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BUSINESS OF ST. PAUL.
JlECOBD OF A ntOSPEROVS CITY.
The Commercial Emporium of the 2forth
v/est Makes a Splendid Exhibit of Basi
nets for the Year t817Nearly Twenty
eight Millions of Wholesale Trade, Over
"Nine Millions Ketall and Nearly Five
Millions of Manufactures--Figaros which
While St. I'dixl is known and recogmz
cd as the /jreat commercial emporium
of the Northwct, comparatively few. even of
our own citizens, are aware of what that fact
signifies. A '-lior time since the Chamber of
Commerce emploj cd Mr. W. 31. Campbell to
obtain the statistic*, the wholeojlc trade of
the city for the past ear, and we are enabled,
as the result, to present the following table this
morning, showing sn aggiegabe business of
twenty-seven million, eight hundred and fifteen
thouband, pud seventy-two dollars:
Style of Business.
ffi S fcg
Copper and biass article.
'rocker and glosbwaie
7 Mi .f 1,027,000
'2 Boilcrb (s-toam).
Book bcUcrh, stntioneis, mid
paper den Icro
Boots tind shoes
Boxes (papir and wood)
Brooms. Ei ushtv)
Onrpcts, oil cloth*-, etc
.1 2 4
28,000 40 000
14,000 40,000 50 000
130,000 4'10,000 351,000
144,000 7S3,000 o?0,000
TOAI Commission meichants
23 32 44 A 4 Dry goods
Mour (mills alone)
FmUa, foreign and domestic
dpa ritterb and plumber*'
j 3 6 45.000
36 3,751,000 4,400,000
Hardwire, stoves, etc
TIats, caps ard furs
Hides, pelts,, fuis, wool, etc.
Iro n, steel and heavy hard
Leather and shoo finding*)
Lime, plaster and cement..
Looking glass plates
Lumb6i, lath and shingles.
Mill machinery, mill and
Oysters, fish and game.
Pork dealeis and packers...
Pianos, organs, etc
Printers' materia ls
Roots (gathered Minn.)..
8 1 3 7 2 1
Bait Sash, doors and blinds.
Watches, jewelry, etc....
6 5 1 1 1
3 3 2 3
2 2 2 6 4 2
55,000 35,000 15,000
5 8 6
Soap, candles, etc
Steam heating, ventilating.
a 4 2
Toys and fancy goods
Agricultural implements... 2 185
Baking powder 1 16
Boiler manufacturers 2 25
Bookbinders, blank books.. 8 47
Boots and shoes 2 187
BOK manufacturers 45 30
Briok i 9
Brooms 2 12
Brushes 1 35
Carriages, wagons, sleighs.. 18 151
Cement pipe 2
Cigars 29 197
Clothing 4 C40
Confectionery 4 46
THE RETAIL TRADE FOR 1877.
While the great trade of a commercial me-
iropoliB in always in the wholesale department,
the retail statistics of St. Paul mako no email
item, as the following figures prove
Style of Business.
S a c.3
Agricultural Implements... 8
Booksellers and Stationers. 16
Boots and Shoes., 50
Bookbinders, Blank books. 3
Carpets, Oil Cloths, etc 4
Cement Pipe 1
Cigars (exclusi7ely)..... 23
Clothing (readv made) 14
Coal and Wood 10
Confeotionery and Fruit 84
Fish, oysteis and game (ex-
Fire extinguishers 1
Fancy goods 5
Flour and feed (exclusixely) 15
I 'ngravera 2
Hair (human) dealeis 3
Hardware, stoves, etc 17
Hats, caps, gloves, furs, etc 9
Livery stables 13
Marble dealers 4
Mathematical instruments.. 1
Me.at markets 40
Pianos and organs 4
Pictures and picture frames 2
Patent medicines (exclu
Plumbers and gas htteis.... 5
Pop, ginger ale, etc 3
Printers, book and job.. 12
Rubber goods 1
Second-hand stores 9
Sewing machines 7
Seeds (held, fkmcr and gar
Show cases 1
Teas and coffee 2
Tin and sheet iron 17
Vegetables (market house).
Wagons, carriages, sleighs,
Watches, clocks and jew
Zephyr worsteds 3
36 41 99
14 24 26
44 2D 23
Total aggregate sales #9,206,351
OUR MANUFACTURES IN 1877.
The amount of manufacturing in St. Paul is
oftentimes underrated, because wo have been
too much acoustomed to look at our commer
cial business as the extent of our greatness.
Those who have entertained such ideas will do
well to peruse the appended table:
Kind of Business. PA
3 0 H
Copper and braes 2
Coffee and spices 2
Dried beef (cut) 1
Druggists manufactutmg... 2
Engines and cars 2
Galvanized iron cornices,
roofing and roofing ma
Hat and bonnet bleachers... 2
Horse collars 3
Marble (workers) 4
Mathematical instruments.. 1
Planing mills 3
Fop, ginger ale, etc 3
,_ Pork packers 6
WHOLESALE nunc or M. PAUL JOB 1877. i is, book and job.... 12
Sash, doors and blinds 2
3 9 4
26 30 10
41,000 28,000 34,000
45,000 52,000 28,000 69,500 60,000 14,000
12 12 58
14 48 25 C6 27
Show cases 1
Soap, candles, etc 2
Shirts ^-..i.. 6
Steam heating 3
Tin nd sheet hon 17
Trunks, valises, etc 2
Tj pe ionndries 1
Others not enumerated 4
Persons employ cd
Total value of ai tides manufactured.$4,991,657
OTHER SIGNIFICANT FI0UKE3.
The river imports show an aggiegate of 80,-
325,671 lbs., and exports, 9,301,876 lbs. with
Kulroad imports added the aggregate is 787,-
770.705 ft., and rail and river exports com
bined 194,561,750 lbs.
The seven banks of the city show an average
daily balance of $3,943,573 the aveiage dis
counts are $4,197,065, and the exchange sold in
1877, aggregated 834,578,476.
It is not probable that another pity of forty
thousand inhabitants, in the United States,
can make such a showing as is furnished by
the nbove figures.
Gen. T. W. Wilson, we regret to learn, is
lying seriously ill of pneumonia at his resi
dence in this city.
Hon. E. W. Durmt, of Stillwater, spenfr the
the day yesterday in the city, busily intent
upon matters of concern to the Masonic breth
The friends of Samuel C-. Sloan will regret to
lenm that ho h?s been confined to his room at
the Cosmopolitan hotel for somo time, and is
still quite ill.
The new sacred opera, "Joseph," which is to
ho performed at Dos Moines, Iowa, as a compli
ment to the Iowa Legislature, is dedicated by
the author, V. C. Taylor, to our citizen, W. H.
C. D. O'Brien left yesterday morning for
Litchfield to assist County Attorney Strobeck
in tho prosecution of Annie Hollingstvorth, for
assault with intent to kill upon the peison of
Rev. Arthur Little, of Fon du Lac, Wis., who
declined a $2,500 call from Plymouth Church,
of this city, has accepted the pastorate of New
England Church, Chicago. We think Mr. Lit
tle has made a "little" mistake, as he could
not have found abetter or more liberal congre
gation than our friends up on Summit avenue.
But may the Chicago olkB had the longest
purse, and hence made the loudest call. But
the Plymouth folks should not despair.
"There's as good fish," &c.
At tho Metropolitan: Z. B. Clarke, Benson
J. A. Leonard, Rochester A. J. Underwood,
Fergus Falls A. 8. Farmer, Detroit W. N.
Allen, Chicago John P. Molton, Denver Oti6
Ayer, Le Sueur P. Arnold, Montreal Geo. M.
Mowbray, North Adams, Mass. J. B. Cnm
mings, Winona Augustus Smith, Plain view
R. P. Cheney, Appleton W. J. Kountz, Alle
ghany, Pa. Boren Listoe, Fergus Falls A. J.
Edgerton, Mantorville L. G. Prendergast, Col
linwood Geo. Bryant, Elgin.
At the Sherman House: M. O'Neil, Mantor
ville Mrs. Crompton, Iowa H. H. Whitney,
Brainerd J. T. Oyeskleba and wife, Owatona
John Stuart, Scotland B. G. Canlfield, Ch%
cago J. E. White, Wyoming J. W. Birdwell,
Minneapolis Johnie Murry, Minneapolis
E. Grimshaw, Deadwood, D.T. O. Vandusen
and wife, do. B. Madison, Central City, D. T.
David M. Bisbee, La Crosse Miss H. Larmio,
St. James Miss L. MoDion, St. James C. H.
Watson, Northfield: H. K. Itogen, Libby,
Iowa: W. H. Hall, Cleveland A. Wilson, Aus
tin J. D. Beocher, Austin L. T. Sargent,
Glendon J. R. Benerdiot, Bridgeport, Conn.
Q, E. Foote, St. James J. H.Stookwell, Stacy.
The following are among tho arrivals at the
Merchants Hotel W. C. Oonler, Minneapolis
Arthur A. Rice, New York Wm. Slothens,
Omaha M. H. Brown, Denver Mrs. C. H.
Smith and child, Minneapolis John M. Bairy,
Faribault F. Drew, Chicago J. A. Johnson,
Stillwater C. E. Benett, N. H., Fort Snelling
J. A. Bells, Chicago D. M. Brown, Fort Snel
ling H. H. Boyer, Milwaukee J. E. Caldor
wooa, Chicago J. Duyer, Hammond, Wis. Miss
J. Tyler, Chicago: E. B. Wanlu, Boston C. P.
Leshn, Chicago, D. 8. Haywood, St. Cloud E.
Magen, Sheldon F. A. Derby, Sheldon E. M.
Dittman, Brainerd David McLollen, Brainerd
G. D. Henry, Minneapolis D. F. Rich, Minne
apolis J. S. Brady, Minneapolis T. S. Pening
ton, Hastings, Geo. Gellagher, Minneapolis
Geo. Sly, BellPlaine E. H. ConelluB, Bell
Plains Atthur A. Rice, New York W. H.
Brown, Denver Wm. Stevens, Omaha Mrs. C.
H. Smith and child Judge J. M. Berry, Fari
bault T. Drew, Chicago C. E. Gilbert, U. 8.
A. A. J. Bells, Chicago D. M. Brown, U. 8.
A. L. Z. Rogers, Waterville G. A. Blair, do
A. S. Alfred, Now York T. 8. Cole, Wheeling
J. 8. Karns, Buffalo Hon. J. C. McClure, S. J.
Willard, Red Wing M. C. Russell, Lake City
H.F. Wheeler, Akron, O. W. S. Arnolds, Men
omonie C. N. Childs, Milwaukee M. B.
Derrick, Chicago A. K. Doe, Stillwater Dud.
Hersoy, do. Capt. D. B. Lomia, do. M. Moffatt,
do. N. Patwell, do. E. W. Durant, do. W. E.
Easton, do. Frk. Miner, Janesville Geo. H.
Roe, Alexandria I. W. Dyckson, Zumbrota
George W. Seymour, Taylor's Falls
Thomas Watts, Winnipeg James Dewar,
Braineid L. Ehrlich, Terre Haute A. P.
Peterson, Cokato H. P. Gallup, Sauk Centre
John Bear, Anoka James E.Merritt, Anoka
Col. H. H. Boyce, Milwaukee J. C. Calderwood,
Milwaukeo E. B. Warner, Boston C. P. Lesh
er, Chicago J. E. Wagoner, Sheldon, la. F. N.
Derby,. do C. M. Dittman, Farmington
B. F. Farmer, J. D. Farmer, Spring Valley
S. C. Lobdell and wife ,St. Cloud A. P. Stearns,
St. Charles F. S. Liverman, Fairmount D. P.
Weir, Winnebago City D. A. Hayward, Joe
Ward, St. Cloud Chas. S. Whertra, Elk River
J. F. N. Fander Filder, Anoka Hon.
P. C. Bergsman and wife, Bis
marck F. B. VanHouson, Alexandria
W. W. Hartley, Brainerd P. A. Gatch
ell, Wadena W. P. Spaulding, Brainerd
J. A. Braden, A. C. Clausen, Benson Hamlet
Stevens, Litchfield John Honge, Morris Frank
E. Joy, Stillwater Peter Hanson, Breckin
ridge Capt. H. G. Bell, Anoka John H. John
son, Stillwater A. C. Smith, Litchfield Geo.
E. Fuller, New York J. W. George, Lansing
I. Ingmundson, W. T. Wilkins, Austin C. A.
Roy, Le Roy Stephen Ives, J. B. Graves,
Brownsdale J. Q. Farmer, Spring Valley.
Sidney Ingraham, ex-chief of the police, of
Winnepog, lately liberated from the Ramsey
county jail, has been on the war path again.
He commenced business on Jackson streot by
entering a confectionary store and carrying
away a quantity of candies. His next raid was
on the butcher shop of L. W. Luley, 88 Jackson
street, where he captured some meat and sans
age, telling the proprietor to take a back seat.
In the evening he made two attempts to rob
Stephen Holgate, on Seventh street, the second
time assaulting him, demanding his watch and
chain. Officer Brisette finally picked him up
in a saloon on Wabashaw street. He was ar
raigned-this morning before the Municipal
Court, on charge of disorderly conduct. The
case was continued till to-day at 10 o'clock a.m.
State Firemen's Convention.
The annual State Firemen's Convention will
be convened at 10 o'clock to-day, at Faribault.
Delegates left this city by the 6:50 train. Ac
companying Chief R. O. Strong were F. Brewer,
G. Freeman, T. Conway, P. H. Smith, F. D.
Hall, M. Marxen, G. B. Bcrge, Jos. McGeehan,
Peter Heck, J. Lunkenheimer, Jr., H. Jansen,
delegates, and a number of other gentlemen.
Immediately after the convention the Fireman's
State Life Assurance Society will hold their an
nual meeting and elect officers for the ensuing
year. In honor of the occasion the Faribault
fire department will give a ball to-night.
THE MYSTIC TLEi
AZrXTTAL COMXUyiCATIOF, A. F. A A.
The Lodge of Sorrow in Memory of Grand
Master Braden and Grand Tyler Rlchard
son-Facts Relative to the Growth and
Progress of the OrderAll Matters of In
terest to the Fraternity.
The twenty-fifth grand annuar'communica
tion of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Minne
sota begins at noon to-day in the Masonic Hall,
in this city, and from present indications it is
safe to venture the assertion that the attend
ance will he larger than upon any previous oc
casion in the history of the craft in this juris
diction. Already members from every section
of the State have arrived, and many more will
reach here upon this morning's trains. The
Grand Lodge is the supreme authority of the
Order, and its annual sessions have been looked
forward to as occasions, not only of yearly re
union of FRIENDS AND BROTHERS for social en
joyment, but as the particular periods
at which the highest and most vital interests of
this anciont and well-beloved institution
can be best considered and best promoted.
Upon these occasions it is that the Grand Lodge
officersthe highest exponents of authority in
the craftare elected and vested with the ap
propriate insignia of their position and author
ity. At these times also, are laws enacted for
tho guidance of the craft, abuses and errors of
subordinate lodges reviewed and corrected, and
all other matters relating to the
WELFARE AND GOOD GOVERNMENT
of the order considered and settled. Thus it is
that to the zealous craftsman, these annual
communications are alwaj looked to with un
abated interest, and seldom fail to Becure a full
representation from the four corners of the
State, of the children of the "Mystic Tie."
The present Grand Communication is, how
ever, one of more than ordinary interest and
concern. Within the year just passed, the "in-
satiate archer," death, has entered the ranks of
the Brotherhood and
"DISPLACED THE LIGHT"
of two of the officers of the Grand Lodge,
Grand Master, J. C. Braden, and Grand Tiler.
Ahira Richardson, both trusty and well-beloved
bervants of the Order.
LODGE OF BORROW.
In the tenets of Masonry, it is a duty stren
uously inculcated that to the memory of a de
ceased Mason, some kind of demonstration of
.respect and sorrow bhould ever be paid by the
brethren, and Lodges of Sorrow have been long
instituted in the canons of the craft, as the
means whereby this manifestation should be
made apparent. Thib duty is therefore incum
bent upon tho present meeting of the Grand
Lodge, and accordiugl this evening at 7:30
o'clock, a Lodge of Sorrow will be held in
Masonic Hall, under the auspices of Rose Croix
(Rose t.*.) of the Ancient Accepted Scottish
and A.\S.*.R.\), in memoriam of
Brothers Braden and Richaidson, the latter of
whom was for a quarter of a century Tiler of
the Grand and Subordinate lodges in this city.
Eulogies, upon this solemn occasion, will be
epoken by Grand Orator R. A. Jones of Roches
ter, H. R. Wells of Preston, J. H. Baker of
Mankato, Rev. Charles Griswold of Anoka, H.
N. Castle of Stillwater, and George A. Camp of
Minneapolis. Appropriate music will also be
furnished by R. 8. Munger and Professors Lieb,
Wood and Buckalew.
THE SOMBRE HUE OF MOURNING.
The walls of Masonic Hall have already been
neatly and tastily draped with black and white
cloth, as has also the furniture of the lodge
room. Past Grand Master Pierson, the oldest
Past Grand Master in the State, will preside at
the Lodge of Sorrow, assisted by Past Grand
Masters C. W. Nash and G. W. Cooley of Min
As provided in the ritual, the Lodge of Sorrow
can consist of but twenty-seven participants,
who must all be of the Scottish Rite, and is
only hold upon the death of distinguibhed
Masons. The forthcoming occasion to-night
will be the second instance of its being held
in Minnesotathe firet being in 1869 upon the
death of John Mott, who was, at the timo of
his decease. Treasurer of Ancient Landmark
Lodge of this city. Inasmuch as the occasion
to-night is in memory of the death of the first
Grand Master of the State who has died in
office, and of the Grand Tyler Richardson, who
had continuously for twenty-five years, since
the organization of the Grand Lodge, filled the
duties of that position in the body which now
|wj-a i/lio loci bclmiw soapaai to hift mPTnory
and worth, the Lodge of Sorrow, will
doubtless prove one of the most interesting oc
casions in the history of Minnesota Masonry,
and one well worth seeing.
THE GRAND LODGE.
The Grand Lodge of Minnesota consists of
one hundred and twentyShine subordi
nate Lodgeseach subordinate lodge be
ing represented in the Grand Lodge
by three delegates. In 1852just twenty-five
years agothe Grand Lodge of Minnesota WBB
organized in this city with three subordinate
lodges only, all three aggregating a member
ship, at that date, of less than two hundred
members. To-day the returns from the sev
eral lodges alieady received at the office of the
Grand Secretary Bhow an aggregate member
ship of over eight thousand. This fact suffi
ciently illustrates the prosperity of the An
cient Order, and bespeaks in trumpet tones its
admirable and beneficent qualities.
THE SUBORDINATE LODGES.
Of the subordinate lodges, Ancient Land
mark of this city is the largest in point of
membershipthe second being Cataract of St.
Anthony's Falls, and the third, Hennepin No. 4
of Minneapolis. Winona No. 18, Rochester No.
21, Faribault No. 9, Minneapolis No. 19, St.
Paul No. 8, 8t. John No. 1 of Stillwater,
Mankato No. 12, Cornelian at Lake
City, Fidelity at Austin, Star in
the East at Owatonna, are the names
of some of the more important lodges in the
localities named, each and every one of which
contains an active membership of over 120
working brethren of the craft.
A GLIMPSE AT THE PAST.
The first Masonic Lodge established in Min
nesota was St. Paul No. 1, in the fall of 1849,
receiving its charter from the Grand Lodge of
Ohio. The next was Cataract of St. Anthony's
Falls, which was authorized by the Grand Lodge
of Illinois, and the third was St. John's, of
Stillwater, which derived its authority from the
Grand Lodge of Wisconsin. At the organiza
tion of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota in 1858,
the numbers of the lodges were assigned accord
ing to priority of charters. Thus St. John's
Lodge, of Stillwater, although the last organ
ized of the three above-named received the first
charter, and hence became No. 1, while Cataract
of St. Anthony, was made No. 2, and St. Paul
Lodge, the first organized in the Territory, be
came No. 3.
Starting out in 1853 with three lodges, the num
ber had increased in 1860 to thirty. Ten years
later found seventy-eight lodges in active opera
tion in the State, which number in seven years
more has grown into 129 chartered lodges, and
four more under dispensation. In all this time,
extending over a quarter of a century, there
have been but eight Grand Masters, five of
whom are still living, and three deadAmes
Sherburne and Braden.
From the above cursory and imperfect review
of the working of Ancient Craft Masonry in
this State, there can be no doubt that the con
dition of masonry in Minnesota is highly pros
Cous and encouraging. As the office of Grand
ster has been vacated by death, the duties of
the office will to-day devolve upon Deputy
Grand Master E. W. Durant, of Stillwater.
RED RIVER VALLEY.
The River Still Open, aud hut little 8uow
and IceHow an Enterprising Citizen Pro
poses to Supply a .Fpssihle Ic Famine
From Ira M. Carpenter, Esq., the popular
Superintendent of the Nqrthwstern Transpor
tation Company, whose headquarters are at
Grand Forks, Dakota Territory, a G/LOBB re
porter derived the extraordinary information
that there has been no crossing of the Red
River at that place on the ice this winter. But
little snow had fallen in that region, and but a
short time ago, the road ont of Garry was
so bad that it was difficult, if not impossible,
to haul an empty hack outside the city limits
tho wheels clogging with the sticky clay, and
putting an absolute embargo on trade and
travel. Such odd freaks of the weather as this,
were totally inexplicable to the "oldest inhabi-
tant," who, loath to believe that such things
can be in midwinter, manifests MB "special
wonder" in a style and language
foreign to both the taste and idiom
of the Y. M. C. A., while Ira admits himself
unable to account for the unwonted atmo
spheric metamorphosis at present prevailing in
that region, he nevertheless proves himself
alive to the necessities of the changed condi
tion of affairs, and, to keep up" with the times,
has taken the precaution to order a supply of
ice freezers from New Orleans for use next
summer. Ice, he says, ia a necessity, and if
dame Nature refuses her wonted supply, he is
just enterprising enough to remedy the evU,
ST. PAlA Mftf GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 187S.^
and furnish the needed luxury "in quantities
suit." Tne bad condition of the roa^consequent
upon the open weather, Mr. Carpenter says,
has a depressing effect, along with the heavy
production of the past season, upon the
prices of wheat* and oats, in
Garry particularly, and generally
along the valley of the Red Rivertho former
being^uoted at.only fifty cents per bushel,
and tflo latter at 25 cents per bushel of 34
Mr. Carpenter is confident of a large and
greatly increased immigration to that region
next summer, and even now is considering pro
posals for the transportation, from Fisher's
Landing to Winnipeg, of three hundred fami
lies of Canadian farmers early in March next.
All indications, he is satisfied, point unmis
takably to the fact that in a very few short
years the fertile valley of the Red River will be
thickly populated and one of the richest and
mo6t "prosperous communities in the North
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Roads that Need MeudlngrExcessive Kail
road ChargesThe Sigh School Question
The Northern Paolfle.
The regular meeting of the Chamber yester
day morning was attended with the nBual de
gree of interest which has long since been felt
in the proceedings of this body.
Mr. Ingersoll called up the subject of roads
leading from this city to Washington county,
and moved that the matter be referred to the
committee on roads, with instructions to re
port next Monday. He referred to the impor
tance of prompt action on the matter, and also
to the efforts being made by Hastings to draw
to itself the trade of localities, which naturally
belongs here, and would certainly come here,
were passably good roads hither provided.
The motion was adopted and referred to the
regular standing committee on roads, with the
addition of Mr. Ingersoll.
Gen. Johnson called up the complaint of
Quinby & Hallowell, made at the last meet
ing relative to the excessive charges on a sleigh
shipped by that firm to the Northern Pacific
country, the charges being one half or more
the value of the sleigh.
After some debate the subject was continued
in the hands of the committee to whom it was
referred last week.
Gen. Banning spoke of the previous action of
the Chamber in reference to the public schools
and referred to the committee's report of their
examination of the High School building. He
regarded as the most important recommenda
tion made by the committee the necessity as
urged by tbem, of having a new public school
building. Their recommendation met with a
hearty response from all having any knowledge
of the subject. It was evident that the build
ing was unsafe, unhealthy, and altogether un
fit for the uses to which it is applied. Some
question has aiiaen as to the
lease, which, he stated, had three
years to run at a rental of some sixteen hun
dred dollars. In the worst aspect of the mat
ter, the city would be out only some $700 or
$800. He noticec the Chamber had spent a
great deal of time in the discussion of roads
and other comparatively unimportant matter.
Yet it was passing strange that but little solic
itude has been expressed for the daily endan
gcrment of the health of the children of the
Mr. Deane explained that the committee had
been unable to get together and attend to the
matter properly. They had, however, attended
a meeting at Minneapolis, and had there visited
the public schools and gathered some interest
ing faots. The Board of Education had the
matter under consideration, and we rather
thought it discourteous in the Chamber to pro
ceed therein piior to action by them. The sub
ject was finally disposed of by reference to the
committee for report next week.
The President announced the appointment of
Mr. Scribner on the committee on transporta
tion in place of C. B. Newcomb, and of E. E.
Hughson in place of same gentleman on com
mittee on parks.
Mr. McClung offered the following resolution:
WHEREAS, The annual message of the Gov
ernor, just delivered, shows that the State of
Minnesota has grown in twenty-seven yearB
from a population of 5,320 to 700,000 from an
assessed property valuation of $806,473 to
$221,000,000 in railroad development from
ten miles in 1862 to 2,200 miles in 1877 that
216 miles have been built dnring the past
year, an amount largely in excess of the entire
four years preceding that the gross earnings
of these roads the year last reported exceeded
16,000 000: that the wheat crop of the State
rangeaTcrom ao,o\ro,ooo vo 40,000,000 ur vuntreiu,
and the cash value of the four leading cereals
exceeded $55,000,000 that the flour manufac
tured exceeded $15,000,000 in value, and all
manufactures over $42,000,000 that the sale of
government lands were 850,000 acres, and of
government and railroad lands over one million
of acreslargely intended for actual occu
pancy and cultivation that the natural in
crease of the State has been 24,205 births to
7,043 deaths, 213 of which were caused by old
And whereas this wonderful transformation
of what was popularly regarded as an inhos
pitable land, far remote from markets, and fit
only for the buffalo and the Indian, into a rich
and populous State, ranking first among the
wheat producing States of the Union, has been
largely brought about by the liberal policy of
the general government in granting lands for
the construction of railroads, and extending
the time for said construction during seasons
of financial embarrassment therefore,
Resdlvcds That in view of these rich returns
for the bounties of the government, we think
the same wise policy which dictated the grant
of lands for the Northern Pacific Railroad Com
pany, Bhould grant them the extension of time
asked for the Construction of their road and
we believe that said .'extension ofjtime will
result in giving to the Union a line of new and
prosperous States, reaching to the Pacifio
Ocean, and the shortest and best route between
the Atlantic and Pacific and to China and
We respectfully ask the Congress of the Uni
ted States to grant the extension of time
asked, and we call upon our representatives in
Congress to use their best efforts to procure
such extension as a matter of great interest to
the entire country.
IZesohvrj furt?ta\ That this Chamber ackowl
edges the reception of the communication from
the Board of Trade of Helena, Montana, asking
for close relations of intercourse and exchange.
The identity of interest between Minnesota
and Montana in opening railway communica
tions with the Pacific States, aud their recipro
cal relations in matters of trade and commerce,
make it a pleasure for Minnesota to extend her
hand across the wilderness to Montana and to
accept her tender of abetter acquaintance and
closer relations of business.
A brief discussion followed, after which the
resolutions were adopted, and the Chamber ad
STATE EDITORIAL COXVESTIOX.
The Animal Meeting to be held This
The Eleventh AnnualMeeting of the Minnesota
Editorial Association will be held at the Cham
ber of Commerce rooms to-day, commencing at
2 p. at. There are numerous important mat
ters to be presented to the meeting, and a good
attendance is anticipated.
The editors who had arrived last evening,
were J. A. Leonard, Rochester Post A. J. Un
derwood. Fergus Falls Journal J. W. Walsh,
Northfield Mail: M. O. Hall, Granite Falls
Journal: B. C. Mitchell, Duluth Tribune M.
C. Russell, Lake, City Leader Z. B. Clark,
Benson Times. i
Some Budding Society.
The recent issue of stock in the Home Build
ing Society having all been taken up, it has
been determined to issue $75,000 more of a
now series, to accommodate borrowers, which
will be issued March 1st. Applicants for mem
bership who desire to borrow in this popular
society, and receive for themselves homes, had
better apply without delay to the secretary, Mr.
Thos. Prendergast, at Savings Bank, or Mr.
John Dowlan, president.
I US JPer Cent. Below Coat. "^f
The entire stock of Dry Goods of A. H.
Strouse, for the balance of this month. Corner
Third and Wabasha streets.
Before you buy a trunk or traveling bag, con
sult your own interests by giving Garland a
call. He has all the latest improvements on
trunks and traveling bags at Eastern prices.
i%t Ctoaki and. Fur* ii ~iW*
At your own price at A. H. Strouse's, corner
Thud and Wabasha streets. If^^f^
Boot* and Shoe*.
All in want of good reliable Boots and Shoes
are advised to go toBchlick & Go's.
The office of Central Superintendent of In
dian Affairs, located at Lawrence, Kas., has
been discontinued by order of the President.
ti**P*331 W iii(twn(iiiijjiiii .Mmr-is
Suspense is over.
Democracy is happy
Expectation is on tip-toe.
The old linen smile bom ear to ear.
Dry pickings at the capitol last evening.
The river in front of tho Jackson street levee
W. D. Rogers is Past Chancellor of Champion
Lodge, Knights of Pythias.
The night is done and the glimmer of light
is spread athwart the political skies.
Neither the Senate nor House committees
will be announced until to-morrow.
State Editorial Association at the Chamber
of Commerce room to-day at 2 o'clock.
More wheat arrived by team yesterday than
on any one day for some time. $1 was paid.
Senate and House in session this afternoon
tho former at 2.30, and the latter at 3
Prof. W. H. Lieb will sing a leading part in a
Sacred Opera in Des Moines, Iowa, some time
Considering the bad condition of the roads,
there is a remarkably fine display of wood and
hay in the market.
The woods are full of candidates for Absistant
Secretary of State, and is named as the
coming "dark horse."
The annual meeting of the Ramsey County
Agricultural Society will take place on the 26th
in the old Court House.
Most of the members of the Legislature re
turned last evening, and the hotels again pre
sent an animated appearance.
Yesterday afternoon a few Senators and mem
bers were observed at the capitol, but both
chambers have a deserted aspect.
Judge Brill, of the District Court, takes up
the criminal calendar to-day, upon the conclu
sion of,the labors of the Grand Jur3'.
A war to the hilt is going on for Assistant
Secretary of State, and the peace of the repub
lican happy family is seriously jeopardized.
At the meeting of the licenso committee of
the Board of County Commissioners yesterday
morning, the cost of county licences was fixed
Heavy snows have fallen recently in the
pineries on the headwateis of the upper St.
Croix, and the lumbermen are correspondingly
Macfarland's delivery wagon was badly
smashed yesteiday afternoon the vicinity of
Seven Cornere by a runaway collision with a
The genial Private Secretary Pusey mourned,
last evening, for a "baptismal item" for THE
GLOBE, and Rachael-Iike, refused to be com
forted because he had it not.
Dr. Heichold will deliver an address to the
Temperance Reform Club on the evening of
the 17thproviding he can spare the necessary
time fiom reading THE GLOBE.
Deputy Sheriff Callan yesterday morning
took over to Stillwater convicts Frank Honeger
and Thomaa Malone, who "go up," the former
for 18 months and the latter for 12.
The jail sewer contractor, Igo, has the privi
lege of tapping the Robert street sewer, as per
license issued by the oity yesterday morning
the aforesaid little douceur costing just $25.
Between "My Policy" and the pulling and
hauling of the elect for the loaves and fishes of
the Assistant Secretary of State's office, the
republican heart is sorely vexed. Truly, there
is no rest for the wicked.
The older of A. O. U. W., of this city, will
hold a public meeting at their hall on the night
of the 22d. Addresses explanatory of the ob
jects of the Order, its rapid growth, 4c, will
form part of the exercises.
Stillwater sends the following delegation of
leadinjfcitizens to the Annual Convention of
the State Firemen's Association at Faribault,
to-day: A. K. Doe. M. Moffatt, F. E. Joy, D.
H. Hersey. W. E. Easton, and P. Patoile.
Now that the DAILY GLOBE IS a living,
breathing reality, your old settlers' cup of bliss
is well nigh filled, and would absolutely run
over, could "Old Probabilities" be induced to
send along a regular old-fashioned cold snap.
The funeral of young Ramsdcn took place
yesterday from Christ's Church. He was killed
by a limb falling from a tree in the pinery.
His age was twenty years. A large number of
friends followed his remains to Oakland Ceme
The reading room of the "Windsor" was the
scene of a very pleasant half-hour entertain
ment Sunday evening. The "Lew Benedict
Boys" held forth to a small but select audi
ence. As usual, Reilly was the star. No
Jionjour, Mesdamcs et Gentilhommes.
Turn to the GLOBE, its teeming sheets survey
Big with the wonders of each passing day
Births, deaths,weddings, politics, party wTecks,
Bill Chandler's crow-bar, and Haysite broken
A young man, whose parents live near Cen
treville, Anoka county, and whose name has
not been learned, was instantly killed one day
last week, while working in the pineries, by a
tree falling upon him. His body was biought
down to Wyoming on the Duluth road last Fri
day night and thence taken to Centreville for
The committee on legislation of the Board of
County Commissioners yesterday agreed upon a
bill in relation to the county poor, and also
npon another amending the legislation of last
winter in reference to the printing of the tax
list. Both bills have been placed the hands
of Hon. C. D. Gilfillan, who is to introduce
them in the Senate.
At tho annual meeting of the Executive
Board of the Mississippi Valley Amateur Row
ing Association, at the Palmer House in Chi
cago, on the 12th, Commodore C. L. Williams
represented the Boat Club of this city. The
Board fixed upon Peoria, 111., as the place, and
June 19th and 20th as the time for holding the
Association Regatta of 1878.
Horse and cattle thieves have become PO nu
merous in McLcod county, near Hutchinson,
that the citizens have organized vigilance com
mittees and threaten vengeance on the depreda
tors when caught!* Meanwhile an earnest old
fashioned Methodist revival is going on in that
enterprising burgh, with the view of bringing
back the demoralized sinners to a wholesome
fear of the "devil of the daddies."
Franz Henry Widstrand, publisher of that
remarkable journal, the Truth Teller, at Lake
Constance, Wright county, has, sent along com
munication to the editorial convention, which
meets to-day. It has not been opened, and its
richness is bottled up to be uncorked on the
convention in all its freshness. Franz prints
the Truth Teller with a rolling pin. He has
evidently struck bed rock in^the practice of
printing papers economically.
Minnesota Midland R. R.
The officers of the Midland Bailroad Com
pany, narrow gauge, which is to run from
Wabasha to Zumbrota, a distance of 64 miles,
and which some time ago temporarily suspen
ded on account of lack of means at that time,
now feel [confident, as a GLOBE reporter was
yesterday assured, that within one month they
will begin laying track again, after which date
they will be able to complete the road to Zum
brota in 30 days. The road has already been
graded, and the work done within the past five
monthB, from Wabasha to Zumbrota, over
20 miles of iron laid, and trains operated daily
upon the same. All necessary bridges have, it
& understood, been completed ten miles further,
in all a distance of over 30 miles.
The Midland is destined ere long to become
an important route, and will no doubt, largely
contribute to the growth and prosperity of the
thriving village of Wabashaw.
Judge McAllister has decided unconstitu
tional and void the ordinance by the Chicago
Counsel to compel fruit dealers to sell only
aliquot parts of a bushel, and only an honest
quality of fruit, similar throughout, not ripe
and fair on the top and green beneath the sur
U^&tiis* Closing Out W
Sale of Winter Goods at your own price at
A. H. Strouse's, corner 3d and Wabashaw St.
Alexandri a for the pas
Mr. Ed. Daw. of Bush City, has a wife
54 years old. who gave birth to her first child
on the 26th ult.
Mr. Charles Gerrihh, of St. Charles, was
thrown from his cutter while riding recently,
and quite seriously injured.
John M. Mason, of Mower County, was
thrown from his wagon a few days ago upon
the frozen ground, and seriously injured.
Two hundred and forty-five persons took
the total abstinence pledge and put on the
blue ribbon in one night, at Waseca, recently.
The Rochebtcr German Library Associa
tion have received another invoice Gf new
books. They have now 1.500 volumes in the
Three hundred aud nineteen government
horses, en route from Fort Leavenworth to
Fort Lincoln, passed through Sauk Rapids
The next meeting of the Owatonna Dri\
ing Park Association will be held in that city
on July 2d, 3d and 4th. The purses will
amount to between 2.000 and $3,000.
H. A. Ide. of Joidan township, Fillmore
county, finished breaking a ten acre lot on I
New Year's day, having run bis breaking
plow without interruption for seven days in
Farmer Smith, of Eagle Creek, uys he|
OVR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Objection to "Articulating" With the Uni
To the Editor of THE GLOBE i
Governor Robinson of New York, in his
annual message holds the following language
in regard to the common school system, and
the sentiments expressed by him are worthy
of the serious attention of the people of
every State. He says:
ment and among the zealous and thoughtful 1
of regents, after an elaborate discussion of the
subject, a resolution was adopted requeuing
me to embody in this message to jouan 'em-
phatic recommendation that piovision be made
by law encourage the formation of high
schools in the counties where thej are not 3 et
established, to articulate with the curriculum
of the University, by adequate appropriation
of money in aid of that object, to be distribut
ed under prescribed conditions. Also to recom
mend the passage of a law requiring all the
high schools in the Btate to adopt a uniform
course of study which will qualify their schol
ars for admission to the freshman class of the
University.' In compliance both with this
request, and with my personal convictions, I
cordially make such recommendation, with full
confidence that it will prove a measure in the
interest both of a comprehensive policy and
eventual economy in furtherance of the great
educational interests which we all have at
We believe in a frea school system, but
there should bo a limit to the studies taught.
If the common schools are to "articulate
with the curriculum of the university,"' why
not articulate with the law snd medical col
leges? The fact is that Gov. Robinson is
correct, aud we trust that no more High
Schools will be organized in our State to
impose heavy burdens upon our people in
the way of taxes wrenched from one class of
our citizens to educate the children of another
class. Heading, writing, and arithmetic
should be taught in our schools, and these
three are sufficient to educate the rising gen
eration and fit it for intelligent citizenship.
The university has ceased to have a prepara
tory department. This is wrong. It should
continue these preparatory classes and have
them "articulate with the curriculum*' of
the common schools. We trust that this sub
ject will be well considered by the legislature
before final action is taken.
Deal With Tltevias Common Thieves.
[From the Jktruit Free 1'rcnf.]
The statement, for which The jVtt York /Sun
is authority, and which is undoubtedly within
the mark, that the amount absorbed by the de
falcations which have occurred in the United
States during the past five years exceeds thirty
millions of dollars, is well calculated to furnish
food for thought.
The policy of sentimental leniency lug
been too generally adopted toward defaulters.
It can be productive of no injurious results to
society at large, and will be productive of good
in many ways, if during the next five years the
policy be adopted of dealing with defaulters as
common thieves are dealt with.
Second ballots were held Sunday for three
members of the Paris municipal council and
resulted in the election of Republican candi
dates. These elections complete the council,
which stands 76 Republicans to 4 Conservatives
NEW MEAT MARKET
^'4 FRESH TTJBKEYS AND CHICKENS.
KILLED EVERY DAY.
POP.K AND BEEF, WHOLESALE ft RETAIL.
HAMS, LARD, SAUSAGE, Ac.*P"*%#
The best in the Market. VJ
M. A. COLTER & CO., 138 JACKSON STREET.
good smart boy, 14 to 17 years old.
Huat hav home and furnish good refer
ences. Apply tins office after 3 o'clock for two days.
A twenty ran flouring mill is talked of in
A telegraph office has been established at
The "Mum" sociables are now tiie rage all
over the State. *l
Scarlet fever raging in Wortbington. so
aayu the Journal
Skatee and rubber boots are alternately in
demand tUi whiter.
L. D. Crosby, of Chatneld, killed two wild
cats in one tree last week.
During the year 1877, Fillmore county
furniahed just 197 wolf scalps.
Wortbington is in the throes of another
scandal. A woman it this time.
Mr. W. J. Florer, of Wabashaw, picked a
mese of lettuce in his garden, Dec. 31st.
Geo. F. Lyons has been appointed Chief
Of Police at Shakonee vice Yat TPMOTIMI beater in Noveltte* of Merit, HubecripUon Boots,
ui rum-e ui tsuoKOpee, VIC last, resigneu.
WAIiTElContainin 6 or 7 rooms, in a
genteel locality, not very fax from 3d street,with
table on lot. Address, giving locality, accommoda
tions and price. L. MITCHELL,
l- P. O. Box 1297.
FOCKDtAOffice.steel-bowednnewespectaclespaying-near,ybesamhav,carOwnerpaiPoseth for this advertisement. 1-3
GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT
Chatfield ia all agog about railroads, and agents wanted to every county,try
the Vemocmt cries out: -Bailroad or a col- 1 ^ore
snppBe*, *c. Active and reliable
The Poi puts thte improve- introduction of new and standard goods to tl
the past season at 1
article wantecd win receivefprompt attention.
Publishers' anndM Manufacturers' epeeial went f-
So. 10 EAHT Tfrusr* BnrerT, 8T. PACX, Wrs?*r
A. L. LAItPENTEUR
Xo. 18 Jaxkeon Htreet,
ST. PAUL, MiyNfcSOTA.
AXP COKPIONMESlB HUJLIC11EI'
THE PIACE TO BUY
TEAS AND COFFEES!
Th 9 Grea MhmUc ^'dp t-Ucclfl*
sowed rye on the 3d inst., at his place, and I best goods at the lowest rnces.
that although he has lived here now some 27
years, has never seen it done beforesowing
rye in January.
The Northwestern Railroad Company is
offering unusual inducements to married men
to locate along the line of that road. It has
just paid a Mr. W. P. Cotter 3.000 whose
wife was thrown under a freight tram re
cently and kill
83 East Third Street
In my judgment a very great wrong has a\oMn, as far as possible, the wounding of tle fwi
alreadj grown up in connection with our oth- iiiga of many, i handles the bigoted and motse-cox
wise excellent system. It lies in the principle
of npplin laige Rmonnts of tho moneys
raised by taxation to the support of high
schools and instruction in all trie sciences and
higher branches of study required in the
learned professions. I can find no excuse for
raising money by general taxation for such
purposes. The only good reason which can be
urged for taxing one class of citizens for the
education of the children of another class is
the necessity of giving to the children of all
classes a sufficient common school education to
enable them to understand their duties and ex
nva n: Unsir rsgbto o*ttsen& of & froa country
governed by the popular voice. When we go
beyond this and take from one man the money
necessary to educate the children of another
man in the arts and sciences, we perpetrate an
act of injustice under the forms of law.
In direct opposition to the above is the Having purchastd a franchise ths W eBrr
following extract from the message of our Associated Press, I ba commenced the publication
own Executive, which was delivered to tho
two Houses on the 11th. Speaking of our
University, he says:
It ma\ perhaps be said that those who have
moBt labored to a laudable end are most sensi
ble of the room that still remains for improve- I
friends of the institution, there is a profound complete daily map of the doings of this bu world.
conviction that the time has come for taking a
radical step in advance. They believe that it
cannot be an economical or advantageous policy
to employ the superior and costly machinery
of the University in the meie labor of prepara
tion for the legitimate collegiate purposes of
the institution, and that pursuant to the true
theory of our educational system, all under
agencies should be officially aided and shaped
in such a manner as to point inevitably by an l**"'' f Democracy, but in the broad, liberal meai
ascending scale of continuous preparation to ing of the termthe Democracy which signifies
the crowning summit of the University. government by the people, conducted to advance tlw
Accordingly at a recent meeting of the board interests of the whole people. I will labor to make
Philosophical aud Hunting
FREE THOUGHT JOURNAL!
Tbo DULUTH WEEKLY TRIBUNE, while it is
the official paper of the Milage and county in which
it is published, aud while it devotes dae attention to
current political, general and local urws, mak8 tlw
discussion of HIP religious and scientific fjuetOonH
now agitating the world, a specialty and while J'
ere clergy without glomes.
E\er free-tnmker in the State should haAO 8 ropj.
Term*, $2.00 per oar or $1.00 for HIX month*.
Specimen copies tu rente. A idress It. C. Mitchell,
Editor, Duluth, Minn. 1
An able, active, and vigorous corps of editore, re
porters, and correspondents has been eecured and
THE GLOBE will be a First-Cla** Journal in all lib de
The GLOUE v\ill be DEMOOBATIC. Not In the
offensive, "organ-grinding" sense, bound to blindly
support any man or measure bearing for the time th
the great crime jdlous whereby the will of the i-oople
was thwarted and a man placed in th Presidontia'
chair who was not elected. It will endeavor to aid iu
making this fraud so odious, that no party will dar
to attempt its repetition, and no man iu the Iuttir" bs
willing to accept the fruits of such robber}.
Honest and economical governmentLocal. SUt,
and Nationalwill always be advocated.
THE PRESENT PARAMOUNT ISSUE
is whether the few shall devour the many, hethr
the business depression which now hangs like a pall
over the laud, carrying woe and desolation every
where, shall become more fearful, or whether the
burden shall be lifted. On this, as upon all ques
tions, the GLOBE will be found battling with no un
certain sound upon the side of thp people. It will
favor the UEMOIETI2ATION OF SILVIB, and the Rt-
PEAI. OF XHK RESUMPTION ACT, as the least that can
be done to make amends tor the secrrl crime
which debts payable in coin were changed to the
gold standard alone. It will favor any and all other
measures calculated to advance the bushieBe
fea Comvayv, AVi
THE ST. PAUL (rWBi:!
DAILV AND U.KLY.
A FIEBT CLASS MORNING PAPEK.
of a DAILY MORKIVQ PAPER IN BT. VA\
The GLOBE will be a NEWSPAPEB, giving couu!el
witanliberael correspondence,coupledut &c. I th GLOBElauspecia
th news au presenshortaccurate
ests of the country and tending to Improve tho con
dition of the masses. It will be etnphaticall) th*
PAPER FOR BUSINESS MEN.
It will gi\ great attenuou to the Markets and Com
mercial matter generally, and will furnish the^cws'of
the world in such condensed and attractive form,
that the bnoiestmen will be able to keep fully iote
upon current e\ents.
The establishing of the GLOBK IS a pt-ihoiwl busi
ness enterprise. No fund has been raised bv poli
ticians or others, and not a dollar is asked save in the
way of legitimate business. The heavy expenditure
incurred before the first copy was issued, proves that
it is on a permanent basis from the start. Tho pub
lisher believing that there is a field here for such a
journal as he has briefly outlined, confident!} appeals
to the public for support. Democrats of Minnesota
who have so long regretted their inability to obtain a
hearing for their principles, nowhave an opportunity
to attest their appreciation of this enterprise. Re
publicans who condemn the current sham Civil Ser
vice reform, and the utter betrayal of their party
North aud South by the non-elected President can
testify their approval of the GLOBE by their tub
Democrats and Republicans, business men, end
every one who wishes ail the news, racily served ia
convenient form at moderate pric*, should rally to
the support of the new paper.
Give it a trial and judge for oure*lYC*
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Daily. It is just the paper for the fireside, contain
ing in addition to all the current news, choice mis
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Clubs of five (positively to one address) for $1.15
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