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ST. PAUL, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1878.
We live in the Third district and will take a
hand in that pow-wow, you bet. The "sacred
cow" cannot go to Congress with our vote.
Rtnh City Post.
It seems to the GLOBE that this is a harsh
criticism. The "Sacred Cow" is more than
a fan ow animal at present. She is a dried
up institution and there area host of people
who want her to give milk again. Who
knows but the Post might obtain some of
the nutriment, if the "bacred Cow" should
again appear in Washington as a member.
THE St. Paul Water Works company warn
people against using the hydrants, or public
fountains (where are they?) to obtain water.
Wo are awaro that this is against a city ordi
nance. The ordinance should be repealed.
Poor people should be supplied with water
either by God or by man. Is water so
scarce? After awhile air will become scarce.
The city should see to it that there is a free
supply of water all over the city for those
who cannot afford to pay for it.
THE Lak City Leader takes a peculiar
view of tho Insane Asylum investigation. It
Although the GLOBE has made a great cry as
to the murderous cruelty being unearthed by
the committee from day to day, yet we cannot
see but what this gigantic institution for the
caie of the poor unfortunate insane is, on the
whole, being as well managed as possible under
the circumstancessave and except one item.
A few lines further down, in the same
articlo, it declares that the patient McDonald
was "literally choked to death by the soup,"
that on "several occasions" the food was
"simply beastly," and that Betts ought to
have "a dose of penitentiary soup." And
still the Leader thinks the institution is
being well managed "under the circum
stances." We are sorry for the circumstancs.
ELOQUENCE IN THE SCHOOL BOARD.
The School Board of the city, within the
memory of men now living, was an institu
tion unknown to fame. Few persons inter
ested themselves in its operations. Like the
County Board, and some other official organ
izations and offices, their importance was
not recognized. These organizations
have improved both in the
character and intelligence of their
members, with some few exceptions, and
there seems to be more appreciation of the
services demanded, and of the duties to be
discharged in fulfillment of most solemn
It is extremely pleasant to be able to say all
this in earnest, therefore the regret is great
er to record, that the school board is in dan
ger of falling a victim to the universal bane
of eloquence. Occasions have been,
and may be again, when eloquence, if
not effectual, may not be out of place. But
the fact that every organization whether
composed of three, or five, or one hundred
members, is becoming a public debating
club, begins to be alarming. We fear for
the country, when every man feels himself
under obligation not to make one speech,
but a half dozen whenever there is a chance.
Whatever else may happen in this land of
fraud, save 'as from a country of speakers.
GENERAL SHERMAN AND DON 1'IATT.
Sherman says he despises Don Piatt, but
claims the right to write profane letters for
the public ear, as a citizen. Had Sherman
written, as a private citizen, he should not
have signed his name "W. T. Sherman, Gen-
eral." Signing his name "General" makes his
letter smack too much of au
thority. It matters not whether Don
is a distinguished hero and soldier or not,
whether he fought at Vicksburg, Shiloh,
Chattanooga, or anywhere else, or led the
"March to the Sea," as did Sherman. But
yet Don Piatt is a man of letters, and has
distinguished himself at home and abroad.
He was, for years, Secretary of Legation at
Paris, a member of Congress, and
was known the world
of politics, diplomacy and literature, when
Sherman was an unknown school teacher in
Louisiana after having lefj the army. Don
is a lively writer, and Sherman is a lively
dancer, but we do net remember that either
ever killed themselves fighting. Don has
the advantage of Sherman in never having
been called crazy, although the GLOBE would
not undertake to say who was the crazier of
ARMS INnANDRUSSIA DEFIANT.
War now interests, above all other sub
jects, both Europe and America. The de
termined attitude of Russia declaring that,
with arms in band, the march is ready for
Constantinople, seems to preclude peace.
Once finally resolved, England will not hesi
tate. A war at this time, between England
and Russia will bring all nations as anxious
spectators. It will affect Europe, because
its political import and results and compli
cations none can foresee. It will be brought
home to the people in the cutting off of
many of the supplies of life, in advancing all
in price, and in the interruption of labor and
There is no parallel between England and
Russia with the North and South in the
United States, daring the late civil war, ex
cepting that, perhaps, Russia would be
somewhat in the situation of the South.
THE CONTEST IN MINNEAPOLIS.
The Democracy have a chance to win a
victory in Minneapolis to-morrow, if ^they
act unitedly. They have a popular candi
date and the united support of the Working
men, while the Republicans are divided, and
led by a man who creates no enthusiasm, is
comparatively little known, and not fully
identified with Minneapolis interests and
welfare. There ought not to be a doubt rel
ative to Democratic success to-morrow. A
victory to-morrow will tell greatly upon the
important campaign in the fall.
There is talk of a rifle club at Plainview.
A national bank is to be established at
The Roman Catholic fair at Hastings last
week netted $512.
The Anoka Union hears unfavorable re
ports from the Rum river drive.
Mayor Roos, of New Ulm, died in New
York city on Wednesday, the 27th.
Over three hundred car loads of wheat
have been sent from Hastings direct to Liv
The Masons of Austin have leased Hunt's
Hall, and are engaged in fitting it up for a
A mare belonging to John Shields of
Houston county, foaled a double headed colt
the other day.
A colony of some twenty-two citizens of
Orion, Olmsted county, are about to locate
in Minnehaha county, Dakota.
Mr. F. A. Wilson has retired from the
editorial control of the Plainview News, and
is succeeded by Mr. H. J. Byron.
A much larger breadth of land, says the
Le Sueur Sentinel, is being put into crops
in this vicinity than in any previous year.
The Hastings Gazette is authority for the
statement that the Cannon Falls branch of
the Hastinge & Dakota railroad is virtually
The Wells Advocate remarks: "In sixty
days the steam engine and cars will be at
Fairmont and then we are going to see the
'Hinglishmen and their 'osses.'"
The Lake City Leader "has given up the
effort to keep a record of the people in that
county going West to grow up with the coun
try. There are too many of them.
Mr. E. Whitcomb, formerly of Rochester,
but for the past half dozen years residing at
Gainesville, Ga., has returned to Rochester,
where he will engage in brickmaking.
The pocket gopher business opens out
briskly in Dodge county this spring. From
the 14th to the 26th of March there were
brought to the auditor's office 417 scalps.
Wm. Hobine, of Blooming Grove, Waseca,
county, lost his barn, granary, seven horses,
and considerable grain, etc., by fire, Tues
day, the 26th. Loss $2,003 insured $1,018.
Mr. R. R. Briggs, of Winona, and Mr. F."
A. Elder, of Mower county, have associated
themselves together for the practice of law,
at Moorhead and Fargo. Their office being
at the first named place.
Mr. A. J. Underwood, of the Fergus Falls
Journal, speaks a good word fov Mr. J. S.
Brockelhurst, who is about to locate at that
place in the newspaper business, wishing
him success in his enterprise.
Glass ball shooting is growing in favor at
Faribault. At a prize shooting there Wednes
day afternoon Mr. C. L. La Grave won the
first prize, Mr. Phin Dunham the second,
and Mr. Landrus the third.
The lamb and lion have lain down together
in Hastings. The Gazette says: "The Demo
cratic caucus on Thursday was largely at
tended by citizens of all parties, and the
ticket gives general satisfaction."
Mr. E. B. Jordan, of Olmsted county, has
planted this season about 2,000 fruit trees,
the Wealthy and Duchess apple, and will set
out about 500 Flemish Beauty pear trees.
He now has about 70 acres in orchard.
A lot of scalawag boys, out of pure cussed
ness, set fire to and burned the barn and
granary of Mr. S. B. Barteau, of Zumbrota,
on his farm near Mazeppa, one day last
week. The dwelling was saved with diffi
John McNiff of Hastings, says the Gazette,
claims to have come to this State in the fall
of 1841, as a private in company H, first
regiment United States infantry, which enti
tles him to a front rank ir* the list of old
Anson Hilger, a former policeman in St.
Paul, is keeping the Northwestern hotel in
Glencoe. He has the honor of erecting the
first street lamp in that place, an innovation
which the citizens hope a good many others
Hon. A. L. Runyon, of New Brunswick,
N. J., formerly comptroller of that State, has
located in Nobles county, he himself settling
near Worthington, while his sons have se
cured locations in the northwestern part of
Mr. Thomas Eckles, of Eyota, Olmstead,
county, will this spring set out about 100
apple trees and 50 evergreens. He has an
orchard of some 250 trees, many of them
now in bearing, and last fall picked three
barrels of fruit from his Duchess trees.
Sam H. Nichols was employed in the past
week taking affidavits of the claimants on
the State swamp lands, with a view to a re
lease on the part of the State to all genuine
claimants3he State to be reimbursed by
the government.Ferqus Falls Journal.
Saturday night the 23d, Mr. Vinton's drug
store, and Masonic hall above, and a stable
belonging to Mr. Arnold, were burned. Some
of the goods from the drag store were re
moved, but in a damaged condition. The
lodge lost everything. Total loss abont
$2,000. Fire incendiary.
The commissioners appointed by Judge
Mitchell to appraise the right of way on the
Within forty-eight hours after war is de- line of the Rochester & St. Paul railroad,
clared, England will blockade every Russian
port, and as completely isolate her from, the
world as was St. Helena with Napoleon dy
ing in his banishment.
Neither will England have any fear of in
ternal trouble. Ireland may hate the Eng
lish government, bat they do not the coun
try, and the time may come, and really looks
not improbable, when both may be Catholic
again. This is a mere suggestion, but prac
tically will make no difference in the coming
The United States will be the real bene
ficiary of the war. Wheat, corn, bread
stuffs and all kinds of provisions
will go up in price, the farmers will get rich,
manufactories will be over-run with orders,
our ship yards will teem with -men and
work, and the ocean would swarm with pri
vateers. It might be a sad and painful re
flection, that war was the cause of all this
unexampled life, industry, wealth and pros
perity, but however painful and sad, we sup
pose the people of the United States could
endure it for a year or two.
commenced operations Wednesday the 21st,
and will continue until the work is com
pleted. The commissioners are W. H. Hurl
burt, M. Buttles and H. P. McCaleb.
Mr. E. P. Barnum, of Sauk Centre, hav
ing been appointed deputy treasurer of
Stearns county, the St. Cloud Journal-Press
raises these queries: 1st. Has the treaurer
any authority to appoint a deputy? 2d.
Can Mr. Barnum, while county commission
er, hold also the office of deputy treasurer?
Immense numbers of people continue to
arrive, both by rail and team, the major por
tion of whom are actual settlers, and the
numbers of teams passing to and fro, the
weather, and the large amount of business
being transacted in the stores, makes people
think and talk as though it was May instead
of March.Stevens County Tribune.
A little four year old daughter of Randolph
Frank, of Yellow Medicine, was burned to
death Monday the 25th. She was playing
about a rubbish fire when her clothing
caught, burning off every particle of her
clothing but the band around her waist.
She lingered in great agony for some three
hours when death put an end to her suffer
The editor of the St. Cloud Journal-Press,
after a ride through a portion of that coun
ty, is moved to say: All the way we found
-tjke farmers busy at wgrksome were plow
ing, some were seeding, and a good many
had a large part of their grain already sown,
men and women both being in the fields.
Several new farms have been opened, and
nearly every one has sown an increased
acreage over last season. The present indi
cations point to an unprecedentedly large
crop of all kinds of small grain in this coun
ty this year.
Tom Anderson, a Victim of Grant and
Sherman'* Incapacity at Shiloh.
[Don Piatt's Washington Letter to Cincinnati
SHAMEFUL NEGLECT AND ABUSE.
WASHINGTON, March 17, 1878.One of
the saddest spectacles to which kind
hearts seem to be presented is that of help
less old age abandoned to the hard necessities
of life. This is intensified when the sufferer
looks not to the natural ties of family, but
upon the cold, busy world for sympathy
There is an old man who appears here
from time to time, whose infirmities are ag
gravated by a keen sense of wrong for while
a fire of wrath at the abuse he suffers burns
within until he is half crazed, his efforts to
right himself are pitiable in their feebleness.
Want and privation have added to his seven
ty years. Although cleanly in hisperson, he
is ragged and forlorn. But he is burdened
with an old grievancean affair long since
forgotten by the public, and so fierce in his
shrill denunciations, so tedious in his recital,
that men avoid him, hurry away at his ap
proach, and bolt their doors against his en
And yet that man saved, in one of the
shameful disasters of the late war, our army
from utter annihilation. It was no accident,
but the result of his own soldierly instincts
and high courage. His grand achievhment
that ought to secure him at least aid in his
old age, and imperishable renown after death,
was the cause of his ruin.
I met him upon the avenue last Thursday.
I made no effort to escape him, although,
God knows, he holds one as the dreadful old
mariner held the wedding guest in Cole
ridge's wild poem. He goes over the late
war again and again. He has all the facts
with a fearful tenacity in his mind, and only
forgets that he has given them to you over
and over before. His pale, ashy face, once
so strong in its setting of full forbead, Ro
man nose and square, prominent and solid
chin, has nothing left but the gleam of an
eye in which there lurks a touch of insanity.
His slouched hat is pulled over his white
head, as if it were a night-cap. His clothes,
of a past fashion, are ragged and thread
bare, while his feet are clad in heavy shoes,
good for ten years' wear, that he greases and
wears innocent of socks. Every part of him
indicates poverty, defies charitable aid or
While he rehearsed the old story of wrong,
he suddenly stopped, and as ugly a gleam as
I ever care to see shot from his gray eyes.
He was looking at a carriage and pair that
was rolling by. The high-stepping bays in
their glittering harness were driven by a
colored man, sleek, fat and insolent, and
they carried General Tecumseh Sherman, sit
ting back with arms folded, as if he felt that
the eyes of the world were on him in grate
ful admiration. My old friend lifted his
arm and shook his clenched hand at the car
riage and occupant as they swept by, and
"There goes the damned scoundreltho
damned, cowardly, lying scoundrel the
damned traitor! There he goes, damn
Fearing that I might be implicated in this
fierce indictment of the General, I hurried
away. Barring the profanity, the old man
did not give this epauletted fraud an epithet
THE SLAUGHTER AT SHILOH.
The man who thus anathematized Sher
man was old Tom Worthington, of Ohio. A
graduate of West Point, he left the service
for a more active life and did not return un
til the late civil war broke upon the country,
and he then raised a regiment, the forty
sixth Ohio Infantry, and took the field. He
made for the time an extraordinary officer.
His keen soldierly instincts, stimulated by
an indomitable energy, and sustained by an
iron will, were marred by a quick temper and
a coarse, overbearing manner. But for the
trying occasion he was a gem of a man, and
under a military power, such as France or
Germany, would have found recognition in
high rank. But the influences that governed
promotion inoa army during the war were
of West Point, and those were, as they yet
are, half social and half politicalthe social
rather the stronger element of the two. It is
not that the army is refined, but it is exclu
sive, made up of cliques and controlled like
a close corporation. There was too much of
the volunteer about Colonel Tom. to please
the West Point paupers in fact and aristo
crats through assumption.
Colonel Tom was a martinet, and drilled
and disciplined his troops until life getting
to be a burden they became gallant in the
face of danger that at worst might afford re
lief. His soldierly instincts taught him that
as much could be got from the spade in the
use of raw troops as the musket, and his en
campments could be traced by the earth
works he left behind, and he fought with a
readiness that indicated pleasure in the fight
ing. These high qualities proved his ruin
on a trying occasion when any other man
would have secured fame and fortune.
Colonel Tom's forty-sixth Ohio infantry
made apart of Grant andSherman's advance
when it when into camp at Pittsburg Land
ing, prdbably remembered in history as
Shiloh. The forty-sixth made the extreme
right, and Colonel Worthington went into
the enemy's country with the leading half
without the other in supporting distance.
He saw with consternation that the army
was encamped without reference to a de
fense, a wide gap being left between the
wings for a force that was supposed to be
ten days at least in the rear. This anxiety
was not quieted by the criminal negligence
that left this force without even a picket
Colonel Worthington repaired to head
quarters to find the Generals. Thej were
insoleqt and overbearing, deaf to all sugges-
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, MONDAY MORNING,fAPRIL 1, 1878
tions, and he returned to make the best pre
parations he could to meet a calamity he
knew to be threatening.
The next morning the stormfell upon the
military mob in a surprise that spread con
sternation and death in every direction. Men
at 7 A. n. were shot while preparing break
fast, and bayoneted in their tents. It was
the most frightful confusion and slaughter.
There was one point that was not sur
prised, and at which our troops fought with
a cool stubborness that had not been shaken
by a surprise. It happened to be the key
point of the situation held by ColonelWorth
ington, and around this the few men that
could be rallied fought that long fearful day.
The rest of the army with Sherman and, I
suppose, Grant was huddled under the bank
of the river where the gun-boats with their
heavy pieces, afford protection.
It was luck alone that brought Buell and
Nelson with their twenty-five thousand men
within hearing of the guns that sent their
continuous roar over thirty miles. These
gallant officersand God never created brav
er, truer, or more able menpushed on, and
arrived in time to save what criminal negli
gence had endangered.
Grant and Sherman ought to have been
court-martialed and shot. Instead of this
Colonel Tom Worthington was court-mar
tialed and cashiered. Had the old man
like Buell, Nelson, and a thousand others
held a discreet silence, his gallant achieve
ment would have been rewarded with pro
motion but his honestwrath and indignation
knew no bounds. On all occasions he de
nounced in the most profane manner the
conduct of the inebriates, his superior officers,
and he was disgraced.
The courtand we are'ee^inning to learn
what a court-martial ishad its findings set
on the ground of its being unlawfully or
ganized, or, to use a plainer term, packed
but President Lincoln, instigated thereto by
Halleck, dismissed Tom Worthington from
Grant and Sherman in the lying were
forced to admit that by the gallant resist
ance of the extreme right the army was
saved, but they make no mention of Worth
ington, and Sherman in his work of fiction
called Memoirs, slurs over one-half and lies
outright about the rest.
These facts that I have hastily recited are
historical, and can not be doubted, let alone
disputed. The military culprits in com
mand have to admitwhat every officer who
survived that fearful day are ready to state.
To have it, however, demonstrated, I give
you here a letter from General Beauregard,
who was in commthid after the gallant John
ston fell wounded. He says:
NEW ORLEANS, January 29, 1878.
DEAB SIB: Your favor of the 22d inst. has
just been received, &c.
I willingly state that the stubborn defense
of a position on the extreme right of the feder
al line delayed our advance sufficient to pre
vent an earlier rout of the federal army than
oocurred on April 6, 1862, thus giving time to
part of Buell's reinforcements to arrive on the
field, at Pittsburg Landing, just previous to
the attack (about 5 p, M.) of the confederates
on that last stzpnghold of the federals.
I infer from official federal reports, to which
I have been lately referred, that the position on
the extreme right, above alluded to, was held
by the forty-sixth Ohio, ColonelThomas Worth
ington. [And the sixth Iowa, Lieutenant
Colonel Cummings, on his left. T. W.]
Should I be in Washington at the period
stated by you, I will be glad to make your ac
quaintance, and confer with you further rela
tive to the bloody battles of Shiloh. I remain,
yours very respectfully.
P. T. BEAUBEGABD.
Colonel Thomas Worthington, Morrow, Warren
And now while Sherman rolls by in his
equipagethe fool of luck, paid an enor
mous salary for doing nothingand is fol
lowed and flattered by the crowd, this brave
old man, whose past glitters with an achieve
ment that saved an army, and perhaps the
republic, is left to penury and rags. He can
nt even get an honest claim paid, based on
service of an important sort rendered the
government in the beginning of the war.
Can the republic afford to treat its children
in this unjust and inhuman manner?
THE CHIEF O THE COMMUNE.
Interview With the Red-Handed Devil
Who lied the Parisian Revolt in 1871
Similar Outbreaks Predicted In This
CountryHis Opinion of Minister Wash
The N. Y. World has just discovered in a
machine shop of that city one of the leaders
of the Paris commune, and the man who
headed the party on May 24,1871, that shot
Archbishop Darboy and five other hostages
in the hands of the commune. His name is
Edmond Megy, and he is a leading spirit
among the communists of the city. At the
downfall of the commune he was compelled
to flee the country, and so he came to New
York, where he has diligently followed his
trade, and won a place of much
influence and consideration among the com
munists of the city. Megy is the hero
of six murders. He was in the galleys at
Toulon and was awaiting transportation for
twenty years to New Caledonia for the mur
der of a police agent when the republic was
declared, and he was released by decree of
the government. He was in Marseilles when
the commune was declared and he headed
the outbreak there, and after remaining in
command eight days went to Paris, where
he was put in charge of the defense of Fort
Lissy. On May 24th he learned that Ferret
and De Lesclusse had given the order to
shoot Darboy and the other hostages because
the troops of Thiers on the same day had
shot six officers of the sixth battalion. He
at once went with the party to La Rouquette
to assist in the execution. "When we went
there," he said,
(*we were one hundred and
fifty strong, but a number of the men, about
one hundred and twenty of them, got fright
ened and the thirty of us that remained had
to do the work."
"What did you do?" he was asked.
"Well, I do not care to speak much of
what I did. It might injure me here where
I work. We just called for the men we
wanted to shoot, and we shot them, as it is
customary to shoot men under such circum
stances. We took them out into the yard
and placed them face to the wall, and the
word was given, and they were shot that's
all. It was all Thiers' fault. We offered to
give up all the hostages if he would surrender
Blanqui to us, but he refused, and so we shot
"Fifteen days after the commune was over
thrown Megy left Paris in a coal wagon and
went to Geneva. A friend advised him to go
further away, and "so I went," he says, "to
London and came to New York. I returned
to England in 1875, and worked at my trade
in London and Birmingham until last De
cember, when I came to this country again,
and am now working at my trade here."
Megy says of ex-Minster Washburne:
"Before tho commune ended some of our
people went to him^and asked him whatvthe
government would do to us in case we sur
rendered or were defeated. 'I assure you of
this,' he replied, 'that all who are taken will
be shot.' During the siege of Paris, Wash
burne was acting as a spy forthe Germans.
He is an old rascal of the worst kind. We
shall have another commune in Paris
Megy continued, "we were badly beaten, but
in case of a revolution against McMahon, we
should try again and probably succeed. In
the United States," he says, "organizations
aro being completed everywhere, in New
York, Chicago, San Francisco, Paterson and
Newark. We have correspondents every
where. A revolution cannot be foreseen, of
course, but I see its elements here distinctly.
It will come in the opposite way to what it
will in France. There it is not the poor
who revolt. It is the intelligent working
men but here it is the most miserable." He
professes to believe that the grievances of
the laboring classes here will some day cause
an upheaval of the masses in this country
similar to the Paris commune of 1871.
A MONKEY'S BABY.
THE ZOO'S IMPORTANT INCREASE.
A Chance for Human Mothers to See
Darwin's Progenitors Were NursedTh
Fine Specimen of Infant Monkey of
Which Mr. and Mrs. Squealer are the
BOBN.Mrs. Cocoanut Squealer,raceDaisy,
the wife of Mr. Cocoanut Squealer, of a girl,
at 12:10 A. M., day before yesterday, in the
Monkey house, at the Zoological Garden.
Mothers who would like to know how our
progenitors (vide Mr. Darwin) were treated
when "mewling and puking in their nurses'
arms," need only visit the "Zoo's" monkey
house in order to gratify their curiosity.
Mrs. Squealer's baby is as fine a specimen of
new-born monkey as they could wish to
gloat their eyes upon, while for effectiveness
and self sacrificing tenderness, no other ma
ternal care could exceed that bestowed upon
the little Squealerwhich, it is said, is the
first monkey baby ever born alive in America
north of the Gulf of Mexico. The present
birth is an exception to the rule that the
race does not propagate in this countrya
circumstance which zoologists ascribe chiefly
to the irregularity and severe extremes of the
weather. But many of them believe also
that the fact is owing to the absence here of
some kind of food which the monkeys find
in their native haunts.
COUBTING IN SUMATBA.
Until about three and a half years ago,
when they were brought to the Zoo, the
dashing Cocoanut Squealer and the lovely
young Miss Daisy courted in the groves of
Sumatra. Together they swung from limb
to limb of the orange, banana, bread fruit
and cocoanut trees together they toiled in
the sweet potato patches of that spicy-aired
island. Why the young gentleman was
christened "Cocoanut" is not fully under
stood, it being well known that the species to
which he and his sweetheart belongthe
Macaque Nimistrinus, or pig-tailed
monkeywill not eat cocoanut whenever
they can get any other of the fruits which
grow in Sumatra but any person bearing
his elocution at the Zoo will not dispute the
appropriateness of Mr. Squealer's family
name. Miss Daisy was so christened by a
Hollander named Francis Rolling, a
intelligent man, whose knowledge of
monkeydom Darwin might envy. Mr.
Thompson, then superintendent of the Zoo,
went to Sumatra, got possession of Mr.
Squealer and Miss Daisy, together with a
lot of other monkeys, and engaged Mr. Rol
ling to come with him and his collection to
America. Upon their arrival here Mr. Rol
ling was installed as keeper in the monkey
house. Among his first official acts was the
christening of two monkeys, one of which
was remarkable for warlike and organizing
abilities, and the other for exceptional
sedateness and temperance in all things.
The first he called "General McClellan," and
the second ''Frank Murphy." ^k
MISS DAISY IN CAPTIVITY.
In the course of her captivity Miss Daisy
won a reputation for cleverness in easing
visitors who pressed close to the monkey
cage of spectacles and ear-rings, Adhering
to a law of her tribe, tho young maiden
would never receive the attentions of any
gentleman monkey through whose veins
coursed not the blood of the "pig-tails."
Moreover, the old flame with the cavalierly
Squealer still blazed, and it became general
gossip among the other monkeys that there
would soon be a wedding. Their expecta
tions were realized, for in due time Miss
Daisy became Mrs. Squealer. General Mc
Clellan was "best man," and Frank Murphy,
who had taken to preaching, tied the knot.
The bridemaid was of the ring-tail tribe and
the poor thing has since died of consumption,
a disease which, according to Keeper Rolling,
is very common among captive monkeys,
being snperinduced chiefly by the unavoid
ably bad air. "In their native climes," he
says, "they live to be eighty, ninety and one
hundred years old, but in such confinement
as this comparatively few of them survive
four or five years. Mrs. and Mr. Squealer,
however, are remarkably healthy. The gen
tleman is about twenty-five years old and
weighs thirty pounds, and the mother, hard
ly more than a child in years, is not yet
'sweet sixteen' and weighs a little less than
half as much as her lord and master does."
In connection with these figures, which
seem large for the weight of monkeys, it
should be remembered that the "pig-tails"
are considerably greater in size than the
average monkey. They are not so handsome
as the "ring-tails," or organ-grinders'
monkeys, and bear much resemblance to the
BIBTH OF THE BABY.
Five months ago superintendent Brown,
foreseeing the event which is now being
chronicled, caused a separate apartment in
the corner of the cage to be prepared for the
sole accommodation of Mrs. Squealer, and
there she has ever since remained. Through
the bars of the cage she frolicked amd chat
tered as usual with the other monkeys until
about six weeks ago, when she suddenly be
came very sick and lay groaning all night,
watched by the keeper. Recovering from
this attack, she seemed very well until 11
o'clock last Thursday night, when she again
got very sick. The keeper was at hand, for
he and another man, according to instruc
tions, had been alternately watching her
closely for weeks. All the other monkeys,
disturbed from their sleep by the groaning,
had rushed to the separating bars and were
chattering their comments upon the situa
tion as they gravely and closely watched
every proceeding. An hour and ten minutes
later the little girl was born, with its eyes
wide open. The newcomer was so surpris
ing a novelty to most of the four-handed
spectators that for nearly half an hour they
were chatterless and could do nothing but
look at it. Some of the more knowing ones,
however, including General McClellan and
Frank Murphy, hastened to congraulate the
happy father and wish him "many returns
of the same." The midwifeKeeper Rol
lingcould not wait for the formal christen
ing, which is to come off to-morrow, and
named the youngster "American girl." Her
full name, therefore will be American Girl
HOW THEY'BE GETITNG ALONG.
Mrs. Squealer, although "doing well," is
yet very weak and obliged to lie most of the
time on her bed of canvas, the baby mean
while, tenderly clasped in its mother's arms,
vigorously applying itself to obtaining the
necessary of its infant life. When in good
health the monkeys eat two meals a day of
mush and milk, fruit in variety, bread and
sometimes birdsthe only kind of meat they
will touch unless they are ravenously hungry.
But the diet of Mrs. Squealer is in accord
ance with the requirements of her condition
light chic&en broth, oat-meal gruel, milk
and tea, with an occasional orange. Unlike
the human descendents of her race Mrs.
Squealer drinks in pigeon-fashion, poking
her head into the bowl, but she could show
any small boy how to suck an orange were it
not for the fact that her left hand is con
stantly engaged clasping her baby. The
latter, although it cannot walk or even
stand "loney," is far morelively in other
respects than ordinary babies. American
Girl weighs just twelve ounces and is about
seven inches long. Its body, with the ex
ception of the face and hands, which are per
fectly bare and almost white, is well covered
with very fine dark hair. The hair on the
head is tufty and black, adding much to
baby's beauty. The little thing's bright
brownish eyes pierce you askance as it tugs
at the patient mother's breast.
THE JEALOUS MAMMA.
Its hands aM arms are so muscular that
it can cling to the breast without support
from Mrs. Squealer, even when the latter
walks about, as she now and then does, for
exercise. When any one puts a hand be
tween the bars or attempts unwerranted
liberty with the mother she quickly hugs
baby closer, shows her teeth and looks
threateningly grave. She keeps baby
scrupulously clean by licking it all over with
her tongue, and frequently gives vent to her
affection by Visaing the darling on mouth,''
eyes, ears, nose and cheek. No one but
her Keeper Rolling dare touch baby, but
even he is not permitted to take it from
mamma's arms, although he offer never so
many "goodies" as bribes. While crowds of
visitors amused themselves yesterday with
the novel sight, the monkeys thronged at
the bars trying to catch baby in their hands,
but were prevented from doin$ so by a
pecautionary wire screen placed there tem
porarily. The curiosity of nearly all the
monkeys was uncontrollable, and most of
them cast envious eyes at the delicacies
given the lady from Sumatra, chattering
their disgust at the keeper's partiality. Not
withstanding the frequent congratulations
received by Mr. Cocoanut-Squealer during
the day, he did not seem so greatly pleased as
might have been expected under the circum
stances, but this was explained later when
Frahk Murphy started the report that "the
old man was sorry that it was not a boy."
THE NORTHERN PACIFIC.
Abstract of the Bill Now Before the Senate.
The New York Tribune gives the following
abstract of the Northern Pacific bill. We
understand it to be the bill which passed the
Hippie-Mitchell committee on Saturday by
six to two:
The Senate committee on railroads will
undoubtedly dispose of the bill extending
the time for the completion of the Northern
Pacific railroad to-morrow, by agreeing to
the substitute which has been prepared.
This substitute extends the time for con
structing the main line of the road by the
way of the valley of the Columbia river and
Portland, Ore., to Kalama, Washington, Ter
ritory, eight years, on the express condition
that where pre-emption and homestead
claims were initiated, or private entries to
locations were allowed upon lands embraced
in the grant to the company previous to the
receipt of orders for the withdrawal of the
respective district land offices, the lands em
braced in such entry shall not oe held as
within the grant to the said company, and
shall be patented to the persons who have
lawfully entered them.
The substitute also provides for the pat
enting of all unadjusted and suspended en
tries in the general land office, and for the
opening to pre-emption and sale by the
government of all the lands granted to the
railroad company until they shall have been
earned by the company, and the title trans
ferred from the government to it. All
moneys received by the government for
lands granted to the company are to be in
vested in United States bonds, and the pro
ceeds paid over to the company whenever
the lands shall have been earned. All iron
and coal lands granted to the Northern Pa
cific railroad company are excepted from
pre-emption, but the secretary of the inte
rior is authorized to dispose of them under
the provisions of the existing laws. The
extension of time for the construction of
the Northern Pacific Railroad does not ap
ply to the main line north of Tacoma nor to
the branch line of that road across tho Cas
cade mountains to Puget Sound in Wash
ington Territory, and all lands granted to
the company for those and not earned by it
at the date of the approval of the pro
posed act, are to be restored to the public
domain, to be dealt with as other public
The extension of time proposed is on the
First That the Northern Pacific railroad
shall be built from the mouth of Snake river,
or some other suitable point east, or at the
town of Umatilla, in Oregon, to Portland,
Oregon, and to Kalama, Washington Terri
tory, on the south side of the Columbia
SecondThat the work upon it shall be
gin within nine months after the approval of
ThirdThat not less than thirty-three
miles of the main line from Portland, Ore
gon, eastward, shall be constructed during the
first year, twenty-five miles during each
succeeding year, and a sufficient amount on
the eastern end to make in all one hundred
miles a year of the main line until the com
pletion of the road, which must take place
within eight years from the date of the
passage of the act. A failure either to be
gin or prosecute the construction and equip
ment of the line in the time and manner
specified is to be followed by a forfeiture of
all the rights, grants, privileges and fran
chises given in the bill, andthose righte, etc.,
shall inure to the benefit of the Portland,
Salt Lake and South Pass railroad on the
same condition as those under which the
grant is made to the Northern Pacific com
The bill authorizes the Northern Pacific
company to issue bonds not exceeding in
amount $25,000 to the mile to aid in the
construction and equipment of the road, and
to mortgage its property for the security of
The lands granted to the company will
not be subject to taxation until they shall
have been sold or conveyed, or contracted to
be conveyed, from the company itself. An
additional section of the bin transfers the
land grant made to the branch line of the
Northern Pacific railroad across the Cascade
mountains, amounting in all to 7,000,000
acres, to the Portland, Salt Lake & South
Pass railroad.company, on conditions simi
lar to those under which the grant is ex
tended to the Northern Pacific company.
Senator Mitchell, chairman of the rail
road committee, says that it is the determin
ation of his committee to get the bill before
the Senate immediately. There is some de
cideded opposition to it, but it is said by
those who are in a position to judge intelli
gently, that the bill will be reported formally
to the Senate to-morrow.
Purchases of Northern Pacific Lands at
Sales of farming lands on the lines of the
Northern Pacific railroad are going on ac
tively at the office of Mr. John B. Fellows.
John Ludwig has purchased 640 acres on
Maple river, west of Fargo Mr. N. Monck
has bought 640 acres in the same vicinity a
section has been taken by Messrs. L. R.
Brooks, Wm. Garlock and Frank Prentiss
of the second national bank Mr. Ames, the
well known miller of Northfield, has pur
chased a section in the same locality Mr. O.
N. Hart has also boughta section640 acres
in this vicinity. Mr. Wm. Benz, the
blacksmith near Sugar Loaf, took half a sec
tion Mr. Peter Bub half a section Mr. John
Jasmer half a section Mr. Jacob Kern, half
a section Mr. Wm. Grouseneik, a quarter
section Mr. Christian Schoesow, a quarter
section Mr. Henry Pfankuch, half a section.
A party of several families from Mt, Vernon,
including the Ditmers, Piper and several
others, left here on Tuesday last, with stock,
farming implements and household goods,
destined for Cass county, on the Northern
Mr. A. D. Ellsworth returned on Friday
last from the Northern Pacific country. He
has made several different purchases,
amounting in all to 12,000 acres.
Mr. B. Mapson, of Winnebago City, so
brutally assaulted Saturday night, the 23d,
for purposes of robbery, is still in a precari
ous condition, and from his age and general
feebleness it is thought doubtful if he ever
recovers. A young man named Henry
Measer, has been arrested on suspicion ef
being the party perpetrating the assault, and
in default of $500 bail is in confinement
awaiting preliminary examination.
Ben Butler has gone to meet Patterson and
The Detroit Free Press notifies Stanley that
he must register before going to the pole.
Weston, desiring to register one more failure
against his name, has again challenged
By the death of Alderman Shannon, of
Brooklyn, the council of that city becomes a
tie on political questions.
Invitations will be extended St. Paul, Mil
waukee and Chicago aquatic clubs to unite in
a contest at Madison, Wis., in June.
Ex-Attorney General Alphonso P. Taft, has
been nominated by the Republican convention
of Ohio for judge of the supreme court
Alexander Stephens, says an exchange, fell
down a sherry cobbler straw the other day, and
was rescued only after considerable difficulty.
The Chicago Time* remarks that it is a some
what curious coincident that the same State
produced the bell punch and .Beverly Doug
The peach growers of Maryland and Dela
ware claim that the recent cold snap will cause
a very light crop of peaches this fall, if not a
When Haverly'a minstrels were in Piqua, O.,
the other day, they visited the cemetery, and
the band played a dirge over the grave of the
comedian, Billy Manning.
Thirteen thousand persons signed tho Mur
phy pledge in Washington city, but sad to re
late, there was not a Congressman in the num
ber, and but few drunkards.
Louise Pomeroy has taken a new husband.
What with Pomeroy, Claxton and others, roam
ing about the country seeking a victim, a man
never knows when he is safe.
Only one revolutionary chief of any promi
nence remains in arms the eastern depart
ment of Cuba, it is said. His followers num
ber about four hundred, and are mostly blacks.
Jim Howe bore the failure of his speech
against Hajeswith becoming fortitude, but
now that the rhymster of the Chicago Tribune
has gone to work upon his name, he is as one
'"Spuds" and '"Sprats" are the pet names by
which the future king of England and his
brother, the sons of the Prince of Wales, are
called by their irreverent shipmates on the
Mrs. Electra B. Smith, the pluckj little post
mistress at Sterling, 111., it is announced from
Washington, has succeeded in getting Haj es'
promise to withdraw the name of J. M. Patter
son, nominated to the office, and retain her.
Gen. Butler was asked lately by a newspaper
man if he had heard the news. "What news?"
said he. 1 suppose you refer to Senator
Howe's speech, do jou? Well, there is nothing
new in that: it is only a batch of stale
facts well stated."
An officer of the United States navy has in
vented a new infernal machine of the torpedo
order, which has so recommended itself to Sec
retary Thompson, that he has induced the
House naval committee to agree to report a bill
giving: the inventor #60,000 for the sole uso of
Senator Dorsej, of Arkansas, is just now in
tho anxious seat regarding an affair of many
contractor'b bonds said to have been signed in
blank, in violation of law, through his instru
mentality. Like Blaine, however, he has a con
venient brother upon whom he is attempting
to saddle the wrong doing.
When Miss Sherman becomes the wife of Don
Cameron she will also become the step-mother
of seven little Dons and Donnas. The eldest
hopeful that she will thus acquire is a joung
lady two years older than her prospective mam
ma. That house will soon be a rende7vous for
A favorite hymn at meetings held in tho in
terest of colored emigration to Liberia is the
I wants to go1
I wants to go!
I wants to go dere, too!
I wants to go to the blessed land above
Whar 1 won't hab nothm' to do."
Judge Mann, of Milwaukee, has just rendered
a decision of interest to wheat option dealers
and speculators. A suit was brought on a note
given for margins, and payment resisted on the
ground that it was gambling. But the court
held that the note was good in the hands of a
third party and must be paid. An appeal is to
be taken to the supreme court.
Sergeant Bates is not the biggest fool this
country has produced. Mr. Elam Potter dis
counts Bates in this respect. On the 3d of
April Potter is announced to start with a wheel
barrow lrom Albany fur a pedestrian trip to
California. The trip is a long one, however,
and tramps will be very numerous about
that time, andfatal accidents do sometimes
occur when these gentry are around.
Mr. Gladstone has regretfully declined tho
invitation of the Alumni of Yale to deliver an
address before the graduates at the next com
mencement, not because of the pressure of bus
iness, nor yet because he is in ill-health, nor
yet because of the perils of the sea (though he
is a very bad sailor), but because he does not
think himself equal to the effort of visiting
America and of encountering its busy and pre
eminently sympathizing life.
The story is told of the present Pope, when
legate to Brussels, that a free-thinking marquis
had the audacity at one time to call his atten
tion to a shockingly immodest Venus which was
painted in the marquis' snuff box, with the
purpose of disconcerting the clerical dignitary.
Mgr. Pecci examined critically, without an} ap
parent suspicion of its indecency, and handed
it back to the marquis, remarking quietly:
"Beautiful, very beautiful. The marchioness,
It is probable that the oft-mentioned but
nevei seen individval, the oldest inhabitant,
has at last been found. The scientists of New
Grenada, in South America, are excited over
the discovery of a half-breed, Miguel Solis, who
is said to have attained the age of 180 years.
Gray-headed men have borne testimony to the
fact that Miguel was a reputed centenarian
when they were boys. The name of Miguel
Solis appears in a list still preserved of the
contributors to the building funds of a Fran
ciscan monastery founded in 1712, and the Ab
bot is positive it is the same man.
It iB probable that at the Pans exposition
there will be the largest representation of na
tionalities ever assembled since the dispersion
from Babel. The latest arrival h~8 been that
of an embassy fiom the Annamites, a nation
occupying the territory between Siam and the
China sea. Annam is 860 miles in length and
is an absolute monarchy. Their costume is de
scribed as consisting of a long gown with flow
ing sleeves embroidered in silk with monsters,
storks, and tortoises. They wear black skull
caps on their heads, ornamented wilh gold
There has been some delay in getting out
counterfeits of the new silver dollar, but now
new issues are received at the treasury depart
ment that promise an era of prosperity for
cheap-money men. The treasury authorities
are absolutely staggered at the excellence of
these counterfeits. They are made of a com
posite base metal that has the weight, clear
ring, and appearance of silver. Brooks, chief
of the secret sen ice, showed some of these
coins to Dr. Linderman, and asked him what
he thought of them. I think," said Dr.
Linderman, "they are better than the govern
ment coin," and this is the general opinion of
all who see them. There is no way for any one
not an expert to detect these coins without
testing them. There is nothing about them to
attract attention, and they will pass without
suspicion in all general business transactions,