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O fiioktl Paper of the City & County Printed and Published Every Day in the Year BY SUP. HALL, NO. 17 WABaSHAW STREET, BT. PAUL. Terms of Subscription for the Daily Globe. By carrier (7 papers per week) 70 cents per month. By mail (without Sunday edition), - 6 papers per week, 60 cents per month. '/. By mail (with Sunday edition), 7 papers per week, 70 cents per month. _____ THE "WEEKLY GLOBE. The Wbeki,t Globs is a mammoth sheet, exactly doable the Bi*» of the Pally. It is J 0 " 1 the paper for the fireside, containing in addition to all the current news, choice mUoellauy. agricultural matter, market report*, &c It Is furuUhed to tingle •üb«oribere at |l, with 15 cento added for pre-payment of postage. Bub«criber« ahonld remit f 1.18 ST. PAUL, TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1881. THE HOME. Number twelve of j this new and admirable family publication is now ready, and can be obtained at the news stands and at the Globe counting room. It is published weekly, illus trated, contains sixteen pages in pamphlet form, and is filled with choice and unexcep tionable miscellany, correspondence, scien tific and other interesting matter. As an in troduction it is sent ten weeks for fifteen cento. Subscription price, one dollar per year. Address H. P. Hall, Publisher, St. Paul Minn. We understand that the engravers have not furnished the plates for Gen. R. W. Johnson's book — life of Gen. Geo. H. Thomas— at the time they agreed to do so, and hence there will be some de- Jay in getting the work from the publish ers. It ; s hoped that by April Ist the book will be ready for delivery. The public will sympathize sincerely with Col. L. L. Baxter, for many years associated with our legislative affairs, in the affliction that has overtaken him by the death of his estimable wife, which occurred last Thursday. Mrs. Baxter was la most estimable lady, deeply loved by al who knew her, and her loss will be keenly felt by a large circle. Minnesota's new Senator, Gen. A. J. Edgerton, did not permit the grass to grow under his feet yesterday, but as coon as his commission had been safely deposited in his pocket, started on the first train for Washington to help organ ize the Senate. He carries the best wishes of the Globe, which, while still of the opinion that Ramsey was the people's and the governor's first choice, bows sub missively to the inevitable.and will fond ly cherish its little Ramsey boom till another office becomes vacant. TVnrooM will not be permitted to re cline on a bed of roses during his In cumbency of the position of secretary oi tbe treasury. Wall street speculators are not exactly pleased with his treat ment of the bulldozing banks-- -althougl, the act was Garfield's rather than Win dom's---aud propose to be revenged b\ throwing every obstacle in his way. Windom, however, wields no little power, and if he chooses to exercise it he can give the banks no end of trouble. What ever backbone the secretary lacks can be supplied by the President. A Washington dispatch mentions it as "a remarkable coincidence" that, Russia having expressed sorrow for the assassi nation of President Lincoln, the State de partment should have sent dispatches of similar import to St. Petersburg relative to the tragic death of the czar. "Where the coincidence comes in will be a puzzle to an ordinary intelligence. There is cer tainly nothing remarkable in the fact that the Russian government should ex press sympathy for the relatives of the murdered President, nor that the United States should act in like manner -when the tragedy happened in Russia. THE NEW SENATOR. Got. Pillsbury concluded the Senatorial distress yesterday by the appointment of Gen. A. J. Edgerton to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. "Windom. This appointment is credita ble to the governor as well as agreeable to the recipient. Gen. Edgerton is a gentleman who will undoubtedly reflect credit on the State. He shows his good sense at the outset by declining the "compromise" proposed by Cole and accepting the situation with all that that implies. The new Senator is a thorough ly reliable man, and his time will be honestly given to his constituency. The Globe congratulates both Gen. Edgerton and Got. Pillsbury upon the happy ter mination of the contest. TJBE A*.<AS.SI\ATTOX OT THE C£. The death by violence of the Czar Alexander although it has excited hor ror, has created no surprise. For years past — almost ever since his accession to the throne — he has been menaced not only by his personal enemies but by the enemies of his dynasty. These have been animated by a hate almost fiendish in its malignity and causelessness, and have persisted in their fell purpose in the face of every discouragement. Viewed by the modern standard the czar was not a blameless ruler, yet in comparison with his predecessors his sway has been most benificent to the em pire. The emancipation of the serfs was nn act which alone entitles him to be ranked among the greatest men of the ago and a benefactor of the race. This act provoked the hostility of the nobles of the empire, and for many years threat ened to overturn the dynasty; but having decreed emancipation he stood firmly on the ground that human vassalage should cease forever. Those who were freed by his ukase, however, have but ill requited his kind ness, for it is to them his death, either directly or indirectly, can be attributed, for among the former serfs the heresy or nihilism had its chief support. These people may not have been the active agents for carrying out the conspiracy, but they were at the bottom of the dis turbances that have for so long distracted the empire, and without their encourage ment the no-government party would have,had but a feeble existence. Nihilism in Russia is contemporaneous with communism in France. It is an es crescence that owes its origin to bad gov ernment, from which it seeks relief in the destruction of all law and the inaugura tion of a reign of anarchy. It is the anti podes of despotism, and even more to be feared, for it would destroy all social order and give us nothing in its stead. It is more intolerant, more cruel, more des potic than the worst autocracy the world has ever seen. Chaos is its idol, the as sassin's knife or bullet the arbitrators between man and man. It is monstrosity hideous in its deformity. The assassination of Alexander, instead of proving to be the signal for the eman cipation of the Russian people from despotism, will only serve to perpetuate) it. A great crime such as this always seals the doom of the cause for the ad vancement of which it is perpetrated, and rightly so, for a cause nurtured in crime and disregard for law can excite no sympathy in this enlightened age. In place of the great uprising of the people against the dynasty that was expected to follow the regicide, there ha 3 already been a widespread revulsion of feeling that bodes no good to the advocates of or the apologists for the foul deed. The edict has already gone forth that nihilism must be crushed — that the advocates of nothing in government must be reduced to noth ing — must be exterminated from the face of the earth. In the pursuit of those who have done his father to death, the new czar will have the hearty sympathy of the whole civilized world. It is not a question of whether the Russian autocracy is right or -wrong, but a choice between organized government on the one hand and assassin ation and social disorder on the other The revolutionists not only in Russia, but throughout the world, will find themselves hoist by their own petard. As a monarch Alexander has been ac tuated by a sincere regard for the wel fare of his subjects as far as such a de sire could comport with the aggrandize ment of the empire. Like all the Roman offs he has been consumed by a passion for extending the domain over which he ruled. Wars were undertaken for that purpose; European councils have been distracted by intrigues having that result in view, and large standing armies have been maintained all over the continent, either to assist or to prevent the consum mation of this ambition. Most of the ills that have cursed and impoverished his subjects have been traceable to this in lierited ambition. But notwithstanding all this he has been a beneficent ruler in many respects. He has established schools and colleges, maintained religious liberty, built railroads, developed indus try, and -wonderfully increased the re sources of his domain. Russia has ad vanced in all the arts of civilization more during the twenty-six years of his reign than during the hundred years preceeding his acces sion. He has patronized the fine arts, literature and the modern sciences, and contributed greatly towards bringing about the time when Russia shall take her place in the front rank of civilized nations, tlis assassination delays that time by a quarter of a century. If he had died a natural death the progress of the empire would have been steadily forward. His tragic taking off will drive his successor into a reactionary policy that cannot but retard the progress of the nation. Though Alexander is dead, both the good and the evil he has wrought will live after him. He was no saint, but did much for his people, for which he will be kindly remembered by the world. Few men with despotic power would have at tempted as much; no one without that absolute sway could have accomplished such beneficial results. He might have left a more illustrious record behind him, but if all men were judged by what they might have done, none would be found perfect. THE GLOBE HOROSCOPE. As it Casts Its Light on the Chicago Markets. [Special Telegram to the Globe] Chicago, March 14. — Public cables quiet and steady. Borne private cables better In tone. Our market opened easier, with early sales for April at 99.VC, and May at $1.04*, but with good demand advanced lc on April and 1k c on May, closing steady, though top prices were not sustained. Corn is more active and advanced slightly for the futures, with good demand for shipment. Offerings small. Provisions are less active and steady at a higher range of prices. On the curb tnit afternoon April wheat was fl.OOx ; May, $1.05 X ■ May pork, $ 15.75. May lard, $10.7*5. No new features to the provision deal; expect more manipulation. Couldn't Settle for $1.35 and Wants a Warrant. A colored individual named Anderson ambled into tha police court yesterday morning and asked to see the gemmeD who made out the warrants, whereupon the genial Fairchild pricked up his ears and came up smiling. The son of Ham, who is a shiftless looking African, carried his arm in a sling, and his nose, eyes and mouth were, in a state of perpetual blubber. He said he had been cut and that he "wanted justice. The clerk asked him how much of the article he would like to have. He replied that while fooling with an employe of the Hotel of the Wild Hunter, last' Saturday the latter cut him in the head. He said he had actually had the liberty of that person in keeping for two days. Sunday night he called on him for a compromise: he offered to settle for $1.50; the bean fiend couldn't see him; then he offered to square it for $1.25, and yet the hotel man wouldn't settle. He said he -was convinced now that the cutting had been done on purpose and he wanted the man arrested. The clerk stated that he had better come down another peg on his price, call it an even dollar and settle. The hungry looking coon humped himself out. Death of Mrs. L. L. Baxter, of Cbaska, Col. L. L. Baxter, one of the most influ ential and hard-working members of the lower house of the late legislature, was in the city yesterday. The Globe regrets to learn he has sustained a severe afflic tion since the adjournment of the legis lative session in the death of his beloved wife. She was taken ill with puerperal fever the day after his return from St. Paul, and notwithstanding the services of Dr. Hand, of this city, were called to her assistance, she sank steadily, dying on Thursday last, leaving an infant child and boy of three years. Col. Baxter has the sympathy of* his mends, who are legion, in his great loss and severe afflic tion. See our Brocaded Satins on Monday. Fsteki.lt & Heixemaxk. THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, 1881. THE FIFTH ESTATE THAT IS TO SAT. THE RAILWAY COR PORATIONS AND MEN. Dame Rumor Proposes Mr. Robert Harris (or President of the Northern Pacific, With neadquarters at St. Paul— The St. Paul & Imlut li Road and the St. Paul & Manitoba Company— The Great Snow Barriers in the Southwest Countles-The Missouri Flood at Bismarck— Personals, Etc. The snow fall of last night fell quietly lure. If it exteuded to the prairie regions and was accompanied by a high wind, little as there Is of It, it is enough to add to the troubles of railroad operators. The Hastings A Dakota extension was yester day again open to Bird Island. The Northern Pacific had no trouble from the storm of Friday and Saturday. Mr. H. C. Davis, assistant passenger agent of the St. Paul & Manitoba company, arrived here yesterday from the East. Messrs. Winter and Hatch of the Omaha line went out the other day to look at the snow drifts on the St. Paul division beyond Man kito. They found a 6now carrying zephyr playing over the prairies and concluded that business required their immediate return to St. Paul. But yesterday Mr. Winter went out again, and he may get on the west side of a bier snow drift. The Blue Earth branch of the Omaha line will probably be reopened to-day. Dispatches from Bismarck yesterday to General M inagcr Sargent stated that the Mis snuri at that point was bank full but the ice still held solid. The very latest*rumor regarding the ex pected changes in control of Northern Pacific uffrtira in this region is that at the meeting of directors to be held Thursday ftext in New York, Mr. Robert Harris, now general mana ger of the New York, Like Erie & Western road, w:ll be elected president or vice presi» dent of the Northern Pacific company, and that thereupon Mr. Harris will at once re move (with his family) to St. Paul, and on the Ist of next month assume chief executive control of all affairs of the Northern Pacific company in the Northwest. If this or any of the similar rumors which hare lately been siarted should prove true, it will ap pear that the company has concluded to reverse the policy which has caused Gen eral Manager Sargent to tender his resignation and will hereafter trust its interest to a repre sentative onj the spot, without interference from New York. A gentleman who may be supposed to be well informed as to the relations of the St. Paul & Duluth railroad company with other railroad companies, has informed the Globe that the recent trip to Knife Falls and Duluth, of General Manager Hill, of the St. Paul & Manitoba company, was more for pleasure or rest than on business. He says that no sale of stock or transfer of interest has occurred, but adds that the St. Paul & Dulutli road is open to the St. Paul & Manitoba or any other company which may wish to obtain right of way over it, in such manner as the Miune apolis & St. Louis company has obtained its right of way.to Duluth. He says, also, that while he could imagine circumstances under which the St. Paul & Manitoba company might desire to use the St. Paul & Duluth track, yet whether those circumstances will arise must depend on the railway building of this season, and perhaps a year or two more. Th« memory of the oldest settler of south western Minnesota, and his experiences date back more than a 6core of years, cannot re call a season in that region of such deep snows and constant high winds as have been ex perienced there this winter. And railroad men certainly never before for so long a time found it impossible to clear a ioug line of track of snow. The experiences on the Hastings & Dakota beyond'Glencoe, on the Northwestern beyond New Ului and on the western part of the Southern Minnesota have been even harder than on the St. Paul & Sioux City road; but concerning the last more has been made public. The present situation on this linetn road through the prairie may be judged from there being two feet of fresh snow at St. James, which fell Friday and Saturday last. At Heron Lake station Sunday, before the locomotives could be brougnt from their stalls (where they were placed Thursday night) to the main track the switch track for four hundred feet had to be relieved of a twenty-feet drift of snow. Yesterday morn ing a snow train from Sioux City had reached Hospers, fifty miles this way from Sioux City, when at 10 A. M. a enow 6torm, which was first heard of at Omaha, reached Sioux City and commenced to move up the line, compelling a recall of the snow train. The Sioux City division, which has not been at any time wholly open since Jan. 27th, cannot be cleared before Saturday night next, with most favor able weather conditions. On the St. Paul division, which Ins only about twenty-four miles of track exposed to prairie snows and ■winds,t« enty miles had been cleared.JYesterday afternoon and this morning's train will prob ably run to St. James, the end of the division. That is, if the Omaha storm, or the snow »f which we had a little here last ni ght, has not interfered. THE COURTS. United States Circuit Court. [Before Judge Nelson.] A. H. Barney et al. vs. The Winona &Bt. Pete" railroad company; continued until April 12th on motiou of defendants. District Court. [Before Judge Brill.] COURT CASES. L. T. Lanton vs. E. C. Holden; action on attachment. Plaintiff allowed to amend answer. Set for hearing April 12. Probate Cturt. [Before Judge O'Gorman.] In the matter of the estate of Sarah Brill, deceased. T. R. Brill appointed administrator. Bond filed and approved, letters issued, ap praisers appointed and time set for hearing claims. In the matter of the estate of Albert Valek, deceased. Account allowed and estati assigned. Muniotpal Court . [Before Judge Burr.] CRIMINAL. Th» Citj vs. John Monroe; assault and bat tery. Committed for thirty days. The City vs. A. Hanson and Henry Morris; drunkenness. Committed for five days each. The city vs. James Ryan; same. Committed for ten days. The City vf. H. Wurst and Charles West; same. Fines of $5 each paid and discharged. Editor Inter Ocean, Chicago, 111. Feeling that the information conveyed will be of material benefit to many of yoxir readers, I send you the following: One of our oldert citizens, Captain C. W. Boyuton, the goyern tnent light house keeper at this point, is probably one of the oldest seamen in America, having sailed twenty-six years on onr lak.«, and twenty years on salt water. After this forty-six years service his eyesight failed him, ■md for a Ion? time he kept the light at Chica go, until the government buiit the Gross Point light here, when he wjts trensferred. Whilp seated in my store this morning the captain volunteered the following written state ment: "This is to certify that I have been afflicted with rheumatism for twenty (20) years, both in my sides and limbs. I am happy to say, that after using less than two bottles of the St. Jacobs Oil, lam entirely free from pain, thongh stitl limping somewhat when walking, from long force of habit." C. W. Boyxton. Referring to the foregoiug facts, I might allude to numerous similar cases that have come to my notice, "but a word to the wise is sufficient." JohnGoebel, Pharmacist, Evanston, 111 A New York dispatch of last evening says: Dry goods: Jobbing trade fairly active, but business continues light with package houses. Cotton goods quiet, but best makes steadily held by agents. Prints in moderate demand. Ginghams moving steadily and prices firm. Dress goods sluggish; heavy. Cassimeres more taught for by clothiers. KEENE AS HAMLET. An Uneven, yet Interesting Rendering— "Richelieu" To-Night. The public has been led to expect much of Kecne in Hamlet, and the audience of last evening testified to the curiosity of the St. Paul theater-goers, if to nothing else. The tragedy is, perhaps, more familiar to theater goers than any other of Shakspeare's creations, und its rendition has been attempted by every actor who has essayed tragic roles, but by few with success. Keene's Hamlet can be classed neither as a success nor as a failure. Hitherto people have regarded the character as in tended to depict a phase of insanity manifesting itself in confirmed melan choly. Keene depicts the young prince in a perpetual fage, only occasionally relieved by spasms of bitter satire, and with none of that "antic disposition" which he promises to assume. He displays all the cunning that inheres in the role, and in action carries out to the full the horror that his mother's and his uncle's crime inspired in his breast. In the first parts of the play he is not strong, either as an elocutionist or an actor, slurring some of his lines and running others together by too hurried articulation. The soliloquy, "To be or not to be," was not artistic. It was more of a declamation than a solitary meditafiou, and much of the meaning with which the words are pregnant was obscured in consequence. His passages with Polonius and Ophelia were also lacking in that subtle element that gives to the railery of the sentences their barb and sting. In view of these extremely ordinary readings, the audi ence was not prepared for the bursts of brilliant acting that succeeded. The play scene was a masterly 6troke of genius, and the chamber interview with the queen mother electrical. It was a passage full of fire, thrilling in its intensity, terrible in the force of invective hurled upon the devoted head of the hapless, sinning woman. It has never been surpassed by any living actor, and was a proof that the artist is capable of achieving the highest rank among the exponents of tragedy. The graveyard scene was also a strong, well acted passage. The delineation of the character, while not satisfying as a whole, was well worth the witnessing. If it was less uneven some of the imperfections might be overlooked. The fact that Mr. Keene displays so much brilliancy in some passages, while in others he barely rises above medi ocrity, leads to the suspicion that he is not as thorough a student as a master of tragedy should be, though it is at the same time a convincing proof that his capabilities have not been overestimated. With the exception of the Ophelia of Miss Vaders, and the gravedigger of Mr. Everham — the latter a mere incident of the play — the support was simply execrable. The droning monotone of the ghost was exasperating in the highest degree, and the mouthings of the rest of the cast almost insufferable. The greatest actor who ever lived could not give a satisfactory performance with 6uch support, and Mr. Keene will find to his cost thai he cannot do so. To-night Mr. Keene will appear as "Riche lieu," at the matinee to-morrow "Hamlet" will be repeated, and to-morrow evening the engagement will close with "The Fool's Er rand." On Thursday evening the company will give a performance of "Richard III." at Eau Claire en route for the East. THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. It Meets at its New Rooms- Plans forits Fu t ore Quarters Discussed, The Minnesota Historical society held a regular meeting last night, at its temporary rooms in the Market house. There was a full attendance. The secretary read sundry letters from per sons in the East, •ympathizing with the so ciety in their loss, which the writers -were led to infer,bv the telegrams in the Associated Press news, was almost total. The secretary was ordered to prepare and send out a circular correcting these impressions, and informing Eastern friends that it is continuing its work, unimpaired. Theo. G. Carter, of St. Peter, was elected an active member. The following resolutious were unanimously adopted: Resolved, That the Minnesota Historical society hereby returns its most grateful thanks to its nnmercus friends who so nobly aided in preserving its library and museum from loss •n the evening of March 1, and our acknowl edgment of the fact that, but for their gener ous and energetic efforts, on that occasion, our valuable colltction would have been lost. Resolved, that our thanks are due, and are hereby, gratefully tendered to Rev. W. C. Gan nett, and to other members of Unity church for the kiudly and welcome offer of their church building as a place of deposit for the property carried out from our rooms, and much of which, but for this convenient and acceptable place of refuge would have suffered great loss. Resolved, that our thanks are also due tc Col. A. Allen, managing director of the St. Paul Market flionse, for his efforts to have onr present quarters made comfortable and pr operiy prepared for our use. Some debate occurred on the question as to what permanent quarters the society should seek to secure. A proposal was made that an effort be put forth to build afire-proof building for the society's own use. This was generally considered to be impracticable just now, and the best thing that could be done would be to reoccupy the old quarters in the capitol, but make them fire-proof. The mat ter was referred to the committee on building. Removing the Debris of the Old Capitol Building:. Gov. Pillsbury yesterday, after thor oughly considering the condition of the walls, etc., of the burned capitol building, and the unsatisfactory character of most of the bids for removing the debris, de cided that the interests of the State would be best subserved by declaring all bids off; which was done. He then secured the services of Martin Nelson, the old street inspector, and for several years with the -water works company as superintendent, and directed him to employ as large a force of men and teams as could be worked judicious ly, to remove the debris, and tear down and remove such portion of the walls as cannot be utilized in rebuilding. Mr. Nelson not only has experience, but is energetic and thorough, and will not allow the work to tarry on his hands. And besides, by this plan Got. Pillsbury can himself see that the work is quickly and well done, while under a letting he would be unable to interfere, City Appointments Yesterday. Pursuant to the acts passed at the late ses sion of the legislature increasing the St. Paul board of public works to six members and pro viding for the maintenance of * workhouse by the city of St. Paul, Mayor Dawson yester day made the following appointments: For Members of the Board of Public Works — John C. Qninby of the First ward, John F. Hoyt of the Second ward, John C. Terry of the Fifth ward, and John Peters of the Sixth ward. Messrs. M. Koch, of the Third ward, and John Farrington, of the Fourth ward, hold over from the present board. Hon. Geo. L. Becker declined a reappointment. For Workhouse Directors— Gen. R. W. Johnson, five years: Mark Coslello, four years; fcavid Day, three years; Gen. J. W. Bishop, two years; and Louis Engles, one year. City Engineer L. W. Kundlett yesterday assigned for the force under his superintend ence as follows: Superintendent of Office and Assistant — W. A. Somers. Engineer of Street Grades and Sidewalks— H. H. Fuller. Sewer Inspector — Albert Starkey. Street Commissioners — Upper district, Michael Lux; lower district, Cornelius C. Casey. Dr. Green's Oxygenated Hlffers Are a cheap and simple remedy for Dyspepsia and Bilionsness in all their worst forms. It is a well known preparation, and has been known and endorsed by physicians for many years, and has been used by thousands of sufferers in all parts ofthe world as a standard and reliable remedy. Baker's Pain Panacea cures pain in Man and Beast. . For use externally and internally. , -"; • Durno's Catarrhjfnuffmaa Catarrh and all affections of the njilgius^Pgjfbfjrn^' NOW ITS SETTLED. Gen. Edgerton Scoops in the Senatorship and Starts for Washincton. The Senatorial agody is over, and Gor don E. Cole, Mark Dunnell and Gen. Baker can now turn their attention to their every-day affairs. At 10:30 yester day forenoon Gov. Pillsbury handed Gen. A. J. Edgerton his commission as United States Senator, to fill the unexpired term of Secretary Windom. As the general received the document for the possession of which there had been such a warm, and not altogether honorable contest in some particulars, by at least one of the trio named above, his hand trembled, his face flushed, and a glad light crept into his eyes, showing that he deeply felt and appreciated the honor the governor had done him in the appointment. After receiving his commission Gen. Edgerton remained at the captol only long enough to say good-byo to the governor and other State officials, when he took his leave to prepare for his depar ture for Washington. Soon after a Globe reporter met the general, who said he should leave for Washington by the noon train on the C, M. & St. P. road to Chicago, thence by the Pittsburgh & Fort Wayne and Penn sylvania Central to the capital, going direct through without a stop, which, if not delayed, would bring him to his desti nation Wednesday night. Before his de parture he was warmly congratulated by a large number of our leading citizens, both Democrats and Republicans, upon his success in getting the prize so earnestly sought by so many o thers. ALL IN SHAPE. The New Judges of the Supreme Court Ap- pear and Are Sworn In. By the 1:30 p. ir. train from Winona, yesterday, Judge Wm. Mitchell, one of the recently appointed associate justices of the supreme court, reached this city. After refreshing the inner man with a comfortable dinner, Judge Mitchell, ac companied by Hon. Greenleaf Clark, the other new appointee in the supreme bench, proceeded to pay their respects to Chief Justice Gilfillan, at the supreme court room, where the three gentlemen were closeted for some two hours, at the conclusion of which the new appointees qualified by subscribing to the oath of office, which was duly filed on record with the secre tary of state, and they are now full-fledged associate justices of the supreme court of the State. By virtue of this, they have become qualified to sit with the other judges of the court, if otherwise eligible, as a board of arbitration to pass upon the constitutionality of the legislative act re quiring all propositions for settlement of the old railroad bond debt to be submit ted to a vocie of the people. This sitting of the court to arbitrate the ques tion will commence the 22d inst., and is the first important matter to be taken up by the court as reorganized and enlarged. Next comes the April term of court, which convenes Tuesday, the sth prosim. Winona Electric Light Company. Articles of incorporation of the Winona Electric Light company were filed with the secretary of state yesterday. As set forth in the articles, "the general nature of the business shall be to erect and op erate machinery, lay tubes, wires, con ductors and insulators for the purpose of manufacturing, generating, conducting, using and selling electricity for the pro duction of light, power and heat." The corporation went into operation March 7, with headquarters at Winona, and a capi tal stock of $50,000, and a limitation of indebtedness to $12,000. The incor porators are H. Choate, H. R. McCul lough, E. S. Youmans, M. G. Nelson, C. H. Berry, John Ludwig and Thomas Simpson'-who constitute the first board of directors, with the following officers: President, H. Choate; vice president, E. S. Youmans; treasurer, H. R. McCul lough; secretary, Thomas Simpson. Assistant District Attorney of the Twelfth District. Gov. Pillsbury yesterday afternoon made the last of the appointment* to offices created by the recent legislature. This appointment was that of assistant district attorney for the Twelfth judicial district. The appointee is John W. Arc tander, of Willmar, Kandiyohi, who upon receiving the appointment sub scribed to the oath of office and filed his official bond, so that he is now duly qualified to enter upon the performance of the duties of his office. The Twelfth district is composed of the counties of Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac gui Parle, Meeker, Stevens, Swift, Wilkin and Yel low Medicine. STILLWATER. We noticed Gen. Sam Harriman in town yes terday. W. F. Spaulding, of Boston, is registered at the Sawyer house. St. Patrick's day will be celebrated by our Catholic friends in an appropriate manner. Judge Smith has recovered from his late ill nsss, and is able to be on the bench to-day. McKusick, Anderson & Co. are repairing up their mill to have it in readiness for the early spring trade. Visitors are not allowed in Grand Opera hall at present. The hall will be closed until after it is finished. Sam Bloomer was handsomely caned last Saturday night by Capt. W. H. H. Taylor. Sam thinks that it ig good enough for him. The trains on the St. Paul <fc Duluth rail road will leave in the morning at the usual time. In the afternoon the train will leave at 4 o'clock and return at 6:30. The fine weather begins to make our streets look lively again. Quite a number of the boys have come down from the woods to take a lit tle rest and be ready for the driving season. City Attorney Gregory is compiling and arranging the new city ordinance. It is a draft of his own and he feels that it will be a decided improvement on the old one and one that will me^t the wants of the city. Next Thursday evening the ladies of the Universalist society will give a calico party at the residence of Mrs. Harvey Wilson. Supper will be served from 6 to 8 o'clock, auddaueiug from Bto 3 o'clock. All are invited to attend. D. M. Sabin has been confined to the house for a few days. Having overworked himself this winter, he has now been obliged to accede to the demands of nature, which require rest and recuperation. He will be about in a few days. Mr. E. S. Brown came down from the pine ries, where he has been spending a few weeks looking over the business of the firm. They have cut 11,000,000 feet thus far and will re quire some 9,000,000 feet more to keep their mills cutting through the summer. City election occurs in three weeks, and the inquiry seems to l>e, "Who shall we have for mayor?" Several parties have been mentioned, and amongst the number the name of E. W. Durant. We are in hopes that Mr. Durant will allow his name to be used, as lie has served in that capacity and gave entire satis faction, and is decidedly the choice for mayor at the coming election. Mr. L. W. Eldred, the superintendent of the grand opera hall, thinks'to have it ready for ao opening by the first of May, at which time a first-class combination is engaged to play here for several days. Mr. Eldred is sparing no pains to make the hall neat, convenient and tasty. He is now preparing some panel work, which when finished to his design, will be decidedly grand. Mr. Eldred thoroughly understands his business, and will leave noth ing undone that will add to the beauty of the hall. Dr. Koger's Vegetable Worm Syrup instant ly destroy* worms and removes the secretions which cause them. LOCAL LEGISLATION. [PUBLISHED BY AUTHOBITY.] AN ACT to amend "An Act to allow the common council of the city of Saint Paul to lay out a levee and street," approved March Bth, 1879. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota: Section 1. That section one (1) of an act en titled "An Act to allow the com mon council of the city of Saint Paul to lay out a levee and street," approved March eighth (Sth), one thousand, eight hundred and seventy-nine (1879), be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 1. The municipal corporation of the city of Saint Paul is hereby au thorized "to appropriate and condemn whatever land and real estate that it may deem necessary for the opening, extend ing and widening a street or levee along the Mississippi river throughout its entire length within the Sixth ward of said city of Saint Paul, and to levy assesssment therefor upon the property fronting upon such improvement, or upon the property to be benefited by such improvement without regard to the cash valuation as now provided by law for ->ther local im provements in the city of Saint Paul; Provided, however, That whenever the Board of public works shall be required by an order of the common council to report upon the necessity and propriety of such improvement, if, in the opinion of the board of public works, property oannot be fonnd bene fited to the extent of the damages, costs and expenses necessary to be incurred thereby, they shall so report, and to what amount of the costs, property cannot be found benefited to pay for such improve ments, and if the amount does not ex ceed twenty thousand dollars for the en tire improvement, tiie common council may, by a three-fourths vote of all the members elect, order a part of the damages^ costs and expenses in curred in the opening, ex tending and widening said levee or street as aforesaid, to be paid out of the local improvement fund of the city of Saint Paul, but to an amount not to exceed twenty thousand dollars for the whole improvement as aforesaid; Pro vided, If for any cause the common coun cil shall order the opening, extending or widening of a part only of the levee, street or river front along said Mississippi river within the limits of the Sixth ward, in that case a pro rata part, according to distance, only of the sum authorized by this act in addition to the amount to be assessed, shall be used or appropriated by said common council for said improve ment; Provided furtlier, That it isjhereby made the duty of the common council of said city, either at the next succeeding tax levy after such improvement has been ordered, to levy a tax for a sum which shall be sufficient to reimburse the local improvement fund of said city for the advance made as aforesaid, or to issue the bonds of said city to an amount equivalent to the sum advanced out of said local im provement fund in aid of said improve ment to repay said advance. Said bonds shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed five per cent, per annum, and shall be payable at such times as the common council may order. Provided further, That said bonds shall never be sold less than par. Sec. 2. That after the street or levee re ferred to in the foregoing section shall have been opened, extended and widened as therein provided, and the grade thereof established, the common council, by a three-fourths vote of all the members elect, is hereby authorized and empow ered to issue the bonds of the city of St. Paul to the amount of five thousand dol lars, to aid in the grading and improving said street or levee between Ethel street, in Guerin's addition to West St. Paul, and the west line of F. Ames' addition to West St. Paul, and the board of public works, in making Jhe assessment for said grading aforesaid shall only make said assessment for the expenses and cost of the same in excess of five thousand dollars. That said bonds shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed five per cent, per annum, and shall be paj r able at such times as the com mon council may order, and when sold the proceeds thereof shall be paid into the city treasury to the credit of the said improvement fund; Provided, hotcewr, If any part of the twenty thousand dollars appropriated by the first section of this act be expended in the opening, extend ing and widening the said levee or street as therein provided, the said unexpended Bum shall be added to the fund appropri ated by this section, and used in the grad ing as aforesaid. Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 7th, A. D. 1881. STATE OF MINNESOTA, j Department of State. ( I hereby certify that I have carefully compared" the foregoing with the original on file in this department, and that it is a true and correct copy thereof, and of the whole of the same. Witness my hand and the great seal of great seal ) the Slate this 9th day of the state, j of March, A. D. 1881. Fred, yon Baumbacit, Secretary of State. AN ACT to further amend an act entitled an act to reduce the law relative to public schools in the city of St. Paul into one act, and to amend the same. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota: Section 1. For the purpose of purchas ing land for, and the erection of addi tional school buildings, but for no other purpose, the said board of education is empowered to borrow money, not to ex ceed in amount sixty-seven thousand (67,000) dollars, and to secure the same by its certificates of indebtedness drawing interest not to exceed six (6) percent, per annum. To pay such indebtedness a special tax of one (1) mill on the dollar shall be levied by the common council of the city of St. Paul for each year, for three (3) successive years, commencing with the present year, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one (1881). Any member of the school board who shall, by vote or other act, consent to the use or application of the money so bor rowed or any portion thereof to any pur pose other than that above noticed", shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred (500) dollars, and by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months. Provided, That no part of the money so borrowed shall be used in the erection of a high school building, nor shall any building erected by said money, or any part thereof, be used or occupied by the high school of said city. Sec. 2. That section ten (10) of said act be amended by inserting after the words, "shall be subject to the order of the said board of education," and im mediately before the first proviso in said section the words following, viz.: And such levy of the full amount of any such statement so presented and claimed by said board is hereby made mendatory upon said common council, nor shall the said bonds, or any part of the proceeds thereof, be used or expended in maintaining any such high school in any manner or under any pretense whatever, and that any member or officer of said board of education who shall consent to the division of said funds in any portion thereof contrary to the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not cx i ceeding one thousand (1,000) dollars, ci imprisoned in ihe county jail, of said Ramsey county, for a period of not more than sixty days, at the discretion of the court. Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved February 18th, A. D. 1881. STATE OF MINNESOTA, ) Department of State, j I hereby certify that I have carefully compared, the foregoing with the original on file in this department, and that it is a true and correct copy thereof, and of the whole of the same. Witness my hand and the great seal of gkeat seal ) the State, this 18th day of the estate. ) of February, A. D. 1881. Fked. voif Batjmbach, Secretary of State. AN ACT to amend section eleven (11) of chapter eighty-six (86) of the Special Laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six (1876), relating to the city of St. Paul, approved March first (Ist), one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six (1876), relating to judges of the municipal court of said city. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota: Section 1. That section eleven (11) of the act entitled "an act to amend certain sections of the act entitled an act to re duce the law incorporating the city of Saint Paul, in the county of Ramsey, and State of Minnesota, and the several acta amendatory thereof, and certain other acts relating to said city, into one act, and to amend the same, approved March fifth (sth), oae thousand eight hundred and ieventy-four (1874), and to amend an act relating to said city, approved March fourth (4th), one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four (1874), approved March iirst (Ist), one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six (1876), be and the same is amended so as to read and be as follows, to-wit: Section eleven (11). That the judges of the municipal court and the two special judges created by the act of March eighth (Bth), one thousand eight hundred and seventy- five (1875), shall hold their offices for the terms for which they .ire respectively elected, and until their successors are elected and qualified. That on tha first Tuesday in May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five (1885), a successor shall be elected to the municipal judge elected at the annual election in one thousand eight hundred and eighty (1880), and that the election of said judge at the annual election held in November, one thousand eight hundred and eighty (1880), be and the same is legalized and in all respects validiated; and that the successors to the present special judges of said court shall be elected at the general city election on the first Tuesday in May, one "thousand eight hundred and eighty-three (1883). That the term of office of said judge and special judges shall be four (4) years, and until successors are elected and qualified; Provided, that any vacancy in the office of either of said judges by death, removal, resignation or otherwise, may be filled as now provided by law, and that all elec tions for judges of said court hereafter to be held shall be at the annual Bpring election for officers of said city. Sec. 27. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved this 12th day of February, A. D., 1881. STATE OF MINNESOTA, ) Department of State. ] I hereby certify that I have carefully compared the foregoing with the original on file in this department, and that it is a true and correct copy thereof, and of the whole of the same. Witness my hand and the great seal of giieat seal ( the State,this 15th day of OF the state \ February, A. D. 1881. Fred, vox Bauilbach, Secretary of State. AN ACT to authorize the city of Saint Paul to purchase certain lots for public purposes. Whereas, It is represented that a very large number of the citizens of Saint Paul deem k very desirable that the property lying on the south side of Third street, between the Capital mills and Market street, in the third ward of said city, should be secured to the citj r as a public park. And Whereas: The chamber of com merce of said city, after examination into the merits of said proposed purchase, have recommended that the delegation in the legislature from the city of Saint Paul secure the passage of such legislation as will authorize the purchase of said lots as hereinafter described by the city of St. Paul: Therefore, Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota: Section 1. The common council of the city of Saint Paul is hereby authorized by a three-fourth vote of all members elected to issue the bonds of the city of Saint Paul to an amount not to exceed thirty six thousand (36,000) dollars for the purpose of purchasing lots num bered three (3), four (4), five (5), six (6), seven (7) and eight (8,) in block number twenty (20), Rice and Irf vine's addition to the city of Saint Paul for a public park or look-out. Said bonds shall draw interest at a rate not to exceed five (5) per cent, per annum, and shall be payable at such time and place as the common council may order and deter mine, and which shall not be sold for less than par. Provided, however, That none of said bonds shall be issued until all the foregoing property has been contracted for at a price not to exceed thirty-six thousand dollars, or if the contract price shall exceed said sum of thirty-six thousand dollars, then that excess shall have been made up, collected and paid into the city treasury as a bonus to aid in the purchase of said property, to make up any deficiency over and above said thirty-six thousand dollars. Provided: That before any of the bonds authorized by this act are issued, the proposition to issue the same shall be submitted to a vote of the electors of the city of Saint Paul, at the next general city election in. May, 1881. The ballot to be "issued there at shall have printed or written thereon or partly written or printed the words: "For the issue of park bonds," or the words, "Against the issue of park bonds;" said votes shall be canvassed in the same . manner as votes for city officers are canvassed, and the result thereof announced, and if upon such of . ficial canvass it be found that a majority of the votes fast upon that subject are in favnr of the issue of said bonds, then the issue of said bonds shall be lawful, and said bonds so issued shall be lawful for all intent and purposes. Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March Sth, A. D. 1881. STATE OF MINNESOTA, ) Department of State. \ I hereby certify that I havo carefully compared the foregoing with the original on file in this department, and that it is a true and correct copy thereof, and of the whole of the same. 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