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TROUBLE WITH ENGINEER SEW ALL
Sewall's Plan Is Allowed.
The Fort Snelli ng bridge commission met
yesterday morning in the auditor's office.
Commissioners Dawson, Lindeke, Knap-
heider and Cochran were present.
Mr. Upham, cashier of the First National
bank, was present with the $40,000 worth
of bond s, of whi ch he asked the board to
change the date, as they were dated Sunday,
The board instructed the auditor to change
the date to Monda y, September 2d.
Some conversation took place among the
members of the board upon the mat
ter of compensation to the commissioners,
Mr. Dawson saying that he thought now
there was money on hand the commissioners
could make their per diem claims.
Mr. Cochran said he was not quite clear as
to how much they were entitled to
thought from the law they could only claim
$ 3 for each ten hours' actual woik they had
Mr. Dawson thought they were entitled to
$ 3 for every day they met.
Mr. Lindeke wou ld favor the commis
sioners making no claim at all, and taking
instead the honor of working pro bono
The matter here dropped and the secretary
read a communication from Mr Sewall in
reply to Mr O'Buen's protest against his
estimate for last month's work done.
stated that on the 1st of September no con
crete or lock for riprapping had been fur
nished, and the dredging was not finished
and could not be estimated. had no
doubt Mr. O'Brien's object was to get allow
ance for quarrying stone, but as none had
been dilhered it could not be estimated.
Mr. Sewall received a letter from
Major Allen, United States engi
neer, to him (Sewall) in reply to a
communication he had addressed
to Mr. Lee lelative to the foundation of the
fort side piers. The letter stated that the
authorities at Washington had not author
ized him to deviate fiom the terms of the
specification. I also showed that the only
safe way to build the pier was to place the
foundation on the solid rock, which Mr
Allen thought would not cost so much as
making the foundation on a platform secure
from freshets and ice.
Mr. Dawson asked how much it would
cost to put the foundation on the bed rock
according to specification.
Mr. Sewall said he did not know. There
was only one place he had sounded and there
the drift and debris extended down twelve feet
below the platiorm he intended to put in
and it wou ld take 7f yards of masonry to
bri ng it up to that level. This, with exca
vating, wou ld cost some $5,00 0. Aside
from this it would be impossible to get the
piers built this year. proposed to place
six feet feet below the suiface a platform of
timber, two feet thick, with piles in front,
to protect against ice 'J his would cost
$800, against $4,000 or $r,00 the other
Mr. DawsonAre you prepared to gi ve
Major Allen the additional information he
Mr. SewallI can't five it as
he wan ts it. I thought I had
done so but his assistant contradicts me, and
Major Allen does not thi nk as I do
Mr. CochraneIs it the abutment or pier?
Mr. SewallIt is the pier on the Fo rt
Snelling side. The specification calls for
the foundation to be made on a rock. I
found we had made a mistake. The debris
of broken stone, clay, sawdust and sand is
solid and hard, and I cann ot say how far we
should have to go down for the solid rock.
Mr. Cochrane thought they could submit
the modification of the specifications at the
same time as the specifications for the super
structure to the authorities at Washington,
and kill two birds with one stone.
Mr. Lindeke thought the board could not
afford to chance anything.
Mr. DawsonWe cann ot butt against the
United States engineer.
Mr. CochranNo, sir. W can boss ev
erything else, but not him.
The engineer was then instructed to make
a careful examination and estimate the cost
of going to bed-rock. was also request
to see Major Lee and explain his plans
fully to him. The board then adjourned.
no Ann OF FUHLIC WORKS.
Street Improvements Ordered-Como Av-
enueThe Rice Street Sewer.
A adjourned meeting of the board of
public works was held yesterday morning.
It was ordeied that an advertisement for
bids for gradi ng Lafayette avenue be pub-
It was recommended that a report be sent
to the council for the openi ng and extendi ng
of Bertha street in the Six th ward, to the
effect that the improvement was proper and
necessory. Estimated cost, $2,000.
The city attorney and chairm an of the
council committee on sewers appeared, and
urged that some measures be adopted towards
improving the condition of Wabashaw street
sewer. After some discussion the matter
was deferred, and will be brought before the
common council to-day.
The clerk leporled that pursuant to in
structions he had offered for sale a building
standing on Como avenue belongi ng to the
city and was only offeied $32 for it, and in
asmuch as the building had cost the city
$500 he had adjourned the sale until 3 p.
and wished instructionss in the premises.
The board instructed to entertain no bid less
Commissioner Rice offered the following,
which was adopted
JResolved, That the attention of the common
council be lespectf ally called to the importance
of extending Sjcamore street fiom Eice street
to Como avenue, at a point on said avenue
north of the lailroad crossing, it being the
opinion of the board that this should be done
befoie the nroperty shall be sub-divided into
blocks and lots.
Mr. Becker moved that the common
council be requested to appropriate for the
Rice street sewer for work done and mater i
al furnished under the superintendence of
the city engineer, $7,051.72, as per pay roll
and bill, said work having been done and
material purchased under a resolution of the
The board then adjourned.
West St. Paul Building Association.
The West St Paul Buildi ng association
held its fifth annual meeting on Saturday
evening last and elected the following officers
for the ensuing year:
Vice PresidentH. J. Peters.
SecretaryW. A. Somers.
AttorneyF. F. Wilde.
Directors-E. It. Bryant, Wm. Berlandi, L.
Holman, C. C. Hare, August Jobst, Thomas
Jefferson, Joseph Minea, E T. Someis, A. Schu
mann, H. A. Workman, C. H. Witherel.
This association has ordered a further
issue of 25 0 shares of stock, to be known
as the sixth seiies and persons wishing to
borrow money for the purpose of building,
improving their property, or for other pur
poses, can apply to the secretary or any of
the above named directors, who will gi ve
them all necessary information on the sub
The association is in a very prosperous
condition, and those who are desirous of
becoming members should make application
as above without delay, as the shares will
soon be subscribed for.
O the same evening the members pres-
FORT SMILING BRIDGE.
Want to Depart from, the .Specifica-
tions and the Government Engineer
very Properly ObjectsA Shabby Job if
ent subscribed the Bum of $25 for the bene
fit of the sufferers of the yellow fever
plague, and the list is still open for further
subscriptions by calling on any member of
the following committe e: E Bryant,
William Graha m, Holman, W A. Som
ers, Phillip Crowley and Wm. Berlandi, who
will receive subscriptions for this most
worthy object. The money will be forwarded
through Governor PiUsbury in the name of
INVESTIGATING THE ASYL UM.
Another Day Among the FiguresSome
Curiosities Revealed, as Usual.
Yesterday was the least interesting day of
the whole time the Senate Investigating
Committee have been in session. There was
no meeting in the morning, and it was two
o'clock in the afternoon before any of the
members got together. A that time Sena-
tors Drew, Morton and Rice met in the State
library at the capitol, and with them were
also Secretary Smith and Mr Dryer, steward
of the asylum. Three hou rs were
spent by the committee in the
work of looking over vouchers with about the
same results which have met the inquiries of
the Senato rs day after day duri ng the whole
of this lengthy and searching overhauling.
Snyder & Damren's voucher for $755.00
for carpenter work on a tool shed fourteen
feet by twenty, and Downs Brothers' voucher
for $416.00 for stone work on the same
was put down for enquiring into. Senator
Drew thought it a waste of money to adver
tise in the Tribune days of meetings of
trustees when a postal card at a cent would
answer the purpose. One of Mr Kerr's
vouchers was a curiosity. I was dated Nov.
30th, and read. "To interest on hospital
scrip, for which no appropriation was made.
$3,701.27. A the foot, the receipt was
made out in full but not signed. A "jump
seat" wagon $375, a horse $150, followed by a
livery bill for buggy and team hire $43.00,
were the occasion of some comment. Cigars
$14.50, Mr Dryer said were bought
theatrical and concert people
for who give entertainments free to patients,
Mrs. Swift's land was fenced by the trustees
at an expen se to the State of $40. I was
explained in a foot note to the voucher that
hospital cattle were pastured on Mrs. Swift's
land. I coming across another of Strait's
vouchers for milage, etc., Mr. Drew men
tioned the fact that some of the county pa
pers had stated that the investigating com
mtttee had charged mileage during the
present investigation. Mr Drew wanted it
understood that on the first day of their
meeting, the committee had all agreed not
to charge mileage, as they had passes in their
It is expected that Rev. Kerr will appear
before the committee and tell what he knows
BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Contracts for Supplies AwardedGennftn
Teachers Retained at Reduced Salaries
The Question of French Deferred to this
The board of educati on held a special
meeting last evening. Present Messrs.
Benz, Donnell y, Dufresn e, Murphy, Manson
The contract for stationery, ink and other
school supplies of this character, was award-
ed Stone, White & Co., snch firm being the
Mr. Henry Breidert was awarded the con
tract for furnishing the pails and dippers
required, for the same reason.
The matter of arnaces to the Neill school
was postponed to a meeting to be held to-day
at 5 v.
The report of the committee on German
was adopted, except as to appointi ng a
French teacher. The report recommended
the retention of the same teachers of the
branch of study employed last year, though
at reduced salaries.
The committee reported in favor of the
employment of Mr A Paradis, a
teacher of French, Mr Benz supporting the
recommendation of the committee in earnest
Mr. Donnelly nominated Dr. E Fes ti
for the position, and spoke earnestly in
favor of his Festi's employment, as a gen
tleman in every way competent for the posi
tion, and for which he was high ly recom
mended by some of the best known and
most enlightened citizens of the city.
After the remarks a ballot was had but
no choice bei ng had further consideration
was, upon motion of Mr Donnelly, post
poned to the adjourned meeting to be held
at 5 p. to-day, to which hour the board
soon after adjourned.
Grand and Petit Jurors,
Below we give a list of the gentlemen hon-
ored by being drawn to serve as grand and
perit jurors. All are expected to report for
du ty promptly at 1 0 o'clock A. the 24th
inst., and "hereof fail not at your peril."
The list as follows
W. G. Hendrickson,
Chas. B. Newcomb,
John W. Sheehy,
D. H. Valentine,
J. H. Weed,
Jus. C. Ramsey,
E. N. Saunders,
W. H. Braden,
John O'Connor, Sr.,
E. F. Berrisford,
O. B. Turrell,
Phillip S. HarriB,
C. A. Morton,
J. C. Boyden,
Geo. H. Warren,
Chas. F. Menk,
Wm. R. Burkhardt,
D. W. Corrigan,
Geo. L. Farwell,
R. A. Durkee,
W. L. Wilson.
John T. Ralsted,
A. L. Alness,
W. G. Gates,
John E O'Brien.
B. C. Baldwin,
A. H. Pepper,
A. J. Gronwald.
Geo. H. Colgrave,
Chas. H. Clarke.
Mr. A. Towne, superintendent of the
Northern Pacific railroad, Brainerd, is at the
Ho n. Henry Poehler, Sibley, the next me m
ber of Congress from the Second district, is at
Gen. S. P. Jennison, the editor, Shakesperian
reader and politician, was looking about St.
Messrs. W. Fortime and C. A. Buck, St.
Thomas, Canada, connected with the Canada
Southern railway, are at the Merchants.
Mr. Ed Rogers, with the Casswell Im
proved Coupling company, manufacturers of
fare department supplies, was being shown
about the city yesterday by Chief Strong.
The Merchants hotel has a steam elevator and
all the modern improvements, with rooms
graded from $2.50 to $ 3 per day. The follow
ing were among the arrivals yesterday: F. M.
Cheney, Moorhead Jas Graham, Montreal
H. A. Tonne, W. Higgins, Brainerd C.
Mitchell, E A Young, Crowell, Ne
York M. RumRey, A. W. Allen and wife,
L. Skidmore, A. Recklein, St Louis Dud
Hersey, E Herse.y, Stillwater W.P.Day,
E. Hilliard, N. N. Hunt, W. Stanley Pickett,
Chicago A. Kalman, New York A. J. Soper,
Jersey City, N. Y. I. Donnelly, Nininger
L. Broughton, Milwaukee W. Fortime, C.
S. R'y, C. A Buck, St. Thomas G. Willson,
Eau Claire, E Jones, Davenport, la.
J. Powell, Christy, Chicago Bradley,
Emlenton W. Helme and wife, Philadelphia
L. A. Downs, Connecticut O. 6. HutchinBon,
Prescott, Wis. W. M. Campbell, S. Brod
belt, Litchfield W. Rekennan, Mansfield.
Soldiers Additional Homesteads for sale by
MORTON, MOORE & Go.,
Pioneer Press building.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Reporting the Amount Collected for the
State Pair and How it was Expended.
At the meeting of the Chamber of Com-
merce yesterday MrJngersoll reported that of
the citizens fund raised forth State fair,$7,-
297.52 had been collected and $7,310.94 ex-
pende d. The expenditures had been as
follows: Machinery building $1,111 46
Hardware 1,050 00
Floor in Agricultural hall 125 00
One hundred cattle stalls 500 00
Grand stand 1,050 00
Addition to Trades buildings 721 13
Addition to Art Gallery 430 48
President's pavilion 425 00
Two large barns 1,385 06
Sugar house 40 00
Faribault Guards 148 20
Mrs. Parker, right of way 75 00
Moving dining hall 60 00
Wells 35 00
Carriage hire 7 50
Mushn 12 42
Chairs 19 00
Paid for making collections 115 70
Total $7,310 95
John Davidson, from the soliciting
committee, reported $7,630.02 as subscribed,
leaving $332.50 uncollected. The subscrip
tion was referred to the finance committee,
with instructions not to print the list until
the delinquent collections had teen made.
Gen. Sibley offered the following resolu
tion, which was unanimously adopted:
Revolved, That the thanks of this chamber,
and of the citizens of St. Paul generally, are
due and are hereby tendered Geo. R. Finch.
Esq., President of the State Agricultural soci
ety, W. Ingersoll, Esq., Vice President, and
the other members for the energy and ability
displayed by them in conducting the affairs of
the late Slate fair in this city to a successful
issuein the face of formidable obstacles and
difficulties, and that this resolution be pub
lished in the daily papers.
Mr. Ingersoll said he desired to return
thanks to the citizens for the very generous
aid extended. Without the support given
by the citizens the fair could not have been
made what it was desired to say that
the only portion of the expenditures for
whi ch he was responsible was the erection
A vacancy on the committee on finance
was filled by the appointment of Wm.
The following letter was sent in by Mayor
JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 2, 1888.To all whom
it may concern, greeting: Mr. A. F. Arnold, a
citizen of Jackson, Miss., is authorized to re
ceive any and all subscriptions that may be
given him for Jackson, Miss. I is true that
the yellow fever is not an epidemic in our city
yet. but all of those who were able have left
the city, and the poor laboring, especially the
freedmen, are still in the city. They are de
pendent upon their daily labor for a support.
All business has suspended. The merchants
have closed their places of business and are not
ordering any suDplies, and if these poor crea
tures had the means to purchase supplies they
could not get them. The agricultural commu
lties who but a few days ago would have been
willing to have employed them, now say they
must not come upon their premises. Then
condition from now until frost is deplorable
indeed. They are willing to work, but there is
no employment for them. Sickness and starva
tion stares them in the face. You cannot ap
preciate our condition. Although we have, as
yet, had but one case of yellow fever, we are
as desolate as is the town of Grenada or Vicks
burg. Eveiybody that had the means has left,
and I am absolutely alone. This appeal is
made, not for myself, but for a poor unfortu
nate lace who are not able to help themselves.
(Signed) JOHN MCGILL,
Mayor of Jackson.
The letter was referred to the committee
on finance and the board adjourned.
The White Earth Mill.
Indian Agent Ruffee received but two
responses yesterday to his advertisement of
fering a contract for erecting a milldam and
flouring mill on the White Earth river. C.
Wilcox, of Detroit, Minn., proposes to do
the whole work for $4,91 5. K. Robinson,
of Washington, C., proposes to build the
mill only for $4,900. The fund appro
priated for dam and mill is $5,000. The
two bids will be referred to the Indian office
at Washington for the approval or rejection
of Mr. Wilcox's bid This is the seco nd
time Mr. Wilcox has been the lowest bidder
for the White Earth dam and mill. Und er
the late agent, Mr Stowe, the location of
the mill was fixed on the White Rice
river, where the dam was destroyed by
floods, and the first contract was suspended,
on which account and because the Wild
Rice was too far from the principal Indi an
settlements, Mr Ruffee proposes to build
the mill on the White Earth river. The
GLOBE has only to add that if the Indi an
office desires to have competition for its
contracts it should designate the GLOBE to
do its advertising.
United States District Court.
[Before Judge Nelson.]
I the matter of John Sandal, of Jordan,
bankrupt, J. R. Jenks appointed assignee.
In the matter of Asa Armstrong, of Alden,
bankrupt, R. Jenks appointed assignee.
Before Judge O'Gorman.
In the matter of the estate of J. G. Betz.
Last will and testament admitted to probate,
nd executors ordered to give bonds in the
sum of $10,000.
Estate of John C. Becht. Inventory and ap
praisement filed. The real estate is scheduled
at $4,800, and the personal estate, including
the interest of deceased in the firm of Benz &
Becht, partly lands, at $72,747.15.
I Before Judge Flint.)
State vs. Michael Leder and Martin Leder.
This action, which charged the defendants with
maliciously tearing down a fence enclosing
land of Frederick Zahn, a resident of McLean
township, was tried by a jury and occupied the
entire day Both of said defendants were
found guilty and were sentenced to pay a fine
of $20 each, with $26.54 costs, or stand com
mitted to jail for thirty days each. Defendants
both paid their fine and were discharged.
The Capital City Flourinjj Mills.
Sin ce Messrs E and John Aichi
baldof Dundas, became interested in the
Capital City flouring mill s, situated ju st
above Elavator A., Third street, several im
portant changes, additions, or improvements
have been or are being made.
Among the additions are more burrs, increas
ing the capacity of the mills, while new puri
fiers of the most improved manufacture have
been put in, and other improvements made
for increasing the capacity of the mills and
improving the quality of the flour. A im
portant change in the interests of economy,
made by the new company, is the establish
ment of a factory for the manufacture of the
barrels required by the mill. This has been
located in the large frame, corner of Eighth
a nd Washington streets, formerly occupi ed
by the St. Paul steam tobacco works. This
factory will employ about fifteen men steadi
ly, thus'adding quite an addition to the man
ufacturing industeries of the city. Other
improvements and enlargement of the mill
are in contemplation, with a view of making
it the most complete property of the kind in
the State, the idea of the proprietors being
to make the Capital City mills brand of flour
in all respects equal to the famous Archi
bald brand of flour at Dundas.
Meeting of the Jefferson Club To-Night.
A meeting of the Jefferson club will be held
at the office of Hon. Edmund Bice, corner of
Third and Minnesota streets, at 7:30 o'clock
this evening. order of the executive coun.
oil- W. Wans, Prest.
Attest: WM. E BDBTON, Sec'y.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 17,1878.
Judge Wilkin goes to Hastings to-day to sit
in the case of Judkins vs. Norton.
John Dilly, probate judge, and G. A. Hoff
man, clerk of the court, Wright county, were
in the city yesterday.
Collector Bickel was yesterday engaged in
sending to the internal revenue department at
Washington all his old stnb books.
The grand and petit juries for the October
term of the United States district court will
be drawn to-day. Court meets on the 7th of
Michael and Frank Ledar of McLean town
ship were fined $2 0 and 13-27 costs each for
pulling down a fence and committing a
The journal of the Senate of the twentieth
session of the Minnosota Legislature was issued
yesterday. I is a neat, well printed volu me
of 596 pages.
R. O. Strong, treasurer, and the St Paul
member of the board of directors of the State
Insurance association, will attend the regular
monthly meeting of the association at Minne
The county auditor sold at auction at the
court house yesterday morning lots and prop
erty in the First ward for delinquent taxes
He will sell to-day from the Second and Third
The yellow fever contributions made through
Gov. PiUsbury, now reaches $125, as follows:
Gen. H. H. Sibley, $20, N. W. Kitson, $20, J.
S. Prince $10, E T. Archibald & Son $50,
Minnesota Soap Company employes, $25.
Grand Secretary Pieison acknowledges addi
tions to the Masonic yellow fever fund from
Doric lodge, of Wells, Constellation lodge, of
Alexandria, Star lodge, of Rockford, Star in
the Eat lodge, of Owatonna, and Tuscan lodge,
of Waseca. The moneys sent by the two last
lodges are their second installments. The fund
now amounts to $1,748.
At the American chapel, Paris, the 28th ult.
Mr. A. K. Barnum of this city was married to
Miss Carrie Josephine Thompson, also of St.
Paul, by the Rc\. Mr. Hitchcock. Consul Gen
eral Fairchild gave away the bride. The happy
couple left Paris the ^ame afternoon for Lon
don, and thence sailed on the 7th inst., in the
Abyssinia, for New York, en-route for St. Paul.
A postal card from Harry J. Chapham, well
known in this city as the manager for years of
Haverly's famous minstrel troupe, announces
that he has secured Payson's English Opera
company for the season, and that he is now
arranging his route, in which he proposes to
include a visit to St. Paul. Harry personally,
as well as his company, will meet with a cordial
reception whenever the visit is made.
The Republican State Central committee
met at the fcapitol yesterday and organized by
electing Geo. A. Brackett, chairman Henry
A. Castle, secretary and treasurer. Geo. A.
Brackett, of Hennepin H. A. Castle, Ram
sey M. Sabin, of Washington A. E Rice,
ot Kandiyohi and L. How, of Scott, were
appointed an executive committee. No funds
were contributed for Washburn's election.
Measures are being taken, and are being al
most perfected, to establish a boom company
at St. Paul. The company will manufacture
lumber by steam power, and many exDerienced
lumbermen are the opinion that it can be
done as cheaply as with water power. I an\
event it can be done within paying figures. Th
right men are interested in the project to make
it a success, and it will not be many days ere
the full plans of the company are fully stated
to the public.
Up to last evening track laying on the St.
Vincent extension of the St. Paul & Pacific rail
way had reached Tamarac river, leaving only
forty miles to be completed to reach the ter
minus of the road at St. Vincent, where it con
nects with the Pembina branch of the Cana
dian Pacific. The progress being made is en
tirely satisfactory, even meeting the pushing
ideas of Manager Farley, and insures the com
pletion of the line in advance of the time set
by him, the middle of October.
The many friends of Capt. K. Arnold will
be glad to learn that he has "struck oil." I
other words, he has secured the sole agency
and attorneyship of Miller's nut lock plate, for
railway joints, pronounced by railway men
who have examined it to be the most bimple and
yet practical lock plate yet invented, and bound
to come into general use upon the railroads of
the country. Th captain is about to start
East to introduce his device to the leading
railroad managements of the countrv, and his
friends all hope that his most sanguine expec
tations may be quadrupled in results.
Mrs. Hutton, of Burlington, came into the
city on Sunday in search of her husband, J.
Hutton. She applied to the chief of police and
told him that her husband left Burlington for
St. Paul on July 8th, intending to start a candy
store, and as he gave no address except the post
office, where his letters were to be sent she
could not, with her sick childa beautiful
little girl four years oldhunt for him Th
chief provided the lady, who had no means
with lodgings, and yesterday he hunted up the
missing man and made the twain happy once
Quite an improvement has been made in
Elevator A, by putting in a new row of dis
charging spouts. These spouts are for dis
charging into cais standing on the second or
outside railroad track, and greatly increase the
handling capacity of the elevator, as by them
gram can be taken into the elevator from cars,
and loaded into cars from the elevator at the
same time, and without one operation in the
least interfering with the other. Manager
Timerman is inclined to boast that he has
now charge of one of the most complete eleva
tors in the United States. Now give him the
grain to handle and he will be perfectly happy.
The Furbish Fifth Avenue company will fur
nish the next entertainments at the Opera
House. The company is booked for five per
formances next week, viz: Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday evenings, then going to Minne
apolis for Thursday and Friday evenings and
returning here for a Saturday matinee and
evening peiformance, the latter closing the en
gagement. Th delightful entertainments
given by the Fifth Avenue company under the
management of Mr. Furbish in past seasons are
pleasantly lemembered by our citizens, and the
reappearance the company at this time with
many of the familiar faces will be hailed with
The stage of water in the river, as shown by
the board yesterday, was ten and a half inches.
This would give fifteen inches in the channel,
the lowest known to the oldest inhabitant ex
cepting the years 1863-4, in both of which years
about the same low stage was leached the
month of October. Above the Falls of St.
Anthony old settlers report the water lower
than ever before known. Old settlers also claim
that a decided rise was never known in the
riyer the fall of the year, and argue that, as
all streams leading into the Mississippi are un
usually low, the swamps dried up and the
earth parched for lack of moisture, there roust
be, even with more than the average rain fall
for the balance of the season, a continued de
cline, reaching before checked a lower point
than ever before known. Th leasomng is
good, but far from satisfactory to river men
The New Fire Alarm.
Messrs. Bir ge and Williams, of the firm of
Birge, Williams & Co., proprietors of the
new Fire Alarm Indicator, invented and per
fected by the gentlemen named, have just
arrived here from Cleveland, Ohio, where
they presented the indicator to the attention
of the chief engineers of the fire departments
of the United States in session there. Five
other patent alarms were on exhibition at the
same tim e, but so apparent was the advan
tag es presented by the St Paul inventio n,
that it was giv en a hearty endorsement as
the best, most simple and practical machine
of the kind yet invented. Messrs. Birge
and Williams are to be congratulated.
Authorized to Do it.
[Sibley County Independent.]
Donnelly is happy. is now authorized
to "beard the lion in his den." can
again "take the bull by the horns" and un
der such circumstances that the Washburn
family begin to fear lest their beloved im
print'shall be so thorough ly sand-papered
that it will appear no more forever, to cast
its cerebral light in the pathway of future
The public schools in Dundas, Bice coun
ty, have 140 pupi ls enrolled.
I the public schools in Rochester 75 0
pupi ls are enrolled. Seventeen teachers are
A committee appoint ed for the purpose, in
Rochester, collected $500 for the yellow
W Searles, of Farmington, used a header
to cut his wheat. harvested over 40 0
acres with one machin e.
The store of A Phielbar, of Dundas,
Rice county, was burglarized and robbed of
goo ds amounting to over $400.
Peter Weis, a German aged 40 fell dead
while sitting in a chair in front of the Pots
dam hotel. Cause, heart disease.
There are fourteen prisoners in the jail at
Rochester. They are a hard set, and have
made several desperate attempts to break
The last rail has been laid, and trains are
now running daily each way between
Rochester and Pine Island, in Goodhue
Severin Siverson, of Moorhead, Clay coun
ty, aged 18 fireman on a locomotive, was
instantly killed at Fargo, by being run over
by a tram.
I Rochester in taking down a flag pole
one of Forepaugh's circus men received a
stunning blow on the headseverely out
ot seriously injured.
A unusually large bear was seen leisurely
crossing the farm of OH Walstad the
town of TJrness, Douglas county. Men with
rifles were soon in pursuit, but his bearship
The total number of pupils enrolled in
the public schools of trusted county this
year, and drawing public money, is G.704.
The public money amounts to about $1.30
Warren Biayton, of New Haven, Olmst ed
county, was out hunting the other day, when
his gun was accidentally discharged, the
contents paa-ing through the muscles of his
left arm, making a frightful wound.
E. Freeman's little girl, of Jackson,
was poisoned last week by inhaling cai bohc
aeid that was sprinkled on the floor as a dis
infectant, at the time of her brother's death,
a nd her life was saved with difficulty.
Otto Schwartz stole from a man in Pots
dam, Olmsted county, $70. was pur
sued and arrested, but afterwards escaped
through the connivan ce of two men named
Kasson and Shear. The latter were arrested
a nd held to bail.
Byron Holmes, residing near Owatonna,
was unloading hay at his barn by the patient
plan, when the tackle block fell upon his
head, crushing the skull. The surgeon
picked out fifty pieces of bone. His recovery
was not expected.
Two men in New Richland, Waseca coun
ty, weie hunting piairie chickens. One ac
cidentally shot the other, the charge of shot
entering his head and face. The wounded
man will live, but loses an eye Three shot
were lodged in it.
The eldest daughter of Jordan, of
Mankato, aged 1 4 years, fell from a seco nd
story window, &A<1 wasseveiely injured about
the head. I about half an hour conscious
ness was rtstoied, blood oozing from nose
and eais. Hope is enteitamed of her re
Rochester Record and Union. The grad
ing on the Plamview & Eyota railroad is
finished, and the bridges north of Viola
Centre are bei ng put in. The work of track
laying has been complet ed to Viola Center,
a nd work on the spur for the side track was
commenced yesterday. Va Dusen & Co
will commence work on their new elevator at
this point next week. The road will be com
pleted to Elgin about the 25th inst.
Alexandria (Douglas county) Post Mr.
Moles was threshing his grain on the Lake
Gene va farm, when his son threw a three
tined fork up on one of the stacks. I slip
ped off and went down point foremost on
the other side, one the prongs penetrating
the right cheek of Alex. Downs, through or
between the jaw bones, the point coming
out in his mouth. I twen ty minutes he
was broug ht to a surgeon in Alexandria.
The injury may not prove very serious,
though a puncture one inch higher wou ld
have stiuck the brain.
Rochester Record and Union: Joe Col
burn, called for short "Long Joe," took
some washing to Mrs Connor, in High
Forest, when he made improper proposals to
her. She ordered him out of the house, but
he refused to gc. A neighb or came along
a nd he was put out. Towards morning he
returned, knocked at the door, and told who
he was Mrs Conn or refused to let him in
and he knocked the door seized Mrs
Connor, and attempted to outrage her. She
got away from him, and started for
the door, when he caug ht her again, but she
managed to escape. Colburn then went to
Mow er county, where mmor says he com
mitted a rape, and returned to Stewartville.
A warrant was issued for his arrest, but no
constable there dared serve it. Word was
sent to this city, and Constable McLard went
out, but could not find him, as he had left
for new fields.
NOW WE BREATHE FREELY.
For Shertnan't Opinion of the Maine Elec
tion, \ational Hanks and Bondholders in
The following interview is trustworthy in
every particular, for both it and the editor's
comments were submitt ed to Mr. Sherman
a nd carefully revised. Ihe interview is as
"It strikes me rather curious said the
secretary, swinging rou nd in his easily turn
ing chair and laying down a blue and red
lead pencil, "that Hale should be defeated.
has a large number of workmgmen in his
district, and was the most persistent in Con
gress to finding work for them to do
was always getting appropriations for gov
ernment work in his districtsome that I
do not thi nk was necessary, and did not ap
prove ofand yet he was defeated. I shows
that personal popularity is not to be made
by getti ng appropriations for public work
THE EITEOT OF MAINE'S FLO P.
"What do you think, Mr Sherman, will be
the general effect of the Mai ne election on
the Republic an party?"
This was a leading question, but was an
swered without hesitation: I think," said
Mr. Sherman, '"that there exists a very great
misappiehension on the subject of national
finances. Of course a large number of re
cruits to the National party have been drawn
from the Republican party. I fact, some
of the very men who were first to take up
anti-slavery doctrines seem to be the first to
imbibe greenback notions. These men, in
becoming Greenbackers, do not cease to be
Republicans and can never become Demo
crats. financial policy has been so mis
represented that they have thought it neces
sary to seek a new party as a relief forth
hard times, but these misrepresentations
time will correct, and when they come to un
derstand the true situation, they will, I be
lieve, renew their allegiance to the Republi
NATIONAL BANK NOTES VS. LEGAL TENDEBS.
"There are some points, Mr Sherman,
that I have nev er clearly understood your
policy. "Why, for instance, do you consider
National bank notes to be better as a form
of currency than government legal ten-
I do not O the contrary, a currency
issued directly by the government would be
superior and more economical than national
bank notes but there are at present some
obstacles in the road. When the national
banks were first organized, it was as a sub
stitute for the wild-cat banks of the time.
N one doubts that the national ban ks a
infinitety superior to State banks, and yet
there is a great and growing demand in the
South to-day for the re-estabhshment of
State banks. But there is another reason
why we cannot very well do without national
ba nk notes. When I came in to office I
found the resumption law upon the statute
books. The time was near at hand for its
consummation. N preparation has been
made by my predecessors in office, and it de
volved upon me to execute that law. With
ut discussing the wisdom of that law, there
it was I it had caused hardship, and I do
ot believe that it did cause any hardship
it was the panic of 187 3 which caused the
hardshipit would cause less hardsnip to go
ahead and carry it to a successful issue than
to .go back. Moreover, I was allowed no dis
cretion in the matter. duty was a work
of difficulty, but I may say it is now practi
cally accomplished. There are $346,000,000
of legal tender notes to look out for. I
have made provision for them, and the re
sumption of specie payments may be regard
ed as certain for Jan 1, next."
"But suppo se that instead of having only
legal-tender notes to provide for the law had
contemplated the coin redemption by the
government of the national bank notes?"
"There would then have been about $600,-
000,000, and with the coin resources of this
country, I am satisfied that resumption
would have been impossible."
Supposing resumpti on to be an acco m
plished fact, Mr Secretary, and the country
settled down to specie standard, do you not
think the time will come when national bank
notes may be dispensed with?"
"That is quite possible. There bei ng no
longer any necessity for the m, they will
be legislated out of existence. I have stated
repeatedly in my speeches that when it comes
to a question between legal-tender notes and
national bank notes, I am in favor of legal
tender all the tim e, but that is a question tor
the future. It consideration now wou ld
only hamper resumption.*'
NOT A BONDHOLDEB.
"You are repre?ented, Mr Sherman, as
bei ng in leaugue with the bondholders. I
have a curiosity to know if you own any con-
siderable amount of bonds."
"I do not own a single bond, nor have I
for five or six years. 'And so far from work
ing in the interests of the bondholders, I
was the first to introduce a funding scheme
in the Senate, and afterwaid to advocate
a bond which would be taken up by the
people at large instead of by capital
ists. I 18G8 lint' oduced a bill which, after
a vigorous fight, .nsed the Senate, but ne\ei
went through the Housi, to fund all govern
ment securities bearing a high rate of inter
est in 4, 4^, and 5 per cent, bonds. I was
indeed, the Urst to urge the importance of a
4 per cent, bond into which greenbacks could
be convertible at will. If my funding scheme
ad been adopted I believed then, and I be
lieve now, that greenbacks would have stood
at par in gold seveial years since. This
funding scheme was not the mteiests of
the bondholder. I twas in the intere&ts of
"You did urge, then, the adoption of a
"I did and was the first to do so."
UHE FOUB PES CENTS.
"Was it your idea, Mr Secretary, to pro-
vide a people's savin gs bank in 4 per cents?"
"Ceitamly. That is evident. I is one of
the principal features of the scheme. That
it is answeri ng this purpose is demonstrated
by the books of the treasury, upon which
the names of over 5,000 new bond
holders have been entered within sixty days
The 4 per cent, bonds, instead of beingj in
the interest of capitalists, place the govern
ment in the light of a poor man's savin gs
"Having been attacked by the gieenback
ers, I see you aienow accused of inflating the
cunency by an addition of $200,000,000 of
"Yes, I am abused pretty generally, but I
have Jaid down for my guidance the inter
ests of the whole country, and do not permit
haish criticisms to keep me from sleeping.
I believe that after a time my course will be
justified by the mass of the American peo
ple. The time will come when they will see
clearly that I have attempt ed to do what I
believed to be best for all, and then the wi s
dom of my course will, I believe, be made
OFFICE OF OBSERVATION, SIGNAL COUPS, B. A.
INGEKSOLL BLOCK, THXKD STBEET,
S T. PAUL, MINN.
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations.
Meteorological Record, Sept. 16, 1878, 9:56 P.M.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 30.00 49 Hd/.y.
Breckenndge 29.89 51 S Cloudy.
Duluth 29.90 56 N W Clear.
Fort Garry 2'J.79 4G SW Hazy.
Pembina 29.86 46 N Clear.
St. Paul 29.89 56 N W Clear.
Yankton 29.98 53 E Fair.
DAILY LOCAL MFANS.
Bar. Ther. llel. Hum. Wind. Weather
29.879 58.7 76.0 N W Fair.
Amount rainfall or melted snow Maxi
mum thermometer 70 minimum thermome
II. LEWI S,
Sergeant Signal Corps, U. S. A.
KeM Norll'ii Line Paclet Co.
SIDE WHEEL PASSENGER PACKETS
St. Louis & Intermediate Pc- iits,
Connecting with all Railroads for the East and South
For full particulars inquire of
JOHN REANY, Agent, Levee, St Paul.
Notice of Sheriff's Sale.
STATE OF MINNESOTA, 1
District Court, 2d Judicial District.
C. M. Young against Martha McGinty, Cyrus De
Cotter and Kenneth CI irk:
Take notice: Whereas, an action was heietof ore
commenced in the above court to foreclose a mort
gage executed by the above named Martha McGinty,
and a decree of foreclosure and order of sale was
duly made and entered on the 19th day of December
1877, authorizing the sale of the following described
real property, viz: Beginning at a point on the
south side of Sixth street, in the city of Saint Paul,
at the northeast corner of the land deeded April 7,
185S, by James H. Huganin and wife to E lnglc'
and running thence westerly along said Sixth street
sixty (60) feet, thence at right angles with said street
southerly seventy-five (75) leet, thence easterly and
parallel with said street sixty (60) feet, thence north
erly seventy-five (75) feet to the place of beginning,
being the undivided half of the north half of lot
number five (5) and of the easterly ten (10) feet of
the north half of lot number six all in block num
ber twelve (12) of Saint Paul Proper, according to
the plat thereof of record in the othce of Register of
Deeds of Ramsey County, Minnesota, to satisfy the
amount ascertained to be due, to-wit: the sum of
thirteen hundred and ten dollars, less the sum of
sixty dollars, with interest from the date of the said
decree, and the costs and expenses of this sale.
In pursuance and execution of the said decree, I
will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, at the
front door of the common jail of Ramsey.County,
St. Paul, Minnesota, at ten o'clock A. M., of
THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1878,
the above described real property, accordance with
the provisions of law in such case.
Dated St. Paul, July 30,1878
Sheriff of Ramsey Co., Minn.
WASJJEB & GBANGKB, Attorneys forPlainbff.
The above sals is postponed until the 34th DAT
OF SEPTEMBER, 1878, at 10 o'clock A. M., at the
same place described in the above notice.
Sheriff of Ramsey County, Minn.
Mon & tiraxe
Good Girl, In a family of three, at
67, Irvme Park. 246
buy a One-Horse Wagor, and to
Bel) 20 loads of pumpkins. "M."
GLOBE office. 246
ANTEDImmediately five or six firstrclasa coat
makers at McGRATH'S,1( 10 5 East Third street.
competent servant girlGerman
pref erred. Must come well recommended. Ap
ply at this office
LOSTFrom pasture near Little Canada
a Dark Brown Mare, with -white spot fore
head, abont 3 years old, weighs between 900 and 1,000
pounds. The finder will be satisfactorily rewarded
on returning same to JOHN W AGNER,
246-51 Co.-. 12th and Robert street, St. Paul.
STEERS LOSTTEN DOLLARS RE
WARD. Two light red and one white steer,
each about four years old The letter "T" was cnt
the hair on the left bide of each. $10 will be paid
for them if returned to THOS. SK \K, 216 Fort street.
12th, 1878-One Dark
Red Cow, dry. four jears old. One Pom, Mare,
cream colored, with one spring colt the mare had
a leather halter on head. Also one large, white, Sow
Pig. Allot which will be sold at the north door of
the Public Market house, on Thursday, the 19th da*
of September, 1878, at 10 o'clock the loreuoon of
said date, if not sooner redeemed.
JOHN MITCHELL, Police Ofheer.
SALEThe lease and furniture of the Merritt
House, Sixth ward. -.irt_i 24t 8
RENT FURMSHED-O ue of the most de
lightfully situated and complete houses in all
respects the city. C0UU1UN & ALMI.
FIXE MERCHANT TAILOR.
105 East Third Street
No. 119 East TIM Street,
Merchants, Hotel Uloek.
Statement of United States lirani of th
PTii^rcip vi, nrricF,
Organized and Commenced Business, Augut, lt-^l.
I. J. KL'NM,
Attornej* to Accept Ser\ue in Minnesota, Johnson
& King, bt. Paul.
Market \alue of bonds and stock*
owned. SS'R.ST') 3T
Cash on hand and in bank. 22,807 89
Interest due aud accrued, on bondb and
ptocks not included market alue 1,575 0(1
Premiums in due course of collection 5'i,821 70
Bills receivable, taken for murine and
inland risks M,588 10
Aggregate amount of all actual available
assets $008,671 02
Total grows claims for losses 18,01)9 58
Amount required to safely reinsure all
outstanding risks 220,39 27
Total liabilities, except net surplus 248, 04 85
Surplus bejond liabilities J00,i(,R 17
Aggregate liabilities, including surplus 608,071 02
A. INCOME, 1877.
Net cash actually received for premiums 171,077 02
Interest and dividends iecu\ed Irom all
other sourceb 26,904 37
Total income. g494,041
4. EXPENDl'I UKES, 1877.
Net amount paid for losses 271,l(i8 58
Paid lor commissions and brokerage. 94,4r
Amount paid foi State, national aud
local taxes 12,812 41
All other expenditures, vi/: including
salaries 37,038 93
Aggregate cah expenditure** during
the year $416,01r)
Total amount of outntandiug risks Dec.
ilbt, 1877 34,9",4 567
6. BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA DT RING 1877.
Amount of riRkB taken '147,266 00
Amount of premiums receivr 008 CO
Amount of losnes pair! 1,141 95
\tuouut of lobsen incurred, claimed and
unclaimed 3,093 95
STATF Of MINNESOTA, I
Wheieas, the Western Assurance Company of
the Province of Canada ha^ tiled this
Department a sworn ptatement exhibiting its con
dition and business for the \a ending December
5lbt, 1877, and ha" othtrwse fully complied with the
reqmiemeuts of the insurant Jaws of this State,
Now therefore, I, A. R. McGill, Insurance Com
missioner of the State ot Minnesota, do hereby cer
tifj that the above named Company is fullj m
powered, through its authorized agents, to traucact
its appropriate bnfinei of fire insurance thm
State, according to the laws thereof, until the lint
da\ of January, A. D. 1879.
Witness my hand aud oihcial seal this 15th day of
[Seal.] A. R. McGILL,
Will be sent by mail
For the Campaign
From September 10th to November 10th for
OlST E DOLL^H
The last two months of the impaign will be inter-
esting and exciting. This pm of
One Dollar for Two Months
Is for six papers per week.
WOOD & COAL
N W Fuel Co., St. Paul Offices:
GRIGGS & JOHNSON, 29E. 8d Street,
fflGL, SV^JTDKHH it ACKER. i,j g. ,Hi str
At LAKE ELMO (formerly Bass Lake),
Will OpenoJune lOth, 1H7S.
Twelve mUee from
bt Paul Five daily trains each way. 143