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8T. PAUL. SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 1873.
A Cliristmug NumberAclvcitisei'a Take
THE BUNDAV. GJOBE to-moirow will be a
roy.al Christmas number. It will contain a
large amount of Christmas matter, and will in
every way be an entertaining paper, wcithy of
Advertisers should bear this in mind and
avail themselves of space in the Sunday issue.
Oca McMillan will act upon Blaine's
committee, and will at once beniu pulling
the Maine statesman's chestnuts out of the
CONGHESS has taken a recess till the 7th of
January. Elaine will have to keep his mouth
shut for seventeen days, and wo may there
foie piesumeis utterly disconsolate.
JL'HE total indebtedness, county, town, city
and school, of the State of Illinois, is .*51,
1)12,001. This involves a tax for interest
alone of more than tbree and a half millions
of dollars annually. The county owing the
laigest amount is, of course. Cook, in which
Chicago is situated. There are I. O. U.'s
outstanding in that county amounting to
THERT seems to practically no oppo
eition to the bill for the reorganization of
the army reported eaily last week to the
Senate. A few of the staff officers, whose
seivices it is proposed to dispense with, are
active in the lobbies, but they seem to met
with little encouragement. It ia generally
conceded that '-refoini is necessary" in the
aimy coipa, and that now is the time to
WHILII Blaine and his fellow-conspiratois
were doing all in their power to inflame the
North against the South, the Senators and
Representatives Congress from the
Southern States met to express the gratitude
of their constituents to the people of the
Noith for their large-hearted benevolence in
ministering to the wants of the people suf
fering from the terrible affliction of pesti
lence and famine. The facts suggest their
A GOOD many complications &eem to be
involved in the proposed amendments to the
patent laws, and it now seems doubtful if
the measure will bo matured before the clo&e
of the session. But even if passed at this
session, it would not have any effect upon
the particular cases that have wrought so
much hardship in the West, for Congress
has no power to pass on ex post facto law.
The people who suffer from the drive well
imposition will therefore either have their
cau^e adjudicated upon the
c^urt or grin and bear it.
THE Toledo Blade, radical Republican,
truthfully remarks that it will be time enough
for Hoyes ''to talk of insufficient powers
when he exhausts, or even attempts to use,
such power as he may already have. Thus
far ho has not evinced any disposition to do
this. Had ho done so. he would have found
even before this that an American President,
really striving to do his duty, has more di
rect power than any potentate on earth." It
is a fact that is generally overlooked that
the President of the United States has more
arbitrary powers than are committed even
to the czar of Russia. And yet nearly half
ot the people of the country think he has
not power enough, and speak sneeringly of
the despotisms of Europe that are far more
amenable to the people than is oar own gov
THE CONTESTED PEAT.
Tne GLO BE publishes this morning Mr.
Donnelly's notice of contest which he has
served npon Mr. Washburn. Those who
have been skeptical relative to this promised
contest will be so no longer.
The usual vials of wrath will undoubtedly
be poured out upon Mr. Donnelly's head for
engaging in this matter, but all right-minded
persons, regardless of party, will endorse the
movement. I is not an effort, as some as
sume, to thwart the will of the people, for
the will of the people, if free and untram
melled, was decidedly against Mr. Washburn.
"Because the arbitral and partisan canvass
ing board returned three thousand majority
for Washburn, it does not follow that there
is no ground for contest. Th question to
be proven is not that three thousand specific
votes were illegal, but that improper and
con up means were resorted to for the pur
pose of carrying the election, and that the
entire result was vitiated thereby.
There is not an honest and intelligent
man in the State of Minnesota who will, on
oath, declaie that Mr. Washburn would have
beenred the certificate of election if he had
not made liberal use of money. Th nomi
nation and election were bought and
bribed from the start. As
the GLO BE has repeatedly stated,
it is not whether Donnelly or Washburn
shall go to Congress, but whether rich and
corrupt men shall buy their seats against the
legitimate wishes of the people. Every one
knows thwtGen. A^erill was tbe choice of
the Republican party and of the majority of
the people in this district in 1874. The
nomination was bought away from him and
the election was bought and stolen away
from the Democrats. There were a suffi
cient number of Republicans who either
remained at home or voted directly for
Wilson, the Democratic nominee,
in 1874, to have elected him
if the "strumpet of corruption had
not stalked in naked horror through the dis-
Matters have reached such a state that no
poor and honest man can go to Congress
from this district. Though the Republicans
are in the ascendency their tried and hon
ored men are taboed. No honorable Repub
lican can secure the nomination for Con
gress. Dr. Stewart, to his honor be it said,
refused to engage in a corrupt contest for
the nomination with Mr. Washburn, though
he knew that defeat was certain if he pur
sued an honorable course. He
wisely preferred defeat and honor
to success and dishonor. If
the men who obtain office by these cor
rupt means aie allowed to hold their posi
tions without exposures they become still
more bold and infamous in their villainy.
Mr. Washburn bought his seat in Congress,
and he knows it. If he is allowed to retain
his seat he will perpetuate himself in office
two years hence by a grander scale of vil
lainy than that which he resorted to in 1878.
No respectable Republican will have the
slightest chance to rise even though the dis
trict should, at heart, stand ten to one in his
This contest is a war upon these infamous
ly corrupt practices. We are not anxious
that the seat shall be taken away from
Washburn and given to Donnelly. If a
vacancy should be declared, and a new elec
tion ordered, we should be entirely satisfied.
A new election would quite likely result in
sending a Republican to Congress from the
district, but he would not buy his election.
If Mr. Washburn is diiven into private life
in disgrace, it will purify the politics of
Minnesota for a quarter of a century
at least. The GLOBE has no par
tisan ends to serve in urging this
contest. W desire tli3 opportunity to have
fair and sqnare contests for political su
premacy. If the people are against us, we
bow to their will without a murmur, but we
object to taking the ballot box out of the
hands of the people and placing it in the
control of corrupt villains, whose aim in se
curing office is public plunder, who will use
their official positions to lo the treasury
and devote the people's money which they
3teal to again buying a renewal of their
positions. Washburn's public diagrace
is imperatively demanded by every
public inteiest. Mr. Donnelly is entitled to
the thanks of the public for giving the op
portunity to purify the ballot box. While
seeking, ot couise to advance himself, he is
really rendering a public service. With this
contest vigorously pushed we shall have a
punfied political atmosphere
The GLOBK again lenews its prediction
that W. Washburn will not retain his
purchased seat in Congress.
THE SILVER I'ltOtiLLvr.
Mr. E ting, of Ohio, submitted to the
BOUSJ committee on banking and currency
uu Wednesday a bill designed as a substi
tute for all others now before that body re
lating to the standard sliver dollar. His
measure embiaced thiee propositions, which
FirstTnat any national bank which dis
ciimmates against the standard silver dollar
shall be placed in liquidation and have its
circulating notes withdrawn by the govern
SecondTo make United States notes and
standard silver dollais interchangeable at the
ThirdTo piovide tor exchange at the mints
of standard silver dollars for trade dollars and
the recoinage ot the latter into standard dol
lars, with a prohibition against the fuither
coinage of trade dollais ot the present weight
The first of these propositions meets our
most hearty approval. A bank that exists
only by the sufferance of Congrecs,
which attempts to nullify an act of the au
thority that gave it its existence, deserves no
sympathy from either Congress or the peo
ple. The arrogance of these institutions in
attempting to excercise judicial powersto
decide for themselves what laws shall or shall
not be binding upon them, is insufferable. If
they shall refuse to obey not only the letter
but the spirit of the laws passed by Congress,
they should be treated like any other class
of transgressorsdeprived of their privi
leges under the laws. Some rigorous meas
ures are' necessary to check tbe incipient re
bellion that has already been inaugurated by
the banks to degrade the currency of the
government and cause monetary loss to
every citizen of the republic. If Congress
shall neglect to take some such Hep as is
contemplated by Mr. Ewing's bill, it will
prove derelict of duty.
The second proposition of Mi Ewing is
one that can meet with little opposition.
Currency of all sorts is issued simply for the
convenience of the people, and whenever a
measure is designed to obstruct this pur
pose, it is unwise and injurious. If a mer
chant or a manufacturer wants to
procure silver for the greater con
venience of his business, has a right
to demand and receive it in exchange for his
greenbacks. If he requires paper currency,
he has an equal right to demand and receive
it in exchange for silver or gold. Without
this interconvertible quality either silver or
currency, or both, are liable to frequent fluc
tuations and to cause hindrance to trade and
variations in values. I is Mr. Sherman's
avowed policy to refuse to exchange green
backs for silver after the 1st of January
next, thus throwing a block in the way of
real resumption, and imposing great incon
venience upon people who handle the cur
rency for purposes of trade. Such a policy
is manifestly injurious, and ought to be
checked by Congress before it has wrought
the harm it inevitably will cause.
Mr. Ewing's thiid proposition, requiring
the mints to receive trade dollars in exchange
for standard dollars is, perhaps, as good a
way as any out of a bad dilemma. We now
find ourselves with two silver dollars in cir
culation, one of whichand that one of the
greatest intrinsic valueis not a legal tender
and is therefore received by the government
that issued it at a large discount from its
face value. It is seemingly incongruous, but
is nevertheless existent. Some measure
must be devised to retire the trade dollar
from circulation entirely or to give it a legal
tender value. The latter is perhaps imprac
ticable, for they could not very well circulate
side by side on the same terms. We are
afraid that this matter cannot be adjusted
without doing an injury to some class of our
people, but it must be met and settled. The
proposition of Mr. Ewing is in some respects
better than any other yet submitted. W
trust, therefore, that the measure will be
adopted without unnecessary delay.
SATES' BALANCE OF TRADE.
Mr. Hayes has seized the opportunity pre
sented by a resolution^ inquiry from the
Senate relative to our postal and commer
cial relations with South America to repeat,
in the form of a mesaage, the main features
of his agricultural fair speech, rehearsed in
so many places last fall, at the same time in
jecting a sly plea for steamship subsidies
into the document. takes a very pecu
liar view of the uses and advantages of
foreign commerce, arguing, in effect, that it
is of benefit to the country only when the
balance of trade is in our favor, and a posi
tive injury when the imports are greater
than the exports. If Mr. Hayes' ideas are
correct, we learn for the first time that our
foreign commerce has, ever since the first
settlement of the country, been a drawback
to our prosperity, and that not till within a
year have we derived any benefit whatever
from it. Th proposition is so absurd as to
be almost unworthy of notice, and it is diffi
cult to see how a sane man
could be guilty of incorporating it in an
official document. If he is right, then every
nation on the globa, with but two excep
tions, is on the high road to destruction, and
will soon plunge headlong into the abys3 of
Mr. Hayes' chief desire is to maintain the
balance of trade so aB to prevent the outflow
of the precious metals. wants to accu
mulate all the gold and silver on this side of
the Atlantic, without any reference to whether
we have any use for it or not. The posses
sion of vast piles of precious metals is, in
his conception, all that is needed to make
the country prosperous and contented.
To increase these hoards by levying tribute
upon South America, he adroitly suggests
that measures be taken to supplj adequate
facilities for transportation between the
United States and South American ports,
and that the government aid in the estab
lishment and maintenance of these
facilities by granting subsidies to John
Roach, the ship builder. Although
he does not state in terms that such
is his recommendation, it is easy to see that
it leads to such a conclusion.
The GftoBi. begs leave to difier most em
phatically from Mr. Hayes. Supposing his
heart's desire was accomplished, and the
United States had drained all the nations of
the precious .*aetals they ^contain: what bet
ter off would we be? We would have more
gold and silver than we could possibly use,
and it would be lying idle in our treasuries
and our banks. I would be of value only
for what it would buy, but if we bought
nothing abroad it would be of as little ben
efit to us as so much scrap iron. It is veiy
pleasant, and useful too, to have the balance
of trade in our favor occasionally, for it
tends to equalize the trade and commerce of
the world. Bu to be blessed with an ex
cess of exports over imports for all
time would work great harm not only to the
nations with whom we have trade relations,
but to our own industry. Th laws of trade
require that an equilibrium be maintained
between the nations. I is folly to claim
that a continual current in one direction
would be beneficial. Commerce must have
its ebbs and its flows in order to maintain a
healthful life any attempt to reverse that
law will result in disaster most dire. We
derive almost as much benefit from what we
import as from what we export. ''Tho out
flow of the precious metals" which Mr.
Hayes seems to regaid a3 a national calami
ty, is a national necessity. Tbe production
of our mines is in excess of our needs, and
it is as necessary to find a market for our
gold and silver as it is to find a market for
wheat, cotton and manufactured goods. W
have no need to import it except in an
emergency. If Mr. Hayes can find no bet
tar reason for improving our commercial re
lations with South America than he assigns
the increase of our export tradewe prefer
to do without it. There are, however, more
cogent reasons for its encouragement. Trade
with the United States would assist in devel
oping tho countries ot South America, and
would afford new avenuos for industry here
at home. Wo would find a use for the pro
ducts of those countries and import them
largely, thereby adding to our comforts and
more readily supplying our needs. We would
export to and import from these and all
other countries, sometimes having the bal
ance of trade in our favor and sometimes
against us, but neither for a length of
time sufficient to disturb the equilibrium
that will always subsist as long as inter
changes between nations continue.
SOUTH CAROLINA BONDS.
Certain Carpet Bajr Issues Declared not in
Accordance with Law, and Therefore not
Binding: npon tlie State.
COLUMBUS. S. Dec. 2(1.The court of
claims announced its decision rpon the ques
tions in relation to a portion ot the consolidat
ed bonds, coupons and certificates of stock un
der the act of 1873, known as the consolidation
act. The opinion holds that the vouchers upon
which said consolidated bonds and stocks were
issued, amounting to $150,000, were not in ac
cordance with law and that the consolidated
bonda and stock exchange for said vouchers, so
tar as they lest thereon for their validity, are
not binding obligations upon the State of
South Carolina. 1 he opinion is Dronounced by
Judges Thompson and Aldrich and a dissenting
opinion filed by Judge Hudson. The matter
will be carried to the supreme court in the in
terest of tho bondholders.
Sewall Called On for Light.
To the Editor of the Globe.
We have not heard for some time from J.
S. Sewall, Esq., city engineer of St. Paul
"chief engineer of the Fort Snelling bridge
commissioners^''consulting engineer" of
the cities of Henderson, Sueur, Shako
pee and St. Cloud, etc., etc. Now that he
has an opportunity, would it not be well for
him to communicate through the columns
of the GLOBI-, and give the dear public his rea
sons for preferring the plan of Horton Co.
for the iron work of the Fort Snelling bridge
in preference to those presented by the six
lower bidders mentioned in the GLOBK Tues
day. Th publio know he is a great engi
neer, and we hope he will not always ''hide
his light under a bushel," but give us the de
sired information. His excellent manage
ment of the Fort Snelling bridge so far has
excited the wonder and admiration of our
people, and we all anxiously hold our breath
while wondeiing what he will do next.
I hope his modesty in this instance will
not prevent his enlightening us, and trust
such information as he can give will be
Gordon Cleland, of Dundas, by the stumb
ling of bis galloping horse, -was thrown vio
lently to the ground ar.d was taken up in an
insensible condition. His left collar bone
was broke, his head cut, and he had several
bruises on other parts of his body. Though
severely hurt he will recover,
TBE ST. PAUL DAILY &LQBB, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1878.
The Formal Order of the Court Authoriz
ing the Receiver of the St. Paul & Pacific
Road to Issue Debentures.
In the matter of debentures in the payment
of the St. Vincent and other extension lines of
the St. Paul & Pacific railroad, in the United
States circuit court, the following order was
made and filed yesterday:
At a stated term of the circuit court of the
United States held within and for the district
of Minnesota, at the city of St. Paul, on the
20th day of December, A. D. 1878:
PresentHon. John F. Dillon, circuit judge,
and Hon. R. R. Nelson district Judge.
John S. Kennedy et al vs. the St. Paul A. Pa
cific Railroad Company et al.In equity.
The receiver herein having made and filed his
report of his proceedings under the order of
May 81, 1878, in the construction of the unfin
ished lines of the Saint Paul & Pacific railroad,
and the petition of George Stephens and his
associates named in said order having been
made and presented to the court praying for
the issue of debentures as in said order provid
ed, and the matter stated in Baid report having
been referred to H. E. Mann, Esq., as special
master to examine and inquire into the same
and report the result of such inquiry and ex
amination to the court, and tbe said master
havmg filed his original and supplemental re
port thereon and due notice having been given
to all parties interested of the hearing before
said master, and before the court and all the
assents and agreements reqnhed by said order
of May 31, 1878, having been duly filed
And it appearing to the court from the said
report of the receiver and the said petition,
the certificate of the Governor of Minnesota,
and the reports of the said master, and evi
dence returned therewith, that the lines of rail
road of said company from Melrose to Alexan
dria, and from Crookston to St. Vincent and
the international boundary line at Emerson
have been fully completed in accoidance with
the terms ot said order, and have been accept
ed by the Governor of the State of Minnesota
as completed in compliance with the terms of
the legislation of Congress and of said State,
granting lands to aid in the construction
And it being fuither represented
that said lines have been constructed
at the aggregate price of 81,016,300, and the
actual cost of said roads not having yet been
fully ascertained. And the petitioners having
hied the duly authenticated assent ot the
Dutch committee named in said order and of
the new trustees in the ?15,000,000 mortgage
aforesaid and of John S. Kennedy and John S.
Barnes, trustees named in the agreement be
tween said Stephens, Smith, Kittson and Hill
and the said Dutch committee to the issue of
debentures as prayed in said petition and the
defendant, -the Northern Pacific railroad com
pany and the defendant the S*. Paul & Pacific
railroad company, having consented in open
court to the gianting of said petition, and
after hearing George B. Young, coun
cil for the petitioners, in sup
port of said petitioners, and
H. R. Bigelow, Esq., counsel for the defend
ant, the first division of the St. Paul & Pa
cific railroad company in opposition thereto,
and none of the other defendants nor any oth
er person having appeared to oppose baid pe
It is ordered that Jesse P. Farley, Esq.. the
receiver herein, be and he is hereby authorized
and directed to issue to said petitioner his de
bentures xn sums of not less than $1,000 each,
to the amount of S&00.000.
And it is further orderedrthat theedebentures
to bo issued under th.-
1 orde shall a first hen
in nreference to the mortgage of April 1, 1871,
and subject only to the debeutures now out
standing of the issue of $100,000 heretofore
made by the teceiver under the orders herein,
August 1, 1873, and September 1, 1873,
on all and singular the paits and portions of
the lines of load of the St. Paul & Pasitic rtul
road company xepaiied, built and completed
under and by virtue of the said older of May
31, 1878, extending from Melrose to Alexandria,
and from Ciookston to St. Vincent and Emer
son on the international line, in all 125 miles,
and on all of the landb granted by the United
States and the State of Minnesota appertaining
to the said road between Melrose and Alexan
dria, and between Crookston and the interna
tional line which the road so repaired, built and
completed under the said order of May 31,
1S78, was the means of earning and acquiring,
but not a Hen on such portions of the road as
were fully completed before the said order of
May 31, 1878, was made nor upon
lands which were fully earned before
said 31st day of May, 1S78. unless
the court in the final decree shall otherwise or
der and adjudgethe intent heieor being that
the lien of said debenture shall not be less
than as above prescribed, but such lien may be
extended when the final deciee is xendered, if
such extension of the lien shall then be found
to be just and equitable.
The debentures so to be issued shall bear
date Dec. 1, 1876, and shall be payable on or
before three yeais from slid date at the option
of the receiver, and shall bear interest at the
rate of 8 per cent, per annum, payable semi
annually on the 1st day of June and December
in each year at the American Exchange Na
tional bank in the city of New York, according
to the terms of interest coupons to be thcxeto
annexed and signed by the receiver. Both
principal and interest shall be payable in the
gold coin of the United States of the present
standard of weight aud fineness, and the earn
ings of said railroad, after deducting taxes, the
operating expenses and necessary repairs and
the expenses of the receivership, and after
making tho provision for such prior debentures,
are pledged to the payment of Buch principal
Such debentures shall be attested by the seal
of the court, shall be signed by the receiver
and countersigned and registered by the clerk
ofthecouits and shall bs in the foim follow
ST. P\C L, Minn Dec. 1,1878.
Tlneo years cfler date, unless sooner paid, as re
ceiver of the Si. Paul & Pawn railroad, I promise
to pay to George Stephen or his assigns, Ihe sum of
dollars in gold, with Interest at the rate of
eight per cent, per annum, accordiug to the tenor of
coupons hereto annexed, at the Ainericau Exchange
Nat'onal bank tho city of New \ork. Failure to
pay mteiesl for six months will make the principal
due at the option of the holder if the court shall so
This obligation is issued under and pursuant to an
order of the clrauit court of the United States for the
district ot Minnesota endorsed hereon, and Is not
valid unless countersigned by the clerk of sa'd court
and sealed with the seal thereof.
It is further ordered that when the receiver
shall have repoited to the court a statement in
detail of the actual cost of the said lines under
the order of May3J, 1878, the petitioners may
apply to the couit for additional like deben
tures to such amount as to the court shall seem
just, and not exceeding in all the sum claimed,
viz., $1,016,300 and upon the making of snch
application tlie same ^nall foe referred to 13.
Mann, Esq., master, who shall, at such times
and placea as he may appoint, hear the evidence
that may be adduced by any party in support
of, ci opposition to, such application, and
shall report the evidence so taken and his find
ings thereon to the court.
And it is further ordered that the -ai peti
tioners shall give to the defendant, The First
Division of the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad com
pany, such notice of the hearing before said
master as shall by him be directed, and eight
days' notice of the hearing before the court on
the coming in of the master's report.
The comt reserves the right to make further
orders from time to time, and if deemed just
and equitable, to make orders to carry into
effect artxelo three (3) of the order of May 31,
1878, and the other articles of said order.
It is further ordered that the said Kennedy
and Barnes, the plaint-ffs herein and txustees
as aforesaid, shall not part with the possession
of said 811,400,000 of bonds or any of them,
withuut the special order of the court, and
that a copy of the order be served on the Mer
cantile Safe Deposit company, in the city of
New York, and proof of service by some disin
terested person shall be filed in this cause.
JOHN F. Dnxoif,
11. K. NELSOJT,
Vex-tllot In Favor of Gen. Sheridan.
NKW YORK, Dec. 20.The jury in the case of
James E. Whalen against Gen. Sheridan, on
trial in the United States circuit court for the
last three weeks, brought in a veidict for the
defendant this evening. The suit was for the
recovery of over $400,000 for the seizure of
Kilona plantation, St. Charles parish, La., in
August, 1867, and tb ejectment of Whalen
by the military older of Gen. Sheridan, who
was then military governor. A motion will be
made for anew trial.
Indiana Savinars Bank la. X.iqn.iIation
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 20.The Indianapolis
Savings bank to-day went into liquidation
under direction of the auditor of state, and
are paying a first payment of twenty-five cents.
They claim to be able to pay in full,
George Mallory, one of the pioneers of upper
Namakogin, is down on a brisf visit.
J. W. Wheeler shipped a large number of
Christmas trees to Minneapolis from bis cedar
Two convics, whose sentences were nearly
completed, were pardoned yesterday by the
The stone work on the new engine house for
Staples' flour mill ia completed, and the engine
and boilers are in position.
Shipments on the Stillwater & Taylors Falls
road yesterday, 700 barrels of flour receipts,
nine car loads of lumber and merchandise.
Sheriff Chandler, of Goodhue county, arrived
Thursday night with his share of convicts,
James Holmes and Hector Ross. Holme,
larceny, one year, Ross, mayhem, sixteen
The St. Paul &, Duluth road yesterday le
ceived fifteen car loads of lumber, four salt,
four iron and five merchandise, and shipped
6ix car loads of lumber and five car loads of
One of the pleasant events of the season,
was the marriage, Thursday, of William E.
Easton, of the Gazette, to Miss Josie A.
McGowan. The presents were numerous and
costly. Mr Easton, we McGowan has a large
circle of acquaintances in St. Paul.
James Griffin now wears a plaster on his
cheek. It occurred this wise. Ji placed too
much reliance in the strength of a board on
which he was stepping, and the hoard betiayed
his confidence by breaking. One end came UD
with a spring, striking Jim in the face, thereby
bringing stars into view in counties num
A laxge number of persons, consisting of
master Masons and their families and in\ ited
guests from Lakeland and other points, at
tended the installation of officers of Royal Arch
Chapter No. 17. Thursday evening. The fol
lowing officers were installed with the usual
impressive and interesting ceremonies, usual
on such occasions*
H. P.E. 4. Folsom.
K.W. H. Pratt.
C. H.B. G. Merry.
P. S.Hugh Hall, by prox-,.
R. A. CA. K. Doe.
TreasurerJames 8. Anderson.
SecretaryJ. C. Johnson.
G. M. F. V.Abe. Hall.
G. M. S. V.Wm. Goirie.
G. M. T. V.F. C. Clark.
SentinelNelson. At the conclusion of the installation Rev. W.
H. Harrington, being called on for an address
appropriate to tho occasion, complied with a
pithy, five-minute bpeeeh on "The relation of
Freemasoniy to the rest of the world."
The ppeaker dwelt with emphasis on the cui
lent, but erroneous belief among those unac
quainted with the workings of the order, that
Free Masomy is a secret order. He stated that
all business transacted by tbe lodge deemed of
importance to outsiders was always published,
thai, books on Free Masonry were on sale at any
book store. If any Free Mason lodge was a se
cret organization, he (the speaker) did not
know of the fact. The speaker's remarks weie
listened to throughout with strict attention.
At the completion of the address the hall was
cleared of seats and the string band brought
into requisition to furnish mu=ic for those v ho
wished to enjoy themselves in the dance.
A tempting lepast, which had been piepared
under the superintendence of Abe Hall, was
spread out in an adjoining apartment for the
benefit of all who wished to partake. The
hour of 1-30 A. si. brought the evening's enjoy
ment to a close and the satisfied dancers de
parted to their respective homes.
IBefoie Judge Norgord.J
Jim Croty drunk. Paid $7.50.
John McDonald. Same.
JosiahF. Parrott obstructing the sidewalk.
Discharged on payment of $2.50 costs.
OUT I N TETK STATE.
liusint-H* in Lyon Counti/--Tlie Term
CourtJtMlf/e Co.c Voinmetutetl.
To the Editor of the Globe.
MARSHALL. Lyon Co., Minn., Dec. 9, 3878.
Presuming on your kindnebs and generosity, we
venture to ask for a small apace in the valuable
columns ot jour much appreciated paper.
Feeling interested as we do in the future wel
fare and prosperity of our new county, we aie
possessed of an ungovernable impetus to sub
mit to the readers of the GLOBE a brief ac
count of our present and future prospects,
events of importance, etc., which ha-, taken
place among us recently. Of course we hear
many complaints of hard times, but sino^
our farmers have learned that our last wheat
crop is much above the average in many parts
of the State as to quantity and quality, they
aie more inclined to reioice than to moum, and
our sturdy farmers ha\ been, moie than bnsy
during the fall months, and with unequaled
zeal and ambition they have piepaied tho
ground for an immense crop another year, with
an increased acreage of more than tv hun
dred per cent, over last season.
I must not forget to chronicle the event which
is of such profound interest and moment
to our town and county, which is nothing les3
than the recent term of the district couit in
and for this countv. Couit convened Tuesday,
Dec. 3, 1873. with tho Hon. E. St. Juhen Cox
presiding. The first in order was empaneling
the grand jury next followed the judge's
charge. For us to attempt to give your readers
an idea of the effective and eloquent manner in
which the judge addressed his remarks to the
jury would he utterly absurd. The large couit
loom was thronged to its utmost capacity, yet
the slightest noise could be distinctly heard, so
profound was the stillness during the judge"s
address, which lasted about an hour. Never
have we befoie had the pleasure of listening to
so eloquent an appeal to the officers of the law
and especially the gentlemen of the grand jury,
to use their utmost endeavors to unearth and
bring to light the vile crime committed by sell
ing intoxicating liquors to minora and stu
dents, a perpetration ot crime too much prac
ticed by our saloon keepers selling intoxicants
to our young and thoughtless, yet noble
hearted boys, and to vindicate law
and justice by bringing speedily to trial the
vile perpetrators of these hellish and damnable
The result was that an indictment was found
agam=t every saloon keeper in Lyon county,
and the judge gave notice that there w.mld be
an adjourned term for the trial of the accused.
The court disposed of a wonderful amount of
civil business with a rapidity peculiar to Judge
Cox alone, and I am happy to say that although
many of us have our opinions in many respects
in opposition to those of the judge, yet I am
warranted in saying by the entire legal bar of
this place, that his rulings were entirely satis
factory without one exception. And now that
court has adjourned, and the- judge is gone,
having acquitted himself beyond criticism even
by his few croaking political enemies, we find
that all join in universal applause and the
very common remark that greets our ear is,
"Well, we have reason to feel proud of our new
judge." C. W. ANDREWS.
A CITY'S GRATITUDE.
A Recognition of Generom Deeds "Within
the Reach of Some St. Panlite.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 20.At a mass meeting of
merchants, the Merchants exchange, this
afternoon, a series of highly complimentary
resolutions, designed as a testimonial of respect
and gratitude to Henry Shaw, for his munificent
donations to the city of Tower Grove park, and
the splendid bronze statues of Humboldt and
Shakespeare erected therein, the establish
ment oi his extensive botanical gardens, which
are the pride of citizens and admiration of
strangers, and for his general public spirit and
readiness on all occasions to promote the growth
and advance the interests of St. Louis, were
unanimously and enthusiastically adopted.
Nearly all the oldest citizens of the city,
many of whom have been identxfied with her
progress for half a century, were present, and
participated in the proceedings. Subsequently
a large committee, consisting of all these old
residents, together with the officers and direct
ors of the merchants' exchange, proceeded to
M.r. Sliaw'a town residence and. presented, the
testimonial to him, which was received by the
venerable old gentleman with great pleasure
and satisfaction. The resolutions are printed
on white satin xn gold letters, the whole mount
ed with silver fringe^ and presents a. vciy beau
Some fifty men are at work on railroad
buildings at Montevideo.
I digging a well at Little Falls, what ap
peared to be coal oil was found. It will
I is alleged that the population of Monte
video has more than doubled in the last two
Some twenty-five new buildings have been
erected within a few weeks past in Sleepy
Eye, Brown county.
The Faribault fire department has over
2,000 feet of hose, three-fourths of which xa
in excellent condition.
A movement is on foot in Delano. Wright
county, to secure the building of a wagon
bridge over Crow river.
Two children of Sheriff Johnson, of Deer
field, died of diphtheria last week. One died
on Monday and the other on Wednesday.
A son of M. Bengston, of ^Chisago Lake,
accidently shot himself the other day while
out hunting. is not expected to recover.
he Canton Iron Bridge company is con
structing a new iron bridge across a branch
of tho Little Iowa, at Eoy, Alower
A project is on foot to form a new county
out of parts of Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medi
cine and Lincoln counties, with Canby for
the county seat.
Peter Anderson, of New Sweden, has had
twelve head of valuable cattle die lecently,
from causes unknown. N. N. Ostrorn, ot the
game town, has lost threo.
Calvin Neal has had the two middle
fingers of hi3 light hand taken oil by the
planer in the wa^on factory of Ne.^1, Swann
Co., in Lake City.
Four prisoners escaped from the jail in
Moorhead, Clay county, recently. It is said
tho sheriff of the county has made no effoit
to recapture the prisoneis.
John K. Brown, recently land commis
sioner of the Southern Minnesota railroad,
is about to establish a bauk in Jackson.
He will be ready to open his bank for busi
ness about January 1.
George Hall was crossing the Mississippi,
six miles north of Little Fdllrf, with a load of
corn, when the ice broke where the watei
was fifteen feet deeo. The team was saved,
but with great difficulty.
Michael O'Dowd, of Eagle Creek, Scott
county, while driving his team, walking
the side ot a loaded wagon, slipped and fell
between the wheels, and was run over by the
hind wheel, causing his death soon after.
The house of William Wodoms, of Janeb
ville, Waseca county, was destrojed by fiie
with most of it-s consents a few nights since.
The cause of the fire, is not known. Every
thing appeared all right when tho family re
The depot building at Le Koy am near
being destroyed by fiie the other night. The
fire caught in a box of saw dust under a
Btove. Th hands on a night freight train
discovered tho fire in time to save the
A new bell has been placed in tho belfry of
the Catholic church in the to*n of St. Oeoige.
The consecration services were performed by
the Right Iiev. Bishoj) Seidenbucch. Can
non were fired, and oth"r manifestations
wer indulged in.
The oiheerb of Chatfield, Elmira and Jor
dan have executed and delhered the railroad
bonds to the Northwestern company. Chat
field, $35,000 Elmna, 10,000 and Jord u,
$3,000. The bond-) run twenty years and
draw 7 per cent, interest.
An insane Norwegian, aged 28 years,
Stephen Hagan by name, attacked a neigh
bor, Edward Schonstad, with an axe, inflict
ing fortunately only a slight flesh wound.
His mind has been failing for two years, but
has not been considered dangerous. He will
be taken to the asylum.
Rod Wing Adcance: John O. Curtiu, of
lied Wing, dropped dead a few days smce
He was at work as usual during the' day, and
after eating his supper went out to saw some
wood, when his death occurred as stated
Heart disease is supposed to have been the
cause. leaves a wife and three childien.
A boy, 8 years old, son of C. O. Porter, of
Litchfield, while al a neighbor's, shot him
self with a revolver, which had been care
lessly kept loaded on the mantle piece. The
bullet passed into the pit of his stomach,
causing nearlv instant death. Tn parents
were absent from home, and were telegiaphed
Worthingtou Journal, Dec. 12: The tur
trade in Worthingtou is no mean thing.
Some of our merchantb have besn taking
and shipping on an average of 500 mink and
muskrat hides daily during the past week.
They are trapped in our lakes, and many find
profitable employment in this manner during
th3 fall and winter months.
A Mr. Pope was going from Canby to Lac
qui Parle with a load of wood, and the night
being dark, lo^t his way. left his horses
to search lor the road, aud on hi3 return his
horses were gone. Diligent search was made
for ten days, when they were found drow ned
in the creek but a short distance fiom the
place where he had left them.
Pleasant Prairie, Faribault county, was
agitated the other day by a personal en
connter growing out of the chanvarie of S.
Roberts. His brother. John E. Roberts,
and Charles Hoo-.er met and had a hand to
hand fight. I the affray Hooser got one of
his thumbs nearly bitten off, and Roberts
had his fingers bddly chewed up, and both
were battered and bruised geneially. and
both weie badly punished. Th end "is not
In tho Stillwaiur State prison the report
is that Bob Younger is in good health, but
that Cole and Ji Younger are in the hos
pital. Cole is sufiermg from the ball that
lodged under one of his eyes and ha3 never
been removed. I Jim"s case some obstruc
tion has formed in the roof of his mouth,
caused by the passage of the ball which
spattered his jaw. This interferes with his
xespiration and at times he seems orr tho
point of suffocation.
Carlton College, at Korthrieid. shows an
enrollment this year of 2,*1 students, repre
senting thirty counties of Minnesota, six dif
ferent States, ten nationalities, and eight re
ligious denomination-!. The new astronomi
cal observatory is now completed valuable
additions have been made to the geological
cabinet, to the chemical and philosophical
apparatus, and also to the libraryindicat
ing that this young college is in a prosperous
New Ulna JReiicic: Mr. L. Lipp last Fri
day evening met with an accident which
came very near terminating seriously.
was on his way home about 7 o'clock and
when near Hauenstein's brewery he became
bewildered and drove into a sand-pit, where
he remained, calling pitiously for help, until
about 9 o'clock when he was rescued by
Hauenstein and his men. Himself and
horse would certainly have perished before
morning had they been left to their fate.
A short time since Henry Krich, of
Wabashaw, was married to Miss Carrie Wy
att, of Mazeppa. The ceiemony took place
at the residence of Prosper Eobmson, ot
Mazeppa, an uncle of the bride. Some fifty
invited guests were present. Tho occasion
was one of more than usual interest and
brilliancy. A superb collation was prepared.
The wedding gifts were of great beauty and
value. The bridegroom presented to his
bride a $1,000 United States bond, a d,$-
mond ring, jewel casket and toilet set com
bined, and an inlaid writing desk. The par
ents of the bride presented to her a piano
and a set of silver knives. Th bridesmaid,
Miss Adelaide Biglow, of Zumbrota, pre
seated a silver strap crtp and Holder tiie
groomsman, S. S. Nichols, of Wabashaw,
a silver pie knife, and a very large number
of other oostly, elegant and useful articles
were presented by the relatives and friends
of the bride. It was an exceptionally at
tractive social event,
KITEKS AND HAKllORS.
Report of tho Chief of Enf/ineets Relative to
Line Superior Harbors and Minnesota
The report of the chief of engineers presents
the follow ins facts relating to the river and
harbor improvement of the northwest, of spe
cial interest to this section:
Work on the
ET. SUKY'S FALLS SHIP CA^AL,
Michigan, is progressing favorably. Th i engi
neer in charge believes that the time has ar
rived when it is desirable for the good of the
imm-ovement that the management and con
trol of the present canal should pass into the
hands of the government. The following is
the money statement of the work:
July 1. 187R, amoant expended dur
ingfiscaljear $249 356 47
July 1 1S78, amount available. 344.66S C2
Amount (estimated) lequired for
completion of existing project 395,000 00
Amount that can be profitably ex
pended in fiscal va ending June
80,1880 395,000 00
HU1BOK OF HKE HUBOK, 5IICU.
At the beginning of the year two contracts
were in force, one for continuing the break
water, and for removing the wreck of the City
of Buffalo and several dangerous bowlders from
the harbor. These contracts were both com
pleted during the year 1^77. The workottbis
season has consisted simply making repaii3,
as the available balance after closing the con
tracts did not justify the lommf-ncement of
July 1, 1S7 airount expended
during fisca.1 jear 3 72 G59 Cf
July 1. Ib78, amoimt available 103,663 33
Amount (estimated) required for
completion of exiting nrnjeet 230,O0C 00
Amount that can profitably be ex
pends I in fiscal year ending Juno
30, l^) 230,000 00
The engineer iccommends that $100,000 bo
appropriated for the coming year. ISothing
v.as done during the fiscal year just closed.
Tbe work o the present seison and of the year
1^78 WJH con*iht in blasting and removing
rock and continuing: the work of obtaining a
channel'300 feet wide and 20 feet deep across
the Lime-kiln cosring near the mouth of th
A channel 75 feot in width and 10 feet in
depth was dreiggd tiirongh the baron the north
side of the dike, 4,707 cubic yards of mateiial
havin been dredsjed. The dicdgmsj in the in
side harbor at Duluth was continued, 7fc,352
cubic jards of material having been dredged!
No work was done to repair thf uoith pior.
During the pto-se it season it is proposed con
tinue the dudging and repair the p^er-. The
original amount estimated tor diedin.* over
the inside harbor was 209,730 ?.r,.
has been appropriated allotted 385.440 07,,
leaving 1S4,293 is to be appiopnated. To
economically cotitume this woik J10 000 should
be annually app'opnated. At lea-t $10,000
should be avail ible lot repair of piers, a thtse
are subject to very severe storms.
ONTONAGON UABBOTi, "HlOi.
Amount icrjuired to! thefi^cd jcar 1370-80,
*50,00.J. About 1,300 linear feet of pier have
been built. The opexations diu.ng tho past
fiscal jeareonsislt-d of the completion of sup
eritipctme oxer tr-n cribs, which work \.is
under way at the dote of the 1 istannual leport.
CiibNo 3I, cast pif--, was le-hllcd with M:one
and rc-pUmked, and on the we^t pier some re
filling w,is done, and four en'is wereriprappcd
The project foi List nr's oxpendituie also in
cluded e-ctonMve repairs by hired labor on tho
work already done, whid .'ie row being dour.
They ill require about 40 v,uic- of stone and
35 cords of brush for riprap and refilling end
will probably be iimsbod this month July i.
EAGLE HAKB m, ilirn.
The work done during the pa-it fiscal yoar
was xn continuation of the blasting and drill
ing, which was again renewed on May 24, lb77,
and was compi.-tej Sept. 15. Tho rock blasted
up was removed by a f-team diedge. The tools
and plant were stored and opeialions closed for
want of funds. Tao work necessary now to
place this hat hor in roichtion to admit of it
bfing safely entcied durirg rough weather is
the building ond tanking of gmdiug-ciibs on
each side ot tbe cut, l."0 line.u feet in all, cost
ing about $10 000. This will nnurovp the hai
bor as much as its lmpoitunci* justifies, and
will be the work done during the current fibcal
\far. No ftnth.'r lnipiovemcnt of the harbor
WUQrKlTE HMinOIv MICH.
The bredkwater at tlah harbor was built t^n
feet longer thin originally cintemplatcd, at a
cost of $300 255.75, which was 7% ?7 S3 le?*
than the ^timatfd cos^. It should be extend
ed, eventual]v. 400 IIIICJI lect farthei, which
would eos^t is estimated, SC^ 000. Tho onlv
operations^uung tho past ii-ci year wc-c
some repair-, mado on tho breakwater whei"
damaged by a vessel .tr-king it An c~teiiM
examination was n.Jvdc to ascertain the co.uli
tion of the broikwat.r, which rcipurci a largo
quantity ston" as rclillm^about 1.000
cubic cords. Of this q-i mtity, about 400
cords will be rut in rluimg the present Feaon,
and the rest should b* pUted in thf work dur
ing the fiscal year 1S70 for whirh purpo-p
with siir-h 1ep.1115.1s ir aivns needed at'tins
harbor, the sum oi* *5,00i) is'asked. The vio
lence of the sea during storm is \ory gie.it at
tbi point, ai.d by It th* breakwater is often
extensively inj 111 ed. As the ripxap and Cllini
continue tobetlle. mare Rtonc ,yill b* required
frrini time In time.
EL I, TOC 1 IE.
A'IKOK Cameron Stii/* Nt wr Chargtt'i
Warlp Hampton W *h Killinq Hi 9
[Ph'Udelphia Tunes. 1
The venerable es.-Senator Cime'oni' in tha
eity at tbe Giriid^ House, look n0' f.s cheerful
ancLheaity from under the fro^t* of four-score
years as if he had ye' to round out his fir-t
half-century. Whm iddieved by the Tni*
reporter on the stdieaient !mputd to Lim that
Governor Hampton, oi So ifh
killed his nrotnci. Colonel James Cameion, at
the fust b-itt'p ol Bull rin, ne-ial Cameron
sai4-that he was gl,t to eoircct tho \cry erro
neous repoit that had brei "nfly published
of yvhit he ^.ud on the f-ubject. never
charged Gcncril Ilimptm w*th killing my
brother," said the General, ''but I did for "a
long time have so'ne unpleasant impressions
on the subjpc t. When I returned from the
Kusiian mission my attention was called to a
note in one of tbe histories of tne war, Los
ing's, I think, stating lhat General Hampton
ba^d, -w-li^a in battle at Bull i tak^n a rnuB
ket from one of his soldier*, deliberately
aimed at my brother, who W^S leading his
tegiinent in !'tiou and shot him.
I had n^vtr beroro or since heard
that my luother was murdered while a prison
er, aud I knew that he had ,o been captured
at all. Tbe story that Hampton had kiied my
brother in a manner that would have been un
soldierly, if true, WM-, published in pome of tha
Southern papeia about the do=e of the war,
when passioa iai high and war storieq were
greatly exaggerated. I had no evidence to
make me believe the statement, but as I have
said, it very naturally made me feel uticom
fort-iblc toward Hampton. In 1866 I
went to Macon, Georgia, with a num
ber of other Northern men, to
attend a State fair, and when there, I found
that there was no flag to be seen and that Gen.
Hampion was to be the orator of the day. I
said to a fiiend that I would not remain, and
gave as mv reasem the unpleasant memories in
regard to Hampton and ray dead bioiher. ?J\
remark was cormuriIc.a+rd
to Hampton, and
the answer was brought buek to rae
that tbe story was entirely untrue.
That is the whole history of the mat
ter. 1 ha/ no information to warrant
me in disbelieving Gen. Hampton's denial of
the charge, and I have never expressed myself
as holding hirn indiv idually responsible for my
brothei's death." General Cameron much le
gretttd the intemperate language erroneously
imputed to hirr. on the subject in a recent pub
lication, and expressed himself a3 glad of the
opportunity to do jimice to himself aud all
Apj/h/ina the Remedy.
Alexandria, Douglas county, is in the same
dilemma as regards the yvheat market, as Dela
no, but her merchants at once took hold to rem
edy the evil. The Morns (Stevens county)
T, ibiine says. "The elevator, or Miller's associ
ation agent, in Alexandria, appaicntly did not
do justice to the farmers, and w th^ merchants
and others formed a stock company, and will
now build a temporary grain house. Three
thousand dollars has been suberibed, and a lo
csitxon on which to erect a large elevator during
he coming season.*'
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