ENGLAND DISCOVERS A NEW CAUSE
Fears that the Roumanians are Preparing a
Torpedo Surprise for the FleetAttempt
ed Assassination of Prince MilanThe
Thunderer More Hopeful for Peace
Canadians to be Recruited in Case of
MISTRUST AND UNEASINESS.
LONDON, March 2.A Constantinople special
says Great mistrust and uneasiness is. felt
respecting the Russian designs on the Bos
phorus. They can occupy the Chanak forts at
a moment's notice. Movements, the objects of
which are not apparent, are still progressing.
The position of the British ships at Tuzlo is re
garded as critical, owing to the short run for
torpedo boats fiom Tehek Medge or San Ste
fano. It is strongly suspected that the Thorn
croft torpedo boat and Whitehead torpedoes are
being dispatched to the Sea of Marmora in
sections. The Iluhsians occupy Charkoi,
Radofate, Eighsts, Silivri and Tehekmedje, all
of which aro admirably suited as a basis for
torpedo operations, Bhould it be decided to
menace our fleet. Precautions are taken night
ly to guard the vessels against a surprise.
OCCUPATION OF CONSTANTINOPLE.
VIENNA, March 2.The Political Correspond
ence publishes a Constantinople difepatch which
says reliable intelligence from various quarters
agree in the statement that the entry of a por
tion of the Russian army into Constantinople
may be shortlj expected irrespective of the
signature or delay in the signature of peace.
The same paper has a semi-official communica
tion from St. Petersburg taking exception to
Count Andrassy's demand for 6,000,000 florins.
It says, though not intended for armaments, it
is directed against Russia. This credit places
Austria outwardly on the same footing as
England. Russia has certainly no objection to
Austria,s occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Austria objects to compete autonomyof thewhole
of Bulgaria formed into a single province and
its two year occupation by Russia. The latter
combats a portion of Bulgaria into two pro
vinces, instancing the fruitlessness of stipula
tions separating Moldavia and Wallachia. A
temporary Russian occupation imperative
for the maintenance of tranquility and pre
vention of exercises by Bulgarians, but the
measures of control and supervision may be
taken to prevent the occupation assuring the
character of conquest or an assimulation thereto.
MILITARY AND NAVAL.
LONDON, March 2.Lieut. Gen. MacDougall,
chief of the intelligence department of the war
office, will in May take command of the forces
in Canada. It is understood that in the event
of war Gen. MacDougall will have authority to
raise ten thousand Canadians for seivice in
Europe. Vice Admiral Inglefield will in May
assume command of the fleet on the North
American and West Indian stations. All offi
cers on leave received orders to hold themselves
in readiness to join their regiments and depart
ments immediately on leceipt of telegraphic
WON'T OIYE IT OP.
BKIXHIADE, March 2.An extraordinary cab
inet council took place to-day. Prince Milan
presided, all the militaiy authorities present.
It is said it was resolved not to resign the ter
ritory which Servia has conquered in new Bul
garia. The Servian army will foi the present
remain on a full war footing. Artillery re
serves are being organized, Prince Milan will
return to the headquarters at Nisch. It is
hoped, however. Russia will yield to Servia's
BKLGIUDE, March 2.Fort\-one respectable
citizens have been imprisoned at Serrendria
and a number at Parathschin and Jagadina,
charged with conspiring to assassinate Prince
Milan ou his homeward journey.
LONDON, March 2.The Times says the an
nouncements Parliament yesterday evening
will be welcomed as reviving some hope of a
peaceful settlement of the Eastern question.
THE NEW POPE'S POLICY.
ROME, March 2.It is said the pope intends
to dismiss the pontifical gendarmes and Swiss
guards. He will probably reside mostly at
Castle Gandolfo, a village fourteen miles south
east of Rome, in order to be away from the
Italian government. The report of the appoint
ment of Cardinal Simeoni as pontifical secre
tary of state is premature.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 2.The Russians
have made substantial concessions regarding
the boundaries of Bulgaria. This point is now
settled. The question of war indemnity was
debated to-day. To facilitate its payment
Russia has abandoned her claim to the Turkish
fleet. The signing of peace negotiations is near
MORE RUSSIAN TROOPS.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 2.The Czar has
ordered out four divisions of reserves, with
DU EL IN FRANCE.}
PARIS, March 2.In consequence of the re
criminations Friday in the Chamber of Depu
ties, about the verification of the election,
Paul De Cassagnac and Mr. Thompson of the
Left fought a duel to-day at St. Germaine.
Cassagnac's sword pierced Thompson's throat
inflicting probably a fatal wound.
ROME, March 2.The Italian government
categorically denies that the reason why the
Vatican countermanded the puplic coronation
of the pope was the government's inability to
prevent disiespectful and hostile manifesta
HONORING KING HUMBERT.
ROME, March 2.The Duke of Abercorn to
day invested King Humbert with the Order of
the Garter and presented a letter from Queen
Victoria. Remarkably warm cordis ities were
exchanged. Ex-President Grant is expected to
arrive in Rome on the 15th inst.
Twenty Cents on the Dollar.
PHILADELPHIA, March 2.A meeting of cred
itors of C. J. Fell & Co. was held this after
noon, and a report submitted recommending
the acceptance of twenty per cent in cash, to
be realized from the sale ot stock, merchandise
and book accounts, and that the assignee be
appointed to take charge of the real estate of
the firm, from which it is anticipated addi
tional dividends of 25 to 50 per cent will be
realized within a short time.
Winona and Chatfield Narrow Gauge Rall
Road-Low Water in the River.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
WINONA, Feb. 2.The citizens' committee,
who have just returned from a trip over the
proposed narrow gauge road from Winona to
Chatfield, report a unanimous sentiment in
favor of the road in all towns visited, except in
Chatfield. These same citizens favor the Dover
branch. The committee think one hundred
thousand dollars can be raised in the towns
along the route, exclusive of this city, in aid
of the enterprise.
The water is very low in the river here, and
no prospect of an early start among steam
boats. Nearly all grain at river points went
East by rail during-the winter.
THE TARIFF CRAZ E
Pennxvlyanians Demonstrate for a Contin
uance of the Policy That Has Ruined
POTTSTOWN, Pa., March 2.The demonstration
to protest against the tariff bill recently pre
sented to the House of Representatives by the
wajs and means committee, was a large affair.
The piocession was an hour in passing the
Clark hotel, where it was received by Gov.
Hartranft, Lieutenaut Governor Lotta and
others. The different trades and industries
were fully represented. Gov. Hartranft made
an address at the meeting organized after the
procession. He said that a system of protec
will give relief to the industries
of the countiy. and that no doubt
the time will come when our superior natural
resources may enable us to compete with huccess
in all the markets of the world. But it will
not do to remove the scaffolding until the
structure is complete. We do not now ask the
assistance of piotection that will encourage
new enterprises, put simply a continuance of
the system that will enable those already in ex
istence to resume operations. He was rejoiced
to see capitalists and workingmen, employer
and employed, banded together for the bame
end, labor recognizing the fact that whatever
benefits capital benefits labor, a truth too often
forgotten through the influence of demagogues
and only so now fully remembered when crip
pled capital can no longer employ needy labor
The following resolutions were read and
To the Honorable, the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled:
The memorial of workmen employed in in
dustrial establishments located in the Schuyl
kill valley of Pennsylvania, without reference
to political cieed or opinion, respectfully pre
sent the appended resolutions as a protest
against the passage of the tariff bill now be
fore the committee on ways and means:
WHEREAS, The tariff bill in many of its pro
visions will seriously affect the prosperity of
trades and manufactures whereby we make a
living for ourselves and families and
WHEREAS, The enactment of this revised tariff
bill would utterley destroj the industries we
WHEREAS, We deem this as a fitting time to
give utterance to our views concerning the un
settled condition of business due to the tariff
bill now offered, and we, the 10.000 workmen
assembled in Pottstown March 2, 1878, on be
half of ourselves and ten times 10,000 fellow
woikmen in this valley unable to attend, do
IteMtlve, That when the stagnation which has
existed in every avenue of business and trade
tor the past few years seems to ield to the
lust currents of returning activit} which prom
ise a better return for our labor, it is at this
juncture of the highest importance that all
national legislation to regulate commerce
should be inspired by calm deliberation and
Re^olwd, That very many sections of the
proposed bill bearing on various branches of
industry here represented, are of a nature ut
terly antagonistic to our welfare, and surely
productive of continued business prostration.
Rtwlvcd, That we believe it to be impolitic
and unwise to alter, amend, or in any way im
pair the efficacy of the existing tariff laws, and
that the many past years of prosperity are the
best evidence of their wisdom in promoting
the welfaieof the people.
RevolvedThat the unexampled development
of our resources is vitallj due to the fostering
care of a protective tariff, is an unanswerable
argument favor of its continuance.
ResolvedThat every element of patriotism
demanded the advancement of protection of
home resources which concedes the right to
crush our own in order that foreign interests
may be advanced in contradiction of the bpirit
of a Republican government for a free, indus
trioub and intelligent people.
The resolution passed by the Philadelphia
di ug exchange expressing sympathy with the
sentiments ot the mass meeting here to-day,
were read and applaused. Dispatches were
also read from Senator Cameron, and W. D.
Schell, auditor-general elect, expressing their
regiet at not being able to attend, and declar
ing their full sympathy with the objects of the
meeting. It is estimated there were 15,000
AT NEW ALBANY, IND.
NEW ALBANY, Iud., March 2.A mass meet
ing of the manufacturers and workmen of
this city was held at the Opera House to-night
to protest against the passage of the Woods
tariff. The meeting was presided over by P.
R. Stay, president of the iron works and
60 Vice Presidents chosen from the various
branches of industry in our city were selected.
The resolutions demanded that frequent
changes in legislation present a want of confi
dence, and is destructive to bus
iness enterprise that the bill now
pending in Congress will destroy the industry
of our country, bring ruin to capitalists and
starvation to employes that a protective tariff
is a necessity in order to promote the growth of
our industries that the Wood tariff bill is in
the interest of foreigners that Congress, con
suming time and money on the pending bill, is
unwise, unpatriotic, and at variance with the
national welfare and finally, they demand the
passage of such resolutions as will stamp out
the Wood tariff bill and all kindred measures.
Surrender of Cuban Insurgents.
HAVANNA, March 2.The insurgent forces at
Remedios, under Carello, will surrender their
armB on the 5th inst. The insurgent chiefs,
Jemenez and Sanetez. with 427 men, 71 women
anh 30 children, have surrendered in the neigh
borhood of Trocha. The number of insurgents
surrendered in Puerto Principe is reported at
six hundred men with four hundred members
of their families.
Suit for the Recovery of the Arlington Es
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 2-Thesuit of Gen. G.
W. Curtis Lee againBt F. Kaufman and others,
for the recovery of the Arlington estate,
bought in under a direct tax sale by the gov
ernment, was begun in the United States dis
trict court before Judge Hutches, to-day.
The Church of Scotland.
OTTAWA, Ont. March 2.The petition of Sir
Hugh Allen, Rev. Gavin Lang, and others, ask
ing for the incorporation of the Church of
Scotland in Canada, was thrown out by the
committee on standing order, on account of in
Harvard and Yale Rowing Contest.
NEW LONDON, CONN., March 2.Captains
Bancroft and Harvard, representing the Har
vard and Yale University crews, this afternoon
sailed over the course for the race on the 28th
of June. Prof. A. M. Wheeler, of Yale, was
chosen referee. The rules governing the race
will be the same as those of former races.
RECORD FOR THE LAST DAT OF THE
Gathered by News Agents for Sunday Read
ing-Six Hangings in the listPerjury
and Other Criminal OffensesMissouri
Family Burn ed to DeathMiscellaneous
CHARGED WITH PERJURY.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 2.Charges of perjury
have been brought against J. C. Duncan and
Thos. Gray,Duncan's father-in-law, ex-secretary
and president of the Pioneer bank, for having
published sworn statements last July falsify
ing the condition of the affairs of the bank.
The general impression is that Gray, as presi
dent, was merely a figure-head, knowing noth
ing of the affairs of the bank, and having no
voice in its control. Gray furnished bail, but
Duncan remains in confinement.
FAMILY BURNED TO DEATH.
ST. LOULS, March 2.A special from Illinois
town says: Neighbors discovered the house of
Moritze Kaiser at Fish Landing, on the Mis
sissippi river, fifteen miles south of Waterloo,
on fire esterday morning. The structure was
almost consumed before the inmates were ob
served. The charred bodies of Kaiser, his wife
and six children were taken from the ruins.
KILLED IN THE ACT OF BURGLARY.
FORT SCOTT, Kansas, March, 2.A man nam
ed Bernard McKinna was shot and fatally
wounded about 2 a. m. yesterday bj a night
watchman in the Fort Scott & Gulf railroad
yard, while attempting to break into the pas
senger depot. The deceased was entirely un
known here and had stated the previous even
ing that his home was in Springfield, 111. Let
ters found on his person, however, indicate
that his friends, or at least his sister, recently
resided in Providence, R. I.
WANTS TO TELL FOR $5,000.
PUILADELPHLV, March 2.The prosecuting at
torney of Camden county. N. J., has received
an anonymous letter, saying that for $5,000 the
writer will give such information as will lead
to the conviction of the person who murdered
John M. Armstrong. He adds, if the offer is
accepted through the personal column of a
morning paper, he will give an interview. Also,
if he doeB not give satisfactory information, he
will make no claim to the amount. The prose
cuting officers say the county will accept the
terms, and rely only on the writer's informa
tion to strengthen their case. The insurance
companies will not pay any attention to the
anonymous letter, preferring justice Bhould
take its course in a proper way.
A TRIPLE HANGING.
MARION, Ala., Maich 2.Albert Young, Rob
ert Joneb, Silas Wright, and Lucius Porter, all
colored, were hanged in the jail here yesterday,
for the murder of Isaac D. Moore, white, on
Nov. 26th, 1876. The necks of young Wright
and Jones were broken. Porter died from
FATAL RAILWAY COLLISION.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., March 2.By'a col
lision of freight trains on the New York Cen
tial railroad a caboose was wrecked, two cars
pitched into the liver and Curtis A. Kellogg, of
the firm of Kellogg, Clark & Co., produce deal
ers, Pittsford. was killed.
HANGING IN MONTANA.
HELENA, Mont., Feb 2.Michael MeAndrews
was hung at Radersburg Montana, at 2 p. m.,
for murdering a man named Mower last fall,
with whom he had traveled from the Black Hills.
The evidence was circumstantial. He made no
SENTENCED TO HANG.
CLEVELAND, O., March 2.The motion for a
new trial in the case of McGill, convicted of
the murder of Mary Kelly, was over-ruled this
afternoon, and McGill sentenced to be hanged
on the twenty-sixth of June.
CINCINNATI, March 2.The dry goods house
of Alins & Doepke, this city, was robbed by
burglars of between $3,000 and $4,000 worth of
POTTSVILLE, Pa., March 2.By an explosion
of sulphur gas in Lower Ranch Creek mine,
near Tremont, Frank Alspach, Albert Snyder,
Henry Faust and Thomas Tegely were seriously
burned, the last named fatally.
GONE UP IN SMOKE.
FAIHHAVEN, Vt., March 2.The burning of
Silkins Brothers' hardware store, J. W. Park
hurst's dwelling and L. W. Collins' millinery
establishment caused a loss of $20,000. Insur
N EW YOHK, March 2. A fire in West, Bradley
& Carey's corset factory, 227 and 229 WeBS
Twenty-ninth street, caused a loss of $25,000.
CINCINNATI, March 2.In the breach of
promise case of Dickey vs. Titus, at Hamilton,
Ohio, the jury to-night returned a verdict
awarding the plaintiff $6,000.
PHILADELPHIA, March 2.Seven persons were
sentenced to-day for making, passing and hav
ing counterfeit money to terms of imprison
ment ranging from four months to twelve
AN ABSCONDING TOWN DEFAULTER.
LAWRENCE, Mass., March 2.Chas. S. Whit
tier, town clerk and treasurer of Methuen left
town Thursday, and to-day a letter was read
from him saying he should not return as he
was short in his accounts. An investigation
shows he is a. defaulter. His bondsmen are
liable. Whittier was recently conspicuously
before the public in connection with a fight
over the Methuen postmastership.
A LL AROUND THE GLOBE.
Selah Chamberlain, of Cleveland, O., has
been appointed receiver for Greenleaf, Norris
& Co., of Exchange Place, New York.
Charles Nahl, the artist, of San Francisco, iB
A grandson or Commodore Vanderbilt is au
thority for saying that Wm. H. Vanderbilt will
settle the suit between himself and his brother
Cornelius, by paying the latter one million
The funeral of Hon. B. F. Wade will take
place on Tuesday, March 5th, at 1 o'clock in the
afternoon. At the request of Mr. Wade, made
some time since, it will be very unostentatious.
Suggestions for the Sabbatarians.
To tfee Editor of THE GLOBE.
Your answer to the so-called religious par
ty is about the best I have read in a long
while. The ministers of the present day
preach what they do not practice. If ib is
their desire to have this city such a model
paradise, why don't they preach that it is a
sin to ride to church, and give the poor ani
mals a chance to rest after a week of toil,
and give their servants a little more rest.
Another thing. Such as object to the
papers need not read them, but, you bet,
jaa^jfc^& v- -w:-r-tis$$^ $* ^st?* -^f
ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1878.
they are the first to grab them on Sunday,
and learn the state of the money, wheat, and
other markets, and they take the regular col
lections, and beg, outside of that, like other
old professionals, without a blush, and tell
you that you will surely go to hell if you fail
to do your duty. Now, sending one to hell
direct on Sunday, I think, is not very nice.
An Early Adjournment ProbableTem
perance Measure KilledImportant Bills
[Special Telegram to HE GLOBE.]
MADISON, Wis., March 2.The business of
the Senate shows well for an early adjourn
ment. There have been thirty-two bills and
two memorials to Congress sent to the Gov
ernor, forty indefinitely postponed, one re
fused engrossment and forty-six in and in the
hands of committees, the balance in hands of
clerks being enrolled and engrossed. The
amendments to the bill to cheapen school
books provides for the appointment of five
commissioners to take in consideration the
various propositions of uniformity of text
books, and the cost of the same, and provides
for a report to the next Legislature the pro
ceedings of the commission and the piopnety
of the enactment of a law on the subject.
The joint resolution for an amendmenf to the
constitution prohibiting the sale of intoxicating
liquors, was killed by the constitutional num
ber not voting. The vote stood, ayes 13 nayes
7. A motion was made to reconsider the vote,
and the bill laid aside till Tuesday.
The resolution for an amendment to the con
stitution making the school age six to twenty
one years, was adopted.
Bills passed, legalizing the acts of the com
mon council of Chippewa Falls appropriating
$69,000 for the State insane asylum relating to
booms on the Wisconsin river to prevente the
making and publication of deceptive state
ments in relation to the business of fire insur
ance companies, and concurred in the bill re
lative to the improvement of Embarrass river.
In the assembly the bill was concurred in to
prevent the making and publication of de
ceptive statements of insurance companies.
Both houses adjourned till Monday evening,
Store Honor Vindicated by the Bullet.
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27.Another re
markable duel occurred on yesterday, be
tween Richard Walker and Augustus "Wilcox,
cousins, and young men of high social posi
tion in Charles City county, about thirty
five miles from here. The misunderstand
ing leading to the rencontre grew out of an
old disagreement concerning a division of
some landed estates belonging to the fath
ers of the duelists. A controversy dating
back many years anterior to this occurrence
arose as to the boundary lines between the
plantations of the elder "Wilcox and Walker,
both of whom have been at loggerheads
about the matter for some time. Last week
Chas. McClellan, a son-in-law of Maj.
"Walker* one of the contestants, and Phillip
Wilcox, the other disputant, met, when harsh
language passed betwen them, re
sulting in McClellan's challenging Wilcox.
The invitation to settle the feud which had
been between the Wilcoxes and the Walkers
since the days of the revolution, in this way
was accepted, seconds chosen, and the spot
for the encounter to take place settled upon.
The matter had, however, leaked out, result
ing in the arrest, by order of the judge of
the county court, of the would-be duelists.
When taken in charge by the sheriff of the
county, Gus Wilcox, a son of the challenged
party, denounced Walker in the most oppro
brious language, and was as harshly answered
by Walker's son, Richard. On yesterday
morning" Richard Walker and Gus Wilcox
met, their friends say, by accident, on a coun
try road. No one else was present. As soon
as they got within pistol-shot both com
menced firing their revolvers simultaneously.
After a shot or two, Wilcox said to Walker,
"Hold on my pistol is out of order and
won't fire," to which Walker replied, "All
right I'm not in a hurry, and I'll wait."
The pistol being readjusted, firing began
again, and the result was that Walker fell,
shot through the face, and exhausted with
loss of blood, and Wilcox received a slight
wound in the arm. Both of the young men
have been arrested. The affair has created
quite a sensation in the community where it
Consider it on its Merits.
The matter should be considered irrespec
tive of the merits or demerits of the Merrill
bill. If that measure embodies a principle
that may form a very dangerous precedent
for future legislation, or is impracticable or
visionary in its details, the fact that any in
terest, from purely selfish purposes, has
sought to defeat it, ought not in the slightest
degree to influence votes in its favor. It Is
not a very uncommon device of shrewd lob
byists to endeavor to attach a taint of cor
ruption to a measure which they are secretly
endeavoring to defeat, that they may thus
secure the votes of honest but easily prej
udiced men against it, and this fact should
serve to induce legislators to regard measures
upon their merits, looking beyond the selfish
influences that may be immediately inter
ested to insure their success or defeat. There
are many in the State who are actuated by
the purest and most disinterested motives in
opposing the Merrill text book bill, as there
are likewise many who believe it the wisest
measure that can be adopted. Their opin
ions are formed irrespective of the machina
tions of book publishers' agents, er the
strikers of the Merrill ring and they have
a common interest in insisting upon the pun
ishment of bribery in whatever cause it may
Ute Indians Want a Scrimmage.
RAWLINS, Wy., March 2.A letter received
here from reliable parties on Snake river says
the Ute Indians are acting in a very defiant
manner. They have already killed 125 head of
cattle and threaten to go on the war path when
the grass comes. A letter from Bear river
states that the people are greatly excited over
the actions of the Indians and are preparing
places of safety for the women and children.
Cowhlded by a Brother Editor.
POTTSVILLE, Pa., March 2.Sol. Foster, jr.,
editor of the Evening Chronicle, was cowhided
this forenoon by F. B. Field, local editor of the
Cotton Mills to be Stopped.
FALL RIVER, Mass., March 2.The board of
manufacturerers to-night voted unanimously
to stop the mills two weeks in March and two
weeks in April.
THE [PICKINGS OF A DULL DAT.
Texas Pacific Railroad Bill to be Re
ported to the House-Amendments to the
New Tariff Bill-Treasury, Statement for
Texas Pacific Rill to be Reported.
WASHINGTON, March 2.-The House commit
tee on Pacific railroads to-day by a majority
vote decided to recommend the passage of the
Texas railroad bill in the precise terms reported
by the sub-committee last week. Representa
tive House will report the measure at the first
call of the committee. The members who vot
ed aye are House, Chalmers, Elam, O'Neill
Caswell and Cole. Two of the thirteen mem
bers of the committee, Hewitt and Morrison,
were absent from the meeting todav, but
their votes were cast by proxy against'it, to
gether with those of Messrs. Luttrell, Landers.
Blair and Bice, who were present. It was un
derstood and agreed, however, that every mem
ber should be at liberty to take such position
in the House concerningn thet bill or any of it
011 J^men may hereaftes 8
dictate regardless of his vote to-dav. The
committee consequently resumed considera
tion of the prf and hearid the
S Cher's be
half of the Kansas Pacific railroad company.
The Tariff and Patent Laws.
WASHINGTON, March 2.The committee of
ways and means to-day amended the tariff bill
as follows: Cigars, and cigarettes made in
part or in whole of paper or any substance, and
tobacco and cheroots of all kinds, $3.50 per
pound tobacco in the leaf, unmanufactured
and not stemmed 35 cents per pound tobacco
stem, 15 cents per pound sawed boards,
planks, deals and other lumber of hemlock,
white wood, cottonwood, spruce and sycamore,
50 cents per thousand feet board measure
all other varieties of sawed lumber one
dollar per thousand feet board measure but
when lumber of any sort is planed or finished
addition to the rates herein provided, there
shall be levied and
fogroyed,side reach so planed
7 5 cents per
or finished, 25 cts. per 1000 feet and if planed
?n 1 x'-
1000 feet timber, hewn or sawed, squared or
sided, and timber used in building wharves
and spars, $3.00 per 1000 cubic feet hubs,
wheel posts &c.. rough hewn or sawed
only, is increased to 15 per centum
acl valorem house or cabinet furniture of
whatever material, not otherwise provided for
in pieces or rough and not finished, 30 per cent!
ad valorem cabinet wares and house furniture
finished, 35 per cent, ad valorem casks and
barrels, empty sugar box shooks, tobacco box
shooks and packing boxes of wood, not other
wise provided for, 20 per cent, ad valorem.
The Senate committee on patents will report
early next week to the Senate the pending bill
providing for a general revision of the existing
patent laws. It is understood the amend
ments are not very material.
Speculatina in Dead Greasers.
WASHINGTON, March 2.The House committee
on military affairs to-day heard the testimony
of Lieutenant Turner, of Fort Clarke, Rio
Grande, in relation to Mexican border outrages,
Lieutenant Turner said the raids upon Ameri
can soil had been made solely by Indians, and
that Mexican citizens were not engaged in dep
redations on the border. He related several in
cidents of depredations on the Mexican side by
Americans. During the recent absence of Col.
Shafts in Washington, an American scout
crossed into Mexico, killed a man and brought
his body into Texas to secure the reward of 50
offered by the authorities of the town, on the
Texas side, for the person of the murdered
The committee on civil service reform con
tinued the investigation into the affairs of
Doorkeeper Polk, and Clerk Adams testified in
relation to the rolls of the doorkeeper sent to
his office, and the employment and discharge of
men, as shown by the rolls.
WASHINGTON, March 2.The treasury now
holds $346,577,550 in United States bonds held
for circulation, and $13,593,000 in bonds to se
cure public deposits.
United States bonds deposited for circulation
for the weekending to-day, $20,450.
Bonds held for circulation withdrawn for the
week ending to-day $236,000.
National bank circulation outstanding, cur
rency notes $320,486,263.
Gold notes, $1,432,120.
Internal revenue receipts $29,460,029.
Custom receipts $55,963,295.
Receipts of national bank notes for the week
ending to-day, as compared witii the corres
ponding period of last vear:
1877$4,105,00. 1878$3,011,000. Receipts to-day, $344,000.
WASHINGTON, March 2.Gen. Smith, chief of
the appointment division, treasury department
will be appointed a paymaster in the army and
assistant chief Lamphire will become chief.
Edward S. Pierrepont, ex-minister to Eng
land called to-day on President Hayes and Sec
Don't Want to Give the People a Chance.
These amendments, just as they evidently
are to the Merrill jobbers, were opposed
with all the vigor Donnelly & Co. could
command. It was not proposed to give the
people the slightest chance to get rid of the
contract until the full profits had been se
cured. As it is the contractors have all the
advantage. The books must be taken, and
those in use given up, and when the new
books have once been supplied and forced
into service, it will be hard to induce three
fourths of the people to vote in favor of the
change. It matters little how poor the
books and how ridiculous the law under
which they are furnished. One
fourth the voters of any county, can force
the other three-fourths to retain the law
but with this great advantage, Donnelly and
Merrill are dissatisfied, and well they may
be. Had the amendment been liberal
enough to have allowed a majority of the
people to decide whether the law should be
operative or not, no opponent of the bill
would have found any fault but that was
not the object. The law is an unjust law, a
discriminating law, a swindling' law and an
unconstitutional law, and a majority of the
people will not be slow in finding it out and
setting the seal of their disapprobation upon
it, by remembering the imbeciles and rascals
who have fastened it upon them.
Boats were running last week between
Wabashaw and Winona.
A new steamboat is being built by C. H.
Alsop, of Brainerd, which is intended to ply
regularly between Brainerd and Pokegema
Falls, and the enterprise is expected to devel
op a new and inviting trade.
The Strange Disappearance of Hermann
For some twelve months back, Hermann.
Trott, Esq., land commissioner of the St.
Paul Pacifio railroad company, has had
residing with him a nephew, named H.
Fehler, a youth aged 19 years, who came
from Germany at the time of his arrival in
this city. The young man has enjoyed but
indifferent health since coming to this coun
try. On Thursday evening last,, a party of
young people were assembled at Mr. Trott's
residence, 211 Eighth street, engaged in in
nocent amusements, in which,, however,
Fehler refused to join, saying he did not
feel very well, and went to bed at 9 p.
On the following morning, Fehler left the
house about 7 a. m., and, up to 9 o'clock last
night, when a GLOBE reporter called at the
house, had neither been seen nor heard of.
The missing youth is five feet seven or
eight inches in height, very light com
plexioned, with very light blonde hair, no
beard, blue eyes, full face, and broad
shouldered. He wore, on his sudden and un
explained departure, a dark suit of clothes,
blue heavy overcoat and black helmet hat.
He was known to have upon his persona
heavy gold ring, which he wore on the little
finger of the left hand, and a Bilver-cased
watch, and, it is supposed, he carried a
Smith & Wesson revolver. Although of
German nativity, Young Fehler speaks
English quite fluently.
Fehler's mysterious and unaccountable
disappearance necessarily creates exceeding
anxiety among his relatives and friends, by
whom it is thought he may have wandered
from the city while under temporary mental
aberration, superinduced by his late sickness.
His monetary resources could not have been
very great, as the monthly allowance,,
furnished to him by his uncle, had not been
paid when he went away. Any informationy
therefore, respecting the wanderer will be
most grateful to Mr. Trott, who maybe,
found at the address above furnished, or
at the land office of the St. Paul & Pacific
railroad, on the levee, foot of Sibley street.
[Before Judge Wilkin.]
In the matter of Hunthey and Smith
against Gracie A. Richter, a new trial was.
Edward Ekson, drunk, was reprimanded
John Rouleau, for assault and battery,
found bail, paid costs and was discharged.
Augusta Brown and Joseph Brown, for as
sault committed on Mary Dehli, continued
to Mkich 9th at 9 a. m.
Frank Bussey, aged 14, Frank Deck 16,
Peter Shank 11, Samuel Bussey 12, arrested
in connection with the cigar and candy rob
bery at the capitol, were discharged after
Richard Smith, Michael Reilly and Ed
ward Fox, charged with stealing a quantity
of cigars and candies at the capitol, contin
ued until March 8th at 9 a. m. Committed
on default of bail.
The Philharmonic club will give a concert
at the Opera House Tuesday evening.
At midnight the weather promised a neat
little brewing in the way of a storm.
"The Ides of March have come," yet noth
ing is heard of that long threatened raid by
the S. S. P.
The typo made a sad blunder yesterday in
the notice of the old settler John Bush. It
was stated that he came to Fort SneUing in
1846, when it should have been twenty years
By the way, is it not about time something
was discovered concerning the thieves who
burglarized Oariveau & Priedman's estab
ishment some weeks ago? Where is our
thousand dollar detective?
At the meeting of the Academia to-mor
row evening, Mr. S. J. Corrigan will read a
paper on the "History of Astronomy."
Members are specially requested to attend,
as there is business of importance to be dis
Judge Brill held a session of the district
court yesterday afternoon for examination of
candidates for admission to the bar. Ed
mund R. Hollinshead and Burr were ex
amined at length by the committee, consist
ing of Messrs. Otis, Cornish and Sanborn,
who will make their report to-morrow.
Conductor Howard brought from Chicago
yesterday, over the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul railroad, a bran new train of cars,
consisting of baggage, mail, express, smok
ing, passenger and two sleeping coaches, all
recently turned out from the construction
establishment at Dayton, O., at a cost of
$ 143,000. The repute of the shops named
is sufficient to indicate the repleteness of the
appointments and the unique character of
the decorations of these locomotive palaces.
The Irishmen of St. Paul will celebrate
the centennial of Robert Emmett, the Irish
martyr patriot, by a general mass meeting
at new Armory hall, Wabashaw street, Mon
day evening, March 4th, at 7:30 o'clock.
Appropriate resolutions will be presented
and spoken to by Hon. Ignatius Donnelly,
Hon. John B. Brisbin, M. J. O'Connor, C.
B. Stanley and others. The committee
having charge of the arrangements expect
that every Irishman and lover of liberty
will be present and do honor to the memory
of one of Ireland's most patriotic sons.
A Sad Conclusion.
The Republican party of Minnesota has
accumulated a load of trash that it cannot
carry, and it is now time to stop and unload,
for this winter's work at St. Paul has demon
strated the unpleasant fact that there are a
number of striped suits at Stillwater wait
ing to be filled from the Republican ranks.
The two ice companies at Lake City em
ploy 150 men, whom they pay $1.50 per
Rev. D. Morgan, of Janesville, Waseca
county, was recently made the recipient of a
donation of $225, of which $122waa.BfliH
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