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Yesterday's Meeting: Taken np Prin
cipally in Considering: the Right
of-Way Over the Levee-
Che Robert Street Bridge on D»ck Again,
rEut Once More Tabled—Mis
One ol the first matters considered yestcr
lay, by the board of directors of the chamber
>f commerce, was that of tbe
La»t week this matter was referred to the
tommittee on legislation, which reported, in
rritiag, through Mr. Murray, that the com
munication must have been drafted
under a misapprehension of the facts in
regard to the levee. C. D. Gilfillan and
the other citizen's who originated tbe
scheme of a levee 200 feet In width along I
the bank of the Mississippi river in the Sixth i
ward, did bo for the purpose of securing «t
an early day without a large cost property
that might in the future, under proper re
strictions and limitations, be given railroad
corporations as a right of way for the pur
pose of enabling them to get within the city
with their respective roads, and with this in
tention and understanding they secured
legislation which authorized the city to ap
propriate $20,000 towards the improvement.
As yet but one railroad company has made
application for the right of way over the
levee, viz: Tbe Minnesota & Northwestern
Railroad company, and for the purpose of
enabling other railroads to extend their lines
to and within the city; the common council
refused to grant that railroad corporation a
right of way more than fifty feet in width
over and across the Sixth ward levee, this,
notwithstanding tbe fact that quite a number
of the citizens of the Sixth ward, in their
teal for a new line of railroad, were quito
willing that a grant of 150 feet Ebould be
made. One hundred and fifty feet in width
of the lower levee remains unappropriated,
which is ample for two more railroads, and
fifty feet in width for levee pvrpope*. (
It is expected and intended by tbe com
mon council, that any railroad corporation
securing the right of way along and
across the Sixth ward levee will grade
so much of the levee as may be given it for
a right of way to such grade as would be ap
proved by the common council, and this
they will be required to do, thus relieving
the property holders of the Sixth ward from
an assessment for levee improvement to that
extent. The committee declares its belief
that the interests of the Sixth ward will be
carefully guarded, and that any concessions
made to any railroad company will be made
with a view to enhance and promote the best
interests of the Sixth ward, and recommend
that the communication from the Sixth ward
be placed on tile. The report was adopted.
Gen. Bishop's resolution in regard to the
proposed Robert street bridge was
taken up, and Mr. Murray moved
to lay it oa the table. Mr. Merrill offered a sub
stitute, that a good bridge be built at Robert
Street, when both the resolution and the
substitute were tabled.
A communication from Senator McMillan
as to the bankrupt law was received, re ad
and filed.
A circular, from the national board of
trade, Boston, Mass., announcing that the
fifteenth annual meeting of the national
board will be held at Wasbinirton, on the
L"ith of January next, and asking St. Paul
to send representatives, was received.
Mr. IfcChng reported verbally as to the
Scandinavian college, between the two cities.
Tiie college would open with 300 or 400
Mr. LngenwH reported that the two com
mittens from Minneapolis and St. Paul had
not agreed in regard to union ground* for a
fair between the two cities, and further time
was given the committee.
Mr. Noyes called attention to the fact that
it was proposed to increase tlw amount for
which suits could be brought in the United
States circuit courts so as to limit tha busi
ness. He was very strongly opposed tc this
and thought it would be bitter to multiply
the courts. For senators ami representa
tives will be requested to oppose the proposed
change In the law.
Mr. Noyes reported that do doubt satisfac
tory arrangements could be Bade with the
United States authorities in regard to the in
terference of the Robert street bridge with the
government building. ,
Capt. Rerfcey called attention to the quan
tities of rubbish and Inflammable matter in
the collars of our warehouses and stores, and
expressed the idea that it would be best to
call upon the health officer to look into the
matter. Mr. OppeaaeUtt explained about !
the Insurance patrol they have in all cities of
100,000 people. No doubt we would have
one here. Mr. Murray explained that Dr.
Iloyt the health officer bad taken steps to
have t!ie matter attended to.
Arguments in an Important Suit—
Number of New Cases Com
menced— Calendar.
The December term of the United States
circuit court opened yesterday morning,
Judce Nelson presiding.
Among the cases taken up was that of E.
L. Eoapee & Co. against the Northwestern
Manufacturing <& Car company, of Stillwater.
The suit was brought incidentally to enforce
the payment of a judgment for $3<i4, the ul
terior object being for the appoint
ment of a receiver to collect the
outstanding debts of the concern,
take charge of all the machinery and se
questered property and to manage and con
duct the business in the Interest of the credi
The case came up yesterday on a motion
to dismiss the action and remand it to the
state court It was argued at groat length
by the counsel and taken under advisement.
The following suits were began in the
United States circuit court yesterday:
Andreas Frisk vs. The Milwaukee «fc St
Paul Railway company. An action to re
cover possession (if .i tract of land in Rice
c-ountyjan I for $15,000 damages for with
holding the - imc.
llJoiiu S. Turnbull et al. vs. Josiah Bartlett
anJ utlierf. An action to recover *10,475
damazert alleged to h:ive accrued from a
brcacli of contract, by which plaintiffs pur
chased land 'near MoorheaiL
Bridget Hynes vs. Tlio Chi. -ago, Milwaukee
A: St. Paul Railroad company. An action to
recover #539 for injuries received by a rail
road accident at Rotseuiont on the 18th of last
By Patrick Hyms vs. the same Railroad I
com puny. For §r>oo damages resulting from
In lories received in the sanie accident.
By Amos J. VsmtaJeatioe vs. The Chicago,
Milwaukee it St. Paul Railroad company. An '
«( tioa for $10,000 damages for injuries sus- '
tamed by tbe plaintiff and his wife on the
f Jth or August lust. They were alighting from
a platform when the cars started suddenly
and threw them to the ground, inflicting iu
; Dark Work of a White Alan.
Thomas White, a coal black son at Africa !
was arraigned in the police court yesterday j
afternoon on complaint of Maltie Lucas, a j
good Leaking Mullatto woman, on the charge
of iiitempiiug to burn down her house*.
White was arrested in MlnneapoUa by Detec- !
tives Dan O'Connor and Kenallv, and he j
iras bound over until to-day in the sum of
$750. Th« woman Lucas ami the divorced
wife of White reside at the corner of. Fifth
and Exchange streets tad the alleged u
tempt it auoa ; <ok place an Ihe Sad hist.
On in- night at that «my the ■ inmates of
the bojji»cwerc iuwjUeneJ by tmokt; and an
investigation shmrcd tuut. the hallway- w\.s
ou fir? AlV.r ;>.• lilji.: hal been suuclchud
it was found that the hallway bad been
saturated with coal oil and then set on fire
White, who Is jealous of his former wife, bad
been seen skulking around the premises and
he is supposed to be guilty of attempting to
burn down the house. He will have a hear
ing to-day.
A ToH?h Citizen Wanted to Kiss a
Lady on the Street— Monday in
. the Police Court.
Yesterday was a quiet Monday in the
police court and blzzoner had but very little
dirty linen to wash. The most notable cate
on the docket was that of Herman Lary.
Herman is a would-be masher, especially
when he is loaded with tanglefoot and when
| under the influence of the seductive budge
be makes some very bad breaks. He was on
the mash last Sunday and in passing up
West Seventh street he attempted to kiss
a highly respectable young lady.
(He displayed excellent taste in his choice,
! hut it was a bad way to achieve a conquest
fend he was sent out for ninety long days.
James Bohen, a gentleman of the cloth, j
i so far forgot the sacred character and dig
| nity of his office as to become boiling drunk.
!He made a baby show of himself on the
i street , the result being that be was run in.
He promised to take tbe pledge yesterday,
, and the court let him go.
Chris. McManus bad alto been as full as
the proverbial boiled owl. He ran down
Jackson street yelling fire, the only evidence
of a blaze being in bis strong and Inflamed I
breath. He will lay low for flve days.
Raymond Seed, a citizen and a brother, ,
called John Blank, another gem "men of '
color, some very tough names and John had
him yanked. Reed was put under bonds to
keep his nasty tongue to himself.
U. S. Circuit Court.
[Before Judge Nelson. J
Chas. Jay et al. vs. P. Rahilly; continued.
C. Hcmingßon vs. St. Paul, M. <fc M. P.'y
Co.; same.
S. Mann ct al. vs. J. W. La 1 1 et al; same.
P. P. Pettijohn vs. J. J. Home; transferred
to equity.
F. S. Kirkland vs. J. V. Ditman; notice
of continuance.
J. D. Lyle et al. vs. N. P. R'y Co.; trans
feired to equity.
E. A. Orady vs D. M. Osborne & Co.;
continued to the 12tb.
John McDonald vs. N. P. R'v Co.; motion
for continuance.
Hastings A Dakota R'y Co. vs. C. H. Sul
livan; continued.
Brunswick Billiard Co. vs. E. A. Boyd et
a!.; motion for continuance.
Sea I). Moore A. Co. vs. C, St. Paul, M.
& Omaha R'y Co. ; leave to amend answer.
Mary Ann Jones vs. same; dismissed.
Braduer Smith Paper Co. vs. Cedar Falls
Paper Co. ; motion to strike out amended
H. EL Hodgson vs. the Western Union
Telegraph Co.; set for the 22d la*
Ernest L. Hospes ( t al vs. the Northwest
ern Manufacturing «fc Car Co.; motion to re
mand to the state court; argued and sub
Supreme Court.
Anton Scheffler, appellant, vs. The Minneap
olis & St. Louis Railroad company, re
Syllabus— ln an action for the next of kin
under section 2, chapter 77, general statutes
of 1373, on account of the death of a person,
damages arc to be computed with reference
to the reasonable expectation of pecuniary
benefit* from the continuance of the life of
the deceased.
A railroad company docs not owe a mere
trespasser upon its track the duty of having
an engineer running a train look to see if be
is there, but if, after having seen him, the
engineer does not exercise proper care to
avoid striking him, the company is liable for
the consequences.
The Carlisle and other similar tables of
fered for the purpose of showing the "expec
tation," or probable duration of life, are to
be received (If at all) upon judicial
notice of their genuineness and autborita
tivcne«s. No legal proof of genuineness or
authoiitativcness is required, but it is proper
for a court to inform itself In the premises
by reference to books or other sources of in
formation. Such tables are not conclusive,
but their value in a given case is largely ana
logical. They must speak for themselves
and not by the mouth of a witness merely
testifying to their contents.
The probable duration of life is a proper
element to- be considered in cstimatiug dam
ages in an action under the statute before
The order refusing a new trial is reversed
and a new trial awarded. Bnitnv, J.
Edward Jordan, respondent, vs. James W.
Humphrey, appellant.
Syllabus— The effect of a simple reversal
of a judgment depends upon the grounds
upon which the reversal is based, as ex
pressed in the "opiniou" of the court.
Part of the issues in this action were
tried in the district court by a jury and part
by the court. Upon appeal from the juilsr
ment this court, in its "opinion," deter
mined that there was a mistrial of the
issues tried by the court and that
■■ to them there should be
a new trial. With reference to a new trial
tin- "opiuion" also considered the question
of the sufficiency of the evidence to support
tbe verdict.
No motion had been made below to set
aside the verdict or to grant a new trial of
the issues determined by it. The order and
judgment here simply reversed the juiig
■eat appealed from. Held, that the effect
of the reversal is to set Midi the J udgincnt,
and the finding* of the trial court, and to
zraiit a new trial of the cases tried by the
court, and to leave the plaintiff (if so ad
vised) to move below to Bet aside the verdict
and for a new trial of the issues determined
by it. with an intimation that the evidence is
not sufficient to sustain the verdict.
The order of denial Is according af
firmed. Beert, J.
District Court.
| Before Jud^e \Vilkin.|
Maria Lanccrbouseva. Frank Lsnzcr
house; continued until next general term.
O. G. Hospes vs. M. A. Schultz and Geo.
W. Becht; argued and submitted.
Martin Brockman vs. John Wagner; ar
gued and (submitted.
Adjourned la 10 a. m. to-day.
j Before Ji-lge Brill. |
Chas. A. Fordicc vs. Chester Hitchcock;
motion to dismiss granted and proceedings
stayed for twenty days.
James Cady vs. John M. Closky; contin
ued on payment of $10 cost.
State of Minnesota vs. Win. A. Case; con
tinued as to two suits.
John Daffy vs. Frederick Althen; on
Adjourned to 9:30 a. m. to-day.
[By Judge Simons. |
Fcliclte Gassucr vs. Philip -ner:divorcc
granted on tue ground of desertion.
Joseph Charon vs. Clotilda Chapron ; di
vorce grauted on the ground of desertion.
~ ; J'rol/atr Court.
{"Before Jndsre McGrortr.J
Estate of James McNally, deceased; will
admitted to probate.
Estate of Pearson S. Peterson, deceased;
letters issue: to Emma L. Peterson and
Richard Peterson.
Municipal Court.
I Before Jndse Burr, i
C. D. Carris, drunkenness; fine of $5
C. McManug; same; five days.
Ji'.s. Bohen, same; fine remitted.'
11. Long, disorderly; ninety days.
R. Reed, abusiveLinguage; bond given to
keep the peace. ;
. Thomas While, arson ; 'Continued until to
day. <
The detractor may, and often does, pu]{ ■
down others, but be nev.-r, as he seems to i
suppose, elevates himself to their positioo.
The most he can do Is maliciously to te«i i
from thorn the. bl*'s.*lnjrs which ».« cannot
; enjoy himself. — [Johnson.
Synopsis of State Auditor Bradea's
Forthcoming Report,
Discussing the Funds, Method* of Assess
ment, with Tablet showing the E«T
enue and Disbursements.
The rerenus funl from which the general
expenses of the state ire pud it overdrawn
1102,439.07. There has ben no balance
over liabilities in the fund for several Tears.
Over $500,0 JO hat been expended in replac
ing: structures destroyed by fire, absorbing
all estimated receipts from taxes, and in ad
dition $190,000 received from . revenue
loans of ISS3. The estimates for the year
ending July 31, 1884, show a deficit of
$37,000. It will be necessary to make some
provision for the overdraft during the year
ending July 31, 185*5. The proper method
will be to consolidate the state institution
fund with the revenue fund. The former
fund is derived from taxes paid by railroads.
If the consolidation is made the state will
soon be in a condition to take up all out
standing text book warrants, amounting to
about $39,785.35. The present rate of one
mill state tax will probably be sufficient to
meet anticipated expenses. The annual
charge upon the state institution fund has
been permanently increased by tbs provi
sion requiring an amount sufficient to pay
the interest on tb« railroad adjustment bonds
to be set apart annually.
This requires about $100,000 per annum.
The estimated receipts for three years show a
surplus sufficient to warrant a transfer to the
revenue fund of a sum sufficient to meet the
annual overdraft on that fund. The auditor
favors the consolidation of the two funds.
There are orders outstanding against the text
book fund of 139,753.88. The statutes ap- !
propriate 1 50,000 for a revolving fund, which i
is intended to be self-supporting through I
payments by counties. This is not the case,
as some counties are tardy in akin pay- j
ment, and owing to the unusual pressure on
the revenue fund, the state has not been in
condition to fully comply with the require
ments of the law. The law should be
amended making payments due tat state
compulsory on the part of counties ordering ''
books. If the funds are consolidated M suc
gested, these difficulties will be largely ob
viated. The $31,507.00 received from the
internal improvement fund in 1882 has all
been expend in payment of appropriations
for bridges. The amount due for ISS3 has
not been received. Reports of bridges con
structed in ISS3 have been received sufficient
to exhaust all, or nearly all due. Appropri
ations for bridges were made by the last leg
islature for two years.
Many bridges were built in 18S3, but
money not being available, the contractors
arcstill awaiting amounts due. These difficul
ties may be avoided in tat future by divid
ing trie bridge appropriation, racking part
payable ::i is Mi and the remainder in 18S7.
The permanent school fund baa now an ac
cumulation of $C,255.C32.G3. The mI of
6chool lands for ISM and spring sales of
1884 amounted to H7,5Si acres at the aver
age price of $5.80 per acre. The entire sales
for all years amount to 903,145 acres at an
average of $0.03 per acre. The original
grant embraced one-eighteenth part of the
■tat -. or about 3,000,000 acres to this will be
added one-half the proceeds of swamp lands
which may become the state's property after
grants have been tilled. The ultimate accu
mulation of this fund is likely to reach $IS,
--000,000 or $20,000,000. The payments of
principal, excluding that required* at e :.\r s,
on all classes of lands from Dec 1, ISS2, to
July 31, itM, was $432,497.30, and SU9
patents were Issued. The auditor recom
mends the repeal of the law providing fur
double interest on land purchases not paid
on June 1 and the provision for abatement
of the penalty and would have
the law amended by making
the interest 12 per cent, on intcrctt
not paid June 1. This will more effectually
protect the state and be more satisfactory to
all concerned. The permanent university
fund now represents an accumulation of
$G62,755.30. The entire grant subject to {
sales lor this fund amount to 109,353 acres
with 18,000 acres yet to be approved to the
sUtfl. This fund will eventually amount to \
aoout $1,000,000. The statute provides no j
method for giving a railway right of way
over university lands, this should be pro
vided for and the law made retroactive. Tin'
internal improvement land fund now
amounts to $1,300,005.71 and 221, 1 3 acres
hive been sold at an average of $5.59 per
acre, leaving 274, acres unsold. The la- j
tcrest is used in paying interest on Minne
sota 4 1 ; adjustment bonds and the fund will |
be used in paying these bonds when they
mature. The board of investment, consist
ing of the governor, treasurer, auditor, pres
ident of university, regents and chief justice
held meetings on Aug. 27, IMS, Oct. 27,
18S3, Dec. 12, ISS3, and March 29, 1834,
and voted at the respective meetings: to sell
299,000 goverment Cs, at a premium of 31 }{
percent, and invest the proceeds in Minne
sota * '-j adjustment? : to sell 150,000 Mis
souri 6s and invest in Minnesota 4}^s: to
purchase 110 A\4 adjustments, exchang
ing therefor Missouri' 6s at t!0
per cent, premium; to sell 331 Missouri
6s and invest in Minnesota 4%s on United !
Slates' bonds. The net gain to the state by
these transfers amounts to over $105,000. A
judicious investment of the trust funds has
become a difficult problem. The law might
be amended, permitting loans to school dis
tricts and counties for erection of school
and county buildings only. Let tbr issue be
long time 5 per cent, bonds limitin; the
amount to 3 or 5 percent, of the assessed val
The efficiency of the law for the collection
of taxes Is attested by the promptness at
tending their payment Our methods of as
sessment cannot be a3 heartily commended.
The constitution provides "that all the taxes
levied shall be nearly as equal as may be,
and such property shall have a cash valua
tion and be equalized and uniform through
out the state." The fundamental principle*
to he kept in lew in making assessments
are first, how to get . all the
property listed; second, how to obtain a
fair ami equitable valuation. Property
divides itself Into two classes— visible prop
erty, as lands, live stock, machinery, mer
chandise, etc. ; Invisible property, as stocks,
bonds, money, etc. The former may be eas
ily listed and the difficulty, therefore, is with
the latter class. A correct assessment of
the invisible property would add many mil
lions to the tax list and reduce the unjust
burden now resting on the visible property
of the state.
The difficulties attending assessments are
great. Tney are enumerated as follows: Re
fusal on the part of the owner to properly
list his property; want of knowledge regard
ing its value on the part of the officer, . and
reluctance as to what may be considered a
censorious Inquiry concerning private af
fairs, are the stumbling block«"that lie in the
way. A thorough assessment is not inquisi
torial, and the disclosing of private affairs is
not the real objection, but a desire to avoid
taxation lies at the bottom.
The law permitting deductions of debts
from credits is radically wrong to prove
which several examples arc given. (thing
is in .re easy than to create debts for the
purpose of evading assessments, and it is
through tills door of deductions that a vast
amount of property escapes its fair propor
tion of taxation. The scheming, adroit, un
scrupulous man wh-> unfairly reduces Hi
assessments, j arbitrarily assesses his more
conscientious neighbor and transfers to
other shoulders the weight of an unjust pro
portion of public burdens. This is not only j
unjust, but it has a tendency to lower the
moral tone of a community "by compelling
men in self defense to subscribe to property
statements known to be untrue. A person
having ten times as much property as his
neighbor should pay ten times as much tax.
Tiie rule however is the more property a man
may own the less is bis proportionate* tax.
The assessed value of structures and of thir
teen classes of personal property, constitu
ting the lnsurable property of tJe state, was
in 1834 valued at $92,000,000. while the ag
gregate insurance policies In ISS3, and I
which of necessity covered only a portion of
this property, amounted to $188,000,000, de
monstrating that its taxable value did not
exceed, perhaps, one-third of its lnsurable
The question of how the difficulties extend
ing assessments can bo overcome are dis
cussed, and the following recommendations
made: First, do away with deductions from
credits on account of indebtedness. Second,
substitute- county assessors in place of town
ship assessors. UnH— ■ onr nresent system ;
the lament of over 1,200 assessors must
be harmonized, or the attempt made. A
change to county assessments Is every way
desirable, and will secure greater uniformity
without entailing additional expense.
Suppose the law would not permit a greater
insurance on property than its assessed val
uation, or that the law required all notes,
bonds, securities, etc., to be stamped "listed
for taxation — " and signed by the asses
sor, then suppose the law should forbid pay
ment unless they bear such endorsement. I
scarcely prepared to endorse the last two
raggetuoa*. but believe such enactments
would add $30,000,000 to our tax lists. Such
medicine is not palatable. The disease how
ever demands heroic treatment. Perhaps
we are drifting into that mllleninm eraadvo
cated by Mr. George and other economists,
when all revenue shall be raised on land
Balance December 1, '8« $143,093 59
Receipt* for eight month*. ending
July SI, 1633, from the following
State taxes $308,995 «1
Railroad taxes 479,693 M
Insurance Co.'* and fees 55.304 61
Principal paid on i-Ute lands 839,634 60
Sales of Umber on state lands 40.491 73
Interest on state land contracts.... 210,066 S3
Interest on invested trust funds. ... 154.89? 07
Bands redeemed 43.000 00
Bond* t— as) d rev. lean US 190.000 CO
I Softool text books 19.235 79
Seed grain loans unpaid 6,721 56
Taxes telegraph companies 4,530 60
Keeping inmates •••farm «-ta-v»1.... 16.601 50
Keeping U. S. convicts 1.5*5 38
Int. on Ml. state funds... 3,213 16
Mi*ceiuia;uua 16,'-*GS 64
81.675.133 99
The disbursements were as fallows:
Legislature and impeachment court
expenses.. $85,419 71
Executive expanses 45,255 61
Judicial 62.933 54
?ri:-.t;::.«. piper and stationery 34,400 S3
Prlatiu^ law* in newspapers 2V3- 40
Library books 4,008 64
Snpportof state institutions 504.433 03
Public buildin? tad reDairs ... 573.1C3 C 6
Grounds for public buildings 32,372 97
Fuel and light*. Capitol and Market
bouse 9.737 23
Interee} on stale indebtedne-s 180,059 63
Bsdesji>t:oa of state bonds SO.OOO 00
Bonds — inrcsted school funds 401.800 00
Apportioned school fund 91,613 16
Historical society 2, 759 31
Minnesota National Guard 10,363 SI
School text books 80,235 97
Ki»h eomrnirsioo 5,000 00
elate board*— tmnvgraUoa, health,
agricultures etc 13.517 5"
Hl*h school and %:itutci 3,470 63
Rxpe&sttJ sheriff* and requisitions 3,179 53
M'olf and horse thief bounties 11.413 00
Selling and selecting lands . 8.200 25
Uoumics for tree planting 2.4-32 61
K-iftd. and bridges 10.C53 63
Miscellaneous 82,805 61
Total $1,714,711 13
Balance July Cl, 1833 203,556 44
Receipt; during year ending July
31. 1831, slate taxes 551.944 11
Railroad taxes 6~.!.«02 46
ranee companies' taxes and fees St. 163 33
Telegraph companies' taxes 5,61.1 00
Principal paid on land contract*... 232,725 6]
Interest paid on land contracts.... 279.5C0 79
Interest M Invested fund* 109,522 22
Timber on state lauds 103,393 50
Icuiates in reform school 7,1X7 S3
Sals of -.'39,000 L*. S. (is 3«i.7<4 76
Sale of 671 ,CKMI Mo. C* 712,133 89
Above bonds roll Ist investment .. 46,000 00
School text bocks 21,423 81
Price on exchange of 93 Mo. 6s for
98 4 i* 6,340 00
Interest In state deposits 10,033 40
Keeping C. S. convicts 1,299 50
Price rent and labor 5,467 18
C. s. government, 5 per cent of
land * -i>« 31,507 on
Miscellaneous 31,823 50
53,882,332 72
$3,660,149 16
The disbursements were as follows:
Executive expenses $66,966 36
Judicial expenses 82,982 83
Hriiitiiiir, paper, stationery, etc.... 18,614 19
General siamies, court reports, li
brary, etc 8.306 93
Support of state Institutions 445,823 67
Public buildings and repairs £33,523 47
Grounds for public buildings 25^600 00
Fuel and lights for capitol 5,000 00
Interest over state indebtedness.... 195,179 73
Redemption of Ptate bonds 46,000 00
Bonds for invented school f ana 1,070,943 53
Bonds for invested university fund. 37.000 00
Appropriation rcaool f »cd 299,832 83
Historical society 4,987 13
M:h<Kiltcxt books 21,953 03
Minn. Nat. Guard to equipment.... 16,506 SO
K : -ii commission 5,000 00
Slate board immijra'n health, ag'l
and bort'l societies 14,133 65
High school and institute 25.810 46
Expense*, rheriffs acd requisitions. 4.1*57 85
Woif and hone thief bossties 13,730 09
Celling not selecting lauds 9,154 54
Bounties for tr-e planting 6.3C7 75
Itoadsand bridges 31.853 02
Miscellaneous 30.831 73
$2. 354 12
$136,793 04
Balance July 31, 1834. to the credit of—
State institution fund 154.8&3 01
Permanent school fund 434. 603 90
General school fund £52.576 57
Forestry fund. .> 53,425 34
Permanent university fund 23,752 51
General university fund 6,473 61
Internal improvement fund 119 14
Uedenii'lion fund 5,474 61
Internal improvement land fund.... 10,135 1!
Internal Improvement land fund in
terest 52,396 52
School text books 11l 80
Mump land 2,836 02
Total $1,038,234 11
Revenue fund over drafts $102,329 07
Articles of incorporation were filled with
the secretary of state yesterday of the Ham's
Forks Coal Mining company for the mining
transportation and selling of coal and such
other minerals as may be found in connec
tion therewith in Winter county. Wyoming
territory, upon their section and and town
ship property. The capital stock is placed at
$-J,500,000 divided into shares of $25 each,
of this 30,000 are to be issued to present in
corporators as full joint non-assessable stock
in consideration o! the real estate assigned
the corporation, and 20,000 shares arc to be
designated "Treasury Stock" to bo devoted
to the raising of a fund with which to com
plete the purchase of said property from the
government and to pay current expenses.
The 30,000 shares of stock are to bs non
transferable until said treasury fund has been
fully provided for. O. J. Johnson, Hervin
Brinkoell, J W, Cochran, 11. A. Anderson,
H. C. Peterson and P. P. Swanson, of Min
neapolis, and Harrison Church, Alonxa A.
Bailey and Isaac C. Winslow, of Winter
county, Wyoming Territory, are the incotpo
Real Estate and Buildm?.
The following transfers of real estate by war
anty deed were yesterday filed in the renter's
B X Schuroeir to P A B«-n^«!on, lot 19, block
19. Arlington Hills addition, «100.
A S "a*ton to . Edward Carlin, lot 9, block 1,
McKenl/'c Out Lot*, $050.
Wei Funk to Albert Bailtir, lot », block 25,
Woodbury i Case's addition, $375.
D M Rob bins to Kirn ore Lowell, lots 5, 6, 7
and 8, block 5, Ewlng & Chutes' addition, $6,
D D Merrill to Minnesota & Northwestern
lUilroad coracacy. pan of lot 2, block 3, West
t>t Paul Proper, £2,000.
, ' MIM num.
Building Inspector Johnson u>!ued the follow
ing permits to build veelerdav:
Simon Elinor, one and a half . story frame
dwelling on toath *lde of Kdaiocd, between Kent
and Macknbln, $575.
B Anderson, one and a half story frame dwell
ing on south si£« of Cook, between Payne and
Edeerton, $I.' 0).
N.-po><>i) Gantler. one and a half story frame
double dwelling on the north side of Susan, be
tween Anita and Cambridge. $1,000.
llortg-afje, Filed. .
The Farmers' Loan ana Trust company of
New York filed a mortgage given it by the
St. Paul City Railway company. on its whole
property with the secretary of state yesterday
to secure $500,000 of Its first mortgage bonds,
dat«l April, ISS2, and payable fifty years
thereafter, of which $333,00) have already
been issued, the remaining $165,000 only to
be issued at the rate of $10,000 per mile of
built and equipped track. The new bonds to be
issued will be $1,000 each, bearing six per
cent, gold Interest, payable on the first days
of April and October of each year, and are
to be used in taking up the "first mortgage
bonds and to pay ail the indebtedness of the
road. .- ■ . . . ... % - :
A Decision Against th* St. Pmut.
Washington, Dee. — A decision nt
render? d in the supreme court to-day in the
railroad rase of toe Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railread company, plaintiff in error,
| again it Duane O. Ross. This, waa a suit :
brought by an engineer of a gravel train :
against the company to recover damages for
Injuries sustained by him in a collision with
a freight train due to the carelessness of the
conductor of the latter. The court below
charged the jury if. In their opinion, the ac
cident was caused by the negligence of the
conductor of the freight train, and without
contributory negligence to the part of the
plaintiff, the railway company was liable, be
cause superior and inferior officers
were created by the company. as between the
two, in the operation of its train, and they
were n->t within the reason of the law fol
low servants enraged in the tame common
employment. This court holds the charge
was correct, and the Judgment of the circuit
court is affirmed.
A JVetr li*ptirtur+.
New York, Dec. Under the lead of
the New York Central railroad the railroad*
began the Issue of continuous trip tickets
only to the west. This is in one sense a
blow aimed at the ticket brokers, as it pre
vents the scalping process by not allowing
passengers to stop over and obtain a rebate.
In another way it is thought to Indicate a
possibility of an agreement between the
different roods ultimately leading to a resto
ration of rates to a paring basis. Tickets to
Buffalo cannot be purchased now for less
than $4.40 anywhere.
Sew Freight Hates frnm Chicago to th*
Chicago, Dec 8. — The new freight ra*P3
to the seaboard from Chicago went into ef
fect to-day. The^e are forty cents per 100
pounds for cattle, seventy cents on dead
meat as against twenty cents and thirty-two
and one-half cents respectively previously in
force. The commission men at the stock
yards li-re claim that the advance is a boom
(or live stock shippers and stock yards inter
ests east of Chicago, and a blow at the
dressed beef trade of the city. Should the
r..u-s remain in force it is claimed it would
naturally turn toward more southern cities
Katl .Vote*.
F. B. Clark, and T. W. Teasdale of the
St. Paul A Omaha road, bare gone to Chi
Mr. Boyden, general northwestern freicht
agent of the Milwaukee & It Paul road, has
gone to Chicago.
The Milwaukee & St. Paul, and the Union
Pacific roads have issued a special tariff on
lumber, lath and shingles, in car loads of not
less than 00,000 pounds.
Mr. Hannaford, general freight agent of
the Northern Pacific road, has gone Id Cbi
caeo to attend the transcontinental media.-.
to be held in Chicago.
P. E. Plumb has been appointed agent at
Barkbard'g,.Wi«., a station on tLc northern
division of the St. Paul & Omaha line.
Freight can be forwarded without prepay
Hereafter the fates on wheat and flax from
stations on the Nebraska division to St. Paul
and Minnesota transfer will be five cento per
100 pounds, lower than rates published in
tariff No. 2Gof Feb. 20, 1884.
The Chicago, lowa & Kansas Railroad
company, of Kansas, have filed at Topeka,
Kansas, articles of agreement and consoli
dation with the Chicago, lowa & Kansas
Railroad company of Nebraska.
The managers of all the roads leading out
of New York westward yesterday agreed to
limit all reduced-fare tickets to one contin
uous trip to the destination on the train
upon which the journey was begun.
Mr. C. J. Eddy, general passenger agent
of the Fargo Southern, and Mr. D. R. Tay
lor, general superintendent of the same,
were in town yesterday, conferring with the
Northern Pacific and the St. Paul & Manitoba
people as to freight.
Railroad men yesterday received informa
tion, through a circular, that A. J. O'Reilly
Is appointed general agent in charge of the
freight and passenger business of the Louisi
ana, New Albany & Chicago Railway com
pany south of the Ohio river, with headquar
ters' at Louisville, Ky.
Conroy, la., located on the Council Bluffs
division of the Milwaukee & St. Paul road,
between South Amana and Wllliamsburc,
distant from South Amana three miles, and
five miles from Willlamsbure, has been
opened. As no agent has been appointed
sbiDmenU must be prepaid.
A. L. Stokes, general freight and passen
ger agent of the Oregon Railway «fc Naviga
tion company, with his wife, passed through
St. Paul yesterday for Chicago, to attend the
meetlngof tut Transcontinental association i*.
be bcld in the latter city. There are fifteen
lines in the association, consisting of all the
lines west of the Missouri river. This is the
meeting that was to have been held at Den
ver, and was finally changed to Chicago. It
Is expected that there will be some pretty
lively times at the meeting before it doses.
The Medora Stage company's line to the
Black Hills was opened OcL 6
last, and at present stages are
running aa follows between Medora and
Deadwood, connecting with express trains of
the Northern Pacific road, both east and west
bound: Leave Medora 0 a. m. Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays; arrive at Dead
wood at op. m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays. Leave Dead wood at 6 a. m.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; arrive at
Medora 6p. m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays. It is 193 miles from Medora to
Dead wood.
Some Information About the Business
Given to a Reporter.
"Why, I have done nothing all day but
run to that door to answer inquiries after
work l"
So exclaimed one of our fashionable
modistn yesterday to a Globe man. This set
the rcportorial votary to thinking and asking
"Are times so dull, then, that people seek
ing for work trouble you so muchl"
"Ob, yes, indeed. I have never seen such
a dull season since I have been in the busi
"Are your callers all sewing girls, or mar
ried women, tool"
"Well, mostly girls who depend upon
needle work for a living:, but then there are
married women, though not often. And
yesterday I had a girl come in here from a
distance of seventy miles to get a chance to
serve as an apprentice."
"Are there any certain periods during the
year when your trade falls off perceptibly I"
"Well, it generally begins to slacken about
Christmas, and don't begin to be brisk again
till March, though we generally have enough
work to keep u» going."
"Are the advertisements in the want col
urns of the newspapers an indication of the
state of your line of business
"Yes, a* a general thing. I take several
papers, fashion papers fruna the east and our
home papers, and it is very seldom indeed
that you now see advertisements for sewing
girls, though the demand for bouse servants
seems to be greater."
"How do you account for this unusual
dullness! Is is because women are getting
clong with less dresses, and making them
wear longer, or do you have many to make
"No, I never undertake that class of work,
because, as a rule, when a woman wants a
dress made over she never wishes to pay
! what to us is a fair price. It may seem
i strange, but there is very little different* be
, tween makiug a new dress and remaking an
old one."
-Then you sometimes have trouble about
"Not as a rule, but now and again we
have a customer who wants work done for
almost nothing. In such cases, it is often
good policy to come down on the price, but
those people who object to our prices
are generally given to understand ; that
we do not care for their custom,
and when we do come down such people
often make lots of trouble for us by telling
other customers how they had trot work done
for so much less than usual. Of course the
others think we are unfair if we do not treat
them the same way; but the majority of peo
ple are willing to pay fair prices for good
work, and the class of people mentioned are
more the exception than otherwise."
. Right here the fair speaker was called to
wait on another caller, and as this one
wanted to "try on-' some work being done,
the reporter had to thank his informant hur
riedly an "skip."
Several Assessments Confirmed and
Other Miscellaneous Business
At yesterday's meeting of the board of
public works all the members were present,
and the following business was transacted.
The following were referred to the engi
neer for plans and specifications: Grading
St. Peter street from Mar ton street to Uni
versity avenue; grading and gutter
ing Whitall street from West
minster street to Payne avenue;
grading University avenue from Rice to
Grant street; grading Waboshaw street from
Bluff to Rice streets; sewer on Tenth street
from W*ba>baw to St. Peter street; grading
Park avenue from Martin street to Sherburne
The matter of the confirmation of the as
sessment for grading ML Airy street came
up and was adjourned to Dec. 22, at 2 p. m.
The engineer was instructed to square up
lots 1 and 2, block 19, Clark's addition, for
The matter of opening Arcade stieet from
Wells strett to the norttii line of the right of
way of the St. Paul & Duluta Railroad com
pany was referred to the committee on as
The mater of opening and extending
Brewster avenue from University avenue to
Ciuff street was sent back to the council with
an adverse report.
The matter of openinc, widening and ex
tending Sturgis street, from Seventh to Gar
fleld street, was referred to the committee on
assessments aud clerk to give first assess
ment notice.
The matter of opening, widening and ex
tending Delos street, eighty feet wide from
FUltnorc avenue to Eaton avenue, was re
ferred to the engineer for plan of land to be
taken for a strip seventy feet wide.
The resolution of Aid. Starker in
the common council requesting the board to
report the condition of the Seventh street
improvement, and when said street will be
«>' -en to public travel, as the mi MM of con
tract require, was referred to the engineer to
The assessment for construction, relaying
and repairing sidewalk.*, under contract of
Gt-orge W. Reese, (estimate No. 3) for term
beginning April 1, 1534, after making cor
rection*, was confirmed.
The assessment for relaying pavement on
Jackson street, between south line of Fourth
street and Seventh street, after abating
555.35 on Humphrey's property, was eon
The' assessment for opening, widening,
and extending Portland avenue, between
Avon and Victoria streets was adjourned to
Dec. 23.
Estimate No. 5 of .1. C. McCarthy for grad
ing Winnifred and Starkey streets, amount
ing to |s\66e\ was approved *
The contract* of Patrick H. Thornton for
Trading Mississippi street, and Patrick Do
herty for constructing a sewer on Oak street,
were referred to the city attorney to draw up
and the president to execute said contracts.
The communication of M. 1.. Ward stating
that with 120 other men working on the
grading of Oakdalc avenue for Sraythe »v
Farrell, they had not received one-half their
dues, asking the allowance of a sutliclent
estimate to relieve their sufferings and neces
sities for the winter, was placed on tile.
The petition of Barlow Burns for |6M
damages to her property by the chain: of
trrade on Sherman street was referred to the
committee of the whole board to view the
Historical Society.
The Historical society held a business
meeting last evening. Gen. Sibley, presi
dent of the society, occupied the chair.
The following gentlemen were elected life
members: Hon. Milo White and John K.
Jones, Chatficld, and Prof. N. N. Winchell,
A communication w«4 received from the
Union League of New York city, asking the
society to endorse a petition to congress for
repeal of duty on works of art. The request
van granted and the petition signed by the
The secretary read the biennial report to
the legislature which was approved.
A committee was appointed to propose
names for the triennial election of council
lors on January 19. Adjourn. 1.
Sorry irr Can't oAnnw*tr.0 Annw*tr.
To the Sporting Editor of the Gloo-.
Dear Sir: ('an you please furnish readers
of your paper with fielding and batting
averages of the St. Paul Base Ball club of
ISS4, and oblige! Reader.
[There are several reasons why the Globe
cannot answer the above question, the chief
of which being that the St. Paul Base Ball
club retained the season through almost
nothing save its name and uniform. But
three of the players played the whole season,
O'Brien, Ganzel and Barnes, the last named
leading the other two in batting. Had the
Northwestern league continued in existence
until tbe date of (oteg into winter quarters,
we should have been able to present the in
formation desired, but since the disintegra
tion of that organization, the formation of
the Northwestern leausruc quartette, its col
lapse, and the dropping of the St. Paul team
into the Union association for a limited
period, we have been entirely unable to
enumerate the gyrations of the sphere to safe j
localities in the field at the bands of "our
boys," or to discover who is entitled to the
bun as a muffer. In other words, we plead
innocence of any knowled ;e on the subject,
but we hazard tLe gues3 that Barnes was
most successful with the willow ' and Carroll
and Tilley a3 fielders.— Ed.]
[Special Correspondence of the Globe. 1
Moxticello, Dec. 6. — A frame building
situated on Main street in lower Monticello,
and known as the Basket factory, burned
down last night between the hours of S and
9 o'clock. »
Barker Bailey, one of the oldest residents '
of Monticello, died on Wcdn3eday morning
la«t at the age of eighty-three. He was one of
the first settlers in this township.
[Special CorrcsDondcace or the Globe. I
Shakopeb, Dec, 8. — Rain Saturday night.
Snow all day Sunday.
. Sleighing to-day.
. j The December term of court begins to-day.
There are forty-three cases on the calendar.
Tbe term will probably last fifteen days.
Among the suits is the celebrated divorce
suit of Grace M. D. Giles v.«. George Giles,
Irwin & Southworth for plaintiff, and C. D.
O'Brien and H. J. Peck for defendant, and
the libel suit of Thomas Newell vs. John M.
Schwartz, L. M. Brown for plaintiff, O'Brif n,
Eller iv O'Brien for defendants. Tbe grand
jury have a number of cases in hand and
will probably be in session all week.
The fint •jrmpßMM of Piles is an inten
cithing at night after getting warm. This
unpleasant sensation Is Immediately re
lieved by an application of Dr. Bosankoy's
Pile Remedy. Piles in all forms, Itch, Salt
Rheum and Ringworm can be permanently
cured by the use of this great remedy. Price
50 cents. Manufactured by the Dr. Bosanko
Medicine Co., Pivua, O. Sold by A. P.
Wilkes, Seven Corners; F. H. Heinert, 374
Dayton avenue; Sohn Boyden, 323 East
Seventh street; and P. C. Lutz, Wabasuaw
street, opposite post office.
L. S. Follett, president of the Red River
Valley National bank at Fargo, returned
home last night, after a week's absence at
Fargo and Grand Forks. The jovial counte
nance of Sam. Main.. v'ce president of the
same bank, again Illumines the streets of
= B Wiffil M i
This medicine, combining: Iron with r<ur«
vegetable tonics, quickly and completely
Cam Dy»prp»« i, IndigrsMoa. WrakarM,
I «Jt»«rr Blood, .il aioj-ia.l Itilli R ad Fevers,
and Neuralf la.
His an anal' me remedy for Diseases of the
Kidneys nad i.i »cr.
It is Invaluable for Diseases peculiar to
Women, and all who lead sedentfit; lives.
It does not injure the teeth, cause heiu'ache.or
produce constip* 1 'oja—oth" />-,„ ,r,,i • r?<do.
It enriches and purifies the blood, stimulates
♦.he appetite, aids the assimilation of food, re
lieve* Heartburn and Belching, and strengths
ens the muscles and nerves.
For Intermittent Fevers. Lassitude, Lack of
Energy. Jrc, it has no equal.
M 9" The genuine has above trade mart and
crossed red lines on wrapper. Take no other.
BiJ.o.ljby BROWS 11HBICAI. 10.. H.vLTIXOr.E. «a
The Supreme Court Decides that H*
Has the Rieiit to Re-enter the
United States-
Washington, Dec S. — A decision was
rendered in the supreme court of the United
States this afternoon in the important Cali
fornia case of Chew Heong, the plaintiff in
error, against the United States, ft test cas«
involving the construction of the so-called
Chinese restriction act of May ■i. 1883, and
July 5, 1534. Chew Hi -■ •ii the plaintiff in
error, is a Chinese laborer, .lad a subject of
the emperor of China. He was in the. Doited
States on the lTth of November, 1880, the
date of the adoption of the last treaty between
China and the I." nit States, and he re
mained therein until Juuo 10, when he went
to Bouolola, returning therefrom to Sun
Francisco in September last. As the re
striction yet of 1883 had noi become a law
when he left the United States, be did not,oi
course, provide himself with ■ certificate,
which is prescribed as pre-requisiU
to re-entrance, and upon his return to San
Francisco In September 1884, the custom
noose authorities refused to allow him
to land, on the ground that to permll
him to do so would be to violate th«
restriction acts. He thereupon sued oat a
writ of habeas corpus and brought it before
the United Stater circuit court, where it was
heard by Justice Field an.l Judge Sawyer.
The Judges were divided in their opinion.
Justice Field holding that a laborer could not
re-enter the United States without a certifi
cate as prescribed '■•. section four of the
amended restriction act. Judge Sawyer, on
the contrary, held thai a Chinese laborer who
was in the United States on the 12th of No
vember, ISSO, and departed therefrom prior
to the passage of the restriction acts, could
return without any certificate. The judges
thereupon certified to a division of opinion,
and judgement was entered in accordance
with the decision of Justice Field, and the
case brought here by writ of error. This
court hold.-* that the Chinese restriction act
of May 6, 1880, m amended, requiring the
collector's certificate as the only evidence of
the right of a Chinese laborer to re-enter the
United States is uot applicable to the Chinese
laborer who resided in this country at
the date of the treaty of 1880, but
who left this country before the act of May
6, ISS2, was passed, ami did not seek to re
enter until after the act of July 5, 1884, was
passed. The right of such laborer to re
en:, r was secured by the treaty of 1880, and
court holds congress did n\,t Intend to vio
late that right. Chinese laborers, who were
here at the date of the treaty, can be admit
ted, the court holds, upon such evidence -.a
will be competent under the general princi
ples of law.
The decision of the case is based on the
eround that the acts of congress did not ne
cessarily conflict with the treaty, and that
the duty of the court was, if possible, to make.
the statute and treaty stand together. On
that ground the court holds that congress did
cot intend hy Its legislation to violate any
rights previously acquired under the treaty o/
1880. Opinion by Justice Harlan.
[Special Correspondence of the Globe. I
Hastings, Dec. ft.— The leap year partj
at the roller rink last Friday evening, when
seventy-five couples of the select of Hastings'
society were in attendance on rollers aud
some three hundred invited guests attended
as spectators, was a most enjoyable affair
and reflects great credit upon the manager of
that popular resort for innocent, healthful
amusement, Capt. Riches has demonstrated
conclusively, whatever has been the exper
ience in other cities, that roller rinks properly
managed may be made most respectable
resorts for amusements when the most fas
tidious of all sects nnd ranks of society may
find healthful recreation. Major Libby was
master of ceremonies for the evening.
Miss Sarah E. Sprague, of the state de
partment of public instruction has been at
work with the teachers the past week in th<
interest of our public school. State Supt.
Kirkle is on tiled to the gratitude of those in
terebted in the cause of education, for thia
new plan for the education of teachers in
graded schools. Miss Sprague is a woman
of varied and wide experience as a teacher
and her methods arc most valuable and help
ful to teachers, and the result of her work
among our schools the past week will be fell
for a long time. In short she Is a woman of
rare intelligence and remarkable good judg
The sudden death of the Rev. Ashmore,
pastor of the Baptist church of this city, haa
cast a gloom over the community. Mr, Ash
more died in St. Paul Friday night of hem
orrhage of the lungs. A number of our citi
zens attended the funeral services in St.
Paul yesterday.
Mr. Jcdiah Norway will join the excursion
from St. Paul that leaves at 3:15 Tuesday,
for California. Mr. Norway goes to Lou
Angeles, in the hope of recovering his health
by a winter at that resort for invalids. The
best wishes if a large circle of friends go with
him, and it 13 to be hoped that he will ex
perience the relief that he is in search of.
Your correspondent was last week shown
through the Gardner house, in which every
thing from the carpet tacks to the billiard
table is new. Everybody speaks in the highest
terms of the management of this new syndi
cate hotel, and it is a gratifying assurance
that the traveling public cau once mure find
the very best accommodations in Hastings.
The wisdom of our citizens in building this
house is already appnrent by the increase in
the transient public found "in our city, and
their rare good judgment in finding: such an
experienced and accommodating landlord as
Chas. Hansen, is appreciated by the public.
FOR 3rP.AT3Xr.
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Lumeajo, Backache. Headache. Toothache.
Barn*. *rml»l». Frost Ultea.
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