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VOLUME I.
CONGRESSIONAL.
JiLAIXE AX I) UK WITT CRITICISE
liEPUBZTCAX DIPLOMACY.
Blaine Denounce* the Treaty of Washing
ton and the Swindling Fisheries Award
Hewitt Exposes the Weakness of Re
publican Foreign Appointments and
Hayes* Violation of his Pledges of Civil
Service ReformOther Congressional
Proceedings and WaHhinglon Notes.
Sf'HftlC.
WASHINGTON, March 11.A large number of
petitions were presented remonstrating against
transferring the hfe saving service to the navy
department and against a tax on incomes.
Senator Windom, from the committee on ap
propriations, reported, with amendments, the
West Point appropiiation bill and gave notice
that he wou'd call it up for consideration to
morrow. He aho reported from the same com
mittee adversely on the resolution recently in
troduced by Senator Maunders in regard to the
appointment of additional commissioners to
the Paris exhibition, and it was ludefiinitely
postponed.
Senator Hamlin submitted a lesolution ap
pointing General W. T. Sherman a member of
the board of regents of the Smithsonian insti
tution in place oi George Bancroft resigned.
Agreed to.
Senator Matthews, from the committee on
railroads, reported, with amendment in the
nature of a substitute, the bill recently intro
duced by Senator Dorsey in relation to the es
tablishment of a sinking fund for liquidation
of the indebtedness due the government by the
Pacific railroad companies. Placed on the cal
endar.
Senator Blaine called up a resolution sub
mitted by him on the 25th of February, re
questing the President to furnish the Senate
with copies of certain correspondence between
the government of Great Britain and the
United States, relative to the appointment of a
third commissioner under the third article of
the treaty of Washington, and spoke in regard
thereto.
Mr. Blaine stated the facts in regard to the
selection of Delfosse, the third commissioner,
under the treaty of Washington. He said the
correspondence called for by his proposed res
olution would show, on the part of Cheat Brit
ain, a designed and peisistent effort to secure
the advantage in the appointment of the thiid
commissioner. It would appear that the Eng
lish government had insisted, under the treaty
originally, that Delfosse should be the third
(Commissioner. Our government refused, and
submitted a list of names, including half a
dozen of the foieign ministers present in
Washington. The English government refused
to agree on any of these, and would accept no
one but Delfosse. There was then a delay of
some years on account of attempts to negotiate
a reciprocity treaty. The appointment of the
third commissioner then fell, under the treaty
of Washington, to the Austrian ambassador at
London, who promptly selected Delfosse, the
Joan originally picked out by the English gov
errunent.
In regard to the demand made by the com
mission Mr. Blaine said- "1 am not discussing
much less presuming, to define the action which
our government should ultimately take in re
gard to the award. If we should follow what I
believe would be the inevitable course of
Great Britain under similar circumstances, we
should utterly refuse to pay a single penny
and ground our refusal botli on the law and the
equity of the case. The treaty as it stands is a
mockery of justice and will work the certain
destruction of a great American interest. It is
in effect nothing else than asking us to pay a
million dollars per annum to Great Britain for
destroying the great fishery interest of America,
still further crippling and weakening us as a
commercial power. In other words we are pay
ing to Great Butain a million dollars per an
num for the privilege of catching less than
$400,000 worth of fish. Such is a mere out
line of the facts of the case and the injustice
of the award is so palpable that it is difficult to
treat it with the respect due all subjects in
volving international lelations.
For tho utter abrogation of the treaty I
should bo willing to pay an annual indemnity
tor the years wo have used the m-shore fisheries,
during which yeais the Canadians have had
iiree access to the markets of our forty-five
millions or I would be willing to pay double
tbn award to be lid of the tieaty. We might,
by this course, anticipate by a period of seven
years a return of great and important trade,
nndossolubly associated with our commercial
development, and absolutely essential to our
success and prestige as a naval power. And
fiaying thus even an unfair price for the in
suT* fisheries, as long as we shall have used
them*, w? remove all possible ground for an
imputation, even by thuer ignorant an hostile,
upon the hon^r
governmentd
or"
and the
good faith and tuif dealing of our people.
When we were poor and weak as a nation we
so highly esteemed tiie valne of the fisheries
that we encouraged their development by re
wards and bounties. Tbe*e were abandoned
years ago, but still we preserved to our fisher
men a preference in our own markets. Even
that is given away by the provisions of the
treaty, and now by the Halifax awar'li if
ac
cept it and continue the treaty, we pa7 Great
Britain a million dollais per annum for destroy*
ing the school of commerce which, proper.'j
nurtured, will be her great rival in the future.
Against such a policy I enter my emphatic pro
test, if I stand alone. I believe that the pro
ducts of American industry on land and sea
should have the first and best ehance in Ameri
iatn markets. I believe the American fisher
ma Bhould be p^referred by us to the Canadian
Ifiaherman, and if we cannot pay him a bounty
too encourage and sustain him, let us at least
Ut pay a bounty to Great Britain to destroy
him
(senator Hamlin said he did not oppose the
resoi ufcion. At the proper time the result of
ithe fishery commission would be transmitted
to OoiritreaiJ with a recommendation that the
money appropriated. He said with his col
league (rxlafoe') that we got no equivalent for
xhe money, The honor of the government de
manded thai maintain the obligation im
.posed uporf He did not desire any pre
judgment of ft duty of the Senate. When
"the time came appropriate the Sena
tors must remem'
iaken by assent of
Allison. Anthony, Blaine, Burnside,
arbitratormoney, was finally
aertn
government, and na-
ou
tional honor demand^ that all requirements
should be met.
After brief remarks by' Senator DaweB the
resolution was agreed to.
The bill providing for a i.\nni8ion on the
alcoholic liquor traffic, with* art amendment
that one member be engaged in t.^e traffic,
Passed.
YEAS
Ferry,
Hamlin,
Ingalls, Jones, (Nev.)
Cameron,(Wis. )Kernan,
Christianoy, Kirk wood,
Paddock,
Patterson,
Plumb,
Bollina,
Sargent.
Saunders,. Spencer,
Teller, Windom. 29.
Oonkling. McMillan,
Davis, (111.) Matthews,
Dawes, Mitchell,
Dorsey, Morrill,
NATS.
Bailey, Garland, McCreery,
Bayard, Gordon, McDonald,
Beck, Grover, Maxey,
Coke, Hereford, Merriman,
Davis, (W. Va.) Johnston, Toorhees,
Eaton, Jones, (Fla.) Withers 19.
iSustes,
Senator Conkling reported, a bill in aid of
the Polar expedition, designed by James Gor
don Bennett, and gave notice he would seek an
early op.pornnity to have it considered.
The Senate then resumed consideration of
ti%t
ni
jmfiniabedbusineB8r being the bill refer
the claim of Benj. Holiiday to tie court
of -toifite, which was discussed at length, and
Senai Thurman submitted a motion to re
the commission claims. Pendinng* dis-
cussion,
the Senate adjourned,
re"
rea
wer
Xouae of Jfteprenentatlfea.
hill
WASHINOT March 11.Under the call of
States a nu.
fee
ferred: 1
By Mr. Ewi ng
A
an amendment to the constitution providing
that in order that the people of the United
States may be furnished with a permanent and
stable paper currency, Congress shall provide
for issuing (blank) millions of dollars in United
States notes not bearing interest, which shall be
legal tender for all debts, public and private,
except for such existing debts as are by contract
payable only in coin, and that the number of
such notes shall be increased each year at a
rate equal to the average increase of popula
tion, and that the first issue of said notes
shall be used as far as necessary in retiring the
United States notes not bearing interest now out
standing, and the remainder in reducing the
interest bearing debt. It further provides that
no law of the United States, or any State,
shall authorize the issue of notes payable on
demand for the benefit of any person or cor
poration, and Congress shall provide for with
drawing from circulation all bank notes now
outstanding.
By Mr. BayneTo punish crimes relating to
the coin of the United Statea.
By Mr. LnsnerA bill reciting that certain
provisions of the acts of 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865,
and 1870, relative to funding the floating debt,
etc,, and all other acts which attempt to exempt
from taxation by State authority stocks, bonds
and other securities of the United States be,
and are hereby declared to mean and intend
that such bonds, stocks and other securities of
the United States shall not be taxed by the
State as such BO as to prevent their
circulation or discount, and it was not
meant or intended by said acts and
parts of acts that said stocks, bonds,
notes or other securities of the United States
should not be taxed as property to the same
extent that the States tax other property of
their citizens, or to exercise the unconstutional
power of declaring that the States should not
tax for State purposes any species of property
owned by their citizens.
By Mr. RiddleTo reduce the present high
tax on distilled spirits and tobacco.
By Mr. KnappTo issue certificates on de
posit of silver, bullion or bars
By Mr. CrittendenTo issue certificates on
deposit of silver bullion.
By Mr. Martin (by request)To abolish the
court of claims.
By Mr. PattersonFixing the measure of
damages in suits waged by the government for
timber cut on public lajjds.
The House then went into committee of the
whole, Mr. Cox, of New York, in the chair, on
the diplomatic appropriatcon bill, and Mr.
Hewitt, of New Ydrkr said he would not have
spoken on the bill except for a recent event
which had startled the whole country. That
event had been the decision in the case of the
fishery commission by which the large sum of
85,500,000 had been awarded as damages to the
Candian government for the privileges enjoyed
by United States fishermen. He pictured the
array of leading lawyers who had represented
the United States at Geneva and compared
them with the gentlemen who had represented
it at the late arbitration with Canadarespect
able gentlemen, it was tiue, but gentlemen
who had never been heard of before, while the
representatives of gieat Britain had been
among the shining lights of law.
If reciprocity were put off for twenty years
by the blunders of men selected to represent
the United States abroad, it was time to ascer
tain whether the diplomatic system was worthy
of respect. The present system was expensive,
unnecessary, and in most cases, a useless shame.
The newspapers had taken the places of old
fashioned diplomatic services. Twenty years
ago the United States used to send abroad great
and distinguished men, while in these degener
ate times the foreign missions were refuges for
played out politicians. He was in favor of
having but two European missionsone at
London, as the center of the commercial inter
ests of the world, and one at Berlin, as the
center of political power. He would have
these ministers well paid, so that they would
not feel humiliated at association with other
ministers. He would then have secretaries at
the other different posts who should report to
the ministers. He stated that of twenty im
portant treaties negotiated with European na
tions, all but one had been negotiated by spe
cial envoys, thus showing the inutility of the
piesent diplomatic service.
He regretted very much that there was no
reciprocal treaty between the United States and
France, since this country would have so much
to gain by such a treaty. He was in favor of
retaining the missions to the South American
States, because those countries were constantly
in a state of revolution^ and ministers were
necessary there to proteo^f itizens of the Unit*
ed States. Wherever diplomatic service could
subserve the interests of commerce, he would
sustain it, but where it had only to deal with
political questions, he was in favor of reducing
the expense of the service and consolidating its
departments. The regulation of the whole
system of diplomatic and consular service, was
in the hands of the President, under the con
stitution. He could make that system an honor
and a source of immense value and prosperity
to the country.
Referring to the civil service reform, he sent
to the clerk's desk and had read the civil ser
vice order of President Hayes, and then stated
that the fifth auditor of the treasury had
been making political speeches in New Hamp
shire. He did not propose to make any com
ments on that act. No President had ever
made such promises as Mr. Hayes had. No
President was ever so bound by the considera
tion of justice to keep the pledges which he
had made. It had been a matter of wonder to
everybody on both sides that those pledges had
not been kept. Here was a President who
came into office, not by the ordinary mode, but
comes rather by the Caesarian operation. He
owed to both sides, not only to his own side, to
which he made these pledges, but to that other
arid greater party in the country, which had,
with a forbearance and self-control unparalleled
in modern times, kept their faith with him.
Had he kept his faith with the people? Men
had puzzled their brains to explain why he
had not done it. It was assuredly not because
he wanted to reward his own party, for he had
trampled his own party under foot. It was
not because he wanted to come into the arras
of the Democratic party, because he knew that
while that party sternly did its duty to hu
manity, it wanted no recruits from that direc
tion. He had said that he wonId not give
appointments for political reasons.
That was to the party which had
nominated him and which had tried to elect
him and within very narrow limits he kept his
pledge as to that, but there had been more
than one campaign carried on in 1876. There
had been a campaign of eleetion and a cam
paign of electoral action, and when his appoint
ments were turned to it would be found that
he had rewarded those who had secured his
counting in to the high office of President of
the United States. To begin with his cabinet,
there would be found there two secretaries who
had been counsel on the electoral commission.
Mr. FryeIs the gentleman making an attack
on the civil service reform of the President? I
hope he will see fit to give us friends of his
policy sufficient time to reply. [Loud Laugh-
ter.]
Mr. Hewitt said he was not making an attack
on the civil service reform of the President,
because he thought he had no civil {service
policy. Among his other appointments were
those of Wells, Anderson, Oaasanave and Ken
ner in Louisiana, and of Sterns in Florida.
The President bad also broken his pledge by
appointing tfee personal friendsNoyes, who
had put Hayes ill nomination, as minister to
France Comly, Who had discovered Hayes,
as minister to the Sandwich Islands and Lee,
as consul to Frankfort. Mr. Hewitt then sent
to the clerk's desk and had re^sd a letter from
Comly to a private friend, in which he pictured
the duties of minister as, principally, going to
take another drink, (which was read amid much
laughter).
Mr. Hewitt resumed his speech, and pro
ceeded to criticise the diplomatic appointments.
Having mentioned the name of Lee, consul
general at Frankfort, Mr. Jones, of Ohio, de
fended that appointment, and said that Lee
was a man of culture, capacity and integrity,
and that no better selection could have been
made.
Mr. Hewitt 6aid that he was glad to hear it,
but he disclaimed any intention of impugning
Lee's character or abilities. His objection to
it was that the appointment had been made on
See
Join resolution proposing
.?*'&$&
Hsonal grounds. He asked Mr,Jones whether
was a German scholar?
Mr. Jones replied that Lee or Ad both trans
late and speak German, and 'walk in point of
culture he was up to the Jeffersonian ^p^"^ri*
Lee's original appointment as private secretar-y.
merits, and he had no doubt that his appoint
ment to Frankfort had also been made on his
merits alone.
Mr. MoMahon asked Mr. Jones whether the
appointment had not been made on account of
Lee's connection with the "American alliance."
Mr. Jones said he had no knowledge on that
subject. He only knew that Lee's personal
merits justified the appointment he had re
ceived.
Mr. Hewitt replied that whatever Lee's per^
sonal merits might be bis appointment was ex
cluded by the fact of his personal relations
with the President. That was the only point
he chose to make. In reference to the appoint
ments of Kasson to Austria, Lowell to Spain,
Welch to London, and Bayard Taylor to Ger
many, there were more or less objections to
all of them. He admitted the experience,
ability and ^eminent fitness of Kasson, but the
objection to him was that he had been one of
the "visiting statesmen," had gone to Florida,
and had rendered valuable service in the elec
toral struggle. Welch was a highly respecta
ble merchant, but his selection was not a good
one for such an important post. Lowell waa a
poet, a man of letters, a scholar, who had done
honor to his age, name and country, but in
view of the delicate and intricate nature of
this country's relations with Spain, he ques
tioned the fitness of that appointment. Al
though he recognized Bayard Taylor's expe
rience and abilities, he believed that
in view of the important questions
springing up in Europe, the
selection of Taylor was not the best that might
have been made. It appeared to him as if the
President's will had been paralyzed by the
threats made on either side of the House aud
by newspaper discussions as to his title to of
fice. He (Hewitt) wished to saydistinctly that
Hayes held his title beyond the reach of any
proceeding, political or otherwise, except in
his own conscience. If there had been a
wrong done it had been done, not
by the President, but by the electoral
commission. Mr. Hayes held his office by an
irrefragible and sacred title, and therefore he
could afford to march iirmly forward in the
execution of the pledges which he had given,
but if the President went on to the end of his
term falsifying these pledges and neglecting
the performance of his obligations, then the
American people would hold that the fraud had
been not in the title, but in the performance.
At this point in the discussion, the commit
tee rose, and Mr. Sayler, from the committee
on ways and means, reported as unanimous
from that committee, a joint resolution pre
scribing the time for payment of taxes on dis
tilled spirits, and had it referred to the com
mittee of the whole on the state of the Union.
He then moved to go. into committee for the
purpose of considering it.
This motion was rejected, and Mr. Sayler
gave notice he would renew the motion very
soon.
Mr. Clymer, from the appropriation commit
tee, reported the naval appropriation bill.
The total amount appropriated is $14,048,664.
The salary of admiral is fixed at $13,000, and
of vice admiral at $8,000. $15,000 is appropri
atad for the civil establishment of the navy
yards. Referred to the committee of the
whole.
Mr. Cox of New York, asked leave to offer a
resolution, reciting that the administration of
President Diaz in Mexico has .fulfilled require
ments of the country and law for the purpose
of recognition by our government, and that
such recognition would be in the interest of
international intercourse, and inviting the
President of the United States to recognize said
government of Mexico as at present adminTstei
ed. Mr. Mills objected.
The House then took a recess until 7 -30, the
evening session being for debate only.
EVENING SESSION.
The House was called to order, Mr. Harden
bergh in the chair, at 7:80, with not more than
a dozen members present, and was addressed
by Mr. Covert in opposition to the bill trans
ferring to the navy department control the life
saving services by Mr. Hayes, who opposed
the Mexican pension bill on the ground that it
would place traitors side by side on the rolls
with patriots by Mr. Baker, of Indiana, in re
gard to the patent laws, and by Mr. Tipton, in
favor of postal savings banks and postal tele
graphs. Adjourned.
Progress of Tariff Revision.
WASHINGTON, March 11.The committee on
ways and means has agreed upon the following
changes in the tariff. Fans and fire screens of
every description, except palm leaf fans, of
whatever quality, composed or manufactured
of cloth, or other material, woven or made in
patterns of such size, shape, form, or cut, as to
be fit for fans or fire screens,thirty-five per cent.
ad valorem. Feathers, ostrich, vulture, cock,
and other ornamental, crude, or not dressed,
colored or manufactured, 25 per cent.art valorem
when dressed, colored or manufactured, arti
ficial and ornamental feathers and flowers, or
parts thereof, of whatever material not othei
wise provided for, 50 per cent, ad valorem.
Figs accents per pound. Filberts and wal
nuts 8 cents per pound. The rate on kid gloves
of all descriptions for men's, women's or chil
dren's wear, is fixed at $4 per dozen instead of
50 per cent, ad valorem. Gloves, made of lamb
skin or other leather, $2 per dozen.
Howard's Wliitewash Sticha.
WASHINGTON, March 11.In tho criminal
court to-day before Judge Wylie, the case of
the United States against Gen. O. Howard, late
commissioner of the freedmens' refuge and
abandoned lands, was taken up. This is an
action to recover $13,464 found to be due on
settlement of his accounts, and it is alleged
these moneys came into his hands by virtue of
bis being suoh commissioner and trustee, the
amounts being due colored soldiers, etc., and
under an act of Congress a large portion of this
fund was invested. The defence was that the
subject matter of this case had been the sub
ject of inquiry by an army court, and he was
exculpated that the funds in question were in
the hands of G. W. Ballock.'a detailed officer,
and defendant was not responsible. Under in
structions of the court a verdict was found for
defendant.
Silver CertificatesCoinage Facilities.
WASHINGTON, March 11.Secretary Sherman
was before the committee on coinage, weights
and measures this morning, and gave his views
about the proposed measure for issuing certifi
cates of deposit of silver bullion. In this con
nection the question was discussed as to
whether such certificates should merely repre
sent the bullion at its market value, or whether
the government Bhould buy bullion with the
certificates. It seemed to be conceded that the
certificates should be issued, but the com
mittee came to no conclusion as to the'details.
The secretary said silver certificates issued to
depositors of silver bullion were to be based on
the actual market value of the silver on the
day of deposit, based upon London and New
York quotations of that day. If they were to
be based upon the coinage value of the bullion
they would never be presented for redemption
until silver was worth 59 pence per pound.
The secretary favored the issue of these silver
certificates, and the receipt of bullion on de
posit for them at but one point, and that New
York, as the great silver market of the country.
He seemed to think that if deposits
were allowed to be made at San Francisco
and Carson, city, the bullionists, would not sell
silver, but would endeavor to corner the gov
ernment, as they would have the use of the
certificates, while they were still reserving their
silver. This could not so well be done in New
York, with its supplies coming from Europe,
Mexico, and this country. As a question as to
the cost of doubling capacity of mints, he re
plied in substance that the question was one
more of delay than cost, and more of the sup
ply of bullion than the capacity of the mints.
The secretary gave it as his opinion that under
legislation as it stands, from 50,000,000
to 100,000,000 silver dollars can be
put in circulation, and kept at
par with gold. He favored discontinuance of
the trade dollar coinagees apt to be a source of
embarrassment, preferred the nickel five-cent
pieoM to silver favored abolition of the twen
ty-cent silver coin as one whose convenience
waa in paying for ten-cent drinks suggested
restriction of the legal tender quality of sub
sidiary silver coin to ten dollars, and the re
demption of it in legal tender coin when* pre
sented at the sub-treasuries in sums of $100,
Dr, Linderman gave information concerning
the facilities for coining the new silver dollars,
to the President had been made solely on his and said that to double the present capacity
ST. PAUL, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH
would requxre'three additionafc&aints, or two
in addition to that at NewOrloaw. With those,
five or six millions a month could be coined. At
present, making all allowances for interrup
tions, two millions and a half could be coined
a month. This would make thirty-six millions
a year. The New Orleans mint could be placed
in working condition at a cost *of $50,000 or
$75,000, so as to coin one million a month.
Thiaradded to the coinage of the other mints,
would make forty-two millions a year.
^^W?*4&pointmenta.^eft
WASHINGTON, March 11.The Venezuelan
claims inquiry closed to-day.
The President bas nominated-John W. Hoyt,
of Wisconsin, to be Governor of Wyoming Ter
ritory Ivorjr Lord, collector of customs, Saco,
Me. and Daniel F. Kelly, of Pennsylvania,
chief engineer in the revenue marine service.
PostmastersChas. H. Prince, Augusta, Ga.
Wm. L. Roche, Plaguemine, La. R. M. Rey
nolds, formerly collector at Mobile, will be
nominated first auditor of the treasury, in
place of Hon. David W. Mohan, resigned.
Southern Mail Claims.
WASHINGTON, March 11.The bill introduced
in the House to-day by Representative White,
repealing so much of the annual appropriation
act approved March 3,1877, as provides for pay
ment of certain Southern mail contractors, ap
propriates $375,000 to pay the amount due
mail contractors for service performed
in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, 'Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Missouri, North and South Carolina, Texas,
Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia in the
years 1859, 1860, and 1861, and before said
States respectively engaged in war against the
United States provided, however, that any
such claims which have been paid by the Con
federate States government shall not be again
paid.
The Union Pacific.
WASHINGTON, March 11.The secretary of the
interior transmitted to the Senate to-day a com
munication from the chairman of the govern
ment directors of the Union Pacific railroad
company, showing the total present investment
of the Union Pacific in other roads to be over
three million dollars. Attention is called to
the fact that the Union Pacific intends im
mediately to aid in the construction of a road
from a suitable point on the line to the Black
Hills, while the object of the above investment
was and is to bring business
to the line of the Union Pacific. The
government directors invite attention to a
previous report in which they say "the ability
of the company to make the* advances referred
to shows that it could have returned more to
the government than it has, and raises the ques
tion of the power of the company to divert its
means into channels not authorized by law."
The First of the Xew Dollar*.
WASHINGTON, March 11.The director ot the
mint to-day learned by telegraph from the
Philadelphia mint that the superintendent ex
pects to receive from the coiner the first de
livery of new silver dollars Wednesday, and
that a supply of dies for the same coin will be
ready to forward to San Francisco and Carson
by Tuesday or Wednesday next.
The Weather.
WASHINGTON, March 12, 1 a. m.Indications
for the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri
valleys, warmer southerly winds, partly cloudy
weather and light rains, followed by colder
northwest winds and rising barometer. For
upper lake region, northeast to southeast winds,
cooler and partly cloudy Weather, occasional
rains, stationary or rising barometer.
WISCOXSIX LEGISLATURE.
Both Houses Busily Grinding Ont New
StatutesThe Republican Committee
Approves the Selection for Supreme
Judges.
|Special Telegram to THE GLOBS.J
MADISON, March 11Both Houses had ses
sions to-night. The Senate passed bills for
the relief of H. N. Smith, warden of the State
prison appropriating $81,980 to the Northern
insane asylum prohibiting the employment of
children in factories, and indefinitely postpon
ed the compulsory educational bill. In the
Assembly the bill was concurred in
to remedy the evils consequent upon destruc
tion of any public records by fire or otherwise.
Bills passed to authorize the constiuction of a
dam across Greaner's creek in Barron county
to appropriate money to provide for postage
stamps for employes to provide for transfer
of the normal school fund income to the treas
urer of the board of regents of normal schools
to extend the time for coustruction and com
pletion of the Chicago, Portage & Superior
railway to declare the true intent and mean
ing of the language used in sec
tion thirty of chapter one hun
dred and fifty.one of the general
laws of 1860, entitled an act to codify the laws
relating to Normal schools, and to amend chap
ter 94 of the general laws of 1857, and chapter
116 of the general laws of 1866, and of similar
language used in other statutes of the State.
The State central committee through its sec
retary, Frank Leland, endorse the nominations
of Judge David Taylor and Judge Harlow 8.
Orton as additional judges of the supreme
couit.
BURIED IX SXO W.
The Union Pacific Railway, in Vicinity of
CheyenneSlow Progress In Clearing the
Track.
CHEYENNE, Wy., March 11.The situation on
the several blockaded railroads entering this
point is not very materially changed this even
ing, and the belated trains occupy relatively
the same positions, with the exception of No.
3, at Antelope last night, which has put back
to Sidney for better accommodations. Assistant
General Superintendent J. T. Clark has been
fighting the drifts with 200 men westward from
that station, to-day, and to-night was at At
kins, which in point of mileage is a greater
success than has attended the efforts of Divi
sion Superintendent Davis, who, with 125 men,
is working eastward from Cheyenne, but owing
to the solidity of the snow he had made only
four miles to-night, being half through the
long cut at that point. The western division
force is working eastward from tie siding, but
has not yet reached Dale Creek, between which
point and Cheyenne there aremany and long cuts
well filled with snow, as well as several sheds
in a similar condition. It is probable that the
road will be open eastward to-morrow.
Baggage and Malls Burned East of Chicago.
CHICAGO, March 11.A baggage car from New
York was burned on the Lake Shore and Mich
igan Southern road at 2 o'clock this morning,
while approaching Edgerton, about 170 miles
East of Chicago. All the contents were de
stroyed, inducting a considerable amount of
mail matter which was in one section of the car.
The fire was discovered shortly before arriving
at Edgerton, and when the train stopped at
that place the flames had rendered the use of
water of no avail. No estimate of damage can
be made although reports of heavy losses by
passengers are current.
PABTICULARS.
The fire caught from a candle which was
carelessly left burning in the vicinity of a large
pile of papers. Some 8,000 pounds of mail
was burned, but there were no letters, and the
mail was chiefly for Iowa and Nebraska.
Among the principal losers by the destruction
of baggage were M. L. Scott and daughter, of
Erie, $3,000 worth of diamonds Daniel Dows,
New York, valuable papers and baggage, and
many others for less amounts. The car was
formerly in the fast mail service, and was val
ued at 93,000.
s-i 1$nU fea Virginia'* Bonds. ^.^Zu
RICHMOND, Va., March 11.The House of
Delegates to-night ordered to engrossment a
bill offering to creditors to refund their bonds
in registered bonds bearing 8 per cent, interest
for eighteen years, and four per cent, for
thjrty-two. They are to be non-taxable for
city, countNocompnbripn pr State purposes, on principal or
"!*e5eft- plied in the bill.
js, expressed or im
12, i87a
EUEOPE'S AFFAIRS
THB LOXDOX TIMES OK THE POPU-
LAR SIDE.
Andrassy Reveals svn Understanding With
Russia Before the War-Derby Speaks of
Negotiations Preliminary to the Congress
-Empress Victoria's Moslem Subjects Ex
cited-Italy's New Cabinet-Gladstone's
Candidacy, &c.
LONDON, Harch 11.Gladstone has been in
vited to represent Leeds in Parliament, but
declined.
The-Times, in a leading editorial, contends
that Russia must submit every one of the
peace conditions to the Congress, not excepting
the indemnity clause. "She has no right,"
says the article, to be dictator over Turkey.
The great powers did not invite her to make
war or give her commission to replace the gov
ernment of the Porte in any way she may think
fit." The Timet also eulogized the govern
ment's action in bringing forward the Greek
claims. It says, No decision so patriotic and
far seeing has been taken by the cabinet in
many a day as the step proposing that Greece
shonld be represented at the conference. It
recognizes that the old state of things cannot
be restored, and that the best materials for re
placing it are to be found in the Hellenic race."
RERUN, March 11.The Post says: Measures
must be taken to prevent the Dardanelles
and Bulgaria from becoming Russian
property.
BRITISH MOHAMMEDANS EXCITED.
LONDON, March 11.Trustworthy advices
from India state that the Mohammedans are
greatly exoited about the overthrow of Turkey,
and serious trouble is apprehended unless the
government takes some anti-Russian action
shortly. It is believed two hundred thousand
Moslem volunteers to serve against Russia
could be raised without difficulty.
DERBYGLADSTONE.
LONDON, March 11.In the house of lords
to-night Earl Derby, replying to Lord Strath
eden, said the question whether the Congress
would have full materials to form judgment on
all questions to be submitted, was undoubtedly
of great importance. He considered it useless
and foolish to go into {he Congress unless it had
a real, not merely nominal power of dealing
with the matters before it. Her Majesty's gov
ernment is now in communication with other
governments on this subject.
A FETE FOR GRANT.
ATHENS-, March 11.A fete is to take place
to-night in honor of General and Mrs. Grant.
Ruins of ancient temples and the Pantheon
will be illuminated.
The insurrection is very active in Thessaly,
Epirus and Crete, and fresh outbreaks in
Macedonia are reported.
AFFAIRS AT ROUE.
ROME, March 11.Cairolic, who has undertak
en the formation of the new ministry, is a
former Garibaldian. He is deservedly popular,
and is the only oue who can recognize the lib
eral party, sunk in discredit through the con
duct of Nicohera, Sepretio and Crispi, but ho is
not an administrator and will take no portfolio,
only excepting the presidency of the council.
Sarardelli, formerly minister of public works,
will probably be minister of the interior Fori
ni, minister of public works, and Duanno,
minister of foreign affairs.
Disturbances among the Swiss guard at the
Vatican continue. Forty have been dismissed.
Some anaticB inside and outside the Vatican
are tampering with these mercenaries for the
purpose of creating difficulty for the Pope.
BERLIN, March 11.In the Reichstag to-day
the chancellor's substitutes bill passed the
third reading, 171 to 101.
ANDRASSY'S TALK.
VIENNA, March 11.Count Andrassy has
made further statements in various committees
of delegations explaining that the declaration
of Austro-Hungarian interests was handed to
Russia before the war, and Russia acknowledged
that it was well founded. He emphatically
denied that the government contemplated
ordering mobilization as soon as the
credit was voted. The government
desired to be provided with means
showing that the monarchy is capable of pro
tecting its interests, but they could not take
the responsibility of appearing at great cost in
a state of military preparation before the Con
gress from whose deliberations a satisfactory
understanding was anticipated. He denied the
various reports that actual measures for mobi
lization had been taken, or that an ordre de
batoille was already drawn up.
It is asserted that Count Andrassy, in his
address before the sub-committee of the Hun
garian delegation on Sunday, stigmatized the
policy of Servia as aiming at aggrandizement
and jeopardizing the interests of Austria and
Hungary.
THE OBAND DUKE.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 11.The Czar is ex
pected to ratify the treaty Saturday or Sunday.
The Grand Duke Nicholas telegraphed the Czar
he will return to St. Petersburgh immediately
after he has visited the Sultan. The Czar re
plied, desiring him to remain. The Porte has
appointed one Kornssaudjun as political agent
in attendance upon the Grand Duke.
A large number of constituencies will ask
Gladstone to represent them. It may be taken
for granted that he will not revoke his decision
concerning Greenwich, or consent to sit for any
populous constituency. Inquiries have already
been unofficially made from Manchester, but
Chester or Oxford University are considered
more likely to secure him as a candidate.
BISMARCKMUTINEERSKEEPING IN SHAPE.
LONDON, March 12.A special from Berlin
reports that Prince Bismarck will go to his
Lauenberg estates for the improvement of his
health, and remain there until the meeting of
the Congress.
A Rome dispatch states that measures are
position at the Vatican for instigating mutiny
impending against certain persons of high
among Swiss guards.
The Standard reports that all homeward
bound men of war have been ordered to be de
tained at Malta to strengthen the fleet in East
ern waters.
THE PEACE CONGRESS.
LONDON, March 11.A correspondent at
Vienna says it is stated that Baouf Pasha bears
an autograph letter from the Sultan to the
Czar, as well as the ratification of the treaty.
Russia has not, as yet. sent a positive reply to
Austria'srequest to fix the date between March
25th and 31st for the meeting of congress.
Prince Gortschakoff hesitates, on account of
his recent illness.
Russia still maintains the view that only
parts of the treaty affecting European interests
should be submitted to the congress. There
is little doubt that Austria will support Great
Britain in advocating the claims of Greece to
be represented in the congress.
GETTING CHUMMY.
PSBA, March 11.It has been arranged that
Grand Duke Nicholas shall visit the Sultan
Tuesday, coming by water instead of by land,
with mounted escort, as first proposed. The
Sultan will return the visit at Russian embassy.
GOING FOB EGYPT.
A Paris correspondent states that France and
England have agreed to make joint interven
tion in the affairs of Egypt. Both powers have
addressed strong remonstrances to the Khedive,
and offered to send any official to conduct an
inquiry into the finances. It is understood that
England had offered to the Khedive the services
of Mr. Baring or Mr. Rivers Wilson.
Iowa Legislation.
DSSHOINXS, la., March 11.In the House to
day the constitutional amendment prescribing
the election of members of the General Assem
bly every four years instead of every two years,
was defeated, 29 ayes to 49 nays. A resolution
to amend the constitution to permit women to
vote was lost, 43 ayes, 37 nays. An amendment
to strike out the word "white" in the qualifi
cation for members of the general assembly,
was carried ayes 74, nays 4,
?4
DISASTROUS EIRE.
Five Story Building Burned In Mew York
This Morning.
NEW Yoax, March 12.At 1:20 this morning
a fire broke out in the five story brick
building No. 174 Fulton street, occupied by
P. O. Pierce, paints and oils, J. F. Baldwin &
Co., printers, and a book bindery on the top floor.
The engines were promptly on the spot, but
the inflammable nature of the contents caused
the whole building to be gutted. The fire is
now under control. The top floor of the roof
is still burning. No estimates of loss to-night,
but they will be heavy. The building belongs
to Trinity church.
A CITY'S GRATITUDE.
Sbakopee's Ovation to Her Dkttinarnished
Citizen on the Orrasion of IIH Arrival
Home.
Hon. Henry Hiuds, of Shakopee, on his ar
rival home on Saturday afternoon last, was met
at the depot bv about two hundred of his
fellow-citizens and received at their hands a
regular ovation. Ex-Mayor Geyennan on be
half of the citizens delivered an address of
welcome, to which Mr. Hinds made a neat and
very cordial response. Among other features
of the reception was some very ohoico music
from the Shakopee brass band.
In the evening the citizens, with the band,
called at Mr. Bonds' house, and were cordially
welcomed and a pleasant time ensued. Alto
gether, &eocaaion was a fitting testimonial of
respect and esteem to aTfifnTBT ptfbnNS ser
vant, of which Mr. Hinds may well feel proud.
The services which he rendered his people dur
ing the past session were of the greatest im
portance to the welfare and general interest of
his constituents, and their due appreciation, as
made manifest on Saturday, must have been
gratifying in the extreme.
PERSONAL.
Dr. Stewart, of Winona, took supper at the
Merchants last night.
Capt. Griggs, the Grand Mogul of Grand
Forks, D. T., is in the city.
Clinton Markell, Esq., of Duluth, came down
last evening, and is domiciled at the Metropol
itan.
The burly form and the genial face of Capt.
J. A. Reed, the penitentiary warden, were
illuminating the streets of St. Panl yesterday.
Hon. Ed. Rice and James J. Hill, Esq.. left
on Sunday night's train for the East. It ix
presumed that their mission has something to
do with the railroads.
Lieut. Governor Yale, Hon. Thos. Simpson,
Capt. S. A. Van Gorder, Judge Barber, and V.
Simpson, Esq., all of Winona, were in this city
yesterday, and stopped at the Merchants.
Judge E. F. Parker returned last evening
from a two days' trip to Austin, and will return
to Duluth this morning. The Judge reports a
strong anti-Page feeling as predominant in that
city.
Dr. Carli, who, with the exception of the
early military surgeons stationed in these
regions, is the first and, therefore, the oldest
practising physician in the State, took a run
over from Stillwater yesterday.
Frank Dunton, Esq., of Dunton'tt Spirit of
the Turf, Chicago, is revisiting, after a year a
absence, his many friends in this city. Frank
publishes a good paperfirst-class in its line
and loves to talk horse as dearly as ever.
Col. Wm. S. King was in town yesterday
congratulating the people of St. Paul upon the
brilliant prospects for the State fair in this
city during the first week in September. Bill
says the St. Paul fair is bound to be a success.
Major J. M. Bowler, the handsome Represen
ietive from Renville, who, like Mary's little
lamb after being turned out or school, still lin
gered near, finally tore himself away yesterday
and proceeded to Minneapolis, whence he leaves
this morning for Bird Island, where he dons
she collar of postmaster of that flourishing
burgh. With a postofGce and a "switch," the
major ought to be happy, and no longer hanker
after legislative flesh pots.
The following are among the arrivals at the
Clarendon yesterday: Chas. Peterson, A. Da
vidson, J. A. Auduberg, Red Wing W. H. Mer
rick, Minneapolis O. S. Wiley, St. Paul T. K.
Simonds, Red Wing F. McNamara, St. Paul
L. R. Smith, Breckenridge L. H. Dodge, Mel
rose W. H. C. Folsom, Kettle R. Station H.
A. Hamlin, Clearwater J. B. Barringer and
wife. Chicago Edward F. Parker, Duluth.
At the Merchants, March 11,1878: W. H.
Fennis, Milwaukee JohnBry and Wife, Minne
apolis C. S. Getchell, Afton J. A. Reed, Still
water A. Livermore, New Richmond D. M.
Sabin, Stillwater Chas. A. Joslyn, Rochester,
W. W. Wales, E. B. Ames, Chas. W. Johnson,
Minneapolis Geo. E. Redfield, T. B. Corrigan,
T. W. Whitney, Chicago Geo. O. Stevens, Bos
ton J. C. Cranford, Winona T.I. Peese, St.
Louis Chas. B. Black well, W. I. Weinburg, New
York E. B. Emerson, Cincinnati,
Robert Cassidy, Menomonie L. W.
Burgeh, Denver Allen Gerrosh, St. Charles,
D. A. Stewart, S. A. Van Gorden, Thomai
Simpson, Lloyd Barber, Ed. F. Mues, Wm. H.
Yale, Winona W. D. 'Allen, Mason City S.
Ashley, A. H. Simons, J. C. Lounsberry,
Thomson Lyman Loring, Glyndon R. F.
Metley, Grand Forks N. L. Hinckley, Wbito
Bear Ed. N. Folsom, Mark Humphrey, Tay
lors Falls H. B. Churchill, New-
York- C. S.
Rice, Le Sueur: James Hill, Roberts
J. A. Marvin, Litchfield,W.P. Spaulding, Brain
erd J. S. White, Prescott E. M. Bartlet. Eau
Claire J. D. Bailey, Lake City R. B. Gates,
do. H. B. Lntz, do. 8. W. Sweet, Chicago
T. Bengh, Red Wing Olaf Lindseth, do. Olaf
Hegnum, do. O, O. Lindseth. do. P. O. Hcg
rum, do. John G, Neuald, do. Hans Westby.
do. J. A. Westby, do. John Thomson, do.,
H. K, Molton, do. O.C. Hogstad, do. J. Chas.
Smith, Connecticut O. A. Bailey, Menomonie
V. Simpson, Winona.
Entertainment To-Night.
To-night all lovers of music will have an op
portunity seldom offered to hear the finest com
positions of the grandest masters executed with
a skill uneqalled in this country. To attend
to-night's concert will be a lesson to amateur
musicians, especially pianists, in method worth
scores of dollars. The reader's attention is di
rected to the following attractive
PBOGBAJOIE:
1. Sonata Pathetic, Op. 18, Grave, Allegro
Adagio CantabileRondo. Beethoven.
Mme, Julia Rive-King.
2. "Oh, had I Jubal's Lyre," Handel.
Miss Abbie whinnery.
(a. Romania, (Op. 28, No. 8.)
9.
"Matin Song," .Paine.
"His Coming,"' Franz.
Miss Abbie Whinnery.
Grand March, from Tannhauser,
WagnerLiszt.
Mme. Julia Bive-King.
More Failures.
PHILADELPHIA, March 11.Galloway &
Graff, manufacturers of antique statuary,
vases, Ac, have failed. They acted
as agents for Richard 0. Bemmey, in the brick
and pottery business, who also failed. Liabil
ities of both about #150,000.
EvANSvnxB, Ind., March 11.Jacob Eichel
tobacco and warehouse merchant, failed to-dav'
Liabilities, 67,000 assets, $37,000.
10.
Murdered for Half a Stick of Caadv.
PHTLADBXPHLI, March 11.Robert McAdams,
12 years old, and Charlea Patton, of tha same
age, quarrelled to-day over the possession of a
stiokof candy. Patton threatened'to shoot
McAdams if he did not divide with him. As
the latter stUl refused, Patton- drew a pistol
and shot McAdams through the head, killing
him almost instantly. The young murderer
ttien fled, am} has not ye* been captured.
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NUMBER 57.
CAUGHT HIM.
THAT'S
WHAT MARSHAL
HAS DOXE.
Long Chase for a Gold Corn Counterfeiter
-His Arrest in Idaho-Coming to St.
Paul for Trial-BetaUs of His Ofience.
For many weeks past various
%gon
And thereby hangs a tale. More than
Hoe was arrested in Wadena
county, by the local authorities, for utterine
*5 gold pieces. Hoxie was turned
over to Deputy Marshal Mcllrath. who
brought him to this city for examination. The
deputy discovered from the youth that he had
been intrusted with the passing of the spurious
coins by two men, L. W. Rima and Samuel
LAWS, who resided in Leaf Valley township.
Douglas county, just on the borders of Otter
Tad county. Acting on this information.
Deputy McHrath proceeded to the place named
and came first to Rima's house, which ha
found closed, but was informed by third
parties that Rima had gone West to Oregon for
the benefit of his wife's health. A short dis
tance for Rima residence was that of Laws
which was next viBited. Here the officer was
more snccessful. Laws, like the Pionm
Press on a^Monday morning, was "at home"
,immediately arrested, two small bags of
gold, found upon his premises, being also
secured The pdsoner and the metal
were brouKht to St. Paul, where
Laws was tried, and, on Jan. 6, 1877, was con
victed of passing counterfeit money, heme
sentenced therefor to one year's servitude in
the penitentiary at Stillwater, where he now is.
Ihe clues afforded by the arrebts of Hoxie and
Laws have been followed ever since with great
secrecy, and have culminated as above
noted in the associated press telegram
Meantime, the United States officers have not
been idle this State, their object being to
weave around Rima a web of evidence in which
to entangle him and secure his convietion
The marshals have been
in this direction
the West,
bert
a
3. b. SpringRowew. "[Schumann
c. Value Allemagne Rubinstein.
Mme. Julia Bive-King.
4. "I must Sing," Taubert,
Miss Abbie Whinnery.
5. Recit. and Air, "Labor and Rest,
Sir Jules Benedict.
W. H. Bnekelew.
i a "Nocturne," flat major, Op. 9, No. 2,
6. b. "Impromptu," A flat, Op. 29.
o. "Rondeau," E flat, Op. 16 Chopin.
Mme. Julia Rive-King.
7. Swis Song Eckert.
Miss Abbie Whinnery.
8. "Morning Journal," (Posthumous,)
StraussTausig.
Mme. SuliaRjve-JLing.
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M'LAREX
rumors, gain
ing greater or less credence, have circulated
throughout tho city respecting the continued
absence from5t,^aul of United States Mar
shal McLaren. One day he was reported as
being in Illinois, another that he was in Wis
consin, then he was in Iowa, and, finally his
health was impaired and he had gone to Ore
to recruit it. These contradiotions were
set at rest by the receipt of a telegram from
him in Oregon, stating that he had succeeded
in arresting ."his man." one L. W. Bima.
which is fully confirmed by the followimr
associated press dispatch:
PORTLAND Oregon, March 11.United
Marshal McLareRne om Minnesota, start. Ewt to-
rT^*!2 o*
ou'todJ. indite bStateathy
W
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i
United court itn MinnesotaSpokane for counter,
Idaho8'Stateesw
Ha3oa
Bre dnear Falls
succesful, alsot
Before leaving for
Rima sold to a
jeweler in Alexandria, Douglas county, a com
plete Smee a electro-battery, which was pur
chased in Boston, Mass. He also sold, or left
behind him to be sold, twenty-five pounds of
pig tin, fifteen pounds of block tin and
various quantities of pure zino and
copper, all of which metals are
employed along with gold, i forming tha
alloy out of winch counterfeitn "gold" coin
mamifaclmed. All these facts, of course will
have more or less weight when Rima is brought
up tor trial to which he being hastened by
Marshal McLaren, who is on tho way with him
to this city with all possible speed.
"The mills of the
godse wind.28
slowly but surely." and
th
and capture of Rima, though protracted,
has been unweanediy pursued. It is believed
official circles that the prisoner is one of a
numerous and strictly organized gang of coun
terfeiters that have been "working" the counter
far and wide, the doings of whioh are expected
to be disclosed at the trial.
HISTORICAI, SOCIETY.
The Regular Monthly Meeting L^H Night.
The historical society held a meeting last
evening, when fifteen member, answered to the
roll call.
Secretary Williams read the minutes of last
meeting, which were adopted.
The secretary then road a list of twenty-seven
donations-books, pamphlets and manuscripts,
and was instructed to thank the donors in be
half of the society.
Communications were read from A. D. Haser
secretary of historical sowety, Chicago, thank
ing the society for books and documents^nt 7
from Harry Randall, offering to send a ata
apparently hewn by Indians: from P.
Thompson, Cincinnati, offering English books
at 80c per shilling frodm Luke Miller, J.ancss-
& ^T*^
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an
roo kittl Crow'
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head, (shull?) Several other unimportant
letters were read,
Some little discussion then ensued upon the
capital extension plans, inquiring if the His
torical society will be better accommodated
the new building. -wwieu a
From inquiry made by Gov. Ramsey, it waa
elicited that the society will be provided with
two fire-proof rooms, each much larger than
the present room with two feet additional
height of ceiling.
Mr. Delano said as the society had been
offered the privilege of
suggestingi anythingl
they wished, he would suggestWthaut then
iJSX-y"-
stead oBf
bW
one?
PrP8ebd
that a eomnutteo of
th
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wit
oon,esr
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Rmsf
Me
S Carried3.a
Williams aud
The secretary reported that Mr. Montgomery
had made application for a reduction of rent
Kefenwd to committee on property
The society then adjourned.
RIVER MATTERS
Probable Disposition of ifte Keokuk North
Line Boats this Season-The Diamond
Joe Line-First Departure of the Season.
The premature coming of spring, anticipating
by at least thirty days, the usual loosening of
the elements in this portion of the footstool
has caught the steamboatmen unaware and unl
prepared to avail themselves of the opportunity
afforded them. The fact is navigation is at
hand but the navigators are not ready.
The ice entirely disappeared from Lake Pepih
on Sunday morning last and with the exception
of a possible obstruction at the Keokuk Rapid*
on account of low water, there is now nn*
slightest obstacle to navigation froTs? P^t
Southward. But when "first bSSafff
the Northern Line Packet company in this
It is presumed, however, that the rise which is
K^
rapi
dswhe
obstade,.cUy
if indeed there is any now, will haveKeokubetoah
w3?!^r
lmer
a
Engemen
ZZSZ
believed the steamers Phil.
Sheridan, War Eagle and Golden Eagle will
constitute the St. Louis and Davenport line,
the Clinton and Lake Superior, the Bt. Loui.
and Quincy line while the St. Paul line
wiU consist pf the following boats, Alexander
Mitchell, Belle of La Crosse, Bed Wing. Min
neapolis, Minnesota and Dubuque. In ad
dition to these there will be a fleet of smaller
passenger and freight boats for low water.
The continued good weather and daily
rising of the waters have pnt Captain
Jack Reaney on his muscle, and unlass he can
get some information as to the probable arrival
of the first boat from below, he will take tfia.
Maggie and start forthwith for-the St. (,'roix
The Minnesota river steamer Gopher left yes
terday afternoon for Bloonuugton Ferry, with
two barges, the first departure from the Dort ,f
St. Paul for the season of 1878.
The Diamond Joe line will run five boats to
this point this seasonthe Josie, Josephine
Diamond Joe, Nonpareil, and Errand Bov
with some half dozen new barges
The river at this point now shows by the
governmeatjjauge a depth of three feet four
ruches, aad gradt^ny welling.
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