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THE OLD WORLD.
It Looks as if the Gladstone Ministry Will be Defeated. Gen. Gordon's Slavery Proclamation Causes Much Dissatis faction. Affairs in Egypt are Becoming More Uncer tain, and Will Cost Much Bloodshed. TOO THIS FOR AMERICANS. Bert/ix, Feb. 18.—It is stated that Bis marck's reasons for returning to the Ameri can congress the resolntion of condolence upon the death of Lasker,will shortly be pub lished. The claim is made that high political principle formed the basis of tbe action. GORDON AND THE SLAVE TKADE. London, Feb. 18.—The Times discussing Geul. Gordon's proclamation says: "Gen. Gordon is well aware that steps are being taken in lower Egypt to discourage slavery. He knows, too, that England's guarantee to the Red sea ports cuts off the means of exit by which the slaves have been disposed of to other countries, while he believes his own work in the Congo country will effectually check the inflow of slaves. In view of these facts the clause in Gen. Gordon's proclama tion removing all restrictions upon the slave trade assumes a character of little practical significance. TOKAR HAFE YET. Suakiw, Feb. 18. —The commander at To kar has written that he has supplies sufficient x> last till the end of the month, but asks for arms aud ammunition. The harbor at Sua kim is too small to contain all the vessels or dered there, aud the transports has been or dered to anchor atRosmagda, forty-tive miles southeast. PROTECTING THEIR RIGHTS. London, Feb. 18.—The under foreign sec retary announced in the House of Commons that England, France and other powers were urging Chili and Peru to protect the rights of foreign creditors. AFRAID OF ASSASSINATION'. Cairo, Feb. 18.—A letter from El Obeid says, El Mahdi is in great fear of assassi nation. "Visitors are permitted to approach him only on all fours, and must remain at a considerable distance. The condition of the Christian missionaries is most deplorable. They live in straw huts outside the town, and tre destitute of food, clothing and money. The negro novices have been enrolled In the army or sold into slavery. One priest has become a Mussulman. THERE WILL BE A CLOSE VOTE. London, Feb. 18.—The Irish parliament ary party met this evening, but Parnell was absent. Sexton moved to vote against the government in the division to-morrow. Carried. The minority will abstain from voting. The defection of the Irish vote in creases the discontent and disruption of the liberal party, and will, it is estimated, re duce the government majority to twenty. The conservative whips are beginning to hope for a government defeat. GORDON POPULAR. Khartoum, Feb. 18.—On Gen. Gordon's arrival here, thousands crowded to kiss his hands and feet, calling him "sultan of Sou dan" Addressing the people Gen. Gordon said, "I come without soldiers, but with Cod on my side, to redress evils. I will uot fight with any weapons, but will mete out justice. There shall be no more bashi bazouks." The populace say that Gen. Gordon is giving them more than El Mahdi could. Gen. Gord on is Ken ding copies of his proclamation in all directions. TIIE SLAVE TRADE. London, Feb. 18.—Gladstone, In replying to the inquiry by Northcote regarding Gord on's action, said, the appointment] of Mahdi sultan of Kordofar and the remission af the taxes were within Gordon's powers. The true meaning of the order regarding slavery could not be understood from the telegraphic summary. The government pre ferred to await the receipt of the text of the jriginal order. Gladstone confirmed the re port of the submission of the Khans of Merv to Russia. A VIOLENT SPKECn. London, Feb. IS.—The commons this ;vening resumed the debate on Nortucote's aiotion concerning the government. W. T. Marriott, liberal member for Brighton, made a violent attack on the government, accusing it of vacillation and inconsistency. He de clared the government had lost the confi lenee of the country and of the liberal party, the truth of this he would test by voting tor Sortheote's motion, and then resigning his icat aud offering himself for re-election, ularriott's speech was received with loud .•beers by the opposition. London, Feb. 17.—It is rumored that ne gotiations are proceeding between the home rulers aud the government relative to divis ion on the Northcate motion. rOREIGN NOTES. France has suddenly Increased its activity n its shipyards, and the Mediteranean fleet s to be largely augmented. At Jeddah the natives are displaying great ineasiness as they fear that Britain is to to ully suppress the slave trade, aud the fanat icism of the Mussellman?s Is increasing. A new proposal of the French government is to have all American pork examined at the ports of entry, charging therefore twenty five centimes per box. The rebellion in Yemen, in the southwest of Arabia, against the Turks is spreading. The French government has called the at tention of the British cabinet to the danger of au uprising in Cairo, and also a massacre, if the British garrison is awakened. News from Rungoon says: The British ship Brechin Castle from New York for Cal cutta is totally wrecked, but the crew is saved. England has addressed a note to the French government relative to the British losses through the bombardment of ports in Mada- gascar. Harley, the tenor, dismissed from the Royal Comedy theatre, London, for singing out of time, has recovered £250 damage from the directors. There is an unconfirmed rumor that Tokar has been carried by assault and the garrison masaered. The rumor is contradicted that the military council at Cairo has decided to disband the Egyptian army. The brigade is to be recon structed and officered by Egyptians, and the recruiting shall be from the Turks, Circas sians and Albanians. The pope congretulated Prince Humber on his escape from assassination. The Cost of Dinners. It has been estimated by an American authority that a party of two persons can dine "moderately" at Delmonico's for $5, — that is to say, for £1 sterling,—the entertain ment including a bottle of claret, very drink able, although the cheapest in the list of wines. At a first-class Parisian restaurant a dinner for two which cost 25 francs, includ ing a bottle of medium Bordeaux, would be a far from "modest" repast. Indeed, it would be a very plenteous repast, and Par isian restaurants are always expensive, ow ing, first, to the extravagant rents of houses on the fashionable boulevards; next to the enhancement, through the "octroi" duties, of the prices of provisions; and thirdly, in consequence of the rapacity dt the proprietors. There is no "octroi" in New York; the market prices for fish, meat, game, vegetables, and poultry would be considered wonderfully cheap by a London housekeeper; but house rent is as extravagantly high, and the rapacity of the fashionable New York restaurant keeper is as insatiable as that of his cogener on the Boulevard des Capucines. At the same time, it must be conceded that there are plenty of places in Manhattan where a dinner or lun cheon of a varied and substantial and even i semi-elegant kind can be obtained at a comparatively moderate tariff. Five dollars i day is the maximum charge for a full board it a first class New York hotel —one, at least, ttat is considered on the "American sys •m." and a guest, for kis $5, is entitled, in addition to his sleeping accommo dation, to four, and in some cases to five meals a day, the bill of fare of each of which is as long as Leporello's schedule of the gallantries of Don Giovanni. To be sure, at these collosal tables d'hote, considerable more attention Is paid to quan tity than to quality. But the visitor may eat and drink as much as he likes; he can be nearly always eating and drinking, if his tatse "lies in the direction of gormandizing; he is not expected to drink fermented liq uors "for the good of the house;"' there is no charge for service. Thus, for a total abstainer with a teetotal appetite—which is ordinarily a voracious one—the United States must be a sort of terrestrial paradise. The Elysium is said to be haunted by the deamon of indigestion: but there is an abund ance of drug stores where pepsine and liver pills can be purchased. CRIME RECORD. A Cotton Swindling Being Examined into in New York, Robbing the Mails-A Drunken Mur der-Other Items, SWINDLINO. St. Louis, ',Feb. IS.—K. W. Reid, pro prietor of the large retail confectionery, 2205 Franklin avenue, and Louis J. Fuller, Wm. Reflly, Millard Sheppurd, einployes'of O. II. Peckham <Sc Co., wholesale confectioners, Main street, were arrested last night for rob bing and swindling the latter firm. The operation consisted in furnishing to Reid, who was a customer of Peckham, two or three times the amount of his orders, and charg ing him with only the amount of bis orders. The surplus was paid for by giving Fuller, Reilly aud Sheppard. all of whom are quite young men. mere nominal sums, and keep ing them supplied with theater tickets, oys ter suppers, etc. Peckham ti Co. believed they had heen swindled out of £10,000 to 812,000 and will attach Reid's stock. INVESTIGATION OF COTTON FRAUDS. New York, Feb. 18.—The committee of the New York cotton exchange, investigat ing the alleged frauds in transactions by the firm of J. P. Bellaps&Co., cotton merchants, who failed some time ago, refused to make public their findings before its presentation to the board. From an outside source it is learned the frauds consisted in misrepresent ing the grade or quality of the cotton pledged to the various banks in this city. In several cases it has been found that cot ton represented as first grade, was almost worthless pickings. The heaviest loss would fall upon the foreign creditors of the firm. The investigation was instituted at the re quest of Mr. Bellaps, who claims he was not at any time cognizant of the questionable transactions, but lays the whole responsibility upon his partner, Alex. Burgess. BOBBING Till-: KAILS. Fargo, Dak., Feb. 18.—Wm. E. Finch, postmaster of Ellen dale, Dickey county, was arrested to-day o:i the charge of robbing the mails of registered letters. A DRUNKEN MCRDER. Dodge City, Ks., Feb. 18.—Reziah Marsh a iicgres- of very low repute, who has been living lately witii Henry Chambers, colored, was found dead in the house they occupied this noon, her head being beaten into a shapeless mass with a stove lid. All that Is known of the affair is. that Chambers went to the house late last night with some whisky. He was arrested this afternoon at Fort, four miles from the city, and not able to tell a satisfactory story about himself, and also has blood spots on his clothes. ATTIMPTRDCTRAIX WRECKING. Sim.ixgeii.ld, 0., Feb. IS.—An attempt was made to wreck the east bound night ex press on the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinna ti cfc Indianapolis road at Moorelicld, last night, by turning a switch. The engine left the track and turned over, drapxini; the pos tal aud baggage car after, it but no one was hurt. \ SHOT HIM. Atchison, Kan., Feb. 18.—Isaac Cathrie, who keeps a saloon at East Atchison, Mo., opposite this city, had a quarrel this fore noon with Irving Andrews, who owns the license af the saloon, which resulted in An drews shooting Cathrie through the head, killing him instantly. Andrews was arrest ed and taken to St. Joseph. A QUACK HANGED. Freei\ '.-, 111., Feb. 18.—News is received here of hie hanging, by a mob, near Denver, Col., of Ell Madlong, a former resident of Freeport. It seems Madlong pretended to be a physician, although he had no medical ed ucation. He prescribed medicine to one of his patients, which resulted in his patient's death. The victim's friends organized a vig ilance committee and hanged the "doctor." CASUALTIES. GUNPOWDER EXPLOSION. London, Ont., Feb. 18. —A quantity of gunpowder in the top of Hobbs, Osbourn & Hobbs, wholesale hardware, exploded, blow ing off the upper portion of the building and killing Donald Smith, and mortally injuring Frank Shaw and Percy Ince. The adjoining buildings were badly shattered. Later—Tne three upper fiats are a mass of wreckage, aud nearly the entire stock Is hopelessly ruined. The stock was valued at $60,000; insurance if 70,000. The damage to adjoining buildings is covered by insurance. DIED THROUGH DRINK. Hubrard, O., Feb. 18. —Gabriel Erb, a widower, aged 60,was found drunk in a field, near Hubbard, on Saturday night, with his hands, face aud feet frozen, and died On Sunday. Erb was lately sued for breach of promise by his housekeeper, and since the suit began he has been drinking hard. He was wealthy. FATAL SNOW SLIDE. Salt Lake, Utah, Feb. 18.—A snow slide this morning, near Ontario mine, Park City, destroyed the house of Wm. Rich, killing his three children and wounding his wife, who is reported now dying. Rich was at work in the mine at the time. The slide struck the r house of John Harris, killing his wife and wounding him. The houses of Mrs. Drew and R. Johnson were struck by another slide. The citizens are moving out of the gulch and away from the back strrets in Park City. The snow is deeper there than ever before, and siill falling. Trains on the Utah & Northern and the Oregon Short Line, in Idaho, are blockaded. The trains of most of the roads centering here are delayed. SIX CHILDREN ROASTED TO DEATH. CROcnETT, Tex., Feb. 18. —Rheuber Hart and wife, (colored) residing three miles in the country, went to church last night and left six children in the house asleep. Hart locked the door and took the key with him. On the way back the house was discovered on fire and burned so quickly that it was impossible to save it or the children, every one of whom were roasted to death. The eldest was a boy of thirteen years. Miss Anthony says: "I have been roundly abused and ridiculed for allowing a female clerk of mine to send a letter in which wo man suffrage was spelt 'sufferage' and was not corrected. There is a little secret history about that letter that will be amusing to those who are laughing at me and my female clerk, who cannot spell suffrage. The fact is that my clerk made a correct copy of the letter, which I approved, and which was then sent to a male clerk, a college graduate, to make a large number of copies. Every copy which this gentleman prepared read 'sufferage,' and, what is still more startling, number of members of Congress, in replying to the letter, adopted the same unique or thography." It is related of a man who had been in jured by an elevator that he sent for a law yer, thinking he would institute a suit. The attorney arrived just as his client was getting up. "Good heavens!" he exclaimed, in amazement, "go right back to bed again. Do you want to spoil your case." The president of the society of public analysis in England recently, bought 300 samples of milk in London and found 203 of then either skimmed or watered. THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19. 1884. COPIAH INVESTIGATION. The Evidence Most Damaging to the Band of Armed Men. Most Cruel Treatment Meted out to Many of the Negroes. New Orleans, Feb. 18—The subcommittee of the United States senate investigating the Copiah county, Miss., outrages, resumed hearing of the testimony to-day. David Bell, colored, testified he was chair man of the Republican executive committee of Copiah county. He saw armed men rid ing about. The night before the election his house was visited by a party of about twenty five men, and they took the election tickets he had for distribution away from him and destroyed them. They were mixed tickets, Republicans and Independents,and the name ot Miller, the Democratic candidate was on them. The witness was now assistant ser geant-at-arms of the Mississippi senate. He was given the position, he thought, through the influence of R. N. Miller, whose name was on his ticket. The witness declined to give the names of the men who took the tickets away from him, and sup posed them to be a lot of drinking fellows. He denied having offered to testify for the Democrats. The witness voted the Inde pendent Republican ticket on election day, as did most of the colored men in his neigh borhood, who were not intimidated. Mrs. Wallace, colored, widow of Thos. Wallace, testified that on Friday night before the election, about 1 o'clock, a patty of armed men came to her house aud asked who lived there. Her husband replied. Thomas Wallace. They .said they hail a writ for his arrest. A man outside said he was West Dunbar, Sheriff of Osykv. Finally the crowd pushed the door open and went through the house. They attempted to throw a rope over her husband's neck, when he three ftp his hands, asking what they meant to do. One man then shot him In the neck. Several shots were fired, one ball striking her In the arm und passing into her husband's neck, killing him. The men then went gwsy. She didn't know who they were. Af ter iier husband was killed she went to the woods and remained there until after the election. Handy Fortner, colored, testified that he was the first one the bulldozers came af ter. Two weeks before the election a crowd came to his house aboil 10 at niirht. One satd he had a writ for him for stouliug a mule. Witness continued, "they came in and cursed me, and said they had come for inc. They made me cross my hands and follow them. Some of them were masked and some paint.d. They took me out in the woods and made Pollard and West, colored men at my house, follow. When they got to when- a hinre crowd was, they pulled down rtty breeches, and stretched me out on the ground. They made Pollard sit on my heed and West on my feet, and commenced lash ing me. The- pain was so great that Pollard and West could not hold me still. Then the mob-would lash them until they held me steady. There were sixteen men in the crowd, thirteen of whom took a hand in whipping inc. They kept it up until my body hitil no feeling and I ceased halloaing. After this Joe Reese Btruck me forty or iifty times with a strap. My back was nothing but one bruised mass. The men cessed and threatened to shoot my brains out. I told them I was going to vote the Democratic ticket, and they said if I was within 100 miles ol there next clay they would kill me. They said the same thing to Pollard, and West. I then left my home and remain ed in the woods for about four weeks. My cows were destroyed and lour hales of my cotton. Matthew's Bent some hands who as sisted In gathering the balance of the crop. I voted at Centennial ou election day. The negroes all slept in the woods for some time after the election as the mob continued its visits. To Senator Saulsbury. Witness said he had sued a man named Thompson, <>f Clai boiiie county, end had beaten him ia the suit, and thought this was the reason he was whipped by the mob. Ishum Gilmore, Jack Thompson and C. S. Oliver, colored, all testified substantially as the previous wituesscs concerning the reign of terror in Copiah oounty. T. AV. Bondurant, white, Republican, tes tified concerning the reign of terror prevail ing in Copiah county preceding the late elec tion, lt was caused by an armed mob riding over the county committing outrages, as de tailed by the other witnesses. Bondurant was at Matthews' store, fifteen miles from Hazelhurst, when the mob came there and fired through the door with pistols unci guns, and shot off canncn. Ormsn and Matthews were with him in the store. The mob shouted, some one had better get away from there. They cursed them all the time they were around the store, and some of them said, let's string them up. Witness frequent ly met these armed men but they did not BtoleSt him. He related an incident attend ing the meeting at Hazelhurst. Part mob was there, and liurkesdale said he was glad to see by the faces of the men riding about the town that they were determined to carry the election, regardless of the issue. Barkes dale advised them to hang T. M. Bufkins so hiirh that the birds of prey could not bury tlieir beaks in his body. George B. Hamilton, white, of Hazelhurst, testified concerning the killing of Matthews on election day. Witness was clerk of the election. When the. tables bad been arranged, and everybody was ordered out, in order that the polls might be opened, Matthews said, "I am here aud I will vote." Witness heard some loud talk between Matthews and Wheeler. When Matthews was shot down he was standing about six feet from witness. When the smoke cleared away witness saw Burch, Wheeler and Matthews iu the room. Wheeler was standing about eighteen feet from Matthews with a pistol in his hand, re loading it. He saw a man stoop down and pick up a pistol from along side of Mat thews body. Wheeler was challenger for the Democrats and Matthews for the Indepen dents. Joseph P. Jones, formerly an old line whig then a Democrat and now an Independent, testified, that he is president of the board of supervisors of Copiuh county. Had a diffi culty on election day with George B. Nelson, who cursed witness, telling him he and Matthews had been running the precinct about long enough. The crowd shouted for Nelson and he became so excited thatfriends advised witness to go home which he did. J. L. Matthews, testified, he was at Centennial precinct when he heard of his brother's death. He started at once for Hazelhurst. On the road he met armed men, and was in formed that he would be killed if he attempt ed to enter the town, On entering the town he saw a large crowd of armed men. They brought up their guns as though they were going to fire but did not shoot. A year ago we had 150 votes at the centennial precinct, and our numbers had increased. This year they gave us twenty-four votes, and counted balance for themselves. Witness is a farmer, and all his hands had been run off by armed men. They were told they would be killed if they did not leave. One man was slow in leaving, as he thought the trouble would blow over after the election excitement had subsided, but the mob went to his house and fired several shots through it. Witness said that some of these men had been with him seventeen years. Seven of them went to Kansas, witness paying their way. He could get others if the people would let them alone. This action against him, he said, was purely political. On cross examination the witness said, at the election in 1877, when his brother was a candidate he was unpervisor of elections. Acting on legal ad vice they threw out two boxes, which gave a Democratic majority. His brother gave up, and did not take office, but Harvey, the Re publican candidate for clerk of the eourt, carried his case to the circcit court. He gained his suit, but was killed before he got office. Purchasing a Wife. From Columbia, South Carolina comes the tale that in the year 1881, a mechanic from North Carolina made his way to Highland Grove, in Greenville county. After work ing several months, he sent for his wife, who gladly came. In a short time after her ar rival she deserted her husband and went to the city of Greenville. After the lapse of several months, the mechanic discovered whither bis recreant wife had gone. He went to Greenville city, and after a short search found her in the possession of a Ger man. He threatened the German with the penalties of the law for harboring the abscond ing wife nnless he should fully satisfy him (the mechanic) for the injury inflicted. The mechanic proposed that the German should pay him $15 for the woman, for which he would surrender all claim upon her and never prosecute. The other demurred because he did not have the money. The mechanic, after considerable parleying, finally proposed that the German should give him $5 and a pint of whisky for the woman, which prop osition was accepted and the bargain was completed, the woman ratifying the agree ment. The mechanic returned to North Carolina, where he secured another wife, and the German and his wife by purchase reside in Greenville. OKXERAL WINFIELD SCOTT. A Few Nen and Pleasing Anecdotes About the Old Veteran's Peculiarities. An old army friend of mine who remem bers Ben. Winfield Scott as a tall, fine-look ing old man, with white hair, a strict marti net, with a good head and a big heart, gives me a story or two about him. In his latter years Gen. Scott was very irascible. A great many people knew that, but few knew that he was always sorry for a hasty word. While he was still at the head of the army, with his office on Seventeenth street, just opposite the war department, he was coming out one day to enter his carriage, cane in hand. A volunteer orderly, who knew nothing of Scott's views of military propriety, approached him with u letter from a war department bu reau, which he had been directed to deliver to General Scott at once. The orderly recking nothing of adjutants-general or chiefs of stall, interpreted his order literally, and hastily giving a careless salute, began: "Oh, General, here's a paper I want you to look at before you " For a moment the proud commander-in-chief seemed petrified. Then, raising his cane, he said in a loud voice: "Clear out, sir; clear out of the way." The startled orderly sprang to one side, and the General got into his carriage and was driven away. The soldier then delivered his letter to some one in the ofiicc and walked slowly out. Genera! Scott's carriage had not gone thirty rods before it stopped aud turned about. The driver, raising his voice, summoned the offending orderly to the door. Trembling in every limb, cap in his hand, he approached. General Scott asked the name and regiment. He gave them, —"Well, sir," said the gener al, '-report to your colonel that you were guilty of gross disrespect to Gefi. Scott as an officer, and that Gen. Seott was guilty of gross disrespect to you as a man. Gen. Scott i begs your pardon. Go to your duty sir." In 1801 a lady passing the season here was very auxious to get Gen. Scott's autograph. He was very busy, and she found her tuwk very dillicult. One day the happy thought struck her that her pretty little 10 year-old daughter might be able in this case to do what she herself could not. So she sent the charming little girl to the general's office with her au tograph album. The orderly told her that she could not see the busy general. She would not be denied. She would wait, she said. At the end of half an hour the orderly took her request to the adjutant. The latter admitted her, but told her she could uot pos sibly see the general. She said she must At last the adjutant showed her the door leading to Gen. Scott's office, and told her she could go in if she dared. Taking him at his word, she marched right in. This is her description of the call givca at the time: "I was afraid at first when he looked up; but as soon as he saw it was only me he said right pleasantly: 'Well, little girl, what do you want;' and I told him my ma wanted him to write his name in her book; and he looked sharp at me and then smiled a little bit, and shook hands with mc and asked me Avho my ma was, and I told him, and I told him my pa was in the army and my ma was all alone with me, and then he just kissed my check and wrote in ma's book and said 'good morn hi>j;- to me, and I came out, and nobody didn't hurt mc at all." This is What he said : "Treason is the greatest crime—Winfield Scott.' Just once more: One Satuiday afternoon in the summer, just before Scott left the army forever, President Liu coin with some friends sat on the balcony at the rear of the White House, listening to the music of the Marine band, when Gen. Scott was an nounced. The president immediately ad vanced to meet him, and returned with the lieutenant-general, in full uniform, on his arm. The crowd on the lawn saw the pres ident and the white-haired veteran, stopped talklnir, looked at the pair for a moment, and then broke forth into applause. The general at once stepped to the front and raised his hat in acknowledgment. The band very ap propriately played "Hail to the Chief," while the crowd continued the clapping of hands. "You've got a good many young generals, Mr. President," said the old hero, turning to Lincoln; "but they don't forget the old gen eral yet, do they." "We could spare a hun dred of them," said the President, helping the general to a seat, "better than him." I thank you Mr. President; I thank you," said the general, with tears in his eyes.—Wash. Cor. Phila. Record. DIPLOMATIC NOTES. Sir Edward Thornton, English Ambassa dor to Russia, had the honor of dancing with the Empress at the recent ball in St. Peters burg. Mr. Lowell has several Americans on his list for the honor of presentation at Court at the ensuing levee to be held at Buckingham Palace, London, in Maroh. A very handsome picture, enlarged from a photograph, of Mr. Lowell, has recently been added to the collection In the main corridor of the Foreign Office in London. Hon. Mr. Plunkett, the new English min ister to Japan, was formerly connected with the Legation at Washington, and while in this country married a Philadelphia lady. M. Goutant-Biron, tbe distinguished French diplomat, died in Paris last week. He was for several years French nftnister at Ber lin, having been replaced there in 1877 by Count St. Vallier. Prince Orloff, the present Russian Ambas sador to France, is to be transferred to Ber lin, and Count Sabouroff, now Ambassador at Berlin, is to receive a court appointment. The change is regarded as a tangible 6ign of the friendly relations between Germany and Russia. Mrs. Freliughuysen has received from the Chinese minister at Washington, some pack ages of very rare and choice teas in return for her courtesy in calling at the Legation to inquire after the health of the Chinese infant which is such an object of interest and curi osity among the ladies of Washington. Lord Lyons, English minister in Paris, has never changed any of his servants—of whom he has eight—during his long resi dence in that city, and a correspondent states they esteem it the greatest honor to have him shake hands with them, which he does regularly every ChristmaB morning. Mrs. John Logan Electioneering. [Washington Letter.] There is not a week but that Mrs. Logan has from one to twenty Illinois sightseers and strayers on her hands, and even on her reception days she often has to step aside to outline plans of sightseeing or write coveted notes to the guardian of some closed or in accessible building that the visitor wants to see. The state legislature ought to pass her an annual vote of thanks and a pension for her kindness to its people here, for no other senator's wife or family doe6 as much fbr his constituents as Senator Logan's. Other sen ators' wives may be quite as willing, how ever, and in proportion exercise the same amiable spirit. Every man, woman and child in Illinois has heard of Mrs. Logan, wants to see her immediately, feels the greatest admiration for her and is at once made to feel that she is the same cheery, un selfish and unspoiled woman that she was twenty years ago. She is a great woman in the best sense of the word, and in with her great mental and executive abilities she pos sesses many little feminine and domestic traits that are especially charming in such a character. She has a woman's true passion for fancy work, and makes beautiful ma crame work, and many little jokes go around among her friends concerning this lace. Whenever a visitor settles down for a long talk Mrs. Logan produces her macrame threads, and the energy with which she ties the knots is a sure indication of the measure of her annoyance. Some of the finest and most firmly made pieces of macrame that she has are mute evidences of the hours she has had to listen to bores and long-winded peo ple of all persuasions. PERSONAL CHIT-CHAT. It is said there are not so many ladies on the New York press as formerly, Those prominent as having places on the office staff are Miss Middie Morgan, of the Times; Miss Katherine V. Ferguson, of the Morning Journal; Miss Beatrice Biddle, of the World (granddaughter of old Nicholas Biddle, who was vice-president of Pennsylvania when Franklin was president, and was the fore most figure in Jackson's bank agitation)-. Miss Mary Ferguson, of the Queen, and Miss Helen Hutchinson and Mrs. Ruukle, of the Tribune. Emma Abbott is so thoroughly western that she is comfortable only when moving slowly backward and forward in a rocking chair. She takes one with her whenever she travels, j General Fitz John Porter when a student at Exeter academy was a fine scholar, the best swimmer, marble-player and athlete in the school. None had a higher reputation for honor, integrity and character than he. Watt Whitman's poem for Harper was wisely deferred till March, eminently the month tor blowers. Edwin P. Whipple is preparing a critical review of Matthew Arnold for the North American Review, and Matthew Arnold will retaliate by puplishing in London his "im pres.-ioi:-" of America. Lucy H. Hooper writes from Paris that Minister Morton's wife cannot sit for her portrait to Bonnat because she is sotorment cd by headaches. Lucy forgets that one of Bonnat's greatest successes was his picture of Job. The late Bishop Jacobsou, of Chester, Eng land, was once present when two dignitar ies of his church were discussing a sermon preached by a Dean who—to introduce pol itical slang into ecclesiastical affairs—was somewhat "ou the fence." Said one: '-It struck me as betog rather Low." "That's curious." said the other, "fori thought it was pretty Sigh. What did you think of it. my lord?" —sppeslingto the bishop. "Why" replied his lordship, "to tell the truth, I thought it decidedly longl" A l'rizr lieaaty in Court. [Philadelphia Times.] Louise Montague, Forepaugh's ex-beauty, sat nearly all day yesterday in Judge Lud low's court waiting for the trial of her suit against the circus manager to recover the *10,000 prize to come on for trial. She was dressed richly, tastefully and fashionably. Over a skirt of black silk, elaborately trimmed, she wore a dark-blue jersey, tight almost to the point of bursting. She had about Her neck a narrow ribbon of some shaggy stull in silk that was tied in a large bow and ended in long tassels. Big solitaire diamonds sparkled in her pink-and-whito cars. Iler hair was combed plainly in front and drawn up in two knots in the back, which were held in place by a silver skewer with a round gilt top. Her hat was like a U\'X flat shell, covered with brown velvet and "famished with beads and long ostrich plumes. It was worn far up from the fore head. A shadowy veil, dotted with tiny beads, depended from the hat's brim and reached just to the tip of her dainty nose. The red and white of her complexion seen through this covering was not quite so pro nounced as when looked at uuder it. A seal skin ulster—value, as estimated, £750 —was thrown across her lap. The toe of a tiny kid boot now and then peeped from under a part of it that trailed on the floor. The spectacle was full of fascination for half a score of country witnesses in a suit about a Roxbor ough barn that had a place before the beau ty's suit. But the beauty seemed no more sensible of their admiration than if she was a wooden woman. The suit dragged so that it took up all the session and the beauty found herself left. Under the rules of the court her case went over till next term. A Big Verdict. The case of Sulzbach vs. the J. Edgar Thompson estate to recover claims against the estate for $800,000 was decided in the United State Circuit court in favor of the plaintiffs. This suit, which was an equity proceeding, began in the year 1877, when Sulbacb" Broth ers, German bankers, withdrew their claim after lt had been lying before the auditor of the estate for about two years; that claim be ing in general terms that the Sulzbachs had suffered by mismanagement in the con struction of the Davenport and St. Louis railroad. It was thought possible to make Mr. Thompson's estate responsible for this loss, inasmuch as he had been trustee for the bondholders, and the German firm con tends that there had been an over-issue of bonds, which over-issue had been coun tenanced by the trustee. The Sulzbachs with drew their claim from the auditor and filed a bill in equity in the United States Circuit court against the Philadelphia trust company, George B. Roberts and William B. Spackman, administrators of the estate of J. Edgar Thompson; ex-Governor William Dennison, of Ohio; Andrew Carnegie, of New York, and Benjamin E. Smith, of Ohio. Sulzbach Brothers brought the action as bondholders of the Dayenport and St. Paul railway company to recover damages for injury suffered by them through the alleged over-issue of bonds in violation of the terms of the mortgage. The late Mr. Thompson and Ex-Governor Dennison were trustees under the mortgage. The other defendants are alleged to have participated in the over-issue of bonds. No announcement of an appeal was made. Clara Bclden's Wardrobe. [Kew York World, 15th. | The wardrobe of the actress, Clara Belden Tibbits, who died recently at Bellevue Hospital, will be offered for sale to day at Banta's parlors, No. 1278 Broadway. The wardrobe embraces many costumes made by Worth, allthe stage jewelry, crowns, swords, &c. The most elegant costume in the collection is one in which the dead act ress appeared as Julia in "The Hunchback." It was made by Worth, but will probably bring only a small portion of what was orig inally paid for it. The skirt is of embosssd satin in olive and cream colors, trimmed with bead flowers and fringe, The waist is also of embossed sat'n in white and old gold. A bridal costume of pearl satin trimmed with sea pearls and orange blossoms, made by May, of London, is exceedingly pretty. The deep flounce is of white silk lace. An other Julia costume from Worth is of blue brocade trimmed with white satin, pearls and lace. One of Worth's embroidered white satin evening dresses is trimmed with white tulle and gold lace embroidery. In the wardrobe there is also a very pretty lace overdress trinmed with spangles and a black opera cloak embroidered In old gold. There are also complete Juliet, Rosalind and Romeo suits and many other articles that go to make up an actress's outfit. Latest Agony in the Town of Boston. [Boston Globe.] Another agony—the portraits of the family are now painted on the "company china" Apropos to this, the little, "swee#sixteen" ornaments the sugar bowl; the "flower of the family," the bread plate, and the artist may, "in a mild way," pose the 6harp features of the maiden aunt upon the teapot, while the dignified head of the house gazes mildly up from under the edge of a quarter pound lump of butter. What next? Candid. [Philadelphia Call.] Little Nell—What church were you mar ried in, grandma? Grandma —I was not married in a church, dear. Little Nell—Was you married at home? Grandma —No, dear; I was a very naughty girl, and ran away with your grandpa. Little Nell—Mercy me! I'd never run away with such a fussy old gentleman as grandpa. OFFICIAL. Proceedings of thejjoarl of Pnfflcf o rb Regular Meeting. St. Paul, February 4, 1S84. Board met at 2 p. m. Present: Messrs. Barrett, Hoyt, Koch, Pet. ra, Terry and Mr. President. Minutes of the 28th ult. and 1st inst. read and approved. John Espy presented a written protest against the proposed paving of Fifth street. Considered and placed ou tile. A communication was received from R. F. Marvin, claiming a reduction of the as sessment against lot 11, block 17. Woodland Park addition, for sewer on Dale street. Re ferred to Engineer for report. J. H. Bohrer and sixteen others presented a written protest against the proposed open ing, widening and extension of Eaton street. Considered and placed on file. John Mullen made application for license to tap and connect with city sewers for the year 1884, which was granted and bond ap proval. Hans Hanson made application for license to tap and connect with city sewers for the year 1884, which was granted and bond ap proved. J. C. Johnston made application and sub mitted bond for plumber's license, which ap plication was granted in accordance with the rules and ordinances and bond approved. A communication was received from Peter n. Tierm y, a.-king a review of the action by which certain sums were deducted from his a lal estimates for grading Chestnut street and Pleasant avenue. Referred to Engineer for report. A communication was received from the Engineer, calling uttention to the necessity of tixin? the date for the completion of the abutment and approach for the Mississippi street bridge, before anything can be clone relative to the structure iteelf. Considered and placed ou file. -\ communication was received from the Engineer, calling attention to the unsafe condition of the sewer on Broadway, be tween Third street and a point 150 feet north of Prince street, to the necessity of its re construction. Referred to City Attorney. The Engineer reported that he had notified J. C. McCarthy, contractor for the Jefferson avenue sewer, to increase his force—in ac cordance with instructions from the Board. Report placed on file. The Clerk was directed to advertise for bids for grading Fillmore avenue (formerly Mc- Cartby street) from State street to the pro posed Levee. The Clerk was directed to procure abstract for change of grade on Farquier street be tween Seventh street and Earl street and to ghre the first assessment notice. A communication was received from Mary McDermott claiming that the N 60 feet of lot 8,block 1, Leech's addition, had been er roneously assessed for paving Fort street, from Third street to south city limits. Re fined to the Engineer for report as to front age of said property on Fort street. The City Attorney having reported as to the correctness of the bill of A. J. Cooper of *r>0 for putting in a sewer connection on Seventh street at the Com incrci.il hotel, said bill was, upon motion, allowed. The Engineer having reported in the mat ter of tin assessment against lot 20, Park Place addition, for sewer on College avenue from a point 250 feet easterly of Rice street, to St. Peter street, that said property could not connect with said sewer, it was ordered tiiat tbe council be requested to cancel the assessment against said property. The Engineer having reported in the mat ter of the order of the Council to the Board for formal report on grading Payne avenue from Minnehaha street to Magnolia street, and bridging its railroad crossing, thp same was referred to the Fifth ward member. In the matter of the order of Council to Board for formal report on grading Dakota avenue and Goffe strect,thc Engineer having anticipated the same and submitted plan and estimate of cost, the following report was ordered sent to the Council, to-wit.: To the Common Council of the City of St. Paul: The Board of Public Works have had under consideration the resolution or order of the Common Council approved January 17, 1884, relative to the grading of Dakota avenue to a partial grade sixty-six, (66,) feet wide, from the end of the Wabashaw bridge to Goffe street, and Goffe street full grade from Da kota avenue to Dearborn 6treet, and having investigated the proposed improvement, re spectfully report that 6aid improvement is necessary and proper, that the estimated ex pense thereof is $28,000, one-half of which need not be paid into the City Treasury be fore the contract is let; that real estate to be assessed therefor can be found benefited to the extent of the costs and expenses neces sary to be incurred thereby; that said im« provement is not asked for by a petition of a majority of the owners of property to be as sessed therefor, but we herewith send a plan or profile of said improvement, and an order for your adoption, if you desire us to make the improvement. Yeas, 6; nays, 0. In the matter of the order of the Council to board for formal report on constructing a sewer on Mississippi street from Nash street to Pennsylvania avenue, it was ordered that the vote by which the same was laid over to the 18th inst. be reconsidered, and the follow ing report sent to the Council to wit: To the Common Council of the City of St. Paul: The Board of Public Works have had under consideration the resolution or order of the Common Council approved December 6th, 1883, relative to the construction of a sewer on Mississippi street, from Nash street to Pennsylvania avenue, and having investi gated the proposed improvement, respect fully resort that said improvement is neces sary and proper; that the estimated expense thereof is $5,700, one-half of which need not be paid into the City Treasury before the contract is let; that real estate to be assessed therefor can be found benefited to the ex tent of the costs and expenses necessary to be incurred thereby; that said improvement is not asked for by a petition of a majority of the owners of property to be assessed there for, but we herewith send a plan or profile of said improvement, and an order for your adoption, if you desire us to make the im provement. Yeas, 6; naya, 0. In the matter of the order of Council to Board for formal report on opening, Widen ing and extending Dale street, from N. line of section 26, town 29, range 22, for a dis tance of one-half mile northward, the City Attorney having reported that the city has no jurisdiction, said improvement being out side of the city limits, the same was ordered to be returned to the Common Council with adverse report. The Fourth ward member having reported in the matter of the order of Council to Board for formal report on grading Marion street, from Como avenue to University avenue, the same was referred to the Engineer for plan and estimate of cost, and he having antici pated and submitted the same, it was order ed that said matter be returned to the Coun cil for an order to grade Marion street from Como avenue to Fuller street, on account of drainage. In the matter of the order of Council to Board for formal report on the construction of slope walls on Rice street from Bianca street to the northerly city limits, the same was referred to the Engineer for report as to cost of wall in front of each lot, not releasing claim for damages. Pursuant to due notice the matter of mak ing and completing the assessment for the opening, widening and extension of Herman street, (now Eaton avenue,) from the Levee to Bridget street, (now Chicago avenue,) came up, and after hearing all persons pres ent interested, the same was duly completed, and the Clerk was directed to give the confir mation notice. Pursuant to due notice the matter of mak ing and completing the assessment for the widening, opening and extension of Eaton street, from Herman street, (now Eaton avenue,) to south city limits came up, and after hearing all persons present interested, the same was adjourned until the 18th inst. Pursuant to due notice and the adjourn ments thereunder, the matter of making and completing the assessment for the opening and extension of Mississippi street, from Minnehaha street to Acker street came up, and upon motion, all proceedings were an nulled. Pursuant to due notice andthe adjourn ments thereunder, the matter of making and completing the assessment for grading Rice street, from Bianca street to the north line of city came up, and was adjourned until the 11th inst, at 2 p. m. The following estimates and bills were ex amined and allowed, to-wit: Estimate No. 2, St. Paul & Duluth Rail- fl CHEMISTS HAVE ALWAYS FOUNt The Most Perfect Made. I PURE FRUIT ACID BAKING POWDER: There is none stronger. None so pure and wholesome. Contains no Alum or Ammonia. Has been used for years in a million fiomts. Its great strength makes it the cheapest. Its perfect purity the healthiest. In th* family loaf most delicious. Prove it by tht only true test. THE TEST OF THE OVEN. 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For par ticular apply to 8I8TEB BUPEBIOB. 8544 road viaduct, M. O'Brien, contractor, amount due $2,975.00, Estimate No. 3, and final, Sherman street grading, If. O. Toole, contractor, amount due 1345.00. Estimate No. 9, supplementary to No. S and final, sidewalks, Peter Berkey, con tractor, amount due $486.03. Bill of Frank Morand, of $6.98, sewer pipe and cover, February 1, 1884. Bill of George Mltsch, of $18.55, repalj of tools for street and sewer force for Janu ary, 1884. Bill of St. Paul Book and Stationery com" pany, of $99.76, stationery for Engineer de partment for January 31, 1884. BUI of Donald Cameron, of $1,10, repair of tools for street force, February 1, 1884. Bill of M. Crain <fc Co., of $3.80, repair of tools for street force for m6nthof Januar* 1884. f Bill of F. Knatrft, of $J.35. grtoflfitOT.frfltf tures, etc., February 1, 1884. Bill of F. G. Draper <fc Co., of $8.80.. nulls, etc., January 31, 1884. oupumumf Bill of American Manufacturing company of $99.60, model for Seventh street viAdUCt! January 26, 1884. Bill of Prendergast Bros, of $7, galTftnlzetl iron pails, November 5, 1888. Bill of Traders' Transfer company ot |S. hauling stone to Smith park, December ft 1883. j Bill of Kenney & Hudner of $21.88, stove pipe and elbow, January 1884. Bill of F. Morand of $0.98. pipe and cap, January 1, 1884. r r' Bill of Burnham & Jones of $4.50, pipe, etc., for repair of catchbasin southwest Cor ner Seventh and Wabashaw streets, Decem ber 19, 1883. • Bill of Geo. Becker of 40c, repairs of tools for sewer department, October, 1883. Bill of P. H. Kelly of $6.20. candles, Jan uary 15, 1884. Bill of Andrew Delaney 15, cement, January 19, 1884. Bill of Breuer & Rhodes of $5.80, nails, December 26, 1883. Bill of McMaster & Getty of $7.15, oil and blueprinting solutions, August 2, 1«S3, to January 30, 1884. Bill of K. P. Cullen of $10, livery for Board of Public Works, January, 1884. Bill of Wm. L. Anderson of $82.73, mat ting, carpets, etc., for office of Board of Pub lie Works, February 1, 1884. Adjourned. Jonx Fahrinoton, President. R. L. Gorman, Clerk Board Public Works. Minneapolis Markets.. The receipts and shipments at and from Minneapolis yesterday, were as follows: Recbipts—Flour, 2,125 barrels; wheat, 48,000 bushels; corn, 600 bushels; oats, 2,400 bagheIs; barley, 12 bushels; lumber, 280,000 feet; coal, 729 cars; wood, 21 cars barrel stock, 5 cars; Flaxseed, 200 bushels. Total cars, 269. Shipments—Flour, 10,420 barrels; wheat, 10, 000 bushels; corn, 600 bushels; millstufl, 324 tons; lumber, 280,000feet; coal, 432 cars; bar rel stock, 2 cars. Total, 292 cars. The following were the quotations on 'change: Flocb—Patents, $5.75<2>0.00; straights, $5.«» @5..75; clears, $firstname.lastname@example.org; low grades, $2.00^ 8.25. Wheat—No. 1 hard,; $},00 bid. No. 9 hard, 96c; No. 1 nor the m, Vic bid; No. 2 northern', 86c. Cork—No. 2 60c. Oats—No. 2 mixed, 32c; No. 2 white, 34c. Bh-ln-Bulk, $12.0Q@12.WJ. In sacks, JS.Ot more. Shobts—$12.00(^12.50. Mixed Feed—$email@example.comO. Hat—Good upland wild, $5.60®6.00» Hint to Brother Newman, [Philadelphia Record.] If Rev. J. P. Newman has left in his ttii lar any of that famous gin which he brought back some years ago from his inspection of Consulates, be might distribute it with good results among the refractory member-, of his congregation. WATER. x N t Saline Aperient. ■ sreeaWe to Take. * THOKf U JULY CLEANSES THE STOMACH W AND BOWELS WITHOUT A VIOLENCE OS T PAIN, E IN HOT~WATER. » CAUTION! Secure tbe genuine and avoid disap pointment. 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