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Hie Situation in the Flooded
Districts Becoming More
Several Floiirising Towns Swept out
of Existence, and the Misery
Entailed is Heart
rending. _„,
Cincinnati has Ixeeeded the Flood of 1833
and Both Gas and Water Have
Given Out.
Cixcixxm, O., (9 a. m.) Feb. 11.—The
livet is sixty-six feet and rising an inch an
hour, with the Weather n drizzling rain. At
Gallipolis, it rose eight inches in twelve
hours, and is now rising half an inch an hour.
It has rained all night, with indications
of more this morning. i5i»er brs fallen Uto
feet at Bellpre twelve miles beloW M-irricUa.
Telegraph communication with all the up
river towns, except Marrk-tta, Gallipolis,
Maysvilie and Ripley is still interrupted.
Cixcixxati, Feb. 11, 11 a. in. —The river
ie btt feet \% inches anb rising an inch an
hour. It is raining hard. It lacks now but
4J4; inches of the floods of last year. With
rains general aud the tributaries all rising, it
is impossible to predict what height may yet
be reached, or when the rise will stop, it is
certain now that last year's record will be
Surpassed. Still there a-e now casnalties to
report in Cincinnati, except the drowning of
two disreputable women who were carousing
in a boat yesterday, and fell into the water.
Their male companion made no effort to save
them. The increased stage of water still has
no effect to change the railroad situation be
yond what was noted last night.
Speaking Of tho propriety of holding the
opera festival the Commercial Gazette says:
If the abandonment of the festival could
have a distinct, or even remote tendency to
aid the sufferers from the widespread desola
tion of the valjey of the Ohio, there would
not be an instants hesitation, but the situa
tion is not of that sort. Thousands have di
rect interest in the continuance of the festi
val, aud not one is interested in the postpon
ing of it. Everybody who comes cau be
made comfortable.
1 p. m.—The river Is sixty-six feet three
inches, just one inch below the Hood last
fear. It bus risen \% inches in the last two
bours, and still running heavily. Many guests
ire arriving to see the flood and attend
Ihe opera festival. One of the leading ho
tels says but two or three orders for rooms
have been countermanded. The following
special appeal to jewelers has been issued:
Newport, Ky., Feb. 11, 1S84.—The calamity
that has befallen this city is terrible, and the
worst is yet to come. We appeal to the gen
erosity of the jewelers of the United States
for aid for the homeless and hungry. Con
tributions sent to us will be distributed
amongst the more deserving sufferers, and
the receipts nill be duly acknowledged.
(signed) The Denber Watch Case Mfg Co.
Joiix C. Denuer, President.
Mrs. Denber lias, since the flood began,
qeen feeding fifty homeless children every
dav at her house.
Cixcixxati, O., Feb., 11.—At 2:80 river
reached (56 feet 0 inches, and rising an inch
an hour. Advices from up the Licking river
are: lt is rising rapidly.
Evaxsvu.le, Feb. 11, (Noon.) —The situa
tion is unchanged, and the river is not ris
ing quite so fast. It rose two inches in the
last twelve hours, and is now nearly at a
stand. It rained hard all night, and is still
raining, and the weather is warm and misty.
The Guthrie Is laid up here for the present.
The packets are irregular, but all busy saving
property. Boats and tugs are coming hourly
with corn and stock. Prospects gloomy.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 11, (Noon). —It has
been raining here almost constantly since
Sunday noon. The weather has moderated,
but it is still drizzling. The river rose five
inches last night, and is now rising three
fourths of an Inch an hour, with forty-one
feet in the canal, and is within three and
one-half feet of last year's highest point. A
flood sufferer, named Adam Frank, on ac
count of the loss of property, poisoned him
self early this morning, and will probably
die. The Courier Journal's Frankfort spe
cial says: Tbe Kentucky river rose oue foot
last night, aud is still rising, with heavy
rains. Outlook for Jeffersonville is very
gloomy as lt will not take much of a rise to
flood the town. Active relief measures are in
Cuarlestox, W. Va., Feb. 11.—An ap
peal for aid has came from Point Pleasant
and other towns on the Kanawha river this
morning, whereupon the city council do
nated $500 in cash and the citizens §1,500
in money and provisions. The government
boat Bee, leaves at 2 p. m. loaded with pro
visions. The John D* Lewis will follow to
night loaded with provisions.
\Vueelixo, W. Va., Feb. 11—The water
recedes so slowly that the low lands in Borne
places are still covered, but are now so low
that boats can navigate without injury to the
property through the Mashing of the waves.
There is no more firing on the
relief boats. It is reported that at
the Baltimore & Ohio depot, and bridge
adjacent are endangered by the flood, and
the trains now stop at Water street, south of
the ere«k. The accumulating mail is pour
ing in on the few trains so far resumed. An
unkuowu boy was droAvned on the south
side to-day by the caving In of a bank.
About half of tbe homeless people have re
turned to their houses or found quarters else
where, and other houses are swept away or
destroyed, and fully live thousand people are
homeless, destitute and helpless, aud will
have to be fed by the relief committee for
weeks, as the damaged mills cannot start for
Cincinnati, Feb. 11.—The day has been
one of the greatest excitement since the
flood began. The stage of bigb water last
year was passed at 1 p. in., and a steady and
hard rain during the greater part of the day,
together with the report of a general ruin at
every place where it would run ink) the Ohio,
made it certain that a still more dangerous
flood will be upon the already unfortunate
people of the Ohio valley. The experience
of last year made people bold In confronting
the danger they once met and overcame, but
when the new element of terror comes In
the form of a heightened flood, a new series
of calamities begin to appear. The gas was lost
yesterday, and the water supply ceased to ac
cumulate to-day. There are five day'6 sup
ply in the reservoir, with careful use, but
one big fire would make a serious Inroad on
that. The worst of all is, nobody knows
when the limit of the flood will be reached.
The rising of the water above, and in all the
side tributaries, render it certain tbe river
must continue to rise for some time;
but bow long and how rapid the rise, are
points of conjecture and fear. Tbe rate in
creased this afternoon to
and during the hour from 5 to 6 the rise was
three-quarters of an inch. It is hardly pos
sible to give an idea of tbe situation, as the
mass of the people cannot see .the great bodv
of the river.QTbe approachse to the^banks are
cut off on all streets running to the river at
Pearl street and near it.
Strangers in the city may gain
an idea of the extent, when it is stated' tbe
water is now but little more than 600 feet
from tbe Burnett house. From there to the
river bank proper, tbe distance is between
three and four squares. All that can be
seen is the street inundated and boats glid
ing in all directions. Suspension bridge, a
hundred feet above low water mark, makes a
low arch above tbe mad flood. The Newport
andgSouthern railroad bridges almost touch
the water. The view from Price's bill, in
the western part of the city, gives a com
prehensive outline of | the flood-covered por
tion of the city. At the foot of the hill on
the west side of the city, Mill creek spreads
to an average of a mile in its expanse of
water, and reaches north out of sight. The
backwater runs beyond Spring Grove ceme
tery, a distance of 7 miles up tbe river. The
Cincinnati, Covington and Newport
houses, can be seen peering out of the water,
while down the river almost from hill to hill,
the valley i6 covered. Up to this time, great
as is the danger, there has been no great
disaster. The cry of distress, however, is
beginning to grow louder. Manufactories
ire stopping, and men are thrown out of em
ployment. In Newport it is estimated that
5,000 to 6,000 people are homeless, and
their supplies were exhausted at noon. Many
go without supper to-night, because the sup
plies of the relief committee are exhausted
The relief work in Cincinnati is beginning
to press. Lawrenceburg to-day sent a re
quest here for help, bnt President Urner was
compelled to refuse for lack of funds. Con
tributions have not been as generous as last
year, but will probably come in faster to
morrow. The Eighth street railroad avenue
between the city and Price hill is overllowcl
to-day and access to that suburb by the street
cars is cut off. One of the largest
establishments in Mill Creek valley,
the American Oak Leather company,
have been battling to keep the flood out. They
have built up barriers, entirely surrounding
the entire structure, which are now eighteen
inches above water and can keep it saf eun
til seventy feet Is reached. The engines of
the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton trains
run through water, and may have to stop
further out to-morrow. The Pan Handle has
no traffic between here and Loveland, but
takes freight from that point, and hs*.s no in
terruption to Pittsburg. At 7 p. m., the wa
ter was 86 feet 11 inches. The water works
office reports one engine still working, and
lt will continue to go till the fires are put out,
whieh will tie when the stage reaches four
I inches more. The consumption will be
stopped to-morrow except for domestic pur
New York, Feb. 11.—Mayor Edson to-day
rsceived dispatches, jirayins for aid for the
sufferers from the flood. Mayor Edson re
ferred the appeals to the various commercial
bodies and urged them to take immediate ac
Wheei.ixo, W. Va., Feb. 11.—A steady
rain fell all day, and caused alarm, which
was increased by the news of a rise at the
head waters. The subscriptions in cash here
reach $18,000, but all has been spent, and
the supplies sent in from eisewhere are con
sumed aa fast as received. The hornless are
on short allowance, owing to insufficient sup
plies, and the appeals for aid from the neigh
boring towns come in. The committee are
powerless to help them, as many of them
selves are sufferers from the flood, and con
tribute to help others. The 6tate of affairs is
Cixcixxati, O., Feb. 11.—The mayor of
Newport to-night, has found it necessary to
make the following statement: Newport,
Ky., Feb. 11. The Relief Union of the city of
Newport, realizing the fearful state of affairs
in our city, which is now, in point of terri
tory, one-half and in population, two-thirds
under water, have requested me, as mayor iff
the city, to appeal to the people of the United
States for relief. In doing so, I regret to the
utmost the necessity of such action, but
earnestly appeal to the good people of the
country for aid. [Signed.]
Wm. 11. Hortox, Mayor.
Columbus, O., Feb. 11.—On advices from
Pomeroy, and other river towns, making ap
peals for aid, a meeting of the citizens was
called this evening, at which $2,200 in
easii was raised in a short time, and a com
mittee iippoiuted to canvass to-morrow, and
it is expected to make the amount that many
thousand. All bakeries are put ou full time,
and lirst train load of bread and hams will be
sent down the River, Hocking Valley road to
Kerf's station in the mornintc, from
which point the provisions will be conveyed
to the sufferers. Mansfield and surrounding
tows are also sending large quantities
of provisions to this point, to be forwarded
to the river towns over the Hocking valley.
Telegrams are beiiii!* received from stations
oil the Scioto valley and Hocking valley
nearest to the inundated towns, stating that
the whole of Portsmouth is under water, and
the citizens have fled to the hills. The some
story comes from Gallipolis, where 30,000
people are driven from their homes. Pome
roy is in a similar condition. The secretary
of state, the governor and adjutant general
has been telegraphed to send tents to shelter
the people, and the legislature- to take prompt
action for the relief.
A bouse floated by Middleport, Ohio, with a
woman on the gables. She was asked by
men in a boat to come away, but she re
fused, saying she had four babies in the
room below. Their dead bodies could be
seen floating in the room.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 11.—Tbe rivers are
rising again at the head waters, and as
considerable rain has fallen in the last forty
eitrht hours, -another flood, which will
inundate the lower portion of Al
legheny, at least, is feared. The Mononga
hela. and the Allegheny rivers remain about
stationary at this point all day, with marks
showing 17 feet in the former, and one foot
more on the Allegheny.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 11. —The ex
pected appeal for assistance from tbe flooded
Ohio river towns, reached here to-day. Gov
ernor Porter has issued a proclamation, ask
ing contributions of the supplies. Contribu
tions in money or supplies may be addressed
toN. t*. Byron, chairman or Albert E. Flctch,
secretary. Rations for 1,000 persons for two
days flterc sent to Lawrenceburg at once.
On Sunday night the second section of
freight train No. 13, bound west on the
Northern Pacific, ran into the first section
just east of Richardson siding, three miles
below Moorehead, demolishing three cars
and badly breaking the front of tbe engiue.
No one was hurt and the track was cleared
in a few hours.
Erie. Pa., Feb. 11.—Early this morning a
fire at Albion, this county, nearly destroyed
the postofficc, Odd Fellows' hall, town ball,
the large general store of Ira Harrington, and
an entire block was burned. The loss on the
postoffice is nominal, on Odd Fellows' hall
$3,000, on the town hail $2,000, on Harring
ton's store, evrything gone, loss, $12,000. •
Total insurance $8,200. The cause of the fire
is unknown.
Watsau, Wis., Feb. 11.—The county jail
burned here early this morning. Mike Mc-
Donald and Ed. Carey, desperadoes, con
fined in the jail, were burned to death.
Unlanndried shirts to order, $11.
Laundricd shirts to order, $15, at Schulze &
MacDonald's, 155 East Third street.
Ransom Connty Agitated Over Wheat
Stealing—The Wood Cutting
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
A vigorous effort is being made in Ransom
county to put a stop to the wheat stealing
that has been carried on so extensively.
Some of the alleged stealers have been ar
rested and it is said mortgaged their farms
to bail each other out. On Saturday at Lis
bon, A. R: Stone, an employe of J. Wisnan, a
farmer who has suffered heavily, was brought
before a justice charged with having at
tempted to hang one Lars Knedson.
The latter was believed to
be one of the stealers and was strong up to
make him confess, but he swore he never
stole a grain of wheat. The sheriff had a
blind eye to the squeezing process. lie took
him to Lisbon before a justice, and be was
held for trial in $300. While in jail he con
fessed to the sheriff that he and other parties
had done quite a business plundering gran
aries. Stone was discharged, but Knedson
will be heidunless his confederates bail him out
Other parties, some of them supposed to be
honest farmers, will no doubt be arrested.
Very elaborate preparations are being made
for the celebration by the G. A. R. post on
Washington's birthday; it is expected that
500 old soldiers will participate in the exer
cises. A banquet and ball will conclude the
The case of John A. McLean, the contrac
tor in tbe wood cutting cases near Bismarck,
was before the federal court to-day. The de
fendant entered a plea of not guilty and was
admitted to bail in $1,000,which was given.
Increased facilities have enabled Schulze &
MacDonald to manufacture the best dkess shirt
to order for the mohey—$12 per half dozen, or $3
A Large Grist of Bills for the Equali
zation of Bounties.
The Whisky Interest out in Force Lobbying
for the Extension of the Bond Period.
Another Bill for the Increase of Pensions
—Steamship Mail Subsidies.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Washington", Feb. 11.—The information
whieh the secretary of war sent to the senate
to-day, in regard to the approximate cost of
various schemes to equalize pensions, is quite
reasonable, in view of the fact that there are
in this congress fifteen bills pending for the
equalization of bounties. They differ a
little in detail, but all propose to
pay every enlisted men at the rate of $.833 per
month for the time he served, and deducting
from the amount that would thus be due him,
all federal and state bounties already paid,
and the paymaster general estimates 11 years
ago that the Niblock bill would take $137,
000,000, and the Holman bill $163,000,000,
both providing for payment at the rate of
$3.33 per month, but differing in dates be
tween which service Is computed. Nearly all
these bills fix the dates between which service
is to be considered at April 12, 1801, and
May 9, 1865, but several do not mention
The authors of senate bills are Senators
Logan and Voorhees, and the authors of the
house bills are Morey of Ohio, Thomas of
Illinois, Cobb of Indiana, Lamb of Indiana.
Lyon of Kansas, Ward of Indiana, Steele of
Indiana, Matson of Indiana, J. D. Taylor, of
Ohio, Houk of California and Wood of In
diana. Of the thirteen representatives who
have introduced these bills, eight are Demo
crats and five Republicans. It will be ob
served that five of the thirteen are from In
Besides these bills Senator Logan has one
giving eighty acres of land to every soldier
who served less than a year, 120 acres to each
one who served between one and two years,
and 160 acres to every soldier who served
over two years. Mr. Townshend is the au
thor of abillmakingthe same provisions. Mr.
IIill, of Ohio, has a bill that would give each
veteran forty, eighty and 160 acres, accord
ing to the time he enlisted for and the period
he served, but men who enlisted for more
than one or less than three years, or for more
than eight months and less than a year,
would get nothing. Mr. MeAdo of New
Jersey, proposes to give 160 acres of land to
every man who served ninety days.
helief fob flood suffekers.
The house talked two hours to-day about
the extent of the disastrous overflow of the
Ohio and the importance of immediate re
lief by an appropriation from the national
treasury. Nobody opposed the appropriation,
but a few patriarchs had to explain how they
could vote money for this purpose without
overruling constitutional limitations, and
both parties seemed anxious to derive some
partisan advantage by advancing this relief
measure. Telegrams from the overflowed
region came In rapidly while the discussion
was going on, and some of them were rcadjto
the house. Belford's heart was rejoiced. He
said, to find that here was a proposition to
open the treasury vaults and reduce
the surplus, which all could vote for,
but tbe anticipated opposition
from the venerable Eaton, of Connecticut,
who, if he had been on Ararat at the time of
the flood, with thousands of helpless women
and children crying to him for relief, would
have pleaded the state's rights doctrine and
referred them to the city council, of Ninevab.
The house was demonstrative in its enjoy
ment of the hits of the Colorado representa
tive, but a little later Mr. Eaton, vCho had
enjoyed the joke with tbe rest, ex
plained his position, and alluding
to Belford's bungling references to sacred
history, confided to the house that he had
just learned by telephone that his genial
friend had been elected professor of Biblical
antiquities in Harvard university. The absurd
ity of placing a fre going fellow like Belford
in a religious professorship in a colored uni
versity struck the bouse as extremely funny.
Shouts of laughter came up from all sides,
and Belford, standing in the main aisle with
his face redder than a lobster, led the up
rorious applause as be said, "I owe you one,
[Western Associated Press.]
Washington, Feb. 11.—Senator Farley,
of California, who has been very ill for some
months, was in his seat in tbe senate to-day.
He is still weak, but steadily improving.
Representatives Willis and Thompson, of
Kentucky, and Gen. Raum, made an argu
ment before the ways and means committee
to-day for the extension of the bonded period
for whisky. They said if legislation favoring
trade is not enacted in the whisky interests,
it will be reduced to bankruptcy, and all
classes of business directly connected with
it will be seriously injured.
Henry D. Lyman, Ohio, second assistant
postmaster general; Wm. Christy, Wilson,
Louisana, assayer of the mint at New Or
leans; Thomas B. Knapp, postmaster, Iowa
Falls, Ia.; registers of land offices, Myron H.
McCord, Wausaw, Wis., Henry Esperson,
LaCrosse, Wis., B. N. Johnson, Fergus
Falls, Minn., Henry W. Lord, Creetsburg,
Dak.; Currie G. Bell, receiver of public
moneys, Bayfield, Wis.
Committee charged with the investigation
of the Danville trouble will begin its work at
Washington on Wednesday. They will prob
ably visit Danville before their^ labors are
A delegation of Apaches, Chiracahuas and
Mesoalers, from San Carlos Indian reserva
tion, called on the commissioner of Indian
affairs to-day, and expressed themselves
l&Uch pleased with the results of their obser
vation at the Carlisle and Hampton Indian
schools, and declared they intended to go
home and devote their attention to agricul
The senate committee, composed of Sena
tors Hoar, Cameron, Wis., Frye, Saulsbury
and Jones, leave Washington to-morrow
morning, via the Atlantic Coast line, for New
Orleans,en route to Jackson, Miss. They will
they proceed to Copiah county, and after
looking over the ground there, will probably
return to New Orleans as their headquateas
for the. examination of witnesses. The
members of tbe sub-cornmtlttee wish to com
plete the work and return to Washington
before the first of March.
The issue of standard dollars for the week
which ended Feb. 9, $151,498; corresponding
period last year, $471,000.
The secretary of the treasury issued a cir
cular making permanent rates of drawback
on sugar and its products, established pro
visionally by the circular of June 9, 1883.
Representative Curtin to-day introduced a
bill, providing that any person disabled dur
the late war will be furnished with an artifi
cial limb by the war department. Since 1870
the disabled shall receive new limbs every
three years thereafter.
Representatives Anderson and Turner ap
peared to-day before the house sub-commit
tee considering the propositions for a postal
telegraph, and advocated the bills introduced
by them. Anderson was of opinion that the
Western Union company could bring suffi
cient influence to bear to defeat any measure
making a large appropriation for a gov
ernment line, and favored his propo
sition to issue bonds for the con
struction of a system of government tele
graph lines. All free delivery postoffiees, he
thought, should be connected by telegraph,
and as the land grant of the railroad com
pany lines, by tbe act of 1866, were at the
service of the government, it would not be
necessary to construct lines beyond St. Paul
Omaha, Kansas City and Marshall, Texas,
the termini of those roads. His plan, he
said, would In a great degree prevent the
postmaster general from using the wires for
partisan purposes, as tbe lines would be ex
tended only to those points where the postal
receipta warranted the expectation that such
extension would be profitable.
Sumner also favored a system of telegraph
to be controlled by the government, and ex
plained the main features of his bill.
The bill introduced In the house by Stock
slager for increasing certain pensions pro
vides that soldiers and sailors who lost both
eyes, both hands or both feet, or became
paralyzed from wounds rccelv.-il while on
duty," 6hall receive $100 per month.
The senate shipping bill reported last week
from the committee on commerce was taken
up by the house shipping committee to-day,
ami Representative Hunt was authorized to
report to the house a bill covering such fea
tures of the senate bill as are not embodied
in the Dingley bill. In substance the bill
authorizes the postmaster general to contract
with American steamers for carrying the
mails at prices which do not segregate the
net proceeds of the postage collected ou for
eign i!i;:ii matter for tbe preceding year, and
not exceeding $1 a mile.
The house committee on coinage, weights
and measures, to-day agreed to report a bill
for the exchange of the trade dollars for the
standard dollars, or for their receipt for gov
ernment dues, within two years. It provides
for their recoinage into standard dollars, and
that the bullion shall be counted against the
monthly purchases aa bullion at bullion rates.
The action of the committee was unanimous,
and the bill, as it now stands, will be opposed
by the chairman of the committee, Beard.
He proposes offering au amendment to
strike out that portion of the bill whieh pro
vides that the coins shall be counted as bul
lion against monthly purchases.
The members of the sub-eommitties of the
house committee on Pacific railroads, says a
general bill will be reported soon, to compel
the land grant roads to pay for the surveying
and selecting of lands.
The bill introduced by Representative
Cox, to establish additional life saving sta
tions, provides for stations at Plum Island
and South Maniton, lake Michigan; South
Chicago, Illinois; Bois Blane Island, straits
Mackinaw and Point Adams, Oregon.
Secretary of war sent to the senate today
a reply to the resolution offered by Voorhees,
calling information as to the number of sol
diers who served one, two and three years
respectively iu the union army in the late
war, the amount of bounty paid each class
and approximate amount to be required to
equalize the counties of those who served in
that war. A communication from the adju
tant general, giving information asked foras
to the number of soldiers who served oue.
two and three years, and copies of letters ad
dressed to congress in former years by the
paymaster general of tho army, setting
forth tbe estimates and amount
that will be required to
the equalization of the bounties. The adju
tant general's report gives tbe number of en
listed men, who enlisted for various periods
as follows: Throe years, 2,030,804; two
years, 44,400; one year, 391,752; nine
months, 875,881; eight months, 373,000; six
months, 20,439; four months, 42,000; one
hundred days, 85,507; three months, 108,
416; sixty days, 2,045. With respect to tho
information asked for in regard to bounties
paid, or tho sum necessary to equalize the
bounties of those who served, the adjutant
general says, it cannot be compiled from the
record of his office. He calls attention,
however, to the enclosed estimates, submit
ted to congress by the paymaster
general of the army in 1872,
1874, 1876, 1878 and 1880. In the
estimates .submitted April 22, 1876, the pay
master general states, that up to that date
there bad been paid in bounties to the en
listed, $385,917,682 and the adjutant general
states that since then there has been paid in
bounties $2,292,502, making a total of boun
ties paid to the date of his communication,
The first estimate of the amount required
for the equalization of bounties was made by
the paymaster general, dated January 15,
1872. It is based on tbe provision of the
bill then pending in congress, to give each
enlisted man, or if dead, to his heirs, bountv
at the rate of $S.33}£ per month for his term of
service. The paymaster general estimates the
cost at §137,275,107. He divides the estab
lishment into these classes as follows: First
class, tbe enlisted men regular army, who
entered the service between April 12, 1861,
and April 19, 1865, and were honorably dis
charged, 46,379, an average devotion to the
service of twenty-nine months. The second
class: Enlisted men of all classes, who vol
unteered, including those recognized for
completing the defense of Washington and
the slaves who enlisted, or were drafted be
tween April 12,1861, and April 19, 1865,
2,234,421; deducting substitutes 123,190,
and enlisted men from captured prisoners of
war 1.592, leaves a total of 2. 109,839, an
average duration of service of 28.7 mouths.
The third class: enlisted men who entered
for not less than three years, and who were
discharged on account of wounds, or while
on line of duty, 59,000; average duration of
service 7.3 months. The estimated cost of
equalizing the bounties of first-class: §11,
208,298; second class $504,505,328; third
class, $36,195,83. Total $519,383,169. This
sum, less the amount of bounties said, and
then payable under explaning of the laws,
equaling $382,108,004, was $137,275,105.
In March, 1872, tbe paymaster general esti
mated tbe amount necessary to pay bounties
at the rate of $100 each to the men "who ended
between May 3, 1S61, and July 22, 1865, and
who were honorably discharged, without
bounty, after a service of less than two
years, at $2,170,000. In April, 1874, he esti
mated the cost of equalizing all the bounties
at the rate of $8.33)^ per month for the term
of service to tbe date of tbe mustering out of
the organization at $161,543,644. In March,
1878, and April of the same year, be replied
to the resolutions in congress, asking for
estimates to tiie amount neces
sary to equalize the bounties
of the soldiers, who served between
April 12, 1861, and May 9, 1865, at the rate
of $8.33X per month for their terms of ser
vice, less any and all bounties already paid
them, under the provisions of any United
States or state law. At this time, he says,
the lowest estimate yet made for the equali
zation bounties is that made by tbe second
comptroller in February, 1874, calling for
$101,947,825, and from this amount the state
bounties would have to be deducted. If they
could be ascertained. Conjecturing that this
item would reduce the sum about
one-quarter, he finds at least $75,
000,000 for them would be necessary.
On February 1880 he sent another communi
cation to oongress in response to a resolu
tion asking for the estimate of money re
quired to carry out the provisions of the bill
then pending to give each enlisted man who
served between April 12th, 1861, and May
9th, 1865, and was honorably discharged,
after his heirs $8.33>*5' per month for his
time of his service, tbe 6ame estimate of
$101,947,825. If no provision was made
for deducting the bounties paid by the states,
and if there were such provisions, $75,000,
The secretary of the treasury has written to
Morrison, chairman of the ways and means
committee, with respect to practical opera
tions of the tariff act of March 3, 1883, and
pointing out many difficulties In the adminis
tration connected therewith. He suggests
that It would be well for congress to declare
the order in which the various parts of sec
tion 2,449, 6hall be applied to the correct
meaning of section 7 of the act. The sec
retary refers at length to the various pro
visions of the law as found on the numbered
paragraphs of the tariff, and shows how
extremely difficult it is to administer them
without involving litigation as to meaning
thereof. Many paragraphs are conflicting
and confusing, and in some there appears to
be two rates of duty for the same goods.
Parties in search of real fine furniture would
do well to attend the auction sale at the residence.
No.594 JackBon street, et 10 o'clock this morning.
A Side Board, Large Cooking Stove, Parlor Stove,
Uoal Stove, Feather Beds, Pillows, ets., Will be
Order your white shirts frijm Schulze & Mac-
Donald, 155 East Third street; $12 per half
London, Feb. 11.—It is reported that 300
Christian CathechiBts have been murdered
somewhere in Tonquln.
A new departure-^$12 per half dozen fot good
dresa shirts to order, at Schulze & MacDon
aid'8. f
Termination of the Traffic Agreement
Befftreen the Oregon Railway and
the Northern Pacific
Eastbonnd Rates to be Held till Wcdn«sday
When Differential Rates are Ex
pected to Cease.
Failure of the Repudiation Scheme of the
Memphis and Little Roc
Tiefirxing Freights.
The floods along the Ohio arc playing havoc
with the freights. The Ohio & Mississippi
road refuse? live stock, or perishable freight
for Louisville or points south. The Louis
ville & Nashville railway refuses ail freight
for points south of Evansville, Ind., or when
destined to points on the Louisville, Evans
ville & St. Louis road, or reached by the
Chesapeake & Ohio railroad. This is owing
to high water in the Ohio river. The Chica
go, St. Louis i\c Pittsburg road has given no
tice that, on account of high
water, until further notice it will
refuse to receive or forward freight
of any kind for Cincinnati or for points
south via Cincinnati, orforBatavia Junction,
Ohio; or for points on the Cincinnati A
Eastern railway, ot live stock or perishable
freight to or via Wheeling, West Ya., or to
paints on or via Scioto Valley or Chesapeake
<te Ohio road.
The Lake Shoro & Michigan Southern road
has also given notice that it will not receive
or forward any perishable freight for Cincin
nati or points tooth of Cincinnati: or freight
of any kind for Pittsburg, via Pittsburg ds
Lake Eric road, or for the Alleghauey, via
Pittsburg & Western road.
The Pennsylvania company declines to
receive or forward freight of any kiud for
Pittsburg or poiuts cast.
Want to Terminate the Agreement.
[Special Telegram to The Globe.J
New Yokk, Feb. 11.—It is stated by
officers of the Northern P.tciiic Railway com
pany that the Oregon railway and Naviga
tion company has given notice to the former
company that it wishes to terminate the
traffic agreement between the two compa
nies under which the Railway and Naviga
tion company agreed to give the Northern
Pacitic an advantage equal to 66 miles in 209
on all freight transported between Portland
and Wallula Junction and proprotionutcly
for shorter distances. The agreement was a
perpetual one and was entered into by the.two
coinapnies in '80, and the addition of the six
ty-six miles in settlement in pro rata b08i
ness was given to the Northern Pacific in
exchange for the privilege accorded by thi
Railway and Navigation company of the
right of way on the south bunk of the Colum
bia river. By this agreement the Northern
Pacific company was further allowed B maxi
mum allowance of 7J,; per cent on Inter
changed traffic when this amounted to 8,000
tons monthly, and this allowance also in
cluded passenger business, the whole beint,
subject to a yearly settlement and adjust
A Railu-ii;/ l!e/mdiatiiifi t
Nr.w Yokk, Feb. II.—A decision was given
in the case of the Memphis & Little Rock
railroad vs. Robert K. Dorr and others. The
bill is filed against the trustees and holders
of complainant for -{,0.000,000, and the
mortgage npon its corporate franchises and
properly for securing the same, executed
May 2, 1872, and seeking to annul the bondi
and mortgages upon the ground that they
were issued and executed by the complainant
without corporate power In that behalf.
Jndge Wallace dismisses the bill, and says:
'•The case is phenomenal In audacity," to
attempt to induce the court iu equity to assist
the corporation in repudiating its obligation.,
to its creditors, without offering them the
property it acquired by its unauthorized con
tract with them."
The Chicago & Evauston Railroad.
Chicago, Feb. 11.—The petition for an
injunction to enjoin the Chicago & Evauston
railroad from bridging the Chicago river, and
thus prevent its entrance into the city, was
denied in the superior court to-day. The
matter now goes to tbe supreme court, and if
the upper court sustains this view it will re
move all obstacles to the road's entrance
into the heart of the city. The company i.>
supposed to represent a prospective direct
connection with the Northern Pacific.
Cin'cixn-ati, Feb. 11.—A meeting of tbe
Western association of general passenger and
ticket agents, called berc for Feb. 13,. has
been postponed, subject to call, on account
of the high water.
Rail Notes,
Commissioner Geo. L. Carmen, of Chica
go, is in St. Paul.
The St. Paul has come into possession of
the Fond du Lac, Am boy & Peoria railway,
and the same will hereafter be known as tbe
Fond du Lac branch of the Northern divi
sion. The stations are Iron Mountain, May
ville, Kuowles, Brownsville. South Byron.
Camp Ground, and Fond du Lac, all in Wis
J. A. Munson, assistant general freight
agent, and C. S. Stebbins, genera!
traveling ageqt, both of the
Union Pacific, are in town, and
were looking around the Northern Pacific
headquarters yesterday.
Mr. Geo. K. Barnes, lately general ticket
agent of the Northern Pacitic road, left St.
Paul yesterday with bis family for Chicago,
where he will hereafter reside." He haetaken
an interest in the Chicago Cottage Organ
company. In a pecuninary point of view he
has very much improved his condition. He
has a host of admirers in St. Paul who will
always rejoice at his success, and who will
watch his course with the greatest interest. •
Mr. Oakes, of the Northern Pacific, is con
fined to his room with sickness.
The earnings of the St. Paul & Dulnth
road for the first week in February arc £13,
343.14. During the corresponding week
luatyearit was $15,141.13. This shows a
decrease of §1,798.90.
The Western Trunk Line association com
posed of the Union Pacific, the Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific, Chicago, Milwaukee
«Ss St. Paul, the Wabash, St. Louis <fc Pacific,
and tbe Chicago <fe Northwestern company,
have Issued a freight tariff which weut into
effect on the 8th.
[Special Telegram to the Glo'.je.J
Chicago, Feb. 11.—To-day people arriving
from the northwest registered as follows:
Palmer: Joseph Lcighton, J. B. Hoxie and
wife, I. P. Wrigh, J. B. Sauter, and wife, J.
M. Pvussell and sister, and A. P. Wallis and
wife, St. Paul; J. G. Chapman and Henry
Chapman, Eau Claire; Charles A. Pillsbury
and J. R. Rainey, Minneapolis: A. L.
Chapman and wife, Mandan. Sherman
bouse: L. Schlcissinger, G. B. Bcardsley,
Redficld, D. T., Grand Pacific: D. S. Frosk
elton, Minneapolis: H. P. Quick, St. Paul.
On Saturday and Friday nights a large pro
portion of the occupants of the sleepers on
the Illinois Central bound southward, were
Wisconsin and Minnesota people.
E. D. Cumings was one of the St. Paul
passengers on tbe Northwestern to-night.
Mr. Geo. W. Cross, of St. Paul, president
of the Rapid Transit Telegraph company,
started for New York on the limited this
Mr. II. Kirkwood, of St. Paul, was being
greeted on overy corner in Centralia, III.,
last Thursday. He was formerly one of the
most prominent citizens of capital of the
strawberry country.
The Moorhead Defaulter 111.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Moobhead, Feb. 11. —Czizese, the default
ing treasurer of this city, was taken seriously
ill to-day, and his early decease is appre
hended. The application for a writ
Of habeas corpus in his behalf, haa been
©tide to the court _.. .
The Fight at Cold Harbor.
Toledo, Feb. 11. —An animated illartiaitort
has been going on in the Columbus Blade
for some weeks as to whether the army of the
Potomac refused to charge the enemy a
second time at the battle of Cold Harbor,
when ordered, as is stated In most histories
of the late way. Gen. Grant was :»opea!ed to
and wrote the following letter to the editor of
the Blade:
New Yor.x. Feb. 7, 1884,
To the Editor of the Blade.
Dear Sir:—Your fuvor of January 31st is
to hand, and in reply to the question usk»?d
there, I will say, that I never gave any order
to any army that I commanded during the
rebellion to make an attack where it was dis
obeyed. It is possible, but I do not remem
ber the circumstance, that I may have given
an order for an attack at a certain hour, and
afterwards concluded that it would be hotter
possibly, not to make it. and have sent or
ders countermanding; but I do not remem
ber that an^- such circumstances as that took
place at Cold Harbor. Truly yours.
Signed, U. 8. Grant.
Social Ball!
Given by the Association of
Wednesday Evening, Feb. 13-
Bar in charge of Peter Berlcn,, and first class in
every department.
Corner of
Fresh anil Salt Meats of all kinds cottatantly on
hiind. yatiiifactlon guaranteed to all who trade
with me. 48-1-M
Firs Insurance Association,
Insurance Oompany.
T. M. Letton, Maniuvr Western Department,
I. AS.-!.T.<*.
Market value of all bonds and stocks f.100,3 IH .">H
Cash on hand and in bank 351,119 Qfi
Premium* la coarse of collection.. 74,000 4(1
-til other assets 1,011 'ii
Total admitted as«ets $387, iOT 99
Reserve for reinsurance $433,310 :.">
Unpaid losses OS.1/17 it;:
Other liabilities i;>,-lf>l 89
Total liabilities $347,589 S7
Net surplus $139,87:! (58
ill. OK >-»Jf. in 1KS.1.
i'rom premium* receive*! 1737,794 U
From interest and ditidcndtl -iZ, !43 86
Total income $;i0,898 15
iv. ■xrmtiTUBign» 1999.
Losses p:tid $304,987 sh
CemmissiouJ tad feroketaga 180,064 80
Salaries of ofieons and employes... 80,848 83
Tassn ". 18,339 81
All other expenditure,* 55,i>70 '■'■
Total expenditures $700,598 71
Total risks in force Dee. 3i, 1883. .$62,319,700 00
Kiskp written $1,071,856 00
Pramimas received 16,916 -n
Losses paid 13,904 30
Losses incurred 13,225 03
Department op lastttAM*, I
St. Paul, February, 1884. )
I, A. R. McGill, Insurance Comniis-lonor of the
State of Minnesota, do horeby certify that the
Fire Insurance Association InsuriUK-e Company
above named, has complied with the lau- of ti L
-tjite relating to Insurance, and i* now fully em
powered thraagh its authorized agents to traaa
net its appropriate business of tire insurance, i:i
this state for the year ending Januarv .''let, 1885.
A. It. McOILL,
Insurance Commissioner.
J. J. Watson. E. Rice, Jn.
363 Jaekson street Gilflllan Block,
Fire & MaiHisrace Co.
George lit. Sogers President.
B. F. Field Secretary.
Cash Capital^400,000.
Loan? seeurod by martgegM an real
eatate $-12,095 (M)
Mm-ket value of al! I.ondi* and stocks 013,103 0!)
Loans secured by bowl? and stocks
as collateral 1,550 00
('a;-h en hand and in |bank lO.B-JO K5
Premiums ia coarse of collection.. 81,417 00
All other assets 8,1">H 81
Total assets $70*3,994 ao
Capital stock paid tip $100,000 00
Reserve for reinsurance 111,380 57
Unpaid iosset 14,972 50
Other liabilities 2,125 00
Total liabilities, including capital $.528,478 07
Net surplus 1T8.460 18
hi. incoxe ix 1883.
From premiums' received $186,351 29
From interest and dividends 32,193 it i
Total Income $219,514 73
Losses paid $118,088 71
Dividends 40,000 00
Commissions and brokerage 31.52H y,\
Salaries of officers and employes... 14,075 00
TMes 6,771 49
All other expenditures 11,776 52
Total expenditures $221,140 25
Total riBks in force Dec. 31, 1833..$20,683,000 00
Fire $571,607 00
Losses paid 6,216 42!
Losses incurred 8,701 16 ;
Depautjieijt or tftsiMuacx- >
St. Paul, Febrnry, 1884. I
I, A. R. McGill, Insurance Commissioner of the
State of Minnesota, do hereby eertlfy that the I
Mercantile Fire and Murine Insurance Company I
above named, has complied with the laws of this
Start* relating to insurance, and is now fully em
powered through its authorized agents to trans
act it*- appropriate business of fire iqsnfMKe, in
this state for the year ending Januarv 81st, 1888
A. R. M'CU.r,,
Insurance Commissioner.
J. J. Watsox. E. Uice, Jn.
363 JacKson strset, Gilflilaii Biock.
st. paxjl, anus?.
Of. PriGe'a
p^ gFEC&Al*,
J___fiJL J0_ M&* JL
Prepared from Select Ft
thai yield, the finest I'im,
Have been used for years, j.
come Tltc Standard Flavoring
Extracts. IV one of Greater
Strength. None of such Perfect
Purity. Always certain to im
part to Calces, Puddings, Sauces,
the natural Flavor of the Fruit,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
lak»r« ot r.-iia!!*- Ttut Bern*, Dr. Prta*'. l're*a BtktBf
1 (jo I.t. aud Dr. Krle.'f Calqa* Ptrfu,,.
Notice for Judgment.
Oma or the city Tr.rA---rr.Kn, I
B». Paul, Minn.. l\\>. 13, lStJ4. f
I will mnkc Application to the District Conrt.
in and !'•!!» Om county of HamHcy, and Stat..- ol
Minnesota, nt the special term held Suturtluy.
March l, ;HH-i, at tin* Conrt lli.ii.--c, to St. Paul,
Minnesota, (or judgments intul the siren
and real estate embraced in a warrant in m>
hands for ths collection of unpnld MSSssiMnfs,
with intercut :.ml costs thereon for the hcreinuf
tei iinnu'd *■[)(•( i:il SSBOSStt—_>.
All in the city of St. l'uul, county of Safes*/,
and State of Minnesota, when nnd where all p*r
r-on:- interested may attend and bs heard.
Tbe owners and description of real estate sro
as follows:
Assessment for Planting and
Protecting Shado and Orna
montal Trees on Both Sides of
Como avenuo, from Rice street
to Lot 8, Como Villas.
Supposed owner and Ain't nf
description. Afsm't.
Cath. Pairo. Part "f the following: K'ly of
Ci ni" avcn:ic. commencing at SK corner
of V- of .'..■:»i ol Section 86, Town «1»,
Range 28, thence N :.<> ft, thence W 830
ft, thence 8 "> ft, thence W 0 ft, thence S
:>i rt. thence _ 88Q ft to beginning (ex
cept l;i a street) ...$10 2i
Came. I'nit W ly of t'omo avenue,
of the following: CoauaeDCing at SE
corner ot' S'i of ttH of Section 30,
Town 39, Bangs 88, Umbos n 5t> ft,
lheme W 880 ft, thence S 5 ft, thence \V
ii ft. thence 8 81 ft, thence K iiatl ft to
beginning (except Kite street) 1 00
Korin'i Enlargement to Lafond'a Addition.
Su pposcd owner and Am't of
description. Lot. Block. Assm't.
II Btefena (excepts 50 ft
of L 150 it, 8 50 ft of ■
135 It, aud Como avenue) 7 3% $30 50
t Lofoud's Addition.
.Supposed owner and Am't of
description. Block. Assm't.
U. A. Smith and est of G Ilewitt,
(except N 150 feet of I 40 ft)
part N'ly of Como avenue of...81 $30 75
Same, (S of Como avenue) 31 20 50
Same, (except Como avenuo) 80 41 00
Same, (except Como aveane) 10 41 oo
I.' A Smith, (S id Como avenue). .20 5 25
Since. (Soft 'omo avenue) 30 61 50
J J O'l-ary, (8 of Como avenue). 18 36 00
<' K Keller, (except < omo SVence)18 10 »'»:>
Wm Dawsou aud est of G Hewitt. 5 10 25
Humprey's Addition.
Supposed owner and Am't of
description. Lot. Block. Assm't.
Wm Dawson 5 3 $» 25
Same 4 3
Same 8 3 8 25
Same 8 8 8 88
8ami l 3 8 25
John Kiltmen 17 2 8 35
!• Q Oleson IH '-' 10 88
Wm Duwson IS 2 7 25
Hamprey'i addition.
Suppose- owner and Am't of
description. Lot. Block. ASSBI t
H M Skeber M 2 $8 25
Saaic II ?■ 9 25
Wm Dawson 11 2 7 20
si. Paul Warehouse & KU
valor company 15 7 12 25
Same 14 7 10 H
Same 13 7 10 89
Same. W 17 feet of 12 T 8 :■•
v i) Walsh - 33 ft Of 12 7 6 I
St. Paul Warehouse & Etc- i
vator company 11 7 18
Same IU 7 10 I
Eame 0 7 lo -
Sume H 7 10 3
-ame 7 7 10 '-
Same tt 7 10
same 5 7 10 -
same 4 7 10
Same 3 7 10 !
Some 2 7 10 *.
sume 1 7 1" %
fane » 8 10 ■!
Same 8 8 10 fi
Same 7 8 10 '..'
St. ."ani Wareh >nse and El
evator company 6 8 $10-.".
Same "> 8 10 *:
Sume 4 8 10 SA
fane 3 8 10 •:-.
Same 8 8 10 83
Same 1 8 10 25
Senrsr'a Addition.
'apposed owner and Am't of
description. Lot. Block. Aeam't
A. Hearer i bal$lo 25
Same 5 2 7 25
Same 1 4 6 25
Foundry Addlt'on.
Suppo.-cd Owner and Am't of
description. Lot. Block. Assm't.
McTeague Bros 4 10 $10 -'.'.
Maine 5 10 10 «
B. Bsnmlng 12 8 -'5
Supv >.-<-i'. Owner, Am't <l
and description. Assm't
It. P. Lewis. 8. W. !± of N. W. % of 8ec
tion -i'j, 'Ih'.mi -J'.t. ilr.wji; 2.'l,exe ;.: Como
avenue and Dale 'treet > 14 T.j
Su'iposi ;! OWtn r, Ain't '.f
sod description. Assm t.
T. Uiitterrielii. That part of X. E. »i oi
s. ii. K m of Section A, Town n, Bangs
24, E'ly of Como ro:n!, (except Como
avenue and Dale stre t.i §25
Ales I'am-cy. Part N'l - ot ( ,.mo a.c
nne, of S E H of X !. , ».'*$,
town », range •-'■! (i seepi Dale stnttj 331 oo
; art S'ly of (.omo nvcuijc.
il ■* of X E & of section M, i a-.x.
«»P "■'■'' 3W 00
M A \ui DONS. Thai purt of X % id
t w ii of x | ij of lection 98, to\. n
29, ran^r M, X of Como sveate 66 50
I ame. Pari -^'iy of Como avenu;. of S W
K of X E \ of -e-tion it), |0«m It,
«*■•" ~a 112 00
Como .'illa-j, St. Taul.
Supposed nwir-r and Am't of
description. t 0 t. Asian't.
Estate of J ii Itminey ("except Como
av Nile) |S |s -25
S;tm<»'E'lyof I'omo avi-niif) HJ 8'» "■>
Sume (W'ly of Como avii.ne) 58 67 50
Mary A BtedttSB (sMeepl t omo avo
•••■*-•) 13 6 r«
Estate <>r ■) c Ramsey iX'iy of tuino
•-"ve.i.ei n si 3,-*,
•■ame:' of Como avenue- 11 80 .'0
>a::i'.'. x ept Como uveinie » it) 44 ',5
All In U • city of st. Paul, County of Ramsev,
Stfl'e of Miuii(->utji.
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