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House of Representatives.
WvHiiNaroN, March 12.After an evplana
tun by Mr. Southard, disclaiming the au
thorship of the joint resolution in regard to a
pluidl executive head, the House went into
committee ot the whole on the diplomatic and
consulai appropriation bill.
Mr. Hale spoke of the great impoitance of
the consular service of the country. It was of
vital consequence to commeice. It was the last
Bervice which any discriminating nation, hav
ing much commeice and desning it to grow,
would discourage. It was because the pending
bill assailed both the diplomatic and consular
service, that he was now on the floor. The
gentleman who had charge of the bill (Single
ton) had spoken the other day about
the necessity of economy. He (Hale) admitted
that economy in government expenditures, if
seiumsly intended and if discriminatingly ap
plied, was a primal duty of the Legislature.but
he asserted that none of these gentlemen who
bet thcmbelves up as advocates of economy,
could afford oi should be permitted to direct
I heir strokes a single direction thatwould crip
ple the government while they weie in the toils
of schemes that raid on the tieasury, and would
in the end bankrupt it. He reminded Single
ton that his name had not appeared voting
against the bill for the relief of owners of dis
iilled spa its in bonded warehouses, which
might have depleted the treasury to an amount
ot ioin two and a halt to tour million dollars.
Neither had any ot the majority members on
the appiopriatxon committee voted against it.
The Timber Trespass Question Introduced
In the SenateBob Ingersoll and Other
.Lunatics Petition for Fiee DIsti ibution of
Obscene PublicationsConsular and Di
plomatic Appropiiation Bill in the
HouseHale's Attempt to Make Kepubli
all Capital Haitdsomelj Turned Against
llimDunnell lares in Fa* or of Steam
ship Subsidies--.Sniixet Cox Punctures the
Piesidency Fiaud and the Fraud of His
Traudship's Foreign AppointmentsThe
CommitteesAppointments and Confirm
WASHINGTON, March 12.Senator Thurman,
fiom the committee on judiciary, reported,
with amendments, the Senate bill prohibiting
members of Congress Irom becoming sureties
on certain bonds. Placed on the calendar.
Senatoi Thurman gave notice that he would
call it np for consideration at an eatly daj.
A lcsoliition instructing the committee on
judicial to lnqttue into the expediencj of
pidviding that all claims against the United
States exceeding one thousand dollars in
amount be prosecuted in the circuit courts for
the districts in which the claims ouginated,
was greed to.
The bill in aid of the polar expedition de
signed by James Gordon Bennett, was pasbed
Unanimously without debate.)
The vice president submitted a comrfiuthca
tion from the sccietary of the interior in
armver to the icsolution lcl.itiug to timber
Doubles in Montana.
Senator Matthews bard the communication
was along one and mo\cd it be lefcric^ to the
committee on public lands without being read
and be printed the Ha il.
Senator Saigcnt objected to it being printed
in the Jircoal, but had no objection to printing
tin the usual document form. He rotcired to
ihtf etJitnc of the secretary of the interior in
legard to timber matters, and said it would
stop all industries many Western States and
Tcmtories. He had no objection to giving to
the public in the usual document foim any
thing the secretary might desire to bay de
fence ot his cause, but he did ndt recognise the
light ot a cabinet minister to come upon the
flooi ol the Senate and make a speech or have
printed in the Jlel A defense of his course.
Senatoi Matthews said he desued to reply to
Senator Sargent, and called for the leading of
the communication as a part of his speech,
that it might appeal in the rccoid.
After debate upon points of order Senator
Sargent objected to present consideration ot
the motion to refer the document and it was
laid o\ or till to-morrow.
The House bill for lehef of Win. A. Ham
mond, late surgeon general, was taken up, and
Hcnatoi Plumb spoke in opposition. The bill
thfn passed without amendment, jeas 55,
bays 1, Plumb*
Senator Tellei presented petitions ot Kdbert
G. Ingersoll, of Illinois, and others, in which
they say that without the knowledge ot your
petitioners, and as they believe without the
knowledge of a great number of citizens of the
United States, certain acts weie procured to be
paifoed by Congress in 1873, and since incor
tmt?te into the United States revised statutes
He sections 1,785, 3,878, 3,893, 5i889 and 2,491,
ioi the ostensible purpose of suppressihg ob
scene liteiature, which reversed the policy and
practice of our government since its founda
tion that in the belief of your petitioners the
government of the United States waB estab
lished under the declaration of independence
and the constitution foi the more
general pm poses ot government only and
Jtoi protection and not for limitation
of rights, personal liberty, freedom ot con
science) of the press and of expression of
Opinion, etc., that the statutes afoiesald are in
the opinion of your petitioneis a plain viola
tion oi the letter and spirit of these funda
mental principles of our government, and that
they are capable of and are being used tor pur
poses ot moral and religious persecutions. The
petitioners thsrefoie piay that the statutes
aioresaid may be repealed oi materially modi
fied, so they cannot be usfd to abudge the
freedom of the press or of conscience. A few
names were signed to the petition, after which
wab the following And fifty thousand
others attached to petitions 210 teet long filed
with the House committee on levision of the
laws." The petition was referred to the com
mittee on revision of the laws.
The unfinished business being the bill refer
ung the claim of Benjamin Holliday to the
court of claims, Senator Mitchell submitted
a resolution to recommit the bill to the com
mittee on claims, with instructions to report to
the Senate what amount, if any, is due the
claimant on account of his claim, and the said
committee shall have power to send for persons
and papers, and take testimony. Agreed to.
On motion of Senator Thurman the bill le
ported by the committee on judiciary in legard
to the Pacific railroad sinking tund, was taken
up, and he spoke at length in favor thereof.
Senator Thurman explained the provisions
of the bill, and said it was fair and ust, and
no man could deny that it was liberal. After
piovidmg tor a sinking fund, the Union Pacific
company could still declare dividends of 4)^
pci cent., and the Central Pacific dividends oi
61-100 per cent, on the nominal value of their
Senatoi Davis, of Illinois, a member of the
judiciary committee, spoke of the necessity of
making some provision for payments due from
these Pacific railways, and argued that Congress
had the right to pass such a bill as the one pro
posed. He referied to the 18th section of the
act ot July 1st, 1862, chartering the road,
wherein Congress reserved the right to alter,
amend or repeal the act, and said the passage
ot the pending bill was nothing beyond the
exercise of this justly reserved power. He
quoted at length from legal authorities sup
poi of the power ot Congress to pass the bill,
and argued that the public interest lequued it.
Pending discussion, the bill was laid aside,
and the Senate, on motion of Senator Wmdom,
took up the West Point appropriation bill, but
befoie pioceeding with its consideration, the
motion ot Senator Matthews to go into execu
tive Hession was agreed to, and Senatoi Windom
Have notice that consideration of the West
Point bill would be resumed at the expiration
oi the morning hour to-moriow. The Senate
went into executive session, and when the
dooiu lc-opened, adjourned.
He recounted the various bills (mti were
pending in this session intended
to draw large amounts from the treasury
and mostly for the benefit of the Southern
section of the country, and in regard to which
he said theif support would come mostly from
the Democratic side oi the House* and the
opposition to them from the Republican side.
Among them he enumerated the bill to pension
soldiers of the Mexican and Indian wars, which
would take from six to seven millions a year
from the treasury. The Giddings claim, which
involved the principle of paying the Southern
mail contractors, and which would take about
a million from the treasury. The Texas Pacific
railroad bill, representing sixty millions, to be
assumed by the government. The Mississippi
levee bill, involving twenty-five millions. The
bill to refund the cotton tax, involving sixty
millions Tne bill to re-open the old cotton
seizure taxes, and the bill to abolish the South
ern claims commission.
Mr. Singleton reminded Hale of five millions
which the government had to pay to Canada
for fish taken by the gentlemen's constitu
Mr,' Hale asked Singleton whether that had
any bearing on pending legislation. He would
venture to say, however, that whefi the bill to
appropriate that five millions ddrriS before the
house, its strongest'opposition would coine from
the Northern States. He went on to say that
the trouble was that any man who had present
ed any one of these bills, and there were four
hundred of them, every member who had re
ported one of them from the committee, and
there were dozens of them, would
stand tip in his place and
claim that from his view the legislation which
he sought to engraft on the statute books was
just and right. The radical fault was that the
same gdntlertien were clamoring for "cheese
paring economy." That was the trouble. The
members on the other side""iTiadc a cry for and
pretext of economy by reducing the number of
clerks, by cramping consuls, by turning out
ministers, but whenever they were confronted
with any of the classes of claims to which he
had referred it was as clear as that water runs
down Hill, that they would vote tor them and
would adrotate them, and if they
did not do so they would not dare
to go home and face then cVhstitbents.
He did not feel like sitting still and listening
to those homilies about retrenchment and re
form without calling the attention of the House
and of the country to the surfeit of bills that
had been piescnted, S.tid many of which had al
ready been reported, looking W the depletion
of the treasury.
He proceeded to contrast the small salaries
paid by the United States to their ministers
and consuls abroad with those paid by the Eng
lish, Frenchi German and Russian govern
ments, and said if they were further cut down
the President would have to seek for rich men
to occupy those posts. He characterized the
pohsy ctf economy, particularly as applied to
consulates, ad calculated to dwaif the country
and to dwarf its commerce.
Mr. Whitthorne said if he had any doubt
about supporting the bill, the statement just
made would have removed that doubt. The
bills that gentleman had brought to the
attention of the House, the Mississippi levee
bill, the cotton tax bill, &c, were all old
stagers, which had been first introduced while
the Republicans had control of the House and
of all departments of the government. Refer
ence to them, therefore, came with an ill grace
from a member of the Republican party which
had robbed the people, tor the benefit of the
credit mobiliei, of twice as itiuch as wonld pay
all just claims of the South.
Refciring to Mr. Hewitt's speech of yestcr^
day, he said that gentleman had advocated
civil service refor'nSj What was civil service
reform He (Whitthorne) was in favor of it if
it meant putting Republicans out of office and
Demociats in. (Mr. Townsend, of N. Y.That's
the meaning of it-that's a good definition)and
he thought that was the reform needed by the
best interests of the country. But if it were
to be itijdersto'dd an a system whereby the peo
ple of the United States were to be taught that
a better and purer class of men than politicians
was to be educated as a class to be inducted
into office, maintained and supported there for
life, he was not for such reform. He believed
that was a heresy, monarchial in its tendency,
and as corrupting as any proposition could be.
As an example of the foolishness of civil ser
vice he stated a man in New York had been de
nied a position of letter carrier because he did
not know the latitude of Calcutta.
Mr. Dunnell spoke in defense of the con
sular system, which was not only self sustain
ing, but actually brought three hundred
thousand dollars a year into the treasury. He
attributed partly to want of consular agencies,
the decrease of American commerce. He de
clared himself in favor of voting government
aid to American commerce. Congress sullenly
and stupidly refused to give aid to commerce
because the cry of subsidy was rung in its ears.
The great American question to-day
was how American producers could
reach foreign consumers. He characterized
the impending tariff bill, "The Wooden
Horse" overlooking the walls and threatening
the prosperity of the country. It was a direct
attack on the great agricultural interests and
got up the interest of some little two-penny
manufacturing institution. He regretted there
was a proposition to revise the tariff, but its
promoters were vastly mistaken if they sup
posed they could pass it. Returning to the
question of subsidies and referring particular
ly to the Brazilian trade, he declaied himself
ready to vote $100,000 or $200,000 to an Amer
ican ship lmejto Brazil,as having a tendency to
revive American commeice, for in its revival
there was increased protection to agricultural
Mr. Cox, of New Yoik, criticised Mr. Hewitt's
speech of yesterday. The draft of that speech,
he said, could not be misinterpreted. It was
intended to quiet title. His colleague, how
ever, could not quiet one particular title. He
could not read hiB title clear to the White House
or any other mansion. His colleague was in a
gieat part responsible for the electoral com
mission, and he naturally desired to have the
result certified as good. The lesult, however,
was blood, and no washing would rinse out the
damned spot. With its stain, the multitudi
narian seas would continue to be
incarnadined, until the present executive
retired for a better man. To-day, a
non-elected man held the high office of the
Presidency thiough the crime of a convicted
forger, and that convicted forger had an import
ant part in the customs. He (Cox) had the
other day somewhat informally, in the honest
fervor of the moment, characterized the Pres
ident as a fraud. The meaning of the word to
which he would point his colleague is, that
when one takes an office to which he is not
elected, and takes it through corrupt means, it
is better not to trust anything he does.
He proceeded to discuss civil service reform
policy, and said civil service reform under the
present executive, was a lame humbug, and
both sides of the House knew it to be futile
and foolish. The fountain of honor itself was
poisoned. He enumerated various appoint
ments under the piesent administration, as
specimens of civil servic reform, and asked
why Wells and Anderson had been appointed
and retained in office, when one of them was
already sentenced to the penitentiary and the
other was about to be. The reason was they
had to be rewarded for assisting to build up
the rotten fabric of the very throne which dis
pensed power.
When Cox's hour expired a motion to extend
his time was made and passed, and Cox pro
ceeded with his speech. He characterized
civil service system as a bundle of incongruities
based on false pretenses. They all know how
futile and foolish were the inconsequential and
disobeyed orders to officials to abstain from all
interference in politics. Hence the utter
fnendlessness of the administration. Hence
the rejeation of the President by both parties
as a foundling over whose political birth the
bar sinister would ever hang. It might be an
exaggeration to state that more personal ap
pointments to office had been made under
President Hayes than under Presi
dent Grant, but was it not so.
The leading promoters of Hayes' nomination
was in the cabinet. His most conspicuous
hustings orator was his associate in the same
relation. The best mission to Europe bad been
given to a politician from his own State, who
had manipulated the votes of the nominating
convention. Two of the electoral lawyers
were cabinet members. Two others were in
foreign missions. A former private secretary
had the best German consulate. Some of the
violations of civil service reform defied all
classification. The history of no government
furnished proof so overwhelming as to
eorrupt and hypocritical practices. Political
debauchery had1
been the rule, and faithful
triwtwttrtbrness the exception.
Mr. Seal made a speech in defense of the
consular service and system. The committee
then rose and the House adjourned, after which
notice was given of a Democratic caucus to
morrow evening.
Montana Timber Thieves.
WASHINGTON, March 12.The communication
sent to the Senate to-day by the secretary of the
interior, condemns the report of the special
agent sent to Montana to investigate timber
depredations. The secretary says, in regard to
it, that the examination of the special agent's
report will show that the seizures and prosecu
tions instituted were not directed against set
tlers and poor men going upon public lands to
gather firewood for their stoves, but against
speculatorsthe wood ring as the government
agent calls them, who depredate upon the pub
lic lands on a large scale the way of an exten
sively organized enterprise for their own private
profit, and against mill owners, who manufac
ture Jarge quantities of timber taken from
public lands into lumber for sale, and that the
amount charged by the government in settling
with the depredators, constitutes bnt a small
portion of the profits of the latter. Consider
ing the equities of the case, in the opinion of
the department, there is no reason why citizens
of the territory of Montana should
be permitted to carry on a large
and profitable trade* in such wood
or lumber without paying a fair price for it as
the people of other parts of the country have
to do. It is the duty, of the dpartment to exe
cute the laws as they are with a duerog*Tdto
the interest of the government and the condi
tion of the people most nearly concerned, and
no reports have reached the department showing
that any hardship or distress has resulted 10m
such efforts to enforce the laws, unless a re
duction of the profits realized by those
who depredate upon public lands on a large
scale be called by that name.
The secretary says, 1 am not awaic nor have
I yet learned that the taking and removing of
timber in violation of the express statute is
any less an offense than the taking and re
moving of any other kind of property in vio
lation of express statute. The principal ob
ject sought in the adoption of the present sys
tem tot the suppression of depredations
upon public" lands, namely, to
stay further waste and devastation of
timber growing thereon, has thus far in a great
measure been accomplished, wherever the de
partment has been able to obtain a final adjust
ment Upon the suits instituted. Parties who
hitherto carelessly and recklessly cut timber
upon public lands bow purchase and enter the
same in accordance with law or else refrain en
tirely from that kind of business. That this
result will be obtained everywhere if the law
be enforced I feel well assured. A complete
remedy, however, can only be furnished by ap
propriate legislation. This subject appears to
me of so great importance as to deserve the
earnest consideration of Congress.
TJie Committees.
WASHINGTON, March 12.The Senate finance
committee, Tuesday next, will consider the
House bill for repeal of the specie resumption
The Senate committee on military affaire, at
the request of members who wished to make
further inquiry, laid over the nomination of
Thomas C. H. Smith, now appointment clerk
of the treasury, to be paymaster in the army.
The House judiciary committee to-day ap
proved the body of the laws passed by the
legislative assembly of Arizona with the ex
ception of the act granting special privileges
to the Southern Pacific railway of California.
The vote was 6 against 3, Stenger and Butler
being absent. This action with regard to the
railway act was on the ground that under the
organic law the territorial Legislature assembly
had no power or authority to grant special
privileges. Both the majority and minority
reports will be made to the House.
The committee of ways and means to-day
agreed to report favorably Representative
Burchard's bill to promote refunding of the
national debt and the loan of savings to the
United States for that purpose.
The Senate committee on Pacific railways
gave a hearing to-day to R. T. Spofford, upon
the bill looking to the completion of a Southern
Pacific railroad by extension to El Paso, of the
Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio railway,
there to connect with the Southern Pacific rail
way of California. The San Antonio company
do not ask for a land grant, or for an endorse
ment trf bonds, but that a contract may be au
thorized whereby the war department shall
make advances as the road shall be built not to
exceed $15,000 per mile, these advances to be
reimbursed to the government in military
transportation and postal service.
WASHINGTON, March 12.The name of Hon.
J. F. Wilson, of Iowa, haying been publicly
mentioned in connection with the McGarrahan
case, that gentleman to-day informed the Sen
ate committee on lands, if it were thought
necessary, he would promptly appear before
them and make such a statement as might vin
dicate himself from any supposed or intimated
improper connection with that case. He was
informed through the chairman that the com
mittee were unanimously of opinion that there
was nothing in it affecting him, or requiring
his appearance before the committee for the
purpose indicated.
This morning detectives took into custody
Benj. Noyes, president of the Mutual Benefit
Life Insurance company, on a requisition from
the governor of New Jersey, and he was turned
over to officer Long, of Newark, N. J.
The three suits against Gen. Howard so long
pending, came up for trial before the district
court, District of Columbia, Judge Wylie pre
siding, yesterday and to-day, and were all de
cided in favor of General Howard.
It has been stated the treasury department is
discriminating against one and two dollar
notes in the issue of greenbacks. Such is not
the case, as the treasurer issues to any amount
any denomination of notes in exchange for or
in redemption of legal tender or national bank
Customs Investigation.
WASHINGTON,March 12.The secretary of the
treasury has received several complaints from
various western cities of under-valuations and
frauds in the city of New York, which, it is
alleged, have had the effect of discriminating
against direct importations by interior cities,
and like complaints have come from New York
and Atlantic cities, that the law for immediate
transportation of imported goods to ports of
delivery, have been evaded and made a medium
of frauds. With a view to have these com
plaints fairly and fully examined, and the
difficulties corrected, either by change of exist
ing laws, or by such orders as will remedy the
errors and prevent frauds, Secretary Sherman
has appointed a committee, composed of gen
eral appraiser Meredith and special agents
Beach and Hurd, to carefully investigate the
subject. The allegations will be referred to
these gentlemen, and they will visit the prin
cipal cities from which complaints come, and
make full inquiry and report.
The Metal Conference.
WASHINGTON, March 12.Mr. Evarts, at the
cabinet meeting to-day, read a letter which he
had prepared in accordance with the require
ments of the silver bill, which provides that
the President shall invite the governments of
countries composing the Latin Union so-called,
and of such other European nations as he may
deem advisable, to join the United States in
a conference to adopt a common ratio between
gold and silver." The letter was approved by
the cabinet, and will be sent to our ministers
in Europe, through whom its contents will be
made known to the respective European gov
ernments, it being regarded as settled that this
country is to have a bi-metallic standard. The
ministers are instructed to urge the importance
of joining with the United States in the con
ference. 4f
Perhaps it's Bart Presley.
NEW OBLEANS, March 12.At the single
number drawing of the Louisiana State lot
tery to-day, No. 12,998 drew the capital
prize of $30,000. The ticket was sold in
this city, and it is believed, to a visitor at
the carnival.
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Republicans Elect Governor hut Demo
crats Gain L*rgely--Bepubllcan Le
Nearly 2,000Details of the Returns^
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BOSTON, Mass., March 12.Seventy towns
in New Hampshire give Prescott, Republican,
11,770 McEean, 10,766: scattering, 101. The
same towns last year gave Prescott 12,000
Marcy, 10,447 and scattering 106. Repub
lican net loss, 617. The same relative loss
throughout the State will make a choice of
Governor by the popular vote very doubt
ful, and probably throw the election into the
Legislature. i
BOSTON, March 12.One hundred and
twenty towns in New Hampshire give Pres
cott 18.886, McLean, 17,653, scattering G69.
The same towns last year gave Prescott 19,-
269, Marcy 17,149, scattering 183. Repub
lican net loss 1,264 in 120 towns.
CONCOBD, N. H., March 12.The vote of
150 towns and cities give Prescott, Republi
can, 29,342, McKean, Democrat, 26,660, and
scattering, 625. Last year the same places
gave Piescott 30,329, Marcy 23,931, scatter
ing 309 Republican net loss in these places,
1,930. It seems certain Prescott is elected
governor and that the Republicans carry the
House and Senate and council. The Repub
licans claim Prescott elected by
2,000, and the Democrats concede
him from 1,000 to 1,500 majority.
The Republicans claim the House by not
less than 50 majority, which will probably
not be far from right. They also deem they
have carried eight out of the twelve Senator
ial districts. Of the counties the Republi
cans carry Rockingham, Stafford, Hillsboro
and Sullivan, and the Democrats, Belknap,
Carroll, Merrimack, Grafton- and Coon.
Horace O'Brien, Republican, was elected
Mayor of the city to-day. Eighty towns
still to hear from.
BOSTON, Mass., March 12.The following
is the vote of the principal cities and towns
in New Hampshire for Governor: Concord,
Prescott, 1,854, McKean, 1,423 Nashua,
Prescott, 1,169, McKean, 1,323 Portsmouth,
Prescott, 1,032, McKean, 972: Dover, Pres
cott, 1,138, McKean, 930 Keene. Prescott,
840, McKean, 561.
BOSTON, March 12.Returns from New
Hampshire to 9 p. m., indicate the election
of 80 Republicans and Go Democratic mem
bers of the Legislature.
HANOVER N. H., Maich 12.The greatest
excitement ever known in Hanover over an
election occurred to-day. Objections to
ex-United States Senator James W. Patter
son caused a bolt of a portion of the Repub
licans, who united with the Democrats for
his defeat. Patterson was declared elected
by one majority. Prominent Rep ublicans,
who counted the votes with the officials,
claimed a mistake of one in the first count,
and demanded a recount. This was refused,
and Patterson was declared elected.
California Municipal Elections.
SAN FBANOISCO, March 12.In the city
election at Oakland yesterday a large vote
was cast. The workingmen elect all their
candidates except superintendent of schools
and city marshal, by a small majority. The
fight was between the workingmen and Re
publicans, the Democrats fusing to some
extent with the latter party. In the munici
pal election at Salinas the citizens' party
elected the whole ticket except one council
man, a workingman.
The City of Chicago Being Out of Money
Reduces its Fire Department and Police
ForceInjunction to Restrain the Pay
ment of the Outstanding Indebtedness.
CHICAGO, 111., March 12.The appropria
tion bill passed by the city council having
become a law through the failure of the
mayor to sign or disapprove, and the greatly
reduced appropriations for the departments
which it contains, has compelled the mayor
to give notice of contemplated j$duction in
the various branches of the city government.
In the fire department, four chemical engines
and two or three steamers will be dispensed
with and the force reduced by 100 or 120
men. The police department has
already lost nine and will soon
lose .some seventy-five men,
patfolmen, while the heads of some squads
will be removed, and the pay of three sta
tions will be closed. The insurance agents
manifest considerable interest in this move
Henry W. Fuller, a large real estate owner,
to-day filed a long injunction to restrain the
collection and payment of all outstanding
city certificates issued since 1870, amounting
in all to four millions: also lestraining any
future issue of any sort of certificates. The
main reason for granting the injunction is
that the limit of indebtedness was passed by
the city in 1870, and has never been made
good since.
Brother Journalists Testifying Their Re
spect for the Late Chas. L. Wilson.
CHICAGO, HI., March 12.A meeting of
city journalists was held at the Grand Pacfic
hotel, this afternoon, to take appropriate
action on the death of Charles L. Wilson,
late proprietor of the Evening Journal. It
was very largely attended by the most prom
inent gentlemen of the profession. Ex
Lieutenant Governor Bross presided, and
remarks were made by Mr.Bross,Lieut. Gov.
Shuman and R. E. Matteson, of the Times-,
A. B. Hesing and Elias Colbert, of the Trib
une, Frank Gilbert and others Wm. Henry
Smith and Collins Shackleford. Elias Colbert
and 0t. B. Armstrong were appointed a com
mittee on resolutions, and their report was
adopted, after which the meeting adjourned.
Salaries of Pennsylvania Railroad Officials.
PHILADELPHIA, March 12.The annual
meeting to-day of stockholders of the Penn
sylvania railroad company was numerously
attended. Mayor Stockley presided. Dur
ing the reading of the report many ques
tions were asked in explanation and were
answered by Col. Scott. He said his Salary
was 24,000 a year, since the reduction. The
Vice Presidents got $10,000 and $12,000
other officers from $10,000 to 2,000, and as
sistant presidents $4,000. Col. Scott
thought the purchase of the Empire trans-
portation company a profitable investment
and was confident the purchase money could
be paid off in four years. The old Empire
company made lots of money and he be
lieved the Pennsylvania company would
make money out of it.
A^arriage in High LifeProbably Fatal
AccidentNo Bail for Boemer, the Biga-
mistFollowing Horace Greeley's Advice.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
WraoNA, Minn., March 12.Charles H.,
son of Hon. H. W. Lamberton, and Miss
Maud Smith, step-daughter of Judge
William Mitchell, were married here this
afternoon, and immediately started on a
train to California to visit the bride's re
A Mr. Phillips, an old man, seventy-five
years old, residing in the suburbs of this
city, had two ribs crushed by the kick of a
horse, and lies in a critical condition.
Roemer, the poligamist will lie in jail nn
till the 25th, when his trial begins. He
could not furnish the $5,000 bonds required.
There is a large emigration from this vi
cinity to the Western end of the Winona &
St. Peter road in search of new lands, It
is estimated that at least three hundred peo
ple will go from this city alone during the
The Wisconsin Legislature.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.
MADJBOJV, March 12.In the Senate this
morning a joint"reso1uiirou'*Torlfcifr'iBai,
journment on the 20th, was concurred in.
Bills passed for the punishment of persons
using fenced or unfenced railroads as public
highways enabling corporations to mciease
their capital stock prescribing license fees
of insurance companies relative to removal
of causes from Chippewa to Taylor county
creating the department of insurance. Bills
were concurred in amending the charter of
Ean Claire reducing the price of swamp and
overflowed lands in La Crosse county cod
ifying the school laws: relative to breeding
furred animals.
The school book bill, with amendments,
was made the special order for 11 a. m. to
the tesolutions accepting Edgewood, was
concurred in. Col. Calkins' old claim wab
made the special order for this evening.
The Senate had a session at half-past five so
as to allow committees to report.
The Assembly at the session this evening
killad the claim of Col. Calkins for three thou
sand dollars interest on an old claim, by a tie
vote 46 to 46. The bill incorporating the citv
of Two Rivers was passed.
Nominations and Confirmations.
WASHINGTON, March 12.The President has
nominated Robert M. Reynolds, of Alabama,
first auditor of the treasury Robert P. Ken
nedy, collector of internal revenue, fourth dis
trict of Ohio and Naval Constructor John W.
Eastley, chief of the bureau of construction
and repairs and chief constructor, with the
relative rank and pay of a commodore.
The Senate to-day confirmed Wm. A. How
ard, of Michigan, Governor of Dakota, and
James E. Simpson, collector of internal reve
ue for the third district of Iowa. Postmas
ter, E. Kirk, Sioux City, Iowa United States
marshal, Alex C. Botkin, Territoiy of Mon
tana. A War Vehsel Ordered in Haste to San
NEW YOBK, March 12.A Norfolk dispatch
stated that the United StateB steamer Ply
mouth, now under repairs, has orders to put
to sea as soon as out of the machinist's
hands, deferring all other repairs until her
return. The Plymouth goes direct to San
Domingo, the disturbance there having
caused the American consul to be impris
oned and the interests of American citizens
to be imperiled.
The Fire Last Night in Jersey Citj.
NEW YOBK, March 12.The fire which
started last evening in No.." Provost street,
Jersey City, burned five houses and made
about one hundred persons homeless. The
breaking of a ladder probably caused James
Eilleen and John McGinnis, firemen, to be
fatally injured.
The loss by the fire early this morning at
174 Fulton street, New York, was $32,000
mostly covered by insurance.
Terrible Colliery ExplosionLarge Loss
of Life.
LONDON, March 13.A terrible colliery explo
sion occurrd in Unity Brook pit, Kearsley, near
Bolton, yesterday afternoon. The mouth of
the pit was blocked until 6 o'clock, when the
explorers succeeded in entering. At last ac
counts they had found 16 corpses. About 40
men were working in the pit at the time of the
explosion, and it is certain all perished.
Iowa Legislation.
DES MOINKS, March 12.In the House this
afternoon the bill providing for the taxation of
telegraph lines was passed, ayes 84 nays 8.
The question of prohibiting the sale of ale,
wine and beer, came up again in its regular
order, and the bill was defeated, ayes 38, nays
52 so that question is settled for the session.
The grand jury of New York city has in
dicted Madame Restelle.
A Havana telegram says the surrender of
insurgent chiefs and followers still continues.
Two very distinct shocks of earthquake
were reported from Milford, N. H., yester
The Acton powder mill, near Marlboro,
Mass., blew up again yesterday, killing two
The brush company's factory at New Haven
has been burned by an incendiary. Loss
$25,000: no insurance.
The prohibitory liquor bill was defeated in
the Massachusetts House yesterday by 118 to
Argument in the Anderson case was conclud
ed before the supreme court at New Orleans
yesterday. Decision will be rendered on the
The steamer Remus has sailed from New
Haven for Constantinople with a cargo of
cartridges and cartridge machinery.
The boy Charles Welch alias Patton, who
shot and killed young McAdam, a playmate,
at Philadelphia Monday, has been arrested.
A. N. Robinson, who was treasurer at the
time of the robbing of the Clermont county
treasury at Batavia, Ohio, some months
since, was, yesterday, arrested for the crime.
The Farmers & Traders Bank of Lexing
ton, Ky., suspended payment yesteiday. Its
stated loans and discounts aggregate $200,
000, but the deposits do not exceed $80,000.
Prof. John Brainerd, formerly of Cleve
land, died in Washington Monday night,
aged 70. He went to Washington during the
late war to take a position in the patent
office. ff A^collision of coal trains on the Reading
road, near Pottstown yesterday, resulted in
wrecking thirty cars and killing John A.
Cummiaky, fireman, and severely wounding
two others.
Two children named Wood were fatally,
and two others seriously burned at Harris
burg yesterday morning by an explosion of
coal oil, with which the oldest, aged 11, was
ighting a fire.
l^=..*& r"
Russians Drawing Their Lines Nearer the
Bosphorus and ConstantinopleAustria
Prepared for War If NecessaryEng
land and Austria to Unite in Cer
tain EmergenciesRussian Declaration
Against Submission of Al the Points of
the Treaty to the CongressThe Khedive
as a Repudiator.
LONDON, March 12.A dispatch from
Constantinople reports the Russians have
occupied Wekerkevi half an hours' march
from Budulsdere on the Bosphorus. They
also occupy a majority of the villages
around Constantinople, and continue ad
vancing toward the city.
Bucharest papers mention a rumor that
Germany and Austria would consent to the
retrocession of Bessarabia if the mouths of
the Danube were left in possession of Rou
VIENNA. March 12.At the sitting of the
sub-committees of the Hungarian delegation
to-day, Count Andrassy stated that the gov
ernment had been, throughout, disposed to
trality of Roumania. Herr Wafcnnsn pre
tested that the Hungarian delegation was not
ruled by a warlike feeling, but it calmly and
steadily declared its readiness to enter upon
war, if unavoidably necessary. Several mem
bers expressed concurrence in this view.
LONDON, March 12.Count Andrassy yes
terday told a Hungarian delegation what he
understood by Austrian interests, and what
changes could not be permitted. "This por
tion of his statement is kept secret but it
is said to have caused a great sensation* A
dispatch from Pesth says, Count Andrassy
assured the delegation that in the event of
certain contingencies, a convention between
England and Austria was ready.
PABIS, March 12.The Republiqw Fian
cainc states that Lord Derby told Count
Schouvaloff, the Russian ambassador at Lon
don, that England would not attend the con
gress unless the entire treaty of San Stefano
was submitted and that Schouvaloff, after
consulting Gortschakoff, replied that Russia
would consent to the congress itself deciding
what points ought to be examined.
VIENNA, March 12.The sub-committees
of the Hungarian delegation to-day unani
mously adopted a motion to grant the credit
of 60,000,000 florins asked for by Count
HAVANA, March 12.The insurgent chief
Aquirro with one hundred and fifty persons,
with sixty arms belonging to the Colon and
Sagua districts, capitulated on the 9th inst.
at La Encruir Jada.
LONDON, March 12.In answer to an in
quiry in the House of Commons this after
noon, Sir Stafford Northcote said the gov
ernment has not heard that the Russians
were entrenching lines on the peninsula of
ROME, March 12.The new cabinet is not
yet formed. The chief difficulty is assign
ing the fortfohos of foreign affairs and war.
LONDON, March 12.The trouble touching
Egyptian finances mentioned in a Paris dis
patch is that the Khedive shows a disposi
tion to refuse to carry out the agreement by
him with the English and French bondhold
ers through Goshen and Gosbert. It has
been apprehended for some time the Khe
dive contemplated following Turkey's exam
pie by entirely suspending payments on her
foreign debt. He, however, disclaims such
intention, and has empowered Col. Gordon
to constitute a commission with himself at
the head, to make a thorough examination of
Egypt's financial condition in order to ascer
tain what is the extent of her ability to
meet her creditors' claims. Goshen has
protested personally to the Khedive and in
the public prints against the proposal to
depart from the terms of the agreement
with the bondholders.
ST. PKTKB&BUBG, March 12.'he Journal
De Si. Petersburg declares untenable the re
ported English demand that all the points of
the treaty should be submmitted to Con
gress. Jf the mission of the congress is to
result in peace, subjects of a European
character and which might lead to an excit
ed but resultless discusssion, must be set
LONDON, March 12.In the House of
Commons to-night, the motion of Ashley
censuring Layard, British ambassador at
Constantinople, in connection with the affair
of Negroponte, the correspondence was re
jected by a vote of 206 to 132.
PABIS, March 12.A special from Con
stantinople states the Sultan has summoned
Prince Hassan, of Egypt, to Constantinople.
It is said the prince is implicated in the con
spiracy of Sulieman Pasha. Cheyf Pasha
is going to Constantinople to intercede for
him. It is expected Sabdoulla Bey, late
ambassador at Berlin, will be the second
Turkish plenipotentiary to Congress.
BELGRADE, March 12.Seven thousand
men of the Servian army of the Drina, have
been disbanded.
LONDON, March 12.Verner Brothers,
stock brokers, have failed with, it is stated,
liabilities heavy and assets small. They
were bears of a large amount of consols on
British railway securities. The Timet says
they entered on large gambling in hope that
the country would rush into war, and the
past fortnight's rise proved too much for
them. Should the rise continue more col
lapses are probable.
The coal owners association of North
Yorkshire and South Derbyshire have deter
mined to reduce wages 1% per cent. This
determination effects between 25,000 and
30,000 miners.
Manufacturers in the north of England
iron trade are demanding a reduction of
wages from 10 to 17 per cent. It is be
lieved the men intend a ^general strike.
1 The Silver Dollar Coming.
PHILADELPHIA, March 12.The director of
the mint in this city has received instructions
from the secretary oi the treasury that he may
pass over the counter at the mint limited sums
of newly coined dollars injexchange for their
the independence, but not the neu-
tm 6
un t
na 8 from 10
tolTOdoW For this purpose there will be
operintendent to-morro
*J,0UU dollars in new coin.
The object ouf is to allowth
5? ir^'J^
thirty thousand dollars.
all who may rthiPecimen
new silver
dolto. Thefestof new wasthus struckroff
"mouncoins coined fa is
The Country for 530 Miles Buried in Snow
Entire Embargo on Travel and Outdoor
Operations Since Thursday LastLoss of
Many Lives Already Reported and Many
Additional Casualties AnticipatedMany
Thousand Head of Stock Perish.
Lifting of the Union Pacific Snow Blockade.
CHETEKNK, W. T., March 12.The snow
blockade on the Union Paciflo is raised. As
sistant General Superintendent J. T. Clark,
from the east, and. General Superintendent
Davis, met in the long cut east of this city at
noon, and cleared it, when two trains, which
in anticipation had started from Sidney, soon
passed through, arriving here at 4 and 5 p.
m. Two more will arrive at 11 to-night.
The combined forces of these two officers
proceeded westward, and notwithstanding
the immense drifts, succeeded in clearing
ewary obstacle, some of the cuts being 25 to
30 feet deep, and to-night they metthe party
from the western division at Sherman, and
leave a clear track from Omaha toOgdcn. To
make assurance doubly sure their respective
trains will pass over the ground early in the
morning, and subsequently all the delayed
trains will start from Cheyenne to Laramie.
Passengers from the train which hud so long
at Antelope, state that they had an abundance
of provisions, and were well cared for by the
railway people, whom they gave credit for spar
ing neither money nor labor to get them to
their destination. The others at Laramie, of
course, had plenty.
The Colorado Central and Denver Pacific ars
still snow bound, the former with fair pros
pects of clearing the track to-morrow, their
train having returned to Denver awaiting that
event. Telegraphic communication is open
northward to Custer, which reports four feet of
snow between that point and Deadwood. The
recent storm was as severe at Fort Mackinney
Fetterman, Laramie, and along the route to
Deadwood, as in this vicinity, and freight
trains have lost many head of stock frozen and
The Dody of Jack Lindsay who perished in
the storm on Pole Creek 18 miles north, was
brought into this city to-night. There are stall
many persons missing, and it is impossible to
conjecture as to their safety.
SHERMAN, Wy., March 12On Thursday about
midnight a storm of snow and wind set in
covering the entire country from Green River,
Wyoming, to North Platte, Nebraska, a dis
tance 550 miles, which proved to be by far
the severest storm known since the con
struction of the Union Pacific rail
road. The storm continued without
abatement until Sunday morning, making it
impossible for persons to go out without al
most certain death. Since the storm subsided
the bodies of a number of persons have been
found who died from exposure. Two soldiers
perished between Fort Russell and Cheyenne, a
distance of three miles. Four men with ox
teams were caught 16 miles northwest of Chey
enne. Three of them reached the railroad Sun
day, terribly frozen, and will probably lose
their feet. The fourth man and cattle per
ished. Three ranchmen were fonnd dead a
short distance north of. Cooper lake. It
is probable this is only a small
part of those that have died from the effects of
of the storm. One ranchman lost 10,000 sheep
near Egbert station. Many other cases are
reported of loss of stock. The snow is drifted
in immense piles wherever there is any place
to form a drift. Every cut in the railway track
was filled with snow, and the sand sheds wers
also full. The railway company had their
forces out before the storm subsided Sunday,
and have been constantly at word with four
snow plows at different parts
with all the men they could
work. The different forces met at this point
to-nigbt, at 9 o'clock, having cleared 550 miles
in less than three days. All the trains will be
immediately started, and no rnrther detention
is anticipated. The passengers were all located
where they could be well fed and taken care
of, and those who have been located where
they could see the progress of the storm and
the efforts made to open the road, accord the
railroad officers and men the greatest praise for
the results accomplished.
John Morrissey Dying.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 12.Hon. John
Morrissey has had a relapse, and it is believed
is in a dying condition.
The Opera House Entertainment Last
It is to be hoped that the audience at the
Opera House last evening did not represent
the exact fraction of the populace who prefer
true music to noisy clamor if so St. Paul can
no longer claim to be musical, for where there
should have been, from the merits of the per
formance a crowded house, there was not much
more than half an audience. But that those
who were psesent were appreciative of the
highest inspirations of divine art, was apparent
from the just bestowal of applause. To criti
cise Madam Rive-King is out of the question
to lavish high sounding enconiums is but to
gild gold. It is sufficient to say that Beethoven
is grander when interpreted by herChapm
more dreamy and beautifulLiszt more bril
liant. Nor was there the chance for the acri
monious critic to turn from the infallible
musician and attack the instrument, which
possessed all the requisites of full, delicious,
powerful tne, with softness and quick re
sponse to the most delicate touch.
There is something in Miss Whinnery's voica
which at first is hardly pleasant or satisfactory
to the cultivated ear, but it is a voice which
improves with acquaintance. It possesses some
very rich notes, and seems to gain in freshness
as it is used.
Her second number, "1 Most 8ing," was ren
dered with a finished style and sweetness that
surprised the audience, who awarded her an
encore. But perhaps Eckert's Swiss song was
more appreciated by the audience, and the\
were not satisfied till Miss Whinnery replied to
the demand for the encore she choose Robin
Adair, and sang it with much feeling, using
the tremolo most delicately and skillfull
Mr. Buckelew was well received, and his song
"Labor and Best," was greatly applauded.
The concert from the first number to the last
on the programme, was a musical feast, which
was appreciated to the utmost by the select
audiencean audience very different in tons
from the crowd usually attending a variety
show or sensational drama.
White Bear Lake Open.
Navigation on White Bear Lake has been re
opened. On the afternoon of the 10th a boat.
from "Dunn's" was rowed to the island. In
view of the fact theftbat ice is usually safe for
teams a month later in the season, the occur
rence seems worthy of note. It is doubtful if
the lake was ever before crossed by a row-boat
during the month of March. If this weather
should continue, the hotel men will have to
hunt up their fishing tackle, lemonade glasses,
and things.
Visitor* from St. Louis.
Mrs. Charlotte Smith, the editor and pub
lisher of the Inland Monthly Magazine at St.
Louis, and Miss Harriet L. Dalsen, are paying
a visit to St. PauL They propose to give a
sketch in the inland of notable persons and
things in and about St. Paul. The Inland i*
an ably conducted magazine, and any "writing
up" which these ladies may do will) attain
wide^fame and circulation by insertion in ite^.^p
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