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:DafIp @ (KIo&e. Official Paper of the City and County. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED. ET THE ST. PAUL GLOBE PRINTING COMPANY, No. 321 Wabashaw Street, St. Paul. ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27. MOT TERMS OF THE GLOBE. SEVEN ISSUES PER WEEK—BY CARRIER One Year, payable in advance S8 00 Six Months, payable in advance 4 25 Three .Month? 2 25 Per Month " SIX ISSUES PER WEEK—BY MAIL, POST AGE PAID. One Year S° 00 Six Months 3 50 Three Months 2 00 One Month ™ All mail subscriptions payable invariably in advance. Seven issues per week by mail at same rates as by carrier. SUNDAY GLOBE. By Carrier —per year $2 °° By Mail—per year, postage paid 1 50 WEEKLY GLOBE- By Mail—postage paid, per yeai SI 15 DAILY WEATHER BULLETIN. Office.Chief Signal Officer, ) Washington, D. C, Feb. 26, 9:56 p. m. ) Observations taken at the same moment of time at all stations named. UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALI.ET. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. St Paul 30.09 26 NW Cloudy La Crosse 30.03 28 NW Cloudy XOBTHWEST. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. Bismarck 30.55 11 N Cloudy Ft. Garry 30.59 -13 NW Clear Minnedosa 30.70 -15 N Clear Moorhead 30.41 - H N Clear Qn'Appelle 30.73 -0 NW Clear St. Vincent 30.52 -11 NW Clear northern eockt mountain slope. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. Ft. Aeslnaboine.30.68 22 Calm Clear Ft. Buford 30.07 2 NW Clear Ft. Custer 30.64 23 N Fair Helena, M. T...30.58 32 NW Clear Huron. D. T 30.48 14 N Clear Medicine Hat...30.64 19 NE Cloudy UPPER LAKES. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. Duluth 29.12 20 N Light snow DAILY LOCAL MEANS. Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather. 30.028 24.8 13.7 NW Cl'y,Snowy Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .01, max imum thermometer, 32.0; minimum thermom eter, 16.5; daily range, 15.5. River, frozen. - Below zero. Note—Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. P. F. Lyons, Sergeant, Signal Corps, U. S. A. TO-DAY'S WEATHER. Washington, Feb. 26.—Indications for upper Mississippi light snows followed by clearing, colder weather, northerly winds, higher barometer. Missouri, colder, generally fair weather. north-east to north-west winds, generally higher barometer. YESTERDAYS MARKETS. There was no change in the markets at St. Paul yesterday, grain and other produce beiag quiet and steady. At Milwaukee wheat was dull and Slow, but closed Js@.lc higher than on L\Ion day. The Chicago market showed a slightly better tone, wheat closing at it* higher. Corn and oats about steady, and pork above Monday's closing. Wall street was quU\ and without excitement. Money easy and un changed. Bonds were firm, and stocks without Special interest. The market opened strong and higher, but weakened and declined, closing with* the general list lower than Monday. Mining shares .were dull and without special inter* -it. WASHINGTOO BUREAU. The Washington News Bureau of the St. P-ml, Globe is located at 1,42$ New York avcnui Residents of the northwest visiting Washington and having matters of local Interest to give the public will receive prompt and courteous atten tion by calling at or addressing the above n um ber. All letters so addressed to give the name ana Washington address of the Bender, to ensnre at tention. The Globe can be found on sale at the follow ing news stands in Washington: NATIONAL HOTEL. METROPOLITAN HOTEL. ARLINGTON HOTEL. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. New York journal says: "it is of of more inportance to this country that Germany should accept our pork than our sympathy." This is especially true when it is considered thatfour pork importations last year reached the value of $71,000,000. We ought not to be over sensitive about foreign hoggishness when we are tainted with home piggighness in raising barriers against receiving the pro duct of other countries. There is pending in the New York legis lature a proposed amendment of the state constitution prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor. The Re publicans generally agree to support it, on the grounds thatin the rural counties a large portion of the Republicans are Prohibition ists, and would vote against the Republican party if it does not submit the question of prohibition to a vote of the people. No dem agogism in that, nothing but pure philan thropy. A Number of the President's friends from the west called on him to talk over his pros pects for obtaining the nomination at Chica go. They told him plainly that in no way could he strengthen himself more than by changing his cabinet. They mentioned par ticularly, Brewster, Chandler and Folger. The President was embarrassed. He neither wanted to turn out or retain them. He would be glad to accept their resignations if they would tender them. What, a pitiable thing is Republican party chicanery, as practiced! -at the present day. Their princi ples are'vthe loaves and fishes," or in other words official station. Minister West has finally over his own signature exculpated Mr. Hewitt from the charge of visiting him (West) and undertak ing to lessen in a private conversation the force of the resolutions passed by the house with reference to O'Donnell. The letter was not needed, at least so far as the estimate of sensible people is concerned. Little Perry Belmont would do well to resume now his nursing bottle and give the public a rest'from his squallings, and for a time do his "mewling and his puking in his nurses arms" rather than in the lap of a nauseated public. The Democratic party needs to give its whole attention to the main issue, if it shall win, in the approaching contest and not waste its strength by any internal fights. Now that the time and place of holding the National Political conventions have been fixed, speculations as to the probable candi dates are rife. That the Republicans feel un wonted anxiety as to the candiate of their party, and the result, is clearly manifest. They regard New Y'ork as the pivotal state, and manifestly feel that with New York they are safe, and without it their defeat is certain. Hence, every possible effort foul or fair will be put forth by party bosses and managers to carry that state. The stalwarts seem to think a stalwart ticket alone can carry the state. These views and statements at this time are of interest. A prominent New York politi can, "a stalwart of the stal warts." a warm friend of Gen. Grant and ex-Senator Conkling, who maintains with them, and other leading stalwart bosses, the closest personal relations, was interviewed the other day and said that "Edmunds and Lincoln was the one ticket which could carry New York state surely. Edmunds would command the confidence of the country. Everybody would feel, were he put in nomin ation at Chicago, that the wisest thing for harmony in the party had been done. Ver mont being so small a state, Edmunds would be looked at not as a Vermont or New Eng land candidate, but as the candidate of the whole party all over the country. Logan had begun too soon, as he always did. His un sound record on financial matters would hurt him in the eye3 of the moneyed classes and the banks. Gen. Sherman could be elected, but It was not the thing to do. He was, with out doubt, a Republican, but he was not a statesman. Then, too, the politicians would feel that John Sherman would be likely to have altogether a disproportionate influence at the White House. It was all nonsense for the New York Times to eay that, if Gen. Sherman were President, the White House would become a centre of Jesuit influence, for there was probably no man in the coun try who was less possessed by an ecclesiasti cal bias. But, all the same, the fact that his wife and son were ardent Catholics would harm his candidacy. After looking the field all over, this gentleman, a representative stalwart, thought Edmunds 'the coming man."' It comes quite material for "the bloody-shirt" party, to trade on the repu tation of its first martyred President. Noth ing comes more easily to the stalwart par tisan than to play the part of a demagogue. Keifer seems to be getting into deep wa ter before his committee in the Boynton case. He accuses the committee of unfairness, and he and his counsel appear very much ex cited and unhappy. It seems to be very clear that the committee do not give credence to Keifer's testimony. His witnesses weaken rather than strengthen his case. He is con stantly asking for delay and postponement to get other witnesses. The com mittee and Boynton wish to go on with the investigation, and Keifer and his counsel denounce the committee for crowding the ex-speaker. But they grant him another delay. It is quite apparent that Keifer iias sunken very low in the estimation of Lis fellow-congressmen, and is likely to suffer more in his character for veracity and general uprightness, in his attempt to incul pate Boynton as a bribe giver. A HAPPY FAMILY. A proud lot are the men who went from Chicago to Washington to secure the holding of the Democratic convention in that city. The delegation was made up from all availa ble sources. There were some county com missioners, some aldermen, a representa tive of the Iroquois club, several lawyers and private citizens, the mayor and a delega tion of ward manipulators, headed by a sleek curiosity, known as Joseph Chesterfield Mackin and Mike McDonald an ex-gambler and now a power behind the throne of the municipal executive. This vast delegation naturally became dis tributed into sympathetic groups and each of them carried on the campaign after its own fashion. The result is that after the return of the expedition with victory inscribed on its banners each platoon of the force believers aud claims that it did the fighting, and won the battle. What is curious about it is that each of the minute divisions not only believes that it did all the fighting and won the victory, but what was done by the others was a positive damage. "It was my speech that settled the matter," says the mayor. 'The speech of the mayor came very near throwing us out," says another faction. '*I could tell you just what decided the ease, only a fellow doesn't like to talk about himself, you know," says one of the aldermanlc gang; .and so on with all the others. The result of this success will be that for the next fifteen years at least, there will be a half a hundred men who also will be clamorous for municipal honors on the ground that they, each of them, was the one who secured for Chicago the Democratic con- Vi ntion. /. :.V/; TITLE* TX NEW MEXICO. New Mexico was acquired by the United .*■ it.-s under the treaty of Gaudaloupe Hidal ffo. There were existing thousands of Span ish claims to real estate. These claims still continue. Very few have been settled since the treaty. In this state of things it is very difficult to get a clear, safe and undisputed title to land in the territory of New Mexico. To ascertain and quiet the titles to real es tate in the territory, Senator Edmunds has introduced a bill into the Senate, '•to provide for ascertaining and settling private land claims in certain states and territories." The bill provides that all claimants shall within three years after the act takes effect, presenttheir ciaims and proofs to the courts, and that no claim shall be allowed for any land, the title of which has been lawfully decided by congress, and that no claim shall be allowed for more than eleven square leagues, a territorial tract slightly under 50,000 acres, nor for a greater quantity than was authorized by the respective laws of Spain and Mexico. All just Indian titles are to be respected. The bill also restricts the almost unlimited power of the Surveyor General, and reserves all min eral rights in land grants to the government. The bill lays the ax to the roots of the nu merous jobs put up by unscrupulous speculators aud adventurers. Those who oppose the bill are parties anxious to derive benefit by land job operations. Such opposi tion is not legitimate. Those interested par ties want a commission appointed to settle conflicting land claims, in the hope of controlling such commission for their own benefit. A prime object of these opponents of the bill is to get a Sur veyor General appointed whose action they can contend. It is almost inconceivable to what arts men high up in social and political and official positions will resort to defraud the government for their own personal ag grandizement. They are simply public plunderers under very thin disguises. The passage of Mr. Edmunds' bill will be strongly contested in the Senate by these land-grabbers and their friends, but it is to be hoped there will be virtue enough, even in a Republican Senate, to pas3 the bill and thus provide a check to public land steals, and also make a way to settle land titles. Till this is done there can be no settled quiet, and pernament prosperity for the territory of New Mexico. A FARCE INSTEAD OF A FIGHT. The arrival of English newspapers con taining the correspondents' accounts of the defeat of Baker Pasha shows that there was scarcely anything in the affair which is worthy the name of a battle. The event is so full of cowardice, incapacity and demoral ization that it is at once painful and disgust ing. There is no redeeming feature in the so-called fight, from the initiation to the moment when the last of the terror-stricken and flying fugitives were speared by their merciless pursuers. In brief, the battle was a pursuit of the rebels so long as they appeared to be running away, and a wild flight the mo ment the rebels, having discovered the Egyp tians a few miles from their base, turned up on them and showed fight. Some rebels ap peared in the distance and were charged by some of Baker's cavalry. The latter soon became scattered and encountering some of their own scouts in retreat, they at once turned and fled without having reached the enemy which they had started out to charge. The main body saw the cavalry coming back pursued by the enemy and an attempt to form a square was made, but the effort was defeated partly by the cowardice of the troops and by the com motion caused by the retreating cavalry, which, without pulling rein, flew through the main body and continued their flight to the sea shore. The square was in part formed, but speedily melted away, the entire army being soen onlj a demoralized mass of fu- THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27. 1884. gitives, straining every nerve to reach the protection of the guns of the English vessels. The rebeLs followed, cutting down the Egyp tians without resistance and at their leisure. The Anglo-Egyptian force numbered over 5,000 men and of these 2,300 were slaughtered in less than fifteen minutes. Of their number thus butchered nearly 100 were officers and many of them were Englishmen. No attempt is made to estimate the losses of the enemy, but it is quite probable that their casualties were limited to the accidents which occurred from running over each other in the chase after the forces of Baker Pasha. It needed this disgraceful defeat to show to the world the nature of the fight which the English had on their hands a year ago, when they made war on the Egyptian troops. The men who were with Baker were the same men, or, the same kind of men, that opposed the English when they .bombarded Alexandria, and later when the English achieved such wonderful successes on land. It was for conquering these cattle that Eng land was ablaze with the glory of its hero ism and for the gallantry shown by her of ficers and soldiers. It was for shelling and sabreing this class of cattle that England felt herself to be a great war power of the nineteenth century, and for which the pri vate soldiers were medaled, the officers decorated and the lead ers inundated with titles and pensions. It now remains to be seen what will be the outcome of the encounter of English troops with the half armed followers of the fanatical prophet. In this case there seems to be a probability that if any of the English expe ditionary force shall succeed in getting any decorations they will earn them. ARTHUR CONFRONTED. If Arthur is renominated he will be the first accidental president that has ever re ceived a nomination for the presidency. All after having made the effort, and the ' strag gle have broken down in disgust.Jand retired to neglected obscurity—at least to uninfiuen tial positions. Arthur, at this period of time before the nominating convention, seems to occupy a better position and one more hopeful than did any of his accidental predecessors, at an equal period of time before tbe nominating convention. But the political views in New York now begin to lighten. Arthur and his friends have been quietly but diligently at work for a long time to set the current in'his direc tion, to rope in half-breeds and by the deli cate suggestions of official patronage to se cure district delegates for Chicago. But the supreme moment seems to have arrived for the half breed faction to show its hand, and to strike a blow at the Arthur machine, Stalwart ma chinations. The New York Tribune has been selected as the leading organ of half-breed opposition to Arthur. A few days since the Tribune opened its work of antagonizing Arthur, by publishing a column of extracts from papers in various parts of the state in op position to Arthur. This is to be followed by still stronger grounds of opposition and hostility to the stalwart executive. It must be confessed tbe half breeds show some nervousness and trepida tion at the headway the stalwarts have already made, in the use of the influence of public patronage. The cohesive power of public plunder is very strong, if not adamantine, and all half-breeds have not shown them selves superior to the seductive blandisments of official complaisance. The two Republi can faction sin New York will soon be in open array, fighting for the delegation of the state for Chicago. The odds seem to be in favor of Arthur at the present moment, but the tables may yet be turned. If Arthur loses the delegation of his own state, he probably will not go into the convention. Ifhe gains the delegation, his nomination at Chi cago is more than probable. * The half breeds are shrewd in this; they concentrate their efforts in opposition to Arthur, without designating any candidate of their own for nomination. They confine their tactics to secure a delegation unpledged to go to Chicago to vote as they please after they get there. This is manifestly a wise posi tion. It sweeps in all the opposition to Arthur, gives it coherence, and does not di vide and distract it, on favorite preferences for nomination. Opposition to Arthur is the first and fore most point, and the second is, in the defeat of Arthur to trust chance for the success of the Re spective favorites. Such tactics is an ac knowledgment of the strong position of Ar thur, and exhibits a fear of his success. Hence the strong ground taken is the field against Arthur, and the coalescence of all elements of oppo sition to defeat the accidental aspirant. The loving Republican brethren in New York are likely to have a lively preliminary eampaign. There will be music in the air and incisive activity along the whole line. The Democrats can but look with compla oency upon the interesting party warfare, indifferent as to the success of either faction. Be the result of this relent less party quarrel what it may, it can but damage the Republican party, for no strength is to be acquired in fighting over old stalwart and half-breed feuds, and in exhuming and washing over again the not very fragrant dirty linen of the past.' New York, as a Democratic state, is secure, and as goes New York so goes the Union. CURRENT COMMENT. , John L. Sterrt, who died at New Orleans Jan. 4, leaving an estate of $500,000, had a will of his own. Forty years ago he went from Maine to New Orleans, speculated wisely in real estate and lived a recluse. Noboby knew how rich he was, particularly the tax assessor. Eleven months before his death he married Miss Caroline Dahle, 18 years of age and a resident of that city. He made during the last days of his illness a short will, 'leaving to his wife §10,000 and the house in which they lived, with its contents. |A day or two after the funeral a search of the house disclosed $20,000 in cash, concealed behind some old books, and in other parts of the house papers, mortgages and bonds worth about $150,000. In an old box thirty premium bonds worth $45,000, were found. Late Senator Lewis Emery, of Bradford, Pa., has added to his collection of art treasures a very large painting of Tommaso Juglaris, of Venice, entitled "Promenade de Venise." It re presents the great painter Paul Veronese as the central figure of fhe ducal gondola gliding past a stately palace." By the side of the painter, under the canopy, reclines a beautiful woman, two sing ing women and a young troubadour occupying the foregrouud. The picture framed is fifteen feet long, and nine feet wide, and cost the sena tor $3,000, which is Baid to be far below its value, The Rev. Thomas R. Austin had an interest ing career. He took the highest honors at Oxford, Eng., a half century ago. Later, starting for America, he was shipwrecked aud lived for thirteen days without food or water. During the war of the rebellion he was a brigade surgeon among Indiana troops. At one time he had the most complete masonic library in America, but fire destroyed all his books. At the time of his death, a few days ago, he was rector of St. James' P. E. church, Vincennes, Ind. The New York Star takes the position that choosing Chicago for the Democratic National Convention carries that body to "neutral ground so far as Democratic candidates are concerned, for Illinois is a sure Republican State. New York, or even Buffalo, or Saratoga, would have been a much wiser selection." The convention of July 8th will nominate the next President, and a conventiou at Buffalo or Saratoga couldn't do any more. The successor of Gov. Robinson of Massachu setts, a Mr. Rockwell is wearing Mr. Arthur's col - laras proud ly as the dog of the fable carried a block of wood suspended from his neck. In an interview he insists that Mr. Edmunds is practic ally of no account. At the Chicago convention, as he thinks, the Massachusetts delegates said to themselves: "We've got a poor little man sitting on.a rock up here in New England and we'll cast our votes for him." The telegraph this morning reports a case of shocking inhumanity from the town of Walling ' ford, near Hartford, Connecticut, where a hus band had for thirty years incarcerated his wife in a prison room built in his own house. The plea urged for this monstrous barbarity is that the poor woman thirty years ago was slightly in sane. The death of the cruel tyrant restored the woman from her living tomb. It would seem as if a community ought to have something to say in a case like this, and not passively permit so revolting an exhibit of a brutish man. The Philadelphia Times says it begins to look as if President Arthnr had concluded not to make any more appointments till after the Republican national convention,and adds: "President Arthur has not yet named a successor to Strobach. Every day of delay in this matter is a day of dis grace to the administration. There is great need of an honest man in the office of Marshal of Ala bama.'' What possible use could President Arthur have for an honest marshal. A Writer in the London Electrician gives the following as an instant remedy for toothache: With a small piece of zinc and a bit of silver (any silver coin will do), the zinc placed on one side of the afflicted gum and the silver on the other, by bringing the edges together, the small current of electricity generated immediately and painlessly stops the toothache. The will of the late Mrs. Lydia Smith, the fa mous colored housekeeper of Thaddeus Stevens, was admitted to probate in Washington. By one of its provisions it sets apart $500 for the care of the adornment of the grave of Stevens, in Shreiv er'e cemetery, at Lancaster, Pa. Mayor Young, of Schenectady, N. Y., who has lately attracted attention by joining the church and patronizing the Salvation Army, has refused to permit the play called "The Devil's Auction" to be presented here, on the ground that it is immoral. Joseph W. Smith, of Andover, Mass., takes such practical interest in the life saving service that he is establishing libraries in the stataions along the New England coast. The books have been paid for from his private purse. D Thirty-eight of the seventy-three members of the Mississippi legislature desire to see Mr. Tilden nominated for the presidency. We sup pose this is a Democratic "outrage" that ought to be investigated. The Trenton Gazette very happily says: "There is at least'one nice thing about this win ter—we are not troubled with dust." It must be a relief to have the Jersey red sand covered up a little while. The Indan language contains no "cuss words." They use the tomahawk instead of the tongue when inflamed. The Victoria Explosion. London, Feb. 27.—The Times, in referring to the explosion at the Victoria railway sta tion, says: It is clear we have to deal with one of those cowardly outrages, whereby Irishmen imagine that they are furthering independence. We have in our midst, cow ardly desperadoes, not ashamed to abuse their freedom by reckless attacks on life and property. The leaders of the land leagues will do well to exert their influence upon the dynamiters, and repress the outrages, since the British people, however long suffer ing, won't indefinitely permit the murder of Innocent persons. Indeed, they may supple ment the imperfections of the present lejral machinery, whose pressure they now toler ate. The News says: There is no reason to fear that the dastards have the power or op portunity to inflict a really serious injury up on the nation. Their real object is, to keep up a state of irritation and alarm, which will be profitable to themselves and friends. The Standard says: The Fenian warfare, at 1 o'clock in tne morning, upon travelling bags and port manteaus, alarming a ha'C dozen railway officials, may have an awkward result to the perpetrators, and certainly can have no effect on the British constitution. The Telegraph argues, the outrage proves the necessity of improving the detective department. Food Reform.. [American Grocer and Dry Goods Chronicle.] A society has been recently formed in Lon don to advocate the improvement and cheap ening of the diet, one of its main objects be ing to show that a flesh diet is much more costly than a vegetable one, and less nour ishing. A number of entertainment? have been given under the auspices of Ihe Nation al Food Reform society, of which the follow ing supper is a specimen : One hundred and fifty persons, for the most part belonging to the working classes, sat down to a bill of fare consisting of Scotch broth with slices of whole meal or Graham bread, green pea pie with potatoes, the pie crust being made with cotton seed oil, and for desert sweetened semolina or farina pud ding with stewed prunes. Mr. F. P. Doremus, secretary of the so ciety, addressed those present after the cloth had been removed, and said as they had all apparently enjoyed their supper, they might, especially the mothers and heads of famlies, like to know something about its ingredients and proportions. In making the soup, or broth, there was used for every gallon of water four ounces of pearl barley, 1 turnip, 1 carrot, 2 ounces of groats, or oatmeal, with pepper, salt, etc., to season. In the green pea pie the contents were dried green peas boiled tender, a hard boiled es;g, a little tapioca and mint to flavor. For the desert one pound of semolina or farina to a gallon of water, with sugar to sweeten and served with stewed prunes. After exhibiting some colored dia grams to show graphically the relative quan tities of water, muscle-forming, bone-form ing and heat-giving constituents of bread, oatmeal and beef, he remarked that they would see by the difference in the propor tions of these substances that in a pound of butcher's meat twelve ounces represented the water present, for which they were paying at the rate of nine pence to one shilling (eighteen to twenty-five cents) per pound", while in the dried peas, costing four to six cents a pound, the water was a very small part of the whole, they getting fourteen or fifteen ouhces of solidfeod instead of tbe four ounces contained in the pound of meat they had to pay 25 cents for. Mr. Doremus stated that the members of the National Food Re form society themselves practiced what they preached. He instanced his personal experi ence of four or five years in favor of the sufficiency, wholesomeness and superiority of adiet into which meat, bird or fish has not entered. Dr. Alllnson, a prominent member of the society, also stated that for nearly two years he had taken no meat at all; that his food cost him little more than 12 cents a day; that he could do his work as well or better without meat, and that he frequently worked sixteen hours out of twenty-four. There can be no doubt but that there is a great scope for discretion in choosing a diet, and that more farinaceous food might be con sumed with profit both to health and the purse; but it is an enormous task to radi cally change the tastes and habits of the pub lic, and we fear that the National Food Reform society will grow old in their very meritorious work. The field for such effort ife much more promising in this country than in England, because of the large variety and fine quality of our fruit and vegetable productions. In farinaceous goods especially much progress has been made during the last few years in preparing them in an attractive and conven ient manner; in addition to the old-time hominy, samp, oatmeal, cracked wheat, etc., we have now a large variety of steam-cooked cereals, which are afterward kiln-dried, and will then keep indefinitely. These can be re-cooked in a few minutes, and some of these preparations are as delicious as they are wholesome and convenient. We com mend this subject to our readers, and to our contemporaries, as being worthy of atten tion. Proposition Ketused. Hanover, N. H., Feb. 26.—The faculty of Dartmouth college, refused to adopt the regulations proposed for the government of intercollegiate sporis. Reduction of Wages. Pittsburg, Feb. 26.—Singer, Nimick & Co., steel manufacturers, have notified the employes of a reduction of wages, to take effect on March 10. WASHINGTON. Chicago Lawyers Want Statistics of Divorce and Better Laws On the Subject. The Dakota Convention Bill Not That Which Originated at Sioux Falls. Wade Hampton Thinks Bayard the Strongest Man the Democrats can Nominate For President. A Brilliant Reception Given by Mrs Car lisle— LMLontanians Want Judge Conger Investigated. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Washington, Feb. 26.—General John B. Sanborn arrived from St. Paul, to-day. Judge H. R. Brill, Charles E. Otis" and W. D. Cornish, of St. Paul, arrived from Boston to-day and are quartered at the Riggs. THE OWATONNA POSTMASTEBSHIP. No compromise has been or will likely be made in the Owatonna postmastership and Wbeelock's appointment will be insisted upon. WADE HAMPTON ON BATARD. Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, is an ardent admirer of Senator Bayard. It was a great disappointment to him that the Dela ware statesman was passed over at Cincin nati and General Hancock nominated in his stead. Senator Hampton said to-day that Mr. Bayard possessed the full confidence of the business men of the country, and quoted George W. Childs and Drexel, the New York banker, as saying after Garfield's elec tion that had he been opposed by a strong man like Bayard the result in all probability would have been vastly different. General Hampton frankly admitted that the perplex ing problem with Bayard's friends was to get him the nomination—his election he thought a matter of easy accomplishment. ■ The most interestins feature of his conver sation on this subject, however, was a sug gestion he made which it is believed would greatly strengthen Mr. Bayard's candidacy. It is this: The day preceding the National convention let a caucus of delegates from the six doubtful northern states, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio. Indiana and California, be held. Let the candidate whom this caucus decides can carry all or most of these states be presented to the convention and there is little doubt that he would re ceive the nomination on the first ballot. This plan is open to no valid objection by any of the aspirants for the presidency ex cept that it would simply increase Mr. Bay ard's chances. Gen. Hampton is not at all certain that his suggestion will be adopted, but he put9 it forth as the best solution of the question: "Whom shall we nominate that can be elect ed without a peradventure'" WANT JUDGE CONGER INVESTIGATED. Mr. Springer is in receipt of a letter from Wm. E. Cullen, of Sanders & Cullen, Hel ena. Mont., urging an investigation by his committee of the charges against Judge Con ger, late an associate justice of the supreme court of the territory. It appears that Judge Conger, who is a brother of Senator Conger, was appointed several years ago. It is claimed that from the first he displayed neither ability nor fit ness for the position. Mr. Cullen alleges that Judge Conger was frequently drunk both on and off the bench; that his associates were among the most disreputable classes, and that his conduct in general was a dis grace to his manhood and judicial eminence. Upon representations made by leading citi zens of Helena a special agent of the department of justice made an investigation into the charges, and in the absence of any proof showing malfeasance in office, made a white washed report, which finally resulted in his reinstatement after a suspension of nearly a year. Daring this period it is said no case outside the jurisdiction of the police or pro bate court could be tried. Recently Judge Conger was relieved from his office and suc ceeded by Gen. Coburn, of Indianapolis. The gentlemen who made the charges against Mr. Conger are desirous of showing that they acted in good faith, and desparing of receiving justice at the hands of General Brewster's department they have requested Mr. Springer to call for the papers in the case and summon wit nesses to prove their truthfulness. NOT TIIE SIOUX FALLS BILL. The dispatches sent out saying that the senate committee on territories had agreed on the Sioux Falls constitution bill prove to be. entirely erroneous. The committee have made a new bill wholly ignoring the Sioux Falls convention. This bill is substantially the same as the bill presented in Jhe house by Maginnis, except that It only provides for the election of dele gates to the new constitutional convention from the southern portion of the territory, and remands the four judges and all territorial offices to north Dakota. It provides for the election of a large delegation constitutional convention at the next general election in November, and creates a commission to apportion the delegates equitably to small districts, and in effect nullifies all the revo lutionary proceedings which the managers of the so-called constitutional convention at Sioux Falls inaugurated. The North Dakota delegation here did not ask to have Bismarck named as the capital, or make any conces sions which they have not been willing to make from the start. If a division occurs they strenuously insist upon the name of North Dakota, and are willing that the southern portion shall take the name of South Dakota. If these two poiflts are not conceded they will have nothing to do with the measure. AS TO DIVORCE LAWS. ' Representative Dunham, of Illinois, has received a petition signed by all the judges on the bench in Chicago and Cook county, and by many prominent members of the bar representing both politi cal parties, and the petitioners state that the wide differences between the laws of the several states as to the causes of di vorce and the jurisdiction of their courts over suits for divorce by or against non-resi dents, constitutes an acknowledged element of confusion and uncertainty in American jurisprudence. This has led to many dis tressing conflicts of judicial decisions in cases turning upon the degrees of credit to be given to decrees of divorce iyider the con stitution and laws of the United States or the comity of nations, so that a marriage is often treated in one state as dissolved and at the same time in another as subsisting, and a man may' be convicted of bigamy or adultery in one jurisdiction upon what would be a lawful second marriage in another. The growing number of foreign immigrants who become American citizens and thus subject marriages contracted abroad to the jurisdic tion of our courts or by temporary returns to their original domicile may subject American divorces to the test of examination by foreign courts makes these matters a frequent cause of collision in the administration of private international law. It is thought that the mag nitude of these ends, their bearing upon so cial condition in this country, and the best methods of guarding against their increase, can only be fully apprehended by a careful collection of statistics of divorce from the records of the several states, and as this can only be done satis factorily by authority of the United States, Mr. Dunham was requested to bring the matter to the attention of congress. He asked that the petition be referred to the judiciary committee, with power to report by bill otherwise. Mr. Randall and Mr. Holman objected in chorus to the introduction of the petition or its being referred to the judici ary committee. Mr. Dunham will have to send the petition to the committee through the medium of the petition box. POSTAL APPROPRIATIONS. A special meeting of the appropriation committee is to be held to-morrow to consider the annual appropriation bill for the postal service. The sub-committee recommend appropriations amounting to $45,071,900, which Is a reduction of $4,500,000 below the amount asked for by the postmaster general, and $581,000 more than was appropriated for the current fiscal year. •TGHN C. KBIT'S 3OOCBSS0B. It is understood that the position of assist ant secretary of the treasury, made vacant by the resignation of Jno. C. New, is to be filled by the promotion of James B. Butler, who now holds the position of appointment clerk. It was learned unofficially at the treasury department this acternoon that Mr. Butler sent his resignation of the office of appointment clerk at the close of business hours to-day, with the expectation that his nomination as assist ant secretary would be sent to the senate within a day or two. Mr. Butler is a man about forty years of age, has the en tire confidence of Secretary Folger as a valu able public officer and enjoys a reputation at the treasury of being a man of good execu tive capacity. He is a lawyer and held an unimportant office in New York city when he received the appointment which he now re signs, a little more than two years ago. The salary of the assistant secretary is $4,500 and that of appointment clerk $2,750 a year. The duties of the incumbent of the latter position pertain to appointments and removals in the department and in cus tom houses and to orders affecting the per sonnel of the department. The gossips say it is the intention of Secretary Folger to pro mote Mr. Trevitt, now assistant in the ap pointment office, to the place vacated by Butler and transfer Chas. E. Coon, assistaut in the loan division, to the position of assis tant appointment clerk. Also that these changes will be followed by six other promo tions from lower grades. Mr. Trevitt has been in the department for years. He was formerly assistant chief of the division of revenue marine. MRS. CARLISLE'S TEA. Although there were live other ''teas" in progress in different parts of the city during the same afternoon hours, the tea given by the wife of Speaker Carlisle at the Riggs house from 3 to 6 o'clock this afternoon, naturally led in point of numbers and gen eral brilliangy. Over 600 cards of invi tation were issued for the entertain ment, and that they were fully responded to wa3 proved by the number of carriages that blocked the streets and by the crowds that slowly moved through the parlors for three hours. Mrs. Carlisle and her assistants stood in the first of the parlors of the hotel which were used on this occasion. A stringed or chestra was stationed at the end of the long parlor and furnished attractive selections dur ing the afternoon. An apartment at the end of the corridor was used for a refreshment room where attentive waiters served coffee, chocolate, tea, salads, jellies, croquettes, oysters and other substantial* to the guests. Mrs. Carlisle received in a toilet of peacock blue brocaded velvet with petticoat front of white satin brocaded with lace, and she was assisted by Mrs. Sevier of New Orleans, Mrs. Geo. W. Steele, of Indiana. Mrs. J. G. Can non, of Illinois, Mrs. Armstrong of Missouri, Mrs. N. C. Deerinjr, of Iowa, and Miss Page, of Washington. Mrs. Sevier's toilet was of white satin entirely covered with an overdress of rose guipure with ornaments of black and white pearls and diamonds. Mrs. Steele wore white satin and brocades with point lace trimmings and diamond ornaments. Mrs. Cannon was attired in black satin embroidered in panels with wild roses and diamond orna ments, and Miss Cannon in pale blue mulls with Valenciennes lace and bonsilene ' roses. Mrs. Armstrong wore black satin jetted lace, with bouquet of brushed roses; Mrs. Deering wine colored silk, diamond ornaments; Miss Page white silk with trimmings of Duchesse lace. [Western Associated Press.] Washington', Feb. 26.—At a meeting of the committee on banking and currency, Mr. Buckner moved to substitute his bill pro viding for the issuance of treasury notes, to take the place of bank notes for all bills con cerning bank circulation, etc., that has been considered by the committee. The substi tute was rejected by 3 to 9. Buckner, Yaple, and Miller voted in the affirmative, and Ermentrou, Potter, Hunt, Candler, "VYilkins, Dingly, Adams, Henderson and Hooper with the negative. Brumm absent. M'PHERSON'S BILL. The committee by a vote of 8 to 4, author ized J. W. Wilkins to report to the house Mcpherson's bill as it passed the senate. Buckner, Potter, Miller and Yaple voting in the negative. House committee on invalid pensions agreed to report favorably, Representative Matson's bill increasing the pension of wid ows and dependent parents of deceased sol diers and sailors from $8 to $12 per month. HEWITT'S CASE. Mr. Phelps will report back to-morrow from the committee on foreign affairs, the resolu tion of inquiry of Representative Brumm, as to whether the minister of any foreign power had endeavored to nullify the effect of the unanimous resolution of the house by reflec tions on the honor and F integrity of its mem bers. The report wilt state that the commit tee could find no evidence and will ask to be discharged from further consideration of the subject. The presentation of the report is looked forward to with interest, owing to the probability that the occasion may be used by either Hewitt or Belmont, to transfer to the floor of the house the per sonal controversy waged between them last week in the committee room. An effort may be made to recommend the resolution to the committee, with instructions to make further inquiry. Such a motion would be strenuous ly resisted by the committee, who think they have done all their duty in the premises, and", in the contention, others than the gentlemen named may be brought into a lively debate. A LETTER TO CARLISLE. Speaker Carlisle received a letter, ad dressed to him personally, by several of the most prominent members of the liberal partv in the German reichstag, expressing their high sense of the appreciation and action taken by the house of representatives as a token of respect for the memory of the late Hcrr Lasker. The letter expresses the hope that the two nations may develope and continue in friendship. Among the other signatures, are those of V. Bunsen, who visited America the past sum mer and Frederick Kapp, forinly a lawyer in New York, and member of the executive committed of the Liberal party. AGAINST ADULTERATED TEAS. Representative Hewitt has been authorized by the ways and means committee to report a bill to prevent the importation of adulter ated teas. The bill is based upon the recent recommendations of the secretary of the treasury. JUSTICE EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE. Ex-Marshal Tonner, of Alabama, was be fore the house committee investigating the expenditures of the department of justice to day, and was cross examined by the commit tee. He protested against a cross examin ation by the examiners of the department, who were present, and said that if he had them in Alabama oe would have them all in the penitentiary. He exhibited two affidavits from persons who denied having made cer tain affidavits that the examiners held. PORK REPORT. Commissioner Loring laid before the presi dent the report of the commission appointed to examine the swine industry of the United States. It is emphatic in the statement that there is no condition surrounding the indus try which tends to propogate disease or render pork nnhealthful. The returns from railroad and transportation companies, slaughter houses, packers and shippers, were confirmed by those from the ] boards of health, humane societies and ex i perts employed by the commission. It ap \ pears the utmost care Is preserved through out, that hogs are never transported except to the offal rendering establishments, that diseased hogs are refused transportation, and that humane laws and sanitary regulations exist, in all stock yards, enforced by the local inspectors, under"penalty, fines, etc. That a rigid scrutiny Is enjoined at all slaughter house*, that method of slaughter and pack ing, the qualities of the material used, tho inspection. etc, are reeulated by the rules of the chambers of commerce and trade, and that constant care is exercised to see that no nnhealthful means are employed In any branch. The roport states, the examination proves, that as pork is fully equal, perhaps superior to that of trance or Germany. No general diseas- exists and the occasional presence of trichi na* is comparatively unimportant. The re port is signed by Geo. B. Loring, chairman of the board. E. W. Blaksford, Chicago. Prof. Chandler. New York, Dr. D. E. Lamb, department of agriculture, and A. I). I New York. In conclusion it gays, "While we believe that no legitimate ground e\*i-ta for the restrictions imposed on the in. tion of American pork, we are satisfied that a microscopic inspection of all pork, (or ex port, can be secured at the packing booses, if such inspection should be demanded." POSTOFFICE BILL. The subcommittee of the house committee on appropriations, having charge of the post office bill, completed its work to day and au thorized Representative Townseud'to report to full committee. The bill was reported favorably to the sen ate to-day, to prohibit the mailing of news papers and other publications containing lot tery advertisements, is accompanied by two reports, the minority report is signed by Sen ators Jackson, Maxey and Groome." The majority report says, the bill is based on the the conceded power of the government to de termine what character of matter mav be sent through the mails. and " its purpose Is to protect the general welfare and morality of the people against tBe per nicious effects of lotteries. The purpose here Ifl expressed is the one great public* concern and duty underlying it, and was verv forcibly expressed in the opinion of the'supreme court of the United State* iu the case of Phalen vs. Virginia aud Howard. This sustains both the power aud duty of the gov ernment to interfere by such means as the bill, -rhich the committee herewith reports, for the protection of the morals and well being of the peopte. It say-*, further, "the policy of the bill is In perfect harmony with the action of nearly every state in the Union. Lotteries have been again and again under the almost universal ban in the Itfitcs, only three have failed to denounce lotteries, and endeavor to protect their citizens from their baneful eii The minority report, which was submitted by Senator Jackson, opposes tne bill on consti tutional grounds. It is a very long argu ment, the gist of which is, that tbe general government has no powerto suppress gamb ling In'any state, and consequently has no power to prohibit the use of the "mails to newspapers published iu states whieh con tain lottery advertisements. The report says, the real object and purpose of the bill Is, perfectly manifest. It is the suppression of that species of gambling which is carried on through the agency and instrumentality of letters", and it adds, while we concur with the majority of the commit tee in the opinion that lotteries are perni cious, and exerting an evil aud demoralizing influence upon the people, we do not assenl to the measure of redress recom mended by the presenl bill It then states the opinion of the miuoritj that the general goverumeut has no powei to suppress any kind of gambling in states, or to prohibit states lrom legalizing or per mitting lotteries, and lottery advertisements, and that the adoption of such a law as that proposed by the bill, would establish a dan gerous precedent for the interference of the general government in the affairs of a state. SUDDEN- DEATH. J. F. Geoghegan, of Chicago, a member of the delegation from that city, which came to Washington last week, to urge the selec tion of Chicago as the place for'holding the Democratic national convention, died at Willard's hotel, to-night, of pneumonia, con tracted shortly after his arfival in the city. His widow has been telegraphed for, and will be here to-morrow. Hon- Luther Became a Monk. [Contemporary Review] Returning to Erfurt in the summer of 1505, from a visit to his family at Mansfield, Luther was overtaken by a storm. Thr lightning struck the ground before his feet, he fell from his horse. "Holy Anne," he cried to the mother of the Virgin, help me. I will become a monk." Next day at Erfurt he repented of his vow, for he knew how it would grieve his father. But his life had been spared. He believed that the vow had been registered In heaven, and without waiting for his resolution to be shaken he sought and found admittance in the Augustinian monas tery in the town. His career hitherto had been so brilliant that old Han3 had formed the brightest hopes for him. He was bitterly disappointed, knowing perhaps more of monks and monkdom than his son. He consented, with a sore heart, perhaps hoping that a year's experience and the discipline of the novitiate would cure a momentary folly. The Augustinians owned no property; they lived on alms, and the young Martin, to break his pride, was set to the lowest drudgery iu the house, and was sent about the town to beg. Luther, however, flung himself with enthusiasm into the severest penances. He fastened, he prayed, he lay on the stones, he distracted his spiritual adviser with the refinement, of his confessions. The common austerities fail ing, took to hair shirts and whips, and the bretheren supposed that they had a grow ing saint among them. To himself these resources availed nothing. The temper which he hoped to drive out of himself clung to him in spite of all prescribed remedies. But still he pesevered; the novitiate ended and he took his vows and became full monk and priest. His father attended the cere mony, though in no pleasant humor. "You learned men," he said at the convent dinner 'have you never read that a man should obey his father and mother!" They told him his son had received a call from heaven. "Pray God," the old man answered, "it be not a trick of the devil. I must eat and drink with you, but I would be gladly be gone." Two years passed away. Luther occupied himself with eagerly study the Bible, but his reading would not pacify his restless con sciousness. The vicar general of the order, Father Staupltz, a wise, open-minded man, saw him, heard his confessions, and understood them. He perceived that his mind was preying upon itself, and that he required to be taken out of him self by active employment. The Elector Frederick, Frederick the Wise, as distin guished from his brother and his nephew, had lately founded a university at Witten berg, a considerable town on the Elbe. The Augustinians had an affilated house in Wit tenberg, and Staupit? transferred Luther thither, to teach theology and philosophy. Luther was now 25, and there is a gap of two years in his history. He must have ob served and thought much in these years, or the tinder would scarcely have been kindled by the sparks which'fell upon it at the end of them. The air of Germany was growing thick with symptoms of storm. Hooks and Eyes. For more than a dozen years the manufac ture of hooks and eyes for women's and children's dresses may be said to have been dead, buttons having superseded them. Bui there are indications that hooks and eyes are again to come into use, at least to a con siderable extent. If this should prove to b« the case, it will gladden the hearts of some who have preserved their machinery from the scrap heap. Thirty years ago the state of Connecticut had manufactories within hei territorv that produced these little articles tc the value of $112,000 annually fifteen cents a gross. Previous to 1830, or thereabouts, hooks and eyes were made by haud and sold at $1.50 per gross. ;Postinjf Grain. St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 26.—The elevator men held a meeting this afternoon and de cided to post grain the moment it was discov ered to be damaged, and make the owners responsible, thus putting the elevators in this city in a line with those of other grain cen ters of the country.