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TBTE WAR CLOUDS SLOWLY DISAP-
PEARING VROM VIEW.
The Czar Sends a Conciliatory Autograph
Letter to AustriaThe Bustle in the Eng
lish Ship-yards Subsiding-Plucky Servia
Begins Disbanding Her ArmyRussia
Tranqu il but VigilantDisorganiz
ing Intrigues Developing in Constanti
LONDON, April 13.At St. Petersburg the
opinion regarding the Gortschakoff circular
is much divided. Some consider it a com
plete political programme, and worthy a
great power. Others regard it as but a
formal refutation of Lord Salisbury's accu
sation. Some think it ia Russia's last word.
Others the introduction to negotiations on a
new ground. I has greatly displeased those
who wish the government to nail the colors
to the mast an a risk all rather than make
the slightest concessions.
The opinion at Berlin continues skeptical
about the success of negotiations. The Nord
JDuetsche Zeitunq, referring to Germany's
mediation, said the joint appeal of England
and Russia for the good offices of Germany,
could have a meaning only if the parties
were willing to make such concessions as
would put out of question the possibility of
either party challenging the other.
Bratiano, the Roumanian premier, re
turned to Vienna Thursday, on the way to
Bucharest. had an interview with Count
Andrassy and Herr Tisza. Th tidings Bra
tiano brings from Berlin are not encourag
ing. Th oonviction there is that the Czar
is bent on having Bessarabia back, and that
he will take it, and that the best thing Rou
manians can do is to make the best possible
terms about the compensation they are to
The situation at Constantinople is still re
garded as dangerous to peac3,notwithstanding
the protestations of the Porte. There are
intrigues going on among pasTias and the
discretion of the Russian commander and of
Layard are doubted. Mehmefc Ali and Moukh
tar, Osman, Reouf and Said Pashas, and other
Turkish generals dined with Layard yester
day. The Greeks and Bulgarians, Roumania
and Thrace are quarrelling about the posses
sion of the Greek churches, appealing to
Russians and Turks for support. Th at
mosphere of Constantinople is believed to be
daily becoming more inflammable.
LONDON, April 13. There has been less
excitement at Portsmouth dock yard this
week. Th work is fast assuming the ordi
nary routine character. Overtime has been
generally stopped. Very little remains to be
done in the way of warlike preparations.
Mondaj' it became known that a letter had
been forwarded from the Admiralty to Ports
mouth, asking how long it would take to get
ready for sea a flotilla ot gunboats built tor
service in the Baltic during the last Russian
war and for the most part since lying on
slips at Haslar. These are formidable little
vessels of 254 tons displacement with twin
screws and carrying each an eighteen ton
gun in the bows. Preparations were actual
ly begun to fit them with magazines when
countermanding orders were received.
QBEAT STRIKE IMMINENT.
LONDON, April 13.A meeting of 3,000
cotton operatives was held at Blackburn to
take action on the master s' notice requiring
the acceptance of 10 per cent, reduction of
wages which expires Wednesday next. The
operatives adopted a resolation declaring
that unless the masters took down the notice
work should be stopped immediately. A
more mdderate motion of the executive com
mittee was rejected, the original resolution
being adopted by an overwhelming majority.
Consequently there is a prospect of a strike
on ajlarge scale as the masters are apparently
unyielding. A vast out-door meeting also
took place on Blackeye Moor, at which an
uncompromising spirit of resistance was ex
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 13.Count Zichy,
Austrian ambassador, is negotiating to ob
tain the Porte's consent to a possible Aus
trian occupation of Bosnia and Herzego
S T. PETEBSBUBG, April 13.Subscriptions
will be open here the 16th inst. for a new
issue of treasury bonds amounting to 650
SERVIAN ABMY. DISBANDING.
BELGBADE, April 13.The council be
tween the minister of war and general staff
arranged for disbanding the greater part of
the Servian forces. A sufficient force will
be maintained to preserve order in old Ser
via. I is considered Servia will not partici
pate in any further hostilities.
VIENNA, April 13A Russian courier has
arrived here bringing an autograph ietter
from the Czar to the Emperor Francis Jo
seph. The relations between the two courts
have assumed a more conciliatory tendency.
Improving Upon Hilton's Scheme.
N EW YOBK, April 13.Miss Sarah Leg
gett, whose cheerful bookstore at 194 Broad
way has become the particular and attractive
resort of literateurs, proposes to open April
15th, at No. 61 Clinton place, a boarding
house for women, whose home-like accom
modations will be furnished at the low price
of $4 per week. Sewing machines will be
provided, and a library furnished with the
best reading matter, and books may be tak
en to rooms if the guests prefer. If any
lady desires to have a room alone an extra
but very moderate charge will be made. I
cases of sickness meals will be served in then
rooms and attendance provided without extra
charges. The parlors, bath rooms and piano
are offered to the free use of guests.
Chicago and St. Louis Railroad War.
CHICAGO, 111., April 13.A vigorous fight
is going on between the Chicago and St
Louis roads for the Missouri river freight
traffic. Th former claim that the latter
exact too great a difference in the amount
charged, and as no compromise could be
reached, rates have been badly cut of late.
This morning it was announced that the
Chicago roads had cut down from 12 to 7
cents per hundred for grain freight from
Missouri river points to Chicago. Th St.
Lous roads to-day cut down as follows
for freight bound to Missouri river points,
1st class 25c 2d, 15c 3d, 15c 4th, 15c
special 10c. The Chicago roads will, on
Monday, begin with the following schedule:
1st and 2d classes, 18c 3d, 15c 4th class and
The W ay to Resume is to Resume, so Be
lieves the Northwestern National Bank
of ChicagoIt Consequently Announces
the Redemption of its Notes in Gold.
CHICAGO, April 13.The practicability of
resumption has been instanced here in vari
ous ways to-day. At the sub-treasury a
twenty dollar gold piece came in to be ex
changed for oorrency, and threa coin checks
issued by the collector of customs were de
posited by the bank as currency. Gold is
beginning to be paid out by merchants quite
Subscriptions at the Chicago sub-treasury
for 4 per cent, bonds for this week aggre
gated $99,300, and would have been 100,-
000 more only that gold was not obtainable
here at to-day's market rate.
The following correspondence passed to
CHICAGO, April 13.
John J. Knox, Comptroller Currency, Wash
Can we, by making our redemp
tion in gold, have our circulation redeemed in
gold? If so, we will advertise our gold resump
tion to-morrow and send you a gold check for
redemption fund. Answer.
[Signed] JAMES D. STUBGES,
Cashier Northwestern National Bank.
WASHINGTON, D. April 13.
James D. Sturges, cashier North-Western
National Bank, Chicago:
The_ Treasurer Bays the proposed arrange
ment is impracticable at the present time. You
can redeem at your own bank.
[Signed] JOHN JAY KNOX.
The Northwestern has accordingly ad
vertised that it will redeem in gold all of
its circulating notes that may be presented
at its counter. I is the first of the national
banks to take this step.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 13.The Third
National bank will commence on Monday
next to redeem its notes on presentation in
gold. It is expected other national banks in
the city will adopt the same course.
NASAVILLE, Tenn., April 13.The mer
chants' exchange to-day adopted resolutions
that it is the sense of the merchants' ex
change that the ten per cent, national bank
ing law should be repealed, characterizing it
as unconstitutional and oppressive that the
boards of trade of cities of the South and
West be advised of the action of this body
and requested to give expression to their
views on this subject. Copies of the pre
amble and resolutions were ordered to be
sent immediately to the Senators and repre
sentatives in Congress, with the hope the
present Congress would repeal the law at
BOSTON, April 13.The Cape Cod five cent
savings' bank, at Harwich, to-day availed
itself of the new bank law.
Nmv YOBK. April 13.Fellows, Forrester
& Co., importers and dealers in watches,
Maiden Lane, have suspended. Liabilities,
13,000 nominal assets, $150,000.
PKOVINCETOWN, Mass., April 13.The
Seamen's savings' bank has called on the
bank commissioner to regulate its payments
in conformity with the new law.
BOSTON, Mass., April 13.Henry Kil
freed, dealer in morocco leather, failed te
day. Liabilities $100,000 assets light.
Bad Piece of Repairing.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 13.This afternoon
at about 4 o'clock, a repaired portable en
gine while being tested in the yards of the
Eagle Machine Works, exploded its boiler
injuring four persons, Jas. Smith,
Superintendent, and one of the propri
aetors of the works, it is thought fatally
Bhas. Harwood and Jo hn Cocheiser fatally,
snd John Van Cleve seriously.
Small Lumber Fire.
DETBOIT, Mich., April 13.A fire at
Lapher, Mich., this afternoon destroyed
$10,000 worth of lumber owned by Hamil
ton Littlefield and the sash and blind factory
of C. M. Hemingway. Loss on building and
contents, about $15,000 no insurance.
WASHINGTON, April 14,1 A. M.Indications
for the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri
valleys, partly cloudy and cloudy weather,
with rain or snow, variable wjnds, mostly
from northeast to southeast, stationary or
lower pressure and temperature.
Getting Ready for Another Revolution.
N EW OBLEANS, La., April 13.The Gal
veston News says a San Antonio firm has
been shipping arms and ammunition to
Mexico for several weeks past. A move
ment against Diaz is suspected.
Damagi ng Rain Storms.
NOBTH TBOT, Vt., April 13.Continuous
rains since Wednesday have overflowed the
streams, submerged the low lands and swept
away bridges, causing thousands of dollars
damage in this vicinity.
AI.I, AROUND THE GLOBE.
Herr Borsig, a leading iron master of Berlin,
The Columbia college crew will leave May
15th for England, to participate in the Hanley
Thirteen more of the passengers and crew of
the wrecked steamer Childwill Hall have land
ed at Gibraltar. Thirteen remain unaccount
The building on Custom House
street, Providence, B. I., occupied by Eddy &
Rose, liquor dealers, was damaged $25,000 by
Mayor Ely, of New York, has signed a reso
lution of the board of aldermen granting per
mission to run freight cars by steam on the
Bell railroad between 7 in the evening, and
4:30 next morning.
The revenue cutter, Boutwell, reached Sa
vannah, Ga., yesterday, with the passengers
and crew of the wrecked steamer Agnes. The
vessel is bilged and high upon the beach, and
the cutter was unable to do anything to save
YOLUMB I. ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MOKNINGr, APRIL 14, 1878.
AN INTERESTING MELANGE OT CAM
The House Recognizes the Anniversary of
the Birth of Thos. Jefferson by Passing a
Bill for the Erection of a Monument to
His Memory Renewal of the McGarra
han Investigation, with the Usual Mani
festation of Ibltterness on the Part of the
LawyersLife Saving Stations for Lake
SuperiorDemocratic Senatorial Govern-
mentRecognition of the Diaz Govern
House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Ajril 13.The Senate bill re
quiring the commissioners appointed to pre
pare a new edition of the revised statutes, to
revise the index to the first volume, passed.
Mr. Cox, New York, chairman of the com
mittee on library, asked leave to report back
the bill appropriating $2,500 for the erection
of a monument over the grave of Thomas
Jefferson. The amount, on motion of Cox,
having been increased to $5,000, the bill
A session Monday night was ordered, for de
bate upon the tariff bill, and on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday nights for considera
tion of pension bills.
The House then went into committee of the
whole,Mr. Cox, N. Y., in the chair, on the post
office appropriation bill. The appropriation
recommended is $33,190,373, a leduction of
$987,770 from last year $9,100,000 of that
sum is for railroad mail service $6,090,673 for
inland mail transportation, and $7,250,000 for
for pay of postmasters. The bill provides that
the postmaster general! may appoint one agent
to superintend the railroad postal service, and
one to superintend the stage service, and
authorizes, the postmaster general to reduce
the compensation to railroads for transporta
tion of mails 5 per cent. A long and general
debate was interrupted by the committee rising,
and soon afterwards the House adjourned.
WASHINGTON, April 13.The Senate commit
tee on public lands to-day resumed the investi
gation which has grown out of the memorial
of Wm. McGarrahan, praying the enactment of
laws to correct the record of his alleged patent
for the New Idria quicksilver mines in Colo
rado. Up to lecess the only witnesses were
government officers identifying books and
verifying documents. While Mr. Klopper,
librarian of the attorney general's office, was
on the stand, Judge D. S. Wilson asked the
committee whether it would be competent to
show that Mr. Shaw, of the opposing counsel,
when mquhing at the department of justice
for all documents in this case, had made offers
of money to Klopper to exhibit some which had
not been shown him. Shaw immediately de
manded that this insinuation *be proven or re
dacted at once. The chairman of the commit
tee said Shaw need not take notice of the in
sinuation and declined to allow the matter to
proceed further. When the committee rose
Klopper assured Shaw he would be very happy
to have an opportunity to testify, as the in
sinuation was utterly unfounded.
After recess Judge D. S. Wilson offered to
introduce the evidence given by Judge Jeremiah
S. Black before the House judiciary commit
tee in reply to some charges that have been
made against him daring this investigation.
Senator McDonald remarked that these charges
did not cut any figure in this case, so far as he
could see, for there was no evidence that Black
had any employment from the New Idria
company until long af tei he, Black, ceased to
be attorney general, and there was nothing
that required an explanation from Judge
Black. His taking a fee subsequent to the
expiration of his term as attorney general,
was not discreditable. The Senator added that
he would have done so himself.
Mr. Shaw hoped the evidence would be ad
mitted. It would be shown to the committee
that Black had taken a fee from the New Idria
company while acting attorney general in this
case and while thus employed he had wielded
the povrer of the attorney general's office cor
ruptly and oppressively.
Mr. Burdett also insisted that Black's evi
dence should be allowed to go into the record
but for a different reason, namely, in order
that the committee might see how thoroughly
this evidence had overthrown the infamous
slanders against an eminent and upright man.
The evidence was admitted.
Mr. Ingersoll had previously taken occasion
to disclaim participation in the issue raised by
his associate (Shaw) against the integrity of
U. S. Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON, April 13.Supreme court No.
56. Moore and Davis vs. Robins. Error to the
supreme court of Illinois. The principal in
terest in this case is that Senator and Judge
Davis is one of the plaintiffs in error. In 1855
Moore, and one Mitchell purchased public
lands at the sale at Springfield, for which cer
tificates of purchase were issued, and subse
quently a patent was issued to Moore. Mitch
ell's land was sold undev judgment,
the purchaser afterwards Belling forty
acres to Judge Davis. Bobbins claim
ed under pre-emption by one Bunn
and sued to foreclose a mortgage on the prem
ises, alleging that Moore had by mistake got a
patent for a number of acres of the pre-empted
land, and that Davis has no valid title. The
judgment was that Moore and Davis have no
rights which were not subject to Robbins'
mortgage, and it is here asserted the court
erred in its rulings upon the evidence and in
the conclusion arrived at.
No. 260. Meister^vs. Mooro, ^t al. Error to
circuit court for the western district of Penn
sylvania, and 261 Meister vs. Russell et al.
These were actions of ejectment to recover
certain lands in and adjoining Pittsburgh. The
questions involved turned on the fact and
validity of one William Mowry's marriage
with an Indian girl with whom he lived and
cohabited, and leaving at his death a daughter
by her. If the marriage was valid, their
daughter, who conveyed that land to Meister,
had a valid title, and Meister could recover, but
the court excluded all evidence of the fact
that Mowry and the Indian woman were reput
ed to be man and w4fe in the community in
which they lived together as such, ruling that
under the laws of Michigan, where the adeged
marriage took place, it requires the presence of
a magistrate or clergyman to render it valid,
and it was shown there was no such presence.
There was no marriage, and the fact of cohab
itation could not be permitted to affect the
case. This decision is the error assigned here.
The Diaz Government*
WASHINGTON, April 13.The department of
state has not received official intelligence of
the recognition of the Diaz government fey
Minister Foster. There is no doubt, however,
as to the fact, as the instructions to that gen
tleman on returning to Mexico authorized him
to do so should he find a proper condition of
affairs to warrant such an action. The reasons
for the recognition of the Diaz government are
that it has shown a disposition to arrange the
matters in dispute between the two govern
ments and given evidence of the earnestness in
that directionhaving, among other things, sent
federal troops to the frontier to preserve peace,
thus supplanting the insufficient militiaand
consequently no raids have occurred on the Bio
Grande for the last three months, certainly
none of a serious character. Besides, the
Mexican government has promptly paid, as
they became due, two installments of the
WASHINGTON' April 13.The treasury now
holds $34,686,685 U. S. bonds, to secure nation
al bank circulation, and $13,453,000 in bonds
to secure public deposits.
U. S. Bonds deposited for circula
tion week ending to-day $
Bonds held for circulation, with
drawn for week ending to-day
National bank circulation out
standing, currency notes 321,237,991
Internal revenue receipt*
Receipts of national bank notes for
the week ending to-day, com
pared with the corresoonding
period last year, 1877
WASHINGTON, April 13.The bill prescribing
the method of counting electoral votes and de
ciding questions, agreed upon by the Senate
committee on the electoral count, embodies
substantially the propositions submitted to the
corresponding House committee by Representa
To-day's subscriptions to the four per cent,
loan is $1,637,000.
The House committee on railways and canals
to-day agreed upon a bill endorsing the issuing
of $40,000 dollars worth of bonds of the Dismal
Swamp Canal company, the proceeds of sales
of bonds to be expended in widening and deep
ening the canal through Virginia and North
Killed hy the Cars-A Wealthy Farmer
Suicides HangingLawyers Trying to
Get Ri of an Unworthy BrotherFire.
TSpecial Telegram to the Globe.]
WINONA, Minn., April 13.Charles Dab
blicove, switchman on the Winona & St.
Peter railroad yard, this city, was instantly
killed this morning while coupling cars.
leaves a wife and three children.
Hans Hanson, a wealthy farmer of Homer,
this county, hung himself to-day. Cause of
the act unknown.
At a meeting of the Winona county bar
last night, a committee was appointed, con
sisting of Attorney General Wilson, Judge
Barber and W. Yale, to prefer charges
against W. Dyckson, before the supreme
court, and to move his expulsion from the
bar of this State.
Ellison's hotel, at MinneiSka, was burned
early this morning. Cause, defective chim
ney. Loss, three thousand dollars insur
ance, seventeen hundred dollars.
THE DEAD "BOSS.'
Curious Crowds Besieging the Vicinity of
His RemainsFuneral Tuesday, and
N EW YOBK, April 13.The scenes of last
night were re-enacted to-day in front of Mrs.
Douglas' house in which the body of her late
father, W. M. Tweed, reposes. A crowd of
anxious people surrounded the house and
blocked up the street. A policeman, station
ed at the door, admitted no one without a
pass. Many of Tweed's old friends' called.
The funeral is announced for Tuesday
and will be private.
Mayor Ely was asked this morning if any
action would be taken by the authorities,
and answered he had no knowledge whatever
about the matter, and should not take any
At the time of Tweed's death petitions
were in circulation throughout the State,
asking the Governor for his release. They
were being numerously signed, and it was
intendedThey should be sent to Albany next
An All Night Session in Ottawa.
OTTAWA, April 13.The House of Com
mons has been sitting since yesterday after
noon, discussing a resolution introduced by
Sir John. A. McDonald, censuring the Lien
tenant Governor of Quebec for dismissing
-bis late minister. Sir James MacDonald de
livered a long speech in support of the res
olation and was followed by Mr. Makenzie,
who spoke strongly against it. Members on
both sides have kept up the discussion. Th
debate proper is entirely exhausted, but the
premier refuses to adjourn till a vote is
The discussion closed at 6 o'clock to
night. It was the longest and most remark-
Mexican indemnity, amounting to six hundred be taken without further discussion after the
thousand dollars, and recently the Mexican! arrival of the late trains Monday night.
government checked an attempt, at Matamoras,
to levy forced loans on American citizens!
There have been no other such attempts for
some months past, and every precaution will
be taken to prevent them in the future. Fur
ther, the Mexican government expresses a
readiness to enter into negotiations for the ad
justment of all questions in dispute.
Bank Circulation Security.
Receipts to-day 570,000
Grant in the Holy City.
WASHINGTON, April 13.The United States
consul at Jerusalem, sends an acconnt of the
recent visit there of Gen. Grant. The General
was met at Kalourah, five miles from Jerusa
lem, by the dragomans and guards of the con
sulate, of the Greek Patriarch, and of the
Pasha of Palestine, and by a company of cav
alry, and was welcomed into the city with mil
itary honors. The pasha's military band was
in attendance upon the general daily, and
during the time ot his stay he received every
mark of consideration from the pasha and
local consuls and dignitaries of the Greek and
Democratic Senatorial Caucus.
WASHINGTON, April 13.The Democratic Sen
ators met in caucus to-day. I is understood
the resumption repeal bill was discussed. The
prevailing sentiment appeared to be in favor of
its passage. The coming elections and the suf
fering experienced by the poor classes through
out the country were very generally discussed.
The executive caucus committee was author
ized to confer with the House caucus commit
tee with a view to reaching a decision as to the
course to be pursued in legislation.
Ifife Saving Service.
WASHINGTON, April 13.The life saving sta
tions on the lakes were opened for service the
fiist of April, to continue open until the first
of June, and then be closed until the first of
September, when they will be reopened and re
main open until the close ot navigation. It is
the intention of the department to keep the
four stations of Lake Superior open the entile
season of navigation provided the appropria
tion becomes available the fiist of July next.
The present appropriation becomes exhausted"
the 30th of June.
able sitting since the confederation. At
times during the debate the proceedings
were most disorderly, members singing,
dancing and making all sorts of discordant
noises. I was finally decided between the
premier and Sir John MacDonald that a vote
Lady Dufferin was on the floor of the House
a short time in the afternoon, and on leaving
the members rose and sang "God Save the
Queen" amid thunders of applause.
The Thirty-Fifth Race Between the Oxford
and Cambridge, Old England CrewsThe
First Named Easy Winners.
LONDON, April 13.The thirty-fifth race
between the Oxford and Cambridge crews
took place this morning on the river Thames
over the usual course from Putney to Mort
lake, four miles and two furlongs, and re
sulted in an easy victory for Oxford. Cam
bridge has been successful in 56 races and
the one last year was a dead heat.
The morning broke hazy and slightly
overcast, but calm and mild. By half-past 9
the sun was shining and the weather was
perfect for the race. The water was smooth
and the crowd of spectators was increasing
along the entire course, especially at the two
ends. Flitting crowds of all kinds gave to
the river an animated appearance. The
betting at Putney before the start was four
to one on Oxford, which was freely made
but no takers, the result being considered
The time of race, weather and everything,
was favorable for a holiday turn out, so that
the motion of the crowd was everywhere very
great, and immense numbers of people
poured into Putney, Hammersmith, Mort
iake and other important points, by railway,
and all kinds of land and water convey
ance. I is the general opinion, however, that
the crowd was not so large as the one that
witnessed last year's contest, as the interest
was greatly diminished by the general con
viction that the Oxford crew would win
easily, which was borne out by the result, the
race being a very one-sided affair.
A slight wind arose just before
the start, but it was not sufficient to
impede or distress the boats. The swing of
both crews was excellent. Cambridge had
the Middlesex side of the river and Oxford
the Sussex side. About 9:45 there was a
movement at the boat houses and at 9:53
the Oxford crew got into their Swaddle and
Winship boat and paddled slowly down to the
acqueduct, where they turned and rowed a
few strokes sharply up to the starting boat
moored opposite the steamboat pier. At
9:58 the Cambridge crew embarked in their
Swaddle and Winship boat, in which
they won in 1875. They rowed
in an easy way down to the
Duke's Head, where it became evident that
somethin was amiss with one of their
oars. They had to return to the boat house
to change it. This made a necessary delay
of some minutes, during which the Oxford
boat was at its post. After putting the mat
ter right, the Cambridge crew came back to
the starting place, and taking the Middlesex
station made ready for the race. Th um
pire's boat and Oxford and Cambridge
steamers were moored in excellent postions
just abreast of the starting boat. Th press
boat was kept astern, and was ordered to
make fast to the acqueduct, and in the rear
of the other three, as was the Victoria saloon
steamer, on which was the Prince of Wales.
At 10:12 all was in readiness
FOB THE STABT.
At 10:14 Edward Searle gave the signal,
and a capital stait was effected- Cambridge
was the first off, rowing a faster stroke than
their opponents. Th Cantabs led at Sim
mon's yard, two furloughs from the starting
point, by about one-third of a boat's length.
This advantage they continued to increase
somewhat in the first reach, and off Bishop's
creek, one furlong from Simmon's yard,
were nearly half a length in front of the
dark lilies. Along the concrete wall, between
Bishop's creek and Craven cottage, the
Cambridge crew slightly added to their ad
vantage, and just below the site of the old
half-mile post, led by something like two
thirds of a length as well as could be judged
from the press boat, which was a long way
astern. This state of affairs was to some
extent contributed by the Oxford's coxswain
suddenly fetching his boat out wide, by
which he lost a little ground. At the lower
end of the garden of Craven Cottage, where
the Cambridge was rowing thirty-eight
strokes to the minute, Oxford began to
COME UP PAST,
and as they rounded the point were gaining
upon the leaders hand over hand. At Gross'
wharf they had got upon even terms with
Cambridge and the two crews rowed oar and
oar past Rosebank villa. Off the Crabtree,
one mile and two furlongs from Putney, the
Oxford boat began to go to the front, and
having done so quickly drew ahead, the Cam
bridge crew becoming unsteady and irregu
lar as they were headed. Off the soap
works, two furlongs from Crabtree, Oxford
had drawn clear and rowing right away from
their opponents, led through Hammersmith
bridge, one mile and six furlongs from the
starting point, by about two lenghts in eight
minutes and eight seconds. From this point
the race requires no description as, settling
down well together, as all crews do when
BOWING A WINNING BAOE,
with their adversaries, astern, in full view,
the Oxford crew continued to increase their
lead, being half a dozen lengths ahead off
Cheswich church, seven furlongs from Ham
mersmith bridge, and perhaps ten lengths at
Barnes' bridge, seven furlongs further on,
which was reached in 18 minutes and 14
seconds, the foul wind in Corney and Horse
reaches having aided them much, as it
prejudiced Cambridge. No further change
occurred, and Oxford continuing a long way
in front to the end, won easily by about 35
seconds in time, or by many lengths, in 23
minutes and 12 seconds. Chitty was um
pire, and Mr. E Fairnie, an old Cam
baidge oar, judge.
A Odd Fellow on Hi Travels.
SAN FBANCISCO, April 13.The steamship
Sealandria, which sails for Australia next
Monday, takes John Harmon, Deputy
Grand Sire of the United States Grand Lodge
of Odd Fellows, to the British colonies,
where he goes in the interest of Odd Fel
The road to the Yosemite valley will be
open Monday next via the Merced route.
There is now no snow in the valley.
TBTB BOSS BBVTE DEVELOPED
Hammer Handles, Boot Heels, Cords, Cold
Rooms, Etc., Used as CorrectionsA
Righteous Judge Sends Him for Six
Months on Each CountOther Criminal
AN INHUMAN FATHER.
WASHINGTON, March 13.J. R. Meioh
lin, clerk in the war department, has been
under trial for a week past, charged with ex
cessive cruelty to three of his daughters. Th
judge of the police court said in passing sen
tence to-day: "While, as we have seen, the
offences committed were not enormous but
trivial, the instruments of punishment em
ployed were a clenched fist, a chisel, a ham
mer handle, screw driver, chair rocker, con
finement in the room in December without
fire, tied with a cord to a box and kicks from
defendants feet in the face and on the head.
With all the explanations of defend
ant fully considered and weighed,
I am utterly unable to re
concile the use of these in
struments of torture with the
possession and exercise of proper mo
tives of inflicting parential punishment.
The violence, unnatural and unreasonale
severity manifested, the disproportion of the
punishment to the offence, the insensibility,
coarsness and brutality which charcterized
all these painful scenes, all bespeak a heart
regardless of social duty, and exhibiting all
the ordinary symptoms of a wicked, deprav
ed malignant spirit. From a careful con
sideration of the evidence I find the defend
ant guilty of the several assaults and batteries
charged in the information.
Regarding the first assault, made in October,
1877, the lightest, he is sentenced to pay a
fine of $20 and in default, thirty days im
prisonment in the United States jail. As the
evidence discloses a system of persistent
cruelty on the part of the father utterly in
consistent with the true character he should
sustain to his children, he is sentenced to six
months imprisonment in the United States
jail in the District of Columbia on each of
the remaining informations as they may ap-
FALL RIVE S, Mass., April 13.Sangier
Chace, the defaulting treasurer of the Union
mills was arrested at his residence this even
ing, and lodged in the police station, upon
two complaints, each charging embezzlement
of $100,000. The prisoner was perfectly
cool, and said he expected it. The family
and friends made every effort to have him
bailed, offering bonds of $25,000 to have
him remain at home under guard but were
refused. Chace will be arraigned Monday.
AN EX-PBIEST SENTENCED TO HANG.
PHILADELPHIA, April 13.Judge Mitchell
to-day overruled a motion for a new trial in
the case" of Blasius Pistorius ex-Priest, con
victed of the murder of Isaac Jacquette in
Montgomery county in 1876, and sentenced
Pistorius to be hanged. Upon the announce
ment of the decision Pistorius arose ex
citedly and accused his lawyers of not having
acted in good faith, and said that if the
judge did not grant him a new trial, he
would be a murderer of justice. Counsel for
Pistorius gave notice that the case would be
carried to the supreme court.
FAEO DID IT.
BOSTON, April 13.Edmund Masurett,
cashier of the Tremont House, has shot him
self fatally. had lost funds of the house
at faro and sought to compromise with the
proprietors of the hotel, who declined it and
sent for an officer.
CHACE THE DEFAULTEB.
FALL BJVEB, Mass., April 13.S. A.
Chace, the defaulting treasurer of the Union
mills, has resigned and Thomas E Brayton,
of the firm of Thomas E. Brayton & Co.,
cotton buyers, has been chosen to the office.
ABBEST OF ANOTHEB MOLLIE.
OSCEOLA MILLS, Pa., April 12.John Ac
ton, a Mollie Maguire, has been arrested
charged with being implicated with Mo
Manus and O'Neill, murderers of Fred K.
Heaser at Shamkmssin 1874.
N EW YOBK, April 13.John Shallington,
colored, was hanged at Snow Hill, North
Carolina, yesterday, for the murder of his
step-daughter in the fall of 1877.
[Le Sueur Sentinel.J
By Tuesday evening's mail we received a
communication which would very nearly fill
two columns of the Sentinel, written by a
medical gentleman in the county, in defense
of the management of the hospital for the
insane at St. Peter, and criticising editorial
articles on the subject in this paper and the
St. Paul daily GLOBE, including a review of
the testimony before the investigating com
mittee, which we are compelled to reject for
want of space as well as for its too personal
language. We have great respect for the
author, but we must be permitted to say that
we think others besides physicians are fully
as competent to judge of what is unneces
sarily harsh and brutal treatment of insane
patients as they.
[St. Peter TribuneInsane Asylum Organ.]
The GLOBE knows better than to make
the statements it does, but its platform is to
"raise hell and sell the papers," and a fair
and square report of the investigation
wasn't what it wanted at alL And then to
quote back the opinions of the press based
on its misrepresentations, is cool, to say the
least. The managers of the hospital can
better afford to encounter the hostility of
the GLOVE than the GLOBE can afford to be
so infernally cussed as it is.
A Missing Man.
[Oil City Derrick.]
Yesterday a strange man came into our
new office, and spat on the floor. Nine faith
ful pickets, stationed at port holes, fired in
to him simultaneously from nine points of
the compass, and before he had time to fall,
four reporters whirled around in their chairs
and emptied seven barrels apiece into him.
We touched a secret spring in the wall the
sky light slid open a pair of immense iron
hands came down, seized the red remains, flew
with them to the roof, and hurled them forty
miles into the nejft county.