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JOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCi MINNEAPOLIS AND HER STRENGTH. VOL. X. THE BOM-WENT OF ST. PAUL. The Saintly City at the Mercy of Canadian Foes— Tne Gallantry of Our Troops Under Heavy Fire. Gen. Thompson Takes Quarters on the Roof of the West Hotel and Orders the Minnesota Club to Be Spared. Bravery of Maj. Newport-Short Line Fares Re duced-Loss of the People's Church -Wall's Climb. Burning of the Wholesale District— Sentry Flour noy and His Bandana— The Fall and Death of Capt. Bean. Headquarters or the ARM V OF,: Is OKI UWE--T, Chris i mas, l'.'lKl.'' ;i Gen. Lend, Command) Special to Hi. Globe from our own Wa respondent. 1 DA i melius, j ester day morning thai hap pened which we hav< so long feared and vain ]• contested the Can ad i an forces, augment ed by reinforcement from " Manitoba, sue eeed.*d iii completel; surrounding St. Pan and cutting off all com munication with tin 'outside world. Incredi hie as it may seem, tin enemy have control 01 tin* river norm and south of the city. Their command ing general, George F. Thompson, of lee palace fame, has his headquarters mi tin- roof of the West hotel, Minne apolis. Stillwater is under their con trol, and the intermediate country be tween it and st. Paul covered with their scouts, while Hastings. Prescott, l'l.-eiiimtnt and Hamilton are at this moment under the Haps of the British flair. We still hold Mendota, Fort Snelling and the right bank of the Mis issippi; also the West .St. Paul bluffs, Merriam, Lookout and the Arlington bluffs, with strong batteries on Day ton's bluff; but for how long, no one will pretend to say. Col. Jack Parker, when he learned the news that 1 have Just chronicled, turned to mc, with tears in his eye . and exclaimed: "Mrs. Lang try cannot play here this season." There was a suspicions lump in my own throat, but 1 gulped it down and replied: "If you fall, colonel, remember Lena I>i spard anil keep your legs down." lie grasped my hand and pressed it warmly. As soon as I was convinced COL. PARKER. that we were besieged on all -ides and that grim war was at last a guest at our hearthstones, 1 attempted to telephone you of the fact, but found that the wires had been cut by some traitor and connections made with the Canadian headquarters. Fortunately before the enemy discovered who 1 was I over heard Gen. Thompson give an order that in the bombardment of St. I'aul special pains were to be taken in sparing the Mimic sota club quarters. "Shoot the Globe lower," be roared, "but spare the club!" 1 forwarded this information to Stan ford Newel, at once, and 1 notice this morning that .Joseph Wheelock has an editorial on the subject, praising the enemy's magnanimity. first GUNS. The batteries of tin* St. Paul Lite guard are located on the bluffs above Mendota. Capt. Oscar Hillis i*- in command. 1 stood on the temporary works thrown up there yesteiday morn ing, and with mv field glass swept tin* I cart, 1111.1.r.*. valley of the Minnesota. 1 could see that on the plateau of Fort Snelling all ■. was activity, and a gleam of scarlet from the direction of Minnehaha told only too well that the enemy were at the laughing waters. The sound of sharp firing in the direction of Hamil ton indicated their presence on the south. The morning air was keen: heavy mists rose from the Mississippi and Minnesota— both still free from ice. The sun, just risen over the hills, shed friendly beams upon the scarlet and blue alike; cut the mists and made the frost-girdled trees gleam in silver and gold: reflected back from gleaming guns to the steel blue of the sky and back trom that to the gray-black of the plowed fields. Bad the scene been one of peace and not war. lam sure Lab- Pcs teub, who was sketching near me, would have liked it better. "Dame." he exclaimed. "I would rather paint Normandy cows than mus kets." ' j •'ot. Luke's charity ball was for us I this year?" queried "Hillis, and when 1 , i answered that it was he looked at the 1 patches in his uniform and looked i thankful. Leslie Richardson, who I ' chrSmaslsunday" issue. lis with the battery, t*ro"*e out into a song just then to cnase tin* blues away. Lone lies 11 soldier's grave. Willi bloom the flowers there. Death will not flaunt tin- brave Hark to the trumpets biuret Sins low, my heart, Mow we must part; Weep -..it. my heart Love, lit.- Thou art. "Spoons!" shouted Hillis. "That's as doleful as the custom house ever was." Sc-r-r-r-r-e-e-e-ch ! Every man of the guards was on his stomach, head buried in the louse ground as deep as possible. Van Humphrey disappeared in an empty pork barrel, from which, after tin; shell bad gone over us, singing and moaning, he inquired: "Did it have a permit from the In spector?" Twelve hours later 1 stood in the i union station yards and heard Charley PROUDFIT 3 RETREAT. Britnson say, as he looked at a short line train and its passengers which that shell had destroyed; "The first reduction in short line fares in the history of St. Paul." Fight o'clock came, and the signal flags flying from every hill crest told us, who stood at " Mendota, that the enemy were contracting their lines, preparatory to forcing our line, then stationed at Farmington, Red Wing, Stillwater, Minneapolis and Hamilton, to retire. Col. Stanley l'l'.oi mi r, in command at Hamilton, was already hotly engaged, and when our glasses showed him in full retreat the Mendota battery opened in a futile attempt to click the enemy. Col. Proudfit passed me at a "cut rate" ami was soon lost to view. But for the unfortunate circumstances that Private M. F. Kain stood in front of .1 -300-pound Parrott just as it was discharged, the Life guards would have suffered no loss of lite during their gallant light against fearful odds. Nothing but the presence of mind of Corporal Hamm, as it was, saved them from annihilation. The Canadian infantry, ltd by Major An drew Call, were on "the point of storming the bluff. when Corporal Hamm suggested that a wagon load of Pilsener, just arrived, be dumped and rolled down toward the advancing foe. It was done. The tide turned. As the smoke lifted and want sailing off on tin; winds, we saw the enemy halt, waver, then retreat and fall back to the level, daunted by this new opponent to their valor. For the day, at least, ail danger iv that quarter had ceased. MAVPoRfs HKKOfSM. His Charge Upon the Foe at Min nehaha. Early in tin* morning the Third cav alry, United States army, led by Maj. Luther Newport, and having in its ranks the flower of St. Paul society, made a gallant attempt ,to dislodge the 813 th Toronto Invaders from Minne haha, where, for the first time in months, they were enjoying a bath. Calling Ids favorite dog* to his side, Maj. Newport, pointing in the direc tion of the enemy, said: * Sic 'em. Tig**!*' Tige wouldn't "sic."- and the cavalry men tremoled lest their mascot fail them. "Sic 'em. Tine!" A field mouse passed across the road: Tice saw and "sie'd," while after him thundered the horses. To the left of Maj. Newport rode Capt. "Cobdy" Sevebance. As we dashed into the long, dusty road that winds down to the falls, 1 asked him of the situation. "Just as it was in -SS," he replied, "when 1 was under Merriam. Hell fire all around us, but we got there just the same." Another moment and we were on to the Britons. While I sought shelter in the woods, our troopers went on to the edge of the ravine where a masked bat- "SIC 'EM TlGEß?'* tery out them to pieces and sent a sad remnant flying back. As Severance passed me. he waved aloft a photograph and pointed to a SAINT PAUL, MINN., SUNDAY MORNING,; DECEMBER 23, 1888.-— THIRTY-TWO PAGES. hole through his coat and over his heart. "It was In my pocket." he shouted, "the ball struck the forehead glanced off -Frank Kellogg gave it tome." On the return of the Third, Gen. Frank Clark ordered the surviving members to be presented with a com plete toboggan outfit of the order St. George, which was done amidst the plaudits of the spectators. Cavalryman Will Bickel asked me, as I started to return to the city, to have his seat in btckel's aim. the legislature kept green, which I ] promised to do. It would surprise you to see how ac tive Dr. Murphy remains, even at his advanced age. He is in his element. "Fourteen cases this morning, my boy," he exclaimed, cheerily, "and by night 1 shall have my hands full. It's worse than a railroad accident." Henry F. HoYT,of the medical corps, was not so gay. "The death rate of St. Paul will throw discredit on the health department this year. Zymotic diseases on Dayton's bhitl* don't compare with this carnage." Assistant Hendrickson, sitting on a stump, was leisurely engaged in writ ing. A glance over his shoulder re vealed notes being taken on "Thoughts' Suggested on a Battlefields as to Why Politics and Sanitary department's Should Be Divorced." Near the Fort Snelling bridge I met Will Farnham wincing under a dis located shoulder. His musket .had "kicked" and disabled him. "The blamed thing." he explained, "was like a beard of public works order loaded at both ends." John Caulfield was at the bridge also, with an immense number of six teen-inch water mains, which he in tended to tender to Gen. Clark for conversion into suiooth-ijure guns, Me ! suggested that id case of the worst hap- i pening, upon the payment of an annual ! : tax per head, the water board would | permit the won. and childree to seek ! a place of refuge in the sand rock tun ! pels underneath St. Paul. Dan Moon drove on in a -jig "to ! find out what all the noise was about." I He had the coolness to stop a staff ofh* cer who was riding at a full gallop and ask him: "\\ hat Is the difference between a militia company and a scarecrow?'' The officer swore savagely, and urg ing his horse on. muttered something upon "foreign sympathizers." at which ' Mr. Moon laughed, and wanted to; know if the enemy was in the rear of the angry soldier, else why his haste? The desertion of John W. Willis to the enemy last night has been the occa sion of much comment. It is now known that bis reasons for -forsaking our cause was the discovery made by him that the Canadians were free traders. Should he be captured, it is the intention of Gen. Clark to punish him by compelling him to read the ora tions of R. I*. Evans delivered iv 1888, and entitled "Why the Country is Go ing to Ruin." Lieut. Rantoul was shot last night while on picket duty. His wound is not dangerous, owing to the thickness of the checkbook through which the ball passed before reaching the flesh. He has announced his intention of lin ing bis clothing with bauk bills as soon as in service again. THt; BOMBARDMENT. A Scene of Terror, and a lleigii of Fire anil Blood. At noon the bombardment began. The first gun was tired from the Con- 1 cord Street bluffs, to which the enemy j had advanced during the morning. It j j was followed by one from the Arling ton bluffs, where the foe had been lo- FLOtntNOY- ON GUARD. _>ij eating their batteries during the morn ing under heavy fire. At the same time the shelling of Fort Snelling com "j raenced, and flotillas which had moved up the river from Hastings opened on [Dayton's bluff. In less than two min [ utes a thousand dogs of war were bark ! in --, while a terrific storm of lead and , steel rained down upon the city. Al I'Flournoy. who was doing guard duty j At the Robert street bridge, hauled out I a bandana, hung it on his bayonet as ; a signal of distress, and doubled up. : ducking every time that the air above I him was cut by shot or shtll. Services were *H*ing held in the new DIXON'S GROAN. Ep9| People's church on Pleasant avenue, nnd Dr. Smith had just announced the Doxology when a • shell came hissing, .creaming through one of tlie windows. * '•That's' what; I get for going -to church." W. H. Dixon growled, as, shaking a few beams ■ and timbers off, he crawled out of the ruins. W. D. CouNisn.who had dropped in out of curi osity and had fallen into a reverie over the conundrum."Would the enemy con sider the term 'shyster' libelous or not?" was completely buried and only rescued with difficulty. Judge Bris bin retained sufficient presence of mind to rise up above the ruin with the remark. ■'-.- "This reminds me of a story of " '_ At which Judge D. A. J. Baker chugged him with a piece of plaster, and he sat down to ponder over what bit him. • The Grand opera house was quickly in flames, and although L. N. Scott announced reduced prices of admission the play was to empty seats. L- W. Walker had taken the precaution to cover the People's with a ca^t-iron shield and "Our Foreign Enemy" held the boards, without" interruption. J. I. Beaumont ran wildly about be wailing the fall in "prices of suburban property, while Tom Fauntleroy watcjied the German-American topple over ana knew that "befoh the wah" had taken on a new meaning for him. Capt. Chantleb, who was in com i mand of the city forces, paralyzed Private j Whitney Wall by ordering him to , climb the tower of the First Methodist i church and signal the direction of the i flying missiles. Lou Wilkes rushed up at that moment, and on tendering Private Wall a full-blown life Insur ance policy the latter consented to un dertake the perilous task. • The Citizens' Defense corps, organ ized for the protection of public prop erty, had located a battery upon the roof of the New York Life, and which was in charge, of Feed Richter. But when the ninth story began to tremble and the telephone girls deserted their post, Richter, attaching himself to a parachute, gracefully descended to the ground, where Charley Dana, doing guard duty at the Ryan, placed him under arrest for not waiting until the thirteenth story came down. Clouds of smoke here; sheets of flame there; the screams of terrified women; the groans of the dying and wail of the children went to make up a spectacle of awful woe and destruction. From one of the lofty chimneys of the Gcrmania Life building Fire Warden Delaney was hurled by a round shot to the pavement below. ''Died in the discharge or his duty" was written on a slip of i.aper and pinned to his bosom. .1. .1. II i.l had bis art gallery cleared of its ;r asures and removed to Carver's cave, where they will be on exhibition after the return of peace. A. B. Stickney escaped the terrors of the day- by securing passage through the enemy's lines. He was enabled to do this through his intimate. financial rela tions with the English. It is currently reported that he donated twenty-five feet of the West St. Paul levee to the i Canadians for stable ground for their I horses. -- -V -"; Looking from the Globe lower to all points of the compass at 3 o'clock iv the •WALL IN DAGGER. ; afternoon, there could nothing be seen in the basin but the smoking ruins of the palaces of business. It was one of the passing wonders that the Globe cdi : fice escaped with no damage but a " broken pane of glass, and that was i caused by En Davidson's groan as tne - Union block fell in, carrying with it ; a double-leaded editorial of M. J. Cos " tello's on the "irish Question ' and a - six-months bill of an ice company. ; The cable cars stopped running at the : very start, and Col. Bark very kindly : tendered the cable conduit to such citi ' zens as preferred to be under ground : during the disturbance. He also read a * telegram from J. Creighton Webb, : offering the freedom of New York city *: to such citizens as escaped. * : Manly Cubby was explaining to : Judge Wood, for the five hundredth : time, how he conducted "the cam-paign : of '88," and with what dreadful "execu tion" among the able-bodied inhabitants : of Kandiyohi county, when a time shell • fell in front of them. Without the : slightest courtesy the judge found it ; necessary to co to St. Anthony hill, while Curry descended a manhole and : waited for the clouds to roil by. Col. Allen*, a trifle grayer for his added twelve years, stood with tears in his eyes before the ruins of the market house. "My idol," he murmured, and turned away with scorn from a delegation of citizens passing, who bore iv their hands a resolution of thanks to the enemy for this deed. At the state capitol all was confusion. Governor HEATWOLE, busy at his desk inditing a letter to the foe declining any office which they might tender him, had just reached the sentence: "I never have sought any office — " When a shell blew the blind Justice on the dome into Washington county, and another,enteringthe supreme court chambers, scattered the justices to happier climes and precipitated part of the roof into the ofllce of Attorney General Pattee. Governor lleatwole took in the situ ation at a glance. He at once wrote out a proclamation denouncing the Canadians for their cruelty and then retired to the basement. Gen. C. C. Andrews, who had succeeded J. Fletcher Williams as librarian of the historical society, was more calm. It will pass into history that he wrote the fortieth chapter of his "Rio Janeiro as 1 Saw It" amidst the most terrific portion of the bombardment, and that, as he finished it, he mildly inquired as to the state of the weather. Dennis Ryan protected his hotel from serious danger by hanging the mattresses of the beds on the outer walls. The guests of the house found PAN A ON DUTY. it quite amusing to sit in their rooms and count the "chugs" as the balls buried themselves in the protectors. J. 11. Hanson, who suggested that they were "bed ticks," would have been ex pelled from the place but for his ex planation that he was a cousin of Joe Henshaw's and couldn't help it. A large sum of money was won by Geokoe Hayes on the wager that he dared not sit on the roof for ten con secutive minutes. His heirs will re ceive the sum, as at the expiration of the ten minutes nothing was found of him but his card case and a shoe but toner. Night came on with hastening steps, and in her train filed the long proces sions of ambulances bearing the wounded. The screech and scieam of mortar and cannon were silenced: a friendly moon cast a soft light upon the ruins, and made the broken walls and piles of iron and stone look less hideous. To-morrow— well. Gen. Clark says to me as 1 pen these lines, "We will wait until to-morrow comes." A DVFAj, Gen. Bonn and Gen. MacCartiiy Satisfy Their Honor. . "B'lud!" roared Gen. Bend, and with a sweep of his magnificent arm brought COL. BEND'S "b'lud!" his sword "down fiat upon the rear of ah army mule. -: "B'lud!" roared Gen. MacCarthy, and spat thrice upon the wheel of an ambulance. , It was one of the notable incidents of the day— this encounter between two of the most prominent officers of our side. .1 need not quote ancient history to call up in your mind a recollection of the fourtee'n-years feud that has existed between these two gallant officers, nor of the memorable occurrences in the time of Gov. Hubbard, who is now president of the Bed Wing, Shakopee. Big Stone, Fargo, Pembina & North Pole railroad, change cars but once go- ing north. V - . In their _ official relations since the war began each officer has studiously avoided all but the most formal contact with the other, and had it not been for an obstreperous government mule no outbreak would have occurred to-day. It was just noon when Gen. Bend, aware that the enemy intended to bom bard the city, massed his batteries on Dayton's bluff, overlooking the river, with the intention of crippling the op posing guns as far as possible. - At the instant that the signal was given to Capt. Gates Johnson, of Battery A. to Pages 1 to 8. 00030000000000000000000000000000000000 ST. _P^.XJ*L_ * AXD r HER GLORY. NO. 35 open fire. Gen. MacCartiiy. astride of a fine XXX mule, rode in ranee across the plateau, all unconscious of his dan ger, lie was reconnoitering with a view to locating the whereabouts of Lieut. Blair, who had abstracted his lunch basket from his tent, and gone down the river to fish. But Gen. MacCabtiiy's mule saw the danger, and, with the true instinct of his breed, halted just where the fire would be certain to annihilate. The gunners hesitated. Every mo ment was precious. Gen.BExn sent Alde de-Camp Cass Gilbert flying to Gen. MacCartiiy. and with his compliments begged to know if his location h*»*l been taken intentionally, and, if so. and he de sired to commit suicide, would it not ba GEN. M'CARTHY INDIGNANT. more convenient for him to throw him self over the bluff and permit the bat teries to commence work. "S' death," replied Gen. MacCartiiy, "By my bones, if I am fired upon I shall appeal to the supreme court. Gen. Bend shall hear from me at once." Firm stood the mule, watchful of the gunners; calm, Gen. MacCarthy bo strode his back and swept the river front with his glass. Gen. Bend re ceived his reply. Hastily bestriding his horse.he called Maj. Markoe to his side, and together they bore down upon the sturdy offender. Horse eyed mule, mule eyed horse. Each general saluted. "The sand of Pig's Eye bar is fair to fight upon," said Gen. Bend. Gen. MacCartiiy bowed, they dismounted, and in a few moments were on the bar. Gen. MacCartiiy disdained the aid of a second or the presence of a surgeon. The two antagonists confronted each other, aid Maj. Markoe gave the word, with his back turned to them. "One— Two— Three— Fire!" On each side of the bar there was the sound ot a loud splash. Ma*. Maiikok looked around. .Neither of the princi pals were in sight. Lieut. Blair sat on the bank pulling in a iish line. 'The honor of both is satisfied." said Maj. Markoe. "They are obliter ated." When he had left. Gen. Bend peeped over one side of th • bar, as Gen. Mac- Cartiiy did over the other. "It is deuced cold, Mac said he. "Yes. Bill," replied the latter. Tuey solemnly crawled out, shook the water from their clothes, and grasped hands, and then went over and held a court martial on Blair until he revealed the whereabouts of the lunch basket. Meantime tho batteries above had blown the mule into Dakota county, where Call Jitdson confiscated him as an illegitimate product of the dairy. A MAD CHASE. Paymaster Quinn Pursued by Hush whackersCapt.lJci-drlck son Saves Him. Yesterday morning Chief Paymaster John Roche, who still holds the office of city comptroller despite the "man damn-us" .secured by Color Bearer J. J. McCardy for him to show cause why ho should not resign, ordered Payma*- EH-_____^___B-__-: : •_ QUINN ARRAY EH. ter Quinn. who resigned the office oft coroner in favor of Dr. Mabkob, to proceed to the south angle of Concord street, near the residence of -Quarter master Li una u, and pay off the Union Stockyards Life Preservers, commanded by Col. U. M. Thomas. Paymaster Quinn obeyed, but had no sooner reached the locality before bushwhack ers, who had captured the Thomas command, opened fire upon him. The escort gallantly returned the fire, but the enemy were overwhelming in numbers," and it looked as if our little force would be annihilated. Paymas ter QtJINN, his canteen in one hand and a roll of bank bills in the other, led a charge. The attacking party appeared to waver. '-Victory I" shouted John Jackson, and hurled a shoe at a halt ing redcoat. Just then Capt. Eugene Hendrick son rode into our ranks, waving aloft a large ice palace banner. Paymaster Quinn halted. Capt. Hendrickson whispered to him: rZs7* "For God's sake come back. Markoe has begun a contest." "Contest for what?" snapped the puis sant otlicer. "A contest for fees— tbe office is busted CAPT. HENI'RICKSON. . since the. war began." replied Capt. Hendrickson. and laughed a wild.gilt- Coat uiued 011 the Fourlh I'agc,