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The St. Paul markets were dull yeeterdav.
Milwaukee was wak and closed l)£c lower than
Wednesday. Chicago was dull and tending
downward; wheat closed %%\%c lower; corn
%@%c below Wednesday's close; oats dropped
*£c; pork was about steady; -wheat at New
York advanced ][email protected]%c but afterwards dropped
back and the market closed quiet. At Wall
street money was easy at IJ£@2 per cent. Gov
ernments were firm; state bonds wore generally
firm and higher; Oregon Transconti
nental firsts advanced l^c to 71><c;
Erie consols ""seconds }£0 to 91;^c; Texas
Pacific declined %to 43. West shore fives de
clined %. Mining shares wore strong and gen
erally higher, Railroad shares opened quiet but
the bulls commoncad to gore and Louisville _&
Nashville advanced from il\i to 49%; Western
Union one point. This imparted strength to
the general list which advanced }[email protected] led by
Union Pacific, Oregon Transcontinental, Mis
souri Pacific, Northwestern and South Pacific.
Canada Pacific went back \%. The boars tried
tlioir strength in the afternoon and uso.l a cable
grim referring to a heavy failure of a stock
deal-r in England as a hammer and the market
close barely steady.
The Vermilye divorce case comes before
the public again by a reply of Mr. Ver
milye, (published elaewhere\ wherein he
very plumply denies the charges of licen
tiousness and drnnkennc-as made against
him by his wife. As far as this unfortu
nate case has progressed, Mr. Vermilje
poems to occupy the position of the injur
ed party, and it will take exceedingly
strocg evidence to overthrow his case in
Don Camebos has sent horns word from
his Eu-opean exile that he will not return
to hi 3 native land until the presidential
nomination is settled. He profe3se3 that
he doc-sn't want the worry of the thing,
that he is tired of being called a "boss,"
etc. The senator sniffs the battle from
afar, end see 3 defeat in the handwriting on
the wall, and he proposes to keep out of
tae light. Yoaoanbe excusod,Don. If
you had not spoken your absence might
have left an aching void.
A peofound Associated Press telegram
says: "Although Chairman (of the sub
committee on the Republican national
committee) John C. New has recently re
signed his office of assistant secretary of
the treasury, he will still continue to take
deep interest in theoounoils of the party."
As New resigned, beoause Arthur would'nt
let him hold his seoretarjship and at the
same time run as the Republican candi
date for governor of Indiana, suoh a chunk
of information is of the first importance.
Among the thing 3 not yet done by act of
congress is the manufacture of sohool
book?, but it will not be the fault of Hon.
James N. Burns, of the Fourth Missouri
district, if the government does not go into
that business, slap dash. He has introduc
ed a bill providing for the publication of
school books by the government for
especial us 9 in the territories, and he
promise the saving of 100 per
cent, or more to purchasers. It
was proposed some time Bgo that Uncle
Sam should go to keeping school, and of
coarse there must be sohool books, and
why fehouid'nt Uncle Sam print them.
Tha proposition seems absurd, of course,
to common people, but to members of
congress it is a rare opportunity, and when
they get out of a job, as they are liable to,
they can turn book peddlers and peda
gogues, and still serve their beloved gov
The Philadelphia Record gives up the
problem in de3pair:
The dubiosity grows denser in regard to the
probable Republican candidate for president
this year.
The New York Sun eome3 to the rescue
of its neighbor the Record and sheds • the
rays of Bun-light upon its dnbiosity:
On tha contrary, tho shape of the coining Re
publican candidate is more easily recognized
now than it has been at auy time in the past two
years. It looks liso John eherman.
If it oome3 to this shape wa rest con
A few days ago ex-Marshal Henry roso
up and told the country that if there was
any danger of the nomination of Presi
dent Arthur by the Republicans next Juaa
he would cast himself into tho breach aud
prevent it. Now comes ex-Gov. Foster,
another Ohio man, who says Arthur can
not carry (Jnio, and that to nominate him
would bi suicide. Foster all along has
been pointing with pride to Arthur's ad
ministration, going to the very verge of
f alsomeness in speaking of hia greacnes9
as an executive and as worthy of being
chosen Preaidant. Kow he npsei-s
the record he has made
and declares it is only just to the Republi
can party to say that Arthur cannot carry
Ohio. When Garfield was shot and Artaur
became aocin^ President, Foster says he
tried to make it easy for the executive. He
was interviewed at his own request and
said all manner of pleasant things because
he wanted Arthur to get on as well as pos
sible. Foster now says there is a senti
ment agaiast Arthur, and that
sentiment is the memory of Gar
iisld, and nothing can happen to remove
it. The sentiment may be just or nnju3t,
no matter about that, but with Arthur at
the head of the ticket some of the shrewd
est Republican leaders would not attempt
to make an active canvass.
Secretary Chandler made bold to ask
! Foster why Arthur conld not carry Ohio, |
and among the points made against the j
acting president being his own successor, i
Foster said the m;n needed i 3 eorrie one j
who can make an enthusiastic canvass.
Foster said Logan holds the
custody of the seals of triumph, and if
i nominated would make a skillful and win-1
ning campaign. Tha ex-governor con- {
tinued upon the subject:
"My judgment iB that the Republican success
in the next election •will depend very much
upon the business sentiment of the country.
Tbey will want a safe man, and they will help to
e'eot a safe man. Mr. Sherman in that sonsa
■would commend himself to them. Ido not
know whether he desires to be a candidate or
not. If he should be, and should try to get the
delegation to Chicago, he could probably get it.
Bat the delegation is to be a deliberative body.
It will endeaTor to select the candidate that will
win. If Sherman is not an active candidate,
I think the way it looks now, that Logan
would get the vote of Ohio in tho Chicago con
Thi3 does not harmonize with Foster
when he tried to make it easy for Arthur,
bat inconsistency is a cardinal virtue, and
Foster possesses that virtue in as eminent
a degree as any pueh-pin partisan in the
land. He is booming Logan now and
saying pleasant things of him,but in thirty
days he will turn on him, and d«olar«
he cannot carry Ohio. What
ever Foster has been, he is not
a power now, and he is safe in Baying that
Arthur cannot oarry Ohio. But no Repub
lic** car. carry Ohio. For the next presi
dential election it is a Democratic state,
and it d obi not matter what Foster thinks
aboat or has to say about it.
Hitherto Belgium has been regarded as
a battle ground for tke use of other nations,
Near every large city, a year or two ago
there was usually a place which was de
voted to the use of duelists; Belgium oc
ecpied somewhat the same relation to
Franca and Germany. Late news from
that little kingdom is to the effect that
the nation ful.y comprehends the part
which »he has heretofore played; that it is
of the opinion that it may be called on to
play it again in tho near future; and that
the thing for it to do is to take measures
to relieve itself of the costly necessity of
being the dualling ground of central
Europe. A writer says that, "au invasion
by the French or Garmans is an event
which the Belgians believe they will be
called on to deal with at the outbreak of
hostilities at &ny time between tho two
It ia to prevent this possibility that Bel
gium liow presents to the world the ua
woTited spectacle of maneuvering column?,
of divisions operating to represent the at
tempted passage through the country of a
Frsnch or a German army, and the mova
metits made to d6feat the attempt. To
this end, there has been crested a Belgian
army, which is as strange as would be the
formation of a company of Quakers for
t!i6 purposes of war and bloodshed. The
entire available fighting force of the Bel
gian?, ready to bo used at a moment's no
tice, is a little over 100,000 men, and some
300 gun?; the force being drilled to
dispute the maroh of a French or German
army of invasion ig 50,( 00 with 204 can
non. Already the ground has been fought
over. Half of thia force has been detailed
to net as tho German or French army, and
has attempted to cross the kingdom, or to
enter on its territory, but it has been met
and gallantly driven off by the other halt
of the active force. In addition to all
these preparations, a huge fort has been
constructed at Antwerp, which is de
signed to be the base of operations of the
Belgian army. It is believed to be im
pregnable to attack; and is intended to
constitute a place from which sorties may
be made against a hostile column, and
which will always afford a place of Beourity
in case of defeat on the field.
Nobody can blame Belgium for thus tak
ing action to prevent future deveatations
of its territory by hostile armies in search
of a battle ground to settle their differences,
bnt it seema discraoeful that a peopl9, m
no sense warlike, who are the most indus
trious and frugal in Earope, should be
thus obliged to desert their looms, and
their innumerable other industries for the
purpose of protecting themselves against
the possible invasions of countries with
which they are at peace, and with which
they can never have any possible cause of
difference. The position of Belgium is
more or less representative of that of Lhuen
tire civilized world to Francs andGarmany.
There J3 no country but what will ba seri
ou=!y offset! by a war between these
nation?; and, in fact, industry, eo^nmerca,
und finance are constantly feeling the pos
sibilities of an outbreak, and are disoount
icg even now the cost of the conflict.
The time will come, or should corce
when th .< world shall have a voice in the
affairs of individual nations. It will con
stitute itsblf tho arbiter of individual dif
ferences, and will say authoritatively to Ibis
or that country: "You shall not eoufiuma
the hard earnings of your people by the
expeneo of a great standing army* disarm
your forces,and refer your differences to the
arbitration of Christendom! The time has
come when the peopls everywhere need
their earnings for their own use, and they
can no longer be &eizad by the state for
the support of standing armies, and the
U3es of destructive war."
The mysterious White Lady so often mention
ed nt this time in advices from Berlin has
aroused public curiosity to an interesting state
of excitement, and some of tha soothsayers pro
fess to see om> jiiß that affect the life of Kaiser
William. Since 1879 this specter had not been
soon until two weeks ago. On that occasion, so
the story runs a sontry, before the royal palace,
saw the apparition and fled in fright to the
guard-room. A few days later Prince Walde
mar died. Twice the specter has been known
to speak. In December, 1628, sho appeared in
the palace, in Berlin, and slowly said, in Latin,
"I wait for judgment." A death soon after
ward occurred in the royal family. A century
later the Princess of Bohemia saw the White
Lady in the Castle of Neuhaus. "It is 10
o'clock," said the specter, this limo speaking in
German. A short time afterward the Princess
died. It is the tradition that the White Lady is
the spirit of the Countess Agnes of
Orlamunde, who lived in the fifteenth
century. She fell in love, according
to ono story, with the Prince of Parma, and
made way with her two daughters, who were an
obstacle to her marriage. Another story makss
her the mistress of a Brandenburg Margrave, by
whom siio had two sons. The Prince becoming
a widower, sho desired him to marry her. Ho
objected to her sons, and she poisoned them.
Both stories attree that sh9 was buried alive in a
vault in the palace as a punishment for murder
ing her children, and her spirit condemned to
wslk the earth. The superstition that her ap
pearance pressages the early death of a member
of the royal family evidently has a strong hold
upon the people of Borlin. At the end of a fort
night they are still talking about her having
been seen by a eaiitinel, aa'l the Emjwroi's
coid is seized as an indication that h<* is the one
to 'lio.
: New York Evening Post which 13 a Sc
poblican paper, with the distinction that it is
not a partisan organ, remarks upon tLe resolu
ist adopted by the Senate which you v
■ 1 by Senator Shannon, and advocated by
■ r Mahone, as WB quote: "The old argu
ment, will bo advanced, that the condition o
south is as bad as ever; that crime goes unpun
ished, and that the ahetgor and pistol usurp the
fractions of tho law. All this may be trae,
bat, as wo have re;*;atedly pointed out, the evil
is not a political but a social one, and its cure is
iiotto be effected by sectional ugitat on, but by
the civiiiz-cK i. fiueixea of time. It it is to be
mado an issue in every Presidential campaign
till it disappears, -we shall have no rational po
litical discussion for the next fifty yea 1-?."
Tne view th us taken is the rational eide of tho
case, and opposed to it are only those selfish
reckless partisans whose course is calculated to
keep alive the irritation from which arises the
disensions tliat mar the homogeneous inclina
tion;) of community.
It was rath jr hard lack that overtook Wm.
Kitg at Caldwell, Ohio, the home o£ Private
Dalzoll. A revival meeting was in progress in
the Methodist church in that town, and King
went forward with oth«ra for prayers, and final
ly was ripe for probation. In giving his ex
perience he confessed among other sins that in
1863 he robbed a store in the town of $300
worth of good 3. To prove his penitence for
having been so miserable a 6inner he went the
next day to the store and paid the $300, with
twenty years' interest. He has since been ar
rested for the c:ime and is now lying in jail
awaiting trial, and most cruel of all has been
dropped from tha probation roll.
Florida is a sort of Paradise in more than
oneway. Its winter climate is so delightful as
to render it a Mecca for many pilgrimp, its
fraits are luxurious, its skies healthful, and its
waters are commended by The greatest American
fisherman, the President of the United States.
In addition to these features Gov. Bloxliax has
instructed the state Controller t<> collect only
three mills state tax this year. That amount he
says will be sufficient to carry on the state Gov
ernment and meet tho appropriations made by
the Legislature. He sajß that the assessed val
nation of property for purposes of taxation will
bo fully, it not ovor $55,000,000, an increase of
abjj: ;■ 10,000,000 in one year.
In aa interview with a St. Louis reporter
Gen. Hancock said: "I hare had a delightful
tour among the soldiers of tho Southwest, and I
ficd tha army in splendid condition. Do I think
tho next President will be a Democrat 't I cer
tainly do, unless tho party commits greater
blunders than can possibly be anticipated. The
tariff question is naturally coming up again, and
is destined to cut a broad figure ia the political
campaign. I think Carlisle ia going to make
himself groat as a Speaker of the House, and
his tariff viows will undoubtedly become tho
Democratic party platform. Yes, there is every
reasou Vj believe wo shall win this time."
The suppotiod profits of tha Telephone com
pany at Indiarapolis aro estimated to be so
large that tho City Council have decided to lay
a city tax of $5 upon each telephone in tho city.
Presumably the city fathers were net far-sighted
e.ioa^li tv raalizo that Ik-vy coul 1 not absorb so
much of the revenues or the company, and as
tho powers of the corporation ace ; ot liminttd f.s
to the rate of their charges, me tax simply
comes out of the telephone customers, as the
amount is added to the annual rental of the in
struments. Tho unhappy people in the matter
aro the telephone customers rather than the tele
phono company.
So mild is the weather in North Wales tha
primroses, honeysuckles, snowdrops, and ro.-e
aro to be found blooming in the valleys and o
the hillsides. Vegetation in tho low lying tils
tricts ;a also fast spriuging into life, and in th
Vale of Langollen fruit trees are in bloom
are enabled to scale tho mountain
wit! out difficulty—feats which when previousl
attei ;pted at this season of the year, have bee
attended with loss of life.
The Daily Times of Columbus, Ohio, owned
and published by Col. John G. Thompson ex-
sergeant-at-arms of the national House of llep
resentativo3, ceased publication a few days ago,
and adverting to this fact the Brooklyn Union
attributes it to the understanding that "the
world has moved a good deal since the time
when people were ready to accept the personal
organ of a party manager as a newspaper."
The Executive Board of tho Union of Amer
ican Hebrew congregations at its semi-.innuui
session, received a report from the Jewish colo
ny in Kansas. A committee on Agricultural
Pursuits was appointed, and a committee pre
viously named was requested to proceed to
raise an endowment of §100,000 for the pro
posed Montefiore professorship in the Hebrew
Union college.
"Inquirer,, writes to the Boston Transcript:
"Shall we feed the wives and children, and thus
leave the husbands' and fath^ra' money free to
go into saloon-keepers' tills?' " That isn't
much of a conundrum. Let tho husbands' end
fathers' money bo expended on the Boston plan,
and leave the wives and children to starve. Its
easy to do whou tho Boston mind tackle j it.
Oxe-half of Kentucky is covered with for
ests, and thR lumber industry is becoming im
portant. It is predicted that within a few
years, the timber in tha lake region having been
cut off, Kentucky will become a larga source of
lumber supply, and the distributing centers will
bo transferred from Cleveland and Chicago to
Cincinnati and Louisville.
Of the members of the Conn.ecticii' House of
Representatives 108 are farmers, 34 merchants,
29 manufacturers, 15 mechanics, 1L lawyers, 7
postmasters, 6 have retired from active business
3 aie toaohers, and S are physicians; 2 each .nre
contractors; masons, ministers—a Congrega
tional and a Methodist—bankers, hotel keepers,
and commercial travellers.
The Onondaga Indian nation occupies a reser
vation of 6,000 acres near the city of Syracuse,
receiv93 an allowance of money from the state,
and yet has to be treated with as if it ware an
independent power. There are not many more
than 400 of tiiese remnants of the league of the
great six nations.
The autopsy of the brain oi flerr Lasker do
veloped "two spots" which according to pro
fessiorml authority indicated eventual and cer
tain meDtal disorganization. These spots were
the penalty of over-work, of severe mental
strain, beyond nature's power of endurance.
The first part o' tha Philological Society's
English Dictionary has appeared, The London
Times says it ir tho great and mature birth of
th.9 timo—the first serious eifort to treat the
English language as a whole in histori nal con
tinuity and completeness.
Peince William, the eldest son of the Crown
Prince, has given a lecture before a lar<j3 auo'i
ence at the Medical Cafino at Potsdam, on 'Mlo
man Warfare.*' The Prince is eaid to be n clear
and empliatic orator, showing thorough stu
dy of his subject.
The ex-King of Naples has, owing to poverty,
sold his villa near Paris, noted as the scene of
Daudot's "lioi en Exile," and nowtves with the
Queen on the third floor of a house in Paris,
with a retinue of three servants.
Advices received atWashictrton from St. Pet
ersburg state that Mr. Hunt, the American min
ister, requests that he be recalled to Washington,
or transferred to some other placo.
'}01. Bob Ingeesoll said to a western news
paper reporter: "Why, any body can be Pre-i
--dentnow. Look at Arthur! Tho government
runs itself."
So Chanje In the Situation of the Utah
KsadiS— Hop— of an Early Settlement—
The Miisoarl Pacific Withdrawing Tick
ets Fr»E ©tlitr Offices-General Kail
\ A Hard Task for Fink.
[Special Telegram to the Globe .
Chicago, Jan. 31.—CommissioLer Fink
finds a correct rendering of balances be
tween roada in tho eastern pool a difficult
undertaking, owing to the recent numer
ous changes is rates. To facilitate mat
ter* he has issued the following: "Owing
to the numerous recent changes in rates
of east bound dead freight, it
has been found impossible to
correctly render the balances due
between roads which are based upon the
.value of the varioKs classes, viz: Equiva
lent to eighth class balances. For several
days after a change in rates takes place the
abstract reports received at this office cover
freight designated as being in transit prior
to the change in rates, as well as freight
forwarded at now tariff. The first few re
ports issued from this office after a change
of rates cavern only the traffic forwarded
at the now tariff rates, the balance on »ueh
traffic being competed and combined with
the total balances accrued to date «f the
ending of the previous tariff. Traffic
forward«d after the date of the tariff at the
rates of the previous tariff is recorded re
peatedly and excluded from the reports,
showing tariff at the new rates. When
these shipments at old tariff rates have
ceased, the tonnage of the same is taken
into the accounts and the, reports, showiag
the balances on the date of the ending of
the old tariff is reversed to inolade such
tonnage, and corresponding correction
are made on all subsequent reports issued
up to this time. From three to four
weeks elapse after the new rate takes ef
fect before the abstract reports are received
of the last shipments at tie old tariff rates,
daring which tiice any reports issued
from this ofii«e showing the total equiva
lent eighth class balances are iaoorrect,
ks traffic at old rates forwarded after new
rates go into effect is excluded. The
balances shown on such reports are mis
leading, especially when the excluded
traffic is large, which is usually the case
where an advance in teriff occurs. It is
therefore proposed to change our present
method, and hereafter reports will be
mads as follows: Whtn a now rate goes
into tff«ct our reports will show tonnage
and balances fro the date of the new
rates only. Tha total balance accrued to
the end of the previous tarrif? ~:i not be
combined with the balances nuu-ji the new
tariff until the shipments under the eld
tariff have been reported to this office and
nnai reports of old tariff issued."
ITie Utah Tool.
! Special Telegram to the Globe, 1
Chicago, Jan. 31. —The Utah pool situa
tion wa9 uneh&ngsr] to-day, tha Northern
Pacific, Burlington, Santa Fe, and Rio
Grand, quoting the tariff, and,the Rock
Is ad, St. Paul, Northwestern and Wuoash
cvi rates. From the gathering of freight
men interested in ths situation it is evi
dent some decisive step is about to be
taken to ascertain who is in the right.
Geo. Old, of the W&bash, J. C. Stubbs, of
the Central Pacifio, and J. F. Godda»-d, ef
the Santa Fe, arrived to-day acd
othGrs are expected to-morrow
A meeting will be held in a few days to
canvass the situation. Commissioner
fining said yesterday that he waa glad
this matter had been agitated, because
there was a number of things in regard to
the opcaration of the western trunk line
association which needed to be settled. It
seemed that neither the authority of the
commissioner nor the rolation of eastern
and western Hues a3 to the rate making
power were understood. A settlement of
these questions was essential to the wel
fare of the association, and after
an understanding everything would
move along swimmingly. This
was a most opportune time for the neces
sary agitation to occur, for very little was
going to Utah points owing to an over
stock dvi to long continued cut rates. Ho
thought there would be little difficulty in
arriving at a harmonious understanding.
The Colorado Pool.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, Jan. 31. —To-day the Colorado
Traffic F«i(sociation and the Nebraska, or
eight point pool, will expire as a result of
the nialy days' notice of withdrawal by
the Rook Island, Jan. 1. When the lowa
Trunk L^r?y atisoaia/ioti wa3 dissolved, the
dissolution of the other two, which were
really contingent upon the lowa pool, was
an inevitable consequence, The
expiration had been anticipated so ioii£
that comparatively little notice waß taken
of the event, and there will be no proba
ble effect one way or the other. There
seems to be no disposition on the part
of any one to cut rates. All are inclined
toward peace, and as all differences which
could grow out of the traffic of these as
sociations have boon adjusted in the prac
tical settlement of the trouble between
the Barlinglon and Western Trunk Line
sssociatioD, not a ripple of disturbance
may be looked for.
Don't Want to Harmonize,
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Chicago, Jan. 31. —The Missouri Pa
oifio passenger department recently issued
notices to all roads that on and after May
1 they would refuse to honor tickets issued
by the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, and
requested them to take such tickets read
ing via Missouri Pacific off sale.
Yesterday a circular was reoeived from
tha Missouri facifio saying: "It has come
to our notice that some of our connections
have not complied with oar request, and
several casss have come to light where
agents have used station forms in tiokei
ing passengers contrary to our desire. We
trust via shall be spared further trouble
on this account."
Tho Passenger Traffic.
[Spaciai Telegram to the Globa.]
Nkw Yoke, Jan. 31.—The work of the
joist executive committee (passenger de
partmenl) ot trunk lines and their west
err, coanectioas wa& finished to-day for
the presant and an adjournment taken till
April. Afier considering the question of
establishing interior poola at Toledo, In
dlaiiipolie, Detroit and Cleveland, an
ag»eement was reached only with
[ regard to ths pool ai the last named city.
! Poolr:;. •■% agreements at other places will
! conn' before the Apiil meeting. The per
j centage of iha West Shore in the passage
business will be considered at the trunk
line nis&tirg on noxfc Tuesday. There have
been miny com plaints regarding irregu
larities of passenger rate3at interior west
ern points, iiut r.c aotion regarding them
haa been taken by the committee.
Another JBiu Grant.
Ottawa, Jan. 31.—Resolutions «vere sub
mitted by the government to parliament
to authorize a loan by the government to
ihs Canadian Pacifio Railway company of
$22,500,000 cash, payably in 18U1, at 5 per
cest. interest. Meantime $7,500,C00 of
bis is to bo advanced immediately, and
;he balance as the work on the railroad
3roceeds. This 13 in addition to the bal
ince of §25,000,000 cash subsidy
granted by the original
larter. This balance, now amountii;,^ to
£12,500,000, and to be also paid as the rail
■otd is built. The government, while
nskisg the advance of $22,500,000, has
ha first charge on the whole railway, bat
he amount of advance, together with the
balance of the cash subsidy doe 'sill en
ible the company to complete its whole
me to the Pacific oceaa, and obviates tbe
leceasity of issuing bdt more eapittl stock
ir bond?.
Opinion is pretty well divided concern
ing the advisability of the step tke gcv
srnment is about to take, and there will be
i lively and protracted debate when mat
er conies up for discussion. The Citizen,
1 government organ, publishes tha reso
utions without comment, Tiie Free Prass,
•pposition, saye, practically regarded,
the new loan involves a confession
of the failure of the company
i 3 keep their agreement, and the demand
th.at liio credit of the country shall be
pledged to enable them to do so. It is
also an actual increase of the cash subsidy
to the company from $25,000,000 to $47,
--000,000, because the company, after they
have obtained a loan on security of the
property created from subsidies already
graated, may at any time again confess
fail«r», and throw the whole thing back on
the hands of the government, leaving the
most difficult sections still unbuilt.
Bird on the Scalpers. rsf. ■'■
[Special Telegram t.; tho Globe.
Chicago, Jan. 31.— Abill has been intro
duced in the Maryland house of delegates
looking tcrard ths breaking up of rail
road ticket selling by scalpers. It pro
vides that any party, other than regular
acents must hold a certificate from the
transportation oempany by which tha
ticket is issued before offering it for sale.
Tha penalty prescribed for a violation is a
fine of $500 and one year's imprisonment.
J. O. Siubbs, general freight agent of
tke Central Pacific, arrived in this city
A Xtw liatelAgreinent.
Chicago, Jrd. 31.—The general pas
senger agents of the Misseuri river lines
met to-day, for the parpose of adjusting
the Missouri river pai3sn2«r rale, which
has be«n demoralized for the pass eight
months. " The meeting wa3 harmonious,
and decided to adopt an agreement cover
ing tke maintenance of rates both ways,
between Chicago and all points on the
Missouri ri7«r"batw»en Yankton and Kan
aas City. A comraittea was appointed to
draft an agreement and report to-morrow.
On the adoption of this agreement the Bur
lington and Hannibal & St. Joe have Big
nified their intention of re-entering the
Kansas City agreement, from which they
recently withdrew.
A Harmonious Meeting Closed.
New Yoek, Jan. 31.—The joint executive
committee concluded its labors to-day, at
the office of Commissioner Fink. The
greater part of the day was spent in dis
easing tho per cent, of the interior pool
from Cleveland to the seaboard, the com
mittee finally came to an agreement. The
establishment of the Toledo and Indian
apolis pools was postponed until the April
meeting. The remainder of the day de
voted to the consideration of complaints
and irregularities preferred ageinst sev
eral of the western roads. The changes
were all satisfactorily «xplained,'however,
and no penalties were imposed.
Stretching Out.
; New Yoek, Jan. 31. — Commercial
Advertiser says it believes that Messrs.
Gould and Sage have gotten a grip on the
Northern Paoifio railroad. They will
eventually own the entire business former
ly known as Villard's.
Tearing tip a Track,
PonrvrLiiE, Pa., Jan. 31. — force of
men commenced this morning to remove
a section of track laid on Coal street on
Monday night by the Water Gap & Sohuyl
kill Railroad company. Tho latter cor
poration asked for an injunction, which
was refused on the ground that no survey
had been made by the railroad company.
Rail Notes.
Messrs. Alexander, Manel and Warren,
returned from Chicago yesterday.
H. E. Still, agent of the Northern Pa
cific, at Valley City, is in St. Paul.
Hoyt Sherman, traveling passenger
agent of the Union Pacific, is in town.
H. C. Ives, assistant general passenger
agent of the St. Paul & Manitoba, has gone
to New York.
S. T. Seely, passenger agent of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Rochester,
N. V., is in town.
C. C. Hill, traveling pra3enger agent of
the Danville company, with headquarters
in Chicago, is in St. Paul.
Mr. George W. Kerr, city tiaket agent
of the Minneapolis <fc St. Louis road, has
resigned and is to be followed by E. P,
Capon, late of Fargo.
C. D. Keyes, employed in the office of
Judge Chandler, of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul road, ha 3 been appointed
agent of the Hooaac Tunnel Dispatch.
The Chicago. St. Paul & O^aha road
has issued a new time card to take effect
to-day to and from Ashland, Washburn,
Bayfield, Superior, Eau Claire, St. Paul
and Chicago.
The weather on the Northern Pacific and
the St. Paul & Manitoba roads is reported
to be cold. At Crookfton the mercury
dropped down to 20 below. The trains
are ail on time.
Messrs. Whitman, Wright and Hobart,
of tha Chicago, St. Paul & Omaha, who
have been out for several days making an
inspection of the eastern division of the
road, have returned.
On and after to-day (February 1) the
Shakopee shops on the Chicago, St. Paul
ifc Omaha line will ba abandoned as a pas
senger station, and passenger trains will
not stop thare to take on or let off, pas
Winter excursion tickets to New Orleans
acd Jacksonville, over the Royal route via
Kansas City and Memphis, and down the
river, include berths, on Anohor line steam
ers, but not meals. Many of our people
are trying the new route.
The annual convention of the National
association of general baggage agents, ia
to be held at St. Louis, on the 20th of Feb
ruary. The meeting will be oalled to
order at 2 p. m. Arrangements have
been made at the Southern hotel for the
accommodation of agoats at f 3 per day.
La Crosse Chronicle, Jan. 30: We are
informed that Messrs. Fruit & Brindley,
attorneys for the Winona, Alma & North
ern railway, have received orders to go on
with the work of condemning land and
procuring right of way from the Illinois
state line, right straight through the state,
just as fast as the appointment of com
missioners can be procured and the other ;
preliminary work done This is in keep- 1
ing with what the company has all along !
promised, and means business.
The oompnny has laid out a town oppo- I
i si a Winona aud will bnild a commodious '
' depot and freight house there. There is
quite a litilc st:r p.bouc the ne— citj up
that way, with gomo indications that there
will be as much of it as Winona will care
<o have so near.
La Croßso Chronicle, 30th: The Chicago
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad com- (
has appHsd for a commission to appraisa
all the land between the Vine street depot
and the elevators west of their triok in
cluding 1 Hirer addition; also a strip 375
feet wide east of the track. The parties
interested^ Superintendent W. G. Collie?,
J.W.Loaey, B. E. Edwards, S. Martin
dale and 41. P. Wing, went to Trempealaeu
yeit«rday morn n^ to h&vs Judge Nevmaa
appoint; the commission agreed npen,
Messrs. A.Gile, W. W. Crosby and Giorge
A. Metzger.
la consequence of the withdrawal of the
Rock Island and Northwestern road 3 from
the lowa passenger pool, and their besom
ing parties to the so called tripartite
agreement, and in connection with the
Wabash and Milwaukee & St. Paul roads
having established a union ticket office in
Omaha, ths Burlington ha 3 given formal
notice thai it will retain tho old office of
the lowa pool lice* in Omaha, corner of
Fourteenth acdFarnum streets. It will
establish therein. Feb. 1 a ticket office
of its own, which will be
known a3 the Omaha city ticket
offic» of the Chicago, Burlington & Quinoy
railroad exclusively. Mr. Harry Denel, forl
the last fifteen years joint ticket agent *:■
Omaha of the lowa pool lisa?, will be thel
ticket agent of the Burlington at that!
point on and after Feb. 1. Before t&kiDgfl
the position of joint ticket agent for the!
lowa pool lines at Omaha, he was ticket!
agent for the Burlington & Missouri River
roeu in lowa at Omaha. The Burliagton
also announces that Feb. 1 it will open 8
regular ticket offioe at Kaoknk, lowa
which will be located at the corner of Sec
omd and Main streeta.Mr.W.H. Connor wil;
be tha ticket agent.
A. H. Nlcolay, Auctioneer,
Bella to-morrow (Saturday) choice West St. Pan
property at auction, at 10 a. m., at the Minne
eota Real Estate exchange, No. 70 Ea?t Thin
street. For particulars see advertisement imdeiß
Nicclay's auctions. I
. . ■
A Dangei outt Contact. ■
On Tuesday evening from 8 to 10 o'clof
Superintendent Jenkins was unabie tol
work his lira alarm Uses from the Centra*
fire hall to the houMS of engines 1, 2 and
3, and to communicate any intelligence to
them except by telephone, there being an
overplus of electricity at the engine home!
and a lack of current at the hall. This
ail disappeared, however, at 10 p. m. On
Wednesday night he being on the watch el
hi* instruments, when the eleotrio lights of
the city were started up he discovered thia
trouble to arise from thorn, and aa a result
a flash of fire Fhct from nis switch board
of finch fierceness as to burn the wood
work slightly. In obedience to the com
mands of the fire commissioner?, who g«.v*
orders that the electric light wires would
not be suffered to interfere with th» city
fire alarm system an instant, involving;
possible damage to $20,000 worth of the
tire alarm machinery, and possibly by
hindrance in giving the proper alarm tin
great loss of public and private property
he promptly cut an interfering wire sag-
Hging on the lire alarm wires on the cornei
■of Fourth and Sibley streets, and then
Hinothcr soar the Opera house, on Seventh
Htreot, which was so close as tc inter
Hfere with the electric cur
Hri:::'. This action not only
■relieved the fire alarm system but the tele-
Hphone as well. The interference of the
Helectrio light wires is considered so dan-
Hgerous that all the tire boxe3 in lower
■town are- being examined to sea if they
Hare injured by this dangerous contact,
Hwhile vigorous watch will be kept against
Hi future happening of this kind.
I Honey ia being freely staked on the result of
! - race next Wednesday afternoon.
H The blocks of ice taken from Lake St. Croix
Ho far this season will average nearly three feet
Ban thickness.
I John Mack was yesterday sentenced to thirty
Bjlnys' imprisonment in the city bastile for steal-
Bang $2 worth of* postage stamps from Phinney't
H Reynold McCormick, a former resident of
Bwtilhvater, died at Superior City, Wis., on
BmVedntsday morning, Jan. B'J. Several of the
Bwelatives and friends of the deceased went to
Bwupurior City yesterday morning forthe purpose
BBf uttunding the funeral.
I Gov. Hubbard, on his arrival here yesterday,
HB'r-.1.r0d the convicts brought back to tho prison
BBvithout delay. Consequently a detachment of
HBlompHiiy X was sent to Winona last evening to
HBscort the prisoners confined in the jail of that
BB.ty back to their old quarter?,
H Blake, accused of viola! ing the in-
Hjernal royenue law 3, returned from Mauiaon yes-
BHerday, having bean released on his own recog-
BHizance. The trouble originatod from the ma-
HHicio"-> interference of an informer, who was
Hftither entirely ignorant of the fact or wilfully
HJiiiareprej.nted them.
A rumor, current on the streets for a
couple of days past, of an attempted outbreak on
the part of tho convicts confined in tho pei
tiiiry yard, was entirely \. „i.
Even if such a movo bad been mode it must have
pr. .-cd ineffectual, as every possible precaution
has been taken by the prison authorities to pre*
>■ ntan ea ap . a d no one is batter informed of
the fact than the prisoners themselves.
TJie Rebuildinu of the Penitentiary,
A mooting of the pri-.on building committee
was held yesterday afternoon at the office of
Warden Reed. E. G. Bu'tea, and A. M. Bad
cliff, architect, J?.o. P. Norrish and Jno. De
Laittre wero in attendance. The first business
transacted was opening the bid 3 for the erection
of a work f-hop in the prison yard. The pro
posal of 8. C. Cutters Wtis opened first,
which was for $27,087; deduct
for old material $3,100. The
next was that of L. C. Bisbee for $27,800,
followed by Lutz & Alexander for 810,874, al
lowance for old material $2,000, -which brines
the rsid down to $17,'J00. The Northwestern
Manufacturing & Car company bid (28,880.
Latz & Alexander, of Wabashaw, bfuag thi low
est bidder 3 wera awarded the contract,
to -which is attached oaer import
ant condition, that tho building must be
completed by the lutof May, under ;i penalty of
$100 for each day the shop remains unfinished
after the timo above specified. The committee
also instructed this architect to draw up plants
for reconstructing the prison proper, and to
consult with Warden P.eod in regard to any im
portant changes. The committee very wisely
decide-1 to hsve the cell rooms covered with h
metal roof A- in tlie preceding instance the
mattr-r was placed in the charge of Architect
R:-.dc!ifF, who was instructed to prepare the
They Had to Stop Worfr.
Yicks3Ubg, Jan. 31. —Captain W. L.
Marshall, engineer in charge of the gov
ernment work at Lake Providence Reach,
yesterday telegraphed the president of the
river commission if he could oontinue work
and depend upon the million dollars ap
propriated for the purpose. The rep'.y
was that no allotment was made lev tho
work in hi 3 charge, and that he could only
count on the funds in hand. Captain
Marshall to-day shut down all work at
Lake Providsnce reach and Wilson's point,
and will close the engineer's office in this
city, discharging all the employes.
The Kentucky Senatorsliip.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 31. —The senatori
al situation remains practically unchanged.
There was an exciting time in the caucus
to-night. A motion to drop the hindmost
candidates was lost. A great deal of time
I was spent in the discussion of Carlisle as a
! candidate. Mr. Harcoart was requested to
i withdraw Carlisle's name by a number of
membsr^, but before he was withdrawn j
the caucus adjourned till Friday without j
taking a single bailoi, j
mm on ie BAIL
a BAIZ.WAY /" r.v r/uiousnr-
Perilous Position of Fireman at Mil
waukee, and his Srnce Rescue Jl'j His
Comrsfe.s—Tli'- JHwt* 7iixinrj: South of
r>. end atuc/il',op,"fu i,-. „,u Destroyed
—A JiouUler Cure** $a u.-.\iii,nrnt—Other
Items of Interest,
Ikx>:anapoli«, Ind., Jan. 31.—The south
boned accomodatioa truin on the Indian
apolis & Chicago Air line.due here at 10:30
thi3 morning, tact wit:. ?. terrible accident
when about seven mil fteni thi3 city at
Broad Ripple, At that point the railroad
crosses White river on a truss bridge of
two spaas, each 150 fett locg. The en
gineer had gone into the b<vsage ?»? for
a drink of water, and the locomotive wa3
in charge of the fireman. When the loco
motive reached the center of the bridge
the fireman felt the structure sinking. He
had his hand on the throttle, which he
opened, giving the locomotive all the avail
able steam. The engine sprang forward
■with great force, breaking the coupling
between the tender and the b&ggsge car.
The locomotive kept he track, bat the
baggage, smoking car, and another coach
dropped through and piled up in a mass
at the foot of th» pier.
The smoking car was partially tele
scoped on the baggage car. The wreck
was partially submerged, bat the portion
above the water immediately took tire
from the stoves. The fireman stated that
when he lookeu back after the locomotive
reached the south end of the bridge, the
cars were on fire and smoke was obscuring
the scene. The news of the wreck readied
the oijy in a short time, and a wrecking
train with surgeons and othor assistance
was at once made up and sent to Broad
Ripple. On reaching the wreok a chaotic
scene was presented. The bridge
and cars were jet burning, and those pres
ent were bo lacking in presence of mind as
to be unable to extinguish the flames or
afford relief to the sufferers. The officials
of the road went to work vigorously and
systematically and in a short time thn tiro
was extinguished and a search for the
bodies wit begun. Six persona were either
killed outright or burned to death. The
remains reoovered ware burned and charred
almost beyond recognition, being horribly
mutilated, and the only mease of identifi
cation was if)ci finding of incombustible
trinkets known to b^ the property of the
dead men.
Tho following is a list of the dead:
John Brewer, Layfettee, lnd., engineer.
J. E. Ricketts, bngga^t' master, New A!
George Lowry, brafcoma Huena YUtn.
Thomas Parr, bridge foreman, Indian
Abel T. Smith, American Express mes
senger, Indianapolis.
The only passenger killed was
John Bray, a stock dealer residing at
Ex-Sheriff Seaman, of Nobleavilie, had
his right arm broken and was injured bad
ly about the head and body.
Lynn Clark, Westfield, lad., injured in
ternally and will die.
The others injured are:
JO3. Olaybougu, Frankfo'rr, cut on the
A. 8. Peddigo, Frankfort, body bruised.
W. f. Hank, Westfisld, head badly cut.
W. P. i>wigert, Oarmt ! skull fractured.
Mrs. Sullivan and Ixibo, Garmel,3ligQtly.
B. Snjder, slightly.
A gang of woriiu . had been making
repairs on the bridge, all of whom ware
slightly injured.
The two passengers seriously hurt, Saa
man and Clark, were left at Broad Ripple,
and the others were brought to this city.
The accident, is now attributed to the
defective thread on the supporting rods of
the bridge, the nut 3on the ends of the
rods fitting so loosely, that the; bridge
was unable to support the weight of the
train. The scents at the wreck were ex
tremely distressing, as the dead were in
the ruins of the smoking and baggage
oars, and these are one on top of the
other, which was in deep water. The skiff
used for landing the remains of the dead
is owned by B. J. White, who was working
under the bridge, when tho train ; nt over.
He said, he thinks the rods pulled through
the nuts letting the bridge down. To nil
appearances one break occurred within
fifteen feet of the pier and another about
midway of the span.
White's escape waa miraculous. He
was standing on the ice when the failing
bridge arid cars struck him on the head,
drove him through tho ice and down to
the very bottom of tha i „.-. 1,, tim
bers did not rest upon him, however, and
he swam out more dead than alive, cover
ed with bruises, bat able to walk. The
newsboy of the train cays ho could have
extinguished the lire with one bucket of
water, but it.was not to be had. C. C. Loder
and J. B. Horton were in the smoking car.
At one end lay a man with his skull
! crushed and life extinct. Aross him,
arid close to the red hot stove lay Lynn
Clark, a heavy timber binding
one leg immovably. Lodor tried to find
an axe, with which each car is provided,
but it was on the other side of the car in
three feet of water. "For God's sake don't
desert me," cried Clark. We did not
desert him until the flames scorched us,
and wo were nlmo3t suffocated with smoke,
said Loder. "Before leaving, I kicked out
a window close by Clark and left him in
agony. Presently the flames burned the
timber in two close by Clark, and he
crawled out of the window which we had
broken for him."
the BAPiDirx or the fie::.
"In five minutes after the train went
down," said Conductor Losey, "the entire
train was wrapped in flames, and in less
time than that, all who had not escaped
already were droxnod. Frightful acreams
came from the ruins near the pier, but
with two bucket 3 and no boat we were
powerJes?, and all wo could do was to
cose our ears and pray for death to relieve
our comrades " A patch of gray beard led
to the identification of John Bray. A
train order in the veßt pocket, led to the
belief that a handful of bonea to which
were hanging a few shredj of roasted
fie3h, were the remains of Engineer Brew
er. A button or a spared half-inch of
suspender or undergarment, led to the
identification of others. Ifcis believed all
the killed have been recovered except
Thomas Parr, who was working on the
bridge, and whope remains ire supposed
to be at the bottom of the river. The
bridge ana train were entirely destroyed.
Chattanooga, Term., Jan. 31.—The
west bound Nashville & Chattanooga pas
senger train,this moming,strack a boulder
six miles from this city, near where a
similar accident happened oa Tuesday.
Conductor Wood was seriously injured,
and several other trainmen were slightly
injured. No passengers were hurt. The
pygine demolished. When the engineer,
Nick Long, firet saw the boaiuer the en

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