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DULL SOUSE DATSENATE NOT
Discharge of Land Office EmployesPrep
arations for tlie Immediate Coinage of
toe Silver DollarNew Exchangeable
Low Bate of Interest uond Favorably
Considered by House CommitteeMonth
ly Debt Statement Showing: Two and a
Quarter Million Decrease.
House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, March 1.The Senate amend
ment to the bill authorizing the President to
temporarily fill a vacancy in a pension agency
when such vacancy shall have occurred through
death, resignation or failure to qualify, was
The speaker then called on the committees
for reports of a private nature.
Mr. Shelley introduced a bill to aid the Great
Southern railroad companj to construct a line
of railway in Georgia and Florida. Referred.
It provides that the company may issue bonds
to anamount not exceeding $15,000,000, pay
able in fifty years in gold, at the rate of five
per cent, interest per annum, and authorizes
the secretary of the treasury to endorse a guar
antee of interest on said bonds.
Mr. Whyte asked leave to offer a resolution
directing the secretary of the treasury to insti
tute legal proceedings against such persons as
have engaged in the importation of iron and
tin plates galvanized with any metal otherwise
than by electro battery, that have fraudulently
or illegally paid less than the legal rate of duty
thereon, or who have fraudulently caused to
be levied or collected less than the legal duty
thereon, and to enforce the penalties thereon
both in civil and criminal courts of the United
States. Mr. Whyte explained that the resolution
would enforce the collection of $30,000 of un
paid duty that has been evaded by importers of
tin plates. &
Mr. Banks objected.
Mr. McCook, from the comnntteo on military
affairs, reported back the bill authorizing the
secretary of war to purchase the site for and
attach to the Vicksburg national cemetery the
Grant-Pcmberton monument. Referred.
Mr. Crapo, from the same committee, leport
ed back the bill allowing Lieut. B. F. Tozier,
D. S. N., to accept a gold medal from the presi
dent of the French republic. Passed.
The House then went into committee of the
whole, Mr. Sparks in the chair, upon the pri
vate calendar. The committee rose and report
ed thirty-hve private bills,-which weie there
Mr. Waddell, fiom the post office committee,
lcported a bill to provide for ocean mail service
between the United States and Biazil. Ordered
printed and recommitted.
It was then announced that the Demo
cratic caucuB had been postponed till Monday
Discharge of Employes.
WASHINGTON, March 1. The following circu*
lar letter was sent by Commissioner Williampon,
of the general land ofhVe. to-day, to fifty-three
of the employes of that buieau, including
twenty ladies: "'Want of an appiopriation to
pay for the necessary clerical foice, has forced
upon the honorable secretary of the interior
tho alternative of dismissing, or granting leave
of absence without pay, to a very large per
centage of the foice of this office, till such
time as it may please the Congiess ot the Uni
ted States to make such appro
priation as will enable him to
again avail the government of your services.
The option of saying whether you will accept
leave of absence without pay or be discharged,
is unfoitunately the only one that can be of
fered. Those of on who accept leave will be
required to state in a letter to the commissioner
that you relmguish all claim for pay during
such leave, ltdeeplj grieveb the honorable
secretaiy of the inteiior and myself to take the
action imperatively demanded of us under ex
isting laws, but it can no longer be avoided.
Coinage of the New Silver Dollar.
WASHINGTON, March 1.Acting under in
structions of the secretary of the treasury, and
in anticipation of the silver bill becoming a
law, the director of mints has been engaged for
several days making the necessary arrange
ments for running the mints to their full ca
pacity on tho new silver dollar in connection
with which gold only will for some time be
coined. It is probable a supply of working
dies will be ready in about ten days and in the
meantime silver bullion will pass through all
the process of putting it in shape oi coining
into dollais, except that of stamping, and
for which particular operation
the capacity of the mints is
in excess of other operations, so that in reality
but little delay in comago will be occasioned
by the dies not being ready. It is thought by
the middle of April the coinage of tho silver
dollar will be at the rate of thiee millions five
hundred thousand dollarB per month. The
supply of fractional bilver coins at the mint
and different treasury offices is sufficient to
meet any demand likely to arise for several
months to come. The mints are all in excel
lent condition, with a skilled force ot work
men, and everything in shape to meet the large
amount of coinage devoh ed upon them by the
The silver bill was to-day sent to the depart
ment of state by the speaker of the House of
Representatives, with the endorsements of the
clerk of the House and secretary of the Senate,
to the effect that the bill passed, notwithstand
ing the veto of the President.
The cabinet to-day discussed the necessary
action to be taken to carry out the provisions
of the Bilver bill. Secretary Sherman is to
put the mints at work promptly and
industriously, and Secretary Evarts will at once
open correspondence with the governments of
countries comprising the so-called Lctin Union
and of such other European nations the Presi
dent may deem advisable, inviting them to
join the United States in a conference to adopt
a common ratio between gold and silver for the
purpose of establishing the use of bi-metallic
money and securing a fixity of the relative
value between those metalB.
Postal Savings Bonds.
WASHINGTON, March 1.The House commit
tee on bankink and currency to day had under
consideration Representative Phillips' bill pro
viding for the issue of postal savings bonds,
bearing interest at the rate of 3.65 per cent,
per annum, exchangeable at par for United
States notes or four per cent, bonds, and also
for a special issue of United States legal tender
notes to the amount of 10per centum of the
postal savings bonds, and postal oiders for the
bonds outstanding, until tho whole amount of
the special issue shall reach the sum of $50,-
000,000. The committee agreed to take a final
vote on the bill Tnesday next, and from the
present indications it will be reported almost
The bill to authorize the issue of postal sav
ings bonds and for other purposes introduced
by Representative Phillips, has received the ap
proval of a majority of the House banking and
currency committee, and will be finally acted
on by the committee next Tuesday. Promi
nent members say the report in favor of its
passage will be nearly unanimous.
The Pacific Railroad.
WASHINGTON, March 1.The House commit
tee on the Pacific railroads to-day held a pro
longed Bession at which the details of the
Texas Pacific bill were further considered and
the committee adjourned till to-morrow, when
a vote upon the main question will be taken.'
Messrs. Blair and Lutterell, of the sub-com
mittee, have presented a minority report fav
oring the Southern Pacific proposition. Mr.
Morrison is opposed to granting government
aid to any of the rival projects. Mr. Cole has
not yet indicated his position.
Treasury Statement for February.
WASHINGTON, D. March 1.The public
debt statement for February shows a decrease
in the debt for the month of $2,250,287, and
the following balances in the treasury: Cur
rency $2,690,665 special fond for the redemp
tion of fractional currency $10,000,000 special
deposits of legal tenders for the redemption of
certificates of deposit $28,555,000 coin $131,-
318,156, including coin certificates $48,456,000
outstanding legal tenders $348,618,024.
WASHINGTON, March 1.The Senate finance
committe took no action to/day on the House
bill for the repeal of the speoie resumption
act and postponed the consideration of the
subject until the regular meeting, Tuesday
next. No other business was transacted.
The committee of ways and means passed a
clause of tho tariff bill relating to spices with
out alteration and reduced the proposed duty
on silks from 50 to 40 per cent.
Startling Record of Failures Counting Up
Into the Millions.
LONDON, March 1.The Financet, re
ferring to the failure of Willis, Percinal &
Co., Lombard street bankers, says: Willis,
Percinal & Co. were private bankers of 108
years standing. A favorable liquidation is
expected. No suspicion of the embarass
ment f the house seems to have been en
tertained. The firm is Henry Willis, Sam
uel Tompkins and Samuel Leith. Tompkins
is grand treasurer of the Free Masons, and
accounts of the grand lodge and one or two
of the large Masonic charities were there.
LONDON, Feb. 2.The Times in a financial
column states that Willis, Percival & Co's.
failure was precipitated by the failure of
Gerussi Bros. & Co., Greek merchants at Fins
bury, who owed them 25,000.
QUEBEC, March 1.Joseph Woodloy,
wholesale boot and shoe dealer, has failed.
Liabilities $150,000, assets $110,000.
MONTREAL, March 1.Bernard, Bastion
& Co.. lumber merchants, have failed. Lia
bilities $100,000, assets nominally as much.
LEWISTON, Me., March 1.The stock
holders of the Bates manufacturing com
pany, at a meeting to provide for the defici
ency of $200,000 created by the late Benj.
E. Bates, former, treasurer, decided to re
duce the capital 75 per cent., $375,000, and
to create 650 new shares, making an aggre
gate capital of $1,000,000.
NEW YOEK, March 1.There were sixty
seven failures in this city in February. Ag
gregate liabilities, $2,058,568: the assets
being placed at $695,000.
Yesterday the failure was announced of
Whitlock & Anderson, importers and job
bers in woolen goods. Liabilities $175,000
CINCINNATI, March 1.The liabilities of
Evans, Clifton & Co., who failed a few days
ago, are stated to be $121,000. The assets
are nominally higher, consisting of real
NEW YOBK, March 1The Eoening Post
says: J. L. Adams & Co., wholesale gro
cers, Walker street, have been compelled to
suspend because of the failure of J. I.
Adams & Co., New Orleans. The two
houses formed a general partnership. The
suspension involves a large amount and is
Tired of the English Yoke.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 1.Referring to the
London dispatch of yesterday to the effect that
Sir Aithur Gordon, Governor of the Fiji Islands,
had been ordered to Samoa in consequence of
the recent request by the Samoan authorities
for British piotection, the AIta will publish a
denial to-morrow, based on statements made
by the Samoan Prince Mamea, while lately in
thib city. Prince Mamea went to Fiji befoie
coming heie to find out the feelings of the na
tive piinces and chiefs as to English rule forced
upon them. Ho went back to his people and
reported that the Fiji Islanders would be glad
to get rid of the English yoke.
The Barclay Street Fire.
NEW YORK, March 1.The inquest on the
bodies of victims of the Barclay street fire was
concluded this afternoon. Profebsor Doremns
who was examined as an expert as to the cause
of the fire, stated that no evidence had been
offered which would furnish a chemical ex
planation of the explosion. The jury returned
a verdict that Mr. Bennett and others came to
their deaths by the falling and burning of the
buildings, Nos 1 College Place and 63 Barclay
street, caused by an explosion, the origin of
which is unknown.
A Missouri Shooting Affray.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., March 1.A fatal shooting
affray occurred in Rosedale, Andrew county, in
a saloon, at 10 o'clock last night. O. P. Ed
wards shot and instantly killed Dennis Ogle in
a quanel. Ogle was 22 years old, son of Cap
tain Harry Ogle, a farmer. Edwards is 19 years
old, and came recently from Iowa. He escaped
and has not been arrested.
Travel through this city to Kansas and Ne
braska is larger than ever before, reaching not
less than 2,000 this week. The emmigrants go
out on the St. Joseph & Denver railway.
Strike of Canal Laborers.
WELLAND, Ont., March 1.There is a general
strike heic among the laborers on the Welland
canal works for an increase of pay. At Allans
burg the laborers on two sections also struck
for anincrease from 90 cents to $1.25. It is
thought to be the commencement of a general
A Centennial Celebration.
DOILESTOWN, PA., March 1.The Doyles
town centennial, being the 100th anniver
sary of theorder to the continental army to
march to Doylestown, was celebrated here
to-day with much enthusiasm.
Iowa Votes to Restore Capital Punishment.
ES MOINES, la., March 1.The senate
this morning, after a vote of 411 4 against
decapitation of criminals, passed the bill re
storing capital punishment, the vote being
ayes 28 nays 19.
followed His Partner.
NEW YOBK, March 1.A. W. Greenleaf, of
the firm of Greenleaf, Norris & Co., bankers
and brokers, died last night of pneumonia.
He took cold while attending the funeral of
his partner, Mr. Norris, last week.
Burglars Sent Up.
CHICAGO, 111., March 1.T. V. Sherry and
Nellie Price were convicted to-day of numerous
heavy burglaries in this city during 1877, and
Sherry was sent to the penitentiary for seven
years and Nelly for two years.
ALL AKOCJVD TH E GLOBE.
A spectal from Jefferson, Ohio, yesterday,
says Mr. Wade is weaker.
The jury in the McGee case at Cleveland
rendered a verdict of murder in the first de
gree. Thedefense made a motion for a new
O. W. Gilman and William Sprague. car
penters, at work upon a scaffold in McAr
thur, Ohio, yesterday, fell fifteen feet, seri
ously injuring the former internally, and
fracturing the skull of the latter.
John Buskin, the well known writer, is re
ported dangerously ill from overwork.
The United States assay officer at New
York shipped $285,649 in silver bars yester
day to the Philadelphia mint.
Richard Bright, the conservative member
of the English parliament from East Somer
setshire, is dead.
In consequence of the low price of brooms,
the broom factories of Schenectady, N. Y.,
have been closed, throwing four hundred
hands out of employment.
JOHN WILLIAM DANIELS AND RICH-
Graphic Description of Occurrences Re
sulting in the Loss of Two Citizens to
MissouriBravado on the Scaffold.
WAIBESBUBG, MO., March 1.John Wil
liam Daniels was hung here to-day for the
murder of Jesse R. Miller in February, 1877,
and thousands of spectators gathered to wit
ness the scene. A special train started from
Sedalia at 11 a. m. with three coaches full of
passengers. At Dresden a small delegation
was taken on board, at Lamonte a large one,
at Knob Nosteran
AN IMMENSE CEOWD
thronged the cars, occupying all the stand
ing room. Daniels slept some through the
night, and this morning ate breakfast and
bade adieu to his father and also to Judge
Rogers in the room where he was confined.
About half-past 12 an open wagon with a
plain pine coffin stained a dark lead color,
backed to the door. The irons were then
unlocked, and Daniels, with a
walked down the stairs between the officers,
and stepped lightly in the wagon. The cor
tege closed up and, surrounded by guards, it
moved to the place of execution, where an
immense crowd had assembled. Daniels
walked firmly up thesteps and stood looking
as firm and erect upon the drop as a
$ SENTINEL ON DUTY.
Gazing at the crowd, not a tremor nor a
mubcle moved. His arms were pinioned
and his legs tied above and below the knees,
and Sheriff Emerson said: "By request of
the prisoner no prayers or remarks will be
made. He wishes the people to understand
that ho lived like a man. He would
"DIE LIKE A SOLDIEB.*'
Deputy Rogers adjusted the knot. The cap
was then drawn down over his face, and
Sheriff Emerson said, "All I have to say is,
may God have mercy on his sonl.'" The
trap was sprung and Daniels
SHOT THBOUGH IT WITH A THUD.
He swung slowly round with two or three
convulsive tremors and a shudder and drew
himself up. Two fingeis of his right hand were
wide extended and two closed. At five min
utes there was no pulsation, but it soon re
turned with 87 pulsations in 7 and 9 minutes.
At 10 minutes he was dead. Daniels was
He had hired Miller, with his team, to go
to Johnson county. They loffcthe 20th of
February, 1877, and on the 24th Daniels re
turned to his home, having in his possession
the team and effects, claiming to have bought
out Miller, who had taken a sudden notion
to go to Colorado. Miller's body was subse
quently found on the bank by Cedar creek,
a few miles from SedaUa, his throat cut and
skull fractured in several places. The evi
dence showed the two men were together on
the night of the 22d, and that on the morn
ing of the 23d Daniels drove away from the
Richard Green's Taking Off.
KANSAS. CITY, Mo., Maich 1.The hang-
ing of Richard Green fer ie murder of
deputy marshal Hughes, near Independence,
Mo., Feb. 10,1877, took place here to-day
in a narrow alleyway, north of the court
house, between it and the high bluffs. At
10:30 a. m., the doomed man walked up to
the scaffold with the marshal and Father
IN GOOD BPIETT'3.
considering the occasion. Never has
a man faced death more calmly.
Scarcely did a muscle quiver whilst
his death sentence was being read. He ap
peared entirely resigned to his fate, and his
last words on the scaffold were: "I die for
my crime, in the faith of my Lord and Savi
our Jesus Christ. Good wishes to all men."
THE EXECUTION WAS PEBFECT.
In eight minutes and forty-five seconds
after bis drop the committee pronounced
that pulsation had ceased. It was intended
that the execution should be private and only
a limited number admitted, but hours before
the appointed time the crowds of
swelled to thousands, covering all the
bluffs in the vicinity, so that it was necessary
to call out Company A of the Kansas City
guards and the Craig Rifles to keep back the
crowd and prevent accidents. Green was a
young man, aged about 27, a native of
Green Briar county, Va., raised in Green
county, Ohio, but has lived for some years in
Fremont county, Iowa, and his is the first
judicial hanging in Jackson county, Mo.
since 1839. The body was given to his sis
ter who has attended him during his last
days and will be sent to Nebraska City to
night for burial.
Report of the Most Important Business
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
MADISON, WI S. March 1.Both Houses
were greeted with a storm of petitions this
morning against the passage of the law tax
ing insurance companies. A resolution was
offered in the Senate for the commence
ment of a recess on March 12th.
Senator Price made an eloquent report
favoring the passage of the joint resolution
for an amendment to the constitution pro
hibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in
The committee on banks, banking and
insurance reported strong in favor of the
acceptance by the State of Governor
Washburn's gift of "Edgwood" for a reform
school for girls.
The bill passed appropriating fifteen
thousand dollars for the erection of a build
ing for an industrial school for girls in Mil
In the assembly bills passed providing for
the payment of labor in lawful money of
the United States and a joint resolution for
biennial sessions. At the afternoon session
of the senate the bill dividing the counties of
Chippewa and Taylor erecting the county of
Flambeau, and the bill directing the at
torney general to commence suit against
Cornell University to test the title of some
three hundred aud eighty thousand acres of
land now held by that college in this State,
together with a number of unimportant bills
were indefinitely postponed.
A large and brilliant legislative party is in
progress at Park hotel.
The Virginia Repudiationists Checkmated.
N EW YOBK, March 1.A Richmond, Va.,
special says: Gov. Holliday to-day vetoed
the bill prohibitng the reception of coupons
for taxes going into theschool funds. The
Senate sustained the veto. There is a revo
lutionary feeling being daily exhibited by
the readjusters, who find themselves check
mated by the Governor in every move they
ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 2, 1878.
make looking to repudiation measures. To
day the special joint order was the election
of nineteen circuit judges. With gross dis
courtesy to the Senate, the House adjourned,
leaving the Senate unable to do anything.
This means a postponement of the election
until next session, when it is feared the debt
question will be made a test with the
t^ I*ET THE PEOPLE RULE.
Which is What the Donnelly-Appleton
Merrill Ring Don't Want.
The supplementary bill to the Merrill law
provides in section 8 that Mr. Merrill shall
have the right to accept or reject this sup
plementary amendment, but the friends of
the bill refuse to grant the people the same
right. We can see no harm to the public
interest to accrue by allowing the people to
accept or reject the Merrill books, but it is
decidedly disadvantageous to Merrill's in
terest, for the people won't use the books if
they can avoid it, and it seems to be a point
of the Legislature to force upon the people
a thing they do not want. Why
are Merrill's friends afraid to give the peo
ple a chance to accept or reject their books
if th^y are as cheap and in every way as
good 1* other books, and the theory of the
law is in the public interest, as Merrill's co
operators assert? If all that is claimed in
the interest of Merrill's law is in the interest
of the people of Minnesota, they will take
his books in spite of law or other publishing
houses. But the Minnesota Legislature can
not compel the people to support a gigantic
fraud, which we believe the Merrill law to be
from its inception to ita birth, and
though in name it may be a law, traded
through the Legislature by all the tricks
and devices known to the political throng
around the capitol, the people are not fools,
and we do not believe they will submit to
this arbitrary and despotic abridgment of
their natural rights by the men elected to
represent them in their legislative halls.
Why not let the people have a choice in this
matter? If they want the books let them
say so by a vote in each district, as was pro
posed in the House the other day. If they
accept the law, let them have it. If they
don't want it let them do without it.
Clearly the whole job is in the interest
of D. D. Merrill and the Appleton's mem
bers of the old school book monopoly until
it dissolved, who now seek to legalize a
monopoly and draw funds raised by taxation
of the masses to conduct their monopoly
with. Down with monopoly, and we hope
the Legislature will not commit such folly
as to bind six hundred thousand people down
to the infamous shrine of the Merrill law,
and extort from them taxes to maintain a
despotism sanctioned by law. The people
will revolt if they are thus bound.
The advocates of the Merrill book scheme
in the Legislature are afraid to trust the peo
ple. An amendment to the supplementary
bill which has now passed both houses pro
vides that the people of any county may re
ject the books when three-fourths of them
vote to do so. This has generally been
thought to be a government of the majority,
but the Merrill schemers evidently dissent
from that old-fashioned opinion. Its prac
tical working might cut them off from access
to the State treasury.
Retrenchment and Reform.
To the Editor of THE GLOBE.
Why is it Mr. Editor that the two heaviest
salaried officers in the county are not includ
ed in the bogus retrenchment bill which has
been grudgingly thrown out as a tub to the
Is the sheriff's hotel, with three thousand
dollars profit and his fees, amounting to
over $6,000 more, while all his deputies and
employees are paid out of the county treas
sury, so small and insignificant a matter as
to escape our legislative retrenchers?
Is the clerk's office with its $7,000 of
clear profits also too small a matter to bear
even the ten per cent, share applied to
Or is it the fact that the incumbents of
these offices are Republicans and therefore
need no reform.
There will be a hereafter unless fair play
is exercised, and more uniformity.
Meeting of Stock Breeders.
The directors of the stock breeders1
tion held a meeting yesterday afternoon at the
I Metropolitan hotel, to consider the report of
the committee appointed to confer with other
societies upon the matter of their annual fair.
The committee reported that they had agreed
to accept the Hon. W. S. King's offer. After
some little conversation the board thinking
the committee in exceeding their
instructions had acted in good faith, accepted
their report, whereupon R. C. Judson resigned
his position as secretary to the association, ex
plaining that his duties to the State Agricul
tural association would preclude him from act
in that capacity for both societies.
Mr. Woodmansee was then elected in Mr.
Jadson's place, and the meeting adjourned.
The "Boston Philharmonics*' appear at
the Opera house on Tuesday evening next,
as per the Library advertisement to-day.
This combination of finished artists is en
shrined in the affections of our people, and
no entertainments are so refined, so educa
ted and so enjoyable as theirs. It may well
be doubted if there is in the United States
another such superb violinist as Bernhard
Listermann, or the equals of Freygang,
Belz, Hartdegen, and Weiner, with the harp,
celeo, horn, and flute respectively, while the
concerted playing of the club is perfection
itself. Miss Zilda McQuesten, a beautiful
and fresh young vocalist comes with them.
WASHINGTON, March 2., 1 a. m.Indications
for Upper Mississippi and Lower Mississippi Val
leys, falling barometer, warm, southerly to
easterly winds, threatening and rainy weather
followed by rainy barometer, colder north
westerly winds, and in latter clearing weather
for lake region, falling barometer increasing
eeasterly to southerly winds, warmer and
cloudy, followed by rainy weather.
The Four Per Cent. Loan in San Francisco.
SAN FBANCISCO, March 1.The sub-treasury
of this city commenced taking popular sub
scriptions to the four per cent, loan about
February 1st and received during the month
subscriptions aggregating to $105,000. Mint
coinage for February, double eagles $5,560,000
trades $1,484,000 subsidiary silver 941,000.
Earned a $1,000 Agricultural Price.
LoufsviLLE, KyM March 1.Everett B. Fox,
of Stony Point, Bourbon county, Ky., won the
prize of $1,000 offered by B. F. Avery, & Sons,
for the largest list of subscribers to their ag
ricultural paper, the Home and Farm, Bent in
by March 1st. He^sent 633, his next competitor
being Frank Fitch, of Clyde, N. Y., who sent
The Hanlon-Boss Bowing Match.
ST. JOHN, N. B., March 1.Hanlon, of
Toronto, writes that owing to a race with
Morris in June, he is unable to row Boss till
July. The contest is expected between the
8th and 15th of July.
The Poisoned Well at Bichford.
RICHPOBD, Vt., March 1.Josie Atwell
diedlast evening, the fifth person from
drinking water from the poisoned well,
IN WHICH THERE IS LITTLE START-
Evcept, Perhaps, it is England's Proposed
Naval ExpendituresAustria Ready
for War if Farced Upon HerA Russian
Newspaper Flings an Ugl/t Threat at
England Camphattsen ResignsReport
ed Withdrawal of the British Fleet, and
No More War Vessels to be Allowed to
Enter the Sea of MarmoraCorrespond
ST. PETKBSBURG, March 1.Replying to a
recent article in the London Standard which
declared that the sword would have to de
cide unless Russia made concessions, the
Agencc liusse says: The British government
has declared that it would only make war on
behalf of British interests. Russia has re
spected and satisfied these interests. There
fore either the Standard is misinformed or
England will act in opposition to her formal
declaration. As regards concessions, Euro
pean cabinets know that Russia is resolved
to maintain the essential result of the war.
She will always show herself disposed to ac
cept every means of reconciling the inviola
bility of this result with the interests of third
parties, but threats and military preparations
are a bad way of obtaining a peaceful un
AUSTRIA ALL REAPS.
LONDON, March 1 A Vienna correspond
ent, referring to the persistent rumors of
Austrian preparations for mobilization, says:
"There is little preparation to be made. For
the last seven years these preparations have
been going on, and since last year, when the
possibility of such measures arose, the plans
have been worked out to the very smallest
TYPHUS IN BOUMANXA.
ST. PETEBSBUBO, March 1.The Qolos
says: "Typhus is increasing rapidly among
the Russian troops in Roamania. All Rou
manian railway carriages are infected. It is
absolutely necessary for the army in Turkey
to return by sea and not through Roumania."
Intelligence from Constantinople says the
Russian plenipotentiaries manifest irritation
at the slow progress of negotiations. If the
negotiations are not completed in a few days,
it is expected the plenipotentiaries will pre
sent an ultimatum, fixing the date when the
treaty must be signed.
PABIB, March 1.Duke De Audeffret Pas
quier, president of the senate, and half a
dozen other senators, have withdrawn from
the Orleanist groupe known as constitution
als. This probably secures the passage of
the government bills of amnesty and state
HONOBS TO PBINCiS MILAN.
BELGBADE, March 1.Prince Milan ar
rived here to-day. The populace received
him in an unusually enthusiastic manner.
BEBLIN, March 1.Emperor William has
not yet signified his decision respecting Herr
The North German Gazette attacks the terri
torial waters jurisdiction bill now before the
British Parliament and charges the English
government with seeking to claim jurisdic
tion over foreign merchantmen passing the
straits of Dover, which the Gazette claims to
be the international way for the trade of the
LONDON, March 1.The statement that
Camphausen, the Prussian minister of
finance and vice-president of the minis
terial council, has resigned, is confirmed by
later dispatches. Though originally a liberal
free trader, his compliance with Bismarck's
wishes regarding the proposed imperial tax
ation schemes, brought on him a determined
attack of the national liberal party, which
compelled his resignation.
THE TBEATV OF PEACE.
LONDON, March 1.In the House of Lords
this afternoon Lord Derby, in reply to the
inquiry of Lord Granville, said he had reason
to believe the treaty of peace would be
signed to-morrow. Lord Derby also said a
rumor had reached him from many quarters,
which he hoped was true, that Russia had
abandoned her idea of the cession to her of
the Turkish fleet.
ENGLISH NAVAL ESTIMATE.
LONDON, March 1.It is stated in the lobbies
of Parliament that the navy estimates for 1878
to be published to-morrow will show an in
crease of 85,000 pounds, half of which is for
the transport of troops. The estimates show it
is the intention to commence four first class
ironclads and to complete five ironclads,
twenty-six corvetts and gunboats and thirty
torpedo-boats. The above increase is exclusive
of the portion of the vote of six million pounds
which has been devoted to the navy.
A dispatch from Athens states M. Tricoupes
has abandoned his mission to the courts of
TO BE WITHDBAWN.
LONDON, March 2.A telegram from Constan
tinople says it is probable the British fleet will
be withdrawn from Touzla to Ismid.
John Buskin's illness is brain fever. Earl
Russell's condition is greatly improved.
A Berlin special says Austria, in conse
quence of Germany's confidential representa
tions, has abandoned the idea of war, bnt would
occupy Bosnia and Herzegovina if Russia per
sists in her pretensions.
A Vienna dispatch says Count Andrassy has
informed the spokesman of the delegations that
the vote of credit is absolutely necessary. He
added the government would be satisfied if it
was passed by a small majority.
PESTH, March 1.The Hungarian delegation
has determined not to vote, the credit if it is
intended to be applied for the occupation of
Bosnia and Herzegovina. The delegation de
sires a fnll explanation of the government's in.
A despatch from Gallipoli, February 27th,
says a telegram from the Turkish minister of
war orders the Governor of the Dardanelles to
prevent any more men of war, whether British,
French or Austrian, from entering the Sea of
A Pera telegram of February 28th, says the
Porte is fully prepared to sign the treaty of
peace, except the clause concerning the iron
clads, on whi6h Russia is likely to insist, and
hence the signature of the treaty is expected
A St. Petersburg correspondent has reason
to believe Russia is disposed to come to an
amicable arrangement regarding the Straits,
bnt the initiation at England's supposed de
sign to form an offensive alliance with Austria
VIENNA, March 1.Negotiations concerning
the conference proceed slowly, but Austria's
resolution to bring about its meeting is un
shaken, and it will probably meet in spite of
the present apathy of the powers on the sub
Discussion on the vote of credit at the pre
liminary meeting of the Austrian delegation
lasted several hours. Only a few members de
clared against the credit, One section
ready to vote the money unconditionally while
the other was only willing to do so on condi
tion that it shall not be used in furtherance of
any scheme of annexation.
A telegram from Bucharest received in Paris,
states that Austria is concentrating troops at
ATHENS, March 1.The inhabitants of Mount
Olympus have risen and declared for a union
with Greece. Five hundred and fifty volun
teers from Greece joined them with two steam
er cargoes of rifles.
LONDON, March 2.A Per* correspondent un
derstands the Turks have evacuated the lines of
END OF THE CUBAN REBELLION.
MADBTD, March 1.In the Cortes to-day it
was announced thst-the Cuban central commit
tee, the executive and chiefs of the insurgents
had surrendered. A vote of thanks to the gen
erals and army in Cuba was immediately adopt
ed and the Cortes went in a body to congratu
late the king and queen.
LONDON, March 1.A dispatch from Vienna
says the willingness of Russia to grant conces
sions to Austria arises from the fact that the
princes of Roamania and Servia have resolved
to accept Austrian protection if it is attainable.
STANDING ON ITS DIGNITY.
ROME, March 1.Tie Italian government has
warned the Vatican authorities through the in
spector of police that they could take no meas
ures to prevent a possible disturbance at the
Pope's coronation, as the Pope did not recog
nize the King of Italy. The Vatican is indig
nant and it has been decided that the corona
tion shall be strictly private. An understand
ing between the papacy and Italy is as far off
MAJOR NEWSON'S LECTURE.
Gold in Minnesota as Well as the Black
The Academy of Natural Sciences was crowd
ed last night with a highly intelligent and
appreciative audience, gathered to listen to a
lecture by Major T. M. Newson. The Major
was introduced by Mr. R. O. Sweeny, and
opened his remarks by an allusion to twenty
five ears ago, the time he had been in Minne
sota, and the many changes that had been
wrought during those years. The time when
he rode to Rockford, Illinois, the end of the
railroad the great progress since thenwith St.
Paul now a populace city. He
alluded to his journey on foot to Lake
Superior, then later in a stage coach,
then on the first cars. Now St. Paul has twelve
railroads and 40,000 people. He rode over the
ground where Minneapolis now stands, when
there was but one house now see a great city.
He had refused lots at St. Cloud, and could not
realize the progress in these years. Then the
great Northern Pacific railroad started into be
ing, and he traced the results of that grand in
stitution, showing its effect upon the Western
country beyoad St. Paul, and finally pictured
Bismarck and the great area beyond that, inclu
ding the Yellowstone, and marked out what
the future would produco under the
progressive maich of the iron horse. He
then struck the Black Hills clearly delineated
its geological formation showed where gold
was found how obtained named the various
rocks in which the metal existed also exhib
iting several specimens frock described the
gold country in and abeut Deadwood the
placer diggings how the gold was procured
the amount of gold extracted, Ac. He also
spoke of the number of gold mills in operation
(fifty), how the metal waB commercially ob
tained, as well as the amount how the mills
paid, and kept his audience deeply interested
in the description of the chemical analysis of
the various rocks, showing he was not only
master of the matter practically but chemically.
He wove in many original ideas, and spoke
without notes for nearly two hours. After his
interesting, and we must say, original view of
matters in the Hills, he demonstrate by
certificates and facts in his possession, that gold
and silver existed in Minnesota. Geographic
ally considered, be deemed the northern por-i
tion of Minnesota as well adapted for a min
eral crop as the Black Hills, and proved by the
statements of professors who had tested the
rock on the north shore of Lake Superior, at
Vermilion and elsewhere in Minnesota, that it
contained precious metals in paving quantity.
($20 and upward to the ton.) His statements
were positive on this point, and he backed them
up by the incontrovertible proof, that is, proof
in the shape of assays from six of the very
best professors of chemistry in the United
States. He thought the rock in this State was
of a later date than those of the Hills or rather
more primitive, (the Hills being the oldest)
and that it would take more money to work it
as the metal was deeper in the bowels of the
earth, nature not having had time to oxyd the
iron and let out the tangible gold.
His lecture was interspersed with many
strong bits, and contained a great deal of val
uable information, told in an earnest, pleasant
manner, clearly showing that the major's trip
to the Hills has not injured his descriptive or
elocutionary powers. His audience was large
and greatly interested.
Captain William Bird, of Fairmont, the pop
ular and efficient sheriff of Martin county, ar
rived in the city this evening, and is stopping
at the Merchants.
Hon. J. A. Everett, Captain William Bird,
H. M. Blaisdell and A. Fancher, all of Fair
mont, Minnesota, summoned as witnesses in
the Cox case, arrived this evening and are the
guests of Colonel Allen.
Rev. Robert Smith, of St. Paul, is con
ducting a series of interesting and success
ful revival services in Preston, Fillmore
county, which are meeting with a hearty re
sponse from the people. The Albert Lea
Enterprise, speaking of his recent labors in
that village, says "His work has been very
effective. In the neighborhood of fifty con
versions were the fruits of his two weeks'
labors amongst us."
The following were among the arrivals at the
Merchants yesterday: Mrs. Bailey and daugh
ter, Waseca H. E. Roberts, Boston M. R.
Stevens, Buffalo M. F. Bidwell and wife, J. B.
Brown, Chicago Thomas H. Norris, Brooklyn
H. Hoyt, Chicago H. W. Mills, Lockport, N.
Y. C. H. Ireland, Hyde Park, Mass. E. Lowell,
Stillwater E. J. Perry and wife, Milwaukee
J. 8. Falls, Pittsburgh Joe Fratz, Chicago T.
H. Burdick, Wabashaw^W. D.Crooke, Chicago
L. J. Fletcher, Lake City C. E. Davis, River
Falls D. V. Touzalin Chicago J. McLaughlin,
Hugh Sutherland, Winnipeg John Breden,
Winnipeg Lewis Harrington, Hutchinson J.
J. Fishburn and wife, Minneapolis W. H.
Davy, Moorhead A. C. Trary, Chicago Miss
Nora Bradley, Lake City John E. Winn, New
York A. C. Mclntyre, Buffalo J. A. Everett,
Wm. Bird, Alison Fancher, H. M. B. Cardell
and wife Fairmount A. C. Stearns, St Charles
C. F. Hall, Glencoe L. M. Herman, New York
W. A. Broom, St. Louis T. D. Hughes, Jr.,
New York D. P. Brown, Chicago C. W. Nash,
Minneapolis J. D. Buyham, Faribault John
F. Meagher, John C. Wise, Mankato Fred. A
Smith, Cincinnati C.F. Freeman, Milwaukee
John P. Stevens, Boston: N. P. Clark, F.
H. Clark, St. Cloud: E. J. Stansbury, Milwau
kee S. Pollock, J. C. Pollock, Keokuk Thos.
E. Heenan, Minneapolis N. S. Goodhue, Still
water Geo. Gilbman, J. A. Giltman, Har
ry Ctiltmas, E. Kavanaugh, Morns
F. T. Bonier, Chicago J. D. Wooly, Deadwood,
D. T. John G. Wrestum, Deadwood, D. T.
Thos. W. Wallam, Stillwater W, H. Stimpeon.
Bismarck Dr. F. E. Lewis and wife, Alexan
dria, Minn. D. 8. VanGorder, Marine D. A.
Stewart, M. D., Marine J. P. Seymour. Cleve
land, Ohio A. F. Leopold, Chicago P. N. Skin
ner, Chicago I. D. Buck, Philadelphia O. 8.
Caspany, Chicago N. H. Ferris, Milwaukee P.
R. Herrick, Massillon,0. J. D. Haren andorife,
Kenosha, Wis. W. C. Lovering, Northfield
John T. Ames, Northfield 8. P. Snider, Minne
apolis G. M. Seymour, Stillwater W. T.
Smith, Boston H. A. Burns aud wife Moorhead
J. R. Howard and wife, Sauk Centre Miss H.
B. Thompson, St. James J. H. Burwell, Reck
Island W. 8. Applegate, Cleveland Charles
Kayser, St. Peter Miss May Albu, Miss Ger
trude ABra, Elk River W. C, Spaulding,
I Brainerd, w,_i_ v'' *-$?*- J,..*,,
The Muddle Concerning the Inquest and
Burial of Donohue.
Yesterday Coroner Stein applied to the Judge
of Probate for instructions in the matter of
the effects of the late Matthias Donohue, who
was accidently killed last week. The judge in
formed the coroner that he had appointed an
administrator to receive the estate. Mr. Stein
wished the judge to look over his statement of
accounts. The judge said he had nothing to
do with the matter the coroner must arrange
with the appointed administrator, whereupon
the coroner withdrew.
Last evening a GLOBE reporter called on Mr.
Stein to ask what hehad done in the Donohue
matter. He found the coroner in his office and
in reply to the reporter he said
that he had not yet done anything,
nor should he, till he was quite satified that be
was acting rightly.
There have been some very unjust reflections
cast upon me, hesaid, because of my action in
this matter, but I wish to say that I have tried
to do my duty, as I always shall while in office.
I was justified in holding an inquest, for I was
not satisfied that the man's death did not arise
from some neglect on the part of the contractor.
I was told that a man was discharged fifteen
minute** before the accident happened, because
he would not work under the overhanging
reeks. 14 was because of this that I examined
witnesses to see if any fault lay with the eon
The expensive funeral they talk about was not
my doing at all. O'Brien and the people whom
he boarded with wanted a decent funeral, and
as the deceased had money I was legally em
powered to allow it. They wanted I should get
him a good coffin and have amass said. I went
to an undertaker and asked what ho would
charge and he said $45 or $50. I told O'Brien
and the people and they bargained with the un
dertaker with my sanction. I went to Father
Shanly to see what he would charge for mass.
I told him I would not pay much, when he said
be would read mass for one dollar and a
"blessed" grace would be five dollars.
For my authority I had this letter
GBOTOS, Feb. 23.Dear Sir: Please send my
brother's trunk and clothes and balance of
money after his burial. Please let me know
how hisdeath occurred.
From Mathias' brother, MICB'L DONOHCK.
Theso are the bills of expenses, he said, hand
ing a bundle ef papers to the reporter, who
found them to be as follows:
N. Gross, for hearse, two carriages and
candles for wake $17 25
Conveying trunk to express office 25
Message to deceased's brother 17 5
James Kenedy, shaving, washing and
dressing 5 00
Father Shanlev- grave and mass 6 00
Two men to watch 2 00
I have herehe continued, producing a roll
of greenbacks$104.75, which I am
ready to hand over, with the trunk and other
things belonging to deceased, to the proper
authorities to receive them. But I want to
know who is going to pay me for the two days
work which I performed after the inquest.
Somebody is, either the'estate or the county.
A STRANGE OVERSIGHT.
A Chunk of Ramsey County Which
There are probably few readers of TH E
GLOBE aware that a portion of Ramsey
county has been lost, and it becomes our
pleasing duty, this morning, to restore it to
its original owners.
In 1857 a bill was passed providing for
organizing the County of Aitkin. The
original bill which passed included part of
the northern port ion of Benton and Ramsey
counties in the new county of Aitkin, but
did not include all of the northern portion of
those counties. In 1871, another act was
passed enlarging the territory of Aitkin,
and including all that was originally in the
Northern part]of Benton and Ramsey coun
ties. Tho constitution provides
that no territory can be taken
from an organized county without
a vote of the people, and neither Benton or
Ramsey county having voted on the subject,
it follows that they each own a slice of
The county seat of Aitkin county is in
Benton county, and Ramsey county has a
slice of three or four townships, including
Eimberly station, on the Northern Pacific
There is considerable taxable property
in these townships, and it becomes the
County Commissioners and Assessor to
make amends for past dereliction by putting
it on the Ramsey county tax rolls.
Judge Brill's calender, in his division of
the district court, is pretty nearly cleared
for the present.
Our protectors and our instructors were
both made happy yesterdaythe police were
paid a montn's wages, and the teachers drew
a month's salary.
The regular monthly business meeting of the
"temperance reform club" will be be held this
evening at 8 o'clock sharp. A full attendance
is earnestly requested.
Vhe State Register, of Des Moines, in
speaking of the production of the opera of
"Joseph" in that city, mentions Mr. W. H,
Leib quite flatteringly.
Hon. H. M. Rice yesterday succeeded Cal.
Uline as county treasurer, after a number of
years' honorable and creditable occupancy of
that office by the latter.
Father Shanley has secured tVe Opera
house for St. Patrick's night, when there
will be a muafcal and dramatic entertain
ment of more than usual attractions.
In accordance with the act of March 7,
1873, Gov. Pillsbury yesterday appointed
Hon. J. Q. Farmer, of Fillmore county, as
the ad interim judge of the tenth judicial
district, pending the impeachment trial of
Judge Sherman Page, of that district.
Another indication of a speedy opening of
navigation was afforded yesterday. Capt.
Bus Kuley, the old-time and respected navi
gator of the waters of the St. Croix, was in
the city interviewing Capt. Reaney regarding
the regular excursions to the Dalles of the
St. Croix during the incoming season.
The Hessian band last night even surpris
ed itself. The programme was the best they
have presented to a St. Paul audience, and
the audience was the largest that they have
confronted in this city. The programme
was fnll of gems which were brilliantly per
formed, and the Opera House was crowded
with people who were carried away with en
thusiasm. It will be a long time ere the
people forget the Royal Hessians and the
musical feast they gave them last night.
They play afternoon and evening in
The troubles of a peanut stand owner re
ceived verification yesterday morning in the
experience of Mr. Mead, who runs the fruit and
cigar establishment in the Capitol lobby. On
opening out his treasures for* the day's sales he
discovered that even in those classic halls
thieves can and will break through and steal.
Sometime during the night the door of his
cupboard had been torn off its binges, and five
boxes of cigars, sundry packages of candies,
various lots of fruit and assorted plugs of to
bacco had been abstracted. These the depre
dator had calmly packed into one of Mead's
baskets, and quietly walked out, never having
once disturbed, or aroused the suspicion of the
night watchman on duty. Four boys were ar
retted last night by Detective Brissette as the
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