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Official Paper of the City and County.
No. 321 Wabashaw Street, St. Panl.
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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
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
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
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 29.40 M Calm Lt Rain
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.
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.
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 [email protected] 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.
"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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
The senate resumed the consideration of
the bill providing for National bank circula
Senator Pugh spoke in favor of Plumb's
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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.

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