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Daily 0 Klrjbe BY HAL.JL. NO. 17, WABASHAW BTKKET, ST. PAUL. Terms of Subscription to the Daily Globe. Bt Ca rler. per month..85c I By Mail, per month...75c imonths .$2 50 8 months. .$2.28 6 months 5.001 6 months.. 4.10 12 months..10.M) I 12 msnths.. 8 dO 50 CKNTS A MONTH. THE DAILY GLOBE FOR THE CAMPAIGN. The campaign of 1878 bids fair to be as important and exc ting as any which the country has witnessed since 1860. It is conceded that the Democrats will have control of the Senate in 1879 If the Democrats oan retain the House of Representatives, which they now hold, they will have full control of Congress. The Republicans are making a life and death struggle for the House. Minnesota can, with proper effort, VA Two Democrats to Congress The Gt,OBK proposes to do its share to accomplish that result Two Republican district conventions are to be held July 10th, and two Democratic and the third Republican follow the same mouth. The DAILY GLOBE will be sent by mail, podt paid, to any address, from lOtb TO NOVEMBER JULY lOtH FOR TWO DOLLARS. This is only FIFTY CENTS PICK MONTH. Ten thousand new subscribers will enable the DAILY GLOBE to let such a flood of light in upon Republican frauds and mismanagement as to secure two Democratic Congressmen from Minnesota, Let the friends of honest government thi oughout the State join in securing this glorious result. The GLOBE promises to make the campaign inle) eitinr/ Do not dplay, but send in your names at once to commence July 10th. S PAUL, THURSDAY. JUNE 20. 1878. THE Maine Democracy hold up the hands of the Potter committee while they battle with the Philistines who have possessed the land by viitue of fraud. THE tiade of a lottery sharp is added to Sherman's other accomplishments, for it was the Louisiana Sta te lottery that paid the expenses of the peace commission to the Sout h. Sherman is truly a versatile genius. Now that the bill retaining the present force of the ar my has leceiv ed Mr Hayes' signature, we may expect more pacific ad vices fiom the Rio Grande and the Idaho frontier. "The moral effect" of a large army purely. MAJ OR I NO IS indignant at the charge that he was guiltv of cowardice and disobe- dience of orders at the time of the Custer massaci e, and gratified that an investigation has been ordered. is confident of bei ng able to utterly disprove the allegations affect- ing his reputation as a soldier. THE Halifax award, amounting to $5,500,- 00 0, was yesterday attached to the general appropriation bill in Congress and passed. This is just about the amount in the United States treasury remaining unclaimed the award of the Gene va tribunal. England a nd A.m.erica can. therefore afford, to stiake hands a nd ciy quits. THE telegraph brings anoth er "positive announcement" of the result of the election in Oregon which "settles it." I is pretty well settled, although the Demoeiatic ca n- didate for Governor, lacked some forty votes of a majority. The legislature, however, is largely Demoeiatic, which ensures the elec- tion of Senator Mitchellto stay at home. THE Washington Star, the court journal, bewails the fact that the clerks in the de partments are not responding as liberally as formerly to the "invitations" to subscribe to the campaign corruption fund. I pleads piteously for more prompt payments, as the funds are pretty low. The enormous ex penditures incurred in the purchase of returning boards were enough to drain any treasury. A N old fogy who was once President of the United States, 'Ihomas Jefferson by name, in a message to Congres s, declared himself in favor of relying for internal defence on our militia solelj, till actual invasion and such naval force only as may protect our coasts and harbors from such depredations as we have experienced and not for a stand- ing army in time of peace which may over- awe the public sentiment. I is surprising that the American peop le wonld be guilty honoring a man gifted with so little sense. If he lived in these days Secretary Sherman's brother wou ld denounce him as a revolution- ist who should be repressed by the whole force of the army. THE St Cloud Journal-Press in noting the comment of the GLOBE relative to reliev- ing the count ry of the fraudulent Piesident, says If President Hayes has done anything for which he can be bnpeached, let the House present its articles and the Senate sit as a high couit on the charges. The difference is that in President Johnson's case the Republicans proceeded according to constitutional methods, while the Democrats, in their revolutionary schemes are a law unto themselves. As the Journal-Press is editod by a land officer, it would be folly to look for anything really fair. S far from being revolutionary, the Democrats have exercised the utmost patriotism. Though the electoral commission expressly pro- vides for reopening the presidential contest, the Democrats patriotically decline to do so, and though smarting under the greatest wrong ever perpetrated on a country or party they propose nothing violent or uncon- stitutional. Mr Hayes is no greater or bet- ter man than Washington, or the line of dis- tinguish ed occupants of the Presidency which have followed him. All these have been liable to impeachment, and there is no reason to exclude the fraudulent President from the operation of the law of the land. It is the fear that the law will be enforced which makes Eepnblicans howl. HOW IT WORKS. The text-book law operates about as we anticipated, and as has been frequently predicted in these columns. A subscriber enclosing his name to the GLOBE a few days ago, added the following: I will give you a few facts in regard to this "Merrill" school book law. I have been clerk in this district since its organization. Last winter I supposed I must take the Merrill books or loose oui school money, the school was very deficient of books, so I sent to our county superintendent for the books, and he sent to St Paul. We sent several times but could get no tfjSJ^*fcJk& books. The consequence was onr school was a failure forth want of books, a total lailure, For two or three years before I bought the books of Mr. Tukey, of Mankato, and get them about as cheap as the Merrill books and Mr. Tukey requested me to give books to destitute children, which I did, and he said it was all right. Th summ er schools of this county are nearly all over half out. They ap plied early for the Merrill books, but no books yet. I sent to Mr. Tuk ey and our school is supplied with go jd books, while all the other schools are getting along without books. They may want to fine or imprison me but when I am forced to take the Morrill books under the present law I shall resign. See last clause of section 4, also section 7, of last winter. THE RIGHT OF IT. Ge n. Butler's opinion on the scope and inte nt of the electoral commission is a law- yer's opinio n, and is no doubt a correct one from a legal standpoint. The language of the resolution under which the commission was formed and from which it derived its authority plainly indicates that it was merely a temporary expedient intended to tide over an emergency that had not been contemplated or provided for by the consti- tution, and left the question of title open for future revision. Mr. Hayes, under the operation of th is commission was installed simply as an ad interim President, subject to removal at any time that a constitutional settlement of the question of his title could be arrived at. A the time of the meeting of the electoral commission Hayes apparent- ly had the best right to the Presidency on the face of the returns, but as the commis- sion had no right to go back of the returns and investigate the charges of fraud in the election, it could not determine as a finality the question of just and legal title. That was left to the authorities empowered by law to inquire into the condu ct of the election. But although th is is no doubt a correct legal view of the duty and accomplished work of the electoral commission, there is no legal bar to allowing Mr. Hayes' title to the Presi- dency to go unquestioned. A default taken in court is not necessarily regarded as a con- fession that the cause of the person who so defaults is without mer it or equity. More frequently it is an indicati on that the liti- gant is satisfied to submit to injustice rather than endure the annoyance and expense of a legal battle for his rightsa declaration that the game is not worth the powder. This is precisely the positio nt he Democ- racy of th is count ry occupy as to the President 's title. They know that they have been outrageously swindled that Hayes holds his office by virtue of the most stupendous frauds that they could if th ey would enforce their right to the control of the administration. But they also realize the fact that any attempt to unseat the President except by impeachment, would be attended by more or less disturbance to the business interests of the country, and cause a politi- cal excitement that might prove disastrous or threaten the peace of the Republic. Sooner than hazard these evils the Demo- crats, with rare self-sacrifice, actuat ed only by the highest patriotism and the sincerest desire for the people's good, have solemnly resolved that they will forego their claims upon the Presidential office and make of the ad interim President, a President de jure until such time as he may voluntarily retire or be removed, accordance with, law They treat the decision of the electoral com- mission as final only fiom motives of the highest patriotism, and with a sincere inten- tion of abiding by their declaration in letter and in spirit. I was not with a purpose to unseat Mr Haye3 by illegal means that the electoral in- quiry was instituted. I was simply a mat- ter of justice to the peopl e, that a full knowl- edge of the extent and character of the frauds practiced might be had with a view to forearming the public against similar crimes in the next Presidential election. There is no honest man throughout the length and breadth of the country who Is not in full ac cord with, these ^purposes. Democrats as well as Republicans, while they may agree with Gen. Butler's presentati on of the legal aspects of the Presidential case, will depre- cate the agitation of the subject, especially as Congress, by an almost unanimous vote, has waived its undoubted right to reverse the decision of the electoral commission and thus made it final. A BADLY USED FAIR. The closi ng da ys of the session of Con- gress have been the saddest of the year to Fraud Hayes and Pirate Sherman. Kind- ness and considerati on they had no right to expect from their adversaries, but from them their only consolation came. I was some comfort to be assured of a continuance in office for a time, even if the assurance was accompanied by a broad reminder that they ad no business there. They are not par- ticular, however, as to the means by which they hold office, or to whose forbearance they owe it, provided they can profit by the emoluments and benefit by the honors of place. These functionaries, while they owe a debt of gratitude to the Democrats, have good reason to complain of the treatment of political friends, for by them they have been grievously wounded. I was not enough that grave doubts of their personal honesty a nd political integri ty had been openly ex- pressed by Republicans in the Senate. This indignity has been rubb ed in, and that in a manner to make them wince. The debate in the Senate on Monday evening the proposition to reimburse Sherman for the expenses of the Louisiana peace commission developed the fact that the course of Hayes is far from meeting the approval of some of the most prominent men in his party. Senator Spencer opened the disturbance by asking by what right the item, wholly unau- thorized by law was inserted in a general appropriation bill, and had an itemized bill of the expense of the committee read that showed the as- sembled Senators upon what meat these our peace commissioners fe ed when on their high and holy missions. Then Conkling "raised a point of order" by remarking that the commission aforesaid was a fraud that it had gone to Louisiana with instruc- tions to unseat Packard, whether he was le gally elected or not, and characterized it in unmeasured terms. Blaine and Kellogg fol- lowed with sharp criticisms and fearless de- nunciations of the conduct of the President in thwarting the will of the peopl e, the Sena- tor from Maine boldly asserting that if Pack- ard was not legally elected governor of Louisiana, Hayes was not legally elected President of the United States. Al th is time Howe, the elongated senior Senator from Wisconsin, was industriously pouring oil on the troubled watersand setting fire N^f^^^^rfM.fw.'-# THE ST. PAUL DAILY to it. Thurman and Beck, Democrats, damned the whole business by making weak apologies for the President and Sherman. The affair finally culminated in the rejection of the appropriation by a very decisive vote. So the Louisiana lottery dealer whoadvanced the money to Sherman, is out of pocket just $5,000, or will be unless the secretary of the treasury pays the money out of his own pocket. This he is not likely to do, as theto lottery is fully reimbursed by the protection itreceives from the parties concerned in the bargain. These little unpleasantnesses in the Re- public an family are not pleasant. They must grieve the soul of the amiabl e, smiling "monumental fraud who occupies the White House." And they are not becoming. Al bitterness should be buried in oblivion and the dove, the emblem of peace, should be wooed to make its resti ng place once more beneath the Republican banner, so that all beholders might exclaim: "Behold how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Come, gentlemen, bury the hatchet: smoke the calumet of peace or if you don't smoke, take a drop of something that's good for bile. MINNESOTA NEWS. During the month of May there were 4,223 gopher scalps presented to the auditor of Dodge county for bounty. I is estimated that 400,000 acres of new ground will be put under cultivation in Northern Minnesota th is season. A party of engineers left Brainerd a few days ago to locate a line of railroad on the Northern Pacific, west of Fargo, to Fort Garry. A nuisan ce with a dancing "cinnamon colored bear" is tramping through the villages of the State, levying penny contrib utions on the idle and the young. The Detro it Record, Becker county, is authority for the statement that most of the fields in the Red River valley are covered with water, caused by the recent rains. The Glencoe Register says: The prospect of obtaining the Minneapolis narrow guage railroad never was brighter than at present, and we expect to announce at no distant day that work has begun in earnest. The Mankato Revifio says scores of harvesters are taken to the country every day, and the present is a busy time among machine men. The complaint now is that they cannot get self-binders enough to supply the demand. A drummer, while waiting for a train at the dep ot in Hastings, was robbed of $750. did not miss his money till he reached Newpor t. The robber was undoubtedly "spotted," but contrived to make his escape with his booty. Mapleton, Blue Earth county, was the scene of a terrible disaster a few nights ago. A man named Bowman and his wife went to visit a sick neighbor, leaving seven children at home. During their absence the house took fire and five of the children we re burned to death. Three months ago a valuable gold chain belonging to E Kendall, of Lake City, was stolen. Ci ty Marshal Banks shadowed two young men living in Red Wing, William Brisbin and William Cook by name. arrested them the other day, and found the chain in their possession. They are now in jail. Three trains a day are now running on the Midland railroad, which is in operation from Wabashaw to Znmbrota, a distance of 6 0 miles. The enterprise shown by the management is highly creditable, and indicates good succe ss in the future. The opening of the road -will doubtless develop many of the fine mill privileges along the line of the Zumbro. Last week a gentleman interviewed the ten wheat firms doing business in Lake City, and ascertained that the amount of the 1877 wheat crop marketed there approximated 1,250,000 bushels, nearly all No. 1, which brought on an average 9 7 cents per bushel. The dealers estimate that four-fifths of last year's crop, tributary to Lake City market, is still in the hands of the farmers. The Lake City, (Wabashaw county Sentinel, of the 19th inst., says a freight train on the river divisi on ran over Mrs. Boyne at Bridge Switch, near a Crescent. I is re ported the woman was under the influence of liquor and had laid down on the trestle and gone to sleep. After the train ran over her she fell to the ground, a distance of twel-ve or fourteen feet and broke her arm. Her leg was cut above the knee by the cars, and the doctor says she cannot live. THE POPULAR BEVERAGE. Ifew York Annnallt/ Selling and. Drinking 600,000,000 Glasses of Lager. [New York Sun.l Two or three hundred men having drank two or three thousand glasses of lager last evening in Gilmore's Garden, a discussion arose among them concerning the beverage, and the amou nt sold and consumed in New York from year to year. Representatives of nearly all the great breweries were present, and figures were produced that were official, and, that tabulated, are as follows, the period being from May 1, 1877, to May 1, 1878: Barrels. Jacob Buppert, lager beer 101,058 George Bingler & Co., lager beer 57,984 George Ehret, lager beer 160,103 Peter Doelger, lager beer 56.215 Bernheimer & Schmidt, lager beer 55,000 E. & M. Schaeter, lager beer 50,842 Conrad Stein, lager beer 50,642 Yuengling & Co., lager beer 47.890 Jacob Hoffman, lager beer 47,042 Eckert & Winter, lager beer 43,832 John Kress, lager beer 89,448 A. Huepiels & Son, laser beer 87.546 John Eichler, lager beer 36,356 a Vergne & Burr, lager beer 28,393 J. & Kuntz & Co., lager beer.... 26,810 Philip Schaefer. lager beer 23,018 Bauer & Betts. lager beer 22,267 Opperman & Mueler, lager beer 22,020 F. A. Neuman, lager beer 20,257 Joseph Doelger, lager beer 19,432 Schmidt & Koehme, lager beer 19,066 Charles Bievenus, lager beer 17,159 Schwaner & Amend, lager beer 14.16J J. & M. Haffen, lager beer 18,689 Henry Zeltner, lager beer 13,138 Jacob Ahles, lager beer 10,580 Catherine Diehle, lager beer 1,211 Peter Aules, Jr., lager beer 200 Clausen & Son, ale and lager 89,038 P. & W. Eblin, ale and lager 32,483 A. Fink & Son, ale and lager 27,330 Elias & Betts, lager beer (about) 40,000 Total 1,442,974 The amount, 160,103 barrels, put down as made and sold by George Ehret, was so extra' ordinary as to challenge special inquiry, and Mr. Ehret confirmed it There are fo i kegs to each barrel, or 5.771, 896, nearly six million kegs of larger for one year's consumption. As the discussion waxed warm, Mr. Bial, of the Tall Tower, neared the scene, and was at once set upon and pressed into the entertain ment as a consumer. ordered beer for the company, and while he was in the final agony of drawing a monumental schooner, he was asked: "Mr. Bial, if it'B a fair question, how much lager beer did your concern use la st year?" "We paid $150,000 for beer last year," he replied. As the price of a barrel of beer is $8, it follows that the Tall Tower patrons must have emptied between 19,000 and 20,000 barrels, say 80,000 kegs of beer. "How many glasses of beer are there in a keg?" "Well, that depends on the drawer. Some men oan get 120 glasses from a barrel, but they average 115. I men drink quick the beer and foam together fill a glass. I they sit and drink at tables it is different." So if a keg averages 115 glasses, and there wer.e neany 6,000,000 kegs used last year, it follows that there were drank 690,000,000 glasses of beer between May and May. :GLOBE, \T *A~ MINNEAPOLISNEWS Specially Reported for the Daily Globe THE EXCURSION. Arranqenxent for the Reception in Minne- apolisComrmttees AppointedBusiness Men to Meet the Party at Minnehaha. The -board of trade had a meeting yesterday prepare for the reception of our distinguished guests from Milwaukee th is morning. The following committee of reception was a ppointed: A. C. Band, W Washburn, Dorilus Morrison, S. Pillsbbry, W. W. Eastman, Richard Chute, W. W. McNair, Gilfillan, S. W. Farnham, Geo. Newell, N. Harwood, Anthony Kelly, J. C. Oswald, E A. Harmon, E. M. Wilson, A. M. Reid, John DeLaittre, Blakely, H. G. Sidle, S. E Neiler, E. Byers, A. Barton, A. Mulford, C. C. Sturtevant, H. C. Gale, S. Gilson, J. Bassett, 8 Corser, L. Fletcher, Nelson Williams, T. 8 King, Robert Hall, Geo. Keith, Thos. Lowry, S. K. Waterman, Tattle, Knickerbacker, O. A. Pray, W. Eldred, Buxton, Frank Steele, Henry T. Welles, C. W. Case, C. Prior, Col. John Heuion. The committee will take a special train at the Milwaukee depot this morning at 8:15, accompanied by a large party of business men from this city, and proceed to Minnehaha Falls, where they will meet the excursionists returning to this city. Th party will be met by citizens with their carriages. The arrangements thus far made are to receive the party on their arrival at the Milwaukee depot in carriages. They will pass down Washington avenue to Tenth avenue south, cross the lower bridge, down University avenue to the university, up Fifth street to Central avenue, cross suspension bridge, out Hennepin avenue to Lake Calhoun and Lakewood cemetery, returning to the city via some of the other avenues to the Nocollet. This route may be changed somewhatthe design being to give the party a good view of the city and its surroundings. During the afternoon and eveni ng it is desired that the committee and citizens generally should call on the excursionists socially, and afford them an opportunity to visit and examine the manufacturing and mercantile establishments of the city. It is hoped and expected that there will be a general turnout of citizens to extend the courtesies of the occasion to the visitors. DRUIOICAL. Second Days' Session of the Grand Grove of Minnesota. The Grand Grove of Druids reassembled at Druid's hall yesterday morning, and transacted a large amou nt of routine business. Among the amendments made to the subordinate grove constitution were the following: The fees to be paid by initiates into the Widows' and Orphans' Fundor insurance fundwill hereafter be as follows, the age to be computed from the nearest birthday: I twenty-one years of age, $1.50 22 years, $1.75 23 \ears, $2.00 24 years, $2.25: 25 years, $2.50 26 years, $2.75: 27 years, $3.00 28 years, $3.25, 29 years, $3.50 30 years, $3.75 31 years, $4.25 32 years $4-75 33 years, $5.25 34 years, $5.75 35 years, $6.25 36 years, $7.00 37 years, $7.75 38 years, $8.50 39 years, $9.25 40 years, $10.00 41 years, $11.00 42 years, $12.00 43 years, $13.00 44 years, $14.50 45 years, $16.00 46 years, $18.00 47 years, $20.00 48 yeais, $22.50 49 years $25.00: 50 years, $28.00. The law in regaid to fees to be charged charter applicants (for W. and O. fund) was amended so as to make them one-half of the above. The minimum price for degree fees Was fixed at two dollars, subordinate groves to be allowed to make the fee as much larger as they see fit. MemberR taking traveling cards may hereafter be required to make a deposit in their subordinate groves, not exceeding one dollar per month, to meet assessments that may be made on account of widows' and orphans' fund. The G-rancL Gtove voted to indorse the objects of the "Druids' Farming and Colonization Company" (of which Senator Leinau is a leading spirit), and certified to the integrity, enterprise and responsibility of the board of directors. It was voted, almost unanimously, that the next annual session of the Grand Grove be held at Chaska. The officers for the ensuing yeai were in stalled in the afternoon, after which the grand arch announced the following standing committees: On FinanceEd. A. Stevens, R.~B. Basf ord, Otto Dreher. On CorrespondencePeter Weegs, M. Minor, Coleman. On AppealsE. Millman, Flowson, C. Lienan. On Supervision of lawsGeo. Walker, W. Dreezer, Weibel. On ReturnsS. Pollock, A Stellhammet, O. Serthaxnxe. District deputies for the various subordinate groves were announced as follows: No. 1MattKuhl. 2F. Lueders. 8Otto Dreher. 4H. W. Yopping. 5F. W. Herring. 6Peter Weibel. 7B. Withey. 8J. Lowe. 9Geo. Walker. 10C. Slawson. 11E. Milham. 12 0. M. Olson. 13Geo. A. Hoffman. 14M. litis. 15R. a ford. 16Peter Peters. 17W. Parker. Votes of thanks were tendered the retiring officers, and Minneapolis brethren, and the Grand Grove adjourned sine die. In the evening a banquet and ball was held, the same being well attended and heartily en joyed. RAILROAD NEWS. Organisation of the Minneapolis Eastern List of the Officers ChosenThe C. M. & St. to Build a JVew line Between Minneapolis and St. Paul. The much talked abont Eastern railway company met on Tuesday evening and organized for business by the election of the following officers: PresidentJoel Bassett. Vice PresidentCarroll Hobart. TreasurerCharles A. Pillsbury. SecretaryEd. Barber. Board of DirectorsL. Day, Bassett, E R. Barber, C. A. Pillsbury, and C. Hobart. I is the intention of the company to proceed at once with the preliminary survey of the line over the most available route from St. Paul to Minneapolis, crossing the river and tapping the milli ng center of this city as before announced in the GLOB E. I is expected that work will be commenced as soon as the surveys are completed and the right of way se cured. Th people of the two ends of the coming metropolis can rest assured that before the snow shall fly this fall the Minneapolis eastern will be built and trains running regu larly. STILL ANOTHER. And still they come. The dual cities are also to be united by still another line of railway. Th authorities of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road have determined to shorten their line between St Paul and Minneapolis, and with that praiseworthy object in view, have arranged for an immediate survey of a route between the two cities, via Minnehaha Falls. Th survey will be made at once, and it is by no means improbable that the dirt will be flying on the grade before thirty days have passed. N definite time has been fixed for the completion of the road, however, but the fact of its construction is settled by the authorities. Will the croakers stop talking about the "rivalry" of the two cities when these railways, with their trains every thirty minutes, have begun operations? Anyhow, they will die off after a while. A little comfort in that thought. Cataract China Wedding. Cataract engine company, the pioneer company of the Minneapolis department, celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their organizati on last night. The ceremonies consisted of a banquet at Old Masonic hall on the East side, followed by a "feast of reason and flow of soul" in the form of toasts and responses by members of the company and invited guests. The whole concluded with a grand ball, partici- THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 2C"l78. pated in by the members of the company, their wives friends and sweethearts. During the life of Cataract company it has carried on its roll of membership a very large proportion of the leading men of the East Division, including lawyers, doctors and other great men, a member of Congress or two, several generals in the army, two or three Governors, and any number of such small fry as Senators, Legislators &c. The company has always been up and dressed for business, and now, uninjured by its years of service and its great age, takes rank as out of the very best organization in the city. Th GLO BE regrets that other calls upon its precious space prevents a more complete report of its 'china wedding," and hopes to chronicle it more fully when the diamond era shall arrive. MINNEAPOLIS GXOBELETS. Strawberries 10 and 15 cents per quart. Business men intending to meet the excursionists at Minnehaha will be on hand at the Milwaukee depot promptly at 8:15 A. M. A horse strayed from Eagle Creek, Scott county, on the 13th inst. Capt. oy sot the notice on the 18th, and yesterday coralled the animal in this city. The promised rain of Tuesday night was a delusion and a snare. The promise was more than the performance, as scarcely a drop fell to moisten the parched earth. Allan Hill has disposed of his Dayton Block drug store to S. S. Small, who will hereafter dispense healing potions instead of building first class opera houses. The Total Abstinence band will give another of their pleasant open air concerts at the corner of Sixteenth avenue south and Eighth street, on Friday evening. The health inspector buried three dead horses yesterday and two the day before. The Ramsey county Republican convention seems to have poisoned the atmosphere for mile, around. The regetta at Lake Calhoun yesterday afternoon drew quite a large crowd, but the storm came up just in time to stop the fun Th race commenced, but the wind drove them into shore. Two yonng women left their homes in St Cloud and came to this city on Tuesday. Chief Munger got a dispatch fiom the father of one of them and took them in charge on their arrival. I^A* T_i. Gr. Howard died of inflammation of the bowels on Tuesday. was a member of the Odd Fellows and Druids, and the insurance on his life through these organizations aggregates about $2,400. G. M. Cosswell & Co., is the name of a new firm that came from White Pigeon, Mich., recently and have opened up a first class harness establishment at No. 118 Washington avenue south. Le them come there is room for all. Officer Wescott arrested a drunken loafei who was frightening women and children on lower Washington avenue yesterday afternoon. The thermometer being about 90 degrees in the shade, the fellow was deposited in the cooler to reflect. A. Mulford took Tom King's place on the swearing stool at Jud ge Cooley's court yesterday, having made one of twelve good and true men who decided a 7x9 case. Profanity is verj unbecoming, but gives wonderful relief under certain circumstances. Only three runaways yesterday one doing no damage, one wrecking a meat wagon, a lumber wagon and a single buggv, and one caving in Frank Steele's ofhee on the hay market, It was too warm for a full day's business in runaways. We will do better to-day. One hundred and fifteen insurance agents have been heard from representing every section of the State, and the convention of five underwriters is already an assured success. Every town importance in Minnesota will be represented by one or moie agents. Major Camp was visited at bi mill by a number of his swarthy relatives from the vicinity of White Earth agency. I the aborigines don't protect themfaelves from the burning rays of the sun more perfectly they are liable to become as badly tanned as the major himsell. A. T. Ankeny has removed his residence beyond the city limits, and may now be found after business hours at his pleasant granger home on Western avenue two miles from the city hall. May good luck attend you, Thomas, in the cultivation of roses, strawberries an blooded cattle. As it was all arranged for Washbu in beforehand the GLO BE representative did not considei the Republican primaiies of sufficient importance to publish the names delegates chosen. I is still talked in Republican circle that the county convention ought to select 4fc delegates so as to keep up with Stewards friends. The pupils of the Jackson school gave a pleasant surprise to Miss Ten Eyck, principal, yesterday, by presenting her with a pair of bea-utifu.1 vases and a handsomely bound volume of poems. Miss Ten Ey ck has been principal of the Jackson school for several years, but ne xt fall will leave the Jackson and take charge of the Franklin. She is a most admirable teacher, and the Franklin neighborhood are to be congratulated. CITY COUNCIL. Claims for DamagesThe Usual Host of PetitionsMore Crookedness of ExComptroller OrtmanBassett Creek Bridge Busted. At a regular meeting of the city council last night all the aldermen were present. Mayor Rand sent in a communication ap pointing Jacob Hein as patrolman in place of Wm. Christensen, resigned. Confirmed. W. W. Eastman and others claimed damages to their property on account of constructing piers to suspension bridge, and asking that the claim be arbitrated. Referred to a special committee of three, consisting of Aldermen Camp, Hangan and Waitt, to investigate. A protest was received against allowing a street railway to be constructed on Nicollet avenue. Referred. A petition was received from residents of Firbt avenue south asking that a street railway be allowed to be constructed on First avenue south. Laid over. President Corser voted against allowing a frame building to be erected within the fire limits. Seventeen aldermen voted wrong on the same question. The Minneapolis Eastern railway company asked for right of way over River street, etc. for their track, as heretofore published in the GLOBE. Referred. Citizens of the Thirdward protested against restraining cattle from running at large between Bassett's creek and Plymouth avenue. Wm. Hill, comptroller, sent in a communication announcing that a city bond fo i $900 had been paid when upon its face it became due. That investigation proved that the proceeds of the sale of said bond had never been paid into the city treasury. I was discovered on investigation the late city comptroller, E Qrtman, had converted the proceeds to his own use. Refeired to the city attorney with instructions to commen ce suit against the bondsmen of the late comptroller. The city engineer submitted bids forth construction of the Bassett's creek bridge on Second street. Aid. Waitt moved the contract be awarded to the lowest bidders. Aid. Snyder moved to indefinitely postpone, -which motion prevailed by 11 to 7. The final estimate of Winston Brothers for sewer on Nicollet avenue of $400, was allowed and ordered paid. The final estimate for earth fill on University avenue, amounti ng to $646.72, was allowed and ordered paid. The committee on claims reported against allowing the claim of Pratt, Jobs & Co., for damages from surface water. Adopted. The committee on roads and bridges reported adversely to allowing the Lyndale street railay to use Nicollet avenue for their line. PERSONAL. Dr. D'Unger thinks of removing to Chicago soon and making a specialty of the care of chronic alcoholism. Superintendent T. V. Tousley, of the Minneapolis schools, will spend his summer vacation amid the mountains of Colorado. A. E Bowe, formerly a lawyer of this city, ow practicing his profession in the village of Northfield, is visiting friends in this city. Col. Lounsberry, editor of the Bismarck Tribune, and probable delegate in the ne xt Congress from Dakota, is visiting friends in this city. Chief Engineer Strong, of the St. Paul fire department, was in the city last night in at tendance upon the china wedding of old Cataract company. THE COURTS. District Court. GENERAL TEEM. fBefore Judge Vanderburgh. 1 The mal-practice case against Dr. Kimball is still on the boards, with the defense hammering away at the doctors. Judge Young filed the following decision yesterday Wilson against Horace Thompson E. M. et als. Motion to strike out portion of defendants' answer denied. Municipal Court. (Before Judge Cooley."| Robert Idell got a little too mu ch benzine aboard and paid $ 5 and costs for carrying the cargo. Cheap Hardware. The enterprising firm of Smith & Day, burned out in the Lumley block fire, will open up in the course of a few days at the corner of Sixth avenue south and Washington avenue. That will beth boss opportunity for obtaining bargains in saws, chisels, squares, wrenches, and tools of every kind, shape, form and variety not to speak of locks, cutlery and tinware in endless variety. Messrs. S. & are not the kind of material to become discouraged at one little disaster like that of last week, and only ask their customers to wait a minute till they spit on their hands and get ready for further business. Lyndale Street Railway. The Lyndale Street Railway company was organized yesterday. William McCrary, William R. Hawks, of Columbus, Ohio Samuel E Neilor, Jason N. Cross, and Robert S. Innes, of Minneapolis, Minn., were the incorporators. Wm. McCrary was chosen president, S. E Neilor treasurer, Robert S. Innes secretary. MORE RASCALITY Developed in the Conduct of the United States Mint. LWashington (June 17) Special to Chicago Times, i S^i^fe^^^^t^^ki^^^k&^^^M^i Glover's committee have just completed a thorough and exhaustive investigatiwn of the mints as administered by Director Linderm&n. A synopsis which Glover has caused to be laid hefore the President and the secretary of the treasury states that the following facts have been ascertained: Prof. Rogers, of the Philadelphia mint, was sent to inspect the Comstock lode, *n a making an extiavagant report of its mineral resources sent the value of ths stock up from $200 to $1,000. Rogers was stockholder in the Consolidated Virginia Mining company when he made hi* report. Dr. Lmdeiman made a purchase $1,- DOO,000 of silver of the Consolidated Virginia Alining company, for which he paid $30,000 more than the same amount of silver could have been purchased for in Europe and placed che same in the assay office in New York. Dc. Linderman, brother, and wife own stock in the mine. His brother was sent to the San Francisco mint to perform service which could have been done at one-halt the cost by the parties in San Francisco. used cast iron pipes at excessive cost to run off acid, which pipes were consumed in a te weeks, earthen pipes being necessary for that purpose, and uaving been previously used. supplied coal in San Francisco for the use of the mint, on Ja contract, charging 67 per ton more than the market price of the coal in San Francisco. i)i Linderman's wife received a present of $1,000 from the employes of the San Francisco mint. In the accounts of one year for parting bullion in the assay office in New York it appears that cheie was a loss of about $9,000 to the government, and, upon an examination the accounts the office by Glover's experts, it was proved that there was again to the government of o?er$4,00(| n[,hevery trai.s ctio I of whichthe above-mentioned loss is chaigea. making. with other xteme, an aggregate difference %28,U00- Ihere are discrepancies in Dr Linderman's published accounts, ranging through a period of eight years, aggregating $30,01)0,000. This is not regarded as proving theft, but as showing that the director's figures are unreliable and of very little value. Frank Gassaway, formerly assistant cashier of the fiist national bank this city was sent to Sa Francisco by Dr. Linderman, ostensibly to make an in ventory the furniture at the mint. Gassaway was employed nearly a year and received almost $2,000, and when he left the service he had not even made a report. Th proof is a letter from Dr. Linderman to Gaspaway, complaining of not having received the report. I his testimony Dr. Linderman states that he sent Gassaway to San Francisco because he was in the way of Bristow, who asked him to get Gassaway out of town. The report contains an iccount of a number of trips made by Dr Linderman's son to San Francisco at the pub Lie expense, and -without any ostensible purpose beyond that giving the young man an opportunity to see the country and take some fat contracts of a dubious character. The whole Linderman family seems to have been quartered on the government some way Th charge, repeatedly made, that Linderman notified F. Low, president of the Anglo-California bank at San Francisco, of the stoppage of coining trade dollars before the stoppage was publicly an nounced, thus enabling Low and his friends to clear a profit of $80,000 or more, appears to be true. John Sherman has the impudence to call this synopsis of established facts "allegations" and to say that no action will be taken in reference to them till they have been fully investigated by persons competent to do justice to the government and to see that no injustice is done to Linderman. This assumption that the committee are not competent, and this intimation that their work is to be gone over by persons designated by Sherman, is deemed by Glover's friends a direct insult to him and the committee, and they say it is unlikely to be tamely borne, especially as it means that Sheiman will refer the facts discovered to Lmdeiman's in the treasury, who will whitewash him. Dr. Linderman's term of office has expired, though he claims to the contrary, and the President has postponed the maki ng of any nomination for director of the mint till Glover's committee shall have finished the investigation. I appears to be conceded that Linderman will not be renominated at present. Attorney General Wilson's Opinion on the Text Book Law. STATE OF MINNESOTA, ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, Sr. PAUL, June 14. 1878. Frederick A. Fogg, County Superintendent of Schools, Ramsey County, Minnesota: SIB: I am in receipt of vour favor of the 8th inst., submitting the following questions respecting the act to provide uniform and cheap text books: "First, With respect to the ordering of the State books by clerks of common and independent districts, does the law leave it to the option of said clerks, or does it enjoin it upon them as a duty '"Second. I said clerks fail to order books by March 15th, it is their duty to order as soon thereafter as possible? "Third. I it the duty of said clerks, in maki ng requisitions for books, to order a quantity sufficient to supply the pupils of their districts forth full school year?" That portion of section 4 of the act approved February 23d, 1877, hereinafter quoted, it seems to me, contains a definite answer to your first and third questions. "Section 4: I shall be the duty of each district clerk of the several school districts of the State of Minnesota to make out an estimate of the number of school books required for one year's supply of his school district, designating the number of book of each kind wanted, and forward the same on or before the 15th day of March of each year. I shall be a misdemeanor for the clerk to refuse or neglect to perform the duties above designated, punishable by a fine not to exceed twenty-nve dollars or imprisonment not to exceed thirty days." The proviso to section six of the supplementary act, approved March 8th, 1878, answers in the affirmative your second inquiry. Very respectfully yours, GEO. WILSON, Attorney General. Movements of Oceen Steamships. LONDO N, June 19.Steamships Illyrian and Liberia from Boston, Ontario from Montreal, and Scotia from New York, arrived out. NEW YORE. Ju ne 19.Arrived, steamships Algeria from Liverpool, Arragon from Bristol, Sneila from Hamburg, and Canadafrom Havre. Igi^s^4ii: GLOBELETS. Gen. Grant has been received in Paris with a courtesy like that which greets the princes of reigning houses. JK,3r"sh The socialist liberal party in New York denounce the attempted assassination of the Emperor of Germany. Mrs. Elizabeth Jenkins, mother of Mrs. Surrat, lately died in Prince George's oounty, Maryland, aged 88 years. The medical college horrors lately brought to light in Cincinnati and Ann Arbor, have given a shock to public sensibility from which it will not soon recover. In 1877 in England, 60,000 postage stamps were found loose in letter boxes and bags, having been rubbed off through insufficient "licking and sticking." The two Long Branch "firebugs," who se fire to Commodore Chamberlain's barns, stables and corn ricks, have been sentenced to the penitentiary for ten jears each. Jim Anderson, the red headed, may have punctured the reputation of others without benefitting his own, yet it must be conceded that a liar, even, may tell the trnth. A son of Gen. Sherman is about to take holy orders as a Jesuit priest in the Catholic church. His mother, daughter of the late Thomas Ewing, of Ohio, is a devoted member of the Catholic church. The great sensation at th Paris Exposition is the sale of the diamonds of Isabella, ExQueen of Spain. These gems are immense in quantity as well as in value. As noted in the catalogue they consbt of 300 lots. The brave and plucky Cincinnati girl who resolutely said "No" at the altar, because the breath of hei affianced smelt of rye, v.onld do well to leave Cincinnati and come to St. Paul, rather than live and die a spinster. The Cincinnati Enquirer's "Essay on Man" is in one canto as follow s: Man 's a vaker, Full of woe, starts a paper, Up he goes. John Mines, of Utica. N. Y.. has a two column letter in the New YorkTVoWd, in which he claims, and adduces evidence to show, that Senator Conkling is the real originator of the investigation of the President's title now in progress before the Potter committee. A wave of social science struck Indianopolis the other day, and as nobody knew what social science is the shock was something alarming, till it was announced that Mrs. Horbet of Chicago was present to explain it, and hke a lightning conductor the lmcomprehensible element haimlcss. Highway robbers boldly assail passengers in crowded street cars, on ihird avenue, Ne Yoik city. A few nights since five ruffians en tered a Third avenue car, and in the presence of 30 or 40 passengers brutally assaulted and robbed Josenh W. Lafretra, one of the railroad company's cash receivers. When the discovery was made in An Arbor of bodies in pickle in the medical college Dr. Herdman demonstrator anatomy, was badly "cut up," and raved like a mad man When the learned doctor shuffles ofi this mortal coil his carcass ought to be cut in the interest of science, as the corpses of his pickled subjects are now. It is told of a good Advent brother Massachusetts, who recently caught a chap stealing meat from his market, that in reply to the man's plea to be let off, and, God helping him, he would never steal again, ho said: "Go helping you Why, you scoundrel, if I had not caught yon stealing you would never have known there was a God An irate father overhauled an eloping daughter at Philadelphia the other da and in his wrath knocked hei new made husband down with a cane, then accompanied the pair to a surgeon's office to have the bridegroom's broken head dressed, paid the suigcon his fee, kissed and made up, and went on lovingly together to the parental home in Jamestown. N.Y. Gen. Grant is being severely ciitiscd for his management of the campaign of the Wilderness, and the great destruction of hfcg there. Gen. McClellan being appealed to say anything on the subject. is frank enough to saj he knows nothing of the matter except by hearsay, and he declines peremptoiily to pass any criticism on Gen. Grant'b military movements. HEKE'b A SAMPLE Of How tJohn Sherman Pays His Debts of Honor. [Washington (June 17,) Special to Chicago Times. 1 There is another pleasant ret elation about the trading Louisiana commission who ran an extraordinary bill of S200 a day each in tho pursuance of an unlawful task. I appears that Parker, cashiei of the Fir6t National bank, has been repaid for 1 he money that he advanced upon Sheiman's request. The manner of repaj ment is full as interesting as the original scheme of illegal and scandalous borrowing. This loan was a subject of some anxiety to John Sherman last winter. believed that there would be some trouble in getting Congress to pay the expenses of this party, and at one time it was proposed that a collection should be taken among the cabinet people to make up the sum. Hayes, as niggardly as he is about spending money, was persuaded to stand in for a share. Juht about this time a Louisiana friend of the administiation learned of this annojancc and resolved to remove it and thereby obtain credit for himself. Chas. Howard, of Morris & Howard, the proprietors of the Louisiana lottery, was in this city at the time. is the John Morrisey of Louisiana politics, was very intimate with the Hayes commission, and thereby secured great influence with the Nicholls government. Th Louisiana friend who has learned of John Sherman's loan, went to Howard and said to him: "now, here is a chance for you." You advance this money to pay Parker. Put it upon high groundb. Sa that you are a Louisiana business man and are willing to come forward and pay the expenses of this commission that has dune so mu ch for restoring peace and order to that State. this, and if Congress ever appropriates any money to pay the bill, well and good. I not it will be all the pame." Howard caught at this chance to make political capital and his offer was greedily snapped up. Th man who had no delicacy in going to the syndicate for a loan had no scruples against it being made good by a lottery company. 27ie Road to Success. The Owatonna Press suggests the names of Messrs. Severance, Coggswe ll or Judge Willso n, as the Democratic candidate for Congress in th is district. W have not ad vised with Mr. Ssverance, but from his frequently expressed views we are justified in saying that under no circumstanc es wou ld he accept a nomination. Either Messrs. Coggswe ll or Wilson will be satisfactory to this end of the district, and would constitute a strong nomination. W believe in presenting an able and popular candidate and in making a vigorous campaign. W may not succe ed this year, but our suggestion ia a sure road to future success. Russell Would Be a Candidate if not too Modest. I Lake City LeaderM. C. Russell, Editor.] Now that we are in for it we are in favor of Russell, first, last and all the time. Erin go Unum! E Pluribus Bragh! I we fail in reaching the goal, we shall then soy to the convention, "Bring your candidate, and shall do onr level best to elect him." W can seen kind of reason why we should play two-faced, or do any undeihand work in this matter, and we do not propose to do any. W are a square, out end cut candidate now for the nomination, and should we be nominated, we shall be elected, and don't you forget it

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