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Campbell'Cannon Ca^e. Conkling's Appointment and What his Friends say Regarding it. Sargent s Appointment Criticised by the Press. the ( oinimttec ICcport on the Campbell* Cannon Case. Washington, February 25.—After a ses sion of iiliout four hours on the Utah con tested election cas<; the House Committee on Elections to-day, on motion of Hazletinc, adopted the following: Peso! eat, That Allen G. Campbell is not entitled to a seat in this Congress as Delegate from the Territory of Utah. declared vacant. The details of the vote on the last two resolutions was as follows: Ayes— Calkins, Hazeltine, Waite, Toxvn nd. Ritchie, l'ettibone, Miller, Jacobs, Paul, I'.eltzhoover—total. 10 . Nays—Kanney, Athertouc, Davis, Jones, Moulton—total, 5. The first resolution declaring not entitled to a seat was unanimously adopted. Sub '•litntes for the second resolution were offered by Moulton and Kanney, which in effect set forth that Cannon's private character did not involve his disqualification to the office of Delegate under the existing statutes of law. The substitutes were rejected by 10 to 5. Chairman Calkins was authorized to pre pare a report on behalf of the majority. Each member will lie requested to submit \ iews in writing, to be printed and embodied in the district files for future reference. Paul rat, That George Q. Cannon is not eu V tIed aseU î iU t î i ?-5Ÿ lgreSS US Dele * rtte from the Territory ot Utah. Pesolcal, That the seat of the Delegate j fom the Territory of Utah be and is hereby i vote of Extension of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. N i \v York, February 25.—The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, and the St. I .ou is & San ! ['raueisco, which companies control the At ' 1 ,. ! antic and Pacific, yesterday at a meeting!. ' J I I with the representatives of the Central & Southern Pacific at Boston, came to an agree ment as to the extension of the Atlantic & Pacific. The Atlantic & Pacific will call liom the present subscriptions $4,000,000 cash to finish and equip its road to Colorado river: also $1,500,000 cash to build the cen tral division of the Atlantic & Pacific in the Indian Territory. The Atlantic does not bind itself' not to build to San Francisco, but should the Southern Pacific build east of the Colorado river, and if the Atlantic & Pacific joins that road there, it is agreed by t lie Southern Pacific that it will guarantee to pay the Atlantic & Pacific twenty-five per vent, of the gross earnings on the through business. This is to be applied to the pay ment of interest on the Atlantic & Pacific bonds. Should the earnings of the latter company not be sufficient for that purpose, \ its bonds are also guaranteed, and in the j same way to the Atlantic & Pacific twenty- j live per cent, by the St. Louis & San Fran-1 l ive«,, and also twenty-live per cent, by the ; Atchison »V Topeka. This settlement ad-j justs satisfactorily the difficulty which at one ! linn threatened to become serions. : ( 'on tiling's Appoint ment. Sr. Lot is, February 25.—The 67 ohe Ihmocrat. referring to the appointment of Koscoe Conkliug, say it will remove tlic most formidable pretext for division in the Re publican party in New York and pave the way to peace and harmony. New York, February 25.—The nomina tion of Conkling to the Supreme Bench created a genuine sensation, and considerable spaee is devoted to it in the morning papers, j The weight of opinion on the street and in the editorials is that the appointment is a j commendable one in many respects, though not free from criticism. Doubts are ex -1 pressed as to his acceptance, but the idea prevails that any acceptance would in evitably remove him permanently from poli tics. His friends are gratified that the office ; lias been offered him.and whether he accepts ! or refuses it tbey are sure that the fact of his nomination will inure to his benefit and I is A of place him on a lietter footing with his party, j His opponents interpose few objections, as they arc willing to see his retirement from his political arena. New York, February 27.—The Post's Washington special says: An intimate friend of Conkling is authority for the state ment that be xvill certaiuly accept the jus- j tâæship. New Y«ikk, February 2*. —The Tribunes Washington special says: There appeal's to lie a growing 'mpression among Republican politicians of all shades of opinion in Wash- i . ington that Conkling will not accept the ap pointment of Associate Justice of the Su preme Court. Twenty-four hours ago the ! in ing I 1 impicssinn x\.is«juit< as^enera «* lexvou < hue accept. _ Sargent's Nomination Criticised. New York, February 25.—The uomina- E. tion of Sargent for the German mission is criticised by most of the papers. Rank Statement. J* New Y«>hk, February 25.—Ixmus, decrease, j E. $364,400 ; special, decrease, $3,725,200; legal | E. tender, decrease, $804,300 ; dejiosits, decrease,, «Kin won • circulation, increase, $917.000: $$,096,800 ; circulation, increase, $917,000; reserve, decrease, $255,IKK). Bankf, now hold $1,433,075 less than the legal re<jnire ment. Bronze Cast of Garfield. New Yolk, February 28.—The face and •ft hand of Garfield has been successful cast to iu bronze for his family aud the mould brok- and «■U, so that th«*re cannot be a copy. The cast ; of the face represents Garfield's features ex- j aetly as they were alter traces of his suffering. death, shoxving j Warfield memorial Services. Washington, February 27.—Prior to 10 o'clock this morning admission to the Capitol was refused to all except members of Con gress and their employees, hut at that hour the doors were thrown open to persons hold j ing tickets to the memorial services of the late James A. Garfield, and soon the galleries i " ere filled to their utmost capacity. A large majority of the spectators, who, out ofre | spect to the occasion, had for the most part ; discarded bright colors, and sombre black was the prevailing line. There were no signs of mourning in the hall. A full length por trait ot the late President lnmg just back of j -the chairs of the presiding officers, lieing it sell undraped. The members of the House were early in attendance, all lieing arrayed in black, lu the lobby back of the Speaker's ! desk the marine baud was stationed, and at I intervals from 10 o'clock until noon dis- j coursed solemn music. Among the distin ! ! guished guests first to arrive were Judge Bancroft and Admiral Worden, who took a ...... j 8611 fc directly 1,1 < ront ot the clerk's desk. I Among the guests who at an early hour oc cupied seats upon the floor, were General B Schenck, Foster, of Ohio, Hamilton, of Md., ! and Governors Hoyt, of Pa., and Bigelow, of Conn. At 11:30Generals Sherman, Sheridan, j Hancock, Howard and Meigs, and Admirals ; Ammen and Rogers entered and were, assigned seats to the lei t of the Speak er's desk, and a few moments later the mem- ! bers of the diplomatic corps, in full regalia, were ushered in, headed by the Hawaiian Minister as dean of the corps. Their brilliant costumes only served to throw into stronger ; relief the dark attire of the members of Con gress, who sat immediately behind them. The District Supreme Court, headed by Marshal Berry, were the next arrivals. Dr. Bliss was also in attendance. Mrs. Blaine occupied a front seat in the gallery reserved ; ! for the friends of the late President. At precisely 12 o'clock the House was called j to order by Speaker Keifer, and prayer of- I fered by the chaplain. The Speaker then j said : "This day has been dedicated by the \ action of the two houses of Congress to ser- i vices in commemoration of the life and death of James Abraham Garfield, late President of the United States. This House is now as j__... , , , ! sembled and ready to perform its part. ' The .. ... . , . YW. I resolutions setting apart to-day tor the me rp^™" morial services were then read by clerk Me- j Pherson. At 12:10 the Senate w as announced and all rose as the Senators, headed by the officers of that body, entered and took assigned seats. j weie followed by the Chief Justice and | Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, dressed in their robes of office. sembled the multitude arase as the ot the I ni ted States aud his Cabinet were j Again as j 1 resident j announced. They were accompanied by Senator Sherman and Representative Mc Kinney, chairman of the committee of ar rangements. The President took a front seat on the right of the presiding officer. At 12:30 the orator of the day. James G. Blaine, was announced. The ceremonies were then opened by a short prayer by chaplain Power of the House, after which President Davis said : "This day is dedicated by Con gress for memorial services to the late Presi- ° dent of the United State, James A. Garfield, j I present to you the Hon. James G. Blaine, i who has been fitly chosen the orator for this 1 historical occasion." The eulogy was concluded at 1:50 p. in., having taken one hour and a half in delivery, i As Mr. Blaine uttered the last solemn words ! the spectators broke into a storm of applause ,7 which was not hushed for some minutes. ■ The address was listened to with great inter- 1 est and solemn silence, unbroken by any sound except a sigh of relief snch as arises from a large audience when a strong tension is removed from their minds. A Building Wrecked. St. Lons, February 25.—At 2:30 this morn- 1 ing the live-story building on Second and ' Christy avenue, occupied by Kroft, Holmes A Co., wholesale grocers, fell in with terrific i force aud became one mass of ruins. A slight I fire was immediately seen in the debris, but the lire department easily extinguished it. The damage is about $15,000 to $20,(MM). Loss on stock, 810,(MM) to $12,000. The building seems to have divided in the center. No one was injured. Mr. Kroft had $125,000 worth of goods in the building and about $70,000 worth beneath the ruins. The building is ; 1 I owned by the estate of John Wood, of Pitts- es, burg, and cost $40,(MK), and xvas insured for j $30.000. The stock xvas insured, but Mr. J Kroft says tlie owner of the building will lie j held responsible for the damage. The build ing was completed on the 15th of January ; last, and had a frontage of 43 feet and a 1 depth of 158 feet, of which about 64 feetare j in ruins. The xvalls were 22 and 27 inches | 0 thick. The- cause of the fall is a complete j mystery. Peijury Cases. Washington, February 25.—loist even ing the Grand Jury handed the District At torney twenty presentments in the post office straxv bond cases, as follows : For per jury against John N. Minnix, Chas H. to Dickson, 5; perjury against Jas. W. I^ono- b Y hue and W. M. W. Jackson 2 ; perjury j against W. S. Barnager, 1 ; perjury against E. J. Sweet, 1; conspiracy against Kate M. Armstrong, Jas. W. Donohue and W. W, Jackson, 4; conspiracy against Samuel G. : the Cabell, Jas. W. Donohue, Chas. Dickson and g J* Minnix, 4 ; conspiracy against Albert rp , The E. Boone, Alvin O. Burke, Wm. S. Barringer, j E. J. Sweet and Samuel Cabell, 4 ; conspiracy against James G. Henderson and others. * — case Answer to Postmaster Gen. Howe's Communication. Washington, February 25.— lu the answer j 1)e to the communication from Postmaster Gen. Howe on the subject, Attorney General Brewster expresses the opinion that the Postmaster General or his assistants may and ought to reject any bills for mail serx ice when iu their opinion the sureties upon the j bonds which accompany the bids are in sufficient, and that it is a part of the «liseré- ; type tionary duty of the Postmaster General. . SNOW SLIDE. I A Family of Seven Persons Instantly Killed. Ogden, February 27.—On last Wednesday evening Mr. Taggart and. family went to bed in their cabin in Big Cottonwood canon. The next day it was discovered that the cabin had been covered up by a snow slide, and party of men went to rescue them. The Ogden Pilot says of the Cottonwood canon snow slide: The scene of the dis aster ' s one o1 tbe wildest spots in the canon. j From the head of the stream which runs through the cafion to the top of either ridge the peaks is not over half a mile. The course of the slide was plainly marked. A is about a mile, while the distance between ! va8t lK)dy of sno ' v - amounting to several I thousand tons ' had brokeu away from the j apex of the ridge and went down the steep, rocky s ' de °* * be mountain, striking with terrible force at the bottom of the canon and hard as ice with its own The level space at the bottom ! of the canon was about one hundred yards wide. The snow tilled the entire space and dammed the creek. After about two hours' ! work the roof of the cabin was reached. It had. been torn oft' the cabin with a portion of the logs. Presently a bed quilt was reached, and when the snow was cleared away bodies could be felt under the bed clothes. They proved to lie Mr. and Mrs. Taggart lying side by side. When the snow was cleared away from their faces it was P ackil ^ as mnniont»», I " " _ _ ! j ; ! P^ abl to be seen that deatli had overtaken them in the night. They were lying on ; ; their sides as if asleep. A little babe lay be tween them, close to its mother's breast, where it still seemed to be nursing. There were four children, all in bed as if asleep, packed under about eight feet of snow nearly as hard as rock. None of the bodies had any external injuries except the father, who a was s,i S htly brni se«l by a tailing timber, ïhe ,)odies wert - wrapped in rawhides and sec «rely bound. Ropes were then attached and they were dragged over the snow to Ar K lala - Afb?r which they were taken on fdeds t° the mouth ot the cauon. It is doubt fui if any of the victims ever awoke after having gone to sleep in the evening. The lives of the whole family of seven persons must have gone out into the great unknown at the same time > and that without a pang or consciousness of their fate. Report Denied. Chicago, February 21.—A special from Springfield, 111., to the Times reports ex Governor Palmer as saying, in regard to tlie statement that he had received a letter from deucy in 1884 provided that Palmer would Samuel J. Tilden to the effect that he (Tilden) would be a candidate for the Presi run for Vice President : "I have received no letter from Governor Tilden on that or any other subject. I would not for a moment entertain a proposition of that kind. The publications on the subject have been en tirely unauthorized aud without a particle of foundation. I wish it so stated." Explosion of Gas. Chicago, February 27.—About nine ° ldtK ' k * b * s running a loud explosion occur red in the Union building, in which the gen eral offices of the Associated Pre.ss and Wes tern Union Telegraph Company are located, shaking the entire building and knocking out heavy plate glass from the windows in all parts of the building. The wood work, doors and plastering were also demolished. The explosion was caused by a boy named James Bi'eet entering one of the vaults where gas had been escaping since Saturday, with a lighted match. Hr not fatally injured. Da lien bower Washington, February 27.—Secretary Hunt lias received the following dispatch from Hoffman, at St. Petersburg: "Jackson telegraphs that the occulistsays Daneuhower should not start until warmer weather, as it would be dangerous now. Shall the men start without him ?" Secretary Hunt telegraphed Hoffman in reply to notify Daneuhower to remain until fully able to travel, aud lor the rest of the party to delay their departure until that time. was seriously if j III. Temporary Suspension. Memphis, February 27.—The schedule of assets filed by Menker Bros., whose asssigu- ment xvas mentioned in last night's dispatch- es, shows a stock of goods both in the wholesale and retail departments ol $326, 000; $ 110,000 in bills receivable; $75,000 in open accounts: $18,000 in real estate, mak ing the total assets $440,000. The indebted ness of the firm which amounts to about $500. 000 , is due principally in New York, dis tribute«! among banks in that city They xve very little to merchants, as by their favorable standinK they xvere always enabled discount their bills. The members of the j firm are hopeful that the suspension xvill lie | only temporary. Anti-Mormon Meeting. Knoxville, Tenn., February 26.—A large ; anti-Mormon meeting to-night xvas addressed Maynard and i Y ex-Postmaster General others. ^ _____ A Big Lead. Leadville, February 27.—The ninth level of the Robinson mine which reached ore body on the 19th inst, is noxv thirty ve j n ore an< | j ias no t yet cut through. be ve j n aV eraires from twelve to fifteen The vein averages j n thickness. To be Hanged. Wilcox, Arizona, February 27.—The Pres ident has refused executive clemency in the case of the three Indian scouts sentenced to hanged a t Fort Grant March 3d. New Died. York, February 27 i j j The widow of ! Daniel Webster died at New Rochelle last night. Stack Small-pox. Vienna, February 25.—A very virulent type of black small-pox has broken out in Trebinje. i a A i : It j Washington Notes. Washington, February 25. —The Comp trolles has authorized the First National Bank of Durango, Colorado, to commence business on $50,000 capital. General Howard arrived this morning, and Generals Sheridan and Hancock are ex pected this evening. They come by special invitation of General Sherman to attend the Garfield memorial services. —The Treasury will have $33,000,000 to disburse during the first half of March, unless it anticipates payments during the present mouth. * Washington, February 27.—Secretary Kirkwood has accepted the resignation of L. A. Luce, of the Assistant Attorney General's Office, to take effect March 31st. Luce has arranged to practice law in Montana. The Senate Judiciary Committee has agreed unanimously to report favorably the nomination of Conkliug for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The action of the committee on Conkliug was by general con i sent, and not by a formal meeting. Washington, February 28.—The decrease j or is of ! in the public debt for February is about I $9,000,000. The nomination of Conkliug and Sargent j will be reported favorably at the first ex ecu- : tive session of the Senate. It is now ex- ! on pected that such session will be had this ! afternoon. One objection to the nomination j will carry it to the House for another day, j and, it is said, this objection will be made. j Conkliug's friends, however, will push the , matter to a vote as soon as it can be reached. ; J There is some opposition to Conkliug's con- j firmatiou, but not in any organized state. ! so The indications are that it will only amount j to a few negative votes, as the Democrats do ; ! not seem disposed to oppose him. The President has approved the apportion ( in ment bill. General Sheridan left for Chicago this morning. The Honst* Committee on Ways and Means lias agreed not to insist upon the con sideration by the House of the tariff com mission bill until after the immediate de ficiency bill is disposed of. The Committee on Foreign Relations will recommend for confirmation the nomination of ex-Senator Sargent. The Senators from the Pacific coast intend ! to press the Chinese bill for passage. They j dr say that from a thousand to fifteen hundred j Chinese are landing in San Francisco daily,, and the people of the Pacific coast are urg ing the passage of a law to stop further im migration. Ex-Governor Sprague arrived here to-day. j ' It is said he has come to oppose the eon lirination of Conkling. John C. New,, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, entered upon his duties this morn- j ing. The Indiana Congressional delegation : called upon him in a body. Anti-Chinese Bills. New York, February 27.—The Times edi- j torially says : Notwithstanding the evident i fact that Congress will pass one of the \ two anti-Chinese bills now pending, the peo - 1 pie of San Francisco are determined to free ! their minds on the subject before it is too ; late. Miller's bill before the Senate is | likely to come up at any time. Page's bill ! His in the House is in a less favorable positiou. j There is 110 radical difference between the j of two bills. Roth are designed to carry ont i the provisions of tlie new treaty ; both have been favorably reported by the respective committees, and both are favored by the Chinese Embassy. New York, February 28.—To-morrow the Senate enters upon tlie consideration of j the anti-Chinese question. The question is likely to be raised whether the suspension of emigration for so long a period as twenty years is not in violation of the spirit of the been by Ring 2d treaty, which authorizes the suspension of i ex emigration, but for its absolute prohibition, and requires that its suspension shall lie for a reasonable period only. The Walking Match. New York, February 27.—The score at 12 o'clock stood as follows: Rowell 80 : i * I Hazel 81 ; Hughes 76 ; Fitzgerald 69 ; Nores- nacl 65; Sullivan 70; Ponechest 65; Scott 59 ; Hart 59. Rowell is three miles ahead of the liest record ever made. of set 24th New York, February 27.— Rowell com-| at pleted his hundred miles thirty-one minutes j natiff ahead of the best record. 1 New York, February 28.—Roxvell, 218 ; j Hughes, 207 ; Hazel, 202. Swindler Arrested. Denver, February 27.—This morning W. N. Winscott, the notorious swindler and al- I leged murderer, xvas arrested here, numerous aliases. Suicide. Virginia City, New, February 27.— U. S. Marshal August Ash committed suicide this evening by shooting himself through the heart. Financial troubles and hard drink are suppose«! to be the cause. Fires. West Brookfield, Mass., February 25.— Fulton & Co's, boot and shoe factory burned. Loss $40,000 ; partly insured. Baltimore, February 25.—The loss by the burning of the warehouse of Aiken, Ens ley & Co. is $30,000. Insured. Fatal Accident. Newark, N. J., February 25.—This morn ing William Leed, aged 12, in Crabb & Co's, needle factory, xvas passing coil wire through, when the wire broke and coiled around him, cutting him in two. Railroad Accident. Syracuse, N. Y., February 28.—A western bound freight train dashed through a freight train on the Rome, Watertown & Ogdens burg road at the crossing north of here this He has ; ! uied list , been were that tenance peQpIç daring the The lowing A of a morning. No person was injured. The wreck took fire and was generally destroye«l. Nomination. Washington, February 28—The Presi dent has nominated Frederick Soloman, of Mo., Surveyor General of Utah. man bear, hnsband away nine go Anti not fainted is There story, in it. Blaine's Request. Washington, February 28.—It is re ported that Blaine has requested his friends to move investigation into the matter covered by the resolution reported from the Senate Committee on foreign relations to-day. The investigation is to Ire sweeping in its character, including the alleged loss of papers from the files of the State Department and the alleged connection of all parties who held official relations with the United States or with the Peruvian claims or contract. It is said Blaine regards such a sweeping in vestigation as the surest means of disposing of the insinuations as to his connection with the claims and of showing that if any per sons in official life have entered in such claims, they are not close friends of Blaine. Important Decision. Chic ago, February 28.—A decision of im portance to the Board of Trade, brokers and their customers was made yesterday by Judge Moran, who held that a promissory note given in settlement on option trade could not be collected, inasmuch as the deal " ml " ei,her mmv " m >**""» a,mounces that Mr ' Hu * h Kiddie > wbo ,or 80 Decided to Resign. Chicago, February 28.—The late Or so long a time has been President of the the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific road, has decided to tender his resignation in June. Mr. Riddle's only reason is that he is in ill health and needs rest. Swindler Arrested. Denver, February The liepublUan's Pueblo special says : This morning W. W. Winscott, a notorious swindler and alleged murderer was arrested here. He has nutn erous aliases. His operations in Missouri, Texas, Kansas aud Nebraska are very ex tensive. He victimized an Omaha man to the extent of over $ 2 . 000 . Tramps Killed. Joliet, 111., February 28.—A loaded with brick was ditched eight miles from here. There were ten tramps secreted * in the van at the time, two of whom were killed and the others injured so badly that their lives are despaired of. Fire. ^ew Haven, Conn.. February 28.—The dr y goods house ol E. Malley burned this morning. The loss on the building and stock is estimated at $100,(KM). The iusur anee is not yet known, freight car Drowned. Cairo, 111., February 28. men who were driven from Two colored home by the au d sought refuge in an old boat were drowned. Burned to Death. Kkok i k, February 28.—At Nanvoo, Illi nois, the house of Willkelny caught on tire. His two little children, who had been left alone in the building, were burned to death. Delayed Punishment. Trenton, N. J., February 28.—The Gov ernor has respited for thirty days, Martin, a condemned murderer. British Columbia Legislature. Victoria, B. C.. February 25.—The local legislature was opened to-day by the Lieut. Governor in the presence of a large number persons. The speech from the throne al laded to the increase ot farming, fishing, lumbering and the coal mining interest. The revenues of the country has exceeded the expenditures, and the public debt has been I diminished. The Ring Theatre Disaster. Vienna, February 25.—Eight persons have , been indicted and charged with contributing their neglect to the recent disaster at the Ring Theatre. Tlie trial commences on the of May. Among the accused are Neeval, * *Burgomastei' °t \ ienna, .lenual. manager the Ring Theatre, and Londstein, Com missary of Police. Chosen Chairman. London, February 25.-The Duke of Somer was chosen chairman to-day by the House of Commons on the land act. Sailed. St. Petersburg, February 28.—Lieut. Harber and Master Schnetzer sailed on the 24th inst. to join the Jeannette search party the-mouth of the Lena river. Gen. Ig natiff offered them every assistance. The Governor of Siberia telegraphed their proacli to different points along the line. ap Denies the Charge. London, February 28.—It is stated that confinement in consequence of the xvarden j ; ; ; ; ! Parnell has just completed xveeks of solitary ; 0 r 1 charging him xvith trying to bribe him to smuggle letters out of prison. Parnell de the charge. Nihilists Sentenced. St. Petersburg, February 28—Ten Nihi- j prisoners, including one xvoman, have ; * ' ' sentenced to death. The remainder sentenced to various terms of penal ! servitude. j , i ! Slavery Necessary. Alexandria, February 28.—It is stated the State Ministry considers the main tenance of slavery necessary for the Egyptian i peQpIç —----- Election Declared Void. London, February 28.—A resolution de- j daring void the election of Davitt passed House by a vote of 208 to 20. A Bear Story. The Walla Walla Statesman tells the fol lowing bear story : bear undertook to break iuto the house a man on Mill creek one night while the The man's wife heard was out. The man's wife heard the and in the darkness thought it was her j hnsband coming home late. When he got ' he didn't stop running until he'd got ! miles, and you could not coax him to Of within 1,000 miles of that woman again. yet if she'd known it was a bear, and her husband, she would probably have aud been devoured, and the old man awful sorry it didn't happen that way. may not be much truth in the above but there's a powerful sight of moral Sir ! , Telegraphic Briefs. Au informer named Bailey, who disclosed was shot dead in the the Fenian armory, streets of London. New A ork dispatch : Conkliug remaius at his hotel and has nothing to communicate to the press concerning his nomination as Asso ciate Justice. The London Teleyraph. 26th, says the be fiel prevails in political circles that, owing to the attitude of the House of Lords con cerning the land act, Gladstone is determined to resign. London dispatch: The failure of the Anglo French commercial treaty negotiations causes grievous disappointment in the manu facturing districts. The woolen trade will suffer greatly. Lieutenant Daneuhower has been foi bid den by surgeons to start for St. Petersburg until the weather gets warmer. The re j. mainder of the survivors of the Jeannette i 1 start without him. Important Decision to Placer Miners. Washington, February 22 .—The impor tant mining decision rendered by Justice Miller in the Circuit Court for Colorado, which was recently referred to in these dis patches as having nearly reached the point ot final review by the United States Supreme Court, is to the effect that no mineral land patent can legally issue for more than 160 acres, aud that it a number ot' original loca tions have been consolidated into one claim, each of the locations must be treated as a distinct claim and advertised and proved up, j with proof of separate work upon it. This decision, it sustained by the Supreme Court, : would, it is said, destroy two-thirds of the j patents heretofoie issued for mining claims ! appealed case has been twice argued in the ! j' n P rei ^ ie Court, and its forthcoming decision I 1C aUfOltoil With /vunnt j : 1 and make the procuring of patents for most of the old claims impossible because of the impracticability of making proof of old locations which have been consolidated into larger claims. Thus a shaft sunk on a con solidated claim has been held tor work done ; in every part of it, but the Circuit Court .judgment overthrows that principle. The yes ears and ! c ear YV°j I , * is awaited with great interest. -<r- -----. I tah A Northern. ! Ogden Pilot.] The Utah & Northern resumed traffic terday morning by sending out twenty of coal oil on the morning train. The Utah & Northern is all clear freight and passenger trains running on time. The scarcity of cars prevents the company ' from receiving freights for all points along the Utah & Northern, and hence local freight is not now lieing received. No. 4, Union Pacific train, was held two t hours and fifteen minutes this morning, waiting for the track at Devil's Gate to be snow. The slide w as 12 feet deep and 800 feet long. A large force of men from this end of the road and from east of this slide were summoned early this morning to remove the snow so that trains could pass. Bitter Root Valley. IMissoulian.J Business generally in the valley is said to be brisker than ever. The pulsations of the Northern Pacific boom are felt all through the valley, and all hands are keeping their eyes open to take advantage of the same. Real estate is rising in value, and confidence in a future market for everything which can be raised is very generally expressed. More money is in circulation this winter than dur- ing any previous one, and where our mer- chants used to carry customers for a year, it is now only done for three months, and taken only for the oldest and most reliable cus- tomers. In consequence goods are sold on a smaller margin than heretofore, aud the buyers reap the benefit of tlie new order of things. -------- .Esthetics»!. It is the fashion just now to poke fun at the æsthetes. It has been the fashion 10 poke fun at the apostles of every nexv re form, since Adam xvas a pinch of «lust. Prob ably it is natural, and possibly excusable to some extent, for it happens in the nature of j things that the people who first draw public ; attention to anything progressive, or out of the old ruts, are enthusiasts, and indeed fanatics! No end of Inn xvas made of old Diogenes in his tub, and the same party with his lantern hunting for that rare bird—an honest man ; yet Diogenes was a long dis tance from being a fool. It is tlie easiest thing in the xvorld to lose sight of every thing good that may possibly inhere in a ; new proposition, in some eccentricity of the proposer. So, in laughing at the knee ; breeches and calla lily of Oscar Wilde, tlie public ignores the great work that tlie Eng lish renaissance has been doing, and is doing to beautify home life aud spread a noble culture throughout all grades of human so ciety. You shall not enter a home in this country xvithout finding evidences of refine ment directly traceable to the labors of the æsthetes. The prevailing patterns of furni tu re, the use ol Japanese and C hinese orna mentation, the hand-painted plaques on the walls; the tasteful yet inexpensive table service, the conception of the embroidery, wrorked by the deft fingers of the daughter of the house ; all these ami more grew out of "the æsthetic craze" about which Punch and Puck and all the other funny fellows have bee » laughing themselves hoarse for several 1 , , . .. It may lie true, as charged, that Oscar Wilde, aud Mr. Whistler R. A., do xvear knee breeches, ant' colored oues to boot, and they regard sun-flowers as typically beanti fill. We may even admit that they affect long hair, and that their language is "in tense" and "utter ;" also that their prefer ence iu the way of a boutonniere is the » instea«! ot the funereally popular tube rose commonly worn that xvay. We may prefer short hair, trousers and mignonette, but because we do, it does not seem necec to treat ad that our extreme æsthetes have done for ns xvith complete scorn. Let us rather give the class of which Wil«le is an extrax-agant type, its due. It has opened np to poor women a new means of livelihood, ami thousands in great Britain and America to-day, who earn an honorable subsistence through embroidery, pottery decoration, painting on silk ami a hundred kindred labors can attest. If æstheticsm has not ac complished anything else, its service to man kind in giving a final death-bloxv to the o _______ _________ forms handed down to ns from the mahog any aud hair cloth reign of terror in furni ture would entitle it to everlasting gratitude, Of course xvitliout knoxving it, our friends elevated their noses at the «esthetes, seated upon their much admiretl and cherished thrones, ma«ie from the æsthetic designs ol Sir Henry Eastlake, himself a most pro nounced aud undoubte«l aesthete. Without aestheticism we should not have ha«l the rommendable departure inaugurated by Eastlake furniture.