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SAD EPISODE IN THE HOUSE OF REP-
Sudden Death of Hon. E Leonard, Mem
ber from LouisianaInstruction to For
eign Ministers in Kclation to the Bimetal-
1c ConferenceRemoval of Doorkeeper
Folk Recommended for following a liad
SystemIssue of Bullion Certificate
Agreed Upon by the House Committee
Plan for Simplifying the Classificatio of
Mouse of Representatives,
WASHINGTON, March 15.Mr. Bobbins, from
he committee on ways and means, reported a
substitute for the bill to promote the deposits
of savings in the treasury and for refunding
he national debt, which was referred to the
committee of the whole. The bill provides
that for convertion of the outstanding
six per cent. bonds into bonds
having a lower rate of interest, any
person may deposit at any postal money order
office, lawful money of the United States, in
sums not less than one dollar, and shall be en
titled to receive therefor a postal money order
on the treasury and that when sueh money
orders shall be presented to the
treasury at Washington they shall be
entered to the credit of the de
positor, and when such deposits amount to $50
they shall, at the option of the depositor, be
convertible into four per cent bond s.
On motion of Mr. Springe to-morrow's ses
sion was set apart for private business.
The Contested election case of Dean vs. Field,
from the Third district' of Massachusetts, was
After some discussion the speaker said: "'The
chair believes it his chity, though it is a very
painful one, to lay a communication before
he House." then handed to the clerk and
had read a telegraph from the secretary of
State, announcing the death, in Havana, of
yellow fever, of Hon. E Leonard, of Loui s
Mr. EllisI am sure the announcement just
made will carry sincere regret to every heart
here, and .t those who knew Judge
Leonard well, who had opportunities to meet
him socially, this announcement will carry
very great sadness. I is not my purpose now
to enter into any detailed account of his life or
public services, nor to eulogize those shining
virtues which bound him to those who
knew him well. A another and more fitting
occasion it will be my duty to pay a proper
tribute to my ktc colleague, I therefore move
that in respect to the memory of Judge Leon
ard, the House do now adjourn. The motion
prevailed and the House adjourned.
Death of the Hon. John Lttonanl.
WASHINGTO N, March 15.Secretary Evarts
telegraphed from the State department the
following, addressed to Hon. Samuel llan
dall, Speake of the HOU BC of Representatives.
"A telegraphic communication has just been
received from United States consul general at
Havana, stating that Hon. John Edwards
Leonard, representative from Louisiana died
this morning of yellow fever. The consul
general states that he had ordered his remains
to be embalmed, and requests the family or
friends of deceased to be informed. also
(Signed, Wax. M. EVAIITK,
Secretary of State.
Speaker Randal immediately telegraphed
the secretary, requesting him to ask the consul
general to show all proper respect to the
memory of deceased, take charge of the re
mains and forward them to New Orleans, and
the House of Representatives would cover all
necessary expenses. The intelligence of the
death of Mr. Leonard came suddenly on the
members of the House and caused general
sorrow. had been absent from Washington
only about three weeks.
WASHINGTON, March 15.The seoretary
State has addressed the following letter
DEPARTMENT OK STATE, I
WASHINGTO N, Marc 12, 1878.
Bill: I enclose herewith a copy of an act of
Congress authorizing the coinage of the silver
dollar and restoring its legal tender. You are
requested to bring the enactment to the notice
of the government to which you are accredited,
and in accordance with the provisions con
tained in the second section, to invite said
government in the name of the government of
the United States, to join us in a conference to
adopt a common rate between gold and silver,
for the purpose of establishing internationally
the use of the bi-metallic money and securing
fixity of the relative value between those met
als, such a conference to be held at such place
in Europe or the United States, at such time
within six months as may be mutaallly agreed
upon by the executives of the governments
joining in the sam e.
As the President, in his annual message to
Congress, expressed his opinion in iivor of
maintaining silver as one of the precious met
als which furnished the coinage of the world,
a nd keeping to as full a measure as possible
he value of the two precious metals as our in
trinsic money, and as the act
of Congress to whicli your attention
is now called was passed by very
great majorities of both Houses, the policy of
this country in support of bimetallic money
may be considered as decided. The position of
he country commercially, from its relation to
western and eastern nations of other hemis
pheres, gives to it a paramount interest in the
proper adjustment of the two precious metals
in their common service of furnishing intrinsic
and universal money of foreign trade, and be
sides as the principal producer of silver, this
country has a just disposition to
promote one of the important irses of that
precious metal as a constituent iar the
money of the world, you will therefore prompt
ly attract the attention of the government to
which you are accredited to the great interest
which this government feels in the measure
now proposed for confirming the coinage and
proportions of the two precious metals in the
systems of the countries invited to participate
therein, to the common advantage of the COK
merce of the world.
You will observe that an early adhesion of at
least three European nations to this project of
a conference is of the first importance. This
being secured, it will be in the power of the
President to appoint the commissioners pr o
vided f^r in such case by the act of Congress.
You will communicate to me the wishes or
preferences of the government addressed on this
subject thiough you as to time aid place of
the proposed conference, that a concurrence in
these points maj
not be unnecessarily delayed,
and, if necessary, you may use the telegraph
for the purpose.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
(Signe'd,) W^i. M. Ev-urrs.
Sili'cf Jtnllion Certificates.
WASHINGTO N, March 15.The commit tec on
banking and currency this morning agreed
upon a bill providing for the issuing of silver
bullion certificates. The bullion is to be
counted at its equivalent in coin, less mint
charges and the cost of transportation. The
certificates are to be issued by any silver coin
ing mint or assay office and to be redeemabl at
the assay office in Ne York, and the mint in
San Francisco. The certificates are to be legal
tender in payment for all government dues.
he vote of the committee on the bill was as
follows: I favor of reporting it for passage
Buckncr, Ewing, Hartzcll, Bell, Yates, ana
Phelpssixan against itHardenbergh,
Eames and Chittendenthree. Hart was ab
sent, and Fort did not vote.
The following is the text of the silver bullion
certificate bill as agreed upon by tho com
Itf it iiiut'tril, eti\. That coin certificates of th
denomination of $10 and mnltiplos thereof up
to $100 may in mode herein provided, be ex-
changed by the several mints and assay offices
at San Francisco, Denver, Bois City, Carson
City, Philadelphia, New York and New Orleans
for the net value of the silver bullion deposited
thereat, and the bullion so received in ex
change for the same coin certificates shall at
all times be held and kept on hand for re
demption of said coin certificates in silver.
he silver thus deposited shall be computed in
said exchange at the coining value at the rate
of 412 grains standard silver the dollar,
less the usual and lawful mint charges and
charges for transportation from the several
assay offices to the mint for coinage, and from
he latter to the assistant treasuries, respect
ively, at which coin certificates, shall be pay
Sec. 2. That for the bullion deposited at the
mints of Sa Francisco and Carson, the
coin certificates provided for in this act shall
be redeemed on demand at the office of the as
sistant treasurer at Sa Franciscoan for the
bullion deposited at the Philadelphia Ne
York, Denver, Boise City and Ne Orleans
mints, and assay offices, the certificates shall
be redeemed at the office pf the assistant trea s
urer at New York, and it shall be the duty of
he secretary of the treasury to cause coin and
mint bars to be transferred after said bars are
stamped as provided in the first section to the
assistant treasurer at New York or San Fran
cisco for redemption of the coin certificates
aforesaid, and said coin certificates shall be
receivable without limit for all dues to the
Sec. 3 That the coin certificates to be issued
under this act shall be redeemed on presenta
tion either in silver bars or silver dollars, at the
option and convenience of the treasury.
Sec. 4. That the secretary of the treasury
shall cause said certificates, authorize by this
act, to be prepared and delivered to the mint
a nd assay offices aforesaid, as part of the bullion
fund, and from which fund deposits shall be
exchanged as coin or coin certificates at the
option of the depositors.
Sec. 5. That the fine or standard silver bars
authorized to be issued by this act shall be
stamped according to their fineness, weight and
value, and the value of the silver bars shall be
computed according to their coining value in
dollars, and the secretary of the treasury is
hereby required to prescribe the necessary regu
lations for carrying this act into effect.
New Mail Classifications,
WASHINGTO N, Marc 15.The committee on
post-offices and post-roads of the House have
nearly completed the bill classifying mail mat
ter and the rates of postage thereon. Mail
matter is divided into four classes: First, writ
ten matter second, printed newspapers
a nd periodicals of two kinds, privi
leged and ordinarythird other printed
matter fourth merchandise. The rate no*
existing will probably not be changed, but the
classification is simplified. The bill will pro
hibit the carrying of mail matter outside the
mails, and authorizes the postmaster general to
use return post cards and the combined letter
sheet and envelope. Sample copies of newspa
pers, etc., are to be admitted to mails at the
same rates as regular issues of registered
matter. The committee is divided
whether any distinction should be made on
rates on second-class matter, and the probabili
is the law will remain as it is, making the
rates tw and three cents per pound. The bill
will prohibit the carrying of second-class mat
er outside the mails.
Recommended for Removal.
WASHINGTON, Marc 15.The House commit
tee on reform in the civil service, investigating
the affairs of Colonel Polk, doorkeeper of the
House of Representatives, agreed upon a report
by a vote of seven against three, charging him
with violations of the law and loose manage
ment of his office in the matter of appoint
ments, and they recommend his removal, and
that subordinates of the House be placed under
he charge of the sergeant-at-arms until the
House shall determine upon the election of an
other doorkeeper. I was shown before the
committee, that many of the appointments
were made on the importunity of some mem
bers of the House who promised appropria
tions of money to cover all deficiencies occur
ring from such appointment, and further, that
he trouble which attended the doorkeeper,
resulted, in part from the fault of the present
system of disposing patronage Nothing ap
peared in the evidence before the committee,
showing that the doorkeeper intentionally did
wrong in the premises.
WASHINGTO N, March 15.The deficiency bill
recently reported appropriates $75,000 for the
construction, repairing and enlarging of the
printing vaults and safes for use of the treas
urer and assistant treasurer of the United
States, and for repairs and preservation of
public buildings under the control of the treas
ry department $25,000 for the custom house
and sub-treasur at Chicago $100,000 for the
custom house and post office at St Louis
100,000 for the custom house, court house and
post office at Nashville, Tenn. $4,000 for the
court house and post office at Parkersburg, W
Va. $6,000 for transporting the army, etc.
$1,200,000, being the deficiency for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1877. The total sum rec
ommended by the bill is $2,390,065.
WASHINGTO N, March 15.The following hon
orary commissioners to the Paris exposition
were commissioned by the President to-day:
G. W Childs and W W Davis, Pennsyl
vania I Safford, TennesseeJame
Smart, IndianaEdwi Cowles, OhioB E
Gallup, Illinois S. Merrill, Wisconsin.
he cabinet session to-day was devoted, prin
cipally, to routine business, and nothing of
more than ordinary importance was under con
Governor Hampton has telegraphed that he
has offered a reward of $200 for the arrest of
Redmond, the noted illicit whisky brigand.
The President to-day appointed Sylvester
Waterkouse, of Ss. Louis, assistant commis
sioner to the Paris Exposition.
Pressing Necessity for Continuance of the
Hot Springs Commission.
HOT SPBINGS, Ark., March 15.There is
general anxiety here that Congress should
legislate promptly to extend the terms of the
Hot Springs commision which otherwise
will expire on the 1st of April. It will re
quire much time yet to settle properly the
conflicting claims of settlers on the govern
ment reservation, and until that is accom
plished nothing can be done towards re
building the recently burned district or
securing sanitary and other improvements
that are necessary for the benefit of the in
valids resorting to these healing waters. If
Congress will but settle the land titles, the
revenue from water rents will fully refund
the federal expenditure here, and local taxa
tion and private enterprise will do the rest.
There are thousands of health seekers here
now, and the number nearly doubles an
nually. The expiration of the commis
sion's term before its work is complete,
would be a public calamity.
Morsels of News From New York.
NEW YOBK. March, 15.The Bulletin, says
the superintendent of public works expects
to have the canals open by the 15th of April,
which is earlier than for any season in the
past twenty-one years. The Post says the
majority of the standing committees of the
dioceses of the Protestant Episcopal church
and all its bishops have consented to the
consecration of Rev. George F. Seymour,
D. D., bishop elect of Springfield, HI.
A special meeting of the house of bishops
will be held here June 17, to consider the
resignation of his jurisdiction by Bishop
McCloskey of Michigan. At the same time
an election will be proposed of a missionary
bishop of New Mexico and Arizona, to fill
the vacancy occasioned by the declination of
liev. Dr. Knickerbacker.
J. Carson Brevoort has resigned the office
of superintendent of the Astor library.
LEAGUE ORGANIZATION PERFECTED
Officers Sleeted and an Address Issued to
the PeopleGold and Silver with Con
vertible Paper the only Safe and Uniform
Circulating Medium Any Other Curren
cy Denounced as a Violation of Plighted
Faith and Soon to Result in Disaster and
CHICAGO, March 15.In pursuance of a
call for a meeting of the hardmoney league,
and those in sympathy with its object,
prominent business men representing a
number of Western States and both the
Republican and Democratic parties, met at
the Grand Pacific this afternoon, and were
called to order by Hon. Geo. W. Allen, of
Milwaukee, who set forth the object of the
meeting in a few words and alluded to the
necessity for an organization like that con
templated by those in attendance. He de
claret&this was a fight for our firesides, and
the issue must be met now. On motion a
committee on organization and address
were appointed. The committee on organi
zation made the following report which was
PresidentGeorge W. Allen, Milwaukee.
TreasurerLyman J. Gage, Chicago.
SecretaryThos. M. Nicholls, Chicago.
Executive CommitteeM. L. Scudder, D.
L. Storey, J. M. Durand, J. H. Dunham, W.
T. Baker and Charles Randolph, Chicago
C. Leidersdorf, Edward Sanderson and Alex
ander Mitchell, Milwaukee E. N. "White, La
Crosse: T. W. Hayes, Detroit J. A. Wheelock,
St. Paul Thomas A. Bones, T. G. Fisk, Ra
cine. Edward Russell, Davenport.
ADDBESS AND PLATFOBM.
The committee on platform and address
made a report which was discussed by
Messrs. Storey, SmitV', Randolph, Nicholls
Allen, and others, and after slight amend
ments, unanimously adopted it, as follows,
To the people of tlw United States: Pur
suant to a call, a meeting of citizens of the
Northwest in favor of an honest money
standard, was held in the city of Chicago to
day, and the following declaration was unan
imously adopted as a platform of principles:
Opposition to all proper inflation and con
sequent depreciation in favor of coin and
paper of anual value and equal purchasing
power, and convertible into each other at the
will of the holder.
In this connection the meeting' direct
the publication of the following statement to
which we invite your attention.
FirstThe industrial interests of the coun
try, and consequently the welfare and hap
piness of the people, require stability in
the standard of value, and uniformity in the
circulating mediums of exchange.
SecondThe experience of all civilized
and commercial nations proves that gold
and silver possess stability of value in a
greater degree than any other commodities,
and are therefore the best standard of value^
and in connection with paper representa
tives, convertible into them on demand, ,the
only safe and uniform circulating me
ThirdIt is the duty of the government
to establish and maintain a sound and uni
form currency system. The establishment
and maintenance of such a system, was one
of the ends contemplated by the founders of
our government in framing the constitution,
and to secure the advantages of such a sys
tem, required only a firm adherence to the
principles and spirit of the constitution.
FourthThe constitution contemplates
only the use of the precious metals as a
standard of value. These principles were
strictly observed by the Government until a
great national emergency compelled a tem
porary departure from them. That departure
was solemnly and repeatedly declared to be
only temporary, and only justifiable on the
ground of extreme necessity in a time of na
tional peril and the most positive assurances
have been given by the legislative and execu
tive departments of the government that when
the exigency of the war should pass away,
the government would, assoon as practicable,
return to the constitution, and stable metallic
standard, and measure of value.
FifthThe emergency that made it neces
sary for the government to force upon the
people an irredeemable paper currency hav
ing passed away, to now perpetuate that sys
tem as a permanent policy would be a viola
tion of the spirit of the constitution and of
the spirit of the laws and pledges under
which our war currency was issued, and, as
the experience of the world has proved,
would necessarily be followed by still further
depreciation, to the great injury of all legit
imate business, and add to the suffering of
the laboring classes upon whom the evils of
the depreciated currency inevitably falls
SixthNational honor, and both national
and individual propriety, demand a return to
the standards of value recognized in the
constitution, and with our present paper
currency almost at par with coin, to delay
such return and authorize new issues of ir
redeemable paper, would only add to further
depreciation, till, as in past experiments of
the kind, the paper will become worthless,
leaving us without any reliable circulating
medium, and entailing destruction on all
industry, and misery and poverty on the
masses of the people.
SeventhWe have now an abundance of
money to supply all the wants of trade.
Our paper money is rapidly approaching the
uniformity and stability of coin if left free
from further legislative changes, it will soon
by force of natural laws go into general cir
culation, and general confidence and pros
perity be restored to the country.
EighthWe invite all our fellow citizens
who concur in these views of the nature of
money and medium of exchange, and the
functions of government in relation thereto,
to unite with us in an effort to maintain the
honor and welfare of our common country
and in a protest against the adoption of an
irredeemable paper money policy which
would certainly, sooner or later, be followed
by all the evils of fluctuation and deprecia
tion, ending only in ultimata repudiation and
general financial ruin.
The committee on address then adjourned.
Communications on this question should be
addressed "Honest Money League, Chicago."
MURDER AND ARSOX.
A Man and His Wife Murdered and Their
FOBT MADISON, Iowa, March 15.The
house of Henry Grazer, living four miles
west of this city, was burned last night
about midnight. The neighbors, seeing the
fire, rushed to the rescue, but too late to save
Mr. and Mrs. Grazer, whose bodies were
burned almost to a crisp. From all the evi
dence, they had both been murdered, which
was the verdict of the coroner's jury to-day.
Mr. Grazer and wife lived alone. He was
quite wealthy and was thought to have con
siderable money in the house. A revolver,
not the propertv of Mr. Grazer, the city present
ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 1878.
was found near the bodies with one barrel
discharged and the hammer raised. The
outside door lock when found was unlocked,
which showed they were not locked in.
Also, every chest, bureau, etc, was found
with keys in locks, which proves plainly that
everything was searched either before or
after the murder was committed. No clue,
but there are strong suspicions as to the
identity of the murderer.
LEADS A WIXONIAX TO A FATAL PIS-
a Paige, the Josie Langmaid Murderer,
Successfully Swung OffA Negro Friend
Hung for One of Four MurdersMiscel
laneous Criminal Notes and the Disaster
Recorda of the Day.
rSpeeial Telegram to TOE GLOBE.
WINONA, Minn., March 15.About four
o'clock this morning a young jeweler named
August Putsch, a son of Dr. Putsch, of this
city, sprang out of bed, seized a revolver,
woke his wife, bade her good-by, and shot
himself through the right breast. He will
probably die. He was not a drinking man,
and the cause of the suicide is not known,
but is supposed to be due to domestic
^WINONA, Minn., March 15.The cause of
the suicide of Mr. Putsch, first ascribed to
domestic difficulties, is now known to be due
wholly to religious excitement. The mania
developed itself several days since,
but no one suspected any tendency
to suicide. He had recently been raised
three degrees in masonary, and seemed to be
under the impression some invisible enemy
was forcing him to reveal the secrets of the
order. He was still alive at six o'clock.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
WINONA, March 15.The house of
Charles Schultz, a carpenter living in the
lower part of the city, was burned at midO
night last night. Loss total insurance $90-
in Meridan, of Connecticut.
STJFFEBS THE PENALTY.
CONOOBD, March 15.La Paige passed the
night quietly, and, after confessing his double
murder, seemed greatly relieved. His con
fession of the murder of Miss Ball was quite
minute, and he indicated on a map where he
had hidden some of the property taken from
Miss Langmaid. Warden Pillsbury stated
that a confession of La Paige, telegraphed
last night to the papers, was bogus.
CONCORD, N. H.. March 15.Joseph La
Paige, alias Joseph Parish, was executed in
the State's prison to-day for the murder of
Josie A. Langmaid, aged 17, at Pembroke on
the 4th of October, 1875. Paige confessed
the murder of Miss Langmaid and of Miss
Ball, a school teacher, at St. Albans in 1874.
WON'T DO SO ANY MOBE.
ATLANTA, Ga., March 15Gus. Johnson
the murderer of the negro ferryman, Alfred,
was hanged at Rome to day. A tremenduous
crowd were present. Johnson consessed to
POLYGAMY IN MASSACHUSETTS.
BOSTON, March 15.State detectives at
Tewkesbury yesterday arrested a number of
men on the charge of living in open poly
gamy. An attempt is making to estab
lish a polygamous colony at Tewkesbury.
ANOTHER FIBE AT HOT SPBINGS.
MEMPHIS, March 15.A special from Hot
Springs reports another fire there this morn
ing. Four wooden buildings on the east
side of Valley street, adjoining the recent
reat fire ware de3fcroye3. L:m 10,033 or
Among the sufferers are R. A.
Cartwright and Patsy Dugan, general store.
A MOLLEE CAUGHT.
PoTTSvrLLE, Pa., March 15.Martin
Bergin, a Molly Maguire and one of the
alledged murderers of Patrick Burns, ar
rived this morning from Canada.
GLOUCESTER, March 15.The schooner
Carrie B. Morton and crew, 14 men, have
not been heard from since January 3d, and
they are believed to be lost.
MOBBISTOWN, N. J., March 15.Colvin
Stewart, sentenced to be hanged for killing
a railroad fireman, has received a commuta
tion to twenty years imprisonment.
Sixty-five Miles of Steel Rails to he Iai
this Season on the West WisconsinThe
Road Doing a Prosperous Business.
Messrs. David Dows, of New York, and H.
H. Porter, W. Hyde, and W. H. Terry, of
Chicago, all prominently interested in the
Chicago & Northwestern railroad, who arof
rived here Thursday afternoon, were merely
making a tour of observation along the road
(not the regular annual tour of the officers),
for \he purpose of acquainting them
selves with the condition, needs
and requirements of the now
prosperous and leading railway. In this
connection it may be definitely stated that
the management have determined upon put
ting down 65 miles of steel rail on the West
Wisconsin, between this point and Elroy,
and that the work will be done this season.
On this road business is brisk, and with the
improvements contemplated, it is destined
to take position as one of the best equipped
and safest roads in the West.
The Orange and the Green.
OTTAWA, Ont., March 16.A deputation of
the Orange grand lodge of Ontario presented
an address to the governor general in
council, expressing loyalty to her majesty's
throne, and calling upon the government to
take steps for the protection of the Orange
men of Montreal on the approaching 12th.
They announce in the event that such pro
tection is not afforded, they will deem it their
duty to go down en masse to their defence.
Sudden Death of a Insurance Company
HABTFOBD, Conn., March 15.Major Jas.
Goodwin, president of the Connecticut Mu
tual Life Insurance company, died suddenly
this evening in the horse cars.
First Boat of the Season.
BUFFALO, March 15.The schooner Young
America has cleared for Detroit, the first of
On next Wednesday a valuable loton Rosabel
street is to be soldatauctionfor allcash. Only
hard necessity compels a man to sell property
of such promise at auction now for cash, when
prices are so low and cash buyers so few. Five
change in part of
AS YOU LIKE IT.
IT LOOKS WARLIKE
A Report of New Complications and Pos
sible Failure of the Congress to Meet,
and Also That the Russian Guard is Pre
paring to Return HomeEngland Gains
a Point, in a German Declaration for
Snbmissien of All Peace Terms to the
CongressAndrassy Threatens to Resign
If Credit is Not TotedRevolt of Turk
LONDON, March 16.A special from St.
Petersburg says that the official world here
is again entertaining grave apprehensions
of serious complications. Men who have
considerable influence in causing or avert
ing events which they profess to forsee, Bay
it is by no means certain that the congress
will meet, and if it does meet, it is not very
likely to succeed in consequence of the Aus
trian and English jealousy of Russian suc
THE TREATY TO THE POWEBS.
A dispatch from St. Stefano, states the
Russian guards have been orderedtoembark
for home as soon as the treaty is ratified.
It is uncertain whether this refers to ratifi
cation by the czar or the congress.
TO GE^ THE TBEATY.
A Vienna correspondent says Russia has
notified the powers that the treaty will be
sent to them immediately after ratification,
Russa having no reason to conceal anything.
This seems intended to assure England that
there is no secret understanding.
A Constantinople special says it is asserted
that northern Syria has revolted and pro
claimed itself separate from the sultan. It
is reported the Kurds in the province of
Dcarbdker have revolted.
THBEATENINa TO RESIGN.
A correspondent at Vienna asserts that
Count Andrassy has informed the Austrian
delegation that he will resign if the credit is
ATHENS, March 15.The commander-in
chief of the Greek army has notified the
minister of war that the Turks have com
mitted unparalleled cruelties on Christians
in Epirus. A large number of destitute
fugitives have fled to Greece.
CONCESSIONS TO ENGLAND.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 15.It is untrue
that the Porte has given orders to prevent
any more British-men-of-war from passing
the Dardanelles. Layard has recently ob
tained a firman permitting the passage of the
Hot-Spur and Condor, which vessels are ex
pected in the Gulf of Ismid shortly. Layard
has also received permission to send the Raped
to the Albanian coast to embark refugees.
VIENNA, March 15.The budget commit
tee of the Austrian delegation adopted by a
vote of 11 to 9 a resolution to the effect that,
in the event of Eastern affairs rendering a
display of military force unavoidable for
protection and essential interests, the com
mon government is empowered to incur,
with the assent of the Austrian and Hun
garian ministers, an expenditure not exceed
ing sixty million florins.
MUZZLING THE PBES3.
CALCUITA, March 15.Council for Gov
ernor Gane yesterday passed a bill for the
better regulation of the native Indian press,
and enabling the government to promptly
suppress all seditions writing, extortion and
intimidation by the vernacular press.
Lord Lytton, governor general, in remarks
supporting the measure, said that while his
associations and convictions were on the side
of a free utterance of thought, it was his de
liberate judgment that this measure was
imperatively demanded by the supreme law
of safety of the State. No government
could tolerate the circulation among its ig
norant masses of such seditious and disloyal
language as was constantly uttered by the
vernacular press. The article against extor
tion and intimidation was intended to pro
tect native magistrates, chiefs and officials,
who were constantly in fear of attacks by
CLAMORING FOB MONEY.
LONDON, March 15.A Paris correspond
ent telegraphs: Roumania is pressing Rus
sia for money due to the telegraph and pos
tal departments and to private persons for
damage from the bombardment to Bucha
rest and the Gurgeos railway company, and
to land owners for lands taken for the
Galatz & Frahesta and Simnitza railways.
LONDON, March 15.The Times depre
cates Sir Robert Peel's attack in the House
Commons Jasfc night on Lord Lyons. It
says: "The arrangements for entering
Congress must be left entirely in the hands
of the government, and in respect to the
two points on which they have their de
termination to insist they will be fully sup
ported by the country. The prospect at
present is not very hopeful, but the course
adopted by Sir Robert Peel is the very last
which would tend to better it."
OBDEBED TO BE BEADY.
LONDON, March 15.Officers of Royal
Engineers first on the Met for foreign ser
vice have been ordered to provide them
selves with field equipment and be ready for
immediate service. The Times says: The
Russians are making further advances
towards the Bosphorus. Our government
must have satisfied themselves that the vir
tual command of Constantinople gives Rus
sia no insuperable advantage, and we there
fore view with comparative indifference
movements which are in no way more
alarming than those in which we acquiesced.
N ET YOBF, Maich 15.A dispatch from
Berlin says Germany upholds the proposition
of England submitting all the terms of the
treaty of peace to the congress, except the
question of pecuniary indemnity.
GEEMANY SUSTAINS ENGLAND.
VIENNA, March 15.It is announced semi
officially from St. Petersburg that Prince
Battenburg, the Czarina's nephew, has been
definitely proposed for the throne of Bul
ATHENS, March 15.The official journal
announces that Russia has rejected the pro
posal for the admission of Greece to the
congress. Public feeling is consequently
much excited against Russia.
SOME OF THE DEMANDS.
LONEON, March 16.A Vienna correspond
ent is informed that England will consent
to be represented in congress under reserves
that the conference will be assembled im
mediately*after the treaty is communicated
to the powers. The proceedings will last
ten days or a fortnight. Only a few points
are likely to cause serious debate. Austria
opposes Russia's assuming protection of the
entire Greek church.
The Pesthet Lloyd says England and
Austria have agreed to demand the annexa
tion of Thessaly Epirus and Macedonia to
Greece, if Russia persists in the extension of
M'MAHAN GAINS A POINT.
LONDON, March 15.A Paris dispatch
says the Senate has passed the first two
clauses of the bill concerning the state of
siege by votes of 162 to 100 and 140to103,
respectively. This constitutes a signal
triumph for the government. The clauses
compromise a vital principal of the bill,
which provides that a state of siege can only
be declared in an event of war or insurrec
tion, and with the assent of the chambers.
FRANCE WILL COMPROMISE.
VDJNNA, March 15.--The Political corre
spondence publishes a letter from a diplo
matic source in Paris which asserts that
France at the congress will endeavor to
bring about a compromise and will refuse to
take part in. or sanction any partition or
radical change of territory.
VOTING THE ESTIMATES.
LONDON, March 15.In the House of Com
mons to-night, Smith first Lord
of the Admiralty introduced navy
estimates. He states that the
present force was ample to man every ship
that could be commissioned. He had come
to the conclusion it was not his duty in time
of peace,* and he hoped of continued peace,
to ask for a considerable increase of esti
mates. The House then passed all estimates
except those for dock yards and stores, the
consideration of which was postponed.
RAOUSA, March 15.The Turks have
strengthened their garrisons in Herzegovuia
and are working day and night on entrench
ments in the neighborhood of Krunsa, Gavil
la and Mostar.
WILL SUPPOBT GLADSTONE.
LONDON, March 1G.The Liberal associa
tion of Leeds passed a resolution binding
itself to support Gladstone at the next elec
tion. It does not expect him, if returned,
to perforin any local duties. Six candidates
whose names were before the association,
have withdrawn in his favor.
It is stated that the admiralty have pur
chased, or are about to purchase the large
Japanese ironclad built on the Thames.
A special from Pera reports that a Russian
division has left Adrianople for Berlin.
LONDON, March 16.The Post states in
official form that Russia has neither accepted
nor rejected the proposition for the admis
sion of Greece to congress. She is disposed
to agree to the admission of a Greek delegate
with merely consultative voice.
A Berlin special says that the powers have
agreed that they shall each have two repre
sentatives in congress.
LONDON, March 15.The daily Telegraph
says: Yesterday's rise in silver was in con
sequence of the purchase of seven hundred
and fifty thousand dollars for shipment to
The first cargo of grain from the Black
Sea since the raising of the blockade has ar
rived at Plymouth.
The Oxford crew arrived at Eaton to-day
for practice on the Thames, preparatory for
the race with the Cambridge crew.
The masons' strike ended last night, the
men accepting the masters' terms.
Large Number of Bills Disposed of in
Both HousesVeto of the Governor
SustainedA $75 Presentation.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.
MADISO N, March 15.In the Senate to-day
the local option bill was killed. Bills were
concurred in relative to the regulation and
maintenance of slaughterhouseschangin the
name of the Norwegia Lutheran synod to the
synod of the Norwegia church of America
amending the laws relating to or
ganization of bodies politicrelatin
to town insurance companiesauthorizin
Henry Jewett, Jr. and Erie McArthur to con
struct a dam across the south fork of Flam
beau river relative to the conveyance and re
demption of lauds sold for unpaid taxesau
thorizing Wm. Nutter, al. to erect and
maintain a dam across Mondcau creek, in Tay
lor countyamendin the laws creating the
Wisconsin Odd Fellows' mutual life insurance
company relative to sidewalks in villages and
townsprovidin for the improvement of
Bruney river for log driving purposes.
A communication from his excellency the
Governor was received, returning, without his
signatur e, the Senate bill to incorporate the
city of Ahnopee. The question being on the
passage of the bill notwithstanding the Gov
ernor's objections, all the Senators voted n#.
Authorizing the construction of a dam across
Yellow river, Barron county authorizing W.
L. Sadler to erect and maintain a dam across
Sucker Branch, Polk county, for log driving
purposes relating to towns and town
officers relative to steam ferries authorizing
R. R. Kempster et al, to establish a ferry
acrosB the Mississippi river at Alma, Buffalo
county authorizing Albert W. Endorff to
build a dam across Little Rib river, in Mara
thon county to authorize the construction of
a dam across Quarters creek, Barron county
Assemblyman Coe's memorial to Congress
asking for protection for wool growers, came
on concurrence Senator Price offered an
amendment to include lumber. The Senator
advocated his amendment in a speech of some
length, at the close of which it was adopted,
together with the memorial as amended by the
came in from the Senate referring the question
of a revision of the laws for the assessment and
collection of taxes, a subject that has occupied
a good share of attention at this season, to the
committee on revision, to be reported to the
adjourned session. A animated discussion
arose on the question of commerce in the reso
lution, and the Assembl refused to concur by
a decided vote.
ASSEMBLY BILLS PASSED.
To legalize the official act of Ira D. Bradford,
a notary public of. Bau Claire to legalize the
acts of the common council of the city of Chip
Chief Clerk Bross, of the Senate, was to-day
presented with a $75 gold watch chain by the
I clerks under him.
In the Senate this evening the assembly joint
resolution asking Congress to retire national
banks was indefinitely postponed the tax bills
were made the special order for to-morrow.
In the Assembly this afternoon the bill for a
more uniform system of keeping accounts of
towns in the State was indefinitely postponed.
The joint resolution for the repeal of the na
tional bank act and the substitution of foil
legal tender of the United States notes for the
present paper currency passed.
The Assembly to-night failed to recall the
bill granting A Calkin's claim.
The speaker, chief clerk, assistant clerk,
bookkeeper and sergeant-at-arms were pre
sented with some very handsome presents by
HIS FATED RESIDENCE
A Early Blaze This MorningThe Soen a
of the Lautenschlager-Uck Murder tho
Center of Attraction Escape of Lick
Children in Night ClothesOne Boy Bad
Hurt The InsuranceProbable Inoen
Precisely at 1:10 A. M., the stillness of the
early morning air was disturbed by the re
verberations of the fire alarm turned in from
Box 13. The department responded with
surprising alacrity, and found the scene of
the fire to be at the residence of Joseph
Lick, 59 West Tenth street, which, in the
upper part, was one sheet of seething flames.
A GLOBE reporter was on the ground
simultaneously with the fire apparatus, and
discovered Mr. Lick among a heterogeneous
mass of furniture, in the act of
dressing himself. He stated that
he was awakened by a neighbor living im
mediately in rear of him, by the name of
Sam. Quivio, who was pounding at the door
and shouting "Fire." The police were soon
present, and corroborated this statement.
When the family was roused, the house was
filled with dense volumes of smoke, which
both blinded and choked all of them.
The eldest son, Joseph, in his frantic ef
forts to escape what seemed inimedi
ately impending death, thrust his hand
wildly through one of the windows, being
either unable to find the door or to
open it. The Licks, with the few
then present, commenced hustling out what
furniture they could, the Licks still in their
night clothes, and Joseph, Jr., lending a
helping hand. All at once, however, he be
came conscious that his right hand felt
numb, and a closer inspection of it
revealed the fact that in bursting
through the glass of the window, he lacer
ated his right forearm and wrist in a terri
ble fashion. Hurriedly donning a pair of
blue overalls, he proceeded to Dr. Board
man*H, comer of Exchange and Wabashaw
streets, where THE GLOBE man found him
lying prone upon the surgery floor, the
steps of the house and the sidewalk in front
of the gate being plentifully spattered with
blood. The profuso hemorrhage, un
der the hands of the surgeon,
was stopped, and the wounds,
which were not serious, were quickly dressed,
and the stalwart young fellow walked off to
St. Joseph's hospital with his father, both of
them in their bare feet, and the
younger blood-stained from head to foot.
Young Lick confirmed his father's state
ments respecting the suddenness of the out
break of theflames,and each was equally ig
norant of any possible cause within their
knowledge of the fire. Both declared most
emphatically that every thing likely to
cause combustion had been carefully looked
to before they retired.
Mr. Lick slated that the building was in
sured for $700, and tho furniture for $200.
None of the contents of the house were
saved except a few articles in
one of the lower rooms. The house
was pretty thoroughly gutted, the flames
being confined to the building in which they
originated, and being completely quenche
in about half an hour.
There seems little doubt that thefirewas
tho work of an incendiary. A year ago last
fall, at about the same hour of night, the
Lick residence was found to be in flames,
and the family narrowly escaped with their
It is now about three years since that ter
rible deed of blood, the murder of Mrs. Lick,
took place. Three persons supposed to be
the murderers are serving life-sentences in
Stillwater, and ever since that fateful
night, when Mrs. Lick so mysteriously
yielded up her life, a fatality appears to have
followed both Mr. Lick and his premises.
Sickness and death in his family, fires in his
his house, vexatious and expensive
litigation, have all been showered
upon him, and now he is again turned
out. The history of this family for the past
four or five years has been strangely sensa
tional and afflictive.
Senator J. M. Waldron, of Litchfield, was
in the city last evening.
A. B. Easton, of tho Stillwater Gazette, paid
THE GLOBE a welcome visit yesterday.
W. Jay Whipple, of the Winona Herald,
was registered at the Metropolitan hotel
President J. P. Blsley, of the St. Paul &
Duluth railroad, arrived home last evening
from an extensive trip to the East.
Judge A. K. Maynard leaves this morning
to visit his son, who is a prosperous mer
chant at Atwater, Kandiyohi county.
A. C. Hospes and D. B. Staples wero in
the city yesterday on their homeward way to
Stillwater from the Hot Springs, Ark.
J. C. Hunter, Esq., one of the leading cit
izens of Duluth, came down last evening,
and leaves this morning to visit a sick rela
tive in Jackson.
L. F. Whitbeck, the accomplished corres
pondent from the Black Hills of the New
York Sun and Chicrgo Times, is spending a
few days in the city preparatory to returning
to the land of gold.
Commodore W. J. Kountz, of Allegheny,
and Commodore S. B. Coulson and Messrs.
J. C. McVay and Preston Wolfe, of Yankton,
arrived yesterday and are quartered at the
Metropolitan. The two first-named gentle
men are the reported government contrac
tors on the Yellowstone and upper Missouri
rivers, respectively, and are here, presuma
bly, on business connected with the above
The Swedish Lady Quartette.
The celebrated Swedish Lady Quartette
are booked at the Opera House Sunday eye- in-
ning for a sacred concert. These ladies are
highly educated, and have studied mush
under the best European masters. The
press speaks in flattering terms of them both:
in Europe and America. The St. Petersburg
Journal says: '-s.S
They sing without accompaniznenfT with fur
prising intonation. The most complicated
harmonies and most difficult intervals are per
fectly overcome. One would think that each
one had an instrument tognidaaad sustain
her through the difficulties of their perform-
Eighth street Opening.
Parties interested in the opening of Eighth
street, fiom Wabashaw to Cedar street, are in
vited to meet at the Citv Hall to day at 3:30
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