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Husband Allowed Hi Hired Ma to
Poison His mind Against His WifeThe
Wife in a Transport of Madness Assails
.Her Slanderer with an Axe and Nearly
Kills HiuiHer Piteous Appeal to Her
HusbandA Story in Heal Life That
Reads Like a Romance.
On Tuesday evening last, Sheriff Nugent, of
Wright county, brought to this city Mrs. Jane
Townsend, whom he lodged in jail to await the
action of the next grand juiy of that county,
he be'ntc charged with an assault that may
yet prove the death of the victim. I may here
be premised that Wright county prisoners are
incarcerated iu St, Paul in consequence of
their being no jail in the former shire.
Mrs. Townsend was visited in jail yesterday
by a GLOBE representative, for the purpose of
gathering the particulars of the alleged crime.
She is a rather good looking woman of about
35 years of age, with bright, clear and
thoughtful-looking dark brown eyes.
Without being stiictly handsome, her face is
decidedly prepossessing, and, her intelligence
being above the ordinary type, she told the
history of the assault with remarkable preci
sion and apparent veracity. If what she asserts
is true, it mnst be confessed she has a strong
case to present to a jury in her favor.
Mrs. Townsend was married a year ago on
June 4 last to Mr. Townsend, who is 60
years of age, and since that time she has con
tinued to live with him at his farm in Corinna
township, Wright county. Both had been pre
viously married, he being a widower before
wedding her, and she had separated
from her fiist husband in consequence
of his mndehty. Mr. Townsend has a
daughter, Augusta, aged 16 years. The
relationship between this man and wife has been
of the most cordial and happy chaiacter until
recently. She has always entertained for her
husband the sincerest affectum, which he re
ripiocated, notwithstanding the wide disparity
in their ages. Early last spring, however, a
man named William Dunham, 32 years of age,
obtained a position in the Townsend house
hold as the hired man. He signalized his en
trance into the family circle by commencing
the mo3t dovoted attention to the young
daughtet, Augusta. His attentions to her were
extremely distasteful to the step-mother. Mrs.
Townsend, who had seen some letters of his
which conclusively proved he was carrying on a
correspondence with a lady in Chicago, to whom
he was evidently engaged to be married. Others
of his epistles led iVJ ra. Townsend to believe he
had left Chicago deeply involved in deDt. and
that he had probably departed thence under
disreputable circumstances. She, moreover,
became possessed with the idea that Dunham
had either accomplished Augusta's rum, or
would encompass it, all of which doubly
steeled the step-mother against the match, and
led Mrs. Townsend to warn Augusta ot hei
impending fate. Her cautions did not, however,
seem to effect their intention, but on July 3,
last, she succeeded in causing Augusta's re
moval to Cleai water, Wright county, where the
(atter has since lemained, Mrs. Townsend
hoping thereby to wean the girl fiom her in
Of late, Mrs. Townsend had noticed whis
ered conferences between her husband and
which would take place when
the two were near the barn and out
of other people's ear-shot. Prompted by the
cuiiosit inherent in every daughter of Eve,
she stole down upon tbem on one occasion, and
heard some tiagmentary remarks which in
duced her to believe she was the object of talk
in these secret, barn-door conclaves. She then
insisted that Dunham must be sent away from
the house, not only to forstall his designs upon
Augusta, but because he was endeavoring to
bleed mischief between hoiself and her hus
band. In view, however, of the near approach
of harvest and the scarcity of held laborers, it
was arranged, with Townsend's consent, that
Dunham should board at a neighbor's, but was
to continue to work on the Townsend farm.
This arrangement was perfected a week ago
last Sunday, and Durham was given a seven
days' notice to enter into it. Last
Sunday Mrs. Townsend packed up Dun
ham's clothes and placed them at
the door of the house, as he had failed
to thus prepare for his departure, which Mrs.
Townsend was fully determined should be ac
complished that very night in accordance with
the programme. Toward evening, while Bhe
was playing "Home, sweet home" on the organ,
Dunham came in. His presence caused hei to
tremble violently, but she continued the music
for some minutes. She then told him he must
quit the premises, to which he replied in effect
that, if he left, she would have to leave also, as
be would tell her husband something about her
that would lead to her being driven out. With
that, she ran down to the lake, where her hus
band was, and told him what Dunham had
threatened to say. Townsend said Dunham
had already told it. Dunham had accused Mrs.
Townsend of unchastity to her husband. Sink
ing down upon her knees in the sand of the
lake shore, she asked her husband if he be
lieved Dunham, and Townsend said he did.
"Will you not believe nie, your own wife,
before him she frenziedly asked.
"I don't know," he answered vacilatingly.
"Here, on my knees before you," she plead
Bd, I assure you by all that is holy and good
that Dunham has lied to you. Instead of be
lieving him you ought to defend your wife's
honor. I have always been tiue to you have
always loved jou, and hifce been a good wife to
yon. Save me from this disgrace. It is a lie
from beginning to the end."
This did not seem to soften the obdurate
husband. She saw that his miud had been
poisoned by Dunham, and she became wild
with passion.
"1 know," she said, I waB crazy, and yet I
rememember every little thing I did.*'
She then went back to the house, preceding
her husband through the gate. Dun
ham was sitting on the steps, and
two or three neighbors were present.
Lying at the toot of a tree near the house Were
two axes, one double-bitted and the other
single-bitted. She seized them both, walked
np to where Dunham was sitting, and threw
the double-bitted axe at him, but he avoided
the murdeiously-projected missile, and came
toward her, endeavoring to waid off with his
arms the blows she made at him with the re
maining axe in her hand. In the struggle
which ensued she gashed him terribly on the
left side of the neck, but he clasped her round
her neck and held her while the blood from his
frightful wound saturated her cloth
ing through and through. Letting her
go at length, her husband grasped her by the
thioat, and choked her till she waB breathless
and black in the face, his finger marks being
yefc visible under her ohm. Somebody called
out "Stop this blood!" which caused Townsend
to loosen his hands, or he might have killed
her there and then.
Standing in front of the reporter yesterday,
she, at this point of her story, Btretched her
arms widely and wildly, then clasped her hands
Jn agony over her forehead and burst into a
flood of uncontiollable tears, through which
she exclaimed, "My God! Bir, what was I to do
when my own husband refused to defend mv
honor or his child's?"
Released by her husband, Mrs. Townsend
went down to the lake, got into a boat and. af
ter rowing about therein for a short time, went
to a neighbor's house and said: I have killed
Will Dunham. Take me to the sheriff at Buf-
falo," and thus she came into custody. After
her preliminary examination on Monday, he
was committed a* already stated. Dunham is
not yet dead, but his recoveiy is a matter of
very grave doubt.
In reply to several questions, the prisoner
yesterday said she believed that Dunham's in
tention was to drive her from home, and thus
succeed, through a marriage with Augusta, in
obtaining in the end possession of Townsend's
property. She confessed she had, at various
times, threatened to kill Dunham if anything
happened to Augusta, but the immediate cause
of her attack upon him was his lying to her hus
band about herself.
Geo. W. Lam son represents the Fire Associa
tion of Philadelphia.
Funk's Fine.
Melchion Funk, the brewer, after being
warned four times by Inspector Patterson, the
irrepressible assistant health officer, concern
ing the disreputable condition of his build
ings corner of Fort and Ann streets, was
called up yesterday before Judge Flint, as he
had failed to remedy the nuisance. The charge
was a double-header. One count was for main
taining the nuisance and the second was for
refusing to obey tho order for its abatement.
Being found guilty, Mr. Funk ascended his
auricular, and utterly refused to pay tho fineof
*1Q HUCI uottte, wa told tb atone pi]
would then be his inevitable doom. "What!"
exclaimed he, ""send me to the stone pile!" He
was aghast at the bare idea, but when convinc
ed he really mast crack rock for the county, or
pay up, he concluded to ante, and was liber
The Contractor Claims to Have Secured the
"Stow" License and Will Go Ahead.
Since the contract for paving Jackson street
was awarded on Tuesday to James Starkey, the
city has been treated to all sorts of rumors as
to his abitity to obtain possession of a license
from the owners of the patents covering the
"Stow" pavement, the one proposed to be laid.
The twilight luminary, indeed, went so far in
its issue of yesterday as to insinuate that a
combination had been "gotten np by disap
pointed bidders in collusion with some wood
pavement patentee, real or imaginary," to pre
vent Capt. Starkey from obtaining the license,
which is simple bosh.
With the view of getting the bottom facts,
Capt. Starkey was interviewed last evening. He
said that, when he contemplated bidding for
the paving, he communicated with Mr. Stow
relative to his patents, to which the latter re
plied that the captain could go
on with his bid, and all ar
rangements could subsequently be made.
Here the matter rested, as Capt. Starkey was
never in a position to enter into further nego
tiations until the contract was positively
awarded. After Tuesday's meeting of the
common council he determined to go to Chica
go to see Mr. Stow, and conclude with him the
necessary bargain for the latter's patents. Yes
terday, however, he learned that Mr. Pierce, of
this city, was empowered by a letter of attor
ney to act for Mr. Stow.
Calling upon Mr. Pierce he learned that Mr.
McLeod, one of the bidders for the pavement,
had armed himself with a Stow license, but it
was coupled with the condition that it could
only be used if Mr. McLeod was successful in
securing the contract. As Mr. McLeod did not
secure the work, his power under his provision
al license failed, and Capt. Starkey
then entered into all preliminaries
of price, etc., for securing the license. These
negotiations are so far perfected that Capt.
Starkey was yesterday engaged in securing the
lumber for his blocks. As soon as he has con
cluded the contract therefor with the lumber
dealers, he will haul the blocks on the street
before he breaks ground, which will not be
done until every thing is in readiness to lay
the pavement. The captain is confident the
work will be finished in ample time.
Como Attractions.
Col. Knauf's great effort, the crowning en
terpise of the irrepressible Barnum of the
Northwest, will attract thousands to Lake
Como to-day. Extensive preparations have
been made, and a lavish expenditure of money
and labor, to make the affair a grand success,
and no doubt even those already familiar with
the elegant Como House and its beautiful sur
roundings, will be astonished when they see
what can be done by good taste and liberality
to make a beautiful resort still more magnificent
and attractive. So that those who attend the
regatta at White Bear may have an opportunity
of enjoying the best paitof the fete, it is ar
ranged that the fireworks will not be let off till
after 10 o'clock. The Great Western band will
select for the occasion some of the choicest
numbers in their extensive repertoir. An after
noon of quiet repose at the lake and an even
ing of brilliant revelry and mirthful enjoy
ment is guaranteed to all who visit Como to
Bali Game Saturday.
At the earnest solicitation of many admirerB
of the national game, two nines have been
formed of the best amateur base ball players
in the city, foi a game Saturday afternoon
next. The nines are made up as follows:
Aiton, Rhody, Frost, Barnes, Mullen, Merrett,
Griggs. Brandt, Riley.
Allen, Ahem, Berkman, Scott, Dean, Martin,
Morton, Hill, Smythe.
The list shows eighteen good players, and
they can, as they undoubtedly will, make a
shaiply played and exciting game. A number
of ladies have already signified their intention
of witnessing the game, and present indica
tions point to a much larger audience than at
any previous game this season. The game will
be called promptly at 4 o'clock.
"The Bard of Kinnickinnic Flats."
Mr. A. J. Cooper, whose visit to St. Paul for
the incubation of a pastoral poem was an
nounced in the GLOBE, visited Minneapolis
yesterday with a party of friends. The Tribune
mentioned Mr. Coopei's presence in that city
in the following complimentary terms: "Mr.
A. Cooper, the Chicago agent of the Erie and
North Shore fast fieight line, but whose great
est fame is promised him in Lis forthcoming
book ot poems, is in town to-day. 'The Bard
of Kinickinnic Flats,' as he has been familiar
ly called, drank in inspiration at the Falls of
St. Anthony this morning and an epic on that
theme is promised from his graphic pen at a
future time,"
Military Headquarters.
As a statement has been made that the mili
tary headquarters are to be restored to St. Paul
or taken to Minneapolis, a GLOBE reporter
called on Dr. Stewart yesterday to inquire if he
knew anything of the matter. The doctor
did not believe in the statement. All he could
say was that he received a telegram from Wash
ington in reply to his and Gov. Ramsey's,
which stated that the only exception to the
order was made in the case of Gen. Sheridan,
and that no reason could be seen to make an
exception in favor of the department of Da
kota. The doctor thought that the rumor was
without foundation, and the government will
not change their decision regarding Fort Snel
Diamond Jo Reynolds was in the city yester
L. A. Roberts, Esq., of North Branch, is in
the city.
Mr. H. Packard, Belehertown, Mass., at the
D. McDonald, Brainerd, is registered at the
At the Metropolitan: Mis. A. Paul, child
and nurse, St. Louis Wm. Carey, wife and
boy, Deadwood S. R. Weil, E. N. Beach, St.
Louis F. H. Banning, Boston P. B. Winston.
Minneapolis R. C. Judson, Farmington: H.
Field, C. H. Field, New York. Mrs. Jk H. An
derson and sister, Minneapolis Thos. A. Lewis
Louisville Geo B. Porter, Corfeu I. M.
Brown. C. C. Dana and wife, D. F. Vail, Chi
cago J. E. Wheelock, F. E. Sargent, Fargo A.
N. Brown, Delphi. Ind.
At the Merchants: C. Joslin, Duluth N. K.
Hawkins, New York E. W. Williams, Hudson
H. C. Williams, Chicago Mrs. Viets, Oberlin,
Ohio A. W. Emroettj New York D. C. Neu-O'Grady's
gent, E, Tillman, St. Louis E. N. Remon,
Prescott G. B. Hunt, Hudson A. J. Cooper,
Milwaukee J. Mclntire, K. P. Randall, Eau
Claire E. S. Avery, Detroit R. T. Hamilton,
England D. Wetherbee, Ulin J. D. Hobie,
Belknap W. Y. Selleck, Detroit A* J. Clark,
Red Wing Miss Glenn, Alton H. I. Ruggles,
St. Louis G. B. Whipple, Faribault
m" J3'
Threlkeld, Jas. McKenney,
Wiiele Centralia, Missouri
L. Boucher, St. Louis A. Clendening, Milly
Clendening, Annie Clendening, Taylors Falls
H. G. Finkle, Moorehead E. D. Mansfield, H.
Lane, Minneapolis J. Moore, Eau Claire
N. S. Field. Albion, New York H. L. Stanton
and wife, Cincinnati J. Letold and wife, Chi
cago G. G. Maynard, Atwater C. W. Tracy,
W. H. Tucker, Minneapolis Mrs. Dubois, Mrs.
Wilson, Kansas City J. Bond, O'Fallon,
111 E. D. Cummings, Sioux City H. Watters,
Akron, O. Dart, New York J. Batuan,
England M. Lieblich, New York A. Bells,
Chicago Rev. E. C. Bell, Faribault: R. W. Pet
tit, Chicago D. Olcott, Milwaukee G. L.
Rhodes Chicago B. C. Meddaugh,
Milwaukee J. Austiain, Chicago
J. H. Barker Mrs. J.E.Bru ce and son,
Reynolds, McGrail and wife, Chicago: C.
McDougall Duluth A. Doman, FortDodae
A. Friend, Milwaukee S. Hawkins, Chippewa
Kalis A. K. Davis, Marion, Iowa O. W. Ken
nedy. Waterville J. W. Polleys, Wells H.
Norther and wife, Northfield J. R. Terhune,
New York Ira DeGraff. J. O. Page, Winona
Beckerand lady, H.G.Spencer, Watertown
H. C. Winter, St. Cloud G. H. List, Bingham
ton M. Fitts, Granite Falls.
Soldiers' Additional Homesteads for sale by
Pioneer Press building.
Cheap fuel for sale, $2.75 fcge "ord delivered,
by John Dowlan, on Fifth and Wabashaw
Geo, V,', Lamson represent/* the Standard
A lodge of A. 0 U. W., No. 58, has been or
ganized at Duluth.
The great event long looked for at Lake
Como comes off to-day. T* %_
There is no greater comfort these hot days
than a day's rest at Lake Elmo.
P. T. Kavanagh, commission auctioneer, sells
a drove of good horses at auction on Saturday.
The Great Western band is engaged for the
grand regatta and gala day at White Bear to
The "Wastes and Burdens of Society" is the
subject of Mr. Beecher's lecture to-morrow
night. 8|Henry Wilson, by Judge Flint's request, yes
terday paid $3 for the privilege of getting
A few members of the Sportsmen's club bad
a friendly match at pigeon popping yesterday
Crop reports continue favorable from the
line of the Northern Pacific and St. Paul & Pa
cific railroads.
Charlie Peabody was setting the cigars up
yesterday. I wasn't twins, but was the third
of the series.
The beams for the flooring over the basement
of the capitol extension were being placed in
position yesterday.
There are twenty-eight counties that have so
far failed to forward their statistics for 1877
to the office of the secretary of state.
In the matter of Clement Olson, of North
field, bankrupt, witnesses were examined
yesterday before Registrar Edgerton.
The Great Western band picnic on Sunday,
by the Maggie Reaney and barge, to Stillwater,
will be one of the most enjojable ot theseabon.
The pound master says that all cattle belong
ing to persons living on the north side of the
river, will be captured and held if found cross
ing the bridge.
John Patterson is making it hot for persons
who not only love to dwell in toul odors but
wish to poison their neighbors with faith. John
is the right man in the light place.
Five horses were captured by officer Mitchell
yesterday on St. Anthony hill and impounded.
Mitchell has been looking for these lawless and
mischievous strollers tor some time.
Michael Moran appeared yesterday in the mu
nicipal court to answer to a charge of disorderly.
There was nothing very startling in the case be
yond starting Moran to the stone pile for seven
You do not have to pay two or three dollars
to hear Mr. Beecher to-morrow night. One
dollar will buy tickets and reserved seats in
any pait of the house. Box office open at 9
o'clock this morning.
E. Scheibe yesterday paid into the municipal
court treasury the sum of $2, being the costs
of his prosecution for violating the health or
dinance. Having promised to sweeten his
premises, he was liberated.
The GLOBL is in receipt of a picture ot
McGeogh, the king of the Milwaukee wheat
corner, as he appeared on 'change when wheat
touched $1.09. His appearance when the quo
tation advanced to $1.15 is impossible to illus
Many of the laborers hired by the St. Paul
& Pacific company have jumped the work for
the harvest fields, but notwithstanding Mana
ger Farlej says the track shall be laid through
on the branch line to Melrose by the coming
Saturday night.
A petition was filed in the United States
district court by the North Star Boot and Shoe
Co., and others, asking that Asa F. Armstrong,
of Alden, Freeborn county, be declared bank
rupt. Orders were issued to show cause and
tor injunction.
Chief Engineer Strong yesterday made a
complaint in the municipal court against Mar
tin & Co., lumber dealers, for piling their in
flammable merchandise on the street near the
Seven Corners, the same being contrary to the
fare-limit ordinance.
The brick sidewalk in front of the Heywood
block on Wabashaw street was repaired yester
day, after a lady's ankle had been sprained in
consequence ot its late ruinous condition. The
rotten balustrades to the front steps have not,
however, been replaced or made sate.
One of the most enjoyable picnic excursions
out of St. Paul last seasan, was that given by
the St. Paul & Pacific company to their em
ployes to Lake Mmnetonka. The company are
preparing to repeat tbe excursion, and will
make it even more enjoyable than last season,
if possible.
A telegram from Gen. W. Bishop, general
manager of the St. Paul & Sioux City railroad,
now out on the line, stated that the damage to
the grain along the road by storms and Bultry
weather, would not be as large as had been re
ported, though the prospect was much lees
cheering than a week ago.
The exhibition of Copeland^s paten fire es
cape yesterday afternoon and evening attracted
a numerous crowd in front of the Warren
blouse, to which building it had been attached.
By its means a line of hose was elevated and
parties were lowered from the windows with
perfect ease, safety and rapidity.
Mr. R. C. Judson, secretary of the Agricul
tural society, in the city yesterday, pooh
poohed the talk about the universal destruction
of crops in Dakota county. At least, there
was no such destiuction on his place, his grain
promising a full average yield, while the fields
of his immediate neighbors looked equally
The examination for teachers' certificates
was continued at the High school yesterday.
As predicted by the GLOBE, one half the candi
dates fell off at the first paper. The papers
given yesterday were equally easy with the
firstand even more so. As the answers were
not all examined last night, it will be impos
sible to give the result till to-morrow.
The sale of seats for Beecher's lecture on
Friday evening created very slight enthusi
asm or competition yesterday morning. So
little was the anxiety evinced that the highest
premium paid for choice was only fifty cents,
and very few over one-half the chairs were dis
posed of. Can it be true that Beecher is at
length getting played out in the public esti
An expressman delivered a small package at
grocery store on Bridge Square
yesterday and demanded $12 for charges. The
money was paid and the expressman drove off.
It was afterwards ascertained that the package
contained a rotten ham. O'Grady has not
fully made up his mind yet whether he is the
victim of a practical joke of some friend or
of a swindle.
State Superintendent Burt yesterday heard
from the teachers' institute which opened at
Fergus Falls on the 22d. Fifty teachers are in
attendance, with others to follow, and all the
attending circumstances promising a success
ful and profitable meeting. Teachers from
Wilkin, Douglas and Grant counties are in at
tendance, in addition to those from Otter Tail
county, and the superintendents of Otter Tail,
Wilkin and Douglas are present. Prof. Kiehle's
lecture was to be delivered last night.
It was a very dark night with threatenings
of a very heavy storm, still the ladies were not
deterred from attending Grote's delightful
garden concert last night. The promenaders
upon the bridge were not quite so numerous as
upon former occasions but still there was
quite a large gathering. The music supplied
by the Grert Western band was principally of
the higher orderovertures and potpourris from
the operas. These popular concerts are be
coming still more popular every week.
The board of equalization continued their
labors yesterday. The board divided into com
mittees, each taking a ward, and carefully con
sidered the assessments on each property. They
found nothing requiring equalizing, and re
ported \ihat the assessments are remarkably
even and just. Petitions were received from
C. Ringwald, M. Funk, and from David'
O'Connor (McLean) asking for a reduction in
their assessments. The petitions were laid
over. The board adjourned till 11 o'clock this
Some burglars entered the Btore of Frost
Brothers, Dayton avenue, Monday night, and
stole a quantity of cigars and other propesty.
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glass, and removing the pin, raised the window.
Finding a bag of coffee, they emptied it upon
the floor and filled the basr with cigars and de
camped. No one remains in the store at night,
and the fastenings to the windows are of the
flimsiest kind, offering temptation to tramps
and thieves. No clue has yet been obtained of
the depredators.
The Plans Approved and the Contract to be
Let at Once.
Yesterday morning Mayor Dawson received
the following telegram, which sufficiently ex
plains itself:
WASHINGTON, D. June 23.Hon. Wm.
Dawson: The location has been placed on the
shortest line, and the plans, specifications and
estimates have all been approved. The work
can go right ahead. THOS. COCHRAN, JB.
Mr. Cochran's negotiations having thus proved
so happily and rapidly successful, the commis
sion at once advertised for sealed bids for
building the foundations and masonry for the
Fort Snelling bridge, and a copy of the adver
tisement appears on the fourth page of this
issue. The bids are to be delivered at the city
engineer's office by Aug. 5. Now, let the work
go bravely on. If due energy is put forth,
there is nothing to prevent the finishing of the
structure by next December.
The Milwaukee Wheat Corner.
The successful "corner" of July wheat in
Milwaukee was a prominent topic of conversa
tion in business circles yesterday. The
"corner" was looked upon with complacency,
as but very little, if any, short interest existed
here, while a moderate number of longs were
enjoying the fun. When it bounded up six
cents, every one was amazed, and the longs
were content to unload. A good many had
predicted a high figure for July wheat in Mil
waukee, but no one had had the temerity to
place it as high as $1.16, the point reached
yesterday. It is reported that all of the
prominent shorts settled at $1.04 or less, but
an obstinate Philadelphia operator is
b&id to be still shoit to the extent
of half a million bushels. The
extra touch was put on yesterday for his bene
fit, and if he still remains obstinate there is no
knowing where the "corner" will be carried.
The heavy ram-fall during the night will also
prove a great aid to the manipulation to-day,
and with the bad weather they evidently have
the ability to put July wheat to $1.25 in Mil
waukee to-day. Whether they will have the
inclination remains to be seen.
District Court.
Before Judge Brill.]
Charles N. Bell vs. Webster Smith defend
ant entitled to judgment for hiB costB and dis
J'robate Court
[Before Judge O'Gorman.]
In the matter of the estate of Peter Kolmpel,
deceased. Petition filed for the assignment of
the estate to the heirs at law set for hearing
August 26.
In the matter of the estate of Maria E.
Kolmpel, deceased. Petition filed for the ad
ministration of the will of the deceased and
for the assignment of the estate to the heirs
at law. Heaimg set for August 26.
Mttnietval Court.
[Befoie Judge Flint.J
Melchion Funk violation of health ordi
nance. Fined $10 and $3.40 costs. Fine and
costs paid and defendant discharged.
John Malone violation of health ordinance.
Continued till July 25 at 9 A. at.
Henry Wilson drunk: fined $3 and $2.85
costs. Fine and costs paid defendant dis
Michael Moran disorderly. Committed to
jail for seven days.
E. Scheibe violation of health ordinance.
Nuisance abated and action dismissed on pay
ment of $2 costs by defendant.
Peter Bender violation of fire ordinance.
Continued on motion of city attorney to July
Jacob Hanson vs. Claus V. Smith action to
recover for goods sold. Case tried and sub
The Cheever, laBt evemag, brought in the up
trip of the K. N. packet Red Wing, Captain
Haight, consisting of about one hundred pas
sengers and a good freight manifest.
At 12 ai. to-day the Cheevei will leave the
levee to connect with the packet Clinton.
The Diamond Jo, of the Diamond Jo line,
came in yesterday forenoon with a good freight
trip. She left on her return last evening.
The mark showed a rise of water of half an
inch, giving two feet ten and a half inches.
A Heavy Storm.
About midnight, probably the heaviest rain
storm of the season began and continued with
more or leas force up to the time of going to
press. There was little wind, but the rainfall
was simply tremendous. If the storm extends
over a wide area, the damage to grain will be
very heavy.
Persons who are desirous of exhibiting at
the State Fair will please apply in writing to
W. D. Rogers, Secretary of the Chamber of
Commeice, for the number of spaces, also the
kind of goods for display. This must be done
by Saturday morning, 27th mst., after this
date no prior claim will be lecognized.
GEO. R. FINOH, President.
The box office at the Opera House will be
open at 9 o'clock this morning for the reserving
of seats for Beecher's lecture to-morrow night.
One dollar pays for the tickets with reserved
The handsomest suite of bachelor's quarteis
in the city for rent, with furniture for sale at
a great bargain. House contains all the mod
ern convemencies. Location most desirable.
Inquire at this office.
Good dry slabs delivered for $2.75 per cord
by John Dowlan, corner Fifth and Wabashaw
Geo. W. Lamson represents the Williams
bnrgh City of New York.
A railroad section hand dropped dead last
week in the town of Brainerd, from sun
The first tramp of the season, but the gen
nine article, made his appearance in Maz
zeppa the other day.
There was an incendiary fire the other
night in Litchfield, Meeker county, which
destroyed a barn and horse in it.
The farmers generally, in most localities,
are now getting deep into their harvest. Th
demand lor harvest hands is very great.
One day last week, a train consisting of
forty loaded freight cars, drawn by one en
gine, reached Brainerd from Sank Kapids.
Tramps lately made a night raid on the
postoffice at Frontenac and stole what loose
change and postage stamps they could find.
The river steamers are complimented
with full lists of passengers, so say State ex
changeswith persons fleeing to the North
pole to get breath.
A small band of Indians passed throngh
Lake City the other day claiming to have
been with Sitting Bnll prior to the Custer
massacre, but that they left him because he
'was so bad.
In Swan Lake, the grain is about all every
which way, and they calculate
on having a long and perhaps wet harvest.
But there are so many self-binders out that
there won't likely be much lack for help.
A half clad tramp visited Janesville the
other day and mildly said he would lave
food or blood. was furnished with food,
and pleasantly omitted to draw blood.
Tramps are pretty and generous specimens.
The Beaver Falls Times avers that on Sat
urday, July 13th, the thermometer in that
place stood at 107 in the shade. Beaver
Falls is the boss on hot weather. Doubtless
it would have been -warmer there if the ther
mometer could have b^en adequately length-
How His Creditors Are Settling UpRro
hera Buying Them InCreditor* Getting
Hold of Northern Pacific Land and Stak
ing Money Thereby.
["New York Sun, July 22.] i
Presbrey & Green, attorneys at law, soli
citors of claims and dealers in real estate,
Second National bank building, Washington,
D. are the duly commissioned financial
agents of the mysterious unknown, for the
purchase of claims against the estate of Jay
Cooke & Co. They have succeeded in buy
ing a large amount, and under the instruc
tions of their backer, they say they are
ready to purchase any additional amounts,
though the figures may represent millions.
Who this person is who has such confidence'in
the ultimate value of Jay Cooke's assets cannot
now be stated but this much is a fact, such is
his wealth that the drafts upon him by Pres
brey & Green are accepted by the Second
National bank, as so much cash, and their
checks in payment of claims are promptly
cashed. What commission they receive for
doing this business is their own private af
fair, which the claimants are not inter
ested, but the Washington creditors are cer
taily interested in what is their own. Within
three weeks the claim of Mr. Columbus
Alexander, of this city, for $16,414.54 has
been purchased by Presbrey & Green for
cash at par. Mr. Alexander says that he is
satisfied. Mr. Alexander's claim is no
more just and equitable than that
of the humblest and smallest of the long
list of Washington claimants, and there is
no reason in justice why it should have been
preferred. It simply proves that a great
and unnatural anxiety existed to get this
particular claim out of the way, and thereby
extinguish the activity of Mr. Alexander in
the affairs of the Jay Cooke estate. has
no more concern as to what shall be the ac
tion of the creditois at their meeting to
morrow in Philadelphia. Th reproduction
of a little conversation with Presbrey &
Green will throw more light on this subject:
"Yon are purchasing the claims against
the estate of Jay Cooke & Co?"
"Yes, sir all we can get."
"What is their market value?''
"It varies as to the nature of the claim.
We pay from twenty-fiv to thirty cents, al
ways, of course, making the best bargain
"In what respect do the claims vary?"
"There are some upon which a dividend
of five per cent, has been paid. Other
claims are partly represented by stocks, some
wholly so Where that is the case we allow
the market value for the stocks, and taken
the balance of the claim as the case may be."
"What stocks do you refer to?"
"The trustee, Mr. Lewis, has made a dis
tribution in kind, and many creditors have
accepted it. Fo instance, 35 per cent, of
the claim is given in the new preferred stock
of the Northern Pacific railway company,
14 per cent, in Oregon Steam Navigation
company's stocks, and six per cent, in Lake
Supeiior and Mississippi railroad company's
10 per cent, income bonds. Th market
value of these stocks is allowed in the
purchase of a claim."
"Is there any doubt about a new dividend
of five per cent.?"
"It is hard to say. I is possible that
some will be declared. The trustee has so
many irons in the fire he hardly knows what
to do. There never was an estate from
which, when it went down, so many bal
loons were detached, which, while they
have to be looked after, amount to nothing."
"It seems very strange that only one divi
dend has been paid in five years, that
another is in doubt, while at the same time
a man stands behind the estate ready to
shell out three millions cash for nine millions
in claims.*'
"The man who buys the claims has no in
terest in the estate. trades them right
off for Northern Pacific stocks, and with this
stock buys lands along the route and pays
for them with the stock, and in turn these
lands are put on the market. gets them
very cheap in this way, and at any kind of a
sale it is a good speculation.''
"Then you think you are getting fair
prices for these claims.
"We do, as far as we understand the busi
ness, though we have no fuither interest in
the estate than is involved in our action as
the financial agents of the party who wishes
the claims."'
"You have not advertised for them, there
by making the business public?"
"No, but what amounts to the same, we
have sent circulars to every creditor, an
nouncing our willingness to buy his inter
ests, and stating the terms. There has been
no secrecy or attempt at secrecy, no more
than you see now."
Meeting of Creditor*.
[N. Y. Special (July 22) Cincinnati Enqmier.
The most important point developed at
the meeting of the creditois of Jay Cook &
Co. to-day was that tb Northern Pacific
was likely to turn out well enough, BO that
they could hope for a dividend of something
like forty per cent, in all. The failure was
in September, 1873. and the first dividend
was in December, 1874, when a committee
of creditors ordered that five per cent, be
paid in cash and securities. Since then the
committee has kept veiy quiet, and the
trustees have been doing everything possible
to get things down to a cash basis.
There has been a great deal of complaint at
the delay of four years in making settle
ment,but Mr. Lewis, who is president of
the Farmers' and Mechanics' National bank,
and is regarded as one of the shrewdest
financiers in tho city, thinks it will take at
least ten ears to realize on the estate piop
erly, unless creditors take it inio their own
hands, as he proposes. Hi plan is that
whole assets, leaving out two or three buch
as Agontz and Lake Champlain, should be
carefully valued by experts, the "Western
lands by Western experts, by men famihar
with them, the stocks, bonds and other se
curities in the same way by experts. They
should be catalogued, and the aggregate
ascertained, and then a scrip dividend of the
amount issued to the creditors. Each one
would get a certain per centage in
scrip and securities. Those to be
sold at public auction for cash
or for these securities, nothing to be sold
below catalogued price, i. e., a creditor with
$1,030 of scrip could go in and buy bonds or
stock, or something else, and thus manage it
himself. One of the advantages of the scrip
plan would be to give the cost value to scrip.
Whatever was not sold at the expiration of,
say thirty days, could be set up at auction
again, and after that any creditor to be al
lowed to come in and take them at the in
voiced price.
This is the only way in which it can be
done. I would take a lifetime to sell these
Western lands at private sale, and it would
take many years for the railroad securities
to come to a fair price.
Claims against the firm for which credit
ore held securities have all been settled, and
the amounts paid to these secured. Credit
ors reach in the aggregate $1,501,007.43.
which includes interest and dividends accru
ing between September 18th, 1873, and the
dates of settlement. I addition, further
sums of $113,883.88 have been paid, making
a total of $1,614,800.81. Th amount of
claims proved and allowed, and on whioh
dividends can be paid, is $7,856,652.95:
amount of claims not yet proved, but stated
as debts, $201,155.59 amount of claims
proved but not allowed, $83,124.05 making
the total amount of claims Mav 1, 1878,
The largest of these claims are Jay Cooke,
McCulloch & Co., Syndicate, $164,784.66
Jay Cooke, McCulloch & Co., general ster
ling claim, $800,000 Milton Sanford,
New York, $140,112.15 Washington Na
tional bank? $698,068.21 Lucius Hendri
Weltjen, $300,000.
There has been paid to secure creditors
$1,614,890.82 to the United States,
$737,786.82, and in tho dividend, of
January, 1875, $439,464.88, making a to
tal of $2,842,111.01. The balance on hand
December 5, 1875, Was $805,708.81. Th
receipts to February 21,1876, were $1,275,-
173.46, and total payments $795,251.21,
leaving a balance of $479,922.25. This bal
ance, inclusive to May 2, 1878, was $975,-
826.82, leaving a balance of $119,328.68, and
on July 8th last he had a balance of $280,-
812.28 on hand.
And now, sir, having been refused a hearing
by friends, I am forced to carry my case to
my opponents, and ask them to assist me in
calling upon the people to aid me in the ac
complishment of an object dear to the hearts
of the honest voters of all parties, i. c, the
awakening of justice from her dangerous
sleep under the shadow of the deadly Upas
tree of political corruption.
I would ask the people of tho Third Con
gressional district, if the time has not passed
when the political autocrats of America
could by the simple cracking of a party
whip huddle together in ward
or district corrals the citizens of
the country, and make them vote for caucus
nominees against their own judgment? Ha
not the time passed when the wire-pullers of a
oounty can call an almost secret caucus and
nominate se//-instrncted delegetes to a bought
up county convention, and hope afterwards
to see their nefarious proceedings ratified at
the polls? Has not the time passed when pot
house politicians, full of noise, bombast and
hypocrisy, with their pockets weighed down
by shekels obtained, Judas like, as the rewaid
of their treachery towaids their paity and
friends, can hope to mislead the thoroughly
aroused people of tne land?
Charge the infamous creatures who engi
neered the late convention of this district
with their crimes and they will answer you
that all their actions have been performed
"according to the form of the law."'
The learned Chancelor Kent said that
"when the spirit of liberty has fled and
truth and justice aie disregarded, private
rights can easily, be sacrificed under the
form of law," and the immortal Madam de
State carried past the statue of liberty on
her road to the gulhtoine, bowed reveiently
to the form whose spirit she had ever wor
shipped and sadly cried O liberty, how
many crimes have been committed in thy
name." Tb application is self evident.
MaeKenzle's Raid.
WASHINGTON, July 24.Nothing has been re
ceived at the war department either confirming
or denying the report that MacKenzie, v ith 800
men at his back, has crossed the Rio Grande
into Mexico. That he had done so would not
create any surprise 111 the depaitment
Wot Yet Appointed.
WASHINOTON, July 24.Inquiry at the execu
tive mansion and at the seveial departments,
fails to produce any confirmation of the report
that Capt. Jenks has been appointed to a
fedeial office on the Pacific coast.
Geo. W. Lamson represents the American
Fire of Philadelphia
Sr. PAUT., July 20, 1878.
Notice lh hereby given that the Common
Council at their legular mpetinR, August 20th,
1878, propobe to change tbe grade of
A copy of the piohle can be seen at bib office.
I Official.) M. O'CONNOR,
192-thu & bat 3w City Clerk.
KCQM Ma's Line PacketCo
St. Louis & Intermediate Pj-^ts,
Connecting with all Bailroads for the East and Houth
will 1-ave St Paul
Slomlaj, Wwhipsda). Tiinrsda\ and Saturday,
-A lki OVloolt
JOHN H. RKANY, Agent, lvee St. Paul
N. W. Fuel Co., St. Paul Offices:
G1UGGS & JOHNSON, 29E. 3d Street.
HILL, S^UVOFTH Si AOKEB, 112 E. 3d-8tree
CITY OF ST. PAUL, MINN., July 23, 1878.
Sealed bids will be received by the Board of
Public Works in and for the corporation of the
city of St. Paul, Minn., at their office in said
city, until 12 M. on the 5th day of August. A.
D. 1878, for
in said city, according to plans and specifica
tions on file in the office of said Board.
A bond with at least two sureties, in a sum
of at least 20 per cent, of the gross amount bid
must accompany each bid.
The said Board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
nm*t 1 President pro tern.
Official R.L. ioaus
,QikBwdo*PuWioWk 1914Q1
xX at my salesroom, corner of Jackson and Fifth
streets,on Friday evening, July 26th, beginiDg at7:3n
dock M about 20,000 cigars of the following
brands: Flor de Fuma, Vanity, Silver Lake, Com
petaon, etc etc. The above lot TTUI be sold by th
box. P. T. KAVAXAGH, Commission Auctioneer^
R?Xmdiut~ A Republican Who Believes in
iny the Rascality,
To the Editor of the Globe.
PEBHAri, July 22, 1878.Under the
pulse of indignation awakened by the evi
dent unfairness of the action of the late
Republican convention in Minneapolis, and
by the more than suspected corrupt practices
that were resorted to, to pack that convention
with Washburn delegates, I wrote an article
to the Pioneer Press, a paper that has al
ways professed ita willingness to insert an
honest protest against attempted political
tyranny and corrupt practices, but, sir, it
seems that I mistook "a lie well stuck t" for
a truth, for this "strictly non-partizan, inde
pendent, and impartial leading journal of
the Northwest" refused to insert said article.
Why? Because, sir, the managers of the
Washburn campaign are numerous and
wealthy, and this slavish journal does not
care to offend so influential a body there
will be, I hope, a day come when the en
lightened American press will, regardless of
"influential bodies," be ready to give an
American citizen a ready hearing, and advo
cate a swift redress for his wrongs, political
ly or otherwise.
Thursday Augus
& .^P^'T
ot Third street,
a nort
1st, sell the pleasant residence of 8 Chase, on
A on8 1a
SJPuhf,?!^ healthful
7 Pleasant,. quiet retired
ground. Go look at it, my
chr businew.thnoe sale mil mad a
is on the house
Heal Estate Agent, Cor. and
Jackson.n salesroom,3d
corner Jackso
and FlfUi street*, on Saturday, July 27th. begiLiiC
at 10 o'clock A. M., 15 head of horses and mares
One team weighing 2,700 lbs., one team 2,500 lbs
The balance are mostly carnage horses.
warranted as representedF.A P. T. KAVAXAuH,
3 Commission Auctioneer
I "G LANDS-AUCssalelAl
LANDfe-H. 8.
FaircMld, Keal Estate Agent, corner Third and Jack
son streets, will sell at public sale the following lands
near St Paul and near Rosemount, at his office as
above, at 11 A. M., on Saturday, July 27th
S W of S. W. x4, S. 1, T. 29 K. 23 1
8. IS. of 8.E.
i-f' 2,, U54H
16 i i
he together on south shore
iso near Bennett Lake, and are gooed
These 11 be sold any quantity
E. '4, of N\ E i4, S. 1, T. 29, K. 23
W. i
T*-.i Lotese01all 6
-154 Acres.
Thes all he together on south shor of Lak
Owasso,, near Bennet Lake and are good farmlnK^e^
landsi. fkooo 1..U-m P.
i:Ws:v:? l"rrfV120
4 of X. W. 14, 6,
TheseheonKice street, about 3 miles north of
city. About 40 acres iu cultivation.
X. E. of ij, S. 2J, 115, 15. 20-40 acre*
near Eosemount.4E.
These will all be sold wi.hout limit or reserve.
Go look at them at onceit Is a rare chance.
Terms easy and sale positive At my office otmo
site Merchants Hotel, St. Paul, Saturday July 27th
at 11 A.M. S. FAIRCHILD. I9.9
WANTED.-To unfurnished or furnished rooms.
Address. ROOMS, GLOBE office. 191
CrIKL for general houbework in a
email family Apply at 36 West Third street,
up stairs, third nooi. 191
LOWI am now prepared
supply money upon cood
application*.. CH VS. ETUE1UDGE, St. Paul.
RENTStoie No. 125 E. Third, under Mer
chants Hotel. 19a 201
SALE(.'heapA Wheeler & -ftilsou Sewing
Machine i nquue 17 East Fifth. 192-201
TTIOR SALEOne ot tho finest residences lower
town. Location and neiRhboihood unsuroassed
Large lot, 125 feet front. House has 17 rooms, hot
and cold water, water closetx, bath loom, aud all mod
el conveniences Tine carnage house, stables, &c.
House and grounds iu most periect order. Will bs
sold 01 much less than cost of impro\ements. A
bargain for a party mulling an elegant home.
RENT.A Farm at L.iko Como. comprising
the Inipro\ed Land within limits of the so
called Lake Oonio Park, ljing north of the "Lake
JohanniRoad, together with the Buildings and
other improvements situate tlieieon, the same oeing
known as the Ayd place. By Older of the Commit
tee on Public Parks, M. O'CONNOR,
U*-tt citj Clerk
ST. I'KLL, July 2i, lg78.
Sealed bids foi bulldmg tho foundations and
masonry for abo\o bridge will be received at the City
Engiueer'B office, ht Paul, until two o'clock r. M?
of tha 6th of August
For planB, speciflcati ns and form of bid, inquire
at Git} Engineer's office, bt Paul.
Wi Chairman of Bridge Commissioners.
SEALED 1111)8
Will be leceived until Julj 2l'th innt., at 4 p. tor
Six HT-uiidred Cords,
More or less, of straight, sound, drj, bodj
Pelrveied and piled on demand at the \anous School
Buildings iu the City ot St. Paul.
The bids will be opened on the aforesaid date at the
office of A. G. MaiiBOU, Secretary, No. 5 West Thhd
street, in the presence ot tho Committee on Property
and the bidders The successful bidder must give
satisfactory bonds.
The Board re%enes the right to 1 eject any and all
The wood to be measured bj the Citj Wood Meas
urer connection with tho Committee on Propertv.
185-1% Chairman Committee on Propertj.
Board of Education.
Sr. PAUL, MINNESOTA, July 17, 1878.
All persons mteicsted in
the assessment for
Widening and StraifililPiiiii" of LafaytW Mr--
IMP. Brlttoi'ii Bruim itii.l Collin Street.
111 Hie fit) 11! Si. hul. HairiMn
Uuuh. Minn..
Will Take Notice
that on the 16th day of July, 1878, I did re
ceive a warrant from the City Comptroller of
tbe city of St. Paul, for the collection of the
above named assessment.
The nature of this warrant is, that if von fail
to pay the assessments within
after the first publication of this notice, I shall
report yon and your real estate so assessed as
delinquent, and apply to the District Court of
the county of Itamsey. Minnesota, for judg
ment against your lands, loth, blocks or parcels
thereof so assessed, including interest, cost and
expenses, and for an order of the Court to pell
the same for the payment thereof.
F. A. ItENZ,
184-195 Citv Treasurer.
01 ST. PAW.. MINN.. July 23, lfe7e.
.Sealed bids will be received by tbe Board of
Public VYorks, 111 and for the corporation of
the city of St. Paul, Minn., at their orhce ID
said citj, until 12 M. on the 5th day of August
A. D. 1878. for
in Baid city, according to plans and specifica
tions on hie in the office of said Board.
A bond with at least two sureties, a sum of
at least 20 per cent, of the gross amount bid
must accompany each bid.
The said Uoard reserves the right to reiect
any or all bids,
President pro teni.
Official i R.L GOMTAX,
Clerk Board of PnbUe Works, 191-201
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