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ST. PAUL HEWS. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Gas in the Market House Met with Gas by the Chamber. Retrenchment Called for all Along the Line—The Various Boards Duly Scored. The board of directors of the chamber of commerce held a regular meeting yesterday morning. MARKET HOUSE. Mr. Noyes from the committee on market house reported verbally that the committee had failed to hold a meeting, owing to the fa t that the market master and members of the council had failed to be present. A meeting would be held. In the talk that fol lowed, the fact came out that the city paid ..-•:;..50 per 1.000 feet while other cities paid from fl to $1.30. Mr. Lee thought the city ought to econo mize in the use of gas. Mr. Murray made the statement that the contract between the city and the gas com pany would expire next November. Subsequently Mr. McClung offered the fol lowing which was referred to the committee on Market house: Resolved, That the committee on market house be instructed to see what the market house and other public buildings can be lighted for, what the present cost is, and to consult with the council as to discontinuing the present arrangement as to the earliest day possible, if found to be extortionate or against the interests of the city. MR. DRAKE WANTS TO RETKEXCH. As soon as Mr. Noyes had concluded what he hi: J to say in regard to the Market house, Mr. Drake took occasion to introduce the general subject in city matters. He stated that in what he had to say he wanted no one to take offense, for he did not intend to say anything of a personal character. He thought, however, that it was a good time to speak about the general matter of retrench ment in all our city affairs. He had always noticed that in prosperous times people generaily were strongly tempted to indulge in an unusual expenditure of money. This is the way it is in Bt. Paul at the present time, and in his judgment it, was a suitable time to stop and consider whether or not some retrenchment should not be made. In his judgment the city of St. Paul was running matters at an extravagant rate. This extravagance was not limited to any particular department, but ex t snded through all branches of the city gov ernment, and all the affairs or the city, in cluding the school board, the board of public works, the workhouse, the sewers and the street improvements and everything pertaining to our public affairs. It was time some restraint was placed upon these expenses. There is the item of city printing; it is not only enormous, but unreasonably so. So much space was wholly unnecessary in the adver tising. He also complained that a great deal was published that ought not to be, and this unnecessary matter made it all the more difficult for a person to find what he wanted. Oftentimes it was necessary to read over a whole column in order to find one particular thing. He charged also that con tracts for city work were let at too high fig ures, and that all these matters increased taxes and assessments to such a degree that it made St Paul an awfully expensive place to live in. He concluded by asserting that we require a general retrenchment all around. Mr. Driscoll, the publisher of the Minne apolis Pioneer Press, with that disinterested ness characteristic of a newspaper man who Wants a job of printing that he cannot ob tain, seconded Mr. Drake's views on the city piinting. He was for retrenchment in that line. In talking with Mr. William Dawson upon the subject that gentleman had told him that it was necessary, and that they could not support the paper without the city printing. Another gentleman who had made immense sums of money out of railroad speculations, had put $30,000 in a new print ing press for the same paper, but he could not see why the people of St. Panl should be taxed in order to support a newspaper. Mr. Murray explained about the printing and said Mr. Drake was mistaken about the street and sewer assessments being spread out so much. Mr. Drake, he thought, had got the street assessments mixed up with the sidewalk advertisements; and further ex plained that the advertisements were in ac cordance with the law. Wm. Lee was in favor of retrenchment. He was always in favor of it, and referred back to a meeting of a retrenchmentcommit tee, on which occasion he looked around to see who he could rely upon to aid him in retrenching, and seeing Sena tor Ramsey, he placed his reliance upon him, but in this be was strongly disap pointed, for Ramsey strongly favored $5,000 for the St. Paul library. He once proposed in a meeting to let the public printing to the lowest bidder, but the motion was ruled out of order. The fact about it is, he said, that everybody has a little hatchet to grind. You can't tret a dozen men together in St. Paul without one of them has a little hatchet to grind, and that is the trouble this city always has to encounter, and this is what pre vents getting any public work done in a proper way and l'ora reasonable price. As long as this is so we cannot look for fair dealing or anything like justice. If a meeting is called for any purpose every man that comes to it brings his little hatchet. One man proposes his business, that is the hatchet he wants ground, and then some one else opposes it till it is arranged that his little hatchet shall also be ground, and so they go all around, and all the little hatchets have to be ground. That's what makes things so expensive in St. Paul. So far as the printing is concerned he sought to have it let to the lowe.st bidder but in this Capt. Berkey did not aid him, and intimated that Capt. Ber key was influenced by considerations of per sonal advantage inasmuch as he was a side walk contractor. Mr. Lee did not say this in so many words, but it was a fair conclusion from the remarks made. Mr. Driscoll said we werenthrowing away $15,000 a year for printing, and that the mayor who had the necessary papers aU pre pared to expose the matter, threw away his chance for the sake of having his fire commissioner appointed. In bis opinion we could not begin too quickly to work for reform. We ought to have a special committee appointed which should perfect a plan during, the summer for a gen eral reduction of city expenses, so that we can go before the legislature and ask for the necessarry legislation to obtain the relief needed. Murray startled the members of the cham- Der by calling their attention to the fact that •when it was proposed to buy the water works for $500,000 and establish a board of water commissioners it was the chamber of commerce that recommended it. The same may be said of the board of educa tion, the workhouse, the board of public works and other institutions of a bke char acter. The city council is a conservative body, and desires to be popular with the people by carrying out the views of the people. The members of the council, therefore, seek to learn through the chamber of commerce what the people want. The chamber is made up of the heavy tax payers, and it is sup posed that they know what is best to be done, therefore the council feels justified in buying five hundred thousand dollar water works, and establishing the boards alluded to when the chamber recommends it to be done, This is just what the council has done, and if any one is to blame it ia the chamber of com merce. The result was that the president was authorized to appoint a committee of five, and stated that he would consider the matten and hereafter announce the names of the members. THE CHAMBER OP COMMERCE BUILDING. The committee on buildings made the fol lowing report which was adopted: Gentlemen: , Your building committee respectfully report that considerable time having been required for the reproduction ot the plans of the chamber of commerce build ing, destroyed in the Drake block fire, pro posals have been invited, received and con sidered for the construction of the proposed building, in accordance with plans and specifications approved by the committee and by the board of directors, providing for first class construction, with the best materials, fire-proofing and approved heating and ele vating apparatus. It appears from examination of proposals received, that the building could be con structed in the manner and with the materials desired for ?75,000, appropriated by the board for the purpose. Your committee, therefore, report progress, and ask instructions, with the recommenda tion that the expenditure of $100,000 be authorized, rather than cheapen the building to bring its cost within the amount original ly authorized. Respectfully submitted, John* B. Sanborn, AVm. Lindeke, Peter Berky, J. W. Bishop. Building Committee. MISCELLANEOUS. An abstract of the proceedings of the fourteenth annual meeting of the national board of trade was received andthe secretary was directed to ascertain what the conditions of membership are. The committee on fire department was given further time. A letter from the secretary of the national board of trade was read announcing that Hon. D. M. Sabin had been chosen vice president of the executive council to repre sent the northwest, at the meeting on the 28th of May, and the same was filed for in formation. Adjonrned. PUBLIC WORK. Meeting; of the Board Yesterday—Ac- tion Relative to Street Improvements. At the regular meeting of this board yes terday afternoon all the members were pres ent but Mr. Hoyt, and the following business was transacted: The assessments for the construction of a sewer on Douglas street from Ramsey street to Seventh streett and for a sewer on AValnut street, from a point forty-three feet north of Oak street to Pleasant avenue, were con firmed. In the matter of the assessment for open ing, widening, and extension of Herman street, from the levee to Bridget street, all notices heretofore given were annulled and the clerk ordered to give new first notice. The following were referred to the council with a favorable report: Grading Marvin street from Como avenue to Fuller street at a cost of $3,100; grading Winnifred street from Goffe street to Ohio street, and Starkey street to a partial grade, fnll width, from East Dclos street to the 6ame at a cost of $10,200. In the matter of the assessment for widen ing, opening and extension of Eaton street from Herman street to south city limits, all notices were annulled and the clerk ordered to give new notices. In the matter of the assessment for grad ing Rice street from Bianca street north to north line of the city, adjourned to February 25th. In the matter of the Ravoux street open ing, the clerk was ordered to procure an ab stract. The matter of grading Iglehart street from Mackubin to Dale street, at a Cost of $2,500, was referred back to the council with a fa vorable report. The assessment of P. Leo on partial grad ing of Pleasant avenue was abated. The remonstrance of Tim Ryan against the Eaton avenue Improvement was placed on file. No bids having been received on the Fill more street grading, the matter was ordered to be laid over till spring. The matter of grading Josette street from Dayton avenue to Fuller street, was sent back to the couneil for a new order. The grading of Western avenue from Como avenue to Merrill street, was reconsid ered and referred to the engineer for plan and estimate of costs. The conscruction of a sewer on Western avenue, from Seventh street to a point forty feet south of the south line of Von Minden street, was referred to the assessment com mittee. The engineer reported against an abate ment on assessment for sidewalks in favor of J. Austrian, on Mt. Airy and Linden streets. In the matter of the opening, widening and extension of Sturgis street, from Gar field to Douglas street, the Engineer report ed that a small triangular piece of land shutting off the connection of Sturgis street from Seventh street, be condemned. In the matter of grading and guttering without curbs, Rondo street from Rice "west to the west end of Rondo street, about 425 feet west of Louis street, the same was re considered and ordered sent to the council for a new order. The assessment against F. D. Simonton for Cedar street sewerage was reduced from $52.50 to $24.50. It was voted that the application of Henry Bonn for a plumber's license be allowed when the proper bond should be furnished. The following estimates were approved and avowed: J. C. McCarthy, Walnut street sew er, $365.50, and St. Clair street sewer, $629; Warne & Stockton, Seventh street sewer, $4,250; Doherty & Doherty, Western avenue sewer system, $2,082.50; J. D. Moran, Doug las street sewer, $425; McCarthy & Farrell, View street grading, $255; Mortin & Terry, Rice street grading, $2,762.50. The bond of James Hausen, as licensed city drain contractor, was approved. Adjourned. THE COURTS. United States Circuit Court. [Before Judge Nelson.] A. S. Bliss vs. H. B. Plant; taken under ad visement. Peter Lapp, et al., vs. A. B. Tan Norman; motion to dissolve attachment denied. E. T. Tefft vs. Henry E. Mann; motion to set aside garnishment denied. "Wm. R. Mitchell vs. Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad company; mo tion for a new trial denied. District Court. JURY CASES. [Before Judge Wilkin.] J. M. White vs. Patrick White; verdict of costs for defendant. Louisa Hill vs. the City of St. Paul; jury re tired to bring in a sealed verdict. Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-day. SPECIAL TERM. [Before Judge Simons.] In the matter of the hearing to show cause on motion of J. Lafontisee and Louis Bour den vs. Sheriff O'Gorman; taken under ad visement. NEW SUITS AND PAPERS PILED. Edward Walther vs. Alexander Adams et al.; suit for accounting of partnership estate, and for amount due plaintiff on dissolution of such partnership. Sarah Peterson vs. Cornelius Peterson; satisfaction of judgment and decree of di vorce. Probate Court. [Before Judge McGrorty.] Estate of Francis Kelly, deceased; will admitted and letters issued to Mary E. Kel ly and appraisers appointed. Estate of Frederick Wilhelme, deceased; will admitted to probate, letters issued, ap praisers appointed and notice given to cred itors, Estate of H. Siegenthaler, deceased; ad journed for one week. Estate of Geo. W. Trower, deceased; peti tion for administration filed; bearing March 17, at 10 a. in. Municipal Court. [Before Jndge Burr.] Margaret Delfs, disorderly; sentence sus pended. W. Coolidge, same; same. John White disorderly; bond given to keep the peace. A. Asher. W. Mitchell, Jas. McCarthy, T. MuUoly, E. Dupree and J. Conzan, disorder ly; sentence suspended. E. Cutler, same; fine $5, paid. J. Bornsted, drunkenness; fine of $5, paid. N. Olson, disorderly; fine of $10, paid. Geo. and Laura Buck, John Laford, C. R. Rawley, drunk and disorderly; committed for thirty days. New York city so far has raised $9,200 for the flood sufferers. THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY M0BNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1884. THE MIRROR UP TO NATURE. The Police Court Artist Gets in His Lace Work on the Gan?. She was fair to loo^c upon, and a peachy bloom rested on her young face and made the large, trustful eyes seem more luminous and lonering, as she came softly np to Clerk Fairchild's desk in the police court yesterday morning. The light hair, pouting lips and fair complexion denoted that she had come from far-away Sweden, and as she com menced to talk in the language of this nation it was difficult to discern which blushed the hardest, she or the clerk. Frank turned her over to Bailiff Clouse and here she could relate her grievance in her mother tongue. And what a story she related as the scarlet color came and went swiftly In her cheeks; how the soft dreamy eyes suddenly lit up and snapped fire like a ninety-nine cent store revolver. It was the old story of deceit, treachery and wrong. Her lover was a scion of the no ble family of the court of Oscar II, king of Sweden; his name was eu phonious, being Solomon Christopher Rid darbjekc. He had promised to marry her, but now he refused and she had learned to hate him. As she said this the lithe willowy form became strong and supple as a tiger; surely bell has no fury like a woman's scorn. The boys, she said, ought not to fool the girls and she wanted him arrested. But she would not marry him; she would hurt him most where he lived, in his pocket book, and he would have to loosen full 300 shekels to appease her wrath. The warrant was issued for his arrest. When hizzoner got onto the perch yesterday morning he was sur prised to find a valentine. It was in the form of a postal card and it bore the following enigmatical query: "What protection has a poor weak old man against the assaults of a burly ruffian if your court does not help him?" Justice. Judge Burr looked at the thing carefully andthen passed if overtothe polyglot reporter for the Globe. The latter threw the light of his Graeco-Pig's Eye optic on it, but it wouldn't give up its true inwardness. It was finally agreed by all present, as recent happenings in the court bore no reference to any such occurrence intimated, that the poor weak old man, must be a crank, with the ruffian existing only in his mind's eye. Otherwise if he will come up from under his cloak and give the court a pointer as to the ruffian who is trying to down the weak old party, the former will have the screws of justice brought down on him Instanter. The bull pen was partly filled yesterday, but there were no cases of great moment. Margaret Delf, a poor harmless old hag and a young fellow named Coolidge, who should have been fined for having such bad taste, were up on the No. 10 ordinance farce. There was no evidence to show them guilty, and she promised to leave town, while he was discharged. John White, a respectable looking fellow, was up for getting drunk and bulldozing his wife. While on the verge of the jim jams he went home, took down his overcoat in a tragic manner, and with the remark "This is the last time," he started for the rear of the house. Fearing he was about to do something dreadful she had him arrested. Yesterday he promised to take the pledge,and he was discharged on giving bonds to keep the peace. Six small boys were up for hanging around the entrance to the Opera house and begging people for checks. The court had been once a boy himself, and maybe a vision came back to him, as the trembling urehlns stood up yesterday, of a sweet summer time long ago, when the circus was in town and he made a sneak under the magical tent. Who can tell, gentle reader, were we not all boys in the golden days of long ago, and wouldn't we all take the same chances, if we had it to do over again rather than miss the show? And now that we know what a farce this crazy old world is anyhow, and have learned the tricks of the clown, can we blame the gamins. Not much, Mary Ann, and so thought the court. They were discharged. Ed. Cutler was up for disorderly; that is for pounding a man named Parsons. Their fight was about the popularity of rival saloon keepers, and it was like the war of the Roses. Cutler had the most brawn and he put head on the other fellow. It cost him ten large bills. Nick Oleson, a boozy Swede, was also fined $10 for breaking the windows of Swan son's saloon. Then came the case of the disreputables, George and Laura Buck, John Laford and Robt. Rawley. This sweet scented quartette were bagged in a bagnio in the Sixth ward, where they were having a carnival, which would have outranked the debauchery of Rome's most beastly emporer. They all went over the road for thirty days, and the old man and woman will also be required to give bonds to keep the peace. No Breaking Up of the Jewish Faith. To the Editor of the Globe' I notice in your valuable paper a paragraph that serious differences had arisen among the Jews in regard to their ancient faith, which seems in danger of being superseded by moderations. Let me state to you, and I ought to know, that there is not the least au thority for such a conclusion. Rev. Dr. Wise is quoted wrongly on all the points mention ed. In a recent course of lectures delivered at his temple, he showed the historical devel opment of the Jewish religion, to which already Moses, the great law giver, referred when he said: "Now if the time should come when these laws and precepts should be diffi cult to understand, then you shall listen to the teachers who should exist in these days, and all they advise." While he maintains that there is no Bibli cal prohibition against intermarrying with other sects,' he emphatically states why at the subsequent history of Israel it was pro hibited, and that he himself is emphatically opposed to it, giving his reason at length. Neither he did say, "that the rules attending the preparation of animal food for Jews can not be abandoned at pleasure, §nd that as God had created any unclean animal, Jews may eat anything they please." He enter tained the same views as all reform Rabbis, namely, that these laws were of a slnt+ary nature, and of the greatest utility to this present day, but they should be distinguished from the moral laws. It is to be regretted that a few Hebrew periodicals which have no standing at all, misrepresent their faith, for while it ought to be our highest aim to spred as far as possible a correct knowledge of modern Judaism such un warranted statements are made, which are believed by others who have no adequate knowledge of Israel's glorious his tory. There are no signs, nor Is there any danger apprehended that our faith will be superseded by modern notions. It is true, we must not coneeal this fact; there are many skeptics and unbelievers among the Israelites, or many who are only Jews by name, but the vitality of our ancient princi ples never becomes impaired. Israel's God is yet worshipped "from the rising of the sun even to the going down thereof," and in every tongue his praise is uttered. Temples and synagogues are built in every part of the world to uphold Judaism in all Its pristine glory. Every year our institutions increase to perpetuate our doctrines which have stood the test of ages. Other religions send their missionaries all over the world to make converts. We, however, are as the divine prophets proclaimed "the living witnesses of God's truth," scatterad among all the nations, not as it is generally believed in consequence of disobedience of God's laws, but as the messengers of the most high, to be the advocates of truth, the paragons of justice, and the followers of proclaiming good will and fraternity to all the nations and sects. It is true reform. Judaism does not cling with tenasity to the latter, but rather proclaims with the prophets of old, that it is the essence and not the form which is the grand work of Judaism. Inter marriage, while it has increased somewhat of late among our people, is still, I am happy to say, not spreading to a great extent among us. Of all the Jewish rahbis, that is to say, who have the proper standing and learning, there are perhaps not more than two or three who would sol emnize such a marriage. The glorious prin ciples of our religion are now better under stood than ever before. Our temples are open every Friday and Sabbath mornings, when all of the nationalities and religions are welcome to bear Judaism expounded. The rabbis of Israel have at this present day a great duty to perform to tear down, as far j a* possible, these narrow partizan walls which separate man and man on account of his religion, that all may know that the par tial definition of religion is what Hilles, the great rabbi, maintained thousands of years ago: "Love thy fellowman as thyself." Let all churches and denominations unite that the great name of the "Eternal" shall be glorified now and evermore. Rev. Dr. Wechsler. Sx. Paul, Feb. 18, 188*. SCHOOL EXTENSION. The Board of Education Consider the Question Without Final Action. The board of education held a called meet ing last evening to consider the matter of enlarging the boundary of the Nicll school district, and the opening of the bids for con structing the new school buildings. THE NEILL SCHOOL P.UILDINO. The proposition to enlarge the boundary of the Ncill school district, though not a very important and far reaching matter, caused a very long talk. Several of the people who reside in the Fourth ward were present be fore the board, and on permission being granted gave their reasons for objecting to the proposed change. These objections resolved themselves substantially into one, and that was that it compelled the younger children to go some distance farther to get to the school than they now have to go. After the matter had been miked over by all, and thoroughly canvassed, it was referred to Mr. Gilbert aud the superintendent for the pur pose of having them confer with the gentle men present and see if they could not agree upon a boundary line that would be satisfactory to all. Mr. Gilbert soon after made his report, which was that the boundary line bejextendcdjjfrom Western avenue to Mackubin street, and the report was adopted. OPENING OP BIDS. In compliance with the public advertise ment, the bids were opened for constructing new school buildings in various parts of the city, and additions to the Adams and Rice school buildings. Some of the bids were ad dressed to the board of education, some to the committee on schools, and some of them to Hon. J. G. Donnelly. The rules of the board required that the bids should be ad dressed to the board, and a question was raised as to the propriety of opening them at all as long as they were not ad dressed to the board in a proper manner, but as the board did not know the names of the bidders and could not return the bids to them, it was finally concluded to have them opened, which was done and they proved as follows: James M Coaloy, Adams addition $10,590 John Chamberlain, Humboldt 12,!. 77 James M. C'ooley, " 13,499 Adam Ran, Humboldt 12,985 T Reardon' Rice addition 2G,500 McArdle & Rivard, Rice addition 29,700 McArdle & Rivard, Humboldt 12,300 McArdle & Rivard, Adams additiou 9,950 Breen & Young, Rice addition 27,350 Breen & Young, Humboldt 12,870 Breen & Young, Adams addition 9,940 H J Farrell, Adams addition 9,200 II J Farrell, Humboldt 3,200 Trick & Co, Adams addition 9,800 Trick & Co, Rice addition 27,375 Trick & Co, Humboldt 14,450 Trick Jfc Co, bieglcs 16,450 B J Grimshaw, Rice additiou 27,918 B J Grimshaw, Humboldt IJUS1 B J Grim',haw, Adams 10,549 B S Grimshaw, Siegles 15,263 Another bid was read in regard to slate roofs, but there was no advertisement calling for any such bid* and no attention was paid to this one. After talking over the bids for awhile It was concluded that it was best to see if the architect could not reduce the cost of the buildings by reducing some portions of the ornamental work. With this object in view the following resolution was adopted, which placed the matter in the hands of the committee on real estate: Resolved, That all plaus for the proposed new buildings be referred back to the com mittee on real estate, with instructions to re duce the cost of the same by omitting all su perfluous cut stone and other matters that can be omitted without detriment to the structure, and that upon completion, of these changes the committee on real estate, report thereon to the board. It was also resolved that the architect re duce the eight room buildings to $20,000. It was determined that the furnaces of Webster, Humboldt and Lincoln schools should be relined. Temperance in West St. Paul. The weather last evening was not inviting for pedestrianism, saturated as it was with a mizzling downfall formed of a conglomera tion of frozen Scotch fog and a condensed vapor bath. The condition of the streets,too, did not make out door exercise the pleasant est nor safest, covered as they were with damp, packed snow and glary ice, rendering it as difficult even for a member of the League of the Cross to keep his feet, as it would be for a shaved monkey emerging from an oil cask to climb a greased pole, and yet old St. Michael's, of the Sixth ward, was filled to the very doors by an audience whioh was carried there on their pedal appendages. The attraction was an entertainment given by the League of the Cross, which consisted of music and of course temparance speeches. Following is the PROGRAMME. 1. Solo—"Eva" Mrs. Mealy 2. Solo—"I'll take you home again Kath leen'' Miss M. Hickey 3. Address on Temperance... .Father Gallagher 4. Solo—"The Drunkard's Dream" Was M. Doyle 5. Solo—"Erin's Isle" Miss Millie Wildie 6. Address—"The Irish. Question" Father Gallagher 7. Solo—When Other Lips" Miss HaggeMy 8. Address on Temperance Rev. J. B. Cotter, of Winona 10. Solo—"Going from the Cotton Fields".. Miss Shea Tho singing was very much above the usual quality of vocal efforts at similar enter tainments and nothing but praise can be be stowed upon the young ladies who did so much to enhance the pleasureable enjoy ment of the evening, but a word more must be said of Miss Haggerty's rendering of the favorite air from the Bohemian girl. Her rich mezzo voice was never heard to better advantage; a determined encore was accorded her, and she responded with the beautiful song "I stood on the bridge." The addresses were in the happiest vein of the well known speakers and that their eloquence "told" was verified by some twenty persons stauding forth when appealed to at the close and sign, ing the pledge. Real Estate aud Building's. Thirteen transfers of real estate were filed for record with the register of deeds yesterday, the aggregate considerations amounting to $18,075. Following are the transfeis: George C Hoffman to John B. Menard, lot 13, block 17, Marshall's addition, West St. Paul, 81,000. R F Marvin to Major Hall, lot 25, block 16, Eastville Heights addition, $300. F B Doran to Anna M Moser, lot 12, block 1, Prospective plateau, §650. Alfred Perkins, toj Lorenz Xeher, lot 6, block 83, Lyman Dayton's addition, $500. James Stinson to Louisa Weide, block 10, Ar lington Hill's addition, $11,000. H A Timme to Jay Owens, lot 5, block 0, Mar shall's addition, West St Paul, $800, A C Elliott to W W Thomas, lot 1, block 21, Marshall's addition to West St, Panl, $450. A Ekholm to Frank WPinska, lot 15, block 9G, Lyman Dayton's addition, $800. W Cunningham to W W Thomas, lot 10, block 2, Finch's addition, $900. C Schmidt to Henry Fortmeier, lot 24, block 1, Schurmeier's Seventh street addition, $400. C Schmidt to M Leithauser, lot 25, block 1, Schurmeier's Seventh street addition, $400. Paul Martin to Martin Termenstein, west M of lots 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, block 114, West St Paul proper, $775. Louisa Weide to R. Hansen, lot 24, block 35, Arlington Hill's addition. Held to the Grand Jury. The examination of James M. Goodwin, of Minneapolis, charged with sending lottery tickets and circulars through the pestoffice, took place before United States Commission er Cardozo yesterday afternoon. The United States was represented by Prosecuting At torney Congdon, and the defendant was rep resented by counsel from MinT-capolis. A large number of witnesses testified for the prosecution, among whom were Postmaster Laraway, of Minneapolis, his deputy and register, Messrs. Hughes and Haly, and a government inspector from Chicago. The defense swore several witnesses and tried to prove an alibi, by showing that the name of the real agent of the lottery was a man named Dillman. After hearing the testimony the defendant was held to the grand jury and committed. The DriftoJPuMic Affairs. To the Editor of the Globe. "First Freedom and then Glory—when that fails. Wealth, vice, corruption—barbarism at last." These lines, penned in the early part of the century, as the author brooded over the ruins of a nation, once so powerful, with thrones for her footstools'and kings for her vassals, confident in her own strength, and enduring as the earth itself; but then ground to the very dust; how forcibly do they come to us to-day, and what a lessou we may learn from the moral they teach. Grand, prond and fallen Rome! Bnt yes terday a queen, and now, "none so poor to do her reverence." We have the causes which led to her ruin briefly and tersely expressed in the three words, "wealth, vice, corruption." It is the former that introduces the latter two, and it is the last two that brings the downfall, the ruin, and the desolation. Too great prosperity. Ah, it Is a great misfor tune, and too often forms the very weight which pulls us down. Are we not to-day exposed to the same danger, are not the same influences at work now as they were in Rome i And does history not repeat itself i Can we be sure that the same result will not follow. We have as great—as grand a country as ever Rome, upon her seven hills could boast of. Oar fathers gained their liberty, a grand and glorious freedom, and they have gained glory in preserving that independence which culminated in our late civil war. Since then our love "t country slumbers, and never arouses unless at the cry of some demagogue who swings the "bloody shirt'' that its glare may hide his scheming and selfish aims. Let the people shake themselves from out this dormant state, or the time will come when nothing can arouse that feeling of patriotism which sprung into life at the sound of the guns on the plains of Lexing ton, and was rekindled again by the first volley upon Sumter. Year by year our country has grown wonderfully, remarkably, indeed, has sprung up almost as a mushroom, comparccd to the steady growth ana gradual development ol nations in the past. Her citizens have grown rich, many of them immensely rich, her merchant princes and railroad kings roll in wealth, and lavish their money as docs royalty itself. It is money they worship, and their example is followed by all of what is called society. So ciety! What is society. That thing dressed in silk and satin and sparkling with dia monds, which is ushered into New York palaces through doors, each of which is boasted to have cost a fortune, to attend some extravagant ball or luxurious dinner party. It is this position in society that is the aim of the American people of to-day. We see the "golden calf" set up before them, which all fall down and worship. The scripture declares, "Man cannot serve two masters." If that be true, man cannot save himself solely, and his country too. He cannot live for himself alone and yet possess that love of country which would cause him to sacrifice his inter ests for her good, such as was the patriotism of the noble men to whom we are indebted for this grand republic. Our business men have no time to devote to public affairs, indeed to anything unless they see it in the mighty dollar. That is the all absorbing topic. Any public question which should demand the attention of every intelligent American citizen, is thrust aside for those to take care of who make that their business—professional politicians—and these alas, are often unfit and more often unwill ing to assume the charge. If this plan is to be followed, best organize a political school, and give our politicians the same advantage as other professional gentle men, and after doing this see that their services are properly paid for and legitimate ly, that it may not be necessary for them to seek the robes of some petty office to cover their fraud and corruption, or worse still to barter these offices away like as much mer chandise. It has been said "every man has his price," and it might well be added that every office in the gift of the American people has its price, some of them perhaps very high, and yet not too high it would seem to be pur chased by our many millionaires. When such purchase is made the office no longer belongs to the public, but to the individual, to hold and use as he sees fit, and why not? He has bought and paid for it; has a man n it a right to his own? Sometimes it is only the title and empty hand attached that is desired, then but small harm is done; but more fre quently it is the power it gives which may enable him to further promote his own selfish interests. Do we not see this ven thing done every year? Is there ever a political campaign now in which there are not hundreds if not thousands of dollars expended? It has ceased to become a question of fit ness but of fullness. The office no longer seeks the man, but man the office, and with the proverbial "barrel of money," or perhaps backed by a powerful corporation, he has simply to state what he wants and it Is given him. Our whole country has the metallic ring of gold. Its ominous rattle is heard in congress and its glitter is seen in the halls of justice, until the very government itself falls a prey to the dollar to which it has itself given ex istence. We hear the cry of reform. Let us hope we may soon see a reform which is so much needed. NonDcnne. ROCHESTER. Mrs. F. Johnson has gone to Elk River. Miss Etta Dodge is in Rockford, Illinois. Prof. O. II. Durkee has been quite ill for some days past. A. W. Durkee is still confined to his bed, and his recovery doubtful. County Auditor Whited was presented with a pair of boy twins last Saturday. Rev. A. W. Dean, of Pleasant Grove, is hold ing a series of meetings in his church. The R. W. A. club will celebrate Washington's bir:hday with a social party at Library hall. A basket festival was given by the ladies of the Disciple church, at Pleasant Grove, last Monday evening. D. A. Morrison and J. W. Everstine will attend the grand encampment of Odd Fellows at St. Paul next week. Judge Hathaway, of Pleasant Grove, returned this week from an extended trip through Michi gan and New York state. The old settlers of the western portion of the county, will hold their annual meeting at Plank's hall in Eyotn, on Friday, Feb. 22d. Prof. H. Witherstine will return to his home in Dover Center this week. He has been attend ing P.ush Medical college at Chicago. Rev. J. W. Bradshaw went to Washington, D. C, last Wednesday in response to a telegram in forming him of the serious illness of his cousin. Mrs. Sadie E. Cameron, formerly a resident of this city, died in Chicago on February 0. De ceased was a daughter of James McDaniels, of this city. Rev. W. C. Rice will deliver a lecture in the seminary course, February 21, on "Southern Min nesota and Its Resources." This lecture will be able and interesting. Marcus Wing, of Rock Dell township, has re cently purchased from M. W. Dunham, of Wayne, 111., a very fine three year old stallion, called "Piton;" weight, 1,580 pounds. Chnreh Temperance Society. A meeting of the "Church Temperance society" w 11 be held in St. Panl's church on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p. m. The Rev. E. S. Thomas, vice president, will preside. The Rev. M. N. Gilbert and the Rev. Henry Kittson will speak on the following resolution: That it is the duty of the church, in its individual membership and ita corpor ate capacity, to support the Church Temper ance seciety, whose aim has been to inaugur ate a temperance reform on a Christian basis and practical methods. The Hon. Gordon E. Cole, and Hon. D. H. Dickenson will speak on the foMowing resolution: That it is the duty of the citi zens to amend the license law in the direc tion of restriction, and to aid the authorities in carying out the provisions with stringency and effect. Wm. C. Pope, Secretary. The governor of Virginia has vetoed the bill reapportion the representation in congress. MEM, OF A NOTABLE TRIP. Delightful Ridinff on the Rail, hut De cidedly Unpleasant Hotel Ex perience Down East. A Chance Acquaintance Who Did Not Turn Out a Bnnko Man—Mixed Effect of Appollanris Lemonade—The Good Samaritan in Guise of a Horse Editor. Correspondence of the Daily Globe: New York, Feb. 14. —Never again let me hear any one scout at the idea that Friday Is a day of evil omen, a sure harbinger of ill luck to those who are foolhardy enough to brave its "hoodoo" powers of selecting it as the beginning of any enterprise or journey. A week ago to-day with a set purpose to scoff at a miserable superstition I left the little village of Preston upon a long jorney, which promised both pleasure and profit. Alas sitting here in Camdcu station at Baltimore I would almost be glad of a woman's priv ilege, so infernally humiliating and persist ent has been the extraordinary chain of ill luck that has pursued me. Meeting at Chi cago a pleasant western party going my route and familiar with notabilities, both scenic and personal, the prospect was rosy indeed, but a late breakfast in West Virginia "gave us pause." With a Minnesota bliz zard appetite, sharpened by change of air and delay, I outdid the party in an attack upon a southern meal of hog and hominy. Many of them were soon after taken sick and a hasty resort was had to the various remedies that people carry in traveling. My friend Wurd, of Fairmont, prescribed brandy for the premonitory qualms that began attacking my stomach and as he furnished the medicine, with the example of personal faith I accorded his remedy a trial but it was of no avail, and in proportion, as I had eaten the most, so I was the sickest of the party, deathly sick, unable to stand or even sit up, and in such pain that it took my breath away. A speedy recover}' was predicted, but it did not come, and at Washington un friends bade me good bye, leaving me in a disconsolately week condition to remain in the sleeper perforce, on its way to New York. A physician came aboard here—a man of national reputation—whose humane instincts prompted him at once to take charge of me; through his kindness I reached a N*. Y. hotel, he not leaving me an instant until our ar rival. My troubles were now apparently over, a good nights sleep, suitable food, a day spent with a view to regaining strength and towards evening "Richard was hlmaelf again." Writing a letter home in my room at the Leland I took a couple of stamps from my pocket book, strolled down stairs, asked the clerk to change my baggage to an other room with a Arc place in it and walked along to the Fifth Avenue to talk horse with the gathering clans. A little chat there and I started for the Tribune building to transmit preliminary dispatches. At the corner of Fifth avenue and Broadway I stopped for a buss; none came along, it was now dark, a dense fog and daz zling rain obscured the lights. I ventured to inquire of gentleman apparently waiting like myself, if the busses had ceased running. "I think not, where are you going?" "Tothe Tribuue building." "Well I go to the Aster house near by, take a car with me, that is the quickest way for you." We crowded into a car together and when it began to thin out I got a seat at one end and he at the other. The rest of the passengers were soon all out, and we, moving together, began to chat. I liked him. He seemed an educated, courtly gen tleman, and he was a Democrat. He es pecially admired that great old man whom we should elect to the presidency a second time. He knew him and could tell me all about him. He was glad to hear that Minnesota Democrats, with our stronggest and best newspaper acknowledged his pre-eminent claims^to the chief magistracy of the nation. I told him that no objection but age was thought of by us. Why said he "Gladstone Is much older, besides Tilden is in splendid health now and his remarkable powers of mind are wholly unimpaired. The rascals in both parties hate and fear him, be would put many a congressman behind the bars. No other man ever did so much for this city and state in the way of defeating corrup tion. Tweed was a dicctator, but he swept him to jail like a pickpocket. None of them can stand before him; and mark it, no one can carry New York without his aid, and no one can carry it so easy as himself." We were at the Astor, and I was charmed with my acquaintance. He was a handsome clean cut gentleman, dressed in elegant taste, apparently an honorable, fearless and resolute man. "Come," said he, "step in the Astor with me and get an Appolinaris lemonade, I alwavs take one in the evening, and never anything stronger." This was to my taste, the delicious .beverage was dis posed of, and I started to go. "Wait let me accompany you to the street, there shak ing me warmly by the hand he bid me .rood night and hoped to see mc again before I left the city, pointing out to me the lofty Tribune bnilding near at hand we parted, aud I walk ed away proud of my party because of its charming partisan, whom I had just met. At the counting room of the Tribune I reached for my pocket book to get a letter of introduction. My re cent sickness came back to me. I staggered against the counter, my head in a whirl, frightened, stupilied. "What is the matter*" sounded faintly in my ears; slowly and la bored the words came, "I am sick, and I fear I have been robbed." "Of much?" "Yes, to me a large sum of money, my passes, and especially valuable papers." "Who did you wish to see here?" "Mr. , for whom I had a letter of introduction, that has gone with the rest." "Just step right up to his office, and he will advise you." Mr. questioned me closely. "You had your pocketbook in your room?" "Yes." "You missed it first here?" "Yes." "Are yon sure you put it in your pocket again before leaving your room?" "No, I am not." "Was you in a crowd on your way down?" "Yes in the car." "Did you talk with any one?" "Yes. I chatted with a gentleman on the way down." "Can you describe him?" "Why yes, and I have his card. He lives at the Astor house." "Ah, he does, let me see his card;" scratching off a few brief lines, he enclosed the card and said to a boy, "Charley, put on your boots and go over to the Astor house with this." Turning to me, "you get back to your room, and let me know if you find your money." It was a long road and I was 111 now in both body and mind. At the hotel I announced my er rand. The clerk told me he had changed my baggage and sent to my old room the bagsrage of another guest; nothing had been found, neither with further search, could any track begot of the missing money. The porter who had changed the baggage went up with me a floor too far; on the way I heard a boy's voice say, "I found the money right there." The porter said no, that was a man who said, "it is hard to loose money;" you are excited. Was he lying? Could I have mistaken both the language and the voice? Then the hotel folks catchised me They quickly reached the episode of my fellow Democrat and that settled it, said the porter. "That's the laddy buck has yer money." "No sir he was a gentleman and no thief." "How can vou trill" "Weill am sure of it." With a pitying look of superior wisdom I was informed that the pickpockets of New York town could fool the elect. The detective called in advised me to see my friend at the Astor house. Evenbody thought he had gulled me, but I could pardon them because they had not seen him and then they did not know he was a Democrat. The Aster house people reported the gentleman whose name was upon the card a guest at their house. •4Yes, any one can have a card with any name they like on It. Yon go and see If the gentleman at the Aster house was the one you met." At the Aster house I asked for Mr. . and the clerk, who must have divined the cause of my visit from the pre vious Inquiry, said, "He Is at hi place of business, and I will just add suddenly turning from the shadow In which he had stood appeared the genial, country face of my friend, and in an instant he wn.« kindly asking about the trouble that must have showed so plainly In my face. The sense of relief that came to me cannot be ex pressed. If (.c«l hud made a common thief to look like this man what was life worth and whom could We trust or respect. With hearty sympathy he a»kcd. "Can't I help you. What shall I do for you;-' We had done enough; he had strengthened my confi dence in a frank and manlv face, that he is one of the square-t _re.ui!<-men in this city, managing partner uf one of our largest huusc-."' Of course this must be a gentleman. I knew that before, and so I trudged on to 4 great business house and uked fur Mr. "There he stands, it the telephone." ••Where is he; I don't see him." With a look of annoyance, "I told you over at the telephone." Several stood there, but I could not dis tinguish my friend. With a sickening shiver and a fear lest I should faint, I stum bled up to the group. •Which of you gentlemen is Mr. •/' A clear straightforward eye,the bee the.! God puts on honest men and good Democrats. He said, '•you could not po-viblv have lost a pocket book from an inner jacket after meeting me, for your overcoat was buttoned collar and all, if you will remember, aud you did not open it." This was true, for I gave. hlm no card In return for his, but told him my name because 1 was too chilly to open my coat. The police were now convinced that I had left my pocket book in my room, but between I'ortcr and bell boy they were at fault. An offer of half the money, in the Herald, and no ques tions, brought no return, but my friends who bad so many of them offered me funds had gone, the remittance I had wired for had not come. I was sick of the busiuess aud ready to run away from it to get a little peace aud rest, so I resolved to borrow—after boastim; all my life of never borrowing—calling ..u Mr. , trotting editor ot the , I found him out. Mr. of the Tribune was also out but would be in at such a time, return ing, he had not arrived. The time for my train was uncomfortably close. Another day in New York, with all the disagreeable sense of loss, of which I could not rid myself while there, seemed unbearable. A gentleman in the office said, ,'you want to get money to go home with;" "Yes, that is what 1 am waiting to see Mr. for." "Well, I never saw you before, and it ain't business, but here is fifty dollars, if that is enough." Swallowing pride, I gratefully took it, and hurried for my train with, as I was assured, just about time to get around. They Bgured likely for a well man with his wits about him, but I went up the wrong side of the elevated rail way, lost my rubbers in the mud; harrying back was pushed, jostled, bothered and* de layed; reached Jersey Qity, but missed my train, was told I could take one two hours later, got Into the wrong sleeper and had to wait for the midnight train. Here at Balti more I have called upon Mr. for a re newal of my stolen pass; he has just gone to Bermuda, clear across the dlv to see his subordinate—••he is out, but will be here before your train goes out." Walt, wait, wait, only this scribbling keeps mo from going wild. Fifteen, ten, five minutes to train time. My man is here at hist. "Who are you, sir, and what do you want:" "I am the man whom your New Toafc DAD ager telegraphed had his pass stolen, und would like a duplicate." '•Why, 1 mailed one to you immediately ut New York." "You did! It never reached me. What shall I do'*' "Well. well, you have hard luck indeed. I will make you another, but yuu will have to run for it to catch the train." At last I am enroute for Minnesota, with a fair chance of getting there. If I do, and any one hears of my ever starting out on Friday again, just to brave a superstition, to cast odium upon it, to ..it down on it. and show people what a miserable delusion it is, send mc to St. Peter, for I shall be insane. M. T. G. Guerttufti VS. Jersey. To the Editor of the (.lobe: In the Globs reports of the Minnesota Dairymen's convention held at Faribault, my attention was particularly directed to the essay and discussion in regard to the "Jersey cow." As 11 native farmer of the Channel [glands I have always taken a deep Interest iu the "Jersey," but my purpose in writing this is to mention u breed of cattle from those is lands known as the "Alderney," and which will remove the objection so often made with regard to the '-Jerseys," and made at the discussion which followed the essay—viz.. that '•they are good for noth ing for beef." I can show on the highest authority that the Alderney excels the Jersey as a milker and butter producer, aud also remove the objection so often made with re gard to the size of the Jerseys. Whether this objection is not partly removed, how ever, by the fact that they are smaller e..n- Miiii'Ts than the larger breeds, have cost less to prepare for the meat market, may be an Important question for Inquiry. Ingli-. an impartial Judge, says: "The superiority of the Guernsey butter, as com pared with the Jersey butter, I fully admit. I do not not know that I have anywhere seen such butter as iu the Guernsey market, and if such superiority really be a proof of superiority in the cow.the palm must unques tionably be awarded to Guernsey." The Guernsey cow is included under the Alder ney breed. Having thus shown that the Alder ney equals, if not excels the Jerseys, I will now show from another authority that they are much larger in size. Jonathan Duncan, Esq., B. A., in his history on the Channel islands, says in bis chapter on agri culture, "The pure Jersey cows are infinitely larger and taller than those usually known in England under that name. Instances have been known of a Guernsey ox being fattened to fifteen hundred weight, but the heavies! in Jersey has not exceeded eleven hundred." The writer has fattened a Guernsey ox to weight a trifle less than 1,900. I have .-.e|>n bid a few Alderneys in the United States, and I suspect that the distinction between these separate breeds of cattle is better known in England than here, aud consequently they find a ready market there, while the Jerseys, which are less in demand and sell at a lower price in England, are sent to the United States where the distinction is not generally known. If any one is sufficiently interested in this breed of cattle referred to, I can buy them cither in Guernsey or Alderney—without any commission there—for from fifteen to twenty pound sterling. Any one acquainted witth the cost of transportation can soon figure the cost. I am satisfied that this breed of cattle combines the peculiar advantages of the Jersey as a cream and butter producer, and the short horn's superiority for beef. A Native Gierxseymajt. Soap HuUUf Parties. Soap bubble parties are the latest. Twenty or thirty common clay pipes, for as many young ladies and gentlemen, have ribbons of different colors for every two, and are sepa rated in equal piles, from which each person selects one, and, by matching colors, fiuds a partner so to speak, for the blowing. On a medium-sized table stands a bowl of soap and water. The partners in turns blow bub bles, trying three times, and the efforts 0/ • the others to annoy and embarrass them. The one whose bubble remains unbroken iu* longest is entitled to a prize. Some of the prizes are painted plush shav ing andhandkcrchief cases, painted picture frames. Russian leather toilet cases, blotters, plush boxes of writing paper, and others are tasteful and useful mementoes. At a recent party all bore the date of the evening in gold letters. The prizes are sometimes expensive jewelry. There is always a special priz given to the one whose bubble has lasted the longest of all. A judge selected before tho blowing, announces the decisions. After all have blown their bubbles, the prizes are drawn by numbers. Then comes the usual dances aud a supper.—Sun.