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Washington. D. C, Feb. 25, 9:50 p. m. f
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations named.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 29.97 25 W Clear
La Crosse 29.94 20 NW Cloudy
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 80.12 30 NW Cloudy
Ft. Garry 29.98 18 S Cloudy
Minnedosa 29.89 .27 NW Hazy
Moorhead 30.00 29 E Cloudy
Qu'Appelle 29.94 32 NW Cloudy
St. Vincent 30.01 20 SE Clear
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft. Assinaboine.30.40 30 BW Clear
Ft. Buford 30.23 20 W Clear
Ft. Custer 30.32 30 W Fair
Helena. ML T...80.87 30 W Cloudy
Huron, D. T....30.10 34 NW Clear
Medicine Hat...30.23 35 W Cloudy
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 29.97 27 NW Cloudy
Bar. Tber. Dew Point. Wind. Weather.
29.812 30.9 20.2 NW Fair, Snowy
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .02, max
imum thermometer, 38.5; minimum thermom
eter, 22.0: daily runge, 1C.5.
River, frozen.
- Below zero.
Note—Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation.
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant, Signai Corps, U. S. A.
Washington, Feb. 20, 1 a. m.—Indications for
upper Mississippi: Fair weather, northwester
ly winds, becoming variably higher barometer,
nearly stationary, followed by slight fall of tem
perature. Missouri valley: Fair weather,
northwest to southwest winds, rising followed
by falling barometer, slightly cooler weather.
The local markets were dull and spiritless with
wheat one cent lower. At, Milwaukee the market
was weak and heavy, with wheat fsc lower. At
Chicago wheat closed %c lower than Saturday;
corn declined ,4c below Saturday's close; oats
v. t re unchanged. Pork was in sympathy with
grain and closed [email protected] off Saturday's closing
quotations. Money was abundant on
Wall street, at Saturday's prices.
Stocks opened strong and prices
advanced a shade, but the day was one of fluc
tuations, caused by a raid on Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Western, which fell, rose and declined,
influencing in a measnre other stocks, but at the
close the market was firm and slightly higher.
D»ring the raid on Delaware 111,805 shares of
that stock exchanged hands. Mining stock was
dull aud without, special interest.
The McCrarv judicial vacancy seems likely
to be settled by the appointment of Judge
Brewer, of Kansas. The significance of that
appointment the executive may understand,
if the general public, do not.
Blaine is not a candidate for president
and he is a candidate. A few days ago it
was stated as if by the highest authority that
he had given up the idea of being President,
and now he is authoritatively mentioned as a
candidate for nomination. When two ir
resistible bodies come in conflict what will
be the result? When two authoritative state
ments are put forth diametrically opposite
what is to be done? The country is per
plexed and distressed by the Blaine conun
drum. Can not a suffering country have
some relief?
The Cleveland Plain Dealer says: We
violate no confidence when we say that Mr.
Payne does not desire to be President. He
is content to serve his State and country as
senator. This may do very well. It is to
Mr. Payne's credit if he does not "desire" to
be President. This does not withdraw him
from the list of possible nominees. Sup
pose bis party and the country desire that he
should be President? will he refuse? The
danger of refusal is not immicnt. The Pre
sidency is too glittering a prize to reject
when proffered. Cesar, very sincerely no
doubt put aside the crown, but wore it
Nearly half a century ago Addison, the
essayist, in commenting on a government
by the people, alluded most contemptuously
to the manner in which legislation was con
ducted in America. He said that the system
of representation in use here was one which
did not make statesmen but only delegates.
Each representative;] interested himself
simply in what would catch the attention
of his constituents and his main occupation
was to convince them that he was engaged
in earning his daily salary. There is much
truth in this charge. We breed too many legis
lators who are simply delegates from
certain precincts, and who have no further
interest in the country as a whole. The
latter, to attract the attention of their con
stituencies, not as Addison alleges for the
purpose of establishing that they are earning
their per diem, but that they may retain their
hold on their district, wit h a view to a re
election or an advance to some higher place.
When Finerty offers his resolution that the
British lion shall be muzzled, he has no
reference whatever to the wishes of the peo
ple of the country, or to
the proprieties or necessities of the
situation, but solely to the sentiments
of his Bridgeport constituency and' the next
election. He is sustained by other members
not because thoy think his actions judieious
and well timed, but to pay Finerty for ser
vices which he has already rendered them,
or which they think he will render in the
future. The same is true in scores of other
cases. Moves are made which are selfish and
contemptible and which have no other purpose
than to g lorify the representative in the eyes
of the men whose votes elected him; there is
a tickle me and I'll tickle you exchange of
services, and thus measures most
trivial and unadvisable reach the dignity of
s national enactment. Just how to avoid the
charge made half a hundred years ago and
which yet lies against us, that of making del
egates instead of statesmen by our system is
a propblem of vital importance. Probably
so long as everybody is a voter, so long as
there is no restriction on suffrage and the
vicious and the illiterate exercise as much in
fluence at the polls as the virtuous and the
learned there will remain serious defects in
our representative system. Something may
be done in the education of public opinion
When the newspapers and other mouthpieces
of public expression shall be used to voice
only contempt for the narrow-headed man
i who goes to congress with no higher end
than to please his constituents, and to ma
neuver for a re-election, there will be a ten
dency towards a change in this respect. Addi
son wa3 right half a century ago. Were he
to recast his opinions on the same subject be
would have to make but little alteration in
his conclusions. We are still making dele
gates instead of statesmen, with the addition
that the delegates are often demagogues,
frequently men of limited comprehension
and who have not the slightest knowledge of
or interest in the nation as a whole. It is
probably the fact to-day that three-fourths of
the operations of congress are directed solely
to political results and hare no reference
whatever to the necsesities of the entire coun
W Then the Presidential campaign of 1856
opened, the Democracy had been substantial
ly in continuous national power for over
thirty years, the Harrison-Tyler, and the
Taylor-Fillmore administrations each inuring
more to the benefit of the Democratic party,
than to that of the opposition. In the cam
paign of 1856, Buchanan ran a narrow
chance of defeat, and was barely elected.
The anti-slavery agitation which had then
been in existence for a quarter of a century,
growing in intensity every year, had begun
to tell effectively on national politics; had de
stroyed the "Whig party and materially weak
ened the Democratic party.
But the Democracy, flushed by their vic
tory in the triumph of Buchanan, feeling
strong in the destruction of their old antago
nist, the Whig party, and looking without
fear, or apprehension upon the newly arisen
Republican party, and blinded by the tradi
tions and enjoyment of a long lease of party
power, were unable to discern and appreciate
the radical change in public sentiment, and
took no note of the rising tide and set of the
current against the imperious power of the
southern propagandists, the ruling, control
ing element in the party.
Pennsylvania, the old "Key-stone" in for
mer national elections was barely saved in
the campaign of 1856, to be lost in the next.
This stolid party blindness brought upon, and
attached to the party the sobriquet of "Bour
bon," from Napoleon's famous saying ap
plied to the Bourbons of France, that they
"never forgot anything nor learned any
thing." The epithet has attached to a con
stantly decreasing faction of the party ever
But the Republicans, intoxicated by a long
hold on national power, have changed posi
tions with the Democracy, and are the real
Bourbons of to-day, as we shall show further
Alarmed by their narrow escape from de
feat in 1856, and the growing power and
strength of the Republican party, and by a
manifested element in their own party not in
full sympathy with thern, the southern prop
agandists, were thrown into a fearful and ec
tatic fever of apprehension, as the cam
paign of 1860 approached. In their Demo
cratic national convention of that year, the
propagandists met that stubborn element in
their party, the Douglas faction; divided,
and put two Presidential candidates in the
field, deliberately courting defeat, throwing
away all idea of success; thus with open eyes,
securing the election of Mr. Lincoln.
From that moment the scheme of secession
was deliberately formed.
Mr. Lincoln was elected. In the con
gressional session of 1860-61 the secession
members of both houses held theirsecret con
claves aided by the secession members of
Mr. Buchanan's cabinet. Their plans were
deliberately matured, till secession was
openly declared.
Floyd, Buchanan's secretary of war, emp
tied the war munitions of Northern arsen
als into the south, and the navy was scat
tered to the four quarters of the globe. Thus
the schemes of the secessionists were careful
ly and secretly planned.
Meanwhile, alarmed at the threatening
aspeft of affairs, the friends of the Union,
distrusting the integrity of the administra
tion, called an "old gentlemen's conven
tion" to convene in Washington, to mut
ually influence the administration and the
angry southern element, and by some sort
of compromise, to allay the threatening
The patriotic old men, babbled in vain,
and one, an octogenarian, in the excitement
of the occasion died, the Hon. John C.
Wright, of Ohio. The old gentleman's con
vention opposed a barrier to the threatened
conflict, no more effectual than that of a
6Upple osier before a gale.
Mr. Lincoln was inaugerated, the civil
conflict came on,'the slaves were emancipat
ed, Mr. Lincoln wasreelected and slain, and
the Republicans in a large majority in con
gress, applied themselves in a bungling,
partial and selfish way to the work of "Re
construction". That party has continued in
power to this day; corrupt partisan cormo
rants taking the lead, till its general purpose
has become a synonym of corruption.
Nevertheless extravagant and wasteful ex
penditures were incurred during the war,
and since its close an unnecessary gang of
office holders have been quartered on the
treasury, and personal benefits and selfish
ness has been the rule.
The Republicans denied, or doubted or
threw suspicion upon the loyalty of the south,
when with but comparatively few exceptions,
the south in good faith submitted to the in
evitable, and were ready to join, and were anx
ious to join injconsolidatlng a united govern
ment. To this end the Democratic majority
in the House in 1876 contributed a large in
fluence in restoring southern confidence and
good will.
The Republican party, notwithstanding
reconstruction has been industriously waving
"the bloody shirt," since 1868 presistently
inflaming the public mind by a revival of
the bloody memories of the war. This has
been largely their party stock in national
They claim the eternal gratitude of the col
ored race, and now that "the bloody shirt"
is getting womewhat old and tender, and
dilapidated as°a party shibboleth, they resort
to a cry of outrage upon the negroes of the
south, more or less exaggerated, or wholly
In regard to civil service reform, they have
only "kept the promise to the ear and broken
it to the hope." The people are tiring of
Republican rule, but the party keeps on its
chosen track of corruption, proscription and
false assumptions. The great upheaval and
condemnation of the party in the elections
of 1882, have taught them nothing. Like
the old French royal stupids, their eyes are
closed to the meaning, and presage of passing
events, and they "forget nothing and learn
nothing," and are the real Bourbons of to
day. The lessons of twenty years have been
lost upon them.
Claiming to be the peculiar friends of the
Freedman, the Republican party is the worst
foe to his interests. One illustration alone,
will prove this. A Republican congress
chartered the Freedman's Saving bank of
the city of Washington. This proved
to be a gigantic swindle. Its victims
were the poor and, helpless, who confided in
the spurious sympathy of Republican corn
plotters to swindle them.
It is alleged and no doubt truly, that Re
publicans high in office profited by this foul
swindle of the freedmen, in Republican con
gresses left their poor, robbed and "beloved
wards," without redress or sympathy. When
the crash came and the plundered and de
spoiled victims who had placed confidence in
Republicans honor cried for relief. Republican
congresses making a show of investigating the
rotten concern, invariably let the matter die
in committees and thus refused redress.
But in 1876, when the Democrats had a ma
jority in the House, a committee was ap
pointed to investigate the concerns of the
bank, and their report showed that the
grossest frauds and dishonesty had been per-
petrated by those who professed such friend
ly regard for their '-wards". The report de
clared that there was no safeguard provided
in the charter for the protection of depos
itors who trustingly confided their millions to
the keeping of the bank; and that there was
gross negligence on the part of trustees of
ficers and agents; that the books were muti
lated, leaves cut out or pasted togeth
er and left in a con
fused and unintelligible muddle; that money
was loaned on inadequate security, and
often without any security at all.
This great wroDg and swindle has passed
by, with no effort made to redress the wrongs
of tbe plundered freedmen, by their self
constituted protectors and guardians. The
only official recognition ever taken of this
corruptly planned and gigantic robbery, is
that made by the report of the committee ap
pointed by the Democratic House above re
ferred to, but who had no power to afford the
redress and relief needed.
The hollow insincerity of Republican offi
cials is shown in this and in innumerable
other ways—where corruption has stalked
abroad unchecked.
It well becomes the Republicans in view of
such exposures as these, to continue to
flaunt the "bloody shirt," and to parade be
fore the public exaggerated reports of "negro
These modern Bourbons will have a short
day. The people will it. This years election
will remove them from the official stations
whieh they have abused and disgraced by
foulest corruption.
It is alleged that United States Minister
Sargent at Berlin, has communicated to the
derailment of state at Washington that Bis
marck is anxious for a break with this coun
try and seizes upon the Lasker resolution, or
any other pretext to cause a warlike reception.
The object is to close all German ports to
American traffic, and to put a stop to the
large German emigration to this
country. Every year Germany furnishes in
emigrants from 50,000 to 100,000 men.
Bismarck wishes to retain these men for mil
itary service. A war between Germany and
Russia is apprehended, and Bismarck wants
to find or make a pretext for retaining all the
able bodied men of the empire for military
conscription. Hence the warfare on the
American hog, the return of the Lacker reso
lutions, and the insults offered by the Ger
man cabinet to the American minister; in
sults which cannot be passed by without
notice by our government. A war with Ger
many would be a new sensation for this
country. Germany, to begin with, would
have vastly the advantage of the United
States in a naval war, as she has a navy
of twenty-two iron-clads ranging in
tonnage for 900 tons to 9,500, and carrying
guns of from seven to twenty-six tons
weight. In the absence of a United States
navy, how long would it take for Germany to
devastate our sea coast, and destroy our sea
board cities. The prospect is not a very as
suring one if Bismarck is really bent on
mischief the weakness of our navy may furn
ish him an inducement.
There is just now a good deal of talk of a
Fenian raid against Manitoba from the
United States. This really means that there
is to be another raid on the pockets of poor
servant girls and the wallets of all who are
possessed of credulity and money. There
will be as heavy a collection of funds as pos
sible for the raid and then there will probably
arise a conviction on the part
of the leaders of the raid
ers that the movement should
be postponed. The monies collected will not,
however, be returned to the gullible givers.
Should there be any other intent in this ru
mored raid than a new collection of nickels
there ought to be a thorough understanding
on the part of the people of this country and
the gentlemen who purpose to move on
Manitoba and that is that the move will be
exactly of the nature of the one made a few
years ago by some. Missourians on the bank
in Northfield; it will be grand larceny
in its inception,and its participants, if caught,
will be treated as criminals, but there is no
use of anticipating anything serious in con
nection with these rumors; if there be any
thing in it, it is no more than a signal that a
new collection or levy is about to be made on
onr good-natured, long-suffering Irish-Amer
icans, and such others as wish to conciliate
their vote. It is now claimed
at Washington in excuse of the
impertinent resolutions sent to Bismarck
and in which his bitterest enemy was lauded
for his patriotism and for his efforts in the
cause of freedom, that the house of repre
sentatives gave the matter no attention, and
that not a half a hundred of those who voted
in favor of the adoption knew what they
voted for. The outcome of the whole matter
will be that when the much talked of insult is
finally located it will be discovered that it is
we who have done the insulting, and not the
German chancellor.
Mrs. Mtra Clark Gaines, the heroine of
half a century of litigation with the city of New
Orleans for recovery of her property, in which
contest she finally succeeded in gaining judgment
against the city for nearly half its territory, is
living in Washington this winter with the in
come only of $60 a month pension as the widow
of Gen. Gaines, and supporting her daughter-in
law and two grandchildren. The city of New
Orleans defies the payment of the judgment ren
dered against it, and the court does not seem to
possess the judicial power to enforce its own de
Cornell university has just received an invi
tation signed by the Duke of Argyle as chancel
lor and Sir Stafford Korthcote as rector, to send
a representative to the 300th anniversary of the
founding of the University of Edinburg next
Easter, this representative to be the guest of the
Edinburg authorities. The choice of representa
tives lies between one of the professors who has
recently published an historical work that has
attracted much attention abroad, and one of the
younger alumni trustees, who has achieved high
success at the bar in the western part of the
Count William Bismarck, son of the prince,
like his father, was troubled with obesity. He
applied to Dr. Schweminger, a Bavarian, who
had an infallable cure for fatness. In a few
weeks all his superfluous flesh was gone. There
upon the chancellor placed himself in Dr.
Schweninger's care, and at the end of eight
weeks weighed sixty pounds less, and looks up
on himself as cured. He looks well, takes walks
that would fatigue a young man, and for the first
time in ten years is able to ride. Dr. Schwemin
ger evidently has a fortune in his " anti-fat."
Andrew Reese, thirty-five years old, was chas
ti sed by his seventy-year-old father at Orange
burg, S. C, some weeks ago, when he rose from
the floor where he had had been kneeling for the
whipping, cried out that he had enough, drew a
knife and made a lunge at his father, but the old
man dodged and the knife went into the heart of
John Green, an innocent bystander. The courts
found Andrew guilty of murder and sentenced
him to the penitentiary.
One can scarcely imagine a more congenial
occupation for the Chinaman than the planting
of torpedoes in his native streams and the liberal
use of dynamite around him. With these ele
ments of infernal noise and destruction circum
venting his yellow kingdom, Mr, Pigtail must be
in a state of exhilaration that brings his gums
into more than usual prominence. "Villainous
saltpetre" and the Chinaman are indissolnbly
President Arthur is showing great considera
tion for acting Vice-President Edmunds, and all
his relations can get into offices. Te be the
nephew of your uncle is the passport to executive
Mr. Dana, of the New York Sun, and Mr.
Holman. of the United States Congress, did not
meet wben the former was in Washington a few
days ago.
St. Louis is declared to be the principal to
bacco manufacturing city in the United States.
President Arthur Specially Favors
Senator Edmunds in
Discussion of the Plenro-Pneumonia
Bill—Lively Debate Between
Cox, Gibson and Wise.
Statement of Engineers as to the Need of a
Temporary Appropriation for
River and Harbor Work.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.1
Washington, Feb. 25. —The president
seems to be as anxious to accommodate
Senator Edmunds as though the senator
were engaged in the work Of securing Arthur
delegates from the New England states. Last
week he nominated a Vermonter named
Palmer, who is aprotege of Senator Edmunds,
to be a territorial judge. He has now detailed
Capt. Lyman, a brother-in-law of Edmunds,
to be deputy governor of the Soldiers' home.
Capt. Lyman is on the muster roll of the
Fifth infantry, but he probably does not know
a man in his company by sight. He has
been an assistant compiler in the war records'
office here for the past eleven months, and
has been in the detached service continuously
for the past six years and months.
On Januarv 24 the house asked the secre
tary of war "to report as early as practicable
on the necessity of making immediate appro
priations for continuing work on important
river and harbor Improvements until the ap
propriation for the next fiscal year becomes
available, and to make such recommenda
tions as may be deemed necessary to protect
the interests of the government." In reply
the secretary transmitted a number of reports
from engineer officers, but with this
qualification: "In submitting this summary
of reports from the engineer officers the
secretary of war has not over
looked the fact that some of
the works therein mentioned are among
those in respect to which he felt it to be his
duty in response to an inquiry by resolution
of the house of representatives adopted De
cember 9, 1882, to report that the results of
substantial benefit to general commerce to
be gained by them were obscure and appar
ently insignificant. No facts have been
brought to his attention which make it seem
proper to modify the views expressed in that
report and he respectfully requests to be un
derstood as not concurring in any of the
recommendations herewith transmited which
are not in accord with the.opinions expressed
in that report."
Lieut. Col. Houston, of Milwaukee, report
ed no work in his district needing an im
mediate appropriation unless it was Wauke
gan harbor. He said:H"If work is to be con
tinued at this harbor it is important that the
work be resumed as early as possible to
check the filling up which is taking place.
For this purpose at least §50,000 should be
expended during the coming season to ex
tend the piers and docking as indicated in
annual report."
Major Bengaurd, of Chicago, reported:
"We will probably commence active opera
tions at Chicago harbor about May 1, and
there will be required for labor,material, etc.,
about §7,500 per month until the regular
appropriation be made when contracts can
be entered into for the stone required for the
entire season, there being timber enough on
hand for about seven cribs. There Is at
present a contract existing for dredging
which will not be completed before the 1st of
next July. On the Illinois river we will
commence active operations about the first
of June, probably earlier^ depending upon
the stage of the water in the river. The con
tractors by that time will have delivered
nearly all the stone for the lock at La Grange
and it will be necessary to have funds to con
tinue the construction of the lock walls and
get them above water at the earliest practic
able moment. If the funds be provid
ed early, these lock walls can be
completed during the present season; other
wise additional expense will be entailed in
keeping the coffer dam and accessory works
through another high water. The running
expenses, etc., I estimate at about §12,000
per month until the regular appropriation is
made." The items of immediate appropri
ations required have already been published.
The pleuro-pneumonia bill, after being
talked threadbare by the constitutional law
yers and by representatives who believe the
cattle interests of their states would be in
jured by the scheme of inspections and sum
mary slaughter of suspected cattle, has got to
the point where it is open to amendment. The
privilege of five minute speeches allowable
at this stage of the proceedings was taken
advantage of by Mr. Cox.of New York, and
Mr. Gibson, of West Virginia, to reply to
severe personal references to themselves in
dulged in by Mr. John Wise, the readjuster
member from Virginia. One day last week,
while Mr. Cox was amusing the house at the
expense of what he called the "young
callow fledgling from Virginia," whom he
dealt with tenderly for the sake of his father,
the late Gen. Henry A. Wise, the young
Virginian was making things lively for
Senator Vance and the Democrats as a wit
ness before the Sherman outrage committee.
Cox drew out of his desk an old Bible which
he pretended to keep for the benefit of Re
publicans and read passages from the story
of the escape of the Israelites and
the destruction of their pursuers in
the Red sea, and the wandering
of the fugutlves under the guidance of a pil
lar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by
night. He presumed this was the original of
the remark of Mr. Wise that Cox was not a
monument but a pillar of gas by night to
guide the Democrats out of the wilderness,
but the coalitionists and readjusters of Vir
ginia had been overwhelmed by the Red sea
of Democracy in the last eleption.
Mr. Wise came in in time to hear Mr. Gib
son limp through a labored criticism upon
him and his party, and then he
launched into a spirited rejoinder,
which was spiced with personal
reminiscences of the political career of Gib
son in Virginia and W Test Virginia, and with
some sharp thrusts at the witty New Yorker.
Am ong other things he said his last recollec
tion of Gibson was when he used to see him
wrestle in debate every day in the Virginia
constitutional convention with a negro, and
he never could tell which got the better of it,
but he did know that the negro still lived in
Virginia while Gibson had left the state.
Wise warmly defended the readjuster party,
and in reply to Cox said the only
thing that could overthrow the
liberal movement in Virginia was the
red sea of blood poured out by the bourbon
Democrats to recover possession of the state.
Mr. Wise showed himself a bold and ready
ppeaker, and won" enthusiastic applause
from the Republicans.
Representative Hatch, of Missouri, took
occasion to rap over the knuckles some of
his Democratic associates. He has charge of
the cattle bill and being in favor of it he was
worn out with the stale arguments of the
state's rights Democrats against it. He is
also an earnest tariff reformer of the Carlisle
stamp and in favor of holding the national
convention at St. Louis. He therefore pro
ceeded to relieve himself of an accumulation
of bile in a way that was not as pleasing to
the Democrats as it was to the opponents.
Mr. Hatch said the great need of the Demo
cratic party was life and vigor. It needed to
have a few funerals of fossils in Connecticut
(looking at Mr. Eaton), and in Ohio and In
diana (turning toward Geddes and Holman),
and in several other states (referring to high
tariff Democrats who stood in the
way of tariff reform). The Democratic I
committee which met here the other day did
not, he said, have independence enough to ;
select a place for holding the national con- i
vention,and actually imitated the Republicans '.
by selecting Chicago. Before he would have
done that he would have gone to Los Angeles !
or any other place, no matter how hot or cold
ft was.
political skirmishing.
The political skirmishing to-day while on j
the agricultural bill, which was under con- i
sideration, shows that the work of the cam
paign preparatory to the fall elections has
already commenced and henceforward hot
political debates may be expected to spring
up at any time.
Mrs. Angus Cameron, wife of the Wiscon
sin senator, gave a tea at her residence, on i
Capital hill, from 3 to 6 o'clock this after
noon, which was one of the most brilliant
gatherings of its kind that have marked this
unusual season. Tue company was invited
in honor of her niece, Mrs. Gulick BioWn,
who has been her guest for the past week.
Senator Cameron, who is with the outrage
committee at New Orleans, was missed from
the gay company. Mrs. Cameron received
in a rich toilet of white ottoman silk with
flounces and draperies of chantilly lace.
Mrs. "Gulick Brown wore lilac silk and bro
caded with draperies of lilac tulle. The suite
of parlors were crowded during the afternoon
as well as the dining room, where an elegant
collation was served. Among those present
Mrs. Teller, Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Logan, Mrs.
and Miss Cullom, Mrs. and Miss
Harrison, Miss Kate Davis, Mrs.
Warner Miller, Mrs. and Miss Churchill.
Mrs. Justin Morrill, Mr. James Morrill,
Miss Swan, Mrs. Preston Price, Mrs. Chas.
R. Skinner, Mrs. M. B. Armstrong, Mrs.
Jeffords, Mrs. Mahone, Baronness Fara, Mrs.
Joseph R. Hawley, Mrs. O. D. Conger, Miss
Foote, Mrs. Frank Conger, Mrs. and Miss
Brown, Mrs. Bowen, Miss Dawes, Senator
Fair, Senator and Mrs. Ingalls, Mrs, Orville
Piatt, Mrs. Sabin, Mrs. J. G. Carlisle, Senator
and Mrs. Dunn, Treasurer and Mrs. Wyman,
Mrs. Arthur McArthur, Mrs. Jno. R. Glass
cock, Miss Wall, Mrs. T. C. Crawford-
Mrs. Burr Jones, Mrs. Hoyt, Mrs. J.G.Cannon,
Miss Connor, Mrs. Geo. W. Steele, Mrs.
Martin Maginnis, Mrs. H. F. Page, Mrs. Geo.
E. Adams, Mrs. B. F. Felix, Mrs. Van Ant
werp, Mrs. S. C. Pomeroy, Mrs. Kaufman,
Miss Thomas, Miss Taylor, Mrs. and Miss
Farrell, Miss Fitzgerald, Miss Carsehal, Miss
Harper, Mrs. Coolidge, Miss Johnston, Mrs.
J. C. Dore, Mrs. and Miss Lacey, Mrs. Low
ery, the Misses Williamson, Mrs. and Miss
Kennedy and many others.
It is almost definitely settled that Judge
Brewer, of the Kansas supreme bench, will
be appointed to succeed Judge McCrary. C.
S. Houston, of St. Paul, has been appointed
route agent on the Minneapolis & St.
Louis railway, and Soren Listoe and George
H. Walsh, of Grand Forks, are here.
Gen. Martin and Major J. C. Salter, of the
Chester penitentiary, arrived la6t night.
They will leave for New York to-morrow to
attend the meeting of prison wardens and
other functionaries which will be held in
that city for three days, commencing on
Wednesday next. Mr. Fred. Wines, secre
tary of the Illinois board of charity, will also
be present.
Several employes of the Chicago custom
house, having performed extra service for
which they have not been paid because there
is no warrant for the disbursement, Represen
tative Davis, of Illinois, introduced a bill to
day which Is intended to give the secretary
of the treasury authority to pay them.
Representative Adams, of Illinois, pro
poses, by a bill introduced to-day, to amend
the banking law relative to the election of
bank officials. His bill amends section 5144
of the revised statutes to read as follows: "In
deciding all questions at meetings of stock
holders each shareholder shall be entitled to
one vote on each share of
stock held by him. In all elections
of directors, each shareholder shall be en
titled to one vote on each share of the stock
held by him for as many persons as there are
directors to be elected, or to cumulate such
shares and give one candidate as many votes
as the number of directors multiplied
by the number of his shares shall equal; or
to distribute them in the same principle
among as many candidates as he shall think
fit and such directors shall not be sleeted in
any other manner. Shareholders may vote
by proxies duly authorized in writing, but no
officer, clerk, teller, or bookkeeper shall act
as proxy and no shareholder whose liability
is past due and unpaid shall be allowed to
fWestern Associated Press.J
Washington, Feb. 25.—The secretary of
state received a cable this morning from
Minister Foster at Madrid, announcing the
death by suicide, at Alicante, Spain, of James
R. Patridge, residing there on account of his
health. Partridge was in the United States
diplomatic service many years ago at Brazil
and other South American countries, his last
being at Lima.
Representative Springer to-day introduced
for reference in the house, a proposed con
stitutional amendment, making the presi
dential term six years, and rendering the
president ineligible for re-election at the
next succeeding term. It provides for a di
rect vote for the president in each state, and
abolishes the electoral college. Each state
shall have a number of votes equal to the
number of its representatives and senators
in congress, to be given each candidate in
proportion to the total vote cast for each.
The term of representatives in congress is
fixed at three years, and congress shall meet
each year on the first Wednesday in Jan
uary, the first session to convene in Jan
uary succeeding the November election.
The comptroller of the currency has au
thorized the First National bank of San
Francisco, to be changed from a gold to a
currency bank and commence business with
a capital of §1,500,000.
The shipping committe this morning took
up the bill to admit foreign built ships to
American registry freight duty, and voted 3
to 6 to report it adversely. Those
voting in favor of the bill were Sloeum,
Throckmorton and Deuster. Negative,
Dingley, Long, Hunt, George O'Neil and
Lore. Dibble did not vote. Finley was
absent. It was agreed that Dingley should
prepare the report embodying the views of
'the majority, and Sloeum, one embodying
the views of the minority. The report "will
go on the calendar for the consideration of
the house.
The remains of Assistant Surgeon Ambler,
one of the DeLong's commanders in the
Jeannett expedition, were buried at Mark
ham, Va., yesterday, in the presence of a
large number of naval officers, and residents
of Farquhar county. The casket was covered
with the Union Jack and the floral wreaths
which have been accumulating all the way
from Siberia.
In compliance to requests made by Repre
sentative Hewitt, (N. Y.) and Representative
Belmont, the house committee on foreign
affairs to-day made public a letter addressed
to the former by the British minister, which
was admitted to the committee last night. It
was as^pllows:
British Legation, Jan. 14, 1884. To Dear
Mr. Hewitt. In reply to your note of yester
day, asking me whether, in the course of a
social visit you were kind enough to pay me
some days ago, you said, or did anything,
which could be construed as an apology for
your action in moving a resolu
tion in the O'Donnell case. I
have . only to say, I <Md not
regard what you said to me in the light of an
apology for the resolution, but an explana
tion of the peculiar circumstances which
prompted it on your part, in the interest of
the friendly relations which exist between
the two. Of course, this impression was more
over, strengthened by your allusion to the
moderate language, in your opinion, of the
resolution, which you gave as a reason why
you thought the request of a delay in the ex.-
ecutlon of the sentence should be granted,
and by your saying that other resolutions.less
considerate in form had been pro
posed to you, and as you
were Informed, would have been offered, if
you had not framed one so satisfactory to
both sides of the bouse as not to meet with a
single objection which would have defeated
it. I may add, I could not presume that
there was any evidence from what you said
of any want of sincerity on your part, in
moving the resolution in question. Believe
me yours, very truly.
[Signed.] L. Sackvtlle West.
Horatio C. Burchard, 111., director of the
mint; Commodore Wm. G. Temple, rear ad
miral of the navy. Registers of land office*:
Byron C. Tiffany. Grand Fork-*. Dakota:
Alonzo H Church, North Platte, Nebraska;
Edward S. Butler. Neleigh, Nebraska. Re
ceiver of public moneys, Wm. J. Anderson.
Confirmation : Emanuel G. Swaustrom, re
ceiver of public moneys, Duluth.
Dr. Norvin Green, president of the West
ern Union Telegraph company, appeared
this afternoon before the sub-committee of
the senate committee on postoffices and post
roads. He gave the committee a large
amount of information in detail respecting
the number of offices, instruments and miles
of wire of the committee, its expenses, etc.
He had met with difficulty in securing the
liberty to submit the associated press con
tract, but in view of the misrepresentation
which had been made, the associated press
had given its consent. No terms, he said,
were granted to the associated press papers
that were not open to other papers.
A bill to provide for public buildines at
New Albany, Ind., was reported favorably to
the senate to-day.
Washington, Feb. 25.—Some of the ex
treme land grant members of congress are
indignant at their colleagues whom they had
supposed to be heart and soul with them, but
who are now opposed to the forfieture of
some land grants on account of circum
stances under which grants wore acquired
or vested rights which have
grown up. These moderate or
compromising advocates of forfeiture are
shocked at the communism of the extrem
ists, while the latter profess to entertain
doubts about the integrity of the others.
Some extremists think they have discovered
the key to the moderation of men whom
they counted on as allies in
the recently published appeal
of Jno. Livingston of New York, to railway
stockholders to contribute to a fund to be ex
pended "in preventing adverse legislation
by congress." Some of these advocates of
forfeiture are talking about an obligation and
of subpoenaing Mr. Livingston to tell a con
gressional committee how much of a fund he
has acquired and what he has done with it.
Henrietta Vaders, supported by Kate Clax
ton's Dramatic company, opened a half
week's season at the Grand, in a "Sea of
Ice," last night, to a large audience. The
play was produced in spectacular style and
the scenery was elaborate and well handled.
In this connection, it should be explained
that the scenery, which filled a car, was a half
hour late in arriving, occasioning a delay of
just that time. To-night the scenery will be
handled with more 'facility, avoiding the
tiresome delays. Henrietta Vaders plaved
Louise De La Sours effectively
in the first two acts and was
strong as Ogarita, especially in the last act.
The support was generally 6trong, Ham-
Thompson doing the villain powerfully. Little
Olive Berkley is a bright wee thing and was
called before tbe curtain at the close of the
second act.
Dr. Koehl visited the family of Conrad
Voelker, where six are stricken with trichi
nosis, last night, and found that under his
treatment there were indications which con
vinced him that they would all recover.
Michael Scranton was run over by a train
at Vermillion Station and killed the other
A Leap Year party came off at the Sul
magundi rooms, Red Wing one night last
The burned stone-ware works of Red Wing,
are to be built with improvements imme
A new state Bank is beintr established in
Wabashaw, and will be ready for business in
a short time.
The Presbyterian societies of Red Wing
has two mission Sunday schools at different
parts in the city.
Mr. Swanson of Green Leaf, Meeker
county, had a leg broken the other day, by a
tree which he was chopping, falling on him.
The "light fantastic" was not omitted, la
dies acted as floor managers most admirably,
and the whole affair was gay and festive to a
marked degree.
Faribault Democrat: Gen. Jennison of
Red Wing attended the Butter and Cheese
Convention at Faribault in his usual role of
gubernatorial representative. His remarks
were in a happy vein and amused the audi
ence, but were not especially profitable from
a butter and cheese standpoint.
Faribault Republican: Mr. W. B. Straight,
the creamery man, when asked at Mankato
as to the cost of the buildings and machinery
for a creamery of 500 cows, replied that 500
was too small a number to attempt a cream
ery with. He considered that §2,500 would
furnish first-class building and equipments,
but would not recommend that the enter
prise be undertaken by a co-operative asso
ciation, as such had not generally proved
Red Wing Advance: A Renville county
man whose feats at Chirography would knock
first-class spelling school into a cocked
hat, has written two letters to Gov. Hub
ball), complaining that the "skule hons in
his deestriets is bein used
for a church and for other
monkey shows," and he wants "somthin
dun about it." It wonld no doubt help him
if he should attend that "chirch" and other
doings a little more.
The Fergus Falls Telegram giving an ac
count of a destructive fire in that village on
that previous midnight by which the Book
store of W. R. Smith, was destroyed. The
building was in the middle of a frame row,
and but for the vigorous work of the fire de
partment and citizens, an imporant portion
of the business portion of the village, would
have been consumed. The less in the bnild
ing burned is placed at §600. The stock of
bcoks and stationery had an iusurance of
$6,000 but the damage to the goods had not
been ascertained.
The Northfield Journal gives an account of
the burning of a residence occupied by two
families. It says: At about 11:30 Thurs
day night an alarm of fire called the firemen
out to find that the house of Mr. V. W. Dil
ley was burning. The house was on the west
side of the river, north of Mr. Rawson's
place, and before water could be turned on
the building was past saving. The two fami
lies who occupied the house were at Dundas
when the fire broke out; but reached here
just as the last of the building was burning.
Mr. Dilley had an insurance policy In the
German Insurance company, with J. B. Neel
for $725 on building and household goods.
The family occupying the upper portion of
the building were insured for §250 on their
household goods.
Steamship Movements.
London, Feb. 28. —Arrived out: Republic.
State of Pennsylvania, Moravia and St. Lau
rent, from New York; Annie, Archsted and
Emiliano, New Orleans.
New York, Feb. 25.—Arrived: Arizona,
from Liverpool; Egyptian Monarch, from
London. Feb. 25.—The steamer Herman,
from Anwerp for New York, returned w ith
her screw shaft loose.
Administrator Appointed.
Ottawa, Out., Feb. 25.—Sir John Mac-
Donald informed the commons that Huyter
Reid, a gentleman residing in the northwest
alnumberof years, and thoroughly acquianted
with the Indians and their language, has
been appointed administrator. The reports
of the Indian revolt in the northwest is
An Attempt to Destroy Victoria
Station, London, with Dy
El Mahdi Marching on Khartonm
Canses Great Consternation.
The Sitnation in the Soudan Region Becoro
ing Exceedingly Interesting.
Minister Sargent and the German Pre**—
Some Support Whilst Other* Con
demn Him.
London, Feb 26.—Shortly after 2 o'clock
this morning a terrible explosion ocennvd
in the cloak room of Victoria railway station.
London. The explosim* was un JuiibT.-Jiv
dynamite. A large portion of tbe roof was
blown off, and nearly all the glaa wok In
the station was destroyed. Seven men wen
sent to the hospital with seven Injuries.
Extensive dama<re was done to the surround
ing property. Two reports accompanied the
explosion, the noise being like a discharge
from a cannon, and was followed by an im
mediate rush of flames. The book office,
cloak room and waiting room were com
pletely shattered and are a confused mass ,,f
debris. Luckily all trains had ceased run
ning and only a few persons were about the
The explosion at the Victoria railroad sta
tion shattered the windows of the Metropolis
tan underground railroad depot, sixty yards
distant, and the fronts of hou-es at the sain*
di-tnuce in other directions were badly dam
aged. The Victoria refreshment room 1s
wrecked and a clock eight feet high
was blown from the wall and thrown
six yards away. The streets in the
neighborhood are completely strewn with
broken glass. A ,lart.a- force of police and
the First brigade quickly reached the Boot
and extinguished the tire." saving the depot
The debris is left untouched till the arrival
of Col. May. Endie, chief Inspector of explo
sives, who will make a thorough examination
of the explosion. Detectives arc actively
inquiring into the matter. All three of the
hypothesis of gas, gunpowder and dynamite
are advanced and discussed, dynamite being
the favorite theory.
London, Feb. 25.—General Graham's
troops remain encamped between Trinkitat
and Cape Madka, under the guns of the
squadron, following the council of General
Gordon. Admiral Hewitt baa decided to
await the arrival of the horse artillery before
ordering an advance. Admiral Hewett has
sent an order to Suakim for 500 black troops
to go and bury the dead of Baker Pasha's
army, lyine on the field at Teh. Han; hun
dred bodies are lying unhurried, lillinu; the
air with a noxious taint. An outbreak of
cholera Is feared in the camp. The blacks,
who refused to proceed to Trinkttat yester
day, left Suakim for that place to-day being
assured that they were not wanted
to fight. A cavalry reconnolssance
was made toward Teh, and the Arabs were
found in force between Teb and the earth
works thrown up by Baker Pasha. Every
sign indicates that Osman Digma, the rebel
leader, means to contest the advance of the
British troops, it is reported that the gov
ernment, acting under advice from Gen.
Wolselcy, has ordered Gen. Graham to trans
fer his base of operations to Suakim, whence,
with a strengthened force of men and artil
lery, he is to march to the assault "f Tama
auich, Osman Digma's headquarters. The
reportthatEl Mahdi was marching toward
Khartoum is confirmed. He liberated
twelve members of the Catholic
mission before leaving Kl obbid, receiving a
ransom of $2,800 through tbe -Austrian con
sul at Khartoum. El Maddi's inaction after
his victory at Elobeid, is explained thus:
Finding that the Sheikhs of the prfoefal
tribes wished to go home with their spoils in
order to attend to the harvest he proclamed
only a truce during the months of Moharrem
and Safar, ending at the date of the anniver
sary of the birth of the prophet, and that
time having expired the campaign was re
loKcmttxow's hcst.
London, Feb. 25. —A private view Is given
that Thos. Brock's memorial bust of Long
fellow will be unveiled in Westminster Abbey
on Saturday next. It, is a pure white marble
and slightly larger than life. It represents
the poet at the best period of his old age,
with noble features, Hewing hair and full
beard. The subject is treated withholdm -
and effect, and It is regarded as a strong and
beautiful work. The poet's daughter pro
nounces the likeness striking. The bust
will be placed in a conspicuous angle of the
poets corner, between the busts of Chaucer
and Dryden. It bears the following inscrip
tion, left by Dean Stanley: "Tlii.s bu-^t was
placed«mong the memorials of the poets of
England by the English admirers of the
American poet." The memorial committee
have invited Gladstone to unveil the monu
London, Feb. 25.—-Foote, editor of the Pre.
Thinker, has completed a year's Imprison
ment for'blasphemy. Bradlaugh. with 2,000
sympathizers, met him at the gates of the
London, Feb. 25.—Sir Henry Brand has
been elevated to the peerage with the title of
Lord Hampden.
In the commons, upon the speaker vacat
ing the chair, the whole house rose and tiling
past, shook hands with him. As the speakei
was leaving the house he was loudly cheered.
Berlin, Feb. 25.—The Deutche Tagblatt re
fers to the alleged advice given by Secretary
Frelinghuysen, to the house of representa
tives, that henceforth matters like the Lasker
resolution, should be referred to the com
mittee on foreign affairs, and asks, "will not
the secessionists and Minister Sargent pro
test against such a course." Bismarck is re
vising the civil procedure with a view to
abolishing useless formalities. The revision
has received a new impulse since the death
of Lasker, one of the trainers of the present
London, Feb. 25.—Gladstone, in the
commons to-day, made a motion, which was
carried, eulogizing Sir Henry Brand's long
services as speaker. The Parnellites did not
challenge a division, but, after Parnell had
stated they were unable tacitly to acquiesce
in a vote of thanks, since some of Speaker
Brand's acts had been heartful to Ireland,
they withdrew in a body from the house.
Labouchere, radical, moved that the house
adjourn to discuss the position of the troops
in the Red sea. The Parnellites and some
tories concurred, and Ellis Bartlett seconded
the motion. Gladstone's eonfidenc in Gen
eral Gordon Is as firm as ever.
Hartington, secretary of state for war, de
preciated the discussion a3 untimely. He
He believed Osmar Digma had an accurate
and complete knowledge of the news tele
graphed to Suakim from London. As Osmar
Digma, he said, had declared his
intention to sweep the English into
the sea, it might be advisable to
advance instead of awaiting the attack. Ex
isting orders were to relieve Tokar and to
protect Suakim, but the orders might be en
larged. It would be impolitic, the marquis
thought, to say anything further. Randolph
Churchill denounced the inadequacy of lhe
commissariat, cavalry and artillery, at Gen.
Graham's disposal. He said the reason the
Tokar expedition had not been recalled,
was, the government wanted blood.
It wa9 no longer a "paace at
any price," but a "blood at any price"
government. Gladstone said that neither
London nor foreign journals influenced the
government. It was influenced by an in
nate sense of its duty and responsibility. He
declared Churchill's accusation in bad taste,
and unjust. England was bound to defend
Saukim. Nortbeote said it was
necessary to support the govern
ment during war, when money
was asked to defray the expenses of the ex
pedition, and would be the duty of the house
to demand a full and clear account of the
government's policy. Deboucher's motion
was negativad. The Parnellite motion to
j appoint a standing committee to deal with

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