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8T. PAUL. SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 1878.
THE eastern freight pool has been organ
ized on the basis of five years' continuance.
This will probably be a guarantee that it
will continue as many months. If it is of
longer duration, all past signs will be of no
THE resolutions of the New Orleans mer
chants, published yesterday, are an eloquent
tribute to the noble generosity of the people
of the North. Their declaration that, with
unaffected sincerity of gratefal hearts, no
difference of political creed can weaken and
no evils of designing politicians sever the
ties of brotherhood, one and indissoluble,
ought to put at rest the cavilings of those at
the North who still insist that the Southern
heart is at enmity with the Union.
THE "desperate battles" fought in Afghan
istan are lather tame affairs when compared
with the conflicts that took place during our
civil war. The great victory won by Gen.
Itoberts at Piewar cost the British force the
loss of but eighty men. Such engagements
in this country were scarcely mentioned. A
conflict was not regarded as a battle in which
the loss on one Bide or the other did not run
up to among the hundreds and sometimes a
simple skirmish would cost the armies en
gaged around thousand men. But they do
things differently over there. They are more
careful of human life, and do most of their
fighting with the artillery.
THE proposal of the House to reduce the
compensation of our foreign ministers will
not be apt to find favor in the sight of the
Senate. That bodyand in fact a large
part of the people of the whole countryare
great sticklors for maintaining the dignity of
our representatives abroad. It is perhaps a
pardonable pride. If we compare the com
pensation our ministers receive with that of
ministers of similar rank from other
countries, it will not appear that the pay of
American ministers is excessive. Still, their
establishments might be maintained at a less
cost, and as to the expediency of reducing it,
Congress must be the judge.
COBBIN, the awful brother-in-law of TJ. S.
Grant, is apparently fond of being interview
ed. When a correspondent visits him he
generally tells him all he knows, and a little
more besides. In his latest interview, pub
lished in yesterday's GLOBE, he gives voice to
the very sensible opinion that Grant in the
White House is not necessary to the salva
tion of the country. He thinks there are
many other men, both Republicans and
Democrats, who could as effectually serve
the people and as wisely administer the
affairs of government as could the man on
horseback. Corbin, notwithstanding his
relationship, still retains a few grains of
PATTEBSONthere is only one Patterson,
thank heaven, of the kindis of the opinion
that the Republicans might have carried
South Carolina at the recent election had
they been supported by federal bayonets.
We have not a doubt of it. Experience
shows that with the aid of bayonets the Re
publican party can disfranchise all the in
telligent voters of an entire State. But that
does not prove that the employment of bay
onets is right. It simply proves that people
will endure oppression rather than sacrifice
their lives or their liberty. Patterson's plan
will never become popular, even if it prom
ises success, for the era of intimidation of
voters, either North or South, is about over.
BEACONSFIELD'S prediction in the House
of Lords on Thursday night that the island
of Cyprus would soon be recognized as one
of the most influential positions in the
British dominions, is in a fair way of being
verified. Advices from the island show that
every enterprise has been wonderfully stimu
lated since the British occupation, and much
of the surplus capital of England is finding
employment there in developing the in
dastries of the territory. The people are
pleased with the change in their allegiance,
and are going to work with aright good will
to assist in the improvement of their con
dition. Two centuries of Turkish domina
tion has done much to repress ambition and
destroy manhood, but the larger freedom
now vouchsafed them will no doubt bear
IT is not often that a Minneapolis news
paper has a spasm of sense. It is more
noticeable withal that Dave Blakely's paper
should have such a spasm. The article
which we quote from last night's Tribune is,
therefore a matter of surprise. It admits,
what everyone outside of Minneapolis has
always recognized, that that city is simply a
large manuiacturingcenter, and beyond that
cannot go. The Tribune candidly
admits that -the large cities of
the world combine commerce and
manufactures, as in St. Paul, and that man
ufacturing cities cut comparatively a small
figure before the public. This is the true
position of Minneapolis and her oiti^ena
would have been wise if they had accepted
their manifest destiny years ago, and saved
the money which they have hopelessly
squandered in grasping for what will always
remain beyond their reach. It is better,
even at this late day, for Minneapolis to un
derstand that while she may be the Lowell,
St. Paul will be the New York of the New
Northwest. St. Paul is already the terminal
point of twelve railroads, two of them
Pacific lines, and more in prospect.
That settles the question of commercial
Gov. PILLSBUBT is evidently very forget
ful. He has apparently forgotten all about
the fact that a legislative committee has
made a report to him uoon the insane asy
lum. He seems to have forgotten that the
report proved either careless or dishonest
management on the part of the
Trustees, and recommended their re
moval. He seems to have forgotten
that Treasurer Kerr was found to
be "short" some $4,000 in his accounts.
He seems to have forgotten that a brutal
keeper named Betts killed a patient by jam
ming a wooden plug down his throat and
pouring hot soup into his mouth until he
strangled to death. We suppose the Gov
ernor is so engrossed in his private business
that he has forgotten all this, for he allows
all of the guilty parties to continue in their
positions of trust.
THE remarks of Earl Granville in the
House of Lords on Thursday evening ex
hibit a degree of patriotism which, unfortu
nately, partisans on this side of the Atlantic
can hardly appreciate. After criticising se
verely the policy of the government in un
dertaking the Anglo-Afghan war, the earl
However unnecessary the war may have been,
however much -we may be convinced that you
have completely played into the hands of oar
great rival, we urge this house to co-operate in
the strongest manner with the house of com
mons to make most ample provision for the
sake of our gallant troops.
This is the spirit that dominates the Brit
ish nation, from the humblest Bubjeot to the
most distinguished peer. If an enterprise is
once undertaken, there is a determination to
carry it through, no matter what the cost.
With such whole-souled patriotism, that
sinks partisanship into insignificance, it is
no wonder that Great Britain moves forward
conquering and to conquer. Would that
America possessed some of the same im
THE PACIFIC RAILROADS.
There is a very evident purpose on the
part of the advocates of the Texas Pacific
railroad subsidy to use the proposition to ex
tend the time for the completion of the
Northern Pacific to assist in securing the pas
sage of that bill. This purpose was made
manifest at the subsidy convention held in
Chicago last month, and is again made prom
inent in the resolutions adopted by the New
Orleans commercial convention, in session
at the present time. Appreciating the rea
sonableness of the request of the Northern
Pacific company, and the fact that Congress
cannot in fairness refuse to grant it, the
friends of the Texas Pacific measure propose
to strengthen their own cause by combining
This endeavor is unfair, and decidedly
prejudicial to the public interests. There is
no similarity whatever between the two
measures, and they should not be joined to
gether either in Congress or in public dis
cussion. The Northern Pacific does not ask
that a subsidy be granted it. It simply asks
that, in view of the interruption of business
and the interference with railroad construc
tion caused by the panic of 1873, the time
for the completion of the road to the Pacific
be extended for a few years, that it may be
able to claim the land grant originally al
lowed to the enterprise. It does not ask a
guarantee of its bonds or the interest there
on. Its managers are willing to construct
the road without other government aid than
the share of wild lands heretofore granted to
it. The Texas Pacific, on the other hand,
asks an immense subsidy, consisting not only
of a large land grant, but a government
guarantee of the interest on whatever
bonds it may choose to i3sue. The
lowest amount for which the govern
ment will be held responsible under
the bill now before Congress is two millions
of dollars annually in cash. Congress
is in a measure pledged to refuse such sub
sidies, and we are firmly of the belief that
the public at large will not approve of such
a use of the public moneys.
It is a matter of certainty that the very
reasonable request of the Northern Pacific
railroad will be granted, provided the bill for
that purpose is not laden with an obnoxious
"rider." The Texas Pacific people perceive
this, and propose to take advantage of the
situation by making a rider of their scheme,
hoping to secure its passage by that means
or to defeat both measures. They will re
refuse to vote for the extension of time to
the Northern Pacific, unless the friends of
that route vote for the subsidy to tho Texas
Pacific, and by this means hope to carry
their point. This will, it is hoped, defeat
both measures, and the country will suffer
There is, to our mind, no sense in com
bining the two enterprises. They are en
tirely distinct from each other, not a single
point of similarity being apparent. It is for
the advantage of the whole northwest that
the Northern Pacific railroad be completed
at as early a day as possible. It has been
found to be a practical route to the Pacific,
traversing a country unequalled on the con
tinent in agricultural and mineral wealth.
The cost of its construction is not great, and
when completed it will be comparatively un
obstructed the year around. It traverses no
mountain passes in which the snows of
winter are likely to accumulate and cause an
interruption of traffic, and almost from the
day of its completion it will be a profitable
investment. Such is not the case with the
Texas Pacific. Between its two termini the
traffic will be large, but it passes through
hundreds of miles of arid waste which can
never be developed into a country habitable
by civilized man. It will be many
years before it can be made
profitable, and in the meantime the people
of the whole country ,wUl be taxed to pay the
interest on its bonds. It will cost the coun
try nothing to grant the request of the
Northern Pacific company Tom Scott's
scheme will involve us in endless expense.
The Northern Pacific is a great public en
terprise, nearly half completed the Texas
Paoific is a private speculation, sectional in
its character and promising no public bene
fit. One is demanded by a large section of
the country, well settled by industrious, fru
gal people, farmers, herdsmen and miners
the other Is merelydesigned fa build up a
new commercial city on the Pacific and to
afford a means for a future attempt to wrest
from Mexico apart of her domain. We sin
cerely trust that the two measures will be
kept separate and distinct from each other.
One ought not to be allowed to prejudice
the other. The interests of the whole peo
ple will not permit of such a course.
THE GERMAN EMPIRE.
After a retirement covering several months,
the Emperor William, of Germany, has re
sumed the throne. The wounds he received
at the hands of his would-be assassin, Nobil
ing, incapacitated him from the active duties
of the throne, and, appointing his son, the
crown prince, as regent, ha placed himself
under the care of his physicians, devoting
his entire attention to building up his physi
cal system. He has so far recovered as to
regard himself as capable of performing the
duties of his position, and on Thursday,
with great pomp and circumstance, he re
turned to the capital and formally resumed
the reins of government. His reception
was a remarkable one, indicative at once of
the loyalty of the mass of the people and
apprehension of the results on the part of
the government. While the trade societies
paraded and gave every outward manifesta
tion of their loyalty, the emperor was hedged
about on every side with armed men to pro
tect him from the missile of some hidden
assassin, while six companies of every regi
ment at the capital were under arms all day
and evening, ready at a moment's warning to
march forth to suppress apprehended riots.
These facts show, with great force, the
condition of the German empire. The mass
of the people profess to be loyal to the
throne and the person of the emperor, yet
neither th9 emperor nor hi3 ministers have
any confidence in these professions. A
feeling of deep unrest pervades every
stratum of society. The rulers know that
the people are loyal only because they are
compelled to be loyal, and they dread tho
time when the populace, shaking off their
fetters, shall rise in their might and over
throw the existing order of things. They
know that such an event is merely a matter
of timethat it is as inevitable as fate. Tho
repressive measures they are now employing
are designed to ward off the impending
blow, not to cure the evils that have caused
the dissatisfaction and moral revolt. Por,
disguise it as we may, the German people
are substantially and morally in revolt
against their rulers, and are only deterred
from overt acts by a wholesome fear of the
military power, which is the creature of the
In no other country in Christendom would
the return of the sovereign to the throne
have been greeted by other than the most
ardent tokens of loyalty. To keep an armed
force ready to suppress apprehended riot or
outbreak would be regarded as a deliberate
insult to the loyal sentiment of the people.
For, no matter how a people regard their
king, the fact that he has escaped a great
danger and comes once more among them,
awakens, even in the hearts of his enemies,
a degree of enthusiasm and admiration tuat,
for the time at least, obliterates all animosi
ties and re-kindles the fires of patriotism.
With the Emperor of Germany the case
seems to have been different. However
harmless and beneficent he may personally
be regarded, there is a conviction among the
people that he has permitted hi3 despotic
chancellor to trample upon the rights of hia
subjects and overturn the theories of person
al liberty upon which the confederation was
founded. The emperor is therefore vicarious
ly held responsible for all the woes of the
country, and perhaps justly so. It is not sur
prising, therefore, that the apparent joy of the
inhabitants at the emperor's return should be
viewed with suspicion by the authori
ties, and that precautions against out
break should be taken for the ministers,
through the agency of the secret police
of Berlin, have been able to keep
well informed of the current of popular
opinion. The fact, nevertheless, shows that
there is not among I he German people that
loyalty to the throne which is the only guar
antee of permanency in any government.
It shows that only the opportunity is want
ing to induce the people to arise and cast off
the chains of despotism with which they
have so long been bound and establish on
the ruins of the monarchy a republic that
will be strong in the liberty that it accords
to the citizens, strong in the fraternity of
one homogeneous people, strong in de
votion to th8 fatherland. All signs now
point in that direction, and before the pres
ent decade shall have passed away we look
for the overthrow of the German dynasty
and the formation of a government which
shall represent the innate principle of man's
right to govern himself, and to enjoy the
blessings of civil and religious liberty.
Peo})le In Neiv York Laughing at the Idea
of Cornering tJie Wlieat Crop.
|New York Special (Dec. 4) to Chicago Tribune.]
The Times says the story about James R.
Keene and Rmus Hatch going to Chicago
with $1,500,000 to "corner" wheat, is atopic
of much merriment on the Produce Ex
change. With the enormous crop harvested
Ihis year, and the immense quantities con
stantly arriving, it is regarded as an utter
impossibility for any man or men to success
fully get up a corner in grain. Dealers say
their Chicago conferres can furnish Keene
and his associates with all the wheat they
can pay for with cash, or as much borrowed
money as they can raise, and legitimate trade
will not be disarranged to an appreciable
extent. A temporary embarrassment
in special grades at special
times may be caused, but only
speculators who may be short of the market
will be hurt, and nobody cares whether they
are or not. The truth is that Keene & Co.
went heavily into an attempt to bull the
market on winter wheat, particularly No. 2
red for November delivery, but the newspa
pers exposed their game before they had an
opportunity to unload, and they have now
on hand about a3 much of that kind of
wheat as they can manage. The present
pui chases of spring wheat are for the pur
pose of renewing the attempt to raise prices
on that kind, which is coming into market,
and thus afford the gamblers an opportunity
of slipping out of the trap they set for them
selves without too much loss. It is a desper
ate game, and the chances are all against its
As Frederick Luttjohn, who lives near
Faribault, was going home at night, having
his wife and one of his children
in the wagon, three masked men
came out of the brush, stopped his
team and demanded his money with hor
rible oaths and a show of revolvers. The
villains went through his pockets, but find
ing no money, permitted him to go, theaten
ing to kill him if he gave information of
the affair. On the same evening, one hour
later, no doubt the same three highwaymen
stopped the team of George Sexton and
jobbed him, as already reoguuted in these
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, 1878.
FUN FOR THE LAWYEES.
The Coming Term of the United States
CourtAn Advance Copy of the Calendar
Furnished by the "Globe."
The United States circuit court convenes
next Monday. Judges Dillon and Nelson
will preside. At least Judge Dillon is ex
pected here, and nothing to the contrary has
been received. The business prepared for
the courtis not in excess of other terms, but
is still sufficient to keep both court and at
torneys employed for some time. The clerk
of the court has been engaged for
several days in making up the
calendar for the term. It includes fifty-one
law cases two criminal three appealed cases
and thirty-five equity cases a total of 101
cases. The GLOBE takes occasion to furnish
all these cases by title, court and docket
number in advance, so that the bar can have
the leisure of Sunday to contemplate the ex
tent of work before them for the coming
1. Joseph R. Payson, assignee, etc.,
F. Crowell. A 608. Subscription to stock.
2. Lewis Gneser et al., vs. The Milwaukee
& St. Paul Railroad company. 63. Unlaw
3. Donald J. Cameron et al., vs. Clark W.
Thompson efc al. A 587. Breach of contract.
Referred to Geo. L. Otis, Esq.
4. Wm. W. Cargill vs. The Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railroad company. Impleaded, etc.
99. To recover excessive charges.
5. Wm. W. Cargill et al., vs. The Milwaukee
& St. Paul Railroad company. Impleaded, etc.
98. To recover excessive charges.
6. John N. Hutchinson vs. Charles B. New
combe et al. Assumpsit. B115. Referred to
clerk to take testimony, etc.
7. Josiah C. Mooar vs. George W. Nesbit.
8. Newton Bradley, assignee, etc., The
Merchants National Bank of St. Paul. 203.
To recover property conveyed in fraud of bank
rupt act. Referred to Wm. Barrett, Esq.
9. The United States vs. Geo. F. Potter et
al. 199. Stut on official bond.
10. Samuel M. Barker vs. Frank L. John
sou et al. 266. Bait on foreign adgment.
Jury trial waived. Stipulation to try before
11. Patrick Lynch, receiver, etc., vs Chaun
cey Butler et al. 277. Suit on contract.
12. James H. Stewart vs. Simeon P. JWhit
ing. 256. Ejectment. Judgment for plain
tiff. Motion for new trial pending.
13. S. Y. Hyde, et al., vs. G. G. Young et
al. B289. Trover.
14. Maiy A. Byrne, et al., vs. Henry E.
Seelye. 278. Ejectment.
15. Marv A. Byrne, et al., vs. Daniel Stew
art. 279. Ejectment.
16. Benjamin F. Paul vs. Le3ter T. Hulbert,
et al. 316. Breach of contract.
17. Anna E. Findley vs. The Phoenic Insur
ance company. 374. Contract of insurance.
18. Henry C. Judd, et al., vs. Otto Sontag,
et al. 356. Suit by commission merchant to
19. Hoiace B. CUfiin, et al., vs. The Mer
cantile Insurance company, of Cleveland, Ohio.
401. Contract of insuranceverdict for de
fendantmotion for new trial.
20. Horace B. Claflin, et al., vs. The North
western National Insurance company, of Mil
waukee, Wis. 402. Contract of insurance.
21. Horace B. Claflin, et al., vs. The Com
monwealth Insurance company, of Boston,
Mass. 403. Contract of insurance.
22. Horace B. Claflin, et al., vs. The Frank
lin Insurance company, of St. Louis, Mo.
404. Contract of insuiance.
23. Horace B. Claflin, et al., vs. The Western
Assurance company, of Toronto, Canada.
405. Contract of insurance.
24. The United States vs. Benjamin Soule.
25. Canute A. Brown vs. Francis W. Knapp.
26. Sarah Garrett vs. Martin Delaney.
409. Malicious prosecution.
27. John S. Kennedy etal. vs. The First Di
vision of the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Com
pany. 410. Snit on couponB.
28. The Davis Sewing Machine Company vs.
Charles F. Young. 411. Referred to Geo.
L. Otis, Esq.
29. Charles Cooper ct al. vs. Farmers' Mill
Company of Swede Grove. 414. Suit on
30. Geo. W. Chapman vs. Geo. D. Snow,
Executor, etc. A 307. Motion for substitution
31. James Boyer vs. Jerome I. Case et al.
417. Contiact of warranty.
32. Ashbel H. Barney ys. Thomas McOuatt.
264. Ejectment. For second trial under
33A. AlbertjScheffer et al., Executors, vs. The
National Life Insurance Company of the
United States. 302. Under advisement on
motion to remand.
83. Ole A. Indsith vs. Joshua C. Pierce et al.
419. Suit on bill of exchange.
34. Florence A. Seamans vs. The North
western Mutual Life Insurance Company.
420. Contract of insurance.
35. Christian Abresch vs. the North British
Mercantile Insurance Company. 418. Con
tract of insurance.
36. The United States vs. George F. Potter,
D. Morrison et al. 200. Suit on official bond.
37. M. L. Leopold et al. vs. Albert A. Clif
ford. 297. Assumpsit.
Moses Booth vs. Timothy J. Saeehan.
Alexander Mitchell vs. The City of Wi
423 Suit on coupons.
Russell Sage vs. The City of Winona.
Suit on coupons.
Wm. H. Pringle et al. vs. Edward N,
Saunders. 427. Suit on contract
42. Jacob A. Henry vs. The Town of Red
Rock. 373. Suit on coupons.
43. Sarah Garrett vs. Robert Manheimer et
al. 372. Malicious prosecution.
44. William L. Hall vs. Patrick H. Kelly et
al. 421. Assumpsit.
4"). Channing Seabury, assignee, etc., vs.
John Tenney et al. 434.
46. Tyler Pierce vs. The Board of Educa
tion of Detroit. 435. Suit on bonds and
47. Margaret Davy et al., by guardian, vs.
Tne Glens Falls Insurance Company. 484.
(No return from State court.)
48. William G. Foster vs. Charles W. Far
rington et al. 478. Removed from State
49. Edward Ingham vs. The Connecticut
Fire Insurance company. 481. On policy
50. James Sinclair, administrator, etc., vs.
The Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance company.
431. Motion to strike out demurrer as friv
51. The Viitor sewing machine company
vs. Frederick litis et al. 433. Demurrer to
51A. The United States vs. Benjamin Soule.
Cutting timber on government lands.
52. The United States vs. Fred E Barrows,
et al. Cutting timber on government lands.
53. Cornolius McCabe, assignee, vs. Paul
54. The United States vs. 43 gallons of
whiskey, 34 fox pelts and other property. Ber
nard Larivierre and Clonis Guerrin, claimants.
54A. James N. Granger, assignee, etc., re
spondent, vs. Norman B. Howard, applicant.
55. Louis Grieser et al, vs.Charles Mcllrath,
receiver, etc. A 303. Reference to George B.
56. John S. Kennedy et al, vs. the Northern
Pacific railroad company et al. A 284, De
murrer to amended bill. Order to show cause,
57. Edwin M. Lewis, trustee, vs. Mary
Sargent et al. A 391. Reference to master
to state account.
58. Newton Bradley, assignee, vs the First
National bank of St. Paul. A 389.
59. Susan Hamilton vs. the Pine City Lum
ber Co. A 486. Patent.
60. The Northern Pacific railroad company
vs. the St. Paul & Pacific railroad company.
A 349. For hearing on pleadings and proofs.
61. Hamilton Coleman vs. Sylvester Smith
et al. A 517. Foreclosurefor hearing on
pleadings and proofs.
62. Mark E. Reeves vs. Thomas Vinacke et al
A 550. Reformation of mortgage and fore
closure, submitted under advisement.
63. The Goodyear Dental Vulcanite Co. vs.
Geo. H. Cale. A 569. Patent.
64. The Goodyear Dental Vulcanite Co. vs.
Alfred B. Chapin. A .568. Patent.
65. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Co. vs. George A. Braskett et al. A 573. Fore
closurefor hearing on pleadings and proofs.
66. Albert T, Stearns vs. William H. Sfudd
et al. A 584. PatentDemurrer to bill over
ruled with leave to answerno answer filed.
67. William H. Jacobs vs. Ernst Flecken
stein et al. A 581. Foreclosurefor settle
ment and entry of decree.
68. Charles D. Nash vs. Oliver Dalrymple et
ah A 604. Foreclosurefor hearing on plead
ings and stipulation.
69. Charles D. Nash vs. Oliver Dalrympale
et al. A 605. Foreclosurefor hearing on
pleadings and stipulation.
70. Lester T. Hulbet et aL vs. Benjamin F.
Paul and wife. A 519. For specific perform
71. The American Middlings Purifier com
pany vs. John A. Christian et al. A 537. In
fringement of patent.
72. Theodore Heeae et al. vs. Joseph Lick.
A 585. For hearing on plea to jurisdiction.
73. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insu
rance company vs. Peter Erpelding et al. A
74. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insu
rence company vs. Joshua Spencer et aL A 597.
75. Samuel A. Beecher vs. Alcius T. Smith.
A 598. Infringement of patentdefault.
76. Henry W. King et al. vs. David E. Mills
et al. A 592. For hearing on pleadings and
77. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insur
ance company vs. Gustav Williams et al. A
78. Francis W. Knapp vs. Canute A. Brown
et al. Suit to quit titleissue of fact.
79. The New York Life Insurance company
vs. Edson C. Bangs et al. A 572. For hear
ing on pleadings and proof P.
80. Jonathan Edwards, trustee, vs. Geo. A.
Savory et al. A 600. Foreclosuredefault.
81. Louis Fitzgerald et al. vs. Martin
Delaney et al. A 610. Foreclosuredefault.
82. Jonathan Edwards, trustee, vs. Geo.
Newman, administrator, et al. A 611. Fore
83. Daniel B. Loomis, assignee, etc., vs. Ed
ward W. Durant et al. A. 609. Demurrer to
84. E. C. Nettleson vs. Benneville Mosier et
al. A 613. Demurrer to bill.
85. The City of Winona vs. Alexander
Mitchell. A 638. Demurrer to bill.
86. The City of Winona vs. Russell Sage. A
639. Demurrer to bill.
87. Marcus A. Fulton et al. vs. C. D.
O'Brien, assignee, etc. 5.
88. The Davis Sewing Machine Company, of
Watertown, N. Y., vs. John W. Mann et al. 0 9.
(No return from State court.)
89. John Freeman vs. Martin Finch et al.
A 586. Removed from State court.
The above is the complete calendar, and is
furnished in advance by the GLO BE exclu
THROWS THE SPONGE.
Minneapolis Sees Her Manifest Destiny
and Acknowledges the Corn.
[Minneapolis Tribune, Dec. 6th. 1
Did it ever occur to those of our citizens
who believe in a great future for Minneap
olis, that no purely manufacturing city
ever attained to the dignity of a metropo
lis There are plenty of cities whose early
growth has been phenomenal but unless
they were blessed with something beside a
great water power and abundant manufac
turing facilities, they have stopped Bhort of
any degree of greatness, and finally cut
only insignificant figures in their struggle
for supremacy. What are now, for instance,
the Lowells, the Manchesters. the Law
rences, and tho hundred other manufac
turing citie3 iu the country which
sprung up almost in a day, but which never
attained a population of more than 30,000
souls? The answer is plain, and the expla
nation easy. These cities are not* railroad
centers, and hence have no facilities for se
curing commercial supremacy, and no city
without railroads radiating into the sur
rounding country in all directions, can or
ever did achieve commercial supremacy.
Without these commercial advantages, allied
to manufacturing facilities, no manufactur
ing city was ever known to become a
metropolis. This is a fact without ex
ception in the history of cities, either in this
country or in Europe. All great cities have
great commercial and manufacturing inter
ests allied. Let our readers get down their
maps or their encyclopaedias, and they will
find this a fact without exception. The New
Vorks, Chicagos, St. Louises, Philadelphias
and Baltimores of this country, and the
great cities ot the old world, are both com
mercial and manufacturing centers.
The question for thinking citizens of Min
neapolis to answer, then, is this: Ha3 Min
neapolis sufficient facilities for transporta
tion into and out of her borders to give
her the advantage required to make her
that necessary desideratum of all great
citiesa commercial center? That ques
tion can be answered without a thought by
every citizen amongst us. She has5"
enough out of her borders, but not enough
into them. She is the actual terminus of
two south and east roads, but of no north,
west, northwest or northeast roads. This
being so, is it not plain that these inlets
must be secureJ, in order to enable Minne
apolis to maintain the supremacy she has
achieved? Are these facilities not necessary
to make Minneapolis a commercial center?
Without becoming a commercial center, can
she hope to become a great metropolis?
Certainly not, unless she expects to prove
herself an exception to the rule that prevails
and has prevailed in the case of great cities
ever since the world begun.
Oconto county has levied a county tax of
A walking match between the fat
men of Racine is being arrainged.
Rockwell Jackson, of Geneva township,
has had an arm broken by the kick of a
The inmates of the Oshkosh insane asylum
were treated to a sumptuous thanksgiving
Deaths in Milwaukee during the month of
November numbered 139. Daring the same
month in 1877, there were 168 deaths.
It is thought to be something that a
schooner took on a cargo of wheat at Mil
waukee and cleared for Buffalo Dec. 1.
The superintendent of the Fond du Lac
county school system has examined 532 per
sons during the present year, of whom 254
were given teacher's certificates.
A year ago last November there were 112
cases of small pox in Milwaukee. Not a
sigle case exhiste there now. It took two
years to get rid of the disease.
A pet fish is the novelty of a Madison fam
ily. It will come up from the bottom of the
acquarium in answer to its name being
called and perform several tricks.
Knapp, Stout & Co., have purchased fifty
three mules for use in hauling logs in Me
nominee. Wisconsin, pineries. They be
lieve them to be superior to oxen or horses
for that purpose.
Diphtheria is prevailing to an alarming
extent in Delevon. Adults as well as chil
dren are attacked. The oldest son of L. M.
Nourse, aged 22 years, died and was buried
at 11 o'clock at night. This family is sadly
afflicted, having lost their oldest daughter
about one week ago with the same disease,
and having now two other children seriously
sick with it.
Racine seems at present to be given to
feats of pedestrianism, professional and
amateur. Three or four walking matches
have taken place there lately, and excite
ment ran high, and the gage of battle has
been thrown down for other times. The
fastest walking was that of Smith, "the
champion of the world." He made 14 miles
in 1 hour, 57 minutes and 30 seconds.
In the city of Milwaukee the agents of
real estate owners are hopeful of a more ac
tive season than the past. In fact, they de
clare that there has already set in a tide that
promises well, and that men who would not
listen to them months ago now lend an at
tentive ear. The lists of transfers publish
ed from day to day indicate a livelier interest
in the acquisition of homes, by the rnulfttude
of hom,ele8s one s,
GIVE HIM A CHANCE.
Pursuing a Man on Political Grounds who
is the Evident Victim of a Conspiracy.
To the Editor of the Globe.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 27, 1878.More than
fourteen years ago a farmer living in Richfield
township, Hennepin county, Minnesota, of the
name of E. A. Hodsdon, was tried and convict
ed of the shameful crime of incest with his own
daughter. The circumstances, briefly stated,
were as follows:
Hodsdon and his wife lived unhappily to
gether Bhe, justly or otherwise, was jealous
of his relations with other women. His daugh
ter, Romenia, aged sixteen years, had a love
affair with a young man Hodsdon interfered
and separated the lovers. There w=.s "bad
blood" in the household. Hodsdon asserts
that his wife and daughter conspired to ruin
him. He was arrested on the charge (of incest.
Before the trial came on Mrs. Hodsdon recant
ed and declared that her testimony was false
and her husband innocent. Then Romenia,
held in Minneapolis as a prosecuting witness,
escaped from the officers who had her in charge,
fled home to her father, confessed that she had
sworn falsely against him and wrote a letter to
the district attorney to withdraw the charge.
She also made a similar confession to the fore
man of the grand jury. She was recaptured by
the officers of the law, and threatened with an in
dictment for perjury unless she renewed her
complaint. She did so. The case came to
trial, the jury were out twenty-four hours,
failed to agree and were discharged. Another
trial was subsequently had. Mrs. Hodsdon
testified that the charge was without founda
tion the recantations of Romenia were also
proved. The jury were out forty-eight hours
then came into court and asked to be dis
charged, stating that they could not agree. It
is asserted that the judge told them that they
must agree, that he would keep them locked up
for three weeks until they did agree! The jury
the same day convicted Hodsdon he was sen
tenced to two years imprisonment in the State
prison, and served out his term.
Subsequently, on the oth of March, 1875, a
bill was passed by the State legislature, restor
ing to him-t his rights of citizenship. This bill
was passed in the belief that Hodsdon was in
nocent of the charge preferred against him. It
was claimed by some that religious bigotry
Hodsdon having been a Universalist preacher
had a good deal to do with his prosecution and
conviction. Be that as it may, it is conceded
that Hodsdon had borne a good character pre
vious to the time when the terrible charge of
incest was Spreferred against him. After his
discharge from prison, in 1866, Hodsdon re
turned to his farm and ever since has lived
quietly at home with his wife and family his
daughter Romenia being also a member of the
household and there peihaps he would have
been permitted to live and die unnoticed the
dark chapter in his history forgotten, or re
membered only to be covered by the mantle of
Christian charity but that unfortunately for
him he is a man of education and an eloquent
public speaker. He became some time since a
member of the Labor Union of Minneapolis,
and his ability soon made him conspicuous.
In the fierce political battle which culminated
in the recent Congressional election, Mi. Hods
don was called upon to speak in various places
and did so with great ability, takiug the side
of the Greenback-Democratic ticket and repre
sentingthc cause of the workingmen.
He waB doing such effective work that it was
decided that he must be crushed, and '"Bill
King," whose own career should have taught him
the broadest charity, opened upon him in the
columns of the Pioneer ZVcss a perfect torrent
of abuse, reviving the old scandal in its darkest
and most malignant coloimg, and covering
him all over with infamy. Nothing was said of
the confessions made by Hodsdon's wife and
daughter that the charge was false nothing
was said of the action of the legislature, noth
ing was said of Hodsdon's career as a worthy
citizen prior and subsequent to his trial.
The blow produced the desired effect. It
crushedIHodsdon for the time it blackened
the cause he had espoused and it gave hun
dreds of votes to the Republican ticket.
It was a shameless piece of political cruelty
If Hodsdon had been supporting Washburn
and the other plunderers of the people, the
Pioneer Press would have declared him an in
nocent and maligned man, an orator, a scholar
and a statesman. He is trampled under foot
simply because he took the side of the people.
No man can read the history of this case with
out arriving at the conclusion that the evidence
on which he was convicted was insufficient and
contradictorv, and of such a character as to
lea\e upon the mind the gravest doubts as to
the guilt of the accused. For my part I be
lieve him to have been an innocent man. a
long-suffering, cruelly persecuted man, and as
such every honorable man in Hennepin county,
and in the whole State, should take him by the
hand and |encourage him in pursuing a life
of honest industry. And if he has ability and
capacity to be useful to his fellow men he
should be encouraged to use those gifts, with
out having an infamous character like Bill
King drive him into the pit of despair.
A Lively Row Between a Catholic Priest
and a Parishioner.
A curious case of intolerance has r%cently oc
curred at Waterville, Me. An Irish lad named
Gallagher died, and his parents decided to bury
him in a Protestant cemetery. This was con
sidered a violation of the church rules by the
priest, Rev. Father Halde, who publicly cau
tioned his people in church not to attend the
funeral. This aroused James Cavanaugh, who
talked right out in meeting, saying that he
should go to the funeral, and that he consider
ed it no disgrace to do so. His pastor then
told him to shut his mouth and leave the
church, which he refused to do, and a lively
colloquy followed. Quiet was fanally restored
and the service proceeded, but the next day
Father Halde complained of his parishioner for
disturbing a religious meeting, and the case
was heard, both parties appearing as their own
counsel. Cavanaugh said that he had been
driven to protest against the priest's oppres
sion in exacting money from poor parishioners
but that the trouble about young Gallagher's
burial arose from Halde's refusal to visit the
dying boy without being paid money, and his
heartless words, "Your boy may die like a dog,"
when he didn't get hit tee and. that when the
youth's sister begged to have some religious
service over his body at the church, she was
turned away with the assurance that her broth
er was in hell. Cavanaugh said this was only
an instance of the priest's oppression, and he
had borne it as long as he could. Priest Halde
said that he had acted in the Gallagher case as
the bishop had directed him he assessed his
people, who were generally poor, fifty cents
apiece a month for his support, and, if this was
not paid, he did not consider himself under any
obligation to minister t them in sickness or to
attend their funerals. After considering the
matter for several days, the justice fined Cavan
augh one cent, but he appealed.
THE ELECTRIC LIGHT.
How It Is Used in the "London Times"
The state of expectation in which the public
mind allows itself to be held with reference to
the so-called "divisibility" of the electric light
by Mr. Edison is somewhat surprising, seeing
that all the time this divisibility is a fait ac
compli in England, and may be witnessed and
tested any night of the week at the Times print
ing office. Armed with an order for this pur
pose I went there the other evening, and this
is what I saw.From eras light we merged sud
denly into what seemed a flood of daylight,
which came from six small lamps placed at
intervals round a large room, in which com
positors and others were busy at work. These
lamps were suspended so as to be raised and
lowered at will. I compliance with the wish
of one of the gentlemen present one of these
lights, selected at haphazard, was turned out
by means of a tap, and it remained out with
out the slightest perceptible increase in the
volume of light in the other lamps. Then an
other light at a distance was treated in a simi
lar manner and with a like result. These two
were then relit by a turn of the tap the reverse
way and turned on full power. Then one was
slightly "lowered" so as to give about a third
of its full light, as with ordinary gas. In short,
we found there a useful and agreeable light,
which can be moderated and arrnged to suit all
circumstances. This is the Rapieff light. I am
no electrician, and shall not attempt to give a
technical description of the apparatus employ
ed, but it seemed to possess great simplicity.
M. Rapieff says he can burn ten lights in one
circuit that his carbons will burn for ten hours
that they can bo easily renewed, and without
extinguishing the lights. He further estimates
its1 comparative cost with gas as less than a
third. His statements may be taken for what
they are worth but, judging from what I ac
tually saw in the T't/ies office, I should say the
soonor gas shareholders begin to "hedge'' by
investing in electric light shares the better.
Moorish women wear engagement rings in
Indiana is shipping a large number of horses
to the South.
Playing football by electric lights ia all the
rage in England.
It is said that milk will effectually disguise
the taste of quinine.
British pigs are slaughtered after twenty
four hours ot fasting.
A new bird of Paradise has been found on the
west coast of New Guinea.
Eleven million white fish eggs are stacked
away in Michigan's State hatchery.
English counterfeiters have of late turned
their attention to Russian bank notes.
A Harden county, Ohio, farmer, otherwise
well, has been struck deaf and dumb.
The export of prepared caviare from this
country is now considerable, nd is fast grow
Lacrosse has had a brilliant introduction at
Baltimore under the auspices of the Athletic
Secretary McCreary's eldest daughter wil?
make her debut in Washington society this
A story comes from Paris that King Alfonsa
will ask the hand of the sister of his late wife
Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia will
shell out thirteen hundred thousand bushels f
peanuts, next crop.
Alexander Hay nee, of Bardstown, Ky., has
been sold to John Fulton for one year for
?11.50 for vagrancy.
Of the 2,000,000,000 of cigars now annually
consumed in this country, about 90 per cent,
are of home manufacture.
Nearly 100,000 Parisianb and provincials have
visited the exposition grounds since tho show
closed, not knowing but that it was Btill open.
The Fiench government will re-establish a
consulate at Chicago, for which purpose an ap
propriation of $3,600 figures in this yeai*
Heiser, the boy billiaidist of Boston, has
given the world an eye-opener, by making a run
of 616and yet the youngest player in the pro
A hospitable farmer at Jewell City, Kansas,
gave an orphan boy a supper and night's lodg
ing and charged the traveler his only shirt
The Emperor William likes to go to the
theatre, sometimes going it is said, nearly
every evening for two weeks. He only care-*
for shoit laughable pieces.
A lady received the gold medal at the recent
examination in the faculty of law in McGill
college, Montreal. There is one lady student
in the law school of Boston University.
London, Ont., has an inspector of anatomy,
whoso business it is to take charge of unclaimed
corpses, and, if necessary, appropriate them
for the advancement of medical science.
In New Zealand trout fishing is now estab
lished as a regular recreation. The fish wpfo
originally brought from the river Severn, in
England, and have incieased wonderfully.
A tramp claims to have been robbed in th
Memphis jail of $107.65, a diamond pin, and
his mother's picture. He says he is only an
amateur tramp, taking the road for his health.
Two colored men have applied to the sheriff
at Hampton, Va., for the privilege of hanging
John Bird, also colored, on the Gth prox. Ea-h
wants the refusal of the job, which he offers to
The despotic king of Dahomey, on the west
coast of Africa, has recommenced his barbarous
"Grand Custon" of human sacrifices, having
slaughtered 500 victims in the month before
the latest dates.
The aggregate length of the street car tracks
in Philadelphia is 279 miles. Dnnng last year
86,586,370 passengers weie carried over them,
at an average cost of five and one-third cent*
for a single fare.
During last year 134,G10,763 tons of coal were
mined in Great Britain, an increase of about
three-quarters of a million tons 16 692,802
torn of iron were mined, or nearly 150,000 tons
less than the previous year.
English speculators have Fold about fifteen
tons of stone by the ounce, as specimens of
Cleopatra's Needle, which still remains whole
and unbrokan. What if this fraud had been
perpetrated by Yankee sharpers!
The postoffice department now provides tin
envelopes for Bending by mail needles or any
other pointed and sharp articles, which would
be likely to protrude through paper envelopes
and thus injure other mail matter.
There is no truth in the rumors that tho edi
tor of the London Times has resigned, or in
about to do so, and the icasons which havo
been frequently put forward in explanation of
hia supposed resignation taking place are pure
Capt. Kershaw, at the age of 20, married a
girl of 13. They lived together unhappily a
few months, agreed that they had wedded too
young, and separated. After the lapse of ten
years they recently met Texas, and began
matrimony over again.
A town father in an English municipality
having worried the other members of the
council past all endurance to get them to ap
point a town crier, to be furnished with a red
gown and a bell, the exasperated rulers of the
bucgh unanimously elected him to the po
Daring the last war 504,000 Russian soldiers
poured down through Roumania into Turkey.
Of these, 58.800 were sent back by rail wound
ed, and 62,150 ill, 31,000 sick went home to
Odessa by sea, 29,000 are still in hospital, 31,
000 laid their bones in Roumania, and 99,000
perished in Bulgaria.
An official contradiction has been published
in Berlin of a statement made in f.onie French
papers, that the German government has taken
possession of the Samoan Islands, and proposes
to convert them into a German colony. Ger
many, it is stated, has no intention of acquir
ing or founding any trans-atlantic colonies.
A man ot 30, dressed in sheep skins trimmed
with red flannel and bearing an enormous
blackboard inscribed "lam the prophet Ehas,"
recently appeared the streets of Rye, Eng
land, dsclaring that he was one of the tribe of
Levi and must journey from town to town
fulfilling his mission and saving the human
The sale of the effects of Charles Dickens at
Gadshill place, did not include his library,
which has been purchased in its entirety by
Messrs. Sotheran, of Piccadilly. Accompany
ing the books is the interesting series of framed
Hogarth engravings, named Mr. Forster'h
"Life of Dickens," as hanging in hia bed
Whenever you have occasion to rob or kill a
man throw something over his head. When
thus enveloped, though he may struggle des
perately, he will not utter a cry. This inter
esting an 1 curious fact was known to the Rus
sians in the Caucasus, and they employed this
means of attack to silence sentinels when en
deavoring to surprise the Circassians.
For nearly two years after woman suffrage
was introduced into Wyoming nearly all tho
women voted, but then the better class became
disgusted. A lady born in Ohio, and highly
educated, has been seen drinking beer in a
saloon with negroes whose votes she wished to
secure for her husband, and she and a school
teacher drove negro men and women and even
known harlota to the polls tq vote for him.