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BSelal Paper of the City and Cour.ty. I Printed and Published Eveiy Day in tho Year. j ei ins j «T. PAUL GLOBE PRINTING COMPANY No. 17 Wabashaw Street, St. Paul. j ~ THE DAILY GLOBE. SEVEN ISSUES PER WEEK, Dully and Sunday Globe; one dollab pe BOTS1X ISSUES PER WEEK—BY MAIL, »M .^r.-.tv, QOcts 1 Six months. ..$ 5.00 tSes StoV.V.tfS 1 Twelve months.. 10.00 THE WEEKLY GLOBE. An eight page paper published every Thurs day seat post paid at $1.15 per yoar. Three months on trial for 25 cents. - ST. PAUL, FRIDAY, FEB. 9. 1883. ~Febbuabt may well be termed a month of misery from fire and flood. Ir doesn't pay to bean Ohio man just now. It looks as if half the people in this State were being drowned out of house and home. Time is sure to bring its revenges - The city of Toledo, Ohio, was greatly damaged two years ago by ice and flood, and another ice gorge has formed three miles out in the lake, which threatens to be still more damaging. The city will have to be removed to dry land for safety. . The Bazille claim to the block upon which the state capitol is located is again before the legislature. It promises to be as long-lived as the McGarrahan claim be fore congress, and unless disposed of will cause no end of annoyance to future leg islatures. ______ Nearly all the leading officers of the government were present at the marriage of Miss Alice Blaine, daughter of Hon. J. G. Blame, with Col. J. G. Coppinger, U. S. A. The ceremony took place in St. Mat thew's Catholic church at Washington, on the Gth inst. When Gen. Walker proposed his incom prehensible • census plans, Mr. Conkling, then senator, said it would cost $9,000,000 to carry them out. The sum of $5,600,000 has already been expended, and $3,000,000 is needed to complete it. Mr. Conkling was not so very far out of the way. President Gbevy can't induce Jules Ferry to form a new cabinet, and is trying to get Brisson to undertake the job. The present cabinet has been in office only about ten days, and the members are no doubt exclaiming: "I; bo soon we're done for, We wonder what we were begun for?" Tiie destruction of the Globe's special wire by the fire last night, interrupted the transmission of our market reports and other special features of our daily issue. Although strenuous efforts were made to restore connection around the break, it was impossible to repair the damage in time to be of service for this morning's issue. The gratifying intelligence comes this morning that Freebooter Payne has been captured by the troops and will be taken to Fort Reno. It is sincerely to be hoped that he will not be permitted to go free, but will be taught a lesson that shall suf fice to deter him forever from future incursions into territory that belongs to the Indians. • ■ The state is being asked to pay alto gether too much for the care of the small pox patients. Every community that has had a case of the disease sends a petition asking to be reimbursed for doctors' bills, nursing, and consequential damages besides. Tho result is that tho bills foot up to thousands of dollars. Every com munity is of right compelled to attend to its own sick at its own expense. This is done in all the cities of the state, and the rural districts are certainly entitled to no greater privileges. The act for the protection of livery keepers introduced in the house yesterday is by far too sweeping a measure, and if it pose that any person who hires a horse becomes a law will work great injustice to honest citizens. It is prepostrous to supo can tell tha precise number of miles he will drive before returning the animal, and the best men in the world are liable to change their minds as to the direction in which they will go after they shall have started on a drive. The best place for the bill in question ithe waste basket. Dubing yesterday a large number of people interested in the prosperity of the State Agricultural society congratulated the Globe upon its fair, honest and com plete report of the proceedings of the offi cial meeting held at the Metropolitan ho tel, in this city, on Wednesday. The report in a morning paper was so palpably un just in its discriminations, and so notable for its omission of that, which in all fair ness, should have been reported for the public, that it was universally condemned. Nair play is a virtue unknown in the quar ter alluded to. Those who want the true, unbiased facts, always find them in the Globe. About the year 1866, the late President Garfield endorsed as surety, certain notes made by his brother-in-law Joseph Ru dolph, and given to one E. J. Sweeny for a patent right. The patent right proved valueless, at least in Rudolph's hands, and he refused to pay the notes. Sweeny brought suit against Rudolph and Gen. Gar field for $1,500. The case has been tried five times. Upon the first two trials the jury disagreed. At the third trial a compro mise verdict was rendered, which neither party would accept, and the litigation con tinued. The fourth trial resulted in a ver dict for the defendants, and the fifth trial, which was concluded on Tuesday of this week, resulted in a verdict for the defen dants. Sweeny has filed a motion tor a new trial. Mr. Rudolph is tha administra tor of the estate of General Garfield. At the banquet of the Beacon Society of Boston, Mass., entertaining the Merchants and Commercial clubs,among the speeches made was one by Roland Worthington, the collector of the port. The president of the evening, with subtle sarcasm, said Mr. Worthington "represented the president of the United States." Mr. Worthington, re garding himself highly flattered, proceeded to say: Perhaps no president ever was called into the chair U'idsr more trying circumstances than President Arthur since the days of Lincoln. He was sure that all present would appreciate the position of President Arthur. Since the death of the last president, Mr. Arthur has carried li iu self with a great deal of true cemmon '". aim. nm __v .'''.:- . . .-' i. , '■-■ -■■ I.-... sense. He has shown the firmness of Grant : with the political sagacity of Garfield, so that J to-day it may be said of him, "We have a man . who will administer the government with a great I deal of caution, and with care to execute the Laws of the land for the benefit'of the people; who made him president. There's your Boston flunkey, in all the bloom of his official collar. If ever a travesty upon good common sense was j uttered upon a post prandial occasion, Mr. Roland Worthington did it. The idea that the people made Arthur president, has no lodgment outside ot an office hold er's vision. A New Yobk special of the 8th says: It is slid on good authority that Mr. Windom will go from the United States Senate to New York, to become president of a banking con cern. Mr. Windom some time ago, as if antici pating what lias happened to him, sold out liis property in Minnesota and invested it elsewhere. Mr. Windom has the warm and unqualified sup port of John Sherman for the New York place. li was by protecting John Sherman while secre tary of the treasury that Windom pot his fall. It is only right that Sherman should certify to Windom's qualifications now that ho is out of employment. While the senatorial contest here was in progress, the Globe stated, "on good au thority," that Windom was booked for a New York bank presidency. His friends denied it, but Windom's friends have very often been misled as to the truth. Every day affords some striking evidence that the people of Minnesota should rejoice that they have got rid of Windom. The statement above, that he is a pet of John Sherman, is proof enough that Minnesota did wisely in rejecting the arrogant Boss. Contemplate the rout of Windom from any standpoint, and tho nearer the day of Ju bilee seems to have come. It was a happy day for Minnesota, and for the country, when John Sherman's satelite got the '•grand bounce." When the late President * Fillmore died he devised his property to his wife. Mrs. Fillmore died in 1881, leaving a large es tate, the property which came to her from her husband having much increased in value. Mrs. Fillmore, by will, distributed the estate, and the will was filed for pro bate Oct. 24, 1881. It is provided by the laws of New York that the heirs and next of kin may, within one year from the date of probate, enter contest of a will if they are so disposed. Upon the 23d of Octo ber, 1882, just one day within Hie limit, a petition was presented asking to have the will set aside. It was conclusive ly shown that the contestants were neither heirs or next of kin, and could not take under the will. Foiled in this scheme,the contestants have resorted to a strategic movement to reopen the probate. Parties who are not heirs or next of kin have been induced to come forward and claim shares in the property and to petition asking that the will be set aside on the ground that they were not cited to appear when the will was proven. This has put a new phase upon the case, and the claimants who set np that they are heirs, etc., are hopeful that on the conclusion of the re hearing the will may be set aside, and they will get shares in the property. THE BOARD OP CHARITIES AND CORRECTIONS. If any can understand the animus of the opposition to the bill now pending in the legislature creating a state board of charities and corrections, the Globe can not. , For some reason, a fierce, factious opposition appears, and a gentleman, who will do well to think twice before he speaks once, is the apparent leader. Who is engaged in pulling wires through J. E. Child may be dimly guessed at, perhaps, but is not as clearly discerna ble as it may be hereafter. The proposal to create this board has been carefully considered. Gov. Hubbard, in his able message, earnestly and cordially recommended it. The leading and influ ential journals of the State have spoken approvingly of it. The pending bill is substantially the same that is in successful operation in nine States, and possibly more. In Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin the measure has been fully tested, and in its beneficent operation is esteemed of the highest public utility. It is wholly and Dreeminently a humane measure. It can not be,and it is not urged.that it will prove an expense productive of any burden to the state. The proposition has the en dorsement of all enlightened and patriotic citizens who have become informed upon the subject. It has been favorably re commended by the delegation sent by Gov. Hubbard to attend the session of the National Convention of Charities and Corrections, at Madison, Wis., last August. Those who are at all familiar with our poor houses, jails, etc., are its strongest advocates. The best and noblest impulses have suggested it. It is incom prehensible, therefore, thaj;. it should be antagonized by anybody. The sentiment of the community favors it. The interests of a generous humanity demand it. The measure is deserving of a hearty support, and the more it is understood the stronger will be the sentiment in its favor. There is no shading of politics or partisanism about it. It is simply an appeal to oar broadest humanity. Let the bill pass with out delay. ' A SENSIBLE SETTLEMENT OF A VEX ;.* ED QUESTION '> The senate of France is composed of sterner and more sensible stuff than the chamber of deputies. At least, it is not as easily frightened by the apparition of the monarchy as the lower branch of the French congress was. The committee of that body, to whom was referred the. bill for the expulsion of all pretenders to the throne, yesterday reported disapproving of the measure in its entirety, and it is very manifest that the measure will receive its quietus in the senate. • The manifesto of Prince Napoleon as serting his right to the throne has created more fright than harm throughout the country. Indeed, it now looks as if some good has been accomplished by the pro ceeding, for it has awakened republicans from the lethargy into which they had fall en by showing them that the republic has strong and active foes, ever on the alert for an opportunity to work the overthrow of the existing government. But even if the demonstration had been far more im posing and menacing than it was, the pas sage of a law to exile all pretenders not have been wise or just. It is far easier to control those who would undermine a government when they are subject to its jurisdiction than when they- are plotting in foreign countries over which jurisdiction does not extend. Surveillance over rebels in exile is very difficult to maintain, but is an easy matter. at home, where the force of courts and leg islative bodies have full sway. The injustice of the proposition is in the fact that the punishment was imposed upon the innocent as well as the guilty. THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 9, 1883. The Bonapartists were guilty of the offense that called forth the act of the deputies. The legitimists, it was afterward aseer tained, were engaged in intrigues to ob tain the succession. But the Orleanists, against whom the rigors of the expulsion bill were chiefly directed, were guiltless of any overt act, but had maintained.through out an attitude of the most perfect loyalty to the republic. , Now that the first scare is over wo may expect affairs in France to resume their normal condition for a time, at least. But any permanent content need not be antici pated for years to come. The people are too easily.influenced, too fickle to give war rant for such a hope. The sensible action of the senate, however, will go a creat way towards restoring confidence among the people, and convincing them that the gov ernment is strong enough to withstand all such assaults as the abortive Napoleonic manifesto. THE YELLOWSTONE PARK. Among the multitude of iniquitous grand larcenies which have been commit ted upon the public during the past twen ty-five years, there is none, perhaps, more outrageous than the lease of the hotel priv ileges of the Yellowstone National Park to ' a company of capitalists, consisting of Rufus Hatch, Hobart, "Brother-in-la" Douglass and others. The lease was grant ed by Joslyn, assistant secretary of the in terior, in Secretary Teller's absence, at the earnest solicitude of our immaculate ex statesman, William Windom, who did not dare to appear in person as one of the stockholders of the company, b,ut commit ted his interests to the care of his kins man, a devoted henchman and worshiper. The lease is one of the most extraordina ry on record. It grants for a nominal con sideration the exclusive and perpetual right to the company to build hotels and other structures for the convenience or comfort of tourists, and compels the Unit ed States army to drive out all intruders, including sportsmen, Indians, traders and all other persons save those who may con tribute to the coffers of the hotel keepers. Gov. Crosby, of Montana, alleges that it is the intention of Hatch and his associates to establish vast cattle enterprises close to the park and secure un limited forage and immunity from dis turbances in their trespass by controlling the park as hotel monopolies The lease, he says, covers some 4,000 acres, embracing every object of interest to tour ists, and the company mean to let their cattle obtain free pasture over the remain ing millions of acres. The scheme is nothing more nor less than a device for permission to rob the public, and is in all its details a gigantic plan of extortion and a perversion of the terms of the act dedi cating the park to the pnblic use. Gen. Sheridan, who passed a -portion of last summer in the park, made a report to the war department a short time ago pro testing in the strongest possible terms against the lease of the park privileges to the company in question or to any other combination of capitalists. Senator Vest, of Missouri, also called attention to the lease upon the floor of the senate, and pointed out its enormity. For these services the legislature of Illinois passed a joint resolu tion of thanks to both of the officials re ferred to. A copy of the same resolution was offered in the Minnesota senate yester day, but its passage was antagonized by Senator J. B. Gilfillan, who ha3, it is al leged, a financial interest in the Hatch company. It was laid over under the rule, notice of debate having been given. There should be, however, no doubt of its final passage, Minnesota has a more direct in terest in the Yellowstone park than ony other state in the Union, for all the travel to and from the park will pass through our state. If the great national pleasure ground is committed to the keeping of monopolists, that travel will be greatly restricted, while if it is left free to the world, people from every section will flock to see its won ders and to breathe its health-giving at mosphere. The consummation of the lease can yet be prevented, for it is the opinion of eminent lawyers that it is ille gal, and can be set aside. Congress, at any rate, has the power to abrogate it, and whenever influences can be brought to bear npon that body should be used both by individuals and by the legislatures of the several states. HAZEN TALKS. Tlie Chief of the Weather Bureau Replies to an Attempt by Representative Beltz hoover on the Conduct of that Service — Why it should not be Put Under the Con trol of the Interior Department. Washington, Feb. 8.—Gen. W. B. Ha zen, chief signal officer of the United. States army, has sent to press for publica tion, a statement in reply to the charges against him, and attacks upon the signal service by Representative Beltzhoover, and a number of anonymous writers. The charges, Gen. Hazen says, have their origin in the resentment of dismissed employes of the service and' are untruthful and slanderous and the attacks are made for the purpose of bringing about the removal of the weath er service to the interior department. Gen. Hazen then gives briefly some of the reasons why such removal should - not be made, viz: First, because experience .has shown that the head of the service must have power to punish men for neglecting to take observations at precisely the pre scribed times, and such power cannot be had under civil law. Second, because the work is done more cheaply by the present signal service than it could be done by a civil bureau. ' Third, because the govern ment must be able to hold observers by enlistment in order to receive the ben efit of their services in return for instruc tion given them. in meteorology. These, he says, are some of the reasons why the weather bureau should be retained as a part of the service , which has made it a success. General Hazen calls attention to covert attempts which he thinks are being made to destroy the weather service by indirectly hostile legis lation. The army appropriation j bill, as reported to the senate, contains a i provision that officers who have served in • Washington more than three years shall ! return to their regiments. This, he says, j •would destroy the weather service or .-at least suspend it for a long time because : every officer except one who can make a j weather prediction has been in the weather service more than three years. In I conclusion, Gen. Hazen says: "If con- j gress wishes to know all the details of the bureau, it can appoint an investigating fl committee, to which every possible oppor- ■ tunity and facility will be given." V [ The speech of Beltzhoover, referred to above, was not delivered in the house, but he obtained leave to print it and it appears , in the Congressional Record this morning. It contains a bitter attack upon. Hazen personally and the workings of - the bureau "i generally. I WASHINGTON. '..'.~T. ~ ~jH ':■'•'-'.:-'-■; , Ill IS OF SEWS FROM THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT. ■";'., The Mississippi' River Improvement—The senate .Labor Investigation—Starving Plates— Route Trial. Washington, Feb. 8.— committee has been appointed by the secretary of the treasury to investigate the circumstances attending the loss of numeral stamps, figure 1, used in printing tens of internal revenue stamps which have been missing from the bureau of engraning and print ing, since Jan. 31, last. The committee is to determine where the responsibility of the loss rests, and whether the use of the set of numerals to which the last stamp belonged, shall be discontinued. The house committee on patents authro ized Mr. Vance to prepare a bill to so amend the revised statutes applicable to patents as to provide that an American patent shall run fifeen years from the time the invention was patented in a for eign country, making all patents of what ever class extend seventeen years, not to revive the American patent now dead or to extend any living . patent, but to apply only to patents hereafter granted.. The senate committee on education and labor resumed its inquiries this morning, and examined Frank K. Foster, secretary of the Massachusetts Federation of Trade and Labor unions. Witness made a gen eral statement as to the laboring classes of New Englai d in general and Massachu setts in particular. Speaking of the moral, intellectual and physical condition of printers as a class, he said the lines of caste were growing more and more defined each year, in New England, at least. The mill operatives of New England as a class are perhaps the worst off. and their pres ent condition is sure to produce an enfeebled race of men and women in the next generation, as . the same conditions have already done in England. The work ing people in Massachusetts are better off than those of other New England states on account of the enforcement of the ten hour, law. The hours worked in Massachusetts ar sixty per week, while in the weaving district of England they are but fifty-six. The wages are about the same. Since 1878 the average of wages has increased six and nine-tenths per cent., while the average cost of the necessities of life, including meat, breadstuffs, vegetables, dry goods, boots, board, etc., has increased , twenty one and three-tenths per cent. nominations: Postmasters—Jas. K. Fisher, Nobles ville, Ind.; Edward Savin, Notre Dame Ind.; H. M. Goodspeed, Ligonier, Ind.; Jno. Clinton, Brownsville, . Tenn.; L. H. Warner, Superior, Wis.; Chas. W. Wood, Burlington, Wis.; Squire D. How, Marshall, Minn.; Hattie E. Carroll, Plainview,Minn.; Hy Baltin,Miamsburgh,0.; Oliver C.Easton, Havana, III.; T. G. Lawler, Rockford, 111.; Orville Sanborn, Chenoa, Ills.; J. Burnes, Ft. Smith, Ark.; W. Egbert* Smith, Butte City, Mont. ' whisky taxes. The speaker laid before the house to-day a communication from the acting secre tary of the treasury urging the necessity of an amendment to the pending internal revenue bill providing that any package of distilled spirits shall be forfeited to the United States if such shall be found to differ in proof from proof indicated by marks and stamps thereon, unless such differences shall be occasioned by lapse of time. The conditions under which spirits have been 'stored or ■ kept, or by other natural action in matter, by the present congress. ■' Ak.u MISSISSIPPI IMPBOVEMENT. The special committee on improvement of the Mississippi has agreed upon a ' re port. The committee is divided into sub committees upon jetties, outlets and gen eral improvements. That on jetties will be unanimously in favor of outlets. There were six against three ;Butterworth,Holman and Hazeltine in favor of continuing work at Plum Point and Providence Beach, with auxiliary works at Memphis and Vicks burg. On the question of levees as an im provement to low water navigation these six voted against, Thomas and Ellis in favor and Carlisle reserved his vote. The majority believe that in this matter it will be better to await the further operation of the works at Plum Point and Providence Beach. Burrows will write the report on the general improvement, . Butterworth, Holman and Hazeltine reserving the right to make a minority* report. Nothipg was said at the meeting this forenoon about the amount of money to be expended, but it is under stood the committee will favor and appro priation for work below Cairo of $2,500,000. STABVING PIUTKS. The Piutes Indian of Nevada who refus ed to go on a reservation, are starving and have appealed to the government for aid. THE STAB BOUTE TBIALS. In the star route trial the route from Vermilion to Sioux Falls being under con sideration, Alex Miller, sub-contractor, tes tified that the mail sometimes consisted of a postal card and sometimes two or three letters. It might have averaged three let ters daily. It was not the labor of hauling that postal card but the time he had to make had run his horses down. • Wilson —They were a little bit thin, you bet. [Laughter.] . , Bliss—Did you get thin? Witness—Yes sir, but I never had a bet ter appetite in my life. Laughter. ] .-,..' • NOTES AND NEWS. \ Friends of Col. Corkhill say there is truth of a revival of the rumors of a change in the office of the district attorney. A. O.U. W. Close of the Session of the Grand Lodge— A- AH ■ Election of Officers. .'.'-'• The grand lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen having been in session for three days in Workman hall, in this city closed its session yesterday after noon. ':H:'A AAAf There were almost, ninety delegates in session, and the action was very harmo nious. : ',,-. '. iA-AAA Some very important, legislation was had, bearing on the medical examinations of future applicants. . The time of meeting of the grand lodge was changed to the first Tuesday in May, 1884, and hereafter at the same time of the year. The next session of the grand lodge will be held in St. Paul.. * • There was a large * amount of business transacted, largely of a routine character, and of no particular interest to the general public. .'. -V * The election of grand officers resulted as follows: - . C. H. Rob: its, of Rochester, Grand Master. D. E. Vance, of Winona, Giand Foreman. E. H. Sterene, of St. Paul, Grand overseer. • Wm. Cheney, of Minneapolis, Grand Recorder. J. J. NcCirdy, of St. Paul, Grank Receiver, -l W. T. Branch, of Parker, Dak., Grand Guide. H. F. Burch, of Wadena, Minn., Grand Watchman. '••;;>;. J. W. Soule, of Rochester, Grand Trustee. A. L..Levi, of Minneapolis, J. M. Nye, of Wells, Thos. H. Pressnell, of Duluth, Grand ; Representatives to the Supreme Lodge. ; • - The Grand Master Workman elect, ap pointed the following standing committees: ' Judiciary Yau Ghck, of Hastings, W. P. J Murfay and Fr. F. Wilde,* of St. Paul. . . | ■*.'.• Finance—David RamaL-y and Monroe Sir ire, of St. Paul and A. O, Sather, of Cannon Falls. .■ TENNESSEE'S DEBT. The Message of Gov. Bates to the .Legisla ture of that State on the Subject— His Views,of the Necessity of the Repudia tion of Last Year, and a Recommendation ' that the Unsettled Balances be Funded in the Same Manner—History of the Various Issues of Bonds— Other State News. Nashville, Tenn., Feb. —The message of Gov. Bates was read before the legis lature this afternoon. The greater por tion refers to the settlement of the state debt, the payment of interest on bonds funded under the 60 and G act, together with the late defalcation, which the gov ernor says has left the treasury com paratively empty. The funding of the debt has frequently been a subject of legislation from 1865 to 1882, but under none of these acts has the ma jority of outstanding bonds been funded nor has the entire indebtedness under all of them taken together, been found. A large number are yet in their original forn.£ The first. funding act was by request or consent of the creditors, and when passed and put in operation, three-fourths of the voters and tax payers were denied the right to vote or hold office. The funding act, of 1873 was so objectionable to the people that subsequent legislation made no pro vision for the payment of interest. The 100 and 8 act was declared unconstitution al ; and void by the courts. The CO. and 6 act, passed by the same legislature, fell short of its aim, as official reports show that owners of more than one-half of the outstanding bonds declined to fund under that act. Since July, 1875 no interest has been paid on any bonds save those belonging to edu cational and charitable institutions and to Mrs. Polk. , The interest paid out by the state treasurer was from funds not col lected for that purpose, but of funds pre viously in the treasury. The Governor maintains that none of the five funding acts grew out of an expression of popular will, nor was acquiesced in by the people after their passage. The people seeing the constant and systematic efforts to foist upon them laws touching the state debt and witnessing the schemes and prac tices of corrupt speculators and lobbyists preying upon the crippled credit of Ten nessee, took the matter in their hands and for the first time - expressed their will through the ballot box last November, to tender terms of settlement to our credit , ors, which every disinterested right-think ing man must regard as just to all. The duty of the state is to tender settlement and let each creditor act on it as he deems best. The governor then reviews at length the history of the creation of the debts, and states that $14,000,000 of bonds were issued to railroads immediately after the war, when a majority of the citizens were disfranchised, and it is a part of pub lished history, in connection with the issu ance of these bonds, that purchasers were put upon their guard as to dealing in Tennessee securities. The evidence of the previous investigations show that many bonds were issued wrongfully. The devas tation of war, the usurpation and misrule of the state government, the tardy recuperation therefrom, the doubtful authority of the state gov ernments which issued certain ' of the bonds, has been recognized and acted on by holders of other Southern securities, as a just and equitable reason for the abate ment of the amount of the debt, and the governor doubts if any Southern state has settled this class of indebtedness upon more liberal terms than those proposed by Tennessee. In accordance with the will of the people he therefore suggests a ten der of settlement of the state debt as proper in full, less the war interest, with the same, interest as the original bond; also those held by educational and char itable institutions, and twenty-nine bonds of Mrs. Polk, and he suggests that the remainder of the contingent debt be settled at fifty cents on the dollar, principal and interest, and to bear interest at 3 per cent. Maine. Augusta, Feb. 8.—The house, by 104 to 37, ordered engrossed the prohibitory amendment. An attemp; to except tie order failed, 56 to 80. California. Sacbamento, Feb. 8.After a long dis cussion the senate passed a concurrent resolution memoralizing congress not to pass the pending bill which provides for the consolidation of the Southern Pacific railroad with other lines. The resolution passed the assembly last week. STILLWATER GLOBULES. There will be no preaching this evening in the -Methodist church. The prophets have left the weather and taken to the water. A great flood is pre dicted to take place the coming spring. The Swedish Lutherans are discussing the feasibility of building a new church the coming season. Should they conclude to erect such an edifice it will make the third for the year. .Only one drunk at the police court yes terday. When the logs come down in the spring, his honor will not have such an easy time of it. The boys will make things lively while their money holds out. Mrs. Nellie Karst, wife of John Ears!, died at 9:30 oclock yesterday morning, at the residence of her father, John Londel, 427 Broadway. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. There is quite a number of cases of diphtheria on the south hill. At one time this winter there was scarcely a case of this dread disease in the city, but it seems to prevail quite extensively at present. When will that coal arrive? is the great question at present. Those fortunate enough to have . a couple of tons, of the article in their cellars, are greatly looked up to*by the neighbors, all of whom intend to borrow a scuttle full of the black dia monds until their own arrives. The firemen of this city will give a mas querade ball on . the evening . of Feb. 22. Five hundred invitations will be issued. Without the necessary permit no person will be admitted. By this action on the part of the committee, no improper per sons will be permitted to take part in the festivities of the Occasion. . From Mr. Joy it is learned that. the reg ular life insurance company and the Masonic relief associations have signified their willingness to pay their insurance on the life of John Darmes. One'policy of $2,000 in a certain protective union is en tirely worthless, the company having passed quietly away. A suit was tried in the municipal court yesterday wherein the defendant was charged with cruelty to animals, a cow which had got into defendant's barn hav ing been driven out with a pitchfork. Th cow, it was claimed, was .cut m severa places, which were a long time in. healing. The case was decided against the com plainant. An appeal will be taken. ,- Fire at White Bear. •• Saturday evening last from«the upset ting of a lamp a fire was started in the kitchen of the house of C. B. Cobb, station agent at White Bear village. The neigh bors rallied and the 5 fire was controlled. The loss is estimated at $200. In the en deavor to put out the fire Mr. Cobb's left ] hand was seriously burned, and he will be '■ disabled for two or three months. • I OLD DOINGS. PARNELL ON THE DUTIES OF IRISH MEMRERS OF PARLIAMENT. Union of Action Necessary to Success—The Lord Lieutenant Guarded by Troops and Detectives—Arrest of the Supposed Car Driver at the Phoenix Park Murders— French Senate Committee Reports Against the Expulsion Bill—A Miscel laneous Compilation of European Events. GREAT BRITAIN. Dublin, Feb. 8.—The trial of Dowling for the murder of Policeman Cox began to-day. Archbishop McCabe is better, .but is still very feeble. Parnell, in a communication asking the attendance of the Irish members of the house of commons at the opening of par liament next May, says an event of great importance to Ireland will be discussed. A preliminary meeting of the party will be held on the 14th to consider the action of the Irish members during the session. Mr. Parnell, writing to Joseph Walsh concerning a possible vacancy, in repre senting county Mayo, - deprecates the election of a member who refuses to take his seat. If the time came for Irish mem bers to retire from the house of commons, he says that they should do so in a body. They earnestly advocate the adoption of some system of pecuniary compensation to members. If constituencies do not make an effort in that direction, he would be obliged to consider whether he could persevere in the thankless task of endeav oring to keep together an independent Irish party. London, Feb. —A schooner has been wrecked near Port Aferry, Ireland, and another near Shetland island, Scotland. In the first, five sailors were drowned; in the latter, the whole crew perished. The lord mayor of London to-day re ceived a deputation asking him to open a fund for the relief of distress in western Ireland. The mayor said such speeches as were made by O'Donnell and others at the meeting from which the duputation emanated were certain to frustrate the accessory fund traceable to such agency. He was, however, willing to receive con tributions, and, if the amount justified, to eventually open a fund. | Dublin, Feb. 8.—Earl Spencer arrived from London and was escorted from the railway by a troop of hussars followed by cars laden with detectives. Dowling has been convicted of shooting with intent to murder a detective and sen tenced to penal servitude for life. The evi dence against Dowling was merely a repe tition of the well known facts of the affray. The defense of Dowling was that Police man Cox was shot by Constable Stratford. Carman Fitz Harris, who is supposed to be the driver of the car employed by , the murderers of Lord Frederick Cavendish and Burke, has been arrested. London, Feb. 8.—The steamer Bavarian, whith sailed Jan. 23 for Boston, returned to Liverpool with her machinery damaged. The regulation enacted some time ago that military telegraph stations should re main open all night in case of sudden ne cessity for the dispatch of troops, is now suspended. The Times says Lord Dnfferin, who is now in Egypt representing the English government, has drafted a dispatch enforc ing the necessity of protecting the gov ernment of Egypt against external in trigue and internal weakness until it is able to stand alone. He condemns alike the premature abandonment of responsi bility and annexation.. ?'•'*, London, Feb. 8.—Detectives have arrest ed Thos. Fitzpatrick in parish Poplar, and conveyed him to Ireland, charged with complicity with the other prisoners arrest ed for conspiracy to murder government officials. Fitzpatrick is a farmer. His associate was recently suspected of turning informer. London, Feb. 8.—The survivors of the disaster to the steamer Kenmore Castle,' which foundered in the Bay of Biscay, on the 2d inst., existed three days by chewing flannel vests. The third officer became starving mad, and jumped overboard, but was rescued. Dublin, Feb. 8. —Davitt, Healey and Quinn, arrested some time ago for making inflammatory speeches, have refused to give bail, and this morning were lodged in jail for a term of six months. London, Feb. 8. —Ashton Wentworth Di Ike, liberal, has accepted the steward ship of "Chiltern Hundred," the vacant seat in the commons for New Castle-on- Tyne. Dublin, Feb. 8—Two farmers were ar rested at Newtown, Hamilton, county Armagh, on a charge of conspiracy to murder government officers. ' Dublin, Feb. 8.Chief Secretary Trev ellyn started for England to-day, escorted by detectives. London. Feb. 8.—The bullion in the Bank of England increased £280,000 the past week. The proportion of reserve to lia bility is 40 % per cent. Thirty thousand .tons of new shipping, were ordered on the Clyde during the past fortnight, including two steamers for the North German Lloyd company. ;*.:. London, Feb. 8. —Aribaux, the artist, is dead.-;,; . Dublin, Feb. —Thos. A. Grnnnes is the liberal conservative candidate of county Dublin for parliament. An in fluential meeting has asked Col. King Har man to be a candidate. T. M. Healy, in a speech advocating a better system of government for Ireland, advised that all local affairs, such as the management of estates, appointment of magistrates, etc., be confined to elected boards, each of which shall send delegates to a central council of the province which shall have powers in regard to private bills now exercised by parliament. Cobk, Feb. 8.—The White Star Stearr shiD company have subscribed to the Cork exhibition and offered to carry free 100 tons of American exhibits. 'p ' GERMANY. Beblin, Feb. The reichstag voted 100,000 marks for exploring Central Africa. r*.':-v: : ;v-:*' "Arf':% -'■ Beblin, Feb. 8. —In Prussia a motion in the bnnd^srath for an increase of the duty on timber was constantly opposed. It is thought it will only be adopted after being greatly modified. The bill providing for fortifying harbors has been dropped for this session. The reichstag Committee has resolved to prosecute Deputies Griser and Frohm, socialists, for improper uses of railway free passes. . jy.-J' Beblin, Feb. 8.—The . North German Gazette, referring to the aimadversions of the German newspapers on the appoint ment of Gen. Thebaudin as French minis ter of war, in view of his conduct at Metz, says the criticism on French home affairs ought to be left to the , French press. "It is to be regretted" the : Gazette says, "that German conservative journals disregard the reserve dictated by political propriety." j I FRANCE. Pais, Feb —The report of the committee on the expulsion bill totally rejecting the ' bill was read in the senate to-day. Debate J on the report was fixed for Saturday. The j report states that in the opinion of the committee there is no cause for the repub- lic either to feel alarmed or resort to th violent measures embraced in the pro posed law, would be a step on a dangerou path and one contrary to the ideas on which the republic is founded. The report says the conflicts on dissolution do not disturb the committee, which is steadfast republican. Urgency was voted for the debate on the bill Saturday, and much excitement exists in parliamentary circles. London, Feb. 8.—A Paris dispatch says § it is stated that Jules Favre has declined' to form a cabinet, and President Grevy will summon Brisson for that purpose. Pabis, Feb. 8.The socialists in Fiance decided to convene a meeting with a view to organizing and being in readiness for the anticipated general election for the chamber of deputies. Pabis, Feb. 8.—Dealers and the demi monde mainly attended the sale of the Bernhardt jewels. A necklace of rose diamonds brought 24,000 francs, and two bracelets 8.009 each. Pabis, Feb. 8.- Members of the right in in the senate resolved to abstain from dis cussion of the expulsion bill. The left propose to introduce a counter bill. It is stated if the bill be summarily rejected the government will expel Prince Jerome and retire the military princes. AUSTRIA. Vienna, Feb. 8.—Prince Henry VIII. of Russ, German ambassador at this court,. had a long interview with Herr Tisza, pres ident of the Hungarian council, when he directly afterwards drove to the resdence of Count Kalnoky, imperial Austro-Huaga rian minister of foreign affairs, where he stayed several hours. The Hungarian minister of finance op poses the construction of strategic rail roads on account of the expense. At a recent meeting of the Austrian and Hun garian cabinets, it was decided, however, that such railroads are necessary. Vienna, Feb. 8.—Count ' Blyandt Rheydt has recovered, and resumed the duties of minister of war. MISCELLANEOUS. Xebes, Spain, Feb. —A party of soci alists here condemned and murdered a peasant. Fourteen persons accused of complicity in the crime have been arrested. Madbid, Feb. 8. —The council of minis ters decided on the proposition of the min • ister of the colonies to treat as free men 40,000 slaves who were not liberated by their owners in Cuba in 1870. # Copenhagen, Feb. 8.In the folkething to-day the left moved the appointment of a committee to ascertain the position of Danish subjects abroad, especially those in Schleisnig. Mabbid, Feb. 8.The minister of the colonies will Grant Cuba electoral laws similar to those on the peninsula. The press applauds the decision of the minis ters in regard to Cuban slaves. . The press generally approve the reply the lord mayor. Judah P. Benjamin, queen's counsel, re tired from practice. Dublin, Feb. 8.Two thousand starving persons surround the hotel on Glen Columb kill of the poor law inspector, and demand employment. CUBA. Havana, Feb. —During a review Sun day, while the volunteer forces were march ing past Captain General Prendergast, a man left the ranks and planting himself in front of the general,cried aloud, "Death to the Bourbons! Long live republic!" The offender was immediately arrested, but liberated the next day and bailed by the colonel of the battalion. The order was given that during the march past the general the captain should give the cry "long live the king," to be repeated by the men. The offending volunteer was perfect ly sober. It is currently reported that a number of men in the same regiment had pledged themselves to take up their com rade's cry, but their courage failed. — MONTENEGRO. Cettinge, Feb. 8.—The Montenegrin gov ernment announces a rupture of the rela tions between Montenegro and Turkey be cause the latter failed to agree to a cession of territory. NIHILISTIC NONSENSE. The Moutbings of Leo Hartmann, the Es caped Russian Nihilist—The Coronation of the Czar Not to Take Place in May— The Extent ofthe Organization. Philadelphia, Feb. —Leo Hartmann, the Russian nihilist who arrived in this city in company with six other men, four of whom are known to be Russians, speaks freely of the revolutionary movement in his native country. He denied that nihil ism had been suppressed, and declared the coronation of the ' czar ' would not take place on the 27th of May. The reason the czar could at present move from one point to another in safety was because each district was under complete police surveillance, and filled with spies. The nihilists permitted the czar to live simply because they failed to reach him. The hour for action, how ever, was near at hand. Krapotkine was not really the chief of the nihilists. They had ho personal chief, and recognized no leader. His action in the social movement in ' France was simply that of a representative of the Russian nihilists when they met to form a propoganda. The nihilist headquarters were not in England. The executive committee, composed of persons living in different sections, met when necessary'; then dispersed. Their ac tion was not binding. The organization existed in all parts of Europe. Hartmann and friends left to-night on the Baltimore train. Herr Most remains until Satur day.' A A^A' Philadelphia, Feb. 8. —At the opening of the new rooms of the Socialist Lieder safel society, Herr Most was the principal guest. When asked by a reporter if his friend Hartmann, the nihilist, was present, he said Hartmann had gone to New York. When asked if Hartmann had cbme to con fer in regard to the coronation of the czar, he replied, that was not his immediate business, but that subject was discussed. He' added . that the coronation of the czar would not take place. He said Hartmann came to confer with him concerning secret matters of their organization, before leaving for England. These matters were such as could not be trusted to writing. Herr Most spent the evening enjoying singing in the society of ladies. A communistic recitation was favorably received. Herr Most leaves to-morrow for Baltimore. Philadelphia, Feb. - 8. —Leon Hartman Russian nihilist, arrived from Washington last night and had an all night conference with Herr Most and three members of the International society of New York. The conference was had in relation to the coro nation of the czar. Bachmann, another nihilist, arrived to-day and another con ference took place. Herr Most sent a cipher dispatch to Berlin socialists and ar ranged for another conference this even ing. Hartmann declared to the German socialists there that the coronation will not be allowed to take place. Valentine* of all styles, the finest assortment in the city % Davenport's got 'em, at 27 West Third street.