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Inquiry in Regard to Smelling Works—
Relief for Rochester Talked Over and
Settled Upon.
The board of directors of the chamber of
commerce held a regular meeting yester
day morning.
The following offered by James H. Da
vidson was unanimously adopted, and the
president appointed the following com
mittee: James H. Davidson, Gen. Jas. H.
Baker and Dennis Ryan.
Resolved, That a special committee of
three be appointed by the president of this
board to investigate carefully and report
at their convenience upon the advisibility
of establishing smelting and reduction
works at St. Paul, for the purpose of ex
. tracting the precious metals from crude
ores now being produced in mining dis
tricts which are natuarally tributary to St.
The mercantile committee made the
following report, which was adopted:
Your committee, to whom was referred
the letter of the American chamber of
commeroe regarding government' and con
trol of telegraphy, would respectfully
report that they are heartily in favor of
the acquisition and control of the tele
graphs of the United States by the U. S.
government, believing that the government
could and would convey messages more
certainly, rapidly and more cheaply to the
public than existing companies are doing.
We therefore recommend that this
chamber adopt the following resolution,
Resolved, That we earnestly favor the
early adoption of a national system of
telegraph by the government.
Resolved, That a copy of the samo be
sent to the American chamber of com
merce and our senators and representa
tives .
This matter was discussed a good deal
when it was determined to ask the city to
donate $10,000; to ask the mayor to con
vene the council as soon a? possible^ that
purpose, and the following committee was
appointed to attend the meeting of the
council, Sanborn, Gilman, Blakely, Lin
deke, Barney, J. H. Davidson, Berkey,
Drake, Gribben, McClung, and Averil.
Hon. J. B.Wakefield, of Blue Earth City,
sent a communication saying he would
carefully examine the bills in regard to a
new bankrupt law.
J. J. O'Leary, asked for information as
to whom he should ship smoked meats
to for the Rochester sufferers, and the mat
ter was referred to the secretary of the
chamber to attend to.
&£ Adjourned.
In Which Some of Our Citizens Gained
The following o'er true bear story
appeared in the Globe over a year ago,
and is now republished at the request of
numerous friends of the parties interested,
who desire to preserve copies for them
selves as well as present them as souvenirs
to our coming ■visitors:
[From the Daily Globe Dec. 21, 1881
A hunting party was made up in St.
Paul recently, composed of Albert Scheffer,
Joseph Dreis, Julius Zahonyi, Joseph
Giesen and a few others whose names have
not reached the reporter. At Alexandria
Secretary of State Yon Baumbach and a
few friends joined the party and they mov
ed on to Bluffton, a station on the Northern
Pacific, where the party made their head
quarters. Under the auspices of C. D.
Baker, an enterprising merchant of that
place, the hunt was inaugurated and, suc
cessfully prosecuted. Several professional
hunters joined the party, acting as guides,
and everything was in shape to insure
All went well for a few days, and a suc
cessful hunt was made for deer, but a
wicked plot was conceived to play a prac
tical joke upon two of the illustrious hunt
ers of the party. Evenings were accord
ingly largely devoted to telling bear stories,
each one of the initiated being able to
contribute some perilous personal adven
ture with a bear. The desperate character
of the animal was portrayed, and the
unsafeness of attacking a bear when
accompanied by its young was especially
dwelt upon and magnified. A few days
before one of the professional hunters who
had joined the party had killed a big bear
weighing 400 pounds . The frozen carcass
of the bear had never been skinned, and
the wicked wags arranged with the hunter
to carry it to a thicket and plant it in the
act of climbing a tree. A tame
pet cub was taken to the woods
and tied with a rope to the tree,
giving the appearance to the victims of
a huge bear with its young cub, which ac
cording to the stories told, would render
any attack on the big bear exceedingly
dangerous. With the plot thus formed
the party sallied out one day for the hunt,
Messrs. Giesen and Zahonyi being in pro
found ignorance of the existence of the
frozen bear. By a little manipulation of
the route taken they were marched up and
through the woods until — horror of horrors
— they discovered the bear accompanied
by a cub. This was a dangerous dilemma,
according to the stories which had been
told, and they were face to face with the
great peril. The man who originally
shot the bear gave the alarm and, firing
his gun at the frozen carcass, hastily re
treated. Mr. Giesen showed good pluck,
and knelt and fired at the supposed ani
mal, albeit that he was sufficiently
nervous ta prevent bis ball from going
within a hundred feet of the monster. Hav
ing discharged his gun he joined in the
running retreat, inaugurated by the old
hunter, who might properly be termed a
decoy. Upon Prof. Zahonyi the sell vts*
complete. He stood not on the order of
his going but went at once. Upon the
first glimpse of the bear he gave a yell
which would have done credit to a Co
manache Indian, and throwing his gun
away he stripped oil his overcoat and
ran his supposed race for life. His jumps
were tremendous. His eyeballs fairly
hung out upon his cheeks and in his ex
citement he opened his mouth so wide that
a3 he ran he almost created an internal
simoon by gulping in the balmy breeze.
Meeting one of the initiated
after running half a mile, he
shouted "save yourself, a bear, a bear," and
enable to stop for any further explana
tion, bounded along. The party thus
warned, to carry out the sell, turned and
ran with him a short distance, but Zahonyi
was too thoroughly alarmed to await com
pany and in a few minutes he was a long
distance in the lead. Bluffton was six miles
away, most of the distance being rough
traveling, but the frightened professor
never called a hault until he had planted
himself inside of Baker's store, and as soon
as he could get his breath he urged the
clerk to put up the outside shutters and
belt the door on the inside, as he was sure
that bear would eat some one up to pro
tect its cub.
A few hours later when the day's hunt
was over, the rest of the party came into
camp and the joke being too good to keep
it was divulged to the exhausted viotim.
He waxed quite indignant for a time and
exacted a pledge of secresy from each one,
which pledge has been solemnly kept only
fourteen confidential friends having been
told the affair with bated breath . It is
not likely that this would ever have reached
the public if Prof. Zahonyi had not writ
ten it np for his di.iry, which he keeps as
religiously as he says his prayers, and the
narrative is given from the advance sheets
of that publication.
A Glass of Soda That He Didn't Get Which
Cost $25— A Light Sunday Grist of Offend
The docket was rather light for a Mon-
ay turnout at the police court yesterday
but as the illustrious Micawber might say,
what was lacking in numbers was made up
in quality. The only dandy on the list, so
3 speakf was Jim Fisk, and his escapade as
well as the name called to mind the doings
of the late departed of lamented memory.
About midnight Sunday the prisoner went
into a drug store on Wabashaw 6treet
where three gentlemen were engaged in
imbibing that summer nectar, which the
girl you are soft on likes so well, known as
soda. Fisk was a little oil his cabose and
he invited himself to joiu the party by
asking them to set 'em up. They replied
that it wasn't his picnic, whereupon he
hauled off aud hit one of the
strangers iv the ear. Then there
was a picnic sure enough,
and Mr. Fisk got downed. He was run in
and that glass of soda, which he didn't
get, cost him just twenty-five one dollar
bills. Sad as it may seem he put up the
shekels .
Mrs. Flynn is a very ancient damsel,
with a long cultivated appetite for booze .
She was before the court again yesterday,
and she went over for the usual thirty
Pat McDonongh and Pat Shanahan en
gaged in a friendly row, in tho course of
which one of the boys sought to settle mat
ters by using a hammer. Mrs. Shanahan,
the mother of one of the boys, was in
court and asked for a continuance until
to-day. It was granted.
James Harrison was fined $10 for wax
ing Peter Burch, the cobbler, and the lat
ter also was put under bonds.
Peter Fritz was charged with choking a
comely young damsel named Lillie Grant.
The case will be tried to-morrow.
James Preston was fined $20 for sleep
ing in a barn and resisting an officer.
Crop Reports.
The following are the crop reports on
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road:
Milbank — Clear and cool; had a pleasant
shower last night, lasting about half an
hour; no damage; all crops looking well .
Andover — Cloudy and mild; no rain last
night; crops in good oondition.
Grotos — Clear and cool; corn and flax
still improving; threshing still going and
grain turning ont fair.
Aberdeen — Cloudy and mild; no rain;
crops unchanged.
Ellendale — Cloudy and warm; slight
wind; crops same.
Frederick — Orops same; cloudy and
mild; looks like rain.
Ashton — Clear; no rain; stacking done;
threshing about half done; corn and pota
toes doing well.
Glencoe — Had a heavy rain last night;
no damage; stacking most all done; cloudy
and cool.
Hector — Clear and oool; hard rain dur
ing the night ; no stacking to-day.
Bird Island — Had quite a shower in the
night; no damage done, except delay in
Sacred Heart — No damage done to crops
by storm last night; stacking will be de
layed day or two.
Appleton — Heavy rain last night; have
not heard of any damage this morning;
farmers busy stacking yesterday; clear
and cool.
Granite Falls — Light rain last night;
quite heavy wind, but think no damage to
crops; clear and warm.
Montevido — All wheat and oats are cut
and about two-thirds of it have been
stacked, There will be a good deal of
threshing this week.
Big Stone— Crops all right; had shower
last night; no damage done; clear and
Ortonville — Crops all looking well; storm
last night, but no damage; clear and
An Enthusiastic Endorsement.
Gobham, N. H., July 14, 1879.
Gents— Whoever you are, I don't know; but
I thank the Lord and feel grateful to you to
know that in this world of adulterated medi
cines there is one compound that proves and
does all it advertises to do, and more. Four
years ago I had a slight 6hock of palsy, whicn
unnerved me to such an extent that the least ex
citement would make me shake like the ague.
Last May I was induced to try Hop Bitters. I
used one bottle, but did not see any char.ge; an
other did so change my nerves that they are now
as steady as they eser -were. It used to take
both hands to write, but now my good right
hand writes this. Now, if you continue to man
ufacture as honest and good an article as you do,
you will accumulate an honest fortune, and con
fer the greatest blessing on yai r fellow-mea that
was ever conferred on mankind.
Municipal Court.
| Before Judge Burr. 1
M. Murphy, drunkenness; committed
for five days.
H. C. Bates same; discharged.
Mr 3. FJynn, same; committed for thirty
J. Harris, J. Henry and C. Simmons,
same; fines of $5 paid.
Pat McDonough and Pat Shanahan,
drunk and disorderly; continued until to
J. Preston, same; fine of $20 paid.
Jas. Harrison, assault; fine of $25 paid.
Peter Fritz, same; continued to the 29th
Ask for Well's "Rough on Corns." 15c.
Quick, complete, permanent cure. Corns,
warts, bunions.
Oilman an "Excrescence."
IWindom (Cottonwood Co.) Citizen. |
The Aitkin Age scratches the name of
Lieut-Gov. C. A. Gilman from the Republi
can ticket, substituting the Democratic
nominee, R. L. Frazee, in his stead. The
Age, like many other independent Repub
licans, considers Gilman as an excrescence
on the Republican ticket that should be
unceremoniously cut off. Knowing noth
ing of the Democratic nominee we are sot
prepared to endorse him, but every honest
voter desires all putrid excrescences pruned
from the body politic, even if it outs to the
quick. When political bosses and machine
managers are compelled to step down and
out then will the rights of the people be
That poor bedridden, invalid wife, sister,
mother, or daughter, can be made the picture
of health by a few bottles of Hop Bitters. Will
you let them suffer? when so easily cured!
"JCuvnel" Freddie's Mistake.
j.Bleepy Eye Herald. J
Fred Driscoll, of the Pioneer Press,
raised his «yss to heaven the other day in
the St. Paul chamber of commerce and
indignantly denied the charge that he had
issued a special edition of the paper for
Minneapolis readers, leaving out a very
full report of the ¥ growth and business of
St. Paul. Whereupon the other papers
proved conclusively that he did suppress
the report in the Minneapolis papers and
that he was a liar. Driscoll evidently
didn't know the gun was loaded.
There were indications of a frost in
northern Michigan last night.
Xorihern Pacific Appointment*,
Th 9 formal announcement of new ap
pointments on the Northern Pacific road
has at last been made public, to take ef
fect on the Ist of September. These
changes, new appointments, and new of
fices, pertain to the traffio department,
and have been referred to on several oc
casions in these columns. The circular
making the announcement comprises the
Northern Pacific, the Oregon Railway &
Navigation company, the Oregon & Cali
fornia Railroad company, and the Pacific
Coast Steamship company. A good deal
of curiosity has been expressed as to what
position Mr. Geo. K. Barnes would have
under the new arrangement. This cir
cular broadens and widens his sphere of
labor and extends his jurisdiction, which
i 3 simply a recognition of his long and
faithful service. All his friends in St.
Paul will rejoice at this and will extend
to him the kindest congratulations. The
following is the circular.
Noethern Pacific Eailboad Company,
Oregon Railway and Navigation Company,
Oregon and California R. R. Co.,
Pacific Coast Steamship Co.
Traffic Depaetm't, St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 1, 1883.
The business of this department will be di
vided and conducted, under the general supervi
sion of the undersigned, by the following
Freight Business East of Helena —
J. M. Hannaford, assistant superintendent of
reight traffic, St. Paul, Minn.
Freight Business West of Helena —
A. L. Stokes, assistant superintendent of
traffic, Portland, Oregon.
Passenger Business East of Helena —
Charles S. Fee, assistant superintendent pas
sf nger traffic, St. Paul, Minn.
Passenger Business West of Helena —
E. P. Roger 3 , general agent passenger depart
ment. Portland, Oregon.
All Ticket Business —
G. K. Barnes, general ticket agent, St. Paul,
Bagg.ige Business —
W. H. Li»we, general baggage agent, St. Paul,
Martin Winch, assistant general baggage
agent, Portland, Oregon.
John Muni,
Superintendent of Traffic.
Bow to Mark Freight.
The Northern Pacifio road and the
Oregon Railway Navigation company have
issued the following circular from the
general office in St. Paul:
Nobthekn Pacific Railho4D Co., )
Okegox Railway and Navigation Co. )
Offic-e of Supeeintendent of Traffic, )
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 25th, 1883. j
Notice to Shippers — Owing to the similarity
of the initials "N. P." and "U. P." (abbrevia
tions for Northern Pacific and Union Pacific,
respectively), all eastern shippers are cautioned
to cob sign and mark in full "care Northern
Pacific R. R." all freight for points in Oregon
and Washington territory, and all other points
reached by the Northern Pacific railroad. Other
wise serious over charges may result .
John Muib, Sup't of Traffic.
Election of Officers.
The St. Paul & Manitoba road has just
elected the following
J. J. Hill, St. Paul; Geo. Stephen, Don
ald A. Smith and R. B. Angus, of Mon
treal; John S. Kennedy and D. Willis
Jones, of New York; Marshall Field, of
J. J. Hill, John S. Kennedy, George
Staples, D. Willis Jones.
The following are the officers elected :
President— J. J. Hill, St. Paul.
Vice President — John S. Kennedy, New
Secretary and Treasurer — Edward Saw
yer, St. Paul.
QGeneral Manager — Allen Manvel, St.
General Traffic Manager— W. S. Alexan
der, St. Paul.
Engineer— C. C. Smith, St. Paul.
Comptroller — A. H. Bode, St. Paul.
Auditor— S. S. Breed, St. Paul.
Rail Notes.
The eastern division of the Chicago, St .
Paul and Omaha road was visited Sunday
light by a succession of small showers.
The St. Paul & Manitoba road is issuing
sirculars cautioning all agents not to re
:eive for shipment out of the state any
und of game.
Forty-three car 3 loaded with cattle
irrived at the Minnesota transfer
yesterday consigned A. Heller, of Milwau
see, and they left yesterday for the latter
3ity on the Milwaukee road.
The National park branch from Livings
ton to Cinnabar, sixty miles into the Yel
lowstone park will be completed and open
ed by the Ist of Sept. A station will be
opened there at that time with W. W. Wi
koff, as agent.
Fifty-four cars will be loaded with cattle
for Miles City to-day and to-morrow by
Scott &, Hauk, of Chicago. On the sth of
September thirty cars will be loaded at the
same place by the Concord Cattle com
pany, for Chicago.
W. C. Van Home, general manager of
the Canadian Pacifio Railway company,
has issued a circular, setting forth that
Henry Batty has been appointed manager
of the steamboat lines and lake traffic of
that company, with headquarters at Mon
The Rock Island aud Pacific road has
issued a circular, setting forth that it will
transport live stock and other articles in
tended for exhibition at any state, county
or district fair, on the line of the road, on
the same terms as those heretofore an
nounced for other roads.
The railroad officials of St. Paul have'
recived a circular from the Missouri Pacific
Railway company, in which they are noti
fied that on and after the 25th all through
rates and divisions issued by the Missouri
Pacific road between points and stations
on the Fort Worth <fc Denver City railway,
will be withdrawn.
Ihe River.
The river shows 2 feet 2 inches.
The Pittsburg will be the boat for St.
Louis Thursday.
The Minneapolis will be the St. Paul
boat Wednesday forenoon at 10.
The Libbie Conger arrived from St.
Louis yesterday, and after unloading re
Mr. Lowry About to Begin His Improve
Hon. Thomas Lowry, president of the
St. Paul and Minneapolis Street Car Rail
way companies, called upon Mayor O'Brien
yesterday with a statement that he was
ready to commence work upon some of
the improvements promised at the time he
secured the control of the St. Paul system.
As the improvements contemplated neces
sitate the temporary tearing up of certain
streets, permission of the council therefor
is required, for which a special meeting of
the council is to be be called at 2 p. m.
The principal improvement contem
plated this fall is the laying of a double
track on the St. Anthony hill line out Nel- ;
son avenue, for which fourteen cars of
forty-five pound steel rails has already j
reached the city, and the balance required '
for the purpose will arrive j
in the next few days. This '
lino is alr»o to be supplied with twelve new '
cai-F, the finest ever brought to the state, '
— the contract calling for their shipment ;
from the manufactory for St. Paul, Sep- j
tember the 20th. With the arrival of th6se ■
new cars,ihos6 now on use on that line will
be thoroughly overhauled and put in first
class condition for u?e in the Lafayette
avenue line. These are the most import
ant improvements and changes already
determined upon, but others are contem
plated and will be made as rapidly as pos
sible, it being the intention of President
Lowry and associates to make the St. Paul
system the equal in trackage and general
appointments of any in the country, while
at the same time the system will be ex
tended as fast as the growth of the city
demands and the condition of the streets
will allow.
A Regular M<etlng: Last Night—Suspen
sion of a Fireman— The Forthcoming
Celebration and Other Matters Talked
A regular meeting of the board of fire
commissioners was held last night, Presi
dentDelano in the chair. Present—Commis
sioners Parker, Prendergast and Hugh
President Delano explained that the
contracts were in process of completion
for the new hose cart, 1,500 feet of hose
and new relief valves.
A communication was read from the cap
tain of engine company No. 2, calling at
tention to certain charges of disorderly
conduct against Albert Peter
son and Nick Davene, of
that company. Acting Chief Hildebrand
explained that he had investigated
the charge and that he had ascertained
that the men hid engaged in a street
wrangle, in which they had employed bois
terous acd profane language. It was also
stated that the men were absent without
leave of absenso. Capt. John Jackson,
of No. 2, was present and asked to explain
the affair. He said that he had given Du
vene permission to go across the street,
but that he had supposed that Peterson
was in bed.
He had heard that the men had engaged
in a wrangle, but would not feel justified
in making charges against Duvene.
Officer Peltier, who was on the beat at
the time, testified that Peterson had used
loud and profane language, and that Du
vene had tried to qaiet him down.
On motion of Commissioner Parker,
Fireman Peterson was suspended until the
next meeting of the board for being off
duty without leave, and for using profane
Capt. Jackson addressed the board on
behalf of Peterson, calling attention to
his hitherto good character.
Thomas Markley, of company No. 3,
who was suspended, was reinstated to take
effect September Ist.
Superintendent Jenkin=, of the fire
alarm system, called the attedtion of the
board to the fact that he had used up all
the material at his disposal, and that he
could not progress with the work of com
pleting the circuits until some provision
shall have been made.
On motion of Mr. Hughson, the presi
dent of the board was authorized to confer
with the committee on fire department of
the council with reference to the subject.
Commissioner Parker spoke of the pro
priety of subjecting applicants for posi
tions ou the force to a medical examina
tion. The subject was discussed but no
action was taken.
The pay roll for August, £4.GG7, was al
On motion it was decided that the de
partment should turn out in the procession
of the Northern Pacific celebration. It
was also decided to make all the necessary
arrangements for an elaborate and elegant
The matter of arranging for the parade
was referred to a committee consisting of
one man from each house.
Clears out rats, mice, roiches, flies, ante, bed
bugs, skunks, chipmunks, gophers. 15c. Drug
Board of Public Works.
At the regular meeting yesterday after
noon Messrs. Farrington and Terry were
absent and Mr. Barrett being called to the
chair, the following business was transact
The assessment for grading Third street
from Maria avenue to Maple avenue was
The assessment for sprinkling Dayton
avenue from Summit avenue to Arundel
street was confirmed.
A correction was ordered to divide
equally in the assessment for a change of
grade on Cedar street from Twelfth to
Bluff street.
The matter of the assessment for the
opening and extension of Dakota avenue
through lot 4, blk 54, West St. Paul, was
adjourned to Sept. 3 for further consider
The matter of the asssssment for change
of grade on Pleasant avenue from Third
street to Ramsey street was adjourned to
Sept. 3, and the city attorney and engineer
were authorized to report on the disputed
grade of 187'J and 4874.
On motion the council was req nested to
return to this board the final estimate of
the Rondo street sewer, James Water?, con
Objections of numerous property own
ers to assessments for change of grade oa
Pleasant avenue were placed on file.
Corrections were ordered in assessments
for Rice street grading, making the assess
ments on all the lots in Fawcett's addition
$8,43 each.
The matter of the Rice street iron bridge
over the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba
railroad was referred to the city attorney
and engineer to carry out, as wa3 also the
Jackson street iron railway bridge.
The matter of a sidewalk on the south
side of* Fourth stceet in front of blocks 2
and 1, Hopkins' addition, and on north
side of Fourth street, in front of block 13,
Whitney & Smith's addition^ was re
ferred to the engineer to carry out if found
The following were returned to the coun
cil in favor: Grading Goff street from Da
kota avenue to George street; grading of
George street to the south side of the line
of the city, and the grading of Dakota
avenue from the south end of Wabashaw
street bridge to Goff street.
The objections of Geo. Parpue, of Shak
opee, to his assessment for grading Gar
field street were referred to the clerk to
Joseph Steinkamp, the contractor for
grading Aurora avenue, was allowed a
final estimate of $333.60, and F. W. Gel
dermana final estimate of $1,072 for grad
ing Ellen street.
The matter of purchasing a sprinkling
cart to and in repairing the streets was
placed on file.
The protest of thirty-two property own
ers against grading Goodhue street was
placed on file.
The assessment for grading Pleasant
avenue from Sixth street to Ramsey street
was completed and the clerk ordered to
give confimation notice.
r^-Fast, brilliant and fashionable are the
Diamond Dye colors. One package colors Ito 4
lbs. of goods. 10 cents for any color.
A. Visitor Gives His Views to an Eastern
Journal— The .St. Paul of Forty Years
Ako and the St. l'anl of To-day— A Strik
ing Advancement.
I Correspondence SpringSi-u],\[a?s , Republican.]
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 14, ISS3.— The
tourists iv visiting the new north
west must be prepared for surprises, no
matter how often he may come. Great
changes are being constantly and rapidly
msde. ThegeogrfiDhy of yesterday is not
the geography of to day. The maps,
charts and guide-books of oi^e season are
obsolete in the next. Less than 40 years
ago the valley of the upper Mississippi
was described on the school-boy's map as
an "ankuown region, inhabited "by Indians
and buffalos." In 1849, when the territo
tory of Minnesota was organized, and the
biil creating it located its capital at St.
Pan), people) examined their maps for it in
vain. It was supposed to be somewhere
near St. Anthony's Fal!?, bat where they
knew not. At that time the site of this
now populous city was a wilderness of
trees and bushes, a tangled jungle with
long swamp grasses in its marshes, filled
with muskrats and aquatic fowl, while the
river was overhung with towering cliffs or
bluffs of white sand-stone, and these
I crowned with majestic tree?, gave to the
scenery a wild, beautiful and picturesque
Minnesota is an Indian name of Sioux
origin, given to the Minnesota river be
fore the organization of the territory.
"Minne," is water, and "sota," tinted, and
the two combined make "tinted water."
The territory derived its name from the
river. The total area of the state is 83,
--530 equaie miles. Of this area the big
woods occupy 5,000 square miles, and in
the northeast corner is an immense pine
region covering 21,000 square miles; then
there are 800 lakes, which cover with the
streams 3,843 square miles, thus leaving
originally as open farming lands 53,687
square miles. Extending across the state
is the magnificent park region, with its
great forests, sparkling lakes and rich
Equi- distant between St. Paul and Min
neapolis is Fort Snelling, located on a
high bluff at the junction of the Mississ
ippi and the Minnesota rivers, which is
the headquarters of the department of Da
kota of the United States army. It was
erected about sixty years ago for protec
tion against the Indians. It is a place of
considerable interest, is surrounded by
the finest landscapes in the country, and
has frequently been compared by tourists
to some old castle on the Rhine. About
two miles north of Fort Snelling are the
now classic Minnehaha falls, (laughing
water) to which such thrilling inieredt has
been imparted by Longfellow's charming
poem, "Hiawatha. 7 ' The little Minnehaha
creek which forms the falls, for miles
runs quietly through verdant meadow
lands, draining a series of lakes, of which
the beautiful Minnetonka is one. Sudden
ly a break occurs in the level meadow, and
a deep gorge appears, the banks on both
sides being covered with bushes and trees.
Over the smooth-worn edge of a granite
ledge the little stream broadens and takes
a leap of about 80 feet to a whirling, boil
ing pool below. When the water is high,
the fall is 30 feet wide, and the surround
ings are very picturesque and beautiful. It
is a place for repose and reflection, and
the simple beauty of the murmuring cas
cade, with its numberless rainbows, gives
one a feeling of rest exquisitely delight
ful. In winter columns of ice are formed
from the crest to the pool below, and if
one enters into the chamber back of it,
with the thermometer down to 20 or 30
and the sun brightly shining, he will im
agine himself, as one expresses it, in a
fairy grotto, though it is as cold as an Es
quimaux lodge.
A few miles above, at Minneapolis on
tne Mississidpi river, are the falls of St.
Anthony, which furnish the power for the
immense mills there located. Some of
Minnesota's beautiful lakes have become
famous as watering-places and summer
resorts, the principal ones being Lake
Minnetonka (big water). It lies on the
edge of the big woods, in what is called
the park region; it is but an hour and a
half's ride by rail from St. Paul and thou
sands of pleasure aud health-seekers visit
it annually. It has a length of about 30
miles and the greatest breadth is three or
four miles, but being a curious aggregate
of bays, it has a shore-line of 200 miles.
In the 30 miles travel required to make a
tour of this lake by steamer, many beauti
ful views are obtained and they are con
stantly changing as the boat passes from
bay to bay. It has a number of first-class
hotels and many pretty cottages which are
utilized as summer residencei by private
There are many other beautiful lakes
not far distant from this city which are
the watering palaces of the west, among
which are White Bear lake, Forest lake,
Chicago lake and othera too numerous to
mention. White Bear lake is 12 miles
from St. Paul and has beaches of pebbles
and sand; its banks are covered with large
forest trees and present a combination of
scenery that long ago gave it the title ef
Minnesota's gem. It is four or five miles
in length, covering about 4,000 acres.
There are many cottages built here for
summer residences, good hotels and good
fishing and some elegant sailing yachts.
But I must cay something about this
city and will go back to the St. Paul of
yesterday. Pierre Parrant, a Canadian
traveler, erected his log shanty here in
Jane, 1838, and began his business therein.
There being no other way of advertising,
he chalked upon the door, "importer and
wholesale and retail dealer in whisky."
Thi3 was the first habitation and this
was the first commercial house in this
Christian metropolis of to-day. He did
quite a staggering business and had for
customers the solid men of the surround
ing wilderness, to-wit, the poor degraded
Indians, trappers and the whisky-loving
soldiers from Fort Snelling. But let me
describe this noted founder of a city.
Parrant wa3 a coarse, sullen, brutal, hag
gard-looking fellow, with long and tang
led hair usually uncombed and unbrushed,
and he seemed to be as ready to knock one
down as to shake hands. He was about
60 years of age and had but one eye — a
fearful bad eye that looked like a swine's
optic, and all his customers called him
"Old Pig's Eye." Finally the name be
came attached to the locality itself, and
the little settlement subsequently located
upon the site of the present city of St.
Paul was known al "Pigs Eye" and was so
called by all the early river navigators.
Other settlers and squatters soon ar
rived, and the place began to boom, and
there was soon great competition in the
whiskey business among the importers
and wholesale dealers. The pea-nut
trade had not then begun. The whisky
business seems to be a thriving one in all
the new settlements of the new north
west. The Norwegians, for instance, (and
there are a host of them scattered all over
our prairies) are a yery honest, industri
ous, thrifty people, but they have ene
great failing, and that is a fondness for
whisky and beer. Last winter business
took me to a settlement but a few miles
from Grand Forks, Dak. A few days be
fore I arrived there a Norwegean farmer
had been found one morning frozen to
death but a few rods from his door. It
, seems he had been a few miles away the
! day before, and on his way home had
had stopped and drank heavily in two or
three ealoon3 and became co intoxicated
that he fell into a snow-drift just before
his door and was unable to cet up. By
his side was found a bottle of whisky
which he had purchased and was taking
home. The coroner's jury composed of
Norwegians "sat upon the body" and the
bottle filled with whisky was the principal
witness introduced, and each of the jury j
personally cross-examined it, till it was
all used up. In other words thej tasted
and drank the whole of it before render
ing their verdict. I had this from an in
telligent Norwegian of the place, who
condemned this drinking habit of his
The name of "St. Paul was given to
our city by Rev. Father Galtier, a French
C if holic priest who in 1844 «p"ure<i the
erection of tho liale clu^tji of St. i"uui !
which was dedicated by that name. It
was considered an important institution j
at that time and when dedicated Father !
Galtier expressed a desire that the set
tlement should be called by the same
name. His wish was granted, and
"Pig's Eye," was changed to, and after
wards called St. Paul. This little log
chapel, was taken down in 1856, the logs
and pieces being all marked, numbered
and laid by, with the intention on the part
of the conservators of some time rebuild
ing this truly historical structure; proba
bly, when the city celebrates its centennial
anniversary. In 1845, there were thirty
families in and about St. Paul and in the
winter of 1848-9 the mails were carried
over the vast reaches of snow on a dog
sledge, but they were so few and far be
tween, that they did not get the news of
Gen. Taylor's election until January.
The bill for the organization of Minnesota
territory, locating the capital at St. Paul
was approved March 3, 1849, but the snow
having begun to melt and the dog mail
sled being suspended, the mails were de
layed until the river was open, and it was
not till the second week of April that the
news of the passage of the bill was re
ceived here, which caused universal re
joicing and the wiliest enthusiasm. At
this time the whole population of the ter
ritory did not exceed 1000 and but thirty
buildings in St. Paul. But the elements
of empire were here, pioneers of the right
stamp were not wanting, and from this
time onward tnere was a perfect rush of
immigrants and settlers.
The first newspaper printed in Minne
sota was published by James M. Goodhue,
a native of Hebron, N.H., a lawyer by pro
fession, and an able, talented man, who as
a paragraphist was equaled by few living
men. It was printed in St. Paul and
issued April 20, 1849, and, although started
under discouraging circumstances, was
continued with remarkable success. It was
called the Minnesota Pioneer. An item in
the first number reads: "We print and
issue this number of the Pioneer in a
building through which oat of doors is
visible by more than 500 apertures, and as
for our type, it is not safe from being
pied on the a allies in the wind." In 1855
St. Paul had a population of 4,716, and
boasted of five daily papers, but two of
them were soon discontinued.
The St. Paul of to-day is built upon
both sides of the Mississippi river, the east
side being located on a site appearing like
a large semi-circle amphitheater, sur
rounded by lofty bluffs . Two plateaus or
steppes are thus enclosed, and on the low
er of these the principal business portion
of the city is located. Here can be seen
massive business blocks, while on the
level and distant elevations are seen hun
dreds of palatial residences, from which
can be obtained a panoramic view seldom
equaled in beauty or magnificence. The
growth of St. Paul has been magical. One
year since its population was estimated at
about 70,000, and now it cannot be less
than 95,000. The valuation of its real
estate and personal property to-day is over
$65,000,000 as against $29,000,000 three
years since. The increase in the whole
sale trade of 1882 over 1881 was $20,872,
495. The wholesale grocery trade alone
in 1881 was $6,350,000, but in 1882 it leaped
forward to $13,533,000. The lumber trade
in 1881 was $1,348,000, but in 1882 amount
ed to $3,439,622. The capital of its
national banks, which was $2,200,000 in
1882, has been increased to $4,700,000, with
a surplus of $870,431, and besides the city
has $700,000 in capital stock of state banks
making the aggregate bank capital of this
city $6,270,431, which is $469,228 more
than the capital stock and surplus of all
the other banks in Minnesota combined .
There were eighty-two plats or additions
placed upon record in 1882, representing
a total of 7,900 lots, and during the same
period 3,000 buildings were erected within
the city limits, and 4,497 transfers of real
property were recorded, representing a
money value of $9,374,852. The song of
the hammer and saw is heard in
every direction, from the rising
of the sun to the going down thereof,
and the increase of buildings this year
over last will be enormous . The real es
tate market is now exceedingly active; in
three days last week over $500,000 chang
ed hands in bnsiness property alone.
These sales included a large site for the
hotel, which is to be begun at once. It is
to cover 75,000 square feet of ground to
cost $1,000,000 and when completed will
be one of the largest and finest in the
country. A site has also recently been
purchased for the new chamber of com
merce building and the association are at
once to erect thereon an imposing edifice
oosting at least $100,000. The tower on
the new capitol building i 3 being com
pleted, and the statue of justice will
probably be placed in position thereon
to-iay. The new high school building is
also about done and the whole cost in
cluding furniture will be about $130,000.
Its style of architecture is the square or
Eastlake gothic and its spire is 140 feet
high from the street grade.
St. Paul is the great commercial center
of the new northwest, lies at the head ot
navigation, is a port of entry and the ter
minus of numerous railroads where 100
trains arrive and depart daily. She has
long miles of smooth, well-paved avenues
lined with business block3,public buildings
or fine residences, with water, gas, electric
lights, a well arranged system of sewerage,
first-class public schools, elegant churches
and a live mayor and well -drilled police
force and fire department. The natural
advantages of St. St. Paul, its wealth, re
sources and facilities for largely extending
its commercial and manufacturing busi
ness, the solid and durable foundations
already laid, and the enterprise and high
character of its citizens all" bespeak a bril
liant feature for this already populous and
prosperous city. F. C. B.
*Lydia E. Pinkhanr a great Laboratory, Lynn,
Mass., is turning out millions of packages of her
celebrated Compound, which are being Bent to
the four winds, and actually find their way to all
lands under the sun and to the remotest confines
of modern civilization .
Article* of Incorporation Filed.
Articles of incorporation of the New
Ulm Vinegar Works were filed with the
secretary of state yesterday . The capital
is placed at $10,000, at $50 per share, and
there are eight incorporators. The first
board of officers are L. D. Peterson, presi
dent; Henry Keller, vice president; Wm.
Pfuendersen, secretary and treasurer, and
Louis Fekel and Peter Harrison, directors.
The oaths of |offioe of Hastings A. Hart
as secretary of the board of state charities
and corrections were filed with the secre
tary of state yesterday.
Flies, roaches, ants, bed-bugs, rats, mice,
gophers, chipmunks, cleared out by "Rough on
Rats." 15c.
JO— In Probate Court, special term, August 16,
In the matter of the estate of Mathilde Je&ne
rich, deceased:
On reading and filing the petit! of William
Jennerich, of seid county, representing?, among
other things,* that MathildeJennerlch, late (if said
county, on the 19th day of July, A; D. 1&83, at Saint
Paul, in said county, died intestate, and beins? an
inhabitant of this county, at. the time of her death,
j leaving goods, chattels and estate within this coun
ty, and that the said petitioner is the widower of
said deceased, and praying that administration of
said estate be to Albert Krengel, granted:
It is ordered, that said petition be heard before
the Judge of this Court on Friday, iK» lirU day of
September, A. I). 1883, at ten o'clock r. in., at the-
Probate court room, in the court hou.-e, in said
i Ordered further, thr.t notice thereof foe givpn to
the heirs of said deceased, and to all persons inter
ested, by publishing a copy of this order for three
successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, in.
the Daily Globe, a newspaper printed and pub
lished at S"in! Paul, i-: said county.
■ By the Court, WAI. li. McGROKTY,
fi* s-J .) dge of Probate.
; Attest: Frank Robert, Jr., Clerk.
j au2l-tu-4w
Notice to Creditors.
State of Minnesota, County of Ramsey— ss. In Pro
bate Court, special term, August 20, 1883.
In the matter of the estate of James W. Xurnbull,
Notice is hereby given that the Judge of Probate
of the County of Ramsey, will upon the first Mon
day of the months of October, November, Decem
ber, 1883, and January and February, 1884, at ten
o'clock a. m., receive, hear, examine, and adjust all
claims and demands of all persons against said de
ceased, and that six months from and after the date
hereof have been allowed and limited for creditors
to present their claims against said estate, at the
expiration of which time all claims not presented
or not proven to its satisfaction shall be forever
barred, unless for good cause shown further time
be allowed.
aug2l-tu-5w Judge of Probate.
Notice to Creditors.
State of Minnesota, County of Ramsey— ss. In Pro
bate Court, special term, July 28, 1883.
In the matter of the Estate of Susan G. Milwaln,
Notice is hereby given that the Judge of Probate
of the county of Ramsey, will, upon the first Mon
day of the month of October, A. D. 1883, at ten
o'clock a. m., receive, hear, examine and adjust all
claims and demands of all persons against Bald es
tate, and that six months from and after the date
hereof have been allowed and limited for creditors
to present their claims against said estate, at the
expiration of which time all claims not presented
or not proven to its satisfaction shall be forever
barred, unless for good cause shown further time
be allowed.
Administrator of the estate of Susan G Milwain,
deceased. july3l-St-tue
Notice to Creditors.
State of Minnesota, County of Ramsey— ss. In
Probate Court, special term, August 13, 18S3.
In the matter of the estate bi tlbridge W. Chase,
Notice is hereby given that the Judge of Probate
of the county of Ramsey will, upon the first Monday
of the months of October, November, December,
1883, January and February, 1884, at ten o'clock
a. m., receive, hear, examine and adjust all claims
and demands of all persons again>t said deceased,
and that six months from the date hereof have been
allowed and limited for creditors to present their
claims against said estate, at the expiration of
which time all claims not presented or not proven
to its satisfaction shall be forever barred unless for
good cause shown further time be allowed.
By the Court, WM. B. McGRORTY,
[l. b.] Judge of Probate.
—S3. In Probate Court, General Term, August
In the matter of the estate of Girart Hewitt, de
On reading and filing the petition of Allie Hewitt,
administratrix of the estate of Girart Hewitt, de
ceased, representing among other things that she
has fully adminstered said estate, and praying that
a time and place be fixed for examining and allow
ing her account of administration, and for the as
signment of the residue of said estate to heirs,
It is ordered, that said account be examined, and
petition heard, by the Judge of this Court, on Fri
day, the 31st day of August, A. D. 1883. at ten o'clock
a. m., at the probate office in said county.
And it is further ordered, that notice thereof bo
given to all persons interested, by publishing
a copy of this order for three successive weeks
prior to said day of hearing in the Daily Globe, a
newspaper printed and published at Saint Paul, in
said comity. By the court,
fudge of Probate.
Attest Frank Robert, Jr., Clerk.
Bigelow, Flandrau & Squires, Attorneys for
Administratrix. ang 7-tue-4w
Notice to Creditors.
State of Minnesota, County of Ramsey — ss. In
Probate Court.
In the matter of tke estate of Abby E. W. Adams,
Notice is hereby given to nil persons having
claims and demands against said estate of Abby B,
W. Adams, late of the county of Providence, state
of Rhode Island, deceased, that the judge of the
probate court of said county will hear, examine,
and adjust c'aims imd demands against said estate,
at his office in Saint Paul, in said county, on the
first Monday of the month of October, A.D., 18S3, at
ten o'clock a.m., and that six months from the 13th
day of August, A. D. Isß3, have been allowed and
limited by said court to creditors to present their
Dated this 13th day of August, 135(3.
Administrator of the estate of Abby E. W. Adams,
deceased. aug!4.J;-ie-5w
O — ss. In Probate Court, special term, August 18,
In the matter of the estate of Jennie 11. Rogers,
Whereas, An instrument in writing, purporting to
be the last will and testament of Jennie H. Rogers,
deceased, late of said county, has been delivered to
this court:
And whereas, William D. Rogers, has filed there
with his petition, representing among other things
that said Jennie H. Rogers, died in said county, on
the 11th day of October, 1878, testate, and that said
petitioner is the sole executor named in said last
will and testament, and praying that the said in
strument may be admitted to probate, and that let
ters testamentary be to him issued thereon;
It is ordered, That the proofs of said instrument,
and the said petition, be heard before this court, at
the probate office in said county, on Saturday, the
■2M day of September, A. D. ISB3, at ten o'clock in
tho forenoon, when all concerned may appear and
contest the probate of said instrument;
And it is further ordered, That public notice of
the time and place of said hearing be given to all
persons interested, by publication of these orders
for three weeks successively previous to said day of
hearing, in the Daily Globe, a newspaper printed
and publi-hed at Saint Paul in said county.
By the Court. . AVm. B.McGKORTY,
[l.s.J Judge of Probate.
Attest: Frank Robert. Jr.. Clerk.
E. fciMONTOff, attorney for petitioner,
Administrator's Sale.
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of license
of sale granted by the probate court of the county
of Ramsey, Minnesota, in the matter of the estate
Of Isaiah B. Heyliii, deceased, I will, on the 18th day
of August, A. D, 1883, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon,
at the front door of the old court house, in the city
of Saint Paul in said county, sell at public auctiOH,
to the highest bidder for cash as the property of
the said estate, all the following described lands
and premises;
Lots one and two of section twenty-one and the
southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of sec
tion twenty-two, township twenty-nine, rnngo twen
ty-two. On those three last above described tracts
are laid out and platted what are styled "Lake resi
dences," from one to fourteen, both inctasivo, tho
title whereof is claimed to !>e owned by divers par
Also, the undivided half of the lollowin;,-: Lots
one, four, five, six, ten, eleven, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-ate,
thirty-eight, for.y, forty-hvo, forty-four, forty-six,
forty-eight, forty-nine, fifty-three, fifty-six, rifty
eight and fifty-nine, in Lake Coino Villas, once
claimed to be owned by one George W. Bennett.
Also, the other undivided half oi the foregoing
described lots once claimed to be owned by J. C.
Al*o, lot? two, three, seven, nine, twelve, seven
teen, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, thirty
four, thirty-five, thirty-seven, thirty-nine, forty
one, forty-three, forty-five, forty-seven, fifty, fifty
two, fifty-four, fifty-five, nfty-.-even, and sixty, in
said Lake Como Villas, claimed to be owned at one
time by Mary *. Steadman; al-o, lots eighteen,
nineteen, twenty, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty
and thirty-one, in said Lake Como Villas, claimed at
one time to bo owned by W. A. Passavant; also, lots
twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three and twenty
four, in said Lake Como Villas, claimed to be owned
at one time by Wolf & Lane; also, lot fifty-one in
said Lake Como Villas, claimed at one time to be
owned by one John M. Andrews.
Also, the northwest quarter of the southwest
quarter of section twenty-one, town twenty-nine,
range twenty-two; also, all the interest of the said
estate in the northeast quarter of the southwest
quarter, and the northeast quarter of the southeast
quarter of said southwest quarter, and the east half
of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter
of said southwest quarter of section twenty-one,
township twenty-nine, range twenty-two.
All of said property being situate "in the county of
July 20, 1883.
Administrator de bonis non of said estate.
I. V. D. Heard, attorney for administrator.
The above sale is adjourned to~August 27, A. D.
1883, at 2 o'clock p. m.. at the same place.
Administrator oi said estate.
August 18, 1883.
I. V. D. Heard, Att'y for administrator,
The above sale is adiourned to September 3d,
A.D. 18J3, at 2 o'clock p. m., at tho same place.
Administrator of said estate.
August 27, 1883.
I. V. D. Heard, att'y for administrator. tu&mo

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