OFFICE—No. G Washington Av_e_o
its Nicollet houF.. Oflrc3lhou_- Iron.
o 10 o'clock p. m.
Mayor Ames is expected home to-morrow.
Visit the Boston restaur.nt for a good Sunday
The park commissioners 'failed to get a quo
rum yesterday afternoon.
The real estate transfers filed yesterday in tie
register's office aggregated $-2,393.
The Darius commandery Knights Templar will
driU in Market hall on Wednesday night.
John Bhepard, of Big Rapids, Mich., who is a
capitalist and contractor, is looking our city
Bishop FO6B will speak before the Reform
clnb, at Harrison hall, at 3 o'clock this after
Mrs. W. P. Roberts has been elected as pres
ident of the Ladies' Aid society of Geo. N.
Morgan Post G. A. R.
A regular meeting of the city council will be
held on Wednesday evening, w_en matters of
tmpottance will be considered.
A frame building on Twenty-second avenue
south, between Sixth and Seventh streets, was
-lightly damaged by. fire yesterday.
The Father Mathew T. A. society will hold a
regular meeting in Catholic Association hall this
evening beginning at five o'clock.
Tim Dunlapis instituting legal proceedings
against Mr. White, the iusurance adjuster, to
recover $500 damages sustained in a fire.
In the municipal court yesterday there were
only five criminal ..■•.ses. and all plain drunks.
Four were commit te .' and one paid a fine of $5.
A. M. Shack, the special policeman irho ap
pointed himself a detective, was yesterday sent
to the county jail for five days for drunkenness.
L. P. Plumm.r post, No. 50, G. A. R. will
t»ive tho first of a series of parties on Thursday
evening, in the ball over the Northwestern bank.
The water board will doubtless have another
hot session to-morrow night wren action will be
taken upon the expert report, and upon lettii.g
W. W. Satterloe will 6p_ak before the Reform
club this afternoon on the parable of the Good
Samaritan, and will preach at Harrison's hall in
The wrestling match between Adon Butler
and Mr. Lane, of San Francisco, for the cham
pionship of the west, will occur in market hall
on Wedneeday evouing.
The commitee appointed by the Robert Emmet
Literary association to make arrangments for
the entertainment on Robert Emmet's birthday
will meet^at their hall this evening.
Michael Sweney, who was sent to the comity
jail for drunkenness, has been removed to the
Sisters' hospital at the instance of Dr. Catos,
whore he will be treated for delirium tremens.
Tho Robert Emmet Literary association met
in their hall last night and arranged fcr the fu
neral of Thomas Nugent, which will occur from
the Sisters' hospital this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
A demurrer in tke case of Coykendall Bros.
& Co. vs. the claimant, Lovejoy, was yesterday
overruled by tho court. Demurrer was also
overruled in eleven other cases against the same
As a token of respect for Bishop Ireland the
officers aud members of the Irish National
league will attend his lecture this evening in
stead of holding their regular weekly meeting
A Smith & Wesson revolver, found by a little
boy on Fourth street &outh,near Twelfth aveDue
is now in the possession of Policeman J. M.
Gardner, who will give it to the owner on prov
The following parties received licenses to wed
yesterday: Peter Weiden backer and Carrie
Brestle; Peter Mattson and Berntine Lorimer;
Joe Kuske and Rosa Kotrek; Frank D. Dibble
and Anna Z&hn.
The Engineer's club last night elected the fol
lowing officers: President, William De la Bar
re; vice president, Geo. B. Cooley; secretary
and treasurer, Prof. W. A. Pike; librarian,
George O. Foss.
On dil that during his visit toCorcoran last week
Bishop Ireland induced about sixty adults to
take tho total abstinence pledge. This is a meri
torious piece of work which the Globe has
much pleasure in recording.
Jamos Leonard, injured in a saloon row on the
East side, is at his brother's house seriously ill.
Erysipelas has 6et in in the wounds, and his con
dition is considered quite critical. He is under
he treat in ent of Dr. Kimball.
A letter has been received frow T.W. Teasdale,
general passenger agent of the Omaha, stating
that all the lines interested had agreed to trans
port the clubs of tho Northwestern league ou the
same terms as theatrical parties.
The university oratorical contest comes off on
Tuesday evening, Feb. 12. The judges for the
occasion are Judge Vanderburg, Judge Young,
Hon. E. M. Wilson, Bishop Foss and Dr. Sam
ple. Danz's fnll orchestra will be in attendance.
John Nugent, wlo died yesterday morning at
the Sisters' hospital, will be buried at 2:30 this
afternoon from the Church of the Holy Rosary,
nnder the auspices of the Robert Emmet Liter
ary association, of which the deceased was a
The Right Rev. Bishop Ireland will adminis
ter the sacrament of confirmationn in the
Church of the I mniacn late Conception after last
mass to-day. In the evening at 7:30 o'clock he
will lecture before the total abstinence societies.
He will undoubtedly attract a large audience.
A Globe reporter was informed by reliable
parties last evening that J. H. Rowell has in
structed his attorneys to bring aa action against
the Journal to collect damages for libel. The
case grows out of the Journal's report of the
divorce case of Mary J. Rowell vs. J. H. Row
ell, last summer.
K. A. Kron, the farmer from Lena, 111., who
complained he was robbed of $670, a gold watch
and a revolver, as already stated in these col
nmns, was examined in the probate court yes
terday by a medical board and discharged. It
is supposed that a protracted spree has been the
cause of his apparent insanity.
Last evening the East Side Turnverein cele
brated the twenty-seventh anniversary of the
organization. ' Treasurer Huhn, when living in
St. Paul, twenty-seven years ago, attended the
first meeting of the society by invitation, and
last evening he joined twelve of the old mem
bers who were present at the reunion in talking
over past events. The society has now a mem
bership of sixty and is m a prosperous condi
The Mayflower Congregational church will be
dedicated at 8 o'clock this afternoon. The fol
lowing progranryn* will be presented :
1. Organ Voluntary.
2. Anthem By the Choir
3. Invocation Rev. S. V. S. Fisher
4. Singiir z "All Hail the power of
5. Scripture Reading and Prayer
Rev. J. L. Scudder
6. Anthem By the Choir
«. Sermon Rev. R. G. Hutchins.D. D
9. Dedicatory Prayer, Rev. H, C. Hovey, D. D
10. Singing "1 Love Thy Kingdom", Lord"
An Autograph Letter from Jefferson Davis.
One feature of the armory fair will be the
collection of rare autographs. Col. Johnson,
who has tho matter in charge, sent letters of in
fitation to distinguised people to be in attend
ance and also to contribute their respective au
tographs, ifesterday Col. Johnson received a
courteous letter, which is apper ded from no less
a personage than Jefferson Davis. It
will be read with interest, and
to many it will be a surprise
1 to learn that the old southern chieftain- ever
Beauvoib, Miss., Jan. 22,188_.— Cel. C. W.
Johnson —Dear Sir: Please accept my thanks
for the courteous invitation extended to me to
join tho three companies of tho First regiment
of Minnesota in their armory fair, to be held on
the 18th prox. I regret that it will not be prac
ticable for me to be with you as invited. The
place and the occasion wou*d alike render it a
pleasure to be with you. Many years have
passed since I saw the site of your city, Minnc-
I apolis. The country was then inhabited only
j !>y Indians, except the garrison at Fort Snelhng
and the persons employ* -d at the fur trading
; station near the mouth of St. Peters. It is mar
velous, even in our rapidly progressive country,
i I hat a living man should be able to
, aay the country now covered by an agricultural
: rieople, and containing several great cities, was.
• within my time entirely occupied by Indian
I hunters ard trappers. Well remembering the
I beautiful scenery ot the country referred to,
I which embraced all the region above Prairie dv
i <7hien, I have often wished to see how far men
had adorned or marred the beauties of nature
I have said your invitation presented a two
told attraction. The growing interest recejstly
I manifested in the discipline and instruction of
the militia has a political significance which is
to me particularly cheering. Among the fun
da i.ental ideas of our forefathe.s was a distrust
of standing armies and a consequent reliance
upon the militia for public defense; but it
would be a wanton sacrifice of the best patriots
of a country to send them forth untrained to
combat with disciplined troops American val
or achieved much under such disadvantageous
circumstances in the war of the Revolutios, but
it would be unwise to ask for a repetition of
such sacrifice as they made, and vain to hope
for a Washington to lead them.
It is therefore, as above indicated, that I have
rejoiced to see in every part of the country, in
creased desire to perfect the organization and
instruction of the militia.
Wishing you success in your enterprise, I beg
you to return my thanks to your associates and
remain. Respectfully yours.
NO WEiK POINT.
Engineer Waters Denies That Jumbo lias a
A representative of the Globe called upon
Chief Engineer Waters, of the water board, yes
terday and asked him concerning the alleged
defects in tho mechanism of tho new 10,000.000
gallon pump. Mr. Waters was at first disin
clined to talk, but after a few questions, had
been propounded he felt at liberty to speak out.
He denied most emphatically the allegation
contained in the report submitted by tho experts
at tho last meeting of tho water beard, to the
eff-ct 11 at the idler was weak and shon'd be ma
terially reconstructed and strengthened or some
other devise substituted. Tiiat a defect of that
nature did exist when the pump was first con
structed tho inventor freely admits, but he said
he realized the weakness in the machine, and
forthwith remedied it.
Respecting the report of Gregory* Menzc-1, ho
stated that no importance can be attached to it
by those who are acquainted with tho facts. Mr.
Menzel is no export in any particular, and when
he was firat appointed to a position on the water
board, he knew as little respecting the system
and the pumps as a school boy, and did not then
deny his ignorance.
Mr. Menzel's career as a water commissioner
was brief and uneventful. Ihe engineer thinks
that element of spite entered largely into the
spirit of the report. The pump was, hy the con
ditions of the resolution adopted by the
water board authorizing a test, to have been
tested by experts. Necessarily an expert must
be a hydraulic engineer who has had extensive
experience in pumps, and respecting this
point Mr. Waters is of the opinion that only
one man on the committee was an expert upon
pumps, in the true sense of the term, although
most of the committee were expert machinists
and engineers. E. W. Tucker, who represents
Edward P. Allis & Co., of Milwaukee, is beyond
question an expert. His firm manufactures and
sets up water pnmp.. But here comes up
the manifest unfairnoss to the in
ventor of "Jumbo," in placing Mr.
Tucker r.pon that committee. He is in the em
ploy of a rival inventor, or rather of tho manu
facturers of rival pumps, and hois paid for sell
ing those pumps. In the interests of hi. em
ployers he would naturally commend the excel
lent points in the pumps which he sells to the
disparagement of all other pumps. That he
prejudiced in any considerable degree tho report
of the committee Mr. Waters could not deter
mine, but that it was an injustice to himself and
his invention, he peremptorily asserted.
A Globe reporter lias interviewed many of
our leading citizens and found that while many
were inclined to be skeptical respecting the effi
cacy of Jumbo, relying upon the correctness of
the allegations, derrogatory, in the report, he
found that nearly all who had witnessed the
workings of the pump were satisfied that
it was just the thing needed in
our city and believe the water board had voted
wisely in ordering two more of the same pat
tern built at once.
Tlie Grand Opera.
The only amusement at the Grand the past
week was that presented by the Heme's Hearts
of Oak company, occupying the first half of the
week. The season was fairly good, and the best
satisfaction was git en. . Mr. Home himself im
proves with years and experience.
Musically and dramatically ihe present will
be the most brilliant week of any season in the
history of the city. The first half, consisting
af three nights and a Wednesday afternoon
matinee, the Grand will be occupied by the
famous '.Iran's English Opera company. This
is oonsidered one of the best managements in
the countrj', and inspires the
most implicit confidence in the
merit of the company. Grau has been promi
nent as a man? ger in this country since 1840, and
his name is associated with the best operatic
seasons in the states. He brought to this
country the finest Italian opera, and first intro
duced Mile. Amo, the acknowledged queen of
comic opera. The management takes more than
ordinary pride in announcing to the public that
his entire company have fresh young voices,
and the young ladies, whose ages rane from 26
six down to^sixteen years of age, present a most
beautiful picture—tho m-8t beautiful group of
young ladies upon the stage, and are from New
York and Boston. The principal vocalists are
Miss Bessie Gray, prima donna soprano; Willet
Scomen, the great baritone; Harry Haskell and
Ezra Stevens, tenors; Fred H. Freer and G. E.
Poulett, buffo; Miss tiattie Anderson, mezo so
prano; and MissTillio McHenry, (sister of Nel
lie MuHenry of tho Troubadors) contralto. Al
though the season is brief, Manager Conklin
was compelled to exercise his persuasive powers
to get the company evm that long. Mr. C. de
sired to secure them for the c >tire week.
The engagement will open with tho rendition
ef the latest Parisian success, "Heart and
Hand," an opera comique by Charles Lecocq.
composer of "La Fille dv Mme. Angot,"
Tho opera has a record of 300 nights in Paris
where it is still running, 210 nights in London,
150 nights in New York and sixty-five nights in
Chicago. On Tuesday night "Billie Tay.or"
will be presented, Wednesday night "Olivette,"
and Wednesday matinee "Heart and Hand."
The sale of seats has been large and standing
room will be extensively taken.
A brief round of dramas will b) given by
Miss Clara Morris, America's greatest emotional
actress, filling the last half of the week at the
Grand. Tho repertoire is: Thursday, Article
4/; Friday, Cauiille; Saturday matinee, New
Magdalen; Saturday (Miss Morris not appear
ing) Marble Heart. The company supporting
Miss Morris is reported exceptionally stroeg.
This house will be opened again to-morrow
night by M. Breslauer, who will play combined
lines in the future, renting the house only for
each engagement, rather than undertaking to
run a perpetual theater, as in the past. This
week he plays Lottie Beaumont's female min
strels, who have appeared in St. Paul the past
The Comique, which is now the only vaude
ville, as well as the only theater which rims
continuously in Minneapolis, has had another
good week's business. The new people have
given eminent satisfaction.
Miss Mabel Hamilton as a serio-comic vocalist
has made a decided hit. This week she will in
troduce new songs and will certainly please.
Miss Ella La Rue in her cornet solo and ballads
is a pronounced success, and is nightly encored;
Miss Lottie Ward is quite a talented operatic
vocalist, and has caught on amazingly well; but
the favorites are Maggie Moore and Alice De
Estelle, the song and dance artists; Sam Manly
does in an acceptable syle his old man special
ties; Hughes and Vidocq compose a black face
team of unusual merit, a_d introduce
acrobatic dances; Tommy Heywood
is popular in his negro minstrelsy. The above
specialty artists have been retained for the
present week by Manager Brown, who announce i
also the return of the petite Mi- s Lillie Morris,
who is one of the most attractive song and dance
ladies on the stage, as well as the return of Miss
THE ST. PAUL SUNDAY GLOBK SUNDAY MOKNING JANUARY 27, 1884.
Kittie Melville, a favorite of last year, in her
serio-comic vocal specialties.
Prof. Danz's orchestra will give the fifteenth
Sunday concert in the winter series in the Tnr
ner hall to-dajr at 3p. m. The programme has
been arranged especially to please the masses •
and is as follows:
Overture—Light Cayalierie Snppe
The Maiden's Dream—Fantasie (new). .M. Carl
Selections from Lucia di Laxmermoor,
Str.ng Quartette—Allegro and Presto Haydn
Overture—Gazza Ladia Rossini
Selections from Bohemian Girl Balfe
Selechons from Pinafore (by reqnest). .Sullivan
Polka—___culap John Strauss
Aid. Morse is convalescent.
Ed. A. Stevens is improving.
C. B. Heffelfinger leaves to-day for the east.
C. J. Cronin, Waseca, is registered at the
R. R. Rand, son of ex-Mayor Rand, has gone
OC. H. Patten, sheriff of Faribault county, was
in the city yesterday.
T. J. Buxton arrd daughters will leave in a
few days for Florida.
Mrs. Col. Reno and daughter, of Havana, N.
V., are visiting relatives here.
Aid. Glenn, Senator Langdon and Commis
sioner Davis visited Stillwater yesterday.
Bishop Foes is confined to his house by illness
and will hardly be able to address the Reform
club to-day as announced.
SPECIAL TEBM CALENDAB.
[Before Judges Lochran, Young and Keon.l
in the matter of the assisgnment of Roll Cen
tral Park; remonstrance of Su6an M. Powers, et
al, executors of Thomas H. Powers; continued
two weeks by agreement.
Kate Harrington vs. Daniel Harrington; set
for Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 9a. m.
Iv the matter of the assignment of Sonnen &
Werthman to Louis Schessinger; continued one
Brigham & Hopkins vs. J. A. Bishop & Co..
defendant, and W. E. Burns, garnishee; no ap
pearance and stricken off.
The Hartford Sanitary Plumbing company vs.
Hussoy, Egglestan &Co.; settled
Joannin, Hansen & Co.. vs. ©ctave Duferi:
continued one week.
frame vs. John Mahike et al., continued one
Daniel Wuodbury vs. George Jodon; same.
Annio C. Morri_on vs. Peter Morrison; di
vorce; granted on the ground of desertion.
_iettie Gay lord vs. Frank Gay lord; set for
Fred. Lowell vs. Hans Wahl; continued one
J.6sie E. Palmer vs. Frank R. Palmer; order
made requiring defendant to pay $25 counsel
Ellen C. Gardner; judgment ordered for
J. C. Kimble vs. Mary Ray, et al.; demurrer
to complaint sustained.
C. W. Shatto vs. William Fullerton and John
Reeves, garnishee; continued one week.
Beede & Bray vs. Parsons & Wetmore, defend
ants, .and Gustav Bergstad et al., garnishees;
garnishees Bergstad and Morrison discharged,
and the others not appearing were defaulted.
In the matter of the estate of Prudent Forten,
deceased; judgment ordered.
□Susan Fuller vs. James A. Fuller; divorce
Amelia Russell vs. Albert M, Russell; same.
D. M. Osbore & Co., vs. Thomas Miller; venue
□Same vs. same; consolidated with another case
Same vs. same; consolidated with 17,640.
B. F. Wyman vs. William Moxley; referred to
William H. Fos3 vs. Franceno Fose; stricken
In tho matter of the assignment of Frank W.
Bullard to Oliver P. Carterjassignee discharged.
Thomas Lord vs. John M. Meacham; com
H. H. Sabin vs. JchnM. Meacham & Co.;
Same vs. Same, defendants, and Joseph D.
Darlingjgarnishee; affidavit filed.
W. B. Kilrington vs. Robert W. Jordan;note
of issue filed.
R. A. Wells & Bros. vs. James Stoddart; note
of issue filed.
NEW OASES AND PAPEBS FILED.
F. B. Lincoln vs. Gillis Nicholson; complaint
Same vs. same, and Matt. Clark, garnishee; af
D. M. Osborne & Co. vs. Thomas Prender
gast; papers for change of venue transmitted to
clerk of district court of Lo Sueur county.
Hume & Davi6 vs. W. Grinnell, defendant,
and Mrs. J. E. Burns, garnishee; affidavit filed.
C. W. Shatto va. Wm. Fullerton; complaint
Same vs. sane and John Reeves, garnishee;
Denis H. Williams vs. H. H. Jones; tran
script of docket from Olmsted county filed and
Perkins, Lyons & Co. vs. N. F. Sogers
judgment roll filed.
Frank Irmen vs. John E. Norstrom et al.;
note of issue filed and cause placed on special
In the matter of the application for appoint
ment of a receiver of S. Cornell; petition filed.
Sadie Album vs. E. G.Newman; answer filed.
John Swennes vs. Magnus A. Blixt, et al.;
In the matter of the application for a receiver
for Hanson _rr Stende; petition filed.
In the matter of the application for a receiver
for John H. Moork; same.
Thomas Lord vs. John M. Meacham, de
fendant, and Joseph D. Darling, garnishee; af
\ Before Judge Ueland.l
Estate of Nancy W. Thompson, deceased; in
ventory filed and allowed.
[Before Judge Bailey. 1
A. M. Shack, J. W. Benson, Thorwald Rok
kestad and John Nelson, drunkenness; commit
ted ten days each.
Ed. Johnson, drunkenness; paid a fine in $5.
The Divorce Grist.
The ladies in the following suits were sepa
rated from their "worse halves" yesterday by a
decree of the district court: Annie C. Morrisoa
vs. Peter Morrison; Ellen Gardner vs. Mathew
J. Gardner; Susan FuUer vs. James Fuller, and
Amelia Russell v.. Albert M. Russell. The case
of J* ettie Gaylord vs. Frank Gaylord is eet for
Monday, and that of Kate Harrington vs Dan
iel Harrington for Wednesday, Jan.
30. The cause of Wm. H. Foss
vs. Franceno Fobs, was stricken from the calen
dar, and in the case of Jessie E. Palmer vs.
Frank I. Palmer, for alimony, an order was
made requiring the defendant to pay $25 counsel
Two well dressed strangers found lodgings at
the city hall on Saturday night.
Quinsy or an unusually severe type prevails
quite extensively in this city at the present time.
The late fire at the state prison is generally
though-lto have been caused by spontaneous
John Glaspie has lately purchased a ' lot on
the west side of Main street, running 18 feet
south from Lyon's saloon. For this little spot
of .ground, Mr. Glaspie paid $4,950, —or $275
A young girl, about ten years of age, while
walking north of the Dulnth railroad track be
tween 7 and 8 o'clock Saturday evening, was
suddenly attacked by a ferocious dog, and would
have been badly bitten but for the timely assist
atice of an Italian who happened to be passing
by. The girl was net seriously injured.
The father of young Whiteside arrived in the
city Saturday evening, and caused his eon to be
released from custody. Althoughthe taking of
the champagne may not have been with criminal
intejt, the result was the same as though a
crime was meditated. The young man has
probably been taught a lesson which he is not
likely to forget.
Advices from Panama report continuous arri
als of men to work for the Canal company and
contractors. The number at work on that date
in different cacacities exceeded 14,080. The dry
season having set in, it was hoped much progress
would be made with the work. '
THE CASE OF GEN. PORTER OCCU
PIES THE TIME OF THE HOUSE.
Eloquent Speeches on Both Sides of the
Question— The Soldier Element Kali jing
to the Defense of the General.
House of Representatives.
Was__ngto>-, Jan. 26.—The speaker laid be
fore the house the credentials of T. W. Rock
well, jnemberelect from the Twelfth district of
Massachusetts. Hetookthe oath of office.
Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, from the committee ,
on agriculture, reported a bill for the establish
ment of a bureau on animal industry; to
prevent the exportation of diseased cattle, and
to provide for the suppression and extirpation
of pleuro-pneumonia and other contagious die
eases in domestic animals. It was ordered
printed and to be recommitted.
The house then went into committee of the
whole, Mr. Springer in the chair, on the Fitz
John Porter bill.
Mr. Ray, of New York, concluded hie speech
in support of the bill, saying: "I stand here in
the field once more in behalf of Fitz John Por
ter, and in the name of the siient dead soldiere
who sleep where no sound shall awake them to
glory again. In tho business cares of the day
the voices come up and appeal to me. In the
silent hours of the night the voices come up and
appeal to me to do justice to Fitz John Porter,
and if not done on this earth I believe that when
the whole armies of the republic shall be gath
ered in the bright world above
and when the drum shall beat, there will be but
one voice that will refuse to do justice to the
singing of the praises of Fitz John Porter, and
that voice will be the voice of John Pope, (ap
plause on Democratic s de.)
In opposing the bill, Mr. Thomas denied the
right of congress to pass upon the case. He
declared the attempt would override the dcci- '
sion of one of the constitutional tribunals of
the country and an absolute violation of the
constitution of the United States.
The evidence before the house proved conclus
ively that Porter had been fairly, fully and
justly tried and convicted. From the speeches
j made in favor of ihe bill it would seem that it
' was Pope that was on trial, and he wanted to
pay a word in regard to the vile slurs hurled at
j th* man whose reputation for valor, gallantry
1 and ability stood ab jvc that of any man who _s
t Killed him here. Who was John Pope? He
i was born at the 6f at of government of the tor
i ritury of Illinois, . ducated at West Point, brev
, eted three times for gallantry in the field in
i Mexico. Had never turned his back
on a foe or quailed at tho face of an enemy.
Though sometimes he met defeat it was because
of insubordination .and treachery, to his
micd the unqualified treason of some of his sub
ordinate cfficers, and now it is claimed that he
ought to be blamed when he could not succeed,
when the very man for whom the gentlemen
were pleading had sulked in his tent, because the
man who graduated before Idm at West Point
was his superior officer. There were other men
during the war who had sulked in their tents.
On July 22d, 1864, when McPherson fell while
leading his forces, and the army of the Tennes
see was in disorder, there came a man with coal
black hair and flamiDg e^es, blazing out patriot
ism, who took command and hurled back tho
forces of Hood. That man was John A.
Logan. I Applause on the Republican side.l
Then there was sulking in the tents, and though
Logan had rescued the army and gained a mag
nificent victory, he had the bar-sinister upon his
escutcheon,because he had not graduated at West
Point, and three days after he s_ved the army a
West Pointer was put iv his place, but he did not
sulk, because he was a voluteer soldier who went
out to save the country from traitors. Not bo
with Fitz John Porter, who was educated at
West Point, and taught that fidelity to one of the
graduates of thati-stitution was a higher duty
than fidelity to his commanding officer and
country. Who were the men urging the passage
of this bill? They were followers of
McClellan, a man whose removal
filled the heart of Fitz John Porter with venom
and hatred toward everybody. Who was Mc-
Clellan? He was the man taken up by the cep
perheads and Sons of Liberty, and run for the
presidency against Abraham Lincoln. The men
who proposed to sustain Porter and cast a shad
ow of disgrace upon Lincoln and the members
of the court, were the men who were standing in
the rebel lines and and shouted "Hurrah for
McClellan!" It came with a bad grace from
those men to turn back the page of history and
wi-pe out the record of the gallant men who con
stituted the court. In the name of Abraham
Lincoln—in the name of the court—in the name
of the secretary of war—in the name of those
who fell in the battle on August 29,
he. protested against the passage
of the bill. He protested against it because it
was making treason honorable and putting the
bar-si-ister of condemnation on the record of
the men who saved and preserved the nation,
[Applause on the Republican side. |
Mr. Belford, of Colorado—l want to know
whether the gentleman's judgment in the.Fitz
John Porter case is better than the judgment of
the greatest soldier the world has seen from the
time of Julius Caesar down to this time—l mean
Gen. Grant. [Applause on the Democratic
Mr. Follett had hoped the question would not
be discussed as a political one, but he discovered
in the speech of the gentleman from Illinois,
Thomas, tho animus of the case. It was not
treason against the government that Fitz John
Porter is charged with, but treason against
Pope, therefore the house was to be divided in
considering the question involving the character
and rights of an American citizens into the
partisans of Porter and Pope. The gentle
man from Illinois had denounced West Point and
the men who had received a military education
there, and to do this he had to denounce the
men who led the Union forces to victory. He
did not mean to say that there were no gallant
volunteer officers, but the men who stood at the
front and who led the forces to victory were the
men who graduated at West Point, and if the
Union had not had them there it would not be
to-day rejoicing over the great victory. It was
charged, and charged solely for tho purpose of
accomplishing an object, ttiat Fitz John Porter
came to the house and presented his claim to a
body, composed in part of men who were once
in rebellion against the government. These men
wero here entitled to the same right?, the same
privileges and the same immunities that every
other citizen is entitled to. He, for one, would
not as an American citizen, seek every oppor
tunity to smack in the face the men who
were loyal and true, or any man over whom the
flag of the government floated. If there was
any man on the floor capable of passing impar
tially on the merits of this controversy, they
were the men who had not had their prejudices,
passions and feelings aroused by the personal
antagonism between the two men, each ef whom
occupied a conspicuous position in the army of
the north. Mr. Belford said he had the cour
age and boldness to do what was just without
regard to any popular prejudice. General
Grant was the greatest soldier that had appeared
since the time of Julius Caesar. Pompey was
conquered, Hannibal was conquered, Napoleon
was conquered, but Grant never lost a battle.
Ger.eral Grant had fully examined this case,
and said an injustice had been
done to General Porter. Oa the judgment
of that wonderful soldier, he proposed to predi
cate his vote in favor of this bill (applause on
tho Democratic side). He believed in doing
justice to a man, as it was the sweetest attribute
to humanity. It was the greatest attribute of
God Almighty himself. He proposed to bury
the prejudicas|of the past and do justice to a man
whom the greatest general on the face of the
earth declared to be wronged and outraged. He
would follow Grant's judgment against that of
the captains and colonels of militia 1 laughter
Mr. Horr presented, as he said, the thaory of
the one fellow who stayed at home in regard to
the Fitz Johu Porter case and denied the trial
had been ordered in obedience to the clamor of
those fellows. The trouble with Fitz John Por
ter was he become disgruntled, and refused to
give Pope the hearty support he ought to have
done. It was contended that no sufficient mo
tive was assigned for the Porter's action, there
fore he had not wilfully disobeyed
ordors. Why the most of the disobedience
which exists din the army was due to the jeal
ousy of the officers. Take the hosue of repre
sentatives for instance, and a higher type of
humanity could not be found anywhere.
(Laughter). In the organization of a commit
tee let some man, old in the service, bo rper
seded by a youngster, and there will be sniking.
One reason assigned for the passage of this bill
was that General Grant had written a letter,
saying that Porter ought to be restored. He
had believed in Grant for many years. It had
been his pleasure to come as near worshiping
him as ever he did any man the country pro
duced. Gentlemen, the otho'- side has been
slandering Grant and calling him all kinds of
hard names for years; had called him a
butcher, called him—but as there are
ladies in the galleries he would not repeat the
names that have been applied to him. I Laughter J
Now these same gentlemen came in and asked
what we were going to do with General Grant.
He would tell them. Grant, as an old man has
made a mistake, and, as long as this was the
only mistake of his life be was goins» te stand
by him longer than the gentlemen on the other
side would. They had not agreed with Grant
for a minute, except in this one case, when
Grant happened to agree with them
fLaughter. J Mr. Horr stated, that when it was
• expected that this bill would com* up in the
prior congress, General Garfield was preparing a
speech against it.
Mr. Belford—General Grant, Rosecrans and
Slocum favored it.
Mr. Horr—And three thousand other officers,
just as good, oppose it.
Mr. Slocum stated that he had in his posses
sion the original letter of General Garfield, say
ma, he was in favor of this commission—this
Schofield board. If he did not inte_d to abide
by its decision, why was he in favor of ordering
Mr. Horr replied, it was beoanse the men on
the other 6ide were clamoring aEd insisting that
Garfield had been unjust and partial. Then
Garfield said, select good men and they will de
cide just as I did, and he had courag.'to act as
he did; but when the board filed its pettifogging
report, Garfield stood buck and washed bis hands
of it, and declared he would show it to be the
outrage of the era.
Mr. Slocum—Oh. that will not do my friend.
How will that do?
L Mr. Horr—Because I heard him s.v it myself.
Mr. Slocum said in pursuance of" Garfield's
recommendations a distinguished board was ap
pointed, every member of which was a Repu*»
lican, and brought in 3 unanimous report.
Mr. Horr expressed pleasure at hearing the
politics of tho board, but the first court martial
was composed of men just as able. They heard
the lestimony when it was fresh and when all
the facts were known and before death had sealed
the lips of tho witnesses.
Mr. Bedford inquired whether it was rot a
fact in nine cases out of ten that the president
had not the time to make an examination of the
'findings of tha court martial. He called atten
tion to the fact that when ( i ranc had ample
time to make an investigation of the Porter
case ho certified to the country that the judg
ment was unjust.
'•Oh! oh! oh!" replied Mr. Horr, I
thought I had General graDt on the brain, but
I surrender to the gentleman from C<>h>r;.do.
Grant never surrendered, retorted Mr. Bel
Because, continued Horr, Gra .t had subor
dinates who obeyed his orders, and because they
under.tood that if they did not obey it meant
business. I Applause on the Republican side. |
Mr. Horr then went on to criticize tho action of
t_o men who fought on the confede-at^ side, to
come here now to rip up the old difficulties
which had existed on the Union side a_d then
yielded a few minutes of his time to J. S. Wise
of Virginia, who 6aid he wished to place him
self on record in regard to this controvert-y. He
spoke for himself and himself alone, a_d not as
a confederate general, but as a boy, who, at
seventeen years of age, loved the confederate
cause, saw no taint on her banner, followed it,
shed his blood for it, and thought he was doing
right. He spoke to-day, so help him God, with
out one taint of treason, and loving tho flag over
the speaker's chair as truly as ever Daniel Web
ster loved it. (AppUuse). He s^oke, however,
as one who, as he heard the discussion, had feit
his mind wander off from the discusei-n of the
question, and it was back with the graves of tho
confederate dead. He appealed te the confed
erate soldiers hero to know whether, as this dis
cussion progressed, instead of following
the triumphs of Grant and the
troubles of Porter, their minds
were not more properly back with the graves of
their brethren, and the thousands of friends,
whether they did not realize that this was the
most ominous scene ever witnessed in the his
tory of any land, where the vanquished are
called upon to cast its decisive weight in the
contested balance with the victors. For himself
he accepted tha issue presented, he turned from
this scene, he saw the perils of the past once
more come before him, he felt once more as if
he wasjback in the bloody angle in thefwilderness
or amid the sulphurous smoke of the crater,
and when the Union men were deciding
■who was their ajax, who their
Achilles and who their Diamed. He stepped
aside and bis mind would wander off to where
the soldier sentries kept watch across the river
and confedsrate dead were sleeping among the
Mr. Horr then concluded as follows:
In the name of God, discipline in the army—
in the name of the loyal men of the north —in
the name of the thousands of men whose spirits
are calling on congress to do its duty to their
memory, he protested against the passage of
this bill. I Applause on the Republican side. |
Mr. Woolford took the floor in support of the
bill, bat yielded to the motion and the committee
rose. The house then adjourned.
luiporta_t to Business Men.
New Yobk, Jan. 26. —The general term of the
supreme court affirmed an order of the court
below, of some importance in relation to libel
suits and of interest to the mercantile com
munity generally. An action had been com
menced in New York by a party in New Orleans,
against the mercantile agency of R. G. Dun &
Co. for libel. Upon an application of the
agency an order was some time ago granted by
Judge Barrett for a bill of particulars, which
should specify to whom the alleged libel had
been communicated. The order was appealed
against by the plaintiff, but is now confirmed by
the general term. This decision makes it im
perative that persons commencing action for
libel must disclose the names of the parties fur
nishing the information upon wiiich the suit is
based. Merchants will doubtless now be cau
tious about communicating reported informa
tion furnished by the age_cy.
The Louisiana Winter.
The early January freezes this seaHou
may have done great mjury to the Louis
iana orange trees, as well us those of
Florida, writes a contributor to the New
Orleans .Picayune. The leaves of the
orange trees look sick, and have curled
and have lost their dark green hues, ex
cept such as were protected by overhang
ing branches. It is too soon to learn
what has been the extent of the damage
to the bark and bodies of the trees. When
the bark on the sunrise side begins to split
and open the damage will be better un
derstood. A plank nailed on the east
side of the body of an orange tree, to pro
tect it from the morning sun, will disarm
the freeze of most or all of its damaging
effects. Moss or grass bags wrapped
around the bodies of orange trees in the
fall,and left there until spring will protect
orange trees against freezes.
Judge Hoffman, in concurrence with Judges
Sawyer and Seabin, of the United States circuit
court, rendered a decision to-day in the Chinese
habeas corpus cases, and said the court has no
right to dPtain vessels, bringing false traders.
Chinamen landed on writs of habeas corpus
are not entitled to trial jury, that, if such are
granted, tke act would be defeated, aud convert
ed into criminal proceedings. One hundred and
ninety Chinese habeas corpus cases are on the
calendar and all other business is blocked, the
judges therefore consider it necessary that con
gress create a commission with final powers to
disp.sj of such cases.
[Athens Banner. 1
A young lady up town painted a picture
of a Jersey cow, that she thought a wond
erful work of art, and so did the famiiy
After the household had admired it to
their heart's content the fair artist carried
her sketch into the kitchen to get the
opinion of Aunt Dinah. "Law! missus,"
was the delighted response, ';it is booful,
Tela.' What is it—a sheep?" The young
lady has no-7 turned her attention to darn
Has to Prove His Charges.
HotSpbings, Ark., Jan. 26.—M. C. Harris,
editor of the Horse Shoe paper, which has been
denouncing the manner of the government work
on the creek, at this plac*, received a telegram
to-day from Congressman Casey Young, notify
ing him that a committee had been ordered to
investigate the eta a ges, and notifying him to for
ward the names of witne3«es.
Lasher's Bemalng in Berlin.
Beell-T, Jan. 26.—The train bearing there
mains of Herr Lasker arrived at njidnfght.
There was no official reception of the body. At
the depot were the members of theWaldeck
and Workmen's societies, several representa
tives of the local and foreign press and a num
ber of ladies. The funeral car was decorated
with garlands a_d black and white ribbons.
The body will be solemnly conveyed to the
synagogue this evening,
I am content
To let the added years
That come to me,
Roll back into the past so far
Can only find ihong the shore
Ko_-9 perfect shells, and nothing more.
I am content
That eea-weed, bits of wreck
And pebbl-9 gray
Float out of sight into the sea;
For them to stay
Wouid be to cherish grief and pain
I would not, mnst not feel again.
I am content
That none of life
Can ever be
Livedjo'er with self-same throb and thrill;
No more to me
Will former song, or book, or toy,
Fill the new measure of mv joy.
I am content
To live all of to-day:
And when I dream,
Let fancy reveal in the light
That hope hath seen.
Beyond the present and afar—
A steadfast, sweetly beckoning star.
I am content;
For age upon the heart
Can never creep;
And when at last in stillest night
I seem to sleep,
A birthday comes to :ne in truth;
The gift it brings, immortal youth.
— Utica Observer.
.SUNDAY GL,O B_7LKTS.
Horace: A picturoMsa poem without words.
BOOTH: Pas-ion is the drunkenness of the
P____Ct» S_B__: Pardon others often, thyself
B.ulf.y: They who forgive most Bhall he most
DBTOKN- Parting is wor?i than death; i>
death of iove.
Popje: Party is tho madness of many r\»r the
. gain of a few.
Shakespeare: Tho world ia still deceived
Coltos; Fain may bo said to follow pleas
ure as its shadow.
Justin: The true ornament of matrons Ls
virtue, not apparel.
William P___s: Show is not substance; re
alities gove-n wise men.
Goethe: If you would crent* something,
you must be something.
Bimonide_: Painting is silent peetry, and
poetry is a speaking picture.
Miss L. E. Laxdon: I have uopurtirrgsigh to
give, so take my parting smile.
T. Edwards: Every parting is a form of death,
as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Lavatek: Where there is much pretension,
much has been borrowed; nature never pretends.
BAADI: Virtu, pardons the wicked, as the
sandal tre* porf ames the axe which strikes it.
Byron : Let us not unman each other, part
at once; all farewells should be sudden, wlnrn
Richter: Remembrance is the only picture
out of which we cannot be driven away. Indeed
our first parents were not to be deprived of it.
Cecil: Every man is an original and solitary
character. None can either understand or feel
the book of his own life like himself.
Richter: Tho most painful part of our bodily
pain is that which is bodiloss, or immaterial,
namely: oar impatience, and the delusion that it
will last forever.
Shenstoxe: Softness of manner seems to be
in painting what snooothness of syllable* is in
language, affecting the sense of sight or hearing
previous to any correspondent passion.
Monks and nuns are forbiddon to reside in
France in communities.
Salt Lake is the first small city in America to
adopt the cable tramway.
The Mormossaro believed to oppose roacd
dances, because a man can .inly waltz with one
wife at a time.
Mrs, Bowers, a pretended prophetess, warns
| the people of Reno, Nevada, that that town will
bo destroyed by fire in April or May next,
A young child was taken to church in Quebec
and baptized recently, and when the parents
and friends returned home the child was found
dead in its wraps.
The deep bass of an organ closed suddenly in
a church in Lewiston, M- me, when a lady's
voice was heard by tho whole congregation dis
tinctly to declare: "I don't care one bit; I do
want a piano."
It has been calculated says M. de Savalave,
the French economist, that the amount spent by
daily laborers in intoxicating liquors would
suffice in a very few years to buy up all the fac
tories in England.
The jury in the suit of Anthony Comstock
against Coroner James Robinson, of Long Island
City, to recover damages of $50,000, for false
imprisonment and malicious prosecution,
awarded the plaintiff a verdict of $100.
Mary V. Young, the seventeenth wife of the
late Mormon prophet, Brigham Young, died in
Salt Lake City, January 5, in the fortieth year
of her ago. Sixteen widows still survive Young,
fourteen of whom live in Salt Lake City.
The daily average of the thermometer for the
month of December at the Hotel Warwick, New
port News, Va., the new winter resort, was 50
deg. The lowest point reached during the
month was 29 deg., a;id the highest 70 deg.
It is reported that Arthur Orton, alias Castro,
the "Tichborne claimant," now serving a four
teen years' imprisonment at Millbank, London,
is about to be released, and some of his friends
propose to buy a public inn and set him to earn
ing a living.
The third story and roof of the St. Vincent's
orphan asylum at Toledo, 0., were burned
Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock. One hundred
and twenty children had just been put to bed,
but were rescued without accident. The cause
of the fire was a defective flue.
Andrew Gaffney, a merchant of Amsterdam,
N. V., had an ulcerated tooth drawn on Thurs
day, and om Friday submitted to a hypodermic
injection of morphine to relieve the pain. He
died on Saturday morning from the effect of
the dental operation or the drug.
The Denver and Rio Grande Railway company
have filed a mortgage in the office of the clerk of
El Paso county, Colorado, bonding all its lines,
rolling stock and lands to the Union Trust com
pany of New York fo. $50,000,000, to ran thirty
years at 5 per cent, per annum.
A clergyman in Am^sbury, Massachusetts,
stopped the service on a recent severely wintry
Sabbath with the remark that God loves mercy
as well as sacrifice, and advised the shivering
congregation to gather around the furnace reg
isters, a suggestion that they acted upon with
alacrity and commendable unanimity.
Mrs. George Kilmer, aged 83, died near Ball
ston, N. V., some days since in the same home
stead where, in 1813, just 71 years ago, she
started housekeeping. Her husband, who sur
vives her, has passed Ids ninety-fifth birthday.
With the exception of ono occasion this couple
had not passed a night out of each other's com
Francis York, of Lockport, Pa., aged 25,
employed in railroad work, while going to his
boarding-house one night was caughtjin a snow
drift at Skunk Hollow, Pa., and frozen to death.
Several other cases of death from freezing ha^e
be*n reported from different parts of the coun
try, but in most cases the victims were under
the influence of liquor when they succumbed to
the severe weather.
jCause of Failure S
Want of confidence accounts f oiVhalf | of the
business failures of to-day. A. R. Wilkes, B.
andE. Zimmermann and E. Stierle, the drug
gists, are not liable to fail for the want of con
fidence in Dr. Besanko's Cough and Lung
Syrup. He gives away a bottle free to all who
are suffering with coughs, colds, asthma, con
sumption, and all affections of the throat and
Is the most vtralent form of b-OOd-poi_c__
ing. Less speedily fatal, bis- not lon cer
tainly so. is the vitiation of tbe blood of
which the iir-t svni;.- - rim; lea,
Sties, Boils, arid Cutaneous Erup
tions. When tbe taint of Scrofula. _i-..-s
warningof hspresencebysuch indicatii
no time should bo lost in usin .
Sarsaparilla, the onh- p<
able medicine for the purification t the
Is afoul corruption in the bl i 1 that reta
out all the machinery of lif.-. Nothing '
will eradicate it from the system and i>r.^
vent its transmission to oflgprlng [,»_
Aybr's Sarsaparilla. This prepara
tion is also the only one that, will cleanse
the blood of Mercurial poison and tho
taint of Contagious Diseases. Impover
ished blood is productive ot"
A wretched condition Indicated by Pallid
Skin, Flaccid Muscles, Shattered
Nerves, and Melancholy. Its first
symptoms are Weakness, Languor,
Loss of Nerve Force, and Mental I>o
jeetion. Its course, unchecked, leads
inevitably to insanity or death. Women
frequently suffer front it. Tho only mcli
eine that, while purify log the Mood, en
riches it with new vitality, and invigorates
the whole system, is
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Sold by all druggist,: Pri
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Price, 26c; by mull, 30c. The genuine put np in
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