OCR Interpretation

Daily globe. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1878-1884, April 10, 1878, Image 1

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025287/1878-04-10/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

WASHINQTO^, April 9. Senator Morrill re
ported from the finance committee a bill to re
pair and put operation the mint at New Or
le ms. Placed on the calendar. Senator Mor
rill uaid it JS tho opinion of the committee
this would afford all needed additional mint a
nhtir a.
TUP general dimcien^ bill was reported and
placed on the calendd'.
Spnator Ftrrj introdured a bill to regulate
ompensation to railroads for hanspoitation of
mans. ferred.
The Senate passed bill to provide a code of
nt rm leKuLitiond.
The biJl for the telief of W. C. Snyder, of
Illinois, was passed. Also a bill to provide for
a public building at Kanba* City, Mo., passed.
On motion of Senator Teller, the bill to an
thon^e the consti uction of thf narrow gauge
railroad fiom Bismaick to the Black Hills, was
taken up and considered. A large number of
amendments, including the cutting off of
branches and striking out the woids "narrow
gauge," were agreed to. Pending final action,
the morning hour expired, and the bill went
At the expiration of the morning hour, the
unfinished business, the Pacific raihoad fund
ing bill, wab considered, aud Senator Edmunds
advocated the bill of the judioaiy committee.
Senator Edmunds dissented entirely \it
H-natois Matthews and Hill as to the uncon
stitutionality of the pioposed legis
lation. If the corporations should
succeed in breaking down legislation
it this true, it, might be that the
iirne would come when the voice of the people
would be heard, and their affairs placed in the
hands of impartial men. The provision foi
the payment of the obligations of the corpora
tions wan purely an admmistiative act, and. re
quiied a difEeient application from time to
time, as circumstances changed, as now
the roads were built, as new men came
into the directory, oi as stock was run
rip or down by the bulls or beais, jet it was
proposed to bind thehandb of this sovereign acl
mimstiative power behind its back for 22
eau nearly an entire generation. He did not
think the gentleman from Maine, would, upon
reflection, think this was an entirely safe mode
oi ptocediue. He said that it iright happen
the stock should pass into the hands of foreign
holders, who might be-devill the roads, and
bung about a state of things
v. heie theie would be no net
earnings, the inteicst of the fust mortgage
boi.ds would not be paid, and all would go
down in value. Yet the Senatoi liom Maine,
in the innocence of his uatuie, supposing
tn rybody was as honest as himself, would fold
his hands and allow himself to be put in a bag
and placed in custody of the Union Pacific
lailro id.
Senator Blaine ihterrupting.said the Senator,
had leteired to Jay Gould
Senatoi Edmunds said he had not referred to
Jay Gould or any othei individnal.
Senator Blaine insisted that it was a reefr
mct" to a stockholder who held a large quan
iit\ o stock, and who was painted blacker
than he leally was.
Senatoi Edmunds said there were many men
who weie not bo black as they weie painted.
There were Senatois who vveie not as black as
they had been painted. In connection with
tocks he hdd not indulged in any personal ref
'rente^ and rarely refeired to individuals by
Senator Blame proposed to amend his amend
ment so as to lemove every objection to it
raised by the Senator fiom Vermont, by add
ing a piovision that the annual amount to be
Ciid in addition to the ne? earnings and one
half transportation, shall never be less than
t6o0,000, aud nothing herein contained shall be
tonbtmed so as to waive any existing claims of
the government against the loads.
St aator Voorhees advocated the amendments
pioposed by Senator Blaine, and in his remarks
asked Senator Thurman if lie did not consider
th.. the present bill made the government se
cure againbt losb.
Senator Thurman lephed that he did not.
Senator Voorhees asked why then he did not
perfect such a bill as would do so.
Senator Thurman said because he could not
j,ct bin a bill through this Senate.
benator Voorhees went on to declare that he
had, in the reconstruction and other acts of
Congress. (Seen a repeated disregaid of consti
tutional obligations, and contended that the
prebent bill went beyond the constitutional
limitation aB to the right of contract. He hoped
the amendment ot the Senator from Maine
would be adopted. The scenes of the past
eek about this capitol should not be repeated
if it could be avoided. If the bill was not ac
ceptable, let the judiciary committee do its
work over again, and prepare a bill that would
be an acceptable finality.
After further debate, Windom, from the
ojnimittee on the conference bill authorizing
i at secretary of the treasury to employ tem
rar clerkB, reported a disagreement, and
[Senators Windom, Dorsey and Beck were ap
pointed members of a new conference com
The chair also appointed Senators Windom,
llibon and Eaton as membeis of the confer
ence committee on the consular and diplomatic
The chair laid before the Senate a number of
House bills, including that to place the name
oi Gen. Shields on the retired list of the army.
Senator Goidon wanted present action on this
Senator Edmunds objected. He would not
single out a single individual to keep the
House out of its scrape.
Senator Allison advocated the amendment
proposed by Mr. Blaine.
At half past five a motion to adjourn was
made by Senator Patteison and resisted by
Senatoi Thurman. The yeas and nays weie
-rdeie and the vote lesulted, yeas 29, nays, 36.
Senator Thurman then proceeded to close
the debate. He said the bill was not framed
of the idea embraced in Senator
Blai lie's. amendment. That amend
ment proposed to make a law that should
stand for twenty long years, and it proposed to
go faither and sunender the power to alter,
amend or repeal for as many years. The roads
had bought this surrender, but this was the first
time sueh a proposition has been made by a
benator on this floor, or Representative in the
House of Representatives. If the roads could
obtain this surrender, they would give more
than the sum named in the amendments. The
reservation was put in the b-'I to retain for the
government the control overTihe contracts with
taebe corpoiations. Sooner than see it aban
doned he would see the bill sunk to the dept'ns
of the sea.
The* amendment of Senatoi Blaine was then
voted upon and lostayes 23, nays 35.
Senator Thnrman's amendment, providing
for endorsement of the sinking funds bonds by
the secretary of the treasuty, was then adopted.
Senators Sargent and Chaffee stating that it
was evident all amendments to the bill were to
be voted down, withdrew their respective
The question then recurred upon the passage
of the bill, upon which the vote was ayes 40,
nays 19. The vote detail was as follows:
Ardhony, Eastis, Merriman,
Armstrong Garland, Morgan,
Baile/. Grover, Oglesby,
Basaid. ^Hanis, Patterson,
Beck, ''Hereford, Plumb,
B'joru. Johnston, Ransom,
B-nms.de, Jones, Fla., Hotting,,^
Butler, Eernan, Salisbury,
Chrtftiancy Lamar, Thurman,
Cockrell, McOreery, Voorhees,'
Coke, McDonald, Wallace.
PAVIS, (III.) McPherson, Wadleiffft,
Davis, (W. Va.,)Maxey,
Edmunds, AUuum, Eaton,
r. A.
The J.oiig Contest Over The Pacific Kail road
Bill EndedGould and His Lobbj Boated
and the Bill PassedHouse Bill Placing
General Shields on the Retired List Re
ported to the Senate -Republican Objec
tion Prevents Immediate Action 'XJie
Fight Commenced in the House 0\er the
Tariff BillKeuefits of tite Postal Car
Barnum, Ferry, Paddock,
Blaine, Gordon, Randoplh,
Bruce, Hill, Sargent,
Uonover, Kellogg, Saunders,
Dennis, .Vattnetcs, Spencer19.
On motion of Senator McCreery the Senate
took up the bill repealing the bankrupt act,
and pending its consideration the Senate ad
House of Repreaentativea.
WASHINGTON, April 9.Mr. Wright offered a
concurrent resolution proposing to issue $400,-
000,000 of Ignited States notes to be known as
national money. It recites at length the pres
ent business distress throughout the country,
and directs the issue of $400,000,000 in United
States notes to be legal tender for all debts,
public and private, and to be placed in circu
lation at the earliest possible moment. Referred,
Mr. Wright asked to have this resolution
printed in the Record, bat it was objected to
by Mr. Townsend. who said workingmen could
not afford to pay for printing the stnmp Bpeech
of the gentleman.
Mr. Bnckner, chairman of the committee on
banking and currency, reported a bill providing
for the issue of $322,790,810 of treasury notes
for retirement of the national bank notes
which are to be received in payment of one
third of the custom duties. Referred to the
committee of the whole.
Mr. Durham, from the conference committee
on the bill for the employment of temporary
clerks in the treasury, reported that the com
mittee had not been able to agree, the only
point of agreement being on the item inserted
by the Senate, appropriating $20,000 for postal
Mr. Blount, one of the conferees, defended
the action of the House conferees, and argued
that the deficiency in the postoffice department
grew out of the postal car system, which was
one of the hobbies of the postoffice depart
ment, and that the House should not yield in
that matter, but stand by the committee on
appropriations. After some discussion, it was
agreed to, and a new conference committee
On motion of Mr. Ewing the report of the
conferences between the committee on banking
and currency and the secretary of the treasury,
was ordered printed.
Mr. Wood moved the House go into commit
tee of the whole for consideration of the tariff
bill and asked unanimous consent that a time
be fixed for limiting the general debate on the
Mr. Kelly objected to a limited debate upon
one of the most intricate and vitally important
bills brought to the attention of the House.
Mr. O'Neill suggested there should be a night
session of the House held every evening of the
week for the purpose of allowing members who
might desire to make speeches on the bill, to do
so and not take up valuable time of the House.
Mr. Wood withdrew his request for limiting
the time for debate.
The House then went into committee of the
whole, Mr. Sayler in the chair, on the tariff bill.
As soon as the House was in committee of the
whole, Mr. Conger raised the point of order
that bills on the calendar must be considered
in ordei.
The chair overruled the point of order on the
around that tho House voted to go into com
mittee on the tariff bill specially.
Mr. Wood, chairman of the 'committee on
ways and means, then made a long speech in
explanation and advocacy of the bill. In the
course of Mr. Wood's speech he sent to the
clerk's desk and had read a letter from a manu
facturer of bay forks at Jackson, Mich., stating
that industry required no protection and that
it was able to compete with foreign manufac
turers, not only in the home market, but in the
foreign markets.
Mr. Conger asserted the work of the firm was
done by convicts, who were paid at the rate of
32 cents a day.
Mr. Wood, however, declined to yield to Mr
Conger for any further statement on that
Then, 6aid Mr. Conger, I call time on the
gentleman, who is only speaking by courtesy
of the House.
The chairman informed Mr. Conger that
Mr. Wood's time having been extended by
unanimous consent, he was entitled to a
second hour.
Mr. Wood then proceeded with and concluded
his speech, warning opponents of the measure
that if they should succeed in defeating it the
time was near at hand when the people would
not be satisfied with so wild a measure.
Mr. Banks obtained the floor to speak in op
position to the bill, but yielded to a motion
that the committee line. The committee there
upon rise.
Mr. Glover asked unammons consent to offer
a resolution to provide for the payment of a
clerk and experts of his commitee, from the
time of the appointment, to the time of their
being sworn into office, a delay having occurred
through inadvertence, but Mr. White objected.
Additional Appropriation*.
WASHINGTON, April 9.The deficiency bill, as
reported to the Senate from the committee on
appropriations, is amended by the addition of
the following items: For government Insane
"Asylum, $14,583 for mints and assay offices,
$17,600 for survey of the south pass of the
Mississippi river, $7,500 for expenses of ope
rating the Des Moines canal. Mississippi river,
as a free highway, $7,500 for the amount due
the New Brunswick & Canada railroad com
panysjinder the arrangement of the postmaster
general for carrying United States mails, $11,-
935: for taking observations of the total eolar
eclipse July 29th next, $8,000 printing for the
war department, $15 000 Powell's survey of
the Rocky mountains, $5,000 Hayden's survey
and publication of maps, charts, etc., $20,000
miscellaneous expenses of the Senate, extra
session, $14,747 the House deficiency appro
priation for subsistence of the army is increased
by $800,000 an increase of $11,000 is proposed
for work on the capitol grounds, and an ad
dition of $10,000 is made to the House items
for printing for the patent office. The ad
ditions proposed by the Senate committee
aggregate about $680,000.
I?ast Mail Report.
WASHINGTON, April 9.The report of the spe
cial commission on railway mail transportation,
was presented to both Houses of Congress to
day. It is signed by Daniel M. Fox and George
A. Bassett of the postal commission, who re
commended space and speed, instead of weight,
as the basis of compensation, reserving the
privileges contended for by the postoffice de
partment, and giving to the public better mail
facilities than ever before. The expenditures
under the rates recommended will not be mate
rially increased over those of the present year.
The tabulated returns show a variation of
from 2.83 to 1.04 mills in the operating expenses
per lineal foot of the train, while the receipts
range from 3.64 to 10.96 mills, showing that
the profit on some roads where the rates are
low are larger than on other roads where the
rates are high, and therefore the adoption of an
average rate applicable to all lines that would
give to each route a uniform percentage of
profit was impracticable.
The commission say they are convinced that
the postal-car system has become a necessity in
conducting the business of the country, and
that the public at large would demand its con
tinuance, even if the expenses of the govern
ment were largely increased thereby.
The Sinking Fund Bill.
WASHINGTON, April 9.Thnrman's Pacific
railroad funding bill passed by the Senate to
night, makes the Union Pacific and Central
Pacific railroads, pay into the treasury of the
United 8tates, in addition to the whole of the
government's earnings, not to exceed for the
former company, $150,000, and for the latter
$300,000 per year. The government has here
tofore returned all of the government's earn
ings, although one half was due to "the com
panies. The objection made to the bill was not
sa to the amount to be paid into the sinking
fund, but to the other sections of the bill, in
cluding the declaration of the right to amend,
alter or repeal the bill, should it become a law.
Benator Thurman in his remarks to
day explained these sections in a
*-?,i~tni'i*= 4-LK
manner which deprived them, to some
extent, of their objectionable features.
The amount due the companies hereafter
from the government for transportation and
other services, which has heretofore been held
in the United States treasury, without benefit
or interest to the companies, will immediately
on the bill becoming a law bear compound in
terest as a part of the sinking fund, and be
placed to the credit of the two companies,
i^tnf a if..
WASHINGTON, April 9.The Senate committee
on military affairs has agreed to recommend
the passage of Spencer's bill appropriating
$30,000 for a military telegraph from Dead
wood to Fort Ellis, Mont., embracing the line
of military posts on the Yellowstone and Big
Horn rivers.
The Senate finance committee this morning
discussed the House bill to repeal the specie
resumption act, and will again consider the
measure at a special meeting Friday next.
Representative Buckner's bill to substitute
treasury notes for national bank notes, will be
considered in the House April 23d, provided it
does not interfere with ike tariff or appropria
tion bills, or pending special orders.
Secretary Thompson to-day issued his order,
the substance of which has been bertofore pub
lished, to commanders of all United States
men-of-war in the South Pacific waters, con
cerning the cooke trade.
The cabinet meeting to-day was unimpor
The House committee on Pacific railroads to
day directed Representative Chalmers to report
to the House, with favorable recommendation,
the Pacific railroad funding bill, identical in
its provisions with Senator Thnrman's bill, now
pending before the Senate.
Market Firm and Prices Advanced
France and Belgium Good Purchasers.
LONDON, April 9.The Mark Lane Express
says: Wheat is looking well. It has apparent
ly suffered only a temporary check from the re
cent severe weather. Deliveries of English
wheat at Mark Lane, and in the provinces, has
been very moderate, as growers who could af
ford to hold their stocks have done so in the
hope of realizing further advances should the
country become involved in war. As it is,
prices have rallied from two to three shillings
per quarter for English wheat, from the recent
lowest point, but the uncertainty of politics
has caused millers to follow the
rise with reluctance. American wheat is
coming to hand freely of late. Still, the trade
has, for the time being, found sufficient sup
port in disquieting political rumors, to prevent
prices giving way under the weight of supplies.
Monday's business was fairly active, but, al
though a sufficiently stiong tone has prevailed,
the number of sales made since has been de
cidedly limited. Some exception may be made
in favor of Calcutta wheat, which was in better
demand than the other varieties, owing to the
scarcity of good qualities on the spot, and the
impossibility of stocks being replenished for
some time, under which circumstances, prices
may be noted a shilling per car dearer on the
week. Increased strength has been afforded
the trade by the continental demand, which
has continued throughout the week. A con
siderable quantity of Indian and Russian
wheat was taken for French and Belgian ac
The Arion school building at Dundee, 111.,
burned yesterday morning loss $25,000 par
tially insured.
Sexton, the billiard player, was robbed last
night at Hartford, Ct.. of a valuable champion
badge and other property.
The restrictions of the Massachusetts new
savings bank law have been applied to the
Charleston Five Per nt bank.
An explosion of sulphur in the Keystone
mines. Pottsville, Pa., yesterday, killed Thos.
Barry, and fatally injured Harry Brennan.
Ex-Secretary of the Navy, Robeson, has been
taken into the Hunter murder case at Phila
delphia as associate counsel for the prisoner.
The Dominion House of Commons rejected
the resolution to impose a duty upon flour and
wheat imported into Canada. The vote was 28
yeas and 348 nays.
H. B. Tuttle, a highly respected and promi
nent citizen of Cleveland, O., and senior mem
ber of the firm of H. B. Tattle & Co., dealers
in pig iron and iron ore, died very suddenly,
yesterday, of apoplexy.
Bullard, ex-member of the Pennsylvania
legislature from Delaware connty, who escaped
from Sergeat-at-Arms Gaynor a few weeks ago,
has been arrested near Weshoppen, Wyoming
county, visiting relatives.
A fire at Galveston, Texas, yesterday, de
stroyed thirteen frame buildings on both sides
of Market street, between Twenty-eighth and
Twenty-ninth streets. Only one building in
the block was saved. Loss, $50,000 insurance,
The Official Gazette, of Havana, has published
a decree by the captain general, directing, that
in conformity with the proclamation of the
28th of March, the restoration to its owners of
all property embargoed for political offenses
shall begin immediately.
A telegram has been received at Cincinnati,
by Mrs. Vance, from the proprietor of the
Lick House, San Francisco, stating that her
husband, Congressman J. L. Vance, who
mysteriously disappeared from Cincinnati a
short time ago, was there and was insane.
Political Resolutions of the |eir Kngland
Methodist Conference.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 9.The New Eng
land Methodist conference at Westfield adopted
resolutions declaring it the duty of citizens,
and especially Christians, to prevent the eleva
tion of bad men to civil offices deploring the
corruption in society and the prevalence of
communist infidel sentiment, and declaring the
course of the government toward Africans, In
dians and Chinese, to be full of injustice, bad
faith and cruelty. The conference also adopted
a resolution approving fraternal relations with
the Methodist church South, but maintaining
the claim of its own denomination to be the
original Wesleyan church.
Madison Notes
{Special Telegram to the Globe.]
MADISON, Wis., April 9.The annual meet
ing of the board of charities and reform was
held at the capital this evening.
In the supreme court to-day the following
cases were heard: State ex rel attorney gen
eral vs. the Milwaukee, Lake Shore &. Western
railroad company. Petition filed and motion
to commence suit. Motion allowed and leave
granted. Hepler, plaintiff, in error, vs. The
State, defendant, in error. Argued by F. L.
Kennon for plaintiff, in error, and by the at
torney general for defendant in error.
jfhe Case of Ee-Gov. Moses.
NEW YOBS, April 9.Ex-Gov. Moses, of South
Carolina, arrested in this city on the charge of
forgery, was before the supreme court to-day
on a writ of habeas corpus, and the case was
adjourned till to-morrow, to give the district
attorney time to make a return to the writ.
The district attorney received a dispatch from
Albany stating that Gov. Robinson had granted
a requisition, and that the officer having the
papers in charge was on his way to New York.
War Claim Against "Little Phil." S
NEW YORK, April 9.The civil suit of J. A.
Whelan against Major General Sheridan, for
recovery of damages amounting to $120,000, for
the destruction of his plantation in Louisiana,
during the war, has been set down for trial in
the United States circuit court for the 24th
*"s,s inst. i-'-i-mf
rt tie. Weather. jja4
WASHINGTON, April 10, 1 A. u.-~Indicaliona
for the upper Jlississippi and lower Missouri
valleys, the storm centre will move to the
northeastward, accompanied by rain* and fol
lowed by clearing weather, rising barometer,
southwest veering to northwest winds, 'station*
ary or lower tempcreture, o-^
A Decided Pro-Enjlish. Feeling Said to
Be Manifesting ltalf in Constantinople
Russia Falling Back Upon the Safety for
Christians DodgeGermany Declines to
Giie Rouinanla Encouragement, bat
Advises a Direct Appeal to the Czar
Russians in Complete Control of the
DanubeThe Address to the Queen Voted.
LONDON, April 9.In the House of Commons
to-night the debate on the address to the Queen
in reply to her recent message was continued.
Sir Wilfred Lawson, on behalf of the radicals,
moved an amendment of which he had pre
viously given notice, contesting the necessity
of calling out the reserves. The amendment was
rejecteL31 to 64. The Marques of Hartington
W. E. nper,and many other liberals abstained
from vofing. Gladstone and Bright supported
the amendment.
The amendment proposed by Sir George
Campbell, praying her majesty to accept the
preliminary conference suggested by Germany,
and abstain from isolated action, while de
claring England is ready to errpport the other
powers against the spoliation of Ron mania,
was withdrawn.
The address "was then agreed to without
division s_
BEBUN, April 9.Notwithstanding the favor
able reports in the Press, there is reason to be
lieve Bratiano, Roumanian Premier, is dissatis
fied with the results of his visit here, Ger
many declined to use direct pressure upon
Russia for the withdrawal of her claims to
Bessaraba. The government has advised
Bratiano to lay his claims before the Czar,
and endeavor to come to terms by an amicable
ST. PETEBSBTJIIG, April 9.The Journal de
St. Petersburg says: Russia demands that the
benefits obtained for the Christians shall not
be secured by inefficacious stipulations like
those of 1856, but by material guarantees.
Russia cannot accept an ephemeral decision of
a congress, because it would not assure peace.
If Russia be disposed to undertake a settle
ment of the Eastern question, in the sense of
emancipating Christians, Russia will not raise
any difficulties, but discussion of the question
at issue must be inspired by confidence, not by
VIENNA," April 9.The official Wenir Abend
Post states that owing to the ministerial decla
ration made last night in the British Parlia
ment prospects of an assembling of a congress
are again thrown into the back ground.
ATHENS, April 9.Eight thousand Thessalians
from the burned villages in Thessaly have taken
refuge in Greece. They are utterly destitute.
LONDON, April 9.The drift of news from
Constantinople is again distinct!} pro-English.
New objections have been taken by the Turks
against Russian military movements. Russian
garrisons have relieved the Roumanians at
Widdin, Nikopolis and Rhova, and the Rus
sians now hold the Danube from its mouth to
the Servian frontier.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Anril 9.The Russians are
completing the fortifications begun by the
Turks at Schekmedja and Serkos. Fresh pur
chases of arms are being made by the Turkish
war office.
LONDON, April 9.A member of the Berlin
banking house of Mendelshon was in Paris yes
teiday seeking the co-operation of Paris houses
concerned in last year's Russian loan, to place
about three hundred million francs more, but
was unsuccessful.
A St. Petersburg telegram says the feeling
gains ground that some formula will be invented
which will remove obstructions to the assem
bling of the,congress.
LONDON, April 9.-The Pall Mall Gazette says:
'In view of the factious opposition which, not
daring to move hostile resolutions, seeks to
hamper the goveratfcent by such speeches as
Lord Granville's, Lord Derby's, the Duke of
Argyle's and Gladstone's we call upon the
government to dissolve Parliament and thns
terminate the anarchy which has partially
paralyzed it during the last two years."
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
WLNONA, Minn., April 9.Edmund Ryan,
known as Col. Dad Ryan, who killed David
Fields last 'November, and was tried on the
charge of murder, was found guilty of man
slaughter in the fourth degree. The highest
penalty is two years imprisonment.
Michael Denis, the engineer injured in the
Northwestern railroad accident yesterday, is
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
MADISON, Wis., April 9.James Allen and
James W. Wilson, two desperate burglars, were
arrfSled at Boscobeirthis morning, }$ Sheriff
Charlton, for blowing open a safe a week ago,
in a flouring mill, and pillaging a lumber office
at Stoughton, and burglarizing a store atMazo
manie a few nights ago. One hundred and fifty
dollars in cash, and several revolvers, and bur
glars' tools, were found in their possessions
URBANA, 111., April 9.Chapman, the notori
ous land title swindler, who has been lying in
jail here nearly a year awaiting trial on charges
against him, to-day pleaded guilty to five
counts and was sentenced to twenty years in
the penitentiary. He has operated largely in
the northwestern States.
Courting Tinder Difficulties.
[Brunswick (Mo.) Times.]
They were courting under difficulties. It
was in a room through which the members
of the family were continually passing to
and fro.
"Dear Alice," he said, **I cannot longer
labor under the BUS"
(The old man appears.)
"pension of banks is due to the unwise
(Old gent passes on.)
"I was going to say, my dear girl, that I
hope you will promise to be mine, and name
an early day for the bonds"
(Old woman happens in.)
"should never be paid in gold alone."
(Exit old girl.)
"Name the happy day when I may call you
my own, for I cannot believe that you will
think it pre"
(Old man slides in again.)
"sumption cannot be so soon accom
plished." c
(The intruder retires.) -a 4f jw
"I say I can't believe you are entirely in
different to me, but you will soon grant me
the privilege of calling you w"
(Old lady on deck.)
"ife given the financial question much
(Old lady slides off.) J&
"If you love me, just nod your head. You
nod. O, one sweet kiss to peal itone sweet
(Prospective father-in-law.)
"according to eminent ^divines, is^a
myth, a superstition." *j~
(They ware again left alone.)
The old folks conclude that Alice is safe
enough in the company of a young man who
can talk nothing but finance and geology,
and so relax their vigilance,
Endeavoring to Produce an Open Rupturt
With Mr. Mayes.
[Washington Post.]
The main objects of the caucus were, first,
to see how many of the Republican Senators
are ready for an open rupture with
Mr. Hayes second, to adopt some
plan of operations and, third, last
and most important of all, to select an oc
casion for the inauguration of hostilities.
Object number 1, to-wit: the counting of
sore heads, was easily accomplished and the
roster footed up about as follows, under three
Heads somewhat confused, but still
reconciliable 13
LI. Heads badly battered, and requiring a
great deal of the oil of patronage to
heal their wounds 14
III. Heads that have been pounded to a
pulp, and are in consequence raw
all over, rendering cure out of the
question 7
The seven incurable soreheads form, of
course, the most interesting of the three
factions to the readers of a Democratic jour
nal. 'They are Conkling, Blaine, Howe,
Spencer, Hamlin, Ingalis, and Sargent.
The fourteen described as badly battered,
but still within the curative scope of
White House emollients, in the
shape of patronage, are Edmunds, Mor
rill, Anthony, Don Cameron, Ogles
by, McMillaujWindom, Saunders, Patterson,
Jones, Dorsey, Bruce, Mitchell and Ferry.
The thirteen classed as somewhat confused,
but still so as to be about and hopeful of an
immediate recovery, are Hoar, Dawes, Burn
side, Booth, Christiancy, Paddock, Kellogg,
Angus Cameron, Conover, Chaffee, Teller,
Plumb, and, presumably, Sharon.
This leaves one Senator, to-wit: Stanley
Matthews, solid for the administration on all
questions within the purview of the caucus
under consideration that is to say, the ques
tion of the personal relations of the
Senators with Mr. Hayes on the subject
of patronage. This was the only real
question before the caucus. The majority of
Senators participating would doubtless pre
fer to describe the question at issue in other
terms such, for example, as the necessity of
preserving the results of the war, or the
reorganization oi the Republican par
ty. The men must directly, or per
haps it would be better to say most pain
fully, interested in the prevailing state of
affairs are Conkling, Howe, Johes, Ingalis,
and Don Cameron. Sargent's Demo
cratic successor is already chosen, so
that the subsequent proceedings inter
est him no more. The interests of the Sena
tors we have named are entirely personal.
Their terms expire next March, and their
chances of re-election hinge almost entirel
upon the lestoration of partisan harmony
between themselves and the Presi
dent (so called), and the revival of the old
system of employing Federal patronage to
cajole, or Federal prestige to coerce, the
votes of citizens or of legislators. This is a
question of vast importance to the outgoing
Senators, but of no moment whatever to
anybody else.
G-ictny a Meddlesome Eellote a Job in San
[New York Sun.J
The San Francisco Chronicle tells an in
teresting story about the doings of Dr. Lin
derman, director of the mint, in connection
with the mint contingent fund. One Frank
Gassaway held tho position of private secre
tary to William T. Huntington, cashier of
Ja Cooke's Second National bank.
When Huntington died, Gassaway
came into possession of his private
papers. In those papers was evidence
of the connection between prominent Re
publican statesmen and the Boss Shepherd
ling. Gassaway made himself very trouble
some, and it was thought best to persuade
him to leave Washington. Dr. Linderman
got him out of the way by sending him to
San Francisco to take an inventory of the
furniture of the mint, a job for which there
was about as much necessity as there was for
an inventory cf the furniture of the White
House. But Gassaway was impecunious and
dangerous, and had to be provided for. So
he was sent to San Francisco on an entirely
needless errand, accompanied by the follow
ing letter in Linderman's handwriting:
"Our friends have a h11 of a time in get
ting clear of this dd 'ragged-edge chap.' Be
cautious what you do or say to him. Impart
no important matters to him. In other words,
let him alone. Some of the party had to ad
vance his expenses, for I would not pay him in
advance. Your course is clear of all obstacles.
Only take vouchers duly rendered and sworn
to in the usual form. You will aid in serving
some of our big friends, into whose nose this
fellow has in some way nnknown to this depo
nent inserted his hook. This trip is to close
out the whole matter.
"Burn." This peculiar communication was not
burnefL and a/c simile ot it appears in the
Chronicle. Linderman, who showed so
much anxiety to serve his "big friends," is
still director of the mint, and a friend and
confident of John Sherman's.
S. Collins & Co., are to build a four run
flouring null at Windom, this season.
The monthly fair at Carver last Saturday,
was a great successmore cattle and horses
being sold than for several months.
Fair-day at Cokato, Wright county, is the
first Saturday of each month. It is the
great day of the vicinity for the sale of
stock and for general trading.
The railway shipments from Carver last
month included 1,019,050 pounds of wheat,
and 107,500 pounds of live stock. Of the
wheat, 11,800 bushels went to the Minneap
olis mills.
The^lWmer Gopher Arrived at Redwood
on the 30th ult., with a cargo of lumber and
agricultural implements. She was then to
make four or five trips from Redwood to
New Ulm, carrying wheat.
The Hyatt House at Windom, so long and
successfully carried on by Mr. Hyatt, has
changed hands. The present proprietor is
Mr. J. "Warren, formerly of Reedsburg, Wis.
Mr. Grimes, of the Windom House, who has
always been considered the boss hotel man
of the district, will have to look out for his
laurels. However, if the wheat crop this
year is only fair, from the immense quantity
sown, there will be ample business at Win
dom to maintain two good hotels. There
was never more grain sown there than this
year, and the wheat is coming up vigorously
and promises well for a bountiful harvest, if
no peradventures come and destroy it.
-T,.- Fraud Enjoys a Fraud.
[Chicago Times.]
The President's keenest delight is to keep
the word of promise to the ear and break it
to the hope. He tells Colonel McClure, of the
Philadelphia Timet,, that he is proud of the
fact that he has trifled with Congressmen.
Senator Conkling is right in holding no re
lations whatever with the White House. If
McClure'a story is- true, no eelf-reapecting
representative can approach the President
a man who boasts that he listens only to be
traywithout demeaning himseJf,
Srtting the Mens Too Early.
[Hastings New Era.]
H. P. Hall's trumpet, announcing the pre
diction that Thomas A. Hendricks will be
the next President of the United States, has
been heard throughout the land, and already
it is being discussed upon quite extensively
by the Democratic press. Hold on, gentle
men, hens set" so early in the season very
seldom batch their eggs."
A Doubting Thotiuts.
{Stillwater Gazette.J
Hall, of the GLOBE, has got the matter
of the next President figured down fine,
even to the exact minute of the inaugura
tion. In his last issue on Monday, Hall
confidently asserts that in 1,082 days, 17
hours and 30 minutes from half past six
that morning, Hendricks will be inaugurated.
We think so. but guess not.
Hendricks the Next President.
[Red Wing Argus.]
Hall, of the St. Paul GLOBE, has gone
into the prophesying business again, and
says that Thos. A. Hendricks will be the
next President of the United States. It will
be remembered that he made a similar
prediction in regard to Tilden,
and it was verified so far as the
election of his man, but who faded to con
nect when it came time to qualify, as the
prophet made no allowance for the rascally
returning boards of the South. We presume
that Hall has noticed that the Republicans
do not control affairs in the South as much
as formerly, and hence the prediction.
Discounted by the Patriarchs-
TNorthfield Mail.]
The "phophetic soul" of H. P. Hall of the
St. Paul GLOBE, not content with predicting
who is to be the figure-head of the Demo
cratic party in 1880, undertakes to act the
part of seer for the Republican party as well.
[Here follows an article from the GLOBE
relative to Grant's candidacy in 1880.Ed.
If, however, we may be allowed a word in
reference to this prediction, we should say
that it was a much more extravagant flight
of fancy than that which prompted Hall's
prophecy in regard to the election of Tilden,
or his late prediction regarding Hendricks..
Better stick to your calling as quilldnver,
Hall, and not be all the time trying to get
even with the patriarchs of old, they will
discount you every time.
Humorous Stories Told of the Actress Who
Has Played "Topsy" Thirty-fire Hun
dred Times,
[From the New York Graphic.]
During the thirty-five hundred times that
Mrs. G. C, Howard has played Topsy she
has met with many laughable adventures.
It was necessary on one occasion to leave on
a midnight train, after the performance,
for a distant city in which to play the follow
ing Monday night. Hurry as they did, the
curtain fell very late, only giving her time
to seize her traveling cloak and baggage and
reach the outgoing train. With the Eva of
this tour by the hand, and her anxious
Howard, loaded with satchels, the party
boarded the cars while in motion out of the
Mrs. Howard, who had no time to wash
up, attracted little attention, being accepted
as the nurse of the lovely little Eva, but
once ensconced in their "section," the origi
nal Topsy seized a toilet satchel and made
for the ladies' dressing-room. A young col
ored girl, considerieg this a good opportu
nity to get acquainted with the other darkey
nurse, followed her in, and then she beheld
her supposed countrywoman undergoing a
transitionthe inky fluid poured over
Topsy"s face, each time leaving it a lighter
Then the colored girl stopped, not upon
the order of leaving, but left at once, shout
ing through the car, "She's done come
white fo' the Lord dat nigger is all washm'
off! 'Pears like it was de soap. Run, boss,
an' I never will forgin ye. Only get me
some of dat ar soap!"
Thus the excited dusky whooped up and
down the car till every passenger was on end
with curiosity and anxtety to know if a col
lision had taken place, and many a hearty
laugh was had with the quiet little lady, who
had done come white" the night before.
During a long run of Uncle Tom" in an
Eastern city, the family of the gentle Eva
went to housekeeping and during the occu
pation of the elder forces a small boy
brother to Eva (the Eva on this occasion be
ing Miss Lulu Prior)strayed away and was
lost in the strange city. Moving was sus
pended and hunting commenced but the
child was not found. Audiences must not
be disappointed, however, and so the poor
I little sister was forced to array herself for
the part, wash off the tears, and try and for
get that her little brother was lost. But
during the evening the runaway was found,
and the parents, to relieve their little daugh
ter's mind, took him directly to the theatre.
The death scene of Eva was on: Topsy .with
her apron on her head, crouched on the floor.
Seeing, out of a corner, the recovered youth,
Topsy said in a whisper:
"Hold young Nebuchadnezzar up."
Eva lay on the couchSt. Clair bent over
her with the question:
"What do you see, Eva, darling?" To which
the dying child was only to reply:
"Lovejoypeace," and fall back dead
upon the pillow.
Just as Eva raised her head feebly, lifted
her hand, and commenced the broken sen
tence, she spied her refound brother. With
a cry of joy, she extended her little arms to
ward him, and broke out:
"Oh, seehe's found he's there, and I
never expected to see my little brother again
then, recollecting her part, she gave a great
gulp of fright, fell back spasmodically to the
studied words and cried out, "Leve! joy I
peace!" and dropped her head upon the
The scene was never more affectingsobs
were heard on all sides. The speech was so
heartfelt that the audience felt sure it was
part of the playthat the dying Eva was
supposed to have a vision of a lost brother,
waiting on the mystic shore for the launch
ing of the little life leaving tinsand many
of them, no doubt, feel cheated to this day
of a clever point by the cutting down of
Eva's death speech to the words "Love!
A Strange Story.
***J ^[Cleveland Herald.]
The sensation in Oberlin is over the ad
vent in that moral town of a young man '.jt
priestly make-up and manner, who tells a
wonderful tale of his escape from a r^onas
tary, bis recapture and torture, bis *&
carceration in this city, and his fir -i escape
from Ms reiigkras pursuers. H' J^me ia
Percival Morton. When a c' & 1^
placed in a
with a priest
but the^
t^ 1
and the priest was tortured to death by al
lowing water, drop by drop, to trickle upon
his shaven head. This young man re-escaped
to Vermont, and was started by bis friends
to school at Ypsilanti, Michigan, but was
taken from the cars at Buffalo by the priests
and immured in a convent in this city, part
of the time in chains without sufficient food.
At last it was decided to send him, for bis
pertinacious heresy, to a penitential convent
in Brazil. Again he escaped in disguise,
starting for Oberlin.
Shooting an Apple from a Woman's Head
and Killing by Way of Variety.
Providence Cor. (April 5) N. Y, Herald.]
A terrible tragedy occurred this evening
at the Opera House, in Pawtucket, in this
State, during one of those sensational and
reckless exhibitions in marksmanship, orig
inally introduced on the stage by Frank
Frayne and his wife, Miss Clara Butler. In
this instance the holder of the rifle was a
woman, and she instantly killed another
woman who was holding the apple aimed
at on her head. On Monday
last a variety company hailing
from the Mozart Garden, in the
city of Brooklyn, N. T., commenced an en
gagement at the Pawtuoket Opera House,
their performance being of an ordinary
character, except the feats in rifle shooting
by Mrs. Jennie Fowler, whose stage name is
Miss Jennie Franklin. She usually began
by firing at a target and at various objects,
closing that part of her performance by
shooting at an apple placed on the head of
another member of the company, known as
Mile. Volante, who also appeared as a
trapeze performer.
In order to intensify the sensational char
acter of this act, Miss Franklin, instead of
taking direct aim at the apple on Mile. To
lante's head, faced in an opposite direction,
and obtained her range by means of a small
mirroi, placed at the wing. This mirror has
to be arranged at such an angle that its face
will bring the face of the person
supporting the apple directly in
the centre of the glass. The holder of tha
rifle places the weapon over her right
shoulder, keeping the trigger guard pressed
close and steady to the shoulder, and then
takes aim through the sights at the reflected
image before hor. The trick has been re
peatedly accomplished with success, but it
requires great coolness and steadiness to
stnko the reflected apple with pre
cision, and has always been deemed
a foolhardy and dangerous experiment.
This evening the variety entertainment
passed off as usual until the rifle shooting
act, when the audience was horrified by see
ing the nnfortunate trapeze performer shot
dead. Miss Franklin displayed considerable
skill in hitting her target and other objects
while firing directly at them, and she
seemed confident and assured when the final
feat was to be attempted. Mile. Volante
stepped alertly to her station, smiling at the
audience as she did so. Placing
the apple, an ordinary sued one,
on the top of her head, where it rested in her
luxuriant hair she stood motionless as a
statute. Miss Franklin also took her sta
tion near the foot-ligbta in front of the
mirror, and deliberately aimed oe her
shoulderthrough the glass at her ill-fated
friend. The audience sat in silence, curi
ously watching the performers and suspect
ing some deceitful trick, when suddenly the
trigger was polled and at the same instant
a shriek resounded through the hall as the
unfortunate Volante fell forward on the
Everything was now in confasion both
before and behind the footlights, the au
dience being a state of terror at the ile
nouemenf of what had promised to be only a
pleasant bit of sensation. At first it was
only supposed that Mile. Volanto had been
wounded, but it was not many minutes be
fore the news spread that the woman had
been instantly killed, the fatal bullet hav
ing entered her forehead and pierced tbe
M.ur, Franklin was immediately placed
nnder an est by the local police, and is now
locked up to await the action of the coroner.
She seemed to be half crazed with horror at
the occurrence, only realizing the reckless
ness of her act when it was too late.
Mile. Volante, who so suddenly closed he
career in this shocking manner, has only
been on the variety stage four or five weeks,
and no one at Pawtncket or here seems to
know hei hibtory. The tragedy has natur
ally caused great excitement in the town of
Pawtncket. This accident will, of course,
put a stop to all such exhibitions, no matter
who may attempt them.
wa 8
convent g Montreal
he escaped,
and nu
An Old Time llesldent nt St. Croix Fall*,
Well Knotcn to Old betUer? at St. Paul,
Gone to England to Receive a Fortune.
[rrom the Polk County (Wis.j Press.]
In the early days of the upper St. Croix
valley, long before the white settlers became
numerous here, there lived these fron
tier wilds, alternately at Balsam Lake and
St. Croix Fails, a brave and generous man,
whose personal history is a part of the
records of Polk county.
In those days trading with the Indians and
lumbering constituted the business of this
section. Captain M. M. Samuel, the subject
of this item, was one of those traders, hon
est, generous and universally respected by
his numerous Indian customers.
In the conflicts of the Indians with the
whites, which were frequent in those days,
one Baptiste, an Indian of the Balsam Lake
band, had murdered a white man. The civil
authorities were unable to arrest him, and
fact the civil officers who governed this ter
ritory, lived hundreds of miles south of this
point. United States troops' from Fort
Sneiling came to make the arrest,
but conld not find the murderer, and were
defied by the Indians. Captain Samuel said:
"I can arrest the Indian, and will do so."
Into the forest, mdes away from the white
settlement, he went, alone and unarmed. In
two days he returned with the Indian runr
derer, and delivered him to the troops.
Captain Samuel entered the army from
this county, and served until the close of the
rebellion. Since the war he has been located
In New Orleans, doing business as a banker
and broker, where he has accumulated con
siderable wealth.
Recently, on the death of his mother, in
England, he came into the possession of a
large, fortune, and is about to go there and
takje possession of it. All his friends here
'rfteh him a pleasant journey, and a long life,
in which to enjoy his wealth.
On bis return it is probable that he may
visit Polk county, and look over the scenes
where he Bpent a portion of his life twenty
five years ago.
Note of Warning.
[Braiaerd Tribune.]
flinneapolis has elected a "gas-man" as
Maor. Now let St. Saul beware of her la^
rej?fa*d tpe Minneapolis directory. 1

xml | txt