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ST. PAUL, THURSDAY, MA\ I, 1879.
DEMOCRATIC CITY TICKET.
[Election IMj, Tuesday, May Oth.l
Mv.or- WM. I WVSON.
ntj Attoiucv \V. I'. MURBAY.
Cit Comptroller- JOHN \Y. K0C1IE.
First Ward, Second 1'iecmctJOHN DOWL\N.
Second Ward, Second PrecinctK. W. KITTSON.
Third Ward, Second PrecinctMVT. BREI-N.
1'ourth Ward, Second PrecinctP\SCAI. SMITH.
Fifth Ward, Second Pi ecinct-THOMAS BRENDAN.
Sixth WardJ. O MCCAUIHY.
First Ward, Second PrecinctG. W. TURNER.
Second Ward, Second PrecinctA. DUFRENE.
Third Ward, Second Precinct OUAS. E. OTIS.
Fourth Ward, Second Preo'tJ. W. CUNHINGHAM.
Fifth Ward, Second Piecinct
Sixth Ward-CHA* Ln-N W.
Justice of the Peace, Third, Tourth and Sixth
Constable, s-aiue districtM vr IVULLKR
Justice ot the Peace, First, Second and Fifth
Constable, same dibtnctJOHN LINSTED.
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subscriptions can also be left.
GENERAL LOGAN seems to have the idea that
he wasn't cut out for a fool-killer. Philadel
True: otherwise he would have committed
suicide long ago.
THE contest over the political legislation
is not yet ended, and those patriots who
have been burning gunpowder in honor of
Mr. Hayes' veto of the army bill may find
out that he laughs best who laughs last.
THE Milwaukee Sentinel, a stalwart organ,
calls the assault of the Chicago Tribune, an
other stalwart organ, upon Senator Davis,
"blackguardism of the lowest type." The
Sentinel is probably pretty nearly right.
THE New York Tribune has faith in the
progress of the Sherman wave. We would
like nothing better than to have bim in the
field next year as a candidate for Presidential
honors, and trust his strength with his party
will increase. His candidacy would make
tho campaign of 1880 red hot.
JOB WHKELOCK, apropos of Senator Pen
dleton's proposition to give cabinet officers
seats in Congress, protests against the im
portation of British ideas into this country.
He doesn't share the same feeling towards
the importation of British subjects to fill
the postoffices of the country.
TnE imports received in the collection dis
trict of Minnesota for the month of March
amounted to $11,879, and the exports for
warded to $43,423. If every district did as
well towards maintaining the balance of trade
in favor of this country, there would be no
cause of complaint as to the scarcity of
HERE is bulldozing with a vengeance. Dis
patches from Kansas report that the citizens
thero are organizing with the determination
of preventing any further importation of
negroes into that State. Perhaps the stal
warts in Congress would do well to transfer
their attention from the South to poor bleed
THE Louisville Courier-Journal warns
Gov. Hendricks that his predilection to rush
into print is too pronounced. Clay attrib
uted his defeat for the Presidential nomi
nation to the mistake of writing a letter,
and next to a letter a newspaper interview
appears to be the most fatal to aspirants for
GBANI is on bis way home, bringing his
"wave" with him. Whether it will carry
him into the White House or not will de
pend upon its magnitude. It will probably
be spent long before the election, for our
people will have a chanco to become familiar
with the hero of many foreign dinners.
Familiarity is apt to breed contempt.
MR. HAYES argues that the existing laws
are already sufficient to prevent military in
terference at elections, and that the provis
ions of the army bill are therefore unneces
sary. And yet, acknowledging that it is
undesirable to have troops at the polls, he
vetoes a measure designed to clinch all pre
vious legislation o*i the subjeot. Consistent,
CONGRESS proposes to inquire what Pat
terson did with the sixteen thousand dollars
whioh he charged to the government as ex
penses for his trip to the Indian Territory.
Since the Democratic party got into power
these little matters are attracting some at
tention. It used to be different, and a Sen
ator could present any bill he chose and
have it allowed. It's too bad, especially for
A WASHINGTON dispatch says that in view
of the fact that Congress has the subjeot of
quarantine before it, th cabinet did not
deem it advisable fer the executive depart
ment to take any action in relation to the
quarantine established by Gov. Nicholls at
New Orleans. This is very considerate in
deed. It is the first matter that the execu
tive department has not considered within
its purview for many years past.
COBBIN, who recently contested the seat of
Gen. Butler in the United States Senate, is
in a bad box. It is charged thatwhile a State
Senator in South Carolina and United States
district attorney as well, he was bribed by
"Honest John" Patterson, in consideration of
ten thousand dollars, to withdraw his oppo
sition to oneof thelatter's railroad jobs pend
ing in the legislature of the Palmetto State.
He admits receiving the money, but claims
that it was only a retaining fee. Ketaining
fees are like charity now-a-dayathey cover
a multitude of sins.
ACCORDING to Joseph A. Cooper, who has
just been removed from the position of
colleotor of internal revenue iu Tennessee,
Mr. L. C. Houk, the only Republican repre
sentative from that State, has not a very
savory reputation. In a letter to Mr. Hayes
Cooper alleges that Houk resigned from the
army to avoid dismissal, and afterwards en
gaged in circulating spurious money in the
rear of the army, only escaping punishment
by the statute of limitations. For refusing
to support this fellow Mr. Cooper was guil
lotined by Mr. Hayes. All of which proves
that reform is necessary.
FRED DouoiiAss says that "one of the
most unfortunate predicaments that can be
imagined is a negro in a snow-bankthe
colors don't blend," and therefore he advises
his friends to remain in the South. They
won't accept his advice, however, for they
have been given to understand that there is
a happy land of Gaanan somewhere out
West, and they will start in search of it if
they have to endure every hardship.
MR. HAXES' VETO.
We trust that every intelligent man in the
country has read the message of Mr. Hayes,
vetoing the army appropriation bill. While
it is not a document remarkable for
literary excellence and statesmanship,
it is remarkable as showing upon
what slight grounds the Republican
party seeks to frustrate the will of Congress
and the people. Not a single good reason is
given in all the message for the continuance
of laws upon the statute books whioh were
sought to be repealed by the act in question,
unless partisan advantage can be reckoned
as good reasons.
One point of the message deserves espec
ial attention. He olaims that there is an in
tent on the part of Congress to coerce the
exeoutive into the approval of measures that
he decidedly disapproves, and in the next
breath recites the provisions of law which he
esteems it his duty to enforce, those provis
ions being the laws which Con
gress designed to repeal. These, he asserts,
he cannot enforce without authority to call
upon the army to sustain him, and this is
the reason why he disapproves of the army
bill. His position in this regard amounts
simply to the allegation that Congress has
no right to amend or repeal existing Jaws.
He insists, in effect, that the laws now en
the statute books must remain there, and
that it is beyond the province of the law
making power to alter, amend or repeal
them. If this is not an attempt upon the
part of the fraudulent executive to coerce
the lawful Congress, what is it? Such a
preposterous theory has never before been
promulgated by any person holding the of
fice of President of the United States. It is
a singular doctrine, which no intelligent
man in the country can, by any process of
reasoning, be brought to approve.
Again, Mr. Hayes sets up the defense for
his veto that Congress has perverted the con
stitution i3 adhering to the rule that all bills
appropriating money should originate with
the House of Representatives. This, he pro
fesses to think, is a strong point, and argues
that by the exercise of that privilege the Sen
ate was deprived of a proper right to deter
mine the provisions that ought to have been
engrafted on the bill. Such a technical ob
jection is too pu9rile to merit consideration.
While the right of the House to originate all
appropriation bills is not expressed in the
constitution, it has been the usage ever Bince
the formation of the government to grant it
that privilege, and it seems to us that objec
tions to such usage come somewhat late in
"Upon the assembling of Congress," says
Mr. Hayes, "the question was presented
whether the attempt made in the last Con
gress to engrafc ky construction a new
principle upon the constitution should be
persisted in or not." This new principle is
simply the principle that has prevailed for
more than forty years, of placing riders up
on appropriation bills. When Mr. Hayes was
in Congress he voted for many such meas
ures since ha has occupied the Presidential
office he has approved many. His objec
tions to the bill in question on such a ground
come, therefore, with a very bad grace. To
mitigate in a measure whatever criticism
may be made upon his act he asserts that
Congress has had abundant time to pass the
needed appropriation bills and whatever
political measures might be deemod neces
sary, but he does not state what all men
know that the political bills would have
been promptly vetoed by him, and that
therefore all time bestowed upon them
would be simply thrown away.
A careful perusal of the message fails to
develop a single point well taken. It is piti
fully weakalmost imbecileand intensely
partisan in its tone. While professing to act
for the good of the whole country Mr.
Hayes cannot disguise the fact that he is
acting only for the party that placed him in
office. While declaiming against being co
erced, he attempts to coerce the legislative
branch of the government while insisting
that the executive and legislative powers are
co-ordinate, he arrogates to himself the
functions of both, and with mock dignity
dictates to Congress thejoourse it ought to
pursue and must pursue to meet his ap
The course of the Democrats in this emer
gency has not yet been determined. It is
represented that they will stand fast by their
prinaiples and re-enact the bill precisely as
it previously stood, and if again vetoed they
will adjourn Congress without more ado. It
is very evident that the time has arrived
when coercion must be employed on one
side or the oth er. We prefer that Congress
should coerce Mr. Hayes rather than thatMr.
Hayes should coerce Congress. The great
majority of the people approve the course of
their representatives and will stand by them
in all emergencies. But they should make
haste slowlytake no ill-considered step that
will have to be retraced. They have the best
of the contest thus far, and by a wise course
in the future can retain the public confidence
they have already won.
APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COVET.
One of the bones of contention between
the two parties in the present Congress
the jurors' test oathhas been removed.
In deciding a case that came before him
from Florida involving the validity of the
act, Justice Field, of the United States su
preme court, declared that the law is uncon
stitutional and void, and was only proper as
a war measure in the insurgent States, but
when the war was over and the States re
stored to their constitutional relations in the
union he said it was as unconstitutional and
as inoperative as an act quartering soldiers
in houses in the Southern States would be.
He said that the law was not only unconsti
tutional, but repugnant to our institutions.
Coming from the source that it does, this
opinion is an important one, and suggests a
way out of the difficulty that now besets
Congress and distracts the people. We have
never doubted but the jurors' law, pre
scribing a particular oath to be taken in cer
tain oases, was unconstitutional, nor do we
doubt that the federal election laws as a
whole are equally unconstitutional, and would
be so decided if brought properly before the
supreme court. No constitutional power re
sides in the federal government to appoint
supervisors of election or to designate United
States marshals to act as police officers at
the polls. The conduct of all elections be
longs exclusively to the several States, and
to take it from them is a wanton usurpation
of power. While this question has been
before subordinate courts several times, and
the federal statutes have been nr/held, we are
convinced that if it was properly presented
to the supreme court a different decision
would be rendered. The gentlemen who
compose the court are not active partisans,
although a majority are nominally Republi
cans. *They do not depend upon either
party for a continuance in office, and there
fore have no motive that should be power
ful enough to sway their decision in the mat
If the efforts of the Democrats in Congress
to repeal the obnoxious laws at the present
session fail, we would counsel a resort to the
supreme court for the purpose of determin
ing judicially the mooted questions. There
are oases that can be brought up to test the
validity of each and every one of the laws,
and they ought to be presented to that tri
bunal at the earliest possible moment. The
constitution is explicit as to the invasion of
any State by the military, and without dis
regarding that instrument entirely,the court
could not decide otherwise than in favor of
the Democratic position. As to the control
of elections, it is dear that the constitution
vests the central government with no au
thority, and as it is especially provided that
all powers not especially delegated to the
general government arereserved to the States
respectively, it is difficult to see how the
court could do otherwise than pronounce
these obnoxious and despotic laws unconsti
tutional and void.
In speaking of the appointment of super
visors of election at Cincinnati last fall, the
GLOBE counselled this couraea resort to
the supreme court. We had faith then that
the law would be declared void and of no
effect the same faith abides with us now.
While it would be preferable to abrogate the
laws by enactment of Congress, the same
results can be obtained by judicial process.
No harm can come u*om the test, at any
rate, and it ought to be made, and that with
out delay. Let an appeal be taken from Mr.
Hayes to the supreme court.
A VICTIM AT LAST.
He has been discovered and his name is
Tracy Metcalf. With a valor worthy of a
better cause he consents to be the Republi
can nominee for Mayor. The Republicans
nominated Metcalf because they wanted
to do something. They would have
preferred to have selected one of their own
party, but if all the Republicans decline"they
may be excusable for accepting the services
of renegade Democrats.
The nomination scarcely needs serious
consideration. It is significant simply as
showing that a few stalwarts are resorting to
any kind of a scheme to obtain Republican
support. Mr. Metcalf supported Tilden in
187G, since which time he may be said to
have politically "boarded around" until he
might pass as a local political tramp.
As politics can scarcely be said to enter
into the matter the local issue is the only
thing to consider. The Democrats will, of
course, support Mr. Dawson, as he is their
nominee,while Republicans having to choose
between two of the same political faith will
of course sustain Mr. Dawson, who is ac
knowledged to be suparior to Mr. Metcalf on
every local matter pending. The nomina
tion is in reality a farce and destroys all
hope of amusement from a contest.
THE pine land ring are despondent. The
mission of Tom Lowry to Washington to
act with Washburn, elected for that purpose,
to secure a suspension of the pending tres
pass suits, has failed, and it does look as if
some of the plunder would have to be re
turned. When one thinks of the money
spent by the ring to secure Washburn's
election, and the cost of the frequent mis
sions to Washington to assist him, the
chagrin of the ring at their failure is not to
be wondered at.
The Short LineJustice to City Engineer
The GLOBE, Wednesday, contained the let
ter of Mr. Sewall to the mayor, giving his
views as to the way the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul railway should cross Fort street.
He said "in view of the number of streets to
be crossed, and probably for economy also, it
would be necessary to build the railroad upon
a trestle wcrk from sixteen to thirty-six feet
high, across the plateau, a distance of about
This elicited a good many remarks, and
many clever citizens were betrayed into out
bursts of laughter at the idea of hanging a
great ponderous railway up in mid-air in this
western country, where land is so cheap.
Only "about 6,000 feet," a mile or two for
the first one. Now, ninety-nine of every
hundred men who laughed at Mr. Sewall,
knew not what they were laughing at, any
more than they knew what Mr. Sewall meant
when in the same letter he said: "The line
in question is not adapted to crossing Fort
street by abridge either over or under the
Now, Mr. Sewall don't mean that the rail
way company would build any common,
coarse looking trestle work concern that
would be a perpetual eye-sore to all upper
town, and down town too. None of your
old rusty, 'oil and tar-bedaubed,
crooked, decayed, tumble down
looking affairs that would hang out there as
offensively as dirty linen on a line. He don't
mean a railroadthatwould lard the earthwith
its oleagenous drippings and its offshoots of
old waddings, to say nothing of ten thousand
other daily offshoots from forty passenger
trains and stock trains trickling down the
trestle-work on to that already rich Minne
sota soil to make all upper town feel that
through Mr. Sewall they had secured in their
air line a thing of beauty and joy forever
a perfect nosegay.
No, Mr. Sewall meant a railway on which
no nasty old freight or stock cars should run
in daylight. He meant a real nice little rail
way with all the trestle-work timbers iron,
and cars wrapped in gold leaf, that would
shimmer in the sun light, sparkle by star
light, and, "probably for economy," save gas
light, and "probably for economy," save ex
pense of a depot at Fort street, by letting
the passengers light out in balloons. That's
the sort of railway Mr. Sewall meant, and in
justice to his good common sense the GLOBE
has ventured to say so and to say further,
if Mr. Sewall should be mistaken, he is the
last man to obstinately persist the wrong.
For the Promotion of Public Health.
BOSTON, April 30.Wm. E. Baker offers to
donate property valued at $200,000, provided
the sum of $110,000 additional is guaranteed,
for the benefit of the Massachusetts Public
Health association, for the purpose of carrying
out the recommendations of the boards of
health, by inspection and advice as to improve
ments in house ventilation and suffrage for
the suppression of adulteration in food, and
for the establishment of schools of cookery and
diet kitchens for the sick.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING, MAT 1, 1879.
OlUcial Report of Lieut, Loder of the Mus
sel Shell Canyon CapturePrivate Baa
der's Murderers Overhauled and Cap
Department headquarters was in receipt
yesterday of Lieut. Samuel H. Loder's offi
cial report of his enoountar with hostile
Indians on the 15th inst. near Mussel Shell
canyon. The report did not differ mate
rially from what the GLOBE stated at the time
the telegraph information of the affair was
received by Gen. Terry.
A Gallant Fight.
The report is dated on the battle field,
and says the Indians were encountered in
the canyon in the direction of the Judith
Basin, near Careless creek. When discov
ered or surprised the Indians attempted to
make for the bad lands and attempted to
get on a bluff there. They were driven from
the bluff and retreated to a large butts in
the neighborhood, taking position
in a coolie about 400 yards
from the butte. The troops
took position on the butte and tried to dis
lodge the enemy, but without avail. The
Indians were then surrounded, and after a
desperate fight of an hour and a half all were
killedeight Sioux warriors. The Indians
were on foot, in light marching order, pro
vided with lariats, and the lieutenant pre
sumes they were undobtedly a party from
Sitting Bull's camp ona horse-stealing expe
dition. When the Indians were discovered
they were engaged in killing cattle.
The lieutenant reports one Gros Ventre of
his command killed, and one wounded. He
spsaks in commendation of the courage dis
played by his allies, the Gros Ventres, who
fought courageously, and went into the fight
stripped to the waist. The lieutenant, how
ever, doesn't give much credit to their mark
manship, but thinks all the effective shoot
ing was done by the soldiers.
Of his fourteen soldiers Lieut. Loder
speaks very highly for their energy and cour
age. He makes special mention of Sergeant
Allen Cecil Co. E. 3rd infantry, and Private
Wm. Evans, Co. D. and Arthur L. Haight,
Co. E. 7th infantry. The lieutenant says
the hostiles died without giving a sign, their
surrender was demanded, and they made
no reply preferring death to captivity.
The lieutenant and command, very much
exhausted from their prolonged march
reached Fort Logan on the 24th inst.
From Fort Keogh Col. Whistler, Fifth in
fantry, made a report, giving a detailed ac
count of Indian operations in that vicinity
since the 5th instant.
On this date Signal Sergeant Kennedy, and
private Baader, company E, Second cavelry,
while repairing the United States military
telegraph at Mizpah creek, forty-five miles
from Keogh, were set upon by Indians.
Baader was killed and Kennedy wounded
the latter escaped in the brush, and a few
days after was rescued by a
party of miners en route from Deadwood,
and was taken into Fort Keogh. About the
11th inst. three detachments of troop*
were sent out under Lieutenant
Clark, Second cavalry, and two non
commissioned officers to take up the trail of
the murderous Indians, overtake and cap
ture them. On the 12th inst. Sergeant Glov
er, Co. B, Second cavalry, accomplished the
work, capturing the Indians, three bucks,
four squaws and one child, who had done
the murder the horse and revolver belong
ing to Baader, whom they had killed, was
found in their possession. This small
squad of Indians were outlaws from Little
Wolf's band, which Lieut. Clark captured a
short time ago. When the captives were
brought into Fort Keogh on the 15th inst.,
Little Wolf expressed an earnest willingness
to have the military deal with the murderers
as they sawfit,as the Indians were not of his
people, having made war on the whites, with
whom he was at peace, Col. Whistler, in
speaking of Lieut. Clark's capture, Lit
tle Wolf's band of 208 Indians,
says they are peaceably inclined,
and give no trouble. Col. Whistler endorses
Lieut. Clark's recommendation that they be
allowed to remain at Keogh, as they are de
cidedly opposed to being returned to their
agency in the Indian Territory to be starved.
Lieut. Clark, as well as Col. Whistler, be
lieves their services can be safely and ad
vantageously used during the summer season
against the predatory bands which will raid
the country from Sitting Ball's village.
Recommendations to the above effect have
been forwarded to Washington, favorably
endorsed by all the officers fully acquainted
with the requirements of themilitary service
on the frontier.
THE STATE TREASURY.
The Condition of the Funds at the Close of
Sx. PAUL, April 30,1879.)
Balance in treasury at cloBe of business
Bevenue fund over
drawn $53,082 34
State institutions fund.
Seed grain sinking fund,
Permanent school fund.
General school fund
General university fund
Inebriate asylum fund.
School text book fund..
$ 85,117 20
Total $53,082 34 $155,843 32
Deduct revenue fund
overdrawn 53,082 34
Actual amount in treas. $102,760 98
Deposited as follows:
In First National bank..$42,979 23
In Second National bank 11,865 68
In Merchants National
bank 24,235 60
In German American
bank 23,680 47
Increase in invested funds since last annual
report (December 1,1878):
Bonds at par.
In permanent school fund $20,000
In internal improvement land fund 10,000
NATIONAL GREENBACK LABOR STATE
A State Convention of the National Green
back Labor party, of the State of Minnesota,
will be held at Armory hall, Wnbashaw street,
in the city of St. Piul, on Tuesday, the 10th
day of June next, at 12 o'clock M., for the pur
pose of nominating candidates for State officers
to be supported at the next annnal election.
All persons who approve of the platform of
principles adoped at Toledo, Feb. 22, 1878, and
who are tired of the deep-seated prejudices and
bitter wranglings of the old political parties,
the tendency of .which is toward disunion, and
all who desire a "true civil service reform, and
a thorough retrenchment in public expendi
tures, that labor may be lightly burthened
are requested to send delegates to said conven
tion from towns, counties and cities, or to at
tend in person.
The committee would respectfully suggest
that county conventions be held wherever prac
ticable, called either by existing local commit
tees, or by the resident member of the State
committee or, in the absence of any one
specially charged with the duty, by voluntary
action of any man ormen hi sympathy with oar
cause, to the end that a full and fair repre
sentation may be had in the forthcoming con
By order of State Central Committee.
AS. STABEET, Chairman,
G. C. CHAMBEKLAIN,
E. P. PnXBSON, Secretary.
Jim Rhodes departed yesterday on a visit
to his farm at Benson.
Durant, Wheeler & Co. yesterday disposed
of 135,000 feet of logs to Horsey, Bean &
Brown, this city.
Mrs. F. A. Seymour and son depart to-day
for her old home in Kenosha, Wis., on a
visit for a month.
The Cornet band will give an excursion
oil the Ida Fulton Sunday, May 11, to Hast
ings. The boat will leave the levee at 9
o'clock A. M. Fare $1. The band will ap
pear in their new uniforms for the first
The colored psople of this city, anx
ious to dp, something to assist the suffering
colored people in the South, have made ar
rangement with a colored amateur troupe in
Paul to give an entertainment in this city
on the 15th.
A select audience,consisting of the friends
and parents of Prof. Albreicht's pupils at
tended the musical soiree given by them
Tuesday evening at Meennerohor hall. The
entertainment proved 'a delightful one and
was duly appreciated.
The Libbie Conger arrived yesterday with
150 tons of freight and twenty-four horses
for St. Paul. Capt. John Kulen reports the
water very low. The Imperial turned back
at Alma, the Conger taking her freight.
The Red Wing discharged her freight at
La Crosse, being unable to come any further.
Mr. Theodore Brunner, the unhappy
searcher for his inconstant wife, returned to
Stillwater Monday with no tidings of her.
He informed us that he instituted a thor
ough search in Taylors Falls and other
points up river, but every means proved ab
ortive, and he was compelled to give up the
search. Under the impression that she went
to Milwaukee he left for that city Monday
night. On inquiring if she had friends
there or whether she had ever lived there,
he replied no, but that he thought she
might have gone there.
City CouncilImportant Building.
Au adjourned meeting of the council was
held Tuesday evening to perfect arrange
ments for building a city lock-up, council
rooms and municipal court on the city lots
on the corner of Myrtle and Fourth streets.
A desultory debate ensued as to the prac
ticability of erecting the building, the man
ner in which the requisite funds could be
raised, and the general plan of the building.
The cost of the building proposed would,
according to Messrs. May and Seymour,
The financial committee thought that by
curtailing street expenses the money neces
sary for building could be used without any
Mr. Seymour drew a rough plan of the
building proposed, which gave general satis
faction. The building is to be 27x64 feet, and
two stories in height. The first floor will
contain a police room, eight cells and a vault.
The cells, 4%x6J^ each, will be arranged in
the middle of the room with a corrider five
feet in width extending around them. The
upper floor will contain the council rooms,
On motion Mr. Seymour was authorized
to procure plans and specifications as soon
as possible, so a-* to receive bids for the con
struction of the building.
The street commissioner was ordered to
plow Fourth street, from the cemetery gate
to Hancock street, and lay a two plank side
A visit to the Lily Lake Driving park yes
terday morning found the horses and drivers
hard at work. The horses all appeared in
splendid form and fall of life and go, espe
cially Queen of Diamonds, Kittie Cook, Cap.
Herod, King Montezuma, Matt. Clark's grey
horse, and Charlie Fisk's Big Foot.
Mr. Staples' running horses are all in good
form, and anxious for their summer's work.
Gol Ricely, James O'Brien's horse, out for
his morning exercise, looked extremely well,
and exhibited no perceptible lameness. Gol
may make it lively for some of the horses
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Laskey were arrested
yesterday for keeping a disorderly house.
The trial was postponed till Friday at 9
o'clock A. M.
John Wussner was om trial yesterday for
refusing to pay his toll.
A MOTHER'S REVENGE.
Mrs Young's Determination to Avenge
the Murder of Iter Daughter.
A reporter called to see Mrs. Young on
yesterday afternoon and found her much
better than on the day before. She had
entirely recovered consciousness, and,
though very weak, was able to talk a little.
The following conversation took place
"One would think, Mrs. Young, from
your attempt on last Sunday, that you had
formed a resolution to put Stevens to death
yourself if the jury did not do it. Is this
"When did you make up your mind to do
"When Mamie died. When I saw my
poor child suffering day after day, and finally
giving up her life, I declared that Stevens
should give his life for hers, and that if the
law did not take it I should."
"The revolver which you used was in evi
dence during the trial, was it not?"
"And it was empty at that time, of
"Then you must have loaded it expressly
for the purpose of killing Stevens?"
"I did. I put the loads in for that very
"During how much of the trial did you
have it with you?"
"During the latter day or two only."
"You were exasperated at the bght sen
"Yes, and at the abuse that' was heaped
upon Mamie by the witnesses and by Trude.
It was tsrrible. But by Stevens, especially.
For him to shoot her, and then go on the
stand and slander her, and at the same time
to say that he loved her?"
"The revolver which you used was theone
which you took from Stevens, was it not?"
"When was it taken away?"
"It was a little before the time he was ar
rested and sent to the bridewell. It was in
April, just about a year ago. We were liv
ing at the corner ot Jackson and Morgan
streets. Stevens came home one night, with
the revolver. He had never had one before,
and had purchased it by selling some clothes
from the house. Shortly after he came in
he showed it to Lillie and said she would see
some hell before the night was over. He
told me, too, that he would shoot Mamie,
and I had my eye on him. Later in the
evening, about bed-time, I went past his
door, which was open. Mamie was sitting
on the edge of the bed, and Stevens was
standing in front with the revolver cocked
and pointed at her. I rushed in and snatched
the revolver, and pushed him over on the
bed. Soon after that I drove him out of the
house, and he hung around for sev
eral days, following Mamie wherever she
went, and terrifying her so that I could do
scarcely anything with her. One night we
went out calling on Fulton street, and as we
were coming away, and reached the corner
of across street, Mamie saw Stevens crouch
down in the shadow on the corner diagonal
ly opposite. She was frightened, and went
back to the house where we had been, and
soon she came out and went for a police-
%-$*& x~r^f- /V^ifft^f -r
man. The officer escorted us home, and by
the time we got there Stevens was waiting
for us. That was the time he wasarrested."
"What was it that prevented the revolver
from being discharged last Sundayyour
veil or your handkerchief?"
"I do not know. I was so exoited I could
"Did Stevens say anything to you last
Sunday as he passed you on his way to the
jail, after the verdict "had been read, that
"No, not then. The night before," how
ever, when the jury came in at half-past 9
o'clock, and asked for a definition of man
slaughter, Stevens was brought in too, and
as he passed me on the way in he laughed
in a sneering, sauoy sort of way."
"Do you not think, now that it is all over,
that it was better that you did fail?"
"Well, I don't know. I hardly think so.
Nobody knows that Stevens as well as I do.
I know that when he gets out of the peni
tentiary, after his eight years are up, if he
comes back here and I am alive, he will hunt
me up and pester me, and sneer at me, and
I cannot endure it."
If Mrs. Young's recovery continues as
rapid as it has been for the past twenty-four
hours she will be able to sit up in a few
VANDEBBILT VS. GOULD.
Tlie Former Has Obtained Control of the
Chicago & northwestern RailroadFu
It is now positively asserted that Mr. W.
H. Vanderbilt has succeeded in getting con
trol of the Chicago & Northwester railroad,
and that at the election next June he will
elect four directors in place of the four
Gould men now in the directory. The other
directors are said to be friendly to Vander
bilt, and will be allowed to remain. A still
more startling rumor is that he also stands
a good show of getting control of the Chica
go & Alton road. If these rumors be true,
and it really looks as if they were, it proves
that the Tribune was correct when it stated
the other day that the purchase of the Wa
bash by Gould indicated a war between Mr.
Gould and Mr. Yanderbilt. The purchase
of the Wabash by Mr. Gould not only took
away from Mr. Vanderbilt a valuable feeder
of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
railroad and left him without a Southwestern
outlet, but the contemplated extension of
the Wabash to Detroit, to connect with the
Great Western and Grand Trunk railways,
was to damage his Northwestern business
still more seriously. By getting control of
the Northwestern and Chicago & Alton rail
roads, Vanderbilt checkmates Mr. Gould and
secures connections that will enable him. to
give Gould all the fight he wants, both on
the Southwestern and Northwest3rn busi
ness. Chicago will have every cause to be
satisfied if Vanderbilt has taken the action
above indicated. Gould's scheme was to di
vert the business from Chicago, and force it
via Toledo, St. Louis, and Hannibal to the
Southwest, and by the Great Western, Detroit
& Milwaukee, and Milwaukee & St. Paul to
the Northwest. Vanderbilt, by his new move,
will have to take everything both to the
Southwest and the Northwest via Chicago,
having all his connections to those points at
this place, and it will be his interest to fight
for Chicago and retain its supremacy over its
A Chance for an Ugly Issue Between the
State Courts of Kentucky and the Federal
|Louisville Special to Chicago Tribune.]
In October, 1878, F. M. Ramsey, a special
bailiff of the United States court, shot and
killed, in Warren county, Joseph Lightfoot,
for whose arrest for violation of the revenue
laws he held a warrant. It was oharged that
the killing was wholly unwarranted, and
Ramsey was arrested by the Warren county
authorities. He promptly swore out a writ of
habeas corpus before Judge Ballard, who oi
dered his discharge from custody. At the
succeeding term of the Warren circuit court,
held in January, 1879, the grand jury re
turned an indictment for murder against
Ramsey, and a bail-writ was issued for his
arrest, and forwarded to the Sheriff of Jef
ferson county, who executed the same by ar
resting Ramsey. A second time he appealed
to the federal court on a writ of habeas
corpus. On the 9th of April the matter
came on for hearing, and Judge Ballard
erased an order to be entered whereby he
declared the detention and arrest illegal, and
ordered the prisoner discharged. Saturday
last Ramsey, having returned to Bowling
Green, was re-arrested on the same charge,
and taken before Judge Culaver, of the
Warren court of common pleas. His coun
sel made a motion for his discharge, which
was overruled by the court, and the prisoner
ordered confine1 in jail, where he now is.
The question is narrowed down to a
direct issue between the State and federal
courts, and it remains to be seen which will
prove most powerful. Of course, a third
writ of habeas corpus will be issued, and
Judge Ballard, it is fair to presume, will rule
as heretofore, and order the discharge of
Ramsey. When the circuit court of Warren
county again assembles, the indictment will
be called in its regular order, and, should the
defendant not appear, the judge will be
forced to order a bail-writ issued, and, if
Ramsey be again arrested he will only have
to apply to the federal court and receive pro
tection. It is a novel and a vexatious ques
tion, but out of it may grow good, in the
form of a decision from the supreme court
fairly defining the jurisdiction, concurrent
and otherwise, of State and federal courts of
THE NEW COINAGE BILL.
Some of the Provisions of the Bill that Mas
Been Favorably Reported.
Washington Special (April 28) to Chicago
The House committee on coinage, to-day,
by a strict party vote, agreed to favorably
report the bill known as the Warner bill,
relative to coinage and coin bullion certifi
cates. It is the intention of the committee
to force action on this bill if possible. The
bill proposes to amend the revised statutes
as to coinage in important particulars. The
word dollar, or mint, is substituted for trade
dollar in the section relating to silver coin,
and the weight of the dollar isfixedat 412^
grains troy, instead of 420. Provision is
made that when the silver dollars are re
duced in weight by natural abrasion more
than 1 per cent, below the standard weight
they shall be recoined. The law as to the
deposit of silver bullion is amended, so that
anydepositor may have it coined into stand
ard dollars as well as bars, but no amount
less than $100 is to be received.
The law is further changed so tha silver
coins of less denominations than $1 shall be
paid out to the extent they may be required
in exchange for gold coins, standard silver
dollars, or United States notes at par in
sums not less than $5, and silver coins of a
less denomination than $1, when presented
are to be received in exchange for money of
full legal tender value, in sums not less than
$20. The legal tender of subsidiary coin
age is thus increased from $5 to $20.
That section relative to the deposit of
gold coin and bullion is amended so as to
make it mandatory on the secretary of the
treasury to receive such depoaite. Under
the present law the secretary is only author
ized, and by implication may refuse.
The lawais also changed so as to make coin
and bullion certificates receivable at par for
all dues of the United States, including im
The bill forbids the coinage of coin of
smaller denominations than $1, and has a
section that after the passage of this act the
President shall signify to such foreign gov
ernments as he may deem advisable that the
United States is ready to co-operate with
other nations in the establishment of a com
mon ratio between gold and silver.
The Duke of Richmond, Gordon, Lennox and
Abigny has the mumps.
The railroad and other dividends payable in
Boston in May aggregate $3,478,845.
Mr. Gladstone has been staying with the Earl
and Countess of Rosebery at Mentmore.
Gustav Freytag, author of "Debit and Cred-
it," etc., has lately made bis housekeeper Mrs.
The police commissioners of Boston have
suspended a street car conductor for three daya
for stopping his car upon a crossing.
A statue is to be raised at Cbalon-sur-Saone,
France, to Niepce, the discoverer of the prin
ciple of photogcaphy and a native of that
Houston, Tex., has voted to place herself un
der the control of the Galveston board of
health, so far as matters of quarantine are con
The manufacture of beet sugar is to be tried
in earnest at Northampton, Mass. A factory is
to he built and 490 acres of beets planted this
The new Moffett punch bell goes into opera
tion in Virginia on the 1st of May it has been
greatly improved, and is expected to yield a
In the hollow of a tree, sixty feet from the
ground, P. W. White, of Fenner, N. Y., found
in a thriving condition a gooseberry bush'
about afoot high.
David P. Smith, of Newmarket, N. H., has
kept a diary for forty-three years without miss
ing a day, writing over 2,018 prges of large
sized foolscap paper.
A temperance coffee-house, established since
January, in Berlin, though cheap, commodious
and well supplied with current periodicals,
finds comparatively few patrons.
The St. Louis Republican reports that a resi
dent of Rockford, 111., "who fell over an em
bankment and lost his sense of smell," has
sued the city for $10,000 damages.
Geologists say that in 25,000 years more New
York will be 200 feet beneath the sea. The
only real estate that is still rising (in price) is
the high ground around Central park.
The estate of the late Matthew Baird, loco
motive builder, of Philadelphia, which he be
queathed to his widow, ten children and two
grandchildren, amounted to $4,156,000.
John Brown, Queen Victoria's Scotch foot
man, approves of Italy: "Both Brown and his
queen have," according to the Italian newspa
pers, "found Lake Maggiore beautiful."
James E. Baldwin, of Newton, N. J shot a
very handsome blue heron at Swartswood lake
lately, which measured about five feet in
height, and six feet from tip to tip of the
The New Orleans Picayunt says that the Pio
neer Grant club of that city, which was organ
ized in 1868, is still in existence, and is about
to commence active operations for the next
The sister of the sultan of Zanzibar is now
civing Arabic lessons in Berlin. She became a
Christian and married a Hamburg merchant,
now dead. Her majestic brother has dropped
Judge David E. uarbaugh was committed to
the insane asylum in Detroit on Friday. He
will be remembered as his honor who achieved
wide reputation through the writings of M.
Quad, of the Detroit Free Press.
An Illinois man sleeps every night on a spot
of ground left bare for the purpose in his
house, and has on attendaat shovel clean earth
over him, to take the place of bedclothes. He
believes that in this way he guards against dis
Bushranging is once more active in Australia.
A gang recently captured the police at Jeril
derie, a small town of New South Wales, and
held the town for two days, taking $10,000
from the bank. A reward of $40,000 iB offered
for their capture.
So hard are the socialists hunted down by
the police of Berlin that, in despair of being
allowed to meet in any room, they gathered on
the roof of one of the double-decked Btreet
cars, on a recent Sunday, and there had
their talk undisturbed.
David Ordway, the eccentric Proctorsville,
Vt., man who had his funera' sermon preached
last summer, has now procured his shroud and
coffin, having the latter trimmed at his direc
tion, and had them taken to his house. He is
84 years old and quite unwell.
Simon Gould and his wife, who were mar
ried nearly seventy-three years ago, are living
with their son, who is 70 years old, near Mont
pelier, Vt. The husband is in his 99th year,
and his wife in her 96th. They have lived upon
the same farm all their married life.
A Paris correspondent writes to London that
at the Madeleine on Good Friday and on
Easter Sunday, there was to be seen probably
the largest floral cross ever made. It must
have been something like fifteen feet long, and
was made of red and white camellias, roses and
other brigbt-hued blossoms.
The people of Jefferson City, Mo., are agi
tated over the passage of a resolution in the
State House of Representatives submitting a
constitutional amendment to the people in
1880, providing for the removal of the capital
to Sedalia. It is asserted that twenty-two of
the thirty-four Senators are pledged to support
General Schenck labored not in vain. Truth
now admits that the game of "poker" has
taken official rank among the amusements that
follow fashionable dinner-parties in London,
and English society is divided between "pock
ists" and "spoutists," these latter being the
people who recite verses in drawing-rooms
The monument to be erected near Trajan's
wall, in Bulgaria, by the Russian government,
to commemorate the deeds of the RUBS an sol
diers who fell in the fame war upon Turkey,
ia already prepared in St. Petersburg, and con
sists of several huge granite blocks. One
weighs twenty-four thousand poundB, and oth
ers nearly as much.
On April 1, the well-known Rubattino steam
ship company of Genoa, a line that has done
so much for Italy's prosperity in the Mediter
ranean, was compelled to suspend its trips to
Egypt and the East. The loss is greatly de
plored by the press of the peninsula, and, as
usual, an extra amou nt of blame is laid on the
shoulders of the government.
The St. George's society of Bridgeport.
Conn., at their recent annual dinner, voted to
offer $50 toward a fund for the erection of a
monument to Nathan Hale in this city, and to
recommend to their sister societies throughout
the Union alike action. This was avowedly
done in recognition of Mr. Cyrus W. Field's
effort to mark the place of execution of John
A traveler in the interior of Peru recently
came upon a settlement of strange people with
strange customs, whose history is unknown.
He says "Among them are no sick or de
formed persons, their custom being to send a
committee to each Bick or old person, and those
who are reported past recovery or past useful
ness are promptly strangled by the public ex
A well-dressed young man and a ^roung wo
man richly attired, have been doing some of
the principal interior towns of Pennsylvania,
They represent themselves as a runaway match,
give the names of prominent Pittsburgh law
yers as friends, and nnder the pretense that
they want money to. reach home and be for
given, have raised considerable funds. The
richly-attired young lady is a beardless youth,
and the well-dressed young man a swindler.