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ST. PAUL, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1878.
AM I a vassal or a peer.
GOVEBN'OB NIJHUL'S will pardon Anderson.
in reducing salaries is de-
ALL'S well that ends well,
Old Wells may
A PBOPHEC Y: The peace will be patched up
that next spring.
in office." Remember
CO ML homo Josiah
Blaine is out of pain.
MENE, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin step down
and out, John Sherman.
ABOLISH all special legislation. A consti
tutional convention is needed to do it.
The king's a beggar, now the play is done
All is mil tnthil, if the suit be won. Shiikcspcnre.
THERE will bo lively times arouud Con
stantinople when the British fleet thunders
IF covering back into the Treasury should
becomo general, it might not be limited to
per diem fees.
THOMAS LORD, Jr., swears that his father,
Lord, Sr., loaned the widow Hicks $204,-
000. The widow was a costly article.
BEN. BUTLER proposes to have Congress
establish anew government paper. The gov
ernment has enough private jobs on hand
THE savings banks of Massachusetts, al
ways considered heretofore perfectly safe,
are smashing up under John Sherman's
money policy. Worse and worse.
ASKED "how many wives he had," Delegate
Cannon of Utah answered, "I have four,
enough to keep me from medling with the
wives and daughters of other men."
WALL STREET wants President Hayes to
control legislation against the silver bill.
Drowning men catch at straws, The Presi
dent knows better the will of the people.
It is the general belief that an Italian will
be elected Popebut there are two powerful
and popular Cardinals in the line of promo-
tionCardinals Bonaparte and Manning.
AND now it is Tom. Armstrong who don't
want to be a candidate for Congress. We
should not be surprised to see Dr. Stewart
decline re-nomination. "One by one the
SOME one at the reform meeting thought
the present city engineer could not be had
for $1,500 a year. Well, try some one else.
Query what does the city want with four
engineers and eight assistants? Cut it
THE Dayton (O.) Journal says, "that Ban
ning's army bill is simply to compel celibacy
in the army." There is a good deal of
"heredity" about the concern, and celibacy
might be the best mode of reduction after
IT is proposed to erect a building at Wash
ington for the Library and Supreme Court.
It ought to be done. Both 'are out of place
in the Capitol, especially the Supreme Court.
The Executive might as well be located in
THE attorneys of Anderson and Wells are
in Washington interviewing President Hayes,
What has the President of the United
States to do with a State prosecution of per
jured thieves? This is the same old Repub
lican "bloody-shirt" swindle.
THE jyashington Post is a newsy, lively
spirited journal, by all odds the best newspa
per published in Washington, since the days
of old Father Ritchie's Union, and Seaton &
Gale's National Intelligencer. It is a daily
picture of Washington life, and always full
of good things.
SENATOR MAOMILLAN, as they spell it, is a
gay and festive ex-elder. He attends all of the
Washington hopsthe last at the National
hotel, where Hon. J. H. Stewart, wife and
daughter, Justice Clifford and wife, and Del
egate J. G. Cannon and wife, of Utah, were
among the honorable guests
Oca slow old "moral" morning contem
porary printed, yesterday, the statement of
Dr. Stewart's settlement of the Perdue es
tate which appeared in the GLOBE on Satur
day. It will copy, this morning, a consider
able portion of Sunday's GLOBE. It is doing
pretty well for the dull old affair, to keep
within twenty-four hours of"Tme GLOBE.
FRIEND OR ENEMIES SOUTHERN
The most creditable act, the crowning
achievement, indeed, all that has hitherto
distinguished the administration of Hayes
has been what is called the "Southern
policy." The withdrawal of Grant's bayo
nets, and the extinguishment of carpet bag
rule has received the approbation of all good
citizens everywhere. The masses of the
people cordially, heartily and sincerely ap
prove and endorse these acts. Th6 only dis
satisfied parties are interested politicians and
bloody shirt scoundrels who have thrived and
grown fat for ten years on anarchy, oppres
sion and plunder.
Who has not heard Republicans remark,
Hayes has only done what Grant was going
to do." Why did not Grant do it in the
eight years he was president? That's the
question. Who, too, has not heard Demo
crats say, Why, Hayes has done better than
Tilden could have done, but then ho was
compelled to act as he has done." These
sayings illustrate public opinion. Great
pressure has been brought to bear on Mr.
Hayes to change his policy. He has
had to encounter the baneful influence
of John Sherman and the Sherman
family. Their association is quite sufficient
to damn any administration. John Sher
man has not the confidence of the people,
and Mr. Hayes by this time should know it.
Mr. Hayes can not be a Republican parti
san and a successful President. He was not
elected by the Republican party and he is
under no obligations to that party. In, fact,
he was not elected at all. He would not now
be President, but for the magnanimity and
patriotism of a Democratic House of Repre
sentatives, the immediate representatives of
the people. In less than two years the
SenateVill be Democratic, as a majority of
the people" are Democrats. President Hayes
is at the crisis of his administration. Never
did a President require more firmness. One
moment of faltering may decide the fate of
the future. When Hayes abandons his pa
cific policy towards the South, his adminis
tration, at that moment, becomes the most
wretched failure in the political history of
A NEW CIVIL SEIl VICE HILL.
HON. Carter Harrison, member of Con
gress from Chicago, and one of the ablest
lawyers of that body, has introduced a bill
for the creation and organization of a De
partment of civil service reform. The De
partment is to be composed of five commis
sioners, appointed by the President and con
firmed by the Senate. The constitution
vests the power of appointment in the Presi
dent that is to appoint ambassadors, other
public ministers, and consuls, judges of the
supreme court, and all other officers of the
United States, not otherwise provided
for and which shall be established by law.
The constitution then proceeds as follows:
'But the Congress may by law, vest the ap
pointment of such inferior officers as they
think proper, in the President alone, in the
courts of law, or in the heads of depart
It may be that some improvement might
be made limiting the jurisdiction of the
department to the lowest grade of officers,
and introducing competive examinations
compelling present office-holders, and all
future applicants to submit thereto. But
we doubt exceedingly whether the improve
ment would justify either the expense
or the very questionable policy
of change, long established usuage, and cus
tom under which the country prospered in
its best and purest days. We dread consti
tutional changes, or departures from the
modes of proceeding adopted by the authors
of the Constitution and followed by Wash
ington and Jackson. The appointing power
belongs to the President and he is solely re
sponsible. The delegation of the power of
appointment, and the division of the respon
sibilities, involve serious questions for con
sideration, and as the learned Minnesota
doctors said of the second Insane Asylum,
there should be "no hasty action."
IT turns out that Jim Baker was one of
the fellows who was hurt by the premature
death of the Paris exposition bill. Gov.
Pillsbury has tendered him a complimentary
appointment to Paris but Gen. Jim declines.
If there was a little exchequer of $25,000
he would have thrown himself into the
breach with a looseness that would have
been charming for its very recklessness.
Gen. Jim can now remain at home and run
for Congress against Dunnell.
AND would not one suffice It is officially
announced that Cad. Washburn of Wiscon
sin is soon to remove to Minneapolis to live.
Wm. D. is announced as a candidate for
Congress, and we suppose Cad. will come up
smiling for McMillan's seat. Elihu being
out of a job ought to come up here also. We
suggest that he buy a farm in the town of
Donnelly, Stevens county, and go to raising
wheat for Cad's big mill.
THE iron-mongers and factory lords are in
arms against the new tariff bill. That's
positive proof the bill is for the best inter
ests of the whole people. Down with pro
tection and class legislation.
BETTERS FBOM THE PEOPLE.
WILL you please inform me if the Baltimore
Gazette is published seven days in the week?
J. G. B.
Raleigh. N. C, February 2, 1878.
Not yet. But we hope soon to complete ar
rangements to publish it three hundred and
sixty-five days in the yearand in leap years
three hundred and sixty-six.Baltimore Ga
It is notable that New York is the only
eastern city having papers published seven
days in the week. In the West, St. Paul, St.
Louis, Chicago, and Cincinnati are the only
cities having sufficient enterprise for seven
papers per week. THE GLOBE inaugurated
its career by placing St. Paul in the front
rank of journalism, and far ahead of nearly
every city in the country.
Reform Rills by Lawyer.
To the Edito of THE GLOBE.
Willvou explain what the Sheriffs and
Clerk's fees in foreclosure of mortgages will
be under the "Great Reformation" of Ramsey
count". I don't care a tinker's kime, if I
am doomed^p be robbed, whether it is by
the Sheriff, or Clerk or county or "lawyer,"
but I don't wan't to be robbed by any one.
ST. PAUL, MIMN., Feb. 9, 1878.
[The best way out of the difficulty is to
repeal the present law of foreclosure which
will be done.ED. GLOBE.]
All or *bone,.
To the Editor of THE GLOBE.
ST. PAUL, Feb. 8th, 1877Permit me to
ask you to re-publish the correspondence
between Hon. C. D. Gilfillan and Hon. H.
M. Rice, in reference to the salary of the
latter. It is considered by many veryinter-
eating, and please inform many subscribers
why the salaries of some officers are left un
touched while others are reduced: also why
we are to have so many engineers and as
sistants, and also what will be the next big
scheme in the way of a pack or sop to Re
publican nabobs and per cent Christians.
the Editor of THE GLOBE.
ST. PAUL, Minn.,Feb. 9,The Legisla
ture adjourns every Friday, over until Tues
day for members to go to their wive's inform
an anxious public whom the single members
go to see? And whether all draw their per
diem with commendable promptness?
['Inquirer" is referred to next Governor's
Albert Lea is to have street lamps.
Prairie fires are running in Stevens county.
The St. Peter 'Tribune has entered on its
Atsteam butter-tub factory is to be started
Nicollet county is afflicted with a spread
ing horse disease.
Land seekers crowd the hotels of Worth
ington, Nobles county.
The new court house at Anoka is all fin
ished at a cost of $20,000.
Only three marriage licenses were granted
in Benton county last year.
The trial of the soldier robbers at Hast
ings has been set for the 21st inst.
A daily passenger train from Winona to
Marshall is one of the summer promises.
During the year 1867 tjiere were 1,029
births and 333 deaths in Goodhue county.
Francis Beisang, an old settler of Scott
county, died on the 31st ult., aged 48 years.
A Norwegian paper is to be started at
Northfield by Messrs. Walsh & Henry, of the
Faribault is agitating the propriety and
possibility of establishing there a kindergar
liev. T. B. Fisk was duly installed pastor
of the Lake City First Congregational
church on the 7th.
Over one hundred tons of hay were de
stroyed by the mpture of the dam in Goose
Creek, Pine county.
St. Charles is agitating the question of
establishing by public subscription a steam
flouring mill at that point.
The Mankato small-pox scare has subsid
ed, all the sufferers being convalescent and
the epidemic not spreading.
There are G3 students in the Swedish col
lege at St. Peter, and the institution is re
ported as highly prosperous.
Diphtheria carried off last month six chil
dren out of ten of the family of Wm. Holden,
of Haverhill township, Olmstead county.
Mrs. Almeda Wood, who had resided in
Waseca county since 1855, died in Waseca
on the* 6th, of consumption, in her 77th
The store ef Z. W. Poplin, near Vermil
lion bridge, Dakota county, was recently
burglarized to the extent of 50. No ar
Sauk Rapids has decided to erect a free
bridge at that point by a majority of 114 to
4. The structure will be commenced forth
Capt. J. W. Sencerbox, of Shakopee, broke
one of his ribs on the 1st inst. by reason of
falling from his hay mow across the manger
The authorities of Albert Lea are engaged
in an active crusade against violators of the
village liquor ordinances and sinners of
Reports from the main St. Croix are to the
effect that an abundance of snow has fallen
and the men are rattling in the logs at a sat
Rochester will vote on the question of aid
ing the Rochester and Northern -Minnesota
railroad on the 12th. The amount to be
granted is $30,000.
Henry Sutherland, of Hastings, recently
lost his horse by the animal's breaking
through the ice in crossing the Mississippi
river, near Nininger.
During the two weeks preceding the 6th
inst., over 132,000 pounds of pork were
bought and shipped at St. Peter, the price
ranging from $3.50 to $3.60.
Charles F. Miller, of Dundas, has received
from United States Agricultural Commis
sioner LeDuc, an order for about $700 worth
of seed of the celebrated amber cane.
Windom Reporter "E. Cook, Esq., of
Amboy, has just received a letter from Mrs.
Kelly, stating that she has become an heir to
$90,000, and expects to receive it soon."
American agriculturist: "The best spring
wheat in the country is grown in Minnesota,
and flour from Minnesota spring wheat
brings the highest price of any flour in the
The county treasurer of Mille Lacs county,
5. L. Staples, was committed to jail on the
2d inst., in default of $5,000 bail. There is
a probability,, however, that the matter will
Northfield and Faribault, according to
Superintendent Burt's report, pay smaller
average wages for the instruction of their
youth than any other cities of their character
and size in the State.
The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and North
ern railway company is putting in a large
quantity of machinery into its shops at Al
bert Lea, where and by which it is intended
to accomplish extensive repairs.
Joseph Sedrick, of Sciota, will be tried at
Hastings on the 21st inst., on the charge of
adultery with Mrs. Lucy Straider, on which
occasion the disgusting revelations incident
to such cases are promised and expected.
The Henderson authorities have prohibit
ed the performances therein by traveling
troupes during the next three months, in
consequence of the prevalence of epidemic
diseases in some of the surrounding towns.
The three Greenmans, after a preliminary
examination on a charge of murder at Heron
Lake, have been discharged. The killing
arose out of a family feud between the
Greenmans and the Smiths, one of the latter
Taylors Falls hopes to secure a portion of
the immigration tide of people and capital,
by instituting a movement for the improve
ment of its immense water power. The con
tract for putting in piers above the old dam
has already been let.
A large mass meeting of settlers in the
western part of Renville county has pro
tested against granting further extension to
the Hastings & Dakota railroad, and resolved
to request the Minnesota congressional dele
gation to ask Congress to declare the road's
THE ST.- PAUL DAILY GLOBE, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1878.
land grant forfeited and open for settlement
and, in case the required legislation could
not be secured, further determined to retain
ex-Gov. Davis' services to seek redress in
the United States courtsr
On the 31st ult., Henry Lane, an old resi
dent of Lafayette, Nicollet county, met with
a severe accident by falling from a straw
stack, having, at the time, a hay knife in his
hand. Although his body was cut half
through, ho is in a fair way of recovery.
Movements are on foot to invest the Bur
lington, Cedar Rapids and Northern railway
company with such a land interest as to in
duce them to extend their line from Grundy,
in central Iowa, to Sheldon, a point north
west on the St. Paul & Sioux City road.
The Stevens county Tribune is jubilant
over the indubitable signs of an extensive
immigration in Morris and vicinity during
the coming season, and affirms that many
land hunters and business men have already
bought largely of both town and form prop-
Fifteen years ago Mrs. John Chambers, of
Kenyon, Goodhue county, when a child,
swallowed a brass medal. About a week ago
she began to vomit, and threw up the medal,
which she had swallowed fifteen years be
fore, and is now doing as well as could be
Sunday the 27th Mr. and Mrs. John Mark
of Salem, Olmsted county, celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary and also their
brithday, he being that day 75 years old and
she 71. They occupy the' same building
they erected, first in that vicinity, twenty
four years ago and are a hale and hearty
Dr. Mahan having sent the annuity goods
ahead started from Duluth for Vermilion
Lake the 31st ult. to make the annual pay
ment to the Indians there. He was accom
panied by R. Petrie, Geo. Spencer, Geo.
Barnum, Rob. Ray, Ron. Hunter. Vincent
Ray, and others, and expected to be absent
ten or twelve deys.
Phe Alexandria Post tells of a Norwegian
and American, trading horses, who hitched
the nags together and discovered that the
American's horse wouldn't work when the
Norwegian took the lines while the Norweg
ian's wouldn't go for the American. Each
horse understood only his master's language,
and waited for the familiar words.
A ten days* session of the Martin county
district court terminated on the 1st. There
were only four jury trials, two criminal and
two civil, only one of the latter being con
tested, which involved the paltry sum of
$20. The cost to the county for this luxuri
ous session is given at $1,382.15, and the
people down there are disgusted over the
John Oltman, at one time county survey
or of Rice and a favorably remembered old
settler of that shire, was murdered on the
20th ult. near Los Angelos, Cal., to which
State he removed in 1874. Plunder is
presumed to have been the incentive of the
bloody deed, as the deceased was supposed to
have quite a sem of money upon his person,
nothing being secured, however, but his
Wells, Faribault county, had a very narrow
escape from a serious conflagration on the
5th. The fire originated in Andrew Pratt's
building, to which the flames were confined
by the vigorous operations of the villagers,
whose praiseworthy efforts were quickened
by the report that Mr. Pratt.s child was in
the burning bmilding. A hasty search
through the blinding smoke having failed to
reveal the whereabouts of the child, it was
believed to have been already rescued, but
when the flames had subsided the remains
were discovered upon the blackened floor,
death having resulted from suffocation.
Sheriff Mickly, Stearns county, arrested
Albert Zarno of Fairfield, this county, last
Wednesday for forging. Young Zarno, it
soems, went to St. Cloud about a month ago
and bought a set of harness, giving a note
and mortgage and signing another man's
name. Sheriff Mickly has taken the fellow
to St. Cloud for examination.Swift County
A N AFFECTING SCENE.
A Virginia Belle Pleads Guilty of Robbing
RICHMOND, Va., February 6.Miss Emma
Davenport, the young lady mail robber, ap
peared before Judge Hughes to-day in the
United States district court, held in this city.
Miss Davenport was charged with abstract
ing a valuable silk dress and two valuable
packages of jewelry from the mail while she
was acting as deputy postmaster at Gooch
land, last Christmas, She is of good family
and very pretty, and there was naturally
much sympathy manifested by the crowd as
sembled in the court room.
It seems that her lover was in the court
room, and that he was armed with a pistol,
with which to blow out his brains should the
sentence be Albany. But wben^ the clerk
said: "What say you, guilty or not guilty?"
the fair prisoner replied, with a tremulous
voice: "Guilty!" then there was a scene:
with the word guilty Miss Davenport
shrieked, threw up her hands and fell back
into the arms of her stalwart betrothed. The
jury were moved to tears, and the judge hid
his face in his handkerchief. It was half an
hour before the lady revived. The court im
posed a fine of $100, then she fainted again,
and the court adjourned.
Miss Davenport and her lover returned to
Goochland this evening, where report has it
they will wed to-morrow.
Charity Swindles in Brooklyn.
A lady teacher in an East Brooklyn public
school recently visited a house where a beg
gar woman said she had a dead husband
whom she could not bury, as she had no
money. On a bed, covered with a sheet, lay
a man apparently dead. The eyes were
closed and covered with old-fashioned pen
nies, a handkerchief was tied over the head
and chin. From her small earnings the
teacher gave one dollar and promised further
aid from her friends. Returning hastily for
a muff she had forgotten, Bhe was amazed to
see the supposed corpse sitting up in bed
counting the money that had been received
from the over-credulous teacher. The dead
man and his wife removed from the neighbor
hood, but have been heard of recently as at
tempting the same trick in a distant part of
the city. There are several women in
Brooklyn who periodically visit families on
the hill soliciting money to assist in burying
husbands or children. A lady on Kosciusko
street, having been twice swindled by one of
these impostors who tells a pitiful story with
great pathos, sought for a policeman a few
days ago to make an arrest. The chronic
beggar ran off, and will probably not visit
that neighborhood again.
i ,v!FMixed Sentiments.
sr "VSSr i3? [Newark Call.J
They were contributing towards a fund
for the extinguishment of the _church debt
the other evening at a meeting of a West
Newark congregation. "I'll contribute $20"
said one brother. "I'll go $30 better, and
make it $50," said another brother. And
then the first contributor, in the excitement
of the moment, said, "I'll call you: what
have von ant?" -EGf &J
have you got?
Specially Reported for the Daily Globe.
The Business Office of the Minneapolis end
of the DAI LY GLO BE will, from and after thiB
date, be found at No. 213 Hennepin avenue, up
stairs, where all friends are cordially invited to
call and see us. Don't mistake the number
213 Hennepin avenue, up stairs.
MINNEAPOLIS GEO RELETS.
the A valuable overcoat was stolen from
vestry of one of the churches, yesterday,
The genial countenance of Dr. D.
Hand of St. Paul, illumed the Nicollet House
The springand winter overcoats hang on
opposite pegs in the hallway, and vie with
each other for supremacy.
Dr. Wood of Faribault was in the city es
terday. and Was pleasantly entertained by
some of his professional brethren.
Mr. S. Deshon, is about to establish a
pawn-brokers shop on second street back of
Crossman and Plummers drug store.
Members of the soliciting committee of the
Woman's Christian Association, are request
ed to meet at Association Hall -this afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
The city ticket office of the Chicago, Mil
waukee, St. Paul & Minneapolis railroad will
again be re-opened this week. Mr. Geo. L.
Scott will preside.
On Friday last 3,015 pupils attended the
public schools of the West Division of the
citythe largest number ever in attendance
during a single day.
The funeral of C. G. McDuffee, at the
Cottage hospital, yesterday afternoon, was
largely attended, the order of Masons and
Knights of Pythias appearing in full force.
The Minneapolis reporter on Sundav has
about the same chance of success in securing
a good news-item that he would if he should
bait a hook with an elephant and fish for
bull-frogs in mid-ocean.
The death of Pope Pius IX was officially
announced in the Catholic churches of this
city yterday, and a high requium mass ac
cordingly appointed to be held Wednesday
next, at 9:30 o'clock a. m.
This end of THE GLOBE predicts that the
lecture to be given by Ex-Governor C. K.
Davis at Association Hall to-morrow evening,
will be one of the most scholarly and inter
esting lectures of the course. His subject is
Mr. P. B. Walker of the Lumberman has
returned from an extensive and somewhat
prolonged trip throughout the lumber re
gions of Wisconsin and Michigan. He le
poits the geneial lack of snow, and all of the
lumbermen feeling blue.
Messrs. Frank Plummer and Frank Black
of this city, who have been engaged during
the past year cutting hay in the Black Hills,
now have on hand about 1,000 tons of that
article. Its present market value in the
Hills is $90 per ton, and if the "boys" suc
ceed in finding a market for their entire
product at that price and meet with ill
lack, they will pocket a profit of about $G0
An unusually interesting and largely-at
tended teachers' meeting was held at the
high school rooms Saturday afternoon last.
The subject under consideration was mental
philosophy, it being a review of nine general
lessons upon the topic. Prof. Tousley spoke
at length npon its application to school work
and school discipline. The subject for next
Saturday's meeting is, "Attention how to
gain it, and its use and abuse.
Prof. Marsh has obtained a leave of ab
sence for two or more months from the
board of education and leaves to-day for the
East, he having receipted on Saturday even
ing last for the money received from the
testimonial concert and from the teacher's
fund. He will visit in southern Illinois and
Virginia before proceeding to Boston,where
he will spend a greater portion of his vaca
tion, and where it is to be hoped he may re
gain his health.
Alderman Glenn is never afraid to speak
right out in meeting, and if he was to be
present at the board of trade, this morning,
he might make a few spicy remarks and in
timate with what pleasure he could attend
the funeral of two East Division residents
whom he seems to think, by controlling cer
tain water powers, have virtually killed the
prosperity of the East side, and are now try
ing to get $50,000 of West Division money
into the pockets where it would do (them)
tho most good.
A little son of Mrs. Gladstone narrowly
escaped death by strangulation the other day.
He was in attendance at the Jefferson school,
and in eating apiece of candy in immitation
of a marble it became lodged in his throat,
and death would certainly have followed had
it not been for the rare presence of mind of
Mrs. Wardwell the principal of the building.
She seized the boy by the heels and holding
him at arms length gave him a severe pound
ing on the back which finally dislodged the
obstruction in the throat just in time to save
his life. The act was one which even many
physicians would hate forgotten to perform
under the existing circumstances. It will
also be remembered that it was probably
from the prompt and cool headed action of
Mrs. Wardwell, that there were no lives lost
at the recent burning of the Jefferson school
The I nion Question.
Alderman and Commissioner Glenn will
be in Anoka this morning, but is sorry that
he cannot be present at the board of trade
meeting, and express his views on the union
committee report. He believes the proposed
delegation to the mayor, of the power to ap
point three street commissioners to be the
creation of a political machine which would
work to the mutual political ring advantage
of both mayor and commissioners. One
street commissioner for the entire city he
believes to be sufficient, and that said com
missioner should be elected by a vote of the
people. He also does not hesitate to express
the opinion that the proposed payment of
$50,000 to the East Division for water works,
etc.. is wholly in the interest of two promi
nent E. D. residents, who own or control
nearly all of the water power on that side of
the river, and that they would eventually
pocket about $48,000 of the amount, and then
compel the city to expend $100,000 or so for
pumps and machinery. On general princi
ples, however, if the union can be made for
the benefit of the people instead of individ
uals, he favors the plan.
Mr. Chas. H. Morse, one of the enterpris
ing young men of Minneapolis, has recently
invented and obtained a patent upon a re
.versible cuff. The principle involved con
sists of a linen flap laundried on both sides
which is attached to the center of the cuff
and is folded either forward or backward.
This enables the wearer to present four sep
erate and clean surfaces of the linen to view,
and can at the same time give two different
styles of finish to the. corners. The cuff is
now being manufactured in large quantities
at Troy, New York, and will soon be upon
the markets where it seems destined to work
a revolution in the cuff trade. It costs no
more money, and has four times the service
of the ordinary article. .'^&
By the sinking of the Lessie Taylor Sun
day, on the Atchafalaqua river, a colored
woman and child, and four or five deck
hands were drowned. The cargo was one
Jrandredand fifty hogshead of sugar, two
hundred bales of cotton, two thousand
eight hundred sacks of cotton seed. Boat
and cargo were valued at $40,000 dollars.
John Anderson and Alexander T. Steieart
Classmates in IrelandHow One Died
in Affluence in New York, the Other in
1'overty in Montreal.
The grave has closed over the remains of
the late John Anderson, whose miserable,
lonely death in a hovel in this city the Star
gave an account of a few days since. The
poor old man seemed to be unknown even
by his nearest neighbors, and, notwithstand
ing that a coronor,s inquest was held upon
his remains, not a word was elicited as to his
antecedents. Yet John Anderson had a his
tory, such as it is, and as a contrast to that
of a former school and classmate, the late
dry goods king of New York,is full of instruc
tion and food for reflection. An esteemed
correspondent has kindly furnished, at our
request, the full story of the deceased, which
wo present to our readers in his own words:
In yesterday's newspapers there appeared
notices of an old man called John Anderson,
who "was found dead, alone, in a miserable
room, surrounded by rags and filth, and
covered with living matter." The remark
was also made that probably some further
particulars will be discovered in reference to
him. As I have known this innocent old
man for over 12 years, I hope you will per
met me to give some particulars of his life
and rather interesting history. John Ander
son was born in 1802, at the Red Hill, near
Lisburn, Ireland, and at the time of his
death was nearly 76. He vas the son of a
small landed proprietor in good circum
stances,whose farm joined that of the uncle of
the late princely merchant of New York, A.
T. Stewart. The two boys were about the
same age, attended the same school, had
Latin syntax thrashed into them by the same
master, played on the same violin, kicked the
same foot-ball, and occasionally fought to
gether. About the age of 14 they separated.
Hot to meet for many 3'ears. They com
menced the battle of life with equal prospects
of success, yet Stewart became the first mer
chant in the United States, attained a woiId
wide reputation, built princely mansions,
furnished them with the rarest and most
costly works of ait, and died worth $."30,000,-
000 at least, the envy and admiration of
every business man in the United States,
while John Anderson "is found dead, alone
in a miserable hovel, on abed surrounded by
rags, and odds and ends every where, and
covered with filth and living matter 111-
describable." Such are the vicissitudes of
fortune. Yet to any one who knew the two
men intimately, as I did, the cause of this
difference was plainly visible. Stewart was
a man of excellent education, great energy,
untiring industry, quick perception of char
acter, and steiling integrity, with a fixed de
termination to become the greatest dry goods
merchant in the world On the other hand,
Anderson was a man of weak intellect, easy
habitB, no ambition, a religious enthusiast,
who read his bible daily, "saw visions," and
hated women. He was strictly temperate,
very economical, hard-working at his trade
cleaning and preparing clocksjet he dies
not worth a cent, in a miserable hovel. Such
a lesson as this may be useful to thousands
of our young men staiting in life. It is
another proof that education, integrity,
ambition and industry are almost certain to
succeed, when backed by brain-power. It
is within my personal knowledge that during
Mr. Stewart's life he generously responded
to any appeal for assistance from Anderson.
On one occasion he handed me $200, to be
expended in a complete new outfit of cloth
ing and provisions, and on another $100 for
the same purpose, with the strict injunction,
however, that I should personally superin
tend its expenditure, as "he well knew poor
Anderson's weakness in money matters, hav
ing on some previous occasion given him
money which he spent very foolishly." In
justice to my late friend's memory (which
has often been impugned as miserly and
hard) I mention these facts, and at the same
time I must say no gentleman could have
shown more delicacy of feeling and kindness
of heart than did A. T. Stewart on these oc
casions. Since his death, I have frequently
seen old Anderson, always poorly clad and
hungry, yet contended, full of religious
fervor, in constant communication with
spirits and angels, and on receipt of the
usual half-dollar which I gave him, he would
hitch on his old untanncd calf-skin knap
sack, hum some old Methodist hymn, and
leave my office as happy as a prince. On
sevei al occasions I offered to get him into the
house of refuge, where he would have been
well cared for, but he invariably declined,
stating he preferred living as he wasalone.
He had an inveterate dread of young women,
fearing some one would marry him against
his will. I hope, Mr. Editor, I have not
trespassed too much on your valuable space,
in thus recording some incidents in the lives
of two men, who began life's journey to
gether, in about equal circumstances, but
whose lives and deaths were so vastly ciffer
ent. T. W.
MONTREAL, Jan 22, 1878.
The Great Intellectual Agriculturist.
The licentious press is pursuing that great
intellectual agriculturist, General Le Due,
of the National seed bureau, in a really
shameful and unmerciful manner. Mr.
Dodge, the statistician, does not seem to
know so much about tea culture as Le Due
knows, and therefore the commissioner
wants the statistician's resignation. If tea
is to be grown in this country, no more sta
tisticians must be permitted to throw cold
water on it by sarcastic remarks,
after the agricultural bureau has
determined upon the experiment. The
statistician, however, declines to remove
himself at the suggestion of the commission
er, and as much as says he would respect
fully or otherwise like to know what the
commissioner is going to do about it? That
official, who comes all the way from Minne
sota, is reported to be in a dreadful state of
mind about the whole affair. He is looking
around for somebody who is big enough to
remove the statistician, so that the culture of
the tea plant can go forward without any im
pediment in the shape of flippant remarks.
W here Butler Gets His Scripture.
[New York Tribune.]
It is not strange that General Butler quotes
"scripture so glibly in Congress, for at the
Boston end of the noble old Commonwealth,
where he lives and moves and has his being
out of session, he breathes the atmosphere
of natural piety. Business is conducted
with an air of righteousness, and every well
regulated shopkeeper has religious mottoes
hung up behind the counters. For instance,
this notice is posted on the walls of a silver
smith's establishment: God helps the man
that helps himself, but God help the man
caught helping himself here." A double
barrelled gun is suspended near by.
Iiclicute Journalistic Courtesies.
[Waseca, Minn., Herald.]
The "hod-carrier and whisky guzzler" of
the up-town Hell-Box, says he has done
$107.60 worth of job work in the last 28
days. He simply lies like a horse-thief. Be
sides, what little work he has done he has
borrowed the type with which to do the
most of it.
Another Candidate Against Dunnell.
The Republicans of this county claim that
Hon. Jim Farmer, of Spring Valley, is just
the man for Congress, and we are of the
opinion that he will make it decidedlv inter
esting for Mr. Dunnell in the next congres
A warrant for the arrest of E. H. Goff, ex
manager of the Canada Agricultural Insur
ance company, of Montreal, lately*failed, for
malfeasance in office.
There has been a failure of the ice crop 1a
the South. Not a ponnd was harvested in Mary
land, and Baltimore alone uses 2-30,000 tons a
Japan has twenty-five national banks, with
$23,000,000 of capital, all established within
less than two years, and all under Japanese
John W. Drew has just closed a temperance
campaign of eight days in J^Watin e. Iowa,
during which nearh three thousand persons
signed the pledge.
A lawyer in a criminal case, in Washington
city, spokqfive minutes in defense of his client,
when the judge shut him up, and sentenced the
prisoner to the penitentiary for two year*.
The Red river fcrcr is prevailing at different
points in Wisconsin, in eastern Stales and in
the Canadas. I is likely to take oft thousands
of the afflictedto northern Minnwda and
Twenty-four creditors of the perrrar.f nt cxhi
bttion at Philadelphia, representing debts
amounting in the aggregate to nearh 40,000,
have agreed to take stdck in the company in
full settlement of their claims.
A horrible accident occurred near Clay ton,
N. Y., recenth. Joseph Collius, while bailing
in an ice boat at the rate of a mile a minute,
lost control of the rudder, and struck the dock
with such force as to completely split his body.
There are now eighteen Joneses in the Jeffer
sonville (Ind.) state prison, and none of them
are in the hospital. They are contended and
eat three meals a clay without grumbling.
The Smith family is represented onlj six
The grave-robbing business is bii-~k at Flint,
Michigan. It is said that the bod) of Wheeler
Plum, late cashier of a Bav Citv bank, who re
cently died at that place and .is interred at
Flint, has been taken from the grave bv res
William Riggins. of Han Sa'.-f count), Tex.
recently dug a cave to prot ct himself and fam
ilj against the weather. Dining the late rams
the entire family wen- in it at night, when tip
top gave way witho'st nrmng. with its weight
of logs and diit, aru! though ihggins est aped
with severe mjuiies ms wife and children were
The publu debt o[ i ranee amounts to 2.5 10.5.-
000,000 francs: .m aftei it in order of impor
tance is that al wroat Britain, v. Inch is lil.GOO,-
000.000 of Spain, 10.'2W,000.000 ltah 08.5.
000.000, Russia, 145.000,000 Austiia, 6,M0,-
000,000: Turkey 1 1(28,000 000, Belgium, !)12,-
000,000, and Switzerland, which only owes 31,-
A hic-ycar-old tot, who had alwaj* closed
her prajers at night with ami God help Katy
to be a goixl girl," opened her eyes on that
point one night in green apple time, and said
very decided]j, "1 am't going to saj the rest,
for I don't want to be a dood girl, 1 want to
eat green apples and swallow 'em."
At a great mass meeting in Chicago the other
da), under the auspices of the Ctti/rn's
League, the object being to consider how lcs
to prevent the increase of juvenile nminalit)
and how to suporess the sale of liquor to mi
nors, it was stated that the police of Chicago
last veai anested more than si\ thousand bo\s
From the Januarv repent of the Illinois .State
pcmtcntiarv, it appears that there were 56 con
victs received during the month and 51 dis
charged. The smallest number ofionucts in
the institution dining the month was 1,840,
and the largest number 1.801. The total num
ber of prisoners on the :jlst of the month was
1,MH, of whom 1,84.1 were males an.I 21 fe
Senator Howe of Wisconsin is doubtless hap
pv. Horace 11 ubler and Cadwalladei Wash
burn have each declared publicly that thej vnU
not make a contest for Mr. Howe's seat. Still
further, and better for Howe, Washburn sajs
he will soon remove from Wisconsin to be
nearer his business. That means, piobablj,
that he will remove to Minneapolis, where he
has large milling and other property interests.
The Proctor Knott report on the case of
Smalls, the colored Congressman, has a bearing
upon the piospective cases of Garfield and
other Republican Congressmen, accused of as
sisting to steal the votcof Louisiana for fbijep.
If thev should be indicted bj aLousian 1 grand
juiy, Knott's definition of felonv would de
prive them of exemption from arrest and ex
tradition on account of then privilege as ('on-
A Cahfoinian has invented an ingenious
water faucet, through which, if water is drawn,
it comes out as cold as ice-v.ater. Boiling
water placed in any receptacle, and allowed to
run through, will be found cool and fit to drink.
The faucet contains numerous small tubes in
closed in large ones, and between the outside
of one and the inside of the other ceitain
chemicals are packed, which produce tin de
The Senate committee on revision of the laws
regulating the counting of electoral voles for
President and Vice President is said te licw
riously considering a plan for dividing the
electoral votes of each State, between the sev
eral candidates in proportion with the popular
vote received by each. This plan at the last
presidential election would have given Mr.
Tilden 189 electoral votes and a fraction over,
Mr. Ha)es 175 and a fraction, and Mr. Cooper .5
and a fraction.
Maj. Robert P. Archer, who has been ap
pointed one of the honorary commi"io n( rs to
represent Virginia at the Pans exposition, has
made his arrangements to give a practical ex
hibition of the process of manufacturing Vir
ginia tobacco, nimilar to the one he gave at the
Centennial at Philadelphia. will take with
him a colored quartette, who will sing the old
slave Bongs in the exposition hall Paris,
while they deftly manipulate the raw leaf.
A man named George Clark, living it Edgr
ton, Mich., recentlj sent his wife who has been
afflicted with parahssis for fifteen earsto
Chicago, to be supported her sisters, if they
lived there. Her sisters having moved away,
she was taken to the Home for the Friendless.
The man is very poor but could have continued
to support his wife, and his thus sending her
away has partly counteracted in Chicago the
effects of many sermons deprecating eternal
Gen. Bragg, of Wisconsin, who exeittd Gen
Sherman to unhealthy profanitj by proposing
to require that-army ofiicens Bhould diess in
uniform whether on or off dut), has responded
to Sherman's reflections Vy a resolution of in
quiry into the controversy between Col. ShcfUr
and Lieutenant Surver, in which case he averts
he can show a system of unjust favoritism on
the part of Sherman. Having some acquain
tance with General Bragg's qualities, we advise
Sherman, as a friend, to come down and not
wait for the shot.
The cabinet is puzzled in the case of the
steamer Estelle, detained Bristol (R. I.) har
bor on suspicion of having been intended for
Cuban privateering, but not more worried than
are the owners. The cabinet desires to avoid a
claim of damages, and so holds on to the ves
sel, waiting for evidence promised, and the
owners want the privilege of sailing the ,sel
to some port where it can be sold, which is
suspected to mean some place where it can be
transferred to the Cubans.
A regular medical practitioner concludes an
account of the recent alleged miraculous heal
ing of a you ng woman at Mauch Chunk, Pa.,
as derived from conversation with her and the
priest, as follows: "I Misi Greth had crammed
up for examination she could not have given a
better history of that common and varied affec
tioh, hysteria, than she did in describing her
own ease. Father Heinen's account of the
ecstacy state was a peitect picture, to the min
utest details, of catalepsy, so well known to
medical men as a form of hysteria."