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SfPliil It ■- - HORSE STEALING CASE. Further Hearing of Testimony Yester day-One Witness Carries a Gun. Sensational and Spicy Developmpnts-Thp 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 Judge Burr, yesterday morning. The intense Interestfelt in the case was manifest ed by tlie immense crowd that tilled 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 seartfiing cross-examination, his testimony in enief, however, being not shaken. GEO. W. WOOLSEY. At 11 o'clock Geo. W. Woolsej was railed, sui'l his appearance was the occasion for quite a sensation. He testified substantially *••= 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 defendant came to me and asked, If I thought Saxby was smart cuough to get out of the country with the horse: I intro duced him to Harrison for the purpose of having Bresett whipped or Blagged. 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 hiui give up the gun. Woolsey then rose to his feet and address ipg 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 be^n threatened, and he only wanted to protect him sell. The court called on Bailiif Clouse to search Harrison, which was done but no weapon was fouud 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 stoles. Wit ness bad introduced Saxby to Harrison; de fendani said he had paid Saxby $25; hedid'ni say whether Saxby or himself had stolen the inure: witness had been on very friendly terms with the defendant. The purpose he wanted Saxby for was to down Bresett; defendant 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; 1 did it out of friendship for Harrison : I .-imply 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 doinsi until Harrison told me; 1 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 h::d slugged Bressett; I don't. think it much harm to lick a man if he deserves ii: 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 and 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 :i 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 wanted 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 fit the Chippewa house: I never saw him make a move to do him up; I went to Brcu'tt 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 thefehool 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 thnt he had seen the mare. I never received any promise of con sideration or pardon in the matter. Witness here said thai he had bad n con versation with the council, Mr. Erwin, in which he, witness, had authorized a card drawn up saving that he knew nothing of the affair. He had done this, he said. to find out what they had to say about the matter. At that meeting Mr. Harrison said In the presence of counsel and others, that he 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 1 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, witness 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 on 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 Bent 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 la::.': when Harrison called her husband n-as after a while he came in ami 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 valued 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 Ih:it 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; I Harrison said he would look him up and started off; witness and the friend of Harri j son's remained at thr; Merchants until ten o'clock, when they started up town. On I reaching Donnelly's saloon, Harrison was 1 found: he laughed and 6aid that he couldn't I find McKenzie; witness remained dowa- I town until about one a. m.; 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 I was in company with a friend, now deceased. They may have taken drinks and cigars: ; they did not go toChinn's club rooms that , night; had not walked up the street with I Chirm and Harrison that night; had walked jup Third street with Hollinshead. At that ; time witness resided on Forbes | street: could not state the exact distance; had put the mare in the barn himself the night preceding; the mare was well marked; a description was then given of the horse, which was described as the very picture of Dexter: had bought her in 1373; 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 be said he would help him to find the mare; witness referred to a letter directed to box "V," Clear Lake, which mentioned the horse. Received the letter after the talk with Wool scy; 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. Allusion was then made to the trips of defendant to Bismarck and New Orleans. Mr. Envin lure 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 0. O'Brien opposed the motion, Baying 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; i! 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 giand 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 au 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. Envin said that the position taken by the counsel was one of eminent sophistry; he hardly knew how to reply to Bueh 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, refezjing 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. Somain, general emigration ageni of the Erie railroad, New York city, and W. 11. ITurlburt, general western passen ger agent af the same road, with headquar ters ut 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 lo the booking points. Now he finds that St. Paul is the objective point for a large numberof 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 tiled 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 lauguage is entitled to membership on the payment of Qa fee of S3 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 IT. 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 & Farrcll 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. TEE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 1884. DIABOLIS3L Mrs. Wenzel's Complaint Againsi Two Drunken Brutes—Dr. Dwyer's Case—Fined $20 for Raising Perdition— Selling 1 Liquor Without a License. About as low villains and as diabolical i crime, if the allegations of the complaint arc true, as the court has ever been called upon to investigate, came up in the police couri yesterday morning. Two men, Jacot Schneider and Andrew Helah, were arraignec on the charge of attempted rape of a married women named Mrs. Annie Wc-nzel. 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. Tbos. Brennan and J. N. Gebhardt were up on the charge of selling liquor without a license. The cases were continued. The case of O. 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 : KEAL ESTATE TBAJTSFEBS. James Stinson to John N Stanha, lot 28, block 2"), Stinson, Brown & Ramsey's addition, §585. Robert P Lewis to Frank A. Leonard, lot 10, blork 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, Coopers addition, 5325. L E Crosnian to E A Saner.lot 11,.block 40, Ly man Dayton's addition, $3,500. John R Kansom to Franz Reidel,lots 10 and 11, block 6, Dcßow, Smith, Risque & Williams' addi tion, §1,i.'00. George Scibert to Chas A Moore, lot 1, block 3, Schurmeiers 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 Altmnnn to The North Stnr Building society, lot 24, block 7, Terry's addition, $1,300. BUILDIKG 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 Rcaney street, between Greenbrier and Payne, §1,500. Charles H. Johns, alter kitchen, Minnesota, between Tenth and Eleventh, $125. Sidney I. Gonlaush, 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 Ilarbaugh, 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 ITarbaugh,'Esq., 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 per ct. Ash ».O5 " Phosphic Acid 87 " Nitrogen 2.32 '• Albnmen 14.53 " Gluten,moist 35.37 " " dry 14.08 " Weight of 100 grains 2,9.')0 grams. It is therefore apparently above the average production of the country in quality, with the exception of size of the grain. Piespect fully, Clifford Richakdson, Assistant Chemist. THE COURTS. Unitoil Staffs Cir&uii 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. JURT 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. • 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 20th inst. Tapping a Hydrant. A two-horse truck 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 twister] it an d thereby loosed a miniature Cincinnati overfi ow 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 shi r shape; [ A.bout the same time a granger' 3 team, drawing a load of fertilization, ran away on Fifth, between Minnesota and Roberts streets, l 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 Sight—Vary Crockett. The modern playright has made a great 1 many attempts in this generation to portray ! the characteristics of the Hebrew character in 1 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 Bowery in their palmy days, might easily recognize in this charactt-r 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. Evtinge. 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 He 6 in the very naturalness of Crockett. And it is bard to imagine how any other actor could play the same character successfully. It must be admit ted that there in 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 huve aij equal.' 1 dipt. Johns' Lecture. The forthcoming lecture by our former secretary of the chamber of commerce, Cspt. 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 political,but a purely literary effort. 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 natui illj inde pendent persons who occasionally finds eren 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 closely. He struck out for "reform 11 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, 1 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 sot 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. Dorsey's Aphorisms, pf. 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 Ben. Franklin, Tup per and Solomon. A correspondent inter viewing the Sage the other day propounded a simple question thus, referring to the star route irregularities: "Why were not the other contractors, mors important than your self, prosecuted V To this the following" able response was made: -Oh, it is an unwise man who speaks of fools, and a foolish nun 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 fa<-e 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 im-si-tible. 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 lier 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, ?sew York Commercial Adverjiser. 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 appeared in a rich seal , skin sacque, and Miss Field wore to the Tab crnaclea stunning bonnet glittering with irri descent jets. AlHusband for Three X'ears. [Springfield Republicans.] A polish woman applied to the Chicopee Town Clerk recently for a ''three years' mar riage license," sabring 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. I [Louisville Courier-Journal.] i 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 Bolevn cap is the headdfeßS of , the hour. THE~RAILRQADS. To the Farmers. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul r^ad. is one of the best managed roads in the United State?, and the manaeers of it have their eyes continually wide open to see ail that is necessary to he done to render that road better, more satisfactory to the public, and more remunerative to the stockholders. •They see that to make the farmer suc cessful is to make the road a better paying institution, and that what the farmer needs is a eood 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 farrnins regions. The following circular explains the matter: Chicago, Milwaukee 4 St. Patti.. R.R:, ) General Northwestern- Freight s Agext's Office, St. Pail, BlatFeb., ?84. ) Th.- Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail way have- made arrangements to furnish the fanner* ou the lines of the I. and M. S. M., I. and D., 8. C. and D.. and H. and D. Division-;, with Pure Scotch Fife wheat for seed. Without this wheat the reputation of Minnesota cannot be maintained for produc ing the finest of flair 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 -ihard price" shall be made on the next crop provided farmers will rai<r 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 bushei, and shipped at the following low schedule of rates in ear loads: Twenty miles or under 'J^e 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 8. C. and D.: Hodges and Hyde lV largill Bros., on the 8. 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 bttsheL Send in your order-. Agents at stations will please request that their county papers publish this, in order that ft may have as wide publicity as possible. James B. Boyden*. Serious Cutting of East-Bound freight liar t-s—Belief that the. Days of the Eastern l'ools are Xmnbcred. [Chicago Tribune, 81.] The situation in regard to east-bound freight raU-s 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 New York. The regular tariff rate is thirty c ints per LOO pounds. Numberless appeals have been -ent 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 their opin ion. Each road insists that it Is maintaining the rate-;, 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 clay to consider what was to be done. Whether he has received such lists is not known. As far as can be ascertained the trunk-line presidents have not 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-bgund pool arc num bered, and" it is thought tfctJjr 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-bouud 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 tire 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 thelambsassoon 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 Dubutjue A; Davenport Kail 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 Builor, 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. Theother 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 portto 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. The 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 Eqnipment 4,106 5G Operation 303,018 43 Taxes 1,738 12 Interest -71,000 00 Rentals 17,885 Total §423,050 44 The Ccerttr dAle ne Mines. 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 Cieur d'Alene sold mines. Herron Sid ins is near the ends of the Montana and Idaho divisions, and frtfm it to Eagle City it is about thirty-two miles. Eagle City is in the center of the mines, and five or six hundred people are there now. An engineer has run a line from Herron Siding into Eagle City and finds that there i* no trouble at all to tret 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 best 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, art to be found at Herron Siding. A man with a large saw-milL i« at Herron Siding, ready to so 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 Nate*. The railroad cilices, so far as could be learned yesterday, will not be closed to-day. P. HoHenbeck, assistant general freight agent af the Winona & St. Peter road, is in St. Paul. R. P. Rollins, traveling agent of the Union Pacific road, with headquarters at Chicago, is iv town. At Crookston at 7 o'clock yesterday morn ing it is reported to have been cl«ar, calm and cool with the mercury at thirty-two be low. The Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis Chicago (Kankakee line i announces that it is agiin 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 $2,538,779 over the corresponding months of the previous year. Hereafter, and until further notice, trains will run on the Sim born, Cooperstown .s 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 vt Manitoba road copies of the sectional mnp of Minnesota and Dakota, engraved by the American Bauk Note company, and issued by the St. Paul A: Manitoba road. The gross earnings of the Chicago & Alton for the second week in February were $156, -293.92, against $152,922.55 for the corres ponding week last year; increase, $3,871.37. The gross earnings from Jan. I^4. 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 were $23,659,823, and its operating expenses $13,778,838. Wisconsin Central reported Its gross earn ings from operation $1,447,798, and net earnings from operation £7ti,uS7. Reasbeen officially announced that Col. A. A. Talmage, general transp irtation man ager of the Missouri Pacific railway.-; has been appointed fourth vice president of that system, with jurisdiction extending over the entire Wabash line. This appointment retires Col. Andrews from the general super- Intendency of the Wabash, but he has been appointed consulting engineer of that road. Washington's Birthdayi Stories. Mark Twain and Petroleum V. Nasby. Bays Dorm Piutt, dined with Eli Perkins at the latter's residence In New Fork. The con versation at that dinner I shall never forget. The stories told and the reminiscences brought out at that dinner would till a small book. After the last course, and after the ladles had withdrawn, the conversation turned upon horses. Finally Mr. Twain IhjM 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, aa he blew a smoke ring and watched it. "that was a very fa-; horse But he was so tough bitted that I couldn't guide him with a bit at all." "How did yon guide him?" asked Eli. "Well, gentlemen. I bad 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 EH. "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-stormi we ever had on the Pacific coast. Wind and and mini Why the wind blew eighty miles an hour and the rain fell in sheets. I drove right before that «torm for three hours—just on the edge of that hurricane and rain for forty miles." "Didn't you get drenched?" "Drenched; No, sir. Why, I tell yon, 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 J 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 seat cither, 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 questioned my veracity one day. He said he had doubts about the truthfulness of one of my cross-roads incident-;. 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 nracM" 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 troth, Mr. Perkins, I squashed that man right down into a door-mat, and his own wife, who was tanking down one edge 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 i you ask. Wrll the next day the boys pulled them out of the bottom of "his overshoes, and " "Gentlemen!" interrupted Eii, "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-storm:"' They said they had not. "Well, gentleman." said Eii, -'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 of Hghtningright on my bar.- backbone, drew I ,'vall out of th . then got on to my"horse and rode into N * London in time to lead at the evening meeting." and singl Wtteet Sintplirltif. A littk Saratoga girl toddled up to a ven erable • Israel" who v. over engaged in r '-i }"r little hand caotl the old lady's beautii ; ■ - ■ , a id: "Why, on La-; .lot each funny hair —ou has." Then, panging a moment, she I np and Inquired, "What made it so wl "Oh, the frosts of many winters turned it lady. •■Didn't it hurt in childish amazetn time she Lv I Eu Perkets. 5.1 I);:! ■ | Taeoma, Washington t nil rgan -1 bamber of' I The anti-J KiciT that a massacre la threatened. The New York hank- are i hold $20,011,000 in excess of A San Francisco policeman wa.« onsly murdered on hi- beat I m 'ru in::. Lord Baltimore's landing place In Mary land is to be marked by a $10,000 m m.-iit. Th( Bey of Tunis has given permissi the French engineers to lt-t the I into the desert. Queen Victoria has received hunndr amateur poems ou the death of the Scotch, gillie John Brown. Two freight conductors 3n the 80-tun A Albany railroad have been arrest bing a fr«ight-ear. The New Orlean • change has In terested itself in a movement to form a cre mation society in that city. Buffalo businessmen are getting tired of taking Canadian money, which r. ,: i ino-a as freely in that city as treasury ;.- The Knights of Labor have presented In the Dominion Parliament a protect a assisted passengers fi r emigrani to < anada. Six thousand sheep on the estate Marquis La Mores, in Dakota, have recentlj died. II is suspected thej were enemies of the Marquis. A number of the Maryland oy have beenarrested, and it is believed t v. fie will be seriously o to the active exertions of the police. Henry Gonza, a lad of 17, while running ling, Pa., the i struck his head again kill< i. \ :. •Ie prevailed at the time. Sp >tted Elk, the noble red man discharged the other day in the United States ■': court at Deadwood, says it i- I it pr< sent, and thai he prefers to :■ in j.iil until warm weather. One of the Rothschild ladii I ily to Montmartre to relieve in person Bomc ragpickers who were deprived of their liveli h Iby Mr. Poubelle's decree ordering the rubbish from houses to be transfern rectly to the dustmen by the porters. The distress was great, and many familie being evicted. The large number of children about elicited the fad that, with the singular kindness shown by thi they were In mam c . ■ the adopt I of ragpickers de< i General Simon Cameron, while in Ga ton, found an old friend in the person of the widow of Dixon. 11. Lewis, of Alabama, with whom he served in congress nearlj year-; ago. "In a call of an hour," v.: correspondent, "these venerable people de scribed seem s of Washington life and poli tics in their prime. Although Mr. Cameron and Mr. Dixon were political i personal}] the.y were warm friends, and the venerable ex-Senator was highly gratified to mccl the widow of his departed fxii nd." Professor Warren, of Dover, N. .1., led ured in the High school hall at New Haven recently, and told » remarkable story con cerning John Hancock, one of thn signers of the Declaration of Independence, who, he stated, was once under indictment b>r smug gling $400,000 worth of liquor into the colo nies. A friend of the lecturer was engaged not long since by descendants of M i to gather material from which to write the history of Hancock's life. The material collected and read, when members of t b< family Immediately offered tue writer 11,000 to hand over the work and not make any further investigation. The writer took the. money, and tin- hook was never i The Temperance Movement—Queer J.'rsitit. i.i' . Atlanta (.a.. 1-Vb f.i. — The revval of the earthenware business in Georgia is one of the curious results of the local option tem perance movement. The high license a 1 first adopted limited the sa!i- of liquor to country towns, and the adoption of local option ral contigu. ous counties forced the good liquor trade upon the nearesi town, where it waa sold. Just before Christina . noticed l>v Southern Express official thai a great quan tity of jugs were put into the freight directed to parties In temperance counties. From (Jriflin to Carrollton, for instances, there was a well-known traffic carried on in jugs tilled of course, with whisky. Stewart county is known as "wet," but all counties around arc local option so that Stewart has to beai the blame and expense of the drunken freaks of half a dozen of her neighbors. Mr. Cnllom of Aiken countj S. C, filled an order within a month from Savannah for 10,000 jugs. He also disposed of 2,500 in Waynesboro, Ga. As those jugs are n-.-d for illict purposes they an- 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 place* establishing depots for a supply of jugs. Kate- have been received from railroads and wherever a depot ran be established within one day's wagon drive of a temperance centre it will furnish liquor to nil who need it. There are jug fac tories in Washington and Clarke counties, da., 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 case- to find a remedy, bnt 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 elTort fell through, as there was no authority upon which such action could be bused. Emerson and fli.s Moonlit World. None, we. think, will deny to Emerson :v 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 saying forever in the mind, while others only judge there, than either a, poet or a philospher. There was too much -train In him either. 3fe rose too much on tiptoe for the poet, and was too broken in his Insights for a philoso pher's steady continuity ol thought. . . . Emerson live 1 in a pale, moonlit world of identity, in which there was little that was adapted to tame the tierce.pas-ions and ap pease the agonizing remorse of human na ture. He was a voice to the pure intellect and the more fastldions conscience of men, not a power of salvation for their wretched ne-s. But«his gnomic wisdom will live long and startle many generations with its clear high, thrilling note. The London Spectator, roe;,, ,• ;.„ Which. 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 i"