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ST. PAUL. TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 1878.
HON. IGNATIUS DONNELLY
will address his fellow citizens as follows:
Duluth, Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Pine City, Wednesday. Oct. 2.
Gottage Grove. Thursday, Oct. 3.
Long Lake, Friday, Oct. 4.
Wayzata, Saturday, Oct. 5.
Delano. Monday, Oct. 7th.
Dassel, Wednesday, Oct. 9th.
Morris, Thursday, Oct. 10th
Lac qui Parle, Friday, Oct. 11th.
Hancock, Saturday, Oct. 12th.
Donnelly, Monday, Oct. 14th, at 1 p. M.
Herman, Monday, Oct. 14th, at 7:30 p. M.
These meetings will be held in the evening
speaking to commence about 7:30 o'clock.'
Friends of the cause are requested to give the
necessary notice and arrange as to halls.
Is David Blakely scared? Have the cap
italists of Minneapolis laid down their
hands? The first number of the new morn
ing Minneapolis daily was to appear Oct.
1st, but we see no sign. Perhaps Bill
King's Minneapolis morning paper is all
they want up there.
A WHEAT buyer for the Red Wing mills
sought to buy wheat on the main line of the
St. Paul & Pacific road, but was notified by
the Minneapolis Millers' Association to leave
or the price would be put out of Bight. He
left and went upon the line of the Northern
Pacific to obtain his wheat and paid from
seven to eleven cents more than the Wash
burn ring were paying, though he had to
transport it farther. And still it is harsh to
call this robbery."
HON. J. M. WALDHON, of Litchfield, is one
of the sufferers by the Washburn wheat
ring monopoly. His wheat weighed fifty-five
and one-half pounds (according to the four
pound testers,) and as it lacked half a pound
of No. 2, it was graded No. 3. The price of
No. 2 was 70 cents per bushel, and because
it fell half a pound short he obtained but
85 cents. As a matter of fact it would have
passed as No. 2 but for the four pound test
ers. Mr. Waldron's case is only one of
hundreds. If this is not "robbery" we
should like to know the appropriate term.
IF the Washburn wheat ring are playing
lair with the farmers, why is it that they
paid Mr. Barnes at Glyndon, on the N. P.,
90 cents for No. 2 wheat, and for the same
grade on the St. P. & p., a
the same day but 83 cents? Then when
ihey stole a grade and made No. 2 No. 3,
they took off fifteen or twenty cents addi
tional. But it won't do to say anything
about robbery, because the ring
of honorable men, and Bill Washburn (part
proprietor of two of the largestnmills) is one
Minnesota shoulitabear in mind
that one half the State Senators elected this
States Senator to succeed Senator McMillan.
They should bear mind that a faction of 8
r?Vf an effort to supplant the Senator just named?
The way to stand by McMillan is to de
feat the Washburn titman. It is an open
secret that Washburn proposes to be a can
didate for the Senate against McMillan if he
reaches the House. Possibly the McMillan
men don't see it.
THE St. Paul GLO BE says: "Minneapolis al
ready has one Senator in the perso/ofWrn
Windom." Whaet doen thm LO BE mean? Isrt
question has a
fine residence fronting the First Ward park in
Winona? Winona Herald.
Yes, he owns a building in Winona as a
matter of political convenience, so as to hail
from Southern Minnesota. His chief Min
nesota interests are in Minneapolis, and he
is as much the representative of Minneapo
lis as Bill Washburn. When Hayes came to
Minnesota he made no effort to secure him
at Winona, but labored night and day to
secure the Presidential attraction for
Bill King's show. He and Bill King hunted
couples through the Pacific Mail and
other fat takes, and their joint plunder went
into Minneapolis. If Washburn could be
elected that city would have a representative
in each house.
WE are pleased to notice the formation of
a young mens'Donnelly club in this city.
It is a non-partisan organization, the presi
dent being a Kepublican and it proposes to
work singly with a view of electing Mr.
Donnelly. On all other candidates the
members will vote as their party predilec
tions or personal preferences may di
but upon Congressman they will act as a
unit. This is an excellent movement and
and example which we hope to see followed
throughout the district. Let there be a young
men's Donnelly club (composed of me of
all parties) formed in every town in the dis
tnct and organization perfected. The youno
and active men of the district can determine
the result. Mr. Donnelly i8 a standar
bearer of whom the young men need not bde
ashamed. The empty-headed Washburn
composed of pomade and kid gloves, has
nothing to commend him to young or
The Millers' Association not only cut down
the grade of wheat, widen the price between
No. 2 and No. 3, fifteen or twenty cents, but
they also steal from two to six pounds for
every bushel. For instance, the wheat
which Senator Waldron sold at Litchfield
weighed fifty-five and one-half pounds. If
it had weighed fifty-six it would have passed
as No. 2. Being half a pound short it
graded No. 3, the weight of which is fifty,
A very unsophisticated person might sup
pose that the ring would take the aggregate
weight of Mr. Waldron's wheat and divide it
by fifty-four and allow him for as many
bushels as fifty-four was contained therein.
On the contrary, they divided the aggregate
by sixty, making him give rixty pounds per
bushel while they paid him for but fifty-four.
They not only robbed him of fifteen cents
per bushel by reducing his grade, but delib
erately stole six pounds per bushel for which
not one cent was paid.
This is the ring rule, and whether the
wheat passes at 54, 56, or 58 pounds, the
ring take sixty. By the aid of their steam
fans they can, and do, raise the grade with
less loss in pounds than the amount stolen,
and hence they secure, even when the grade
is honest, the fifteen to twenty cents which
they have taken from the farmer. When
they have stolen a grade they do
not even need to go to the trouble
of fanning out the dirt, but secure the plun
der and the stolen six pounds per buushel
But still it will not do to say anything
about "thieves" and "robbers," or to allow
politics to come in. There is danger that a
legislature may be elected whick will regu
late the ring if this matter is allowed to run
THE WASHBURN WHEAT RING.
The chamber of commerce yesterday
again paid attention to Mr. Washburn's
wheat ring. The discussion did not reach
the merits of the case, but was simply a con
sideration of the time when a report should
be made. The representative of Bill
King's newspaper (having arrangtd the mat
ter with Mr. Hodgson), desired to have a re
port from the committee appointed last
week to consider the frauds being per
petrated on the farmers by the Minneapolis
Millers' association. Mr. Hodgson proved
a very willing tool, and a Very unfit
man to have charge of a matter which re
quires impartial treatment. Mr. Hodgson
has a private business grievance with Mr.
Donnelly. As Mr. Washburn is a member
of the wheat ring and Mr. Donnelly is a
farmer and one of tbe victims of the Wash
burn ring, Mr. Hodgson imagines that the
exposures of the machinations of the ring
may damage his client (Washburn), and cor
respondingly aid the man with whom he
has had a business quarrel (Donnelly). Mr.
Hodgson is also the owner of an elevator on
the St. Paul & Pacific road, and with all this
in view it is not surprising that he should
promptly respond to Bill King's call for a
report. His response, at the outset, was a
personal attack upon Mr. Hodges, the chair
man of the committee of which he (Hodg
son) is a member, and a declaration that he
deprecated the spirit of the investigation.
He acquitted himself nobly in behalf of the
ring, and without having obtained any facts
or information since the appointment of the
committee, seemed ready and anxious to ac
quit his clients of all blattro in the matter.
A portion of the chamber seems desirous
of a Speedy report and we trust Mr. Hodges'
duties will admit of his return to accommo
date them. It is true that therefano time
being lost, for nothing practical can be done
until the legislature assembles, but we should
be glad to see at least a partial report as soon
as possible^ If Washburn, Bill King and
their cohorts think to derive any comfort
from a report from this committee, they
should be allowed the opportunity of amend
ing such an opinion immediately, The
sooner the facts are gathered the better for
the public and the worse for Bill Washburn
and his gang.
There is no question relative to the state
ments the farmers will furnish. The wit
nesses are legion. All through the region
question a gloom and despondency rests
upon the people, such as never before has
existed. Business is paralyzed and men are
disheartened and discouraged. They knew
they were being robbed, but until
Mr. Hodges and the St. Paul Chamber
of Commerce inaugurated a movement for
their relief they felt comparatively power
less. The idea that this great question can
be settled in one or two weeks is preposter
ous. The ring have been organ-zing and
strengthening their forces for years. The
people must organize to combat them. The
work has just begun, and it will go on
until the desired relief is secured. There
is no such thing as turning backward.
Ihere is another committee at work and
that committee will report at the ballot box
rn November. There^ill be no mistaking
their report. The report two weeks hence
will necessarily be but partial. The supple
mentary report in November will be mere
complete. MINNESOTA'S HEALTHFUL CLIMATE.
No single cause is depended upon to make
Minnesota a great State. We could group a
dozen, any one of which singly and alone
would constitute a good immigration docu
ment. Its vast domain of fertile acres its
twenty-five hundred miles of completed rail
road, bringing a market to every man's door
its lakes and rivers, affording competing
routes and securing cheap transportation its
immense common school fund, insuring fa
cilities for educating all the children this
fruitful country can ever produce its intelli
gent, law-abiding population, not equalled
by any new State, if, indeed, by any old State
or country in the world
But over and above all these, Minnesota
may dictate has one claim to the world's attention that
never has and never can be over-rated or
over-estimatedits healthy climate. Those
who have lived long in Minnesota, those
who have never known loss of health,
those who have never resided in
an unhealthy country, have but little idea
of what a healthy climate means-only a
trialonly the sad and terrible experience of
those who have had the misfortune to live
in an unhealthy country can comprehend the
significance of the words, a healthy climate.
It has often been asserted that the climate
by th testimony of
countless thousands who have sought its
pure, bracing air by those who have resid
ed here for twenty or thirty years By the
published statistics of mortality of different
States and countries. But more especially is
it daily corroborated by the testimony that
comes right home to us from those who are
returning to Minnesota from States south of
us and from California, to which they
fled when hard times set in here
a few years ago. Now that times
are improving here, many of them are com
ing back, and their appearance at once tells
the sad tale, without waiting a narration of
their experiences in the malarial districts in
which they unwisely remained. Indeed, so
frequently has this been called to our notice,
that we sometimes think that we must have
all the wanderers back except those whom
the fevers have carried to the other shore.
If any other evidence were required^ we
could ask the doubting to read the papers
that come from the States of Indiana, Ken
tucky, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. Take
their condensed columns of "State news"
and see what accumulated proofs are afford
ed of the sickness and deaths prevailing in
their midst. We are not speaking of the ltf
calities where yellow fever prevailswe
leave that out, but speak of those
malarial regions where this year is no worse
than other years. A paper before us speaks
of "a district of thirty miles along a railroad
near the Missouri in which there is not a
In short, if thera is a Minnesotian who is
not grateful to God for casting his lot in this
healthy State, let him try some of the above
for a few months and he will take a differ
ent view of the question.
TRADE WITH MEXICO.
The visit of Senor Zamacona. the Mexican
minister, to the commercial Centers of this
country, has awakened a lively interest in
the subject of trade with Mexico1.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLolj ^TtJfiSPAt MORNING, OCTOBERBrien),
THE Chamber of Commerce need
two weeks for a report on the wheat ring.
They will find a report in the GLOBK eve?y
A Boon* General Repudiated by a Republi
TLac qui Parle-Press.a8
What shall we say of thgelog-sealer, who
comes out as a full-fledged "General" after
the garh ofT a champion of soldiers' widows
gress, The truth is we can't find words to
express our contempt for such a character
and therefore it is hardly to be expected thll
we can cast our ballot for him? Werelt no
true that moneyed interests and rine inter
ests were involved in his candidacy3
burn would not be the candidate of the
publicans of the Third district to-dav He
was nominated by a ring, and if elected will
of course be the tool of that ring, and what
ittle he can accomplish will be aSomplilhed
in the ring's interests, while the district at
large will gain nothing and do a good deal
of blushing to think they sent such a crea
ture to Congress.
Closing Out the -Bucket" Shops.
NEW YOKE, Sept. 30.-The Gold and Stock
Telegraph company removed their instruments
this morning from four of the blackboard ex
changes known as the bucket shops, thus de
priving them of the facilities for continuing
their business and compelling
BOARD OF &UBBXC WftRKS.
A Volume of Business that Would
Credit to a Cit of 200,000 Inhabitants.
The board of public works met yesterday
pursuant to adjournment at 12 o'clock
Present Rice', Tinrme, Becker, and Clerk
The minutes of the previous meetings
were read and approved.
GBADING Ii'oBEENT STBBET.
The board then proceededtoopen bids for
grading, etc., L'Orient street. The follow
ing bids were submitted:
From James Starkey as follows: Excava
tion, 18c per cubic yard timber work per
1,000 feet, $18 paving, fl dry culvert
work per cubic yard, $3.50.
George Mohne, excavation, 15c timber
work, $ 18 paving) 68c culvert work, $2.50.
Michael Clonan, excavation, ll^c tim
ber work, $18 paving, 60c: culvert work,
several of these concern^still in
existence, but they have injunctions iSinS
theremoval of the stock instruments
firms compelled to closeer arel A. Curti'st
Co., Allison & Co., and Freedman & 0
8 treet of
wil be tak? tohe
made in^W T'K
made in the stock exchangne for the openine of a
That Dancing Bin at Newport, I
PBOVIDENCE, Sept. 30.-In the supreme court
to-day hearing was had on the petition of cer
tain tax payers of Newport, that the city treas
urer of that city be restrained from payimr
bills for a ball given by the city council to th!
officers of the British
Durfee said was little doubt in his mind
that the council had exceeded its authori?vn
the expenditure of the monev Th wT
lay, had lost their redress. He thoueht it *hl
duty of the court to grant an function for
^present, to give time for further mvertiga!
John Butler, excavation^ \9,% cents tim
ber work, $25 paving, 75 cents culvert
work, 40 centsto be done before thIeer 1st
day of July,
CI.0NAN CATCHES THE L'OBIENT
CONTEST OVEB PAVING JACKSON STBEET.
Mr. McLeod submitted a communication
stating he held the exclusive license in this
State for the use of the Phillips' pavement,
and the city board having awarded the con
tract to Mr. Starkey for paving Jackson
street, he gave notice that he would take
measures to protect his rights.
Mr. Starkey contended that Mr. McLeod
did not have the exclusive right as he
Mr. RiceThe matter will better settled
when the council takes action on the board's
THE BIOE STBEET SEWEB.
The city engineer submitted an estimate
of expenses for continued work on Rice
street sewer in figures, as follows
Pay roll to 30th inst., $3,000 to pay dis
charged men, $2,000 material, $6,943.
A resolution was adopted on motion of
Mr. Becker requesting the council to make
above necessary appropriations.
BIDS FOB NOTICES.
Bids for serving notices were opened at
the following offers:
J. Q. A. Ward, ll i cents per notice J.
Mamzer, 15c Daniel Sweeny, 19c F. Bine
The contract was awarded to F. Bingham.
MEBOHANTS' HOTEL ALLEY.
Mr. Becker substituted a proposition to
open an alley in the rear of block 27 extend
ing from Sibley street to Merchants' Hotel.
Referred to the council for action.
By the same, a resolution to improve
Ajmth street from Jackson to Broadway
Referredtothe council with recommenda
tion to that effect.
In the matter of defective gutters, etc., on
Seventh street, Mr. Becker, to whom the
matter was referred, reported ack a resolu
tion asking that the city engineer be dir icted
to examine into the same and report,
wors, $5to be done according to plans and
Byer&Lux, excavation, 15 cents: timber
work, $25 paving, $85 work,culvert $8.
Hueber & Hansler, excavation, 14 cents'
UBADING LAFAXETTE AVENUE.
Bids were then opened for work on Lafay
ette avenue as follows:
From C. W. Clark, earth work. 16 cents
per cubic yard masonry laid in cement, #6
per cubic yard| paving, 75 cents per square
yard timber work, $18 per square yard
surfacing, 60 cents per Cubic yard twelve
inch pipe, SO cents per lineal foot concrete,
!p6 per cubic yard.
Mr. Roche, earthwork, 14^ cents ,mason
ry, $6.54 paving, $4 timber work, $14
70 cents 12 inch pipe, 50 cents:
gutters, 65 cents per cubic yard.
John Warner & Daniel Mullen, earth
work, 18% cents masonry, $6, laid in dry
cement, $4 paving, 70 cents timber work,
*^0 surfacing, 80 cents 12 inch pipe, 45
Patrick Butler, earthwork, 16 cents
masonry, $6.25, in dry cement, $3.60 pav
ing, 80 cents timber work, $18 surfacing,
80 cents 12 inch pipe, 55 cents.
Mitchell Vincent, earthwork, 16 cents:
masonry, $6, in dry cement, $3 paving, 80
cents timber work, $25 surfacing (alone),
$2 12 inch pipe1,
manifest that by proper effort the United
States could control the entire trade of that
country, rich in agricultural and mineral re
sources, and of boundless capacity for de
velopment. It of right belongs to us. Our
geographical situation ought to command
the trade, and but for the Jack of proper
means of transportation the merchants of
the West and South would be able to handle
the countless millions of wealth that is an
nually exported from the land of the Monte
zumas. Our trade with Mexico at present
amounts to but twenty millions of dollars
annually. According to Senor Zamacona a
railroad direct to the City of Mexico would
within a single year increase that trade ten
fold. Not only could we control the exports
from that country, but we could supply the
people with meats, flour and manufactured
articles of every description, including cot
ton and woolen goodsj agricultural imple
ments, wagons, and numberless other pro
ducts of our industry.
The opening of such a vast field as is pre
sented by Mexico would have a wonderfully
stimulating effect upon our manufactures,
our mills and our farms. It would afford a
market for immense quantities of goods,
representing the labor of thousands of
skilled artisans. In return we could receive
the tropical fruits and coffees that abound in
that country, and command the gold and
silver of the mines, the richest the world
has ever seen. To obtain the means of
reaching our markets the Mexican govern
ment is anxious to do all in its power. It
offers to sub-idize a railroad, which shall
connect with our great Commercial marts,
from the Rio Grande through the City of
Mexico to the Gulf of California. All'
government requires is that the railroad
shall be built speedily, thoroughly equipped,
and managed with a view to the accommoda
tion of the public. Here is an opportunity
for American capital and enterprise that will
probably never offer again. Of the future of
such a road there can be no doubt whatever.
From the very nature of the case it must
be profitable from the start, and in the
course of less than a decade it Would without
doubt be one of the most remunerative cor
porations in the couutry if not in the
world. Mexico will put from twenty-five to
thirty millions in the enterprise, only con
ditioned on the construction of a line that
shall connect the City of Mexico with the
great chain of lakes or the Atlantic sea
board. The offer is tempting, and we are
sure it will not long go a-begging. Men of
enterprise and capitel will ere long see that
a connecting link is provided which shall af
ford an outlet for some of our superfluous
manufactures and at the same time give a
market to the products of our sister re
In figures, the several bidsBeyCONTEACT,. for grading
etc., L'Orient footed
James Starkey, $3,033 GusJoh Moline, (for
July) $2,511 Michae$2'Clonan $1,940.50-
(30 days) $4,175.
On motion of Mr. Rice, the contract was
awarded to Michael Clonan, the lowest bid
OLAEK GETS LAFAYETTE AVENUE.
In figures, the bid for grading, etc., La
fayette avenue, footed up as follows-
C. W. Clarki m,0it Mr. Roche, $13,129
Mullen & Warner, $10,050 P. Butler
$9,870 Mr. Vincent, $12,145.
C. W. Clark being the lowest bidder, on
motion of Mr. Rice the contract was awarded
Mr. Becker inquired who Mr. Clark was.
Mr. RiceI don't know him. He is a
The bond was examined, and Mr. Clark
was supposed to be all right.
THE EXPENSE OP 1MPBOVEMENTS.
The board considered and allowed sundry
bills for street improvement, etc., done under
contract and by special agreement. The
most important i*cxft the allowance of an
estimate to Thomas Fox for wcrk on Siblev
$133.87 Beyer & Lux, work on
Rice and Iglehart streets, $586.92 August
Meyer, on sidewalk contract) $117.67 Gues
Martin, on sidewaleke contract, $367.39
sewer **46.68 Molin
A Webber, Charles street grading, $289:
The pay rolls the street inspector for
work during the month of September, 1878
Third Fourt and
biith wards, were submitted and approved.
Amount, $453.75 for the lower district,
fcirst, Second and Fifth wards, $676.
WANTS THE CITY TO BUY HIS LUMBER.
A communication was read from Mr.
James Starkey requesting the board to pur
chase certain lumber he had on Jackson
street, not required in his contract for
paving said street, and which he had gotten
under the supposition that it Would be
necessary, Referred to the council for
THE CITY ENGINEERS PAY-BOLL.
The city engineer's pay-roll for Septem
ber, in amount $564, was submitted and al
Under the head of unfinished business
sundry matters looking towards the
gjaduig of certain streets, and
adopting and constricting sew
erage, were passed with reference to appro
priate committees, or to the city engineer.
in this connection a change of the grade on
od streets is recommended and under con
sideration. In the matter of
THE O'BBTEN OONTBAOT,
for the construction of the Summit avenue
sewer O'Brien waived all right to hold the city
beyond 100 cubic yards at 50 cents per cubio
yard, and it was stated that all that was neo-
CXEBICAL ASSISTANCE WANTED.
The board resumedtoconsideration of
the change in street grades.
Mr. Rice suggested that a report be made
that the board had done its duty in the
matter, but that the clerk was physically
unabletoperform the work imposed upon
rum, jind to ask the council to provide as
sistance for the dispatch of the work.
Mr. Gorman explained that he was al
lowed no assistant in any event by a statu
tory provision of an act passed by the legis
Mr. Becker moved to refer the matter to
the president to devise some means by
which such needed assistance could be pro
cured and report the same. Carried.
The board at 2 o'clock, after a two hours'
session, adjourned to meet in regular session
Meeting of tbe Board of Health.
The board of health held a meeting in the
city clerk's office yesterday afternoon.
Present: Dr. Brewer Mattocks, presi
dent and Messr*. Dowlan, Dreis, McCar
thy, Smith, and Smyth.
The reading of the minutes of the pre
vious meetings was dispensed with.
Health Inspector Patterson submitted a
report for the month of September, in
Which it was stated that the nurnauefcs abated
were seventy-eight in number, and the
amount of fines collected $15. Accepted
and ordered to be referred to the council.
Inspector Meyerding submitted a report
for the same period, setting forth that eightv
six nuisances had been abated. Attention was
invited to the sewer on Franklin street,
nearly between Third and Fifth streets, as a
nuisance creating a bad and unwholesome
On motion of Alderman Smyth, the health
officer was directed to examine the sewers of
the city, and report to the board of health
the sanitary condition of said sewers.
A petition was presented by John Grace
and others, for the construction of a sewer
on Fort street. The board voted unani
mously in favor of the sewer, and recom
mended the adoption of an ordinance to that
THE CHAFFEE-WRIGHT INBROGLIO.
The Elder Gets a Fine Send off from His
Old Home in Sxnte of Elder Chaffee's
[Special Correspondence of the lobe.
ROOHESTR B, Sept. b0.~On Saturday even
ing xhe Firs E church here where Rev.
G. W Wright has lived duiing the past
three years while he has held the position of
presiding elder, determined to show their
appreciation of him before his departure for
The ladies had quietly arranged for a sur
prise present for the doctor and family. So,
upon invitation, they went to tea to Mr. and
Mrs. Geisinger"s residence on College street,
and at 8 o'clock nearly one hundred walked
in, headed by Rev. W. C. Rice and Hon. R.
A. Jones, (who by the way is Olmsted coun
ty next representative to St- PauD filling
the commodious rooms completely, and after
an exchange of greeting the former taking
Mrs. W. by the arm led her to the reception
room, where the presents were left.
The doctor and Dick brought up the rear.
The table being uncovered, there sat a mag
nificent tea service, ice pitcher, goblets and
salver, together with silver vases, knives, etc
and to Miss Flora Wright an elegant book
of Holland's poems, "Bittersweet," and sev
eral articles from her associates.
Rev. Mr. Rice spoke as follows:
The many friends of yours now present,
wishing to eipress their appreciation for
you, and that you may in your declining
years, as memory runs back over scenes
during your stay with us find aught
to mar the many pleasant recollections
of the time spent in Rochester, offer this
beautiful silver and gold lined set,-not so
much on account of its intrinsic value as the
wish by us to be (as you gather around the
table) kindly remembered. We trust you
will have happy remembrances of the many,
very many, warm friends here, having won
them by your uprightness and spotless Chris
tian character and as you are about to leave
us, may memory's chain bind us firmly in the
bond of friendship. In the name of these
friends, I present you these gifts.
After several minutes the doctor said: I
am taken by surprise at this array of silver
ware you have so stealthily smuggeled in
here for us, and now I understand the
reason why we were detained beyond the
time we were invited. My memory goes
back seventeen years ago, when I held pas
torate over this people, and when appointed
to the office of presiding elder of this dis
trict. Though it cost more to live here
than at Owatonna, I chose this place owing
to being more acquainted. And, during the
dark hours of the past trial, often heard ex
pressions "We have full confidence in
yon be of good cheer." And now
being acquitted, I thank God that
the cloud has passed with the stjrm, though
its weight fell more severely on Mrs. Wright
and when the result was made known to
her, the shadow of gloom lifted like a pall,
and she appeared like one in the full light of
midday wtthout a cloud to mar the serenity
of the hour. You will excuse me if I can
not find expressions for our heartfelt grati
tude, and I will ever remember kindly and
always pray for the doners and those inter
ested in this happy gathering.
After a bountiful collation was served the
party broke up, having enjoyed a pleasant
evenin 8 ALEBT.
The Litchfield MeetingA Washburn Lie
To the Editor of the Globe.
LITCHFIELD, Sept. 27.In the issue of the
Pioneer Press of the 25th inst., there ap
peared a libelous report of Donnelly's meet
ing in this place, stating that the meeting
was small, and that his speech was not well
received, etc. The fact is that it was the
largest political meeting I ever saw in this
village. The town hall was packed and the
sidewalk outside was crowded with parties
unable to gain admittance, and this in the
face of a very dark and unpleasant night
If the Pioneer Press wanted the truth, it
should have published a statement of the
affair correcting the ftlse report sent to it by
their reporter from this place. Why not let
the truth be known?
SPEOTATQB AND CITIZEN.
Hard on His Relatives.
HABTFOBD, Sept. 30.James B. Harmer, the
oldest citizen of Hartford, who died last week
at the age of 87 years, gave to the Connecticut
theological institute of Hartford, durin his
life $12 000. I the will to-day admitted to
probate he leaves $5,000
cut Historical societo of Hartford, the charita-
A0U0 each to the American Tract society, Ne
lork American board of commissioners for
foreign missions, American home missionary
society of Ne York, American educational so
ciety of Boston $2,000 each to*the American
Bible society of Washington the American
seaman fnend society, Ne York, the asylum
for embeciles at Lakeville, Conn., at Words
worth, the Athenaeum at Hartford, the orphan
asylum and widows' society and Woman's
Christian association of Hartford, and $1 000
to the Liberia, Africa, college, of which
Roberts xs preBident, and to
sum of $200 each. Tha instituted
,000 in addition to the fl02,u00 already
New York Dry Goods.
NE W YOBK, Sent. 30.
Businessi continues light with commission houses
and the jobbing trade is sluggish. Cotton goods are
qmet in first hands, but fairly steady in pricl^^key
red and patchwork prints are active, but SncVsryll
moving slowly. Worsted dress goods in steady re!
2J*T wear woolens quiet and low. MedhS
SUPEE ME COUET.
FULL TEXT tiF DECISION FILED.
The First Division of the St. Paul and Pacific
Railroad Campangt Respondent, vs. JSdmund
Rice% Rmace Thompson and John 8. Kenne
ty, Jesse P. FarletJ and John 8. Barnes, Ap
It appears from the complaint that the plain
tiff is a railroad corporation, created and or
ganized under the laws of this "State, and in
vested with the usual franchises pertaining to
such a corporation in respect to certain lines of
railroad particularly described in the com
plaint, and extending through dif
ferent counties and portions
the State. That at the time when the griev
ances complained of occurred it owned and was
in the actual and lawful possession of its said
several line^ of railroad, together with the ap
purtenances thereto belonging, and the rolling
stock equipment, including tools, implements,
fuel and material mentioned in said complaint
and then held for use in connection therewith
and for operating and repairing the same, and
that it was then engaged in operating the same,
and was in the enjoyment of the tolls and in
come received and derived therefrom, of which
it then had on hand in its treasury the sum of
$157,615.04. That being BO in the possession
and u"e of auoh corporate property as corpora
tion owner, the defendants, on the 9t
day of October. 1876, by reason of cer
tain wrongful afcs by them then done,
and in which they all participated unlawfully,
dispossessed the plaintiff and thereupon took
from it and appropriated to their own use said
money and other property and began operating
and thence continued to oDefate the said lines
of road and to collect and receive the tolls and
inrome thereof for their own use and benefit.
That they still continue to withhold this prop
erty from the plaintiff and refuse to deliver up
the same or any part thereof although request
ed so to do I is also alleged that said lines
of road with their equipment and appurtenan
ces are becoming gieatly depreciated in value
by the use of the defendants and for want of
proper management and repairs and that if al
lowed longer to remain in their
possession and control the same will
become materially injured and impaired,
and the tolls and income thereof will be lost
to the plaintiff. Th relief prayed for is a
FirstThai defendants surrender and deliver
up to the plaintiff the said lines of railroad,
with all and singular the equipments and ap
an aim eiuguia me equipments an a ap
purtenances and other the said property per-
take cognizance alike of legal and equitable
rights, and to administer legal remedies or
grant equitable relief, or do both, according as
the nature of the case may require, and as may
be permitted by the statute. An it is ex
pressly provided that several causes of action,
whether legal or equitable, may bu
united in the same complaint whenever
they are all included in the same
prosecution or transactions connected with the
subject of action provided they affect all the
parties to the action and do not require differ
ent places of trial (Gen. Stat., chapt. 66, Sec
98.). I Montgomery vs. McEwen, 7 Minn
351, this court in construing this provision say.
"We think the language here used was intend
ed to allow the plaintiff to litigate every thing
arising out of the same transaction or transac
tions connected with the same subject of ac
tion" in one suit, and that whether the relief
sought may be partly legal and partly equita
ble or wholly of the nature of one .,r the oth
ers and it was there held that a cause of ac
tion for the r-covery of the amount due on a
note given by the defendant to the plaintiff
therein was properly joined in the
same complaint with an equitable
claim by the latter for the delivering up and
cancellation of a note and mortgage given by
him to the former inasmuch as both causes of
action originated in and constitued parts of one
entire transaction, and it was also held in an
swer to an objection that neither of these caus
es of action taken separately was sufficiently
stated to entitle a recovery by the plaintiff that
this was not a defect fatal to the sufficiency of
the complaint, provided it contained such
us to be in entire harmony with the geneial
spirit,, purposes and objects. of our code system
out of and relating to the same transaction,
spiritt off the statute. The different matters of
fact stated and embraced in the complaint as
the foundation of plaintiffs action all have
reference to one and the same
transaction of which the severally form parts.
They all occurred between the same parties
plaintiff and defendants.
The grievances complained of affect equally
all the parties to the action, and they were not
of such an incongruous or adverse nature as to
produce any embarrassment or difficulty in
disposing of them all in one snit. The alleged
injuries all arose out of the one wro-ig com
mitted by the defendants in unlawfully dis
possessing the plaintiff of its several lines of
railroad, money and other corporate property
and in taking and holding the possession there
of, and using the same for their benefit, by
operating the lines of road, and appropriating
the earnings thereof, then taken and subse
quently acquired to their own use. Th entire
property and money thus wrongfully
obtained by the defendants a
the same time and in the same transaction
through partly real and partly personal, was
owned and held in its entirety by the plaintiff
as a railroad corporation and as railroad prop
erty which it had the legal right under its char
ter to hold, possess and enjoy for corporate
purposes, and it has the clear legal right to be
restored to its possession as a whole and to re
cover such damages as it may have sustained
tainmg thereto. speak. They admit that everytbina
aecond-That they pay to the said plaintiff else is really excluded from this contort ind
,th,,thee ...tor ot th case ,mi, as "'^J lPro statement tuat "tile legal both, as th nature of the requiresC, o.r
shall be agreeable to equity and good con
That the plaintiff is legally entitled
upon the facts stated to the specific relief
prayed for in the first and second specifica
tions admits of no question, and the objection
taken by the demurrer that the complaint does
not state sufficient facts to constitute a cause
of action, was therefore properly overruled.
To sustain an objection of this kind the pleading
must be so wholly defective in its sUtement
of fact as to present no cause of action
whatever entitling the party taking it to any
portion of the relief which he claims.
The fact that he claims more than he is entitled
to or that he joins with a rightful legal chum a
demand or equitable relief to which he has no
tight, is not a defect which can be taken advan
tage of Under an objection of this character.
Conelly vs. Davidson, 10 Minn., 392.
Connor vs. Bd. of Ed., St. Anthony, 10Minn.,
Lockwood vs. Bigelow, 11 Minn., 113.
Metzner vs. Baldwin al, 11 Minn., 150.
The remaining question to be considered re
lates to the objection that several causes of
action have been improperly united without
considering or determining the point raised by
the respondent that a defect in pleading
ot this character cannot be reached bv a gen
eral demurrer, and fails to point out specifical
ly the distinct causes of action which are
claimed to be thus improperly united. We are
of the opinion that there is no Buch misjoinder
of causes of action in this case as renders the
pleading defective on that account.
The distinction which formerly existed be
tween actions at law and suits in equity, and
the forms of all such actions and suits have
been abolished, and there now remains but one
form of action for the enforcement or protec
tion of private rights, and the redress of pri
vate wrongs, which is denominated a civil ac
tion. (Gen. Stat., chap. 06, sec. 1.)
The form of proceedings in every such action
and the rules by which the sufficiency of plead
ings thereon are to be tested, are matters of
statutory regulation (Gen. Stat., chap. 66, sec.
70)u.i same court possessessboth law
yTh jurisdiction, and hence i competenanod
by reason of having been thus deprived of its
use, and in case any portion of such property
has been so converted and used that the same
cannot be returned specie, it is also clearly
entitled to recover full compensation in dam
ages as to that portion.
To compel the plaintiff in order to obtain full
redress for the wrong thus committed
to separate the transection into as many parts
as there were different kinds and pieces of
property aSeeted bv it, and to bring a separate
action for each one for the recovery of the real
property, another for the conversion of the
money, and as many other distinct actions to
recover the possession of the personal property
as there were distinct wood piles or other sep
arate articles situate in* different counties and
judicial districts along the lines of its road
would involve a vexatious multiplicity of ac
tions, which it was the obvious intention of
this provision of our statnte to avoid. Th
case in our judgment is one which all th*
rights of the parties as disclosed by the com
plaint can and ought to be fully settled, and
determined in one action, and "assuming the
facts to be as stated in the complaint the'man
ner of their statement as parts of one entire
transaction, is unobjectionable and plainly and
concisely done. Whether upon th facts
stated the plaintiff is entitled to the account-'
ing prayed for or to the appointment of a re
ceiver pending the action, need not be consid
ered, as was correctly held by the court below^
because those points are not raised by the de
Order of court below affirmed.
A CLEAR STATKMKN'T.
The Position Which the Democratic I'irti/
of the West Occupies on the Greenback
[Cincinnati Enquirer, Sept. '28.'
Harpers' Weekly says, with great truth,
that "'the result of the election in Maine is
of the highest importance:" that "th Cin
cinnati Enquirer, the great Western organ
of the Greenback movement, bails with jof
the result Maine that "it is in vain that
Republicans and Democrats fence and evade
upon fictitious questions and unreal tradi
tions the commanding interest of the hour
is financial that this must be "th decisive
consideration in the Congressional elec
tions." The New \oik 1 *imc*. and the en
tire press of the East, have reluctantly
reached this conclusion. The stone which
he builders rejected is become the head of
he corner. The issue which the East but
est erday lightlyf tossed abide ipeoplc onl ne which these now
i, nverswn mereor. loudly proclaimed as the fight against the
the time of the conversion thereof.
ThirdThat they account to the plaintiff for
all tolls and income of the said lines rail
road received by them in the operation thereof,
and pay them the balance after deducting the
necessary expenses in maintaining and operat
ing the same
Fourth-that a receiver be appointed to take behind time I repeats, in talking of
reenback, which llarper\
florjnr'ti Weekly, & ''Journal of Civiliza-
tion," takes up the discussion like tho comi
cal end man" among the minstrels, away
tenders were issued under the war power.
The act was justified, and justified only, as
the court puts it, by a mortal exigency in
volving the very existence ot the govern
ment." W have already quoted at
length and frequently from the de
cisions of th supreme court to
prove that this statement of the opinion ot
he court is absolutely incorrect. The court
decided no such tiling, as is already admitted
by lawyers who ha\e examined the question,
if it is not known to the editor of the Jour
nal of Civilization. This the first argu
ment of George William Curtis against the
substitution of greenbacks for the national
banknotes, is an i't'e.l false tt.itement of
decision of the snp-tme court, which a
journal of such a character should not make.
Harper's Weekly then s-iys thut "a sec.
objection is that the substitution of green
banks for the national bank notes would
place the whole volume of the currency
under the immediate control of Congress.'
That is, if possible, a woie blander than
the other. The supreme court of the United
States, in the very decision which Harper's
Weekly wilfully or lgnoiai.tlj misiepresents
declares (12 Wallace, .-.4.1) that "trhuttver
power there is over the currency is vested
in Congress. If the power to declare what
is money is not in Congress it is annihi
lated." This objection th'-'efore fails. I
is, in effect, cha rgmg that this measure of
"dishonest finance" would place the control
of the currency where the supreme court
says it always was and where it will always
The third and last aigurnent against this
feature of the Greenback doctrine is as
stated by Ha pet's Wakh/, that "its real
purpose is an unlimited ls-sue of irredeem
able paper money." This is beneath Har
per's Weekly or its cultivated cditoi. W
propose to substitute government paper
money, which costs the people many
roilh'ons of dollars a jeai. Ihat pro
poses no increase paper mon
ey. That i not an '-unlimited
issue paper money, ^e, on the other
hand, charge that Haipn'* Weekly, by re
sisting this proposition, shows itself in favor
of an unlimited robbery and endless taxation
of the people in the interest ot National
banks. W charge that that journal is in
favor of unlimited bank inflation. I would
take away from Congress what the constitu
tion places there, and put it in he hands of
the National banks. It would perpetually
enthrone a money power already perilously
powerful. Jiut we have quoted the three
arguments which tho Journal of Virilization
brings against th substitution of gieenbacks
for National bank note**, the demand for
which it calls most specious.
BOUND O DIE
An Unfortunate Old Man SAt loicn in
Field to Starve Himself to DeathEight
Da as of Terrible Siijj rrinu.
LLondon (Ont.) Free Press,
and so connected with it as to constitute but mamed perfectly speechless and motionlea
separate parts of the same. Th present case But after stimulants had been admiS^S
fa Is clearly within both the letter and the he revived sufficiently tl Zuft- the statute Th different matters of ^X^^^Jte.^^
his name was Thomas Loichine, and that his
age was 54. He had been out of work for a
ong time and had searched in vain for some
kind of employment. Goaded to desperation
by bis ill success, he resolved to die bv
starvation, proceeded to the spot
where he was found, and lay
down with that resolution. He had been
there for eight days, in all the pelting storms
that have taken place in that time, yet his
purpose was not shaken nor his determina
tion altered. His appearance thoroughly
confirmed his statement-his eyes were sunk
deep into their sockets, and his bones were
almost protruding through his skin. Onlv
with the greatest effort was he able to teU
his story of suffering and the cause which
led him to so desperate a step. He was sub
sequently removed to the city in a vehicle
and brought before "Squire Peters, who
after administering a tumbler of brandy and
water, had him conveyed to the jail, where
rmder a strict regimen and careful nursinc
he may probably recover in time. But he is
so far reduced by abstinence and exposure
that Ins convalescing Hill be necessarily
It is seldom that a more painful attempt to
commit suicide is heard of than that which
was developed in Kensington yesterday
morning. Some time in the forenoon the
E W Johnso
statement of facts comprising the whole trans- iT i""i""-- i umvuiusun,
action as taken together as a whole, showed the
plaintiff entitled to both kinds of relief sought, number of dogs. They were barkm and
The doctrine of this early case which was de running around some object hidden "from
cided in 1862 has never since been questioned, view by a large log lyin near the e.W thl
and it is too ate now to disturb or unsettle the wood. Upon SdinT th
rule of practice which it established if we felt wretched n Ky
sodiBoosed. wreicnea spectacle met their gaze
The decision of that case, however, seems to
t-, ^JC v,L,r V,J uu i cuu system
settl/and determine intone aS. XdE^the
limitations prescribed by the statute all
matters of difference between them, arising
ot practice, and especially with the manifest around him, nor the noise made the dorre
design of the particular provision under con- but his haggard and sallow fare ,n l'
sideration, which was undoubtedly to avoid a dence of some lmoprLa-?
multiplicity of suits by enabling parties to ~f7
werned attractedfotc the peculian coua
ta a grove on the property of Hutchinson,
in wet and tatteied garments, al
dead. appeared not to notice those
genng animation. was
ere dry and comfortable gar
substitut-d for his miserable
PPrel. During these operations he re-