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Weather. Ft. Assinaboine.3o.B6 29 IS Clear Ft. 8uf0rd...... 30.45 -2 NE Clear Ft.^Custer 80.26 27 N Hy snow Helena, M. T...30.34 35 Calm Thr't'g Huron, D. T....30.48 -8 • N Clear Medicine Hat...30. 27 28 NW Cloudy UPPEB LAKES. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. Dnluth 30.30 -5 N Clear I- DAILY LOCAL MEANS. . Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather. 30.178 8.8 i -4.1 NW Cl'y,Snowy Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .02, max imum thermometer, 2.70; minimum thermom eter, .0; daily range, 2.70. River, frozen. . - Below zero. —Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. - ;'». , P. F. Lyons, Sergeant, Signal Corps, U. S. A. TO-DAY'S WEATHER. Washixgtox, Feb. 28, 1 a. m.—lndica tions for upper Mississippi! Fair weather, north to west winds, falling . followed by slowly rising temperature, generally higher barometer. ". ; -; : Missouri: Fair weather, north to east winds, nearly stationary, followed by falling barometer, and by Friday morning slowly rising temperature. : *;-y;-/ * —n.-,—,,.--—,/,r;^ YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. There was considerable activity at the board of trade yesterday with wheat at lc. and corn 2c. higher, The Milwaukee wheat market was dull and B e. lower. The Chicago markets were weak and lower, wheat closing J£c. below Tuesday's close; corn was unchanged and oats scarcely steady, while pork went back 12c. There was no new feature in the money market on Wall street Government and railroad bonds were firm; state securities dull. Stocks opened weak and lower,and declinedJ4@l}^. At midday they strengthened and advanced a shade, led by Oregon Transcontinen tal, but the rise was only spasmodic and the mar ket closed weak and a shade lower than Tuesday. Northwestern 1 per cent., Omaha 13£ per cent., Manitoba 1%, and Oregon Navigation 1?£ lower. Directors of the St. Paul have declared the semi annual dividend of %V per cent., payable April 15. Mining shares were extremely dull but prices firm. \;.;V ' X-J.'; '■ '■'•: The N. Y. Sun rebukes Conkling for his lack of professional manners. Conkling's personal normal state is overbearing inso lence, arrogance and hauteur. The Associated Press in undertaking to state the vote in the House upon the appro priation for the relief of the flood sufferers, placed Hon. S. S. Cox, of New York, and Messrs. Wood and Ward as voting against the bill, when in fact all three voted for it, and Mr. Cox was most eloquent in his advo cacy of it. At Avondale, near Cincinnati, last week, the house of a colored family of three was burned. The persons were missing. Search revealed the bodies on a disecting table in a Cincinnati medical college. An examina tion showed that they had been murdered. Their skulls were fractured. It is believed they were murdered for the purpose of sell ing their bodies to the college. Can fiendish human depravity well go further! THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. ■ The call of the committee for the National Democratic convention, -is broad, patriotic, and catholic"in its spirit and speaks trumpet toHgued to the thousands who have not; hith erto acted with the Democratic party, but who are not only dissatisfied with the party in power, but who are alarmed at its unpatriotic tendencies, to join in purify ing and renovating the politics of the coun try. The call in its Invitation is broad and comprehensive and extends to "all Demo cratic conservative citizens ,of the United States , irrespective of past political associations and differences, who qan unite in an effort for pure, economic al constitutional government." Corrupt leaders have overeone their work,. have alarmed the honest conservative element of the country, and that element will coalesce with an honest Democratic effort to rescue power from the clutches of the spoilers. FORCIBLE— An Anti-Arthur Republican demonstration was held in the Academy at Brooklyn, N. T. the other night at which Carl Schurz and President Seeley'of Amherst college were the speakers. The Brooklyn Eagle says the speeches were not stringent or pointed, put were commonplace abounding in leverplatitudes. There gen tleman seemed to speak under restraint ' and the ■ most startling novelty produced in their remarks, was in the original declara tion in regard to the Presidency, that "the place ought to seek the man, not the man the place." They prated about political vir tue in pulpit . strains,".' but - seemed afraid to charge home-corruption upon anybody, * seeming >-jto .; realize that they were open to the same charge them selves. From such "forcible feeble" de monstrations,. Arthur has not much to fear. The Eagle says; ' speaking of the preform ances of Schurz and Seeley: •.'■; -■■••.■..., \\-i f'Theyarein the position of people who cannot throw stones. because they live in glass houses. ;:. They cannot for instance as jail the rascalities of the Star. Route men, -: -/> the corruption of congress by the monopo lists, the villainies which have made the navy a monument of successful brigandage and"the systematic prostitution of the public service, because they are both tainted by the very worst fraud known to American history though not in an equal degree. Mr. Schurz was part and parcel of the rotten Adminis tration which rewarded with office every ras cal who forged a return or committed per jury to nullify the will of the people. Mani festly, patriots who had a hand in that busi ness are not just the persons to hold Arthur to a very rigid account for his misdeeds. ©lobe It is about time to turn out a party and party leaders thus saturated with corruption, and replace them by men of integrity, and honest, unselfish purposes, who have some impulses of patriotism, and a regard for the public welfare, paramount to mere personal benefit. ANOTHER WRONG TO THE INDIANS. An effort is being made to concentrate certain Indians in this state on one reserva tion and under one agency. This measure receives the support of some of our best citi zens, who believe that the concentration will better the condition of the Indians. We are satisfied that many of the advocates , of this measure are actuated by the best of motives, and it is not our wish to impeach their honesty or integrity, but behind all this there is the avaricious lumberman, who yearns for the magnificent pine forests in the Red Lake reserve. He is unwilling to appear in this move himself, but hides behind good men, who go forward, secure the. concentration, then the noble, unselfish lumberman will enter the land and secure these valuable forests at a nominal price, thus swindling the govern ment and the Indians. If the various bands which it is contemplated to consolidate at White Earth agency, are brought together, there will be so many conflicting interests that savage warfare may be looked for, until the smaller bands are either annihilated or driven away to depredate upon our frontier people. Aside from this, their concentration will retard their progress in civilization. Scatter, rather than concentrate, and they will be brought in more intimate relations with the white man, and neces sarily make more progress, as they will see the advantages which civilization and Christianity confer up on the white man. Had the government a century since re garded the Indian as a human being and made him subject to the law, and protected him by the law, the Indian problem would have been solved long ago. He would have pre-empted land as their white brother has done and these lands would have descended to their children, thus instilling into their untutored minds the idea of Individual rights of property and the necessity of caring for themselves and those dependent upon them. Their neighbors instead of being bloodthirsty savages, would have been white men from whom they would have learned much by be ing brought in contact with civilization, how ever crude, and they would have seen its advantages, and gradually abandoned their savage life. This cannot be done now. It is too late but it is not too late for the govern ment to step in between them and those who would rob and destroy them. In the name of justice and fair dealing, we should be kind and merciful to these poor creatures who, in the providence of God, have been placed under our care. Our treatment of them has been cruel and wrong. They have been driven from their homes wherever the avaricious white man has longed for their lands. Wrong has followed wrong until they have about concluded that the name of white man involves all that is low, mean and rascally. We trust that this measure will fail to pass, and that the Indians will be left as they are at present. MANITOBA SECESSION The English provinces in America are ex hibiting much uneasiness, and an inclina tion to secede from the mother country. These manifestations appear to be giving the British government no little concern. Manitoba seems to be ripening very fast seces sionwise, and is awakening the serious atten tion of the home government. The secession leaders in Manitoba have long been maturing their plans. A mass meeting is to be held in Winnipeg March sth, and it is alleged that the Manito ba people have been system atically organized by determined leaders to spring their plans upon the March meeting and the result, it is believed, will be to car ry secession by storm. Secret emissaries are scattered all along the boundary line from the Atlantic ocean to British Columbia. The first move is expected to be a declara tion of independence by the Province of Man itoba and the setting up of an independentgov ernment. The plan is to call a delegate con vention to form a constitution, and then pe tition the congress of the United States and ask for admission into the Union. This secession organization is said to be worked up by Irish-Americans, who have had their leaders out not only in Mani toba, but in Northern Dakota and Minnesota for several months past. It is said a leading Irishman, who was formerly connected with several Irish organizations in Chicago and the east is nGw in North Dakota, perfecting plans to have in readiness an army of 20, --000 Irish Americans to march across the bor ider as soon as a declaration of independence is made in Manitoba. A gentleman claiming to be well posted in the whole mat ter asserts that nearly all the Irish-Americans in the United States are interested in this revolutionary, or secession movement. Ex- Fenians are alleged to be very active in this movement. It is also alleged that an organization is being perfected in Fargo. A leader in a fierce speech is reported to have said: "We want no French—nothing but Irish Catho lics. .We want those who can carry mus kets." It is said that arms are in readiness, and that in two days after the order for assem bling has gone forth 20,000 men will be ready to march across the border to aid the secessionist to maintain their independence. The telegraphic dispatches announcing the maturity of secession movements in Manitoba and the organization of an army of 20,000, Irish Americans ready to march at the tap of the drum, may be regarded as very gas eous. The allegation that an al leged inchoate conspiracy to inaugurate a secession movement, will peti tion to received into the United States fami ly of states is simply ridiculous-. This is putting the cart before the horse. Congress could not receive and act upon a proposition to receive ihe provence of a friendly power, until that provence had acheived its inde pendence, and been so acknowledged by the mother country. That real grievances exist in Mani toba cannot be ignored. The people deeply feel them. The refusal of the Dominion goverment to regard the petitions of the people for a redress of these grievances inflame them more and more. That seces sion is talked of, and looked forward to, unless the government recedes from its po sition, of ignoring the grievances complained of, is unquestionably true, but that an armed force is already organized to raise the Btandard of revolt, is not likely to be true, though that point in th c future may be reached. The following ex tracts from the Winnipeg Free Press, of Feb. 26, will show the present temper and spirit of the people of Manitoba. The Free Press says: Mr. Norquay, like the farmers' delegates, is returning empty handed from Ottawa. Our special representatives have all been re ceived civilly at the Dominion capital. They have been politely listened to. They have been assured that the government is well aware that the agitation here is not a parti zan affair, and there the matter rests. Noth ing has been done, and no assurance has been given that anything will be done. * * * # * The people have now been placed in such THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 28, 1884. a position that they must, by tamely submit-' ting, confess that ? they have ;: been making fools of themselves in ■ demanding what they had no right to, or they ' must \ proceed ; In; a manner which will induce the ■ Government to'■■:■', : reconsider its determination. ***** * We have already warned the government, and we once more tell them that continued obstinancyon their' part will inevitably be followed , by the secession of Manitoba from the Dominion. We tell them further that they will be utterly . powerless to deal with such a movement. Cannadiaus will not fight against their, friends and relatives here when driven to the necessity of standing up \ for their, rights. What Manitoba wants it can get.- Our demands are and will con tinue to be reasonable. They must be com-' plied with. The Free Press also speaks of the return of Mr. Norquay, the Premier of the Province of Manitoba, in the following terms: Mr. Norquay is now on his way back from Ottawa, and Is likely, we believe, to reach home to-morrow evening. This means, of course, that there ,is no; longer room for doubt as to his want of success, as he evi dently failed to receive, in Toronto, such as surances as would have warranted him in returning thence to Ottawa in reply to the Ministers' sum mons. In view of all the circumstances we believe that the people of the Province owe it to themselves and to the Premier to receive him in such a way as would afford the very strongest proof of their sympathy with an interest in his successful mission. They will no doubt be ready to do this, and will further be prepared to support htm in such measures as are likely to secure to the pro vince the concessions which all now seem to be necessary. In another column is placed the interview of the correspondent of the Winnipeg S»n with Mr. Norquay which will be read with interest. Everything points to the fact that the people of Manitoba are deeply moved at the present posture of their affairs. THE DYNAMITE SPOOK. The late explosion in the Victoria station, London, is charged to dynamite and the Irish. This would be the conclusion in any case, for whenever anything is blown up in England it is dynamite which is the agent and an Irish-American who conveys it to its place. O'Donovan Rossa, in this country, remains affirmatively silent when asked if the work is that of his men, and then passes around the hat for another contribution of nickels and quarters to aid in the work of blowing up Great Britain. Every time there is an ex plosion anywhere in the country all the old women of the island (and they include the entire population) become frenzied over the result; there is a demand for more strin gent measures against Ireland and an increas ed hatred of Americans on the ground that they are responsible for every occurrence in which the peace of England is menaced by the use of explosives. If the English people who are threatened, and the flats in this country who are swindled out of their money, under the pretense of blowing up England, would look at this whole dynamite business coolly, they would all see that It is a most bare and pre posterous fraud. This dynamite warfare has been going on for several years. The amount of money which has been collected by pretend ed patriots and bare-faced adventurers, for the alleged purpose of blowing up British shipping and destroying English towns has amounted to colossal sums. What has been the actual results of all this collec tion of money, this terrorism among the paralytic octogenarians of England, this ill feeling which has been engendered between the English and American people? Has there been a single instance in which British ship ping has been destroyed even to the extent of a dingey; have there been cities blown up or down; nay has there been so much as a back yard out-house which has yielded to Irish-American dynamite? Has there been one life destroyed? Has there been so much as one British little finger blown off by this dynamite which was to sweep the British marine from the seas and British towns from the face of the earth? The total of the mil lions which have been collected in this country' for the . dynamite fund has resulted in the blowing in of a couple of windows in Downing street, the tearing up of some rails in the underground Praed street station, and the later explosion at Victoria station, which no life was lost, and the entire damage inflicted does not exceed the value of $10. This is all, and even this must be consid ered by a stretch of the imagination to be the work of dynamite and Irish-American conspirators. There is not a particle of ev idence that there has ever been a|single penny weight of dynamite exploded by Irish influ ence on the island of Great Britain. It is merely the surmise of frightened Britons that dynamite was the agent in all three of these cases. In truth, there is more reason for thinking that gas was the explosive material than that it was dynamite. Suppose it was dynamite, and the bombs were drop ped by Irish-American conspirators, how much nearer freedom is Ireland on account of the work which has thus far been done? And then what lame and impotent results? Dynamite was to revolutionize the world. A little of it in a man's pocket dropped in the midst of a great city was to rend it like an upheaving earthquake. This awful agent of Irish revenge and wholesale British destruction has been dropped in the midst of the great city of London, and 10, St. Paul's cathedral Is intact, Westminster still stands sombre and gloomy with its weight of cen turies. Princely Regent street is still throng ed with its aristocracy, cow bells are uncrack ed and the bank of England still occupies its solid foundations. Nothing is injured. The omnipotent dynamite has been applied, and instead of a London in a heap of smoking ruins, a few panes of glass have been shatter ed. This is all. How muqh. longer will this farce be continued ? IS THERE DANGER? Is modern civilization in danger? Judge J. A. Jameson thinks so, and in an article in the last number of the North American Re view, points out what hebelieves to be the accumulating influences that menace our civilization and its institutions. In speak ing of these influences he says: One of these, on the part of capital, is the principle that there are no limits beyond which capital ought not to be allowed to ac cumulate: or that corporations cannot right fully be controlled in the exercise of their charter powers; or that while monopolies, strictly so-called, are illegal, virtual monop olies, entailing upon a people all the evils of real monopolies, ought not to be disturbed in gathering their colossal harvest of gain. And again: another principle, both 6ocial and political, which would destroy the pres ent order of things is that that is necesssar ily right which receives the vote of the ma jority. Properly understood, Mr. Arnold's maxim, that it is a "remnant" only which ought to have the power of making laws or of determining what is right conduct, is just. If so, the converse of this, that the power to govern ought to be lodged with that which has the major physical force, is untrue, and might, if the principle were carried into ef fect, lead to a wrecking of existing institu tions. For labor, therefore, to say to itself, "Because we outnumber those who would rule us by bo many millions we have the right to make such laws as will best suit our purposes, without regard to the rights of oth ers," would be a great error, and, if reduced to practice, that principle would prove fatal to society. The wise are ever the few. These gloomy views of the permanency of the onward progress in the forward march of national prosperty, may or may not be well founded, but it is not surprising that many thoughtful men are filled with apprehension, at the breakneck speed, and often confused, inmature modes resorted to in the control, if not advancement of the social, political, financial and industrial interests of the present time. SHALL WE HAVE A NAVY? Congress has struck the question of money once more. , It is shown in the debates tbat since the close of the war the expenditures for building a navy have exceeded by $50, --000,000 all the money expended by the gov ernment before that period. The result of this enormous outlay is that we had some 600 vessels on the li?t of the navy, while as a matter of fact we have not a single first-class war ship in our posses sion. We have not one of the second-class, nor even one of the third-class, as ships are rated by first-class maritime powers. In fine, all the ships in our posses sion, if assembled in a single fleet and act ing as one, would not be able to capture the Inflexible of England, the Devastation of France, the Kaiser of Germany, the Onitio of Italy or the Hua.scar of Chili. Hence all we have in the shape of a navy is not the equiv alent of a single first-class warship as devel oped by a half dozen other nations. The main question is, what kind of a navy shall we construct, if we conclude to go into the business. Shall we undertake to put ourselves on a level with England, which country, for some inexplicable reason, we still continue to regard as our mortal enemy, and with which we are always anticipating a fight. It would take us a half century to se cure naval equality in the way of ships and guns with that country: and even If we were on equality in this particular, we should still be immeasurably inferior in other particulars, for the reason that the extent of coast which we have to guard would require a navy equal to that of Great Britian without including the ships which, in ca3e of war we should require to "carry the war into Africa." The question is one of the greatest importance. One thing, however, is plain enough, and that is, that the country should no longer tolerate the ex penditure of millions of dollars per annum for war ships and yet leave us always without a navy. LOBBIES. The lobby, the "third house," at Wash ington, has been a conspicuous congression al adjunct under Republican rule. The lobby is sometimes very powerful, for money is power. It is composed largely of un scrupulous men, those who will give bribes If they can find parties corrupt enough to take them. They adroitly place money where it will "do the most good." Repub licanism, as administered in these latter days, seems to furnish a congenial soil in which for the lobby to flourish. This illegitimate, outside power and influence find little encouragemept among the Democracy. During the exist ence of the last Congress, the lobby was more powerful and influential than ever be fore. The "third house," was the strong est and bore greater sway than either of the others. It possessed a peculiar element of power, which may be easily guessed of, without being named The present Democratic House, in com parison with past Republican Houses, is con spicuous for the absence of a lobby, and for a sparse show of membership in the "third House." There seems to be a lack of con geniality in the atmosphere surrounding Democratic majorities. The New York Sun says, that the traces of the lobby, which was so active and powerful one short year ago are no where to be seen in Washington to-day. The N. Y. World says: "The report comes from Washington that the lob by, finding its business blocked, in the Demo cratic House of representatives is deserting the national capital in despair." The Albany Times says: "The lobby men are all deserting the halls of the Democratic congress. 'It's the worst congress for business I ever saw,', said one of them. Give me the glorious leg islature at Albany": These are assuring and inspiring signs of the times. Lobbies are the productive source of jobs, and all unclean'ess in legislation. If organ ized" corruption cannot bear sway under De mocratic rule, then certainly it is for the in terest of the people to secure everywhere, Democratic predominence. CURRENT COMMENT^ It might be just as well to give all of Uncle Sam's children a pension. Though there are a few classes exempt, it is fast coming to that. The following statement of our pension opera tions by the Philadelphia Press bristles with per tinent facts and startling comparisons, and is in teresting reading. The Mexican war, says our Republican cotemporary, brought 101,282 into the field in the regular and volunteer service, of whom barely 1,500 died in battle. The num ber of troops in line was larger than in the war of 1812, although the number enrolled was less. Congress, in 1871, rashly put the survivors of the war of 1812 on the pension list, fifty-six years after the close of the war, and extended its bounty to survivors who served for fourteen days in 1878. The pension list to-day carries 26,161 persons, one-sixth of whom served in the war of 1812, while the rest are widows of those who did so. The annual expenditure for these pensions is §2,500,000, twice the pension list in 1861, and twenty times its size when the revolu tionary war was five years old at the foundation of the government. The snm these pensioner? cost on a war seventy years old is a fifth as large as the pensions France was paying in 1878, and half as large as the pensions of Germany in the same year, seven years after their great struggle. This annual outlay is four times the military pension list of that military monarchy, Austria, and a fifth as large as the most expensive pension system in Europe, that of Great Britain." Mr. Holmak voted for the congressional ap propriation for the relief of the flood sufferers in the Ohio valley, notwithstanding the New York Sun opposed the same, a? without warrant under the constitution. The opposite courses of Mr. Holman and the Sun caused considerable com ment, owing to the supposed intimate relations of the statesman and the journal. To parry the gibes of its cotemporaries, the Sun feels con strained to say that "a man like Mr. Holman must be pardoned not for one mis take only, but for fifty." This logic applied to the Sun's favorite for the Presidency shows two things, that Mr. Holman is a blundering ideality and the Sun reckless in its judgment of men. It would have been the manly thing, how ever, for the Sun to have admitted that it blun dered in denouncing the flood appropriation as illegal. Such is not the fact, and in supporting the proposition Mr. Holman not only showed himself an honest patriot, but a wise and prudent public servant. Mr. Dana's sunshine is a good deal hazy and spotted at times. The latest report of the postal and telegraph department of the German empire exhibits a large augmentation of business and revenues. At the present point of time there are in Ger many 12,584 postoffices, employing 82,529 per sons, and under the system of management pre vailing the surplus of receipts over operating expenses amounts to a valuable addition to the Imperial revenues. Comparing the volume of business of the postal departments of various European countries Great Britain comes first, Germany second and France third. The com piled statistics for the year 1882 exhibits that for every individual inhabitant of Great Britain 52.5 let ters are transported in the mails; in Switzerland the ratio is 49.8; in Belgium, 42; France, 35.3; Netherlands, 32.6; Germany, 31.8; Denmark, 80.6 ;~Austria, 17.4; Sweden, 14.8; Norway, 14; Italy, 11.1; Hungary, 9.4; Spain, 7.1; Portugal, 6.9; Greece, 3.6; Russia, 2.9; Eonmania, 2; Servia, 0.7; Bulgaria, 0.5; Russia, Bulgaria and Servia are the only European countries in which the postal department needs assistance from the public treasury. A compilation of census statistics for the Bombay presidency and Scinde are interesting and instructive. The area of Bombay is 76,108 square miles, and of Scinde 47,752, and the popu lation for, as reported by a census, (not padded a la Monsieur Johnson) is 16,454,414, an average of 133 persons to the square mile, or, if the desert plains are left out, the average exceeds 174, which is about the average for Austria. There is an average of 17M; house* to every 100 people, which is nearly as high a proportion as in Eng land, where the figures are 18^ to 100. The city of Bombay contains 775,196 persons, and there are several other cities with 100,000 and over. As to the people, the males are largely in excess of the females, although tit mortality among the men is much greater. In Bombay there are 975 women for every 1,000 men, and in Scinde there are only 833. Che difference ia due to a greater number of males born, for a greater number die, and more females pass the age of 50 than men, no that the prevailing belief that the mode of life of women in India is unhealthy and destructive i» disproved. The lowa Senate has passed a bill prohibiting the sale or manufacture of liquors of any kind spirituoqp, vinous or malt. Now if the House can be induced to pass the bill, the matter will go into the supreme court so that its constitutional ity may be passed npon. If the legislature and the courts can fix the matter, there need be no fuss ing to get a constitutional amendment. If, as in Ohio, the court is "packed" to secure an opinion favorable to the law, the peonle will be denied their opportunity to express an opinion on the subject. The friends of prohibition are not "square" men, but by some kind of evasion ever seek to escape the direct issue. Gov. Robinson, of Massachusetts, held a Washington Birthday reception, and shook hands with five thousand, three hundred and sixty-two people, who took time to attend the "show." Somebody who thonght the governor showed i signs of weariness, remarked to him that he must be tired. "Xo, no," said the governor, "that right arm has swung too many scythes and cut too much wood when I was a young man to be tired out now." The governor may be a nice man and a square-trotter, without humbug or guile, but he talks the same way the demagogues do. President Robinson of Brown University, i« a lazy man or a "fogy," or both, as his declaration that he "would have no objection to open Brown University to women except that it would be harder to manage than before." If the able President were a man who understands human nature and one of even ordinary observation, he would know that just the contrary is the fact. Wherever co-education has been introduced the presence of lady students has had the effect up on the students of the other sex to make them better behaved and much more easily managed. Mr. Emory Storbs, of Chicago, ought to know what he ia talking about, and if he does not, doubtless he thinks he does in making the state ment, "I can say with a great deal of certainty that Blame is decidedly opposed to Arthur and has spoken in the most favorable terms of Log an." With as much certainty it may be said that Mr. Blame is not opposed to Arthur, and he is not vehement for Logan. A Paris letter writer, giving a synopsis of the curiosities of the.French capital, recites that the following rare advertisement appears painted in large letters on the side of a porte cochere in the Rue de Sevres: "Madame Zenobie C , third story, lets out teeth for evening parties and balls." Oregon holds its election next June, and the Republican? are fired with anxiety to secure it, and are ready to pure the way with a stream of gold for thut consummation. If there happens to be any Republican shouting over Oregon, it will be the result of purchase, and big money at tbat. Mr. Sherman's "outrage" committee has come to a halt because there is no money to pay witnesses, etc. Mr. Sherman will have to "brace up," and while he is about it, he might as well pay for his "outrage" committee out of his own pocket. .'That great Ohio man, J. B. Foraker, "opened the campaign of 1884" by making a speech at Wooster Monday night. The theme of the orator's effort was the Republican party; rather a large subject for so small a man. The Southern Ohio papers do not have space now for any news bnt flood news, which they give in ex eutenso. In one way this is of service, as the name? of those who have had losses fur nishes an opportunity for relief. The Cincinnati medical college prefers that its subjects be received warm and with fractured skulls. This is the "Ohio idea." NEW BOOKS. Our "Wild Indians" Thirty-Three Tears _ Personal Experience by Gen, Dodge V. S. Army. ... £ ■._-. 5 ,. :, y. ; This book is decidedly. the most brilliant in- teresting, instructive, and authoritative that has ever emanated from the American press, on Indian life. The vices, virtues, hospital ities, cruelties, braveries, endurance, tortures, domestic . trait?, in fact every phrase of In dian life, is sketched with the pen of a mas ter. Gen. Sherman writes the introductory chapter and gives the whole weight of his in fluence to this extraordinery book.' -f'J-" .-*■ The leading journals of " New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington," and other cities gives the most unstinted praise to the work in question, and the moral and military journals join in the chorus of ap probation. The book is printed in bold clear type on excellent paper' and is pro fusely ' ' illustrated with scenes of Indian life, great battles, Indian tortures, dances, etc., etc. : There are several splen did portraits of celebrated Indian fighters, including Gen. Crook, Custer, ,Miles, Mc- Kenzie and the author . Gen. Dodge. The new and most attractive feature of the book is a series of chromo lithographic plates,, il lustrative of Indian life. These chromos in clude grand war bonnets, costly dresses; peace pipes, musical instruments, cfadles, war clubs, bows and arrows, and innumer able other Indian novelties. ■ These plates are in fourteen different colors. Mr. Talbot of Cleveland, Le ; . Sueur county, r ; agent for this work for St. Paul, and Minneapolis, has just begun his canvass and . we doubt not will have abundant success. We advise those" who are really prejudiced against the Indi ans, and those that are "not, to secure the book that they may for the future form a just estimate of the Indian character. ■• ; LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS. Word comes from Ridgeway. a small town near here, that on yesterday Jo Beach shot and killed his wife, from whom he had been recently divorced and afterwards killed him self, the trouble grew out of a dispute over the possession of their child, of which the custody, by a decree of the court, was given to her. Beach is a well-known sporting man and a former resident of St. Pa ul. The Speaker's Gavel. [Washington Letter.] " It has become customary, by courtesy, for a retiring speaker to take with him the gavel he has used, to keep as a relic in his family; so a new one must be made for each speaker elected.. The new one made for the. present speaker has a very plain, stout round hickory handle, about ten inches long. Its mallet is a stout piece of ivory, about five inches in circumference, and on either end are two blue circles.' The first handle made for this new gavel was a . fancy one: of ebony, with various projections and indentions,-making it .very.weak in certain places so at the last moment a handle had to be ; made, lest the new speaker should break the ebony one the first time he used it with emphasis. He is not a man, however, given to acting on vio lent impulses or easily provoked to anger on any occasion. Two of those, however, whom he has within a few weeks called to take his place in the chair have broken the strong handle of the new gavel. ' Once i the y mallet-end | flew off the handle and just missed striking one of the clerks at the table in front of the speaker's desk upon the head." -Such a blow from the heavy piece of ivory would have been painful if not serious in its effects. ,-. ; ; ■■ -' < • ''•■ A Historic House. [London Truth.] Mrs. Fitzherbert's house at Brighton, which has just been sold to the trustees of a Young Men's Christian association, was built in 1804 by the architect of the Dome and Pa vilion. Mrs. Fitzherbert paid £4,000 for the house and site, and this was the last money she ever received from George IV. It used to be said there was an underground passage between this house and the Pavilion, but this was nonsense, and arose out of the fact that a passage was cut from the Pavilion to the sea in order to lay pipes to bring the water up to the royal bath-room. For this work the country paid £1,000, and the king never once used the new bath—indeed, at the time it was constructed he had not taken a aea bath for fifteen years. THE OLD WORLD. The Irish Dynamiters are Found to Haye Their Headquar ters in Paris. The Emperor William Banqueting the Grand Dnke 3f ichael and His Party. The Advance Has Begun from Trinkitat, with Some Fighting Already. News from the East Becoming More Inter esting Daily. THE STATE BANQUET. Berlin, Feb. 27.—The emperor gave a state banquet in honor of the special Rus sian embassy and the Grand Duke Michael. Gen. Gourko and other prominent Russians were present. The emperor had previously bestowed on the Grand Duke Michael the cordon of the order of the Black Eagle, which the latter wore. The grand duke sat be tween the emperor and empress, and oppo site to Count Yon Moitke, who .sat between Gourko and Schouvaloff. The emperor wore the uniform of the Kaluga regiment. He proposed a toast in honor of the czar, speaking in the French lan guage. He said, "I am anxious to express to your highness how much I am touched at the attentions of the czar, in hav ing remembered the anniversary of my re ceiving the order of St. George, after I had fought in the Russian army in the Kaluga regiment, of which I am colonel, under the eyes of my father. lam profoundly touched by this flattering souvenir. I desire, your highness, together with the officers selected for this mission, to be interpreters of my grateful sentiments toward the czar. I driuk to the health of the czar." THE QLEEN" OF TAHITI. Paris, Feb. 27.—The Queen of Tahiti has arrived. LOTTERY MEN FOTXD GUILTY. Petersburg, Va., Feb. 27.—1n the case of the commonwealth versus the agent of the Dismal Swamp Canal Lottery company, the jury returned a verdict of guilty, fixing de fendants' punishment at five minutes In jail and a fine of $5. The defendants will ap peal. THE ADVANCE BEGUN. Cairo, Feb. 27.—The advance of English troops on Teb commenced before daybreak to-day. Two hundred and fifty men were left to garrison Trinkitat, and a force of 3,500 men advanced to the attack. It was expected a battle will be fought apout 9 in the morning. The naval brigade joined Gen. Graham with two nine-pounders. There is a growing anxiety in Cairo about the result of the expedition, and less confidence that the English will be victorious. The black troops at Suakim were found in communica tion with Ahmod Baroudi, second in com mand under Csman Digma. Admiral Hewett has forbidden them to leave the camp, and stationed the gunboats Decoy and Sphinx so that they command the camp, with orders to open fire if there is any symptoms of mu tiny. A DEEP SCH&ME. Paris, Feb. 27.—The police are convinced that an advanced Irish party has made Paris their headquarters in Europe for the prepara tion of their dynamite schemes. An in spector says the nationalist colony includes the representatives of three centres of the Irish Republican brotherhood. The first sec tion comprises the former Fenians, Jarues Stephens, John O'Leary and Gen. Mac adams, but the last named disavows belong ing to the society. His mission was to coun sel the friendg of extreme violent views, but it was not his duty to reveal their acts, how ever nefarious or mistaken they might be. He was certain other nationalists shared this view, too. Capt. McCafferty said the weak were justified in using terrorism against the strong. He repudiated ampliation with the continental secret society. He sympathised with the revolutionary propagandism in Eu rope, because Ireland was benefitted thereby, but nationalism, even the most extreme, was not necessarily linked with nihilism or an archy. He denied conspiring actively, but added, experience was valuable to prevent a repitition of former mistakes. The police traced the arrival of five transfers, or men belonging to the third or active section of the dynamiters, who have been told off for the next attempts. One of them is from Buffalo, N. V., "one from Patterson, X. J., one from Brooklyn, N. V., and two are from Texas. They are believed to be the pupils of Mezeraff. The other Irishmen under watch "are, Cornelius Culli more, Eugene Davis and' Casey. It is be lieved that the dynamite is made at Mont rouge. The supposed manufacturer is regis tered as an authorized chemical 6tudent. The measure under which authorization is necessury is confined to the making of dy namlte. The Instructor is believed to be a man namedßrady, under the alias of "Ing." The brotherhood meet in the Rue Corneille, Rue St. Honore, and Avenue Victor Hugo. THE TREATY WITH HUE. Paris, Feb. 27.—At the instance of Teicon, lately French minister to China, the treaty of Hue will be modified so that the inhabitants will be relieved of the exactions of the Mandarins. It is believed the capture of Bacninh will offer no serious difficulty. The military operations in Tonquin are regarded as almost terminated. PRESSED IXTO THE SERVICE. LOXDOX, Feb. 27.—Four Turkish iron clads go to the Red sea on Monday. Two hundred Egyptian laborers at Trinketat were pressed into service as hospital bearers. A 810 LOAN. Paris, Feb. 27.—1t is rumored that ar rangements are making for a new Russian loan of 200,000,000 roubles. DOUBLE GCARD. Loxdox, Feb. 27.—The guard at Chatham convict prison was doubled last night, in consequence of the expectation of an attempt to be made by the Fenians to liberate the In vincible 3. REPORTED ATTACK. Paris, Feb. 27.—1t is reported the Anna mites recently made an attack upon the French near Hanoi. The result of the en gagement is unknown. The Chinese lega tion has no information. THE JEWS TO BE PROTECTED. Pesth, Feb. 27.—Hcrr Vantissa, prime minister of Hungary, has given instructions to the municipal authorities everywhere to proceed rigorously against all persons guilty of fomenting hostility against the Jews. WELL RECEIVED. Loxdox, Feb. 27.—The new speaker took the chair at the opening of the house of com mons to-day amid deafening cheers, the members rising and uncovering. GOSE TO HER XEff HOME. London, Feb. 27.—The steamer Thetis, purchased for the Greely relief expedition, ha 3 set sail for America. PLAIN TALK. Berlin, Feb. 27.—The Deutcshe Tagrblatt says: "Minister Sargent has so compro mised his government that if the latter does not wish further embarrassment it must dis pense with his services." WOULD LIKE TO SEE A QUARREL. Paris, Feb. 27.— Le Paris says: Bismarck has not only outraged the American re public, but has defied the world, but the de mocrcy has more serious things to think about than mind this insolent challenge. A LIVELT SCENE. Trinkitat, Feb. 27.—The beach presents a lively appearance. Blue jackets, up to their necks in water, are landing stores and carrying soldier ashore through the surf. The Gordon highlanders and Irish fusileere are advancing to occupy the fort erected by Baker Pasba. They waded barelegged through the morasses which lie between the harbor and main land. The distance to the fort is about four miles. It was built on February 2, to protect the guns while cross ing the morasses. The rebels regard with exultation the landing of the forces. They are convinced that Ailah has sent them alias a prey for them. ANOTHER CANAL. , Cairo, Feb. 27.—1t is announced that Charles De Lesseps will com* here In April for the purpose of obtaining concessions which will permit the construction of a sec ond canal across the Isthmus of Suez. The new sultan of Darfour refuses to leave Korosko until he receives £1,000. NITRO-GLTCERTXE. Loxdos, Feb. 27.—The chief inspector of explosives assert?, that no donbt the explo sion at Victoria station wa3 caused by nitro glycerine. 9OIXO TO MARRY. Darmstadt. Feb. 27.—The betrothal of the Princess Elizabeth, of Hess, with the Grand Duke Sergins, of Russia, is officially an nounced. RETtSED TO OBEY ORDERS. Scakim, Feb. 27.— The captain of thejEfinrpt ian steamer Damanhour refused to obey orders to proceed with his vessel to Trinkitat. Ad miral Hewett arrested the captain, and placed his lieutenant in charge of the Damanhour. THE SITUATION' HI THE EL OBEID REGION*. Khartoum, Feb. '27.—A man who left Elobeid. ten day* ago. arrived this morning. He reports that the garrisons of El Fasher. Darra, Masterie and Foga are still sur rounded, while the garrisons of Omshanga and Thasi have surrendered. He says there has been no fighting at Bahnjazette. He saw three Englishmen, at El Obeid, who were eaptand at Kashgil. They were weD treated. The missionaries were not molested. Mahdi has only a garrison at El Obeid. The Arabs have gone to their villages, but are under a promise to assemble in case of war. Mer chants are passing freely between here and Dongola. THE EUROPEANS KILLED. London, Feb. 27.—According to mall ac counts, in Baker Pasha's defeat, fifteen Austrian, four German and four Swi33 offi cers were killed. THE EMPEROR AND THE CZAR. Berlin, Feb. 27.—At the state reception, to-day, the emperor expressed his warm thanks to the Grand Duke Michael, of Russia, who had come in the name of the czar, to felicitate the emperor upon the seventeenth anniversary of his in vesture with the Rus sian order of St. George. IMPEACHED. Christiana. Feb. 27.—Christian August Selmer, minister of state,whowas impeached, is adjudged guilty, and sentenced to forfeit bis place as minister and membership of the royal council,and to pay the eo<K £5,000. FIGHT NEAR SIAKIM. Scakim, Feb. 27. —A tight took place to day on the Berber road, nine miles fnna Suakim, between the rebels and the friendly tribes. Some of the latter cut their tray through. Two thousand men are eathered from tribes numbering 10,000, who wish to come In to-morrow. The friendly tribes de sire to fig ht if supported. LOOKING FOR PLUNDER. Cairo, Feb. 27.—The mudir of Meina, to day arrested a rebel emissary,who confessed, underpressure, that El Mabdi's men were advancing' more in the hope of plunder than for political reasons. NOT THE BEST OF NEWS. Trinkitat, Feb. 27.—The Arab boy who was sent with a letter to Tokar, h:is returned bearing marks of ill usage. He says hi- was taken prisoner at Tokar, that the town sur rendered on Friday lust, and Unit the rebels intend to fight In three lines, closing ou the rear of the British as the troop-; advance. PREPARING FOX TPIE ATTACK. Trinkitat, Feb. 27.—The British camp U well protected with earthworks. Spies report that Osman Digua is threatening Suakim. Admiral Hewett has returned to Suakim. The rebels are massing one mile from K<>rt Baker, aud tiring at the British vedettes, without, however, doins uny damage. Krujip guns have just been mounted at the fort. GORDON REPORTS ALL WBIX ON' THE SOIDAN. Cairo, Feb. 27.— Gen. Gordon reports Soudan tranquil, and is sending 300 invalid* down the river. Berlin, Feb. 27.—The Grand Duke Mi, chael presented an autograph letter from thi czar and the baton of a Russiaufield murih^J, set iv brilliants. PEACE TO BE MAINTAINED. St. Petersburg, Feb. 27.—The Gazette says, joint endeavors to preserve the pi a< .• of Europe, will, no matter what changes oc cur, always form a band of uniou between Russia and Germany. LOSS IN' THE BATTLE AT TEB. SUAKIM, Feb. 27.—The rebels lost 1,300 men In the recent fight with Baker Pasha. It is stated tbat dissensions exist everywhere in the rebel ranks. UP THE WHITE NILE. Khartoum, Feb. 27. —For the purpose of reassuring the well affected, and for over coming the disaffected, two armed steamers, under the white fiatr. will ascend the White Nile, euder command of Col. Stewart, who will distribute freely Gen. Gordon's procla mation. If attacked the crews will be ia a position to defend themselves. THE ATTACK ON' BACHXINH. Haiphong, Feb. 27.—A dispatch from Hanoi says, Millot and Briere will start on March 8 to attack Bacninh, General Grier leaving Haidzuong earlier, with 6,000 men, will close the Lanuson road. It will be ne cessary to disembark troops to capture forti fied posts along the Songkol river. There are seventeen similar posts on the Hanoi road. Deserved Presentations. Newport, R. 1., Feb. 27.—The Opera house was crowded, and hundreds were un able to gain admission upon the occasion of the public presentation of the testimonial to the officers and crew of the revenue cutter, Dexter. The officers of the United States naval ship, New Hampshire, also Colonel Best, and the officers from Fort Adams and. the torpedo station were present. Ex-Gov« ernor VanZandt presided and delivered an eloquent address. Capt. Gabrielson, of the Dexter, his officers and men, were loudly cheered as they appeared upon the stage. The mayor of Newport presented the en grossed resolutions, and Captain Gabrielson received them in a brief and pleasantly worded speech. Lieut. Rhodes' Influence. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 27.—The cham ber of commerce will shortly consider the matter of Lieut. Rhodes, with a view to put ting the revenue service upon the same ben eficial footing as that occupied by the naval service, as regards pensions and benefits. Lieut. Rhodes has deposited 83,000, received from various sources in testimonials for big bravery at the Gayhead disaster, and awaltt permission from Secretary Folger to distrib ute the money among his shipmates on the 'Dexter. To forestall a possible adverse de cision of the secretary, Lieut. Rhodes pur chased new uniforms and blankets for every man on board. Improvements. Boston, Feb. 27.—The city engineer ha« found it necessary to establish an other pumping station at Squantum, and reported in favor of taking land for that purpose. Both Squan tum and Moon Island are owned by Paul Butler, son of the Ex-Governor, and lie has already received $10,000 from the city for the use of Moon Island; Gen. Butler has ap peared before the committee with several propositiohs. wnich are taken under advise ment. Fair Horgewhippers. San Francis co, Feb. 27.—Two women this morning horsewhipped D. L. Regenberger, a prominent attorney. Regenberger wai walking on Kearney street, when the pair sprang out of a carriage, performed the deed, re-entered and drove away. The cause ia said to be the expressions of the attorney resenting the intrusion of the women into his society at the Mardi Gras ball last night. The Yale Oarsmen. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 27.—The Tale oorsmen adopted an amendment to the con stitution, which places the entire manage ment and policy of Yale's boating interests in the hands of an executive committee, con sisting of one graduate, coach and captain. The entire internal business management remains with the president as before.