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AEMS IN HAND.
SIGNIFICANT SEMI-OFFICIAL RUS-
Having Neglected Nothing to Secure Eu
ropean Peace, She Awaits, Arms in
Hand, for the Realization of the Fruits
of Her VictoriesOn the Other Hand
England Complains of Bad Faith and
Continues Her War PreparationsRu
mored Alliance Between Russia and
TurkeyLatter Giving? the Former an
Open Route to the BosphorusFighting
AEMS IN HAND.
ST. PiriKHSBUitG, March 30.The Jouradl
detft. Petersburg publishes an article be
lieved by many to be semi-official, on Eng
land's attitude. Referring to Lord Beacons
field's speech in the House of Lords, Thurs
day, the article says: "The balance of power
in the Mediterranean is only threatened by
the presence of the British fleet in the sea
of Marmora and England's possession of
Gibralter and Malta." The article continues
as follows: "The calling out of the reserves,
notwithstanding the statement It does not
imply war, is another step in the path of
provocation. Russia has fulfilled all
of her promises. She did not
insert in the treaty of San Stefano a
single stipulation clashing with the inter
ests or injuriously affecting them by its res
ervations. Russia is conscious of having
neglected nothing which could secure to the
East an era of prosperity and to Europe long
years of peace. She will deeply deplore the
aberrations which may counteract her pa
cific work, but at the same time she will
await, arms in hand, any attempt to dispute
the fruits of her sacrifice, which no thieats
will induce her to relinquish."
LONDON, March 30.The correspondence
concerning the conference is published to
day. The facts are substantially as commu
nicated in dispatches to the Associated
Press. Austria is the only government
which expressed an opinion about England's
demand for submission of the articles of
the treaty of San Stefano to the Congress.
Austria thought the reservation of full liber
ty of action by the powers sufficient guaran
tee, and that it was not to the interest of
England or Austiia to raise difficulties on
The preliminary conference of ambassa
dors at Berlin was suggested by Bismarck,
and immediately declined by England, be
cause it was useless.
In conversation with Lord Loft as, the
British ambassador at St. Petersburg
Gortschakoff, the llussian Premier, said if
the congress made any modifications in the
treaty they would be subject to further ar
rangements between Russia and Turkey,
ltussia could only accept discussion on those
points of the Ireaty affecting European in
Sir Heniy Elliot, British ambassador at
Vienna, telegrapi ed Lord Derby the 23d
inst., that he was trustworthily informed
that Prince Gortschakoft told the Rouma
nian agent at St. Petersburg that Russia
would not allow the question oi the cession
of Bes.saiabia to be discussed by the con
VIEWS OF THE "THUNDEEEK.''
LONDON, Maich 30.The Tim in an
editorial says neither the objects Russia pro
claimed at the outset nor the events of the
war, justified her advance upon Constantino
ple or her approach to the Bosphorus and
Dardanelles. As long as she remains in that
menacing position we shall feel it necessary
to retain our ships in the sea of Marmora,
and so long consequently will peace be un
certain. It is Russia who has trespassed
upon the forebearance of England, not Eng
land who has shown a lack of consideration
for her. That forbearance has now been
strained to its utmost limits, but nothing but
necesity would induce us to assert our rights
by force, and a timely and temperate conces
sion on the part of the Russian cabinet
would, without in the least degree compro
mising the interests of Russia, insure the
peace of Europe,
BUSS AND TUBE.
LONDON, March 30.A correspondent at
Pera telegraphs that he believes a thorough
understanding between the Russians and
Turks has been breught about by the efforts
of Raouf Pasha, minister of war, and Osman
Pasha, commander-in-chief, who removed
the obstacles to the Grand Duke Nicholas'
visit to Constantinople and inspired the Sul
tan with cordial feelings toward the Grand
GIVING WAY TO EUSSIA.
The same correspondent says he learns on
fair authority that the Turkish Tro ops have
been so far withdrawn from the positions
recently occupied near the Bosphorus that
the Russians would no longer find anything
to prevent them from marching to the coast
and seizing a fort which commands the en
trance to the Black Sea.
FIGHTING EST THESSALT.
ATHENS, March. 30.Fierce fighting has
occurred at Macrinitza between the insur
gents and Turks. Several Turkish ships are
bombarding villages on the coast.
The British iron turret ship Devastation
and the corvette Ruby are cruising along the
coast of Macedonia for the purpose of rescu
ing refugee women and children.
OBDEBS TO THE BESEBVE.
LONDON, March 30.The following notice
has been prepared for issue to officers of dis
tricts throughout the kingdom: "Her Ma
jesty having been graciously pleased to
direct by proclamation that the first class of
the army reserve force be ordered out for
permanent service, all men belonging to
said reserves are required to report at head
quarters on or before for the purpose
of rejoining the army."
LONDON, March 30.The report of the
appointment of the Marquis of Salisbury as
secretary of state for foreign affairs is form
BUOHABEST, March 30It is said on good
authority that the Russian quartermaster's
department in Roumania has been ordered
to engage ten thousand carts. The Russians
have forbidden exports of cereals from the
LONDON, March 30.Correspondents of
provincial journals say the belief is current
that some step for the safe guarding of
British interests, like the entry of the fleet
into the Black sea or the occupation of Gal
lipoli has been determined upon.
In the silver market the activity of the
last few days has disappeared, and is followed
by a slight reaction. It is believed the re
cent large American order is now completed,
and this, coupled with the unfavorable turn
of politics, has caused the market to become
ROME, March 30.Cardinal McCloskey to
day presented General Grant to Pope Leo.
HAVANA, March 30. Eighty former insur
gent chiefs have arrived from Cinco Villar.
Colonel Jose Rodridguez has surrendered
near Santiago de Cuba.
LONDON, March 30.The Economist says
in some quarters discount business is done
at 2% per cent., but some of the leading
banks refuse business under three per cent
THE WAG EH OF SIN.
Koemer, the Winona Bigamist Kscapes
Religious Murder in KentuckyOther
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
WINONA, Minn., March 30.Dr. Charles
Roemer, the bigamist, was discharged from
custody to-day, the grand jury not having
found an indictment against him. In less
than five years Roemer has actually had
three living wives in five different States, but
owing to the absence of witnesses and a con
flict of State laws he could not be indicted.
COL. DAD BYAN,
of St. Louis, who killed Daniel Field last
winter, was indicted for murder, and Bryant
of the same place, who killed young Bannis
ter in a drunken row, was indicted for man
slaughter in the second degree.
GUILTY OP MUBDEB.
WAUKEGAN, Ills., March 30.The jury to
day found Peter Davidson guilty of the
murder of John Robertson, highway com
missioner, and fixed the punishment at four
teen years in the penitentiary. The affair
grew out of a dispute as to the line of public
road which Robertson was changing so as to
encroach on Davidson's land.
TO BE HANGED.
WASHINGTON, March 30.Samuel A. Clark
(colored) has been sentenced to be hanged
April 20th for the murder of John Lee, alias
Jack Cash, Christmas day.
CHICAGO, March 30.Sherry and Connolly
were sentenced to-day to be hung June 21st,
for the murder of Hugh McConnville.
FI3E AT SPBINGFIELD, MASS.
SPBINGFIELD, Mass., March 30.Section
No. 5, Wason Car company's building, is
burned. Loss $57,000, of which the Con
necticut Valley Chromo Lithograph com
pany lose $50,000 insured for $34,000.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 30.A special
from Versailles to the Courier-Journal,
says a religious quarrel took place four miles
from there to-day, between William Zays
and Simon Boswell, which resulted in Zays
killing Boswell with a club. Zays fled and
has not been captured.
CASHIEB GAGGED AND BANK BOBBED.
PUEBLO, Col., March 30.The bank of
South Pueblo was entered last night by
masked robbers who gagged the cashier, H.
N. Banks, and obliged him to open the safe.
They took $5,000 in currency and a gold
watch and chain. No clue as to the robbers.
Minister Foster Returns to Mexico.
NEW OELEANS, La., March 30.Hon. John
W. Foster, minister to Mexico, is here en
raute for the Mexican capital. He staits to
morrow in the United States steamer, City of
Mexico for Vera Cruz. In answer to an inquiry
as to the justice of a criticism of the Mexican
press in regard to hi3 position on the sub
ject of recognition. Mr. Foster said that
the criticising was based on a report made
by certain New York newspapers of his con
ference with the House committee of for
eign affairs, that the conference was private
and confidential, and the reports as to hi3
position were imaginary and incorrect.
Hence the criticism of the Mexican press
was unwarranted. Mr. Foster did not make
any indication as to what were the instruc
Fire at Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 30.About 10
o'clock to-night a fire broke out in the
packing room in the fourth story of Walker
Bros. & Co.'s wholesale dry goods house,
Main street, and before it was extinguished
the stock was damaged by fire and water,
principally by the latter, to the extent of
$40,000 or $50,000. The firm earned $16,-
500 insurance, principally in Max & Bens
dorf and Storm agencies.
Ulysses the Silent Visits Pope Leo.
ROME, March 30.The Pope received Ex
President Grant, his wife and son to-day.
Choterd, rector of the American college,
awaited General Grant in the hall of the
Swiss guard and accompanied him to the
Pope's apartments, where Cardinal Mc
Closkey presented him to the Pope who re
ceived him with every mark of discinction.
Republican Demoralization in Winona,
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
WINONA, March 30.The Republicans
here are fearfully demoralized. All four
of the Republican .candidates for aldermen
and one candidate for justice have declined
to run. They are among the best and most
prominent citizens. Of the Democrats only
one, Willis, for justice, has declined.
WrLKESBABBE, March 30.At an anti-tariff
demonstration to-day delegations were pres
ent from all parts of Luzerne county. There
was a procession a mile long, with 5,000 men
in line, bearing banners appropriately in
scribed, while the sidewalks were crowded
with spectators. A mass meeting at Lee
driving park was addressed by H. M. Hoyt,
J. B. Smith, and others.
The Terrible Weath er Down East.
ST. JOHNS, N. B., March 30.The severest
snow storm of the season began last evening.
Over a foot of snow has fallen.
VOLUME I. ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 31, 1878.
AN INTERESTING SHOWING OF FI-
Currency Balances s*nd Operations of the
Bank Redemption AgencyAnother Air
ing of the McGarrahan ScandalSenate
Committee Decides to Report Hippie
Mitchell's Swindling Northern Pacific
BillPostal Contract Swindles.
WASHINGTON, March 30.The treasury now
holds $346,236,250 in United States bonds to se
cure national bank circulation, and $13,453,000
in bonds to secure public deposits.
United States bonds deposited for
circulation week ending to-day. $900,000
United States bonds held for circu
lation withdrawn week ending
National bank circulation, out
standing currency notes 320,161,394
Gold notes 1,432,120
Internal revenue 272,139
Receipts of national bank notes for
week ending to-day, as compared
with corresponding period last
year, 1877 4,027,000
Receipts to-day 481,000
The following is a statement of United States
Old demand notes 86,234,250
Legal tender notes, new issue 20,111,652
Legal tender notes, series of 1869.. 15,543,925
Legal tender notes, series of 1874.. 40,636,488
Legal tender notes, series of 1875.. 131,441,259
Legal tender notes, series of 1878.. 220,100
One year notes of 1863 53,085
Two year notes of 1868 15,750
Two year coupon notes of 1863 23,800
Oompound interest notes 282,020
Fractional currency, first issue 4,291,074
Fractional currency, second issue. 3,114,104
Fractional currency, third issue... 3,018,041
Fractional currency, fourth issue,
first series 2,983,223
Fractional currency, fourth issue,
second series 729,939
Fractional currency, fourth issue,
third series 394,407
Fractional currency, fifth issue... 2,418,424
WASHINGTON, March 30.The following is a
statement of the operations of the national
bank redemption agency for March, and nine
months of the fiscal year compared with a cor
responding period last year:
National bank notes disposed of,
and notes fit for circulation as
sorted and returned to the banks
of issues, month 39,419,700
Nine months 112,791,900
Notes unfit for circulation assorted
and delivered to the comptroller
of the currency for destruction
and replacement with new notes,
Nine months 35,536,500
Notes of failed, liquidating and
reducing banks deposited in the
treasury, month 622,850
Nine months 7,883,600
Totals for 1877, month 18,377,900
Nine months 165,755,900
Decrease, month 4,785,050
Nine months 9,593,900
The McGarrahan Scandal.
WASHINGTON, March 30.The Senate commit
tee on public lands to-day resumed the investi
gation growing out of McGarrahan's memorial
and the New Idria quick silver mine. Ex-Gov.
Cook testified that he knew Gomez was the re
puted owner of aranchc in the San Juan region,
but did not recollect whether or not he heard
the name of this ranche at the time referred to.
Mr. Ingersoll having been taken suddenly and
violently ill, and as he was to have conducted
the cross-examination of Mr. McGarrahan, it
was agreed the session should continue for re
ceiving documentary evidence offered by the
New Idria company, and identified by the clerk
of the United States supreme court. A num
ber of documents submitted in behalf of Mc
Garrahan were also identified.
After recess, Shaw, of counsel for McGarra
han, said he was not ready to proceed with the
cross-examination of McGarrahan on account
of the illness of his associate, Ingersoll, who
was at present in the committee room sur
rounded by his family. The submission of
correspondence, argument of counsel, presen
tation of McGarrahan for a short time as a wit
ness, and the introduction of the following
resolution, the argument thereon to be heard
Monday, occupied the committee for the day.
The resolution is as follows:
Resolved, That in the future no testimony
be received in this case touching the proceed
ings courts as lo this cause, and all testimo
ny be restricted to the question whether Gomez
ever had a \alid grant, or that he had such
equities as would entitle him to perfect a
grant to the land iu controversy, and all testi
mony heretofore taken not bearing upon this
question, be, and the same is hereby excluded.
1'oital Contract Swindles.
WASHINGTON, March 30.The House commit
tee on postoifices and post roads met at the post
office building to-day. Notary Public Boone
was re-called, and testified that he had bid in
the recent letting for over 400 routes, aggregat
ing nearly $400,000. His only wealth was in
his ability and his credit. He assisted Peck &
Miner in getting up bids, and in gathering in
formation on which to base the amount of
bids, and in return they provided bondsmen
for him. It appears Boone signed the bonds,
while the names of the witnesses to his signa
ture were not added till afterwards, and repre
sented men with whom he was unacquainted.
Proposals were made out and cer
tified, and dates were added afterwards,
and other conditions changed so that
parties to such affidavits could not be
held to answer for perjury. Representative
Cannon, of the committee, was very severe on
Boone in regard to his lax business habits. He
asked witness if with such practices in view he
regarded himself as equally honest now as
when under government employ, and Boone re
plied he did. Other members of the committee
showed considerable curiosity in regard to
Boon's life and doings in Tennessee, from
which State, as he testified, he was driven
away as a carpet bagger, having sunk or aban
doned a quarter of a million ofjdollars. He also
testified that when he came to the
State from Ohio a few years before, he
was worth about $35,000. Irregularities in
proposals were shown which, in the opinion of
some of the committee, would make their bids
invalid, and should be communicated to the
postmaster general. Boone contended they
were ordinary practices among contractors,
etc. that the condemnation of these proposals
would do away with a large proportion of those
accepted in the recent letting, and that the
same strictness should not be required in re
spect to the preliminary bond, providing it was
in a correct and legal form, as in ordinary affi
davits, Bince other bonds must be prepared and
accepted by the department, which would make
Fro Rata Bill.
WASHINGTON, March 30.The House railroad
committee to-day took action on the pro rata
question. A majority of 8 to 5 decided to re-
port the bill, naming three commissioners, to
adopt rules and regulations to secure the opera
tion of the Union Pacific and Kansas Pacific
and their branches in accordance with the acts
of Congress, as a continuous line without dis
crimination. The committee agreed to insert
the names of Charles Francis Adams and
Albert Finck of Tennessee as two of the com
WASHINGTON, March 30.The Senate com
mittee on railroads to-day, decided by a vote
of six against two to recommend the passage
of Senator Mitchell's Northern Pacific railroad
bill, with amendments, which do not materi
ally change its principal feature. The bill ex
tends the time for the completion of the road
WASHINGTON, March 30.The Republican
Senators to-day held a caucus in which the
course of the administration was discussed with
freedom. According to the report the only
outspoken supporters of the administration
wereBurnside, Hoar, Matthews and Christiancy.
The Senators were more than ordinarily silent
about the cancus, refusing to talk on the sub
ADOCLMENT GIVING GENERAL SAT-
ISFACTION TO ITALIANS.
Only Mild Allusion to the Chnrch's Cap
tivity, and Nothing of the Lost Temporal-
itiesThe Vatican Synod, Dogma of Infal
libility, and Immacula te Conception Ig-
noredStrong Appeal to the Council of
Cardinals for Aid.
LONDON, March 30.The Times Rome
special says: Pope Leo's allocution, deliv
ered at the consistory Thursday, gives the
Italians general satisfaction. The allusion
to the church's captivity is very mild. His
holiness expresses no intention to' struggle
for the recovery of his temporalities. The
main stress of the allocution is laid on the
relations which it is intended should exist
between the Pope and cardinals. The
typifies the council of seventy, called by
Moses to be his assistants and advisers in
the government of the people of Israel. He
wishes the cardinals to be his bystanders and
fellow laborers, and lest it should be thought
that merely unmeaning words fell from his
lips, he expresses all the relianoe he puts on
their wise counsel,
TBUSTINQ AND BEGGING
it may never fail him. It was the dearest
wish of the council of Trent that the admin
istration of the universal church should rest
on the council of cardinals. This, say3 the
Times correspondent, is a clear hint of a re
turn to the
OLD CONSTITUTION OP THE CHUBCH,
and the reference to the council of Trent
seems plainly intended as a repeal of the
Vatican council, which by declaring Pope
Pius IX infallible, entitled him to dispense
with the advice of either the college or coun
cil. To the Vatican synod itself, to the pro
clamation of the
DOGMA OP INFALLIBILITY,
or of that of the immaculate conception,
and to all the acts of Pius IX, except the
reconstruction of the Scottish hierarchy, no
allusion whatever is made in the allocution.
The acts of the deceased Pope has been
sanctioned by the church, and must stand, but
Pope Leo seems to think that the least
said about them will be.the soonest mended.
By his choice of cardinal Di Pietres, one of
the youngest and decidedly the most liberal
of the cardinals, as Camorlingo, the Pope
confirms the hope of those conciliatory
views which were always thought to animate
him and which were expected to actuate his
policy in his dealing with civil powers.
Resumption of Coal-Mining Operations.
POTTSVILIIE, Pa., March 30 There will
be a general resumption of mining op ra
tions in the Schuylkill coal region Monday.
The allotment for March gives but one
week's work, daring which, with the general
suspension of operations during February,
caused great destitution among the miners.
Four hundred thousand tons are to be mined
i RUM AND RUIN.
Attempted Suicide of a Once Well to do
Many residents of St. Paul will remember
a man named John Manning, who was em
ployed as advertising solicitor upon one of
our city papers about two years ago. The
last event in his career is thus told in the N.
Y. Herald, of the 28th inst.:
"A dramatic scene of attempted suicide
occurred yesterday morning at the residence
of Mr. Frederick Pentz, No. 13 West Eigh
teenth street, a few doors from Fifth avenue.
Some yeart ago John Manning, a young and
prosperous Irishman, married a daughter of
Mr. Pentz, and for a time they lived happily
together. Manning was an advertising
agent and did a large business among
insurance companies and mercantile houses.
He had an office at No. 849 Broadway, and
was considered to be upon the road to for
tune. Fo? what reason does not appear, but
he took to excessive drinking, after which
came a decline of his business and domestic
troubles, which led to a suit for divorce, be
gun by Mrs. Manning about two years ago.
The matters has been in the courts ever
since, and Mrs. Manning went home to her
father's honse to live, taking with her two
children, who have been left in her custody
by order of the court, pending a settlement
of the divorce proceedings. The husband
continued his excesses, and yesterday
morning rang the door bell of his
father-in-law's house and asked to be admit
ted. He was intoxicated and the servant
who answered the summons showed him to
the parlor and informed his wife of his pres
ence. He demanded to see his children, and
was loud in his abuse of those who he said
kept them from him. His wife, when she
learned of his presence in the house, locked
herself in her apartments and refused to see
him. The other inmates becoming alarmed
for their safety, despatched a servant for a
policeman. Officer Weeks, of the twenty
ninth precienct. happened to be in the neigh
hood, and accompanied the servant. He en
tered the hall door, and was about to go into
the parlor, where Manning was seated on a
sofa, when a lady and gentleman called to
him from the head of the stairs to come up.
He did so, and they begged of him to arrest
Manning, who, they said, was drunk and had
a pistoL They -were afraid he would do
something desperate. When they agreed to
prefer a charge against him the officer turned
on the stairs to descend and make the arrest.
At that moment a pistol report came from
the parlor. The officer hastened down the
stairs and found Manning still sitting on
the sofa with the blood trickling down the
right side of his face from a wound in the
right ear. Before the officer had crossed
the threshold of the parlor door M^n^i^g
raised bis right hand, in which he held a re
voler, and fired a second shot into his head,
the ball entering the right ear in close prox
imity to the first. He fell back and lay
stunned for a few moments.
An ambulance was sent for, and before it
arrived Manning regained consciousness and
in his drunken frenzy said to the officer,
"For God's sake kill me they will not let me
see my children." Upon the arrival of the
ambulance he was removed to the New York
hospital, where his wounds were examined
and pronounced not dangerous, as the bul
lets were found not to have penetrated the
At midnight he was represented as in a
CONNELLY AND FARRELL.
tire From Court.
It Wasn't Much of a Shower, and Uoth Re
Pat Connelly's trial was promptly resumed
at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, in the mu
nicipal court. Thanks to the energetic tac
tics of the county attorney, the prosecuting
witness was on hand for once, but, as partly
foreshadowed in yesterday's GLOBE, his testi
mony didn't amount to much. County At
torney Rogers appeared for the State, and
C. D. O'Brien, Esq., for the defense.
Being sworn, James H. Farrell substan
tially said that, on march 18th, after the
conclusion of the Adelphia performance, he
was invited to go into the wine-room. In
abont five minutes, Connelly, who appeared
to be under the influence of liquor, came in
and said: want to see you."
The two then went out on the
stage, when Connelly said it was
against the rules for witness to be be
hind the stage, and ordered witness out.
Thewitness, while turning to go out, was
caught by Connelly, who drew his revolver,
and, pointing it up, said, "Get out." Con
nelly made a motion to strike, when the wit
ness resisted. Connelly left the stage
and witness followed. There was no
shooting, but witness was hit
hard enough, upon the head to
knock him down. Witness supposed there
would be a rowi there being many perform
ers present, who wanted to get the witness
Out. The pistol did not scare the witness, as.
he knew Connelly could not fire it. Connel
ly's brother, Frank, stood behink the wit
ness, but the witness did not see either of
the Kelly's present. The witnessed had no
connection with the concern, but paid his
Cross-examined by Mr. O'BrienConnelly
did not threaten to shoot didn't know if he
tried he pointed at my face, and witness
was not afraid because they had always been
friends. Witness thought Connelly was full
that he was jocking until he struck didn't
know that the pistol was loaded. Witness
had hold of his two canes all the time, and
did not struggle with Connelly.
Thomas Horan, one of the boys visiting
the Adelphia, being sworn, testified sub
stantially that he saw the scuffle, but saw no
revolver, but stated there was a general row
This closed the evidence, and the court
commented upon the fact that, with a com
plaint of a serious character being made,
when the case was brought for trial, nobody
seemed to know anything. The case would
have to be dismissed, but the court believed
the prosecuting attorney would be justified in
bringing the matter before the grand jury,
to ascertain if perjury had been committed
or felony compounded.
James H. Farrell was then arraigned for
contempt of court in not appearing on
Friday as a witness. This was explained
away by the defendant stating he had been
informed by his brother, while on
the way to testify, that the case had been
dismissed. The court then dismissed the
action for contempt, and the immaculate
Farrell and the white-washed Connelly
stepped forth, for the time being.
The St. Paul & Pacific Change of Time.
On and after to-day anew time table goes
into effect on the St. Paul & Pacific railroad
which makes several important changes in
the running of its trains. Under new ar
rangements, the through train on the Main
line leaves St. Paul at 5:00 p. M. and arrives
at Fisher's Landing at 1:00 P. M. instead of
1:15 p. M. as heretofore. Returning, leaves
Fisher's Landing at 2:30 p. M. instead of
11:10 as heretofore, and arrises in St. Paul
at 10:30 A. M. instead of 7:52 as under the
old schedule. On the Branch line no
changes are made. On the Wilmar accom
modation, tho train leaves St. Paul five min
utes later, and arrives two hours and seven
teen minutes later. Other changes are
made in the St. Paul ane Minneapolis trains
to correspond with the above for which sea
time table in another calumn.
Death of a Prominent Pacific Slope Rail
SAN FBANCISOO, March 30.Mark Hop
kins, treasurer of the Central railroad com
pany, formerly of Huntington,Hopkin8 coun
ty, died at Yuma, where he had gone for his
health, early this morning. The remains
are en route to San Francisco, where the
funeral takes place Monday.
Fall River Operatives.
FALLBIVEB, Mass., March 30.At a mass
meeting of operatives in the Academy of
Music to-night, a committee reported the board
of trade refused to confer with them on the 15
per cent, reduction. The operatives voted not
to strike at present, but to combat at a favora
ble opportunity, the position of the manufac
Philadelphia's Ball Club.
PHILADELPHIA, March 30.The Athletic
base ball club has reorganized for 1878 un
der the management of Al. Wright. The
following is the nine: Lomas, Pfiffer, Fis
ler, Touser, Coons, Meyerle, Leiff, Sensen
derfer and Reach.
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Lengthy Meeting of the Board Yesterday
Numerous Contracts LetEngineer
Sewall Rapped Over the Knuckles a*
UsualComo AvenueHewitt and Ram
sey Shake Hands Over the Bloody Chasm.
The regular meeting of the board of pub
lic works was held yesterday morning. A
full board was present, President Rice occu
pying the chair.
Bids were opened of contractors compet
ing for the construction of a sewer on Sixth
street, from Wabashaw to Cedar street, with
the following result:
Daniel Mullen $2,414 88
J. and E. Warne 2,001 50
Evanson Moline 1,774 50
PatrickNash 1,665 00
Patrick Butler 1,265 50
The contract was awarded to the last
named, and his bond approved.
Bids for the grading of Exchange street,
from Cedar and Wabashaw streets were then
opened, resulting as follows:
Patrick Butler 1,415 00
J. & E. Warne 1,256 00
Patrick Nash 1,135 00
John Clonan 663 20
John Clonan accordingly secured the job,
on approved bonds.
THE NEW BBOOM BEGINS TO SWEEP.
Mr. Becker drew the attention of the
board to the fact that the construction of
the Lafayette avenue sidewalk had been
omitted from the advertisement for bids, al
though it was ordered to be so published.
He said his constituents were anxious the
sidewalk should be constructed forthwith,
and he was bound to see that
their desires in the matter were
In response, it was said Mr. Thomp
son wished to build the sidewalk, and, if it
were advertised, the board would bo com
pelled to enter into a contract.
Mr. Becker said he did not wish to inter
fere with or damage Mr. Thompson's in
terest, but the speaker wanted the sidewalk
The matter was disposed of by laying it
upon the table for a few days, with the un
derstanding that it should be advertised for
as soon as possible, if Mr. Thompson failed
to construct the sidewalk.
BOBEBT 8TBEET SIDEWALK MUDDLE.
This bone of contention came up by con
tinuation from the last meeting.
Mr. Robert, by permission, stated that the
work had been paid for by the city, and
the assessment was about to be made
therefor upon the. property owners. The
original contract was for a sidewalk of eight
feet in width, but in places opposite the
speaker's property, it was as low as five feet
four inches in width. Even to get that
width tho contractor had dug under Mr.
Robert's fence. The whole affair arose from
a misunderstanding of the street line, which
had never been properly determined. The
assessment was to pay for an eight feet side
walk, and he objected to pay for an eight
feet sidewalk and only get one of less di
mensions. He was willing to pay propor
tionally for the width now laid, or hoped the
board would order all the property owners to
move their fences on to the line.
A rambling conversation followed. Mr.
Timme, to whom the matter had been re
ferred, recommended an abatement of $5 on
Mr. Roberts' assessment, which did not
meet with the latter's compliance. The
city engineer was consulted, who said, that
at the time the sidewalk was laid, the difficul
ty as to the street line had arissn, and he
had consulted the city attorney, and the side
walk had been laid as it most convenient
ly could be.
President RiceYou should have con
sulted the board.
City EngineerThe same has been done
President RiceThe city attorney is not
the one to be consulted. The board is the
proper party to consult.
It was thought that the matter should be
referred to the city council, but Mr. Becker
said, if such action was taken, the board
should state its reasons, and suggested that
Mr. Roberts' objections should be attached
to the reference. The assessment was final
ly laid over temporarily.
THE LVTEBMINABLE OOMO AVENUE.
The assessment on the grading of Como
avenue was being figured upon at the time of
the session by Col. Hewitt, Ex-Gov. Ramsey,
Dr. Richeson, Mr. Lindeke and others inter
ested in the matter, who were present, and
had waited quietly while other matters were
Being in order, Col. Hewitt pointed out
one particular instance upon the assessment
roll that was, as he asserted, widely unjust,
and said he had other cases equally as fla
grant, but his health and the time then at his
disposal would not permit him to proceed
just then. "I do not," said the colonel, "de-
sire to keep you, gentlemen, from your din
ners. I want to go and have mine, and get
some milk punch." He cautioned the board,
as a friend of the court, to
go slow in this matter, believing
that the less haste, the more speed. A vast
sum of money was "proposed to be expended.
There were many conflicting interests, the
common council and the newspapers (here
he tapped the GLOBE reporter upon the
shoulder) were raising a cry to have this
matter concluded, but he hoped there would
be no unseemly hurry.
Finished, he turned round to Ex-Gov.
Ramsey, who held his hand, which Col.
Hewitt grasped warmly with a resounding
Ex-Gov. Ramsey said he felt much as Col.
Hewitt did, while Mr. Lindeke, and Dr.
Richeson, and another gentleman, whose
name was not learned, supported and urged
President Rice contended that the case on
the assessment roll, mentioned by Col.
Hewitt, was excepted, and the latter was
under a wrong impression about it.
After considerable haggling as to the time
at which the matter should be continued,
when all could be present, 1:30 P. M. of
Thursday next was decided upon.
The weekly reports of the street inspectors,
and the estimates of contractors werejaassed
The street inspectors were instructed to
specify, in their weekly reports, the sums
expended in each ward.
The assessment for the Robert street sewer
was confirmed, there being only objection
emanating from the St. Paul & Pacific rail
The assessment for Jacob Miller's sidewalk
contract in Ramsey, Fort and Rice streets
was completed, and publication thereof or
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