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ST. PAUL, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1878.
The Fellows Who are Scrambling for Office.
Pioneer Press, May 18.]
Till. Pwiucr PICM is not for Stewart. It is
not for Washburn. It will insist on laising
politics above the level of the low cunning of
the three-card montc tricksters who ha\e so
long too largely controlled it.
Pioneer Press, May 26th.]
Those who know all about Washburn and
Stewart and their precise measure and
stature, will bo disposed to smile at the
suggestion that either of them lays claim to
any striking intellectual superiority Both
of them will draw their pay with great
Neither of them possesses the
order of civil abilities necessary to a dis
tinguished career in Congress
as the national public are concerned both
would sink out of sight in the general mob
of mediocre Congressmen.
Wn feel justified in saying that Speaker
Randall will not receive the next Democratic
nomination for President.
HAYES' title is unassailable, shout the Re
publican press. Then why are they so fear
ful lest it be thoroughly investigated?
ANOTIIEB protest of innocence from Hayes'
secretary of the treasury. "Methinks he
doth protest too much" is not an uncommon
remark, even among those who profess to
believe him innocent.
PIKATI' SHEKMAN declares that his pres
ence in Louisiana had no effect whatever in
the declaration of the result. Why did he
go, then, and why were his services so speed
ily tewaided by his master?
THE New York Tans*, thinks theie are not
too many army otliceis. It claims that there
aie only 3,000 of them unattached, and
these are made useful at West Point, as IC
cruiting officers, and in the signal service.
If these branches require that number ot of
ficers, the sooner they are abolished the bet
THE Chicago Times wants a bill of par
ticular of the indictment found by the
Democrats of Pennsylvania against the Re
publican party. If the Times will secure a
copy of the laws passed by Congress since
1862, it will havo as complete a bill of par
ticulars ab the most technical lawyer could
THE New "York communists have declared
that their aim is "to place -all labor in the
hands of the central government, and thus
secure eveiy man and weman a sufficient
living." Why don't they join the Republi
cans/then? The objects of the two parties
are identical except as to securing all a suffi
THE supreme couit of Pennsylvania has
decided that the county of Allegheny is liable
for the damage done to property by the Pitts
burgh rioters. This decision, which is no
doubt good law, may prove a lesson to mu
nicipal corporations, and lead them to take
more energetic measures in future to pre
vent outbreaks of the lawless classes.
AI GOULD, it is said, has got control of
the Chicago & Northwestern railroad, and at
the election next week will bring about an
entile change of management. People who
speak by the card say that George L.
Dnnlap is to be general manager, and
Perry H. Smith, attorney. The change, if
it takes place, will signify a closer alliance
with the Union Pacific road.
STEPHENS, H. D., (Hayes Democrat) is
opposed to the electoral investigation be
cause it may cost the country a million of
dollars. Stephens was also oppobed to an
investigation by force of arms of that other
attempt at revolution, which, ending in
1865, cost the country three thousand mil
lions. The people did not begiudge that
enoimous amount, nor will they begrudge a
million, if such a sura be necessary, to de
feat the scheme of these more modern revo
Dn. STEWART has indroduced a bill in
Congress granting soldiers and sailors of the
late war, their widows and orphans, one
hundred and sixty acres of land on condition
that five acres per year is broken for five
successive years. This will relieve them of
actual residence upon the land. The bill
thus introduced is accordance with the
resolutions of the Soldieis' Homestead asso
ciation recently organized in this city. There
is no question that allowing soldiers home
steads without settlement or some guarantee
of settlement would be perni
cious, but the clause proposed,
requiring a certain amount of breaking,
would seem to give the necessary safeguard,
and we hope to see the measure pass. The
soldiers are entitled to the land and it should
be given them without imposing hardships.
At the same time there should be restrictions
which will prevent speculators from buying
soldiers' homesteads and tying up a large
amount of land and keeping it unproductive.
The reports regarding the European situ
ation are becoming more and more pacific
day by day, and it is semi-officially an
nounced from both the English and Russian
capitals that the obstacles to a congress of
the nations to consider the treaty of San
Stefano have been so far removed as to war
rant the fixing of the day for the assem
bling of tie congress. This peaceful result
has been brought about by the concessions
of Russia to the British demands.
The leasonableness of England's position
in this emergency, and her firmness in main
taining it from the start, have commanded
the respect of all nations, and
even her worst enemy cannot complain
that she has shown the white
negotiations. The statesmen who direct her
affairs are men of keen perception and far
reaching wisdom. So long as it was possible
to remain aloof from interference between
Russia and Turkey without compromising
the dignity or jeopardizing the interests of
the British Empire, they have held their
peace. But when Russia attempted to all
but annihilate her fallen foe, and to take a
long stride toward the absorption of a large
part of the conquered territory, besides mak
ing an advance in the direction of the
British Indian possessions, the protest of
England was heard. And it was not an un
certain soundthe lamentation of a nation
too imbecile to defend her rights, but a clear,
outspoken warning. It said as plain as
words could say: ''Thus far shalt thou go
and no farther." This warning was not an
idle threat, for scarce had it been uttered
when the Sea of Marmora and the Dar
danelles were swarming with ships of war
bearing at their masthead the Union Jack,
and manned by men who were ready to lay
down their lives in defense of the honor
of the country they so dearly loved.
The consummate wisdom that has gov
erned the conduct of the British rulers is
amply set forth by the result. In the first
place, all chance of a Russian alliance with
others powers was rendered impossible by
the reasonableness of England's position,
and the masterly manner in which the in
terests of other nations were blended with,
or made to appear common to, her own.
Russia thus found herself isolated and in a
position of antagonism to all Europe.
Then, the emergency found England fully
prepared. Her ships of war menaced every
ssaport where Russia had a foothold within
twenty-four hours of the promulgation of
the protest, ready at a moment's notice to
pour hot shot and shell into the enemy's
works. Her army was ready to take the
field any hour, fully equipped and eager for
the fiay. She held the treasuries of the
world at her beck, while her adversary had
but her own resources at command. The
treasury of Russia was terribly depleted by
the long and expensive war with Turkey,
and her immense army was constantly
consuming her resources. Sickness, too,
was playing sad havoc with her troops, the
fever proving moie fatal than the battle
field. To meet a fresh and powerful ad
versary in such a condition would be folly,
and Russia, contesting point after point, has
reluctantly conceded all that England asked,
surrendering all but the empty honor of a
victory over "the sick man of the east,"
with the privilege of garrisoning a few
fortresses hitherto held by the Turks.
If the Congress should finally and fully
establish peace, the victory of England will
be doubly complete in that it will have been
secured without bloodshed.
POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS.
The postal savings bank lunacy has of
late been revived in Congress and by the
newpaper advocates of a centralized govern
ment, through the agitation of Mr. Wad-igneous
dell's bill for the establishment of postal
banks, on the English system. The bill
comprises some of the .least objectionable
features of each of the eight other bills for
a like purpose now before Congress, and re
duces the cost to what is regarded as a mini
mum amount. Mr. Robert P. Porter, of
Chicago, in order to give the scheme a lift,
read a paper before the Social Science asso
ciation last week in advocacy of Mr. Wad
dell's bill, which has been widely copied and
commented on by newspapers imbued with
the paternalistic heresy. Facts and figures
are given to prove its advantages, but these
must have been terribly garbled by the
printers or else betray a woful degree of ig
norance on the part of the essayist with
facts of common notoriety.
It is not with the figures, however, that the
GLOBE finds fault. It is possible that
postal savings banks may be made profit
able to the government, and by the exercise
of a large amount of credulity we may re
gard it as within the range of possibilities
that they may be honestly managed. The
theory is what we object to as being perni
cious in its tendency, and utterly subversive
of the principles of free government. All
that can be said in favor of establishing and
maintaining an absolutely safe depository
for the savings of men of moderate income
is admitted from the start. That it may be
safe, we will not deny, but that it would
benefit either the depositors or the country
at large, is an open question.
The theory upon which the republic was
founded was one in which the government
should be the creature of the people, and at
their mercy, not one in which the people
should be subject to the central govern
ment, and at its command. The tendency
of all legislation for the past fifteen years
has, however, been to overturn and reverse
this order to build up at Washington
a strong central government, con
trolling the material as well as
the political destinies of the whole nation
With this view the revolutionists have en
deavored to control the railroads, the tele
graph, the water ways and the press, and
are now making an assault upon the savings
of the masses that they may be turned to
account as a pohtioal engine. It is not dif
ficult to imagine how powerful an agency
these postal banks might be made, in the
hands of unscrupulous and ambitious politi
cians, in controlling the political affairs of
the country. A political party might be
come corrupt, tyrannical, revolutionary yet
if it controlled the savings of a large mass
of the industrial classes, it would be main
tained in power despite all other efforts that
might be made to oust it. A man's pocket
is a powerful lever upon his franchise.
Then, too, were such institutions establish
ed, they would compel the government to
enter the money markets of the country on
a par with other brokers, become a lender
and a borrower, and it would be but a few
years ere the secretary of the treasury would
be able to control and manipulate the
money market at his own sweet will.
central government, the people should lessen
it. In too strong a government lies the
danger of the Republic Postal
savings banks, instead of being a benefit to
the working classes, would be a menace to
their freedom of individual action, a menace
to the freedom of their franchise, a menace
to their very liberties. We want no such
enginery of despotism in this country. The
"MEN who had been guilty of most infa
mous crimes against the freedom of elections
and the public peace have not been prosecut-
ed," says the New York Tribune, in giving
reasons why Hayes should not be investigat
ed. True they have, instead, been reward
ed with lucrative offices in the cabinet and
abroad. That's what the Democrats are
THE Republicans have revived the oppro
brious name of Doughface, as applied to
Democrats. Making faces and calling
names, we have frequently noticed, is a com
mon practice of 3mall boys who get the
worst of a fight, but such conduct doesn't
harm the victor in the least.
OUT IN THE STATE.
Railroad* and Stave .linesTowns Alonq
the RouteA Rock County RockWhat
Slay Be Seen From, the Top-Fat Boy of lu-
vemeHumorous Feu FictureA Subject
for Bar num.
[Correspondence of the Globe.
On the Wortbington & Sioux Falls rail
road daily trains are now run as far as Beav
er Creek, but the track is down and con
struction trains go on several miles beyond.
Beaver Creek is about ten miles from Lu
verne. Seven or eight miles further on,
just in the edge of Dakota, is Valley Springs,
to which point they expect to have the cars
running early in June, and in July they are
to greet the citizens of Sioux Falls with a
prolonged screech. If the cars should reach
the Falls by the 4th of July there would be
a grand rally on the high pressure principle.
A celebration of more than ordinary vehe
mence would take place, and enthusiasm
would bubble up to a hundred and nine de
grees above fever heat. From Beaver Creek
to Sioux Falls, a distance of tweenty-two
miles, Daniel Shell, of Worthington, runs a
line of four-horse coaches, making close
connection with the trains both ways, and
taking passengers through in three hours, or
three and a half. There are coaches enough
at all times to accommodate the travel. If
two are not enough, three are brought into
requisition, and more if necessary. The
stage road is a very good one, and the tiip is
not without its funny, good-natured side.
Three miles north of Luveme a peculiar
rock formation looks down upon the sur
rounding country from an altitude of over a
hundred feet above the common level. The
top is in the form of a terrace and has an
area of six or seven hundred acres. On the
east side are vertical cliffs frowning and
jagged, in places sixty or seventy feet in
heignt. Basaltic columns stand dp like pal
isades, scarred and seamed by the elements
into fantastic forms, unique and full of in
terest. In many places these locks are as
smooth as polished marble, made so bj' the
rays of the sun and the storms that have
pelted them. By exposure the rocks harden,
and they may be polished like agate.
Hundreds of tons are being quarried and
used for building purposes. Although the
surface rock is almost as hard as flint, yet
like a good mine it improves as they pene
trate the mighty mass. How to account for
it here in the middle of a'vast prairie is the
subjoct of some speculation. It is not of
the character of a moraine, and an ice-berg
would hardly have been guilty of dragging
such a ponderous unshapen body out into
the heart of a great country like this to re
mind us of the glacial age. There are
indications, however, that throw
some light on its origin. During borne of
the awful convulsions of nature, when the
mountains were thrown up and the valleys
depressed, in the chaotic confusion this
grand aggregation may have been
hurled away from its native bed
and left in its present condition.
That is one theory. From its summit the
eye takes in a wide scope of country, and
the view in the clear calm of the early morn
ing is sublimely grand. The scattering
trees that fringe the winding river, the fielda
of growing grain, the bright farm houses ,the
thrifty village three miles distant, the iron
highway with its cuts and bridges and cause
ways marking the earth like a ray of light,
the river glistening in the sunshine like a
chain of silver, while away out along the
blue line of the horizon Iowa and Dakota
kiss hands to Minnesota and exchange
friendly greetings, combine to form a pan
oramic scene that cannot be equaled from
any other point in all, this vast expanse of
Luveme is cultivating a prodigy. It is a
chunk of a boy eight years old, weighing 180
pounds. He comes out of his nest when the
weather is pleasant, and sits in a large chair,
where all tne folks passing can see him.
Men, women and children fill hia pockets
with nickels, get him to stand up, turn
around a few times, walk off a little, come
back, sit down again, and go through with
all manner of maneuvres. They pinch him
to test his nervous system, pull him around
as if he was a boy of straw, instead of a
live lump of fat in human form, with a few
bones supposed to be somewhere in the in
terior. He is the largest boy of his age in
Luveme, and is still growing. If nothing
happens him, and providence favors the
measure, by the time he becomes
a voter he will weigh not far from two
thousand pounds, with upward tendencies.
The boy appears to know what he is about,
and seems to enjoy his marvelous dimen
sions. Some of tbe incredulous thought
perhaps he might be a stuffed boy, but when
they got hold of him they were made aware
that he was all boy and no discount. He is
not adapted to rapid locomotion, but man
ages to waddle around very like a mud
turtle. It is expected Barnum will be after
him as soon as he becomes satisfied of his
ponderosity. It can't be said of the boy
that he is a bony, muscular fellow: that
would be a libel on the face of it he is pure
ly a limphatic chap, with phlegmatic ten
tendencies. The young lad will be
on exhibition at the State fair
the coming fall, and will be entered
for the sweepstakes in the fat boys' club.
Few eight-year-old boys in this world or the
world to come, weigh one hundred and
eighty pouncfe apiece. It takes a smart boy
half a life time to accumulate that amount
of tissue under highly favorable circum
stances. It has not yet been detei mined
whether the parents are responsible for this
peculiar freak of nature, or whether it may
not be accredited to the Minnesota climate.
Mankato beat the world with the largest pig,
but Luverne can score her fifty pounds on
an eight-year-old boy and then discount the
State. C. L. Haio,.
A Human Skeleton Inside of a Horse.
Virginia City Enterprise.]
A miner in the Black Hills, writing to a
friend in this city, tellsof a horrible remind
er of the fearful snow storms of last winter,
and of the perils of those who were caught
out and lost their way on the plains. He
says that recently, while he and two others
were crossing the country, they came upon
I the skeleton of a horse, within which was
Instead of adding to the power of-thethe skeleton of a rftan, with the grinning I jvdy 4tb
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1878.
skull looking out at them from between the
ribs of the animal, like a prisoner peering
through the bars of bis cell. The two skel
etons told the whole story. The man had
killed his horse, cut him open, and crawled
inside of him, thinking to thus escape per
ishing of cold, but the flesh of the animal
froze solid, and the man was as much of a
prisoner as if he had been shut in by walls
of iron. The wolves and carrion birds had
1 stripped the greater part of the flesh from
people are not yet so degenerate as to re- both skeletons. The miner concludes his
quire the interposition of the government
in their individual affaire, and until they be
come so we can get along very well without
postal savings banks.
description by saying "It was a sight I shall
never forget. I can see it now whenever I
close my eyes.
CHOICE TID BITS
Which the Three-Card, 3Ionte Fellows Are
Slinging at Each Other.
The ribald ciowd of political bummers in
St. Paul and Minneapolis are disgracing Re
publicanism. In their bitter quarrel over
the spoils of office in this Congressional dis
trict, they have exhausted the vocabulary of
vile epithets. If half they say of each other
be truej they should be only a stench in the
nostrils of the people.
While these "arch intriguers," "small ma
chine politicians,'' "three-card monte trick
sters," "malignant haters" "jealous rivals,"
"narrow-minded and venomous haters,"
"thimble-rigging politicians" are indulging
in "gratuitous hoggishness," "local animos
ities," "ignoble display," "narrow-minded,
petty jealousy," foolish quarrels," "cause
less conspiracy," "tissues of falsehood," ex
coriation of innocent, young creatures,"
"flaying alive," "clandestine conspiracy of
chicanery and fraud," "indignant denuncia-
tion," "unqualified falsehood," "packing of
committees," "gross injustice," ''evil prac
tices, corruption, and pusillanimity," "fruits
of fraud," "petty rascality," "bunko and
thiee-card monte dealing," "general schemes
of unfairness," profits of chicanery," gratuit
ous cussedness," "misrepresentation and
garbling," "partisanship," "deep-seated,
long-nursed, malignant hatred," "stirring up
strife,'" "side issues," "bull-dozing," "over
weening jealously," "dishonorable arrange
ments," "gratuitous skull-duggery," "gra
tuitous political trickery," "sharp practice,"
"heated indignation," "subverting party
morals," "paltry and unmanly tricks,"
"sinister intentions," "secrecy and stealthi-
ness," "mean things done by stealth," "shab
by, underhanded trickeries, and mercenary
meanness," "nonsense and hopeless im
becility," "almost a stupid jealousy," "in-
flaming local jealousies," "pleading the
'baby act,'" "shallow denunciation," belit
tling and insulting action," "unjust and dis
honorable courses," "killing each other po
litically," "useless aspirations," "seeking
the destruction of the Republican party,"
and meandeiing through "crooked paths of
hypocritical moralizing" let the decent and
intelligent people outside the St. Paul and
Minneapolis slough of contamination, dis
card the whole ignoble crew, and nominate
and elect a clean and pure man, of which
there are many outside the corrupt and cor
rupting cities. Then the metropolitan de
testables will be in "a hell of a fix," trodden
under foot by the people, and sunk in their
own vile cesspools.
The delicate tidbits of sweet-scented litera
ture quoted above, are selections from the
fragrant columns of the Pioneer Press, Dis
patch, and Minneapolis Tribune, and are in
spired utterances of editors Josef, ivid,
Henry, and the Honorables Marshall, Keith,
Fletcher, et al.
Charlotte Cushman's Grave.
A recent pilgrim to the grave of Chaiiotte
Cushman wa3 guided to the place of her rest
by one of the workers employed about the
cemetery, who incidentally pronounced upon
the deceased a comprehensive and remark
able eulogium. "She was," he said, "con
siderable of a woman for a play-actress."
Wellshe was and it is all the more to be
regretted that her grave is not marked by a
monument, noble design and stately in
character, commemorative of her massive
genius and her splendid life. The place of
her sepulture is on the eastern slope of the
principal hill in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Hard by, upon the summit of the hill, stands
the gray tower which overlooks all the sur
rounding region, and constantly symbolizes,
to eyes both far and near, the perpetual
peace of which it is both guardian and image.
All around the spot tall trees give shade and
music, as the sun streams on their branches
and the winds of summer murmur in their
leaves. At a little distance, visible across
green meadows and the river Charlesfull
and calm between its verdant banksrise
the "dreamy spires" of Cambridge. Further
away, crowned with her golden dome, towers
old Boston, the storied city which Charlotte
Cushman so much loved. Upon the spot
where her ashes now rest the great actress
Btood, and, looking toward the city of her
home and heart, chose that to be the place of
her grave and there she sleeps in peace,
after many a conflict with her own stormjr
nature, and after many sorrows and pains.
What terrific ideals of the imagination
were made by her to be realities of life!
What burning eloquence of poesy by her
was made to blaze! What moments of
pathos she lived! What moods of holy.self
abnegation and of exalted power she brought
to many a sensitive soul. Standing by her
grave on which now the myrtle grows dense
and dark, and over which the small birds
swirl and twitter in the breezy silence, re
membrance of the busy scenes of brillant
life wherein she used to movethe pictured
stage, the crowded theatre, the wild'plaudits
of a delighted multitudecomes strongly on
the mind, and asks, in perplexity and sad
ness, what was the good of it all. To her
but little. Fame and wealth were her cold
rewards, after years of privation and labor
but she found neither love nor happiness
and tbe fullest years of her life were blighted
with the shadow of a fell disease and an im
pending doom. To the"world, however,' her
career was of great and enduring benefit. She
was a noble interpreter of the noblest minds
of the past, and thus she helped to educate
the men and women of her timeto enno
ble them in mood, to strengthen them in
duty, to lift them up in the hope of an im
mortal life and therefore she did not live in
vain. It is but little likely that the Ameri
can people will ever lose her name out of
their remembrance and it is a name that
never can be erased from the rolls of honor
able renown. All the same theie should be
a suitable memorial at her gravemarked
now only by a small white stone, bearing her
name on its surface. Such a memorial
would come with grace from the people
honoring their fidelity to a beneficent life
and an illustrious memory, and testifying to
all the world that genius and virture are not
forgotten by those whom they dignify and
bless. Frotest Against the Jealousy of the Tiro
We are "out of politics," but as a friend
of peace and harmony, we wish to enter our
protest against the attempt which is being
made by certain St. Paul Republicans to
create a ruptuie in the lispnblican party in
this district over the call for a congressional
convention which has been issued. We pro
test against involving the whole district in a
wrangle because of the rivah-y and jealousy
existing between the cities of St. Paul and
The Fast California Mare.
CHICAGO, May 27.California's favorite run
ning mare, Mollie McCarty, leaves here for
Louisville to-night. She has attracted much
attention from horsemen during her stay here,
and connoisseurs are convinced of her remark
able running qualities. Henry Welsh, her
trainer, states that she is in the best possible
condition for her contest with Ten Broeck,
District court to-dav.
Water falling in Lake St. Croix.
The river St. Croix is rapidly falling.
There are sixty-four cases on th- calendar
for the term.
Mr. Wilson, city attorney of Red Wing,
was in the city yesterday.
Capt. Enapp informed us yesterday that
he will have to stop running next week if the
water does not rise.
The Maggie Reaney came in to-day with
800 barrels of flour from Hastings, and 4,000
bushels of wheat from Lake City.
Cobb, of the Dispatch, went up yesterday
to see the jam, and jam me if he wasn't the
maddest man on top of Mother Earth to
think it was broken. He lost an item.
The excursion to the Dalles Sunday was
one of tbe best for many years, and great
credit is due William Capron for bis kind
ness in providing for the comfort of the
The injunction case of Mart. Mower
against the Boom corporation, was argued
before Judge Brill, of St. Paul. The case
was held ope* in order for defendants to
send in affidavits.
Shipped by St. Paul & Duluth yesterday,
8 car loads of flour and 10 car loads of
wheat. The Aunt Betsey wont through to
day from St. Paul to Marine, where she will
take a barge of wood.
E. S. Brown and E. W. Durant were on
the Snake drive for two days la&t week.
They came down on Saturday to file a lien,
as the time would be out June 1st. Some
may think they were discharged.
Mr. Shortell gave one of our peanut
bankers a going over yesterday, for allowing
boys to shake dice in his place of business
on Sunday. Matt, says he will keep an eye
on that peanut vender, and if he allows that
again, will send him up to hotel de Johnson.
The big jam at Taylors Falls has been
broken. There aie now about 3,000,000
on the shores from the Falls down to and
below the bridge, and in a position that it
will be but an easy matter to get them at
any time. There were about 5,000,000 in
the river between the Falls and the St. Croix
The Tow Boat Minnesota Seized for Sinking
an Ice Barge, Thursday, May 83,1878.
Col. Root, United States deputy marshal
seized and attached the tow boat Minnesota.,
The papers were filed by Huichmaches &
Kreitze, ice merchants, of Quincy, who claim
damages in the sum of 2,480 for sinking an
ice barge. The complainants allege in their
petition that they are the owners of the
barge Osceola, 300 tons burthen, and was
used in tiansporting ice from Lake City,
Minn., to Quincy, 111. that on the 4th of
May, while opposite Wabashaw, Minn., the
barge grounded on a sand-bar in a part of
the river in which the libellants claim they
had a right to be that about six o'clock
in the morning the Minnesota came
along with a raft in tow, struck the
barge and sunk it and by this moans the
water destroyed the ice which it contained.
The libellants claim they were doing all in
their power to get the barge off had a
watchman on board and that the sinking
was caused by the negligence on the part of
the officers of the Minnesota also that they
had the right of the channel as the steamer
was coming down.
The claim: for 200 tons of ice at $10 per
ton, $2,000 damages: .f180 for damages to
barge !$300 for delay total $2480. Colonel
Root attached the steamer Thursday, May
23d, shortly after she arrived at Burlington.
Her Captain, Mr. A. J. Young, gave a bond
in the sum of $3,000 with E. D. Rand as se
curity and the boat was released. The Min
nesota is owned by the firm of Young & Co.
State against Duano Arnold: charge of
larceny. Continued till Saturday.
Father. Brothers and Sisters Meet, After
Years of Separation.
"The lost and the found" is a favorite
theme with novelists. It affords unlimited
scope to the imagination, and appeals to the
warmest sentiments of human nature.
Many of the most thrilling and emotional
modern dramas are based upon this idea:
and even in variety shows one of the most
favorite sketches is that of an old slave, who,
after "knocking about" all over the country,
among strangers, at last happens upon his
"ol' massa," his wife or his children, and
indulges in "praises to de Lord."
In every-day life, those wh are observant
of what transpires around them, sometimes
must become cognizant of the most pleasing
reunions of scattered members of families
under the most peculiar circumstances.
When we part fiom our rela
tives or friends we say, "It may be for years
before we will meet again," or the parting
"may be forever:" and yet, oven after the
lapse of years of separation and the extin
guishment of all hopes of meeting again,
the leunion does often come when it is least
expected, and in such a way as is least
A most pleasing instance of this sort of
"romance in real life" has recently occurred
in St. Louis, which, briefly told, is as fol
lows: In Carondelet there is living an old
German gentleman named Joseph Zumsteg.
who is one of the principals of the affair.
He was married in Illinois, but did not get
on well with his wife. He wanted to have
his way, and she her way. He wished to go
to another place to establish a business, and
she would not consent to go. The disagree
ment widened, and a separation was deter
mined upon. A divoice was obtained, the
wife retaining the custody of the youngest
daughter, Mary, and the father taking the
other children, two sons and anoiher
daughter named Lizzie. Both divisions of
the family left their original local habi
tation, and after a number of years tbe
father and his children crossed the river and
settled in Carondelet. The son Joseph mar
ried, is comfortably situated and much re
spected in his neighborhood. The daughter,
Elizabeth, is also married, and is the matron
of a family. In the meantime Mrs. Zum
steg had married again, but soon afterward
died, leaving her daughter Mary, who was
then very young, in the care of her step
father. Mary, through the neglect of her
legal protector, was cast upon strangers, and
nearly lost all recollection of her father,
brothers and sisters. After the death of the
mother, Mary's father did all he could to
find her. He advertised in the papers and
employed private detectives, but he met with
no success. Miss Mary ripened into woman
hood, and in due time became married to
Mr. T. J. Rutledge, of Hillsboro, Illinois,
where she has ever since resided. Her heart
yearned to know what the fates had done for
her father and her brothers and sister.
Numerous inquiries were made, which, like
the father's attempts, were of no avail.
The Hillsboro Journal is responsible for the
statement that she finally was successful
through the medium of an old clairvoyant.
It is said that this diviner told Mrs. Rutledge
that 3he would find her long-lost relatives in
the southern part of St. Louis. So young
was Mrs. Rutledge when the separation of
her father and mother took place, that she
did not know her real name, but she was
told in after life that it was Schamstich. The
The St. Louis and other city directories were
examined, but no such name was found,
which gave prospect of discovery. What
ever there may be in the story of the clair
voyant, it is a fact that the husband of Mrs.
Rutledge came to Carondolet a short time
ago, in order to please his wife, and he there
found a policeman, who said he knew a
young man of the name of Joseph Zumsteg.
This gentleman was found and interrogated
and the rest can be easily guessed. He
was one of the brothers. Father was hunted,
and so was sister Elizabeth. Then there was
a happy reunion. And here the novelist or
the dramatist, if he knew how to close with
effect, would drop the curtain.
A LOVE-CBAZITD POISONER.
Miss Etta Smith's Attempt to Destroy the
Family of Mr. W. W. Stine
A dispatch from Fremont, Ohio, to
the Cleveland Herald gives an account of an
extraordinary poisoning case which has stir
red up society in Fremont.
Miss Etta Smith, a teacher in the High
school, has been arrested on the charge of
having attempted to poison the entire family,
consisting of eight persons, of Mr. W. W.
Stine. Mr. Stine in a well-known Demo
cratic politician, and has held important
county and municipal offices. He left for
the West a few days ago, and on Friday last
his wife received a basket containing
oranges, figs, tea, coffee, meat. &c., with the
explanation that Mr. Stine had ordered it
before dis departure. Mrs. Stine'a first sus
picions were aroused by the complaints of
her children that the firuit was bitter. Fear
ing all was not right, she sent the articles
contained the basket, with the exception
of the sugar and coffee, to a doctor, who,
upon examination, found that every article
contained strychnine enough to have been
fatal to the entire family.
The sugar and coffee which Mrs. Stine did
not send to the physician with the other ar
ticles were, before her suspicions were con
firmed, thrown into the slops and given to
the hog, causing its death within a very short
time. It was discovered that Miss Smith
had bought strychnine at thiee different
drug stores, and bad charged the fruit by in
serting the drug with a needle or pin at the
stem, and the provisions in a more bungling
manner. She gave the basket to the janitor
of the high school budding, and told him to
carry it to Mrs. Stine with the statement
above given, which he did.
Miss Smith was at once arrested on the
charge of having attempted to poison Mrs.
Stine, and her bail fixed at $800. A num
ber of citizens came forward to go on her
bond, and she wab released at about 10
o'clock on Saturday evening, and spent the
following day with her mother at home. On
Monday morning, however, she was rear
rested on a charge of having attempted to
poison the entire Stine family, her bail fixed
at 2,000 and she was locked up again the
county jail, where she now is.
Miss Smith is about 30 years old, and has
taught in the pnblic schools for many years.
She lives with her widowed mother. She is
an active member of the Episcopal chuich,
and has been efficient in the Sunday school,
managing the exercises at the Easter cele
bration this year. She is of about medium
size, light complexion, dark hair, with an
intelligent, though not handsome face, and a
What the relations of Miss Smith with
Stine have been is a subject of general
speculation. It is evident that herein lies
the mystery of the motive for her criminal
act. The general theory is that she has
been madly, enamored of him for some time,
and that she endeavored to destroy his
family in order to remove the barrier which
prevented his union with her.
One report is that improper relations have
existed between the two for years past, and
that his departure for the West with the m
tion of removing there caused her to com
mit the act. His friends assert that he had
no complicity in the affair, and deny that he
is compromised by any criminal relations
with her. It is reported that an attempt
was made to poison him last winter by a box
of cigars sent him by mail, which he found
so bitter he did not smoke them. Stine's
friends have telegiaphed him for to come
home at once. Mi. Stine is about forty
The theory most generally accepted is that
improper relations had existed between Stine
and Miss Smith for along time: that she
was greatly infatuated with him, but that he
had grown tired of her and wanted to throw
her off that all went along quietly as long
as he kept his place on the School Board,
and she was secure of hers as a teacner,
but that when he left the board
and determined to leave Frecmont and seek
a new home in the West matters came to a
crisis. Stine, it is supposed, told Miss
Smith that their relationship must come to
an end, and in a fit of desperation she derer
mrned to destroy his family, so that there
would be no obstacle to his marrying her.
The basket containing the poisoned ai ti
des was accompanied by a note written by
Miss Smith in a disguised hand, and pro
fessing to come from the grocer where the
thingB were bought. Mrs. Stine got the im
pression that the meat came from some
relatives in the country, and that they had
sent it preparatory to coming and dining
with her, and that her husband, hearing of
the visit before he left, had oidered the fruit
Murdered by Harsh Words.
The Providence Journal says: "A curious
and painful case occurred at New Bedford,
Mass., Thursday, which may raise the ques
tion whether manslaughter may not be
caused by threat and demonstration of
violence, end the consequent eftect of fear
on a feeble constitution, as well as by actu
al bodily harm. As to the moral guilt of
the criminal there can be no doubt. One
Frederick Jenney, a middle-aged man,
addicted to liquor, had been maltreating and
abusing his wife until she had been com
pelled to ask the interference of the police.
She was in feeble health, and her mother,
a woman of nervous temperment
and seventy years of age, was
in attendance upon her. Thursday
evening Jenney came into the house and ad
dressed the old lady in such abusive and
threatening language that she left tbe house
and fled to a neighbor's for protection. She
returned at a later hour in the hope of at
tending upon her daughter unmolested, but
the man attacked her again so wickedly
with threats that, although a neighbor was
with her as a protector, she was seized with
a tremor of terror, and in a short time fell
to the floor dead, her thread of life having
been undoubtedly snapped by fear and ex
citement. The violent brute was arrested.
and although such an extraordinary case is
probably not included within the provisions
of the law of manslaughter, he is undoubted
ly as guilty as if he had struck the feeble
woman with his fist and she had died from
Fortrait of Mct'ann.
Birds of a feather flock together. The
man McCann, of Anoka, who was Wash
burn's toady and lickspittle in 1868, crops
up in 1878 as Washburn's tool. He appeared
in the recent meeting of the district com
mittee, held in Minneapolis, as proxy for
Campbell, one of the members of the com
mittee, ichile Campbell was himself in the
room The presence of such narrow-headed,
bitter-hearted, small-souled men as McCann
in this world, goes far to support the Persian
theory that occasionally God turns over his
creative power to the "devil. McCann was
slipped into the world in one of these unfor
tunate moments. How else could he have
The Czar has attained his sixtieth birthday,
and has thus broken the spell which was sup
posed to doom every Romanoff to death before
that age. It would be curious if his reign
ended as it began, daring a war with England.
Canadians are beginning to agitate in favor
ef a navy. How much is bid for Dick Thomp
son's .squadron? Nothing? Well, take it as a
The average age of a circus joke is one hun
dred years. One died in Washington last week
at the advanced age of one hundred and thir
The crater of an extinct volcano, 1,500 feet
deep, has been discovered in Oregon. A drap
o' that cratur would be apt to prove a little too
Strawberry short-cake never blows up. Still,
if people are afraid to use Minnesota flour,
they can eat rubber belting with their "straw
New York is agitated on the subject of klep
tomania. Two wealthy ladies have suits pend
ing against parties who caused their arrest for
The Norwegians have developed a new in
dustrythat of tanumg fish skins for gloves.
It is said the finest grade of kids i are cow
made from these skins.
Bngkam Young, although having an income
of $1,500,000 a year, left little or nothing to
his heira, and his will is not to be contested on
the ground of insanitv
Lilhe Deveraux Blake sajs that Mrs. Haves
controls her husband, and is reall} the Pres.
dent. Then it is Mrs. Hayes' title, not Rutn
erford's, that is jeopardv.
The Dutch are not to be outdone. Holland
has fitted out an Arctic expedition, and a stout
vessel, well prov lsioned and manned, has already
sailed for a six mouths' cruise
A thief, who was too lazy to work, attempted
to pry loose the new laid corner ston* of tho
Odd Fellows' hall in Kej West, so as to get tLe
box of valuables contained therein.
The camp-meeting season approaches, and
church deacons are thinking of the best means
of removing grass-stains from white panta
loonp.Exchange. Fiorn the knees
An English paper notes the existence in a
provincial town, of an umbiella seventv je.irs
old, that has. never been appropriate J. it is to
be placed in the Kensington museum.
Another Pottei comes to the frontMiss
Fanme, who is the best equestrienne Wash
mgtou. (she recently danced two hours in her
riding habita very bad habit for dancing.
"Can a Chistian ride to ehurch a carriage
on the Sabbath and still be a Christian?" asks
Dt. Pottei. To which the New York Star re
plies "Not if he has icceiulv t..ken advantage
of the bankrupt law."
Priv ate Dalzell is no soonoi out of the Ohio
Legislature than he begins letter writing tho
Chicago 7,ibau. We have warned tho public
of the danger of letting Dalzeli run at lar,je,
and must be held blameless.
Mrn. Matilda Fletcher, of Iowa was the au
thor of the bill introduced into the Senate bj
Gen. Buiuside to make moral and social science
part of the course of instruction the public
schools of the Distnct of Columbia.
Pirate Sherman threatens to investigate the
investigators and show that the statements in
tho Potter preamble are falie, and the whole
movement a conspnacy. in thib defii we are
afraid Johnnj has "bit off more than ho can
Pshaw' Chicago contractors are losing thoir
grip. Hpre is the custom houhe, which ha
been in process of constiuction for ncaily four
years, and they have only htolen S1C7.839.90.
We unite in demanding that audi incompetent
contractor be bounced.
The Philadelphia Pr ss urges the Democrats
to bury the past and carrv out the future."
A boy caught stealing apples might iva aptly
remark to the owner. I'll keep these apples',
go to work and build a higher fence, KO
that I can't steal anj nioie."
We have nevr been able to understand how
it is that a woman, who is apparently deaf
when her husban asks hei where that haif
dollai is he left ills pantaloon* pocket ho
fore going to bed, can hear the wail of her two
weeks' old babj down two lights of stairs and
through three deal doors-.
The cause of Mi. Haves' subduM manner of
late has been complete!} and satisfactorily c\-
plamed. It was reported to lnm that il he
raised too much of a row. and cLdn be a good
boy and keep on smiling, Gail Hamilton would
write another lettei, taking him fo hf subject.
Hence Mr. Haves' screiutv.
O'Connor, a Communist agitator in San tran
cisco, charged hit, hearer-- solemnly not to per
mit" their wives to buy an} boots or shoe=
since women, being too stupid to comprehend
the beauties of socialism, ahvavs got thing
where thej could be bought thecheapes', and
henre would encotuage Chinese labor.
Adirondack Murray ih as independent as the
traditional hog on ice. He has just informed
his congregation that he will take a vacation
for a ear and a half, and if they build a $200,-
000 church foi him in the mpantime he will
devote what time ,s not couhitmed in hunting
fishing and horse-racing to their spiritual
John Uoss, of Canovia, Michigan, has an
ailing wife. It was certain that she r-ould not
recover, and he thought that he might as well
look around for her successor. He chose the
daughter of a neighbor, and to infi unci his
wife, who told him that she would not stay
long in tbe way. That night she d.ovi.ed h^i-
pclf. A mob tarred and ieatbored Mr Ross.
She was coming down Union avenue, carry
ing a baby carefully snuggled awav in her
aims, when Snojks was met. ISc.ig an ac
quaintance, he felt napelh to make some
mention of theprodig}, aud asked tins
your last?" referring more to the age of the
infant than to future events. He as shocked
by the roplj "You cm jnt rest ahhtired that
it the list!"
Practical illustrations are not anting of
England's prowess on tbe seas. A dispatch
brmg3 the startling intelligence that an Eng
lish war vessel has captured the entire
Samoan navy, to wit- one small boat The
United States should be warned in time, and
hasten to take pecautionary measures.. Lrt our
navy he dra*n up en shore out of harm's way.
A Western member of Congress lounged into
the barroom of a fashionable Washirgton hotel
one morning recently to get his matutinal m
vigorator. When the necessary utensils were
placed before him, the Hoos-ier statesman de
liberatelv filled the glass to the brim with
whisky. "Goodness gracious!" exclaimed the
astonished barkeeper, "that isn't a drink, that's
a temperance lecture'" The member's lace
lights up with pride whenever he leiatea the
The prudes of Rockford, in our uster city of
Illinois, are greatly shocked because the board
of supervisors have seen fit to place upon th*
cornices of the new court house medalions
bearing images of the little god of love as he
appeared before the unpleasantness tin gar
den of Eden made a change of the fashions in
dispensable. As the figures arc from ugh'y to
one hundred feet from the ground it ill" re
quire a pair of powerful opera glares to de
cern the impropriety of their raimentor
want of raiment. The agony of these prurient
prudes reminds us of a story of that sturdy old
Dutchman, Gov. Governeur, of New iork. He
went to a magistrate in great distress, one dav,
and complained that a lot of bojs were the
habit of bathing in a nude condition in the
river not far from his house, much to the hor
ror of his two daughters. "But, governor."
said the magistrate, -'the river is more than a
mile from your house. How can the practice
shock your daughters?" "I know dat," re
plied the governor, "but mine gals they got
von tam big spy-glass."