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Kebutting Testimony
It Don't Help Much.
It is Insubordination
To Make a Complaint
The Church Calumny.
Committee Adjourns
Meet Again in July.
"Globe" Appreciated.
[Special telegiam to THE GLOBE.]
ST. PETER, March 2G.The Senate investigat
mg committee met again* this morning at 9
o'clock A. M. Before the arrival of witnesses a
general coversation was entered into. It wag
of general opinion that the work given to pa
tients at the asylum, so far from hurting them
was not even sufficient. Mr. Doran said he
always felt depressed when he noticed the
listless inanition of the patients. In other in
stitutions such as the penitentiary at Stillwater
the busy industry pursued by the inmates
gave an air of liveliness and health, which is
sadly missing in St. Peter's institute. It
would be better, he thought, if there were
more stir and bustle. The life is so mono
tonous that it can but weigh heavily upon
minds already depressed and shattered. And
there is an appearance of sickliness in all
the patients quite remarkable, as
though the patients were only half fed. The
doctors hold, it is said, that this sickly appear
ance is caused solelyor in many instances at
leastby mental derangement being exactly the
reverse of the old adage"a sound mind in a
Bound body."
The first thing inquired into this morning
-was the death of a patient who had escaped
from the asylum, jumped through a window
into a saloon, and cutting an artery with the
glass bled to death, it was said by some through
neglect. The first witness called was
I am 45 years old lived in St. Peter 21
years remember a man from the asylum get
ting into my house it was March 11th, '75 at
3 o'clock a. m. heard a noise adjoining my bed
room my door communicating with sitting
room was open was scared closed the door and
locked it, pushed the bedstead before it called
my hired man took out the window, got out
doors and saw through the window a man in
the room wading in blood He was in his shirt
sent for police by the time the police came
'the man was dead he had cut an artery in the
leg by jumping through the window, and had
bled to death they held an inquest at noon
the nett day did not know he was a patient at
the asylum till Dr. Bartlette came he said the
patient was reported missing at 1 o'clock after
the inquest the asylum people took him away.
By Mr. DoianWhy did it not get into the
papers at the time?
Ans.Did not think the papers had anything
to do with it.
Mr. D.Did the asylum people say anything
about keeping it quiet?
Ans.Think Dr. Bartlett asked the Tribune
not to publish it.
Mr. D.Who paid youdid any one?
Ans.The asylum people gave me $50 I
did not try to publish it much don't know the
man's name had my damages made
out $60 they offered me $25 they settled, a
year after, by giving me $50 the room waB
15x12 blood was on everything there was no
carpet on the floor the damage was in breaking
the windows, bloodying the floor and wall, and
breaking a leg from the table it was fifteen
minuteB before I raised the alarm I did not go
in till the police came then the man was dead
he had bled to death.
At this point, Senatois Kice and Edgerton
withdrew, and started off in a carriage to hunt
up some evidence, thinking it better, before
putting the State to the expense or subpoenaing
witnesses, to ascertain, first, if they had any
thing to tell.
By request of Dr. Bowers,
Have visited the asylum often for the last
year am a physician since 1854 have had op
portunities of observing hospitals of all kinds
have frequently visited Minnesota hospital for
insane during tenyears in December last, had
special opportunity of observation, in the ab
sence of Dr. Bowers went there day after day,
by requst of Dr. Bowers and trustees Drs.
Bartlett and Bowers weie then in Minneapolis,
subpoenaed on the case of KateNoonan visited
daily for seven days visited the temporary
building in the morning, and in the afternoon
the principal building Mr. Betts accompanied
meat the lower house no complaints were
made to me about Betts one morning a patient
complained of being abused complaint was
made against an attendanteither Turner or
Swensen, could not say which another attend
ant said they were rather rough next
was the morning before Dr. Bowers came back
patient had been injured he complained I
told him to wait till Dr. Bowers got back Swen
sen and Tui ner were not there a month after
heard they were discharged have heard no com
plaints about food patients appeared as though
well cared for this was the general remark of
all visitors who have been there with me have
had opportunity of visiting the kitchens in
both institutions: saw the food before being
cooked, while cooking and when taken out my
impression is it is very liberal and good in qual
ity remarked especially the neatness of every
thing in those departments heard of no com
plaints in the permanent building.
Know A. Herberg he was attendant at the
asylum Herberg said he would try to get every
thing out of Betts he could, and then complain
at the office he said he saw a girl in his room
he could seewhat kind of a man he was I said
he is a married man and she a single girl she
would not want to have anything to do with
him he Baid he wanted to get all he could
against Betts Herberg came into the kitchen
often he would stop and fool I didn't like it
very much he would joke about Beits I did
not like that did not think that was nice I
would like to tell about that meat and manure
we had corn beef *whendinner was over then he
sent a pan down, in it was some hair and manure
as big as my fist I thought he put it in for a
joke afterward I saw he was honest about it
and asked him, he said he did not see it at
first: it was wrapped in the skin I did not
think it was so I was assistant cook at the
time my partner could swear it was not in the
meat whenBhe put it in to boil the patients
might have put it there have been in the in
stitution five and a half years one rule is we
leave the key in the office when we go oat.
By Mr. DoranDo you conform yourself to
the rules and get permission from the officers
to go out?
Ans.It is not a fact that I go out and re
turn at unreasonable hours.
jyjr# D,We have evidence to that effect.
Dr. B. (interrupting)You cannot have evi
dence of that against this witness.
I work at the hospital have worked there
three years worked first in the kitchen since
then worked in laundry eat at table with Tur
ner, Gustavson and others there were quarrels
at table many times Mrs. Turner generally
started them whatever she heard Bhe would
tell at the table very bad towards Mr. Betts
towards the last, sometimes he would answer
back there were Norwegian, Swede, German,
Irish and English sat at the table Gustavson
would sometimes speak badly to Betts the
last month he was very bad
they were always good friends, Gus
tavson and Betts, till the petition
was got up my husband was asked to sign pe
tition he refused, saying if he could not get
along quietly he would leave never heard any
thing said at table against Betts till the last
month one Sunday when it was Turner's time
to stay in the house I asked him to send me a
man to fill tba tank Turner refused to send me
a man had to do it myself.
Miss Levin said Herberg told me he thought
my partner wanted to poiBon us with the tea.beyond
He thought the tea was just awful he thought
there must be poison in it.
The witness testified that he was frequently
called in consultation. He dotailed a very pe
culiar case, which proved to be an ovarian
Dr. Bowers rose to explain some few points.
He said (reading from notes) in regard to the
discharge of Swensen and Turner, it was not
for making complaint, bat for general insubor
dination and general inattention to duties
Swensen we did not think a goed man he was
too impulsive and, as Dr. Daniels said, abused
patients Turner was discharged for indolence,
Betts finding him asleep when he should be at
tending to duties I have caught him asleep.
By Mr. EdgertonIf you knew they were
getting up a combination to get another man
out of employ should you not think that suffi
cient ground to discharge them
Dr. B.I should it would be insubordina
tion. They were discharged on the superin
tendent's order, that if they were discharged
the others would go on with their duties.
By Mr. RiceIf you and Dr. James joined in
a letter to get Dr. Bartlett discharged, you
should be discharged?
Dr. BowersYes, we should be insubordi
nate. It would be subversion of all discipline.
To Mr. DoranCould not imagine any case
where men had not aright to get up a petition
to remove a tyrant.
To Mr. EdgertonThink it was not right to
make a demand and after investigation it was
found that Betts was a proper man.
Messrs. Bice and DoranNo investigation
was made. They should have sifted it out but
they did not.
Here an argument ensued between Messrs.
Edgerton, Rice and Doran.
Mr. RiceThis is only a matter for consider
ation by the committee.
Mr. B., continuing, referred to the case of
McDonald said if he was left to himself he
would have starved to death weeks before.
To Mr. DoranThese cases are sometimes
common we have sometimes half a dozen who
have to be fed at other times we have none
we have none now they have delusions we
know these delusions are temporary, and if we
can sustain life till the delusion leaves
they will recover Dr. B. always
feeds with the tube if the wedge is
used the supervisor (Betts) has to do it
if with a spoon, the attendant does it with
regard to giving medicine, the evidence made
it appear that it was done carelessly there are
some patients will ask for medicine others
think they need none, and need it most, and
the wedge has to be used they will even spit it
out in the case of Harry Roberts, from Shak
opee, said to be kept in the hospital not insane,
and that he never had been, the history is re
corded in the case book, and. can be read by the
committee he has been in twice the last time
on the 1st of October came in a melancholy
state is much better, but not wholly well.
The threats made against Betts was the next
thing alluded to by the doctor GustavBon, he
Baid, had admitted them the doctor had heard
them make the threat that they would get
Betts out if it cost all they had this was after
they were discharged could not say who he
heard make the threats but they showed the
malicious disposition of the discharged men.
Questioned about O'Connor, the inmate who
was a witness to the death of McDonald. The
doctor said he was unreliable as a witness.
Mr. W. Tarritan re-called said he wanted to
make some alterations in this report of his
statement He did not think he had said any
thing against Betts, for he always liked him.
The secretary read the evidence from his notes,
which showed no material difference from the
GLOBE report, which was only fuller than that
of the secretarythe latter showing distinctly
that witness said Betts was generally disliked.
"Patients don't seem to like him is a little
better than he was three months ago is not BO
cross is overbearing," etc. This is from the
secretary's notes.
The witness explained to your correspondent
that he thought his name and evidence would
not be published. Betts had been going for
him because of what he said. He thought it
hard that he should be annoyed he wouldn't
have said anything if he knew his name was
going to be published.
The committee adjourned till 2 o'clock.
Second Dispatch.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Sr. PETEK, March 26.This morning's session
was devoted entirely to the other side of the
question, and witnesses were called to explain
away and in a measure impeach the evidence
given by former witnesses. Whether these
were successful or not the readers of the GLOBE
will be able to determine.
principally represented the asylum, and called
and examined his witnesses. The committee,
of course, as an investigating committee, desir
ing to get at the bottom facts, should do, acted
most fairly, and gave every latitude to both
witness and examiner. This afternoon the
committee did little, as it had been pretty gen
erally understood this was the last session for
some time to come, and your correspondent
was not surprised when he was told by the
chairman, Hon. Mr. Doran, that the investi
for the time being, and that the committee did
not intend to examine any more witnesses till
they again assembled some time in Jnly. The
committee then
to discuss the mode of action for the future,
but just prior to doing so, the record, a journal
of the asylum, was handed in, which had been
^sent for by them so that they could inquire
into the case of
or J. L. Goodrich, as it is entered in the journ
al. Rumor stated that this man was sent here
sane and well to keep him out of a more de
grading prison house that of a penitentiary,
The record showed that he had been in the
asylum four and a half months that he had
been duly and legally sent here, and he was re
puted to have a tendency to suicide. Case not
understood. Discharged as unproved.
by witnesses who had been examined, with
mileage. They had uniformly charged $3 per
day, and 10 cents per mile for traveling ex
penses from their actual or supposed homes.
The committee did not allow these bills, but
Bimply held them over till their next meeting,
or the conclusion of the investigation. One
man, who had been
yesterday at $20 per month, who had come up
and remained in the court room perhaps an
hour, earned three dollars for one day's atten
dance and travelling expenses. It was suggest
ed by some one in the room that it was well that
the committee adjourned till after spring, so
that these men could apply themselves to use
ful labor, getting in the crops. If the investi
gations had continued a few weeks, St. Peter
would have been literally besieged by this ele
at the rate of three dollars per day. Two of the
nijjiiirinij, wyuipii
members of the committee leave here by the
Winona road at five o'clock. The chairman,
Hon. M. Doran, has to go to Omaha, and the
othera will leave to-morrow. In reference to
the congregation are more than pleased that
the matter came up. It has been hanging over
their heads for years, since the church was
bnilt. Insinuations have been made, and some
times assertions, too, and the people, who have
built a fine edifice, in whichtoworship the
in their own way, feel bitterly the pointed and
malicious slanders which double-tongued scan
dal has circulated, and when to-day they read
the GLOBE, which, acting upon the motto of
justice to all and favor to none, showed so
plainly that the stone and timber steal was
They were more than satisfied, and pleased
measure, at the GLOBE man's judgment
and just estimate of church property, which
brought the subject up, and caused the inquiry.
When the train arrived with the GLOBE to-day
they were eagerly seized by the populace, and
the large edition sent was exhausted in a short
time. A large number-have given their names
to your correspondent as yearly subscribers.
The people here, as elsewhere, appreciate enter
prise and merit.
He Stands on His Bights and Refuses Evi
dence Until Liberated as PromisedKelly
Appeals to the Attorney General in His
NEW YORK, March 26.In the suit to-day be
fore Judge Potter in the supreme court, of
Waterbury vs. the City, on the old grading and
filling contract for $50,000, Wm. W. Tweed
was taken to court as a witness for the city.
He declined to answer, and in explanation read
a paper stating that by the advice of counsel
he would give no further evidence or informa
tion for the State or city until the promise
made by officials of both to liberate him, on
the conditions of giving testimony, be fulfilled.
NEW YORK, March 26.Comptroller Kelly has
sent a communication to Attorney General
Fairchild, urging the release of Wm. M. Tweed.
Kelly says his promise to Tweed that the late
attorney general would release him, if he would
make a full confession of MB misdeeds and
surrender of his property, induced
Tweed's confession and his proffer of
surrender of his property. He states
that the late attorney general promised
him (Kelly) he would discharge Tweed if he
complied with these demands. As a citizen,
Kelly says he feels that the State is being dis
honored by this breach of trust, and he believed
Tweed's further detention was neither benefi
cial to the State, as an example to evil doers,
nor serviceable to the city. Tweed's testimony,
Bays Kelly, in the suits against the city involv
ing millions of dollars, would be very impor
tant,but he refuses to testify unless discharged.
Annual Election of DirectorsNew Fund
ing Scheme Adopted.
PHiLADELPHiA,March 26.The stockholders of
the Pennsylvauia railroad manifested a deeper
interest to-day in the funding scheme than in
the election for directors, although there was
quite an active contest and considerable
scratching. The polls opened at 10 o'clock and
closed at 6 o'clock. The ticket nominated by
the stockholder's committee, was as follows:
Thomas A. Scott, Josiah Bacon, Wistar Morris,
John M. Kennedy, Samuel W. Felton, Alexan
der Biddle, Parker Hartridge, Henry
D. Welch, Henry M. Phillips and
D. B. Cummincs. This ticket, termed
regular, was successful. The highest one on the
ticket had voted for him 479,276 shares, and
the lowest 420,049 shares. Thomas Potter, who
submitted a minority report on the funding
scheme,, received votes representing 66,652
shares, and A. J. Derbyshire, a director last
year, and whose name was taken off the stock
holders ticket, was complimented with votes
representing 46,314 shares. The funding plan
was approved for adoption.
William Flemnnng, injured by the explosion of
the steamer Magenta, died Monday night, making the
fifth death. Burkhard Constant and two boys are
missing since the disaster.
A Petersburg dispatch says the arrest Saturday of
the four New York robbers has already resulted in
the recovers of Mr. Young's bonds to the amount of
Advices from a number of localities in the Ohio
valley and lower lake region indicate that owing to
the fact that there had been no rains the past week
or more the severe cold weather Sunday night and
Monday has not utterly destroyed the fruit crop, as
was feared, at least in the Ohio valley. In the north
ern portions many instances the crop is seriously
J. M. Hocker, broker, Lexington, Ky., suspended
yesterday. Liabilities, $132,000 assets, $75,000 to
$80,000. Logan Hocker has also failed. Liabilities,
$60,000 assets, $20,000.
Edward Hanlon has arranged a match with Fred.
Plaistes, of New York, May 15th, in Toronto bay, fof
$1,000 a side, two miles straight away.
A fire in the officers' quarters at Fort Adams has
caused a loss of $25,000.
A meeting of the Methodist ministers of the North
west was held at Chicago yesterday, and a report sub
mitted by the management of Garrett Biblical insti
tute, showing that the endowment fund comes some
$250,000 short of maintaining the institution. A
committee was appointed to consider a plan for rais
ing the deficit and report to a subsequent meeting.
George Roberts, president of the Hartford, Ct.,
carpet company, is dead.
Lockwood, Brooks & Co., book publishers, Boston*
have suspended. Liabilities, $120,000.
The Fall River, Mass., operatives are urging the
manufacturers to reduce the hours of labor instead
of wages.
John Ennis, of Chicago, began a walk at Buffalo,
N. Y., yesterday, of 400 miles in 128 hours.
The United States ship Supply with exhibits for the
Paris exhibition, arrived at Havre, Saturday.
A dynamite explosion occurred at the Powder
river water works fine, Baltimore, yesterday, instant
ly kilning Michael O'Rourke, one of the workmen,
and fatally wounding several others, among them
John Lyon and Patrick Oalligan.
The first annual bench show of dogs, under the
auspices of the Massachusetts Kennel club, opened
at Boston yesterday, About seven hundred speci
mens are on exhibition, embracing entries from all
parts of the United States, England and Canada.
There was a large attendance of visitors.
Governor of Utah.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 26.The friends of
Gen. P. Connor are uniting in an effort to
secure his appointment to the position of Gov
ernor of Utah.
The preduce exchange of this city have writ
ten a letter to representative Davis, asking his
influence to that end, and communications have
been forwarded to the President by Governor
Bradley, and ex-Governor Blaisdel, of Nevada,
urging his appointment as eminently a fit one.
Railway Freights.
CHICAGO, March 26.Representatives of lead
ing Eastern lines met to-day,andafter dividing
into committees and examining figures of
freight shipped over their lines during late
years, agreed on a percentage of the apportion
ment of freight to each road which they would
carry out of St. Louis, Indianapolis, Chicago
and Cincinnati and intervening points. The
schedule will be completed, and, it is believed,
with entire harmony, to-morrow morning.
Weather Indications.
WASHINGTON, March 27.Indications for the
upper lake region, Upper Mississippi and Lower
Missouri valleys, partly cloudy weather, with
occasional rainy areas, colder northerly winds,
and rising barometer, preceded at the south
and east stations by warm southerly winds and
falling barometer.
Organ for the Nationals.
CHICAGO. 111., March 26.The Telegraph, a
morning penny paper published in the interests
of the National party, has been started here, the
first issue appearing to-day.
The Philadelphia Fire.
PHILADELPHIA, March26.The Loss caused by
last night's fire at Fourth and Cherry streets is
estimated at about $800,000.
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And the English Press and People Getting
Decidedly More WarlikeLittle Hope
Left of a CongressAnstria's Variableness
a Disturbing ElementGrand Duke Nich
olas Visits the Sultan in MateLittle Serrla
BelligerentNew Annexation Scheme
Bussla Believed to be Getting Beady for
LONDON, March 27.The Post says another
vain attempt has been made to induce Russia
to acknowledge some responsibility towards
Europe. Her reply is invariably, namely,
"You have full liberty of appreciation and ac-
tion." The Leader concludes that, should con
gress fail, some means may yet be sought for
establishing a real or pretended agreement. It
is not probable it will be found, and, unless
Russia yields, the'storm which is brewing will
break out.
A correspondent at Berlin stats that an ap
parently inspired article in the Belin Post just
ifies England's demand and declares that Rus
sia should be wise enough to be moderate.
LONDON, March 27.A Vienna dispatch,says:
Gen. Ignatieff mission is to complete negotia
tions for a scheme of parallel annexation,
which has already found favor at headquarters
here. Austria demands Bosnia, Herzegovina,
northern Albania, and a portion of Macedonia,
including Salonica. Russia objects to the an
nexation of a portion of Macedonia, but this
difficulty is by no means insurmountable. Gen.
Ignatieff will go to Berlin on leaving here.
Russia, by the advice of Germany, is conciliat
ing Austria, and disregarding England.
is believed that Russia is preparing for
war with England. Two hundred thousand
men of the Russian landowich were called out
Monday.. The Journal de St. Petersburg de
clares Russia will not endure a position oblig
ing her to maintain her armaments indefinitely.
The Berlin Post remarks that the collapse of
the Congress would enforce such an attitude on
both Russia and England.
LONDON, March 27.A special from Pera re
ports the Sultan received Grand Dnke Nicho
las with the utmost courtesy and cordiality,
Diplomatic relations between Turkey and Rus
sia have been renewed and Gen. Nelidoff has
been appointed Russian charge d'affaires at
The following is from St. Petersburg: Those
having direction of affairs here appear to have
very little hope of a solution of the present
dead-lock, and although the holding of con
gress without England would have the advan
tage of isolating her and consolidating the
triple alliance, it is regarded most probable the
congress will not met at all. The whole ques
tion seems to be sinking from the sphere of
reason to that of passion.
A Berlin correspondent says the Austrian
idea of the congress without England is being
discountenanced by France and Germany. It
is possible only the three chancellors will meet
in Berlin, but even this is yet improbable.
Germany is sure to take no proceedings against
ROME, March 26.The forthcoming encycli
cal of Pope Leo XLU. will dwell upon the de
sire of the Papacy to unite with Italy so as to
secure a position better suited to its ccclflsiws
tical character.
LONDON, March 26.The final answer from
St. Petersburg to England's question whether
the entire treaty of San Stefanowill be submit
ted to the congress is anxiously awaited. The
Times expresses an opinion that the more pru
dent Russian statesmen, even the Czar himself,
ought to be ready to smooth the way for as
sembling of the congress. The contention of
our government is justified in substance by
Europe, and though the remaining objection is
not one which ought to be fatal, it is by Russia
rather than us that the objection ought in strict
justice be removed. The preponderating opinion
at the capitals of the great powers seems
to be that Russia will refuse and that this will
render the situation very critical, in conse
quence of the presence of the British fleet in
the sea of Marmora and a portion of the Rus
sians about Constantinople, but that if no un
forseen incident or complication arises from
those circumstances war may be avoided, and
after a period of suspense damaging to all the
powers, a French proposal for conference of
congress will be brought forward under differ
ent forms with hope of success.
The position of Austria is a source of much
anxious curiosity. Semi-official organs have
declared the treaty of San Stefano utterly un
acceptable, but the fact is equally certain that
Austria does not support England's demand
concerning the form of its submission to the
congress. Various explanations of the latter
feature of Austria's policy are given. A Vienna
correspondent says: "A reconstruction of
the triple alliance is preparing for the purpose
of opposing the British policy." To this end,
says the correspondent, Russia is offering Aus
tria every concession, and he believes the negraceful
gotiations will undoubtly succeed. From
other advices this seems an exaggerated pro
Russian view, Austria's objections are to the
whole^treaty of San Stefano.
Another Vienna correspondent Bays: "This
government seems to be of the opinion that the
difference remaining between England and
Russia are those of form rather than of princi
ple, and ought not to be a bar to the meeting
of the congress. Sir Henry Elliot, the British
ambassador, had a long interview with Count
Andrassy by appointment, and in all probabil
ity there was an exchange of ideas on this sub
ject of paramount importance. There is no
doubt Russia is making a strong effort to
avert the possibility of an Anglo-Austrian al
liance before giving England a final answer.
The government storehouses are so crowded
with material under recent contracts that stor
age has been secured in warehouses at the Vic
toria docks and other wharves.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 26.Grand Duke
Nicholas accompanied by 12 Russian generals,
proceeded to-day in the imperial yacht Lividia
to Dolmabagetche palace, where he was receiv
ed by the Sultan, surrounded by his ministers
and Osman Pasha and other generals. The
Grand Duke conversed with the Sultan 20
minutes. He then went to the Beyler palace,
where he was visited by the Sultan 45 minutes
later. The Grand Duke and-his suite next
proceeded to the former Russian embassy, in
front of which the Russian eagles were dis
played. The Grand Duke will Bleep on board
the Lividia to-night and take luncheon with
the Sultan to-morrow. It is said, the Grand
Duke, referring to the Porte's apprehensions of
a possible Anglo-Russian conflict, expressed the
hope that congress would effect an agreement.
LONDON, March 26.In consequence of the
friendly remonstrances of the Russian authori
ties the Turkisk forces evacuated Ruyukdere
and occupy Warlak. Wranja, evacuated by the
Servians, has been occupied by the Russians.
The Turkish inhabitants have sent an ad
dress to Prince Milan asking for annexation to
Servia. If that is impossible, they beg per
mission to migrate into Servia. They are
resolved not to remain in Bulgaria.
PARIS, March 26.The budget committee of
the Chamber of Deputies has unanimously
rejected the Senate's amendments to the
The Temps believes the congress has failed in
consequence of England's refusal to partici
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pate. France stipulated from the outset that
she would only take part if all the signatory
powers were represented.
The Soir states the council of ministers has
renewed this resolution.
ROME, March 26.Minister Cairoli in the
chambers to-day set forth the programme of
the new ministry. He said among other things,
it was their intention to maintain Italy's neu
trality in the present foreign unpleasantness,
and to reduce some of the taxes pressing the
heaviest on the poor. The speech was much
That Ower True Tale finally Reaches a
Chicago Paper.
The GLOBE last week recorded the sad ex
perience at Madison, Wis., of Ginty and
Sackett, two well-known men in that State.
Ginty bought np an edition of the Chicago
Times sent to Ean Claire and Chippewa
Falls, but secured the wrong edition. After
the GLOBE had made the matter public, the
Times copied our article with some slight
variations, and lest Ginty may buy np that
edition (March 3) also, we re-produce it be
low, head-lines and all:
The Loves of Two PairTwo Men of NoteTwo
Dashing GirlsA MasqueradeThe Galleries
Brown CurlsBright EyesTwo Fools
Among the WiseA "Mash" is MadeA
TheatreAn Upper RoomOystersWine
Warm Hearts and Ruby LipsVOWBA Splen
did TimeOatsideA Jealous LoverLad-
derSorry SightAlack-a-DayA Summons
Old Man ArrivesThe H1 to Pay.
Incidentally, it may be remarked that
there are no two men who command a
greater popularity in Madison to-day than
two well-known representatives of the Leg
islature and of the press respectivelyone of
whom, Senator "Hobe" W. Sackett, from
Berlin, is accredited with having saved the
biennial bill, or rather defeated it, and thus
gained the heart of Madison on behalf of its
favorite ^annual" session. The other is
Gen. George Ginty, of Chippewa Falls, an
accomplished journalist, president of the
State editorial convention, and, as is said
generally of him, "a good fellow."
Oh that this little narrative could stop
here! But it cannot, for the feverish pulse
of all masculine and feminine Madison
won't let it, The little city has had its sen
sation and it is rolling it like a sweat morsal
under its corporate tongue. And yet it isn't
much, after all, but it is a great thing for so
cruelly pious and pure a place as this little
capital on a hill by the side of the inland
sea. And Madison winks and blinks and
looks wise the women with a "don't-touch-
me" air, and the men with an affectation of
profound mystery and silence, and an actual
eagerness to cackle as loud as a squad of
lame ducks.
participated in by just four parties, and
which was suddenly and unceremoniously
interrupted by a fifth who certainly was
neither expected nor wanted. It culminated
one Monday evening not long ago, and ever
since male and female Madison has been
agog with the story. The narrative certainly
has its dramatic elements and is quite a ro
mantic little affair, the moral of which should
be to teach susceptible Senators, editors,
merchants, clerks, boarding-house keepers,
lobbyists, and all the good fellows who are
prone to be found about a State capital to
avoid making charming acquaintances and
to quaff their "extra dry" and eat their oys
ters at home.
The first chapter of this "o'wer true tale,"
as the story is told in Madison, opens with
the gay and festive scene at a masquerade banking and currency, to-day, held a general
consultation concerning the counting or weigh-
ball at the Turner hall. Thither, enticed by
the fascinations of the mazy dance, went
the cranberry Senator and some other Sena
tors, and thither also went a charming young
lady, the daughter of a leading and wealthy
citizen, and who is "so sweet and fair of
face and so superb of form," that for the
past few years she has reigned an undisput
ed belle and rendered half distracted the
young elite of the masculine half of the
town. Her escort was one devoted swain, a
passive victim to a consuming fire that re
newed itself perpetually from the lustre of
her eyes. He was in love he was jealous.
At this ball a susceptible Senior an
the darling beauty met, and
the result was mutually so agreeable that the
next morning the young lady visited the
senate galleries accompanied by an equally
fair and attractive companion. When beauty
and chivalry meet, the result is difficult to
bet on, and the result in thiB instance was a
temporary forgetfulness on the part of a cer
tain Senator and boon companion of his,
who happened to be in town, of two vacant
chairs, one in a little town in the northern
part of the State, and the other at another
little town npt far from it, and they, like
many other and greater men, followed too
closely the suggestion of Tom Moore, who
advises that when we are far from the lips
that we love, we had
The meeting ended in an engagement for
the theatre and a meeting that evening. Af
ter the performance it was but natural and
that the gentleman should propose
the customary refreshments, and accordingly
a well-known restaurant was sought, but it
was crowded, and the party concluded that
they would improvise one of their own.
This is where the blind little cupid made a
mistake for once. One of the gentlemen
had a key to the office of a professional
friend, a lawyer, and to this-^oom the con
genial and careless quartet repaired, and in
it oysters and wine were served and a merry
supper indulged in.
There was nothing particularly wrong
about all this perhaps, certainly no sufficient
precautions could have been taken to con
ceal it, for as events proved, mounted on a
ladder placed against the rear of the house
and glaring into the room, through the un
curtained windows, the blinds of which were
not drawn, was the too faithful, jealous, and
vengeful lover, or his agent. He fairly
gloated over the scene within the lighted
room and vowed to see the thing through in
a manner that neither the Senator nor
editor would enjoy. Descending from his
elevated perch with the deftness of a cat and
the agility of an antelope he quickly sped to
the handsome residence of the first young
lady and informed
The latter gentleman took in the situation at
a glance, and, with the assistance of her ver
satile and ready friend, he proceeded to the
spot. Mounting the stair, he reached the
room and knocked on the door before he
opened it. Voices immediately responded,
and before the gentleman could answer the
inquiry, "Who is there? with the quotation,
"It is I be not afraid he stood in the room
in full view of the astonished quartet, the
ladies of whom were his handsome daughter
and her equally charming companion.
Neither of the male members of the quar
tet had anything to say.
So startling an apparation finished them,
and with confused and rapidly-uttered "good
nights," they begot themselves to the congen
ial atmosphere of their hotel, while the
young ladies were returned to their respec
tive nests by the indignant and thoroughly
practical papa.
Thus Madison has its sensation, and is
tickling its sides over the discomfiture of all
the parties, ata great rate.
Presses are wqirb very short in front.
The Charges Betas True, No Attempt to
Deny Them Will be Hade-G. W. 8cho
Hold, Pa., Nominated for Register of
the TreasuryBUI Repealing the Bank
rapt Law-MiseeUaMoos Capital News.
Mum** the Word.
WASHINGTON, March 26.A number of mem
bers of Congress, friends of the President,called
upon him this morning with reference to the
speech of Senator Howe. They*' all expressed
more feeling in the matter than the President
himself, and suggested that the speech be an
swered, fearing that to permit it to pass in
silence might be an admission of its entire
truth. The President took a different view,
placing himself on the ground that what he
had done in the way of official action was
based on his sense of right without thinking
for a moment what might be the result as af
fecting him personally. He was opposed to a
public response, preferring that his acts should
be the best interpretation of his motives and
principles. He had
and with this he was content, no matter how
others with prejudiced minds might view his
conduct. All would recollect, he said, how bit
terly Senator Howe had denounced President
Idnooln toward the dose of his first term, and
how others sought to prevent Tenwiln from,
being nominated for a second term, but not
withstanding all this, he was renominated, and
became more popular than ever, the people
having become better acquainted with him and
appreciating his conduct more. President
Hayes was perfectly willing to be judged by
the same tribunal. The President does not
appear in the least disturbed by Senator Howe's
speech, believing time will fully vindicate
Among those who called were Senators
Matthews, Hoar, Cameron, of Wisconsin, and
Ferry, and Representative McCook, of New
Bankrupt Law Repeal.
WASHINGTON, March 26.The bill reported
by Senator Christiancy, from the judiciaiy
committee, to-day, to repeal the bankrupt law,
is as follows:
Be it enacted, See., that the bankrupt law, ap
proved Mareh 2d, 1865, and all acts in amend
ment or supplementary thereto, or in explana
tion thereof, be and are hereby repealed pro
vided, however, such repeal shall in no manner
invalidate or affect any case in bankruptcy in
stitutedand pending in any court, prior to the I distance below Red Wing. By this time, the
day when this act shall take effect but as to all
such pending cases, and all future proceedings
therein, the acts hereby repealed shall continue
in full force and effect, until the same shall be
fully disnosed of, in the same manner as if
said acts had not been repealed.
Silver Production.
WASHINGTON, March 26.Messrs. French,
Linde & Gillfillan, commissioned by the secre
tary of the treasury to take charge of the pur
chase of silver bullion, announce that they have
on hand sufficient to serve the purpose ofthe
dollar coinage for several weeks, and will not
negotiate for silver for some weeks, unless the
market should fall to such a figure as would
make it advantageous to the government to
purchase. They also announce that arrange
ments are about completed in the Philadelphia
mint which will enable the government to pro
duce there next month two million of silver
dollars, the minimum amount required to be
coined in any one month under the law.
The Coin.
WASHINGTON, March 26.The committee on
ing of coin in the several assistant treasurer's
offices and other depositories of the government.
It was thought proper that the counting or
weighing at the New York office should take
place at all points where the government has
large coin deposits. The secretary of the treas
ury will, by invitation, appear before the com
mittee and give his views concerning resump
tion and cognate matters.
The Tariff Rill.
WASHINGTON, March 26.The tariff bill, as
originally reported by the sub-committee, has
been materially changed in parts by the full
committee. The average reduction on some of
the schedules of the present tariff is 4, 20 and
25 per cent, and on metals only 4 per cent. It
is Representative Wood's intention to address
the House Thursday next, when the bill comes
up for consideration, when he will fully ex
plain the effect of the bill on the revenue
should it become a law.
WASHINGTON, March 26.The Senate finance
committee to-day decided to recommend the
passage of the House joint resolution extend
ing to three years, the time for payment of
taxes on distilled spirits. Several members of
the committee reserved the right to oppose the
measure in the Senate.
The House judiciary committee to-day
agreed to report favorably the Senate bill an
nulling the act of the Wyoming Legislature
creating anew judicial district in that Terri
tory and assigning Judge Peck thereto, the new
district containing very few inhabitants and af
fording practically no business.
Ex Representative Glen W. Schofield, of
Pennsylvania, will be nominated by the Presi
dent, to be register of the treasury in place of
Honorable John Allison deceased.
Subscriptions to the 4 per cent, loan to-day
amounted fo *172,000.
The House committee on naval affairs have
agieed to report favorably the bill limiting en
listments to 8,250 in the navy.
The House post-office committee to-day prac
tically agreed to strike out of Waddell's bill
providing for the classification of mail matter,
the clause prohibiting express companies carry
ing mail matter, official and second-class.
The Senate finance committee to-day voted to
report ravorably the nomination of R. M.
Reynolds, Alabama, to be first auditor of the
The President has nominated G. W. Scho
field, of Pennsylvania, register of the treasury,
vice Allison, resigned.
The eabinet to-day considered whether the
brevet rank should or should notbe conferred
on majors. The general understanding seemed
to be that the rank should only be conferred in
A telegram at the interior department reports
Gill & Platz and A. J. Perkins, who claimed
over three-fourths of 98,000 logs seized in Cala
mine parish, Louisiana, and intervened for in
the suit of the United States vs. Joseph Hamp
ton, et al, confessed judgment. All the defend
ants except one have confessed judgment.
Secretary Schnrz was not able to go to his of
fice to-day, but is now out of bed. His trouble
is overworkover 15 hours daily labor.
The House committee on Indian affairs have
agreed to substitute the Senate bill in the
House, authorizing the President to make
treaty with the Ute Indians of Colorado, they
surrendering their reservations in Colorado and
to concentrate on one reservation on the White
Store Traveling Comforts Between St.
Paul and St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Mareh 26.President Washburne
and General Freight Agent Bode, of the Min
neapolis railway, has been here to-day and ar
ranged with the officers of the Chicago, Bur
lington A Quincy road to put on a through
Pullman sleeper train from here to St. Paul
and Minneapolis via the two roads mentioned
above and the Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern line. The fifst through train will
leave here April 1st, This arrangement is de
signed to compete with the through trains of
the St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern rail
road, which goes upon this side of the Missis
sipi river.
Arrival of the Children of the Unfortu
nate Man Who Died at the City Hos-
pitalBrief Sketch of an Erratic Life
How Anthony Burke Re-Enacted in
Modern Life the Story of Enoch Arden.
The GLOBE of yesterday morning announced
the arrival in this city of a young lady, the
daughter of the poor, unfortunate man whose
death from a fall down the bluff, back of the
Adelphia saloon, has already been recorded,
and the same issue contained also the follow
ing telegram from Hastings, which had been
received at the hospital subsequent to Burke's
death: "Please telegraph me the names of
some of your children. (Signed) MARY BCBSE."
Ascertaining that the young lady was still in
the city, a GLOBE representative, in view of the
equivocal nature of the telegram above quoted,
called upon her at her hotel, last evening. Miss
Burke was found with her two sisters and two
brothersthe whole constituting a very inter
esting family group. The three young ladies
were well dressed, refined, evidently well edu
cated, and withal decidedly good looking, with
all the ear marks of good breeding and correct
Miss Mary was the speaker of the party,
and explained the nature of her telegram above
quoted, by saying that it was so framed for
the purpose of identification, and that, of
course, when it was forwarded she was not
aware of his death. If she had received an
answer giving the names of her sisters and
brotbersv-orsemens: them, she would have been
assured at once that it was indeed her
long lost father whom she had
been so long vainly seeking.
She explained further that her father's name
was Burke instead of Burg as published, and
that this circumstance had tended to mislead
her. Upon receiving the reply to her telegram
she had oome direct to the city, and on visiting
the hospital fully identified the remains as
those of her father whom she parted with in
Red Wing some five years ago. Ascertaining
these facts Bhe returned home and came up
again yesterday afternoon with her sisters and
brothers. She had Btopped at the hotel at
which her father had Btopped, to ascertain as
much as possible about him, his movements
aad the circumstances which had resulted in
his untimely death.
Her father, she said, was about 57 years of
age and had come to this country from Italy.
He was however, a German by birth, and on
coming to this country went to St. Louis where
he married. He was a carpenter by trade, and
shortly after marriage, removed to Le Clair,
Iowa, and thence to Davenport and again to
Fountain City, Wis., whence he came to Min
nesota and settled at Prairie Island a short
roaming disposition inherent in her father had
so far developed that it seemed to him a sec
ond nature. About this date too, family jars
between husband and wife became
somewhat frequent, and nine years
ago, he disappeared. Three years
afterward he turned up again to find that his
wife had in the interim, Becured a divorce and
married a Mr. Peter Nadig who lived in that
neighborhood. A second living prototype of
the immortal conception of England's Poet
Laureatean Enoch Ardeu in spirit and in
act, he declined to disturb the domestic har
mony which he knew to reign supremo in that
home, andonce more started out on his roving
career and finally died a terrible death in St.
Paulhaving in the meantime visited all the
more important cities and towns in the State.
Once only had she seen him and that was five
years ago in Red Wing. At the time he left
home on his wandering career he had a family
of six children all of whom with one excep
tion are still living. During all his roving ca
reer he was always in condition to take care of
himself, and worked steadily at his trade. SBe,
Miss Mary had lived for some years in Hastings
while Misses Tillie and Carrie, and the other
children had remained with their mother.
She had brought up her sisters and brothers,
she, said, that they might be present at the
funeral which takes place at the church of tho
Assumption, in this city at 8 o'olock this
morning. The body will be taken to the
cemetery of the church and there interred.
Miss Burke has given her personal attention
to the matter, and by her own exertions and
filial spirit, has been enabled to pay the last
sad rites to her unfortunate parent in a man
ner which reflects the highest credit upon her,
and which entitles her to merited commenda
tion. The hour for the funeral has been fixed
at 8 o'clock to enable them, after the last sad
rites are paid, to return on the 11.22 train.
The unfortunate man whose full name was
Anthony Burke, it maj be hero stated, just
prior to his demise, spoke to the hospital at
tendants of being the owner of landb in Kansas,
but on account of his extreme weakness noth
ing definite conld be ascertained. His children
know nothing of this, and of course would be
glad of any information tending to establish
this fact.
Attempt a Lynching, but are Frightened
Away by a Plucky SheriffRighteous
Hanging in South CarolinaOther Crimi
nal Matters.
TOPEKA, KB., March 26.About 25 men ap
peared at the jail in this city at 2 o'clock this
morning. Only two entered at farst, one of
them stating he was sheriff of Wabaunsee coun
ty, and had prisoners to pat in. The jailor did
not know the sheriff and told him he could not
come in, and refusing to leave, he commenced
to fire on him. Immediately about twenty men
poured into the jail and a good many shots
were fired on both sides. One of the assailants
was carried off wounded and the party retired.
There are various theories as to their inten
tions. It is generally believed that they were
after True, the murderer of llev. Walpole, in
Pottawattomie county. True is in lail, his
trial having gone over at the late term of court.
It is believed the mob intended to get and hang
NEW YORE, March 26.John Roberts, Wm.
Bartlett and Geo. Martin, charged with robbing
Warren Lane, cashier of the Planet mills,
Brooklyn, Saturday last, were identified more
fully to-day. Keeper Sheolin, of the peniten
tiary, recognized Roberts as having left the
penitentiary two weeks ago. He was sent up
for robbing the Williamsburg bank.
This afternoon the police arrested the re
maining two men concerned in the robbery.
Three have been positively identified. The
fourth is held awaiting further developments.
NEW YORK, March 26.Dexter McCreary and
Fortune Bush, colored, were hanged at
Barnwell court house for the murder of Stephen
Enckles, his wife and two children. After kill
ing the parents the murderers fired the dwell
ing and the children were burned to death.
St. Louis Billiard Tournament.
ST. LOUIS, March 26.The game in the bil
liard tournament this afternoon was between
Schaffer and McCreery and was won by the
former by a score of 600 to 314. McCreery re
ceived 10 per cent. odds. Winners average 19
11-31, losers average 10 7-15. Schaeffer's
highest runs 135, 184, McCreery's best runs 42,
and 62. The game to-night was played by
Slosson and Gallagher and resulted in favor of
the latter, the score being 540 to 375, Gallagher
receiving 10 per cent. odds. Winners average
12 22-31 best rons 87, 56, 48, 63, 105, losers
average 1015-36, best runs 85, 51.
No BlameWages Reduced.
LONDON, March 26.The coroner's inquest
has found th?t the loss of the Eurydice was ac
cidental, no blame attaching to any body.
The colliers of Dean Forest have received no
tice of a 6 per cent, reduction in wages. The
owners of South Yorkshire and North Derby
shire collieries, have accepted the compromise
proposed by the men, and wages have been re
duced 5 per cent, instead of 7%.
Sherman's War On His Neighbors.
CLEVELAND, O., March 26.The large boot
and shoe house of Smith, Dodd & Co., made
an assignment to-day. No statement of the
condition of the firm has yet been made.
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