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THE WHEAT MNG.
ANOTHER TILT AT IT BY THE CHAM-
JiElt OE COMMERCE.
Bill King's Representative Wants to Hear
from the CommitteeThe Member of the
Committee Who Owns A Elevator Re-
spondsA Gener al Verdict that Mr.
Hodges Should he HeardTwo Weeks
Time Given the CommitteeOur Railroad
At the meeting of the chamber of com
merce yesterday, the following letter was
tbe Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce
of St. Paul:
DEAB Sin: Whereas, members of your hon
orable body have seen proper to characterize
the Minneapolis Millers' association as "whole
sale robbers and swindlers and whereas the
offense complained of seems to be in the grad
ing of wheat, grading as No. 3 that which
should he graded as No. 2, and grading as No 4
that which should be graded as No. 3, and of
making the difference in piice between these
two grades greater than it ought to be, thereby
"swindling the producers," etc., etc., I am in
structed by the Minneapolis MillerB' associa
tion to offer to the St. Paul chamber of com
merce, or any member thereof, all of the No. 3,
No. 4 and rejected wheat bought by the said
association between this date and January 1,
187!), at actual cost, delivered on cars at the
stations along the different lines of railroads
In view ot the serious nature of the charges
thus made against this association by members
of, and befoie your honorable body, and of the
further fact that your honoiable body have so
far entertained such charges as to make the
same a pretext of a committee of investigation
upon the acts oi this association, we would re
bpectfully request that you will make this
pioposition and your decision thereon, as pub
lic, and through the same channels as the
charges against this association have been made.
Respectfully yours, E. B. ANDREWS,
General Agent Minneapnlis Millers' Association.
Minneapolis, Sept. 25.
This communication was referred to the
committee appointed at the last meeting,
Mr. Driseoll then desired to know what
the committee were doing. Mr. Hodg was
absent, but the majority of the committee
Mr. Hodgson promptly responded. Mr.
Hodges had issued his circular without con
sulting other members of the committee.
He regretted the acrimonious spirit of Mr.
Hodges and condemned his language, in fact
he indulged in a personal tirade on his co
laborer on the committee until called to or
der. He then proceeded to say that be had
10,000 acres ot land on the St. Paul &
Pacific, 1,000 under cultivation, and he
didn't want to see any swindling. Still he
thought the millers had done great good, and
was afraid if the Chamber proceeded it
would prevent mills being built I lied
Wing the millers made live cents difference
between grades, and he thought that was
Mr. Lee said the gentleman had told us
how much land ho had, but he forgot to
mention that he was also interested in tbe
elevators on that road.
Mr. Banning said: Inasmuch as Mr. Hodg
son, a members of the committee, has
made a partial report, and has chosen to
mingle with it some of his personal opinions,
I ask the indulgence of the chamber.
In the first place 1 desire to say, that the
attacks made on our friend Mr. Hodges, who
instigated the inquiry in regard to the alleg
ed outrages committed on the wheat produc
ers of this State by the wheat buyers and in
spectors, is most undeseived. I mav say
l'ust here, that, not only he, but other gentle
men like him disposed to defend these pro
ducers, have of late been continuously slan
dered by men who have not the courage to
write over their own signatures, preferring,
like the assassin, to stab men in the dark.
Do you not know and recognize such a man
in this chamber? I do not agree that Mr.
Hodges, in his circular to the people, has
used coarse and abusive language, or used
any expression not fully justified by the
circumstances and the occasion. said,
in effect, that it was charged that by manipu
lation and management in widening the
grades, and testing the quality of the wheat,
that the grades were reduced so that No. 1.
wheat was reduced to No. 2, No. 2 to No. 3,
No. 3 to rejected, and thus from fifteen' to
twenty cents a bushel knocked
off its actual value, and he
further said that if this were
true, the men engaged in this nefarious prac
tice were properly denounced as a band of
thieves and robbers. I will add to and em
phasize what he said in this. They are
worse than common robbers who plunder
the individual, for they strike directly at the
prosperity of the State.
Let me not be misunderstood. There is
no just complaint to make against the for
mation of the Millers' association of Minne
apolis. It stands upon the same basis as
other formations, whethei corporations, com
panies, co-operative societies, aggregate in
telligence and capital to cheapen the cost of
their products, and more economically carry
on their business. As in Minneapolis they
can cheapen their warehouse charges by doing
business in one or two, instead of a large
number. They have to employ fewer buy
ers and agents in purchasing wheat and con
ducting their business, thus lessening the
cost of the manufacture of flour, and en
abling them to pay a larger price for the
wheat. The objection is not to this. The
great question is, whether when this aggre
gation of capital and power is organized, it
is used as a means to pillage the producers,
as is charged by the settlers on the St. Paul
& Pacific lines.
I learn the plan of operating in wheat, in
a large portion of this State, is about like
this, and if it be thus, you may readily com
prehend how this great interest is at the
mercy of a combination which must be
broken up if we would have prosperity.
Wheat is our great production. On it de
pends the value of our lands, the success of
manufactories, the business of our mer
chants, the employment of labor, and in all
its forms, the prosperity of the State. This
great product of the country is gathered up
and carried out by certain lines of railroads
which will not carry either to the Mississippi
Eiver or the Lakes, but by arbitrary rules,
force it by unnatural routes to market.
Again, it is said and I presume it will not
be disputedthat the business of buying
wheat, inspecting, grading and valuing it, is
also becoming a monopoly of the worst de
scription. The plan is somewhat thus:
Capitalists in the East, engaged in purchas
ing and dealing in wheat, select and employ
their agents, men adapted to the business, of
known ability and skill, who mainly purchase
the entire wheat crop of the State.
Of course, the fiist question to be settled
is, how to get rid of competition, and how to
fix the grade and quality of wheat, as upon
the settlement of this question largely de
pends its profits. They then divide the
wheat-producing portion of the State into
sections, one set of buyers in one territory
another another territory, and so on: and
thus they get rid of competition as among
themselves, while the grade is fixed by the
agent or inspector acting for all. The ar
rangement in the district tributary to the
Millers Association is, I am informed, about
like this. The Minneapolis millers re
quire about 5,000,000 bushels of wheat
annuall-, and are quite willing that the Lake
Michigan buyers may have the rest of the
crop, and as I am told, they arrange with the
Michigan railway lines to give them the
Hour to carry, if they will haul up wheat
from Eastern points on their lines at a re
duced rate, sb* as to guarantee the 5,000,000
of bushels. This arrangement having been
made, the Lake Michigan buyers have a fine
field to the rest of the territory.
As will be seen, the effect of this combina
tion is to break down competition jn the
Mil- i I rll Mill, i*.lw%rrmr. BJ jjtnii^n ^in.Mi-nn-n^
Governor Marshall offered the following:
Jtewlvrd, That the committee appointed to
investigate charges in relation to unjust grad
ing of wheat, etc., be instructed to proceed
without delay to investigate said charges, and
shall make said investigation impartial and not
(x partegiving millers, elevator men and all
paities interested ample opportunity to be
Mr. Lee said Mr. Hodges made his state
ment plainly and it was all right. If the
Minneapolis Millers' association was guilty
ot what had been charged they were thieves
and robbers. Mr. Hodges had said he was
going away, but the chair had, very properly,
appointed him and he should have a chance
to be heard. He had been assailed and
should be given an opportunity to reply.
thought there was no great 'hurry. Com
petition would give temporary relief.
The Milwaukee & St. Paul road
were putting buyers in the field
this week. When Mr. Hodges shows
his charges are true, the Chamber will have
no ground to refuse to stand by him.
again called attention to the fact that Mr.
Hodgson did not say he owned an elevator.
Dr. Day moved to instruct the committee
to report in one week. wanted a report
made next Monday and stay there all day if
necessary and settle it. The present discus
sion was doing no one any good. Mr.
Hodges was not a blatherskite, but the
Chamber could not endorse him as they
Pascal Smith said the grade was fixed by
Milwaukee, and worked bad this year, te
cause there was so much poor wheat.
The chair said the committee was to ex
amine into e.evator charges and all abuses,
as well as the Millers' association.
Mr. Hodgson endeavored to have Banning,
Lee or Mr. McClung added to the committee,
but all declined emphatically.
Mr. Lee said Mr. Hodges had been assail
ed, and he should be allowed to go on and
Mr. Driseoll said the chamber was not a
political organization. Mr. Hodges' circular
was being used to the advantage of one can
didate for Congress, and the disadvantage of
another. He hoped Mr. Banning would help,
and if the chamber was honest it would
proceed immediately, in order to aid the
farmers at once.
Mr. Banning would be glad to help Mr.
Driseoll, as he often needed help. Organiza
tions were being perfected in the State, and
it required legislation to secure relief.
James Smith, Jr., moved to amend the
resolution by requesting the committee to
report in two weeks.
This motion prevailed and the discussion
Mr. Metcalf offered the following resolu
tions, which were adopted.
Resolved, That a committee be appointed to
ascertain and report to this chamber at an ear
FirstThe causes which lead to a contem
plation by the Northern Pacific railroad of the
construction of a line of road on the west side
of the river below Sauk Eapids.
SeeondWhether such causes can be removed
without such construction, and if not
ThirdWhether, in the inception "of this
scheme and its results, a blow was meditated,
or will be aimed, at the commercial, manufac
turing and property interests of our citizens.
YOUNG MEN'S DO*NELLY CLUB.
A Excellent Organization Which Will
In pursuance of a call a number of
the prominent young men of the city, irre
spective of party, met at the corner of
Fourth and Jackson streets, to organize a
club, for the purpose of aiding the election
of Hon Ignatius Donnelly as repre
sentative from the Third Congressional
Mr. A. Wampler was called to the
On motion, the organization took the
name of the "Young Men's Donnelly Club,
of St. Paul." The following officers were
elected: President, Joseph Oppenheimer
vice president, Birmingham corre
sponding and recording secretary, James
A motion was adopted to issue a call for a
public meeting on Thursday evening, Oct.
3, at 7 o'clock, at Democratic headquarters.
After which the meeting adjourned.
purchase of wheat, and, of course, reduce
Now, it is charged that in addition to this
the Millers' association and wheat buyers sit ARIES,
employ an agent from Milwaukee to fix the
grade and quality of the wheat product of
the Stat, and all the wheat bought is bought
and graded to correspond with the grade thus The Furnace Question Waxes to a Fiery
fixed by the inspector. W.O*^T.,
n ,n TThere
Now then comes the temptation. A
difference in the value of this wheat of from
10 to 20 cents per bushel, is easily made
by the manipulation of process of fixing its
They use what is known as "brass testers"
they hold about four pounds of wheat, and
by weight and measurement of that four
pounds of wheat its grade is fixed. I am
told that the mere manner of putting the
wheat in this testerwhether it shall be put
in bulk compact and solid, or whether pour
ed loosely in, wheat can be made
either No. 1 or 2, 2 or 3, 3 or
rejected, at the pleasure of the gentlemen
who handle these "Little Jokers." I am not
saying that this great abuse has been carried
to the extent charged along the St. Paul and
Pacific lines, but I do say that the tempta
tion to make a vast profit by swindling the
wheat producers of the State is too great
longer to be tolerated.
It is charged that we are trying to make
this a political question, and that it is in
tended to effect the chances of the two gen
tlemen running for Congress in this district.
I do not know how this can be so, unless
one party may be interested and favora
ble to the wrongs complained of, while the
other occupies the opposite and honest
grounds in the premises. I make
no charge here against the
Millers' association that would not apply
elsewhere, and no doubt if the mills were in
St. Paul, and the Millers' association was in
St. Paul, witb their vast ramifications and
influence, but that we to-day would be de
fending ourselves against just such charges
as are made against the Millers'association
of Minneapolis. What, then, is the remedy
and cure for this? You cannot expect to re
model human nature,or get out of man his nat
ural desire to make all the money he can out of
even dangerous chances in business opera
tions. The only remedy I know of is by
such legislation as will fix the grades of
wheat, and so clasify its quality, attaching
such penalties for the violation of
the law as shall effectually prevent
the vile practices complained of.
For myselfwere I a farmerI would not
vote for a member cf the legislature, who
did not pledge himself at the coming eh c
tion to procure if possible the legislation de
manded. I therefore am glad that this ques
tion has been forced upon the public atten
tion, and is coming to be one of the polit
ical issues made up in this section of the
State, as, in this way, and only in this way
can legislation be secured.
ST. PAUL, Minn., 1st October. 1878.
The Germania Life Insurance Company of
New York having decided to establish a general
agency in this city for the States of Iowa, Min
nesota, Nebraska, the territories of Dakota,
Montana, Wyoming and Icaho, the former local
agent, Ferdinand Willius, Esq., having declined
the acceptance of this general agency on ac
count of other numerous business engagements,
Mr. Adolf Bender has been this day appointed
the general agent for the above mentioned dis
The office of the company in this city is at
No. 41 E. Third street.
Superintendent of Agencies.
Soldiers Additional Homesteads for sale by
if* i MOBTON, MOOBE & Co.,
&,.-1,. t-faj-gflL-,- PioneerPreeB building.
FURNACES AND BILLS
HeatInspector BezHi t.s
I a tie OutBut Don't Carry His
Furnace ThroughThe Salaries Finally
AdjustedBills That Can't Paid Be-
cause Well, Because.
The board of education met in regular
session last night at 9 o'clock, President
Murphy in the chair. All the members
The minutes of the previous meetings
were read and approved.
THE NUMBEB OF SCHOOL OHTLDBEN.
The superintendent of schools submitted
a report setting forth that the public schools
opened on the 9th of September with an en
rollment of 2,852 distributed in
the different schools as follows:
High school 182, Jefferson 541, Madison 392,
Washington 273, Adams 272, Franklin 259,
Lincoln 234, Neill 200, Sixth ward 187, Vine
street 118, McLean 103, Rice 91. The num
ber was increased to 3,012 during the first
week, and he suggested that all promotions
be made by the superintendent. The school
year of ten months is divided into five equal
portions. Attention was called to the out
houses of the Washington school as a nuis
ance. The report was adopted and placed on
Inspector Hagan, chairman of the com
mittee on schools, to whom was referred the
question of fixing teachers' salaries, reported
for adoption a schedule of pay for teachers
in the district or graded schools, the same as
heretofore published in the GLOBE.
Mr. Benz thought the pay too small.
Mr. Donnelly thought, under the circum
stances, that it was sufficient. Many of the
first year teachers were generally young girls
taught in the city. They were withou. ex
perience, and their first year's duty was,
after all, a tuition of experience.
Messrs. Benz and Hagan urged an excep
tion in favor of Mrs. Campbell, of Jefferson
school. The schedule reduced her pay, and
she onght not to be cut down.
The report was put to vote, and was
Inspector McCardy wanted to know how
many hours the teacher of Latin was em
ployed during the day.
Prof. Wright answered he was engaged all
the day, five hours.
THE COMMITTEE ON PROPERTY.
Inspector Benz, chairman of the commit
tee on property, submitted a report recom
mending that the Neill school lot be graded
that a board fence be placed around the
Sixth ward school and sidewalks laid that a
sewer be laid from the privy vault at Wash
ington school to main sewer on Eighth
street that the janitor of the High school
transfer with the janitor of Lin
coln school that the purchase of
the Henderson furnace be made for
the Neill school because it is lowest and best,
and that two registers be placed in the school
room at an additional cost of $100.
Inspector Dufrene submitted a minority
report favoring the Boynton furnace, and
urged the award of the contract to Prender
Mr. Donnelly moved to consider the report
seriatim, each proposition at a time.
The first proposition to grade Neill school
lot met no opposition, and the committee
was ordered to act.
Inspector McCardy objected to painting
the Sixth ward school fence.
In' pector Kerr wanted to know how much
it would cost.
Mr. BenzNot much.
Mr. KerrHow much?
Mr. Hagan moved to recommit to the
committee with power to act.
President MurphyPaint and all?
Mr. HaganYes at their discretion. I
can trust them.
Mr. Hagan's motion was carried.
On the sewer matter at the Washington
school, President Murphy asked if there was
any water there.
President MurphyWhat's the ussof a
sewer without water?
Mr. DonnellyIt can be washed out wit
water from a hose. The gentleman then
moved that the committee be empowered to
act, which prevailed
chool to Lincoln school, provoked another
Mr. Benz explained the transfer was pro
posed because the janitor at the high school
was too old to take care of the school, but
could do the work of the other.
The matter was settled by a motion of Mr.
Hagan to lay on the table.
THE FURNACE FOR NEILL SCHOOL.
The furnace for the Neill school house
evolved a prolong,,
between Messrs. Benz an^ Dufrene
Mr. Benz wanted to know what Mr. Du
frene knew about furnaces.
Mr. Dufrene replied not much, but that
he knew the Boynton furnace had been tried
and found satisfacton. He didn't want any
experiment. Tbe bid was for $610, and an
additional cost of $140 was asked.
Mr. Merriam explained that the merits of
the furnaces had been fully contrasted. Mr.
Bennett's bid was less than any other, for
the Henderson furnace, and he didn't know
how the board could evade awarding him the
Mr. Donnelly wanted to know why the ad
ditional $100 was asked, if Mr. Bennett pro
posed to make a complete job of it.
Mr. Merriam explained that the two regis
ters would save fuel, as one could be closed
and nt so much fuel need be used in par
tially warm weather.
Mr. Donnelly said he had heard Mr. Benz
had said that Mr. Bennett's bid ought not to
be considered, as the Henderson furnace
Mr. Benz said that the person who said so
was a liar.
Mr. Donnelly urged the acceptance of the
Prendergast bid. proposed to put them
in and keep them until spring, and if they
didn't suit, he would take them out without
any cost to the board.
Mr. McCardv moved that the award be
made to Prendergast for the No. 3 and 4
furnaces for $718.
Mr. Kerr said he was glad to have this
discussion (which was more than the re
porters could applaud) as he hadn't
made up his mind how to vote.
But from what he had heard and knew, the
gentlemen concluded to favor the Boynton
The president favored the old adage to
praise the bridge which carried you over.
He knew the Boynton furnace, and thought
it good enough for all purposes.
Mr. Merriam again urged the acceptance
of Bennett's bid. If it was the intention
always to use the Boynton furnace, make a
rule to that effect. Bu if the board, as it
had done, asked for bids, it was
due to themselves and the respon
sible firm making the bid to
give it consideration (as if it hadn't been
done.) urged his views because the com
mittee had recommended the Henderson fur
nace, and Mr. Bennett's bid was lowest.
Mr. Scheffer looked upon it as an experiment
if Bennett got the contract, and he'd prefer
that some private citizen make the experi
ment not the school board. knew the
Boynton furnace from experience, and wanted
it used again.
Mr. Donnelly called for the ayes and noes
on Mr. McCardy's motion.
Mr. Benz objected he didn\ want to be
in a hurry, ypi|
Mr. Donnelly said to Mr Benz: "Didn't
THE ST. PAUL DAILY^ GLOBl &JESDAY MORNING^ OCTOBER 1878.
you say that whoever said you (Benz) had
said the Henderson furnace was useless
Mr. BenzI certainly did.
Mr. DonnellyI would like to call Mr.
Prendergast to say so.
Mr. BenzI ll say the same to him.
Mr. DonnellyBus word is as good as
Mr. Benz moved to amend Mr. McCardy's
motion to award the contract to Pendergast
Bros, by substituting the Bennett bid.
The amendment was lost by the following
YeasHagan, Cullen, Benz3.
NaysDonnelly, Dufrene, Kerr, Mc
Cardy, Scheffer, Manson and Mr. President
The original motion was adopted by the
On motion of Mr. Scheffer the purchase
of a papyrograph was authorized for the
use in the superintendent of schools office.
THE FBENCH TEACHES
Mr. Donnelly moved that the French
teacher's salary be increased from $400 to
$500, which motion was lost by a vote
of 2 yeas and 8 nays. Donnelly and Dufrene
voting in the affirmative.
Mr. Donnelly moved that Mr. D.
Bond's salary be increased to $1,200.
Mr. Kerr wanted to know how much the
teacher of penmansuip had formerly re
The SecretaryTen hundred and eighty.
The motion to increase prevailed by a vote
of to 4.
President Murphy at this stage of the
proceedings withdrew, and Mr. Kerr took
charge of the deliberations. Mr. Shaffer
TOO MUCH TALKING.
Mr. McCardy introduced a resolution to
allow each member to speak only twice
on each subject, unless permitted by unani
mous consent. Went over under the rules.
Inspector Kerr gave notice that at the
next regular meeting he would introduce a
resolution to the effect that pupils shall at
tend the nearest school furnishing the grade
to which said pupils are entitled. And at
the same time a resolution will be offered to
establish limits for each school.
The secretary reported sundry bills for
approval. Mr. Merriam stated that the treas
urer hadn't funds on hand to meet the
claims, and moved that to obtain a financial
study of the case tbe matter be referred to
the committee on finance, together with the
At Mr. Donnelly's suggestion the property
committee's report as a whole was adopted,
excepting the change of janitors.
Under the bead of claims and bills, Mr.
McCardy objected to a payment ot a GLOBE
bill for printing unless it was known to have
been done according to contract.
Mr. Cullen said it was all right, Mr. Mc
Afee had certified to it.
Mr. Kerr stated he had examined the bill
as chairman of the finance committee, and
had allowed it.
Mr. Merriam moved to refer the matter to
the secretary, and if he found it right to pay
it. Mr. McCarty objected. wanted the
board to act as a whole.
The bill was put aside as not being signed
byamajontyof the committee on finance.
Mr. CullenI object to all the bills. Mr.
Merriam had not signed them.
Mr. Donnelly contested that the GLOBE
bill should be allowed. They (the GLOBE
company) had done all requiied of them, and
they should not be made to wait. He want
ed an exception in this case.
Mr. Cullen urged the same view of the
The board examined and allowed sundry
bills which had the required number of the
members' John Hancock.
The matter of the teachers' pay-roll was
called up, but went over.
A mislaid bill of Mr. Buffington's was, on
motion, called for.
At 10:45 o'clock the board adjourned.
Hon. W. Colvill, Bed Wing, at the Merchants.
Judge F. M. Crosby, Hastings, registered a
the Merchants yesterday.
Hon. C. H. Smith, Windom, is paying one of
his periodical visits to St. Paul, with headquar
ters at the Merchants.
.A Judge Thomas Wilson and Capt. 0.B. Gould
The transfer of janitors from the High leading members of the legal profession
v, i T.,,vu -u~ i __.,.,. Winona, are at the Metropolitan.
Mr. Charles Johnson, Minneapolis, secretary
of the Senate for lo, these many years, spent a
short time in St. Paul yesterday.
Mr. Wm. Smith, Le Sueur, clerk of the in
sane asylum investigating committee, is in the
city on business of the committee.
W. H. Hurd, Esq., the Bismarck farmer, bet
ter known as "Fleetfoot," arrived in this city
last evening. Billie denies that there is any
truth in the rumor that he has sold his f.irm
-_--". n.a,u nan Bum nib i,irm
USCUSSlon, principally and is running a lunch counter on the ierry
T,.. boat between Bi-mai ck and Fort Lincoln.
Mr. Samuel Gordon, bookkeeper of Messrs.
Merriam & Wilder, is home from his summer
yaction of several weeks, the greater portion of
it spent in Ne York city and vicinity, his
first visit there in thirteen yeais. Mr. Gordon
has a ''mahogany" hued look of a decided
cast from the exposure incident to the trip.
At the Metropolitan: L. Soulerin, M. Tar
ble, H. W. Jones, Chicago J. Pierson, Wm.
Pearson, Hamsburg, Pa. F. W. Rockwell, St.
Louis J. O'Bryan, Omaha W. D. Wash
burn, Minneapolis fF. Clark and family,
city C. Barnard, Ne York 0 B. Gould,
Judge Thomas Wilson, Winona C. A. Linsley
and wife, Utica, N. Y. Wm. Thornton, New
York W. SmitFTand wife, Montpelier, Vt.
Wm. Smith, Sueur J. G. Morey,
New Orleans B. Magoffin, Kentuck y,
J. A. Hall, Watertown, Wis. H. F. Shearman,
Martin county Gordon E. Cole, Faribault J.
E West, St. Cloud I. L. Grandin, Frank
rank Grandin, E B. Grandin, Philadelphia
J. S. Jenkins, Clinton, Iowa.
graded from $2.50 to $ 3 per day. The fol
lowing were among the arrivals yesterday:
W. S. Stock dale, Chicago F. T. Pearce, New
York C. H. Smith, Windom J. M. Perry, Fari
bault: J. Pajean, Vermont J. C. Smith, Con
necticut W. T. Pope, Detroit F. L. Vance, Mil
waukee J. Whitman, Minneapolis O. L. Bailev
Boston L. L. Greene, S. A. L. Hinckhorn,
New York H. Joelin, R. B. Stewart, Sheldon
F. M. Joy, Buffalo, N. Y. W. H. Flagg, J. E
Earle, Chicago Sam Faulkner, E H. Turner,
Milwaukee W. Colville. Red Wing H. Keller,
Winona: F. M. Crosby, Hastings C. B.
Whitford, St. Louis Bell, Montreal
Iowa P.. M.. McKenne,'Frankli Falls., N.
F. H. Drake, Kenosha.
lhe Merchants hotel has a steam elevator and false pretenses from Theresa E. Briggs and
all the modern improvements, with rooms Frank M. Merrill on the 26th dav of Augustj
rnu~ 4-,.1 1 QTQ
h. E Bradley, Chicago N. H.
Clark, Cincinnati Hanson. J. Fife, St.
Louis A. Butler and wife. Minneapolis N
O Nell, Philadelphia A. Johnston, C. Carl
son Ne York F. C. Palboys and wife, Little
Falls J. Critenden, Milwaukee Miss F.
Holland, Morristown L. Eyre, Hastings A
For A. Booth's
celebrated Oval Brand Oysters, wholesale and
retail, go to the Fulton Market, No. 16 East
DAILY WEATHER BUIXE.IN.
OFFICE OF OBSERVATION, SIGNAL CORPS, U. S. A.
INGEBSOLL BLOCK. THIRD STREET.
ST. PAUL, MINN.
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations.
Meteorological Record, Sept. 30,1878, 9:56 P. M.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Breckenndge. 30.35 62 E
Duluth 29.38 62 NE
St. Paul......29.31V 71 S.
J:, DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar." Ther. Rel. Hum. Wind
29^99 74.2 67.0 S. uuuy
Maximum thermometer, 81 minimum ther
mometer, 68. .,,*s
fe^-fri LEW IS 'S
Sergeant Signal QarpB, U. S.A,
FORT SNELL1NG BRIDGE.
Several little HitchesThe Bids for the
The Fort Snelling Bridge commission are
in trouble. County Treasurer Rice declines
to have their bills unless accompanied by
vouchers explaining item by item the expen
ditures. The commission held a secret
meeting in Cochran & Walsh's office yester
day forenoon, and, after consulting with the
c. unty attorney, decided to issue a manda
mus to compel payment.
The remainder of the morning session
was devoted to the pier muddle. The gov
ernment engineer insisted on the foundation
for the pier starting from bed rock, while
the contractors, under Sewall's instructions,
have dug down six feet and put in a timber
platform. If they make them remove this
and go to bed rock, it will be at heavy ex
pense, as it is not in the contract.
The commission met at the county audi
tor's office, and again considered the hitch
with the treasurer. The treasurer will not
pay without the original vouchers, and the
auditor will not part with the vouchers.
BIDS FOR THE SUPERSTRUCTURE.
The bids for the superstructure were then
opened, as follows:
H. A. Streeter, Globe Iron Works,
Chicago $44,000 00
Delaware Bridge Co., N. 46,770 00
Delaware Bridge Co., N. Y.. with ad
ditional cord sections for wind
strain, (any extra iron at 4c.) 47 970 00
Morrison, Field & Co., Buffalo, N. Y., 39,444 00
C. Shaler Smith, St. Louis 48,647 00
Cunningham & Keepers, Milwaukee, 51,583 00
L. Soulerin, Chicago, first plan 65,000 00
second plan.. 69,000 00
Wrought Iron Bridge Co., Canton, O.,
Plan A, 47,500 00
Plan A, 1 47,500 00
Plan A, 2 48,000 00
Plan B, 1 47,000,00
_ Plan B, 2 47,300 00
Phoenix Mill Bridge Works, Pa 42,000 00
Detroit Bridge & lion Works 45,738 00
Louisville Bridge & Iron Co. (Ky.) 53 000 00
Passaic Rolling Mill Co., N. 46,580 24
New Yoik BndgeCo (C.Livingston.
a. Hi. Ganaa, Chicago 41 470 QQ
H. E. Horton & Co., St. Paul, Plan A 53,'l00 00
B. 47,880 00
Keystone Bridge Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
with fancy rail 44 750 ()0
with plain 1 ail 43,'980 00
change of fiooi beams 43,680 00
Clinton Bridge Co., Iowa, plan A... 52,250 00
A B... 45,750 00
American Bridge Co., Chicago, wrought
iron rail 46,450 00
gas pipe rail 45,390 00
wood rail 44,550 00
Without making an award the commission
we nt into seci et session.
he district court opened yesterday at 10
o'clock A. M., Judge R. Brill on the
Case Ne. 20, Donatus Ketner vs. George
Gruber, was called. Whereupon Mr. J. D.
O'Brien, of counsel for defendant, stated
that the case had been settled, and asked
that it be-dismissed, and accordingly it was
Mr. Simonton, of counsel for tha defend
ant, in case G9, Albert Hauser vs. A. Jay
Rice, moved that the ca^-e be continued, and
stated that the application was made because
of the absence of material, expert, witnesses
and that the defense had not had time to ob
Colonel C. D. Kerr for the plain
tiff replied that tk witnesses could
have been gotten here, haa due diligence
been used, and in the affidavits read by de
fense, this necessary feature had been omit
ted. Further, counsel contended that the
necessary experts as witnesses could be
found in this vicinity. As to depositions no
stipulations had been entered into by the at
torneys in the case, and the motion was
sprung as a complete surprise. Counsel op
posed a continuance.
Counsel for defendant asked time to amend
the affidavit in all essential points, and was
granted time by the court until 2 o'clock
The court took up set case No. 73, entitled
James G. Donnelly vs. The City of St. Paul
a full account of the- merit ot the case pro
and con were published in the GLOBE
of Sept. 27. The suit is brought
to settle the property title to
certain tools, derricks, etc., in use on the
Rice street sewer. O'Brien & Eller for
plaintiff, City Attorney Murray for de
The statement of the case to the jury fol
lowed, and the examination of witnesses was
begun and continued to the hour of adjourn
ment at noon.
On resuming business at 2 o'clock the
motion 1: ade by Mr. Simonton was allowed
The set case on trial was resumed, and the
examination of witnesses continued.
THE GRAND JURY AGAIN CORROBORATES THE
The case engaged the attention of the
court all day, excepting an interruption at
3:15 o'clock, when the grand jury signified
its intention to submit a final report.
Thereupon the jury was introduced.
The CourtHave you any indictments to
Foreman BigelowWe have.
The following true bills were handed to
David Barrett, a second indictment,
for robbery in taking a watch from Samuel
Schultz. A former indictment charged him
Carl Anderson, for the larceny of a lot of
cigars from Godfreid Heimbach in the Sixth
ward, on the 11th day of July, 1878.
Charles Reid. for obtaining money under
O uuiaming money und er
Thomas Gannon, for stenling Mr. DePew's
horse and buggy and doing some rough driv
ing with it on the 29th day of September,
In addition the grand jury submitted a
general report, together with supplemental
reports on the county hospital, jail, poor
farm and city prison, all of which are pub
lished elsewhere in to-day's issue.
And the jury was discharged from further
duty and supervision by the GLOBE.
Oct. 1st, 38. Presley at al. vs. Thomas
Lawry, et al.
I Before Judge Flint. I
-w.,** JJ. Ajj.i.1,, anuOj XX, 1wxviw uugc in,
A. Marshall Mass. H.R.Johnstonix anudg wife, The City vs. Johnv Martirnu & Co'- violotion
of the*, ordinance fixing fire limits. Lumber re
moved and case dismissed on motion of city
The City vs. Fred Hammell violation of city
nuisance ordinance. Nuisance abated, costs
paid, and defendant discharged.
The City vs. Frank Wenzel same as above
Continued to Oct. 1st.
The city vs. Hans Nelson drunk. Commit
ted to jail for seven days.
The city vs Thomas W. Grove and Thomas
Ihompson fast driving. Fined $5 each fine
and costs paid.
The city vs. August Lehman drunk. Fined
3 and costs. Paid.
The city vs Michael Nash violation of pound
ordinance. Continued to Oct. 7 at 9 A. M.
The State vs. Thomas Gannon. Larceny.
Held to the grand jury.
The city vs. the same drunk. Committed
to jail tor four days.
The State vs. E. Campbell bastardy. Case
Now Wlio Dares.
TSt. Peter Times.
Any man who says John Betts killed a man
at the hospital is a liar.
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The recent rains have resulted in a swell of
some four inches in the river, and still rising.
Fire engine No. 1 has been for several days,
and is yet out of service, one of the horses be
The K. N. light draft steamer Charley Cbeev
is on her way to this port from LaCrosse,
and will probably arrive this morning.
The supreme court convenes for the October
term, at the court room in the capitol, at 12M.
to-day. There are 79 cases on the calendar.
Mr. John E Earle, Chicago, western manag
er of the Anchor line of ocean steamers, is in
the city, looking after the business of his line.
Mr. E L. Saxton, president of the Ladies'
Relief society, of Ne Orleans, acknowledges
through the Louisiana National bank, the re
ceipt of $100 donated by citizens of St. Paul
and transmitted bv H. M. Rice.
Gov. Pillsbury has received additional sub
scriptions to the yellow fever sufferers as fol
lows: A. Roe and citizens of the town of
Afton, Washington county, $56.60: Col. Tay
lor, Maple Plain Presbyterian church, 27.50.
The bill boards of the city were being cov
ered yesterday by the handsomely designed and
gaily colored bills of Wagner & Cotton's min
strel company. Happy Cal on one end and Ben
Cotton on the other make a big minstrel team
An elegant new fire engine for Anoka arrived
in the city last night from the Silsby's manu
facturing company. It is of the third class
crane-neck, and is the finest use the State.
A trial of the "masheen" will take place next
week at Anoka.
Mr. M. N. Kellogg has returned from his
Eastern tiip, and we trust he will now give a
little attention to regulating the weather.
Ihese sudden changes from warm to cold
are not just the thing for Minnesota, and the
sooner they are put an end to the better for
the reputation of the State and the comfort of
residents and visitors.
Messrs. Horace Tnompson and E. T. Warner,
St. Paul, and a party of gentlemen frq.ni Phila
delphia, left yesterday afternoon in the busi
ness car of the St. Paul & Pacific railroad, at
tached to the regular train of the St. Paul &
Sioux City railroad, for Warners, on the Sioux
Falls branch, for a little shooting, and to give
the visiting gentlemen a view ot the country.
The council committee on claims met at the
City Hall yesterday afternoon and passed sun
dry bills with the adoption of a recommenda
tion to the council tor their paj ment. Among
the most important were the final estimate,
*150 to John E. O'Brien for the construction
of the Farnngton avenue cihtern to John
Butler ^jslOb.50 tor the Robeit stieet sewer, and
to the Globe Gas Light company.
The county committee on public charities
met yesterday morning at the court house.
Present: Messrs. Michael, Grace, Flynn and
Secretary Welsh. Bills of expenses to the
amount of $384 18 ior the poor farm were al
lowed, for the hospital, $233.55, and the ex
penses for general out-door reliet for Septem
ber amounted to $529.85. An examination ot
the bills occupied the greater portiou of the
forenoon, alter which an adjournment took
That I "What the "Pioneer FresV (an Hand
Over and bettle a Co py Right Infringe
A suit has been filed in the United States
circuit by G. Jay Rice, of this city, against
the Pioneer Press company. The damages
are laid at $75,000. Th petition of com
plainant sets forth that about October, 1874,
he was the designer, author and proprietor
of a certain map entitled Halsted's map of
St. Paul, Minneapolis and vicinity, Minne
sota. The same having been compiled by J.
F. Halsted, civil engineer. That said map
was the sole and exclusive property of com
plainant, secured to him by copy-right. He
haying fulfilled all the requirements of the
United States law in respect to obtaining
property title in this class of property. That
in the law he was protected against all coun
terfeiting, imitation of the map, and in him
is vested all the right of its publication, etc.
That in accordance with the rights thus ob
tained and vested, complainant did
publish, sell, etc., the said with
all the marks thereon to prove
necessary ownership, and which prohibited
any other person from counterfeiting, imi
tating or copying said map. But in defiance
of all these safeguards, and in violation of
the law, the defendant, the Pioneer Press
company, did, on the first day of October,
1867. print or cause to be printed
a copy of said map. And
that said defendant has continued to print
such copy to the extent of 75,000 sheets.
Wherefore the plaintiff brings suit to re
cover damages to the amount of $75,000, or
$1 per copy for such copy of the map
issued, as allowed by the copyright law.
The process has been served on defendants,
and the complainant expresses his determin
ation to force the suit. The United States
is made a party to the action. The map in
question is given in title above, and the pur
ported original map of the Ptouecr Press is
all essential respects an exact copy of the
Iiice map, on a slightly enlarged scale.
Appearances are, taking an expert look
the two maps, that the Pioneer Press com
pany have the small end of a very bad bar
1878September 1.. 29.836 72.5 60.0 W
29.938 70.5 67.0 NW
3 29.937 69.5 68.7 S E 1
4. 29.851 75.2 68.0S I
5.. 29.848 78.2 63.7 S W
12-- 13-- 14-- 15-"
20.. 21.. 22 23
24.. 25.. 26..
27.. 28.. 29.. 30..
Tor the Month of September, 1878, St. Paul,
S 29.905 60.667.41
.5 58.3 S I
,7 65.7 8
0 0 0
0 67.7W 1
,2 58.7 S
.5 51.3 W I
7 49.0 W I
2 55.0 S I
7 73.0 W
7 72.0 N
2 65.0,N W
0|86.3S 7)78.7 S E
Highest barometer, (on 26th,) 30.430.
Lowest barometer, (on 30th.) 29.260
Monthly range, 1.170
Highest temperature, 94 deg.- on 5th
de S on 12th 13th
Monthly range of temperature, 58 deg
Prevailing direction of wind, southeast
Greatest velocity of wind, 55 miles per hour
from south, on the 22d.
Total number of miles, 6,250.
Total number of days on which rain fell, 12
Number of clear days, 12.
Number of cloudy days, 9.
Number of fair days, 9.
Total amount of rainfall, 2.13 inches
B. J. LEWIS
Sergeant Signal Corps, TJ. S. A.
The fishery Award.
Secretary Evarts appeared at the White
House Tuesday with his "great portfolio,"
containing the text of the letter to Gre&t
Britain upon the Halifax fishery award. The
letter was submitted to the President, waa
approved, and will be forwarded at once.
The subject has been informally considered
by the cabinet, and the different officers
have been made familiar with its details.
The letter, of course, is voluminous,
It recites the history of the fisheries
from the beginning to the Wash
ington treaty. Earnest doubts are
expressed as to the value of the fisheries to
the United States in general, and the state
ment is ver emphatic that the Halifax
award is grossly disportionate to the amount
of the fish-catch. But there are no intima
tions that the United States will hesitate in
paying the awird. If there had been any
purpose on the part of Mr. Evarts to suest
a reciprocity treat* with the Dominion of
Canada, the recent elections in Canada would
have rendered such suggestions useless. At
all events, the letter contains no reference to
reciprocity treaty.1 :4
RENTTwo furnished rooms, No.
Ninth. Enquire between and 7 p. M.
CITY Ciititk's OFFICE,
S T. PALI., Minn., Hept. 20th, 1878.
Sealed proposals will be received at this of
fice until the nr^t day of October prox., at 12
o'clock M.. to furnish lamps and light the same
for one year.
Lamps and posts, when furnished, to be of
as good quality as those already in use.
Lamps use, 1G4 complete, which bclomr to
Oil, naptha or an acceptable substitute fur
nishing the light.
7 81.0 8 W
7,79.0 S W
.0 78.7SE I
,5 63.0 W I
30th sept., 187s,
Eliza E. Gill, widow of the latP Charles Gill, agd 73
ears and 5 mouths
Funeral services at S Paul's church at 9:,M M.
Tuesdaj.lit October, 1878. Friends are invited to
FURNITURE AT \UCTIO\. I
will sell Thursday, Oct. 3d, Degmning at 9'4
clock A. M., at the residence of Miss Lou Miller,
corner Robert and Tenth streets, all of her household
poods, winch parti} consists of Parlor beta, one \ery
hue Etagere Mirror, Sitting Room Furniture, Auti
Cliufcer Coal Sto\e, double heater, Marble top Centre
Table, Black Walnut Extension Table the bedroom
iurmture of six rooms, including several pairs Use
geese feather Pillows, white woolen Blankets, Mat
tresses, Carpets on e\ery floor, Cook Stove ard Fur
niture, &c. The above is only a partial list of Miss
M.'s goods. P. T. KAVAN \GH, Commibbiou Auc
tioneer. 260.( .2
FOR RENTThe old estabhuhed St. Paul
House on Fort t-treet, near Seven Corners, will
be given immediately to a good tenant. Enquire at
44 Eabt Third. w)-
ORSESJuxt received at Judd's Stable, 17 head
of heavj draft and carnage horse-.
260-2 CHARLES BROWN.
FOR SAL E.
niOR SALEMr Markoe's '-Santa Mana" and
"Stormj Petrel." Vddreas, lute Bear Lake.
MONEY TO LOAN.
LOANFrom S1.000 to$3,')UO, A. G. MANSON
5 West Third sheet. -4
T1TANTEDA eomi t-tciit feiv.iut girl-German
preferred. Hunt come well recommended. Ap
ply at this othce
FINE MERCHANT TAILOR.
105East Third Street
Mil Horft'n Lin Packet Co.
BUB WHEEL PASS1MKR PACKETS
St. Louis & IntenneohytePc ts,
Connecting with all Railroads the East and South
For full particulars inquire of
JOHN H.KEANY, Agent. Levee, St. Paul.
WOOD & COAL.
N. W. Fuel Co., St. l-*\xi Offices:
GRIGGS & JOHNSON, 20 E. d Street.
HILL, SAUNDERS & ACKER, 112 E. 31-Street.
OFFICE OF THE CITY TttEAsom.it,
ST. PAUL, MINMAOTA, Sept. 24, 187
All persons interested in the assessments for
CONSTRUCTION O A SEWElt ON
SIXTH STREET FROM MINNESOTA
STREET O A POINT HALF WAY
BETWEEN CEDAR AND WABASHAW
WILL TAKE NOTICE
that on the 23d day of September, 1878 I did
receive a warrant from the Citv Comptroller of
the city of St. Paul,w for the collectiofnyoof the
above named assesfements.f
is, that i fail
to pay the assessment within
Distr^t Court 3
of this notice, I shall
report you an/d^PpJryitreal you estate so assessed a, an
the county of Ramsey, Minnesota, for judg*
ment against your lands, lots blocks or
including, interest co^ 8
expenses and for an order of the Court to Bell
the same for the payment thereof.
70 Cents a Month!
THE DAILY GLOBE,
fsmvrensrP APERS PER WEEK
70 Qnts a.Month. I