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TEE CAP STONE LAID.
_p_HP^__IPl_V^___PI__Bi^-«^Bni^H.
INTERESTING CS9JBMONT AT THE
NEW STAIR CAl'lTOZ YESTERDAY, j
The Masoni-y »mple^ed by the __..y_ns o7
til-- Cap Swine o'l Jii« Tower—Speech of
(Joy. • X-.il. i .1 a.. «1 _le'i>'ru .ce:«_gs by Gei.
SWey- A. .ate of Twenty-Ore Guns iu
Hon >:• t>« I lie O.-'tas'.o.i.
Ye_t__.i-_y marked another era in the !
tory of _.J:ii'ie..ot„; in laying the top stone J
of the ne.v c-initol bailding. Governor,
Hubbard did not feel like letting an ev.nt !
of this acts- pass without some den? • j
onsti '.lion, aad to that end he invited a
number of Hie le .ding citizens of theetat., I
together with tb stat_ and city otfi- err, to j
be present. Tne __m;net Light artillery j
was also ordered to be present to fire a _a:
lute of twenty-one guns in honor of the I
national colors, which were to be raised
over the top of the building immed"a
after the top stone of tbo edifice was J. _u.
The hour fixed for the ceremony w. 0 . 3
p. m., and at that hoar a large concou.;_e j
of citizens had gathered on the sidewa'. _i
surrounding Capitol square. The Emmet j
Light artillery, under command of Czy':.
MacCarthy, took po:"..ion on the Waba
shaw street side c . the building.
As the ceremony was to take place abr».o
the clouds, so to speak, and the space w ..
somewhat circumscribes., none but tlo^a
who had been spec'.ally invited were a*
lowed to climb the "golden &biir_'' over
135 feet up in tbe air. The means of
reaching tbe dizzy height were of a wry
temporary c"iaiacier, consisting of ladders,
and stairs hastily constructed, lt w?_
a long, tedious, au toilsome journey, and
many of the invited guests stopped at the
foot of the first ladder, among whom was
Mayor Hice. whose avoirdupois was too
much for the frail ladder. Ex-Governo .
Pillsbury weakened when he reached the
top of the main building. Ex-Governor
Sibley, however, was not dismayed, but
valiently followed in the footsteps of h:s
young successor and was among the first
to reach the top. Nearly all tbe state offi
cials as well as those of the city were on
hand.
Shortly alter 3 p. m. Governor Hub
bard called the assemblage to order and
spoke as follows:
gov. efobb-J-d's ___>n______
Gentlemen:—The erection of its cap"
tol building is au event of much interest in
the history of the state. It is one that
concerns in some degree every citizen of
the commonwealth- hence I have deemed
it appropriate that at this stage in the
erection of this structure, a modest cere
mony of this character should take place.
You are invited here to-day to witness the
laying of the last stone upon this tower,
which substantially completes the masonry
of the building. This is not so pretentious
an edifice as most states of the population,
wealth and resources of ours have provided
for, but considering the exigencies of the
situation, and the imperative necessity of
making some speedy provision for the ac
commodation of our state departments, I
think we will have a structure of which we
need not be ashamed. Tne old territorial
capitol completed in 1853, and standing
upon the site of this structure, was
destroyed by fire on the night
of March 1, 1881,. while
the legislature was in session. It was be
lieved immediately after the fire, that tha
foundation and a , portion of the walls of
the old building could be utilized, and a
moderate appropriation was at once made
with a view of restoring the building some
what after the original plan. It was found
upon a more thorough examination that
this could not be safely done. An entirely
new structure was therefore determined on
by my predecessor, Gov. Pillsbury, and the
plans of this building adopted by him,
the artistic beauties and harmonious pro
portions of which are the creation of the
fertile genius of Architect L. S. Buifington.
The foundation was laid in the spring and
summer of 1881. The later months of that
. year were so unfavorable for the prosecu
tion of building operations, that the rais
ing of the superstructure was deferred
until this year. Tne first brick was laid
on the 4th of last April, hence the work
from the first brick lain on the foundation
to this crowning stone that we lay to-day,
has been done in little more
than six months' time. When you. are in
formed that this structure contains
4,000,000 brick and 12,000 square feet of
cut stone, you can realize what has been
accomplished within that time. Much
credit is due the contractor J. S. Burris and
his energetic foreman in charge, Wm. Stiles,
for the vigor with which the work has been
pushed. When completed according to the
plans this tower will be surmounted by a
dome of beautiful design, but for the pres
ent it will be covered by a temporary roof.
The ground plan of the building meas
ures 154 by 182 feet. The main walls are
sixty feet from the foundation, and the
tower is sixty-five feet above the roof.
From the foundation stone of .the tower to
the top of the dome when completed, will
be about 200 feet. The structure will cost
when completed in all respects, not far
from §275,000. It is my present expecta
tion that such portion of the building as
may be required for the accommodation of
the legisla ure, will be ready for their use at
the time appointed for their meeting next
January. Unless the work is delayed or in
terrupted by something not now anticipa
ted, I feel confident this will be accom
plished. Other portions of the building
may not be ready for occupation until a
later date. I will now proceed to lay the
last stone upon this tower.
The capstone laid.
At the conclusion of his remarks the
governor stepped to the south west corner
of the tower and proceeded with trowel
and mortar to place the stone in place,
being the last stone or brick to be used in
the "new edifice. The proceeding which
occupied only a few moments was watched
with interest by the sixty or seventy
persons on the elevated platform, and the
ceremony could ba plainly seen by the
hundreds that lined the sidewalks nearly
one hundred and fifty feet below.
When everything was in place
-even to scraping off 'the
mortar, the governor turned to those sur
rounding him and said, "The last stone of
this new capitol building of our state i is
laid," and at the same moment the nation
al colors were run up on the temporary
flag staff at the northwest corner of the
tower, and simultaneously the gun of the
-Emmet Light artillery burst forth in its first
••salute of twenty-one guns in honor of the
nation's insignia. _ - :; '- -.*_' .
Hardly had the first gun been fired be
fore Gov. Hubbard said he noticed among
those present, Gen. H. H. Sibley, the first
.governor of Minnesota, and it was a happy
omen that he was present, and he had no
doubt that those present would be happy
to hear a few words from Minnesota's first
governor.
Gen. Sibley stepped forward in response
"to the call, and although he then occupied
a higher position (altitudinally speaking)
than he ever did before in his long, useful
and honorable life in Minnesota, be still
hal a few words to speak in behalf of the
state, whose foundations it may be said he
laid. He spoke nearly a. follows:
j gen. II IT.' SIBIiEX ADDKESS.
i Gcve .sou Eut-iABD: I am thankful to
yc. governor, for the invitation to witness
• the ceremony of placing" the crowning
j stone on the tower of this new capitol
building, which has risen from the ashes of
• the eld structure with marvelous rapidity,
i under your wise and energetic supervision.
i' I was present when the" former was com
: menced in early territorial days. I occupied
| the executive chamber within its walls as
i the first governor of tha state, and Hooked
! sadly upon it, as what was combustible of
j the structure was consumed by the flames.
! I am rejoiced that the venerable pile has
1 been replaced by a far more commodious.
! elegant and stately edifice.
' In this presence and on this occasion, it
j may not be amiss to revert to some of the
j facts connected with the original location
j of the capitol at. this point. I was the
; delegate in congress representing that.por
j tion of the territory of Wisconsin lying
' east of the Mississippi river now embraced
I in the state of that name when
! admitted into the Union. My chief duty
[ was to endeavor to procure the passage by
| congress of an act for the organization of
j Minnesota territory. It was the general
j desire of my not over-numerous constitu
j ency that St. Paul, St. Anthony and Still
1 water, they being the only villages then in
existence, should be designated, in the or
der mentioned, as the sites for the capitol,
the university, and the penitentiary re
spectively. The bill was drawn and intro
duced in the senate by Senator Douglas, j
.hairm-in of the committee on territories, j
. At my request, as I wished the prestige of
its passage by that body. I was astounded
to find when the bill was reported back to
the senate by the committee, that Mendota,
where I resided, had been substituted* for I
St. Paul, as the . capital. I hastened to
Senator Douglas to have the error correc- |
ted. 1 found him not disposed to make j
the change. He said he had visited this
region in person, and had fixed on Mendo- i
ta. at the confluence of the two rivers, as
the proper place for the capital, and that
he had selected Pilot Knob, which j
is a commanding - elevation back
of Mendota, for the public build.
It was only after earnest reasons_r__ee
and entreaty on my part that he, and the
committee, assented to reinstate St. Paul. |
The bill was got through both houses with
the efficient aid of Hon. H. M. Rice, Frank
lin Steele and others.
From this lofty tower can be seen the vil- j
lage which so narrowly escaped being
made famous, and the stone dwelling ;
which I built in 1836-7, and which is the j
o.'.est private residence in this state.
I will not dela n you longer with remi- :
niscence of the distant past. Coming here :
as I d".d when a mere youngster in 1831.
when there was not a single white settler
in what is now Minnesota and northern
Dakota, I have lived to take a more or j
less prominent part in all the phases
through which Minnesota has passed, to
_______ God she has redeemed her injured
financial credit before the world—and to i
participate in this last act which testifies
to the people of the state that their offi
cials will soon take possession of a new
and completed capitol building. St. Paul ;
is grateful to the legislature which
appropriated liberally to the object,
to ex-Governor Pillsbury for his friendly |
offices in her behalf, and to his excellency, j
L. F. Hubbard, for the energy and de
termination he has manifested in hasten
ing the completion of the structure. Let \
us unite in the hope and expectation that,
whatever legislation may be enacted, or
public business transacted within this
building in the years to come, may tend to
the advancement of our noble state in all
the elements of moral and material
wealth.
Gen. Sibley's remarks were listened to
with profound attention, and they were ]
the more impressive from the fact that
they were delivered amid the reverberating
salvos from Capt. MacCarthy's battery in
honor of the nation's flag, one hundred
and fity feet below.
This closed the formal proceedings and j
the comparatively small crowd made their ■
way down to terra fir ma to mingle their
rejoicings with those who had witnessed ;
the scene from far down below. The
whole ceremony, while modest and un- !
ostentatious, was replete with interest, e- j
pecially to a few old settlers who had
witnessed the laying of the corner stone \
of the old building from whose ashes the j
the new building has arisen.
The admirable and complete addresses
of -he first and last governors of the state,
leaves little in the way of history—past, j
present andit may also be said—to come j
to be said by way of newspaper comment,
and the Globe contents itself with record
ing the facts and loaves the new building
to the generations yet to come.
AN ARIZONA CAVE.
_______
Vast Depths as Yet Vwrplored—Promise
of Mineral Wealth.
[Tombstone Epitaph.]
Col. Gordon, an old time prospector and
a very _ intelligent man, arrived in town
a few days ago from the Mule mountains,
where he had been prospecting for several
months past. The colonel is a keen ob
server, and can determine the nature of a :
najural curiosity or a ledge of mineral
wi.'h equal facility. Yesterday he gave an
Epvrph representative particulars of the
discovery of an extensive cavern near the
foot hills of the Mule mountains, about a
mile and a half from Sheldon's ranch. It
is about six hundred yards southwest of
the main trail between here and Bisbee,
and not more than twelve miles from
he latter place, and sixteen from
ere. The cave was accidental
ly discovered by two young men
named Jonh Hilton and Bob Nelson, who
were prospecting. The mouth of the cav- *
ern is about three fee. and a half wide by
a foot and a half long, and continues down
fifteen feet about that size. It is not the
handwork of* man, as there is not the
slightest indication that a pick, bar or drill
was ever used in opening it. It has every
indication of being a water formation,
and is unquestionably a work of nature.
On one side of the aperture a vein of high
ly mineralized rock several inches wide is
plainly visible. The vein is crystalized
and copper stained, and gives indications i
of amounting to something handsome as
it goes down. * The cavern was discovered !
last Saturday, and the ledge immediate* v
located. The men secured the pick
et ropes attached to their - sad
dles and attempted to explore
the cave by descending by means of a
rope, tut having no candles it was deter
mined to abandon the idea until the day
after. Sunday Messrs. Hilton and Nelson,
accompanied by William Banning and
C.l. Gordon, visited the cave, and Hilton
was lowered by means of a rope. The
cave runs down at an incline of forty-five
degrees, and is uniform in size for fifteen
feet. It then opens out several feet and
continues uniform to a depth of ; twenty
five feet, when it opens into an immense
cavern, the dimensions of which are at
present unknown. The foot wall con.
tinues uniform all the way down, ap
parently, but the opposite side of the cav
ern could not be penetrated. A long
care jo pole was let down to Mr. Hilton and
he tied a lighted candle on the end of it,
and by that means tried to
gaze on the other .. side,
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING OCTOBER 17, 1882.
but could not satisfy his curiosity. There
wa3 not a loose rock on the wall, and
everything perfect. He was lowered
down to a depth of forty feet, and there
found another cavern branching off behind
the main chamber. Exploring it with his
light he found it to be a solitary chamber
about sixteen feet square, with perpendi
cular walls. That being the extent of his
rope, he was hauled to the top. He report
ed sein^ frequent signs of mineral, while
below, but could not determine the extent.
It was decided to lower Mr. Nelson, with
ins pocket loaded with stones, which ho
was directed to drop v, hen he reached the
end of the rope,* and listen, in order to
determine the depth of the cavern by the
sound. He dropped several of the
.tones successively, and heard them"
roll downward until" he, could - hear no
j longer. They certainly had not struck
bottom for seventy or eighty foot, or ho
j would, have heard them. He nest tried to
I fling a stone against the opposite wall, and
! was in a decree successful, and thinks so
I far as he could regulate the distance by
! sound, that it was not less than sixty feet
! away. Col. Gordon says that a party are
| preparing to thoroughly explore the cave
; on the ICth of this month. The shaft for
j the first fifteen feet where it is.narrow will
j L-3 opened out so as to admit a bucket, a
'■ windlass will be erected, and a couple of
, men lowered. -Calcium lights will also be
, '■ -cured iu order to throw lurid light on
' the extensive subterranean chambers. The
i discovery caused much excitement in Bis-
I b_e, and it is more than probable that an
i extensive crowd will be on hand on the
16th. M
Tii„ CODBXS.
• Supreme Court.
[__.*._ the Full Bench.]
Julia GiJbr _,._____, respondent, vs. John '
I A. Hunter. and Win. E. Hunter, appellants, i
I Motion of counsel for respondent to affirm i
: judgment of court below, aud of counsel i
i for appellant for leave to file a further _- j
', turn, denied, and thereupon the same was
'■ submitted and taken under advisement.
Anna M. Opsabel, administratrix, etc.,
of the estate of Ole W. Opsabel, appellant,
j vs. Samuel Judd, et al. Argued and sub
j mitted.
Albert SheSer, et al., respondent, vs.
| The National Life Insurance company of
! the United States of America, appellants.
i Ordered that the bonds in $7,000 of the
I defendant company as _ eenrity for the ap
i peal, heretofore made to the United States
| district court, be returned to the attorneys
| of the said company.
Adjourned to 9:30 this a. m.
})i.\t:i<t Court.
I
_____ CASKS.
[8a_oreJudgeB "*.]
A. K. Barnum, plaintiff, vs. Elizabeth
■ Hoffman,et ah; given to the jury.
COURT CASE.
. [1). To re Jadje S*moss.J
Antoiue Steingrober, plaintiff, vs. Maria
j Steingruber, defendant. Plaintiff's case
heard, whereupon counsel for defendant
| move. to dismiss. So ordered by the
j court.
Josephine McKentj, et aL vs. E. F.
j Drake, et al. Partially heard and contin
; ued to Saturday next.
Fred Faulkner, plaintiff, vs. Fred Rich
j ter, sheriff. On trial.
i'n>:,it.e Court.
[Before Juged O"<.orman.J
. Estate of George W. Armstrong da
; ceased, annual aceouuis filed.
Guardianship of Jacob Worm, petition
for appointment of guardian filed. Hear.
; ing November 1st 10 a. m,
Estate of Maria L. Pot.gie.-e-, deceased.
: Hearing for license to sell leal estate ad
'■■ journed to October 33d, ot 10 a. m. -
Estate of Timothy Bowen, deceased.
! Hearing on consented claims adjourned.
! Nov. 4th 10 a. m. H£_B
Estate of Fred B. Schmidt, deceased*
i License granted to sell real estate.
Insanity of Michael Fintagg, Christian
; Schille •, Robert Thompson, Andrew An
! derson," Peter Finkler. Christina Anderson,
i John Kelly, and Antone Schmitz. Infor
j matiou filed. Examination to-day a 12 in.
Estate of Geo. W. Armstrong, deceased.
j Annual account of trustees filed.
Estate of John E. Miller, deceased.- Ap
j praisers appointed.
Estate of Herman Wallraff, deceased.
: Appraisers appointed.
Estate of Joseph McConnell, deceased.
: Petition and final account filed. Hearing
; Nov. 10th at 10 a.m.
Municipal Court.
["Before 3-_J_n_ Rurr.l
Michael Moran, drunk and disorderly:
ten days.
D. Erskin, drunk; paid (5. •
D. Erskiu, carrying concealed weapons:
paid $5 and weapon forfeited.
; K. Wilson, drunk; paid $&
Geo. Gallagher, drunk; bail of $15 for
feited.
Wm. McLaughlin, drunk; five day..
W. Baker, drunk; bail of $10 forfeited,
John Gorman, drunk; ton days.
Gustavo Delhi assault and battery,ninety
days.
F. Herbstadt, drunk; paid $10.
- P. Keiiu, drunk; paid $5.
Jacob Phillips, disorderly; paid $10.
Henry Clark, disorderly; continued to
the 17th.
A. Martin, gambling; paid $2 costs and
discharged.
S. Blomquist, violating city ordinance;
bond in 100 given.
H. P. Rugg, violating city ordinance;
dismissed. * • *"
John Hanley, assault and battery; dis
missee.
D. Hell, robbery; contained to tl>u 17ib.
Discovery of the Temple of Ephesm.
At a London meeting to raise money
to complete the excavations at Ephesus,
Mr. Wood, the explorer, told how he dis
covered the famous temple.- No writings
existed to afford him tho slightest clew
to its whereabouts. But he hit upon an
inscription from the wail of _____ theater
te which St, Paul would have entered,
but "the disciples suffered him not"
This described a procession in which
certain images were carried from the
temple through the city gates. After
much search he found the gates, and
then at length hit upon the paved way,
worn into groves by the wheels of char
iots. Little by little he made progress to
the city of Ephesus, until he reached
the temple of the great goddess Diana.
The fragments of friezes and column
drums gave a glimmering idea of what
the whole must have been. They are
now in the British Museum.
• A Wonderful Salt Tela.
A very curious thing is a salt quarry,
discovered in Wyoming county, south
of Rochester, N. Y., near Gainesville.
They were boring for oil, and struck a
ledge twelve feet thick of pure orystei
salt. It lies in the ground hko a gigan
tic cake of ice, and can be taken out ac
clear and transparent that you can se_
through the cakes as if they were pur«
glasft It will be much cheaper to quarry
out this salt and grind it up than it is
to boil down the Syracuse, Saginaw oi
Turk's Island salt.. The mine is a sourc.
of infinite wealth to Wyoming county,
and one of the geological curiosities 61
the world.
A London clergyman of the West End
makes a charge of $5 a year to women
who want spiritual advice.
■ ■ ■
FIGURES THAT L.JY.D.
Scri-ius'Charges Jf/fl. irf _", P. -trier.
A Washington special to he New York
i 'World says: ' "Mr. Robert P. Porter, for
j merly special .census, agent, in charge of
! the compilations of wealth, debt, and taxa
! tion, and latterly statistican for the tariff
commie .ion, prep arid for ihe North Aim
ican Red* w in the spring of last year an
aiticle purporting to give the exact finan
cial condition of several of the southern
States. The figures therin given were re
garded as authentic,andths article.appear
ing at the time of Mahone's entry into the
senate, was frequently quoted in that body
by Republicans during the heated review
j of the financial "condition of the South
j provoked by Mahone's expository speech.
j It is now charged, with an array of cir
cumstances tending to fasten partisan mo-
I fives upon Mr. Porter, that the figures
! were not only inaccurate and unjust: to
i the South, but that when the fact of their
inaccuracy was brought to Mr. Porte.'s
attention he refused to accept the cor
rected figures, but ordered that the official
bulletins be made to conform to h.:s pro
j nunciameuto. The charges are brought
by the Critic in an article which says with
reference to the correct figures that when
inaccuiacies in tho North American article
were discovered one clerk called the atten
tion of his chief to the fact that the debt
of Tennessee was one-fifth less as compu
ted from the official sources than appeared
in this magazine article. c
"Well," said Mr. Porter, "that doesn't
matter; the official figures must conform
to the figures in the article."
"But.' exclaimed the clerk, with aston
ishment, "our report won't be accurate,
then." ' .
• Never mind," said Mr. Porter, "I will
take care of that.' I want those figures
just as they appeared in The North Amer
ican Review. If you don't do it I will do
it myself."
It was done, aud when the advance bulle
tins were sent out from the bureau for the
popular information, protests came pour
ing in from every southern "state,
to the effect that this finan
cial status was incorrectly giv
en by the bureau. It is understood
that Senator Harris, of Tennessee, was
one of the prot. slants against the alleged
condition of his state financially, but the
good work of census-making went on as
bravely as ever. The protests found con- j
temptuous sepulchre in the waste-basket -\
of the bureau.
Not only were the southern states mis
represented in this special department,
but the Pacific const states and territories
were made to suffer equally cruel wrongs.
The departmental .circulars which were
thrown broadcast over the country for infor
mation did not come in promptly from that
section, so their financial condition was
left largely to Mr. Porter's fertile imagi
nation.
The C.•,'.._ recalls, a'so, what has before
been published—that Mr. Porter's able
i work on the resources of the West was com-
I piled from data prepared especially for
| that purpose by twenty or thirty census
clerks daring regular oiiice hours, and that
when prepared the work was sent to Lon
don for publication, instead of being given
out in this country. Another charge
brought {'gainst Mr. Porters division is
that U-adstveet's commercial agency fig
ured extensively in the work, Mr. Porter
being, it is alleged, in the employ of the
firm at the time at a salary of §5,000 per
annum. One advantage of tins connection
was that some 400,000 of the firm's adver
i tisements were inclosed with the govern
ment circulars sent throughout the coun
try for statistical information. This must
have saved the firm at least §4,000 in post
age stamps,*besides being one of the finest
advertising dodges ever consummated.
Fuither disclosures in this line are prom
ised, _e_OJ3 enough it is predicted, to war
rant a congressional investigation at the
coming session.
The tension List. Wj^M
The annual report of W.W.Dudley,
commissioner of pensions, shows that at
the close of the fiscal year ended June 30,
1882, 285,6*.5 pensioners had been classified
as follows:
Army invalids.. 173,138
Army widows, minor children, and
dependent relatives 76,448
Navy invalids ...**. 2,361
Navy widows, minor children, and
dependent relatives 1,953
Survivors of the war of 1812 7,134
Widows of those who served in the
war of 1812. 24,661
The names of 2Z,C64 new pensioners
were added « to the ro'ls during the year,
and the names of 649 whose pensions had
previously been dropoed were restored,
making an aggregate increase to the rolls
of 28,313. The names of 11,446 pension
ers were dropped from the rolls for various
causes, leaving a net increase for the year
of 16,867 pensioners, at the close of the
year the pension paid to each pensioner
averaged ( 102.70, and the aggregate an
nual value of the whole roll $29,342,101.62.
The report says: "The annual payment of
pensions exceeds the annual value by sev
eral millions of dollars —that is to say, the
total amount paid for pensions during the
year, exclusive of the arrears due in such
pensions as were allowed prior to Jan. 25,
1879, was $53,924,566.20; the difference
between this sum and the annual value
being the arrears due in new pensions com
puted from the date of _ discharge in the
case of an invalid soldier, and from the
death of the soldier where pension was al
lowed to the widow or others.
The amount paid during the year upon
first payments to new pensioners was
§26,421,669. This amount was paid to
27,703 pensioners. R—8
The report gives in detail the operations
of the bureau covering the period since
[ 1861, the tables being arranged by years
j lor the purpose of ready comparison. A
j table has also been prepared which shows
i the number of pension claims filed and
I allowed since 1861, and the disbursements
Ion account of pensions since 1862. This
| table shows'that the total number of claims
! tiled during the period mentioned was
| 837,301; the total number allowed, 472,776,
i and the aggregate disbursements • made,
I s.-<..).641,o24.75. Included in this amount
j is the sum of $25,234,232.1.5 paid to pen
■ sioners for and on account of services ren
; dared during the war of 1812.
Another table shows that there are 290,
i 996 eJaims for pensions now pending, and
: 75,268 on the rejected files ox the office.
This .exhibit also shows that there were
j 75,087 claims filed during the last fiscal
year.- The special' examination system
substituted by congress at.the, suggestion
j of the commissioner for the "special ser
j vice," is said to be giving great satisfac
i tion. On this subject i he commissioner says:
j "The new system does away with : the ; ex
' parte evidence foiiiierly in use, so that the
claimant is now afioriieU the opportunity
| co face the witnesses, and to appear in per
sou or by counsel in tie examination of
: iiis case."' The expenses incurred in this
service- during the jear amounted to $88,
275,23, while the g-o.-o saving lb the'gQV
._u__eut resulting from tne adoption of
rhiii'sy-tem was about .--45,183."7:'"•"_*;.-.:__.:•
An obituary notice in a Mormon papei
in Salt Lake City closes touchingly;
"He leaves nine widows and thirty.
eight children to mourn his. irreparable
loss."
I Smith discovered after marriage that
his wife wrote'. poetry, but he couldn't
. do anything about it then—he had taker
> her for better or verse. ,
OFFICIAL.
ProcGofllngs or tbe Board of WW.
Regal Sleeting.
St. Paul, Oct. 2,1882.
President Wheaton in the chair.
Present, City Attorney Murray, City. En
gineer Rundlett, Dr. Stewart and Mr. Presi
dent. ~..««8B__E ||pMMBB__HBi
Minutes of previous meeting read and
approved.
The Health Office, reported 150 deaths
during the month of September, 1882.
Inspector Meyerding reported that he
had placarded fifty-one diphtheria, two
varioloid and two scarlet fever signs. Also
that he had sent two small-pox pa.iei.-ts to
the pest house, and that 1357 loads were ,
sent to dumping ground. All during the '
month of September, 1882.
Inspector Patterson reported 121 nuis
ances abated, five persons arrested for
maintaining nuisances, $23 in fines col
lected through Municipal courtall for
month of September, 1832.
Hep. accep'.d.
A 'communication .ro-n Philip Crowley
in reference to slaughter house on the i
Dodd road was received and ordered on
file.
. Claims approvedB. Michael & Co.,
$56.32; J. H. Stewart. $2.80.
Adjourned.
C. A. Wheaton, Jr., Prest
Tnos. A. Pkesdebgast, Sec'y.
A Beautiful Hairdresser.
Newport correspondence: By far the
most beautiful girl in all Newport at pres
ent is ..Boston hairdresser. About all the
male admiration in the entire casino yes
terday afternoon was bestowed upon her,
and she received it with the unconscious
grace and dignity of an ideal duchess.
Her father was a bricklayer, I am told,
her mother was a washerwoman, and she
herself ended her schooldays at th. age of
thirteen to earn her own living. And there
she is, a bright-skinned brunette, with big,
melting black eyes, abundant, jetty hair,
regular features, a tall, shapely, well-car
ried figure, and perfectly lady."ike man
ners. She works busily and quite - profit -
ably at h.nie,but is now out for a holiday,
and when a woman loftily sent for her to
come and dress her hair, meaning an insult,
she wrote back: "I regret to say that it is
impossible. I did not leave my shop as
long ago as you did your slaughter-house,
but I am for the time being quite as far
away from it." The fact was that the
woman had more than twenty years ago
been a practical worker in the Boston
pork-packing house in which her husband
founded his fortune.
While speaking of this beautiful hair
dresser let me describe her toilet of yes
day, because it illustrates a prevailing elab
orate style of afternoon costuming at New
port. The material was i. ory-white surah,
shirred for a quarter of a yard from the
waist downward in close quarters, so that
it showed every action of the hips. The
fullness from the gathers was arranged in
pleats, which extended to the edge of the
sk^-t, where they were met by a fall of
wl-.te lace put on in coquilles. The bodice
and paniers were white nuns' veiling,
trimmed with lace. A small capo, made
of row upon row of oriental lace, reached
just - below the shoulders. Her hat was
completely covered with the same lace
garniture, to the exclusion of any other
trimming, and her white satin parasol had
several lace ruffles as a bordering. Not a
touch of color was seen, and the effect was
that of just such simple elagance as mc it
of the fashionable Newport girls strive
after.
Folleti's Folly.
[Boston Cor. Hartford Courant.]
Alonzo Follett, the failed New York
broker, furnishes an example of the signal
success that attends some of our New Eng
land men in New York, in a business way,
which only a portion of them are able to
sustain. He was a quiet boy in school and
a modest young man. His first start in
business resulted in a bad failure in one of
our country towns. Then he went to New
York to live altogether, and I lost sight of
him for years. In my annual excursions
to the town in which he and I were boys
together, I have been shown of late evi
dence of his wealth in the form of a castle
like edifice which he had constructed in
the midst of the quietest conceivable rural
neighborhood. It grew year by year.
When I saw it three years ago this fall,
the place was a feast for the eye, not so
much in the edifice itself-—which was in
bad taste—as in the beauty of the grounds,
to add to which acre after acre of pasture
land had been reclaimed and swamps had
been drained in all directions. And the
buying of the land still went on. The vil
lagers said Mr. Follett had spent over
$150,000, and the impression prevailed that
he was not to stop until he possessed a
domain a mile square. Bnt the money
making machine is strained too tensely.
Only a few days pass and the telegraph
flashes ever the news of tbe broker's fail
ure. This is the end of an ambition for a
great estate and of other schemes of per
haps greater magnitude.
„Bu__iuraiba."
Quick, complete cure, all annoying Kidney,
Bladder nd Urinary Bissases. $1. Druggists.
A Railroad Story.
[Lodon Society.]
A few years ago au enormously wealthy
banker was traveling from Munich to
Vienna by rail. In the same carriage with
himself was a gentleman accompanied by
a friend. The stranger was of pleasing
manners, and the purse proud banker at
length condescended to enter into con
versation with him, and gradually even (as
he himself expressed it) took a liking to
"the man." He even went so far to say at
last, "You seem to be a good sort of fel
low and a gentleman. Look here, I am
going to Vienna to see my daughter, who
is married there, is awfully rich and keeps
a tiptop house. I will introduce you to
her." The stranger thanked him, and
mentioned that, by a curious ' coincidence,
he, too, was travelling to Tienna to see
his daughter. "Your daughter, indeedl"
said the banker with considerable arro
gance."and pray.who may she be ?""The em
press of Austria," was the calm reply* The
stranger was the Duke MaxmilUan of Ba
varia, father of the present empress of
Austria and the ex-queen of Naples, the
companion was his aid-de-camp. It is
needless to add that the millionaire ut
terly collapsed."
Captured by a Rattlesnake.
It is so seldom that rattlesnakes perform
a public service that an exception to their
general line of conduct is worth re cord
ing. For years a moonshiner named
Charles Folias has operated an illicit still
in a secluded cavern among the mountains
of North Carolina. The officers have
wasted a great deal. of valuable time in
searches after his retreat,. but seemed no
nearer._ a discovery.. A week ago FoUas
ascertained that they were in his neighbor
hood, and accordingly .withdrew to his
cavern. As he entered its mouth he came
upon a nest of rattlesnakes in the full en
joyment of squatter sovereignty. After a
hurried attempt to kill them with a dipper
of boiling corn juice, he accepted the only
alternative, backed,' out ; of the cave, : and
surrendered with the remark: "Gentle
men, I want it understood ; that . I was
forced to surrender on account of the \ in
fernal 'snakes _ inside, and you deserve no
credit for ii" -: ~;3l9_EH_-__-F!_H__BE3H
___r*No woman really practices economy unless
she see the Diamond Dyes. Many , dollars can
be saved everyjyeai. . Ask the druggist.
What Perils might eoine Out of .a •
Tunnel.
iTbo scheme to tunnel the Channel has
excited great alarm, and called /out for
midable remonstrances in England.
The objection' most prominently urged"
against the. proposed work : is ,- that it
would expose the country, to a constant
menace of invasion or treachery. The
French'might fill the tunnel* at any time
with soldiers in the guise of innocent
passengers, and seize - the English ap
proaches so firmly that it would be im
possible to shake them off, before the
people had begun to imagine that dan
ger was near; and the Irish republicans
might form a league : with , the French,
and, seeing that the telegraph wires
were cut, destroy communication within
the kingdom, thus increasing the danger,
which, as it was previously presented, j
seemed as great as.it possibly could be.
The single defense of the English would
be the power of blowing up the tunnel
suddenly and unexpectedly, and what
would that power be worth? The pre
mier might think himself justified in
destroying twenty millions of property
and impairing twenty-two millions more
* * * but also he might not. He might
bo an undecided man, or a man expect
ing defeat by the opposition, or a man
paralyzed by the knowledge that the
tunnel was full of innocent people whom j
his order would condemn to instant
death in a form which is at once most
painful and most appalling to the ima
gination. . * * * The responsibility would
be overwhelming for an individual, and
a cabinet, if dispersed, takes hours to
bring together. The danger of panic,
to which the people and market would
be constantly exposed, in the view of
such apprehensions as these, is one the
effects of which would be real. Such
abjections to the tunnel have found for
mal expression in a remonstrance which
has been signed by men whose names
_arry. weight everywhere, and have at
last brought about a suspension of
the project. A very curious objection,
which Americans can hardly appreciate,
is suggested in "The Spectator." It is
that the tunnel would turn England
into an outlying peninsula of the Euro
pean Continent, and "would be almost
purely mischievous, as slowly destroy
ing the insularity and separateness of the
national character."
Flesh Eating no Sin.
Mr. "W. Mattieu Williams gives a
pointed answer, in the "Journal of Sci
ence," to the protests of a vegetarian
writer against eating animal food, on the
ground that it involves cruelty to living
beings. No 'animals, he says, enjoy
. more comfortable life, or are better
cared for, than those we keep for food.
If we did not eat them, they would be
exterminated, for they would not be able
to take care of themselves. Yet, in the
very sight of the wonderful animal hap
piness that they enjoy,"the sentimen
tal vegetarian advocates the extinction of
all the pastoral bliss that has been a
leading theme to poets of all ages."
The final killing of them is in accordance
with the order of nature, and, if we are
to be denounced for it, the Creator must
also be denounced for giving life, and at
the same time making death one of its
necessary conditions. Then, if the kill
ing is wrong, the vegetarian kills on a
far more extensive scale, "for the boil
ing of a cabbage involves the immola
tion of innocent slugs and caterpillars,'
and tens of hundreds of thousands of
aphides are sacrificed in topping a row
of broad beans, to say nothing of the
millions of Colorado beetles that have
been mercilessly murdered in order that
ruthless, selfish man may satisfy his
greed for potatoes."
An Iowa Quaker knew full well that
he wonld be made the recipient of a
vigorous charivari when he embarked on
the perilous sea of matrimony, so he
arranged a dozen hives of able-bodied
bees along the portico, near which he
knew the serenaders would come. The
serenade came, as he expected. Lean
ing out of the bedroom window, he upset
the beehives and hastily withdrew.
"There wasn't one of theLi bees," re
marked the Quaker next day, "that
would let up on a man under three
miles."
An Eclmburg professor, being driven
to church, was asked a double price, and
he demanded the reason: The cabman
told him it was to discourage traveling
on the Sabbath.
"Boy," said a stranger to a lad who
was blacking his boots in front of a
hotel yesterday. "If I should give you
a dollar would your first impulse be to
go to the circus?" "No sir." was the
prompt reply, "My first imonlse would
j be chat it was a counterfit biill"
A Tree That Has to Work Its Passage.
It would be difficult to enumerate the
many and various uses of the cocoanut
palm. From the juice of the blossom
and of the fruit the Siogalese makes hia
toddy; the milk of the nut is his bever
age, and the kernel, beside the valuable
oil it yields, is prominent as an article
of diet. Even the refuse from the oil
presses serves as food for his poultry and
cattle, and where partly decomposed as
manure for the very trees from which
it came. The husks are his fuel, the
shells his vessels, and in the coir he finds
a suitable fiber for his ropes and nets.
The leaves provide him with dishes, a
roof above his head and a shelter from
the sun, while a slip of the bark acts as
a simple bolt. After all this array there
is still the trunk, which furnishes mate
rial for his house, his furniture, domestic
utensils, fences, boats, and lastly, his
coffin. ."WW
J. 6. Bennett's Home.
James Gordon Bennett has no other
home than Newport. His house is a
massive stone structure, not built in the
present somewhat showy style, but
elegantly appointed and in perfect taste.
Here no money is spared for real ele
gance and comfort. The house is worth
about $100,000. In it he keeps a fa
mous chef, and his friends offend him if
they do not use house, chef and servant.
as freely as if it were a hotel' He keeps
fourteen; horses, and every style " c.
vehicle, from a coach to a village cart
He usually iides himself in the'little nu
painted village cart, and puts his stables
at the disposal of his friends. 1 Mr. Ben
nett is much liked here. He is more be
loved than liked by a large number of
people who are :" lus beneficiaries. He
does more good in a qniet way than anj
man I know of.— Letter* from Newport.
:' ______ in responsible situations cannot,
like those in private life, be governed
solely by the dictates of their 'own incli
nations, or by such motives as can only
affect themselves. Washington,
1 ti. t -■_'■■-■
J Life in Japan. . - ._ - ■.
: .In Tokio there is a large Government
paper-making ."and"'" money-printing
establishment, w^ere hundreds of labor
ers and operatives are engaged. In con-.
nection with . the works : there j is an eat
ing-house, "',-where food' is supplied to all I
who desire to obtain their meals on the";
premises. The. scale of prices for a
meal is from one ; and . one-half cents;to ]■
six cents. The lowest wages paid is ten'
cents a day. It will bo seen,'that. the _
laborer working for the smallest stipend
can get all the food required for a small
proportion of his earnings. All the
operatives in this establishment are good •
specimens of what Japanese food will do
in the way: of sustaining "strength. and;
robust health. No more healthy set of:;
men and women or youths: can be seen .
in any part of the world none more
capable of enduring i the strain and drain':•
upon the system that continuous labor
entails. Your correspondent has taken.,
the trouble to ascertain the measure
ment of the lower limbs of a number of _■
the draught coolies in Yokohama, and he
is able to assure you that, by actual meas
urement, very many of these chaps have
a calf to their leg measuring seventeen
inches and even larger, the height of the
men being not over five feet and four of V
five inches. It takes good strong food
! to put such muscle into the frame of the
human being, and that' of the Japanese ,
: does it. ________4__$9__£
Doubtless had not the, long centuries
\ of seclusion from the outside world com
pelled tho Japanese to marry, and inter- 5
marry among themselves as \ they have, :
they would show a much taller race than
they now do. > Every species of - animal
life is dwarfed from the same cause of i
interbreeding. The cattle are small,
and the horses are much smaller than
the California mustang; in fact, they
can only be called ponies.. There may,
perhaps, be ; yet another cause for the
short stature of the race. Their inter
necine wars have destroyed the lives of
myriads of the fighting population. It
is known that the wars of Napoleon
served to shorten the stature of the
French people very materially, and
doubtless the destruction of life caused
by war has effected the same result
here. The Japanese are a war-like race,
and when they fight they fight to kill,
using the most effective edged tools
made for the trade of war.— San Fran
cisco Chronicle.
Kangaroos and Rabbits.
A rabbit is an object of great interest
to children, while the kangaroo is justly
regarded as one of the most curious of
all the lower species. But in Australia
both of these animals are looked upon as
unmitigated curses. Their fecundity is
so great that they fairly overrun the
country, and annually put all the crops
in peril There are no lions, tigers,
leopards or panthers in Australia, in
short, no carnivorous animals to feed
upon the kangaroo in case they should
get too numerous. In former times there
was a species of wild dog who was the
enemy of the kangaroo, but he had an
unfortunate taste for mutton, and.
Australia is. the greatest grazing country
in the world. So the people waged war
against the dog, and now they have their
reward- in such enormous numbers of
kangaroos and rabbits that every crop is
put in danger by them. They are
slaughtered in vast quantities. Kangaroo
hunts are constantly under way, but the
animal multiplies more rapidly than it
can be killed off. Killing kangaroo is
poor sport. They cannot fight nor be
followed by dogs and horses ; they must
be headed off and shot in passing. A
gang of kangaroos unobstructed would
ruin a large farm in a few hours.
Frederick the Great once said that ha
never could understand why the Al
mighty put so much sand in Prussia,
and the Australian farmers are quite as
much puzzled to account ' for the
kangaroos and rabbits in their country,
— Damoresl's Monthly.
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t'iseases cannot resist the curative power of Hop
Bitters; besides it is the best family medicine on
earth.
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