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ST. PAUL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1878.
Meeting ot the Ttou.sc of Representation
At the meeting of the Directoia of the
Chamber of Commeice on Monday, the fol-
lowing resolutions were offered and made tho
special order for .a meeting of the Chamber
at large on Friday evening:
Resolved, That among the measures of finan
cial reform imperatively required to arrest
the further destruction of values, remove the
paralysis of business, and depression of all
departments of labor and productive indus
Fu siThe remonetization of silver and its
restoration to its place in the monetary bjstem
of the country, as intended in the measure now
pending in Congress, known as the Bland bill.
tftiondThe unconditional repeal of the
'HardThe inciease, rather than decrease, of
the issue of treasury notes or greenbacks by
the general government to the end that a sound
and reliable currency, consisting of gold, silver
and United States treasury notes may be pro
vided to such extent as is necessary to develop
and supply the business wants of the country.
rlhe hall of the Honse of Representatives
has been secured, and the meeting will be
held this evening. Hon. Wm. L. Banning,
Hon. John M. Gilman, Hon. I. Donnelly, and
others, will deliver addresses. Remember
the meeting is this (Friday) evening.
WHO is to care
for Andrews and Wash-
THE American Ulysses is sailing among the
islands of the Odyssey.
DON'T put in too many Ramsey county
bills all at once. Give us time to consider.
WINDOM'S now house in Washington is
nearly completed. So say the correspond
Go SLOW on the Paris extravagance. Bet
ter put the money where it will do the most
A NEW YOSK paper inquires, if there is no
hell, where will city politicians go? We give
it up. THE Western Union has advanced tele
graph rates twice within ten days. Such is
BEN BBI&TOW, at last accounts was in New
York. He is the best whisky detective in
the United States.
SENATOB COOKBELL'S speech in favor of
the people's money was a masterly effort
ringing with the true metal.
GEN. E DUO'S communication to tho Pio
neer-Press is said to have omitted several
items of his personal history. Where is N.
J. T. Dana?
BEEOHER says that what the authors of the
Bible meant by '"eternal," "was a vague and
nebulous period of time, and that it was not
used in a sharp scientific sense, but in a
poetic, or rather in a generalizing sense."
Vague and nebulous, we should say so.
THE Democratic caucus of Wisconsin Leg
islature only produced four votes in opposi
tion to the repeal of the Resumption Act,
and the remonetization of silver. The peo
ple of all parties in the West are a unit on
this question, and the sooner Congress moves
on the enemy's ranks, the greater will be the
ONE Quackenbos is on hand with a quack
at Mr. Burt, the State Superintendent of
Public Instruction. Quackenbos represents
the school text book bill, of course, but his
quacking would be more effective if he had
not been "in" with one of the leading houses
which formed the odious school book ring a
few years ago. We fear he has brought his
quacks to the wrong market.
THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR
Many republican newspapers are exercis
ing themselves very much over the question
who will be tjie democratic nominee for
President in 1880. This uneasiness and
anxiety, although natural somewhat, is very
unprofitable. It matters not at all whether
Mr. Tilden or Gen. McClellan, or Senator
Pendleton, or Bayard or Hendricks, or the
"dark horse" be the nominee, he will be
elected. The last republican President, eith
er de facto or dejurc, has been seen in the
There will be no more electoral commis
sions. One national fraud in a century is
enough. The experiment haa quite satisfied
the country. Let those anxious souls pos
sess themselves with patience. In 1881, the
country will return to the Constitution un
der a Democratic President, and the rule of
fraud and carpet bags will be forever ended.l
IIOW IT WILL OPERATE.
We invite special attention to the bill in
troduced by Senator Hall to make the school
text book bill operative. It is as follows:
SECTION 1. As soon as may be after any
county superintendent shall have received from
any district clerk the estimate of the number
of books required for the supply of his dis
trict, as provided by section four of the said
act to which this is supplementary, it
shall be the duty of such county super
intendent to file a true copy thereof,
certified under his hand with the county
auditor of his county, and thereupon such
county auditor shall make out and lodge with
the county treasurer of the county a statement
certifying the total cost of all the books inclu
ded in such estimate of the district clerk at the
prices named in section three of the said act to
which this act is supplementary, with five per
centum added thereto, to meet any expenses
which may be incurred in the transmission of
such books from the contractor to the county
auditor of such county.
SEC. 2. Upon the receipt of any county
treasurer from the county auditor of his coun
ty, of any such statement as is mentioned in
the last preceding section, it shall be the duty
of such county treasurer to retain the total sum
specified therein, out of any moneys belonging
or payable to such school district arising from
taxation then in his hands, or which thereafter
may come to his hands.
SEC. 3.The moneys retained by the county
treasurer in pursuance of the next preceding
section, shall be applied to the re-payment to
the county of the amount paid by it
into the State treasury on account of
the books furnished for the school
district to which the moneys so retained belong
or are payable. In case any portion of the
moneys so retained should remain after the
county shall have been fully repaid, the
amount so paid by it into the State Treasury,
such surplus shall be paid over to the proper
SEC. 4-The County Treasurer of any County
which has heretofore paid, or which may here
after pay into the State treasury in pursuance
of the said act, to which this act is supplemen
tary, any sum of money on account ot books
furnished for any school district, upon any
estimate of the cleik of such district, made
prior to the passage of this act, shall retain out
of any moneys in his hands, or out of the first
moneys thereafter coming into his hands
wising from taxation and belonging or payable
to such school district, the amount so by the
county paid into the State treasury.
S*.o. 5.The moneys received by the clerk of
any school district for books by him sold in
pursuance of the provisions of the said act to
which this act is supplementary, shall be paid
to the treasurer of the same district for the use
and benefit of such district.
SEC. 6.This act shall take effect and be in
force from and after its passage, provided that
the State text-book contractor shall file within
sixty days with the Secretary of State his writ
ten acceptance of the same.
Nothing more than this bill is necessary to
show tho error this State has made by as
suming paternal duties. District Clerks are
to report how many books they think will be
needed, and upon these loose and uncertain
estimates the County Treasurer is to pay
over the money to the State Auditor
who disburses it to the contractors.
The only thing which seems to be certain
about this arrangement is the fact that the
State will buy school books, and the taxpay
ers at large will have to pay for them. How
can the district clerk determine how many
books are needed, and after he has guessed
the amount, what certainty, or even proba
bility, is there that he can collect the pay
In the meantime the money has gone from
the general treasury and, to a great extent,
never will be restored. Every provision of
the law ensures the out-pouring of
tho money, with no certainty of its restora
District Clerks, who give no bonds, and are
oftentimes ignorant and incompetent, as well
as irresponsible, are the men upon whom
rests the responsibility of determining how
many books shall %e bought, and also how
many shall be paid for. If this is the way
the tex-book law is to be made operative, it
will prove the most expensive contract the
State has ever undertaken. Sinbad, with the
Old Man of the Sea upon his shoulders, was
lightly laden in comparison with the fifteen
year job hung upon the neck of Minnesota,
and about to be formally executed.
A RILL THAT SHOULD NOT PASS.
A bill is pending in both houses of the
Legislature which ought not to receive an
affirmative vote. We refer to the bill ap
propriating $25,000 for the purpose of send
ing seven commissioners to the Paris Expo
sition. This State wishes to secure immi
gration, but it has no money to squander on
a junketing tour to Paris. Though we
doubt whether it is advisable to appropriate
anything for this purpose, there might not
be any very serious opposition to an expendi
ture of $5,000 to make a moderate display
of our grain and accompany it with maps
and printed information relative to the State.
Beyond this there is neither sense or reason,
and even that sum can doubtless be more
judiciously expended. The expenditure of
$25,000 is a wild scheme which should not
be entertained for a moment. We have
better ways for using money in these hard
The proper course to pursue would be to
appoint a Board of Immigration Commmis
sioners, composed of the most trustworthy
men in the State, and place whatever sums
the legislature appropriates, in their hands,
to be used as wisdom and prudence would
dictate. Instead of squandering our money
on seven junketing commissioners to Paris,
we should devote it to securing immigration
from the Eastern and Middle States of our
own country. Hundreds of thousands, ow
ing to business vicissitudes, are ready and
anxious to seek new homes, and $25,000
properly expended in our own country
will produce an immigration such as Min
nesota has never seen. We sin
cerely hope this Paris scheme will be prompt
ly stamped out of existence, and that the
$25,000 or some other sum will be devoted
to advance our material interests.
RAJISEY COUNTY POLITICS AND THE
It is a singular comment on the attempt
of Republican Christian statesmen in Ram
sey county to fasten all frauds or attempted
frauds ever committed here in elec
tions, on Democrats (it is a sin
gular comment, we say) that for fifteen years
the Republicans have divided the offices and
taken a share at every election, notwith
standing Ramsey county has a reliable
Democratic majority of one thousand. Who
will or can dispute this? Is not Ramsey
county a Democratic county? See
the vote in every State and
national election, see the vote when W. S.
King was a candidate for Congress, and when
the county was thoroughly canvassed. Now
with a Democratic majority of one thousand,
at least, who is to profit and who has profited
by the so-called frauds? It is charged that
the fraudulent votes were put on the poll list
last fall by Democrats, and yet every Repub
lican county officer, with one or two excep
tions, was elected, and four members of the
Legislature. In preceding years Republicans
have worked with the worst elements of
the Democratic party to hoist into office
their peculiar favorite. They have had the
office of Auditor, Register of Deeds, Judge
ships, Mayor, Aldermen, and now have all.
Verily, frauds did Democrats little good, and
as those who profit by fraud usually are -the
guilty ones, the Republican ring should be
summoned to the bar of justice. The whole
story has not been told. We may have the
remaining chapters after awhile. The re
ceivers of stolen goods are as guilty as the
THE CITY CLERK.
The communication of Capt. O'Connor in
yesterday's GLOBE is outspoken. He de
mands the fullest investigation, and hurls
back the charges of the Grand Jury. The
statement of Mr. O'Connor that the poll lists
of November, 1876, were in the hands of the
judges at the city election, and of the Judges
at the Bond election, particularly, for ten
days respectively, is very significant. Every
one knows that fraudulent votes were cast at
the Bond election, and some know that the
Bond advocates went to the Aldermen to get
certain Judges appointed at particular pre
cincts. Why was this done? What did they
want their own tools for Judges for, unless
it was to vote names fraudulently on the poll
Capt. O'Connor is entitled to a fair and
impartial hearing, and no one should be con
demned without the opportunity of defense.
His friends will rejoice if he shall be able to
clear his character of what has the appear
ance, as he says, of persecution.
A bill is now before the Senate to reduce
the army by retiring all officers at 62 years
of age as is now done in the navy. General
Banning has incorporated this feature in his
"House bill." Both Senate and House bihs
have the approval of military committees in
their respective Houses, and we trust our
delegation will support this much needed
measure of reform. Such legislation as this
will go very far to place the army in an ef
fective condition, and by making retirement
at 62 compulsory, will relieve the President
of much embarrassment. Judging from the
number of letters that are constantly writ
ten on this subject we infer the majority of
army officers are in favor of Gen. Banning's
bill, and they all express gratitude to him
for the good work.
THE action of the Minneapolis Board of
Trade yesterday in regard to St. Paul statis
tics was eminently sensible. That body
practically resolved that it was none of their
business what St. Paul did that they would
present their own figures and rest on their
merits. The fact is this tempest in a tea pot
has been largely created by Mr. Sturtevant,
the Secretary of the Minneapolis Board of
Tiat^g, who being too indolent to do his own
work properly, found it agreeable to his pur
pose to find fault with those who had worked
thoroughly and conscientiously. The Board
of Trade showed =their good sense and sat
down on Mr. Sturtevant very hard.
JUDGE SHERMAN PAGE.
Action of the Honse Judiciary Committee
YesterdayThe Counsel For the Parties
Case Set for the 31stPage Means to Fight
The House Committee on the Judiciary
met at the Capitol yesterday morning at 9
o'clock to hold a preliminary consultation as
to the course to be pursued by them in the
Page impeachment matter. Judge E. C.
Stacey and John A. Lovely, Esq., of Albert
Lea, appeared for Judge Page, and Messrs.
Gilman, Clough & Lane, of this city, for the
Judge Page's attorneys stated to the Com
mittee that their client's character was above
reproach, and that he was willing and anx
ious that the charges against him should be
fully, fairly and thoroughly investigated.
They also asked permission to be
present by counsel and to
examine witnesses, which request
was readily grantedthe committee
passing a resolution that both parties appear
by attorney, and ordering subpoenas to be
issued for witnesses. The case was then
postponed to the 31st, at 7:30 p. m., at which
time the ball will be formally set in motion.
In conversation with a distinguished Sen
ator yesterday afternoon, the GLOBE repre
sentative was informed that there would be
no half way work about the matter on Judge
Page's part that he would be here in person
and would fight it out to the bitter end. He
considers himself justified in his course.
The adjoining counties find no fault with
him as a judicial officer, and he claims to
have done nothing more or worse in Mower
county than he has done in the other coun
ties of his district. The present complica
tions, he claims, are nothing more than a
personal fight upon him which has been go
ing on for ten years. Page, said the Sena
tor, in conclusion, is the man to make it
livelyjpr them, and he means to do it.
A Old Grant of Swamp Lands in McLeod
County About to he Made AvailableBrief
Sketch of the Grant.
In 1861 the legislature made a grant of
swamp lands for the location and erection in
McLeod county of a State Agricultural Col
lege. Afterwards, when the whole theory in
reference to the scope, location and establish
ment of our Agricultural College was chang
ed, the above named grant was, in 1868,
transferred to the Stevens Seminary, named
after Col. John H. Stevens of Minneapolis,
on condition that private citizens contribute
means sufficient to erect a building worth
not lass than $2,000. For this, two years
later, in 1870, the time was extended, and
now the conditions having been complied
with, the Seminary comes forward and asks
the Governor to carry out the pro
visions of the law by giving a deed of
the same. By the provisions of the act of
1868 for the trafifer of Stevens Seminary,
the land was transferred to the county Com
missioners of McLeod county in trust for
the benefit of the institution named. The
grant amounts to some forty-six hundred
acres, and will probably be transferred in a
few days to the claimants, as the Governor
has submitted the question to Attorney Gen
eral Wilson to see that the conditions of
the grant have been complied with, and will
upon that officer's recommendation execute
the requisite deed. This being one of the
oldest swamp land grants in the State, .there
is no difficulty in ascertaining its location or
affecting the title of the Seminary thereto.
TJie Suspended Railroad Enterprise.
[Lake City Sentinel.]
We understand that the Commitee who
went to Chicago to ascertain the cause of the
suspension of work on the Midland, and to
enquire into the responsibility of the con
structors, were unable to arrive at any satis
factory conclusion as to the course the com
pany intend to pursue. It will, no doubt be
impossible to proceed with the work until a
sum of money can be raised to ease off the
pressing claims, and some of the Mends of
the road, state as their belief that the present
company cannot complete the road without
first liquidating their present indebtedness,
estimated at $100,000. Wild rumor places a
variety of constructions on the condition of
things, and future developments will only
tell the true disposition of the enterprise.
In the Dain shooting case, recently tried at
Toronto, a man named Dawes was taken all the
way down from contract 15, C. P. R., (in East
ern Manitoba.) via Winnipeg, to give evidence,
and when put in the witness box he didn't know
anything at all about the caae.'t* f-'&Jk?*-?-
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, FRIDAY MORNING. JANUARY 25, 1878.
MOVING ON IN SOLIlT CHUNKS.
Bill Appropriating $25,000 for Paris Expo
sition in Both HousesRepeal of the Re
sumption ActMr. Donnelly's Speech Ad
vocating: the Repeal--A Strong Presenta
tion of the CaseStirring the Old Rail
road BondsEqual Railroad Rates De
Too much and too hasty legislation are
among the evils of the times, and it is a
matter of congratulation tkat the Senate of
Minnesota proposes to at least partially re
move ground for complaint on the latter
point. What it will do in reference to the
first named can be better told at the close of
the session, Yesterday, the committee on
taxees and tax laws, through its chairman,
J. B. Gilfillan, reported back the bill of Sen
ator Rice for abating the penalties and in
terest for non-payment of taxes during the
years 1867-'8 by grasshopper sufferers, with
a recommendation that it be printed and
then referred back to the committee. To
this action Senator Rice, who is taking
great interest in grasshopper measures, ob
jected, urging the necessity for prompt ac
tion. Senator Gilfillan explained that tne
bill was most important, and that
the committee appreciated the' neces
sity for early action. While this
was the case, it was an absolute necessity
that the law should be properly framed, so
as not to conflict with itself and other tax
provisions, and thus be in a shape to be
made operative. This required time, but the
committee would be as expeditious as pos
sible. On a vote, the bill took the course
recommended by the committee, and though
this may delay its presentation a few days,
there is the satisfaction of the thought that
when it is presented, it will be in shape to
stand the test of operation.
The feature of the day was a speech by
Senator Donnelly, in favor of the repeal of
the resumption act. It will be remembered
that the resolution declaring for such repeal
was offered by Senator Doran. When the
hour set for its discussion was reached yester
day, Senator Doran announced that he would
have to be absent on a visit to the reform
school, and he would therefore call upon
Senator Donnelly to champion his cause. It
is hardly necessary to say this request was
readily complied with. In anticipation of
the debate, a large number of spectators had
assembled, including many ladies. The
Senator spoke for an hour and a half, making
a splendid effort, holding the undivided and
earnest attention of his auditors from first
to last. The following is the
ST. PAUL, Jan. 24.Senator Bonniwell pie
sented a petition of citizens of Hutchinson,
McLeod county, for a State loan of seed grain.
Senator J. B. Gilfillan presented a petition of
citizens of Rochester against the transfer of the
inebriate asylum to the purposes of an insane
By Senator Cloughamending the charter of
the city of Austin.
By Senator Lienauappropriating $25,000
for a Minnesota representation at the Paris ex
position, and providing for the appointment by
the Governor of seven commissioners and one
manager, to have charge ot such representation
at such exposition.
By Senator Riceauthorizing the State Au
ditor to abate penalties and interest for the
years 1876-7 for the non-payment of taxes upon
school, agricultural and other State lands occu
pied by grasshopper sufferers.
By Senator Swanstroma memorial to Con
gress for an extension of time for the comple
tion of the Northern Pacific railroad. Rules
suspended and memorial passed.
By Senator Mealeyrepealing the law of 1877
relating to the redemption of lands sold for
By Senator Nelsonto strike off the limita
tion of $ 1,500 for the publication of Supreme
Court reports also, changing name.
Senator Gilfillan, chairman of the Judiciary
committee, upon which had been devolved the
duty of preparing a bill for the readoption of
the old law in relation to foreclosures of mort
gages, reported by resolution that the sense of
the Senate bC tested to see whether it was the
opinion of the Senate that such legislation
should beTiad. The resolution went over un
der the rules.
To authorize the Commissioners of McLeod
county to compromise with the suieties of C.
R. Mims, defaulting treasurer. It was ex
plained by Senator Edgerton, of the Judiciary
committe, that the proposed compromise did
not in the least effect the claim of the State
against the said Mims and his securities, and
that the county was confident it could recover
more by the course proposed than by prosecu
BEPEAL THE RESUMPTION ACT.
At the hour for the special order the resolu
tion of Senator Doran for the repeal of the re
sumption act having arrived, the resolution was
read, and Senator Donnelly proceeded to speak
Mr. Donnelly said, the question was not.
"are you in favor of paper money being made
as valuable as gold?" To this every man, be he
Democrat, Republican or Greenbacker, would
answer, "yes." The question was, are you in
favor of specie resumption by the methods
specified in the act of Congress of January 14,
1875, under which we are now living. [Mr. D.
here read the law.] By this it appears that about
$80,000,000 of greenbacks are to be cancelled
and $100,000,000 national bank notes issued in
their place. Why? Will the bank notes be any
safer? No. It is the fact that the government
is behind them that gives either any value.
Will they be any cheaper? No. The $80,000,000
of greenbacks cost you nothing but the cost of
printing them. You have also to pay the cost
of printing the national bank notes, and in ad
dition to that, you will have to pay gold inter
est on $80,000,000 of United States bonds issued
to take the place of the cancelled greenbacks.
This at 5 per cent, would be four million annu
ally for the next thirty or forty years. Is this
It is not necessary. The banks are already
receiving a liberal rate of interest on then
It is not safe to leave a question of such vast
importance as the supply of the currency of
the nation, to a few corporations. If their ne
cessities demand it thevwill withdraw their
currency. This has already been done on a
large scale, to the ruin of thousands of business
men. If there is any profit arising from the
creation of paper money it should go to the
government, not to private corporations. Mr.
Donnelly here quoted from a speech of Salmon
P. Chase, made durtng the war, in which he
showed that the greenbacks saved the nation,
paid and fed and clothed our vast armies and
navies, and that when they were issued all the
banks in the United States had suspended
specie payments, and that they wanted the
nation to carry on the war with their dishon
ored promises to pay. Chase said, "No the
American nation is worth more than all of you
put together," and he issued the greenbacks.
But it is claimed that it is not intended to
cancel the $300,000,000 of greenbacks which by
the act of January, 1875, must be "redeemed,"
with gold that the government will issue them
again. How? Now they represent part of the
national debt the non-interest paying
part. But if they are paid off with the pro
ceeds of bonds issued in their place, how can
the government issue them again? What debt
will they represent? Every dollar of the
national indebtedness will then be expressed in
interest bearing bonds. The revenues of the
government are more than sufficient to cover
its current expenses. But suppose they are
issued again will the government then create
$300,000,000 mox-e bonds and sell them and
with the gold redeem the $300,000,000 of green
backs again, and then issue them again? If so
where is the process to end?
If our $312,000,000 of greenbacks are wiped
out then we and our children will have to pay
annually for many years over fifteen million
dollars of interest, through taxation, on the
bonds issued to represent them for the debt
must exist as bonds if it does not as green
backs. What have we then in return for the
destruction of the greenbacksand the addition-
al $15,000,000 of taxation? Financial ruin.
Who has asked this thing? What State legis
lature has memorialized Congress to destroy
the greenback? Not one. What offence
has the greenback committed? I is
"rag money," says one. True but is not the
national bank note "rag money," too and a
very expensive kind of rag money? Why is
there no clamor to wipe that out? Why does
Congress seek to increase the volume of that
paper, while it obliterates the greenbacks? "I
is a dishonest promise to pay," says one, "it
isn't redeemable." Is the national bank note
redeemable? Yes in a greenback. Then one
is an irredeemable paper and the other is a
paper redeemable in an irredeemable paper,
But suppose it conceded that it would be a
good thing to destroy the grenbacks and sup
ply their place with $300,000,000 of gold, can
we get the gold? Here Mr. D. read an extract
from a speech of Gov. Boutwell, U. S. S., from
Massachusetts, and ex-Secretary of the Treas
ury under Grant, made in the Senate in 1874,
in which he stated that there were but $600,000,-
000 of specie in the nine great banks of Europe,
and that it was impossible to draw even $20,-
000,000 of gold from Europe to this country
without producing a panic there. The Bank
of England, Gov. B. stated, had refused to let
United States bonds be sold in England unless
the government agreed to reinvest the gold it
received in England and take securities in
place of it. When the Geneva award was made
giving this country $15,500,000 for damages
incurred through Confederate ships, the Bank
of England interposed and prevented our gov
ernment from drawing the award in gold. We
were compelled to take our pay in United
Mr. D. said that it was preposterous to think
that anything less than an invading army could
take from the nine great banks of Europe one
half their total fund of gold and remove it to
this country. And if we got it here how long
would it be before it all went back in payment
of interest on state, national and railroad
But, say the newspapers, paper money is now
worth nearly as much as goldthere is but 1%
per cent, difference between them. When we
say gold and paper are worth neaily the same
in Wall street, what does that mean? Simply
that the gold-gamblers do not dare to bet on a
higher price. Why? Because the government
stands behind them with twenty or thirty mill
ions of dollars in gold ready to let it loose at
any moment and smash their plots. This is the
club that keeps Wall street in order. Here Mr.
Donnelly gave the history of the famous
"Black Friday." It was the result of an un
derstanding between Gould, Fisk, and Grant
that the government would not interfere by
selling gold, but would let Gould and Fisk
put up the price of gold. The result was, that
they rushed it up in a few hours fiom 120 to
160 per cent, until the government was forced
to come into the market and sell gold, and
thus break the back of the conspiracy. But
suppose Gould and Fisk had had the power to
gather together thirty, fifty, or a hundred mil
lions of greenbacks and demand gold for
them, and thus empty the treasury of every
dollar it had on hand, where would gold have
gone to? This right specie payments will,
thereafter, give the speculators. As fast as
the governmsnt accumulates gold it will be
drawn out for greenbacks.
But. says some one, all we need is $100,000,-
000 of specie to float $300,000,000 of paper and
they point to the experience of the banks
which, with one dollar of specie keep tbree of
paper afloat. But there is this difference: Every
bank has an interest in upholding every other
bank danger to one means danger to all.
Hence they do not present each others' notes
and demand specie. With the government, it
would be different. Wall street has neither
conscience nor patriotism. For a margin of
profit equal to of one per cent, they would
overthrow the nation. To say the least, we
would be completely at their mercy. If the
government owed $300,000,000 of greenbacks,
and had $100,000,000 to pay them with, would
not'such cattle as Gould form combinations to
get that gold and put up its price? It is asking
too much of human credulity to believe any
Turn to France. The French people have
$1,200,000,000 of specie, and yet, with
$7.00 of specie, to $5.00 of paper, France does
not dare attempt to resume and that, too, not
withstanding the fact that for years their paper
has been at par with gold. Can we, with
$650,000,000 of paper money, and about $100,-
000,000 of specie, maintain specie payments?
The proposition answers itself.
If the scheme fails, if gold rises and the na
tional bank notes are withdrawn, as they would
be in the hour of peiil, in what condition will
this nation find itself? It would have no cur
rency save a few dollars of gold and silver. It
is not wise to drive a great people, who have
just learned the art of war in the greatest con
flict of modern times, to desperate extremities.
It will be difficult in a country where the ma
jority rule, to enforce law and order against
the majority. Edmund Burke said "he knew
not how to draw an indictment against a whole
people." How will you suppress a whole na
tion in revolt? And we have to fear that in
the dreadful struggle that might follow, law
and society and civilization would disappear.
And for what? To enforce a barren theory. To
add a few dollars to the income of
the income classes. It is time to pause
if we would save republican institutions.
You ask what is the remedy
CaU a halt!
Gold fell from 265 per cent, to 9 per cent, by
natural causes. Left alone it would soon have
reached par. If the currency is too abundant
for the population, stand still awhile, and the
population will soon grow to it. Greenbacks
have been depreciated because they were not
legal tender for duties on imports. Make them
such. Or if it is urged that we must collect
$100,000 of gold to pay the interest on the pub
lic debt, receive one half the duties in green
Let it be understood that the war on green
backs is to cease. That they are to continue
in existence until every dollar of the nation's
interest-bearing indebtedness is extinguished.
When a greenback dollar is worth as much
as a gold dollar why would you destroy the
Having concluded his remarks, Mr. Donnelly
moved that the further consideration, be post
poned to Wednesday next at 11 a. m., unless
Senators desired to discuss the resolution at
this time which motion prevailed.
The President appointed a special committee
on rules, as follows, on motion of Senator
Edgerton: Senators Edgerton, Nelson and
Authorizing the county superintendent of
schools to hold institutes.
Amending the charter of Rochester.
Authorizing the board of education of Du
luth to use the building fund for current ex
Appropriating money to reimburse Gov.
Pillsbury for moneys advanced by him for the
current expenses of the State prison for 1877.
Repealing the charter of the village of Plain
view and attaching the territory to the town of
Mr. Anderson from the special committee
on the Hastings & Dakota extension bill, re
ported a substitute for the original bill and
the amendments thereto, which was ordered
printed. The substitute, as reported by the
committee of representatives from the dis
tricts traversed by the unfinished portion of
the road, embraces the main fea
tures of the original bill, modified
by proviso that settlers on odd numbered
sections prior to the time the company's
rights attached, shall be entitled^ the land
by paying $ 1.25 per acre, pay_We in the
same time and manner as other lands of the
company that shall be offered for sale. All
settlers on odd sections, prior to Government
survey, to receive deeds for such lands with
out cost except the usual fees. Time of ex
tension reduced to fcur years, and 30 miles
to be graded and the iron laid by August 15,
1873, and 60 additional by December 1.
Actual settlers on railroad lands at the
time of the passage of this act to have prior
right to purchase the same at appraised
price, which price shall not include the im
provements they have made.
The company shall at all times transport
passengers and freight at just and reasonable
rates and shall make no unjust or unreason
able discrimination in favor of, or against,
any person, place, or connecting railroad.
The bill will come up in committee of the
whole to-day, when it is expected a deter
mined fight will take place. The unanimity
of the delegates from the section through
Which the road is to run will however largely the assignee of Schafer & Korfhage. 4
contribute to the success of the substitute
as reported by the committee, and it is not
improbable that the bill will ultimately be
passed by a decided majority.
The Paris Exposition bill, substantially as
before printed in the columns of THE GLOBE
was reported yesterday from the committee,
and referred to the committee of the whole,
where it it will be considered to-day.
Hon. Ed. Rice presented several petitions
from holders of the old railroad bonds,
praying an equitable adjustment thereof.
The other, and probably opposite, horn of
the dilemma was presented by Mr. Hinds, of
Scott, who gave notice of his intention to
introduce a bill for the recovery and destruc
tion of what are commonly known as the
old railroad bonds. How he proposes to
solve the knotty problemhow recover and
destroy what has so long been a source of
annoyance and continual botherin fact,
a thorn in the side of the State
and all her citizens. The GLOBE will, in due
season, inform its readers. he can solve
the problemif the ghost will down at his
biddingMr. Hinds will earn the eternal
gratitude of the commonwealth and all its
Mr. Mills* resolution in favor of railroads
carrying freight and passengers upon equal
and reasonable terms, received only two
negative votes. Whatever may be thought
of the efficacy of resolutions to remedy the
evils complained of, there is one fact appar
ent, and this is that none, or rather but two,
of the members, cared to go on lecord against
Mr. Feller offered a resolution memorializ
ing Congress in favor of an extension of
time for the completion of the Northern Pa
cific Railroad, but the subsequent passage by
the House of a Senate joint resolution upon
the same subject, has perhaps rendered fur
ther action upon the bill unnecessary.
Throughout the day's session the attend
ance of members was thin. The Anti-Re
sumption discussion in the Senate was the
attraction and served to make empty seats
till at one time it seemed impossible to get
enough votes to pass even a local bill. Two
calls of the House were ordered and com
menced but not carried through, enough
members having been drummed up to pab8
the bill by the constitutional majority.
Mr. Brainerd of Ramsey, introduced a
bill authorizing the commencement of pro
ceedings against the county, to test the a
lidity of any forfeiture of land, or any pro
ceeding resulting in such forfeiture, by any
person possessed of any estate, interest or
lien upon any land so forfeited. What de
fect or omission in the law as it now stands
this bill supplies, or what further light is
granted that does not now exist, the GLOBE
is unable to inform its readers. It rather
suspects, however, that this Biainerd infant
will be strangled, or receive its quietus
in Mr. Campbell's Judiciary Committee
The Senate attraction still continuing, and
the House manifesting no disposition to
proceed with business, an adjournment was
moved and carried about noon.
The following is the routine lepoit of the
ST. PAUL, Jan. 24.Several petitions relating
to the old railroad bonds and praying some
equitable adjustment thereof, weie presente
by Mr. Rice, read and placed on file.
Mr. Anderson, from the special committee
on the Hastings & Dakota a railroad extension,
submitted a report with a substitute for the
bill, which, together with the original bill and
substitute, was ordered printed.
Mr. JohnBOn, from the committee on the Paris
Exposition, reported back a bill for the repre
sentation of the State at the world's fair in
that city, which was read and ordered to be re
ferred to the committee of the whole.
Mr. Hinds gave notice of the introduction of
a bill for the recovery and destruction of what
are commonly known as the railroad bonds.
Mr. Mills offered the following resolution,
which was adoptedyeas 83, nays 2.
Resolved, That the legislation of this State
relating to railroads should be so amended or
revised as to insure the carrj ing of freight and
passengers by all railroads doing business in
this State upon equal and reasonable terms.
Mr. Holton offered the following:
Resolved, That the officers of this House be
allowed mileage upon the same terms as mem
bers and that the chief clerk be directed to
draw his warrant therefor.
On motion referred to the committee on
On motion of Mr. Iticc, the use of the hall
was given for to-morrow evening to the St.
Paul Chamber of Commerce for the holding of
the meeting therein for discusbing the Ban
Mr. Feller offered a memorial to Congress
praying for extension of time for completion
of the Northern Pacific railroad, which was
read a second and third time and passed under
suspension of the rules.
By Mr. Dilley, amending the acts incorpora
ting the village of Farmmgton.
By Mr. Feller, repealing the act incorporating
the village of Plainview, Wabasha count}.
Passed under suspension of rulea.
By Mr. WilliamsAdmitting M. C, Cham
berlain, of Lac qui Parle as an attorney to
practice law the courts of this State.
By Mr. HicksMaking life insurance policie
By Mr. HoltonAuthorizing the town of De
troit, Becker county, to issue bondB to the
amount of $5,500, for payment of road bonds
By Mr. BrainerdAuthorizing the com
mencement of actions to test the validity of
provisions of law relating to taxes, and titles
By Mr. ChristophersonChanging the name
of an individual in Fillmore county.
By Mr. GeibAmending acts prohibiting the
running at large of cattle in Sibley county.
SENATE BILL PASSED.
Senate joint resolution for the extension of
time for the completion of the Northern Pacific
railroad. [Passed under suspension of rules.
A public meeting at Glenwood, Pope
county, has commissioned M. A. Wollan,
J. G. Whittemore, E. M. Webster, and J. W.
Simmons to come to St. Paul and represent
to the Legislature the requirements of that
region in regard to seed grain.
We are informed that Williams and
Whiteman, formerly members of the board
of trustees of Doon township, have issued
about $500 in spurious road orders, some of
which they traded to J. M. Carpenter of
Canton for a horse and departed for parts
unknown.Rock Rapids Review.
On Friday last Justice Whipple issued a
warrant on the affidavit of Mary Bother,
charging one John Kling, of Bloomington'
111., with bastardy. Monday Kling was ar
rested on Sand Prairie, and brought to this
city. The illegitimate is now five months
old, and is a bright looking child. A father
is all that is needed to make the family com
plete.Lake City Leader.
A huge prairie fire was raging north of
town on Thursday night- How's that for
the dead of winter.Audubon, Journal.
A Washington telegram says The Attor
ney General denies the truth of the report
that tJ. S. Grant, Jr., has been appointed As
sistant District Attorney in New York city.
It appears that Secretary Sherman requested
that young Grant be given some appointment
in the District Attorney's office, but he hadn't
been given the appointment reported nor
been sent to San Francisco by the Attorney
General's office. *s~ s.
Don't forget the great sale of Dry Goods by
The female suffragists at Washington have
The latest temperance organization is styled
the "Law and Order League."
The Sultan proposes to evacuate Constanti
nople. If true, it would be far better than a
Henry M. Stanley is the lion of Europe.
London is ready to receive him with all the
A new political organization has been started
in New York to defeat Tammany. Jordan is a
hard road to travel.
The N. Y. Times admits that John Sherman
has been very inconsistent his course on the
payment of the bonds.
The Sultan and the Czar propose to settle the
matter. Austria don't like it. Prussia is the
sleeping lionwith both eyes open,
Old Montgomery Blair got three votes in tho
Maryland Legislature for the Senate on the
first ballot and none on the second. Exit Blair
The New York Hi mid says that John Morris
sey is a wholesome factor in city politics and
that his death would be a public loss. What
sajs John Kelly'
The family of Matthew Riley who died from
injuries caused by being run over by William
H. Vanderbilt, will biing a suit against Van
derbilt for damages.
Some knowing ones are putting George H.
Pendleton a* second on the Democratic ticket
for 1880. If on the ticket at all, it is safe to
saj it will not be as second.
Gallipoli, toward which Turkish reports hue
said the Russians were marching is at the out
let of the Sea of Marmoia into the Dardanelles,
132 miles southwesterly from Constantinople.
The benefits of John Brougham, at the
Academy of Music, New York, at which all the
celebrated actors and actresses in the eitv ap
pearned, is said to have netted between $10,000
A stronglv-organized scheme is said to be in
operation in Texas to destroy the jwpularitv of
Gov. Hubbard, anticipation of the coming
gubernatorial campaign. He is accused of dis
honest} and of corruption in office.
Bob Ingorsoh is the attorney for e\-Cni"-ul
General Mjers, who was bounced from his posi
tion at Shanghai for beginning an exposure ot
Minister Seward's crooked management of
United States affairs in China.
Mrs. Paran Stevens, the giand social queen,
refused to paj Mr. Hunt the balance due him
as architect of the Stevens palatial tenement of
flats for the Upper Ten. Mr, Hunt brought
suit and the jnrv ga\e him the full amount,
Theie's fraud everj where. It has been dis
covered even in the Bald-Headed Club oi Ne
vada. The constitution ot that organization
declaies that the man with the baldest head
shall be president, and it has been proved that
a member had lus/uldness enlarged bj shaving
so as to obtain the coveted presidency.
The New York (itiji/m quotes "Headquai ters
in the Saddle" as if it applied to Gen. Mc
Clellan. It was the diaphn's ownstjleof man,
General Pope, who had his headquarters in the
saddle when he was mounted, and so announced
in his somewhat famous order issued on taking
command of the Army of the Potomac.
Wm. P. Ragsdale. governor of the leper set
tlement of the Sandwich Islands, died recentlv
His mother was a native and his father an
American. He was a lawjer bj profession,
speaking English and H.iwaian flutntb,and
the most noted orator of the kingdom. He
discovered by accident that he was afflicted
with leprobj, and voluntarily delivered hinibtlf
up to be sent to the leper settlement.
The latest New York scandal is a charge
brought bj one member of the Union Club
against another of cheating at euchrewhen a
dollar the game was the stake. If the charge
is sustained the cheater will be expelled if it
is not sustained the accuser will be expelled.
The New York papers do not give the names,
for the Union Club is an association of men
who have monev enough to give good dinners,
yacht trips, invitations to country Beats, and bo
The familj of Jacob IIuntHinger, aged 70
years, and Albert his son, aged 33, have had
left to them about a million dollars worth of
property. The father and son, who were bank
ers at Pottsville, Pa\, are sentenced to two
years solitary and separate confinement, for a
conspiracy to defraud one of their depositors
out of $24,000. The suit upon which thej
were convicted was but one of many of similar
chaiacter commenced against them.
Mr. Barrows, the new Speaker of the Wiscon
sin House, being unfamiliar with parliamentary
lules, his fuend Senator Ranlin undertook to
instruct him, and gave the first lesson it is
said, in this wise: "The firbt great rule is al
wa)s to recognize jour own man first. The
second is, in all disputed points rule against
the opposition. Stick to these rules, and no
matter what happens, jou'll be all right. There
are some other immaterial rules and forms that
I will explain to you some other daj."
Kate Hann of Hoboken is attaining some no
toriety as a joung woman who won't be coerced
into matrimony. She is a pretty, dark-haired
girl of 20, and recently ran aw a\ frem home
because her parents msibted that the should
marry a man named Persel, horn she detested.
Her mother had her arrested for lunning away
from home, but, being unable to hold her on
that charge, changed the complaint to a charge
of stealing i'iOQ, which was not sustained, and
Kate was released, to marry the othei man, to
whom she sajs she n, engaged.
Representative Morgan of Missouri has fui
nibhed to the acting Secretary of the Interior,
Mr. Schurz, evidence that in 1873 two agents of
the Indian Bureau, swindled the government
by raising their hotel bills four times the
amount actually charged. The bills were in
curred at Paoh, Kan. One of the agents was a
member of the family of Hoag, who used to
run the Indian bureau. Another agent WBB a
man named Jones, now Indian agent at the
Paw Paw agency, in southwest Missouri. The
way the agents accomplished the swindle was
by getting the hotel-keepers to receipt for four
times their bill.
Twenty ears ago a young man named Jewell,
a native of Derrv, N. H., who had accumulated
quite a sum of money, was taken bj force from
a drinking place by three friends, and wis
never seen again. It was suspected he was
murdered, but no proof of the fact could he
found. At Newmarket, N. H., Friday of last
week, John H. Robinson, being on his death
bed, confessed that he and the two others, since
dead, who forced Jewell away from the drink
ing place, carried him into the pine woods and
there robbed and murdered him, Robinson him
self striking the fatal blow with an axe prov i
ded for tho purpose. They had first got Jewell
intoxicated so as to have an excuse for taking
charge of him.
The annual masked ball at the Academy
of Music, New York, given by the French
Circle of Harmony, on the night of the 20th,
opened by a corps of fifty women, dressed
in white baby clothes, who bounced out upon the
floor and danced the can-can with the wildest
abandon. The baby clothes reached only to
the knees, so that the spectators' view and their
own movements vere but triflingly hindered.
The dancing began to be formidable about 1
o'clock. There were a thousand cobtumes,
some startling, some beautiful, and nearlj all
of them scant. Some of the female* were her
metically sealed in continuous tight*, reaching
from toes to neck. The wine-room was just off
the floor, and furnished one main element to
making that indescribable condition of things
which prevailed during the small hours of the
night. The attendance of unmaskedspectators
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