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ST. PAUL NEWS. HORSE STEALING CASE. Further Hearing of Testimony Yester day-One Witness Carries a Gun. Sensational and Spicy De\elopments--The Statute of Limitations Prevails and the Case is Dismissed. Morning Session. The examination of ex-deputy sheriff Har rison, charged with the larceny of Capt. Bre sett's horse, was resumed in the police court before Jud<:e Burr, yesterday morning. The Intense interest felt in the case was manifest ed by the immense crowd that filled the court room; the isles were blockaded and every foot of space was taken up. The prisoner James Saxby was put on the stand, and he was subjected to a searching cross-examination, his testimony in Hiicf, however, being not shaken. GEO. W. WOOLBST. At 11 o'clock Geo. W. Woolsey was called, and his appearance was the occasion for quite a sensation. He testified substantially as follows: Had a conversation with defendant about the horse about three or four days after it was stolen. I introduced Saxby to Harrison. I never had any conversation about the horse before it was stolen: a few days after wards defendent came to me and asked, If I thought Saxby was smart enough to get out of the country with the horse; I intro duced him to Harrison for the purpose of having Bresett whipped or slugged. At this point Mr. Erwin said that he would like to have the witness disarmed. Counsel said the witness had his hand In his pocket on his revolver, and counsel called on the court to make him give up the gun. Woolsey then rose to his feet and address ing the court, he said that he was willing to give up his gun if the court would disarm the defendant and others in the court room. His life, he said, had been threatened, and he only wanted to protect himself. The court called on Bailiff Clousc to search Harrison, which was done but no weapon was found on his person. Judge Burr then said that he wanted it dis tinctly understood that any demonstration whatever in the court room would meet with the extreme punishment of the law. The witness then proceeded. He testified that defendant had frequently spoken to him about the horse after it had been stolen. Wit ness had introduced Saxby to Harrison; de fendant said he had paid Saxby £25; he did'nt say whether Saxby or himself had stolen the mare; witness had been on very friendly terms with the defendant. The purpose he wanted Saxby for was to down Bresett; defendaut said that John Grace and Bresett were doing him political harm and he wanted to down them. Cross-examination—Defendant, said he wanted Bresett licked and slugged; I had nothing against Bresett; I procured Saxby to do the job; the latter was at my father's house; I brought him over.to see Harrison to do anything the former wanted him to do; it did not interest me one way or another; I did it out of friendship for Harrison; I simply gave him an introduction ; I told him Mr. Harri son wanted a man licked, and he said he would do the job; I noticed Saxby's absence, but did not know what he was doing until Harrison told me; I didn't know the house was going to be taken; I showed Saxby the roads around Minneapolis so that he could get out of the country after he hi:d slugged Bressett; I don't think it much harm to lick a man if he deserves it; Harrison wanted him done up in good shape. (Laughter.) I knew Saxby; don't know how he was going to whip him; I supposed he was going to take advantage of him. if he got the chance. I went to Brown's Valley to see Saxby and find out where the mare was; he wanted to have Saxby arrested, find the mare anil vindicate himself. I went to Saxby and told him that Harrison was going to do him up; this was five or six weeks ago; I gave him a revolver and told him to protect himself, I gave him the revolver in February; there was no conspiracy about it; Saxby was never asked to put the affair on anybody; I did not force Saxby to tell anything; I didn't know where the mare was until February; Harrison told me he wnntcd to get rid of him and that he was going to do him up; by doing him up, I mean that he was boing to lick him, he was going to do him up one time at the Chippewa house; I never saw him make a move to do him up; I went to Bresett and told him where the mare was; I stated what I knew of the affair; the first I knew that the mare was stolen was from defend ant, who told me at the jehool house in Min neapolis; I sent money to Mrs. Saxby at Os age, Mitchell county; I saw a letter from Saxby to Harrison; it was dated in August last at St Joe, Mo., it stated that he had seen the marc. I never received any promise of con sideration or pardon in the matter. Witness here said that he had had a con versation with the council, Mr. Erwin, in which he, witness, had authorized a card drawn up saying that he knew nothing of the affair. He had done this, lie said, to find out what tliey had to say about the matter. At that meeting Mr. Harrison said in the presence of counsel and others, that ho would have to put a log chain and lock on the mare to keep her. Witness then testified that offers had been made to him at the meet ing in Mr. Erwin'soffice, of free defense, and ready bail, in case of his arrest. Re-direct—Witness did not know where the mare was until he saw the letter last August. At this point the court adjourned until 2 o'clock. t Afternoon Session. The court re-assembled at 2 o'clock, when Mr. Erwin recalled Woolsey and questioned him as to the conversation that took place in lawyer Weymouth's office a couple of weeks ago. At the time named, wituess testified that he had said he was looking for Harrison; that he understood Harrison was going to do him up and that if he laid a hand ou him he would do him up; At that time witness ex hibited a revolver and said that Harrison had been dodging him all day. Counsel asked witness if he had not been sent to the penitentiary for having in his possession counterfeiting tools. Witness re plied that he had been sent up and pardoned, and that the reason why he was convicted was because he, Mr. Erwin, as counsel, had thrown the case for §360. On being asked if he was not convicted of horse stealing in, lowa the witness became excited and made personal reflections bearing on the counsel. Mrs. Saxby, the wife of the prisoner, was the next witness. Witness had seen defendant Harrison, she had first seen him about three years ago in Woolsey's house. Mrs. Woolsey and the husband of witness were present. Harrison enquired of Saxby about the horse he had stolen; he had asked what kind of a time he had had and where he had left the horse. Saxby related his journey to him and incidents of the trip. At this meeting, Harrison referred to the children and the witness, and he said they should never want for anything. Witness knew that a horse had been stolen, but she did not know who it belonged to. Cross-examination—Witness had come from Osage, la., to Minneapolis; she had been in the latter place about two weeks when she saw Harrison ; had been residing at Woalseys for about a week; had not received letters from her husband while he was in Missouri; when he returned he took the family and they went to Wool- Bey's house; there had been no talk of the horse hitherto; had heard about the horse when her husband returned from Clear lajka; when Harrison called her husband was mi; after a while he came in and then they talk ■■: about the horse; Mr. Saxby told about the horse getting in a ditch; Harrison said he had done a slick thing in getting away with the horse and he gave him $10. CAPT. BRESSETT. Capt. Bressett was then sworn. Witness first detailed as to missing the mare. She was rained at $500; had known Harrison about ten years; on the 18th of September, 18S0, Mr. Harrison and a bosom friend met witness at the Opera house; they shook hands and Harrison said that Aleck McKenzie was at the Mer chants' hotel and that he wanted to see him, Bresett, on very important business. Wit ness accompanied them to the Merchants hotel but McKenzie could not be found; Harrison said he would look him up and started off; witness and the friend of Harri son's remained at the Merchants until ten o'clock, when they started up town. On reaching Donnelly's saloon, Harrison was found; he laughed and said that he couldn't find McKenzie; witness remained down town until about one a. in.; the next morn ing at seven a. m. his wife woke him up say ing that his mare had been stolen; witness said: "Harrison put up the job; I got the steer last night." Witness then detailed his search for the mare and related the circumstances which led to its recovery, all of which have been fully detailed before. Cross examination—Witness referred to meeting Harrison in Donnelly's saloon; he was in company with a friend, now deceased. I They may have taken drinks and cigars; | they did not go toChinn's club rooms that i night; had not walked up the street with j Chfnn and Harrison that night; had walked jup Third street with Hollinshead. At that ; time witness resided on Forbes j street; could not state the exact distance; i had put the mare in the barn himself the [ night preceding; the mare was well marked; a description was then given of the horse, Mrtiich was described as the very picture of Dexter: had bought her in 1878; everybody seemed to know her; the night she was stolen it rained and was cloudy. Witness thought the men had given him the "steer;" he thought that one man keeping him at the Merchants and the other looking for McKenzie was a clear "steer." Witness had met Harrison the next day, and he said he would help him to find the mare; witness referred to a letter directed to box "V," Clear Lak", which mentioned the horse. Received the letter after the talk with Wool sey; did not know that Woolsey had corre sponded with a woman in Clear Lake, with the view of having letters sent about the horse. Witness had a pointer last October, that If he could get in with Woolsey he could find out where his horse was; Woolsey had not pros ecuted the case with the idea of getting a re ward; witness had agreed to pay his ex penses and give him $50 in case he got the mare; the only feeling between witness and Harrison was political; had never had any trouble. Aliusion was then made to the trips of defendant to Bismarck and New Orleans. Mr. Erwin here wanted to dismiss the case, it having been shown, he said, that de fendant had been a resident of the state all the time since the commission of the offense, over three years ago. Mr. John C. O'Brien opposed the motion, saying that the pleading of the statue of limi tations was an admission that a crime had been committed; the lapse of three years' time did not operate as a bar to further prosection; the statute of limitations had nothing to do with the crime; it was merely a privilege of the defendant; the statute must be set up and proved by the defense; the statute said that no indictment should be found after three years for certain crimes: the functions of the gjand jury and the police court were entirely different; the duty of this court was to ascertain if a crime had been committed;it had nothing to do with the statue of limitations. County Attorney Egan spoke of the statute of limitations which he said was employed as a defense; the court may be governed by the statute; if it appeared that an offense had been committed, and that probable cause existed for believing the prisoner guilty, he must be committed for trial. The statute was argued at some length by the counsel. In reply Mr. Erwin said that the position taken by the counsel was one of eminent sophistry; he hardly knew how to reply to such an argument; because the statute did not refer to the statute of limitation, did not bar the court from considering the statute made by the state; it was a grant made by the state and it was the state's grant of am nesty and grace and it was intended that this court and all the courts in the state should take notice of it; the state's grant of amnesty was conceded by the prosecution. Counsel alluded at considerable length to the statute of limitations, defining the act as intended by the legislature, and illustrating its bearing on the present case. The state, he said, was the grantor; it was a right, an act of amnesty made by the sovereign state. The court should not bind ' a man over to a powerless grand jury; a body which could not indict him; In alluding to the testimony in the case counsel said he had been astounded at the nature of the prosecution; the malice of Woolsey was shown to a terrible extent; he had tried his best to calumniate the defend ant by the most disgusting and desperate means; he had given utterance to the most villianous lies; to say that he, Bill Erwin,had saved his client ;there was not a boy from the mountains to the sea but what would hurl the hellish and infamous lie back as a creation of his fiendish brain; it was the concocted lie of villains to give color to their hideous and hellish scheme; Woolsey and Saxby stood the self-confessed thieves of Capt. Bresett's horse. Counsel made an el oquent speech, referring to ihe characters of the witnesses for the prosecution and con trasting their lives with that of Harrison. The court said that a fair construction of the statute required that the absence from the state, set up in the complaint, while alone charged an offense, must be proved. As it had not been, the motion to dismiss was granted. About Emigration. Mr. John R. Romain, general emigration agent of the Erie railroad, New York city, and W. H. Hurlburt, general western passen ger agent af the same road, with headquar ters at Chicago, arc. at the Metropolitan. Mr. Romain is one of the oldest and best in formed men in the emigrant business, and has been engaged in the same for a great many years. He can remember when it was not customary to book emigrants beyond Chicago, and when St. Paul, Omaha" and Kansas City were added to the booking points. Now he finds that St. Paul is the objective point for a large number of European emigrants. The Erie railroad claims to be the pioneer emi gration line, and has always been in advance to adopt ways and means for the protection of emigrant passengers, and their prompt transportation. The emigrant business of the road has grown to such dimensions that it has become necessary for the road to create a separate and independent depart ment for it, with Mr. Romain at the head of it. This road has a cen tral European agency at London, with in numerable auxiliary agencies throughout Great Britain and the continent of Europe. Throughout the west and northwest this road is continually booking agents at all points. If any road is entitled to credit for the man ner of managing this vast emigration busi ness it is the Erie. The business of Mr. Romain, here at the present time, is to visit and examine the different agencies, and to generally look over the ground in regard to emigration. Articles of Incorporations. Articles of incorporation' were filed with the secretary of state yesterday of the "So cita Italian a Dante Alighieri di Matuo Soccor to," of St. Paul, whose general purpose and plan of operation is to be the mutual benefit and improvement of the members, and to aid. those who may need assistance. Any person of good character speaking the Italian lauguac;e is entitled to membership on the payment of a fee of $2 and a tax of fifty cents a month. No corporate stock is to be issued. The first president is G. De France; vice president, A. Zaccagnini; secretary, S. Ungaretti; treasurer, M. Palmini, • and" di rectors, A. De Gloria, B. Di Beue, C. Gre gori.. G. Mediani and U. Pardi. The Garland Suit for Damages. The suit of Mary A. Garland, administra trix of the estate of Thomas P. Garland, against the city for §5,000 damages, was commenced to be heard before a jury in the district "court yesterday, Brisbin «fc Farrell appearing for the plaintiff, and City Attorney Murray for the city. It will be remembered that in November, 1881, Thomas P. Garland while driving home in the early evening, ran upon a pile of dirt at the corner of Fort street and Goodrich avenue, result ing from excavations for a sewer manhole, and was thrown from his wagon, receiving injuries which the complaint avers were the cause of his death about a year and a half later. THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, FRIDAY MORXIXG, FEBRUARY 22, 1884. DIABOLISM. Mrs. Wenzel's Complaint Against Two Drunken Brutes—Dr. Dwyer's Case—Fined $20 for Raising Perdition- Selling Liquor Without a License. About as low villains and as diabolical a crime, if the allegations of the complaint are true, as the court has ever been called upon to investigate, came up in the police court yesterday morning. Two men, Jacob Schneider and Andrew Helah, were arraigned on the charge of attempted rape of a married women named Mrs. Annie Wenzel. The latter is a middle aged, comely looking Ger man, and the men were arrested on a war rant sworn out by her. The parties all re side in East St. Paul, near the grist mill on Phalen creek. Day before yesterday, Mrs. Wenzel called at a neighbor's house to spend the afternoon. On entering the house she found a woman and the two defendants all under the influence of liquor. A few min utes after her entrance the man Schneider seized her, and with the remark that he wanted some fun, he threw her to the floor. She resisted, when defendant Helah caught hold of her limbs and Schneider held her arms and stuffed something into her mouth so as she could make no outcry. On seeing this, the woman of the house, a Mrs. Kalstern, came to the assistance of Mrs. Wenzel and drove the brutes off. After leaving the house Mrs. Wenzel called at the police court and swore out a warrant for their arrest. On being arraigned yesterday they asked for a continuance, and the hearing went over until the 23d Inst. They were committed in default of $250 each. Dr. P. J. Dwyer was arraigned on the charge of violating the health ordinance by refusing to give a permit for the burial of a man named Wm. J. Mitchell. The com plaint was sworn to by John C. Mitchell, a brother of the deceased. The hearing was continued to the 26thinst. Ed. McCoy and M. Anderson were up on the charge of raising perdition at John Geb hardt's saloon, on Como road. The boys went to the place at a late hour, and, because they were refused admittance, they threw beer kegs at the windows and door, and vowed vengeance on Gebhardt. They were fined $20 each. Thos. Brennan and J. N. Gebhardt were up on the charge of selling liquor without a license. The cases were continued. The case of 0. Sul livan, charged with assaulting P. Griffin, was again continued to March 1. Real Estate and Buildings. Ten transfers of real estate were filed for record with the register of deeds yesterday, the aggregate considerations amounting to $9,740. They were as fol lows : REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. James Stinson to John N Stanha, lot 28, block 25, Stinson, Brown & Ramsey's addition, §585. Robert P Lewis to Frank A. Leonard, lot 10, block 13, Lewis' second addition, §400. Same to George W Bowers, lot 9, block 13, Lewis' second addition, $400. J W Cooper to Peter Pearson, lot 37, Cooper's addition, $325. L E Crosman to E A Sauer,lot 11, block 40, Ly man Dayton's addition, $3,500. John E Ransom to Franz Reidel,lots 10 and 11, block 6, Dcßow, Smith, Risque & Williams' addi tion, $1,200. George Seibert to Chas A Moore, lot 1, block 3, Schurmeier's Seventh street addition, $1,250. Augustus B Wilgus to Hattie A Hay, lot 3, block 8, Hitchcock's addition to West St. Paul, $200. John A Sabin to Joseph Steinkamp, lot 10, block 8, Nininger's addition, $580. Hermann Altmann to The North Star Bnilding society, lot 24, block 7, Terry's addition, $1,300. BUILDIXO PERMITS. The following building permits were is sued by Inspector Johnson yesterday. Paul Gadboy, one and one-half story frame dwelling on Indiana avenue, between Era and Robertson, $400. Peter Keim, two story frame store on Reaney street, between Greenbrier and Payne, $1,500. Charles H. Johns, alter kitchen, Minnesota, between Tenth and Eleventh, $125. Sidney I. Gonlaugh, one and one-half story frame dwelling on Prospect street, between Oak dale and and Mt. Hope streets, $800. Carl Munske, one story frame dwelliug on Dearborn street, between Gorman and Living ston, $400. E.F.Osborne, two story frame dwelling on Exchange street, between St. Peter and Ninth, $8000. . An Analytic Tribute to Minnesota Wheat. Springer Harbaugh, Esq., of this city hav ing forwarded specimens of Scotch Fife wheat grown on two large farms in this state for analysis to the United States commis sioner of agriculture at Washington, receiv ed the following letter yesterday by the ex amining chemist to. that department, which shows that wheat of that character grown in Minnesota leads all the other wheat growing states as to quality: Hon. G. B. Loring,Commissioner of Agricul ture. Sir—At the request of Springer HarbauglyEsq., of St. Paul. Minn., I have examined a specimen of wheat from the Keystone and Lockhardt farms with the following results: Analysis of Scotch Fife wheat; Water 8.31 perct. Ash 2.05 " Phosphic Acid 87 " Nitrogen.... 2.32 " Albumen 14.53 " Gluten,moist 35.37 " " dry 14.08 " Weight of 100 grains 2,950 grams. It is therefore apparently above the average production of the country in quality, with the exception of size of the grain. Respect fully, Clifford Richardi?on, Assistant Chemist. THE COURTS. United States Circuit Court. [Before Judge Nelson.J John Johnson vs. Felix Schultze; judg ment for possession and costs. Same vs. August Kuffner; same. Sarah M. Goodwin vs. Wm. A. Senipter; additional order that decree of dismissal is without prejudice. District Court. JURY CASES. [Before Judge Wilkin.] William Defrunchy vs. Anna M. Rice; ver dict for defendant. Mary A. Garland, administratrix vs. the City of St. Paul; action for $5,000 damages; on trial. NEW SUTS AND PAPERS FILED. James B. Berry, vs. Julius Zahonyi; suit for $177 on promissory note. Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-day. Probate Court. [Before Judge McGrorty.] Estate of Oakes Ames, deceased; will ad mitted to probate; Wm. N. Ames appointed administrator, etc., and notice given to cred itors. Estate of TheodoreL. Tellkampp, deceased; will admitted and the executors ordered to give bond. W Estate of Wm. L. Mintzer, deceased; con tested claims adjourned to the 27th inst. Estate of Peter Schneider, deceased; peti tion for .license to sell real estate dismissed. Municipal Court. | Before Judge Burr. | Jacob Schneider and Andrew Helah, at-' tempted rape; continued to the 23d inst. M. Anderson and E. McCoy, disorderly conduct; fines of §20 paid. J. N. Gebhardt, selling liquor without a license; continued. Thos. Breman, same; continued to the 23d. O. Sullivan,assault; continued to March 1. P. J. Dwyer, refusing to give burial permit; continued to the 26th inst. Tapping a Hydrant. A two-horse track team of John B. St. Au bin, becoming unmanageable at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, ran into the hydrant in front of the St. Paul national bank, cor ner of Fifth and Jackson streets, and twisted it an d thereby loosed a miniature Cincinnati overflow in that vicinity, flooding both the basements and streets. The water main was shut off and some twenty men were em ployed nearly the whole day in repairing the damage, and in getting matters into ship shape.- Ibout the same time a granger's team, drawing a load Of fertilization, ran away on Fifth, between Minnesota and Roberts streets, and bringing up against the fence in front of the European hotel in that vicinity reduced a portion of it into first quality kindling wood. ' AMUSEMENTS. Performance of "Sam'l of Posen" at the Grand Last Night—Dary Crockett. The modern playright has made a great many attempts in this generation to portray the characteristics of the Hebrew character in his relation to the world of commerce, but in no instance have we seen the peculiarities of the genus so happily combined as in the representation given at the Grand last night. The play was "Sam'l of Posen," as per formed by the M. B. Curtis Dramatic com pany, and it was given to an audience that almost filled the house. The reception too, was most enthusiastic, the laugh ter and applause being almost continual. The interest centered of course in the character of Samuel, as portrayed by Mr. M. B. Curtis. Anybody who has ever been on Chatham street, or the Bowen- in their palmy days, might easily recognize "in this character the prototype of the shrewd, energetic, thrifty and cunning descendant of Moses, ready at all times to make a "helf a dollar," but withal honest and upright. In seeing Mr. Curtis, with his quaint make-up, immense dialect and ready style, one can almost hear him say, "Isaac, bring in does clodings," before he speaks a word. The play has considerable plot and a touch of melodrama in it, which displays to good advantage the powers of Albina De Mer, Messrs. Eytinge, Campbell and Davenport, Miss Wilmert and others, the support being very good. The same play will be given to-night and at the matinee to-morrow Miss De Mer will impersonate the role of "Camille,"a charac ter in which she is said to be very fine. "Darn Crockett." The sale of seats for the engagement ot the Frank Mayo company opens to-morrow morning. Of the performance an exchange says: "Critics have analyzed 'Davy Crockett' and found that its peculiar, exquisite charm lies in the very naturalness of Crockett. And it is hard to imagine how any other actor conld play the same character successfully. It must be admit ted that there is something in Mayo's acting which reaches the highest pinnacle of art, and that is the concealment of art itself. As a thor oughly natural, spontaneous and impulsive 'Crockett' Frank Mayo will never have an equal.'' Capt. Johns' Lecture. The forthcoming lecture by our former secretary of the chamber of commerce, Capt. H. T. Johns, an "Analysis and comparison of Blame and Conkling, with a side view of their having Democratic and Republican as sociates," we understand will not be in any sense a politieal,but a purely literary elfort. It Is an emanation of the captain's own mind, and of the Blame literary bureau,the existence of which is occasionally cropping out. The lecturer is one of those naturally inde pendent persons who occasionally finds even a party too cramped for him, and so would make a very poor and uncertain fugleman for Blame, or any other leader. Extremely radical back in the days of Lincoln and Chase, he has been mainly known as a Re publican, but since those days of radicalism, party ties have not bound him very cfosely. He struck out for "reform" under Greeley in 1872, making during that campaign, some very able and philosophical speeches. His skill in portraying character, with his manly independence in expressing his own convictions, will make his lecture one of marked interest. In those days of slavish devotion, not to a. party with its principles, but mainly to some leader thereof, it is re freshing to have a man of culture and intense individuality analyze public men, presenting them so that we see them as they really are, disrobed of all partisan and per sonal glamour. Few men excel Capt. Johns in the delinea tions of character, and his eight years in the senate have made him familiar with both the largeness and littleness of public men,' the latter of which will be as fearlessly presented as the former. Like all earnest men, his at tachments may unconsciously somewhat pervert his judgment, and so he may give undue praise to Blame, but he is too true a critic to allow his prejudice to have that' ef fect, so his known dislike of Conkling will not mar the accuracy of the portrait of that large-small statesman. His hearers may not agree with his con clusions, but they will respect his honest opinions, and in the hearing of him enjoy a rich intellectual treat, which will enable them thereafter to more readily gauge public characters. Dorscy's Aphorisms. [N". Y. World.] Ex-Senator Dorsey's beautiful Aphorisms, if strung together, would make the man more famous than "Poor Richard." He seems to have inherited a great deal of the proverbial philosophy of Beh; Franklin, Tup per and Solomon. A corespondent inter viewing the Sage the other day propounded a simple question thus, referring to the star route irregularities: "Why were not the other contractors, more important than your self, prosecuted?" To this the following" able response was made: Oh, it is an unwise man who speaks of fools, and a foolish msn who talks of grati tude. Beef in power isn't worth any more than beef in market, and the pale face of a sheep never frightens anybody but a guilty man. Justice is always even unless it is bought. Truth is greater than power, and office will never permanently supplant truth. Just what is meant by beef in power and beef in the market we are not prepared to say, unless Mr. Arthur is referred to, nor do we know why a pale face of a sheep should frighten a guilty man more than the haggard face of a mule. We only know that Dorsey is a wise man and that some person might make a fortune by compiling and .publishing his Aphorisms. A Victim of the City of Columbus. Of Miss Elizabeth Beach, one of the vic tims of the wreck of the City of Columbus, a writer in Gailigman's Messenger says: "Miss Beach came to Paris to study French. Her personal attractions and her Intellectual gifts made for her many friends. But the charm of her grace and culture was crowned by a spirit of earnest, happy, all-pervading piety which was irresistible. Wishing to perfect herself in the knowledge and prac tice of the French language, she secured as a teacher one of the best professors in Paris. He was an unbeliever, but at once became interested in her sincerity. As sub jects for French conversation he asked her to recount to him anything that had most in terested her. She listened attentively to Pasteur Bersier, and one Monday morning repeated all that she could of his sermon. The professor was interested, not only in the language, but in the matter, asking her where she had heard that. The third Mon day he was still more impressed, and ex claimed, 'I must hear that preacher for myself.' He did so; not only once, but many times, and became a changed man." Death to Polygamy. New York Commercial Advertiser. It is believed that, taken together, the visits of Emily Faithful and Kate Field to Utah have sown a sufficiency of the seeds of discord to the Mormon female heart to seal the doom of polygamy. In the first place, Miss Faithful always isppeared in a rich seal skin sacque, and Miss Field wore to the Tab ernaclea stunning bonnet glittering with ini descent jets. Al Husband for Three Years. [Springfield Republicans.] A polish woman applied to the Chicopee Town Clerk recently for a "three years' mar riage license," saying that she had a hus band in the old country, but as he wasn't coming here for three years she would like to get married for the meantime. Sunshine, for the Suffers. [Louisville Courier Journal.] It is said that every boom which the New York Sun takes up immediately collapses. Will the Sun be kind enough to take up the Ohio River's boom? The Anne Boleyn cap is the headdress of the hour. . THE RAILROADS. To the Farmers. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St, Paul rfad, is one of the best managed roads in the United States, and the managers of it have their eyes continually wide open to see all that is necessary to he done to render that road better, more satisfactory to the public, and more remunerative to the stockholders. •They sec that to make the farmer suc cessful is to make the road a better paving institution, and that what the fanner needs is a good quality of seed wheat. They are of the opinion that "the best quality of wheat pays best. They have accordingly made arrangements for supplying farmers along their road with pure Scotch Fife wheat for seed. This is a great movement and cannot fail to have a telling effect in all the farming: regions. The following circular explains the matter: Chicago, Milwaukee a. St. Paul, R.R., 1 Genera*., Northwestern* Freight > Agent's Office, St. Paul, 21stFeb., '84. ) The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail way have made arrangements to furnish the farmers ou the lines of the I. and M. S. M., I. and D., S. C. and D., and H. and D. Divisions, with Pure Scotch Fife wheat for seed. Without this wheat the reputation of Minnesota cannot be maintained for produc ing the finest of flour in the land. The mil lers must have it. It is bringing 7c to 10c per bushel more than the soft varieties to day, and we intend that on all the divisions above named a -'hard price" shall be made on the next crop provided farmers will raise Fife wheat and keep it separate. Orders for this wheat may be addressed to H. W. Pratt & Co., Minneapolis. The first 100,000 bush els will be delivered on board cars at $1.05 per bushel, and shipped at the following low schedule of rates in car loads: Twenty miles or under 2}^c per 100 lbs; 50 miles 3c, 75 miles 4c, 100 miles sc, 150 miles 6c, 200 miles 7c, 250 miles Be, 300 miles 9c, over 300 miles 10c. Bassett, Huntling & Co., on the I. and D. and S. C. and D.; Hodges and Hyde & Cargill Bros., on the S. M., and the elevators and warehouses on the H. and D. division will furnish farmers at the stations in any quantity with this wheat at $1.15 per bushel. Send in your orders. Agents at stations will please request that their county papers publish this, in order that it may have as wide publicity as possible. James B. Boyden*. Serious Cutting of East-Bound Freight Rates—Belief that the Days of the Eastern Pools are Numbered. [Chicago Tribune, Sl.] The situation in regard to east-bound freight rates is growing worse. A promi nent railroad man stated yesterday that freight has been contracted foi during the last few days at from ten to fifteen cents per 100 pounds on the basis from Chicago to Mew York. The regular tariff rate is thirty cents per 100 pounds. Numberless appeals have been sent to Commissioner Fink re questing him to take some action. Thus far he has done nothing except to send dispatch es to the general managers asking theiropin ion. Each road insists that it is maintaining the rates, and that it is the other one which is doing the cutting. A list of contracts made at cut rates was to have been submitted to Commissioner Fink before last Friday, and the trunk-line presidents were to have met the same day to consider what was to be done. Whether he has received such lists is not known. As far as can be ascertained the trank-line presidents have hot met. It is the opinion that Commissioner Fink has not received statements from all roads, or at least not satisfactory statements. However this may be, it is considered stange that the trunk-line presidents have not been con vened. At their last meeting they pledged themselves to see to it that the rates were maintained. They are evidently convinced that the days of the east-bound pool are num bered, and it is thought WpF are now simply trying to create the impression that there are no serious troubles regarding east bound rates apprehended until Gould and Vanderbilt get through with their bull move ment in stocks. It would not do for Com missioner Fink to order a general reduction in east-bound rates to the lowest contract rates made, as urged by the western mana gers, so long as Vanderbilt and Gould are bulling stocks. The announcement of such reduction would spoil the game of these mag nates, and Mr. Fink dares not do anything that is contrary to their wishes. It is the general opinion that Vanderbilt and Gould are as fully convinced as any body else that there is nothing in the present situation to war rant a boom of stock. It is believed to be their desire to unload upon the lam bs as soon as stocks have bean forced up high enough. This accomplished, they will retire from the scene and let the impending crash come. Gould seems to be particularly anxious to dispose of his holdings in the Wabash, which road, it is believed, cannot be held above wa ter much longer. The bankruptcy of the Wabash would necessarily affect all other railroad properties more or less, and the east bound pool could no longer be maintained. Vanderbilt is preparing for the coming crash, and for this reason his roads are now secur ing all the contracts they can. Everything indicates that the conflict will commence in earnest before many days have past, as the present condition of affairs cannot continue much longer. End of the Dubuque & Davenport Rail road. [Dnbuqu? Democrat, 19th.] The celebrated equity suit of Sulzbach Bros., the German bankers against the es tate of the late J. Edgar Thompson, ex Gov ernor William Dennison and Benjamin E. Smith, of Ohio, and Andrew Carnegie, of Pittsburg, was decided by Judges McKennan and Builer, of the United States circuit court, in Philadelphia on Thursday, in favor of the plaintiff. Judgement was given, however, against the Thompson estate alone. The suit against Carnegie was dismissed. The*other defendants are not affected, be cause the bill was not served on them. The action was to recover damages for in juries suffered by the bankers by the over issue, as they contended, of bonds of the Davenport and St. Paul railroad company. The railroad was originally to run from Dav enport, lowa, by way of Maquoketa, to Dv buque. In April, 1871, after it had been laid to Maquoketa, a distance of about thirty two and one fifth miles, the enterprise broke down. A construction company, of which the defendants were members, "then entered into contract to build the road from Daven port to St. Paul. They began at Eldridge Junction, about two miles from Davenport. The distance to St. Paul was about three hundred miles. The construction com pany was to receive §20,000 a mile. Bonds for $3,000,000 were issued to cover the expense of laying the first half of the road. They were taken by Sulzbach Bros, at 80 per cent. The bankers also had the option of taking the remainder. A supplementary agreement was then drawn up between the trustees of the road and the construction company, by which the latter were to receive the proceeds of the bonds at the rate of $16,000 a mile, instead of $20,000 payment to be made as each ten miles was completed. Work was suspended in 1872. The construction company became insolv ent. The mortgage on the railroad was foreclosed and the road sold out for half a million dollars in gold. The bondholders realized only at the rate of $143 on the $1,000. Tlie Green Bay Road. The Green Bay, Winona & St. Paul has rendered its statistical report to the state railroad commissioner. The company had in operation 224.8S miles Dec. 31, 1883. No new road was built during the year. The actual cost to the above date was §15,430, -652,61; total gross receipts from operation, §412,231.37; total net earnings from same source, $89,599.56; total interest bearing debt, $5,451,000; amount of interest accrued during the year, §100,900; amount of inter est paid on such indebtedness, §71,000; rent als paid during the year, §17,757.71. The amounts paid by the company during the year were specified in items, as follows: Construction $25,482 07 Equipment 4,166 56 Operation 303,018 43 Taxes 1,738 12 Interest -71,000 00 Rentals 17,885 20 Total $423,650 44 The Cwur d'AleneMines. From a gentleman who came through from the Pacific coast yesterday it is learned that Herron Siding is the most convenient point on the Northern Pacific from which to go to the Cceur d'Alene gold mines. Henon Sid ing is near the ends of the Montana and Idaho divisions, and frtfm it to Eagle City it is about thirty-t*vo miles. Eagrie City is in the center of the mines, and five or six hundred people are there now. An engineer has run a line from Henon Siding into Eagle City and finds that there is no trouble at all to get in there, even at this season of the year. It is all down hill, and for a considerable part of the way there is a well beaten road. The Northern Pacific has com pleted one of the largest and be3t hotels on the line of the road, at Herron station, and the largest and best stores to be found on the road between Spokane and Helena, are to be found at Herron Siding. A man with a large saw-mill, is at Herron Siding, ready to go into Eagle City, and will be there in a few days. This is regarded as the best,and really the only route to get into the mines. Rail Notes. The railroad offices, so far as could be learned yesterday,, will not be closed to-day. P. Hollenbeek, assistant general freight agent af the Winona <fc St. Peter road, is in St. Paul. R. P. Rollins, traveling agent of the Union Pacific road, with headquarters at Chicago, Is in town. At Crookston at 7 o'clock yesterday morn ing it is reported to have been clear, calm and cool with the mercury at thirty-two be low. The Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago (Kankakee line) announces that it is again prepared to take all classes of freight for Cincinnati. The earnings of the Northern Pacific rail road from July 1 to Feb. 14 shows an in crease of §2,535.779 over the corresponding months of the previous year. Hereafter, and until further notice, train* will run on the Sanborn, Cooperstown i!c Turtle mountain road on Fridays only, leav ing Sanborn and Cooperstown as at present. Shippers can now obtain from the general freight office of the St. Paul & Manitoba road copies of the sectional map of Minnesota and Dakota, engraved by the American Bank Note company, and issued by the St. Paul it Manitoba road. The gross earnings of the Chicago & Alton for the second week in February were $156, -293.92, against $183,982.55 for the corres ponding week last year; increase, §3,371.37. The gross earnings from Jan. 18S4, to Feb. 10 were $954,735.88, against '$932,814.19 for the corresponding period last year; increase $21,921.69. The St. Paul railroad has reported to Rail road Commissioner Haugen, of Wisconsin, that its gross earnings in Wisconsin during the past calendar year wen- $23,659,823, and its operating expenses $18,778,838. The Wisconsin Central reported its gross earn ings from operation §1,447.798, and net earnings from operation §76,087. It eas been officially announced that Col. A. A. Talmage, general transportation man ager of the Missouri Pacific railway system. has been appointed fourth vice president of that system, with jurisdiction extendingover the entire Wabash line. This appointment retires Col. Andrews from the general super intendence of the Wabash, but he has been appointed consulting engineer of that road. Washington's BirthdayMories. Mark Twain and Petroleum V. Nasby, says Dorm Piatt, dined with Eli Perkins at the latter's residence in New York. The con versation at that dinner I shall never forget. The stories told and the reminiscences brought out at that dinner would fill a small book. After the last course, and after the ladies had withdrawn, the conversation turned upon horses. Finally Mr. Twain laid down his cigar and asked Perkins and Nasby if they had ever heard of a fast horse he (Mark; used to own in Nevada. "I think not," said Nasby. "Well, gentlemen," continued Mr. Twain, as he blew a smoke ring and watched it, "that was a very fast horse But he was so tough bitted that I couldn't guide him with a bit at all." "How did you guide him?" asked Eli. •'Well, gentlemen, I had to guide him w'th electriity. I had to have wire lines and had to keep a battery in the wagon all the time in order to stop him." "Why didn't you stop him by hollering who-a?" asked Eli. "Stop him by hollering who-a!" exclaimed Mr. Twain. "Why I could not holler loud enough to make that horse hear me. He traveled so fast that no sound ever reached him from behind. He went faster than the sound, sir. Holler whoa and he'd be in the next town before the sound of your voice could reach the dash-board. 'Travel fast?' I should say he could. Why I once started from Virginia city for Meadow creek right in front of one of the most dreadful rain-storms we ever had on the Pacific coast. Wind and and rain? Why the wind blew eighty miles an hour and the rain fell in sheets". I drove right before that storm for three hours—just on the edge of that hurricane and rain for forty miles." "Didn'tyou get drenched?" "Drenched? No, sir. Why, I tell you, I drove right in front of that"rainstorm. I could lean forward and let the sun shine on me, or lean backward and feel rain and catch hailstones. When the hurricane slacked up the horse slacked up, too, and when it blew faster I just said 'g—lk!' to the horse and touched the battery, and away we went. Now I don't want to lie about" my horse, Mr. Perkins, and I don't ask you to believe what I say, but I tell you truthfully that when I got to Meadow creek my linen duster was dry as powder. Not a drop of rain on the wagon scat either, while the wag on box was level full of hailstones and wa ter, or I'm , a " "Look here gentlemen." interrupted Mr. Nasby, "speaking of the truth, did you ever hear about my striking that man in"Toledo?" Mark said he had never heard about it. "Well, sir, it was this way; There was a man there—one of those worldly, skeptical fellows, who questionedmy veracity one day. He said he had doubts about the truthfulness of one of ray cross-roads incidents. He didn't say it publicly, but privately. ■ I'm sorry for the sake of his wife and family now that he had said it at all—and sorry for the man, too, because he wasn't prepared to go. If he'd been a Christian it would have been different. I say I didn't want to strike the man, becanse its a bad habit to get into— this making a human chaos out of a fellow man. But he questioned my veracity and the earthquake came. I struck him once— just once. I remember he was putting down a carpet at the time and had his mouth full of carpet-tacks. But a man can't stop to discount carpet-tacks in a man's mouth, when he questions your veracity, can he* I never do. I simply struck the blow." "Did it hurt the man much?" asked Eli. "I don't think it did. It was too sudden. The bystanders said if I was going to strike a second blow they wanted to move out of the state. Now, I don't want yon to believe me. and I don't expect you will;" but to tell you the honest trath, Mr. Perkins, I squashed that man right down into a door-mat, and his own wife, who was taaking down one edtce of the carpet at the time, came- right along and took him for a gutta percha rug, and actually tacked him down in front of the door. Poor woman, she never knew she was tacking down her own husband! What be came of the tacks in his mouth? you ask. W^ll the next day the boys pulled them out of the bottom of his overshoes, and " "Gentlemen!" interrapted Eli, "it does me good to hear such truths. I believe every word you say, and I feel that I ought to ex change truths with you. Now, did you ever hear how I went to prayer-meeting at New London, Conn., in a rain-stormf They said they had not. '"Well, gentleman," said Eli, "one day I started for the New London prayer-meeting on horseback. When I got half-way there, there came up a fearful storm. The wind blew a hurricane, the rain fell in torrents, the lightning gleamed through the sky, and I went and crouched down behind a large barn. But pretty soon the lightning struck the barn, knocked it into a thousand splinters and sent my horse whirling over into a neighboring corn-patch." "Did it kill you, Mr. Perkins?" asked Mr. Twain, the tears rolling down his cheeks. "No, it didn't kill me," I said, "but I was a good deal discouraged." "Well, what did you do, Mr. Perkins'" '^What did I do? Well, gentlemen, to tell the honest Connecticut truth, I went right out into the pasture, took off my coat, humped up my bare back, and took eleven clips of lightning right on my bare backbone, drew the electricity all out of the sky, and then got on to my"horse and rode into New London in time to lead at the evening prayer-meeting." Arise and sing! Sweet Simplieltu. A little Saratoga girl toddled up to a ven erable "mother in Israel" who was leaning over engaged in reading, and, smoothing her little hand cautiously over the old lady's beautiful silver hair, she said: •Why. ou has dot such funny hair —on has." Th.'v. pausing a moment, she looked up and inquired. -What made it BO white;"' "Oh, the frosts of nianv winters turned it white, my little girl,'' replied the old lady. "Didn't it hurt on!" asked the little thing, in childish amazement. It was the firs time she had ever seen gray hair. F.r.i Perkins. GLOBKI.KTS. Taeoma, Washington territory has organ tieda Chamber of Commerce. The anti-Jewish feeling runs go strong at Kieff that a massacre is threatened. The New York banks are reported to hold §20.011,000 in excess of legal reqnireii A San Francisco policeman was mysteri ously murdered on his beat the other morn ing. Lord Baltimore's landing place in Mary land is to be marked by a §10.000 monu ment. The Bey of Tunis has given permission to the French engineers to let the sea wutei into the desert. Queen Victoria has received hunndreds o: amateur poems on the death of the Beotcl gillie John Brown. Two freight conductors on the Boston & Albany railroad hay. been arrested for rob bing a freight-car. The New Orleans Stock Exchange has in terested itself in a movement to form a cre mation society in that city. Buffalo businessmen tire getting tired of taking Canadian money, which circulal most as freely in that city as treasury notes. The Knights of Labor have presented iv the Dominion Parliament a protect against assisted passengers for emigrants to Canada, Six thousand sheep on the estate of the Marquis La Mores, in Dakota, have recently died. It is suspected they were poisoned by enemies of the Marquis. A number of the Maryland oyster pirates have beenarrested, and it is believed the traf fic will be seriously obstructed owing to the active exertions of the • Henry Gonza, a lad of 17. while running to a fire in Reading, Pa., the other night, struck his head against a tree and was in stantly killed. Aden-.- fog prevailed at the time. Spatted Elk, the noble red man discharged the other day in the United States district court at Deadwood, Bays it Is too cold to go borne at present, ami that he prefers to remain in jail until warm weather. One oftbe Rothschild ladies went lately to Montmartre to relieve in person some of the ragpickers who were deprived of their liveli hood by Mr. Poubelle's decree ordering tin rubbish from houses to be transferred di rectly to the dustmen by the porter-. Tin distress was great, and many families were being evicted. The large number of children about elicited the fact that, with the singular kindness shown by the poor to one another, they *vere in many cases the adopted orphans of ragpickers deceasi •'. General Simon Cameron, while in Galves ton, found an old friend in the person of tie widow of Dixon. H. Lewis, of Alabama, with whom he served in congress nearly forty years ago. "In a call of an hour," writes a correspondent, -these venerable people de scribed scenes of Washington life and poli tics In their prime. Although Mr. Cameron and Mr. Dixon were political opponents, personally they were warm friends, and tie venerable ex-Senator was highly gratified to meet the widow of his departed friend." Professor Warren, of Dover, N. J., 1.-.t nredin the High school ball at New Haven recently, and told a remarkable story con earning John Hancock, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, who, he stated, wa* once under indictment for smug gling $400,000 worth of liquor into the colo nic^. A friend of the lecturer was engaged not long since by descendants of Hancock to gather material from which to write the history of Hancock's life. The material was collected and read, when members of the family immediately offered toe writer $1,000 to hand over the work and not make any further investigation. The writer took the money, and the book was never issued. The Tempera nee Moremeut—Queer Result. Globe Democrat. Atlanta (la., Feb 9, —The revval of the earthernware business in Georgia is one of the curious results of the local option tem perance movement. The high license at first adopted limited the sale of liquor to country towns, and the adoption of local option by several contigu. ous counties forced the good liquor Vat upon the nearest town, where it was sold. Just before Christmas it was noticed by Southern Express official that a great quan tity of jugs were put into the freight directed to parties in temperance counties. From Gritlin to Carrolltou, for instances, then was a well-known traffic carried on in jugs filled of course, with whisky. Stewart county is known as "wet," but all counties around are local option so that Stewart has to beat the blame and expense of the dnmkeu freaks of half a dozen of her neighbor-. Mr. Cnllorn of Aiken county S. C, filled an order within a month from Savannah for 10,000 jugs. He also disposed of 3,500 in Waynesboro, Ga. As those jugs are used for illict purposes they are neve used more than once, thus keeping up a demand for a new stock. The new business has attracted the atten tion of manufacturers, and agents are now in Swain shore, Statesboro, and other places establishing depots for a supply of jugs. Rates have been received from railroads and wherever a depot can be established within one day's wagon drive of a temperance centre it will furnish liquor to all who need it. There are jug fac tories in Washington and Clarke counties, Ga., and several in the northern part of South Carolina, all of which feel the im provement in business due to the cause mentioned. Temperance men have endeavored in sev eral cases to find a remedy, but seem to have been unsuccessful. In one Instance an at tempt was made to enjoin the delivery of the jugs by the Southern Express Company, but the effort fell through, as there was no authority upon which such action could be based. Emerson and His Moonlit World. None, we think, will deny to Emerson a singular power of sententious speech, and a singular purity and keenness of critical in • sight. To our mind, Emerson was rather an uncertain oracle, some of whose sayings ring forever in the mind, while others only judge there, than either a poet or a philospher. There was too much strain in him either. He rose too much on tiptoe for the poet, and was too broken in his insights for a philoso pher's steady continuity of thought. . . . Emerson live 1 in a pale, moonlit world of identity, in which there was little that was adapted to tame the fierce-passions and ap pease the agonizing remorse of human na ture. He was a voice to the pure intellect and the more fastidious conscience of men, not a power of salvation for their wretched ness. Butehis gnomic wisdom will live long and startle many generations with its clear high, thrilling note. The London Spectator. T'Other is Whirl,. The N. Y. Sun says: -The most interest ing question in politics just now is the dev elopment of the New York delegation to the Chicago convention. Are the half-breeds implacably bent on having Arthur's scalp or is he a good enough half breed for them? And if that is so is he good enough a stalwart for the Stalwarts?"