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.from.Sunday's Edition The following matter on this page appeared n Sunday's edition. The reason for this repob i cation is because our regular mail rate of sub scription does not include the Sunday issue, and Comparatively few ia the country care to pay extra for the Sunday edition, which lies in the St. Paul postoffice and goes out in the same mail with the Monday paper. The more im portant news and other miscellaneous informa tion, is, therefore, published on Monday for he benefit of country subscribers who do not git the bunday Globe. ' .^. BELOW A DOLLAR. May Wheat in Chicago Falls Below a Dollai Festerday. A iiRA.SH PICNIC FOR THE BEARS. Their Opponent* Without a Leader and Tliej Hare Their Own Way. VISIONS STEADY AND HIGHER An Uneasy Market on the Sew York Stock Exchange. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Jan. 12.—The wheat marke opened lower than it closed on the curb yesterday. The bears were in full force, and the demoralized bulls were without a leader or any favorable indication from any source. Tho advices fromlZarope were ■very discouraging. There were a large number of stop orders to sell at $11 or thereabouts, and the first object of the bears was to put May wheat below $1. A good many local holders were anxious to sell, and a good many margins wore ex hausted. The parties interested in the January corn deal threw consider able block 3 of wheat upon the market. Wheat had few friends and the market soon became a tsr.#!ed mass of humanity, all of them for the moment offering wheat. Wales were made at $1, 99% c and 99?<0 at the same time in different parts of the crowd. Some large transactions took place at 99j^c. There was a pause, and the buyers stepped forward and boo3ted the market up to 99j£a and $1. Just as the bulls began to breathe a little freer,there came telegrams fro hi New York announcing the failures of E. W. Coleman & Co. and J. W. Fuller & Co. The market be came almost panicky, and prices went off -with a rush to 98% c, with some sales at o. Thera were several transactions at 95%0 and 9S)£c almost together. Then there was a plight rally, which was broken by the reported failure of a honse on the board. The market sold down to 98J^c but v.hon it was learned that the failure was a very small affair, that Frank John son u":s the on?y one in doubt, the bulls moved the market up to 990 bid. where it closed. On the curb some sales were re ported at 98^0, but were unable to trace theca. The market was quoted at 98_%c bid. There are various opinions in regard to the market, but to many the only salvation for wheat lies in the newly acquired strength of tho provision market, which went alone to-day. Tha trade rather re fused to sympathize with the movement in grain, snd after a short lived depression early in the day, ruled strong, and in pork and short ribs at least, with some thing of an upward tendency. Lard was also stronger and steady. "Trading wa3 accompanied with less excitement than yesterday, yet reiy fair, the day's business .aggregating a larger volume than ■asasl. Shippers took hold sparingly. Pork recovered a good share of yesterday's depression. The opening was quite weak, bat as the day cdvanoed the weakness witnessed was supplanted by a stronger feeling, which was, consequently, developed into an up ward movement by a good short and general demand. February and May wore the leading futures.* Prices closed 5@7%0 higher than on ''change yesterday. Gash pork closed at $14.65 14.70. Old sold at $firstname.lastname@example.org. P. D. Armour & Co., and Fowler Bro. & Co. were both large buyers of pork, lard and ribs. When those two Titans and their openly avowed rival 3 get up on the same side it has great significance to the speculators and smaller houses. It is Ml influence which disintegrates vari ous alliances and sways tha market beyond any peradventnre. Corn was weaker and lower in sympathy with wheat, and under tha influence of lar ger and increasing receipts. Liudbloin's 4,000,000 bushels of corn will probably be in store here before the month goes oat, and yet the manipulators ware buyieg ail the cash corn offered to-day, The market opened a shade weaker than it closed yesterday, declined %@lc balow the opening, rallied a trifle, and finally c'.osed about l%c lower for January, l^e lower for February, and %c lower for May than at 1 p.m. yesterday. The state of the market is described by various parties, and I select the following confidential circulars as embodying the general feeling to-night: ' R. Lindblom & Co.: "Wheat has ruled weak. It has not been a question of judg ment but one of margin, and the bulls have suffered as usual on this crop. In times like these everything is exaggerated, and the market is liable to go as much too low as it went too high, and the lower the market goes the bigger oar stools appear. Ii is the overshadowing influence of our 12,000,000 in store here is a nightmare on every bull effort, and iikeja glacier the market gains a downward force the lower it gets. Corn has ruled rela tively firm all day and the decline is only Lalfaoenl. The fact is that the whole outside world believe in corn, and there is not enough here to scare any body. Next May or June it will find its level, whatever it is. Provisions continue strong, and the • tendency is to higher prices if any reliance cau be placed on the sentiment of local op erators. We quote closing: May wheat 98% c; May com 58%0 bid; May oats 37340; May pork $15.15; May lard $9.20. The receipts of cattle were light at the stock yards to-day; hence there was a -quiet market. However the week closes firm at an advance of 15@250 on nearly all grades of stock. The receipts of hogs were light, and the general market showed ■ a decline all around fully 5c below yester day's average. The was a very quiet market for sheep on account of light receipts. The week closes on one of the most active in the history of the trade, with prices ruling > strou^from first to last. . NEW YORK. |Special Telagram to the Globe.] "'New Yoek, Jan. 12.—Tho market olosed 30 steady last evening that many looked for a further improvement this morning Early reports homewhat exaggerated the | failure in the grain trade, and rather inter fered with their expectations. ! Stocks were weak and feverish j soon after tbe commencement I of business, and there was free selling of j all the leading properties. The declinb 1 was checked later by the working up of Michigan Central on the shorts and they were again obliged to pay handsomely for the use of it. The West Shore securities were the fea ture in the bond market. Opening at 66% they soon fell below 58. After a pe riod of dnllne&b, stocks were steady, and advanced for the balance of the day. There was quite a trade in the Pullman palace, between 113,% ana 111. The bank state ment was full of big figures. The deposits increased 18,300,000 and the 1 reserve about $6,000,000. The Manitoba books close for a 2 per oent. dividend on the 19th inst. The stock was weak, how ever. Operators were decidedly mixed on the Fituation this evening. The steady closing after tbe ragged appearance dur ing the earlier hours was snmewhat a ror prise, and showed much manipulation. ALL ABOUND THIS GLOBE. John William Wallace, president of the Pennsylvania Historical society,died yesterday,' aged sixty-eight. He was reporter of the United States supreme court from 1864 till 1875, and author and editor of many legal works. ' The Count DeParis, upon arriving at Madrid, drove immediately to the royal palace. At Troy, N. V., Patrolman Kenny in the station house fired four shots at Siergea-t Burke, and is held for trial. If the Nationalist meeting at Boyle, Ireland, is "proclaimed," the delegations will assemble at the Biacklyon Inn. , The Newark canal and the Paesaic and Eack ensack rivers are being dragged for the body of Chas. Delmonico, who has been missing for a week. George Layton and Lawrence May were found guilty of manslaughter at Elizabeth, N. J., for the murder of Hah way, in August last. QThe Galveston, Texas, city council have sent a committee of five to Washington to press upon congress the need of deepening the channel leading to the harbor. The Coleman Co. failure at New York is esti mated at $800,000. Tho nailers in the Fall River district will on Monday strike unless the reduction which is to be inaugurated is modified, v." ,•;>'■: The Massachusetts state board of charities in referring to Governor Butler's attacks upon the board and tho system of state charities, says, (he best evidence in favor of the institutions is that they have gone forward in their usual course unmoved by the unnatural assault upon them, and vindicated by tho voice of the people. The a-sociation of the Collegiate Alluranao, at Boston, for the purpose of the union of the alumnae of the different institutions for practi cal educational work, have elected lady educa tionalists as the officers. The Kendall Bank Note company, of New York, received a verdict of 130,000 with in torest, against the state board sinking fund com^itsiouers of Virginia for printing the lUddleberger bonds. The euit was caused by the bonds not being done at the *ime agreed on, buc Mahone refusing to have hie picture go on trie bonds after they were engraved, neces sitated making new ones. Moses Levy & Co., bankers, London, have en tered s nit against ex-Senator Dorsey for over $63,01)0 and interest for eleven years. The suit grows out of the bonds of a southern railway of which Dorsey was president in 1871. Dorsey denies any cause of actLm. At Cupo Gerardeau county. Mo., the services of threo female vagrants were auctioned to the highest bidder, for the term of three mouths. Their ages r;onge from eighteen to forty-live 3 ears. Such is the law. The Manhattan Hardware W"rks, at Reading, Pa., will resume work on Monday. The reduc tion of 10 per cent, will only be for January. The French government is assured that Eng land has urged China to accept the accomplished facts and arrange for terms of peace with Fiance. The state 6enate ,of Texas yesterday passed a bill, that all public domain, except homesteads to actual settlers, bs donated to public schools. The judiciary committee favorably reported on bills, making fence cutting a felony, of two to fivo years in the penitentiary, and the killing of a fence cutter, in the act of applying the nip pers, justifiable homicide. The conduct of the custom official, at Plato, | N. M., who released cattle stolen from Mexico, is approved by the sacretary of the treasury. It will do much towards establishing friendly feel ings with Mexico. In New York there have been some heavy failures, on yesterday, the worst being J. M. Fuller A Co., and E. W. Coleman & Co. The latter firm has been in business forty years. A fire at Ironton, Ga., on yesterday morning destroyed four of th« leading business houses. Loss $15,000, insured for $12,000. Bids for the construction of the great exposi tion building at New Orleans, for the World's Fair, will be received until Jan. 25. Geo. B. Saylor starts on Monday from Balti more, where ho was arrested for robbing Wells, Fargo & Co.'s express, for California, in charge of special officers. The treaty of peace between Chili and Peru has been approved. At Auburn. N. V., the repair shops of the Southern Central railway were burned and three locomotives destroyed. Loss $25,000. The employes of tha Homestead Bessemer Steelworks, Pittsburg, Pa., numbering 9<;o, will go to work at an early day, at a reduction of 8 to 20 psr cent, in the wagee. All tho stakes in tha wrestling m, .teh between Matsoda Sarakichi, the Japanese champion, and Edwin Bibby are poatcd. The match takes pluco in !<?ew York on Monday night next. The Pottevillfl & Mahoing Railway con.p.my and the Heading company are at ioggerb.". ads. Both ?;ro trying to 'ay a lino on the tow path of the abandoned portion of the Schuylkill Naviga tion catial, in Pottsvill», Pa. At Madrid, on yesterday, the draft of the com mercial treaty with the United States wtu> pre sented to tha chamber. The upper house of the diet at Pesth have re jected, by a vote of 200 to 191 tha bill legaliz ing marriage between Jew 3 and Christians. The largest diamond ever cut in America and which came from South America, has just been completed in Boston after three months' work. As cut it weighs 77 carata. The largest iron ship ever launched in Ameri ca was yesterday launched from the yards of the American Ship Building Co., Philadelphia. She was christened Clarence 8. Bennet. The tunnel under the Mer&sy, completing the junction of Lancashire and Cheshire will be opened on Wednesday. Touching references were made yesterday in the Jewish synagogue in Berlin, in respect to the death of Lasker. The Mississippi legislators have passed a^bill for the suppression of obscene prints, and. in troduced one prohibiting the U6e of railroad paeees by the state •fficors, members of the leg islature, judges, district attorneys and chan cellors. At Jackson, Miss., on Friday, Jos Deal and Gus Show had a difficulty, when Deal dealt Shaw a blow killing him. In the supreme court at New York, yesterdy, a decree of divorce was granted to' Mrs. Augusta Roche Cherville, actress, from her husband, on the ground of desertion. She was also awarded the custody of their child. A general strike of the silk weavers in New Jersey is expected on Monday, as some of tha mills had ordered a reduction in the wages. The statement of the circulation of notes and specie in Canada, at the end of December, show 6 the amount of dominion notes in circulation is $ 16,774,831, and the excess of specie and guar anteed debentures is $1,297,369, and unguaran teed debentures $168,876; a total excess of $1,466,745. The dominion issues notes of the ■ denomination of $1, $2 and 44, the chartered banks having the issue of all the large denom inations. On Friday, in Sicily, there were wven shocks of an earthquake. Kentucky Senatorial Election. LomsviiiiiE, Jan. 12.—But little change in the senatorial contest. Blackbnrn feels oertain of success, Williams is sure of vic tory, and Sweeney is confident of election, and with Gain, of Louisville, withdrawn, i thus the matter stands. All talk coufi- I dently. The indications are that Williams | has the best showing. His friends couid j find no taking of tue bets offered. Little is said about Carlisle and his chances. THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOEJK, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1884. Washington. THE BOX/JED WHISKY J.I) TOCA ABANDON THEIR CAUBJB. The Question of Forfeiting Unearned Hand Grants— Pay of Marshals—Bow to Ex tirpate Pltnro-Pnenmonia in Cattle— A Dinner t-> Secretary FrelinjjhuTsen. I Special Telegram to the Giobe. I Washington, Jan. 12.—The friends of the bonded whisky bill have had little hope of securing the favor they crave from the government since they read the list of members assigned to the ways and means committee. They made a canvass yesterday and to-day to ascertain the feeling of the Democratic "members - of the committee. It is taken for granted that the Republican members are opposed to extending the bonded period, and no in quiries have been made among them. Mr. Morrison, Mr. Hurd and Mr. Blackburn are counted certain for the extension. Mr. Blount, of Georgia, and Mr. Mills, of Texas, said they would stand by their record en th:3 question in the Forty seventh congress in opposition to exten sion. Mr. Hewitt did not give a definite answer, but left the impres sion he also was opposed to the bill. Mr. Herbert, of Alabama, said it was an axiom that the entire delegations from Alabama and Georgia would vote against the whisky bill. This completes the list of Democrats on the ways and means committee. And upon hearing the result of the canvass Mr. Thompson, of Kentucky, the most ardent supporter of the interests of tha manufacturers of whisky, said he had no hope of getting the bill oat of the committee. TJNEABSED LAND GBANT3. A congressman vrho takes special in terest in tha movement looking to the forfeiture of unearned land grant 3, says a canvass has been made among senators who had been supposed to Jbe unfavorable to it, and it was ascertained that the ma jority are m sympathy with the work which the public lands committee ha^ un dertaken. Thi3 conclusion is, however, contrary to the general belief based upon the record of some of the most prominent senators, and the supposed influence that secured the election of others. The pub lic lands committee goes on with entire confidence in their success, determined &t, Jeaat to give the popular branch of con gress a good record on this subjeot. THE PAX MAESHALS. The annual repor of the attorney gen eral recommends tha obo'.it'on of the sys tem of paying marshals and deputy mar shal in fees. Mr. Springer having called the attention of the department of justice to this recommendation, and inquired what method of payment the department v/ould suggest, has received a reply which will probably form the basis of action by congress. There is no difficulty aboui paying the marshals an t nnual salary, but as deputy marshals are often appointed only temporarily, and sometimes hold of fice for a short time, some olhor method must be devised. The department officers suggest that marshals be given a fixed s&lary without any allowances for fee?, aad that they be held responsible for any ex cessive fees paid to deputies cr improper allowances to th6ir deputies by deducting such unlawful or excessive allowances from the pay of tho marshal who may be responsible for the abase. PLEUEO-PNEUMONIA. Several oattle brought to market in Washington were bought by an agent of the department of agriculture and slaught ered to-day in the presence of scientific men connected with tho department, west ern oattle men and menbera of the house committee on agriculture, to show what pleuro-pnenmonia in cattle is in its differ ent stages. Sections of the lungs of three beeves were exhibited at the capitol this morning, one showing the healthy lung, tho others the disease in its advanced and final stages. The disgusting appearanoe of the specimens will tend to lessen the demand for beef among congressional beef eaters, and may promote speedy legislation for the eradication of the disease. It had been contended that pleuro-pneumonia did not exist in this vicinity, but it is understood that the cattle from whioh the speoimens were taken were brought from Virginia for oale as beef. The conditions prerequisite to a perfect quarantine of health in our cat tle . exported are for lung plague, that the governors of the states in which the infection exists shall put in force &uch measures as shall prevent tha remov al of any bovine animal out of the conta gioned area, and above all, its introduc tion into any public stock yard through which export cattle are driven. For Texas fever, that the national government shall prevent the shipment northward out of the area infected with Texas fever, of all cattle whatsoever excepting from the be ginning of November to the beginning of March. In regard to new legislation the re port says-."Every consideration of due pro tec .ion to home herders, and of the Bound imported ones demand that the secretary of tha treasury should be empowered to order the instant slaughter and safe dis posal of all imported herds that may be found to be infected on their arrival, or that may develop a dangerous contagious disease during quarantine. It may not be needful in all oases to use this power. It should, however, be rigidly executed in all cases of rinderpest, swine plague, lung plague and sheep pox. We urge that legislation be secured, empowering the secretary of the treasury to have ali ruminants (other than cattle) and all swine imported if judged necessary to pre vent the spread of contagious disease slaughtered and safely disposed of, or sub mitted to quarantine until they shall be considered uninfecting. Since tha execu tive authorities of the different states had their attention drawn to the necessity of stamping out the lung plague now exist ing in the United States, five years have been allowed to pass without the accom plishment of: this desirable result, and , without the inauguration of any method . which promises ; to be effectual in securing a success. The commission renews the recommendation that $1,500,000 be appropriated .to be ex pended by government; officers in stampl ing out the infection, the . money to be spent for employing veierenarians and in demnifying owners. The proposed: ex penditure is small compared with our present losses, and is a mere bagatelle to our prospective ones when the plagae shall have extended to the great western ranges at the source of the cattle traffic and contaminated that traffic in all' its' channels'. To-day we lose not [ less than $3,C00,CC0 per annum consequent on this plague. The Wyoming Stock Breeders' association estimate it at $6,000,- --' XX). A general. infection of our cattle ranges and cattle traffio would cost from $50,000,000 to $100,000,000 per annum, yet in all probability $1,500,000 would stamp oat this plague foiever. A DINNEB TO FBEIiINGHTJTSBN. ' There was a large dinner party at the British legation this evering, given by the British : minister and ' Miss West in honor or the ; secretary of state. : The whole suite of state appartmenis were thrown open, and the table in the long dinning room was beauti fully laid with family silver and rare china. There was a large diamond shaped piece of roses in the center of the table, and heart shaped pieces at either end. Miss West received her guests in a delicate toilet of pink silk. Mrs. Frelinghuysen wore a rich black toilet, and the other ladies were richly nttired. Besides the secretary and Mrs. Frelinghnyßen, the guests were the Sweedish minister, Gian tess Lowenhaupht. the Portugese minister, and Viscountess Noqnsires, the Italian : minister, and Baroness Fava, the Belgian 'minister, the Austrian minister, the Rus sian minister and Madame De Struve, the French minister, the German minister and Madame Yon Eisendecker, the Netherlands minister, the Danish minister and Madame De Bille, tho charge d'afaires of Spain and Madame De Lome, Major Cornwallis West and Messrs. Saurin, Charlton and Johns ton, of the British legation. A MUISICALE. Tha wife of Senator Jone3, of Nevada, gave a musicale in her parlors in the Arlington this evening in honor of Miss Crowley, daughter of ex-representa tive Crowley, of New York. THE DISTHICT POSTMASTEB3HIP. Congressman Ell wood received a long petition from England in support of Mr. Hunter for the pr -tmastership. Ho eajs both the candidate«are deserving men and that either would fill the position with credit. Mr. Elwood is indisposed to take any action in the matter, preferring that the rival claimants fight it out and decide it among themselves. LEITEB GIVES A PABTT. Mr. L. Z. Leiter gave a large dinner party this evening, which was attended by meet of the members of the Illinois dele gation, including Senators Logan and Cullom, and representatives Dunham, Davis, Adams and Finerty. CRIMES. ALMOST A BIOT. Pendleton, O/e., Jan. 12.— 1n the begin ning of the week 200 railroad men were discharged and spent their wage* in whis ky and riotous living, and came two days ago dead broke. They demanded a free ride to Portland and were refused. Yes terday they went on the regular west bound train and held possession. The authorities appealed to Gen. Miles, who ordered a company of infantry from Walla Walla. When they arrived the mob btill refused to leave the train, but permitted the mail car to leave. The situation is per ilous, as 500 more discharged men are ex pected to arrive on Sunday. No outbreak has yet occurred, and the men are holding a meeting. The citizens are doing the best: they can to provide for the men who nre perfectly destitute. No serioua distur bance is cow anticipated. A STOLID MUBDEBEB. Elxbia, N. X, Jan. 12.—Meacken, th; supposed murderer of Katie Bradohoff, went at once to sleep when placed in the cell here this morning. He bad taken a view of the remains of the girl. He bore the ordeal very, stolidly, examined the corpse critically and said: "Don't think Katie's face as long as that." The Bister of the murdered girl arrived this morning. When she was shown the body ct the dead sister she began sobbing, and was very much affected. She identified very minutely all the articles of wearing apparel worn by the murdered girl. When tha officers were taking Mencken br.ek to the cell they met his sister there. He recognized [her and almost cordially said: "How do you do?" The prisoner B«ems bound to show he takes the matter cool. This morning he was put in irons in a circle with five other men, all of whom were dressed vary much like him. Witnesses who saw Mencker were then admitted to the r x>m one by on©. All picked the prisoner out as the man they had seen. A MieCBEANT. Boston, Jan. —A plot to burn the For.-ter grammar sohool, Somerville, was prevented by the janitor extinguishing the flioies. Several hundred children were in the building at the time. The miscreant is unknown. labor Conference.. Philadelhhia, Jan. 12.—About forty delegates were present this forenoon at the labor conference. John A Rcouey, of Brooklyn, was present. Resolutions were passed declaring that protection to home industries was one of the fundamental principles of a civilized government; also, denouncing the proposed changes in the tariff laws and pledging the conferences to refuse its support to any candidate for national or &tate office who is not in ac cord with the sentiments of the confer ence. C. A. Cavanaugh, (Dakota) pre sented a resolution thanking the congress men who advocated the passage of a bill granting a pension to the soldiers who were confined in rebel prisons, and a bill to equalize the bounties. Both sets of resolutions were received with applause and referred. '■?}'• *H Reciprocity Denied. Tobonto, Ont., Jan. 12.—The MaiV Ottawa special seiys: The etatement is published iv the United States that tha Ciaadian government is communicating with Earl Granville in respect to arrange ments for a basis to open negotiations for a reciprocal treaty between Canada and the United States, including the settlement of the Canadian fishery question is untrue, so far as the Canadian government ia con cerned. It is true, however, that large in terests of the United States are endeavor ing to procure reciprocal trade for their oun benefit without regard to the general question. New Obleans, Jan. 12.—A boiler in the Arkansas Press, belonging to D. P. White & Co., exploded this morning, injuring four men, including D. P. White, one of the proprietors, and Jerry White, a colored fireman, it is belived, is fatahy injured. Delmoßlco Spoken To. Elizabeth, N. V,, Jan. 12. —Mrs. Charles Conrad, 445 Third avenue, reports to authorities, that^sheKsaw and talked with Delmonico at her house,on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. He asked her for money aud she gave him two cents. He then went down the Long Branch railroad to wards the bridge over Elizabeth river. Mrs. David Dormer and another person say they saw Delmonico, bat the police discredit the story. •Jersey City, Jan. 11.—Indictments wera found against Dr. Peacock, John D. Harring ! ton and Elam W. Cory, for swindling the ' American Legion of Honor of $5,000. PEN PICTURES —OF— ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA. That Old Slave, Now a Resident of St. Paul j —When and Where m Bondage— Duel j Over a Pig— First ' and Only Fisrht — Helped Build the first Methodist Church in St. Paul— in Building the First House and Ran the First Ferry—Phelan Did not Kill Hays—The First Murder— Something to Think Over—His Relations— When Bora —When Married—Personal ' Appearance— Another Noted Character— Ta-tl, Wife of Chajfca— His Act*— Death— Ingratitude. ARTICLE IT. BY T. M. HEWSOH. JAMES THOILP3OS, A FOEMEB SLAV* HOW A B2sii:ent OP ST. PAUL. Lying upon a coach, at the residence of Mrs. O'Deil, in West St. Paul, is the emaciai&d form of a mu latto man, about five feet six inches in heighth, and weighing one hundred and fifiy pounds. Ho was formerly a stout, healthy person, turning »he scales above two hundred, but sickness and old age have conspired to leave but a semblance of what wa« once a hale and vigorous organ ization. His name iB James Thompson; in previous years a slave; now a free man, but poor and dependent. From his lips we learned the following facts: WHESE AND WHEN A SLAVE. He started out on a journey with George Monroe, nephew of tha President of the United States, when a more lad, and on ar riving at Lexington, Kentucky, Monroe be cams involved in debt, and was obliged to part with six of his slaves, among them him9e!f, his brother and sister, and several &n&ts and cousins. He was then conveyed to St. Louis, and from thence moved to Fort Snelling, aB the properly of John Cal bertsoa, sutler, in 1827, or fifty-seven year* ago. Ho v?aß purchased by Capt. D«y, of the fort, and from this point wen to Prairia dv Ohein, where he became the ; chattel of Rev. Mr. Brouson, who paid $1,200 for him, out of money collected at the east, and at thi3 time he received his free papers and became a frt=e man, hav ing been sold four times. He was imme diately employed as an interpreter of the Sioux, and did a great deal to advance the religion of the Methodict church in the OAily day?, a3 not only Mr. Bronson was a minister of the church, but he, (Thomp son) was a member, and i 3 now a member of the First Methodist church, a3 well as a member of the Old Settlers' association, in this city. Ho speaks in the highest praise of Mr. Bronson, as a man who had many good qualities, and whosa kindness of heart Mod generous acts, he never can forget. DUEL OVEB A PIG —FIBST AND ONLY FIGHT. Mr. Thompson cays, that during his long residence in this section, he never had but one fight, and that was over a pig, whom the notorious Phalan, (after whom Phelan, not Phalen lake, was named,) had stolen. As soon as the fact was discovered by him, he repaired to the residence of the thief, which stood near Seven core and finding his pig in a pen, ha knocked off the boards, and the favorite quadruped trotted one and along home after him, like a little dog, really glad to once more find his own master. Phelan was ' absent ?t the time, but learning that the pig was gone, he became terribly enraged, and sought out Jackson and told him some one had stolen his pig. "Oh, I guess not," said Jackson; "the owner has | got his pig, and I guess you will have to i fight to get it back." "Well, I will fight," ! said Phelan, and down he went to where Thompson lived, aDd charged him with stealing his pig. "It isn't your pig," said Thompson. "It is my pig," said Pbelan, "and if yon don't give it up, l will lick you." . "Yon can't do it," said Thompson. "Well, I will do it," replied the thief. "Now see here," said Phelan, "I will meet yon here to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock, and if yon lick me the gig is yours, and if I liok you the pig is mine." "Agreed,* said Thompson, and the two parted. And sure enough, the next morn ing, at 9 o'clock, Phelan was on hand and so was Thompson. Phelan was a long logged and long-armed man, and so, when the parties met, he went for Thompson with his legs and feet, but Thompson dodged his many kicks, when, all of a sud den, he seized him by his nether extremity and immediately the brute and bully was upon the ground, and Thompson pummeled him with his fists so thorough ly, that he called for mercy. On gaining his feet he acknowledged that the pig be longed to his antagonist and invited "the boys" to his shanty, (Thompson among the rest,) and treated to five gallons of wine, and ever after that Thompson and Phelau were good friends. HELPED BUILD THE TIEST METHODIST CHUECH liJ ST. PAUL. Though a poor colored man, once a slave, > yet thi3 nobla specimen of humanity, not only aided with his own hands, to build the litlle Methodist church on Market street but funished 2.000 foet of lumber, and made, out o' tha logs taken from the river, 1,500 shingles for the roof, and then gave a lo1;, which ha owned, towards paying for the church. If the widow's mite was consid ered by the Savior of tha world, a valu able gift, how much more co was the gift of this once poor slave, and yet he pines j with sickness on a lowly oonch, and many might contribute to his comfort if they felt so inclined. He is nearing the better land, and we ask those who have means, especially members of his own church, not to forget him now, in his old age. AIDED IN BUILDING THE FIBST HOUSE AND BUHSING THE FIBST FEBBX. Mr. Thompson also aided in erecting and constructing the first house in St. Paul, which was owned by Phelan and Hays, and stood near the Seven corners. He also ran the first ferry boat. PHELAN DID NOT KILL HAYS —THE FIHST j MUBDEE. It has been generally believed that Phe lan killed Hays, hi 3 partner, but Mr. j Thompson sets this matter to rest very de- | cidedlj, by stating unequivocally, that an j Indian by tha name of Do-wav, the Singer, • killed him, and when fatally shot at the battle of Kaposia, this Indian, jast before | he died, admitted the deed. This is an • important item of history, as it re- j lieveß Phelan of one of the many crimes | charged to his aooount and verifies tho old saying, "that murder, will out." Hays' ! death was the tirst murder in the city. j Phelan was arrested for the crime, but; never tried, as no positive evidence could J be brought against him. SOMETHING TO THINK OVEB. Mr. Thompson says that the ground , this side of the capitol was not only marshy j years ago, but that where the Church | hospital now stands on Eighth , street, near the property of Mrs. Robinson, there existed quite a large j lake, whose outlet was down the ravine formerly where "Moffett's Castle" stood, but now occupied by the beautiful and im posing edifice of the Second National Bank. Out of this lake he has drawn many beau tiful Ssh. The verification of this fact, by a living witness, would lead one to believe— upon the property now that Donnelly's able and interesting At lantis, is true. HIS EZLAnONS —VEHN 808S —WHSJi SIAH BISD. Mr. Thompson must have been born in 1790, as he 13 now 85 years old. Ho came to Fort Spelling in 1827, or 57 years ago. His mother, he thinks, mu3t have ; been while or nearly so, while he has good ' reasons for the belief, that his father was a noted hotel keeper. He married the moth er of Mrs. O'Dell, (a hale, old lady still living,) in the year 1543, or thirty-six years ago, by whom he had nine children, only one of whom, (George, thirty-four years old,) survives. ' PEESONAI. APPKAEASCB. | In personal appearance Mr. Thompson resembles Mort-n S. Wilkinson. He has a J large, aquiline nose; a high for head; small, round eyes; a well-set month; with a peculiar movement incident to the ' late senator. Beside, he is tall, slender, somewhat angular in his movements, and yet closely knit in hid physical organiza tion, showing, that with proper care, he j might live at least ten years longer. Hi 3 ; complsxion is quite ii*ht, indicating Anglo Haxon blood; and his whole mate- ' up clearly shows that he was away above ! the ordinary when a southern slave, and ! fully equal both to the white or the Indian, when a free man. He ha 3 played ! an important part in the history j of oar city and state, and during the fifty seven years that he has trod our j soil, we find nothing to mar a well-earned ' and excellent reputation, except, perhap3, the duel over that pig! Bat as that was' in defense of the weak and the helpless, so it only adds to his glory as a true man and benefactor of his race, for it taught the rough and bad Phelan to respect thereafter tho rights of others. Once a slave! A good 1 man! A brave pioneer! Life's measure full! Going!— Good bye! ''I'm comirg! I'm coming!' My hair is" white as snow; I hear the angels calling— Poor old Joe!" AUOTHEE NOTED CHAEACTEB— TA-TI, WIFE CF CHASKA. ■ Almost every day in the week, can be found upon our streets, a very comely Indian woman, somewhat bulky in form, but with a good countenance a&d pleasant expression, who comes to Saint Paul from Moudotß,where she liven, to trafiio with our people, and obtain an honest livelihood. She is one of the aborigines of this coun try, and is known among the whites as Lucy. When a babe in her mother's arms, a Chippewa rushed in upon them and kill ed her parent, find subsequently she mar ried the brave Chaska, one of Little Crow's leading warriors—indeed his best mun. When the Indian outbreak took place in Minnesota, instigated by Little Crow, Chaska, although then in full Indian power, rushed into the store at Yellow Medicine, and finding his friend, George Spencer, of this city, driven up stairs, then wonrded and in imminent danger of being killed, placed himself be tweon that of his friend and his Indian comrades, and saved the life of Spenoo r; hid him in tho grass; administered to his wants; placed him onto*, danger, and then sought to save the lives of other whites, and succeeded. Ohaska wa3 commended for these acts, and subsequently was em ployed by Gen. Sibley to act as a peont while he made bis expedition across ike plains. Ho was either purposely or accidentally poisoned, (we .have always thought the former,) while per forming excellent duty even against his own people, and his body lies buried out on the plains, while his widow, Ta-ti, or Lucy, passes np and down our streets, scarcely noticed by the thousatds who jostle her on the sidewalk. Several years ago, I. V. D. Heard, Esq., General Sibley and others, sent a petition to congress to grant this poor widow a pension, but they turned th«*ir backs upbn it. Great and glorious country! when tho widow of a man like Chaska, who stepped out of his own ranks to save the lives of the whites, and did save them, can get no recognition at the hands of congress! Millions can go into the vortex of illegal pensions, but not one dollar to the struggling wife of one of the noblest Indians that ever lived. We absolutely blush for the great American flag, when it is tarnished by such flagrant acts of ingratitude, and this we call the glorious American republic! the Great Father of the untutored savage. But Chaska's name will live, and his deeds will live, long after small politicians have been swept into oblivion. Ta-ti can have no prouder monument to the memory of her dead husband, than the reflection that, at the most trying time in our history, "he was the noblest Roman of them all." Such are the phades and lightslof Pen Pictures in St. Paul. CASUALTIES. KIVEE ETJonoN. Charleston," W. Va., Jan. 12.—An an precedented rife in Elk river, a branch of the Kanawha, caused a losa of not. less than i $100,000 in stave?, bark find lumber. j Among the losers are the Oxley Steve com- I pany, thirteen valuable barges of stave?, i Boston Stave company, $25,000; MalJey & Threlkeld, saw-mill, $10,000. Thu Kcua wha has not jet broken up. Catlettssueg, Jan. 12. —A rise in the Big Sandy has begun, and reports from Louisa Courthouse indicate that a riae is still coming. Ho damage, but lumbermen are fearful. THE BELLEVILLE DISASTES. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 12. —The coroner's I jury, holding an inquest on the victims of the Belleville convent fiie, returned a ver dict that the fire department did all that could be done under the circumstances; that the nee of dormitories above the sec ond story in such buildings should bo con demned; that there should be a legislative enactment on the subject; that the blame must rest upon the management of the I institution for not taking precautions ; which the size and oharactar of the build ing and number of inmates required. Sis ter Elintha has been • appointed mother superior of the order in Belleville to fill the vacancy occasioned by • the death of Mother Jerome. Firea. > Boston, Jan. 12.—Early thi3 morning a fire on the roof of the New England Tele phone and Telegraph company's central office, burned off all the wires. I will take a month to put the wires in working or der. Owing to the fire in the central office of the New England Telephone company this morning Boston is entirely without tele phone service, and will remain so for a week or ten days. Every connection with 3,000 instruments in the city is destroyed. Wheeling, W. Va , Jan. 11.—The flour ing mill belonging to John Stende at New Martinsvil!e,was burned Wednesday after noon and is a total lo9s. Value of build ing and machinery $12,000; stock on hand $4,000. The mill and fixtures were insured for $6,000 and the stock for $1,800. Bbazil, Ind., Jan. —John Zeler's resi dence was burned last night. Loss, $10, --000; insured for $5,000. Herr Lasker. New Yobk, Jan. —The remains of the German statesman, Herr Lasker, were taken to Europe to day ". on the steamer Neckar. Moritz Lasker, brother of the de ceased, accompanied the body, which will be taken to Berlin for interment. A GOLDEN JUBILEE. . / THE FTFIIETn ASxirER*AnY OF CJ.KDIS I l M'CLOSKraORDI .Vir/O.Y. x ;*I Any Tribute of Esteem and AQVction IV. m ni» Friends-Calibration of Ponti fical Bl«li JU ,s-A scene of Almost Ke- Cal Splendor. [Special Telegram to the Globe. I New Yon:;, Jan. 12.-The drawing room of Cardinal McC!o.=key's house at I Madison avenue and Fiftieth street wore an unwonted appearance yesterday morn t ing when the cardinal descended from his private apartments. Flowers decorated the table?, the windows aud even the cor ner of the room, and freight ed the cir with their fragrance. The flowers were tributes from well known Catholics in remembrance of the ' attainment by the cardiual of the golden ' jubilee of his priesthood—the fiftieth an niversary of hia ordination. The cardinal's eye was bright and his step was light, as he parsed admiringly from one beautiful floral creation to another and read on the cards that were attached the narae3 of al ; most lift-long friends. At 9:30 the doors jof tho cathedral were opened. Soon the j house overflowed aiid chaiia were placed ; in the aisles. Two front rewa %7ere occupied by Charles P. Daly, John Kelly, Wm. and John O'Brien, Eugene Kb'.lj, Jeo. Devlin, James Lynch,ex-Mnjor Grace, and other well known Oath laymen. Each wore a zed rose on the lappel of his coat. In the organ loft there was an augmented chorus. About the chancel organ were grouped the boy choristers, tho cathe dral. The lights of the many tapers, twinkling in golden oandelabria, fell upon the reredos of the high altar. Choice blooms in golden vases added their hue^ to the rich mass of coloring rnudo up by tho contrasting marbles The ta blo*of the altar was hong with silver bor dered lace. The brazen railing of the altar wa3 draped with folds of crimson caught up with cords of gold. At 10:30 o'clock the doo: of the saemty swun/ i); en and the procession entered. It contain* 300 pastor* and assistant pas torß of New York and ; ;l«boring citie3, with surplices over their black soutane.-. Representatives of the Benedictine and Franciscan oommunitieH, iv their hooded white and brown habit, girt at the wnist with cord, followed those. Then, iv pic turesque contrast with tho plain garb of the brothers, was the attire of Monsei^Loi-B Quinu, Preston Doane and baton, who wore next. They wore sontones and mtuitiUas of pnrple silk edged with red silk, find fastened with many tiny red siln buttons. Protor.il crosses hang from their nocks by chains of gold. Upon their hands waro parpta velvet berrettas. Th preceded tho suf fraagon prelates of tho province. Arch bishop Carrigan aud Buhop MoNioruey, of Albany; McQuaid of Rochester; Ryan of Buff-ilo; WadhamsG, of Ogdensburg, Wiggon, of Newark; O'Fariell, of Trenton and Ccnroy, bi.-hop in Curric.uio. Over their eontonei of pcrpJo f-ilk the bishops wore 6urp!icerf of ■ lace and capes of white colored silk encrusted *-:.h i mbroidc Their heads were covered with jewoi-tipped mitres of cloth of golii. At the left of each bishop, holding up the weighty fold of bU cape, was lii* chaplain. They wc-ro followed by Fathers Donnelly, of St. Michael, Priest and Mo- Glynn, of St. Stephen?, and UaoDoweli, of St. Agnes, respeo v y dencon and sub deacon of the mas«, iv im Uios of em broidered cloth of gold. They escorted the celebrant of the mas?, Bishop Lau^jh lin, of Brooklyn, whose ehaasnble was weighted with gold and Bilk em broidery. The priests separated to the right and to the loft of the sanctuary gates, making way for the moneignor and bishops who passed to the oaken seats of stato on either Bide of the altar. A pontifioial mass wa-: celebrated. Just before the last gospel Cardinal MoCloskoy appeared in the doorway of the sanctuary, preceded by the cross bearer and acolytes. The cardinal's face whs bright and he moved with unaccustomed vigor towards his throne. His trailing aantonewas of red silk, overlaid with a surplice of lace and bound at the waist with a broad Rash of red silk fringed with gold. His cappa magna of red watered eilk flowed from his shouledrs in glistening folds yards behind to the gloved hands of white-oaeaoeked pages. A cape of ermine was upon his shoulders. His head was covered with a red silk beretta. Pages ire the cardinal's mitre of cloth of gold, ad his missal bound in rod silk a] on crimson silk cush ions, ami Still others carried the lighted taperthat signifies the light «jf faith that is spread by the prelatu near whom it is borne, and the cardinal's golden crozier. Bishop Laoghlin, when hb had clnd cci the ianss, delivered nu address to the cardmcl on behalf of the sriffragjiu bish op, and Alonßiguor Qaum read uu ni'dress from the clergy. When mass was concluded Bishop Laugh lin stepped to the cardinal's chntr ana read the address of the bishops cf the province. Manager Qainn read &n address en behalf of tho clergy of tho diocese. Brother Jus tin. of the provincial order of the Christian Brothers spoke for his society. Ho was followed by John E. David.-on on beh'ilf of the laity. The cardinal, in reply to ex pressions of respect and affection of bishops, priests, brothers and people, re ferred to the time when he was ordained a priest, at which time he was in full health, and remarked upon the unusual length of time Providence . had permitted him to work in the fold. He said that what suc cess had attended bis efforts must be at tributed to the good will, zei'.l and gener ous co-operation of the clergy and laity. In conclusion he invoked a blessing on them all. After the services the cardinal attended a banquet, given at the Roman Catholic orphan asylum to the bishops and clergy. The cardinal's health was drunk, and he proposed long life and health to thfi pope, which was drunk by all standing. No other toasts were " offered. Later, the cardinal was waited upon by tho committee of St. Jobn'a College Allumni association, of which he was first president. They presented him with an appropriate address, to which he made a suitable response. The cardinal was the recipient of numerous gifts dur ing the day, among which wa3 a crucifix, ten feet high, made of olive wood, grown in the garden of Gethsemane. I Western Associated Press.] New Yobk, Jan. 12.—Tho fiftieth acni versary of the ordination of Cardinal Me Closky was celebrated to-day at tbe oathe pral witn -ill the pomp acd circumstances of the most joyous festivals of the church. The great building was thronged with clergy and laity. Within the chancel were Archbishop Corrigan, the cardinal's coadjutors, Bishops Laughlin, Conroy, Spaulding, MoAnaid, Ryan, Wigger, O'Farre!, McNierney and Wadhams, and about 150 priests. In the body of the church were aleo some 200 clergymen with many prominent citizens. The pon tifical high ma 33 was celebrated by Bish op Langblin.