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Thr Chieago <fc Alton.
The yearly meeting of the stockholders o
the Chicago & Alton road was held on' Satur
day. There were 110,434 votes cast out of a
possible 149,318. John F. Straut of Chicago,
and James C. Mullin of Chicago, are re-elect
ed directors for the ensuing three years. The
board will therefore now stand: T. B.
Blackstone, John B. Drake, Morris K. Jesup,
John F. Slater, George Straut, J. C. McMul
lin, John Crerar. Lorenzo Blackstone and
John J. Mitchell. '
At a subsebuent meeting of the directors,
officers were elected as follows:
President—T. B. Blackstone.
Vice president—J. C. McMullin.
Secretary-Treasurer—Charles H. Foster.
General Manager—C. II. Chappell.
The following were elected directors of the
Joliet & Chicago Railroad company: John
Crerar, Jolin F. Slater, John B Drake, J.
McGregor Adams, T. B. Blackstone. These
elected John Crerar president, and Charles
H. Foster secretary.
The Mississippi River Bridge company
elected the following directors: George
Straut, J. J. Mitchell, T. B. Blackstone, Jno.
B. Drake, John Crerar. These elected John
Crerar president and Charles II. Foster sec
Directors of the Alton & St. Louis railroad
were elected as follows: Lorenzo Black-
Btone, John J. Mitchell and T. B. Blackstone.
These elected Lorenzo Blackstone president
and T. B. Blackstone secretary.
The St. Louis, Jacksonville & Chicago
Railroad company elected the following di
rectors: George Straut, T. B. Blackstone,
John Crerar, N. W. Green, L. E. Worces
Toledo, Cincinnati _t St. Istuls Road.
In tlie foreclosure case of the Central
Trust company against the Toledo, Cincinna
ti A: St. Louis railroad company, Judge Drum
iiiond lias made an order referring to Gov. J.
D. Cox, of Oiiio, certain questions connected
with what are culled the "car trusts" and
general indebtedness of the road and its va
rious constituent parts at the time the re
ceiver took possession, for the purpose of ad
justing and settling on some equitable basis
the various kinds of indebtedness against thc
property, independent of tlie mortgage in
debtedness. This order relates to the whole
limiting indebtedness ofthe com pany, amount
ing to about §500,000, and is designed to
settle it equitably. The road is a narrow
gauge, and is made up of several shorter
lines consolidated. The mortgages on the
different parts amount to about $12,000,000.
This order is to be entered at Springfield, In
dianapolis, Cincinnati and Toledo, through
which the road runs.
More Railroad Ituildinrj.
The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and North
ern, are building from Spirit Lake, Iowa, to
Elkton, D. T., crossing the Chicago, St. Paul
and Omaha road at Sibley and Luverue, and
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul at
Pipestone, connecting with tho Chicago and
Northwestern at Elkton. The contract pro
vides that the line shall be finished
from Sibley to Luverne by?August 1. from
Luverne to Pipestone by Sept. 1, and from
Pipestone to Elkton by Oct. 1.
THK CHICAGO, ST. PAUL & OMAIIA.
A. contract Is about to be let for the exten
sion of the Black Hills line of this road
from Woodstock, Minn., west to Pipestone,
connecting the road with the southern
Minnesota division of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul road. It is the intentlou to
have this done by the 1st of July.
[Milwaukee Sentinel 9th.J
A year or more ago the board of directors
of the Milwaukee dc St. Paul railway com
pany, by unanimous vote, requested Presi
dent Mitchell and General Manager Merrill
to sit for portraits, which when completed,
were to be placed in the general offices of the
company, in this city. Johnson, the artist
to produce thc painting of Mr. Mitchell, com
pleted his work several mouths ago, and the
picture was assigned its place as designated
by the directors. But that of Mr. Merrill
has been delayed, owing to the manager's ina
hility to get leisure time to sit forthe picture.
When In New York recently, however, he
complied with the request made bythe direc
tors, and gave W. M. Chase, of that city,
the desiied number of sittings for the por
trait. It arrived in Milwaukee yesterday,
aud is now to be seen iu the directors' room.
It is a grand piece of work, displaying many
points of rare artistic skill. The canvas is
3% by 4 feet, and is surrounded by a mag
nificent 10-inch gilt frame.
Another choice piece of portrait work was
also reeeived in the Mitchell building yester
day, being a painting of the Northwestern
National Insurance company's president,
Alexander Mitchell, having been executed
purposely for hanging in tlie general offices
of that company. Three years or more ago
the Natioual directors requested Mr. Mitchell
to set for thc painting, and have since fre
quently reminded him of the request, but it
was not until his recent trip abroad that he
consented to do so. A New York artist, A.
A. Anderson, accompanied Mr. Mitchell on
that visit, and while in Paris the president
sat for the portrait. It was received from
New York yesterday, accom pau ied by a heaw,
yet tasteful gut frame. The portrait differs
materially from that in the general office of
the Milwaukee & St. Paul company, insomuch
as it gives a full face instead of a profile view
of Mr. Mitchell.
The Duluth, North Shore & Southwestern.
A letter was received by a prominent rail
road man in St. Paul yesterday, conveying
the information that the survey had been
completed between St. Cloud and
Willmar, on the line of the Duluth, North
Shore and Southwestern road, and that the
work of construction commenced at once.
Assistant General Manager Atkins.
New York, April 9.—Mr. H. C. Atkins,
assistant general manager of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul rallrway, was stricken
with paralysis here at 1 o'clock. The phys
icians say there is no immediate imminent
F. B. Ross, traveling passenger agent of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, was
in town yesterday.
Mr. R. S. Hayes, vice-president and prin
cipal executive officer of Gould's Southwestern
system of railroads, is said to be seriously ill
in New York.
Mr. Boyden, general freight agent of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, and
Mr. Teasdale, general ticket agent of the
Royal Route, are out of town.
During the month of March the Northern
Pacific road carried over 3,000 emigrants to
points west of Missoula, Montana, from
St. PauL This is an average of 100 per
The St. Paul and Duluth road improved a
little during the first week of April. In that
time she earned $18,226.93. During thc
same week last year it earned $17,721.73,
which shows an increase of $505.20.
The Northern Pacific has issued a circular
giving notice that on the 10th of this month
the agency at Little Missouri station will be
abolished. On the same date an agency will
be established at Medora, on the Missouri
division. The night telegraph ofiice at Lit
tle.Missouri will be coutiuued until further
A general order has been issued by the
executive committee of the Gould and Wa
bash system proclaiming a reduction of 10
per cent, iu salaries of all officers and em
ployes receiving $100 per month and over.
Engineers and trainmen are not included.
Tbe reduction is made for the months of
April, May aud June, or longer if necessary.
This morning thirty-five emigrants from
Connecticut bound to Amenia, on the Cas
selton branch of the St. Paul <fc Manitoba,
will reach St. Paul and go on through. Yes
terday morning 110 emigrants went through
to points in the northwest. Thc train on
Tuesday eight took out a colony of twenty-
seven from Battle Creek to points in the Red
River valley, and 107 emigrants for different
R. R. Cable, president of the Chicago,Rock
Island & Pacific, has gone to Cedar Rapids,
la., to attend a meeting of the directors of
the Burlington and Cedar Rapids & Northern
that was to have been held yesterday. The
object of the meeting is to perfect arrange
ments for the immediate construction of the
Clinton and Northwestern extension on that
The business of thc land department of the
Union Pacific railroad for the first quarter of
this year was as follows: Acres sold, 580,750;
amount, $1,419,386; emigrant teams west
from Council Bluffs, 613; cars household
goods, 705. During March 332,924 acres
were sold for $798,187; 510 emigrant teams
went west from Council Bluffs, and 404 cars
of household goods were hauled.
Mr. John C. Gault went to New York about
a week ago to attend a meeting of the arbi
tration committee, consisting of himself,
Hugh Riddle and Charles Francis Adams,
Jr., to take i p the matt** of arranging new
east bound percentages. The committee,
however, decided to postpone action until
east-bound freight affairs are in a more satis
factory condition than at present.
Commissioner Midgley, of the Southwest
ern Railway association, authorizes a special
rate of $2 per ton of 2,500 pounds from East
Mississippi river points to Kansas City,
Leavenworth, Atchison, and St. Joseph on
soft coal mined in Illinois. Tie abev: rate
should be confined strictly to soft coal actual
ly mined In Illinois, and is conditional upon
the business being routed via such line or
lines as the association may from time to
W Sioux City, April 9.—Elias F. Drake and
Amherst II. Wilder, as trustees for the Sioux
City <fe St. Paul land grant, in the district
court here to-day, obtained a temporary in
junction against Buren R. Sherman, gover
nor of Iowa, restraining him from convey
ing the uncertified land of the company to
the general government, in accordance with
an act of the legislature, at its recent session.
It is understood the case will be transferred
from the district to the federal courts.
Real Estate and Building.
Eleven real estate transfers were recorded
in the office of thc register of deeds yester
day, aggregating $12,225. This list complete
is as follows:
Phillip Reilly to Herman Schroeder, five
acres in section 18, township 29, range 22,
Chas Weide to Andrew Schock, lot 9,
block 20, Arlington Hill's addition, $325.
11 V Dougan to Robert Bryant, lot 11,
bloek 12, Terrace Park adition, $1,400.
Frank P Blair to Mahlore P Miller, lots 28,
29 and SO, block 25, Mackubin & Marshall's
R F Marvin to Benjamin F Wright, lot 8,
block 9, Eastville Heights' addition, $200.
Francis L. Marcottc to Robert Jorden, lot
14, block 15, Mackubin & Marshall's addi
Abram F Lewis to Jolin B St Aubin, lot
19, block 1, Medill's additon, $2,500.
Frank Ilollmar to Albert M Lawton, lots
6 aud 15, block 26, Brown & Jackson's addi
tion to West St. Paul, $950.
Robert P Lewis to Clarence P Wilcox, lot
9, block 4, Lewis' addition, $500.
Same to Francis A Gordon, lot 26, block
12, Lewis' second addition, $300.
Same to Oval A Gordon, lot 25, block 12,
Lewis' second addition, $400.
Building Inspector Johnson issued the fol
lowing permits to build yesterday:
F. IT. Schade, one story frame ball alley
and room, on Webster,between Jefferson and
C. W. Miller, two story frame dwelling
house on Dale, near Kent, $3,400.
Richard Schlief, one story frame dwelling
on St. Anthony, between Arundel and West
Benj. F. Sherman, five story block of
brick and stone stores, southwest eorner of
Wabashaw and Ninth, between Seventh and
Albert Will, one and one-half story frame
dwelling on Woodbridge, between Geranium
and Oliver, $250.
Alfred Webster, one and one-half story
frame kitchen on' Marshall, between Chats
worth and Oxford, $200.
A. Ekholm, one aud one-half story frame
kitchen and porch on Minnehaha, between
W reide and Walsh, $300.
Wm. Cleaves, two story frame dwelling
house on Woodward, between Bradley and
Taylor & Craig, alteration to stone store
on Third, between Second and Fourth, $100.
C. A. Clark, alterations of store on Fourth,
corner Fourth and Robert, $500.
Taylor & Craig, stone workshop on Fourth,
between Fort and Exchange, $2(10.
At the seventh session of thc April term
yesterday all the justices were present but
Judge Dickinson, confined at home by ill
ness, and the following business was trans
R. C. Libbey, respondent vs. A. S. Riches,
G. W. MeCormiek ct al., appellants; counsel
for respondent moved to affirm the judg
ment of the court below and filed affidavit in
support thereof. No appearauee on the part
of appellant. Ordered that the judgment of
thc lower court be affirmed and that respond
ent have judgment.
Williain T. Stone, respondent, vs. Louis A.
Eyaus, appellant; argued and submitted.
Adjourned to 9:30 to-day.
Lena Sloan vs. William R. Sloan; plaintiff
granted a divorce on thc ground of inhuman
treatment. The custody of the child, Edward
R. Sloan, was also given her.
Elizabeth Brunncr vs. Theodore Brunner;
divorce granted plaintiff on the ground of
ill-treatment. The care aud custody of the
child, Joseph Brunner, is also given plain
NEW CASES AND PAPERS FILED.
In the matter of the assignment of H. Von
Unruh to Bernard Schuler; schedule of as
sets and liabilities filed, the former being
$3,300, and the latter $5,900.
George W. Fertig, as administrator of the
estate of Albert Nceser, deceased, vs. August
Hohn; judgment demanded in the sum of
$300 on a promissory note due the deceased.
fBefore Judge McGrorty.J
Estate of Michael McMahon, deceased; pe
tition for appointment of administrator filed;
hearing May 9 at 10 a. in.
| Before Judro Burr. |
Julia Krueger, assault; fine of $10 paid.
C. Simpson and B. Walter, larceny; con
tinued to the 16th.
E. Manville, drunk and disorderly: com
mitted for ten days.
F. Sullivan, vagrancy, sent out of town.
J. Nelson, disorderly; fine of $5 paid.
Merrell, et al.. selling liquor without a
license; continued to the 18th.
P. Dcwald, assault; same.
The Choral Society Rehearsals.
To the Editor of thc Globe:
Prompted by a communication (from an
old Handel and Haydenite), and having
been identified with that institution for
many years, I attended the rehearsal of the
St. Paul Choral society on Monday evening,
and have no hesitation in endorsing that
writer's appreciation of its merits. The
strictly classical portions of the "bill of fare 11
to be presented on the 15th inst. at its con
certs in Market hall was the order of business
on this occasion, and I have rarely been
privileged to pass an evening of more enter
tainment. I think there must have been
from 140 to 150 voices more admirably bal
anced, giving expression to the surpassingly
beautiful, wierd and at times melancholy
grand combinations embraced in Mendels
sohn's "First Walpurgis Night," and the
sublime solidity of Gounod's anthem, "Send
Out Tby Light."
If my experience in- musical organizations
is any index to musical merit, we have at
this early period of citizenship a much finer
foundation for the construction of musical
institution, than either Boston, when it
founded the Handel and Hayden society,
(the mother of musical culture in the nation,)
THE ST. PAUL DAILT GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1884i
or New Tork, its Sacred Music society which
have so many captains to navigate the ship
that it experienced three consecutive wrecks
in eleven years and finally went down never
to rise. Ax Older.
From the oldest Handel and Haydenite in
ONLY OXE SELECTED.
To Be Washed and Fed and Worked at
A Police Blander in an Accusation Ajjainst
"I had a sore leg, your honor, and on my
way to the doctor'^ I sat down in a stairway,
when the peeler collared me." The speaker
was a man on the outer side of forty, and it
was evident that he was a man of brains who
had seen belter days. But his dirty collar,
bloated face and dissipated appearance told
the old story of drink and ruin. When the
court gave him ten days he didn't say a
word, but took his seat in the bull pen very
much after the fashion of patience on a
monument smiling at grief. Such, gentle
reader, is what came of going out to see a
Frank Sullman, a muscular young man,
who looked as if he should be in better busi
ness, was up on the charge of vagrancy. He
is one of the men who were born tired and
they will exercise their wits twenty-four hours
a day to contrive a way to keep from work
ing eight. He wanted to leave town and
the general was detained to escort him to
the edge of the city.
Chas. Simpson and Burt Walter, a couple
of tough looking youngsters, were arrested
on Tuesday night skulking along the street
with two single harnesses. They were ar
raigned yesterday, but in view of the fact
it the owner of thc property had not
n discovered, the hearing was continued
bhn Nelson, a robust young man, was up
the charge of assaulting a boot black. The
:imony showed that the boy had ■ played
Ison for a sucker and that when he refused to
pay twenty-five cents for a shine the artist of
the brush threw mud at him. Then Nel
son kicked him in the bread basket and it
I; him five bills,
he case of M. F. Kellihar, charged with
lulting a lad named Delauey, was con
ted until to-day.
has. Weber, ex-chief of police, was
rged with selling liquor without a license.
Mr. Weber explained that in the firm of
Dietrich & Co., liquor dealers on Wabashaw
street, he represented the company and that
I cense had been procured last January,
produced the license and the case was
ulia Kuneger was arraigned on thc charge
ssaultinc a big whiskered man named
kulft. It appeared that the latter had
ulated slanderous stories about her and
knocked him out with a poker. The
imony was in German and there was a
swarm of glib witnesses. As he had been
badly hurt the defendant was fined §10.
Peter Demald was up for having severely
Rished Mat Jackels. The latter was in
■t, and he had the most badly pounded
head that has been in the court room for a
long time. The hearing was continued to
the 10th inst.
ert Lea Engine Company and E vans
ville Board of Trade.
rticles of incorporation were filed with
secretary of state yesterday of Engine
ipany No. 1, of Albert Lea, by Anson
Peck, A. n. Squires, A. M. Anderson, Chas.
Pratt, Adam Wiegand and J. P. Havland.
The corporation dates Marph 15, 1884, to con.
tinue for twenty years. Thc terms of mem
bership are a fee of $2 and an assessment of
$1 per annum. The first officers are, fore
man, Anson Peck; assistant foreman, A. H.
Squires; foreman of hose, A. M. Anderson;
assistant foreman of hose, Charles Pratt;
secretary, Adam Wiegand; treasurer, J. P.
Articles of incorporation were also filed
with the secretary of 6tate yesterday of the
Evansvillc Board of Trade, forthe purpose of
advancing the commercial, mercan-
Iand manufacturing interests of
village of Evansvillc, Douglas
nty, for inculcating just nnd equitable
iciples of trade, maintaining uniformity
ommcrcial usages, securing business in
uation, the adjustment of controversies
promoting the general welfare and pros
ty of the village. The corporation corn
ices business April 7, 1884, foracontinu
e of tweuty years. The flrst board of
officers are: President, O. N. Ostrom; vice
president, Ole Amandson; secretary, H. G.
Uric; corresponding secretary, A. Lilyquist;
treasurer, C. Bordson; and directors, O. N.
Ostrom, A. Lilyquist, C. J. Johnson, F. Han-
IOlc Bmandson, N. C. Paddock, H. G.
eland, H. G. Uric, John Striker, Ole
i, J. A. Johnson, Olaf Dahlhiem, W. M.
, C. Bordson and Milo Mceke.
Was it the Doctor or Druggist?
ie case of Dr. Wm. T. Stone,respondent,
Mrs. Louis A. Evans, was argued and
aitted in the supreme court yesterday,
appellant is the wife of Fred Evans, of
"loud, and the respondent a well known
ieiun of that city. Mrs. Evans was ill
called Dr. Stone; who prescribed hypo-
injections of atrophene, a clerk at a
drug store putting up two ounces of some
thing purporting to be the same from his
written prescription. Thc injections were
uscdand poisoned the woman, and two other
Mysicians were called in, who, it is claimed,
red her life. She sued Dr. Stone for
,000 damages and expenses of her illness
aud the court below granted her the express
damage but denied her a new trial, where
upon her recourse to the court of last re
sort. The question in the argument yester
day seemed to hinge as to whether the doctor
or the druggist was the party liable for the
preparation of the poisonous compound put
up and used.
A Noonday Blaze.
Ahout 12:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon
the family of Mr. John Lulu, residing on the
corner of Eighth and John streets, were
startled by thc fumes of smoke and it became
evident that the dwelling was on fire. An
alarm was turned in from box No. 38,and the
department was prompt in responding. By
the time the engines got to the scene the fire
had gained considerable headway
and some vigorous work was
done before it was squelched.
The fire originated from a defective chim
ney and it was confined to the kitchen and a
room overhead. The loss is between §400
and $500. The house is insured for $1,200,
of which $1,000 is in the Fire and Marine of
this city- The furniture is insured for $1,
000 in the Phoenix, of New York, having
been placed by S. S. Eaton. The loss on the
building and contents is about equally
E Historical Society Gifts.
e Minnesota Historical society received
sierday as a gift from the State Historical
society of Illinois, "The Edwards Papers,"
the same being a collection in book form,
under the editorship of E. B. Washburne, a
collection of letters, papers and manuscripts
of Ninion Edwards, chief justice of the
courts of appeal of Kentucky, the first and
Ptorial governor of Illinois, its first
4itcs senator and the third governor
ite. From the same source was
ved a biographical sketch of Enoch
ginally from New Hampshire, and
s pioneer; which is edited by Henry
Another Shelf Full.
Col. Taylor received yesterday and added
to the state library the following legal works:
Two volumes Pacific Reporter, Nos. 1 and
2, containing all the decisions of the supreme
courts of California, Colorado, Kansas, Ari
zona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon,
New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Wyom
ing; seventh edition Parsons on Contracts,
fourteenth edition Greenleaf on Evidence,
Mississippi Citations, High on Extraordinary
Remedies, second edition; volume five Illi
, nois Digest, three, four, five and eleven
Michigan Reports; annotated editions ex
changed for the old edition.
Senator Vest Makes a Telling
Speech on the Naval Ap
Secretary of the Navy Chandler Not
to be Trusted with Handling:
The House of Representatives do More
Wrangling Than Work, and Only Two
Washington, April 9. —Senator Hill, from
the committee on postoffices and post roads,
reported favorably the original bill, to estab
lish a postal telegraph system. Hill remarked
that the committee were unanimous as to the
first clauses of the bill, which relate to doing
the work by contracts with existing com
panies. The provision relating to the lia
bility of the contracting company for failure
to correctly and promptly transmit messages
has been amended by limiting such liability
to 500 times the amount paid for transmis
sion. Two such failures have been added to
First—Authorizing the contracting com
pany to employ the postmaster as its agent
and operator, at any postal telegraph office,
where the telepraphic receipts are insufficient
to pay the salary of an operator, and to pay
him a commission of not over 50 per cent, of
the charges on the messages transmitted
from the offices.
Second, it requires the postmaster general
to secure provisions in the contract which shall
protect postal telegrams again st discrimination
in the order of transmission in favor of tele
grams received at such of the company's
offices as are not operated under the pro
visions of this bill. The contract system re
mains the most prominent feature of the
bill, and is not widely different from the
scheme of the Postal Telegraph company, ex
cept it empowers the postmaster general to
receive bids from any telegraph company for
the contract. The provisions relating to thc
establishment of a government system, pure
and simple, in the event that no satisfactory
contract with established companies is se
cured, are a combination of the features of
the Hill and Edmunds bill.
The senate resumed consideration of the
naval appropriation bill, and Senator Vest
continued his remarks. The popular im
pression, Vest said, was that the late civil war
wa3 the beginning of the decline of the Am
erican merchant marine, but this impression
was not correct. The decline had began six
years before thc war. The loss of American
shipping from 1840 to 1882 was for the
period before the war, 16 4-10 per cent, dur
ing the war, 38 8-10 per cent., and since the
war 12 2-10 per cent.
Referring to the shipping bill reported to
the senate by Senator Frye from the com-
mittee on commerce, Senator Vest said, it
was like empiricism, which mistook a deep
seated disease for a mere cutaneous eruption,
and treated the patient with cutacura and
moderate doses of sulphur. All this pretext
of protecting American labor, was "leather
and prunella." The American ships were
obliged to pay foreign sailors the same wages
as they paid sailors engaged in the coast
Senator Bayard said he had been informed
that in a case where the same stockholders
owned vessels built and registered in Eng
land, and also vessels built and registered
in the United States, on which they were
paying same wages, yet they had felt com
pelled to cease running the American ves
sels. Bayard had been wondering what was
the magic that made the difference, that
compelled such a result.
Senator Vest read a correspondence from
the president of the shipping company, to
show there was a difference of 25 to 30 per
cent in the first cost of the ships, against the
American ship owner. He should be per
mitted to buy ships wherever he might
choose to buy them.
Senatoi Bayard suggested that would be a
left-handed privilege, if higher wages prohib
ited the running of the vessel.
Seuator Vest continued reading to show
that rehiring crews in America increase tue
expenses of the American steamship by $15,
000 a year. It was no wonder the only
American line had deserted the flag of its
country. Free ships were not the only thing
neccessary. He would reform the whole
protective system which had struck down
American merchant marine.
Senator McPherson, in the course of some
remarks, said, while the government persist
ed in keeping the present secretary of the
navy it would not wonder at lack of confi
dence in the navy department.
Senator Hale remarked that he did not
suppose the senator from New Jersey could
sit down without getting off some of his bile
against the secretary of thc navy.
Senator McPherson replied, if the senator
would read the newspapers of the country,
he would see it was not thc bile of thc senator
from New Jersey that was responsible for
the opposition to the secretary of the navy.
Senator Hale defended the secretary of the
navy from thc aspersion, and asked if any
man could put his finger on a single thing
the secretary had done in the administration
of his office that even suggested a suspicion.
That officer had no voice ou thc floor of the
senate, and he had felt it due to him to say
Senator Vest, while recognizing the great
ability of tho secretary of the navy, said lie
believed that the partisan bias of that officer
was such, as to lead him to do thintrs in his
public capacity, that thc interests of the
country would not warrant.
Senator Hale asked whether Vest meant
that the officer had in the administration of
his office done an3"thing of the character in
Senator Vest said he could not put his fin
ger on any act of that officer's adminis
tration that would subject him to criticism.
Vest arraigned the Republican party because
having had charge of the governmeut since
1861, the country was still without a navy.
Senator Hale said during the last twelve
years the Democrats had been in power in
the house half the time, and in the senate
part of the time.
Senator Vest said they had a little sporadic
coutrol of the senate and house for about
Senator Edmunds, sotto voice, "which
they will probably never haye again."
Vest inquired what they could have done
Senator Hawley remarked that was what
the country was asking.
Senator Vest—The senate and president
had been Republican.
Senator Beck said if Hale were to go into
the details of the naval expenditures for the
last twenty years, he, Beck, could by the ofli
cial record prove rottenness and corruption
in the administration of the funds.
Senator Edmunds stated he had been much
interested in the accounts given in the
senate of the flourishing condition of the
navy before the war. He read a letter from
James Buchanan, dated September, 1853, ad
dressed to the Hon. Henry Wise, Virginia, in
which he said: "We Americans boasted
much of our navy, but what was
it in comparison with the navies
of England or France? Suppose
those powers should determine to prevent
us interfering in Cuba, in case the time ar
rive when we ought to interfere. They had
a naval power to carry out their determina
tion. We should at least have navy enough
to command our own coast. Buchanan furth
er recommended that part of the surplus in
the treasury should be expended in the con
structing of a navy. Edwards said that was
what the senate wanted to do. Buchanan
had also expressed a conviction that the work
had better be put under contract, which, Ed
munds added, was what was proposed in this
instance. After an executive session the
The Iiouse. of Representatives.
Washington, April 9.—Mr. Hopkins, of
Pennsylvania, offered the following pream
ble and resolution, which referred to the
committee ou commerce:
Whereas, It is charged that the present
system of transporting live stock by railroad
companies engaged in interstate commerce,
is barbarous and destructive; that 10 per
cent, of the animals perish in consequence
of this treatment, and the flesh of the re
mainder is unfit for human food; and,
Whereas, It is charged the flesh of ani
mals so treated including that of the dead
and dying, is sold to the people, and cannot
when dressed be distinguished from sound
meats, and is a source of many and various
Whereas, It appears by the report of the
committee on agriculture to this house on
January 21, 1875, that the loss by shrinkage
alone in the weight of animals, caused by
this system of transportation, amounted to
the immense sum of $8,000,000 on the busi
ness of 1870, and must now be nearly or
quite $16,000,000 per annum, and
Whereas. It has been charged that the
said railroads, by a system of favoritism,
give to a small number of persons, known
as the asseciation of eveners, a bonu3 or
gift almost of fifteen dollars on ever} car
load of beef cattle shipped from the west to
the east, and said sum being no part of the
actual legitimate cost of transportation, but
is, on the contrary, collected by the trans
porters and paid over to the so-called eveners
as a mere gratuity, and
Whereas, The losses and charges above
constitute in the aggregate an enormous tax
on a necessary article of food, which must be
borne b\' the producer and consumer alike,
diminishing thc protits to the meat growers
in the west, and placing meat food in many
instances beyond poor men in the east, and
Whereas, It is charged that the act of con
gress requiring railroad companies to unload
stock in transit eveiy twenty-eight hours is
habitually violated; therefore
Resolved, That the committee on commerce
be instructed to inquire whether those evils
do in fact exist, and to what extent they may
be remedied by law, with power to send for
persons and papers, and with directions to
report any time, by bill or otherwise.
Then a struggle arose, as to which of the
many pending special orders should obtain
precedence of consideration.
Mr. Dingley essayed to bring np thc ship
ping bill but the effort was unsuccessful,
the motion being defeated by 76 to 156.
Mr. Reagan met a like fate, his motion to
consider the interstate commerce bill, being
voted down, yeas 101, nays 120.
The speaker ruled the uxifiuished business
was the Oregon central laud grant bill.
Mr. Stockslager, under an order made
Monday, asked the house to consider public
bills, and moved for the committee of the
whole for the consideration of such bills.
The antagonists of the measures and the
more prominent advocates of the Oregon
central bill unites in oppositions to the mo
tion, but they were'unsuccessful, and the
house bv a vote of yeas 160, navs 61, went
into committee of the whole, Mr. Welborn in
the chair, as indicated.
Even then, however, there was no plain
sailing, for the tirst bill called up was by Mr.
Stockslager for a public building at Keokuk,
Iowa, being objected to by Thompson, who
contended that, under the rules, the objec
tion must be reported to the house and passed
upon by that body. The point was raised,
that the rule which required this course to be
taken had been suspended by the terms of
the resolution making this class of bills a
special order. The chair having held the
point well taken. Thompson appealed from
the decision, and though the decision was
sustained by a large majority of the commit
tee, the debate which took place enabled the
opposition to consume more than half an
The Keokuk bill, which provides for the
ultimate appropriation of $150,000, was then
advocated by Mr. McCord, who presented
facts which, in hl6 estimation, necessitated
the erection of a building.
Mr. Holman, in opposition, read from an
article in the Burlington Gazette ridiculing the
idea that the public business at Keokuk re
quired the erection of a building, and setting
forth that this action would result in loss to
the government by the surrender of leases.
Mr. McCord explained that the newspaper
article was the outgrowth of a neighborhood
quarrel. After six tedious votes by tellers,
the bill was laid aside with a favorable rec
The Vest bill was one appropriating $100,
000 for the erection of a public building at
Waco, Texas. This was bitterly opposed by
Mr. Warner, on the ground that the popula
tion and business of that city did not justify
the large appropriation called for, and ex
pressed his disapprobation of linking these
bills together like sausages. There might be
some good meat, but there was pleanty of
bad. It was the worst form of legislation,
and until this special order was vacated, he
would resort to every parliamentary method
to defeat these bills.
Mr. Buckner also entered this protest
against this species of legislation. The Dem
ocrats to-day stood where the Republicans
had stood two years ago. They were putting
on the cast off habilments of their friends,
the people had repudiated tlie Republican
party, and elected the Democrats as the rep
resentatives of reform. Did this mode of
legislation look like reform _
Mr. Mills, in advocating the bill, resented
the idea of the gentleman from Missouri lec
turing the Democratic party. In last con
gress, when the question of building in his
own state w.is up, the gentleman had been
as silent as the grave.
Mr. Buckner—"I was doing my duty, you
are not doing yours."
"What did you do about St. Louis and
Kansas City?" queried Mills. "What has
made 3'ou so sudden a convert to the cause
"I will tell you," answered Buckner. "It
is because you have made a ring and want to
get your share of the pork, [laughter.]
"You have got yours," retorted Mills amid
renewed laughter and confusion. "The gen
tleman is a singular statesman. He says we
were elected to reduce taxation. I want to
know whether he has not been shunning all
efforts to reduce taxation on clothing?"
•'No sir,' replied Buckner.
"You have been contending it would be im
politic and unwise to do anything, have you
not'" persisted Mills.
"Yes sir, I have," replied Buckner.
"Oh," exclaimed Mills amid a new burst
of laughter. "The only trouble with the gen
tleman is, he has not got a public building
in his little town, the name of whieh I do not
know." An amendment reducing the ap
propriation was lost, and then bill was acted
unon favorably. The committe rose and re
ported the Keokuk and Waco bills to the
house. Without action the house took a re
cess until to-morrow at 11 o'clock.
IT WAS PREMATURE.
Mr. Arnold Has Not Yet Written His
Impressions of Chicago.
Chicago, April 9.—It has been proven,
beyond a doubt, that the "special London
cable," which appeared here on Monday
morning, and purported to be the first of a
series of letters from Matthew Arnold to the
Pall Mall Gazette, giving his impressions of
America, was a hoax. It seems the article
was prepared in the office of the Chicago
Daily Newt, and its publication secured in
New York, as a means of exposing a rival
article, which pretended to give Mr.
Arnold's impression of Chicago, and as it
scoffed at this city's pretensions to art and
literature, or anything above corn, pork and
tinned meats, created a great local sensation.
In response to an inquiry the following was
received from London this afternoon:
M. E. Stone, editor daily 2Tms, Chicago—I
have made no communication whatever to
the PaU Mall Gazette. [Signed.]
All kinds of pains and aches yietd at once
to St. Jacobs Oil, the sovereign cure.
The Cincinnati Grand Jury.
Cincinnati, April 9.—A special grand
jury was impanelled thia morning with less
time than is usually required. The list of
the names of the men summoned is com
posed entirely of the leading business men
of the city. Nearly all responded and very
few asked to be excused. Three said they
had military certificates in their pockets
which entitled them to exemption, but they
would not present them. The jury as made
up contains the names of C. W. West, Geo.
W. McCalpin, Thomas G. Smith, Joseph
Soter, Herman Goepher,A. S. Butterfield and
other equally well known business men. In
structions will be given to this jury next
Monday. Meantime the judges are in con
sultation on the subject. It is understood
the jury will be charged with the most impor
tant duties of investigating the facts con
cerning the late riot and the burning of the
court house, including the charges of bribery
of the jury that convicted Berner.
Proceedings of theBoard of Pub
St. Paul, March 24, 1S84.
Board met at 2 p. m.
Present—Messrs. Hoyt, Koch and Peters.
Absent—Messrs. Barrett, Terry and Mr.
On motion Mr. Koch took the chair.
There being no quorum present the Board
was adjourned to meet at 7:30 p. m. this day,
to which time all business coming up this
day was also adjourned.
M. Koch, President pro tem.
R. L. Gorman, Clerk Board Public Work?, j
St. Pail, March 24, 1SS4.
Board met at 7:30 p. in. pursuant to ad
journment of this day.
Present—Messrs. Barrett, Hoyt, Koch,
Peters, Terry, Mr. President.
Minutes of the llth and 17th insts. read
Chester Hitchcock and Harriet Hall by C.
Hall, her agent, presented written objections
to the confirmation of the assessment against
their property for the opening, widening and
extension of Herman street.
Adam Nachtsbeiin and W. H. Mead, by
their attorney, Warren H. Mead, Esq., pre
sented written objections to the assessment
for the opening and extension of Eaton street, i
wheh, after hearing W. H. Mead on behalf
of said objectors, the same was laid over to
April 7, 1884.
The Engineer having submitted plans and
specifications for grading Marion street from
Como avenue to Fuller street, the same were
examined and approved, and the Clerk di
rected to advertise for bids.
D. D. Merrill presented written objections
in the matter ofthe assessment for the open
ing, widening and exteusion of Eaton street,
considered and laid over until April 7, 18S4.
In the matter of the protest of W.H. Mead,
Esq., attorney for Adam Worley, against the
proposed grading of Iglehart street, whicii was
laid over to this day, the same was laid over
to the 31st inst.
The bond of R. L. Gorman as Clerk of the
Board was examined and approved.
The Engineer having submitted plan and
estimate of cost the Board ordered the fol
lowing report sent to the Council, to-wit:
To the Common Council of the City of 6t.
The Board of Public Works have had under
consideration the resolution or order of the
Common Council approved Jan. 17, 1884,
relative to the grading of Aurora avenue
from Rice street to Western avenue, aud bay
ing investigated the proposed improvement,
respectfully report that said improvement is
necessary and proper, that the estimated ex
pense thereof is £4,100, one-half of which
need not be paid into the City Treasury be
fore the contract is let; that real estate to be
assessed therefor can be found benefited to
the extent of the costs and expenses neces
sary to be incurred thereby, tbat said im
provement is asked for by a petition of a
majority of the ownes of property to be
assessed therefor; we herewith send a plan or
profile of said improvement, and an order
for your adoption, if you desire ns to make
the improvement. Yeas 6; nays 0.
In the matter of the order of Council for
the proposed grading of Aurora avenue from,
Grand to Rice street the Engineer reported
that that there is au order for a proposed
change of grade on said street between said
points and recommends that no action be
taken until the matter of said change of
grade is settled. Considered aud recom
mitted to the Engineer for plan and esti
mate of cost.
The awards of the Board of Public Works
to Carl Bahr for grading Fuller street, from
Rice street t,o Ravoux street, to James Me
Donald for grading Banfil street, from
Seventh street to Forbes street, to James
McDonald, for grading Walnut stret from
Seventh street to the street on the west side
of Irvine Park, to Bartholomew Hays and
Gust Moline, for grading Fifth (5th) street
from Maria avenue to Maple street, were
returned by the Council approved, and the
same were referred to the City Attorney to
draw contracts and the President, (if t.h«
Board to execute.
The Couucil having returned the petition
of Mrs. Sophia Webber in the matter of
claim for damages to lier Improvements, by
the grading of Mount Airy street, said mat
ter was referred to the whole Board to view
In the matter of the claim of Ed. Lott for
damages to improvements on lot 10, block 3,
Patterson's addition to St. Paul, by rcasou of
the construction of the De Bow street sewer,
referred by Council to Board, the same was
referred to the City Attorney and Engineer.
Order of Council to Board for formal re
port on opening and widening Banfil street.
from a point ln front of lot No. 5 of Mock 1
of LeDue's addition and being opposite fhe
west line of said lot 5 and running easterly
to Forbes street. • Beferred to City Attorney
for report as to power of Board to condemu
the property, <fcc.
Order of Council to Board for formal re
port on thc construction of a sewer on Good
rich avenue from Western avenue to Pleas
ant avenue, on Oakland street from Pleasant
avenue to Lincoln avenue, on Dale street
from Holly avenue to Dayton avenue, on
Kent street from Summit avenue to Mar-hall
avenue, on Mackubin street from Selby
avenue to Summit avenue, on Portland
avenue from Dale street to Mackubin street,
on Hollv avenue from Dale street to Mack-
ubin street, on Ashland avenue from Dale
street to Mackubin street, on Laurel avenne
from Dale street to a point 820 feet cast of
Mackubin street, on Selby avenue from Dale
street to a point 300 feet cast of Kent street,
and on Dayton avenue from Dale street to a
point 280 feet east of Keutstrcet. Beferred to
Engineer for plan and estimate of cost.
Order of Council to Board for formal re
port on the construction of a sewer on Oak
street from Walnut street to Sherman .-treet,
on Broadway, from Third street to a point
one hundred and fifty feet north of Prince
street, and on the necessary sewer- to drain
Arundel street from Laurel avenue to Dayton
avenue. Referred to Engineer for plans and
estimates of cost.
Order of Council to Board for formal report
on grading Prairie stree from Douglas -treet
to Western avenue. Referred to Engineer
for plan and estimate of cost.
Order of Council to Board to condemn and
take property for the opening, widening and
extension of Stnrgis street from Seventh
street to Western avenue, and make assess
ment for same. Referred to committe of as
sessment, and the Clerk was directed to pro
cure abstract of property to be assessed be
tween Seventh street and Western avenue.
Order of Council to Board to let by con
tract the construction of a sewer on Rondo
street from westerly end of present sewer to
Western avenue; on Waeouta street from
Fourth to Sixth Street; thence on Robert
street to Seventh, and for grading Cherry
street from Hoffmann avenue to Maria av
nnn*. ttoforiwl tn Fnwinour fn* Wlo-..-
Pursuant to due notice, tlie matter of the
continuation of the assessment for the open
ing, widening and extension of Herman
street from the levee to Bridget street, came
up, when the same was, after due considera
Pursuant to due notice, the matter of the
confirmation for the assessment for widen
ing, opening and extension of Eaton street
from Herman street (now Eaton avenue) to
the south city limits, came up, when the
same was adjourned until April 7, 1884, at 2
Adjourned to meet on the 2Cth inst., at 9
John Farrington, President.
R. L. Gorman, Cierk Board of Public Works.
St. Paul, March 20, 18S4.
Board met at 9 a. m., pursuant to adjourn
ment of the 24th inst.
Present—Messrs. Barrett, Hoyt, Peters and
Absent;—Messrs. Koch and Terry.
On motion, the Board proceeded in a body
to view the following property, to-wit:
All the property on Seventh street, from
Jackson srteet to east city limits;
All of Brunson's addition, north of St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba railroad right
And all that property bounded north and
east by the city limits, south by the right of
way of the Chicago, Milwaukee &, St. Paul
railroad and Commercial street, and west by
Phalen creek and Arcade street, witb refer
ence to making assessment for grading Sev
enth street from Kittson to Minnehaha
Hoffman avenue r from Sixth to Seventh
Maria avenue, from Sixth to Eighth street;
Hope street, from Sixth to Margaret street;
Margaret street, from Arcade street to
Simen street, from Sixth to Seventh street;
Eichenwald street, from Sixth street to
Bradley street, from Woodward to
the south line of blocks 13 and 14 of Brun
Also Walnut street, from Seventh street to
thc street on the west side of Irvine Park;
Banfil street, from Seventh street to Forbes
Fuller street, from Rice street to Rayons
Fifth street, from Maria avenue to Map-'J
Dakota avenue, from south end of Waba
shaw street bridge to Goffe street, and Goffe
street from Dakota avenue to Dearborn
street, with reference to making assessment
for grading said streets;
Also Forest street, from Seventh street
north to Case street, and all thai land bound
ed north by city limits, east by Karl street, In
Terry's addition produced north to city limits:
south by the St. Paul & Duluth railwav right
of wayj! and west by Arcade street, with
reference to making assessment fjr grading
and bridging said street;
Rondostreet, from the western terminus
of the present sewer on said Rondo street, to
Western avenue, with reference to making
assessment for constructing a sewer on said
Also Fauquier street, from Seventh street
to Earl street, with reference to making
assessment for change of grade on said
Also Stnrgis street, from Seventh street to
Western avenue, with reference to BSt
ment for opening, widening aud extension
of said street;
Also, Minnehaha street, from Seventh to
Burr street; Acker street, from Missit
to Buffalo street; Cherokee avenue, from
Ohio street to western terminus of establish*
Concord street, from Andrew street to
Arthur avenue; Colorado street, from Dako
ta avenue to Greenwood avenue;
Sherman -treet, from Pleasant avenue to
Exchange str- < t;
Isabel street, from Ohio street to Bertha
street; State street, from Mississippi river to
Oakdale avenue: Mississippi Btreet, from
Williams street to Minnehaha Btreel; [/Orient
.-rreet, from Glencoe street to Minnehaha
gtreet, and Pennsylvania avenne, from De-
Bow street to Colnmbia Btreet, with reference
to change of grade on -aid street.-;
Al-o, Mount Airy street, from [/Orient
street to Broadwav, with reference to claim of
Mrs. Sophia Webber, for damages to im
provements on lot 11. bloek 17, Ashton and
Sherburne's addition, by the grading of
s.-id Monnt Airy street.
Having viewed said premises, the Board re
turned at 5 p. m. and adjourned.
John Farrington, President.
R. L. Gorman, Clerk Board of Pnblic Works.
Albert Morlander^has accepted the position
of salesman in J. F. Bnrke'a clothing store.
Mr. F. G. Norris, private secretary to S. K.
Stimson, has been confined to his room bj
Ulness for the past two days.
The cold weather of the past few days has
caused the .-ales of certain merchants to fall
off one-half, compared with a corresponding
number of days of lasi week.
An old stager was arrested yesterday for
beating his way among the saloons. In a
conple of honrs the old rag managed to get
comfortably full without Investing a nickel.
It is understood that the Sanlt St. Marys
and the Wisconsin Central companies are to
join hand- in erecting the railroad bridge
three miles north of this city. The train- of
both lines are to cross the St. Croix at that
It seems to have been Anally settled that
the Wisconsin Central road is not to run di
rectly througli this city. The supposition ll
thatthe business which the new road would
obtain in Stillwater would not pay tbe in
creased cost of construction aa compared
with the route recently surveyed by White
A tramp by the name of done-, who was
before the police court yesterday morning on
a charge of vagrancy, was given his choice
of thirty days in jail or leave town. Jn tho
afternoon tb" vag was found loitering about
in the lower part of the city, when he was
taken in tow and lodged In the bastile. Jones
will be glad to leave town before his sentence
The men engaged In searching for tho
body of young Kean, suspended their efforts
yesterday forenoon. The fact that tlie boy'l
hat eannot tie found is, by some persons,
considered as good evidence that the lad waa
not drowned, as is generally supposed, ami
that he will yet be heard from. It is sincere*
ly hoped that sueh may be the case lor the
sake of the afflicted parents.
As C. A. Goodrich, of the firm of Good
rich & Castle, was about to enter tiuir store
door un Tuesday afternoon, v. ith a sack of
oats on his shoulder, a slight misstep caused
the heavy sack to fall with full force against
his ankle. At first, no attention was paid to
the mishap, but in the course of an hour the
ankle had become badly Bwollen and intense
ly painful. Jn about eight or ten day-, with
good eare, Mr. Goodrich may perhaps be able
lo partially bear his weight on the injured
The city council organized on Tuesday
evening by electing .1. I). McCourt, presi
dent, and J. II. Townsend, vice president.
A vote for city engineer resulted In retaining
the present incumbent of the office—L. W.
(.'lark. No business of pubii'- importance
wee transacted, with the exception of a reso-
iution instructing tne city attorney to exam
ine the law and ascertain If the new ordi
nance increasing the license fee can bo
made retroactive in order to compel that
portion of the saloon keepers win* obtained
their licenses at any time previous to the
passage of the new ordinance to pay their
share of the increased fee.
Latest from Gordon at Khartoum.
Cairo, April 9.—The English minister has
a dispatch from Gen. Gordon bearing date
March 30. It says, on March :.'."> General
Cordon disarmed 260 Bashl Basouks, who
had mutinied. The follswing day be .-belled
the rebel camps on tbe Hiue Nile, killing
forty of the enemy. On March ~7 the rebels
fired upon Khartoum from the village oppo
site. Tliey were soon forced to evacuate,
losing fifty-nine men In the engagement,
and the Bashl Bazouks occupied the village
and held it until March 30, when the rebels
returned in force and drove them out, but
then retired themselves,. The White Nile
district is quiet. Khartoum market is well
supplied Mahdi ha- sent the rebels six
guns. General Gordon estimate that tiie
rebels about Khartoum number fully two
War Against Women.
LOXDOX, April 'J.—A detachment of cav
alry has arrived at Kidderminster, owing to
the riot of artisans. The masters have re
fused to j ield to the men's demands. Tlit
strike is expected to spread elsewhere. An
attempt has bceu made at Aberdeen to de
stroy the machinery in the Stourport carpel
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