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OFFICE—No. 6 Washington Avenue, epposite
Nicollet house. Office hours frow 0 a. m. to 10
o'clock p. m.
The Republican city convention will be
held at 10 o'clock to-day. The delegates are
in a dilemma. Wyman has already virtual
ly knocked the wind out of Pillsbury, so to
speak, and what to do now they find it ex
tremely difficult to decide. The
party certainly cannot afford to entertain a
compromise just at this time, as, in that
event, the party will become so thoroughly
disorganized that it will be impossible for it
to rally for the fall campaign. They must
nominate an out and out Republican ticket.
The following from the Journal expresses
"The Republican party of this city has been
forced into such an attitude by meddling busy
-bodies this spring," said a prominent Republican
to-day, "that it must either abandon its organiza
tion and retire in the breeches pockets of a few
t-'M appointed regulators of public affairs, or else
nominate a straight ticket, and make the best
fight in its power. If it must go down, let it go
down with colors flying."
New telegraph companies seem to be
springing into existence quite rapidly. As
will be seen by reading the proceedings of
the city council, that the Chicago & North
western Telegraph company presented an
ordinance granting a franchise, etc. This
makes the second ordinance of this character
now before the city council. Chief Engineer
Stetson, however, alleges that the Rapid
Transit company has no wires strung in the
state, and states tha* he believes there is no
intention on the part of the company to
make honest use of the franchise should the
council pass the ordinance.
A pointer to the Republicans: The Re
publican party has not succeeded in electing
a mayor in Minneapolis for many years, ex
cept he was a dark horse. Pillsbury will get
The Journal, after letting Mr. Pillsbury
out of the mayoralty contest, now apologet
ically brings him out again. This only goes
to show how vacilating the party is.
The Republicans are badly broken up. One
of the whilom leaders of the party stated that
the campaign had, thus far, been nothing
but one series of blunders.
Aldermanic candidates are multitudinous.
For the Fourth ward special election the name
of Paul Schmedemau is mentioned.
The real estate transfers filed yesterday
Two burglars, named Lewis and Flamen,
were yesterday aent to Stillwater;
The special city council committee met
yesterday and selected judges of election.
St. Paul people are securing seats for the
Flour City minstrel entertainment on Friday
Contracts have been signed for sixteen
of the finest billiard tables made, for the
A meeting will be held in Dr. P. Nelson's
office, for the purpose of organizing a micro
scopical society, on Monday evening.
Peter Melchisideck was yesterday found
guilty of arson by attempting to burn the
mill of the Straw Board company, east divi
sion, last December.
The funeral of Edmond Fagin occurs at 2
o'clock this afternoon from 400 Chun b
Btreet, S. E. The burial obsequies will take
place at Holy Rosary church.
The Head Millers' association have a fund
of some $200 which will be expended in the
purchase of a monument to be erected in
memory of the mill explosion.
The remains of James Northrup arrived in
the city yesterday from Butte City. The de
ceased was a son of Anson Northrup, one of
the early settlers of the city.
Bert Blake was yesterday sentenced to
confinement in the county jail for three
months, for assaulting Jennie Chandler, at
his office in the Domestic block, as already
John Johnson was yesterday found guilty
of stealing a watch antf chain valued at $45,
from Mr. Bader of Minnetonka. The pris
oner was remanded to custody to await
Mr. Hammerting, who has been suffering
trichinosis in the College hospital for several
weeks, died yesterday, The family of Con
rad Voelker, under Dr. Koehl's treatment,
will all recover.
A boy named Johnny Waldron was knock
ed down and run over by a team yesterday
morning, on Nicollet avenue. He received
a broken arm and was considerably bruised
about the head and face.
Colonel Mapleson is having a hard time
in Denver. Gerster sang to a $1,000 house
at $5 a seat and Patti sang to a $3,000 house
only at §7 a seat. Denver citizens arc
highly indignant, claiming that the rat*3 are
The grocery store of Northrup Bros., North
Minneapolis, was burglarized last Tuesday
night, but a clerk who slept in the store,
fired a shot from his revolver and scared the
intruders, who made a hasty exit without
getting any booty.
While en route to the fire last night hook
and ladder truck No. 1 tipped over on the
street car tracks at the corner of Second
street and Hennepin avenue. Tillman
Murphy and another fireman were bruised
but escaped serious injury.
A fire broke out last night in an unoccu
pied building, owned by DeLaittre & Bovey,
on Nicollet island. Before the department
reached the island the fire had been extin
guished by a pail of water. The damage is
about-$10,' and the origin of the blaze is un
Officer Hurt has been confined to his home
lor three weeks with a serious attack of in
flammatory rheumatism. Mrs. Hurt is now
dangerously ill, so that it will probably be
impossible for the officer to resume his duties
for perhaps weeks to come, and it would be
an evident hardship to have his pay roll
Btopped by the city council.
The following couples received marriage
lecenses yesterday: Charles Peterson and
Sophia Swanson; Andrew Moe and Paulina
A. Negaarden; Carl Ende and Augusta
Blume; John Andrew Phillips, Jr., and Erne
line Minor; George Ritter and Scholasteka
Wunderle; F. A. Huxman and Rosa Boe
hme; R. J. Cotton and Nettie L. Jordan.
Ladie/ interested in the coming school
election are requested to be present at the
meeting of the Woman Suffrage association
at 58 South Eighth street, Friday, March 7,
at 3 p. m., which will consider the obligation
of women to help elect the new members of
the school board as a duty which they owe
both to the city, themselves and their chil
W. H. Bryant, an employe In the whole
sale grocery house of W. G. Harrison & Co.,
is under arrest charged with stealing an
amount of goods from the store, valued at
$71. He was arraigned in the municipal
court yesterday afternoon, and his prelimi
nary examination was set for to-morrow.
In default of bonds in the sum of $500 he
was remanded to custody.
The case of William Smith, charged with
larceny, came up at 5:30 o'clock last evening
before Judge Koon and a jury. The pris
soner is indicted for stealing from Mr.
Snider, at the Quaidy hotel about three
months ago, two silver watches, $42 in
money and a bank check of $40. Detective
Gleason arrested him on the night of the rob
bery, and testified on behalf of the state last
evening. The case will be resumed to
The district court room was densely packed
yesterday by persons desirous of hearing the
trial of Edwards and Smith for highway rob
bery. The wife of Edwards and other female
witnesses in the case were present, but as the
county attorney wants to get more witnesses
for the prosecution the case did not come up
for hearing. The prisoners are "the tall and
the short men" who assaulted Julius Lieber
with rewolvers and relieved him of the valu
ables on his person.
A Globe reporter last evening made a
great discovery. lie ascertained the name
of the "mysterious prisoner" in the city lock
up, of whom mention has already been made
in these columns. The name of the captive
is William Martin, a fugitive from justice.
He is charged with committing forgery in
the "Hawkeye" state, and last evening
August Bowman, the sheriff of Clayton coun
ty, Iowa, came to the city to bring him back-
The sheriff will obtain the necessary papers,
and start back with his prisoner this after
r *At the meeting of the South Minneapollis
Business association last evening, new mem
bers were added, making the total sixty-four.
Officers were elected as follows: President,
Dr. Drew; first vice president, C. B. Tyrrell;
second vice president, Alderman Haugan;
secretary, Mr. Colburn; treasurer, A. C. Hau
gan; executive committee, L. Meldel, Stiles
Grav, John Lallv, N. S. Sjoberg.A. D. Libbv,
Nathan Roberts'C. T. Ernfight, T. A. Briody.
The executive committee was directed to
confer with the Milwaukee Railway company
relative to a wagon road across the short line
bridge. The subject of bridging the Minne
sota"was also brought up, discussed and re
ferred to the same committee.
Antou Hofner, a young fellow residing on
a farm near Hanover, Wright county, was
yesterdny brought to the city under arrest on
the charge of bastardy. Catherine Drainech,
the complainant, is 23 years of age and has
resided in Hennepin county for the last
thirteen years, except thirteen months dur
ing whieh she lived in Wright county as a
domestic. She gave birth to
her Illegitimate offspring on the 8th of last
December and charges Hofner with its pater
nity. The father of the girl does not believe
that Hofner is the guilty party, and from the
way the prisoner cried yesterday, it seems as
if he Is innocent. The case comes up this
morning in the municipal court, where he
will be defended by Col. Hicks.
Capt. Bable returned last evening from
Capt. Snyder and family left yesterday for
i harles Spreat, of Boston, bookkeeper of
the Nicollet National bank, is in the city.
S. J. Prentiss, of Toronto, Mo., past grand
high priest of the grand chapter of Royal
Arch Masons iu Minnesota—being formerly
located in Hokah, Minn. —is in this city. He
was a schoolmate of Mayor Ames.
[Before Judge Koon. |
State, vs. John Johnson, larceny of Watch
and chain valued at §45; verdict of guilty
and remanded to await sentence.
.State,vs. James Edwards, highway robbery;
motion for change of venue argued and de
State, vs. Bert Blake, lewd and lascivious
conduct 4, sentenced to three months' confine
ment in the Hennepin county jail.
State, vs. Peter Melchesideck, attempt to
burn the Straw Board company's mill; found
guilty of arson.
State, vs. Wm. Smith, larceny of watch
and chain aud S42 at Quaidy's hotel from
Edwin Snider; on trial.
[Before Judge Young.]
Coyendall Bros. vs. J. W. Ladd, defend
ant aud the Equitable Fire and Marine In
surance Co. garnishee, etc; on trial.
[Before Judge Lochren.J
James D. Bayer, respondent, vs. Simon
R. Spates, appellant: argued and submitted.
Jacob H. Rowell vs. Mary J. Kowell; argued
Gilpah I. Carlisle vs. Smith & Rosbach, et
Charlie Swenson, et al. vs. William Hun
ter, et al.; dismissed.
William D. Haycock vs. John W. Tousley.
Michael Pierro vs. St. Paul & Northern
Pacific Railway Co.
Mills & Linton vs. E. F. Moldenhauer &
Charles Sandhoff vs. Andrew J. Finnegan,
George R. Robin son vs. Mich ael Hartd
Same vs. Robert W. Cummings, et al.
Same vs. George Huld. et al,
NLW CASES AND PAPEHS FILED.
James H. Sinclair vs. Phillip McKenna;
complaint filed and action dismissed.
Caroline M. King vs. Philo Remington et
al.; complaint filed.
Leopeld Hirschvs. Julius Hilderbrandtand
August Wolff: same.
Charles P. Stevens vs. James C. McKee;
transcript filed and execution issued.
| Before Judge Ueland. |
Estate of Ole A. Helsen, deceased; order
appointing appraisers made.
Estate of Levi Butler, deceased; petition
for license to sell land filed; hearing
Guardianship of the Schott minors: peti
tion for settlement of guardian s] account
filed; hearing March 24.
Estate of Otto Lemke, deceased; petition
to prove will filed; hearing March 31.
[Before Judge Bailey.]
James Cole, vagrancy; committed ten
A. S. James; obtaining goods under false
Wm. H. Bryant, larceny of groceries from
H. G. Harrison & Co.; continued until to
morrow morning in §500 bonds; remanded
in default of the requisite bail.
THE MILLING INDUSTRY.
Weekly Review of the Flour Production in
There are no new features on the platform
to note, the monotony of low water and gen
eral dullness remaining unbroken. The
water power of last week averaged very fair
ly, and those mills in operation did passably
well; they did better than the mills whose
turn it is to run this week are liable to do.
There are some which run three days and
then change off with others, while a few run
a week at a time in changing about. The
flour production of last week was 60,900 bbls.
-10,000 bbls' per day—against 61,208
barrels the preceding week. Of this amount
the Pillsbury mills turned out fully 40 per
cent., using water power for about one half
of their product. The outlook Tuesday was
favorable for a decrease in the production
this week. On Monday and Tuesday the
water was extremely low, and the mills at
the lower end of the west side canal, being
in jangle and all trying to run at once,
were not able to do much of anything. But
late Tuesday a new arrangement was enter
ed into by these mills, whereby they take
turns with one another in running twenty
four hours. To-day (Wednesday) the stage
of water is considerably improved; and
the remainder of the week may turn ou
more favorably. The situation with the
flour trade is not changed, unless it be that
there is an improvement in the demand, ex
port inquiry being on the increase, while the
eastern demand is fair.
The following were the receipts at and
shipments from this city for the week end
ing March 4:
Wheat, bnshels 217,500 44,000
Flour, barrels 3,750 65,641
Millstuff, tons 69 1,771
Wheat, bushels 138,500 47,000
Flour, barrels 5,500 57,903
The wheat in store in Minneapolis eleva
tors (including the transfer) and mills, as
well as the stock at St. Paul and Duluth, is
shown in the appended table.
Mch. 5. Feb. 27.
In elevators, bus 2,559,828 2,609,000
1 mills 450,000 385,000
Total 3,209,828 2,994,000
Mch. 5. Feb. 27.
In elevators, bus 1,100,000 1,185,000
Mch. 3. Feb. 26.
In elevators, bus 2,413,783 2,412,389
Afloat 242,603 262,403
Total 8,656,886 2,674,742
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 1884.
A Lively Session of the City
The Police Committee Report that
they Met with a Snag.
A Spirited Debate—The Motor Line Wants
an Extension of Time.
A regular session of the city council was
held last evening, with President Pillsbury
in the chair. The meeting was productive of
the transaction of a large amount of business,
A large number of communications and
petitions were received and referred to
THE MOTOR EXTENSION".
An ordinance amending the ordinance re
voking all authority given for the use of
steam on First street and on First ave
nue south, extending the time from April 1,
1884 to July 1, 18S4, for the purpose of giv
ing the company an opportunity of securing
other motive power. Referred to the com
mittee on railroads, after first reading.
A communication from his honor the
mayor was read and placed on file.
To the Honorable City Council.
Gentlemen: Tou recently ordered your
committee on police to make an investigation
into the affairs of the police department. The
committee at one of its subsequent sessions,
shut the city hall janitor out, and summoned
among others two officers then on duty
to appear before them. The officers very
properly declined to leave their posts of duty
without orders from their superior officers.
The matter was referred to me, whereupon I
addressed a communication to the
committee informing them that there
was discipline among members of the po
lice force and that if they would send me
the names of policemen they desired to ex
amine, I would have the details made. I
was then informed by the committee that
they intended to examine all the policemen
and asking me to have five or six at each
session. The first detail consisted of the
mayor, chief of police and the captains.
When we meet the committee at the next
meeting of that honorable body, I was in
formed that they had decided to hold secret
sessions and that no one save members of
the council would be allowed to be present
except the witness being examined. I told
them I did not know they were holding secret
sessions except from hearsay, and that such
star chamber proceedings were only indulged
in by grand juries; that the men on the
police force had their reputations as citizens
and officers, at stake in the sweeping charges
that had been made, with no opportunity for
defense, against the statements that
might be made by ex-policemen
who had been dismissed and who
were seeking for revenge, unless
the committee would allow their representa
tive to be present, that these men had been
appointed officers by the mayor, who was in
duty bound to defend them, if they were in
the right, and dismiss or reprimand them if
they were in the wrong.
The request was denied, whereupon I
issued an order for none of the police force
to appear before the honorable committee
until I could communicate with the city
I desire in this connection to state that I
am in favor of thorough and searching in
vestigation into the workings of all depart
ments of the city whenever ordered
by the city council, and while I remain the
executive I will do all in my power to aid you
or your committees in hunting down wrong
and vindicating the honest and faithful ser
vices of city officials. I know of nothing in
connection with the police department that I
would not gladly make public if good were to
result. Officers in learning to discharge
their important duties have blundered and
made mistakes, which have been investigated
before the mayor and reprimands adminis
tered. If any good would re
sult these cases could be made pub
lic. Most of them were in
connection with discipline of officer-dikede
portment and the men arraigned are now
among the best policemen on the force. Tf
your honorable body desires to continue the
police investigation throug!* the approaching
local campaign,and will do it in the interests
of the public on the broad gauge and with
wide-open plan, I will consent, and hope to
be able to vindicate the men of a department
that I believe to be, as a whole, second to
none other in the country. Very respectfully
your ob't servant,
A. A. Ames, Mayor.
The committee on police then submitted a
report reviewing the situation similar to the
above, and explaining that serious obstacles
had been met with in the opposition of the
Aid. Waitt moved that the report be re
ceived and placed on file.
Aid. Glenn hoped if the report was received
the committee would be discharged. The
report shows that the committee had done all
in its power to accommodate his honor, the
mayor. I believe we have done all that any
committee can do and all that any man can
ask. Without authority to compel the mem
bers of the police force to testify, it is im
possible to do anything further. There are
members of the force who have
voluntarily told. members of the
committee that if they could
testify secretly, they would be pleased to give
important information. These men would
not testify-in the presence of the mayor. I
am charged with bringing about this investi
gation, but I do not believe there is a mem
ber of this council who believes this allega
tion. I will ask the alderman who offered
the resolution to explain my connection, and
while I do not wish to shirk any duty, I think
it may be for the interests of our city if the
investigation is to be prosecuted farther, to
substitute some other alderman in my
Aid. Haugan—I would like to ask the city
attorney what power the council has in this
City Attorney—I cannot find that the coun
cil has any authority • which has not been al
ready relegated to the committee.
Aid Waitt—I move that the report be
placed on file, and the duties of the commit
tee relative to the investigation be discharged.
Aid. Andrews opposed the motion. He
wished to hear what the committee had really
Aid. Johnson explained as one of the mem
bers of the committee, that he thought it
would not be expedient to adopt the motion.
The committee had actually got possession of
certain facts, which it is for the interest of the
council to know, and he also had
found out that there were other avenues of
obtaining important testimony from outside
of the police department. The committee
can get information from the police force de
spite his honor, the mayor, if it is not to be
made public, but not one member of the
police department will testify when he knows
his head will be cut off by the mayor.
Alderman Waitt said he had made the
motion at the suggestion of the chairman of
the committee, but- if it was the desire to
continue the investigation he would not in
sist upon his motion, but if it was an election
ring dodge it was certainly pretty small busi
Ald.Glenn wished the council to understand
that no politics entered into the investiga
tion. It has been agreed by every mem
ber of the council that no report shall be
made until after election, so that not a man
can charge us with runnicg a political dodge
Aid. Lawrence, stated that as he had in
troduced the original motion, he wished to
explain that he had never had any connec
tion with Aid. Glenn previous to his intro
ducing there solution.
After some further discussion it was voted
that the report be placed on file and the com
mittee instructed to continue its investiga
NEW TELEGRAPH COMPANY.
An ordinance granting privileges and
franchise to the Chicago & Northwestern
Telegraph company was given its first read
ing and referred to the committee on ordi
nances, and the ordinance presented by the
Rapid Transit Telegraph company was taken
from the table and also referred to the com
mittee on ordinances.
citt officers' report.
Comptroller Hill reported that he had ex
amined the books and accounts of the super
intendent of the water works and found that
the receipts were $72,518.11, and paid to city
treasurer $71,649.40. Placed on file.
Engineer Rinker submitted a statement
and plan showing the location of the abut
ment walls and the proportions of the re
taining walls to be built by the railroad com
pany in the construction of the Washington
avenue viaduct between Seventh and Tenth
avenues south. The contract was referred to
the committee on railroads.
Chief Engineer Stetson presented a protest
against further favorable action respecting
the ordinance granting a franchise to the so
called Rapid Transit Telegraph and Telephone
company upon the ground that he was of the
opinion that the ordinance was simply a
scheme to get in possession of a franchise
which might be of value to sell to some other
telegraph company. He also urged that
stringing more wires in the streets and alleys
would necessarily result detrimentally to the
efficacy of the fire department.
judges of election.
For the coming municipal election the fol
lowing polling places and judges of election
were fixed upon:
First Precinct —Polling place at Germania en
gine house. Judges—Chas. Thielen, Job. Marcoe,
T. M. Bohen.
Second Precinct—Polling place at the waiting
room of the Minneapolis • Street Railway com
pany corner of Monroe street and Broadway.
Judges—E. F. Comstock, J. C. Stirling, Michael
Third Precinct—Polling place at the store of
Peter Keller on Adams street. Jndges—H. E.
Blaisdell, A. R. Chesley and Robert Irving.
Fourth Precinct—Polling place at the Central
Avenne hotel. Judges—Chas. Harris, Joseph
Morrells and F. W. Lund.
First Precinct—Polling place at Cataract en
gine house. Judges—G. E. Mora, Solou Arm
strong and W. H. Dunn.
Second Precinct—Polling place at corner of
University and Sixth avenues southeast.
Judges—T. C. Andrews, Charles A. Coe and
First Precinct—Polling place at the stable of
the Minneapolis Street Railway company, on
Washington avenue, between Seventeenth and
Eighteenth avenues north. Judges—II. Hein,
Thomas Fegan, Charles Hoag.
Second Precinct—Polling place at Gow's pop
manufactory, No. 123 Plymouth avenue. Judges
—Matt Gross, A. Eichhorn, Geo. Loffert.
Third Precinct—Polling place at Turner hall.
Judges—C. C. Ilashow, Henry Rippe and Chas.
First Precinct—Polling place at the hose house
No. 3. Judges—N. H. Geeston, P. M. Wood
man, N. S. Dickerson.
□ Second Precinct—Polling place atjSweeet's
drug store, corner of Western avenue and
Twelfth street. Judges—G. S. Cleveland, i. G.
McFarlane, Louis Meldorf.
Third Precinct—Polling place at Springster's
store, corner of Tenth street and Hennepin ave
nue. Judges—J. J. Ankeny, H. C. Morse, Wm.
Fourth Precinct—Polling place at the hose
house No. 2. Judges—C. T. Corneman, C.
Domor, J. T. Bowdish.
First Precinct—Polling place at Geo. W. Lib
by's office, 242 Second avenue south. Judges—
Sam. Barlow, E. Worthingham and J. H. Clark.
Second Precinct—Polling place Twelfth street
hose house. JudgeB—Geo. A. Pillsbury, Geo. F,
Smith, Geo. F. Welles.
Third Precinct—Polling place at the
street car waiting room on
Chicago avenue between Nineteenth and Frank
lin avenues. Judges—J. W. Parker, J. H. Stevens
and Isaac Fawcett.
Fourth Precint—Polling place at engine house,
corner of Third street and Sixth avenue, south.
Judges—Chas. W. Moore, J. W. Wiggins, J. W.
First Precinct—Polling place, No. 3 hose house.
Judges—Joseph Holscher, A. Seigman, A. C.
Second Precinct—Polling place at residence of
Ole Bvorum, 1,622 Franklin avenue. Judges—
F. L. Bachelder, P. J. Cullerham, F. L. Marble.
Third Procinct—Polling place at Lamy's gro
cery store, corner Riverside avenue and Fifth
street. Judges—Matt Walsh. C. Hilstadt. F.
Fourth Precinct—Polling place at Franklin
avenue hose house. Judges-^-L. Swenson, John
Mcllroy and Walter McCullough.
First Precinct—Polling place at Atkins Bros.'
tailor shop, 2,445 Bloomingtou avenue. Judges—
A. S. Normberg, W. J. Moore and H. A. Gerrish.
Second Precinct—Polling place Libby's store,
corner of Lake street and Minnehaha avenue.
Judges—E. Bnrnell, N. A. Roberts and Phineas
First Precinct—Polling place at J. W. Ton
sley's hardware store, corner of Nicollet avenue
and Twenty-nhith street. Jndges of election—A.
Lawrence, A. D. Chestnut and James Tripp.
Second Precinct—Polling place at meat market
corner of Hennipin avenue and Lake street.
Judges—Q. W. Cooley, W. G. Teller and M. L.
Upon motion of Aid. Parker it was voted
that when the council adjourn it be until
The matter of the re-assessment of the
public property of the city was reported by
the committee on ways and means, and the
committee on public buildings was instruct
ed to complete the same.
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Proccedings of the Monthly Session Held
Yesterday—New Members — Spicy Session
—The Transit Troubles Ventilated.
The monthly session of the Chamber of
Commerce was held yesterday.
The following names were reported favor
ably by the committee on membership. W.
H. Eu'stis, J. H. Martin, Webb VanSlyke, C.
E. Stephenson, J. W. Sullivan, L.H. Lovejoy,
J. G. Lawrence, H. C. Gage, W. H. Landis,
Albert H. Leaton and C. M. Harrington and
the applicants were elected.
The special committee to whom had been
referred the matter of establishing a foreign
agency to bring capital to this section, ac
cording to the memorial passed some time
ago, recommended that no agent be employ
ed at preeent, although the company .was in
favor of the plan suggested. The report was
The special committee on transit presented
the following report:
To the Honorable President, Board of Direc
tors and Members of the Chamber of Com
Dear Sirs—We, the committee appointed
by your honorable body to investigate the
matter of freight rates on wheat, would re
spectfully submit the following report as the
result of our labor:
First,—We addressed ourselves to the fol
lowing roads under date of 21st of February,
1884, the St, Paul, Minneapolis <fc Omaha,
through F. B. Clarke, general traffic man
ager ; the M. & St. L. through W. H. Trues
dale, vice president; the C, M. «fe St. P.
through J. C. Boyden, general northwestern
freight agent, asking for an equitable local
tariff on wheat, one that would compare fav
orably with roads leading into this point,
which have their terminus here, with the fol
We have received from F. B. Clark, gen
eral traffic manager of the St. P., M. «t N.,
under date of the 25th of February, a local
tariff from all points on their western divis
ion. We have received from J. A. Hanley,
general freight agent of the M. <s St. L.,
under date of February 27, a local tariff from
stations on line of this road. We have re
ceived from J. C. Boyden, general north
western freight agent of the C. M. &. St. P.,
under date of March 8, only a genend mile
age tariff rate from all points on their line,
after having been given assurance that we
should have a local tariff rate on the H. & D.
division. Tour committee would further
say: We have done all in our power to have
rates reduced to compare favorably with
roads having their terminus here, with the re
sults above mentioned. While we feel that
we have not accomplished the desired re
sults, we do not feel that we have
placed matters in such a shape that this
chamber may assert itself and respectfully
ask for a reduction of these rates from the
roads above mentioned. In view of the above
facts, the committee respectfully tender this
report to your honorable body, and ask for
its acceptance and our discharge.
[Signed] T. A. Sammis,
E. B. Andrews,
£. B. KlRKBRIDE,
H. W. Holmes.
The report-was accompanied by a schedule
of rates, exhibiting the fact, which may be a
matter of surprise to most readers, that the
rates were from two to five cents higher on
the Minneapolis & St. Louis than on the
Manitoba, the Omaha rates from two to
seven cents, and the Milwaukee road from
two cents up to double the amount.
The report was accepted and the com-
mittee instructed to continue its investiga
tion. Mr. Kirkbride stated that the com
mittee could not go any further without spe
cific instructions from the chamber. He
urged that the chamber pass resolutions
giving expression to its opinion and posi
Mr. Bishop was ol the opinion that the
Milwakee road showed bad faith. He thought
the report should be indorsed and the road
be asked to make good the promise.
After a warm discussion Mr. Linton
moved that the committee be permitted to
employ competent counsel and inquire into
the rights of the chamber, and the motion
was carried when an adjournment was had.
Col. King's Suit.
Col. Wm. S. King and wife have brought
suit against Phil. Remington, et al., of New-
York, to recover the property known in the
colonel's more prosperous days as Lyndale.
He deeded the propertv. some 1,500 acres to
secure a loan of S300,000. The growth of
Minneapolis has made the property worth a
millon, or more, and as the Remingtons
loDg since sold enough to pay the debt, Col.
King now sues for the remainder, which will
make him comfortable if he secures it.
Equity seems to clearly demand his success
and that peculiar institution known as the
law ought to give it to him.
A Severe Accident.
Yesterday afternoon as J. H. McNally was
oiling machinery in the St. Anthony mill,
his right hand got entangled in a rapidly re
volving belt and before he could extricate it
the arm was terribly mangled, the greater
portion of the muscles being lacerated and
torn off so that amputation of the baud may
be necessary. The victim of the
6ad accident had quite a narrow escape from
being drawn into the machinery and meet
ing a horrible death. He was brought to the
office of Dr. Ames where he exhibited much
nerve while under treatment. The injured
•man has numerous friends in the city who
will be sorry to hear of this catastrophe.
M. Openheimer, the clothier, has gone east to
purchase his spring stock.
Van Dusen & Co. report the grain receipts for
the past month very light.
It is hoped the Methodist church building will
be ready for dedication in two weeks.
nenry Schuster is being talked of as the pros
pective Democratic candidate for mayor.
Chas. C. Willson has returned from Mantor
ville, where he has been attending court.
The individual who was suspected of stealing a
codfish from Parker's grocery, denies the accu
Mr. Sanborn, mail agent on the Northwestern
railroad from Winona to Chicago, has located his
family in Rochester.
S. G. Cobb of this city has graduated from
Hahneman medical college at Chicago. He came
home this week, and will locate temporarily at
G. W. Van Dusen & Co. have arrested a man
in Dodge county, named William Ricks, for
forging a wheat ticket. He will be tried at Man
A little boy named Quick, whose father and
mother was killed in the cyclone, fell dead in his
uncle's door-yard Sunday afternoon. The imme
diate cause of his death is not known. He had
not fully recovered from injuries received in the
storm, and it is supposed his death was the re
sult of the wounds.
The board of county commissioners are in
The Omaha road has not missed a single
train between St. Paul and this city, and is
now open to Sioux Falls and Sioux City,
Some thirteen bridge men awaited the
opening of the bids for the Good Thunder
bridge to-day and twelve of them took the
swearing train this evening.
Work upon the foundation of the new
block under process of construction by John
F. Meagher is progressing finely. It is to be
fifty by eighty, two stories high aud . base
ment, will be used for mercantile purposes,
and will be built of Mankato brick aud stone.
The award for the building of the wrought
iron Pratt truss bridge, over the Blue Earth,
at Good Thunder, this county, was to-day
made to P. E. Lane, bridge builder, No. 177
La Salle street, Chicago, at $5,100. It rests
upon piers already built, and is to be a single
span of 194 feet.
Tne hate Judge Waite.
The funeral obseques of the late Judge
Franklin H. Waite, whose decease upon
Tuesday appeared in the Globe of yesterday,
will take place to-day at 2 p. m. Judge
Waite was born in Windham county, Ver
mont, in February, 1S13, but removed with
his family to Jamestown, N. B., when but
three years old. He began the study of
law at twenty, with his father, who was
a very able attorney of his~iday.
He was admitted by the supreme court
three years later, and began at once a very
successful career as a lawyer. Ten years
later he was appointed a judge of the court of
common pleas, which position he held until
the court was abolished by law.
In I860 he removed to Mankato, Minn.,
with his family, where he began the practice
of law and became at once a leading attor
ney. In 1867 he was elected state senator
and served his district with zeal, integrity
aud ability. Two years later he was elected
judge of the sixth judicial district, in which
there was but one Democratic county, and
wherein he had the support of but one news
In 1874, suffering considerable incon
venience from the effects of Bright's disease
of the kidneys, he resigned from the bench
and was persuaded by his friends to make
the cauvass for congress against Mr. Dun
nell, then seeking a re-eleetion. Mr. Dun
nell was elected after a most laborious and
heroic canvass, by about 2.000 of his 10,000
usual majority, Judge Waite carry
ing his (Blue Earth) county by
over 1,100 majority which had an
actual opposite majority of a number of hun
dreds. He was noted for his strong per
sonal eharacter, his ability as a lawyer and
jurist, his candor and truthfulness as a poli
tician and for his fearless, manly
independence in the support of what he
deemed honest and right. He was an un
compromising Democrat in politics, though
a strong union man during the war and pres
ident of the Mankato Union league. He
leaves a wife, a son and a daughter and a
host of personal friends to mourn his death,
who have all learned to appreciate his un
compromising integrity of character, his
ability and worth.
A Kick on Taxes.
[Detroit Free Press.]
There came into the City Treasurer's office
the other day a woman who desired to pay
her city taxes, and she patiently stood hold
ing some money in her hand until a clerk
informed her that the amount was $26.15.
"It can't be!
"Ob, yes, it is."
"But last year I only paid 211"
"Yes, but taxes are higher this year."
"For what reason?"
"Well, the Fire Department has had an in
"Suppose it has! Am I a fireman? Has my
house ever been on fire? Don't I keep insur
ed so as to get the worth of my house if it
should burn?" There can't no Fire Depart
ment increase my taxes, and don't you pre
"But the Police Department estimates are
"A snap for the police! Didn't a rascal
break into my house in broad daylight and
steal $7? Have I ever been arrested? Do I
want any one arrested? And if I did, would
there be a blue-coat within a mile of the spot?
I'll not pay one cent for the police!"
"And you know the city bought Belle Isle
for a park?"
"What's that to me? Was I ever up there?
Am I ever going? If I did go, wouldn't the
boat blow up or the wharf break down, or I'd
lose my purse or get a terrible cold t The
back yard up home is park enough for me,
and I'm a woman who can't be cajoled."
"But you'll have to pay the tax."
"Never, Here's the $21, and if you don't
take it I'll walk out and calmly wait for a
"I can't take less than the full amount."
"Very well, sir. If you were Nero him
self I wouldn't pay it! I'm a woman who
drove a two-horse team to California and
back, and you can't scare me for shucks!''
News Gleanings and Points Specially
Collected and Forwarded by Tele
graph to the Daily Globe.
[Fargo Special Telegrams, March 5, to the St.
A Black Hills Railroad.
There have been intimations for some
time past of a new railroad scheme on foot
with Fargo as its central point, in which
many of the capitalists and leading citizens
of the county were interested. The articles
of corporation were completed yesterday and
forwarded to the secretary of the territory for
certificates. The title of the corporation is
the Duluth. Fargo «fc Black Hills Railroad
company, which proposes to build an
air line from Fargo, through the counties of
Barnes, Lamoure, Logan, Simmons, the In
dian reservation Schnasse, Reiuhart. Choteau,
Delano, Butte and Lawrence, crossing the
Missouri at Fort Yates, and thence mi au air
line to the hills, an estimated distance of 450
miles from Fariro. The incorporators are
Jacob Lowell, Jr., M. L. Shattuck, A. C.
Batchelor, G. R. Foley, J. C. Gell, J. B.
Folsom, Geo. P. Wilson, Samuel Mars, Jas.
Watson, W. A. Kindred, and G. J.
Kissner. It is stated that Mr. Foley,
the heavy railroad contractor, has agreed to
construct fifty miles of the road this year.
The gentlemen concerned in the project in-
Jtend, as soon as practicable, to secure arti
cles of incorporation for the extension to
Duluth, by way of Leech lake, and the head
waters of the Mississippi reservoir system.
The road will run through a i;<>od farming
country this side of the Missouri and the cat
tic district beyoud. The incorporators are
all substantial citizens and give confidence
to what they undertake.
The Prohibition Convention.
The prohibition convention held two ses
sions to-day aud adjourned subject to call.
Provision was made for a permanent central
organization with subsidiary local alliances,
in all the towns of north Dakota. Aside from
general organized effort for the suppression
in the traffic in intoxicating liquors the chief
aim was to be to secure prohibition when a
state was formed. The convention was not
largely attended but much earnestness was
Dakota and .Mantana Notes.
Montana has nine lodges of the Knights of
Pythias and they are praying for a grand
Preparations are being made for an early
spring of the branch railroad to the Yellow
stone National park.
The Sun at Sun River in Montana, is a
new paper. The first copy was printed upon
satin aud sold at §75.
Gary, which calls itself the "gate city of
Dakota," thinks its prosperity would be great
ty promoted by a creamery in its midst.
It is expected that excursion trains of land
and city lot seekers, will be run from St.
Paul to Bismarck for §10 the round trip.
La Moure expects that the Burlingtou, Ce
dar Rapids ifc Northern railroad will be ex
tended from AVorthington to Bismarck. 800
miles, this season, and cross the James at
It is said that the Northern Pacific has 100
cars of emigrant goods already contracted
to haul to Lamoure, and this is thought to be
but the first drop of the big shower coming
to the little city of the lower James.
Stock in the Musselshell region in Mon
tana is said to be doing well, and in good
condition, despite the recent severe weather.
The wind blew the ridges bare of snow, and
cattle had little difficulty in obtaining food.
N. F. King, one of the most popular sing
ers and youug business men of Fargo, leaves
to-day for Duluth to accept an important
position. He will be a great loss to the
social, musical and religious circles of Fargo.
It is said that the new cheek system intro
duced upon some Dakota railroads is not
very popular as the banks will not cash
them unless the men are idcutitied by re
sponsible parties, which are difficult to ob
Moorhead has organized a board of trade
that seems to have a good deal more vigor
and life than the similar body in Fargo, and
if the place does not creep up on the blind
side of its bigger neighbor it will not be the
fault of this orgauization.
The Bad Lands Cow Boy says that the losses
of the Marquis de Mores on sheep have been
greatly overestimated, and that §5.000 will
cover them. It says a mistake was made in
shipping them there late in the fall, and
making no provision for shelter.
Quite a delegation of young men of Fargo
leave for the Coeur d'Alene mines to-day.
They are of the age when enthusiasm effer
vesces, and any of them would feel insulted
at a doubt that before another winter they
can charter special trains of palace coaches
to return in. But they have pluck and in
dustry aud may draw prizes in the golden
lottery of the Idaho hills.
It is stated that work will begin in April
on the James River Valley railroad, and that
sixty days will place the entire line from
Jamestown to Ordway in the hands of the
tn.ek layers. Much of the iron has already
been purchased. That valley wiil get a big
share out of the migration the coming sea
son, ami it is certainly a very desirable sec
tion for new comers.
The entire bar of Stutsman county, of
which Jamestown is the metropolis, have pe
titioned the president to appoint Geo. P.
Flannery judge of the new Judicial circuit to
be created in north Dakota. He is good ma
terial for the post, but it looks a little previ
ous to ask the appointment of an office not
yet created, especially in view of the proverb
ial slowness of the president in making se
lections for any position.
A well-iuformed gentleman who returned
from the Cceur d'Alene mines this week
states that the number flocking to the new
Eldorado is increasing every day, but the
great depth of snow and the difficult passage
of the trails make prices there extravagant
ly high, and the mining districts are desti
tute of many of the essentials to health and
comfort. The exposure and lack of proper
accomrnodatkms and conveniences are caus
ing a great deal of sickness and suffering.
The Livingston Tribune says: Last wei?k
a band of Crows, under Plenticoos, arrived
in Billings with about seventy ponies, which
they had recaptujed from some horse thieves.
Four white men ran off about 100 ponies
from the agency, near Stillwater. Plenticoos
followed them, and overtook them at Pole
Creek near the mouth of the Musselshell, and
stole off their ponies and the white men's al
so. They had a notion to kill the whites,
but mercifully refrained. The Indians
seemed in high glee over their prowess in
outwitting the white thieves, and setting
The MissOula county Times says the block
ade last week between Heron and Trout
Creek, on the Northern Pacific, was the
severest of the winter, and, so far as known,
was the most troublesome and expensive in
removing that the company has ever experi
enced. The snow was not drifted much, but
an enormous quantity fell, and of a wet,
heavy character. Between the points men
tioned it was from two feet thick to five or
six. and so wet that it rolled up in great, hard
masses before the snow plows. A dozen en
gines and some three hundred men were
employed on this side, and it is presumed
that the force working at the west end was
about as large.
The Medora Cow Boy is confident that the
Marquis de Mores, who has gone to Wash
ington, in the interest of the matter will suc
ceed in making the leading over
land route to the Polach hills start from that
point. It says: There is an abundance of
wood and water and the route as a whole is a
model one,better even than the old Bismark-
Deadwood route except for the few hills en
countered before leaving the bad lands.
Mail statiOnsjhave been picked out and the
petitions have been forwarded to Washing
ton. By this time probably, they have
official sanction. They are three in number,
the first at Grand river, Billings county; the
second at Moreau, Harding county and the
third at Belle, Butte county.
Uncle Jeff Smith, a staunch farmer in the
Jim river valley, gives this statement, whlcl
may be regarded as a fair average of that
section: ''I have raised three crops—mostlj
wheat and oats. My best average of wheat
has been twenty-six bushels and the lowest
fifteen; best of'oats seventy-five, lowest forty
five. The average yield of wheat in Michi
gan is twelve bushels, or three bushels under
my minimum yield. Altogether I like the
climate better than any other. California
would suit better in the winter, but the sum
mers in Dakota are really delightful. The
winters are no more severe than in Michigan
or New York. As for fuel, it will graduallj
become cheaper as we discover coal at homei
grow timber and get lower freight rates."
This, from the Steele Herald, is about th«
way the matter is looked at in North Dakota:
If any other name than North Dakota ia
given to that portion of the territory lying
north of the forty-sixth parallel, there will be
such a howl go up from this section that it
will make the congressmen at Washington
fairly shivtv in their boots. If there is to be
a change of name as a result of division, our
friends of the south half will find that their
northern neighbors will vote agaiust division
almost to a man. The name of North
Dakota is onra, and what is ours we intend
to keep. Our section bus made Dakota what
it is, aud we are not going to be cheated out
of onr hard-earned laurels. North Dakuta it
is, and North Dakota it should remain.
The question has been raised at La Mourej
in regard to the right of Mr. Moon, preslJ
dent of the town board, to hold otlice afte|
filing upon a claim in Dickey county. H«J
held that he remained a resident of La Mourj
till he actually moved to his homestead, tin
law or ruling giving six months to get 01
the land. A different view was had by mos|
of the people there, aud legal advice is being
had. Attory Roberts, of Fargo, advises then)
that in his opinion Mr. Moon maj
lose his claim if he continues tc
hold the office, but he can decide,
his place of residence. The committee of
the board of trade report that he cannot hold
the Office. It should not be presumed, how
ver. that they all want his position. They
wish to settle a question of some interest in
Dakota. It has been the practice here for
persons who have not gone to their claims
before the expiration of six months to vote
at elections. The ease will probably be taken
to the courts for decision.
There is a great deal of rejoicing at New
Tacoma over the information from New York
that the Northern Pacific will complete the
line from Wallula junction to that place this
season. This will boom the place immense
ly. There is much dissatisfaction in the ter
ritory with the failure of congress to provide;
the desired light houses aud harbor improve
ments on the sound. The Ledger says: The
only way for Washington territory to get her
deserts is to shutllc oil' this martal coil of ter
ritorial Independence, don the habiliment*
of Btatehood, and send three men to Wash
ington who can n<>t only talk and talk well,
but who can vote. Then we shall have light
houses and postoffice buildings as well as a
customhouse. Bpeedthedaj when the state
of Tacoma shall supercede the territory of
If there is anything which the true Dako
tiau is not able to believe possible of the fer
tilizing and Inspiring climate of this section
it has not been recorded. It has been re
lated that farther down the Red, toward
Manitoba, a man married a divorced widow
and before the wedding feast was eaten she
was the mother of three bouncing boys.
Some rive mouths ago a fair and refined
appearing young lady, a Sunday school
teacher, and singer iu a church in a state
east of Dakota, came to Fariro and
led a very retired lift1 at an institution where
the ills of the Iranian system are cared for.
About three mouths since a young and high
toned business man of the same place, a
teacher in the same Sunday shool visited
Fargo and called upon his lady friend. A
preacher was summoned ami the marriage.
ceremony performed. Already an heir has
come to bless and cheer their wedded life.
Here is where remarks about the climate
might come, althougb when they shortly re
turn to their home, and Sunday school, they
may fail to give it credit. The marriage
ceremony was not performed iu a church,
and no names have been published.
This statement by the Lisbon Clipper will
give eastern readers a very corree* idea of the
north Dakota winter:
In December we look for sleighing, which
in north Dakota we are very rarely disap
pointed iu. Toward Christmas the weather
grows colder, the days shorter, and the win
ter is thoroughly set in. It is perfectly dry
continuing through the months of January,
February and March,with just snow enough
to afford splendid sleighing for the farmer to
do his teaming, get up his summer's wood,
and haul his hay and grain to market. It is
true that nearly every winter we experience
two or three cold snaps and perhaps the
thermometer may register as low as forty
degrees, but this extreme is rarely
reached. The much talked of blizzards do
make us friendly calls semi-occasionally; but
they are nothing more or less than the genu
ine old snow storm of the east. They last
but a day or a night and the sun rises agaiu
in the morning in all his majesty, shooting
his cheery rays through the windows iu every
Dakota cottage. Seldom if ever do we see a
snow-ball made owing to dryness of the
snow. No rains, no thaws from the time it
freezes up till spring, which comes upon ua
in a night. What do the people do in the
winter- Why, they are the most leisurely
class of people in the world.
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