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Oflleial Paper 01 the City andliCcranty. Printed and Published Eveiv Day in the Year, BY TEE «T. PAUL i GLOBE PRINTING COMPANY No. 821 Wabashaw Street, St. Paul. THE DAILY GLOBE. SEVEN ISSUES PER WEEK, Dally odd Sunday Globe; one dollab per nonth. BIX ISSUES PER WEEK— MAIL, One month 90 ctß I Six months $ 5.00 Tfcree months.... | Twelve months.. 10.00 TKS WEEKLY GLOBE. An eight page paper published every Thurs fay, sent poet paid at 11.15 per year. Three months on trial for 25 cents. BT. PAUL, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1883. Democratic State Convention. The Democrats of this state are hereby invited to meet in delegate convention at the Market hall in the City of St. Paul, on Thursday, the second day of August, 1883, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of nominating candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general and railroad com missioner, and 6uch other business as may prop erly come before said convention . The basis of representation is one delegate for each organized county, and one delegate for each 150 votes or major fraction thereof cast for Gen. R. W. Johnson for governor, viz: — Anoka 4 Mille Lacs 1 Becker 2 Morrison 5 Benton , 3 Mower 3 Big Stone 2 Murray 2 Blue Earth 10 Nicollet 4 Brown 5 Nobles 3 Carleton 3 Norman 1 Carver 6 Olmsted 8 Chippewa 2 Otter Tail 4 Chisago 2 Pine 2 Clay 3 Pipe Stone 8 Cottonwood....." 1 Polk 2 Crow Wing 3 Pope 1 Dakota 13 Ramsey 25 Dodge 4 Redwood 2 Douglas 2 Renville 8 Faribault 5 Rice 10 Fillmore 3 Rock 2 Freeborn 2 Scott 10 Goodhue 3 Sherburne 2 Grant 2 Sibley 4 Hennepin 11 Steams 16 Houston 6 Steele 5 leanti 1 Stevens 4 Jackson 1 St. Louis 8 Kanabec 1 Swift 4 Kandiyohi 2 Todd 3 Kittson 2 Traverse 2 Lac Qui Parle 1 Wabashaw 9 Lake 1 Wadena 2 LeSueur 13 Waseca 6 Lincoln 2 Washington 9 Lyons . 2 Watonwan 2 McLeod 6 Wilkin 1 Marshall 1 Winona 15 Martin 2 Wright 9 Meeker 3 Yel. Mcd 1 By order of the committee . Michael Dorajj, Chairman. St Paul, July 6, 1883. The Republican papers are speaking more respectfully of Mr. Dorsey, of late. Gbace Gbeenwood is passing some time in London writing a biography of the gracious queen. Senatoe Dawes, of Massachusetts, has started out with the Congressional com mittee, of which he is chairman, to visit the several Indian reservations. The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette ar gues that there was no bargain in the ap pointment of Stanley Matthews to the su preme court bench. Nonsense, Murat, you know better. The estate of Henry W. Longfellow is appraised at $350,000 — the accumulation of his literary labors. Beside charming the world the poet derived merited com pensation for himself. A new piece of music — the Coming Man — has been dedicated to Judge Hoadly, the next governor of Ohio. It is a merry re frain, but not more so than the inspiring gong, "Turn, the Rascals Out," Senatoe Sheeman and Senator Hale, re cently made the ascent of Green Mountain, Mount Deseret. That is no doubt as far heavenward as these Republican senators will ever get. "Turn tbe Rascals out." The Massachusetts legislature was in session two hundred and six days, and spent most of the time in trying to fight Ben Butler. The trophy of this valiant battle will be Butler's triumphant re-elec tion as Governor, The Republican party stole the presi dency in 187 G. The Republican party bought the presidency in 1880. What are they going to do in 1884? Will they part ly steal it and partly buy it? The answer comes readily. "Turn the Rascals out/ Turn th<? rascals out. — New York Sun . We did in 1360, and shot a lot of them after they were out. — Chicago Inter-Ocean. You were probably shot in the neck. But never mind. Still the song shall be, 'Turn the Rascals out," The Washington Post remarks that \he . Fairchild Presidential boom is so domes tic in its habits that it will not go out of the state of Wisconsin. All the Presiden tial booms on the Republican side will show the same idiosyncracy — they will all be very domestic. "It was at the twilight hour when a dream came to my stern heart's bolted door. A sad-faced dream, robed in the garb of woe," wrote a poetic maid, which prompted the horrid Norristown Herald to Bay that this spasm of the divine offlatus doubtless came upon the sweet maid, in consequence of eating ice cream and pickles, before entering upoH her sojourn in dreamland. The monthly report of the St. Paul post office for July shows a total business of $305,263.19, an increase over the corre sponding month of 1882 amounting to $33,809.56. The postoffice business of a city more than any other statistics show its importance as a commercial center, and St. Paul may well be proud of the evidence thus presented of her substantial growth and prosperity. St. Louis has a novel mid-summer frolic on hand. Last Sun day witnessed the first attempt to enforce] wn- ing Sunday closing law. The police made a careful canvass of the city and re ported about half of the saloon keepers, nine hundred in number, the other nine hundred escaped notice, as is always the case, closing their front doors and leav ing the back entrance invitingly open. The police reported all of the newspapers, giving tbe names of all the editors and reporters, proprietors, carriers and newsboy's, the presidents of the street car companies were listed, barbers, I shoemakers, clothing men, cigar vender?, the whole number of people caught in the seme of the Sunday law being fully 1,200, including representatives of almost every line of business transacted in the city. This condition of things has created much excitement, and quite a preponderance of the people look upon the law as sure to become a dead letter. For the present it is quite a picnic. The Postmaster General is a hard hearted man. He won't allow the country postmasters to go on summer "exploring" expeditions. The postmaster at Kala mazoo, Michigan, blacked up his boots, put on a white necktie, bought a green cotton "umberill," took his wife on his arm, and, without saying anything to his majesty, the P. M. G., set out "exploring." Some person who might, of course, have been in better business reported the gay and happy assistant postmaster. Black as a July thunder cloud came the order for him to return to his post and stay there, unless permission for absence was granted by his Highness at Washington. Meek and crest fallen the "explorer"' returned to his dusty pigeon-holes, wondering the while what sort of civil-service reform it is that per mits the President and his Cabinet to go a-fishing all summer, and coops up the poor postmasters in their sweat-boxes, with never a sniff of the green and fra grant country. Turn the Rascals out. Theee seems likely to be two prominent candidates for governor presented to the consideration of the Democratic state convention to-morrow. A strong delega tion from Hennepin county will present the name of the popular mayor of Minne apolis, Dr. Ames, who is too well known to require any introduction, while from other quarters it is reported that there will be a strong movement in favor of nominating Hon. A. Bierman, of Olmsted county. It is argued that Mr. Bierman would be a southern Minnesota candidate, which is the section of the state to which Gov. Hubbard is credited, and a section which has never had the office until Gov. Hubbard's election. Mr. Bierman's single handed campaign for congress against the hosts of "VVindom and Milo White, and his failure of an election by only 300 in a district good for 5,000 Republican majority, has given him a great prestige. His election to congress last fall would have been certain if his friends had supposed he stood any chance, but he fought the campaign valiantly all the same, and really won a great victory by the crushing reduction of the Republi can majority. HTFERUOLISJa. Tbe Cincinnati Commercial Gazette says: There are several ways of paying tribute to a dead man. The usual way is to give prominence to his virtues and say little of his faults. Once in a while a man dies whose name stands for so much that still lives that his enemies think it essential to their own welfare to pursue him into his grave. President Garnekl had a remarkable assort ment of such enemies, and the bitterness and pertinacity with which he is assailed is a tribute to the strength of the man -which became repre sentative of forces that exist. There is neither force nor truth in that statement, but it is a very natural refuge for insincerity and cowardice. President Garfield is not being pursued by any as sortment of enemies, remarkable or other wise. The hand that wrote those sentences for the Commercial Gazette wrote and printed , the meanest criticisms and the most of them that were ever inflicted by a journalist upon any public man in this country. There was no moral or political delinquency that the editor did not charge upon the subject of his pursuit. From the very beginning of Garfield's congressional life up to his nomi nation for President, he was pursued from, this quarter with tho most relentless and remarkable assortment of abuse that man may devise. He was never shown any consideration or quarter, but was mercilessly followed all the ingenuity of a vicious, unfair mind, and the truth is the editor of tho C. G. pos sesses some ability in that direction. While the Chicago convention was in pro gress and up to a few moments before the nomination transpired this now melo dramatic writer was making free use of the telegraph to denounce Garfield and to warn the convention at Chicago not to nom inate him — making, or endeavoring to uip^o line of often repeated charges virich for ingenuity and a sur-; n&rg6 of malice probably were never before show ered upon a pruning man by a member of his own pftplyi i f it wer6 possible to u '-«riy destroy a man by the chosen methods of mendacioi-s opposition Gar- Seld would hava gone down under the raking, galling fire of this most remark able enemy. Immediately after comination at Chi csgo. while the ink was still fresh upon the pen that had written a fiery and imperious tele gram demanding and commanding that Garfield be blotted from the public sight, the editor calmly and premedi tatedly penned a letter to the successful nominee,pledging in the strongest manner the most vigorous support. The next step was to follow Garfieid to the celebrated Fifth Avenue conference at New York, and from that point forward no man ever needed more to cry out to be saved from his friends than did the candidate to escape the damaging association of this champion, who had zeal, but of the sort that leads to destruction. The new con vert did not a little to bring on and promote the rupture between the President elect and the stalwart fac tion of his part/, and to bring on the state of feeling that ended so disastrously to the Executive . Now there comes from the same source the weak and untruthful charge that the late President is assailed by enemies. Such a suggestion is ridiculous and notably un truthful. The dead President is not un kindly spoken of, and it is hyperbole to assert that the public life and acts of a man may not be spoken of with fairness and with truth. The demand now made upon that public is to shut their eyes and ears to all truth — indeed it is learned from this quarter that it ia "infamous" to tell the truth — it is "bitterness" and "assault" and "enmity" that is invading the grave. This view of the matter cannot proceed from an honest habit of mind, and it is fortunate that the great mass of mankind cannot be forced to pay false honors to mislead the present or future generations. The honest mird nothing extenuates, or ought sets down in malice. Under the statutes of the state of Minne sota, prairie chickens can be killed on and after the 15th of this month. THEIST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, WEDNESDAY MOKNING, AUGUST 1, 1883. lolanthe To-night. The engagement of the Chicago Ideal Opera company, which is inaugurated at the Opera house to-night, promises to be an artistic success, and as the evenings are pleasant there is no reason why an enter tainment offering so many features of ex cellence should not draw out large and ap preciative audiences. The engagement opens with the presentation of lolauthe, in the rendition of which the company have achieved great success. The composition cantains a number of bright and sparkling melodies, the musical qualities of which the company is well adapted to interpret with feeling and expression. In speaking of the rendition of lolauthe, the Chicago Tribune of a recent date has the following; The tout-ensemble of the performance was pieasing and satisfactory in the highest degree. The costumes were pretty, the stage setting skillful, and a great many of the scenes very effective. All the partici pants in the performance seemed to do their share of the work with evident pleas ure, and there was in consequence a spirit of liveliness in the whole production mak ing up for defects which would have made a production by merely mechanical pro fessionals tedious and stupid. Mrs. Jessie Barlett-Davis made a very fine Fairy Queen. The warm quality of her voice, both in speaking and singing, is well adapted to the part, and her acting was quite unrestrained and intelligent. She seemed to labor under a slight indis position, which made her voice sound a little hard and worn at times, but this will doubtless wear off with the rest freedom from the obligation of travel will bring. Miss Ada Somers looked charming as Phyllis, and did some fine singing. Her* voice also showed signs of wear, but hardly enough to mar the effect. Miss Mac St. John is probably the best lolanthe seen here so far. Her sing ing in the last act was worthy of praise, and her acting,though capable of improve ment, showed a thorough understanding of the part. Mr. Cripps was very funny as the Chan cellor, and all the more so because he avoided every effort to be so. Mr. McWade was in splendid voice, and made a very acceptably Mount Ararat. Mr. C, H. Clark, as Strephon, looked "too sweet for anything," and sang acceptably. The singing of Mr. W. Clark as Private Willis was a perfect treat, and the dignity with which he presented this character was not without efFect. Mr. W. C. Brydges made a passable Tolloller. They Feared a Lynching. About 11 o'clock last night a telephone message was received from Officor Larson, whose beat is out in East St. Paul, where the killing of Mortimer Grogan occurred last Saturday, stating that a crowd of peo ple were gathering around in that vicinity and it was feared that something serious was about to transpire. Officer Morgan took the patrol wagon and started for the scene of the expected trouble. When he reached the spot he found that those who had gathered there and who it was expected intended to do something violent had gone away. On investigating the matter he found that there had been some talk of lynching young "Gundlach, who did the killing, on Saturday; and it seems that the relatives and friends of Gundlach feared that violence of some kind would be used, as he was taken from the house in which he lived and removed to some other house, but what one no one knew, where it was supposed he would be more safe than he would be at his father's residence. The father remained in the house and was unmolested. The sergeant left one or two additional officers on duty there to see to it that the peace of the city was preserved and then returned. A Suiall Midnight Blaze. The alarm of fire from box No. 35, about 12 o'clock last night, was occasioned by the discovery of smoke and flames issuing from the one-story frame building situated in the rear of the row of carpenter shops on Ninth street, between Minnesota and Cedar streets. Owing to the combustible char acter of the building, which was nothing more than a mere shed, the flames gained rapid headway, and the reflection was very brilliant, The department responded promptly and put in some creditable work, as an extensive and costly blaze would have resulted had the flames spread to the ad joining buildings. As there was scarcely any wind the fire was soon drowned out. The building was occupied by E. F. Osborn as a foundry, and as that gentleman was not to be found last night it was difficult to obtain the exact loss. The damage to the building is estimated at $500, while the loss on the patterns is estimated at from $1,000 to $1,500. It is thought the concern was insured. A Strong Law Firm. The well known law firm of Erwin &, Ryan has been strengthened by the addi tion of John H. Ives, an able attorney from Menominee, Wis., who has recently re moved to the city. The firm is now com posed of Mr. W. W. Erwin, Thomas Ryan and John H. Ives, under the firm name of Erwin, Ryan & Ives, and makes one of the strongest legal combinations in the state. Mr. Erwin's reputation as a criminal lawyer is filly established, while Mr. Ryan is an able wcond in the same line. Mr. Ives' atten tion has been more especially in civil practice, and his reputation in that depart ment rests on solid ground. It is a com bination that admirably covers all depart ments of legal business. Xew Agent of the Germania Liie. The death of Louis E. Hauser having necessitated the appointment of a new agent of the Germania Life Insurance company, they have selected Mr. Frederick de Haas to be the chief agent for St. Paul, Minneapolis and Stillwater, as is officially announced elsewhere. Mr. De Haas is one of our old and reliable citizens and the company have made a wise selection in placing their interests in hia hands. The Great Union band give their ninth concert in Rice park this evening, present ing the following programme: 1. March — American National Guard Wellman. 2. Quadrille Reunion Zikoff . 8. Overture — 'Toet and Peasant," Suppe. 4. Serio-comic Jamboree — "Modern Times" Beyer. 5. Potpourri, from "Martha," Flotow. 6. Anvil polka Parlow. 7. Serio-comic Fantasie — lankee Musical Jokes Kinglsben . H A ( Gavotte— "Secret Love," Resh. 8l B ( March— "Garden City," . . . .Southrode. Seats are going rapidly for the opera "lolanthe" at opera house to-night. Those who wish desira ble seats should secure them this morning, for without a doubt, the house will be crowded to night to see this charming musical opera as pre sented by the Chicago Ideal Opera company. Will J. Davis is their manager, and the fact of his being connected with this company is a guarantee that the production of numerous operas by his company this week will be a pro nounced success. He has all the members f>f the old original Church Choir company, whose names are familiar, and their musical reputation established with our St. Paul people. Don't miss this treat to-night. Seats on salr, a t box office . There will be a special train rr^ to-night to White Bear lake, leaving St. IVraJ , a t 11 p.m giving residents of White Bear ar.dvicinity an" opportunity to attend the opera, and return to White Bear after the performance. The Ontario government has se\it f 5,000 to London for the relief of those -who suf fered by the recent food. WASHINGTON. ALL THE DEPARTMENTS DESERTED JIY THEIR CHIEF OFFICERS. Secretary Folger Coining to Minnesota and the Rest of the Cabinet Wandering Else where—A War of Words Between a Cor respondent and a Telegraphic Manager— The Hill Investigation— Mississippi Riv er Improvement. LSpecial Telegram to the Globe. 1 Washington, July 31.— The month of August is to be the dull season of this year in Washington. The president and every member of his cabinet are absent. Few members of the cabinet will spend much time here during August. Secretary Frelinghuysen is at his home in New Jersey, where he expects to remain until cool months or the pressure of business brings him to Washington. Secretary Lincoln has gone with the president on his Yellowstone trip. Secretary Chandler is doubtless endeavoring to enforce the civil service rales in New Hampshire. Attorney General Brewster is at Long Branch, and as all the courts in which the government has any business have adjourned until October, he will not spend much time in Washington until then. The reports of Kuklux outrages in the south are not likely to disturb him greatly, because the answer has already been given non passumits, and the telegraph brother hood will scarcely expect Mr. Brewster, who is the counsel of the Western Union, to disturb himself to enforce against that company the federal law of 1866. Secre tary Folger accompanies the president to Chicago, from which place he will visit Minnesota. Secretary Teller has gone to Colorado for the month of August, to rest, and Postmaster General Gresham has ac companied the president, to be absent for two weeks. The deputies are in the hands of subordinates. xou'be anotheb. There has been no change in the tele graph situation here since Saturday. More operators are out than on Friday last, Western Union reports to the contrary notwithstanding. This afternoon Mr. C, T. Murray, correspondent of the Phil adelphia Times, addressed Super intendent Zenblin, of the Western Union office, a letter in reply to a card from Zenblin published in the Times charging Murray with falsifying the condition of the Western Union office force. Mr. Murray, in his letter, says that Zenblin's assumption with relation to the management of the office here has made him the laughing stock of everybody who knows anything about the service, and that Mr. Zenblin's course here is very properly considered as that of an impu dent braggart who would conceal the truth under the cloak of impudence, and adds: "If you mean by your card in the Times to convey the impression that 1 have wan tonly mis-stated news from this point, you add to the quality of the insolent braggart that of the coEtsmptible liar." Murray insists that he has never allowed his sym pathies to color news, nor made any state ment in the Times with the intention of reflecting on ', Zenblin's personal honor. On this point he says: "I don't know you, never saw you. You are no more to me than, the horse cars, I do not know what your reputation is for personal honor in Philadelphia, but the reputation which you have established here in a remarkable short time seems to indicate that it was a very small affair and not worth mention ing," Murray concludes his scorching let ter by charging that Zenblem has found a ready tool .in the Associated Press in wilfully misrepresenting the state of af fairs of the telegraphers here. OUB MINEBAL BESOUECES. A report entitled the mineral resources of the United States will shortly be pub lished by the division of mining statistics and technology United States geogical survey. This report is for the calendar year of 1882 and the first six months of 1883. It contains detailed statistia for these periods and also for proceeding years, together with mush technical and descriptive matter. The following totals of the productions of coal and iron are from advance proofs. The only statistics in which the trade is interested are those relating to the amount of coal which is mined for and reaches the market. Ther is besides a local and colliery consumption which is usually disregarded in statistics. T Western Associated Press.] . Washington, July — When the Hill investigation committee met, Coleman asked for a ruling on his application for the suspension of Hill pending the inves tigation. The chairman said the committee had no power to grant this request. The question had been submitted to Secretary Folger and he refused the application. Coleman then asked for a ruling on his request that the committee take the testi mony of a number ofjwitnesses of Quincy, Mass., whose names and residences had been given* The ehairmiin said the committed would rule on the application to- morrow. John Woodman, of the firm of Wood man & Warner, Of Chicago, was called to the stand and examined by Coleman. He had been in the steam heating busi ness three years and was familiar with the heating apparatus of the Chicago custom hones as constructed by Bartlett, Robinson & Go;, in company with King, of Chicago. He had made a careful examination of the apparatus on Thursday, Friday and Satur day of last week, and made a special ex amination of the boilers and the cast iron coils on the third floor. He had read the specifications of Bartlett, Robinson & Co. relating to the character of the make of the boilers required. The boilers should have ninety-seven three inch tubes. When he ' examined them he found the boiler only ; had ninety-two tubes. This" ; caused a reduction of the heating capacity of boil ers and made a difference in 'jost of mak ing the boilers, and the lab or of setting them . He could not tell tb.e amount with out making a calculation.. The specifica tions were separated in f^e matter of bolts and nuts for cast iror, pipes which num bered over 3,000, Sr^*,* bolts were used while the specifications called fof hexagon bolts. The difference | was a tea. jger cent value of bolts. Vitntjss also said "lie found a difference in the length and dimensions of the cast iron colls from what w^re re quired, coils <ea • third floor, sixty three i^ number, "were six feet less than re quire. The specifications required the piyea to be ; 3-16 th inch metal. He found some pipes 'used of much less thickness. The act (that there were likewise less ' tubes and' the -pipes were shorter and thin ' ncr made a'roduction in the heating ca , pacity aad'&Lso a reduction in the cost. Witness -said he had examined the reser voir tanks over the attic and found v they * differed from the specifications in mater ■ ial and construction. A poorer quality of -iron was used than called for. A square tank was put in where an angle tank was called for. A square tank was cheap er than an angle tank. Coleman asked witness if he could tell from this examination if the heating ap paratus was sufficient . Woodman said it was seventy degrees F. with cold air ventilators open, as original ly designed. He estimated their differ ence would be 20 per cent. The work as put in and as called for in the specifica tions |was based on his estimates on the character of the apparatus on the third floor of the building. He did not have time to measure the apparatus on either of the floors. In cross examination Woodman said he was a bidder for the contract in the heat ing apparatus of the Chicago building. tHe cams to Washington in response to a telegram of the treasury department, and then only on condition that hi 6 expenses be paid and that he be furnished a copy for heating apparatus. He left Chicago so he might examine a building. The cross ex amination of Woodman was continued at length and developed spicy remarks from the counsel, but they did not result in changing his evidence. He had examined the specifications in regard to the number of tubes in the boil ers. The specifications called for ninety seven tubes, and there are but ninety-two tubes in the boilers. He examined the coils, they were six inches short. He ex amined the reservoir tanks in the attic, and the iron was not as thich as called for in the specifications — a square tank was supplied in the place of an angle tank, as called for . He worked in the building a few days, when apparatus was put in, and has been employed there since. The first winter the heat was so slight they could scarcely keep warm. To do this they had to close all the doors and light the gas, put cotton and rub ber mouldings around the windows, shut the bliads and put a board over the ven tilators. They could not keep warm in cold weather when the ventilators were open. There was a great deal of com plaint all over the building of insufficient heat. In 1870 a letter was received McDowell, superintendent of the building, from Mr. H. G. Jacobs, of the architect's office, ask ing him to recommend Charles P. New ton as superintendent of heating appara tus. Newton was then about twenty years old. The carpenters employed by government had done work for Bartlett, Robbins and Co. in beginning their work, and never knew the same thing hav been done before or since. Cross examined by Totten. He sup posed he was discharged as master me chanic because MoDowell thought he was cross and jealous. McDowell had called him a fraud. The fact that the windows were defective and the wind came through them, might have accounted for the build ing being cold during the first winter. McDowell had told him Jacobs had come there to secure his discharge, but he had no ill will towards Jacobs. He did not know whether Bartlett, Robinson & Co. p t aid for the work done by the government carpenters or not. In a redirect examina tion King explained that the reason he was discharged was because he complained of the loose manner in which Major Mc- Dowell allowed the work to be donojaround the building. Major McDowell had a machine in the building for the manufac ture of sorghum or molasses, and a man who was employed as a draughtsman was kept bnsy nine-tenths of the time by McDowell. He might ha7e become cross at the condition of affairs. Coleman offered in evidence a portion of the annual report of the supervising architect for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1880, in which Hill complimented Jacobs for his efficiency, etc. It was during this period that Charles P. Newton was em ployed at the Chicago custom house at $6 per day, from August, 1879, to March, 1881. The pay rolls for that period were also introduced. Jacobs was called to the stand and stated that he had no recollection of having written a letter concerning Newton's appointment as referred to by King. He would not have written such a letter unless directed to do so by Hill, and hejthought he would remember it if there was such a letter. To the best of his knowledge and belief he had not written the letter in question. Newton took the stand and testified that C. P. Newton was twenty-two years of age at the time of Ms employment at Chicago. Coleman announced he had no more evidence to submit to-day. Totten expressed surprise at this, ar^d asked why he had not called Walbrid"^ O f Chicago, who was now on hand. Coleman explained that h, Q h a( j prO ved what he desired to prqye about the Chi cago heating apparatus without Walbridge, and he did not care tq examine him. Oth er government employes had testified Ttgainst Hill in a former case and been dis charged, and, as Walbridge is in government employ, he Coleman had no desire to draw from him testimony which might cost him his situation, M. M. Walbridge, engineer of the Chicago custom house was then cailed to the stand by Totten. Sometimes when weather is cold and the wind is strong the heating apparatus may be insufficient. This was mainly due to defects in the building such as leaks around the windows. He did not think there was any defect in the heating apparatus.^The settling of the building had broken and strained some pipes. The committee adjourned. IMPBOVEMESTS IN THE UPPEB MISSISSIPPI NAVIGATION. The following is a synopsis of the chief engineer's report: Of the reservoirs npon the head waters of the Mississippi river and its tributaries the engineer says: "In order that navigation may be benefited upon the Mississippi above the mouth of the St. Croix, upon the St. Groix, the Chip pewa and navigable reaches of the Wis consin, a system of dams as proposed for each must be carried out, and no benefit in consequence to the Mississippi below Lake Pepin can be predicted unless the entire system is carried out. The following is his summary of work dene during last year: The Winnebagoshish dam with lift fourteen feet to create a reservoir of 45,000,000,000 cubic feet capacity has been about two-thirds completed. The estimat ed cost of this dam, together with the necessary dyke to prevent flanking, is. placed at $160,000. At Leech lake dam, one-half the work has been completed.. The estimated cost of the entire work is $80,000. The work on the dam at Fx>ke gama falls has been delayed and is not in a forward state. Estimated cost, $50,000. The engineer says further that the pro ject for the proposed reservoir dam below Vermilion river was submitted to the de partment in December, 1882, the dam to cost about $130,000. A large amount of Indian land will be overflowed by the ope rations of this dam, and probably nothing can be done towards its construction until the damages can be^settled by the depart ment of the interior. It is proposed 'that the balance of the funds from tfas appropriations to date shall be used to- push the work on the dams commenced as' vigorously as possible, and to commenso work upon the proposed dam below the mouth of Vermilion river as soon as the question of damage to Indian lands is'fcettled. It is expected the accum ulation of water in the Winnebagoshish and Leech lake reservoirs will begin during the latter part of the coming atffamn. The work on three grading stations established on the Mississippi river for the purpose of ascertaining the proper precipitation of rain and melted snow that actually finds its way into the streams are summarized in the engineer's report. He thinks a year's observations at least should be made at or below Poke gama falls. The engineer reports further that the reservoirs proposed for the Mis sissippi above St.Paul will furnish a quan tity of water equivalent to 5,500 or 6,000 cubic feet . per second for a period of ninety days. During the season's unusual rainfall a larger quantity of water can be calculated upon. The lowest discharge of the Mississippi at St. Paul is about 5,800 cubic feet per second. Adding 5,500 cubic : feet, we have 11,300 cubic feet to pass St. Paul during a time when, without inclement weather, the river will be at its lowest stage. In the river above Minneapolis an increment of 5,500 feet would render unnecessary the greater part of the wing dams,' jetties, &c, project ed in case a thorough improvement of that part of the river is ever undertaken. The increment and low water discharge of the Mississippi river from four btauons would be above the junction of the Missis sippi and St. Croix for ninety days 5,500 cubic feet per second; below the junction 9,500 cubic feet per second; below the mouth of the Chippewa 12,300 cubic feet per second, and below the mouth of the Wisconsin 14,600 cubic feet per second. The engineer estimates, in addition to the amounts already appropriated, an ap propriation of $200,000 is necessary for the completion of the systems on the Mis sissippi river above St. Paul, including the Pine and Gull river reservoirs, and this sum, he thinks, can be expended during the next year, The amount already appropri ated for this work is $520,000, of which $300,000 was appropriated by the act. The amount available July, 1883, was $312,118. The engineer [estimates, $1,283,984 will be required for the completion of the entire work according to the existing project, and he thinks $200,000 of this sum can be profitably expended during the next year. For the improvement of the Mississippi river above the Falls of St. Anthony, Minn., the engineer reports a plan under which this work carried on is based upon a pro ject for the improvement of stretch of river fiom Canada shoal, thirty-five miles be low Brainerd, to Grand Rapids. The esti mate of about $54,127 is given in a for mer report upon part of the third sub division of the Mississippi transportation route to the seaboard, and was authorized in 1880. The following appropriation of $15,000 was made by act of congress, ap proved June, 1880. THE FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN CATTLE, It has been reported to the treasury de partment that the British parliament is considering measuies looking to the inter diction of cattle from foreign countries where foot and mouth disease prevails and that an attempt will probably be made to have it apply to importations from the United States. It is stated at the treasu ry department that such an application would be unwarranted as a thorough in vestigation of the subject just concluded, has shown that foot and mouth disease does not prevail among the cattle in this country. Steps will be taken to bring this fact to the attention of the British govern ment, to the end that orders in council orf the subject may not be made applicable to the importation of cattle from this coun try. A False Charge Against Jit: DUtmauSe- fated. To the Editor of the Globs: St. Paul, July 31, 1883.— 0ur attention has been called to the following paragraph published in the St. Paul Dispatch ot Julr 30, and copied by it from the Stillwater Sun, viz.: HIS STILL WATEB EECOKD. "It is said that during his engagement with the bank here it was discovered tJ^at he had swindled his employers out c£i ar g e sums of money, a system of '"dropping items" being his special m^ aner of fraud> For instance, there is. no check against interest paid into. a bank, and Dittman was in the habit of entering th«j interested payments at from $10 to $20 less than was paid in, and pocketing the unentered amount for his own use. As soon as these transactions were found out Dittman was given an opportunity to refund the amounts stolen, \ n hopes that, being a young man, he might be induced to reform and abstain. f rO m such actions in the future. ij u t Dittman did not profit by the l eni .'oncy, as young men who are given to Crookedness soldo ii do. He was let off by his over-indulgent employers and took up his residence in St. Paul . " In justice to Mr. Dittman we cheerfully say that hej held the position of teller of the First National bank of Stillwater for about three years, and finally left that bank to take the position of cashier of the Bank of Farmington, which he held for about five years thereafter and until he removed to St. Paul in 1881. We know nil about Mr. Dittman's relations and busi ness with the First National bank of Still water and know the above paragraph to be false in every respect. Mr. D. left that bank at his own instance and after due notice given by him, and he left it without reproach, with his accounts all square and with the best wishes of his employers. Signed, Feank A. Setmoub. Accompanying the above was a private note from a friend of Mr. Dittman's, say ing that several other well known citizens would be asked to make similar statements who could not be found when called upon yesterday. Anction Sale of Real Kstate. P. T. Kavanagh sold at auction, yester day, three lots of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd's subdivision of part of block CB, of Irvine's enlargement of Dayton & Ir vine's addition to St. Paul. Lots four and five front on Wilkin street, and are 50x125 feet each. Thomas Sheehan bought lot four for $1,850, and Theo. Finck bought lot five for $1,820. Lot twelve on Elm street sold to G. V. Marvin for $1,050. Receiving the President. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, July 31.— At a meeting of prominent citizens held at Collector Spald ing's office to arrange for the reception of President A.rthur, it was decided to send an informal party of citizens to meet the presidential party at Grand Crossing. A detachment of the national guards and a delegation from the Union League club will meet the party at the depot and es cort them to the Grand Pacific hotel, where they will remain during their stay here. A complimentary dinner will be tendered the party Thursday evening, bat no further ar rangements have yet been perfected. The party will return to Chicago, however, about September 1, when they can be banqueted by the Union League and Cal umet clubs and otherwise royally enter tained. The Ist regiment in full dress and the 2d regiment in fatigue uniform with band and dress corps are ordered out for escort duty Thursday morning. The John Horan who, was engaged in the highway robbery of Rev. Dr. Thomas, is not the John Horen who formerly lived in St, Paul but now has a farm in Big Stone county. The difference in a single letter of their names is so slight as to ren der confusion liable . A BOY MUBDEB, Philadelphia, July 31.— William Walk er, aged 11, was stabbed in the abdomen with a butchers' knife on Saturday by Ed ward Trodden, aged 8, and has died. Trod den threw the knife with all his strength. CRIME RECORD. BRUTAL TREATMENT LT RAILROAD OFFICIALS OF THE JiODIES OF THE SLAIN AT CARLYON. A Youthfu 1 Murderer— Heavy Forgeries— Suicide of a Cleveland Woman— Other Misdemeanors. SHAMEFUL TBEATMENT. Chicago, July 31. — The relatives of the late Thomas Hoyne, who was killed in the accident on the Rome, Watertown <fc Og densburg road last Friday, give a deplora ble recital of the condition of affairs in and about the wreck, and upbraid severely the alleged neglect of the railroad officials. A son of Mr. Hoyne relates that trainmen refused to allow his father's coffin to be open to f -it 1 aerair:-t the possibility of mistaken identity. He wea unable by any process to reach the scene of the disaster, on making application to the railway au thorities. A daughter of Mr. Hoyne re lates that no attention was paid to the dead after the accident and that bodies were lying on the side of- the road exposed to the sun .fourteen hours after the disaster. It is further claimed that parties were opening valises and rob bing the bodies of the dead while em ployes of the road were engaged in remov ing the debris. Mr. Hoyne had a large sum of money with him, but his relatives state that his watch and all other valuables are missing, though a portion of them may be in the custody of the coroner. SUICIDE. Cleveland, July 31. — Mrs. Charles Burke, forty-five year 3of age, left her dwelling on Clifton street during last night, attired only in sleeping raiment, and went to the lake at the foot of Macon street, and drowned herself, Her body was found early this morning. Her husband was reluctant when questioned concerning her probable motive, and neighbors presume she was driven insane by Burkes treatment of her eighteen-year-old son by a former hus , band, whom he latel y drove from home. A HASP CITIZEN BHOT , Lagbange, Mo., July 31. — Alex Wilson, colored, a hard citizen, was shot and killed by K. Maxwell, of Dcs Moines, lowa, in this city. Maxwell and his partner, Henry Moore, have been running a steam thresh ing machine this season. They were in toxicated and came in collision with Wil son, who cut Maxwell. The latter then procured a revolver and shot the negro. He is arrested. NEGBO SHOT BY A POLICEMAN. St. Louis, July 31, — About 1 o'clock this afternoon while a policeman was attempt ing to arrest a negro, name not known at-, this writing, at the crossing of the Missouri railroad track and Grand avenue, in the western part of the city, he resisted and struck the policeman with a shovel, where upon the latter drew a revolver and shot him dead. HEAVY FORGEBIES. Baltimobe, July 30.— C. Gogel, charged with having obtained $12,000 from the National Union bank on forged paper has. been committed for the action of the grand jury. Besides the Union bank, the manufacturers and Howard banks and the banking house of Nicholson & Sons hold discounted notes the endorsements of which are alleged to be forged, amounting to $56,000. . - . A. CHURCH ROW, Members of a Calif.H'ttia Family at Logger heads Over the -Appointment of an Ob noxious Kett&r— Pistols Drawn During Service Last Sunday. [Special Telegram to the Globe. | San Fbancisco, Cal., July 31. — An extra ordinary church quarrel is in progress in Berkely village, near Oakland, among members of St. Mark's Episcopal church* It began a year and a half ago, when sit: attempt was made by its members to., change the church from a mission to a . parish, and a board of vestrymen was elect ed which Bishop Kip refused to recognize, . and he appointed a board of wardens. The primary cause for cutting loose from Bishop Kip's supervision was some members' dissatisfaction with the appoint ed minister, the Rev. Mr. Green. A split was thus created. Charges were preferred against Green, to which Bishop Kip at first listened, but subsequently changed his mind, and Green was retained, though no salary was paid him. A week ago a fight occurred between the two factions in the vestry, and pistols were drawn, but no blood spilled. The Rev. Dr. David Mc- Clure, of Oakland, was invited by one faction to preach Sunday, but when he and his followers appeared in the church they found it in possession of Green and his faction, they having forced the locks of the front door. Green began service at 9 o'clock, read two long chapters from the book of Job, then a pslra, and ascending the pulpit read a sermon. At the conclu sion of the sermon, Green began reading sentences of the litany, and after thi3 part of the service read the ante-communion service, after which he ascended the pulpit again and began reading another sermon. Impatient at these proceedings, Bishop Kip and McClure walked up to the pulpit and demand of Green to step down and out. Green refused, and con tinued the second sermon until finished. During these proceedings about one-half the congregation walked out of the church, leaving the remainder to settle possession of the church. Green left as soon as the sermon was over and a discussion ensued about the disposal of th 9 church property. It was finally decided to turn the church over to the town marshal who holds it pending farther developements. LITE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS. H. M. Darling had his shoulder dislo cated in a runaway accident on north Sixth street yesterday. H. Morgan, a brakeman on the Milwaukee road, had his left hand crushed by the bumpers, and three fingers were ampu tated. A small boy was run over by a heavy team and severely injured on Washington avenue between Fourth and Fifth avenues north last evening. A little Bohemian boy, while playing with other boys on the booms in the river below the lower bridge, fell into the river, and was drowned last night. The body waß swept down the stream by the swift current, and was not recovered. His name could not be ascer tained. Last night the report reached police headquarters that a murder had been com mitted on Twenty-first avenue south and Eighth street. A reporter was at once dis patched and learned that Mrs. J. R. Neist, while in a neighbor's house, had some diffi culty with a woman, and had been ejected with violence, but was uninjured. By the accidental discharge of a blast yesterday in the First street sewer, two laborers were severely injured. A. J. Peterson, residing at 248 Fourth avenue south, had his right hand and left band and arm to the elbow, blown full of sand and gravel, causing intense suffering. Ole Dahl had his leg filled full of sand and I gravel, and tho left hand badly shattered.