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ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1878.
THAT able and competent City Engineer
received a little ventilating in the City Coun
cil yesterday. It is sad to see this wonder
ful man censured.
THE Minneapolis Tribune issues the fol
lowing instructions, and it is now in order
for the morning spaniel to cringe accord
It is unfortunate that more care is not taken
to curb the enthusiasm in behalf of their city
of the writers on the St. Paul end of the Pio
Of course it is very wrong for a St. Paul
reporter to have any enthusiasm tor his own
city. He ought to have it all for some other
HE GLOBK has received the following
To the Editor of Tire Ui,cv
ST. PAUL, Maich l'J. 'h
pie kept at the St. Peter i
This is a question foi Di. K
This is a very pel tin jat (fa-
there are giave rumoi-, not
sons not insane are bent to
also that they are retainrd th
they become sane, it would ba
some light on the subject.
NEXT Tuesday the people ot itanisey coun
ty are to vote whether they wish a bridge at
Fort Snelling or not. Like all other im
portant piojects, it cannot be accomplished
without some cost, and the vital question is,
will it pay We confess to a great
aversion to increasing our bonded
debt for any purpose whatever, but
when we see the large amount of unim
proved property held by non residents who
are doing nothing to build up the city, but
on the contrary are relying upon
the resident population to make
their property valuable, it creates
a feeling favorable to the bonds. The resi
dent population is bearing the heat and bur
den of the day, and in no other way can
they transfer a portion of the load to
those who are not with aad of us. The
non-resident, who is holding his property
for posterity, may feel willing to wait
but the present generation cannot afford to
delay. It is about time the non-resident
owners of unimproved property had their at
tention called to importance of doing
something to advance St. Paul in general
and themselves in particular. Perhaps the
issue of a few bonds would refresh their
A MAN WITHOUT A PARTY.
Every one familiar with the literature
of our civil war remembers E. E. Hale's
production entitled, "The Man Without a
Country." It was a telling little volume,
depicting in a most forcible manner the
utterly forlorn and hopeless condition of a
man adrift upon the world with no harbor
in which to anchor and no land which he
could claim as home.
Deplorable as was the condition of this
fictitious character, real life now furnishes
his counterpart in the person of President
Hayes, who stands to-day without a political
party, and without a political friend. No
man, so blighted, has ever held the Presi
dency. Entering upon his Presidential
career by betraying his party at the South,
and deserting the men who, by forgery
and perjury had stolen the Presidency,
he disaffected all those who honestly
believed that it was longer
necessary to throttle the South in order to
protect the negro. His vaunted civil service
reform was all that was lacking to alienate
the few who clung to him in the North. As
that was proven the hollow hearted sham
which it is, the last vestige of political sup
port fled, and since then none have been so
poor as to do him reverence. The Demo
crats have only endorsed him that they
might the better use him, and they generous
ly despise him, whatever their temporary
policy may be.-
So utterly deserted is Mr. Hayes that when
a Democratic member violently assailed him
upon the floor of the House, not a Republi
can arose to palliate, excuse or defend him.
In fact the Republicans appeared to enjoy
the violent pbfflipic, and though the assail
ant could only exceed his hour by unanimous
consent, time"was readily given him, and he
poured forth his venom without limit. No
President ever received suoh a rebuke
at the hands of Congress as was
administered to Mr. Hayes when the silver
bill veto was sent in. His views were not
considered for a moment. There was barely
sufficient delay to go through the form of
reading the document. It is even doubtful
if it would have been read but for the fact
that the law requires such procedure. No
more emphatic contempt could have been
expressed for the man who nominally stands
at the head of the nation.
When the circumstances through which
#j. Hayes reached the Presidency are oon~
sidered, it is eminently proper that
his fate should be what it is.
He stands forth as the man
who is especially profiting by the greatest
crime of the century. He holds a position
to which he was not elected, and to obtain
which the perpetration of forgery and per
jury were mere nothings. If not the cham
pion criminal, he stands forth as the repre
sentative of the champion crime of the age.
All that he can do cannot blot out this fact.
He encouraged the crime by pledging him
self to betray his party if the infamy could
be oonunitted, and he is reaping his reward.
With but little more than one year
of his term expired, he stands forth
without a political following or a political
friend. He is a colossal monument erected
as a warning to those who may be tempted
in the future to profit by fraud. He will
leave the White House generously despised
by men of all parties, and without the re
spect or confidence of any one. We do not
envy him his remaining three years reign,
at the end of which time he will retire from
public infamy to private contempt.
DISTRIBUTING THE SEED GRAIN.
The Governor was busily engaged yester
day in making the distribution of the seed
wheat, for which $150,000 was appropriated
by the Legislature. Quite a large number
of the counties prefer to receive cash and
buy their own wheat. The applications so
far exceed the supply that only sixty-three
and*one-third per cent, of the amount called
for is supplied. That is, where one hundred
dollars, or one hundred bushels of wheat
are wanted, only $63.33 are granted, or
The counties below received their quotas
in cash yesterday, as follows:
Becker Chippewa Cottonwood Clay Douglas Faribault Grant
Lac qui Parle
Renville Stevens Sibley Todd Wilkin Wright Watonwan
Total $61,714 50
The counties yet to be supplied with the
amounts due them, are as follows:
Biown $ 6,847 00
Blue Earth.. 2,966 00
i-Undiyohi 29,475 50
Tot.il $87,568 00
rm: I^SAAE HOSPITIL INVESTIGA-
The nciS ot the Minnesota Hospital for
Insane demand tb.3 most rigid examination,
ind, we are asuued. that the Legislative
Committee are disposed to gratify them.
This will be to the interest of all parties.
Suspicion should never rest upon a hospital
for insane. The inmates are completely in
the power and at the mercy
of the managers and officers. They are
separated from relatives and friends who are
often not allowed to see them they are the
most helpless and unfortunate people on
earth. If they[complain. although the com
plaint may originate in the most cruel treat
ment, their very complaints are attributed
to insanity and declared its symptoms.
There within walls closed to the world,
manhood is at the mercy of
man, and virtue with no guardian
save honor. The doors of rnvy hospitals
for insane have, of late years, been opened
wide, and instead of halls of charity we have
entered charnel houses of sin and cruelty.
This is by no means true only of public hos
pitals, but private establishments have been
exposed as vile dens of vice and oppression.
There are instances only fit to be heard in
court rooms, and only fit to be written on
the portals of hell.
Charity should be without suspicion. It
is necessary, that no evil reports should
blacken the fair name of the publio char
ities of Minnesota. Therefore let the ex
amination be most thorough and complete,
let the State's noble charity be vindicated,
and the honor of its officers maintained, or
the whispered suspicions proven true and
the guilty punished.
[Correspondence of THE GLOBS.]
ROCHESTER, March 19.A disgraceful
scene happened on our greets a short time
ago, caused by a dispute about $40, which may
yet result fatally. That any man should
take force of strength to settle claims, and
use kicks to substantiate it, and that upon a
man who has on account of ill health, spent
the entire winter in Florida, is brutal in the
extreme, and a party of men who should
tantalize another by the promise of a new
hat, if he would do it, is another disgusting
feature in the plot. The actors and witness
es have been instructed to '-keep mum," and
they are obeying their orders, but it will be
brought out in the courts, and full particu
lars will be given you.
Yesterday the several Catholic societies
celebrated St. Patrick's day by a parade and
a beautiful drama, "Colleen Bawn," by. an
amateur club, at Henry's Opera House, in
the evening, which is to be repeated Thurs
Farmers are genenerally seeding, pigeons
are flying northward by the thousands
robins are here, and everything betokens a
very early spring, "ALEUT."
NEW YORK, March 18.Owing to the fail
nre of S. M. Mills & Co. to keep engage
ments, large blocks of stocks were sold out
under the rule. Mills was one of the
most prominent operators on the street,
and is said to be short of Northwest
ern and St. Paul stocks, which recently have
been making sharp advances.
"CINCINNATI, March 19.J. S. Kremble, of
the bank of Mount Gilead, Ohio, who re
cently suspended, presents the following
statement of his affairs: Liabilities $127,-
000 assets $116,000. Nearly half the lattter
are in real estate.
Tke Social Evil.
To the Editor of THE GLOBS,
Ves doe you call ein social evil?
[Friend, we do not call itEn. GLOBS.]
Among the latest novelties in fringes are
the grass fringe, rainbow jet, and clair de
lunejet. They are very elegant, and range
jn price from $1.50 to $ 5 per yard.
DECISIONS OF CASES FILED YESTER
Edmund Rice, Horace Thompson and Samuel
Tilden, Trustees, Appellants, vs. The First
Division of tlve St. Paul Pacific railroad
company, George L. Becker, William G.
Morehead, Henry Hale and James E. South
worth as trustees, and Martin Farrant,
JohnD. Gray, Augustus Mooers, Peter S. Le
Claire, Charles Heywood, Jama J. Cartledge
and Frank Honore, Respondents.
Edmund Rice, Horace Thompson and Samuel
J. Tilden, trustees, vs. The St Paul
Pacific railroad company, The First
Division of the St. Paul & Pacific railroad
company, George L. Becker, William G.
Morehead and George T. M. Dams, trustees,
Martin Farrant, Peter S. LeClaire, John D.
Gray, Augustus Mooers, Charles Heywood,
James J. Cartledge and Frank L. Honore,
Edmund Rice, Horace Thompson and Samuel J.
Tilden. trustees, Respondents, vs. The First Divi
sion of the St. Paul Pacific railroad company
and George L. Becker, Appellants, impleaded
with William G. Morehead, Henry Hale and
James E. Southworth, as trustees, and Martin
Farrant, John D. Gray, Augustus Mooers,
Peter S. LeClaire, Charles Heywood, James
J. Cartledge and Frank L. Honore.
Edmund Rke, Horace Thompson, and Samuel
Tilden, Trustees, Respondents, vs The First
Division of Vie St. Paul & Pacific railroad
company, and George L. Becker, impleaded
with the St. Paul & Pacific railroad com
pany, William G. Morehead and George
T. M. Davis, trustees, Martin Fan-ant, Peter
S. Le Claire, John Gray, Augustus Mooers,
Charles Heywood, James Cartledge and
Frank L. Honore, Appellants.
Horace Thompson and Samuel Tilden, t-us
tees, respondents vs. the First Danswn of the
St. Paul & Pacific railroad company and
George L. Becker, impleaded with William G.
Moreliead and others.
Horace Thompson and George Davit,,
Trustees, Respondents, vb The First Division
of tlie St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Com
pany and George L. Becker, impleaded toith
The St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company
and others, appellants.
A communication addressed to this court by
the attorneys for the parties in these appeals
asking that the "same remain for the present
at least in statu quo" together with other facts
considered, and held not to bind the plaintiffs
to a suspension of proceedings herein for any
particular length of time.
The plaintiffs having withdrawn assent to
farther delay, and requested the court to pro
ceed with the appeals, the request is granted.
The appeals in the foregoing cabes were duly
argued and submitted to this court at April
term. 1875. On August 24th, 1875, the same
being under advisement and undetermined, the
attorneys for the lespective parties submitted
to the judges of this couit who sit on these
cases a communication, the subbtance of which
is as follows, viz
"It is the desire of the parties in irterest
that the several appeals now pending in
the supreme court in "the above entitled cabes"
remain for the present at least in sttt qt,o.
We are nt yet sufficiently advised of the ar
rangement which has been made by the parties,
to state to what time they are desired so to le
main, or what exigency may make decisions of
such appeals necessary or desirable, but will,
when further advised, communicate further
with your honors on the Bubject, if agieeable to
This communication was signed by the at
torneys for the plaintiffs, and by the attorneys
for the defendant, the First Division of the
St. Paul & Pacific railroad company.
This communication is eventually
nothing more than a joint
request that proceedings in the appeals should
be suspended for the then present. In itself
considered, it contains nothing which binds
either party to a suspension of proceedings for
any particular length of time.
On August 4th, 1877, another communication*
was received, signed by the attorney for the
plaintiffs, withdrawing all assent on the part of
the plaintiffs to any further delay in the deci
sion of these appeals and asking for a speedy
determination of the same.
The attorneys for defendants objecting to
further proceedings, an order jvas issued re
quiring them to show cause why the appeals
should not be proceeded in.
Upon the hearing it appeared that the pro
ceedings were suspended in consequence of an
agreement entered into between the defendant,
the First Division of the St. Paul & Pacific
railroad company as party of the fiist
part, a committee representing certain bond
holders of the company, together with such
other bondholders as might come into the
agreement of the second part, and certain
stockholders of the company as parties of the
This agreement was entered into with the ex
pectation that the bondholders and stockhold
ers of the company would be able to unite in
an arrangement proposed in the agreement for
"an amicable and complete adjustment of the
indebtedness of the company, and for relief
from the embarrassments by which it was
beset. This expectation appears to have failed.
The agreement was not executed by the
plaintiffs as trustees or otherwise, or by all the
bondholders, the holders of a large number of
bonds having failed to accede to it.
The agreement provided, among other things,
for the suspension of the proceedings in these
appeals and it also contained provisions for its
own rescission. The defendant, the First Division
of the St. Paul & Pacific railroad company,
claims that it is still more scinded and in full
force, and among other things that through its
operation the parties of the second part have
received certain valuable benefits of which they
still retain possession, while as a condition of
rescission they were bound to restore the de
fendant, party of the first part, to the status
But we are of opinion that upon the facts of
the case the agreement did not bind the plain
In the first place they did not execute it.
In the second place the plaintiffs are trus
tees, and as such bring these actions. Certain
property is conveyed to them upon trusts for
the security of certain bondholders. The deeds
of trust make it the duty of the plaintiffs in a
certain contingency, among other things, to in
stitute legal proceedings to collect the principal
and interest of the bonds secured by such
deeds. The proceedings in which these appeals
are taken, w^ere instituted for the purpose of
discharging the duty thus imposed. Now what
it might have been competent for the plaintiffs
to have done, if all the bondholders whose trus
tees they are, had entered into and executed the
agreement above mentioned, we need not in
quire. They did not BO enter into or execute it.
It is the duty of the trustees to execute their
And this is a duty which they owe to all
the bondholders, for whose benefit the trusts
were created. It is therefore a matter of great
doubt whether it would be competent for the
plaintiffs, by agreeing with part of the cestui
qui trusts, in with part of the bondholders, or
by assenting to any agreement made by such
part to tie up their own hands, so as to bind
themselves not to execute their trust, as, for
instance, not to carry on legal proceedings, in
stituted as the present proceedings are pre
sumed to have been in the discharge of the
trust duty. There is certainly great reason for
doubting whether such an agreeing
or assenting would not be a clear violation of
their trust obligations. If this doubt is well
founded, then even if the plaintiffs had been
parties to the agreement before mentioned, or
had acquiesced in, or otherwise assented to it,
they would not be bound. But whether the
doubts are well founded or not, the plaintiffs
%re in no way bound by the agreement to any
suspension of proceedings in these appeals for
the first reason given, viz., that they did not
execute it, as they were not BO bound for any
particular length of time, by the communica
tion $o this court of Aug^ 24tb? J875 there is
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1878
no reason why their request that the appeals
should be proceeded with and determined,
should not be granted. The appeals will be
proceeded with, and determined accordingly.
1 [Before Judge Brill.J
John A. Dutcher, eV al., vs. A. L. Hare, et
al. The motion for a new trial by defendant
is denied, with $10 costs to plaintiff.
Charles N. Bell vs. Webster Smith. The
motion of defendant to set aside judgment
and for leave to amend answer, is granted,
with certain provisos.
Second National bank of St. Paul vs.
Louis Demeules and N. W. Kittson. The
demurrer of the defendant Kittson is sus
[Before Judge Simons.J
The appeals of the executrix of the estate
of Russell Post, deceased, from the order of
the probate court. Arguments heard and
the case submitted.
I Before Judge O'Gorman. I
Estate of Roger Connelly. Michael Roach
appointed and qualified as administrator,
and letters of administration granted.
Estate of John B. Phillips. Decree au
thorizing conveyance by administrator.
[Before Judge Flint.]
James M. Cooley, vs. Thomas and Catha
rine Broderick action for work, labor and
services. Set for trial March 21,1878, at 10
Daniel Church vs. W. A. Faddis action
on account. Continued to April 2,1878.
Mrs. C. Broderick vs. M. T. O. Flower
action to recover for alleged services. Judg
ment entered against plaintiff, with costs in
favor of defendant, taxed at $15.81.
A. B. Farlies vs. Dora Clausser action to
recover possession of certain premises. De
St. Paul Gas Light company vs. George
Benz action on account. Continued to
March 26, 1878.
John Larkin vs. C. W. Barney action to
recover possession of certain premises. De
fendant defaulted, and possession given to
A. Merriam vs. John A. Weide action on
promissory note. Judgment for plaintiff
for $66.66, with interest and costs.
Hiram D. Gates vs. John H. McAlister.
Continued to April 2,1878.
Clara Foster, the street-walker arrested on
Saturday night last, had her case continued
until next Saturday at 9 A. M.
ENGLISH GRAIN TRADE.
Crop Prospects More Encouraging, but the
Present Markot Depressed and Prices
LONDON, March 19.The Mark Lane Ex
press says: Winter sown wheat, although
somewhat thin on heavy land, is looking
strong and healthy on light soils, and the
prospect for a good crop is more promising
than at the corresponding time for some
years, giving a promising agricultural out
The large arrivals from abroad, and the
early reopening of navigation in northern
Europe, have exercised a very repressing
effect upon the British corn trade, already
deprived of the doubtful support which war
like political appearances furnish, and with
the influences thus combined upon the side
of buyers, lower rates are current for nearly
all varieties of cereals, and the present de
liveries of English wheat from farmers at
the principal markets have been lighter than
at any corresponding time in ten years past.
But in the face of this fact, and the impaired
condition of the grain, consequent upon the
drier atmosphere, values have receded one
shilling to two shillings per quarter.
Imports of foreign wheat into London
have been fair. At Liverpool the arrivals
have been unusually heavy. At both places
business is prostrate, the operations of buy
ers having been paralyzed by weight of pres
ent and prospective supplies.
Firmness has been the leading feature of
the trade in France. Prices there have
undergone a slight improvement, which
would indicate that the values here are per
haps relatively lower than the situation war
rants. The actual depressing power for the
moment is the abstention of millers from
buying rather than the pressure of foreign
supplies, and it seems scarcely possible that
business can remain in the present state of
inaction much longer.
Feeding stuffs have shared the general
dullness. Lower rates were accepted for all
articles except old American maize, which is
getting scarce and therefore maintained the
last quotations with fair arrivals.
At port call, the floating cargo trade for
wheat has improved six pence to a shilling
per quarter, with some continental demand.
Maize advanced three pence to six pence per
quarter. Barley quiet.
QDONOVAN ROSS A.
His Lecture, as a Lecture, in Toronto a
Failure, But a Success as a Peace Dis-
turberA Number of Persons Injured,
TOBONTO. Ont., March 19.O'Donovan
Rossa's lecture last night as a lecture was a
complete failure, and his principal support
ers before he was half through, advised him
to cut short. Rossa was nervous to a pain
ful degree, and several times appeared as if
he would break down entirely. He seemed
unable to recover from the alarm which
possessed him on entering the city, when, to
avoid the expected crowd at the rail
way station, Rossa leaped from the
moving train, fell and rolled in
the mud and narrowly escaped from being
run over by the cars. After the lecture, it is
reported, Rossa was driven out to Weston,
seven miles away from the city. The excite
ment being over, the people to-day are coun
ting the cost. Nine men have been reported
to the Young Irishmen's society as shot, one
seriously. How many of the opposing force
were hurt is not known, but none are be
lieved dangerously wounded, most of the in
juries consisting of broken heads and bruises.
Five constables are hurt, one seriously.
DETAILS OF THE BOWS.
TOBONTO, March 19.Shortly after mid
night a mob advanced up Queen street and
attacked Cosgrave's tavern. A crowd inside
answered with revolvers, and the mob return
ed the fire. Hundreds of shots were ex
changed, and stones were poured into the
hotel until the windows, sashes and furniture
were demolished. The police scattered the
mob with their batons. Four men were shot
here, one a young Protestant, James Clegg, it
is feared fatally. Meantime another mob,
numbering a hundred, attacked Collins'
tavern, further up Queen street, where
O'Donovan Rossa was believed to be, but the
police closed the street. Rossa was driven
out of town at 11 o'clock. Policeman Worth
was knocked senseless with a cobblestone,
and his comrades were all more or less in
jured. Probably one hundred and fifty
rioters were wounded.
Which is it, To or From England
LONDON, March 19.The Daily UTews, in
a financial article, says: The United States is
said to be a purchaser of silver, and the an
nouncement of the arrival at Queenstowu of
a steamer for New York with half a million
of dollars of this metal has been made. It
would be interesting to know if this consign
ment proceeded to the United States or was
disembarked at Queenstown. It would not
be the first time the latter course has been
adopted. It is curious, contemporaneously
with this report, that $250,000 were shipped
last week from New York to this side.
WAYS THAT ARE DARK.
FUN WITH THE BOYS DOWN AT MAD-
How Col. Ginty and "Hobe" Sackett Saw
the ElephantAn Enraged Paternal Rel
ative Carries a Streak of Sorrow from
the takes to the ChippewaEscaping by
Moonlight AloneBuying up the Issue
of a Paper to Suppress itA Harrowing
Tale which the "Globe" Doth Unfold.
Bat human bodies are sic fools,
Fer a' their colleges and schools,
That, when nae ills perplex them,
They make enow themsels to vex them.
Social, political and newspaporial circles
in Wisconsin are profoundly agitated over a
recent thrilling episode and hair-breadth es
cape, which had Madison for their base and
the banks of the Chippewa for their termina
tion. The legislative session of the sister
State east of the Mississippi is drawing to a
close, consequently the fun there, as with
Tarn O'Shanter and Souter Johnnie, is grow
ing "fast and furious." Madison, therefore,
at present is "the baiting-place of wit," and
just the spot where a man can "drive dull
care away," and at the same time, study the
political horoscope. In other words, the
city by the lakes is in a first-class condition
in which to indulge in a "tear."
It was probably some such considerations
as the foregoing which induced George C.
Ginty, the editor of the Chippewa Herald,
"Hobe" Sackett, and other congenial spirits
to visit the capital of Badgerdom last week.
Whatever may have been the incentive, how
ever, it is sufficient for this "ower true tale"
to note the fact that Ginty, Sackett & Co.
were in Madison last week. And when there,
it was the most natural of circumstances that
the quill-driver of the Herald should attend
a dramatic performance, at which he occu
pied a prominent seat. Ginty enjoyed the
presentation as only a gentleman from "rooral
destreects" can enjoy. In the midst of his
felicity, a boy handed him a note, which
the receiver carefully read, then put
it in his pocket, and, donning his hat and
overcoat, he was seen to steal out of the
theatre. Ginty's departure at once consti
tuted him the "cynosure of all observers,"
and, as straws indicate the direction of the
wind, he was tracked to a neighboring res
taurant, where "Hobe" was with two girls.
Now three may be very poor company, when
four are not, especially when the sexes are
evenly balanced, so the quartette adjourned
to an upper room, and refreshments were
ordered and brought ad libitum. Shortly,
the hilarity was interrupted by a knock at
the door of the apartment.
"Who's there?" demanded the valiant
"A friend," replied the outside mystery,
and with that the owner of the answering
voice entered without further parley.
And that owner had blood in his eye, and
imprecations on his lips, and, as far as Gmty
and Sackett knew, a revolver in his alto
gether too convenient hip pocket. He an
nounced himself as the father of the girls,
and an irate father at that. Then "there
was mounting in hot haste," or some such
confusion. Ginty and Sackett by skillful
tactics dodged the paternal party with his
back up, rushed down stairs and lit out for
their hotel at the treble quick, regardless of
bats and overcoats left behind.
Ensconced in their room they breathed
freer, and mutually congratulated each other
upon their lucky escape from the "darned
old cuss." Next day, however, some of the
boys came around and warned them the old
man was still on the war-path, vowing the
direst vengeance, so they- held the fortthat
is the bed-roomall that day. Thirty-six
hours of imprisonment was not very cheer
ing, and Ginty could stand it no longer, so it
was agreed he should make his escape to the
night train in disguise, and once more be
thus enabled to tread his "native heath" on
the banks of the foaming Chippewa, where
the wicked would cease from troubling and
the weary would be at rest. The second
evening, therefore, Ginty. muffled up so that
his mother would not have recognized him,
slid out of the back door of the hotel, and
down the back street to the depot, where
he dodged into a sleeping car.
and then plunged into bed, with an inward
chuckle at his success in eluding his pursuer,
and a further cackle at "Hobe's" stupidity
in not doing likewise. Quoting Shakspeare,
If I may trust the flatt'ring eye of sleep,
My dreams presage some joyful news to-mor
Ginty composed himself for once twen
ty-four hours, and was soon in the full en
joyment of "tir'd nature's sweet restorer."
But the end was not yet. In the middle
of the night, a telegram was handed to him,
stating that Sackettthe foolish "Hobe"
that wouldn't run awayhad been shot, that
the old man was to start for Chippewa Falls
right away after the fleeing Ginty, and, worst
of all luck, that the Chicago Times would
have a most minute account of the whole
affair. The telegram closed with an urgent
request to Ginty to suppress that portion of
the Times edition intended for circulation
in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls.
More dead than alive. Ginty reached
home. Obeying the behest of the telegram,
he forthwith bought all the copies of the
Times to be delivered in both the cities
named, and ordered them to be sent to him.
He then sat down to await developments
and the arrival of "Hobe's" corpse.
The developments are these: The old
man was an entire stranger to the girls, the
Times had not a particle of reference to the
matter, and "Hobe" still lives to "shake
hands across the bloody chasm," while HE
GLOBE tells how Ginty had fun with the
Provisions of the Bill Granting Eight
Yea rs Extensi on.
Washington Special (March 17) Chicago Times.]
The Senate sub-committeee having in
charge the subject of the Norrhern Pacific
railroad held a session yesterday morning,
and agreed unanimously to report Hipple
Mitehell's bill. It has two distinct sets of
provisions, the first applicable to the*North
ern Pacific, and the second to the Portland,
Dallas and Salt Lake railroad. The land
grant of the Northern Pacific is extend
ed eight years, and it is discontinued over
the Cascade mountains and North Tacoma,
returning millions of acres to the public do
main. The entire land grant of the road is
thrown open to public settlement. This pro
vision applies to even sections. All settlers
who have obtained less than one hun
dred and sixty acres are permitted to
take up land sufficient to raise what they
hold to quarter sections, under such regula
tions as Secretary Schuiz may prescribe.
The department can say whether these addi
tions shall be adjacent to the original home
stead or not. The proceeds of the landsjsold
upon odd sections are to be paid into the
treasury and held for further investment for
the road when twenty-five miles are com
pleted and accepted. The lands upon odd
sections adjacent will be tabulated in three
listsfirst, the land sold, whose proceeds
with accrued interest will be paid to the
company second, the lands upon which pre
emption has begun but not completed, the
sale of which will be consummated and the
proceeds turned over to the company third,
the lands neither sold or pre-empted, which
will be patented to the company and will be
under its control, with the provision that
not more than one hundred and sixty
acres shall be sold to any one pur
chaser, and at a price not more than doable
the minimum rate. From Umatilla west,
the route of the road is changed so as to
bring it south of the Columbia river. Dur
ing the first year after the passing of the
act, the Northern Pacific is required to build
one hundred miles, thirty-three and one
third from Portland, and the remainder will
probably be from Bismarck, at the option of
the company, however. In each year there
after, the company is required to build
twenty-five miles at the western, and seventy
miles where it pleases, until the road is com
pleted. From Umatilla west, it is proposed
that the Northern Pacific shall be common
track for both companies, each pro-rating
for the other, and in case the Northern Pa
cific fails to begin operations in three
months, the Portland & Salt Lake railroad
can begin in nine months and proceed with
the construction upon the land grant of the
THE COMMODORE AND HIS FRIEND
The Proceedings in the Vanderbilt Will
Case Enlivened by an Entertaining Wit-
ness-- What tJie Commodore Said of His
In the Vanderbilt will trial, on Friday, Ja
cob J. Van Pelt testified that he knew Com
modore Vanderbilt for fifty years: they were
very intimate, and used to drive to town to
gether: a coolness occurred between them
soon after 1870 just before the Commodore
went with his family to Europe he said to
witness: "Van, I have eleven millions of
dollars left better than any millions the
United States. It is worth 23 per centum
and no risks." The Commodore also said
his family were all on board and if one
went, all, or nearly all, would go together
when the Commodore came back. They
had another conversation, and witness
asked, "What are are you going to do with
your property if anything happens?" He
answered: "I have a large family they were
not brought up to take care of themselves,
but the way I have left my money they
will all of them have enough as long as they
live." In another conversation the Commo
dore said: "It wilFgo faster than I made it,
whenever I am gone."
The witness went on to testify that in
1863 the commodore said, "I am a friend of
yours and you are to consider so and I in
tend ou shall have a house and lot and
100,000." Witness said: "Do you mean
it?" "I do,'' said the commodore. "When
do yon mean to let me have it?" said the
witness. -After I am gone," said he, "will
bo time enough." On another occasion the
commodore repealed the promise, and wit
ness said: "Give me the house and lot now,
and let the $100,000 go."' [Laughter.] "No,"
said he, "that won't do." "Well," said the
witness, "give me the $100,000 now and let
the house and lot go for the present."
[Laughter.] But the commodore said, "No,
that won't do: you will appreciate it better
after I am gone," and witness answered,
"Weil, perhaps I will, commodore." They
spoke of this matter very often, the very last
conversation they had the commodore said,
"You shall have that $100,000, and that ib
enough for you." "Yes," said witness,
"that's enough." He recollects it by the
word "enough." In 1804 witness suggested
to him to improve his Staten Island proper
ty, but he said, "The Staten Island property
title is not worth anything." A coolness be
tween them occurred in 1870. He can im
agine the cause. He wont to the commo
dore's office to inquire for him. Mr. Lam
bert Wardell was there. This was a month
or two before the commodore's death.
Mr. Lord offeied to prove that the com
modore in 1865 asked the witness to take a
lady in his carriage from the commodore's
office to her home, and he did so, and he
never saw her again until a month before
the commodore's death, when witness called
at the commodore's office and saw the lady
in question there and Mr. Lambert Wardell,
which would be followed by proof through
another witness that a falsehood had been
told to the commodore about the witness
that the commodore had ne\ er communica
ted this to Mr. Van Pelt, or asked for an
explanation, and that this was the cause for
the coolness. The object was to show that
the commodore would receive accusations,
perhaps against his children, without giving
them a chance to explainthat he had the
unhappy characteristic of listening to false
hoods-about others and sealing his lips, and
that in the case of Mr. Van Pelt the whole
trouble was caused by a base falsehood.
The surrogate said the commodore might
have listened to the falsehood and refrained
from speaking of if to his friends through
motives of dehcacy. But there was no evi
dence that he believed the story. The wit
ness merely stated that he thought the com
modore cooler than usual. The evidence
On cross-examination the witness said he
used to borrow money from the commodore.
The commodore never refused him. Some
times he gave notes for the money, some
times he did not. The commodore told him
he might have anv amount he wanted his
business without security. Once witness
owed him $25,000 without security. He
called upon the commodore and said: "Com
modore, you had better take some security
for this. If you died, and I was bad enough,
I might keep it." "You could," baid he
"look here, if I die before you, and you owe
me $100,000, and nobody knows anything
about it like this, keep it." "Do you mean
that, commodore?'' "Yes, I do," said he.
"Well," said witness, "I would not wish
your death for all your money, but I hope
I shall owe you $100,000 when you die."
Q.How did the account stand between
you? A.He owed me $22. [Laughter.]
Q.Did he ever give you anything? A.
No but I gave him a horse? [Laughter.]
Q.Tell us how that was.
WitnessI had a handsome mare that he
wanted, but I asked $1,000 more than he
would give. One day I called at his office.
"Hello," said he, "you want something, you
come around so early." [Laughter.] I said
I did. [Laughter.] Then he took me in
and said: "Are you going to let me have
that mare?" "Give me my price, and you
can have her,*' I said. No. he would not.
Said he, "Shall I tell jou what you had bet
ter do?" "Yes, commodore, tell me what 1
had better do." "Give me that mare,"
said he. "Do you mean it. commodore?"
"Yes," said he. "Very well." said witness.
"I will do it."
Witness continued: A few days after he
sent me a check for $3,000. which was all
that I asked for her, and I sent it back. Next
day he said, "Why did not you keep the
check?" "I said, "That was not my bargain:
you asked me for that mare." "Well."
said he, "you got the best of the bargain."
"Very well," said I, "when I get the best of
the bargain I never let up on a m3n."
[Laughter.] "Well," said he, "that is so."
In reply to further questions by Mr. Clin
ton the witness said he heard the commo
dore speak about Cornelius J. He said Cor
neel would spend all the money he owned in
three years if he had it. "He is bad," said
he "he would do anything: he would steal,"
said he. "No, no," said I. "He would."
said he. "I would not leave anything in my
office he could take away." [Laughter.] He
spoke of Corneel's gambling. He said some
thing about Corneel's signing his father's
name. He told me he did it once, but I do
not remember whether he said it was a for
To Mr. LordI heard him say Corneel
was misrepresented and was not as bad as
other people. I heard him speak of William
H. He said William was not able to make a
living out of his farm and had mortgaged it
to a man, and that he (the commodore) had
money to put on mortgage if William want
BTJJTAI.O. March 19.A large meeting in
the board of trade rooms to-day favored the
free pipe line from the oil regions to New
York. The bill for establishing the line was
stronly urged in the State Senate to-day.
The New York Sun proposes that David Dud
ley Field be elected to Congress at the expira
tion of the term of Abram Hewitt.
Gen. Williams, of Grand Island, Cal., owns a
farm of $11,000 acres, of which he has so*ed
6,000 acres in wheat and 2.000 in barley.
The standard and broad gauge railroads of
the United States have cost an average in cash
of $47,000 a mile. The average cost of the nar
row gauge railways has not exceeded $16,000 a
Diptheria and scarlatina are prevalent in
Brooklyn, N. Y., and the proportion of deaths
is one to four. Roth defective drainage and
sewerages are supposed to cause its prevalence,
as the appear the dwellings of the rich as
frequently aa among the poor.
The body of Mrs. D. V. Burdick, buried four
ears ago in the Canoga cemetery, near Cayuga
Lake. N. 1., on being recently disinterred, to
be removed to a cemeten at Buffalo, was found
to be as white as marble, full and natural as in
bfe, as hard as stone and as heavy.
The tug J. B. Williams, en route from Louis
ville to New Orleans has in tow 33 barges, car
rying 601,445 bushels of coal, besides her own
fuel, the largest tow on record. Her freight
bill at 3 cents per bushel, amounts to S18,04J.o5.
It would take 1 807 cars of 333 bushels to tho
car, to transport her freights, and the cost bj
rail, if only a 10 a ,-ar, would be $180,700, or
$162,656.05 more by rail than by river.
Before the war central Georgia knew no oth.
er rats than the comparatively harmless little
graj rat. But with, or after the northern
armies, came the Norwa rat, which is killing
off the native bleed and proving itself so much
more destructive th it the farmer* whose chick
en coops, corn cribs and smoke houses are
raided by them, are fam to believe in the trans
migration of souls and that Sherman's bum
mers aie with them again in the shape of the
ferocious big fellows that they call war rats.
The New York Snn is unformed that Hon. D.
W. Mahon, late first auditor of the treasury,
was compelled to resign, because he would not
appro%e a bill for extra compensation in favor
of J. Madison Wells, the leader of the rascallj
Louisiana returning board as lequned bv
Secretaij Sherman in ^pmphince with the
wish of President Hdjes. Mdhon would not
rob the treasury to paj for stealing Louisiana
for Ha\es, and, therefore WAS turned out of
the office he had lonjj and worthily filled.
Joe Wilkinson, of Tonnus & Wilkinson,
has gone East to be away two or three weeka.
Thos. Ferguson opens his new boot and
shoe store in the Staples building to-ruoi
Wm. Holcorube goes to the .Red er to
day. He will probably ha\ a position on
one of the steamers plying on that stream.
The case of Mathilda LaPUnt vs. Eh'd
beth Barrett and Pauline Lefebre, was dis
missed on the defendants paving the eot
of the court, $19.72.
The New York "one price" clothing hall,
on Main street, is surely tho place to buj\
They will give you fits for goiug there, but
the people like it all tho same.
The steamer Nellie Kent came down from
Obceola. yesteiday, with a large list of pas
sengers and freight. She had in tow a barge
loaded with 210 barrels and 101 sacks of
flour, and 100 barrels of lime
A team belonging to E. C. Worthy ran
away yesterday from Staples' mill. When
near the First National bank they collided
with a buggy belonging to Mr. Chas. Taft.
and broke the axle. They were then"
caught and prevented from doing any fur
James Aviry, the scaler, came home from
the pineries this week, and leports the fol
lowing: Herse\, Bean and Brown have cut,
banked and scaled, on Kmfe rivei, 2,381,000
feet Fred Beau, on Snake river, has 1,G84,-
000, and McGnmess and SincLur, on Snake
river, have ."05,00 feet.
A Mr. McKewen. of Hudson, came across
the bridge Monday afternoon at a gait more
rapid than the law allows. He was gobbled
up by bridge policeman Sam. Packard, and by
him handed over to policeman McKusick,
who transferred the culprit to the court
room. He was fined 57.50 and coets. Ha
didn't have any money, but a friend in need
did have just about enough to make it all
Mr. Chas. Esterbrook, the millwright at
the St. Croix mills, met with quite a painful
if not berious accident vesterday morning at
about 11 o'clock. He was engaged chang
some heavy iron pulleys, one of which
was seven feet in diameter, when it blipped
and the whole weight of it fell on his right
leg, striking him between the knee and
thigh, but fortunately no bones Were broken.
Mr. Ebterbrook will probably Le confined to
his bed for a week or twu. It ib only a few
years ago that he was almost fatally injured
by his head coming contact with a circu
lar saw, cutting out a piece of hid scalp.
Charley had better keep away from mills
A canvass of a train returning East Salur
day last, showed thirty-nine land hunters on
board, who had located 8,560 acres of land
west of New Ulm.
A field of spring wheat about an inch
high on the farm of Mr. Valentine, near
Minnesota, City, Winona county, delights
the eye of the passer by.
Fred Wetherby. eon of Postmistress
Wetherby, of Wabashaw, is seeking the
position of route agent on the Midland rail
road, and has secured the endorsement of
all the postmasters along the line.
The Grand Forks Plamdealer says o-ser
3,000 acres have been taken in the last few
days by parties from St. Paul, Minneapolis,
Ontario and other points, all seeming satis
fied with their selections.
Mr. E. Gerstenhauer, editor and publisher
of the Winona Adler, left that place on the
10th inst., saying he was going to La Crosse,
since which nothing has been heard of him.
His business affairs were not supposed to
be in a condition to lead him to run away,
and the whole affair is extremely mysteri
LONDON-, March 195 P. M.
LINSEED OJL26s 3d@26s 6d
ANTWuap, March 10.
LIVEBPOOI.. March 19.
COTTONMarket heavy at 6@6^s, srles
6,000 bales: speculation and export 1.000,
American 4.^50. Yarns and fahnm at Man
chester dull and tending downward.
GRAINWheat, receipts the past three days
63,000 bus American 57,000, California white
wheat, average, lis ld@lls 8d, California
white wheat club lis 6d|gl2s 3d red western
Bprmg No. 2 to 1, 9s 7d@10s 7d red western
winter 10s 10d@12s4d. Corn, new western
mixed 25s 9d@26s3d old western mixed
27s 6d@28#. Oats. American. 8s. Barlev,
American, 3s 9d.
FLOURWestern canal 24@26s.
PEASCanadian 36s 6d.
CLOVER SEEDAmerican 40@42s.
PROVISIONSMesB pork, 51s. Beef, prime
mess 82s. Lard, American 38s. Cheese, fine
American 68s. Bacon, long clear 27s 6d short
clear 28a 6d.
TALLOWFine American 39s 6d.
PETROLEUMSpirits 7s 3d refined 10s 9d.
ROSINCommon 5s pale 12s.
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