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A STMNGE STORY.
A NE W YORK WAIF FINDS HIS UNCLE
IN ST. PAUL.
A Charley Rosa Mystery Finds a Happy
SolutionA Little Boy of 0 Years Ab
ducted From New York, Mysteriously
Finds His Uncle in St. Paul.
Thtt GLOSS, yesterday, made mention of a
ittle waif, who had been found upon tho
streets, and was cared for at the police sta-
A the time the GLOBE saw him he was
aound asleep, and his innocent slamber ap
pealed to the usual reportorial adamantine
desire for an item. Yesterday morning the
little fellow was bright and early, re
freshed from bis night's rest. I a casual
way a remarkable story was drawn from him.
is anotber instance of a Charley Boss.
All the particulars of that former mysterious
affair have bad a seco nd existence in the
case of this littlo
waif. gives his name as Charlie Da
frene. is a bright-faced, genteel-looking
little lad of 9 years. A pale faco, made even
more so by jet black hair and coal blaok
eyes, look up at you when you call to him.
is bright and intelligent, but the recent
Btrange events of his young life have some
what confused him. When first found he
Baid was looking for an aunt in this city.
Yestorday he revolved the matter over in his
mind that it was an uncle he had in St. Paul.
Chief Weber, by diligent and expeditious
inquiry, found a Mr. Charles V/ Dufrene.
was brought to the station and confronted
with th boy. The little fellow looked up
slyly and aaid, "Yes he is my uncle."
Then in a few minutes he became confused,
and after all didn't know. Mr Dufrene
was astonished, and for some time could not
realize the situation. half recygnizod
the child, and then again failed, to place him.
The boy :okl his name, and then alter dili
gent inquiry made statements which com
pelled Mr. Dufrene to ejaculate, "Yes,
must be my brother's boy."
Bat he could scaroely bring himself to the
belief, for, as he had explained, he had re
ceived a letter only ton days ago from his
brother, in which the good health, happiness
and presence of all his family were mention
ed. Mr Dutrene could not comprehend why
nor understand the circumstances which
would cause the father to send his child,
clone and without word, to him.
THE CHILD'S PITIFUL STOB?.
Now for the little boy's story, obtained by
poaccmeal, and after careful and repeated
questions. The little one says he and anoth
er little boy were going to school, when they
were met by a big boy, who led them away.
His little companion shortly ran away, leav
ing him with th big boy Charlie and
friend were induced to with
boy" by th offer of some candy. Before
givi ng it to them, "th big boy" put some
thing on the candy. Charlie Haw him do
it, and refused to eat the candy.
The little narrator of this mystery here be
comes confused in his account, but finally
brightens up to say he waa put on the cars,
and with "th big boy," came away from
New York. And they had been on the cars
for seven days. From what could ba farther
learneu, tho big boy" had consoled the
little feilow in his distress at his absence
from home with the assurance that he wa*
taking him to his uncle in St Paul. Doubt
less the child-stealer learned of this uncle
from the prattle of the child. Mr. Dufre.'.o
kept up a constant correspondence with his
brother, ami in that home circle was always
epokon of as
the soldier"Mr. Dufrene
until recently being a member
of (h Seventh "U. S Infantry.
This talk had impressed itself upon the little
follow'^ mind, and the hint wa seis ed by
the kidnapper. Odds and ends patch ed to
gether would indicate that in some way
Charlie got away from companions in
Minneapolis, and alone fouua his way to St
Paul. Here the name of the city appeared
fainilior to him, and he begau his inquiries
for his uncle. During the recital of the lit
tle boy'a piteous Btory the uncle shook his
head in doubt, in wonder.
WHERE HE LIVES.
A GLOBE man tried the modulated sympa-
thizing interviewing process as follows:
"Where did you live in New York?"
"On Tenth street."
Mr. Dufrene"So does brother.'*
"Near what other street?"
"Near Greenwich avenue."
"And you went to school, Charlie?"
"On Waverly Place."
"Who was your teacher?"
"She was a ldy."
"What was her name?"
"Have you any brothers or sisters?"
"N o, Sir."
Mr. DufreneMy biokhar ha 3 two chil
dren besides this one. I have never seen
them, and only saw this one about five years
Charlie''.[-have got a cousin named
Mr. Dufrene"Goff is hia mother 's name."
"What's your cousin's other name,
I don't know anything but Golf. She is
a big Voman."
About his trip. Charlie couldn't tell much.
describes "the big boy" as having a dark
face and wearing black clothes and a straw
hat, with black under the bri m.
"How large was he Charlie?"
"Big as him." Pointing to his uncle,
who is about five feet six inches tall.
"Did he treat you well
"He gave plenty to eat."
WHY WAS HE STOLEN?
Mr. Dufrene subjected the manly little
fellow to a series of questions. His answi is
in some instances fully convinced him, and
then his replies to others, the subject oi
which the* child apparently should have
inown, confused the uncle. But after all
Mr. Dufrene could come to but one conclusion
that the little fellow was his nephew. As
suring himse lf of this, his heart warmed to
war ds the poor, friendless and homele ss
child, and he departed with him to his
bearding house on Minnesota street. The
little boy's story, and the uncle's specula
tions about it gave rise to all manner of
theories in regard to the kidnappin g. Prom
the child's account, and his description of
"the big boy," who coax ed him awa the
inference may readily drawn, that the
child was stolen by an Italian, to be appren
ticed to some padrone as a mendicant. Mr.
Dufrene is filled with alarm over the affair,
and apprehends that some sudden misfortune
to or disruption of his brother 's fami ly has
happened. Late in the day a GLOBE report
er had a conversation with Mr Dufrene, and
he had been wholly reconciled to the idea
that the boy ia his brother's child. The
boy says his father sells fluting machines
and wringers. Mr. George Dufrene is an
agent fo^eewing machines aid other house
hold labor-saving machinery. A he, Char
lie, comes more to himself, he relates a good
deal about himself and his home, which con
firms the belief that the little waif isa seoond
Charlie Ross. Another theory advanced of
the reason for the kidnapin g, is that Charlie'B
companion was a banker's son. This, prob
ably waa known to tho thief, and he wanted
him to obtain the ransom for- his return.
Charlie's paren ts are i moderate
but comfortable circumstances.
1IIS BAGGAGE. V. ''^'$^
The little fellow was cleanly clad in light
loth knee pants, a check cloth roundabout,
brown Balbriggan hose, neat shoes and
straw hat. He was possessed of a game bag,
which the "big boy" had given him. I it
he poor little fellow had crammed little
cLildish treasures collected on his jour
ney. A hunk of bread, a twine string, two
stones, a knif e, a brass ctmn, two bits of
candle, a piece of rubber hose, a marble,
three or four railroad time circulars, and
other odds and ends, wealth his mind.
Mr. Dufrene at once telegraphed New
York, but at a late hour no answ er had been,
received. Unt il some word comes from the
father, the whole affair is shrouded in mys
tery, such a mystery as has douttless made
the hearts of mother and father ache with
pain at the loss of their darling child.
A $300 UNA WAT.
A. Musical Game Played by a Lively Team
A runaway occurred yesterday about night
fall, which, for a time threaten ed gra ve dis
aster all along the route. A wagon, belong
ing to Djer & .Howard, was being loaded
with organs, at the Sibley street depot. The
horses, attached, became frightened
at a Buffalo robe, jaat as
a fourth organ was being
hoisted into the wagon. Being wi'hout a
driver, the horses had it their own way
And a wi ld way it was. They darted off up
Sibley street. Nearing Thir d, they com
menced to drop machine music. Con
tinuing their run, near Fifth street they
collided with a buggy in which Mrs.
Hodges was seated. Fortunately, little dam
age was done. The buggy sustained a twist
to the axle, and Mis. Hodges' face
was slightly bruised against the side of th
buggy by the shock. From this they car
omed on an American express wagon, upset
it, and tipped out the driver damage
done. Thence to Sixth street they swung
along at a driving pace. Getting to Sixth
street they turned and rushed
along Wabashaw, holding the
right of way absolutely. Beaching Wabashaw
street, they turned up towards the capitol.
I front of Lewis' block, they ran against
Mr. Lewis' buggy, ju st as he had uplifted
his foot to step in. hastily pulled his
right foot back along side of the left the
pavement. Here again damage was
done. This last collision seemed to knock
the spirit out of the maddened
brutes, they turned, aa it were, and
both fell to the ground. Several persons
rushed up to secure them. O examina
tion it was found that one horse had broken
his left leg just above he pastern joint the
other was badly bruised The lamed
horse will have to be shot. Beckoning
the cost it will aggregate something over
#500, counting in the damage to the or
gans and the loss of the horpe, valued at
$225. One Beales was driver of the team,
but was helping to load in the organs at th
time the runaway began. The horse which
was so Beriously injured was a very valuable
anima l, and only purchased a few days ago.
How Thev Brought Young- Ladles to St.
Paul unci Bilked a Hotel for their Sup
And this th kind of gallants they have in
Minneapolis. Two young bloo ds of that
adjunct came to this city yesterday afternoon.
They were accompanied by two young la
dies. What mattered it to them what wheat
was selling atin Minneapolis. They didn't
give a cent for expense. And as the sequel
shows, thev didn't give a cent. They came
down in a carriage, and put the same at
a prominent livery stable. Then they went
to the Windsor for supper. After their re
pastand they partook heartilyt he ladies
went out shopping. The gents loitered
about the ladies' parlor and then skipped
without paying for :our suppers. The pro
prietor of the Windsor, learning where they
Had put up their team, asked the liveryman
to collect his bill, $2, when they came for to
o, for to get back to Minneapolis. Shortly
tho bloods, fcaliug very comfortable, came
along for the carriage. "Wo want to ride
to Como and back, and will settle then."
"You can't go without paying," was the de
cided answer to the bland proposition. How
much, v. as answered by the word s, fifty
cents, and $ 2 for your suppers. These Min
neapolis men elevated themselve s, and said
they "would see you know." They went
off, as if to go to the hotel, but never went.
Coming back, one remain ed at the stable
while the other went dqwn to Smith's saloon
on Jackson street, near Third, where
pawned his watch to get fifty cents to get the
horses away from their hay. Eddy, Min
neapolis, can give the boys away. They had
his two-seated barouche for their little pleas
ure excursio n.
0 A. DeGraff, Esq., Janenvillc, at th Mer
Win. Dunlap, Esq. Northern Pacific junc
tion, at the Merchants.
Gen. L. Hubbell, Mankato, and J. Austin,
Fergus Falls, at the Metropolitan.
Lieut.-Col. I McLeotl, of the Canadian
mounted police, Manitoba, at the Metropolitan.
Hon. Henry Poehler, Henderson, the next
member of Congress from tho Second district,
waa in the city yesterday.
Hon. W. F. Bonniwell, Hutchinson, passed
through the city yesterday. Mr. Bonniwell is
making arrangements for spending the coming
winter in St. Paul.
Gen. C. Adams, Hastings, candidate for
the State Senate from Dakota county on the
Democratic ticket, and Judge O'Leary, candi
date forth lower House, on the same ticket
were in the city yesterday.
Mr. Lee Bander, Chicago, is registered at the
Merchants hotel. Mr. Bauder is a member of
the detective corps of the Chicago police.
is also batallion drill-master, and the discipline
and efficiency of that model force is largely
due to hia exertions.
At the Clarendon: Jas. E Wilson and wife,
St. Paul W. Weeks, Detroit Sheldon
Jewett and family, Custer City ii Smith,
Breokenridge E A Hellett, St Paul
Burger and wife, Rose Farm John M. Gross
Stillwater E Duff, Hamilton, Canada E
St. John, Marine T. Caley, Princeton.
Metropolitan arrivals: W. Weeks, Detroit,
J. Weber, North Bend E A Jewett, Chicago
Ohas. Lemon, St. Loiis C. Mountain,
Oh'cago O. O. Cullen, St. Louis G. A. Cahn,
Milwaukee A Massey and wife, MisMary
Massey, Philadelphia Chas. C. Smith and wife
Boston L. Hubbell, Mankato Austi n'
Fergus Palls John M. Roberts, James- Shel-
ley, Minneapolis Geo. 0 Carpenter, Jr., M.
Wettmote, St Louis Mrs. C. G-. Eastman'
Vermont Col. J. T. Mcbeod, Frank Norman'
Canada -Chas. It. Critchell, Chicago.
The Merchants hotel has a steam elevator
and all the modern improvements, with rooms
graded from f2.50 to $ 3 per day Th fol
lowing were among the arrivals yesterday
P. A Sanford, Boston N M. Humpheryand
wife, Taylors Falls N. C. Russell and wife. New
York W. Stimpson. Bismarck Hyde
Massachusetts Miss S. Rich, Hastings-
B. Winston, Minneapolis Brown, Albert
Lea W. T. Bonniwell, Hutchinson E
Coltin, Clayton W. Halm, Lake Citv M*
Carr, Milwaukee V. G. Hush, Minneapolis- G-"
W. Benedict, Sauk Rapids W.H. White, Far
D. T. W. Winston, Green Bay W. E.
Horton, Rochester N..L. Pine, Boston C.
Calhins, St. LouisF Hughes, New York
O. Bebb, Milwaukee R. v.!organ, Clinton.
P. Adams, Hastings C. Kennedy, Minneap
olis G. Cushing, Dubuque C. N Kel'o,
Philadelphia Marot, Dayton, O. H.J.
Lingg, G. Callahan, E Denning, New York
L. Dr. LeVeyne, Milwaukee Seal, Hastings,
J. Q. Semins, Wis. N M. Singleton, Grand
torks N. Baker, Lake City J. Hunter
Thompson, Duluth N. Dunlay, N.P. Junction'
J. D. Robie, Red Wing R. Wright, Philadel-
Wilson, a Crosse S. Hoefer, S.
Pike. Chicago N Locke, N C. Clark, Cin
cinnati A A. Fairbank, N Viesselman,
Faribault E Jones, Howard Lake
Mrs. E Sheldon, J.O.Nolan. Wasington-N
A. Collins, M. Bigelow, Oandv, Minn.-'
Falls Bander, Chicago JMilwaukee
H. Josseman, Marblehead H. Perlinsky?
Ne ile. 0..Y A
DeGraff, Janesville W. Collman, Boston
Q. Moves, Chicago,
HON. C. D. O'BEIEN
ge Foster, of River Ms, Wis.,
Will address the dtiiens of St. Paul at ths
Donnelly Club Koom,
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK,
THURSDAY EVMIHG, OCTOBER 31.
H. MEAD'S CLAIM ON THE
BRIDGE A JFRAUIt AND A SNARE.
The People of the Fourth Ward Called
Upon an Office Beggar to Elect Him to
the Legislature in Consideration of What
Didn't DoThe Fort gnellingr Bridge
Bill Passed by James Smith, Jr., two Years
Before Mead Went to the Legislature.
If ever a charlatan and arrant humbug
begged for votes it is Warren Mead, candi
date for the Legislature from the Fourth ward.
is going from house to house, begging
piteously for votes, on tho ground that he se
cured the Fort Snelling bridge. There never
was a clearer case of a foul bird strutting in
borrowed plumage. The Fort Snelling bridge
bill was introduced and its passage
secured by Hon James Smith, Jr. two
years before Mead went to the Legislature.
That there may be no question relative to this
w quote Mr. Smith's bill as fvllows:
A act to authorize and provide for the con
struction of a free bridge across the Mississippi
river at or near Fort Snelling, and to lay out
suitable roads and approaches thereto.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State
Section 1. That Tracy M. Metcalf, William
Dawson and William Lindeke, of Ramsey
county, he and they are hereby appointed and
constituted commissioners, whose duty it shall
be to select a suitable site and place of cross
ing the Mississippi river at or near Fort Snel
ling for a suitable suspension or other bridge,
and to adopt plans and specifications -for the
construction of such biidge at the point so to
bo selected, with estimates of the probable cost
Sec. 2. That said commissioners, or a ma
jority of them, are hereby empowered to view,
locate and establish from some convenient
point upon the Fort street road, in Ramsey
county, a public road and highway to such
bite for said bridge and over the same, and
thence to aud into the county of Hennepin to
a suitable connection with the public highways
leading from Fort Snelling to the city of Min
neapolis and Bloomington. That such high
way shall bo at least one hundred feet in
width. That said commissioners shall, in ad
dition to the location of Baid highway, deter
mine and appraise to the owner or
owners of any real estate included
within said highway, and appropriated
therefor, the value thereof and injury arising
to them respectively from the condemnation
thereof, which shall be awarded to Buch own
ers respectively, a damages, after making due
allowance and deduction therefrom for any
benefits which such owners may respectively
derive from such highway and improvement,
which said assessment of compensation and
damages, together with a plat of the survey
and location of said road shall be made and
certified by said commissioners, one of
which shall be filed in the register of deed's
office in the county of Hennepin, and anotber
copy thereof in the office of th register of
deeds of Ramsey county, which copies
so certified shall be conclusive evidence,
of the establishment of said highway and
the property necessary therefor. Provided,
however, That any person aggrieved by the de
termination of the commissioners herein ap
pointed, relative to damages to property, may
appeal to the district court at the county where
in such property is situated, in the same man
ner, and with like effect as is provided by
chapter 34 of the general laws relating to con
dcuumtmu or property lor railroad purposes.
Sec. 3 That said commissioners shall have
power to receive and collect donations, sub
scriptions, and other aid that ay be given,
subscribed or pledged in aid of the construction
of said bridge, and ehall have power to expend
the same and such other aid as may be given
by said county of Ramsey, or by th United
States, in the construction of said bridge.
Sec. 4. That said bridge, when constructed,
be free of any toll or charge to the United
States, or any citizen theteof. or other person,
and, when constructed, shall be kept in good
order and repair by the county of Ramsey as a
free bridge, and the said county of Hennepin
shall never be liable to any expense in main
tenance or repair of said bridge.
See. 5. That said commissioners may meet
at any time or times hereafter as they may
deem advisable, and in case of the death, re
fusal to serve, er disability of either of said
commissioners, the Governor of this State may
till such vacancy by the appointment of some
suitable person to act as such.
Sec. 6. That said commissioners, upon the
completion of said bridge, and when the same
is opened lo public travel, shall surrender the
same to the commissioners of said R.msey
county, and thereupon the same shall be con
sidered in charge of said county for repair and
Bee. 7. This act to take effect and be in
force from and after its passage.
Approved March 2, 1S76.
Last winter tho bill passed was merely to
authorize Ramsey county to issue bonds to
build the bridge. Th bill was to be submitted
to the people and there was not a particle of
opposition to it Mead did not want to
have it provide for m,.re than $50,000 in
bo,:ds while $100,000 was necessary to build
the bridge, and he stood as an opponent of the
measure until he was bull-dozed in to submis
The real work on the Fort Snelling bridge
matter was done in carrying it before the peo
ple and in eei-nring Congressional aid I
neither of these cases was Mead heard from.
took no part whatever. Hi bridge services
are a humbug and a fraud.
Hon James Smith Jr.,is the man to be remem
bered for the, bridge, and Mead should be exe
rated for stealing credit where ho is not enti
tled to it.
THE 25THE1UDGE CASE.
His Movements Still a Matter of Mystery
Facts Showing Him to be a Small Thief
as Well as a. "Big Swindler.
The Etheridge defalcation and flight begins
to assume the condition of an exploded sensa
tion, from the fact that nothing of a startling
character is being added to supply he public
Visits to the several banks failed to develop
anything new in reference to the swindle
proper, or as to the whereabouts of the swin
dler, nothing direct having yet been
received of his movements after con
cluding his banking operations in Milwaukee.
Mr. McMabon, agent of the Mercantile Trust
company, whose unexpected advent here un
doubtedly hastened Etheridge's departure,
could furnish but little additional to what has
already been given in the GLOB E. is how
ever, gradually getting hold of facts showing
that Etheridge had been working up his swindle
for some time, and that the final denouncement
was simply hastened by hia arrival. Thus,
in looking over the .affairs of his
company, managed by Etheridge, he found
yesterday where a borrower of Hastings had
paid,Etheridge.$102 of interest on a Joan with
which he had not been credited, and another in
the same place had paid $57, but had been'
credited with only $37, a fcteal in the two. cases
of $122. what extent this system of swin
dling has been carried by Etheridge, it is yet
too early to form anything like an estimate,
Mr. McMahon having but just commenced an
examination of the papers, but from the two
instances given it is reasonable to suppose that
the aggregate of these swindles will amount to
a very respectable sum.
Charles Etheridge having ceased to transact
any bnsinef for the Mercantile Trust com
pany of New York^ or for the Equitable Life
Assurance society of the United States, all per
sons having business with either of these cor
porations will please call promptly at the office
of McBsrs. Bigelow FJandrau & Clark, 28 East
Third street, St. PauL where I may be found
for a few days to attend to such business.
Oot. 80,1878. ..4 General Agnt, ete."
Now for Indian summe r!
O ST. PAUL,
Owens at the Opera House to-night.
The llyer Sisters open at the Opera House
Brown, the mind reader, at the Opera House
The Central Presbyterian church festival is
postponed for two weeks.
All the poll-hooka wero returned to the city
clerk yesterday, duly certified to by the judges
he "board" indicates a rousing house for
Owens to-nightthere are but a few good re
served seats left.
The sale of special tax stamps by the collect
or of internal revenue for the month of Octo
ber, amounted to $962.
The fire department took in a car load of
oats, yesterday, on contract for the winter
supply of forage for the horses.
Look out for sneak thieves. The loss of over
ha'f a dozen overcoats have been reported to
the police since the squaw winter commenced.
Twenty-eight discharged Bcldiers, of th
Fifth infantry and Second cavalry, from Fort
Keogh, registered at the American house last
Mrs. Cory is kept buy every day receiving
offers of articles for the Art Loan exhibition
Her work would be much facilitated if persons
would give their full name and address,
Within the last three days, County Clerk
Kiefer has favored fifty-five applicants with
naturalization papers, qualifying: them to vote
down Washburn and the swindling brass ket
The fifth annual meeting of the Minnesota
Magdalen society will be held to-day at
p. M., in the rooms of the Young Men's Chris
tian association, corner of Fifth and Wabashaw
Judge R. R. Nelson, United States district
court, left Tuesday night for Des Moines, Iowa.
was called thither by Judge Dillon to assist
him in the present term of the circuit court at
Geo. Hall, general agent of the great
through Southern route, via the Milwaukee &
St. Paul railway and connecting lines, was in
the city yesterday, talking up the advantages
of his line.
Brown, the "mind reader," was in the city
yesterday arranging for an instructive, psycho
logical and moral entertainment and expose of
Spiritualism. The lecture will be given
A new floor is being put down in the city
comptroller and treasurer's office. A needed
improvement for comfort, as heretofore day
light shone through innumerable crevices in
the former well-wo-n floor. Th city's finan
cial agents now stand on a solid basis.
Officer Lowell run in John Schultz about 9
o'clock last night. Schultz wanted to take up
the whole register at the Clarendon hotel, not
with his name but his whisky benumbed body.
Not the hotel register but the steam register,
was what he bugged at, like a sick kitten to a
Two more sleepers, the Selkirkand Pernhina,
have been received by the St Paul & Pacific
company, making four received in the last four
weeks, and completing the sleeper outfit for
the through Fort Garry line, via the main line
of the St. Raul^ & Pacific, the St Vincent ex
tension, and tho Pembina branch of the Cana
The following, from Mr. Seth M. Kinney, ex
tensively engaged in experimenting with the
amber sugar cane, showing his success with
the present crop, to Mr. T. M. Metcalf. will be
of interest: "Mr. MetcalfDear Sir: I am
glad to inform y.-u that the crop f cane, with
me this season, has been a perfect success,
have made 42,000 gallons, and a large number
of the barrels are fine quality of sugar,
think there will be tons of it.
A little bit of a scrimmage.oocurred near the
Plow Works'office on Jackson street, between
Fifth and Sixth streets, yesterday morning.
There was a little boy mixed up in the fight, a
VerV lifctlft man. anH *lo fight rroci uliuul tJUe
little sum Of live cents. The little boy claims
that George Axle, 'an employe of the Works,
owed him the little sum of five cents.
asked him for it, and Axle began to give him
elbow grease, instead of greasing his palm with
cash. Yesterday afternoon the little boy and
his father, one Kanue, were at the municpal
court to get out a warrant to turn Axle over for
assault. Th little boy told the above little
Successfully Played on Deputy S. Mar
A telegram advised the authorities here
that Deputy S Marsh al Blanchard was
en route to lhis city from Moorhead with
one 'David Hodge. Mr. Hodge was the
latest victim to a desire to make good Indians
of the White Earth aborigin es by kilkng
them with whisky. was detected in the
act, had an examination before TJ. S Com
missioner Burnham, and waa he ld to answer
before the grand jury. Deputy S Ma
shal Blancha rd miscalculated when said
he was coming with Hodge. He'd have been
more accurate if had stated I have
star.ed, etc." Tuesday night, near Linden,
deputy marshal left his prisoner
seated in a coach, and went back to tbe
sleeper to discu ss Washburn's chances with
he colored porter. When he got back, the
prisoner waa gone. A search through the
train didn't find Mr. Hodge, anbl when the
train got into Barnesville, the officer got off
to go back and look for Hodge'.-* foot tracks
where he lit, when he jumped. For jump
he did. A soon as tho deputy had left him,
he got up, went forward, closed the door
after him, of course, and, raising the win
dow, poised himself for a jump. N re
ports of how he landed. ?$%
[Before the Full Bench.!
24. Nels T. Langmoe, respondent, vs Te n
nis S. Slingerland. appellant. Argued, sub
mitted and taken under advisement.
25. Michael Lambert, respondent, vs Te
nis S. Slingerland, appellant. Argued and sub
38. Cecelia A Williams, George Wil
liams, respondents, vs Gardner Stewart, Sarah
P. Stewart, David F- Rand and James McGee,
appellants. Argued, submitted, and taken
DEcisroNS rrxED^lajr CHI EF JT/STXCE aiLVTistJiif.
John Gowan, respondent, vs St Paul, Still
water & Taylors Falls railroad, appellant. Order
of the court helow reversed.
John C. O'Brien, appellant, ya City of St.
Paul, respondent. Order of the' court below
Robert W. Cummings, respondent, vs Perry
Long, appellant: Order of the court below re
versed and new trial ordered.
The court adjourned till this morning at
[Before Judge Wilkin.
Wm. Chandler TS. Charles N. Graff al
Jury returned verdict for defendant.
Albeit Hansen vs. Jay Rice. O trial.
V\-' (Before Judge O'Gormau.J
I the matter of the estate of Israel G. Lash,
deceased. R. B. Galusha was appointed admin
LBefbre Judge Flint.}
he City vs Peter Hardy drunk. Fined
S3 costs, $ 2 85. Committed ,to, jail in .default
of fine for seven days. U
he City VB. August Barfiiss assault and
battery. Fined $5 costs $3.30. Paid.
Tho City vs. John Carr assault and battery.
Continued to the 31st Inst., and defendant
committed to jail.
The State vs Evan Nyrnas larceny. De
fendant acquitted and discharged.
i CIVIL. Ijl^t
Michael Burns vs Joseph Irish action on
account. Partially tried and continued,
Senator Aclams and Others Address the
PeopleThe Swindling Brass Kettle.
A enthusiastic :*eeting was he ld at Lan
gevin 's last evening, when the various can
didates on the Democratic ticket were intro
duced by Aid. McCarthy to a very large ma
jority of the voters of the Sixth ward.
There were also present many from this side
he river, with the candidates for sheriff and
auditor of Ramsey county.
Gen. Adams, candidate for the Sen
ate, was the first introduced.
addressed the meeting at considerable length
upon the financial issues of the day
in which he exposed the contradictory and
illusionary assertions made by Senator Win
dom in his tour through Wisconsin and
Minnesota. The general showed that the
speech in its abject admissions and glaring
contradictions could only be delivered
one who saw how desperate and hopeless was
his cause. al so spoke of the wheat
frauds through the "little joker" or "dinner
pail," and assured his hearers that the fraud
was even greater than it had been declared
to be. I was not for the legislature to say
how it should be weighed or measured. I
he was sent to the Senate he would advocate
any measure which would insure a redres*
of the great wrong.
Judge O'Leary, candidate for the House
of Representatives, next addressed the meet
ing. spoke principally upon the wheat
frauds. enumerated dozens of cases in
which the same load of wheat was tested by
different persons, and each one gave a dif
ferent result. Not only did this matter of
whe at testing want ventillating, but the mat
ter of weights and measures generally. I
was well known that within the last fifteen
years ther^had been inspection of
eights and measures, and if he should be
sent to^he legislature, and if no one else
shouldntntroduce such a measure would
think it his duty to bring in a bill which
would deal with the matter of
testi ng wheat and the inspection of
weights and measures. The speaker then
went on to speak in the highest terms of
Henry Poehler, the candidate for Congress,'
giving his record as a business man, a loyal
citizen and a member of the legislature, and
assuring the people that they could trust
their interests i better hands. O the
financial question Mr. Poehler, he said, stood
square and firm upon tbe Democratic plat
formh believed in ample money for the
necessities of trade and a legal tender note
worth a dollar in gold, and a dollar in gold
worth no more than a dollar in silver.
"William Murphy, also a candidate
for the House, next spoke.
told the audience that had
lived among them twenty-three years, and
had literally helped to build up the city. O
t':e very ground where the house stood in
which they were assembled had felled
huge tree3. was a farmer, and knew
something of he brass tester swindleit waa
one of th'j greatest frauds practised upon a
people. What affected the farmer affected
he whole mass of the people. The farmer
was the producer by his labor the earth
yield ed its increase. I the farm er was
swindled out of his hard earned produce the
merchant and the mechanic, the doctor and
the lawyer all suffered with him. I has been
said by the capitalists that tbe farmer is
king, but whe n, asked the speaker, did you
see kings subservient to their subjects I the
farmer is king the capitalist is the monarch
who hol ds him down with an iron ha.
knew of a .ia who took his wheat to a buy
er who test ed it fifty-seven pounds. The
farmer was not satisfied and asked the deal
er, who also kept a grocery store, to weigh
he wheat irfbis scales. This was done and
the wheat weighed sixty pounds. Either
he tenter was wrong and cheating the farm
er, or the scales were wrong and swindling
the customers. I either case a wrong,
gro ss and grievous, was being perpetrated.
knew of scores of cases where whe at was
taken to Hastings and Minneapolis and St
Paul, in which every time it was tested
tne results were different. I
went to the house should
think it his duty to vote for any measure
which would insure just weights and
William Grace followed on th same sub
ject. had been a farmer for fifteen years
and knew something about it and knew
the brass kettle fraud had not been at all
exaggerated. had sent wheat to Has
tings and to St Paul, and he had experienced
just what had been stated there to-night.
Every time his whe at was taken to the brass
kettle it was lound of different weigh t.
was not a speaker like the rest of the gen
tlemen who had addressed tu meeting, but
if they elected him he would do his best
in looking after their interests. Hon. E
Hy and thought one subject had been for
gotten, that of the railroad bonds, which
bankers and gambling speculators were an x
io us for the people to pay at 10 0 cen ts on
he dollar. These sharks prate as did Win
dom, of honor he did not think it was dis
honorable to refuse to pay what we never
owe d. These men wanted a dollar for what
co st them 1 5 or 2 0 cents, ands long as he
should be sent to the honse would vote
direct against that and any other Bteal.
Denis Ryan also addressed the
meeting when loud and prolonged calls were
made for Mr. Murray. Hon. W Murray
then stepped forward and delivered a telling
speec h. said more in ten minutes than
he bad ever done before in his life in the
same space of tim e, and ten times as much
as any ordinary man could do in doub le the
time. endorsed the whole ticket, and
hoped the Sixth ward would go solid on it
advocated Poehler against Strait
many grounds, even that of expediency.
Poehler would be i )dful of them at times
of appropriations. A levee would increase
he value of property in the Sixth ward, and
Poehler thinks it more deserving
of a appropriation than St Anthony's
Falls. also reminded them that they were
not only apart of Dakota county but had an
interest in Ramsey county and it was im
portant to tham who should be sheriff and
auditor and judge of probi for that coun
ty, and he asked a rousing vote for King,
Davis and O'Gorman. Sheriff King and
Auditor Lee Davis, both, on being vociffer
ously called for, briefly addressed the meet
ing. After which a motion to adjourn was
made. The meeting was enthusiastic in the
extreme and the several speakers were ap
plauded at every point ma\ cheered when
they took their seats.
Sales State Lands.
Returns of land sales were received at the
state auditor's office yesterday as follows:
Acres. Am't realized.
School lands...-..... 120 $ 600 00
Forfeited land resold 4 0
School lands 120
Forfeited laud resold 40
W M'LEQD cOTJKXr.
School land 48 0
Agricult'l Col. land. 1316.05
Internal impt. land. 246
School land 86 0
Agricult'l Col. lands. 402.26
Total.. Ti.:?:?/. 762.26
School lands 32 0
Forfeited land resold 4 0
3 ^WASECA COUNTY.
Forfeited land resold 120
Agricult'l Col. lands. 160
1 $2,040 00
3 720 00
Total 280 fl,520 U0
Benton and Olmsted counties report no sales.
P. T. Kavanagh, commission auctioneer,' will
sell a large stock of ready made clothing to-day
at No. 98 Jackson street. 'Vi?'"^Kj^f
ft. Jut Wri Strut.
We have just received the latest
importations in FaU and Winter
India Camels'-Hair Shawls.
India Dacca Shawls.
Bich Beaver and Velvet Shawls.
Persian Brocade Shawls.
Sicilian Wool Shawls.
Paisley Shawls, Long aud Square.
The Kashgar SshawL.
The largest and finest assortment in the State of
Middlesex and Bay State Long and Square Shawls.
ALL AT LOWEST PRICES
A full line of Cloaks of our own manufacture,
together witn an unsurpassed selection cf Berlin and
Paris garments, prices ranging from $4.00 to $100.00,
will ba open for inspection to-day.
3STo. 7 East Third Street.
We have devoted special attention to this depart
ment, and feel confident that our stock will be found
unexcellod in elegance of assortment, as it Is also
unrivalled In INTRINSIC CHEAPNESS.
We have opened this week, new
Cashmere des Indes.
Drap de Cyprus.
Clan Tartan Plaids.
Figured KaBhgar Suitluga.
And hundreds of other iutereating uovIU*i ia lew
and medium priced
Silkan Woo Mixed DressFabricsh
New Silk Fringes in all colors.
New Marabout Trimmings.
New Whalebone and Crimped Tape Fringes
1.. East Street
SUNDAY NIGHT, NOV. 3.
Mr. J. Eandall Brown will give one of his Sp ritual
Seances, and repeat the tests which has puzzled the
faculties of Yale and Harvard colleges, and tho
scientists of this century.
POSITIVELY ONE NIGHT.
One Price to all parts of the house, 25 cents, and
no reserved seats. Doors open at 7 p. M. 200
Kerr & Wilson,
-Attorneys at Law,
COR. THIRD AND ROBERT STREETS
HATS AKD CAPS.
The only extfuslvo
Hat anil Cap Estalsiineat in St, Paul.
BEST GOOD S AT LOWEST PRICES,
No trouble to show goods.
Ramaley & Frank,
OPPOSITE POST OFFICE.
Workingmen to the Front!
Old tart Honse, Mqji'g., Nov. i, at 7:30,
W 1 5
Win- I^at Key, Timothy
Beardon and others will address the meeting. Turn
out, boys, there is business ahead.
General Office, 2 East Third Street, St PauL
Branch Office, 39 East Third StMetStPanL
retributing Docks tDuJuth KdMilwaukee*
aw*& *4^c& -^Sa-iSJKi'^vesAitei I &
91 East TMrd Street,
Call attention to the following
Merino Underwear, &c:
Children's White Merino Vests and Pants,
good, heavy weight, 20, 25,30,35, 40 4 5 and
50c each, as to size.
Job Lot" of Boys' White Merino Shirto,
large frizes, 25c, worth 45o.
Line of Misses' and Boys' full regular
made Vests and PantsBoy Scarlet and
Shetland Vests and Pants, in best makes, at
very ow prizes.
Ladies' heavy White Merino Vests and
Pants, all sizes, 3 0 and 35 each.
Ladies' heavy, good White Merino Vesta
and Pants, 50c, reduced from 75c
Ladies' fine, half wo ol Vests and Pants,
6 5 and 85c, reduced from 90 and $1.20.
Ladies' Merino "Union Suits." cheap.
Ladies' SCARLET WOOL VESTS and
Ladies' full regular-made Vests and Pants
at $1.25 and upvery cheap.
Job lot" of Children's Union Suits,"
50 to 75 each.
Gents' White Merino Shirts and Drawers.
GOOD GOODS, 35, 45, 50 6 0 and 75o each.
W offer, to close, a lot of Gents' full
regular-made Shirts and Draweis from $1.25
p, VERY CHEAP.
Lot of Gents' extra largo size,'full regular
Shirts and Drawers at less than cost.
Gents' Fine White Shirts, custom-made,
A $1.50 offer Gent 's EXTRA FINE
Custom-made Shirts, guaranteed fully equal
to any Shi rt sold in this city, at one-third
O ur celebrated Uulaundried Shirts are
made Wamsutta Muslin, with heavy Linen
Fronts and Cuffs. Price, $1.00 each.
Boys' Cambric Shirts, 60c
Gents' Linen Collars, 1 0 and 15 each.
Gents' Linen Cuffs, 2 0 and 25 a pair.
Gents' Suspender s, 2 0 au 2o a pair.
Gents' Fine Suspenders, 35 60 GO and
75csame qualitiea Bold elsowhero at double
W shall offer various lines of goods from
day to day, at prices that cannot be matched
in any other establishment in the State.
O FRIDAY MORNING, Nov. 1st will
be offered 5 0 cases Fre3h Goods, just i"rom
New York Importer s' Auctions, at 50 on
91 East Third Street.
KLN1 very desirable suites of rooms,
or unfurnished, at 28 St. Peter street,
adjoining Wind nor hotel. House contains all the
modern conveniences, including bath-rooms, closete,
hot aud cold water, gas, &c. Tho location is th
most deiirabio in the city. Apply as above. 233
MtUEverybody to get their feathers and
mattresses renovated at the Spring Bed Fao
tory, 81 East 7th street. SHAFE11.
CHANCE-A careful driver,
to take care span of horses and see to fur
nace in private family, at 15 per month and board
cau find employment by calling to-day from 10 A
to 12 M., No. 2 Opera House. 28J
for general housework,
ences required8B College avenue.
competent servant girlGerman
preferred. Must come well recoinniendod"
ply at this office.
OIKAYED-A light colo.ed w:ld Montana uteer
kJ from Haukey's stock yards, Eoeabelle and Third
tfr^.* (streets A reward will be given for his return. 268
flgjr KkWAKDwillbopaidat this office for return
tP'J or information leding to reccvery of white
a iiU blue Italian greyhound pup, lost Monday morn
MEETINGS will be heldilun
SCANDINAVIAN MEETING S
ij Jackson's Musical Hall, on 7th street, St. Paul
Moatev. the 2ith, Wednesday, 30t
CAI.L -A.2rc SEEUS
h, and Nov. lsL
i/, at 8 cock, evenint's, precise, to which theU
bcandinavian countrymen and fellow citizens arc re
spectfully mv ted. Speeches will 0 rcade In the
Bwedo and Norweaian languages, relative to the
United States finances, to the present industrial sit
uatjonof our country also in relation^ the candi
dates nominated who shall represent the people iu
the legislative and county offices of Ramsey county,
after No/. 5th, 1878. Tfco bar of the aforesaid hall
will be closed from 7 to 10 o'clock evenings, but will
be open after 10 for social enjoyment. Strict order
will be preserved. THE COMMITTEE
E MIRCOAST TAILOR,
105 East Third Street
0ct -r 19. onee cow an.d
whit and red
Hi a white face. The calf ia about six months
old, and spotted, mostly white.
Will be sold at the north door of the Public Mar
ket, on Monday, tho 4th day of November, at 10
o'cloci of said day, if not sooner redeemed.
vvill open aa
M? ^ta and
Monday Evening, Nov. 4th.
Instruction given iu all tbe English branchen
g.ofc.keeping will be taught by a practical b?ok-
_For further Information address the principal, or
Mr. Homy Krogetad, No. 25 West Third street.
'Line Facial Co,
WHEEL PASSEMEE PACKET
st. Louis & Intermediate Po.iits,
Connscnng with all Hallroads tot the East acd Bouta
For full parttoalars Inquire of
JOHW BEANY, Agent, I^ee. St. PauL