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Address DAILY GLOBE, St. Paul, Minn. JXEW TERMS OF TBE GLOBE. SEVEN ISSUES PER WEEK—BY CARRIER. One Year, payable in advance J8 00 Six Months, payable in advance 4 26 Three Months 2 2* Per Month "5 SIX ISSUES PER WEEK-BY MAIL, POST AGE PAID. One Year WOO Bix Months 3 SO ThreaMonths 2 00 One Month 70 All mail subscriptions payable invariably in ad vance. Seven issnes'per week by mail at same rates as by carrier. SUNDAY GLOBE. By Carrier—per year *2 00 By Mail—per year, postage paid...., t .....l 50 WEEKLY GLOBE. By Mail—postage paid, per year 31 15 YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. The local market was quiet yesterday. No. 1 regular wheat advanced 4c; other grains remain ed undisturbed. Hay was weaker and shade lower. Provisions W6re inactive. There •was a slight improvement in the wheat market at Milwaukee, the fluctuation B did not exceed l$£c and closed >£c higher than opening. At Chicago there was a better feeling than on Tues 'lay, tho bulls succeeding in holding up prices, which at the close, were J^c higher. Corn was unsettled and closed a shade lower, and oats were in sympathy while pork was a little better. Tho money market at New York was un changed in price, but exchange was weaker. Government bonds were firm and state quiet. Railroad shares opened lower and the market was unsettled. It 6trengthened, however, be fore midday, and the general [list advanced with the exception of Oregon Transcontinental, St. Paul selling up %. The market again declined ia Western Union, Northwestern, Canada Southern, Missouri Pac:fic, Northern Pacific preferred, New York Central, Lackawanna and Oregon Transcontinental, and closed weak after a generally depressed day. An application for a receiver for the Northern Pacific is now talked of. The prediction of the Globe that Robert Har ris would be tho president seems likely to be realized, The distinguished Bill Washburn is still in the ring, apparently. Ho made a des perate effort to secure a position on th e National committee .it Chicago in 1880,but failed, and Mr. Sabiia was given the posi tion. Yesterdp.y he managed to squeeze onto the congressional national committee as member from Minnesota and will now attempt to rival his compatriot who heads the regular national committee. He evi dently desires to keep before the people. THE~INDIANLAND 5. It is said that the committee on Indian affairs is unanimous in favoring an allot ment of the Indian reservations in several ty among the Indians who now ooonpy them, and that a bill to that effect will be introduced at an early day. The measure will apply to all the reservations save those occupied by the Senecas in New York, and by the Cherokees, Creeks,Chiok asaws, Choctaws, and Seminoles in Indian Territory. Where there is not land enough to give the Indians on a reservation a quarter of a section,the total will be divided pro rata among the occupants. This movement, as seen, contemplates the retention of the present status in In- i dian Territory of the "civilized" tribes, as i they are commonly termed. The measure also contemplates the opening up of a very large portion of that territory to set tlement, but more especially to the exten sion of railways, several of whioh are wait ing and have been waiting for years, to secure the right of way across that terri tory. In truth, it is proba bly this interest which is most active in this movement, and whioh, under the guise of general action in re gard to reservations, is aiming to get ac cess to the Indian Territory. So long as the lands are held in common, as they now are, it is impossible to cseoure any railway grants; it is believed that if the lands were held by the Indians in sever alty, there would be les3 difficulty, for the reason that only the consent of the adjaoent land owuors would be necessary to obtain the desired concessions. For many years there has been an or ganized movement to secure the opening of Indian territory to pre-emption andset loment. It contain within its borders some of the richest grazing, mineral and wooded lands on the oortiuent. The civ ilized tribes make but comparatively little use of the rich resourse3 which they pos - sees. The natives live along the streams, on the bottom lands, raise a little patch of corn, have a few hogs, which run wild in the woods, and buy their store goods mainly witb ihe skins of polecats. Mil lions of acres of the finest land imagin able run to waste. Sometimes a white man marries into a tribe and thereby be. oomes an adopted member, whioh allows him to till the land. He oan fence in all that he likes, but he obtains no title to the land. If he wishes to locate somewhere e'se he can mo\& his fencing end his house, but he has no claim whatever on the real estate; this belongs to the tribe and cannot be bartered. The result is the most valuable portion of land in this region is permitted to remain un touched, aud the conctry thereby loses the value whieh it if capable of affording. What should be done is to take steps which should end in dividing tho lands of these civilized tribes in severalty, for of all the lands of this character, they are the most valuable. There i3 more than encugh to give each Indian his fair pro portion, and leave a vast amount which could be sold for the benefit of the tribes. In excepting the tribes above named, the contemplated bill omits to include millions of acres of the most valuable land on the continent. If the measure for the opening up of Indien reservations^ for the public good, there should be no exception of any part of Indian territory. CURRENT COMMENT. At tho trial of James Nutt for tho killing of hie father's murderer, yesterday, the defense pleaded insanity, and a Dr. Fuller stated that he always considered James mentally deficient. He was not an idot, the doctor said, but an imbecile. Since ;the time of the terrible Chis holrn crime, perhaps no event lias excited so much interest as the assassination of Captain Nutt, and the killing of the murderer by tho lad Jame3, and it is doubtful if it would be possible to find one person of the tens of thous ands familiar with the whole circumstances who is not ready to reverse the doctor's judgment and say that James Nutt is no imbecile, however much of an idiot ho may be. Had ho calmly acquiesced in the acquittal of his father's slayer and meekly submitted to all tho insults of the murderer he would have been an imbecile. But instead fcf this tho poor boy was idiot enough to risk his own life for the degraded, callous wretch who took his father's, besides casting a stigma on his sister. This is a case in which killing is no murdor. The editor of the Yankt«i Press and Dahotian, having been appointed poSWnaster, his cotempo raries suspect that his paper will support the nomination of Mr, Arthur. r-r- "»"■„ Bemany Rye, at Grand Opera house to-night. masonic: The Grand Lodge of Minnesota Elect <)." licers for 188-1, and. also Officers for Its Relief Association—The Two-Days Ses sion Ends last Evening with Installation Exercises. MASONIC BELIEF ASSOCIATION. The Minnesota Masonio Relief Associa tion met at 12 a. m., yesterday at Masonio hall and re-eleoted R. W. Johnson, presi dent and J. P. Pond, vice president, to whem it is delegated to eleot the treasurer, medical director, attorney and secretary, who will probably be the same officers as ohosen last year. The association also re-elected its old board of directors with the exception of F. Joss, who is suooeeded by S. B. Foote, of Red Wing, vacancies to be filled by the board in Waseca, Morristown and St. Charles. The following is the board of di rectors as now constituted: W. S. Combs, St. Paul. H. Roff, Lake City. Chas. Griswald, " R B Basford, xWinona. J W Woolsey, " J A Wilson, Cannon F. R A Smith, " FA Borer, LeSeuer, B F Wright, " A Smith, Plainview. F S Swisher, " J A Wilder, Shakopeo. FRichter, " J H Snyder, St. Peter. GWMerriU, " G M Andrews, Faribault IP Wright " K H Gove, Rochester. J C Terry, " C H eitrobeck.Litchfiold J C Morrison, " T P KeUet, Zumbrota. S D Flagg, M D, " C A Chapman, Mankato. B Presley, " J S Larson, Wabashaw. W S Conrad, Stillwater. M R Dresbach,Dodgo C. G B Cooley,Minneapolis J H Vaien,New Ulm. H M Kent, " D F Ferguson, Elgin. J H Thompson, " FA Noble, Northfield. O H Benton, " H Birkett, Owatonna. Irving Todd, Hastings. A A Johnson, Kasson. A H Truax, " J A Kiester, Blue E C. S B Foote, Red Wing. S W Bennett.Henderson O Whitman, " J R Carey, Duluth. E C Gilo, Princeton. The grand lodge assembled at 2;30 p. m., when it proceeded to the election of officers for 1884, with the following resait: GBAND OrFIOEBS ELECTED. H. R. Denny, Carver, grand master. R. H. Go7e, Rochester, deputy grandmaster. A. P. Fitch, Glencoo, grand senior warden. O. H. Smith, Windnm, grand junior warden. J. H. Thompson, Minneapolis, grand treasu rer. A. T. C, Pierson, St. Paul, grand secretary. APPOINTED GRAND OFFIOEBS. Rev. Edward Ashley, Brown's Valley, grand chaplain; J. A. Kiester, Blue Earth City, grand orator; C. M. Foote, Minneapolis, grand marshal; Levi Folsom, Taylor's Falls, grand senior deacon; A. Barto, Sauk Centre, graud junior deacon; C. S. Andrews, Eyota, grand standard bearer; O. H. Jacobson, Preston, grand sword bearer; J. C. Hill, Mon tevideo, grand senior steward; G. W. Lamson, St. Paul, grand junior steward; Henry Hutch ins, Morris, grand pursuivant. INSTALLATION OF OFFF0E«3. At 7:30 p. m., the grand ledge reassembled in Masonic hall, and the above officers were duly instaUed. Grand Opera house souvenir night. "The Romany Rye." The popular and entertaining character of ''The Romany Rye," the spectaoular drama now holding the boarda of the Grand, wm fally attested yesterday by the large andienoes that assembled at both the matinee and evening performances. The drama possesses a number of strong qualities which appeal to the popular un derstanding and heart. The line scenic effects captivate the eye, while the lights and shades of the plot, deftly com mingled so as to convey a graphio picture of both high and low life as it exists in the great oity where the immortal Dickens gathered material for his writings appeal strongly to the sympa thies and imagination. The audience last night was large and very enthusiastic. At this evening's performanoe the man agement offer a special treat and induce ment consisting of the presentation of a beautiful silver placque, on the face of which is an engraved picture representing a scene from the Gypsy Encampment act of the "Romany Rye." The borders of the souvenir are hand somely engraved, the design being an im itation of foliage and flowers. The sale of Beats has been large, but a few good sit tings may yet be had by applying early. A New Sample Room. ' *J; The friends of ex-Chief of Police Chas. Weber, and there are a host of them, will be pleased to learn that he has gone into business, having fitted up a handsome BHmple room in Sanf ord's block, No. 349 Wabashaw street. Mr. Weber took pos session of the premises about two weeks ago, since which time he has had a small army of carpenters, frescoers, decorators and other representatives of the useful arts employed in fitting up the institution. The final toaohes were put on yesterday and the oosy, quiet and convenient quarters are now ready for public and general recep tion. Ex-Chief Weber will be on deok to-day and he will be only too happy to meet his old friends. As completed, the new quar ters are characterized by elegance and taste, and what is more to the point he has stocked the bar with nothing but pure goods, his stock of wines, liquors and cigars being the best quality that the mar- THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING JANUARY 17, 1884 S ktt affords. Mr. Weber is one of the old est citizens of St. Paul, and the efficient discharge of duty in times past won him the esteem of many friends, whose hearty wish is that his new venture may meet with the utmost success. NO QU.iCKS NEED APPLY. The Anti-Empirical Act of the Legislature Sustained by Judse Simons—Advertising in the Neirspauers sx Sufficient Cause for Exclusion from* the Practice of Medicine. Judge Simons rendered an important decision yesterday in the case of the State of Minnesota ex rel. David F. Powell vs. The State Medical Examining Board of the Stiite of Minnesota, which was heard and taken under advisement by him sev eral weeks ago, and of which suit the Globe gave at the time a casual state ment. The case is a test one of the law pnsssd by the late legislature and approved March 5, 1883, entitled, "An act to regu late the practice of medicine in Minneso ta," and which provides that every person practicing medicine in any of its depart ments shall possess the qualifications re quired by this act. Judge Simons, in defining this law in his decision, says that it gives a person presenting a diploma from a regular col lege of medicine, a right to practice in the state, if tho diploma is genuine, and the person presenting it is the true owner of the same. That by this law the faculty of tho medical department of the university of Minnesota organize this medical exam ining board, giving its president and seo retary authority to administer oaths, take testimony, issae certificates on all satisfac tory diplomas presented, and to appoint the place of boldicg their meetings to ac commodate the different sections of the state. The judge says thfit this board of exam iners view these diplomas to determine their gsnuineaess, and tho verification of a diploma consists in the affidavit of the holder that he is the lawful possessor, and the person named therein, and such veri fication is taken before any person author ized to administer an oath under hand and seal. This act farther gives the examiners power to refuse to give certificates to prac tice to persons guilty of unprofessional or dishonorable conduct, and the power of appeal given to the refused party from such decision to the body appointing said examiners. The board gave notice of their meeting at St. Paul Oct. 11 and 12, and that diplo mas might be sent in by physicians to Secretary P. N. Millard. Dr. Powell was a resident of La Crosse, Wis., and was a graduate of the medical college at Louis ville, Ky., that had full power to issue his diploma as such. The board refused him a certificate to practice in Minnesota, and he sues to compel it to show cause why not. The board answer that the diploma is genuine, and Dr. Powell its lawful owner, but assert that he is guilty of unprofes sional and dishonorable conduot and un professional practices and doing unpro fessional advertising in newspapers and printed circulars, claiming to bo the medi cine man of the Winnebago tribe of In dians, and as having been adopted into said tribe, and to have the proprietorship of certain specific remedies which he claims will cure cholera morbus when taken internally, and rheumatism when applied externally, whereas the claims are untrue and impossible, and that he also uses the diploma of "White Beaver." The relator vs. Powell claims that the decisions of the examining board are poet facto, and are constitutionally void, and also that the law delegates judicial power to this board. The decision of tha court is that they do not partake of that charac ter, and that the board is not vested with suoh power, that the relator has no con tract right to practice medicine or surgery in the state free from legislative control. Every citizen has a right to prosecute a lawful calling in a lawful manner. This the relator can claim, and it is all he can claim, and the proposition itself implies the right of tha law-making power to subjeot such oalliDg or business to such reasonable regulations as ia its judgment the public good requires. It is the legitimate exercise of the po lice power of the state, and the .legislature has the same right to restrict the practice of medicine and surgery to persons pos sessing the requisite skill, not guilty of unprofessional or dishonorable conduct, that it has to prevent the spread of conta gious diseases, or prohibit the storage of gunpowder in the heart of populous cities. It is claimed by the relator that the re fusal of the board of examiners to issue him a certificate is void because of no pro vision having been made for appeal before the boa*d. The law says the board may satisfy itself on all points before re fusing a certificate, but the act gives the right of appeal to the regents of the University of Minnesota. The legal sufficiency of the facts of ac cusation barring a certificate to the rela tor need not and cannot properly now be adjudicated. The right to appeal is plain, and the decision of the appellate tribunal may be different from that of the board of ex aminers. Bat the uniform rule is not to interfere by mandamus so long as the remedy by appeal is open to the party complaining. Judgment that the alternative writ and order to show cause should be quashed and it is so ordered by the court. A LAUGHING 0AS MADMAN. He Goes In for a Good Smash After Losing His Offending Molar—Inearcerated for Safety in the County Jail. Tha patrol wagon was summoned to the corner of Dale and Minnehaha streets at about 8:30 last evening, where P. J. Mc- Nerny, who, during the afternoon, had been to a dentist to have teeth extracted and had taken laughing gas, was indulg ing in the most insane and frantic feats by breaking the windows of his boarding house and about everything he coold lay his hands on to. Officer Merriam and Detective Ahern in capturing him had one of the liveliest tussels of the season to overpower him, which was helped on by the mistaken interference of friends. He fought the oftioers with the strength of a Bedlam maniao, and made frantic efforts to get at a gun whioh was in the room where the arrest was made, to Bhoot them. He wbb finally pinioned, and brought up to the county jail md locked up there, for the general safety. It is thought that his madness will not prove lasting, but being temporarily produced by the aneBthetio he inhaled at the dentist's, which made him a bull-dog instead of a clown, and will pass off by this morning. Romany Rye. Silver souvenir to-night. No Slection of United States Senator. Annapolis, Md., Jan. 16.—Two fruitless ballots were taken to-day for United States senator. Governor McLane sent a speoial message to the legislature to-day on the labor question, accompanied by drafts of six bills,oovering various branch es of the subjeot. The message and rec omendations are intended to meet the pledges of the Demooratio platform, and the promises made during the election canvass. Excitement is high at Bodie, Oal. caused by reported extensive discoveries of gold. WASHINGTON. A GOOD GRIST FROM THE DEPART MEN I OF JUSTICE MILL. Eongntreet and His Predecessor in Office Proved Guilty of Malfeasance-How Offi cers Detached from Their Commands are Employed—The Debuts on the Mississip pi River Improvement Appropriation— Social Happenings. [Special Telegram to the Globe. 1 Washington, Jan. 16.—Mr. Springer's committee laid before it to day Mr. Ballin, one of the examiners of the department of justice, who testified as to the result of ex aminations made by him in the office of the marshal of Georgia in 1881. O. F. Fitzsimmocs was marshal,and Ballin inves tigated and found him short in his aocouts $23,154. The account has never been set tled. Fitzsimmona' bond is good, haviDg on it the names of many wealthy men, but no effort has ever been made to collect the deficiency. The only explanation lor this that Mr. Ballin could give was that the of ficer in charge of such cases did not advise prosecution. Fitz?,iminons had a choice band of deputies, all of whom are pretty skillful in fixing up bills of what are called constructive charges, but the beat one of them all was a man named Robinson. This man's pet trick was to serve papers on people when they hap pened in his town, and then oharge as though he had been obliged to go to their homes for them and bring them in with the aid of guards, for all of whom mileage, meals and per diem were charged. Fitz3immons was suoceeded by Gen. LongetreetjWho employed Robinson and all the rest of the Fitzimmons gang. He was informed by the deputy of justice that they were rascals. When Long- Btreet's first accounts came, one of the deputy officials warned him that Robinson was probably up to his old trick, and promised to dis miss him, but did not. This resulted in another investigation, the occasion of more corruption and another promiso to dismiss Robinson only to be broken. Longstreet had at the outset appointed his son John his chief deputy, and the third investigation by the examiter re sulting in forcing John to resign and in convicting Robinson of fraud and perjury, and he is now in Albany nenitentiary. Longstreet furnished them^.y to hire a lawyer to defena Robinson and it has just come to tbe knowledge of Mr. Springer that Longstreet has tried to get the president to pardon Robinson. Tho pay of a mar shal is limited by a maximum. The dep uties are paid vatying proportions of their so-called earnings. It is easy to see how an enterprising deputy like Robinson could earn fees enough to give himself a good salary and still have enough to turn over to the marshal. Gen. Longstreet's at xiety to retain the services of Robinson shows how fully he appreciated a man who could earn enough to whack up handsome ly between himself and his chief. The investigation of 1882, by the way, showed that Longstreet himself was short in his accounts between $10,000 and $11,000, which is still unsettled. The Hon. Henry O. Wilson, who was in dicted last summer for rendering fraudu lent Recounts while a deputy marshal, and who has nevertheless been nominated receiver of public moneys for Alabama, on one occasion made a violent and almost murderous attack in tho street on one of the department examiners who was prob ing his method of doing business, and pounded the examiner's face to a jelly. THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER APPROPRIATION is still under fire in the house from Brown and Holman, of Indiana, Harrison and Skinner, of New York, and Warner, of Ohio. It numbers among its defenders the Rapublicans of the loser Mississippi valley, and Belford, of Colorado, Horr, of Michigan, Wilson, of Iowa, Eaton, of Con necticut, Gibson, of West Virginia, Willis, of Kentucky, and others. The point of the objection to the bill is that it is feared that it is intended to protect private property, and only to improve navigation as an inoident of the main purpose. Among the opponents are also those who like Brown, of Indiana, believe that the only way to get rid of surplus water in the river is to discharge i it by the outlot system. Nothing so stirs up tho Louisana represen tatives as to praise the Cowden scheme. The attack to-day was ohiefly against the building of levees, and two attempts were made to insert amendments providing that the money carried by the bill shall be ap plied to the completion of the works at Plum Point and Lake Providence reaches as a test of the value of the commission's plan of improvement by application of the jetty system,before committing congress to the full endorsement of that plan,which will involve the expenditure of many millions of dollars. The amendments also provi ded that money might be used for the pres ervation of works at other points on the river, but not to extending them. These propositions were supported by a majority of the Republicans and a few Democrats, but were defeated. To-morrow a reoorded vote will be taken to recommit tha bill, with instructions to incorporate tho limi tations mentioned, with the hope of plac ing a check upon what Brown, of Indiana, calls "that colossal waste and extravagance of the age," the leveeing of the Mississippi river. Mr. White, of Kentucky, created a little sensation by charging thai the presi dent's special messages recommending the appropriations for the Mississppi, and calling attention to the Hennepin canal, were bids for votes at Chicago, and the friends of these two enterprises would be found warring in congress. A majority of the Indiana delegation on both sides of the house followed Holman and Brown in opposition, but the friends of Hennepin stood by the advocates of the bill. The New York delegation was sharply criticised by Mr. Belford, of Colorado, for resisting the opening of the great water way to the south, which would give cheap er rates to the sea than by rail to New York. The two days' debate developed a vast amount of misinformation about the character of the Mississippi and the plan of improvement adopted by the river com mission. DBTACHED OVFIDEB8. Secretary Lincoln's reply to Senator Plumb's oall for information as to the oc cupation of aU officers on detached service; and the length of time they have been de tached, indicate that the army is net so top heavy as is sometimes supposed. This is after deducting from the whole list the 341 officers named in Seoretary Lincoln's report. The officers with their commands will be found not to be so disproportion- ate to the rank and file as is generally sup posed. The report shows that there are 250 officers on detached service, of wnom forty-four are on duty at West Point, 21 are aids to generals, ten on light horse duty, 14 acting signal officers, 3 in th9 war records office, 20 professors of Military science and tactics in civilian colleges, 47 on recruiting service, 7 at the artillery schcol at Forjrese Monroe, 40 at the school of application at Fort Leavenworth. 5 on duty at the military prison, 6 on instruc tion duty, 3 on special Indian duty, 3 act ing judge advoaate*, 5 on special duty at headquarters, 1 superintendent of public buildings and grounda in tbi* oity, 1 superintendent of the soldiers home here, 1 engineer commissioner of this d'ntric', *1 looking aftrr Indian education, one snperin'endent of army education and eight on i 4ides those there are ui'-ety oce on the 8iok list, of whom twenty-four have been found by retiring bo urds to be incapacitated for active service, six have been ordered before retiring boards, four are doing light special duty, and fifty seven are absent sick, not included iu this list. THE NEW CLAIM JUDGE. Hon. Leonard Weldon, tha newly ap pointed judge of the court of claims was on the bench to-<?ay. Ho wa-j cordially recoived by his confreres and expresses himself as greatly pleaBed with hU new surroundiDgs. Mrs. Weldon and himself are kcated at W Tillard's for the present and will probably maka it their home dur ing tbe remninder of the winter. CALLING DAT. The wives of the cabinet officers nnd Mrs. Carlisle, who received this afternoon, had a large number of caliars. At the residence of the secretary of state Mrs. Frelinghuysen and her daughter were as sisted by Mrs. Chas. Bradley, Miss Rock well, Mies Dodge and Miss McEwen. Mrs. Lincoln had as her assistants MiBS Holla bird and Miss Sheldon, and Mrs. Chandler and her sister, Mrs. Kinsley, did the hon ors at the residence of the secretary of the navy. % -Mrs. Gresham and her daughter were assisted by Mrs. Jefferson and Miss Anna Wilson, and Mre. Tellar had the aid.'of her young daughter ani Mrs. James Stevenson. Mrs. Brew ster was assisted by her sister, Mies Walker, Miss Victoria Emery, and by Miss Lillian Carpenter, daughter of the lata Sedator Matt Carpenter, of Wisconsin. Mr3. Carlisle waB assisted by Mrs. Sevier Mrs. SaffVl, Mrs. Sevey, Miss Page, Miss Pierce and Miss Mcintosh. Gen. Sher man held an impromptu reception in his parlor at the Ebbitt house during the af ternoon, and the stream of oallers turned that way as soon as they learned there was an opportunity to meet him again before hi3 departure. THE ABMY AND NAVY CLUB. The first entertainment of the army and navy assembly, and German club, of which Gen. Sheridan is president, is held at the armory of the national rifles this evening. The guests were received by Mrs. Sheridan, Mrs. Raymond Rodgers, Mrs. Lydecker, Mr?. Clark, Mrs. W. C. Butler, Madamo Bonapart, Mrs. J. D. Dole, Mrs. Goodloe and Mrs. Sabley. General dancing was the order until mid night, when the german began under the leadership of Lt. Lemby of the navy, and Lt. Butler of the army. There was much handsome dressing on the part of the ladies and supper and favors were the ohoicest. fair's layout. Senator Fair, of Nevada, gave a dinner party at Wormley's this evening, at which twenty-five covers were laid. The table was superbly decorated with a wide border and three large center pieces of flowere. Button-holo bouquets for the gentlemen were laid at each plate, and the largo cor sage bouquets of roses for the ladies wore massed in pyramids on the table. The guests were Senator Bayard, Mrs. Bayard, Mi8s E. Bayard, Senator and Mrs) Jackson, Mrs. Leeper, Senator Camden, Senator and Miss Morgan, Representative and Mrs. Beach, Miss Beach, Miss Effie Beach, Mis3 Hall, Mr. Doringer, Mr. Clarenco Dering9r, Maj. and Mrs. Maginnis, Sena tor and Mrs. Vance, Senator Kenna,Repre sentative Lefevre and Representative Ranney. THE VACANT GEOBGIA JUDOiaiP. The president is said to be listening very attentively to pleas made for the nomination of a certain Democrat as judge of the United States distriot court in Georgia, but the Georgia senators are supporting Col. Farrow, an old Republi can. Joe Brown's personal feelings are stronger than his political feelings, and Col. Farrow and Emery Speer are warm friends of his; wherefore he is oor dially supporting them for judge and dis triot attorney respectively. cobehtll's successor. It is expected to-night that Wm. A. Maury will be nominated in a day or two to succeed Col. Goikhill as district attor ney for the Distriot of Columbia. Mr. Maury is a Bourbon Democrat and a member of an old and aristocratic southern family. He is a nephew of the late Com modore Maury, C. S. N., but what is more to the point is that he is a coasin of the president, who fitted him out reoently with a comfortable situation as assistant attorney general. I Western Associated Press.] Washington, Jan. 16. —The house com mittee on railways and canals decided to postpone consideration of bills relating to tbe Hennepin oanal until the printed re port of the engineers is reoeived. The bill prepared by cattle men for the extirpation of the lung plague was sub mitted for consideration to the following members of the house committee on agri culture: Hatoh, Dibrell, Winans, Cell en, Wilson, and Oohiltree. mb. hewitt's fix. The action of Hewitt in relation to the O'Donnell resolution, is still a favorite sub ject of discussion at the capitol. The general opinion is that Hewitt will be forced to oall an investigation. It ia now said, he is not only implicated in the effair, but that, right after the adoption of the resolution, three of the members drove tc the British Minister's and told him it was not desired on the part of the House that the British government would take any notice of it. This was telegraphed to Gladstone, and prevented the BrHish gov ernment from postponing the execution as it is declared they intended to do. It is claimed that it was the intention to post pone the execution from Monday until Friday, had it not been for this action on the part of Hewitt and others. WHISKY IN THB «APITOL. During the consideration of the joint rules in the senate to-day, when the rule forbidding the sale of liquors in the capi tol was reached, Senator Bayard moved to strike out the words "or malt," so as to ex cept malt liquors from exolusion. Sena tor Bayard said he was strongly in favor of the exolusion of the sale of spirituous liquors in the capitol, but not willing to exclude malt liquors. Senator Frye said. "Way Mr. Presi dent, I nave seen tho restaurant of one of the?e houses become an open, notorious, low miserable groggery. I have seen a man with his p.iatalooiis inside his boot* and bisjeoaree blouse on, standing at the bar of the restaurant of one of the houses of congress, drinking miserable whisky out of a cup." • A tic on] ?' inquired some member. "N- • Five, ':& crockery cup, nd I have seen whisky ordered again and again, and called 'tea,' and brought and served in a enp and saucer. Anybody, whether a member of congress or not, can set down, wrdcr his 'tea' and drink it out of a cup. To me," he continued, "whether anything is wrong in it or not, there is something utterly disgusting abont it and eertainly i a • camirg the e - or and dignity of the capitol of tbe United States." Senator Bayard called for the yeas aud nay;, on the cdoption of his amendment, but tha differences' without a vote by striking out the words "spirituous and malt," and inserting the word "intoxi oating." This word, Frye said, was satis factory to him, as was the language of the prohibitory statute named. It was also satisfactory to Bayard, and the rule waa adopted. HICHEBCHE ENTERTAINMENT. Senator Fair, of Nevadi, gave an elegant entertainment at W Tormloiy's this evening to thirty friends, including several sena tors and representatives, with their wives, and a number of citizens pi-ominent in so ciety here. The floral display was beauti ful and the whole affair one of the most at tractive of the season. NEITHER ELECTED. The house committee on elections have decided to seat neither Chalmers or Man ning on tho prima facie evidence, and the roport of the committee will be submitted to tho house to-morrow. The case will be considered on its merits. 8PIBIT WAREHOUSES. The bill introduced in the senate to-day, by Senator Beok, authorizes the establish ment of speoial bonded warehouses for dis tilled spirits, and provides that wherever a distillery is discontinued permanently, or distilling has been suspended in any dia tillerv for twelve months, and the quantity of distilled spirits held in the distillery warehouse does not exceed 4,000 gallons, the distiller may pay tax on such spirits, or cause them to be removed in bond from distillery warehouse to a special bonded warehouse. CONFIBMFD. Col. Robert Murray's nomination as sur geon general is confirmed. BOTTLING LIQUOBS FOB EXPORT. The commissioner of internal revenue, in order to afford further facilities for bot tling of fermented liquors for export, has decided to extend to forty-eight hours, the time within which liquors may be bottled after inspection. THE NIAGARA CANAL. The bill for the ship canal around Nia gara, provides for the construction through Niagara county, New York, to connect with the navigable waters of Lakes Erie and Ontario, and for the beginning of the sart ys of the work within six months from the passage of the act. The location of the canal is to be made by a board of five commissioners, appointed by the presi dent. homesteads and pbe-emptions. At a meeting of the senate oommittee on public lands, Senator Van Wyck's bill for the relief of settlers on the public domain in Nebraska and Kansas was or dered to be reported favorably. It pro vides for the payment of $2.50 per acre by persons who took up lands under the home stead or pre-emption laws, within the limits of the north Kansas grants, and with this sum the claimant 13 expected to extinguish the titlo of tho company. |250,000 is appropriated. NOMINATIONS. The president nominated Albert Sohane man, of Colorado, receiver of pablio moneys si Presoott, Arizona. STEAMBOAT INSPEOTOBl. Ths annual meeting of thj board cf supervising inspectors of steam x has begun. James A. Duinor.t, supervis ing inspector general, is chairman. Dale gates from the districts of St. Loais, Memphis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Buffalo and New Orleans are present. Under a rule of the board, steel boilers built prior to Feb ruary, 1872, are allowed a steam pressure upon the assumed tensile strength of the material of whioh the boilers are made of 75,000 pounds. This rule was amended to-day by striking out 75,000 and inserting 50,000. Hereafter Bach boilers will be allowed on a steam pressure based on the material, a tensile strength of 50,000 pounds. EXAMINATION OF FBAUDULENT ACCOUNTS. Brewster Cameron appeared before the house oommittee on the expenditures of the department of justice again to-day. He gave a list of twenty-five more names of persons whose official conduot has been investigated on account of alleged irregu larities, and fraudulent aooounts. Some of these men, Cameron said, have been oonvioted. Ralph Ballin, speoial examin er, will be sent to South Carolina to pre sent the oases of sixteen U. S. deputy marshals to the grand jury. Ballin also appeared before the committee to give his experience as an examiner in Georgia, Sooth Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania. He began with his experience in Georgia in the fall of 1881 and the spring of 1882 with the examination of the account of United States Marshal Fitzsimmons, predecessor to General Longstreet. Ballin said, a shorta&re of $23,000 was found, but the official has never been prosecuted, nor had anything been recovered from Fitzsim mons or his bondsmen. Erroneous charges on the part of deputy marshals under Longstreet, amounting to $4,000 or $5,000 had been submitted through Longstreet. He, however, is not blamed by Ballin, as the overcharges were made by deputy marshals, who were punished. the gbfelv APPBOPBIATION. The secretaries of war and navy ap peared before the house committee on ap propriations in behalf of an appropriation to the Greely relief expedition. The pres ident will send in a message on the sub ject. FRAUDS UNEABTHED. J. W. Springer, chairman of the house ccTnmittee on the expenditures of the de partment of justice, said to-night the committee will probably finish the in vestigation of the official oonduot of the United States deputy marshals and other officials of tha department of justice with in two or three weeks, when it will take up the < uestion of the expenditures with star route cases. The statement that the com mittee will summon Attorney General Brewster, S. W. Dorsey and ex-Senator Spencer is somewhat premature, although it is possible the committee might find it necessary to bring those gentlemen before it, as they are> in possession of the information the oommittee are seeking. THE MEXICAN TBEATTt No apparent progress was made in the Mexican treaty to-day, although the senate devoted nearly four hoars to its oonaider- a'.ion. Ita friends are much less confident of its ratification to-Light than earlier in the week. The division of opinion is found t« be upon neither sectional, oolitic,;! nor economic lines, The fr and protection! '., erili DO ; | and aad Rep; fonnd oabo with tl oepuon of tho Lo natota, w i looted to be near! the ratification, but u tne opponents ar „ | ota . Hon is not well found* that nearly half of the southi i . either open i opens no i as neither m products can bo exported us provisions. P southern senate to Mexico, is the chiel bem kill tho treaty by inui since the motion to friends belirva them . secure an early vote at all events. THE EANHUCn LAW. The national convention oi commercial bodies to consider the question of the enactment of a uniform and eijuitabla bankrupt] law ui^t to-night. Eighty five commercial bedies representing twonty-eight states and thre;» national as sociations were present. A. B. Miller, cf New York, called the convention to order, and the convtntion was permanently or ganized by the election of*J. L. Forroy, of the Merchants' Exchange, St. Lot: chairman, and George Moore Smith, New York, as secretary, and the following were among the vi^e presidents: George H. Anderson, Pennsylvania, Alva At Colorado. JJ. Hermann, fornia, and Murray Nelson, of Illinois. The following committee was ap pointed to consider the merits of the sever al bills proposed, and to report to the convention to-morrow : John Stetson, Massachusetts, Georgo H. Anderson, Penn sylvania, Morris S. Wise, N-w York, Henry B. Meteaif, Rhode Island, H. G. Clarke, Nebraska, Jehn C. Dore, Illinois, and \N in field S. Dunan, Maryland. They then nd journed. STILLWATER ULOBULLS. Judge Lee, of the municipal oourt, whose term of ollioo expires in April, will not be a candidate for re-eleetion. An old fashioned Now England supper was given last evening at the r^eidenoe of Mrs. John MoKuaiok, the proceeds to be devoted to thj relief of the poor. S. R. Simpson, superintendent of the Manufacturing company, yesterday re ceived a telegram from Senator Sibin. announcing his donation of $500 towardi the Company "K" relief fund. The regular meetiug of the Relief as sociation was held yesterday afternoon. The business transacted was of no special importance. In the last two weeks four additional destitute families have been reported and the necessary assistance af forded. In his endeavor to prevent hie toani from running away yesterday afternoon, a farmer named Holum wns knocked down and seriously cut about the forehead. The team, it appears, was standing in front o> the Florence mills and became frightened at an approaching locomotive. In order to prevent their flight tho farmer took both animals by the bits, but was unable to oontrol their movements, as they broke from his grasp and sped to the south, leaving Mr. Hulum prone upon the ground. The runaways were captured on Sjuth Second street, and we ro in noway injured by their short but rapid journey. The last attempt to ro'.ieve Alderman Lyons of his surplus change did not pan out so well as the former one. Oa Tues day night or rather Wednesday morning, a felonious entry was made into Mr. Lyon's saloon and $15 taken from the money drawer. An entraaoe was gained by prying up a window in the rear of the building. The police were at ouco in formed of tha burglary, which resulted in tho arrei I ' of Guy. Harvey, who waa searohed ;•.'. the lockup, but nothing to implicate hi' found, unless it be a small peculiar piece of money which was pai stifled by Mr. Lyon's bartender. A few poker chips and thy pieea referred to constituted the prisoner's wealth, or at least all that wna found on his person. An examination will be held this morning in the police court. FARtiO'S FAKES. Tbe Kuymond Uoiuls - The Argument in the Libel Salt- "eturn of Wetseln. [Special felezoun to the Globe. | Faboo, D. T., Jan. 16.—Col. E. A. James, president of the Fargo Gas company, started last night for hia old home in Ten nessee, to work up a Dakota fever. P. V. M. Raymond has not been in jail as stated. Argument is to be had Satur day why the $5,000 bonds should not be required. The grocery stock of the late firm was sold to-day at $17,000, and bought by R. S. Tyler in the interest of the Fargo bank. QAttoraey Westoveu gave another tea hour chapter of his speeohin the libel case to-day. Mr. Wetseir has returned from Milwau kee, where he gave $3,000 bonds to appear for trial in February under the oharge of obtaining goods under false pretenses. LITE MINNEAPOLIS SEWS. Last night Officer Hill arrested a brace of crooks for stealing a harness, whioh they offered for sale at Savage's second hand store. J. Burke is now serving a term for steal ing. Last evening it was discovered that W. Sullivan, of South Minneapolis, had the coat whioh had been stolen from H. O. Petorson's store, and Officer Graoe arrest ed both Sullivan and Jno. Manning, his barkeeper. The latter states that he had nothing whatever to do with the coat, and Sullivan explains that he bought it from Burke. Officer Olson arrested a thief who had cabbaged a fine wolf skin lap robe. The robe is in headquarters awaiting the order of the owner. Mrs. Mary C. Sullivan diod fro^a paraly sis, at her residence, No. 11 North Second street, last evening. The deceased was one of the first settlers of Minneapolis, and was aged seventy-two years. Library Dedication. Bay CiTY.Mioh., Jan. 16—The new pub lic library presented to West Bay City by Henry W. Sage, of Ithaoa, N. Y., was ded icated this afternoon in an appropriate manner. Prof. Moses Gail Saylor, 01 Cj> nell university,made the dedicatory speech, Mr. Sage the presentation, Mayor Fisher he reply of acceptance. The building is worth dome $30,000 and contains S,(i0u volumes. New York, Jan. 16.—M. Frisbie Bour chard, cattle, has assigned. Liabilities $50,000; actual assets $6,000. R. <fc H. Dessoir, furniture, has assigned. Liabilities $32,000: actual assets $3,000. RhodeB K. Edward's yarn mill at West Greenwich burued this morning. Lose $25,000; insurance $17,000.