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My name is Thomas Lowry,
That name I'll ne'er deny,
And perhaps I know my business .- •
M hen the bloom is in the rye.
Little did I think, friends.
When I got my exclusive snap
That it would cost so very much
For aldermanic pap.
But now I'm on the deck, friends,
And there I mean to stay.
There I mean to roost, friends,
Forever and a day.
I would not be an alderman,
And twixt the fires stand:
A block of stock within my reach,
A franchise in my hand.
For if I'd vote for Lowry's road,
No matter what my views.
Constituents, and others too.
My name would then abuse.
For if you vote to keep the old
You surely have been bought,
Aud if the new you advocate
Some Bryn llanr dirt you've got.
Reputable citizens of the Third ward
have been heard to say that Aid. Gil
man denied before election that he
signed the municipal reform platform.
The militia companies are back from
camp, laden with new ideas on poker
and the preservation of the supremacy
of the state. The "boys" have learned
never to recognize the balance of power
when they hold a straight flush or four
aces. That is the secret of Bismarck's
success as a military despot.
The rumor that Agnes Herndon has
added a musical farce-comedy entitled
"The Commercial Tourist's Bride" will
bring tears to the eyes of all who saw
her in it at the Ilennepin two years ago.
T. E. mocks begs that public at
tention will not be called to the fact
that he drank from the W. C. T. U.
water barrel the other day. He has not
been drinking water long, and is still
sensitive to critizism.
Aldermen are hereby notified that
there will be no "soap" for sale or
'"trade" in Minneapolis next Wednes
day, as the grocers will close up to give
their employes a holiday.
License the poets ! That would be tough.
And turn them out Into the (street,
And then run them in, or perhaps something
For taking up room with their "feet."
PHASES OF LIFE.
After the Eighth ward Wednesday
night had hammered the aldermen all
over the lot, and had plenty of fun with
them, a gentleman named Jackson got
up to make a conciliatory speech, anu, ;
though he did not get a warm welcome,
persevered in his harmonizing purpose,
and wound up with a motion that the
meeting express its confidence in the
■ward's representatives. Then Ed A.
Stevens got in his fine Italian work by
moving this amendment to the motion:
So long as they vote our way." The
amendment was carried with a whoop,
and the motion was actually adopted in
"I have bought the Nicollet house."
The swarthy alderman from the Thir
teenth ward made this statement calmly
at a council committee meeting Wednes
day, and brought everybody present, in
cluding a reporter, to the tip-toe of ex
pectation of an Interesting disclosure.
The alderman didn't say a word more
until some one remarked, "Don't be
"It is so. though."
"The Nicollet house?"
"You bought it."
"1 own it from cellar to garret."
"Don't believe it."
"Well, why shouldn't you believe it?
Is there anything remarkable in my
buying the buildings on the old Nicollet
farm known to all old settlers as the
Nicollet house? I've brought it, and 1
don't care who knows it."*
County Auditor Condit is back from the
i>i-. .1. W. Bell has returned from a Mon
Mrs. c S. Bartram is visiting friends at
Carl V. Lachmund has returned to the city
and resumes his musical work on Monday.
L. A. Merriok has returned from attending
the session of the grand lodge of Elks at New
Ernest Laehmund, who left Hamburg July
11 on the new steamship Thetoria Auguste,
Is expected home next week.
AT THE HOTELS.
William B. McCoiiuell. of Fargo, is a guest
at the West hotel.
Frank Harris, an English tourist, is stop
ping at the Hotel Brunswick.
William Edwards and wife, of Detroit, are
guests at the Hotel Artfmorc.
C. H. Reynolds and wife, of Dubuque, 10.,
are guests 'at the Holmes hotel.
Dr. A. T. Sunard and Dr. D. C. Dunham.
of Anoka. are guests of the Brunswick.
G. A. Knight. Frank V. Kent and J. 3. Mc-
Cullum. form a party at the Nicollet from
Walter Ayees, William C. Sargei'.nt and '
Fred T. Huntress are guests at the West
hotel from Duluth.
C. H. Mcicuui. Norwood: F. E. Kennedy,
Duluth; T. D. Wright, and wife, Wiuoiui;
Will T. Gilles, Liichrield, are guests at the
Mrs. O. M. Doe, Webster, Dak.; W. S. M.
Clenanan, Brainerd; Dr. A. W. Chilcote,
Washington. 10., and J. W. Hart, Aberdeen,
are guests at the Nicollet.
R. P. Iftrrick. Montevideo; E. A. Jewett.
Fergus Falls: S. G. bconeld, Duluth. and
Morris Williams, of Mankato, are Northwest
ern people at the Ardmore.
Bank clearings yesterday, 51,300,719.63.
For the week. $5,6*8.643.14.
Miss Fannie Vandervoort, of Minneapolis,
•who was accidentally shot at Helena, Mont.,
is getting better.
The Scandinavia club inaugurated its new
clubhouse at 723 Nicollet avenue, with a
banquet last night.
The eight-year-old boy of Ellen Keen has
been sent to the state public school through
the efforts of George D. Holt, secretary of the
The current number of the Northwestern
Congregationalist contains twenty-four
; ages, and devotes space to a good illustrated
article on Carleton college.
The New Bethany Presbyterian mission on
the Southeast side hopes to organize a church
toon. It is now in charge of Rev. D. B.
Jackson, formerly of Wisconsin.
Nils Strand, formerly employed by the
county surveyor, was bitten by a cat at Mud
lake in June, and died yesterday morning at
St. Barnabas hospital of hydrophobia.
George W. Pllgn, charged with failure to
support his minor child, failed to appear at
the time pet for his hearing yesterday and a
bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
Paul Cassatt, a young lumberman, was
seriously, and perhaps fatally, injured yes
terday by being caught between a huge log
mid the sluiceway in the channel near the
The school board has decided to purchase
two acres of ground at Sningle creek for the
Bite of a new school building. A site for the
Minnehaha school will soon be decided
F. H. Chapman, an employe of the Price
Condit Fence company, died suddenly yes
terday morning wnile sitting in a chair in
the merchants' hotel. He has no relatives
here, but is said to have friends and a family
in New York.
The Son railway employes are to have
their second annual picnic at Osceola, Wis..
to-day. A programme of dancing and games
has been arranged, and the road will trans
port its men to the spot, a train leaving the
depot at 7 a. m.
The election of officers of the Catholic
Building and Loan association will occur Aug.
22. J. R. Corrlgan and William Kenney
have been nominated for attorney, and J. C.
bcallon and Father McCormick for secretary.
Ben Thomas, the youth who is accused of
stealing letters from the Hennepin county
savings bank's post box, was held to the
grand jury yesterday by United States Com
missioner OdelL He is only eleven years old.
and it is not thought the jury will indict him.
A Fourth street employment agent was ar
rested yesterday for having advertised for
men to do grading in St. Paul, offering good
places in exchange for $1 office fee. The
offer was a fraud, but as premature disclos
ures prevented his receiving any fees he can
not be held.
lake Minnetonka Trains.
The following will be the schedule of
trains upon the Minneapolis & St.
Louis railway, commencing Sunday,
July 21, to Hotel St. Louis," Excelsior
and Lake Park,viz. : Leave Minneapolis
5:45 a.m., Mondays only: 8:45 a. m..
except Sunday; 9:35 a. m., 1:30,5:05
aud 6:05 p. m. daily; returning, leave
Lake Park 7 and 8 a. m., 12:30 and 3:30
p. m., daily; 4:22 p. m., except Sunday;
8 p. m., Sundays only.
BRUESHABER DSD IT.
Defeat of the Anderson &
Douglas Franchise by a
Very Close Vote.
Aid. Brueshaber's Change
From Aye to Nay Settled
The Ballot Taken After Sev
eral Hours of Tedious
Whether Lowry Will Accept
the Proposition Is Not
The council last evening defeated the
Auderson & Douglas franchise by the
close vote of 19 to 20. every alderman
being in his seat. The question came
up late in the meeting on the minority
and majority reports from the ]oint
committee which lias had the matter
under consideration, and the motion
to adopt the minority report, that favor
ing the Anderson & Douglas franchise,
was defeated by the above vote after
two hours <>f speechmaking. The fran
chise would have carried, but Aid.
Brueshaber changed his vote before the
result was announced. The whole coun
cil then, except Aid. Gray, went over to
the other side, and the majority report
was adopted. Manager Goodrich was
present during all of the meeting. He
refused to say anything about whether
the proposition would be accepted by
the company or not, but the impression
prevails that it will be.
THE TWO REPORTS.
The Majority and Minority Sub
mit Their Views and the Fun
The majority report on the great fran
chise question was read by the city clerk
as printed yesterday morning, and suc
ceeding it a resolution which granted,
as far as the council could legally act,
the rights detailed in the report. After
the resolution was read the minority re
port, signed by Aids. Cole and Sterling
was read, as follows:
To the Honorable City Council of the City
of Minneapolis— We. trie undersigned mem
bers of the ioint committees on railroads and
ordinances to whom was referred the appli
cation of Messrs. Anderson & Douglas for a
grant of license and permission to construct
and operate cable and electric lines of street
railway on the streets of this city, together
with the communication of the Minneapolis
Street Railway company upon the same sub
ject, would respectfully report that they dis
sent from the report submitted by a majority
of the said joint committee, and beg leave to
submit the following as a minority report:
The report of the majority of the commit
tee, instead of being a report on any definite
proposition, seems to us to be a report based,
not upon the consideration of the proposi
tion of Messrs. Anderson & Doughs upon
its merits, but rather as to certain conditions
which the majority thinks the City of Minne
apolis Street Kai'lwav comoany ought to
comply with in order to justify the council
in ref tisinir the application of Messrs. Auder- ,
son & Douglas.
We do not understand that the street rail
way eomuany nas made to the council any
definite proposition such as aie embodied in
the report of the majority, and the gentle
men making that report do not know
whether the street railway company will ac
cept those conditions or not.
Messrs. Anderson <V: Douglas have made
certain definite propositions, and ask for
certain and definite privileges which we
think should be considered upon their mer
its. If. however, we should consider the re
port of the mnjority in the light of a definite
proposition by the street railway company to
do the things" therein recommended and re
quired, we still do not think the proposition
of Messrs,. Anderson <fc Douglas should be re
jected, but that it should be accepted for the
It is our opinion that the council have a
clear, legal right to grant to Messrs. Anderson
& Douglass the privileges asked by them; and
that there is no contract between the street
railway company and the <ity which either
legally or morally binds the city to reject any
offer of street railway improvements such as
proposed by Messrs. Anderson <fc Douglas.
Upon theleeal question, however, we sup
pose the council will hear and be guided by
the advice of the proper legal officer,
one ot the controlling considerations
which we have considered, ana upon
which we have acted, is that
it is very important that the city should now
have determined what are its legal rights to
wnrd the Minneapolis Street Railway com
pany. That company has claimed and does
claim an exclusive 'right in the broadest
sense. Certainly no one question which has
been before the people of this city during its
whole history can be of any greater import
ance than that question. The majority re
port seems to have drawn upon the theory of
a recognition of this claim. The closing sen
tences particularly contain a pledge that if
the street railway company will accept the
conditions therein contained the council
iigroes to grant no street railway franchises.
If the council now acts upon the theory
that the street railway company has got an
exclusive franchise by refusing any new
grants, and especially if it should make any
such pledge as above mentioned, the street
railway company might with much force,
and probably successfully, urge for all fu
ture time that the city was estopped to deny
it all that it has ever claimed in the way of
We do not think it for the interest of this
city to be placed in such a position towards
any corporation, and we do not believe that
this council wishes understanding^ so to
Third— Another, and a very important con
sideration, which has devolved upon us is
that whatever the street railway company
may offer to do. or actually perform, we are
firmly convinced that competition in the op
eration of street railways hi this city must
and will result in great benefit to the city
now and hereafter. We do not need to pro
sent in detail arguments for this proposition.
It seems to us to be so apparent that it
will at once strike the minds of all men
who will carefully reflect upon it, as one
found in common experience. The particu
lar ways in which such competition would
so operate are too numerous to be embodied
in such a report ai this. We do not believe
it is for the interests of this city to now or
ever declare that within its limits there shall
be no competition in this important business
which so nearly touches and affects our peo
ple both as a whole and individually. We
are convinced that the sentiment of the peo
ple of this city is overwhelmingly in favor of
granting these privileges to Messrs. Ander
son & Douglas. Our experience has taught
us that when the common intelligence of a
large community is so nearly unanimous in
believing and in desiring a thing which
touches the interests of the community at
large, that sentiment is generally right and
ought to be respected by the people's repre
The concluding part of the minority
reuort was a restatement of the Ander
son & Douslas franchise, as amended.
The reading was greeted with applause.
Aid. Gilman at this point sent up a com
muuication from the trades and labor
assembly, calline upon the council to
put up the franchise at auction.
Aid. Warren moved the adoption of
the majority report, and Aid. Sterling
moved the substitution of the minority
report. He was seconded by Aid.
Reeves. Aid. Sterling got the floor, and
the ball was opened. Aid. Sterling
spoke emphatically and with much
feeling. He wished first to express his
confidence in his colleagues and
to resent the imputations of cor
ruption he had seen in the news
papers and heard upon the streets.
lie hurled back such insinuations with
scorn. "The two reports'' he said "I
believe, represent the honest convie
ions of the gentlemen who signed them.
I believe that asj fully as 1 believe in
the integrity of my own honor, that is
f;r above my price, I have heard named
jrei. Aid. Sterling proceeded to report
briefly the argument in favor of compe
tition in the street railway business, and
resumed his seat.
Aid. Warren followed him. He de
nied that the majority report pledged
any exclusive right to the street rail
way company, that it does not do have,
and read from the report to support him.
"The argument for the new franchise,"
he said, "is that it would bring capital
into the city, whicn would be especially
grateful in the present period of depres
sion. The majority report calls upon
the street railway company for the ex
penditure of about $3,000,000 for cable
lines. Which money will we obtain
first? The money which the street rail
THE SAIXT PAUL DALLY GLOBE: SATURDAY MORNIXG, JULY 20, ISB9
way will expend, or this other, which
would depend upon the uncertain
issue of a lawsuit? Any of you who
have had anything to do with lawsuits
know that even" the attorneys cannot
tell when they will terminate. Look for
instance at the lawsuit whicn is going
on on the North side regarding the
crossings there. Aid. Warren argued
the question briefly further, and then
gave way to answer a question from Aid.
Vogt, of the Ninth ward. Aid. Vogt
asked whether the street railway com
pany did not claim that its franchise
Aid. Warren— You know as much
about its claims as I do. 'lhe point I
make is that the majority report does
not change the relation of the city and
street railway company. They stand in
the same relation that they did before.
Aid. Bursell, the preacher alderman
from the Tenth ward, asked the council
to consider the moral question. He
thought there was here a bargain be
tween man and man. He referred to
the street railway company as a child
hood of the city's poverty and then of
it as a monster. He asked the council
if they could grapple with and control
two monsters. He thought not. Then
he turned and argued that the present
"monster" could be controlled. Was it
right when the original monster sup
posed it was an exclusive monster, to
strip it bare so that it could not float its
bonds in the market? He thought
that would not be right. He preferred
to see the "monster" controlled and
made strong in the money market, and
compelled to make the improvements
suggested. "As to the expenditure of
money," he said, "the matter will be
tied up for the next five or eight years
if we adopt the minority report."
Aid. Reeves put up his left forefinger
and said: "Now, Mr. Chairman, I want
to tell you how this thing looks to me.
It reminds me of an old, hardened sin
ner about to die. He is afraid to die
and calls upon his Maker to forgive
him and spare his life and he will do
better in the future. If Anderson <&
Douglas had not put in their proposi
tion we should have never heard these
concessions from the street railway
company. Therefore, lam for the new
franchise." [Loud applause.[
President Johnson— lf there are any
more demonstrations on the part of the
spectators I shall declare this meeting
Aid. Downs— l believe, Mr. Presi
dent, that the street railway company
agrees with the city attorney, or they
would not have made these concessions.
I am in favor of this proposition of An
derson &, Douglas because it is a busi
ness one. lam not in favor of laying
this burden on the street railway com
pany, which we were informed a few
months ago was very poor, and which
had to reduce the wages of its em
Aid. Potter asked if the majority had
any assurance that the railway com
pany would accept the proposition, and
was informed the majority did not
Aid. Vandewarker made a lone and
eloquent argument against the new
franchise, which covered the whole
ground. Aid. Johnson wished to ex
press his gratification at the remarks
of Aid. Sterling. He said: "There are,
I think, more cowards in the city of
Minneapolis than in all the rest of
the state. The course of the press of
the city has been dastardly. There was
in an evening paper of this city to-day
a most contemptible reflection upon
Aid. Warren because he happened to
be in the clerk's office a few
moments before the committee meet
ing. It was an outrage upon
him of the first water and loathingly
contemptible. There was in another
evening luminary of the smallest possi
ble magnitude an attack upon another
member that was dastardly and mean.
1 do not look upon these attacks as
reflecting upon the members of
the council, but upon the men
who can retain such opinions of these
representatives, and it passes my com
prehension that men owning newspa
pers in this city can permit their re
porters to descend to such work. Look
ing over the street railway system of
the city, I have made up my mind
that what the city needs is
rapid transit and not many new lines.
We have at present as well equipped
and as well arranged a horse street car
system as there is in the country.
Now. what we want is more
rapid transit on these lines. Ander
son and Douglas' proposition is
to parallel, and thereby cripple
these lines. 1 cannot see how there can
be any difference of opinion on this
subject. The majority report presents
the only expeditious manner in which
rapid transit can be attained, for no one
is so stupid as to believe that litigation
will not follow the granting of this new
Aid. Johnson referred to the transfer
checks feature oi the majority proposi
tion, and claimed it was the best feature
of the whole thing. He also referred to
the proposition from the trades and
labor assembly, and while he said there
was probably as little sympathy be
tween him and the Knights of Labor as
any member of the council, he con
sidered that the most sensible thing
that ever emanated from them. and con
sidered it good business. If there were
to be any new franchise, granted he
favored putting them up to be bid for.
Aid. Sterling deprecated the fact that
the two great lawyers, Johnson and
Vandewarker, should be afraid of
two corporations getting into a lawsuit.
If this dire catastrophe should occur, he
could not see that the street car service
would be any worse. He denies
iv behalf of Mr. Anderson the
assertion of Aid. Vandewaker that
a crew would be brought from Chicago
to do the work. He thought five skilled
experts would be imported, and uo
Aid. Vogt asked when the council dis
covered that the street car company
was willing to grant transfer
cheeks. He recalled the time
when the council voted to compel
the street railway to grant transfer
checks. The answer of the company
was to raise the fare, and the city
never got Its checks.
Aid. McGowan made a lone, high
keyed speech against the Anderson &
Aid. Loye said that he believed 75
per cent of the voting of the population
would favor the Anderson & Douglas
franchise. That satisfied him that he
ought to vote for it.
Ald. Reeves attempted to read a com
munication from Anderson & Douglas
contradicting some statements by Aid.
Vandewarker, but was cut off by an ob
jection from Aid. Johnson. There were
a few more short speeches and questions,
and at 12:10 o'clock the clerk began
to call the roll on the greatest
question that has ever came before the
city council, The question was on the
adoption of the minority report, which
would give the Anderson & Douglas
franchise its first reading. Aid.
Adams, the first called, answered clearly
aye: Barrows voted no, Brushabe aver,
aiid so the vote went see-sawing
down the column until Hunter was
reached, when four members, Hunter,
Ingenhutt,Loye andJLowell voted for it,
eivinsr the new franchise a decided lead.
When Thompson voted for it. the An
derson & Douglas people had
nineteen votes. ~ Another would
give them a majority. Aid. Vogt
wanted to explain his vote.-
He stated his reason briefly and voted
aye. The people almost shouted, for
the franchise was carried. In another
moment they turned in wonder and as
tonishment toward) Aid. Bruesheber.
for that individual faintly ejaculated
between putf s of a cigar. "I change my
vote to no." The franchise was defeated
by this one feebly expressed sentence
on the part of " the member from the
First ward. The vote in detail was as
Ayes— Adams. Brazie, Bil'ings. Cole,
Downs, Enstad. Ellingsen, Fultz. Gray,
Hunter, Ingenhut. Loye, Lowell, Potter,
Rhode, Reeves, Sterling, Thompson,
Nays — Barrows, Erueshaber, Bradish,
Burzell, Blichfeldt, Durnam. Flater,
Farnsworth, Gilman. Grimes. McGowan,
Meloy, Parry, Phillips. Swanson, Van
dewarker, Woodward, Smith, President
Aid. Potter offered an amendment to
the majority report, striking out the
last clause of it, which pledged the
council not to graut auy more new frau
chises. This amendment was carried,
yeas 32, nays 15. Another amendment
proposed by Aid. Potter, providing for
the integrity of the Hawthorne avenue
line, was adopted also.
Aid. Downs moved that the Fourth
avenue line be a cable line, from Wash
ington avenue to Thirty-eight street.
Aid. Vandewarker claimed that this
was overloading the proposition, so
that the company would not accept.
The proposition to cable Fourth ave
nue was lost after Aid. Thompson
had argued in favor of it and Aid.
Woodward had accused him of favoring
the amendment because he had
$60,000 worth of property on the pro
posed line. The majority report was
then adopted, and the* council ad
journed at 12:55, after the longest ses
sion on record.
A JUDICIAL OPINION.
The City Attorney Gives the Weak*
Kneed a Boost.
The city attorney, whose opinion had
been asked by the council on the legal
right of the council to pass the Ander
son & Douglas ordinance, last night re
ported as follows, giving them in his
opinion a clear right to do so.
Gentlemen: In response to a request em-?
bodied in a motion passed by your body on.
the sth of July, i£BB, I have carefully exam
ined the ordinance granting Messrs. Ander
son <& Douglas the right to occupy certain
streets of this city with tracks for the running
of cable and electric cars thereon, for the
purpose of determining its legality and the
right of the council to pass the same. 11l my
opinion there is no legal objection to the
form of the orainance as amended, and there
is no legal obstacle to the granting of the
right asked for and provided in the ordi
nance. I have considered the particular pur
pose of your request to be the becuring of an
opinion as to the right to pass this ordi
nance in view of the rights heretofore granted
the Minneapolis Street Kailway eompanv, by
an ordinance passed July 17, 1875, and the
several ordinances amendatory thereof; in
other words, to determine whether the ordi
nance before you and the grant included
therein, is in conflict with the contract now
existing between the city and the Minneap
olis Street Railway company, as created by
the ordinance of July 17, 1875. This ques
tion must be determined by a comparison of
what is now asked with what is contained
in the existing ordinance. The Anderson &
Douglas ordinance asks for the right to op
erate cars on the streets named therein, to be
propelled by cable or electric power. The
ordinance to the Minneapolis Street Railway
company by Its first section grants the exclu
sive right to that company to construct and
operate passenger railway lines in such
streets of the city as the city council may
deem suited to street railways, subject to tne
terms, conditions and forfeitures in the
other sections of said ordinance contained.
The fourth section of the ordinance creates a
limitation or condition upon the provisions
of the first: that section provides "that the
cars to be used upon such tracks shall be pro
pelled with either animal or pneumatic pow
er, as the said company may deem advisable.''
In determining, however, whether this pro
vision in section 4 is a limitation on the ex
clusive graut contained in section 1 we are
not confined to the conditions expressed in
section 1, but there are certain well-estab
lished principles of construction of such
grants as this which should be applied here.
These principles are:
First— The whole ordinance must be con
siflered, and all the sections construed to
Second— Grants of franchises by public
corporations to individuals or private corpor
ations are to be strictly construed, and no ■
privilege passes unless it be conferred by
Third— Such grants are to be construe!
most strongly against the grantee and in fa
vor of the public. Applying these princi
ples to this ordinance and its several provis
ions, it is my opinion that the exclusive
right and privilege is only granted to the use
of streets for cars to be propelled by animal
or pnenmatic power, and that it does not
grant the Minneapolis Street Railway com
pany the right to occupy the streets for the
use of cars to be propelled by any other
power; that if any other power is to be
used it would require a further grant from
the council. Under this ordinance the coun
cil could not demand the use of any other
powers than the two named, and if it has not
this right the company certainly acquired no
right to use any other than those
named in the ordinance. This view is sus
tained by several recent cases where the
courts have passed upon similar grants.
■Without consuming your time with a re
view of the numerous authorities which
I have examined, I desire to call your
attention to one contained In a ' de
cision of the supreme court of lowa in the
case of Teachout vs. The Dcs Moiues Hroad-
Gauee Street Railway Company, reported in
the 38th Northwestern Reporter. Dage 145.
The city attorney quotes from the ordinance
in this case as follows:
'•The cars to be used upon such tracks
shall be operated with animal power only,"
and from the decision this: 1- It (the railway
company) has the exclusive right to operate
its railways by animal power, and it has no
more right to interpose objection to the
building and opertlting of other street rail
roads to be operated by other power than as
if no grant had ever been made to it."
The city attorney also refers to the
case of The Omaha Horse Car Company
vs. the Cable and Tramway Company,
reported in the Thirtieth Federal Re
porter, page 324, and concludes as fol
"In the light of these legal principles and
decisions, you have the legal right to pass an
ordinance granting the right to the use of
streets for passenger cars to ' be propelled by
power other than horse or pneumatic if you
see tit so to do."
City Clerk Haney reported the follow
ing fees and moneys received during
the month of June and turned into the
city treasury: Dog taxes, $508; filing
chattel mortgages, 5133.60: filing satis
factions, $'21.70; plumbers' licenses, $8;
Comptroller Calderwood made his re
dort of the J une settlement of taxes, as
already published, and also a report of
the amount due the sinking fund,
namely. $23,239.19 on March settlement
and $9.8,561.67 on June settlement. A
warrant was ordered drawn in favor of
E. 11. Moulton for the amounts.
The street railway company was or
dered to build aline on Twenty-seventh
street, from Dupont avenue to Lake of
the Isles boulevard. The action of the
council was a direct concession to the
railway company, as a strong petition
came in asking for the line on Twenty
The contract for the construction of
artificial stone sidewalks for the season
of 18S9 was awarded the Franklin Stone
Sidewalk company at $1.10 per square
The second quarterly report of the
police commission for the quarter end
ing June 30, 1889, was submitted. It
showed 1,669 arrests made, #23,058 worth
of stolen property recovered and re
turned to the owners. The police sur
geon responded to 294 calls during the
To Be or Not to Be.
Proceedings were begun yesterday to
decide the legality of the formation of
the town of Orono. The difficulty
frows out of the division of the town of
ledina, one part of which is now
Orono. The county attorney has given
his opinion that Orono has no legal ex
istence, and has advised the county au
ditor to ignore it in the distribution of
funds. The auditor is ordered to ap
pear Saturday of next week and show
cause why Orono is not entitled to a
share of the apportionment of 1888.
Judge Mahoney and Assistant City
Attorney Hall brought up a brother at
torney. Lewis C. Gjertsen, with a short
jerk yesterday. Gjertsen was com
plained of by Mrs. Nellie Pugh, whose
attorney he was. He collected for her
820 and a note for $20. all of which but
£2 he reserved. Judge Mahoney or
dered him to disgorge the note and $16
in cash, and Mr. Hall threatened to have
the offender up for unprofessional con
The Tax Board.
The board of equalization yesterday
reduced the assessment against Whitten,
Burdett & Young on the stock of the
Big Boston store to $30,000. S. S. Leon
ard, jnanager ot the Brush Electric
company, was notified to appear before
the board on Monday at 9 o'clock. A
general order was issued to the assessor
to raise the -- -ssment on household
furniture wi. . • wr it has been returued
lower than hist year.
Meat Inspector I)avies,in his monthly
report to the council last night, showed
the following amounts of meat con
demned in July: Veal, 542 pounds:
salt beef. 70; fresh beef. 077; salt pork,
246; fresh pork, 32; mutton. 250; lamb,
21: smoked hams. 282; bologna, 98;
chickens, 291; pork sausage, 50; poul
try, 350; fresh fish, 222: summer sau
sages, 61; total, 3,154 pounds.
MAY BE A GO.
English Capitalists Likely to Buy
the Van Dusen Elevators.
The conflicting reports published in
evening papers regarding the intents
and purpose of the English syndicate
whose representatives are now in the
city caused a good deal of talk. One
stated that there was no longer any
doubt about the mill deal, and the other
that the syndicate was intending to
purchased the string of elevators on the
Chicago & Northwestern road owned by
the G. W. Van Dusen Elevator com
pany. G. W. Van Dusen, of Rochester,
Minn., the senior partner of the com
pany, was in town yesterday, but left
last night. His son, Ralph Van Dusen,
was seen last night at the home of C.
M. Harrington, the local manager of the
elevator company. He said that while
he was not at liberty to say anything
about the deal as yet, he would posi
tively deny the report published in
the Journal to the effect that the sale
had been made. He practically admit
ted however, that such a deal was on,
and that it would include the Star ele
vator iv this city. The Star Elevator
company aud the G. W. Van Dusen
Elevator company are practically the
same, and include the big Star elevator
in this city, and some ninety small
ones, reaching from the Mississippi
river to Fort Pierre, on the
Missouri river. These elevators have
a total capacity of over 5,000,000 bushels,
of which over half is in the Star ele
vator. The value of the string of coun
try elevators is in the neighborhood of
$900,000, which is the capital stock of
the G. W. Van Dusen Elevator com
If the transfer Is made it will include
the entire system, and may also take in
some elevator property at Duluth. Mr.
Van Dusen Jr. said last night that he
did not understand where the news re
garding the mill deals came from, as he
had heard no talk of it among the gen
tlemen interested in the eiCvator mat
A PARTNERSHIP ROW.
Finley M. Reid Wants a Receiver
—District Court Notes.
Finley M. Reid has commeuced pro
ceedings in court against his partner,
Allan M. Hayes, demanding the ap
pointment of a receiver to wind up the
business of the firm. Reid claims that
Hayes took exclusive possession of the
books of the firm July 1, aud the plaint
iff has not had the privilege of examin
ing them since. He sajs that Hayes
has secretly taken away the books from
their place of business and their
whereabouts are unknown. Reid states
his belief that Hayes has collected in
over $700 more than is due him on the
partnership account. He accordingly
wants a receiver appointed to examine
the accounts and close up the business.
Hayes has been ordered to show cause
at the special term of court to day why
th« receiver should not be appointed.
Mary Capron has sued Samuel C.
Capron for "divorce. They are aged re
spectively twenty-five and thirty-five
years and were married in 1881. Mrs.
Capron claims that her husband first
coium itted adultery with one Margaret
Eilwan in North Minneapolis; that sub
sequently he went down to St. Paul and
entered into a pretended marriage with
her, and they have since lived together
as husband and wife.
Betsy F. Galpin has brought a suit
against E. T. Sykes and Whipple An
drews to have the description of a piece
of property which they sold her a few
years ago rectified. She did not get a
good title and was ejected from the
premises in a suit brought by J. S.
Pillsbury et al. She accordingly wants
A note of issue was filed in a suit by
Orrin Albee against Olive N. Albee.
The Orono township tangle, prev
iously written, has finally got into the
courts in a suit commenced against
Auditor L. A. Condit.
THE GRAND COMMANDER,
The Official Heail of the G. A. R.
Grand Commander Waruer, of the G.
A. H., visited Minneapolis yesterday,
being on his way to Standing Rock,
where he will join the Sioux commis
sion, of which he is a member. Last
evening he visited George N. Morgan
post, and the hail was crowded with
comrades, who welcomed him most
heartily. Numerous addresses were
made, and there was a general exchange
of fraternal greetings. Gen. Warner
says in reference to the refusal of the
railroads to make the usual reduction
to the grand encampment at Milwaukee
that he thinks nearly all of the 1.000
delegates to the encampment will be
present, but the attendance generally
will be small, whereas over 100,000 vet
erans.many accompanied by|their wives,
might have been expected.
NOT SO VILLAINOUS.
Carlson May Not Be a Big Swin
dler After All.
E. A. Carlson, the man arrested here
on complaint of W. F. Palmer, charging
him with selling mortgaged property
was arraigned yesterday and his exam
ination set for Monday. There is a feel
ing among those who know most about
the case that Carlson will be found in
nocent. A St. Paul deputy and one of
the complaining witnesses in the St.
Paul real, estate fraud cases, called at
the police" station yesterday and failed
to identify the prisoner as the Carlson
PAR FROM HOME.
An Eminent New Jersey Lawyer
Dies in Minneapolis.
Judge G. F. Suydam, of Plainfield, N.
J., who died Thursday night ai the
Holmes hotel, of consumption, was one
of the most brilliant, as well as one of
the best known, of New Jersey's legal
lights, and was a large owner in man
ufacturing and banking interests
at his home. Judge Suydam spent the
winter in Florida, and came here July
11, acting under the advice of his physi
cians. The wife and child of the de
ceased were with him, and his brother,
E. V. N. Suydam. who lives at Middle
bush, N. J., has been telegraphed. The
remains will be taken to Plainfield Sun
day night for interment.
Articles of incorportion of the Rams
dell Engraving company were filed yes
terday in the office of the register of
deeds. It is proposed to do a general
business in the manufacture of plates
for printing illustrations in newspapers,
and also in "the editing, printing and
publishing of a newspaper or such
newspapers as may hereafter be deter
mined upon, and doing a general pub
lishing aud printing business in Minne
apolis. 7 ' The capital stock is $>0,000,
and $4,000 is the limit of indebtedness.
The incorporators are W. E. Haskell,
lido Ramsdell and James Thurston.
Articles of incorporation of the rail
way track cleaner manufacturing com
pany were filed yesterday. The purpose
of the company Is to develop a certain
invention for cleaning railway tracks of
snow, patented by Henry M. Kryger.
The capital stock is $500,000. The in
corporators are Tliomas J. Canney,
Henry M. Kryger, Frank S. Canney aud
The health board held a meeting last
night, and resolved to make war on the
cats and dogs in the neighborhood of
Lake Amelia, where the man Nels
Strand was bitten about a month ago.
Strand was bitteu by a cat, and died
yesterday morning, and physicians are
satisfied that he died of rabies. An
other man, who was bitten in the toe,
is in great fear of developing rabies,
although he has had no symptoms yet.
Several physicians have expressed a de
sire to study the Thomas-cat that did
the biting, and he has been housed up
in order to enable them to watch
his actions. If the animal is
mad they will soon know it.
A Quick Trip
To Mack mac Island can be made very
cheaply by the Soo Line.
THEY KNOW THKIR BIZ.
Directors of the National Educa-
tional Association Vote to Meet
in St. Paul Next tfear.
Nashville, Teun., July 19.- A no
ticeable feature of the present meeting
of the educational association is. the
unusual interest manifested in the sub
ject of kindergarten training. The doors
of the Masonic theater had to be closed
this afternoon to keep back a portion of
the throng. The proscenium Loxe s
were reserved for and tilled with
Sisters of Charity. Department
President Sheldon, of Massachu
setts, read a congratulatory tel
egram from Mrs. Senator Stanford, of
the Golden Gate Kindergarten Associa
tion of San Francisco, to which suitable
reply was ordered sent by the conven
tion. Kindergarten in its relation to
motherhood, was discussed by Mrs.
Sarah Cooper, of California, and Mrs.
Putnam, of Illinois. Col. Parker, of
Chicago, spoke on the importance of the
system of instruction in the kinder
garten and schools which would pre
serve the natural innocence and purity
of early childhood. Tha board of
directors of the association voted this
afternoon to hold next year's meeting
in St. Paul, Minn., if favorable arrange
ments can be made with the railroads,
and ample local facilities are furnished*
The closing exercises to-night con
sisted of an enthusiastic meeting sup
plemented with a reception at the Com
mercial club. The national committee
on resolutions condemn the delay of
congress in passing pending bills in aid
of education, and urge the necessity of
increasing the proposed appropriations.
At 11 o'clock the meeting adjourned
Only One Dollar (II) via the Minne
apolis & St. Louis railway to Lake
Minnetonka upon Wednesdays and Sat
urdays during current month, which
will include a tour of the upper and
lower lake. See time advertised else
Elegant Household Furniture.
Carpets, Etc., at Auction.
Saturday, July 20. at 10 a. m,, the en
tire contents of Nos. 13 and 15 First ave
nue south. Owner obliged to leave the
city. House just furnished. All in
prime order and mostly new. Patten &
Minneapolis— Equal in Every Re
spect to Any in the Northwest.
This house Is located in the most
pleasant part of the city and is con
venient to all the depots, theaters and
resorts. It is most elegantly furnished
from office to top floor. Conducted on
both the American and European plans.
- Norwegian Art Exhibit.
The Norwegian Art association has
secured room at 23 Central avenue for
its fall exhibition of Scandinavian art.
About fitty paintings have been secured
and are now being hung, and fifty-two
more have been shipped from Norway
by a committee representing the as
That Tired Feeling, so oppressive,
overpowering, and difficult to throw off, may
be the warning of wearing out or breaking
down of the system. It is entirely overcome
by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla, which, gives
great mental nerve, bodily and digestive
Hood's Sarsaparllla Is sold by all
druggists. SI : six for $5. Prepared by C. I.
Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. Be sure to get
Every Night Except Sunday.
Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday Matinees.
I WILBUR OPERA COMPANY I
I AND SUSIE KIRWIN I
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL.
Best reserved seats, 23 cents.
MINNEAPOLIS vs. MILWAUKEE.
Morton's Athletic Park.
B3TGAME CALLED AT 4 O'CLOCK.
a. ADMISSION, 25c
€5? J&) c;HILDREN - lOc
\ & vL-'Sv The Great
\ M nfraf Jerusalem
,J§ I/l GYCLORAMA.
>fgj»*iJ& Jly»/^ I * Open daily from
.:-". ..,.. ** v 8 a.m. till 10 p. m.
Lectures daily at 8 a. m. and 3 and 8 p. m.
Sundays, Afternoon and Evening.
Fifth St.. near Nicollet Are., Minneapolis
CUSHING & DOWDALL
116 First Ay. S.. Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufacturers and Importers of
BILLIARD AND POOL GOODS
Billiard and Pool Tables bought, sold and
exchanged. ■ Repairing and storage for same
PROPOSALS FOR [2—501] FRESH BEEF
— Headquarters Department of Da
kota. Office Chief Commissary of Subsist
ence. Saint Paul, Minn., July 20th, 191-9.
SEALED PROPOSALS, in triplicate, subject
to the usual conditions, will be received at
this office or at the offices of the Acting Com
. missaries of Subsistence, at Fort Assinni
boine, Montana.and FortMeade, Dukota.until
II o'clock a. m., July 31 it. 1889, at which
time and places bids will be opened for the
delivery of such quantities of fresh beef as
may be required by the Subsistence Depart
ment at the Camp on the Little Missouri
river, 194 miles from Fort Meade. Dakota,
and the Camp near the eastern end of ihe
Little Rockies. 100 miles from Fort Assinni
boine. Montana, from about Augnst 20th to
September sth, 1889. Preference will be
given domestic production or manufacture,
conditions of quality and price being equal.
THOMAS C. SULLIVAN,
Major and C. S., U. S. A., Chief C. S. Dept. of
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF
In the matter of the assignment of Cyrus M.
Notice is hereby given that Cyrus M. Cook,
of Minneapolis, in said county and state, has
by deed in writing, dated July 10, 1889,
made a geueral assignment to the under
signed" of all his property not exempt by
law from levy and sale on execution, for the
benefit of all his creditors, without prefer
ences, under the provisions of chapter 148
of the General Laws of the State of Minne
sota for the year ISBI, and the several acts
All creditors claiming to ODtain the bene
fits of said acts are required to file their
claims with the undersigned within twenty
(20) days after the publication of this
Dated July 19, 1889.
F. B. WRIGHT, Assignee.
/ __/ and found ads. in the Globe are seen
uua i by the most people. ~ v
IS a blood disease. Until tne poison la
i expelled from the system, there can
be no cure for this loathsome and
dangerous malady. Therefore, the only
effective treatment is a thorough course
of Ayer's Sarsaparilla— the best of all
blood purifiers. The sooner you begin
the better ; delay is dangerous.
" I was troubled with catarrh for over
two years. I tried various remedies,
and 'was treated by a number of physi
cians, but received no benefit until I
began to take Ayer's Sarsaparilla. A
few bottles of this medicine cured me of
this troublesome complaint and com
pletely restored my health."— Jesse M.
Boggs, Holman's Mills, N. G.
" When Ayer's Sarsaparilla was rec
ommended to me for catarrh, I was in
clined to doubt its efficacy. Having
tried so many remedies, with little ben
efit, I had no faith that anything would
cure me. I became emaciated from loss
of appetite and impaired digestion. I
had nearly lost the sense of smell, and
my system was badly deranged. I was
about discouraged, when a friend urged
me to try Ayer's Sarsaparilla, and re
ferred me to persons whom it had cured
of catarrh. After taking half a dozen
bottles of this medicine, I am convinced
that the only sure way of treating this
obstinate disease is through the blood."
—Charles H. ilaloney, 113 River st.,
Dr. J. C. Ayer it Co., Lowell, Mass.
Price $1; «ix bottles, $5. Worth $5 a bottle.
Advertisements and subscriptions taken,
and the Globe on sale at W. J. Hughes' drug
store, corner Third avenue northeast and
Monroe street, Minneapolis.
CAPABLE EDITOR and a business
man wanted; each with capita) (to be
secured) : a well established, prosperous
publishing business and good salary. s 32,
Globe. Minneapolis. 195
OI'SEKEEPKE- A lady desires a posi
Xl tion as housekeeper or to take charge
of rooms in public building, either in St.
Paul or Minneapolis. Address C. 8., Post
office box 307. 167
PORTER— Colored boy eighteen years of
JT age would like position in store as
porter. Address M 3.'f. Globe, Minneapolis.
GOOD Swedish and > T orveician servant
girls at the Scandinavian Intelligence
and Advertising Bureau, 505-507 Washing
ton ay. south, Minneapolis. 190-201
ASK CLEAKINiiS-Mimienpolis 22
Per Cent Increase Over Same Week Last
Year. St. Paul 2 Per Cent Decrease; Buy Dirt
in Minneapolis— Farms, free of incumbrance.
for city property. Clear stock of goods for
inside property not too heavily incumbered.
Houses at cash values, cash or trade. Great
opportunities for traders. F. D. Dibble,
Agent Best's Nicollet Avenue Addition, Room
15, No. 408 Nicollet avenue, Jones block.
FOR SALE— For a few days only a very
handsome saddle and harness horse, safe \
for ladies and a perfect beauty, at Bnlfour s ;
barn, Selby ay., St. Paul. 190-202 i
OR SALE OR TRADE— Go to Palace
stnbles. Minneapolis, immediately, and
buy or trade for a handsome saddle and com
Dined horse; they will be here only a day or
two longer. F. G. Buford. 199-202
O EXCHANGE— Minneapolis property
for Minnesota and Dakota lands. B. S.
Bull. 2<>3 Knsotn Building. 195-201
The Only Fire-Proof Hotel In
ABSOLUTE SAFETY FROM FIRE!
Elegantly furnished and perfect In all
Table and general attendance unsur
passed. Rates as low as any strictly
first-class hotel. „ ,
C.W. SHEPHERD. General Manager.
nil TO Dr. H. Waite, Specialis
r\\ r\ Graduate; 11 years resident
* '■■Wl of Minneapolis. Why suf
fer whencure is mild, simple, certain.
Ask hundreds of leading citizens of St
Paul, Minneapolis and the Northwest as
to the satisfactory treatment and cure?
Pamphlet free. 1127 Henepiu Avenue,
■ihAII IHf-i You are sure t0
ILHU MIL fj nd something you
WANTS \ want > offerad at <*
IS Mil lUi | BARGAIN.
James McMillan & co.,
*PROPKIETOKS OF TILE
Minneapolis Sheepskin Tannery
AND DEALERS HI
HIDES, SHEEP PELTS, FUR, WOOL, TALLOW,
GINSENG AND SENECA ROOT.
SHEEP PELTS AND FURS A SPECIALTY
101, 103 and 105 Second St. North, Minneapolis, Minn.
hipm ents Solicited. Write for Circular
The Farmers and Mechanics' Savings Bank,
The Largest and Strongest Savings Bank in the Northwest.
PRESENT DEPOSIT. - - $2,800,000 \ SURPLUS, - $150,000
6 per cent interest paid on all deposits left three or more months.
ALL CLASSES OF BONDS BOUGHT.
CLINTON MORRISON, THOMAS LOWRY, E. H. MOULTON,
President. Vice President Treasurer.
>gk KENNEDY BROS.,
.>dS!^saßßffl«^SlS=*ft. Manufacturers and wholesale and retail
dealers in GUNS, RIFLEb, KEVOLV
_ J >^^ajy^^aS«S^y^g^»a^ l /BBM KKS. Ammunition, Fishing Tackle,
.rfgS^^^Sr^aa^i^SSSgFi^^SSlMl Base Ball Supplies, Lawn Tennis.Pocket
m*SBFIwn& Cutlery. Tents and Gymnasium Goods.
VBmP"' \m\*^ A full line of BICYCLES and TRICY-
(;LES. Agenta for the Douglas .Sail and
Row Boats and Steam Launches.
Send for illustrated catalogue. 3G Washington Ay. S., Minneapolis, Minn. Send 85
for handsome Split Bamboo Fishing Rod.
REDUCTION IN PRICES OF MEATS I
Minneapolis Provision Company
9 and 11 South Third St, and 24 and 26 South Fir St.,
THE FRANKLIN BENNER CO.
GAS FIXTURES & GLOBES! MANTELS & GRATES !
517 XICOLLET AVENUE. MINNKAPOLIS.
WALL PAPER : U«DKAII & McIVOR,
If AI4 I I X ill JJIL 75 (j t St. 8., Minneapolis
You can be better suited in price, color and quality than anywhere in the city
F. H. PETERSON CO.
F. H. PETERSON & CO.
F. H. PETERSON & CO.
STOVES AND RANGES.
F. H. PETERSON & CO.
F. H. PETERSON & CO.
F. H. PETERSON & CO.
F. H. PETERSON & CO.
F. H. PETERSON & CO.
AHYTHIBG TOO WANT.
CALL AND INVESTIGATE. SEND FOR
F. H. PETERSON & CO.
73 and 75 South Sixth St.
HiMFAPOLis, - mm
A NEW HOTEL.
h'ennepm My. and Eight) It..
Elegantly Furnished, 175 Rooms.
American and European Plan.
$2.50 Per Day | $1.00 Per Day
And Upward. | And Upward.
The Holmes combines nil modern improv
merits. Street oars to depots.
Two passenger elevators, electric lights
call and return-call bells: everything new
and first-class We shall be pleased to enter
tain you on your next visit to Minneapolis.
FRANK H. HOLMES
Patent Laws-Jas. F. Williamson,
Rooms 807 and 808 Wright Block, Minne
apolis. Solicitor of Patents, Counsellor in
Patent cases. Two years an examiner in
U. S. Patent office.
PAUL 4 MERWIN.
Patent Attorneys and Solicitors. Offices: 10
German- American Bank Building, St. Paul;
tis7-6C>O Temple Court, MinneapjlU: 925F
btreet, Washington D. C.