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$1.00 <m am—iPER YEAR.""— VOL. VIII. VICTORIA'S VIEWS. The British Queen Delivers Her Address to Parliament, Urging That Irish Disunion Senti ment Should Be Stifled, And That Organized Intimidation Should Be Suppressed. Abercorn Declares the National League to Be Disloyal. United Ireland Invokes the Aid of Dyna mite and Invincibleism. Salisbury Charges Irish Troubles to Glad stone's Double Purposes. Hadstone Upholds the Union and Counsels Gentleness and Caution. Ux-Congressman Pinerty Says Ireland Will Have Freedom or Pi^ht. Parliament Opened* Special to the Globe. London, Jan. 21. — Wretched London weather spoilt the royal pageant out of doors to-day, but the route from the queen's palace to the house of peers was lined with Sense multitudes of cheering Britons. The jcene inside the upper chamber was glow- Ing with rich lights and colors and pictures and queer costumes. When the queen en tered, surrounded by a glittering escort of princes and princesses, dukes, generals, ami the court, and the native majesty assumed the seat of tiie royal imperial throne, the, black robes hav ing summoned her majesty's faithful com mons, the members of the lower house came trooping behind the serjeant-at-arms and speaker in a noisy body. The usual dignified formalities disposed of. Baron Halesburg, the lord chancellor in the Salis bury cabinet, better known to Amer icans as Sir Hardinge Gibbard, read the queen's speech. Those portions of the speech referring to the preser vation of life and liberty in Ireland wore received with manifestations of irre pressible approbation unusual in so august an assemblage, and the presence of royalty. The countenance of the queen, whose ef forts to preserve an unmoved demeanor must have been apparent to the least ob servant, lighted Dp with an unmistakable Hash of satisfaction at the reading of the coercion paragraph, and the repressed but none the less striking signs of enthusiastic approval stirring throats of stately peers and jeweled ladies. Tin; QUEEN'S speech: Oar relations with other powers continue friendly. Tne differences with Itussia re garding the Afghanistan boundary have been satisfactorily adjusted. Wo trust that the work of tin' Jtusso-Euglish frontier demarca tion commission, already far advanced, may tend to secure the continuance of peace in Central Asia. My own object In the negotia tions which followed the outbreak in .'Custom Koumclia was to permit the inhabitants of that country to have their wishes respected without hiuurauce of Bulgaria's rule.-, while maintaining unimpaired the rights of the sultan. I regret that I have been compelled to declare war against KinjrTheebaw of liur niah, owing to acts of hostility by himself and subjects. Tiie gallantry of the forces under Gen. Prenuergast has rapidly overthrown the Burmese forces, and we nave decided that the most certain method of insuring pence was to be found in the permanent incorporation of Uuruiah with our empire. The negotiations respecting the rights of the French on the coast of Newfoundland have been satis factorily concluded. With Spain also, an agreement has been reached giving: the Brit ish the same coinuieicial rights as the Ger mans in the Caroline islands. Parliament will be asked to adopt certain measures ren dered necessary In the convention relative to international copyright, to which we have agreed. THE MAIN* QUESTION. 1 regret to say that no material improve ment can be noted in tho condition of trade or agriculture. 1 feel the deepest sympathy for tue great number of persons In many avo cations in life who are suffering under a pressure which, I trust, will prove transient. 1 have seen with deep sorrow the renewal since 1 last addressed you of the attempt to excite the people of .Ireland to hostility against the legislative union between that country and i»i eat Britain. lam absolutely opposed to any disturbance of that funda mental law, and in resisting it I am convinced that 1 shall be heartily supported by my par liament and my people. The social, no less than the material condition of that country engages my anxious attention. Although there has been during the last year no marked increase of serious crime, there is in many places a concerted resistance to the enforce ment of legal obligations, and I regret that the practice of organized intimidation con tinues to exist. I have caused every exer tion to be used for the detection and punish ment of these crimes, and no effort will be pared by my government to protect Irish subjects In the exercise of their legal rights and in the enjoyment of individual liberty. If, as my information leads me to apprehend. the existing provisions of the law should prove to bo inadequate to cope with these growing evils, 1 shall look with confidence to your willingness to invest my government with all THE NECESSARY POWERS. Bills will be submitted for transferring: to representative councils in the counties of Great Britain local business which is now transacted by the courts of quarter sessions and other authorities. A measure for the re form of county government in Ireland i- also in preparation. These measures will involve the consideration of the present incidence of local burdens. A bill facilitating the sale of glebe lands in a manner adapted to the wants of the rural population will also be submitted to you. as will also bills for removing the dif ficulties which prevent the easy and cheap transfer Of lands; for ameliorating the dis tressed condition of the poor lo the Western highlands and the islands of Scotland; for the more effectual prevention ol accidents in mines; for extending the powers Of the rail way commission in respect to the regulation of states, and for the codification of tbe crim inal law. I trust that results beneficial the to cause of education may issue from the royal commission which I have appointed tojinquiro into the working of the education acts. The prompt and effective dispatch of the impor tant business which in an ever-growing pro portion falls to you to transact, will. 1 doubt nor. occupy your attention. In these and in all other matters pertaining to your high functions, I earnestly commend you to the keeping and guidance of Almighty God. IX THK HOUSE OK I.OKDS the Duke of Abercom moved the address in reply to the speech from the throne. He spoke of the grave responsibilities of tfaoee who directed the affairs of the government, and said that one cloud hung over the em pire and that was the state of Ireland. He mentioned a number of duties which the government must perform In relation to that country, among which were the niain teimnce oitlie union, the suppression of persecutions, of which he said the National league was guilty and the defense of the loyal Irish minority. He said no statesman, whatever he might be, would sacrilice the interests of the country. The Earl of Scarborough seconded the motion of the Duke of Abercorn. Bad Granville con gratulated Lord Salisbury, the prime min ister, on his possession of two supporters. In the house of commons Mr. Connolly, Nationalist member lor Longford, gave no tice that he would ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the Insli land act. This an nouncement was received l>y loud cheers from the home-rule members. United Ire land, in an article entitled Breakers Ahead, says: The suppression of the National lcapue will inevitably lead to a conspiracy. In- Vificiblci&m and dynamite will replace the | " '^S £ ~Z^~ * O**V»> ><^-<^Jk.^»«M.^w/^^^ — * league's open methods, for which the gov-" eminent win bo answerable. United Ireland then warns Lord Salis bury to beware and exhorts the Nationalists to prepare for action. lori> minim. in a speech outlining the policy of the gov ernment, s;tid that German] had given as surances that she did not intend to annex Samoa. With regard to Banna lie said it would be better to await the arrival of papers from Lord Dufferin before making any statement. The government mi using its influence to prevent any Important breach in international laws. On this he said he felt strongly, because it had been reported that be bad riven encouragement to Greece. This statement he emphatically denounced as untrue, and declared that England above all desired peace in the East. Inferring to Ireland, the prime minister said the eminent had refrained from re newing the crimes act. because there had been a prospect of returning order in that country. The experiment had failed, al though every chance had been given to make it succeed. Nothing, he said, could exceed the patience of the Earl of Carnar von in carrying out his mission of peace. The disease, said Lord Salisbury, existed in Westminster and not in Ireland, and the government must try to stamp it out here. The words of Mr. Gladstone he declared were answerable for many Irish evils. Mr. Gladstone had not spoken, lie said, with sufficient firmness concerning the integrity of the empire. The prime minister's speech was received with cheers. Mr. GLADSTONE said that the conduct of Lord Salisbury in the lioumelian matter was honorable to him and worthy of his name, and was a credit to England. The opposition would render Lord Salisbury every assistance and grant him every indulgence in connection with the settlement of the. Roumelian and Bur mese questions. In regard to Ireland, Mr. Gladstone said he wished the queen's speech had been more explicit, lie was convinced that only gentle and conciliator}' handling of the Irish question would be effectual. He bad always striven to eliminate the ele ments of wrath and passion in discussing Ireland. The exercise of candor and jus tice could alone afford the smallest hope of solving the difficulty. "Whatever." be continued, "it may l>e neo. essury to do for Ireland should be dono promptly. In the liiuii<- of heaven, let us maintain the Union. Wo have been main taining it for COO years. Let M not BOW de viate from the path of pood temper and self cominand, but, forgetful of all prejudice, let us strive to do justice to the great, gigantic interests committed to our charge. [Loud cheers. J .Mr. Gladstone spoke for an hour and twenty minutes, and was greatly applauded throughout 818 MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH, chancellor of the exchequer, thanked Mr. Gladstone for his kindly words. lie chal lenged the opposition to come to a decision in regard to their attitude toward the unity of the empire. 11 they disagreed with the government, he said, let them move an amendment to the address in reply to the queens speech. If they agreed with the government they should declare so. If the majority of the house so wished the present government would remain in ollicc He humbly and earnestly asked all members, to whatever party they belonged, to sup port the government, in older to enable it to conduct the affairs Of the country. [Cheers.] The debate left the impression that both parties are anxious to conciliate the I'arneilites. and have no desire to en force strong coercive measures. At the same time it is believed there is no chance of either Conservatives or Liberals propos ing at this session . any home-rule measure likely to satisfy the Irish. The tenor of Mr. Parnell's speech gave evidence of rap prochement with Mr. Gladstone, and of abandoning the hope of an alliance with the Conservatives. . It is expected the do bate will continue all next week. vin i«.< THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE. Mr. Gladstone said that in seeking a re-election he was mainly guided by a wish to proceed with proposals in regard to both the legislative and the social position of Ireland. Only the government, however, was able to act in such a matter. He believed it would be mischievous to do so. Ho did not intend to introduce proposals of his own, but be would reserve his opinion. He would also reserve his decision whether to alter or to add to the proposals embodied in his election manifesto. He pleaded for a patient hearing of the opinions of the Irish Nationalists. Sir Michael Hicks- Beach said that it was boy cotting, not Agrarian crimes, that had increased in Ireland. The chief secretary for Ireland would consider whether the ordinary powers were sufficient, or whether special powers would be needed BO suppress boycotting. Mr. Paruell said that he had always believed that if the principle were admitted that Ireland was entitled to some form of self-government, the settlement of the details would not be found a formidable task, and that there would be no great difficulty in securing the empire against separation. He. himself, although a Pro testant feared no danger to the minority in Ireland from the Catho lics. The whole question was one of reasonable or exhorbttant rents. He denied that the National league encour aged boycotting. The Nationalist mem bers, on seeing the manifest desire of En gland to weigh the Irish question calmly, had resolved that no extravagance of word or action on their part should mar the first fair chance Ireland ever had. Neither Liberals nor Parnellites appearing to be in clined to challenge the government Lord Randolph Churchill, secretary of state for India, proposed that the debate he ad journed. He wished the house to clearly understand, however, that :t would be im possible for the present government ever to sanction an Irish parliament He added that the government would be prepared, when the proper time arrived, with a scheme to improve local government in Ire land. SEEN FROM AMERICA. The View* of Patrick Egan and Ex* t'aiiKrc**>iuun Fiuerty. Chicago, Jan. 21. — Patrick Egan, presi dent of the Irish National league, was in terviewed this afternoon regarding that portion of the queen's speech which touches upon the Irish question. "Pronunciamentos of that kind," ho said, "mean nothing. it is always tho rule la royal speeches to utilize lau>rua?e that will conceal ideas rather than express them. . Her majesty says nothinjr new. We all know of her dislike to home rule movements. Tne situation is such that, uo matter what sin inav say, parliament will be compelled to deal with the borne rule question and jrrant it to Ireland. Her reference to coercion is alsO vague, and will not lead to any material re sults in Ireland. Prom experience we know that proaunclamentos of that kind precede surrender. We know that this, our national movement, upholds the key to the position, and we are all quito conlldcnt as to the result." "Under this menace," said ex-Congressman John Finerty after the queen's speech, "the Irish people must make up their minds to meet the crisis with the courasro displayed by American colonists in dcaiing with the queen's grandfather, George HI. The queen of England baa a personal QBCDOI AGAINST IRELAND because Dul.lin refined a site lor a statue of her busbund, the late Prince Alt>ert. who once said of Irish that they oujrtat to live oe anaa, and deserved no more- Ijiualhj tban Poles. The speech seals the fate of ttie Sa!N bury ministry, and then should Mr. Glad stone, on return ing to power, refuse to meet Mat deiuuuds in v fuir spirit, ikj course will be left to Irvlund to obtain hor rights but to reaorl to first principle — in other words, she v. ill be compelled to make physical sacrifices that have beea made by u,l other people in hinnlur circumstances. Whatever method it will be is simply v question of national re sources. If she cannot meot England inside the rules of war, she will nu-.-t her outside of these rules, and she cuunot be blamed if the increasiujr brutality of ■aataai forces her to adopt a system of warfare not laid down in English military text-books, but which are nevertheless always practiced by English armies when they iuvadethe domains of weak antagonists." ST. PAUL, FRIDAY MORXIXG, JANUARY 22, ISSG. A CHAMBER OF DEATH. Thirty-seven Workmen Believed to Have Perished in a Mine Explosion in West Virginia. All of Them Thought to Have Been Instantly Suffocated—Heart rending Scenes. Rain, Snow and Wind Do Immense Damage in the Land to the West of the Rockies. A Hurricane Blowing Eighty-two Miles An Hour Scatters San Francisco Roofs Promiscuously. A mine Horror. Special to the Glooe. Guaptox. W. Va., Jan. 21.— The most disastrous mine explosion ever known in the annals of West Virginia mining occurred at Newburg this aften»»on. in the shaft of the Newburg Orrel Coal company at that point. The shaft is 353 feet deep, at the bottom of which thirty-seven miners — men and boys — were at work in the different gangways and chambers. At 2:45 p. in., without a moment's warning, a terrific explosion oc curred, dealing death and destruction in its vicinity. The shock of the explosion was felt throughout the villain?, and at once created a panic among itscitizens,espeeially among those who had relatives employed in the mine. A large crowd of people quickly gathered around the mouth ot the shaft, all anxious to succor the entombed men. Several attempts were made to descend be fore a successful entrance could be made. Finally Mr. Kiley Mete, accompanied by two other miners, entered the shaft and reached the heading, in which the explo sion took place, but were prevented from going further by the debris, which choked up the little drift. They were unable to discover anything but the shattered tim bers of the mine which wero strewn in every direction. Several subsequent at tempts were fruitless owing to the preva lence of black damp, which precluded the possibility of working in the mine. The following are the lines of the unfortunate persons, whose fate is not known, and can only be surmised: Till VICTIMS. DANIEL MILLER, and his bon. J. U. MIL LKB, seed 15; MIKE CLARK and MIKE KIXNKV. miners, unmarried; WILLIAM and FRANK LAYMIRE, twin brothers; JOHN COXA WAV. WILLIAM SANiiSUEKUY, A. WEiK, JOHN TIMMONS andhis 6OD, aged 12 : J. S. I.AMUI.IU', CLINTON ALBRIGHT, CHARLES TCXLEV, RICHARD IIURTLEY, bis sou, three step sons and m in law; JOHN BEYERS, PETER HANDLEV. WEAVER BROS, (two), NEWTON MOORE, FRANK MOON. JAMES SPENCER, ANDREW SCO IT, JACK EDWARDS, AUiHI It OU D EN, ALBERT WILLIAMS, GEORGE J. HIGGLES, ADAM POBTKBY, JOHN CARROLL, . JAMES aruOWAN, JACK CAMAY, WILLIAM G. MILTON. "' It is feared that all of them were In ! stantly killed or suffocated. Efforts are j being made to-night to reach them, but it i is teared they cannot be reached before to morrow or later. The scenes about the shaft and throughout the town in the homes of the imprisoned miners are heartrending. It is the general opinion among exj»erieneed miners that none of the men in the mine could have survived such a terrible explo sion, and that they are all dead. There are few who are hoping against hope that some of them may still be alive and may be rescued. STOKn-SIVEI'T COAST. Great Damage on the Pacific Front Wind and Minn. Sax Fkaxcisco, Jan. 21.— One of the severest storms that ever occurred on this coast began Suuday and reached its height shortly after noon to-day. It extended from the northern boundary of Washington territory to the southern boundary of Call fornia, and from the Rocky mountains to the Paciiie ocean. An almost continuous fall of snow and rain was accompanied by wind, which from live miles an hour grad ually increased until about 1:30 this alter noon, when it blew a hurricane, eighty-two miles per hour. The storm was predicted by the signal service and a cautionary stoiiu signal was displayed by order of Lieut. filansford. from the flagstaff of the Merchants' Exchange building. Due to this timely notice, many vessels postponed their departure from here and thus escaped the dangers of the storm. Although the bay inside the harbor was very rough, and passengers on ferryboats were made sea .sick. Shipping suffered no damage. Con siderable damage, however, was done j throughout the city by wind and rain. IfTMTiri RBl VNROOKKI», sheds, fences, trees, awnings, signs and church spires and numerous smokestacks were blown down: huge plate windows were blown in. basements fl<»od«-d and sew ers broken. Cars were lifted lrom the track and covered wagons caught up. No lees of life has been reported. About l::;o. when the wind was at its height, the west wall of the Mechanics' pavilion was blown in. and a few minutes later about eighty net of its reef was carried across the street and diinuiued the buildings on the op posite side. The damajm done the pa vilion amounts to several thousand dollars. One of the most unfortunate disasters caused by the storm was the collapse of the two-story building, corner Mission and Thirtieth BUeeU. At the time of the acci dent. Mrs. Annie Humbert, Mrs. Coyle and John Cairoil were in the building. The latter rushed from the building in time to harm, hut both women were buried under the faliiiii: building and were severely, Bnrhlfll fatally injured about the head. The most serious result of the storm was to cut off San Francisco entirely for the Kllt<T TIME IX ITS HISTORY from telegraphic communication with the outside world. Wires began going down yesterday one after another until the final | break occurred about 12:30 this afternoon, ; and for a short time the city wires were rendered entirely useless. Plenty of men are now engaged repairing lines, but up to this lime, midnight id Jan. 20, no connection with the outside has been made. This dis patch is sent from here by mail to Sacra mento by courtesy of the Western Union Telegraph company, whence it will be for- I warded to its destination. Washouts have I occurred on the Southern Pacific road at •several jdat-es between Moiave and Yuina, which art; nc:t serious, and which will be re paired in three- or four days at the longest. i Exact information cannot be obtained. Little or M delay lias occurred on the Cen tral I'aciiic railroad, although a heavy snow fall occurred between Trnekee, Cal., and Ili-no. Nev. No information as to the datn ase sustained by shipping alone the coast and by other jwrtions «,f the country has been received, owing to the isolation from a lack of wire communication. Death in nn Avalanrhf. A-pex. Col., Jan. 21.— Freighters who arrived at Aspen to-day state that twenty seven snow slides occurred in the neighbor hood of Moroo pass during the past three days. Tuesday a Dartv of men witli eizhteen mules startM frf>tn Ashton tocl«*»r out thf pass, since which n«ithin»j has been heard of them till this at "moon, when the news was broueht here mat an avalanche three days aeo had buried the men and mules at the mouth ••t the canon. Two Haskins boys. Marion Stewart and Charles Weller rescued themselves, their clothing torn from th»ir bodies and terribly bruised. After a night's struggling in the snow they reached Speller's cabiu and gave the alarm. A party started to the scene immediately and suc ceeded in rescuine twelve of the eighteen mules, but at noon to-day had not found the remains of the men. The victims are Al bert Stouher. Ira HalL James Huneerford. David I'atttnhali and two ottoer* unknown. A -ix-mule team and driver went over In dependence pass, between Leadville and Aspen, this afternoon. faJlimr, and sliding nearly a thousand feet Tbe driver was uninjured aud the mules killed. Injured by an Eipletiou. YoiXGSTowN, 0.. Jan. 21. — An explo sion of molten metal in the mills of Brown. Bonnell & Co., at noon to-day, scattered debris in every direction and hurled iron 400 yards away. John Wallace, a black smith, had his hip bone broken and was badly bunted. He will probably die. Two other men were slightly but not seriously burned. Tbe cause of the aVatoafee known. A serious accident also occurred at the Valley mill. Two workmen named Kichard Caddies: and David Porter were engaged In repairing the furnace stack when an archway above them gave way. precipitating a large quantity of debris ami hot brick on their heads. Both men badly bmispd and banied. but their injuries are not believed to be fatal. DiMtlrOllk Miuwtlnli s. Otsat, Col., Jan. Sit— Last night George Boss, mail carrier between Ouray and .Niiverton, got iv after ivery on« had given him up lost aud reported a huge snowsl.de on Dutton mine, «i which four miners were swept a»va\ aid the houses aud new plant of machinery made a total wreck: also a miner on «;emhtee. near the Dotton, as carried away. The Gttpin County Mining company's building and ire all gout. Five feet of new snow has fallen Sunday in the mountain* and the loss of life and property will be ia - Two Falnl Kuowslid*-*. Salt Lakk. Utah, Jan. 21.— The first fatal slowslides in Itati tills* >ear occurred at Park City last night. A small slide not over liJty feet wide camrht a miner i Thorstrom, who was p.u%siDK hist nijrht.and d him under six fit* t . His body was recovered tins afsernoou. This morning another slide higher op the gulch caught an empty cabin on the sid«- <■! the mountain and hurled it down on the cabin ot A. <>. Patterson, Pattersou and wife I | debris aud snow crushed through the roof, hurrying the two people tea feet deep. They were dug out two hours later, both dead. Communication Interrupted. Chicago, Jan. SL — Telegraphic advices from Ogden state that heavy rains have prevailed west of the Rocky mountains since Tuesday, causing such serious wash outs that telegraphic cwnnmn. cation with California has been completely cut off since yesterday morning. Three routes. North ern Central and Southern, which the West ern I'll ion Telegraph company has always had available, were all down wm of Baao, N'er. Thirty miles of wires and poles are down, and the Central Pacific railroad sus tained several bad washouts, which pre vented its sending trains west of lieno last night. Telegraphic communication with Oregon has been nirißtslnqdJrnni the East but lines between Oregon :..id Cali/ornia have been down, preventing dispatches by that route. Burned to a Brown Cratt. Makyville. Mo., Jan. '21.— A horrible accident occurred Tuesday night at the [ residence of William (iaskell, six miles east of Maryville. Mrs. (.Jaskell was called out of the house for a moment, leaving her two children alone, the oldest a boy of '.', She was shortly alarmed by the shrieks of the children, ami upon returning into the house found the eldest child Bpoa the lx-d enveloped in dames. Before she ■ >!ed in putting out the lire nearly one half of the boy's body, from the stomach to the lower part of the thighs. wa< burned to a hard brown crust, and he died soon afterwards. I; is supposed that while lying upon the bed the little fellow set tire to his clothing with a match. Killnl by an Explosion. Indianapolis Iml.. Jan. 21. — AtTerre Haute, lnd., at 9:50 this morning, a terrific boiler explosion occurred at the distillery of Fairbanks & Duneweig. Frank McNellLs ami George O. Herman were killed. Their bodies have been recovered from under a heap of debris, frightfully mangled. Charles Weeker, Michael Ryan. Ri'..-y Evanston, Frank Bryant and Joe Parsons are among the Injured. The entire engine h..u>e is torn down. The damage is not estimated, and the cause of the explosion is unknown. Drowned While SfcallUS. Dawsox, Pa., Jan. 21. — A sad skating accident, resulting in the drowning of two persons, occurred near here last night. A party of young folks were enjoying them selves on the Voughiogheny river ice, when a young lady named Riser fell Into an air hole. Her escort, James Marshall, rushed to her rescue, but the ice broke, letting him into the water also, and before succor could reach them, the current swept them under the Ice, and they were both drowned. Their bodies have not been recovered. >evcr-i)j Miff Hope. Wilkesbarbe, Pa.. Jan. 21. — being still believed by the relatives of the en tombed men at the Nantieoke mines that some of them may possibly be alive, it has been decided to sink a six-inch bore hole over the spot where the men, if alive, are supposed to be. so that relief can be given them. It will take about twenty days to sink the hole. Experienced miners beleive that the men have been dead for] fome time, but the hole will be sunk to satisfr the relatives of the buried men. Burned at >en. Boston. Jan. 21. — Information has been received in this city that the ship Frank X. Thayer, 1,592 tons, bound from Manilla to New York with a cargo of hemp, has been burned at sea. The vessel was valued at SCO. 000, the freight at $15,000 and the cargo at $250,000. The loss on the vessel and cargo is probably covered by insurance. Three Darned to Death. BooxF.viLi.E. Mo., Jan. 21. — At 7:30 o'clock this morning a frame tenement in ; Booneville, occupied chiefly by colored peo ple, was destroyed by fire. Anna Reed, colored, and her two children were unable to escape from the burning building, and were burned to death. .^^_^^ . minor nithap*. Fire in St. Joseph, Mo., destroyed property valued at 30,000 The Delaware oil works, at Chester, Pa., were almost entirety burned out. The loss Is 540.000. Tea thousand bales of cotton were burned at the American docks, Staten Island. The loos Is estimated at 50,000. A Serion» Blockade. St. Louis, Jan. 21.— Officials of the postal service here received a dispatch from Pueblo. CoL, this evening stating another heavy snow storm began at Silverton ana in the mountains this afternoon, and that trains were blockaded and mails delayed. It was thought it would be two week* be fore some of the trains could be got out of the snow. DINLD TEE DIPLOMATS The President Boyally Entertains the Bepresentatives of Royalty at the White House. Erratic Senator Van Wyck Seriously Pro poses a Bill for the Punishment of Monometalists. Senator Sherman Tells the Senate Whfre the Krcsidentlal Count Bill Can be Improved. Tbe Ilonse Develops Acrimony Over >ViUo\v»* Pensions-- National Board of Trade. Dined the Foreigners. Special to th^Globe. Washington. Jan. 21.— dinner given by the president at the executive man sion to-night in honor of the diplomatic corps was the most brilliant social event of the present administration. The dresses of the ladies were elaborate and handsome. The Viscountess Das Negueras sat on the right and Mrs. Komero. wife of the Mexican minister, on the left of the presi dent at the table. Miss Cleveland sat op posite and on her right was the Portuguese minister and on her left the Italian minis ter. The other guests were the British minister, the Hawaiian minister, the Peru vian minister, the Russian minister, the Swiss minister, the Belgian minister, the charge d'affaires of Austria, Hungary, the Ottoman minister, the French minister, the Mexican minister, the German minister, the charge d*affain«s of Co«,t;i Uica and Salva dor, the Netherlands minister, the Danish minister, the minister <.i Sweden and Nor way, Col. Cassidy. the Brazilian minister, the Argentine minister, the Japanese min ister, the Venezuelan minister. Mrs. Porter, Baroness De Itajuba. Mrs. l)e Kuterskield, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Fall. Miss West, Miss Love, Mi-., liaaghlla, Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Alley and Mr. IMinout. THE ELECTOUAL VOTES. Senator* Dl*cu»» the Presidential Count Bill at f.cnsth. Waphixotox, Jan. 21.— Mr. Butler In troduced an enabling act in the senate for the admission of Dakota as a whole. Mr. Van Wyck introduced a bill to prevent the demonetization of American coin by certain persons in the United States, maintaining that a conspiracy existed OB the part of capital to demonetise silver. Capital was arraying Itself against the laws and the prosperity of the people, against the Inter ests of the masses and of labor. The bill was laid on the table at Mr. Van Wyck's request. The first bill was that to divide part of the Sioux reservation in Dakota into a separate reservation, and to secure therellnqukhment of the Indian title to the remainder. The bill went over and the electoral count bill came up. Mr. Sherman took the floor and said: When the senate is clearly on one side of party politics, and the house clo<rly on lbs other, now, if »■»(•.-. the matter should be set tle.! on some basis of principle. The only mandatory provision on this subject in the constitution is that tlio returns shall be opened by the presiding 1 officer of the wnate, and that the vol.* shall then be counted. No provision has been made as the settlement of any dispute relating to the legality of the vol. of the electors. All that Is said is that that tho president, in the presence of the sen ate and the house of representatives, shall open the certificates, and the votes Ml U.I. TBKS BE (OINTKH. The objection I havo to this bill under con sideration is that it does not settle a slnglo one of the questions that have arisen In the past or that are likely to ariso in the future. The bill makes a distinction' between the re turns of the votes of elector* from stages here there is one return and the vote from states where there are two returns or papers purporting to be returns. This is distinction without a difference, because, in case of a dispute that may arise, the manufacturing or creating of two returns is the easiest pos sible process by which to present the ques tion involved. If there be but one return then the bill provided that the return shall not be excluded except by the concurrent vote of the two boasts. If the two bouses admit the single return it is held to bo con clusive. If the two house* Hgreo as to proper count, then the vote is counted upon that sin gle return, hut suppose that a single return presents this question. Suppose it appears from evidence on file that some of the elect ors claiming to to elected from a disputed state were ineligible, as that they were mem bers of congress, or officers of courts, or offi cers of the United States, and there fore ineligible, for the electoral office, now would that question be determined where the matter In dispute did not fro to the whole electoral ticket, but only to a part of it? Many cases could be mentioned where it would not be rijrht to count the vote of a suite, but even If right to count it. how should it I • counted, and by whom should it be counted where the two houses disagreed? Where the two houses agree, they might be regarded the best Judges, but if they disa greed why give to the opinion of one house BON weight than to the opinion of the other? Why say that IS A CASE OF DISAGREEMENT the votes shall be counted? The bill provided that, in case there is a division of opinion between the two houses, the vote shall be. counted. But what vote? The whole vote or part of the vote? I can see that, if both houses agree to reject the vote, it is as pood evidence a- wo could have that it ought to bo rejected; but even that is a very dan gerous power. That allows congress, which had not been armed with any constitutional power, however, over th" electoral system, to reject the vote of every elector from every Stats* without proper cause, provided the two houses are in accord on it. Mr. Sherman then offered an amend ment — Striking from the bill the clause allowing either bouse to exclude a vote, and providing that, in case of disagreement between the two houses, the question in dispute shall be sub mitted to a joint convention of both houses, which joint convention shall Immediately, without debate, upon the roll-call of the re spective bouses, vote upon the question or questions upon which there has been such disagreement, and the decision of the major ity of the members of the joint convention present shall be deemed final and conclusive, and the vote shall be counted accordingly and be announced by the president of the senate: that while the two bouses shall be In meeting as provided in this act, the president of the senate shall have power to preserve order, and no debates shall be allowed and no question shall be put by the presiding officer except to either house, on a motion to withdraw, and upon questions upon which the two bouse have disagreed as aforesaid. Mr.Edmunds strongly opposed the amend ment, and Mr. Evarts favored it as offering an opportunity fo the senate to overcome the majority of the house by the vote of the united body. The senate then adjourned till Monday. FOR SOLDIERS' WIDOWS. Tbe IIon«« Consider* the Pension Hill Without Definite Action. Washington-. Jan. 21. — The house re sumed the consideration of the bill to in crease the pensions of soldiers' widows. Mr. Reagan said pension bills were not so much for justice to soldiers as for political supremacy — a bid lor the votes of the soldiers. Mr. Funston of Kansas (interrupting) — Wbat right have you to impugn the motives of members in that manner? Mr. Reagan— The gentleman can make his speech when the time comes. He will not Interrupt any more. I come here as the representative of a portion of the American people. 1 come to speak for them, and I do not propose that members on this floor shall challenge my right to express my convictions on great public questions. I do not expect to defeat this proposition, but in the name of my constituent* in the name of the taxpayers of this country, I propose to make a protest against the universal indiscriminate granting of pensions to all men and all women who ask for them. Mr. Dunn of Arkansas, offered an amend ment granting pensions to the survivors of ! the Mexican and Indian wars. An amus ing tilt between Mr. Watson and Mr. Reagan followed. The bill was read by sections for amendment Mr. Warner of Ohio offered one providing that the act should apply only to widows wi. v were MAKBIED KKEORE ITS PASSAGE. Mr. Townshend of Illinois offered an amendment, providing that when an invalid pensioner shall d»* his widow or minor children shall be entitled to an original pen sion without being required to prove the death of the pensioner was due to his mili tary or naval service. Mr. Townshend framed his amendment in a few words. Mr. Cutcheon of Michigan— I favor the amendment, but I deny the right of the ten tleman from Texas (Mr. Kea?an) to impugn the motive and integrity of every gentleman who votes for an increase of pensions to the soldiers of the late war. 1 will not concede the propriety of the gentleman from Texas impugning my motives when I vote to pea sion the widows ot men wdo fell in the smoke and carnage of buttle. I will uot be lectured by the gentleman, and I will vote for any measure I wish without asking the gentle man's permission. Mr. Iteagan— l hope the gentleman feels better. Mr. Townshend's amendment was re jected, 103 to 115, and Mr. Warner's 105 to 12(5. An amendment by Mr. Lowden of Pennsylvania was adopted, making it a mis demeanor for any person to receive any money for the prosecution of any claim arising under the act. Mr. Browne of Indi ana offered an amendment repealing the limitation on the arrears of pensions act Mr. Uogers of Arkansas said the amend ment contained the substance of a bill pending before the house. In order to en able the matter to be looked into still fur ther the house adjourned. OIK (II'HIIKIUI INTERESTS. The National Board of Trade On Reciprocity and Other matter*. Washington*. Jan. ( 2L — national board of trade to-day took up the subject of reciprocity treaties with the cane-sugar growing countries of the world, and after debate adopted the following: Resolved, That we favor reciprocity treaties with the dominion of Canada and the repub lics of Mexico and San Doming... provided that they be truly reciprocal in their provis ions. The following resolution was also adopted: Whereas, Tho supreme court of tho United States has declared unconstitutional the laws of the several states and territories under which taxes or licenses are Imposed on com mercial travelers from one i-tute or territory to another, and Whereas, Notwithstanding the said de cision till' ■ said states and territories con tinue to exact or permit the towns or villages within their limits to exact licenses, to arrest and iv other ways to annoy citizens of other states or territories selling goods therein; therefore, . Resolved, That It Is the duty of congress to enact such a law as will preserve the rights contemplated by the constitution among the citizens of the several states and territories. The board then took up the subject of the improvement of the Columbia river and its tributaries from the sea to the head of navigation. Senator Dolph introduced the subject and was followed by ex-Senasor Corbittat BOOM length. In closing he in ; troduced the following: Resolved, By the national board of trade that we recognizo the improvement of the Columbia river and its tributaries, as recom awaited by the engineer department, as a work that commends itself to our judgment as a wiso and judicious measure that should receive liberal appropriation and support from the national government. After a brief debate the resolution was adopted. oTimn resolutions. The chair here announced that the ex ecutive council had unanimously selected Mr. Hamilton A. Hill of Boston secretary and treasurer of the national board. The resolution proposed by the New York board of trade and transportation, that the internal revenue tax upon alcohol used in the arts of manufacture should be abolished, I was taken up. discussed at some length, and on being put to a vote was defeated. I The following preamble and resolution were discussed and adopted: Whereas, Our system of drawbacks on manufactured goods allows on some goods but 00 per cent, of the amount of duties nai<i on materials used In their manufacture; therefore. Resolved, That in tho opinion of this board this constitutes an unjust burdon upon American manufactures; that the drawbacks allowed should equal the fluUOl previously paid less the expense of collection. The follow lug resolution, presented by Mr. Speery of New Haven, was debated and Mooted unanimously: Resolved. That the fullest intelligence is requisite to tho preservation of a proper equilibrium between the great industries of the country, and that a dop&rtinent of com merce and industry should be established by the government to gather speedy information from all the main centres of the country touching the great productions into which capital and labor enter. Adjourned till to-morrow. Severe on (>old. Washington', Jan. '21.— Senator Van Wyekt bill to prevent the demonetizing of American coin is as follows: Section 1. Any promissory note, check, draft, bill of exchange, or uny contract or agreement nojatriag the payment of money which stipulates and requires the payment thereof in Rold coin shall bo void. Sec. -. In any prosecution of any such note, check, draft, bill of exchange, or any other contract or payment requiring payment la gold coin in the territory of the United States, or la any federal courts, besides, the ordinary costs charged against plaintiff, the court shall also allot 10 per cent, of the amount to bo entered In Judgment for defend ant as part of the costs to bo paid by plaint iff. Sec. 3. Any person, or the agent or attor ney of any person, who shall de r <nand or re ceive any such note, draft, bill of exchange, or other contract or agreement requiring the payment of money in gold alone, shall bo guilty of a misdemeanor mid punished by a fine of not less than one-half nor more than the full amount mentioned in such promis sory note, draft or bill of exchange, or con tract or agreement. The nrPherion Bill Favored. Washington-, Jan. 21.— The house committee on banking and currency to-day considered the bill introduced by Mr. Wilk ins, and generally known as the McPherson bill of last session, and after prolonged discussion agreed to report It favorably to the house by a vote of 7 to 4. The bill provides that any national bank shall be entitled to receive from the comptroller of the currency circulating notes not exceeding the par value or their bonds deposited to secure circulation. At no time, however, shall the total amount of such circulating notes exceed the actual paid in capital of such national bank association. A minor ity report will be made by Chairman Miller, Messrs. Snyder, Woodburn and Brunim, Just for Fun. Washington-, Jan. 21.— During , the course of some badinage in executive ses sion yesterday, a Democratic senator face tiously expressed a wish that the executive session wight be held with open doors. The wish was echoed by one or two Republi cans. One of the latter formulated it in a resolution, which was offered and laid over under the rules for one day. When the subject was reached in the executive ses sion to-day, the author of the resolution, who is understood to be Gen. Logan, with drew it without debate. Senate Confirmation*. Washington-, Jan. 21. — The senate confirmed the following nominations: Lam bert Tree, minister to Belgium; Charles D. Jacob, minister to Colombia. Washington Waifs. It is probable that the public laws com mittee of the bouse will amend the land laws in regard to the manner of proving land en tries, so as to furnish something better than ex pane statement* of agents in determining the rights of claimants. The judiciary committee of the bouse con lnued yesterday the hearing of arguments favoring the passage of a national bank ruptcy bill. Mr. Tralcy of Philadelphia, pres ident of the national board of tirade, opened with a speech supporting the Lowell bill. C. M. Loriog of Minneapolis also spoke. WEEKLY GLOBE $1.00 —■—PER YEAR. v . l' a A- CRIMINAL TRIFLES. Tha Pitiful Story of an Arkansas Girl Who Had Been Enticed Into a Mock Marriage. An Abortive Attempt to Spirit Away An Ohio Girl to Stifle a Damage Suit. Salvation Army People Scandalized by the Blasphemy of an lii sane Captain. Vandalla, Mo., Citizens Have ■ Ilydiuphobia Panic and Sac rificed their Doss, The Victim of a Conspiracy. Special to the Glooe. Memphis, lean., Jan. 21.— At Little Koek, Ark., on the li inst.. bum Aaaal Charter, the daughter of a machinist, was made the victim of a foul conspiracy, On the date named she ran away from home to marry Joe K. Hrien. who had been en gaged as a bartender at the Capital saloon, at that place. The ceremony has since proved to have been only a mock marriage. oliiien brought the unsuspecting girl to Memphis and took lodgiu-.'s at the lnddy boose. He registered ou the 18th inst. as J. K. Ryan and wife of lexa*. They remained there until last Monday, when O'Brien left for the osten sible purpose of returning to Little Bock and reconciling the Barents of the girl to her marriage. O'Brieu, however, instead of going to Little Hock, took the midnight train on the Memphis & Charleston road fur New York, where he formerly lived. The victim of this dastardly crime is only 19 years old. She is here still and was only uiade aware to-day ot the outrage that had been perpetrated on her. Shi states that at the ceremony which was performed at Little Bock, a man by th« name of Byrne was present. He was the only dersou she recognized, as O'Brien bad requested her to wear a very thick veil, She does not know who assumed the character of minister. Byrne is still in Little Bode, and it wan alter receiving a letter from him that O'Brien so suddenly Mt Memphis. , Kiduappiui; Prevented. Special to the Globe. BUCTBUS, 0.. Jan. 21.— During the past three weeks a woman calling herself Mrs. Strickland has been in this city, ostensibly tor the purpose of selling books. la tho meantime .she had worked herself into tho good graces of Eiunia Fuhrman, who four yean ago was alleged to have been wronged by R. M. Duval. Some months ago S3O,- OOOofDuval's was garnished at Circle ville to await the result of two trials, ask ing damages amounting to tTHltlrlH. Last evening this Mrs. Strickland, Hiss Nannie Carpenter, a lady claiming to bo her daughter, and a Columbus professor suc ceeded in enticing the girl to go with them. A hack was secured and just about as tho parties wen- starting the girl's attorneys appeared on tho scene and forced her to remain. The parties implicated immediately skipped out. Duval's attor neys claim the girl was simply going pri vately to settle the matter with him. The hotelkeeper, hackman, and all concerned, have «lone. their best to keep tho matter quiet, and refused to give any Information, but the facts are becomming known by de grees. A CRAZY SALVATIONIST. iho Unseeml y Conduct of one of tU« Arui > Captains. Special to the Globe. LKvti.i.K, 0., Jan. Sl.— The Salva tion army barracks was again the scene of a disgraceful row last night, and tbo wild est confusion prevailed among the members. The cause of the trouble was th« Orst, and undoubtedly it will be the last, appearance of ex-Caps. Munger. late, an inmate of the Columbus insane asylum, but now of Wash ington Court House. Be opened up the meeting with prayers, and lor about an hour delivered an interesting discourse, when its tenor was changed to that of abuse, which was heaped on members of tho army and outsiders alike. In his speech he re ferred to some of the citizens el Washing ton Court House in the most abusive and shocking language, accusing some or' being thieves, hypocrites and even adulterers. His tirade Of abuse was then directed toward some of the members of the Circleriile corps, which was met with groans and hisses, but all to no purpose. He kept up until the members would stand it no longer, when he was suddenly brought to his senses by someone hallooing, "Hang him.'' Everybody arose from their seats at this, and a number rushed toward the stage, but the police being appraised of the ap pending trouble, were on hand and pre vented bloodshed. Hunger then sought the protection of six police to escort him to the hotel, but was followed to the door of hit lodging by the infuriated crowd, numbering at least 100, a distance of four squares, and a number of stones wen thrown at him. He left town by tho first train out this morning. Wholesale Dos Miootinc Yandalia, Mo., Jan. 21. — This city has been for some time in a state of excitement caused by the presence of mad dogs. Re cently a dog, supposed to be afflicted with the rabies, bit several other dogs, and these still others, until a large number had been bitten. Yesterday all these animals, thirty-seven in all, were brought to the public square and there shot, each by hU own master. To Aid Postal Clerk*. Washington, Jan. 21.— Representative Blount to-day introduced a bill to provide a benefit fund for railroad mail postal clerks. It authorizes the postmaster general to de duct 50 cents per month from the salaries of these employes, which shall bo invested by the secretary of the treasury in United States bonds. From this fund employes disabled through disease or injury may bo paid a sum not to exceed tM a week dur ing the continuance of the disability, or in case of retirement for the same reason may be paid a gross sum. In the event of hli death in the service a gross sum shall be paid to his dependent relatives. New Copyright Hill. Washington, Jan. 21. — The copyright bill introduced by Senator Chace to-day amends the present copyright laws by strik ing out certain references to citizens of the United States, thereby placing foreign and American authors upon an equal footing with respect to the provision of the law. To the authors is reserved the exclusive right of dramatizing their own works. The importation of any copyrighted work is prohibited, and customs oflicers and post masters are instructed to seize and detain copies of such work.; entered at the custom houses or transmitted in the mails of the United States. This provision, however, does not apply to books printed in a foreign language, of which only an English trans lation is copyrighted. Starving Chinese. Yictobia, B. C, Jan. 21.— Distress j among the Chinese is appalling. Many are ' begging, but most of them are stealing and ! hoiise-breakin?. The mayor has informed the Chinese merchants that they must eon ' tribute to the support of their starring; I countryman. Soup kitchens are talked of. The l'tiris chamber of deputies yesterday by--'il ayes to 243 nays voted urgency for M. Kochefort's bill granting amnesty to all polit ical offenders and to the Arabs itnprtbono4 at Marseilles for patriotic action in the Al« fferlau rebellions.