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ST. PAUL NEWS.
WELCOME TO DAKOTA.
The Reception tiiven the Citizens of
Watertown and Vicinity.
The Trip About the City, the Armory Banquet
and Other Events of the Day.
The Visitors to K««uiln in St. J'anl and
I'artak.- of Minnesota Turkey To-day.
In accordance with the arrangements the
committee of the Jobbers' union proceeded
to Minneapolis yesterday morning and re
ceived the Watertown visitors at tli<- Wet.
They immediately -escorted tiiL-rn to
the. depot aud arrived in St. Paul
promptly ;it 10 o'clock. There was no speech
HUkfag either at Minneapolis on the Oe<
of receiving them or at St. Paul when tli-y
arrived. An aliuudance of carriages were :it
the depot au<l owing to the good manage
ment of Aid. Van Btfke. all confusion
viis avoided. He placed them
on \Vncouta 6treet between the warhouses
and the Union depot headed mat By this
means all the guests were quickly seated in
the vehicles, and in a few moments
were on their way to view- the city. The
route as published in the Globe yesterdity
■was traversed without delay and in the time
allotted to it to the moment. The visitors
•were given an opportunity to see mo6t of
the principal buildings along Summit and
Dayton avenues, on the hill at the head of
Jackson 6trect,do\vn Lafayette avenue around
up to Seventh street, and from the Seventh
Street flll to Armory hall where they arrived
precisely on time. On reaching the
hall all were shown to the cloak room
•where they laid off their overcoats and
warmed up after the two hours ride. In
the mean time the Great Western band
which had been stationed on the platform
played several selections which greatly enter
tained the visitors. When every thing was
ready the visitors took seats at the tables.
These were arranged In the usual way, live
of them placed lengthwise of the hall, and at
the head, in front of the stage, or platform,
upon which was the hand, one table was
placed at rltfht angles with the others.
At this table was Genera! Averill,
who presided. On his right was C. G . Will
iams, mayor of Watertown ; C. D. O'Brien,
mayor ot St. Paul: Judge Chandler, John S.
J'rinee, C. 11. Billow, W. B. Dean and Dr.
Day t of .St. Paul. On his left were E. G.
Faheneteek, H. G. o. Morrison, W. 6.
Giase, 0, Wood, D. C. Thomas, W. 11. Hub
bani, Frank Crane, T. V. Eddy. When all
were seated Mr. Talmugc gave the following
order: ."Gentleman, attention, forward
march, fall to." There was no
necessity for Mr. Talmage to repeat
the command. The two hours' ridine about
the city in the bracing air had put every gen
tletnan present into good condition to "fall
to" with a will, and they did so in a manner
that reflected credit upon Dakota and Min
nesota too. While the gentlemen were pay
ing their respects to the abundance of good
aud substantial things prepared for them by
Mr. John Baugh, of the Astoria, the Great
Western band gave several fine selections,
In admirable style, one of which was the
"Rival" overture. Later along the band
pave the well known "St. Paul Jobber's Ex
cursion," composed last season by Mr. An
gelrath, a member of the band, expressly for
the Jobbers' union when they made their trip
After the guests had done such justice as
the long ride and the bracing air of the state
of Minnesota and the city of St. Paul, enabled
them to to the contents of the table, General
Averill addressed them, and stated that it
having incident!)- come to the knowledge of
the people of St. Paul that some of the people
(I Watertown were coming this way, the peo
ple determined to greet them iv the most
friendly aud social manner, not only to the
lunch table but as guests of St. Paul, and
the people of the whole city. He desired to
say on behalf of the people of St. Paul that
the word welcome meant a good deal and
and thiit it Included all the Watertown peo
ple it 1U most generous aud
largest sense. Not long ago the
merchaati of St. Paul took a trip
iuto Dakota, and one of the pleasant places
■topped at wad Watertown. [Cheers.]
lie desired to say that our Lueiuess men who
were there hold in fond remembrance the
many ooortealea extended to them. We
would like to entertain yoa iv as agreeable
a manner, but the notice was short. If any
thing is lacking you must attribute it to the
head and not to the heart The jfmrral ex
pceaaed the thanks of the business men to
the Minneapolis A; St. Louis railroad, and
who spoke In a humorous vein. He said he
had a peculiar pleasure in attempting to ex
press to the guests of the city the sentiments
of the people of St. Paul, for he knew they
were as lasting, as sincere and as generous
as could be desired. Those who have
built this city are proud that you should sit at
their tables. You arc the men who have
aided to build the empire of Dakota. That
territory he declared was large enough and
influential enough to be made a state and
ought to made be one. He refer re Ho the time
when General Sibley went across the terri
tory of Dakota to chastise the Indians, and
said that when we see this country as you
men have made it with all its railroads, and
wealth and intelligence, and industry, we
feel pleased that we made it possible for you
to occupy that be*autiful and fruitful laud.
All this is uot idle ■ talk. It is all
the truth as far as it goes but
not half . the truth is told. It is
uot surprising that m ■ should admire you and
your country: Much more could be said to
you and of you, but it is hardly worth while.
You have seen part of our city and we hope
we shall see more of you and you of us. The
mayor again referred to tlie fact that Dakota
was still a territory and expressed the hopa
that the time would soon come when Minne
sota could welcome her to the galaxy of
states. He made a pleasing allusion to C.
G. Williams, mayor of Watcrtowu, and men
tioned several things in wMeh they were
similar, in a humorous manner. }\'. closed
hfs remarks by extending again a very cor
dial welcome to the guests, and expressed
the hope that the friendship between the p^o
ple of St. Paul and Watertown might be ce
mented in the most fraternal manner.
Mr. Fahiiestock said that no word* he had
could adequately express his sentiments and
he would call upon
who declared that it was ■ pleasure for him
to speak for Watertown in response to this
generous welcome. A few months ago the
St.. Paul Jobber's union went west through
Dakota on a trip of observation, and friend
ship, and on their way the jobbers stopped a
few hours with the people of Watertown. It
was an occasion of joy and long to be re
membered. You wanted us here and
we have come 200 strong!, and
we would not be anywhere else
at this time if we could. He spoke of the
ereat agency the railroad it as a civilizur. St.
Paul has come to be ■ great city, ami lou-
»go had outgrown the first aid "she had as a.
.-ivilizer. The old covered wagon, a relic
of old days, and the two wheeled oai all
have disappeared aud given place to the glis
tening bauds of steel, which now stretchout
through the west over the prairie* uarkii
and establishing eivillz.ition where v,t they
po. The rapid stritlcs made by Dakota are
caused by the railroads.. Tu-dav it is an
1 " v >■■*-'
empty and barren territory, to-morrow It is
full of cities, full of life, rigor and intelli
gence, with school bouses, church' and
all else that is desirable in civilized life.
Along with the rails came. lawyers,*, doctors,
editors, and even the St. Paul drummer came
too. smiling. Five years aeo the antelope oc
cupied the alii where now stands Watertown.
Six years ago there were but 300 miles of
railroad in Dakota. Now there are 4,000.
In this connection he referred to the fact
that all the railroads of Dakota passed through
St. Paul. He trusted that the time was not
far distant when the tribute of all the west
would be laid before the dual cities of Min
The president called upon Dr. Day, who
said it was a suitable time to consider
the matters that most concern
the nortbw j-t. This region occupies
a commanding position, and be
thoucrht that we bad never yet seen the true
value of our produce. People from abroad
come akang an<l take away our products,
lie thought it was time to commence and
study out bow we can better secure to nur
■erVM the benefits of our labor. He then
Bfgned against allowing Chicago and New
York to establish the grade of wheat, and
maintained that we should establish it our
selves. If the mills will not pay a fair price
for wheat we must take the matter into our
own bands and construct mills. The matter
of Montana meat is another matter that
must be considered. The raising of cattle in
Montana has become an enormous in
dustry in which millions of dollars are
<1. ifnet how to handle it
and just what to do is the problem that is to
be «olvetl. To accomplish this will require a
good deal of time and patience. The people
of St. Paul hold that it should be done.
w. s. glass.
Mr. Fahenstock called upon Mr. W. S.
Glass, who, in responding, said that he had
some modesty in speaking of the people of
St. Paul, 125,000 strong. lie referred to
Dakota as a territory three times as large as
England, Ireland and Wales, and traced up
the history of the territory, In IS6I she bad
1,775 people, in 1860 5,000, in 1803 10,000,
in 1870 14,082, in 1880 135,180. Over
300,000 people had gone into the territory
since 1888, and now she has over half a
million of people. Her population comes
mostly from the east, and it is among
the most industrious and thrifty people any
where. The territory of Dakota can produce
anything that any state can produce. It is
big enough and fertile enough to furnish
meat and bread for a kingdom, while her
mines are full of precious metals. Dakota,
he said, presented a curious spectacle. With
half a million of people, and numerous
towns and cities within her bonier, with
school bouses and churches and all that goes
to constitute a wealthy and powerful com
monwealth, she is yet denied the right of
suffrage. She has no voice in the election
of president or the judges of her courts. For
six years she has been knocking for
admission and has been continually
denied. He expressed his thanks and those
of all the people of Dakota to the people of
Minnesota for the reason that our represen
tatives in congress had always favored her
admission and promised that in future times
the people of Dakota would remember this
act of justice on the part of Minnesota. The
people of Dakota are too numerous and she
has too mauy large cities to be patient in
waiting much longer.
GOV. C. K. DAVIS.
When Gen. Averill called upon ex-Gov.
Davis to say a few words there was a storm
of applause that was loud and long, and gave
unmistakable evidence that the people of
Dakota Bml very friendly to him. In open-
Ing his remarks Gov. Davis said that he waa
engaged in court in the trial of
a case and that he had not bad
any time at all to prepare anything or
even to think over what would be suitable to
say on such an occasion. In looking over
the assemblage before him the governor
saw but few gray headed gentlemen. The
The work in Dakota had mostly been done
by the younger men, but he had observed
that they had laid tlic foundations of the
state broad and d;ep. He condemned the
policy that held that great territory from the
list of states and promised the people of the
territory the generous aid of Minnesota.
This statement was received with very dem
onstrative applause. He admired the pio
neer merchants and had seen the merchant
princes grow with the progress of the west
No i mntry in the world presents greater
and abler men than the wheat growing
regions. In these countries all the arts and
>i-ii uces flourish the best and with the great
est vitality. Intelligence and cultivation in
crease and eulightoued civilization finds a
n i-tiiiLT place in the wheat Htabf recions.
It has always been so during all the history
of the world. The great nations of the earth
have been the wheat raising, wheat eating
people. He mentioned the Chaldeans, the
Persians, and other wheat raising and wheat
eating nations, and contrasted them with
other nations who were not wheat raising
and wheat eating, and showed that his re
marks were strictly correct. He said it would
be found tiiul ("iiristijiiity and all progress
has characterized the whi at eating and wheat
raWag people. 11. re. in this glorious north
wast, this is being demonstrated; and you
will find that when all things are rounded
up there will be bo nation on earth so
irreat and AMlßgabbai for all
that is great and glorious and
creditable in life- us that which lives in
this great northwest, lie spoke of
the west filliing up so that there waa no
longer any west, but a great composite em
pire out here, the greatest and most glorious
the eve of man h.i- cvrr -"-en. The above
i> I'Ut a brief outline of the governor's re
marks. Be was frequently interrupted
with applause, and as boon as the speaker
was through ho left the hall to finish up a
case he was trying in the court.
0. O. WILLIAMS.
This gentleman is one of the visitors, and
when called upon opened his remarks by
correctinc one or two things that he bad
been reported as having said, and then re
ferred to the pleasant ride they had around
the city of St. Paul, and wondered what man
could do justice to the 6ublect, It seemed
like magic to him. 00*. Davis, he said, had
somewhat anticipated him in the remarks he
(the governor) bad made about the wheat
producing countries. He referred to the
difference the cultivation of the intellect
made iii the affairs of men. Go, he said, to
Hungary, and you will nee the farmer beat
ing out wheat with » club the same as they
did in the time of Moses and Aaron. He did
not agree with the advice that some gave, to
stop raising wheat, and argued in favor of
still continuing the cultivating of this
cereal. Gov. Davis had cut into this part of
his argument, and so he only referred to the
matter and said it was just as Gov. Davis
had remarked, viz: that the great
nations of the earth are wheat
raising people. In this connection be
referred to 01. Illinois, Indiana and
lowa as states that bad given up raising
wheat and gene to raising corn, while Mlchi
can, Wisconsin, California, Missouri and
Minnesota were great wheat growiuu states.
He also referred to the Mohawk valley and
the'Gcnessce valley in New York state, ' and
mid that nothing but their wheat raising can
ever gain them a place in the history of the
world. He compared England with the
United States and argued that this would be
the most populous and the wealthiest of all
the nations of the earth, and will demon
strate that wheat will dominate the earth,
He did not think we had anything to fear
from the railroads, and argued that competi
tion would come with the multiplication of rail
roads. The Northwestern and Milwaukee could
hold business for awhile but the Rock Island
and other roads would work up into this
country and Dakota, and then
what . would the Northwestern
Mihvauke it St. Paul do? Does anyone sup
pose they will shut up shop and quit business?
Of course not. No! We would not wipe out
the railroads. In this spirit we come over
this road to see you here .In St. Paul, and
when we Me your immense warehouses and
behold your beautiful residences on your
lovely bills, we look ou with admiration at
the pl(ick,energy and ability that has wrought
all this in so short a time.
•w. b. rwilT
Mr. W. B. Dean said: I was one of those
who were so fortunate as to visit Dakota last
summer with the Jobbers' union. That
trip lingers in my memory still, and I would
be ungrateful of heart and beggard of tongue
did I not express the feelings which well up
in my heart over that happy event.. We
partook of the hospitalities of Watcrtown on
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. THURSDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 27 1884.
one of Use moat auspicious of days. We went
to your city from Itedfield. At Redfield we
climbed to the summit of capitol bill — the
bill beautiful I call it— whence we looked up
and down a panorama of matchless beauty,
of farms, churches, school houses and dwell*
ings. We saw that Dakota was already in a
high state of civilization and came to a real
izing sense of her condition and glorious
prospects. At Watertowa we enjoyed the
splendid dinner set before us by your ladle t.
made doubly delicious by their presence, and
we talked about them all the way home . We
were delighted with the ride to your lake,
and in your fie'ds of lustrous grain we wit
nessed the power wbich is the foundation of
all our greatness — the hand of the farmer.
Whatever we may do, where Yer we may go,
we must, with vigilance and circumspection,
guard, protect and preserve the Interests of
the farmer. He is the origin of our towns,
the corner stone of oar storehouse*, in one
word, the mainspring of our mundane exist
ence. On behalf of our merchants, gentle
men, I desire to welcome yoa to St. PmnL I
will not dwell upon the secrets of oar pros
perity or the abundant evidences of its tan
gible existence. I could overwhelm yoa with
figures regarding our banks and our other
leading enterprises, but these would hat
weary you respecting a matter of which yon
are already fully convinced. I eonrratulate
you upon the completion of this new railroad.
I congratulate the railroad com
pany upon opening np your country
to us. I implore it not to enter into com
binations and pools. It is one of the corses
of oar country that three or four men of
railway line* get together and pat up the
price of transporting your wheat U'o or
twelve cents a bushel. Toe people arc bound
to rise up against such oppression. The rail
roads should be like our seas and lakes and
river* — free for the competition of every
man. The people do not like to have their
product ruled by the mandate of on a or half
a dozen men. But I will not detain tou,
gentlemen, longer on this subject. I join
heartily In the expression of the hope that
ere long two stars mar be added by Dakota
to our diadem of states. Dakota's inhabi
tants *re sturdy and intelligent, know what
they are about, and dare aak fur and maintain
Mr. Courtland Wood, of Watertown, said:
I am a Dakota land agent, an humble land
agent. When I charge myself with being
affected with excessive modesty, many of
;■ .v will have grave doubts of its truth. Be
that as It may, I want to express to you our
gratefulness to you for your hearty and magni
ficent reception. I would attempt to express
to you the sense of gratitude I feel in my
own heart if I had the tonpue of a W
a Clay or a Williams. [Applause.] The
heart of Watertown throbs in response to the
jrre.it heart of St. Paul, and it will be yoat
fault if our affections are alienate;
come to you for our sugar, oar boots and
shoes, our dry goods and our drurs. and we
want to continue our business connections
with St. Paul. I thank you for your kind atten
tion and give way to those who can more
readily express to you the feelings which find
a home in the hfMßti af all the Dakr.tians
partaking of the hospitality of your board.
Mr. Williams: In my remarks 1 fonrot to
touch upon that s abject most dear :•> our
haaati — admission to statehood. Minnesota in
rhen admitt.-.i to the I'uion, had 141,
--000 people. In 1575 she had a little over
500,000. What would you have said at the
latter date If she was clamoring for her privi
lege of becoming a state and had a deaf ear
turned to her? Dakota has a right to be
come one of the states of the Union, or two
"1 them, if you please, but 6he can't help
herself. We want the help of our sisters,
and I don't think they will stand the wrong
President Fahnestock* extended a cordial
invitation to the citizens of St Paul to visit
Wnteitown next summer.
T. b. ei>dt.
Mr. T. B. Eddy, of Watertown, said: Tf I
were disposed I would urge a little objection
just here. This is a sort of bicycle affair,
the big wheel going io front of the little one.
Be that as it may, I can greet you with agree
able feelings and pleasant thoughts. There
is one characteristic of the American people,
more fully illustrated in the northwest than
anywhere else, especially between the cities
of this country, a firm feeling of brotherly
love. This crows out of the peculiar condi
tion of things existing here. The people
who love liberty tno«t are those who cherish
the highest regard for personal liberty. There
is no anstrooracy in this country. We ba«e
everything on the riehU of the individual.
The same class of people has irone over into
the territory west of you. They are huildini:
monuments to human industry on the plains
of the Dakotas. We have not labored under
the obstacles which harassed your early ex
i.-tence. The railroads which came after you
go cucad of us and act as an incentive to
settlement We are growing. and
you, gentlemen of St. Paul, are assisting us.
You desire our trade, to be sure, but turn- ]m
not one of you who does not cherish a higher
ambition. In one word, we ask a favor that
you use your influence in helping us to
statehood — the grandest right which over
500,000 people can aak. Let" me say that no
favor could be greater or more appreciative
than your kindly offices in this direction. We
simply ask the right of free men. Gentle
men, many years will pass before we can for
irtt your welcome. There is but one senti
ment among our whole-souled generoua men
— to encage in the enterprise of developing
this great northwest
I'resident Fahnestock then called for three
cheers for SL. Paul and three for the Minne
apolis * St. Paul railroad, which were heart
ily responded to, and these were follow
the Bt. Paul contingent with three cheers for
Watertown, whereuwen, under the leader
ship of Mr. D. R. Noyes,the assemblage took
up the march to the capitol, where some time
was spent in looking through the depart
ments, getting a hasty view of the senate and
representative chamber, and taking a view
of the city from the dome. At the capitol the
crowd got hopelessly divided, some going
with Inspector Gilbert to take a glance of the
high school, others going with Mr. Noyes to
some of the Urge wholesale houses, ami still
others returning to the hotel to read the af
ternoon papers, smoke a cigar and get ready
for the banquet and opera in the evening.
IN TUB EVENING.
Tne excursionists all gathered at the Mer
chant* at 6 o'clock from the different places
they went to when they left the capitol, and
in a quiet and ordinary way took supper just
like any other guests. After supper they
visited in the corridors of the hotel and met
out on the streets, where they looked upon
the monster Democratic procession which
was forming all the way from 7 to 8
o'clock, after which most of them visited the
Opera bouse, and those that did not cele
brated for Cleveland and Hendricks and
aided in painting: the town red. To-day the
guests will have the freedom of the town* and
will take their Thanksgiving dinner at the
Merchant*, after which they will leave for
home during the afternoon.
The Lat« .1. K. Shanley.
The funeral of the late John F. dhanley,
the lamented father of the Rev. John Shan
li y, which took place on Tuesday, was made
the occasion for paying a deserved tribute on
the part of many friend* who had known and
loved him during a long and respected ca
reer. The funeral services were conducted
at St Joseph's church, where an eloquent
and touching sermon was preached over the
remains by the Rev. Father XealU. Solemn
high mass was also celebrated, Rev. Father
Shanley officiating. Father Donahue, dea
con, Father Burns, sub-deacon, and Father
Riiley, master of ceremonies.
The pall bearers were Messrs. T. Reardon,
Richard Ireland, 11. H. Atbey, p. Folllhel,
John Dowian and James Dillon.
A gentleman drove up to the po6toffice
yesterday and found no place to hitch his
horse, so he called to a news boy at hand
and tendered him a nickle for the service.
"Can't do it just, I'm going up the alley
to see a slugging: match, "said Uie youtb,and
he trotted ■ away.
Close at the heels of No. 1 came Xo. 2,
and the man with the horse he couldn/t hitch,
made him the same offer.
"Oh f I couldn't.stop a minute," snooted
No. 2, "fur I'm one of the sluggers he's go
iiiK to si<- slug."'
The gentleman drove on.
OUR NEW WATER SUPPLY
The Yadnais System Completed «nd
Ready for the People's lie.
A Brief History of the Great Work Thai Has
While the good people of St. Paul sit par
taking of the conventional and traditional
turkey on Thanksgiving day the minds of
the great majority will revert to something
In the recent past or stretch oat to some
thin? in the sealed book of the future for
which to be thankful. There it no life m
<Sismal,no life so devoid of wished for results
that U has not, reflective or prospective,
something to bring the glow of satisfaction
to the cheek, something to set the heart of
hope beating faster, something to make tbem
eager for the conquests of the to-morrow
which never comes. Possibly the people of
our thriving city who have the most potent
reason for being happy on this Thanksgiving
day of 1984 are the denizens of 8C Anthony
hill, who, through the energy of public
spirited citizens aad trusted officials, have at
their disposal for their almost unlimited use
at a nominal cost the new beverage
known as Vadnais ale. Perhaps
when they "turn the water on" in that region
they will not all stop to consider the source,
enormous cost and incalculable benefit of
this latest Innovation, but probably ninety
nine of every hundred will not receive the
tlessing without liberal expressions of grati
fication and continue to appreciate it more
and more as the density of the city's popula
tion increases. To be sure, they have water
on St Anthony's hill since the memory of
the oldest inhabitant runneth not to the con
trary, but this locality's contributions to the
cemetery have no doubt been considerably
augmented by the impurity of the oxy-hydro
g<-n supply obtained from its wells. The
good work is completed, there is ample reason
. -icing, and we append a hasty sketch
of the Vadnais system, the new source uf
water supply to the city.
The projectors of the lake Phaien system,
although impressed with the belief
that St. Paul waa destined to
become the metropolis of the north
west, little expected to witness the marvel
ous growth of the past few years. From a
trifle over 40.000 in 1860 the city climbed >p
to 55.000 in ISSI, to 75,000 in M
90,000 in ISS3 and 110,000 in BS4, and baa
ontgrown itself in every direction. Lake
Pbalen has fallen in the shade, with half a
hundred other things once deemed adequate
for the wanU of our people, and it is no
longer erjual to the demands made upon it.
It was loreseen that our water supply would
not Ion? be sufficient, and proper steps were
taken to provide for the future.
After carefully looking the ground over
and making numerous surveys, those having
the matter in hand settled on Lake Vadnais
as the most desirable body of water, all
things considered, to tap for tho city's sup
ply. The central reason for selecting Vad
nais is that the area, of water in the chain of
lakes with which It is connected is very
large, and that they are sufficiently near to
other larger Jakes to be united wltb
them when the present supply proves
inadequate. Once all these barriers
are removed, it will take a remarkably long
siege of dry weather, longer than isjrecorded
in any of our local histories, to cause any
suffering for water in St. Paul, even should
the boundaries of the city extend to those of
Minneapolis and our system be used to carry
water into all the homes at the falls. We
learn from the engineer in charge, Mr. L.
W. Kundictt, that the lakes which can be
made to contribute to the Vadnais system,
cover a surface of something over 11,000
acres, divided about as follows: Vadnais,
550 acres; Wilkenson, 300; Deep, 100;
Charles, 70; Pleasant, 730; Lambert, 300;
otter, 400, and Owaseo, 350. Besides th.-t.
when necessity compels the tapping of other
lakes, there is a chain which can be made
available, composed of White Bear, 1.913
acres; Bald Eagle, V 280; Rice lakes, over
2,000; Forest, 2,352;. The latter lake is
tweuty-threc and one half miles from St.
Paul, while lake Vadnais is but seven and
one-balf miles. The latter is northeast of
the city on the Rice street road west of Mc-
One even unacquainted with the nature of
guch work can see at a glance that the
amount of labor to be done in surveying,
tearing down hills, building up others, con
structing tnnncls, turning aside natural
waterways, etc., is enormous, to say nothing
of erecting the conduit Among the
' pieces of work were a tunnel 640 feet
long, tbe destruction of a mill (>ond and the
filling of a portion of Sandy lake. Obstacles
were innumerable, some of them of a most
perplexing nature, especially so were the
springs, which were far too thick over most
of the route for rapid progress, and it was all i
that the seven steam pumps called into re
quisition could do to kifD the water which
thus constantly impeded the workmen out of
their path. Quick sand was thick in a good
many localities, and was a source of a great
deal of annoyance. But over all these the
minds at the head of the enterprise, with the
men and machinery it their command, tri
umphed, and the completed conduit, be
ginning 240 feet in Lake Vadnais
and ending near 8t Paul, over
four and a half miles in length, stands as a
monument to their ingenuity and skill.
The conduit is 6x5.^ feet in size, and
built of sewer brick. At iU inception in the
lake, on a stone foundation resting on 100
i*> a little buildiug from which the
. taken from forty feet beneath the sur
face, t* started on its long journey to the
city. The keeper, the police force in one
man, who will have charge of the VadnaU
end of the conduit, lives in a small brick
bouse on the shore of tbe lake, and his duties
will be to prevent fishermen, bathers and
ethers from meddling with the origin of the
system, and to see that everything in bis
small but important domain is kept in fine
running orJer. Tbe conduit is composed of
over 5,000,000 brick and about 7,000,000
pounds of cement, being laid on plank
floors on solid masonry in places where the
land is of[a boggy nature. The descent from
Vadnais, four and one-half miles, is one foot
in every 4,000. The pumf and
terminal houses are located east
of McCtrron's lake, whence
the conduit passes through tbe soft ground
along Phalen creek and through Sandy lake.
It is estimated that between 30,000,000 and
40,000,000 gallons of water can be
conveyed into BL Paul each twenty-four
hours, and that but about 5,000,000 gallons
of it can at present be made use of, calcu
lating forty-live gallons to each person, a
large part of which, of course, is understood
to run to waste. The surplus water is carried
off by two waste weirs located between Lake
Vadnais and the pump boose, the regulation
of the outflow being by gates operated by a
wheel-brake arrangement. The terminal
-bouse, the pump house end the waste weir
bouses are compactly built brick structures.
Two pipes run to the city from the termin
us of tlie conduit proper,
one being thirty inches in diam
eter and going to Mississippi street, whence
the water is distributed over lower town by
the gravity system, and the other twenty
four inches in diameter, which goes via Dale
street to St. Anthony hill, the water being
forced through this pipe to its des
tination by means oLUie pump. The pump
bouse is supplied* with two boiler* and two
engine*, one of the latter having a pumping
capacity of 3.000,000 gallons per day and the
other 15,000,000. Tbe pump house cost
(31,000 and the engines HMML The em
ployes at the works reside in a briclr bouse
on the ground, erected especially for their
The high pressure system will be sap
planted next year by the gravity system
through the use of reservoirs, the pump* be
ing made ase of to fill tbrsv. The' intention
is to bnlld » reservoir for the St. Anthony
bill supply to contain 18,000,000 gallons on
an eminence between MoCarron's lake and
Lake Conto. It is. proposed also to build a
3,000.tKMl gallon. reservoir at the terminal
bouse, the contents of which are to be used
to supply the city while the conduit i» receiv
ing its annual rcaoTsttba. If will
also prove a very convenient thing
to hare around in case of accidents,
and trouble is likely to occur to the conduit
occasionally, although it I • not expected that
it will be unserviceable for any considerable
length of time.
The Vadnais system, Just completed, has
kept employed most of the time since June,
188S, the date of iU beginning, nearly 1,000
men, and an examination of the figures in
the bands of the officers chows that they have
In the construction of the conduit and build
ings made 144,900 cubic yards of excavation
in the trenches and cellars, used 4T2.CWO
bricks, built 12.926 cubic yards of rubble
masonry and 795 cubic yards of first class
masonry, used 39,060 barrels of cement, 10,
--000 cubic yards of rand and mortar, and
COO, OOO feet of lumber.
In St. Paul at present there are nearly fifty
miles of mains, about one-fifth of the dis
tance being built in the district known as
St Anthony hill. The fire and street sprink
ling hydrants aggregate nearly 400.
Lake Pbaleq will be given a rest for the
winter, bat a project is already on foot to
make use of the old system In a new field in
toe spring. Dayton's bluff is clamoring
for a little attention by the water department,
and the present intention is to give the deni
zens of that locality the Phaien su;>piy.
West St. Paul, too, should be speedily ex
tended a helping hand. They need at once
at least enough extension of mains to that
locality to give tht inhabitant* fire hydrants
in sufficient numbers to prevent serious con
flagrations, and these should be followed
without unseemly delay by all the facilities
necessary for enabling everybody to have
pure water in their domestic life. Let the
enterprise of the water department continue,
and let good, wholesome water find its way
into every home in our great metropolis.
Hiixoner Confronted With but a Small
And now the frosty season of the year
draws near; and now the snow doth blow;
snd eke the turkey gobler's tuneful crow will
change its lay; while on this day, the culiu
ary cook its life will slay.
And here we have again the Justice court,
you pay your money, reader, and select your
First on the list we find James Rogers, a
bloke, who cabbaged a wayfarers ulster coat;
the court on him with eye* did look askance,
there was no mercy pictured in the glance;
and ere the fellow bad a little chance to speak
bis say, be was committed to the gloomy
quay, where he will languish all of sixty day.
Along with him came Harris, surname*!
Charles.who also rests behind the grimy bars.
The testimony showed that be conspired to
steal the stranger's clothes, and as he could
no explanation give, he also in the workhouse
went to live, full sixty rocky days.
Alas! 'twas ever thus; this rhyme and
meter both can never chime, and as the
bull pen poet's pressed for time, he'll cut
'em short — so here sot it
Next on the docket came the case of
Edwin Sherman. He is a tramp printer and
arriving in St. Paul from Milwaukee a
couple of weeks ago, he went broke and
tried to raise the wind by holding a man up.
The victim is Thomas Hinton a fMag
Englishman. The latter reached here la*t
Saturday and he fell in with Sheiman who
invited him to Uk- a walk.
They started out to see the cltj and induct. 1
freely in drink. At nightfall Hinton found
himself on the prairie near the Short Line
crossing and he was minus his money having
been slugged and robbed of $111. lie de
scribed Sherman to the police and the latter
was taken in tow. lie could give n» satis
factory evidence in rebuttal yesterday and
was held to the grand jury anil committed in
default of $1,000.
Geo. Cummings, a tough looking nag
and free lunch rounder was ordered oat of
town, and the case* of John Foeir, charged
with assaulting a waiter in a restaurant was
continued to Doc. 1.
John Llndholm was up on the charge of
disorderly. The complaint waa made by his
wife who separated from him »ome days ago,
and who is now suing for a divorce. Tues
day night Lindhohu went to where, she is
stopping, and attempted to break in the
doors. Yesterday he was seat out for thirty
The Minnesota Exposition Train.
Yesterday afternoon there pulled into the
yard of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Omaha railway one of toe most attractive
and interesting railroad trains that ever
passed through tbis country. It consisted of
seTenteen heavily laden freight cars, con
taining a splendid assortment of toe produc
tions of the great state of Minnesota, besides
specimens of its stones, fish, game, etc.
This train will proceed directily to the great
World's exposition at New Orleans by the
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis «t Omaha, the
Chicago A Northwestern, and the Illinois
Central, which lines patriotically and with
characteristic liberality take them over their
roads without expense to state or individuals.
The can are profusely decorated with banners
of appropriate- design and artistic
workmanship, representing the varied
articles contained in each. They are
destined to produce a sensation as they
catch the eyes of the people "away down
south." Following are brief descriptions of
the legends on the banner*.
"Duluth, the great lake port sends No. 1
hard wheat, best in the world. Elevator
capacity 5,000,000 bushels." Picture show
ing five great elevators.
Car with banners showing . characterestic
"Relics and curiosities." Old man lead
ing old horse attached to old chaise contain
ing old woman and old cloak.
Amber sugar cane. Two elks pulling
wagon loaded with siurnr. "We are with
you Mr. Burke in the sugar question. We
make our own sugar."
The Mississippi valley, high bridge St.
Paul and Minneapolis on one aide of the
river and New Orleans opposite. Steamers,
Books and newspapers, scene m a library.
Birds-err view of sU|e showing railroads.
Woman's department showing a country
Sammer scene at a southern home, ''About
tbis time we all go north."
Winona flour, scene representing inside of
a great bakery.
The car containing the geological exhibit
is placarded with a unique and appropriate
design. The view represents a lurid volcano
ia tbe course cf eruption, hu<e rocks and
boulders being thrown from the summit of
the upheaval in reckless profusion. Tbe
view bears tbe inscription, Donnelly's comet
Is coming," and "Here's where you gejt your
The zoological collection is also very fine,
the canvas view on the sides of the car rep
resenting deer, elk, eagles, bear, bison and
other animals. Another car represents the
department of Minnesota lakes and summer
resorta, this view bein? both appropriate aud
beautiful. The car containing the cereal ex
hibit is represented by a unique view. The
artist has made himself proud in picturing 1 a
wagon filled with sacks of No. 1
n *rd wheat; the wagon is drawn
by a pair of gophers, while
on the sacks is perched a gopher driver. The
view bear* the label "The Gophers are
coming." Another view represents the ex
hibit on the way sooth, the same picturing a
rabtrtt fn the foreground pursued by a far
mer's team. The poraological exhibit «8
represented by a chariot made of a water
melon and- drawn by animals made of vege
tables. This is one of the best and most
amusing views in tt.e line. Other views
represent the stock anc". animal exhibit and
tbe woman's department, while one of the
best things tn 'the exhibit is a genuine Red
River cart in which there was not a nail used
tn Us construction. On tbe samo car with
this is a genuine western shanty a story
high and made of rough pine logs.
This name has become so familiar with the
most of people throughout the United States
that it is hardly necessary to state that he is
the originator of the great Dr. Bosanko
Cough and Long Syrup, the people's favorite
remedy, wherever known, for congbs, colds,
consumption and all affectio»s of the throat
and lunes. Price, 50 tents and $1. Sold
by A. P.WUkes, Seven corners, John Boyden,
223 East Seventh street; F. H. Htnnert, ;;T4
Dayton avenue, and P. C. Lota, BCS Waba
At yesterday's session of the suprem
court all the justices were present and the
following business was transacted:
The State of Minnesota, respondent," vs. I
Emanael Green, appellant; argued and sub
The State of Minnesota, plaintiff, ts. John
Sweeney, defendant: argued by plaintiff and
: submitted there being no appearance on the ;
part of defendant. . • . «ft
Elver* Larson, respondent, vs. Northern
Pacific Railroad company; submitted ■on ;
briefs and taken under advisement.
Adjourned to Monday at 9:30 a.m.
David M. Swain, respondent, vs. Benjamin
Knapp, appellant. .
SyGabi* S. owns one-third of a steamboat \
plying upon Vhe navigable waters of the
United States, and K. the other two-thirds. ,
K. had for several years ran the same for j
himself and S. There being a difference be
tween them &3 to the state of the accounts of
her earnings and expenses, and S. being ■
dissatisfied with X's management of the
boat and its business, and apprehensive of
loss from tne continuance, S may maintain
an eqitable action in a district court of this
state for a partition of the boat by sale and
from accounting, and upon a proper show
ing the court may properly direct au account- ]
ing, "a sale and the appointment of a re
ceiver to effect it. The case is not within the
admlrallty and maritime jurisdiction of
the district courts of the United States-
Judgment affirmed. Bkbrt, J.
Andrew E. Rolen, resdondent, vs. Juo. |
Syllabus : The satisfaction by the indebt
edness of a third person to the payee is a
sufficient consideration for a promissory note.
The contract evidence by such note is origi
nal and not collateral and therefore not
within the statute of frauds. The testimony
in this case examined and held to furnish
evidence of a consideraton, for such satis
faction, for the note in suit. When an in
struction to a Judge is correct in & legitimate
sense of the language used by the court,
the mere obscurity or antiquity of such lan
guage in any particular is a defect which
should be specifically pointed out to the trivial
court, otherwise it is waived, unless there is
reason for supposing that the jury has been
actually and prejudicially misled.
Order denying new trial affirmed. . »
Justice Mitchell took no part, being- absent
from the court.
John A. Brokken, respondent, vs. the Min
neapolis & St. Louis Railroad company,
Syllabus: — former recovery between
these parties considered and held not U> bar
a recovery in this action. Evidence to prove
that which the law prc-assumes and is harm
Order denying new trial affirmed.
Justice Mitchell took no part.
Before Judge Wilkin.l
Simon D. Pollock and Win. Welsenger vs.
Patrick K. McDonnell ct al. ; continued to
next general term.
Adjourned to Friday at 10 a. ci.
I Before Jiul-e Brill.!
Samuel F. B. Morse and Frederick O.
Pease vs. 11. Campbell Black and Sadie T.
Morse; sealed verdict found, returnable to
the court Friday morniiig.
Ohio Coal A Barge company vs. Lewis
Wagner; verdict of $299.53 for plaintiff.
Adjourned to Friday at 9:30 a. in.
(By Judge VVilkia. |
Id the matter of the assignment of Wilson
& Monkhoase insolvent, decided that assig
nee was authorized to accept all bids for the
insolvent property except accounts; he was
authorized by court to accept the bid of
Major Hall fer the property, and therefore
Hall is entitled to the engine in controversy
mi its value and it is ordered accordingly.
| Before Jodjje Burr. |
C. Harris and James Rogers, larceny; sixty ]
George Cummlngs, vagrancy; sent out of '
John Linderholm, drunk and disorderly;
W. Stanton, drunkenness fire days.
J. Lewis, Mac; bail of $10 forfeited.
11. Sherman, larceny; held to the grand
J. Nemo, assault; dismissed.
N. Nelson, violating employment ordin
Dayton Avenue Presbyterian, Woodland
Park Baptist and Park Congregational
churches will hold Thanksgiving services at
Park church, 11 a. m. Rev. 11. C. Woods,
D. D., will preach th sermon.
Not a little public interest will center
round the union service at the House of
Hope. Here the large and important con
gregations worshiping in the First Method
-1 Ist, the Plymouth an 1 House of Hope unite.
It being Dr. Dana's turn to preach, some
thing trenchant is expected. His topic,
rather indicating thU, is "Commandment
keeping, or the religion for the times."
A generous contribution is asked for from
those attending this service for the benefit
of the Relief society, whose treasury needs
replenishing as assistance is called for by the
deserving poor, now ii» want.
The regular meeting of Acker post, G. A.
M has been postponed on account of Thanks
giving. By order of
E. Sijioxtox, Commander.
Thanksgiving services at Clinton Avenue
M. E. church. Preaching at 10:30 a. m.. by
Rev. W. 3. Matthew. The choir have pre
pared music especially- for this occasion. All
are invited to join in this service.
Catholic Orphans' Fair— Exciting
and Interesting- Finale.
About 1,000 people assembled in Market
hall Tuesday evening, this being the last
night of the fair. People of every race,
creed and station were on hand for a com
mon purpose, to aid the orphan. The first
contest of the evening was between Anthony
Hines and Pat White, the result of »which
was to decide which was the most popular
temperance man. A beautiful lap robe was
he prize. It was neck and neck until the
close, when at the last moment one of Pat's
friends sprung a check and Anthony went
under. Score, While 930, nines 733. Mr.
White then donated back the prize to the
Rev. Father Shanly and was loudly applauded
for his generous act. - The second tight was
between the livery men ; the most popular of
whom was to receive an elegant set of har
ness. Half a dozen entered the race, but
the fight soou narrowed down to Hill &
Keating of upper town and H. C. Semple of
lower town. Semple had the call for the first
half of the evening, but toward the close tho
friends of Jim Keating', who were there in
numbers, rallied under his banner and
snowed Mr. Semple under 1,475 ma- a
jorlty. The feature of the evening was the
struggle for supremacy between Chiefs Clark
and Black. They were contending for a fine
Astrachan overcoat and Queen Anne easy
chair. Black's friends were conspicuous by
their absence while the policemen and detec
tives were out en masse. They all had money
too, and scattered it regardless. It was ru
mored during the evening that the Black
men would flash their bundle at the last mo
' ment, and on this account the Clark men
vere busy when time wits called and the
hands showed up, 10, and behold, Clark
1550, Black $0, and the score, Clark 6,233,
Black 453, the announcement of which pro
daced'loud and continued-applause.
c A-nnle Casscrly and ' Kittie Smith were
next on the track. The most popular young |
lady of the sodality was the soubriquet they
each desired; but it takes money to buy
titles and Kitties friends didn't produce,
and the prize, a castor and cake basket went
to Annie by 535 majority. Minnie Burke
bad a bout with Kiltie Reardon for a bride
doll. .Kittle had it all her own way for a
while, brit not having the staying qualities
«he was obliged to succumb to the petit Min
mo by a b:\re 74 majority.
' This ended the sport for the evening.
Some articles were then raffled and tho
™ best Tomr! I
► This mediefne. combining Iron with pure
resemble tonics. Quickly and completely
«■«•«•• »y»l>ep>.. India, , ti«n. U enkne**,
.mpure Blood, »laJariu,t Uillaand Fever*,
kltis an ua& ll £f T 'S? <aT for W * MM of th«
ninnrys nml I.iver.
It is invaluable for Piseajes peculiar to
*.>men,»Ma.Mv lead "dentary lives.
J^^ n « J - an * *** lecth - ««* it 'ache or
produce ' '--' :••> '>n - ■■, - Jnm medicines da.
it enriches and purifies the blood, stimulate*
.ne appetite, aids the assimilation of food, re
lieves Heartburn and Btlchiag, and strength
ens the muscles and nerves 6
For Intermittent Fevers, Lassitude, Lack of
Energy. Ac., it has no equal. '
*** The penuine has above trade nark ard
■nlcaaljkr BUon.M-lltnn \L (1... MILTImiHE.SU
crowd dispersed good naturodlv to their
Th skillful m ■
ment of M>
who lodtted seven! hundred loving
".tttie Haggert]r,letter carrier,
! a hmdeome revenue, and
- ire commended to the uext pc
Several articles remain over will be
raffled off i] the store of McCarthy -v Don
nelly this evening. M. J. D.
A TEST I HAT TELLS,
The Crookxton. Minn.. Flour Getg
Aw.iy \\ ith St. LOUIS' lU'st.
An Important comparative test ■ v made
in tola city laat week by Bagene Mehl, of the
Hotel Lafayette, and the proprietor of tha
Brevoort, Bt Paul,as between tho yields
te bread made from winter wbeat,Boller Pat
eat flour mannfaetared In Bt Loui
Fancy Patent flour, manufactured at the Val
ley n.iier n cston, Polk county,
Minn., boa the Red river valley bard fllut
wheat By thai test, the superior quality of
the wheat grown in that Rreal v:imv la made
manifest, a? the folk wing n | ori will show:
St. I'ai i., Nov. 30, I s - 1
Lee £ llerriek. Proprietors "Valley
■oiler Hills," Crookston, Mlnn.S*
Gentlemen: — compliance with your
request, I have made i comparative test in
baking of your Fancy Patent flour made at
your mills, in Crookston, Minn ., with the
Roller Patent floor, manufactured In m.
Louis, Mo., from winter wheat, and the fol
lowing are the exact comparative results:
Forty-right pounds of your Patent flour was
made into fifty-four loaves of dough. It was
baked, and yielded sixty-two pounds b?
bread. Forty-eight pounds of the Patent
flour made in St. Louis, was made Into tifty
four loaves of dough, and baked, in the aama
oven, and yielded fifty-four pounds of bread.
The bread made from your flour ma a little
whiter than the bread made from the St.
Louis flour. The comparative difference,
therefore, in your favor, would bo about
thirty-two and one-half (33)^) pounds to a
barrel of 190 ;■■ uuda of flour. I therefore
beg leave to congratulate you, in the extra
ordinary yield of your Hour, as well as the
quality of the bread it makes. Respectfully
yours, Fa-gene Mrhl.
Keal Estate and Building.
The following transfers ot real estate by war
anty deed were yesterday filed in the register*
Win Daw.«on el al. to Robt A Smith, lot i i,Ker.
win's < .ij ; tot -. S,',mii(). ■;<••<!•:', (•
Win Dawson et al. to W It McKowen, lot It,
Kit* In'i outlots, 18,000. •
i D Harsh to L X Stone at., lot 6, block 33,
Arlington Hills addition, gl^SO.
A C Merrill to Win <, h Bamga tear, part of
lot 3, block 8, Mrrriant park, (730.
•i Mtddleton to I. E Buell, lot 19, block 34, Ly
man Dayton's addition, $1,000.
Abbey Warner to Herman Peajlow, tract of
land 31 feet on Aurora avenue by 189 in depth,
near Kice street, 5835.
Eil 9 Page ct ai to F M 1 Campbell, block I,
except lon 5 and 11, Killerlog v\; Conata ad
Paul Martin el ill. to H 11 L'.ill.-r. part of lut 4,
block ••.'!. Marsball'i addition, |
18. Pease to L X StooghtoD, lot 8, Pi
li V Marvin to [•: II Charles, lots 8, It and 12
block 0, Eastville llei-tit addition, $700.
•'»'" Thomas to Alt Capeaarl, lot 83, block
8, Mackubin & Marshall's addil $100.
Kate Knoll to X.l Diamond, lot 62, Hewitt's
outli>t><. anal l aero between sec Hi, tp 89, ranue
Kale Knoll t<> H J Diamond,lot 7, 8
: Hewitt's outlots
9 M fii.ly to IVt.T (Jrall. lot 5, block J, Wut
eon's sdditioß, 'S-'J.vt.
- vv Clark lo H A Pomeroy,lot to, UocbtSl,
Dunwrll & Spi oi er - ad litl in •
Jsmas Stiason to Win Le Fevre, lofei ' 8, ii,
:t. 15, 18, i?, SO, ■-'■:. «S, -■ .. block B, Stlntoa'i
Chun . I Bei • >iuith, lot iT, block SO^
M A Q Richardson to 1- Schntte, part of lots 1
and '.'. biock .1. St. l':tnl proper, $15,000.
Ol* Rngg to M Towblo, lot 88, block 14,
ummit Park addition, $750.
J Dan l-r,[)trt f>f lot 10, block
Bo nip & IV.m- ■ idditioa, $5.500.
Nordine's Solace in Defeat;
The officials in the office of
the secretary of state were electrified by
an addition made by Assistant Sec-
Secretary A. F. Nordlne yesterday to bii
library, going to show that he will employ
the period of the reign of President Cleve
land with some very substantial and heavj
reading, and will wholly ignore Central club
ami local politics. The following is a partial
list of his selections: Hayes and Combe 1 !
Constitution of Man: Banter on the Blood;
Commentary on the Purposes of Insanity
Tested by Science; Ladies' Manual of Faucj
Work; a Treatise on Fever; Impeachment ol
Andrew Johnson; Report of a Select Commit
tee to Inquire into the Mississippi
Election; Aultou's Classical Dictionary;
Natural philosophy, both Theoretical Prac
tical Lectures on Christian Theology, Pome
roy's Constitutional law, Handy Book of
Needlework, Revolutions in Europe, Report
of a Committee on Hernia, U. S. Grant, by
Abbott, Wboteley's Rheline, Tour of the
World in Eighty Days, Priestley's Lectures
1791, Evidences of Christianity by Daniel
Wilson, The Expected Heir.and a freties on
Water Supplies. The state makes no charge
for the catalogue.
Opinion of the Attorney General.
In reply to P. 11. Kirwan, Esq., auditor of
Renville county, asking Attorney General
Hahn whether a certificate should be given of
election to one J. M. Bowler, who received a
few votes for state senator in Renville county
at the late election, that gentleman replies at
follows: No such certificate should be given
nnles3 there was a vacancy, and I judge
there was none, for no writ of election Lad
been issued by the governor, and this is re
quired by section 17. article 4 of the consti
rfgj^jj^ THE GREAT t&t^fl »?
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,.
Lumbago. Backache. Headache. Toothache,
Kuril*. S*««»Id». rrokl ftlK-a.
4SU ALL orillß HOtm.T PUNS AND AUItS.
ku.ouou» in 11 I.»u»u»ge».
THE CHARLES A. YOCr.I.KIt CO.
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