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READY FOR THE FRAY.
The Republicans of Minneapolis, in
Convention Assembled, Select Their
. >' .• ■ Candidates for Office.
A. Stubborn Alderraanic Fi?ht in the
. Sixth Ward Finally Won by
Ex-Congressman Washlmrn Tendered aEoyal |
Reception by the Union League
Last Night- ;>;:•
March Settlement and Apportionment Sub
mitted by County Auditor McDonald-
Other County and Court News.
The "Winning Aldermen Nominated at a
Jubilant Democratic Meeting in the
The Gun Club— Old Solders to Go to Port
land—Court Doings— Real Estate
MOULTON- THE NOMINEE.
The City ConveiitionXoininates Him Unan
To one who has attended such gatherings
the past few years, the thought naturally oc
curs, what would a Republican convention
be without its Judge Fish, its Byron Suther
land, its W. H. Grimshaw or its W. H. Eus- j
ti.s. Upon them devolves the duty — mani- j
festly a pleasurable, duty — of placing candi- j
dates' names before the conventions for a j
nomination. It was tbe loquacious . Judge ■
Fish who took the floor at the contention \
yesterday to name E. H. Moulton as the I
choice of the convention for the office of city J
treasurer. In his nominating speech he j
allowed that he had usually been found on j
the wrong side; yet he would take the liberty ;
to place in nomination for city tieasurer the |
name of E. H. Moulton, whom he chose to
characterize as a man so well known to the
members of the convention that anything
like a eulogy or a panegyric display would j
be superfluous. Taking everything into con- j
sideration he did not think he was going too j
far to move that Mr. Moulton's nomination |
be made unanimous.
It was at this point that Mr.
Eusti?, who had sat impatiently |
through the nominating speech, sprang with i
alacrity to his feet to say that he took great j
pleasure in seconding the nomination. His i
face beamed with joy, and the effect was
electrical. The shout, "Moulton," was
taken up and it run from rostrum to exit
door until the hall echoed. Chairman Ply's
stentorian voice, however, was heard above I
the clamor and din. He said that Mr. Moul
:on had stepped out. He wouid appoint a
somniittee to wait upon Mr. Moulton and j
notify him of the action of the body. Every
bDdv was satisfied and order was restored.
It was A. M. Reid, who, iv a gallant spirit,
wished to have a committee appointed to
confer with the ladies upon the matter of
nominating the member of the school board. j
He urged that they bail the rights of the bal
lot box in that respect and should conse
quently be given a voice in making the
Chairman Sty expressed the opinion that
when the Republicans recalled the joint '
conference of lust spring they would j
be incline.! to leave the ladies off. Mr. Cor
ger felt impelled to say that the public school
interest was the nearest and dearest of all,
ami should not be confounded with other
Interests but kept irate an i apart
"God bless the ladies," said Byron Suth
erland. "We love them, but in matters of
politics we find them highly impracticable.
We had atrial last spring."
This declaration brought Mr. Eustis out
again. He said:
"The ladies have been charged with im
practicability. Perhaps it is true, but we
have had to stand it all our lives, and it
don't seem proper that we should grumble j
about it either. On the part of the ladies I
Bay, God bless them."
J. A. Wolverton, in a loud voice — Is
the speaker a married man '.
Mr. Eustis — I shall take advantage of a
common right and refuse to answer any lead
ing questions, or a question which tends
to criminate me. I acknowledge that I owe a
great deal to the ladies, and don't think it
just tbe correct thing to Ignore them. No,
gei?.leinen, let us bear with them. They
have rights which we are bound to respect
the sent age. Lei us meet the ladies and
confer with them candidly, and if we fail to
agree, it will be time enough fur us to ruake
nominations as we my see lii."
With the single exception of the deadlock
In the Sixth ward aldcrmanic caucus, the city
convention of the Republicans passed off
with the serene quiet of a Bummer day.
With a crowd that filled Market bull very
nicely, but not bo closely as to require ad
journment to more commodious quarters,
business was transacted neatly and with dis
patch ami the main body adjourned entirely
satisfied with itself and its work. It was not
without its funny features. It* Sly isms and
Ku-tiMsni?, but it v. is without any long
winded speeches. And, what is still more
to be commended, it whs entirely without
those double-jointed resolutions which either
"pointed with pride" or "viewed with
alarm," any groat good or growing evil, as !
the case might have been.
W. II Eustis is nothing if he is not a man
of words. In discussing the school board
problem he said: "It has been moved that
we appoint a committee to confer with other
representative bod it** and be amended ?o that
the words representative bodies be omitted. |
Now, as the other representative bodies, I
think the matter is covered in the word
iK-moenitie. I can soc no difference be-
.I'll the Prohibitionists and the Democrats.
Whoever Is a Democrat will represent St.
John and all his followers. Ido make a dis
tinction between tbe Democrats and the
ladies, but none between the Democrats and |
the Prohibition Isti."
W. 11. Grimshaw wanted to co on record
as disapproving of the attempt to drag the
•ehool board Into polities. He mention the
selection of a judicial candidate as a poll
In question, but he evidently had forgotten
the disgraceful partisanship spirit iv which
■theTw ßepublicans nominated Judge A. 11.
Young: last fall.
Of the hosts of Irish Republicans, prose
lytod last fall ami the previous spriug, there
were but frw In yesterday's convention.
They doubtless remembered the many
"promises niaiio but never kept" s« one of
tbe poets expresses it. atul h.ive found their
way back to tbe Democratic fold, when they
fee! at bumf aud tit ease.
The aspirants for the office of city plivsi
el«n were Interested spectators. S> f ar as
known the medicos who are seeking the
office .ire Drs. Emery. Brsckett, C T. Allen
naJ Drvw, the present incumbent.
"Aid. Parker is a friend to the motor line,
tod to that, he owes his defeat" was the
opiuloa offered by one of his followers yes-
L-rday. "And Tom Down* Is anything to
c<rt the otEce" said a county of
ficial. "In Down's nomination- nay be •
*.*«a the fine iulian hand of George A
Bracki-lt" was the theory advanced by
aootber. u As a political casva<<-r he is a
dandy. He is determined that tbe motor
mu>t go. ax:d Tom Downs i* to bo fed as !
tiU cat's pa«v."**'But what i? the use in crying
before yua are hurt!" was the consoling
question oi a prvniinent Fifth-warder.
••Downs has not bevnehctod yet. A stronger
Independent i» liable to bo in the field. Mark
well ray words. I feel tliere is no cau»e for
There Is Hable to be more Independent
aldcrmanic candidates In tfce field than reg- j
ular. Nearly every nard lias iv malcontents
»nd the struggle is lively to prove the tnewt
COR> plicated w'.thia our political history. S«v- :
,ras •spifints have already come out in card» j
an Bouncing their candidacy, aad the air is
fell of ruuxors ol cttcrs. Tbe mere tbe mer
Byron Suwcrlisd has been elected presi
dent of the Third Ward Republican club and i
the first meeting will be held in Hunt's hall
on Plymouth avenue, if the hall can be se
Aid. "W. W. Sly, acting chairman of the
central city committee, called the convention
to order at 10:15 o'clock and read the call for
the convention. The delegates had quietly
seated themselves and prepared for business.
R. H. Leonard nominated Mr. Sly for chair
man, which prevailed, after which A. J. i
Contlit was made secretary. On motion of
A. J. Wolverton a committee of five was or-
I dered appointed by the chair to pass upon
credentials of the delegates. The following
were appointed: J. H. Hogau. O. B". ! Skin
ner, George H. Rust, J. C. Seeley and Peter
McCormiek. Then, on motion of W. H.
Grimshaw, a recess of "fifteen « moments" :
was taken to permit the committee to make
up its report. The committee retired and
the convention broke into informal disorder,
while several precinct delegations retired to i
as many corners to fill vacancies in their ;
numbers. Finally the committee concluded
its labors and the convention called to order
to hear the report of delegates entitled to
seats, substantially as published in Sunday's
wanted more delegates.
A kick was made from the Second pre
cinct of the Seventh ward, which was given
three delegates,- asking a fourth delegate and
claiming the vote of the last election entitled !
it to four. The Fourth precinct of the Sixth, !
which was given two, kicked for three. It
was stated on behalf of the Seventh ward,
that the First precinct, to which four delegates
had been given, cast ninety-five less votes
than the First, to which only three delegates
i had been given. Dr. Collins, claiming to
know the call was wrong, wanted the addi-
J tional delegate given, but the convention
i largely refused it.
Being ready for work, on motion of W. H.
; Eustis, the temporary organization was made
Byron Sutherland offered the following
RULES FOR CAUCUSES.
Resolved, First — That all caucuses s hall here
: after be called and held by precincts. ■
Second — That the time for holding such cau
cuses shall be uniform throughout the city, and
shall be fixed by the city or county committee
calling a convention.
Third— That such caucuses shall be called for
! and open at 7 :30 o'clock of the evening for
which they are called.
Fourth — That whenever there is an issue upon
| the election of delegates to the city or county
convention, or for t ie purpose of selecting can
didates for aldermen, the same shall be deter
j mined by ballot.
Fifth That at such caucuses the polls for re
■ ceiving such ballots shall be open from 8 p. m.
; to 9 p. in., and no longer.
Sixth — for such caucus election there
shall be appointed by the presiding officer of
such caucus three inspectors of election, who
shall determine npon the qualifications of the
persons offering to vote at each caucus — such in
! spectors euall De chosen, one or two (as the case
may be) from each of the opposing interests
represented at such caucus.
seventh — That in any precinct where there
I ehail be no regularly appointed or acting comm
ittee, it shall be the duty of the chairman of
the city or county committee which shall call the j
convention, for which such caucuses shall be
held, to appoint from that precinct a committee
of three to '.-all such caucus, not less thau ten
days before the time of holding such caucus.
Dr. Collins objected on the ground that
| this convention had no control over county
conventions or even over future city -con
ventions or caucuses. However, the mover |
urged that it was only to estaulish a course
of procedure, and moved to refer the matter
to a committee of nine, one from each ward
and one at large, to consider the matter,
! with powc*- to ace. This prevailed, and the
committee will be appointed hereafter.
By this time, the convention had gotten ready
for its real work, the nomination of candi
dates. Accordingly Judge Fish took the floor j
and nominated for treasurer E. H. Moulton.
W. 11. Eu.?tis seconded the nomination, and
by a rising vote Mr. Moulton was unani
mously declared the nominee of the Republi
can party. Cries of "Moulton, Moulton,"
anise, but Mr. Moulton did not, having gone !
out. A committee of three was ordered ap
pointed, and Messrs. D. C. Bell, Col. Fred
Hooker and William D. Hannigan were
chosen to go after the nominee and bring
him in, vi ci, arniis, to make a speech.
NON-PAKTISAN SCHOOL BOARD.
A. M. Reid offered a resolution looking
to the appointment of a committee of five to
confer with like committees from the Dem
ocratic and Prohibition party to select candi
dates for toe .school board. ''Any other rep
resentative body" was included as, Mr. Reid
explained, because the ladies were interested
in the matter. The strength of the
committee was afterward increased to
nine, one from each nranl and one at large.
Several speeches were made on the motion,
a dispute arising as to whether only the Dem
ocratic party should be included in the pro
posed conference, or whether it should be
left open to all "representative bodies." In
the midst of the discussion .1. A. WolTerton
interjected a motion to include candidates
for park commissioners Into the duties of the
committee, which prolonged the discussion,
because it was claimed that such a proposi
tion would result in more or less log-rolling.
By a large majority the last motion was de
feated, and before a vote was reached Mr.
Moulton was Introduced and thanked the
convention for the honor conferred. Tl»e
question recurring; on the Sutherland amend
ment to strike out "other representative
bodies," it was defeated and the original mo
tion was carried.
.1. C. Seeley moved the appointment of a
committee of nine, constituted an the first,
to confer with a similar Democratic commit
tee to select candidates for park commis
sioners. If the committee should fr.il to
agree with the Democrats it was given the
power to make nominations of its own.
Dr. Collins moved to authorize the chair
man to appoint a city committee, to consist
' of nine inorubers, one from each ward and
one at large. This prevailed and the con
Seven of the Eight Ward* Rrinu J'orirard
Their Karoritc SH.«.
Immediately upon the adjournment of the
city convention the delegations from the re
spective wards leathered together about the
different corners of the room and proceeded
to Dominate aldermen. With some of the
wards tbe results were foregone conclusions,
but with others the caucuses had not solved
the vexed questions but left them in as much
doubt i* before. The detailed results are as
First Ward— AM. E. F. Cora stock presided
over the cai»cu«. which was very quiet and
harmonious. H. E. BbUsdell was nominated
Second Ward —The caucus for this ward
was not heM, bavin;; been called to meet in
the wan.' next Thursday evening.
Third Wan I.—C.1 .— C. W. Smtta was called to
the chair. J. 0. Weld, the veteran grocery
raan. was uomiuatrd, be receiving 10 votes,
W. Bnirek 4, and Byron Sutherland 4.
Fourth Ward— W. 11. Grimshaw was the j
presiding officer and the caucus quite inter
esting. E. a. Corser made a speech, in
which be virtually admitted that lie: C.
Morse, Democrat, could not be defeated,
Jut he nominated Charles 11. Woods. .T. H. '
Thompson nominated W. W. Woodward, ]
L B. Smith nominated J. D Darling, and
R. H. Lt*onard nominated J. W. Grove. On
the fir*t ballot the vote stood: Woods 12,
Darling 1, Woodward 4, Grove 9. A formal
billot was then had and Woods was Domi
nated, receiving 17 voles, to 2 for Woodward,
I for Darling, and 6 for Grove.
Fifth Ward— A species of picnic resulted ■
in this ciucus. Wiggins and Pottle* had beta
bounced ont by tbe convention and Lilli- :
briiig*- and Banks pat in. but in the c^ucr.*
Wiesnns appeared and demanded his seat, j
•which *m given him. Pottle? pot uo feat,
and. being" ■ Parker man, a big kick wasthe |
result. Tor candidates for alderman were j
Thomas Downs acd Aid. Parker, the present !
Incumbent, Downs received 17 votes to 12
! for Parker, and vrn deciaml the nominee.
Judge Torraace presided over tfce caucus.
Sixth Ward — The dr legation from the
"bloody Sixth" ward ran against a snag in
attempting to .It ci<ie upon an aldenaaoic
candidate. It »:> a ucad-lock for a fall
half day. There were four mall for the
: "honor," namely: .1. H. Parry, S-L-Brearlr, ;
. Cbaries Johcsoa and Lars Swansea. Mr. i
; Parry is a crocer, Mr. Brearly a railroader,
Mr Joiin*on a crockery dealer and Mr.Swan
son is connected in tome capacity with tte
Augsburg seminary. The predictions of the ;
Globs respecting the probable strength of ,
TEE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE WEDNESDAY MOKNING MARCH 25. 1885
I each proved correct, as was demonstrated by
' the second ballot. The first ballot gave :
Parry .., 7
Svvanson ". . .'. k .4
The Muldoon delegate concluded his was a
hopeless cause and switched over to Swanson
on the second ballot and that was the only
change. After taking seven ballots, a
portion . of the delegation began to
; display a desire to gratify the cravings of an
empty stomach and one moved an adjourn
ment to dinner, but the majority prevailed
and * balloting was renewed. "We'll
tight it out on this line if it takes all sum
! mer," shouted one enthusiast, a disciple of
i Swan son's cause. "All right. We will
j give you enough of it." was the ready re
■ sponse, and on went the good work. Count
! after count was made and announced, show
ing no material change. On the fifty-eighth
ballot, however, a decided break was made,
1 changing the complexion "of affairs. The
; Brearly men went over to Swanson,
giving him ten, but they were vacillating,
for they went back to" their first love, Mr.
Brearly. Presently, however, Swau son's
following began to gain until on the sixty
fifth ballot he showed 13 votes, a bara ma
jority. It was moved to make Mr. Swan
son's nomination uuanimous, but the dele
gation would not have it that way. The
eleven who bad stood out against the final
I result, cried "No" with a vim that impressed
j the others that they meant what they said.
Seventh — The caucus of the Seventh
ward delegates organized with L. L. Wheel
i ock of the First precinct as chairman, J. H.
j Arnell of the Second precinct secretary. It
was agreed that each precinct should nomi
nate a candidate for alderman, and a discus
sion followed as to which should have the
long term. Ira Newell claimed the First pre
cinct was entitled to it, as the term of the
present alderman expires 'first. A. E. Newell
j said that the delegates from the First precinct
I had a majority in the caucus, and as the
I scheme to have the convention increase the
number of delegates from the Second pre
cinct had been sprung in violation of an un
derstanding that the Second precinct would
insist upon having the long term. This wa3
put to a vote and carried of course. A. E.
Allen then nominated C. C. Richardson for
alderman from the First precinct for the
long term, and on motion of Ira Newell the
nomination 1 was made unanimous. Ira
Newell nominated Phineas Phelps for alder
man from the Second precinct, and on mo
tion of Mr. Allen the nomination was made
unanimous. The chairman, on motion, ap
pointed the following precinct committee
from the First precinct: A. E. Allen, G. W.
Thompson, J . W. Wright.
Eighth — The nominations in this
ward have already been made. They are
Capt. E. C. Babb a'ud Aid. Cooley.
THE LADIES' MEETING.
Seventeen ladies met yesterday afternoon
in the ladies' room of the Y. M. C. A. head
quarters, in Market hall, to consider the
matter of action in regard to school directors.
! Mils Eva Mclntyre presided and Mrs. Dor
sett was secretary. On motion of Dr. Ripley
a committee of nine was appointed, to be
called the committee on school directors.
An amusing discussion of its duties took
place, and finally it was decided to be the
sense of the meeting that it be given discre
tionary powers whether to consult with the
committees from the Democratic and Repub
lican convention or to make its own nomina
tions. The following ladies were appointed:
Mrs. N. 11. Winchell, chairman, Mrs. Wales,
Miss Eva Mclntyre, Mrs. H. E. Gallinger,
Dr. M. G. Ripley, Mrs. Cook. Mrs. Neil, Mrs.
Van Cleve and Miss A. M. Henderson.
On motion of Dr. Ripley the following la
dies were constituted an executive commit
| tee, to have control of the campaign: Mrs.
Dorsett, chairman, Mrs. Wales and Miss A.
It was stated that the appointment of a
committee was necessary to bring out the la
dies, to hold ward meetings and generally to
inspire the campaign, and such committee
j was appointed, composed of Dr. Ripley,
chairman, Miss Frances Shaw and Mrs. H.
E. Galling»;r. Dr. Ripley invited the com
mittee to meet at her residence next Satur
day at 3 o'clock, after which the meeting ad
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES FOR ALDERMEN.
The Seventh ward Republicans are very
sore and over the pale face of the moon is
the sanguinary hue of blood. Tn the first
place there was a great deal of dissatisfac
tion over what were termed the "methods"
of the caucus of Saturday. Charles Gil
patrick of the First precinct was defeated at
the Bloomington avenue caucus and claims
"dirty work" was done against him. Con
sequently he tas come out as an independ
ent candidate and says he in the field until
the last vote Is cast. In the Second precinct
as much dissatisfaction exists. J. E. Nor
strom withdrew bis name and followers from
the caucus and has declared he will be an
independent candidate. This same precinct
i- also aggrieved at the action of the con
vention yesterday, in refusing to give it
four delegates to which it was entitled. John
Anderson in the Third ward is likely to be
an Independent candidate and has a large
THE CITY COMMITTEE.
Aid. W. W. Sly, chairman of the conven
tion, appointed the following city committee:
W. 11. EustK chairman. E. A. Comstock, L.
W. Campbell, C. N. Smith. .T. T. Wyman, A.
H. Edston, J. Ljunglen, G. E. Hlggins and
J. N. Nind.
TUG WAYS OF TIIE WICKED.
Criminals Who W*rr Itrfore the Municipal
Among the cases in the municipal court
yesterday wore the following:
Robert Salter Is still unable to appear in
court owing to the severe character of his
wounds, and consequently the case against
George Bagley, charged with making an as
sault with a dangerous weapon upon Salter,
was continued one week.
Byron Angle, charged with stealing pro
visions from M. H. Qiertson, was discharged,
and the case against Mrs. McElhoney was
continued until Friday.
Frank Carroll, arrested at the Instance of
Mrs. McElhoney upon the charge of making
an Indecent exposure, was given thirty days.
Charles Fisher, Michael Cain and Frank
Burton were examined upon the charge of
burglary. Fisher was held to await the
action of the grand jury, while the other two
were discharged. Cain was immediately af
terward arrested for vagrancy.
J. D. Met was held to await the action
of the graud jury for holding up and robbing
J. S. Thede of hi* watch.
John Newman and Chares Ebert, charged
with an assault with a dangerous weapon,
The following results of town elections
have been received by Auditor McDonald in
addition to those heretofore published:
Cbampltn — Clerk, J. A. Payne: treasurer,
C. S. Miller: assessor, A. C. Kimball; jus
tices. F. I. Bird. J. A. Payne; constables, C.
N. Hurkley, G. A. Hetfiek; supervisor?,
Harry G hostler, William Braader, George
Wayzata Village — Recorder, H. M. Vroman ;
treasurer. H. R. Tennant: justices, R. L.
Bradeo, L. R. Downs; constables, E. G.
■ Braden: trustees, G. W. Hedderiv. IL L.
Gleason, M. DicVey, William Busbncll.
A Chiukka Girl Disappear*.
Chief West yesterday received a letter from
the sheriff of Carver county stating that Anna
Slarsrr'rut.tbe thirteen-year-old stepdaughter of
; Fred Biellaerof Chaska had disappeared, and
that her friends had found all attempts to 2nd j
ber futile. She started from her home for ,
Miuceapoli*, bat whether »he arrived here or i
j no; is net known. She wore a dark blue !
; hood, black cloak, considerably worn, and a i
I cheap dark red dress. Her family is nearly j
wild with fear that she has fallen in with ba(l
Rink /.'if; ,rt*.
A beaeSt was given Manager Marshall at ]
Crocker rink last night. A feature was the
lantern march of the NscoUct Skatins: club.
At the haif-mile sack race at Universltj
rink last ui^nt Frack Kittridge took first
I prize and Robert Dale second. A hurdle race
i will be eiven there to-nighi.
Quire a cro»d was at the Washington rink
last night to witness a came of polo between
the lark aod Silver Star dots, both of ibis j
city. She Silver Siar club won the came :
i after half an hour's hard work, gaining two
i goal* to the Clark's zero.
HONORS TO WASHBUBN.
The Ex-Cong Tendered a Reception
by the Union League.
The Union league tendered Hon. W. D.
Washburn a reception in the club rooms in
the new Tribune building last evening. It
was largely attended, and an event of more
than ordinary importance to the young Re
publicans and citizens in general.
Shortly before 9 o'clock the gathering was
called to order by R. G. Evans, president of
the league. He then made the address of
welcome on behalf of his association. The
address had been carefully prepared, and
was replete with happy suggestions and
warm words of encomium for Mr. Washburn.
He reviewed at length the official career of
the congressman from this district.
MR. WASHBCRN'S RESPONSE.
In reply Mr. Washburn said:
"£ have not words to respond to the senti
ment you have expressed. During my
twenty-eight years residence in Minneapolis
my highest ambition has been not only to
have but to earn the respect and esteem of
my fellow citizens." Mr. Washburn then
related his experiences in travel at various
times, and stated that bis European trip was
one continuous round of pleasure; but when
he returned and was received by
his family and cordially by old
friends .it was the happiest moment
of his life. And so last night to return after
his public career and find that his labors had
been appreciated by a grateful constituency,
it was the supreme moment of his life. He
spoke of acts which he had been connected
with in congress and referred to by the chair
man of the meeting. He said he had taken
THE CHINESE QUESTION T. *~ V
because, he believed in it. He made a
searching investigation into the ques
tions involved and he became
an earnest and enthusiastic advo
cate of a bill prohibiting the emigration
of Chinamen. The Chinese, through long
centuries, have educated their stomachs
until they could live on a mouse, a rat, or a
cat's tail. The Chinese came to this country
by the thousands. They settled in San Fran
cisco until honest and intelligent labor had
become eliminated, and he did not care to
ever see such a state of affairs in Minneapo
lis. The further you go away from borne,
the more you can learn about home
affairs. Go to New England and you
can learn all about the Indian question. the
Boston aesthetics sain : "Oh, this Chinese
question is confined to the Pacific coast and
it can do us no harm." But Mr. Washburn
declared that he believed if the emigration
was allowed to continue it must come on
toward the East. It must have reached
Minneapolis. He had always labored in the
interests of honest labor and against the
labor of this country becoming degraded and
placed on a level with the labor of
the old world. That was the reason he had
opoosed free trade. He was ashamed to say
that he alone of the Minnesota delegation
AGAINST THE MORKISON BILL. ,
The speaker referred to the various bills
with which he had been connected and
among others the pre-emption law. The
pre-emption law had saved the lands of
Minnesota and nearly every acre has now
been taked up, and it was very beneficent
in its effects. The homestead law has taken
the place of the pre-emption law and rendered
it useless. He found that scoundrels were
settling upon governrneut lands without
legal right, and he introduced a bill to repeal
the land act. He did it to put a stop to the
frauds which were being perpetrated. It
passed the house without a dissenting voice.
It went to the senate, where it died. In the
Forty-eighth congress it again passed the
house, ouly to be killed in the senate. . In
this connection wo claim that the bill had
drawn down upon him the fire of all the
land sharks of the country. He averred that
in his opinion the reservoir system was a
matter of more importance to this section
than any other legislation ever obtained. If
we were to have such a freshet as in 1867 he
believed it would gut the river.
THE CIVIL SERVICE
law he said is attracting more atten
tion than any other one thing. , He voted for
it because he thought it was right There
were a great many doubting Thomases, a
great many who shrugged their
shoulders, although they did not
dare to vote against it, and
said it was a fraud. He believed differently
and did all he could for its passage, and if he
had ever cast a vote which he was proud of it
was that. It has the effect to keep ward j
politicians out of office, and he was glad to I
say that the indication of the Democratic ad
ministration is to give the civil service law a
fair and honest trial. The great danger
which threatens this country to-day is the
corruption of the ballot box. He hoped that
the young men of to-day will always
labor not to be smart in putting
up jobs whereby the masses
of the people arc to be robbed of their rights,
but to see that everybody shall have an equal
right not only at the polls but in the ward
The last vote he gave was at 11 o'clock
March 4. Tic: conference report upon the
matter of appropriations hud been argued
upon and the Forty-eighth congress termi
nated at 12, so you can see, he said, the ap- j
propriation for a public building had a nar- |
row chance. An election contest excited the
attention of congress. It was the matter of
A DEMOCRAT FROM lOWA.
There was a bill which we watfted to pas?, [
bat owing to the tumultuous condition of j
affairs growing oat of the contest we found j
it impossible. It was to pass the bill V) re- 1
establish Jen. Grunt. Mr. Randall made a j
most impassioned appeal to have the Grant i
bill pasted. The Democrats then proposed I
that if a vote would be taken to scat the
j Democrat from lowa they would vote on the
I Grant bill. The Republicans assented with ■
a yell, and within three minutes the man j
was seated. Mr. Randall opened the debate,
and I am ashamed to say that the two who
opposed the bill were from Northern states,
and were it not for my high
regard for the president, I should Ray they
were from Indiana. But by rushing in every I
possible way the vote was cast, and just a
few minutes before 12 o'clock noon I voted
to restore Gen. Grant, and it wa3 the proud
est vote of my life."
Mr. Washbain's address was followed by
letters of regret, when F. F. Davis spoke I
briefly and appropriately.
He felt that ?ome word was due from the
Union league as to H3 pur
pose, its scope and its accom
plishments. He then cave a history of the
organization and its career up to tbe day, '
and followed with predictions for the future.
Prof. Toujley paid his respects to the j
league and to the distinguished guest. He
thought he took great risk in making a
speech without requisite preparation, yet he j
admired informalities. If he hit the ouils- !
eye. all well, if not,not one would be respon- j
sible for him. He said the meeting was!
very praiseworthy — cot a gang of I
camp followers: not a gathering of j
people who expect to receive anything f
bat to receive and do honor to a faithful j
officer. He was eulogistic in the extreme
and gave Mr. Washburn fulsome praise.
Hon. J. B. Giifillan was the next speaker.
It gave him pleasure to extend a hearty con
gratulation to the distin gobbed guest of the
evening and to extend his commendations.
Father James McGolrick was also glad to i
welcome bis fellow townsman upon bis re- j
turn from a creditable work in congress, and
Rev. Dr. Shutter followed in the «me strain.
He was evidently in a happy mood, and gave
a number of humorous anecdotes which
were received with an apt relish- |
1 Rev. Dr. Hovey and others made pleasant j
addresses, and the remainder.of the evening |
was spent in an informal way.
Prominent among those in attendance i
were the following:
TH«>*E WHO PARTICIPATED.
M. F. Boweo. H. Wordsworth.
H. L. S;:lfcn*ru Jod?e Lochrea,
& W. Hemck. Jnd^e Fi«a,
Frank J. roaklin, *ohn D«Lii:tre,
■i. 5. Tboraoargb, CoL JlcCrorj-.
■J-.cz* Bailey, George A. Bracket:,
Prof- Fo;welL, Pro!. O. V. Totulej,
A. B. Hash. Aid. W. VT. Sly.
G. W. L Pitman. O»»rie« MhrbeO,
W. H. Ec»tia, E. H. Morton,
F. B. Hart, Hon. 2. B. GBSllin,
C. BL babols. Cape J. 5. Ctom.
J. V. Siad, George tlzhn.
K«v. Ja=cs McGolrick, O. M. L*r»w«y.
J. a. Vein ■ Re*. In. s&an*!;
Frork N. Cariton, Re*. Dr. norej.
Jane* T. Wymxa, A- B. Taylor,
A- C. Cls:i., Dr. Baa* Baa,'
I F. F. Daria, Ed i!erri«.
A. P. Foster, J, Jones,
Col. Fred Hooker, 1. Hodgson,
C. B. Leonard, C. N. Smith,
A.F.Scott, -." N. F. Griswold,
A. J. Boardman, Judge Torrence,
H. I). Russell,. Robert Jamison,
H. H. Wordsworth. . „
THE MARCH SKTTLEAIENT.
Interesting to Taxpayers as Showing Where
the Money (iocs — The Distribu
" tion of Taxes.
The following statement is furnished by
Auditor McDonald, and shows the amount of
taxes collected and the distribution thereof,
it being the March settlement, 1885,* for
taxes collected from Oct. 1, 1884, to March
Tax of 1883 and prior years ....* $3,152 89
Tax of 1884 230,204 04
Total $289,356 93
Less taxes refunded . 2.337 71
DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS :
State of Minnesota.... 821,975 38
County of Hennepin 25,308 80
City of Minneapolis 105,263 44
Board of education (53,123 05
Country school districts 6,397 31
Towns 4,450 04
* 8287,019 22
In addition to the above amounts the
board of education receives as its share of
the state apportionment funds the sum of
$4,715.04, and the county school districts
$3,975.70 from the same source. ■•.-
DISTBIBCTIOX OF CITY TAXES.
Tax of ISB3 and prior years $1.035 07
tax op 1884.
Current expense $53,009 70
Taxes on bonded debt 26,376 15
Permanent improvement fund 23,445 48
Sinking fund 1 . . 14,653 41
Parks 10,257 39
Water main assessment • 1.891 38
Park......... 992 IS
Street sprinkling 498 58
Street opening „ 439 20
Sewer 1,033 00
Curb and gutter 358 60
Pavement 1,234 00
First ward $1,480 28
Second Ward ■. 1,639 17
Third ward \ 1,517 80
Fourth ward.. 4,974 11
Fifth ward 3,804 11
Sixth ward 1,308 48
Seventh ward 553 69
Eighth ward 987 46
First ward $156 92
Second ward.. ' 200 70
Third Ward. 269 45
Fourth ward 1,331 73
Fifth ward 1,270 40
Sixth ward.. 329 43
Seventh ward 15 93
Eighth ward 200 14
Total $165,263 44
DISTRICT COURT BRIEFS.
•'Another Proud Day" — The Harmonta
Society After Delinquent Subscrib
ers— ToDays Call.
The Minneapolis Harmonia society has
commenced action to recover from Peter
Burfening 1500, from John Mittnersloo and
from A. Blitz $200, these being amounts
claimed to have been subscribed by the de
fendants to the fund of $13,000 for the pur
pose of completing and furnishing Harmonia
The trial of the suit of Pandora Thompson
agaiust the city to recover $5,000 damages
for injuries received by a fail was resumed
yesterday morning-, and occupied nearly the
entire day, being given to the jury about 5
o'clock. A verdict of $553 " for the plaintiff
The jury in the suit of John Johnson vs.
E. S. Corser et al. yesterday brought in a
verdict for the plaintiff. The suit of James
Upton against the same defendants was also
commenced. These suits are taken as test
cases from among forty-two similar actions
brought by laborers against the Sixth Avenue
North Extension and Improvement associa
tion for services, the amount of the claims
of which aggregate about $1,800.
RU*»ELL AND KABB.
Democrats Happy Over the Results of Last
Sight's Eighth Ward Caucus.
"We will elect one man sure."
The Democrats of the Eighth ward were
in high glee last night over what they con
sidered a certainty of electing one alderman.
"You see," said Dr. H. M. Avery, who made
the above remark, "Democrats have always
been as scarce as hen's teeth in the ward,
and now they are beginning to crop out and
to elect an alderman will be a big thing."
He had just come from a Democratic raeet
lug at Avery hall. It was a good meeting,
pa-sided over by E. A. Parker,
end T. P. Norris acted as secretary.
R. P. Russell was nominated for one of the
aldermen and Capt. E. C. Bubb, one of the
Republican nominees, was indorsed. The
meeting not only included Democrats, but a
number of good Republicans and some Pro
hibitionists, and the enthusiasm was marked.
Dr. Avery and Mr. Wilson each made a
speech approving the nominations, and
George Tullock and David Howe, both Re
publicans, followed with rattling speeches of
(.'apt. Babb is a very popular and conserv
ative man, and his election, of course, is
Mire. A great deal of opposition is said
to exist to George W. Cooley, the
present alderman and Republican nominee,
especially in his own precinct, the Third.
Said one of the members: "Cooley brought
a crowd, on a free car, and packed the con
vention that nominated him. He is not
liked either by the Prohibitionists, who nom
inated him, or the Republicans, who indorsed
him. On the other hand, R. P. Russell is a
man . liked by everybody, and I believe he
will be elected with Capt.'Babb."
The delegates to the Democratic conven
tion chosen last week, and printed in the
Glohe, were formally indorsed, so thore
will be probably no caucus on Saturday
night, there being no necessity.
THK NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT.
Member* of the G. .1. It. Who Intend Going
to Portland- What the Fare
About twenty G. A. R. men met last even- |
ing at the office of JorJan & Merchant to
talk over the projected excursion to the
National encampment, to be held at Port
land, Me., in June, E. W. Mortimer as chair
man. A letter was read which gave the
prices and accommodations which are
available for the Minnesotians who
wi«h to quarter outside of the caraD,
Old Orchard, Peak's Island, b*:ing mentioned
as affording superior advantages, although
quarter* can be provided either in the city or
at the camp. A communication was read
from tbt; general passenger association of St.
Paul and Minneapolis which stated that the
round trip fare to Chicago. u'r»t-c'ai»a limited,
would bo $12.50, subject to the same con
dition? A3 the tickets sold by the Chicago as
sociation. The tickets are good for thirty
days, and as the fare from Chicago to
Portland has been fixed at the
uniform rat* of $25 the round trip
from Minneapolis to Portland will be
It was decided to place a roll at each G. A.
R. post in the city, so those who desire to go
can sign. The meeting adjourned to meet
Tuesday evening at the same time and
Capt. Van Etten of Huron, Dak., addressed j
a moderately-sized audience last evening ;
upon the subject of temperance. He claimed -
that the Prohibition party was necessary to
accomplish anything in the way of temper
ance legislation, as both the Democrats and
Republicans have refu»»d to incorporate a
temperance plank in their platforms. He
arraigned the moderate drinker as responsi
ble for Intemperance and its attendant evils.
.1 Serious Charge.
Thomas Lane vu arrested by Detective
Has kin son last night. The prisoner is a
well-digger residing ia tinted is reputable sec
tion known as "bell's bilf-acre" and a Bohem
ian settlement, between Eighth and Ninth
streets and Second and Third avenues south
plaint wu made two days ago and the
matter was laid before tee board of county
commissioners and by them referred to the
chief of police. An investigation developed
the fact that Lane, who ta fully 50 years old, ;
has for many mor'h? been in the habit of
practicing the most horrible cottages
upon 'his little thirteen-year-old
daughter. Ho is a dissolute character, not
unknown to the police court officials and is
no stranger to the iron bars. The girl was
sent to the Bethany home, and yesterday af
ternoon and last night the bestial father was
locked up at the central station. A brother
of the girl, aged 14 years, who is cognizant
of the shocking circumstances, has' been
taken in custody and is held as a witness.
THE GLASS BALL BREAKERS.
The Minneapolis Gun Club in Search of
Grounds—The Nmc Member*.
At the meeting of the Minneapolis Gun
club last evening at the office of Johnson,
Smith & Harrison, the principal subject of
discussion was the location of. the proposed
shooting range and club house. The com
mittee reported that the grounds selected
midway between St. Paul and Minneapolis
could not be obtained, as the Northern Pacific
Railway company contemplates improve
ments in that vicinity. A committee
composed of Messrs. Skinner, Russell and
Harrison was appointed ' to select new
grounds and the old committee was dis
charged. There are two locations now under
consideration. One at the end of the iron
bridge on the Milwaukee short line and the
other on the motor line one mile this side of
"The following new members were elected:
J. C. Kennedy, H. C. Lawrence, W. J. Mc-
Nuity, C. W. Shepherd, W. F. Gunn, George
Harrison, E. W. Goodherd.
It was decided to have a glass-ball 6hoot
on the rifle range near the university on
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Park Superintendent Berry will take hold
on April 1.
The auxiliary of the Northwestern hospital
met yesterday afternoon at Mrs. Chatfield's.
The Hotel Gazette has moved its office
directly across Hennepin avenue from its
The unceremonious bouncing of an ob
noxious individual out of the Nicollet house
last evening drew a big crowd.
The Humane society met yesterday after
noon at 521 Washington avenue south, but
transacted no business of special interest.
The laying of a stone floor in the Nicollet
barber shop occasions the temporary use of a
recess in the exchange for a tonsorial room.
No criminal cases will be tried In the dis
trict court before Thursday, and the county
attorney hopes to get through there by Satur
A movement is on foot to present a peti
tion to Gov. Hubbard, asking the appoint
ment of R. Burden to the railroad commis
During the burglary examination in the
municipal court yesterday it was shown that
no patrolman is ever seen in the vicinity of
Nicollet avenue and Thirteenth street at
Lena Gastrow, the alleged procuress, has
again been placed under arrest for enticing
a young German woman to leave Chicago
and come to Minneapolis to live a life of
A city prisoner, who had been set to work
at heaving coal into the cellar of the jail,
made a dash for liberty yesterday afternoon.
He was captured after running about five
All members of the Minneapolis Press club
are requested to call between 4 and 5 o'clock
to-day, at the office of 'J. E. Miner, room 65,
Boston block, and sign the articles of incor
The Coopers' assembly, Knights of Labor,
met last evening in Peterson's hall,*Bouth
Minneapolis, in executive session to con
sider the basis upon which the contracts with
the factories shall be renewed; also the situ
ation concerning the introduction of labor-,
William Code of Aitkin is in 'the city at
tending district court.
F. E. Aspinwell'and family of London ville,
N. V., are at the Clark.
Hon. D. J. Knoz of Aitkin is in the city.
Col. W. S. Kin* is in Chicago.
Maj. A. CHoughton of Faribault is in the
P. A. Dufour and wife of Crookston are at
Franklin Steele, Jr., yesterday returned
G.K. Gilbert, the Glencoe banker, accom
panied by his daughter, is at the Nicollet.
Ed Root,J. G. Beckley and F. N. Merrill of
Mankato were registered at the West yester
J. 0. Powers. Redfield; J. M. Fuller, Fari
bault; K. O. Foster, Granite Falls, and B. F.
Henry, Norfntield, were Minnesota arrivals
at the National hotel yesterday.
Mori "Queer" liunim-ss.
Arthur Decker, who ran the saloon on
Sixth avenue south which was raided by the
police a short time since, has sold out and
suddenly decamped for parts unknown.
Since he absconded it is learned that he
played not an unimportant part in "shoving
the queer" ten dollar gold pieces and the au
thorities are quite desirous of learning his
MINNEAPOLIS REAL ESTATE.
Nineteen warranty deeds* were filed yesterday
with the register of deeds as follows:
Part of lot 7. block 3, Gilpatrick's addi
tion. Nils Haglund to J. 11. Siemund,
et al $3,500
Lot 12, block 1, lots 11, 12, 13, 14, block
2, lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 14, block 3,
Baker* fifth addition, Willis Baker to
W. G. Baker 8,400
Lot 7, block 7, Dennlson's addition, Era
Kerr to Emma Han<<conc 1,000
Lot 5, block 4, Lindley & Lingenfelter's
addition, W. S. Keiler to F. A. D ra
Miscellaneous deeds the consideration* of
which are lees than 31.000 0,2:-4
Tot ••.•••.•••••••»••••••••••*•••• .$£1,154
Building Inspector Pardee yesterday Issued the
following permits to build :
Henry W. Benton one one-half story, six
loom wooden dwelling, cast ride Har
riet avenue, between Twenty-seventh
and Twenty-eighth streets southweHt... $1,500
John T. Barnatn, two-story wooden trunk
factory, sonthweftcido Eleventh street,
between Third and Fourth avenues
Three minor permits 320
No. of permits fire; value « $3,120
D. C. Donaldson vs. 11. S. Gowen; to re
cover (542 on promissory notes.
E. R. Mackey vs. C. J. Hunt, defendant
Josephine Rotchska, garniihee: action . for
P. J. Glea*on vs. Mary L. Asbern; dis
missal by stipulation filed.
| Before Judge Lochrcn. (
L. B. Staples vs. James S. Staples ct al. ; ;
partially heard and continued. j
Hugh* McMillan vs. A. M. Johnson ; con- i
James T. Ratledge vs. Seth Abbott et al. :
Albert A. Page vs. James Kelly; contin
Josephine R. Sberburne vs. Charle3 C. La
; land et a!. ; tried and submitted.
Josephine R. Sherburne vs. Margaret Gu
Samud Breck vs. A. J. Rosander; con
Edward J. Mulick vs. Warner <fc root*; |
Northwestern Grain • Dealers' a3soclatfon
vs. The Northwestern Elevator company;
Joseph Char boon eau V 3. Charles B. Kim
! Before Jad^e Kooo. |
Pandora Thompson, vs. City of Minneap
Charles Anderson vs. Foster L. Batch;
J. Frank Collom vs. Lather Eexby et »I.;
J. P. Rea and A. B. Jatkaon vs. St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway company;
continued ' '
Franklin Steele t*. Isaac McNair; jadg
mest for $145 ordered for piaiatiS.
[Before Jnd<*e Young. |
John Johnson, respondent, vs. E. S. Cor
ser, etal., appellants; verdict for plaintiff.
James Upton vs. E. S. Corser et al. ; on
Jury Cases— Hugh McMahon vs. Mason B.
Austin; B. F. Cole vs. James F. Chaffee;
Alexander Brvsen, et al. vs. M. B. Austin;
Alexander Brysen, A. H. Nicolay vs. Setb.
Abbott; Union Railway Storage company vs.
Chapman & Pearson.
Court Cases — Seamans & Handy vs.
Charles Prueschel, et a). ; Louis Moelcbert vs.
Charles Prueschel et al. ; Alonzo Rowley et
al. vs. Lambert Will; John Carlson al.,
vs. William N. Holoway et al. ; Frank Clarlf
& Co. vs. J. F. Potanda.
Before Judge Ueland.l
Estate of Stephen Estes; letters issued to
NormarD. Jeuneson; orders limiting. time
and appointing appraisers made.
Estate of Rachael B. Sinclair; letters is
sued to F. L. Smith; orders limiting time
and appointing appraisers made.
In re sniardianship of Etta F. Fall; letter*
issued to John S. Fall.
FUN WITH A GREASED PIG.
The Ancient Custom, of Catching a Greased
Porker in Kevada.
Virginia City Chronicle.
The announcement that a greased pig
would be liberated at the Carson skating
rink attracted a' large crowd. A young
porker, well loaded with fat from the ribs of
some of its late relatives, was turned loose
in the rink. It is estimated that 500 people
were in the rink, about 400 of whom were
the fair sex. They wanted to see that the
pig got fair play. The pig was liberated
amid breathless excitement, and, after look
ing about for a few moments, laid himselt
flat down and refused to move. The presence
of so many ladies overcame the animal, and
he experienced the usual stage fright inci
dental to a first appearance.
The bashful pig was borne away by a
skater, who soon disposed of it to a Chinese
porker sharp for $4.
Mr. Cagwin attributed the cheap falling
down of the pig to a lack of sand, accounted
for by the fact that it was not thoroughbred
and that it hailed from Churchill county.
On Saturday afternoon he secured a thor
oughbred Berkshire, - dead game from the
snout down. He and Summers attempted to
grease it. Sommers held the pig while Cag
win smeared on the lard. The pig slid under
Summers and he tried to hold him by locking
his less around him. The lock didn't hold
and the pig got away, but Sommcrs didn't
lose the lard. He kept it there right on his
clothes. Then Cagwin held the "pig while
Soramers greased it. The pig got away the
same way again, and Cagwin held on to the
lard just as bravely as Summers.
Then they got Medar to keep hold of one
of the pig's legs. Medar said when he
couldn't hold a forty-pound pig he'd quit
painting carriages. They got the pig well
larded, and then it beuan to climb up onto
Medar, and the three men threw it down ou
its back and lay down on it to hold it. The
pig got away, however, and each man ac
cused the others of letting go holds. They
didn't let the pig get away with any lard,
though, but held onto it with their clothes
every time. They looked like buttered
Then Medar got the pig in a corner and
grabbed him by the hind leg, like a Carson
editor crabbing: a cold leg of mutton on a
lunch counter. The pig broke for the door
and Medar was pulled after him, stretched at
full length, and larding the clean earth as
he slid along. Medar was dead game, how
ever, and held on like Reno to a public
building. A lady was passing and the pig
struck her just at the ankle and she went
down all over Medar. The pig disappeared
around the bank corner, upsetting Evan
Williams, who was just coming out. The
infuriated woman disentangled herself from
Medar and began to belabor him with a para*
Here was where Medar lost most of hit
lard, it having been transferred to the new
grosgrained silk of the youne lady he met on
the walk by chance — the usual way. . . ■,■%-•"", .
This is why there was no creased pork at
the rink last night.. Sommers and Cagwin say
they like the greased pig chase, but the sport
requires too much preparation .
Johnny Sweeny, the live man of Carson,
is trying to make • terms with Sam Davis —
who is noted for his grip on pork — give a
champion exhibition, and the elite of the
capital are in a state of joyous anticipation.
LO, THE POOR INDIAN.
Puck: A Detroit paper tells of a Minne
sota Indian being found in a bath-tub. We
suggest that our contemporary send his in
formation to Washington. The government
pensions original discoverers.
Eureka (New) Sentinel: The Shoshone
squaws have caught it at last. Several of
them can be seen on the sunny side of the
street most any fine day sewing together
fancy- colored patches to form a crazy-quilt.
Crazy-quilt circulars will probably be the pre
vailing style among them this spring.
Virginia (Nev.) Enterprise: The Plutes
arc taking advantage of the fine weather,
and every day may be seen indulging in such
innocent games as marbles, stud-horse poker,
leap-frog, etc., on the open lot on C street,
near Button avenue. The Piutes are with
out doubt the happiest people on the Cooi
stock to-day, and for the reason that they
don't deal in stocks.
Chicago News: An old Indian squaw
died near Utah recently. The Mcndocino
Dispatch-Democrat asserts that her body was
cremated on a log fire and on Wednesday
her late residence was torn down. This last
act is performed by the Indians, that the evil
spirits with which every one is supposed to
be possessed may no longer have and abid
ing place on the earth, and that they may
thus be forced to take their flight for other
Detroit Free Press: The Wintun Indians
of the Sacramento valley, according toMaj.
Powell, believes in t#o worlds, and that each
has its peculiar class habitants. The sky
is smoke, while to the majority of Indians it
is ice, and a few think it quartz crystal.
Mountains were made by the burrowing of
the mole-god. Light and darkness are
maiden goddesses. Rock 3 and other inani
mate things were once living, and Borne
rocks now live and speak — this being the
Wintun explanation of echoes. . Whirlwind*
are little spirit* Reeking water to drink.
Diseases arc caused by mythical animals.
Bits of negro folk-lore are found among
many tribe* of Indians, from whom the
slaves must have obtained them.
Arizona Lyre: At the first territorial fair
of Arizona the feature that attracted the most
attention was the display made by the In
dians. Their exhibit comprised every fcrra
of vegetable and cereal product entering Into
their domestic economy, such as dried
green peppers, dried fruit, Spanish bayonet,
dried fruit of acbaura, or giant cactus, buds
and seeds of the "careless weed" (a small,
brown seed, something like mustard, but
smaller), Indian wheat, beans, corn, etc.
The Indian wheat took first and second prem
iums. Numerous • domestic utensils were
also exhibited. Canteens, rattles, basket*
and all sorts of war toggery jrere displayed.
One curious article was an Indian wooden
plow, an exact counterpart of those used two
i thousand years ago in the valley of the Nile,
: while, strangely enough, the Indians also
took the first premium for the best modern
The New Cook's Specialty.
j Hartford Post.
The baneful influence of the modern
I ookinz academy will penetrate the Interior
of our best households, in spite of all en
deavors to return to the good old-fashioned
cooking of our mothers.
"That looks very nice, indeed," remarked
Mr. FitzjoT to bis better half as be uncov
ered the breakfast dish. '-What is it*''
"That 1* the new cook's specialty. Tripe
•mothered in crumbs of breaJ."
'•Well, I should say so," as be made an un
successful attempt to' cat it. "It's mighty
♦'I don't tee. , The cook had a diploma.
I She" ought to be a good one."
."Ob,, that accounts for it. Sbe'« fried the
It Is turd work for London society editor*
to keep curt of. jaiL