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MR. BEAUMONT'S CLAIM.
A Full Statement of why He Calls on the
Counfy for $9,000.
To the Honorable, the Board of County
Commissioners, Ramsey county, Minne
Gentlemen: Accompanying this com
munication I present for allowance by
your honorable baard, and for payment by
the county in accordance with the provis
ions of law, the claims of the assistant
assessors of this county for compensation
for their services, for five (5) years next
immediately preceding the 10th of March,
1883. These claims amounted, in the ag
gregate, on that date, as per schedule
hereto annexed, to the sum of nine thou
sand four hundred and fifty-three (0.453)
dollars. As the law clearly provides for
the payment of these assistant assessors
by the county, and as these officers have
not received compensation from the coun
ty for their services for the five (5) years
above mentioned, their claims are legal
and valid. The3e claims, for a valuable
consideration in each case, have been as
signed to me by the claimants, and the
assignments are accompanied with the
powers of attorney proper in the premises.
That these claims are legal I will
proceed to point out, -and am confident
I can make this fact so clear that
their legality will appear beyond
ice =tion. and in doing so, will be as brief
;, ; is consistent with an intelligible state
ment of the law on which they are based.
Section one (1), chapter ninety (90), of
,:ii act of the legislature of this state, ap
proved March 9th, 1875, entitled: "An act
in relation to assessments for taxes in
the county of Ramsey." (Special laws of
1875, page 313), creates a board of ap
pointment for the purpose of appointing
an assessor for the county of Ramsey, said
assessor to be appointed on the 10th of
March, 1875, and on a corresponding date
in every alternate year thereafter, and to
hold office for the term of two years.
After prescribing the qualifications re
quired in such officer, and providing for
the filling of vacancies in such office, also
for the oath of office and bond required of
the person so appointed, it reads thus:
. '• Each assessor aforesaid appointed un
der this act, shall receive as compensa
tion for his services in making the
assessment of property, a salary of
three thousand dollars per annum,
during the time he holds office, payable
out of the county treasury of said county,
as the salary of other county officers." Sec
tion 2, same act, reads as follows: "Such
assessor shall have power to appoint one
or more assistant assessors under him.
****** Each assistant assessor
aforesaid shall act under the direction of
the principal assessor and may be assign
ed by such principal assessor such district
or portion of said county, or such other
duties as such principal assessor may deem
expedient, and shall receive such compen
sation as such principal assessor may
deem advisable; provided that each town
ship shall be entiti£3 to Us own assistant
assessor, who shah be unpointed by the
principal assessor, subject to the approval
of the board of supervisors or a majority
thereof from each township; and provided
urther,that the compensaton of any such as
sistant assessor shall not exceed twelve hun
dred dollars in or for any one year,and that
the compensation in thewhole for assist
ant assessor shall not exceed,in or f orany
one year, the sum of two thousand dollars.
The office of such assistant assessor, unless
otherwise sooner determined, shall
terminate at the tims of the
termination of the office of the
principal assessor by whom he was ap
Under this law, for three years subse
quent to March 10th, 1875, the principal
assessor received from the county the com
pensation paid to him for "his services," as
the law provided, namely, three thou
sand (3,000) dollars per annum, and the
assistant assessors received from the county,
not from the principal assessor, the com
pensation paid to them for their services,
as the law provides, namely, two thousand
(2,000) dollars per annum. The principal
assessor did not draw, nor could he ever
have drawn from the county, any part of
the compensation which the law provides
shall be paid to assistant assessors. The
offices were then, and now remain distinct.
This distinction is clearly recognized in
section 2 above quoted, by the use of the
■words, "the office of said assistant assessor
unless otherwise sooner determined, shall
terminate at the time of the termination of
the office of such principal assessor by
whom he was appointed."
Section 1, chapter 216, of an act of
the legislature of this state, ap
proved March Bth, 1878, entitled "an
act to regulate and establish
the salary and fees of certain officers in
Ramsey county, Minnesota," (special laws
of 1878, i-iige 486) reads thus:
The salary and compensation of the re
spective officers named in the act for the
city cf St. Paul and for the county of
Ramsey in the state of Minnesota, for all
services now or hereafter by law prov ided
or required to be performed by them, or
any of them respectively, are hereby es
tablished and fixed,and shall be as in this
act specified, and no other or greater sal
ary or compensation of any kind shall
be allowed, or paid to, or received by any
of such officers as additional compensation,
or for deputies or assistants or clerk hire,
or for any cause or any account whatever,
or in any way or manner." In the same
section, after fixing the salaries of various
officers of the city of St. Paul and of the
county of Ramsey, the salary of the county
assessor is fixed thus: "the salary and com
pensation of the assessor of said county
and city shall bo four thousand dollars
(4,000 ) per annum, and no more; and no
other sum shall be paid as clerk hire or
otherwise for any duty or work performed
or done in the discharge of 6aid office."
Let the question be asked, what office is
meant by the words "of such office?" That
the answer must be, the office of the prin
cipal assessor, is so clear that it cannot be
evaded. This act of 1878 has been erro
neously construed, as repealing oranulling
that portion of section 2, of the act of 1875,
above referred to, which provides compen
sation for assistant assessors to the extent
of two thousand (2,000) dollars per annum. I
I claim that the law of 1878 simply raised
the salary of the principal assessor from
three thousand (3,000) dollars to four
thousand (4,000) dollars per annum, and !
does not in any way affect the law of 1875
providing for the compensation of assist
ant assessors, but that the latter is now,
and has been since it was approved in full
force and effect. I claim that the law of
1878, as its title indicates, affects only
"certain officers" in Ramsey county, and
in the body of the act these certain offi
cers are named, one of them - o named be
ing the assessor of said ooui.ty, who, by
the law of 1875 was repeatedly referred
to and named as the principal assessor
whose salary was provided for as compen
sation fo- *•/<..-$ services in making the as
sessmeu'. of property," and •whose office
was clear erred to in section 2. is "the
office of the principal assessor" in contra
distinction to th- office of assistant assess
or. I claim that each assistant assessor in
this county is as much a county officer as
"the principal assessor himself, the law un
der which he is appointed prescribing the
requisite qualifications, and providing for
the oath of oince and a bund, not to the
principal assessor, but running to the
state of Minnesota, in the penal sum" of
one thousand (1,000) dollars, for the faith
ful discharge of the duties of his office,
and further providing for the termination
of his office as distinguished fr«m the office
of the principal assessor. Either an as
sistant assessor in this county is a connty
officer, or he is not. That he is an officer,
and that his acts are official is beyond
question, the general law empowering
him, after giving bond and taking the re
quired oath, "to perform all the duties en
joined upon, vested in, or imposed
upon assessors." (General laws of 1878,
chapter 1, section 31.)
If he is an officer he is certainly not af
fected by the special law of 1878 above
quoted, section 13 of that law reading as
follows :~ "Any officer of said city of
Saint Paul or of said county of Ramsey,
not referred to in this act, shall not be in
anywise affected by this act or any provis
The act of 1878 did not change, nor alter
in any respect the services to be rendered
or tho duties to be performed by the prin
cipal assessor, they remained the same aB
they were in J1875, and section one of the
1878 act starts out with the explicit declara
tion that the salary theroiuaf ter fixed and
established, in the case of such officers as
are "named jji the act," was for "«?Z ser
vice; now or hereafter by law prescribed or
required to be performed by them."
I see clearly that aay personal assistants
or clerks which the prinoipal assessor may
find it necessary to employ to assist him in
the clerical work of his office, which, as a
matter of fact, he invariably finds it nec
essary to do, and always at his own private
expense, mast look to him for their
compensation. They, the personal assis
tants and clerks referred to, are not
iirt-irlant assessors, their acts are not offi
cial, their duties are wholly clerioal, they
are in no sense county officers, and it is
only reasonable to presume that to make
provision for this, as a large and annually
increasing expense of tho othce, the salary
of the principal assessor was increased by
the law of 1878. A strong argument might
bo made to show the unreasonableness of,
and the injustice marked by the erroneous
construction which has obtained as to the
law of 1878. It would seem contrary to all
reason and justice to suppose, that such an
intelligent body of men, as the legislature
of this state, should have had the intention
to reduce the whole appropriation for
defraying the expense of making the
assessment of the taxable property of this
county from five thousand (5,000) dollars,
as provided for in 1875, when the popula
tion of this city was only thirty three
(33,000) to four thousand (4,000) dollars in
1878, when the population was very much
larger and rapidly increasing, and when
the labor, expense and responsibility of
making the assessment, as well as the
oost of living, were correspondingly
larger and rapidly inoreasing. That such
was the intention of the legislature in 1878
is wholly improbable and unlikely. Hav
ing, I trust, made it clear to your minds
that the accompanying claims are entirely
legal, I will mention that by misconstruc
tion of the law of 1878, above quoted, the
per diem of the auditor and assessor of this
county for services as members of the
county board of equalization, was withheld
from them for the years 1878, '79, '80 and
'81, mall, four years. In the fall ol 1881, 1
claimed that the law of 1878 had worked
no change whatever in the status of the
assessor, and that he was then, as former
ly, entitled the per diem provided by law
for his services as a member of that board,
and the attorney general of the state,
upon my applying to him for his opinion,
confirming my construction of the law,
both as to the assessor and auditor, the
amounts due to these officers from the
county for services on the board for the
four years above named, were paid to
them early in the year 1882. I bring
this matter of fact to your notice, to show
to your honorable board that the law of 1878,
herein referred to, is liable to misconstruc
tion, and that the case of the assistant as
sessors of thia county, as recited above, is
not a solitary instance in which miscon
struction has occurred. I am confident
that a candid consideration of these claims,
and the laws herein referred to, by your
honorable board, will result in a confirma
tion of any conclusions in regard to them,
*n which event I anticipate that the claims
will be cheerfully allowed.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Your obedient servant,
J. 1. Beaumont.
St. Paul, May 1, 1883".
Names of claimants and amounts claim
ed, represented by Joseph I. Beaumont, as
signee in the premises.
Matheas Koch $6,0C0 00
Bertram Scheffer 865 00
Wm. B. Quinn 325 00
Wm. Welch 825 00
Joseph Freeman 200 00
Walter B. Bind 250 00
Samuel Mitchell 75 00
W. L. Marston 185 00
E. O. Partridge 284 00
Daniel O'Connor 250 00
J. W. Boyd 804 00
August ( >hmann 507 50
Martin King 50 0J
Win. Freeman 125 0.)
J . V. Wilson 75 00
Joyeph Weber 75 00
Cliarles Heidecker 57 50
Total $9,453 00
ST. fAVIj TRUST COXPAXY.
The Organization <>r thi> Important Corpo
ration i oiii(il"t -il Yesterday.
The St. Paul Trust company organized
yesterday by the election of officers and
will proceed to qualify for the transaction
of business. This company is incorporat
ed under the act providing for the organi
zation of suoh companies enacted by the
legislature of last winter. Its capital is
$250,000, of which $100,000 in approved
securities is required by the act to be de
posited with the state auditor as a guaran
tee fund, and the business of the company
is by the same act made su jeot to the stated
examinations and supervision of the pub
lic examiner. The officers are:
J. W. Bishop, President.
Greenleaf Clark, Vice President.
Harvey Officer, Attorney and Secretary.
Executive Committee — C. D. Gilfillan,
James J. Hill, A. B. Stickney, A. H. Wilder,
C. W. Griggs, Peter Berkey.
Directors — Hon. Alex. Ramsey, James J.
Hill. J. W. Bishop, A. B. Stickney, Wm.
Dawson, H. H. Sibley, W. R. Merriam, F.
B. Clarke, Peter Berkey, Hon. C. D. Gil
fillan, Greenleaf Clark, D. C. Shepard, P.
i H. Kelly, A. H. Wilder, C. H. Bigelow, H.
j P. Upham, C. W. Griggs, N. W. Kittson.
The company will be prepared to com
mence operations as soon as a suitable
place of business can be provided for it,
and it will undertake generally the work
of annuity, safe deposit, loan and trust
companies as such work is done by suoh
, couip trues in Eastern cities.
; A Feline Cemetery.
There was something in the ", vicinity of
, the front door steps of a residence on Fifth
. street, that didn't smell exactly like bar
i ber's bay rum, nor like the compounding
'■ of prescription shelves of a first-class
• drnk? store, nor like decaying vegetation,
j or even like the muatiness of a much fre
jqn«ni'fd law-office at an early morning
i hour They were in great trepi la v . ok
• do .vn 'hern thinking that the air might .in
j infected with malaria or typhus from the
i strange atmospheric mixture, but when
! the deleotive mouther of the family lost a
j niclret through a crack in the aforesaid
' steps the mystery was thoroughly solved
l»y the discovery of a feline cemetery with
]wo occupants buried after au aboriginal
eastom, above ground.
THE SAINT PAUL DAILI GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1883.
RAIL AND jIVER ROUTES.
What President Cable Says About the Fuel
Company's Suit— A New Station on the
Northern Pacific— Departure of the Os
ceola for Buffalo— Arrival of the Mary
Morton — Caught on the Fly.
The Great Suit.
R. R. Cable, president of the Minneapo
lis & St. Louis road, is in the city. He
arrived yesterday afternoon and is a guest
at the Metropolitan hotel. He is on a
tour of inspection, and not on business
connected with the suit of the Northwest
ern Fuel company against his road for
damages consequent upon tho alleged
violation of a contract by the latter.
"What is the condition of that suit at
present :" he was asked.
"The Buit is pending in court, I be
"The company makes a pretty strong
showing against your corporation, I be
"That depends entirely upon how a
court will regard the bill of particulars.
"How about the contract plaintiffs claim
to have with your company. Is it the iron
bound document they say it is, or is it one
of the elastic kind?"
"Contract, contract," he replied musing
ly; "if they have any contract the court
will discover that fact and adjudicate
thereon, 1 presume."
"As I remember their statements, some
of them represented plaintiffs as suffering
great hardships. They claim to have in
vested largely in rolling stock which was
stranded in consequence of your violating
the provision in the contract with refer
ence to their transportation."
"Well, what of it?"
"Only this, if the judge rules adversely
te the plaintiffs' claims, what will be done
"Nothing, nothing at all. They can
take their movables whenever they want
to. We don't want them."
"What effect will such a decision have
upon the development of the coal mines ?"
"None whatever. There are plenty
wishing to develop them, and furnish the
product to consumers at less than the Fuel
company have been furnishing it for."
"There's a suspicion that the defendants
in the suit refused to comply with the
terms of the contract to freeze out the coal
company and thereby secure the develop
ment of the mines to their own benefits.
How is this, anyhow?"
"Simply ridiculous. There's no truth in
it. We are not miners, but common car
riers; not a monopoly, but a
corporation organized and managed
for the public benefit. That
Fuel company is a monopoly and we don't
believe the courts will sustain them. By
the way, the papers here, I understand,
have in their statement of facts, been in
fluenced by local sympathy. Is that so?"
"Not by any manner of means. The
press here has not in its statement of the
case been inflaenced by any other con
sideration than a fair statement of the posi
tion assumed by parties plaintiff and de
fendant. Who told you so?"
"I heard it somewhere."
"Well the report is without foundation
in fact. Haß the road since the suit was
instituted sustained any damage by reason
of the issue of injunction to restrain the
movement of trains?"
"Not to any appreciable extent."
"Will any action be taken to recoup for
"That will be determined hereafter."
Mr. Cable represents the road of which
he is manager in a flourishing condition
and enjoying a large amount of business.
He will return home this evening via. Dcs
Moms and Rock Island.
A. H. Vise 1 , has been appointed auditor
of the Duluth and Iron Range road, with
headquarters at St. Paul.
A. Manrel, general manager of the Man
itoba line, accompanied by H. C. Ives are
out on the road inspecting.
A party of two hundred Canadians left
Chicago for Winnipeg yesterday morning.
They will reach St. Paul at 6:15 this morn
E. W. Winter, J. M. Whitman, A. A. Ho
bart and C. W. Johnson, of the Omaha
line, have gone north on a tour of inspec
Sleepers of the most luxurious style and
finish will be put on the line between Du
luth and Fargo. The event will occur this
The movement of Minneapolis flour to
the East via the lakes has commenced.
Twenty-five car loads were taken to Duluth
Kansas City is is in a sweat-mill over the
change of base in the Gould system of rail
ways, which are centering everything at
St. Louis as head quarters.
The Chippewa Valley division of the St.
Paul railroad is practically "busted" for
the present — that is it is under water, and
a good deal of it has been washed away.
The railroad offices yesterday we,re
scarcely alive with news. To-day, however,
a large dispensation of racy, readable
items from the west end of the several
routes i 3 promised.
John S. Cook was Tuesday appointed
division freight agent of the Southwestern,
Kansas and Dcs Moines divisions of the
Rock Island & Pacific road, with head
quarters at Kansas City.
H. P. Breed, general superintendent of
the St. Paul <fc Duluth road, is in Duluth.
He is said to have thrown the old shoe after
the "Osceola" on her departure from that
city for Buffalo at the jingling hour of 1:30
J. Flekke, a leading merchant of Graf
ton, Dakota, passed through the city yes
terday, en route to Europe. He reports a
light fall of snow in the Red river valley
Tuesday, but not sufficient to interfere to
any extent with the seeding now in prog
W. S. Mullen freight agent of the North
Western Railway association, publishes for
the benefit of shippers, that all tariffs and
rates heretofore governed by the joint
westward classification rules, will in the
future be governed by the rules of the
joint westward classification.
The cheerful information is communi
: cated that a station has been located on
the Northern Pacific. It is sandwiched be
tween Eagle's Nest and Kurtz. The babe
; is said to be a desirabie point for emigra
tion, has been christened ''Glenuellen," and
is an embryo city of great expectations.
The state board of railroad assessors has
completed its work by slightly increasing
the valuation of the railroad lines of Kan
sas. The valuation for assessment pur
poses varies from $2,000 to $13,500 per
mile; $5,000 is about the average. Tele
gza\ \ Hues are valued ou all roads at $70
V • ile.
. J. Hancock, superintendent of the
American Express company, has discover
e i that some of the messengers on railway
trains have acquired a habit of poker play
ing, and has started to break it up. He
d-- 'lares he will do it if it takes every man
on the job. Already five on the Burlington,
Cedar Rapids <fc Northern road, and three
ou ihe Chicago <fe Northwestern road have
ueen discharged. Hancock evidently
believes in the eternal fitness of things.
W. F. Kelso, a farmer of great exper
ience, large domain and exceptional judg
ment, residing in Kittson county, this
state, mentions the present season as the
most favorable he ever witnessed in the
Red river valley for farmers. Seeding is
going on generally, and a greater area of
territory is being planted than during
previous years. He gives this ou J . void to
the Manitoba road officials.
The Mary Morton, of the Diamond Jo
line, Captain Boland, arrived in port at
3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, out lefs
than a week from St. Louis. She struck cold
weather at Keoknk and Burlington last
Saturday and it accompanied her to the
wharf in thiß city. She brought up nearly
four hundred tons of freight including a
large amount of stock and ninety-five
passengers. She was advertised to depart
at 6 o'clock last evening, but the discharge
of her load delayed the boat considerably
beyond that hour. The Mary Morton is
one of the neatest, handsomest, and per
fectly equipped crafts on the river, and
this is plainly demonstrated with
each succeeding trip, by the
number of passengers who avail
themselves of her accommodation?. The
"Pittsburgh" or "Sidney" will be the nest
Diamond Jo boat up, arriving here to
morrow ©r Saturday.
The "Keokuk," of the Saints' line, which
left St. Louis Saturday night, passed Du
buque last night and will be here to-mor
row. The "Keokuk" is the noapareil of
the river, and will come in and go out
loaded to her utmost capacity.
The propeller "Osoeola," of the Ward
line, Detroit, left Duluth for Buffalo at
half past one o'clock yesterday morning.
She is the first boat to leave port thin
season, and her departure was witnessed
by a large crowd.
t. S. Davidson, of La Crosse, returned
D. M. Chrystie, agent of the Lake Su
perior Transit company at Duluth, is in
St. Louis, May 2. — Reports that Eastern
freight rates continue to be cut by two or
three roads here still circulate, and ship
ments posted on 'change indicate pretty
plainly that the reports are true.
2/te Sew Oould Route,
St. Louis, May 2. — The new Gould route
from here to Memphis to connect with the
Seney system of roads at that point it is
said will be from here to Harie station by
the Iron Mountain road, thence to Mem
phis, oyer the new Kansas City, Spring
held k Memphis road, the trackage ar
rangement for which has already been
The Lake Shore.
Cleveland, 0., May 2.— The thirteenth
annual meeting of the stockholders of the
Lake Shore railway was held to-day. The
direotors elected were: William H. Van
derbilt, William K. Vanderbilt, Augustus
S. Sohell, Samuel F. Barger, Rohn E. Bur
rill, Darius O. Mills, Edward D. Worcester,
of New York, John Newell, of Cleveland,
William L. Soott and Charles M. Reed, of
Erie, Rosselar Brown, of Warren, J. H.
Wade, Cleveland. President Vanderbilt'a
report shows total earnings |H8,22. r .,000;
increase $250,000; net earnings $7,100,000;
increase 7 per cent.; dividend paid 8 per
cent; operating expenses 62^ per cent.,
a decrease of 2 per cent. The first mort
gage debt was reduced $250,000, leaving it
$22,000,000. The second mortgage debt
was increased from $14,665,000 to $20,192.
--000, by the exchange of $6,527,000 second
bonds for 140,500 shares of preferred and
124,800 shares of common stock of the
Nickel Plate, a controlling interest. This
involves an increase of $456,890 in annual
fixed charges. The total funded debt is
843,192,000, an increase of $6,277,000.
The directors met after the vote was de
clared and re-elected all the officers of last
The Lease Ratified.
Indian/folis, May 2.— stockholders,
meeting of the Indianapolis & St. Louis
Railroad Company to-day ratified the ac
tion of the directors, leasing the St. Louis,
Alton & Terre Haute railroad to the
Indianapolis & St. Louis and Cleveland,
Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis com
panies, l 1 1 I
Xaviyation at Duluth.
Duluth. Minn., May 2.— The first clear
ance for the lower lake cleared to-day, the
propeller Osceola, of Ward's line, with 10,
--000 bushels of wheat for Buffalo. The
propeller Manistee will clear thi3 evening
for south shore ports and will try and go
to Prince Arthur's landing on the north
shore. She has a full cargo of mixed
freight, including two of three cars of
cattle. By next week we expect boats from
the lower lakes. The prospects are that
double the business will be done by lake
this season as compared with last, No
less than thirty regular passenger boats
will run to this port, and about twenty-five
barges and vessels.
UNIFORMED ODD FFLLOWB.
Tlte Patrlarchial Circle Decides to Con
tinue Wearing Thoir Uniforms, Despite
the Order of the Grand Sire.
A well attended meeting of the Patri
archial circle, a uniformed branch of the
Odd Fellows, was held la^t night. In the
afternoon delegations from circles in Still -
water, Northfield and Minneapolis arrived
and were escorted from the depot to the
hall by the St. Paul circle, headed by a
band. About ninety were present in all.
The meeting was called to take
action in regard to a recent
proclamation by the Grand Sire requiring
members of the Patriarchial circle to dis
continue the use of the uniform, which is
the same as that worn by the Uniform
Degree Camp, which is recognized by the
Grand Sire, while the Patriarchial circle is
not. It was decided that the Grand Sire
had no authority to prohibit the wearing
of the uniform, as the circle
was an order within an or
der and not directly responsible to
the grand lodge. The circle will in con
sequence continue to wear the uniform.
Arrangements were made for the organ
ization of a battalion of members of the
Patriarchial circle in this state to attend
the meeting of the Supreme circle in Chi
cago, July 11, when it is expected there
will be 4,000 in line.
A banquet was given to the visitors by
the St. Paul circle in the supper rooms of
the hall in the evening.
J^""The most brilliant shades possible, on all
fabrics, are made by the Diamond Dyes. Une
qualled for brilliancy and durability . 10 cte.
St. Louis, May 2. — A report is circulated
here on alleged good authority that Com
missioner Raum, of the internal revenue
bureau, resigned to take charge of the
legal business of the Lorillards, of New
York, especially in connection with the
collection of the rebate on tobacco, which
it is said will pay him $20,000 a year.
Catarrh oi tlie Uliutwr.
Stinging irritation, inflammation, all Kidney
and Urinary Complain.* cured by "Bucbupai
The new sown wheat is beginning to
Burglars are working up the Minnesota
valley just now.
A liquor license costs $.300 in Cannon
Falls, also in Zumbrota.
Morning bird-music on the prairies is
now voluminous and exhilarating.
The Minnesota river has receded from
its late boom into its proper banks.
A colony of Danes are about settling in
the new town of Hilaire, Polk county.
Wolves are reported to be numerous in
the township of Ravenna, Dakota county.
St. James, Watonwan county, is to be
made an important and prominent rail
Tha creamery building in Windom is
nearing completion. A 400 gallon churn
hag been added.
The house of W. B. Cook of Windom was
burglarized the other night a»d wearing
apparel, etc.. stolen.
Vast flocks of gray birds with black
around the necks and heads, active, agile
and pretty, are visiting the prairies.
Farmers in Cottonwood county report
wheat, oats and barley looking green and
healthy in spite cf the recent cold east
The Scandinavian population of Minne
sota is stated at 107,768, No other state
or territory has so large a number of the
Billy Marble could not present his theat
ricals in Granite Falls because the only
suitable hall in tne place was filled by
The washou'- the line of the
Chippewa V *ay are so numerous
that the rur j. trains is suspended un
Daring t^ m bre cold storm of last
week, wild geese v-ume to the conclusion
that they had mistaken their reckoning,
and retreated south.
The Rev. Mr. Livermore, who haß bidden
farewell to his church in St. Peter, was
presented with $50 in money, as a token
of their good will and esteem.
Blowing open safes by burglars, seem s
at present a very common occurrence in
this state. Several safes in different local
ities have been recently operated on that
By the new law, press of business will
not excuse a man from serving on a jury
in the Minnesota courts. Only sickness
or mental inability can be received as an
Some heartless ghoul drove a wagon
over graves in the Fisher, Polk county cem
etery, scattering straw and other debris as
he went through the grounds. That fellow
ought to be caught and civilized.
St. Hilaire, a new town in Polk county
now boasts of a new newspaper. St. Hil
aire was laid out into town lots a year ago,
since which time a thriving village has
been built, lumber having been hauled
thirty miles. The track of the St. P. M.
<fe M. R. R. is now about completed to the
Bad Luck by an Indian Surveyor.
Pall Mall Gazette.
One of the chief attractions of n lone»
sea voyage is generally supposed f> the
opportunity it affords for ma'iiig new
friends, (as if the old were not better,) and
Clough (who had plenty of experience) is
never tired of telling us bow pleasant it is
"With new-found friend
To pace the deck and o'er the bn'warks bend."
This seems to have been the view also of a
certain Indian surveyor who has just made
the voyage to England in company with a
young gentleman, who described himself
as 'a dealer in horses for an Indian Prince,'
and who had, no doubt, told many brave
'tales on board.' On arriving in London
the feilow voyagers determined to take
lodgings and sco the sights together — an
arrangement which certainly had ita con
veniences so far as the dealer in horses
was concerned, since the Indian surveyor
not only paid r.'.l expenses, but continually
lent money to his friend. In good time,
however, this ppj young gentleman de
camped with his host's portmaneau, con
taining notes, gold and jewelry to the
value of some £2,700. In deference to the
claims of friendship, the portmaneau and
some of the valuables were subsequently
returned, and the police have now suc
ceeded in capturing the young gentleman
himself. The Indian snrveyor will have to
reflect (aB Mr. Froude says of Carlyle)
that he 'ought to have managed his friend
Dancing with the Guinnesses.
[London Truth. J
The ball on Thursday evening by Mr.
and Mrs. E. Guinness, in honor of vice-roy
alty, was the leading social event of the oc
casion. The floral decorations were mag
nificent. Banks of roses and exotics
bloomed in the ball rooms, the corridors in
some instances being shaded groves of
palms and tropical foliage, which simula
ted " places which pale passion loves."
The host and hostess, with their two little
sons, wearing velvet Court suits, as pages,
received their Excellencie' at the door.
Lord and Lady Spencer were accompanied
by a large party. The Guiness's house
party was numerous, including many well
known members of London society. The
gilded youth of both sexes, mustered very
strong in honor of the occasion. Dancing
was kept up until a late hour, Lord Spen
cer taking an active part in it. The ladies'
toilets ffere unusually magnificent, and the
display of diamonds most brilliant.
A Voice From th c Press.
I take this opportunity to bear testimony to
tho efficacy of your "Hop Bitters." Expecting
to find them nauseous and bitter and composed
of bad whisky, we were agreeably surprised at
their mild taste, just like a cup of tea. A Mrs.
Crt'Bswell and a Mrs. Connor, friends, have like
wise tried,and pronounce them the best medicine
they have ever taken for building up strength
and toning up the system. I was troubled with
costiveness, headache and want of appetite. My
ailment** are now all gone. I have a yearly con
tract with a doctor to look after the health of
myself and family, but I need him not now.
July 25, 1878. 8. GILLILAND.
People's Advocate, Pittsburg, Fa.
The I'lanetH in May.
[ Providence Journal . ]
The planetary records of May are full of
matters of exciting interest. Two of tho
giant planets, Neptune and Saturn, reach
conjunction. Mercury arrives at eastern
elongation, and is visible as evening star
during nearly the entire month. Venus
and Mars are in close conjunction. Every
planet in the system, viewed from the
earth, is in the northern declination. The
moon comes iv for distinguished honors.
She is very near Saturn, she occults Beta
Scorpil. and she gets up for a favored few
in the far away region of the Southern Pa
cific Ocean the grandest, most sublime,
and awe inspiring spectacle that terrestrial
observers ever behold when, for nearly six
precious minutes, bar dark shadow conceals
from view the glorious orb of day.
" I am afraid my health is giving way,"
siad Col. Percy Verger to his wife, as he
adjusted the wet towel about bis aching
" You never complained of ir henlth
being bad until you began to associate
with them legislators," remarkbu his wife,
•' Well," he responded, " all I know is
that 1 drink a little, tret sleepy, and when
I wake up lam thirsty. That don't look
right in a healthy man."
Quick, comp c c cure, a a:.noying Kidney,
Bladder and Urinary L^eeases. 11. Druggis
Wonders will never cease No
doubt two-thirds of the people whn
read this ad will think we are -blow
ing" when we say we can sell a
MAN'S ALL WOOL Suit for $5 00
We can do it, as we have just rp
ceived 200 Sack Suits and have
marked them to sell for $5 00 if
they ain't worth that they ain't worth
a cent. We will express ONE suit to
any address on receipt of Drice
BOSTON 01-PKICE CIOTOISG HOUSE,
Cornei Third and Robert Sts., St. Paul.
Big buckles are all the rage.
Leather fans are in high favor.
Mourning fans are edged with crape.
Even mantles are made of plaid stuffs.
Bottle green velvet trims ecru cashmere
Gay colors in costumes are worn only in
Brides' dresses are made with elegant
simplicity this season.
All elegant street dresses are de rigueur,
dark or neutral tinted!
Alicante brown and Soldat red are popu
lar new shades of these colors.
Gold thistles and gold burrs are the lat
est millinery and hair ornaments.
Amber, topaz, and oil yellow stones are
in vogue for ornamental jewelry.
Chicken down the color of the newly
hatched — is the latest shade of yellow.
Leather buckles appear among new or
naments for hats, bonnets and dresses.
Sleeves of street costumes remain tight
and plain, and are larger than last season.
Plaid skirts worn under plain fabric pol
onaises and overdresses are in high favor.
Both high and low chignons are worn by
fashionable women, but they must be
Long shell or metal hair pins take pre
cedence of all other ornaments for the
Embroideries on light wool fabrics are
done in the cross stitches of old fashioned
The bridal coiffure moat in favor is wavy
in front, and braided into a close knot in
lied in moderate quantities give a fine
of bright color to black, gray, pale,
blue, and ecru dresses.
Gigot sleeves and epaulettes of ribbon or
ruching are considered correct and good
form for indoor dresses.
Red or green silk pompon trimmings
are fashionably worn on walking costumes
of tweed or nuns' gray ladies' cloth.
Scotch plaid glace silks of very dark col
ors are used in combination with Surah
end cachmere for senii-dress costumes.
Pansies in all colors and Bizes on
grounds of various colors appear in chine
effects on some sash ribbons and scarfs.
Opal-tinted shot silks and the aurora
colors of pink with gray, or pink with'
orange, are among the spring novelties.
The small capote entirely covered with
violets, and the brim and strings of Valen
ciennes lace, is a charming bonnet for
Young ladies' nun's veiling dresses have
guimpa of velvet set in with a point back
and front, and a high puff of velvet on
The Fedora bonnet has a pointed brim
and puffed crown, and is made up in the
yellow silks and laces that Sara Bernhardt
brought into fashion.
Tho requisite dash of yellow in a white
toilet is sometimes given by wearing an
amber necklace and amber bracelets, or
with yellow topaz jewelry.
Among new bonnets is a genuine novel
ty of great beauty, called Newmarket. It
is modified jockey-cap bonnet, producing
effect of a poke without its oddity.
Tho new zephyr plaids make jaunty
lawn-tennis costumes, and the colors often
est combined are olive, the new shade of
cranberry-red, anS pale primrose yellow.
Pretty bonnets for spring and summer
have the entire brim covered with loops of
narrow ribbon turned toward the froat;
the crown may be of straw or of beaded
Pale amber and gold beads, or those of
pearl and gold, are used to outline silk
embroideries on Grecian house-robes and
matinees of white albatross cloth or vig
The fancy work of the coming season
will be outline embroidery in bright col
ored wools, cottons, and silks on shams,
tidios, bibs, bureau covers, and table and
Long Jersey gloves, ten-button length,
in silk, silk and linen, or finest cachemire,
are highly favored for spring wear. These
gloves can be found in every desirable
Many new bodices have a puff of velvet
renting against the skin around the neck
without white lace inside; this is a test for
the complexion, and it is only becoming
to n lily-white skin.
Black Spanish lace costumes are inpor
ted with red or yellow satin linings. The
bright strawberry red shades are used for
these and are repeated in the bonnet, para
sol and fan.
Gowns of crimson, ruby and bright
shades of red are made of camels' hair and
satin, for the house in the afternoon in
town, and for general wear in the country.
Embroideries,, lace and velvet are their
Balbriggan stockings abound m the new
varied tints of strawberry, amber, terra
cotta, drake's neck blue, laurel green,
bronze, elderberry, and a deep rich shade
of violet. Each of these colors is clocked
with old gold or cream white.
The bridal veil may be either as long as
the train of the dress, or as short as the
waist line, but it must be of tulle if the
bride is youthful. If she is over 25 or 30
it may be of any fine, delicate real lace,
and shorter than the youthful bride's
Among other pretty dainties which fash
ionable young ladies are preparing for
summer wear — works of their own hands —
are garden-party hats of ficelle lace, lin
ing the inside of crown and urim with pale
bine or rone-coloured Surth or Canton
crape. Anothea fancy is to ran Mack vel
vet ribbon through the rueshe- finishing
wi c a knot of velvet on the i p of the
Applique is a favorite method of deco
rar • ice ol anpatte ateri
als. Beautiful designs in rich Oriental
colorings can now be purchased by the
doze t j H^onable
price. Flij hof 8] t her tiny
birds, gay butterflies roses, carnations
moss buds, and ivy leaves, and other rep
resentations of nature and art are obtain
able. A very pretty tablier recently worn
over a dress of dark reen plush was cov
ered with the eyes of peacock's feathers,
manufactured in silk.
A costly novelty in iingurio is a graceful
collar of black velvet or eatin, cut in van
dykes, and richly embroidered on the deep
points with tiny clusters of dark red roses
and buds, and black poppies with golden
hearts. The edges are finished with siight
ly gathered ruffles of black guipure lace,
with a pleated frill about the neck of the
Bame lace. These collars are worn with
out a vestige of white aiound the throat.
Other collars in the same style for evening
wear are made of whit j satin or silk, em
broidered in white marguerites outlined
with tiny pearl beads, and finished around
the points with frills of pearl-beaded Vene
A unique style of evening dress affected
by many young ladies in society, is a Gre
cian dress of palest yellow Hindoo cash
mere embroidered in Grecian patterns.
Doe-colored kid sandals accompany the
dress, worn over stockings of pale mauve
colored silk, embroidered in gold. The
flowing half-long sleeves, also embroider
ed, are met by long Swedish gloves stitched
with mauve silk. The corsage is covered
with a large bertha of costly lace, fastened
at tho belt with a cluster of Jaoque roses,
tea rose-buds, and heliotrope blossoms. If
artificial, the blossoms are scented, each
delicately, with their natural perfumes.
With airy summer materials which are
difficult to adjust closely to the figure
handsome belts of varied kinds will be
stylishly worn. The bodice may then be
left a bit looser and kept to the waist by
the center. These waistbands are ar
ranged in many ways— fastening at the
left side over floating ends of ribbon, or
with two costly gold buttons fastened with
silk cords, or attached in front by a hand
some jeweled buckle or clasp, the latter
style giving scope for elegant and artistic
belt ornaments; diamentes, brilliants, and
real "old paste" being in much request.
With these girdles the chatelaines — so
pretty and dressy an addition to a lady's
dress — will be revived,
*** "Durability is hotter than nhow." Dura
bility of hwdth is worth more than the wealth
of a Vanderbilt. Kid:u>y -Wort is man's co-la
borer in maintaining health. With healthy
liver, bowels and kidneys, mim and women will
always be in good health. 1C the bowels am
torpid, if pilea torment, if the back is full of
pain, get a package of Kidney-Wort and he
cured without more Buffering.
Ohio* Oldest Man.
A colored man has been discovered at
" Happy Hollow," this county, who shows
incontrovertible evidence of being the
oldest man in the country. His name is
John Long and he was born in Williams
burgh, Virginia, in 17:>5, and is therefore
128 years old. Strange to relate the patri
arch is in the possession of all his faculties
and seems no older than men half a centu
ry his junior. He relates with pride what
his mother afterwards told him about see
ing Braddock's expedition set out from
that point when he was n little shaver of
two months old. VVhon ;i young man he
served three years in the revolutionary war
as body servant to his master. Captain
Peyton, a brilliant officer under Washing
ton. This antique i>or?onage is well cared
for by the colored people of " Happy Hol
low," as is held by them in almost idola
Father Long is full of reminiscences of
Old Virginia events and memories, and
lovee to dwell on the capture and surren
der of Lord Cornwallis, which he witnessed.
His active mind reverts back to the old
Frennh and Indian war, and one of his
pleasant talks was about the Burr trial,
which he attended at Richmond. He is a
full Hedged Democrat and hopes to vote at
the next presidential election for General
Hancock, whom he regards nince the time
of his old commander Washington, as the
greatest man of the world.
*All ladies who may )><; troubled with nervoub
prostration, who bufiVr fro;a organic displace
ment; who haro a senso of weariness and a feol
ing of lassitude; who are languid in the morning:
in whom tho appetite for food is capricious and
sleep at proper hours uncertain, should havo re
couree to Mrs. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
Tit for Tat.
Old Uncle Moses was hired to remove a
load of rubbish from the residence of Col.
Percy Verger, on Austin avenue. The old
rascal pil«jd on very littla loads, he being
paid by the load.
"Look here, Uncle Mose," .said Col. Ver
ger, "if you had put a decent sized load on
that car you could have carried it all off at
"I know it, boss; but my old hoss am
weak, and I has jined de society for de per
petration of cruelty to animals, and it am
agin my principle to put too heaby a load
on my pore ole hoas.' 4
"All right, Mose. 1 am glad that yon
have got such a good heart. Do you want
The aged African worked his lips con
vulsively, and ejaculated:
"Does I want a dram. Boss" I'se per
lehin' for a dram. Thank yer, boss; thank
yer kindly for dat ar dram you am cwine
"Not bo fast, Uncle Mose, I merely
asked you if you wanted a diink. I would
like to give you one, but I know that yon
are like your old horse; you are rather
weak, and have already got a3 big a load
as you can carry. 3esides, I ana a member
of the Austin Temperance Society, and it
is against my principle to encourage drunk
"Col. Verger, I has always kr.owed yer
roi a jayhawk lawyer, but now I knows yer
for a mean man, r.nd do wust enemy ob de
cullud race in Austin."
Motnei -wan'B Worm Nyrnp.
Infalhb ■. tasteless, harmless, cathartic* for
f< venaiine-i-, reatlsssneas, worms, oonstiration.