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ST. PAUL, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 0, 1878.
AN President Hayes bulldozct
Hi serves his party best who serves bin
country mostwas that it
ONL year on the 4t Maich
ware of th Ides of March.
"Gu \HD the church 1 loved so well and sa-
ciedly,"the Pope's dying woids.
EDMUNDS has taken charge of the Admin-
istration. Vcimont can't run th United
15LAINL is the same old demagogue. IJo
straddles the silver billbut Jilaino as Presi-
i is time for tho "moral organ" to apolo-
gize to Mr. liogcis. Crawfish, as usual, and
be done with it.
OLIVE LOGAN comes to the defens of
Mrs. Hicks. Mr s. gavo "such nice par-
ties" in London! Was it with old Lord's
BKUC E, Senator of Mississipp i, (colored)
has been complimented and Lamar condem-
ned for their votes on the Mathews resolu-
tion,both instructed to vote for th Bland
1'ITK Sonato from a political oligarchy of
fossil politicians has changed in to a church
discipline conference, a kind of religious star
chamb er to dissect the "moral" character of
Piesidental nominees for offico,with the
debauched Oglesby as chairman and the
bribed Blaine and thief Patterson as Secre-
A 1'BIVATI: letter from Virginia to a gen-
tleman in this city gives a distressing pic-
ture of affairs in that State. I says money
is scarce and taxes devour everythi ng the
poor farmer makes. A man can not take a
dri nk in Virginia without having it dashed
with 2% conts on tho State debt, and under-
going, at th same tim e, a solo serenade
from a Moftet punch bell.
W E have heard a great deal from th two
Republican organs in St Paul, and a great
deal from th self-constituted managers of
county and city politics, about putting th
best men in office in the Democratic county
of Ramsey. "No politics" has been the cry
from the Judgeship to Alderman. A a mat-
ter of futuro reference, and with no purpose
to comment at this time, we publish the fol-
lowing from yesterday's Dispatch urging
that no Democrat be appointed to office
No true theory of civil service reform de
mands that offices of the country bo given to
the enemies of the party in power, when com
petent members that party can be found to
till them. I the future justifies the truth of
the above announcement, the event will be
hailed as the dawning of the day of better un
derstanding between the President and his
party, and as the beginning of a new career of
success to both.
Democrats should remember this, say
about th time of the next spring eloetion.
THE distinguished "moral" morning news-
paper has becomo very much excited over
tho failuroof thoKepublican County Attorney
to mako certain indictments hold. W had
supposed that such things were a merit,
from a Republican stand poin t. I is not
such a very long time since a Kepublican At
torney General drew an indictment against a
Kepublican State Treasurer for embezzle-
ment. Tho case was to be tried in Kamsey
county, but this very accurate Republican
Attorney General drew the verdict by mis-
take^) for the First (Washmgton county) Judi^
cial District, and the embezzling Republican
State Treasurer escaped punishment thero
by. Was this Republican Attorney General
denounced by this "moral" morning paper?
O the contrary, he was promoted to a posi-
tion on the Supremo bench. This is the
way a Kepublican Attorney General is re
warded for shielding a Republican embez-
zler. W do not like to see such invidio us
distinction made by the Republican organ in
regard to Republican officials who make
mistakes in indictments. Let us have fair
play, even for Republican officeholders.
NO DEMOCRATS INOFFICE.
This is now the hue and cry, the yelp of
every political cur from the English sub-
sidized Times of New York to the evening
Dispatch of St Paul. Edmunds, solemn
visaged and heartless, expounds political os-
tracism in the secret sessions of the Senate,
and within the purlieus of the White House.
All the worst elements of the Republican
taction are uniting to bulldoze the President
to [ostracise Democrats, to re-instate the
reign of terror in the South, and to perpet u-
ate ruin throughout the whole country. W
await with patience the result.
President Hayes owes his peaceful and
successful administration so far to the con-
ciliation and co-operation of the Democratic
party. is most thoroughly hated by the
radical element of his own party, led by
Blaine, Chandler, Garrison, Philips and
company. These men rule the Republican
party. Should Hayes surrender to them he
is lost, and his administration will be the
greatest failure the country has ever wit-
nessed. Why should not- the President
stand by the South? Has not every South-
ern State given him. a cordial and hearty
support? Have not Southern Senato rs and
Congressmen upheld his hands? His warm-
est friends to-day are in the South and in
tho Democratic party. I will be a sad day
for the administrati on when he loses them.
A CORRESPONDENT SEEKS INFOR-
Our correspondent, "One millionth,"
propounds a series of questions which' have
been fully answered at every stage of the
pending discussion. This is the letter:
All the Editor at the GLOBE.
S T. PACT,, Feb. 4th 1878.May I be per
mitted to ask a few questions in regard to sil
ver remonetization? I acknowledge being at
present an anti-silver man but am open to
We are told that it is the masses, the "toiling
millions," who are clamoring for silver, and
who arc to be benefitted by it Will ou please
tell me how they arc to be reached? I seems
to me that if silver be remonetized it will i m
mediately be UBed by employers to pay their
handsnot with a dollar and five cents for
each dollar that tbey are entitled to receive
but with ninety-five cents worth of silver (or
thereabout*,,) stamped one dollar.
The grocers, the dry goods merchants, the
boot and shoe dealers, all dealers in merchan
dise, will immediately put up their prices to
correspond with the depreciation of the cur
rency, thereby reducing, for the present at
least, the laborer's wages five per cent. I the
couiue of time, labor would also rise, thereby
placing us where we were before, but as labor
is always the last to feel the upward impulse,
and the first to feel the downward pressure, it
seems to me that labor will be hurt instead of
benefitted by the proposed change.
Hoping to a reply, and assuming that your
columns are open as well to the laborer as to
the millionaire, 1 am, very truly yours,
"A ToiIilNO MILLIONTH."
"ONE Millionth" will find all th informa-
tion desired, and more exhaustively and
moie in detail than have space for, in
Senator Thurman's speech delivered in the
Senato on Wednesday, and published in
theso columns. Tho subject is therein
discussed in all its phases.
Tho trouble with "One Millionth" is that
his premises are false he assumes a condition
of affairs that nev er has existed, and never
will exist, suppresses th major premises,
the elementa ry truth, and admits his error
in his very questions, and actually, although
unconsciously, answers and convicts himself
of error. assumes, that if silver be re
monetized, it will remain of the same rela-
tive value to gold as now. This conced es
that its demonetization is the cause of the
present depreciation. I must be therefore,
that if the cause be removed, and silver re
remonetized, the depreciation will cease, and
silver regain the value it always possessed,
until the fraud of the moneyed conspirators
was perpetrated in 1873 Now where does
"One Millioneth" find himself?
But this is not all, nor half. Restore the
silver dollar of 412J^ grains, make it a legal
tender, and its value will be equal to that of
gold, or at least to that of greenbacks. The
greenback has no intrinsic value, does not
circulate out of the IJnited States, is not
receivable for customs duties, or of interest on
tho public debt, and yet, to-day, the greenback
is less than two per cent, of par with gold.
Make the silver dollar a legal tender, receiva-
ble for customs duties and interest, on the
public debt it will at once be at par with
gold. Let "One Millionth" remember that
Russia, India and China, are silver countries
and France bi-metallic, and that our silver
dollar will circulate outside that it will be
rated, at 1 5 98-100ths, while other nations
give but 15% for one. "One Millionth"
must study the question, he is at the thres-
hold, he may be able to understand the sub-
ject after a while.
SALARIES OR FEES.
Muncip al and county "reform can best be
accomplished by adopting the rule of pay-
ing the actual value for the services render-
ed. For the offices of Sheriff, Clerks of
Court, Register, Abstract Clerk, and every
office where it can be done, establish and fix
a fair and reasonable fee bill on the most
economical basis. There can be nothing
wrong about this. I is the only correct
principle. The trouble, heretofore, has
been the fees have been too largo
in many cases exorbitant. But
if it is worth one dollar to record a deed, it
is wrong for the county to pay fifty cen ts
and pocket the balance. Let th county
havo nothing to do with it. Tho owner of
the deed should pay to the officer the value
of th recordingno more and no less.
This is a mere illustration the principle is
applicable to all other fee officers.
What do the people gain by overcharging
for official work, covering the overcharge
into the treasury, and speculating out of
public officers? Absolutely nothingthe
county loses. Tho fees are not col-
lected the officers draw their salaries
and the fees are not paid. W havo tried
this thing once. Suppose they are paid,
what tom-foolery to make the people over-
pay for work, put it in to the county treasury
to be manipulated and expended, with the
idea that the taxes will be reduced. That is
you must pay the money out in advance of
the taxes, and then you will have so much
less to pay when the tax gatherer comes
around. This is robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Pay the judges and attorneys living salaries,
establish fair and ju st fees for clerks and fee
offijees, and the surest reform will have been
WHAT IS DESPOTISM?
[St. Peter Tribnne.J
People would hardly know how they suffered
were it not forth St. Paul GLOB E, as witness
the following, which is the key-note of its
The people of the United States have lived
for the last fifteen years under the most abso
lute despotism the world ever saw.
The Tribune is right. People would not
know either how they have suffered or been
robbed in this State, but for THE GLOBE.
And for the further edification of the
Tribune and other journals who have quoted
the above lines, permit us-to say again and
emphasizethat the most absolute despo
tism on earth is that of a corrupt, overbear
ing, ignorant, and malicious political ma-
jority. Really, the Kepublican party has
nev er had a majority of the people of the
United States, but a minority succeeded in
getting control of the government, seized
the treasury, the army and navy, all the
offices, excluded eight or ten States, or he ld
them by bayonet s, ostracised every Demo-
crat in the United States from Maine to the
Bio Grande, robbed, plundered and perse-
cuted at will, and finally committed the
greatest national fraud in history and stole
the Presidency. Where will you find, either
in the past or the present, a despotism more
absolute? Answer, postmasters with collars
around your necks answer, a politically sub-
sidized pressanswer whether, after having
filled the judiciary with politicians, controll-
ed the Senate and House of Congress by the
gift of patronage, the Republican parly
under Grant did not attempt to destr oy the
last refuge of civil libertythe freedom of
ANOTHER "REFORM" MEASURE.
A correspondent of the GLOBE essays this
morning to improve on the retrenchment
programme of the Chamber of Commerce.
has put his wo rk in a shape to be unde r-
stood, b drawing a bill which will enable
the public to judge intelligently concerning
what he proposes.
I is perhaps, scarcely necessary to say
that the GLOBE does not want to be under-
stood as endorsing the bill of its correspon-
dent, any more than it endorses the report of
the Chamber of Commerce committee. W
think, however, the bill published this
morning is less objectionable than the Cham-
ber of Commerce programme. One thing
in our correspondent's bill we can heartily
approve, and that is fixing a specific amount
to be paid the sheriff and clerk for criminal
business. Possibly the sum namedone
hundred dollars per annumis too small,
ut ther is a great leak in this branch
of the public service. There is room for
very practical retrenchment in that particu-
There is such a thing as economy run mad,
and the prese nt efforts savor a good deal of
that character. Securing services because
they are cheap, does not always provo to be
true economy. Any retrenchment to be
effective must be discriminating, and we are
free to say that the propositions now pending
arc too sweeping to successful.
ANOTHER RAILROAD FIGHT.
The Southern Minnesota Extension West
ward from AViunebago CityThree Par
ties Secede from a Meeting Yesterday
AfternoonA Pretty fight as it stands.
A meeting of the incorporators of the
Southwestern railroad company was hold at
the Merchan ts Hote l, Thursday afternoon,
and, it is reported, three of themtwo from
Worthington, and one from Jacksonwith-
drew from the association. The company
was originally organized to build that part
of the lino of the Southern Minnesota, in
which the latter company had defaulted
from Winnebago City to Fairmont, and
thence westward by Jackson to the State
line. I was also organized as the successor
of the Fairmont railroad'company, which
was started for the same purpose, but some
time ago ga vo up the ghost. Before doing
so, however, a contract for grading was let,
and under it some eig ht or more miles of
grading was done by a man named Oleson,
for which he received no pay or compensa-
Some days ago Mr Day, of Martin, intr o
duced by request, a bill donating the lands
appertaining under the organized grant to
the Southeen Minnesota, for that portion of
the line in question, to the Southwestern rail
road company, and it is understood the ob
ject of those in charge of the latter company
is to enforce the payment of Olson's claim,
in which are interested many merchants and
others in that locality, who furnished sup
plies, material, etc., for the grading. This
work the Southern Minnesota refuse to ac
qept on the ground that the line is impractica
ble, and of use to them if they shou ld
conclude to extend their road westward.
Now a third Richmond has entered the field,
in the shape of a company known as the
Southern Minnesota Extension. Mr Fiddes
introducing a bill granting it certain
landsin fact the same lands
originally donat ed to the Southern
Minnesota and for which the Southwestern
is also putting in its oar. Under these cir
cumstance s, the meeting above alluded to
was heldthe principal object being to de
vise ways and means to accomplish the end
as above set forth. What effect upon their
purposes the withdrawal of the three incor
porators Messrs. W Bennett and
Sou le of Worthington, and W Cowing of
Jackson, will have upon the fortunes of the
concern, of course remains to be seen. The
fight is a triangular one and as Si Lucius
O'Trigger has it, a very pretty one as it
Hoic the Correspondents Were Sold.
[Washington Special Cincinnati Enquirer.
Ex-Governor Packard, of Louisiana, per
petrated a practical jo ke last night. I ap
pears that duri ng the day he was beset by a
number of newspaper correspondents, asking
as to the whereabouts of Madison Wells.
Late in the evening Packard registered
Wells' name at the Riggs House, and to all
inquirers volunteered the information that
he was at the rooms of Senator Kellogg.
The joke work ed in two ways: First, it an
noyed Kellogg until after twelve o'clock at
night, when he armed himself with a double
barreled shot-gun to ward off inquiring
correspondents second, it made "gawks"
of many of the telegraphic purveyors of
news, who sent off to their respective
journals the valuable information that the
hero of the returni ng board was in this city.
N sooner had the rum or of Wells' presence
been well afloat than over a dozen of his
former friends in this city were ready to
swear that they had seen "Old Mad'"
West Point Cadet.
The competitive examination for a candi
date for West Point from tho first Con
gressional district, to be held at Owatonna
on Tuesday, March 19th next, will be con
ducted by the following gentlemen: Rev.
George Tanner, of OwatonnaHon C.
Borry, of Winona Prof. Levi Wright, of
Lanesboro: James Cole, D., of Wino
na and Prof. Samuel Baker, of Owaton
na. The young man recommended by a ma
jority of the above committee will be recom
mended by me for the June examination at
West Point. The newspapers in the district
are respectfully invited to insert this notice.
WASHINGTON, C. Feb. 4,1878.
Has Billy Forgotten.
A the last republican State convention of
Minnesota, the following resolution was
"Resolved, That we favor the remonetization
I is hoped that Senator Windom has not
Lydia Thompson hasn 't left the stage
after all. She has re-nude her youth and
started out again.
Advice to Husbands.
If ou want your wife good natured on Mon
day, buy a scientific washer at 54 Wabashaw
street, opposite the post office. W want no
pay until they are tried.
C. W Rossiter has' tendered his resigna
tion as mast er mechanic of the Dakota divi
si on of the Northern Pacific, to take effect
the 1s to April. Moorhead Advocate.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY- GLOBE, SATURDAY MORNlM^ FEBRUARY 9^878.**'"-
HEEE IS ^REFORM.
WHICH A "GLOBE" CORRESPONDENT
'i jr* *&
Bills Prepared as a Substitute for the
Chamber of Commerce PlanA Lawyer
Tries His HandHe Retrenches to the
Extent of $42.000Details of the Pro-
grammeWhich WilJ' the People Adopt,
This or the Chamber's, or Neither??
the Editor of THE GLOBE.
Below will be found bills allowing salaries
to our public officers which I think equalizes
them for the labor and responsibilities per-
formed. Taking the business of the last
year, and the salaries paid, the allowances
herein will make a saving to th city and
county of about $42,000, which, with a new
bill for the board of control, which I leave
for others to draw, will enable the connty
and city to make a saving of $ 50,000. yet the
the officers are paid liberal salaries.
Take for instance the sheriff's office: the
sheriff is allowed to receive all tho fees which
will amount to over $G,000 aftor paying the
deputies out of this, leaves him $4,000, and
a good house to live in light, fuel and water,
which is worth to him $1,000.
Tho clerk of the couitthe fees allowed
himand leceives all, providing this
business is as good as last year, (which we
have no reason to doubt,) will yield him
S 1,500. O this sum he pays, first deputy,
$ 1,000 seco nd deputy, $900: and third dep-
uty, %600, which will leave him th sum of
The register of deeds' office last year was
worth $4,800. Sa that as much business is
done this year as last, (and a small increase
of business will run this office up consider-
ably,) the fees allowed him will yield $3,200
thus paying himse lf $2,000, and two clerks,
at $000 each.
The county attorney is allowed $1,800a
saving of $200.
The judge of probate for himself and
clerk, $2,100a saving of $1,100.
Tho abstract cleik, a saving of $500. I
the assessor's offico a saving of $1,G00 and
yet there is allowed a living for every officer,
considering the times.
The county commissioner, a saving of
$2,000 over last year.
The treasurer and auditor ought to be
satisfied. The treasuier has not asked an
Take the city officers: $500 saved on city
attorney, $700 on municip al judge, $600 on
his clerk, $10,000 on policemen, $700 on
comptroller, $1,200 on city clerk, and $600
or $800 on city engineer, and $1,000 on city
treasurer. th chamber of commerce
approving and adopting these bills, and the
Ramsey county delegation putting them
through^the Legislature, they will be doing a
good thing for the city and county, and at
the same time not doing the officers any in-
justice. This is the opinion of an attorney,
who is willing to pay fair salaries to officers.
A Ac to regulate the salary and fees of
certain officers in Ramsey county, and pre
scribing their duties.
it enacted by the Legislature of the State
SECTI ON 1. That the salary, fees and com
pensation of the officeis named in this act,
for the county of Ramsey, for all services
now, or hereafter to be lequhed by law, to
be by every one of them peiformed, shall be
as hereinafter specified, and no other or
greater compensation shall be allowed or
paid, either as additional compensation or
for deputies, clerk hire or otherwise.
SEC. 2 The salary per diem of the follow
ing officers of said county, shall be as fol
The auditor of Ramsey county shall re
ceive as'compensatio n, payable monthly, the
sum of four thousand dollars, this to be in
full of all clerk hire in said office.
The treasurer of Ramsey county shall re
ceive as compensation, thirty-fivo hundred
dollars per annum, payable monthly, this to
be in full of all clerk hire in said office.
The abstract clerk of said county to re
ceive the sum of three thousand dollars, in
full of all clerk hire in his office, all over that
sum to be paid over to the county, the ab
stract officer malting a sworn statement of
the receipts of his office to the county com
SEC. 3 The fees and compensation of
the register of deeds of said county shall
as follows: For entering, indexing and re
cording any deed or other instrument, six
cents for each folio, to be paid when the
same is left for record for every certificate,
fifteen cents for copies of any records or pa
pers, when required, six cen ts ror each folio
for recording any deed or other paper, in
any other than the English language, twelve
cents for each folio every entry of a dis
charge of mortgage in the margin of the
record, ten cents: filing every instrument and
making an entry thereof, when necessary,
six cent s: searching for every such paper, on
request, five cen ts for every paper examined
searchi ng the records, ten cents.
SEC. 4. The fees and compensation of the
clerk of the district court, shall be as fol
lows: For enteri ng a discontinuance, non
suit, or default, ten cents enteri ng every re
turn on writ or order, six cents for each
folio: for certified copies of orders, six cents
for each folio for every report upon an
assesssment of damages or matters referred
to him, six cents for each folio every cer
tificate, fifteen cents, but not to be allowed
for certifying any paper to be a copy, for the
copying of which he shall be paid
calling and swearing a jury, thirty cents:
swearing each witness on trial, six cents
swearing officers to take char ge of jury, six
cents entering any recognizance, thirty cents
entering any cause on calendar for court and
making copy thereof for the bar ten
cents receiving and enteri ng a verdict, fif
teen cents entering any cause or suit in reg
ister, fifteen cents certified co py of the min
utes of a'trial when requested,six cents per fo
lio entering any final judgment, twenty cen ts
and six cents for each folio exceedi ng three
cents for indexing case in register and judg
ment book, ten cents, for copy of judgment
to be attached to judgment roil, six cen ts for
each folio enteri ng satisfaction of a judg
ment, six cents for each judgment debtor for
a writ or subpoena when issued by the clerk
on request and sealing the same, twenty
cents copies and exemplification of record,
pleadings and returns to supreme court, six
cents for each folio, and when return is
printed, three cen ts for each folio for com
paring and certifying the same, searching
the records or files in his office if a copy is
not required, twenty-five cents for adminis
tering oaths not otherwise provid ed herein,
ten cents recording credentials of ordination
of ministers and giving certificates of the
same, seven ty five centsenterin an appeal
from justice court or municipal court, twen
rents entering surrender of bail, fifteen
cents: issuing a commission to take deposi
tion, fifty cents issuing a venire facias,
thirty cents certificate of juries or witnesses
in attendance at court, including the affidavit
and filing of the same, five, cents, to be paid
from the county treasury entering forfeiture
of recognizance, fifteen cents entering dis
char ge of bail, fifteen cents: for entering,
swearing and certified copy of declaration to
become a citizen of the United States, twen
ty-five cents for entering the final admission
of an alein to the rights of citizenship,
swearing witness es and certifying the same,
twenty-flve^cents: for making docket entries
of judgment, six cents for each judgment
debtor for filing and docketing transcript of
judgment from another county or municip al
court, twenty cent s, and ten cents for each
additional judgment debtor in addition to
the fees for entering the cases for docketing
and entering the return of and filing execu
tion, fifteen cents for certified copy or
transcript of judgment, thirty-five cents for
filing papers, five cents each for granti ng
license of marriage with the seal affixed
thereto, administeri ng the oath to the appli
cant therefor, recording the certificates of
marriage and filing the necessary papers, one
dollar taxing costs, twenty cents for re
cording commission of Notary Public and
certifying the same fifty cents,
For issuing subpoenea, drawing jury, swear
ing witnesses, swearing jury, copying indict
ments, taking recognizance, issuing orders to
show cause, bench warrants, or making and
enteri ng any order of court in any case in
which the State of Minnesota or he county
of Ramsey is a party, there shall be allow
ed the clerk payable out of the comity of
Ramsey the sum of one hundred dollars, per
annum, in full for all of said service.
For making return to Commissioner of
Statistics and entering in book the number
of births aid deaths for each year, th sum
of five cen ts for each name, payable out of
the county of Ramsey.
For copying, enteri ng and making certified
copy of judgments for delinquent taxes re
turned to clerk's office by the County Auditor
for judgment, the sum of five cen ts for each
and every discription to be paid by the coun
ty of Ramsey, the said five cents to be taxed
in the judgment to each lot as a disburse
ment paid out by th county of Ramsey
for entering the case of the county of Ram
sey against persons for personal taxes in
cluding the issuing order to show cause, en
try of judgment and calendar order of court
for judgme nt and one execution the sum, of
one dollar, payable out of the county of
Ramsey, the one dollar to be included
judgement as a discount.
For enteri ng and making certified copy of
city tax assessment cases and satisfying
judgments, the sum of five cents for each and
every description, payable out of th city
Entering and making order, taking affi
davits, making certificates of omission of
attorney and servi ng same, one dollar.
And no civil action, proceeding or appeal
shall enteied in tho clerk's office of the
district court until the plaintiff, relator or
appellant desiring such entry shall deposit
with the said clerk the sum of one dollar as
secunty forth clerk's fee in such action,
proceeding or appeal, and out of which the
said clerk shall satisfy the fees due from
suck, party as they accure, and whenever said
sum is exhausted, but not before, th said
clerk shall require as a conditi on of further
entries for said party an additional deposit
of one dollar to the purpose and application
aforesaid, and the same amount in the same
condition for the same purpose on applica
tion whenever such exhaustion occures, and
any balance remaining after the termination
of the action, proceeding or appeal fthall be
returned to the party depositing the .same or
to his attorney in th proceeding, this pro
vision shall not apply in cases wherein th
city of St Paul, or Ramsey county are inter
ested, or th State of Minnesot a.
SEC. 5. That there be allowed to the county
attorney for his compensation the sum of
eighteen hundred dollars per annum, pay
SEC. 6. That there be allowed the county
commissioners, in full for services in exam
ining loads and bridges, and committee
work in and on the board of abatement the
sum of $100 per annum, each, and in addition
those members, servi ng on the board of
equalization, with the aldermen serving, the
sum of fifteen dollars each.
SEC. 7. That there be allowed the Judge
of Probate in full for services the sum of
fifteen hundred dollars, and it is further made
the du ty of said judge to return under oath
and pay over to the county commissioner s, for
use of county, all fees for certified copies of
all papers made out and given under his seal.
That the sum of six hundred dollars be al
lowed for clerk hire in the office of probate
judge, payaple out of the county of Ramsy
SEC. 8. That there be allowed tho county
assessor the sum of two thousand dollars,
and the further sum of six hundred dollars
to appraise or assess the towns, being one
hundred dollars to each town, with the addi
tional allowenco of eight hundred dollars for
deputies in the city, payable out of the coun
SEC, J). The fees of the sheriffs of Ramsey
county shall be as follows:
For serving summons or any process is
sued by a court of law, sixty cents for first
defenda nt served and thirty cen ts for each ad
ditional. Tiavehng in making any service
upon any writ or summons, six cen ts per
mile for going and returning, to be com
puted from the place where the court is
Taking and approving a bond, forty cents.
A certified co py of such bond when requested,
six cents per folio. Copy of every summons
or other papers served by the sheriff, when
sveh copy is made by him, six cents per folio.
Collections or executions when collected
without levy, or when levied upon personal
pioperty, when the same is collected or set
tled after levy, at the rate of three per cent,
upon the first $250, and one per cent, upon
the excess of said sum.
Selling lands on execution or decree, and
executing certificates ordered, and for all
services required in making such sale, the
sum of three dollars. The fees herein al
lowed for the service of an execution and for
advertising them, shall be collected by virtue
of such execution in the same manner as
since therein directed to be levied, but when
there are several executions against the de
fenda nt at the time of advertising his prop
el ty, in the hands of the same sheriff, there
shall be but one advertisement fee charged
on the whole, and the sheriff shall elect on
wnich execution he will receive the sam e.
Adveitising sale, seventy-five cents, and the
reasonable fees paid to any printer by such
sheriff for publishing an advertisement of
Posting three notices of such sale, one
Every certificate on the sale of leal estate,
one dollar, which together with the register's
fees for recording the same, shall be collected
as other fees on execution, but no sheriff
shall charge for more than one certtficate
issued upon the same sale to the same pur
chaser unless he requires it, in which case he
shall pay to the said sheriff fifty cen ts for
each additional certificate.
Serving a writ of restitution or possession
and putting any person entitled into the
possession of premises and removing the oc
Summoning a jury upon a writ of inquiry,
attending such jury and making and return
ing the inquisition, one dollar.
Summoning a special jury struck pursu
ant to an order of the court, and returning
tho panel, twenty-five cen ts for each juror
and six cen ts a mile.
Bringing up a person on habeas corpus
to testifying or answer in any court, or with
the cause of his arrest or detention, or for
the purpose of having him surrendered in
exoneration of his bail, or attempting to re
ceive a prisoner so surrendered who was not
committed at the time, and receiving such
prisoner into his custody, or for committing
a prisoner to jail, or for bringing a prisoner
before any court for examination in either
casefifty cents, and for traveling the same
mileage as upon service of courts, and
$1.50 per day for attending court with such
Summoning grand or petit jurrors, fifteen
cents for each juror and six cents mileage.
Boarding prisoners, two dollars per week.
Serving subpeenea, twenty-five cen ts for
each witness summoned and mileage as in
service of a summons, but where two or
more witnesses live in the same direction,
mileage shall be charged only for the furth
Selling lands on foreclosure of mortgage
by advertisment and executi ng certificate
and deed to purchaser, and for all services
required on such sale, two dollars.
Postponing sale, fifty cen ts to be paid by
the party requesting the same.
Making and drafting an inventory of
property levied upon, replevied or attached,
six cents for each folio and five ceu ts a
folio for each copy of such inventory.
For dilligent search and inquiry, and re
turning summons when parties cannot be
found, fifty cen ts without regard to num
bers of defendants, and entering execution
when no property can be foun d, fifty cents.
Receivi ng and paying over the money
paid on redemption of property and executing
certificate therefor, one per cent of the amount
so received and paid, to be collected from
the person redeeming such property, but not
to exce ed in any case twenty dollars.
For all the necessary expense which
may be incurred to secure and safely keep all
property taken by the sheriff, by virtue of a
warrant of attachment, execution, or writ of
replevin, such sum as may be allowed by the
court. The county commissioners of the
county shall allow the sheriff the sum of six
hundred dollars per annum as compensation
for furnishing one night watchman, one
turnkey, one watchman, and one janitor or
fireman, total tho sum of twenty-four hun
The sheriff shall furnish the curt th
following bailiffs, viz: Three during the sit
ting of the grand jury, two during the trial
of jury cases, and one duri ng the hearing
court cases, each to receive $1.50 per day,
payable out of the county treasury. I con
sideration of the sheriff serving all subpee
nas, bench warrants, orders to show cause,
summoning talesm en jurors, bringing pris
oners in to court, and returning them to th
jail, in all cases of a criminal nature, the
county commissioners are hereby directed to
allow the sheriff the sum of one hundred
dollars per annum, in full, of all services
rendered the county in criminal business,
and the court is requested not to make an
allowance, and the county commissioners are
forbidden to make any allowance therfore
above this sum.
That chapter 185 Special Laws of 1S77, ap
proved March 6th, 1877. entitled, "An act to
amend an act relating to the fees of certain
officers in Hennepin and Ramsey counties,"
be, and the same is hereby repealed.
The food furnished persons shall be of
good, substantial quantity, and of th variety
needed for health, anu as shall bo regulated
by the county commissioners.
SEC. 10 That there shall be paid the city
clerk of the city of St Paul, for procumig
and making a list of births and deaths for
the use of the county of Ramsey, the sum of
ten cen ts for each name so reported, payable
by th comity of Ramsey.
SEC. 11 AU acts and parts of acts incon
sistent with this act. be and the same is
SEC. 12 This act shall take effect and be
in force from and after it passage.
A act to regulate the salary and fees of cer
tain officers in the city of St Paul, Ram
sey county, and prescribing their duties.
it enacted by the Legislature of th
State of Minnesota
SEC. 1. That the salary, fees and compen
sation of the officers named in this act, for
the city of St Paul, for all services now, or
hereafter to be lequir ed by law to be by
every one of them performed shall be as here
inafter specified, and no other or greater
compensation shall be allowed or paid either
as additional compensation or for deputies,
clerk hire or otherwise.
SEC. 2 There shall be allowed the city
attorney full for compensation the sum of
two thousand dollars the judge of Munci
pal court, the sum of eighteen hundred dol
lars the clerk of Muneip al court the
sum of nine hundred dollars the city
treasurer th sum of fifteen hundred dollars
Clerk to city treasurer the sum of one
thousand dollars clerk of board of public
works, the sum of twelve hundred dollars.
The city comptroller th sum of eighteen
hundred dollars assistant muncipal
judges, five dollars per day for the time serv
ed city clerk the sum of eighteen hundred
dollars all perquisites above this sum to be
paid over to the city city or county physi
cian, the sum of nine hundred dollars city
or county physican to employ a man in each
ward by the day at an expen se not exceeding
$300 per year, in place of health inspector.
Two street inspectors, each. ..$ 600 per annum
Market master, all perquisites
paid into treasury 500
Chief of police 1,500
Captain of police 1,200
Special detective 1,000
22 policemen at #0 0 per
month, (each) 720
City engmcei all perquisites
paid into treasury
First assistant engineer.
Third Salary for 2 assistants, each
2,000 1,200 1,200
800 800 800 800 600
600 600 600
540 540 540 540
Chief hre engineer
Engineer steamer No. 1 2 3
1 2. 3. 4..
2 3 4
City jailor 840
That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent
with this act be and the same is hereby re
SEC. 3 This act shall take effect and be
in force from and after its passage.
A Big Circus Libel Suit.
A Cincinnati special of the 6th gives the
following additional particulars of a suit
which has been briefly mentioned by tele
graph: A suit has been on trial here for the
last ten days, in the court of common pleas,
which George W Dehaven, Andr ew
Haight and E Miles, partners and
proprietors of a hippodrome and racing as
sociation, which started out in 1875, and in
June of that year went to pieces, sue
Barnum, W C. Coup, Frank Hurd, Dan
Castello and James Burnell for libel, asking
damages in the sum of $50,000. Service
was obtained only on Coup, Castello, and
Burnell, and the court, upon some technical
grounds, dismissed all but Coup. The testi
mony was clear against him that he caused a
libelous publication to be made against the
plaintiff's show, and used every possible
means to break it up. The fact of damages
seemed to be well established, and to-day the
jury astonished everybody by rendering a
veidict against Coup for $40,000. Miles
says he is sorry he didn't ask for $100,000.
feels sure the jury would have given him
$75,000. I is thought the judge will direct a
reduction of the amount as an alternative to
a second trial.
MoSt terrible are the stories told by sur
vivors of the Metropolis of the treatment of
the dead and the living at the hands of whi te
and black people on the North Carolina
coast. Men struggled bravely to the shore,
to be met by ban ds of thieves, who took from
them watches, money, and trinkets. Corpses
were seized as soon as they were thrown up
on the sands, and stripped of clothing.
Surgeon Greene says be saw pocke ts cut out
by these men: saw them making way with
baggage and everything that washed ashore.
The same complaints were made after the
Huron was lost, ft is somebody's duty to
lo ok after these offenders.
A Lady Came Smiling
to the breakfast table the other morning with
the remark: 'The washing is done." Sh had
bought a washing machine at 54 Wabashaw
street, opposite th post office.
It was a good thing the House did when it
bounced the lobby.
The total expenditures of the city govern
ment of Chicago for last year is $10,911,098.28.
Not all the men who united to steal the Presi
dency for Mr. Hayes are in the-New Orleans
jail, though they ought to be.
Tnrkej has had enough of fighting, but she
must wait for the other powers to decide
whether she maj- own up whipped.
There is very fittle prospect for a Congress
ional library building in Washington. Th
library is too valuable to remain in its present
The Davenport A. Northwestern directors are
said to have concluded to let the question of
extending their road to Cresco lie over till
times are better.
The trial of Frank Rande began at Gales
burg, 111., on the 5th inst. The popular feel
ing against the desperado is as bitter now as
when he was first arrested.
The extraordinary mild weather of February
is, beneficial to the lake fshermen. Thev have
already begun their spring fashing, and are
meeting with great success.
The market price of a pauper's body in Chi
cago is $25. An old-time medical student say a
that was about the price before the war, at
medical colleges all over the country.
Col. I. E. Messcrvc, formerly of a Crosse,
and well known in .Wisconsin, comes to the
front in his Michigan home as plaintiff in a
hbel suit against the publishers of the AK*(/m
Notice has been Kent to the Vatican that tho
new Scotch bishops will be prosecuted under
the mil law, if they attempt to assume their
titles oi exeicisc ecclesiastical functions in
The trouble at Montreal is because the pro
vincial government will not bring the North
Shore railroad to Montreal, after the city had
voted il,O00,00 and expended i250,000 in aid
of the road.
Out of respect to Hnthci ford's feelings, (the
New York Sun remarks.) tiny usually omit
"when I can rend title clear," when the
family at the White Ilou'-e -m hymns togeth
ei on Saturday evenings.
Now that the C^ar 1 is liberated the Chris
tians of Tiukey from MusBflmnn persecution,
let the Jews of the Christian provinces look
out. There aie no I'mks left to protect them
from Christian perse ution.
An interesting will contest is pionusul
the natural heirs of Mrs. Mcrritt of Now \oik
who died at Home, leaving a will donating htr
third of a nullum to Cardinal McCloskty and
Catholic charities of New lork City.
One of the investigators at a spiritual seance
in Haverhill, Miss., having stationed himself
with a revolver in readiness, to shoot at the ma
terialized spirits, none appeared. The condi
tions were nnfavoiable, the medium said.
Eleven months ago the fourteenth Duke of
Thorndale sold for 17,900. At an ancti... Bale
at Pan s, Ky., January 25th last, the same am
mal sold for *2,335. There isn't miuh ^thc
fancy left in the selling value of fane} stock.
The New Yorkers who were to make out lists
of Western business men who favor silver re
monetization, for their futuie punishment,
haven't vet had time to finish up then list of
the New York friends of the dollar of the
The Mississippi Legislature icfiistd to cm
sure Senator Lamar for his vote against the
Matthews silver resolution, but it gave a unan
imous vote of approval to Senator Bxnee, La
mar's colored colleague, for his vote in favor of
The Atlanta i'nnttitntutu savs, truh The
country is not at all interested in knowing 31..
Burke's private opinion of that representative
New Englander, Mr. W. E. Chandlei. 'I lie
question is, will Mr. Burke give to the public
the Wormlev's Hotel memorandum?
Ten tons of wire a day are being run ovei
the New York and Brooklyn suspension bridge.
Nineteen hundred tons of wire have thus far
been strung in place. The cables will \e rend}
for the superstructure by August next, and in
1880 the bridge will be completed.
Officers of (Jen. Ciook's staff are anticipat
ing an lmlian campaign this vcar which will
dwarf that of 1876 into insignificant propor
tions. Thej rely upon Sitting Bull taking the
field with about seven thousand warriors, cither
with him or co-operating with him.
Mr. Bunnell, of Minnesota, is the llepubhean
member of the sub-committee of the House
committee on expenditures in the State de
partment which is to examine into the con
tingent expenses of the department. Hi Dem
ocratic associates are Messis. Springer and
Prof. Newcomb savs. "So small is the earth,
compared with the celestial spares, that if one
should shut his eves and fire at random in the
air, the chance of bringing down a bird would
be better than that of a comet of an kind
striking the earth." Who's afraid of being hit
by a comet?
New York men, those who could alToid it,
have been in the habit of escaping from serving
on juries, by paving an established fine of *50
for refusal to serve. The judge arc now noti
fied that the practice has been abrogated, and
that those who arc called as jurois must be
made to servo.
The House committc on immigration and la
bor have unanimously agreed to re commend
legislation to limit or put a stop to Chinese im
migration. They start out that, continuing the
ratio of the last twenty jears, in 1890 the
Chinese in California will exceed the native and
naturalized voting population.
The national bug investigators, officially
known as the United States entomological com
mission, have recounted to the House commit
tee on appropriations their adventures among
the grasshoppers last year and have made to the
committe a modest request for 325,000 to en
able them to investigate the army worm this
The Republicans in Washington, last Sunday,
who a ear ago went to New Orleans to encour
age Wells, Anderson and Cassanave, had a
private consultation on the question of doing
something in behalf of those petty rogues.
What they concluded to do they did not reveal,
but it is presumable they will, none of them,
personally venture withm reach of the New Or
The best half of the town of .Terse) ville, 111.,
is claimed by Mrs. Nancy Buiritt, divorced
widow of the former owner of the land who
chums that her signature to the conveyance
was forged, and that the alleged personal on
sent was not given by her, but by some woman
personating her. The property is estimated to
be now worth ?500.000. It was sold by Bumtt
in 1839 for $400.
E. T. Munnell, alias Egglesht, alias Harry
Schroeker, who four years ago, while ostensibly
engaged in grain and commission business at
Grand Rapids, Mich., robbed three banks there
of large amounts through forged checks and
who has since been convicted of forgery in
Iowa and pardoned, has been arrested and
brought to Grand Rapids for trial. was
found in New York city, where he fled after
lately lctimiiSing a bank in Elnura.
The Mississippi patent for collecting taxes
up*n drinks provides for books of coupons
being issued to all liquor dealers. The con
sumer receives a coupon on each drink or pur
chase, according to the amount, which coupons
are receivable for State taxes. The saloon men
pays the State at the rate of two and one-balf
cents a coupon, for each ten cent drink he sells,
and the drinker IB allowed by the State for the
coupon one cent. Th saloons are crowded
with men working out their taxes.