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E:of(i:«-nt Address by lil-hop Fosu-llistory
of lli« Institution— New liuUdinga
and Hie Improvements in the Vicinity.
University hall and the laboratory
building at Hamline university were dedi
cated yesterday afternoon, (after having
been subscribed free of debt on the spot,) by
prominent Methodist Episcopal olergymen
and laymen. At two o'clock at the ringing
of a $350 bell, presented b/ the ladies of
the Jackson street M. E. church of St. Paul,
the audience gathered and filed into the
new chapel, filling its body and gallery to
The exercises opened by the reading of
psalm xxiv, 1-6, by President Geo. H.
Bridgman; the reading of a hymn by Rev.
Dr. W. H. Marshall, of St. Paul; prayer
by Rev, D. C. John, of Winona; scripture
lessons by Prof. Brooks, of the state uni
versity, and Presiding Elder Siorrs, of the
Winona district, and the reading of a
hymn by Rev. T. J. Wagner.
This was followed by a masterly address
by Bishop C. D. Fobs on "Mundane versus
Co3inic Culture," or the education of man
for the purposes of this world only, and
his education in view of all his relations
both for this world or the next. After
thoroughly criticising Prof. Huxly in his
atbeistio arguments in favor of mundane
culture only and his assertion that
the whole world is a chest-board,
man the player, with nature
as his opponentjhidden in the back ground,
and that education is the instruction of,
the intellect the laws of nature only,
he jpassed on to a masterly review of cos
mic education, or that which fits men lor
all worlds and educates not only his intel
lect but his soul, the capability of turning
a sinful being jjtoj holiness and immor
Plato and other great minds were
m ta'iited in soul with all their mundane
learning and philosophy and while seeking
for something substantial,.to trust them
selves upon, it was already written in the
manuscript of the Book of God, "Behold
the fear of the Lard, that is wisdom, and
to depart from evil, that is understanding."
In most eloquent language the speaker
proceeded to prove that all about teachers
and educators, Christ Jeßns was the great
teacher, and ho neither held the pen or the
sword, and spoke as never man spoke.
Under all circumstances and in all places
he spoke without reserve, picked from the
rnbbieh of ages every brightest jewel of
truth, added whatever was needed, and left
a complete system of religious teaching, bo
that all the thinking of the world has in
1600 ears added to it nothing, not one
Bifhop Foaa closed his address with the
words: We meet to day to dedicate this
University hall and the ad j Dining labora
tory building to the uses of cosmic culture
i. c., to a broad, deep, genuine culture
sought at the feet of the Great Teacher
and in the shadowing of his orois. May
all students who shall gather here, and all
professors who shall guide their studies
have what Chalmers praises in Newton as
''tho hardihood of true soionce," i. c., the
courage to accept all truth regardless of
its consequences; and also that other and
if possible richer possession whioh New
ton had, a humble and reverent Christian
This is a Christian college. Such may
it ever remain. Sooner than it shall dis
honor the name it has, and deny the faith
of its founders and join the ranks of blank
agnosticism and contemptuous mischief,
miy the lightnings of heaven smite its
walls to the earth and oblivion hide its
name from the memory of man. I am
most happy to say that its beautiful ac
cord with the Christian traditions and the
revival spirit of Methodist colleges gener
ally, these walls (even before we could
assembled to dedicate them), have had the
lofty censeoration of the sighs of penitents
and the glad songs of new-born souls.
Long liva Hamline university! Live a
thousand years. Live while these prairies
glitter in snowy white or smile with f-olden
harvests. Live while the Mississippi flows
between its banks; and v?) an yon river
shall ceaee to flow, and these wf.llb shall
crumble back to dust, and the heavens and
the earth shall pass away, then liva for
ever Hamline university, in myriads ot
souls fashioned by thy teachings to the
finest issues of character, and graduated
to the higher forma of the school of the
luoor:i7)T.rp.ble Teacher.
Rev. J. F. ChafEee, of Minneapolis, then
gave a financial statement of the condition
of ths nniversity, stating that its indebted
ness was $35,943.53, its assets $8,574, leav
ing a balance of $27,369.83 to be raised
on that occasion or $30,000 if possible.
He further stated that Joseph Dean, of
Minneapolis, who had already
given $32,000 to the univer
sity, had pledged $5,000 of
this indebtedness on condition that the
balance of the debt be raised before the
dedicating exercises. P. H. Harris, of
Minneapolis, the largest cash contributor
to the university having already given
$25,000, started,the suooe?pfnl paying oil
of the debt by a subscription of $10,000,
and M. G. Norton, of Winona, and a young
man who would not allow his name to be
given, each gave $2,500; Rev. Mr. Chaffee
gave $2,000; David Pile, of Minneapolis,
$1,500; the first M. E.Jchurch of Winona,
$1,500; Bishop Foss, $300; First church
of Minneapolis, $500; Prof BridgmEn,
$250; J. H. Horton, Prof. Merkle, E. T.
Sykes, John Douglass, R. H. Hasty, First
ohuroh Sunday school, of Wiuona, $100,
and others sums ranging from $60 to $5
eaoh until the sum of $27,610 was raised,
which cleared the institution of debt.
Bishop £Fo3b, President Bridgman aad
Bsv. Mr. Chaffee then vo^mautred to
raise $2,500 in the rext sixty days to put
the university on a firm footing.
The executive committee then formally
presented the buildings to Bishop Toss for
dedication to God, and he offered the ded
icating prayer of great power and pathos,
after whioh In presented ths keys to Pres
ident Gso. H. Bridgraan, who promised
that the buildings should be devoted to the
Christian education cf those attending it,
and prophesied great things for its future,
to not only the Btate, but the corthwest.
Tho exercises closed with the singing of
the doxology, and tho benediction.
T: 1.1 NEW HALL.
University hall, erected on the site of the
building burned over a year ago, has a
Kaeota granite basement,with three stories
built of brick rising thereon ia the Italian
gothio style of architecture, and its inside
is done off into recitation and professors'
rooms, a chapel and rooms for the male
students. Tht? building, &s well as the lab
oratory hall, was designed by W. H.
Hayes, of Minneapolis, was commenoed
the first of June last, and cost $60,000.
To the southwest of the former structure
is laboratory hall, with a Kasota granite
basement, in which is located fcur forty
horse power boilers, two of which now
supply both University and ladies'
hall with eteam heat, "nder tho Holly
system. A six-horey power engine with
boiler attached, supplies the buildings and
the boilers with water, drawing its supplies
from a driven well of the purest water,
which is ninety-three feet in depth. An
other boiler and engine supplies the build
ings with hot water, while a gasoline •re
tort supplies them with illuminative
power, an electrio light also being in posi
tion to furnish the ground* and buildings
with that species of light when it may be
come necessary. All this heating and
lighting is done by pipes running under
ground to the other halls, and it is consid
ered that every safeguard has
been taken to . prevent dis
aster by conflagration. The entire
cost of this hall, including machinery, etc.
was $20,000. In the laboratory above the
basement one-halt of the vaulted brick
hall is devoted to practical chemistry
with accommodations for twenty-five stu
dents, and the other - half for recitations,
to the old scientific instruments ef the
university, some $1,500 worth of new hav
ing recently been added. Leading out of
the main room is a private chemical
laboratory for tha professors' own work,
as also a private room in which is placed
the physical apparatus. The construction
of this room was superintended personally
by Prof. H. L. Batchelder, and it would
seem to be perfection as far as that is pos
The ladies' hall is occupied by the lady
pupils with rooms for several of the pro
fessors. It is neatly furnished off into
parlors, a guest, reception, music and din
ing rooms, which are neatly furnished in
every particular, and is very homelike and
cheerful, while the chapel in the main
building for whose platform Mrs. Nind, of
Minneapolis, purchased and donated the
furniture at a cost of $50 yesterday, is
used for all social, intellectual and re
ligious gatherings of the students of which
there are now 110, 40 per cent, of whom
are females.
There are forty-two weeks of session
each year in this university, or three
terms. The tuition for the preparatory
course is $10 per term, and for the college
term $12. Board is provided at the uni
versity or by residents of the village at
$2.50 for males and $2.25 for females.
The walls of the university dining room
are neatly fresooed, the furniture and
spread are neat as wax, while it will ac
commodate 128 guests at a meal.
| Hamline university is on the Manitoba
road about three miles from St. Paul, with
a train every half hour from both cities;
is locatodPon a' beautiful plat of level
prairie and is capable of being made the
most beautiful of our metropolitan sub
urbs, bat it will not grow very fast in this
particular until a nice depot is substituted
for the present small wagon shed in which
passengers are packed like shivering
The college campus or grounds consist
of seventeen aores, while the university
trustees have platted out forty acres ad
jacent into building lots for sale, which
lots belong to its endowment fund and are
very prettily located.
Some very fine improvements have been
in progress in the vicinity the past year,
some fifteen beautiful cottages have been
erected, a good looking store, while the
Hamline sohool district are just finish
ing up a $3,500 house, which has a Kasota
granite base which is surmounted by a
fine Italian gothic structure of brick out
of which rises a tower fully sixty feet in
Jb'rom the south windows of University
hall can be seen Maoalester; from the
northeast Como park; northwest the state
university experimental farm buildings;
west the Minnesota transfer; southwest
Midway and from the east the future Min
nesota state fair grounds.
A State Prison Bird Claims Release From
The Ramsey County Jail on the Ground
that He is Unlawfully Detained.
Messrs. Weymouth & Goforth, the attor
neys, have got a novel habeas corpus
action on their hands, whioh raises a new
and interesting question. Yesterday they
filed a petition in the district
court for a writ of habeas corpus, asking
for the release of Thos. Murray, one of the
convicts brought to the oounty jail from
tho state prison last Saturday for safe
keeping. His release is asked for on the
grounds that he is unlawfully detained
in the county jail, and that his detention
there is oontrary to the sentence whioh
sent him to prison. Murray was sent up
from Ramsey county for assault with a
dangerous weapon. The petition is as
State of Minnesota, County of Ramsey,
ss,—District Court, Second Judicial
In the matter of the petition of Thos.
Murray for writ of habeas corpus.
To the Honorable Orlando Simons, jud^a
of said court:
The petition of Thomas Murray respect
fully shows unto your honor and states,
3 That he is unlawfully imprisoned and
detained by Henry O'Gorman, (sheriff of
the county of Ramsey and siate of Minne
sota,) at the oity of St. Paul, in the oounty
jail of said county of. Ramsey, then and
' here situated.
That sa.d Thomas Murray ia not com
mitted or detained therein by virtue of the
final judgment or decree of any competent
tribunal of civil or criminal jurisdiction,
or by virtne of an execution issued upon
said judgment or decree.
That the cause or pretence of such con
finement or restraint according to the
knowledge and belief of your petitioner is
as follows:
That on or about the 21st day of Novem
ber, A. D., 1883, your petitioner was sen
tenced by a judge of said district court of
the second judicial district, said oounty
and stale of Minnesota, to imprisonment
in the state prison of Stillwater, said state
under the following sentence, viz:
That you Thomas Murray be punished
by imprisonment in the state prison at
Stillwater, Minnesota, at hard labor for
the period of one year and six months.
And that on or about the 26th day of
January, A. D., 1884, and
before the expiration of said sen
tence and contrary to your order petition
wa» unlawfully removed from said state
prison and confined in said county jail of
said Ramsey county contrary to said sen-
Unco and to-law.
That said imprisonment and detentions
are illegal and unlawful upon the follow
ing grounds:
First. That the warden of said state
prison to which your petitioner was
sentenced, had no authority to remove
your petitioner from said prison.
Second. That seotion 66, page 974 of
general statutes of Minnesota 1878, has
not been complied with in any particular.
That the pretended order or warrant in
the hands of said Henry O'Gorman, sheriff,
as aforesaid, under which pretended order
or warrant your petitioner is unlawfully
imprisoned and detained as aforesaid, is
illegal and void.
Your petitioner therefore prays that a
writ of habeas corpus may issue directed
to said Henry O'Gorman, sheriff, as afore
said, commanding him that he have the
body of said Thomas Murray, by him im
prisoned and detained, together with the
time and cause of such imprisonment and
detention, before your honor, to be and re
ceive what shall then and there be con
sidered concerning the said Thomas Mur
ray in pursuance ot the statute in such
oflse made and provided.
Dated this 30th day of January, A. D.
1884. Thomap Mubbax.
The writ is returnable at 10 o'clock this
James J. Hill's Team Takes Fright ar d
Rush Through the .Srreeis—imminent
Peril of the Occupants.
About noon yesterday one of the mos> j
terrific and threatening runaways that wjtr.
ever sesn in St. Paul, took place on 10th
Mississippi and Broadway ' street*, and
nothing but pure good fortune saved the
occupants of the sleigh from Berious in
At the hour named the driver of J.
J. Hill's double team was driving along
10th street with the nurse gir]
and four of Mr. Hill's children, the oldest
being ten years of age, in the sleigh.
On the corner of Tenth and Canada street,
Mr. Weide is building a house, and in
some way, just as the horsea came along
to the house, either a handle of shiagle3
broke loose, or were borne around by the
wind, and came falling down from the
scaffolding in a perfect shower. This was
such an unusual sight that the uor3es in
stantly started into a run, and inoreased
their speed as they went. Down Tei-th
street they went at a lightning rate
of speed till they reached
Mississippi street when the driver suc
ceeded in turning their heads down that
street. Of course every body hearing the
commotion, ran to their doors and win
dows to see what was the matter. Several
gentlemen who stood on the ocrner ef
Mississippi and Canada streets fairly held
their breath when the sleigh went around
the corner of Mississippi street. As it
came around they say it was on one runner
and at an angle of thirty
degrees. They ezpected every seoond
to see the vehicle go over and one or two
of the children killed. Yet, at the same
time, these gentlemen were perfectly
powerless to render the little ones any kid
at all. In an instant after the sleigh
righted itself, and the horses were running
down Mississippi street as fast as they
could go. Just at that time the public
schools wore out, and the streets were
full of boys who did not understand the
situation, and accordingly, thinking the
runaway was something funny, they all
oommenoed shouting and making a great
racket, whioh caused the animals to run all
the faster. The driver had by that time
lost all control of the team, and the horsea
went at their own will down Mississippi
street into Bro&dway and down that street
till they struck tho railroad tracks, whera
they were finally stopped, but not till
after they had upset the sleigh.
The driver says that he tried to turn the
horses into some of the side streets,
but he could make no impression upon
them at all. It was absolutely impossible
for him to turn them in the slightest de
gree. As the team plunged along down
Broadway, Clara, the oldest girl, began to
think about jumping out.
She says that she looked
up the side streets, and on passing Fourth
street she says she saw no team* coming
down, and accordingly determined to iaaka
the jump. Just as they got ia Trent of
the Northern Pacific buliding she did make
it, and was picked up in an insensible
condition and taken into the railroad
building, where she was attended to as well
r.s could be expected. In the meantime
the horses kept on down the street till
they reached. the tracks at the
foot of Broadway. Here the sleigh
was upset and tho remainder
of the children were thrown out. Finally
the horses whioh had parted from the
sleigh were captured, and the children
and nurse were picked up and taken care
of. The sleigh was smashed all in pieces.
Clara, who jnmped out in front of the
Northern Pacific headquarters was found
to have been hurt the inest. She must
have struck upon her face, as it is bruised
slightly, on one side. In the evening she
complained of one of her ankles, and upon
examinating it, it was discovered that it
had swollen a little. The only other one
injured is Ruth, a little girl about five
years old, who was thrown out on the
tracks. She wa3 injured very slightly on
one side. The nurse was soratoked a little.
The other two children were uninjured. At
10 o'clock last evening the children were
all doing well and were comfortable.
As Mr. Hill is in New York his wife
telegraphed to him needfull particulars,
and also wrote him a complete narrative.
Mrs. Hill docs not S6e any reason for
blaming the driver. The horßes have been
driven out to elevator B and were not at
all frightened by the whistle or the move
ment of cars. Even bands of music have
not caused them to exhibit the least fesr.
they have proved themselves over and over
again to be thoroughly reliable and
would not probably in this instance have
run away had it not been that the falling
of the shingles was so ciose to them, and
of such an unusual character that they
were frightened. It was a wonderfully
narrow escape.
Some Kicdly Words About St. Paul from
One Who Paid the City a Brief bnt lils
crlM.iii:itii!fr Vislr.
In a most able and entertaining lecture
entitled "The Glories of the Northwest,
from the Hudson to Pnget Sound," C. Y.
Bell, Esq., of Englewood, New Jersey, one
of the Villard guests at the opening cere
monieß of the Northern Paoific railroad,
thus speaks of St. Panl:
The morning toilet, a first class break
fast, a few hour 3of delightful prairie
scenery, then the relief of a broken coun
try with scattering forests here and there,
then the outcropping of limestone form
ntion, the upper Mississippi, and St. Paul,
one of the glories of the northwest, is
As this city ia the half way point be
tween the Atlantic and Paoifio, and the
eastern terminus of the Northern Paoifio
railroad, we shall stop long enough to note
some of its leading features. With truth
it can be eaid of SS. Paul, it is founded
upon a rr.ck. The whole country in that
locality is rook, a species of blue lime
stone, beneath which is a bed of unknown
depth of white sandstone. Through this
material, which is easily cut, the sewers of
the city are tunneled. The blue limestone
is found in layers of variable thickness,
the upper ones being from three to six
inchss, and the lower ones from two to
six feet. These layers are horizontal, and
the stone when broken out
are as true and even in their
finish as if they had been chiseled by hand.
The cellars cut from this rock have the
appearance on their sides and bottom of
fine masonry. The stone is the principal
building material of this seotion of Min
nesota, and there is enough of it along
this portion of the Mississippi to rebuild
a dozen New Yorks, without missing the
St. Paul is another illustration of the
wonderful growth of western cities; thirty
five years ago it was not found upon the
map, and a few log cabins, perohed upon
the rocky heights, occupied by Indian
traders, were about all that indicated the
site of the prosperous city of to-day. It
was then best known as Im-mi-gas-ka, the
Indian name for white rook, due to the
towering bluffs of white sandstone whioh
line the river. The city may be described
as a city of rooky terraces, covered with
fine residences and substantial stores and
factories. It is made up largely of east
ern people, who have lost nothing of their
original enterprise by breathing ths pure
uir of the upper Mississippi. There is
something exhilarating in the olimate of
Minnesota. Its winters are honest ones,
the cold at times i 3 intense; laziness is an
ii-vitation to freeze to death. A man must
be op and doing, or Jack Fro?t wiil do for
him, bo a thrifEj, driving people make rap
the population. It has b6en said, and I
think truly, that climate has much to do
with character. Few great men come
from a people who don't sleep at least four
months of the year under blankets.
But we must hurry on. No man can
tell the possibilities of St. Paul within the
next twenty years. With a popalation of
about 100,000, with a wholesale business of
over $70,000,000 yearly, with its manufac
tories of at least $20,000,000, with rail
roads making it a center from all directions,
with the great Northwest covering a belt
of 400 miles wide by 2,000 mile 3 long, into
which the stream of immigration is pouring,
opened up to it through the openiue up of
the Northern Pacific railroad,with churches
and sohools, with a hardy and industrious
and public spirited people alive to the
main chance, St. Paul will, in my opinion,
before many years, be the rival of Chicago,
and ultimately be, what Chicago has long
been, the distributing point of the great
Details for tteneral Courts Martial to be
Held In the Department of Dakota.
The following are extracts frem special
orders issued from department headquar
ters, Foit Snelling, yesterday:
A general court martial is appointed to
meet at Fort Yntes, D. T., at 10 o'olock a.
in., on Thursday, the 7th day of February,
1884, or is soon thereafter as practicable,
for the trial of suoh persons as may be
brought before it by the authority from
1. Major Charles H. Alden, Medical
2. Captain Thomas ]M. McDougall, 7th
3. Captain Edward S. Godfrey, 7th
4. Captain Lyster M. O'Brien, 17th In
5. Ist Lieutenant Alexander Ogle, 17th
6. Ist Lieutenant John C. Gresham, 7th
7. Ist Lieutenant Charles St. J. Chubb,
17th Infantry.
8. Ist Lieutenant Herbert J. Blocura,
7fch Cavalry.
9. 2d Lieutenant James T. Kerr, 17th
10. 2i Lieutenant Edwin C. Bulk ck. 7th
Ist Lieutenant William P. Rogers, Adju
tant 17th Infantry, judge advocate.
A general court martial is hereby ap
pointed to meet at Fort Randall, D. T., at
10 o'clock a. m. on Friday, the first day
of February, 1884, or as soon thereafter ac
practicable, for the trial of suoh persons
as may be brought before it by authority
from these headquarters.
1. Captain Casper H. Conrad, 15th In
2. Captain Henry R. Brinkerhoff, 15th
3. Captain John W. Bean, 15th Infan
4. Captain Stephen R. Stafford, 15th
5. Ist Lieutenant Thomas F. Davis,
15th Infantry.
6. Ist. Lieutenat David D. Mitahell,
15th Infantry.
7. 2d Lieutenant Samuel L. Pague, 15th
8. 2d Lieutenant Andrew S. Rowan,
15th Infantry.
2d Lieutenant William F. Blauvelt, 15th
Injantry, judge advooate.
A general court martial is hereby ap
pointed to meet at Fort Ellis, M. T., at 10
o'clock a. m., on Wednesday, the 6th day
of February, 1884, or as soon thereafter
as practicable, forj the trial of suoh per
sons aB may b9 brought before it by
authority from these headquarters.
1. Captain James A. Snyder, 3d In
2. Captain Thomas J. Gregg, 2d Cav
3. Captain William Mitohell, 3d In
4. Ist Lieutenant George E. Bushnell,
Medical Department.
5. Ist Lieutenant Fayette W. Roe, 3d
6. Ist Lieutenant Lorenzo W. Cooke,
3d Infantry.
2d Lieutenant Francis G. Irwin, Jr., 2d
Cavalry, judge advocate.
Causes ol Failure.
Want of confidence accounts for half of the
business failures of to-day. A. R. Wilkes, B.
and E. Zimmermau and E. Stierle, the drug
gists, are not liable to fail for the want of con
fidence in Dr. Bosanko's Cough and Lung
Syrup. He gives away a bottle free to all who
are suffering from coughs, colds, asthma, con
sumption, and all affections to the throat and
They Were out in Considerable Numbers
at the Municipal Court Yesterday— A
-Uoui« Han Held for Trial.
It was a chilly morning in the police
court, and things looked very gloomy for
the half-dozen sinners who occupied
the pen. The congregation W as quite large
however, and when the big bell in the bel
fry chimed 9 o'clock, the bailiff
notified tha public in the
"hear ye, hear ye" monotone so
often drawled out that the court was ready
for business.
The oase of A. Snell, charged with
swindling a horny handed sou of toil out
of $60 by means of the three card monte
racket, excited a great deal of interest,
and a great 6ffort was made to prove an
alibi. C. E. Baldwin, the "sucker," posi
tively identified the accused, and
related circumstantially how his roll was
taken away by the deft manipulation of
the ace, the jack and the little joker. T.
D. O'Brien defended the accused, aiid a
swarm of witnesses were sworn, to show
that Baldwin was troubled with an optical
illusion which prevented him from know
ing objeots that came before his vision.
County Attorney Egan appeared for the
state, and the oase was hotly contested on
both sides, considerable animus cropping
out between counsel. After the oase had
been heard, roundsman Hanft, who made
ths arrest, was recalled, and he gave testi
mony which resulted in the accused being
held. He gave $750 bail for hi 3 appearance.
Mike Clancey and James Catlin went
fUhing the other day and they made a big
haul. They put a drag net into a car
load of fish on the track in the Manitoba
railroad yard, and were caught in the aot
of carting off the mackerel. They were
fined $10 each and warned not to do so
any more.
The case of the state against Fred.
Monti, oharged with holding up an old,
chum to the extent of $58, was dismissed
there being no evidence to back up the
charge. He was honorably discharged.
Wm. Maok wentjinto Duwald's saloon on
east Third street Tuesday night, and on
making himself disliked they fired him out.
Then he went into the street and got even
by throwing stones at the windows and
when expostulated with he threatened to
whip Mrs. Dunwald. Yesterday he was
quite penitent, and when ?6ntenced for
thirty daya it made him quite sad.
Louis Liverpool, the big hearted and
muscular giant of the colored race in St.
Paul, was up for putting a head on a
brother named Jame3 Irwin. Almost
enough provocation was shown for the act,
and he was let off on payment of three
District Court.
FBefore Judge Brill. I
Jas. T. Eiwell vs. Joel J. Hadley et al.;
[Before Jndgo Wilkin. 1
Patrick Kelly vs. Alex Adam 3et al.; ver
dict for $161.80 in favor of plaintiff.
Sam'lß. Tibbett3 et al. vs. Chas. Da
Graff et al.—John B. Lyle et al. v*. Chae.
De Graff and Wm. Crooks; action on
contract; on trial,
Vrolnite Court.
[Before Jadgo McGrorty.J
Estate of Jacob Elasser, deceased; hear
ing contested claims on trial.
Estate of Benjamin Illingsworth, de
ceased; account and petition filed; hear
ing February 25, 10 a. m.
Estate of George Sterm, deceased; will
and petition filed; hearing February 25,
10 a. m.
Municipal C»urt.
[Before Judge Burr. I
M. Clancey and Jas. Catlin, laroeny
fines of $10 paid.
Fred. Monti, same; discharged.
Wm. Maok, disorderly; commit led for
thirty days.
Louis Liverpool, assault; oost3 paid and
A. Snell, swindling; hsld to the grand
Alarm Amoic Stock Kaisers in th» Vlcim
lty of Maxico, H». . at the Appearance {of
a New Complaiat Among Cattle—lt is
Believed to be Harmless.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, Jan. 30.—Complaint having
been made on Saturday, the 26th inst., by
some people of Mexico, Mo., of the ap
pearance of a singular disease among;
cattle in different parts of the state, es
pecially iv ihe vicinity of the town of
Mexico, Mr. Buckner applied to the de
partment of agriculture for the services of
experts. He was informed that an expert
had been ordered to the scene ot the dis
ease from Chioago, and prompt steps
would be taken to check and stamp out
the disease. The "statement is
exaggerated," said Dr. D. E. Sal
mon, chief of the veterinary department,
of the bureau of agriculture at the Graud
Pacific hotel." I am the man who has
charge of the matter. As it was presented
to me it was not as serious as the dispatch
you show me indicates. Trouble only
exists in the herd of one man near the
town of Mexico in Missouri. I oame on
from Washington Sunday. Before I left
tte oase was put in vnj handa with instruc
tion to act. On arriving here I &ent a
man to visit the herd, and ascertain what
the disease is. I shall probably have a
report in a day or two. So far I have not
bees advised what the disease is,
but I should judge that it is a simple oase
of impaction of the stomach. That is a
disease very oommon among cattle at this
season of the year. It results from eating
dried todder in cold corn fields, and is
nothing much but a soreness and heating
of the intestines, causing a speoies of dys
entery. It is not contagions and can't
spread." Dr. Salmon said he expected the
alarm ( turn out as in the reoeipt of com
plaints of singular anil unheard of diseases
which on investigation proved to be ordi
nary and harmless. Inspectors, he said,
were kept busy all the time.
A Becker County Man Endeavors to Kill
His Wife and Himself-Both Likely to
[Special Telegram to the Globe. J
Detboit, Minn., Jan. 30. —Ernest Bun
dermore shot his wife, Maddie, twice in
the hand and arm and then shot himself
in the head. The wife is not dangerously
hurt, and Bu&dermore is able to walk
with the bullet ia his head. The pistol iB
a 22 calibre, and the dootor does not think
his skull w«s touched. It is so late that
more particulars cannot be obtained, but
it is thought jealousy was the cause. An
examination as soon as the parties are
able will bring out all the facts.
The Nailmakers iv Session.
Pittsbubg, Jan. 30.—A special meeting
of the Western Nail association was held
to-day to consider the advisability of
extending the period of idleness after
February 11, the time agreed upon for the
resumption of the nail machines. The
meeting was largely attended and the dis
cussion was animated. Many were of the
opinion that the six weeks' suspension will
be sufficient, while others favor not resum
ing before March. Trade continues dull
and they argue a longer suspension will
result in a stiffening of prices for the
spring demand. Stocks are still light
and ill assorted. After a lengthy sesssion
it was decided to postpone action until
next Wednesday.
Does Not. Pay Fifty Per Cent.
Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 29.—The annual re
port of tho minister of public works
shows, so far as the government manage
ment of telegraphs is concerned, that a
very unfortunate result has been reached
in Canada. The liaa built cost nearly
$800,000. The expenditure last year was
$55,000, while receipts were only $27,000,
showing a lo3s of over 50 per cent. An
appendix contain* the figures from the
Great Northwestern Telegraph company,
of whioh Erastus Wiman, of New York, is
president. It sends ten words 1,200 miles
for 25 cents, and between all towns within
12 miles distance, for 15 cents.
Jfn Favor of Murray.
Louisville, Jan. 30.—A petition is here
to-day, praying President Arthur to re
appoint E. H. Murray, governor of Utah.
It expressed confidence in Governor Mur
ray's honesty,ability, etc., and saya, that if
there were any irregularities in his office,
they were through acts of other 3, and that
the attacks were instigated by the Mor
mons. The petition is being , signed by
the most prominent citizens, irrespective
of politics.
An Elopement.
[Special Telegiam to the Globe.
Fbemont, 0., Jan. 30. —A sensational
elopement^ooourred here yesterday. Har
ry Edgerton, a dentist and prominent cit
izen, and Miss Clara Meek, daughter of the
county clerk, packed up and quietly went
to Monroe, Mich., where they were mar
ried. Their parents objected to the
Another Bank Closed.
Denveb, Col., Jan. 30. —After a heavy
run, the Merchants' and Mechanics' bank,
Leadville, suspended this afternoon. It
was immediately attached for $37,000, and
more attachments will follow. No esti
mate of the liabilities or what they will
probably pay is at present obtainable.
This leaves but one bank in Leadville, the
■1 RESOLUTION I.V the JlOUxn for i
the ixvjsstigatioy of :
Che Correspondent Accused of Trying to
Itriha Hi*- 'E-r->iTiAalr«-r—TTn "Returns to the !
Charge and Challenges a Thorough in
quiry— Intimates tin: Keifer and
Truth are Stranger*.
- h£
Washington, Jan. —In the house on
Tuesday Mr. Hopkins, rising to a question
of privilege, offered the following pream
ble and resolution:
WnrEEAS, John J. Warren Keifer, mem
ber of the house, has charged H. V. Boyn
ton, Washington correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Commercial Gazette, now holding
a seat in the press gallery under the rules
of the house, with having approached the
speaker of the house, during the closing
days of the last session of congress, with
corrupt propositions intended to influence
his official notion; and whereas, this
alleged act is in the nature of a gros3
breach of the privileges of the house, and
the charge, if sustained, would call for 4 the
exclusion of said H. V. Boynton from the
press gallery:
Resolved, That a special committee of
five members of the house be appointed
by the speaker, with power to send for
persons and papers, and to administer
oaths, to investigate said charge uf at
tempted corruption, and to report the re
sult of their investigation to the house.
Mr. Calkins raised a point of order
that the resolution did not present a ques
tion of privileges.
Mr. Cox (N. V.) contended the resolu
tion presented a question of privilege,
and Speaker Carlisle so ruled.
As Mr. Keifer rose to speak to question
there was a good deal of interest and ex
citement manifested. Members congre
gated around him and and listened intent
ly to his remarks. He was at liberty, he
said, at least to infer from what he knew
that this resolution was offered in conse
quence of a statement he had made re
garding H. V. Boynton. He would send
to the clerk's uesk to have read a state-
meet he had made to Boynton in a letter
in response to a scurrilous letter of his.
The clerk then read tho following:
Houbo of representative*, of United
States, Washington, Jan. 28.— H. V. Boyn
ton: About 12 o'clock last night some
person handed me at my rooms an en
velope whioh seemed to be addroased in
your hand writing, and which contained
a printed artiole of yours en the subject of
your guilt in tho matter of the scheme to
pass a bill through the last congress.
This morning I found a tetter of yours on
my table, which had been loft ther« iv my
absence, marked "person?.!," and dated the
26th iust., asking the investigation of your
practices by the house, and threatening to
publish the letter unices by to-day's ses
sion I caused an investigation. Your
conduct has placed you bo far outside tho
"pale of gentlemen, us to make it degrad
ing to notice you. You have been so often
shown to be a liar and defamer of
character, that it has become unnecessary
to deny anj thing you nay, and you con
ceive it k. be Iho business of congress to
occupy its time investigating your bad
deeds. To thus dignify you and your col
league, W, B. Shaw, in defaming me, and
who presided last spring over a meeting
of a few members of the prens to condemn
me was many years ago shown, and ho was
compelled to admit the fact, as appears
by public rtcord, to have taken $15,01)1) as
a lobbyist while correspondent; and, aa
far as I know, he has bid the privilege of
the press gallery ever since. That
meeting refused to investigate the truth
of the charges aguinßt me at your and his
instance when they must have been known
to be false. Do you think the present
house should investigate each case of your
violationa of all maahness by
daily lying about me in the press and
otherwise and appealing to
others to do the same a3 I am informed?
Does not snch conduct on your part forfeit
all right you may have to sit with the gen
tlemen of the press? I shall not move
the investigation you seek because Ido
not believa it the business of the hou?e of
representatives to investigate your cor
ruption. There is no rule of the house
againdt your being a lobbyist. Members
cf tim last hoase knew you lied in your
publication that I offered the press gal -
lery for the admission of members' wives
the list niiht of tho session. All the
members present in the -house knew/ou
lied when you published that. When the
seat>! were about to be drawn I went in
haste to Cannon, of Illinois, and asked,
him to request the privilege o: being al
lowid toßel:cfc ore, to which objection
wa'jmads. The , and other like matters
need no investigation by the houae to de
termine their falsity. I knew you forged a
letter last Rummer and published it to the
country, purporting to have baen written
by me to the secretary of the treasury, j
about a matt--- of grave importance, but
as I was informed at the tinte merely to
injure me. Your printed card ha 3 been
rightfally interpreted by ths public as an
advance confession of jour guilt as lobby
ist. If when you told me, near the close
of the last congress, that I was a fool for
not making money while speaker, as
Blame and Colfax had done, and there
was still a plenty to be made if the McGar
rahan bill could be gotten through, I had
thrown you, as you deserved, from my
room : I suppose is would have been wiser
for me; but up to that time you and I had
been on good terms, although I had been
warned by friends and your public repu
tation to beware of you. I treated you le
niently, although I have never spoken to
or recognized you since. You have from
that time to this devoted yourself to the'
work, by all unfair methods of assailing
my character. You do not gay who with
you was interested in the McGarrahan
bill, but intimated yon had colleagues. My
knowledge of the Colby clique was ob
tained from you. I have no desire to con
demn correspondent? for I think most of
them are gentlemen, but all have suffered
iv public esteem through your bad ex
ample, and some of them have been in
fluenced by you to do what they are heart
ily ashamed of. A correspondent of a
newspaper should regard his position as
one of high reaponeibility, and of all
things be as least truthful. I do not pre
tend to say that MoGarrahan had no
merit in his original land claim, but when
y >a explained to me that the bill you de
si/ed to get through congress provided
for the issue of many
million acrei of land scrip
which would be about the value of the
Valentine scrip, worth then about $30 per
acre, and since more, and that there would,
be abundance to divide, I for the first time
learned that it was a scrip bill,and at once
told yon it would not pas 3 the forty-sav
-63 tt rongress.
gjl have a letter from you cJatsd Feb. 27th,
1883, asking me to recommend a certain
member to move to suspend the rules and
pass the bill which ia of a date earlier than
our talk- No person ever had spoken
to me in opposition to the McGarrahan
bill; my position against it was taken,
as yon know, at the time you explain
ed its nature and purpose. I leave
it for the public to decide whether
the lobby who work for big job 3at
the expiration of congress, do it for pay
or sictiraant. The committee oa inves
tigation, you spoke of, has given
yon more concern than me. but it has af
foxded you another excuse or opportunity
to write aad have published more untruths,'
I pretending they are tho result of testi
mony disclosed before a coon:: I I dis
like the idea of noticing letter at nil,
bet as yon propose publishing it, ii nay
be dne to the public that some ox th-3 facts
should go out along with it. Of course
jon would not publish your 3 without pub
lishing this with it."
[Signed^ J. Warbkjj Keifee.
At the conclusion of tiu reui:ng, Mr.
Keifer again took the floor and said in
conversation with some members he had
used the unfortunato expression, "thero
was a clique of newspaper lobbyists,"
that might be true or it might not. It
seemed to have been reported to
Gen. Boynton that he had used the
expression. Ha at oace rushed into papers
and oommenced denying that he was
guilty of any connection with McGarra
nan in the last congreis. Certainly, he
(Keifer) had not mentioned it up to that
time. How this man, Boynton, appeared
to be a fiiend of his until about March 1
last, when he came to him holding the bill
for the Neganohau in his hand. It should
be borne in mind that on the 35tli of Feb
ruary Boyntoa had written him a letter
asking him to recognize a member of the
house to move to suspend the rules and
pass the bill, saying he believed it was
right and putting in the usual disclaimer
that he had an interest in it. Thi? letter
Keifer also sent to the clerk's desk and had
The letter is as follows:
Feb. 27, 1883.—Dear General: McGar
rahan—you have doubtless heard of him—
appealed to me to give Dunuell a chance
to ask a vote on hid (McGarr* han'a^ bill.
It has been report-. 1 favorably from the
committee. To have a vote seems fair
enough, when cv one side for a great mon
opoly. The bill appears to be a fair one
to both sides. I have no interest of the
remotest kind in the matter, but hnve fil
wajs thought MoG. the victim of a rich
corporation, and so he has .".lvrays had my
| Signed ) E. V. Boynton.
Continuing, Mr. Keifer said that hi? im
pression was he did not answer that letter,
but either the next day or the day after,
Boyntcn came to his room when other per
sons were there. When the room was
cleared he began a conversation something
like this; he said:
"Keifer, what do voa think I think of
you?" I said, "1 don't know, I hope well."
He replied, "I think yoa are a fool." I
said I did not know what he meant. [ Loud
cheers.] He answered that I had been
speaker of the house, that I might have
made money as Speaker Blame and
Speaker Colfax had done, and then Dro
caed with his bill in his hand that there
was plenty to bo made yei. . . lid gat
the MeGarrahau bill through.
Continuing with details of the alleged
conversation, Keifer said that Boynton ex
plained to him how an immense amount of
money was to be mtde by the issue of
pcrip, etc. Boynton need tho word "mill
ions" when the interview closed, whioh was
then and there. Bojntoa left his room for
good reasons. His connection and relations
with Boynton coaaed and from that honr
to the present he had never recognized
him or spoken to hJiu. Bojuto:i had dc
voted his life to going to other men and
people and telling falsehoods and hnving
them published all over tneoouutry. Ho had
undertaken to defame him in every con
ceivable way. Ho understood that ou tho
last night of the session Boyntou nud
Shaw had said they hud found an oppor
tunity to defame him before the country
and mako him appear opposed to the
pres3 and correspondents of the country.
If this resolution were to be adopted,
he wanted it torn wider
open. It appears that a cor
respondent who took $ 1,500 as
a lobbyist, was a man who
was selected as a great newspaper chief
tain to preside over the body whioh pass
ed resolutions to defame him. He hoped
the resolution would bo opened wide
enough to include Wm. B. Shaw. Koifer
then quoted from the testimony of Chas.
Oberl before the committee to investi^utt
the Pacific Mail subsidy, to the effect that
Shaw received $15,000 for his services,
Mr. Badd— As speaker did you admit to
the gallery up there the man you now
claim is a lobbyist
Mr. Keifer —I am obliged for tho ques
tion. It gives me an opportunity to say I
never knew of it till the adjournment of
the last congress. If I did it igaorantly
my predeoessors and oth3r3. did, and the
present speaker ought to be included. I
do not suppose he thus knows anything
about it.
Mr. Budd—You said yen did not know
that Shaw was a bribed lobbyist, yet you
have stated that Gen. Boynton war* your
friend up to about tho Ist of March last
year, and that he appoared at your room
and attempted- to briba you. Did you not
allow him after that to occupy a seat in
the gallery?
Keifer Congress adjourned two days
after t.h/\.
j "Undoubtedly," continued Mr. Badd;
"but during those twu days"—Hero Butid
was interrupted by groans and shouts,
"Oh, oh," from the Republican side.
Keifer said he had great ro3pact forha
well conducted press, but bioanso he
would not bind himself to Boynton and
such as he might be connected with to get
through a bill to make them all rich,
he waa traduced through the land. If tha
house must constitute a committee for tho
purpose of looking into the moral conduct
of these people in the pa3t, let tb'j inves
tigation be so wide open that not only
Boynton be investigated but others equal
ly guilty with him. He was sorry for
Boynton. He waa sorry for any man
who would be so low lived and corrupt as
to come to him presuming he might
with safety make a corrupt prop
osition to him. He held himself
responsible to his constituents;
that was enough. When they were through
with him he would go home not soared
with the world, for ho had been treated
well and beyond his deserts. The house
might investigate a3 much as it pleased
this or any other matter; he was still go
ing to try to do his duty unswerved by
those who would have him do corrupt
things or seek to have him pay them for
contemt)t. [Applause.]
Mr. Hopkins said in his opinion the gen
tleman from Ohio nad made a strong ar
gument to justify the investigation. If
what he said was true there were men in
the gallery unworthy of a seat there. He
did not know Gen. Boynton even by sight,
i bat he asked in justice that the gentleman's
communication should be read. It was a
communication to the spaaker of the
Mr. Gibson thought it was but just to
allow the gentleman who was to be inves
tigated to have his correspondence read
along with the previous correspondence.
It was but right if any popular sentiment
was to be manifested that he should be
heard also. ;
Mr. Springer took the responsibility of
hiving the communication read a3 a part
of his remarks. It is as follows:
Pbes3 Galleby, Hou3e of Repbesenta
tites, Washington, Jan. 29.—Hon. John
G.'Carli9le,Speaker of thoHousa of Repre
sentatives, Sir: I address you as a corrbs
pondent, amenable to the authority of the
house, and holding a Beat in its press gal
lery under it 3 rules. I last night received
a letter from Hon. J. Warren Keifer, now
a member of the house, charging over his
signature that I approaohed him in his
capacity as speaker of the last house, tel
ling h'Ji/ ho was a fool for not making
money whila speaker, as Blanc and Colfax

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