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C., Sept. 11, 9 p.m.—Observations taken at the same moment of time lit all sta tions. ■ 11-3 Hi Stations, if W'th'r Stations. a W'tta'r Bt, Paul 64 Cloudy I Vicksburgr.. TojFair LaCrosse... OOjThe't'g: Galveston.. 85|Clear Bismarck... 57iCloudy New-Orleans '7 dear ' Ft. Garry... 60.Cloudy Shreveport 75 Clear Mlnnedosa. .148 Fair Cincinnati.. 75 Clear Moorheod... til Cloudy Memphis... 76 Cloudy Qu'Appelle Nashville .. 74 Clear St. Vincent.. Cl The't'g Cleveland.. 59 Clear Ft. Assin'bn.lso Clear Chicago —55 Clear Ft. Buford.. 54 Clear Dcs Moines. 70 Cloudy Ft. Caster... 55 Fair St. Louis... 74 Clear Helena tß|Clear Montreal.. 47 Clear Huron 86 The't'g Quebec Mod. Hat Washington 60 Cloudy Dulutta 56 F jiriry Boston 54 Clear Albany 5-' Clear New York.. CO. Clear THE HOME REPORT. Barometer, 29.72: thermometer, CO; rela tive humidity, 90: wind, southeast; weather, cloudy: amount of rainfall, 0.33; maximum lOmeter, 68; minimum thermometer, 52; daily range, 16.0. River—Observed height, 3.1; rise In twenty-four hours, 0.0: fall in twenty four hours, 0.0. -Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. P. F. Lyons, Signal Corps, U. S. A* INDICATIONS. Washington, Sept. Vi, 1 a. m.—For the upper lake region, cloudy weather and ruin, brisk and high southerly winds, becom ing northerly; in northwestern portion higher temperature, lower barometer. For the upper Mississippi valley, cloudy weather, rain, with local storms, strong southerly winiis backing to northwesterly in northern portion, higher, followed by lower tempera ture. For the Missouri valley, cloudy weather and rain, followed by clearing weather, wind becoming cooler. THE STOCK MARKET. The stock market was dull yesterday, ex cept for three or four of the stocks, and prices were irregular and at times feverish. The Vanderbilts wero heavy sellers, and the opinion prevailed on the board, that the Drexei-Murgan West Shore pool had been unloading for several days. At the close of the market a struggle was made to strengthen op matters, which carried quotations to the highest figures reached. Tho changes, how ever, were Blight. Wheat was a little stronger ail around. NUBS OF THIS NEWS. St. Paul's hotels aro crowded. St. Paul day at the fair will occur Monday. , Ex-Alderman Jerry McCarthy died from :dropsy. The Transcontinental pool will bo pro longed. The Catholic orphan fair in Minneapolis is etill successful. ; John Pfaff shot himself dead in the St. Paul municipal court room. Another Tichborne claimant has turned up, this time in California. . A- Maryland minister at an elderly age married a silver-haired maiden. President Cleveland received yesterday, End his callers were numerous. Big B.earwas convicted of treason-felony at Begina, but sentence was deferred. Gen. Ho3ecrans has requested the resigna tion of Republicans in his department. The trial of the Marquis de Mores, charged with murder, begins at Bismarck to-day. Hoy. Moses A. Hopkins, born a slave in Virginia, was appointed minister to Liberia. About eleven thousand visitors passed the pato at the fair grounds in spite of tho rain. A son of a Russian nobleman committed Buicide in New York on account of poverty. The great yacht race was again declared off and another start will be made this morning. The Northwestern Traffic association has withdrawn all Canadian rates and classifica tions. A plucky older in a North Carolina church was beaten almost to death by a party of loughs. The Minnesota battery celebrates its second reunion, in Minneapolis, with a banquet and speeches. Admiral Jouott will have to pay that little wine bill at $400, as the treasury department absolutely refuses. Tho railroad commissioners will begin suits to compel railroad companies to provide stations according to law. If tbe weather is pleasant to-day at Provi dence, it is expected that Maud a will be driven to beat her record. Tho Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company •wanted their war accounts with Uncle Sam re-openod, but the latter refuses. An immense amount of business in addi tion to great reforms has been carried out in the third auditor's oilice of tho treasury. President Wright of the Freeport & St. Paul thinks there is plenty of room for an other trunk lino between Chicago and St Paul. A band of regulators has been organized in Smith Carolina to break up miscegenation, which is becoming quito numerous in that state. Paddy Ryan is greatly disappointed at Sul livan's failure to meet him on the 26th inst., and brands him as a coward and afraid to meet him. It is now officially denied that any private correspondence baa been carried on between Emperor William of Germany and King Al fonso of Spain. Tho. firemen'!? tournament at Brainerd, yicn., was sadly interfered with by rain A banquet whs tendered the knights of the nozzle in the evening:. Mrs. Dr. E. It. Marshall, Mrs. Alexander Paul and Mrs. Hicklin of Brown's Valley, Minn., were drowned while attempting to cross Traverse hike in a row-boat. Counsel in the Magill murder case, on trial at Bismarck, completed their arguments and the case was given to tho Jury. Judsro Fran els' charge is said to been an exceeding 1\- I fine e11.,:-:. " j The pkk to defining the boundary of the j Afghan frontier, giving Zulnkar and : MoruchaK to Afghanistan, has been *isrucd, i and the Russian minister has left London, his ' work being completed, Till: POSTPOXEMEHTT. The weather cleric being of opinion i that the best of the wine should always be I reserved until ike last of the feast managed ! to mix up the elements so badly yesterday j as to necessitate a postponement of .St, ' Paul's day at the state fair until later along In the exhibition. ' The managers of the fair association deemed if best to defer to ■ the- wisdom of the weather recorder, and j accordingly announced a postponement of | St. Paul's day until Monday next. The ! program •which had been arranged for yes terday will be carried out ou Monday. Not withstanding the inclemency of the weather and the disappointment resulting from the postponement between ten and twelve thousand persous visited the fair grounds during; the day. In the absence of racing and the usual out-door attractions better opportunity was givun to the visitors to ex amine the exhibits in the various buildings. There is no one who has gone through the various departments and has witnessed the inagnilicent displays but what has a desire to go back and see them again. Indeed, so great is the interest manifested in the va rious exhibits, there would bo no difficulty in converting the fair into an exposition, and keeping it open for several weeks with a large attendance every day, but for the interference with other fairs, which have been arranged to open immediately after the close of the state fair. The expectation was that yesterday would have been the greatest day of the fair, and so it would have been but for the rain. The additional time which has been given for preparation, on account of the postponement, will only enable the management to make Monday a more attractive day than yesterday could have been made, oven if the weather had been fair. The enthusiasm which has in spired visitors to the fair grounds has run out like a contagion all over the state until people who never before took an interest in f-.xiis are now anxious to see this one. In order to gratify this desire on the part of the people of the state, and to place it within the reach of every one to witness the great attractions of next Moudy, the various railroads running out of St. Paul, with most commendable liberality, have given the unprecedented low rates of 1 cent per mile for excursion tick ets, from now until the close of the fair. IMPORTANT DECISIOX. An Important mortgage decision was re cently rendered in the Le Sueur district court in a case decided by Judge J. L. McDonald of the Eighth district. The facts upon which the decision was based were as follows: On the sth day of May, IS7T, Fkkdeiuck Dielixg and wife exe cuted and delivered to Diedrick Tiiole a mortgage on certain real estate to secure the payment of $2,000, and the mortgage was duly recorded. Subsequently an agreement was made between Dielino and Thole whereby the time for payment and the rate of interest were changed and a second mortgage was accordingly executed, but over two months elapsed before the said Thole had the second mortgage and a satisfaction of said first mortgage recorded. In the meantime, after the execution of the second mortgage, but before it was recorded, Dielixg in consideration of 82,000 borrowed from H. C. Key>'olds and of SI,OOO borrowed from Bexjamix V. Quackexbusii executed to said Rey nolds and Quackenbush mortgages on the same property previously mortgaged to Tiiole. The Reyxolds and Quackex busii mortgages were recorded, however, before the Thole second mortgage. When the loans were made by Reynolds and Quackenbush their agent was in formed by Dielixg that said first mort gage from him to Diedbich Thole was in fact satisfied, and that the notes and debt which it was given to secure were paid; and the said Dleling In support of his statement to that effect produced and exhibited to their ajrent said first mort gage and notes from him to said Thole; and the said agent of Reynolds and QuACKENBUsn in making said two loans to Dieling, and accepting mortgages to secure the same, relied wholly upon the said representation of said Dieling as to the payment and satisfaction, and payment of said first mortgage from him to said Thole. The Reynolds and Quackexeush mort gages were subsequently duly foreclosed and the land sold by the sheriff. In a suit brought by the representatives of Died kich Thole against Reynolds, Quack enbush and the purchaser under the mortgage sale, Judge McDonald held to the doctrine laid down in Jones on Mortgages that the taking of the mortgage and the substitution of another is not a dis charge of the original debt, either as be tween the parties or as to a subsequent purchaser, even when the purchaser finds the mortgage note in the hands of the mortgagor, the mortgage remaining unsatis fied of record, he has no right to presume it was satisfied. After an elaborate discus sion of principles relating to mortgages and a citation of numerous authorities. Judge McDonald concluded with the following statement: FIUHT Van THE SENATE. The approaching fall cleftions are being watched by the entire country from the fact that upon iheir n-siilts will depend whether or not the president is to have a majority of both houses of congress at his back dur ing nig administration. The house of rep resentatives is safe enough, but it is iv the senate where his administration will en counter the most difficulty. The Republi cans had a majority of four in the last sen ate, and have since gained two Democratic seats, previously occupied by Fahley of California ami Slates of Oregon. These two seats added to the majority they had in the last session give the Republicans a ma jority of eight at the next session. But if the Democrats carry Virginia and Ohio this fall by electing successors to Maho.ve and Shek.man they will re duce the Republican majority at the suc ceeding session to four, and they recover what they lost last spring. Including Ma hone and Shkk.man there are sixteen Re publican senators and eight Democrats whose term? of office expire on the 4th of March, ISS7. The places of all of these are to be filled at the next session of their respective state legislatures. The Demo crats whose lerms expire are CAMDEN of West Virginia, Cockrell of Missouri, Fair of Nevada. Gokman of Mary land. Jackson of Tennessee. Maxey of Texas, Geo'boe of Mississippi, and Jones of Florida. There is no reason to doubt that all these seats will be filled by Democrats. The Republican senator? whose terms expire at tiie same time are Aldbich of Rhode Island, Dawk? of Massachasetts, Edmunds of Vermont, j Hale of Maine, Harbison of Indiana, Ha.WX.XT of Connecticut. MacMillan of Minnesota. Mandeksox of Nebraska. Ma honiv of Virginia. Mii.i.ei: of California, Milleb of New York, Mitchell of Penn sylvania, Sawteb of Wisconsin, Skwell of New Jersey, Shebmah of Ohio, and Vax Wtck of Nebraska. In order to make a tie in the senate it will be necessary for the Democrats to elect j four oi these, It tsingnone (if their own. In case I of a tie Vice President Uexdiucks would j have tlif casting vote. The problem with Democrats jnst now is to know how many j Republican seats it is possible for them to I enny. It is certain that they will gain one in j Virginia, and it is confidently expected they I will gain one from Ohio and oue in Indiana. i That will leave but one more to secure. The fighting chance for the legislature of either New York, New Jersey or Counecti j cut is most excellent, and there is a possi bility that Minnesota may turn up on the right side. The Kspublicans will make a desperate effort to retain their hold on the senate as it is their last hitch. But, with the Democrats in control of the govern ment, and the president giving the country a first-class administration, there is no rea son why he should not have a clear work- THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, SATURDAY MORHTtfG, SEPTEMBER 12, 1885:—SIXTEEN PAGES: In* majority In both houses of congress for at least the last half of his term. A COMPROMISE PROPOSED] , The American government might com promise with the Dominion In relation to the abduction of the fugitive bauk president by agreeing to waive all claim to Una, as an American, If the Canadian government will consent to the retention of Bkainekd by our government. It is so seldom that we get an opportunity to take a whack at an ab sconding bank officer that Canada ought to be as generous as Spain was with Boss Tweed, and, waiving all rights involved, allow us to k«ep Bank President Bkainerd without any row about it. It is true Bkain erd's arrest was not in strict and technical accord with the provisions of international treaties. After robbing his bank at St. Albans, In Vermont, the presi dent of the iustltutlon skipped out to Canada. The detectives followed him to Winnipeg, and in their anxiety to get the j reward they inveigled the absconder into a little confidence game whereby they were enabled to get him into a close carriage and drive him across the line. It Is said that the Canadian authorities intend to take the Mason and Slidell case as a precedent, and will demand the return of Bhaixkrd. What in the world the Canadian govern ment wants with all our defaulting bank officers is a mystery. The Chicago Times says: "It may be a fact that the Dominion government, in its anxiety to add to its sparse popu lation, la eager to invite migration from . this country without reference to its moral . qualities. It probably finds it profitable to welcome a class- that, owing to the character of its transactions, is well supplied with money; but, nevertheless, the effect on the people of the United States is not a gratify ing one. The time will come when this annoyance will be so great that a radical remedy will have to be applied, which may be to have no foreign country to the north of us, but to extend our northern boundary to the frozen ocean." »i THE NEW GUX. It may be fortunate after all that the United States has no navy. The London Times tells of successful experiments with a new gun which is intended to propel a dynamite shell. If the experiments now being made with the gun will prove it to be a complete success there is no navy in the world which could withstand its destructive force. A flotilla of small wooden boats each carrying one of those dynamite guns would blow the finest steel armored navy in the world into smithereens. This new agency of annihilation would be most valu able for coast defenses, and in view of the defenseless nature of our seaboards this country has reason to watch the experiments now being made with the gun with a great deal of interest. So far as the experiments have been made with tho new gun, the greatest difficuty to be overcome is to prevent the shock of the gun's explosion firing the shell charge and so destroy the gunners rather than the enemy. But this, it is thought, will be gradually overcome. Speaking of recent successful experiments, the Times says: "A shell fired from an ordinary battery gun, and carrying eleven pounds of dynamite, striking a ledge of gneiss which formed the target, blew out a cavity twenty feet in diame ter and six feet deep. No fuse is required, as the shell explodes by concussion as it hits its mark; and it was easy to perceive that a single shell of this description striking the side of the most solid iron-clad in existence near the water line would be likely to send her to the bot - torn. Thus far no accident is reported in the experiments, which are to be, if they are not by this time, repeated with guns of much heavier calibre. But the calibre of the gun is of secondary importance; its range sfnd the capacity of the shell lor car rying dynamite are the chief elements to calculate on; and If a shell carrying 100 pounds of the explosive can be fired from one of tha heavy guns now in use. the first hit decides any conflict between single ships, and one of our steel, unarmorod cruisers will yield no quicker than the In flexible to the shock of such an explosion." —=»- HUSH FREEDOM. As was to be expected the English press is pouring vials of wrath on the head of Vice President He^uicus because he ad dressed an Irish meeting in Indiana the other day and spoke words of encourase ment to the laborers in the cause of Irish reform. Our English friends affect to see a disposition on the part of our government to favor the Irish cause, because the officer second in rank under the government has spoken in its favor. While the anathemas of the English newspapers were expected to be directed against the vice president, it is a little surprising to see some of the lead ing Republican newspapers of this country joining in with the English press in a crusade against Mr. llexdkicks. In one notable instance a Republican organ ■ attempts to defend its attacks upon the vice president behind an affected attach ment for the Roman Catholic church, as- ! serting that because Mr. Pabnell is a j Protestant Catholic Irishmen do not sympa thize with his movement to free Ireland. This is a gross slander on the nationality. i Irishmen love Ireland, regardless of whether j they are Catholics or Protestants. The | point which the Republican organ strains to cover its partisan zeal is overthrown by | the action of Archbishop Walsh, who, no longer ago than last week, declared in favor i of the Parnei-lite program at Dublin, i The archbishop has just obtained his miter ; from the pope, and he blesses the Pah- ' nellite banner, though It is held aloft by ! a Protestant. "Having- thus shown the antecedent equities to be in favor of plaintiffs intestate, and that Defendants QOACKENBUSHaud Reynolds ac cepted their mortgages under such circum stances as charged them with notice of all the equities which Thole had, and that they took them subject to the same, it follows that their mortgages must be held to be subordi nate to the claim and lieu of the second moit | gag-e to Thole. I therefore find, as a con- j | elusion of law, that tho plaintiff is entitled to ; i have a judgment and decree herein that s^id ' j second Thole mortgage be a lien on said land ; i and premised first and prior to said Refolds ! mortgage and tlie certificate of foreclosure j thereof, and the said mortgage to Benjamin I V. Quaci£EX3USH, and be paid out of the pro- I ceeds of said premises first and prior to any lieu thereon by said Reynolds mortgage or i certificate of foreclosure thereof, or said Benjamin' V. Quaokbhbush mortgage, aud for his costs and disbursements herein." «B. - □ Mr. Clark, editor of the Gate City,was one of the lowa delegates to the waterways con vention recently held in this city. He seems to have caught inspiration from Mr. Don nelly. In speakiir; of the convention and its work in his paper he says: "The Repub licans said tho Democrats would steal the treasury surplus. It was a campaign persi flage of course, but we almost wish they would do it soon. If they do not, it is doubt ful whether there will bean honest man left in theeouutry. The burden of cry at the convention was to get hold of that $492,- ! 000,000 in the treasury. Thieving is nor mal to mankind and the best haven't got much out of the habit." .'"-'}'•■ • A convention of dancing: masters is now in session in New York. A metropolitan ex change expresses the hope that the conven tion will frown upon the introduction of tho can-can into the back parlor, and will stimu late a fresh desire in the breasts of our sedate young ladies to kick up their heels in a pood old fashioned jig. Thz»e is a good deal of fun In a Virginia political campaign when it is hot. The present contest is getting to white heat, as is indi cated by the following communication fro m ex-Congregsmaa Brady to the editor of the Petersburg Enterprise: "You are a black hearted villain, a notorious liar, a vile I slan derer, a mangy cur, a contemptible coward and sooundrol. Only yoursolf, the prince of liars and meanest of Slanderers, could havo manufactured so many outrageous uucl ma licious falsehoods contained in tuo Inclosed editorial from your blackmailing sheet of the 6th inst. In falsely oharariny me with felo nious crlmos you show yourself to be a black hearted, murderous villain." Thursday's Globe clipped an editorial paragraph from the Minneapolis Tribune call- Ing the attention of the public to the fact that tho able railroad editorials of the Pioneer Press were stolen bodily from tho Eveningl Post, and by mistake the article was credited to the Chicago Tribune. Tho Globe tenders an apology to our Minneapolis contemporary for tho mistake in failing to (five it the proper credit. The mistake did not rob the article of its truthfulness nor of tho pithiness with which it was expressed. The two Tribunes —tho Chicago and the Minneapolis— such ex cellout ways of presenting torse truths that it is no discredit to bo mistaken one for the other. Mr. Stone, tho new collector of customs at Chicago, was the only applicant for tho position who did not ha%o tho indorsement of some member of congress. Tho administra tion seems to be runningl itself without the aid of congressmen. It is possible, however, that by the time the administration runs through one term of congress, and gets left on somo important measures, which are very uoar tho administration heart, congressmen will have more intiuence than they have at this ' writ ins. Kidnap Is tho name of the new diplomatic Kuino now being: played between Canada and the United States. So far, Canada has tho best score ; but if the United States should some day kidnap the whole of Canada the gamo will be eudod. The Chicago Tribune promises Mrs. Mul ligan that if the Republicans ever come into power she will not be disturbed in her office. Mrs. Mulligan would do well to clip the paragraph and paste it in her scrap book. A revival in Virginia was broken up by a dog who ate tho sacrament bread. The min ister kicked the dog out of church, and then the owner of the dog performed the same pious office for the minister. An Eastern paper speaks of the Demo cratic candidate for governor in Ohio as "George W. Hoadlv." Gov. lloadly has no middle name, but will have one after elec tion. It will be Eli. "The Globe is the best newspaper In the Northwest. Chicago can't beat it," was the concession made by an Illinois gentleman to a Minnesota gentleman on the fair grounds yesterday. Mr. Blaise is again at work on his book. Ho expects to have it ready by the next elec tion. Cleveland. Must Marry. Albuquerque Journal. If Mr. Cleveland wants a second term he will have to marry. The American people may forgive celibacy to a president during his first term in consideration of his other good qualities, but they have too deep a reverence for the institution of matrimony, not only as a reliable means for perpetuating presidential virtues in a second generation, but as tho favorite and popular method of absorbing 1 our growing surplus of unmarried females, to ever confer the honor of the chiof magistracy a second time upon a man who shows himself so brutally obtuse to the charms of his coun trywomen and their favorite institution. We sincerely trust that our chief magistrate has caught something besides a few nsh and a bad cold In the Adirondacks,and that the outcome of the affair will be that Miss Cleveland must pack her trunks and resign her position as mistress of tho White house. That place be longs to a married woman who loves babies better than books. A Crisis in Minnesota Affairs. Chicago News. Tho Hon. Ignatius Donnelly's appearance in the national waterways convention reminds us that the Hon. Ignatius Donnelly promised to give the public Irrefutable evidence that Shakespeare did not write the Shakespeare plays. Isn't it about time for Ignatius to come to the front with his proofs? Unless Ignatius produces his documents pretty soon we will begin to think that Mark Dunnell wrote "Hamlet" and "The Passionate Pil grim." Could for ConffreNs. St. Peter Tribune. rlf the Republicans of the First congres sional district should, when the proper time arrives, nominate Col. O. B. Gould to succeed Mllo White, as member of congress, they would make no mistake. Col. Gould is able, upright, clean-handed. He is a stalwart Re publican, true- as the needlo to the pole, a splendid lawyer, a good'speaker and a first class man generally. VlJlard and. the Northern Pacific. St. Cloud Times. There are rumors that Henry Yillard may return to the presidency of the Northern Pa cific. Such a consummation would be glad news to the people of tho Northern Pacific country, and they would joyfully hail his re turn. Where They Came From. Chicago Tribune. The Mugwumps were sired by George William Curtis and damned by the Democ racy. ■w Miners Organizing. Indianapolis, Sept. 11. —In the na tional convention of miners to-day, -resolu tions were adopted favoring the total aboli tion of the system of contracting for con vict labor, when it is brought in competi tion with free labor, and the adoption of ! two weeks' pay and the abolition of the truck system of its forms. It was resolved to secure to members of the National Feder ation of Miners, the name of the organization 1 formed, justice and equity in every legiti mate way. A general suspension of mining coal in the United States and territories for | one week, at a date as early as possible, j was approved. A recommendation was adopted to the effect that on all general questions arising within the jurisdiction of the association, ten days be given miners, provided operators grant the same courtesy to them. The principles of arbitration were favored, in preference to strikes, and following this a resolution to abolish the free turn system in all the states and terri tories was adopted. Yield of Michigan Crops. Lapsing. Mich.. Sept. 11. —The Sep tember crop report of the secretary of state | reports the total number of acres of wheat ! threshed In Michigan as 183,738, and a ; total yield of 3,815,029, or an average of ! 20 4-5 bushels to the acre. The yield per | acre in the Southern counties is a tiifleover j one bushel and in the Northern counties ! nearly one and three-quarters greater than any previous year. Careful estimates places the total probable yield at 31, --249.349 bushels, or 4.842,345 in excess of tho previous official estimate. Of oats, 53.812 acres have been threshed, yielding 1,913,800 bushels, or an average of a trifle over 34 bushels per acre. The 3,500 acres" of barley threshed yield 93.121 bushels. Owing to cold weather, corn has made but slow progress toward maturity. Unless the weather in September is exceptionally fa vorable, there is little hope that the crop in all parts of the state will fully ripen. The condition of corn is reported as 93 per cent. —. «v Disconsolate Creditors. * Buffalo, N. V., Sept. 11.—The sched ules in the assignment of Martin & Co., leather dealers, show liabilities 9266,691, J nominal assets 926,529, actual assets §5,9G3. ! The creditors include a number of banks here and in New York, and are mostly un secured. The largest claim unsecured is that of Henry Martin, for $172,499, for money loaned. Wonderful Time. Sacramento. Cal., Sept. —In the Del Paso stake race for all ages to-day at Agricultural park, Neilson ran three-quar ters of a mile in 1:13^, the fastest time ever made on the Pacific coast and within half a second of the fastest time in the world. Oscar Ayers, a young man 19 or 20 years of age and engaged in the drug business, has disappeared from Morrison,-111., with $5,000 the firm's money, for parts unknown. His people reside in Dixon, 111., and are very highly respected. WASHINGTON GOSSIP. Some Great Eeforms Accomplished in the Auditor's Office of the Treasury Department. Tammany Hall Declares Against a Perma nent Officeholding Class in This Country. The President's Reception Dny--Ad ralral Jouett Must Pay His Lit tle Wine Bill Himself. Gen. Rosecrans Making Room For Rei'orm Democrats—Appoint ments--Capitul Notes. A Business Administration. Washington, Sept. 11.— John S. Williams, third auditor of the treasury, to day addressed a letter to tho secretary of the treasury, stating that on the first day of May last, when he assumed the duties of third auditor, it was notorious that the business of the office was largely in arrears, the plea being that the clerical force was not sufficient for the prompt dispatch of tiie work. The pension division was nearly a year behind in the examination and settle ment of accounts of pensions, involving the sum of $75,987,885. The miscellaneous claims against the government including state war claims amounted to $15,587,774. Some of the work in the collections divi sions was over two years in arrears. in the house claim division over 11,000 claims were pending and unsettled, involving 716,390. The unsettled accounts of army quartermasters and commissary amounted to 85,458,308, The unsettled accounts of engineers amounted to $5,550, --826, making a grand total of $104,527,017. In the short space of four months, ending on the 31st of August, and without increas ing the clerical force, Auditor Williams says the accounts of all the PENSION AGENTS have been examined and settled up to the first of June, and the clerks in the division are now examining and settling the ac counts of the last quarter, which is current work, as showing the improvement in the working capacity of the clerks in that divi sion. He says that during the months of May, June, July and August of ISS4 there was examined and settled accounts ag gregating $16,223,580. For the correspond ing four months of 1885 tho same clerks, with perhaps three or four exceptions, ex amined and settled $75,105,778. These figures make their own comment. In the house claims division 613 claims have been adjusted or rejected, involving $70,275, besides carrying on a large amount of carrespondence necessary to the proper dis posal of the ' remaining cases. During the same period of 1884 200 cases were disposed of, involving $27,774. The accounts of the quartermasters, commissioners aud en gineers are up as far as it is possible for them to be. and the clerks in these divisions are now engaged in current work. The claims division, the collections division and the house claims division are the only ones in arrears, and the character of the work necessarily precludes the possibility of its being DONE PROMPTLY, This is explained in the fact that in al most every case information is required from other offices and outside sources which often involves long delay. Auditor Will iams says it is due to the clerks in the office to-day, that with few exceptions, since the present auditor's incumbrance, they have been faithful and efficient. Their improve ment in this respect is simply wonderful. As a consequence a large amount of work has been performed, so that on the whole the business is in a very satisfactory condition. The auditor says that in this con nection it may be stated that, since the 26th day of March there appears to have been an astonishing im provement in the health of the clerks. Last year, with 150 clerks, there were 1,696 sick days. To-day the auditor knows of only two clerks who are absent on sick leave. With the result of the improved condition of the office, in the fact that greater efficiency was obtained, the third auditor recommends a reduction of the clerical force. The law now provides for 158 clerks. There are six vacancies caused by resignation, four of which have not been filled. The services of twelve more clerks can be dispensed with without injury to the public service, making a total reduction of sixteen clerks. Tammany Principles Declared. New York, Sept. 11.— Tammany hall general committee at its meeting to night passed resolutions relating to civil service reform, demanding from state aud federal authorities the com plete redemption of the pledges made by the Democratic party at the late presidential election to secure to the people of the state and nation an efficient, capable and honest public service; protesting against any legislative or administra tive measures which may tend to create a. permanent office-holding class in the country; denouncing all attempts to grant a life tenure of office to any one body of public servants as the first step towards the subversion of those doctrines of equality which have been the safeguard of the Republic; declaring that the appointments to office should be made on the untrammeled and undivided responsibility of public officers, chosen by the people for that purpose and answerable to their custituents for the manner in which they have discharged their trusts; that the creation of irresponsible boards or commissioners vested with the authority to control or in terfere with the exercise of the powers of appointment by elective officers is an abridgement of the powers conferred on the chosen servants of the people, and condemning it as unwarrantable Invasion of public rights, and an undemocratic and indefensible restriction of the vigor and effect of true suffrage. Counsel Creswell Very mad. Washington, Sept. 11.—In the contro versy raised by the accounting officers of the treasury in regard to the disbursement of the court of Alabama claims and the au thority under which they were made, a breezy correspondence has been started with First Comptroller Dunham by ex- Senator C res well, counsel for the United States before the court, whose salary Mr. Dunham has sus pended. Mr. Cressnell refers with surprise to certain statements given out to news papers with respect to his official salary and position. He says to the first comptroller: "Knowing you to be the highest accounting officer of the government, lam unwilling to suppose, in fact I cannot believe that these articles eminated from you. I have received no official communication from you whatever upon the subject. I do not know from any official source whether my salary has been stopped or not. I know I have not received it for the month of Au gust. If you have refused to pass it you have left me completely in the dark as to the reason which have appeared to you sufficient to justify such ac tion. Referring io the section in the orig inal act establssliing the court which pro vided that he, as counsel, should receive such reasonable allowance, to be apportioned in each claim, as might be approved by the j court. Mr. Croswell says: AN HONEST" EFFORT was made by the former court to apply this section, but it was found impracticable and he accordingly went on with his duties for eight months without any pay. until lie could lay . the matter be fore congress and have some fixed salary prescribed by law. He spreads upon his letter copious extracts from the debates in congress when this matter was under dis cussion, showing an almost unanimous opinion that his compensation ought to be by a fixed salary. He shows that finally, on motion of Senator (now secretary) S. Bayard. $8,000 was agreed upon. Thereupon Mr. Creswell says : Observe what Mr. Bayard said : I propose to put that counsel on a level with the Attorney Genlrad of the United States—a cabinet officer—and to pay him a salary of SB,OOO, •which, it seems to me, is enough for his services. This difference between Mr. Bayard on the one side and his brother senators who agreed with him and yourself on the other, is irreconciliable. and the inference is inevitable either that Sena tor Bayard and his coufreres did not know the meaning of their own languages, Comptroller Durham is in error. Mr. CressweU goes on to say that the former court adopted in open court an order fixing his salary at 000 a year. Mr. Cresswcll says that if the fee system were returned to his compensation would not be diminished, and argues that under the regular rules of practice the number of cases disposed of during the last three years would give him fees to the amount of $78, --300, with about as much more in miner cases, and that the cases yet to be heard would add $25,000 more. After tin; Tichborne Fortune. Special to the Globe. Washington, Sept. 11. —There is a new Tichborne claimant. He lives in Califor nia, and served in the Federal army and navy daring the late war. He has filed an application for a pension, on account of wounds received while in the army. He has a friend in town, who says with the money which he hopes to obtain as arrears of pension (some $2,000 or $2,500) he ex pects to establish the claim that he is Sir Roger Tichborne. At the request of this friend the claimant's present name and ad dress are withheld. The story the claimant tells is that on his way to Australia, after he left home, he was shipwrecked on an ; island, from which a passing ship took him and his : companions to San Francisco. Thence he drifted to New York, but did not attempt to go to England, being half unwilling and half ashamed to go home. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted under an assumed name in the navy. As a man of intelli gence and unusual refinement he was well regarded by all the officers, except for some reason the captain of the ship. The latter treated him so badly that he deserted. lie then married in New York a respectable, but uneducated girl of the lower class. Feeling still more estranged from his home he again enlisted, this time in the army and under another assumed name, which lie still bears. He was twice wounded, all the fingers of his left hand were shot away and he was shot In the body. The result of his wounds was a temporary abberration of the mind, during which he wandered back to New York, and the war over he could not return to his regiment, so he stands a technical deserter from the army. After the war he went with his wife to California, where he hired out as a clay laborer on tne ranches in Southern California, and has remained there ever since. He is now a skilled laborer and has charge of work on a certain ranch. He had given up all idea of ever returning to Eng land. His health was shaken, his habits had changed, his wife and his poverty were barriers, but a few months ago a lady vis iting at the ranche learned his secret and urged him to go to England and try to es tablish his identity. He said even If no other reason prevented him. his poverty was a bar. Then she asked him whether he had ever procured a pension, and when she learned that he had not urged him to do so, and to use the money to establish his claims to theTihborne title. This he said lie would do. No Wine Money Allowed. Washington, Sept. 11.—Second Comp troller Maynard has written a reply to Rear Admiral in regard to the item of $400 paid for the entertainment of visitors to the flag-ship Tenuesee at :the New Or leans exposition, in which ho reviews the whole question in the light of the points raised by the admiral in defense of the ex penditure. He takes issue with the admiral on the point that the expenditure could properly be made from the naval contingent fund, and quotes from a decision made by Att. Gen. Devens, "that the words 'contingent expenses,' as used in the appropriation acts, means such incidental casual expenses as are necessary, or at least appropriate and convenient in order to aid the performance of the duties required by the department or the office for which the appropriation is made." The comp troller says he has been unable to find any law which requires either the navy depart ment or any officer of the navy to entertain public officials at the expense of the govern ment, and adds Jliat he cannot assent to the admiral's statement that it has been the practice of the accounting officer to allow such disbursements, under the head of con tingent or extraordinary expenses, but what ever the practice in this respect may have been he says it will be conceded that if un lawful it cannot be too promptly discon tinued. The comptroller adds that the records of the treasury department will bear him out in the statement that from time irameniorable it has been the practice where a public officer had received money belong ing to the government, to which he was for any reason entitled, to make a stoppage in his pay account until the amount illegally received has been made good. In closing the comptroller suggests that the admiral bring suit for the portion of his pay with held, and so test the whole question. An Aristocratic Lady Clerk. Special to the Globe. Washington, Sept. 11.—The popular idea that government clerks do not ac cuuiulute anything is probably the correct one as a whole, but there are exceptions. A lady was driving along Capital hill a day or two ago, when the senate postoffice wagon ran into the carriage smashing a wheel, overturning the carriage and tearing the dress off the lady. "We will have your carriage repaired, madam," said the driver of the wagon as politely as possible. "No you won't, she said, "It was a brand new carriage, and I don't propose to accept of any patched up affair in its place. The govern ment will buy me a new one or 1 will know the reason. "Will you give us your ad dress?" was the humble inquiry of the sen- I ate official, expecting it would be in some | of the fashionable quarters of the north i western section of the city. ' 'The pension I office," she blandly replied. "1 am a clerk ] there and am just on my way from my largo farm outside the city to my desk there. I will just drive down there and re port the accident and then go homo for the day," and so she did. She has a fine, large farm outside the city where she resides in fine style, driving in every morning and out every evening with her handsome team and carriage. Surgeon General Hamilton. Special to the Globe. Washington, Sept. Surgeon Gen eral Hamilton formerly lived in Carlinville, 111., and is well known In St. Louis. He rose to his present position at the head of the Marine hospital service through the grades, and is recognized as an efficient officer. The only reason offered for a change is the pressure of Democrats to get in. It is by no means certain yet that Dr. Hamilton will be removed, but Vice Presi dent Hendricks has announced a candidate in Dr. Matthews of Louisville, Kv., who is also indorsed by the Kentucky senators. Ex-Senator McDonald and William English of Indianapolis have a candidate in the person of Dr. Walling, a son-in-law of Mr. English. Vice President Hendricks and ex-Senator McDonald have personally appealed to the president in be half of their respective candidates. The sentiment in the service is strongly against filling this position otherwise than by pro motion. Officers of the chambers of com merce and prominent steamship and other shipping interests of various cities have protested against Dr. Hamilton's removal. Gates of Winsicubo2OMlii»h. Special to the Globe. Washington, Sept. 11.—A good deal of interest is felt, herein the result of the opening of the new reservoir at the head of the Mississippi river. The gates of Win neabogoshish reservoir were opened the other day for the first time. This is the first effort made in this country to store up water for the benefit of navigation in the dry season. It is a system which has been practiced in Europe for years, to build great reservoirs at the head waters of rivers, letting them fill in the rainy seasons and then gradually letting water out when the dry season came. Some years ago the system was adopted at the head of the river which sup plies the power for the Loweil, Mass., fac tories, and in the amount of power thus stored up against this dry season was something great. The system there has proven a great success, as it has in Europe. The reservoirs at the head of the Mississippi are, however, the first constructed in this country for the purpose of furnishing addi tional water for navigation, and the result of their first opening is looked for with much interest. Appointments. Washington, Sept. 11.—Rev. Moses A. Hopkins of North Carolina was appointed to be minister resident and consul general of the United States to Liberia. Ho wag born a slave in Washington county, Va., and after gaining his freedom pursued a course of study and was graduated at Lin coln university. Pennsylvania, in the class v 1874, and also graduated at the Auburn, a. ST., _ Presbyterian theological seminary. in addition to his services as a Presbyterian clergyman, he has been engaged in educa tional pursuits and was the principal of the state colored normal school at Franklinton, «. <-- lor several years. He was highly recommended for the position by the gov ernor and other officials of North Carolina, and by other men of prominence including a good many clergymen and representative colored men of the country. Irwin Dugan was appointed to be super vising Inspector of steam vessels for the Sixth district. Moses A. Hoskins of North Carolina to be minister resident and consul general of the United States to Liberia; C. W. Dugan to be supervising Inspector of steam vessels for the Sixth district. Henry W. Gilbert, appointed consul at Triest, lives in Orange county, New York, and was indorsed by ex-secretary of state, John Bigelow, ex-treasurer, JamesMackln, and others. James W. Ross, appointed consul at Three Rivers, Canada, is a resi dent of Washington county, New York. A Company'^ Claim* Nipped. Washington, Sept. 11. —The second comptroller • of the treasury has made a decision denying the motion of the council of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company that the accounts of that company for the general transportation of soldiers and sup plies during the civil war, be reopened. The application was based on the ground that the company was subjected to extra ordinary dangers and expense in carrying the business of the government, and was therefore entitled to a more liberal compen sation than was allowed at the time the accounts were settled. The comptroller refused to reopen the accounts for the rea son that they had been settled and because no new evidence was presented to justify such a course. He also made the point that the property of the company instead of being jeopardized was in fact protected thereby. Hennepin Canal Scheme. Special to the Globe. Washington, Sept. 11.—Representative Murphy of lowa says the people of his state are entirely pleased with President Cleveland's course. "I have heard," he continued, "of dissatisfaction within the party, but I have not been able to locate it in my intercourse with the people of lowa Northwest. The masses of the people of all parties are convinced of the president's integrity and his firm purpose to give them good government upon an economical basis, and they are satisfied. Upon being asked if he did not have some object in view in coming here, the judge replied that his only purpose was to advance the interests of the llenncpin canal, which, he added, "is the question of most vital interest in the Northwest." 3lcDona!d'!i Views. Special to the Globe. Wvshington, Sept. 11.—Ex-Senator McDonald is at the Riggs house. Upon being asked as to the probable result in Ohio and what the Indiana Democrats thought of the administration he replied: "I be lieve that the chances in Ohio at present favor Hoadly's election. The administra tion is moving along smoothly. The In diana Democrats, nine out of ten of them I might say, are opposed to the civil service but, but they understand that it is a law and that the president is compelled to carry it out. The people in my state are satis lied with the circumspection with which the president has been moving in the mat ter of removals and appointments." Make Room for Reformers. Washington, Sept. 11. —Gen. Rosen crans, register of the treasury, has asked for the resignation of William P. Titcomb, assistant register, and Hartwell Jeunison, Charles Mull, Arthur Hendricks, J. H. Beatty and N. B. Walker, chief of divisions in the register's office. The resignations are demanded, the register says, so as to secure unbiased judgment and cordial co operation in any changes that may be nec essary for the good of the public service. The register has found that the officials whose resignations he has asked are not in sympathy with him in the reforms which he proposes in his offices, and for that reason desires to . replace them with men upoD whom he can rely. Who Was the Youugeit Soldier? Washington, Sept. 11.—A telegram was recently sent from Columbus, 0., say ing that Mr. Herbert Fay of that city had been notified by the war department that the records show that he was the youngest man enlisted in the Union army in any oi the states during the Rebellion. It is stated at the war department that no statement of tho nature mentioned has ever beenmado by the department and no information on the subject has ever been compiled from the records of the war department. Offi cials say that as it would involve the exam ination of the records of nearly three million men to enable the department to make such a statement with any degree of accuracy, and as nothing would bo benefited to the public service by the compilation of such in formation the probability is that the question of who was the youngest soldier will never be definitely settled. Cominc "Wheat Report. Washington, Sept. 11.—The Septem ber report of the department of agriculture, now in press, contains an article showing the production, consumption and distribu tion of wheat in the United States in eight years past, and others demonstrating the excess of commercial estimates of the Pa cific coast wheat productions and the incom pleteness of assessor's returns of Western states as to the area and product. The President Receives. Washington, Sept. lI.—To-day was 8 very busy day at the White house and the president received a larger number of visit ors than on any day since his return. Among the prominent callers were Secre tary Bayard, Assistant Secretary Porter and ex-Senator McDonald. The president held a public reception in the East room in the , afternoon, lasting nearly an hour. Capital Chips. Secretary Bayard was informed to-day by consul that cholera is increasing In Palermo and Sicily generally. Inspector General Nelson H. Davis will bo placed on the retired list the 20th inst. His successor it is understood will bo either Gen. Itojjer Jones or Gen. A. Bond. The former ia the senior officer, but the latter is euid to have the more brilliant record and stronger indorsements. .. czi A Dunce on the Board of Trade. Chicago, Sept. 11.—Thirty-six Bad River and Redcliff Indians visited the board of trade to-day, reaching the gallery a few minutes before the close of the afternoon session. The appearance of the fantastic combination of garb was greeted with shouts rivaling in vigor their own war whoops. The enthusiasm so excited the red men that on the spur of the moment a native dance was indulged in. Instantly a most ludicrous scene was in augurated, there being given in the wheat pit an imitation Indian dance.into the spirit of which all the traders heartily entered. There was a wild time for five times or so, and then the gong sounded for the close and the Indians filed from the gallery. Can't Keep Them Apart. Special to tho Globe. Waco, Tex., Sept. 11.— morning • youth of 18 and a little miss of 13 applied to the authorities for license to marry. They were refused, whereupon it trans pired that the kids were from Con-yell county, and had been refused a license there. At first the young man refused to give his name, but upon reflection and being told that it was no hanging matter said his name was Jeff Bugg and the girl's Louetta Elm. The sheriff sent the young miss home in care of a deputy and Jeff 'con cluded to return also, but says all the sher , iffs in America can't keep them apart.