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CAVSED ST THE CARELESS MANNER
OF DRAWING SPECIFIC AT TONS.
Two Meetings of the Fort knelling Bridge
Commission YesterdayA Contract Sub
mitted Which Contractor Bentlev Re
fused to feignThe IJoard in an Inter
minable Muddle on A count of the Im
perfections of tne Specifications.
The bridge commission met yesterday
morning for the purpose of considering the
contract whi ch the engineer was instructed
to prepare. Besid es the commissioners
there were present several gentlemen who
felt an inteiest in the matter, from the fact
that they had made bids for the work. The
contract was read by the secretary, Thomas
Cochran, the most important features bei ng
a clause inserted calling for stone
at least ten inches thick (the speci
fication mentions no thickness) a clause
empoweri ng the engineer to stop the work at
any time he may deem fit on account of the
weather and a clause imposing a penalty of
$100 a day tor every day the contractor
might be after the 1st of December in fin
ishing the work. After the contract was
read Mr. Bentley said he thought the penal
ty of $100 was harsh. thought that theie
was a sufficient guarantee for good faith in
the 15 per cent, held back and the bonds
me n. wished to finish the work in De
cember, and had no doubt he would be able
to do so, but there might
be unforseen circumstances, such
na severe frost, which would delay the
work, to cover any damages arising from
which there was the 15 per cent, and the
bondsmen bound in 25 per cent, of the
whole amount of the contract.
Mr. Lindeke said the board were paying
$5,000 more for having the work done
Decembe r, and he would suggest that the
last month's payment be also forfeited if the
work was not finished at the time specified.
Mr. Dawson said they wanted to make the
contract so binding that the woik will be
done on the 1st of December.
Mr. LindekeThere is anothor point.
getting the piers done by December we
get the superstiucture completed for $5,000
Mr. DawsonIn matters of material and
woik our engineer is a judge, but he does
not pretend to be a lawyer, and it would,
perhaps, bo as well to have the opinion of a
lawyer upon the contiact.
Mr. Lindeke and otheis ot the board had
spoken to Mr. O'Buen, in the abbence of
the county atlomey, and perhaps the othei
membeia would like to hear his opinion.
Mr. C. O'Buen stated that the con
tract as it now stood meant nothing. It v,as
not binding on the contractor to
finish tho woik December. The
$100 clause was useless, for the board
would not be able to enforce it legally.
Mr. Cochran wanted to know if the mem
bers of the boaid weie peisonally responsible,
and could be held by the contractors tor the
$60,000, pioviding the government engineer
did not approve the woi k.
Mr. Sewall did not think there would be
any trouble tiom Major Allen. would
simply see that the law was respected in the
Mr. Bentley said that there were some
things which must be left till spring, such as
Mr. DawsonAs piivate individuals
we would be quite willing
to trust to your honor to get
the work finished according to contract, but
as a public body, we have no such right.
Mr. BentleyThere see ms to be a dispo
siti on to hamper in tho work.
Mr. Dawson WaB not your bid to com
plete the work on December 1?
Mr. BentleyIt was, and we are ready to
Mr. DawsonBut supposo tho bridge is
not finished December, what lemedy have
O'BrienNone the board could
collect one cent from
bondsmen. Befo re the board
do that they would have to
prove through a long and expensive litiga
tion just so many dollais damage, and that
would, in this case, bo impossible.
Mr. BentleyThe object of xhe board
seems to be to throw the proof on me in
not the could
case of litigation.
Mr. O'BrienI simply want the contract
to mean something instead of nothingthat
if you agree to do this work by the fiist of
December the contract should be so flamed
that it would be impossible that you shou ld
Mr. DawsonThe board received a dozen
bids to do the woik at two diffetent times,
the one in December, the other in June.
The board concluded to take the offer for
December, and it would not be fair to the
other bidders to give Mr. Bentley tho con
tract at high figures to complete the work in
December and then allow him by a loose
contract till June to do it. If he cannot do
the work by December the contract belongs
to the lowest bidder for June.
Mr. CochranDo I understand you do
not want to complete the work by Decem
Mr. BentleyOf course we are willing to
comple te it by December.
Mr. Cochran moved that Mr. O'Brien be
instructed to draw up a contract according
to his ideas, making it binding on Mr. Bent
ly to finish his contiact on or before Decem
ber 1, and submit a copy to Mr. Bentley.
The motion was carried and tho board ad
journed till 4 o'clock.
At 4 o'clock the commission reassembled
in the county auditor's office. There were
present most of the unsuccessful biddeis and
several prominent citizens. Mr. C.
O'Brien read the contract whi ch he had pie
pared. It was in every sense a very different
document from the one reaa in the moining.
It was, in fact, one which bound the con
tracting parties strictly down to the letter of
the tender and the specifications, without a
sing le loophole for escape. It simply amount
ed to this: That the work is to be completed
by Dec. 1 that men employed are to be paid
monthly, the board reserving the right to
use the money due on the work to pay the
men if not paid by the contractor that 15
per cent, be held back till the work is com
pleted that all money due on the 1st of De
cember, with the 15 per cent., be forfeited if
the work is not completed, and the con
tractors forfeit all right to the bridge and its
appurtenances absolutely. After Mr. O'Bri
had read this draft of the contract,
Mr. G. Otis, for Mr. Bentley,
stated that the contract contained many
harsh featmes, and was very peculiar. It
was necessary to take security that Mr.
Bentley will act in good faith. objected
to the peculiar features of the document.
it his client forfeited everything in case
a freshet, severe frost, a tornado or an epi
demic prevented the completion of the work
at the time specified, even if it were
delayed twenty-four hours beyond the
time. If his client would sign such a
document it would prove his utter
incapacity for the work in question.
The theory of letting was that there should be
a reserve of 15 per cent.sufficient to in
demni fy from all damage done by delay in
finishing the contract, and there was beside
bondsmen held in 25 per cent, of the whole
cost if the former did not cover the damage.
had never before seen such an iron clad
cut throat contract before.
Mr. DawsonYou candidly think it a safe
contract for the commissioner s?
Mr. OtisMost assuredly, but not for my
Mr. Lindeke The only point
you seem to dispute is the time, and that is
the point we think so important. If you
cannot do the work at the time, there are
lower bids than yours for June.
Mr. OtiaNo we are ready to complete
the work within the time trat not to forfeit
everything in case of something ocenrring
which could not be avoided. Und er this con
tract Mr. Bentley forfeits all rights of
Mr. DawsonThe great object of the com
missi on is to get the work done at the time
named. Mr. Bentley knew the chances, and
if he takes the contract he takes the
Mr. O'Brien admitted that the contract
drawn by him was an unusual one, but the
circumstances are unusual. framed the
contract so that if the work was undertaken
it would be finished. did not believe
Mr. Bentley would fign that contract if he
did not mean to carry it out in
good faith for if he did not fin
ish it the contract would make it
ruinous for him. has no right to come
to the board and contract one thing and do
another. If the commissioners want a loop
hole for the contractors to crawl through,
the contract is badly drawn, but if they wish
to hold him strictly to the letter of the speci
fication which becomes part of the contract,
then it is well drawn. Harsh and unusual
as it may be called, it simply binds the con
tractor to do as he promises. If
the board wish a contract which
says the work is to be done and by whi ch
everybody knows it will not be done, they
should adopt a contract like that suggested
by Mr. Bentley. If you do away with the
harsh features of the contract, and the con
tractor should fail to do his work, he can
plead the weather or engineer, or a thousand
other thing s, and the board has no remedy.
The damage theory is all bosh. It amounts
to this: If Mr. Bently fails to do the work
in the time specified the board can
finish it for him any time and
deduct the actual cost from the last payment,
and hand the balance to Mr. Bentley
would like to know that if Mr. Bentley-gave
his note for thirty days a banker would give
him sixty days to pay it i n.
Mr. Cochran espoused Mr. Bentley's
cause, saying he did not before understand,
and the contract was not drawn in accord
ance to instructions from the board.
Mr. O'BrienThe contract was drawn on
your own instructions.
Mr. CochranJust let me go on. If that
contract was published with the specifica
tions not a single bid would have been made.
should dislike to vote for a contract
whi ch would cut off any man's equity. And
he would no more sign such a contract than
he would try to fly.
Mr. DawsonThe question w*s discussed
fully this morning, and we were all agreed
Mr. CochianBut I did not understand
all about it.
Mr. O'BrienBut don't you know that no
contract can cut off equity claims?
Mr. Thornton asked that the specifications
bo read. After the specifications were read
Mr. Bentley made a long speech, in which
he asked the board what more they required
if they were fully protected. would be
willing to tbiow up the contract imme
diately if any one will step forward
and sign that contract would be
ashamed to go back to Milwaukee with it in
his pocket and ask his bondsmen to sign it.
Suppose that tho weather was bad and he
put up the abutmen ts and two piers so that
the superstructure could be commenced on
the 1st of December, and he kept ahead wath
the masomy and did not impede the progress
of the superstructure, would not that be
carrying out the spirit of the specification?
would be willing to relieve the board from
any responsibility arising from delaying
Mr. Dawson wanted it understood that the
specification called for the work to be finish
ed on December 1.
Mr. BentleyWe aie ready to do it by
Mr. O'BrienThen what objection can
the gentleman have to the contract?
Mr. OtisLegally the board has let the
contract, and Mr. Bentley has a right to go
on without any written contract.
The debate was continued in the
same strain for upwards of
two hours, Mr. Cochran contending
against the contract with Mr. Bentley, the
remainder of the board holding out in favor
of the contract drawn by Mr. O'Brien. The
point contended for by Mr. Bentley was to
guard against pecuniary loss if he failed to
complete the work in the specified time, and
the board, or at least some of its members,
felt it their du ty to pi event granting the
contract on the December ter ms to the preju
dice of those who bid for the June.
It was ultimately agreed that
Mr. Bentley have drawn up a contract which
he would be willing to sign, and submit it
to the board this morning. The board the
A Slovenly Piece of Work.
The most stupendous piece of stupidity
that ever emanated from the brain of a
man pretending to be an engineer is the
specification sent forth by Mr. Sewall for
contractors to furnish their bids for the Foit
Sneiling bridge piers. The specifications
have already borne their legitimate fiuit in
the squabble that has occurred in the board
of commissioners in letting the work for
the understructure, and where the squabble
will end it is impossible now to predict.
Beginning with the piling, the specifica
tion says "the piles shall be of oak, elm,
tamarac or Norway pine timber." This
gives a contractor either the choice of select
ing one of four kinds of timb er for the piles,
or of mixing his piles as best suited his ad
vantage of purchases. I any case, one
man might figure on oak and another on
tamarac, the latter being the cheaper, while
the other is the more substantial, and thus
the bidder on the tamarac would secure the
work. Again, the piles have to be "driven
until they will not penetrate more than one
inch to a blow of 40,000 foot-pounds for five
successive blows." but the specifications fail
to state if the piles must be driven perpen
dicularly. A pile driven slantingly will
drive with infinitely more difficulty than
one directed perpendicularlywill resist a
greater blowand yet will altogether be
wanting as a means of successful foundation.
The specification for the masonry is the
slimmest affair on record. I fails to desig
nate the thickness of the stone in the
courses, and a contractor, if he so desired,
could build the whole ot rabble, especially as
the term "header" never once appears
in the document. The grave defect in the
specification of not denominating the thick
ness of the stone to be used leaves the con
tractor at liberty to use whatever quality
and thickness of stone he can procure the
cheapest. I was understood that the stone
to be used in the abutments was to be ob
tained from the quraries belonging to Bishop
Grace, but that is omitted in the specifica
tions, and it becomes a question if that very
omission is not the "nigger in the fence."
It is a curious circumstance also that,
while the dimensions and quality of the
stone to be placed in the abutments are
studiously omitted, the nature of the rnortar
is as studiously inserted, and that is left to
the test and approval of the engineer. Con
sidering a former little investigation as to
cement used^ in city contracts, in which
the engineer figured somewhat unfortunately,
it would seem as if, he was the last man to
test and approve any mortar.
Then the engineer is empowered to stop
the work whenever he may deem fit. O that
matter, he is constituted the grand high mogul
of the whole business, and is monarch of all
he surveys, making the commission to noth
ingness. The evil of this provision of the
specification consists in the erection of an
absolute one-man power. The contractor
and the engineer may disagree as to when
the work shall stop, or as to when it shall
proceed, and between the two a big sized
lawsuit may result, but the contractor in any
event cannot be held responsible for delays
in the completion of the work or any imper
fections in construction, for that individual
can fall back npou the original specifications,
which are and *mist bean essential part
CITY CKLOBUMS. -4? *jS
The Great Western band attracted immensely
at Grote's last evening.
The Northwestern left St. Louis for St. Paul
at noon of Tuesday.
The State board of equalization will meet in
this city on the 3d prox.
The Minnesota will leave at noon to-day, and
the Diamond at 9 A. M.
The Pioneer Relief association held its regu
lar monthly meeting last evening.
The ladies' swimming train to Lake Elmo
was largely patronized yesterday afternoon.
The brick work upon the capitol extension
is being prosecuted with marvelous rapidity.
The Clinton arrived yesterday at 11 A. M., de-
parting at 4 p. M., with excellent trips each
Edwin Darwin went to the stone pile yester
day for a drunk. So much for the theory of
The Polander, who was BO seriously injured
on Monday night, is progressing favorably at
St. Joseph's hospital.
No further information was received yester
day respecting the removal to St. Paul of the
The river declined yesterday two and a half
inches, and now marks a depth of three feet
nine and a half inches.
Peter Leo was yesterday assessed $4 and costs
in the municipal court for a drunk, and was
sent to the stone pile in default.
Improvements have been going on quite ex
tensively of late in rear of the block on Jack
son street, between Fourth and Fifth.
The block of land facing on Fourth street, at
the corner of Sibley, is to be improved by the
erection thereon of a magnificent business
A man selling stomach bitters established
himself on Bridge square last evening, and
managed to secure the biggest crowd of the
A new set of telegraph instruments of the
most elegant description has been recently
placed in the office of the St. Paul, Stillwater
and Taylors Falls railroad.
"The hiui of the harvester" was heard in
the court house square yesterday afternoon, one
of 8heriff King's employes being em.aged in
cutting: the grass that had obtained too rank a
The arrivals for this week at the Merchants
were as follows: Monday, 173 Tuesday, 147
and yesterday, 140. Last woek th' le were two
days whereon the arrivals numbered 184 and
A young fellow, supposed to be old in ciime,
was landed at the cooler at 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon by means of a dray, in a state of
beastly intoxication. His name could not be
Ephraim Whitney, a lumberman employed
by Martin & Co., was arrested yesterday after
noon at 4:30 o'clock in such a helpless con
dition that he had to be conveyed on an ex
A gold watch, belonging to a lady passenger
by the Clinton, was stolen fiom her state room
on the passage from Winona to this city. Com
plaint was made in the matter to the police in
this city on the arrival ot the boat.
The Claiendon hotel office has been under
going a Eeries of alterations which greatly fa
cilitate its usefulness, as well as making it
None the least improvement is
the addition of a mail box to the "counter
Samuel Elkins and John, each sentenced on
June 22, 1877, in Stearns|county, to a one-year's
term in the penitentiary for burglary, were
yesterday restored to citizenship by Gov. Pills
bury, they having completed their terms less
The abutments for the Rice street sewer are
almost completed to Foit street from College
avenue, and the arching for the same distance
is well under way. That portion which is fin
ished between College and Summit avenues
has been nearly all filled in.
Railway Mail Superintendent Bean has been
instrumental in securing an arrangement
whereby Excelsior, Hennepin county, will here
after be supplied by steamer across Lake Min
netonka from Wazata. The new system of
mail service went into operation yesterday.
Day before yesterday, the wife of a vaiiety
performer in this city took a dose of laudanum
with the view of her immediate arrival at king
dom come. Fortunately or unfortunately, just as
the case may be considered, the quantity taken
was too large, and defeated the intention of the
Hon. Daniel Cameron, of La Crescent, Hous
ton county, has been appointed a fish commis
sioner by Gov. Pillsbury. Mr. Cameron's term
of office will extend for three years after the
date of his appointment, and is in accordance
with the provisions oi chapter 42 of the general
laws of the last legislative session.
The royal edict of the "Nationals" of this
State has been issued. We now await the or
der of Major General Starkey and Surgeon
General Berkman, summoning the "sov
ereign" committee to the annual conclave of
the Workmgmen, Eefoim, etc., etc., party.
Toot the notes of war, "me Luds."
The hotels at White Bear have combined and
engaged the Gieat Western band to play on
the lake every ihursday evening from 7 to 10
o'clock. This evening, after the lake concert
there will be a ball at Leip's hotel, music by
the Great Western, from 10 to 12. Trains will
leave White Bear for St. Paul at 10 p. M. and
12 P. M.
Jacob Koepp was arraigned in the municipal
court yesterday morning on a charge of obtain
ing money under fake pretences. repre
sented to John Klein, saloon keeper of 106
Wabashaw street, that he held funds in the
German-American bank, and, on the strength
thereof, secured a loan of $10. The prisoner
was held to await the action of the grand jury.
Patrick Kelly lives in Reserve township, and
got upset out of his wagon on Tuesday at the
Seven corners. Getting excited, he used un
seemly language toward Patrolman O'Keefe,
and paid fine and costs to the tune of $10.85
therefor. A second charge against him for
selling cattle upon the streets without a li
cense, was forgiven, as he did not know a li
cense was necessary.
Tne Milwaukee Wisconsin of the 5th irl.
says: "Win. Hunston, a passenger on the St.
Paul train, which arrived from Chicago last
evening, was taken very ill just before the train
reached this city, and was removed to the
South Side station, thence to the county hos
pital for treatment, his ailment being inflama
mation of the lungs. Hunston was en route
from St. Louis to his home at St. Paul.
Patrick Dorsey was in P. Reagan's saloon
night before last, when in stepped Delos Jones,
who treated Dorsey and Michael McDermott.
The treating went on until Jones got drank.
and lost money amounting to $13. Accusing
McDermott of the theft, Jones was promptly
knocked down by Mac, who escaped. Dorsey
yesterday appeared in the municipal court, and
was held until McDermott could be arrested.
A few villainous-looking tramps are occasion
ally seen hovering about the outskirts of the
city daring the day, and occasionally taking a
look around the city after nightfall. One
fellow applied at a farm house on the out
skirts of West St. Paul, and when asked why
he didn't go to work in the harvest field dis
played a roll of greenbacks containing several
hundred dollars, with the remark: "What ud I
want to work fur."
Unwittingly an injustice was done P. Reagan
in yesterday's GLO BE in the account of the rob
bery of Delos Jones. I appears that Mr. Rea
gan did all in his power for the detection and
the arrest of the thief, having sent out for the
police and having done his utmost to bring
home the crime upon the guilty man and
toward securing his locking up. Any one who
knows Mr. Reagan is well aware that he would
not lend himself to any act of dishonesty.
After much effort the Rev. Dr. J. P. Newman,
of New York, formerly of.Washington, haabeen
induced to deliver a lecture in this city.
will speak at the Opera House on the 20th inst.,
taking for his subject "Our CountryIts Mis
sions and its Future." Dr. Newman is one of
the most eloquent of American divines, and
his lecture will no doubt be well worth listen*
THE ST PAUL DAILY GLOBE THURSDAY MOKNING, AUGUST 8, 1878.
ingto. I will probably be the last opportu
tunity St. Paulites will have of hearing him.
There he stood, in the vestibule of the Mer
chants hotel, wiping the perspiration from his
manly browevidently a granger. His eyes
became fixed upon the fire extinguisher.
made a rash for the said "machine," turned
the faucet, and fizz, fizz, brought Col. Allen,
'who seized the astonished granger by the coat
collar and exclaimed, "What in th-th-th-hunder
are you trying to do?" The weak granger
gasped, "I-'B-water." Said the Colonel, '"Ice
water? why, you cotton seed, that's a fire ex-
THE SISSETON AGENCY.
A Special Agent of the Interior Depart
ment E Route to Investigate Its Manage-
mentGen. Sibley Invited to Join Him.
the train of yesterday\f ternoon on the
St. Paul & Pacific road ex-Lt.-Gov. J. W
Bullis, of Iowa, started from this city for
the Sisseton Indian agen cy in Dakota, just
beyond the western border of the State.
Gov. Bullis goes there as the special agent of
the interior department to inquire into the
truth of the serious charges pending against
the agent. It will be remembered by readeis
of the GLOBE that Gabriel Renville, the
principal chief of the Sissetons, known by
reputation at least to all early settlers of
Minnesota, has twice visited St. Paul within
a few months back for the purpose of having
an investigation ordered. I is reported
that he caused formal charges to be present
ed at "Washington against the agent, Maj.
E. C. Hooper, and that on his last visit
here he received an assurance, coming indi
rectly from Secretary Schurz, that an inves
tigation would be had as soon as the depart
ment could find a man willing to undertake
it who would do justice to all concerned.
The selection of Gov. Bullis is commended
by acquaintances of that gentleman in this
The charges brought by Renville against
Agent Hooper are said to accuse him of in
competency and unfaithfulness, in that he is
not capable of managing the affairs of an
Indian reservation and that he has convert
ed agency property and Indian supplies to
the use of himself, his relatives and
others. Maj. Hooper, who was formerly
a paymaster of volunteers, was appointed
from Maine and is credited, or charged,
rather, to the Indian quota of the Congrega
tional church. Vague rumor has associated
with that church Senator Blaine as also re
sponsible for Mrjor Hooper's appointment.
His failure as an Indian agentwhich may
be taken for granted because of his probable
unfamiliarity with Indians, and the fair pre
sumption that a man of his age, if of ability
to qualify him for the office, would not have
moved all the way from Maine to Dakota
for the miserable salary which an honest
agent can earnis but one of many illustra
tions of the weakness of the system of selec
tion which prevails in Indian bureau ap
W understand that Secretary Hchuiz has
requested that Gen. Sibley, of this city,
shall join Gov. Bullis in the investiga
tion, and that a telegram was
yesterday sent to Gen. Sibley, at Bismarck,
whe re he arrived last evening with the
Northern Pacific excursion party, requesting
him to return by way of the St. Paul &
Pacific road, to meet Gov. Bullis at Her
mann, and thence accompany him to the
Sisseton agency. Gov. Bullis was accom
panied from here by Major Hamilton, the
predecessor of Major Hooper at the agen cy
whose familiarity with agency affairs and
acquaintance with the Indians may be of
considerable service in the investigation.
THE STATE JB'AIR.
The Colt RaceThe Improvements Being:
Made at the Grounds.
There will be no event among the multi
tude at the forthcoming State fair that will
attract greater attention than the race for the
Minnesota breeders' colt stakes. The simp le
fact is that the occasion will inaugurate a
series of trials likely to become as famous as
the local races in Kentucky. The same
stock is here, and the same results may be
fairly expected as to speed and endurance
upon the trotting track. The entries for
this race have already been note d,
but tho purse was finally concluded
upon yesterday. The turn of s?800,
a most liberal offer, is hung up, to be divid
ed in four prizes of $400, $200, $.125 and
$75. The raco will occur on the 4th prox.,
and has already awakened a vast amount of
interest outside the State.
A visit to the State fair giounds yesterday
developed the fact that the new horse stables
are about completed, and are now bei ng
painted. The yards are being mown and
otherwise tiimmed. "Work upon the en
largement of the amphitheatre is being pros
ecut ed vigorously, and it will be one of the
finest and magnificent structures of its class
in the country when completed. The
entries pouri ng in for space in the
general exhibition buildings are becoming
so vast and unprecedented that the immedi
ate enlargement of the structures has been
entered upon. Among other impiovements
may be noted the fact that the railroad track
to the grounds is guaranteed to be in first
class order a we ek before the fair takes place,
and in this connection it may be stated that
tho highroads leading to the grounds will be
laid in apple-pie order.
lhe racing posters were received yester
day, and are the most unique of their class
ever seen in this section.
TBefore Judge O'Gorman.'i
Mis. M. B. Witcher was adjudged to be in
sane upon an examination made by Drs. Mur
phy and Hagan and the judge of probate, and
was sent to St. Peter asylum yesterday.
[Before Associate Justice O'Brien.J
Peter Leo, Ed. Derwin and Thomas Brazille
were convicted of drunkenness. Leo was fined
$4, and $2.85 costs, which he paid. Derwin
fined $2, and 2 costs paid and Brazille was
sentenced to four days at the workhouse.
Patrick Kelly disorderly. Fined $7, and
$3.60 costs, which were paid. was also
charged with unlawfully selling cows in the
city market the case was dismissed.
Frank Deck nuisance. Given till the 8th to
Maria Bouzek disorderly. Complaint with
drawn on payment of costs, $2.
Pat Dorsey larceny from the person of Delos
James. Continued one week.
Jacob Koepp. obtaining money under false
pretenses. Held to await the action of the
grand jury, and committed in default of $300
Peter Bender and Anne Mintzer, violation
of fire ordinance. Continued for one week.
William Dawson vs.. Mertha C. Vri!?ht, ac
tion for lestitution of ctitaiu nieiiii-n-? Case
tried and judgment for restitution enteied.
!.QuailsIng yZM* er,
The equalization board submitted ptient
to long and tedious talks jfesteiday morn
ing from applicants for reduction in assess
ments. Mr. W Lindeke occupied the at
tention of the board for a length of time,
connection with his property in block 18,
Robert and Randall's addition, but all he
gained was a reference back to Assessor
Col. Hewitt was not the poorest advocate,
his eloquence obtaining a reduction of $750
on improvements on each of the lots middle
lot 5, blo ck 4. and east lot 5, block 36,
St. Paul proper. His other application on
behalf of C. E Dickerman for reduction on
lot 12, Smith & Lott's out lots, was referred
to Alderman Griggs.
A. R. Capehart's petition for a reduction
of his assessment on 1 0 acres in town 29,
range 22, from $1,750 to $1,200 was refused.
The board adjourned until 1 0 A. to
from Collector Bickel returned yesterday
W. R. Bennett and his partner, A. E. Gris
sel, merchants of Worthington, are in the city
on a brief visit.
Mrs. Wm. J. Reese, of Lancaster, 0.sister
of General and Secretary Sherman, is spend
ing a few days with her son, Col. H. B. Reese,
paymaster U. S. A., at the Merchants hotel.
At the Clarendon: J. W. Hay, Chicago W.
C. Wheeler, Miss L. A. Wheeler, Dubuque,
la. Dr. J. W. Smith. Minneapolis J. J. Walk
er, Cnicago G. H. Warren, Minneapolis A. W.
Readell, Le Mars, la. J. B. Sloan, Sioux City
A. H. Johnson, Frank Melville, Chicago J. G.
Baker, Stoughton Mrs. Sarah Lake, Muskegon,
la. Mrs. Olive Vleit, Muddy Creek, Minn.
Arrivals at the Metropolitan: J. R. Graves,
Chicago H. 0 Alouson and wife, Des Moines
Miss Sarah A. Nye, Beloit, Wis. T. S.Lee, Bal
timore i Mrs. Davis and daughter, Syracuse
W. Ramsay, Miss Ingman. Madison A. P. Red
field and wife, Chicago Frank Stewart, Albany
N. Y. A. J. Cantell, Buffalo Mrs. F. R. Haw
ley, Litchfield A. W. Slyback, wife, nve child
ren and nurse, St. Louis Miss Jessie Mc
Comb, St. Louis H. N. Crowsett, J. Adams,
Faribault R. C. Judson, Farmington John
C. Thompson, New York Mrs. Dr. Bartlett,
St. Peter: E J. Strausky, D. Jenner,
Milwaukee, W. G. Clough, Portage, Wis.
A. Avery, Chicago Alex. Wilson and two
daughters Eunice Cobb, Mineral Point S. M.
Hovey, Boston Floyd R. Coleman, U.
Coleman, New Orleans Miss D. F. Vail, Chi
cago Dr. J. N. Daniels, Dr. J. E Bowers, G.
W. Dryer, St. Peter C. L. Higbee, Miss Sue
Higbee, Pittsfield, 111: D. Hess and wife,
Miss Nettie Hess, Wm. Loomis and wife,
Naperville Maurice Stansky, New York: Miss
G. W. Flower, Miss Mary Flower, Miss Annie
Cadwell, Miss Nellie Cad well, F. G. Flower,
Watertown. N Y. T. Vail, Chicago Geo.
Stark and wife. New York L. Mansonee and
boy, Chicago A. Ackenhemsen, Milwaukee.
At the Merchants, Aug. 7: D. S. Kremer,
Lemsburg C. P. Johnston, S. K. Stone. White
Bear lake F. A. Dam, St. Cloud J. H. Spencer,
Mrs. J. E. Moony, Mrs. E. S. Moony, Clayton,
Wis. J. P. Stevens, Boston M. H. Cochran,
California E. M. Kiser, Edenburg, Pa. W. G.
Foster, Mankato A. Christopherson, Albert
Lea W. S. Farquahr, Stillwater J. Mount
gomery. Jefferson City, Mo. H. B. Chamberhn,
Chicago T. G. Mealey, Monticello D.L. Sbep
hard, Washington, 111. H. Randies. Sandwich
R. W. Skelton. Milwaukee C. H. Fisher, Win
neconne A.LowlesR, New York: John C. Gault,
Milwaukee: A. Bouckeler, St. Louis: H.
O'Neill, Milwaukee W. C. Kimball, New York:
C. B. Nanfelt, South Bend D. K. Townsend,
contracting agent for 4-Paugh show Peter Ort,
Sheboygan W. S. Wright, Portage. N. Bautiu,
Bayfield H.M.Peyton, Duluth M. H. Aun
derson and wife, Glenwood C. J. Wilson and
wife, Worthington Call Gutheiz, St. Louis
Miss S. Murphy, Memphis: F. R. Stewett, Red
Wing L. C. Clemens and wife, Farmington A
Macdonald and wife, Winnipeg S. F. Hub
bard, Boston F. 1'. Gaidner, St. Louis C. M.
Fox, Chicago: V. Luackenbush, Red Oak, la.
G. W. Hornell, J. H. Bowler. Oregon, Ills. P,
K. Seaman, Clinton C. H. Knapp. Le Mara,la
Wm. Kelly, St. Louis Mrs. H. F. Smiley. La
Crosse Mibs Brackett, Farmington Miss Fay,
Stillwater Miss N. M. Crooker, E. C. Palmer
and wife, Mrs. Landers, Des Moines J. E.
Wood, J. E. Wood, Montgomery, Ills. A. J.
Bells. Chicago R. W. Petre, Duluth W. R.
Bennett. A. E. Grepsell, J. Lowe.Woithington
C. C. Stow ell, Fort Conall W. YanEps. Sioux
Falls E. C. Sherman and family. Dubuque.
Mis. E. C. Breaslev and wife, Washington
G. W. Gaidner, J*. G. Scott, Galena E. J.
Moore. New York J. W. Murdock, Miss M. E.
Murdock, Wabashaw: Mr. Van Horn, Fort
Wadswoith: W. A. Ficeland, Iowa J. H.
Gates, St. Cloud: Miss C. B. Ross, Minneapo
lis J. E. Miles, Mt. C&uoll: J. L. Gistore and
wife, Waterloo, Iowa S. H. Gregg and wife.
Crawfordeville, Iowa W. R.Stephens, Chicago
W. P. Fostei, C. Armknecht, Burlington J. D.
Robie. Belknap H.S.Allen, Chippewa Falls
I. Lincoln, Shakopee A. Paul, New York A.
B. Bobbins, Willmai.
A SIN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Hon' the Chicago Heathen Were Enter
tained at a Sunilny School Banquet.
A Ching Yuen, the aristocrat, wo re a
black satin jacket, a straw hat jauntily tipped
on one side of his head, and new felt shoes,
which made no sound as he proudly trod
across the floor. Bo, bei ng only a hired
man on moderate wages, could not be ex-
pected to "rag out" veiy well, but he was
neat if not gaupy. A Sam Chon g, Fong
Sang, Low Lee, Gin, and the rest of the
fourteen Celestials who were present at the
banquet (there are twenty-one who actually
belong to the Sunday-school) were arrayed
in much the same scale of splendor as
It is now two months since the Chinese
Sunday-school was started in an upper room
of Farwell Hall, and aheady it has attained
a place among the piominent religion-, in
stitutions of the city. A eccentric man
with a queer historyDavid Joneswas
the founder of it. Born in Wales, he has
lived a vagabond life as a kind of itinerant
missionary in Egypt, Spain, and the far
West of America. lived for several years
in the Chinese quarter in Evanston,
Wyoming Territory, and thus acquired a
knowledge of the Chinese language. At
present be is a guest of the aristocrat, Ching
Yuen, whe is sole proprietor of a laundry at
N o. 87 West Madison street, and is leported
to be wor th as much as 6,000. Mr. Jones
lives with Ching Yuen in the rear part of
the basement where the laundry is located.
It was a great day for the Chinese, was
yesteiday. The pupils of the Sunday-school
had extended a formal invitation to their
teachers to participate in a banquet at the
close of the regular exercisf s. It was a sort
of return compliment for tue dinner given
to the Chinamen by the teachers on the Sun
day after the Fourth of July. It must be
understood that A Sin is just as inde
pendent and pioud as his American brother.
Only the other day, when a party of Chinese
were invited out to visit the Rev. Mr.
Humphreys at Oak Park, they hired livery
carnages and were drive a out in style at
about three times the expense of railroad
The regular Sunday-school exercises were
gone through as usual. A peculiarity tms
Sunday-school is that there is a teacher lor
every pupil. Most of the teachers aie ladies.
The teaching is necessarily simple in its
scope, as few of the almond-eyed scholars
can speak English. There is "an English
Chinese primer, with pictures in it, and hang
ing against the wall are large charts on
wnich are printed in Chinese characters the
Lord's Prayer. "Praise God. from whom all
blessings flow," and the Ten Command
ments. Of course there is plenty of singing.
The favnte piece with the pupi ls is "Come
to Jesus," althou gh they like "The old. old
story" and "I am so glad that Jesus loves
There was a short intermission between
the Sunday-school and dinner, which was
spent in social chat, teachers and pupils
mixing together without reserve. The
Chinamen were studiously polite, and,
strange to say, not afflicted with any shyness
or diffidence. Some unpleasantness arose
from the fact tnat the hotel-keeper who sup
plied the dinner had sent over common
knives and forks. This was resented by the
leading Chinses, who insisted on having
nothing less than silver, and their ire was
only abated by having better knives and
forks substituted. When all were ready the
company sat down at the table, each teacher
bei ng escorted to her place by her own pupil,
who gravely took his seat beside her. Grace
was said by the Rev. Mr. Humphreys, and
all fell to with a zest. The Chinese used
the knives and forks as skillfully as if they
had never heard of chop-sticks/
These Chinese are said to he extremely
grateful for the attention shown them by the
'Melican ladies, and have manifested their
gratitude by making them several choice
presents. One of the ladies was recently
presented with an elegant and costly silk and
ivory fan, imported from China, and another
has been notified that there is a pair of shoes
coming for her all the way from that far-off
shore. Evidently the "Heathen Chinee" of
this city is either exceptionally good, or else
he has been misrepresented on the Pacific
A PRESIDENT'S SON.
John Tyler, Jr.Poverty and, Dissipation
A Checkered Life.
Among the characters of note I met in
Florida was John Tyler, Jr., son of Presi-
dent Tyler. must be nearly sixty years
of age, and resembles to an extraordinary
degree his father. Even in tne extreme
poverty of his later years he preserved a
dignified carriage, a fondne ss for plush vests,
standing collars and white neckties. I his
conversation, which is very learned and at
times highly enjoyable, he never allows you
to forget two things, to wit: that he is a
Virginian, and that his father was Preside nt
of the United States.
Although Preside nt Tyler's mother was
heiress to considerable wealth, and the
President is said to have retired from the
Chair of State rich, theie was nothing to
come to the children after the father's death
in 1862. Robert Tyler, the eldest son, led a
modest life in Montgomery, Alabama, whe re
for many years, and to tne time of his
death, which occurred five or six months
ago, he was editor of a Democratic paper.
The only daughter has for yeais been ah
intimate of the Louise Home, in Washing
ton, that charity founded by Mr. Corcoran
for indigent women of refinement. John
Tyler, Jr., was private secretary to his
father, and the idol of a brilliant coteiie of
first Troy Whigs and afterward Democrat s,
accordingly as his father faced. For the
last twenty years, however, few have been
his friends, and great has been his poverty.
married a Virginia lady of culture, from
whom incompatibility led to a permanent
separation. His domestic troubles many be
lieved, affected his brain, and led him more
than ever into the paths of dissipation.
When I became city editor of tho Daily
Union, at Jacksonville, early in the winter
of 1875, Mr. Tyler was editor of the Obscrra',
a seven-column folio weekly paper published
in the interest of the Republican party at
Fernandina. It might have had between
three and four hundred circulation. His
editorials, besides bei ng very correct, weie
remarkable for their length. They bristled
from beginning to end with capitals, small
caps and italic. One of his editorials, I le
member. filled fourteen and one-half
columns, more than two whole pages of the
paper. The Obxerrer office soon after this
WAS totally destroyed by fire. Mi Tyler
then came to Jacksonville, wheie he re
mained until midsummer, living altogether
upon money borrowed upon mslallmenti of
5 and ^10. Most of the time up to the 1st
ot May. when he joined the Good Templars
and declaied he would reform, he was under
the influence of liquor.
Being upon one occasion upbraided for
thus giving away to his appetite, he squaiely
faced the speaker and exclaimed, waving his
hand majestically, and with a fieiy gleam in
"Mr. they call me a drunkard, when
the blood of an bundled years of Viigima's
choicest chivalry throbs in my veins!"
Some time previous to this he was Tal
lahassee, where, with little cause, he became
possessed with the idea that some political
opponents contemplated making an assault
upon him. Having opposed, in his paper
and otherwise, the carrying of concealed
weapons, he would not stultify his lecord be
procuring a revolver. But he did purchaby
a heavy mill-saw file, from twenty to twenty
four inches in length, whi ch he closely
wrapped a newspaper and earned in his
hands about the streets of the Capital for
nearly a foitnight.
Late one night he ai.d an old-time ac
quaintance went into a saloon and called for
the standard Southern beveragewhisky.
Mr. Tyler's friend filled his glass, when tho
evil-hearted bar-tender, by a quick move
ment, exchanged the bottle of whisky for a
bottle of peppersauce. With the latter J)
Tyler filled his tumbler to the bum, and
with a toast having some refeience to hi3 an
cestry, swallowed it without taking breath.
Before he could set the glass down his face
was a perfect blaze, and gie at tears ro'led
from his eyes. Bringing his clenched hand
down upon the counter he exclaimed to the
bar-tender: "Mi. Otis, that's the vilest
liquor I ever diank!" In about ten minutes
the repoit came in that he was perfectly
About 111 M. an hour when every thing
is rushing in a morning newspaper oihee,
Mr. Tyler came into my room and was in
formed with some firmness that I could not
be interrupted. Bates, foreman in the news
room, was at one time in the government
printing office in Washington, and theie
knew Mr. Tyler, and had much sympathy
for him. took him into the composin g
room and seated him at a small table bemde
the proof-reader. Mr. Tyler asked for and
was given paper, which he commenced to
covei with cabalistic sig ns that no h\mg
person could interpret, lemaiking half aloud
as he wrote: "That's strong'."' "God, am't
that powerful!" "Ah, that's the best sen
tence I ever wrote,'" etc. Having filled
about thirty pages he said, peremptonly:
"Bates, I want you to put that in as editorial
to-morrow morning." then bowed his
head on the table and slept, 'lhe foieinan,
with the assistance of one or two compo si
tors, then carr.ed him to the back part of
the room, removed his coat, vest and shoes
and laid him out on a pile of old newspapers,
whe re he was still sleeping when I got down
to the office at nine o'clock the following
A hour later he turned out and went up
to the Grand National hotel, and into the
barber-shop. The knight of the razor asked
him if he would have a shave. was will
in g. Hair cut? Yes. bhampooj* Of course.
The barber was elated. stiaightened out
his customer's battered hat, brushed his
clothes with much care, and stood mute
while Mr. Tyler, with all his Virginia dig,
nity, measuredly said: I have no money!"
and walked out. The barber, as soon as "he
recovered from his astonishment, followed
his unknown customer to the hotel office
and demanded payment. Several gentle
men who knew Mr. Tyler were about. One
of them stepped up and paid the bill.
A piominent citizen of Jacksonville had
given Mr. Tyleir crt dit at one of the saloons
Upon bei ng remonstrated with, the citizen
lephed: '"Why, I think he is sight bet
ter man drunk than he is sober."
Abont the middle of May he announced
himself to lectuie Metropolitan Hall, giv
ing the following as the title of his lecture:
The Primordial Law as Regards Mankind
in Society and Government, in Accordance
with which the Race is Maintained in Pro s
perity and Happiness or Otherwise Destroy
ed, Togeth er with their Institutions." Only
some twenty people attended, no one else
having finished reading the title until several
days afterward. The lecture, a number of
years ago. was delivered in Washington,
Louisiville, St. Louis, and other cities, by
Mr. Tyler, and won great favor from learned
me n. The Washington Tntelliuenccr, I re
member, spoke of it as logical and exhaus
tive in covering the experiences of nations,
sounding the very depths of law, and evok
ing the principles of theolog y.
A before said, Mr. Tyl er seems unable to
get alo ng in the world, althou gh he has a
fine college education, is a deep thinker, a
vigorous writer, a complete master of the
theory of political economy and the history
of government. Twice President Grant ap
pointed him postmaster at Jacksonville, and
twice he was rejected by the Senate.
was appointed United States district attorney
for the Southern district of Florida, but de
clined the office on the ground that the fees
were inadequate. I Washington he after
ward entered into competiti ve e-animation
for a $1,200 clerkship and failed, being un
able to answer a large percentage of the
questions. This fact being published drew
from him a long letter to Noah's Sunday
Times, of New York, bewailing the degen
eracy of the present as compared with his
civil service reform that would admit to ft
clerkship a stripling of little education and
reject the son of a President who did as
much for this country as his father did.
Chicago Shoemakers Striking.
CHICAGO, Aug. 7.8bc hundred journeymen
shoemakers of this city struck this morning
for an advance of wages from $9 to $12. They
have refused the offer of the employers to com
promise on $10.50 per week. The employers
declare that is a liberal price and the best they
can offer and that if it is not accepted they can
and will get their work done in the East at less
prices. There are 1,000 shoemakers of this
class in Chicago, and these who have not already
struck threaten to do so. The Btrike includes
all the leading v, holesale house?.
Cuba's AfflictionsTariff. Tellow Tever
and Small Pox.
HAVVN*, Aug. 7.Cuban merchants and
planters to-day filed an address to the King of
Spain lajing before him the mjtuy inflicted on
island and Spanish vessel owners by the high
duties levied on sugars in Spain.
There were 104 deaths from jellow fever and
63 from small pox Havana Julj.
Auction sale of fine
See want column.
piano and furniture
Soldiers' Additional Homesteads for sale by
MORTON. MOOKE & Co.,
Pioneer Press building.
The handbomest suite of bachelor's quartern
in the city for rent, with furniture for sale at
a great bargain. House contains all the mod
ern conveniences. Location most desirable.
Inquire at this office.
M'GKEGOK.August 6th, John R. McGregor, aged
Funeral fiom the residence of Robert Holmes, 31
W llitama street, at 9 o'clock St. this day
UPRIGHT PIANO AND flNh. FCK
Mll'KE A AUCTION.I will sell at No. 121
Heafeaiit aM'iiue, comer of Sherman street, Thurs
day August 8th, at 10 o'clock M., one elegant Lp
ngat PUMIO. "ili
o.ta\e, made the well known
maker, Hauhuau, of York, made to order, aud
cost in eah S^O in perleet ordei, onl used two
jearfa This is the best ui'-trumciit e\er ottered at
auction in St. Paul. One "piendid brown rejM Parlor
bint, beaut ifull trimmed t\so f-hade^ of browu
made to order aud cost Sl"-
Io uot fail to bee
this suite it you want something elegant Splendid
Brussels aud Ingram Carpets, two elegant Folding
Easy Chairs, cos-t $25.H eai one splendid Marble
top (.'enter Table, othei center tables, one beautiful
l)res-ing-ease Suite as good as ucw, Bedsteads, 15n-
A\ ashstaniK, one splendid Hat-iack, with
nurioi, cut-t j^J'UK', t.\ i npiug Chans, oae Exten
sion Table, Cane Chairs, and i laige lot ol Hous
Furnishing Goods All the above goods te of the
latest design, and lia.e bten well caied lor J. "\1.
A\ \RN'Eli, \nctioneer 205-JOO
LIT 1/1. HOME VI AUC-
TION. siU, on Mondaj, \ugust 12th, at
10 o'clock A. M. t-harp, on the premises, lots 8 aud ot
block lb, ot Anhton aud Sherburne addition. These
lots aie situated on Bioadwaj ua alley street, and
la\ coz one stor\ cottage house, burn, well, cis
tern, woodshed aud other uuiiro\ ements. A decided
chance lor any one ni search of sung home at their
own price, as the propeitv )ni\f In -oltl
V. T. XVVANU.H.
200 CVnmiissiou Auctioneei.
A UCTION ^DAUMsTRAlOU'8 SALE Posi-
x\. U\e sale auction of the estate of August
Gutshus, deceased. I will bell on the pnnnses ou
Tuesday, August 20th, negmniug at 10 lo
bhcix), a \er valuable stup ot giouud onBroadwaj.
between FonitU aud jfcifth streets, about '.Hi feet long
and 21 feet deen.
I will u xt sell on the premises ut 12 o'clock M. ot
the same daj, the pro/ertj described as the uoitli
wtst qnaiter of lot 5 oi liviue out lots to St. Paul.
This tine residt nee propeits lb situated on Collins
street, about 8*2 feet from Mam sheet, and lus a
Iioutage ol about 82 leet bj 111.
At the same hour and at the last named piemises
I will ted the ball iue of the estate, beginning with
lot '2J, block 2, Higland addition to St. Paul, being
,the uuithejKt corner ol Third sheet and Ma] le ave
nue. ry large aud beautiful lot
The next in ordei will he lot 18, block 1, Highland
addition to fet. Panl, beuig th* southeast orne of
Fifth sh-eft aud Maple avenue dimensions, itix.li'J
This lot adjoins the tuif rtsnle'ice piopcrtj of James
O. Fanell, Lstj., and in ally oveilooks whole, citv.
'lhe tilth aud last piece ol piopeity is lot 9 ot .1 1
Tostevm'H subdivision of part of 1 jt 2.i ot Jlojt out
lots to ht. Paul, trouhug on Jt nks, nnar Arkwright
street. Si/e, 42x1 A.
P. T. WAN U.ll.
2JC Commission Auctioneer.
HON.ASSIGNEE'S SVEE OF GROCER-
IES AT VrClION. I wi''sell the comer of
Seventh ami Robert streets, on Friday, August 0th,
btgjnn'ug at 10 lock A. M., a general retail stock
ot groceries belonguigto Tohu Schnos, asstgnrd.
P. KAVAKACIH, omii'ission Aurtloueu. 20i-
OST. TEN POELARS RE\V\RD Lost at
White Beai Etke, on or about the '25th of July,
a wallet cont uumg a ($50.0()t note and ottui papers.
The abo\eieward will hepudou Hturning it to the
owner, W. W. AM BBFR, at White BLai Ea'io.
MONEY TO LOAN,
O W lam now prejared
supply money upon good
HAS. ETHFKIJK.E, St. Paul.
PAEM TO RESIT.
fjlOE KENT.A Farm i.t Lake Corno. eompusiDg
Jj all the Impioved Land within limits ol the so
called Lake Como Park, ljmg north ot the "Lake
Johann^ Road," togtthei with the Buildings and
othei lmpioveineuts situate thereon, the -ame being
known as the Ajd piece. By order of the Commit
tee on Public Parks, M. O'CONNOR,
lld-tf (.lij Clerk
,10R SALEOne ol the unest residences in lower
Large lot, 121)
feet front. House has 17 rooms, hot
and cold water, water closets, bath room, and all mod
cou\ me nces I me raniage house, stables. &.c.
Hoi'se and grounds most perfect order. Will be
sold foi mm ii less than cost of impro\emenl8. A
bargain tor a partj wishing an elegant home.
lHj-tl COCHRAN & WALSH.
WOOD & COAL.
W. W. Fuel Co.. St. Paul Offices:
GKIGGH & JOHNSON, 2JE. 3d Street.
HILL, SAUNDFTH & ACKER, 111 V. Sd-Sliee
THE ACADEMY OF THE VISITATION
O S-.U M10liS JOT S 50 JOT,
Will reopen for boarders and day scholars ou the
ftrot Monday of September. l'iS-WS
KMM M'I Lii Faciei Co.
SIDE WHEEL PASSENGER PACKETS
St. Louis & Intermediate Pouts,
Connecting with all Railroads for the East and South
Monday, Wwlaexikj. fW ay and Saturday.
^A_t 1 O'clock: in.
JOHN REANY, Agent, Levee, St. PanE
MTATE OF MINNESOTADISTRICT OOL'UT-
IO Second Judicial DistrictCounty of Ramsey.
Robert Banks against Caroline Banks.
The State of Minnesota to the above named defend
ant: You are hereby summoned and required to answer
the complaint this action which is filed in the of
hce of the clerk of the District Court of Ramsey
county, and to servo a copy of your answer to said
complaint on the subscriber at lus office, in Saint
Paul, within thirty days after the service of this
summons upon you, exclusive ol the day of mieh
service, and if you fail to answer said complaint
withm the time aforsesaid, the plaintiff this action
will apply to the court for the rehef demanded fci
Bated St. Paul, July '27th, A. D. 1878.
JOHN B. BRI8B1N,
Plaintiff's Attorney, St. Paul, Mian,