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ST. PAUL, SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1878.
W HO are the silent partners:
NEXT year, wheie will the text-book ring
How does Donnelly know? That is the
SiiiVEB has advanced in London. Bend
it all over and buy all you want.
HON. J. Q. PABMEB having declined the
appointment of pro tern judge during the
trial of Page, those who have been berating
him as seeking to secure the impeachment
in order to obtain a place for himself, find
their argument somewhat damaged.
THAT organ of all that is dishonest and
reviler of all that is good (do we need to say
we allude to the Pioneer Prens), can con
ceive of no higher motive for THK GLOBE'S
criticism of Mr. Sewall, than the desire to
aid some contractor. As a matter of fact
THE GiiOBE never heard a contractor com
plain of Mr. Sewall save publicly, before the
Board of Public Works, and the only per
sons who have spoken to the editor of THE
GLOBE in reference to the City Engineer,
have been his friends, who spoke in his be
half. No contractor has in any manner re
quested a criticism of Mr. Sewall, and the com
ments of THE GLOBE have been in the inter
est of no one save the public at large. From
what we learn we suppose Mr. Sewall will
be re-elected city engineer to-day, but be
cause that is, and probably has been, a fore
gone oonclasion from the beginning, it is no
reason why just criticism should be with
held. THE STATE AUDITOR AND THE LAW.
The State Auditor has no authority to is
sue a warrant for money on the State Treas
ury against a fund not in existence. He can
not draw on a fiaud he cannot draw on
anything except money set apart by the Leg
islature to meet his warrant. The
Auditor is an accountant, the
State's chief clerk, entrusted with
special duties and liabihtes. He has no au
thority, no discretion, no unlimited powers.
We have had one impeachment of a Treas
urer, and one criminal prosecution of an
Auditor of Minnesota who narrowly escaped.
We hope that this will never be repeated.
Under the Constitution, the State Auditor
can draw no warrants for money. Mi.
Merrill can put this in his pipe and smoke
it. He can not flood the State with
his promises that the State will paj. When
he puts upon the streets the public pledges
of Minnesota to be discounted at 85 cents
on the dollar, it will be time for Daniel Mer
rill & Co. to leave.
We have no idea that Auditor Whiteoinb
has dreamed or thought of such a monstrous
fraud. He is supposed to know well the
duties and obligations of his office, and
we trust that, for his own sake, and foi the
honor of the State, he will protect the Treas
ury against the woist and most irresponsible
raid upon the public funds and the school
fund yet attempted in the history of the
State that he will be firm as Gibraltar, so
far as he can, to arrest the attack ot text
book speculators on a national legacy be
queathed to be held sacred forever.
"GEN." ANDERSON, AND FORTY-ONE
DATS IN JAIL.
Do the people know "Gen." Anderson?
Does he come from the East, the West, the
North, or South? Who is this jail-bird,
convicted forger, and graduate of the gam
blers' hell Who is this scoundrel, having
first robbed the people of the United States
of the right of suffrage, now wailing so piti
fully from a jail with the cry of ''forty-
one days in jail?"
An attempt has been made to convert
Anderson into a Republican martyr. The
effort will succeed when Benedict Arnold
shall become in history a patriot and a
saint. No Anderson is too well known.
Give him all titles, however, clothe him with
mercy, martyr him in the robes of a perse
euted saint, extend to him the benefit of
clergy and exalt him as the saviour of Hayes
and of the Republican party, but can the
people afford to rest their claims to self-gov
ernment on the unpunished ciime of a con
victed forger and perjurer?
Will the people exalt into martyrdom and
enroll among the heroes of freedom, with
Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hancock,
and all the noble names of our history, a
swindling rogue, who began life by cheating
at cards, and crowned it with robbing the
people of the right to choose the Chief Mag
istrate of the nation?
Who, we repeat, is Anderson, with whom
good people aie asked to sympathize?
He was first known. as Keno"
^L i /-a i^igji
Anderson, from the game he played, was
kicked out of the company of gamblers fox
cheating, outlawed from all respectable so
ciety, stole $80,000 from the Republican
party the first time he was trusted, incited
negro insurrections, stuffed ballot-boxes,
plundered and ruined Louisiana, and, as an
infamous climax, stole the chair of
Washington. These are facts well known.
Dare Rutherford B. Hayes touch this
convicted felon? As a matter of justice,
'Keno" Anderson should rot in jail. His
name should be blasted and burned out of
the memory of man by the brand of treason.
As a matter of mercy, Gov^Nicolls may
pardon him, and welcome from us. But the
hand reaching from the high office of Presi
dent to defend or to protect a State felon,
and to cover, with the shield of a mighty
people, the sneaking thief of the ballot box,
should fall paralyzed by the lightning of
CITY ENGINEER SEWALL.
City Engineer Sewall has long been im
pressed with the idea that he possesses a
monopoly of scientific knowledge in general,
and of civil engineering in particular.
Asked for the proofs, they are not at hand.
Mr. Sewall, within a few dayB past, has found
time from his arduous labors to inaugurate
a war upon newspapers, and
what he is pleased to call "locals
and reporters." Mr. Sewall is
laboring under a great mistake so far as our
information extends. Neither locals, re
porters, nor a daily paper have troubled
themselves to any great extent about Mr.
Sewall. Mr. Sewall is a subject, a very little
of which produces a surfeit and nausea.
When there was a movement to reduce
city and county salaries, we gently suggested
a proportionate reduction in the city en
gineer's office, the salary of which was about
to be increased beyond all proper
limits. Need we add that this was done.
Hence these tears. Mr. Sewall has worked
himself into an unnecessary passion. His
extraordinary burst of profanity will be very
apt to react on Mr. Sewall's somewhat con
Seriously, we would like to know what Mr.
Sewall has ever done for the city? He has
been city engineer several times, and yet,
according to his own account, the grades,
sewers. and so on, are in a
terrible condition, and Mr. Sewall knows
little about them. We take occasion to say,
also, that Mr. Sewall has illustrated every
position he ever held by his most striking
characteristic, namely, extreme^ mulishness.
This has cost him several lucrative positions,
and may cost him his office as city engineer.
We shall be extremely sorry to think that I.
S. Sewall was the only competent civil en
gineer in St. Paul.
THE NEW ELECTION LAW.
This is an act purporting to provide for
elections, and the registration of electors in
incorpoiated cities of over 12,000 inhabit
ants. It is intended particularly for St.
Paul and Minneapolis. Taken altogether it
is a high-handed outrage, an expensive, ab
surd and complicated piece of ignorance.
It is objectionable in all its provisions and in
every feature, undertaking to prescribe the
form of ballot, the color of the paper, how
names shall be printed. The bill to have
been consistent should have proceeded fur
ther and provided how the citizen should
As we have before said, section eight is
the cieam of this iniquitous measure. This
is the morsel:
Sec. 8. The ballot shall be folded by the vot
er and delivered to one of the judges of elec
tion, who shall forthwith lay the same on the
top of the ballot box, at the same time in an
audible voice proclaim the name of the person
offering to vote to the board, and if the judges
be satisfied, according to the evidence as herein
described, that the person offering the vote is a
legal voter, the clerks of election shall enter
the name of the voter and his number under
the proper beading in the poll book, and the
judges shall endorse on tho back of the ticket
offered the number con.espoiu.lu. -Kith the
number of the voter on the poll book, and
shall immediately put the ticket into the bal
Let eveiy one read it. The secresy of the
ballot is entirely destroyed by this section.
It compels the voter, virtually, to disclose
his vote to the judges. Without secresy,
there is no ballot. The sole purpose of the
whole section is to discover the name of the
voter of each particular ballot. This is in
violation of the constitution, and destruct
ive of the sanctity of elections.
It violates section six, article two, of
the constitution, declaring: "All elections
shall be by ballot, except for such town offi
cers as may be directed by law to be other
wise chosen." It is destructive of all fair
ness in elections, because it places every
voter in the power of the judges.
A DIRECT CONFLICT.
Section two of the supplementary text
book law reads:
Upon the receipt any county treasurer
from the county auditor of his county of any
such statement as is mentioned in the
last preceding section it shall be the
duty of such county treasurer to
retain the total sum specified therein out of any
moneys belonging or payable to such school
district, arising from taxation, then in his
hands or which thereafter may come into his
The new tax law expressly forbids this
retention of funds for Mr. Merrill's benefit,
by the following section:
Sec. 68. The county treasurer Bhall, imme
diately after each settlement in February, May
and September, pay over to the treasurer of
State, or of any municipal corporation, or orga
nized township, or other body politic, on the
order of the proper officers, all moneys
received by him arising from
taxes levied and collected belonging
to the State, or to such municipal corporation,
organized township or school dut) ict. and de
liver up all orders and other evidences of in
debtedness of such municipal corporation or
other body politic, taking duplicate receipts
therefor, one of which shall be filed in the
offiee of the county auditor.
If there is any question relative to which
section is in force, it will be readily settled
by the fact that the tax bill was approved
after the text book bill, and consequently
became a law last. The tax law contains
the following concluding section, which re
peals section two of the text book law, quot
ed above, as it is "inconsistent":
Sec. 121. Chapter 79 of the general laws" of
1877, and all other acts and parts of acts incon
sistent with this act, are hereby repealed.
Mr. Merrill will be obliged to accept the
$60,000 so generously tendered him by his
newspaper organs. This will settle all com
plications, and the newspapers will not feel
such a little sum.
Medical Graduates at Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, March 15.The Medical
department of the University of Pennsyl
vania graduated to-day 127 students, and
conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws on John Welsh, United States minis
ter to England.
The Minnesota Game of Arresting Poov
Men for Cuttiny Timber to Keep From
In the Senate debate on Wednesday Blaine
was particularly severe on Schurz for his
letter relative to timber depredations in Min
nesota, which has appeared in THE GLOBE
The Chicago Times special says:
As soon as Matthews finished Blaine arose.
He began by referring to his remarks in ref
erence to Mr. Schurz of a few days ago.
Then he went on in a mild manner to pick
flaws in the secretary's letter. This would
have been easy for any one. Nothing strong
was said in that letter. It was made up of
extracts from special agents' reports, and a
broad assertion that it was th duty of gov
ernment officers to look after its timber in
West, holding that it was the right of the
government to seize timber wherever found
that had been cut upon its land without au
thority. He referred for his authority to
section 2,461 of the revised statutes. At this
point Blaine's worst attack began. He read
that section, and proved that under it the mat
ter was put under the jurisdiction of the secre
tary of the navy, and then by a series of the
most sneering remarks he compared Secretary
Thompson with Schurz. He asked Stanley
Matthews as a lawyer where did the author
ity of the secretary of the interior lie for
these seizures. Matthews referred to the
secretary's letter, but Blaine shrugged his
shoulders and said that would not Mo. He
said that he arraigned the secretary of the
interior for not being an intelligent man,
and for not knowing the practical effect of
his own theories. The secretary of the in
terior, he said, did not happen to be a native
of this country. He was a native of the king
dom of Prussia, which is many
miles smaller than Montana alone,
with a population of twenty-five
millions of people, while Montana had but
twenty-five thousand. His idea in making
this comparison was evidently to show that
while a vigorous campaign like that at pres
ent in vogue might do in Prussia, it would
not do in Montana, where the country was
so sparsely settled, and where the people had
to cut wood wherever they could find it to
keep from freezing to death. He said that
Schurz was executing Ihe land laws of Prus
sia, and not of this country. He quoted
from the secretary's letter about the wood
rings in the extreme West, and with a sar
castic ha-ha, which rang long through the
chamber, he said that the reform secretary
was always laboring under the apprehen
sion that there is a ring somewhere.
He then read from a petition which had
been placed in his hands by Delegate Mc
Ginnis to show how great the terror of the
people of the territory was. This petition
was addressed to "the honorable secretary
of the interior and the Senate and House
of Representatives of tho United States."
Blaine read this, stopped and looked around
him with a twinkle in his eyes and added
that, like Dogberry, something had to be
put down first, and thus it was that Schurz,
being the major premise, was put first.
Then he perorated on
THE LOWLY SETTLES
of the west Who carried the banner of civil
ization midst the worst hardships of life,
etc., and said it was to these that the secret
detectives, spies, and pimps of the interior
department went, examined their wood
piles, and left them to freeze. The use of
the word "pimp" created no little commo
tion, as it was the first time in the memory
of anybody about Congress that that ex
pression has been used in the legislative
proceedings of either House.
SAVINGS RANK PANIC.
Wild ltusli ofj Reared Depositors on the
Boston InstitutionsA Cincinnati Con
cern Closes its Doors,
BOSTON, March 15.The run on the Boston
five cent savings bank, begun yesterday, has
developed into a general panic. School
Street, where the bank is located, has been
blockaded by a crowd to-day, and the excite
citement hat. been intense. The committee
examining the securities state that after de
ducting all the depreciation which the assets,
embracing stock, bonds, fcc. have suffered,
and allowing $157,000 with which to pay the
interest falling due the first of April, the
bank will still have a surplus of up
ward of $429,000. The uneasiness has
spread to the Franklin bank in Boyleston
street, one of the strongest savings institu
tions in the country. The managers of the
Franklin have limited the amount paid to
depositors on demand to twenty-five dollars,
and sixty days notice is required for all sums
over that amount. This action reduces to
three the number of banks in Boston paying
in full on demand. An unusually large
number of depositors in the Provident In
stitution for savings are partaking of the
general scare, and applied for and obtained
their money to-day, and the same is tine of
the Suffolk, although these banks are as far
as known solvent to the last degree.
SOUND BUT SUSPENDED.
CINCINNATI, Ohio March 15.The exam
iners appointed by Judge Burnett to investi
gate the affairs of the Cincinnati savings
bank, which recently suspended, report to-day
that the assets are $480,000 and the liabili
ties $437,000. The examiners declare that
affairs in the bank have been prudently
managed and that the security on hand for
payment of obligations is more than ample.
1867 Contrasted with 1878.
In one respect this spring is not unlike
that of 1867. Though several weeks earlier,
the condition of the roads are really no worse
than they were that spring, and notwith
standing the grasshopper devastations the
condition of the people is much better than
it was then. If our people cannot get away
from home for the mud blockade that shuts
them in, there is now an abundance for
both man and beast to eat. We were not as
fortunately situated in '67. That spring
found Glencoe mud-bound without one
week's supply of food on hand for the
few people that were then here, and
for weeks it was next to impossible to
get through from Carver with a team
and empty wagon, to say nothing of having
a load. We remember that some time during
the latter part of March, before the frost
was fairly out of the ground, we had oc
casion to go to St. Paul, (it then requiring
two days to get through.) We sent back
from Carver by stage five sacks of flour.
When we returned, the latter part of the
week, onr good wife had loaned out to the
neighbors, who were entirely out of flour, all
but half a sack. Some families did not
taste bread of any kind for several days, for
the reason that flour and meal could not be
had for love nor money, and meats of ell
kinds were about as scarce. Those were the
times that tried men's faith the new
Boston Produce Market.
BOSTON, March 15.
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sin do Ss4.email@example.com Minnesota do $firstname.lastname@example.org
winter wheat Ohio, Indiana and Michigan $5.50
@6.25 Illinois email@example.com St. Loms $5.75@
7.00 Minnesota and Wisconsin patent process
GRAINCorn, quiet and firm mixed and
yellow 54@56c. Oats, steady and in fair de
mand No. 1 and extr* white 89@42c No. 2
white and No. 1 mixed 87@38c No. S white
and No. 2 mixed 35@37c.
Foreign Money Market. "J 7
PABIS, March 15.
The Rev. Mr. Pullen, (English.) author of
"The Fight at Dame Europa's School," is said
to have conformed to the church of Rome.
Dr. Holland says the oldest novel in existence
is probably the Book of Job,
THE ST. PAUL"DAILY GLOBE, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 187a
DECISIONS OF CASES ARGUED
THE OCTOBER TERM.
Russell Witherell, Respondent, vs. T?ie Milwau
kee and St. Paul Railvxty Company, Appel
If domestic animals are on the track of a
railroad by the fault of the owner, such owner
takes all reasonable risks of injury to them
from passing trains, and while the railroad
company is not bound to presume that such an
imals will be upon the track, they are not au
thorized to injure them willfully or carelessly,
but are bound to use reasonable care to avoid
injuring them. By the exercise of reasonable
care is meant the making of the same
effort to avoid injuring an animal
as a prudent person, owning both train and
cattle, would make, for proper regard for both.
The foregoing rules, laid down in Locke vs.
First Division St. P. & P. R. R. Co., 15 Minn.,
350, approved, with a comment and explana
tion to the effect that, considering that the
owner of the cattle is at fault, in supposing his
cattle to go upon the track, and that the rail
road company is engaged in the exercise of a
lawful right, and in discharge of a public, or
quasi public act and considering further, the
relative value and importance of a train, and of
the lives and limbs of the persons upon it, as
compared with the value of domestic animals,
a proper regard for both train and cattle would
make the duty to avoid injury to the train, and
those upon it, primary paramount to the duty
of avoiding injury to the cattle.
This action is brought to recover damages for
the killing of plaintiff's colt through the
alleged negligent management of one of de
fendant's railroad trains. A verdict having
been rendered foi the plaintiff, the defendant
moved for a new trial, on the ground that the
verdict was not justified by the evidence, and
that errors of law occurred upon the trial,
which were duly excepted to.
As appears from the evidence, and as admit
ted by the plaintiffs counsel, the colt was a
trespasser upon defendant's premises, and the
defendant was in no way responsible for his
The case was tried upon the theory that after
they discovered the colt upon defendan't prem
ises and in peril, the defendant's servants were
guilty of negligence in RO managing the tram
so as to run upon the eolt and kill it. In other
words, that after such discovary they omitted
to do something which they could have done
with prudent reference to the safety of the
train as well as of the colt, and which, if they
had done it, would have prevented the killing
complained of. The rules of law applicable to
a case of this kind are correctly laid down in
Locke vs. The First Division of the St. Paul &
Pacific railroad company, 15 Minn., 850, to the
effect that if domestic animals are on the track
of a railrod by the fault of the owner, such
owner takes all reasonable risks of injury to
them from passing trains, and that while the
railroad company is not bound to presume that
such animals will be upon the track, they
are not authorized to injure wilfully
or carelessly, but are bound to use reasonable
care to avoid injuring them. It is further cor
rectly held, in the same case, that by the ex
ercise of reasonable care is meant the making
of the same effort to avoid injuring an animal
as a prudent man owning both train and cattle
would make with proper regard for both. By
way of comment and explanation, it may be
added, that considering that the owner of the
cattle is at fault in suffering his cattle to go
upon the track, and that the railroad company
is engaged in the exercise of a lawful right, and
in the discharge of a public, or quasi public
duty and considering further the relative value
and importance of a train, and of the lives and
limbs of the persons upon it, as compared with
the value of domestic animals, a proper re
gard for both train and cattle would make the
duty to avoid injury to the train, and para
mount to the duty of avoiding injury to the
AB to Donaldson vs. Milwaukee and St. Paul
lailroad company, 21 Minnesota 297, (cited and
relied upon by defendant) it was (as distinctly
appears the opinion of the court) a case up
on the facts of which there was no opportunity
for negligence on part of the employees after
the plaintiff stepped upon the track, and in that
respect the case is essentially distinguishable
from the Locke case and from the case at bar
as it stands upon the evidence.
From the verdict it is to be presumed that
the jury were of opinion that the defendant
did not exercise in this instance the
care required by the foregoing rules.
Upon reading the testimony as it appears
upon paper here, it seems to us that to say
the least, there is a great preponderance against
this conclusion of the jury so much so, that
looking at the testimony alone as it appears
heie and irrespective of other considerations,
we shonld be strongly inclined to hold that the
new trial prayed tor by the defendant should
have been granted. But we cannot say that
there is not some competent evidence having
some reasonable tendency to support the ver
dict, and considering that the trial below was a
second trial of the case, that after being charged
the jmy remained out all night deliberating
upon their verdict, and that the court below
which had opportunities for estimating the
value and weight of the testimony which
we have not denied, the motion to
nonsuit the plaintiff as also the
motion for a new trial, we are of opinion that
the verdict cannot be disturbed for the insuffi
ciency of the evidence. It is not improper to
add that we have arrived at this conclusion af
ter a great deal of doubt and hesitation.
The alleged errors of law in refusing the de
fendant's motion to dismiss for want of evi
dence to make out the plaintiff's case, and in
refusing to direct the jury to bring in a verdict
for defendant, are disposed of by what is said
above, so far as applicable thereto.
To the general charge of the court only one
exception appears to have been taken. That
exception, if insisted on here, is disposed of
by what we have already said as to the rules of
law applicable to cases of this kind. The
question submitted to the jury for
a special finding, though it does not
go far enough to embrace the gist
of the case was not objected to on that or any
other account, but was allowed to be put to
the jury as it is. The remaining alleged errors
consist in the refusal of the court to give two
requests made by defendant for instructions to
the jury. As respects the first request, its sub
stance is completely covered by the charge of
the court. The other request is as follows, viz.:
"That the defendant, as against this plaintiff,
was under no obligations to set the brakes or
endeavor to stop the train until those in charge
of the tram saw the plaintiffs colt on the
This request is clearly inaccurate, for the
reason that the duty to take the precautious
mentioned might arise if the colt had been seen
standing near the track or approaching it. As
the court below says in its general charge, it is
the discoverv of the "peril of the eolt" which
calls upon those managing the train to take
measures to prevent injury. Apart from this
inaccuracy, the substance of this request is
amply covered by the general charge of the
court. Order denying new trial affirmed.
Wilham W. Eastman and John L. Merriam,
Appellants, is. The St. Anthony Falls Water
Power Company, Respondent.
A court of equity will not interpose to re
scind a contract on the sole ground of mutual
mistake of fact, unless the parties can be re
stored substantially to their situation at the
time the contract was made. Neither will
equity so interpose upon such ground, when
the fact is equally unknown to both parties, or
is doubtful from its own nature.
Judge Brill will preside at the special term
Judge Brill will leave on Tuesday or
Wednesday fpr the Tenth judicial district,
where he will preside ad interim, pending
the impeachment of Judge Page, Mr. Farm
er having Tefused to accept the temporary
Probate Court. -f
[Befoie Judge O'Gorman,j
Estate of Susanna Knocke. Order grant
ed allowing #200 for the support of the fam
ily during the settlement of the estate.
[Before Judge Flint.] "J^J
Leva Lafond, whose arrest as a* street
walker was exclusively chronicled in yester
day's GLOBS, yesterday confronted outraged
decency in the form of the majesty
Of the law. The prisoner, compared with
whom a rail fence is as Hogarth's line of
beauty, was sworn in her own defense.
She averred, of course, she was no street
walker, and accompanied the declaration
with a glance, at Capt. Webber, her captor, of
her malicious-looking eyes, brimful with a
whole arsenal of pistols, daggers and a vari
ous assortment of general cutlery. She hes
itated about the name of her "feller," and
about bis residence, etc., but glibly stated he
used to work for that convenient relative,
her "brother-in-law." She was fined 3 and
costs, which were paid.
And now it is Bice county farmers who are
being swindled by "cloth peddlers.''
The library of Hastings has been removed
to afford more room for the post office.
Surveyors have commenced work upon the
Plainview. Wabashaw county, railroad.
A new hotel is to be buit this summer in
St. Charles, Winona county, by Dennis
A new time-table will go into effect upon
the Winona & St. Peter railroad on the 1st
Northfield has voted favorably on the no
license ticket, and the saloons therein are to
The Monticello, Wright county, mills are
running night and day, having a plentiful
supply of water.
An eight-run of stone flouring mill is
talked of as likely to be erected at Beaver.
So far this year, 43,000 bushels of wheat
have been received at the Howard Lake,
Wright county, elevator.
Mrs. Patrick Healey, a resident of Waseca
since 1856, died on the 8th. of typhoid
pneumonia, aged 53 years.
The temperance people of Winona county
have been generally successful in carrying
the no-license ticket at the late elections.
Amanda W., wife of Dr. Hammond, died
in Wateford, Kice county, on the 3d, having
resided in that place since 1S55, with the
exception of three years in Minneapolis.
As a result of the temperance wave in Cal
edonia, Houston county, a division of the
Sons of Temperance has been organized
there, with a charter membership of thirty
A boy named John Jacobson, aged about
15 years, residing near Long Prairie, Todd
county, when in the act of carelessly picking
up a rifle by the muzzle, was shot, on The
7th, clear through the abdomen, from the
effects of which he died on the following
The prohibitionists of Mankato, having
advertised a convention to nominate a ticket
to be put in the field at th% forthcoming
municipal election in that city, the Review
is induced to remark that "the time is short
for the convention, but pretty long for the
On the 6th of August next, the county of
Blue Earth will have been organized just a
quarter of a century. Two of the three
then county commissioners are still alive,
beside many of the settlers of that early
day, which facts moves the Mankato lievieic
to urge an appropriate celebration of the
According to the Hastings Xew Era, ''the
Hastings and Dakota grading contraot has
been ordered to be let. The number of miles
to be graded is forty, which, with the thirty
miles now under contract, will complete the
distance from Glencoe west to Granite Falls.
Work will first be commenced in the deep
cuts on Hawk creek, Renville county."
The first examination at the Mankato
Catholic college occurred on the 5th inst.
Bookkeeping, elocution and Latin were the
more prominent branches under review, in
which satisfactory progress was noted. Pre
miums were awarded to Geo. Hodapp, Ed.
Lynch, W. Vahle and E. Sullivan, many
others rendering themselves conspicuous
W. H. Stone died on the 5th of dropsy of
the chest, at Waterloo, Province of Quebec,
Dominion of Canada. Deceased was one of
the oldest settlers of Wabashaw county, hav
ing commenced his residence therein in
1858, where he remained untd 1862, when
he purchased the hotel at Plainview. He
continued as landlord of that establishment
for seven years, and since that time has been
traveling for the benefit of his health.
We learn that, during the warm weather
in January. John Ferschweiler, of Le Sauk,
in this county, seeded a field of wheat. The
grain came up in the last days of February,
and is now growing finely, presenting a
beautiful and healthy appearance.St. Cloud
There are fourteen miles of grading yet to
be completed between Glencoe and Bound
Grove on the line of the Hastings and Dako
ta extension. Five contractors now have
their forces on the ground, and the work is
progressing rapidly.Glencoe Register.
Hailroad moves still continue all around
us. Another survey of the Chippewa Valley
railroad is talked of, via Mondovi to Alma.
The survey of the Plainview and Eyota road
is in progress, and another project broached,
is a short line from Minneiska up the
Whitewater to Beaver. The Northwestern
and the Milwaukee & St. Paul are glaring at
one another across the Zumbrota and Can
non Falls district, each realizing that for
one to move is to start the other.Waba
A Winona county justice of the peace,
having heard the testimony in a bastardy
case brought before him, rendered the fol
lowing decision, republished from the Wi
nona Herald, with the result: 'It is the
judgment of this court that you marry the
girl forthwithand may God have mercy
on your soulyou will remain in the custo
dy of the officer, who will permit you to go
to Winona to obtain the license.* Result:
MarriedOn the 1st day of March, 1878, in
the town of New Hartford, as equity and the
law directs. No cake, no cards."
Will Not Enforce tlie Outrageous Measure.
The miserable attempt to give one man a
monopoly of the school book trade of Min
nesota bids fair to prove a failure, notwith
standing Donnelly's success in getting
through the supplementary bill. Just how
the great schemer and his friends have been
defeated by their own lack of foresight, will
be ascertained by reading an article which
we copy from the Minneapolis Tribune. We
have good reasons for believing that no
efforts will be made to enforce the outrageous
measure in this county, and it is not probable
that parents will be compelled to throw away
the valuable books which they have purchas
ed and their children are now using. The
constitutionality of the measure is also ques
tionable, and the courts may yet save the
people from becoming the victims of a
monopolist. It is pleasant, in this connec
tion, to know that both of our representa
tives opposed the iniquitous scheme.
E0SY HUED EPISTLE.
FROM THE ST. PETER
It is Either Very Xiee or Else it is Being
Pot in Shape for the I estimating Com
mittee The Printer Martjr Sends
To tie Editor of THE GVOBE.
S T. PETEB, March 13.St. Peter is a city
of great possibilities, but like all of the towns
in the State who have felt the effects of the
scourge, it has been thoroughly'hopperdozed
Like Washington and Mankato. it is a city of
magnificent distances. The most important
feature of the town is the hospital for the in
sane. This mammoth institution is. located
on the West bank of the Minnesota river,
about one-and-a-half miles from the business
center of the town. Its proportions are im
mense, and impress the beholder with the
idea of solidity and business, rather than
any great dibplay of architectural finish.
The building entire is of St. Peter t,tone,
quarried on the grounds, save some finish
ing stone from the Kasota quarries, acioss
the river, and the division walls, which are
of brick, burned upon the hospital giounds.
The hospital and fixtures, including the en
gine and steam heating apparatus, all com
plete, has cost the State .*500,000, and is
peifect all its details. The dormitories,
halls, dining rooms, kitchens, laundry and
.other departments are well lighted, well
heated, well ventdated, and are kept scrupu
lously clean. Five hundred and five inmates
at present occupy the main building, while
one hundred more are to be found at the old
building in the city, which, though enlarged
to over double its original capacity, was at
the time the institution was founded, deemed
amply sufficient. We directed our especial
attention to the culinary department of the
hospital, and to the commissariat. We found
the kitchens clean and neat, furnished with
every appliance for cooking upon a large
scale. The meats, steak and ham, prepared
ready for cooking for the next morning
breakfast, were as good ab can be had at
any hotel in the land, and
the commisary department showed
an abundant supply of the necessaries of
life of a quality not to be disparaged. The
bakery was a very interesting department,
with abundant capacity, and under com
petent management. Cooked food in large
quantities was exposed to view, and was of
a wholesome quality. In fact, the whole ar
rangements for feeding the inmates, which
was thiown open tovjur inspection, even to
the mmutia, was certainly perfect, and the
quality of the food wholesome, nutritious,
and abundant. If any one expecth to see
the inmates of a State institution fed iu a
metropolitan or Fifth Avenue hotel style, of
course they would be disappointed here, but
from a close and unrestricted inspection to
which any private citizen of this State can
have access at any time, they find cause to
complain of the fare of our unfortunate in
sane, they will piove themselves capable of
more penetiation and more sensitne olfac
tories than we possess.
Another fact the management of tlm
institution which attracted oui attention
was the facility with which communication
can be had with the outside world by the
inmates. No lestriction was had or attempt
ed upon conversation with any of the in
mates with whom we wished to converse,
and letters were handed us by some without
any attempt at suspicion or inspection bv
the authorities. We were shown into the
room occupied by A. Gaylord Spaulding,
the ''Helpless Printer Martyr," as he styles
himself, allowed unlimited conversation with
that unfortunate gentleman, and received a
communication from him to the press,
which was not inspected by any one inside,
nor auy objection or comment offered. The
public mind beems to be in a state border
ing on fanaticism upon the subject of the
incarceration of sane people in institutions of
this character. Of late a first class no\el is
incomplete without a romance of this
chaiacter. That buch romances are some
times leal, may, and no doubt is the
fact, but it is no lef-s appparent
that in general the leported instances
of this kind are purely mythical. It is pro
verbially the case that persons afflicted with
insanity invariably conceive the utmost dis.
trust, antipathy and, oftnnes. intense hatred
toward their nearest and best friends and
relatives. They fancy almost invariably
that their relatives are exercising borne nat
ural or supernatural power or force to do
them harm. The public seize upon any
hint of the detention of a sane person an
insane hospital through the evil machina
tions of their relatives as an actual fact.
They devonr the intelligence with avidity,
and if the sequel proves that they have been
victimized by a lunatic, studiously refrain
from mentioning the subject further.
Chancing to have a copy of the Pioneer
Press with us, we called the attention of Dr.
Bartlett, the superintendent, to the little
romance connected with one of his former
patients, one Charles H. Ploff. of Anoka
county. Without comment we were shown
this man's history as recorded by the insti
tution. This shows that previous to
his arrival here and after
ward the patient entertained
the idea that his wife and friends were exer
cising supernatural agencies to injure him.
Was discharged on December 5. 1876.
company with a patient from Stillwater, as
cured, and furnished by the superintendent,
with money to carry him to St. Paul accord
ing to his request. It seems too bad to thus
rudely rob our enterprising friend of the
press of the material for a first-clabs ten cent
novel, but it strikes us that he has been sold
to a greater extent than is usual with the fra
ternity. The superintendent is in possession
of several letters of a very friendly nature,
from Pfoff, in which he speaks of visiting
the institution, as of an anticipated pleasure.
We sincerely hope that the Senate committee
will give the hospital a most thorough exam
ination, and treat the public to an exhaustive
report. We also hope that private parties
will do as we have donevisit and minutely
inspect the institution. These poor unfortu
nates are a sacred charge to this common
wealth, and the instincts of pure humanity
demand that they should be well cared
for, and all the help that science
can bestow toward their recovery, be extend
ed. Let others do as we have donevisit
and inspect this institution as private indi
viduals and satisfy themselves as we have
done in regard to the management. This
great charity costs the State for repairs and
expenses annually about f100.000 The
only return we get financially is the amount
paid to the State treasurer by Dakota Terri
tory for her petients that are here. No pri
vate patients are admitted, and any funds
furnished by fi lends are used solely for the
comforts of the afflicted. If the manage-
menTbe found to be honest, let not a sickly
sentimentalism or a love of romance predju
dice the public mind, against faithful and ef
ficient men. If otherwise, let it be purged
at once. B.
The following is the copy of the lettei
given THE GLOBE correspondent as men
PRAYER FOR BESCUK.
INSANE h&riAm, I
ST. PBTEB, March, 12,1878.
BBO. J. C. WI SE I trust you are a humane
man, and will hear the cry of a persecuted
and outraged brother printer and editor. If
Mr. B. F. HITCHCOCK, Mankato be, he may be
able to relieve my distress. I appeal to the
public, and especially to my fellow craftsmen,
to come to my aid. A victim first to a great
calamity, and second a martry to evil perse
cution, makes my case one of tenfold suffer
ing. A writ of habeas corpus can liberate
me at once, if a sheriff will serve it, and
some authority will order it. Now, Bro. W ise,
I beg you to put this ball in motion. Publish
this in your paper prominent type, and
mark it to your exchanges for them all to
copy it. If there is a God in Israel, and Ltw
the land, it will prove the power of
printer's ink. Blessed be newspapers if thev
are heroic. Is there sympathy anywhere, or
justice, mercy, law or protection? Gi\e me
liberty, or give me death."' I have commit
ted no crime, why should I be forced in a
convict's cell without judge or iur\ Rescue
A. GATLOBD SPAULDING,
Helpless Printer Martyr.
(Papers plea&e copy.)
Please send a copy to each: Mrs. Harriet
G. Thompson. Rev. \dm Ballon, Hopedale
Worcester county. Mass., and to me at S.
Pope Leo is tall, slender and ascetic.
Henry Watterson is acensed of designing to
buy the Indianapolis Sentinel.
St. Paul is one of the few cities which has
not asked for A branch mint.
The Hon. John BUck is proposed as the
Democratic candidate for mayor of Milwaukee.
There are but thirteen circuses on the road
this beason. Last
The Homo.iat of New W cit) have mfc
and rescinded their resolution which sanc
tioned a departure from the familiar principle
Thi-tj accouutants from Washington are on
gaged in counting the 100,000,000 of coin in
the New York sub-treaburj, a task which v-iH
occn}i\ them three weeks.
George iM. Robevm is on the Republican
slate for a New Jersej nomination for Congress.
He ought to go to prison instead, for his mis
conduct tho navj depaitment.
Ex-Gov. AlcCormick commissioner general
to the Paris expotution, will lea\eNe\v York for
Ha\reon the 20th inst., and his office in New
York will be closed about the 50th.
Obidiah Jackson a law\er Chicago, for
med) reported we.Uthj and a Urge holder of
red estate until his failure a few years ago,
died Wedneviaj in extreme poveru
Blame allusion to Carl penury's birthplace
was unkind. Mr. Lincoln once said that the
onlj trouble with Mr. fethurz wis h* conld not
forget that he was not an Vmeruau born.
The British shij Naiad, whuh arrived a*
New York last Sunda\ from Cakn'ta, made the
vojago in mnerv-otie da\s with one exception
the quickest on record, bj a sailing vessel
Gen. Grant welcome next fall IK to be at
Philadelphia. It is to be presumed he will
then go into training at his rural retreat neai
St. Louis for the next Presidential contest
The first accounts of the "tornado" Geor
gia were much exaggeiated. Onlj one frail
building in \tlanta a* wrecked and tho total
damage in the State did not exceed ^1,500.
The Brahmans believe and preach that there
are twent-on he-lls. The} could have a Henry
Ward Beeeher preaching and a Bob Tngerboll
lecturing against hell and vet lruo cnonirh
One of the rntouraging signs of tho times is,
that Wall street men aie compelled to econo
mise. The countr) at large is not piv ln^' as
laige tribute to them as it ha., for many jcrs
The latest new tiling Massachusetts is the
manufacture of jewelr) from sour milk. Th
process of treating the cmd is kept secret, but
the product passes for African coral let and
Heniy Ward Beeeher sajs that oti his visit to
California the coming summer he will stop at
fealt Lake Cit to study the Mormons and their
mstiutions. They could learn more from bim
than he from them as to some things.
Fred Douglas, encouraging the freedmen
of Washington to emulate the high civilization
of the whites, sarcastically contrasts poult
thieving with defaulting for 150 000 as illus
trative of the extremes of civilization.
The Chicago Ti tbuv chaiitably concludes
that Mr. Blame's late speech in defense of the
plunderers of the public lands is to be account
ed foi, not by his loving the timber-thieves
moie. but the secretary of the interior less.
A blind club, of both sexes, has been iUd.u
gurated at Monteparnesbe, near Pane. The
members, 200 in number, meet once a month
aud after a two franc dinner enjoy quadrilles
where the partners as well as the musicians aro
A ladies' league for protection of the In
dians is to be organized among the Episcopal
societies of New York. Among those encourag
ing the project is Capt. Henry E. Alvord, who
was a special commissioner to the tribes of the
Southwest in 1872.
A correction, as by authority, of recently re
ported expressions of Secretary Sherman, says
he opposed the issue of silver bullion certifi
cates and. if they were to be issued, advised
that the shonld be for the market value of
the bullion, and not at the rate of one dollar
for each 4121^ grains.
McGarrahan of New Idna claims notoriety,
promises that when his turn comes "there will
be a chapter written on the life of Jerry Black
that will amaze the American people." B\ all
means out with it Mr. McGarrahan. If there'i
am thing new to be said abont or by Jerrj
Black, let's have it.
In Clinton, Rock count}, Wis., on the 12th,
a boy at a bank paid, by mistake, $750 to Chas.
Lawrence on a check calling for only $75.
When the mistake was discovered a messenger
was sent after Lawrence, but he denied having
received too much. A warrant was issued for
him but he fled and cannot be found.
There is said to be in Philadelphia an old
association for a novel order of insurance. It
is an association of rich business men. who,
whenever one of their number fails and retires
from business, pension him for life under
cover of the fiction that some relative, or per
sonal friend, has granted him an annui'y.
They will not. however, assist one ot their num
ber, under such circumstances, to resume
Gnstave Labutat, at New Orleans, who kil'ed
his wife because of jealousy, his confession
of the crime sa}s. "I then toldtber, ou fnte
is sealed, but I will give you time topra}, and.
God bless her, she did pray." He had stabbed
her oncethen "I picked her up, kissed ber
and said, ''God biers you, I love on: you are
not dead pray again, because I am going to
finish }ou! She placed her arms around mv
neck and said, 'Gustave, I love yoo.' And
then, with repeated blows of hiaknite, he com
pleted the murder.
ear there were twent%-
For the first time the histon of California
white men ir now working in that State for
$1 a daj.
Carpenter hajs he doesn'i care a snap of his
fingers what the papeia about Ins Emn
pation Proclamation picture.
The aggregate of State, territorial, countv,
ity town and district indebtedness of the
Lnited States is $868,b76,758.
Gold dollars are given change in Philadel
phia, they being plentier than greenback ones
and worth no more foi depositing.
James A. Moore, a lad of New York, has been
committed to jail for oue jear for calling his
mothei vile names and abusing bio httlo sis
The promises to paj of the Lnited States
called gieenbackn. |re not received for customs
dues. Thus the government discredits its o^n