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ST. PAUL MS. CHARGES OF EXTORTION. St. Vincent People Protesting Against Alleged Unfair Charges hy the Manitoba. The Allegations Pertinently Put—The North ern Pacific Land Grant. After tbe call yesterday morning the secre tary of the board of trade read the following communication, which was on motion re ferred to the board of directors: To the gentlemen comprising the Board of Trade of the cities of St. Paul and Min neapolis: St. Vincent, Feb. 25,1884. Gentlemen —The following facts are re spectfully submitted for your consideration: Either the presert agitation against rail way tariffs and elevator monopoly does or does not affect you. For following reasons, geutlemen, I contend it does: The business houses of Minneapolis and St. Paul which are furnishing the people of the northwest with merchandise, machinery and newspapers, came into existence and exist. First—Liable to competition. Second —Compelled by circumstances to do a credit business. Third—Without 6tate or national assist ance. The St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Vailway, which runs through this part of Min nesota, is— First—Without competition. Second —It does an exclusively cash busi ness. Third—It received national assistance in immensely valuable state lands. These two diametrically different systems of business are in operation in the northwest to-day. T.:-.;t season a destructive drouth was fol lowed by an early frost, and a shortage of millions "of dollars in values occurred, which, together with the stringency of money, pro duced serious embarrassment throughout the country. In this emergency the firms dealing In machinery have extended to the farmers their terms of payment, whilst business houses, although losing vast sums through failures of retail dealers, have acted leniently towards their deserving customers. In this emergency the St. Paul, Minneapo lis & Manitoba railway have continued to charge eighteen cents per bushel for carry ing wheat 31)0 miles, the distance between St. Vincent and Minneapolis, which would cat up even* bushel of wheat in freight charges long before it reached the seaboard, did that railway extend there, and they still charge $1.20 per cvvt. for heavy goods, such as ploughs, etc., from Minneapolis to St. Vin cent. But this is praiseworthy compared with wbnt they have done besides. In the interior of Africa, where ivory is the staple production, a barbarous chief controls a river, the only outlet of his kingdom. Along its banks trading posts are erected which have the sole privilege to receive and ship all ivory sold, and tbe agent at each station whose interest is to cheat the seller values all ivory offered for sale. This is a figurative case. Africa itself is incapable of illustrating how the wheat crop of 1883 and previous years have been manip ulated in northern Minnesota and Dakota, and you, gentlemen, all members of the boards of trade of your two cities, are victims of a system that would not be allowed on the Niger, and the millions an avaricious railway corporation and a few monopolists have wrung out of our farmers are millions you should have received. It is owing you to-day on your different ledgers. And this injustice has been perpetrated by a corporation who received every alternate section of land for ten miles on each side of their tracd, value sufficient to build their road twice over. A deputation of representative farmers went to consult Mr. President Hill, and he royally entertained them, and the freight on the next train load of frozen wheat that fol lowed them down paid all the expenses. ■In this section, and I appeal to your traveling men for confirmation: First—There is a settled feelingof despond ency existing. Second—Throughout this magnificent valley all Lopes are centered In Duluth for competi tion for a market and relief. Third—Deputations from Winnipeg have been favorabty received at Fargo and have been encouraged to try and divert the grain trade in that direction. These matters vitally affect your two cities. Gov. Hubbard has refused relief, and in his infamous reply to the petitions that went in to him from all over the state to convene the legislature, stated that he advised the leg islation asked for. and that if he collected them up again "that It might be interpreted to im ply a censure of their former judgment." In the name of patience yes! ten thousand times yes! Then he writes some twad dle about a lunatic asylum, when most of the business men and all the farmers of the state are half Insane over their grievances, and concludes by remarking that anyway most of the wrong that could be done this season's crop has been done, and he dates his letter January, 1884. That in January, 1885, he shall recommend etc., etc. When by his own argument the damage then shall all have been done next year's crop. We demand one day of such a governor as General Ben Butler. Gentlemen, I respectfully submit that there is one man in this state powerful enough to grant immediate relief, who can distance the legislature in providing a remedy. Mr. President Hill is the one Western railway magnate of this continent —for him to add to his wealth is only piling millions on the top of millions, but alongwith his wealth and power are corresponding responsibilities^ Out of the years let him devote one day to the interests of the men who have made his road a success. Let him visit us incog., and let him load up a load of wheat twenty miles back on the ridge—No. 1 hard wheat, free from dirt, and untouched by frost, and after toiling in through drift and blizzard, let him be told that his wheat is soft, with four pounds to the bushel dockage for dirt, and his grain is frozen, like him self, and for him to accept that grade or nothing. And Mr. President Hill will shove matches into the hands of whatever Wretched farmers are present, say ing, "Don't burn down the elevator;" and if they did, and he abolished every elevator on his road, he would give courage and hope to the hundreds and thousands of toiling set tlers stretching out over prairie and wood land along his lines; to the thousands of anxious business men in every town and village between your city and Mankato. To end this letter without according thanks and praise to the many gentlemen and news papers who in different localities have advo cated justice would be ungrateful; and fore most of our friends is our able, unbribed rail way commissioner, Gen. Baker, who could have placed my argument before you in more lucid terms and in a less tedious man ner than I have done; and gentlemen, I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, William G. Deacon. THE NORTHERS PACIFIC LAND GRANT. The following was also read and In a like manner referred to the directors: At a meet ing of the board of trade of Portland, Oregon, held on the 9th day of February, 1884, the following preamble and resolutions were Unanimously adopted: Whereas, the construction of the North ern Pacific railroad, as far as completed, has largely increased the wealth and prosperity of the people of the states and territories traversed by it; and Whereas, its completion to the waters of the Pacific ocean, as planned in the charter of the Northern Pacific Railroad company, would result in still greater benefits to the American northwest; and Whereas, the Northern Pacific Railroad company has pushed the construction of its transcontinental line with unsurpassed en ergy, and is now constructing the unfinish ed portion of its line as originally planned and laid down in its charter, and is thus en deavoring to redeem its promises to the peo ple of the United States; and Whereas, said Northern Pacific Railroad company can only succeed in bringing to final completion this great national enter prise if left undisturbed and in full posses sion of all lands granted, or intended to be granted, by the act of congress, approved July 2, 1864, and joint resolutions supple mental thereto and amendatory thereof, which lands are the basis of its credit in the financial world; and Whereas, there are now pending before congress sundry bills declaring a forfeiture of the land granted to the Northern Pacific Railroad company, or a portion thereof: Be it resolved, by tie board of trade of Port land, Oregon, that the passage of any such bills by congress would work a great injus tice to*the bondholders and stockholders of the Northern Pacific Railroad company, re sult in incalculable injury to the material interests of the people of tbe state of Oregon, and the territory of Washington, and thu3 tend to bring misfortune to many homes, and retard the growth and development of our country. Resolved, that in our opinion the Northern Pacific Railroad company, in view of its en ergetic action and apparent good faith, is en titled to all the benefits intended by the granting act, and should be left to enjoy the same. Resolved, That our senators and represent atives in congress be, and they are hereby requested to endeavor to prevent any and all legislation tending toward a forfeiture of any portion of the lands granted, and intended to be granted b> the acts above referred to. Resolved, That a copy of this preamble and resolutions be forwarded by the president of the board of trade of Portland, Oregon, to the president of the "United States, the presi dent pro tern, of the s'enate,the speaker of the house of representatives, and our senators and representative in congress. [Seal] Donald Macleat, President. F. K. Arnold, Secretary. Real Estate and Building. Sixteen transfers of real estate weie filed for record with the secretary of state yester day, the aggregate considerations amounting to"$21,890. Following were the transfers: REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Jenny Kallberg to Chas J Hawft, lot 7, block 3, Arlington Hills addition, $120. Chas J Hawft to John E Kallberg, lot 3, block 3, Arlington Hills addition, $150. Atigust Beyer to Ludwig Kothe, lot 8, block 79, West St. Panl Proper, $435. Robert P Lewis to George Eichenauer, lot 12, block 11, Lewis' 2nd addition, S400. Rush B Wheeler to Josephine Loomis, part of lots 8, 9 and 10, block 1, Kerns' addition, $1,300. Alex M Peabody to Otto A Spies, lot 16, block 4, Edwin Dean's second addition, $325. Annice G Barteau to WW Cantwell, lots 11, 12, 13 and 14, block 40, Summit Park addition, $1,600. Chas H Witherill to Thomas Meehan, part of lots 8, 4 and 5, block 70, West St. Paul Proper, $1,450. C O Westerlund to C W Miller, lots 19 and 20, block 12 of Terry's addition, $750. Albert Scheffer to Josephine Austell, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 16,- Woodbury & Case's addition to West St. Paul, $900. William E Seeley to Panl Martin, lots 1 and 2, block 68, West St. Paul proper, $1,050. George H Gill to A Sophia Warne, east half of block 6, Ewing & Chutes addition, $10,000. Elnora Brady to Peter Schommer, lot 8, block 19.-), Irvine's addition to West St. Paul, $500. Jane M Jagger to Chester R Smith, lots 23 and 24, block 2, E M Mackubln's addition, $1,800. Macalester Park syndicate to William Beggs, lot 11, block 1, Macalester park, $600. Same to Henry W Brewster, lot 4, block 7, Macalester park, $1,500. BUILDING PERMITS. The following permits to erect buildings were issued yesterday by Inspector Johnson: Tibelin & Johnson, a frame barn on Kittson street, between Fifth and Sixth streets, $200. W. W. Arbuckle, one story frame dwellng, on Greene street, between Eaton and Livingstone, $200. Wm. H. Arbuckle, one story dwelling, Greene street, between Eaton and Livingstone, $200. Sarah R. Flagg, two story frame dwelling, on Ninth street, between John and Locust, $2700. Wilson & Monkhouse, one story frame drying house, on Washington street, between Eagle and Chestnut, $300. ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION. Filed by the Berrisford Baking 1 and Confectionery Company and the St. Louis River Lumber Company. Articles of incorporation of Berrisford's Baking and Confectionery company, of St. Paul, were filed with the secretary of state yesterday, for the manufacture of crackers, cakes, bread, biscuit, confectionery and bak ing goods and supplies of every kind and description, and for their sale at both whole sale and retail; also to buy and sell in con nection with the business tobacco, cigars, nuts and general merchandise. The capital stock is placed at $50,000, divided into 800 shares of $100 each, to be paid in full when issued, with the privilege of increasing^ald capital stock to $200,000. The time of commencing business is March 1, 1884, for a continuance of thirty years, and the indebtedness Is limited to $40,000. The names of the incorporators are Enoch F. Berrisford, Thomas Berrisford and William R. Johnson, who constitute the first board of directors, Enoch F. Berrisford being presi dent, Thomas Berrisford treasurer and vice president, and Wm. R. Johnson, secretary. Articles of incorporation were also filed with the secretary of state yesterday of the St. Louis River Lumber company for the pur pose of manufacturing and selling logs, timber, lumber, bolts and shingles, supply ing the same, erecting mills, lumber yards, ponds, booms and other plants and conveniences necessary to such business. The principal place of business is to be at St. Paul, and the corporation commences March 1, 1884, to continue for a term of thirty years. The capital stock is placed at $3,000,000, to be divided into 30,000 shares of $100, each, to be paid in as called for by the directors, and the highest amount of indebtedness is placed at the amount of the capital stock. The in corporators are Thomas Lowry, of Minne apolis, and A. S. Foster, A. H. Wilder, and W. P. Warner, of St. Paul, who are the com pany's first board of directors. * THE COURTS. District Court. JURY CASES. [Before Judge Wilkin.] Wallace & Ryan vs. The City of St. Paul*, on trial. Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-day. NEW SUITS FILED. Daniel Getty et al. vs. M. G. Holmes; suit for $111 on promissory note. Probate Court. ]Before Judge McGrorty.J Guardianship of John E. Seabury, minor; Channing Seabury appointed guardian. Estate of Harrison C. Ellas, deceased; Joseph J. Beaumont and S. D. Downs ap pointed appraisers. Estate of Thomas H. French, deceased; decree made assigning estate to heirs. Estate of Louis E. Housen, deceased; in ventory filed. Municipal Court. | Before Judge Burr. | C. B. Detrlch and Nick Kovltz, drunk and disorderly; continued to the 27th. W. Robrska, same; committed for ten days. J. Schultz and J. Christopher, same; fines of $20 paid. J. Kunartz and P. Salia, same; |committed for twenty days. J. Sullivan, larceny; committed for sixty days. F. Carnick, vagrancy; sent out of town. J. Ennlght, drunkenness; same. T. Francis, keeping vicieus dog; continued until to-day. Serfous Business. Three men were arrested last evening on a charge of disorderly conduct. The names of the trio are John Delco, Peter For key and John B. Simar. They had been in attendance at a wedding, and were under the influence of intoxicating fluids. They were found driving furiously around on Rice street and College avenue. Simar and another man, who was not arrested, were in one sleigh andDelcoand Forkeyin another.While thus driving around they ran into a lamp post, and afterwards the two teams came in collision with each other, when one of the horses belonging to Mr. Hays had one of his forelegs broken, the injury extending into the shoulder. It is expected that the animal will have to be killed this morning. Simar was allowed to go on depositing $15, but bail was refused for the other two. The brims of nearly all the new straw hate and bonnets are turned over on the upper edge, so as to avoid, if desired, the use of any edge trimming- THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1884. Amusement*. DAVT CROCKETT. The Grand contained a larger and more enthusiastic audience than at the opening performance, to witness the play of "Davy Crockett," as enacted by Frank Mayo and company, and the sturdy, healthful fibre of the honest backwoodsman, his delightful ignorance in the way of book learning, the flow of sent iment and humor,together with the pateos in the play, never cease to charm an audience and win its approbation and applause. The performance was very good throughout, and those present were apparently very much de lighted. There will be a special ladies' matinee this afternoon, and the engagement close3 to night. Those who have not seen this charm ing play should not fail to attend. The "sale of seats for the engagement of Henrietta Vaders and the "Sea of Ice" company, opens at the box oflice of the Grand this morning. The company appears here to-morrow night, and if the reports are true they deserve a liberal patronage. Ma yo — Nor deck. Frank Mayo and John G. Wilson, author of "The House of Miuprat," have written a play which will bt* produced at Haverly's theatre, Chicago, on the 26th of May next. It is called "Nordeck" and was suggested by the novel of Venita the "Sunken City in the Sea." It has been read by many managers, critics and literary people, who are unani mous in the opinion that it will be successful. The management of the Madison Square theatre offered a large sum for it, but Mr. Mayo declined to sell. It Is in five acts, the scene is laid in that part of Polish- Germany that borders on the Baltic, the time, eighteeenth century. The story in a measure historical, is very romantic, and the situations, climaxes, and tableaus, very dra matic. The opportunity for scenic display is very grand, and Manager McConnell will spare no expense in that department to in sure its success. The cast embraces three ladies and thirteen gentlemen, the ladies will probaly be Mrs. D. P. Bowers,Laura Don, and Mary Davis. Thegentlemed already en gaged are Aarold Forrberg, Owen Fawcett, F. Williams and E, F. Mayo. Negotiations are pending with E. J. Buckley, J. W. Shan non, Edwin Varrey, and other prominent members of the profession. If "Nordeck" proves the hit anticipated, it will become Mr. Mayo's chief attraction next season, but not to the exctusion of "Davy Crockett," which has become too sure a card to be entirely shelved. A Pleasant Entertainment. Last evening the St. Paul crusaders gave their fourth entertainment at their hall, in the cathedral school building on Wabashaw street. The rooms was densly packed. The programme, which will be found below, was very enthusiastically received and gave very general satisfaction: Piano duo (by request, "Qui Vive," Jackson Mr. Rider and McLachlan. Song Selected Miss M. Sweeney. Song, '"Tis I Alone can Tell Reese Mr. P. J. Schaub. Piano solo, "Sans Sonci," Ascher Prof. Wm. Manner. Song ...., Selected Mrs. Hout. Essay Mr. J. D. C'Brlen. Song, "Dream Faces," Hutchinson Mr. P. J. Schaub. Zither solo, "Fantasie," ,......Stenger Mr. E. Giest. Song, "So the World Goes," Bendall Prof. Wm. Manner. Recitatien, "Damon and Pythias,"..,.. Miss. M. Simpson. Song Selected Mrs. J. J. Daly. Vocal duo, The Moon has raised her lamp Above, From opera of "Lilly of Killarney," F. Benedict Mr. McLachlan and Mr. Heyes. The St. Andrews Society's Sociable. The sociable given by the St. Andrews society in their hall, 371 Jackson street, was a most enjoyable affair. The managers of the entertainment had left nothing undone that could add to the pleasure of their friends. The programme was a varied and interesting one, and one that was participated in by all present. There were songs and readings by Messrs. W. and J. Myron, Barnard, Home, Kirk, Dobson and others, whilst the greater part of tbe evening was spent in tripping the light fantastic, the music for which was fur nished by the Quadrille band of the First regiment. Those present were highly delighted with the evening's enjoyment, and trusted that the sons of Auld Scotia will soon again give them, just such another treat. At midnight refreshments were passed, which were much relished, and dancing was kept up without intermission until long past the "sma wee hours ayont the twal," the company dispersing after singing "Auld Lang Syne." The floor could not be better for dancing than they had it, as they covered their carpet with a heavy linen cover which was equal to any rosined floor. The society is progressing in members, and such gather ings as last night will keep up the association of the mother land, as the songs, reading, and reels were peculiarly Scotch. THE DANVILLE TRIAL. Arms Said to Have been Prepared, and Standing Ready Loaded, Handy For Use. A Colored Witness, who Owned Considera ble Property, Unwilling to Testify. John Holderness, colored, described the riot and the events which preceded it. He was driven from Basil Graves' grocery store. He went to the back door of the store in the course of his business and found it locked. A clerk let him in. He asked why the door was locked and the clerk said the devil was to pay, and in a short time he would see more dead niggers than he had ever seen be fore. There were 200 loaded pistols lying on the counter. Just after firing eight or ten colored men rushed into the store. Burch and another white man came in with their empty pistols and exchanged them for loaded ones. Burch got behind the colored men and ordered them out. He said, the negroes had raised this thing and they must not harbor there. W. Read, mulatto, was called. He keeps a private boarding house in Danville. He was asked with respect to the proceedings of the Democratic committee of fifteen or six teen men, which he had overheard. He asked the committee to excuse him from answering. He said he was a resident of Danville and must go back there. His bread depended upon his patronage in Danville, and to testify would be to risk his living. He represented considerable real property, and his interests were considerable, Finally he related what he had overheard, and it was to the effect that the election must be carried by fair means or foul. Adjourned. A High Old Time. Hot Springs, Ark., Feb. 26.—There has been intense excitement here throughout the day. The citizens committee met last night This morning they ordered Hugh Behan, James Fehan and Doc. Magle, friends and witnesses of Frank Flynn to leave the city. They declined to go, but were forced by a de tachment of the police and the militia to taKe the train and leave. This afternoon the committee held another meeting and ordered a number of more men, principally friends and witnesses of Flynn to leiave the city. The sheriff telegraphed to the governor for military, but that official declined to interfere, as already one militia company was here, but as it is acting in conjunction wit the police force, and with independent orders from the, sheriff, that official this afternoon organized a special posse of his own. Both forces paraded the streets this afternoon heavily armed, and gave matters qnite a military appearance. Robert Pruitt and J. Lucius gave bond in $9,000 each to-day, and were released. Do ran, Dave Pruitt, Harry Lannlng and John Allison will be taken to the penitentiary 6t morrow for safe keeping. A Religious Order Alimented. Terre Haute, Ind., Feb. 26.—Fifteen Sisters, of the St. Francis Little Sisters of the Poor, are expected here to-night. They enter St. Anthony's hospital, founded largely by the liberality of H. Hulman. These Sister, are from the mother home of order at Olpes Westphalia, and came over in the steamer Servia, in charge, of Sister Deo Cratias, mother superior of the order In Indiana. THE RAILROADS. An Affidavit that Proves a Boomerang, G. A. Boda was yesterday arrested on a charge of publishing a false affidavit. The history of tbe case is as follows: Several day3 ago a man who gave his name as Has san, went into the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul ticket oflice and purchased a ticket for Syracuse, N. T., of Mr. Thompson, the regu lar agent. After purchasing the ticket he made an affidavit that he had purchased it at a less rate than that fixed upon by the agree ment between the three St. Paul and Chicago roads. The penalty for the violation of the agreement is $500. This G. A. Boda also made an affidavit that he was with Hassan when the latter purchased the ticket, and that Hassan paid the cut rate to Mr. Thomp son and no more. It is claimed that the affidavit is false, and that is the cause of the arrest. The substance of the other side of the ease 13, as stated by Mr. Thompson and several others who were in the office at the time the ticket was purchased, that Hassan went into the ticket office alone, and that Boda was not in the ticket oflice at the time. Hassan asked the price of a ticket, $ and when told said he could get one for less money. Mr. Thompson then informed him that he could be supplied with the ticket at the price named if he would wait a moment. He waited and Mr. Thomp son sent out for a ticket broker, and when the latter arrived he sold Hassan the ticket at the lower price named, which is the sum mentioned in the managers' agreement as allowable, when the sale is made by a broker. The broker and several others confirm all that Mr. Thompson says, and show that the ticket was sold strictly in accordance with the managers' agreement. As soon as Mr. Th6mpson learned that Hassan and Boda had made the affidavits he swore out a warrant for the arrest of each of them on a charge of publishing a false affidavit, and a thorough search was made through the train for Hassan, but he was not on board, and a close watch has since been kept up for him, but the officers have not been able to find him. They suc ceeded yesterdav, however, in capturing Bo da. The officers of the St. Paul & Milwau kee road claim that it was a "put up job" to catch them in an effort to violate the man agers' agreement, and they declare it as their purpose to make an example of the false af fidavit business and bringthe miscreants to justice, if there is a possibility of doing so. A Line From Winnipeg Northwest. Philadelphia, Feb. 26.—The contractor for building the Souris & Rocky Mountain railway states that work will be rapidly rushed as soon as spring opens. The road will run from Winnipeg, northwesterly through Battleford to a point beyond Ed mondton, in all about 1,050 miles. The company has been reorganized and a land grant of 15,400 per mile has- been obtained from the government. Bonds of t he com pany amounting to $8,000,000 have been placed. Annual Meeting. Cedar Rapids, la., Feb. 26.—The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Burling ton, Cedar Rapids & Northern railway was held in this city today. Four of the five re turning directors were reelected, the fifth, John J. Blair, was succeeded by R. R. Cable. At the meeting of the directors, the follow ing officers were reelected: President, Judge Tracy; treasurer, H. H. Hollister; assistant treasurer, C. Stickney, secretary S. S. Dor wart. The control of tbe road jointly by those interested companies, seems to have been determined upon. Earnings of the Lehigh. Philadelphia, Feb. 26.—It was stated at a meeting of the Lehigh Coal & Navagation company state that the property of the com pany paid 6 per cent cash, besides earning a handsome surplns and securing all the ton nage. The proposition to dispose of 18,900 shaFe3 of tbe company's stock, now in its treasury at par, to -extinguish the floating debt, was left to the discretion of the man agers. Injunction Denied, Pocghkeepsie, N. T., Feb. 26.—In the case of the application of Walter Courier vs. the New York, West Shore & Buffalo Rail road company, for an injunction, Judge Bar nard denied the motion with costs. The judge declares the complaint contains no averrment. He has requested the corporation to bring action, and until the corporation re fuses by its formal acts, a stockholder has no standing to make himself the champion of the company. New Through Line from Chicago East. Pittsburg, Feb. 26.—In consequence of the aqusition of the Pittsburg & Western R. R., the Baltimore & Ohio will start a through passenger and freight line from New York to Chicago, via Pittsburg. It is claimed the distance will be eighty miles less than the Pennsylvania company's route. The Pitts burg & Lake Erie will also establish a through iine from Cleveland to New York, using the Baltimore <fc Ohio tracks from Bradford. Stock not Sold: New York, Feb, 25.—Jay Gould, being shown a statement that he had sold to Van derbilt 73,000 shares of his Delaware, Locka wanna & Western stock, said the statement was absolutely false, and that he had not, in fact, disposed of a single share of that stock, and that his confidence in the future of the securities had never been stronger than now. Kansas and Des Moines. Des Moixes, Iowa, Feb. 26. —Articles of incorporation of the Kansas City, Des Moines and Northern Railroad company were filed to-day. The object is to bnild a road be tween the cities named. The incorporators are chiefly residents of Missouri and Iowa. Reported Resignations. Chicago, Feb. 26.—It is stated in railroad circles that M. Knight, general freight agent of the Wabash line, and J. J. Rodgers, gen eral freight agent of the Missouri Pacific, have resigned. Dividend Declared. New York, Feb. 26.—The directors of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad declared the usual quarterly dividend of two per cent, on the preferred stock, payable on March 1. The Big Loan. Ottawa, Feb. 26, —The bill granting a loan of §22,500,000 to the Canadian Pacific railroad, stands for its third reading on Thursday, in the commons. TJie Agreement Ratified. New York, Feb. 26.—At a meeting of the executive committee of the Chicago «fc North western this afternoon the tripartite contract was ratified. Rail Notes. Gen. Alexander, of the St. Paul & Manito ba road, has returned. S. W. Cummings, general passenger and ticket agent of the Central Vermont railroad with headquarters at St. Albans, Vermont, is in St. Paul. Mr. H. C. Davis, of the Northern Pacific road, was preparing yesterday to go to Des Moines, Omaha and to other places in the south and southwest. A dispatch dated at Helena, from Mr. Oakes, of the Northern Pacific, stating that he will start for the east to-morrow, was re ceived at headquarters in St. Paul yesterday. At 1 o'clock a. m. yesterday the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Stillwater & St. Paul road was held in St. Paul, when the following directors were selected: S. S. Merrill, James J. Hill, E. W. Winter, P. S. Harris, F. W. Davis, D. J. Callahan, James Smith, Jr. The following officers were elect ed: President, James Smith, Jr.; secretary and treasurer, Philip S. Harris. There has been a good deal of talk lately about a fast train from Chicago and St. Paul to Portland. No doubt such a scheme is on foot, though strange as it may seem a persistent effort is made to keep it very secret. Mr. C. C. Wheeler, gen eral superintendent of the Northwestern road Mr. C. A. Swineford, superintendent of the Madison division jf the same, and 8. Sanborn, assistant general superintendent of the same, are in St. Paul at the present time. It is generally understood that they are here to consult with the Northern Pacific people in regard to putting on a fast train as suggested above. No meeting has been held here yet, but it is probable that there will be soon. Northwestern Directors' Meeting. New York, Feb. 26.—At a meeting to-day of the directors of the Chicago & Northwest ern Railroad company only routine business was done. A quarterly dividend of 2 per cent, on the preferred stock, payable March 24, was declared. The books close March 9 and reopen March 26. The tripartite agree ment was ratified. COPIAH INVESTIGATION. Fears That the Matthews Crowd Wonld Seize the Country and Ruin It. New Orleans, Feb. 26.—In the Copiah county investigation, the testimony was a repetition of yesterday, impeaching the char acter of Burnett, Lewis and Matthews. The last, it was claimed, corrupted the board of supervisors, and boasted that thereby he made money. The election in Green's store was declared peaceable, but It Is believed the independents stuffed the ballot box. J. L. Meade, chairman of the Democratic committee, at the last election testified sub stantially as the other Democrats. He at tributed the excitement preceding the elec tion to the fears of the people that the Mat thews' crowd would get possession of the county government, resulting in ruin to the people. The witness presided at a meeting, and approved of the resolutions adopted after Matthews' death. Hargrove, sheriff of Copiah county, be lieved he would have been elected sheriff without any bulldozing. James Sexton, of the counsel for Copiah county before the committee, was sure the killing of Wallace, the whipping of Fortner and the buring of Crumps' house, were in no way connected with politics, and he did not believe the armed men who came into Hazle hurst had anylhing to do with these or other outrages. Mormons Checkmated. Salt Lake, Crrr, Feb. 26.—The university of the district is supported by the public school funds, and has always been controlled by the Mormon church. The legislature makes appropriations and the board of re gents created a debt of nearly thirty thous and dollars, and the legislature has passed a bill making an appropriation for the same, bnt it is not yet approved by the governor. The law makes it the duty of the governor to appoint the regents to be confirmed by the legislature. The governor sent in the names for a chancellor and twelve regents, three of whom are now Mormons. This Is classed by the church organs as ursurpatlon of power, and they will, if possible, refuse to confirm them, because the university is really a Mormon school, claiming to be unsectarian simply to draw public money. The appointments by Governor Murray gives another chance for personal abuse, and a display of Mormon hatred to the government. A Curious Wedding. | Special Telegram to the Globe.] Boston, Feb. 26.—A curious wedding took place this noon in a beer saloon on State street The parties were Colonel B. J. Fox, a wealthy New Yorker, and Hannah J^Slver ett, a large flashily dressed woman, about whom no one knows anything. The colonel is said to have made her acquaint ance yesterday. The barkeeper was given carte blanche by the happy groom and it was a free drink to every one all the after noon. FASHION GLOBELETS. Moliere waistcoats will be belted in future- The Anne Boyleyn cap Is the headdress of the hour. All sorts of redingotes will he fashionable this season. Dinner and reception toilets for young ladies have deml-tralns. Long lace pelerines will take the place of fichus on in-door toilets. A pretty new walking hat of fine Milan straw is called the 7—20—8. Surplice waists will be used on soft wool dresses of young girls. Little French capotes have rolled brims or double straight brims. The "Bon ton" walking hat bids fair to be a great spring favorite. Guipure de Genes is a new lace, which has the appearance of embroidery. Silver jewelry of a heavy type in sporting designs is a fashionable fancy. A great deal of gilt thread Is found in spiing laces, embroideries and braids. In place of the poke we will have a modi fied Dunstable, called the mignon. A veiling in fine Ottoman ribs is very love ly in combination with taffeta glace. Spring dresses in velvet combinations will frequently have pompon garnitures. Heather in bloom will be a favorite garni ture for the new Milan straws in champig non. Nearly all the English and American bon nets have ample crowns to hold the coils of hair. Embroidered black grenadines are made over black silk for indoor toilets of elderly ladies. Silver and gold soutache will be used on the spring greens both in tbe dress and the bonnet. Spring wraps are as ornamental as pos sible, frequently being combinations of three different materials. Tufts of white chenille in the form of dots, balls, tassels and blocks occur on manv of the new veilings. Coquelicot red bonnets with trimmings of red maple wings will be worn by pale ladles of fair complexion. Very narrow velvet ribon, as narrow as soutache braid, is used in large quantities on imported bonnets. Spring wools in the new brown-gray tints, and also those in vert-de-gris, predominate in fresh importations. It is now the extravagant fashion to use as much material as possible in tbe skirts and overskirts of dresses. The beautiful and durable taffeta is again the favored silk, both for all-silk toilets and silk and velvet combinations. India shawls are formed into graceful spring mantles by means of sliver or gilt buckles, used to hold the folds in place. Lace waistcoats, or rather satin waistcoats covered with pleatings of lace, are very fash ionable on toilets of black silk. Pleated pelerines of the material of the dress comes as the fashionable wrap with Pa risian dresses for very young ladies. Short capes with high shoulders, in chenille marabout of delicate shades, are already being prepared as spring wraps for young girls, -s Dress bonnets in delicate tinted China crape, with gathered crowns, have a flat wreath of roses of the shade of the crape around the brim. Square necks, not deep enough to be yokes, are found on many youthful wool toilets. They are Intended to be filled by a lace or silk guimpe. Manager Allison, of Australia, says he went to see Barnum's white elephant when In London. 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