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THE WORTHINGTON LAND OFFICE.
Xeply cf the Register and Receiver to the Charges of a "Globe" Correspondent. United States Laxd Office, > Wokthixgtox, Minn., Feb. 7, 1884. J To the Editor of the Globe. Dear Sir: —In your paper of the 4th inst., there is an article headed, "Another Steal," which is without signature or dates, and is not only false, but malcious. The writer ap pears to make general charges against the conduct of this office, but is careful to so word his article that no action can be sus tained against him. We wish once for all to make a clear statement of the whole matter, and ask you to give it the same publicity that you did the article mentioned. In November, 1878, the Southern Minne sota Railway Extension company, selected a list of lands between ranges 28 and 33 in Mar tin county, under the acts of July 4, and 13, 1866. Some of the lands selected, having been covered by homestead entries at the time the grant to the railroad company was said to have attached, the reg ister declined to certify that the railroad com pany was entitled to them; but on November 27, 1878, sent the list to the general land of fice for decision there. No answer being re ceived to this, the railroad company in Feb ruary, 1880, made a new selection, leaving out the lauds which the office declined to certify. On April 27, 18S0, the secretary of the interior approved this second list, and certified the lauds to the state for the benefit of the railroad company. During the year 1880 some parties applied to enter some of the lands which had not been certified; but, as they had been selected by the railroad company in November, 1878, and no decision had been rendered, the ap plications were not allowed. On November 20, 1880, this office sent a list of the lands in controversy to the general land office, and asked for instructions regarding applications to enter. On May 7, 1881, the general land office sent instructions to receive al[ applications for these lands, and forward them to him for decision. The duty of this office was there plain. All applications must be received, and transmitted to the general land office. The first three applications sent up under these instructions, were received from Fairmont, and sent up singly in Jan uary, 1S84. During July and August, 1881, We received twenty-seven applications for entries upon these lands, nearly all of which were secured by mail, a very few applying in person at the office; and in no case were we made aware that other parties claimed the land. We simply knew what our records showed —that the lands applied for, were cov by homestead entries on the 29th of Novem ber, I860, when the grant to the railroad company was said to have attached, and that the entries were subsequently canceled, and the laud selected by the railroad company In November, 1878, and that that selection had never been approved. We did not en courage any applicant. On the contrary, we told them that nudcr the decision of Secre tary Sehurz, made April 5, 1879, in the ease of Kniskern vs. Hastings & Dakota Railroad company, (see Capp's land laws page 1S58)~, the railroad company would eventually get the laud. On September 13, 1881, we, in accordance with instructions of May 7, 1881, forwarded to the commissioners of the general land office, live applications for pre-emptions, twenty applications for timber claim entries, and two applications for homesteads, and afterwards transmitted applications as they were received. October 2, 1881, the com missioners returned all of the applications, and directed us to notify the railway com pany of each application, and allow them thirty days to file their objections in each case. This was done as fast as possible in connection with the regular business of the offices, and on April 24, 1882, we returned all applications to the general land office, together with the objections of the railroad eompauy. The whole matter then rested for nearly a year. On February 12, 1883, the secretary of the interior made a decision in the case of Julia Graham vs. Hastings &. Dakota Railroad company, which reversed the decision of Secretary Sehurz in the Kniskern case. On March 10, 1883, the commissioner of the general land office directed this office to al low the entries for which he hell the appli cations (naming each one specifically) sub ject to the rights of the railroad company, aud the rights of actual settlers. We had no choice in the matter, but put on the entries as directed. Here is where your correspon dent says *'the fine lace work came in;" that we allowed certain entries for which we had held the applications six months or more. At the time we received the letter dated March 10, 1883, there was not one of these applications in our offiice, nor had there been one since April 24, 1882. The applications were not returned to us, but we were directed to allow certain entries named, and those entries must correspond with the applications held by the commissioner. Subsequently, some parties made applications for entries upon some of the lands mentioned in the letter of March 10, which were rejected, as we could not allow two entries upon the same tracts. The parties appealed from cur decision re jecting their applications, and their appeals were transmitted by us to the general land office, and in doing so, we called the atten tion of the commissioner to the fact that the appellants claimed to have valuable im provement-! upon the lauds which should bo protected, and requested that a hearing, or investigation be ordered to establish the rights of the parties. In two cases thus ap pealed the commissioner has canceled entries made under the decision of March 10, 1883 and allowed the entries of the appellant. In the other cases, the court on Nov. 24, 1883, dismissed the appeals for the reason that the railroad company had appealed from his de cision of March 10, 1883, to the secretary of the interior, and that he could not consider these cases, while the legality of his decision of March 10, 18S3, was still pending. Should the Secretary reverse the decision of the commission, and award the lands to the railroad company, then all of these en tries would be cancelled. Should he sustain the decision of March 10, 1883, then the set tlers will be allowed a hearing and the rights of the parties established; as the entries were all made subject, First, To the rights of the railroad companies: second, to the rights of actual settlers. The entries made upon these lands are as follows: Homesteads, thirty-two; timber culture, 29; Pre-emptions twelve. Total, seventy-three entries. All of these entries are being con tested by the railroad company, while less than ten are in conflict between settlers and claimants (not twenty-five as stated by your correspondent). We venture to say that in no part of the state could 10,000 acres of rail road land be thrown open for entrv and there be a less number of contests than is shown here. Din the outline above, we have, we think shown that in tne whole matter of these en tries, we acted entirely under instructions from the general laud office. The charge that we instigated any parties to make ap plications, we deny. We received them in the same manner that other business is re ceived, and treated all alike. No preference was shown to anyone. At the time they were filed, we did not attach any importance to any of them, as under the Kniskern decision then in force, but very few of them could be allowed, and this decision was not reversed until a year andahalf after these applications were filed. That some of the timber culture applica tions were made by business men, not farmers, and residents of Martin county is probably correct. But as the timber culture «w does uvt retrain a i-cciitnce. it is not an unusual circumstance for business men to make such entries. We presume that by careful inquiry, even in St. Paul, that von could^flnd business men and clerks who are holding timber claims. The charge that the register refused to receive applications from settlers, while at the same time he was re ceiving them from other parties, is wholly false. Ad applications received after May 7th, 1881, were transmitted to the general laud office un less a prior application had been received fcr the same tract in which case parties were advised to appeal and make a full statement of their case, and in every instance where this was done we forwarded all of the papers and urged that that the ac tual settler should be protected. The whole correspondence between this of fice and the general land offiee relative to these applications and entries, is a matter of record, and can be examined at any time, and by any person. Would it not be more mauly for your cor respondent to make a full investigation be fore rushing into print, and hides behind an anonymous article.The charges against Com missioner McFarland we do not consider worthy of notice. He has not decided ad versely to the settler. He simpiy decided that he could not consider a case while the whole matter was pending before the secre tary of the interior on appeal, from a decis ion rendered by him. It probably did not require a great amount of pressure or influ ence for him to arrive at that conclusion. Very respectfully. Moxs Grixageu, Register. C. H. Smith, Receiver. ZACH TAYLOR. How Wk Made up His Cabinet When He Was Chosen President — His Personal Appearance — His First Meet ing with Hen. Cass. [Ben Perley Poore in Boston Budget.] Gen. Taylor, when elected president of the United States, was fortunate in having as a companion, counselor and friend, Col. Wm. Wallace Bliss, who had served as his chief of stall in the Mexican campaign, and who be came the husband of his favorite daughter, Miss Bettyi Col. Bliss was the son of Capt. Bliss, of the regular army, and after having been reared in the state of New York he was graduated at West Point, where he served afterward for some years as acting professor of mathematics. He thus acquired a peda gogical manner and studious habits, but he was sagacious and energetic, unacquainted with the crooked paths of politics, and un willing to submit to arrogant southern dicta tion. On his way to Washington from his Louis iana plantation, Gen. Taylor visited Frank fort and personally Invited Mr. John J. Crit tenden, then governor of Kentucky, to become his secretary of state. Gov. Critten den, embarrassed "by the return of Henry Clay to the senate, declined, and G-;n. Taylor then telegraphed to Mr. John M. Clayton, of Delaware, tendering him the position, which that gentleman promptly accepted. The southern whigs had selected Mr. William C. Rives, the man who, as Mr. Webster said, "could ride with all his personal friends in an omnibus," but the president-elect did noT fancy his impracticable conservatism. Mr. Abbott Lawrence, who had contributed largely to the expenditures during the presi dential campaign, solicited the appointment of secretary of the treasury, and was offered the navy department, which he declined. Mr. Thomas Butler King, of Georgia, had desired this place, but Mr. Robert Tombs, supported by Representative Stephens and Senator Dawson, succeeded in having Mr. George W. Crawford, of that state, appointed secretary of war. Mr. William M. Meredith, of Pennsylvania, was rather forced upon General Taylor as secretary of the treasury, by Mr. Clayton and other whigs; not only on account of his ac knowledged talents, but to exclude objec tionable Pennsylvanians, among them Mr. Josiah Randall, the man who, more than any other, had contributed to the nomination and election of the general. A contest be tween Messrs. Corwin and Vinton, of Ohio, for a seat in the cabinet, was settled by the appointment of Mr. Thomas Ewing, of that state, as secretary of the interior, and Mr. Jacob Collamer, of Vermont, who had been an unsuccessful competitor with Mr. Upham for a seat in the senate, aud had been rec ommended by the legislature as attorney general was made postmaster general. | Gen. Taylor had intended to appoint Mr. William Ballard Pre3ton, of Virginia, as at torney general, although several whig con gressmen had expressed their disaporobation of the selection. Finally, Senator A.cher, of Virginia, called and asked if there was any foundation to the report that his friend Pres ton was to be made attorney general. "Yes," answered Gen. Taylor, "I have determined to appoint him." "Are you aware, general," said the senator, "that the attorney general must represent the government in the su preme court'" "Of course!" responded the general. "But do you know that he must there meet Daniel Webster, Reverdy John sou, and other leading lawyers?" "Certain ly. What of that?" *'Nothing, general, ex cept that they will make a fool of your at torney general." The Virginia senator then took his leave, and the next morning the paper contained the announcement that the president had decided to appoint his friend, Mr. Preston, secretary of the navy, and Reverdy Johnson attorney general. Ridicule had secured the desired result. President Polk called upon Gen. Taylor soon after his arrival at Washington, and in vited him and Mr. Fillmore to dine at the White house, an invitation which was ec ccpted. Gen. Cass also called to pay his re spects to his successful competitor, and as he entered the room Gen. Taylor advanced, grasped his hand, and shook it cordially. Gen. Cass, who had not at first recognized the president elec 1, exclaimed: "You had the a tvantagc of mc!" "That's true," said Gen. Taylor, "but you know the battle is not always to the strong." "That's a fact," replied Gen. Cass, and then the two had a very friendly chat. Just before Gen. Cass left the room, a gentleman introduced him self to him, remarking: "I was on the stump as a Democrat, and in every state in which I spoke you had a majority." "My good friend," said Gen. Cass, "I am very much obliged to you, but I wish you had stumped in two or three states more." Gen. Taylor was inaugurated on Monday, March 5. He was escorted from Willard's hotel by an imposing procession, headed by twelve volunteer companies. The president elect rode in an open carriage, drawn by four gray horses, and he was joined at the Irving house by President Polk, who sat at his right hand. One hundred young gentlemen, resi dents of the District of Columbia, formed a body guard, and kept the crowd from press ing around the president's carriage. Then came the "Rough and Ready" clubs of Wash ington, Georgotown, Alexandria, and Balti more, with banners, badges, and music, while the students of the Jesuits' college brought up the rear. The personal appearance of Gen. Taylor,' as he read his inaugural address from a plat form erected in front of the eastern portico of the capitol, was not imposing. His figure was somewhat portly and his legs were short; his thin, gray hair was unbrushed; his whiskers were of the military cut then pre scribed; his features were weather bronzed and care furrowed, and he read almost in audibly. It was evident, however, that he was a popular favorite, and, when he had concluded, the vociferous cheering of the assembled thousands was echoed by the firing •f cannon and the. music of the bands. Mysterious Murder in Rome. [Rome Cor. Loudon Xews.] Mgr. de Cesare, general of the Olivetans of Monte Vergine, near Naples, was mur dered here last night under circumstances equally horrible and mysterious. He had re turned yesterday morning from Naples to his usual winter quarters in a house in the Via della Purificazione, accompanied by a man servant whom he greatly trusted. Last night the other tenants were disturbed by stifled cries and sounds proceeding from the mon signor's apartment. These, however, were soon hushed, and only a servant girl had tha ouriosity to go down and inquire what had happened. The man servant answered her call with his hand bandaged and his body smeared juith blood. The girl, terrified at the sight, wanted to 6end for the police, but the man servant begged her to desist, telling her that monsignor had been surprised by the husband of a woman he had brought into the house, that tlu-re had liaen a row. but THE ST. PAUL DAILY (iLOBE,|TUESDAT MOftMJSlG, FEBRUARY 12.1884. that now the three, together with two broth ers-in-law of the husband, were supping to gether amicably. Nothing more was heard that night, but next morning the girl on go ing down stairs found the door of Mgr. de Cesare's apartment open, and proceeding to the man servant's room found him in bed. He rose and went to look after his master, saying that the guests of last night were to have left for Naples in the morning. Mon signor was then found lying in his bedroom in a pool of blood, his throat and chest horri bly gashed, and his shirt torn to shreds. In the room adjoining the chests and cupboards had been forced and emptied. In the dining room were the remains of a supper. The police were sent for immediately and the man servant was arrested. The deceased was 72. WENDELL PHILLIPS' ORATORY. His First Speech of Powerful and Elegant Periods—A Reputation Made in a Night. [New York Herald.] In the year 1837 Rev. E. P. Lovejoy, the editor of a small journal at Alton, 111., on the Mississppi river, opposite the Missouri shore, a man who had advocated the abolition of slavery, was attacked by a pro-slavery crowd, and, while defending his printing press, was fatally shot. Many advocates of free speech in Boston, headed by Rev. Henry William Channing, asked for the use of Faneuil hall for a public meeting at which to express their disapprobation of the occurrence at Alton. Dr. Channing addressed a letter to the citi zens calling the meeting, but, the request being refused, a number of influential gentle men met at the old court room, where there was a mixed crowd. After Dr. Channing had denounced the "murder of Lovejoy," Mr. James T. Austin, the attorney general, spoke, comparing slaves to a menagrie of wild beasts, and the Alton murderers to an "orderly mob," which threw the tea over board in Boston harbor in 1774, declared Lovejoy a presumptuous fool, and pronounced Dr. Channing, as a clergyman, to be mar velously out of place. It seemed as if the broadcloth aristocracy of the Democratic party in Boston had won a great victory by taking possession of an antir slavery meeting, which, being refused a place in Feneuil hall, had found a more private room and had the decency to offer freedom of speech. The clamor of the mer chants was loud. Mr. Phillips sat quitely among them. He was then 27 years old, an age which to some men is an era. He was a stranger. His name was not known, but he went upon the stage and offered to speak. The excited crowd would not hear him. Sud denly and old, well-known merchant rose and said to the crowd that this was a young man who belonged to the family of Phillipses. The name was a charm. Old, historical, honored, and provincial, it gave to the young man the compliment of quiet attention. He at once began in a modest way to criticise the attorney general and the crowd that had applauded him. The crowd at once interrupted bun, but he waited and presisted in a speech of marvelous force, and pronounced, too, in the most powerful and elegant periods of our language. "Sir," said he, "when I heard the gentle man lay down principles which place the murderers of Alton side by side with Otis and Hancock, with Quincy and Adams, I thought these pictured lips [pointing to the portraits in the hall] would have broken into voice to rebuke the recreant American—the slanderer of the dead. Sir, for the senti ments he has uttered on soil consecrated by the prayers of puritans and blood of patriots, the earth should have yawned and swallowed him up." The crowd menaced him, but he would not desist, and he declared that he would not take back his words. He sat down amid great applause, carrying the resolutions which had been offered against the murderers of Lovejoy. Wendell Phillips' reputation was made. He left that hall the first orator in America. From that day he was everywhere sought to be heard. It was Horace Greeley who said that Wendell Phillips made men think it was easy to be an orator. Perhaps an easier speaker never broke into speech. His gestures were quiet and not emphatic. He was alwas sad and sincere. His face Was without expression, unless it was that of scorn. He cared little for opposition. His oratory seemed to gather strength and fine ness from hisses. Applause ouy made him retiring and patient, for he sat little value on it. Yet even Edmund Kean knew no more than he did how to take advantage of the mood which applause in an audience accom panied. There was a fashion of his, long to be remembered, of taking up an audience In the enthusiasm of its applausa, and by adding something to Ids preceding expression compel it to indorse a prin ciple which it would not have in dorsed in soberer moments. Yet his influence was always calm. He was not a man who would wish-to excite enthusiasm. Nor did he always undertake to convince men by logical expositions. He told radical, intellectual.thruths in a grave, elegant, and exquisitely keen way. He never stormed — never expostulated. He appealed to the jus tice that resides in men's intelligence. He was called a demagogue, but he was called suce only by men whom his chaste and severe intellectuality could not reach. Never did he appeal to prejudice. Once when he was criticising the supreme court under Chief Justice Chase there was an outburst of hisses. He simply replied: "Go and ex amine 'em then"—and caused. There was nothing witty in the repartee, but the calm positiveness of the man cause the audience to be puzzled for a moment in trying to "ex amine 'em," and it burst into cheers. •5fc To most young students who believed that oartory was impassionate and loudely grand Mr. Phillips was disappointing. To be sure, they could usually appreciate the mild and careless sarcasm, but they thought it only heralded the coming storm. But when he sat down at the end of an hour and a half they thought he had spoken only five min utes. He left his suggestions with the audi ence and "set itthinking." John Bright, in the hight of his fame, said that Wendell Phillips was "the most powerful orator who speaks the English language." "Wended Phillips," said a western colonel, who had never heard him," is a—an uproar ious devil." "No, replied a south ern statesman, "he is an infernal machine set to music." For style of language he studied in the suggestive school of modern Boston. Somehow he [>nd Emerson and Hawthorne were always interchanging figures of speech. "The bright consummate flower" is in Phillips' book, in one of Emerson's and in one of Hawthorne's. In a way Phillips patronized the style of rhetoric which is now adays in the pages of Bagehot and Arnold and Morley, sharpening the turgid style of the English reviews. He never left any dark corners for hanging cobwebs on. He studied Bacon's essays and De Toqueville's democracy and whatever, from the pens of new writers gave fresh views on government and social life. He was a reader also of Charles Reade, because Reade was always freshening things. He was not slow to ap propriate any suggeston that came to him from other sources. Whatever pierced into his intellect he gave out again, as good as he got it, in a style terse and suggestive, leaving much to the reader, inspiring an idea of jus tice rather than presenting an argument. He very much resembled Frederick William Robertson, of Brighton. Their studies were alike. Robertson had the same love for books of biography, and, strangely enough, was devoted to theories for training animals. So, too, like Phillips, he studied chemistry as other men read novels —for pleasure. To be Paid. New Yoke, Feb. 11.—Receiver Green, of the North River Construction company, stated to-day, that the chancellor of New Jer sey had authorized him to pay the men for merly in the employ of that company, and the payments will begin to-morrow. Sold to Another Company. Quebec, Feb. 11.—The North American Rubber works has received orders from the directors at Montreal to close the business in Quebec the first of May, and transfer the same to the Canadian Rubber company, of Montreal. The Voting Strength. Scraxtox, Pa., Feb. 11.—An attempt has been made to inflate the registry lists of the next election with dead and departed voters to the number of 700. Ice Races. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Feb. 11.—In the second ice yacht race for Dr. Barron's cup l Jack Frost won the cun for the second time. OFFICIAL. Proceeds of tteJM of Pnblicforte j Regular Meeting. St. Paul, January 28, 1884. Board met at 2 p. m. Present—Messrs. Barrett, Hoyt, Koch, Peters and Mr. President. Absent—Mr. Terry. Minutes of the 21st, 24th and 25th insts. read and approved. T. Bingham presented a written protest against the assessment of his property for the sewer on Walnut street. Considered and placed on file. A communication was received from Wm. R. Marshall, Vice President of the Minnesota & Northwestern Railroad company, request ing the Board to designate that portion of the Sixth ward levee to be used as the right of way of said railroad company, in accord ance with requirements of ordinance No. 364. Referred to the City Attorney for re port as to the authority of the Board in this matter. A communication was received from A. R. Capehart, protesting against the paving of Fifth street. Considered and placed on file. Albert Armstrong and a large number of property owners appeared before the Board with a written protest against the proposed paving of Fifth street west of St. Peter street, and after hearing all persons present inter ested in said matter, said protest was placed on file. At this stage of the proc-fcdings of the Board Mr. Koch was excused irom further at tendance at this meeting. Patrick Doherty made an application for li cense to tap and connect with city sewers for the year 1884, which was granted and bond approved. In the matter of the application of Kenny & Hudner for license to tap and connect with city sewers for the year 1884 the same was granted and bond approved. In the matter of the application of Henry Bonn for plumber's license, it was ordered that the same be granted when the proper bond has been furnished. O. C. Pasel and other property owners on Fifth street, between Maple and Maria aven ues presented a written release for all claims for damages arising from the grading of said streets between said points. Complaint having been made that the con tractor for the sewer on Jeilerson avenue is not carrying on the work so as to insure the completion of said sewer within the specified time, the engineer was instructed to notify said contractor to increase his force at once, otherwise the contract will be taken away from him and the work completed by the city. The Engineer having reported that the frontage of lots 1 and 2, block 2. Neurer's addition is 45.4 feet on Como avenue. It was ordered that no abatement be made in the assessment against said property, for the planting and protection of shade and orna mental treos on both sides of Como avenue. The Engineer having submited report as to the location of the sidewalk in front of lot 0, block 177, Robertson's addition to West St. Paul, it was ordered that no abatement be made in the assessment against said prop erty for the construction of said walk. Yeas, 5; nays, 1, (Mr. Peters.) The Engineer having reported in the matter of the petition of F. W. II. Gelderman asking the allowance of the amount charged against him for engineering and inspection on his final estimate for grading Ellen street, it was ordered that the same be returned to the Council endorsing the report of the Engineer. The Engineer having reported in the mat ter of the petition of Mrs. Delia Rogers for a reconsideration of the assessment against lot 3, block 4, Patterson's addition to St. Paul, for sewer on St. Paul and Somerset streets, it was ordered that said petition be returned to the Council, with the report that the Board cannot recommend any abatement of said assessment. The Engineer having reported in the mat ter of the petition of John D. Moran, asking the allowance of the $27.00 charged against him for inspection on his final estimate for grading Beech street, it was ordered that said petition be returned to the Council, en dorsing the report of the Engineer. The Engineer having reported that the drainage for the Ryan hotel can be accom plished by way of Sixth aud Wakouta streets into the Fourth street sewer at less cost than either the Robert or Jackson street system, but that the adoption of this plan will require a modification of the existing contract on Sixth street, it was ordered that said report, together with the one in the matter of recon struction of the Robert and Sixth streets sewers, be referred to the City Attorney and Engineer. The Engineer having submitted plan and . estimate of cost in the matter of the order of Council to Board for formal report on the construction of slope walls on Rice street, from Bianca street to the northerly city lim its to support street, the same was laid over to February 4th, 1884. The Engineer having submitted plan of land to be taken, the following report was ordered sent to the Council, to wit: To the Common Council of the City of St. Paul: The Board of Public Works have had un der consideration the resolution or order of the Common Council, approved October 4, 18S3, relative to the opening of an alley through block 53, Rice ife Irvine's addition to St. Paul, from Third street to Chestnut street, and having investigated the proposed im provement, respectfully report that said im provement is necessary and proper, thirty feet wide, that the estimated expense thereof is $8,500; that real estate to be assessed therefor can be found benefited to the extent of the damages, costs and expenses neces sory to be incurred thereby, that said im provement is not asked for by a petition of a majority of the owners of property to be assessed there for, but we herewith send a plan or profile of of said improvement, and an order.for your adoption, if you desire us to make the im provement. Yeas, 4; nays, 0. In the matter of the order of Council to Board for formal report on grading Fifth street, the following report was ordered sent to the Council, to-wit: To the Common Council of the City of St. Paul: The Board of Public Works have had un der consideration the resolution or order of the Common Council approved December 23, 1883, relative to the grading Fifth street, from Maria avonue to Maple avenue, and having investigated the proposed improve ment, respectfully report that said improve ment is necessary and droper, that the es timated expense thereof is $4,700, one-half of which need not be paid into the City Treasury before the contract is let; that real estate to be assessed therefor can be found benefited to the extent of the costs and ex penses necessary to be incurred thereby, that said improvement is not asked for by a petition of a majority of the owners of prop erty to be assessed therefor, but wc herewith send a plan or profile of said improvement, and an order for your adoption, if you desire us to make the improvement. Yeas, 4, nays 0. In the matter of the order of Council to Board for formal report on paving Fifth street, from St. Peter street to Broadway— which was laid over to this day—it was or dered that the same be referred to the Engin eer for plan and estimate of cost. The Clerk was directed to give the first assessment notice for the construction, re laying and repairing of sidewalks under con tract of Peter Bcrkey, (Estimate No. 9), for the term beginning April 1, 1883, and end ing November 1, 1883. In the matter of the order of Council to Board for formal report on grading Dakota avenue to a partial grade 66 feet wide from the end of the Wabashaw street bridge to Goffe street, and Goffe street full grade, from Dakota avenue to Dearborn street, which was laid over to this day, it was or dered that .the same be laid over until Feb ruary 4th, 1884. In the matter of modified plans and speci fications for the grading of Fillmore avenue, (formerly McCarthy street), to a partial grade and full width, from State street to the pro posed levee, it was ordered that the same be laid over to February 4th, 1884. In the matter of the order of Council to Board for formal report on grading Aurora avenue, from Rice street to Western avenue, it was ordered that the same be laid over to await the decision of the court in regard to the matter of appeal of Mr. Murphy vs. The City. In the matter of the or der of Council to Board for formal report on opening and extending Waverly street through block 5, Bass' outlots between Westminster street aud Lafayette avanue. il was ordered that th& game be ra- I ferred to the Engineer to consult owner as to land to be taken. Pursuant to due notice and the adjourn ments thereunder the matter of making and completing the assessment for grading Rice street from Bianca street north "to north line of city, on the property on the line of said Rice street, between College avenne and the north line of the city came up, and after hear ing all persons present interested, the same was adjourned until Feb. 4, 1S84, at 3 p. m. Yeas 3; nays 1 (Mr. Barrett). Pursuant to due notice and the adjourn ments thereunder the matter of making and completing the assessment for the opening and extension of Mississippi street, from Minnehaha street to Acker street, came up, and the same was upon motion adjourned until Feb. 4, 1SS4, at 2 p. m. Pursuant to due notice the matter of mak ing and completing the assessment for the construction of a sewer on Walnut street, from a point forty-three feet north of north line of Oak street to Pleasant avenue came up, and after hearing all persons pres ent interested the same was duly completed and the Clerk was directed to give the con firmation notice. Pursuant to due notice the matter of mak ing and completing the assessment for the construction of a sewer on Douglas street, from Ramsey street to Seventh street, came up, and the same was duly completed, and the Clerk was directed to give the confirma tion notice. Pursuant to due notice the matter of the confirmation of the re-assessment for paving Wabashaw street from Third street to College avenue, came up, and the same was duly confirmed. The following estimates and bills were ex amined and allowed, to wit: Estimate No. 11, and final, Phalen Creek culvert, Michael O'Brien contractor, amount due, $5,092.57. Bill of D. L. Curtice, of $17.50, map of St. Paul mounted, for use in the office of Board of Public Works, January 24, 1884. Bill of C. D. Hopkins of $4.00, cleaning office of Board of Public Works, January 28, 1884. Adjourned. John Farkixgtox,-President. R. L. Gohmak, Clerk Board of Public Works- Special Meeting. St. Paul, February 1, 1884. Board met at 9 a. m., pursuant to call. Present—Messrs. Koch, Peters, Terry and Mr. President. Absent—Messrs. Barrett and Hoyt. The following pay rolls were examined and allowed, to-wit: Pay roll of Engineer department, 25 em ployes for month of January, 1S84, $1,715.27. Payroll of office of Board of Public Works, 3 employes for month of January, 1834, $200. Pay roll of men cleaning and repairing streets, 21 employes for month of January, 1884, $586.91. Pay roll of men cleaning and repairing sewers. 8 employes for month of Jauuarv, 1884, $328.92. Pay roll of Inspectors, 6 employes for month of January, 18S4, $414. Adjourned. Jonx Fakkixgton, President. R. L. Gousian, Clerk of Board of Public Works. Goldsmith's London Chambers. [London Times.] The benchers of the Middle temple are about to rebuild the chambers known as Gar den court, and yesterday the sale of the ma terials of the old building took place, prepar atory to their demolition in order to clear the site for the intended new structures. The buildings, which will now in a few days be swept away, are associated with many inter esting historical memories, not the least of which is that it was in chambers in Garden court that Goldsmith wrote, "The Traveler," being, it is stated, the first work to which he put his name. It is recorded that in 1763, eight years after Garden court, was built, Goldsmith removed from Wine Office court, Fleet street, and took a humble set of rooms in the attic floor of the then library staircase in Garden court, sharing them with the but ler of the society, and it was here that he completed "The Traveler," which was first published in December, 1764. Some time afterward Goldsmith took a better set of chambers on the floor below, where he composed several of his poems, in addition to which it is said that he resumed practice as a physician, go ing about in a scarlet cloak and with the cane which, with his desk and chair, is pre served in the Forster collection. He con tinued to reside in Garden court until 1768, when he purchased chambers in Brick court out of the profits derived from his first play, "The Good-Natured Man," and here he re sided until his death on the 4th of April, 1774. Itjis a note-worthy concidence that both blocks of chambers in which Goldsmith resided during the last eleven years of his life should be disappearing almost at the same moment. The rebuilding of one side of Brick court has just been completed, and the reconstruction of Garden court is immedi ately about to follow. Their dilapidated ap pearance shows that the benchers have exer cised a wise discretion in resolving upon their demolition. For some time past they have been shored up by huge balks of tim ber. . PERSONAL CHIT-CHAT. Lucius H. Murch of Belfast, Maine, passes as the most patient man next to Job. Three times a day for twenty-five years has Mr. Murch recorded in his diaries the state of the weather. Mrs. Louisa H. Albert of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has entered into partnership with her husband in the practice of law. The sign reads: "Albert & Albert. Attorneys at Law." Miss Martha Jellison, who died recently in Ellsworth, Me., aged 93 years, had taught school in that city for sixty years. Colonel, David H. Strother, "Porte Cray on," is coming home from the City of M exi co in the spring. The widow of General Custer is spending the winter in Detroit, the guest of her late husband's sister, Mrs. Calhoun. The last story attributed to Tom Ochiltree is one which makes him the prospective son in-law of Bonanza Mackay. John Boyle O'Reilly has the manuscript of Wendell Phillips's famous address on O'- Connell, the only effort of the kind the dis tinguished orator wrote out in full. Col. A. W. Sheldon, who died in Chicago a few days ago, received five wounds during the war, one of which finally caused his death. He was sent to Arizona last April as judge of the territorial courts. Mr. Henry Bergh, whose sympathies are touched when a man hits a reluctant mule with a black-snake whip, is the gentleman who is urging the bill in the New YorkwVs sembly providing for the public whipping of men who abuse their wives. Prince Napoleon Victor, son of Prince Na poleon, will shortly visit the Empress Eugen ie, who is now in England, the guest of Princess Beatrice. Early in the summer he will make an extended tour in the United States. John M. Forbes, who owns the large is land of Naushon, near Nantucket, takes his friends deer-hunting when he wants to amuse them. It is not considered dear hunting, as none of his friends have been able to kill one of the animals yet. Mr. Cable, the lecturer, who has been quite ill at the house of "Mark Twain," in Hartford, is improving. A telegram from Mr. Clemens says tlrei Mr. Cable has about discarded medicines and is now taking food. He expects to be on his feet sosn. The Washington Gazette says: "Col. Thomas Worthington, an officer who was dis abled in the late war after much distinguish ed service, is an inmate of Providence Hos pital, very ill, with slight chance of restora tion to health. Col. Worthington has suffer ed greatly in reputation and money through the malign Sherman influence that has thus far prevented him from receiving justice from the government in both instances, the latter being a just claim that should have been long ago settled." "Mi" is Chinese for "American." As "spelling reformers" the Chinese are away ahead of this country. None of our spelling reformers, who spell facts "fax," would think of spelling America with only two lct teii.-^-Norrij:f .«.vii Herald. CITY NOTICE. ————— Notice for Judgment. Ottick or th* City The.vsibek, I St. Pacl, Minn., Feb. 11, 1884. j I will make application to the District Court in and for the county of Ramsey and state of Min nesota, at the special term held Saturday, March 1, 1884, at the Court House, in St. Paul, Minne sota, for judgment against the several lots and real estate embraced in a warrant in my hands for the collection of unpaid assessments, with in terest and costs thereon for the hereinafter named special assessments. All in the City of St. Panl, Connty of Ramsey, and state of Minnesota, when and where all per sons interested may attend and be heard. The owners and description of lots and real es tate are as follows: Assessment for partial grading of Pleasant Avenue, from Bam sey Street to South City Limits. Whitacre, Brisbine & Mnllen's Subdivision of Lots 1 and 2, Leech's Addition 9f Out lots. Supposed owner and Am't of description. Lot. Assm't R Whitacre, (Except Pleasant ave nne) ii 510 40 Pat Lev, (Except Pleasant avenue). 12 28 70 S D Lord, (N of Pleasant avenue)... 13 4 10 Same, (X of Pleasant avenue) 14 8 20 R Whitacre, (S of Pleasant avenue). 13 8 20 Same, (S of Pleasant avenue) 14 4 10 M L Johns, (Except Pleasant avenue)15 16 40 Same, (Except Pleasant avenue) 16 20 50 Julia New, (Except Pleasant avenue)17 M 60 Michael Morn, (N of Pleasant ave nue) 31 1 10 Same, (S of Pleasant avenue) 31 8 20 P Doherty, (Except Pleasant avenue)27 28 70 Same, (Except Pleasant avenue)...26 8 20 Wm Markoe, (Except Pleasant ave nue) 71 24 60 Same, (Except Pleasant avenuo) 72 16 40 Terrace Park Addition. Supposed owner and Am't of description. Lot. Block. Assm't. John Wagner 2 12 $36 90 Same 3 12 49 20 Jane B Hunter 4 12 49 20 Same 5 12 49 20 Same e 12 49 20 J Monasch 8 12 49 20 Wm Carter 12 12 49 20 S A McFarland •. 14 12 49 20 Same 15 12 41 00 John W White 15 8 49 20 E O Johnstone 13 8 49 20 Same 12 8 49 20 Wai F Lindeman 9 8 49 20 L K Stone 3 3 49 20 RS Osgood 1 11 0150 Same 2 11 49 20 John Strap 3 11 49 -MJ Thus B Marrett 7 11 49 x'O J P Wright 9 11 49 20 Same 10 11 49 20 J E Martin 11 11 49 20 Same 12 11 41 00 Caroline Karger, ft W K of 1&2 9 65 60 J Andersou, N' 50 ft of E 4 4 9 12 30 Fred Starey, N r M of E H-. 7 9 16 40 Wm F LLideman 9 9 65 60 Wright's Aiiditlou. Supposed owner and Am't of description. Lot. Block. Assm't. John Graff 1 2 $1U 40 Frank Horcys 2 2 80 60 James Boshek 3 2 28 TO Thos J Armstrong, (E 60 ft of) 4 3 28 70 Thos Horack, (W 20 ft of). 4 2 D: 30 Same, (E 13 ft of) 5 2 S !i0 John Graff, (except E 13 ft) 5 2 41 00 game o 2 41 oo .*ame 7 " 45 10 8 2 49 20 : ame 9 2 49 20 -ame 10 2 49 20 :ame 11 2 49 20 .-ame 12 2 49 20 Highland Fark Addition. Suppos ;d owner and Am't of description. Lot. Block. Assm't. A K Burnum, et al 1 8 $45 M r-ame 1 7 41 00 (ame 2 7 88 BO J-ame 3 7 32 80 Same 4 7 32 80 .-•ame 5 7 32 80 t*ame 6 7 32 80 Same 7 7 32 80 Same 8 7 32 80 Same 9 7 32 80 Same 10 7 32 80 Sume 11 7 32 80 Sume 1 1 172 -*0 Same 2 1 W0 30 Same 15 62 30 Same 3 5 3'.* b'> Sume 4 5 32 80 Same 5 5 82 80 Same 6 5 82 80 Sume 7 5 32 80 Same 8 5 22 80 Same 9 5 32 80 Same 10 5 32 80 Same 11 5 32 80 Same 12 5 32 80 Same 13 5 32 80 Same 14 5 32 80 Sumo 15 5 32 80 Sume 16 5 49 20 Same 3 3 147 60 Same 4 3 104 00 Same 4 164 00 C. W. Grijjgs, et al. Undivided % of tho following: Commencing on S line of SE ii of section 2, town 28, range 23, 080 74-100 ft W of SE corner thereof; thence W along said Sline400 ft: thence N 1,242 hi ft; tbence E 400 ft;i thence S 1,242% ft to beginning. (Except Pleas ant avenue) $13 53 Stinson, Brown & Ramsey's Addition. Supposed owner and Am't of description. Block. Assm't. J Stinson, (N of Pleasant avenue) E V, of 6 $32 80 Same, (S of Pleasant avenue and except S 80 f t) E y 2 ot 6 262 40 A. V. Brown's Subdivision of West half ot Block 6, Stiiisuii, Brown & Ramsey's Addition. Supposed owner and Am't of discription. Lot. Assm't Johanna Reis (except Pleasant avenue 15 15 82 80 N M Weide (except Pleasant av enue) 18 8 20 W F LiDdeman (north of Pleas ant avenue) 7 S 20 N M. Weide (except Pleasant av enue) 17 8 20 E M Fairchild(except Pleasant av avenne) 8 12 30 E M Fairchild (except Pleasant avenue) * 32 80 Stinson, Brown & Ramsey's Addition. Supposed owner and Am't of discription. Block Assm't A Ramsey and C E Whiting (north of Pleasant avenue and except south 80 feet) 8 _€2 40 A Ramsey and E C Whlting(south of Pleasant avenue, and except south 80 feet) 7 98 40 J Stinson (north of Pleasant av enue) e Y% of 8 213 20 Same (south of Pleasant avenue)E Yi of 8 2120 A. V. Brown's Subdivision of West Half of Block 8, Stinson, Brown & Ramsey's Addition. Supposed owner and Am't of description Lot Ass'mt J Mainzer(except Pleasant avenue)18 8 20 Stinson, Brown and Ramsey's Addition. Supposed owner and Am't of description. Block. Ass'mt P P Wintermute (except 8 90 feet and Pleasant avenue 38 102 50 Subdivision of Ayd's farm, being N 100 Acres of H W H ol Section 11, Town 28, Range 23. Supposed owner and Am't of description. Lot. Ass'mt. P J Schmidz (N of Pleasant ave nue) 3 $203 35 Same (S of Pleasant avenue) 3 65 60 Michel & Robertson's Addition. Supposed owner and Am't of description. Lot. Block. Assm't. BMichel 11 1 $32 80 Same 12 1 32 80 AlbGebele 1 2 32 80 BMichel 2 2 32 80 Same 8 2 32 80 Same 2 82 80 Same 5 2 82 80 Same 8 2 32 80 Same 7 2 32 80 Same 8 2 82 80 Same 10 8 Same » 11 8 -102 50 Same 12 8 | Same .- 13 8 ' Same 14 8 -102 50 Same 15 3 I B. Michel & W. R. Marshall .1 « 53 30 Same S 4 53 30 Same 3 4 53 80 Same 4 4 53 30 Same 8 4 53 30 B.Michel 1 7 53 30 Same.... 3 7 53 30. K<u»« ~~.. 8 » .. *«. 80 Same 4 7 83 9 Same 8 7 53 9 Same 15 13 » Same 16 13 f w * John Bargmacn 17 13 ( -^ Same 18 18 j ■ * Michael £der(ex.Pleasn't av) 1 14 [ Same 2 14 j •* * F. Michel (ex. Pleasant av.)24 14 I Same 23 14 f '3 • H. M. Rice, E 8 rods of W 32 rods of N" 32 rods of NWJi ofSWJi of sec 11, town 28, range 23, (except Pleasant avenue and Randolph street) $408 8 H M Rice, S 68 rods of H 100 rods of W 32 rods of W H of section 11, town 28, range 23, (Except Pleasant avenuo).. .$328 01 B McGehn, et al.. Part E'ly of Pleasant avenue, of 3 4, of N H of SW 54 of SW ?4 of section 11, town 23, range 23 300 O Same, Part W'ly of Pleasant avenue, of SW V t of N % of SW 54 of SW •*•* of section 11, town 28, range 23 300 0 R B Rankins, et al.. Part E'ly of Pleasant avenue, of N H of S Vi of SW >4 of SW J4 of section 11, town 23, range 23 »200 0 Same, Part W'ly of Pleasant avenue of X ft of S !i of SW !4 of SW 34 of section 11, town 23, range 23 300 0 All in the city of St. Paul, connty of Ramsey state of Minnesota, GEO. W. REIS, 43-46 City Treasure! CITY NOTICE, Notice for Judgment Office op the Citt TREAsrani, » St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 11, 1834. j I will make application to the District Court L and for the county of Bamsey and state of Mia nesota, at a special term held Saturday, March 1 1884, at the Court House in St. Paul, Minnesota for judgments against the several lots ant real estate embraced in a warrant In my handl for the collection of unpaid assessments, witi interest and costs thercou for the huruinatte named special assessments. AH in the City of St. Paul, county of Ramse; and State of Minnesota, when and whore all per sons interested may attend and be heard. The owners and description of real estate ur as follows: Assessment for grading alley n block 30, Bice & Irvine's Addi. tion, between Elm and Sher man streets. Bice & Irvine's Addition. Supposed owner aud Ain't, a description. Lot. Block. Aiim't M .1 Uogcrs.'exccpt SE 8 ft) SW Vt 2 30 $15 0 Same, (except SB 8 ft) 3 30 30 0 G C Uardner, (except SB 8 ft) 4 30 30 0* Alex Ramsey, (except SE 8 ft) 6 30 19 0 A It Wood i W U Ulenny, (except SE 8 ft) 11 30 30 0 Same, (except SE 8 ft) 12 30 i.'0 0 All in the City ot St. Paul, county of Ramsey State of Minnesota. 43-40. GEORGE REIS, City Treasurer. OITY NOTICE, NOTICE FOR JUDGMENT Office of tue City Ttbasureb, I St. Paul, Minn., Feb 11, 1884. j I will make application to the District Com in and for the county of Ramsey and State o Minnesota, at the special term held SaturduJ March 1, 1884, at the Court House, in St. Pau! Minnesota, for judgments against the several lol and real estate embraced in a warrant in my band for the collection of unpaid assessments, with ia terest and costs thereon for the hereinafter nuina Bpeciul assessments. All in the City of St. Paul, county of Ramsei and State of Minnesota, when and where all pel sous interested rnuy attend and be heard. The owners and description of lots and rei estate are as follows: Assessment for Grading Vie? street, from Randolph, street tt Seventh street. Clarke's Addition. Supposed owner and Am't o description. Lot. Block. Assm'o DC Robert 40 0 1 Same 39 6 >$237 0 Same 38 tt J EMVanDuzen 1 7 j Same 2 7 J»$237 0 Same 3 7 ) Thomas Petera 40 7 20 0 Same 89 7 79 0 Same 38 7 79 0 J W Cllne tt 5 237 0 All in the City of St. Paul, county of Ramsej State of Mlssesota. 43-40 CEORGE REIS, City Treasurer. CITY NOTICE Notice for Judgment _ Office op tiil City Tkkasubcr, \ ST. Paul, Minn., Feb. 11, 1884. f I will make application to tbe District Court, 1 and for the county of Itumscy aud State o Minnesota, at tbe Bpeciul term held Suturday March 1, 1884, at tbe Court House, in St. Paul Minnesota, for judgments against tbe several lot and real estate embraced in a warrant in my band for tbe collection of unpaid assessments, w id interest and costs thereon for tbo hereinafte special assessments. All in the City of St. Paul, county of Ramsey and State of Minnesota, when and where all pel sons interested may attend and be heard. Tbe owners and description of real estate ar as follows: Asiessment for Grading Cedai street from Twelfth street U Bluff street. Baziile's Addition. Supposed owner and Am't o description. Lot. Block. Agtm't John Wagner 1 2 $180 (J S R DeGraw, S '/, uf 2 2 90 U Mary F DeGraw, N K of... 2 2 90 U Colored Baptist Church.... 3 2 baj 119 U S R Simonton, (S of Thir teenth street) "B" 80 0i Same, (N of Thirteenth street) *-B" 80 0 £ M Van Duzzee, S 50 ft of N935-6ftof "D" 151 5t Litchfield's Subdivision of block 1, Medlll'a Ad dittos. Supposed owner and Am't a description. Lot. Assm't Samuel Wisnom 20 $120 9 U L Lamprey. That piece of land bound ed N'ly by Blulf street, E'ly by a line drawn at right angles with Bluff street S'ly from tbe point where a line 10 ft W'ly of and parallel with tbe £ line of lot 9, block 3, Lambert & Co's addition to St. Paul, if produced S'ly wonld in tersect said Bluff street, S'ly by a line 150 ft N'ly of and parallel with Four teenth street in Medlll's addition to St. Paul, W'ly by Cedar street $490 0| All in the City of St. Paul, County ot Rams*** State of Minnesota. 4340 GEORGE REIS, City Treasurer. STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF BAMSEZ In District Court, Second District. In tbe matter of tbe Assignment of 9. C. Slmonai to Edward H. Habl«horst: And now upon reading and filing tbe petition ol Edward H. Hablgborst, the assignee of J. C. Slmo net, to Beta time and place to bear the appllcatlol (or the settlemtnt ef this assignment and for hli final discharge herein as socb assignee. It is orderes . that said application for settlement of his acooom for his final discbarge from all liability and respon sibllity as sach assignee of said J. O. blmonet bo heard before this court at a special term thereof U be held at the court house, In the city of St. Paul In said eounty, on Saturday, the 23d day of Febru* ry, A. L>. 1884, at ten o'clock in the forenoon ol said day, or aa soon thereafter as counsel can b* heard, and that notice of said application be served on all the creditors of the said J. C. Slinonet, wb« have proved their claims herein, and on the «aW J. C. Simonet, by depositing in the postofflc* at St Paul, in said county, at least twenty daye Defer* the return day of thia order, a copy of this ordei duly enveloped and fully postpaid and duly en dorsed and directed to said J. O. Simonet, and U eaoh of the creditors of the said J. C. Simonet who have proved their claims as aforesaid at theii respective places of residence. And that notice be also given herein by publish ing this order in the St. Paul Daily Qlobi, foi three consecutive weeks, at least once a week b» fore the return day of this order, the last publica tion thereof to be at least three days before the re turn day thereof. January 23d, 1S84. OBLANDO SIMOND3, District Jotjf* £. B, BotCOJOK, Attorney for Assignee, *** <4B')Ullll'U*> 8