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BT THE ST. PAUL GLOBE PRINTING COMPAQ V, No. 321 'Wabashaw Street, St. Paul. ST. PAUL, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16. JW TEMS OF THJIoBE" SEVEN ISSUES PER WEEK—BY CARRIER One Year, payable in advance $8 00 Six Months, payable in advance 4 2.") Three Months 2 25 Per Month 75 SIX ISSUES PER WEEK—BY MAIL, POST AGE PAID. One Year $G 00 SixMonths 3 50 Three Mouths 2 00 One Month 70 All mail subscriptions payable invariably in advance. Seven issues per week by mail at same rates as by carrier. SUNDAY GLOBE. By Carrier—per year $2 00 By Mail—per year, postage paid 1 50 WEEKLY GLOBE- By Mail—postage paid, per yeaj 81 15 DAILY WEATHER BULLETIN. Office Chief Signal Officek, ) Washington, D. C, Feb. 15, 9:50 p. m. ) Observation? taken at the same moment of time at all stations named. UPPER MISSISSIPPI VAM.ET. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. St. Paul 30.02. 27 BJS Cloudy La Cfosse 30.15 28 S Cloudy NORTHWEST. Bar. Ther. Win* Weather. Bismarck 30.00 -19 E Clear Ft. Garry 30.20 -25 Calm Clear Mimicdosa 30.27 -25 X Clear Moorhead 30.05 -9 XE Cloudy QuapeUe 30.19 -18 E Clear St. Vincent 30.15 -18 S Lt snow KOnTHERN ROCKT MOUNTAIN' SLOPE. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. Ft. Assinaboin..29.85 -9 E Clear Ft. Buford 29.98 -10 E Clear Ft. Custer 20.73 -7 SW Fail- Helena, M. T.. .29.00 -12 NE Fail- Huron, D. T 29.90 2 NW Clear Medicine Hat...30.47 -20 XE Cloudy UPPER LAKES. Bar. Ther. Y.'ind. Weather. Duluth 30.14 -2 XE Lt enow DAILY LOCAL MEANS. Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather. 30.105 8.4 5.6 SE Cloudy Amount of rainfall or melted snow, 0, max imum thermometer, 34.0; minimum thermom eter, -18.0; daily range, 52.0. River, frozen. - Below zero. Xi.tk—Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. P. F. Ltons, Sergeant, Signal Corps, U. S. A. TO-DAY'S WEATHER. Washington, Feb. 15,1 a. m.—Indications for npper Mississippi: Warmer, partly cloudy weath er, followed by light rain or snow; southerly winds and falling barometer. Missouri: Slightly warmer, partly cloudy weather; light snow or rain ; winds generally southeast to southwest: falling barometer, followed by rising barometer on Sunday. YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. Coarse grain and provisions were more active, and prices higher at this market yesterday. At Milwaukee and Chicago the market opened weak, and prices declined, but at the close-a firmer tone prevailed. At Milwaukee wheat closed %c higher than on Thursday: at Chicago wheat was un jhanged for March; May }^c higher and June 3^c »bove the closing price of Thursday; corn ad rnnced }4@!4c; oats were also a shade higher, ind pork commanded 18@20c more than on the orevious day. There was no change in money on Wall street. 3onds were steady, government fours higher; itate bonds were dull and railroads strong; St. ?aul9 sold up to 112%, Hastings and Dakota livision to 118%. Stocks were quiet but strong, with but slight changes. The features of the day were Kock Island advancing % to 125, Louis ville & Xashville, Union Pacific and Western Union Telegraph; the latter was especially strong. The general list advanced in sympathy. There was only a small business in mining shares, with prices rather weak. Congress added two hundred thousand dollars yesterday to the national fund in aid of those who are suffering by flood. The case calls for prompt and generous action, and if it appears that twice or three times that amount is needed to afford human relief, it should be prom pi}- given. Senator Sherman began to hear from Danville yesterday, and in a day or two his "outrage mill" will be in full operation. So far there is only a small prospect of a show, ind it is quietly understood that the Senator would be glad indeed if be could stop the wind-mill he bas set going. The old iceberg sees no profit in store for himself, and un less a grist comeB to his mill, be cares noth ing for white men or "niggers." He curses the stupidity which inclined bim to take up the cudgel for the Republican confederate Brigadier, and swears he will never be any body's cats-paw again. He would retreat if he dare, and proposes to drop the thing as soon as he decently can. Secretary Lincoln, in declining an in vitation to the Harvard alumni dinner upon the ground that colored graduates were not invited, may have gratified his own senti mental feeling toward the colored people, but he did not contribute an iota toward moulding public opinion to adopt a similar view regarding the subject. Neither did he per form an act tending to remove tbe barrer that exists, and always will remain between the two races. On the contrary he exhibited demagogical tendencies, and because of high position, inflicted a real injury upon tha colored people. Mr. Lincoln may be narrow enough to suppose that such an act will prove of assistance to the colored race. H political ambition prompted bim so much, tbe larger bis folly. A man of the small calibre of Lin coln cannot appear in public without showing the weakness of a little nature. The Republicans are still undertaking to limber the "hot box" which halts their claims to being able to win the November stakes. They para phrase the old salvation cry "What shall I do to be saved," with the agonized riddle, "Whojcan carry New York?" CanPresl dent Arthur? Can General Logan? Can Sen ator Sherman? Can Mr. Blaine? Can Sen ator Allison? Can Senator Ben Harrison? or Postmaster General Gresham? or Secretary Lincoln? The scheme of district representa tion has so upset the unit-rule machine that they are making a great deal of fuss because no candidate can waltz up to Chicago with the solid delegation of a state behind him. We shall see how the go-as-you-please style »f the reformers will work out. At present ihe old bosses are doing much growling, and ;he independents are stopping in the back yards with their fingers in their mouths. Oh, it's a nice party, but it don't own the earth. THE DANVILLE RIOTS. The investigation which began yesterday is to the character and responsibility of the Danville riots does not thus far show that the African is tbe meek and bumble sufferer, or the whites the unmitigated brutes, assassins and scoundrels which they are supposed to i>e by the republican press of the north. It nay be stated that whatever may be the na ,ure of the Investigation, and whatever be ,be facts elicited, it will be claimed by the press of the dominant party that the negroes were attacked without reason, and were shot or killed solely in the interests of local Democratic politicians. There is no possible good in holding the examination. The facts might show tha ne groes were tbe assailants and that the whites were forced to defend themselves. It might be even demonstrated that political causes had no connection idth the event, but this would not in the least alter the conclusion which the Republicans have already reached, a conclusiou which they reached the moment tlie news came over the wire that there bad i' ■-■ n a collision. The evidence thus far • li n, and which will be strengthened is to the effect that the negroes were insolent on tbe day of the trouble, that they rudely jostled white ladies, that they were turbulent, that they had assembled in num bers far exceeding the whites, and that they were evidently bent on provoking a riot. It will probably be shown if all the facts are elicited that the negroes either on their own account or from instructions received from their Republicnn managers, had determined on a collison, and that the whites were placed in a position in which they had to run or fight. Such at least is what is proved by a fair analysis of the testimony published in the newspapers within a few days after the conflict. This time it is probable the old howl of of southern outrages will be heard through the land, but will have no effect on sensible people. This instance Is clearly ©ne in which the negroes were the offenders, and the responsible authors of it are unquestion ably white Republicans, who projected it in order lo furnish material for the coming campaign. AS TO BILL WASHBURN. It is a trifle amusing to see the assumed air of surprise whieh the Minneapolis Pio neer Press puts on because Bill "Washburn has written a letter to tbe secretary of the treasury, urging the removal of some of the government offices to Minneapolis be cause the St. Paul building is overcrowded. If this Minneapolis newspaper, which is printed in St. Paul, Is really surprised at Mr. Washburn's action, it is the only party occu pying that position. His last move is simply consistent and in full accord with what he has always done. He is the narrowest, smallest minded man which Minneapolis contains. He has never during the five years jhe has served, lost an opportunity to stab St. Paul. It makes no difference whether his stab is any direct benefit to Minneapolis or not, if it is a move that will damage St. Paul he makes it, doubtless calculating that damage to St. Paul will redound to the glory of his own city. As far as the public in St. Paul know, brother-in-law Douglass is the only official in the St. Paul custom house who is "crowded." He resides at Minneapolis and brings down a pretzel in his pocket for lunch, to avoid squandering any of bis wealth in St. Paul. He is "crowded" also to hold on to his posi tion, and is hanging on to a place which an other man occupies on the ground that the government cannot only turn one-half of a brother-in-law out of office. Mr., Wash burn's view of the siteation in the St. Paul custom bouse must be derived from the "crowd" on Douglass. Why, bless Mr. Washburn's small soul, there Is room for twice as many officials in the custom house and plenty who would be glad to fill the addi tional places if they could get them and never complain of being crowded. Bill Washburn is about retiring from congress, because be is obliged to, but he still hopes to reach the senate. The Globe pre dicts that when that point is reached the Minneapolis Pioneer Press will be found his stalwart advocate. The time to knife such men as Washburn is when they are before the people. His political throat should be cut from car to ear, and it would have been, long ago, but for the aid rendered him by St. Paul politicians, including the P. P. THE BRADL- UGH SCANDAL. Bradlaugh, the noted English atheist, has been lor the third time denied his seat in parliament and has once more appealed to his constituents in Northampton for a re election. This case is getting to be notori ous, and is one which reflects about an equal amount of scandal on the House of Com mons, and Bradlaugh. It is not a presuma ble case that a country which produces such men as Spencer, Tyndall, Huxley, and Dar win, which is the very birthplace of the sci entific infidelity of modern days, whose churches show a smaller average attendance than those of any other civilized nation, has, in reality, the slightest sensibility whether or not Bradlaugh believes in the Deity or wheth er he denies his existence by refusing to swear by Him. It is all a piece of flagrant hypocrisy, an attempt on the part of the "legislative body to secure the sympathy of the ultra orthodox. On the other hand, the evasion, cowardice, and shifting which have been shown by Brad laugh are scandalous and should weigh against his reception into the House on the ground of his being morally, and socially un fit for the position. He is performing no work in the interests of toleration. People who sympathize with free opinion on religious matters cannot see that their cause is in the hands of a fit person while it is being man ipulated by Bradlaugh. They cannot but feel that he is a blatant, brawling and immoral agitator, and that, under the cover of his pretended fight for religious toleration, he conceals a most rep rehensible character. Taken all in all, the continued squabble over his case is a scandal in which parliament is getting much the worst of it, because it had reputation to lose which is not at all the case with the oppon ent. CURRENT COMMENTS. Accoruino to the Providence Journal the age of the men who go down to the sea In ships from that port ranges from eighteen to thirty-five yeais. It is rare to see a sailor of middle age, or advanced in years; captains are rarely to be met who aie more than forty or forty-five. It used to be the custom of sea-going men to pursue their avocation until they were in the seventies, but in modern times life upon a coasting vessel is too slow and monotonous, and long voyages and long years upon silent waters are avoided. Sea-going life no longer charms, and this may in some part account for the decadence of the American navy and Merchant marina. At all events very few people care to risk life and property upon ships built under the administration of the navy department, when it is almost impossible to find a vessel sufficiently sea worthy to navigate the blue Potomac. The city of Boston employs gass, oil and elec tric light for street lighting purposes. The gas lamps cost $84.33 per year; the oil lamps $14.50 per year, and the electric most $224.92. The electric light takes the place of three and a half gas lamps, but the cost of one electric lights, over three and a half gas lamps, is $112.77, very nearly double, and on the coal oil lamps on the same basis, the eleGtric costs about five times as mnc as the oil lamps. There is no good reason for the disparity in the cost of these three methods of supplying illuminating power. Gas is a monopoly, and lamp oil is said to be, and the electric light from its price would appear to be several monopolies rolled into one. All are good illumihating agents, and of these gas is the most practical, and probably, all things con sidered, quite as economical. There is about a ton of sense to the square inch of talk like the following by the Kansas City Times. "Farmer politicians, as a rule, are frauds of the first water. They are failures as farmers and as politicians are Cheap John dema gogues. They are just the men the corpora tions like to have in oflicial position. Their price Is a good deal less than that of the sleek, well fed lawyer, used to champagne dinners and the highest kind of living." Some of the Gran gers may think that pretty plain, but the truth has that peculiarity, and the language is very good "United States." The estate of Wendell Phillips was of the value of $250,000, and he had the wisdom to divide it without conditions to his wife and adopted daughter. He made no trumpery be quests to eleemosyary institutions, or provided for law-suits, The man who realizes that the living are beyond his care, and his estate passes from his control at death, has not lived in vain. The harsh and unreasonable criticisms appear ing in the New York Tribune during the recent engagement of T. W. Keane in that city, having been attribnted to Edwin Booth, the latter pub licly disclaims the authorship or the inspiration THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, SATIJEDAT MORNING. FEBRUARY 16, 1884. Mr. Booth says that "the article was written by his friend, Mr. Winter, whom he is not always able to control." It goes without saying that the critiques of "Willie" Winter no longer inter est the reading public. Ill-humor and imperti nent unfairness have destroyed the influence of anything he chooses to drop from his gall-dipped pen. The standing army of the United States is popularly supposed to consist of 25,000 men, but the actual number doing military duty through out the country is 88,000. In addition to this force there is the State militia numbering 6,419, 912, liable to military duty any moment. The country can hardly be other than gratified to realize that we are so much of a military people, that for 25,000 enlisted men, sixty-three more are employed to keep up the military establishment. Gov. Foster's remark regarding Arthur's weakness in Ohio is keeping the calico statesman before the public. The St. Louis Globe-Demo crat evidently thinks he should not "speak in meeting," as it aays: "C. Foster should allow silence to spread over those too frequent games of his, promptly and permanently." The symp toms are that Foster mast forebear telling some thing like the truth. As an idiosyncracy of old age, Mrs. Gladstone the wife of the English premier, now appears in public richly dressed and loadad with diamonds. At the period of her life when such toilettes might have been in good taste, the lady had much reputation for plain dressing. "An infernal machine set to music" was the compliment Gen. Bob. Toombs paid to Wendell Phillips. In its way the designation was a trib. ute to the eloquence of the famed orator, though not the most graceful form of expressing dissent from opinions expressed. A monument to Mrs. Sarah A. Dorsey has been erected at Xatchez by the direction of Jefferson Davis, who thus pays a public tribute to his ben efactress. GRAND FORKS COMMITTEE, They Make Their Final Report Ex pressing Abundant Satisfaction. [Special Telegram to the Globe.J Grand Forks, Dak., Feb. 15.—The sub committee of the committee of ten to-night submitted their report giving the investiga tions of that committee in detail, including the interviews with President Hill and Gen eral Manager Manvel, and their statement of facts alleging a community of interests. It begins by reciting the prevalent impression of foreigners and merchants to the effect that no through shipments of products were allowed by the railroad company, which they found to be an error, this road making even better terms than others. The report then takes up the question of the ca pacity of elevators, and adopts the suggestion of Mr. Hill that 300,000 bushels is small enough, the cost of building being but $2,000, and with steam apparatus, $2,150. It had been erroneously stated at $20,000 by the papers. Mr. Hill himself had offered to build them at the former rate. The committee thought Hill was right and that a change in capacity was uncalled for, but if, after their investigation and report, people were not satisfied, the company was willing to come down to any reasonable capacity. In regard to reduction of tariff, the committee bad gone to particular pains to gain infor mation, as tbe allegation was generally made that the rates of the Manitoba com pany were exhorbitant. The committee say that they found the suspicion without foun dation, after inspection and examination, they declare that the Manitoba gives no re bates. They spoke in high terms of the willingness of the railroad to redress griev ahces. The sub-committee on rates, which investigated the matter in detail, gave facts and figures to show that the Manitoba rates were more favorable on wheat than those of other roads. The sta tistics are elaborate on machinery rates. The excuse of the company is given and one class of rates criticized as being too high by reason of the raising of the rates. A reduc tion on flour, coal, lumber, etc., was asked for and that on coal and lumber conceded. The sub-committee strongly urges diversified farming as one solution of the difficulty un der which the agricultural community labors when there is a failure of the wheat crop. This 6ub-committee was composed of E. O. Faulkner, W. N, Roach and John D. Groat. The Man itoba company is generally vindicated by the committee, and the belief is expressed that it is the settled policy of the road to reduce rates In proportion to its earnings. The committee found that the reduction last year was ten per cent., but Mr. Hill could not specify exactly what it would be this year, but he assured them it would be all the com pany could bear. Wheat inspection is discussed and Mr. Hill's views adopted and recommended. This embraces local inspectors under state law, and amenable to same; a board of com missioners to whom appeals from the deci sions of inspectors in case of dispute can be made; the inspectors also to be sealers of weights and measures; elevator agents who cheat in grading or weighing to be punished by state law, their crime to be made a felony. The views of Farmer Harbaugh, of St. Paul, are also incorporated, and the committee thank him for his practical aid. His plan is to have a revision of grades by competent authorities and experimental stations, such as the one now established at Geneva, N. Y., and that grain inspectors and agents of buy ers be recommended persons of highest in - tellegence, who shall first have passed through a competent examination at one of these stations and be appointed by the su perior judges, as as to lift them out of pulitical influences. The gen eral committee adopted the views of the sub committee recommending diversified farming for best results-to this region. In conclusion the committee claims it has gain ed, through shipment to points east, the will ingness of the Manitoba officials to aid in correcting the abuses in the present elevator system, and an important reduction in freight rates. They speak in high terms of Mr. Hill's willingness to hear grievances and remedy them, and they recommend that if any farmer has any cause of complaint to take it to him, with the confidence that his wrong will be set right. The report of the rate committee was unanimously adopted and then the general report, with instructions to the chairman to embrace in it, in addition, the discussion of seed wheat and organization, which has not been embodied in it for lack of time the sub-committee, Major Hamilton and Mr. Faulkner, having spent all of last night and part of to-day in formulating it and writing it out. A motion was carried to publish the report in full and supply the entire northwest. The committee then adjourned. Territorial Auditor Ordway has sent the following to the United States attorney: Bismarck, Dec. 15.—Hugh J. Campbell. Fargo, D. T.: By the St. Paul papers of Feb. 13 I see that Wilkins and myself are to appear before the grand jury. Wilkins is at Pierre, but both will be present by first train on summons by telegraph. Answer. Geo. L. Ordway. W. Va., is pretty evenly divided as to voters, there heing 2,925 colored and 2,822 white votes. At Harmon, Ohio, W. R. Miller was found dead with two bullet holes in Bis body. His wife and brother are arrested, as she threat ened to put him out of the war, as she loved his brother better than him. They deny the charge. Mrs. Carrie Hunter, a wealthy lady living near Rogersville Junction, Tenn., was mur dered last night. No arrests. Frank James has arrived at Huntersville, Ala., and many applications are made to see him in the jail, but all are refused. He is in good spirits and says he will come out all right, as he has got rid of seven of the eleven indictments with which he started out. A premature explosion in a quarry at Rey mann's brewery, near Wheeling last night, killed one man and fatally hurt another. The Bankers and Merchants Telegraph company, made a mortgage for $10,000,000 to the Farmers Loan and Trust company, of New York. THE RAILROADS. A Rumor Denied That the Bock Island is to Control the Burlington .Cedar Eapids & Northern. Probability of Settlement of Northwestern and Central Iowa Traffic Associa tion Difficulties. Reported Cliange of Control of the B. C. R. AN. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 15. —A rumor was afloat to day and seemed to gain some credence that the Rock Island had secured a controlling interest in tbe Burlington, Cedar Rapids <fe Northern; that a meeting of directors would be held in New York next week; that Mr. Cable was there now to attend It and that Mr. Potter would leave to-morrow for New York for the Bame purpose. J. C. Peasley, second vice president and treasurer of the Chicago, Burlington & Quin cy, and director of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern, pronounced the story to be free from the slightest suspicions of truth. He said that there had been no change in the relative interests of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and Rock Island in the Cedar Rap ids & Northern, and there bad been no meet ing of directors called. Mr. Potter pronounc ed the story without foundation and instead of going to New York he will go to Washington in the interest of securing the national Democatic convention for Chicago- The truth of the matter is that the stock of the road is divided in thirds of which the Burlington and Rock Island own and hold In trust each one third and the miscellaneous stockholders the remain der. There is an iron clad agreement be tween them that no interest shall attempt to increase its holdings unless it purchases the entire 6tock of the other two. Proltability of Settlement [Special telegram to the Globe.j Chicago, Feb. 15.—There is pretty con clusive evidence that the Northwestern and Central Iowa Traffic association troubles will be settled without serious disturbance. The whole matter is nothing more than a stock jobbing scheme, and that when the specula tors have accomplished their pur poses all hands will come up smiling to a re-organization of the associa tions. There is one line, a member of both associations, whose officials express the live liest dissatisfaction with the speculative pro pensities of their contemporary officials. They say that this kind of work has become distasteful, and that if the outstanding line does not come to time at once, they propose to cut lose from the whole business, and in augurate a war of rates. There is little doubt that this will be successful in adjustingmatters. Restricting .Sale of Tickets. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] CniCAGO, Feb. 15. —At a meeting of tbe eastern passenger agents held to-day at Chairman Moore's office, the following was adopted: Resolved, That no line termina ting at Chicago shall have its issue of tickets at more than three outside offices other than the depot offices in the city of Chicago, and no connecting lines shall be permitted to sell its issue of tickets in the city of Chicago, it being understood under this resolution, that the Erie & Chicago amd Niagara Falls short lines shall be entitled to three outside ticket offices only." This resolution was vir tually that each line will maintain one inde pendent city office outside of the depot office, and in addition will put its tickets into the Palmer house and Grand Pacific hotel, al though it is left optional with each line to put its issue of tickets into any three offices oth er than those of connecting lines. Illinois Central Earnings. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 15. —The following are the estimated earnings of the Illinois Central for the week ending Feb. 7: Freight, $148,927; passenger, §48,063; miscellaneous, $59,450; total, $226,440; total for corresponding week last year, $213,903; increase for current year, $12,537. Will Re Considered a Cut. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 15.—Commissioner Ristine has notified the roads in the Texas Central association that "side rides" or deviation from true line of passage indicated by termi nal points in coupons will be considered a cut of through rates. An Adverse Opinion. Boston, Feb. 15.—An opinion was filled in |the ( United States circuit court otday by Jndges Lowell and Wilson, which is practically in favor of the credit mobiler as against the trustees, under the Oakes Ames and Union Pacific contract. The cases were those of Rowland Hazard, eommissioner, vs. Thos. C. Durant and others, the same vs. the same. Defendants filed demurrers and tho hearing was thereon, but the decision in volves all the points at issue, and some $16,000,000 is involved. These suits grew out of the same transaction. The plaintiff in the first case is the commissioner under the supreme court of Rhode Island. The al legations of the bill filed on Dec. 7-1882. are in substance, that the trustees, Thos. C. Du rant and six others to whom was assigned the contract between Oakes Ames and the Union Pacific railroad failed to account for many millions of dollars, under trust to the stockholders of the great Credit Mobilier of America, and the trustees been guilty of wilful negligence and misconduct in the managem nt of the trusts. The opinion aays, tak ng the narrative of the bill to be true, as we are bound to do by the demurrer, the trustees acting jointiy. having received many millions of dollaas in money and securities to property of the stock holders which they still retain, and refuse account for under the trust agreement, and they have been also jointly guilty of gross negligence and misconduct in the manage ment of the trusts, from which the stock holders have suffered loss. Importan' Ro'td Purchase, Chicago, Feb. 15.—The statement Is made that the Rock Island has secured full control of the Burlin gton, Cedar Rapids & Northorn railroad, running from Buriington to Albert Lea, Minn., and that at a meeting in New York next Wednesday, the change in the officership will then odcur. The road has been owned cojointly by the Chicago, Burl ington & Quincy, and was used by the for mer company as an outlet from St. Louis to the northwest, while the Rock Island has ueed as a part of its Albert Lea route from this city to St. Paul. It is understood that as soon bs the Rock Island has secured full control and acquisition, and the Minneapolis & St. Louis road will be amalgamated with the Rock Island, and cease to exist as inde pendent lines. A Secret Meeting. Chicago, Feb. 15.—Tbe general freight agents of the Chicago east bound freight pool held a secret meeting of the joint agents in Moore's office this afternoon. It is un deistoodthat Commissioner Fink telegraphed to Moore this morning, to ascertain the sen timent of the Chicago representatives regard ing the reduction of east bound freight." An authentic account of the result of the meet ing is not ascertainable. It is stated the agents decided to request Moore to inform Fink that they are in favor maintaining the present schedule of rates. Want to Reorganize. Chicago, Feb. 15. —Three of the lines comprising the Northwestern Traffic associa tion andjthe Central Iowa Traffic association, have requested Commissioner Carman to call a meeting early, with a view to the settle ment of differences and for reorganization. The general feeling of the petitioning lines is in favor of the reorganization or the asso ciation on a basis of money pools. Important to Railroads. Kansas City, Mo., Feb .15.—David Thomp son has entered suit against the Southwestern Railway association involving the disposal of freights in transit. The plaintiff bought a consignment of cattle shipped from Kansas, receiving transfer through bill of lading. He then arranged with a certain road to ship to Chieazo. The pool commissiouer. under Thompson's protest, sent by another road, and the cattle arrived a day late, on a falling, market, and a loss of $2,000, for which is the suit. Ticket Selling. Chicago, Feb. 15.—At a meeting of the general passenger agents of the eastern lines, it was resolved that "No line termi nating at Chicago shall have Its issue of tickets at more than three outside ticket offices, other than the depot ticket offices in Chicago, and no connecting line shall be permitted to sell its issue of tickets in the city of Chicago, it being understood by this resolution that the Erie & Chicago line and the Niagara Falls short line shall each be en titled to three outside ticket offices onlyj'. This settles a dispute of long standing. W A Denial. Chicago, Feb. 15.—The statement that the Rock Island road had secured tbe controlling interest in the Buriington, Cedar Rapids <fc Northern road, that a meeting of the directors of the latter road would be held in New York next week, is denied by J. C. Peasley, second vice president of. the Burlington <s Quincy, and a director of the Burlington. Cedar Rapids & Northern says there will be no meeting of the directors until the regular meeting. Pullman Car Contract. San Francisco, Feb. 15.—A contract is signed between the Central Pacific, the Un ion Pacific, the Chicago & Northwestern, and the Pullman company for through sleepers and parlor cars between San Francisco and Chicago, from April 1st. Denied. Boston, Feb. 15.—It is positively asserted by a prominent director of the Oregon Trans continental company, that no conference for the purpose of winding up the affairs of the company, or for any other purpose, has been held in Boston. Rail Notes. Business on tbe roads is light, andhas been for several days. The rates are undoubtedly being cut be tween Chicago and New York, but the rail road men here are all in ignorance of it. A. D. Charlton is in St. Paul, and will leave to-morrow night to take his position on the western end of the Northern Pacific road. The effort to swell up the scalping troubles is a very foolish one. The railroads have nothing to do with lt, and have no time for such nonsense. The Chicago, Milwaukee &, St. Paul road has issued a new freight, tariff, showing the rates between St. Paul, Minneapolis, Minne sota Transfer or Stillwater, and all stations on theMissississippi river, on the river,Dubuque aud Racine and southwestern division of the road. Quite a large passenger and emigrant travel is setting in toward Spokane, Portland, Seatle and other points on the other end of the Northern Pacific road. The emigrants come from the east, the south, and from for eign countries. The New England states are also furnishing a good many. The St. Paul & Manitoba rood is about to send abroad to Europe a new kind of an emi grant missionary. The plan is to send out a large number of small sacks of Red river valley wheat, which the road thinks will speak for itself with more convincing voice than anything that can be said or written. The first installment will consist of two car loads of these small bags, to be followed by others. Whapeton, D. T., Gazette: A rumor has recently been started that the directors ol the Manitoba Railroad company propose to build an extontion of their line,from Browu's Vnlley to Fargo, keeping twelve to fifteen miles west of the Fago Southern most of the way. If they do so, the object would seem to be to reduce the territory from which the latter road could draw its support to very nar row limits. It would evidently cross the Northern Pacific some two miles west ol Fargo, and swing around so as to enter that city on the track now leading to Grand Forks. This route, it is said, would shorten the distance about fortecn miles between Fargo and St. Paul. This rumor may be without foundation, but there is nothing im probable in the scheme. As that road would cross their Breckinridge extension in this county, it would shorten the distance con siderably between St. Paul and the points reached by this extension, and enable that company to control quite an additional amount of traffic. Milwaukee Sentinel: A circular to be is sued from the Milwaukee & St. Paul head quarters to-day will announce three appoint ments for the freight department of that road. John H. Boyle, who for years has been In the employ of the Milwaukee & St. Paul company, and is ot present serving as general agent at Council Bluffs, is given the division freight agency resigned by J. V. Mahoney last week. The Chicago <fe Council Bluffs, Racine ifc Southwestern in Wisconsin and Chicago divisions will be placed under his eare. The appointment of two other freight division agents, J. L. Kellogg and D. C. Jones, Is also announced. The former to the La Crosse, Wisconsin, valley, Praririe du Chien, Mineral Point and North ern divisions, and the latter to the Iowa & Minnesota and Iowa & Dakota divisions. The last two gentlemen named have been performing the duties of the office to which they are now appointed since the retirement of Mr. McCormick as assistant general freight agent several months ago. Other changes !n the Millwaukee & St. Paul freight department are likely to occur in the near future. Northwesterners in Chicago. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 15.—Among the arrivals to-day from the northwest the following are registered: Grand Pacific—E. N. Saunders, Arthur Bancker, E. V. Holcombe, J. Creigh Hill, Kingsland Smith, J. J. Watson. and wife, St. Paul; Jno. H. Griffith, F. A. Palmer. Jas. Tuttle, W. G. Northrop, Thos. Lowryj W. A. Reed, Minneapolis; G. W. Lyman, Jr., Neenah, Wis., J. L. Patten and wife, Winnipeg; G. F. Steele, Appleton, Wis.; J. A. Kimberly, Neenah, Wis.; Hugh Suther land and wife, Winuipeg; W. G. Bohn. Winona; R. B. Kirkwood, Jefferson, Wis.: G. W. Phillips, Northfleld, Minn.; Frank Steel, Appleton, Wis.; Peter Doyle and J. D. Lowler, Prairie du Chien, Wis. Palmer; C. F. Schaefer, St. Paul; B. Sternberg and W. C. Buchanan, Fargos D. T.; F, H. Johnston, Pierre, D. T. Lewis Lukes, Winnipeg; Miss Carrie Keyes, Wi nona: W. Harder, Sharey; Thos. A. Ander son, Winnipeg: E. P. Newman and wife, Eau Claire; H. Gillett, Hastings; C. C, Gar. land„Minneapolis. Sherman: T.D.Rice, Fargo; C. T. Search, Winona; E. A- Sherwin, Tomab, Wis.; S. M. Wax, Sparta, Wis.; J. Hiles, Yankton; E. H. Guil bert, St. Paul; Isaac Staples, Stillwater; C. C. Goodnow, Pipestone. Tremont: A. R. Pot ter, and C. L. Battenn, Minneapolis; L. E. Booker and H. Charlton, Pembina; E. H. Westman, Fort Howard, Wis.; J. A. Wegg, Pound, Wis.; D. Cline, Prescott, Marinetti, Wis; B. T. Rogers, Appleton, Wis. Still Alive. Up to a late honr last night, Julius Thill the young man who drove a bullet into his brain, Thursday night, was still alive, Yes terday morning he was removed from No. 3 engine bouse to the residence of his parents on Stewart avenue, and throughout the day he remained unconscious. As intimated in yesterday's issue of the Globe, the affair was no doubt an attempt at suicide, prompted by jealousy of a girl whom Thill thought was sharing her affections with another sweat heart. The main incentive was drink, as it is well known that the young man had been indulging freely for two or three days, and at the time of the shooting he was probably half crazed from the effects of liquor. A neat story of the late Baron Rothschild is told in the French papers. He was very busy one morning, when the Vlcomte de L. P. was admitted into his office. The baron, absorbed in his reading, said without- lifting his head, "I am at your orders, sir; take a chair." "Pardon me," was the answer, "I am the Vicomte de L. P." "Ah," said the baron, not looking up, "take two chairs, then." WASHINGTON. The Chandler-Manning Case in the House Yesterday. Democrats Getting Themselves in a Very Bad Fix. The American Hog Losing Friends-No Re taliatory Measure Probable. The Forfeiture of Land Grants for Uncom pleted Northern Pacific Branch Lines , to be Recommended. [Special Telegram to the Globe.J Washington. Feb. 15.—It is understood that at a secret session of the house commit tee on public lands held to-day, the question of the forfeiture of the Northern Pacific land grant was diseussed for some hours without reaching a conclusion. It is stated that at the meeting to be held next Monday the committee will decide to recommend the for feiture of a portion of the grant of tlie North ern Pacific, probably only those parts of the grant pertaining to uncompleted branch lines. THK CHAXDLEP.-MANNIXG CASE. The Democrats of the house to-day proved how short is the step between sublime impu dence and ridiculous failure, an exhibition that they might have saved themselves had they taken the precaution to fidd out iu ad vance whether the speaker would assist them in their contemplated coup d'etat. A party never made itself so ridiculous for so little purpose as the Democrats have made them selves on the Manning-Chalmers election case. To begin with Manning Wed to play the high moral game, and announced in advance of the meetinsr 0 congress that he should not claim his seat under the certificate the governor gave him. because it was so palpably in defiance of tbe facts of the case. He expected his party to compel him to take his seat and bear ail the odium, while he enjoyed the seat and re ceived the plaudits of the country for his un common uprightness, so he did not tile his certificate with the clerk, but on the first day of the session Mr. Converse, who has ai-trd all through as his champion, produced tin certificate and proposed to have Man ning sworn in. The house did not decide tin matter the first day, and that night Convent evidently ascertained that his programme could not be carried out, andthe next day he moved that Manning's certificate and the other papers in the case, which embraced the election returns tiled by Chalmers, be re ferred to the committee on elections, to re port whether Manning had a prima faeu right to a seat. The Republicans succeeded iu having the question broadened so that tin committee was instructed to ascertain whether either of the claimants hud a prima facie right. The committee consist. of nine Democrats and six Republicans, but four of the Democrats were unable to report in favor of seating Manning ou ids certificate when the house had referred to it various other papers which proved beyond all ques tion that Manning was not elected ou the face of the returns. This report of a major ity of the committee, including four of the nine Democrats has been discussed by the house for three days, aud bas been opposed by all the leading Democrats in the house who were not members of the committee, such as Randall, Dorshcmier, Curtin am. Tucker. Dorahemier went so far as to eigne that Manning's own admissions could not at ford the house an excuse for not Beating bin because the admissions before the trial of :. man accused of crime could not be need against him, and Robertson said that Man ning's certificate was as sacred as though ii was written by au angel, signed by the Al mighty, and transmitted to the house from the courts of Heaven. A piece of bombast he struck out before the speech went into th. record. democrats getting frightened. A number of Democrats had a meeting to day in the committee room of Mr. Money, of Mississippi, and decided to take a hint from the performance of Bradlaugh ant. swear Manning in without action and befon the house should know what was happening. Gen. Curtin was selected to give an air of re spectability to this high handed proceeding by bis gray hairs and his distinguished per sonality. Getting the floor for five minuter during the hour lor closing the debate he made aflowery declamation about the grc at sea of a state and the right of the sovereign state of Mississippi to have even- one of her districts represented in the house and then marching down to Manning he took him bj the hand and led him to the clerk's desk Converse had sent to the clerk of the com mittee 09 privileges and elections and tr<it Manning's certificate, and Manning followed Curtin with the precious document in his hand. The careful governor of Mississippi, by the way, had not certified that Manniu^ was elected, but that he approved from pa pers In the office of the secretary of state t( have been elected. Joe Blackburn, whosi ambition used to be to "wipe out ai with a sponge" all the post bellum egislation fell In behind Manning am! closed the procession. There were groans and derisive laughter from the Republican and some attempts by the Democrats to en courage the great triumvirate. They ar ranged themselves before the speaker, and Curtin demanded that Manning be sworn in. They had reckoned without their host. Kei fer was a man who would do anything that the leaders of the Republican party wanted done; but Carlisle is not that kind of a man. He had no stomach for Curtin's performance and flatly refused to do his part, declaring that he had no right to administer the oath to a man whose claim the house was then in the very act of consid ering and was upon the point of voting upon. The three gentlemen twirled their thumbs and looked sheepish for a minute, and then slunk off to their seats. The minority of the committee got separate votes on their two propositions, the first to the effect that Man ning's certificate was in proper form, and the second that he ought to be seated, hopinir that Its plausibility would carry the first point through easily, and then the honse would feel itself committed. This seemed to be understood, and the house rejected the harmless first part by a large majority, and after the second part was voted down, adopted the majority report. Mr. Turner, chairman of the committee, made a very strong speech in closing the de bate, answering each of the Democratic ob jections to his report. His most effective point was on Randolph Tucker, who had protested against going behind the great seal of Mississippi. Mr. Tur ner reminded bim that in the Mayo case he would go behind the great seal of his own state in a case where a member had pre sented a regular certificate and been sworn in, and to actually suspend a sitting member till the committee on elections had investi gated his title. The Democrats do not need Manning's vote. They do not pretend that they can keep him in his seat in congress. He forfeited all claims to his party when he confessed that he was not elected and de clined to take his scat on this certificate, but the Democrats wanted to- put him In his seat and then stave off a decision on the merits of the case as long as possible, so that Manning could get as much money, that he had no right to, as possible and so that Chalmers, who is poor and whom they hoped to starve out, could be kept out of his seat and stay there till near the end of this congress. THE AMERICAN HOG. Mr. Storrs bas seen Speaker Carlisle and most of the members of the committees on foreign affairs, commerce and agriculture, in regard to his proposal for a system of inspec- tion of hog products and bas found on tha part of all a cordial approval of his plan. No plan of retaliation has any chance at all in this congress, with the single excep tion of Mr. T-wnshends resolution which simply confers on the president the power ol closing our ports to deleterious articles from abroad whenever in his judgment such i course may be nectary. ThU, by the waj is the only project that is pending before anj committee of congress, and it is possible thai it may be adopted as a supplement to othct legislation. Mr. Carifck thought the commerce committee was the proper one to havn charge of the enbject, end Mr. Storrs found Mr. Reagan thoroughly tatamted and in full accord with him, as were the other member* of the committee as soon as seen. Mr. Storri is drawing a bill embodying the p* which has already been endorsed by the New York Produce exchange and the details >>f which have already been iu print, and Mr. Reagau will probably take personal charge of tbe subject nHntroduee the bill as early al possible, Ther seems to be little or n« UOOOVoj i'-i .yuisage of such a Mil. TUK LATEST MOVE FOR MA NX ISO. * Not satisfied with the decision of the house against the validity of Mr. Manning's cer tificate of election and again! . la as th•• b inporary representative at the second congressional district of Mississippi, his ! riendfl advise him to appear at the bar of the house next Monday and asked to be sworu in as a member. They adtlse him that th gorernment'e certificate would be examim ■ ! by the speaker, and being decided tu be in due form the speaker would liavt no option, but to admlnistei the oath of office. Senator* elected by them to-night that Manning i- seriously con sidering the propriety of taking this action and that it will be done unless otlicr coun sels prevail before Monday. They claim that ex-Senator McDonald and other in fluential Democrats advwe that Manning -till has the right to demand thai he be sworn in and that the speakers ruling against the proposition, when made by Curtin, ol IVnn-ylvaniu, to-day, is no Indication decision on Mondry, because Mr. Curtin made an absurd blunder in bringing Man ning to the bar at the stage in the proceedings, when he could no) be recognised for that pur;..-.. On the other hand it is said that the boM step now suggested would only result in mak ing Manning more ridiculous than his pre vious conduct in condemning his own cer tificate of election. The opposition would raise the point that the Validity of the certiii eate had been considered and decided ad versely by the house by a recorded vote, and the speaker would be obliged to take notice of that decision and refuse to administer the oath to him. [Western Associated Press.] Washington, D. C, Feb. 15.—The presi dent accepted the resignation of John •'. New, assistant secretary of the treasury, to take effect from to-dav. Secretary Lincoln was before the house committee ou appropriations this morning, while that committee «as preparing the joiul resolutions which subsequently passrd both houses, making an additional appropriation >f *'200,000 for the relief of the sufferers by the floods. Secretary Lincoln said he thought the appropriation asked for to-dav. makings total or $500,000, would be sufficient foi several days. He has ordered a boat with supplies to be sent from Parkersburg, W.Va., and there will then be seven boats On the river between Pittsburg and Cairo, distribut ing Clothing and provisions. Qenera] *axtou, of the U.S. A., telegraphs .'rom Louisville that the relief steamer, Mat tie Hayes, left there this morning with75,00(1 rations lor points below. She passed si Shawneetown. Qenera] Baxton also says h< B informed that there is great distress In the imaQ towns above Louisville on both sides o iie river, and asks authority to charter s steamer and purchase supplies for their re let The secretary telegraphed authority tot dm to proceed as suggested. A telegran rom Capt. Cushing, U. 8. A.. Pittsburg says e- has engaged the steamer, Katie Btockdale and loaded her wijh provisions and clothing and started out to afford relief when neces -an.-. He says he has already expended $50,. 000* and has about |8,900 left. He n greater distress prevailing at Ir.intou, Cat etteburgand Gallipolis. General Baxton, oj Louisville, In a supplemental telegram It is Impossible, st present, to estimate the extent of distress prevailing In thai vicinity, but as many thousand families have been thrown out of employment, it will be necea ■>ary to afford relief for many weeks to eome. The secretary telegraphed authority for tin expenditure of additional sums of money at allows: Maysville,Kentucky, $1,000; Vanca rarg, Kentucky,$50d; Milton. Indiana, 15001 Augusta, Kentucky, §500. LOTTEHY MAILS. The house committee on post offices and post roads agreed to report favorably the bill amending the section of the revised statutes authorizing the post master general to stop ielivery oi registered nmil or money orderi U) fraudulent lottery companies, by striking out the word "fraudulent," thus including all lottery companies in its pr >vMons. INTERSTATE BILL. Thehouse committee on comrnerc eonclud "d the consideration of the lirst sect ion of th« Reagan bill, to regulate interstate commera ami decide to embody it in a proposed inter* -tate commerce bill. THE RED CROSS. Telegrams from Clara Barton indicate that all tlie K:-d Cross societies are actively at work ou behalf of the flood sutTcrers. Chi cago has sent $4,000, and the societies in the south, s"\-en of which in Louisiana, alone. conttnus to send money and supplies to the upper O.iio, even while t e floods are de scend-n j upon them. Untl further notice the contributions should be directed to the National Red Csoss association, Cincinnati. FliEE LABOR. Thos. Mellon, a capitalist of Pittsburg, was before the house committee on labor to-dny, and made an argument in behalf of free la bor as distinguished from organized labor, This latter, the gc nth man said, did the agi tating and asked for legislation to protect it. fie did not ask that organized labor be abol ished, but wished it should not be sRowi interfere with free Ichor. He asked that or ganizations should not be allowed to coerce men to work or not to work. LAW FOR THE INDIAN' TERRITORT. Senator Vance reported favorably to-daj from tlie committee on territory, a bill to es1 tablish a United States court in the Indian territory. It provides for the establishment 'of a United States court, with jurisdiction over the Indian territory, aud that all the provisions of the revised statutes as to crim< inal procedure and limitations, shall apply U it. Senator Hlil introduced a bill to ehaagl the limit of the appropriation for a publifl building at Denver to $750,000. A large number of dispatches to the Hon. Wm. R. Morrison, chairman of the commit tee on ways and means, urging the speedy passage of the bonded spirits extension bill, have been put in pamphlet form for distribu tion among the senators and representatives of congress. There are telegrams from prominent bankers and merchants at Louis ville, Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, Peoria, Pittsburg and Omaha. The list is headed by a dispatch from K. Proctor Knott, governor of Kentucky, The lines of Frank James have not fallen in pleasant places recently. He Is now in custody of the United States marshal at Kan sas City, with no apparent obstacle to his be ing taken to Albama to be tried for alleged grave offenees against the government com mitted in that state. What prospect there is of convicting him there we cannot state, but the scene is a good ways from his base. Lucy Stone relates the following anecdote of the late Wendell Phillips: I rem em be! when the world's Anti-Slavery Conventlo* was held in In London in 1S40. Mr. Philrip< was sent a3 a delegate, accompanied by twj ladies. Mr. Phillips refused to go in. Thos* in attendance at the convention did every thing in their power to induce him tochanga his mind, but he remained firm and did not go in."