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THE LITCHFIELD NAUGHTINESS AS
DEVELOPED AT MILWAUKEE.
Ksbjornson on the Witness StandHe
Swears to an Eavesdropping Trip in
Which He Says He Overheard Lawyer
Campbell Arranging With Annie a
Blackmailing SchemeAlso Threats of
the lawyer to Kill Him, and Effort* to
Induce Annie to Voison HimCampbell,
bpooner and Kobe Summoned to Milwau-
keeA fond du Luc Man Establishes A
Strong Alibi for Dr. McDonaldMiscel
laneous Criminal Notes.
[The Litchfield, Minnesota, case of Annie
Hollrogsworth vs. Esbjornson, is on trial at
Milwaukee. Annie resides at Litchfield, and
claims to have been seduced by Esbjornson,
also a resident of Litchfield, and subsequently,
to conceal the results of their crime, it is al
leged that an abortion was procured at the
Kirby House, in Milwaukee, through his aid,
with that of Dr. McDonald, of Fond du Lac.
Annie claims to have been an unwilling party,
but alleges that she was chloroformed by the
parties named. Esbjorson was arrested at
Litchfield, last fall, and an indictment having
been found against him, he is now on trial for
abortion. We give below the evidence elicited
yesterday. Those who know Mr. E. A. Campbell
in Minnesota, will regard the evidence of Esb
jornson as very thin. Mr. Campbell is one of
the leading lawyers in Meeker county, and a
highly esteemed and reputable gentleman.
ED. GLOBE. 1
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBL.J
MILWAUKEE, March 18.The tual of the
Hollingsworth abortion case wab resumed in
the municipal court this morning. This case
is becoming moie and more interesting daily,
as the defense is making a strong display of
evidence to prove that (riminal prosecution
resulted fiom a
FUTILE En-OUT TO I/hVY HLAGKMAIL.
Esbjornson, one o the defendants, was on
the stand as a witness, dining the ioienoon.
The burden of hib testimony can be summed
up, briefly, as a complete denial of each and
every statement made by Miss Hollingsworth.
He gave an account of an
to the office of lawyei Campbell, in Litchfield,
in company with a Mr. Jones, in order to listen
to a conversation between Miss Hollmgsworth,
her sister and Campbell. Heard Annie ask
Campbell if he had heard anj thing more, to
which the Litter replied "Nothing, but this
abortion case will woik, and the seduction case
will be knocked
HIOHEB THAN A KlfE
it you bring that against him." He adused
her to go to Milwaukee, and cautioned her not
to be a fool, but to tell her story to the district
attorney as he had dictated to her. In this
way you can have him arrested ands et
THE MONEY OUT OF HIM."
Annie said she did not want to hurt Ebbjoin
son, but wished to get money enough to secure
a house and home for her sisters and brother.
Campbell cursed Esbjornson bitterly, and
THREATENED TO KILL HIM
if cvei ho laid hands upon him. He told Annie
that hfy carried a revolver for that purpose.
He advised her, in his rage, to poison Esbjorn
son, and she replied
I HAVE A HEART, CAMPBELL,"
}ou have none." Esbjornson admitted that he
gave Annie $100 on one occasion when she went
to Hudbon for medical treatment, and identi
fied letters in which were enclosed remittances.
In one of these he wrote her
"MY FUN COSTS ME MORE MONEY
than I expected. Get home as soon as you can
and it will be all right."
This afternoon T. D. Hpencer, formerly a
manufacturer of Fond du Lac, Wis., testified
that he was with Dr. McDonald, in this city,
until four o'clock in the afternoon of the day
MIRS Hollingswoith swore the abortion was
erfoimed the time being fixed by
between two and four o'clock.
His testimony establishes a prettj strong
alibi for the doctor.
LAWYERS CAMPBELL AND SP00NER,
and Annie's sister Rose, have been summoned
to appear as witnesses, and are expected to
arrive here from Minnesota to-morrow. The
trial of the case promises to last the entire
[To the Western Associated Pi ess.]
SOUTH CAROLINA OUTLAWSCAPTURED.
NLW YORK, Maich 18.A Columbia dispatch
says: "The foice of thirt} men who started
in pursuit of Redmond and his gang on Friday
night, succeeded in capturing six, seveial of
whom were concerned in a lecent rescue of
United Statss prisoners from Pickens county
jail. The Stansills, two of the three men res
cued by Redmond's gang, have been recap
FALSE BANK STATEMENTS.
MONTREAL, March 18.In the suit against
the ex-directors of the Metropolitan bank,
to recover damages for their mismanagement,
it is alleged in the proceedings that the state
ments of the bank four to six years ago,
were false that the directois borrowed over
a half million do'lais, and used the money
for stock speculations, and that thus a heavy
loss accrued to the bank.
THE LOCHMEBE BANK BOBBERY.
BOSTON, March 18.Bank Examiner Need
ham, states that the actual loss to the Loch
mere bank at East Cambridge, by robbery,
last Saturday, amounts to $3,038, leaving a
surplus of $113,000. The balance of the
loss falls upon the president and outside
Wisconsin legislative Doings.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
MADISON, March 18.In the Senate to-night
a resolution was adopted asking the secretary
of State for the bonded indebtedness of the
cities, towns and villages of Wisconsin. Bills
were concurred in legalizing the acts of the
common council of Chippewa Falls legaliz
ing the acts of J. B. Bradford, notaiy public,
of Eau Claire.
The assembly refused to concur in the Sen
ate amendments to the tax bill, and a commit
tee of conference was appointed.
The Governor sent in a veto to the bill in
corporating a plank road from Manitowoc,
which was sustained.
Bills passed for the completion of the geolog
ical survey for taking deposition of persons
foreign countries, and concuired in bills
i uthorizing Milwaukee supervisors to borrow
money, and appropriating $ 14,000 to the blind
Hard Moneyites in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE, March 18.A meeting wab held
in this city this evening to establish an auxil
iary society of the honest money league. There
were abeut fifty persons present. Chaileb Ray
was elected chairman, and Robert Menzies sec
retary. A committee waB appointed to suggest
a permanent organization, which re
ported as follows: E. D. Holton,
president Robert Menzies, secretary W. D.
Fitch, treasurer. Executive committee, W. A.
Collins, Chas. Preusser, Edward O'Neill, John
Johnston, A. Haertel, James G. Kneeland,
Emil Durr, H. Drake, J. G. Trentlage were ap
pointed. Finance committee, W. A. Collins,
John Johnston and Emil Dnrr.
On motion of Mr. Coleman the constitution
of the Northwestern hard money league was
made the constitution of the local league.
Speeches in favor of honest money weie made
by E. D. Holton, T. M. Nichols and G. W. Al-
i 5 i j$,z Pi*.*-*?*
len. Mr. George W. Allen moved
that the ezecutive committee be in
structed to take into consideration
the advisability of putting an honest money
ticket in the field at the coming municipal
election, and to sink all political differences
between the two parties, Democratic and Re
publican. Adopted unanimously. Adjourn
The spirit of the meeting was largely in favor
of testing the hard and soft money elements at
the approaching city election.
THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
TO HIS RESCUE.
The Exceptions all Dismissed, But the Fact
That Forged a Consolidated Return,
and Not an Original Return, Gives Hi
NEW ORLEANS, La., March 8.The supreme
court this morning was crowded with mem
bers of the bar politicians and other persons
anxious to hear the decision in the case of the
State vs. Thomas C. Anderson, convicted in
the superior criminal court for publishing as
true forged and counterfeit election returnB
from the parish of Yeraon. Chief Justice
Manning read a very lengthy opinion in the
case. After reviewing the charge, verdict and
sentence, the court took up two of the
exceptions as being the only ones
necessary to consider in rendering
a judgment. These were "that there had been
no preliminary examination," and that it was
not the "practice to prosecute by information."
both exceptions were dismissed. The first on
the ground that the preliminary examination is
not essential, and the second that prosecuting
by information had been a common rule in
criminal prosecutions for many years. The
exception to the drawing of the jury was also
dismissed on the ground that a violation of the
spirit of the law is not intended.
Relative to the offense itself, the court gave
an abstract of the election law, detailing its
requirements. The exact method prescribed
in the law was fully described. The record
offered in evidence, did not confoim with that
mentioned in the information. The return
offered was the consolidated statement certified
by the registers of voters, and not the original
returns, and the statutes of oui State
do not attach much value to this consolidated
statement. The original returns not being altered
would not change the result of the election,
and interfere with the interest of the people.
The paper offered in evidence is not the paper
chaigcd as being forged. In order to be
forgery, an instrument which it is alleged is
falsified must, if true, be legally capable of
committing a fraud. If every consolidated
leturn were forged and the returning board
complied with the law, and made their state
ment from the commissioners' returns, no
injury could result.
It docs uot appear any paper has been forged
that is calculated with a compliance with the
law to change the result. It is the essence of
the crime that it should be committed by a
public officer, and on a document which would
change the lesult of the election. This was
not done. The letter of John Sherman, Stan
ley Matthews and others, which appeared in the
lecord, was alluded to by the chief justice, who
stated that it should be treated by the public
in alike manner as that of members of the
House of Commons, who attempted to influ
ence the decision of the court the Tichborne
case. It was ordeied that the verdict of the
jury be set aside and leversed, and the prisoner
discharged from custody.
This decision of the supreme court virtually
ends the prosecution against members of the
returning board. The order of the court, how
ever, ordering the discharge of Gen. Anderson
does not enlarge him at once, the State having
five daj in which to file appneation for a re
WASHINGTON, March 18.Gov. Packard, Post
master General Key, and several other gentle
men, called on the President after the decision
of the Louisiana supreme court, in regard to
the case of Gen. Anderson, and other members
of the returning board was announced. The
President expressed his gratification with the
decision, and said the entire union would ap
plaud the action of the supreme court as patri
John Sherman's Victims Yield to the In-
InevitableFailures in Chicago and Else
FAILURES IN CHICAGO.
CHICAGO, March 18.Stearns, Dana & Co.,
wholesale grocers, 42 Lake street, who have
been in financial difficulty for some time, filed
a petition in bankruptcy to-day. Secured
debts $14,000-,unsecured $60,000 and other lia
bilities, making a total of $81,000. Assets,
open accounts, stock, real estate, etc., $70,000.
George F.Work, picture frame manufacturer,
filed a petition in bankruptcy. Secured debts
$56,000 unsecured $110,000. All assets ex
NOVA SCOTIA, TOO.
HALirAX, N. S., March 18.Mcintosh, & Co.,
bankers and biokers, suspended payments to
day. It is feared it will lead to more failures.
Liabilities not known, but will exceed $100,-
000. The bank of Nova Scotia is a large cred
itor. Assets nominally exceed liabilities.
MONTREAL, March 18.C. L. Baker, of
Lindsay, wholesale grocer, has failed. Liabili
ties $300,000 assetB large. The Beaver Stamp
ing company is attached. Liabilities $70,000
A LITTLE RELIEF.
"WILKESBABBE, Pa., March 18.The Lehigh
& Wilkesbarre coal company resumed work
this morning in eleven collieries on three
quarter time, giving work to 2,000 men and
BOSTON SAVINGS BANK BUN.
BOSTON, March 18.The run on the sav
ings banks to day continues, but the excite
ment is greatly diminished and the crowd in
the Five Cents savings bank did not number
over one hundred. At the Provident and
Suffolk savings banks there were few, if any,
depositors calling for their money.
STRIKE OF ENGLISH WEAVERS.
LONDON, March 18.Between five and six
thousand Oldham weavers are engaged in
the strike and lock-out. Numbers of opera
tives in other departments are kept idle in
consequence of the stoppage of work by the
weavers, and great distress prevails.
SWINDLING BANK OFFICERS HELD.
READING, Pa., March 18.The habeas corpus
hearing of A. L. Boyer and Col. Sellers, officers
of the suspended Dime savings bank, charged
with conspiracy to defraud, was concluded to
day and the prisoners held in $5,000 each to
appear at the April term.
The Late Oliver P. Willard, of Chicago.
CHICAGO, March 18.A meeting of journal
ists was held at the Grand Pacific hotel to take
action regarding the death of Hon. Oliver P.
Willard, late editor-in-chief of the Evening
Post. Lieutenant Governor Shuman on taking
the chair chara ctcrized the deceased as an
eminently noble man and, alluded with much
feeling to his personal relations with the de
ceased. Among those present were representa
tives of every paper in the city. Resolutions
were adopted eulogistic of the work which Mr.
Willard has done in this community, of his
brilliant editorial abilities, his ripe scholarship,
kind, pure heait, sound judgment, tireless in
dustry and Christian character. A committee
of ten was appointed to attend the funeral
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE
Senate Passes the Fortification Approprla
tion BillBennett's Polar Expedition,
Bill SignedVigorous Protest Against the
Pacific Railroad Funding Bill by Senator
ChristiancyBill Day in the House
Ante-Bellum Postal Claims Bevlved
Blaine Succeeds in Striking a Blow at the
Effort to Punish Timber Land Trespassers
Ada C. Sweet Reappointed Pension
Agent at Chicago,
WASHINGTON, March 18.Senator Edmunds,
from the committee on judiciary, reported ad
versely on the House bill in relation to certain
legal disabilities of women, and moved that it
be indefinitely postponed. It provides that any
woman who shall have been a member of the
bar of the highest court of any State or Ter
ritory, or the District of Columbia, for a period
of three years, may be admitted to practice in
the supreme court of the United States. Sena
tor Edmunds said the ground of the adverse
report of the committe, was, that by the law of
the land, as it had existed since the organization
of the government the supreme court as well as
all other United States court were authorized to
make their own rules touching the admission
of attorneys, so that there was no obstacle in
law prohibiting the admission of women to
practice in the United States court. It
depended entirely upon the discretion of the
court. The committee on judiciary thought
this act wovld make a discrimination in favor
of women, as it compelled the court to admit
women to practice when it was not bound to
admit men. On motion of Senator Sargent
the bill was placed on the calendar with the
Senator McCreery inquired of the chairman
of the judiciary committee what progress it
was making in regard to the repeal of the
Senator Edmunds replied that the committee
was making progress, and he hoped there would
be a report soon.
Senator Windom called up the House bill
making appropriations for fortifications and
other works of defense, and for the armament
thereof, for the fiscal year ending June 30th,
1879. It was read the third time and passed
without discussion. The bill appropriates
$275,000 for fortifications, the armament there
of, and for torpedoes.
Senator Thurman called up the Senate bill to
prohibit members of Congress from becoming
sureties on certain bonds. Passed.
The Vice-President announced his signature
to the bill in aid of the polar expedition de
signed by James Gordon Bennett.
The House bill to authorize the granting of
an American register to a foreign built ship for
the purposes of the Woodruff scientific expedi
tion around the world* was called up by Sena
tor McDonald and was discussed until 2 o'clock
and laid aside.
Senator McDonald, from the committee on
the judiciary, reported adversely on the Senate
bill for the enforcement of judgments and de
crees in other States than those where rendered
or made, and it was indefinitely postponed.
Senator Garland, from the committee on
territories, reported favorably on the joint res
olution disapproving of the act ot the Terri
tory of Arizona in granting a charter to the
Southern Pacific railroad company, passed
on the 7th of February, 1877. Placed on the
Bills were introduced and referred.
By Senator HerefordTo recognize and pay
certain claims due by the State of West Vir
ginia to citizens thereof for services rendered
in suppressing the late rebellion, and which
are properly chargeable to the United States.
By Senator EustisTo authorize States to
impose a tonnage tax, charge or duty, en ves
sels to maintain quarantine.
Senator Windom, from the committee on ap
propriations, reported, with amendments, the
House bill authorizing the secretary of the
treasury to employ temporary clerks, and
making appropriations for the same also,
making appropriations for detecting trespass
ing on public lands for bringing into market
public lands in certain States, and for other
purposes. Pla ed on the calendar.
Senator Spencer submitted an amendment to
the consular and diplomatic appropriation bill,
Provided, That before any part of the appro
priation provided for in this act shall become
available, the appointments in the consular and
diplomatic service shall be so arranged as to be
equally distributed between the several States
of the United States, Territories and District
of Columbia, according to population. Re
Senator Allison called up the Senate bill au
thorizing the secretary of the interior to make
certain negotiations with the Ute Indians in
the State of Colorado, for the consolidation of
all lands into one agency, to be located on
Senator Edmunds inquired where Congress
received the power to authorize any one to make
treaties except the President of the United
Senator Allison moved to amend the bill so
as to authorize the President to make the nego
tiations, instead of the secretary of the interi
or, and it was agreed to.
Senator Edmunds also opposed the clause of
the bill directing the report of the proceedings
under it to be made to Congress for considera
tion and approval, and moved to amend so as
to have the report made to the Senate alone.
In support of his amendment he argued that it
had always been the practice to have treaties ap
proved by the Senate only, referring to form
er arguments that there had been corruption,
he said that there was too much corruption
everywhere but the man who thought he was
going to escape from corruption by requiring a
treaty with Indians to be submitted to the
two Houses of Congress instead ot the Senate
alone, would find himself mistaken.
Pending discussion, the morning hour ex
pired and the bill was laid aside.
The Senate then resumed consideration of
the Pacific railroad sinking fund bill, and
Senator Christiancy spoke in favor of the bill
as reported by the judiciary committee, and in
opposition to that reported by tbe committee
on railroads. Commenting on the provisions
of the last named bill, he said the ingenuity of
the able members of that committee, seemed te
have been exhausted in preparing the bill. He
ommentedin a humorous manner on that
portion of it in regard to penalties to be in
flicted upon railroad companies in case they
failed to make deposits for the sinking fund,
and asked if anybody ever heard of such shock
ing cruelties being inflicted upon a railroad
company. He knew of but one parallel case,
and that was the charge of Dogberry to Watch.
Senator Christiancy argued that if the bill
reported by the railroad committee should be
come a law, the government would be in a
much warmer condition with tbe railroad com
panies than it was to-day under the existing
law. Tbe fifth section of that bill provided for
the acceptance by the railroad companies, but
they would never assent to it unless they saw
it would be better for them than the present
law. Suppose the companies would not ac
cept/the government would stand next year, in
regard to the sinking fund, just where it stood
to-day. He had seen enough, however,
to know that the companies would ac
cept the bill. They would gladly pay millions
for its passage. He did not mean to say that
they were paying for its passage, but the news
papers of the country, those manufacturers of
public opinion, were ready in these hard times
to advocate thiB or any other measure at very
He then^replied to the legal points of the
argument of Senator Matthews in favor of the
bill reported by the railroad committee, and
said the Senator had evidently studied care
fully the few decisions calculated to strengthen
his position, but he had not noticed the many
calculated to weaked his case. The argument
of the Senator from Ohio (Mathews) was that it
was an absurdity to claim that Congress had
the power to alter, amend or repeal charters was
all wrong. There were. many subject~s of
ucc m* vother
ST. PAUL, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 19, 1878.
volved, and yet they were always subject to the
sound sense and good judgment of Congress.
Take the tariff laws, for instance: Thousands
of millions of dollars were dependent upon the
judgment of Congress, but did any one see an
absurdity in the power of Congress to alter the
tariff laws? The supreme court of the United
States had decided the question of the power
involved in this controversy against the posi
tion taken by the Senator from Ohio,
(Matthews,) and in favor of the position occu
pied by the judiciary committee, and the bill
In conclusion, he spoke of the argument of
Senator Matthews, as one of ability, and said
he knew of no one able to make such an argu
ment as that Senator upon such a scanty sup
ply of legal decisions.
Pending discussion, Senator Sargent submit
ted several amendments to the bill to organize
the life saving and coast guard service, and it
was ordered that they be printed and lie on the
table. The amendments provide that the sec
retary of the navy may accept the services of
volunteer crews at any of the life saving sta
tions, who shall be subject, when on duty, to
the rules and regulations of the service.
It also provides for the drill
of such volunteers once each month, and
each man shall receive three dollars per day for
such drill, and in case of a wreck, where said
volunteers are instrumental in saving life, they
shall each receive ten dollars, or when engaged
in saving property, they shall receive five dol
lars each for each day employed. Another
amendment provides for the care of property
saved and its delivery to the owners, fcc
Senator Morgan then took the floor, to speak
upon the Pacific railroad sinking fund bill, and
the Senate went into executive session, and
when the doors were reopened, adjourned.
House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, March 18.Bills introduced
By Mr. VanceGranting pensions to soldiers
who enlisted out of prisons also, for payment
of certain Southern mail contractors. [This
bill provides that no claims shall be paid which
have heretofore been paid by the Confederate
By Mr. MoreyGranting alternate sect ions
of lands to the State of Mississippi to aid the
construction of the Ship Island. Riply & Ken
By Mr. GibsonFor the appointment of a
commission to ascertain on what terms a treaty
of commerce with Mexico can be arranged.
By Mr. MonroeRelating to telegraph com
munication between the United States and
By Mr. Willis, (Ky.)Establishing a mint at
By Mr. SampsonProposing an amendment
to the constitution, providing that the presi
dent shall be elected by direct vote of the peo
By Mr. CongerRepealing the law appropri
ating $375,000 for the payment of certain
Southern mail contractors.
By Mr, EwingTo grant to the State of Ohio
the unsold public lands remaining in that
By Mr. Cox, (N. Y.)For the erection of a
monument over the grave of Thomas Jeffer
Mr. Springer moved to suspend the rules and
pass the bill authorizing the coinage of silver
on the same terms as the coinage of gold, with
out expense to the holder of the bullion, and
also authorizing the issue of coin certificates on
deposit of silver bullion similar to those now
authorized on deposit of gold bullion. On a
viva voce vote the ayes were in a decided mi
nority, but before a vote by yeas and nays
could be taken, the hour of two o'clock arrived,
and the House, under the rule, proceeded to
consideration of the business of the District of
Mr. Maham, from the District of Columbia
committee, reported a bill investing the Dis
trict commissioners with the power of the late
board of audit for the purpof of issuing cer
tificates on claims passed upon and allowed by
such board, but for which no certificates had
been prepared. It also provides that outstand
ing certificates issued by the board of audit,
which shall hereafter be issued by the commis
sioners,shall be convertible into 3.65 bonds. The
bill was referred to the committee of the whole
and then the House resolved itself into such
committee, Mr. Stenger in the chair for the
purpose of considering the bill.
Mr. Eden opposed the bill. He sometimes
heard about paying the Southern claims, but
he never had seen a batch of claims that he
thought so little of as this mass of rotten
claims, which came up from the purlieus of the
old Washington ring.
After further discussion, the committee,
without action, rose, and the House adjourned.
Crippling Timber Detectives.
WASHINGTON, March 18.The House bill pro
viding for deficiencies on last year's appropria
tions for clerical service in the treasury and in
terior departments has been amended by the
Senate committee on appropriations. The sec
tion making a deficiency appropriation for de
tection of trespassers on public lands is re
ported back to the Senate with an amendment
as offered in committee by Senator Blaine, pro
viding that where wood and timber lands in
territories of the United States are not sur
veyed and offered for sale in proper
sub-divisions, convenient of access,
no money herein appropriated shall be used to
collect any charge for wood or timber cut on
public lands in said territories for the use of
actual settlers thereof, and not for export.
The committe also recommended the insertion
of new items$4,000 to cover deficiencies
the appropriation for salaries and expenses of
collectors of internal revenue, and $11,902 for
the employment of thirty additional clerks
the record and pension division of the surgeon
general's office. The House appropriation of
$6,500 for twenty temporary clerks in the
treasury department at the rate not exceeding
$2 per day is increased to $20,000, and the lim
itations as to the number and compensation of
clerks are omitted.
WASHINGTON, March 18.The President sent
the following nominations to the Senate Ada
C. Sweet, pension agent, Chicago G. E. Bul
lock, Indiana, U. S. consul, Cologne.
Senate confirmed Alanson W. Beard, collec
tor of customs of the district of Boston and
O'Donovan Rossa Stoned.
TORONTO, March 18.O'Donovan Rossa lec
tured in St. Patrick's Hall this evening to an
audience of about 100. Beyond a continuous
volley of stones for an hour and a half at the
lecture room, riddling all the windows, no
damage was done, and nobody hurt. The
streets in the vicinity of the hall
were crowded by thousands of people
who apparently congregated to see a fight, but
not participating. Rossa not being known,
walked through the crowd to the hall un
molested. The lecture was brief and rather
tame. At the conclusion the audience left
by twos and threes, and Rossa again passed
through the crowd unrecognized and was driven
off in a cab. At midnight the streets are still
thronged with disorderly crowds, and should
Rossa's whereabouts become known, it is feared
a desperate conflict will take place.
Must Have Talked With a Telephone.
"After this," says the Dispatch, "'they (the
Catholic societies) paid their respects to the
clergy and were addressed by Bishop Ireland in
his usual eloquent manner." ThiB mil be
newa, indeed, to the several hundreds who
listened yesterday to the venerable and grace
ful gentleman, who, through his gold-rimmed
spectacles, benignantly addressed the assembled
multitude. Most of those present, too, labored
under the false impression that Bishop Ireland
was pouring forth, most likely at that very
moment, words of burning eloquence away
down in Winona. Such, however, is this age
of wonders. Between telephones, phonographs
and the natural obliquity of a Dispatch re
porter, it is "passing strange" what things
"will thus o'ercome us like a summer cloud."
legislation in which amounts much larger than stores in the business portion of the town,
the total value of the Pacific railroad were in-' Loss 920,000.
A $30,000 Fire.
KNOXVTLLE, Tenn., March 18.A fire at Jones
boro destroyed the Eutaw House and several
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0TEK THE WATER.
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA STILL MAKING
Russia Consents to Submit the Entire
Treaty, hut Will Not Allow Interference
as to War Indemnity, Etc.England Pro
tests Against the Russian Advance To
ward the DardanellesFrench Crisis
PastEmperor William Congratulates
AUSTRIAN VOTE OF CREDIT.
VIENNA, March 18.At a public sitting of the
full Hungarian delegation to-day, almost all
the speakers declared they would vote in favor
of credit, but expressed hopes for a peaceful
solution. The debate was adjourned until to
The Austrian delegation to-day, at a full sit
ting, granted the demand of the minister of
war for 657,000 florins for military stores.
Advices from Vienna published in Paris
states that England has refused to take part
even in a preliminary conference of the am
bassadors, until Russia has given a formal en
gagement that all clauses of the treaty shall be
submitted to the Congress. Prince Gortscha
koff in reply merely reiterated his promise that
the full treaty will be communicated to the
FRANCE AGAIN ESCAPES DANGER.
VERSAILLES, March 18.The Senate, by a vote
of 148 to 113, passed the third article of the
state of siege bilL The article provides that
the President can only declare a state of siege
under a dissolution of the chambers on the
event of a foreign war. The right
wished also to permit its declaration
in the event of insurrection. In
the chamber of deputies, M. Leon Say. minis
ter of finance, moved the budget of receipts be
made the order of the day for Thursday. M.
Gambetta supported the motion, and declared
the hour had arrived to assert confidence in the
ministry and the future of the republic. The
motion was adopted, 436 to 34. Thus all fear
of a crisis is averted.
VERSAILLES, March 18.Tbe Senate, after
voting on the third clause of the state of siege
bill, voted on the whole bill, which passed
153 against 100. The constitutionalists, in
spite of the rejection of one of their amend
ments, supported the government. This had a
very gord effect.
DECLINES TO BE BOUND.
LONDON, March 19.There was a shght not
ing in Belfast and Loudenderry during the
celebration of St. Patrick's day.
The Times says the latest phase of difference
between Russia and England seems to be that
Russia, while admitting the right of congress
to discuss all points of the treaty, declines to
be ultimately bound by the decision of the ma
jority of the powers.
A well-informed St. Petersburg correspond
ent states that Russia will not allow interfer
ence with points concerning the war indemnity
of Armenia and Bessarabia.
The Berlin Katkmal Zeituny says the Aus
trian government has been positively informed
that the Russians are concentrating on the
LONDON, March 19.A Pans correspondent
states the proposal to convene the preliminary
conference to settle the programme for a con
gress has been generally coldly received as un
A Constantinople telegram, received in Paris,
says England has asked permission to establish
a coal depot on the island of Tenedos.
SHOULD BE CONSULTED.
LONDON, March 19.A Vienna correspondent
states that all the powers agree that Greece
cannot well be admitted to the Congress on the
same footing as the signatory powers, but Bhe
should be consulted in all matters concerning
the interests of the Greek race.
LONDON, March 19.A Berlin dispatch re
ports China has asked Russia to evacuate Kuld
scba. It is said that some Chinese officers who
are studying in Europe have been ordered
A Pera correspondent hears from a trust
worthy source that England has strongly pro
tested at St. Petersburg against the Russian
advance toward the Dardanelles and Bospho
A Vienna dispatch says the misunderstand
ing between Russia and England has made no
progress whatever towards a satisfactory settle
LONDON, March 18.In the House of Com
mons, Sir Stafford Northcote confirmed the re
port that Russia had not refused. to admit
Greece to the congress, but merely raised the
question as to the footing on which the Greek
representative should be admitted.
LONDON, March 18.A dispatch from Con
stantinople announces that 25,000 Russians
arrived at Tchataldja from Ternova. The
Turks are carefully patrolling the Bujukdere
ATHENS, March 18.The official journal
states that Hobart Pasha has threatened to
bombard Surba unless the insurgents evacuate
NEW FRENCH TARIFF.
A special from Paris says the French tariff
proposes an increase of duties on cotton, silk
and yarn tissues by 24 per cent. A duty of 50
per cent is to be imposed on the product of
countries which tax French manufactures over
20 per cent. It is not believed the chambers
will vote the tariff.
LONDON, March 194A Constantinople special
says it is reported that important dispatches
from England were communicated to the
Sultan Saturday. A council was thereupon
held which decided that Turkey sheuld remain
neutral in the event of differences between
England and Russia.
A Berlin dispatch says Emperor William has
replied to Pope Leo, congratulating him on his
accesion to the papal throne.
WORDS INSTEAD OBMONEY.
LONDON, March 18.A special from Vienna
Bays the minority of the budget committee of
the Austrian delegation, though voting against
the credit, gave notice of a resolution declaring
their readiness in case of necessity to make
even a greater sacrifice for the protection of
national interests. The minority also expressed
confidence in the policy of the ministry.
FRENCH ARMY CHANGES.
PARIS, March 18.Gen. Beathaul has been
appointed to the command of the eighteenth
army corps with headquarters at Bordeaux, in
place of Gen. de Grimeaudet de Rochebout,
transferred to the reserve. Other important
changes impend. Gen. Espivent de La Vieles
boisnet, commandant of the eleventh corps,
Gen. Picard, commandant of the 13th corps,
and Gen. Vellebois have resigned. Leon Says'
resignation as finance minister is regarded as
altogether unlikely. It is believed the cham
ber will vote the entire budget without hesita
SMALL FRY REBELLION.
HAVANA, March 18.A telegram from Ja
maica says a revolution took place at Port au
Prince during the absence of the president.
Tanes, at the head of one thousand followers,
attacked the palace, arsenal and fort, and suc
ceeded in capturing the fort. The navy re
mained faithful, and is bombarding the posi
tions of the revolutionists.
WASHINGTON, March 19.Indications for the
upner Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys
Clear or partly cloudy weather,warm, southerly
winds followed from northward by rising ba- I
CUTTING IT FAT.
Meeting of Minneapolis WorkingnaenAt
tempt to Bulldoze a StrikeMen Wh
Want to Work Forbidden to Do So.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
MINNEAPOLIS, March 18.A secret session of
the Workdngmen's union was held in their hall
last evening, 200 new applications for member
ship being favorably acted upon. A union
campaign committee was appointed
as follows: A. Cramsie, D.
Waite, Mike Nash, D. W. Ahern, John Hinton,
Ed. Pickett, C. W. Curtiss. Ward commis
sioners were appointed from each ward to see
to registration, &c. The following resolution
Resolved, That we extend our warmest sym
pathy to the men who have been working for
Green & Young on tbe new Butler building, who
are now on a strike for what we consider their
rights and be it further
t^Besolved, That we do hereby forbid any mem
ber of this union from taking the place of the
men who are on said strike, and if any have
unwittingly filled said positions, they shall im
No nominations were made, although there
will be at a meeting to be called soon.
Fell Dead While Witnessing the Baptism of
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
MINNEAPOLIS, March 18.At Minnesota Citj,
yesterday, Mr. Henry Munrine, while witness
ing the baptism of his wife In the Rollingstone
creek, by Rev. J. Rowley, fell dead from heart
disease. He was converted in the late revival
there, and was to have been baptised on the
'Duff' An Appeal for Fair Play for the
To the Editor of THE GLOBE
STILLWATER, Minn., March 16,
There is a young man by the name
ney in the prison here who claims to be in
nocent of the crime for which he stands
convicted of, and I really sympathise with
him. He has tried very hard to get the Leg
islature to inquire into his case. He says
that he can prove his innocence to the satis
faction of any jury, had he but the opportu
nity to speak in his own defence. Last
summer he got the testimony in his case and
prepared a statement which he intended to
have had circulated in Minneapolis when
tbe Legislature visited this prison He read
a portion of his statement to them, which
left, I think, a very favorable impression on
some of the members, and to counteract any
effect that he may have made upon
the gentleman with whom ho
conversed, some fiend, or evil disposed per
son, wrote an article to the Pioneer Press,
wickedly slandering and lying about him.
Now, as one who would like to see fair play,
and who would like to see Coney prove his
innocence, I say, he has not been used right.
Coney wrote a denial of the truthfulness of
the Pioneer Press article, but the warden
refused to forward it, although he admitted
the falsity of the article. Yet unless he,
Coney, told him where he got the paper con
taining the article, he, the warden, should
pay no attention to it. Besides, the warden
has kept Coney locked up in his cell for over
two months without a particle of exercise.
Now, Mr. Editor, I think Coney should
have a hearing, whether it pleases those who
say they will keep him in prison until he
goes out in a wooden overcoat or not and I
believe I speak the truth when I say there
are many in this State who woukl like to
see the papers, or courts do the fair thing by
One more thing I would like to call your
attention to, and that is the shameful man
ner in which the prison officials have treated
the ex-chaplain of this place. While taking
leave of some of the convicts, he was rude
ly told that he was not to converse with the
convicts, and if such was his desire, to first
obtain permission. How is that for treat
ment to a man who has been so faithful and
untiring in the duties assigned him, as he
has? Hoping you will publish this letter, I
remain. Very respectfully,
A LOVER OF JUSTICE.
BOUGHT WITH FAXBONAGB.
How the Fraudulent President Tries to
Win FriendsA Senator's Remark.
[Buffalo Commercial Advertiser.]
The President has np friends except those
whom he has purchased with the price of
patronage. Hoar, Dawes, Burnside and
Matthews are the only Republicans in the
Senate who ever defend him, and they have
been bribed as directly as if the President
had placed money in their hands. Gordon,
Lamar and Hill are the President's friends
and defenders on the Democratic side, and
they were bribed also. Lamar's position,
however, is in doubt at present. The Presi
dent has vetoed a bill in which he has a lo
cal interest. As Lamar's friendship has been
purchased with bribes, so his enmity will be
caused by a failure to continue the patron
age. The same rule applies here as to any
other case of blackmailing.
Last week a Western Senator happened,
not from desire, but from force of circum
stances, to be placed in a position where he
was compelled to defend the President. Two
important offices in the Statebecame vacant.
The President sent for him and asked him
to suggest persons for appointment. The
Senator was surprised, but complied, and
the nominations were sent to the Senate that
very day. Before the interview was over,
the President took occasion to thank the
Senator for the able and vigorous manner in
which he had defended him the previous day.
In telling of the occurrence afterward the
Senator remarked: '1 wonder if Hayes
thinks he bought me up?"
SILVER BILL'S FATHER.
Bland Positive That the Child is Legiti
A reporter of the Post met Representative
Bland, father of the silver bill, yesterday,
and invited him to tarnish proof of his pa
ternity. General Ewing has been claiming
a large share of the glory that the young off
spring has already conferred, and the Post
asked Mr. Bland if it was a partnership
"The bill passed by the House," remarked
Mr. Bland, "was substantially the same as the
one I first introduced. Til tell yon just how
it was. "When I first came to the Forty
fourth Congress Senator Jones and I, after
A LONESOME DEATH
MAURICE 0REAGAN TAKES A SOLI-
TARY FLIGHT TO THE BEYOND.
Died From Old Age and Lack of Care**
Was the VerdictA "Globe" Beportor
Visits His Cheerless HomeStrang* Fate
of theO'Reagan ChildrenA Life Whose
Happiness Must Have Consisted in Its
About 7:30 yeBterday morning, Wm. Twifert,
a laborer residing on the declivity of Dayton's
bluff, near Fourth street, knocked at the door
of the shanty on the corner of Fourth and
Commercial streets, the domicile of another
laborer, named Maurice 0'Reagan. Receiving
no response, Twifert opened the unbarred door,
proceeded to the inner apartment, and found
O'Reagan stark and stiff in death's embrace.
The coroner was notified, an inquest was held,
and a verdict of "died from old age and lack
of care was rendered.
Of course, a GLOBE reporter visited the scene
of O'Reagan's sudden demise. The shanty is
situated npon the arid sand bordering on Trout
Brook, which debouches immediately east of
the depot of the St. Paul & Duluth
railroad. Tbe house, a clap-boarded structure,
consists of only two rooms. The "living room"
is meagrely furnished with a good-sized, but
tolerably well-worn, cooking stove, three
benches, instead of chairs, a table, a rickety
old-fashioned bureau, and a moveable cup
board. The furniture of the inner room, used
for sleeping purposes, is equally scanty. While
there is no actual squalor of poverty, there is a
wonderful plenitude of dirt.
The deceased, aged between 70 and 75 years,
was a widower, his wife having died about the
year 1870, and since that time he has been his
own and his children's domestic. A strange
fatality seems to have punned O'Reagan's
family. There were born to him eight chil
dren, of whom three died in Ireland during
their early childhood. Of the five remaining,
three have met with sudden deaths. One per
ished by drowning, another was killed by a
boiler explosion, a third met death in a railroad
accident, while the whereabouts of the eldest
is unknown. Thus the deceased only had one
son, it may be said, who was living, and he is
a locomotive fireman on the bridge train of the
St. Paul and Duluth railroad, and the nature
of his pursuits is Buch that he is frequently
absent from St. Paul as much as six weeks at a
time. To all intents and purposes, therefore,
O'Reagan may be affirmed to have lived alone,
cooking his own food, feeding his fowls and
doing edd jobs of labor when he could secure
them. Occasionally he would take a spree for
a day or two, and then jog soberly along for a
period. On Friday week he was seized with a
fit while at work, which laid him up
day or two, but he for
recovered from that, and on Friday last, at 1
p. M., when his son, who always lived with his
father during his occasional visits to the city,
left him, the old man was in his usual health,
and was supplied with a comparative plenty of
provisions. He was last seen alive on Sunday
evening at 6 o'clock, being then in his custom
ary health and spirits.
The son was immediately telegraphed for
and arrived yesterdaj afternoon, and the above
facts were gathered from him by THE GLOBE
reporter and from the evidence at the inquest.
Independent of O'Reagan's old age, there can
be little question but that death was hastened
by the neglect, natuarlly creeping upon one of
his years, in providing properly-cooked victuals
for himself, as, after a day of hard
labor, he would content himself
with cold victuals, so the neighbors
said, and this proceedure must have told in the
course of ears, even upon his iron constitu
tion. There does not appear to have been any
culpability on the part of the son, whose op
portunities for labor, like those of his father,
were extremely intermittent, and the neighbors
testify that be afforded what pecuniary aid he
could to his aged parent. The deceased was
possessed of the house and lot wherein he lived,
but he had no money. The jurors of the in
quest donated their fees for his burial, and
when THE GLOBE reporter visited the place
again last night, O'Reagan was decently laid
out in a respectable coffin.
The Czar and Zimmerman.
The most complete amateur performance
ever placed upon the boards in this city was
the Czar and Zimmerman, at the Athenaeum,
on Sunday evening. The opera is well-known
to Bt. Paul, having been presented three times
last season, and although on those occasions
the performance was considered in every re
spect excellent, those who attended the last
performance, and the former ones, say that this
incomparably surpassed the others. There was a
completeness of detail, excellence of costum
ing, scrupulous attention to properties, and
brilliance and appropriateness of scenery sel
dom equaled on the professional boards. In
the choruses and support there was everything
that might be desired, and the leading charac
ters sustained their roles with surprising even
ness and self-possessed ease. Mr. A. Scheffer
was excellent in stage business, graceful in
movement and dignified in carriage. He sang
his numbers well and with great ease. Mr.
Gicsen is always good, but on Sunday evening
he surpassed himself and was ap
plauded in every scene. The
ladies were not less happy in
their efforts, which seemed no effort to them at
all. Miss Faber was especially good and divided
with Messrs. Scheffer Giesen the honors of the
evening. The ship scene "waB very effective
and realistic. There was not noticeable to the
same extent, the defects recorded
upon the production of the Armorer,
and indeed so few and so trival were
these, that a friendly eye would not see such
faults, even when occurring upon the profes
sional stage. It appeared that the whole dra
matis persons, with choruses and orchestra,
completely reveled in the spirit of the play
for dear love of itthe opera suits them, and
they suit the opera, and it is to be hoped they
will repeat it.
Col. Knauffat Como.
A large force of laborers under the direction
of Col. Kauff himself have been hard at work
for the past few weeks beautifying his Como
resort, and that they have accomplished won
ders, only needs a visit to the lake to find out.
He is sparing neither time nor money, and
intends making it the attractive spot in Minne
sota for the coming summer.
The lake is open, all the boats out and ready
for use the roads leading to the lake are in
first class condition now, and if our citizens
wish to enjoy a pleasant drive and a delightful
afternoon or evening, let them go to Como
where the colonel will be glad to entertain
talking the silver question over, agreed to I getting an abolition of the wharfage fees at
introduce a bill in each house. I introduced
mine in the House, and Senator Jones intro
duced the same billI mean both were writ
ten precisely alikein the Senate. My bill
went to the banking and currency commit
tee, and when they were ready to report I
had the floor. Buckner and Ewing asked
me to introduce the committee bill, and I
did but 1 first compared it with mine and
saw they were substantially the same. The
committee had condensed two sections into
one, and made some verbal changes. They
changed the title somewhat, too, and that
gave rise to newspaper criticism. I was sor
ry then that I hadn't stuck to my own bill,
but I took the other to accommodate the
"General Ewing didn't draw the bill
ma- committee no doubt did,
have written the
rometer, colder northerly winds and increasing I but it was modeled from mine. In fact it
cloudiness. was the same."
The river showed yesterday morning
a depth of six feet five inchesa rise of two
inches in the last twenty-four hours.
Commodore Davidson has succeeded in
The Arkansas will arrive to-night or early
The river has risen twenty-two inches on
the board at Keokuk.
Captain J. H. Keaney went to Stillwater
yesterday, to arrange the business of his
boats on the St. Croix for the season.
The steamer Maggie Beaney and the Min
nesota river tug, Otter, are still at the levee
at the foot of Jackson.
Wm. H. Bell, who went to Bismarck a few
months ago to engage in the banking business,
is in St. Paul on a visit, and will soon return
with his family to make that city his perma
Sheriff Box, of Wabaahaw, returned yester
day from Crookstou, where he has purchased
560 acres of land and where he intends shortly
to go into the sale and livery business in con
nection with parties in Illinois.