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RECEIVING CARPENTER'S PAINTING.
Speeches by Garfield and Ale-c. Stephens
Lincoln Signing the Emancipation Proc-
lamationSenator McDonald Advocates
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.Senator Christiancy,
in presenting petitions from citizens favoring
a 16th amendment conferring the right of suf
iiage on omen, said he hoped the committee
on privileges and elections would take up the
subject and report upon it. When#he should
become satisfied that the majority of the woer
men of the country were in favor of female
suffrage he would vote for it, but until then he
would not. He did not think tbese petitions
should lie presented to Congress. The Legis
latures of States were the proper bodies to
present them to.
Senator Thurman presented a resolution of
the General Assembly of Ohio, expressing the
opinion that all bonds of the government are
pajable, principal and interest, in silver coin
favoring the passage of the Bland silver bill,
and declaring that President Hayes and Secre
tary Sherman, in opposing the lemonetization
of silver, did not represent the views of the
people of Ohio. The resolutions were read and
laid on the table, the silver bill now being be
He ali^presentcd a petition signed by a large
number of citizens of Ohio of all political
paitiess, favoring the repeal of the resumption
Senator Edmunds, from the judiciary com
mittee, reported adversely on the House bill to
authorize special terms of the circuit couit for
the United States, for the southern distiict of
Mississippi, to be held at Jackson. Placed on
the calendar with the adveise report.
Senator Spencer, lrom the committee on
military affans, reported back the petitions of
the Governois of Pennsylvania. Vermont and
Kentucky asking payment of balance due to
several States on account of arming and equip
ping tioops for the federal government during
the late war, and moved that they be icfeired
to the committee on claims.
Senatoi Edmunds inquired if the claim of
the State ol Ohio, on the same subject, was in
Senator Spencer lepiled affirmatively.
Senatoi Waxcv, a member of the committee
on military affairs, baid the Ohio claim was in
his possession, to be reported. The general
order of the committee was that all should be
icportcd back. The petitions were all leferred
to the committee on claim-..
Senator Maxcy. from the committee on mili
tary affaus. lepoited back a letter of the secre
taiy of war in regard to findings and execu
tions of military courts martial, together with a
bill to amend article 104 on that subject.
Placed on the calendar.
Senator Oglesby presented resolutions of the
Chicago board of tiade in favor ol appiopria
tions for the completion of the breakwater at
the entrance to the harbor of refuge in Stur
geon Bay. Referred.
Senator McMillan picbented a resolution of
the Minnesota Legislatuic favoring an exten
sion of the giant to the Hastings & Dakota
Bills woic introduced and leported as fol
By Senatoi IngdlhMaking an appropriation
for the protection of navigation of the Mis
souri liver near Atchison, Kansas. Referred.
By Senatoi Voorheespioviding for the lia
bility ot receivers ot railroads in the State
courts of the several States ol* the Union. Re
By Senator Maxey, bj tcquestTo extend
the commerce ot the United States with Mexico,
secure economy in expenditures lequiied foi
national defenses and to provide for the com
pletion ot a Southern Pacific railway. Re
The bill passed making the 2'2d of February
a legal holiday in the District of Columbia,
with an amendment providing that it should
not apply to the 22d of February, 1878, in or
dei not to effect existing contracts.
During the morning hour the following bills
Senate bill to constitute a commission to
consider and report a plan for providing en
larged accommodations for the library of Con
The Senate bill directing the secietary of the
treabUiy to purchase certain property of the
Freedmen's having and trust company for use
of the United States and for other purposes.
It appropriates $275,000 loi purchase of the
Freedmen's bank building, this city, now occu
pied by the department of justice.
THE SILVER BILL.
At the expiration of the morning houi, con
sideiation was resumed of the silver bill, and
Senator McDonald spoke in favor thereof.
Senator McDonald spoke of paper currency
which had performed nil the offices of money
since lofjl, and Baid in due time he thought
theic would be no difference between coin and
paper, or paper could be converted into coin.
He argued that restoration of the silver dollar
to the position it occupied in our money system
for eighty yf ais, would not infringe upon any
law, oi violate any contract or moral obliga
tion. Any measure v. hieh would tend in any
degree to uphold the value of property, or pre
vented its further depreciation, should receive
the support of all. He entertained the convic
tion that the remonetization of silvei, and pla
cing it in the arteries of trade and commerce,
would do something towards reviving prosperi
ty. To attempt to return to specie payments
upon a single gold standard, would
precipitate overwhelmning bankruptcy, such as
was never witnessed before, and resulted in ruin
both to debtor and creditor. He had always
opposed the specie resumption act, and would
vote for its modification or repeal. The remone
tization of silver was the only door through
which we could resume specie payments. He
thought it was time trcasuiy notes should be
receivable for tariff dues, and thus their value
would be increased. He opposed the free coin
age feature of the House bill, and thought any
gain or seigniorage accruing from the coinage
of silver should be covered into the treasury of
the United States for the benefit of the whole
people. Should a majority of the Senate, how
ever, favor the House bill, he would vote for it
also, and hoped that future legislation would
remedy any defect which might be found.
The Senate then, at two o'clock, proceeded in
a body to the hall of the House of Representa
tives to participate in the ceremony attending
the formal presentation of Carpenter's pic
ture, 'Signing the Emancipation Proclama-
Upon returning, Senator McPherson spoke in
opposition to the silver bill. He thought it
would increase instead of relieve the financial
difficulties of the countn. He hoped Congress
would take no step backward.
The Senate then went into executive session,
and when the doors opened the Senate ad
House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.The galleries were
crowded this morning in anticipation of the
reremony of presenting Carpenter's painting
of President Lincoln reading his emancipation
proclamation to the cabinet. The painting,
screened by the national flag, was hung behind
the Speaker's chair.
Immediately after reading the journal a reso
lution was adopted granting the privilege of
the floor during the presentation ceremonies to
families of members of President Lincoln's
cabinet at the time of the proclamation.
The House then went into committee of tl
whole, Mr. Blackburn- in the chair, on the mil
itary academy appropriation bill.
Soon after the committee arose the Senate
and House met in joint convention and receiv
ed Carpenter's painting of the signing of the
emancipation proclamation. Mr. Garfield
made the presentation hpcech. The presenta
tion ceremonies were closed with an eloquent
speech by Mr. Stephens.
Mr. Garfield in the course of his remarks
Baid: To-day we place upon our walls this
beautiful tablet, which commemorates the third
great act in the history of America, the fulfill
ment of the promise of the Declaration. Con
cerning the causes which led to that act, the
motives which inspired it, the necessities which
compelled it, and the consequences which fol-
loAved, and are yet to follow it, there have
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been, there are still, and will be great and hon
est differences of opinion. Perhaps we are still
too near the great events of which this art
formed so conspicuous apart to understand its
deep significance, and to forsee its far-off con
sequences. The lesson of history is rarely
learned by the actors themselves, especially
when they read it by the fierce and dusky light
of war, or amid those deeper shadows of those
sorrows which war always brings to both. The
unanimous voice of this House in favor of ac
cepting the gift and the impressive scene
we here witness bear eloquent testimony to
the transcendent import of the event portrayed
on yonder canvas. Let us pause to consider
the actors in that scene. In force, in charac
ter, in thoroughness, and breadth of culture, in
experience of public affairs, and in national
reputation, the cabinet that sat around that
council board has had no superior, perhaps no
equal, in our history. Seward, the finished
scholar, the consummate orator, the great lead
of the Senate, had come to crown his career
with those achievements which placed him in
the first rank of modern diplomatists. Chase,
with a cnlture and fame of massive grandeur,
stood as a rock and pillar of public credit, the
noble embodiment of public faith. Stanton
was there, a very Titan of strength, the great
organizer of war.
He said: "Without this painting, the same
could not even now be reproduced. The room
has been remodelled. Its furniture is gone,
and death has been sitting in that council,
calling the roll of its members in quick suc
cession. Yesterday he added another name to
his fatal list, and to-day he has left upon earth
but a single witness of the signing of the pro
clamation of emancipation. With reverence
and patriotic love the artist accomplished bis
work. With patriotic love and reverend faith
the donor presents it to the nation. In the
spirit of both let the united nation
receive it, to cheiish it forever."
Mr. Stephens referred to Lincoln, and 'said:
Every fountain of his heart-was ever overflow
ing with the milk of human kindness. So
much deeper from my attachment to him was
the pang in my own breast as well as in those
of millions at the manner of his horrible taking
off. This was the climax of our trouble and
the spring from which came afterwards unnum
bered woes. As to the great historical event
which this picture commemorates and which
we are here to-day to commemorate, this is a
subject, perhaps, as remarked by my friend
from Ohio, (Mr. Garfield,) which the people of
this day and generation are not exactly in con
dition to weigh rightly and judge correctly.
One thing has been remarked. Emancipation
was not the chief object of Mr. Lincoln. What
was the chief object? The myth, the idol,
with which his whole soul was concerned, was
the preservation of the Union. If emancipa
tion of the colored race be a boon to that race,
and Providence has yet to determine that it
depends much upon themselves if it is, I, rep
resenting the Southern States, here, may claim
in their behalf, that freedom was never con
summated until the Southern States sanctioned
the thirteenth amendment, which they did,
eveiy one of them, and by their own constitu
I can say for myself and for my immediate
circle of acquaintances, for the whole Southern
people, that there is not one who would now
change the condition mi things, resubjugate the
colored man, or put him in the condition he
was in before. If there is one in all the South
who would desire such a change I am not aware
Men of the North and of the South, of the
East and of the West, I wonld to-day, on this
commemorating occasion, say, let us one and
all, within our sphere of duty, whether in pub
lic or in private life, see to it that we do not
violate that divine trust committed to us.
Down South we are doing the best we can for
the colored people, hoping earnestly that they
will fit themselves for a higher civilization.
The flag no longer floats over provinces, but
overstates no longer over subjects, but over
citizens, white and black. Why can we not
look hopefully to the future? Let harmony
and peace prevail. Let sectional strife be done
away with, and then there is a higher and
grander future for us.
But if embers of the last most lamentable
war are left, and a little additional fuel comes
to fan them up again. If the conflict of classes,
the conflict of labor, and eapital, the conflict of
racethat profound ethnological question
which we have all got to settle, and the most
difficult one ever committed to the
consideiation of statesmen or philan
thropistsshall break out, and these
dangerous elements be again aroused, I greatly
fear that the recent troubles and disasters
through which we have just passed will prove
to be but the shadow, the penumbra of a deep
er and more dreadful eclipse which will come
upon this continent, blighting and blasting the
brightest and best hopes of mankind.
$ Should that be so, then some future bajd may
The star of hope shone brightest in the West,
The star of liberty, the last, the best.
It, too, has set upou her darkened shore,
And life, hope and freedom, lift up earth no
The Vice President announced that the object
for which the two Houses had convened having
been accomplished, the Senate would retire to
its own chamber.
The Senate thereupon retired, and the cere
monies closed, and the House adjourned.
No Money for Running the City Govern
ment, and No Way for Providing It.
CHICAGO, Feb. 12.As a result of the re
cent State supreme court decision that taxes
cannot be anticipated by the city authorities
by means of temporary loans, bonds or cer
tificates, every department of this city is seri
ously embarrassed and new complications
appear every day. No feasible way out of
the trouble has yet been suggested either by
the mayor, common council or by other city
officers. Whether any means of paying the
outstanding indebtedness without violating
the law, as interpreted by the supreme court,
can be found is doubtful, but that question
is, at present, a less important one than that
which is being asked every hour and without
any satisfactory answerhow can money be
procured to keep up the various departments
of the city? An extra session of the State
Legislature is suggested, and legislation by
it which will allow a reasonable amount of
loans in anticipation of the collection of
taxes already levied. Other cities in the
State will find similar trouble in the future
unless the constitution is amended.
DEADWOOD, D. T.
An Indian RaidArrest of Two Notorious
Thieves suid Highway Robbers.
DEADWOOD. D. T., Feb. 12.On Sunday a
party of fifteen or twenty Indians surprised
a hay party in the foot hills about twelve
miles east of here, and captured the horses
and oxen belonging to the outfit, but the
Sheriff Moulton, of Pennington county,
yesterday captured at Rapid City, James Hef
fron and Tony Paxter, two notorious horse
thieves and road agents. Heffron made a
confession stating where a large number of
stolen stock were concealed, and giving the
names of parties connected with the gang.
The sheriff hopes to be able to make other
arrests soon, and put and end to the whole
sale running off of stock that has been going
on for the past year.
Dr. Roeiner, Alleged Bigamist, Skips Ont
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
WINONA, Minn., Feb. 12.Dr. C. H.
Roemer, arrested here a few days ago
on charge of bigamy and put under bonds in
one thousand dollars to appear for trial this
afternoon, turned up missing, when the case
was called, having forfeited his bail and left
for parts unknown. Officers are in pursuit.
The evidence against him is incontestable,
but he supposed he had taken measures to
prevent it coming to light.
BRITISH FLEET TO GO THERE
To Find the Russians in the City and Meet
the Protest of the Turkish Prime Minister
Austrian and English Iron Clads Under
LONDON, Feb. 12.Lord Loftus, the Brit
ish ambassador at St. Petersburg, telegraphs
as follows from St. Petersburg, Feb 9th: '"I
have received from Prince Gortschakoff the
following answer to your telegram of the 7th
inst., asking Russia to give some explanation
about the advance of the Russians towards
Constantinople, etc.: 'In answer to your
excellency's note respecting the occupation
of certain strategical points in the neighbor
hood of Constantinople by the Russian
troops in consequence of the armistice, it is
my duty to inform you that we are not yet
in possession of positive information as to
the details of the armistice, and, as to its ap
plication, should add that the military line of
demarcation traced previously to the armis
tice has been agreed upon between the Rus
sian and Turkish authorities and is a ques
tion which exclusively concerns the belliger-
BKITISH IKON CLADS.
LONDON, Feb. 12.The admirality have
purchased two iron-clads now in London
docks which were built for Turkey, but pre
vented from leaving by the government's
The four iron-clads comprising the chan
nel squadron were directed by telegraph to
proceed immediately to Gibralter for orders,
on its becoming known that Vice Admiral
Hornley has been refused permission to en
ter the Dardanelles.
A VIOLENT SPEECH.
Joseph Cuinen, radical reformer, member
of Parliament, made a violent speech in the
House of Commons last night Against Rus
sia, which the morning papers criticise
sharply as tending to provoke war.
THE MODERATE GREEKS.
All Athens special says: All the regular
troops who crossed the frontier have re
turned to Greek territory. The irregulars
continue to enter Thessaly to keep alive the
insurrection. Rifles are being distributed to
them under government superintendence.
The Greeks seem to have acted with great
moderation during the short invasion.
THE GRAND DUKE SATISFIED.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 12.Grand Duke
Nicholas has expressed satisfaction to Vefeik
Effendi at the non-ad mission of the British
In to-day's sitting of the Turkish Parlia
ment several deputies urged Vefeik Eftendi to
act with consideration towards England rela
tive to the passage of the Dardanelles.
VIENNA, Feb. 12.It is consideied in well
infoimed circles probable that the Port "will
grant a firman for entry to the British fleet
in view of Russian occupation of Constanti
nople which is hourly expected.
Austria does not object to the retrocession
of Bessarabia if lioumania retains the mouth
of the Danube, and does not acquiie Widin
as a compensation.
Disturbances are reported Syria. Sev
eral leading inhabitants of Damascus have
been exiled to Pola.
The Austrian turret ship Kaiser ^Ma^
leaves for the Levant to-day. and the non
clad Hapsburg, follow to mori ow.
GREECE WILL PARTICIPATE.
PARIS, Feb. 12.The Ih'fonua believes if
is decided Greece shall participate in the
ATHENS. Feb. 12.Great indignation has
been aroused here by a dispatch stating that
the Bashi-Bazouks and Circassians were mas
sacreing Christians at and around Damoco-
LONDON. Feb. 12.A dispatch of the
Agenee Itn8*e, from St. Petersburg, states
that both press and public approve Prince
Gortschakoffs telegram of Sundaj' last, to
the powers, declaring that as Great Britain
and other powers had determined to send
fleets for protection of their subjects in Con
stantinople, Russia would be obliged to con
template tho entry of a portion of her troops
into Constantinople for protection of Christ
PROTEST AGAINST ENGLAND'S PLAN.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 12.Savfet Pasha
has started for Adrianople.
Sabdoullah Bey, Turkish ambassador at
Berlin, has been appointed second delegate
to conduct peace negotiations, in place of
Vefek Effiendi informed the Chamber to
day that he hoped fo communicate the
peace conditions four day's hence. He de
clared that if the British fleet passed the
Dardanelles, he would piotest. and cast the
responsibility for the consequences upon
INSTRUCTED TO USE FORCE.
LONDON, Feb. 12.Wm. H. Smith, First
Lord of the Admirality. replying to a ques
tion in the House of Commons last night
stated that orders which had been sent to
Admiral Hornby were distinct, and sent on
the government's responsibility, but it would
be inconsistent with his duty to state their
The Presss Association says it is under
stood Admiral Hornby is instructed to force
the Dardanelles with, if necessary, his whole
fleet of iron-clads.
Another dispatch from Constantinople,
dated Monday and just received, states that
the Grand Duke Nicholas telegraphed the
Porte that the Russians will enter Constanti
nople if the British fleet enters the Bos
A dispatch dated Vienna, Tuesday, says
two of the embassies here received informa
tion that twelve Russian battalions will enter
TURKEY WILL FIRE ON BRITISH.
PARIS, Feb. 12.A telegram from Athens
states that according to a semi-official tele
gram received there from Constantinople the
Porte has intimated that it would order forts
to fire on the British fleet if it attempted to
enter the Dardanelles.
LONDON, Feb. 13.The Statuhird in its
leader says: We have reason to believe the
Porte will not much longer withhold admit
ting the British fleet, but its concession will
not ameliorate the situation.
The leader which is very warlike con
cludes as follows: "We have power to bring
cunning to naught and reduce overbearing
force to prudence, and the Czar may rest as
sured that when other arguments are exadopted
hausted we shall not hesitate to employ it.''
A Pera correspondent believes the British
fleet has been ordered to proceed up the
straits. He does not apprehend the Porte
will offer active resistance.
A correspondeni at Vienna says that it is
reported that Germany has announced she
will not send any ships to the Dardanelles.
It is rumored Bismarck desires to be present
at the conference.
Russian officials were yesterday selecting
quarters for Russian troops in Constantino
A special from Paris says it is reported at the
Russian embassy that a small Russian de
tachment entered Constantinople yesterday,
but the report is not confirmed.
BRITISH GRAIN TRADE.
The Indications on the Whole!Favorable to
1,. Firm Prices for Wheat.
LONDON. Feb. 12.The Marl- Lane Ex
press says: Supplies of English wheat have
been very limited both in the country and at
Mark lane. At no corresponding period
within the past ten years have sales at the
principal markets been so light as those for
the week ending Feb. 2d. The imports of
foreign wheat into London were materially
increased by arrivals from Pevel. shipments
from that port not having been interrupted
by ice to Jan. 31st. Germany has also furn
ished a fair proportion of supplies, but the
Indian arrivals have decreased some, and the
inquiry for this class of wheat has shown
signs of flagging since the market was well
supplied with American and Russian. An
important movement as regards the grain
trade is the rasing of the blockade and re
opening of Black Sea ports. If the recent
advises are to be credited, the accumulation
of grain in Odessa alone amounts to some
thing like 650.000quarters, while at Nicolaieff
the stocks are said to exceed 375.000
quarters, so that should America and
Germany continue to export freely, our
imports during the spring will probably be
very heavy. There is no doubt that a con
siderable portion of the grain accumulated
in southern Russian ports consists of maize,
but of whatever description there is no doubt
that the holders are most anxious to get it
off their hands, as it is calculated that the
loss to commerce in Odessa alone by the
blockade of the Black Sea has been $70,000,-
000 to 80,000,000 roubles. With such large
foreign supplies in prospective, it can hardly
be wondered at that prices are weaker and,
apart from political influence, as far as can
be seen appearances seem to point to an
ultimate if not immediate decline. Prices
will probably not vary much for some weeks
for millers, who as a rule are holding little
or no stock, will have to supply their wants
as they have been doing of late
and at about the same currencies, as
depressed values must follow actual arrivals
and not anticipated shipments. The resteamship
quirements of the country must inevitably
be large between this and next harvest, as
the home crop of 1877 was unusually defi
cient and the stocks of English wheat in far
mers' hands have undergone considerable
depletion. A revival in the country demand
should take place shortly as it is now some
weeks since country millers bought with
freedom. The floating cargo trade for wheat
opened quiet, but towards the close of the
week prices improved six pence per quarter.
Owing to the political excitement maize is
dull/without quotable change, and barley is
ALL AKOlN THE GLOBE.
The funeral of Gideon Welles takes place
Thursday, from St. John's church. Hart
A bill has been introduced in the Newmiles
York Senate permitting pool selling on race
Services appropriate to the death of the
Pope were held at St. Louis and San Fran
Edward Webb has been sentenced to be
hung at Mansfield, Ohio, May 31st, for mir
Jtring Wm. T. Finney last December.
Ex-Lieutenant Governor James Young, a
leading citizen of Wisconsion, was buried
Monday at Lexington, Mo.
Friedman's clothing stole, at Sycamore,
111., burned yesterday morning with contents.
Loss, f.18,000 insured for 13,000 in- seven
The schedules of Abram J. Dovale and F.
Godire. commission merchants. 2b" South
street, New York, lately failed, state their lia
bilities at .$356.000: nominal assets $218,000
actual assets $63,000.
John Drake was arrested at Holyoke and
brought to Boston last night to await a re
quisition from the governor of Illinois on
the charge of embezzlement from the firm
of Sloan, Johnson & Co., of Peoria.
In the Ohio Senate yesterday a bill was in
troduced to provide for the appointment of
a commission to prepare school text books.
The cambric mill of the H. N. Slater man
ufacturing company at Webster, Mass., has
been burned. The loss is estimated at !f100,
A stay has been granted in the cabe of
Thos. S. Lambert, the convicted president of
the American Popular Life Insurance com
pany, and he will remain in the Tombs
pending the decision of the appeal.
Mrs. John G. Deshler, of Columbus, O.,
died yesterday, and left her residence, val
ued at $35,000. to the city for a fine art gal
lery, and $2,500 to the Columbus Female
Wayne MacVeagh will print a card to
morrow denying having written any letter
criticising or even discussing the diplomatic
appointments of the present administration.
The national association of trotting horse
breeders held a session at New York yester
day, and resolved by a vote of 33 to 30 to
join forces with the National Trotting asso
John F. Ryan was arrested at Chicago yes
terday at the instance of McKee Rankin. He
has been stealing "The Danite" by use of a
stenographer, and Rankin is prosecuting him
The stockholders of the rubber company
at Seatucket, Long Island, have agreed to
pay an assessment of fifty per cent, and con
A report to the creditors of John F. Hen
ry & Co., druggists. New York, shows their
liabilities to be 71)4,069. and assets, $350.-
Miss Bertha Von Hillern completed her
89 mile walk at Pittsburg at 9:55 last even
ing, having five minutes to spare. The last
ten miles were walked in two hours and
thirty-five and a half minutes, and the last
mile in eleven minutes and thirty-seven sec
Friday night last John W. White, of Wa
bash, Ind., while journeying over the road
from Knightstown to Carthage, Ind., was
murdered, his head being split open hy
three blows of an axe. A saloon keeper of
Knightstown caused the arrest of a tramp,
but the tramp proved an alibi, and the sa
loon keeper was then arrested, several cir
cumstances having developed which cast sus
picion upon him.
At a convention of the furniture trade in
New York yesterday, a resolution was
authorizing a committee to prepare
a draft establishing a universal rule and
system of credits to be used by the furniture
trade and kindred branches of this country,
and report the same to the convention.
The suit to set aside what was claimed to
be the will of Timothy Kirby, a deceased
millionaire of Cincinnati, was decided yes
terday, the jury rendering a verdict that the
writing purporting to be the will of Timothy
Kirby was not his will. The case will now
be appealed to the district court.
Rev. J. C. Wells, D. D. of the Methodist
Church South, and President of the Central
College at Layette. Howard county,~ Mo.,
Died at his home in Layette Monday. He
was a native of Virginnia. His cjonnection
with Central College dates from 1869.
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ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13, 1878. NUMBER 30.
HAYES WANTS TO HELP ANDERSON.
And Asks the Attorney General to [Show
Him HowUnfavorable Report on Pem
bina BillThe Dead Ex-Secretaries
Burnside's Colored Troops, Etc.
Mayes and Anderson.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.The letter ad
dressed by the President to Attorney General
Devans in relation to the conviction of Gen.
Anderson and read to that officer yesterday,
was not intended for immediate publication.
The fact that he had written such a letter
was made through a Senator to whom the
President in conversation communicated the
information. Although the full text of the
letter cannot be obtained at this time, it is
safe to say it is comparatively brief, and is
somewhat in the spirit of the telegram ad*
dressed to Gen. Anderson, the 4th inst.. by
Secretary Sherman, Senator Matthews, and
Representatives Garfield. Hale and White.
The President is of opinion that the pros
ecution against Gen. Anderson is solely
political that it is not countenanced by the
best men of Louisiana, and therefore is con
trary to their calm judgment that the pro
ceedings were in the interest of those per
sons who strive to antagonize the two parties
in that State rather than to harmonize them
that so far from receiving the approbbtion
of the country the act will be condemned by
right thinking and patriotic men everywhere
when they become acquainted with the cir
cumstances attending the prosecution. As
grave constitutional questiens may be in
volved and in which the general government
may perhaps have a right to interfere, the
President submits the subject to the attorney
general for consideiation.
The Brazil Steamthip Bill.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.The House com
mittee on postoffices and post roads this
nioruing authorized Mr. Waddell, chairman,
to shove the bill concerning ocean mail
service between tho United States
and Brazil. It provides for two monthly
lines, one from New York and the other from
New Orleans, so as to furnish sinii-monthly
service between these points and Brazil,
touching at Thomas, Para, Pernambuco and
Bakia. and the New Orleans line,
touching at Galveston. The new
lines to be contracted for separately. The
Postmaster General is not allowed to accept
any bid over $30 per mile per annum for the
distance between the two countries the con
tract to be for ten years. The first line to
commence service from New York by the 1st
of June and the second from New Orleans
by the lbt of August next. Tbe ships are to
be not less than 3,000 tons eacK. American
build and owned, constructed of iron, after
the best models, and equipped with all mod
ern improvements, capable of making 13
an hour, and adapted to naval service
in case of war.
Honors to the Dead.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.At the cabinet ses
sion to-day the principal topics talked about
were Louisiana affairs and the deaths of
ex-Secretaries Conrad and Welles. The acSt.
tion taken in regard to the deaths of these
distinguished citizens is shown in the orders
from the departments over which they at one
time presided. Nothing new was presented
with leference to Louisiana beyond what has
already been mentioned as the substance of
the President's views on the situation.
The Secretary of the navy has issued a gen
eral order announcing the death of Hon.
Gideon Welles and reciting the various dis
tinguished positions held by that gentleman
in the public service, including the office of
secretary of the navy. The navy depart
ment will be draped in mourning until after
the funeral and public business of that de
partment will be suspended on the day of
the funeial. Similar action will be taken by
the war department in respect to the mem
ory of ex-Secretary of War Conrad.
The Colored Troops.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12.The bill to remove
all restrictions now existing in regard to the
enlistment of colored citizens in any arm of
the United States army, as reported by Sen
ator Burnside from the Senate military
committee to-day. is amended so as to read
as follows: Be it enacted, etc., that sec
tions 1104 and 1108 of the revised statutes
be and the same are hereby repealed.
SEC. 2. That nothing in the above act
shall be so construed that the 9th and 10th
cavalry. 24th and 25th infantry are not a
part of the United States army.
Gen Burnside's written report, accompany
ing the bill, states merely that its object is
to do away with the obligation to fill the
above regiments with colored men and re
move the restrictions to enlistment of
colored men in other regiments of the
The committee on ways and means to-day
nearly completed schedule of the tariff
bill, relating to wines and liquors. There
wag no alteration in rates.
The sub-committee of the House com
mittee on territories reported adversely to
the full committee, on the pending bill pro
viding for the establishment of the Territory
Demorratic National Committee.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.Senator Barnum
to-day addressed the following to Hon. F. A.
WASHINGTON, D. Feb. 12.
To Hon. F. A. Prince, Secretarj', Boston:
At a meeting of the executive committee
of the National Democratic committee held
this day, it was unanimously resolved that in
the opinion of the executive committee it is
deemed advisable to postpone the meeting of
the National Democratic committee, to be
held in the city of Washington from the 22d
of February to the 22d of May. Please give
notice to members of the committee.
(Signed.) W. H. BABNUM,
Deadhead Bill Day in the Leglslature-
Proposed Amendmeut to the North Wis
consin Land Grant.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE. 1
MADISON, Wis., Feb. 12.A perfect cloud
of bills and resolutions was introduced to
day, many of them "deadheads," the occa
sion being the last day for the introduction
of new business.
Bills passed the Senate appropriating one
thousand dollars to the Northern agricultural
society and two thousand to the State agri
cultural society. In the Assembly bills were
introduced looking to amendment of the law
conferring a grant of land n the North
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.Indications for the
upper Mississippi and lower Missourivalleys,
colder, partly cloudy weather, northerly
winds stationary or rising barometer,
GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS
THREE DATS FOR POPE'S FUNERAL.
The Conclave to Assemble the Evening .'of
the 18thFailures in the Irish Grain
TradeEnglish Strikes, Ac.
LONDON, Feb. 12.Intelligence from Borne
says in reply to questions from several for
eign courts the papal nuncios have been in
structed to announce that the funeral of the
late Pope will be privately celebrated in the
Sistine chapel, the 16th, 17th and 18th inste.
Consequently persons attending the services
will do so in a private manner. This course
is adopted it is believed to avoid the necessi
ty of either assigning or refusing to assign
special accommodations at the funeral for
the Italian royal family and ministers.
The chamberlain has declared to Catholic
governments that the assembly of the con
clave in Rome must not be considered as
prejudicing any questions affecting the rights
of the Holy See.
The cardinals will assemble in conclave on
the evening of the 18th inst. The procla
mation of the new Pope will be made to the
Catholic world from the grand balcony of
A dispatch from Rome denies that the
cardinals have rejected the idea of reconcdi
ation with Italy, and says the decision of
such questions appertains solely to the
BELFAST, Ireland. Feb. 12.About ten
grain firms have failed. Their total liabili
ties are estimated at $1,000,000.
ULSTER, Feb. 12.The Evening Echo of
Ireland says: The position of a number of
firms in the grain trade has been the sub
ject of remark since last week. It is not a
secret that bills are lying at tho bank over
due and the result will be very serious to
several firms. Old and cautious merchants
and millers will be untouched or only slight
ly. while several who are touched will be able
to pull through. The result of this semi
panic will be to bring the trade within mod
erate and legitimate limits, which have been
far overstepped in several recent transactions.
LONDON, Feb. 12.Advices from Siam saj
the king of Siam will send a diplomatic rep
resentative to the United States next jear.
It is highly probable that through the influ
ence of the American consul at Bangkok] the
Siamese government will bend a number of
youtbB to America to be educated. The
youths who were going with Chandler two
years ago, but were prevented by Partridge,
have been recently sent to Germany for their
Th strike of Northumberland miners has
ended. The men have accepted a reduction
of 12'j per cent, in wages.
The Wigan weavers, who number about
12,000, will resist a threatened reduction of
Rev. Alexander Duff, Scottish missionary,
HANGED FOR DUELLING.
How a Stop It as Put to the Practice in the
fitate of Illinois,
I know but one instance of a mau having
been hung for killing another in a duel. In
1830, two young fellows living in Belleville,
Clair county, 111., had a personal quarrel.
It seemed to be impossible to reconcile them,
and their friends determined to get up a
sham duel between them, hoping that the
ridiculous issue of the affair would bring
them to their senses. One of them, Alphonso
Stewart, challenged the other. William Ben
nett, to meet him with rifles. Bennett ac
cepted the challenge, and the parties met
near the village. It is said that Stewart was
in the secret and that Bennett was not. butjury
believed it to be a reality. In any event,
after the guns had been banded to the prin
cipals and they turned to take their positions,
Bennett, who claimed that he suspected some
sort of trickery, rolled a bullet into his gun.
The seconds, hardly able to keep their faces
straight, concluded the arrangements, and
at last gave the word. The rifles exploded
almost simultaneously, Bennett, of course,
remaining untouched. Stewart fell to the
ground mortally wounded, and expired short
ly afterward in great agony. Bennett was at
once arrested, put upon trial, convicted of
murder in the first degree, and sentenced to
be hanged. His friends made the most
strenuous efforts to have him pardoned.
Failing in this, they tried to have the sen
tence commuted. But the Governor remain
ed firm against all entreaty. On the day ap
pointed for his execution. Bennett was hanged
in the presence of an enormous crowd. This
was the first and last duel ever fought in the
State of Illinois. The hanging of Bennett
put a stigma upon the practice, and it has
been looked upon with adhorreuce ever
A MADISON RECEPTIOS.
The Legislature Hurry away from the Cap
ital to Attend the Governor's Quiet Re
MADISON. WIS., Feb. 12.In the Assembly
to-night nothing of special interest trans
pired. The session was hurried through to
allow members to attend the Governor's re
ception, which is being held at the Park
hotel this evening. The reception is very
quiet and informal, with no music or danc
in, and few people outside the city being
A Big Blaze Balked,
As officer H. N. Close was patrolmg the
street last evening at about 6:30 o'clock,
he noticed a brilliant light in one of the
windows of the third story of McQuillen's
block. The intensity of the light portended
something more than a necessary illumina
tion of an appartment and the officer rushed
upstairs and found in one of the rooms afire
raging among a quanty of waste paper and
an inebriated man struggling inefectually
with the flames. The officer at one assisted
the scared and bewildered tenant with sun
dry pails of water in extinguishing the
flames, and thus prevented what might have
been a serious conflagration.
Firemen's Life Association.
The monthly meeting of the Directors of
the Firemen's Life Association was held in
Minneapolis yesterday. President R.
O. Strong appointed the executive committee
for the ensuing year, as follows:
George W. Freeman of St. Paul. M. Walsh
of Minneapolis and F. J. Joy of Stillwater,
after which the usual routine of business
was transacted. Th^ association has now a
membership of 438 members and is in a
flourishing and prosperous condition, which
is shown by the fact that in all losses sus
tained so far, the money has been paid with
in five days after death.
A dispatch from Loudon says that Charles
Bradlangh and Mrs. Anna Besant, free
thought advocates, sentenced to fine, im
prisonment and police surveillance on the
charge of circulating an immoral pamphlet,
have been released from the sentence, the
court of errors deciding that the ommission
of the objectionable words is fatal to the in
A tine to be Built From Aubnrn to Cannon
A rumor gained currency and credence yes
terday in the city, that a party of engineers be
longing to the Chicago, Milwaukee & 8t. Paul
railroad, had arrived at Hastings by morning's
early train their intentions being to make a
preliminary Burvej from Auburn to Cannon
Falls. As such a line would, it was supposed,
interfere with the interest* of the Chicago &
Northwestern railroad in the St. Paul Roch
ester railroad, the rumor created considerable
comment, speculation and natter in railway
Yesterday afternoon S. S. Merrill, Esq., gen
eral superintendent of the Chicago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad, and other railroad
maguates, whose names appear elsewhere in
the "Personals" of this issue of THE GLOBE,
arrived in this, city from Milwaukee. Deem
ing this a fair chance to obtain the "true in
wardness" of the gnssip circulating so widely,
a GLOBE plenipotentiary sought Mr. Merrill,
who was found at the Merchants. That gentle
man being too deeply engaged on busi
ness, however, the reporter was
handed over to W. G. Swan, Esq.,
general freight agent of the Chicago,
Milwankee & St. Panl railroad, who in the
course of conversation substantially said that,
in point of fact, the engineers bad not arrived
at Hastings, as dame rumor had it, but that
they would be there to-day. The corps would
immediately proceed to make a preliminary
snrvey from Aubnrn, or some point near there
on the Hastings & Dakota road, to Cannon
Falls a* the objective point. The. survey being
completed, there would be every probability
the construction forthwith of "the
proposed line. The interests of
any parties in the St. Paul and Rochester rail
road, Mr. Swan characterized as "a glittering
generality." It was the haroe old, old storv.
The line had been Biirvejed, re-surveyed and
then surveyed again, but no practical result had
followed. The present scheme, however, ho
believed hail all the elements of practicability
Being questioned as to the object of the pres
ence here of the magnates of the North Mis
souri, Iowa Central and Illinois Cen
tial railroads. Mr. Swan replied tho
had traieled hitherward for the purpose of
perfecting anangements for the running of
their throngh tiains, with all their connection*,
to and from St. Louis and other points, with
The reporter thanked Mr. Swan for informa
tion he had furnished, w4ien the latter evpress
ed his interest, as a former St. Paulite, in THE
GLOBE, admired its enterprise, and wished it
snecess, giving his assurance that he was alwa
willing to give all the news in his power
impart to the press.
THE PACE IMPE WUMEST.
Close of the Testimony In the Case, and To
morrow Kvenlng Khcd Ipon for Hear
ing the Argumentx.
The judiciary committee met again yesterday
morning and returned consideration of tl
Page impeachment matter.
Judge Page, whose attorneys lind, for the !*t
few days, been examining the witnesses on hm
behalf, esterdaj resumed the examination of
them himself, one of hih attorneys, Mr. Love-
1), being abhent.
F. A. Klder, clerk of the court of Mower
county, testified that Davidhon and BUMford's
case was continued bj consent up to the term
it was settled: that scttlnient was made at the
request of (Jen. Gordon E. Cole, their attorney,
by their publishing a retraction that Judge
Page did not advise ladies to go to saloons at
temperance meetings, but on the contrary ad
vised them not to go and avoid being insulted,
thnt the whisky cases of Meaney. Cuddy and
Collins, were continued by consent
to abide the result of the case" on appeal,
that they wcie never argued: that the Woodard
case came into the district court on appeal from
the justice's court that on the third day of the
term of 1874, Wheeler came to witness' desk
and asked to have it entered on the calendar,
when asked to draw an order therefor, Wheelei
said no order was necessary that the irrand
was discharged the firsttimethey reported
no further business did not hear Page saj the
grand jury had put themselves between crimi
nalsandthc court that the demeanor of the
judge was earnest, but uot angry that in
no charge did the judge say the commissioners
had committed an indictable offense.
Judge Severance, of Mankato, testified that
he had a criminal suit at Austin, in January,
1876 at that time heard Lafayette French sav
it was wonderful how Judge Page could be so
fair and impartial, after having been engaged
in such sharp political controversies previous
to his election that in his (Severance's) case
the Judge's conduct was perfectly proper.
Judge Dickinson was next examined. He
testified to having corresponded with Judge
Page prior to February, 1877 about sit
ting in Judge Page's place, -and
wrote him he could not go there had
corresponded with him relative to exchanges
since and then insisted he should get another
TIUB closed the testimonj for the respondent.
In rebuttal, Lafajette French, for the petition
ers, testified as to contents of the grand jury
reports and also in refeience to the order paid
twice by the town of Clayton. Sheriff R. O.
Hall and Attorney D. B. Johnson were also ex
amined in rebuttal, and this closed the testi
mony in the ease.
The committee then fixed upon to-morrow ev
sning at 7:80 o'clock as the hour for hearing
arguments in the case and adjourned.
The Musical society had a rehearsal last
evening at Music Hall.
The new Legislative manuals were being
distributed to the members last evening.
An extensive 'display of empty benches
House at its last night's session.
Father Tomazin the White Earth Mission
ary. accompanied by his Indian chiefs left
last evening for Washington.
The Scott county county Boat removal war
is waxing hota large delegation from
Shakopee and Jordan having arrived this
The three Indian chiefs who reached this
city last Friday night from White Earth,
tending to go to Washington, returned to
the reservation yesterday morning.
Hon. Morton S. Wilkinson visited the
Senate last evening and held a brief levee
with his old associations of that body who
gave him an especially hearty greeting."
The burglars of Cariveau & Friedman's
store are still at large. The police force is
reticent about the matter, but confident of
holding the winning hand in their final
Notwithstanding his bruises occasioned
by the upsetting of the stage, as detaded in
yesterday's GLOBE, the good looking and
genial enrolling clerk George E. McKibben
was at his post of duty last evening.
Ex-Representatives Callender and Cleary
are again on the scene of action and as here
tofore, dividedthe former advocating the
removal of the county seat to Jordan and
the latter in favor of letting it severely alone
in its present location at Shakopee.
The Pennsylvania Senate yesterday passed
a joint resolution declaring the sentiment of
Pennsylvania to be strongly in favor of pro
tection for our industries by means of a pro
tective tariff, and denouncing the bill for a
revison of the tariff now before the commit
tee on ways and means at Washington. The
vote on the resolution was, yeas 25, all Re
publicans but one nays 1, Democrat. tLe
remaider of the Democrats abstained from