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ST. PAUL NEWS. CORPORATION DOINGS. Last Night's Meeting of the Com mon Council. A Little Miscellaneous Business and an Ordinance to Regulate Hacks. The city council held a regular meeting last evening, with the following results: WORK FOR THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. The board of public works was directed to investigate and report as to the following: As to an alley in block 7, Whitney & Smith's addition; as to constructing a sewer on Pond street from its westerly end to Western avenue; as to constructing a sewer on Ex change street from St. Peter street to tbe west line of lot 7, block 4, Bazille & C.ervaise addition; as to constructing a sewer on Josette street from the Rondo street sewer to Martin street, and on Martin street from Josette west to Virginia avenue; as to a change of grade on Minnehaha street from Seventh to Burr street; as to extending sewer on Seventh street, formerly Fort strei t, from Jefferson avenue to View street; as to grading Bidwell street from Delos street to Cnrtis street; as to constructing :: sewer on Williams street, from a point oppo site-lot 8 in block 3, De Bow, Smith, Risque & Williams' addition to .Mississippi street; es to grading Dearborn street, from Redwell street to Goffe avenue. TIJE BUILDING ORDINANCE. An ordinance to amend the ordinance regulating the construction of buildings with in the citv of St. Paul was adopted. All de siring to build shall apply to tbe building in spector for a permit, and shall file with the plans and specifications and if the inspector shall find them correct and legal he shall grant a permit upon payment of the prescrib ed fees: For a building costing $100, 50 cents for a permit: for 8100 and not exceed ing $1,000, $1. over (1,000 but not over $lV500. §2.50; for over §1,500, 84: §2,500 up to §5.000, 85; and for §1,000 over §5,000, 50 cents. MISCELLANEOUS. Tbe communication from tbe Mayor veto ing the resolution giving the Volkszeltung a portion of the city printing was read, and on the suggestion of Aid. Fisher a communica tion from Mr. Murray expressing the opinion that it was competent for the council to pass tbe resolution was read and the whole matter was laid over until the next meeting. A telegram from the city authorities of Jef fersonville, Ind., asking for aid on account of water was referred to the committee on ways and means. A protest against a street railway or motor line on Pleasant avenue, signed by W. S. Combs aud a good many others, was referred to tbe committee on streets. Official notice for the vacation of part of alley in block 75, of Dayton & Irvine's addi tion, was ordered. In the construction of the sewer on West Seventh street, under contract with Warne & Stockton, the contractors, claim to have met with unforeseen obstacles,which will in crease the cost of the work about §2,500, the board of public works was therefore au thorized to reform the contract to meet the The board of public works reported that the grading of Whithal street, from Westminster street to Payne avenue, was not necessary, and the report was referred back to the board. The report of the board that the change of the grade on Josette street, between Dayton ave nue and Martin street, is not necessary was adopted. The report of the board that the grading of Dearborn street, from State street to Bidwell street, and Stevens street from Bidwell to Mohawk avenue was not necessary was adopted. The report that the grading of Bidwell street from Prospect terrace to south city limits, was not necessa ry was adopted. The fire commissioners are authorized to draw an order in favor of A. Bassford for $974.72 for work and material on the new engine house. The proper officers are authorized to exe cute city bonds to the amount of §25,000 With which to enlarge the work house. THE HACK OUDINDNCr. An ordinance in relation to hackmen, ex pressmen and other persons engageu iu car rying passengers, brjnrage and freight, was read aud referred to the committee on streets. All persons doing business under this ordin ance are required to take out a license. Tic name of the owner and the number of the vehicle are to be placed in a conspicuous place on the outside and inside of the ve hicle. All drivers of licensed vehicles are to have licenses, and any driver's license may be revoked by the mayor in his discretion. Each driver is to wear a badge, while driv: ing. Any driver who shalj drive a vehicle for the conveyance of persons without a li cense shall be liable to a fine of not less than §20. Omnibuses and coaches running to and from hotels arc to pay a license of §10. The same running on estab lished lines, §5. Hackney coaches, etc., oc cupying public stands that run for the con veyance of passengers for hire or reward, §10. Cabs, etc., §5. Baggage and furniture wagons drawn by two horses, §10. The same drawn by one horse, §5. For other vehicles running within the-city for hire, §15. For heavy wagons drawn by four horses, §25. The prices for transporting passengers are to be as follows: One passenger half a mile, twenty-five cents. Each additional one, same distance, twenty-five cents. One pas senger over half a mile, fifty cents. Over one andnot exceeding oneand a half miles, seventy-five cents. Over one and a half miles and not over two miles, §1. For each mile or fraction of a mile over two miles. twenty-five cents. Children half price. The use of a carriage for first hour, • §1.50. For each additional hour or part of an hour, §1. Public carts for loads not over 500 pounds, fifty cents. When the distance exceeds one mile, twenty-five cents for every additional mile. Over 500 pounds, 50c for every ad ditional 500 pounds or fraction thereof. For household furniture per load one horse truck 2 miles, §1.00. Over two miles 25c for each additional mile. For a double truck load within two miles, §1.50, over two miles, 50c extra for every additional mile. The ordin ary traveling baggage goes free. Any pack age found in a carriage, etc., is to be taken to the police station immediately and any failure subjects the driver to a line of §25. Any owner or driver charging more than he ought tocan be compelled to refund tho amount and is liable to a fine of §10. Provision is made for the hacks to stand at various points in the city. Various other provisions of a general character are included in the ordi nance. The city engineer is to report profiles of grades for the following streets in the sixth ward: King street, from Bidwell street to Cherokee avenue: Baker street, from Bedi well street to Chippewa avenue; Menton street, from Bidwell street to Chippewa ave nue: Page street, from Bidwell street to its western terminus. Capt. Berkey and Commodore Davidson appeared before the council and called the attention of that board to the matter of pro viding for paying for the publication of the Villard pamphlets, and the matter was re fcrred to the committee on ways and means. Adjourned. A Card from Mr. Famitleroy. To the Editor of the Globe: St. Paul, Feb. 17. 1884. I have just seen by accident, your issue, wherein is contained a long and minute ac count of the matter before the districs court, wherein Sheriff O'Gorman is arraigned for alleged neglect of duty and the consequent liability. In that account, which has very little of the true case at bar, you go on and sti'te: "It is alleged by the complainant and his attorney, that Sheriff O'Gorman is a friend of Mr. Meyejre and that is the reason ior his action, etc." What the complain ant may have stated, I am unable to say. What I, "as his attorney," have said and Urged, is neither as to intent or as to the facts of the case, similar cither as to any private expression or public utterance of mine had in the arguments of the matter before the court I have never publicly or privately imputed any motive to the sheriff. As te his legal liability growing out of the facts of the case, I have urged. It is in justice to myself and to this public officer, that I should make this statement; for while I shall press before the proper tribunal the legitimate result of his actions, I am not Milling that improper and sinister motives, uf which I know nothing and have never given expression to, should be given to the public as eminating from me. On the con trary, I do not believe that Sheriff O'Gorman has been swayed by friendship, but has been guilty of carlcssnes s from whiet we have suf fered damage, and for which we expect to be reimbursed. I am also in the dark as to who your informant is. I hope that in jus tice to all parties, you will publish this. T. T. Facntleroy. AMUSEMENTS. McSorley's Inflation—Sam'l of Posen^ The Tale of Enchantment. The Grand contained another good sized audience last night to witness the highly amusing play, "McSorley's Inflation," as performed by Hanley's company, of New York. The play is in keeping with the cele brated production of the kind by Harrigan & Hart, who seem to possess a wonderful faculty for bringing out attractions which cater to the popular fancy. As said before, the play does not aspire to dramatic merit, but as a means to captivate the average audience, it fills tbe bill to perfection. A matinee will be given this afternoon and the engagement closes to-night. Sam'l of Posen. This successful play will be produced at the Grand opera house to-morrow night for the first time, and no doubt its immense popularity will secure large audiences. A writer for the, Brooklyn Eagle speaks of tbe performance as follows: "Sam'l of Posen" is on the floodtide of success at Haverly's Brooklyn theatre. A full house greeted the commercial drummer last night. The convulsive fun of the principle character ran along without a break through the four sprightly acts of tbe play, and there were few among the large audience who did not bid good night to Sam'l with regret. Mr. Curtis has struck a responsive chord in the hearts of the play-going public, and there is little doubt that "Sam'l of Posen" would draw crowded bouses at the Brooklyn for an indefinite period. The engagement is lim ited, however, to the current week, and amusement seekers will do wisely to early avail themselves of the present opportunity of witnessing this truly remarkable produc tion. The Olympic. This cosy theater contained a large and de lighted audience last night to witness the spectacular play, "The Tale of Enchant ment," as performed by a fair company. The scenery and appointments are good, and tbe spectacular effects are interspersed with variety performances of a very pleasing character. The same bill to night. Notes. Mr. J. R. Allen, now performing at the Olympic theater, is one of the veteran ac. tors and managers of Chicago. Mr. Edgar Egerton, business manager for the Frank Mayo "Davy Crockett" company, arrived in tbe city yesterday. The Mayo company appear at tbe Grand for three nights commencing on tbe 25th inst. The Grand was illuminated for the first time publicly last night, with the incandes cent electric light. The lights worked like a charm, and expressions of admiration were heard on all sides, the effect being decidedly rich and beautiful. THE COURTS. District Court. JURY CASES. [Before Judge Wilkin.] Louisa Hill vs. the city of St. Paul; verdict of §175 damages for plaintiff. Julia B. Oakes vs. the city of St. Paul; ac tion for §4,000 damages for injury to house by the digging of a sewer; on trial. Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-day. NEW SUITS AND PAPERS FILED. Josepjh Kinzmaier vs. the Northern Pacific Railroad company; suit for §10,000 damages. Probate Court. [Before Judge McGrorty.J Estate of Isabella Grant, deceased ; peti tion lor letters of administration, filed. Hear in _c March 19, at 10 a. m. Estate of Swen Olson, deceased, petitions for letters of administration filed. Hearing March 19, at 10 a. m. Estate of Margcret Chamberlain, deceased; petition for administration filed. Hearing March 19, at 10 a. m.' Guardianship of Francis C. Atwood, minor; Petitions for appointment of S. Paul Trust company as guardians filed; appointment made. Insanity of Thomas Ji Walton; informa tion filed.. -Examination to-day at 10 a. m. Municijtal Court. | Before Judge Burr.J S. C. Bjelke, bastardy; dismissed. Louis Human, obtaining goods under false pretenses; continued to the 21st. Wm. McDonnell, drunk and disorderly; continued until to-day. J. W. Justin, drunkennesss; bail of §10 forfeited. John Scherriff, drunk and disorderly; fine of §5 paid. Terrence McDonough, disorderly; commit ted for twenty days. Anthony McDonough, resisting officer and assault; held to the grand jury. Jas. Maguire, drunkenness; fined §5. John and Thos. | Kelly, mayhem; contin ued to the 20th. Henry Smith, Larceny; committed for sixty days. Harry Gray, assault; fined $10. A $20 Biblical Prize. The publishers of Rutledgc's Monthly offer twelve valuable rewards in their Monthly for March, among which is the following: We will give $20.00 to the person telling us which is the middle verse of the Gospel of St. Mathew,as recorded in the New Testament Scriptures, (not the New Revision,) by March 10, 1S84. Should two or more correct answers be received, the Reward will be di vided. The money will be forwarded to the winner March loth, 18S4. Persons trying for the reward must send 20 cents in silver* (no postage stamps taken) with their ans wer, for which they will receive the April monthly, in which the name and address of the winner of the reward and the correct ans wer will be published, and in which several more valuable rewards will be offered. Ad dress Rutledge Publishing Compant, Eas ton, Psnnsylvania. Articles of Incorporation. Articles of incorporation of the Little Falls Water Power company were filed with the secretary of state yesterday, for the develop ment, improvement and use of the water power iu the Misissippi river at that place, by constructing, operating and maintaining dams, canals, locks, ponds, sluces, break waters, .piers, abutments, booms, mills and mill sites, and carrying on manufacture by means of such water power. The principal place of business of the company is at St. Paul aud it will commence business March 1, 1884, for a period of thirty years. The capital stock is placed at $600,000, di vided into 6,000 shares of $100 each, and the highest amount of indebtedness is lim ited to $500,000. The incorporators are Charles A. DeGraff, Lyman D. Hodge, Henry P. Upham, Milton M\ Williams and Wm. Crooks, of St. Paul, who are its first board of directors. A bible school institute is to be held Thurs day afternoon and Friday morning, afternoon and evening, at the Baptist chapel on Wa kouta street, to be participated in by the workers oi the Ftrst, Woodland park, East St. Paul and Fort Street Mission Baptist Sab bath schools. The general topic is "Our Work," and its various divisions will be treated in papers by members and then dis cussed. The first session begins Thursday at 4:S0 p. m. Vv'orkers in other Sunday schools v, ill be welceme. THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, WEDNESDAY, MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1884. HARD 'UNS. They Deployed in great Shape Before Judge Burr Yesterday Morning. "Don't you see the turtle dove sitting on yonder tree, for the sky is blue and my love is true and the world is fair to me, tome," hummed the bailiff to himself in a soft, low tone yesterday morning, as the gang came in. Maybe he was thinking of the happy clays of long ago, and maybe he was think ing of the wedding that was about to take place, for on these occasions he is always in a good humor. Htezoner was looking well too. as he took his seat on the . bench and the clerk smiled like a basket of shavings. The only fellow who didn't frtnlle was the bridegroom, yoting Bjelke, the scion of a noble house in Sweden. Large tears courseddown his honest, manly, young face and he was so sorry that the girl had appeared in court. Why the young fel low, it appeared was really in love with her and intended to marry her all the time. As to the bride, Mary Fredrickson, she blushed like a peony, and felt quite satisfied at the upshot. They were a very youthful couple, and after the ceremony they left the court quite happy. An account was given yesterday of the en counter between Terrence and Anthony Mc- Donough and Officer Getchell, in the Sixth ward Monday night. It may be remembered that the young men raised a row at Gilles pie's saloon, and after being ejected they tried to bang in the door. Terry called on hisp brother to shoot at Gillespie when Officer Getchell appeared and three snots were fired at him. The men tiien ran away and were subsequently arrested. Yesterday Anthony was tried on the charge of shooting at an officer and be was held to the grand jury and committed in default ot $1,000 bail. Terry, his brother, was committed for twenty days on the charge of disorderly. Louis Human, is human only in name, he is a mean, bold bad man, and if all the ac counts are true the hose should be turned on him. Sunday night a poor old girl named Mary Delfs was arrested for disorderly conduct. She resided over the place where Jostin kept bar and when arrested her bail was fixed at §30. She had §1$ in her trunk and she in structed Human to get this and borrow §15 more from a Mr. Allen and have her released. He did as directed but instead of having her released he took the money and skipped to Minneapolis. Yesterday he was In court, and the hearing was continued until to-morrow. Mean time he is in jail. James Maguire came into court with a piece of his nose missing. Monday night he got into a scrap, and some one hit a section out of his nose. John and Thom as Kelly were arraigned on the charge of making a meal on the bugle, but they disclaimed all knowledge of the af fair. The hearing was continued until to day. > Henry Smith was charged with cabbaging a blanket from the cutter of John Fogelberg. It was a clear case of "pinch," and he went to the bastlle for sixty days. Real Estate and Building. Thirteen tranfers of real estate were filed for record with the register of deeds yester day, the aggregate consideration amounting to §16,212. Following were the transfers: K C Reynolds to A K Kiefer, lot 30, block 106, Lyman Dayton's addition, §246. Catherine McOougan to M F Propping, lot 19 block 0, Finch's addition, §300. M F Propping to Wm Mc Gougan, lot 10, y biock 6, Finch's addition, §350. Ed Rice, Jr., to George Clarke, lot 5, block I, Watson & Rice's subdivision, §500. A Francis to Chas F Helm, lots 3 and 4, block 12, Brunson's addition, §5,5000. Chas F Helm to S B Walsh, part of lots 3 and 4, block 12, Brunson's addition, $1,833. Chas F Helm to Michael Mullane, part of lot 3 and 4, block 12, Brunson's addition, $1,833, Ramsey Crooks to L L Bigford, lot 25, block 2 of Kern's addition, §2,400. Uri L Lamprey to A E Johnson, lots 1 and 2, block 18, F Ambs' addition, West St Paul, $800. J J Connelly to Edward Langevin, lot 7, block 12, Marshall's addition, West St Paul, $1,000. R P. Lewis to Nels N Anderson, lot 7, block 15, Lewis' second addition, $400, Geo E Hoffmann to M C Bliss, lots 13 and 14, block 18, Marshall's addition, West St Paul, §1,000. Jas S Simonton to S T Bennett, lot 20, block II, Woodland park addition, $2,000. BUILDING PERMITS. The following permits to erect buildings were issued yesterday by Inspector Johnson: Fred Bvschman, one story frame dwelling, Valley street, between Waner and Linden, $500. Gustav B. Jorklund, one story frame dwell ing, Minnehaha street, between Wilde and Walsh, §300. A. W. Horenstrom, stone foundation for frame building, Decatur street, between Beaumont and Bedford, §25. Wm. Mitchell, frame kitchen, Goff avenue, between Louisa and Elizabeth streets, §125. Dayton's Bluff Chemical Company. The St. Paul fire commissioners assembled yesterday afternoon at the Central Fire hall, where after a test of the capacities of chemi cal No. 2, in front of that structure, the en gine fully equipped, was delivered over to them by Chief Black, and met with an ex pression from all, of their highest satisfac tion. During the afternoon tbe engine was placed in its new house on Dayton Bluff, with the full complement of firemen as follows: Captain—John Jackson. Lieutenant—H. N. Cook. First Pipeman—A. Myler. Second Pipeman—M. Bishoff. Driver —John Ryan. The firemen pedigree of the new company as selected by Chief Black and approved by the commissioners is as follows: John Jack son promoted from captain of engine No. 2; II. N. Cook, promoted from pipeman of No. 2; A. Myler, promoted from pipeman of No. 3; M. Bishoff, promoted from pipeman of No. 1; John Ryan, promoted from driver of No. 2. Lieut. Goltz, of hook and ladder No. 2, succeeds John Jackson as captain of engine No. 2, and truckman Maloney, of hook and ladder No. 2, succeeds Goltz as lieutenant of -engine No. 3, while Henry Eschele succeeds Maloney on the truck. W. H. Irvine is ap pointed as pipeman on engine No. 3, to suc ceed Myler, and Wm. Welch to succeed Cbok as pipeman on the same engiri>. The. form er position of Ryan as driver of engine No. 2, is taken by John J, Bell. The board further sustained the action of Chief Black in dismissing John Knowlton as driver of engine No. 1, and his. appointment of Frank Webber to the vacated position. Gas. A meeting of the chamber of commerce committee appointed to enquire into matters relating to the new market house, was held in the office of the St. Paul National bank yesterday afternoon. Mr. D: R. Noye"fe, chairman of the committee, reported progress, and among other things he submittad a number of letters from the officials of other cities* showing the price paid for gas. The highest price noted was from Detroit,which pays $1.75 per 1,000 feet, or just half the sum paid by the city of St. Paul, viz: $3.50. The next highest price is paid by Milwaukee, $1.30 per 1,000 feet; Cleveland pays $1.25 and Chicago $1 net. The committee will submit its report with re gard to the market house, at the next meet ing of the chamber of commerce. Episcopal Convocation. The eastern convocation of the Episcopal church begins its session this moruing at 11 o'clock by a public service in St. Paul's church. Rev. Dr. Welles, of Minneapolis, will preach this evening in the same place. A general temperance meeting will be held, to be addressed by Hon. Gordon E. Cole, Judge Dickenson and others. The various meetings and services of convocation will be public. The following subjects are to be discussed: Education, Probation after death, Church finances, Church work, Episcopal authority. Joseph Linzmaier yesterday begain suit agaiDst the Northern Pacific for $10,000 dam ages, incurred while he was in their employ as a laborer. Linzmaier was engaged last November on a steam shovel which was being operated by the company near Steele, Dakota. He was ordered by the foreman to go under neath an overhanging embankment and clean the shovel, and while executing this order the embankment fell, breaking and mangling his left arm so that it had to be amputated, and badly injuring him other wise. Since that time he has been helpless, hence the suit for damages. Oddfellowship. The annual session of the grand encamp ment of Odd Fellows convenes in the hall of the society, corner of Fifth and Wabashaw streets, at 10 o'clock this morning. The ses sion will be presided over by Grand Patri arch, Dr. Estes, of Lake City. At the open ing of the session Dr. Estes will give his ad dress,showing the work of the order during the past vear, followed bvthe report of the Grand Scribe, Fletcher Williams, of St. Paul. Del egates from sixteen encampments through out the state are expected, and the session will probably last two days. Written for the Globe. The Colored Porter on a Southern Train. "You is mighty reasonable sah, people is always so sure they kin tell just where they leave things. You has no idea sah, what us porters has to stand. Why just the other morning a man accused me of stealing his stockings when I blacked his shoes, he knew he put them In his shoes, he just kept at me till I asked him what he s'posed I wanted of his old dirty socks; then I found them in his bed." A clerical gentleman coming in asked where his berth was. "Right here, sah; No. 13, sah." "Yes, but the agent said I could have my choice, a middle lower berth." "Maybe, sah, you done understood him wrong." "Not by any means; the company is a humbug, and you are all banded together." "I does the best I can sah." In the morn ing an irate Englishman who had the night before given the conductor a tremendous blessing could not find his collar button, the meek porter searched the bedding, felt all over the floor and anxiously poked in every corner; another theft has been committed, but the . porter would not giAe up his search, and at last said to the fuming briton, "Maybe sah the button done slipped down inside your shirt, they sometimes does sah, just let me feel, yes sar I'se done found it." With a sheepish look the Englishman re tired to recover his stolen button, while the porter, finding me a willing listener, went on with his recol lections, "Yes sah, I'se done found almost everything in this car. False teeth, button hooks, rings, pocket books, umbrel las, canes, coats, hats, caps, just everything people travel with, mostly they sends for them, but lawd bless you when anything is missed, people always know just where they put it and either I must have moved it or else it was stolen. Now I likes you sah, you is reasonable, you say, you thought you left it there, but you isn't certain. These people who is so mighty certain is always wrong." The porterwas right, speedy and positive elusions are untrustworthy. M. T. G. Bill Nye on Royalty and the Royal Route. Special Correspondence of the Daily Globe: I am down on royalty with two exceptions, viz: the royalty that the bald-headed author rakes in on the sale of his poems, and the "Royal Route," from St. Paul to Chicago. First impressions are very telling, and they are generally correct. When you get the first glimpse of the handsome trains on the "Royal Route" you are pleased. When you enter, you are gratified, and you test the com forts provided for the traveler you are de lighted. To begin with, the first car on the train is a model of comfort and cleanliness. It was not made to catch and hold the scraps, the cigar stubs and the apple peelings of the pre vious week. It is started clean and kept clean, besides it is a new car and made in that bright, light, cheery selection of woods that keep bright and cheerful in their colors. The Royal Route has taken advantage of this fact and used it throughout the entire train. The day coaches, tbf djning cars and the sleepers are as bright and cheery as your home can be and there are few who can afford such homes as the Royal route furnishes them when they travel. Few at home are surrounded by the plate glass, the olive brown and scarlet plush, the hand painted and inlaid words, the white holly, the heavy carving and the solid brass and bronze that go to make up the decorations of the Royal route coaches. Underneath you the gentle springs, the easy motion of the coach and the smooth level road bed unite to make you glad that you were born during the present century. The best feature of the whole system un der its present management is that you are impressed at once with the idea that it is the first trip that train has made. I mean that you are not reminded of the thousands of people who have occupied the smoker on that day, coach, or dining car or sleeper before you. Now, if other people are like me, the bane of travel, whether you are at the union depot, in a hack, a street car, a hotel or a train, is the memory of the dear departed. I don't know exactly what it Is, but it's generally there. You can forget that the total stranger has just left that car and bequeathed to you the remembrance n.__,._...i : You may go from . the pi lot of the engine to the rear platform of the rear sleeper on. the Royal route, and you ivDl say it is the best appear ing train of cars that runs along the surface of .the earth.- The Royal route, however, makes a spe cialty of feeding people on its trains, so that many who haven't had a square meal for years may take a pleasant ride, and at the same time a dinner, twenty-five miles in length. I once knew a young man who came from the far east, poor and emaciated. He drifted into Wisconsin for his health, and his head was level, too, for there's nothing like Minnesota and Wis cousin ozone for the wappy-jawed invalid. You can go out any day and get enough ozone in half an hour to make a mess. Well, this attenuated youth when he struck Wisconsin actually hadn't flesh enough on his bones to bait a trap. A buzzard wouldn't follow him two rods for the privilege of pol ishing his skeleton. He struck the trout country along the St. Croix and the bass and pickerel vineyards of Minnesota and he ate a few meals on the Royal Route and the flush of health mounted 'to his cheeks. He got strong and well, and fat as a member of congress from David Davis' district, and they say now he catches trout summers along the Kinni Kinnick and rides on the Royal Route winters, so that he can get his meals in the dining car. Mind you, I don't state this for a fact, but it was told to me by a man who had no inter est whatever in the road, and I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be just as he stated. Anyhow, If you try the Royal route to Chicago you will think it true. The Rochester Poultry Show. [Special Telegram to the Globe, f Rochester, Feb. 19.—The poultry show opened up this morning, but owing to the supervision of trains the display is still com paratively small. A large number of fine flowls are on the way and will probably gc% through to-night. The entry books show fifteen classes all well filed. B. B. Clark, of Beloit, the judge and secretary is here. C. J. Ward, editor of the American poultry journal is expected to-night. Birds constantly arriving and to-morroW there will be a fine display. Old Bronson Alcott, who has been at the point of death for months past, is now able to lean on his nurse and walk about with a cane. He even talks of taking a prominent part in the proceeding of the Concord School of Philosophy next summer. Their ranks have increased until now there are 193,000 docters in this country, and a man doesn't know which way to dodge any more, INJUSTICE TO DAKOTA. All Legislation Looking to Admission Killed by the Cut-Throat Pol icy of Opposing Factions. CoL Pat Donan in Flowery and Forcible Language Advocates the Bights and Bewails the Wrongs of the Territory. fSpecial Telegram to the Globe.] Washington, Feb. 19.—There have been more people here from Dakota so far this sea son than from all the other territories taken together. Now, however, they are beginning to scatter and many of them started honreward this evening, disgusted with everybody and everything connected with Washington, and the government. They have accomplished nothing for Dakota. For this they have only themselves to blame. The factions have virtually hamtrung each other. One gang headed by Ordway swears the sentiment of Dakota J? solid against division, and is enthusiastically for admission as one grand state. The other gang, headed by Moody et al., swear no less vehemently that the whole population is howling for division, mad for it, and will never, no never, so help them, agree to come in as one huge, unwieldy, heterogeneous mass of kickers and incongruities. One side contradicts and denies every statement made by the other, and the resist is that congressmen and senators set the whole crew down as liars or asses, and refuse to do anything. Ordway and some of the north Dakota crowd were fools enough when they first came here to talk about putting a bill through legalizing the capital removal. They have found out by this time that a more preposterous Impossibility could not hate been suggested. They cannot do anything. Ordway is a stench in the nostrils of decent men here, and his connection with any measure is enough to bring it under suspicion, if not to damn it, however fair it may be in itself. While It is entirely im probable that anything will be done for Da kota during the present session, a bill has been drawn and presented to the house com mittee on territories which, it is claimed, would receive the support of all the inhab itants of Dakota, other than those who have personal aims and plans to press. It was ad vocated by the committee In a very eloquent manner by Col. P. Donan, of Fargo. The following is a report of his remarks: Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Com mittee: I have been requested by represen tative citizens of Dakota to present to you the bill providing for the holding of a con stitutional convention in that territory, and for taking the other preliminary steps towards admission into the Union a's a state. In do ing so I shall attempt no speech, and make no effort to enlighten you as to the condition, the needs or the claims of Dakota, as no one can be a well educated American until he has seen that great northwestern empire. I take it for granted that most of the members of your committee have visited the territory more or less recently and all I deem it necessary to do is to call your attention to a few facts in regard to it that may partially escape your notice or your recollection. Dakota is the largest and most important territory of the Union. It is greater and grander in domain than all the New England states, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and half of Pennsyl vania combined. It is 30,000 square miles or nearly 20,000,000 acres larger than all Great Britain and Ireland. Its resources are as rich and as varied as its area is vast, and within its borderslie the grandest grain fields and gold mines in the world, while its millions on millions of acres of pas ture land are unsurpassed beneath the sun. It is a land of wheat fields and meadows, of fruit trees and golden grain ; under the belt, a garden of flowers and the bluest of heavens bending above and resting its arch on the walls of the forest. It is an empire more glorious than many old world kingdoms and principalities, rich beyond all compariscn, healthful in climate and blessed with a population of unsurpassed intelligence, energy and enterprise. God's star-gemmed skies never domed a lovlier domain, or one more, fit for queenly mem bership in the great American sisterhood of states. Its growth has been unparalleled in the history of the world. Little more than twelve years ago it was officially pronounced "a frigid alkali desert, uninhabited and un inhabitable;" but seven years and a half ago Custer and his battalion were massacred by the Sioux just over its western border, and wild beasts and wilder men roamed undisturbed over nearly all its broad plains and valleys. In that brief period scarcely a clock tick in the world's long arch of ages, magical cities like Fargo, Deadwood, Bismarck, Jamestown, Grand Forks, Sioux Fads, Huron and a hun dred others that might be named, have sprung from the wild prairie grass. Electric lights send forth their radiance where but yesterday unexplored darkn'ss reined su preme. Long trains of palace cars fly thun dering and shrieking across golden harvest burdened plains, where but a few moons ago the buffalo pastured and the grey wolf trafre his prey. Churches, schools, banks, street railways aud daily papers are sown broadcast all over the feed ing places of yesterday's antelope and red deer, all the wild rumors of the orient dwin dle into nothingness beside the every day re alities of Dakota's progress. From, a popu lation of 14, ISO in 1870 and of 135,000 in 1880, the territory has risen to 250,000 in 1882 and full 350,000 in 1883, and the tide of immigration still rolls In with an ever in creasing surge, so that the close of the pres ent year will undoubtedly find us with near ly if not quite a half million peo ple; our taxable valuation increased nearly 1,000 per cent, in the three years from June 30, 1880, to June 30, 1883. Our postal revenues in the same period have increased 250 per cent.: our banking facilities, 1,200 per cent.; our churches, 850 per cent.; our schools, over 2,000 per cent.; our dally news papers, 1,5Q0 per cent., 'and our weekly pa pers, 400 per cent.; our railroad mileage, 400 per cent., and the amount of land taken up by settlers for actual cultivation, 1,100 percent. We have more miles of rail road than fourteen of the states and all of the territories. We have more daily papers than any one of the southern states and more than five of the northern states. We have more presidential post offices than any southern state except Texas and more than six of the northern states; and in every other element of quali fication for reputable statehood our progress has been unexampled in human annals. We are the largest body of people on the continent who are denied all rights of self government. The great principle of "no taxation without representation" for which our brothers went to war is set at naught whenever the borders of our territory are crossed. Nearly four hun dred thousand free born American citizens are virtually disfranchised because they live in Dakota. We have no voice or vote in the selection of who are to govern us, and the evils of CARPET BAG RULE, of which our friends in the south so bitterly and so justly complained, are in full force among us. A Roman proconsulate or a Tur kish pashawlice would be fully as republican, fully as democratic, fully as American, as the domination of exported officials. The rules of appointed strangers and aliens to which we are subjected, our population is too great our interests too vast for a continuance of this anomalous condition of things with out incalculable injury to our territory and ourselves. We only ask the common right of Ameri can citizenship, we only pray for the liberty to govern ourselves as we deem best, we only beg the boon of "home rule," only crave admission into the Union and equality with other citizens of the republic—political equality with Carolina negroes and Texas cowboys. Is this an extravagant demand for us to make? We have in the past two or three years made many futile efforts to secure these priv- ilege=—these rights. We have sent delega tion after delegation to plead with congress to treat us as something better than a band of unruly Sioux or Kickapoos on a doubtful reservation. We have held conventions, framed constitutions, pasKd resolutions and presented memorials in vain. We have piped unto you and you would not dance; we have mourned unto you and you have virtually told us to go to the devil. We now wish to try a new plan to attain what we believe to be our constitutional rights. We wish your high authorization for a legal, peaceful and honest movement toward statehood. We think the bill we offer properly amended furnishes at least a fair foundation to stand upon. It postpones the whole matter of admis sion until after the presidential election, so that no uncertain Dakota blizzard can chill the aspirations of any distinguished '•possi bility." It leaves the whole vexed question of division into two states or admission as one to a majorityof a convention to be selected fairly by a vote of the people of the whole territory; so that if our friends of South Da kota who outnumber us of North Dakota by two or three to one, desire division they have only to say so at the polls and to find under this bill a way at least stamped with your high authority for attaining the object of their wishes and their hopes. An amendment submitting the question of division to a vote of the people and then providing for the organization in accordance with the result of that election of one or two states would be sat isfactory to me. I have no partisan or sectional interest In the matter. All I wish, all I ask. is that the people of Da kota may be permitted to decide fully, fr.tly and fairly at the polls what is best for them selves and their grand territory, and when that decision is made may be enabled to carry it into effect. On all these grounds I pray some favorable action on the part of your committee, some action that will give us a substantial foothold on which to begin the formation of a commonwealth of which all of you and the republic may never have reason to be ashamed. Some of Harriet Jlartineatt's i'eeitliarities. [James Payn in the Cornhill.j To herself, however, eating and drinking mattered nothing: she had no scii~e of taste whatever. "Once,"' she told me with a smile, when I was expressing my pity for this de privation of hers, "I tasted a leg, of mutton and it was delicious. I was going out as it happened, that day, to dine with Mr. Mar shal at Coniston, and I am ashamed to say that I looked forward to the pleasures of the table with considerable eagerness; but noth ing came of it—the gift was withdrawn as suddenly as it came." The sense of smell was also denied her, as it was to Wordsworth; in his case, too, curiously enough, it was vouchsafed to him, she told me, upon one occasion only. "He once smelt a bcanfield, and thought it heaven.'' It has often struck me that this deprivation of those external senses (for she lost, her hearing very early) may have had considera ble influence iu forming Miss Martiueau's mental characteristics; but if it turned her attention to studies more or less abstruse, aud which an- seldom pursued by those of her own sex, it certainly never "hardened" her. Her In-art was as kind and gentle as thoug the song of the birds and the sigh of the sea, had fallen not only upon open cars, but upon ears attuned to them, while her patience when conversation was going on about her in which she was so well fitted to join, but could not, was touching to witness. She could never understand why deaf peo ple should be so often considered morose and impatient, while those who were atliiet ed with blindness enjoyed a reputation for the contrary virtues. An acquaintance of hers once explained it in a manner entirely satisfactory to himself. "Blind people, my dear madam, being entirely dependent upon their fellow creatures, are obliged for their own sakes to be always civil and agreeable to everybody." "I see," she answered, withdrawing her trumpet from her ear (to show the conversa tion was closed) and pressing one tooth tightly on her lip, as her habit was when dis pleased; "a very charitable view.1' Once only did I ever see her exhibit any active indignation. It was soon after her translation of Cornte appeared, all the pro ceeds of which—and, considering the nature of the work, they were considerable—she sent, by the by, to that philosopher, whose affairs were at that time in afarfrom flourish ing condition. In proportion to her admira tion of hi6 theories, she despised those of the metaphysicians who "did not know what they thought," and at this inopportune epoch a metaphysician of celebrity happened to call upon her. She asked him to luncheon, and In ignorance, I believe, of his hostess having had anything to do with Cornte whatever, he blundered upon tbe dangerous topic. I gave him a hint of his peril, but it is very difficult to stop a metaphysician, or perhaps I was beneath his notice. At all events he delivered quite a lecture against Cornte and his creed. When he bad quite done, Miss Martineau put this questhjn to him with chilling gravity. "Pray, sir, have you ever read Cornte?" The wretched metaphysician changed color and stammered out, "Well, yes, at least, I have dipped into him." "Dippedinto him!" exclaimed Miss Mar tineau, with sublime contempt (which re minded me, nevertheless, of Mr. Sniveller's condemnation of the practice of sippins.; beer). "No sir, you have only dipped into some review of him. When yod have looked at that Shelf yonder," and she pointed with her trumpet to the bookcase behind her, "you may then say for the first time that you have seen Comte's works." Women I'llysieiaits. We think, says The Philadelphia Record, that the main opposition to the entrance of woman into the medical profession has its oritfin either in the jealousy of vested inter ests—the keep-those-out-that-are-out-fecliiii;— or in the idea that woman is uot possessed of BUfficient capacity to permit her to practice. The first of these sentiments is indefensible, but It is eminently human. All trades and professions are more or less antagonistic to newcomers. The feeling has nothing to do with sex, for there is no doubt that when many ladies have graduated as practitioners they will entertain a similar sentiment against invaders of cither sex. But the sec ond idea needs serious consideration, for there is in it both truth and falsity. The ca pacity of a woman to practice can be proven by the same tests as are used in the case of men. If she prove herself, upon examina tion, to be equal in capacity to the male grad uates, no argument can be adduced against her entrance into the profession that can not be used with equal force against her male rivals. We all know that these tests are in sufficient; that many men who would be bet ter employed in wielding a hammer or carry ing a hod are engaged iu dealing with dis ease; but the remedy for this is to be found in the exaction of greater capacity in all who are allowed to graduate, and not in the ex clusion of woman through dread of any fan cied inferiority. The world appears to be very slow to ap preciate the mental difference between the two sexes. There is much debate about woman's inferiority, but the prevalent idea among her detractors and defenders of both sexes appears to be that the similarity is greater than it is. In actual fact, the men tal difference is at least as great as the physi cal difference, and there are in the great mammalian class few species in which the sexes are in form so diverse as in our own. This diversity does not unfit woman for the practice of medicine, but it unfits her for certain fields of practice, and fits her for other fields for which men are eminently unfitted, although until recently they have been in full possession. By a barbarous and brutal custom, handed down from the ages of darkness, and productive of un numbered scandals and numberless out rages which never even become scandal, our wives, whose persons we call sacred, allow themselves and are allowed by us, to be treat ed by men In precisely those cases in which their sex is concerned. It has been argued that were women to become physicians dan gers aud scandals of a similar nature would arise from the attendance of lady doctors up on male patients in cases of a certain kind. This is true; yet if society becomes awaken ed to the unnecessary anomallsm it now tol erates it will certainly never countenance the anticipated one. The intimate communion which takes place between patient and physician makes it proper that, unless already " through rela tionship, marriage, or long acquaintenance their position to each other is well defined, they should be of the same sex In every In stance that permits of choice with the assur ance of requisite skill. The entrance of woman into the medical profession has been and is rendered hard by the fact that almost all the means of in-truetion are in the hands of men. It appears incontrovertible that students of the two sexes should not be pres ent at the same dissecting lesson, and that female students should not be Instruct".! ia certain essential parts of anatomy and phys iology when male students are present. To make a commencement, some determined women had to break down Hw barrier at any risk to themselves: but. now that It is brok en—now that woman doctor-, pn-uiuably as well qualified u ordinary maacoUne physi cians, are an established far?—le- our lady students be taught and graduate apart: let the profesaon who instruct them be female*, whenever possible, and let eaeh sex, as a rule, confine its work to patients of the same sex. Will Carleton* I.iterari Career. It is not more than a dozen yean a^o that the publication of ••Betsey audi are Out" an nounced the appearance of a new poet in the ■west. It was first printed in the Toledo Blade; and young authors who have their laurels as well as their living to gain may be consoled to learn that it was sent to that paper as a gratuitous contribution. The writer was so little known that he did not deem it wise to diminish the chances of his venture by ferighting it w.th a fixed [nice. Its success was Immediate and phenomenal. It was copied into newspapers all over the country, public readers took it up, and it was soon heard recited more or less badly from every lyeeum platform; and while people were inquiring, "Who is the author? individuals never heard from before or since coolly stepped forward and claimed it. Fortunately then were more than one of them, and they clamed too much; they could not all have written it, except on some such the ory as that which attributes the work-of a more illustrious Will to an association of small writers who pooled their wits to make a great one. ••Will Carleton" proved to be no delusive pseudonym, but the real name of the author. of whom more was to be heard anon. He was then a little more than twenty-five years old, having been born on his father's farm, near Hudson, in Lenawee county, state of Michigan, in 1845. He came of Old Km; lish B*OCk, twice transplanted, once to New England, and again to the west forty or fifty years ago. His father, a native of New Hamp shire, was one of the early pioneers of Michigan," as it was then called. With his own hands he cleared the land for the farm where he passed the remainder of his life, and where his five children were born. Ho died soon after he had seen the only one of them who survives—the one in whom many hoj.es must have centred—achieve a repu tation. He was ■ man of sterling worth, ami a useful and intluental citizen. The mother, likewise of English Btock, ami a lit companion for such a husband, i- Mill liv ing, Win Carleton was bred up to the usual life of a farmer's boy, but bis desire for knowledge soon took him out of the rank and file of that average numerous class. It, Incited him, while still in the district school, to stud} Latin, algebra, and geometry at home, and afterward to walk five miles daily through Michigan BnOWS and mud for the privilege of attending a high school. What could be done with a hard-working farmer's limited means to forward his education, the father did nngrudlngly; but at sixteen the boy began to help himself by teaching, and often afterward resorted to that handy occu pation to defray the expenses of his college course. He chose the career of a journalist, and with this in view entered Billsdali lege in isf,5. Graduating in lso.t, be Joined the editorial staff of an agricultural paper in Chicago, and later became editor of the Detroit Weekly Tribune. Meanwhile something deeper and wiser than the boyish choice was shaping his course aud preparing him for his real roca tion. Emerson says, "Do not choose," meaning that we arc to let the lords of lite choose for us. What they—the spiritual forces of society and the times, conspiring with individnl genius— chose for Will Carle ton was something different from the editor ial work which was the height of his early ambition. During his "Junior" vacation, in the summer of 1808, he wrote at Aurora, Illinois a poem for the political campaign, entitled "Fax." For an impartial test "' Its merits, and perhaps also to save himself from hum iliation in case of failure, he lir.-t read it to an audience in a neighboring town where be was unknown. (inly about a dozen persons were present, and it was noticeable that, in stead of competing for front seats, they ex hibited some wariness in keeping near the door, from which escape from too heavy au iniliction of poetry might be possible with out disturbing the meeting. So far from quietly Stealing away, however they remained to tender the reader a vote of thanks, and the result was that the poem was not only re peated the next night to a crowded house, but became widely popular thronghout the campaign. Such was the beginning of his work as a lecturer and reciter of his own poems, which before long began to absorb a large share of his time and energies, and has continued to do. so to the present, time. At his graduation, in 1809, he delivered his poem, "Rifts in the Clouds." whieh was favorably received by the people and press of the State; and be wrote for Decoration day, 1870, "Cover them Over," whieh has been recited or Bung on Decoration-days all over the country ever since. Meanwhile he printed some short poems in newspapers; but it was not until the appear ance of "Betsey and I are out." early in 1871, that he became extensively known, That popular poem was reproduced with ill ustrations in Harper's Weekly, to which he shortly afterwards contributed its sequel, "How Betsey and I Make l'p," which, un like most sequels, was not a week imitation of the original, bnt a continuation of the story, written with the same humor, sincerity and force. From that time his reputation was so secure that he himself could not check it by writing aarelessly or writing toe much. "Betsy" was quickly followed up—perhaps too quickly—by other pieces of a similar character, and the result was a collection of then), with some of his earlier productions, in the volume entitled Farm Ballads, pub lished, with popular illustrations, in 1873. This was Will Carleton's first book, with the exception of a thin volume of boyish poems printed, at his own expense, several years before, but now long out of print, the la-t of the edition being "gxbausted," he tells us by the Chicago fire. He had already, in 1*72, retired from edi torial work, iu order to devote himself to authorship, study and travel. Farm Ballads met with an enormous sale for a volume of poems; and in 1S75 it was followed by Farm Legends, a similar collection, which, while presenting fewer striking points than its predecessor, contained many characteristic pieces, and was hardly less successful. A year later appeared Young Folks' Centennial Rhymes, which bears evidences of having been written in haste, and has hardry more than the poor excuse of timeliness for having been written at all. In lssi followed the third of the "Farm" series, Farm Festivals. comprising several of his best ballads and tales in verse, together with some uot to good, the whole connected by a sort, of ma chinery which could have been spared—nar rative verse that reminds one of the patches of clay used to stop the thinks between tim bers of an old fashioned backwoods house.— J. T. Trowbridge, in Harpers Magazine for March. LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS. A meeting of the South Minneapolis Busi ness and Improvement Association was held last evening at Higgins' hall, for the purpose of arranging for au annual meeting to be held on the first Tuesday in March, at which a permanent organization will be effected. A. C. Hangan'was elected temporary treas urer to enroll members and and receive membership fees ane dues prior to the first annual meeting. Tbe membership fee is fixed at §1.00, and the annual dues at the same amount, and they are to go to the fund for the improvement and general advance ment of the business interests of South Min neapolis. . To call a little girl deer is making game of her.