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Official Paper of the City and County.
No. 321 'Wabashaw Street, St. Paul.
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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.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 30.02. 27 BJS Cloudy
La Cfosse 30.15 28 S Cloudy
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
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
Bar. Ther. Y.'ind. Weather.
Duluth 30.14 -2 XE Lt enow
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.
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.
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 }[email protected]!4c; oats were also a shade higher,
ind pork commanded [email protected] 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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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."

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