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ST. PAUL NEWS.
ST. PAUL'S PROGRESS.
Annual Report of President
Sanborn to the Cham
ber of Commerce.
A Highly Gratifying Record
For the Past Twelve
Growth of Our Wholesale Trade and
Our Business Buildings Equal to Those of
Any Other Sletropolis.
The Auguries of the Future—A Few Per
At the regular meeting of the Board of Di
rectors os the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce
held last Monday morning, the president,
Gen. Johu B. Sanborn, ' presented the fol
lowing annual address:
Gentlemen of the Board of Directors:
The year has been one of unprecedented
activity, and wc hope, of unprecedented
usefulness of this organization.
The modification of our by-laws in such
manner as would authorize you to raise
means to purchase a suitable building site
and construct a chamber of commerce build
ding; reorganization under these amended
by-laws; securing perpetual member
ships and providing means to
purchase a building site; con
sideration an adoption of plans for the new
building; forming and giving expression to
a proper public sentiment in regard to local
and public improvements, and the best time
and manner of their construction; careful
examination of the general plans and policy
of the federal government in making im
provements to cheapen transportation of
commodities between tbe various seaports
and the interior of our continent, by extend
ing and improving the navagable water ways
of the country; giving whatever of aid was
possible to assist the proper officers to reduce
tbe expenses of the city government to the
lowest point consistent with due
protection to person and property, with
a view to diminish the rate of tax
ation ; giving suitable tone and emphasis to
the great event of the decade in the north
west; the completion and opening to traffic
of the Northern Pacific railroad from this
city to the navigable waters of the Pacific
ocean, and giving due publicity to such ex
pression in connection with a history of our
vast grow—i and present condition; raising
and forwarding money and other substantial
aid to the many sufferers by extraordinary
storms —constitutes some of the matters
which, in addition to the minor details of
business attended to at all your regular
meetings, have received your attention the
It will demonstrate your public spirit, as
Well as that of our people generally, to refer
to the fact that, in our memberseip of the
board of directors of 42, of which a majority
of all is necessary to transact business, and
under by-laws requiring a meeting every
Monday morning at 9 o'clock, a quorum
aas responded at the roll call of that board
>n every Monday morning of the year,
aiuch men deserve success and fortunate is
the city that includes them among her citi
The financial operations of the chamber
were much larger In 1883 than for any pre
vious year, but were attended with no fric
tion or trouble. The receipts from all sources
not including money raised for charitable
purposes, were as follows, viz:
Fines $ 62 00
Rents 1,5:18 24
Annual membership 1,055 00
Perpetual membership 9,800 00
First call of 50 per cent of bonds of
perpetual members 19,000 00
Old paper sold 4 13
Aggregate receipts S 31,459 37
The disbursements for the same period
have been as follows, viz:
Indebtedness paid $2,409 CO
Kent 1,000 00
Expenses other than salary 1,553 till
Salary of secretary 958 89
For real estate (building site) 25,000 00
Building account 187 50
Laeving cash on hand (in bank) 410 09
The estimated amount required to meet
all the demands upan the chamber the cur
rent year are as follows, vis:
Expenses of the Chamber, including
the salary of the secretary $ 3,000 00
Bent for present premises 1,200 00
For construction of new building 100,000 00
The estimated resources for 1884 are as
Annual memberships.... $ 2,000 00
Perpetual membership assessments.. 1,000 00
Rents 1,500 00
Bonds agreed to be taken by present
perpetual members 34,000 00
First mortgage on building and site.. 50,000 00
Amount of deficit to be raised from
additional perpetual members, or
from additional bonds taken by the
present perpetual members 15,700 00
It is estimated by our building committee
that the rents of the new building will pay
interest on the entire cost of the property, all
repairs thereon and expenses of the same,
the ordinary expenses of the chamber and
leave at least three thousand dollars a year to
be used as a sinking fund to extinguish the
debt incurred to perpetual members and
others for money to purchase the site and
build the building.
The necessities of the chamber for the year
1884, will be large, as shown above, and will
no doubt be met with that public spirit and
liberality which is so characteristic of our
people, and which has done so much to make
this city the metropolis of the northwest.
The report of your secretary and commit
tee on statistics and publication, which is
herewith transmitted, is complete in the de
tails of our growth of population, in wealth,
in buildings and other improvements, and
replete with information concerning the past
growth and future prospects of the city, and
is commended for the careful examination
of all having any interest in our past history,
present condition or future deve lopment.
This report shows conclusively that the year
1883 was to St. Paul one of wonderful im
provement and prosperity. There was a
great increase in all branches
of business. The wholesale trade
reached $72,048,717, while this
branch in 1882 reached but $G6,62S,494. The
price of goods was much less in the latter
than the former year, so that the increase
greatly exceeds what is shown simply by the
value of goods sold. The increase in the
value of coal and iron sold is $1,469,666, and
in several other commodities is little less
striking. The number of wholesale houses
increased from 276 in 18S2 to 325 in 1883,
and the number of persons employed In this
business increased from 4,684 in 18S2 to 5,
815 in 1883.
The increase shown in manufacturing in
dustries by these statistics is no less strikiug
than that ofthe wholesale trade. The num
ber of manufacturing establishments in
creased from 694 in 18S2,to 758 In 1S83, and
the number of persons employed in this in
dustry increased from 12,267 in 1882 to 13,
979 in 1SS3, and the value of the products of
manufacture increased from §22,390,589 to
$25,885,471 in the same time.
The amount of capital shown to have been
invested In buildings during the year is §11.
938,950, whieli was exceeded by only three
cities of the United States, viz., New York,
Chicago aud Cincinnati. This capi
tal was so divided as to give us
about two miles of additional fronts of
business houses and eight miles of additional
fronts of residences. The death rate for the
year was only 11.05 to each one thousand of
population, which is less than the general
average of the state, and less than that of
any other city containing so large a popula
tion in the world.
Capital has been augmented to meet the
increasing demands of our growing com
merce and manufacturers, until the banking
capital and business of the city exceeds that
of all other cities and towns in the state of
Minnesota combined, making over $7,000,
000 of capital and surpus, with deposits ex
ceeding $12,000,000, and annual sale of
exchange reaching the enormous aggregate
The officers of our city have generally shown
zeal, ability and integrity in the discharge
of their respective duties, and although there
is room for improvement, as there always
must be while the infirmities of a human
nature remain, still we may congratulate our
selves that no city anywhere has a govern
ment better administered than St. Paul. The
debt has not yet reached more than 5 per
cent, of the fair valuation of the property of
the city subject to assessment and taxation,
although we have passed the point where ex
traordinary expenditures are required in aid
of railroads coming to the city, or to estab
lish and put in order a sewer
age system, or to purchase
and extend the operation of
a proper system to provide water for all parts
of the city, or 'to purchase school building
sites and buildings thereon, or to erectmany
costly new bridges over ravines, rivers and
streams. All these extraordinary expenses
have been incurred and paid for. The mat
ters which most demand and which are now
receiving the attention of the proper officers
of the city, are the extension of the sewerage
and water systems to the Fourth, Fifth and
Sixth wards, and replacing the old plank
sidewalks with stone on all our business
streets. Both public and private interest de
mand that a city of 100,000 people, transact
ing a business of more than $100,000,000
annually, should not tolerate to be disgraced
with such sidewalks on its business streets
The commercial and business character of
our people causes them to take a deep inter
est in all that pertains to the public welfare,
as thereby they become connected with the
general business of the country, and know
ing that one part of the same body cannot be
sound while another remains unsound. To
those in whose minds there still lingers a
recollection of the uncertainties, dangers and
losses attending all business transactions be
fore the war, resulting from an unsound and
inflated currency, issued by state banks,
chartered and doing business under as many
different systems as there were different
states, any suggestion of a radical change or
thought of abandonment of the present finan
cial policy and banking system of the federal
government, is nothing less than a menace
and threat of destruction to the business in
terests and prosperity of the country. The
financial and banking system of the nation
engendered by the dire financial necessities
of war, has proved an unmistakable blessing
to all the business men and interests of this
country, and should be preserved for all time
and looked upon by all classes as one of the
chief blessings transmitted to us from that
period of gloom and destruction. There is
still room for improvement there can be no
doubt, in some deiails, but when we con
sider the imperfections of human judgment
we must conclude that change is more likely
to be for the worse instrad of the better.
THE PAST TEAR.
The year just passed will always remain
one of the most memorable in the annals
of the city. It has witnessed the comple
tion of the new capitol building and new
opera house and the commencement of the
new million dollar hotel, new court house
and new chamber of commerce building.
To all this the mind instinctively connects the
completion of the Northern Pacific railroad,
which together make it a year never to be
forgotten. From it the city dates a new
era. The vast new and fertile regions
thereby opened to settlement and busi
ness all tributary to the navigable waters of
the Mississippi and to the commerce of
our city removes all limit to our growth
and development. The facilities for doing
business here are not surpassed anywhere.
Eight trains leave daily for Chicago and the
east; four for Manitoba and the northwest
independent ofthe Northern Pacific; two for
Portland, Oregon, and all Intermediate
points; four for the navigable waters of Lake
Superior; two for St. Louis, and not t less
than six for the west, southwest and south,
each carrying through cars to the commercial
and political capitals of all adjacent states
and territories, while the whole number of
passenger trains that run in and out
of the city daily Is 164. The Wis
consin Central, Minnesota & North
western, St. Paul Eastern, Grand Trunk,
Winona, Alma & Northern, Chicago, Bur
lington — Quinsy, and Chicago & Rock
Island are all taking steps to extend their
lines to this metropolis at an early day. The
Northern Pacific Railroad company, the St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railroad com
pany, the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Omaha Railroad company, each operating
long lines of completed road, have erected
buildings for their main offices in this city
and from them all the operations of their
lines of road are carried on.
It therefore seems proper that I should
give expression to a sentiment that must be
common to us all, that at no period has the
future of this city been so bright with prom
ises as now. It seems miraculous, even to
those who have stood by and watched and
participated in all the past events of its de
velopment, that, notwithstanding the great
financial crash of 1857, that in a single
mouth swept away all the wealth and much
of the growth of the first eight years of its
existence, and the exhausting and destruc
tive influences of the great rebellion and In
dian wars that came upon our people before
they had commenced to rally from the disas
ters of 1857, and which for five long years
continued to absorb all the energies of our
people, still in the short space of thirty-five
years there has grown up here the city of to
day. Thirty-five years ago no city, no rail
road, no street, no railway, no church, no
school, no home, nothing but earth, air and
water common to all and enjoyed only by
savage and uncultivated life. " To-day the
100,000 people, the §100,000,000 of business,
church edifices of magnificent structure and
proportions, the elegant school houses, the
mansion and residence, the comforts and re
finements of the highest type of civilized life.
With the growth of the last thirty-five
years before us under circumstances so ad
verse what may we not effect in the next
period of equal duration. All the country
about us, east, west, north and south, has, by
our railroad system, been connected with and
made tributary to us. This country, which
to-day is occupied by the pioneer settlers
which first entered it, must soon all be filled
up and cultivated by an intelligent and in
dustrious population. The wealth and pro
ducts of remote states and territories and the
commerce of distant continents will long ere
this period shall have passed, be poured Into
We see more growth and Increase in the
city in a single year now than in a whole
decade of its early history; we see a country
now tributary to its commerce and business
capable of supporting twenty times its | pres
ent population, and more new business and
interests keeping pace with and growing up
with all this surrounding country. All
things now conspire to maintain and enlarge
the present commercial and manufacturing
supremacy of the city and add to its business
and wealth till it shall have few superiors or
equals on this continent.
Covering- a Period of Twenty-five
Assistant Attorney-General E. F. Lane is
preparing the index for the balance of the
forthcoming published opinions of Attorney-
Generals Berry, Cole, Colvllle, Cornell, Wil
son, Stark and Hahn, which will cover a pe
riod of twenty-five years, and all of which
have been put in stereotype plate but those of
the past year, by the West Publishing com
pany. The opinions will be indexed under
tha respective subject heads on which they
treat, which will be classified together, and it
is expected that this valuable work will be
issed from the press as early as June next.
New Havex, Con., March 27. — Mrs.
Sherwood E. Stratton, mother or the late
Tom Thumb, died yesterday.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, FRIDAY MOKJVlJNlx, MAKCH _.8. _»»_.
A Sample Case as Developed Before
the Board of Control
The board of directors of the alms house
and hospital met yesterday and issued a
number of orders for wood and provisions.
About the only case of interest was that of
Wm. and Frank Reich, residing with their
mother on Charles street. The boys are
aged respectively nineteen and twenty-two
years, and their mother has recently been an
inmate of tee hospital for the insane at St.
They applied for relief on the grounds
that they were not able fo take care of her,
and the case presents some very peculiar
features. The youngest boy, William, stat
ed that he was making $10 per month and
that he found this sum inadequate to provide
for the wants of himself and mother, the
latter being unable to leave her bed. He
further stated that his oldest brother did not
care to farther contribute to her support for
the reason that he wanted to work for him
He said that be had four rich uncles by the
name of Tehmke, residing in St. Paul but
that they would not assist their sister. The
result was, he said, that the support of him
self and mother was derived from his own
Ths oldest brother Frank, who was present,
simply blushed, as well he might, and did
not say a word. The boys were informed
that the board could furnish them no assist
Eeal Estate and Building:.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Filed for registry Thursday, March 27.
Annice G Bartean to John Donaldson, lot 18,
block 8, Warren & Windslow's addition, $1,000.
Lonisa Weide to C P Carlson, lot 30, block 35,
Arlington Hills addition, $550.
Anton Rasrausen to R M Lawton, part of
block 16, Woodbury & Case's addition, $3,250.
Susan C Pomeroy to Chester R Smith, lot 9,
block 7. Elfelt, Bernheimer & Arnold's addition,
Frank Kerst to Anthony Yoerg, Jr., lot 44,
block 25. Stinson, Brown _ Ramsey's addition,
R J Halderman to Hugh J McAffe, 22 lots in
block 2, Haldeman's addition, $6,000.
Hugh J McAfiee to Chas W Clark, same as
Robert P Lewis to Soloman BJelke, lots 6 and
7, block 13, Lewis' Second addition, $700.
Bernard Michel to S Griemann, west one-half
of lot 6, block4, Elfelt, Bernheimer & Arnold's
O H Perry to Chas O'Meara, lot 7, block 8,
Holcomb's addition, $950.
BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED.
Lawrence Eahey, one story frame kitchen,
north side Whitall between Bradley and Burr
streets, on lot 1, block 3, Rice's First addition,
to cost $75.
Hadfield Coal and Lime Co., one story frame
coal and cement shed, on lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block
39, Rice & Irvine's addition, to cost $200.
John E. Landin, one and a half story frame
dwelling, north side of Wells between Green
brier and Payne streets, on lot 22, block 34,
Weide's subdivision of Arlington Hills, to cost
Miss Norah Tucker, repairs of dwelling, west
side of Oak street between College avenue and
Third street, on lot 3, block 60, Irvine's Enlarg
ment to Dayton & Irvine's addition, to cost $200.
Carl Lesche, one and a half story frame dwell
ing, north side of Cook between Walsh and Weide
streets, on lot 11, block 2, Arlington Hills, to cost
James M. Gorbin, frame kitchen, north side of
Iglehart street between Louis street and Far
rington avenue, on lot 23, block 6, of Xininger's
addition, to cost $60
Rudolph Martin, two story barn, east side of
Bradley between Hoplein and Patridge streets,
on lot 2, block 0, of Brunson's addition, to cost
John Ruse, two story frame double house'
north side of Selby avenue, between Kent and
Dale streets, on lot 21, block 3, of Woodland
park, to cost $8,000.
Joseph Picha, repair of frame dwelling, south
side of Seventh between Forbes and Leech
streets, on lot 6, block 5 of Leech's addition to
Friedrich Krueger, one story* frame dwelling,
west side of Goffe avenue between Hall and Cur
tice streets on lot 12, block 147 of West St. Paul
Proper to cost $300.
M. Dellefield,.two story frame dwelling, south
side of Thirteenth between Canada and Temper
ance streets on lot 4, block 2 of McLeods sub
division of block 2 of Vanderbev's addition to
Hoyt's addition to cost $800.
TBefore Judge Brill. |
Charles Leonard vs. Nellie K. Green, et
al.; on trial.
Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-day.
Suits were entered in the district court
yesterday as follows:
Thomas H. Darcey us. A. L. and Jesse O.
Billings (Billings Bros.) to recover $313.22.
II. E. Weymouth and W. C. Goforth vs.
Thomas Conway alias Thomas Con
ley, to recover $117.90 on note due March 25.
In same case, R. W. Bell, garnishee.
The Oregon & Transcontinental company
vs. J. D. Lyle, Samuel B. Tibbits and Alex.
Moore, to recover $2,862.80 and interest.
The complaint sets forth that defendants
contracted to furnish ties, etc., to DeGraff
& Co., contractors for building the Little
Falls — Dakota railroad and the Western
of Minnesota. That DeGraff & Co's con
tract was with W. H. Starbuck, who assigned
his interest therein to plaintiff; also that De-
Graff &, Co. assigned to plaintiff their interest
in the contract with Lyle, Tibbetts and
Moore. That defendants did not fulfill their
contract, but received money more than cov
ering the contract. That by connivance of
defendants the chief engineer of the works
was made to ctrtify falsely to the receipt of
ties, etc., according to contract. That de
fendant delivered 16,000 ties, being 10,000
short of their contract, and for this shortage
judgment is claimed. Garnishee proceed
ings against DeGraff & Co. accompany this
(Before Judge McGrorty.)
Estate of James Carr, deceased; account
filed; hearing April 28.
[Before Jndpe Burr. |
P. Borthen and E. Breer, disorderly; fines
of $10 paid.
C. Rauen, keeping vicious dog; dismissed.
C. Bosjager and L. Walter, assault; fines
of $5 paid.
B. Roberts, drunkenness; committed for
James Pickering, disorderly; committed
for thirty days.
C. C. Lee, larceny; continued until to-day.
A. Nelson, drunk; fine of $5 paid.
J. Berg, larceny; continued to the 3d of
H. Hill, larceny; committed for sixty days.
P. S. Giles and C. L. Lawrence, same;
continued to the 29th.
J. C. McCarthy, disorderly; fine of $25
Under special orders No. 24. headquarters
department of Dakota, Fort Snelling, Minn.,
March 4, 1884, the board of officers met yes
terday for the purpose of examining such
meritorious non-commissioned officers re
commended for promotion in the army, and
ordered by the Department Commander to
appear. The board assembled at Fort Snell
ing, March 27. The following named offi
cers composed the board:
Colonel George L. Andrews, 25th Infantry.
Captain Robert P. Hughes, 3d Infantry.
Captain Gaines Lawson, 25th Infantry.
Captain Frank G. Smith, 4th Artillery.
Captain Cass Durham, 18th Infantry.
Sergeant Homer W. Newman, company
"B" 18th infantry, Fort Assinaboine, M. T.,
and Corporal Dalzell, 11th Infantry, Fort
Bennett, M. T., appeared and the examina
Full Crop Eeports Sought For.
Assistant Secretary of State Nordin who is
also by virtue of that office commissioner of
state statistics has in preparation a new style
of blanks with an address and instructions
attached calling upon the several county as
sessors to aid him in obtaining more thor
ough and reliable crop statistics than have
before been given. It is the duty of the
county assessors under the law to procure
these statistics and forward them to the com
missioner and while many have done so in
past years others have rendered
very Inefficient and unsatisfactory
returns either from inadvertence or careless
ness and the consequence has been that
while the soil and productiveness of their
respective connties has been fully as good as
that of others who have sent in complete re
turns capital settlement and emigration has
skipped past them and taken up abiding
place with the wide awake assessers.who have
advertised through complete statistical re
turns to the commissioner the productive
agricultural wealth of their connties.
HIGH SCHOOL DEAMATICS.
A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Thoughts of midsummer at least, if not
dog day heat, were suggested by the wonder
fully warm and balmy atmosphere last even
ing. It was just such a night as never fails
to tempt people from their homes when
there is any kind of attraction to strengthen
that temptation. But had the weather been
ever so stormy.blustry and forbidding there is
no doubt that the audience at high
school hall would have been none the
smaller, and larger it could not have been,
for the hall was filled in every part. The
young people, therefore, had every reason to
be satisfied with the size of the house, and
they ought to have been equally satisfied with
its spirit, for a more indulgent audience,
and one more willing to be pleased, could
hardly be brought together; and that the
audience was pleased in right good earnest,
was soon manifest from the real hearty ap
plause bestowed upon every effort
of the entertainers. The per
formance commenced with an easy over
ture very creditably played by the school or
chestra of ten pieces, Prof. Prlem accom
panist on the piano. The strings were es
pecially good, each lad playing carefully and
attentively both as to time and purity of
tone. The curtain rose upon a set scene for
a farce entitled "The Sleeping Car," wi
the following cast:
Mr. Sawyer, the Californian...James Armstrong
Willis Campbell John D. Miller
Mr. Roberts Leslie Gilbert
Conductor Alfred Stees
Porter. Frank Wilson
Mrs. Roberts Miss Sophie Borup
Aunt Mar» Miss Lou Fowble
Each member of the dramatic persona}
quitted himself and heaself to the delight of
the friends and ths entire satisfaction of the
whole audience, and the applause at the con
clusion was immense. Frank Wilson, as the
porter, was deserving of especial mention.
Another careful performance by the orchestra
and Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's
Dream was presented, with the cast as fol
Thesus, Duke of Athens W. W. Price.
Lysander John D. Miller.
Demetrius." Alfred Steers.
Philostrate Ed. Dyer.
Quince, the carpenter Paul Conn.
Snug, the joiner Will Williams.
Bottom, the weaver ! Fred. E. Powers.
Flute, the bellows mender C. H. McGiU.
Snout, the tinker Frank Wilson.-
Starveling, the tailor Charles Day.
Hippolyta Miss Carolyn A. Gates.
Hermia Miss Grace Gilbert.
Helena Miss Keo Henderson.
Titauia, Queen of the Fairies.. .Miss Ida Austin.
Puck Charles Willis.
Peas Blossom,*! Miss Ada Hawkins.
Cobweb, I — Miss Edna Clum.
Moth, >*aines. _ Miss Louise Lindeke.
Mustard Seed.J ......Miss May Morris.
Wall, S-Characters in the Interlude.
If especial mention is made of the ladies it
is not because their male colleagues were not
worthy of the like honor, but they looked so
bewitehingly lovely, and were so tastefully
and richly costumed that the fact must be
recorded. Miss Ida Austin delivered her
lines as "Titania" with unusual accuracy and
well forming with Bottom in the enchant
ment scene, the gem of the performance.
Miss Gates, Miss Gilbert and Miss Hender
son's pose in the court scene formed a
splendid picture. The performance, alto
gether, must be pronounced a complete suc
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND
The Advice Given to the Bums in the
Police Court Yesterday.
They met in the gloaming when night had
spread her sable wing and pinned it with a
star. They had looked en the lager when it
was beady, and no doubt they had punished
several schooners. The stars were out and
so was the 9 o'clock relief of coppers, and
when they got to quarreling in the street one
of them cried wolf, and a collar rushed up
and run them In. They were before the
court yesterday and answered to the names
of P. Borthen and E. Breer. It cost them
ten shekels to get out of the scrape and they
paid the coin.
The case of C. Rouen, who was charged
with keeping a dog that made a meal from
the trowsers of a small boy, was dismissed,
for the canine had been sent to the happy
Chas. Busjager and L. Matter, two promis
ing youths who work in a sausage factorv;
one would think that they ought to be happy,
but they are not; this is sad. The other day
they fought—fought only as the fabricators
of blood-pudding and sausage can fight. Yes
terday they were fined five bills each.
James Pickering, a precocious gamin who
loafs around the hotels, was up for making a
disturbance on the street. He was commit
ted for thirty days.
C. C. Lee may or may not be the bad, bold
man he is painted. He was up yesterday on
the charge of stealing one billiard ball and a
hair brush from Anderson's saloon. He was
not ready for trial and the case was contin
ued until to-dav.
The case of J. Berg, arrested on suspicion
of burglarizing Prescott's pawn shop, was
continued to April 3d. He was committed
n default of §1,000.
Henry Hill was arrested on the charge of
stealing several coats from a snide boarding
house. He was arraigned yesterday on the
charge of larceny, and while the clothing was
found in his possession, he declared that he
was so drunk that he could not day how he
came by them. The daisies and buttercups
will bloom and the hay fever will be on deck
when he gets out again, for he went up for
The case of P. S. Giles andC. L. Lawrence
was continued to the 29th inst. They were
arrested on the charge- of stealing a jar of
butter from a Robert street commission
house. A jar of the butter was in court; it
was not weak butter; it will not die early; It
it is too sinewy, too robust.
The case of J. McCarthy was peculiar. A
colt owned by him wandered to the haystack
of John Jeremy and as the latter espied it,
he lassooed it and placed it in the pound.
On the way thereto, Mr. McCarthy ordered
him to let the colt go and Jeremy claims that
he drew a revolver on him. This is all there
was to it. A fine of §25 was imposed.
U. S. A.
Subsistence Stores—Mess Pork and
Bids were opened yesterday at 11 a. m. by
Col. C. B. Penrose, chief commissary at
department headquarters, Fort Snelling, for
furnishing the subsistence department
United States army, free on board of cars at
St. Paul or Minneapolis, as may be required,
on or before April 17, 1884:
713 barrels mess pork.
89,000 pounds bacon.
Bids for the same supplies were opened at
Chicago at the same hour.
The following bids were opened at Fort
Snelling: Wm. R. Merriam, St. Paul, $18
for mess pork and $10.70 bacon. P. H.
Kelly, St. Paul, $18.24 mess pork and
$10.31^ bacon. Maxfield „ Seabury, St.
Paul, §18.34 for heavy mess pork and $18.12
for light and $11.74 for bacon.
Telegraph instructions were received from
Chicago to accept the lowest bid made at St.
An Enterprise of Merit.
Every person is interested in an improve
ment that will advance the agricultural in
terests of the Northwest, will appreciate the
new plown k/iown as the "roller plow," that
is being manufactured by the St. Paul &
Minneapolis Roller Plow company, of this
city. This new plow is guaranteed to be 25
to 35 per cent, lighter in draft than any other
manufaetured-for breaking or sod plowing,
which is about equal to saving one horse.
The company are establishing agents through
out the west.
Death of Augustus Sehell.
New York, March 27. —Augustus Sehell
died at three this morning. He was con
scious till 2:45 a. m. His family was about
his bedside when he expired. ~
A DISTRESSING CASUALTY
A Young: Man Shot Dead in a Shoot
ing: GaUery Last Evening:.
Full Details of the Sad Event—Who is to
A few minutes past 8 o'clock last evening,
a fatal accident occurred in the billiard saloon
in the basement at the American express
building at the corner of Fourth and Waba
shaw streets. Mr. Adolph C. Feise, the well
known drum major of the First Regiment
band, who i3 proprietor of the saloon, has
recently fitted up a shooting gallery at one
side of his large room. This gallery, leased
to a man by the name of Brenk, was sepa
rated from the billiard table floor by a thin
board partition, which is lined with iron from
the target end of the gallery to within about
seven feet from the shooting stand. It had
been fitted up under direction of
the lessee, with charge from
Mr Feise to make it perfectly safe. The
position of persons shooting with reference
to the partition made it seem that an iron
lining was not necessary immediately at
their left, bnt the occurrence last evening,
(perhaps the result of careless handling of a
gun) shows that the unexpected, which al
ways happens, ought to have been guarded
The confusion in the saloon following the
accident, and the distress of the proprietor
and his assistants made it difficult to obtain
a correctly detailed account of the occur
rence. Brenk, the lesse of J the gallery,
who was said to have fired the fatal shot, had
disappeared. The facts, as near as they
could be ascertained under the circumstances
appear as follows:
Gordon O. Clark, about seventeen years old,
with young companions, was playing pool on
a table nearly opposite the head or shooting
end of the gallery, and at the moment
Clark was stooping, either in the act of play
ing or to reach under the table for a bridge.
Brenk, |the gallery lessee, was trying one of
his guns. Nobody could be found who would
acknowledge seeing his movements when
the gun was discharged, but it may be sup
posed that In putting a cartridge into the
gun he held the gun about breast high with
the muzzle pointing to his left or towards
the partition between the gallery
and the billiard tables. In this position the
gun was discharged and the ball, 22-caliber
and conical, propelled by a strong charge of
powder, passed through the partition, over
the billiard table and into the left breast of
young Clark. The ball struck Clark, as he
was bent forward toward the point from
which the ball came, about three inches
above the left nipple and its direction prob
ably carried it into the right part of his heart.
He fell almost instantly, and died within a
Clark was lately a clerk In one of the gen
eral offices in this city, of the St. Paul <fe
Quincy railway company. Hie father, Silas
W. Clark, resides at No. 478 Park avenue,
and is a traveling agent for Hoxie & Jaggar.
At the moment of the fatality young
Clark was engrossed in his game with Ernest
Lambert, an Intimate associate. Earlier in
the evening the two youths left their homes
with the intention of attending an enter
tainment at the Madison school, but as the
hall was crowded, they changed their pur
pose, and came down town.
the proprietor" of the shooting gallery, came
from Milwaukee some time since and was
formerly a barkeeper at the Minnesota
house. He was seen by a Globe reporter at
city hall last night, and in response to in
quiries he said that he had only opened the
gallery on Wednesday. At the time of the
accident he had just finished loading one of
the weapons, and was in the act of passing it
over to a customer, when his sleeve caught
in the raised hammer and caused it to fall,
thus discharging the weapon.
The body of young Clark was taken to the
residence of his parents at 10 o'clock last
night. Mr. Clark, the father of the young
man, is now at Shell Lake.
An inquest .vill be held at 2 o'clock this
afternoon. Brenk was arrested by Officer
Broker and he Is held awaiting the result of
the inquest. The news of the sad affair was
"broken to the young man's mother by Officer
Shorn and she is completely prostrated. The
remains are In charge of Leigh & Co., under
A SUDDEN SUMMONS.
James Reynolds Meets Death While
Walking on a Railroad Track.
A shocking railroad accident occurred on
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Short
Line road about 10:15 o'clock yesterday
morning, resulting In the instant death of
James Reynolds, a mechanic, residing in
The fatality happened at the first sand cut
in the road, or at a point just beyond the
West Seventh street crossing.
About the time stated, Reynolds was in the
act of walking down the railroad track, and
just as he reached the curve In the road he
observed an up-bound freight train coming
along on the track on which he was walking.
He instinctively crossed over to the other
track, which is used exclusively by the down
trains. Just as he did so, the passenger
train due in St. Paul at 10:30 o'clock, came
puffing around the curve, and before he
could get out of the way he was struck by the
pilot of the engine and his body thrown sev
eral feet from the track. The shock was
terrific, and while it did not mangle his body,
the internal injuries inflicted were such as to
cause instant death.
The train was stopped and the body was
taken on board and brought to St. Paul.
Coroner Quinu was called, and he directed it
sent to O'Halloran's undertaking establish
ment, where an inquest will be held at 12:30
An investigation into the the affair demon
strated that it was purely an accident. Just
as the engine made the curve the fireman
told the engineer that there was a man on
the track, when the signal for down brakes
was given, and the airbrake was turned on.
The train slowed up as soon as possible but
not iu time to prevent the accident.
The deceased boarded in Minneapolis, and
so far as known had no relatives in this
state. He was plainly attired and from ap
pearances about 45 years of age.
Nn his person were letters from his wife,
who evidently resides in Belfast, Ireland.
One of the letters has reference to the death
of his child, and it is couched in elegant
diction, showing the writer to be possessed of
more than ordinary affection and intelligence.
Another letter bears the postmark of Gunn
ison Cal., and it is evidently from his son.
Aside from these, the only articles on his
perscn were several tools and a dollar or two
FOR THE DEAD. ROSEMARY.
Funeral of Capt. Frank H. Pratt.
The funeral obsequies of the late Capt.
Frank H. Pratt took place from the family
residence No. 514 Marshall avenue, yester
day afternoon, and seldom" Indeed have the
honors of the beloved dead been more sol
emn, beautiful and impressive.
The services were conducted by Damascus
Commander}-, assisted by a number of Sir
Knights from neighboring cities. Sir Knight
H. F. Stevens officiated as prelate, and the
religious exercises were conducted by the
Rev. Mr. Kittson.
The ceremony consisted of the customary
templar ritual for the dead, and the scene
was most affecting. The remains were es
corted to Oakland cemetry by the comman
dery, headed by the First Regiment band.
At the grave the scene was touching and
tender in the extreme. The pall bearers were
Sir Knights, W. F. Bailey, Geo. W. Freeman,
C. N. Parker, R. A. Lanpher, A. J. Birming
ham and B. C. Winston.
Wig-gins' Storm Coming-.
Ottawa, Ont., March 27.—Wiggins says,
a second and the heavier of the twin of
storms predicted six weeks ago by me, will
cross the meridian of Halifax to-morrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The breadth of the
storm belt is only from Quebec to Sandy-
Hook. Earthquakes will occur in divers
places. The cyclones yesterday In Kentucky
and the earthquakes in California are the ad
vance guard. The tide on the Atlantic coast
will be high and the wind a hurricane. I
would advise shippers to clear their wharves
of all perishable goods, and let the shipping
at docks be secured bv extra anchors and
Collected and Forwarded hy Tele
graph to the Daily Globe.
[Fargo Special Telegrams March 27, to the St
Dakota and Montana Notes.
Mr. Wymer, of the National park, states
that he lately saw 400 bison in the park.
Valley City is happy at the prospect of a
distillery at that place, to be established by
W. H. Morton.
From 300 to 800 Hebrew families of means
will come from Russia this year and form a
a sett: ment in Dakota.
E E. Wakefield,of Minneapolis,is arranging
to branch out in the mercantile line at Min
nehaha on Devil's Lake.
At Glendive the base ball clubs are in full
operation, and the springtime, gentle Annie
putting on vernal attire.
H. A. True, of Colorado, Is in Bismarck,
to organize a gas company and put in
works. He receives encouragement.
Secretary Tooker, of Montana, has gone to
Michigan with his wife on a month's leave
of absence. Mrs. T. will remain longer.
There are 25,000 lots in the townsites of
Morton county, of which Mandan is the me
tropolis. There will be enough to last this
season at least.
He also stated that in a couple of weeks or
so surveyors would be sent out to establish
the survey, and that they had plenty of money
to build and equip the road.
The Boston syndicate will build a great
number of houses in Mandan this season,
to be sold to responsible persons on the in
stallment plan. A good work Is being done
for the place In this way.
The effhet of the revival at Jamestown Is
visible in the local polities and newspapers.
These show more meekness and catholicity
than ever before. There is no imputation of
dishonesty cast at either of the editors as
The Fargo Post of the G. A. R. thanks
Delegate Raymond for the very valuable
work issued by the government in five large
volumes, entitled, '-The War of the Rebel
lion," containing the records of the Union
and Confederete armies.
At a lyceum discussion in Aurora county
of the question, uIs married life preferable
to single life?" the married men all took the
negative except in cases where their wives
were present, and the young men the affirm
ative. The girls were out.
In central and southern Dakota the
oriental order of humility is the great popular
society at present. At Plauklnton on the
night of the 28th they will give a ball and
banquet at the Opasra house, that is expected
to take the rag off of all local social covsca
The Montana Sun says: James Dunlap,
brand inspector and detective for the Mon
tana Stock association, says that cattle on
the range have done remarkably well con
sidering the severe winter, aud states that
he does not think the loss will exceed 4 per
cent., providing the weather continues fav
Judge C. S. Palmer, recently appointed to
the bench in Dakota, has selected Sioux
Falls as his residence. There is a good de^l
of satisfaction at the fact there and a recep
tion will be tendered him. He commenced
his first term of court at Swan Lake on the
25th. The first of April he will commence a
term at Sioux Falls.
Some of the Dakota papers have been ex
amining the reports of Gen. Hazcn, of the
signal service, and find that the average rain
fall in Dakota is about the same as in the
northern states. During ten years the aye
rage in the James river valley is given at
twenty-eight inches, and at Yankton for seven
years twenty-seven inches.
H. S. Harcourt, who has been secured to
take general editorial and business control of
the Broada-jte, the new evening daily, is the
boomer of the Lisbon Clipper and full of Da
kota ozone. If any man can make a success
out of it, Harcourt is the man. There are to
be no other immediate changes in the staff,
but a gradual winnowing.
The suspicion that the Ary us and Republican
were in alliance in municipal politics is en
tirely dissipated since the withdrawal of Col.
Morton from the field for mayor. They are
not supporting the same candidates. The
Republican called the nominating conven
tion, but will not support any of its nomi
nees. Politics are queer things.
The chairman of the "Prohibition Home
Protection party of south Dakota," has called
a convention at Mitchell, April 1884. The
purpose of said convention is to elect dele
gates to the National Prohibition Home Pro
tective convention, to be held at Pittsburg,
Pa., May 21, 1884, and to transact such other
business as may be deemed advisable.
Hon. John H. King, the delegate from
Chamberlain to to the Washington Dakota
lobby, has returned, and reports that Amcri
can island in the Missouri river has been
given to the town of Chamberlain; that the
reservation will be opened in August; that
Ofaambcrlain will secure a land oflice; that the
LeMars and Chamberlain railroad will be
built, and that Arthur will be nominated at
Chicago. If the other statements are made
on the basis of the last, their value Is not op
The refusal of the people in Polk county,
Minn., to vote aid to the proposed railroad
from Grand Forks to Lake Superior has not
stopped operations. A meeting of the direc
tors was held at Grand Forks this week, and
one of them, Mr. Eshelman, stated to a
Pluindealer reporter that the natural advan
tages for the road far excelled their brightest
anticipation. Two townships along the pro
posed route will cut over 500,000,000 feet of
lumber. The opportunities for a first-class
road bed throughout the entire length of the
line cannot be surpassed.
Chas. Marvin, founder of the dairy system
in Minnesota and the head of the creamery
at Rochester, visited Bismark the past week
and stated to the editor of the Tribune that he
considered north Dakota a veritable paradise
for stock raising. There is no reason why
dairy farming may not be made to pay enor
mous profits in north Dakota and in time
supersede almost entirely the famous No. 1
hard wheat which now is depended on to
turn the tide of gold Dakotaward. Mr. Mar
vin Is a most enthusiastic advocate of diver
sified farming and Dakota farmers will have
larger bank accounts and more coupons to
clip the sooner they adopt it.
The Grand Rapids Journal is evidently
pleased with the sale of the James River
line. It says: With the Chicago & Rock Is
land in possession of the James River Valley
railroad, central Dakota will be placed in a
position for rapid development. The Rock
Island has earned the title of an independ
ent line, probably the only powerful organi
zation in the west not under the control of
some eastern railroad system. The Chicago
& Northwestern and the Northern Pacific do
not love the Rock Island management, and
with the latter line penetrating the heart of
Dakota's richest agricultural country, rail
road war and a stampede for traffic is inevit
The Grand Rapids Journal says in regard
to the reported sale of the James River Val
ley R. R. to the Chicago & Rock Island:
Of course director Smith is not at liberty to
divulge the nature of the negotiations, but it
is presumed to be similar to that of the Fargo
& Milwaukee. The purchaser furnishes the
means to complete the line, and when ironed
and ready for traffic the transfer will be fully
consumated. By so doing the subscription
bonus given by the people of Jamestown,
Grand Rapids and LaMoure will be secured
according to the agreement with the com
pany. The people of the valley recognize
the importance of a through line to Chicago,
and that to the present management of the
J. R. V. R. R. wlil be due the honor of
securing the same.
The Dickinson Press claims that in the
contest between its town and Medora for the
Black Hills freight, it has taken the prize.
It says: The action of the railroads In fixing
upon Dickinson as the railroad terminus of
all Black Hills freight brings joy to our citi
zens and leaves Medora and Belfield out In
the cold. Durlug the past week about 200.000
pounds of Black Hills freight have arrived
here and 100,000 pounds of it is now on the
way to Deadwood. It Is being transported ts>
that point by forty teams which had arrived
here last Monday and Tuesday. These teams
have heretofore been on the Pierre route and
on the wagon covers was the legend "we left
Pierre to freight from Dickinson." This is
the largest consignment of freight that has
at any one time left Dickinson for the hills,
but lt Is as almost nothing when compared to
the millions of pound that wiU be carried
from this point.
The Stoux Fall3 Press records the arrival ot
a delegation from the north a few days ago
in this: A delegation of ten prisoners arrived
in this city from Fargo last evening by tho
St. Paul train. They were received at the
depot by Warden Koehler with carriages and
escorted to the pen in fine shape. They were
a lot of young crooks. One of the officers
who accompanied the gang said the oldest
was under thirty years of asre. Four of the
number are iu for highway robbery and cue
for just common robbery. Two of the knights
of the road will serve terms of tive years
each, two for four years, and the ordinary
xobber for only one year. The others arc
here for grand larceny; their terms ranging
from one to five years. One would naturally
couclued that the Fargo bastile was
well cleaned out by the departure of the del
egation referred to. Such however i> not
the case. There are still twenty-one inmates
left in it.
Some mention was recently made of the
visit to Dakota of Mrs. V. C. Ohr, the super
intendent of the ,Soldiers' Orphan home
near Bloomington, 111., with her daughter.
It seems that the daughter has secured a
claim near Nashville, in the .Tames valley.
S. A. Armstrong, of the Eagle at Altoona,
met the ladies and says: Mrs. Ohr likes
Dakota v and the push, energy, and enter
prise of her people, aud speaks in the highest
praises of the wonderful development of tho
resources of the country. She says that no
where has she met a more intelligent and re
fined class of people than here, and predicts
for this country a bright and prosperous fu
ture. These opinions, coming as they
do, from a lady of lanre experience in busi
ness transactions, and a thorough knowledge
of the relative worth of different sections of
the country, have a special significance.
Mrs. Ohr's daughter is a young lady of rare
accomplishments, and has occupied positions
as teacher in several of the best schools In
Illinois. She held down a claim near North
ville last summer, and now has a deed to
one of the best farms iu Dakota. In leaving
her home and coming to a new country, and
pioneering for a sufficient time to secure title
to a farm, she has demonstrated that she is a
lady of energy, enterprise and excellent
judgment, and that she possesses the ele
ments of sue
In explanation of the matter that led to
the arrest of Mr. Root, president of the bank
at Valley City, the Times S&JB: Some time
since E. C. Northrop, of Kibby. borrowed of
Herbert Boot a sum of money. giving in se
curity a mortgage on property owned by
Northrop at Kibby. The mortgage becoming
due and Northrup being unable to meet it,
an extension was given, the mortgagee add
ing $500 to the note. A failure to meet the
payment of this note, a further extension
was granted und again 1500 was added. An
other failure to meet payment, and Capt.
Northrop gave Root a bill of sale of the mort
gaged property. In the meantime North
rop had disposed of the mortgaged property
to a Mr. Horton, of Fargo.
Root, learning of this, took a posse and
wentthereand^selzcd not only the property
that had belonged to Northrop, but some that
he had never had any interest in. The
Timet says tiie direct cause of the arrest was
Wheu he and his followers arrived at Kib
byvillc there was found BOtne men Who had
been working for Capt Northrop, and who
claimed tiiat he was indebted to them for
wages due. (finding that Root came to take
possession of aud remove the goods they
supposed to belong to Northrop they
were naturally anxious to know how
they could "make themselves solid." Root
informed them that his mortgage ami bill
of sale covered everything except some
wheat stored there, supposed to belong to
Northrop, and which he advised them to
"gobble" and sell for their benefit. Acting
on this advice, we understand they did so.
As it now turns out, however, tbe wheat did
not belong to Northrop, but had beefl sold to
Chas. A. Pollock, of Fargo, who brings this
pending suit against Root, the charge being
"an accessory to tiie crime of grand larceny."
The prisoner Root, as previously announced,
was taken in charge of sheriff McFadgen to
A cattle owner on the Rosebud relates to
the Ilelena Herald this dare-devil freak of a
cowboy, which is likely to cause retaliation
by the Cheyenne Indians: It is related that
■•Sawney" Tollferro, a cowboy in the employ
ofZook— Alderson, about forty live miles
from Rosebud station, was in charge of the
ranch in the absence of the owners. On
the l^tb of this month '•Sawney" remarked
to one Reinhardt, another cowboy, that he
could "put a bullet through that Indian's
hat," alluding to an Indian who was quietly
sitting on a pile of lumber about forty feel
away, "and never draw blood." Con
sequently "Sawney" pulled away with hit
six-shooter, (the Indian seeing bis mo
tions and good-humoredry looking steadily
in the face of the man who be thought was
in fun), shot a whole through the Indiana
hat, sure enough, but In doing so the bullet
tore up the Bcalp and Inflicted a bloody scalp
wound, which stunned the Indian ami
caused him to fall over to one side and call
out, "Come here, boys." As soon as this
dare-devil act had been perpetrated the cow
boys started in one direction and the Indian
in another, evidently for the purpose of get
ting help. In the evening the boys returned
to the ranch with some neighbors, who had
come in to help protect the cow boVB, and
when near the house they were Bred upon by
some ten Cheyenne Indians, who had col
lected to revenge the outrage upon one of
their tribe. After the first lire, the white
men left for their homes. The
Indians then broke into the honse
and robbed It of everything they wanted or
could carry away, including blankets, pro
visions, saddles, etc. They then set fire to
the house and premises aud burned them to
the ground, including corrals and stables.
The loss of Zook & Alderson is over £3,000.
It 6eems there is an Inoffensive tribe at
Cheyenne Indians living on the Muddy
about four miles from Lame Deer creek, and
on the Rosebud, where they have selected
farms and are mostly following the pursuits
of agriculture, and sometimes, as is believed,
killing a steer or a calf. This wanton piece
of deviltry on the part of tbe cow boy will
surely be avenged upon himself if he stays in
that country, and may involve the whole '
neighborhood in a war with the Indians on
Good fo#the Women.
MoP—_ tos, Kas., March 27.— Last Friday
a man named Herald, opened a saloon in
Canton, this county, in defiance of the law
and the officers. On Monday he got Into a
row over one of his drunken customers, who
was shot by a constable. On Tuesday the
women ofthe place raided his saloon, poured
his liquors into the Btreet He now
realizes that prohibition prohibits. The con
duct of the women is endorsed by all good
Topeka, Kas., March 27.—The Democrati
state central committee met hen- hist night
and called a state convention fur May 28, to
elect delegates to the national convention.
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