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ST. PAUL. THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 1878.
State AuditorMahlon Elack.
Clerk of the Supreme CourtDillon O'Brien.
First DistrictWm. Meighen.
Second DistrictHenry Poehler.
Third DistrictIgnatius Donnelly.
District JudgeWescott Wilkin.
AuditorS. Lee Davis.
Probate JudgeHenry O'Gorman.
County Commissioners (city)John Wagner.
County Commissioner (country)Edward
Superintendent of SchoolsEugene Hen
Senator, 23d DistrictJ. H. Reaney.
Senator, 24th DistrictC. D. O'Brien.
Representative, 1st and 2d wardsJ.N.Rogers.
.3d wardJacob Mainzer.
4th wardL. B. Hodges.
5th wardJamei* Smith, Jr.
HON. IGNATIUS DONNELLY
will address his fellow citizens as follows:
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.
GienwGod, Tuesday, Oct. 15.
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.
THE votes cast a month hence will have a
tendency to Lee (Davis) ward.
A KING is a good court card to have, but
you needn't keep whist about it.
WILL the Republican candidate for sheriff
conduct an Ackerimonious campaign?
THE 5th of November will be a Eainey
day in the Twenty-third Senatorial district.
MINNESOTA will add two Congressmen to
the Democratic gains in Ohio, Indiana and
JIM KING is a prince of good fellows. He
will be the King bee on the 5th of No
WHEN Chris. O'Brien addresses the Senate
next winter he will no doubt be brief, but
nevertheless he will win his ca3e.
TILDEN has been defeated in the organiza
tion of the New York State Democratic com
mittee. We know of no one whom defeat
becomes better than Tilden.
MB. HODGES will report the result of his
investigations of the wheat ring to the legis
lature, and complete the good work begun
by Donnelly at the last session.
WENDELL PHILLIPS is championing the
cause of the heathen Chinee. He inherently
sympathizes with the under dog in every
fighta quality that others share and admire
to a large extent.
OBTH is elected to Congress from Vene
zuela. It is to be hoped that he will take
an early opportunity to explain that Indiana
affair. P. S.Although Orth at present
hails from Indiana, Venezuela claims him.
A CHICAGO policeman was murdered the
other day by a thief, and now the chief of
police has ordered the arrest of all known
thieves in the city. Funny the idea didn't
occur to him before. Up this way known
thieves are instantly collared. We don't
wait till they murder an officer.
IT costs the people over two hundred thou
sand dollars a year to pay the salaries of the
men who assisted in consummating the great
fraud by which Hayes was placed in the
Presidency. This money represents the cor
ruption fund handled by John Sherman and
his pals at New Orleans and Jacksonville.
A POINT: At a recent political meeting
the Hon. W. L. Banning asked why the Re
publican party were so anxions to maintain
the national banks. Were not the' green
backs as good? Col. Crooks, begging par
don of the speaker, suggested that the fact
that national bank notes were redeemable in
greenbacks was prima faoie evidence that
the latter was the best currency! The ques
tion answered itself.
THE secretaries of the departments at
Washington have agreed that the estimates
for the next fiscal year shoulu be at the low
est practical figures, in consequence of the
falling off in revenue. Thanks, gentlemen.
You're very considerate. But fortunately
the country is not beholden to you, as there
will be a Democratic Congress to make the
appropriations low, no matter what the es
timates may be.
A WASHINGTON dispatch says that Mr.
Hayes is about to abandon his Southern pol
icy, and give countenance to a war of the
bloody shirt again to be raised in the South.
The object is to capture some of the South
ern districts for Republican Congressional
candidates. The extremity of the party is
great to compel a resort once more to this
dastardly and dishonest policy. But even
that will not avail to save it from its merited
and inevitable doom. The bloody shirt has
lost its terrors, and none bnt the idiotic will
be influenced by it.
THE nomination of Hon. L. B. Hodges
for the State Legislature was a movement
eminently proper to be made. He has
opened a controversy in behalf of the peo
ple who are being plundered by the Wash
burn gang, and it is absolutely essential to
carry the fight into the Legislature. He is
the man of all others to be sent-to the Leg
islature, and the Fourth ward should roll
him up a tremendous majority. We know
he expected nothing of this kind and desires
nothing of this kind, but he cannot refuse.
He is too able a champion of the rights of
the people to be allowed to remain in retire-
ment./:' :V/i i..^--:-'^
SEOBETABT GOBHAM, of the Republican
Congressional committee, admits that all of
the available funds raised since the party's
terrible defeat in Maine had. been sent to
Colorado. It was deemed important to carry
Colorado at any cost, so its effect would be
beneficial on the more important elections
in Ohio and Indiana, which were the next to
take place following Colorado. It is assert
ed that it has cost the committee over $100,-
000 to carry the State. The question will
arise, if it costs a hundred thousand dollars
to carry Colorado, where the vote numbers
thirty thousand how much will it take to
carry Ohio and Indiana, where the total vote
amounts to over a million? The Eepubli
cans are welcome to a victory so dearly
A CRIMINAL PRESIDENT.
Senator Bill, of Georgia, has written an
other letter on the subject of Hayes' title to
the Presidential office, in which he takes oc
casion to say some hard things about the
President de facto. He says there have been
two Presidents made by crime, Johnson and
Hayes. Johnson, he says, punished all who
were connected with the crime which made
him President, while Hayes rewarded the in
struments of his illegal election. This sen
tence sums up the whole situation in a nut
shell, and gives a thorough insight into
Hayes' character. Consenting to a crime
that by it he might obtain office, he re
warded the perpetrators with a brazen
openness and disregard of the moral sense
of the community that is without a parallel
in the history of the world. Usurpations of
authority are never pardonable, but on occa
sions there have been circumstances that
have in a measure reconciled the public to
themoccasions when the usurper, actuated
by a sincere desire for the good of the peo
ple, has swept away abuses of government,
overthrown the oppressors of the poor, pat
ronized and encouraged the arts and
done all that lay in his power
to advance the interests and promote the
happiness and prosperity of his subjects.
But has Hayes done any of these things?
You may search his record from first to last
and you will find nothing to commend in
aught he has done. His policy has been
weak and vacillating, his only motive being
an all-absorbing selfishness. His selfish
ness prompted him in the first place to con
sent to the commission of a series of crimes
against the people. To prevent the expo
sure of these crimes he rewarded the perpe
trators with lucrative offices that happen to
be within his gift. To conciliate the people
whom he had defrauded of their rights
he threw them a sop by permitting the State
government legally elected to take possession
of affairs, and withdrew the menace of a
standing army which his predecessor had
maintained. With a great flourish of trum
pets he announced that the civil service must
be reformed, and issued his famous executive
order No. 1. The first man to violate it was
one of his cabinet officers, and there has
never been the slightest pretence of enforc
ing it, save in instances in which it might be
useful as an excuse for the removal of some
official obnoxious to Mr. Hayes or one of his
partners in crime. He set himself up in
direct opposition to the will of the people on
the silver question, and, defeated in that, has
devoted his best efforts to fasten more se
curely upon the people the burden of the
national bank system. His vanity has im
pelled him to make an exhibition of himself,
and during the past few months he has
placed himself on a par with blooded bulls,
mammoth squashes and prize hogs, thus
lowering the dignity of the office and reveal
ing to the people his own individual little
ness. This latter day usurper has done ab
solutely nothing during his term of office to
benefit the people, or to inspire respect for
himself. He is the creature of the men who
placed him in officecriminals of the deep
est dye. He dare not say his soul is his
own, and, if he did, he is afflicted with such
a narrow comprehension of his duty, and
understands so little what is needed for the
best interests of the country, that he would
be a gross and lamentable failure, even if we
should leave the frauds he has perpetrated
out of the account.
Mr. Hayes has turned over a new leaf.
Greatly to the astonishment of everybody,
he has refused an invitation to attend the
agricultural fair to be held at Hagars
town, Maryland, and exhibit himself along
with the fat pigs, short-horn bulls and high
bred stallions of "My Maryland." What
can have caused this astounding change of
policy? is the universal inquiry. Surely he
has not wearied of free lunches, dead-head
rides and promiscuous hand-shaking. To
suppose such a thing would be equivalent to
the assertion that the age of miracles is not
yet passed. We will not believe it. Per
haps it may be due to a feeling of jealousy,
for it has been noted that while his appear
ance has created but little enthusiasm, the
sight of Mrs. Hayes' smallest ruffle has drawn
forth loud huzzas from the populace. He
maybe afraid that if that sort of thing keeps
on his wife will begin to think that she is a
bigger man than he, and has therefore de
termined to nip her growing pride in the
bud. Perhaps he may have run out of
speeches, and can't get any one to write one
for him. The figures he used in Minnesota
have been proved to be so inaccurate as to
be practically useless, and he cannot, there
fore, palm them off on a Maryland audience.
It is not at all probable, however, that the
real cause of this sudden change of heart is
that assigned in the dispatchesa rebuke
administered by his cabinet, who have been
mortifled to see the chief executive catching pelled to indorse them. Hence there is but
rabidly at every invitation to become the pne candidate for district judge in the field,
hero of a small country crowd. The fact is
the members of the cabinet are in the same
box with Mr. Hayes, and it would not be
come those who live in glass houses to throw
stones. A love of admiration is inherent
in the breasts of small men, and in Mr.
Hayes that passion is developed in an enor
mous degree. He must have it. It
is essential to his very existence.
It tends to distract his thoughts from the
fact that Jae occupies his office by virtue of
an act of piracy, and in direct defiance of the
expressed will of the people. The ghost, of
his fraud haunts him day and night, and he
must have something to distract his atten
tion from its contemplation. Horses, and
pigs, and cattle, and pumpkins are better
than nothing. They have served the pur
pose thus far, but it is just possible that they
begin to pall upon his taste. He wants a
change, and, obnoxious though it may be, he
may yet try to devote Borne little attention
to public business, in the hope or forgetting
for the nonce the sins he has committed in
the past. We trust, however, that he will
soon find some agreeable diversion to occupy
his thoughts. If he is reduced to the neces
sity of working, we shudder to think what
will become of him. He must invent a new
THE OUTRAGE MILL.
A person who signs himself "Charles De
vens, attorney general," and dates his letter
at the department of justice, Washington,
informs the public through the medium of
the Associated Press dispatches, that he has
received information of certain outrages al
leged to have been committed in the north
ern and middle districts of Alabama in con
nection with the approaching Congressional
election. "This information," he says, "is
of such a character I deem it proper to' call
your attention to the law ef Congress in
tended to protect the freedom and purity of
elections, in order that proper steps may be
taken to bring to justice those who offend
against them and to secure to all citizens,
without distinction of party, while the elec
tion is pending, their just rights." Mr. De
vens has peculiar sources of information, it
must be admitted. Although the newspaper
reporters and agents of the Associated Press
have been constantly scouring the country
for news, they have thus far been unable to
find that any "outrages" of the character
mentioned have been committed. It has on
the contrary been remarked that all portions
of Alabama have been exceptionally quiet
during the past few months, and that life,
property, and limb were never before as se
cure as at the present time. Where, then,
has Mr. Devens obtained his information?
Undoubtedly at Washington. For many
years past it has been the practice of the
Republican party to fire the Northern heart
with tales of terrible outrages committed by
the Southern people on the poor, inoffensive
blacks and their white Republican friends in
the cause of Democracy. These outrages are
never reported except on the eve of arMm
portant election, but they never fail to make
their appearance at that time. The grist of
the outrage mill is as certain as death and
taxes, whether any material goes into the
hopper or not.
Hitherto the clamor about our Southern
outrages has had its effect, but now the pub
lic have come to understand just how they
are manufactured. A thorough search after
outrages has resulted in the finding of none,
but they have been traced down to Washing'
ton where a small cabal of unscrupulous,
mendacious and lying politicians have been
in the habit of concocting them and sending
them forth all over the country with the seal
ment. They have n existence except in
the imagination of their authors. We have
no hesitancy in saying that Mr. Devens has
no such information as he claims to possess
that there have been no outrages either in
Alabama or any other Southern State in con
nection with the approaching Congressional
election, and that there will be none unless
they are perpetrated by the party of which
Devens is a representative. The outrage
business is too thin a dodge to affect votes at
this day. Time was when it was effective,
but the people have learned just how the job
is done, and they only laugh at and despise
the authors of tho contemptible expedient.
A HARMONIOUS CONVENTION AND
A STRON TICKET.
The Democracy of Ramsey county are to
be congratulated. They held a convention
yesterday, at which the utmost harmony and
good feeling prevailed. There was a differ
ence of opinion as to candidates, but no bit
terness, and a general determination was
manifested to elect whoever might be
the nominees. So harmonious a Democratic
convention in this city shows that there is a
fixed and earnest determination to make
nominations on the Democractic ticket
in St. Paul which will win at the polls.
But if there are to be congratulations
upon the harmony prevailing there should
be double congratulations upon the ticket
selected. It is rare that in so large a ticket
so uniformly strong and wise nominations
are made. The ticket named yesterday
is one of which the Democracy 'may well be
proud, and it is one concerning which it is
safe to predict an election in its entirety.
There must not be any failure on a single
man. Every man can be elected overwhelm
ingly and triumphantly if the united vote of
the party is given for the ticket,
and that is what will be done.
Every Democrat who was disappointed yes
terday should remember that the time is
likely to come when he may desire the united
support of the party, and as he sows so shall
he reap. The policy of each individual car
rying his personal grievance to tho polls has
been in vogue among the Ramsey county
Democracy of late years, but the disasters
which have followed have brought wisdom,
and to-day the Ramsey county Democracy
present a united and harmonious front which
THE nomination of C. D. O'Brien against
C. D. Gilfillan was one of the best move
ments the Democracy of Ramsey county
has ever made. Mr. O'Brien is a young
man of commanding ability who can do the
city ten times the service which can be ren
dered by his opponent. He will go to the
Senate as the representative of no private
interests, but will have the public welfare as
his guiding star. He is immensely popular
and deservedly so, and despite Mr. Gilfilian's
peculiar style of campaigning will be elected.
Hail to Senator O'Brien.
IT'S bound to be so. Democrats in office
prove themselves to be so competent and in
dispensable that even Republicans feel com-
and authority of some officer of the govern--} That one firm was deliberately robbed of
$1,300 towards the $300,000 which he had
left for his European tour,
TUESDAY'S ELECTIONS. ^$f
The results of the elections held on Tues
day last have been exceedingly gratifying
from a Democratic standpointmuch more
so than we have had reason to expect. The
battle waged for the mastery has been a pro
longed and desperate one, the Republicans
putting forth their best efforts to ward off
the doom which they clearly saw impending)
and the Democrats seeking to maintain, and
if possible increase the advantage they have
gained. In Ohio there is a disappointment
in the defeat of Messrs. Sayler and Goss, the
Democratic candidates for Congress in the
Cincinnati districts, aitd in the defeat of the
Democratic State ticket. These reverses are
due, no doubt, to the senseless and unreason
ing herding together of men of one nationality,
who allow one or two men to do their think
ing for them and vote as they dictate. The
Democrats in other parts of the State, how
ever, have done their full duty, and we find a
certain gain of three members of
Congress. It is not unlikely, too, that
a thorough canvass of the votes cast will
show that one other Democrat has been
The Democrats of Indiana have done
nobly. Hampered by the most infamous
gerrymander ever concocted, they have had
to struggle hard for the control of the legis
lature which is of right their due. The con
test has been one of extraordinary bravery,
as upon the political complexion of the leg
islature depends the ohoice of a United
States Senator to succeed Mr. Voorhees, and
the ability to overthrow the iniquitous ap
portionment of the legislative and Congres
sional districts. Returns received up to the
present writing show that in a joint ballot
the legislature will stand: Certain Democrat
ic, 75 probable Republican, 70 National, 5.
This would show a tie vote in case the Re
publicans and Nationals should coalesce, but
the probabilities are that later returns will
add to the Democratic and take from the
Republican strength, and we may safely cal
culate on a Democratic majority on joint
ballot sufficient to re-elect Mr. Voor
hees and overthrow the Morton SD
portionment." Democratic Congressmen have
been certainly elected iu seven of the districts,
with a good show of success in tho Ninth
district, to defeat Godlove S. Orth, of Ven
ezuela claims notorietya positive gain of
three members, and a possible gain of four,
This also ensures the vote of Indiana for a
Democrat in case the next Presidential elec
tion should be thrown into the House of
The returns from Iowa and West Virginia
are incomplete. The only change in the
Congressional delegation from either State is
the election of a Greenbacker in the Seventh
district of Iowa. Full returns will not be
obtainable for a day or two.
MB. WASHBURN'S assignees come to his
rescue in a card which we publish elsewhere
this morning. They set forth that when
Washburn failed, his laborers were made
privileged creditors and paid in full. There
seems to be a little discrepxnoy in authori
ties on this matter. For instance, Bill
King's paper says the men about his mills
were paid off in full, but "some of his head
men and foremen were, with the balance of
his credito.s, paid off in valuable pine lands
and other property, at a cash apprisal,'?
IF the charges had been shown to have any
foundation, the simple fact that Mr. Washburn
has no connection with the Miller's association
would render thtm null and void in his case.
Polk County Joilirnal.
Why plead tHat Washburn has no associ
ation with the millers if the charges have no
foundation? "Washburn is interested in the
largest mi'l in Minneapolis. His partner,
Hazard, represents the Washburn mill iu
the Minors' Association, and Christian rep
resents the Washburn A mill now being re
built. He receives his share of all the
money stolen from the farmers.
THE Minneapolis Tribune continues its El
Paso lie, and the little lying Dispatch"
pipes in as usual. The GLOBE proved the
story false yesterday on the authority of the
man these papers give as their basis. They
simply write themselves down as liars in
continuing the charge.
Making Beer From Corn and Bice.
[St. Paul Wanderer.].
The Milwaukee News accuses the brewers of
Milwaukee of adulterating the beer by using
Indian corn and ice. The News proves its
figures by the books of the United State reve
nue collector. The following figures show the
amount of bushels used by the principal brew
ers of Milwaukee. During the last six months
Philip Altpeter used 3,500 bushels of Indian
corn. The Philip Best Brewing company used
during tke same period, in their five breweries,
546,218 bushels of Indian corn and 72,382
pounds of rice Val. Blatz, in
four months, 20,700 bushels of Indian
corn and 87,337 pounds of rice
the Milwaukee Brewing company, 27,455 bush
els Indian corn Fred Miller, 81,258 pounds of
rice. There are only five breweries, (F. Bor
chert & Son, Fr. Falk, A. Gettelmann, J. Ober
mann, and F. Schiltz.) that say they only use
hops and malt, but it is reported that they buy
their malt from a malter by the name of
Gerlach, who makes this malt from rice.
The Illinois Stoats Zeitung makes the follow
"This looks bad for the regulation of the
Milwaukee beer and the brewers. The prepar
ing of beer with Indian corn and rice
is a swindle and a humbug. The
consumer expects beer made from barley, and
the brewer who makes this beer out of Indian
corn and rice is just as guilty of a crime as a
storekeeper that would sell chlekory for coffee.
The brewers say the beer made from Indian
corn and rice tastes just as good and is as
healthy as the other. This is no such thing.
They never can make good lager beer from it
it is "young beer," and must be used as soon
as a barrel is tapped or else it will spoil. We
hope the doctors and chemists will investigate.
Democrats Should Vote for Meighen.
|St. Charles Times.|
So far as we can learn, the Democratic
Congressional committee are in favor of rec
ommending the National nominee for Con
gress, Hon. William Meighen, to the Democ
racy for their support, and we know of no
Democrat in this vicinity who would object.
It would perhaps be better for the committee
to make a public announcement to that ef
fect, that the Democracy may well under
stand what they are to do. It is only four
weeks ta election and there is no time to
loose. So far as the Times is concerned, it
greatly pref ere Mr. Meighen to Mr.'Dunnell,
therefore as the only chance of defeating
Dunne}! it raises the name of William
Meighen as candidate for Congress, and ad-
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vises all Democrats everywhere to vote for
THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10, 1878
We submib that the assignees should cor
rect Bill King as well as the GLOBE, for it
Can't 06 possible that "oome of Hio Hood
men" were swindled. The story of Mr.
Lambert, which we publish in connection
with the assignee card shows the nature of
his swindling settlement with his creditors,
A LAME DEFENSE AND
Washburn's Assignees Say They Pa id Off
the Laboring Men in Ful l, Mailing Them
Preferred CreditorsA Morrison County
an Explains How I Worked Up There
Swindled in the Settlement and Swindled
in the ScalingA Firm Which Contrib
uted $1,300 Towards the $300,000 Which
Washburn Had left to Go to Europe.
i MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 9, 1878.
Editor St. Paul Globe:
Our attention has been called to certain
statements heretofore appearing in your paper
to the effect that the laboring men employed
by Mr. W. D. Washburn previous to his assign
ment made in October, 1874, were not paid in
full and we have been requested to give you a
statement of the facts. We therefore beg
leave to say that at the meeting of the creditors
of Mr. Washburn, held for the purpose of con
sidering the terms and provisions of the deed
of assignment, Mr: Washburn especiallv re
quested that his laboring men be made" pre
ferred creditors, and this was assented to by his
general creditors in an agreement signed by
them, from which the following is an extract:
ThirdAn,d said assigneerealized, may, out of thteo pro- 0
Property firet Proceed pay
claims and demands of the laborers of
said Washburn due and owing by him at the date of
said deed of assignment.
In pursuance of this authority given to us,
we proceeded to-pay all the laborers referred to
out of the first moneys received, and paid
them in full.
Respectfully, yours. M. W. EASTMAN,
H. T. WELLS.
A Practical Illustration of the Swindle.
[Little Falls Transcript, Oct. 3.]
The mammoth eared ass who doesn't know any
better than to assert that the laboring men who
worked for Gen. Washburn previous to his assign
ment were not paid, is a fit companion for the ig
noramus Hodges, and that harmless lunatic, Wm.
Ewing, who claims to know where Gen. Washburn
had bags full of money hid away in those days. The
facts are that the men Employed by Gen. Washburn
in and around his mill were paid off in cash, etc., to
tho last penny. Some of his head men and foremen
were with the balance of his creditors paid off in
valuable pine lands and other property, at a cash ap
praisal, after which the trustees deeded back to the
general over $300,000 worth of valuable propertv.
But what of all this? Why notice tho lying and dis
cordant notes of tho mammoth eared ass, as he brays
aloud for his bundle of thistles? Why stop to dis
pute with the harmless maniac Ewing, who is no
more responsible for what he says than anyone of
the thousands of his kind who nil the mad houses of
the land, and why I ah why! need we waste more
white paper and space on that Inflated blatherskite,
Leonard B. Hodges, who only opened his capacious
mouth on this wheat question to put Ids foot into it.
From the Pioneer Press, Sept. 29.
So that's the way you talk, is it The men
"were paid off in cash," etc. We know some
parties in this county who state that Washburn
was owing them at the time, and that they got
60 per cent, in cash and 40 per cent, in "'etc.'"
That is, the 40 per cent, was never paid in
any manner. Among the number were W. T.
Lambert, who is now treasurer of Morrison
couDty, and James Muncy. Their experience
with W. D. Washburn, as stated to us by Mr.
Lambert yesterday, was as follows: Messrs.
Lambert & Muncy took a sub-contract from
Smith & Mackey to get out pine logs for Wash
burn, the last named gentleman to pay for the
logs. Before the logs had been paid for Wash
burn went into bankruptcy, and after consider
able trouble Lambert & Muncy succeeded in
getting 60 cents on a dollar as a final settle
ment of the entire amount, which was about
$1,800. They were thus swindled out
of over 8700. But to make the
matter still worse, the logs were
scaled on the bank by a scaler sent for the pur-
po80 by Washburn or his agents, and the scaler
managed to cheat Lambert & Muncy out of
200,000 feet, so that the logs actually scaled
200,000 feet more in the boom than they did on
the bank. The logB were worth $600 on the
bank, and thus the entire amount of the earn
ings of Lambert & Muncy that went wrong
fully into the pocket of Washburn was $1,300,
Lambert & Muncy are both working men, and
doubtless worked harder that winter than anv
men in their employ, yet they were hardly
able in the spring to pay their men, but they
did manage to pay every cent in cash, while
their legitimate profits were thrown into the
fund to swell the $300,000 turned over to Wash
burn after the creditors had been disposed of.
The above iB tho version of Mr. Lam
bert, whose veracity is conceded
by all the citizens of Morrison county
to be beyond all question. It is needless to
add that Mr. Lambert is a supporter of Mr.
Donnelly, in whose entire record not a sus
picion of dishonesty can' be found. We derive
no pleasure from bringing these facts to the
surface, and do BO only because we believe it to
be a duty we owe to the voters who read our
paper. The extract from the Pioneer Press
placed at the beginning of this article is a fair
sample of the campaign swill that is poured
out to the readers of some of the leading
Washburn sheets. The ridiculous aspect made
by that crowd in tryiner to spread a coat of filth
on Hon. Leonard B. Hodges is fully appreciat
ed only by those who know the parties and
their antecedents. As to Mr. Ewing, we know
but little of him but judging by the treat
ment he gets by the Washburn crowd, we be
lieve that he is worthy of unbounded confi
THE ASYLUM GANG.
How They Were Repudiated at Tlieir Home
in St. PeterMiscellaneous Neivs.
To the Editor of the Globe.
Having carefully perused the various
"organs" both of this city and elsewhere, and
having failed therein to see any correct report
and in fact scarcely any allusion to the fact
that the Republicans of this city held a caucus
on the evening of the 27th of September last,
for the purpose of electing delegates to attend
the county convention on the day following.
I herewith give you some statements as to
what took place at such caucus and conven
tion, feeling assured that items of news coming
from the scene of the recent "Insane Asylum
Investigation" would be acceptable. During
the forenoon of the (what proved indeed to be
"black Friday,") 27th, aforesaid, it was whis
pered upon the streets that the caucus to be held
that evening would be
*"ii'-W- ^^l^^vj. 5ry-^"K^ ^N^-' ,_.._-^
packed" by "pro-asy-
lum" men for the purpose of electing a delega
tion favorable to that institution, or in other
words, they were determined to on the morrow
capture the convention, and nominate a candi
date for the legislature from the St. Peter dis
trict who was an avowed "Ring" or "Asylum"
man. Wfth almost lightning rapidity the
"Anti-Asylum" parties (of which there are a
goodly number here) put in the field an op
position delegation. Your correspondent be
ing a peaceably disposed individual, stood
aloof, and enjoyed the fun, (for to him it was
exceeding mirth) but with some, and especially
the asylum fellows, it savored too strongly of
bitterness and war of extermination to be en
joyable. The result finally came, and was as
follows: "Anti-Asylum" delegates received. ..138 votes
"Ring and Pro-Asylum" 53 votes
This defeat was heartrending and terrible, and
showed unmistakably that the walls of the
once "beautiful edifice," which hitherto have
been invulnerable, politically, had recieved
such a shock that its present support, i. e.
the "Strait ring," is inefficient to longer con
trol the voters of this city. What still more
adds to the "rings" discomfiture is the awful
fact, that in this struggle the entire force was
brought to the front, and defeated by more
than two to one.
The convention the following day unanim
ously put in nomination for the legislatuae a
gentleman of marked abilitywho is one avowed
and "anti-ring" and "anti-reform" man, with
almost certain prospcets of election.
am informed (and. quite reliably) that
about the same state of feeling exists in Ren
ville and other adjoinings countiesyinaccounted- this Con
gressional districlti containing Scandinavian
Theo cause of this political squabble in the
fal i variousl
by manybut would suggest that the
Dora committee," and broken pledges on the
I part of H. B. Strait to certain "elements''
here, are not to be ignored in arriving at a
After a "storm there is usually a calm,"
which we now enjoyat least so far as the
"Asylumites" are concerned. My desire, Mr.
Editor, in this communication, is to have the
action of the "majority" reported, which here
tofore has been smothered by the outspoken
few, who imagine that nothing should be done,
said, or recorded without their approval.
The result, as above set forth, surely and em
phatically endorse the action of certain parties
here, who heretofore have been outrageously
Judge Cox, who returned this morning from
New Dim, where he has been holding a special
term of the district court, informs me that on
Saturday last the Democrats of Brown county,
in convention assembled on that day, nomi
nated the following ticket: Representative, J.
B. Bertrand sheriff, John Manderfield clerk
of district court, S. A. George judge of pro
bate, Geo. Kuhlmana good ticket.
An unknown man committed suicide by
shooting himself at Sleepy Eye, Brown county,
on Friday last. Cause unknown.
John Franta, a very highly respected and in
fluential German citizen of West Newton, Nic
ollet county, died on Friday last. Cause con
gestion of the bowels.
Last evening the two story dwelling house
belonging to Soloman Simonson, of this city,
was totally destroyed by fire. Insured in the
Phoenix Insurance company for $1,100.
ST. PETEB, Oct. 7th, 1878.
ANOTHER REPUBLICAN PAPER
Comes Out For the People's Friend, Hon.
[Rush City Post Rep.J
Mr. Donnelly's record as a Congressman and
a Senator is all that the people of Minnesota
could wish it is untarnished by the least stain.
There is not one single charge that can be
brought against him, or that has been brought
against him, while he was either a member of
the Congress of the United Srate*, or while a
member of the Minnesota State Senate. Mr.
Donnelly staid in Congress for six years, three
ierms, and would undoubtedly have been there
to-day, had he been a man whom the monied
men of the country, and especially those of
the Republican party, could control. If he
had been a^man that these Wall street monopo
lists could have used or brought up, he would
have been retained in Congress to-day but
when they found him unap proachable, and a
man who would use his influence in the inter
ests of the people, and against those monied
nabobs of the East, what was done? They
through the influence of the Washburn family i
who are, every mother's son of them, wealthy
aristocrats, and have lived and grown wealthy
from the public treasury, succeeded in defeat
ing him for Congress.
Hon. Ignatius Donnelly has been weighed in
the balance and not found wanting he has
been tried in the red-hot.furnace of the power
of Wall street, and has come out without a
singe not a hair scorched. His whole career
as a public man can be pointed to with pride
and not one single charge can be made against
We don't say that General Washburn would
follow in the footsteps of his predecessors if
elected, but certain it is that a man who came
to this State years ago a poor man, and by his
sharp and ehrewd practice of business, has
gained wealth until he is to-day a millionaire,
could not have all been done legitimately
there must have been some manner of squeez
ing the people with whom he has transacted
business to procure so much wealth in so short
time, and it is true that he obtained a great
part of it through the interests of his brothers
in government offices, and that too, in a man
ner not to his cedit. Besides, Mr. Washburn is a
member of the Millers' association, of Minne
apolis, an association that has clubbed togeth
er with the great wheat ring of the Northwest,
and have mapped out the State and divided it
off among them as if it was their own private
property, so that to-day the price of wheat has
been greatly reduced in the State and compe
tition has entirely ceased
If Mr. W. goes to Congress he goes with fhe
intention of making money for himself and his
ring. He will, if he follows the footsteps of
his predecessors, assist at the legislation that
makes the rich richer and the poor poorer. He
belongs to the monied aristocratic class of
people who are becoming a power in the land,
and who are ruling the poor people with an
iron hand, while his competitor iR a poor man,
(although he haR been to Congress!) and a
farmer, and what is worth more to the farmers
than all the rest, an honest man.
VANDERBILT'S WIL L.
Mrs. E. Fletcher Bishop Testifies as to the
Commodore's Belief in Spiritualism.
NEW YOBK, Oct. 8.In the Vanderbilt case
to-day Mrs. E. Fletcher Bishop testified that
she had several conversations about spiritual
ism with the commodore. The first was in
1868, after his first wife's death. He expressed
his belief in spirits and said he employed sev
eral spiritualistic physicians and that they
gave him great consolation. In 1873 he advis
ed her husband to employ them, saying he did
so after his wife's death and was enabled
through them to know what she was doing in
the other world. Another time
in 1872, he told her he
had a revelation from his dead son, George.
He said George advised him to make William
the head man, as the girls didn't know how to
take care of money, and Cornelius was an in
valid. Also the coramodore said he had em
ployed several spiritualistic physicians, who
gave him great consolation with spiritual mani
festations. He said Cornelius was delicate and
incapable of attending to business, and might
be placed in an'asylum. In 1874 the commo
dore told witness his wife had been revealed to
him through spiritual doctors, and she adyised
him to give the principal part of the property
to William, who would take care of it, and
that the other children didn't love him so
Mrs. Stone, recalled by Mr. Lord, testified to
a conversation Bhe had with the commodore
when she went to him about hiring a school
room for her. This was in 1874, when she
hired a boarding-school. He proposed an up
town hall, and she objected, because it was in
use by Spiritualists. He said that was no ob
jection at all, as he got business communications
from spirits, and William knew it. He said he
could do nothing for her. She said, I Buppose
unless I get some spiritual advice. He said
yes. She went away, and William H. overtook
her on the street, on Broadway. He told her
he overheard the conversation, and advised her
to come back next day and tell him she had
consulted the spirits and they could do nothing
for her, that she had a message from his dead
wife to leavo her property to his son William,
and that he (William) would furnish
what she needed if she did so.
She agreed and they then separated. She de
livered the message next day to the commo
dore. He said he had already been told the
same thing by spirits, and he was going to do
it and was preparing his will, and when he left
the office William followed her out as before.
He offered $50 which she refused, and he said:
"Very well.^-and went back.
Another effort was then made to prove by
witness that after the will, the commodore
still believed in spiritualism, that he declared
the will was the offspring of false spiritual
messages procured by his son, and that the son
admitted it. The testimony was excluded for
Mrs. Stone then stated that in February, 1875,
she called on the commodore to get a position
for her brother as a conductor. Before he an
swered, Wm. H. Vanderbilt said, "He can do
nothing for you." The commodore spoke up
quickly and said, "You can't have it all your
own way yet you can't walk in my shoes now.
I have made a will in your favor, as you said
the spirits directed, and that ought to satisfy
Cheap But Irritating.
|Martin County Sentinel.l
The political fight waged by the St. Paul
GLOBE is of a cheap, scavenger kind, but it
irritates like a busy bed-bug in a boarding
house. But its bite3 are not deep and are
infected with only a ridiculous pretense of
savagery and earnestness.
,\u -H..-J- Solid for Donnelly.
The citizens of St. Paul don't seem to
relish 'the manner in which Washburn
wrested the Republican nomination for Con
gress in the third district from Dr. Stewart,
and as a consequence they are going to cast
a solid vote for the Hon. I Donnelly.
Two prisoners discharged from the jail
in Mankato, stole the sheriff's horses and
put out. They were pursued, arrested, and
the horses recovered, Stillwater looms up
'"""fI""".."!"" irmi mi
Nearly all of the needles made in Great
Britain come from Bedditch, in Worcestershire.
French once gave the Cleveland Medical
College $1,000, and the faculty stole his body.
Lord Rosebery made a brilliant speech on the
opening of a new school of science and arts in
Paris has 65,000 house, London 460,000,
more than Paris, Berlin, Vienna and New York
The English fire brigades carry jumping
sheets for the use of persons jumping from
Mr. James Eaker, of Mayfield, Ky., is the
father of thirty-five children, twenty-eight of
whom are alive.
A man in New York has been sent to prison
for selling his wife's wooden leg. It was an
Florence Davenport, the youngest daughter
of the late E. L. Davenport, will soon make
her debut on the stage.
The proprietor of the Monument cheese fac
tory recently shipped 20,000 pounds of Colorado
cheese to Cardiff, Wales.
Queen Victoria has appointed the king of Siam
an honorary knight grand cross of the colonial
order of St. Michael and St. George.
Three hundred kegs of bad beer thrown into
a pond at Insterburg, Conn., proved that an
intoxicated fish is a queer fish indeed.
The new bonanza in Nevada is right on a line
with an old lode that was once very rich. Thus
do great mines run in the same channel.
Dr. Babcock, who invented the fire extin
guisher, is a drunken outcast in California.
It was fire-water that extinguished him.
Billiards and pool have been introduced into
Jerusalem. They are talking of introducing
soap and water if the billiard rooms do well.
A drunken man in New York, when ho came
to his senses the other night, found that some
woman had bequeathed him a baby to take
The Countess Bismarck, only daughter of
the Prince, is engaged to Count Rautzan, of
the ancient Schleswig-Holstein family of the
A company has bean formed for building a
narrow gauge railroad from Jacksonville, Ore.,
to the ocean. Capital $2,000,000 length of
road 100 miles.
A London publisher spent $12,500 in adver
tising a new magazine before tho first number
was printed, of which 100,000 copies were con
Musical festivals, the Detroit Free Pr.ns
thinks, are well enough for such towns as never
have elopements and incendiary fires. They
encourage such things.
A tomato weighing two pounds and measur
ing eighteen inches in circumference, grown by
W. A. Z. Edwards, near San Jose, Cal., is tho
latest vegetable wonder.
In Mesnil-Sevin, France, resides an old man
in whose house it has been the custom for tho
past thirty years, for all couples married in tho
village to pass their wedding night.
Bernard Donohue, of Yonkers, N. Y., who
has made $400,000 by the recent rise in Sierra
Nevada silver mining stocks, once worked in a
buckle shop in Waterbury, Conn.
Homer Griffin, who died in Lodi, Ohio, last
week, aged 106 years, was a total abstainer
during the last four years of his life. The bar
tender wouldn't "put it on a piece of ice."
The mob that tarred and feathered W. J.
Jones in Truckee, Oah, used hot coal tar, which
was not only poured over his body, but into
his eyes. His sight was entirely destroyed.
An Austrian resident of Bangkok, Siam,
named Pyer, formerly a Roman Catholic in
religion, has publicly renounced his faith and
been formally received into theBudhist priest
Madame Keller, Lady of the Sacred Heart
and general directress of the academy of that
order at ManhatUnville, New York, died in
that city on Saturday. She was well known
and much beloved.
Raphael Maurice Suegne de Morales, the
Spaniard who, when an invited guest of Prin
cess Ratcazzi, of Paris, slipped into her bed
room and stole some jewels, has been sentenced
to one year's imprisonment.
Over 132,000 persons are employed oa the
East India railroads. The greater number are
natives. In fact, the working of the lines is
practically iu their handsin some cases not
even under European supei vision.
Diamonds do not often come to one anony
mously, but Miss Clara Louise Kellogg received
one in that manner from an opera^sttuck Chi
cagoan the other day. The donna very aeusibly
turned the jewel into food for the destitute of
The most important piece of Roman sculp
ture ever found in London was lately exca
vated. It is believed to have formed part of a
mausoleum. London was a large city, with a
mint and other metropolitan institutions, even
in Roman days.
A large ape which was chained to a tree in
the grounds of one of the Estahazy family,
lately descended on the countess while she was
driving, and tore her dress and arm. Her hus
band arrived in time to shoot the beast before
serious harm was done. rf
A San Francisco paper says that the convicts
in the State prison have contributed more to
the relief of the yellow fever sufferers than the
State officers at Sacramento the newsboys
more than the railway offices, and the theatres
more than the churches.
A Lancaster man drank two quarts and a
pint of water in one minute and fifteen sec
onds, a keg of beer being wagered that he could
not do it in two minutes. But he drank all
the beer shortlyafterwards in order to neutral
ize the effect of the water.
Among Stanley's competitors in the field of
African travel is an elderly schoolmaster of
Steglitz, Germany. On the principle of doing
at Rome as Rome does, he left home (haviri~
started secretly) with one shirt, one pair of
stockings and an old overcoat.
Professor Watson, whose salary was recently
reduced, has left Ann Arbor and gone to Madi
son, Wis., to take charge of the Observatory of
the Wisconsin university, which he endowed
and is now in course of construction. He will
be tendered the chair of astronomy.
Senator Bayard is accredited with saying that
in his opinion there will be three Presidential
candidates in the field in 1880the Republican,
Democratic and Greenback candidates. It is
possible, too, that the House of Representa
tives may be called upon to elect the next
In West Gardiner, Me., a lad saw an eagle,
evidently fatigued, dragging a heavy trap and
three feet of chain. The boy seized the bird
by the neck, and after a struggle captured it.
It was of unusual size, and had it not been
handicapped by the trap, must have been more
than enough for the youngster.
A horse that had been for years kept by a
gentleman of Manchester, N. H., was at length
sold to a farmer who lived thirty miles away.
The horse did not seem satisfied with its new
quarters, and after a few months was missing.
It was homesick, and it made its way back in
to the stable it had so long occupied.
On the suppression of the commune iu Paris,
500 boys were among the prisoners taken, and
it was proved that large numbers of the mur
ders and incendiaries were committed by them
They were sent to a reformatory at Rouen, and
on being carefully inspected by two eminent
physicians, it was found that 337 were of very
delicate form and stunted growth. They were,
however, among the most mischievous, and all
the children of drunken mothers.