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Official Paper of the City and County. ET THE ST. PAUL OtOBE PRINTING COMPANY, No. 321 Wabashaw Street, St. Panl. ST. PAUL, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19. SEW TERMS OF THE GLOBE. SEVEN ISSUES PER WEEK—BY CABBIES One Year, payable in advance S3 Of) Six Sonths, payable in advance 4 to Three Months 2 J2."> Per Month 75 SIX ISSUES PER WEEK—BY MAIL, POST AGE PAID. One Year $0 00 Six Months 3 50 Three Month? 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 8'2 00 By Mail—per year, postage paid 1 M WEEKLY GLOBE- By Mail—postage paid, per yeaj $1 15 DALLY AVEATHEU BULLETIN'. Office Cms* Sigk.Ii. Offices, ) Washington, U. C, Feb. 18, 9:50 p. m. \ Observation* taken at the same moment of time at ail stations named. urri:i: MISSISSIPPI vai.i.i.y. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. St. Paul 29.43 37 8 Lt Rain La Crosse 29.54 43 S Cloudy NORTHWEST. Bar. Ther. W;nd. Weather. Bismarck 29.87 -9 NW Lt Snow Ft. Garry 29.84 -9 NW Clear Minnedosa 29.78 -17 NW Hazy Mooilnad 29.01 - 5 NW H"vy snow Quapelle 30.00 -23 NW Clear SfcVincenl 29.88 -9 NW Cloudy KOBTHSBK r.OCKY MOUNTAIN SLOPE. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. Ft. Custer 29.97 -2 S\V Clear Helena, M. T...29.85 11 W Clear Huron, D. T 29.80 -2 NW Cloudy Medicine Hat...80.22 -19 W Cloudy UPPER LAKE?. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. Duluth 29.40 M Calm Lt Rain DAILY LOCAL .MEAN'S. Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather. 29.585 32.9 28.8 S Cloudy Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .0, max imum thermometer, 44.0; minimum thermom eter, 22.3: daily range, 21.7. River, frozen. - Below zero. Note—Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. P. F. Lyons, Sergeant, Signai Corps, U. S. A. TO-DAY'S WEATHER. Washington, Feb. 19,1 a. m.—Indications for upper Mississippi: Colder and partly clondy weather; light rain or 'show; winds shifting to northerly; higher barometer. Missouri valley: Light snow and generally Cold, partly cloudy weather; northerly winds; higher barometer. YESTERDA Y'S MARKETS. The grain and produce markets at St. Panl Were quiet and dull. The Milwaukee and Chi cago markets were depressed and lower, the former closing % c under yesterday's close. At Chicago wheat fell 17gC below Saturday's closing price ; corn closed y 2 %\z lower, and oats y 2 @%c below Saturday's close. Pork fell 48©55c. Money was easy at 1@1 y 2 percent, at Wall street. Government bonds opened weak on 4^8, but closed stronger. State securities were quiet, Railroad bonds were strong, active and higher. The stock market was fluctuating and rather drooping; Chicago & Northwestern opened weak and declined, leading the general list. Union Pacific, however, bore up the market and caused a reaction, which was again broken by the failure of McGinnis & Co. The market closed tame at y 2 @2% per cent, below Satur day's close. Union Pacific closed at 82. Chicago will get the Democratic national convention. St. Louis can't shine. Charles Bradlaugh and our R. C. Mit chell can pose as martyrs to the spirit of the age. Persons having the courage of such damaging outspokenness, must have some of the corresponding fibre to suffer a little for them. 'Tis only persecution that can distinguish such reformers. The Republican party is hard up for presidential timber when it has to depend on Logan and Lincoln. The former is an orig inal secessionist, who sold his convictions for a general's star, and the latter is the mere shadow of his father. Unable to rely on their own abilities for bread and butter, they are seized on as men proper to fill the most exacting, delicate, intellectual position in the gift of the nation. The House Committee on Post offices has agreed to strike out the word "fraudulent" and so apply the prohibition of the mails to all lottery companies making no discrimina tion whatever. There is some sense in that nuthod. When only "fraudulent" lotteries were forbidden to send mail matter, the question was always open as to what compan ies were meant. There is no harm prohibit ing- them all the use of the mails, in fact it is the right thing to do. - No matter what criticism is made on Queen Victoria's recent book, let us com mend its honest English diction, and its streightforward, unmistakable candor of about his father's "limb"—hurt in the only painful slip of his lucky career. The distinguished Mr. Driscoll, with his hand upon that portion of his anatomy where the heart ought to be located, displayed his zeal on the city printing question at the chamber of commerce, yesterday morning. Mr. Driscoll omitted to state that he once or ganized a printing pool and charged nearly double the present prices. If he regards the present figures unfair what is his opinion of the highway robbery which he perpetrated in his pool arrangement? The St. Louis Globe-Democrat occupies Borne space to say that the Republican party owes the nomination to Arthur. All right. Pay your debts. Give him the nomination, if he will settle on that basis. Never mind if John Sherman becomes disgruntled, some one will pay bis hotels, and he won't kick after that is done. Of course after the nice lot of certificates of character Arthur has procured, it would be a shame for the g. o. p. to owe him anything. The honest thing to do is to pay him up, if it takes an other four years. While lhe press of the country is citing passages of Wendell Phillips' oratory how's this for a specimen of what Senator Ingalls, of Kansas, can do in regard to John Brown the anti-slavery inrytr, sacrificed by Henry A. Wise. "Out of the portentious aud menacing cloud of anti-slavery sentiment he sprang like a ter rific thunderbolt, whose lurid glare illuminated the continent with its devasting flame, and whose reverberations among the splintered crags of Harper's Ferry were repeated on a thousand battlefields from Gettysburg to the gnlf." gj It will be readily guessed that Senator In galls was'nt in the ''shock" of the abolition struggle. He survives to wrestle with the language. President Arthur is giving the "smooth handle" promiscuously, as is most becoming in a candidate for President. A company of school teachers made a call upon him the other day, and the Executive edified them with the- assertion that the happiest days of his life were passed in teaching school. It was in the school room, he said, that he im bibed the principles which enabled him to act as President. It must have been a"husky" ■ school that Chct. Arthur taught, if it was there that he learned the value of ';soap" and all about the game of push pin in low, tricky politics. Maybe the school masters be lieved the gammon that played upon their ear drums while in the company of the first gentleman of the nation, who passed from the pedagoeues desk to the White house, will if they are sensible people, they must have thought that it was a happy day for th£_n, that in school-keeping they do not "Imbibe the- principles"' which placed Arthur, in the purchased presidential office. If school keeping involves the learning of such lessons I the school masters will do well to look for j some honest calling. ~INIiE~H OG~ Late foreign newspapers eon tain a good \ deal in regard to the American hog question, ! and it is but just to add that the discussions ! ere much more temperate than those which j have occurred in the American newspapers, I aud among American politics. The Times, of London, thinks that this.difficulty may be adjusted by considerate action; that is by this country taking measures which will 3how that we are not acting under the influence of mere exasperation. It commends what baa already been suggested by cooler heads in this country to the effect that the Govern ment, before even considering measures of retaliation, should first officially ascertain whether the complaints of Germany and France ore well founded. It is well known that nothing of the sort : has been done, and that the action of con gress is founded solely on the clamors of J someill-judgingandintomperate newspapers. ! Our government has no right to act upon any ! such demand. If It have any right to take action lt is only after an official examination has satisfied it that the German and French complaints have no foundation in fact. It would be a pity to be obliged to add any more to the long list of officialism with which thi; coun try is already afflicted, but unless the gov ernment shail first falisfy itself that the for eign prohibition is merely a measure in the interests of foreign hog raisers and has no reference whatever to the diseased condition of the American product, it has no right to act. If It should appoint inspectors and in this guarantee the purity of the hog product, it would then clearly have the right to take measures to relieve the dif ficulty. Just now the action of the house of repre sentatives by people interested in the expor tation of hogs. They say their pork is all right; the Germans and French say the reverse, and the latter, as they speak offici ally should be presumed to know best. The appointment of a commission to examine into the matter and the creation of inspectors to certify to the character of the pork for exportation would remove much of the pend ing misunderstanding. If foreigners, after this government had officially passed on the quality of the American hog product, should choose to prohibit it, then there would be some excuse for discussing measures of retaliation or such others as would be most likely to secure the end sought for. O FFICIO USNES 9 R ER UK ED. The return of the Lasker resolution by Bis marck is regarded with a good deal of indig nation by the press of this country, and in being thus indignant the press and people yield to a very natural instinct of right. Lasker was looked upon as a great man and he was undoubtedly a great man in his line of thought and action. But there are some other points from which this matter may be viewed, and they should be taken into consideration before a final conclusion is reached. If some mem ber of the English parliament were to die, some member, who is notor ious for his advanced views and his opposition to the great majority of the body, would it be regarded as just the thing for the federal house to pass sympathetic resolutions and forward them to parliament? Suppose that during our rebellion some noted opponent of the war and a member of congress had died, what would have been the feeling in case some foreign legislative body had forwarded a series of resolutions indicating the re spect and admiration in which the per son was held by the body sending it? Sup pose some such thing had been done by the English house of commons In regard to some such member of our congress, would not every man in the north have regarded it as a gross and deliberate insult? As a matter of fact it was simply inexcusable impertinence to send over the Lasker resolu tions. There is altogether too much of this sort of thing. The legislative body which has the charge of this country has at no time during the last twenty years shown itself capable of properly managing our own affairs. One might argue from the fact that, lacking the ability and honesty to care for its own in terests, it would have the decency to let alone ._ the affairs of other nations. Such does not seem to be the case. The Pograms who constitute so large an element In our congress believe not only that this is the greatest country in the world, but that it is their mission to run the affairs of all the other nations. The result is getting to be that the inexcusable indul gence of these blatherskites is fast leaving us without a friend. During the internecine struggle among ourselves the entire world stood looking on, anxiously praying that the result of the fight might be the destruction of both the combatants. Congress for the next few years should give its attention very closely to its own af fairs. It is understood that the capitol has included of late years more corruption, thievery, ignorance, demagoguery and the like than any other building in the world used for the transaction of national affairs. Now, there is a change. A new party has come to the front, and one of the most de sirable things it can do, is to exactly reverse the precedents set by the Republicans and strictly mind its own business. Europe can and will get on without us. Let us first get our own affairs in good shape after which if there be pressing need we can proceed to fix up the deranged affairs of the remainder of the world. , CURRENT COMMENTS. Pound parties for the aid of flood sufferers are being given in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer thinks that one of the sadest features of the flood is a poem upon the subject by Col. Will S. Hays. Hannibal Hamlin, of whom much need to he heard has nothing now to do but go fishing. He set out on a trip to northern Maine last week. Queen Victoria in her new book only men tions the Prince of Wales once, which is under stood to indicate that she feelsjno motherly pride in the heir to her throne. Apropos of the marriags of Captain Paul Boyn thn with Miss Maggie Connolly;at Chicago, his friends in wishing him joy indulge the hope that he will get on "swimingly." JUD3E Tourhee, owing to ill health, has can celed his remaining lecture engagements. There is no loss to the public, though it is to be hoped the author of a "Fools Errand" is not very ill. Since Mrs. Frelinghuyseu has been at pains to make a public statement that "Mrs. Carlisle and we are friends," a great cloud has disappeared, and white winged peace gently rests upon the country again. It has been discovered that Sectetary Chandler has become so much of a sailor that when a salt cellar is upset at his dinner table he immediately tosses a pinch over his left shoulder. These old 'salts" have some queer superstitions. George Bliss is suggested as the successor of THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1884. Brewster, attorney general. It is doubtful If such an exchange would be in the interest of economy or good law, and surely it would be very bad politics, even if he is one of Arthur's pet chums. Things must be in a bad plight in the city of Brotherly Love. The Philadelphia Times cays unless something is soon done with the streets in that toWn the horse cars vijll have to be fitted out with life preservers. What Philadelphia needs is to have the St. Paul chamber of com merce regulate its affairs. In an article upon Wendell Phillips Cassius M. Clay says: "I think that John Adams' for Amer can Independence, Webster's speech for the Union, and above all, Lincoln's speech at Gettys burg for the liberty of all mankind, are greater speeches, of more powerful eloquence than any utterance of Phillips,or any other abolition orator or rather speaker.'' That is keen, analytical criticism, but it is just. Marriage licenses in Maryland have cost the contracting parties &1.50, but the legislature has taken the case in hand, and the state Senate has passed a bill reducing the fee to fifty cents, and it is presumable that the House will agree to a measure that is qnite popular. Four dollars and a half may have been too large a fee, but it a marriage license is Worth paying for at all fifty cents is a ridiculously small sum to charge for it At the concert given last Sunday afternoon at Music hall, Cincinnati, for the benefit of the flood sufferers, by the Abbey troupe, Christine Nillsou sung in the first part of the programme, "Angels Ever Bright and Fair," and in the sec ond part, "Please Give Me a Penny,"' after which she passed through the audience for a col lection. The great artist'was in superb voice, and appeared like an angelic inspiration to touch the hearts of the people. It was quite a surprise party that ex-Gov. Fos- , ter encountered in Washington, and he walked ! np to the door of the senate chamber and ex ■. pec ed to pass in 88 usual, and was told by the [ tutor k -eper that he could not be admitted. Sev eral little matters of this kind have admonished the Ohio man and that he has been a little too free in his comments upon persons in high places. If the administration cannot own men it has the disposition to snub them. Mrs. Caroline Browne, the mother of the late Chas. F. Browne (Artemus Ward,) Eli Pc-Tkins and Josh Billings, are each $5,000 richer by the death of Colonel Hunt, of Roscom mon Michigan,a wealthy lumberman, whose wiM devised the payment to them of the sum named. Col. Hunt was over fond of humor, and had a large library of humorous literature, prob ably the most extensive in the country. The rag pickers of Paris number 30,000, and are in constant antagonism with the police. Out of this number about 12,000 are kept under con stant surveillance, and are a class by themselves known as "swallows" ; 8,000 have been given a police medal, and are supposed to be honest and to return such lost property as may be found by them. These have divided the city into districts, aud quite a portion of them make a good living. The remaining 10,000 operate by day and never go out at night. The March Century is freighted with a paper by ex-Attorney General Wayne McYeagh, the son-in-law of Simon Cameron, describing the "Ideal President." The article shows the part his-hair-in-the-middle capacity of the talented writer. As a dreamer Mr. McVeagh Is hardly in teresting, and as a practical man in politics he is a "barren ideality." But his conceit is delight ful, as he predicts the nominee nearest the Mc- Veagh model will be the favorite of the people. The American people have not quite lost their senses. Electric Light at the Opera House. A trial test was made at the Grand Opera house yesterday afternoon of the maxim in candescent electric light, with which this amusement resort will be hereafter illumin ated. In all there are 270 lights, and at the test yesterday they worked like a charm, the pure, sun white rays bringing out the beau tiful colors and tints of the decorations to perfection. They are so arranged that the border, foot, center or house lights can be turned off, or given any degree of brilliancy desired, inde pendently of each other. These little lights burn In a glass sphere about two and a half inches in diameter, from which the air has been exhausted, and do not vitiate the air or give any perceptible heat. The fresh ness and purity of the atmos phere was noticeable by all present. The little lamps are fixed upon the gas fix tures with such care that but few little wires are visible. The lamps are so arranged that tdey increase the beauty of the chandeliers, and great credit is due Mr. H. W. Tucker, the electrical engineer in charge, ably assist ed by Superintendent C. B. Askew, Moore, and Master Frank Farwell. In the basement are two Weston dynamos, driven hy an Ide engine of a new type, a model of beauty and perfection, and here is noticed the skill and good judgment of Mr. A. W. Morrell, A. H. Gibbon and Secretary J. H. Woolsey. Everything works to perfec tion, and is pronounced the work of master engineers. By those competent to judge, it Is said to be the most perfect electric Installation west of New York. The incandescent is an infinite improve ment on the old method of illuminating by gas, the noxious vapors of the latter all being done away with. Great credit is due Com. Davidson and Mr. S. H. Woolsey for giving to the patrons of the Grand this improve ment. The lights will be seen this evening. STILLWATER GLOBULES. A report was in crculation yesterday, that small-pox had broken out in this city. Dili gent inquiry failed to elicit any foundation for the rumor. The manufacturing company are fast get matters into tb;.ir former shape. Quite a large number of men resumed work yesterday. It is thought that by the coming week the blacksmith shop will be ready for business. The quartette arrested Saturday afternoon, were easily disposed of yesterday morning. The two young men had previously deposited §10 cash for their appearance in the police court, but as the parties failed to show up, the $20 was declared forfeited. The two girls were ordered to leave the city, with which order they immediately complied by making tracks across the lake to their home in Wisconsin. That Stillwater has her share of saloons is certainly not to be doubted. But the state ment that these places are frequented by the police of this city is surely made with a reck less disregard for the reputations of men who are deserving of honorable treatment at the hands of the people of Stillwater. Three members of the force are known to be tem perance men, who never indulge in intoxi cating liquor of any kind. Such statements are well calculated to give the city a bad rep utation, when the facts are that rows or dis turbances on the streets are of very rare oc currence. It is claimed that Stillwater has not as many saloons according to population as either St. Paul or Minneapolis, but the de ficiency is being made up as fast as possible. Lower Main street will soon have two addi tional sample rooms, one in the building owned by Mr. Shelden, two or three doors south of the blacksmith shop; the other in the house next to that establishment on the north. Beside the two above named there are a few other persons who are shaping their affairs in ordor to assist in placing Stillwater on a level with the two larger cities. About noon yesterday a team belonging to a farmer made their escape from a yard on the St. Paul Hill, and with a sleigh attached, made their way east on Myrtle street, at an alarming rate of speed. Turning south on Main, a lady wus noticed standing directly in the track of the runaways, and apparently unconscious of the approaching danger. Fortunately, the frightened animals sheered to one side just at the moment when the spectators were expecting her to be knocked down and run over by the flying steeds. The team was finally captured by Officer Rearden, and were found to be quite badly used up by their hurried journey. Sullivan, the slugger, has returned to San Francisco from the north, and gives one evening reception instead of a week. Fire in the Oshawa (Ont.) Store works, caused a damage of $35,000; insured $32,000. THE RAILROADS. Lunitxr Rates.—The St. Paul & OmaJut Come to Terms. The indications now are that the demorali zation in Missouri river lumber rates will soon come to an end. A short time ago the representatives of the various roads interest ed in the traffic met in this city and decided to make an end to the disastrous war that has been going on so long and the committee of general freight agents that had been appoint ed about six months ago agreed upon differ ential rates, but could not act then because the Milwaukee withdrew from the agreement, was instructed to meet and propose new dif ferentials from the various points of supply, and in case it failed to agree to have the mat ter submitted to Mr. Bogue for arbitration. In tho meantime the roads were to maintain the' rates on the basis of 15 cents per 100 pounds. But before the committee could act the St. Paul & Omaha line violated the agreed rate, and the result was that the Chicago roads reduced the rate to 10 cents, which rate is sti11 being charged. The reason for the Omaha Line's action was that it had a contract with the Eau Claire Lum! er company, to run until next July, for handling the latter's entire business. The contract provided for the lumber company a rate two cents higher from Eau Claire than the rate from Chicago. The reduction of the rate to 10 cents by the Chicago roads was more than the St. Paul & Omaha could stand, and yesterday notice was received that it had succeeded in canceling the contract with the Eau Claire Lumber company and was now ready to enter into an arrangement with the other roads for the restoration and mainte nance of rates. The committee of general freight agents, it is expected, will meet this week and try to agree, and if it fails Commissioner Bogue will arbitrate the mat ter. The above statement from the Chicago Tribune of the 17th is correct except that part wherein it is stated that the St. Paul & Omaha road violated the agreement. Mr. Frank B. Clark, traffic manager of that road, is authority for the denial. New Line of Steamships. There has been established a new steam ship line called the Direct Swedish line, run ning between Stockholm, Malmo, Gothen burg, Christiania and New York, with regular sailings every two weeks. This company owns tour new steamers of 3,500 tons regis ter each, the Stockholm City, Gothenburg City, Christiania City and "Chicago City. Messrs. Olsen <fe Wright are the managers in Stockholm, August Leffler & Co. agents in Gothenburg, and C. E. Rollins,of Chicago, is the general agent for the United States. Mr. Rollins is at present general western agent of the Monarch S. S. line with headquarters in Chicago. These steamers are fitted up under the strict requirements of the emigrant laws of Sweden, the strictest in the world. This is the only direct line from Sweden and Norway to the United States and will from the start be the most popular line among the Scandinavians. The first steamer will leave Sweden and Norway the first week in April and after that the company will continne their regular sail ings every two weeks. The Short Line to Rutte. [Helena Independent.] In speaking yesterday of the talked of ex tension of the Utah & Northern to Helena, by way of the Red mountain country, a Hel ena gentleman, who has excellent reason for knowing what he is talking about, said he regarded it as a very feasible route. The distance from Helena to the summit of the range at the head of Ten Mile creek is about twenty-four miles. This much of the road was surveyed by the Northern Pacific several years ago when searching for the best plaee to cross the main range. It was found to be an entirely practicable route, and would doubtless have been selected if it had not been found that several miles of distance could be saved by the construction of Mullan tunnel—and distance is an im portant matter with such roads as the North ern Pacific. As stated,' above, the distance from Helena to the summit is about twenty four miles, and in no place does the grade exceed 110.7 feet to the mile, which is com paratively light for mountain work. So it will be seen that this much of the proposed short line to Butte could be easily built. From the summit to Butte (which is high up on the mountains) the road could, with two or three exceptions, be constructed with little difficulty along the western slope of the range, the whole length of the line being no more than forty-live miles between the two cities. The Third Railway Line Between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls Finished. [Eau Claire Free Press, lGth.] Yesterday the last work of the ballasting crew on the new extension to Chippewa Falls of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul was finished, and the road is now open for busi ness. Within two weeks, probably, regular local trains will be running on this line be tween the two cities, and the trains from Wabasha will run through to the Falls. These, in addition to those on the Omaha and Cen tral roads, will make fourteen trains each way daily. The St. Paul will land passengers in the heart of Chippewa Falls. The road has been built In the very best shape, with steel rails, and will be equipped in good style. It follows the valley of the Chippewa along its entire route, crossing the river three times and affording many picturesque views. The road has been a costly one to construct, but there can be no doubt that the increasing traffic, a liberal portion of which will natur ally fall to its share, will make it a remuner ative investment for the company. Rail Notes. The gross earnings of the Union Pacific railroad for the last year were $29,761,100; expenses $16,670,000. The St. Paul & Manitoba road has just pre pared and fully completed a very beautiful map of the road and the country through which it runs. It's a daisy. President Colby, who is in Boston, says he has succeeded in raising $2,500,000 for building the line of the Wisconsin Central road from Chippewa Falls to St. Paul. T. H. Dearborn, general western agent of the Baltimore & Ohio road, is in town, en route for Portland, where he goes to inspect the business along the route of the road. Mr. Fee is having prepared a very beauti ful arid attractive folder for the Cceur d'Alcne gold mines. The title page is black and gold. It will be twelve pages and full of Interesting news. Railroad officials in St. Paul were informed by cirulars that the Pennsylvania company will not receive or forward freight of any kind for Cincinnati,by the way of theCiucin nati, Hamilton «fc Dayton railway. Mr. Muir, Mr. Fee, Mr. Mayo, Mt. Han naford and Mr. Charlton, western passenger agent at Portland, left last evening for the Pacific coast, over the Northern Pacific. They expected to have got away Sunday evening, but did not suceed. On and after the 1st of March next, the jurisdiction of Mr. Emmet Blaine, division freight agent of the Northern Iowa division, will be extended over all this company's lo cal freight business in Iowa and the Iroquois branch in Dakota south of Iroquois branch in Dakota. Mr. H. H. Windsor, one of the most ac curate and expert shorthand writers in St. Paul, who has been in the ticket department of the Northern Pacific for three years, has resigned his position, and will go immedi ately to Omaha, to take a similar" position on the Union Pacific road. The Rock Island has opened the following new stations, and freight consigned to or from those points should be billed at rates as below: Auburn, two miles west of Englewood, Chicago rates; Underwood, five miles west of Neola, Ncola rates; Mar ion, three miles east of Cottonwood, Cotton wood rates. Chicago Tribune, Feb. 17: General-Man ager T. J. Potter, of the Burlington, left for the east on the limited express of the Penn sylvania yesterday afternoon. Although Mr. Potter states that his trip has no connection with the tripartite complications and his principal object is to attend to some private business at Washington, yet it is the opinion that he will have a conference with the direc tors of his company at Boston, and make them acquainted with the true condition of affairs. The Illinois Ceutral does not expect any trouble from the high water at Cairo. The tracks of the road are now three feet higher than they were in 1SS3, when the company did not miss a train. General Superintend ent Jeffrey telegraphs from Cairo that every thing is in good shape there, and that there need be no fear of damage to the property of the company or an interruption of traffic at that point. Larimore Leader, 14: The new railroad from Mayville north through Larimore and up the Elk Valley is now an assured fact. Mr. C. Holt, the contractor who did the grading through this section two years ago, has been the main spoke in the wheel which has been rolling around among the farmers along the line securing the right of way. He received instructions from the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul company several clays ago to hasten and close up his work at once. The right of way has been secured through nearly every quarter on the line, and Mr. Holt ex pects to have everything in apple pie order by the end of this" week. Preparations are now being made to commence work as soon as the frost is out of the ground. Lost His Nose. Last evening several rough fellows entered the Monte Cristo saloon, on Fifth street, be tween Minnesota and Robert streets, and be came so rough aud disorderly that the pro prietor of the place ejected them. After they got outside they became involved in a free fight, during which one of the men, James McGuire, had his nose bitten so badly that Dr. Abbott was called to see what he could do in regard to restoring the handsome and useful organ. He found it in a very demoralized condition, but he patched it up so that if Mr. McGuire lets lt alone during the night it will be of use to him. He was very drunk, however, at the time the doctor was restoring the severed parts and it is very doubtful as to whether or not it will be all right this morning. At 3 o'clock this morning the arrest was made of John and Tom Kelley the men who bit off the nose of James McGulre in the fra cas that occurred at the Monte Cristo saloon on Fifth street, in the early part of Monday night. The whole affair will come up in the police court to-day. Editorial Changes. New York. Feb. 18.—The editorial staff of the Brooklyn Eagle has been re-arranged, in so far as the re-organizatlon was made neces sary by the death of Thos. Kinsella. An drew McLean, managing editor of the Eagle for the past ten years, becomes editor in chief, Robert Burch, late of the New York Evening Post, becomes managing editor, George Gordon, member of the editorial staff for seven years, will be Mr. McLean's chief associate', and Major E. Page takes the newly made editorial position. The other members of the editorial staff, namely Geo. Bayard, Wm. E. Harvey, Maj. Farr and Albert Bur ton, remain as they were. The gossip cir culated about dissensions on the board of directors, and the probability Uiat some new man would be called in to succeed Mr. Kin sella, was baseless. ALL, AROl'XI) THE GLOBE. In Pittsburg, Pa., all the mills and glass factories start up this week, aud In the mills where strikes were, there is no talk of a re duction of wages. At the Methodist ministers' meeting, ut Cleveland yesterday, it was reported that 400 conversions were the result of the recent re vival sermons there. Governor Robie, of Maine, has nominated Hons. Win. L. Putnam and Ehoch Fister justices of the supreme court, in place of Justices Syraonda and Barrows, retired. A Are at Sparta, Wis., on Sunday fore noon, destroyed several frame buildings, oc cupied by a saloon and small dealers, entail ing a loss of about §0,000, with about S4,000 insurance. The St. Louis Democratic convention has sent a large delegation to Washington to look after its Interests to get the national conven tion there. $20,000 is subscribed to defray the expenses, and §50,000 can be got if re quired. J. L. Bethum, manager of Blind Tom, was killed in attempting to board a moving train at Wilmington, Delaware. The widow with a lawyer arrived to take charge of the body, but another lawyer wishes to hold the body until the arrival of the father of the de ceased. The fancy dress ball of the Liederkranz, given at the Academy of Music, New York, last night, was a brilliant event. Tje academy was lavishly decorated, and an im mense throng was present. The Chicago city council has passed an or dinance making licenses $500 and $150. A man named Swayne and his sou died at Eagleford, Texas, yesterday from exposure. Dr. Hasbrook, who came to Cincinnati from Kansas City in October, killed John Wilbcr, an express driver, who was abusing him. Business of all kinds is suspended at Sil vertoo. At Ouray, and other mining camps, the snow is 0 feet deep on the level. In some canons where the roads run, Its 50 to 60 feet deep. People have to use snow shoes to visit their nearest neighbors. It is thought the blockade cannot be broken before April. Most of the camps have run out of sugar, coffee and coal oil, but have a supply of meal and flour to last another month. Snow slides occur daily. No loss of life is reported, the miners being careful to keep out of their way. The snow is con fined entirely to the mountain districts, none having fallen in Denver the past two montes. LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS. A man employed on North Washington avenue had a row with a woman near his place of business last night. He undertook to tear her clothes off when both were arrest ed by Officer Daley. La«t night a breakman on the Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad named John Palmer was brought in from Merriam Junction for sur gical treatment. He had one hand taken off. and the other hand was crushed. Dr. Kin ney, the surgeon of the road has the ease under treatment. Seeking- Relief from damages. Boston, Feb. 18.—The Boston <fc Savan nah Steamship company are seeking to limit its liability for damages on account of the loss of the City of Columbus. The peti tion asserts that there was no negligence or incompetency on the part of the company, and that the claims on account of the loss of the vessel is likely to be greatly in excess of her value. latenws|roMakota. Killed by the Cars. The train in on the Southwestern picked up the body of an unknown man near Leon ard, supposed to have been struck by a freight train. He was picked up and taken o the station still aiive, but cannot survive. A Case of Persecution. The cases from Jamestown against Allen, a banker, and nendriek &, Barr. prominent business men of Jamestown, and all of ex ceptionable standing, for alleged crookedness in land transactions, were to.day put over to next term upon motion of the prosecution, as it conceded that there was no evidence of criminality- presented. The charges are made by a man in bad standing and are be lieved to be malicious and spite work. The Snow Blockade. Denver, Col., Feb. 18.—The snow block ade througout the San Juan district of south ern Colorado still continues. The Sllverton was worked a few hours to-day, when it went down with a snow slide. It was the first communication Silverton has had with the outside world since the 3d. One Good Turn. [Boston Herald.] Mr. Bontelle has rendered the country great service. He has made the bloody shirt ridiculous. Knocking out an Iconoclast. [Chicago News.] The Salvation Army has really displayed bravery. It tackled Bob Ingersoll at Den ver. CONGRESSIONAL. The Republicans Block Legislation in the House. The Senate Still Wrestling Over the National Bank Circulation Bill. The Senate. Washington, Feb. 18.—Senator Wilson presented two sets of credentials from Al lison, 8enator elect, from Iowa. Referred. The chair laid before the senate a preamble and joint resolution to the legislature of Ohio, relating to the exclusion of American pork from France and Germany. Senator McMillan presented resolutions from the board of trade of Minneapolis and the chamber of commerce of St. Paul, oppos ing the forfeiture of the land grants of the Northern Pacific Railroad company. Refer red. Senator Plumb, from the committee on public lands, reported adversely to the bill for the investigation of lands in the said reeion of the United States, which was in definitely postponed. Bills were reported favorably, and placed on the calendar, authorizing the erection of public building at Winona. Minn., and ded icating to the city of St. Louis a certain strip of land for street property. The following bills were introduced and referred: By Senator Harrison, for the admission of the state of Dakota into the union, on an equal footing with the original states. By Senator Vest, to provide for the carry ing on of the Improvements of rivers and harbors by contract. The senate took up and passed a bill fixing the terms of the United States courts in tha eastern and northern districts of Texas. It fixed the terms as follows: At Galveston on the first Mondays of Man-hand November, at Tyler the second Mondays of January and Muy. At Jefferson the second Monday-; of February and September. At Dallas on the second Mondays of January and the third Monday of May. At Graham on the second Monday of Mareh und the third Monday of October. At Waco on the second Monday of April and the third Monday of November. A bill was reported by Senator Cameron, of Wisconsin, to authorize the sale of timber on certain lauds received for the Menominee tribe of Indians in the state of Wisconsin, which was passed. A bill to provide for agricultural lands for the southern band of Ute Indians, in lieu of lauds heretofore provided for allotment to them, was passed. It provides for the re moval of those Indians from Colorado to Utah. The senate resumed the consideration of the bill providing for National bank circula tion. Senator Pugh spoke in favor of Plumb's amendment. Senator Coke followed Pugh, and favored the passage of either Plumb's or Vest's amendments, providing for the issue of treasury notes as bunk circulation is re tired. Senator Vest then addressed the senate on his amendment. He Baid he knew he was in a hopeless minority in his opposition to the national banks, as factors in the circula tion of currency, but he would express his views freely. He severely condemned the banks and the methods adopted by them to secure a perpetuation of their power. Sonator Jones, of Florida, opposed the proposition of Vest, and defended the banks. Senator Call thought all the proposed meas ures defective. Senator Plumb modified his amendment by a clause, providing Unit, '-If, when the Na tional bank circulation shall be surrendered. It shall not be token up by other national banks, within thirty days the secretary of the treasury shall issue its equivalent in Trea sury notes, etc." and by adding at the close of this amendment the following: " The true intent and meaning of this section being that the volume of paper money outstanding, exclusive of gold and silver certificates, .shall remain as now cxstlng." After au executive session the senate adjourned. The House of Representatires. Washington, Feb. IS.—The following bills were introduced and referred : By Mr. Reed, granting 830 acres of public land to each of the survivors of the Mountain Meadow massacre. Mr. Belford presented a resolution calling upon the secretary of state to inform the house whether Prince Bismarck has sent to his department any letter touching the reso lution recently passed by this house concern ing the death of Herr Lasker, and If so to transmit a copy of the same, and inform the house of any advice he may have received on the subject. By Mr. Nichols, to regulate the traffic on railroads aided by government bonds. It makes freight pools and discrimination in freight rates unlawful. By Mr. Cobb, providing for the paying of the costs of surveying lands granted the Northern Pacific, and subject the same to taxation. Mr. Holmes presented a resolution, calling on the secretary of the interior for informa tion, when the line of the Northern Pacific will be finally located, aud whether the com pany claims lands on which homestead pre emption entries have been made within the limit grant, prior to defining the location of the road, ami if so, whether such claims are being considered by the department. By Mr. King.for an appropriation of $500, 000 for the relief of the sufferers from the floods ou the lower Mississippi. Also for the distribution of seeds among the sufferers. By Mr. Dockery, appropriating $12,000 for the purpose of maintenance, under the direction of the chief signal officer of such additional stations as are necessary, iu order to secure reports and disseminate the same from and in Cincinnati and tributaries of our navigable rivers. By Mr. Storm, for amending the sinking fund act. It provides that after the 1st of July next, coin paid for duties on Imported goods as provided for in title 42, section 8084 of the revised statutes of 1S79, relating to the sinking fund, shall be applied as fol fows: First, to the payment of Interest on bonds and notes of the United states. Second, to the purchase and payment of one per cent. on the entire debt of the United States to be made within each fiscal year, which is to be set apart as a sinking fund, and the interest on which shall, In like manner, be applied to the purchase or payment of the public debt, as the secretary of the treasury shall from time to time direct. Third, that the residue be paid iuto the treasury. Mr. Eldridgc said he had received a peti tion from gentlemen containing statements, which, if true, would interest Hatch, of Michigan. Referred. By Mr. Holman, calling on the secretary of the treasury for information as to how much money now In the treasury can be applied at this time in liquidation of that part of the public debt now payable, without embarrass ing his department. Mr. Dorsheimer, from the committee on judiciary, moved to suspend the rules to adopt a resolution fixing a bill for granting copyrights to citizens of foreign countries, as a special order for the 27th instant. Messrs. Gunther and Deuster demanded a secoud, which was ordered, 34 to 38. In op posing the bill Deuster read au article from the Chicago Tribune of the flth inst., which asserted the result of Dorshcimer's bill would be to make books dear. The motion to sus pend the rules was lost, yeas 156, nays 98, not the necessary two-thirds. Mr. Dorr, from the committee on coinage, weights and measures, moved to suspend the rules and adopt a resolution making the bill for the retirement of trade dollars the spe cial order for Tuesday, the 11th of March. Mr. Buckner favored immediate action. Mr. Townshend opposed the bill. Until the last twelve months the trade dollar had circulated side by side with the standard dol lar and no cry came up for its redemption at par. At that time the bankers repudiated the trade dollar and merchants refused to receive it. It immediately depreciated to 80 cents on the dollar, and went into the hands of jobbers in New York, who now wanted to have them exchanged at par. The motion was agreed to by 44 to 6. On motion of Mr. Steele, the rules were suspended and the bill passed, to relieve cer tain soldiers from the charge of desertion. It removes the charge of desertion against any soldier who served in the late war in the volunteer service, when it shall be made to appear such soldier served falth fulh until the ex^iratton of his term ol en- listment, or until the 1st of May, 1S05, or was prevented from completing bis term of -service by reason of wounds received, but, who by reason of his absence from the com mand at the time It was mustered failed to receive an honorable discharge. On motion of Mr. Bingham the rule* wer suspended and the bill was passed, fixing at lc for each four ounces the rate of postage on seeond class mail matter when sent by persons other than the publisher, or news paper agent. This Is substantially the bill introduced by Townshend. The rules were suspended and a reso lution was adopted setting aside March 12th for the consideration of the bills amending the Thurmau sinking fund act and tor the payment by railroad companies of snrveyors' fees. A motion to adjourn here interposed but it was voted down on a yea andnav vote by the Democratic side, which desired an opportun ity to set aside a day for the consideration of a bill to pension the survivors of the Mexi can war. Another motion to adjourn met the same result. The rule* were suspended and a resolution was adopted providing for night sessions on Friday evenings for consideration of the pen sion bills. r After another motion to adjourn wa« voted down the pen-ion commtttee were called, and Hewitt, of Alabama, moved to sus pend the rules and adopt a resolution making the Mexican pension bill a special order for tbe 31st Inst On this motion many Republi cans refrained from voting, leaving the house without a quorum. A call ot the house was ordered and the sergeant-at-arm* was ordered to take absentees Into i and bring them before the bar of the hou-e. At 2:15 a. m. the house is still in session, with little prospected an adjournment before daybreak. The opposition on the Republican side to the resolution Is reported by Hewitt to b based upon what they considered the broad provisions of the bill." It provides for plac ing on the pension roles the names of those who served thirty days in the Creek war, or the disturbance of 1835 and 1886; <>r in the Seminolesor Blaekhawk, as well as those who served sixty days in war with Mexico. Ili> eoek suggested to Hewitt, if he would agree to amend the bill, so that it would merely ap ply to the survivors of the Mexican war, there would be no objection to the resolu tion on the Republican Bide. Thi 5 proposi tion Hewitt declined to accede to, and mo notony call was continued. Au exciting and angry seen.' ensued upon the«juestion ot excusing. Mr. Bruinm, who admitted he left the house after the contest had begun. Upon this showing the D crats voted against excusing him, and Mr. Lamb moved he be fined. Mr. Browne, hid., opposed the motion. It was a fact within tbe observation of ereij gentleman who had witnessed the proceed ings of the house this evening, that the whoie matter had degenerated into a farce. lit then made a strong arraignment of the coucuet of the boose, in the cases of calls, declaring it as disreputable, and calculated to bring upon the members the deserved con tempi of the country. At 3:48 the bouse is still in session, with no prospect of a vote or adjournment ANOTHER BIG FAILURE, Northern Pacific Stock Downs a Firm in New York. They Got Bit last August, but Kndlcott Asks Now for the Cash. New York. Feb. 18.—The failure of Mc- Ginnis Bros. cZ Fearing, was announced to the stock exchange just before the close of business to-day. It was stated In a letter of of the Arm announcing Its inability to meel its contracts, that its liabilities to Ute mem bers of the exchange were small. The tart that three members of the lirm were also members of the board was an assurance that all debts at the exchange would be paid in full. The announcement had less effect on the market, therefore, than lt otherwise would have had, although In the last few minutes of bus iness the stocks in which the firm was generally supposed to be interested, declined rapidly. There were no transactions under the rule for account of the suspended tinn. The Tribune gays: "The Immediate cause of the failure Is said to have bei n a peremptory demand by the Oregon & Trans continental company for payment of some $75,000 which the firm owed "it. Wm. Endi cott, Jr., of Boston, who succeeded Villard as president, is said to have demanded an immediate settlement of Its account* on 8at urday before he started tor home. The l.iil ure is not wholly unexpected, because of dif ficulties under which the firm was known to be struggling. The liabilities are mainly to customers of the firm. whose margins and profits have supplied it recently with working capital. The amount could not be approximated, even this even ing. It is known the debts an- small, The engagements at the stock exchange are the obligation to the Oregon & Transcontinental company, a loan of $40,000 St the Fourth National bank, which is secured by ample collaterals, and something over $-20,000 due George M. Pullman, on account. Mr. Pull man was said to have been one of the largest customers of the house. It was soon learned that Pullman was a creditor, and not a debtor, and that within a few days be had token up stock carried for him by the tirm. Mr. Pullman of the Palace Car company, says: '-I have not sold any stock for at least a year. I am not only the largest stock holder, but I hold more stock now than 1 ever did before. I have bought 800 shares to-day at the low prices Which arc current. I do not know how much cat stock the firm may have been carrying for its Chicago cus tomers, but the amount could not be over 2,000 or possibly 3,000 shares. At tbe time of the failure, it certainly was not carrying any stock for me. I was interested iu West Hhore bonds and slightly In Northern Pacific stocks, in addition to the car stock, but foi several weeks I have been taking up securi ties. There is a small balance of some* thing over $20,000 due me from the firm. That is the extent of my connection with the failure. I am very sorry the firm has been obliged to suspend. I have known John McGinnis, intimately, for a long time. He lived iu Chicago several years, and his popularity gave the firm a large patronage then'. The members ui the suspended firm declined to make any state ment regarding the suspension, referring the inquirer to a well known member of the stock exchange. This gentleman said, no assignment has been made,and lt Is expected the firm will be able to resume business in a short time. The liabilities and assets cannot be es:imate<:, but little is owed to the members Of the stock exchange. No sales have been made under the rule, and none will be made, except possibly of a little Northern Pacific common slock, as private settlements have been ar ranged of most of the exchange contracts. No, suspension is not due to losses on grain or on produce, and the Chicago correspond ents of the house will not be affected by the failure. Their business in grain and"pro visions has been strictly a commission busi ness. The failure docs not affect the present position of the stock market. It is due to losses sustained in Northern Pacific stocks in last August. It was precipitated by the pressure brought against the house by the Oregon «k Trans continental company." This firm owes about $75,000, I understand to that company aud it was the action regarding this indebtedness which prevented the firm from successfully bridging its troubles over. O. D. Baldwin, "president of the Fourth National bank, said the suspended firm owed the bank $40,000, but loan was abundantly secured by collaterals. He was completely surprised at the failure, as he had not the least intimation the house was in trouble It began business in the morning with a handsome balance, a large one in fact, that it had carried for some time. The house has stood high on Wall street, not only as regards Its financial strength, but as respects the popularity of its members. It has done a large business, and has had promi nent capitalists as its clients. Hard Hitiing. Ci-ETELAN-n, O., Feb. 18.—Mr. Vina Thompson, of thi3 city, and J. E. Welch, heavy weight pugilist of Erie, Pa., met in the c:ty armory to-night to spar with soft glove? to a finish. Iu the first round Thompson knocked Welch down four times and budlv punished him. At the outset of the second round Welch was knocked senseless and ten uiuutes were required to revive him.