Newspaper Page Text
Jteßp O (Babe.
Official Paper of the City &c County
PrUted and Published Every Day la the Tear
IT- PAWL OLOBB FEINTING COMPANY,
Hai7 WABABHAW BTBEKT, ST.. PAUI..
tanas of Subscription tor th» Dally Glob*.
By carrier (7 paper* p«r woek) 70 oent " per
By Kail (without Bun<!*y edition), t papers per
M L 60 oenti par month . 7 papers per week,
»ym«ll (with Sundsy edition), 7 papsrs per week,
ft eanta per n onth. _________«
THE WEEKLY GLOBE
The Wexsxt Globb Is a mammoth sheet, exactly
iambi* th« «He of the Dally. It Is Just the paper for
tie ftntlde. containing In addition to all the current
IW^holci miscellany, agricultural matter, mar
ietreporta, .to. It Is furnished to single subscri
•treportt, eto. It is furnished to ilngle Bubßcrl-
C Irs rill, with IS cents added for pre-payment of
••aUfe. Bnbacrlberi should remit $1.15.
ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 1881.
A Mr. Boyd, of New York, resigns a
$5,000 office to accept an appointment
from Mayor Grace worth $4,000 per an
num. The Star's curiosity te prove pre
cisely how Mr. Boyd is to be compensated
for the loss he sustains by the change, is
President Arthur has signalized his
advent to the Presidency by a message
which is only startling in its length. It
treats of substantially everything and
very few will ever read it entire. Much
of the message is made up of the usual
routine, beginning with a resume of the
Secretary of State's report of our foreign
relations and continuing down through
the minor departments. This routine
matter is of little value and gives a mes
sage the air of a "fill up" document.
The President has apparently sought
to polish up his work, but any polish he
might put on has been demolished by the
telegraph in transmission. Hence we can
scarcely claim to have the message in all
its pristine glory.
Mr. Arthur's elaborate pica for civil
service reform will be received with a
smile. He has had some experience of
his own which doubtless fits him to speak
by the card. His expulsion from
the New York custom house for cause, is
a little episode which naturally makes
him sigh for "reform."
There arc many good suggestions in the
message which doubtless will bear fruit
in legislation, and though we doubt the
sincerity of the President in many matters
he has some sound ideas. His recom
mendations for the reduction of taxa
tion instead of paying oil the enormous
national debt in a few years should re
ceive practical endorsement by congress.
There is sufficient matter in the volumi
nous document for Gongress to work
upon all winter.
THE STANDARD LTE PUXCIVRED.
In spite of the persistent efforts of Re
publican newspapers to misrepresent the
political condition of the Southern States,
capital is constantly going there from the
North to develop its resources and put
life into manufacturing and industrial
enterprises, which, judging from the large
annual dividends declared by enterprises
of this character already established, give
promise of a bright future for the South,
and satisfactory returns to those who are
investing their capital there. In the face
of constantly recurring events going to es
tablish the absurdity, if not malignant
character, of the rumors of the brutal
treatment the working population are con
stantly receiving at the hands of the rul
ing class, the following, clipped
from the New Orleans Democrat of the
2d inst. is not only significant as indica
tive of the under-currents at work in
shaping the future of that section of the
country. As a denial of the charge that
the negro population is abused and de
prived of the advantages of a govern
ment they are taxed to support, it is an
eloquent and conclusive answer:
Wanted teachers. The school board of Ten
sas parish desires the services of fifteen teach
ers to teach in the public schools (oolored.)
Examination of applicants to be held in St.
Joseph, La., Monday, Dec. 12, 1881. Session
of six months, commencing January 2, 18& U.
T. C. Sachse, president; R. 11. Snyder, secre
In what state of the North do
we find better evidence of the public
interest in the future of this race?
Taking the leading cities of the North
under Democratic and Rpubli
can control, we find St. Paul, Omaha,
Philadelphia, with Democratic mayors,
employing negroes on the police force.
What cities of the North under Republi
can rule do this? In the South this is the
rule, and to note particular instances
would be to make invidious distinctions.
SCHOOL EDUCATION AT THE SOUTH.
Rev. Dr. Mayo has recently traveled
extensively in the South in the interest
of public school education, and on his re
turn to Boston delivered a lecture, in
which he presented in an interesting man
ner, his view 3, observations and recom
mendations. He showed the reason why
the common school system of the North
did not obtain at the South, and dwelt
with great earnestness on the efforts now
being made all over the South to brinp;
the means of education within the reach
of all, so that the rising generation
may have the advantage of instruction
in at least all the elementary branches.
He strongly opposed the establishing
of a national system of school education,
under the control of the general govern
ment. He regarded such a plan as not
in accordance "with the genius of our
government. His plan would be, in
stead, to have money furnished in aid
of assisting schools and colleges at the
South. He deprecated the plan of sending
an army of Northern teachers to the South,
but sensibly advocated the training of
teachers of both sexes on the ground, as
rapidly as possible to fill the demand.
Such views as Dr. Mayo presented, from
careful, intelligent personal observation,
ought to impress all thoughtful minds.
The South should no longer be regarded
as missionary ground. The self-respect
of the people should not be trenched upon.
Help her to avail herself of her own capa
bility, her own powers and of "her
own material for producing adequate
teachers to educate her own popula
tion. The people are well disposed to the
regulation of education, and are anxious
to learn; and all they need is the proper
opportunity to avail themselves of the
advantages of public school instruction.
The constant tendency to look to the
national government in almost all case 9
for the promotion of the internal inter
ests of the Southern states should be dis.
countenanced. There is, confessedly a
vast amount of ignorance among the
Freedmen, and the poorer
class of the white population, but the
problem of self- elevation can best be
wrought out by leaving the work to the
people themselves, with such incidental
aids as can be readily and properly sup
But the formation of a National sys
tem of education for the South, par
excellence, a National educational
i syndicate, under the control of
the general government, is not
for a moment to be tolerated.
This idea is only another evidence of
the tendency to centralization, and the
putting of all power in the hands of the
government, leaving to the people only a
specious show of right, while the reality,
the substance is taken away. Let it bo
remembered that power is always steal
ing away from the many to the few; and
in°a Republican government like ours,
this tendency must be sedulously watched
and gaurded against at all points.
THE GUITEAU TBIAL.
Chas. B. FarwelJ, of Chicago, and Geo. C.
Gorham on the Stand Yesterday— The
Aasa§Bln Goes Through the Usual Circus
Washington, Dec. 6.— Upon the opening
of court this morning Guiteau announced
that he had prepared an order for the attend
ance of the witnesses he suggested Saturday
and would desire the court to sign it at once.
The order was handed to Judge Cox. Scoville
called Geo. Gorham, editor of the Rcpvblican,
but he did not respond.
Chas. B. Farwell, member of congress from
Chicago, was called to the stand. He was
questioned about the state of feeling between
the factions of the Republican party just
previous to the shooting of President
Garfield. Judge Porter objected to taking up
the time of the court by this kind of evidence.
The witness was questioned as to his ac
quaintance with the prisoner. The prisoner call
upon him (witness) at his office in Chicago.and*
showing some newspaper slips said lie was
about to purchase the Inter Ocean, and told
witness if he would loan him §200,000 he
would make him president of the United
Guiteau (emphatically)— " That is false. I
never made any such proposition. I asked
him to invest some money in the enterprise,
but he said he had alread $10,000 in the Inter
Ocean, and would not put in any more."
The witness apam saw prisoner in this city in
March last. The prisoner had a recommen
mendation for the Paris consulship, and want
ed the witness to sign it. Witness never
thought the prisoner a sane man. Upon cross
examination witness was asked if, in the con
versations mentioned, he had any opportunity
to form an opinion whether the prisoner was
able to distinguish between right aad wrong.
Scoville objected to the question, and argued
at great length in support of his objection.
Guiteau continually broke in and insisted
that the questi n had no bearing on the case;
that his rmnd all through was a blank on the
question of right and wrong; that he was im
pelled by an inspiration which he could not
resist. Judee Cox ruled that the question
could be entertained, and it was again put.
Witness thought there were grades of insan
ity, and did not think the prisoner so insane
bnt that he could distinguish between right
and wrong. Scoville desired to note his ex
Guiteau (excitedly)— "l want this under
stood right here. I will put a stop to all this
irrelevant business. I acted from inspiration.'
Judge Cox— "Well, that will do."
Prisoner — "You have said that many times,
and you must not interrupt the court again."
Gorham took the stand and a discussion en
sued between counsel upon the form of the
question, in which Guiteau insisted upon tak
ing part. Turning to Scoville lie said: "You
are getting a little cracked yourself on this
subject. I wont have your line of defense. It
is altogether to narrow."
BEGGING OF MBS. GARFIELD.
The Curious Letters Which She Has Re-
ceived from all Sorts of People.
A letter from Cleveland says that since
the death of her husband Mrs. Garfield
has received nearly 1,200 letters, from
strangers in all parts of the country, beg
ging for some part of the fund which
was subscribed throughout the United
States for her benefit. Most of these
letters have been delivered directly to
Mrs. Garfield, and many of them have
been sent to her cousin, Mrs. Mason, with
whom she stayed during the funeral
week, and next door to whom she
is now living for the winter. Mother
Garfield has also had a great many simi
lar letters, and in one instance,- at least
Miss Mollie was appealed to by a corre
spondent who desired to become her step
father. Mrs. Garfield has read all of these
letters and then burned them.
Soon after Mrs. Garfield came here
from Mentor to reside she received a let
ter from a woman asking for several
thousand dollars to pay off her husband's
debts. She inclosed a photograph of her
insolvent husband, and asked further
that Mrs. Garfield solicit Presidont
Arthur to give him a clerk
ship of some sort under the govern
ment. * Mrs. Garfield destroyed both the
letter and picture. Six weeks later this
same woman wrote to say that she and
her husband had enjoyed a vacation jour
ney of nearly five thousand miles, the
delights of which had been impaired only
by the ever present recollection of her
husband's debts and Mrs. Garfield's be
reavement. While by this time the pub
lic had for the mbst part forgotten
Mrs. Garfield's sorrow, this disinterested
but interesting correspondent begged to
assure her that she still bore it in mind,
and shared with the nation's widow the
grief of the nation's bereavement. She
also enclosed a postage stamp for the re
turn of her former letter and her husband's
picture, in case Mrs. Garfield was not dis
posed to grant her requests.
Several letters were received from
church societies asking for help with
their debts. One woman wrote for
money to buy a mourning dress for her
self, and a tombstone for her son, lately
dead. Another, whohad lost her hus
band in the war, had married another
husband, who was a worthless and unde
sirable companion. She wanted money
to enable her to leave him. A young
girl wrote for money for her wedding
The new Congregational church in
Sleepy Eye is nearly finished.
An unlicensed saloon keeper in Orton
ville was fined $30 the other day.
A number of deer have recently ap
peared along the Minnesota river in the
vicinity of Sleepy Eye.
The Ortonville Star says: The cooler
is well filled, there being three in there,
one for horse stealing, a second for re
fusing to pay his fine and the third for
carrying away a house belonging to M.
James O'Connor, of New Auburn,
Sibley county, while driving a steam
threshing engine, was thrown from the
seat headforemost to the frozen ground,
and received a deep gash some five inches
long on the side of his head. He is im
proving under medical treatment.
Glencoe Enterprise, Nov. 30. For a
time the sudden death of A. H. Jennison
cast a gloom over the neighborhood in
which he resided, as his death was sap
posed at first to have been an indirect
cause from a slight blow received on the
head by John Smith, a neighbor, who, it
seems, had some difficulty with Mr. Jen
nison on election day about some cattle.
The blow was slight, not even bruising
the scalp, but to satisfy Mr. Smith and
the public the family consented to a post
mortem, which was ordered on Wednes
day, the doctors revealing nothing what
ever, and gave the verdict as an unknown
cause. He leaves a wife and six children
to mourn the loss of a kind father and
loving husband. He was buried on Thurs
day near Sumter.
A Disastrous Week In Trade.
Reports received by BradstreeVs state that
168 failure's were reported throughout the
United Siates and Canada during the past
week, the largest number for any one week
this year, and an increase over the preceding
week of forty-five. The increase was in
New England and Southern and Western
states. The principal causes of the failures
were overtrading and speculation, and, in the
South, poor collections, because of the small
crops in some sections. In the Middle States
were 31 failures, an increase of 2; in New Eng
land 36, an increase of 13; in the Southern
States 42, an increase of 19; in the Western
States 37, an increase of 11: in California and
the territories 12, a decrease of 2; in Canada
and in the provinces 10, an increase of 2.
Gas Fixtures,Tortables, Shades at KenneyA
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBK, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7 1881.
Continued from First Page .
BE HAS SAID IT.
of the employes of the government are, in my
judgment, deserving of high commendation.
OUR MERCHANT MARINE.
The decline of the merchant marine of tho
United States is to be greatly deplored. In
view of the fact that we furnish so large a pro
portion of the freights of the commercial
world and that our shipments are steadily and
rapidly Increasing it is a cause of surprise, that
not only is our navigation interest diminish
ing, but it is less than when our exports and
imports were not half so large as now either
in bulk or value. Thtre must be some pe
culiar hindrance to the development of this
interest, or the enterprise and energy of
American mechanics and capitalists would
have kept this country at least abreast of our
rivals in the friendly contest for ocean su
premacy. The substitution of iron for wood,
and of steam for sail, have wrought great
revolutions in the carrying trade of the world,
but these changes could not have been
adverse to America if we had given to our
navigation interests a portion of the aid in
protection which have been so wisely bestowed
upon our manufacturers. I commend the
whole subject to the wisdom of congress with
the suggestion that no question of greater
magnitude or farther reaching importance can
engage their t attention.
TAX ON IMMIGRANTS.
In 1875 the supreme court of the United
States declared unconstitutional the statutes
of certain states, which imposed on ship
Owners or consignees a tax of one dollar and
fifty cents for each passenger arriving from
a foreign country, or in lien thereof
required a bond to idemeify
the state and local authorities against the ex
pense for future relief or support, qf|such pas
senger. Since this decision the expense at
tending the care and supervision of emigrants
has fallen on the states at whose ports they
have landed. As a large majority of such im
migrants, immediately on arrival, proceed to
the inland states and the territories to seek
permanent homes, it is manifestly unjust
to impose on the state whose shores they first
reach, the burden which it now bears. For
this reason and because of the national im
portance of the subject, I recommend legisla
tion regarding the arrival of immigrants.
I regret to state that the people of Alaska
have reason to complain that they are as yet
unprovided with any form of government by
which life or property can be protected. While
the extent of its population does not justify
the application of the costlier machinery of
territorial administration, there is immediate
necessity for constituting such a form of gov
ernment as will promote the education of the
people and revive the administration of jus
The senate at its last session passed a bill
providing for the construation of a building
for the library of congress, but it failed to be
come a law. The provision of such ample
protection for this great collection of books
and for the departments connected with it
has become a subject of national importance
and should receive prompt attention.
The report of the commissioners of the
District of Columbia herewith transmitted
will inform you fully of the condition of the
affairs of the District, and the vital import
ance of legislation for the reclamation and
improvement of the marshes aad
for the establishment of the harbor
lines along the Potomac river front. It is
represented that in their present conditions
these marshes seriously affect the
health of the residents of the adjacent parts
of the city— that they greatly mar the gen
eral aspect of the park in which stands the
Washington monument. This improvement
would add to that park, and the park Bouth of
the Executive Mansion, a large area of valu
able land, and would transform what is, too,
believed to be a dangerous nuisance to an at
tractive landscape extending to the river front.
They recommend the removal of the steam
railway lines from the surface of the streets
of the city and the location of the necessary
depots in such places as may be convenient
for the public accommodation . They call at
tention to the detlciency of the water supply,
which seriously affects the material prosperity
of the city and the hea th and comfort of its
inhabitants. I commend those subjects to
your favorable consideration.
COUNTING THIS PRESIDENTIAL VOTE.
The importance of timely legislation with
respect to the ascertainment and declaration
of the vote for presidential electors was
sharply called to the attention of the
people more than four years ago,
It is to be hoped that some well defined meas
ure may be devised before another national
election which will render unnecessary a re
sort to any expedient of a temporary charac
ter for the determination of questions upon
THE DISABILITY QUESTION.
Questions which concern the very existence
of the government and the liberties of the
people, were suggested by the prolonged ill
ness of the late president and his consequent in
capacity to perform the functions of his office.
It was provided by the second article of the
constitution in the fifth clause of its first sec
tion, that in case of the removal of the presi
dent from office, or of his death by assassina
tion or inability to discharge the duties of said
office, the same shall devolve on the vice
president. What is the intention of the con
stitution in its specification of "inability to
discharge the powers and duties of said office:"
Is it one of the contingencies
which calls the vice president to
the exercise of the presidential functions?
Is the inability delegated in its nature to long
continued Intellectual incapacity, or has it a
broader import? What must be its extent
and duration, and how must its existence be
established ? Has the president, whose ina
bility is the subject of injury, any voice in
determiming whether or not it exists or is the
decision of that momentuous and delicate
question conlided to the vice-president, or is it
contemplated by the constitution that con
gress should provide by law precise
ly what should constitute inability, and
how and by what tribunal or au
thority should it be ascertained? If the
inability proves to be temporary in its nature
and during its continuance the vice president
lawfully exercises the functions of the exe
cutive, by what tenure does he hold his of
fice? Does he continue as president for the
remainder of the four year 3 term or would
the elected president, if his inability should
cease in the interval, be empowered to resume
his office and if having such equal au
thority he should exercise it, would
the vice-president be thereupon empowered to
resume his powers and duties as such. I can
not doubt that these important questions will
receive your early and thoughtful considera
Deeply impressed with the gravity of the
responsibilities which have so unexpectedly
devolved upon me, it will be my constant pur
pose to co-operate with you in such measures
as will promote the glory of the country and
the prosperity of its people.
(Signed) Chester A. Arthur.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 6, 1861.
[Before Judge Brill.]
Samuel 8. Wallbank vs. The St. Paul & Duluth
Railroad company. Motion for new trial argued
Adjourned to Deo. 15th.
;';;V IV CHAMBERS.
.. [Before Judge Wilkin.]
C . L, Horst vi. The City of St. Paul. .On trial.
. District Court— General Term.
[Before Judge Wilkin.]
Merchants National Bank, St. Paul, vs. The Mis
sissippi Corporation c t al. On trial .
[Before Judge Burr.]
O. W. Crandall; disorderly conduct* Ninety
days. ' : \\ 'J' < --'\ '■'.'■• ■ \-j
JohnFahey; drank. Ten days. ; > v
W. D . Smith; burglary. Continued to the 9th.
J. Hamilton; burglary. Continued to the 9th.
J. Belly and Pat. Dorsey; theft. Sixty days.
W. Pllsg; violating hack ordinance. Continued
to Deo. 10. Jury trial. . ... .
George Harenzahtt vs. G. Bliss, defendants, and
M. Xoe&en, ganiiflhee. - Continued two weeks..
0. E. Dlokerman vs. Lyon It Hodtln. Default. ".
.A. Burnslde vs. B. Bowland. Continued two
weeks. - ■ *•;•■'■ : -:-""-.'.' •'•■-';'-■ ;;-r\i- ■'■■.-■.": .;• • .•■■■-'
Sarah O'Brien vs. William Gamble. Continued
one week." f'-' ■■''""■"■''•''' >-.:'•;"■-* : "■ — '•. r ---.' ■'•-*' -'V~'-.-*.; : |
- James H. Weed, trustee, : vs. A. Cutter. Default.
' Carmen & Hoffmelster vs. John . Biasing. Contin
ued one week. " . s " ' , " ' ' *'.
J. H. Morrong vs. W. L. Mlntzer. Continued one
week ■■'''■■'■ ' ' ~.'-- r - ■" * - '*■-■-'■'■■ "■
. Beck & Bank vs. Caldwell & Dowe. . Trial Deo. 15.
at 3p. m. ■'■"•■• "■■ '■■-.■ ' ■--■''■'■.."•'■' :- - ■
Eliza B. A. Mils vs. Charles Miller. Dismissed. "
William Schmidt & Co. vs. William Barnholzer ft
Co. Trial Deo. 15 at 10 a. m.
Bobert Beadevs. Serra Baste. Settled and dis-
George Palmer vb. 3. 0 . Terry, St.Z Default. .<
George Palmer vb. J. O. Terry, Jr. Default.
George Palmer vs. J. B. Default. Default .
Charles Clifford vs. Cornelia Smith. . Default. ;
" > Death of Gen. Kilpatrick.
Washington, ; Dec. Information is re
ceived here of the death of Gen. Kilpatrick,
minister to Chili. He died at Santiegb Sunday
last. ■ - '
An Extensive Meeting: of the Aldermen
Last Night- The Remarkable Report of
the Committee on Fire Engine— The
Sllaby Wins All the Tests and the La
France Carries Oil" the Persimmons—
Atd. Allen Scores Some Points.
A regular meeting of the city council was
held last evening, all the members being pres
ent except Aid. Griggs.
A communication was received from Mayor
Rice, announcing the appointment of Horace
E. Wharton as one of the commissioners,
under the act for the construction of the low
er bridge. The nomination was confirmed.
A communication from Samuel Deering,
protesting against the assessment made upon
his property for the opening of Nelson street,
was referred to the committee on streets.
A protest against cattle running at large in
the thickly settled portion of the city, was re
ferred to the board of health.
A petition for the grading, guttering, etc,
of Fourth street between Commercial street
and Hoffman avenue, was referred to the com
mittee on streets.
A petition of the Sixth ward improvement
society, for better street lamp service in that
portion of the city, was referred to the com
mittee on gas.
A communication from Diamond Jo Rey
nolds, proposing io bear one-half the expense
for planking the street in front of his steam
boat warehouse, was referred to the committee
The city clerk reported the fees received for
licenses issued since January 1, to be $36,835.
A warrant was directed to be drawn in favor
of R. O. Strong, chief of the fire department,
for $232.29, for expenses attending the late
trial of steam fire engines.
The contract with G. W. Reese, to construct
a stairway from Valley street to Mount Airy
street, was confirmed.
The report of the city treasurer showed re
ceipts from January Ito December 1, $559,
--511.59: disbursements, $532,048.50; balance on
The contract with Robert Seeger for light
ing portions of the city with oil was confirmed.
The report of the city engineer regarding
the purchase of a steam street roller was re
ferred to the committee on streets.
A number of estimates for contract work
The action of the board of public works in
awarding the contract to Beyer & Lutz for
grading Jackson street was confirmed.
The matter of opening and extending Waba
shaw street, from Bluff street to Univer
sity Rtreet, was referred to the
board of public works, with instruc
tions to proceed with the improvement.
The matter of opening and extending Chute
street, from Aurora avenue to an intersection
with Wabashaw street; Minnehaha street,
from Dale street to west city limits; Chad
wood street, from University avenue north to
the right of way of the St. Paul & Manitoba
railway; Victoria street, in the same direction;
Thomas street, from Dale street to west city
limits, was referred to the board of public
works, with instructions to proceed with the
The report of the board of public works
that the opening of Wabashaw street, from
Bluff sheet to Brewster avenue, i 3 not neces
sary, was adopted.
The matter of widening, opening, etc., Hoff
man avenue from Short street to Union street
was referred to the board of public works,
with directions to proceed with the improve
The report of the proceedings of the board
of public health was read and accepted, and
the recommendations made in reference to the
sewers, was referred to the committee on sew
ers with instructions to report.
A petition signed by a large number of citi
zens of the Sixth ward was presented asking
for the purchase of a fire engine for
the Sixth ward, and the fire com
missioners were instructed to report what fire
engine, in their opiniou, is the best to pur
chase for the ward.
The matter of grading Sherman street from
Pleasant avenue eaEt to the bluff was referred
to the board of public works for report.
The militia companies were given the use of
Market hall at $5 per night, provided the city
did not have to furnish either gas or heat.
THE FIRE ENGINE MATTER.
The special committee appointed by the
council, made the following report as to the
recent fire engine test, and the relative quali
ties of the two machines :
St. Paul, Dec. 5, 1881.
To the Honorable, Common Council of the
city of St. Paul.
Gentlemen: Tour committee, appointed
for the purpose of testing, examining aoiS re
porting on fire engines would respectfully
submit the following report:
We deem it unnecessary to burdon this re
pot and encreach upon your time by a formal
«., ount of the place of holding and circum
stances of the trial as the council are, doubt
less, already, well informed in regard to those
Your committee held a meeting November
28, the day preceeding the test, with Mr.
Brewer in the" chair, and elected E. T. Osborne
chairman and C. T. Corning secretary, and ap
pointed M. W. Jones clerk. Mr. Osborne
then requested Mr. Brewer to remain in the
chair, and the committee proceeded to make
such arrangements in regard to carrying out
the printed list of tests as the limited time
would admit. In this we were ably and
promptly assisted by the various members of
the fire department, especially Chief
Engineer Strong. The first test: To
raise steam from cold water, and to
throw 150 feet through 150 feet hose, 1* inch
smooth nozzle; was won by and awarded to
the Bilsby engine.
The Second Test— To play through 600 feet
hose, 1% inch smooth nozzle, ten hours with
out shutting off; was won by and awarded to
the Silßby engine.
The Third Test— Play through two lines,
250 feet each, to a two-way-siamese, with 50
feet leading hose, "making four stream 3," y t
inch smooth nozzle, time to play thirty min
utes; was won by and awarded to the Silsby
The Fourth Test— Play through 1,000 feet
hose, 1M inch smooth nozzle, vertical stream,
time to play thirty minutes; was won by and
awarded* to the Silsby engine.
The Fifth Test— Play through 150 feet hose,
1 % inch smooth nozzle, time to play thirty
minutes; was won by and awarded to the
The Bixth Test— Play through two lines 150
feet each, lJi inch smooth nozzle, time to
play thirty minutes; was won by and awarded
to the La France engine.
The Seventh Test—Play through 1,000 feet
hose, IX inch nozzle, horizontal stream, time
to play thirty minutes; was won by and award
ed to the Silsby engine.
The first steam was awarded to the L»a
To save time, the seventh test was, by mu
tual consent, allowed to follow the fourth
test, and the "time to play" in the fifth and
sixth test shortened to fifteen minutes each.
The full details of the test appear in the ac
It is but justice to say that in the test for
first water at the nozzle, raising steam from
cold water, the engineer of the La France en
gine was misled in regard to the raising of
steam, by a clogged guage, which fact, in the
opinion of your committee, placed him at a
disadvantage in the test. This irregularity
mode it necessary to substitute another guage
in its place.
In the opinion of this committee the stream
thrown by the La France engine within its
limits was the more solid and compact of the
Owing to the limited time of this commit
tee before the tests in which to arrange de
tails, the quantity of oil used by the two en
gines was not accurately recorded.
There is also some doubt as to the
quantity of coal used especially by the La
France, as a load of coal was delivered to and
one load taken away from said engine, the
weight of which Is unknown to this commit
tee. But as near as can be ascertained the La
France burned 14,000 pounds for the whole
test and the Silsby 8,700 pounds.
A large portion of this extra amount of
coal burned by the La France machine was
used by trying to make a small machine do
the Bams work that a large one was doing, and
also during a large portion of the forenoon of
the first and afternoon of the second day the
La France was blowing off steam as on ac
count of the small suction and height above
the water, it could not get water enough for
its full capacity. The Silsby on the contrary
kept its pressure down and ran for economy
as well as results, blowing from its safety
valve bnt once and then for a few moments
On the completion of the printed tests there
still remained the work of examining the con
struction of the two machines, and how they
came oat of the trial. Accordingly Messrs.
Osborne, Prendergaet, Corning, Birge.McAfee
and Gra w were appointed as a sub-committee to
visit the two steamers, examine them and re
port upon their mechanical construction,
probable durability and characteristic
points. The report of this said sab-commit
tee as made part of this report, is as follows:
St. Paul, Dec. 2, 1881.
To the Chairman of the Committee on Test
ing Fire Engines:
Sib: Tour sub-committee on examination
of the construction of the two fire engines
which this committee was appointed to test,
examine and report on, hereby submt the fol-
By mutual consent of the whole sob-com
mittee, Messrs. Prendergast, Graw and Birge,
withdrew, except to the extent that Mr. Birge
was to render the remainder of the committee
any assistance they might need from him.
We have very carefully examined, measured
and compared the various elements, parts and
pieces of the two machines, taking nearly two
days for this work,
We have had them opened for our Inspec
tion and have had full and complete
explanations from the agents of both makers.
We find that although the Silsby machine is '
the largest of the two, and has won all but
one of the tests to which it was subjected, and
is well made in every respect, yet there are In
the organic construction of the La France
machine elements of merit not possessed by
the Silsby; that as a machine it is superior in
its construction and adaptability to our use.
And as mechanics, citizen, taxpayers and in
sured, we believe It for the best interests of
our city to buy a La France machine.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
E. F. Osborne,
Chas. F. Corning,
H. J. McAfee.
Although it may seem somewhat anomalous
to the council, that the committe at large ,
should award nearly all of the tests to one en
gine and advise the purchase of the other,
when apparently the first engine behaved bet
ter during the trial, burned less coal,
kept steam better and apparently did its
work better in almost every respect, this
apparent anomaly will vanish when it is under
stood that the Silsby boiler, engine and pump
is of much greater capacity than the La
France, and has shown but little better re
sults. Your committee has been somewhat
hampered in making its report, because it was
deemed by one of the makers not advisable to
make public the relative proportions and pe
culiar construction of the engines, otherwise
your committee would have made a full re
port thereon instead of the conclusions drawn
therefrom. Your committee has not deemed
it advisable to cumber the body of this report
with long and tedious tables, which could
only be understood by careful study. But as
the second, fourth, sixth and seventh tests
are the most important ones, we give their
STEAM PRESSURES AND WATER PRESSURES.
Second Test. Fourth Test.
Steam. Water. Steam. Water.
Bilsby 81.G 182.1 92.2 217.3
La France. B9.o 168.7 100.2 203.1
Percentages with Silsby as unit*
lOpr. ct. 7>£pr.ct. 8& pr.ct. 6>£pr.ct.
for for for for
Silsby. Silsby. Silsby. Silsby.
Sixth Test. Seventh Test.
Steam. Water. Steam. Water.
5i15by.... 49.75 45.25 104.4 250.8
LaFrance.Bo.7s 41.5 101.5 213.5
Percentages with Silsby as unit—
6.1 pr.ct. B>i pr.ct. 3 pr.ct. 15 pr.ct.
for for for for
Silsby. Silsby. La France. Silsby.
Greatest distance thrown by either engine
Pr. ct. in Pr. ct. in
favor of favor of
Test. Silsby. La France. Silsby. La France.
2 15S 154 2.5
5 152 150 0.875
6 104 106
7 128 125.5 2. 2
Average percentage in favor of the Silsby:
Steam pressures 3d and 4th tests 9. and 3.75
per cent.; 2d 4th and 6th tests 36.58 and 9.3
Water 9.66 and 9.3.
Distance thrown 2d, sth and 7th tests 1.92
Mean average of largest distances thrown
2d, sth, 6th and 7th tests IK per cent, in favor
Average percentages in favor of the La
Steam pressures 7th test 3. per cent.
Distance thrown 6th test 3.75 per cent.
There was, according to the best reports,
61 per cent, more coal used by the La France
engine than by the Sllsby. In making these
averages the Silsby data was used as the unit.
Although the La France machine, for
obvious- reasons, would have been ex
pected to have shown the effects of the
trial much more than the Silsby (owing to its
smaller size), your committee, on examina
tion, found the Silsby much the worse worn
of the two.
In view of the above tests, facts and figures,
taking into consideration the construction of
the machines and their respective appear
ance after the trial, we, the members of
this committee advise the council of this city
to buy a La E ranee engine, of such size and
capacity as may to them seem best. All of
which is respectfully snbmitted:
E. F. Osborne,
Chas. T. Corning,
A. H. Depew,
H. J. McAfee.
In connection with the report of the full
committee the fallowing minority report was
St. Paul, Dec. 6, 1881.
The undersigned members of the board of
judges, appointed by your honorable body
concur in the above report, excepting that
portion thereof recommending the purchase
of La France engine, believing, as we do, that
your honorable body has all the information
necessary to make a purchase.
J. C. Prendergast,
E. B. Birge.
Aid. Otis moved the reports be received and
placed on file. Adopted .
The same alderman thea offered the follow
Resolved, That the proper officers be and
the same are hereby authorized and directed
to execute a contract with the La France Fire
Engine company for the purchase of the new
steam fire engine recently sent to this city for
trial, in accordance with their proposal in that
behalf , said contract to contain the usual war
ranties in behalf of said company.
The president directed the clerk to call the
roll. The name of Aid. Allen called, he said
there was an inconsistency in the report of the
committee he could not reconcile. The coun
cil had adopted certain tests under which the
engines were to be tried, the rules thus adopt
ed to govern the committee. The committee
had found that the Silsby had won six out
of the seven tests. Thus far he
proposed to stand by the committee. But
the committee had not been insiructed to
recommend what machine should be pur
chased. The committee said the Silsby engine
was the strongest. That was what he under
stood the city wanted. We did not want a
pop gun. The question of weight for some
reason had been left out of the report, but the
shipping bills showed that the La France, the
smaller engine, weighed 600 pounds more than
the larger machine, another item, in his
opinion, In favor of the Silsby. Aid. Al
len then referred to the finding
of the committee upon the inspection of ma
chinery, which he said astonished the business
men of the city, who had large, high build
ings. They thought it strange the weaker
machine should be accepted, and they do not
now understand it. The alderman then de
tailed an examination he had made by Mr. Fis
selt, and also by Mr. Parker, both of whom
pronounced the machine in good order.
Concluding, Aid. Allen said all he wanted
was the right. The Silsby engine had
won in the tests, was the strong
er engine, of lighter draft, and
cauld be run cheaper and ought to be pur
chased by the city. He had nothing to say
against the La France engine, but the Silsby
was the better. For these reasons I vote no.
Aid. Rmgwald supported the report of the
committee. The city had never had anything
but a Silsby engine, and it was time some
other machine was tried.
The call of the roll was proceeded with, Al
dermen O'Connor and Roberts voting yes.
The name of Alderman Grace being called
he briefly explained that the recommendation
of the committee was extra judicial, and con
trary to the results of the test. He should
Alderman Otis' name called; he explained
that he was not an expert, bat he was glad he
could rest his judgment upon the mechanical
experience and integrity of the city. He
should vote yes.
The roil call was then concluded without
further interruption, resulting 9 yeas, 2 nays,
Teas— Aid. O'Connor, Robert, Otis, Ring
wuld, Cnrnish, Trott, Starkey, McCarthy, Mr fc
Nays— Aid. Allen, Grace.
Routine was then resumed as follows:
The matter of grading Third street with
grasite blocks and curbing, from Sibley street
to Wacouta street; opening Butler street, in
West St. Paul; for the grading of Cherry
street; for the grading of Third street, from
Wacouta street to Broadway street, was refer
red to the board of public works for report.
A number of sidewalks were ordered.
A res lotion granting the St. Paul Gas
Light company authority to use the streets
ana alleys of the city, for electric lights,
steam heating apparatus, etc., was referred to
the committee on ordinances.
The city clerk was authorized to execute
$26,000 bonds authorized to be issued for the
construction of the approaches to be built on
An ordinance providing for the appointment
of an inspector of steam boilers, was read a
first time and referred to the committee on
Captain Jacob Schmidt, of Thompkins
ville, Staten Island, New York, suffered
with severe rheumatism for many years.
He used St. Jacobs Oil with splendid ef
fect, and adopted it as a family medicine.
A fellow in Appleton tangled up with
"forty rod whisky," met a man on the
street and demanded satisfaction for some
alleged abuse. He got it in the shape of
a bloody face,
WUkes Booth's Letter Explaining Why
He Killed Lincoln.
The Philadelphia Press publishes a very in
teresting story of the shooting of President
Lincoln, which includes acts of the assassin
just previous to shooting the president, with
his letter of justification, intrusted to John
Mathews, the actor, just before the deed, to
be delivered to John F. Coyle, editor of the
National Intelligencer. The story is told by
John T. Ford, the theatre manager, and Mr.
Mathews. After stating that it is morally
certain that Booth never thought of the mur
der until the day it was committed, Mr. Ford
said: "Until Booth came to the theatre that
morning he had no knowledge that the
President intended visiting the theatre in the
evening. That afternoon he wrote the letter
justifying the assassination. The letter he
gave to John Matthews, who is now engaged
in New Tork. He was then playing at my
theatre. The letter was intended to be pub
lished in the National Intelligencer, and it was
well towards night when he gave it to Mat
thews. He was riding down Pennsylvania
avenue towards the National hotel, whea he
met Matthews and handed him the . letter.
Matthews destroyed the paper immediately
after the shooting, and no one ever saw it but
him, but recently another copy has b'.en
found. It was as follows:
Washington, D. C, April 14, 1865.— To
My Countrymen: For years I have devoted
my time, my energies, and every dollar I
possessed in the world for the furtherance of
an object. I have been baffled and disappoint
ed. The hour has come when I must change
my plan. Many, I know— the vulgar herd
will blame me for what I am about to do, but
posterity, lam sure, will justify me. Right
or wrong, God judge me, not man. Be my
motive good or bad, of one thing I am sure —
the lasting condemnation of the North. I
love peace more than life. I have loved the
Union beyond expression. For four or five
years I waited, hoped, and prayed for the dark
clouds to break, and for a restoration of out
former sunshine. To wait longer would be a
crime. My prayers have proved as idle as my
hope. God's will be done. I go to see and
share the bitter end. This Avar is a war with
the Constitution and ■
THE RESERVED RIGHTS OF THE STATE.
It is a war upon Southern rights and institu
lons. The nomination of Abraham Lincoln,
four years ago, bespoke war. His election
forced it. I have held the South was right.
In a foreign struggle I, too, wouid say. "My
country right or wrong." But in a struggle
such as oars, where the brother trie 3to pierce
the brother's heart, for 6od's sake choose the
right! When a country like this spurns jus
tice she forfeits the allegiance of honest free
men, and should leave him untrammled by any
fealty soever to act as his conscience may ap
prove. People of the North, to h ate tyranny,
to love liberty and justice.
TO STBIKE AT WRONG AND OPPBESSION
was the teaching of our father. The study of
our early history will not let me forget it, and
may it never.
Ido net want to forget the heroic patriot
ism of our fathers who rebelled against the
oppression of the mother country. This coun
try was formed by the white, not the black
man, and looking upon African slavery from
the same standpoint held by the
noble framers of our constitution, I for one
have ever considered it
ONE OF THE OREATE3T BLESSINGS,
both for themselves and for us, that God ever
bestowed upon a favored nation. Witness
heretofore our wealth and power. Witness
their elevation and enhghtment above their
conditios elsewhere. I have lived among it
most of my life, and have seen less harsh
treatment from master to man than I have be
held in th« North from father to son. Yet
Heaven knows no one would be willing to do
more for the negro race than I, could I but
see a way to still better their condition.
BUT LINCOLN'S POLICY
is only preparing the way for their annihila
tion. The South are not, nor have they been,
fighting for the continuance of slavery. The
first battle of Bull Run did away with that
idea. Their causes since for war have been as
noble and greater far than those that urged
our fathers on. Even should we allow they
were wrong at the beginning of this conflict,
cruelty and injustice have made the wrong be
come the right, and they stand now the won
der and admiration of the world as a noble
band of patriotic heroes. Hereafter, reading
of their deeds,
THERMOPYLAE WILL BB FORGOTTEN.
When I aided in the capture and execution
of John Brown (who was a murderer on our
western border, and who was fairly tried and
convicted before an impartial judge and jury
of treason, and who, by the way, has since
been made a god), I was proud of my little
share in the transaction, for I deemed it my
duty, and that I was helping our common
country to perform an act of justice. But
what was a crime in poor John Brown is now
considered (by themselves) as the greatest and
only virtue of the whole Republican party.
vice to become a virtue, simply because more
indulge in it. I thought then, a3 now, that
the Abolitionists were only traitors in the
land, and that the entire party deserved the
fate as poor old John Brown. Not because
they wissed to abolish slavery, but on account
of the means they have ever endeavored to
use t© effect that abolition. If Brown were
living I doubt whether he himself would set
slavery against the Union. Most, or nearly
all the North, do openly curse the Union If the
South are to letnrn and retain a single right
guaranti ed to them by every tie which we
once revered as sacred. The South can make
no choice. It Is '
EXTERMINATION OR SLAVERY
for themselves (worse than death) to draw
from. I know my choice and hasten to ac
cept it. I have studied hard to discover upon
what grounds the right of a state to secede
has been denied when our very name, United
States, and the Declaration of Independence
provide for secession. But there is now no
time for words. I know how foolish I shall
be deemed for undertaking such a step as
this, where, on the one side, I have many
friends and everything to make me happy,
where my profession alone has gained me an
MOBB THAN $20,000 A TEAR, •
and where my great personal ambition in my
profession has such a great field for labor. On
the other hand, the South have never bestowed
upon me one kind word, a place now where I
have no friends, except beneath the sod, a
place where I must either become a private
soldier or a beggar. To give up all of the for
mer for the latter, besides my mother and sis
ter, whom I love so dearly—although they so
widely differ from me in opinion— seems in
sane, but God is my judge, I love justice
MORE THAN I DO A. COUNTRY THAT DISOWNS IT;
mors than name and wealth; more — heaven
pardon me if wrong — more than a happy
home. I have never been upon a battlefield;
but, oh! my countrymen, could you all seethe
reality or effects of this horrid war, as I have
seen them in every state save Virginia, I know
you would think like me, and pray the Al
mighty to create in every Northern mind a
sense of right and justice, even should it pos
sess no seasoning of mercy, and he would dry
up the sea of blood between us that is daily
growing wider. Alas, I have no longer a
country. She is fast approaching her threat
ened doom. Four years ago I would have
given a thousand lives to see her remain— as I
had always known her — powerful and unbro
ken, and now I would hold my
life as naught to see her what she
was. Oh, my friends, if the fear
fol scenes of the past four years had never
been enacted, or if what has been had been a
frightful dream from which we could now
awake, with what overflowing hearts could
we bless our God and pray for His continued
HjW I HAVE LOVED THE OLD FLAG
can neyer now be known. A few years since
and the entire world could boast of none so
pore and spotless. Bat I have of late been
seeing and hearing of the bloody deeds of
which she has been made the emblem, and
shudder to think how changed she has grown.
Oh, how I have longed to see her heart break
from the mist of Mood and death circled
around her folds, spoiling her beauty and tar
nishing her honor. Bat no! Day by day she
has been dragged deeper and deeper into cruelty
and oppreesion, till now (in my eyes) her once
bright red stripes look like bloody gashes on
the face of heaven. I look now upon my
early admiration of her glories as a dream.
My rove is now
FOB THE SOUTH ALONE,
and to her side I go peiniless. Her success
has been near my heart, and I have labored
faithfully to farther an object which would
have more than proved my unselfish devotion.
Heartsick and disappointed I tarn from the
path which I had been following into a bolder
and more perilous one. Without malice, I
make the change. I have nothing in my
heart except a sense of duty to my choice. If
the South is to be aided, it mast be done
quickly. It may already ba too late. When
Caesar had conquered the enemies of Rome
and the power that was hls.menaced the liber
ties of the people.
BHUTTO AROSE AND SLEW HIM.
The stroke of his dagger was guided by
love for Rome. It was the spirit and ambi
tion of Cesar, Brutus struck at.
O, then, that we could come by Casar's spirit,
And not dlsn ember Casar, but alas,
C.Tsar must bleed for it.
I answer with Brutus. He who loves his
country better than gold or life, John W.
••Following Mr. Booth's signature." Mr.
Matthews continued, which was evidently
written in gr ;at haste, were the names of
Payne, Harold, and Atzeroth, all in Booth's
own handwr ting, given as the men who
would stand i." him in executing his changed
Mr. L. Rh< iner is quite sick.
Coles & Richards have moved into their
Mr. Frankf is confined to the house with
Will Sawy;r is building a house on the
Mat Cladc has gone to Hannibal, MO., 0n a
Leavitt's minstrels to-night, at thy Grand
Mr. J. 8. A nderson leaves soon for a few
months sojoi m in Florida.
The municipal court took in seven of the
the boys Mor day morning.
Deputy Wi.rden Hall Is confined to the
house with neuralgia in the head.
A daughter of Levi Thompson died Monday
afternoon fr6m spinal meningitis.
Dr. Sheard in is moving to Minneapolis
where he wil engage in the drug business.
The iron fo • the new transfer track has been
laid from the St. Paul & Duluth depot to the
The lectures of the Rev. McClary are get
ting to be very interesting and draws a crowd
Johny Carver, who is in Colorado operating
a mine, has been laid up by having a blast of
powder in hie eyes.
The pleasant weather gives the carpenters a
chance to go on with the car shops, which
they are improving.
XI ..LED ON THE TRACK.
Monday ni;;ht as the Chicago express was
approaching Elmo and near Joseph Stoltz'
place, It struck two men, Instantly killing
one. From a /•hat can be learned the men were
upon the track going toward Elmo, until they
got into a dee p cut, and before they could get
through they were caught by the engine. One
of the men w.is thrown several rods and badly
cut, while the other did not appear to
have been briised. He was taken to this
city, but hed before reaching here.
One of the man was Lea Siebisch, well known
in this city, and the other, whose name we
could not learn, was a young man who came
to this count -y a few months ago. They were
taken to the ( epot at the lower road and their
friends notifi id, who came in and took the
remains to their home. No blame could be
attached to the employes of the train, aa ev
erything was done to stop the train that could
be, after the men was discovered upon the
OVER THE OCEAN.
TO BE RELEASED.
London, D;c 6.— lt is stated that John Dil
lon, M. P., will be released from prison.
RETI3BS FROM THE CONTEST.
Dempsey, i roprietor of the Ulster Exam
iner and Northern Star, has retired from
the contest iv the election for a member of
parliament for Londonderry to fill the vacancy
caused by the promotion of Hugh Lowe to
be lord chancellor of Ireland. This action is
in obbedience to the voice from Kilmainham.
ITALY'S SCHEME SQUELCHED.
London, Dec. 6. — A. Vienna correspondent
of the Standt rd vouches for the authenticity
of the following: Some time back Russia
sounded Italy in regard to a joint action
against Aust :ia. Italy received the proposal
favorably, an i preparations were actually be
gun to repeal the events of 1866 with the ex
ception that Russia was to play the part
which Prusfiii then performed. But the
scheme becatie known to the Austrian and
German governmdnts and Bismarck accord
ingly arranged the Dantzig interview. When
Italy perceived an Austro-German alliance
would be ab!<: to withstand an Austro Russian
conflict, she resolved to attain
her ends wit a the help of Austria. Italy,
believing tha r Austria cherished important de
signs in the fast of Europe, and would con
sent to transfer Trentino, or some other part
of Italy irred .'nta, in order not to be disturbed
In the east, instructed Count de ,Robilant,
Italian ambassador at Vienna, to suggest an
interview between King Humbert and Emperor
Francis Josefh, as preliminary to an alliance.
The Italian ir. mister, who accompanied King
Humbert to Vienna, broached the Trentino
subject, but vithoutsnecess.
ALT. AROUND THE GLOBE
The* Gould party were chosen directors of
the New York & New England road yesterday.
The mayor of Chicago has vetoed the ordi
nance permiti ing the Mutual Union Telegraph
company to erect poles in the city. All the
wires have to be put underground.
The Dobler Ilowell walking match, at Chi
cago, ended at 1:47 o'clock, when it was an
nounced the Former was too il! to continue
the contest. Rowell was declared the winner.
In a difficulty over $6 in money at Redvllle,
0.. Monday, m old man named Roberts was
stabbed six limes and instantly killed by a
young man n imcd King. The murderer has
not yet been nrrested.
At McVicler's theater, Chicago, Monday
night, the new traeedy, "Pendragon III.," by
Wm. Young, of Chicago, was produced by
Lawrence Barrett, and achieved a most pro
nounced success. The play is unanimously
commended by the critlc.3.
At Chicago, Monday evening, capiases were
issued for the arrest of Wm. A. Larrabee, late
school treasu *er of Lake View, and Elm wood
Jarrett, ex-tnasurer of Hyde Park and Lake
school district. Larrabee was indicted for
failing to tun over $28,000 held by him, and
Jarrett for an alleged defalcation of $60,000.
While workmen were engaged on the bridge
across the O dar river at Cedar Falls, Wis.
yesterday, replacing the span taken out by the,
floods last sp Mng, a sudden gust of wind blew
out the entire center span, killing a man
named Hutch inson, and injuring Mr. Ruddle,
the contractor and two Norwegians whose
names could not be learned.
Late Moncay night, at Chicago, Edward
White, a machinist, was fatally injured by a
fellow workman. White, when he went to
work in the evening, was intoxicated. About
11 o'clock, v, ithout any provocation, he at
tacked William Allger, who was working next
to him. Th ) latter, in self-defense, struck
him with an iron bar, producing complete
concussion oi the brain.
A strange case of hydrophobia in a horse
has been disc wered at Fifty-first street, Chi
cago. The animal, an old family horse, has
suddenly beet me vicious and savage, biting
everything w thin reach, kicking hU stable to
pieces, and ki>ocklng himself savazely against
the bars, unti ! he is one mass of bloody bruises.
He is to be killed. The causes of his madness
4 Texaa Kobbery.
St. Louis, Dec. 6.— Austin, Texas, special:
Four armed men, mounted on powerful horses,
raided and robbed the store of R. W. Hub
bard, thirty miles below this city. Five
hundred dollirs were taken from the safe, be
sides numero is articles from the store. Hub
bard and his ( lerk were forced to give op their
watches. This occurred just before dark,
Saturday. A sheriff's posse went in pursuit,
bnt lost the jail.
Ladies, )cu cannot make fair skin,
rosy cheeki and sparkling eyes with all
the cosmetics of France, or beautifiers of
the world, while in poor Health, and noth
ing will give you such good health,
strength, buoyant spirits and beauty as
Hop Bitter). A trial is certain proof.
See another column. — lelegraph.
Storr i for Attorney-General.
Naw York, Deo, 2.— An eminent Republican, who
oame from Washington last night, said to me:
"When yon gc to the capital next Jnst drop In and
see how vigoro *Iy Arthur administers the presiden
cy. It was a r relation tome. I think he Is going
to make the fin it man of good civil evecutfve talent
who has been 1 i the presidency for a long time."
Beldl— "WhJls he considering for the cabinet."
My friend an rvered : "I think Emory Starrs will
become attorn and will make one of the
beat the goYerunent ever had. I think some Mew
England man, Use ez-Oor. Sice, of Massachusetts.
will go in. He will pat in a southerner, either Long
street or some young Virginia Beadjuster, probably
the Utter." .
Sleepy Eye Herald: Another big ship
ment of hojjs has been sent from this sta
tion during the present week. Farmers
seem to be g >ing into stock raising quite
heavily. T. le shipment of stock this year
is far in advance of what it has been in
Recently s young farmer boy going from
-Sleepy Eye t o Garry with the products of a
load of wheat was assailed and robbed of
his money by a 16-year-old robber. The
robber was aftewards arrested, and the
money founi on his person.
' John Kelly announces that he will not retire
The whole number of students in all the de
partments of Dartmouth college is 426.
Ex- Senator Fielinghuysen, of New Jersey,
lost $200,000 by the failure of the Newark
The other day Joseph Mayer was arrested in
Snyder county, Pa., for murdering a peddler
fifteen years ago.
An appreciative contemporary remarks :
"No first-class editor can afford to fool away
his time in congress."
The late Stephen Whitney Phoenix, of New
Tork, left nearly $1,000,000 in value to Colum
bia college, of that city.
The first Napoleon declared himself a man
of destiny. So does Guiteau, the active
court gymnast at Washington.
The Meridian, Miss., Mercury takes strong
ground in favor of an agitation for the "wip
ing out" of the 15th amendment.
The story of Giteau'd life has been given in
the court room; and now the people are in a
hurry to read the story of his death.
Detroit has a bitter beer war in which all
the brewers and saloon keepers are involved.
Three or fire cents a glass is the issue.
Our navy still lives and acts. A naval lieut
enant was recently court- martialled because
he did not pay his tailor's bill. This is en
The Bosbn Post advises Victoria C. Wood
hull, who has just returned from England, to
make herself popular by marrying Guiteau,
instead of entering the lecture field.
The Boston Pilot says: The next "crank"
who fires at Guiteau, and misses, should be
hanged on the spot. Somehow the devil seems
to monopolize the good marksmen.
The latest devices for superseding the cash
boy in large eastern retail stores is a system
of troughs, along which roll hollow balls
carrying money and change to and from the
There are 300,000 voters in Massachusetts,
and the state constitution has just been
amended by the votes of 30,241 of them. The
Tankees do not seem to value their electoral
A paper called Common Sense has been is
sued in Washington. Democratic and Repub
lican congressman, in the exchange of per
sonal civilities advised each other to subscribe
for it. Good advice!
The sum of $1,000 damages has just been
awarded by a Western court to a man who
caught cold while riding in an emigrant car,
when, as he claimed, he was entitled by his
ticket to a seat in a parlor car.
Mrs. Woodhull, of odorous memory, ha 3
arrived in New York once more. For several
years she has been publishing a sort of a
weekly paper in London— an organ of free love,
free trade and free everything.
A Kentucky man is to be hauled up in court
for stealing the heart of the girl he loved.
He was a medical man, the girl died, and he
stole the heart at the post-mortem examina
tion and carried it away in his overcoat pocket.
Rev. A. D. Mayo reports that the young
women of "refined families" down South are
eager to teacn echool, and that they are "the
best material for teachers in the world."
What do oh r Yankee school-ma'ams think of
"Here, hold my shawl!" said a St. Louis
woman to her husband when a misguided
young man smoked in her face in a street car.
Then she knocked the young man's cigar out
of his mouth, and then she knocked the young
man himself down, and then she took the
The old Grant machine is working again,
and one of its latest operations is an attempt
to have Gen. Babcock made superintendent of
public buildings and grounds, a position he
held under" his old chief. Arthur is said to
be favorably disposed toward this suggestion.
"Let no guilty man escape."
The New York World says the tariff con
vention recently held in that city, does not
stem to have made a favorable impression ou
the public. It has not made a favorable im
pression even on its own, in embers. Of course
every delegate who read a paper was favorably
impressed with the merits of his own paper,
but there his approbation, as a result, ended.
Some 25 years ago Boston had twice as
many daily papers as now — consolidation dhl
the work of reduction. The same process oi
consolidation is going on in other cities. In
New Orleans the Times and Demoqrat are to
be consolidated, when that city will be reduced
to three dailies, one of which wiJl be the ven
erable Picayune and the other the old French
Six little girls who picked up autumn leaves
in the New York Central park may be very
thankful for getting off without having their
heads clubbed. They were dragged off l>y the
stalwart policeman who arrested them, and
taken before one of the justices. Having
thoroughly scared them, this functionary de
livered them a scathing lecture on the sin of
violating a law of whose existence they had
not known. Then he discharged them and
they ran like gazelles.
The Augusta, Ga., Constitutionalist in
commenting on Secretary Blame's announce
ment that he shall run for no office, says: "He
will retire from the cabinet to devote himself
to private business for the present. And then
— but we will uot cross the bridge until we
come to it. Some believe that the great pres
idential pontoon will reach from Maine to
Georgia, and that—
The country, free from storm and wreck,
Savannah'll call to Kennebec,
Augusta to Augusta."
When Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mackay were
staying at a hotel at The Hague not long ago,
the landlord asked Mr. Mackay 's servant If his
master were not a king in his own country.
He was assured that kings and queens were
not known in America, but was not to be con
vinced. Exulting over his wealthy guests, he
next day sent to one of the city journals an
account of the arrival a his hotel of "the
King and Queen of the Bonanza Mountains of
Guiteau has established a precedent in Judgu
Cox's remarkable court which permits every
murderewn trial for his life not only to con
duct his own trial but to blackguard every
witness who is to appear against him, ami
every man, witness or otherwise, who pre
sumes to speak unfavorably of him. The
judge did not eyen threaten when It was estab
lished on Saturday. "Mr. Prisoner" seems to
have both the court and the counsel for the
prosecution in willing subjection. The coun
try is in a very different frame of mind.
A man in Erie County, Pa., whose mouth
watered for sparerib,Thanksgiving, undertook
to slay a pig for the occasion, and conceived
the novel idea of lassoing the porker and then
holding the rope In his teeth while he oper
afed on the animal with an ax. With firm
set jaw the Erie County man delivered a well
aimed blow, but the wary shoat shot off on a
sou' west line and took with him not only the
rope, but a large and varied assortment of up
per and lower front teeth. The Erie County
man's Thanksgiving dinner consisted wholly
of "spoon victuals," and he now wears his
jaw in a sling.
The ordinary hotel guest from the back
woods who blows out the gaslight does not
always have a chance to do it again, for his
lamp of life is, In a majority of instances, ex
tinguished. When he happens to recover
from the half-dead degree of asphyxiation
into which his simplicity has thrown him the
first thing he does is generally to vow that he
will never blow out any more gaslights. A
striking exception to this occurs in the case
of two bumpkin 9 who lodged at a hotel in
Toronto. On being lectured by the hotel
clerk, who restored them to consciousness,
these young men ungratefully told that offi
cial that they would do it again and meant
to do it always, for they were not going to be
such fools as to turn the light down into the
pipe and cause an explosion. The chief of
these bumpkins bears the appropriate name of
Spoon. • '
Sneak thieves have lately honored
Sleepy Eye with their presence, stealing,
coin and other articles.