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SO IMPROVEMENT IN THE SITUA-
TION IN EUROPE.
The Negotiations for a Congress Still Go
i ns OnAustrfcins Making a Private
BargainA Sohcuae of "Compensations"
The Moslems Bipo for General Insur-
rectionIndian Troops En Route to
MaltaAdvance of Grain at Liverpool
Many Conflicting: Reports.
LONDON, April 26.The Times, referring
to the election for member of parliament at
Tammouth Wednesday last, -when the liberal
candidate was chosen by 499 majority over
his conservative competitor, says: "Th
remarkable verdict against the conservative
candidate cannot be explained away." The
2 lines adds The trath is, there is some
growing impatience of the objections which,
rightly or wrongly, the British government
are supposed to be raising to a congress.
The distinction between the two formulas,
the one to which England objected, suggest
ing that the powers should meet to consider
the changes to bo introduced in the treaties
of 185G and 1871, in consequence of recent
ove'nts, and the other, which it is thought
will bo move acceptable, that the powers
meet to consider the treaties of 1876 and in
relation to the treaties of San Stefano, seems
to be too shadowy to be grasped by un
ENGLISH DISGUST WITH AUSTRIA.
LONDON, April 26.The newspapers this
morning take a discouraging view of the
course of the political negotiations. They
claim to see in Austria's changing attitude a
desire to wait in hopeful silence to see what
she may profit in the calamities and weak
nesses of the contestants. The Daily Heirs
says it is time to give up an illusion respect
ing Austria's affected interference in the
prcsont strife. Her government has long
ago made military preparations on the bor
ders of Bosnia and Herzegovina in anticipa
tion of war between England and llussia,
and will watch its developments. Yet it can
congratulate itself on having done so with
out fighting. It will be glad if we help its
designs, but will owe us no thanks.
A Vienna correspondent says, in confir
mation of the foregoing utterances, that
notwithstanding the various denials it is
maintained that 'Austro-Eussian negotia
tions ai St. Petersburg are proceeding favor
ably and that the chief objections of Austria
against the pea\-e of San Stefano have met
with due consideration.
A GLEAM 03 HOPE FBOM EUSSIAf
ST. pETiiitsnuuG, April 26.The Journal
of St. Petersburg says: "We hope the in
telligence published by some Loudon news
papers respecting the state of negotiations
relates to a phase now past. At present it
is improbable that England will renew her
opposition in the matter of phraseology. If
reconcilaiion is sincerely desired, let cabinets
aim at what is calculated to draw them clos
er together, and not bring forward irritating
propositions. There is now no doubt that
llussia accepts the broadest possible basis
for the programme of the congress. That
she does not dream of declining any kind of
discussion is proved by Prince GortschakofTs
clrcnJar. Should the congress meet it will
be able to deal with all questions created by
Eyarts in the East. It now appears that
Lord Salisbury recognizes the opportunities
of exchange of views previous to the meet
ing of the congress, regarding the possi
bility of an understanding being reached,
and the St. Petersburg cabinet shares in
DON'T WANT TO BE A OAT'S PAW.
LONDON, April 26.Leading editorials in
the Ttittes,-referring to the statement in a
dispatch from its St. Petersburg correspond
ent, that Austria is said to be advancing
towards a eolution on the basis of other
powers taking suitable compensation for the
increased influence of llussia, says: "The
solution of taking suitable compensation
means, of course, that Turkey should be
farther despoiled to satisfy the territorial
needs of its neighbor. Thus the battle that
may to-morrow be fought over one crippled
power, may tho day after be fought over
three. England may fight in what it feels is a
just cause, yet, after spending more than we
can spare of our treasure and blood, we may
find ourselves filling a ditch over which
others** walk in quietly to one com
mon goal of their aspirations. Europe
of course, now smiles upon us, cheers us on,
and prepares in our eyes the laurel
wreath wiiiob is to reward our first victory.
It would bo more to the purpose if we were
not left alone to vindicate and fight the bat
tles of Europe."
A special from Berlin throws some light
on the English objections to the German
form of invitation to the congress. The
dispatch says the proposed form, the British
government say, expresses in assumption
that the treaties of 1856 and 1871 ate al
ready modified by the results of the war.
England insists, on the contrary, that the
necessity of superseding or amending those
treaties is not to be assumed in advance, in
a way which might prejudice negotiations.
A St. Petersburg correspondent telegraphs
that it is evident the present unsatisfactory
state of things between Russia and England
is due more to feelings of mistrust and jeal
ousy than to any other cause. Unfortunately
negotiations do not advance quickly.
A despatch from Constantinople says the
Russian authorities have decided to abandon
tho intuition of sending a number of officers
and men to attend worship in Greek churches
in Constantinople on Sunday next.
THE KOTJMELIAN IKSUBBECTION.
Vassa t,nd Vefik pashas, will leave here to
morrow for the scene of insurrtction in the
Hhodopli mountains, in tho capacity of
Turkish commissioners. The insurgents are
well officered and provided with an abund
ance of ammunition. They occupy impreg
nable positions. A deputation of Mussulmen
inhabitants of Boumelia, waited upon Mr.
Layard, British ambassador, to-day, and
begged him to telegraph his government to
urge European intervention to put an end to
the atrocities committed by Bulgarians.
It is denied that Grand Duke Nicholas
will leave San Stefano.
LTVEBHOOL GRAIN MAHKET.
LIVERPOOL, April 26.A leading grain cir
cular says: Though country deliveries of
wheat are somewhat larger, the imports into
the kingdom during the past two weeks are
considerably smaller than we frequently bad
lately. All markets this week were firm on
Spot, and in neighboring districts the de
mand improved at the extreme quotations of,
Tuesday. At this market to-day millers were
readily paying an advance of one penny on
white and two pence per cental'onred wheat.
Pluur is in improved request at extreme
prices. New corn is held for three pence to
Bix pence per quarter advance. Fair Bales
were made at the former improvement.
INDIAN TB0OPS E1IBADKZKQ.
BO_OBAT, Apiil 26.Troops are arriving
here daily for embarkation. The first do-
tachment will leave for Malta on April 29,
and the second on May 1. They will riot
stop at Aden. Fifteen. ships arid twelve
steamers have been engaged for the convey
ance of the expedition, which will be con
voyed by a man of -war. Great enthusiasm
is manifested throughout India and troops
are volunteering for service.
AN AGBEBMENT OF VTJEWS.
ST. PETEDSBTJBG, April 26.The Agence
Russe confirms the report that England and
Russia have agreed that a direct exchange of
views should precede the congress. Austria,
Germany and Italy also favored this course,
and have invited England to state her views.
THE BRITISH BESEBVES.
LONDON, April 26.The Duke of Cam
bridge, commander-in-chief, has issued a
general order, conveying to the army the ex
pression of the Queen's high appreciation of
the patriotic and soldierlike spirit displayed
by the reserves by the very satisfactory man
ner in which they have responded to the call
for mobilization. There are only twenty-five
absentees from the army reserve who belong
to the metropolis and of these some are in
FEAB OF BUSSIAN CBTJISEB3.
LONDON, April 26.A scare caused by Rus
sian declarations of privateering is reported
as having a depressing influence on the Brit
ish shipping interest on the continent. The
Standard says at Antwerp, Rotterdam, Ham
burg and Bremen, merchants in cases where
voyages of any length are anticipated, are
refusing to consign their goods on ships fly
ing the British flag. The critical state of
the relations between England and Russia
has caused the Liverpool spiling ship mutual
indemnity association to enter into prelimi
nary arrangements for the establishment of
a special association to provide funds for
the payment of losses incurred by its mem
bers through the capture or destruction of
their vessels by acts of war.
THE PBOPOSED DIVVY,
A St. Petersburg correspondent says it is
not yet known whether lb British govern
ment will accept the new formula, namely:
that congress shall consider the treaties
of 1856 and 1871, in relation to
the treaty of San Stefano. The British cab
inet does not insist on any particular form
of words, but merely demands that Russia
should in some way recognize the supremacy
of Europe relative to the Eastern question.
The truth is that the discussion about the
formula covers more important matters. One
issue out of the present complications con
sists in undoing much of Russia's
work and giving to the rest
a European instead of a spcifically Russian
character. Another consists in what is
called the principle of equivalents or com
pensation to the powers forBussia'sacquisi
tions. The latter solution is the one Russia
desires, while Great Britain seems resolved
to insist upon the former.
Prince Gortschakoff is decidedly better.
ASSERTIONS AND DENIALS.
LONDON, April 27.A Berlin correspond
ent says the negotiations for military with-,
drawal having produced no result, the
scheme for a congress has again been taken
up. There is, however, no chance of a pre
liminary conference. A Vienna correspond
ent says the idea has been mooted of settling
the difficulties in regard to mutual
withdrawal from Constantinople by arbitra
tion or by international commission on the
spot. It seems, however, to have been
dropped, as the impracticable Turkish
army, according to trustworthy accounts, is
being rapidly organized, and is becoming
more and more the main factor to be reck
oned with, in the withdrawal question, as
the Turkish ministry will probably decline
to pledge itself to permit the return of the
English and Russians, if thev once withdraw.
It seems as if the only resource would be for
the two powers to make nrrangem*nts with
the Sultan, and take the chance ot his car
rying it out. The Porte continues obdurate
concerning the evacuation of Shumla and
A Paris correspondent, in direct contra
diction with all more trustworthy reports,
asserts that negotiations have been suspend
ed in consequence of Russia's refusing
propositions made by Prince Bismarck.
WHAT POPE LEO DEMANDS.
LONDON, April 26.The passage in the
pope's encyclical issue, which was announced
yesterday, regarding the civil power of the
church, is as follows: "The hopes of Italy and
the world rest on the beneficent influence cf
the holy see, and an intimate union of all
the faithful with the Roman pontiff. It
therefore stands to reason that we should
with all diligence do all in our power to pre
serve intact the dignity of the Roman cathe
dral in order before all kings to guard the
rights and liberty of the iaoly see. We shall
never cease to insist that our authority be
respected, that our ministry and our power
be left fully free and independent, and that
the position be restored to us in which divine
wisdom long* ago placed us.' It is
no vain desire of dominion which moves
us to demand the re-e3tablishment jjof
our civil power. We demand it because our
duties and our solemn oaths exact it, and be--
cauee it is not only necessary to conserve
fully the liberty of the spiritul power, but
also because it is evident that when it is a
question of the temporal dominion of the
apostolic see it involves the well being and
safety of the whole human family." The
Pope distinctly endorses the policy and acts
of his predecessor, condems civil marriages,
and deplores the rejection of the authority
of the Church, proclaiming that to- be the
cause of all existing evils, but in language
of calmness and dignity devoid throughout of
any lone of. offense or violence. The en
cyclical contains no attack whatever upon
the civil government of Italy, nor any
mention, direct or indirect, of the house of
ALMOST A WAR.
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 26.The extreme
Mussulman party has asked the Sheref of
Mecca and the Muftis of Tunis and Morrocq,
whether Turkey should join England in the
event of an Anglo-Rus3ian war. The Muftis
replied in the affirmative, and" the Sheref
promised to submit the question to the coun
cil, in the event of an outbreak of hostilities.
ifcTbe Mussulmen insurgents are approaching
Phillipopolis, and driving Bulgarians before
them. The spread of the insurrection causes
muchdisquitude even in Adrianople. Some
soldiers have been assinated there,
pit is reported from Chatham that a powerful
iron clad squadron will be immediately pre
pared to be in readiness for operations in the
THE COTTON STRIKERS.
LONDON, April 26.A telegram from
Blackburn says the breach between the cot
ton masters and operatives is widening.:
The county police were to-day called to
Great Harwood to protect a manufacturer
confined in his house by an immense crowd,
from which violence was feared. -1
?:-V'-,- 'EFFECTS OF THE STRIKE.
LoNrioN, April 27.A numerously attended
metting of private cotton spinners and the di
rectors of spinning companies, at Oldham yes
terday, resolyed to reduce the wages of spin
ners 5 per cent. At Blackburn 6,UU0 looms
are working out of a total 52,000. Pauperism
is becoming manifest among the poorer classes
of operatives, such as weavers, who are without
fctrike funds. v.
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CBMES AND CASUALTIES.
Five Persons "Wounded, Two Fatally, by a
Railway Officer'* NeglectExtensive Fire
in River Fall*. Wl*.~Mysterious Marder
in BrooklynOther Criminal Matters.
THE CHACE DEFALCATION.
FALL BIVEB, Mass., April 26.Meetings of
the directors of both the Border City and
Sagamore mills were held at their respective
offices to-day. It was expected that state
ments would be laid before the directors by
the experts who have had the books under
examination. Those of the Border City
mills found such a condition of affairs as to
render a statement impossible, and farther
assistance will be given the experts, and the
books will be exa nined from the organiza
tion to the present time. The Sagamore
mills' books, which are in much better con
dition, have had careful examination by ex
perts. The direetotfudo, .not deem it advis
able to make the report public. The books
show a deficiency in cash, and irregular
paper continues to come in.
FATAL RAILWAY SMASH-UP.
RICHMOND, Va., April 26.An accident
happened this morning to last night's mail
train on the Richmond & Danville railroad,
near Clover, 96 miles from Richmond, and
resulted in five persons being injured as fol
lows: B. F. Gravely, Patrick county, Va.,
fataJly C. E. Parker, of New York, serious
ly: Z. Intmeyer, of Patrick county, Va.,
seriously F. M. Ironmonger, Baltimore,
agent of the Piedmont air line, fatally Mrs.
Heyser, of Macon, Ga., slightly. The acci
dent is attributed entirely to neglect. The
train stopped on the main track to coal and
the train officers failed to signal a freight
train coming in the same direction. The re
sult was that the rear end of the sleeper on
the mail train was telescoped by the engine
of the freight traix, badly smashing the
sleeper and freight engine, and injuring the
persons named. Other cars of both trains
EXPENSIVE FIRE IN HIVES FALLS.
RIVER FALLS, Wis., April 26.Another
disastrous fire visited River Falls about 2:30
this morning. Thirteen business places
were burned, and six families rendered
homeless. The fire was first discovered be
tween Curtis' harness shop and Cameron's
bakery. The loss on buildings is about
$25,000, partially insured. The loss on
goods is not estimated, they being mostly
saved. A young man sleeping in Curtis'
harness shop was not aroused till his bed
was in flames. Not a business place is left
in Central block. It is a clean Bweep.
A COLORADO EMBEZZLEMENT.
CHICAGO, April 26.Harry Mclntyre, the
Lake City, Colorado, banker,who was brought
here by Chas. Toll, of New York, on a
charge of embezzling funds at Lake City,
and under a warrant from the governor of
New York, succeeded to-day in getting his
liberty by writ of habeas corpus, but was
immediately rearrested by the United States
commissioner on a charge of violating. the
banking law. Toll was also arrested at the
instance of Mclntyre for kidnapping. Mc
lntyre is held in .$10,000 bonds to await the
arrival from Colorado of documents bearing
on the case. Ue has not yet been able to
furnish bail. Toll gave bail in $2,000 to-day.
EXECUTION IN SAN FBANCISOO.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 26.John Rank was
hanged at 2 p. at. for the murder of police
man Coots one year ago to-day, The pris
oner was quiet and calm. When the drop
fell the nose slipped under the chin and
death ensued from strangulation. For sev
eral minutes his convulsive struggles and
gasps were painful to witness.
FRAUDULENT BOND ISSUE.
NEWBURTBORT, Mass., April 26.Fraudu-
lent bonds of the Newburyport horse rail
road to the amount of $5,000 have come to
light and more are anticipated. The direc
tors are investigating. They were issued
under the former treasurer, Benney.
N EW BRUNSWICK, N. J.. April 26.Frank
Stewart, who fired four shots, all of which
took effect, at his friend Tide Ashmore, in
December last, at New Brunswick, plead
guilty of atrocious assault, and this morning
was sentenced to four years in the State
prison. Ashmore recovered.
FACTION MURDER IN MONTREAL.
MONTREAL, April 26.Ja- es Harney was
shot in a party affray last night. He is still
alive, but cannot recover. His ante-mortem
deposition has been taken. recognized
James Russell as the person who fired the
shot. Much excitement exists over the af
fair, and large crowds surround the court
house, where Russell is confined.
SUICIDE AT NIAGARA FALLS.
NIAGARA FALLS, April 26.A man aged
about 50 leaped from the new suspension
bridge this morning into the river. An
envelope in the pocket of his coat is address
ed, Edward M. Groat, Waterford, Racine,
DISCOVERY OF A BROOKLYN MURDER,
N EW YORK, April 26.While dredging the
Erie basin to day, a body supposed to be
that of Bernard Feron, of Brooklyn, was
fished up. Examination showed that the
body was bound and gagged, the skull
crushed, and a weight of 150 lbs of iron was
attached to keep the body on the bottom, of
SOTCIDB IN ST. LOUIS.
S T. LOUIS, April 26.John A. Kag, an ar
chitect who has occupied a high professional
position here, was found dead in his room in
the building on the corner of Fifth and Pine
streets, this morning, with a pistol shot
wound in his head. It is supposed to be a
case of suicide. His wife and family are in
Charleston, S. C.
AN ACROBAT'S FATE.
BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 26.A tight-rope
performer while walking backward over a
rope at Chausugua this morning, missed his
footing and fell fifty feet to the ground.
Colliers' Strike in Missouri.
S T. LOTOS,'April 26.Advices from Bell
ville, some 12 miles east of here, say all the
coal miners in that region have struck for
higher wages. It is not unlikely that all the
miners in St. Clair county, and possibly in
the adjoining counties from which St. Louis
draws much the largest part of her coal, will
join the strikers.
The Troubled Texan Border.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 26.Another
Indian raid is reported on the Northwest
frontier. Baiders were seen to-day near Es
candada, between forts Coneha and Stock
len, where the mail rider was killed last
week. These Indians are from Fort Stan
ton reservation. The Indians who captured
horses, and murdered 15 persons last week
near Larido, have made good their escape.'
HAMBUBO, April 26.Bismarck is inn
danger from his malady, but his return to
Berlin will be deferred.
ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNING, APKIL 27, 1878.
Hayes Afraid to Talk About It, but Devens
Affects to Disbelieve It.
N EW YORK, April 26.A special from
Philadelphia says that a number of ktteiapts
have been made to induce Mr. Hayes and
the members of his cabinet who are here
with him to express some opinion upon the
confession of McLin, regarding the Florida
returning board, bat, notwithstanding most
strenuous efforts, no information could be
gained from any member of the party. This
morning, however, Attorney General Devens,
while in conversation with a gentleman, ex
pressed his opinion somewhat fully in regard
to the matter. He stated, in substance, that
be and other members of the cabinet placed
no credit on the alleged confessions. Affi
davits could be obtained in that part
of the country to suit almost
any purpose. regarded the whole thing
as emanating from disappointed politicians
and disaffected Republicans for thepurpose
of fermenting discord in the ranks of the
Republican party. Apart from the illegality
of attempting to reverse the decision of the
electoral commission, Gen. Devens thought
that to re-open the question at present when
the country is upon the eve of financial pros
perity and the resumption of specie pay
ment, would nothing iess than a crime,
and should be denounced by all prudent men
irrespective of party.
WASHINGTON, April 26.Representative
Bisbee said tn-day that he gave McLin's
statement to Representative Thornby to do
with as he pleased, and was willing it should
Heavy and Numerous Failures In Chicago
CHICAGO, April 26.A large number of
petitions in bankruptcy were filed to-day,
mostly small in amount. Among tho more
important are the following:
CHICAGO, April 26.A Tribune, Spring
field, 111., pptcial, saj s: Rev. A. C. Vande
water, of Pana, to-day, filed a' voluntary
petition in bankruptcy. Liabilities over a
quarter of a million assets nothing. Failure
owing to losses on Kansas railway contracts.
Beldon F. Culver, real estate dealer. Se
cured debts $63,000, unsecured $126,000
assets about $18,000.
Samuel J. Walker, real estate dealer and
crpitalist. Preferred debts, $370,000, due
for taxes on real estate secured debts
$1,200,000 bills discounted $696,000. The
assets consist of lands which Mr. Walker
estimates at $2,600,000, also unliquidated
claims $1,270,000, of which $850,000 is due
from J. E. Young, $40,000 from
J. A Ellis, $160,000 from the
Chicago, Danville & Vincennes
railroad company $83,000 from J. D. Ken
ney, Cincinnati, and $00,000 from Edward
Douglas S.Taylor, a well known real estate
man secured debts, $226,000 unsecured
$34,000 accommodation paper, $11,000 no
N EW YORK, April 26.S. E. Thompson &
Co., tobacco commission merchants, have
gone into voluntary bankruptcy. Liabilities
$160,000 assets $22,000.
Cleveland, O., April 26.Perry Prentiss,
lawyer, has gone into bankruptcy Uabilities
$144,000 assets $6,000.
Memorial Day in Hie South.
MAOON, Ga., April 26.Memorial day was
celebrated with great ceremony. The Con
federate monument comer stone was laid
by the Grand Masonic lodge of Georgia. An
eloquent letter of Jefferson Davis was read,
and an oration delivered by Gov. Colquitt.
The largest crowd ever known on Memorial
day was present.
MACON, Ga., April 26.In his letter to the
Memorial association of Macon, in response
to an invitation to deliver an address, Jeffer
son Davis says:
Let not any of the survivors impugn their
faith by offering the penitential plea that they
believed they were right. Let posterity learn
by this monument that you commemorate men
who died in a detensive war that they-did not,
as has been idly stated, submit to the arbitra
ment of arms the questions at issue, questions
involving national rights inherited and held in
trust for posterity but that they strove for the
State sovereignity which their fathers left them,
and which it was their duty, it possible, to transi
tu to their children. Let this monument
show that heroism derives its lnstre from the
justice of the cause in which it is displayed, and
let it mark the difference between a war waged
for the robber-like purpose of conquest and one
to repel invasion, to defend a people's liberties.
Such was the war in which our heroes fell, and
theirs is the crown which sparkles with gems of
patriotism and righteousness with a glory un
dimmed by any motive of aggrandizement or
intent to inflict ruin on others. We present
them to posterity as examples to be followed,
and wait securely for the verdict of mankind,
when knowledge shall have dispelled misrepre
sentation and delusion. It is- not un
reasonable to hope that mature reflection and
closer study of
political history of the
Union may yet restore the rights prostrated by
passions developed in our long and bloody war.
If, however, it should be otherwise, then from
our heroes' graves shall come in mournful
tones the answer tit and if our children must
obey, they must but thinking on our day, it
will less debase them to submit. Yours faith
fully, JEFFERSON DAVIS.
Gov. Colquitt's address was liberal, sound,
patriotic and eloquent.
ATLANTA. Ga., April 26.Memorial day
was generally observed here. The stores
were all closed, and citizens and soldiers re
paired to the cemetery, where the graves
were decorated and an oration delivered.
Savings ISauk I faculties.
N EW YORK, April 26.The run was con
tinued this morning on the Dry Dock Sav
ings bank, and at the hour of opening the
bank more than 300 excited persons, mostly
women, asked for their money. They were
ranged in long lines the entire length of the
building. Every person having a deposit of
less than one hundred dollars was paid at
once, while deposits exceeding that amount
were required to give 60 days notice. The
run is attributed to the feeling of insecurity
caused by the collapse of the Teutonia and
Six-penny saving banks.
PBOVIDSNCE, I., April 26.The" Mechan
ics' Savings bank, the second largest in the
city, has commenced to enforce the charter
provision requiring notice of withdrawals of
deposits. A statement of the trustees shows
a surplus of between $300,000 to $400,000
over all liabilities.
NEWARK, N. J., April 26.The Chancellor
to-day enjoined the. Bah way Savings bank
from demands of depositors, and appointed
Silas Whitehead to examine the condition of
the institution. The last report showed
$523,753 assets, $496,236 liabilities.. Over
,000 have been paid out since Jan. 1st.
.ii Death of Mr. KTarts* Son.
WASHINGTON, April 2oWWiliiam Evarts,
son of the secretary of state, died this morn
ing at the residence of his father, aged2 7.
His funeral will take place at Wiusor, Vt.,
Monday next. 'f^mM^ii
.'W Weather Indications. "5^
WASHINGTON, April 27.Indications for
the upper lakes .and NorthwestNorth to
west winds, cooler, cloudy, or partly cloudy
weather, falling, followed by rising barom
THE RATION'S CAPITAL.
Nothing Done In CongressWho Shall Look
After the Indians ?Favorable Beport on
the Subsidy for Steamers to Brazil.
House of Representations.
WASHINGTON April 26.Mr. HubbelL from
the committee on commerce, reported a bill
exempting from enrollment and admeasure
ment all vessels of that character engaged in
trade with contiguous foreign territory.
The House then went into committee of the
whole, Mr. Mills in the chair, on the postoffice
Mr. Banning offered an amendment dividing
the letter carriers into two classes, those who
have served over one year and those who have
hot served one year the former to receive
$700 a year and the latter $800.
The amendment was ruled out on a point of
Mr. Connor moved to increase the aggregate
amount appropriated for the pay of letter car
riers, provided the smor.nt received by any let
ter earner shall not exceed the amount which
he now receives. He didnot desire to increase
the pay of letter carriers, but wished the post
master-general to have money by which he
could furnish additional carriers to Chicago
and other cities. Amendment rejected.
The committee rose and reported the bill to
the House. The first amendment on which a
vote was taken was one increasing appropria
tions for special agents from $100,000 to
Agreed toyeas 102, nays 91.
The next vote was on the amendment pro
viding that the per diem pay of special agents
shall on.y be allowed when they are traveling
on business of the department.
The amendment providing that the compen
sation of postmasters of the fourth class shall
be based upon the number of stamps cancelled
instead of the number sold at their offices wan
agreed tct and after sevt ral other minor amend*
ments had been adopted the bill passed.
Mr. Phillips, rising to a question of personal
privilege, said that in the speech delivered a
few nights ago by the gentleman from Mis
sissippi referring to money, that gentle
man had stated that Northern members
had introduced bills appropriating Sl,969,000,-
000, and that he (Phillips) had introduced an
appropriation of $1,300,000,000. (Laughter).
That was a very respectable amount, but refer
ence to the bill would 'show that he asked for
an appropriation of 30,000. They could do
some remarkable things iu Mississippi, espec
ially in arithmetic in regard to election, liais
ing 30,000 to *1,300,000,000 was a remarkable
thing even for Mississippi. He presumed the
rest of the gentleman's figure* were equally
accurate. The appropriation asked for in bis
(Phillip's) bill was not even to be expended in
Mr. Finley wanted to know if it was a ques
tion of privilege for a member to make a com
parison between statements in speeches and
truth iu regard to facts. If it was ho would
take one-half of the speeches of the gentleman
on the other side and show they were not true.
Mr. Phillips said he had. been attacked,:for
bringing in a bill of that character, appropri
ating 1,300,000,000. That was personal.
WASHINGTON, April 26.The House commit
tee on education and labor has agreed to report
favorably a resolution authorizing a conference
between the United States, Great Britain and
China on the question of Chinese immigration.
A bill creating the Territory of Oklohama has
been agreed upon by the House committee.
The commissioner of internal revenue has
issued a circular which says the compensation
of a gauger shall in no case exceed five dollars
per day. The number of proof gallons gauged
during the month will be diviJed by the num
ber ol days employed, and per diem fees will
be allowed for the daily average amount
gauged, subject to the limitation of five dollars
The Senate committee on territories to-day
resumed the investigation of Indian territory
matters. The editor of the Fort Smith New
Era testified that he prepaied memorials pur
porting to he expressive of the opinion of col,
ored men living in Choctaw and Chickasaw as
in favor of the territorial government project,
on account of alleged bad treatment by the In
dians. On cross-examination he admitted that
the colored people had not themselves asked
for the preparation or presentation of the*e
memorials. Other testimony was given tend
ing to show that the best of feeling prevails
between the Indians and negroes.
The Senate committee on post offices and post
roads have decided to recommend tbe passage
of the bill to aid tbe establishment of a semi
monthly mail service between the United States
and Brazil, by means of two lines of steam
ships alternately departing from New York and
Gen. Gibson was before the House commit
tee qn military affairs to-day, and gave his
opinion, by request, as to tbe transfer of the
Indian bureau from the interior to the war de
part ment. He was in favor of 6uch transfer,
on the ground of economy, and because it
would better protect the Indians and make
them amenable to authority. He was clso in
favor of returning to the old rule making every
commander of a post ex officio an Indian agent.
He said au erroneous impression prevailed that
army officers sought to make war with Indians.
So far from this, there was no glory bnt a great
deal of danger and hard work in war, and army
officers preferred peace.
Reconstruction of the .Erie R. It. Co.
N EW YORK, April 26.Mr. MacFarland,
counsel for the Erie railway company, said
to-night that the court had affirmed the or
der of sale. At a meeting of the purchasing
committee to-day, representatives of the
bondholders, Beceiver Jewitt, and counsel
for the Erie railroad company, articles of in
corporation for the new company were agreed
upon. These will be filed at Albany shortly.
The name of the new company is to be the
New York, Lake Erie & Western railway
company. The opinion was expressed at
the meeting that Mr. Jewett was to be pres
ident of the n'sw company. Mr. MacFarland
also said that the list of directors of the new
company would contain names ot many di
rectors in the present company. J. D.
Ayers, secretary of the reconstruction com
mittee, stated this evening that $300,000 of
outstanding bonds were surrendered to-day
bj parties who approved the reconstruction
scheme and desired to take advantage of its
Items from Madison.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
MADISON, Wis., April 26.Roger C. Spooner,
of Madison, was to-day unanimously elected
clerk of the legislative revision committee, in
place of J. S. Curtis, who is incapacitated for
work by ill health.
James Allen and James Wilson, two burglars,
were found guilty in the circuit court to-day
for committing burglary in stores in Mazoms
nie. Stoughtou and Boscobel, and will be sen
tenced to the penitentiary to-morrow.
H. J. Taylor, of B&k Earth, and A. G. Sie
becker, of Sauk City^vere selected to-night at
an oratorical contest to represent the State uni
versity at the inter-collegiate contest at Apple
ton on Thursday.
The Anniversary of Odd Fellowship.
I TOLEDO, O., April 26.The fi9th. anni
versary of the foundation of Odd Fellowship,
was celebrated here to-day by numerous
Ohio and Michigan lodges. A street parade
followed by. appropriate exercises at tbe
Opera House this afternoon, and a banquet
and ball to night, are the principal features
of the occasion.
AVeitutle Georys Washington,
1 cannot tell a lie. I have none left
THX BLAIR BILL.
How the Senators and Members Stand on
Able and Influential.
[Sauk County, (Wis.) Courier.J
The St. Paul DAILY GLOBE fairly sparkles
with brilliant scintillations, racy editorials
and pithy news items. It is one of the rich
est, best arranged, and most entertaining
and enterprising newspapers in Minnesota,
and well deserves the honors that have been
bestowed upon it by the city council of St.
Paul and the county board of old Ramsey.
It is, beyond a peradventure, the ablest and
withal, tbe most influential Democratic daily
ever published at the capitol of tbe North
Star State, and although in its infacy has al
ready distinguished itself, achieved a glorious
record, and made a favorable impression up
on the people and Democracy of its State
that can never be obliterated. The GLOBE
is emphatically the champion of the people,
tbe fearless enemy of rings and monopolies,
and a faithful guardian of the flourishing
State of Minnesota, liong may she revolve
with the name of Harlan Hall at its mast
The New York Herald hat been interview
ing Senators and members of Congress rel
ative to the Blair bill for trying the Presi
dential title. The following was elicited
from Minnesota: i^_ \i
Senator McMillan, (Bap.) of Minnesota,
says: "I prefer not to express any opinion
about it just now.'*
Senator Windom, (Rep.) of Minnesota, ie
opposed and says: "The whole subject bears
the impress of a great political humbug.
There is not the slightest probability of its
coming before Congress in any shape. If it
can be forever obliterated by the publication
of individual opinions it should be done as
soon as possible, and the country will ap
plaud the sagacity that prompts the enter
Mark H. Dunnell, (Sep.) of Minnesota,^cation
opposed:"I am in favor oipeace and order
and good will forever Let silence, there
fore, be commanded."
Jacob H. Stewart, (Bep.) of Minn., opposv
ed:"iys such a monstrous ides that I can
hardly attempt to express myself. It is the
most unreasonable thing I have heard in my
Horace B. Strait, (Bep.) of Minnesota
opposed:"There is not the slightest possi
bility of the question being re-opened."
The following is the summary of the
standing of both Houses:
In Qn the
Opposed. Favor. Fence.
Democrats in both Bouses, 116 14
Republicans in both
Houses HO I
Total members and Sena
tors 256 15
The "Mulpi-uetiev Vaae."
[Minneapolis Tribune, 26th.]
It is due to the truth to say that the infer
ence drawn from the article in the Pioneer
Press this morning, that several of our best
and most honored physicians, and others
from St. Paul, operated upon a woman for
a tumor when the enlargement was caused
by natural causes only, is without prop
er foundation. The woman was and is
carrying a solid tumor weighing at least
forty pounds, measuring over four feet in
circumference, and she must necessarily die
a short time from this occasion alone.
The operation was begun with a view to its
removal, but on the discovery that the ad
herence of the tumor was solid, and that too
much cutting was necessary to remove it,
the operation was suspended by unanimous
consent of all present, the incision was closed
up, and the woman is doing well. Whether
or not she was otherwise in anabnormal con
dition has nothing to do with the case. We
venture tbe opinion that nothing was done
that should not have been done that no
steps were taken that ought not to have been
taken, and that the physicians engaged in
a laudable effort to prolong the life of
a sufferer who must necessarily
have died without help of
the kind, will be vindicated by any council
of disinterested physicians in the country
who are worthy of "their calling. If the pro
fessional gentlemen who witnessed the opei
ation referred to are all quacks, Minneapolis
must be confessed to be sadly off for medical
advisers. They are certainly acknowledged
to have no superiors in their calling in this
England's Cavalry Strength.
Wherein, then, does her strength lie? Per
haps I can but reply in the words of a witty
Frenchman. The English army was under
discussion, when the remark was made that
England could not carry out any great mili
tary enterprise, owing to the weakness of
"On the contrary," replied the French
man, "England's cavalry is the most pow
erful in the world, both in quantity and
"How so?" asked one of the astonished
listeners, "for every one knows her deficiency
in this branch of the service, and it is almost
impossible to get horses to mount the men
"Tbe squadrons I was alluding to are al
ready well mounted," said the Frenchman,
laying a sovereign on tbe table, "and here is
one of the troopers."
It will be remembered that the lately
coined sovereigns have, on one side, the fig
ure of St. George on horseback slaying the
May Blossom Wants a Husband.
[Alexandria (Minn.) Post.]
I am somewhere under twenty, five feet,
two inches tall, about as good looking as
the common Douglas Co. girls, and am a
school marm. I want a husband who is tall,
with broad, square shoulders, light hair and
blue eyes. I don't ask him to be rich, but
he must not be lazy. must know how to
milk cows, feed pigs, chop wood, take care
of poultry and own a fast team. He must
not be jealous if I dance more than twice
with one gentleman at an evening party.
Answer through tbe Post. No widower.
_. MAT BLOSSOM.
Generalship Required. r-3
The New York Tribune observes that the
6olid South is for Hendricks. It depends
entirely upon Indiana's Renerafenip.
Solid for Hendricks.
[New York Tribunt.l
The South is said to be consolidating in
favor of Hendricks for the Presidency.
'-vo, I8ioux City Journal, i i-^,*
The St. Paul GLOBE, a wicked Democratic
paper, will have it that Conkling's tongue
The Otica Observer tella of a young" lady of
such refinement that she always speaks of a
Spits aa a cuspidor dog.
THE "GOLD BATES."
I "Globe" Corrrmpondeut Reaffirms Bis
Statement of tho Murder*** Practise.
To the Editor of the Globe.
S T. PAXJX. April 25,1878.I read an ar
ticle iu the GLOB* to-day, and find out that
the insane asylum "organ" of this city
doubts the truth of my so-callei "ooonr.
mous" letter of the 10th. But I must as
sure the editor of that sheet that he Is reiy
much mistaken, I helped, upon three sepa
rate occasions, where mtients received cold
baths, and witnessed at least fifteen other
cases of the same kind and I helped in four
The blistering is a "cruelty" practiced at
the asylum, but I shall not attempt to de
scribe it I will merely say that one appli
lasts^for ninedays, and souietimee for
three weeks, and the patient, for the first
first three days, ia in suci agony that he
generally cries like a child.
But still, the blistering is not fatal, but the
"cold baths" sometimes are. I shall not
give any reason for not signing my name.
The editor knows it, and has liberty to give
it to the public if necessary, but not other
Every word in that "anonymous" letter,
and also in this one, are true, and the writer
would state the same as facts if under oath.
A SILVER WEDDING.
What Bcfel Worthy Presiding Elder
Yesterday was the silver wedding day of Rev.
Cyrus Brooks, the presiding elder of the Min-
apoIis(3i.E.) district. Mr. Brooks has lived in
St. Paul for twenty years and Dr.Murphy and his
estimable wife conoeived tho plan of giving
Mr. Brooks and his wife a pleasant surprise.
They accordingly informally notified a few
friends in St. Panl, Minneapolis and Bed Wing
and invited Mr. Brooks and his wife to meet a
party of ministers at their residence, on the
corner of Jackson and Tenth streets, yesterday
A goodly number assembled, bringing with
them 140 silver dollars, and silver water
pitchers, fruit dishes, &c, aggregating about
$200 in all. His Red Wing friends brought an
elegant chnir. At 4 P. M. Bev. D. Cobb, of
Minneapolis, made the presentation speech, to
which Mr. Brooks responded as welll as hia
deep emotion would permit.
Speeches weie also made by Rev. T. M. Go*-
ard, presiding elder of tho 8t. Paul district,
and Rev. C. Hobart. of Red Wing. There were
ten clergymen nrescnt besides Mr. Brooks, vix:
Rev. D. Cobb, Rev. C. H. Heard,
Rev. W. Martin and Rev. Hail,
Minneapolis: Rev. T. M. Gossard, Rev.
John Stafford. Rev. T. M. Gossard. Rev. H. J.
Christ and Rev. Tice, St. Paul, and Rev. C.
Hobart, Red Wing. The very pleasant gather
ing concluded with a supper furnished by the
ladies of the Jackson Street and tho First M.
Noticeable on the tables were a large fruit
cake presented by Krs. John Nicola, and a very
large ^ridescake fr Mr*. George Allen. Tho
whole affair was a complete surprise to Mr.
Brooks and his wife, bnt a very enjoyable
A Slander Kefutet?.
The Dispatch last evening published a
communication reflecting upon tbe conduct
of certain young army officers on a visit to
tbe city, accusing them of intoxication and
following certain ladies on the street. The
incident alluded to is grossly unjust and un
true, as no army officers, either resident or
visiting, have been in the least degree guilty
of the improprieties named. This state
ment is made upon the best of authority,
and its correctness is vouched for by those in
a position to know.
'Rah For the Huchetts.
[Dispatch Snob Report of the Cbsritv BftlL]
Mrs. Alexander Eamsoy occupies the rela*.
five position in St. Paul that the Duchess of
Sutherland does in London, and wherever
she comes, she brings an air of dignity,
stateliness and all the rich coloring of a
Another of Robeson's "Gifts."
Norman Wiard has been subpoenaed to
appear before the House committee on naval
alfairs again. The committee has discovered
a payment to him in the nature of a gift by
Robeson of over $50,000 for bis alleged ex
periments in Boston, harbor, which have
ALL AROUND THE GLOBE.
Hobart Pasha has arrived in Paris.
The Bussian General Heinman is dead.
Prof. Heinrich Leo, the German historian,
The Pope will not quit the Vatican during
Ex-Sultan Murad, who is fully restored to
health, is closely guarded.
Gen. Todleben has been appointed com
mander-in-chief of the Bussian forces south
of the Danube.
The Servian autborties have been ordered
to prevent the Bussians from recruiting in
the recently annexed territory.
George Grant, late of England, tbe found
er of Victoria colony in Kansas, died at his
residence in Victoria yesterday.
The Spanish .council of ministers have
approved the proposal for raising a Cuban
loan of five hundred million peztas.
Tbe newspapers state that England is
holding a Spanish torpedo-boat which she
refuses to restore despite several applica
The Bussian press has been forbidden to
report or comment upon political demonstra
tions, riots and local disturbances under pain
The Duke of Edinburgh has been trans
ferred to the command of tbe Black Prince,
one of the channel squadron now stationed
Mr. Hayes, yesterday made a tour of in
dustrial establishments in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Sherman, and other ladies,
visited the Girl's Normal school and other
i Chas. Lanier, of Window, Lanier & Co.,
and Thomas Messier, of Pittsburgh, were
elected trustees of the Indianapolis Madi
son railroad, to nil the vacancies caused by
the death of Peter McMasters and John
Three thousand miners met at Hadding
ton, Scotland, yesterday, and resolved to de
mand an advance of one shilling per day
from the masters of all Scottish collieries,
and if tbe demand be refused, to strike
work on May 2d.
The secretary of war and Gen. Sherman
spent the day, yesterday, at Fortress Mon
roe, watching the batteries engaged in tar
!get practice, in which nearly all arms were
,'u ed, from tbe talf-inch Gatling gun to the
.15 inch Budman. To-night there was a
fine display of fire works, after which the
company assembled in the hop-room, where
essays were read. Gen. Sherman made a
short address to the graduates, and presented
their diplomas. The secretary of war was
called on, and made a -very pleasant speech,
which closed the exercises tor tbe day.