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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
A Petition for Improvement of the
"Slow Fast Mail."
Where's That Title of Smlthll'arkand Where's
the Buying Syndicate.
Free Pasturage all Over the City—A Fault
in the Bridge Act.
At the meeting of the board of directors of
the Chamber of commerce yesterday morn
ing Mr. Moon read the following petition to
the Postmaster general, and the same was
referred to the secretary of the board with
instructions to circulate the same for signa
"St. Paul, Minn., April 7, 1884.
"To the Hon. W. Q. Gresham, Postmaster
General —Sir: We, the undersigned busi
ness men of the city of St. Paul, Minnesota,
fully appreciating your efforts to improve the
mail service of the northwest, would most
respectfully petition and pray that such
changes may be made in the schedule time
of the fasi, mail, that the delivery of mail on
said train may be made during business
hours of day of arrival of train; otherwise we
derive no benefit from such fast mail, as the
carrier delivery being necessarily made be
tweeu four and five p. m., such delivery be
ing so late it is practically no better than
when we found our mail on our desk3 the
following morning, as before the establish
ment of the fast mail. To be any practical
benefit the fast mail should arrive in St. Paul
not later than 1:30 p. m."
SMITH PARK AIRING.
Aid. Van Slyke offered the following reso
"Resolved, That this chamber respectfully
invites the attention of the city .authorities to
the disgraceful condition of Smith Park, so
calk'd, and recommends that arrangements
be immediately made for its proper improve
ment as a park."
The alderman argued in favor of selling
the square known as Smith park, and taking
the money and buying a number of small
parks in the city which could be had now
while the land was cheap for a small sum,
and which in the future, when the city grows
up to them, will be useful, convenient, and
ornamental. If we wait much longer out
side property cannot be obtained for this pur
pose without we arc. compelled to pay a large
sum, the same as we now would be compell
ed to do for property near the center of the
city. In his opinion the city should either
improve or sell, for the present condition of
that square is disgraceful to the city. It is
filled with all sorts of trash and refuse mat
ter, and in the night tramps and other out
casts hive in there, so that if any one goes
through that locality in the night he has to
go with his revolver in his hand. He had no
doubt the city could get title to it and then it
ought to sell it.
Mr. Murray denied that title could be had.
There was something curious about it.
Everybody was saying, O, yes, get the title;
buc where conld you get it 1 You can't get it.
You can't find out where the title is. It is
not on record but it Is In some one's pocket,
and when you go to ask for it you cannot
find out who has it or where it is. If Mr.
Van Slyke knows where it is why don't he
tell i Several times the city council has
ordered that the park should be graded, but
every time some unseen power has prevented
it from being done. There is something
very peculiar about this, and it looks as
though someone was interested in prevent
ing the ground from being used for the pur
pose of a park. All this talk about obtaining
a title is bosh. It can't be done.
Mr. E. F. Drake regarded it as an impor
tant matter, and one that should be attended
to. He favored selling and investing the
proceeds in other grounds outside the settled
business portion of the city where parkscould
be laid out at moderate prices, with a fund
sufficient to support them and keep them in
order. If, however, what Mr: Murray said
was true, that no title could be had to the
property that would settle the matter. If it
was possible to secure the title the property
could be sold for $250,000 or $300,000. Other
parks could be purchased and a fund saved
besides with which to improve them.
Capt. Berkey argued against selling the
park. Even if the city could give good title
to it, those owning property fronting on it
had acquired an interest that would have to
be bought before the city could dispose of the
Mr. Drake claimed that those facing the
park had acquired no right whatever, any
in ore than they could require iu a public
6trcet, and that was nothing at all.
Mr. William Lee was anxious to find out
who all these disinterested people were that
■wanted to buy the park. He was curious to
sec some of them. He favored making a
park of it. Business men wanted breathing
places just as much as an}-one else, aiid in
his opinion it was not necessary to go to
Puget Sound to get fresh air.
Mr. McClUng was opposed to improving
the park. He wanted parks somewhere else,
and wanted a written opinion of the city at
torney as to the title of the city.
Mr. Driscoll was opposed to the resolutions
and said it had come to his knowledge that a
syndicate had been formed to carry the park,
and that in his opinion there was a big
nigger in the wood pile, which would resuit
in some one making at least $150,000.
Mr. Van Slyke wanted to know how they
were going to make it, but Mr. Driscoll in
formed him that he (Driscoll) was not in the
secret and could not tell him. He
favored grading the grounds and
making them look clean and
as though they were properly cared for. He
was not, however, in favor of improving in
the same way and to the same extent as Rice
park had been improved. That was not nec
Mr. Lindeke argued that the city of St.
Paul owned the property and could not be
ousted. If any syndicate wanted to buy the
park he had no objection to selling. If the
city could get out of it a quarter of a million
he did not care how much anybody else made
out of the trade. Get a quarter of a million
Into the city treasury and then we can buy
ill the parks we want for the present and
have a sum left with which to improve them
and keep them up. A park where Smith park
now is is no good to any business man.
Business men when they go down to their
stores in the morning go there
for business, not for the purpose
of sitting down in a park aud enjoying them-
Belves. A park there is a positive detriment
to business property. It would be a great
deal better if Smith park could be covered
with business blocks. The block is worth at
least $300,000. If the city can get $250,000
out of it he did care how much anyone else
made out of it.
Mr. Murray wanted to have all those gentle
men, who talked so glibly about selling, tell
him^whcre|the the title is. He wanted to know
why they did not go ahead and buy and sell.
Go to Van Slyke for the title and he won't
tell you where it is.
Commodore Davidson spoke of the diffi
culty of disposing of parks. He had observed
this in St. Louis, and suggested that the
grounds be turned into exposition grounds
with suitable buildings on them.
Mr. Drake said that if there was a nigger
in the wood pile it was high time he was
The whole matter was finally referred to
Mr. Gilman and Geo. Davis to examine the
title, and Mr. Gilman explained what was
necessary to do in order to get a title such as
will enable the city to sell. In bis opinion it
would be necessary to obtain title from the
Whitney heirs, and also from those holding
property fronting on the park. The legisla
ture has already given the necessary power to
sell. This in his opinion covered the
CATTLE AT LARGE.
The following preamble and resolution
offered last week by Mr. McClurg was refer
red to the committee on streets, roads and
" Whereas, Rose township, adjoining the
city liuiita, and nearly every other section of
the state, including cities, towns and coun
ties, have passed laws and ordinances pre- I
venting cattle from running at large, and
St. Paul Is n,ow almost the only remaining
cow pasture in the state.
"Resolved, That the mayor is earnestly re
quested to discharge all those officers who
have heretofore interfered with the freedom
of the cows, and to remove all obstacles to
the free pasturage of the streets, yards, parks
and gardens of the city, so that the broad
and liberal spirit of accommodations, for
which our city Is justly celebrated, may not
be compromised by any narrow policy on this
Mr. Murray sent in a communication from
W. A. Somers to the effect that under senate
file 219, a bill to authorize the bridging of
the Mississippi at this point, it would be im
possible to bridge it owing to the* require
ments of the bill, and the communication
was referred to the city engineer with the
request to consult the city attorney.
The consideration of the silver dollar coin
age was laid aside and will be taken up here
. A circular from the executive committee of
the national bankrupt land convention was
referred to the mercantile committee.
The resignation of Mr. McManus was re
ferred to the committee on nominations.
BOARD OP PUBLIC WORKS.
Assesments Confirmed and Bids to be
Extensive Improvements Entered Upon
a nd Big Business Ahead,
At a regular meeting of the board of pub
lic works yesterday all the members were
present, and Mr. Farrington presiding. The
following business was transacted:
The following assessments were reported
completed and the clerk desired to give con
firmation notice: GradingBonfil street from
Seventh to Forbes street;grading Fifth street
from Maria avenue to Maple street; grading
Walnut street from Seventh street to the
street on the west side of Irvine park; grad
ing Fuller street from Rice street to Ravoux
The matter of the assessment for change of
grade on Forquier street, from Seventh to
Earl street, was postponed to April 14.
A large number of orders of the council
for crosswalks In different parts of the city
were referred to the city engineer to carry
The matter of gracling Canada street from
Ninth to Pearl street, and of crosswalks on
Somerset street, east side of L'Orieut street,
and one also on Thirteenth street west of
Broadway, wore referred back to the council.
The following council orders were referred to
the engineer for plan of land to be taken:
Opening, widening and extending Prospect
terrace 100 fee*; opening, widening and ex
tending St. Clair street from Cliff street to
Lexington street, and opening and extend
ing Front street from the old Como road cast
to Western avenue.
The matter of grading Aurora avenue from
Rice street to Nelson avenue; Prairie Btreet
from Douglas street to Western avenue; con
structing a sewer on Oak street from Walnut
to Sherman street; rebuilding and repairing
Broadway sewer from a point 122 feet south
of Third street, to a point 150 feet north of
Prince street manhole; grading Douglas
street from Ramsey street to Seventh street;
grading and guttering Josette street from
Dayton avenue to Fullerstreet, and a wooden
box drain from Rondo to Martin street; pav
ing Fourth street from Jackson to Wabashaw
with granite or cedar blocks; constructing
approaches to the proposed bridge on
Third street between Kittson and
Commercial streets; constructing a
sewer on Jackson street from Thirteenth
street to Aurora avenue, and for grading
and constructing the necessary retaining
walls on Hudson avenue from Hoffman ave
nue to Earl street, were referred to the en
gineer for plans and estimate of cost.
The specifications for the grading of Cher
ry street, from Hoffman to Maria avenue, to
be finished July 1, 1884, were approved and
the. clerk directed to advertise for bids.
The report of the engineer for construct
ing a sewer on Mississippi street, from Nash
street to William street, aud on William
street, from Mississippi street to a point op
posite lot 7, block 3, DeBow, Smith, Rcsque
and William8' addition, at an estimated cost
of $5,530, was ordered sent to the council
with a favorable report.
The matter of grading Lincoln avenue
between Oakland and Victoria streets was
referred to the Council for a preliminary
Tiie matter of raising the roadway on
Fourth street under the railroad^bridges was
referred to the engineer in reference to its
The matter of changing the grade of Bid
well street to Winnifred street from Delos
was referred to the engineer for profile.
In the matter of grading Greenwood ave
nue from Concord street to the line of
Morrison's addition to West St. Puul the
board reported adversely back to the coun
Eighteen bids were opened for
furnishing teams for use in the
Engineer's department from date to Nov. 1st
next. Awarded to John Hultz and Patrick
Murray who each bid $70.
In the matter of the widening, opening
and extending Minnehaha street, between
Bedford and Atlantic street at a cost of
$41,000, the bond reported back favorably to
Adjourned to 7:30 p. m. on Thursday to
consider the matter of opening Oakland av
enue for street car purposes.
INSANE ASYLUM CROWDED-
Two Instances of Alleged Commit
ments of Paupers from Ramsey
The following letter was received by Judge
McGrorty, of the Ramsey county probate
court, yesterday. The aged and unfortunate
woman of which it speaks, Mrs. Augusta
Reich, was sent from St. Paul, having been
pronounced harmlessly Insane at an exami
nation by a physician at the probate court a
short time since. She not showing any signs
of dangerous insanity she was sent back by
the superintendent wiihout being legally dis
charged by the trustees, and her relatives,
(some of whom, her brothers, are able to
provide for her), demand 6he be taken
back. The translated German letter
incorporated in the letter of Superintendent
Bartlett was written by the poor old woman's
St. Peter, April 5.
"To the Judge of Probate—Dear Sir: I
have had an application to return Mrs.
Augusta Reich, and as she has not been le
gaUy discharged I told her son he could re
turn her. With the application comes the
following letter in German, of which I send
you a translation:
'Do yon know why all these things happen?
Merely because she has not anything to live on.
Starvation is the cause of her insanity—because
we cannot support her and her brothers will not,
and the town, or rather the commissioners for
paupers, say that it not their business. This is
the reason she has become what she is.1
"I did not think it was necessary to keap
her here, and I do not think the above is a
good reason for her return here. The com
missioners must remove the woman Regina
Reiscroft, sent here from poorhouse. She is
perfectly quiet and only needs a little care,
because she Is old and feeble. In our pres
ent crowded condition it is not right to send
such cases here from a county abundantly
able to care for them if their friends cannot.
If the commissioners insist upon it, then the
trustees will be obliged to stop
all admissions to the female department until
some way can be provided to meet the de
mands. It will be nine months at least be
fore we can expect any relief from the pres
ent condition by the completion of the new
wing at Rochester. The officer who brings
the next female patient from Ramsey county
must be instructee to take Reiscroft back at
the expense of the county. Respectfully,
C. K. Bartlett, Superintendent."
The election by the Republicans of Mil
waukee, of Mr. Wallber, for mayor, together
with a majority of the council, is a triumph
for high license Stowell the present mayor,
was defeatoXl for alderman In the first ward.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MOR^IKG, APRIL 8, 1884>
JOHN NEARY'S MURDER.
Evidence Taken Before the Coroner's
Jury, and Verdict.
Porter the Murderer Intended, He Said,
to Shoot tiie Barkeeper.
An inquest was held by Coroner Quinn
and a jury yesterday, on the remains of John
Neary, whose death resnlted from a pistol
wound inflicted by Lloyd Porter, in the Pacific
saloon, on Jackson street, a week ago to
The jury consisted of C. F. Mahler, G. R.
Monfort, W. C. Wilson, Alex Johnson, P.
O'Regan and Adam Decker. The inquest
was conducted by County Attorney Egan.
James W. Shannon was the first witness
sworn. He testified as follows: I board at
Mr. Neary's; I am a lineman in the fire de
partment; was present on Tuesday evening
when the shooting took place; I had just sat
down to supper; heard a noise, and came
into the saloon; I saw a man named Dutchey;
Dutchey asked me to take a glass of beer;
his business is stealing; Mr. Stine and Mr.
Neary were present; I started to take a cigar
when Porter came in; he threw a watch on
the bar, and said he didn't want it; *the bar
keeper told him to go out; Mr. Neary got up
and said he would have no fuss; then Porter
went out; in about twenty minutes he came
n again; I was playing pool;
when he came in he slammed the door ; he
came to the end of the counter and swore an
oath; he had a revolver in his hand; he
just aimed at James Neary, but did not
hit him; the old man then grabbed Porter
by the arms ; they scuffled and moved up to
the end of the saloon; as they did so John
Neary, the deceased, came out of the dining
room, he walked about two steps when
Porter fired again and hit him ; I ran up to
Porter, and struck him with a billiard cue
and knocked him down, then the officer came
and took him into custody.
Patrick Neary, father of the deceased, was
then sworn. The first that witness saw of
Porter was after supper; he came into the
the saloon, and^ threw a watch on the coun
ter; witness picked up by the watch, and
gave it to him, then opened the door, and
put him out; had not used force to put him
out; about a half hour Porter came back; he
said "you son of a—I got you now;" he
raised his revolver and fired; then I got
him by the arms; wc tusseled to the end of
the room, when he fired again and shot John;
I still held him until he was knocked down.
James Neary, who was tending bar at the
time, was the next witness and testified as
follows: I came into the saloon about 5:30
o'clock; I was fixing a table cloth when Por
ter came in and said he would smash things;
I said "what's that you said?" when he
pulled a pop; then he ran out of the saloon.
After that Dutchey came in; I told him I
did'nt want him inthe place; while talking
to him Porter came in and threw the watch
can't say how the trouble about the watch
took place. Afterwards I was playing pool
when Porter came in and said, "I gotyou,"
and shot; I ran out the back way; when I re
turned they had him on the floor. My sister
was in the room and she said, "John has
been shot." John said, "What did he shoot
Eugene Rettcll, of No. 4 engine, was then
sworn. Witness had been playing pool at
the time of the shooting; Porter came in
walking fast and swearing; he had the gun
in his hand; he came up the saloon and
shot; the old man grabbed him and there
was a scuffle: just as he fired
the second shot I struck him;
wc knocked him down, when he said, "boys
don't hurt me, I didn't intend to shoot you;
I wanted to shoot the barkeeper." Then he
was turned over to the officer.
Frank Neary who was tending bar Tues
day afternoon, then testified as follows:
Porter and Dutchey first came in at 2:30
o'clock, Dutchey remained and Porter went
out; at 5:30 o'clock Porter came back; he
wanted to play pool with me; he said if I beat
him he would give me his watch; we played,
and I beat him, then he said he would clean
out the house; he went up to the bar and
pulled out a gun; we handed him
back his watch and made him go out;
when we got through playing wc exchanged
watches; he took them both and threw them
both on the couutcr; he said he didn't want
either of them. I was not present when the
Dr. Horst was sworn aud testified to hav
ing made a post mortem examination on the
body; he described the location of the ball
and the parts of the body it passed through
and the ball passed through the intestines
and lodged in the spinal column; death had
resulted from the wound.
Dr. Murphy was sworn and corroborated
the testimony of the previous witness.
Dr. Stamm was' sworn and testified to the
statement of facts as true.
The jury found that John Neary had come
to his death on the 1st of April 1884, at, and
in the city of St. Paul, from ,a pistol shot
fired from a revolver, then and there, held
and fired by Lloyd Porter, that said shooting
was done wrongfully, unlawfully aud with
SEVERAL SHELVES FULL
Large Additions to the Minnesota
Col. Taylor received yesterday the follow
ing invoice of law works for the state library:
Code of 1853, Alabama; Arkansas, 1837;
Delaware, 1S29; Florida, Thompson's Di
gest, 1847; Georgia, Hotehkiss' Statutes,
1845; Indiana, 1831,1838,two volumes 1S52;
Kentucky,- Moorhead & Brown's Digest,
1834; Kentucky, 1873; Louisiana, two vol
umes Moreau, Carleton & Partidas' Statutes,
1856, 1870; Maine, 1840; Mich
igan, 1846; Mississippi, 1816;
Mississippi, compiled laws, 1824 to 1838;
Missouri, two volumes 1825 and 1845; Mis
souri, general, 1865; New Jersev, 1821 and
1847; New York, two volumes, 1802; North
Carolina, three volumes, 1836 to
1837, and 1873; Ohio, 1830;
Pennsylvania, Pardon's digest, eighth
edition, 1857, and ninth edition, 1862;
Rhode Island, 1S22 and 1844; South Caro
lina, statutes at large, nine volumes, from
1682 to 1838; Tennessee, Carrutter &
Mahason's statutes, 1836, and sup
plement, 1846; Tennessee, Meigs &
Cooper's code, 1858; Texas, Pasbal's Digest,
1866; Vermont, two volumes, 1808; Virginia
code, volume 2, 1817, code and supplement
1817 and 1832, 1849, 1860; Mississippi, Alden
and Van Hoesen, Digest, 1840, Hutchinson's
code, 1848, and revised code, 1871.
Col. Taylor further received for this library
yesterday from the secretary of the interior
forty-five volumes of congressional docu
ments,lncludlng the proceedings of the forty
sixth and forty-seventh congress.
He also added to the library by purchase
vol. 19 of Sands reports.
Articles of incorporation were filed with
the secretary of state yesterday, of the Spring
VaUey board of trade, for the purpose of ad
vertising the commercial, mercantile, rail
road and manufacturing interest of the
county of Fillmore, and for promoting the
general prosperity of said county, etc. The
board is to commence business May 1, 1884,
for a continuance of twenty years, with B. F.
Farmer as president; J. N. Gruling, vice
president; John King, treasurer; E. G. H.
Adams, recording, andC. H. Edwards corres
ponding secretary, and D. A. Sullivan, M. L.
Malstad, A. P. Flower, C. F. Kamm, H. J.
Anderson, G. M. Warren and Burdette
Articles of incorporation were also filed
with the secretary of state yesterday of the
Northwest Real Estate Security company of
Minneapolis, for the purpose of buying,
owning, improving, selling and dealing
in lands, tenements and heredita
ments, real, mixed and per-
sonal property, of platting town
sites and loaning money on real estate mort
gage security. The corporation commences
business March 25, 1884, to continue for
twenty-five years, with a capital stock-of
$300,000, divided into 6,000 shares of £50
each. The highest amount of indebtedness
is limited to $150,000, and the Incorporators
are Geo. F. Weston, of Plymouth, Mass,, Isa
ac Barnes, of New Bedford, Mass.; and
Salathiel M. Spaulding, Isaac A. Barnes and
Albert W. Gould, of Minneapolis. The
first president is Geo. F. Weston; vice-presi
dent and treasurer, Salathial M. Spaulding;
secretary, engineer and land commissioner,
A. W. Gould; counsellor and general man
ager, Isaac Barnes.
BEAUTY IN THE BULL PEN.
A Brunette and a Blonde in the Mu
One Accused of Arson and the Other a
Suitor for Justice.
It was a strange face to grace the bull pen;
large, dreamy, black eyes a wealth of raven
hair, rosebud lips and teeth that glistened
like snow in a setting of coral; the chin and
throat were perfect, and the ensemble would
have furnished a study fit for the chisel of
Praxitelles. Such was the face that answered
to the name of Mary Jackson in
the police court yesterday morning.
She is of French extraction,and it was hinted
that th'is was not her real name. The charge
was setting fire to the St. Paul house, where
she was employed as a domestic. Her youth
and beauty, together with her strange actions
after being arrested, led to the belief that the
girl is crazy. No possible motive can be
imagined for her actions on any other theory.
The hearing was continued until to-day.
Agnes Swift belongs to another type of beau
ty, and she has dark,auburn hair,brown eyes,
and a delicate blonde complexion. She is
the complainant against George Le Due, and
as she is about to become a mother she had
the latter arrested, as he refused to do the
square thing. When the case came up he
was stubborn and refusing to square lt, he
was held to the graud jury.
Maggie Middleton belongs to still another
type of womanhood; she is going down the
decline of life and has scarcely a redeeming
feature. The poor abject thing was up for
drunkenness and to save her from herself
she was committed for thirty days.
The cases of Walter Holland and L. P.
nowell might have been interesting if they
had came up for trial. An account of their
arrest was given in yesterday's Globe. They
were both arraigned on the charge of assault
with dangerous weapon. The one took a
slice off the nose of a friend, and
the other cut an acquaintance in
the arm. The examinations were
continued until to-day.
A. Green had been on a toot, and when
arrested he illustrated the adage give a beg
gar a horse and he will ride to the devil. He
got twenty days for fast driving.
Al. Larson, a dirty little free lunch fiend,
was sent up for thirty days on the charge of
F. King and Ed Waters had engaged in a
street brawl, and it cost them ten 6ilver
Mike Gibbons, a would-be smart Aleck, got
on a toot and flourished his gun. Yesterday
he was lined $5 for boozing, aud the weapon
Aaron Cox. a colored gemmen, was up for
stealing a blanket. Aaron is a dude of the
clearest water, and if he could go on the
stage with just the make-up he wore yester
day he could make his fortune. He is a jolly
fellow, and to even look at him puts a pound
of laughter in the ribs. The case didn't pan
out and he was discharged on payment of the
I ton I Estate and Building:.
Sixteeen transfers were recorded at the
office of the register of deeds yesterday, ag
gregating $50,420. Tho ccomplete list is
Bernhard Zahn to August Kaltensauser,
lot 17, block 106, Lvman Dayton's addition.
Jacob Roth to Matilda Hanft, lot 16, block
1, Bailey's to Rondo's addition,
Rudolph Schiffman to Albert Scheffer,
block 110, Lyman Dayton's addition, $10,
Chas. Weide to Frank Jansson, lot 16,
block 55, Arlington Hills addition, $425.
Stephen J. McCaliskey to Henry Martin,
lot 6, block 16, Woodbury & Case's addition
Thomas B. Marrett to Patrick Fleming,
lot 17, block 3, Mogoflin & Breckenrige's ad
Rush B. Wheeler to Frank R. Blair, part of
lot 8, 9 and 10, block 1, Kern's addition,
Margaret G. Burton to West Side Land and
Cottage company, lots 1 to 16 inclusive,
block 4, of Sweeney's addition to West St.
Robert A. Smith to August Hedtke, lot 47,
block 12, Smith's subdivision, $600.
Joseph M. Pottgeiser to Henry Wierdorf,
lot 13, block 3, Pottgeiser's sub division,
Matthew Taylor-to The Taylor & Craig
Companv, lot 9, block 5, Rice & Irvine's ad
Carl Koecheler to M. nahn, east }4 of lot
5 and lot 4, of Bass' garden lots, $1,250.
John Wisenm to John Berwanger, lot 1'
block 3, Prospect Plateau, $610.
Angier Ames to William Garcelon, lots 5
and 6, Prospect Hills, $1,000-.
John Rogers, Jr., to William A. Beulke,
lot 7, block 2, Schurmiur's Seventh street ad
F. B. Jilson to Joseph Ellis, lot 5 block 2,
Jilson's subdision, $485.
Building Inspector Johnson issued the fol
lowing permits to build yesterday:
0. H. Perry, two story frame dwelling, on
division, between Grotto and Avon, $1,200.
Geo. Wirth, one and one-half story frame
dwelling, on Portland, between Arundel and
P. R. McDonnell, two story brick block of
stores and dwellings, on Ohio, between
George and Stevens, $12,000.
John Swauson, one and one-half story
frame dwelling, on Cook, ketween Payne
and Edgerton, $450.
Michael Foley, frame house, on Traxton,
between Minnehaha and Beaumont, $800.
Herman Stegeman, repairs on one-story
frarae dwelling, on Dawson, between Tell
and Earl, $100.
John Daw, repairs on one-story frame
dwelling, on Jackson, between Valley and
John Billet, one and one-half story frame
dwelling, on Duke, between Superior and
Michael Defiel, one and one-half story
frame dwelling, on St. Clair, between Duke
and Courtland, $200.
Lowell Pierce, one and one-half story
frame dwelling, on McCullum, between
Wood and Monroe, $600.
Anton Johnson, one and one-half story
frame dwelling, on Margaret, between Cy
press and Forest, $500.
Thos. F. Yorke, one-story frame woodshed,
on Randolph, between Drake and Warsaw,
Thomas Wagner,one-story frame dwelling,
on Logan, between Bay and Canton, $150.
John B. Maas, one and one-half story
frame dwelling, on Lee, between Warsaw
and Bates, $1,000.
A Successful Enterprise.
The St. Paul & Minneapolis Roller Plow
company are in receipt of many orders for
their roller plow. The company guarantee
their breakers to save in draft over 25 per
per cent, over other plows for same purposes,
also a large per centage in natural wear.
This great saving places their plows beyond
The Riot at Murraysville Trial.
Greensburg, Pa., April 7.—The trial of
Milton Weston, Chicago, Col. Blakely, Pitts
burg, and twenty others for the riot at the Mur
raysville gas well commenced this morning.
The town is flooded with strangers and friends
of the accused, and great interest is mani
fested on all sides. This morning's session
of the court was taken up with calling the
jury panel and the names of the witnesses,
many of whom were absent. The defendants
will ask a change of venue to Armstrong
V. S. Circuit Court.
[Before Judge Nelson. |
H. J. Burton vs. Judson Mclntyre et al;
Winchester & Partridge Manufacturing Co.
vs. J. W.- Earl et al; dismissed as to defend
ant, the Fergus Falls National Bank.
John Sloan et al vs. C. A. Chiniquy et al;
hearing, on motion, continued until June
W. 0. Cornish vs. Judson Wilken; order
for writ of possession.
Fayette County Savings Bank vs. G. P.
Gould et al; order filed confirming sale. »
At the fifth session yesterday all the jus
tices were present, and the following busi
ness was transacted:
Olaf Kolsti, an infant, by Elon W. Den
ton, bis guardian ad litem, appellant, vs. The
Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway company,
respondent; argued by byth counsel and
Sumner W. Farnham and James A. Love
joy, partners as Farnham & Lovejoy, res
pondents, vs. Wm. F. Thompson, appellant;
motion by plaintiff for stay of proceedings
granted, but not to exceed twenty days.
Andrew H. Adams on presentation of
certificates from the courts of New York was
admitted to practice in the courts of Minne
Adjourned to to-day at 9 a. m.
Charles Webb assignee of J. S. Canfield
and S. H. Sherwood appellant vs. L. M.
8yllabus—Under a denial in an answer
that the note sued on was given for any con
sideration defendant may show that it was
given in connection with a mortgage for a
fraudulent purpose-to shield his property from
his creditors and that he was not in fact in
debted to plaintiff.
Tnder section 78, chapter 73, general stat
utes 1878 it is no longer necessary to authen
ticate account books by the suppletary oath
of the persons who | actually made the en
When a plaintiff sought to introduce in
evidence the account books of a partnership
containing entries of charges against de
fendant which appeared to be original entries
made in the usual course of business as the
transactions allowed some of which were in
the hand writing of an absent partner but
which were chiefly made by the parties by
whose oath the book3 were verified,
(both being"; authorized to make
such entries) held a course of dealing be
tween the parties being shown that the books
are properly admissible as prima facie evi
dence, though the absent partner chiefly
made the sales to defendant, and the other
partner was not able to identify the particu
In an action by an assignee of a chose in
action to which defendant is entitled to a set
off under the statute, the latter is not enti
tled to an affirmative judgment for a balance
due him thereon as upon a counter claim
against the plaintiff.
Order denying new trial reversed.
[Before Judjje Wilkin.J
State of Minnesota vs. Thomas Connelly
or Tom Conway; motion for a new trial and
also a motion for a further stay of proceed
ings denied; arraigned and sentenced to two
years and two months hard labor In the state
penitentiary at Stillwater.
State of Minnesota vs. Thomas M. Horan;
applicatiou for bail; continued to 10th inst.
Adjourned to Thursday next at 10 a. m.
NEW CASES AND PAPERS FILED.
Perkins, Lyons & Co. vs. The Western As
surance company and Catherine Lux; judg
ment demanded in the sum of $350. Plain
tiffs held a mortgage against the house of
Catherine Lux, insured in the above com
pany, and the house burned.
Noyes Bros. & Cutler vs. Beaupre, Keogh
& Co.; judgment asked in the sum of $0,000.
It seems that Charles Young went into busi
ness at Forsyth, Custer county, Montana,
buying goods of both plaintiffs and defend
ants, and afterwards made an assignment to
Clarence A. Winchester, of Miles City, the
property tims delivered to the latter being
worth §0000. Winchester continued the
business, adding to the 6tock, and selling
from both the old and the new. Beaupre,
Keogh &, Co. issued an attachment for their
own benefit, and now suit is brought against
them by Noyes Bros. & Cutler for $6,000,
that both creditors may get proportionate
shares of the amounts due them.
[Before Judge McGrorty."]
Estate of J. P. Zespel, deceased; petition
for administration de bonis tion filed; hearing
May 1, 18S4, at 10 a. m.
Estate of Richard Slater, deceased; petition
for administration filed; hearing May 1,1884,
at 10 a. ra.
Estate of Martin M. Laley, deceased; au
thenticated copy of letters of administration
I Before Judpe Burr. |
n. Philips, Thomas Fitzgerald, and M.
Drasy, drunkenness; committed for five
James Kelly, same; fine of $5 paid.
H. Hanson, F. King, and E. Waters, dis
orderly conduct; fines of $10 paid.
Thomas Foley, vagrancy; sentence suspen
M. Gibbons, carrying concealed weapon;
fine of $5 paid.
Walter Holland, assault with weapon; con
tinued until to-day.
L. P. Howell; same.
Geo. Leduc, bastardy; Maggie Middleton,
drunkenness; committed for thirty days.
Mary Jackson, arson; continued until to
A. Green, fast driving; committed for
Al. Larson, drunkenness and vagrancy;
committed for thirty days.
Aaron Cox, larceny; dismissed.
Tnbbesine' Replies To Overton,
To the Editor of the Globe:
In looking over the official proceedings of
the last council meeting. I see a report of
Supt. J. B. Overton to the Board of Water
commissioners in regard to complaints made
by the Board of Fire Commissioners in re
gards to frozen hydrants and the supply of
water at the Griggs ifc Foster fire.
It became necessary for us to report such
hydrants to the Chief Engineer as soon as
we fouud them frozen. Now in his report to
the commissioners he says that he had three
men and one horse at work during February,
aud the first fifteen days of March. I would
like to have Mr. Overton tell us what
those three men and horse were doing, dur-»
ing this time that he speaks of. I believe
his answer would be, thawing out hydrants,
this being the case why does he
not admit that they do freeze. Of course he
is well aware that during the winter we had
more fires than for any years previous,
consequently we would use more hydrants.
Would it be unreasonable If we found one
once in a while, the same as they do in their
examination out of order, but we must not
report it to the water company. If we do
the answer the Chief Engineer receives,
would be, judging by his report, now as in
previous years, your engineers and firemen
don't know how to open or shut hydrants.
Upon this theory he has based this report
from beginining to end, and he must befche
only one that can open or shut off a hydrant.
I should advise our Commlsisioners to pro
cure his services as soon aspossbleto learn us
how. The Engine of No. 4 has been in our
department for 16 years and our now first
assistant Hilderbrand, the same. I have
been in the city's employ nearly 12 years,
others more or less and this should be sufi
cient time to learn what he learnt in 12
years. I will here cite an instance and show
you how cunning he is. The Monday after
the Griggs and Fister fire the new Aherns
Engine was tried at the hydrant at the Cen
tral Fire Hall. Chief Engineer Black told
me as soon as they where ready, to open the
hydrant. I applied the wrench but it was no
go. I called Mr. McCardy one of the lad
der men to assist me. Just then Overton
stept up behind and said; that on.' is frozen.
I did intend to have it thawed out by this
time. If he new it was frozen why did he
not report it to Chief Black. Suppose there
had been a fire there in the morning, we
would not have got any water, and his an
swer would have beeD, as In former cases,
your men dont know how to open the hy
Well, I guess he was right. I could not
open it and he couldn't either, until it was
thawed out and that was what was
done. I could mention other instances dur
ing last winter and am willing to prove them
any time. He says the engineer that report
ed the hydrant corner Third and Broadway
-the 8unday of Griggs & Foster's fire gets so
excited that he opens the throttle of bis en
gine before water is turned on. This I don't
think would interfere in any way with the
hydrant if it was all right. If it was not
frozen on Saturday that would be no reason
why it could not be the day after. I believe
some would freeze up in 6 hours after they
are thawed. I will tell you why. They are
thawed by putting a small piece of hose in
the hydrant and steam forced down to the
valve until it can be opened. Then it is left
if it does not drip clean and some of the
water stays around the valve with the frost
from 3 to 8 feet deep, it is very apt to freeze.
In regard to the supply of water, he says that
the day after they got abetter hydrant stream
than they did from the engine. Very well,
he speaks of one, but suppose he should
want to use 6 or S streams from hydrants
what kind of distance would he get* The
comparison the previous day with the engines
wonld be the 3ame.
ne says they find hydrants broken and that
he lays also to the men inthe department He
do does not say anything about how many hy
hydrants arelused by sprinkling and carts.
They would use a hydrant fifty times when
we would use it once, but the breaks are all
laid to us. At last comes the cigar box full
of stones and gravel. He says he was reliably
informed that the engine had been used at a
fire cistern previous to this and that
the engineer had not cleaned the strains. I
would like to have Mr. Overton or his inform
ant show me a cistern that contains dead sun
fish and snail shells and stones. 'That was
what the strain was filled with.
The whole report from beginning to end
was merely to point out to the commission
ers that if there had been any trouble with
any of the hydrants the engineers and fire
men were to blame for all. Iu justice to my
self, and others I hope the board of tire com
missioners and board of water works will in
vestigate this fully and if they find any
blame put it where it rightly belongs
Henry Tudbesing Engineer No I.
BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Special Fund Created for the Siegel
Contracts Awarded to Paul Haupt—
Teachers Appointed, l.tc
When the roll call was made by the secre
tary of the board of education last nitrlit it
was found that Inspectors Oppenheim, Ham
ilton, Schiffmcr, Gilbert, Athy, Horn, Ber
landi, Murphy, Kerker, McCaine and Don
nelly answered to their names as they were
A DISPUTED BILL.
A communication fromKcnney & Hudson
asking that a bill for $184 that they had sent
in some time ago be paid, was read. They
state that the architect is prejudiced against
them and has done them injustice, aud con
cludes with a threat that if it is not paid they
will bring a suit. The matter was referred
to a committee consisting of Murphy, Gilbert
THE POWER OP TIIE DOARD.
The comptroller sent iu a communication
stating that the board of education have the
power to place to the credit of any fund in
the school treasury, or to a special fund that
may be created by the | proceeds from the
sales of school property, to be applied for the
payment of a contract for the construction
of a particular school building, provided tin
same has not been previously appropriated
by law, but there is nothing to prevent the
board from passing a subsequent resolution
prior to letting the contract, appropriating
such moneys for other purposes. The con
tract let will hold the moneys sacred for the
purposes first intended, but not otherwise.
In accordance wiih the above Mr. Horn of
fered the following, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the proceeds of the sale of
real estate ordered to be sold in Terry's addi
tion and McLean's addition be set apart and
appropriated as a special fund for the con
struction of the house in Siegel's addition.
The following bids were opened for the
construction of the Siege! school building:
PaulHaupt,$13,593; Trip <fc Co..$15,500; A.
G. Deparais, $14,050; B. J. Grimshaw, $14,
138; J.M. Miner, $13,900; A. Bassford $14,
500. The bids were referred to the commit
tee on buildings which reported on the same
after considering them. A difficulty arose
however in this way. The board by resolu
tion ordered a slate roof. The
advertisement for proposals was for bids ac
cording to the plans and specifications in the
architects office. These specifications called
for a shingle roof, and Mr. Millard the archi
tect, explained that the fault was all his own,
as he had failed to mention slate roof in the
specifications. This threw the bids into con
fusion as some bid for slate roof and some
for 6hiugle and in addition one of the bidders
stated verbally to some of the committee that
his bid meantslate roof. Alter considerable
talk the award was made to Paul Haupt, with
the understanding that they would change
the contract afterwards and make it a slate
roof instead of a shingle.
The committee on schools reported the folt
lowing teachers and asked that they be ap
pointed: Mrs. M. G. Church, Miss Isabella
Williams, Miss Laura A. Gales, Miss Jennie
Cornelle, Miss C. E. Eyles, Miss E. F,
Cramsie. Miss M. Farr Miss
C. Eyleg, Mb* C. L.* Piek
ard, Miss Mary Shanley, Miss L. Norcott,
Miss A. M. Woodbury, Miss C. Saunders,
MissE. McKenna. The report of the com
mittee was adopted.
REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT.
Mr. "Wright, the superintendent made his
usual monthly report. Among other things
he recommended a commercial cause for
those who propose to go to a commercial col
lege. The recommendations were all referred
to the appropriate committees. The follow
ing is a statement of the enrollment and
attendance on the public school-:
Total Attend- Total En
High school 228 201
Training school 174 112
Franklin " *4S 743
Madison " 527 477
Jefferson " 533 402
Humboldt " 255 205
Lincoln M 505 420
Webster " 374 325
VanBuren " 451 394
Monroe " 307 '292
Garne'.d " 369 298
Adams " 208 185
Washington" 205 178
Neill " 178 159
Jackson " 299 251
River " 224 200
Rice " 139 110
Harrison " 125 107
The board decided to hold the high school
exercises at the end of the term iu the hall
of the high school building.
Mr. Berlandi resigned the position of
chairman of the committee on real estate,
and the matter was referred to the committee
with power to fill the vacancy.
A Well Merited Sentence.
St. Louis, April 7.—Wm Brown,the negro
who confessed to having murdered a peddler
named Lavinge,and chopped his body to pieces
at the little townof Cahokaills,some six weeks
ago, and which created a great sensation in
that neighborhood, was arraigned in the cir
cuit court at Belleville, 111., to-day, and
pleaded gnilty. He was sentenced to hang on
Admitted to Bail.
Detroit, April 7. Judge Gridley this
morning admitted Dan. S. Holcomb and
Judd Crouch to bail in $20,000 each. Thejde
cision was satisfactory to the friends of the
accused. But much bitterness and disap
pointment was expressed by a great number
Tiie Xiagara Falls Sliort Line.
There is still a great deal of doubt as to
whether this road is to be kept open for pas
senger travel, onlv a few days ago the agent
of the road in St. Paul received a dispatch
declaring in the most positive language that
it would be open as a passenger route.
This has not as yet proved to be true.
On the contrary it looks now
very much as though it would
be closed up. Last Saturday the general pas
senger and ticket agenta of "the Grand Trunk,
Baltimore & Ohio and the Wabash railroads
were to have held a meeting for the purpose
of making permanent arrangements for con
tinuing the road as a passenger route, and
to provide for a more active competition with
otlu-r lines. The Wabash representative,how
ever, did not turn up, and consequently no
decisive action could be taken. It has al]
along been understood that the Wabash la
opposed to a permanent arrangement for
continuing this line. The Wabash j
wanted to take their road out April 1. but
were prevailed upon bv the Baltimore A: Ohio
and Grand Trunk to change their mind, and
consequently they gave orders to continue
the line for the present. This indicate-, thai
the Wabash does not want to bind itself by a
new agreement and tends to confirm the ru
mor about its inteention to form another
eastern line from this city iu couuectiou with
some other roads.
Reduction on the Could and Wabash
St. Louis, April 7.—A general order has
been issued by the executive committee of
the Gould and Wabash systems, proclaiming
j a reduction of 10 per cent, in the salaries of
I an officers and employes receiving $100 per
| month ami over, engineers and train nun
I not included. The reduction is made for
j April. May and June, or longer if necessary.
Mr. Odel went out on the Northern Pacifie
I immissioner Carmen, of Chicago, left
St. Paul for home yesterday.
Mr. "Whitman, of the Chicago, St. Paul A;
Omaha road, left yesterday for Chicago.
Mr. J. J. Hill, president of the St. Paul &
Manitoba road. Who has been in New York
■■ Weeks, returned yesterday.
Mr. Manvel and Mr. Warren, of the St.
Paul & Manitoba road, have returned from
Chicago. Gen. Alexander is expected back
in a few days.
Geo. o. Manchester, assistant president
of the Oregon railway and navigation com
pany, passed through St. Paul yesterday on
hi- way to Portland.
Twenty-five car> and forty people, from
Bowling Green Louisiana, Missouri, bound
for Devil.-, Lake, went up on the St. Paul A
Manitoba road, yesterday.
The "Western Trunk-Line association given
notice that from March '2^, and until further
notice, the rates upon barley in car-load lots
from Weber, Utah, to Chicago, Milwaukee,
and points common therewith, will be 60
cents pet 100 pounds.
The Mexican Central railroad win formally
opened for passemrer traffic Saturday. The
Pullman company has entered into a fifteen
years' contract with the Mexican Central,
and has placed some elegant Bleepers on the
line, which will be run regularly between El
Paso and tin- city of Mexico.
The Chicago, Rock Island A Pacific Toad.
Burlington, Cedar Rapids A Northern Rail
way and Minneapolis a st. Louis Railway has
Just issued a special joint tariff between Chi
cago, South Chicago, Englewood, Washing*
ton Heights, Blue Island, Joliet and Seneca,
and Duluth, Minn., aud Superior City,
Mr. Boyden, northwestern freight agent
of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road,
M. J. Gooi, second assistant freight agent,
and Mr. Bird, genera] freight agent, left yes
terday In a special train on the Bastings ami
Dakota division of tin- ( liieago, Milwaukee ,v.
St. Paul road, with the intention of making a
trip through Iowa.
On account of tin- large increase of travel,
the St. Paul a Manitoba road has been com
pelled to put on another train between (Jrand
forks and Devil's Lake; and in all proba
bility the same road will put on a second
train between Barnesville and st. Vincent.
This road will have through excursion trains
from Canada four days in the week.
It is reported here that EC. \V. McKenna,
superintendent of tin- Jeflersonville, Madison
A: Indianapolis railroad, will in- made general
superintendent of the Wabash system. Mr.
McKenua is one of the youngest Buperin
tendents In this country, but. bis excellent
record on the Indianapolis A: Vincennes ami,
his present position proves him to be one of
ih • most capable.
A Reading, Pa., dispatch says that tin-
Pennsylvania railway surveyors, on Satur
day, commenced surveying a new route
along Biver street, on the water's edge, and
directly along the side tracks laid by the
Reading company. Tin- council gave the
Pennsylvania railroad permission to occupy
the Btreet, but tin- Reading road claims that
it owns the whari •
I). B. Ford has been appointed genera]
claim agent of all lines owned ami operated
by the Northern Pacific Railroad company,
with his office at .St. Paul. Division superin
dints are to transmit all reports of personal
injury and stock killed to the general
claim agent and the general baggage agent
into report to the general claim ageut all
claims for lost or damaged baggage for adjust
ment. Mr. Ford has appointed E. H. Shaw
local claim agent at Helena. The general
claim agent duties will be to settle all claims
of whatever nature execepi those for freight.
General Manager (lark, of the Union
Pacific, left Omaha Sunday evening for New
York, and was accompanied by his private
secretary, Mr. Orr, ami tin- Hon. J. M.
Thurston, one of the attorneys of tin- com
pany. It is semi-officlally given out here
that Mr. S. R. Calloway, late of the (Jrand
Trunk, has accepted virtually, and that on
the division of the management into four de
partments Mr. Calloway will manage the
operations of the Toad, Mr. Kimball tin- road,
Mr. Ames or Mr. Adams tin- finances, while
Mr. (.Mark will have an active position and
and perhaps be charged with the mainten
ance also. Another object of Mr. Clark's
trip is stated to be tin- arrangement of terms
for a peace between the Union Pacific and
the Burlington roads, which is to be effected
within a week.
The Veterans and Sheriff Hawkins.
Cincinnati, April 7. —Sheriff Hawkins
being asked by one of the companies of the
veteran regiment why he called them to do
duty at the jail on the Saturday night of the
mob, they having refused to obey the order.
He publishes to-day a long letter anil -ays,
it would be more appropriate for him to call
on the regiment to explain why they refused
to obey the lawful command of their colonel.
He charges the conduct of tin- men to one
of the captains, who reported to the poliee
for patrol duty, instead of the jail as order
ed. He closes by tendering his uncondi
tional resignation as colonel of the regiment.
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