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VISIT TO WOMEN'S
Talk of "Globe" Reporter AV itli the Matron
--Interesting: Sketches of tlie Inmatcs-
Why they Lead a Life of ViceUnhappj
Marriages, Betrayals ami Poverty the
Prolific CausesPersonal History.
As the providing for the unfortunate vic
tims of vice and misfortune, likoly to be
driven from theii haunts by the contem
plated raid upon houses of ill-fame, who
may be desirous of forsaking theii evil ways,
is one of the vexed questions of the day, a
GLOBE reporter visited yesterday tho Wowhich
men's Christian Home on Mississippi street,
with the purpose of gleaning any mforma
tion that would tend to throw light upon the
With note book and pencil in lieu of the
conventional umbrella, Paul Fry like, he
presented himself at the portals of the hos
pitable mansion. Ho was soon, ushered
into the piesence of the ination to
whom he explained his eriand. He found
her veiy willing to gi\e any information she
was able. When asked by the reporter it
the girls coming to the home did not make
it a refuge only for a limeperhap-s dming
soma tempoiary difficulty from poveity or
sickness--and return again to their evil
couise, she said that her experience
proved that this was not the case. It is true
that some will return again to their haunts,
but these are only the exceptions. The first
days of then lesidence at the home, sho said,
were the most trying: they were lestless and
impatient of icstiaint, but they soon settle
down contented and happy. Sho did not
know of mote than half-a-dozen who hadshe
gono back to vice, while she could tell ot
many who had been letormed, and some
who were haxipilyinuriied.
Reporter.What do you think the chief
causes of these women pursuing an evil life?
Matron.Thcie aie, I behove, thiee
causes, the first, unhappy marriages
this is a fruitful cause of the evil. The
next, betiayal by unpnncipled men. A
child is born and the mother is diiven to
despeiation lor means to piovide tor her
babyfor these young girls love their babies
-.cry dearly. Haid woik and starving wages
will make some desperate these generally
accept tho "protection" of some man, who,
tiling of them, abandons them to tbtir
Rep.Then you do not think they choose
deliberately a lite of sin?
MationNo, sir not at fiist. but it is sui
piising how rapidly thev descend the scale of
degradation when they once make a mistake.
Jf they are dinen into those houses theyle
obliged to drink, and with drink come leck
lessness and callousness. Most of the cases
that come here have been diivtn to crime
through ill-assoited maruages. Theie is, for
istance, Mis. A. Yon will see hei presently,
sir, when you pass through the looms. She
a black eyed, good looking -woman, and a
very supenor woman in intelligence and
smartness, fohe had a good Christian moth
er, but her father died in the aimy when she
was a little child. She mariied oung. Her
husband turned out to be a gambler and
something worse. It was he who robbed the
Nicollet Hotel in Minneapolis, some tew
years ago. and was sent to State puson. She
became desperate and continued the lite her
husband forced her into. A second mairiage
proved no more iortunute than tne lirst one,
her second husband tieatmg l^r with every
cruelty, and at last left her destitute, and up
to tho time she was induced to come to the
home she led a very dissolute, reckless life,
but since she has been here,
sho has been exceedingly well
behaved, and believe her to be
a completely changed Christum woman.
She is very useful here doing
all she can for the other inmates. Sho is a
good dressmaker and plain sewer, and is
never tired instructing and helping the
There is the cpse of Mrs. B. You will not
see her, for she has lelt the Home and mar
ried, but her histoiy shows what I told you,
that unfoi tnnate marriages area fruitful cause
of the social evil. She was mairied, and
lived with hei husband in this city for lour
years, and was a member of Mr. Terry's
church, much thought ot and highly re
spected, but her dissolute husband* went
from bad to worse, forced her into vice, and
ended his shameful career in State's prison.
Mrs. Johnson, one ot our lady managers,
met her on the cais. She made herself
known to Mrs. Johnson, and in the fullness
of remorse and despair called forth by the
bight of one whom she knew in the days of her
purity, she told the sad tale of tho feaiful
life she had been leading. She acknowledged
that she had been one ot the veiy woist and
most reckless of her class. Her lite in St.
Louis she desenbed as the most homble
that could be imagined pandemonium.
Mrs. Johnson induced her to come to the
home which she did. She is now happily
married and doing well.
Mrs. C. is another instance of the result of
ill-advised matches. Sho was bom New
York State, of respectable paients, well
brought up and unusually well educated.
She was married young, but the first moon
of their wedded life had not commenced to
wane when hei husband began to abuse her
and soon abandoned hei. Driven frantic
with grief, she gave up to a life of wildest
dissipation Tiying to kill her heart-pain
with the wme cup, she sa\s, for five jeais
she did not know what it was to be sober.
She is now completely reformed, and has
not the slightest desire for drink. At pres
ent she is employed by a good Christian
family in household woik. and they speak of
her in the highest praise.
We had another heie,continued the matron,
a few months ago, who would excite inter
est in any one. If you had seen her you
could not have believed that anything so
beautiful and lefmed looking could have
been acquainted with guilt. Her home, I
think, was in Michigan. She had a com
fortable home and indulgent parents, and
when she was very young she became Mrs.
D., and tho fiend in male attire who mariied
her forced her into prostitution to support
him. Not content with living upon
her shame, he added brutal vio
lence to his cruel treatment, and
she fled from him and sought a refuge in the
home. She is still a beautiful e,iil of twenty,
modest looking and lady-like. She remained
three months at the home, and is now earn
ing an honest living.
Perhaps you have read the papers of
a white woman shooting a colored man about
a year ago. Well, sir, she came and found a
refuge in our home. This Mis. E. told us
that she was a mariied woman. She came
from England over here. Her husband had
left her, taking with him his four children,
and gone to Austialia. She took up with
the colored man, and lived with him two
years. She was given to drink, and when
she came to the home, she was
tae most degiaied woman who had
7er entered it. have seen some hard
cases, sir, but I never saw anything to equal
her in squalid and loathsome pollution.
Five months she lived with us, and now sho
is a reformed industrious woman. With the
assistance she has received from England she
has furnished a little cottage and now if you
were to go into her home, or meet her on the
looking woman of thirty-five, comfortably
clad and happy looking, was the same de
graded wretch that came here for shelter and
sympathy a few months ago.
Many other cases I could tell you of, con
tinued the matron, but you wish to see the
inmates and the rooms, will you please walk
this way. sir and she showed the way up
stairs, and conducted the reporter from
(me room to another, all kept in
scrupulous order, and appearing to be
as comfortable as it is possible to make
them. Some of the inmates were in their
rooms. In one room were congregated four
women, among them Mrs. A. already alluded
to. She was busily employed upon some
garment for infant "wear, possibly designed
for the child of the fair haired child-mother
who sat cooing to her poor fatherless infant
that lay smileing on her knee. The face of
the mother wore a yearning expression as
she looked into the widely extended blue
eyes of her baby with an earnest far off gaze
seemed to be trying to penetrate
futurity. Betrayed, she had sought the
home to hide her shame. Seated on the
floor was another young girl who had been
enticed from home and left to walk the
stieets until a good Samaritan in one of the
managers of the home had brought her to
this retreat, and she was now learning under
Mis. A. to use the needle. A tall girl with
large black eyes and hardly in her teens
rose as the reporter entered, a crimsion blush
suffusing her delicate cheek. She came to
tho home five months ago in gieat trouble
and fear that her disgrace would become
known and her name a by-word and reproach
to her friends. Her child was born, and was
given to a family that adopted it, and in a
few days the girl will return to her friends,
instead of being forced by contumely into a
house of ill-fame, to hide her guilt in
foitune and deeper sin.
A sewing girl who had tried to maintain
heiself honorably with her needle, making
pants at a shilling a pair, finding that her
earnings would hardly buy food, and that
she could hardly maintain a decent appear
ance, had accepted the help and protection
of a gentlemen(?) He kept a room
for her for awhile but tiring
of her he had ceased his contributions and
in her sickness then rushed into dissipa
tion, making her home in a low den on
Jackson street. The good offices of the
Home biought her there, and she now prom
lses well to be on the load to sincere repent
To enter into the histories of the eighteen
inmates of the Home would only be to re
peat the old, sad tale of woman's trust and
man's perfidy. It is true there are one or
two the Home who seem to be hardened
and so accustomed lo vice that it has become
a part of their nature, but the majority ex
piess an anxious desiie to save themselves
from lasting disgrace, and to regain as far as
possible a place of respectability in the com
munity. Two out of the number are await
ing that event which is generally looked for
ward to by their sex with thrilling hope, but
which inspires them with diead.
The reporter passed through the parlor,
woik room, eliniiig loom and kitchen, all ot
which he found orderly and comfortable. In
the kitchen was a beautiful baby boy of five
months old. His round head, well cut fea
tures, glorious blue eyes and golden locks,
weie like a cherub by Raphael. He lay in
his cot happy and contented, and smiled
sweetly on all who deigned to notice him.
Many a home would be made bright and
cheerful with such angel beauty but his
mother was in a Magdalen asylum and he
was ciadled in shame.
After passing completely through the
Home, the leportei letuined to the parlor
with the matron.
'Doyou not find this lite burdensome.*'
he asked, '-sunounded, as you are, with the
lesnlts of perfidy and crime?"'
'Yes." was the reply, ''it is saddening and
sometimes I feci like giving up. You have
no idea what tales of wrong 1 sometime
hear. They say motheis should look alter
theii gnls. but I tell you, sir, they have as
much cause, oi more, to look after their
boys. It I chose to speik I could tell that
which would cause many a mother to bow
her bead in shame, and make their heai ts
ache with pain. Motheis should look to
their bojs. sir, as well as to their girls.''
Rep.Do you not think the facilities of
fered here toi girls to come and be relieved
of their shame is an incentive to sin.
MatronNo, sir: on the contrary I think
it is the means of having
many a poor girl fioni utter
ruin. Having been betrayedsometimes
with no fault of theirsif they could not
find some such home as this, they would be
driven by despair into the very vortex of
vice. Theie are only tvo places for such as
have been deceiveda iefuge here, or buried
from their fiiends and the world in a brothel.
After some other conversuuj -ipou the
workings of the institution, the ^repoiter
withdrew, fully convinced that the Christian
Woman's Home was doing a good and
United States District Court.
Petition filed by certain creditors of Hon.
S. Melvin and J. R. Fox, of Owatonna, for
adjudication in involuntary bankruptcy.
[Before Judge Nelson.]
United States vs. Aufeu S. Olues, infor
mation filed for violation of the revenue law,
and defendant arraigned and pleaded guilty.
Court imposed a fine of $ 10 and all costs.
Not one of the branches of the district
court was in session yesterday.
[Before Judge 0'Gorman.J
Information of insanity was filed against
Estate of August Weidlich.
ventory of widow filed.
[Before Judg Flint.]
Wilcken & Homer vs. John A. Hood action
to recover for work lon on a house. Con
tinued for trial to March i, 1878, at 10 a. m.
Thomas Bower vs. Olive Beron action to
recover balance on account. Dismissed.
St. Paul Gas Light Co. vs. Cassimer Geib
action for work and materials. Dismissed.
John Smith, being of blood-thirsty dis
position, had threatened to kill his own son
in-law, and was required to give bonds in
the sum off 200 to keep the peace for sixty
days. Bail being furnished, the prisoner
1 Suggestion to Mr. Cochrane.
the Editor of THE GLOBE:
ST. PAUL. Feb. 21.Mr. Cochrane in his
remarks before the chamber of commerce
on Febiuary 20th, thought that they, the
dhamber. or this community, had no right
to consider a man's condition, be he mar
ried or single. That they could get hun
dreds of men willing to work at reduced
rates, as he, or other bright reformers might
suggest. He thus offers no inducement for
married men. or men with families to make
St. Paul their homes. Ou the contrary,
it helps to drive them awayand virtually
oilers a premium to the stability of the
social ectl, by forcing salaries so low. that
married mea with families cannot live on
the income offered, and-single men, if found
willing to take the situations and reduced
salaries, cannot afford to take unto them
Our suggestion to Mr. Cochrane is
reforming and try consistency a while.'
Our store is undergoing extensive repairs.
We will be ready for business to-moirow. Bos
ton One Price Clothing House, 48 East Third
HtTbct, St. Paul
THE STATE FAIE.
MEETING AGRICULTURAL. SOCIETY
Geo. Finch Elected PresidentThe Next
Fair to he Held in St. Paul the First
Week in December.
The executive board of the State Agricul
tural Society held a meeting last evening at
the Metropolitan Hotel. There were pres
ent Messrs. "Whitlock. Fridley. Harris,
Brown, Ingalls, Culver. Fowler, McHench,
Judson, Geo. K. Finch, and Ingersoll.
Judge Whitlock was elected to the chair.
An informal conversation was ^prosecuted at
considerable length upon the time and place
of holding the State fair, and the number of
days the fair should be open. In this con
nction it was suggested by Mr. Fowler and
concurred in by other members of the board
that no entries be admiteed after the hour
named for the fair to open. People would
come, Mr. Fowler said. and find
all in confusion and nothing in place
and would go away disgusted. There should
be two or three days prior to the day of
opening, for receiving exhibits. It was
finally proposed that the annual State fair of
the Agricultural society be opened on Mon
day, September 2d. at 8 o'clock a. m., and
continue open till Saturday, Sept. 7th. The
motion was unanimously carried.
It was next moved that the society hold its
annual Stat fair on th ground of the State
in St. Paul.
The board next proceeded to elect a pieb
ident in lieu of Mr. Isaac Staples, who had
declined to serve. Several names were
brought forward and discussed, among them
Mr. Ingersoll, Mr. Adams, Gen. Johnson,
Geo. L. Becker and Geo. R. Finch. Geo. R.
Finch was finally elected by a unanimous
The following gentlemen were then elected
vice presidents: Mr. E. W. Ingersoll, Mr.
Adams and Mr. Fowler.
Mr. Hill was elected superintendent of
Superintendent of GatesMr. G. C. Cham
Superintendent of Horses. (Division A)
Mr. Post, of Faribault.
Superintendent Divisions and C, (except
Superintendent of PoultryE. V. Bogart,
Superintendent Division E, (dairy and
household goods)S. S. Gardiner.
Domestic Manufactures, (Division F)Mr.
Fine Aits, (A)Mr. Ingersoll.
Flowers, (H)The Horticultural Society.
Vegetables, (I)U. S. Hollister.
Grain, Flowers, &c, (L)P. S. Harris.
Fish, (L)8. S. Watkins.
A committee of threeMessis. Harris.
Fowler and McHenchwas appointed to le
vise premium lists.
A committee on purses %vas elected as fol
lows: Messrs. Judson, Culver, and Mr.
Committee on complimentary tickets:
Messrs. Judson. Culver, and McHench. The
same was also constituted a committee on
The Board then adjourned till 9 o'clock
The Mississippi is wide open from Has
tings to Lake Pepin.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanto lecture
St. Peter on the 14th prox.
The Lake City band has received its new
instruments, seven in numbei.
Several flocks wild geese have been
seen at Lake City during the week.
The Mississipxii is cleai from ice at Red
Wing, and the ferry boat is running.
There is not a licensed saloon Martin,
Jackson, Nobles, Rock, Murray or Pipestone
John Grishamer, an oW settler of Carver
count}, dropped dead in Ins door yard on
Contracts for work on the deep cut, Gran
ite Falls, of the Hastings & Dakota railroad,
are being consummated.
Mrs. Bennett, a widow lady, and a lister
of Hon. W. G. Ward, ot Waseca, died sud
denly, on the 16th, of apoplexy.
An amendment to the city charter of St.
Peter is proposed, by which the question of
license or no license will be submitted to the
A Woman's Christian Temperance nion
has been established at St. Peter, being the
result of the labors of Mrs. J. Ellen Fostei
in that city.
A house in the southwestern portion of
Duluth, owned by J. D. Howard and occu
pied by a number of half-breed Indians, was
destroyed by fire on the 16th.
Messrs. McCardy & Lamberton, of St.
Peter, have purchased in that market 177,-
000 pounds of pork in thirty days, nearly all
of wfech w8s shipped to St. Paul and Mil
The trestle work between Lake avenue
and Rice's Point. Duluth, is to be filled up
with gravel. It is computed that the work
will.occupy forty men for five months in its
D. H. Crego. of Lake City, has enteied
into a contract with F. C. Schulenbuiy. of
Stillwater, for packing 10,000 tons ot ice.
and has commenced work thereon with a
crew of fifty men.
A fair will be open at Hastings on the
18th prox.. that being the substitute date for
St. Patrick's day. which comes on Sunday
this year, in aid of the Church of the Guar
dian Angels, in that city.
The Sleepy Eye and Redwood branch of
the Winona and St. Peter railroad is being
vigorously pushed forward, and is being sup
plied with a train load of cars nightly. The
completion by August 8th is anticipated.
The Hastings Union of the 20th, says:
'Last Sunday, young Morey killed a large
and ferocious wild-cat in the vicinity of Pine
Cooly. about one and a half miles from this
city. The animal weighed, when killed,
over forty pounds, and was shot with fine
bird shot. Its mate is still at large in that
In Plainview township, Wabashaw county,
a large majority for issuing railroad bonds
has been already secured, but a number of
residents in the eastern and northwestern
portions thereof, considering that the bene
fits derived from the proposed railroad would
be far outweighed by the additional taxation,
have not only signed a remonstrance against
the issue, bnt some of them have pledged
from $10 to $23 to test its legality in the
The Litchfield Independent says that the
infamou3 Rande, now on trial at Galesburg,
III., resided at Kingston, Meeker county, in
1866, tinder the name of Smith, moving
thence to Forest City, where he took up his
abode in the school house, from which he
was ejected. Thence he departed to Manan
nah. and soon after left the county. While
at Forest City be worked at the
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBBT^FRIDAT MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 1878.
business. He was considered somewhat de
ranged, mentally, by those who were familiar
"Last Thursday, Fred. Brothers, a young
man living near Delano, entered Ball's saw
mill, at that place, for the purpose of sharp
ening an axe upon a grindstone. In some
manner his clothes were caught by a horri
zontai shaft, revolving very rapidly, and he
was dashed violently against the support of
the shaft, crushing his skull and killing him
instantly. So swift was the transition, that
the boot and stocking were thrown from one
foot.Howard Lake Advocate, 21st.
We had a call on Saturday last from the
first white child born in St. Peter. His
name is Volney P. Wheeler, now twenty
three years old, and he resides in Faribault.
He is one of the early settlers most assured-
ly.6'f. Peter Tribune, 20th.
The post-office will be closed to-day from
9 o'clock a. m. till 6 o'clock p. m.
Rev. W. C. Gannett lectures this evening
before the Academy of Sciences on "Treas
ures of the Snow."'
Hon. Ignatius Donnelly gave one of his
characteristically humorous and eloquent
lectures last evening at the Club room on
There will be a meeting of the fire de
partment at hook and ladder parlors to
night at 7:30. All members are required to
be in attendance and punctual.
A mass meeting of the workingmen of St.
Paul is to be held at *the old Court-house at
7:30 Saturday evening. The object of the
meeting is to improve the condition of the
The standard at military head-quarters
is so dilapidated and tattered, as to be a
forcible reminder to the observer of "the
flag that's braved a thousand years the battle
and the breeze."
'Der Waffenschmied" to-night at the
Athenaeum with all the scenic effects, gorgeous
costumes and seventy performers Ls an
nounced. Street cars will be in waiting
after the performance.
The Legislature has become so far de
moralized by an irreverent burlesque which
appeared some years ago in the Press, that
both branches refuse the usual observance
of Washington's birthday. Alas, poor
George. Even the Minnesota Legislature
does not recognize his memory.
Inquiries yesterday regarding young
Goldstein, injured at the Opera House on
Wednesday evening, proved that his leg was
not broken, but was severely sprained. Dr.
Stemm, the medical attendant, informed a
GLOBE reporter that the tendons of Gold
stein's ancle were scratched, and that the
pain and length of time necessary for its re
covery would be equal to, if not greater,
than that of a limb broken outiight.
W. L. Nieman, Esq.. of the Sank Rapids
bad in el was looking over the Legislatuie
Col. J. H. Mansfield, of the Davidson
House, Austin, is among the numerous \isit
ors to St. Paul from that thriving citj.
Mr. Walsh, of the Grand Forks, D. T..
Plaind"filtr. is in the city, and speaks en
couragingly of the prosperity of his region,
stating, among other things, that at least
1,000 families will settle therein during the
incoming season. As Mr. Walsh is local
agent of United States lands he knows
whereof he speaks.
The Orphan's Fair.
The ladies and gentlemen who have been
working industriously fa? some weeks past
in preparation of the fan- for the Oiphan's
asylum, opened with an enteitainment
last evening at Music Hall. The
hall was tastefully decorated, and
a veiy handsome procenium was erected and
two very effective settings given, the one a
pretty garden scene, the other, an '"interior**
that would do credit to a Coleman. In the
farce, the Loan of a-Lover, Mr. French was
an excellent Capt. Amesford. He has a good
voice, good presence, easy grace
and excellent elocutional power.
Mr. Hansen was a fair Peter Spyk.
Mr. Farwell's Swizzel was acceptable.
Miss Bailey was well received as Ernestine,
and Miss flaynes created much merriment
as Gertiude. The musical numbers weie in
the usual style of the gifted ladies and the
profesaor whose names were apppended to
"Mrs. Williss Will" was a good amateur
representation, Misses May Banning, S.
Beals, Rice, Breed, and Mrs. Farwell fill
ing each her role with great credit.
To-day the fair will be in full operation,
and the leaders extend a general invitation
to dine to all who will deposit for the benefit
of the orphanb a silver half dollar.
The common council committee on legis
lation yesteiday presented its report to the
Ramsey county legislative delegation. The
committee has had under careful considera
tion the salaries of city officials, concerning
which such a hue and cry has been made.
It is understood, however, that the action of
the committee was more in the direction of
equalization of stipends than of their whole
sale leduction. According to the report, a
saving off 2,200 per annum will be saved by
the new schedule. The salaries of police
men and firemen were left intact, except
those of the bailiffs of the Municipal court,
whose wages were reduced, in consideration
of their labor not being as onerous as that
of the ordinary policemen. The committee
has taken no action yet on Aid. Dowlan's
resolution respecting the board of public
Insecurity of the Cit Jail.
The method of lodging tramps at the police
station demands attention. These waifs are ac
commodated by being permitted to lie on the
floor around the stove in front of the cells, there
being generally at least half dozen every night.
The men are usually, if not always, of desper
ate and unscrupulous character, and in sj mp
athj with the prisoners confined in the cells, at
escape they would only be too willing to
connive, if occasion served. Against such num
bers, thus conspiring, Jador Jessrang, single
handed ash is, would be powerless in quelling
an evienle, or an attempt at jail breaking, and
it would seem to be the duty of tho^e within
whose province the matter lies to provide some
place where the tramps could be separated from
He Will Sif/n His Own Death II arrant.
[Washington special (Feb. 19) Chicago Tribune.]
If there had been any doubt as to the atti
tude of the President, there can be none
now. An Ohio gentleman, who had a con
versation with him to-day upon the subject,
reports that the President will most certainly
veto the bill. The giounds which the Presi
dent assigned as the basis of his veto were
that, in his opinion, the bill was, first, an in
jury to public credit second, a breach of
public faith: and thirdly, it was unconstitu
tional in that it interferes with vested rights,
and is a violation of contracts. Upon the
latter point the President stated that he was
not entirely cleai. t"
Creditable to Mr. TUurm.au.
The natneof Senator Thurman has never
appeared among the list of Mr. Hayes's
visitors. It is also worthy of remark that
his name has never appeared ou any docu
ment requesting place or favor at the hands
IT DIDN'T WOEK.
THE HOVE FOR A STATE RAILROAD.
Meeting to Consider the Proposal of the
State Purchasing the St. Panl & Duluth
RailroadIt is Regarded as A Uncon
A meeting of the special Senate committee
appointed under Senator Lienau's resolution
regarding the advisability of the State's
purchasing the St. Paul & Duluth railroad,
was held last evening in the Senate chamber,
Senator K. Nelson in the chair. Besides the
committee were present Messrs. James
Smith. Jr., F. R. Delano. Wni. Dawson. T.
M. Metcalf and others.
Mr. Smith gave a statement of the finan
cial condition of the "railroad in question,
showing that on the original capital of
$8,000,000 sunk in the enterprise, there had
been a loss of &2.000.000. After giving
further details of the receipts in comparison
with expenditures of the road, he continued
by stating the road had every prospect of an
increase of business. The Knife Falls bianch,
already substantially graded, would open %p
an increased traffic from a new lumber
region, and could be put in operation this
spring. In addition to this, a new and
efficient line of boats would be placed in
operation this summer, plying at least every
day between Duluth and lower lake ports in
connection with the leading trunk lines
Eastward. If the road should
ever get into the hahe's
of a railroad company with which the St.
Paul & Duluth was in competition, Mr.
Smith believed the purchasing or leasing
corporation would run it just enough to keep
it open, but insufficiently to be depended
upon by the business community. The
speaker also asserted that there never had
been a movement among the bond or stock
holders of the road to sell to any competing
line, and he believed its purchase by the
State would prove a good paying invest
Mr. Dawson averred that the St. Paul
Duluth railroad had virtually created and
built up the wholesale trade of St. Paul.
In reply to a question from Gen. Edgertor,
Mr. Smith expressed his conviction that a
railroad run by the State would be apt to be
run as a political machine rather than as a
matter of business.
Senator Lienau said that objection would
be obviated by the State leasing the road.
Mr. Delano contended that the exclusively
competitive character of the St. Paul and
Duluth railroad had been superseded by the
construction of the Brainerd branch, which,
although ninety-six miles longer than the St.
Paul and Duluth line, would yet step in and
take up the business of the latter, even sup
posing it should be gobbled up by any of the
eastern-running competiting lines. He was
willing to concede, however, that the St. Paul
and Duluth load enhanced the pike
of wheat some ten cents a bushel, which
went into the pockets of the farmer*..
While it might be possible that the road had
cost $8,000,000. he considered that figure
veiy high, and believed that f15,00 a mile
would now build and equip am road in the
State. He was averse to the policj of the
State buying the road, since its power as a
legulator had comparatively, if not altogeth
Mr. Metcalf suggested the State might
remit its taxes upon the road, which state
ment led to an expression, by various speak
ers, regarding the State's inability to do so.
Senator Edgerton submitted the follow
Iinolcd That while \se lecogm/e the great
benent of the St. Paul and Duluth railroad to
the industrial and commercial mteiests of the
State, we aie of the opinion that the State has
no authority bj the constitution to purchase or
lease any railrood, and, further, if constitu
tional, wo believe it would be very impolitic
for the State to engage such enterprises
further than to encourage the same bj pru
dent grants and friendly legislation.
Mr. Delano said the road had been unfor
tunate from the beginning, and pointed to
to the fact that the North Wisconsin was
pushing its way to Lake Superior, which
would be another line competing against the
main lines to the east. He thought the State
might make a direct appropriation to the
road at so much per mile, founded upon the
receipts and proportions, but ques
tioned if the constitutional proviso
forbidding grants to private enterprises,
would not be an effectual bar to such a pro
Senator Pillsbury questioned the constitu
tionality of much of the grasshopper appro
Senator Edgerton considered such an ap
propriation would open the gate for aid to
every bankrupt line in the State.
Mr. Delano affirmed that St. Paul
alone derived benefit enough from the
St. Paul and Duluth Railroad to pay
the road^g running expenses, and might levy
a direct tax for that purpose. He alse
deemed that, as the Noithern Pacific railroad
countiy developed, the St. Paul and Duluth
traffic would largely increase.
Senator Lienau asked what was to prevent
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul campany
losing the St. Paul and Duluth line, and
thereby destroying its beneficial competition?
Senator Pillsbury replied that no road
which was already paying expenses, would
lease its lines. The Brainerd bianch of the
Minneapolis & St. Louis road, a paying con
cern, stood in the way oE the leasing of the
St. Paul & Duluth line. The Chicago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul company could not swal
low them all.
The resolution of Senator Edgerton was
then passed unanimously, and the coninnttee
adjourned, after instructing the chairman to
report accordingly to the Senate.
IS SHE DEAD'
A funeral Without a Burial Waitinn to
See if the Victim is a Corpse.
[Correspondence of THE GIXBE
FAKIBATJLT, Feb. 19.The quiet little vil
lage of Morristown was thrown into quite a
state of excitement last week over the mys
terious death of a young lady residing in
that vicinity. The circumstances concern
ing the case are as follows: About three
years ago, the young lady. Miss Chapin by
name, had a severe attack of spinal menin
gitis, which greatly impaired her health, and
during the past three years has not been as
strong and robust as she was previous to her
sickness, though her general health has been
tolerably good. Last Wednesday evening
she attended a temperance meeting which
was held a bhort distance from
her home and was enrolled as one of its
members. Shortly after returning home
she was taken with a severe pain in the head,
which was pronounced to be ''neuralgia" by
her attending physician. The pain was so
great as to cause the bursting of one of her
eyes. She sank gradually away, and on Fri
day night she was to all external
During the time which elapsed between
her death and the time set for the funeral
rites, which were to be at 11 o'clock Sunday,
thftre were evidences of life manifested.
It is said that she moved her hands
while in her coffin: that by holding
a looking glass over her face there would be
breath upon the mirror, that herfingersre
mained flexible, that her cheeks retained an
almost life-like appearance. Nevertheless,
as the hour for the funeral was set, it was
thought best to proceed.
Accordingly, the friends and neighbors of
the deceased congregated at the Methodist
'Church at the appointed time. Long before
eleven o'clock the little church was filled to
its utmost capacity. Eleven o'clock
came and went half-past eleven
glided away, and still the mourners
and corpse came not. Twelve o'clock struck
just as they put in an appearance. The
cause of the delay being that some entertain
ed a doubt in their minds that she was dead.
However, the services were gone through
with, which were rendered in a very impres
sive manner by the Rev. Pastor. The most
gratifying part of the whole service, at least
to one who always had a most horrid dread
of being '"planted'* alive, was imme
diately after the last hymn was sung,
when it was announced from the
desk '"that it was not considered expedient
to bury the corpse until they were perfectly
sure she was dead,*' or words to that effect.
Miss Chapin :s about thirty years of age and
has been a resident of Morristown for a
number of yeais. The case is certainly a
remarkable one. and will be watched with
no little interest until it is really ascer
tained whether she is dead or sleepeth.
The readers of THE GLOBE will be kept
Did He Bet the Oysters
Benn Pitman is a cheerful sort of a widow
er. After partaking of a comfortable dinner,
he took the corpse of his wife up to the crem
atory furnance and pushed her hi. Then he
took out his watch and ''talked cheerfully"
with the bystanders as to the probable time
the cremation process would consume. It
is not related whether or not he offered to
'bet the oysters that the old woman would
go through in three hours and forty-five
The Czar's Lease of Life.
It is rumored from St. Petersburg that the
Czar is seriously indisposedweak and so
thin that he sits on pillows and soft cushions
to prevent the bones from coming through
the skin. He is said to be depressed also
with a presentiment of his approaching
death. No Romanoff has lived beyond sixty
years, aud he will be sixty April. When
his sister died, some two years ago, she re
minded him of this and told him he must be
prepared to go befoie he was sixty. They
say that her words made a great impression
upon him then, and now that he is not well
they constantly recur to him.
BENT.The elegant house, 28 St. Peter
aud furniture. For sale if desired. In
quire on prexises. 38
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
DA11Y AND WEEKLY.
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Associated Press, I havfe commenced the publication
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The GLOBE will be a KEWhrAPtii, giving compltle
ASSOCIATED PBESS NEWS, coupled with liberal special
telegrams, correspondence, &c. In short, the OLOBB
will furnish all the news and present an accurate and
complete daily map of the doiugs of this bus world.
An able, ach\e, and vigoious corps of editors, re
porters, ui correspondents has been secured and
HE GLOBE will be a First-Class Journal in all ltb de
Tho GLOBE will be DEMOCRATIC. Not in the
offeusi\e, "organ-grinding" sense, bound to blindly
support any m^.n or measure bearing for the time the
label of Democracy, but the broad, liberal mean
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gov erument by the people, conducted to advance the
interests of tha whole people. It'will labor to make
the great crime odious whereby the will of the people
was thwarted and a tuan placed in the Presidential
chair who was not elected. It will endeavor to aid in
making this fraud so odious, that no parly wi I dare
to attempt its repetition, and LO man in the future be
willing to accept the fruits of such robberj.
Honest and economical governmentLocal, State,
and Nationalwill always be advocated.
HE PRESENT PARAMOUNT ISSUE
is whether the few bhall devour the many. Whether
the business depression which now hangs like a pall
over the land, carryni^ woe and desolation every
where, Bhall become more fearful, or whether the
burden shall be hf ted. On tliis, as upon all ques
tions the GLOBE will be found battling with no un
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favor the KEMONKTIZATIOJJ OF SILV EK, and the r.u-
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be done to make amends for the Becret crime by
which debts payable in coin were changed to the
gold standard alone. It will fa\ or anj and all other
mrasur^s calculated to advance the business inter
ests oi the country and tending to improve the con
dition of the masses. It will be emphatically the
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It will give great attention to the Markets and Com
mcicil matter generally, and will furnish the news of
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lisher believing that there is a field here for buch a
journal as he has briefly outlined, confidently pppeals
to the public for support. Democrats of Minnesota
who have so long regretted their inability to obtain a
hearing for their principles, now have an opportunity
to attest then* appreciation of this enterpribe. Re
publicans who condemn the current sham Civil Ser
vice reform, and the utter betrayal of their party
North and South by the non-elected President can
testify their approval of the GLOBE by then- sub-
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convenient form at a moderate price, should rally to
the support of the new paper.
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Is a mammoth sheet, exactly double the size of the
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FRIDAY EVENING, FEB 22.
Grand Comic Opera
iii Three Acts, of the
Babbits tor coursing. The high
est price wil be paid at 17 Wabashaw street.
St. Paul. 36*
Stomach Bitters and Oysters at 78
Robert street. 24-54
WOOD A: COAL.
N. W. Fuel Co. St. Paul Offices:
GRIGG8 & JOHNSON,
HILL, SAUNDERS & ACKER,
29E. 3d Street.
112 E. 3d Street.
W\enbythe M^XXEBCHOB and POLYMXIA,
and assisted by bELBEBT'S ORCHESTRA, with
.Brilliant New Scenery! New and Elegant Costumesv
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i, or 320 Acres of Good Farm lands near &t.
Paul and Minneapolis, for sale cheap, or ex
change for city property or merchandize.
39 Xo. 10 E. Third street, St. Paul.
D. A. K0BERTS0N",
Law and Real Estate Office.
REAL ESTATE CA.SES, INVESTIGATION AND
CURING OF DEFECTS IN TITLE.
Tax Titles, &c, a specialty.
Block, Third street, bt. Paul.
Room No. 3, Rogers
OFFICE OF THE CITY TEEASUBER,
ST. PAUL MINNESOTA, Feb. 11, 1878.
All perbons interested in the assessments far the
Grading of Fifth Street
from Broadway to
And the partial Grading of
to Seventh street.
Also for the Grading of
North Street from Bed
ford to Burr street,
nd partially grading
Burr street from North
Street to Woodward
WILL TAKE NOTICE
that on the bth da of February, 1678, I did
receive different warrants from Cit\ Comptroller
of the city of St. Paul, for the collection ot the
The nature the-jH warrants it that if you
fail to pay the assessment within
after thehrht publication ot thib notice, 1 shall
report you and jour real estate so assehbed as
delinquent, and apply to the District Court of
the county of Ramsey, Minnesota, for judg
ment against your lands, lots, blocks or parcels
thereof so ahsehsod, including mten st. cost and
expenses, and for an order of the Court to bell
the same for the payment thereof.
F. A. RENZ,
28-40 City Treasurer.
Change of Street (Trade.
t'rry ChTUK't, OFFICE,
8r. PAU L. MINN., Februarj 21bt, 1878.
Notice is hereby given that the Common
Council will at their Regular Meet'ng, March
19th, 1878, consider a proposed 'hinge of the
following street grade, v)7-
Igielmrt Street from
Rice street 225 feet
Farrin^toii Avenue to
A profile of the proposed change can be seen
at this office. J. (f CONNOR,
fOflicial.1 clU clerk
Vacation of The Alley
in Block 72. Davton
& Irvine's Ad
CITY CIEKK'S OFFIC F,
S T. PAUL, MIN.. Feb., 18th. 1S78.
Whf 1 eas. H. M. Rice and Matilda W. Rice
have presented a petition to the Common Coun
cil, asking that so much of the all- in block
72, Day ton Irvine's Addition to the citv of St.
Fatal, as lies between lots 1 and8, 9andl0of said
block, be vacated, therefore notice is hereby
given that said petition has been fled of record
in thib ofhee, and will be heard and consid.-red
by the Common Council on the 16th dav of
[Official.] M. J. O'CONNOR.
37-4w-w~ Citv CWk.
Will be received for
Building a Bridge Across the Mis
sissippi River at Sauk Rapids,
In the county oi Benton, the State of Minnesota.
Bridge 10 be built according to plan and specifica
tions to be on file in the Auditor's office of said
couty. Flan and specifications can be seen ou and
after the 20th of February, 1878. Bids to be received
upon substructure, or superstructure, or both in one.
Bids to be opened at the Auditor's office at the hour
of 2 p. m., upon the 13th day of March, 1878the
County Commissioners reserving the right to reject
any and all bids. It is required that tho names of
two good sureties shall accompany bids.
Ch'm Board of County Com.