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STATE REFOEM SCHOOL.
LEGISLATIVE VISIT YESTERDAY.
The Party Well Pleased with the Appear
ance of Things ThereBrief Account of
the Manufactur es and Other Industries
(speeches, of Gov. Pillshury, Speaker Gil
limn, Messrs. Purdlc, Murray and Others.
I accordance -with the invitation by the
board of managers, a few days ago, most of
the members of the House, a few Senators
and quite a number of outsiders, proceeded
yesterday afterno on to the State Reform
School. Cairiages had been provided at the
Metropolitan and Merchants Hotels, and also
at Bridge Square, in which the party were
conveyed to the school, and dming the visit,
nothing was left undone on the part of the
managers to add to the enjoyment of the
guests, and to insuie a full and thorough un-
derstanding of the institution, its conduct,
and all other matteis oT interest connected
Upon arriving, the party were met by the
Board of ManagersMessrs. Ingersoll, Mur-
ray a nd Pettitand shown through the sev-
eral buildings, the school rooms, dormitories,
The trades taught in the institution at the
present time are tailoring, manufacturing of
tinwaie, woiking in wood and farming. I
the tailor shop, which is presided over by a
lady, all the mending and manufacturing of
clothi ng is attended to. I the tinshop all
the various branches of the trade are taught
under the supervision of a competent fore-
ma n, and many of the workmen were already
apparently well skilled in the business.
The toy shop, which has only recently
been started, contains turning lathes, circu-
lar and scroll saws, boxing machines, etc.,
all run by stea m. Some fifteen boys were
employed in this departme nt in the piepara-
ti on of the several paits of the ai tides man-
ufactured, such tojs as childrens' wagons,
wheelbarrows, sleds, toys, buieaus, etc. A
the time the young woikmui were en-
gaged in manufactuiing the several paite of
children's wagons, and had atlaine 1 a con-
siderable degree of skill in this line.
The school rooms and dormitories were
cleanly and well kept, and, in fact, an air of
neatne ss pervaded the entire establishment,
which spoke well for the management.
The boys are double-graded according to
age and capacitysome going to school in
the foreno on and working at their usual avo-
cations in the afternoon and vice versa.
Each boy is required to attend school four
houis dming the day, and is employed in
manual labor the lest of the day. With this
arrangeme nt nothing is allowed to interfere
and of couifee under the operation of such a
rule, the double benefits of educating the
mind and the muscle ai impartially se
After the paity had visited both the build-
ings from collar to garret, the parly assem-
bled in the school loom of the main buildmg
when the boys, to the number of 108
marched in and after singing by the boy s,
Mr. Ingersoll called upon a member of the
Legislature to address them.
Mr. Pmdie, being called upon, said it was
something newt him to visit such an insti
tution which had been associated in his
mind with something dark and lepulsive.
This institution fostered by the State, was
intended to give education to boys whose
parents have neglected their du ty to them.
The chances ot the bo ys were just as good as
tho se of any other boys in the State whose
parents have taken the best care of them.
was glad to see that the boys were learn
ing something which would be of use to
them when they became men. Industiy u, the
mainspring of life. The only tine and last
ing fortune is that achieved by it and
built upon it. I is a fact, as Hoi ace Gree
ley Baid, "no one is entitled to a dollar unless
it is fairly and squarely earned." One part
of education is to leain to work. hoped
in after life they would become such men as
would do credit and honor to the State, and
justice to the training they received in this
Mr. Bowler was called for, but declined
saying no more than that he was well pleased
with what he had seen.
Mr. Ladd said that he was greatly pleased
with the appearance of these boys, and with
the general appearance and cpndu ct of the
school. I was certainly of great interest to
the State to foster such an institution.
Mr. McCrea said his sympathies were
with the institution, believing, as he did,
that it was one of the best institutions in the
State. was also pleased with what he
Gov. Pillsbury was called for, and said he
rather felt as if he was captured. had
come with Speaker Gilman, and had calcu
lated upon arriving here after his part of
the programme had been gone through. I
was always a pleasuie for him to visit
schools, and schools of this kind, and especi
ally this school. had observed the man
agement of this school, which had been es
tablished ten years, and he was glad to say it
was one of the best managed in the State.
Many of the boys who have gone out from
these walls, are in places of trust. I this
respect they have been veiy successful. This
institution ought to be placed on the same
basis with respect to State aid as the otheis
now are. Tms has been recommended by
the directors. would say to these boys
that they now had a fine opportuni ty to im
prove themselves. I depend ed upon them
selves whether they wou ld be good men in
Speaker Gilman told the boys they had
good opportunities to improve themselve s,
which he hoped they would use to the best
advantage. hoped they wou ld make
good men, as there was no positi on in life to
which they cpuld not propei ly aspire.
Mr. Hinds did not know there was any
occasion for talking, as he saw around him
the cro wd he was in the habit of loving
every day. diligence in study and in the
workshops, and by this only the boys would
succeed when they had gone out of the insti
Mr. Edson was called upon, and made
quite a lengthy speech to the boys.
asked them if they knew who was the man
that never told a lie, and if they knew, to
hold up their hands. Several dozen hands
were uplifted, when he remarked he was not
talking to his colleagues, for he knew it was
no use to tell them about the tiuth, but to
the boys. wanted them to understand
the truth should be told at all times.
Mr. W Murray said the managers
asked at the hands of the legislature the
usual appropriation, and a further appro
priation of $10,000 for buildi ng workshop s,
which are absolutely necessary. The demand
is really ve ry small. This institution shou ld
be placed on the same basis as the other
State institutions. I is a matt er of right.
A a meeting of the Senate committee last
evening, it was agreed that this should be
dono in the case of boys accused of crime,
while those of the inmates sent there as in
corrigible, should be supported, by the coun
ties sending them. This was right.
Mr. Ingersoll gave a brief history of the
institution from the beginning and of the
work of training boys, some of whom had
been sent there tor crimes as high as arson
and highway robbery.
Superintende nt Riheldaffer gave a brief
account of the working of the school under
i direction, and answered questions fr
Trw J. i"" ubmitted, and Judge Flint said he would
members inquiring as to the expense and pass judgment this morning at ft o'clock.
other facts connect ed with the shops, and
the amounts received from the sale of the
products, etc. I being now late, the party
dispersed well pleased with their trip.
CARING FOB, XBE INSANE.
Shall There be Another Asylum That is
the Question Being Agitated.
The care of the State's insane received
serious and careful consideration yesterday
at a meeting in the Senate chamber of the
committees of each house and the special
committee upon the insane, there being pres-
ent, also, many legislators and citizens.
Senator Gilfillan having called the
meeting to order, Representative Mead
moved that it was necessary to erect, as
speedily as possible, a second insane asylum
at some suitable point.
r. Baitlett, of the St Peter Insane Hos-
pital, urged the advantage of small^hospitals
at various points, and stated that the accom-
modations at present afforded by the St.
Peter asylum were sufficient for the
present year, at least. Under these
circumstances he cautioned that nothing
should be done hastily. The treatment of
the insane was being constantly improved,
and, in vi ew of that fact, he deemed it ad-
visable to wait a little longer, in order that
all newly experienced and credited methods
might be adopted in the contemplated struc-
r. Hewitt followed by stating that the
institution at St Peter was overcrowded,
and, in the opinion of the commission ap-
pointed by the last legislature, it was deemed
advisable to erect a second structure.
Adverting to the differences exist-
ing among medical men in re
gard to the advisability of treating
the acute and chronic insane separately or
together. thought a commission of in-
quiry ought to be appointe d. further
advocated the recommendation of the State
board of heal th that a school be established
for the care of imbeciles. I his opinion
such an institution would be self-sustaining,
in part if not altogether, as the friends of
the afflicted would be induced to send
their wards thither at their own expense,
while the present institution would be ma-
terially relieved, and afford an opportunity
for the organizati on of a new asylum.
Dr. Hand was wishful the committee
should carefully weigh the consideration of
the locality of the proposed asylu m.
Dr. Brewer Mattocks held there should be
distinct accommodations for the imbecile
and the acute insane. The former could be
utilized in the direction of farming, and in
that way, they could be removed from the
poor house s.
Dr. Bartlett stated his belief that the 400
acres of land already attached to the St
Peter asylum, might be profitably increased
to 1,000 acres, and used in the direction in
dicated by the last speaker.
Gov. Marshall considered that while in
time several insane asylums might be neces
sary, Rochester was a favorable site.
I answer to Senator Gilfillan, Dr. Bart
lett disfavoied the extention of the present
asylum by the erection of cottages.
The committee adjourned until 9 a. to
Mr. J. K. Bligh has just completed an oil
portrit of Gov. Pillsbury, which is pro-
nounced as excellent in every respect.
The Broadway skating rink is in a fluid
state, and the skaters are patiently waiting
for Kellogg's demise, or a ring arou nd the
Rev. Chauncy Hobar t, the chaplain of the
House of Representatives, wi ll address the
temperance reform this evening, at their
rooms on Seventh street.
The senior class of '78 of the State Univer
sity, consisting of nine ladies^and nine gen
tlemen, dined yesterday at the Merchants,
with and on the invitation of Gov. Pillsbury,
Ge n. Sibley and Morris Lampry, Esq.
Mr. Geor ge Seibert's last club dance for
the season was not by any means the least.
It was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed,
many expressi ng regret that it was the last
of a series of most delightful gathering s.
The hall of the Hou*e of Representatives
was filled to its utmost capacity last evening,
to hear the great temperance le?taier, Mrs.
Foster, whose eloquen ce and earnestness in
the cause has gathered large crowds wherever
she has appeared.
The box office at the Opeia House will be
open this morning at 9 o'clock, for the sale
of reserved seats for the Lotta performance
on Piiday and Saturday. The performance
of this troupe is spoken of by the press in
superlative expressions of praise. Lottie
herself is said to be inimitable as Topsy, and
her support are said to be worthy of her.
I conversation yesterday with a GLOBE
repoiter, Gen. Sam. Harriman, of Somerset,
Wis stated that the present unprecedented
lack of snow in the pineries would work in
calculable injury to the small logger s.
The larger films would, of course, be able
to stand the pressure, but many of the junior
fry would go to the wall. Gen. Harriman
added that the firms lie had supplied had
been, So far, wonderfully successful in bank
ing logs, in spite of the unpropitious season.
[Befoie Judge O'Gorman.
Henry "Williams qualified as guardian
of Wm. Kittner.
Exemplification of the last will and testa
ment of Robert Hale Ives and petition of
probate were filed.
[Before Judge Brill.]
Ran vs Langford, for the recovery of an
account for extra work on the defendant's
Thomas S. Bassh er & Co. vs. City of St
Paul, for damages to property of plaintiffs
on Mississippi street. Verdict for the de
fendant and stay of proceedin gs granted for
[Before Judge Wilkin.]
I the matter of Nels Peterson vs
Eastwood al., the court filed a memo
randum discharging the order to show
[Before Judge Flint.]
Mart in Gunns was charged by Samuel
Burton with stealing a copper boiler, valued
at $10. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and
was sentenced to two weeks imprisonment,
in default of $ 10 and costs.
John Harris was brought up in answer to
the complaint of Mrs. Fielding, accusing
him of stealing a hall-lamp and bracket.
was a boarder in the house, having been
there only a few days. Mrs. Fielding mis
sed the lamp and bracket. The bracket was
traced to Mr. Burton's store, on Seventh
street, who stated that Harris sold it to
him for five cents. I defense, Harris said
he saw a man enter Mrs Fielding's house
and go up stairs. afterwards met him*
on the street and bought a basket of him for
ten cents, which he afterwards sold to Bur
ton for five cents. was allowed to go in
search of the man of whom he said he
bought the basket.
I the case of the City against Michael
North, for stealing two pigs, the case was
AJfyUAL STATE MEETING ENDED.
A All Day Session of the SocietyNumer
ous Essays ReadThe State Asked to En
courage Apple CultureElection of Of-
ficersIsaac Staples President, and E C.
Judxon, SecretaryA lively Tilt on the
The State Agricultural Socie ty convened
again yesterday morning at 1 0 o'clock, in the
Historical Society's rooms at the Capitol.
The committees on apple culture reported,
recommending that the society ask for a
joint committee of members of both|Houses
of the Legislature, to consider a bill for the
purchase by the State, of a suitable piece of
land for apple culture, not to be less than
ten acres, to be selected by Gideon, in
the county of Hennepin, and to be the prop-
erty of the State, and that the sum of $500
be provided for and paid by the State annu-
ally to Mr. Gideon for planting and nursing
the said enterprise the said appropriation to
continue for ten years. The said piece of land
to be under the control of the State Horti-
The committee explained that Mr Gideon
was willing to enter into such an arrange-
ment with the State or the Horticultural So-
It was proposed to substitute 1,000 in
place of $500. This propositi on called forth
a lively debate, several members contending
it was better to ask a small sum of the State
rather than a large ona If they asked too
much the probability was they would get
nothing. There seemed, however, no differ-
ence of opinion upon the importance of the
subject, and ultimately the matter was re-
ferred back to the committee to make the
alteration suggested, a nd prepare and present
a bill to the Legislature.
The communication from the commission-
er on agriculture asking exhibits for the Paris
Exposition, was next taken under considera-
Mr. Rogers thought that some action
shou ld be taken in this matter, if for nothing
else than to show the lespect in which Gen.
LeDuc was held by the association.
Mr. Harris thought that as a society, per
haps they were not able to do much, but as
farmers they all had that which Mr. LeDuc
asked forfarm produce. did not know
what action the chambers of commerce of
the two sister cities would take in
the matter, but whatever it might
be, he was sure the farmers would
second their efforts. But as as a society he
thought they were '"almost dead broke" and
not able to do anything. agreed with
Mr. Rogers, however, that the kindly com
munication should be noticed and the rea
sons explained why, as a society, they were
powerless to avail themselves of the consid
Mr. Warner moved that a committee of
two be appointed to consider the best
method of acknowledging the courtesy.
Motion carried and Mr. Warner with Mi.
Byers appointed to constitute such commit
A able and elaborate assay on wheat
raisi ng was then read by Mr. Aikin.
At'the conclusion of the essay a vo te of
thanks was unanimously given to Mr. Aikin
coupled with a request for a copy of the es
say for the society to have it pirnted.
Mr. Harris thought the suggestion in the
essay for all farmers to keep a diary of their
farm work, their time of sowing and har
vesting, was a good one Such a diary
would be invaluable to the farmer himself.
I would educate him, so to speak.
A essay an cattle was read by Dr. Ballard,
of Albert Lea, recommending moie atte n
tion to stock raising and to the improve
ment of breeds. I advanced ideas in favor
of more cattle being kept on farms, that the
soil needs it, and the risk of distress through
failure in crops would be almost entirely
removed. The essay was received with
applause a vo te of thanks passed and re
quest for a copy to be printed.
Mr. Bass next read a paper on sheep hus
bandry. contended no farm can afford
to be without sheep, they are the best lo re
cuperating the soil, they destroy noxious
weeds and keep the soil clean.
The discussiion was again brought back to
the subjact of wheat, several gentlemen in
succession,recommending the change of seed,
even if it be only from a few miles away.
At this stage of the discussion the com
mittee on resolution in reply to Gen. Due
reported. They recommended the society to
express their grateful thanks for the invita
tion to send produce for the Paris exhibition,
and their regret that the society feels un
able to make a favorable response.
The report was adopted.
At the afternoon session the reports of
officers were in order. The president, Hon.
W S. King, said he had no report to make,
simply because the reports of the treasurer
and secretary would cover everything.
The treasurer, Mr Multon, read his re
port, which showed the financial state of the
society, from which it appeared that the re-
ceipts from all sources amounted to $18,-
245.69, expenditures $11,847.80, leaving a
balance, after the expenses of the State fair
were paid, of $5,397.81.
This was divided equally between the stock
breeders association and this society, giving
to the latter $3,198.9 0. Out of this sum the
society had paid of its former indebtedness
$3,008.46, leaving a balance on hand of
The secretary, Mr Judson. then read his
report, in which he reviewed the past year,
contrasting its prosperity with other years.
One great object of fairs, the report said,
was the educating the farmer. could
learn more of stock and machinery and mat
ters connect ed with practical farming at a
fair, than he could in years of experiments,
because he had before him the re
sults of the experiments of hundreds
The report commended the exhibits of the
college of agriculture: thanked the press a nd
the railroads for courtesies, and gave a de
tailed account of the expenditure of the
money tabulated in six schedules, the
amounts agreeing with those in the treasur
The repoit of committee on dog law was
then read and gave rise to considerable dis
cussio n. The bill recommended was called
a bill for the protection of wool growers and
confiscation of dogs. The report was
adopted, and the committee instructed to
take measures to have it introduced in the
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
Election of officers was next proceeded
with. Isaac Staples, of Stillwater, was pro
posed for president, and as the re were no
other nominations the secretary was in
structed to cast the vote.
George Culver was in like manner elected
C. Judson was nominated by half the
voices present and Hon. W S. King was in
structed to cast the vote, which he did by
saying, I have great pleasure in casting the
vo te which re-elects our able aud faithful
Two members of the executive committee
THE ST. FAUL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1878.
were next to be elected in place of S. Har
ris and A Pridley, retiring, which re
sulted ultimately in the re-election of tho se
ROTATION IN OFFICE.
Mr. Hoag then rose and moved to amend
the by-laws so that all the officers be elected
annually, to take effect at the next annu al
Mr. Ingalls objected in strong language.
considered the motion only an attempt to
fling dirt at the present members. There
were no rings a nd stealing in the manage
ment of the society, the sneers and insinu a
tions of the Pioneer-Press, notwithstanding.
They wanted experienced men to manage
the society new men would have everything
to learn there were men on that committee
who had devoted the best part of
their lives to the interest and
progress of agriculture and horticulture in
this State and he was tired of the back-hand
innuendoes. I there was any man thought
to be making money out of the society why
did they not says openly and honestly?
Mr. Whitlock said there were many ob
jections against all the officers going out at
the same time, and should certainly vo te
again st it.
Hoag said that under the old style of
annual elections the society had been pros
perous, but under the new method they had
five years of failure. The last year's success
was owing entirely to the people of Minne
apolis. They could easily re-elect the good
men at the annual election, but they could
not then get rid of the worthless ones.
This broug ht Mr. Ingalls once more to" his
feet, and he characterized the attempt to
take the whole ciedit of the success of the
last fair for Minneapolis, an insult to many
men who had devoted time and energy to
the undertaking and money, too. Success
was owing rather to the elements and the ex
traordinarily good crops. The motion was
at length put, and lost.
A CENTENNIAL MEDAL.
Mr. Grimes was then introduced by Mr
Key. said he was deputied by the horti
cultural society to offer for their safe keep
i ng to this society, the diploma and medal
which had been awarded the horticultural
society for their exhibit of 11 9 kinds of ap
ples. This society had made the exhibit un
aided, and they had succeeded in showing to
the world that Minnesota could produce
fruits. These apples, 11 9 sorts, were not
Mr. "Whitlock moved a vote of thanks to
the Horticultural Society, not so much for
the token of friendship as for the labor and
trouble they had taken to make so good a
display at the great fair of Minnesota 's ca
pabilities for fruit raising.
Mr. Harris made an excellent speech, re
capitulating his struggles and efforts in fruit
raising in this State. I was the happiest
day of his life, he said, when he got the sil
ver medal for his exhibits at Philadelphia
three years ago. Minnesota can raise fruit
even for export he sold this year 60 0 bush
els of apples and over a thousand pounds of
grapes, and any other man can do the same.
The convention then adjourned.
Immediately after the adjournment it was
announced that the State Dairyman's Asso
ciation will meet at the Metropolitan hotel
this morning at 1 0 o'clock.
THE NEXT STATE FATE.
A meeting of the executive board was held
at the Metropolitan last evening, and a com
mittee consisti ng of James McHench, A.
Frid ay and C. Judson, was appointed to
decide upon the time and place for holding
the next State faL\
The Would be Suicide Recovering.
The girl whose troubles drove her to make
a rash attempt upon her own life Tuesday
night was much better jesterday. She was
suffering considerably fhorn weakness, but
the effects of the narcotic seemed to have
disappeared. She does not now express any
regret for the thoughtless deed, but rather
thinks that it would have been an easy way
ut of her trouble had she been let alone and
suffered to sleep the slumber which knows
no waking. Both girls, however, expre ss a
dread lest their friends in Sioux City will
hear of the affair.
State Dairymen's Association.
The meeting to effect the organization of
the State Dairymen's Association will be
held at the Metropolitan Hotel at 1 0 a.
The afternoon session of the association
will be held in the .room of the State histori
cal society at the capitol, at 2 o'clock, sharp,
when essays will be read upon dairy farming
in Minnesota, butter making, fec
A. Tayloi, of the Hudson Star and
Times, is registered at the Merchants.
The following were among the arrivals at the
Meichants yesterday: J. W. Warren and lady,
J. C. Broant and lady, J. S. Pillsbury, Minne
apolis L. E Clark, N. Y. Chas. Morey,
Winona Lewis Menekslsohu, N W. E
Baggs, Wheeling C. A, Humarson, Conn.
Maibton W., LaCrosae E Bampman, N. Y.
J. Powers, Milwaukee Henry Ahnema,
Pine Island W. Baxter, G. R. Hall,
Plain view E S. Kimball. Boston 8 Vanslyke,
Hastings E Childs, Hammers Ja Frank,
Minneapolis A. Andrews, River Falls C.
Williams, Chicago S. Childs, New York
Peter E Bradshaw, River Falls R.P.Owens,
Anoka Wm. K. Ross, Tioy, N. Y. C. Carlson,
Chicago Jas. A. Root Waseca J. O. Putnam,
O. S. Powell, D. McGregor, E R. Stevens,
River Falls Peter Clary. Lashun Dave Davis,
Bingham Lake Jno. E. Glover. Hudson Sam.
W. Townsend, Chicago S. P. Lowry, Baltimoie
Mrs. C. W. LaPowele, Wilson, Wis. Miss Nellie
Wilson, Menominie J. Mocoiuber, Red
Wing E Ed dy and neice, Plainview F. A.
Sanford. Boston A H, Duncomb, Watertown
Julius Frieldland, Cincinnati H. Vandemasher,
Isaac Hooper, Minneapolis A. W. Yander
Telder, Anoka Shos. G. Povnel, U. S. A.N.
W. Camron, Stillwaier N. Hnbbard, Fargo
H. G. Finkle, Morehead S. Wilder, Shak
opee J. Thompsod, Minneapolis J. Sencerbox,
Shakopee E Clark, Ne Yoik J.
Thompson, Milwaukee E W. Brooks, Red
Wing Geo. A. Clark and wife, Galesburg N.
Stone, Beaver Falls Miss M. E. Ames North
field J. A. Armstrong, Fairmont W. Corn
ing, Jackson F.Perry, Rochester John
Gorman, New York W, B.Kin g, Chicago A.
Goddard, Plainview, Senver, Northfield
E. W. Gromnor, Hastings J. Gilfillan Min
neapolis W. Hilliard, Chicago F. R. New
ton and lady, J. W. Lewis and lady, M.
Taylor and lady, C. S. Bushnell and lady,
Daniel Williams and lady, G. Wood and lady,
F. Conilhard and lady, Minneapolis.
That is Susan Anthony, "The Invincible,"
will speak to one of the largest houses of the
season this evenitifj at the Opera House.
She has been a long time before the public,
some say a thousand years, but she is still fall
of faith and fire, and is one of th few women
to be heard. Several hundred reserved seats
this morning at the Opera House.
The regular monthly meeting of the Board
of Managers of the Minnesota Magdalen So
ciety wi ll beheld on Thursday.February 7th
at the Woman's Christian Home, No. 1 1
Nash street, at 2s30
MRS. C. STRONG.
A grand temperance rally will be held in
new Armory hall, on Wabashaw street, Thurs
day evening, Feb. 7th, 1878, under the auspices
of the Father Matthew T. A. Society. Ad
dresses will be made by Rt Rev. Ireland and
Rev. Shanley, Rev. Father O'Keefe, Ho n. I.
Donnelly and M. McCarthy. Also good
instrumental and vocal. Admission
"i *i*H DIED. S^.vr*
EKMANIn St. Paul, February 3, 1878, Augustus
S. Ekman, aged 30 years.
Funeral from the house, corner of Earl and
Beaney streets, Terry's Addition, on Thursday
afternoon, 7th tost., at 2 o'ciock.^ "y
MArCH CHUNK MIRACLE.
WAS THE WOMAN DEAD, IS THE
The Detailed Story of the Alleged Bllracle
"Which was Briefly Reported by Tele-
graphRestored to life After Having
Been Dead an HourThat, if You Be
lieve What is Given Below.
[Mauch Chunk, Pa., Cor. (Feb. 2) N. Y. Herald.]
The little village of East Manch Chunk
has been to-day in a state of intense excite-
ment, growing out of a supposed miracle, b^~
which it is claim ed by many devo ut people a
woman was raised to life and strength an
hour after death had occurred. They firmly
believe that the woman's soul actually left
her body and after an hour's absence re
turned to its earthly tenement in fulfilment
of a prophecy from a supernatural source,
forfeiting a miracle, just as it to-day oc
There are plenty of scptics who disbelieve
the entire story, and denouce it as a gross
deception. They also assert that if a physi
cian had been permitt ed to examine the so
called dead woman who was the subject of
the alleged miracle, whi le in the trance state,
she would have been found alive, Never
theless hundreds of peoplenot of the most
intelligent class, to be sure, but worthy men
a nd women and very devout Catholicsim
plicitly believe that God has performed a
wonderful miracle in calling back to earth
the soul of a woman dead of consumption,
and endowed her with a new body, free from
STORY OF THE PROPHESY.
There is no time now to investigate
thoroughly the facts but as the quarter of
the town where the poorer and more igno
rant peop le live is wild with excitement, it is
well to tell the story as it is recited by the
coolest-headed of tho se claiming to have
been eye-witnesses. I the first place, it
must be stated that abo ut two months ago
Miss Amelia Greth, a sing le woman, who had
been Uving at Reading, removed to East
Mauch Chunk. She was abo ut thirty-six
years old, and was very ill with consumption,
from which she said she had suffered for a
long time. She seemed to be an intelligent
woman, and was certainly a very religious
on e. She was a devo ut Catholic, and when
she came here, went directly to the house of
Fath er Heinen, the Catholic pastor in charge
of the German congregatio n, theie being two
churches hereone whe re English is spoken,
a nd the other for the Pennsylvania Dutch,
of whom there are many who can scarcely
understand English. Miss Gre th made her
home at the pas tori a lesidence of Fath er
Heinen, and was soon taken so ill with
hemorrhage that she was confined to her bed.
A GUARDIAN ANGEL.
She stated that for many years she has
been protected by a guardian angel which she
has often seen. The angel told her not long
ago that a great miracle was to be peiformed
on her and the promise wou ld soon be ful
filled. She conveyed the message of the angel
to Father Heinen, who announced his be
lief in the prophesy. S accurate was Miss
Greth in her statements that she announced
a few da ys ago that on the 2 of February
she was to die or, at least, her soul would
leave her body, and, after she had been in a
state of ecstacy or death, she would be re
stored to life and consciousness, get up out
of her bed and go to the church, to mass, a
well woman. A soon as the public became
acquainted with the facts a general desire
was expressed to see the woman, and since
last Monday crowds of persons have visited
her room daily.
VISITING THE SUBJECT.
She was found lying in the second stoiy
front room of Father Heine n"s house on a
low bed propped up with pillows, her hands
crossed on her breast as if she were dead,
and quite pale and thin. Around her neck
was a gold chain to which was suspended a
handsome crucifix of the same metal. Since
Monday she has been unable to speak, but
her attendants say she is conscious of all that
transpires. Another thing which the believ
ers in this modern miracle regard as very re
markable is the fact that she partakes of
ve ry little food. For nine weeks her whole
diet has. been milk, water and dried apples
in very small quantities. I is averred that
in all this time she has not partaken of
enough food to sustain life.
She was attended by a little lady dressed in
black, who informed the callers all the
facts in very good German. I is thought a
thousand people visited her Monday.
NO PHYSICIANS BUT LOTS OF VISIONS.
It is only proper to state here that Miss
Greth has not had any physicians or any
other professional medical attendance, and
as gradually grown weaker. The sick wo
man is declared to have ad of late supernat
ural visions, and the most remarkable stories
have been circulated among the class to
which she belonged as to the wonderful
things she has beheld. I is declared that
the holy angel which guards her is always
visible to Miss Greth, and sometimes to her
friends and attendants. This spirit, it ap
pears, was that of a some time dead friend,
who foretold many things, among others
that at half-past eight o'clock this morning,
the feast day of the Purification of the
Blessed Virgin, according to the observances
of the Catholic church, the soul of the sick
woman would take its flight, but that a
wonderful miracle would be performed, and
she would be permitted to return to life
after an hour'b interval, and that she would
be cured of her disease. The news of these
declarations spread like wddfire among the
congregation of the church and intensified
the general interest and wonder.
WHAT IS DEATH?
Early this morning large ciowds assmbled
abo ut the house to witness the result of
the alleged supernatural prophecy, and the
street was complete ly blockaded with men
and women. I the sick room the woman
Gre th was apparently gradually failing. She
was surrounded by watchers, who completely
filled the room and nearly the whole house.
Fath er Henien was also present performing
the offices of the church for the dyin g. Miss
Greth, it is said, grew weaker and weaker,
and at half-past eight lay, indee d, as if dead.
A SOULLESS BUT LIVING BODY.
Father Heinan then announced that the
soul had quit the body, leaving the animal
life in it. said that this was the first
part of the cure abo ut to be performed.
wanted it distinctly understo od that he had
no power in the performance of this work
except that which he received from on high,
through the name and by the power of Jesus
VIEWING THE DEAD
The people in the room were next directed
to make a passage from the door of the room
to the bed, and those who were outside the
door and below stairs were directed to enter
the room, pass round the bed and then go
ut by another door. I is estimated that
over seven thousand people saw the soulless
body of the woman. There was of
course the most intense excitement among
the people during the whole of this period.
THE CALL TO LIFE.
A twenty-five minutes past nine, five min
utes before the expirati on of the hour, si
lence was commanded, and Father Heinen
"Now, I will call her.
'Amelia!" he then called in a loud voice.
There, was, however, no change in the coun
tenance of the woman. "Amelia,*' he re
peated, and, as before, she remained motion
"Amelia!" in a louder voice."" cried Father
"Father,"' responded Miss Greth, and then
she repeated-a few words of prayer. _j t
A PRACTICAL BEQUEST.
The scene in the room was at tljat mo-
ment indescribable. The excitement was
naturally intens e, and cries of joy and weep
ing were heard on all sides. Miss Greth
then asked for a shawl, and a lady who stood
by the bedside took off her sealskin coat, and
put it around the woman as she by the com
mand of the priest arose.
GOING TO THE CHURCH.
Father Heinen then turned to the woman
and commanded her to talk to no one nor
permit any one to talk to her until after she
had returned her thanks to God for His kind
ness to her in church. She then made her
way to the sacred edifice, walking alone and
quite rapidly, followed by an excited crowd,
comprising hundreds of people.
AT THE CHURCH.
When she arrived at the church Fath er
Heinen preached two sermons, one in Ger
man and one in English. The services last
about two hours.
After the services Miss Greth returned to
her room, apparently strong and heartv. I
response to many inquiries as to her feelings
a nd emotions she made the following state
"I feel entirely cured. The hemorrhages
of blood ceased on Thursday, and since that
time I have felt very weak and sick. I am
convinced that lungs were entirely and
completely gone, and that physicians could
not have cured me, nor could I have been
cured by anybody but God through
A New i7jj Prepared jor Distributing the
Carter Harrison, a Democratic member of
the House from Chicago, and chairman of
the House committee on civil service reform,
has prepared a bill of which the following
is a synopbis:
Sec. 1 provides for the cieation of a De
partment of civil service, with five commis
sioners, to be appointed by the Psesident and
confirmed by the Senate, no more than three
of which shall belong to any one political
party. The ir terms are arranged so that no
appointments can be made except at the
middle of a Presidential term, the commis
sioners havi ng the shortest teim to be at the
head of the department.
Sec. 2 provides that the Preside nt may fill
vacancies caused by death or resignation.
Se c. 3 fixes the salary of the head commis
sioner at $5,000. and the otheis it 4,000.
Sec. 4 piwides that the commissioners
may be removed by the President for cause,
with the consent of the Senate in open ses
Sec. 5, that the commissioners SUP 11 make
rules for regulating the civil service shall
constantly wat ch the different branches of
the government service, and see that they
are running at a minimum as to numbers
and expense: shall examine, or cause to be
examined, all applicants, and shall not be
guided by political services or influence.
Sec. 6 provides that the commissioners
shall divide the United States into districts,
and provide for examinations in each, at
stated times, after public notice: thai the
power may be delegated in remote parts of
the country to examiners, in which case ap
plicants shall pay 5 for examination.
Members of both Houses of Congiess shall
be notified of the examinations within theii
Sec. 7 provides that the act shall apply to
all officers except ambassadors, ministers,
consuls, hea ds of departments, and post
Sec. 8, which is perhaps the most signifi
cant section of the bill, pio\idei that Kcpie
sentatives in Congress may make nomina
tions for appointments to office from among
persons resident in their lespective districts,
who shall have resided there a year, and
possess the requisite moral and other quali
ties. Piovision is made that they may
PERSONS WHOM THEY DON*T KNOW
upon the testimony of persons for whom
they can vouch. All lecommondations must
be in writing, signed by the persons recom
mending them, all applications must be
written in the handwriting of the applicant,
setting forth age past vocation, physical
condition, and mental capacity. I the event
that less than twenty nominations shall be
made for each office to be filled a membei
of Congress, liiien the commissioners may
receive application in writing from any per
son in the district.
The remaining sections of the bill provide
for competiti ve examination for piomotion
in all departments, and prescribe that vacan
cies in the departments are
ONLT TO BE FILLED BT PBOMOTION,
save whe re the need of experts or peculiar
conditions may make a contrary couise
necessary. The civil-service department is
to supply all the other departments with lists
of clerks from which appointments can only
be made, and is to assume the responsibility
for removals for cause. Original appoint
ments are to be made on not more than six
months' probation, when the probationers
are to be placed on a permanent roll from
which they can never be removed except for
cause. This roll is to constitute the perma
nent civil-service of the government. N
appointments are to be made for political
purposes, and no political assessments are to
be paid or demanded, on the penalty of dis
makers, two pantaloon
makers and vest makers. Steady work
guaranteed to good men. FEROTJS \HEY,
24- 26 C8 West Third street.
THURSDAY, FEB. 1878.
8usan B. Anthony 1
will speak on the subject:
WOMAN WANTS BBEAD, NOT THE BALLOT
This Lecture is substituted for that of Dr. Wilhtts,
who is detained by sickness. Miss Anthony has
never spoken in St. Paul, and as sht. is a representa
tive woman, as well as able and sincere, the associa
tion trusts that the necessary change will be ac
ceptable to its patrons.
Admittance 50 cents. Reserved seats 25 cents,
at the Box Office on Thursday.
In the matter of the guardianship of Frederic
Notice is hereby grt en that by virtue and in pur.
suance of an order oi license made in said matter, on
the 30th day of January, A. D. 1878, by the Judge of
Probate of the County of Ramsey, the undersigned,
guardian to said Frederic Henmg, minor, will on the
23d day of February, 1878, at 10 o'clock in the fore
noon, at the front door of the old Court Iloufcs,
the city of St. Paul, offer for sale at public vendue,
the following described lands, to-wit: The east half
(eii) of lot one (1) of Le Dnc's Addition to St. Paul,
in said county of Ramsey.
The terms of sale will be made known at the tune
and place of sale,
Dated St. Paul, Jannary 30,1878.
D. A. ROBERTSON,
Law and Real Estate Office.
REAL ESTATE CASES, INVESTIGATION AND
.CUBING OF DEFECTS IN TITLE.
Tax Titles, &c, a specialty. Boom No. 3, Rogers
Block, Third street, St. Paul. 6*
WM. J. PARSONS,
Attorney at Law and Commissioner of Deeds for
New York, 31E, 8a St, St. Paul, Mwn. 4r33^p
Friday & Sat. Ev'gs, Feb. 8th & 9th.
AXD SATCP.DAY MATIXEE.
Engagement of the great
In her wonderful impersonation of
In Harriet Beecher Stowe's sublime work of
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
Created and played bj her in all tha principal cities
of the United State, wiih the moat distinguished
approbation. Admission 50 and 75 cents.
Matinee, 25 cents and 50 cents reserved seats
without charge. Box oihee now ope'i. 23-25
FOR SALESmall house, ready for
housekeeping, in good orderat a bargain.
Possession at once. Address Furniture, this office.
OUTNEY'S Stomach Bitters and Oysters at 7
Robert stieet. 24-54
OFI-ICE OF THE CITY TBEASUREIL,
S T. PACT, MINNESOTA. Jan. 80. 1878.
All persons interested in the assessment for tho
partial grading of
Rice Street from Bianca Street to
Partial Grading of
Fourth Street from Hoffman Ave.
to Maria Avenue.
Partial Grading of
Fifth. Street from Hoffman Avenue
to Maria Avenue.
Partial (trading of
Acker Street from Mississippi Street
to Courtlandt Street, Courtlandt
Street, from Acker to Agate
Street, Buffalo Stroet from
Acker to Genessee street,
and Mississippi Street
from Genessee Street
to Granite Street.
WILL TAKE NOTICE
that on the 29th day of Januarj, lb78, I did
receive a anant trom the Citj Comptroller of
the city of St. Paul, tor the collection of the
The pature of these warrants is, that if jou
fail to pay the assessments within
after the nrst publication of this notice, I shari
report on and jo ur real estate BO assessed as
delinquent and upplj to the District Court of
the county of Ramsej, Minnesota, for judg
ment against youi lands, lots, blocks, or parcels
thereof bo assessed, including interest, co&tand
expenses, and for an order of the Court to sell
the same for the puj incut thereof.
F. A. RENZ,
16-27 Cit3* Treasurer.
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