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Specially Reported for the Dally Globe.
The Business Office of the Minneapolis end
of the DAILY GLOBE will, from and after this
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.
CHART ER NOTES.
Hicks endorses Ciesar A. Pillsbury and
"lets the people howl."
Cabar Augustus Pillsbury (the nephew of
his uncle) says "let the people howl."
Let the people's representatives who re
fuse to listen to the people's voice die^spot
The Tribune did not get the news until
THE GLOBE called attention to the charter
Langdon is ashamed of himself. At heart
ho opposes the new charter. But then, he
is one of the commissioneiB.
Anothti hundred thousand dollais, for
water woiks on the east side. Iho union"
is becoming a little expensive.
"Don't get it into the papers. You will
have a mob here fighting against it."' Lang
don to the Ti IIJHIH reporter.
The East side water power company wants
the charter steal to pass. KicLard is anxious
to linger his slice ot tlwt $50,000.
The city ought to f.pend ft."jO,()00 so that
the Fourth ward can have water mains.
Give Pill-bury Luchran and Chute a chance.
Gov. Pillhbui\, It. B. Langdon and O. C.
Morrinuui are all excellent gentlemen, but is
it wi-ie to vc-it such power in the hands of
any tinea men?
"The people would kill the measure we
will not trust the people." So says Senator
PilLsbary, who was elected by a unanimous
vote of the people.
Senator Pillsbury says: Let 1 he people
howl we propose to pass this nov charter."
Upon what meat has this our Cesar fed, that
he has grown so great.
The East Side water power company
dances and the city pays the tiddler. Hicks
and Cfesar A. Pillsbury take up the collec
tion under instruction of the Governor.
The chatter steal is an infamous scheme
concoted by the light of a daik lantern by
the Pillsbury family, the East Side water
powor company and tho city attorney. Tho
people will .spot tho poipctiators should the
infamy become a law.
TILE NEW TIIROIWII LINE.
0\C OF THE MOST lail'OllTJST EN
TEltl'JllSllS IN THE ST VIE.
A A.iluiiljlo I ul crest lor 31 iniw.ijmli-, .iiicl
St. J'.inlThiotijfh to St. Louis in l'ulaco
CarsWhat the St. Louis Times Thinks of
the Importance of the Northwestern
The (Inert tluough line to St Luiu, irom St.
Paul and Minneapolis, via the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul, IDWJI Ccntitil and St. Louis,
Kansas City and Northern roads, is
an en lei pi ise the iinpoitanrc of which can
suueely be nndeicstimatcd. It opens a
inatktt for Minnesota wheat and flower
and lumbei, which, in some lespects,
is e\( elled by that of Milwaukee and Chicago
or any other competing point, ijteatly improves
postal facilities and brings within the reach of
oiu mei chants a das', of people and a section of
countiy with which an inteichinge of trade
will be mutually beneficial.
The object thus accomplished has been one
for winch Minneapolis and St. Paul and St.
Louis have been liidctatig.tbly woiking
foi a liumbei of yeais, but certain
conflicting radioed niteiests have until now
made the move impossible. The final consum
mation ot the scheme will be lealizcd on Sun
da} next, cveiy detail having been ananged, so
that the regulai thiough trains will then be put
The "'thiough cai set vice" will be first-class
in every paiticular, and will include the Pull
man chawing-room and sleeping cars. Instead
of the delays, changes and stoppages incident
to other ionics, passengcis can twice a day
take the Pullman car at Minneapolis or St.
Paul and go direct through to St. Louis in
thirtj houib without change. The through
unite is 58!) miles in length, 141 miles over the
Chicajjo, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, 171 miles
over the Central laihoad ot Iowa, and 277 miles
ovei the Kansas City and Northern road. Aver
aging the distance and time the speed is found
to be twenty miles per hour, or equal to the
aveiage time on all through routes.
In order to show the interest that St. Louis
takes in this important enterprise it may be
stated that the St. Louis Ttniei, and the
JlipnbUaiu, of February 24th, devoted in all
live columns to the subject, publishing a com
plete map of the route, and giving two leading
editorials to a full and exhaustive explanation
of the benefits to be derived. From one of the
/'IDUS aiticles we are enabled to show the feel
ing in St. Louis, and the impoitance of the
loute to this State, by making the following
'By tho arrangement of connections with
the Iowa Central at Ottumwa, and the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Panl raihoad at Mason City,
St. Louis obtains a thiough lino to St. Paul
and a base of taiiff that will accommodate the
wants of farmers living in the great grain pro
dncuig sections of Minnesota and central and
notthern Iowa. The bulk of giain raised in
that country has hitherto been eauicd into
Chicago, and from theie shipped to Europe by
way ot New Yoik, Philadelphia, and other
eastern ports. By having diiect communica
tion with St. Paul, through the route proposed
and shown in the map, St. Louis can command
this tiade. Mr. Lord, general passenger agent
oE the St. Louis, Kansas City & Northern rail
road, expressed his utmost confidence in the
success of this line in a conversation with a
TIIDI representative yesterday. He said that
it would turn the tide" of travel from the South
in the summer and fall seasons away from
Chicago through St. Louis, and that that re
sult alone would piove highly beneficial to the
"Cnpt. Khca, of the Barge line, warmly en
doised the project, and expressed confidence in
ltb success. The captain is thoioughly posted
in matters relating to the grain interests of the
Noithwest, and knows exactly how Chicago
stands in this relation. He believes that it
Mill require time and persistent energy to
wiest item Chicago the tiade she has built up
in this section. But he was of the opinion
that shippers would soon discover the advan
tages of sending their grain through St. Lou-is
to New Orleans and Europe, and when these
advantages would become apparent, the result
would soon throw the bulk of traffic in her
tavoi. The Barge line will be ready to meet
the demands of this change when it occurs.
'The success of this enterprise is a matter of
great importance to St. Louis, and it certainly
ought to excite a strong sympathy among busi
ness men of all classes. It will constitute the
opening tussle with Chicago in a stuiggle that
must before ve-y long determine who shall
command the g-eat grain trade of the Noith
west, whether she, pursuing an aggressive
policy, shall subdue tracts of country tributary
by right to St. Lonis."
INFORMATION FOB TRAVELERS.
Passengers bj this new through line can go
through to Kansas City with but one change of
cais, twenty-four hours in advance of any other
line, connecting for all points in Kansas, Col
orado and the Western territories via tho Kan
sas Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe lines. Also, at Moberly, Mo., with the great
Missouri, Kansas Texas line, with but one
i: hinge tor Sed ilia, Port Scott, Parsons, Viuita,
Lcaibon, Sherman, Dallas, Fort Worth, Galves
ton wid other Texas points. Also, at St. Louis,
with the Great Sf. Louis, Tron Mountain &
Southern laihvay, for Little ftock,
Hot bprings and points in Arkan-
sas and eastern Texas, and at Colum
bus, Ky., for Mobile, New Orleans and all
points in the southern and southeastern States.
We bespeak for this new through line a larger
travel between Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis
and other southern cities than all the other
lines combined, and congratulate the enter
prise and business sagacity of the combined
management of this great through route, which
has opened up this communication between our
two cities and St. Louis and the great South.
Mr. Geo. JB. Hall will represent the line
through as the Northern passenger agent, with
headquarters at Minneapolis. Mr. Hall's pleas
ant face and musical voice has been seen and
heard in this neck of woods before^and many
of his old friends will give him a Bcarty wel
come back amongst us again.
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Proposed Doric Lantern Charier
Affair Roughly HandledA General Con
demnation of the MovementMuch Feel
A special meeting of the city council was
held last evening to take action and express its
opinion upon the city charter amendment,
which has been secretly prepared in the inter
ests of a few individuals and politicians, and
which it was proposed to quietly shove through
the Legislature, without giving thepeolea
voice or opinion in the matter. The Tribune
had been silenced, and the scheme
would probably have gone through
had Tim GLOBE not bhown
it up. Now we shall see what we shall see. A
quorum and a large number of outsiders being
present, the meeting was called to order and
business proceeded with as follows:
Aid. Stevens called for the reading of the
outlines of the proposed charter amendment
changes, and the same was read from the
Tribmu icport, it being all tho information
relative to the bill at hand.
Aid. Glenn who was about to leave the coun
cil, his time having expired, offered the follow
WHEREAS, It has been brought to the knowl
edge of this body that a portion of the legisla
tive delegation fiom Hennepin county have
caused to be prepared and presented to the
State Legislature, a bill which practically wipes
out of existence the present charter of the city
of Minneapolis and puts in its plaoe an instru
ment with changes so numerous as to make it
an entirely new organic municipal act and
WHEREAS, This instrument has been pre
pared by a small circle of interested persons in
an unhghted closet by the faint glimmer of a
dark-lantern, and without permitting the peo
ple whose interests are most vitally affected to
learn any of its provisions and,
WHEREAS, This proposed organic law proposes
adding largely to tho bonded indebtedness of
this city, whose taxpayers are already loaded to
the guards with financial obligations, largely
past due, and which they are unablo to meet
WITMILAS, We consider the alphabet of
republican government to first consult the
people of a community before imposing a law
on them which will deprive them of their sub
stance and may deprive them of their liberty
tiaofonl, As the sense of the city council of
the city of Minneapolis, that we legard tho
rushing thiough of this proposed amendment
to the charter of this city, without full, com
plete and thoiough discussion of its numerous
provisions by the people whose interests are so
vitally alfccted, undemocratic, unfair,
and tyrannous, and savors largely of
the peisonal form of government of the
middle ages. That we respectfully ask
the members of the Legislature from Hennepin
county to retreat their steps and withdraw this
bill from further consideration by the honor
FIJRTHER, that wo ask all members of the
Legislature should members from Hennepin
press, to aid with their votes and influence to
attach an amendment providing that it Bhall
not become a law until it shall have first been
submitted to a vote and accepted by a majority
of the legal voters of each division of the city.
MOVED FURTHER, that the city clerk be and is
hereby instructed to forward this action of the
city council to each member of the House of
Ilepresentatives and every Senator.
Aid. Bassett believed the move outrageous. It
was a dark lantern scheme and he was sur
prised that the honorable members of the Hen
nepin county delegation would support it. Ho
spoke of honorablcin a Pickwickean sense. It
was taking the people's money and putting it
in the hands of two or three to spend, without
bonds or guarantee that they would not put it
in their own pockets.
Aid. Glenn hoped the resolution would pabs,
and believed the scheme originated with East
siders, who, by their selfish policy, had already
killed the once bright prospects of the East side.
Had these few schemers more power than
40,000 West siders?
Alderman Griswold didn't approve
the dark lantern clause. He believed it had
not been wholly kept from the people. They
knew the main facts and did not wish to charge
the legislative delegation with secret moves and
Aid. Bassett didn't lay all blame to the
delegation, but to a fmo schemeis in the city,
who originated the bill.
Aid. Griswold thought the legislative delega
tion should meet with the council first before
the resolutions were adopted or the bill passed,
and moved a resolution to that effect.
Aid. Glenn stated the bill would be attempt
ed to be put through to-day.
Aid. Griswold thought the delegation not so
low as to ignore a hearing of the council if
Aid. Conkey moved to amend by pro
viding that the council express to
the delegation in the Legislature a wish
and desire that they attach a proviso
to the pending bill to tho effect that
it do not become a law until it shall
first have been submitted to the people and re
ceived a majority vote of both divisions of the
Aid. Stevens believed that $50,000 was only
the first installment of half a million. It was
a lelio of the dark ages, involving a heavy tax
on the people without representation. Aid.
Glenn's resolutions ought to pass. The re
porters had been asked by the delegation to
keep the matter quiet.
Aid. Conkey wanted authority for the state
Frank Mead in reply said, the Tribune re
porter told him that Senator Langdon had
asked him to keep the matter quiet. It was
no good to let the people know would only
bring the mob down.
Aid. Bassett believed it was determined to
deceive the people.
A vote being taken upon the substitute of
fered by Aid. Griswold it was then voted down,
and the resolutions of Aid. Glenn adopted,
Aids. Conkey and Griswold voting in the nega
Aid. Waitt then moved that a committee
consisting of Aids. Glenn, Bassett, McFarlane,
Griswold and Stevens, be appointed to present
the resolutions as a memorial to the Legislature
and the Hennepin delegation. Adopted.
Interview with Hon. FranJc Morse.
A GLOBE reporter interviewed Hon. Frank
Morse late last night concerning tho proposed
new charter for Minneapolis, in which the
latter stated that when the matter was submit
ted to the Hennepin county delegation, he was
the only member thereof who opposed the whole
scheme unless it was first submitted to a vote
of the citizens. Upon this point he was pre
pared to make a fight in the House to-day, and
therein he would be now assisted by Hon. Ed.
McDermott. Mr. Morse was confident of his
proviso being carried in the lower
chamber, though it might possibly
be killed in the Senate, in which event the
whole mater would fall to the ground. The
excitement over the Page impeachment vote,
then just announced, together with the late
ness of the hour, prevented THE GLOBE repre
sentative from gaining the opinion of the bal
ance of the Hennepin county delegation upon
[Before Judge Vanderburg.]
Dorilus Morrison vs.
After the closet THE GLOBE report yester-
K. H. Williams and Wm. Gould returned a ver
dict of $2,280 for the plaintiff. Thereupon de
fendants counsel gave notice of a motion for
a new trial, and was granted a stay of proceed
ings for thirty days.
State of Minnesota vs. D. A. Stewart. Dis
missed on motion of the county attorney.
This morning the illness of Judge Young
was announced, and proceedings in the par-
tially completed case of Jones vs. Hedderly,
had to be tempororily discontinued. Judge
Vanderburg preaid in place of Judge Young,
and the entire day was occupied in the hearing
of the case of M. C. Burr vs. O. M. Laraway, G.
S. King and C. K. Perrine, partners as Laraway,
King & Perrine.
Judge Vanderburgh has filed decisions as fol
Wiliam Horton vs. Solomon Gray judg
ment for plaintiff as prayed for in the com
Mary A. Horton vs. Solomon Gray judg
ment for plaintiff'as sought in complaint.
CALENDAR FOB TO-DAY.
[Before Judge Young.]
The Hedderly-Jones case will be completed.
Samuel Loncheim vs. B. L. Stronse & Co.,
and Louis Schlessinger.
The Minneapolis Harvester company vs.
John Foss, Allen D. Libby and Hannah J.
The grand jury having concluded their labors,
filed into the court room at ten minutes past
twelve, and were polled fey the clerk. He de
livered the sealed indictments found by them
to Judge Vanderburg, which will not be made
public until the indicted parties are under
It is expected that the report contains a long
list of indictments, and it will be be looked for
with expectancy. It also contains a number of
resolutions in reference to the jail and court
house, but they were not ready for presenta
tion with the balance of the report.
The jury was discharged upon the delivery of
the report, and immediately drew upon the
treasury for their pay, and departed.
Phillip Gesner, for a drunk, was discharged,
and James Griffin, for the same offense, was
sent to jail for ten days.
Chas Rudd, for being in a house of ill-fame,
was fined -f10 and costs, which he paid.
Richard Chute, Esq., has a scveie attack of
The Second Congregational church society
cleared thirty dollars by the second presenta
tion of "The Last Loaf."
Trees have been tapped in Minneapolis, and
sap is found to be flowing just as though it
were time for such an event.
Kev. B. F. Sample, is recovering from his at
tack of pneumonia and was yesterday able to
take a little outdoor exercise.
An effort is being made to revive the project
of the extension of the street railway to Lake
Calhoun duiing the coming summer.
A man named Swan Norstrom was arrested at
a late hour last night, charged with the larceny
of $200 from Dan Hagan while drunk.
J. J. Wagner, the painter, is to remove to the
building corner Hennepin avenue and Third
street, formerly occupied as a Chinese laundry.
During the week ending Saturday night last,
four thousand two hundred barrels of flour
were shipped fiom this city direct to European
A now time table goes into effect on the Chi
cago, Millwaukee and St. Paul railroad Sunday
next, but does not mateiially affect the time of
A telegram was yesterday received announcing
that Rev. Mr. Updegraff would return to this
city to-day and again assist in the union meet
ings now in progress.
The convention of sugar cane growers yes
terday perfected an organization at Association
Hall, and to-day the proceedings will be con
tinued and somo interesting essays read.
The market house terminus of the Hennepin
Avenue Street Railway line, was being extend
ed yesterday to join the East Division line, with
which it will hereafter be run in conjunction,
one faro paying for a three mile ride.
Queer that the Tribune hadn't thought that
charter amendment bill far enough advanced
to speak of, until the THE GLOBE unearthed the
Becret scheme. Now it explains the matter in
manner that is child-like and bland.
Christian Oleson Aim, a pressman employed
in the job printing house of L. Ed. Davison,
had the four fingers of his left hand badly
smashed in a Goidon press yesterday afternoon.
Dr. Dunsmoor diessed the wound and pro
nounced it a bad one.
The ladies' social and literary circle of the
Church of the Redeemer, held a pleasant ses
sion at the church parlors last evening. Tea
was served at 6:30 o'clock and at 8 p. m. Prof.
Laing of the State University, gave a brief and
interesting lecture on the "Theories of Civil
Messrs. Bob McMullen and Stephen Palmer,
it is rumored, have purchased the stock in
trade and good will of the firm of Coe Bros. &
Long, wholesale dealers in fruit and fancy gro
ceries. Possession is to be taken to-morrow,
and everybody wishes the new firm success.
The father of Freddie Bondurant, the boy so
severely beaten by Pavit, arrived in the city
last night and proposes to push the case against
Pavit. He was a member of the old First Min
nesota and has friends in this city to help him.
It is stated the boy is only seven years old next
About five o'clock night before last, a switch
man named John McGovern, in the employ of
the Minneapolis & St. Louis road, was knocked
over by an approaching freight train and the
wheels partially crushed both legs below the
knees. He was removed to the cottage hospi
tal where it was thought the accident might
Some of the boys think they have a good one
on Will McMullen, of the East Division. He
is registered at the Hot Springs, and has been
taken for a son of Senator McMillen, owing to
the similarity of names. Will has not lectified
the mistake, and is wearing honors that the
boyg are determined he will tire of upon his
N. B. Harwood & Co. have leased for a term
of years the entire third story of Brackett's
block, including the hall, which they will util
ize as headquarters for their manufacturing
department. The distance between their store
and Brackett's block, over 100 feet, is to be
spanned by a wire-cable suspension bridge to
Reserved seats without extra charge will be
put on sale at the post office news stand this
morning for the entertainment to be given by
the Royal Hessian band Saturday afternoon
and evening next. Afternoon prices, adults, 20
cents, children, 10 cents. Evening price, 25
cents to everybody. Two less numbers on the
afternoon programme than the^one for the
A party of masqueraders, to the number of
80 or 40, and composed of the friends of Sheriff
Thompson, gave him an unexpected call at his
residence last evening. The Sheriff at first
thought it was a body of Ku-Klux that had
come to demand the release of some of his
prisoners, but was soon convinced to the con
trary. A sumptuous repast was served, and a
pleasant evening party was the result. Mrs.
Thompson had been let into the secret, and had
removed all the dangerous weapons which
Sheriff Thompson might at first have been im
pelled to use upon his ghostly intruders.
1'resident Hayes at Colleac.
President Hayes entered Kenyon as a stu
dent in the fall of the year 1838 and was
graduated in 1842. A classmate writes that
for the first two years of his course he did
not really lead his class, but had a reputa
tion as a reader of newspapers and as a per
son well informed in politics. He afterward
came rapidly to the front in scholarship,
taking a particularly high stand in mathe
matics and logic, and was graduated with tho
honors of his class. His commencement ad
dress, "College Life," with the valedictory,
is still spoken of in terms of the highest
commendation. The uniform suit of the
class, worn at graduation, would now look
somewhat strange. It consisted of a coat of
blue Kentucky jeans, with black velvet col
lar, a white waistcoat and white linen trows-
The fire in the cargo on board the ship
Fernando, lying at New Orleans, has broken
out again. The loss is now estimated at
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING,' FEBRUARY 28, 1878.
HIS DISPLAY OV VIRTUE RE
The Greeting of the Public to the Man
Who Offered Himself for Sale in Order
to Find Oat About ItHe May Learn
Wisdom by Viewing Himself as Others
The Movements of Bran(d)t.
[New Ulm (Brown Co.) Herald.]
^Wild geese are beginning to put in their
appearance. Several flocks were seen jour
neying North yesterday and the day before.
Sought to be Bribed.
&&, [Faribault Democrat.]
It is certain that Brandt, who has been a
prominent supporter of the bill, went and
sought to be bribed, and, regardless of who
else may be implicated, he should to prompt
ly punished for bis crime, and the general
impression is that this will be the result.
Offered Himself for Sale.
From the testimony elicited it appears
that the honorable gentleman deliberately
offered himself as a candidate open to con
viction, that the money was paid him by
Liberty Hall, of Glencoe, for an entirely dif
ferent purpose, and that the main feature of
the plot, which was to pass the bill during
the ensuing excitement, fortunately miscar
Not an Enviable Position.
Wo undertake to say, however, that Mr.
Brandt has overstepped tho bounds of good
judgment, and are of the opinion that he
will before long become convinced that he
has made a serious mistake in attempting to
be a self-constituted detective. Look at it
from all sides, Mr. Brandt does not to-day
stand in an enviable position beforo the peo
ple of Minnesota.
A Smart Thiti'j.
[Le Sueur Sentinel.]
A member of the Minnesota House of Rep
resentatives, named Brandt, undertook to do
a smart thing last Friday by sending to the
Clerk a if5 bill that he said he had received
as a bribe to vote against tho amendment to
the Merrill school book bill and .then the
friends of the bill under the sensation they
supposed had been produced undertook to
rush the bill through, but failed.
Treat Both Alike.
If Hall fell, Brandt confesses he was tho
serpont that tempted him and while the
House should punish the briber, it should no
less certainly punish the bribed. Both have
earned the ignominy from which they must
both henceforth suffer. The only regret in
connection with the whole affair is that the
disgrace which attaches to the principals
must necessarily reflect upon the State, of
whose legislative body one of them is unhap
pily a member. One Side as Bad as the Other.
The fight upon this measure, as it now
presents itself, is really between the Apple
tons, who are backers of Merrill, and the
other book publishers, and if the truth was
known it would probably be ascertained that
as much money is being used by one side as
by the other. The fight that is being carried
on is, however, to result in a benefit to tho
people, not only for tho present but for a
long time to como, for which ever way it
goes it will give us books at a low price.
The charge against the book ring fellows
of trying to bribe Mr. Brandt, has ignomin
iously collapsed. On Wednesday afternoon
Mr. Liberty Hall frankly stated before the
committee appointed to investigate the case,
that it was he who presented Mr. Brandt
with $50, and that he had done it under tho
influence of pity for the losses which Mr.
Brandt had suffered from the grasshopper
scourge. Mr. Brandt had before that told
him ho meant to vote for the Merrill bill and
the amendment. Mr. Hall said he paid the
donation from his own pocket, and had used
no money to influence this measure with any
Virtuous Vrotestulions Won't Save Him.
Mr. Brandt, member from Brown county,
kicked up a regular "blizzard" in the Legis
lature a few days since by sending a $50 cur
rency note to the speaker's desk and public
ly announcing before the House ia the
money had been received as a bribe for his
vote against the Merrill text book law. He
not enly received the bribe, but pledged
himself to vote in accordance therewith, and
said he intended to stick to his agreement,
let the consequences be what they would. His
protestations of honesty of purpose, and a
desire to develop fraud on the part of Mer
rill's opponents, will hardly clear himself
from the indignation of the people. It is
not a paying venture to do wrong that the
right may be established.
The Most Disreputable Fiaure.
[St. Cloud Journal-Press.J
In this whole shameful affair the most
contemptible, the most disreputable, figure
is that presented by the chief actor, Brandt,
who, by his own confession, went in search
of a bribe, dickered over it, took the money,
and pledged his vote, although in doing so
he violated the oath, yet fresh on his lips,
which he had taken as a representative.
However indifferent he may have been as to
his own reputation, he can offer no apology
for thus foully dealing with the good name
of the State which had honored him with a
seat in her legislative halls. Although he
has irretrievably disgraced himself the
House owes it to itself and to the State to
make such an example of him, that for
many years to come at least, a member of
the Legislature will hesitate for some time
before he will solicit a bribe and blister his
hands with the money.
Reprehens ible and Dishonorable I'a rt.
In his testimony before the bribery inves
tigating committee of the House at St. Panl,
Mr. Liberty Hallwho gave to Representa
tive Brandt the $50 which that gentleman
exhibited with so much dramatic effect be
fore the assembled legislatorsmade the fol
lowing candid admission, which contains the
gist of the whole matter:
I took him to be an* influential man in his
community. When Brandt got up to leave the
room I gave him $50. It was my own money
anp not given with any idea of procuring his
vote on that amendment, as he had already
stated unqualifiedly that he was a friend of the
amendment. The point I had in my mind was
to secure him as a friend in case I needed his
assistance in political matters in the future.
Mr. Hall further stated that Brandt came
to him unsolicited, and after talking about
the amendments to tho bill expressed his
opinion that he could vote conscientiously
for a certain amendment, and would do so.
Subsequently, the conversation turning upon
other matters, especially the grasshopper
devastation, Brandt represented that he
had suffered severely that he was poor
and hard up, and so worked up
on Hall's sympathies that he gave him the
$50, having reference to his own personal
political concerns, and without any connec
tion with the text-book bill, Mr. Hall's ad
mission is certainly candid, and to the extent
that it will disarm hostile criticism, also.
The transaction is sufficiently palpable how-
ever, even in its least repulsive aspect, to
stamp it with the brand of dishonor, and it
is to be hoped that not alone Mr. Hall, but
all others who are interested in obtaining
legislation by which they hope to receive a
personal benefit, will take the unpleasant
lesson to heart and profit by it. Nor is Mr.
Brandt to be relieved from the odium which
justly attaches to Mr. Hall. In placing him-'
self in the way of corruptionin actually
making overtures to be boughtwe care not
what his motive may have beenhe played a
most reprehensible and dishonorable part,
and no attempt at punishment in connection
with the affair, which omits this man from
its scope, can or will do impartial and com
THE PILLAGE O A STATE.
Some Marvelous Accounts of the Way South
Carolina Was Plundered.
[New York World Correspondence.]
COLUMBIA, S. C. February 18.The joint
legislative committee, investigating the mis
application of the funds of South Carolina,
make disclosures of an astounding nature
relative to the robbery practiced by the
Legislature under the regime of Moses, Niles
G. Parker and others. In the beginning of
the report the committee submit a number
of the accounts and vouchers filed against
the State under the general head of "Sup-
ples.*' To quote the report: "If the simple
statement were made that Senators and
members of the House were furnished with
everything they desired, from the swaddling
clothes and cradle to the cofiin of the under
taker, from brogans to chignons, finest ex
tracts to best wines and liquors, and paid by
the State, it would excite a smile of doubt
and derision but when we make the state
ment and prove it by the vouchers found in
the several offices, all will soon admit the
truthfulness of the report." Supplies were
furnished to members of the House under
the head of "Legislative Expenses, Sundries
and Stationery," and they included refresh
ments, groceries, dry goods, clocks, horses,
furniture, carriages and miscellaneous
articles of merchandise of every description
for the personal use of members. In one
session these amounts reached the numerous
sum off 350,000,as appears from vouchers now
on file in the State treasurer's office. One
hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars
of this amount was devoted to refreshments,
which included wines, liquors of all other
kinds, cigars, &c. Large quantities of these
supplies were sent to tho various hotels,
boarding houses' and residences of State
officials, Senators, members and their
friends. Among the members furnished
was Tim Hurley, presidential elector in the
last election. The supplies sent to Bowley
(colored), chairman of the ways-and-means
committee, in one day and upon one order,
were one basket champagne, one case
whisky, one case brandy, one case port wine,
one case sherry wine, and three boxes cigars.
If all the liquors purchased were consumed
by the members of tho Legislature, the
average would amount to over one gallon
each per day, or a total of 16G gallons per
day for members alone.
norace Greeley's Schooling.
[Dispatch to Cincinnati Gazette.]
DELAWABE, O., Feb. 22.The Zetagathean
Literary society of the University has begun
a system of extensive repairs to its hall.
During the process of cleaning out the libra
ry room of the society, a large number of
what will some day be valuable autographs
of public men were found, including letters
from President Lincoln, President Taylor,
Henry Clay, Lewis Cass and Horace Greeley,
together with some from notables yet living,
as Longfellow, Bryant, etc. The letters,
which are for the most part dated between
the years 1845 and 1866, were in response to
notifications of elections to honorary mem
berships in the society. That from Mr.
Greeley, written nearly twenty-five years be
fore his death, is especially characteristic
and is, barring penmanship, a very neat and
graceful affair. It runs as follows:
NEW YOEK, Jan. 23, 1849.DEAE SIB: My
attainments anywhere near the boundary of
scholarship are so very meagre that I dislike
to receive such a compliment as your society
has paid me. I never spent a day in any
sort of a seminary above a common
school (which was exceedingly common
in my time). Since 1 was 8 years old I have
only seen the inside of a schoolhouse in
winter since 14, not at all and our terms
did not average five months per annum in
I know a little newspaper Latin and
Erench, and might havo mastered a little
Greek the same way if the barbarians had
known enough to use an intelligible alphabet.
Of mathematics I learned what is contained
in Adams' arithmetic of grammar, just
enough to see clearly that Lindley Murray
knew very little and blundered shockingly.
As to chirography, mine speaks for itself,
not clearly as to matter, but quite distinctly
enough as to manner.
However, I know a little of what may be
fished up on a tolerably busy and ragged
journey through the world, having always
loved books better than play, and devoured
newspapers with insane avidity. Thanking
your society for the honor intended me, and
meaning to justify it by a faithful obedience
to the maxim, live and learn, I remain yours
truly, HOBACE GREELEY.
JAMES H. BAKER, Cor. Sec, etc., etc.
Something to be Explained.
One of the coolest things on record, was the
presentation of a petition in the House yesterday
afternoon from Ramsey county urging the
passage of the supplementary text book bill.
While it was ostensibly from the county it was
in reality from St. Paul. When the original
bill passed a special effort was made to prevent
its application to this city, and that effort prov
ed a success. Now St. Paul sends in a petition
to have the Merrill law crammed down the
throats of other people. If St. Paul regards
the Merrill law as a treasure, why does she not
accept its provisions ?Globe.
This is a question that is troubling a good
many people just now. If the law is to be
such a blessing to the country districts, why
will it not be beneficial to St. Paul, Minne
apolis, Faribault and other city districts. I
is a noticeable fact that the most prominent
supporters of the bill reside in the cities
where the law is inoperative. Sauce for the
goose should be sauce for the gander.
MONEY AND TEADE.
Money and Stocks.
ver coin %@1}4
NEW YORK. Feb. 27.
Gold opened at 101%, and closed at 101X-
Carrying rates 3^@5 per cent.
Silver at London unchanged. Here silver bars
are 121% in greenbacks, 119^
Governments closed steady.
Railroad bonds quiet and firm.
State securities dull.
Stocks in early dealings declined per
cent., but later recovered a fraction. The mar
ket was weak and lower during the afternoon,
the decline ranging from to per cent, in
general list and 2% in Morris & Essex, which
sold down from 71J^ to 68%, recovering at the
close to 68% per cent. Coal stocks were weak
on decline in prices at the coal sale to-day,
Morris & Essex being also affected by legisla
tive committees investigations. The close was
feverish and unsettled.
The transactions aggregated 85,000 shares, of
which 17,000 were New York Central, 21,000
Lake Shore, 5,000 Northwestern common, 1,600
Northwestern preferred, 4,000 St. Panl common,
10,000 St. Paul preferred, 23,000 Lackawanna,
2,500 Delaware & Hudson, 5,000 Morris & Essex,
2,000 St. Joseph, and 3,000 Western Union
Telegraph. The Milwaukee & St. Paul direc
tors declared a dividend of per cent, on pre
ferred stock payable in April.
Money 4g. per cent. Prime mercantile
paper 4@ per cent.
Customs receipts, $257,000. The Assistant'
Treasurer disbursed 148,000. Clearings, $12,-
Sterling, long, 83 short, 85^-'
The following were the closing quotations:
Coupons, '81 105%
Coupons,' 65, new.lOSJ^
Coupons, '67 105)$
Conpons, '68 108%
New 5s 103
New 4^6, coup.. 102%
New4$ cento... 101%
10-40s, regular... 103%
Currency 6B 119
75% Northwestern pfd 64%
17% C. C. C. & 281^
New Jersey Cent. 115%
Rock Island 98%
S Paul 39%
St. Paul pfd 69
Fort Wayne 85
Terre Haute 4%
Terre Haute pfd.. 17
Chicago* Alton.. 68%
Chic. & Alton pfd. 97
Ohio & Miss 7%
D.L.& W. 46%
A.&P. TeL 20%
Missouri Pacific. 1%
H. &St. Jo 10
C. P. bonds 104%
U. P. bonds 104%
U. P. land grant. 104
Sinking fund 96%
West. Union Tl
Quicksilver pfd.. 29)
Pacific Mail 22#
Mariposa pfd 2)
Adams Express... 100
United States 50}
New York Cent... 104^
Erie pfd 20
Michigan Central. 59%
Union Pac. Block. 67%
Lake Shore 60%
Tenn. 6s, old...
Tenn. 6s, new..
Virginia 6s, old.
36% 35% 30
Virginia 6s, new.. 32
Missouri 6s 105
Foreign Money Market.
LONDON, Feb. 275 p. m.
Money 95 5-16 Account .j)5 5-16
D. S. SECURITIES.
5-20s '65 102% I Erie 9%
5-20s '67 106% I Erie preferred... .22%
10-408 104% Illinois Central... 74%
New 5 cent*. ..104 Penn. Cent 28
PARIS, Feb. 27.
St. Paul Produce Market, February 27.
WHEATTo-day deliveries at the elevator
were not quite equal to those of yesterday.
Every wagon load found eager buyers on the
street at $1.00. The market was firm, but no
advance in price was made.
FLOURNo change market remains dull. Pat
ent Process $firstname.lastname@example.org straight XXXX $5.00
@5.25 clear $email@example.com XXX $firstname.lastname@example.org XX
$email@example.com. Buckwheat flour $firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rye flour $email@example.com.
CORNSupply small good demand for sound
at 34@35c free of elevator charges on out
going trains 36@37c. No old in the market.
OATSA fair demand and light arrival from
the track 24@26c outgoing in bulk 27@28c.
BARLEYNo. 1, 55@60c No. 2, 45@50c No. 3,
BEANSDull, at old quotations common
81.25 hand picked medium $firstname.lastname@example.org navy
GROUND FEEDReceipts liberal with a fair
demand at $email@example.com from new corn $17.00
@18.00 from old. Bran, in good demand, at
$firstname.lastname@example.org. Shorts, $email@example.com.
CORN MEALBolted per 100 lbs., $1.25.
BUTTERNo improvement no inducements
to holders to ship. Choice dairy 16@20c.
EoosAre plentiful dull sales at 9@10c.
POULTRYReceipts and demand light. We
would not advise large shipments with the
present warm weather. Turkeys 9%@10%c
chickens 8@9%c ducks 9@10c geese 9@ 10c.
DRESSED MEATSReceipts light and most
packers have ceased buying. Heavy hogs, fresh
killed. 4c light, 3@3%c. Beef, demand light
and receipts equal to demand at 4@5c.
MESS POBKLittle doing, at $firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAYSupply equal to demand and prices still
low wild $6.50(g9.00 per ton.
Milwaukee Produce Market.
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 27.
FLOURQuiet but firm.
GRAINWheat opened firm at %c lower, and
closed easier No. 1 hard $1.14V2' No. 1$1.13%
No. 2 $1.09% February $1.09 March $1.09
April $1.09% No. 3 $1.03. Corn, scarce and
nominal No. 2, 44c. Oats, in fair demand and
strong No. 2 25c. Rye, scarce No. 1 55c bid.
Barley, dull and nominal No. 2, 54c March
PROVISIONSNominally a shade firmer
mess pork $10.30. Lard, prime steam $7.30.
HOGSDressed, steady at $4.25 live, easier
RECEIPTS-70,812 bbLs flour 35,120 bus
SHIPMENTS-7,660 bbls flour 16,677 bus
Chicago Produce Market.
CHICAGO, Feb. 27.
FLOURSteady and unchanged.
GRAINWheat, active firm and higher at
No. 1 Chicago $1.10 No. 2 Chicago gilt edge,
$1.09 regular $1.08% cath $1.08% March
$1.08% April No. 3 Chicago $email@example.com
rejected 91c. Corn fairly active and a shade
higher at at 42^ cash 42%c March 42%
April 43%c Mav. Oats, dull, and nominal
gilt edge 24%@25c cash 24%c(24%o March
24%c April 27%c May. Rye, steady and
unchanged at 55c. Barley, firmer at 47c.
HOGSFirmer. PROVISIONSPork, active, firm and higher
at $10.25 cash $10.27% March $10.42%10.45
April $firstname.lastname@example.org May. Lard, demand
fairer and prioes higher at $email@example.com cash
and March $firstname.lastname@example.org April $747%@
7.50 May. Bulk meats, steadv and unchanged.
RECEIPTS17,000 bbls flour, 81,000 bus
wheat, 78,000 bus corn, 25,000 bus oats, 270
bus rye, 1,100 bus barley.
SHIPMENTS15,000 bbls flour, 97,000 bus
wheat, 69,000 bus corn, 38,000 bus oats,
28,000 bus rye, 9,000 bus barley.
GRAINWheat, fairly active at $1.08%@
1.08% March $1.08%1.08% April. Corn,
steady. Oats, dull.
PROVISIONSPork, easy, and declined at
2% Lard, declined at 2%c
?few York Produce Market.
NEW YORK, Feb. 27.
COTTONDull at 10%@llc futures
steady February $email@example.com March $10.83@
10.84 April $firstname.lastname@example.org May $10.9911.00
June $email@example.com July $firstname.lastname@example.org Au
gust $email@example.com Septemper $firstname.lastname@example.org
October $email@example.com November $10.83(g.
10.85 December $10.84@ 10.86.
FLOURDnll and demand limited. Re
ceipts 11,000 bbls. No. 2 $firstname.lastname@example.org super
state and western $email@example.com common to
good $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice $email@example.com
white wheat extra $firstname.lastname@example.org extra Ohio
$email@example.com St. Louis $firstname.lastname@example.org Minnesota
patent process $email@example.com. Rye flour, un
changed. Corn meal, dull at $firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRAINWheat receipts 168,000 bus un
graded spring $email@example.com No. 2 red winter
$1.33(^1.33% No. 1 do $1.36 No. 2 Milwau
kee short $1.26 No. 1 Northwestern $L28@
1.28% No. 2 Northwestern $1.25%@
1.27. Rye, firm No. 1 western 72c. Barley,
quiet. Malt dull. Corn, unchanged and de
mand moderate receipts 46,000 bos. Oats,
dull receipts 24,000 bus No. 2 white 35@
35%c No. 1 do 35%c mixed western 34@37c.
HAYUnchanged. HOGSUnchanged. GROCERIESCoffee, quiet. Sugar, quiet
fair to good refining 7%@7%c prime 7%c
refined, firm and unchanged. Molasses, New
Orleans, steady. Rice, steady.
PETROLEUMCrude 7%c refined 12%c.
TALLOWSteady. ROSLNFirm and unchanged.
TURPENTINESteady at 32c.
PRODUCEEggs, steady western 9@15c.
LEATHERSteady Hemlock sole, Buenos
Ayres, Rio Grande, light middles and heavy
weights 20@22c California 21c common do
WOOLDull domestic fleece 32@56c pulled
18@40c unwashed 10@27c.
PROVISIONSPork, quiet at $firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beef, quiet. Lard, firm steam $7.60. Butter,
heavy western, 7@22c. Cheese, finr.l
HOGSDressed, steady western $4.75.
WHISKYDull at $1.07%.
Philadelphia Produce Market.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 27.
FLOURDull and unchanged.
GRAINWheat, dull amber$1.32(21.36 red
$email@example.com white $firstname.lastname@example.org. Corn, dull
yellow 53%c mixed 52%@53c March 53c
April. Oato, duU white western 33a34%c
mixed 31@32c. Rye, dull at 65
PBOvTSIONS-Steady. PETBOLEUM-Dull crude. 9%@9%c re
^HISKY-Steady at $1.08.^
ston jgp(guce Market.
GRAINCorn, dull mixed and yellow 53
Oats, dull. g**$jBp6geg&* um^v"
LrvKBFOOt, Teb. 37.
COTTONDnll at 6 1-16@6 5-I6s sales 8.0CO
bales speculation and export 1.000: American
GRAINCalifornia white wheat, average
lis 10d@12s 2d club 12s@12s 8d red western
spring No. 2 to 1, 9s@108 lOd winter do
10s 10d@ii 9 6d. Corn, old western
3d new do 26s 6d@26s 9d. Oats, American,w-@28s
^wr^Kfey' ^"ican, 3s lid
FLOUB25@2T^ PEASCanadian 36s 6d.
PROVISIONS-Pork?54s. Beef, prime 85a.
Lard, American 38s 6d. Cheese, 69s. Bacon,
long clear 28s 6d short 29s 6d.M
TALLOWFine American 40s 6d
ROSTNCommon 5s"3d pale 12s
New York Dr Goods.
St. Paul Railroad BUM Table*.
St. Paul & Pacific Bailroed.
Depot foot of Sibley Street Main Line trains for
Delano, Litchfield, Willmar, Benson, Morris, GHyn
don, Fisher's ijmrin Winnipeg.
Sr^nl 8:10 s.m.1 StPaul.... 6:10 p.m.
Minneapolis 8:56 a. m. Minneapolisff3 p. m.
Branch Line train for Anoka, St. Cloud, Metroae.
Sauk Eapidn, Brainerd, Bismarck and Desdweod.
8t.Pul 7:30 a.m. I 8 Paul.... 7:00 p.m
Minneapolis 7:55 m. Minneapolis :U p. m.
8t. Paul and Minneapolis trains.
au 8:1 0 a.m. Minneapolis 8 a. m.
8 Paul 10:00 a.m.
St. Paul 12:30 p. m.
St. Paul 3:50 p. m.
St. Paul 6:10 p.m.
Minneapolis 7:55 a.m.
Minneapolis 11:00 a. m.
Minneapolis 1:50 p.m.
Minneapolis 3:52 p. m.
Minneapolis 6:33 p. m.
The N. W. E. 8. T. Co.1
connect with trains at Fisher's TAnting for Winni
peg and intermediate points.
Ar. Ax. Ar.
Ar. Ar. Ar.
Through Chicago ft East
Through Chicago & East
Iowa and Minnesota Di
Prairie du Chien, Milwau
kee and Chicago Express
YORK, Feb. 27.
Business continues light with package houses
and jobbing trade improves slowly. Cotton
goods quiet but fairly steady. Prints quiet
and unsettled American prints reduced to 5%c.
Men's wear woolens dull. The Bulletin says":
"A large line of silks was sold at auction to
day and brought fair prices."
Minneapolis 1KB p. m.
Minneapolis 3:30 p. m.
Minneapolis 6:44 p. m.
St.Paul.... 8:36 a.m.
St. Paul.... 11:40 a.m.
St. Paul.... 3:25 p. m.
St. Paul 4:28 p.m.
8t,Paul 6:10 p. m.
St. Paul Si Duluth Railroad.
Trains. Leave for. i Arrive from.
8:00 a. m. :00 p.m.
Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis Line
Comprising the West Wisconsin and Chi
sago and Northwestern Railways.
Depot foot of Sibley street. Ticket and Freight
office, northwest corner Third and Jackson streets.
Charles H. Petach, Ticket Agent.
Through Chicago and I
*11:25 a. m.
Connections made at Camp Douglas for Milwaukee.
'Sundays excepted. tSaturdays excepted. IMon
Northern Pacific Railroad.
Depot foot of Sibley street. Ticket and Fretaht
office, No. 43 Jackson street.
Minneapolis Sauk Bapids...
Moorhead Fargo Fargo Bismarck
Duluth N. P. Junction
8:50 p. m.
5:67 a. m.
Le. 10:15 p.m.
Ar. 10:20 p.m.
Ar. 7:00 p.m. *Le.
tLe. 4:00 a. m.Ar.
Le. 5:60 a. m.Ar.
Trains via the Brainerd Branch leave St. Paul
daily, except Sunday, making a day run of thirteen
hours to Fargo, arriving at Bismarck the following
evening, saving nearly 90 miles In distance over the
old route via N. P. Junction. Connection made at
Bismarck with stages for Deadwood and all points in
the Black Hills. 'Passengers for Bismarck and
Jamestown should leave St. Paul Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays. Returning, leave Bismarck Mon
days, Wednesdays and Fridays. tPsssengers for
Aiken and points east of Brainerd should leave St.
Paul Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Return
ing, leave Duluth Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Connects at St. Paul with trains to all points Baa
and South. In effect February 17,1878.
H. E. SARGENT, General Manager
G. G. SAMBOBK. Gen. Passenger Agent.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway.
Passenger Depot foot of Jackson street. Ticket and
Freight Office Southeast Corner of Third and Jack*
son streets. Charles Thompson, Ticket Agent, 8.
11:22 am 3.-00 BI
t7:40 *0:10 a a
St. Paul and Minneapolis trains via Fort Snelflng
Lve. St. Paul J6:20 am
Lve. Minneapolis 8:16 am
Arr.Minneapolis 17:10 a
All trains daily, except Sunday.
Stillwater. 8:30 am
9:00 a ui Arr. St. Paul
tSaturdays excepted. }Mon-
St. Paul & Sioux City and Sioox City and St.
Depot foot of Jackson street.
Sioux City, Council Bluffs
& Omaha Express..
St. James Accommodat'n.
8:15 7:15 am
St. Paul, Stillwater, Taylor's Falls, and North
St. Paul Stillwater trains:
Stillwater. 11:40 am
St.Paul 9:50 am
3:36 North Wisconsin Trains and for Dalles of St. Croix.mp
St.Paul. 10:25 a ml St.Paul 3:35
Southern Minnesota Railway, Connecting at
Ramsey with C. M. tt St. Trains North
At Wells with Central Railroad of Minnesota, and
at La Srosse with C. M. St. P. Railway for all
Going WestTrains leave La Crosse 7:67 am
Trains pass Ramsey. 3:42
Going EastTrains pass Ramsey 10:45 a a
Arrive at La Crosse 6:25
Minneapolis Railroad Time Table.
Iowa RouteMinneapolis & St. Louis and
Burlington, Cedar Rapids ft Northern
Railways. Minneapolis, St. Paul and St. Louis Express,
Bleeping cars and luxurious day coaches, with no
change of cars between Minneapolis and Burlington
via Albert Lea. Passengers from St. Paul take the
St. P. S. C. train at 3:16 p. m., connecting at Mer
riam Junction with this train going South.
Mixed, Minn, Albert Lea..
Mixed Minneapolis and Mer
Mixed, Minneapolis White
Bear, Duluth Stulwater..
Omaha Ex., for all points on
St. P. S. C. R'y., Omaha,
San Francisco, 4c
Trains arrive and depart from" StT P.
Union depot, where tickets are for sale and berths in
sleeping cars can be secured, and at the St. Panl
office,116 East Third street, Fire and Marine bSld
ng-OEo. H. HAZZABD, Agent. H. L. MORRILL.
6:80 am 6:80
Jan. 6, 1878.
7:10 a 7:00
BODE, Gen. Pass. Ag't
11:20 am B'j
In the matter4t-the guardianship
Notice is hereby given that by virtue and in irar
suance of an order of license Bade in said matter est
the 30th day of January, A. D. 1878, by the Judge of
Probate of the County of Ramsey, the undarsirned.
guardian to said Frederic Hennig, minor, wfflTtttbe
23d day of February, 1878, at loVelock iuSblmZ
noon, at the front door of the old GowtBonstLi.
in said county of Ramsey.
Dated St. Paul, January 30, M78.C