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• Printed and Publibhed^Every Day in tb.e Year BT THE er. PAUL GLOBE PRINTING COMPANY No. 17 Wabashaw Street, St. Paul. THE DAILY GLOBE. SEVEN ISSUES PER WEEK, . Daily - aad: Sunday ' Globe; one poixab par month. v •.. J";*.;.' *'. BIX ISSUES PER WEEK— MAIL, One* m0nth......90cts I Six months. ... $ 5.00 Three months .... $2.50 | Twelve months.. 10.00 ;i ji THE WEEKLY GLOBE. hi '■'; An eight page paper published every Thurs day sent poet paid at $1.15 per . year. 'Three months on trial for 25 cents. . ■•■ ■ - • ST. PAUL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1882. ", The Globe on the. Trains. " •■ The Globe has always been supplied to the cews men on the trains, but at the previous size sneountered difficulties which do not now need to be recounted. At the present size it ought to be found every vhere. " Parties who cannot in the future obt\in it pn the trains or of . news-; dealers vill c< afer a favor by reporting the mat ter to tni6 ofEce with particulars. SUBSCRIPTION RATE*. Seven issues per week, delivered by carrier, mail or supplied by newsdealers—ONE DOLLAR PER MONTH. Six issues per week (omitting Sunday) by mail,"as follows: ."iw--— .~.J~-U'~-..', — ■-■• •• One month, 90 cents; three months, $2.50; six months, $5; twelve months, $10. Postage la prepaid on all papers sent by mail. ' Washbubn evidently considers it a set tled matter that he is to succeed McMillan, in the senate, and he is sending out docu ments broadcast endorsed on the corner of the envelope, "W. D. Washburn, U. S. S." . The kid-glove candidate for congress man ifestly thinks he ha? nothing to do but is sue his edict to secure the coveted prize - Perhaps!! : . Knuty Nelson, the man who jumps homestead claims of poor men, and swin dles the creditors when assignee in bank- ruptcy, is making speeches urging the people to vote for him for Congress. The burden of his song is that he is not a bolter and that he is too poor to have any money to spend to corrupt voters. A guilty conscience is what pricks him. He knows that there never was a more willful and deliberate bolt in this country than that of the bob-tailed rump which nominated him in a tent in Detroit. He knows further, that he represents a pack of thieves who having stolen themselves rich in pine lands and stumpage, are supplying money for him liberally from their ill-got ten gains, hoping by his election to have an opportunity to steal still more. He knows well enough that the thieves" whose candidate he is are resorting to every foul means to elect him, and he co-operates and labors with them. | There is not an honest hair in his head. He is a political fraud, a legal fraud, a business fraud, and a fit rep resentative of men who have always lived by fraud and make fraud their stock in • trade. In other words, if we may be par doned the use of such plain language, Knuty Nelson i 6 a fraud. THE LAX JDS FOR THE ItONDS. Gen. Baker, railroad commissioner of the state, in a timely letter, calls attention to the act passed by the extra session of the legislature providing for the submis sion to the people of the question of de voting the proceeds of the internal im provement lands to the payment of the outstanding railroad bonds. The section of the act which specifies how the ballots should read is bungingly prepared and hence Gen. Baker's suggestion that both affirmative and negative propositions be printed on the ballot. The section is as follows: Sec. 8. The voters voting in favor of this act shall have written or printed, or partly written and partly printed, on their ballots used at said election, the following words: "For the act applying the internal improvement land fund to the payment of the Minnesota state railroad adjustment bonds—Yes," and the ballots used at said election of those voting against said act shall have written or printed, or partly written and partly printed thereon, the following words: "The act applying the internal improvement land fund to the payment of the principal of the Minnesota state railroad adjustment bonds Mo." There is no valid reason why there should be a [single negative vote upon this proposition. Whatever anyone's views may have been relative to the plan of read justment, whereby the old bonds were taken up and new ones issued, no one can raise a shadow of objection to making the inter nal improvement lands go as far as they will in redeeming the new bonds. The principal and interest of the new bonds mmst be met, and the lands will wipe out at least two thirds of the entire debt. The more that is paid by the lands, the less the amount will be required by taxation, and as the payment is no longer a mooted question, every taxpayer in the State is directly inter ested in voting yes. DOG EAT DOG. The star route trial does not beam on the administration with a very constant light. In its comet like coarse it is constantly threatening to smash it to pieces. The re cent flank movement of the wily Robert has placed the government itself on trial The affidavits of Taylor, Brown, Nelson, etc., to the effect that the government tried to bribe the jury to convict, may Hot be re garded as gospel truth. The attorney general will of coarse assert that Taylor, who was in his employment as agent for the care ot witnesses, was following the shrewd advice of Lord Bacon, if you wish to im pede an action the best method is to get yourself made the agent to carry it out. Certain facts, however, covered by these affidavits and admitted by the government afford occasion for a few kindly sugges tions. The government admits that it em ployed agents known to it to be wholly un scrupulous to farther the conviction of the star-routers. Now, what is the plain En glish of this ? What will unscrupulous de tectives do for money against a prisoner guilty or innocent t They will secure his conviction by perjury, bribery and the skillful network of means known to that most enlightened branch of jurists. Had they done so in this case the govern ment tacitly admits that it would have accepted their services and paid for them. Does any one doubt that if Brady, Dorsey and the rest were poor, they would have been convicted, however innocent? A virtuous principal who is willing to pay freely for the rascality of his agent, And to ask no questions, usually occupies a very strong social and financial position. It needs, however,the trained intellect of a public official to see any difference be tween the two rogues. In this case there were two difficulties in the way of suc cess. The supplying the increasing de mands of voracious rogues with the public money without showing for what services it is paid, is something very trying <o the best accountants even in our national cap ital. And second, Brady and Dorsey were rich. Perhaps a third is that the sympa thies of the detectives were with the star routers. The government has shown but little knowledge of human nature. They man age these things better in New York city. They know there that the esprit-de-corps of detectives and rogues is very strong: that nothing, in fact, will overcome that delicate sentiment of honor except more money. The government, it is clear, had not as much money to throw away without accounting for it as the defendants. Had they thought of this they might at least have avoided forcing the public to regard them as both .knaves and fools. At the next trial of the star routers it would be, perhaps, as well to have the attorney gen eral and his subordinates associated with them as co-defendants. THE TWO OYSTERS. India, the oyster of Asia, and Egypt, the oyster of Africa, are now in the possession of England. The wry grimaces which France "makes in chewing the shell of Al geria, Tunis and Sahara, and •watching her old rival reap the fruits of the Nile, and the richer fruits of the great French canal are natural. The young republic has now a strong bond of sympathy with despotic Russia. Ever since Russia's campaign against Khokand in '63, she has been digesting with ill-grace larger and larger doses of Central Asia's deserts. Khiva, abounding in jy^nightingales, and Bokhara, famous for its storks, were but two plains in a pudding of sand. Egypt is a very pleasant country to read about, and since, the discovery of petro leum a pleasant country to live in for those who like to anoint themselves freely with that sweet-smelling oil. There is no other way in which in that country a man can maintain his proper supremacy over the insect world. The frequent preseuce»also of persons who have put out an eye or cut off a finger to avoid military conscription recalls unpleasantly the mutilations so common in the "Arabian Knights." Europe and the Mohammedan world are watching with growing interest what dis position England will make of her prize. Will the powers presume to treat her as coolly as they created Russia at the Berlin congress? The Latin nations are.of course vehemently opposed to England's exten sion of power in the Mediterranean. Rus- sia is no less opposed to Egypt's becom ing an English highway to India. Will England yield to the conference after dis regarding its mandate that Turkey should restore Egypt to order? If Bismarck sides with England the other powers will not dare oppose them. The wily chancellor is as usual master of the situation, and the sight of his two enemies, France and Russia, sueing for his support against England, cannot but be gratifying to his saturnine humor. Though the powers are quiescent over England's establishing a protectorate over Egypt, it is not probable that the Mohammedan world will see itself cut into two parts without a murmur. If England occupies Egypt permanently we may look for a grand uprising of Islam and a heroic effort made to expel the heretic. The failure of this effort will be the signal for the long looked for partition of the Turkish empire. A BURNING SHAME. Wholesale Discharge of Workmen from the Government Printing Office—Having JJo Votes Their Services are Not Needed. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Washington, Oct. 19. —Nineteen addi tional dismissals were made at the govern ment printing office yesterday, which makes about 200 in all within a few weeks,* and it is understood there are more to come It is said that those removed are residents of the District of Columbia, and others who have no political backing. One of the vic tims in a communication in to-night's Star says: "I have noted the dismissal of work men for no reason on earth save that they are of no value to the party in power as voters. We have no votes, therefore we are to be deprived of bread. This is the feat of Mr. Rounds, and rigidly his minions carry out the orders while the public printer is enjoying his vocation in Chicago, and men and women by the score are thrust out by the great printing house, right on the threshold of winter to starve or steal, No public man, no great politi cal leader would dream of championing our cause, however just, earnestly appeal ing to the sense of farmers, to the heart of every upright man. Nearly 200 dismissals already have been made, and the end, we hear, is not yet. And this is not on the score of scarcity of work or a deficiency of money. In a week or two you will see the office lighted up from cellar to garret, engaged in printing the annual reports or the public documents of all descriptions, which will keep the larg est establishment all the winter long. Money is also more plentiful than ever, the last appropriation being larger than ever before. But neither work nor money are for us. We may witness strangers enjoying the banquet while we must turn a deaf ear to the pleadings of our litttle children for what we shall hot be able to get them. We have no votes; that is the sum and substance of our offending. Commenting upon the above the Star editorially says: "The communication elsewhere in regard to the wholesale dis charge of printers from the government office simply because they have no votes, is commended to the prompt attention of printer Rounds. Many discreditable raidß have been made upon the scant salaries by the assessment highwaymen, but nothing so ' utterly shameless as the cold-booded attempt to take the bread wholly from the mouths of the Washington printers and those de pendent upon them in order to convert the government printing office to a straight out political machine. Another discredit able feature of the discharge of skilled printers simply because they are citizens of Washington is that the patronage men and party strikers brought here to fil their places are in many instances thor oughly incompetent workmen. >;"'f>j|' •■■...•; -;'^:\. Fathers! AS-.'''.'■■"' ■. :':: Buy your winter ■ overcoat tor your : boy - and yourself at the old reliable ■ Boston \ One-Prioe Clothing House, corner TLird and Robert St*,. St. Paul. • THE ST. PAUL DAJLY GLOBE, FRIDAY MORMNG, OCTOBER 20, 1882 RAIL AND RIVEB. y ■ ■ ~~— —— ; John S. Kennedy, vice ' president of •: the St. Paul and Manitoba road, with his wife, is in St. Paul. ; Mr. Hiland, of the Chicago, St. Paul & Omaha road, was slightly ailing in Chicago at last accounts. ' E. A. Holbrook, 'general. passenger and ticket agent of the Rochester & Pittsburgh road, is in St. Paul. '■-■" >=';iv^« Mr. Teasdale, general passenger agent of the Chicago, St. Paul & Omaha road,will be home to-morrow. • fS-V'^i: Mr. Geo. K. Barnes, of the Northern Pa cific road, had sent to him ■ from a friend an antelope and six wild geese. * • ■ Rev. Geo. K. Barnes, D.D., of the North ern Pacific railroad, who • is here as a dele gate to the Congregational convention," at tended the sessions of the' distinguished body faithfully yesterday, took : tea T with City Ticket Agent Johnson-, and made one of a lively, whist party during the evening The report that he said "D— : —n it," at the time of his celebrated battle of Glyndon is now alleged to have been wholly an inven-" tion of the evil one. . : . . ; . '.•• ■-.■. --) i- % ;S- D. P. Kimball, Horace Williams, J. Van deventer, W. J. Young, directors of the Sioux City & Pacific, and P*E. Hall, gen eral manager of the same road, J. Sander son, of Boston, W. Watson, of New York, Charles. T. Smith, chief engineer of the St. Paul & Manitoba road, leave St. Paul this npon, to attend the testing of the bridge, across the Missouri river at Bismarck, which takes place to morrow. - . Consolidation. * Philadelphia, Oct. 19.—The Oil City & Chicago railroad, controlled by the Buffalo, Pittsburgh & Western Railroad company, consolidated with the Newcastle, Plain Grove & Butler railroad. ' " • Railroad Superintendents. New Yobk, Oct. 19.—The association of American Railroad Superintendents re sumed its session to-day. Code signals were adopted. Resolutions were passed recommending members of the association, not to employ discharged railroad em ployes, unless they presented a letter from the superintendent of the road from which discharged stating the cause. The meet ings of the association hereafter will be private, unless otherwise ordered by a majority. The question of granting free pi3333i was refdfril." The associa tion adjourned to meet in Chicago a year hence. ° The Rock Island Victorious. ■ Chicago, Oct. 19.—The Rock Island an nounces the completion of traffic arrange ments with the St. Paul & Omaha line.'by which it will bill freight through from Chicago to St. Sioux City. This seems to indicate that the Rock Island has secured a controlling influence in the St. Paul & Omaha, over whoso track the Northwestern gains admission to St. Paul. Southwestern Va/tm-^'ji-r Sates. : Chicago Oct. 19.—A meecting of gener al Passenger agents of Southwestern roads was held here to-day, and the follow ing winter schedule agreed on, which is an advance on rates " heretofore prevailing: Between Chicago and Kansas City, Leav enworth and St. Joseph. $14.80; between Chicago and St. Louis, $8.70; between St. Louis and Kansas City. $8.50. The Mis souri Pacific will fix the rate between Atchison, Topeka and St. Joseph. A Railroad Trip. Denver, Oct. 19.—President Dillon. Gen eral Manager Clark of the Union Pacific and a party under charge of General Su perintendent Ely Bert, left here on a spe cial train this morning,for a trip of inspec tion over the lines of the road in Colorado. Returning here they will proceed west.it is said, to the Pacific coast. River Ketes. The river stands at four feot eight inches on the bar. The Alex Kendall, of Commodore David son's electric light line lay at the levee yes terday receiving freight and got away dur ing the afternoon. The White Eagle of the Davidson elec tric light line, will be the next boat for St. Louis and will leave the levee at the foot of Jackson street at 10 a. m. on Saturday. . . , . ■.. . ._'■.'... Mothers -"' •• •• •'■ Buy your childrens' clothing, hats and cape and furnishing goods, at the Square Dealing* Boston One-Price, corner Third' and Robert streets, ■St Paul.*- ■:'■ . :j\ ' ,;■•■ , ■ " ' _ - ' ■ A KIDNAPPER FOILED. Adventure of a little Chicago Girl on '•_. ;. v ■-'.-. ■ Wednesday Night. - (Special Telegram to the Globe. I ■''-• Chicago, Oct. —Lena Lenbrick, 12 years of age, who lives with her parents at 143 Webster avenue, met - a veritable kid napper last night. Her father left her alone in the house while he ' went to meet her mother at the train. About 6 o'clock, becoming lonesome, Lena wandered away about a block from the house. A strange man, she says, came . upon her before she knew it, and placing a plaster over her mouth, hurried her across the prairie in the direction of the Milwaukee & St Paul railway track. '■"■ They met. nobody until they reached North avenue bridge. Fortu nately a citizen was passing. Clutching the gentleman's arm she clang to it with all the tenacity of which her little body was capable. Her gallant struggle pared her. The kidnapper released his hold upon her and fled. into the darkness, persaed by her deliverers. This was the last she saw of either. The little girl now made her way across the lonely region called Goose Island and reached the resi dence of police officer Gibbons 274 north Branch street. The officer brought Lena to her home •on Webster avenue. When her nerves were sufficiently quiet she de scribed the kidnapper as a man who was well dressed, and from remarks he dropped she believed he ' intended to forcibly re move her to Milwaukee in a ciose carriage. • . ; ; Sensible Men Boy their famishing goods at the Boston One- Price Clothing House, corner Third and Bobert streets, St. Paul, and save money by so doing. The Rubber Trmdr. Nbw York, Oct. 19. —The rubber manu facturers of the United States continued their session ' to-day. About sixty manu facturing firms were present, representing a capital of over $30,000,000. ■- The follow ing resolutions were adopted: Resolved, That it is the duty of the rub ber manufacturers ' of '- this' country and Europe to do all they . can to <■.>■. act the public against a continuance :or -gigantic speculation, and for this end ask the co operation of the public. ' ■■; Resolved, That this meeting advise all manufacturers to refrain * from ■; ttndeavor ing to keep down the ■. pi\. of! good* by undue adulteration of them, am! in mak ing a necessary advance in prices;'an ad vance»also in the standard mii:,. 11 BOOM CONTINUES 1 DR. ROBERTSON'S COXVIXCIXG AR GUMENT AT MORRIS. Nelson Proven a Bolter and a Tool of the Thieves—The Pine Land Rascals Handled Withont Gloves—The Nelson Tactics in Mille Lacs—The Republican Revolt in New York—Hub bell's Thumbscrew— Other Political Matters. A Kindred Room jat Morris. [Special Telegram to the Globe. J Mobbis. Stevens Co., Mian., Oct. 19.— A large delegation of citizens, accom panied by the Morris cornet band, were at the depot this evening to meet the Hon. Dr. Bert. Robertson, speaker of the evening. The doctor was escorted to the court house hall where a very fair audience gathered and where they were treated to one of the most calm and logical discourses which the cam paign has furnished. The speech was Re publican essentially, and was full of clear cut aigument. It was a review of the status of the two great parties. The speaker turned to the consideration of the unhappy family quarrel now in progress fn the ranks of the Republican party. The record of the District Convention was tak en up and the question on the regularity of Mr. Kindred's nomination was clearly and finally settled. We showed clearly that the Nelson party went to the Detroit convention determined not to submit to the will of the majority and with the written agreement between them that Nelson was to be nominated if it was nec essary to bolt to do it. There was no abuse or invective indulged in against Mr. Nelson, but the' gang of corrupt scoundrels who compose the pine land ring were subjected io the most scathing review and their close con nection with Mr. Nelson shown. The Nor thern Pacific land steal charged against Mr. Kindred was exploded and the words of President Villard quoted, who said, "If C. F. Kindred is a thief, so are we all. for we have all bought land with bonds which is all he has done, and as we are stockhold ers we would not be likely to steal from ourselves." The speaker was loudly applauded, and the impression created will be felt on the 7th of November. The meeting at Brown's Valley last evening which was also addressed by Dr. Robertson was large and enthusiastic. The Valley is a Kindred stronghold and will be heard from when the vote is counted* Mule Lacs County. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Pbixceton, Minn., Oct. 19.—Politics are red hot here. The Nelson men have resort ed to downright bribery "and bulldozing to carry their point. Nelson's henchmen have hired every hall in town for next Wednes day night to prevent Col. Johnson from speaking. The Kindred men are indig nant, and have redoubled their efforts. Kindred will have five to one in Mille Lacs county. John H. Allen, the land officer from Fer gus Falls, is here again buying and. trying to buy votes for Nelson. This is the third visit this man Allen has made to this coun ty. The gallant sons of the Pine Tree state in this county are Kindred to the core. No land official or pimp of a per jurer can run this little county. St. Louis Republicans. St. Louis, Oct. 19.—The anti-Filley Re publican city convention met t..is morning. Dr. Emile Preetorious, of the Westliche Post, was made temporary chairman. Committees were appointor and adjourned till 1:30 p. m. to give delegated an oppor tunity to attend the public meeting on 'change as a tribute to the loss sustained by the death of Col. A. W. Slayback. On reassembling Gen. John W. Noble was made permanent chairman, and reso lutions were adopted recognizing the anti- Filley state convention recently held at Jefferson City; reaffirming the platform adopted by that convention; pledge them selves within five days to recognize the state convention and support its nominee. The following ticket was then nominated: Judges of the circuit court, Henry Allover, Jay F. Ferry, Nathan Frank, Isaac M. Mason; coroner, John N. Frank; circuit court, Chas." F. Vogel; clerk criminal court, Frank J. Conway, attorney court of criminal correction, Cornelius Mcßride; assistant attorney same court, Alfred Bur gess, colored. Of the above nominees the following are on the Filley ticket: Nathan Frank, Isaac M. Mason, D. R. Frank, Chas. F. Vogel, Archie Carr. The Rrpubliran berolt. [Special Telegram to th« Globe. I New York, Oct.' —It now looks as though nothing could prevent the election of . the entire •: Democratic state ticket, three weeks hence, and a gain :of four or five Democratic congressmen. The revolt of the Republicans seems to increase rather than diminish. The sanguine stalwarts who said that the storm would blow over before election day, begins to acknowl edge that it breaks out from a new quarter every day. The Ohio cyclone leveled more political shrubbery than any wind we have had lately, and the tornadoes that are raging along the line of the Erie canal, and that * are ' blowing down from Buffalo, are causing the Republicans to shiver and to hang out fresh signals. There has not been known such a Republican re volt in a score of years. If ' the election were ._ to-morrow Folger could not' poll three-fifths of the Republican vote of the state, and it is not plain to nee how he is going to do much better three weeks hence, for things do not improve.' / V Hubbell's Thumbscrew. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Washington, Oct. 19—A correspondent of a 1 prominent Republican journal was in Jay Hubbell's office to-day when a poor clerk called and. implored to be let off from the payment of the two per cent, assessment on his annual salary which had been demanded by the bandits.' He stated that he had already paid $3 to the state Republican association of which ie was a ! member; ,' that he had : a family and was' poor and in debt. Hubbell listened coldly, and told ' the 'man that others in his case managed to pay their assessments, ■' but if he would \ walk ■ into > bis * private t office he w«uld take : bis ease under considera tion. '■■ But for the; presence -of a news paper corresponhent he would probably have been much more peremptory. / -. ;•.■;■; •_' A Defective Law. ".. \. ;.' ■ ."i Washington, Oct. 19.— D. B. Hen derson, secretary of .. the Republican na tional congressional committee, has been advised of a v serious. defect -. in <j the ' law passed by the Tennessee legislature to ar range congressional districts in that state. It appears that the bill for this purpose as passed by the Tennessee senate was amended in the lower house, and through a clerical error three counties —Cumberland, Miegs and Shea, which by the senate bill were assigned to the Third district, were omitted. The bill as amended in the lower house was finally agreed to by the senate, but the er ror was not discovered and corrected. As a consequence these three counties are not assignned toany congressional district, and voters residing in them, should an election be held under the new law, will be debarred from voting for representatives in con gress. Col. Henderson thinks the voters of these counties cannot constitutionally be deprived of their right to vote for repre sentative, and if the defect is not remedied it may vitiate the title to the seat of every member elected under the law. He has suggested that the governor of Tennessee call a special session of the legislature for the purpose of remedying the defect. Miscellaneous. Pbovidence, R. 1., Oct. 19.—The Re publicans of the First district renomi nated J. Spooner for congress. Jonathan Chase was renominated in the Second dis trict. Salem, Oregon. Oct. 19.—T0-day's bal lot: Mitchell, 37; Shattuck, 28; the re mainder scattering. Boston, Oct. 19.—The Democrats of the Second district nominated Edgar E. Dean for congress. Newakk, N. J., Oct. 19.—The Sixth dis trict Democrats nominated «x-Mayor Fred ler for congress. PiTTSBUKG,Oct. 19.—The conferees of the Twenty-fourth congressional district, .have nominated John G. McConaby, of Law rence county. , Boston, Oct. 19.—The Prohibitionists of the Fourth district nominated Wendell Phillips for congress. New Yobk, Oct. 19.—The Democrats of Brooklyn made following nominations: Register, Col. Thos. Carroll; county clerk Rodney Thursby; surrogate, Jacob J. Ber ger; county treasurer, Harry Adams; just tice of sessions, Adolph Gubner. A NOVEL SUIT. What Constitutes an Obstruction of the Mails? Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 19.—A novel fea ture has appeared in the Higginsville post master case, and was argued in the United States court;lo day. The grand jury yes terday returned an indictment against Edward Claypool for obstructing the mails. The facts as heretofore published are that at Higginsvilie, Mo., last August a quarrel arose between Claypool and John W. Endley, the postmaster there. Claypool, it is charged, on the 28th of August entered the postoftice just as a pouch of mail was received and as saulted the postmaster, and during the melee, which lasted some time, the mail could not be distributed. Immediately on returning the indictment, the defense riled a demurrer maintaining that the mail could not be obstructed except when in motion on a railroad train, wagon or stage. The prsecution argued that the mails are in transit until delivered to the person ad dressed, and that the case in point comss within the meaning of the statute. The ruling of the court is awaited with interest, as the point has never yet been passed upon. A KEMAICKAISI.K MISER. A. Street Beggar of Paris the Possessor of Riches Galore—A Romantic Tale. The Paris correspondent of the Philadel phia Evening Bulletin tells the following story: A miserable-looking, degraded indi vidual, whose initial (Mr. C.) only is given, was arrested a few days ago on the charge of a grave offense against the public order. When interrogated as to his dwell ing place, he, after much hesitation, gave the number of one of the finest houses in the Rue Galilee, in the Champs Ely see quarter. It was hardly thought possible that so sordid a looking personage could inhabit, much less be the proprietor of such valuable property. This he explained by stating that he was the scion of a noble family; that from father to son they had inhabited the house for over a century, he himself having lived there alone for fifteen years. Mr. Mack, chief of police, then accom panied the prisoner to his home. On en tering it Mr. Mack and his assistants were astounded at the treasures it contained. Antique furniture of the richest and most artistic description, rare old pictures by famous masters, precious old books and engravings, marbles, bronzes, silverware and more than twenty magnificent old clocks, all hidden under* the dust of years and the cobwebs woven by many genera tions of spiders. The . pro prietor of all . these treas ures slept upon a filthy old mattress thrown on the floor near a magnificent canopied bed hung with superb silken draperies. In the corners of the room were heaps of cast off clothing.reduced to rags. The owner confessed to never buying any but the cheapest kind of second-hand clothing and wearing them until they fell off of him. His greatest dread was that any one should know of his wealth and he be robbed or assassinated. The prisoner was incarcer ated to await trial and is under the care of medical experts, as it is thought he is not in his right mind. And now for the ep ilogue. A day or two after Mr. C.'s arrest and the description of his home, a police man passing there at 6 a., m. found a silver teapot lying an the sidewalk. On examin ing the house It was found to have been broken open and a great quantity of the treasures it contained stolen. Every effort will be made by the au thorities to discover the thieves and regain the missing property, but the poor old miser's fears are realized. He was again taken to his home, this time in order to make a declaration of the stolen objects, but the poor old fellow does not himself know all the treasures he possesses, and is therefore unable to describe the missing ones. Fortunately Mr. C had hidden his money in a safe place. Acting under the advice of the magistrate, who accompanied him, they together proceeded to. the bank of France and there deposited a box containing 80,000 francs worth of jewels and 210,000 francs in bank bills and bonds. Among these latter is a 100,000 bond, the coupons of which had not been detached since 1871, According to the law, coupons whioh are not collected with in a certain time revert to the state, so the interest on the bond during the past eleven years belongs to the government. The Gu Makers. Pittsburgh, Oct. 19.—The convention of the American Gaslight association ad journed this evening after electing the following officers: President, Theodore Foresthall, New Orleans; vice presidents, Win. A. Steadman, Eugene Yanderpool and A. 0. Wood; secretary and treasurer, W. H. White. The next annual meeting will be held in New York Fanny P&roell'n Remain*. Boston, Oct 19. —The remains of Miss Fannie Parnell arrived here this morning, and were escorted to the residence of Mrs. Tudor, where funeral services will be held this afternoon. The floral tributes are very handsome and numerous. VISITATION OF FIRE. Fearful Accident in a North Carolina Church—Fall of the Chaiulelier Filled With Kerosene Lamps-Sewer Gas and Benzine Explosions in rhilndelpliia. [Special Telegram to the Globe. | Gseensboeo, N. C, Oct. 19.—While the usual night services were going on in the Roxboro Baptist church which was crowd ed, the immense chandelier holding lamps, and suspended from the ceiling, broke and fell in the midst of the congregation. As the chandelier fell the lamp^vere over turned, and spread hissing fllSnes o fire in every direction, and in an instant the church and many of the congregation were in flames and others were stifled by the black oil smoke which quickly filled the building. Men, women and children were soon crowded together in one huddling mass, all panic stricken. The minister was among the first to re cover his presence of mind, and he at once called to the deacons to preserve order and persuade the congregation to Ye calm. This had the desired effect, and as soon as the minister, who fortunately had a sten torian voice, shouted the names of the different church'offieers present, they be gan at once to break open the doors and windows and organized to remove the women and children. The church, which is a large frame building without galleries, had four large doors and windows' on each side, and fortunately was not raised high above the ground. The congregation was therefore enabled to to get out without de lay. Several ladies and an old gentleman were badly injured by the falling chande liers. Numbers of others were burned by the oil, but up to this hour no deaths are reported, but it is feared that four of those present, all young ladies, will die from the effects of the flames, which the physicians fear they swallowed. EXPLOSION OF SEWEB GAS. Philadelphia, Oct. 19. —A series of ex plosions to-day caused a panic in Twen tieth street. The explosion of gas in a de fective main blew out the iron grating over the sewer at Twentieth and Ogden streets and threw it 100 feet into the air, also tearing out earth and stones around. A minute later and another explosion fol lowed one square away at Twentieth and Poplar streets. A third explosion fol lowed at Twentieth and Parish streets, and a fourth at Twentieth and Brown streets. Fiainesthen burst from the sewer, throwing a volume of fire into the street. House's were shaken within a radius of several squares. There was trememlnous ex citement. Strange to say there was no one hurt. BENZINE EXPLO3ION. About 11:30 while Mrs. Topham, 4742 Paul street. Frankford, was cleaning furni ture with benzine, a three-gallou can of the liquid caught fire and a terrific explo sion occurred, The entire front and side walls of the buildings a three-story brick structure, were blown out, and the front of the house No. 4744 partly demolished. A Mrs. Heff was seriously burned. FELL OYEK A TRUNK. Fostobia, Oct. 19.—T0-day, a New York traveling man, named J. G. Moore, got off a train here to send a dispatch. The car started sooner than he expected, and, in running to jump on, he fell over a trunk on the platform, sustaining fatal injuries. ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. Madison, Ind., Oct. 19.—Jacob Welch, sixteen years old, was accidentally killed while out hunting. He was drawing a gun through the fence, muzzle foremost, when the contents were discharged into his body. St. Louis, Oct. 19.—The lithographing and printing establishment of August Gast & Co., occupying three upper stories of 317 and 318 north Third street, was damaged by fire this morning. Loss about $250,000. The stock was valued at $900, --000; insured for $76,000. The first floor, occupied by Robert D. Patterson <fc Co., wholesale and retail stationers, was dama ged considerably by water, but the amount cannot yet be estimated. The buildings, owned by George W. Patridge, are insured for $20,000. Newbebh, N. C, Oct. 19.—About 250 bales of cotton burned on the Midland railroad wharf in this city. It was in tran sit to Norfolk, New York and Boston. Applexon, Wig., Oct. 19—Hurtze's plan ing mill and furniture . factory burned. Loss $12,000; half insured. 1 Cincinnati, Oct. 19.—A fire this mid night destroyed the Youngbla coal eleva tor in the eastern part of the city on the Ohio river, formerly Columbia. Loss, $8,000. A BLOCKADE RUNNER'S FORTUNE. An Estate of 950,000 Affording Pleasant . food for Philadelphia Lawyers. [Philadelphia Times.] A hearing was had before Judge Penrose in the Orphans' court, yesterday, on an account in the estate of Matthew Flaig, whose fortune of $50,000, made by block ade running during the civil war, is afford ing pleasant food for the lawyers. Flaig, who was originally from Hanover, in Germany, established headquarters during the rebellion at Nassau, New Providence, and from there consigned to a brother, who had stationed himself in the confeder acy, shipments of watches, jewelry, silks and other luxuries. The. articles were old fashioned and bought cheap, but were sold at rates so high-that at the close of the war Matthew Flaig found himself with a fortune. He died in New Orleans last year while enaged in a suit against his brother, with whom he had fallen out. He had no wife or children and divided half his fortune among nephews and nieces. The remainder he directed to be given to such charitable institutions as those who should administer his estate might deem proper. " He did not nominate an executor and letters of administration were awarded to Frank M. Wirgman, a lawyer of this city. -; . , At the hearing yesterday an issue was raised to - the devise to ; the charity by Frank i Keller,} of New York, who repre sented j a sister ; and the children of two brothers of the deceased. The devise, they held, was void for uncertainty. Claims amounting to nearly $6,000 were put in by Wirgnian and a lawyer • who represented him. The tatter's, claim was, resisted as excessive. , The matter was taken . under consideration. ■:'-'-.. r-;-. p .-- .-. ' ''.':''"■,: ' * ■ -:; Obituary. -■■r~:;}'■■■ -Ai # : Ikdiahapolis, IneL, Oct. 19.—A dispatch to the News announces the death of Hon. John D. Defrees, late public printer, at Berkley -" Springs, Vermont, - 'this morning. :. BAX.TXMOBK, Oct. rj 19.—Judge Edward Hammond died in -. Howard county, aged seventy.He was a member of congress from 1849 ; to;l868.U:;,.;:.;,:-;■;,-:■■.:-:■ :-\ v»V;.v- D«T*ora Oct. 19.—John Hibbard, United States consul at Gooderich, Ont., died this forenoon. He was formerly mayor of Port Huron and a leading citizen. Verdict In Favor of an Actress. New York, Oct. 19. —The jury in the case of Marie Prescott against President Toasey, of the American News company, rendered a verdict in favor of the plaintiff or |12,500. I STILLWATER. STIM.WATER GtOBELETS. Dr. P. H. Milliard has gone to Chicago. No business in the municipal court yes terday. The Methodist Sunday school wiil be held in the Swedish Methodist church next Sunday. John McCarthy and James Mathews re turned yesterday from their trip to the woods. An tiling to attract attention. A dry goods store on Main street has eleven Guinea pigs in their front window. Adam Marty is now deputy sheriff, hav ing been appointed by Sheriff Holcomb. He takes the place of Adolph Dagger re signed. The Methodist pooplo will occupy the Universahst church next Sunday morning and each succeeding Sunday until further notice. It is stated that a colored man was mar ried a few days ago to a white woman. The report was contradicted yesterday af ternon, but the report is probably cor rect, J Some persons of a malignat disposition have been at much pains in circulating stories detrimental to the character of a young man and a young married woman. It may be stated that there is do truth in the rumors so industriously circulated the past few days. By some unaccountable means yesterday morning's package of Globes was taken to the express office, where it was accidentally discovered by a boy who happened to know where the package belonged. As it was, the delivery of the paper was delayed until almost noon. It is stated that an accident occurred last Tuesday morning at Oakdale, on the Omaha road, the morning train going east having collided with a freight train. The engine was thrown from the track and the cars damaged to some extent. One man had his leg broken, which was all the in jury sustained by either passengers or train, men. Late yesterday afternoon an insane woman, a Swede, was tciken up by the police and placed in the city jail. As near as could be learned the woman is from the interior of the state. She stated her errand here was to look for a doctor to cure her eyes, but as her sight is good her statement is only an evidence of her insanity. Miss Ellen Connor died yesterday mor ning, with malignant diphtheria, at the residence of her sister. Deceased came the city about a week ago, and was taken ill soon after her arrival witli what was at first supposed to be typhoid fever. Twen ty-four hours before death ensued, it was found that the patient was suffering from, an attack of diphtheria in its worst form. A lady residing in Holcomb's addition had prepared the mid-day meal and step ped into a neighbor's house while waiting for her husband to come. When she re turned her surprise was great to find the table cleared of the edibles on which she expected to dine. Upon going to the front door two rather rough looking individuals were seen going around the corner of the street near the residence. It is very like ly the two persons had their dinner with them. WHOFIKST FIRED AT SI'JITER. The Chance Offerer! to Roger A.Pryor,antt Accepted by George S.-Tames. [New Orleans Times-Democrat.J I wish to correct an error, which ha&. almost passed into an historical fact. It is this. That Edmund Ruffin of Virginia did not fire the first gun at Fort Sumter, but that Capt George S. James of South Carolina, afterward killed when a lieuten ant colonel at Boonsborough, Md., did fire it. The writer was a captain of the South Carolina army at the time, aud an aide de-camp on the staff of Gen. Beauregard.. He now has before him a diary written at the time, and there can be no mistake as to the fact. The summon for the surrender or evacu ation was carried by Col. Che3nut of South Carolina, and Capt. S. D. Lee. They ar rived at Sumter at 2:20 p. m., April 11. Major Anderson declined to surrender, but remarked, "He would be starved ont in a few days if he was not knocked to pieces by ©en. Beauregard's batteries.'* This remark was repeated to Gen. Beaure gard, who informed President Davis. The result was a second message was sent to Major Anderson by the same officers, accompanied by Roger A. Pryor, of Virginia and Col. Chisholm, of South Carolina. The messengers ar rived at Sumter at 12:25 a. m., April 12.. Major Anderson was informed that if he would say that he would surrender on April 15, and in the meantime would. not fire on Gen.Beauregard's batteries,unless he was fired on, he would be allowed that time also that he would not be allowed to receive provisions from the United States authorities. The major declined to accede to this arrangement, saying he would not . open fire unless a hostile act was committed against his fort or his flag, but that if he could be supplied with provisions before the 15th of April he would receive them, and in that event he would not surrender. This reply being unsatisfactory, Col. James Chesnut and Capt. S. D. Lee gave the major a writ ten communication, dated, "Fort Sumter, S. C, April 12, 1861, 3:20 a. m.," informing him, by authority of Gen. BeauregardV that the batteries of Gen. Beauregard. would open on the fort in one hour from that time. - • The party, as designated, then proceeded in their boats to Fort Johnson, on James- Island, and delivered the order to Capt. George S. James, commanding the mortar battery, to open fire on Fort Sumter. At 4:30 a. m. the first gun was fired at Fort 'Sumter, and at-1:tO '.he second gun was fired from the same battery. Capt. James offered the honor of firing the first shot to- Roger A. Pryor, of Virginia. He declined, saying he could not fire the first gun. An other officer then offered to take Pryor'a place. James replied: "No ! I will fire it myself." And he did fire it. At 4:45 a. nv nearly all the batteries in the harbor were firing on Sumter. Mr. Edward Ruffin (who was much beloved and respected) was at the iron battery on Morris Island. I al ways understood he fired the first gun from the iron battery, but one thing is certain — he never fired the first gun against Fort Sumter. George S. James did. Nor did - he fire the second gun. He may have fired the third gun, or first gun f roni the iron battery on Morris Island. Yours respet fully. 8. D. Lm. Masonic. Olkvelasd, O-, Oct. 19.—The Ohio grand lodge of Masons to-day elected additional officers: Grand junior warden, W. Jakers, of Cleveland, grand secretary, J. D. Cald well, of Cincinnati; grand treasurer, Charles Brown, of Cincinnati. Cleveland, Oct. 19.—At the session of the Ohio grand lodge of Masons to-day, Master Keifer appointed the following: Grand chaplain, Rev. Lafayette Vancleve, Hillsboro; grand orator, Octavius Waters* Delta; grand marsh-1, Joseph Stewart, Columbus; grand senior deacon, Leander Bordick, Toledo; grand tiler, Jacob Ran lull, Waynesville. Adjournec'.