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DESIRABLE LOTS Aim j PLEASANT HOMES FOB SALE CHEAP I Say bo in the Globe WANTS. VOL. VIII. NEW PARTY PROJECT.; Scheme for Uniting Dissatisfied Elements I of Both Parties, and Coquetting With Morrison. Important Figure Which Treasurer Jordan ; Outs as Secretary Manning's Eight Eand Man. Advantages of the Hennepin Canal Embodied in the Report on Interstate Commerce. The Usual I,artre Grist of Bills Intro- ; duced In the House—Sensi ble Senators. A New Party Talked of. Special to the Globe. Washington, Jan. 18. — Mention has already been made of a meeting of the free traders the last week of this month. It is the intention of some of the Western lead era to have a conference here for the pur pose of seeing what can be done towards ] organizing a new party. It will not be the first time that attempts have been made to organize new parties in Washington; The free trade people, who are seeking to use the best elements of the Democratic party to strengthen their new organization, will probably tail. The Democratic patty is di vided upon the subject of the tariff, as is the Republican party. Then are few Of the Democratic leaders In the house or the senate who can see the necessity for any new party organization to carry out any economic policy. The free trade people have been coquetting some with Col. Will iam Moirison to lend his aid and influence to the new parly, lint he is too good a pol itician to be tempted into a new organiza tion, even with the promise of a l'llKsli.l.N ; I \I. NOMINATION. Be doubtless fully understands that new panics are not made in Washington, and that when the people get ready for a new party they have a fashion of making one in their own way, without any aid from politicians. Mr. Morrison hopes to control the Democratic organization in the interest of revenue reform. Be is not exactly an out-and-out free-trader, and understands full well that it would not do to try to com mit the party to any extreme policy. lie hopes, however, to drive from the Demo cratic party those who are opposed to tariff reform. He thinks the lines can be sharply defined between the Republican and Demo cratic parties upon this one issue. The Republican party he regards as the party of protection. He intends to drive out the protection Democrats, if be can. and force them to enter into a Republican organiza tion. He will then invite the revenue re form Republicans to come over to him. His success as a leader in this direction will de pend very much upon his success in carry ing a tariff bill through the house this ses sion. __^ TREASURE!* JORDAN. One off the Ablest Tien Connected with tin- Administration. Bpeeial to the Globe Washington, Jan. 18.— Conrad N. Jor dan, who was confirmed treasurer of the United States the other day. is one of the ablest Officials that has ever had the poM of treasurer. For the first time almost since the office has been created the opinion of the treasurer is of value and Importance. Mr. Jordan is a man in the neighborhood of 60 years of age. He is tall, broad-shoul dered, deep-chested, with the elastic step of a New York business man. lie is in per fect health, and has a capacity for work which is simply phenomenal, lie is one of the best-looking men in the public service. He has a large, strongly developed charac ter head, high forehead, clear, blue eyes, an aquiline nose, and a firm clean lined chin. His thick iron gray hair sets oft" his fresh color. II« is very alert i and aggressive, and has great courage in I assuming responsibility when necessary. I He is one of the most thorough of financial experts, and has a greater command of financial information of an accurate and 11- formed character than any man in the service of the government He is very much relied upon by the president and the secretary of the treasury. He is Mr. Man- Ding's RIGHT-HAND MAN in all matters of Importance. O When the president was writing his message Mr. Jor dan was as often consulted as the secretary of the treasury. Mr. .lonian has a wife I and six children, and is at present keeping house upon Sixteenth street, at the corner of 1 J street, about half a mile straight away from the White house. Mr. Jordan's ab sence in New York has made bun greatly missed at the treasury. Doubtless, if Mr. Jordan had his choice he would prefer to remain in New York in charge of the sub-< treasury, but the administration needs him here, and he has patriotically consented to nerve for a time at about half the salary be could get from almost any financial institu tion in New York. He was appointed in the first place without his knowledge. He was in the interior of New York state at the time. A messenger had to be sent out from Washington to find bun, to learn whether he would accept or not. After he was appointed he came here at the personal request of the president and Mr. Manning. He will be of the greatest possible service during the winter in presenting the admin istration's financial policy before the finan cial committees of congress. INTERSTATE MERGE. Summary of Hie Senate Anti-Din crimination Bill Reported. . Washington, Jan. 18.— The following is a brief synopsis of the bill to regulate commerce reported from the senate select committee upon interstate railroad trans portation to-day by Senator Culloin. After specifying the classes of carriers, or, rather the kinds of traffic to which the regulations are to apply and declaring that all charges made by such carriers shall be reasonable, the preliminary sections aim to prohibit every variety of unjust discrimination, to prescribe adequate penalties therefor, and to prescribe for the enforcement in the courts of the United states. These sections include the requirement that all carriers shall afford reasonable facilities for the in terchange of traffic with connecting lines and the prohibition of a greater charge for a shorter than for a longer dis tance, except when it be affirmatively established by the carrier that such charge does not constitute an unjust discrimina tion. Another section requires all carriers. subject to the provisions of the proposed act. to file their tariffs and classifications with the inter-state commerce commission, and provides that they shall be posted or otherwise published, but leaves to be de termined by the commission the manner of publication, and the place at and when such rates shall be published. 'Provision is made for enforcing the requirements of the com mission in these respects through the courts, and for the maintenance of the rates that may be thus published. Provision ris also made for the appointment by the president of five commissioners, to be confirmed by the senate, and several sections are devoted to prescribing the duties of the commission ers and the manner in which complaints are to be treated. The report of the select committee to ac company the Cullom bill forms a printed volume of 210 pages. It says the OUTLOOK IS NOT GOOD for the United L*»ites to ship breadstuffs In unlimited quantities throughout the civil ized world, and the principal markets both for bread and meat must henceforth be sought at home. It concludes that national legislation is alone competent to deal with the discrimination question, and that the railroads, if left alone, can not be expected to decide tho problem iv any other than a SOCIETY selfish and partial way. The subject of competition between waterways and rail- : roads is discussed briefly and the conclu- ; sion is reached that waterways are most effective regulators of railway charges, and the emancipation of the water is a national necessity. The improvement of the Missis sippi and its tributaries is briefly alluded to and warmly indorsed. Of the Hennepin oanal the committee says the commerce of the nation would derive fresh and continued advantages from the construction of the canal. "Cheap transportation between CHICAGO AND TUT. SEABOAHDS," the report says is insured by the line of free water communication open through j the great lakes. The Erie canal and the Hudson method have been suggested by which the controlling influence of that water competition could be extended over so wide, populous and productive a terri- : tory at so moderate an excuse as by the construction of this short canal of seventy four miles, which would give to the people of the upper .Mississippi states direct water transit connection with all states of the At lantic seaboard and with Europe. The necessity of this improvement is made more urgent by the high and oppressive rates of freight prevailing between the grain-producing states of the Northwest ' and Chicago, as compared with the charges between that point and the Atlantic coast By the construction of this canal these charges would be materially reduced and the grain-producing states would be given that cheap transit which has now become necessary to enable them to successfully ice their products in a foreign market The commissioners first appointed are to continue in office for the term 2. 3, 4, 5 and C years respectively, beginning the first day of July next, not more than three of whom j shall be appointed from the same political party. ''he salary of each commissioner is to be 37.500 per annum. •amra the m:.\ators. The likhrrlek Qu<-klion and Silver Occupy ttie Time of Hi.- Ion!-. Washington, Jan. 18. — Mr. Sherman resumed the chair to-day. Petitions were presented from tho Oregon legislature for the improving of the Columbia river. Mr. Culloin. from the committee on freight and passenger rates, reported an Interstate com merce bill, which was, at his request, re ferred back to the committee, which was continued. The testimony taken before the committee was ordereu printed. Mr. In galls offered a resolution directing the secre tary of the treasury to inform the senate what portion of the 10,000,000 United States bonds called for payment Feb. 1 were held by national hanks. Some discus sion, participated in by Senators Edmunds, Cockrcll and In galls, arose over this reso lution, EDMUNDS nUMOROUSLT holding that congress had no right to ask information from the executive department The resolution went over on request of Senator Morrill. Mr. Frye offered a reso lution relating to the fisheries. The pre amble recites that under the Washington treaty this country has lost in live years $11, 500.000, the Canadian fishing licet has largely increased and the American corre spondingly decreased, and that therefore the commission proposed for the settle ment of the fisheries question ought not be provided by congress. Mr. F-dmunds said it seemed that the president without the consent of the senate, had entered into ar rangements which gave the Canadians greater privileges than were accorded by any existing laws, and Americans were ac corded reciprocal rights. nmra WATERS. It was a grave question whether, without violation of the constitution, the president could make such arrangements. -Mr. Mor gan said it would have been harmful to stop the fisheries in the Middle of the season. Senators Hoar and Dawns thought that the fishermen did not regard the arrangement* as made in their interest nor that there had been any emergency requiring sudden ac tion. Senator Frye then attacked the ad ministration for yielding to the desires of Great Britain and for not rendering tho government self-assertive. Mr. Morgan defended the course of the administration. The resolution went over until to-morrow. Mr. Conger gave notice that be would speak on this question and Mr. Teller that he would speak on in:: SILVEB QUESTION. Mr. Harrison offered a resolution to ad mit G. c. Moody of Dakota to the floor of the senate during the session, but Mr. Cock rell objected and the resolution went over. Mr. Harrison also presented petitions from citizens of Montana, praying for the admis sion of that territory, and also ■ bill pro viding tor such admission, and gave notice that on Friday he would call up the Dakota bill. Mr. Bust is then addressed the senate onthe silver question. lie accused the ex ecutive department of discriminating against the people and in favor of the bond holders, and of not giving coinage a fair trial. The judicial salary bill was then taken up and passed. It will give the United States district judges 15.000 ■ year. The bill providing fortliß presidential count was lien taken up. but the senate went into executive session and soon adjourned. IN THE HOUSE: Nearly Six Hundred Bills of Varied In I erf si Introduced. Mr. Carlisle being absent, Mr. Springer occupied the chair. Under the call of states, numerous bills and resolutions were introduced and referred. By Mr. Cannon of Illinois, to extend the benefit of the pen sion laws to worthy applicants, who, under existing laws are unable to connect their disability with the service. By Mr. Hep burn of low. i. to create a board of commis sioners of Inter-state commerce. By Mr. Breckenridge of Kentucky, to assign army officers as attaches of foreign legations. : By Mr. Walford of Kentucky, granting a pension to Mrs. Meikleham, only surviving prand-daughter of Thomas Jefferson. By Mr. Willis of Kentucky, granting pensions to the survivors of the MEXICAN AND INDIAN WARS. Mr. Wadsworth of Kentucky offered a res olution that it is the duty of the president to use all means in his power to maintain the equality of all existing dollars with the gold dollar, and that he had hitherto en deavored to perform that duty; referred to the committee on coinage, weights and measures. By Mr. "Davis, conferring the rank of colonel on Lieut. A. W. Cireely. i By Mr. Maybury of Michigan, to establish a commission of Alabama claims. By Mr. Hiscock of New York, to repeal all in ternal revenue taxes on domestic tobacco. By Mr. Henderson of North Carolina, to proscribe a tenure of oflice for persons era ployed in the civil service, and to apportion appointments among congressmen on the basis of population. By Mr. Herman of Oregon, declaring :. .'• j. FORFEITED CERTAIN LANDS granted to the Northern Pacific railway. By Mr. Toole of Montana, for the admis sion of Montana as a state. By Mr. Joseph of New Mexico, defining the powers of the commissioner of the general land office. There were 590 bills introduced under the call. On motion of Mr. Hopkins of Illinois, the 2Sth inst. was designated for delivering eulogies upon the late Reuben Ellwood of Illinois. Mr. Nelson of Minnesota, from the committee on Indian affairs, reported a bill authorizing the use of certain unex pended balances for the relief of the North ern Cheyenne Indians of Montana. The house then went into committee of the whole and soon adjourned. Wakhinirton Waifs. The Issue of standard silver dollars from the mints during: the week ended Jan. 16 was $105,499. The issue during tho correspond iuK period of last year was $136,VUS. The shipment of fractional silver coin since Jan. 1 amounts to $102,620. The secretary of the navy this morning 1 re ceived a cablegram from Admiral Franklin, coinmandluj* the European squadron, Matin* that Commander Hay ward died at Alexandria, Ejypt, on Saturday of typhoid fever. ST. PAUL, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 19. 1886 0 SLY LORD SALISBURY/ Gladstone's Opponent Will Turn the ! Tables on Him by Granting Self- GoVernment to Ireland. What the Queen Will Say in Her Speech V". to Parliament About the Irish Question. Twenty Hfivariaiis Cremated In a Haystack Where They had Taken Itei use. Loyalists Opposed to Home Itule-* Edltor Stead leased From Prison* A Flank slovenient on Gladstone. Si>ecial to the Globe. Lo.vdo.v, Jan. IS. — The Boston Globe's representative has cabled to-night as fol lows: Humors are current this evening of an important change in the form of govern ment of Ireland under the crown. While strict reticence is attempted to be main- i tamed by government officials enough has | leaked out to warrant a prophecy that Lord Salisbury is preparing for a flank move ment on Mr. Gladstone's plan of attack and one that i-> likely to have a very demoraliz ing effect on the Liberal forces. An at tache of the colonial secretary's oflice said this evening when asked if cc felt th« liberty to arhrui or deny certain rumors as to the nature of the change above referred to: "I understand there have been discussions in high places as to the advisa bility of Conceding the manifest wish of the Irish people for some modification of the system which, under the name of 'castle J rule.' has become obnoxious to the great majority OP IltKUXlt's PEOPLE. While it would be manifestly improper for me to state tat publication any conclu sions which the government may have reached on this point, I think it will not ':*.• violating any confidence, inasmuch as all tin: facts will probably be well known to the public to-morrow, to say the discus sions have turned upon the question whether the Irish people would not be bet ter suited and just as well governed if they were acceded to a certain extent a govern ment similar in form to that of the colonial dependencies." The gentleman declined to state more definitely than this what was in contemplation and asked to be excused from answering the direct question whether it was or not proposed to make the govern ment for Ireland aualagous to that existing in Canada or Australia. He stated, how ever, that in case the arrangement was consummated according to the plan which seemed at present to have found favor with those in authority, the executive part of the administration of Irish affairs would be in trusted to A WELL-KNOWN* MII.ITAHT OFFICER toward whom the Irish had every reason to entertain feelings of genuine regard. While it is still uncertain whether Karl Carnar von's resignation as lord lieutenant has been accepted, the above statement ) seem to favor the supposition that it has. and ill any event it it known that Carnarvon is anxious to withdraw from the position. The rumors and apparently well-founded statements which are current in political circles to-niirht, and of which the BoftpJO* ing is the most trustworthy resume obtaina ble, taken in conjunction with an important letter of Karl Bedford threatening a disrup tion of the Liberal party because of Mr. Gladstone's supposed leaving toward home rule, have greatly increased the interest in Irish affairs, and it is felt that Irish politi cal issues arc daily having more and more of a disintegrating effect upon the present make-up of the English parties. • The Press association learns that Lord George Hamilton, first lord of the ad miralty, will succeed to Earl of Carnarvon as lord lieutenant of Ireland. Lord George had an audience with the queen yesterday. What the Queen Will Say. London, Jan. IS. — Tho St. James Ga zette says that the queen's speech to be de livered to parliament on Thursday, will de nounce the National leagre as an unlawful organization and ask parliament to support a bill either tor regulating the league or suppressing it. The members of the present and last ministries have received letters threatening retaliation with dyna mite if the coercion policy in relation to Ireland is resumed. The queen to-day sent her private secre tary to Mr. Gladstone with a letter on the Irish question, It state-* that the govern ment will at the earliest moment introduce a bill in parliament making boycotting a felony, enlarging magistrates' i>owers of summary jurisdiction and otherwise stensrth ening the criminal laws. The introduction of this measure is said to have been decided upon at the cabinet council to-day. The royal speech was drafted at the meeting of the cabinet to-day. Lord Randolph Church- I ill overcame the demand of a section of the cabinet that the whole coercion be renewed. The government will rely upon a division of the Liberals to secure mi pi tort of its Irish proposals. 1.0i.i Salisbury has con | sented to recognize China a-jtiominal suze , rain over Bimnah on the condition that the l'ekin government abandon its claim to tribute from Bunnah and open the Chinese frontier to British traders at 5 per cent, ad valorem duties, except on opium. o i>po<>('d to Home Rule. Belfast, Jan. 13. — A great meeting, under the auspices of the Loyal and Patri otic union, was held here to-day. A reso lution was adopted protesting against the passage by parliament of any measure | granting home rule to Ireland. Many dele ; gates from the north of Ireland were pres : ent. A resolution was adopted declaring unwavering loyalty to the throne, denounc ing separation of Ireland from the union. refusing to recognize an Irish parliament if one should be established, solemnly protest ing against "the pecuniary and immoral practices of the so-called National league," summoning the government to enforce the laws and suppress disloyalty and rebellion, and protect the lives and liberties of the peaceable and industrious subjects of her majesty. A meeting of the tenantry of the Earl of Kingston's estate has been held. It was resolved to memorallze the church commissioners, who are. the mortgagees of the estate, to compel the landlords to con cede a2O per cent, reduction in rents. In the meantime the tenants will prevent fox hunting on the estate, refuse, to pay their rents and appeal to their friends in America lor money to prosecute the campaign against the landlord. Twenty Tramps Cremated. London. Jan. 19. — News has just been received of the burning of an enormous hay stack at* Limbers. Bavaria, which had been used during the cold weather for shelter by vagrants. Only a night or two ago a target number than usual of homeless wanderers hal sought shelter under it. and while all I were asleep it took tire, probably from the ' ashes of a pipe. Twenty dead bodies have : already been taken from the ruins, and it is thought many others have been burned to death. Bismarck's Letter to the Pope. London, Jan. 18. — sensation has been : created by the publication of the letter from Prince Bismarck to the pope, acknowledg ing the receipt of the decoration of the Or : der of Christ, recently conferred on the German chancellor by his holiness. The letter commences by addressing the pope a [ "Sire," and says: "Your kind letter and declaration have greatly gratified myself and the Emperor William." It then goes , I on to state that the pope's last words re ' garding the practice of the works ot peace ■ first suggested to Bismarck the idea of seek , i ing the mediation of his holiness on the j Carolines question, and in deference to hi: faith and nnweafcened confidence in theH pope's elevated views and impartiality heH selected the pope as the arbiter of the divH pate. Germany and Spain haTe no causeH to complain of the terms of the protocol, ■ and the effect of the mediation will be la*t-H ing. Bismarck will not neglect chances t<>H attest his lively gratitude, highest devotionH and deepest respect for his holiness in theH future. The letter Is signed, "Your veryM humble servant, Bismarck." ■ An Opinion on r.njluml r » Action. I Cairo, Jan. IS.— A party of BedouinsH attacked the village at Lakkahraa fourteen ■ miles from this city. A force of rebels isH advancing against the Italian garrison atl Massowah. The following is the sub>taueeM of an Interview the Cairo correspondent of ■ the London Daily Telegraph recently hadH with MoukahUr Pasha, the Turkish >;-.„„.■ missioner: "We talked over the old times ■ of the Turko- Russian war and MoukahtarM Pasha seemed quite delighted to fight hlsH battles over again, but as I approached :!)•-■ Egyptian question he became taciturn. !■ asked him If he thought It was a mistake ■ for the British government to have insisted ■ on the evacuation of Khartoum and the ■ Soudan. •How can 1 answer such a ques- ■ Uonnsthatr* he replied sharply. "TheM whole thing was a mistake. The bom- ■ barument of Alexandria was a mistake; theH landing of the troops was a mistake, and the occupation is a mistake..'' lie would not touch further on the subject" A Girl Buried A lire. Woodstock, Ont.. Jan. 18.— Recently a girl named Collins died, as It was supposed here, very suddenly. A d*y or two ago toe body was exhumed prior to its removal to another burial place.' when the horrible dis covery was made that the girl had been buried alive. Her shroud had been torn into shreds, her knees were drawn up to her chin, one of her arms was twisted un der her head, and her features bore evi dence of dreadful terror. Alexander Sot Satisfied. Constantinople. Jan. is. — Prince Al exander of Bulgaria ha* telegraphed to the porte that Servia has no right to select the place for conducting the negotiations for peace between rvia and Bulgaria. He declares that it Kin:; Milan insists on Bu charest being choseu for the place ho (the prince) ill strongly insist that >» should be selected. Cdttor Stead Released. London, Jan. 13.— Mr. Stead, editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, who In November was sentenced to three months'lmprison ment for his connection with the Eliza Armstrong abduction case, was released from prison to-day. Mr. Stead Is well, and will speak to-night at a meeting of his friends and sympathizers. He will then take a fortnight's holiday. Look* Like War. London, Jan. 18.— war fever is raging in Servia. The government at Bel grade has summoned the second ban aud has ordered another '20.000,000 cartridges, eighteen batteries and several machine guns. Tratli<- between Nix-hand Belgrade has been suspended by the government. This ;ion on the part of the authorities has caused much dissatisfaction among the transportation people. JTlethoilii»t» in '1. \l. o. «'iiy of Mexico. Jan. 18.— The second annual conference of the Methodist Episco pal church, which has been in session for several days in this city, adjourned to-day. Three presiding elders of districts were elected. There were no changes In the res idence of the American missionaries, but several of the native preachers were changed. Bishop Foster starts for New York tomorrow. ,_^_ murder Epidemic in Prance* ■ Paris. Jan. 18. — The present murder epidemic in France is the subject of uni versal comment. The newspapers record eleven murders and five attempts to murder within six days. The Monarchist papers attribute the homicidal mania to the spread of anarchists' ideas. Another American Expelled. Him. ix. Jan. 18. — A German-American citizen named ll aosjessen, the manager of and heir to a flax factory At Norburg. in Sirswi.-h. has been expelled from that town by the government. Foreign 1 l:is»i William Henry Hurll>iirt writes from Lon don to the New Fork Sun that th musses of Germany are petitioning tin- Reichstag in fa or of bl-metallsm, and that they were universally opposed to jrold alone. An attempt was made with dynamite to wreck the house of Police* Magistrate Monroe at Orantreville. Ont. There is no clue to the perpetrators. .Mrae. Nil-«'>n ban signed a contract with Strakosch for a tour of America, beginning in October. It has been ordered that all do?s In London must be muzzled for sixty dnys more. COSTLY COVERTS The Subject of TOuch Warm His. v- - •iou mom Chicago Clergymen. Special to the Globe. Chicago. Jan. What it cost- to make a convert provoked a good deal of discussion in the meeting of the Methodist ' ministers this morning. The Her. Dr. ! Foster, in his paper on Church Benevo lence, said that from the statist.es he had piocured. it had cost 593 a head to make a convert. Ho had no sooner finished the paper than his brother, the Rev. Mr. Cald well. jumped to his feet and took the speaker to task for putting a commercial value on converts. He was followed by Revs. Parkhurst, Field, Holmes, Hitchcock and others, in much the same strain, when the Kcv. Mr. Judkins said his brothers had misinterpreted the meaning of Dr. Foster. The Rev. Mr. Bristol objected very em phatically to converts being COMPARED WITH HOGS and other animals and ■ was sorry such a mention had been made. The Rev. Mr. Fawcett said it didn't make any difference what it cost to make a convert, the Lord kept the books, and He knew aud kept the credits correct. This brought Mr. Bristol to his feet with a statement that he had canvassed the cost of making converts 111 several South side churches, and the cost was SIOO. The laymen, he said, were dis satisfied with the showing, and naturally asked for an accounting. Dr. Fawcett re plied that it was none of the laymen's busi ness, the Lord knew and that was enough. The discussion was kept up for some time, during which the clergymen wandered from the subject. Finally a resolution thanking Postmaster General Vilas for the stand he had taken in the request of Baltimore merchants for Sunday delivery was offered and the lengthy session came to an end. Extensive Estate to be Sold. Huntingdon, Pa.. Jan. 18. — Executions were Issued to-day on several large judg ments against John W. Mumper and his in terest in valuable estates in this county will be sold by the sheriff, Feb. 12. The prop erty consists of about eight thousand acres of land located in Porter and West town ships. On the property are furnaces, flour ing mills, one of the best mines of hema tite ore in the state and a tram railway. Extensive improvements caused the own er's embarrassments. Death of an Aged. Woman. Newport, R. 1., Jan. 18. — Mrs. Anna Maria Greene, the oldest lady in Rhode Island, a daughter-in-law of Gen. Nathan iel Greene of Revolutionary fame, and grand-daughter ot Samuel Ward, colonial i governor of Rhode Island in 1763, died at her home in Middletown yesterday, aged 102 years, 2 months and 9 days. Mrs. j Greene retained her faculties up to the last. WESTERN WATERWAYS Gathering in Washington of Delegates From the Different Cities Interested for a Conference. Harmony and Good Peeling With a Desire to Work Together for tee Common Good. • Ex-ConcresHtiian Dunnell and Two Others Appointed to Labor with the Commltoe. The Conference Listen* to Remark* From Prominent Meii--Hennc pln Canal Meeting. The Waterway* Conference. Special to tbe Globe. Washington, -lan. 18. — Quite a num ber of delegates from the waterway con ventions held at St. Paul, Kansas City and New Orleans during last fall are in the city. Each set of delegates fear* the other, lest congress, in the goodness of it* heart, may appropriate to some one object too much money. The New Orleans people are well aware of the fact that the Missis sippi will, as a matter of course, receive the lion's share of the appropriations. The friends of the Missouri river think none too well of the Hennepin project, and to make matters still worse, the delegations are in the main composed of orators. Most of the gentlemen are loaded down with speeches which they propose to tire indiscriminately at the congressional committee on rivers and harbors. The del egates from the St. I'aul convention met this afternoon. They did nothing beyond inviting all the other friends of waterway improvements to meet them to-night. In the evening about forty delegates from the St. Paul. Kausas City and New Orleans conventions met at the Ebbltt house, The St. Paul delegates EFFECTED AN OKGANIZATION, William Warner of Kansas City presiding. L. B. Kay of Morris,* 111., and Congress man George E. Adams represented KM stato of Illinois: The delegates appointed by the Kansas City convention said they wanted harmony. The people of the entire West were interested in the project, and some course must bo pursued which would not lead to antagonisms and jealousies. All delegations should unit*- their interests, and urge upon congress the necessity of improving tho water ways by the South and West. The St. Paul people ex pressed an opinion that in order to give ad ditional force and effect to the claims of the people of the Northwest the delegation ap pear in a body before the committee on rivers and harbors of the house and senate. Congressman Warner of Kansas desired the various delegations to unite and present the claims of all sectlonsof the West and Sooth west at one time. Congressman Adams said there should be no antagonism between the various delineations, but tin- representa tives of all projects should combine and present A SOLID FKOXT. Senator Ray moved that the delegates from the St. Paul convention join with those appointed by the other organizations and wait upon the congressional committee. This motion gave rise to a little debate, in asmuch as some of the delegates claimed that by virtue of the instructions given by the various conventions which appropriated them no discretion was given in the prem ises. Each delegation was expected to present the claims of the waterways especially considered in the convention. Senator Ray's motion was amended so as to advise the representatives of all conventions to unite with the delegates appointed at St. Paul and wait upon the congressional com mittee. The resolution was unanimously adopted. Ex-Congressman Mark H. Dun nell of Owatonna. Minn., was designated as the spokesman of the St. Paul delegation. Congressman Warner invited the New Or leans and Kansas City delegations to join with them. The Kansas City delegates, through Mr. Miller, said they were ready to co-operate with all who desired the im provement of Western waterways. The New Orleans delegation accepted the Invi tation. The meeting then assumed the nature of a JOINT CONFERENCE, Mr. Warner of Kansas City being made chairman. After some discussion a motion was offered by Mr. Adams to the effect that I committee of three be appointed, one from each delegation, authorized to wait on the congressional committee on liven and harbors and formulate a plan for the pre sentation of the whole subject. John W. Bryant of the New Orleans delegation, W. 11. Miller and Mark 11. Dunnell of Owatonna, Minn., were made mem bers of Hie committee, and the caucus adjourned until to-morrow night. The friends of the Uennepin canal met at the Ebbitt house. Congressmen Henderson, Plumb, Lawler. Dunham, Rowell, Freder icks, Murphy. Lyinau. Wolversand Conger being present. Gen. Henderson was made chairman and Mi. Plumb secretary. They agreed to beud their energies to securing the construction of the Uennepin canal and securing favorable action from the commit tee on canals and rivers. Each member was required to report from time to time to the secretary all information he had ac quired relative to the canal project. The meeting adjourned subject to the call of the chairman. oxv. of the smiths Who i* .Tlanninir's Itiffbt Hand ?lan, and ."Hakes Things I'leaaant. Special to tho OloDe. Washington, Jan. 18.— William E. Smith, the new assistant secretary of the treasury, appears to be the right man in the right place. Ills presence in the de partment is a great relief to the secretary One of Mr. Manning's greatest trials has been the necessity of listening to the argu ments of the congressional and senatorial oQice-seekers. All this Is now turned over to Mr. Smith. He begins at 9 o'clock in the morning with a roomful of statesmen, and from then on until 4 o'clock he sees and talks with as many people as First Assistant Postmaster General Stevenson. These two gentlemen are the buffers of the administration. Both are strong men physically and are thoroughly familiar with politicians and their ways. They know how to listen to their demands without showing signs of weariness, and comprehend to the nicest degree the art of making the smallest amount of patronage possible serve the largest of numbers. Mr. Smith is in the. neighborhood of 40 years of age. He is a blonde with a clean complexion, angular, smooth-shaven features, clear gray eyes, lance book nose, underneath which curls a small brown mustache, hiding the full lipped mouth. His light sandy brown hair is cut short and is quite thin. Ho occupies a large room • LOOKING OUT ON THE POTOMAC, two rooms away from Secretary Manning. who is on the corner looking on the avenue. The room occupied by Mr. Smith was for merly the room of the secretary of the treasury. John Sherman preferred this mom to the corner. The various secretaries have a way of moving their per sonal headquarters about from place to place. Mr. Smith has no anteroom to his office. People come right In without any difficulties being placed in their way. He sits behind a very large desk. Back of him Is an enormous miiror which reflects the en tire room. As Mr. Smith whirls about to talk confidentially with some one of his callers he sweep over his entire list of visit ors and select the next one without out wardly showing any preference. Under ordinary circumstances callers are received in the order of their coming, but senators and members are in this room given tho preference. The senators have been so I snubbed and subdued in the other branches II of the departments by the cabinet officers [I presuming to have hours when they will not see them at all. that they come to Mr. Smith's room with a pleasure that knows no alloy. Here they find the | .\TMOSPHERE OF THE OLD DAYS. The messengers bow to them diffidently, the groundling visitors give way before their august personages, whi!e Mr. Smith pays then that attention and consideration which are so dear to a congressional sense of importance. Yet Mr. Smith can do very little for these gentlemen except receive them pleasantly and Hatter them with his winning ways and gentle mil..-. lie civil service reform law prevents any arbitrary changes, but in so large ■ department aii the treasury, with its outside ntmiUcations, there are many vacancies constantly occur ring. Under the present management of the treasury, where other things are equal. political influence has decidedly it-* weight in advancing an applicant for otliee. nUi Uu>ard\ Hriuin*. v\ v-hi m. i.i\, Jan. 18.— The remains of I Miss Bayard will be taken to Wilmington, I Del., this afternoon for interment. They I will be accompanied by the secret? ry, two I of Mi sons and a few personal friend.-, No I ceremonies will be held in tins city. There I will be no postponement of the state dinner I to be eiven by the president Thursday |l evening in honor of the diplomatic corps on I account of the death of Mis- Bayard. The I president omitted li * — regular afternoon re ception to-day, but will probably consent to receive callers to pay respects again on Wednesday. The resular cabinet meeting will bo held to-morrow as usual. Miss Cleveland will hold a public reception Sat urday afternoon, but will deny bersell to all visitors until that day. I wii V.N..1 \. i).-, . .in. IS.— Tho train bearing the remains of Miss Katherine Bay ard Milled hera this evening. Secretary Bayard, his sons and Senator Grey accom panied the remains to this city. The casket ' was taken to the old Swedu church, where it will remain until the funeral. On the arrival of the corteire at the church the 1 casket was carried in and placed "'i a catv faliiue with tho floral offering* group»*d ■ over and around it. Friends or the de ceased will hold vigil there, to-night. The funeral will take place at \l o'clock to-mor- 1 row afternoon and it is the wish <>f the fam- I ily that it shall be conducted with as little I display a- possible. Tho interment will bo in the family lot in the old graveyard. which dates back certainly to IrtWS ami ' traditionally to the days of Fort Christiuia and the Swedish settlers of Peter Stuyves ant'a tune. Senator* RrroMlac Senftlble. Special to tho Globe. Wasiiixotox, Jan. is.— There are two or three fighting senators among th<- lle publicans and only two or time. These gentlemen are becoming convinced that no point can be made in opposing the presi dent's nominations. The i.»-t two or three executive sessions have demonstrated very clearly that all of the nominations made by the president, with probably few excep tions, will be confirmed. Where eruptions are made they will be upon proved charges Involving private character. All of the talk about calling on the president for informa tion and the various construction* of the tenure of otlices.are merely so much rubbish. They will not stand for a single moment in the way of continuations. There may be some delay, but the result every one now sees. Dakota and Oklahoma. Washington", Jan. IS. — Representa tives Towusheud and Weaver apiieared be fore the house committee on territories this morning and argued in favor of the passage of bills introduced by them for the creation of the territory of Oklohama. Delegate Gilford and Itepresentative Frederick will appear before this committee uext \Vedm*.-> --day In support of their bill relating to the admission of Dakota as a state. EOAH AKKIVI The Chicago I r.i(ii ■• Convention Will Net a Date for a National. Special to the Globe. Chicago, Jan. 13.— Mr. Patrick Kgan of Lincoln, Neb., president of the Irish National League of America, arrived in Chicago this morning, lie was accompan ied by Messrs. John Fitz.jer.ild of Lincoln and John P. Sutton of Quebec, both Ktato delegates of the national committee. it is expected that most of the members of this committee will be here to-morrow after noon and ■ private meeting will bo held «>n Thursday morning for the purpose of ar ranging the I, nary routine and detail business of the league. It is probable that the committee will also detenu. i on some definite date for the great national conven tion, which has been postponed from Jan. 20 on account of Mr. Paruell's inability to attend. A public meeting will bo held Wednesday evening, at which addresses will be delivered by these and other gentle men who are prominently identified with the league. The public meeting will not partake in any way of the character of a convention, bur is called for the purpose of keeping up the energy and activity el the league in Chicago. in an interview to-night Patrick I", man said he would ask the ex ecutive committee at its meeting on Wednesday to relieve him of the duties of president of the league and select .some other man to take his place, He has sent a telegram to London asking Parnell when he can visit America, and expects to receive an answer before Thursday. Iteunlon of Pioneer*. New York, Jan. 18. — The Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of Califor nia banqueted here to-night. The room was placarded with names of some of the best known mining camps and wills the prices at which various articles of every-day use ruled in '49. It was a jolly reunion. Seated at the tables ere Penman Strong. Francis D. Clarke, Joseph S. Spinney. Joseph B. Hill. 11. S. ltandall. Edward K. Anthony. John 11. Welch, Gen. T. W. Sweeney, John 1). Townshend, K. W. CrowelL Col. A. C. J arris, James A. S perry, Joseph MiddlemLss, diaries W. Schumann and Edward C. Kimball. These were pioneers, and besides there were sev eral guests. Letters of regret were read from Gens. Sherman. Sheridan and Han cock, and Lelaud Stanford. A telegram from the California society was read, after which there were songs, speeches and music until late. Feather- Weight sparring. Louisville, Ky., Jan. is.— Tommy Warren of Louisville. 11" pounds, and Arthur Magesty of Bloomington, 111., ISO pounds, fought for the feather-weight championship in a quiet suburb to-night. The terms were 3250 a side, twenty rounds With two-ounce gloves. Marquis of Queens bury rules. The first round was evenly contested. In the second Warren forced the fighting and knocked Magesty around viciously. In the third he knocked Magesty to his knees twice and slugged him so sav agely thai the latter was unable to come to time, and Warren was declared the winner. Labor Trouble* Settled. Pittsbuko, Jan. 18. — The differences between the Edgar Thomson Steel com pany and their employes have been settled and work will be resumed in all depart ments to-morrow. The settlement was effected on the basis of eight hours for a day's labor and three turns per day Instead of two turns of twelve hours each, the men to waive the 10 per cent. in wages demand. The settlement of the strike has occasioned general rejoicing at Braddocks. Capt. W. H. Jones, general superintendent of the Edgar Thomson works, tendered his resig nation this afternoon because of dissatis faction growing out of the strike. WOULD YOU UK! I A SITUATION ( Wk«« Ton Weald t« Tr*«t«d m ! ONE OF THE FAMILY? Try tli« Globi Want Colasca. m;. i I IS THE LAW ANY GOOD? A Point in the New Eailroad Law Which, it ii Said. Cannot Be Pat in t Force. The Milwaukee Stands Out on the Ques tion of Making a free Open Market. Referred by the Commission to the Attorney General, Who Will boon Decide. Rumors That an Extra Session Will lie Asked if lie Goes Against tlie Law. The Milwaukee Stands Out. There is another hitch in the workings of the new railroad law that is b«»thorini? TTT3 — commissioners to a considerable extent and l>oints ire raised that seem to be somewhat ilirtioiiii in their solution, rioiue who have known of the existing differences have gone so far as to say that the principal worth of the law is impaired and that so Ing us it reads a* at present. it is practically useless. They also allirtu that them is a po»i'>l« chance of an extra session to change the law. The portion of tho law that i.> MAXIM) THE li;o| |.| i is th« section that more than all others was designed to remedy the condition of ti: farmers, namely, the one designed to give an open market. The section is the ono reading to the eMM that all railroad cor porations shall allow any person or corpora tion to erect and maintain, at any of its stations, mMm warehouses at an annual rental of si. and shall make necessary side-track connections with these elevators. It is understood that there, was Mime objec tion on the part of the Northern Pacific and Manitoba rued* to complying with this part of the law, but under a little prodding from the railway commissioners they came down gracefully and have allowed such elevators to be built where desired. Where some ap plication* were M vim KOi: i hi- PRIVILEGE along the Milwaukee road the company re fused, holding thai the law did not require them to allow the building of elevators ou their risht of way, but simply at the station, on laud purchased or leased for the pur pose. The. company was interviewed by the commissioners, but arguments were useless, it bciir,' held that as the law was a peual one, with a penalty for violation up among the thousands, it must bo construed strictly according to the letter, au<l that BO wording was Included that compelled auy company to allow outside parties to erect warehouses of any kind upon their right ■■( way. They agreed to furnish sido-traeks to Ml. EUETAXOnS erected on other property as the law re quired, but in some places where for in stance their nu'ht of way through a town or city extended to the line of street, this praty tically shut out all elevators. This started the trouble, and the commissioners were about to bring suit to enforce the law. It was decided i" refer tin- matter to the at torney general for an opinion on the exacf requirements of tho law as it stands la the Statute book.aud the matter has been undej consideration by Gen. Halm for some time. No decision has yet been made public, but it was said yesterday by I -iitli'iiiaii who If pretty well informed on railroad matters al well as law, and who was asked for as oraiM, that the chances were that the isi<»« must bo against the commissioners and con* sequcntly against the usefulness of the sec« linn in creating an open market. It wal aNo said that some of the Manitoba an! Northern Pacific otiicials, after careful study and consultation, knowing that tut point had been raised by the Milwaukee, had been mildly kicking themselves thai they were uot as dose students M thf officials of the Milwaukee road. A coin ference will bo held, to-day probably, b«« tween the attorney general and the railroa/ commissioners, when tho nation will hi ascertained and it. us is rumored, the at torney general decides that the Milwaukee HAS mi. nan of it the commissioners will decide, what if best to be done about it. Commissionci M unlock said yesterday to a <iL<»ii: re porter, in speaking of the matter, that II was too early to say what would lie. done. lie spoke somewhat guardedly, and said there were things that lie was not at liberty to make public. lie seemed somewhat sur prised that so much of the condition of af fairs was known, and pointed out how tho action of the Milwaukee would practically nullify the law if it were sustained. Said he: "The Milwaukee has been the only nail that has raised this point, the others readily ALLOWING SCCir ELEYATOB3 as were desired to bo built upon their prop erty at the stations. We referred the mat ter to the attorney general for mi opinion before we took any step in the matter, for it Is of vital importance, Ii the railroad companies are not required to give on their right of way the privileges of buildin; ele vators, then the intention of the legislature in passing a law intended to create tin open market is not carried out. There are eases, and a considerable number of them, where tho Milwaukee road has right of way to the lino of streets, or of rows of buildings. In the vicinity of it- stations. Either ele vators must Ml built on right of way or at a I.IiKAT DISADVANTAGE, if indeed it is feasible, to build them at all, and further, that Land must be bought for a site prevents the jKissibility of a free and open market, M contemplated by the law. for it practically requires a bonus of the price of the land, or the rental of it. for the privilege of conducting the business. I am not yet ready to say that the spirit of the law could not hi enforced by a procesa at law. ••It it is decided that the law, as it stands, is invalid, what will the commission do?" was asked. "1 am not at liberty to say," replied Mr. Murdock. "until we have had a conference with each other and with TUB ATTORNEY OEVEHAL. "But if you will not publish it, I will tell you something." The commissioner was asked not to give up anything that he did not want to . ■•*•>• in print, and he said: "Then I will not tell you all about it.", "Will the commission think it of sufli clent Importance to ask the governor for art extra session, along m ith other things that it is generally acknowledged should be changed?" asked the reporter. "1 must simply say that 1 cannot tell what we shall do until after we have more light and have consulted together," was the reply. Gov. Ii aboard was also seen and asked If there had been any developments thai would lead him to change ins mind on the >mi:a SESSION QUESTIOX. He replied that there had been nothing and he had no more, thought of calling oue than when he issued the proclamation refus ing one. He said he had not considered that the defects in the grain and warehouse or railroad laws would be thought suQlcient by the commission to lead it to ask for one. "If they should ask for one the request would be given duo consideration?" was asked. "Certainly." he replied. "It would bo considered, though you may say that for anything that I now see there is nothing to call for an extra session."' There was a difference of opinion ex pressed by two or three persons inter viewed as to whether or not the law was valid. One attoniey ■*! he thought it doubtful if land could be taken from the right of way of a railroad company without condemnation proceedings, law or no law. and in the present case he did not think that the law expressly required companies to give up the right of way, and that no court would declare In favor of it It is likely that the commission will coufer with the attorney general to-day, after which their position will be more definitely out lined.