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ST. PAUL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1882. ",
The Globe on the. Trains. " •■
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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
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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
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
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
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
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. - .
* Philadelphia, Oct. 19.—The Oil City &
Chicago railroad, controlled by the Buffalo,
Pittsburgh & Western Railroad company,
consolidated with the Newcastle, Plain
Grove & Butler railroad. ' " •
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Salem, Oregon. Oct. 19.—T0-day's bal
lot: Mitchell, 37; Shattuck, 28; the re
Boston, Oct. 19.—The Democrats of the
Second district nominated Edgar E. Dean
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
A BLOCKADE RUNNER'S FORTUNE.
An Estate of 950,000 Affording Pleasant
. food for Philadelphia Lawyers.
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
Dr. P. H. Milliard has gone to Chicago.
No business in the municipal court yes
The Methodist Sunday school wiil be
held in the Swedish Methodist church next
John McCarthy and James Mathews re
turned yesterday from their trip to the
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
The Methodist pooplo will occupy the
Universahst church next Sunday morning
and each succeeding Sunday until further
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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'.