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-lteport of the City Comptroller on the Tax
Estimate—Three Spans of the Wabashaw
: Street Bridge to be Built of Iron—
for the Board ot Public Works.
The city council held a regular meet
ing last evening, and transacted the fol
lowing business: *• •
the tax estimates. -
The following report from the comp
troller was read and referred to the com
mittee on way? and means and the city at
City Comptroller's Office, )
St. Paul, Sept* 30. $
To the Honorable the President and
Common Council of the City of St. Paul.
Gentlemen: I herewith present the tax
levy estimate for the year 1SS2, for your
consideration, as required by law.
The following is a condensed statement
for which a tax levy is required, viz:
Interest npon bond debt $121,130.00
City bonds maturing in year 1883... 31,870.00
General fund 291.000.00
Ward funds 40.000.00
Total 8490.000.00
Upon a valuation of 840,000.000 assessed real
and personal estate^ twelve and one-quarter mills
v 12'.: mills) will have to be levied to realize the
amount for the First, Second, Third, Fourth
and Fifth wards. The Sixth ward will be 10
mills and "New Territory"' 11 mills.
The estimate contains all the necessary infor
mation. Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
John W. Roche,
City Comptroller.
To annual interest upon the bond
de! for the year 1888 812G.2S3 00
To citv bonds maturing i:: the year ■ Jgffi
1883 .' ."... 31.870 00
Total debt 8158,153 00
By interest charged Sixth Ward
tax levy upon 813.500, seven per
cent, bonds, issued under an act
of the legislature, for funding
the bonds of the town of West
St. Paul (now ' Sixth
ward) 8 945 00
By estimated amount of interest
upon city treasurer's bank de
posits... 81.20S 00
Total credit 8 2,153 00
Balance required for inter
est fund 8156,000 00
- $40,0 .v. WW. assessed valuation of
real and personal estate, at three
ami ninety hundredths mills,
(3 90-100 mills i on the dollar,
Rwill realize....' 8156,000 00
To salaries of the following city
officers, viz:
Mayor 81,000 00
• Twelve Aldermen, at 8100 >
each 1,200 00
City Treasurer, including
clerk hire 2,900 00
• City Clerk 1,750 00
- City Clerk's deputy 600 00
- City Attorney 2,500 00
- City Attornev' a clerk.... 600 00
-City Comptroller 2,500 00
Judge of Municipal court 2.500 00
-Clerk of Municipal court 1.200 00
Marketmaster 600 00
; Sealer of weights and .
measures, (Market
master 100 00
Custodian, Market hall,
(Marketmaster) 140 00
Janitor, "Baldwin build
ing-' . 600 00
818,190 00
President 8600 00
Five member, 8500 each. 2,500 00
•Clerk of Board, including
clerk hire 2,100 00
Engineer of Board 2,500 00
Engineering department. 16,000 00
Two ' street inspectors,
(800 each 1,800 00
Incidental exnenses 500 00
826,000 00
' Twodnspectors,$840each.$l,68b 00
Nurse"!* pest house 480 00
Inspector at deposit
ground 4S0 00
Incidental Expenses 500 00 I
83,140 00
fibe department
Board i E Fire Comm'rs,
3members§100each.. $300 00
' Chief Engineer 1,500 00 \
•Chief's Assistant 1,000 00
Five Engineers of Steam
ers, .>1,000 each 5,000 00
Five Firemen of Steam
ers, 1840 each 4,200 00
Five Drivers of Steamers
£840 each 4,200 00
Five Drivers of Hose Car
riages, $840 each 4,200 00
One Driver of Hook and
Ladder No. 1 840 00
■One Tillerman of Hook
and Ladder No. 1 ..... 840 00
'One Foreman, Hook and
Ladder No. 1 840 00
'• Seven Laddermen, Hook
and Ladder No.l, -*24U • .
each 1,680 00
Five Hosemen (foremen)
$840 each 4,200 00
' Twenty Hosemen, $240
each 4,800 00
• One Foreman, Hook and
Ladder No. 2 840 00
-One Driver Hook and
Ladder No. 2 810 00
- One Tillerman, Hook and
Ladder No. 2 840 00
Eight Laddermen. Hook
and Ladder No. 2, $240
each 1,900 00
; Superintendent of Fire
Alarm 600 00
: Secretary of Board 100 00
LaFrar.ee Steam Fire
Engine 4,500 00
. Hayes' Truck and Exten
sion Ladder 3,500 00
■ Maintenance 10,000 00
Anticipated increase of
"fire department during
the year 1883, as per.
action of council 21,000 00
■ -*80 ,740 0
•Chief 8 1,500 00
•Captain 1.200 00
• Two Seargeants, $1,000
each 2,000 00 "
Two detectives, $1,000
each 2.000 CO
Tailor 840 00
Fifty-six patrolmen,$840
each. '. 47,000 CO
For the, increase of the
police force by 13 pa
trolmen since last tax *
levy, at $840 each .... 10,920 GO
; Special patrolmen dur
ing year 1,000 00
Incidental expenses 500 00
$67,000 00
Docketed iii District Court of Ramsey county,
Augustus E. Field. Julv
23. '81.:........../:$ 1,614 50 >
Mary Jorgaaau, Nov. 1,
'81...;...........-.. 30120
•Christian Pavlow, Nov. -,-<■■
• 12, '81....*.:.....'.:. 136 94
Charles Pavlow.Nov. 12,
'81 ."....'....;.... 118 95
Bern hard Basse,Nov. 12, '
'81..... ' .;. 192 55
-J. Pazhowesky, Nov. 12,
'81 -. 134 70
J. N. Pottigeiser, Nov.
12. »81... 194 45
Peter Wagner, Nov. 12, t ■''^J
'81.... 98 95
C. Hazlebath, Nov. 12,
'81 ....: 120 07
John Schorm, Nov. 12.
'81...:. .' 195 07
Marv Bilgate, Nov. 12,
'81......... - 143 95
Lena Yerka. Nov. 12, '81 93 95
William •Wenzel, Nov.
12, '61 ' 118 95
Frank Webber, Nov. 28,
'81... 48 75 .
\ Laura A. Sive,Dec.3, '81 145 80
. A. J. Van Anlstein, Nov.
27,'81....:......... 744 82
M. Ludwig, Jan. 28, '82 86 68
Fred Kichter, June 23,
'82........ 49180
Int. upon above judg
ments.......... 638 70
:— $ 5,623 28
St. Paul Gas Light com
pany 813.000 00
Gasoline lamps 8,000 00
Alms house and hospital. 6,000 00
Printing and stationery. 14,000 00
General expenses 9,000 00
Temporary boarding of
city prisoners in city
jail, and female city
prisoners in Honse of
Good Shepherd 1,800 00
Certificate of indebted
ness and interest . 18,847 22
City workhouse mainte
nance. 20,000 00
Repairing Paul bridge 40,000 00
St. Paul Library 5,000 00
Improvement of public
parks 6,000 00
Board of Water Commis
sioners, water for pub
lie purposes .'. 12.000 00
Steam roller and crusher 7,500 00 8161.117 22
Total debt 86Cl,SiO 50
By the following estimated revenues other than
taxes, viz:
Municipal court 810.500 00
Market 3.340 50
Licenses 53.000 00
Poundage 600 00
Miscellaneous 400 00
Total credit .$ 67,840 50
Estimated balance required for the
general fund $294,000 00
Forty million assessed valuation of
real and personal estate, at seven
and thirty-five hundredths mills,
(7 35-100 mills on the dollar,
will realize : $294,000 00
To estimated amount for cleaning Dr.
streets and sewers, constructing
street crossings, etc 840.000 00
$40,000,000 assessed valuation of
real and personal estate at one mill
(1 mill) on the dollar will realize 840,000 00
Upon 840,000.000 assessed valuation of real and
personal estate, viz:
Interest fund at|3.9G mills -*156.000 00
General fund at 7.35 mills 294,000 00
Ward funds at 1 mill .'. 40,000 00
Total for city purposes, 12: 4 190,000 00
The tax levy will have to be made by wards
and "new territory," as the Sixth ward and new
territory were exempt from taxation upon the
city debt at the time of annexation, as follows,
Interest fund ; 3.90 mills
General fund 7.85 mills
Ward funds 1 mill
Total 12' 4 mills
Interest fund, for proportion of
837,755 interest upon 8794,000 city
bonds issued since annexation, in
ratio to 81,265.772 assessed valua
tion of real and personal estate in
the ward 95 mills
Interest fund, for 845.00 interest up
on $13,500 city bonds issued to
fund bonds of town of West St.
Panl (now the Sixth ward of city
of St. Paul) 70 mills
General fund 7.35 mills
Ward f 1 mill
~Total 10 mills
Interest fund 2.65 mills
General fund 7.35 mills
Ward fund -. 1 mill
Tojal 11 mills
John W. Roche,
City Comptroller.
This board is ordered to pave Sibley
street from Fifth • to Seventh street, with
cedar blocks and stone curbs.
The board is to investigate and report as
to a change of grade on Rice, between
Pennsylvania avenue and Winter street;
as to opening and widening Grove street
from Broadway to Pearl street;, as to
grading Commercial street, from Fourth
'■ to Sixth street, and Sixth street west from
! Hoffman avenue to Commercial street; as
to opening widening and extending Merrill
street east from Gaultier street to Wood
bridge street in Auerbach & Hand's addi
tion; as to opening, widening and extend
ing Western avenue from Minnehaha street
north to city limits; as to opening, widen
ing and extending Gaultier . street from
Front street north to Merrill street; as to
opening, widening and extending Hatch
street from Gaultier street east to
Woodbridge street ; as. to opening,
widening and extending Woodbridge
street; as to opening, widening and ex
tending Wells street; as to grading Igle
hart street from Mackubin west to Kent
street; as to a change of grade on Seventh
street from Sibley street to Jackson as to
opening an alley through block 19, St.
Paul proper; as to grading Rice street
from Bianca street north to city limits.
The mayor notified the council of the
appointment of Andrew Dahlgren as spe
cial policeman, to do duty near Arlington
hills, temporarily, and the same was re
ferred to Mr. Murray.
L. E. Reed was authorized to move a
building to the north side of Eighth street,
between Rosabel and Wacouta.
The request of Thomas Cochran and
others for grading Iglehart street,was sent
to the board of public works.
The request of Peter Hoffman to . main
tain scales on Bates avenue, between Hud
son and Plumb street, was sent to the com
mittee on streets.:
The grading of Rice street from Bianca
to Sycamore street was sent to the board
of public works. • - :
The request of James H. Davidson and
others to open an alley through block 19,
St. Paul proper, from Cedar to Minnesota
was sent to the board of public works. :.'">
An order is to be drawn in favor j of H.
Deppe for $60 in full payment of land
taken for the extension of the Dodd road.
The St. Paul Gas Light -company
was authorized to light with • electricity
the tower on bridge square.
The city is to allow 8 per cent, on all es
timates for work, labor or material fur
nished the city after the same become due.
The chief of police is to move all shan
ties ete. on Virginia avenue.
The city engineer is to advertise for seal
ed proposals for rebuilding three spans of
the Wabashaw street bridge, next to the
present iron span, with iron spans. -:/:': ;
The award of the contract for grading
Feller street from .Western avenue to Kent
street, by the board of public works, was
confirmed. ■:■'■"■ ';
The fire commissioners are authorized to
erect a shed next to engine house No. 2 for
the new .truck. ' .;
The council then adjourned till Thurs
day evening.
Taking the Veil.
Baltimobe, Oct. 3.—Helen Pauline Mc-
Masters, youngest daughter of Mr. Jas. A.
McMasters • of the Catholic Freeman's
Journal, New York, was received this
morning into the Carmelite convent. Arch
bishop Gibbons addressed the young lady
on the duties of her state of life and com
mended her for the sacrifice she was mak
ing of the world and its pleasures. Many
clergymen assisted at the ceremonies.
Steamship News.
New Yoee, Oct. 3.—Arrived: The Gen.
Weirder, from Bremer.
Hakbubg, Oct. 2.—Arrived: The West
phalia from New York.
H. C. Ives, of the St. Paul and Manitoba
road, has gone up the road. . •
G. M. Farnham, traveling passenger
agent of the Erie road, is in the city. .
Fifty Scandinavian emigrants for the
Northwest passed through Chicago Mon
day. They came by the state line steamer
Wheat is coming in quite rapidly at
Warren, running from twenty-five to fifty
loads per day, all No. 1 hard, for which
the farmers get from 83 to 85 cents per
A party of people who went out to the
Devil's Lake country last week write back
that they are much pleased with the land
at the narrows where they located. They
are erecting houses and preparing for win
Mr. Johnson, emigration agent of the
Manitoba road," has just returned from a
flying trip to Portland on the Green river.
Six months ago there was not a house
there. To-day it is a town of 800 people,
all prosperous, thrifty and happy, engaged
in all kinds of business. During the past
week they have had light rains up in that
country which has had the effect of caus
ing the roads to be bad, but has helped
along tab plowing. The wheat is all No. 1
hard, and there is a good deal of it com
ing in. There is a daily passenger through
train from St. Paul to Portland, which
leaves here at 8:40 p. m., reaching Port
laud at 10 a. m. This gives a person sev
eral hours in Portland.
Northern Pacific Changes.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
Chicago, Oct. 3.—Mr. C. T. Hobart,
formerly superintendent of the Dakota
division of the Northern Pacific Railroad,
having been appointed managing director
of the Yellowstone Park association, will
be transferred to Montana and placed in
charge of the National Park branch of the
Northern Pacific Railroad. Mr. J. T. Odell,
a gentleman of large experience in the
construction and operation of railroads,
and formerly superintendent of the Den
ver & Smoky Hill division . of , the North
ern Pacific Railroad, will take charge on
the retirement of the present incumbent.
The Minneapolis &■ St. Louis Annual.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Minneapolis, Sept. 3.—The annual meet
ing of the board of directors of the Min
neapolis & St. Louis railroad was held at
the offices of that road, in this city, to-day.
Following are the members of the board:
Benjamin Brewster, H. B. Bishop and David
Dows, of New York city; R.R.Coble and H.H.
Porter, of Chicago; A. B.Stickney and W.
R. Merriam, of St. Paul, and Hon. W. D.
Washburn and W. W. McNair, of this city.
All the members were present yesterday
except Messrs, Brewster and Dows. The
following were elected officers for the ensu
ing year: President, R. R. Cable; vice
president, A. B. Stickney; secretary and
treasurer, John Gaskell; executive com
mittee, Messrs. Cable, Washburn, Bishop
and Porter. About $7,400,000 stock of
the road, or about three-fourths of the en
tire stock, was represented.
Official Changes.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Oct. 3.—The Tribune to-day
says: Mr. J. A. Hanley, for some time past
superintendent *>f the Minnesota transfer
and Union stock yard of St. Paul, and
formerly agent of the Rock Island road
at Rock Island, has been appointed gene
ral freight agent of the Minneapolis &
St. Louis railroad in place of Mr. A. H.
Bode, who resigned to accept the position
of assistant to the president and control
ler of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Mani
toba railroad. As successors have now
been appointed to both Messrs. Bode and
Mohler, the St. Paul Globe, President
Hill's organ, ought to admit that the
Tribune did not publish "a malicious false
hood" when it announced about two weeks
ago that Mr. Bode had been appointed as
sistant to the president and Mr. Mohler
general freight agent of the St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Manitoba railroad.
Ricer News.
The river stands at three feet, one inch,
and is about stationary.
The Libbie Conger, of the Diamond Jo
line, will leave for St. Louis to-day.
The White Eagle, of the Davidson line
of electric light steamers, will leave Fri
day for St. Louis.
The electric light steamer of the David
son line, the Keokuk, will leave to-day for
St. Louis at 12 o'clock.
Port of Duluth.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Duluth, Minn., Oct. 3.—Arrived—
Wallula, Buffalo, 1,500 tons coal; barge
Egyptian and tow, 2,000 tons coal; pro
peller China. Buffalo, 300 tons merchan
dise; Manistee, Houghton, light.
Cleared—barge Hiawatha and two tows,
Buffalo, 89,000 bushels wheat; propeller
Campana, Collingwood, 10,000 bushels
California Viticulturists.
At a recent convention of wine-growers
in San Francisco a gentleman read a pa
per on '-Viticulture in its Relation to Tem
perance," and made, as the Call says, a
logical appeal for rational temperance.
The clergy of the two largest cities of
California are opposed to a viticulture
commission supported by state aid. as an
encouragement of an industry opposed to
the interests of temperance. "I wish."
said the lecturer, "that we could have the
clergy of San Francisco and Sacramento
with us to-night, that they might be
impressed with our personnel; that
we are not a lot of sots and
intemperate man. When I first became
interested in the subject of viticulture I
asked scientific and medical men why it was
that the people of France, who are the
most universal wine drinkers on the face
of the earth, are the most progressive,
economical and law-abiding citizens the
world can produce. I found . no. imme
diate answer to my inquiries. The French
'drink more wine than we do, but were una
ble to give any explanation why that fact
accounted, if it did at all, for the superior
industry of their people. It was not until
I got to London that I found an answer to
my question. There I learned that the
greatest foe to temperance .was not the
fine wines and brandies of France and
California, but the heavy and unfermented
beers of England and the adultered li
Why The Bride Cried.
[Brunswick Me. Herald.]
On the bank of the Kennebec .river, a
few miles below Bath, lives" an old lady.
Years ago she cried so violently when
about to be married that it was difficult
she could be pacified. On being interrog
ated as to the cause of her great grief, she
replied that it made her sad to think she
was to live so near the steep bank of the
river, where her children would daily be in
danger of falling over and being drowned.
The lady has now lived there about fifty
ears, and has never had child.
Tne Brilliant Wedding- Yesterday of the
Mayor of Grand Forks and One of St.
Paul's Fair Daughters.
One by one the fairest daughters of St.
Paul are wooed and won by adventurous
gentlemen from abroad. The brave men of
other parts of the gilded northwest visit
the metropolis, meet the fair maids and
are captured. Yesterday a bold captain
from the fertile Dakota valley, a man who
has won honor among his peo
ple, and filled his coffers- with
well-earned ducats by sagacious
investments in golden-grained acres, car
ried away a maid most fair to see, and
most estimable in character and accom
plishments. -.'/■}
At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon the im
mense cathedral was almost filled by
friends and acquaintances of Mayor M. L.
McCormack of Grand Forks, and Miss
Dell A. Lyons, the eldest daughter of Mr.
Maurice Lyons of" St. Paul, for the two
highly esteemed young people were about
to join their fates at the holy altar. No
cards were issued, yet the attendance was
one of the largest ever seen in St. Paul.
A handsome carpet was laid from the
curb to the main entrance of the church,
and just at the hour named the bridal par
ty arrived and passed over it to the. wide
portal. As the procession passed into the
temple, the organist, Prof. Manner, played
the delightful Bride's March, from Lohen
grin, and the audience turned to see the
brilliant coterie which slowly moved up
the aisle in the following order:
Misses Therese and Emma Lyons, two
pretty little sisters of the bride,
one arrayed in blue and the other
in pink, both carrying flowers.
Col. E. W. Grovsner, with Miss Annie
Lyons, elegantly attired in pink, . with a
hat of most stylish design, and bearing a
basket of choice flowers. Mr. J. H. Hanson
accompanying the second daughter, Miss
Frankie Lyons, who was very fascinating
in a blue silk costume, with exquisite
opera hat, and who also carried a beautiful
basket of fresh blossoms.
The bride's mother, in heavy brocaded
velvet, led by the handsome groom, Capt
The lovely bride, leaning on the arm of
her father. It is impossible to do justice
to the beauty of the fair spouse and her
elegant costume. Of a great delicacy of
feature with the brightest of bright eyes
and a refined intelligence of expression, it
is not a matter for wonder that she was at
tractive, but her many charms were aug
mented by the elegant arts of dressing,
so mysterious and so fascinating to the
sterner sex. A flowing bridal veil falling
from her wealth of coiffure enveloped a
most exquisitely elaborate costume of
cream brocaded silk, enriched by trim
mings of costly Spanish lace. Diamond
ornaments sparkled at ears and throat and
billowy lace encircled the fair neck. Fairer
bride never knelt before priest, and never
was loyely bride more worthily bestowed.
The ceremony, which was brief and in
teresting, was preformed by Rev. Father
Reilly, after which the bridal party de
parted to the majistic straias of the wed
ding march and drove to Mr. Lyon's resi
dence on Tenth street, The time inter
vening between the arrival of the party
from the church and the departure of the
happy pair for an eastern.trip, was passed
pleasantly in discussing a most elaborate
repast elegantly served. In the appoint
ments of the table and the variety and
delicious quality of the viands, the feast
has seldom been equaled in St. Paul. The
numerous bridal gifts were of the most
exquisite and costly description, and they
were prettily displayed. Many friends of
the young couple assembled at the depot
to wish them God-speed, and that their fu
ture will be prosperous and happy cannot
be doubted, for it is certainly deserved.
The Leading Conundrum of the Age
Satisfactorily Answered.
In June last Messrs. D. R. ■ Musselman &
Co. manufacturers of plug tobacco, of
Louisville. Ky., through their general
agent, Mr. W. P. Harrison, of Chicago,
offered an elegant silver set to any person
who would answer in the best manner to
the satisfaction of a committee of news
paper men, the question "Why is Boot
Jack the most appropriate name for a
brand of chewing tobacco ?" The time
fixed for examining the answers was last
evening at the Merchants Hotel, when
Mr. Harrison requested Capt.
H. A. Castle, Robert K.
Carr and T. S. White to act as a commit
tee to examine the answers sent in and de
cide upon their merits. The firm of Allen,
Moon & Co. have been handling the Boot
Jack brand of tobacco for some months
past, and naturally feeling an interest in
the result of the novel contest for the
beautiful and costly prize offered, Messrs.
Allen and Moon were present at the open
ing of the answers, together with a num
ber, of newspaper reporters and other dis
tinguished gentlemen. Over one hundred
answers were received but these were
whittled down by the committee to fifty,
and each member of the committee
scored his appreciation, of the different
answers in the ratio of 0 to 10. The five
highest number swere then taken and in
turn submitted to the invited guests on
the occasion. The fiscal result was the
award of the the Silver Tea Set to Mrs. H.
S. James No. 792, Lincoln avenue, St. Paul
her answer being:
'"Because there will be no mis(Miss)tak
ing it."
Before the final award was made howev
er, the party had the pleasure of hearing
Miss Etta Hawkins, daughter of our well
known citizen, Capt. Hawkins sing two or
three selections . with piano
accompaniment in the parlor . of
the Merchants. The young lady
was applauded again and again, "and but
for the lateness of the evening she would
have been kept singing for hours. After
the singing the party proceeded to the la
dies' ordinary where a splendid banquet
was spread, and an hour or so was spent in
discussing the elegant repast,* and the mer
its of Boot Jack tobacco. The entire occa
sion was one of social pleasure and Mr.
Harrison can rest assured that he will al
ways be warmly greeted in St. Paul by he
knights of the lead pencil, as well as by all
lovers of "Boot Jack tobacco." ..'.
Blaine 111.
Portsmouth, N. H., Oct. 3.—James G.
Blaine, stopping at York beach, was re
ported very ill yesterday and day before,
but was more comfortable last night. ■'". '.:
Senator Blair, of New Hampshire, says
he admires good Democrats for the same
reason that he admires the heathen. The
Boston Post saucily says: "We wish the
Democrats could return the compliment,
but we ; consider a good, honest, healthy
heathen greatly Mr. Blair's superior in
manhood, common sense- and freedom
from entanglement in embarrassing Peru
vian alliances." .
What Has Become of Stewart's Bones?—
Rich Men's Sons and the Disgrace They
Bring on Their Families—The : Heroine
of the Diamond Wedding.
FNew York Letter.]
Talking to a New York detective officer
to-day I asked him what had become of
the body of A. T. Stewart,—
"The best information that I possess,"
said he, "Is that it has not only never been
recovered by the family and executors, but
that it is not now in the possession of the
original thieves." '
"Well, who got it from them ?" said I.
"It is the understanding at police head
quarters," said he, "that a second band of
thieves, thinking that the body was a good
thing, stole it from the first. Probably
some of the persons privy to the robbery
took the body away from j those who had
been at the pains to dig it up and spirit it
"Well, how was Mrs. Stewart appeased
"Why," said the officer, "I suppose that
she thinks that the bones have been re
covered. She either thinks they have been
recovered, or does not inquire concerning
them. The fact is," said my friend, "That
after that robbery it became a question
among numerous wealthy persons in New
York what to do to prevent a spoliation of
other tombs of the same class. You know
that immediately after the robbery in St.
Mark's churchyard the tomb of the Van
derbilts at Staten Island was watched, and
so were several other tombs of conspicu
ous persons. They all got tired of pay
ing special watchmen, because it looked as
if they might have to watch tombs for a
period of years, and every rich man that
died would require two live ones to look
after his bones, a thing not very palat
able to heirs. Consequently notice was
sent to Judge Hilton that he ought to pay
any reward for the return of Mr. Stewart's
bones, whether Mrs. Stewart wanted to do
so or not. The understanding is that
Judge Hilton and other gentlemen pacified
Mrs. Stewart in some way. You know the
coffin of StewAt was not carried off by
the thieves at all. They merely took the
plate from the top and a piece of the
cloth, and took out the body. Some pre
sume that the coffin has been set in the
new cathedral at Garden City without the
real bones, but nobody wanted fo look
into it."
While talking to this officer we were pas
sing up the New York bay. On the Long
Island shore side is a red brick building.
He remarked: "That is»the King's county
inebriate asylum. Any person sent there
has to be committed by law for drunken
ness habitually, and after that his friends
can pay large sums of money and have
him accommodated with special, often lux
urious rooms. The officer mentioned the
son of a very conspicuous man who died
long ago, worth several million of dollars,
a man one time mentioned in the newspa
pers as an available candidate for presi
dent of the United States. He said:
"There, till recently, Mr. — 's son
served a term for habitual drunkenness.
His father left him $10,000 per year,
which was equivalent to being cut off in
the will. The son was drunk for years,
and »although he is out of the asylum,
abroad has been drunk a great ever
In reference to another rich man's son
the officer said: "He has not been ho me
for four- years. His father, who has a very
large income, found that he, in a fit of
recklessness, had deliberately married
a prostitute in a public
house, having the ceremony performed
there. They had barely got him out of
that scrape when it was found that he want
ed to marry an upper servant in his
father's house. Consequently the young
man was sent to Europe and was kept lib
erally supplied with money, but is not al
lowed to come home."
"Well," said I to the officer, "do rich
men's son's in New York give them much
trouble of that kind
"Yes, in a number of cases—a majority
certainly— son's of rich men in New
York turn out worthless or worse. Their
parents have no time to devote to their
children, being engaged in the battle with
their own generation for wealth and
power, and they furnish their sons with
money, preferring to let them have money
rather than be a source of annoyance. The
sons go out and make another world from
that they have at home. They find their
way to some dive or costly house of lewd
entertainment, where they are flattered,
courted and solicited for money and pres
ents, until they consider it, frequently,
smart to play the landlord, the "husband,''
or the distinguished friend, and the first
thing their parents know there is a large
bill for wine, etc.,and suddenly the money
making sire awakens to find his son a com
plete wreck, sapped in principle and self
respect — in bodily . strengthand
utterly averse to woman under the whole
some restraint of matrimony."
In the course of the conversation the
name of Madame Oviedo, the heroine of
the diamond wedding of twenty-five years
ago, and who recently married again, was
mentioned. An authority present re
marked: "From w^at I hear, Madame
Oviedo has no great • amount of money.
She has probably the wedding presents
given her by her first husband, but it is the
social talk among ladies who know her
that she merely has enough means to live
in a hotel respectably. She is a very mea
gre woman now. and well nigh fifty years
of age. She lately married a German,who
is said to be in the Mexican military ser
vice, and in the newspapers he was called
a count or baron. That means nothing at
all in Germany, because for the last cen
tury or so it has been allowed in Germany
to call every son of a beggarly noble-man
by the title of his parents, and each of
these sons call their sons by the same title.'
Consequently German; nobility is no no
bility at all, but a mere sham and mob'-'of
barons, counts, princes, etc." '
The Ohio State Journal has the follow
ing account • of a queer character: There
has just died near Kingston, Ohio, one
John Elcholtz,' who was one of the "most ec
centric individuals known in this > section.
He came here when quite young, and being
a hard-working man, he accumulated about
$100,000. For many years he has not sold
a bushel of wheat, as he claimed the
market would rise, and there are now in
his- grain bins thousands of bushels of
wheat, some of' which has been there for
more than twenty years. Mr. Elcholtz
was 72 years old, and although he waited
this long, the "grim monster" was ahead of
the rise in the wheat market.
It is estimated there will be a surplus of
about §2,000,000 in the . appropriations
made for the star route service the last fis
cal year.
Stand from Under.
Mens', Yoflths', Boys' anfl GMlflrens Clotlimfi.
Our stock is unusually large this season, all new and fresh manu
factured, and will be sold on the PRINCIPLE OP READY PAY
AND LOW PRICES. xxx, * .ir-a. x
People from the cityand surrounding country will do well to call
on us before buying elsewhere, and thereby save from 10 to 25 per
cent. All we ask for is a fair comparison with competitors in
QUALITY, MAKE and PRICES, and we are sure of your custom.
P. S.—Be sure and don't forget the place.
Corner of Third and Minnesota Streets, St. Paul.
Edwin Thome Beats His Record at Phila
delphia—Other Interesting Racing Ev
ents—Base Kail.
Turf Events.
Pailadelphia, Oct. 3.—Fall trotting
meeting at Belmont park. 2:40 class.
Tempest ....; 1 i i
John Davis.. 2' 2 3
Carrobasset 3 3 2
Harry 4 4 4
Harry H.'..'.'.';.' .*.'".'.'.' \ [ "." [."." .* .* dist.
Time—2:32}.|.2:32%, 2:32, 2:32^.
Special purse, Edwin Thome with run
ning mate to beat 2:19. • .
Edwin Thome 2 2 1
* Time—2:19%, 2:20%, 2:18%. ' * '
Class 2:23.
Florence 1 3 3 1 1
Flora • 3 2 12 2
Lucrece 2 1 2 3 3
Time— 2:23)^,2:24%, 2:23%, 2:25.
Jerome Pass, Oct. —First race, mile
and a quarter, Free Gold first, Aella second,
Hilarity third. Time 2:16%.
Second race, 1% miles, Miss Lumley
first, Amazon second. Elkhorn third. Time,
Third race, % mile,- Breeze. first, Cyril
econd, Bella third. Time. 1:20.
Mile and an eighth, Parole first, Spring^
field second General Monroe third. Time,
2:01*4. Mile Rohte and Vagrantscre
started, and the former won easily. Time,
1:55. Day Dawn and Gimlet started in the
hurdle race, one mile. The riders seemed
afraid to trust the green horse, and ap
proached the hurdles cautiously. Gimlet
won. A claim of foul was disallowed.
Steeple chase, full course, Ike Bonham
first. Harr Gow second, Bernardine third .
Time, 4:30.
Chicago, Oct. 3.Opening day of the
Chicago driving park fail race meeting.
Weather cool and bright, track fair, at
tendance light. Seven-eighth mile all
ages: Aralon first, Lord Lyon second, Dave
Yandell third. Time 1.29%.
Prairie stakes, three-quarter, mile for
two-year-olds: Murmur first. Idle Pet sec
ond, Blackhal third. Time 1.17)£.
Illinois stakes, one and one-half mile,
for 3-year-olds: John Sullivan first, Ruth
second, Ranger third. Time 2.42. Mile
heats of all ages: Harry Gilmore first,
Brigand Belle second, J. N. Norton third.
Time— 1.45, 1.46%. Thursday will
be derby day. No charge at the gate.
Manchester,N.H., Oct. 3.—Hosmerwon
the single scull race. Courtney in an ex
hibition pull beat the time of the race.
Rifle Shooting.
New Yobk, Oct. 3.—Col. Bodine was
elected captain of the international mili
tary rifle team, to shoot in England in
1883. The colonel suggests that he be re
lieved of the duty of choosing men. To
superior guns and longer experience at
long range shooting, is attributed the vic
tory of the British.
York, Oct. 3— The prize fight be?
tween Elliott and Tug Wilson is off. Tug
telegraphs he will not return to America.
Elliott got the forfeit of $1,000.
Rase Ball.
At New YorkChicagos 3, Metropolitans
2. ' -! ■--"■•'
At Philadelphia—Troys 3, Philadelphias
At St. Louis —Louisvilles 3, St. Louis 4.
"Our Wild Indians "
No white man is more widely known
among the Indians than Col. Dodge, who
is always spoken of by them as the "Big
Child." His new work, "Our Wild In
dians," on the title: page of which Gen.
Sherman's name also appears, was under
taken by him at the urgent solicitation of
many distinguished men. It was not, how
ever, until Gen. Sherman offered to write
an introduction to the work, and to give
the volume his official sanction, that Col.
Dodge consented to undertake it. It is the
first authentic account of our wild Indians
that has been written for nearly forty
The author writes from the stand-point
of actual personal experience, and it is in
teresting to note in this connection the ex
ceptional opportunities of observation he
has enjoyed, as will be seen from the fol
lowing statement of facts:— Dodge
was graduated from West Point in 1848.
and was at once assigned to active duty 08
the Texas frontier among the crafty and
cunning Comanches. From that time un
til his last campaign against the Utes, in
1880, a period of thirty-three years, his life
has been spent in direct personal contact
with the wildest Indians of the "Far West."
In this third of a century he has had inter
course with thirty-four different tribes hav
ing fought his way foot by foot through In
dianl and over ground never before trodden
by the foot of a white man. His position
as a high commanding officer in the U. S.
army, and leader t of. many ' important; ex
peditions against -the'; Indians, has' given
him opportunities for study | and : observa
tion, such as has never before fallen to the
lot of a white man, and such ; as ] no one in
civil life could possibly command. ' f'' 1
In this volume of 650 pages, Col. Dodge
aims to give a truthful ".and minute ac
count of "our wild Indians" of the pres
ent day; to vividly describe their actions!,
habits, customs, religion, manners and
amusements as practiced by them now in
the uncivilized regions of their uninvaded
country ;'to give graphic accounts of thrill
ingjand exciting adventures among them
to narrate daring exploits and hair breadth
escapes, not only from his own experience,
but from that of . other white men and of
Indians also; and to record desperate en
counters and hand-to-hand combats,. sud
den surprises, remarkable defences' and
heroic achievements incident - to
frontier life. In all of this
Col. Dodge ; has succeeded most
admirably, and he has produced: inoom-
parably the most exhaustive and truthful
account of "Our Wild Indians" ever writ
ten, and undeniably one of the most thrill
ing and fascinating books of personal dar
ing and romantic adventure ever pub
lished. His narrative is spiced with many
graphic accounts of famous scouts and
guides; of trappers, frontiersmen, squat
ters, squaw-men, Texas cow-boys, miners,
gold hunters, border ruffians and desper
adoes, and their adventures and wonder
ful achievements are fascinating pen-pic
tures of life in our Indian country. "Truth
is stranger than fiction," and most essen
tially so in this thrilling record of Thirty-
Three Years' Experience.
Gen. Sherman truthfully says in his in
troduction:— is the first attempt of
which I have knowledge to treat him (the
Indian) as he ex^ts in fact. You have had
the experience of a third of a century in
absolute contact with the various tribes of
our Indians from the British line to Texas,
New Mexico and Arizona, hunting with,
them in peace and in war. It is by far the
best description extant of the habits, man
ners, customs, usages, ceremonies, etc., of
the American Indian as he now is. You
are hereby authorized to use my name as
authority for its publication and circula
tion; and I invite all persons to read this
book carefully."
The book is both profusely and magnifi
cently illustrated. Its list of steel-plates
includes portraits of the author, and of
Gen: Crook, Gen. Miles, Gen. Custer. Gen.
McKenzie, etc., and there are many superb
full-page engravings on wood. But the
crowning feature of the illustrations are
the magnificent full-page chromo-litho
graph plates. These are printed in differ
ent colors, from ninety engraved stones,
and represent weapons, ornaments, instru
ments, f ac-similes of Indian drawings, and
remarkable objects of interest and curios
ity too numerous to mention. The Smith
sonian Institute at Washington is largely
indebted to Col. Dodge for its extensive
collection of Indian objects, collected by
him in the past thirty-three years.
After a careful and critical examination
of Col. Dodge's great work, we can truth
fully say that it combines in an unusual
degree great value and the most thrilling
interest; uniting both with magnificent
illustrations. It is a rare treat to look at
the latter. In every respect it is a thor
oughly first class work, and as such we call
the special attention of our readers to it,
and we advise them to get it at the very
first opportunity. Once begun it will not
willingly be laid aside till the last page is
finished. It is sold at a low price, but is
for sale only by subscription through can
vassing agents.
The widow of the late Senator Carpenter
has returned to her old home in Milwau
kee, with her son and daughter.
Mr. Bright has given up all idea of ever
visiting the United States. He is a great
admirer of this country.
Gfiristmas & Birthday Cards
Largest Assortment in the Northwest. Call early
St. PanlBofll&utatenGo.
Headquabtebs Minnesota Democbatic )
State Centbal Committee, £
St, Paul, Sept. 18, 1882. )
At a meeting of the Democratic State
Ceneral commitfee, held at the Merchants
hotel, St. Paul, September* 19th, 1882, at
2:30 d. m.. on motion of Hon. C. Powell
...jamo, a delegate convention is called to
meet at Market hall, in the city of St. Paul,
on Tuesday, October 10th next, at 12 m.,
for the purpose of placing in nomination
a candidate for Chief Justice of the Su
preme Court of Minnesota, and that the
basis ef representation in said convention
is as follows: One delegate at large from
each county in the state, and one delegate
for each one hundred votes and major frac
tipn thereof, cast fqr the Democratic can
didate for governor in. 1881. .
The representation by counties is a3
Anoka,....-...; 5 Mille Lacs l
Becker,..:....'...'.. 2 Morrison, '..'.'. 7
', Benton, ..:......... 4 Mower,....'.. 5
Big Stone, 3 Murray, 2
Blue Earth,.........15 Nicollet, 6
Brown, .... .... 7 Nobles .'. '. 4
Carlton, 4 Olmsted '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. ill
.Carver, 9 Otter Tail,.. 6
Chippewa, I ... Pine, 2
Chisago,'..'.'. .......:2'; Pipestone,....*-.:'.- 2
Clay, ....!.;:.. ; J... 4 Polk,............... .4. '■
Cottonwood, .V./..I 2 Pope,.:............ 1'
Crow Wing,... 8 Bamsey, .'.2,1
Dakota,...V;.r...; 19 Redwood, .:.....". 2
Dodge;..;..:..;... 5 Renville, 4
Djuglas .....:...2 Bice, ..............14
Faribault, ....... 6 Bock,:.... ....". 2
Fillmore, '.'.". ......:' 4 -J. Scott, ........*.'.'' 15 ■
Freeborn, :......... 3 Sherburne, .......'.'. 2
Goodhue, :.::.'..-.'.': ■ 5" Sibley,..'. , . 6
Grant, ........ ~.-'.'";'. 2 Stearns,..:...... 23
Hennepin...........16 Steele......... "7
Houston, '.'......... 8 Stevens,......'.'. V" 6
Isanti,;.......... 1 St. Louis, "* 5
Jackson............. 1 Swift, ..;... •"*-*" 5
Kanabac,.:......... 1 Todd........ """* 3
Kandiyohi, . 3 Traverse,. ...'....'..'. 3
Kittson,............ 2 Wabashaw.... ' 13
Lac qui Parle, 1 Wadena, .......!!!! 2
Lake,... ' 1 , Waseca,.... '*' 8
Le Sueur,...:...... 19 Washington, '.}['.'.;'.' 13
Lincoln...... .2 Watonwan...... " 8
Lyons,............. 2 Wilkin,....;;. I; • . ' 1-
McLeod, .......... 8 Winona, ...... "22
Marshall,*...... 2 Wright,....: 13
Martin..............;2 Yellow : Medicine '.'.'. I
Meeker,."..........." 4 : .- . .
By order of the committee,
Fabius J. Mead, WM. CROOKS, •
Secretary. Chairman. ;^s

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