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SILVER AND RESUMPTION IN CON-
Supplementary Silver Bill to be Introduced
in the House, with Unlimited Coinage
Doubts as to Resumption Repeal in the
SenateBelief that Geo. S. Boutwell will
be Appointed First Comptroller of the
Treasury, Though Ex-Governor Austin is
Urged for the PlaceInteresting Treasury
ComparisonPreparation of the General
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
WASHINUTON, March 3.Those who are
dissatisfied with the present silver law are
beginning to form plans for future action.
The first attempt will doubtless be made on
Monday by Springer, of Illinois, who has
the floor in the House to move to suspend
the rules. He has prepared a supplemental
silver bill which provides for
and for an issue of bullion certificates. The
supporters of the measure expect a vote of
two-thirds in the House and a majority in
the Senate, but there is little probability that
such a bill could be passed over a veto. The
Democrats prefer that it should not be.
Every effort will be made, however, to have
the proposed bill pass both houses so that it
can be vetoed in order that the Democrats
may make the
an issue in the Presidential campaign.
Unless information received by the State
department is inaccurate, Ben Butler's wish
BONDS MAY RETURN HOME
in large quantities from Europe is likely to
be gratified. News comes through the Ger
man legation that the Berlin government
has recently disposed of some sixteen million
dollars of United States bonds, which had
been purchased with the French indemnity
fund. Meanwhile the
are at a loss to know why the bonds do not
decline and why gold should not appreciate.
The report is repeated that the treasury de
partment will still continue to
PAY THE BONDS
held in Europe in gold, and persons who had
a conversation with the President some time
before the bill passed, claim that he ex
pressed himself in favor of such action.
who was eight years secretary, is of the opin
ion, that the secretary of the treasury would
hardly venture to enter upon such a course.
He thinks the only thing for the treasury
department to "do is to put silver into imme
diate use for all purposes. The President,
it seems certain.
that the bill was passed over his head with
out more consideration, bat his annoyance
could not have been greater than the indig
nation of Congressmen that there should
have been a veto of a measure which had
more than two thirds majority in "both
Houses. But the
could not have been gravely wounded, if the
statements of his most intimate friends are
correct. Several of them say that the Presi
dent greatly feared that the bill would not
pass over his veto, and
WAS EXCEEDINGLY GEATIITED,
to learn that it had become a law. It is by
no means certain that the bill to repeal the
which has passed the House will be favor
ably reported by the Senate finance com
mittee. There is a growing indisposition to
press action upon that bill. Several mem
bers of the committee desire to know what
the effect of the silver law will be. Some
are confident that the act will become nulli
fied if the resumption act
is repealed, as silver could not
circulate. Senator Allison is not well dis
posed towards the bill. Senator Ferry is
now disposed to be unfavorable to it. There
are two estimates of the strength of the
in the finance committee, one that the House
bill will be reported favorably by one ma
jority, another that it will be repoited un
favorably by the same majority.
COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY.
It is reported that George S. Boutwell will
be appointed first comptroller of the treas
ury, Vice Taylor, deceased. Among other
applicants reported arc Sayles J. Bowen, ex
mayor of Washington Horace Austin, now
third auditor, and Jonathan Tarbell, deputy
first comptroller. It will be necessary that
the President shall appoint a comptroller by
KANSAS PACIFIC RAILROAD.
Hon. Edward Learned, of Pottsfield, who
is here visiting Mr. Mead, of New York, as
counsel for certain parties interested in the
Kansas Pacific railroad, asserts that the pur
pose of the demand for an investigation by
the House committee of the construction
and management of this railroad, is to
lead to judicial proceedings which shall
compel restitution by the parties who built
the road, and so loaded it down with indebt
edness as to make its bankruptcy certain,
and to render equally certain the loss of the
government's interest of six million dollars,
which will inevitably be extinguished if the
present foreclosure suits are not in some way
WASHINGTON, March 3.The foil owing is a
comparative statement of the condition of the
United States treasury March 1, 1877, and
March 1, 1878:
Balances, currency1877 $ 9,122,874
Special fund for the redemption
of fractional currency1877...
Special deposit of legal tendeis
for redemption of certificates
34,445,000 28,555,000 90,263,771
Coin, less coin certificates- -1877.
Outstanding called bonds1877..
Other outstanding coin liabili-
Outstanding legal tenders1877.
52,146,700 48,456,000 38,117,071 82,862,156
6,475,650 9,070,572 5,539,020
Outstanding fractional currency
Total debt, lesf cash in treasury
Reduction of debt for February
Reduction of debt since Julv 1
Market value of gold1877
Imports for 12 months ending
Exports for 12 months ending
Jan. 311877 603,418,793
[Western Associated Press Telegrams.]
WASHIKOTON, March 3.Members of the
House committee on appropriations say they
can prepare their bills much sooner than any
of them can be acted upon by the House. The
navy appropriation and pension bills will be
ready to report this week. The legislative ap
propriation bill will be completed in a week or
ten days. Sub-committees are at work on the
Indian, army and deficiency appropriation bills
Owing to the large mass of business to be trans
acted, the general impression is that the ses
sion will be prolonged to August.
POPE LEO CROWNED
But Few Witnesses to the Ceremony and
Little Public DemonstrationCardinal
Simeoni Displaced Because of His Re
ROME, March 3.Pope Leo Xni. was crowned
in the Sistine chapel to-day. The ceremony
commenced at 9:30 in the morning, and termi
nated at 1:30 in the afternoon. The cardinals,
prelates and diplomatists accredited to the
Vatican and a few other persons were present.
The pope was afterwards carried to his apart
ments blessing the spectators on the
way. A few houses are illuminated
to-night. The Opinione reports that the
council of state in response to the question of
Signor Crispi, priest of the chamber of depu
ties, as to whether the Italian government had
a right to modify the papal guarantees, has
rendered a decision that the law of papal guar
antees possessed a constitutional organic char
acter. When Cardinal Simeoni was about to
lesume his office as pontifical secretary of state,
the Catholic powers aad some cardinals pro
tested against his restoration, because of his
reactionary tendencies. Cardinal Simeoni
thereupon resigned, and Cardinal Franchi was
appointed in his place.
ROME, March 3.Crowds broke the windows
which were illuminated for the pope's corona
tion, but were dispersed by the troops without
Indictment of the Officers of the Protec
tection Life Insurance Company$300,-
000 Believed to have been Stolen.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
CHICAGO, March 3.The grand jury yes
terday returned a bill of indictment against
the officers of the late Protection Life In
surance company for alleged conspiracy be
tween them and certain State officers. The
management of this
was very thoroughly investigated, and as a
result a joint indictment was brought in
against Lawson P. Hilliard, Alanson W.
Edwards, Martin ltyan, John Reid, Joseph
H. Kellogg and Robert M. Woods on a gen
eral charge of conspiracy. It is alleged that
TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
in all was stolen. This was accomplished in
part by lying statements, a fraudulent system
of book-keeping and by swearing to false
affidavits, respecting the affairs of the con
cern. Woods was State insurance examiner,
while occupying the position, he inquired into
the affairs of the company shortly before its
collapse and pronounced them to be in good
THE SIL VER RILL.
Efleet of its Passage in EnglandAmerican
Bonds UndisturbedSilver Advanced In
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
LONDON, March 3.Regarding the passage
of the silver bill, while the papers here have
been quite bitter and unfair in their discus
sion of the subject, the people do not seem
to have been alarmed, The effect upon the
value of our bonds has been
In fact, taking the record of the past six
weeks into account, while English funds
have fallen three-eighths, American bonds
have fully held their own. The effect on
to those who insisted on its remonetization.
From about fifty-thiee pence per ounce it
has steadily advanced, in spite of heavy sales
in Germany, until it now stands at 55^
pence. An equal increase further will bring
in on an equality with gold as a coin.
English holders of American bonds have not
yet been frightened into selling them to any
Discovery of a New Volcano by a United*
States Naval OfficerEscape of a Kansas
Thief for Want of an Extradition Treaty.
PANAMA, Feb. 25th.A new volcano has been
discovered by the officer of the United States
flag ship Omaha, in Patagonia, and the name of
the ship, Omaha, is proposed for it.
C. G. Scrafford, the first American ex
tradited from Peru, under the
existing treaty, aceusod of forging
school bonds in Kansas, arrived here under
guard en route for New York the 20th inst.,
but was set at liberty by the Panama govern
ment. The President in a letter to the United
States consul explaining his action, says:
"Whatever be the degree of C. G. Scrafford's
guilt as an alleged forger, given up by the
Peruvian government in compliance
with the extradition treaty, this man
cannot be allowed to remain in
prison or under arrest on Colombian terri
tory or within Colombian waters, since no
treaty for extradition of criminals has been
celebrated between our republic and the North
American Union, and such an act would be in
violation of established rules governing such
cases under international laws.
A Disappearance Turns Up in a Floater.
ST. LOUIS, MO., March 3.A body taken from
the river was identified to-day as that of Henry
Falk, a merchant of Farmington, Mo. He
came to St. Louis in October, purchased a stock
of goods and consulted a physician, after which
all traces of him were lost. Foul play is sus
pected, but the remains were too much decayed
to obtain any satisfaction from an examina
William Won't Settle With Cornelius.
NEW YORK, March 3.A motion for a new
trial in the famous five million dollar Emma
suit, has heen denied. Mr. Clinton, counsel
for Wm. H. Vanderbilt, says there is absolutely
no ground for the rumors that the suit of Cor
nelius Vanderbilt has been or is about to be
settled by the payment of one million dollars.
vr ^^^t^jtSf^J' ,j^ 1 i^gaSaNM^a.,
IT WILL BE WARgovernment's
AT LEAST PROMINENT RUSSIANS
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
LONDON, March 3.As jet there is no
definite news as to the signing of" peace
terms. The Turks are charged by the Rus
sians with haying interposed to secure further
delay. An unauthenticated rumor fixes
Tuesday as the day of signing. It is still
urged that there is
CAUSE FOR ALARM
on the part of the English nation, and that
Russian diplomatic assurances are utterly
valueless. A statement was received and
credited that regulations affecting the
NAVIGATION OF THE DARDANELLES
exclusively by Russian war ships are not re
garded by Russia as affecting European in
terests, and will not therefore be submitted
to the conference. The same is said with
reference to the alleged Russian demand for a
FORTRESS ON THE BOSPHORU8.
The circulation of an unconfirmed report
that the military governor of the Dardanelles
had received orders to prevent the passage
of any more war ships, although not gener
ally credited, caused
and gave rise to assertions that it is a Rus
sian move and simply preliminary to hostili
ties, which Russia expects to ensue, as soon
as the terms of peace are promulgated.
HOLTtLITIES ARE DEEMED INEVITABLE
by some of the best posted. The Russians,
are so disposed about Constantinople
that in a few hours they can occupy a dozen
including Constantinople and Gallipoli. The
fact that all the English officers on leave
have been ordered to hold themselves in
readiness to report for service on receipt of
telegraphic orders, is deemed very significant
[Western Associated Press Telegram.]
LONDON, March 3.The following announce
ment of the conclusion of peace between Rus
sia and Turkey was leceived to-night:
CONSTANTINOPLE, Simdaj night, Match 3.
The treaty of peace h.is been signed. Giand
Duke Nicholas announced the fact to the sol
diers at a review at San Stcfano. Russia has
abandoned her claim on the Egyptian and
CAMPITAtHEN' TO WATT.
BERLIN, Match 3.The Emptor
England Constantly Discovering New
Causes for AlarmRussian Diplomatic
Promises a Deception and a Snare
Russian Troops Being Massed with a
View to the Occupation of Coast Strat
egic Positions Should Hostilities Ensue
Terms of Peace Signed, but the Provis
ions Not Yet Announced. But Some
Guessing Indulged InRejoicinc: at St,
that Herr Cainphaii'-e should wait foi a. decis
ion ot the Reichatag on ths taxation bilL, be
A PAST PHASE Or THE OT.TSIR.
LONDON, March 4.The Af/mc /t'tsv cites a
special dispatch from Vienna of March lbt.
stating that the Russians were bent on entei
ing Constantinople with or without the sul
tan's consent, and that England had noting
Ptince Gortschakoff that if Russia pursued the
latter course the British ambassador would be
ordered to quit St. Petersburg. The Aymice
Jtttssr says this repoit refers to a past phase of
the crisis, since which the Russians have occu
pied San Stcfano with the sanction of the sul
DRAWING NEARER TO CONSTANTINOPLE.
LONDON, March 4.A special from Vienna
asserts that two divisions of Austrians will
enter Bosnia in about ten days.
A Constantinople dispatch dated Satuiday,
says: Grand Duke Nicholas will probably visit
Constantinople Monday. It is said that he will
move his headquarters to Ferikini, within two
miles of Pera.
A correspondent at Vienna states that the
Austrian and British ambassadors have been
instructed to protest, if the Russians enter
REJOICING AT ST. PETERSBURG,
LONDON, March 4.The St. Petersburg and
Pera correspondents confirm the report that the
tteaty of peace has been signed. At St. Peters
burg the enthusiasm over the news was un
precedented. There was an immense crowd
before the palace bhouting and singing "God
Save the Czar."
The Pera correspondent says the treaty of
peace was signed Saturday. Thirtj -one thou
sand troops were reviewed at San Stefano. A
Te Deum was sung'amid great enthsiasm.
PROBABLY A GOOD GUESS.
A correspondent at San Stefano, is able to
state that neither the surrender of a portion of
the Turkish fleet nor claim on the Egypt
tribute, is included in the conditions of peace
and there is no interference with that portion
of the Turkish revenue which is hypothecated
to foreign creditors. Nothing is definite
ly settled relative to indemnity,
but it will principally be in
the form of territory in Asia, including Kars
and Batoum, but not Erzeroum. Salonica and
Adrinople are not included in Bulgaria.
A Pera correspondent professes to give the
conditions'of peace. He makes the indemnity
fully as heavy as was reported Feb. 25th, name
ly, one thousand tour hundred million rubles,
with forty millions sterling in bonds added.
A Vienna special &ays the communication
which so reassured Austria last week was to the
effect that the Russian peace conditions had
been aggravated at the headquarters of Grand
Duke Nicholas, but she was promised
notable modification at the conference.
Austria will not occupy Bosnia and
Herzogovinia if the conditions are
abandoned by which those provinces are cut off
from communication with the rest of Turkey.
Even if the conditions are maintained Austria
would only resort to annexation at the sugges
tion of the powers at the conference. Count
Audrassy has determided to persist with the
vote of credit, although assured
by the spokesman of the Austrian
delegation that it would only pass by a small
majority. The opponents of the vote'of credit
seem disposed to appeal to the Reichstag if de
feated in the delegation, but as the question
can only be brought on when the money is
actually wanted by the government, it will
doubtless be able to justify their demand even
to their adversaries.
BELGRADE, March 3.Fifty-one persons have
been condemned to death, and forty-eight to
penal servitude, for an attempt at insurrection
at Tapalja last year.
A conspiracy to murder the Turkish officials
of Bosnia has been discovered at Serajevo. A
number of Mohammedans have been arrested.
A Paris dispatch says that seventy-six per
sons died from smallpox in St. Etienne, in six
Political Crisis in Quebec.
QUEBEC, March 3.The local government,
Deboucherville premier, resigned last night,
Joly the leader of the opposition has under
taken a new ministry. The names will not be
ST. PAUL, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1878.
announced till Tuesdey. The cause of the
resignation is said to be the re
fusal of lieutenant governor to sanction either
the new tax biU or railway bill. The estimates
are not yet finally adopted, and if the House
refuses them, Joly and friends will at once go
to the country. There is great excitement in
the city respecting^the political crisis.
Selah Chamberlain's Interest in a Receiver
NEW YORK, March 3.Selah Chamberlain, re
ceiver of Greenleaf, Norris & Co., was ap
pointed in his suit against Warren E. Green
leaf, surviving partner. The suit is in the na
ture of a creditor's bill for half a million dol
lars in bonds deposited for a loan and rehy
yothecated and mixed up with other bonds by
the late firm.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 1 a. m.Indications
for the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri
valley Riling, followed by falling barometer,
cold northwesterly winds, shifting to warmer
southeasterly and clear or partly cloudy
Memphis Carnival Festivities.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 3.The number of
strangers arriving for the carnival festivities,
is unprecedented, and every train arriving to
day is crowded.
Grant in Constantinople.
LONDON, March 3.A special dated Constan
tinople announces the arrival there of cx
Prcsi dent Grant.
THE HAPPY FAMILY.
How tUc Chirliens of the Vlsltlu'j States
men are Comint/ Home to Rooitt.
The Cincinnati Tinesorgan of the Re
publican party in Ohiosays:
John Sherman in the cabinet, Governor
Noyes minister to Paris, and Stanley Mat
thews in the Senatethese are the visiting
statesmen who went to New Orleans a year
ago, to give the returning board the com
fort of their presence, and the encourage
ment of their sympathy and their advice.
Harlan on the supreme bench, and Wayne
MacVeagh offered a high missionthese are
members of the Louisiana commission. Now
look on the other sideAnderson, of the re
turning board, on trial, and his conviction
expected to-morrow: "Wells in jail, and vain
ly seeking $200,000 bonds, and the adminis
tration tells them that they cannot expect
either sympathy or active help. It the men
who encouraged the Louisiana board were
worthy of reward, could not the board itself
receive a single word of good cheer, of
friendly assurance, of earnest confidence in
And the Springfield BipubUcrai thus de
mands an explanation:
'The conference of those Republicans
who were at New Orleans during the elec
toral count, resulted in the determination to
make public, over their names, at the proper
time, a statement that, from their journal
and from all knowledge that came to them
during their sessions and consultations in
New Orleans, it appears that the pending
prosecutions of the members of the return
ing board are unjust and outrageous. They
insist that no such acts as are charged against
the board were committed, that they had
very full knowledge of what was done, that,
in fact, Democrats, as well as Republicans,
were witnesses of all the action taken with
the returns, and that the only possible in
terpretation of the present course toward
the returning board is that it shows a deter
mination to conduct a series of prosecutions
solely for potitical effect.
What Packard says:
'I know nothing personnally of these mat
ters, because I studiously avoided all confer
ence or consultation with the visiting states
men. I havo heard a great deal since, how
ever, and am free to say to you that I don't
believe Wells and Anderson intend to be
crucified that John Sherman or Stoughton or
the rost of that party may enjoy eternal life.
I would not change places and situations
with Mr. Hayes to-day."
The compliments of the Washington Post
to John Sherman, R. S. P.:
"Whatever may be John Sherman's pub
lic pretenses of indifference to the appeals,
or of impregnabillity to the threats of the
returning board, and however glibly he may
have lied to General Boynton and other
newspaper correspondents, it is a fact of our
own knowledge that he has privately exhausted
his influence to indues Mr. Hayes to com
promise himself, by act or utterance calcu
lated to put obstacles in the way of the prose
cutions now pending in New Orleans. Mr.
Sherman stands in the attitude of a criminal,
between whom and damning exposure there
is no stronger screen than that of such
tliioves' honor as may reside in the bresats
of the malefactors of the returning board. Ev
idence, documentary and otherwise, is extant
to convict him of a category of crimes,
among which conspiracy to forge and falsify
election returns is the least heinous.
Don Ceetneron's Afflanveil.
[St. Louis Globe-Democrat.]
A report is now circulated of the engage
ment of Don Cameron, and this time it is no
designing widow or aged Delle, but a fresh
and beautiful demoiselle. The niece of
Secretary Sherman, who has aspisted so
charmingly at their receptions and been so
popular in society, is the fortunate maiden.
Miss Sherman, a singularly beautiful
young lay, is a daughter of Judge Sherman
of Cleveland, and furnishes fresh wonder
ment how beautiful women can exist in that
city of kerosene, soft coal, and bad smells
generally. A young attache of one bf the
foreign legations here, in a burst of admira
tion, called her the most perfect type of
American beauty seen in three years' devo
tion to this interesting brance of ethnology.
She is tall, graceful, with well-poised head,
clear-cut features, lucid gray eyes that are
like a deer's for glancing brightness, and a
crown of wavy, golden-brown hair.
Miss Sherman is a most graceful dancer,
glides through the mazy "dance or death,"
and carries off a score of favors from each
gcrman. The millionaire Senator from
Pennsylvania will be much congratulated
and envied when the report takes visible
form and a crown of orange blossoms is set
upon her shapely head.
Unfortunate Mistake in a Credit.
[Rochester Record and Union.]
The St. Paul DAILY. GLOBE copies entire
our article in last week's issue, entitled "The
Inebriate Asylum,'"' and credits the same to
the Rochester Post, for which it has the
thanks of neither the Post nor ourselves.
The Post holds the same position as does
Mr. Satterlee, and-will not feel at all delight
ed to be made sponsor for our article.
What a Fraud Can Afford to Do.
[Le Sueur Sentinel.]
The St. Paul GLOBE, speaking of the sil
verbill, asks whether Hayes can "afford to even
attempt a veto on the will of the people?"
Of course he can. A man who can take the
Presidency through transparent fraud, can
afford to do anything.
Mrs. Thankful F.Smith, a resident of
Dodge Centre. Dodge county, recently died,
after a residence in that vicinity since 1864.
at which time that now blooming district was
a wilderness and the deceased was almost
the only white woman within its borders.
GLEANED BY A "GLOBE" REPORTER
OX THE SABBATH DAY.
The Subject Matter of Yesterday's "Feast
of Reason and Flow of Soul"Railroads
the Leading TopicThe Character of the
Legislation of the Closing DaysCom
binations Formed, by Whom and for
The accustomed excursion of the reporter
among the several hotels and the dishing up for
the Monday morning issue of the gossip and
other choice morceanx therein obtained, has al
ready become an acknowledged feature of THE
GLOBE, and as such looked for with unabated
interest. Yesterday's round was particularly
prolific both in number and quantity, but of
the great mass gleaned, only a few of the more
important matters can be touched
upon. In fact, all minor subjects
in the category of hotel gossip yesterday were
swallowed up and merged in-ontrwhieh secnied
to be on ever}-one's tongue, and that was the
question of railroads.
At the Metropolitan in the morning quite a
number of railroad men weie observed '"hang-
ing around" in groups and apparently in earn
est consultation. Upon inquiry, it was ascer
tained that a meeting of the friends of the
Southern Minnesota and of the Sioux Ctt
roads had been held theie and had just ad
journed without coming to any definite agree
ment. The meeting had been called with the
view of reconciling the differences between the
roads, and if possible, agreeing upon some con
certed line of action by which the contest nov.
being fought out in the Legislature might be
The House, it will be recollected, after the
withdrawal of the Southwestern from the con
test, passed the bill transferring to the South
ern Minnesota extension, the forfeited hind
grant of the Southern Minnesota, and as the
bill had passed almost without opposition, it
was supposed its passage through the Sejaate
was only a matter of time. In the meantime,
however, an apparently innocent and harmless
bill had been introduced in the House allow ing
the Sioux City road to build a branch line west
of their road, and as the bill was seemingly of
a general character nothing was thought of it.
But, when the House bill reached the Senate, it
was found that a determined fight had been
organized against the Southern Minnesota. The
contest comes up in the shape of an amend
ment urged by the St. Paul A, Sioux City
road, to the effect that the Southern Minnesota
shall build twenty miles west of the Sioux Citj
line, commencing at or near Heron lake, before
August 1st, or forfeit itb land grant, in which
latter case the Governor is to have the power to
confer the same upon any company that will
build the roadto-wit, the St. Paul & SIOUA.
City road. This, of course, is in addition to the
twenty miles to bo built, as provided in the
bill, west from Winnebago City. East of Jack
son there are only 40,000 acres of land attach
ing to the land grant of the Southern Minneso
ta, and then comes a distance of fifty miles foi
which there is no land grant whatever. The
Sioux City people urge that the Southern Min
nesota do not intend building this gap and are
simply trying to tie up the laws toi
three or four years so that no othei
company can come in and do the work. It is
also urged that the further extension of the
Southern Minnesota would result in the open
ing up of that section for the benefit of the La
Crosse and Milwaukee, whereas by the Sioux
City proposition that feitile belt would be
rendered tributary to St. Paul and Minneapolis
an argument essentially the same as that
used by the Southwestern in its recent contest
before the lailroad committee. The meeting
having resulted in no adjustment of existing
differences, the fight will continue in the Sen
ate chamber, and yesterday various specula
tions \\ere indulged in as the outcome. Con
fident piedictions were made in certain
quarters that the Southern Min
nesota would be worsted, and among
others equal confidence was expiessed
that the result would be in favor of the road.
The people in the district themsevles aie di
vided as between the roads in questionfour
of the eight counties siding with the Southern
Minnesota, and the otherb with the Sioux Citj.
Unless the honoroble Senator who represents
the Third district, can di\ ide his vote, lie is in
a tight place, and musL necessarily please the
one and offend the other.
AT THE MERCHANTS.
During the entire afternoon and evening.
THE GLOBE representative found a busy and
excited condition of affairs little in consonance
with the usual Sabbath quietude. The corri
dors with groups of earnest talkers, and atten
tive listeners, all intent upon the subject in
hand, which proved upon enquiry to be the
DeGraff and St. Paul & Pacific controversy.
Among those particulaily noted were the rep
resentatives from the Sauk valley and along
the St. Vincent extension and also several lead
ing railroad men from the city. Futthcr in
quiry showed that it was but an informal con
tinuation f the meeting held at the capitol
the previous evening, which, as heietoforc
stated, had consisted of the members along the
unfinished line who were interested in securing
at the present session some legislation hich
would tend to expedite the building of their
road. At Saturday night's meeting several
members had unqualifiedly expressed their
opinion that the great drawback of the road
was the DeGraff legislation of last winter, and
shat as long as it remained on the statute book
no road could or would be built, and urged that
in a matter of so much importance private
interests should succumb to .the public weal.
At the same time it was intimated that it would
be well to reconcile conflicting interests by a
compromise of some sort, andthat unless this
could be effected the delegation from the
interested sections would combine and put
through some legislation that would give them
the road, no matter what private interests
might be sacrificed thereby.
Of the delegations in attendance it is under
stood, that Otter Tail,Douglas and the northern
part of Stearns are in full accord, and are
further united as to the necessity of
having the road built at the very
earliest moment possible. Messrs.
Gilman and Stanley of Stearns, and Richardson
of Morrison, aie reported as being favorably in
clined to the DeGraff interests, and as being
willing to perpetuate the DeGraff lien. Such
was the condition of affairs yesterday afternoon,
and the most diligent inquiry at a late hour in
the evening failed to show any perceptible
change in the situation.
In the evening the conference was continued,
and at one time a report gained currency, and
many believers, to the effect that the demand of
the Sauk Valley road had been acceded to, and
that a compromise of the conflicting interests
had been effected, or would be early this morn
The intimations on all sides were pretty gen
eral that unless some compromise were speedily
effected it would be the duty of the Legislature
to take the reins into its own hands and do for
them what the parties themselves neglected or
failed to do. The argument used was: here are
certain parties who say they are willing to
build the road if the DeGraff incubus is re
moved. The people want the roadthe State
wants it. If DeGraff & Co. have equities in
the case the courts are open to them, but they
should not be allowed to stand in the way
of the general welfare. If, therefore, they re
fuse to get out of the way they should be putout.
Such was the spirit of one side. On the other,
it was broadly asserted that no compromise was
possible which would antagonize the spirit of
the legislation of List winter, and that any at
tempt to do so would be resisted, to the bitter
end. It was alsp boldly proclaimed that the
DeGraff interest was strong enough to protect
itself, and bad friends enough in either House
to defeat all attempts at repeal. In other quar
ters, it was asserted that owing to the lateness
of the session, and the prolonged struggle that
would inevitably ensue, the chances of securing
any legislation whereby the extension of the
line above Melrose might be secured, were slim
indeed. But four days more of the session re
mained, and within that period it was impos
sible to accomplish any such result.
Sauntering along through the crowd THE
GLOBE representative fell in with his venerable
friend from the country and forthwith pro
ceeded to '"extort" his views on the situation.
"What do jou think of the St. Paul & Pacific-
"Well. I'd like to tell you, but, my young
friend, you haven't asked me an easy one, this
time. It's devilish hard to tell how it's coming
out. In fact, the prophets of old would be
bothered to tell what turn the thing is going to
take. It all depends on what combinations are
made, and I tell you, all sorts and kinds are
being fixed up. The basis or foundation upon
which they are all to hinge is what, you think?"
'"Oh! don't ask me. I never was good at
"Well I think, they are trving to make them
all hinge on the Merrill bill, and with that,
they are trying to make all imaginable trades.
How it is going to work, I don't pretend to
know, but in the next four days, if yon keep
jour weather eye open, you'll notice some
strange legislative bedfeliows. Every fellow
wants to save hih woodchnck. and to do it,
he'll vote for am thing and everything that
will help him to a vote. Rut this trading
that's going on, isn't going to help them all.
Some will he disappointed dead sure. I ex
pect at least two or more of the four da}
left will be frittered awaj ovet some u^cli'ss
billorothei. and when the end conies it will
he found that we had wasted precious tunc and
that mam good bills will be left unacted upon.
That's alwiye. the case and this jear wi 1 be no
"Well, what turn will the St. Paul & Pacific
'"So far as I can find out the contest is going
to be a sharp one. 'mt 1 can see onlj one result
and that is that if DeGraff will peraist in holding
on, he is bound to be bucked off the track. It
ih the old stoiy of the bull and the locomotive,
and unless a compromise is effected, will have
the same ending. Private mtei ests cannot be
allowed to stand in the way of the public
good, and besides, to tell the truth, the puhhc
at large is tired of this annuallv recurring fight
and outcry about DeGraff & Co.'s interests. Let
them take their case to the courts the Legisla
ture has had enough of it."
Blaine's J'art in the J'retthlentlat I rami.
[Washington Coi. New York Sun.
Mr. Blaine has doubts about the Louisiana
case. He would not suffer his name to be
proposed for one of the members of the
electoral commission, because he did not
want to be placed in a position where he
would be compelled to take the reaponsiL ility
of stemming the current of partisan feeling
in his own party by deciding according to
the law and the facts involved in that case.
He is a politician pure and simple. He was
quite willing that other Republican Senators
should take the risk of wrecking their politi
cal fortunes by deciding according to their
oaths to "impartially examine and consider
all questions submitted," and a true judg
ment give thereon agreeably lo the constitu
tion and the laws," or to peril their reputa
tions with future generations by a partisan
judgment. He regarded the passage of the
electoral bill as tantamount to declaring
Tilden President elect. If by a strained
construction of the law Hayes came in, he
would not suffer thereby, because he had op
pobed the law on constitutional ground-s.
He did this without expressing a preference
tor any other plan, or advocating the theory
bo stoutly sustained by Morton and the ma
jority of the Republican Senators, that the
President or the Senate must make the
count. He was conti oiled by expediency
alone. At heart he wanted Tilden to come
m. His personal feelings, no doubt, in
fluenced him largely in this direction. He
had been the popular favorite of the Republi
can party at Cincinnati. was defeated
by a little knot of so-called leformers com
bining the worst class of machine politicians,
headed by Don Cameron, who bought enough
of the North Carolina delegation to prevent
Blaine's nomination on the sixth ballot.
He and his friends had been completely
ignored by the nominee of the party, who
immediately took to his confidence Blaine's
bitterest enemies, and made Carl Schurz his
chief mentor in framing his letter of accept
ance. Notw ithstanding all this, Biaine went
into the canvass with zeal, and his great
popularity, tremendous energy, and magnetic
power as an orator enabled him to make the
campaign accord with his Andersonville
speech. The issue was, from the beginning
to the end. a sectional one. Shall the party
that put down the rebellion, emancipated
the slaves, and reconstructed the Sonth re
tain possession of the government it saved,
or shall it be turned over to the men who
sought to destroy it, and who will demand
payment of all the losses they incurred while
endeavoring to establish the right of seces
sion? He had gone into Ohio at the critical
moment, when even Hayes's intimate'frieiids
admitted that the game was lost, and that
the State would be Democratic at the Octo
ber election. Ex-Gov. Noyes met him at
Cleveland, and bewailed the outlook, and ap
pealed for substantial aid from the East.
"Unless we can get $10,000,*' saidf Noyes.
"the State is hopelessly gone." -Can't "the
immediate friends of Mr. Hayes raise twice
that amount?"' asked Blaine. Noyes pro
tested that they could not. '-Then I will
see that you get it," said Blaine. And it
was his urgent representations that induced
Zach Chandler to send the $10,000, which he
had refused even at the personal solicitation
of Hayes himself. Ohio was saved, so was
also "Wisconsin, mainly by the exertions of
Blaine. And yet it was well understood by
his friends, as well as himself, before Dec.
1. that if Hayes came in, his administration
would lie hostile to him. But there were
other considerations than personal griev
ances which weighed with Mr. Blaine. He
knew, perhaps better than any other public
man of the period, the attitude of the busi
ness men of the country towards the Presi
dential dispute. They wanted the difficulty
settled, so that commercial interests would
not suffer by prolonged agitation or be im
perilled by the possibility of civil war. The
influence exerted by this element could not
make Blaine do an impolitic thing, but it re
strained his partisanship, and conjunction
with other causes made him conservative.
Then, again, Morton and Conkling were his
rivals, and he wanted neither of them to win
any decided advantage over him. acted
as a represser in a time of intense excite
ment and to a certain extent neutralized the
positively dangerous partisanship of men
like Morton and Sherman.
More Sinned Against Than Sinning.
[Lake City Leader.]
The general opinion, as expressed in St.
Paul is, that Liberty Hall is far more sinned
against than sinning, in the Brandt fiasco.
"We should greatly regret to see a misfortune
of any character overtake onr friend Liberty,
because we have always known him as an
honorable man, in the highest sense of the
term, a man of marked ability, and, withal,
a downright good fellow.
Too Much Reputation.
[St. Cloud Journal-Press.J
Brandt has made more reputation than
any Other member of the Legislature, but it
is of that kind that the less a man has of it
the more he is respected by his neighbors.
Specially Reported for the Daily Globe.
County commissioners and board of trade
meet this morning.
Senator Langdon was interviewing his con
stituents at home yesterdav.
George Dudley, of Dudley & Co., left for a
two weeks Eastern trip last night.
Star Tnckerman left for his home in Utica,
New York, on last evening's train.
Work is to be commenced on Dr. Butler's
new bank building within a week.
Minneapolis furnished eight passengers for
St. Louis on the first through train last evening.
Two thousand nine hundred and sixty-four
pupils attended the West Division public schools
The special committee on manufacturing
will make a report at the board of trade meet
ing this morning.
It is estimated that fully 50 leading citizens
of Minneapolis will attend the Taris Exposition
during the coming summer.
Yesterday was a disagreeable March day. and
many prefened to sit by the home fire and read
THE GLOBE rather than go to church.
A new dry goods firm have rented for a term
of five ears the corner store in Harrison's
block next adjoining Hcdderly's drug store.
THE GLOBE wonld like to rent desk room
borne office on the ground floor near the busi
ness center of the cit\. Send in our proposi
Mr. F. I*. Greenleaf is to dispose of his boot
and shoe business, and will hereafter devote
his entire attention to milling, as a partner in
the firm ot S. S. Brown & Co.
What ward do on live in. under the proposed
new city charter? Perhaps it isn't worth lnquii
mg, however, as the next Legislature ma\ legis
late ou out of the State entireh.
The frame work and platform in ft out of
Finnegan Bros', new btore on Hennepin avenue
have been removed, and it must he said that
the building presents as fine appearance as anv
on the avenue.
Mr. Gale should sec that his concerts com
mence promptly on time. Some 2,000 people
were kept waiting for more than a quarter of
an hour after the advertihcd time for the con
cert to commence Saturday evening last.
Together with street car drivers, policemen,
leporters, conductors, drug clerks, church jan
itors, mill and factory watchmen, news stand
proprietors, telegraph operators, Jcc, &c, Min
neapolis presents quite a Sunday working
Even moral Minneapolis does not protest to
any great extent against seven papers a week.
Minneapolis rather likes it, and prefers the Sun
day and Mondaj morning GLOBE to a great
man} sermons that are preached from her six
tj -live pulpits.
The near sighted lady who insisted in having
a very front seat at the band concert Saturday
evening last, in order that she might hear, was
probably a cousin of the fellow who asserted
that the band was a genuine one, because he
used to know the drummer boy in Hessia.
Already there is Borne bidding by property
holders for the line of ths street railway to
Lake Calhoun. The routes proposed are via.
Nicollet or Portland avenues. The Nicollet
avenue line is one mile shorter than would be
the line via Portland avenue, but much heavier
grades have to be overcome.
Rev. J. H. Tuttle delivered a very- able ad
dress upon the Eastern war question to a large
audience at the Church of the Redeemer, last
evening. Mr. Tuttle recently made a visit to
Constantinople and other, at present, war cen
ters, which fact lent additional interest and
gave greater weight to the views advanced.
Another coat thief was arrested on Saturday
night last by officer Wescott and detective Hoy.
The prisoner is Mr. James A, Craik, a young
man about 30 ear's old, and of respectable
family connections. The coat was stolen from
Dr. J. H. Hammond, ^and was valued at $56.
Craik will be before the municipal court this
A participant in the saloon payer-meetings
makes the assertion that unless the people of
Minneapolis soon ""repent of their wickedness"
the Lord will, within 27 days, destroy the city
with fire. When snch insane and fanatical
statements are allowed to be made without
protest, in an enlightened community, it is
high time prajer meetings were succeeded bv
schools of common sense.
Amateur Literary Society.
The meeting of the AmateurLiterary society
at the Blaisdell school house, on Saturday even
ing, was well attended, although tho night w*
so dark and the roads weie muddy. The pro
lamine was very good although several par
ties who were to take part were absent, but
those present showed decided signs of intpiove
ment. and may if 1 hey persevere become ora
tois. cditore and statesmen. They undoubtedly
have the material for leaders of society.
Teiuperanrr tionpel Meetings.
Tin temperance gospel meeting at the hall of
the Minneapolis tempeiancc reform club yes
terday afternoon was well attended bj an in
terested and orderly audience, the hall being
well filled, notwithstanding the meeting in As
sociation hall at the same hour. The meeting
was lead by Rev. W. W. Satterlee, who made
some very interesting aud pointed remarks.
Col. Benton, Mr. O'Brien, Mr. Thompson, Mrs.
Anderson and others, made appropriate remarks,
interspersed with good singing by the audience.
It was reported that some lunatic had said that
the club would have to be broken up within
the next thirty days, or the city would be de
stroyed by fire. He also said that the club work
was actually working up such a temperance sent
iment that saloons were looked down uioe and
they were becoming unpopular places for church
members to visit for their drinks. Wc pity
him, but think he will live through it, and so
will the club. Straws show which way the
wind blows. It evidently shows which way his
is, at any rate.
The-'Globe" Keens Ahead all the Time.
Neither the Legislature nor any of its com
mittees can hold a session so secret that Hall
of THE GLO BE does not immediately give a
fuU and perfect report of its proceedings in
THE GLOBE, to the utter dismay of its mem
bers, the supreme disgust of his competitors,
and the unfeiged surprise and astonishment
of the public. The Page impeachment com
mittee conducted its sessions in secret for
two weeks, Hall meantime giving his readers
full details of the proceedings every day
and their final conclusions, some three
columns in length, were in print almost be
fore the clerk of the committee had indited
them,and appeared in THE GLOBE next morn
ing, while the Pioneer Press rested content
with a brief column speculation upon the
probable results. Again, on yesterday, the
House went into secret session on the same
matter, and pitched the spectators, reporters
and everybody but members over the battle
ments of the State housea very disgraceful
proceedings by the wayand, aware of Hall's
prying proclivities, the doors were bolted
and guarded and extra sureeillance used,
but, as usual, spite of all their efforts, their
entire proceedings appeared verbatim et
literatim in THE GLOBE next morning, a
fitting rebuke to their surrepetitious pro
cedure. Hall gives notice, however, that
this thing is becoming rather mo
notonous and decidedly onerous, and unless
the House exhibits a more friendly and less
seclnsive spirit its doings are liable never to
see the light and to go down "unhonorea
and unsung."s^* ^^f*. *& a*.--