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INTERESTING SESSIONS OF BOTH
The Senate Plainly Occupied in Considering
tho Bankrupt Repeal BUIAll Attempts
to liefer Voted Down, but Final Action
Not ReachedSpeaker Randall Adminis
ters a Slinging Rebuke to the Republi
cans for their Steady Opposition to Meas
ures of EconomyHouse Ways and Means
Committee Agree to Recommend a Sus
pension of the [sinking Fund ActBonds
Called InProposition for Taxing Chinese
Immigrants for Kducitlonal Purposes
Miscellaneous--Indian Troubles Antici
WASHINGTON, April 30.The President pro
tern laid before the Senate a number of bills
from the House, among them the Senate bill to
repeal the bankrupt law, with tho amendments
thereto agreed to by the House.
Senator Merriam moved to refer the bill and
amendments to the judiciary committee.
Senator Beck objected to the motion, and de
manded the yeaa and nays. He thought the
Houso amendments should be concurred in and
the bill be passed.
Senator Conkling favored reference, and said
in this body any committee could report at
any time therefore there would be no loss by
Senator Beck opposed a reference, upon the
ground that if any good was to grow out of the
Dassage of the bi'l, the sooner it be passed the
better. All sorts of fraudulent petitions were
being filed by persons to take advantage of this
bankrupt law before its repeal.
Pending discussion on the bill to repeal.the
bankrupt law, the morning hour expired, and
the bill was laid aside temporarily that the
morning business might be transacted.
Senator Morrill, of Kentucky, from the com
mittee on finance, reported adversely on the
concurrent resolution of Senator Beck, declar
ing it inexpedient to levy taxes at this time to
maintain the sinking fund, and the committee
was discharged from its further consideration.
In submitting the report Senator Morrill said
the law as it now stood provided for a sinking
fund, and it couldn't be repealed by a concur
Senator Kirkwood presented the credentials
of W. B. Allison, re-elected United States Sen
ator from tho Sbate of Iowa. Read and laid on
Senator Butler submitted an amendment to
tho bill to repeal tho specie resumption act,
now on the calendar of the Senate, so as to
repeal section 3,412, revised statutes, imposing
a tax ol!
ten pci* centum upon circulating
notes, private or State banks. Ordered printed.
Senator Booth, from Connecticut, on public
lands, reported, with amendment, Senate bill
for the relief of certain settlers on public lands
and to provide for the repayment of certain
fees and commissions paid on said entries of
public lands. Placed on the calendar.
Senator Cockrell, from the committee on
military affairs, reported, without amendment,
the House bill authorizing the President to ap
point James Shields, of Missouri, brigadier
general in the U. S. army, on tho retired list.
Placed on the calendar. In reporting the bill,
Senator Cockrell said it was a unanimous
report, and members of the committee reserved
the right to express their views, when the bill
should be considered in tho Senate.
Senator Sargent, trom the committee of con
ference on the naval appropriation bills, sub
mitted tho report, and suid the differences be
tween the two houses were very slight, and
they were compromised, to the entire satisfac
tion of the confeie?s on both sides. The con
ference report was unanimously agreed to.
The Seriate resumed cot sideration of the bill
to repeal the bankrupt law.
Senator Christianey said he proposed to sub
mit the following amendment: "Andall suits
and proceedings i tcident thereto, or growing
out of or dependent thereon, including all
rights of suits by and against the assignees,
under any or all of said acts," to come in just
before the House amendment providing that
the repeal of the law should not invalidate all
ponal actions or criminal proceedings arising
Senator Ingalls favored a well regulated
bankrupt law, and said if this measure of re
peal should be consummated we would have a
period of distress and commercial ruin. Should
this law be repealed and no substitute for it
loft the result would be every debtor would be
at the mercy of every creditor.
Senator Davis (111.) said that he thought it a
great mistake, as well as a great wrong, to re
peal this law. He spoke of the principle upon
which the bankrupt law was based, and said to
repeal this law without having in its stead
another would be to leave a great class of un
fortunate debtors at the mercy of their credit
ora. He believed the law could be simplified.
The judiciary committee could prepare a bill
which he believed would satisfy the Senate and
country, and ho was opposed to this haste in
repealing the law. He believed in a permanent
Senator lieok 6aid reference of this hill to
the judiciary committee meant that it would
not be heard from again during this session.
Ha was not opposed to a well regulated bank
rapt law, and the judiciary committee could
preparo a bill. He was opposed to patching up
Senator Allison submitted an amendment to
refer tho bill aud amendments to the judiciary
committee, with instructions to report such
amendments thereto as will relieve the existing
law of the defects which experience has dis
Senator Matthews favored reference of the
bill, and said there should be another effort to
perfect the law before wiping it from the stat
ute books. He thought the wisdom of Con
gress equal to the occasion, and had no doubt
a suitable bankrupt law could be passed.
Senator Hill thought the present bankrupt
law had heen of service, but it should be re
pealed now. In view of the large majority in
bit H3U5C3 of Congress for the repeal of tho
bankrupt law, he thought it idle to expect that
the law conld be amended.
Senator Hoar thought it an inopportune time
now, to repeal the law.
Senator Edmunds opposed repeal'.
Senator Thurman moved to amend the
amendment of Senator Allison, so as to instruct
the judiciary committee to report the bill, with
such amendments as they propose, on Thurs
day next. Senator Thurman said he believed
tho people of Ohio were almost
unanimous in favor of the repeal of
the bankrupt law. It was impossible for
the judiciary committee to prepare a bankrupt
law to please evrry one. Though the commit
tee had worked diligently two months to do so,
the people demanded this bankrupt law be
torn up root and branch, and in deference to
the wiBheR of the people ho favored repeal,
though ha hid no doubt he would live long
r*vmgh to hear a clamor for a new bankrupt
benator McCreery said in his opinion the fate
of the bill depended upon voting down all
these propositions to refer to the committee on
judiciary. It had the bill already six months
and could not perfect it, so it was just as well
for the Senate to act npon the matter to-day.
Senator Paddock, Neb., opposed all motions
to refer, and urged immediate disposal of the
Senator Howe said he though a good, sound
bankrupt law was a necessary thing for the
commercial interests of every nation, and he
was disposed to make one more effort to per
fect the law, and would refer the matter to the
Tho amendment of Senator Thnrmai to that
of Senator Allison was then rejected yeas, 19
After farther disoussion the amendment of
Senator Allison was rejeoted yeas, 18 nays,
Senator Ransom said he thought the motion
of Senator Thurman to instruct the committee
to report on Thursday next was not understood
when tho vote was taken. He therefore re
newed the motion, and after a brief discussion
it was rejected yeas, 27 nays, 27.
Senators Ingalls, Jones, of Florida and Pat
ters-ri who would have voted in the affirma-
tive, were paired with Senators McDonald, Kel
logg, Conover and Teller, who would have
voted in the negative.
The question then recurred on the motion of
Senator Merriam, when the bill was taken up
this morning simply to refer to the judiciary
committee, and it waa rejected. Yeaa 23,
Senator Edmunds then moved to refer the
bill and the House amendments to a special
committee of three Senators, of which the Sen
ator from Michigan (Christianey) should be
chairman, and said that he mentioned that
Senator as chairman that the friends of the
measure might have no fear of its being
After farther debate and before a vote was
reached on that motion, Senator Allison moved
to adjourn, and that the bill and amendments
be printed, and, he said, should the Senate ad
journ now. it would allow time to further con
sider the bill and it could be disposed of in
half an hour to-morrow.
The motion was agreed to, yeas 37, nays 17,
and the Senate adjourned.
House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, April 30.The bill for relief
of settlera on land claimed by the North &
South Alabama railroad company,
under consideration last night when
the House found itself without
a quorum, was presented by the speaker. After
a short discussion the bill wns referred to the
committee of the whole, and the House went
into committee of the whole on the legislative,
appropriation bill, Mr. Eden in the chair.
In course of along discussion, the action of
the committee on appropriations having been
critisized on the Republican side of the House,
Mr. Randall, the speaker, defended the course
of that committee, and condemned tho ten
dency of Republican members to herd together
in opposition to all measures of economy.
He was replied to by Mr. Garfield, who de
clared that such an imputation against the Re
publican side of the House was not to be
borne, and that trom 1872 to the present time
under Republican as well under Democratic
control of the House, the expenses of the gov
ernment had been on a descending "scale. The
Republicans believed in two things, the sup
port of the government, cost what it might,
and in all the economy that was pos
sible in connection with the honest,
fair and reasonable support of the government.
Mr. Randall took issue with Mr. Garfield's
statement, and repeated his first assertion that
the Republican side of the House had lent its
efforts as against general economy. He, Ran
dall, has chafed under it from time to time,
because he knew there were as good men on
the Republican side of the Houe as on the
Democratic side. It waa through no disrespect
that he appealed to the Republican side no
longer to continue in that direction, no longer
to resist economy.
Mr. Hale also replied to Mr. Randall, and
said the latter had never had as hard a task
as he had this session in trying to control the
Democratic side of the House, so as to pre
vent it bankrupting the treasury. He, Randall,
had had the making up of the committees. It
was not Republicans that had reported the
river and harbor bill, to which he, Randall, was
Mr. RandallYou voted for it.
Mr. HaleI certainly did, but I am speaking
from the gentleman's standpoint. He did not
believe in it. That biil could never have
stalked into the House if it had not been re
ported by the Democratic committee. So, too,
with the Mexican pension bill that would take
$7,000,000 a year out of the treasury. The
speaker, as an economist, will be glad to sec
that bill voted against by the Republican
members. The trouble with economy on the
other side is that it is cheese-paring the ex
penditure. The speaker's strength and influ
ence should be made on his fellows on the
Democratic side of the House.
The discussion was continued by Messrs.
Beebe, Foster, Hooker, McMabon, Eeefer and
Hewitt, of New York.
Mr. Conger made a sarcastic allusion to what
he called the speaker's zeal in behalf of econo
my, and said if the gentleman would attend
Democratic caucuses and use his power and
persuasive eloquence there, it would be more
appropriate than for him to step down from
his place and lecture Republican members of
the House. That gentleman's voice, when he
spoke as a politician, was potent in the land.
Tho overshadowing of the Presidential nomina
tion trave his voice power all over the land.
He whipped in his followers with that kind of
gratitude which had been defined as an ex
planation of favors.
In tho further progress of the discussion, Mr.
Calkins quoted from the remarks of Mr. Ran
dall on the bill to increase the members' sal
aries, and remarked, ironically, that he had no
doubt that gentleman's action on that occasion
had been prompted in the interest of economy.
Mr. Randall replied that the allusion had not
even the merit of originality. It had been
made over and over again, and he had but one
reply to it. He had advocated sincerely and
honestly the increase of members' salaries,
but when he went back to the people, the peo
ple condemned the measure, and he had. as a
faithful public servant, given up his own opin
ion in that respect and obeyed the instructions
of the people. That was what he wanted the
Republicans to do.
Mr. CalkinsIwas not impugning your mo
Mrv- RandallI did not suppose that you
were, but you were impugning my consistency,
and I was answering that charge. When my
conduct as a representative was condemned by
the people I yielded to their authority, and
submitted to their control, as I am always
ready to do.
Mr. CalkinsDid the gentleman cover back
the $3,000 drawn from the treasury?
Mr. RandallI never did. I can look over
all my record here and I can say truthfully that
I have never cast a vote that was prompted by
any personal consideration.
Mr. Williams, of WisconsinIf yon thought
that members should have $7,500 a year, why
did you afterwards move to cut down their sal
ary to $4,000. Did the people demand that?
Mr. RandallI did not propose to cut down
compensation to $4,000. The committee re
commended $4,000, and I took the ground that
the people had condemned the increase of salar
ies, and it was not consistent for members to
Jje cutting down the pay of other people and
letting their own stand.
Mr. WilliamsWhy da you not propose to
cut it down now
Mr. RandallWhenever the gentleman makes
a proposition to cut it down, I will be found
Mr. WilliamsWhy do not your committees
doit before yon lecture us on economy?
Mr. RandallI say deliberately here, that I
believe rather in cutting down the number of
employes than in cutting down salaries. I be
lieve that if the law was adhered to in the de
partments in regard to the number of hours for
clerical work, the force could be reduced
twenty-five per cent.
After further discussion, the committee rose
after having disposed of only four pages of the
bill, and the House adjourned.
Bonds Called In.
WASHINGTON, April 80.The secretary of the
treasury to-day issued a call for the following
bonds: Coupon bonds dated Jnly 1, 1865,
namely $50, No. 50,001 to 53,000, both inclu
sive $100, No. 85,001 to 90,000, both inclusive
$500, No. 60,001 to 63,000, both inclusive
$1,000, No. 108,001 to 114,400, both inclusive.
Total coupons, three million dollars. Registered
bonds, redeemable at the pleasure of the
United States after the first day of July, 1870,
as follows: $50, No. 1,755 to 1,900, both inclu
sive $100, No. 14.101 to 15,200, both inclusive
$500. No. 8,701 to 9,200, both inclusive $1,000,
$l,0i)0, No. 2,875 to 30,100, both inclusive
$1,000. No. 14,851 to 15,507, both inclusive.
Total registered, two million dollars. Aggre
gate' five millions. The principal and interest
will be paid at the treasury on or after the 80th
of July next, and the interest will cease on that
Tlie Sinking Fund.
WASHTNOTON, April 80.The committee on
ways and means by a vote of 8 against 3' has
decided to report to the House the following
WHEBEAS, On the 1st day of April, 1878, there
had been paid into the sinking fund, as pro- I resumption,
vided for under section 3.604
statutes, the sum of $241,489,168.24 in excess
of the requirements of said law. which sum is
equivalent to about eight years in advance of
the amount require by law:
AND, WHEBEAS, It is unnecessary for the main
tenance of the public credit, as it is unjust to
the people to continue the imposition of taxes
for this object, at a time of great depression
like the present. Therefore,
Resolved. That the Secretary of the Treasury
is hereby authorized and directed to suspend
the purchase of United States bonds for the
sinking fund, as provided in section 8,694 of
the revised statutes, until the close of the fiscal
year ending June 30th, 1885, unless otherwise
directed by Congress.
The adverse action of the Senate finance
committee upon Senator Beck's concurrent
resolution for a temporary suspension of pay
ments into the sinking fund, doos not neces
sarily preclude a favorable report hereafter upon
a bill for the same general purpose. The vote
by which the House ways and means commit
tee to-day decided to recommend the passage
of a joint resolution, suspending purchases of
bonds for the sinking fund until January 30th,
1885, was as follows: YeasWood (N. Y.),
Tucker. Sayler Robbins, Harris (Ga.), Gibson,
Phelps, Kelley, 8. NaysGarfield, Burchard,
WASHINGTON, April 80.The Secretary of the
Treasury has appointed the following gentle
men experts for tho purpose of furnishing
information to the department in regard to
the internal commerce of the United States:
Hon. Williard C. Flagg, of Monroe, 111. Albeit
Fink, railroad commissioner, New York F. B.
Thurber, New York city Geo H. Morgan, sec
retary of the merchants exchange, St. Louis
Sydney D. Maxwell, superintendent of the
chamber of commerce, Cincinnati Henry G.
Chester, secretary of the cotton exchange of
New Orleans J. D. Hayes, banker and
flour merchant, Detroit, Michigan
Charles Randolph, secretary of the
board of trade, Chicago John C. Sims, Jr.,
assistant secretary of the Pennsylvania railroad
company, James F. Hudson, editor of the
Commercial Gazette, Pittsburgh, Wm. Milench,
Cleveland. The division of internal commerce
is under the direction of James Nimms, Jr. It
is expected the second annual report will be
issued about the first of July. It will embrace
a description of the various apportionment
schemes or pooling arrangements, which have
been entered into by the railway companies
during two years, and the effects of those com
binations upon the transportation and commer
cial interests of the country.
WASHINGTON, April 30.The following is a
statement of the operations of the national re
demption agency fo the month, and the ten
months ending to-day, as compared with cor
responding periods last year: National bank
notes disposed of and notes fit for circulation,
assorted and returned to the bank of issue,
month, $7,758,100 ten months, .*1,200,550,000.
Notes unfit for circulation, assorted and de
livered to the comptroller of currency for de
struction and replacement with new notes,
month, $4,015,400 ten months, $39,551,900.
Notes of failed, liquidating and reducing
ba:.iks, deposited in the treasury, month, $942,-
000 ten months, $B,775,600.
Totals for 1878, month, $12,715,500 ten
months $167,877,500 total for 1877, $18,334,-
600 1878, $184,090,500 decrease, $5,619,100.
Export* and Imports.
WASHINGTON, April 80.The following ia a
statement of the imports and exports during
the nine months of the fiscal year ended March
Merchandise exports, domestic...$522,581,923
Merchandise exports, foreign $10,449,207
Excess of exports over Imports...208,229,501
Specie and bullion exports $23,036,092
Specie and bullion imports $19,749,849
Excess of exports over imports $3,316,243
Total excess of exports over im
ports, specie and merchandise...206,545,744
Anticipated Indian Troubles.
WASHINGTON, April 30.Apprehensions in
several quarters of 6erious troubles with the
Indians this summer are not thought to be
groundless. The war department is in receipt
of a communication from parties whose
opinions are entitled to earnest attention, to
the effect that warlike movements are clearly
discernible on the part of several tribes. A
long letter to this effect was received by Secre
tary MoCrary within the past week, and re
ferred by the secretary to the general of the
WASHINGTON, April 30.All assistant treas
urers throughout the United States have been
authorized to exchange silver dollars for green
The sub-committee of the House committee
on education and labor has agreed upon a bill
imposing a tax of $100 apiece on Chinese im
migrants. The bill has yet to be submitted to
th full committee for consideration.
Hon. G. F. Seward, minister to China, who
is now in Shanghai, has been notified to appear
before the House committee on expenditures
in the State department.
AIX AROUND THK GLOBE,
The funeral of Wm. Evarts took place from
St. Paul's church, Windsor, Vt., yesterday fore
noon. The Secretary and Miss Evart3 were ab
sent, having been called to New York by the
dangerous illness of the other son.
The civil suits against the last stockholders
of the New Jersey Mutual Life Insurance com
pany, to recover two hundred thousand dollars,
has been set' led. It is understood they pay
$125,000 in full of all demands.
Mayor Kane, of Baltimore, is prostrate from
In the Ontario House of Commons Dr. Tupper
explained that he had decided not to move the
resolution respecting sugar, of which he had
given notice, because he believed the motion of
Fernando Wood, of the United States Congress,
altering the United States tariff, and which he
proposed to checkmate, would not be passed.
The general pipe line company incorporating
act, in New York, became a law yesterday with
out the governor's signature,
Judge Lawrence, of New York, has denied
the motion of E. C. Benedict, who owns 1,000
shares of the Western Union Telegraph stock
for a preliminary injunction against the com
bination of that company with the Atlantic and
Pacific Telegraph company, and leaves the
plaintiff to establish his claim to an injunc
tion upon trial.
The Cuban insurgent chief Briose, one of
the followers of Maceo, has been captured with
six others in the neighborhood of Santiago de
The residence of D. E. Woodward, at Hor
temsville, Wis., was destroyed by fire Sunday
morning. Loss, $10,000 insured in the Girard,
Philadelphia and WeBtchester. N. Y., $1,500,
and Watertown, N. Y., $3,000.
Large Suits Against California, Mining
SAN FBANCISCO, April 80.Suit has been
brought against the Consolidated Virginia and
California companies, by Oscar G. Steele, to
test the companies' title to a portion of their
ground, known as the William Penn claim.
Also, by the Murphy Mining company, which
claims an undivided third of the ground and
eight million dollars from the Consolidated
Virginia, and an undivided half and one mil
lion from the California.
Distillers Settle With Their Creditors in
Full and Resume.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 30.The Newcomb
Buchanan company, the largest distillers of
fine whiskies in this country, who, in conee
anenee of the agitation of the reduction of the
whisky tax by Congress, were compelled to sus
pend payment in March last, have arranged
with their creditors to pay them in full, with
7 per cent interest, and to-day announce their
This is regarded as quite a
revised notable event in eommerciaTeircles.
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ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1878.
CONFLICTING NEWS AND OPINIONS
FROM ACROS* THE WAXES.
Bat the Undertone a Little More Peace-
fulSlight Improvement In Stocks and
Russian Securities In the London mar-
ketAppearance of a Supposed Russian
Cruiser in American WatersEntente
Cordlale Between Russia and Servia
Restored Withdrawal Negotiations
VBSBBX ON BEACONSFIELD.
LONDON, April 33.Hon. John Bright spoke
at a large peace meeetng in Winchester to-day.
He declared that there conld be no faith in a
cabinet which had no truth, and that Lord
Beaconsfield was the great disturber of nations.
His policy was hateful in the sight of heaven,
and hostile to the highest interests of Great
VIENNA, April 30.The Political Correspond
ence says negotiations between Russian head
quarters and Admiral Hornby tor simultane
ous withdrawal, have remained at a. compete
standstill for the last few days. It is reported
that Gen. Todleben brought fresh instructions,
and the resumption of tnese negotiations will
probably be attempted. Prince Gorschakofif will
probably be prevented from resuming his
duties tor some time. The idea has been re
vived of summoning Count Schonvaleff to dis
charge Prince Gortschakoff's functions ad
A special from Constantinople states the
grand review at San Stefano was countermand
ed, in consequence of the necessity of
despatching large bodies of troops against
ENTENTE COBDIALE BESTOHEP.
LONDON, April 30.A telegram from Bel
grade says it appears that friendship between
Jiussia and Servia is completely restored. It
has been arranged that Servia in the event of
an Anglo-Russian war shall only observe the
stipulations of the San btefano treaty, while
Turkey remains neutral. It is probable that
the Servian army will slowly occupy many
strategical positions in old Servia with the con
sent of Russia. All levees will be at their
posts by May 19th. The entrenched camp at
Kladova which is one of the principal points
of concentration is now completely fortified.
AMEEICA INQOIBINO INTO MASSACBE8.
LONDON, May 1.The Standard's dispatch
from Constantinople Btates that Mr. Maynard,
United States minister, went to Volo Monday
in an American man-of-war, to inquire concern
ing the alleged massacres by Bashi Bazouks.
Grand Duke Nicholas presented Gen. Todle
ben to the Sultan, Tuesday. He then left on
board the imperial yact, Lividia, for Odessa.
A special from Bucharest announces that
Gen. Todleben has issued an order of the day,
instructing the Russian troops in Roumania to
behave well towards the people.
LONDON, May 1.A Pera correspondent says
further information strengthens the view ex.
pressed yesterday concerning Russian opinion
in regard to Gen. Todleben's military action.
He adds: I learn that Gen. Todleben is dissat
isfied with the present length of the Russian
front, and thinks the advance ou San Stefano
waa a mistake. He regards the Tchataldja
lines as the true positions to be occupied
It is expected that the question of the evacua
tion of the fortresses will be energetically
A correspondent at San Stefano also says the
impression in the Russian^ army is that
Gen. Todleben's appointment portends
strife. He continues: I am told
that Generals Todleben and Imeretinsky
both think war inevitable. The men are beg
ging to talk more of war. The appearanco of
the troops and horses when Grand Duke Nicho
las took his farewell on Saturday was very sat
A Vienna dispatch says accounts concerning
Prince Gortschakoff's condition represents that
he is worse again. He is very weak and above
AWHWABD POSITION OF RUSSIAN ARMY.
A Vienna correspondent draws attention to
the awkward position of the Russians. He
points out how they are confronted at Constan
tinople by an army superior to anything the
Turks had ever concentrated at one point
throughout the war an army, according to
the lowest estimate, numbering 70.000 men.
The Mussulman insurrection also appears to
be growing serious. It involves not only the
whole of the north era half of the Rhodophe
range, but according to one account is spread
ing to the Balkans. The insurgents are en
deavoring to gain a strategic point, which
shows the existence of a directing head.
No final decision has been reached in the pre
liminary council of ministers in regard to the
Austro-Hungarian compromise. The Hungari
an ministers have left for Pesth, but they will
return during the week to complete negotia
The Cologne Gazette reports that several
Prussian bishops have memorialized the Rope
that an understanding with Prussia is impossi
OCCUPATION OF BOSNIA.
LONDON, May 1.Various Vienna correspond
ents persistently maintain that Austrian occu
pation of Bosnia is imminent. A Berlin cor
respondent says positively that occupation
will be effected as a result of a bargain with
A Vienna despatch states that no final decis
ion has been taken relative to the project for
realizing part of a vote of credit. This must
cause, for a 6hort time, postponement of the
occupation of Bosnia, which, however, must#f
be henceforth regarded as a certainty, and may
be expected in three or four weeks. One
reason will be to escort 150,000 refugees back
to their homes. Also to overawe the Monte
negrins and others.
Si.The same correspondent says serious difficul
ties are apprehended in concluding the Austro
Hungarian compromise negotiations. A Vienna
correspondent says it is reported that Italy has
protested against the aggrandizement of Aus
i A BUSMAN COBVETTE.
LONDON, April 30.A Vienna correspondent
telegraphs as follows: The Hamburg-American
packet company's steamer Cambria, which has
been chartered by the Russian government, has
taken a contingent of forty officers and five
hundred seamen, and started to cruise on the
Chinese and Japanese coaBts.
SOUTHWEST HABBOB, Maine, April 30.About
seven o'clock Sunday morning the steamer
Cambria, of Hamburg, one of the New York and
Hamburg line, arrived at this place. According
to Captain Badenhaussen's statement, she is
chartered by an agent of the Russian govern
ment. She proceeded to a Baltic port in Rus
sia and there took on board six hundred men,
mostly Finns and steerage passengers. She
sailed from Port Baltic April 20th, and
passed around north of Scotland. Cap
tain Badenhauescn WSB under the orders of one
of the ca*)in passengers and when off Cape
Sable as he shaped his course for Cape Cod he
was directed to lay the course for Southwest
harbor. He is now lying waiting orders. He
professed utter ignorance of the destination of
the vessel or men. No person has been ashore
except Capt. Badenhaussen and the gentleman
in charge. The latter has the bearing of a
naval officer and is a Russian. The collector of
the port has not yet boarded the ship, and no
person has been allowed on board. The ship is
full of men and keeps np steam continually.
NEW YOBS, April 30.The Cimbria put into
Southwest harbor, Maine, Sunday last for
ELLSWORTH, Me., April 80.Passengera on
the steamer Cimbria, at South West harbor,
prove to be a regularly organised ship's com
pany of 60 officers and 600 seamen, of the Rus
sian imperial navy, under command of Count
Gnfenberg.M O8nnher arrival, a long dispatch in
of ot. Petersburg, and the officers seem
J be awaiting a reply. The ship
a large amount of stores on board,
including coal for ten days steaming. No arma
nor ammunition are visible, and the officera of
the steamer deny that there are any such on
board. The officers and crew of the steamer
number 110, and are all Germans. Captain
Badenhausen was taken out of another steamer
and appointed to the Cambria three days after
he reached Hamburg, and she took in stores
and passengers as rapidly as possible. Captain
Badenhausen has asked for a bill of health
from this port.
The Russian officers are very reticent about
the object of their visit, and even profess to
be ignorant of their destination, or the pur
pose of their being sent here. Among the
officers in a Russian nobleman of high rank,
who was with the Grand Duke on his visit to
this country. None of the officers have yet
been on shore except the captain and purser of
the ship, and the paymaster of the
Russian corps. The collector has boarded
the ship and found her papers aU right, corres
ponding to the captain'8 statement. Formal
entry will be made to-day, and a list of her
passengers furnished as soon as it can be made
out. Tney observe no special secrecy, but per
mitted the Associated Press agent to freely go
about the vessel. They think they may re
main here some days. The ship came in with
out a local pilot and no inquiry is being made
for a pilot. She is not disabled
LONDON, April 30.A St. Petersburg corres
pondent of the North Dutch Allemaine Zeitung,
writing about Russia's demand for Bessarabia,
says: Let no one deceive himself as to what is
coming. The desire to recover BeBsarabU is
only a symptom of fine wish pervading the en
tire Russian nation to destroy the Paris treaty.
It is not so much Bessarabia we are striving
for. What we aim at is the cancelling of this
treaty. Whether the Bulgarian frontiers
remain as defined in the treaty of San
Sttffano whether the Greek element is
allowed more scope whether Servia
is aggrandized whether Austro-Hungary
is conceded temporary or permanent occupa
tion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, all of these
are of comparative indifference to the Russian
nation. Whether the re-arrangement of Turkey
is regulated by a congress, conference or war,
the demands for the restoration of Bessarabia
will always be preferred with the 6ame perti
nacity. Suppose we Bhould be balked this
time, this would only make us more eager to
pursue our object in the future.
The Times in a leading editorial says, regard
ing this: Russia appears to be ready to make
numerous concessions, provided she can sub
stitute for common European interests in Tur
key a set of isolated and conflicting interests,
and can thus emancipate herself no less than
Turkey from direct obligations towards Europe.
It is this disposition against which we must
persistently protest, and if Russia seeks a
peaceful issue to the present complications she
must recognize the principles she has acknowl
edged on former occasions. Let her only do
that and concessions even less than those she
offers might in some respects satisfy this coun
THE TOBPEDO SEBVICE.
LONDON, April 80.The first contingent to
be dispatched from this country to Malta will
number 500 men and two batteries of artillery,
all of which are under orders for embarkment.
The torpedo service promises all that is de
sired. John J. Thornycroft & Co. will soon
have ready five or six of the twenty torpedo
launches they are building, and other firms an
making extraordinary efforts towards comple
tion of the government orders for launches.
Portland will be the rendezvous of ships pre
paring to form a fleet for the channel and
North Sea. The coast guards and turret ships
will proceed there as soon as ready.
LONDON, April 30".Considerable excitement
seems to have been produced in Berlin by the
announcement that the English fleet is being
fitted for eventual operations in the Baltic.
The idea expressed in Berlin that it iB hardly
to be expected a foreign fleet would make its
appearance in the Baltio against the wish of
Germany is declared to be an eccentric theory
which is repudiated by the German govern
A Vienna correspondent, discussing the Aus
trian policy, while pronouncing the rumors
regarding the occupation of Bosnia as prema
ture, does not say they are more than prema
ture, but rather intimated that such measures
may soon become justifiable.
GBAND DUKE NICHOLS' BECALL.
Statements regarding the significance of
Grand Duke Nicholas' departure from San
Stefano are contradictory. A Pera dispatch
says it is the opinion in the Russian camp
that the change in commanders marks an era
of sterner policy. The same correspondent
says the Russians endeavor to minimize the
Pomak insurrection, but the best information
from non-Russian sources affirm its vigor and
LONDON, April 80.Political news from the
continent, though contradictory and conveying
but an imperfect idea of what the future may
be, is looked upon favorably. In the stock
markets prices opened at a general improve
ment. Consols and Russians shared the ad
BEBLXN, April 30.It is understood the cere
mony of the betrothal of the Duke of Con
nanght, seventh child and third son of Queen
Victoria, to the Princess Louise, third daughter
of Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia, will
occur at Darmstadt on the 9th of May next.
LONDON, April 30.The concessions which
it was stated, Russia would makelimitation
of the boundaries and of the period of occupa
tion of Bulgaria, substitution of a European
or a Russian commission, and the organization
of a European syndicate to consider the claims
of bondholders, as well as the Russian claim
for indemnity, and the retrocession of the
small slip of Bessarabia inhabited by Russians
are owned to be great, but it is conspicuous
that she completely ignores the treaty of Paris
and its reaffirmation in 1871.
The Begum of Baphaol has offered her whole
available force for service abroad.
One consolation for the prolongation of the ef
forts to preserve peace is found in the fact that
the point at issue"
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is becoming distinct. That
point is whether Russia will recognize the right
of the great powers as established by the trea
ties of 1856 and 1871, to take precedence of the
claims of the treaty of San Stefano.
LONDON, April 30 The masters at Ashton
under Lyme, will meet on Wednesday to decide
whether to give notice of a redaction of wages.
It is thought probable that 5 per cent, redac
tion will be proposed, A similar reduction was
submitted in November and the proposal which
is now anticipated would reduce wages in the
Ashton district to the same rate aB demanded
by the masters in north and east Lancashire.
There is great distress in Blackburn and num
bers of women and children are compelled to
beg. Both sides are obdurate.
The Tailors of St. Louis Organizing a Strike.
ST. Louis, April 30.The journeymen-tailors
of this city took preliminary steps for a strike
for higher wages, at a meeting held by them to
day. They have made a schedule of prices
which will be presented to all the bosses, and if
the latter do not accept it the strike will begin
at once. The tailors claim they are working for
starvation wages, a great many of them not be
ing able to earn more than $6 a week, and they
will submit no longer. They say they will be
sustained in their action by several trades
unions in this city. It is said work is already
suspended in several shops.
IF. D. and Sammy.
ISwift County Advocate.]'-*'-"-
Tracy Metcalf was alse atrongly in faror of
Sammy Tilden's election as President, bnt
Sammy ia not President "all the same," no
more'than W. D. will be elected to Congress.
Suicide of a Brewer at MantorvilleA
Frensled Mother Poisons Herself and
DaughterReligions Rioting In Montreal
Other Criminal Matter*.
SUICIDE AT MANTOBVrLLE.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
KASON, Minn,, April 80.Charles Ginsbnrg
of Mantorville, a brewer and an old and
prominent citizen of that place suicided by
drowning yesterday. His body waa recovered
this p. M.
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY CAUSED BY GESTATTVE FBXNZY.
DETROIT, Mich., April 30.Last night Mrs.
Jacpb Dost, of this city, while laboring under
a fit of gestative frenzy, during the absence of
her husband administered laudanum to her
self and six year old daughter. Physicians
were summoned immediately upon discovering
their situation, bat despite the most strenuous
efforts, the daughter died. The mother's life
waa saved, and this morning she gave birth to
a child, after which reason returned. Her
grief, upon discovering what she had done, was
heartrending. The verdict of the coroner's
jury was death from poison administered by
the mother with intent to kill herself and
~r aKJ~se mnmsft fe*^'**
INDIANAPOLIS, April 80.After six days hear
ing of the preliminary examination, Justice
Sloan to-day at Covington, Ind., found thirteen
of the Coal creek rioters guilty of murder in
the first degree, and held them in $3,000 bail
each to await the action of the grand jury.
Four others were released.
FISTICUFF IN THE OHIO SENATE.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 30.In the Senate
the only interesting feature was an assault
mads upon Senator Forest by Railroad Com
missioner Bell. The trouble grew out of
words spoken in debate by Forest. The com
batants were separated without damage, but an
investigation has been ordered.
A STRANGE BOBBEBY.
BOSTON, Mass., April 30Burglars entered
the residence of Epraim Otis, a leading citisen
of South Scituate, this morning, and took
the safe from a chamber on the first floor, car
ried it about half a mile down the road, blew
it open, and got away with the contents, con
sisting of railroad stocks and bank books, rep
resenting over $30,000.
RELIGIOUS RIOTING IN MONTREAL.
MONTBEAL, April 30.The apprehensions of
party disturbances arising out of the Orange
entertainment last night were verified. As a
section of the Young Britons were proceeding
out to the western suburbs early this morning
they were attacked with pistols by some three
or fonr hundred Catholic Unionists at Welling
ton bridge, who were lying in wait for them.
Over one hundred shots were fired, resulting in
the death of John Callahan, and the serious
wounding of Johanna Mahan and a man named
Mullenall Catholics. A cab containing Joseph
Lang, an Orangeman, and a young woman go^g
home from the ooncert, was riddled with shot,
Lang being wounded in two places, but his
companion miracuously escaped. No arrests.
Great excitement over the affair.
MONTREAL, April 30.The board of the corn
exchange passed a resolution that the members
of this association view w.th undisguised alarm
the numerous faction fights which have of late
disgraced the city, and they desire to impress
upon the city council the necessity of taking
urgent and imperative steps to repress the
geowing evil and bring the offenders to justice
without regard to person or creed.
The coroner's jury is impanelled to exam
ine into the matter of John Corregan's death.
It is generally believed the body of Orange
Young Brittons, who were at the concert, were
not at the Wellington street bridge last night,
having gone home by St. Josept| street, and
that Catholic ministers in the dark [mistook
somejof their own men for Britons, and firad
HELD FOB TBIAL.
CHICAGO, April 30.Matthew W. Weaver,
former cashier of the Citizens' National bank
of Urbana, Ohio, who is a defaulter to the
bank in the sum of $47,000, besides $29,000,
which tho bank recovered from him, and oth
er sums making a total deficiency of $140,000,
was arrested here to-day by the United States
commissioner*, before whom he had a hearing
this afternoon, and his case was continued in
The inquest, this afternoon, on the body of
young man McCue, who was shot yesterday by
Luigi Petro Simoni, resulted in a verdict that
Simoni mnrdered McCue, and on a recommen
dation that the Italian beheld to the criminal
court without bail.
CINCINNATI, O., April 30.One Staker, a
gambling saloon keeper at Bradford, O., and a
Dr. Brookwater, of Cusnia, have been ar
rested and brought to this city on the charge of
counterfeiting trade dollars and half dollars.
The apparatus was seized by the officers. The
prisoners were arraigned here to-day, and held
in default of $2,000 bail each.
MURDER FOB A TRIFLE.
ROCHESTER, N. Y April 80.In Falmyra,
last night Charles Torr instantly killed James
A. Porter, during a quarrel over a trifling
Important Visit to Sitting Bull's Camp.
LEAVENWORTH, KB., April 30.The sub-chiefs
of the Nez Perces Indian prisoners, headed by
White Feather, left Fort Leavenworth to-day
for Sitting Bull's camp, accompanied by Mr.
Clark, an experienced interpreter and guide.
These Indians go as commissioners to the Nez
Perces with Sitting Bull, to report to them the
condition of Chief Joseph's band at Fort Leav
enworth, it having been rumored on the plains
that they were badly treated. They go with
out military escort, a fact which shows the con
fidence the government officers repose in them.
This is the first step in a movement for reun it
ing the several bands of this tribe.
Floods in New Hampshire.
NASHUA, N. H., April 30.The Merrimack
river is still rising. It is now about thirteen
feet above high water mark. Also the Nashua
river. The Jackson manufacturing company
had to partially suspend work to-day on ac
count of back water. The Soupegan river is
very high, and owners of property on the
banks are somewhat alarmed. The dam across
Naticook brook, owned by Carmel Parker's
furniture manufacturing company, at Thorn
ton's ferry, gave way to-day, doing consider
able damage. At Danforth's Corner the flats,
Forced into the Pirate's Lair.
NEW YORK, April 30.The Bulletin announces
the failure of Henry Lawrence & Sons, cordage
and oakum manufacturers, 192 Front street,
with liabilities estimated at half a million dol
lars assets not yet known.
Silas B. Dutcher, United States appraiser at
this port, has filed a voluntary petition in
Minneapolis Si St. Louts Railway.
The splendid Pullman Drawing-Room Sleep
ing Car Vermont will leave with the St. Louis
express train this afternoon at 8:45, running
through to St. Louis in 28 hours, vithout
change. For tickets and sleeping ear berths ap
ply to W. G. Telfer, ticket agent, No. 8 Wash
ington avenue, (opposite the Nicollet House,)
Minneapolis. Geo. H. Hazzard, No. 116 East
Third street, St. Paul.
Passengers from St. Paul will leave by St.
Paul & Sioux City railroad at 3:15 9. X., con
necting at Sioux City Junction.
Greenbacks a* Good and. Mors Convenient
The first national bank of Bhakopee pays
out gold coin over its counters to it* cus
tomers, bnt generally they decline to re
ceive it. Greenbacks are found to be as
good as gold, and much more convenient to
handle, in large quantises..
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Reorganization of the Company Under
New Owners, with a New TitleThe" Old
Officers Generally Retained.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.1
MADISON, Wia., April 30.The West Wiaeon
sin railroad, having been eold in March last,
under foreclosure, to Messrs. Henry H. Porter,
of Chicago, and David Dawes and Walaton H.'
Brown, of New York, to-dav, at a meeting of
stockholders, at which nearly all were present,
they transferred their individual interests to a
stock company, organized under the
provisions of chapter 119, laws of
1872, being a general statute relative
to the organization of railroad companies. The
present company being organized under that
section which referred to companies formed
for the purpose of maintaining and operating
railroads heretofore constructed. The new
company is known as the Chicago, Minneapo
lis and St. Paul railway company, and is char
tered with a capital stock of fire million dol
lars, consisting Of 50,000 shares at $100 per
share, 40,000 of the shares being common
and 10,000 preferred stock, with the following
directors: R. Edgerton, New York W. BU
Ferry, Lake Forest, HI. J. H. Howe, Kenosha,
Wis. Philetus Sawyer, Green BT Geo. B.
Smith, Madison D. H. Winter, Hudson C. D.
W. Young, Hudson J. W. Ferry, Chicago J.
C. Spooner, Hudson H. H. Weakelv, Hudson
W. H. Ferry, Jr., Lake Forest and J. B. Bed
At a meeting of the directors this afternoon,
the following officers were elected: President,
W. H. Ferry, Secretary, W. H. Weakeley.
Treasurer. R. P. Flowers. Assistant treasurer.
J. B. Redfield.
The following officers were also elested:
General superintendent, E. W. Winter audi
tor. C. D. W. Young land commissioner, W.
H. Weakeley general solicitor, J. C. Spooner.
THE It AG ISO MISSISSIPPI
Business at the Levee YesterdayOfucera
of the Maggie ReaneyMinnesota for flt.
There was a decline of an inch and a half in
the water for the twenty-four hours ending last
night, leaving a depth of 6 feet 4% inches as
shown by the mark.
The handsome and speedy Maggie Reaney,
which leaves to-day to enter the St. Croix
trade, will be officered by the following gentle
men: Captain, Wm. Kent Clerk, Mark Hum
phrey Pilot, Buss Rnley Engineer, Ham
Bryan Stewart, Tom Malone.
The arrvals yesterday were the Aunt Betsey,
from the 8t. Croix, with wood, and the K. N:
freighter Wilson, with four barges of coal for
the Northwestern Fuel Company.
he K. N. packet, Minnesota/ will be at the
levee this morning, to leave on her return for
St. Louis at 12 M.
The departures of the K. N. packets from
this port for down river will be Mondays, Wed
nesdays, and Fridays, The Belle of La Crosse
follows the Minnesota.
The Diamond Jo, of the Diamond Jo line,
should be in thU forenoon, and probably will.
Troubadours at the Opera House To-Nlghr.
It will be remembered that to-night the
Oglesby's Troubadors, bell ringers, and comio
concert company, give their first entertain
Part FirfitConsists of overture, operatic
selections on the bells, comic *ougs, serio-comio
melodies, with Dick Oglesby in his lightning
Part SecondIrish and Teutonic specialties,
music on the bells, character songs, etc.
Part ThirdIllustrated recitations, "My
Grandmother," by Minnie Florance, and con
cluded with a laughable sketch, "Woman's
Doors open at 7, performance to commenco
at 8 o'clock. Seats can be secured at the box
office daring the day. without extra charge
Murders in tits City of Cltarche*.
Brooklyn has become notorious for horrible
and mysterious murders. Although seven
years have passed since the music teacher
Panormo was kilhd after dark by a slung shot
blow, his assassian remains andiscovercl. The
Goodrich murder in 1873 is yet freeh in mind.
Kate Stoddard was convicted of bis murder on
purely circumstantial evidence, and is in an in
sane asylum. Later than the Goodrich affair
came the discovery of the body of Maggie Ham
mill, a rich spinster, who had been strangled,
thrown on a bed, and the bed set on fire. The
mystery is Rtill unsolved. Then came the
murder of one Simmons by Andrew Fuchs. who
chopped his victim's remains into pieces and
hid them in different places. Fuohs is in
prison for life. For along time the greatest
interest was taken in the murder of the girl
Sara Alexander, whose body was found in a
field on the outskirts of the city. Pesach
Rubinstein was convicted of the crime on cir
cumstantial evidence, but died before the day
of execution. He is thought to have taken
poison. And now comes the finding in the river
of Bernard Ferron's body, the skull crushed,
a gag in the mouth, and 150 pounds of iion tied
to the feet. He was in the habit of carrying
considerable sums of money.- There is no clue
to the murderers, who are supposed to be river
pirates. There have been very many more
muiders in Brooklyn during the last seven
years, but only one of the murderers has been
hanged. His victim was a policeman, whom
he killed with a stone or buck. Andall this in
the "city of churches!''
Mr. Orton's Salary and Life Insurance.
[New York Graphic.J
Mr. Orton, the late President of the Western
Union Telegraph company, received 825.000 a
year from the Western Union, and $5,000 addi
tional from the Ocean International or Cuba
Cable company, which operates the Florida
lines and three Havana cables, and owns the
steamer Morse and the tug Orton. Mr. Orton's
salary was cut down in 1877 to $20,000 by the
Western Union, bnt was not reduced by the
Cable company. He spent his whole salary on
bis family, and keeping up his life insurance,
.feeding his own people well, and making them
enjoy the time he had to live with them. He
had three grown daughters. His oldest son,
William Orton, Jr., was in the company, and
one of his children was but 4 or 5 years old.
He held life policies in at leant seven com
panies, the aggregate being, so far as known,
$32,500. Mr. Orton had 2,000 to 4,0C0 shares of
stock standing in bis name on the telegraph
books. He owned of this only about 100
shares. Like all men of pure ambition,and
he was one of the most ambitious men in
America, and, therefore, regarded money as
secondary,he relied upon his capacity and
growth for income, and not on money-grab
The American Indians in Canada.
At a late sitting of the Canadian Honse of
Commons, Mr. Hchultz, member from Mani
toba, asked what was the policy of the govern
ment in regard to Sitting Bull's band. Mr.
Mills said it was not the intention of the gov
ernment to do anything with them. Tney
were to be let alone, and the officers of the gov
ernment were to do their beat to induce them
to return to the States. Mr. Schultz pointed
out that the Indians for whom the government
asked a grant to purchase agricultural imple
ments, seed, grain, tools, etc, were the authors
of the unprovoked massacre in Minnesota. As
for Sittinf Bull's band, he considered them
pore patriots, who bad risen in defense of
their lands, which had been solemnly guaran
teed to them by treaty, to enforce which Gen
Ouster had been first sent in the interest of the
same Indiana by whom be had been killed. Yet
these Indian* were to be sent back, while the
Minnesota murderers were to be furnished with
homes, and otherwise provided for. After
some further discussion, the item for the pur
chase of agricultural implements, seed grain,
etc., waa also craried.
WEST WISCONSIN R.B.
Market Bulletin, t^-^t
[BpeeW Telegrams to the Globe.}
Cnoxeo, April 3010:00 A. M.PubUocablet enow
good demand and firm andjjenny higher. Good con
sumptive demand. Buyers refuse to pay further ad
vance. Consols nve and one-atxteeenih. It is ru
morsd that England will eau eoonference at Loaaoa.