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A BIG BONANZ A
WAY OF RAILROADS,
New Owners of the St. Paul and Pacific
3Iain, Branch and Extension tines all
Included-St.Paul and Canadian Parties
the Purchasers-Extension to Pembina
and Alexandria the Coining SeasonSt,
Paul the Terminus of Two Pacific Rail-
It has been known to the public for some time
that negotiations were pending for a change
of ownership in the St Paul & Pacific road,
and many premature reports have been cir-
culated in consequence thereof. Tms GLOBE,
however, is able to give the first intelligence
this morning of the actual completion of the
transaction, the perfection of details being
all that now remains.
The transaction in question includes the
purchase of he majority of bonds oft he road
conveying the main, branch and extensi on
line3. The bonds aggregate $24,000,000
and of these the new owners have obtained
over two thirds. I gives us pleasure to an-
nounce that Norman W Kittson and James
Hill of St. Paul with the aid of Canadian as
sociates have made this important purchase.
These parties will own the line from Saint
Paul to Breckenridge, a distance of 21 7
mileh. The line from Breckenridge to Glyn-
don. (connecting with he Northern Pacific)
a distance of 4 6 miles. The line from
Glyndcm to Snake river, miles north with
a 1 2 mi le branch from Crookston to Fisher's
Landing. Also the line from St Paul to
Sauk Rapids, 7G miles in extent and from
Sauk liapids to Melrose, 3 6 miles.
The new purchasers will also build the
coming season the line from Crookston to
Pembina connecting with the Canadian Pa-
cific and beyond, and the line from Melrose
to Alexandria, 3 8 milea.
The Canadian Pacific will complete the
seventy mil es of road from Pembina to "Win-
nipeg, so that next fall a passenger can take
his seat on the cars at the foot of Sibley
street, in St Paul, and be whirled along to
Winnipeg witho ut change of cars. The ex-
tension of the Canadian Pacific westward
will also add greatly to the prosperity of this
road, and St Paul will be the practical ter-
minus of two Pacific railroads. The advan-
tages are too great to be reasonably esti-
These lines of road are now being operated
by Horace Thompson, Edmund Rice and
John S. Kennedy, as trustees for the bond
holders. These are also foreclosing for the
bondholders and the new parties, though
owning the majority of the bonds, cannot
take formal posscssson until the fore-
closure proceedin gs now pending are
completed, which will probably be in a few
months. This will not prevent the building
of the lines named, or in any way interfere
with the programme of the new owners, as
he foreclosure is merely a questi on of time.
next fall the new proprietors will be op-
erating nearly 600 miles of road and have
3,000,000 acres of lands for sale.
W congratulate the people both of the
city and State upon this important transfer.
It has placed within the control of our own
citizens a most important net work of rail
road which hostile interests have looked upon
with envious eyes. W weclome Messrs.
Kittson. Hill and their associateb
most cordially, and trust their
investment will be productive of rich returns.
I fact, under the liberal policy which we
know they will pursue, it can not fail to be
Both branches of the Legislature will re
assemble to-night at 8 o'clock.
Many members of the Legislature returned
last evening from their visit home.
The Chamber of Commerce, as a practise
school of oratory, is witho ut a peer in this
Bection, far and near.
The Judiciary Committee will not mourn
over the close of the impeachment proceed-
in gs now near at hand.
Music hall will be occupied on Thursd ay
night by a ball under the auspices of the
Brotherho od of Locomotive Firemen.
Kevival services will be held every evening
this week in the Swedish Methodist Episco*
pal church, corner of Tenth and Temper
St. Paul, Grove, No. 7, A. O D., will
trip the light fantastic and enjoy a basktit
picnic this evening in the hall on the corner
of Seventh and Robert streets.
Preparations for the forthcoming orphan's
fair are in furious progress. A dramatic
performance will inaugurate the proceedings
on the evening of Wednesday the 20th inst.
Mark the contrast. All day yesterday,
nearly'in the midd le of February, the dust
was whirled about in the most disagreeable
eddies and then, presto! just as daylight
had vanished, a fall of snow, agreeable in
comparison, began to mantle ih earth.
The plunder secured Sunday night by the
burglars of Cariveau & Priedman's store
consisted of from thirty to thirty-five pounds
of tobacco and some $1.50 in cash, amount
ing in all to about $25. all except the cash
being returned. Several arrests were made
yesterday on suspicion, but all were released,
the evidence being too slight to warrant their
A adjourned meeting of the representa
tives of the fire department association, was
he ld last evening in the hall of the hook and
ladder company, and adjourned for want of
a quorum. A meeting of the trustees of the
fire department association was then held
transacted some important business, and ad
journed. This was followed by a meeting
the fire department association, which also
adjourned, after instructing the president
and secretary to issue a formal call for a
meeting of the association on Monday eve
ning nex t, the date to which the representa
tives had adjourned.
Saturday last as a jolly party consisting of
Senator Bonniwell, Representative Anderson,
Clerk Geo. E McKibben, and two other gen
tlemen were journeying in a covered stage
from Glencoe to Hutchinson, and when about
half way, the hind axle broke, and all were
tipped out on the frozen ground. Anderson
and the driver were thrown under the horses'
heels, the ponderous McKibben land ed on
Bonniwell breadbasket, and well-nigh
crushed the life out of that gentleman, who
didn discover he was hurt until he found
his cane which, in the general mixing up,
had become separated from its owner. N
bones were broken, but the whole party had
a general shaking up, which they will not
A invention, of considerable moment to
the postal service, was this morning submit
ted to the inspection of Dr. Day, at the post
office, by the inventor, Mr a Rose, who is
connected with the postal and sutler depart
ments at Fort Totten, The object of
he invention is to secure the rapid cancela
tion of postage stamps without the aid of
ink, acids, or other fluids. Dr. Day ex
pressed his entire satisfaction with the work
ing of the machine, suggesting, however, the
necessity of appending to the apparatus for
cancelation a means of stamping, at the sams
tim e, the usual postoffice mark. A the gov
ernment has offered a reward of $50,000 for
some such invention as the one in question,
Mr. a Rose may have developed a small
The Ctise Drawiny to a CloseGist of the
Testimony Given Yesterday for the De
fense Each Allowed Two Hours to Sum
Upand Written Briefs to be Filed in Ad
The committee met yesterday morning at 9
o'clock, and during the morning and afternoon
sessions examined gome seven or eight wit
nesses, all in behalf of Judge Page.
D. Coleman, grand juror, testified with
reference to Judge Page's charges and instruc
tions to the grand jury, which, he said, were
neither harsh nor unjust. Witness also gave a
history of the Ingmunds on affair.
Messrs. C. J. Felch, A. French, and H. E
Tanner, county commissioners, were also
sworn and testified as to the conduct of Judge
Page before the county commissioners in the
Riley and Baird cases, and it is said, sustained
very generally the evidence of Judge Page.
Another witness was W. Merrick, Esq.,
attorney-at-law, of Austin, who testified as to
what transpired in the interview of Judge Page
with juror Levi Foss. His evidence contradic
ted the latter's statements throughout. This
witness als testified with reference to Ingmund
son's speech in convention,also to Judge Page's
treatment of attorneys, which he said was
F. W. Allen, turnkey, swore that in the inter
view with Manderville, Judge Page did not ask
any such quebtion as "What dirty political
work have ou done for Sheriff Hall that he
wants to reward you?"
The committee took a recess from noon till
4 o'clock, when they again adjourned to 9 this
morning. Th work of the committee is fast
draying to a closethe respondent's evidence
being about all in This morning four wit
nesses will be called by the prosecution in re
buttaltwo of whom are It. N. Hall and Judge
D. Johnson, who arrived last evening.
The committee have determined on allowing
each side two hours to sum up, and have also
gianted them the privilege of filing written
briefs. After finishing the testimony to-day,'
The committee will, it ib anticipated, postpone
further hearing of the case to the latter part of
the week to allow counsel time to prepare their
United States Circuit Court.
[Before Judge Nelson.]
Susan Hamilton, in five separate suits, vs
Shenbel Todd, Sherwood, Chas.
Hardenburgh, John Rollins, and Levy But
ler, al. The master having reported dam
ages sustained by the plaintiff in the in
fringement of her patent, she sought dam
ages under the statute. Submitted and taken
Jonathan Edwards, trustee, vs. Daniel
Woodbury, al. Decree for foreclosure
The American Bible Society vs Eunice
Holliman et al. O trial.
[Before Judge Simons.]
State of Minnesota vs. First Division of
he St Paul and Pacific Railroad Company,
and Farley. Case dismiss ed on motion
of defendants' attorney.
Horace Thompson al. vs. John C. Becht.
Tried and submitted.
The foregoing cases are virtually identical,
arising out of the seizure and sale by Sheriff
Becht of certain quantities of game trans
ported by the railroad company in contra
vention, as alleged, of the game laws. The
company being, at the tim e, under the re
ceivership of Horace Thompson al., the
case was necessarily dismissed whereupon
the receivers sued the sheriff to recover the
value of the game.
TO HE CALLED THIS MOBNING.
Trask vs. Trask. [Before Judge Brill.]
Griggs vs. Bruggemann. Ver
dict for the defendant, and a stay of pro
ceedings granted for twenty days.
Mason & Hamlin Co. vs. N T. Porter & Co.
Set for trial in court.
The Wheel and Seeder Co. vs Parson &
Co. and Orvis & Co O trial.
TO BE CALLED THIS MORNING.
N o. 61. Garrett vs. H*P. Hall.
N o. 100. Grogan vs. E W Shirk.
[Before Judge O'Gorman.]
James Fisk was appointed administra
tor upon the estate of Libbie A Fisk, de
ceased, and ordered to file his bond s.
Estate of Martin Vebber. Commis
sioners' report filed.
[Before Judge Flint.]
Thomas Brqderick: drunkenness. Fined
$ 3 and costs.
Henry Eschle: disorderly conduct. Con
tinued until to-day.
Thomas McMahon larceny. Committed
to jail for 3 0 day s.
Jerry O'Brien violation of hack ordi
nance. Continued until to-day.
A. C. Cobb vs. John Fletcher Smith: ac
tion on account. Dismissed.
Judge Johnson is at the Merchant s.
Judge Cox of St Peter is at the Mer
Among he arrivals at the Merchants last
evening are Commodore W A Burleigh of
Yankton and N Hubbard and wife of
Hon. A. Ward of Fairmont, preside nt
of the Martin county bank, and a sterling
Democrat, is on a visit to St Paul, and
stopping at the Merchants.
The folllowing were the arrivals at the Mer
chants yesterday: Prof. C. Samuels, Cin
cinnati C. M. McCluer, Stillwater Geo
Henrj, Minneapolis J. A. Armstrong, Fair
mount E St. Julien Cox and son, St. Peter J.
D. Darling, Minneapolis Walter Drew, New
York W. A.Burleigh, Yankton Isaac Staples,
Stillwater Thompson, jr., Minneapolis
Hayes, New York W m. Osborn, Kenoha W.
Wells, Zumbrota Hubbard, Hastings
Jas. G. Lawrence, Wabashaw W. French,
New York C. M. Hambright, Racine R. Mc
Laughlin and wife, Plainview Miss Katy Mc
Millen, Plainview Mrs. F. S. Christensen
and child Rush City E M. Levy, Chicago
Wm. Armstrong, Chicago N. K. Hubbard
and wife, Fargo A. Sonthworth, Lockport,
N. Y. E W. Reed, River Falls W. W. Rich,
Milwaukee W. Meyes, Hastings Wm N.
Sayn, Indianapolis Mrs. J. R. Donahue,
Chicago C. Wildes, New York S. W. Town
send, Chicago J. M. Pool, Ne York, C.
Schneider, Hudson Hayns, Hudson Chas.
S. Ditus. Milwaukee A. Cory, Chicago
Harvey Cope, DesMoines W. E Blake,
Waseca E Allen,- Milwaukee A Borck
eler St. Louis Ham Brown, DesMoines.
Chas. Webb, Preston J. O'Brien.Preston
B. Cowing and wife, Alexandria E C. Mason,
Madison, Wis. F. Quinlan, Chicago David
Tozer, Stillwater W. E Turner, Faribault 8.
R. Ireland, Chicago Willis Bristol, Chicago: A
J. Willard, Hancock A. C. Ward, Fairmont
D. Johnson, Austin A.Winter, Faribault
L. Tattle, Faribault John Albrecht and
wife, Glencoe Frank Bader, Peoria N
Green, Moorehead W. P. Spaulding, Brainerd:
J. Sencerbox, Shakopee.
THE RIVEK TRADE.
GETTING READY EOR SPRING WORK.
The Steamboat L'nes Running to St. Paul
--"What they Propose to do Next Season
Additional FacilitiesThrough to New
O many accounts it is perfectly justifia-
ble to anticipate that next spring's carrying
trade to and from this region will be unusu-
ally brisk. The crop of 1877 was bounte-
ous beyond all expectations, and its removal
would necessarily increase traffic both by rail
and water, and tax the resources of the va
rious lines to their utmost capacity. Mor e-
over, much of the cr op is still he ld in this
State, and in the immediately contiguous
country. The European conflict led farm-
ers and speculators to retain their whe at in
anticipation of "wa prices," while in
addition to that incenti ve the
detention of the cereals was further accom-
plished by the almost entire want of mar-
keti ng facilities induced by slushy roads and
the comparatively entire absence of snow
during the present season. A with every
flood tide there is an ebb, so the efflux of the
crop in he spring will be attended by the re-
flux of returning supplies and merchandise,
and the two, as already stated, have led the
carrying lines to justifiably anticipate a
brisk carrying trade when the season opens.
Foremost among the river transportation
lines stands the widely-known, popular and
extensive Keokuk Northern Line Packet
company, the moving spirit of which is
Commodore Davidson, whose name is "fa
miliar as household words" at every landi ng
on the Mississippi and Missouri and their
branches. This variously ramifyi ng com
pany participates in the feeling that next
season's carrying trade will be, perhaps, be
yond precedent, and, like a prudent gener
al, is now, in time of peace, always
prepared for war. I fact,
its resources in men, boats, barges,
material and capital are so enormous as to
render the concern ready for any emergency.
Its Eagle line, composed of the magnifi
cent river boats the Golden Eagle and the
War Eagle, runs daily as a fast line for
passengers, express freight and cattle be
tween St Louis and Keokuk. this
branch will probably be added this season
another daily "Eag le line'' to Davenport
from St Louis with a new boat, thus render
ing the transportation between the points
indicated as facile and frequent as could
be desired. From Keokuk, the line
exten ds to St Paul, with which
the connection has been maintained* for
years with such degrees of daily or other
frequency as the demands of trade required
from time to time. The number of steam
ers and barges possessed by this company is
so great that, should the traffic with this
point warrant it it would be prepared, on
he shortest notice, to place two daily boats
on he line between St Paul and Keokuk,
and this will be done, when the occasion
arises. A to barges, its fleet is enormus.
and the construction of new ones to re
place old ones and maintain the number up
to the standard never ceases.
But there is one direction in which inter
river transportation will largely increase dur
ing 1878 that must be mentioned in connec
tion with the Keokuk Northern Line Packet
company, as it will be a large sharer in that
prospective increase. The success of the
Eads jetty system in deepening the out
lets of the Mississippi river being now an
assured fact, a revolution in the transporta
tion of the crops of the west and northwest
will indubitably ensue. Instead of those
produc ts seeking the eastern seaboard, they
will reach foreign shores via New Orleans, to
which point vessels of the largest tonnage can
nowor will shortlygain the easiest access,
and remain in perfect security while in port.
The impetus of this change in the channel of
commerce is already being felt, the demand
for barges below St Louis even now forming
quite a feature of trade. I is here that the
strong points and limitless resources of the
Keokuk Northern Line Packet company will
come in to play, and where it will reap a
hea vy harvest in the way of transporting
bulk produ ce to St Louis for reshipment to
New Orleans. Taken altogether, then, the
prospects of this company for 187 8 are
bright in the extreme, and its preparations
for the year's promised increase of trade are
ample in each and every particular.
Anoth er water line, the "Diamond Jo."
owned by Mr Joseph Reynolds, has for
some months been actively engaged
in extensive preparations looking toward
he extension of its facilities for 1878* For
this purpose two new steamers are now upon
he stocks, and are far advanced toward com
pletion. One, he Josephine, is on he Eagle
Point ways at Dubuque. Iow a, which have
been purchased by Mr Reynolds. The Jo
sephine is about the same size and character
as the familiarly known Diamond Jo. The
second is now building at Cincinnati. O.
along with four new barge*, and is to be
christened the Errand Boy. The Errand
Boy is being built with special
reference to navigation during low
stages of water, and while the
boat will ta ke its position on the river as
a regular liner, will, when necessity demands,
be employed to ply between here and Pres
cott, Wis., when the large liners "fee unab le
to reach this point by reason of the shallow
ness of the Mississippi. With these new
steamers and those already possessed, the
Diamond line will be enabled to run
three times a week between St Paul and
down river points, and such is the present
THE RIVER FALLS RAILROAD.
The Progress Being Made in tint, Important
Pierce county, Wis., is divided on its west
from Minnesota by the narrow waters of the
lower St Croix. Small in point of area, it
yet ranks among the most importa nt and
wealthy shires of its State, and. in point of
population, is one of the most thickly settled
in Wisconsin in proportion to its size, con
taining, as it does, from 16,000 to 17,000
souls. Its inhabitants are noted for their in
dustry and thrift, which have necessarily
created more or less activity in trade. With
in its borders is situated the thriving
and enterprising village of River Falls,
with its 2,500 inhabitants, its six large
water-driven flouring mills turning out the
finest grades of flour, and its State Normal
school. I will then be readily comprehend
that Pierce county, in general, and River
Falls, in particular, are desirable points at
which to establish trade relationships. Thes e,
however, have hitherto been maintained with
down-river points, for the very apparent rea
son that the only outlet for its products
and inlet for its merchandise consisted
in the water highway of the Mississippi
and St Croix rivers. I 'short, Pierce
county, with all its natural advantages of x
tensive water power and all the acknowledg
frugality and prosperi ty of its population,
is neither intersected nor touched by a single
line of railroad, the recognised instrumental
ity of he subtantial advancement of com
Fully appreciating the necessities of the
case and he profitableness of the undertak
ing, a company was formed some time ago,
having for its object the construction of a
short railroad from River Falls to Hudson, a
distance of twelve miles, where he new line
would tap the West Wisconsin. The com
pany is composed of residents of St Paul,
Stillwater, Hudson and River Falls. A par
tial survey of the line has already been
effected, and portions it located, and the
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1878.
latter portion of the preliminaries have ad
vanced so far that it could be easily accom
plished in a week's time.
But one thing was wanted, the right of
way, that universal bugbear of railway
enterprises. make arrangements for
securing he right of way a meeting was held
in River Falls on Saturday night, the pro
ceedings of which were unanimous, enthusi
astic and successful. This meeting was ad
dressed by Messrs. Thompson, Merriam,
Stickney and Sabi n, and sufficient subscrip
tions were gathered at the meeting to meet
the purchase of he right of way through
and near the village, and to
provide the depot grounds. Meanwhile,
he city of Hudson has not been behi nd
hand. Her citizens have respond ed with
alacrity and generosity, and the right of way
may now, to all inten ts and purposes, be
deemed an accomplish ed fact all that re
manins being the due executi on of he legal
preliminaries. When these are effected a
corps of engineers will be immediate ly
probably during the current weekput
in to the field and the line located, to be fol
lowe d, within three weeks, by the graders
and track layers all of this portion of the
enterprise, together with the equipment, the
company having the matter in charge being
ready to perform.
St. Paul has more than a passi ng interest
in the Hudson & River Falls railroad. The
enterprise, when fully accomplished, will be
he tapping of another stream of trade and
directing its course hitherward to establish
new business connections to he mutual prof
it of all. I this spirit, then, let this un
dertaking be hailed by St Paul, as it doubt
less is and will be
INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE COX.
Denies Most Emphatically the Charges
of tlie Lanesboro Journal.
Glancing at the Merchants Hotel register
last evening a GLOBE representative espied
he name of Judge E St Julien Co of the
Ninth Judicial District, and shortly after-
wards found that gentleman in conversation
with a well known attorney of this city.
Approachi ng them he signified to Judge Co
his intention to interview him for he benefit
of the numerous readers of the GLOBE on
he subject of the published statements con
cerning his conduct on the bench at the
recent term of court in Fairmont, Martin
county, which originated in fhe Lanesboro
Journal. this Judge Cox readily assented,
and their interview commenced as follows:
Rep.Judge Cox, you have seen he state-
ment of the Lanesboro Journal?
Judge CoxYes sir. I was never more
surprised in my life than when on my way
to St Paul this morning, I saw the article
you refer to.
Rep.You were at Fairmont?
Judge CoxI went to Fairmont at the re
quest of Judge Dickinson of Mankato to
hold court, leaving home on the 21st, and
arriving there on the 22d.
Rep.How long were you there?
Judge CoxI reached there trom St
James on the 22 about noon, and opened
court within an hour after my arrival. I
started for Winnebago City, having ad
journed court at 3 o'clock. While there,
some twenty-sev en cases were dispos ed of,
including the case of the State vs Archie
Macdona ld which occupied some three days.
Kep.Well, Judge Cox what truth is
there in these charges?
Judge CoxAt no time while I was
there was I under the influence
of lipnor. N such scene as that
described in the Lanesboro Journal ever
to ok place. Any and all statements or in
sinuations that I was drunk while on the
bench are absolutely and unqualifiedly false
Rep.When did you reach he city. Judge?
Jndgs CoxI arrived here at noon, and
immediately went to the capitol where I
called upon Mr. Ladd, of the judiciary com
mitte e, and requested him to demand on my
behalf an investigation of the charges con
tained in the Lanesboro paper, offering at
the same time to furnish him with he names
of any number of gentlemen who were pres
ent during the term and cognizant of of
Rep.Was the editor of the Lanesboro
paper present at Fairmontdo you know?
Judge CoxHe was not, nor was any one
from that secti on as far as I know.
Kep.Can you give me names of any gen
tlemen who were cognizant of your deport
ment at the time alluded to
Judge CoxYes, Hon. S Wilkinson,
A. C. Dunn, Alanson Fancher, clerk of the
court, Wm. Bird, sheriff, and Rev. Mr
Everett, Episcopal clergyman at Fairmont.
These gentlemen will substantiate state
RepWell, Judge, is there anything else
you wish to say?
Judge CoxI think not. I do not wish
to be understood as making any
defense through the newspapers.
defense I propose to make through the
proper channels, and I will say
further that I pledge myself positively to re
sign in case any part of the allegations of
that paper is sustained. I will go further,
you may state it if you please. Let the
Legislature appoint a committee of three. I
will pay all the expenses attending the inves
tigation, and if any one of the three says
that any of the charges are sustained, I will
resign forthwithplace resignation in
he hands of opponent who would then
doubtless succeed me. I feel for the honor
of the State, and while I never before cared
for newspap er attacks, this one has hurt me,
and I am frank to say that I am simply an
swering your questio ns not to make a defense
before the people, but because the charge is
a weighty one and I certainly feel that if
true, I have no other recourse than to resign.
But, sir, they are not true.
Rep.Well, then, Judg e: if I understand
you correctly, Mr. Ladd has the matter in
Judge CoxYes, sir: I have asked him to
demand the investigation, and am prepared
to step down and out if the charg es are sus
tained in the judgment of the committee or
any one of them. This closed the interview.
I a Murderer
A supposed murderer was arrested in
Lanesboro, in this State, on the oth. in the
pers on of Karl Kluster. The arrest was
effected in consequence of a description for
warded from Bloomington HI., supplemented
with a reward of $200., the crime having
been committed there in November last.
The prisoner's appearance and the descrip
tion closely tally. Kluster is a miller, and
served in the Austrian-Prussian war, for
which he has a medalas is the sought for
criminal. I his account of himself, the
prisoner stated that, among other wander
ings, he had visited St Paul, and inquiries
at police headquarter developed the fact that
a man answering his description was here
last summer. The prisoner has been lodged
in jail at Preston, and officers from Bloom
ington have been dispatched for him.
S. J. Egbert, registering from Minneapolis,
appeared some time ago at the Warren
hous e, representing that he was a man of
extensive property in the shape of real es
tate, situated in Illinois and this State. His
first bills were paid promptly, but delin
quency in the later ones became so frequent
that they amounted to 30, the difficulty of
disposing of any portion of his vast estates
being flaunted in excuse for his temporary
impecuniosity. O Saturday he attempted
to steal 5 from a fellow-boarder, with whom
he was negotiating to sell a supposititious
tract of la nd at Granite Falls. The' attempt
at theft proved his betrayal as a first-class
dead-beat, and he has '-skipped" with a $50
unpaid board bill behind him. I has since
been discovered that he similarly victimized
a landlord in Wells to the tune of some 60.
SHALL WE HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL?
That is the Question Our Educational Pro
tectors Wrestled With Last NightA
Sharp DebateAdjournment Without
A called meeting of he board of education
was held last evenin g, at which Dr. Hagan
was voted into the chair. When the roll
was called the following gentlemen answered
to their names: Messrs. Scheffer, Merriam,
Benz. Withey, Hagan, Manson, Sweeny,
Thompson, and Haas. The secretary read
the call for the special meeting, after which
he read a communication from Mr Rogers,
he secretary of the chamber of commerce,
stating what they had done in reference to
he high school. The communication was
Mr. Benz then moved that the matter of
building a new school in the Sixth ward be
Mr. Withey said that he had en-
quired in to the financial state of the board
and found that the board would have
about $25,000 on hand in June.
A discussion then ensu ed upon he possi-
bility of all the taxes coming in Mr Benz
asking if the board could depend upon this
Mr. Scheffer said that the board had a
right to go into debt for the amount coming
to the board by taxes.
Mr. Scheffer thought it advisable to ap-
point a committee to obtain plans and esti-
mates and report at next meeting.
Mr. Merriam moved a committee of three
for this purpo se as follows:
Senolred, That a committee of three, consist
ing of Dr. Hagen, Benz and Withey be ap
pointed to present plans and specifications and
estimated cost of a suitable school building
for the Sixth ward, and cost of a site for said
THE HIGH SCHOOL.
The next business was to get the expres
sion of opinion of the board and give in
struction to the committee on legislation in
the matter of building a high school.
Mr. Thompson thought the matter would
not spoil by waiting there are three long
years before the board.
Mr. Benz thought no pupil should be al
lowed to enter the high school without pass
ing a higher examination.
Mr. Burrington, superintendent of the city
schools, said that the entrance examination
for the St Paul high school was higher than
any other he knew of and higher than the
entrance to the State University.
Mr. Thompson did not believe in rushing
things ahead: he considered the public vote
should be taken on so importa nt a question
as burdening the taxpayera with bond s.
Dr. Sweeny thought the people had noth
ing to do with it. They had elected the
board to do this business for them.
Mr. Benz thought if a high school is to be
kept up the old building should certainly be
giv en up and another building obtained, but
he thought there was plenty of time till next
Mr. Withey would object to build now. but
saw no reason why the board should not pro
cure a site at once.
Mr. Thompson asked what objection there
was to put the question before the people.
Mr. SweenyFor the simple reas on that
nine out of ten will vote against it.
Mr. Thompson thought it was a delicate
question to meddle with if nine out of ten
tax-payers would vote against it.
Mr. Merriam thought it was an importa nt
questi on wheth er we should have a high
school or not. thought in time the high
school would grow till it became a university.
Mr. Scheffer thought St Paul should not
be behind other places in the matter of educa
tion. would like to see a school at which
a classical education could be obtained with
out sending the children away. thought
it the best time to build, because material
and labor are cheap.
Mr. Merriam wanted to know the opinion
of all members of the board, not upon the
policy, but the *ight of taxing the people to
maintain a high school.
Mr. Scheffer thought it was right because
in giving education to the people, we lesson
our police, prison and poor expenses.
Mr. Thompson said when the question
first came up $25,000 was wanted. Now
the demand is $50,000. Scheffer said a
high school keeps the people at home. Fon
Lac has a splendid high school, but bus
iness is dead and the place is dying out the
high school did not save it. I is all non
sense to say that the public schools save
from crime an educated scoundrel, is the
worst of all criminals.
Mr. Haas wanted to know if the question
was the education of the few or the masses.
Mr. Merrian thought it was not right to
tax the many forth few. I the common
schools the children get an education or
should do so to fit them for business, and
here he considered the duty of the board
should stophe did not think it just that
the masses should pay for the education of
Mr. Sweeny characterized the remar ks of
Mr. Merriam the most extraordinary spee ch
he ever heard.
Mr. Withey spoke in favor of the high
school, because it would give poor children
an opportunity, and referred to the endowed
schools of England.
Mr. Thompson said it was not the poor
who got into the high school, and he would
like to ask the gentleman if the schools he
referred to were supported by tax es from the
poor man's pocket, orb endowments of the
Mr. Manson spoke censuringly of Mr.
Merria m: he was surprised at the course he
Mr. Merriam wished to say perhaps he
might vote for a high school as a matter of
policy but not a matter of right.
Mr. Manson put the following resolution:
Jtesobvd, That the committee on legislation
is hereby instructed to prepare a bill authoriz
ing the board of education to issue bonds to
the amount of $50,000 for the erection of a
high school building, for presentation to the
Legislature, requesting the Ramsey county del
egation to use their utmost endeavors, to pro
cure its passage.
Mr. Benz wished a full Board when the
question was vot ed on. A present he should
vote against the resolution.
A consultation then followed between
Messrs. Munson. Scheffer and Sweeny upon
the advisability of withdrawing the resolu
tion rather than risking it as the feeling of
the board stood.
Mr. Munson withdrew his resolution, and
the board adjourned tin Saturday at 7:30 in
The Masquerade Last Night.
The masquerade at fhe Athenaeum last night
was not largely attended by maskers. Mrs.
Scheffer's "Bohemian Girl," and Mr. Penner's
"Don Carlos" won the first prizes, and Mr. Levi
the prize for comic costumes. One gentleman
bad a very effective dress made of copies of the
DAI LY GLOBE. The participants seemed to en
joy the evening greatly.
Ha lf a dozen roughs made an attack last
night upon Miller's saloon, on Seventh, near
Wabasha street, by throwing stones through
he window, some of which struck Miller and
injured him pretty badly. Three of the row-
dies were arested at the Adelphi. Those ar-
rested are Carr, Donovan. Davit and Larkin
young manA job, horse
shoeing jobbing. Will work cheap.
Address, P. HOGAN,
29-30 No. 65 East 4th, St. Paul.
THE ST. JAMES
Dining Han, at 13 Wabashaw street, is the largest and
best appointed in the city.
All Regular Meals 25 Cents.
Breakfast, 6 to 9: Dinner, 12 to 2 Supper, 6 to 8.
Stomach Bitters and Oysters at 78
Robert street. 24-54
FOB SAL E.
BIRDS, BIRDS.I have jubt received
the finest collection of Hartz Mountain Cana
ries ever brought to Minnesota, also Goldfinches,
SiBMns, Black Caps, Mocking Buds and Parrots,
always on hand. WM. KEIL,
27-4t Cor. Pearl and Temperance streets.
OFFICE OF THE Crrr TREASUKEK. I
S T. PAUL, MINNESOTA, Feb. 11. 1878.
Notice for Judgment.
I will make application to the District Court
inland for the county of Ramsey and State of
Minnesota, at the special term held Saturday,
February 23, 1878. at the Court House in St.
Paul, Minnesota, for judgments against the
several lots and real estate embraced in different
warrants in my hands for the collection of un
paid, assessments with interest and cost6 thereon
for the hereinafter named special assessments.
All in the city of St. Paul, county of Ramsey
and State of Minnesota, when and where ail
persons interested may attend and be heard.
The owners and descriptions of lots and real
estate are as follows:
tial Grading of Kitt
to 7th Street.
Estate of J. B. Braden, 1 35
do do 8 35
do 4 36
Estate of S. J. Wilkin, und4-5 5 36
W- Wilkin, und of und 1-5 5 36
S. W. Coleman, un of
und 1-5 5 36
Rebecca W. Sear, 1 38
Estate of Chouteau, i 51
D. M. Robbins, 4 52
ulia Maffet, 5 52
Norman W. Kittbon, 4 37
do 5 37
O Hi 1
All in the city of St. Paul, countj of Ramsey
and State of Minnesota.
F. A. RENZ,
"8-32 City Treasurer.
OFFICE OF THE Crrr TREASURER,
Sr. PAUL, MINNESOTA, Feb 11, 1878.
Notice for Judgment.
I will make application to the Distiict Court
in and for the county of Ramsey and State of
Minnesota, at the special term held Saturday,
February 23, 1878, at the Court House in St.
Paul, Minnesota, for judgments against the sev
eral lotBand real estate embraced in diflerent v. ar
rants in my hands for the collection of unpaid
assefisraentB, with interest and costs thereon for
the hereinafter named special assessments.
All in the city of St. Paul, county of Ramsej
and State of Minnesota, when and where all
persons interested may attend and be heard.
The owners and descriptions of lots and real
estate are follow s:
Construction of Side
walks under (Vmtract
of John Whalev,
Dated Aug. 29,
The Minnesota Church Foundation, that
miscellaneous piece of land lying be
tween block 58, of Irvine's Enlarge
ment of Rice & Irvine's Add and St.
Peter street, aud between College ave
and Summit ave, in the city of St.
Paul, Minn., 555
fai-riiif/tint tfc. Kinhiy's Addition.
Oscar Stephenson, sly 80 ft of lot 7, bl 1 1 76
same slj 80 ft of lot 8, blk 1 5 16
same 80 ft of lot 9, blk 1 5 16
Wm. Theobald, lot 6, block 2. 5 83
Estate of Thos. W. Owing, that miscel
laneous piece of land bounded on the
northwesterly side by Butman's Add.,
on the northeasterH side bj Guenn's
Add. on the southca'h side by College
ave, and on the southwesterly" side
Farrington & Kinnej's Add, in the city
of St. Paul, Minnesota, 22 83
Louis B. Brasher, lot 1, L. Carver's
sub of lots 1 and 2, block 53, Rice
A Irvine's Add to St. Paul, 31 03
Eire Irvine's Addition.
J. R. S. Harmon, un of lot 3, bl 53 9 16
Nicholas Hardy, n'ely 10 ft of lot 6,
block 53, 3 09
Dana White, lot 1, block 3, 17 98
do lot 2, do 15 50
do of Mississippi street, (10
feet) lot 5, block 1, 63 55
All in the city of St. Paul, county of Ramsey
and State of Minnesota.
F. A. RENZ,
28 32 City Treasurer.
STATE OF MINNESOTA, I XH.K
Ramsey County. In Probat4e Court.
In the matter of the estate of Willie H. Fish, de
On reading and filing the petition of Siemon E
Goodrich, of Dakota county, representing, among
other things, that he was guardian of said Willie H.
Fish, late of Dakota county, who died on the 26th
day of December, A. D. 1877, at Afton, Washington
county, intestate, and being an inhabitant of Dakota
county at the time of his death, leaving personal
property in Ramsey county, and praving that ad
ministration of said estate be to him granted: It
is ordered that said petition be heard before the
judge of this court, on Thursday, the seventh day of
March, A. D. 1878, at ten o'clock a. m., at the Pro
bate office said county.
Ordered further, that notice thereof be given to
the heirs of said deceased, and to all persons inter
ested, by pubHahing a copy of this order
tor three successive weeks prior to said day of
hearing, fa the DAILY GLOBE, a newspaper printed
and published at St. VKXX, in said conntv.
Dated at St. Paul, the 9th day of Feb
ruary A. D. 1878.
By the Court,
[SJAL HENRY O'GOBMAN,
29-4w-tu Jadg of Probate.
Wednesday, February 13th.
THE KNIGHTS OP PYTHIASr,Home.Mrhwit
of New York, to deliver h.s celebrated ren
dition of the tragedy of Damon and Pythias," on
the evening of the above date.
General admission, 50 cents.
Tiekets may be obtained at the Opera House, or of
anymember of the order in St. Paul. Tor further
particulars see bills. 26-30
D. A. ROBERTSOX,
Law and Real Estate Office.
REAL ESTATE CASES, INVESTIGATION AND
CURING OF DEFECTS IX TITLE.
Tax Titles, &c, a specialty. Room No. 3, Roger*
Block, Third street, St. Paul. R*
WM. J. PARSONS,
Attorney at Law and Commissioner of Deeds for
New York, 31E. 3d St., St. PanL Minn. 4-33-3p
OFFI CE OF THE CITY TREASURER, I
S T. PAUL, MIXESOTA Jan. 30, 1878.
All persons interested in the assessment for the
partial grading of
Rice Street from Bianca Street to
Partial grading of
Fourth Street from Hoffman Ave.
to Maria Ave.
Partial grading of
Fifth Street from Hoffman Avenue
to Maria Avenue.
Partial grading ot
Acker street from Mississippi street
to Courtlandt street, Courtlandt
street from Acker to Agate
street, Buffalo street from
Acker to Genessee street,
and Mississippi street
street to Gran-
WILL TAKE NOTICE
that on the 29th da of Januarj. 1878, I did
receive a warrant from the Cit\ "Coraptioiler of
the city of St. Paul, for the collection of the
abo\ e-natned asbesbuienth.
The nature of these warrants is, that if jou
fail to pay the assessments within
after the first publication of this notice. I shall
report on and our real estate so assessed as
delinquent, aud apph to the District Court of
the countj of Ram-ie\. Minnesota, for judg
ment against our lands, lots, blocks, or parcels
thereof so assessed, including interest, cost ami
expenses, and for an order of the Couit to soil
the same for the pntment thereof.
V. A. RENZ,
16-27 Citj Treasurer.
OFFICE OF THE CITY TREASURER. I
S T. PACL MINNFSOTA. Feb 11, 1K78.
All persons interested in the assessments fr tlie
Grading of Fifth Street
from Broadway to
\d the partial Grading of
Xeill Street from Third
to Seventh street.
Also for the Grading of
North Street from Bed
ford to Burr street,
and partialh grading
Burr street from North
Street to Woodward
WILL TAKE NOTICE
that on the 8th day of February, 1878, 1 did
receive different warrants from Citv Comptroller
of the city of St. Paul, tor the collection of the
The nature of these warrants is, that if \ua
fail to pay the assessment within
after the first publication of this notn e, I shall
report ou and our real ebtate so assessed as
delinquent, and applj to the District Court of
the county of Ramsej, Minnesota, for judg
ment against your lands, lots, blocks, or parcels
thereof so assessed, including interest, cost and
expenses, and for an order of the Court to bell
the same for the pavment thereof.
F. A. RENZ,
28-40 City Treasurer.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
STATE OF MINNESOTA,
COUNTY OF RAMSEY,
In Probate Court.
In the matter of the estate of Nicholas 8chrant7,
deceased: Notice is hereby gi\en to all persons ha\ing e'auns
and demands agaiust the estate of Nicholas bchrautr,
late of the county of Ramsej, deceased, that tn
Judge of the Probato Court ot said county *ill hear,
examine and adjust claims and demands apainst said
estate, at hw orhce in St. Paul, in said county, on tlie
first Monday of April, A. D. 1878, and that six
months from the 11th day of Februarj, 167S, ha\e
been linnted and allowed by said Probate Court for
creditors to present their c'aims.
Executors of tho estate of Nicholas fcehrautz,
PIERCE, STEPHENSON & MAINZER,
Attorneys for executors,
33 'Wabashaw street, St. Paul, Minn.
MTATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RXM
kj seyss. In Probate CourtSpecial Term. Feb
ruary 9, 1878.
In the matter of the guardianship of Willie H. Fish,
minor: On reading and filing the petition of 8. E. Good
rich and his account as guardian of Willie H. Fish,
the above named minor, it is ordered that said ac
count be examined, and petition heard the Judge
of this court, on the 7th daj of March, 1878, at ten
o'clock in the forenoon of that daj, at the Probata
Court in St. Paul, in said countj.
And it is further ordered, that public notice be
given to all persons interested of the tune and 1 lace
of examining said account, by publishing a coi% of
this order in the DAILY GLOBIS, a newspaper 11 mted
and published at St. Paul, in said count}, at least
once in each week for three sueeeash weeks prior
to the day of such heariiiK-
[1.. s.j HENRY O'GORMAN,
29-3w-tues Judge of Probile.