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All TfiE_HOSBBS. [This column will appear in the Gl«OBE erery Honday morning. Pertinent correspondence will bo thankfully received, and>hould be ad dressed Turf Editor of the Globe.] Goldsmith Maid's Frolick-.oine Karly I>ays —Uecker'd Worthless Co3t Proves to bo tlie liest Piece of Horse-flesh i: the AVojld—Thel-if«of AbdaUftli, the Sire ot Noted Horses— Challenge of Kichball to Midway— of Interest to Horse men. Te Advertisers. Slock advertisements will hereafter be inserted in tho Monday issue of the Globe immediately following the reading matter of the horse department. In no other way can stock bo bo cheaply or prominently advertised as by taking advantage of this opportunity. Figures will be furnished on application, and advertisements can also occupy a corresponding position in the weekly issue, if desired. Goldsmith Maid. [New York Sun. 1 It is riot generally' known that if it had not been for tha entreaties and interven tion of two estimable women the famous mare Goldsmith Maid would \, never have been Goldsmith Maid at all, but would in all probability have beer, running, wilful and wild, over the fields of her original owner aud those of his neighbors, as she was when he sold her, against his will, nearly twenty years ago. Tho mother of Goldsmith Maid, accord ing to the statement given to the writer by John H. Docker, who took her to Ed- Ball's Hambletoniaa in Goshen, was fir&t seen by her subsequent owner, Johu H. Decker, as she was stopped at hid hoc**) near Diokertown, N, J., tied by a halter behind the ramshackle wagon of an itinerant peddler, in 1855. The mare was bony aud had seen hard usuage some where. "Johnay 8.," being a good horse man, as all Sussex county farmers were in those days of quarter racing, saw at once that the mare had excellent point?, aud, a3 the peddler wanted to strike no a trade of some kind, the farmer exchanged a horse he wanted to get rid of for the mare. She turned out to be a valuable animal on the Decker farm, and her owner thought bo much of her that he resolved me should have a colt whose sire should be the bea; horse in the country, which was then Seely Edsall's horse, excepting of course, his noble sire, Rysdyk's Hamblelonion. As a x;sult a mare colt was foaled in May 1657 John 3. Decker's only ambition n« to this colt was that it should turn out to bo a useful animal on the farm, but the wa-3 so nervous, obstinate, and high strung that she was three years old before any at tempt was made to break her. The at tempt w;-.s only partially sacceasf uly, for the only, work she ever did in harness while ou the farm was half a day's plough ing in a cornfield and three hour's hauling of a stone drag, both of which jobs were a surprise to her owner. At the end of the half day* plowing sha lay down in the furrow, kicked herself loose from th 9 plow, and ran away. She got to be known in the neighborhood I-S DECK SB'S WObTELESS colt. Fevxeas were no obstacle to her, and she speat as much of her time in running free end wild in the fields of Docket's neigh bors as she did in his. There was one thing she would do, and took great delight in. That was joining in the running races that were then the popular sport in Sussex county. Bat her owner never knew when she was entered for these races, and had no suspicion that she was being used ia that way. She was always taken surrepti tiously from the field, and seemed to have a premonition of what sbawas wanted for. The races that she ran in always oame oil on moonlight nights, and sho beat all the crack runners in the county. As worth less a3 she was, John B. Decker loved the mare, <\nd would have hoa*«d hdr like a queen if eho had been willing. At the age of seven she was the same "worthless Decker oolt." She had not put her head through n collar in four years. This was in 1864, and John H. Decker, who had left his uccle'a before the col* was bora, had never s6en her, having ra moveJ to Nowburgh. In that year he aud 'Squire Bingham, of Newburgh, wore driving through the country buying ud turkeys for speculation. It was in Novem ber that they brought up at Uncle Johnny B.s farm, which is three miles from Deck ertown, and which is now managed by his son-in-law, Jacob Swartwout. John H. Decker saw the mare arid saw at once that she had points about her that few horses had, and he wanted to buy her. He offered $250 for her but his unole emphatically refused. Then John B.s wife took a hand in. She had long been disgusted with the mare, as she had "eaten her head off" a score of times. She said to her husband that, as tho purchaser was a namesake and a near relative, he ought to sell him the mare. "Give him $260," she said, "and he'll take it." So the nephew'made it $260,' and the uncle finally said that if he would catch the mare alone he could have her for $260. Th 9 condition was accepted, and after more than an hour's persistent effort, the younger Decker succeeded in getting the mare in the bant. Then the elder Docker wanted to back out. He offered his nephew a blooded black mare that he had retusstl $600 for if he would leave the wild mare. John H. refused to make the exchange . The blaok mare subsequently became the property of Gan. Kilpatriok, who took it with him when he went to Chili as min ister. At the time of this transaction, John H. Declur'^ parents lived three miles from Goshen, near the village of Den ton. Bing ham and Docker drove away from Johnny B's with the mare tied behind thuir wagon, as her c!nm had once been tied behind the peddlei's wagon. Thay stopped at Deck er's father's fo^ ths night and it was noised about th 3 village in a short time that Joha Deoker had paid $200 for the well ka»wn "worthless colt." William Tompkiua, sometimes known as Jersey Bill, was then keeping the Talmage jhouss, at Hampton, a mile from Danton. Hj had long had his eye on the Decker mare, but had never been abla to buy her. Hearing thst Jjhn Decker hid bought her, and had hor at his father's, Tompkins drove over to see her. John Decker's mother was a good and very pioas woman, and had a great horror of fast horses. His father was also disinclined towards sporting matters. M.s. Daoker gathered from the talk of the men that they anticipated great things of the mare as a trotter. When Jewey Bill arrived one morning Deoker and 'Squire iam were about reiily to start en thdir way. A hired man was showing off the mare in the lane, and Mrs. Deoker was a sor rowful spectator, remirking that she was sura ruin would followle- son if he. OWNiiD A FAST HOB9E, and she knew he had just refused to accept an offer from 'Sqire Bingbam of $150 for a one-half interest in her. In relating the circumstances to the writer, he said he , rani; intended the mare for his brother-iii- j law. Judge William Fullerton. Jersey Bill I looked at the mare a moment or two, and j then bluntly said that he would give $350 for her. On hearing this Mrs. Decker appealed to her son to sell her. Tompbics raised his offer $10. Decker's mother beg ged him with tears in her eyes to get rid of the mare at any price,and his father added his voice to hers. At last his parents seeming bo much in earnest, and exhbit ing so much feeling in the matter, Decker a^oeuted Jersey Bill's offer, and he drew a check for $360. While this was being done Decker was looking the mare over, and repented selling her. He made pretense of not caring to take Bill's check for the mare, bat hi 3 father asked to see it. When it was handed to him he wrote his name across the back, and, remarking that he guessed it would go now, handed it to hia ton. There was no excuse for. farther op position, and Jersey Bill drove oft' with the Decker mare. John H. Decker and Bingham started for Goshen, but the more the form6i thought of what he had done the more he regretted it, and ho said he was , bound to get the mare back if ho could. Reaching Goshen, he telegraphed to the officers of the Middletown bank asking if Jersey Bill's check was pood for $360. The an swer cam© back that it was good for only $300. Decker then declared that he would go to Hampton and deliver up the check and recover the mare. Before he could get away, however, a telegram came from the bank that the CHECK HAD BEES MADE GOOD, and the mare was lost to him forever. Alden Goldsmith would have never bought the mare, but for John H. Decker. Tompkina had her still in the spring of 1865, and could do nothing with her. One day Decker met Goldsmith on an Erie Railway train, and told him that if he wanted to get the best piece of horse flesh there was in the country, be would tell him for $100, where she Mood. Gold smith said all right. Decker told him of the Decker mare. Goldsmith replied that he had seen her, and that she was "ao good." He did not know her pedigree at the time , and Decker told him what it was. Then Goldsmith became interested, and succeeded in buying the mare for $600. The popular story that an old wagon was • part of the con sideration is not strictly true. Bill Bodine who was the mare's father, and by whore skill and patience she was made what Bhe became, told the writer that Goldsmith had been promising Tompkins a dragon for some time, and when the latter delivered the mare to its new owner, he saw a sec ond-hand wagon that suited him standing in Goldsmith's shed. Tompkin3 reminded Goldsmith of his promise, and asked him for the wagon, as he could take it right along with him than. Goldsmith looked at the wagon awhile, and then said: "All right; take it along. I'll have to send it to the blacksmith shop anyhow before long." And Jersey Bill took the wagon. By the fall of 1865 Bill Bodine had con quered the mare, and that same aaaaon he entered her far her first public trotting match. The trot was to be on the Middle town track, with a horse from Port Jervis known as Lady Brown. The purse was for $500 with a forfeit of $50. The race did not come off, for Mr. Goldsmith en tered her for a tret with the then famous horse Gen. Waiter, on the Goshen track, and the date was the same as the Middle town entry. Bodine paid the $50 forfeit, and the mare won the race in three straight heats, making a record of 2:26. Her next important race was the groat trot on the Middletown track, with D»xtsr, wh*n she was beaten by that then king of the turf. Mr. Goldsmith never paid Decker th* $100 for giving him the points about the mare. He offered him a colt by Volun teer, and Decker declined, saying that he would be satisfied if be could have the saining: of the mare. He wanted to call her "Ella D." af Mr his wife, a sister of •Jr<d£O Fullerton. To this Mr. Goldemith would not Kgree, and he gave her the name which sha immortalized. John 11. Decker, the original par chaser of tha mare, and William B«dine, her trainer, ire both dead. John B. Decker still live* oa tho f*rin where »he w*o foal ed, and few d*ye htve passed since 1804 whsu he has not lamented the au'..i of his "worthies*" colt. GrettlHim Xot Boni+n the Purple, [Turf, Field and Farm, ] The life of Abdallah was checkered and romauVio. Ha was a mahogany bay. standing 15.2, and Mr. Ry3t!yfe, who knew him well, doaoribad him: '"Ha was pow erful in the back, loins and quarters, with the moat beautiful width of hock that I ever saw in my life. His motion was ex ceedingly springy, vigorous and elastic, and he had the qaicknest knee action that I ever saw in any horse." The sire of Abdallah was running-bred Mambrino, and hi 3 dam was Ainazona, a mare of un traced blood, but possessed of fine quali ties, among them courage. She was once ridden from Philadelphia to Old Bull's Head in New York in one day. Abdallah was bred by John Tred well, of Brooklyn, in 1825, and in 1839 he was taken to Kentucky, ; where he made several seasons, and then i was brought back to N&w York. On^Jana 5, 1848, at Chester, Orange county, he was mated with the Charles Kent mare, then owned by Jonas S«ely. Wm. if. Jlysdyk hold the mare, and the servioe fee was $12. In the spring of 1854 he was taken to a remote hamlot on Long Island. He was twenty-nine years old and was sold to a fisherman for $35. Ha refused to work in front of a fish wagon, and was turned out upon a beach devoid of vegetation to die of Btarvalion. He was buried in the sand on a dreary day in November, 1854. May 5,1849, at Chester, the Charles Kent mare foaled a bay colt subsequently called Hambletosian. Mr. Rysdyk, who assisted at the wedding, purchased the mare and colt for one hundred and twenty-nva dol | lars. In 1851, when two years old, Ham bletonian served four mares, for which no charge was made, and got three colts, one of which was Alexander's Abdallah, ths sire of the great performers Goldsmith Maid and Rosalind, and of the prepotent stallions Almont, Thorndale and Belmont. In 1852, when three years , 4 old, Hambleto nianservad seventeen mares and got thir teen colts. His fee was $25, aad the gross receipts were three hundred and twenty five dollars. The fee was still $25 in 1853. and out of 101 mares he got 78 foals, add ing $1,950 to the income of his owner. In 1854 the fee was raised to $35, at which figure it remained until 1862, and he pro duced 63 foals from 88 mares. In 1855 64 colts came from 89 mares; in 1856, 64 from 87 mares; in 1857, 63 from 87; in 1858, 54 from 72; in 1859,66 from 95; in 1860, 72 from 106; in 1881, 68 from 98; and in 1862 he got 111 foals out of 158 mares. In 1863, when Hambeltonian was fourteen years old, the stud fee was sd vanced to $75, and there were 92 foals from 150 mares. Mr. David Bonner per suaded Mr. Rysdyk to raise the fee to $100 in the spring of 1864, and from 217 mares there were 148 foals, : adding $14,800 to the . bank account. Mr. Rysdyk now worked the boom for all that it was worth. The stud ; fee was fixed in 1865 at $300, and the 128 foals ok! of 193 mare? netted §38,409. ;In 1866 another advance was made. Th« 105 mares bred toHambletonian,at $500 each, produced 75 foal?, and the income was ; $37,500. The stud fee remained: at $500 ' unlil the horse died, but the drain upon bis THK ST. PATTL DAILY GLOBE, MONDAY MOKNING, JANUARY 14, 1884. vitality required that a limit should be put j to his services. In 1867 he producsd 42 ! foals out of 72 maree, netting $21,000. In i ; 1868, when nineteen years old. the stallion I was so debilitated that hi 3 owner was com-' pelled to withdraw him from tho public. \ The horse was stronger in ■ the spring of ISG'J and he j got 18 colts from 22 mares. In 1870 the produce was 16 foals from 22 mares; in 1871, 26 from 30; in 1875, 22 from 30; in 1873,20 from 80; in 1874, 22 from 30; and ' in 1875, 2 from 23. Ha was weak, and on I March 27, 1876. he died at Chester, where he was foaled, aged 26 years, 10 months and 22 days. During the twenty-four years he was before the puplic he was mated with 1.926 mares and got 1,330 celts. His stud lees amounted to $205,750. It is wonderful to think of a horse, whose natal cost was but $12, whose sire was per mitted to die of starvation on a desolate beach, and who, with his darn, was sold for §125, rising; to such eminence, and bringing a fortune to a plain man who was anything but a courtier— a poor farmer in Orange county. Thirty seven of Hambletonian's sons and daugh ters, including the great Dexter, are known to the 2:30 list, and the three fast est horses in the record, Maad S., 2:10)4; Jay Eye See, 2:lo^,and St. Julien, 2;llH, are grandsons through Harold, Dictator and Volunteer. There is scarcely a state in the Union to-day in which his male descendants are not prized for procreative work, and each year adds to the renown of the family founded at Chester by the un heralded son of Abdallah and the Charles Kent mare. Greatness is not always born in the purple. BicMtatt nikd Midway. [Breeder^ (juzotte.J Richball, the sensational pacer of last season, is being wintered in Texas, and his owners are out with a challenge for a race svith any trotter or pacer in the world, mile heats, three in five, for from 01,000 to $10,000 a side, the defi being evidently in tended for Midway, vrhoae 2:10, made at Chicago last fall, ii the best pac ing record. It is not at all prob lable, however, that the two great sido-vheelers will come together in. a nice, as it is understood that the policy of the KiUson stable will be to give exhibi tions against time with Midway, this being considered the safest and surest way of getting back the $20,000 paid for him: That Richball can beat Midway single handed veiy f«w horsemen believe, and he has never showEjas much speed for any part of a mile as has the bay gelding. As a matter of fact, the records) show that Buf falo Girl, when just right, can beat Rich ball, and she did it last summer at Buf falo in the best four heat race ever paced. Miscellaneous. The statement that Lorillard pays Hughs $6,000 to ride for tho coming seas on is denied. He does not pay him over $3,000. S. Jf. Keene, MinnebaM stock farm, Georgetown, Ky., has so 1 co G. H. Clay, Lexington, Ky., the cio> imt yearling filly by imported Thunderstorm, dam Midsummer by War Dance. Capt. James Franklin, Galiatia, Term., purchased from C. H. Giilock, Nashville, Term., the brown 02are Hettie B, foaled 1878 by imported Glengarry, dam Kath leen by Lexington, for $3,000. J. R. Eeene, New York city, has sold in England to German parties, the bay colt Potosi, foaled 1880 (full brother to Fox- \ hall) by King Alfonso, dam Jamaica by ! Lexington,- her dam Fanny Lndlow by imp. Eclipse. Mr. Wiley Buckles, Champain, 111., has. purchased in England, for importation to this country, the chestnut horse foaled" in 1879 by Lowlauder, dam Bracelet by An gelas, her dam Brunettee by Codrin^ton, out of Miss Sykes by The Caster. W. H. WileoD, Abdallah Park, Cynthi ana, Ky., has fold to Harry Gilmore. Bosqae Bonita Farm, Woodford county, Ky., the bay mure Linaehaaa Filly by Pacing Abdallah d«m by Joe Down teg. She is in foal to Onward, record 2:253^. Goldsmith Maid, now twenty-six years old, is reported to be wintering finely at the Fashion fnrm, Trenton, N. J., and to txhibither old time fire s,iid energy. Siuce her retirement from the turf in 1877 she has had three fo&la, two of which are alive H. L. Perm, Lexington, Ky., has boH to Gas Glidden, Runhfille, Ind , the gray gelding Zulu, record 2:31, seven years old, by a Denmark horse, and the black gelding Andy Petticord, three years old, record 2:42}£, by Mambrino Patchen, for $2,000 for the two. * t Mr. D. Swigert, Eicnendorf stud,' Muirs, Ky., has purchased from Miss Lilly Duncan, through Mr. Hart Gibson, the brown filly Petiola foaled 1882 by Virgil, dam Tolona by imported Phaeton, her dam Alert by Lexington, out of Falcon (sister to Gray Eagle) by Woodpecker. Major B. G. Thomas, Dixiana, near Lex ington, Ky., has purchased from N. W. Kittison, Erdenheim Stud, Chesnut Hills, Pa., the bay filly, Corona, foaled 1880, by imp. Glenlyon, dam, Marguerite by imp. Eolipse, out of imp. Merry Wife of Beads man, her dam Mrs. Qaickly by Longbow, etc. Major B. G. Thomas, Dixiana, near Lex ington, Ky., has purchased from N. W. KiUson, Erdenheim Stud, Chestnut Hills, Pa., the cheentit brood mare Flora, foaled 1874, by War Dance, dam Flora Molvor by Lexington, out of Florida by Wagner, her dam Ann Watson by imp. Glenooe out of Clink by Humphrey Clinker. Mrs. J. B. Ferguson, Wslnut Hill, near Lexington, Ky., has purchased from M. Young,McGrathiana Stud, Lexington, Ky., tns brood mare Irene (dam of, Startle) chesnut, foaled 1870, by imp. Leamington, dam Floride by Wagner, out of Ann Wat son by Glencoe, her dam Clink by Hum phrey Clinker. Irene is iv foal to Dako of Montrose. Since tha trotting season closed Mr. Willis has had ths traok at Mystic Park, Boston, harrowed, manured end loamed, ana by the time another season opens the traok is expected to be very faßt. The only parties occupying the Mystic Park stables at present are the Golden Brothers, with between thirty and forty hoi»es; Luther Carnes, with a small stable, and the caretaker of Augustus Tufts' horeea, with the stallion Roland in oharge. FOR SALE—Young Trotting Stock—l have several one and two-ysar-old colts, the get of,Baymont, 1,027, son of Alden Goldsmith, 337 out of standard mares. Colts all large and rangy> fine looking, and unmistakably showing She promise of bpeed. G. W. Sherwood. 167*-6hL. iuoniirwed From Ocean to Ocean. This is the title of a very interesting volume, from the pen of a printer, who formerly worked in St. Paul, and who was known by the name of A. H. Gottsohall. The book ia handsomely printed and handsomely illustrated, and is very inter esting, as the observatioao of a traveling compositor, who, in early life ran away from homo, and then afterward roamed twelve years frpm ocean to ocean, and from the Lake to the Gulf. The work is very creditable m every respect, but the author has come to a very' rational con clusion: ''There's no place like home." For Sale, AtDelaney & O'Connor's Northwettern Stock Yards, choice fresh milch cowa, epiingers and pinervpxen. OFFICIAL. PrGceeOiEas cf me Board of Eaucaticn. Office of the Boakd of Education, ) Saint Paul, Jan. 7<b, 1864. ) A regular meeting of the Board was h.6ld ou the above date, President Oppealxeim in the chair. Present, Inspectors Murphy, Wilgns, Kerker, Horn, Athey Gilbert, Hamilton Schifini&na, Donnelly, Mr. President. Absent, Inspectors OfScer and Berlandi. Msnutes of meetings in December were read and approved. Inspector Wilgns 6tated he had moved out of his ward and was ko longer a member of the Board. The President stated au election to fill the vacancy was in order. Inspector Murphy nominated Mr. Daniel McCftine. No other nominations being made, the secretary was instructed to cast the unan imous vote of the Board for Mr. Mc- Came. The vote wa3 so cs3t and Mr. McCains was declared duly elected to serve until the next spring election. COJIIICNICATIONB. From D. W. Millard, on accepting the High School building— St. Paul, Minn , Jan. 5,1883. To the Hon. the Board of Education, City of St. Paul: Gbntlkmkn—ln planning ths two new sohool houses placed in my charge, my in structions are not definite regarding the manner or Seating, whether it shall be by steam or by furnaces. Your further ad vice is hereby respectfully requested by jour obedient servant, D. W. Millabd. Real Estate, Buildings— St. Paul, Minn.. Jan. 5., 1884. To the Hon., The Board of Education, City of St. Paul: Gentlemen: The contractor for the high school building is desirous of kh ac ceptance of his work on the building that he may be relieved of lesponsibility there for in case of accident to the building. It would appear at this date impractica ble to make a full acceptance, because cer tain parts of contract work are UQfinikhoJ. But it would be no harm to the interests of your Board, in my judgment, to declare au acceptance of the work, except as to say $1,500 worth of work yet to be done or to be adjusted in settlement. This is includ ing btll, stairs, lightning rods and minor items. Respectfully submitted. D. W. Millabd, Soperiatbdont. Referred to the committee on re Ck l estate nn',l public buildings. From D. W. Miitard on the heating oi she net/ school building.; .eferred to the same coinmitiee. From Hani & Hard, asking permission to introdnoa thsir fire grenade preventa tiva into the schools; referred to the com mittee on purchase and supplies. Treasurer's report from July 15t.1883, to Jannary Ist, 1884; referred to Committee on Finance. From Comptroller Roaoh, submitting j his report from June, 1881, to June 1882; referred to Financo Committee. BEFOBT OF BUPEBINXENDBST. St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 7,1884. To the Board of Education cf the oity of St. Paul: Gentlemen: The total enrollment of the public schools for the month of December, 1883, was 6,754. The following statement illustrates the continuing growth of our system of schools: In December, 1880, the schools accom modated 882 pupils. In December, 1881 there were 4,018. In December, 1882 the enrollment was 5,536, and last month xhere were 6,754 pu pils in the schools. Since the opening of the schools in September, 8,673 pupils have been' admit ted, including 1,059 admitted to the even ing schools. The following table gives the usual siatistios for each school. Average of Enrollment. Attendance. 80/3 Girls Total Bays Girla Total High school 72 150 281 64 385 194 Fraaklin school 416 448 862 SB9 S&£ 75 Madi*onseko«l. 274 245 510 280 St 9 445 Training school. 83 76 186 48' 64 111 Lincoln school.. 373 241 514 289 208 447 VTtbsUr school. 221 209 480 191 173 384 Jefferson school 215 249 504 225 298 -531 Vknßuren school 243 258 498 21« 216 426 !donrossca««l.. 161 165 826 148 146 293 H*mb»MSscho,ll!B 133 256 92 107 IS9 RiTerschool.... 126 102 222 115 88 59$ WMk'g'n school 105 lOi 207 96 85 181 Garfield school. 211 207 413 156 14L 297 Jackson school. 163 145 808 184 195 269 Adams school.. 103 105 208 92 97 189 Kice school 94 61 155 79 44 123 Noil! 5ch001.... 84 66 150 75 55 ISO Harrison school 60 &2 122 60 40 100 Franklin even ing 5ch001.... 146 53 139 97 85 182 Madison even- ..'.'.;: ing 5ch001.... 177 27 204 109 19 ' 128 Humboldt even ing school 63 14 77 41 10 61 Monroe even ing 5ch001 .... 85 11 86 47 4 51 Van Buren ev ening sohool. 60 31 91 25 17 42 Total. ...8590 8164 6754 2948 2605 5555 The number studying German during the last month was 646. These were dis tributed among the several schools as fol lows: Pu^-ls. High school 79 J«fferson school 95 Wabeter school 66 Franklin school 117 Monroe school 17 Madison school 69 Humboldt school 69 Liuooln school $i 53 Tan Buren school 52 Jackson school 14 Neill 5ch001.... 25 T0ta1...... N . .. 646 Tha number of pupils in attend upon the craning schools having deor«eu«d during the past monih,one room in each of the schools has been closed. In view of tho fact that so much is being said just now in criticism of the American system of schools, so that tit* new educa tion has come to be iatarpreted as the views of the last speaker, it may not be in appropriate that I very briefly put myself on record as to the true object and methods of public sohool work. For all that has been done by the publio schools in the p&st, the far-reaching influence of which cannot be fully traced, I believe that they should have full credit. That there are defects in our present By stem which all should labor to rectify ia admitted, bat I desire to record my protest against any deß emotive policy i hat would overturn existing methods, to set up in their stead something we know not what, and to any sweeping or radi cal changes in the present organization of public education. V- What then is the legitimate work of the schools? As generally understood, and it seems to me properly, it is to gire general training without reference to any special vocation, to tench the elements of knowl edge and to inculcate I the principles of morality. This is pre-eminently one of culture or; dioipline. The mental power that comes from this 'culture is far more valuable than the mere acquisition of any amount of practical knowledge. The thought that ■ culture will take cars of itself ■•'. or ' ba a product ;of knowledge-geHing was the -spirit- of the old .memoriter educa tion agairst which Cornelius, ! and many since his time have protested. \ Our courses j of study then should be ; foundations upon . which future \ specialists. in all depart -1 inents' of labor, manual or mental, alike may stand. They should have reference to the training and development of man hood. But it has been said that with the decadence of the apprentice system, the general introduction of machinery, and the division and subdivision of labor, our schools do not meet the wants of the masses. This statement is but an illus tration of the readiness of our critics to relegate to the schools all the duties of the family, the church and the state. Here is a result of a change in our civilization, and because society doea not readily adapt iteelt to these new conditions, the schools are assailed becauee their pnpil3 are rot trained to tha life they are to lead. If wo turn to the practical possibilities of the question of teaching trades of special occupations in the public schools we are vi osce con fronted wiih more than three hundred distinct manual industries from which we uio^t L., l .ii« selection. Which shall bo pur sued and w^ich neglected? What shall be done in the country schools, where the most of the children will receive their aducation? From a consideration of the endless varieties demanded where general training should properly diilurentiate, as well as its inherent practical diffiealtiee tho source of imparting special knowledge and its application to particu lar industrial pursuits is proven to be beyond the scope of publio school instruc tion. It is not maintained, however, that mental culture alone should be the product of the schools. The training of tho eye, the hand and the moral sense, as far as possible, have properly a place. It is in this view that instruction m drawing finds a place in our curriculum. Its justifica tion is not that it cultivates the taste, but that it trains the eye and the hand. It is the common language of all the mechanic arts, and finds application in all our in dustries. So, too, we may find certain manual processes that are fundamental and have a definite relation to all trades which can be readily co-ordinated with our general system of ode cation. These, it seems to me, would properly become a component part of our system. During the last few years the experiments that have been made in this direction have been carefully studied. Mr. Leland's work in design feud its application to wood carving, embroidery, repousse work, etc., in con oeotiou wan the publio schools of Philti dtlphiis, I have watched with much inter est. The experiment in the Dwight sohool in»Boston, wherejan unoccupied room wVs fitted up for exeroise in m6chanicnl hand work md boys were taught to drive nails on a line, to use different kinds of planes, to joint the square edges of a board, to use sand paper and glue, to use tho split ting and cutting saws, etc., has greatly interested me. The plans of Dr. Wood ward, which have found expression in the Manual Training School in St. Louis have been canvassed. The creative methods in education em ployed by Dr. Felix Adler, of New York oity, are familiar, and yet I cannot see that much progress has been made toward the solution of the difficult problems con nected with the adaptation' of manual training to the work of public schools. If this board desires to make experiments, although experiments are expensive, I commend the plan proposed in my report for January 1881, which was essentially the fitting up of a room and putting it in oharge of a skilful instructor who should teach net trades, but fundamental pro cesses that have a relation to all trades, with conditions imposed that would pro vent too great a number of applications for admission, one of which was a certain standing in industrial drawing. If it seems more prudent to await the re sult of experiments elsewhere and profit by the experience of others, we cannot be going far out of the right way, wh«n we require funda mental studios thoroughly taught in the schools, such as nuderlie all industries. Let iedustrial drawing, and industrial arithmetic, and industrial writing, mad iadustrial reading, not ba ncgleosed. All these are drawn upon by ev&i-y ma chanic. When we can giva our childrsn a disciplined mind a» the outfit for life's duties, with such manual training as comes fr«m a study of drawing, if aver on the alert to texs &a>*nit(6 of tho di» ooveries of our neighbors, we can well await further developments. The hijh school it very maoh in need of an •xcyeioptiiti. Tha necessity it folt daily and many times a day. I reoom metid the pirehase of either the American or the Briitauic». B. F. Weight, Superintendent of Schools. Tha report was accepted. The matter of buying an encyclopedia was ra/arrd to the Committee on High School. The matter of heating the high sohool wm erred to the Committee on Fuel and Janitors. BEFOBT COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. The Committee on Schools respectfully report the following changes and appoint ments: Miss M. M. Gibson, transferred from Gufield school to third grade in Franklin in place of Miss Dorsey, resigned. Miss Laura Gates appointed to third grade in Gar field in place of Miss Gibson, transferred to Franklin. -?SW-% Miss Adr. W. Woodbury appointed to secondcrade in Garfield (new room.) Mits E. E. Thorn appointed temporary principal in VT»bsier school. Mis« Minnie Darrah appointed teacher eighth grade Hunbolt sohool. Miss Mary Clinch appointed teacher Fifth grade Jackson sohoel. The following names of te&ohsr3 are r«oommead*d as successful and vhose werk has bees eatirely satisfactory: Mies Lac/ Bolton. Miss Mary E. Stapleton. MissJ. Palmer. Miss A. Morrow. Miss LiEzie Uallahan. Miss Ella Yeaton. Miss Kate Pektis. Miss Lucy Johnson. Miss Rosa W. Nott. Miss Victoria La Croix. Mies M. A. Enbbard. Miss Emily Parker. Miss Frances Lindsley. Mis Ada Wales. Gxo. A. Hamilton, Chairman. The report was adopted and appoint ments confirmed by a unanimous vo«e. Report of the committee submitting the bill of Fox <fe Co., and asking to have it re ferred to the committee on roal estate. So ordered. Report of tha coaimittea in German. (Bee re-solution by Inspector SohifiGuann.) BEPOBT COMMITTEE ON IIIGH SCHOOL. St. Paul, Minn. Jan. 7, 1884. To the Honorable Board of Education: Your committee on high school, to whom were referred the questionj of Mr. Miil&rd in regard to ths boll anil the light ning rods, beg leave to report as follows: The contractors agree to deduct the sum of $394 from their bill if they are tfot re quired to ferniah the bell, and a farther reduotion of $113 if the lightning rods are not required. Your committee are informed that the lightaing rods called for in the contract are the cheapest m use, and if we have any we should have the bet. We therefore recommend that tho proposition of the contraotors bs accepted as to the bell and tha lightning rods, and that further action in regard to them be deferred to some future time. L. A. Gilbebt, Chairman High School Com. The report wa9 adopted. Inspector Gilbert stated that he had had the Neill sohool house repaired, and he considered it safe for the present. COSTIVENESS 1 affects seriously all, the digestive and assimilative organs, including the Kid neys. Wnentj organs are so affected, I they fail to extract from the blood the uric acid, which, carried through the cir culation, causes Rheumatism "and Neu ralgia. The functions of the Liver are abo affected by costiveness, causing Billons Disorders. Among the warning symptoms of Bilious ness are Nausea, Dizziness, Headache, Weakness, Fever, Dimness of Vision, Yellowness of Skin, Tains in the Side, Back and Shoulders, Font Mouth, Furred Tongue, Irregularity in the action of the * Bowels; Vomiting, i "<•. The Stomach suffers when the bowels are constipated, and Indigestion or Dyspepsia,: follows. Fetid Breath, Gastric Pains, Headache, Acidity of the Stomach, Water brash, Nervousness, and Depression, are all evidences of the presence of this distress ing malady. A Sure Relief for irregu laritie of the Stomach and all consequent diseases, will be found in th ■ use of AVER'S PILLS- They stimulate the stomach, free the bowels, healthfully invigorate the tori liver and kidneys, ;::ul by their cleansing, healing and tonic properties; strengthen and purify the whole system." and restore it to v salutary :;nd normal condition. vr.r.v.\;'.z:i by Dr. J. C. Ay'er & Co., Lowell, Mass. Sold by all Druggists. The Kenny and Hndner bill waß referred to the Oommitte on Real Estate. The test of the steam heating in the High School was referred to the Commit tee on High Sohool and Architect. The Committee on High School was or dered to have the chandelier in the Board room changed for a larger one. On mo tion of Inspector Gilbert an order is to be drawn in favor of Kenny & Hadnor for (400 a- part payment on gas fixtures in High School. The President announced the following changes in the standing oommittees: Committee on High Sohool —Gilbert Horn, HoCsine. Committee on Music —Kerker, Murphy, McGame. . Committee on Fuel and Janitors—Officer, Donnelly, McCaine. All other committees to remain a3 be fore. RESOLUTIONS. By Inspector Horn — Reslwtd, That the Committee on Build ings and Seal Estate be instructed to pro care plans and specifications for a new eight room school house in place and upon the site of the present Neill Echool boas*, in tha Fourth ward, to be prepared by an architect and submitted to the Board for anproval at their next meeting if practica ble. Adopted unanimously. / By Inspector Scbiffmann — Resolved, That the committee on Ger man be authorized to receive the sum of $80, tendered them by Prof. Priern as a net proceeds of a concert held for the pur pose of establishing: a German library in the high school building, and together with the German teachers expend the amount as intended. Adopted unanimously. By Inspeotor Oppenheim — Resolved, Owing to the illness of Miss C. E. Shanley she be granted a vacation until the further order of the Board, net to (exceed six months. Adopted by the following vote: Yeas —lnspectors Murphy, Kerker, Horn, Athay, Gilbert, Hamilton, Schiffmann, Donnelly, Mr. President. By'lsopacfcor Dounelly— Resolved, That a vote of thanks is hereby tendered to our retiring member, Hon. A. B. Wilgns for hit vory efficient services 'as a member of this board. ; Adopted unanimously. By Inspector Oppenheim— Resolved, That Mr. D. W. Millnrd be ordered to prepare plans for the proposed building on Meiil sohool site. Adopted unanimously. Bjr Imepeator Opponheim— Resolved, The.l the coaimi'.tee on pur cknises and supplies be fialhorizod to par oh*.¥« a hat rack for the board room. Adopted nDacimous'.y. BILLS BSAD. Si. Auhin & Daon $11 17 John Djwl»ii 1,572 20 Piouoer Press Co 11 50 John Mather 19 90 J. H. Damarest 5 55 Frank Skok 7 50 Bennett & KinK«bnry 13 45 The S». Panl Gas Light Co 10 65 Daily Globa 22 04 UaioH Tank Line 79 31 Traders' Transfer Co 31 24 George Weitbrecht 16 75 George C. Pound ; 149 25 Chas: 8r0wn.... 14 50 H. L. Wheat & Co 12 00 Averill, Rn»s«ll & Carpenter 84 40 Robinson & Gary :. 1 20 Robinaon & Cary 50 00 Allowed and ordered paid by the follow ing: vote: Yea3 —Inspectors Murphy, Kerker, Horn, Athey, Gilbert, Hamilton, gobiffmann, Donnelly, Mr. President. Ad jammed. J. G. Donnelly, Secretary. Turner Call, Graad Masquerade of the St. PaulTurnvoreis, Thursday, January 2*, 1884. Admission to hall, one p»rson, SI; to gallery, $1. Ke6erT»d seats in the hall, $2. Only masques will be admitted '. to the floor. :• Carse of Life. As we come to them they are reoeired, boron ! with and passed over with no mere than a i thought, if wo are in the enjoyment of health, but if Buffering with piles or skin, diseases of so ■»■ kind they magnify a hundred fold. A. H. Wilk'es. B. and E. Zimmerman, and E. Stierle, the druggists, have Dr. Bosanko'6Pilo Eomody an absolute curt. Sold at 50 cents. CITY NOTICE. City Treasurer's Sale. Office of the City Teeasubeb, > St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 13, Ibb4. J Notice 13 hereby given that under and by virtus of a judgment entered on Jan. 8, 1884, in tho district court, second judicial district, Kam sey county, state of Minnesota, against the haro inafter detcribod real estate, situate, lying and being in said city and county, oa an assessment warrant for Grading Eighth street from Locust street to Kitt3on street, In said city of St. Paul, the undersigned will on January 26, 1884, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon at the City Treasurer's office in the city of St. Paul, county of llambey, offer for salo at public auction as provided by lav.-, to th* high est bidder for cash, the following described real estate, to-wit: Kirteon's Addition. Supposed owner and Azn't of description Lot. Block. Jndgm't. DCPrice .6 19 $43 07 iAETrott 4 23 72 95 Same 8 23 72 95 All in tin City of St. Paul, County of Ramsey and State of Minn€Bota. GEORGE REIS, 18-17 City Treaurer. L2GAL. gTATKOFMINNi - COrXTT OF EA3ISET s* In rrooae Court, special term, Dccc-mber Incc hateT tttr °f tte «** «* *-™ d ceaseo. J&SS^Ml^^ ''■;!r:":i of Ferdinand ho hn inn that and a for the a^isnment of the re.sidr.e of e4ue to the pr rS2?° r J pe/-OUS cn"»e<i thereto by law Iti-oH-r- • petition beard, by the Judge of :hi.-< court, on Wed nesday, tteffirddayof January, A. V. I*. "«ten o'clock a. m., at probate office iv Bald co'it- And it i* further onlered,thr.t' £,t"&.t"orii,f be Riven to all persons interested, by }.vbli.o-i..., Hro __ of this order for three successive weekg^ki to said day of hearing, in the I>a«.t O.Loor a rews paper printed and published a: Saiu: palil iv r>aiil county. lsy the Court, [i-s-J Wm. B. M'OROV.TV, . 'jl Judge of Probato. Attest: Frank Robert, Jr., Clorli. U. L. Lampset, Attorucy for executor. ' dec3l-mon-4y CTATK OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF 11AM *J sey, ps.—ln Probate Court, special terui, Dt-ieiu her 98, 1883. In the matter c.t the estate of Francis Atwcot!, deceased. On reading find filing the petition of Willinu D. Kirk, administrator of the estate of FruticisAtwixxl, deceased, representing among other things that hb has fully administered said estate, and prayinp tha a time and place bo rix-ii for examining r.nd allow ing hi 3 account of ti.> administration, and for the assignment of the residue cf said estate to heirs; It Is ordered, that Bald account b« f-xaminod, r.nd petition heard, by theJui . of this Court, on w. ! nesday, the ■-',(•! day of .January, A. I>. 1864. at ten o'clock •■ m., at tho probate oiiico iv t=i;;d county. And it is further ordered, that notico thereof bt> Riven to all persons interested, by publishing a copy of this order for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing in the Dai Ui.obe, a newspaper printed and publi>thed at Saint Paul iv said county. By the court. Ll. b.J Wil. TJ. JIcOF.ORTY 1, Judge of I'robnto. Attest: Fhank Robert, Jr., Clurk. dec3l-mon-4w STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY Li —88. Iv Probate Court, special tertu held De cember 29, 1883. In the matter of the estate of Ellen Needham, de ceased. On reading and filing the petition of M. A. Need ham, administrator of said estate, setting forth that no personal estate has come to hi-< hands; the amount of debts outstanding against naid deceased; and a description of all the real estate of which eaid deceased died seized, and the condition am! value of the respective portions thereof; aud praying that license be to him granted to s._-U at private sale tho roal estate sot forth mul described in said peti tion; and it appearing, by >.nid petition; that there i.-mot sufficient personal e.<tr,to in tho hands of said administrator to [... said debts, and that it is ne cessary In order to pay the same, to sell ail of said real ertnto; it is therefore orderi'il. that nil persons Interested in said ostate, appear beforo the Judgo of this court, on Wednesday, the lyih day of February, A. t>. IHBJ, at tea o'clock a. in., nt the court house, ill St. l'aul, in s.'ii.l county, then and then* to show ciui'»« (if an; there be) why license firm!.l not be granted to said administrator to seU *<\'u' resil estate accord ing to tho prayer ot wii.l petition: And it Is further ordered, that n enjiy of this or der shall be published for four'successive weeks prior to said day of htnrinir, thu ln.^l of which pub ■lication* shall be at ltmat fourteen days be!<iri< s-aid . day of hparii.-K. in thu Daily Gl.'dk, n newspaper printed and published nl Saint Paul, in fnk! county, aud personally served on all persons interested in suid estate, residing; in said comity, at least four teen days before Bald day of hearing, nd i pon till other persons interested, according to law. By tUt, Court, WM. li. McGKOKTY, [l. k. | Jnd^e of lTob.tfe. Attest: Fuank Hor.EnT, Jr., Clerlr. ThomasG. Eaton, Attorney for administrator. dwc3l-mou-4w \ Notice to Creditors. State of Minnesota, County of lt:ua.*ey, b.-\ In Pro bate Court. In the matter of the estate of Charles Rabe, de ceased. Notice i 3 heroby given to all persons having claims and demands against the estate of Charlew Babe, lute of the county of Kam^uy m said *tnte, deceased, that the Jud^e of Probate of B«iU county will hear examine anJ adjust claims and demands against said estate, at his office In si. Paal: in miUl county, on the first Blond of the month of April, A. D. 1884, at ten o'clock a. in., and that nix months from ]the 10th day of December, S3, have been limited and allowed by said probato court for credit ors to present their claim*. Dated this 10th day of December, A. D. 18S3. AMELIA BABE, Administratrix of the estate of Charier Rabe, de cojwod. deo!7-"non-5w ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION. ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE ems forrs, CRooRSToi AID LAKE i ■ PEIIOH, RAILROAD COIF ABT] ONE. Tho narcoof this corporation shall be Tux Giukd 7OKKB, CItOOKI and Lakh Suphbiob Kui.hoad Coni'i.iY, and the nature or ltd business t-eili be the o«nf«trueti.in, e<inipM»i:t and operation of a main line] of railroad from the Ae.-t bank of the Bed liver, at or near, the month of tuo Kni Laio rlrer, in the coantj "< I'olk, in thu Mr.te ul Mhiao iota, by '.'-■ way ot th city of Crookdton, in saiil county to the he»::l of Lake Superior, or to ;i tM'iut •f connection with fiome other railroad now ball) or hereafter to bo built, terminating or couneotlofc with the hend of puid lake, with all convenient turnouts or sidetracks, stations and rfopots for tho operation of said road, with ■■<- brunch of cr.id road to commencojin or east of r;»ui;e forty-four, run ning in a southwesterly direction, to a point on the west bank of the Red river, at or north Ot the inoath of the Wild Rice river m Horinan county; and also a branch from Crook I or some point went thereof to tho wv.il band of the Red river, ut or near the southwest corner of said PoU county; and also a branch from some point 00 s»d main line in or east of range forty-four by way of Red Lake Fulls, to a point on t!,r> west bank of tje K«d river, at, or north of the month of the Turtle river in Dakota, with ad needful telegraph lines on .said line and branches. The principal place for the transaction of the business of said company shall be taedty oC C'rook ■ton, in said Polk county. . ARTICLE TWO. The time ef commencement of said corporation Bhall be the 21st day of January, A. D. 1884, and the yerloi of its existence shall be fifty years. ARTICLE THREE. The amount of capital stock of this corporation shall bo two million of dollar?, which r-hall bo paid in as follow*: Ten per cent, ot the par T&lao of wild stock to be paid down when paid ■hares are subscribed for, and the balance from time to time upon assestimnnts made by tue Board of Director!, and ten days' notice.by toe Treasurer bt said company. ARTICLE FOUR. The highest amount of indebtedness of raid cor poration shall not at any tim» exceed tli- sum of two million dollars. ARTICLE FIVE. The names and places of residence of the per to** comprl«i»g this corporation are as follows: J. R. Clements, E. 11. Walsh, William Box, haul O. Eletten, Lewis Borthaume, residing In Orookslon, Polk comnty, Minnesota; K. F. Masterson, ret=idin# at East Grand Fork«, Polk cotiutj, MinxtetfOta; and G«or«e H. Wa-'-ij. W. T. Collins, W. H. Btowd, J. B. Zshelmau and John Zerfasn, Jr., residing '.. Grand Forks, Grand Forks county, Territory of Dakota, ARTICLE SIX. The first Board of Directors shall bo J. E. Clem ent.*, I-:. M. Walsh, William Box, Paul O. Sletten, Lewis Bort»aume, E. F. Masterson, Geo. H. Walsh, W. T. Collins, W. H. Brown, J. 8. Eshelmsa and John Zerfass, Jr. The government of this corporation and the management cf its affairs sh«ll be Tested iii its Board of Directors, and in a President, Vice Presi dent, a Secretary and a Treasurer, which officers shall be chosen by the Board of Direct from among tholr members, at the first meeting of said board «nd annually thereafter. The Board of Directors shall be chosen annn'illy by the stockholders at an annual meeting to bo htld on the third Ho »day of January of encu jear, a 11 shall hold their oihces until their successors are : elected. r.'J ARTICLE SEVEN. The sharei of the capital stock of tola corpora tion siall br> twenty thou.-a.id shares of on-> hun dred dollars each. Sign?d and sealed by the above named incorpo rators, on the 9th day of January, A. V. 1834. , J. K. CLEMENTS, [seal.] E. M. WALSH, | sual.j WILLIAM BOX, fseal.J P. 0. SLETI'EN, fseul. LEWIS BERTHAI ME, Weal E. F. MASTERBON. I *tal. OEO. H. WALKII, fgeal.' W. T. COLLINS, Use !. W. -. liKOW.V, fs-Al. J. 8. EUHELMAN, [real." JOHN ZEBFAS4, Jr., [seaLJ In presence of— K. Reynolds, ROBSBT MOSTAOUS. STATE OP MINNESOTA.) ■ . C«uat/cf toll. ) 83 . Personally came before me, a notary public in and for said county, J. R. Clements, E. •'. Walsh ■William Box, Faul O. Sletten, Lewis iier;:.:ii'uf, E. F. Ma^terson, Geo. H. Welsh, W. T. Collins, W. H. Brown, J. S. Eshelman, John Zerfas*, Jr., to me *iia\rn »8 tho identicjil persons who executed the foit'Sbin^ instrument, and each of said persons ac knowledged the execution thereof as his reo act and died for the u-o* and purposes in said instru ment expressed. Creokston, January 9th, 1884. [Sot.rial seal. 1 K. REYNOLDS, Notary Public, Polk County, Minnesota. jan!4-mon-2w