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ST. PAUL m CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. The Doings of the Board of Directors Yesterday Morning. The attendance of members at the meeting of the board of directors of the chamber cf commerce yesterday morning was not as large as usual, and the business transacted was not very important or particuliarly inter esting. The special committee on the fifteen thous and dollar appropriation for the West St. Paul levee was given further time and will confer with Co!. McKenzie to-morrow. Mr. D. R. Noyes read a proposition from Mr. J. D. Thomas, in which the latter agreed to lease the market house for §1,500 a year, and the same was filed. AS INQUIRY. The committee on fire department was di rected to inquire Into the matter of the fire plugs beinji frozen, with a view to making such sutrgestions as should be deemed desirable. When the matter was proposed Mr. William Lee started in with a few remarks which in dicated that a general war dance was to fol low, but after all the appearances wen- de ceitful, and after a few words the whole mat ter waa allowed to drop. Mr. Lee was not sure whether tbe freezing of the hydrants was the fault of God Almighty or the" location of the hydrants and declared it was not possible, under the present circumstances, to keep them from freezing. The excavations on the sides of the street left the hydrants ex n (1 the wind whistled in under the sidewalks. Mr. Ansel Oppcnheim was not at all convinced that the fire plugs were in any worse condition now than thr-y had been iu before this season of the year, aud he did not understand this matter unless it was a kind of preparatory howl for raising the rate of insurance, in accordance with in structions from Mr. Hall. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Tin-following treasurer's monthly account for February, 1884, was submitted and re ferred to the auditing committee: Cash on hand the 31st of January, 1884 $335 IT Receipts during Febuary, 1884 191 18 _71G 35 1'i-biirsements during February, 1884,... as per vouchers 336 2C Cash on hand on 20thof February, 1884..$410 09 Petbb Beiike-., Treasurer. HOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. Numerous Bids for (Trading Opened— General Street Work. At the regular meeting, yesterday after noon, all the members were present but Messrs. Barret and Hoyt,and Mr. Farrington presiding, the following business was trans acted. The assessment for widening, opening and extension of Eaton street, from Herman street (now Eaton avenue) to south city lim its, was completed and the clerk ordered to give confirmation notice. The assessment for change of grade on Farquler street from Seventh'street to Earl .-treet. was adjourned to March 17, and the matter of tbe Rice streetgrading to March 10. The following bids were opened for grad. ing and bridging Forest street: Heubner & Zollerman, 19,999; H. R. DeLaplain, .7.IU:.; G. \V. Sherwood & Co., ..7,9(14.50; 11. J. Farrell, 88.790; Folsom & Brenton. $9,890; James McDonald, $7,725. Awarded to II. R. DeLaplain. The contract was awarded to Bevcr »fe Lux for grading Dakota avenue, the'ir bid being .27,770, John C. McCarthy, who bid $20,850, having withdrawn. The following were reported to the council in favor: Construction of slope wall on Rice street from Bianca street to north city limits at cost of $7,000; grading Bidwell street from Cook to Delos streets at cost of •*?'-2,S00; extension of sewer on Seventh street from Jefferson street to View street at a cost of $19,000, and for partial grade of Channel street from Chicago avenue to Star key street at a cost of .6,000. Specifications for grading Fuller Street, from Rice to Ravoux, were approved and the clerk authorized to advertise for bids. .The petition of P. H. Smith for removal of a catch basin in Leech's addition was referred to the engineer for a report of facts. The matter of tho decision of the board that the grading of Whital street, from West minster to Payne avenue, is not necessary until petitioned for by the majority of prop erty owners was adhered, to and notice of the decision sent back to the council. It was voted that the specifications for con structing a sewer on Mississippi street from Nash street to Pennsylvania avenue lay over until the matter of change of grade is set tled. The matter of opening an alley in bloek 7, Whitney & Smith's addition, was laid over to March 10, and the matter that the grade of Wabashaw street, from Bluff to Rice streets, be established in accordance with profile prepared was laid over for further con sideration. Tiie application by petition of Sophia Weber asking damages to her property of Mt. Airy street, after a report on the subject by the engineer, was denied. The matter of the opening, widening and extension of Sturge's street, from Garfield to Douglas street was sent back to the council for a new order extending the same from Seventh street to Western avenue at an ex pense of $8,000. Adjourned. THE WAY OF THE TRANSGRESSOR. A Lively Session at the Police Court Yesterday—A Job Lot Docket and How It Was Dis posed Of. There is nothing so dubious as nice; tbe evil doer suspects even himself and trusts nobody. On this account he is his own ene my and he has no friends. The bull pen of the police court is to humanity what the catch basin is to tbe sanitary condition of a city. It is the common fumigator oi society. As usual of Monday the gist yesterday was large. The most conspicuous case on the docket was that of Dennis Sweeny and James Keogh. These young men were arraigned on the charge of burglary, and the case demonstrated how criminally foolish some men become when under the influence of liquor. Last Sunday they were on a tare, and while crazed with drink they broke into Gray's feed store, corner of University and Virginia avenues and, out of pure cus sedness, they carted off a half dozen sacks of flour. They carried the flour two or three blocks aud then, out of downright malicious ness, they scattered it broadcast over the street. Thej were arrested by Officer Riley, and yesterday Judge Burr held them to the grand jury. In default of $750 bail they were committed. John Sanford, a shoddy genteel tramp and lunch fiend, was up on the charge of assault. He is one of the individuals for whose spe cial benefit tbe Spanish proverb was coined; that if he was not sufficient wise to let good enough alone. He called at the police sta tion for lodging on Sunday night, and after reaching the tramps' room, he kicked be cause he didn't have the best bed, and he proceeded to bounce another lodger. He was locked up and yesterday he went eut for thirty days. Mary Thompson, a decrepid and dissipat ed old dame, was up on the charge of drunk enness. She said she had taken a drop too much and she was committed for tMrty days. The case against Felix Danserau, arrested on the charge of stealing a feather bed from an aged man named Chas. Quivelon, was dismissed. J. C. Corleis was arraigned on the charge of abusive language, which consisted in call ing E. AV. Chipman hard names. The com plaint grew out of a boarding house row an account of wbich appeared in a previous Is sue of the Globe. Case dismissed. The case of G. Sullivan, J. Hanley and M. Burke, charged with creating a riot at a christening, was called at 2 o'clock and oc cupied the attention of the court for the re-' malnder of the day. The case was partially tried and continued until to-day. THE WORKHOUSE COMMISSION. Opening of Bids for Cells in the Sew Addition. At the regular meeting of the board of workhouse commissioner's yesterday after noon, bids were offered for constructing iron and brick cells in the new addition to the workhouse. The advertisements called for 96 iron and 32 brick cells and the bids were as follows: Haugh, Ketchanc & Co. Indianapolis. $18,717 00 Herzog Manufacturing Company, St. Paul 18,789 50 Van Dorn Iron Works, Cleveland 17,780 00 McTeague Bros., St. Paul 20,360 00 Kenny Bros., St. Paul, exclusive of window grates 20,020 00 Globe Iron Works, Chicago 21,130 00 E. P. Barnum, Detroit 22,322 09 Pennsylvania Construction Co 29,039 32 Capital Iron Works, St. Paul 34,930 00 Breuer & Rhodes for material 9,181 48 The contract was awarded to the Van Dorn Iron Works company, of Cleveland, Ohio, they having been the lowest reliable bidders. Pacific Congregational Church. An ecclesiastical council convened at the Pacific Congregational church, St. Paul, Monday, March 3, 1884, to advise the church and the pastor v, Ith reference to the resignation of the pastor, Rev. C. A. Conaut. Rev. J. H. Morley was elected moderator and. H. H. Hart scribe. The following was the roll of the council: Plymouth Church, Rev. M. M, G. Dana, D. D.. pa«tor; Lucien Warner, delegate. At lantic Church, Rev. E. H. Votais, pastor; C. D. (Stewart, delegate. Park Church, Rev. J. H. Morley, pa-tor: also Rev. Richard Hall and Rc-v.'H. H. Hart. The council listened to the letter of resigna tion of the pajstor, the letter of acceptance of the church and a statement by the pastor. The council having voted to be by itself, it was voted to ratify the action of the church and pastor, and the following resolutions were adopted: Itesdved, That this council regrets the ne cessity of sundering the pastoral relation be tween Rev. 0. A. Con ant and this church. He. as its first pastor, took hold of the enter prise in its incipiency and has labored un tiringly for its upbuilding. It is due,mainly, to his efficient and persevering that this tasteful and commodious church was erected, and the financial difficulties incident to the same surmounted. Resolved, That we cordially recommend our brother to the churches of our faith and order as a faithful and earnest preacher, and hope when his health is restored, he may be per mitted to labor in this state, to whose relig ious interests he has devoted so many years of his life. The council wishes to put on record its de liberate judgment as to the impolicy of churches calling upon their pastors to lift the financial burdens incident to building in addition to the taking responsibilities of the pastoral and pulpit work. The council sympathises with the church in the loss of its pastor and trusts that a faithful and effi cient pastor may soon be given to it. J. H. MoREi.Y, Modrator. H. H. Hart, Scribe. The Nelson Indian Reservation Bill. In the matter of the Red Lake Indian reservation bill of Hon. Knute Nelson the latter wrote State Auditor Braden that he did not Ihink any amendments thereto necessary to preserve school aud swamp lauds in the reservation to the stute, but asked that the bill be submitted to Attorney General Hahn for his opinion, and to draft amendments if be Should think necessary, provided such should not emasculate the provisions of the bill, us he had no desire to defraud the state out of its just dues In this matter. The auditor therefore referred tbe bill, pre viously printed in full in these columns, to E. S, Lane, assistant adjutant general, who after consultation with General Hahn, found that he was of theopinion that the bill should in express terms place the state's interest in Bch 61 ami swamp lands in this reservation beyond question, and with the request of Congressman Nelson to put up all the cars possible to this end, ordered forwarded to liiui the following amendments to attach thereto before putting it on its further pas- B_g( . Amend. IL R. 4381. A bill in relation to the Red Luke Indian reservation, in the state of Minnesota by adding at the end there of the following proviso, viz: Provided, That except as to tbe cession and relinquishment and the survey of the lauds, as provided in this act, none of its provisions shall apply to the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections in each township, so surveyed or to the swamp lands on said reservation, but the same shall be reserved to the state of .Minnesota, in accordance with the acts of congress heretofore passed in re lation to such lands in such state. Prouided, further, That in case the secre tary of the interior in making the allotments provided for in this act, should deem it necessary or proper to allow any part or portions of said sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections or of said swamp lands to said In dians, he is hereby empowered so to do, and thereupon said state shall be entitled to select equivalents therefor. Educational Matters. The board of education held a regular meeting last evening, and transacted tne fol lowing business: tiie superintendent's report. The superintendent made a report of the condition of the schools which showed that the total enrollment for the month of Febru ary was 6,602. Total Average Enrollment. Attendance. High school 241 212 Training school 135 115 Franklin school 870 7!)0 Madison school 500 405 Jefferson school 554 400 Lincoln school 531 427 Webster school 413 352 Humboldt schooi 257 201 Van lluren school 471 303 Jackspn school 303 240 Monroe school 312 273 Washington school 218 1S5 Adams school 200 188 Garfield school 451 889 Neill school 109 150 Kice school 142 110 Piver school 221 195 Harrison school 132 113 Franklin evening school nil 88 Madison evening school 135 88 Humbolt evening school.... 47 * 28 Total 0,002 5,410 The number studying German during the month was 610. MISCELLANEOUS. The committee on schools reported the resignation of Miss Belle Menzies as teacher of 5th grade, in Jefferson school, and Miss Ella Milner as teacher of 2d grade, in Web ster school, to take effect March 28,18S4, and recommended that the resignations be ac cepted and the report was adopted. Some other matters of minor Importance were attended to, after which the board adjourned till one week from next Fridav night. Meeting of the Hiffh School Board. At a meeting of the high school board at the governor's rooms at the State capitol yester day, all the members were present, the gov ernor presiding. The term reports of the principals of all the high schools in tbe state were presented and accepted, with the exceptions of those of Faribault, Garden City, Luverne, Mankato, Mantorville and Winona, which are delin quent. Upon application of tbe board of educa tion of Northfleld the high school of that city was placed upon the list for state aid. Ordered that examination papers which have marked defects in penmanship, punct uation, spelling and grammar be returned by the examiner without examination. Adjourned. Charged With Robbery. Late yesterday afternoon Samuel Dahl, a Swede, called at eity hall and lodged a com plaint against Thos. Horan, charging that the latter in company with another young man robbed him of $200 In a Rosabel street saloon on 'the 31st of. last January. Dahl claims that he had been drinking and shak ing dice with Horan and the other man, and that the money was taken from him while he was intoxicated. The next day he left for his home in the country and only returned THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY * MOKKmtx, MARCH 4, 1884. yesterday. A warrant was issued for the ar rest of both men, and Horan was arrested, giving $750 bail for his appearance this morn ing. Young Donvan, said to be the accomplice of Horan, was arrested last night. Real Estate and Building:. Sixteen transfers of real estate were filed for record with the register of deeds yester day, the aggregate consideration being f.4. 406. Following are the transfers: HEAL, ESTATE TRAN3FERS. Chas. Knupple to Hnlda Zantz, lot 1, block 9, Mackubin _*• Marshall's addition, $650. James Aliie to Michael Murray, lot 6, block 162, Robinson's addition. West St. Panl, $1,000. Robert P.Lewis to Gates A. Johnson, Jr.,lot 7, block 3, Lewis' addition, $400. Same to Same, lot 3, block 0, Lewis' addition, $300. West Side Land and Cottage company to Pat rick R. Canley, lot 10, b,ock 32, Brown & Jack son's addition, $350. C. W. Tounigman to Patrick R, Cauley, lots 15 and 16, block 2, Summit park addition, $2,500. Henri P. Haskell to Henry T. Vayhinger, lots 23 and 24, block 2, of E. M. Mackubin's addition, $2,200. Benjamin F. Whitehouse to John Graff, lot 10, and part of lot 11, block 28, Arlington Hills, $1,400. Patrick R Canley to Bridget E Golden, lot 10, block 32, Brown & Jackson's addition, $415. Colin Napier to C E D Olmstead, lots 1 and 2, block 12, N'inninger & Donnelly's addition to Holcomb's addition, $1,100. West Side Land & Cottage company to Wm C Johnson, lot 9, block 32, Brown & Jackson' addi tion, $350. Anton Rasmnsen to Albert M Lawton, part of block 10, Woodbury & Case's addition, $225. Howard Potts to Conrad Anderogg, lots 27 and 28, block 20, Lyman Dayton's addition, $1,550. Philip P Lei'big to J N Rogers, lot 1, block 3, Cruiksbank's garden lots, $ 750. James Stinson to Conrad A Kerst, lot 23, block 25, Stinson, Brown & Ramsey' addition, $675. West Side Land & Cottage company to Wm F Peeknman, lots 7 and 8, block 32, Brown & Jack sou's addition, $700. St. Paul Public Library. The March meeting of the board of direc tors of the public library was held last even ing, and Directors Ramsey, Auerbaeh, L'p ham, Pond, Wright and O'Brien were pres ent. ' The chairman's report for February gave the number of books issued for home use as fol lows: History and biography &34 Voyages aud travels 30" Science and arts ISO Poetry and drama 146 Miscellaneous 429 Pure fiction nnd juveniles 4,546 For use in reading room on week days.... 298 Sundays 119 Total 6,539 Average number of Sunday visitors 52 Book borrowers registered, males 147 " " " females 99 Previously reported 3,246 Whole number 3,492 Received from delinquent book borrowers. .$40.79 For lost beoks 4.00 Donations—Four volumes, Tenth Census Re ports; Hon. W. D. Washburn. Chronicles of the Yellowstone, from E. S. Topping. The president and secretary were directed to prepare the annual report to the city coun cil. THE COURTS. District Court. JURT TRIALS. [Before Judge Wilkin.] Charles Allerts vs. the City of St. Paul; jury out. P. Ayd vs. the City of St Paul; on trial. Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-day. Probate Court. [Before Judge McGrorty.J Estate of James Hervcy Simpson, de ceased; account examined and allowed. ?Iuttlcipal Court. |Before Judge Burr.] Mary Thompson, drunkenness; committed for thirty days. B. Morgan, drunk and disorderly; dis missed. Dennis Sweeny and & James Keogh, bur glarly; held to the grand jury. John Sanford, assault (committed for thirty days. Thaward Backstead, drunkenness; com mitted for ten days. John Snell, vagrancy; dismissed. Gh C. Corliss, abusive language'; sarne." O. Sullivan, J. Hanley and M. Burke, as sault; continued until to-day. Articles of Incorporation. Articles of incorporation were filed with the secretary of state yesterday, of the second school district of the German Evangelical Lutheran St. John's Congregation, U. A. C, lu the town of Pleasant Mound, Blue Earth county, with August Urban ns president, Wm. Tellmer secretary, and Carl Schwartz treasurer. The Berrisfonl Baking and Confectionery company filed a certificate with the secretary of state Vesterday, that its full capital stock of $80,000 had been paid iu, Euoch Bcrris ford holding 670, Thomas Bcrrisford 100, and Wm. R. Johnson 10 shares. First Regiment N. G. S. M. An annual meeting of the board of officers of the First Regiment N. G. S. M. will be held at headquarters Wednesday evening, March 12, '84, at 7:30 o'clock In addition to the election of a secretary and treasurer, the date and place of an en campment will be discussed. After this meeting there will be a school for officers who were unable to attend the schools iu November and December, and it is very de sirable that every officer should be present. By order of the president, W. J. Soxxen, First Lieut, and Adj't., Secretary. Bessemer Steel Rails and Free Trade. To the Editor of the Globe: From the commercial article in your pa per of Feb. 27 I take the following extract: A striking and powerful argument in favor cf free trade is supplied by the present position of Bessemer steel rails, which are manufactured in this country. When the home manufacture was "protected"' by a bisrh duty Bessemer rails were held by American manufacturers at $90 and $100 per ton, and they declared they could not be produced for less, but as soon as the duty was taken off the home manufacturer produced the article at $35 per ton and thrived on the profit, and to-day tbe rail can be produced of as good quality and at a less price than in England, and shipments are made to that country. The duty upon steel rail at this time is §17 per ton, and while it is true that steel rails are sold in this country now at the eastern mills at §35 per ton, it is not true that they can be produced here as low as in England and are shipped there. Steel rails can be pur chased at this time in England for $25 per ton or a ltttle less, delivered on board of ves sel, wbich would lay them down in the United States, and pay the freight and duty at about $42 per ton. You can readily see that the statement made is a gross error. And it is tbe same with many other "powerful and strid ing arguments" in favor of free trade pub lished in the papers. It is possible that with the present low prices for iron ore and with the recent greatly improved process of man ufacture in this country, that the mills may be able to run and sell at $34 to $35 at east ern mills, where they have the advantage of cheap foreigh ore and lower labor than in the west, (ore from Cuba and Spain with a duty of 75 cents per ton,) but all the west ern mills claim they cannot make rails for $35 per ton. With the present duty of $17 per ton taken off, not a steel rail mill in this country could run, if the prices in England were not ad vanced. You will readily see that rails are sold now in this country at $9 per ton below what for eign rails can be laid down at New York for and pay freight and duty. This was also true when the duty was made higher, but there is a point which these figures show very plainly, below which the duty cannot fall and permit American works to live. "Protection*." The Bugle Wants a Copyright, Mountain Bugle. It takes money and scissors and years of hard and anxious shearing to establish a newspaper and build thereon a town. The man who is willing to take advantage of these efforts without even furnishing a whet stone to advance progress i. a bog. CONGRESSIONAL A Squabble Over the Introduc tion of a Bill for a Mexican War Pension. The Senate Pass Resolutions Eulogis tic of the Late Representative D. C. Haskell. The Naval 'Board on the Jeannette Said to Have Been a Very Par tial One. The Senate. Washtxgtox, March 3.—Senator Test pre sented a memorial from the president and members of the territorial council of New Mexico, complaining of the arbitrary as sumption by the clerk of that territory of the power to designate the members elected to the territorial legislature, thus depriving each house of such legislature of the rierht to judge of the election and qualifications of its members. In connection with the memorial, Vest offered a resolution which was agreed to, referring the subject and matter of com plaint to the committee on territories for investigation, with power to send for persons and papers. The following bills were introduced and referred: By Senator Yoorhees, to prescribe the con ditions under which bridges shall be con structed and maintained across the Wabash river in Indian and Illinois, and the White river in Indiana. Also, to appropriate 850, 000 for the protection of government property and the improvement of the Ohio river at Jeffersonville, Ind. Senator Harrison offered a resolution, which was agreed to, calling on the secretary of war to furnish the senate with any infor mation in his possession, or attainable, as to the effect of any dam or other government work In the channel of the Ohio river, near Jeffersonville, Ind., upon the flood line of the river in times of great freshets, etc., to prevent an overflow at that place. The following resolutions, offered by Sena tor Bayard, were agreed to: Resolved, That the committee of naval of ficers be, and are hereby instructed to Inquire into the efficiency, preparation and equip ment of a foundry, with steam hammer, and proper machinery for the manufacture by the government of modern artillery of the largest calibre, and most improved construc tion, and to make a report thereon as early as practicable Proceeding to the calendar the senate passed a number of bills authorizing the con struction of public buildings, not to exceed, for site and building, amounts as following: Carson City, Nev., .100,000; Waco, Texas, $100,000; San Antonio, Texas, $200,000; LaCrosse, Wis., $100,000; San Francisco, $400,00: New Albanv,' Ind*, $100,000; Wi nona,Minn..$100,000; Oshkosh, Wis., $100, 000; Fort Smith, Ark., $100,000; Nebraska Citv, Neb., $75,000; Pueblo, Col., $200,000; Fort Scott. Kb., $100,000. Bills authorizing the purchase of addition al ground for the use of the United States at Springfield, 111., for $26,000, and granting to the city of St. Louis, for street purposes,67J_ feet off the end of the marine hospital tract, was also passed. This list covered all the bills on the calendar providing for the erec tion of public buildings. When the senate had disposed of these bills Senator Logan called up the military academy appropriation bill, bnt a message having arrived from the house, Logan gave way, and the mes sage, containing the resolutions expressive of the regret of the house at the death of Haskell, late representativu from Kansas, was laid before the senate. Remark. In memoriain of the deceased were made by Ingalls, Dows, Cock re 11, Merrill and Plumb. Senator Ingalls, in the course of hi- remarks, referring to the sturdy independence of Haskell's Character, said, there had been in him no insen sibility either to fame or to blame, but he had preferred the approval of his conscience to the approbation of mankind. He would adhere strenuosly to unpopular friends rather than incur the suspicion of personal disloyalty. He had advocated un popular doctrines, which commended the assent of his reason, rather than to gain votes by silence or duplicity. The world was better for his having lived in it,and his fieath was a substruction from its moral forces. Haskell had fallen nt the. vestibule, -not' at the goal. For his wife, children and kindred, inconsolable in their bereavements, for the friends who loved him, for the great constituency that lamented him, for the- state he honored, and the nation he served so well he should have died hereafter. Senator Plumb in the course of his remarks said, the great state, which he had the honor in pnrt to represent was in mourning for one of the most earnest of ber sops. Haskell had been pecu liarly a son of Kansas. His early youth hnd been spent in that state, and as he grew he became well known for patriotism and integrity, so that men who had. never looked upon his face watched his progress with pride. He was a man of strong intellect, persistent labor, strong conviction. He had his ambition, bnt it was an ambition to excel. He hod none of the arts of a demagogue, and to all littleness he was a stranger. Whatever he undertook he undertook with enthusiasm, not that sort of enthusiasm which ebbs and Hows, but that which endures. He combined the chiv alry of knighthood with the tenderness of a woman. The senate then, on motion of Senator Plumb, adopted a resolution expressive of its sorrow at the death of Haskell, and, as a further tribute of respect, adjourned. The House of Rejiresentatives. Washington*, March 3.—Mr. Randall, under instructions from the committee, on appropriations, reported back the letter from the secretary of the treasury relative to the rebate on tobacco. Mr. Randall said the claims could be paid in three months. An intimation had crept into public notice that persons having claims, by the employ ment of agents at 5 per cent, commission, could get precedence in the consideration of his claims. He would say to the house and the claimants that there is no occasion what ever for the claimants to go to any expense to secure the payment of their money. If they employed agents after this statement they would do so of their own volition. Mr. Washburn offered a preamble and res olution reciting that a petition had been pre sented to the speaker concerning* the Jeanne-tee artic expedition,the conduct cf the surviving members and the manner of in vestia-tion by the naval court of inquiry, and that the facts presented involve tho honor and humanity of officers of the United States service, as well as a proper respect for those who perished in the expedition, and that it is alleged the court of inquiry refused to admit valuable testimony to be given to bring out facts of the case, and directing the committee on naval affairs to investigate the ' facts connected with said exppdition and the alleged unofliccr-like and unseamanlike con- ■herein and send for persons and papers, ted. connection witb the resolution of Mr. burn, presented for printing in the d the petition of Dr. Daniel Collins, brother of Jerome Collins, of the Jeannette expedition, setting forth, that after the month of September, Jerome Collins, to gether with other members of the expedition, were treated with every indignity and out rage, even to being deprived of all scientific instruments and appliances for bis position as meteorologist of the expedition, that on, or about, the end of the year 1879, while the Jeannette was held in the ice, Jerome J. Col lins was placed under suspension or arrest by the commanding officer of the expedition, and remained so until he died of starvation on the bank of the river Lena, in northern Siberia. The petition recites the attempt of the officers and crew, in three parties, to save their lives, after the destruction of the Jeannette, and the loss of two of the parties, while the third, under Chief Engineer Melville, found a place of safety. The petition thereupon charges, that Melville made no effort to obtain informa tion as to the condition or location of the two missing parties, and he refused permis sion to any of his party to make search. Dr. Collins further alleges, that the evidence of fered to the naval court, and that which will be further given by the survivors, goes to show, beyond any reasonable doubt, that had Melville performed the duty devolving upon him as commander of the party, and obeyed the directions given bim by Lieutenant be long, to Immediately communicate with the Russian authorities, and had gone to the rescue and conducted a search for the. captain's party, each and every member of that party, with the ex ception of Errickson, would have been res cued and alive to-day. The petitioner further charges that the naval court of Inquiry into the lo.s of the Jeannette, refused to admit or allow to be given, valuable te»timony, and that the court ruled out nearly every ques tion that would bring out the true history of the expedition, that many witnesses were it is alleged, by competent authority, de pendent upon, and under the jurisdiction of, and afraid of persecution by the naval department, that the official stenographer of the court publicly declared in writing that important and valued testimony was sup pressed, and the proceedings of the court were calculated to cover all matters relating to the expedition. Mr. Collins offered a preamble and reso lution, which recited that a memorial had been presented by a shareholder of the Pa cific National bank, Boston, chanfng frauds and misconduct on the part of certain United States officials in combination with the direc tors of the bank, and directin&the committee on banking and currency to consider the ex pediency of making an immediate Investiga tion into said charges, and so amending the banking laws as to prevent such fraud and misconduct in future. Adopted. Mr. Bland introduced a resolution, amend ing the rules, so as to make it out of order to ask for unanimous consent for the adop tion of a resolution affecting the relations of the United States witb foreign countries, until referred to and reported back from the committee. Referred. The following bills were introduced and referred By Mr. Wilkin s, for the erection of public buildings at Jane6ville. By Mr. Caldwell, to prohibit the importa tion into the United States of pauper labor ers, lazzaroni and beggars. By Mr. Poland, for amending the rules, so as to provide that eulogies on deceased mem bers shall be published in the Record without being delivered. By Mr. Wellbarn, for the erection of public buildings at Fort Worth, Tex. By Mr. Hancock, by request to liquidate the national war debt in gold and silver bullion, to increase the circulation of the national current money, to discontinue the collection of internal revenue, and to estab lish a merchant marine. The means by which these results will be obtained is §1, 200.0000,000 of greenbacks. Mr. Townsend moved to suspend the rules and pass a bill pensioning the survivors of the Mexican war. The bill does not apply, like that pending before the house to the soldiers of the Black Hawk and other Indian wars. Mr. Townshend explained the bill and stated it combined, in so far as it related to the soldiers of the Mexican army, the es sential features of a bill introduced by him self the first bill of this session, and the bill was reported from the committee on pen sions, and at the suggestion of the conven tion of Mexican soldiers, recently held in this city. It was confined exclusively to those who had served sixty days in the Mexican war, or who had actually served with the army and navy, or had participated in auy battle in that war, and the widows of such soldiers who had married before their dis charge. He had not embraced the soldiers of the Florida, Indian or Black Hawk wars. After consultation with the friends of tbe soldiers in all those wars, it was concluded It was better to separate them, and let the claims of the soldiers of each war stand on their respect ive merits, and not confuse and embarras them by embracing all in the ssme measure. He was heartily in favor of pensioning sol diers in the Black Hawk and Florida Indian wars, and should support their bill, which he hoped would soon be up for consideration. The Mexican war had ended thirty-six years ago, and the average age of the survivors was now sixty-two years. This bill was in a line with the precedents established in pen sioning the soldiers of the revolutionary war, and the war of 1812. Mr. Browne, Ind., opposed thejblll,because it would put on the pension rolls all who ac tually appeared in some muster roll of the United States in the war with Mexico. It would put on the rolls men who never saw a living or dead Mexican, and never heard the discharge of a gun, unless it were fired by accident. It put on the rolls men who did not need pensions. He was willing to give a pension to every man who actually served in Mexico, or who partici pated in any battle in the Mexican war, without regard to the time of service, and to put on the roll every man who was on the muster roll for sixty days, who could show he was iu such a pecuniary condition as to need assistance. How did gentlemen of the majority forget 2,000,000 men who served in a war equal in importance to the Mexican war? They happened to think of tbe Creek war, of the Black Hawk war and Seminole war. Why did they happen to think of the wars prosecuted by states to capture runway negroes 1 Why did they remember the wars brought on by states by the violation of trea ties between the United States and savage tribes, and then forget these other meu? Was it because it was thirty-seven years since the Mexican war? It was eighteen years since the close of the war of the rebel lion, and, certainly the men who carried the Hag of the nation to victory during the three years of the rebellion, were as much entitled by service to pension as men who appeared on the muster roll in the war with Mexico. Out of 70,000 who went to the Mexican war, 50, 000 went from the slave-holding states, and this bill was brought in because the rebel soldiers could be put on no other pension roll. That was the reason for the bill. He did not object to that, but he wanted a chance to amend the bill, so as to do justice to the soldiers in the war of the rebellion. Mr. Townshend, replying to Browne, said be was endeavoring to knife this bill by in direct means wbich were not fair nor square. The Republican party held the control of both branches of last congress, and the ex ecutive department and tiie gentleman him self, then chairman of the committee on intraHd pensions, and yet, neither him nor his party had made any attempt to place these soldiers on the pension roll. Townshend further said, he introduced this bill to test the question whether the Mexican soldiers had sufficient merit in theirclaims to stand alone, that whenever a bill was presented to pension all the soldiers in the late war, it would be found they had merit enough in their claim . and find friends enough in congress to secure the reward of a pension. That the legislation of Indiana had shown more generosity, and patriotism for the Mexican soldiers, then their representa tive on this floor. The legislation of Ill inois, and twenty-live other states have done the same. Now, I stand here, and am ready to obey the Instructions of any state, whilst you, Browne, signalize your disobedience of the command of your state. The time has arrived to reward the old veterans, for if it is not done soon they will not need this re ward. After some further debate, the rules were suspended and the bill passed. Yeas 227, nays 46. The following is the negative vote: Arnot, Koan, P.ay, X. H., Boyne, Kelly, P.ced, Bisbee, Lawrence, Rockwell, Bingham, Long, Russell, Bontelle, Lyman, Skinner, N. Y., Brewer, X. Y., McKinley, Smith, Brewer, N. J., Millard, Steele, Browne, Ind., Miller, Pa., Stewart, Vt., Brown, Pa., Morse, Stone, Cha«e, O'Neill, Pa., Strnble, Cntcheon, Parker, Taylor, Ohio, F.verhart, Phelps, Wadsworth, Harraer, Poland, Wait, Hiscock, Ranney, Warner, Ohio, Holton, Ray, _\. Y., Whiting—46. James, Mr. Cox, of New York, moved that the house adjourn, his purpose being to prevent Converse from making a motion to suspend the rules and consider the bill for increasing the duty on wool. Mr. Beach called for the yeas and nays, whieh was not ordered, and the vote by tell ers resulted by 104 to 40 In favor of the ad journment. Mr. McKinley moved to reconsider the VQte by which the honse refused, to order the yeas and nays, and Mr. Holman moved to table that motion. This was agreed to; yeas, 148; nays, 120. So the house stood ad journed. This cannot be considered a test vote on Converse's proposition, for such strong opponents as Blackburn and Hurd voted against the adjournment. To Oppose the Tariff Bill. Pittsburg, Pa., 'March 3.—Representative Hopkins has written to secretary Flanery of the Miners association, that he does not think the Morrison tariff bill will pass, and that he win vote against it, or any pill that will injure the coal trade of the United States. Mr. W. F. Sullivan, 15 W. 33rd street, New 1-ork city, says that for six years he has suffered with rhumatism, and for weeks was unable to get about or feed himself. Finally he tried the wonderful remedy, St. Jacobs Oil. "Itcured me," he says, "and I have Hot been troubled with rheumatism since." A HEAVY HAUL The Money Clerk of a St. Louis Express Company Gets in His Work. Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars the Result of His Operation. How the Job was Planned and Carried Ont —$7,000 Reward Offered for His Arrest. St. Lons, March 3.—Prentiss Tlller,money clerk of the Pacific Express company here, whose father is a Louisville detective, disap peared about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, taking with him one or two valises full of money packages, the total amount being nearly $75,000. It is the custom of the com pany to keep a money clerk and day watch man on duty in the office on Sunday, the doors being secured by a chain and locks, and no one being admitted except the mes sengers, who arrive on the morning trains and have money packages, to turn over. Yesterday evening Tiller was on duty, and the watchman remained in the back room tending to the door, the front doors being kept locked. About 2 o'clock the watchman went out to lunch, leaving three messengers sitting by the stove. While he was gone Tiller went out and returned with a stranger, whom the messengers snpposed to be a new clerk or a messenger. Tiller and the stranger went into the front office and were thought no more of. An hour later Tiber came into the back office to wash his hands and remarked to the watchman who had returned, that he believed he would go out and get some lunch. Wiping his hands he re-entered the front office and was not seen again. Half an hour afterwards the watch man walked Into the office to get something, and was surprised to find the front door un locked and Tiller absent. He spoke of it to the mpsscngers, who were sitting by the stove in the rear, and they told him of the stranger. This alarmed him, and he sum moned the superintendent, who soon dlscov ered that about a bushel of money packages was missing. The detectives have learned nothing yet. R. G. Butler, agent of the company, says there can be no doubt the man brought to the office by Tiller was a confederate, and that he and Tiller took all the packages from the safe, examined them and selected such as they desired or were the easiest, to dispose of. Several envelopes were found which had been cut at one end, but as they con tained checks they were not taken. Other packages containing silver were also left. Butler thinks, however, there must have been nearly a bushel of packages taken, and there was probably a third con federate on the outside, as the weight of the packages, many which contained gold coin, was too heavy to have been easily and quickly handled by two persons. Tiller and his pal must have worked over an hour in preparing their plunder, during which time the watchman en tered the front office in which they were en gaged two or three times, but it was easy for the conferate to hide himself behind the close boarded part of the meassengers, pens in which they did their work. When every thing was ready the front door was un locked and Tiller went to the rear room ostensibly to was his hands but really to learn the position of the watchman and the dangers, and finding them favorable to the exit of theconf"derate he gave the signal to go. Shortly afterward the watchman went to the front office. Finding the door unlock ed and Tiller not present, he telephoned Mr. Butler and Mr. Fuller, general manager of the company, and they came to the office at once. While it was evident a robbery had been committed they couldn't get Into the safe to ascertain what was missing, as Tiller had taken off the keys. It was after midnight when the safe was ppened and considerably later when the information was given out. The police were promptly notified und tele grams sent to conductors leaving the city de scribing Tiller. It was learned this morning that Tiller brought in the office Saturday afternoon a large leather valise which he put in the base ment. It could not be found to-day, and from this fact it is believed the preparations for the robbery were made Saturday. A visit to his room, 1,122 OUve street, to-day dis closed a number of unused money envelopes and printed slips of the company, and he could have bad no honest purpose in having these in his room. Mr. Butler thinks he has been robbing the com pany some time. Tiller is a young man twenty-five years of age, formerly witb the Pacific company two years, and had the en tire confidence of his employers, being steady, quiet and attentive to business. He is described as twenty-five years old, brown mustache and hair, pimply face, unobtrus ive features, slender build, weight about 135 pounds, neat dress and quiet manner. His confederate is entirely unknown, the express companv not having the slightest conjecture as to who he is. The company has offered a reward of $7,000 for the arrest of the man and money, and if the capture is made the prosecution will be to the full extent of the law. AMUSEMENTS. STILLWATER CHOUAL UXIOK. The excellent musical organization, the Still water Choral union, will produce Gilbert & Sulli van's charming opera, the "Pirates of Pen zance," at the Grand to-morrow evening. The opera will he produced under the directiod of Prof. Ang.Scheufler, of St. Paul, and the high degree of efficiency attained by the organization, speaks colnmns in his favor. The opera will be rendered by a full cast and complete accessories and no donbt this will prove one of the most delightful entertainments ot the season. Reserved seats are now on sale at the Opera house ami to secure good sittings applica tion should be made at once. Frank McKee. general agent forHaverly's Con solidated .Mastodon minstrels, is in the city, look ing after the interests of his show, which ap pears at the ('rand commencing nest Monday. Frank Chanfrau and company open an engage ment at the Grand on Thursday night in the favorite and stirring drama, "Kit, the Arkansas Traveler." This is one of the most entertaining of all old time plays, and the return of Mr. Chanfrau to St. Paul will be gladly welcomed. A Reporter's Lot is Not a Rappg One Happy One. To the Editor of the Globe: In the report of the trial of the silk goods thieves, ns published iu yesterday's Globe, you say that one of the thieves began flirtiiit. with the girls in the store while the other stole the silk. The writer of that statement is a fool, and should be cowhided for bring ing respectable young ladies before the pub lic in any such connection. To weave a ro mance around the acts of a brace of common thieves may be right, but when anything more Is attempted, it should be dealt with as it deserves. Give me the name of your re porter, and if he does not apoligize to the young ladies he has mentioned in this con nection, I will give him the cowhldlng he so richly deserves. Respectfully, Joseph H. Smith, N. Y. Bazaar. Fires Since January First. New York, March 3. —The daily com mercial bulletin publishes the usual month ly fire record, showing that in February there were 181 fires, where the loss was between .10,000 and $200,000, with one other fire of $500,000. Adding to the January fire#loss, this makes for the two months $19,000,000, the loss in January being $12,000,000, and that of February $7,000,000. There were only eight fires in February where the loss reached or exceeded $100,000. but there were twentv-six destructive ones which ranged be tween" $500,000 and $100,000. The Passage of the Servia. New York, March 3.—The steamer Servia, which arrived to-day from Liverpool, reports that shortly after leaving Queenstown some of the bearings of the engine were melted, and the ship was obliged to go at half speed the entire passage. She had heavy westerly gales and high seas. On 26, In latitude 42.24, longitude 50, she saw a dense smoke and made for it, and found a burn ins vessel, but no signs of the crew or boats. The French forces ia Madagascar are afflicted with fevers. DAKOTA&MONTANA. News Gleanings and Points Specially Collected and Forwarded by Tele graph to the Daily Globe. [Fargo Special Teleernms, March 3, to the St. Panl Globe. | Dakota and Montana Notes. C. Wade, of Jamestown, has gone to Michigan to organize a colony. Xeche is soon to have a daily mail to Pembina, and is much pleased. The citizens of Bathgate offer a bonus of $1,000 cash and 3,000 bnshels of wheat for a flour mill. The thermometer in February averaged 14 de grees below 2ero, two degrees colder than the average ot January. The blizzard on Snnday, according to the old adage bringing in March like a roaring lion, will let the month go out like a juvenile sheep. The ingenins postmaster at Fargo has placed bells beside the delivery windows to be rung when the yonng gentlemen clerks are absorbed with the lady deputies. Hon. Jud La Moure, a prominent member of the north Dakota delegation to Washington, has returned to Pembina, and is not at all en thusiastic over the work put ba at the federal capital. The Grand Forks Herald has information that a heavy capitalist from Williamsport, Pa., will probably accept the offer to build a saw mill at Grand Fork*, for the bonus of a mill site and $25,000 offered. On Thursday last, 8. Elwood Kepler, of Daw son, was married to Miss Abbie Naylor, at Lum berville, Penn. There is more than one heavy hearted girl at Dawson, who felt sure that Kl wood would be her leap year victim. Geo. S. Roberts, one of the most popular young business men of Dawson, in Kidder connty, will be married the coming week to Miss Mary E. Matrock, of Philadelphia. The engagement is an old one, made before George came west. A number of the old bachelors of Drayton, In Pembina, who spent the winter east looking for wives, have returned unsuccessful. R. R. Smith, W. A, Anderson and A. .1. Wallace are among the number. It is hoped they will meet better fortune at home. The Charles Mix Record says that a calamity befell the Episcopal .mission at Santee agency re cently, in the destruction by Are of all its.build ings. Some years ago a cyclone destroyed the property of tha church at tbat agency. The buildings were well insured and will soon be re built. The Dakota Republican is not the only paper growing suspicious in this way: "Will that cen tral committee, of which Mr. E. P.Wells is chair man, ever be heard from? It begins to look that way. Is the thing to be run in the interest of sonebody's promises? Give the people a little show.-' Judge Cox, the ex-Minnesota judge and attor _ey, claims to have scored a point over Gen, Campbell In that peculiar snit from Grand Forks, in connection with which the grand jury wus treated by the party who escaped being indicted. Campbell threw up the sponge and entered a nolle prosequi. The prisoner was discharged. At the meeting of the farmers' club at Tower City the past week G, H. Ellsbnry, a leading and successful farmer, gave thi-: aa his experience with poor varieties of seed wheat: Fife, 11 to 15 bushels per acre; Kussian and Defiance 24'i bnshels: Brooks, 21 bushels per acre. He will sow the soft varieties in 1884. Prefers Defiance, but likes the Saskatchewan. The Wheeler Record is the authority for this interesting incident: Mahlon Gore, a cousin of Mrs. J. R. Lowe, of Bijou Hills, entered the first homestead in Dakota territory, in 1801 ou the Big Sioux ' river, but was driven therefrom iu 1802, by the Sioux Indiana, barely escaping with his life. He is now residing and editing a news paper in Florida. It is no doubt trne that tbe order of the G. A. R. Is designed to be strictly non-partisan, but It appears to be a fact that an attempt is being made to use it to some extent for Logan's in terest. The Tribune, the soldiers' organ at Washington, eulogizes the senator extravagantly, and a marked copy i* sent to every member of the G. A. R. in the country. Judge Moody has returned to Deadwood from Washington, and says, that he has the assurance of Senator Dawes that the bill to open the Sioux reservation will be pushed throngh at once, and that it will pass both bouses with perhaps a very slight modification. The land in question will only be opened to actual homesteaders, under thu five year law, and will thus shut out all specu lators. The new comers to Dakota are putting In an appearance already. The hotels at Mitrhell, Bis marck, Jamestown, Furgo nnd other points are being taxed for room. For those wbo intend to go on land it is nt least a month too early. The only really diaageeable port of the year is nt tbe break up of winter. Those wbo have their first impressions of the country taken in the spring mud are liable to lose some of their enthusiasm. A leap year incident of this kind is related in Walsh county: A young man had a choice pre emption claim, but had not quite kept all the red tape straight and a young ludy jumped it — tiled a homestead over him. Being a nice young man and a nice young lady, they cannot fight and she proposes to settle the matter by marry ing him. He will probably consent, althongh a "girl he left behiud him" in the states writes fondly. This statement by a Dakota paper, is worth noting by those who come toDukota in the spring and are likely to receive unfavorable imprcs-lons at first: The truth of the matter is that Dakota has one of tbe finest winter climates in the world; bright, vigorous and healthful. Its atmosphere Is dry and warm. The very worst season In Da kota occurs from about the lust of February until the first of May. During this season of two months the spring rains commence, while It is still cold enough to form a wet, disagreeable snow, which together with the March winds, make the coldest, dampest and only unpleasant portion of the year. The Emerson Cotirentinn. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Grand Fop.ks, Dak., March 3.—The delegates of the chamber of commerce of Grand Forks, alive to the importance of the international In terests, which will be considered and cemented by the Emerson convention, to-morrow and next day arc prepared to properly represent Dakota, and lay before that convention the facts and figures obtained by the committee of tbis body. The gentlemen are all well known and among our leading citizens. They leave at noon to morrow. The mutters to be considered by that body are summarized as follows: First—The object is to build a road to Fort Churchill, from the northwest corner of Lake Winnipeg, in the province of Manitoba Second —A commercial undertaking declared. Third—The importance of relieving the valley by immediate action in the premises. Fourth—ft nnturul highway of exports and im ports for the valley. Fifth —The route is declared practical, bnt a speedy examination is advised. Sixth —The opening of the ronte will advance wheat 2*i cents per bushel and enhance the value of lands, and Induce much immigration. Eighth—All industrial interests will be stimu lated by it. Ninth—The Mnnitobans are alarmed at 'the taxation and debt incurred by the aid to the Canadian Pacific. Tenth—We repudiate political, but esteem commercial relations with the union. Eleventh—Congress and the Dominion govern ment are to be asked to improve the Red river for steamboat navigation. Twelfth—The right and dnty of Manitoba is to extend her boundries, to Hudson's bay. Thirteenth—A refusal to extend followed by the purchase of a railway charter by the local government Is already granted by the Domin ion. Fourteenth—In case of a failnre to buy we will build anyhow, as an act of supreme necessity. Fifteenth—The Canadian Pacific will not be in jured but benefitted by the Hudson's Bay route in the value of lands and increased traffic. Sixteenth—Alleges a patriotic duty of those holding a charter to build, in order to compete with Russia and India. Seventeenth—The admiral of the northern squadron is requested to crnise in Hudson's Bay. Eighteenth—Committees shonld be appointed to wait on the provincial government to urge the necessary legislation to carry out the resolu tions. A Case of Religious Excitement. [Special Telegram to the Globe. | Grand Fobks, D. T., March 3.—A man named William Kohler was brought from Arvilla, D. T., yesterday and is nnder treatment of the county physician. He is verv* violent and must be strongly guarded. The cause of hisfTenzy Is re ligions brooding. >*o letter mai' from the south to-day on account of the blizzard yesterday, the severest of the sea son. The road west of this place is blocked and trains stack. A Family Murder. [Special Telegram to the Globe. | Hcron, D. T., March 3.—J. A. McKroskey was arrested and brought here to-day charged with the murder of his brother-in-law, Wm. Myere, at Bomlia Sunday. Myers accused Mc- Kroskey with interfering with "his family affairs, and had induced Myers' wife to leave him. This was on Wednesday of last week. Sunday My ers went to McEroskey's bouse after his wife, bat she refused to go with him, and she was SWML GERKJANREMEDt FOR :__P_A_I3>ff- CURES Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbajo. Backache. Headache, Toothache. *©«•_ Thi oat. Swelling.. Sj>rnln-.Hr_l»«». Barn*. NculiU. Frost Bite-. ASD ILL OTII1R BOD1LT r.LlS ASD tCMlS. Soldbr Druu'.au __<l Du.tri tssrs __.r». rift? C♦_•.•_ bolt)*. Dlraetlooi la 11 L.._ . _ TIIE CHAULES A. V04.F.LER CO. ____-_■«_. TO-ILIA* CO) _-!___,._,__,■'._,_. eolng to Iowa with her brother-in-law. Mr. Llvineston. He had a hnlf hoar's talk, asked to see her privately ont of doors, bnt she refused to go, saung she wanted no more to do with him. She stated atjutt drew a revolver and threatened to kili McKro-key for interfering with his wife's return. He waa ordered I by McKroskey, and went ont of the hon flred a shot, when .McKoskey seized a shot-gun and discharged it in Myer's face. Myers fire,l again, as did McKro-!;ey. Myer- died in a fru minutes. it i« claimed by friends of V he had no revolver, and that the one found with the body was put there after he was killed. Hc- Kroskey is here in jail, and will be tried oa tha 13th. 1 ALBERT LEA, Annual town meetiug March 11. The caucus of Albert Lea township at the town hall March 8. Mayor Hall has converted his large handsome store into a ment market. It is said that he fre quently pays *_.-. per day to supply his differ ent hotels with meat. The Scandinavian Dramatic society, of St. Paul, will give an entertainment at the opera house next Tue«day evening. Three dramas will bt> played—"Den Reisende Student," "Tyrulerne," and "En Caprice." Hon. Dr. Wedge is the receiplent of a nnmber ber of very beautiful photographic view, of Brazilian scenery from the American minister, Gen. C. C. Andrews. The doetor Is also in receipt of a very interesting letter from his friend, Qe_ 0. C. Andrews, which he promise- to publish next week. The Ladies Missionary society of the Presby terian church on yesterday afternoon _i v nual praise meeting. Present was Rev. ('. .. Oraham, missionary from Africa, who made :> few brief remarks on woman us found by the missionary in the native wilds of Africa, in the first place one must look npon women there as slaves. The marriage of women Is very young, from ten to twelve years is the average, liut she may be bought six years before marriage. A plantation is given to each womnn to clear and work; nearly all the work Is done by women, but some by the slaves. There are a\tpr*M in some parties. A man's wealth is Mtttoated by the number of his wives. The death of a hu« band \* a very severe blow to his wives, becuuso his wealth usually goes to his relative-'; bmcf, they are left to the mercies of them. Much ivory is found in the interior of Africa, this is bronght out into the boid-i. und sold for women. The Women work this i\i>ry up into fancy articles. They are all fond of fancy work and gay colors. He exhlhitod a piece ot cloth woven on some kind of loom by the Datives. It resembled a hemp towel. The material ont of which it is made is some kind of cactus. A great deal of fancy work is done by the women from the pine apple leaf. .Sometimes the women work thu* with their own hands und redeem lh-lllsa1»M from their husbands. A woman is never seen walking by the side of her husband, she must always follow. He Baid that after an African woman hod been converted, nnd had been taught to know something of her freedom, she held her position toman with great pomp. It costs the missionaries the price of five yardjl of calico to make their converts each a dress. Always Hits 'Ent. [Detroit Free Press.] The other morning a citizen of Sproat street who looked the very picture of health was waiting to take the car and whistling as a man will when at peace with all the world, when along came an acquaintance who halted ab ruptly, gazed at him In a doubtful way, ami dually held out his hand with the remark: '•Well, well!. .Then I was mistaken !'* "In what:'' "Why, I thought I heard my wife Mt__Bg your death notice two weeks ago aud know ing how bad your liver—" "My death notice! Why, there Isn't a healthier man in Detroit!" "And feme/Win? how badly your liver wan affected,'* continued the other, "I didn t wonder at It. You are a-tcrribly careless man." '•Why. how?" "In not taking more care of yourself. The liver Is a great vital organ and no man showing the symptoms you do has any right to neglect searching for a remedv."' '•My liver! I'll bet you |60___t my—." "Nevermind! If you want to be obsti nate that's your lookout and not mine. I simply promise to be one of the pallbearers. Good morning!" It was wonderful how the smile faded and the whistling ceased. Instead of taking the car the man headed down town at a slow pace, a half-scared look on his face, uud it was only by a great effort that he pawed Hie first drug store. When he came to the sec ond he walked In, aud without even referring to the weather he 6uid : "Doc, my liver Is ont of order, and I guess I'll buy a bottle of liver Invlgorator." He got It and hurried off, anxious to reach the oflice and get down a dose, and no man will see a smile on bis face again until he calls upon some doctor and learns that his liver is working away like a two-horse engine aud shows no signs of skipping a cog. A Word to Mr. Morrison. [N. f. World.] In 1868 the Democrats held their National convention in this city. Horatio Seymour, New York's most honored statesman, was nominated for President. On the committee on resolutions were James A. Bayard of Delaware; William J Allen of Illinois; George W. Click, of Kan< sas, now Democratic governor of the state; William Preston, of Kentucky; Henry C Murphy, of New York; Wade Hampton o. South Carolina, aud Thomas S. Bocock, i/. Virginia. The platform declared in favor of "a tar iff for revenue upon foreign Import*, and such equal taxation under the internal reve nue laws as will afford incidental protection to domestic manufactures, and as will, with out Impairing the revenue, impose the least burden upon and best promote and encour age the great Industrial interests of tha country." Upon this platform Gov. Seymour ran and carried the state of New York over the pat ronage of the administration, the the preju dices of thi; war and the great military pres tige of Gen. Grant. It voiced the principles of the Democratic party then. It speaks the principles of th< party now. Only upon the Seymour platform or some thing like lt can New York be carried by the Democrats in 1884. The Vdeantage „f Liring on the Border El Pa«o Herald, At Fl Paso, Mexican dollars are worth eighty-five cents in American coin. Al !'- del Norte, just across the river, American dollars are worth eighty-five cents in Mexi can coin. One morning a car driver started from the American side with a Mexican dollar. On his arrival at the Mexican town he took a drink of chain lightning, which was fifteen cents, and received an American dollar In change for bis Mexican. On bis return to the American side be took a drink of equally bad liquor and received a Mexican dollar for his Ameri can, and so repeating the drinks at intervals during the day and night, he closed up busi ness with the Mexican dollar he started with in tbe morning. A Good Showing 1. Nashville, Tenn., March 3.—The stab treasurer's report for February shows re ceipts for the month of $216,167, and di-* hursements 153,025, showiDg an excess in receipts of $163,142. The surplus in the treasury is stifflcient to pay the January In terest on the entire state debt it the hot da were all funded.