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ST. PAUL, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1878.
,1A UNJ'AJK STATEMENT.
One of the speakers at the Chamber ot
Commerce retrenchment meeting accused the
County Auditor of receiving lees for ser
vices, and charging for work to which he was
not entitled bv law. It is due the Auditor to
say that such a statement is entirely incor
tect. He is a member of the Board of
Equalization, and receives the same pay as
other members, viz: three do lars per day.
This is the sum to which he is entitled
by law. The repoit of the County
Commissioners is to bo made by the Board
itself, and if they employ the Auditor he is
entitled to compensation the same as any
outsider would be. This is no new thing,
and the opinion of the District Attorney
was long since given sustaining the charge.
Another point that was found fault with was
his charge for sending notices to delin
quents. That was done by order of the
Board in oider to notify peopie that they
need not lose their property. It
involved the employment of an extra
clerk for months, and was a matter which
was not properly attached to the duties of
his office. It was done under the following
resolution offered by Gen. Johnson in Octo
Uetolved, That the count} auditor be in
structed to publish hand-bill foim, and post
at loast 200 copies at diftcrent public places
tlnoughoutthodttty and county, a list etc., set
ting forth the riames of such persons who will
loose their piopeity for delinquent taxes un
lfsb redeemed on or be for December Kith, 17th
and 18th, 187G.
The fifteen cents per description charged
delinquents, does not go to the Auditor, but
to the county. This meets every charge
made, and shows that in every instance he
only receives what the law allown.
And now we would like to know why
there was a double cut made on the Auditor
and Treasurer and no other official? The
County Auditor was receiving %7,000 two
years ago and it was cut down to $.!,00 by
the retrenchment committee at that time.
Out of this he must pay all his cleik hire
and lunning expenses. The retrenchment
committee was satisfied with S",00 but the
Legislatuie cut it down to $1,000 after the
first of last January. Now, because it is
proposed not to have the second reduction
of $1,000, a hue and cry is raised that sal
aries are being advanced and the unfair
attack we have noticed made.
TAX) \IIT, SI CCESSOR OF ST. PETER
AN It PJVS JX,
Cardinal Pecci, of Italy, has been chosen
Ppe, Expectant millions had not long to
wait the vote of tho Conclave. "Within a few
hours, the Chief Bishop of the Catholic
church is known throughout the earth. Car
dinal Fecci was the most prominent, and
even in America his election was regarded as
almost certain. It may be said, that he had
but one competitor, if the word be admissi
ble, and he was Cardinal Bilio.
It is a momentous event solmuly signifi
cant in meaning, to the Christian world. Re
garded in relation to the multiplied sects and
denominations bearing the name of Christ,
it is one of tho mysteries of tho earth. Eigh
teen hundred years after the crucifixion of
Christ, and almost nineteen since the Apostles
and fhst Bishops ended their mission on
earth, in Rome, the eternal city, the western
seat of the empire, of learning, of science, of
the arts, the capital of the Augustan era of
history, quietly, softly, as the morning star
ushers day, the standard bearer of the Cross
is Pope of Rome.
Cardinal Pecci becomes Pope under a
grand historic namea name memorable in
the annals of his church, and ranking with
Gregory and Iuuocent. The responsibilities
of his position are greater than those of
emperor, or king, or piesident, or all com
bined. Moro than three bundled and fifty
millions of people call him father, and ac
knowledge him supreme pontiff of their
His pontificate in these latter times will
challenge comparison, as history shall record
the remaining pages of human history, with
tho illustrious names who have gone before,
He bears the name of Leo, who gave peace
to Europe for more than three centuries
Ho succeeds Gregory and Innocent, whoso
powerful minds swayed the destinies of the
world. He succeeded Pius the Ninth, who
blended in one harmonious character in his
church the enduring love of St. John with
the exalted mission of St. Peter.
W. B. MITCHBM., of the St. Cloud Journul
Prcas, has been appointed receiver of the
land office at St. Cloud, and W. H. Green
leaf, receiver of the land office at Benson.
Now we begin to understand why Mitchell
has been such an enthusiastic Hayes men, and
why his feelings are hurt when THE GLOBE
says that Hayes was not elected, but was
put in office by men who are now on the
road to tho penitentiary.
Senator Henry made quite a brilliant
strategic move yesterday in the county seat
contest in Scott. He put the bill through
the Senate under suspension of the rules
which has engrossed so much time in the
House. The House was astonished to see
their bantling so suddenly sent home, and
Senator Henry was especially happy over
HE Pioneer Press is anxious to suspend
its Monday morning's issue, and it has ac
cordingly employed some parties to circulate
a petition requesting it to do so. It is some
thing of a novelty to get up a petition asking
yourself to become decent.
CUT down the City Engineer and stop the
sewerage business until people can pay their
BUSINESS BECOMING IMPORTANT.
Invest'gating the Insane HospitalDodg
ing Payment of Coal and TarThe Page
Impeachment in the HouseReport and
Resolutions Made Special Order for
FridayA Host of New Bills.
At last tho Senate has been forced into the
investigating business, and it is generally
surmised that if the mine opened for it is
worked, it will prove a richer bonanza than
either of the four upon which the House has
been or is engaged. For details and points
in the spicy debate which led to ordering the
investigarion see report.
A good day's work was put in yesterday,
included in which was the recommending for
passage of three important measures, viz.:
Senator Waite's common carrier bill, restor
ing the common law principle to the control
of these corporations, with the addition of
a section which in effect makes them insurers
of articles received for shipment*, the com
pany receiving becoming responsible to the
shipper for damage or loss, whether such
damage or loss occurred upon its own or
connecting lines the proposed constitutional
amendment allowing women to vote upon
the license question, and the bill creating the
office i-i public examiner, the latter being
amended to apply to State as well as county
officials and books.
One bill was not recommended to pass.
It will be recollected that Gov. Pillsbury con
stituted himself an agent during the time of
the grasshopper visitation last season for the
purchase of coal tar and sheet iron for coun
ties desiring. By the arrangement these ar
ticles were purchased and delivered at much
less cost and much more promptly than
could have been done had each county acted
independently. Still many counties did
make their own purchases, parties uniting in
furnishing the funds when not in the county
treasury. Many counties did, however, avail
themselves of the Governor's aid, the total
of his expenditures in this direction being,
we believe, about -$40,000. The arrange
ment was to be so satisfactory that it was
supposed all the counties would promptly
recompense the Governor. Some did, but
many did not, and now they come in with a
bill that the amounts so loaned the Governor
shall bo returned by a general tax, and to
make the proposition plausible it is proposed
to repay the counties who have paid the
Governor. There is not, however, any prop
osition to pay the counties buying those
things direct, or the private citizens who
contributed of their means to aid the grass
hopper sufferers. If the bill is to pass these
should get it amended to include their ex
penditures. One is legitimate as the other.
The following is the
Sr. PAUL, Feb. 20, 1878.Senator Clement
presented the petition of three hundred and
tbitty-four ladies of Northfield, praying the
passage of the bill amending the charter to sub
mit the question of license to a vote oi the
The communications given elsewhere rela
tive to the mismanagement of the insane asy
lum, were read and commented on and an in
By Senator WaiteTo establish a sinking
fund for the city of Mankato. Also to amend
the chiliter of Mankato.
By Senator HerseyTo amend the general
statutes relating to logs and lumber.
By Senator WaldronTo drain a lake in
By Senator SwanstromTo transfer the lands
granted the Dnluth & Iron Range railroad com
pany to the Duluth & Winnipeg railroad com
Ry Scnatoi PillsburyTo attach the county
of Aitkin to Crow Wing.
By Scnatoi DrewTo amend the special lawb
relating to the Winona Southern railroad.
By Senator MorhouseRelating to the For
est Hill cemetery association of Owatonna.
By Senator HallTo legalize Ihe acts of the
commissioners of Yellow Medicine coi '-i.
By Senator BaileyFor the draiu.n,e of
swamp lands in Steele and Waseca counties.
By Senator MortonRelating to the equali
zation of taxes in Ramsey count}.
By Senator HenryFor the removal of the
county seat of Scott county from Shakopee
to Joidan. Rules suspended and bill passed.
By Senator DoranChanging name. Rules
suspended and bill passed.
1 he bill of Senator Waite, relating to com
mon carriers, was taken up in committee of the
whole an the special order. The bill in
effect pioposes to re-establish the com
mon law application to such corpora
tions makes carriers responsible for all
losses except by visitation of God or the public
enemy prohibits special contracts and holds
the carrier responsible to the shipper for all
consignments to the point of delivery, whether
lost upon his own or connecting line.
The bill was earnestly supported by Senators
Waite and Nelson, and opposed by Senator C.
D. Gillillan. Senator Pillsbury, while not
speaking to the merits of the measure, saw no
demand for the bill, and believed its passage
would necessarily lesult in higher rates of
freight. Finally, after debate, the bill was
recommended to pass. The report of the com
mittee being submitted, Senator C. D. Gilnllan
moved to lay the report on the table, which
motion was lost, yeas 17, nays 21, as follows:
YeasArmstrong, Bailey, Clement, Edwards,
Gilfillan, C. D., Gilnllan, John B., Hall, Her
sey, Houlton, Langdon, McNelly, Morton, Page,
Pillsbury, Rice, Smith, Wheat17.
NaysAhrens, Clough, Deuel, Donnelly,
Doran, Drew, Finseth, Henry, Lienau, McDon
ald, McClnre, Mealey, Moiehouse, Morrison,
Nelson, Remore, Shaleen, Swanstrom, Waite,
SENATE BILL TASSED.
To allow the school district of Waterville,
LeSueur county to issue bonds.
Recess to 3 o'clock.
SENATE BILLS PASSED.
Amending charter of the city of Winona.
Restraining cattle from running at large in
Big Stone county.
Relating to the times of holding terms of
the district court of Douglas and Mille Lacs
Amending the general laws relating to
weights and measures.
Amending the act incorporating the village of
Relating to pleading of ordinances in cities
Authorizing the conveyance of lots in Plain
Fixing the time for holding terms of district
court in Swift county.
Amending the general laws relating to streets
and alleys in incorporated towns and villages.
Providing for the construction of fish ways.
Regulating the running at large of domestic
animals in Chisago county.
Repealing the act of 1876 relating to ap
Relating to the town site of Monticello,
To legalize certain roads in Otter Tail coun
HOUSE BILLS PASSED.
Allowing the village oi Waseca, Waseca
county, to issue bonds.
To incorporate the village of Cordova, Le
Relating to the time of holding terms of
the district court in Todd county.
Detaching the county of Lac qui Parle from
Chippewa county for judicial purposes.
To incorporate the village of Dassel, Meeker
Excepting the county*of Goodhue from the*
opera* ions of the herd law.
Fixing the time for the general term of the
district court in Lyon county.
Authorizing Rice county to convey certain
Authorizing Lyon county to issue bonds.
BEFOBM SCHOOL INDEBTEDNESS.
The committee to whom was referred the
resolution of Senator Henry asking for a state
ment of the indebtedness of tbe several coun
ties to the Reform school, made report as fol
lows: Blue Earth 238 86
Murray 69 42
Waseca 92 57
Sibley 140 40
St. Louis 140 40
Scott 140 40
Houston 270 00
Chippewa 140 40
Faribault 126 51
Wabashaw 512 57
Wright 48 58
Washington 517 24
Winona 520 66
Rice 458 60
Ramsey 4.285 61
Olmsted 251 48
Nicollet 140 40
Mower 129 60
Meeker 140 40
Le Sueur 421 20
Hennepin 3,807 73
Goodhue 482 91
Fillmore 519 90
Dakota 669 98
Soldiers' Orphans 502 20
Incorporating the village of Mapleton, Blpe I duct in office, and for crimes and nusdemean-
4 ''!J-K Mx?''*"'^
Total 14,767 52
COAL TAB AND SHEET IBON.
The bill to reimburse the several counties
for sums paid to the Governor for coal tar and
sheet iron, so as to place these counties on the
same footing as counties failing to repay the
Governor, was reported back from the com
mittee with a recommendation for indefinite
postponement. After discussion, upon motion
of Senator Armstrong, the bill and report were
laid upon the table.
By Senator Nelson, from the judiciary com-
mitteeAmending the general statutes to con
form to the constitutional amendments pro
viding for biennial legislative sessions.
By Senator NelsonChanging name.
By Senator LangdonTo amend the act in
corporating the Minnesota & Western railroad
company. Also, to amend the act allowing the
Minneapolis & St. Louis railway company to
construct branch bines.
INSANE ASYLUM INVESTIGATION.
The president announced as the special com
mittee to investigate the management of the
insane, under the resolution of Senator Edger
ton: Senators Doran, Rice, Edgerfcon, Morton
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.
The Senate at half past 5 o'clock went into
committee of the whole, with nineteen bills on
general orders, including the proposition for a
constitutional amendment allowing women to
vote upon the question of license, which was
recommended to pass after voting dowrn
tion to indefinitely postpone.
The bill creating the office ot public examiner,
to examine the books and accounts of public offi
cials and banking institutions, was taken up
section by section, amendments made, and the
bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.
The committee then rose, and the Senate ad
The leading feature of yesterday's pro
ceedings was the presentation of the judiciary
committee's report upon the Page investiga
tion. The session had been of some half an
hour's durationthe interval having been
occupied in the reading of petitions and
other communications and in the transaction
of routine business generally, when Mr.
Campbell sent up the report and the chief
clerk commenced the reading. This occu
pied some time and was listened to with
breathless interest by tho crowded lobby,
which had assembled under the continued
attraction of this report and the special order,
the text-book bill, as well as by the House.
At the conclusion of the reading, Mr.
Campbell sent up the resolution of im
peachment and asked to have it made the
special order for Friday next at 11 o'clock.
This was almost immediately followed by
Mr. Fnrdie's resolution, who shortly there
after supported the adoption thereof in an
able and earnest speech tho main points of
which are given below. Mr. Purdie is a firm
friend of Judge Page and will no doubt as
sume the leadership of the Judge's friends
in the House in the contest on the impeach
ment which is to be inaugurated next Fri
day. Messrs. Hicks and Campbell followed
in very effective remarks, showing that the
attempt to cany out the idea of Mr. Pur
die's resolution was practically t defeat the
impeachment from the mere want of
the necessary time therefor. Mr.
Ladd, another firm friend of the
Judge's and the member of the judiciary
committee who stood out so long and so
earnestly for him, also attempted to qualify
the force of the remarks of his associates on
the committee, by showing that they had
over-calculated the bulk of the testimony as
well as the time requisite for the writing out
of tbe stenographic notes. But the feeling of
the House was perceptibly against the print
ing of the bulk of the evidence, and the mo
tion of Mr. Purdie was accordingly voted
During the reading of the impeachment
report by the chief clerk, and when that of
ficer had perhaps gotten about half through,
the secretary of the Senate enteied the hall,
and on being recognized by the Speaker,
read a communication from the Senate in
forming the House that the Senate had
passed a bill for the removal of the county
seat of Scott oonnty from Shakopee to Jor
dan. This interesting bit of information
elicited shouts of laughter and clapping of
hands, which for a time destroyed the equa
nimity of the entire body. The general sen
thnent seemed to be that, for once dnring the
brilliant contest for the court house, the
Shakopee warror had been out-generaled, or,
in homely phase, "caught napping."
At the afternoon session an immense lob
by,gathered to listen to the text-book squab
which had been made the special order
2:3 o'clock. The'crowd, were for doome0 to disappointment, ahowever, the special
order was postponed to this afternoon, after
which the House entered again upon the
consideration of the Morse savings bank bill.
In the attack upon the measure which had
been commenced on Tuesday afternoon,
Col. Colvill led the assaulting column, and
with such persistence, boldness and adroitness
that he finaUy succeeded in breaki ng the op
posing line and tacking on an amendment
exempting Goodhue and Winona counties
from the operation of the bill. After this,
Mr. Morse, who had introduced the bill and
had so ably championed it through its long
struggle for existence, lost all further inter
est therein and the other members from
Hennepin taking their cues from Mr. Morse,
the bill was soon thereafter indefinitely post
In the evening, in committee of the whole,
the bill of Senator Finseth for the preserva
tion of game was indefinitely postponed.
The remainder of the session was spent in
the discussion of Mr. Hick's proposed
amendment to the constitution prohibiting
special legislation, which was finally recom
mended to pass after the adoption of an
amendment by Mr. Morse, striking out the
16th and 17th lines of the bill.
ST. PAUL, Feb. 20.After the presentation of
a number of petitions and the other business
under the order of reports from committees,
the chief clerk read the report of the judiciary
committee upon the Page impeachment case,
which is printed in full elsewhere.
Mr. Campbell then offered the following res
olution, with the understanding, which was
agreed to, that the same be made the special
order for Friday next at 11 o'clock and be also
Hetolved, That the Honorable Sherman Page,
judge of the tenth judicial district of tbe State
of Minnesota, be impeached for corrupt con-
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBC THUKSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1878.
PRINTING THE TESTIMONY.
Mr. Purdie offered the following:
Resolved, That aU the evidence taken by the
judiciary committee of this House in the in
vestigation of the charges against Judge Page,
be ordered printed, and that no disposition of
the report of said committee, now before the
House, shall be taken until all such evidence
be printed and laid upon the desks _of mem
bers and time given to carefully read the
"Mr. Purdie said: The resolution I have pre
sented embodies the sentiment of the House
on this subject at the time the petition pray
ing for the impeachment of Judge Page was
presented and referred to the judiciary com
mittee. There was no opposition to the refer
ence petitions loaded with signers were sent
up here from the tenth judicial district, pre
sented by myself, asking that Judge Page, be
also heard before the committee, and that he
be accorded a full, free and impartial hearing
that he be heard by counsel, and be allowed to
introduce witnesses in his own defense.
The grand jury side-of the question was
considered at the time, and it was
agreed that a preliminary examination
should be gone through, in order to so far de
velop the case as to enable members to vote
understanding^ on the adoption or lejection
of the report of the committee.
Soon after the reference the chairman of the
committee introducida res nution asking
an additional clerk, and the House granted him
power to employ a short-hand reporter at a per
diem not to exceed ten dollars per day, and
this was done for the express purpose of having
the evidence taken in full and have it printed
and a copy given to each member so that every
one would understand the case and be enabled
to decide in acrordance with the evi
dence. Now the chairman of the com
mittee comes in writh the argument that
the report of all the evidence would make a
large volume, and it would take too long to
have it transcribed,and printed,and it would cost
the State a large amount of money! This is a
specious argument! Talk of money when the
character and reputation of a high judicial
officer is at stake! Didn't the men from Aus
tin, Mower county, know when they trumped
up these charges against Judge Page, and en
gineered themselves, that such proceedings
would cost the State thousands of dollars?
And is it not they alone who have put up the
job on him and brought this expense on the
State? Did they not know, that the history of
impeachment cases from Warren Hastings
down to the present time, showed that it was
easier to trump up charges than to prove
them? and that not one in a dozen
has been a success. We are not
bound by any report, or rather the opinion, of
any committee of this House, as is often evi
denced in the case of bills, when we frequently
set their reports and opinions aside, and act on
our own judgment. In this case the evidence is
the report ot the committee and that is precise
ly what they were required to report to this body.
The lowest criminal is entitled to a fair hear
ing, and is never condemned till he has been
heard in his own defense. The jury is protec
ted from outside influence and interference,
and even forbidden to converse among them
selves on the case, while we, in this most im
portant case, aie forbidden to post ourselves in
relation to the subject matter in controversy,
while a lobby from Mower county have been in
dustriously log rolling among the mem
bers of this House, trying to
create a prejudice against the Judge
of the tenth judicial district
of the State of Minnesota. I
I move the adoption of the resolution give us
the evidence in print, as we are entitled to, then
we can make up our minds on this matter,
fairly, and impartially, and cast our votes on
the adoption of the report with a full and com
plete understanding of the subject matter em
Mr. Hicks objected to the printing of such a
mass of testimony, much of which was wholly
irrelevant, and upon which the conclusion of
the committee was wholly in favor of Judge
Page. There was at least no necessity for
punting that portion of the evidence. He
then went on to speak of the bulk of the testi
mony, and of the length of time it would con
sume in having it written out and printed.
Mr. Campbell sent up the stenogiaphic notes
of the reporter containing the testimony taken
befoie the committee. He said, on many of
the points, the committee found no inculpating
evidence whatever, against Judge Page, and
there was no reason why the House should de
siie to put the State to the expense of printing
such a mass of irrelevant testimony. Upon
the material points upon which the committee
have expressed opinions, the clerk could read
the testimony before the House, and thus the
same purpose would be answered, as if the evi
dence were printed.
Mr.*Ladd said substantially that the mass of
testimony would be much less than stated by
the gentleman (Mr. Campbell) if written out in
Mr. Campbell said the stenographer had in
formed him that by leading ten houis a day,
the entire mass of testimony could be read in
five days, and that with all the aid he could
get, it would take ten days to write out the
Mi. Puidie insisted upon the adoption of his
resolution. He wanted to condemn no man
until he heard the evidence.
Mr. Hicks gave notice of debate upon Mr.
Purdie's resolution, when Mr. Purdie moved to
suspend the rules, but subsequently the notice
of debate was withdrawn.
Mr. Mead said the duties of the committee
had been those of a grand jnry, and that they
had allowed Judge Page greater privivieges
than had ever been granted in similar cases.
The law of England and this
country was all against the
precedent established by the committee. Their
business was simply to inquhe whether Judge
Page's official conduct should be investigated
or not. The conclusion of the committee in
favor of investigation had been laid before the
House, and he thought that was sufficient for
all the purposes of the c%se.
Mr. West said Purdie was mistaken, and then
gave a history of the effort which had been
made in the House to secure the printing of the
testimony. He hoped the House would not
now go into such a needless expense.
Mr. Campbell thought auy member could get
all the information he desired by hearing the
stenographer read any portion of his notes de
sired. This was the best way to manage the
motion was then put and declar
ed lost, without division.
The special order, Mr. Morse's biU relating to
the organization of savings banks, was then
taken up and occupied the attention of the
House up to nearly 1 o'clock, when a recess
was taken to 2:30 o'clock.
The text book bill being the special order of
the day, was postponed till 2:30 to-morrow
On motion of Mr. Robinson the rules were
suspended, and the Senate bill relating to
school district in St. Charles, Winonoa ounty,
was taken up and passed.
Consideration was then resumed of the savings
bank bill, when Col. Colville moved the adop
tion of the amendment which he had offered in
the morning, which was lost. Various amend
ments were offered and voted down, when
after nearly two hours' squabble an amend
ment was tacked on, exempting the counties of
Goodhue and Winona, whereupon Mr. Morse
stated he and the friends of the bill had lost all
interest therein, and subsequently, upon mo
tion of Mr. Colvill the whole matter was in
On motion of Mr. Lewis the rules were sus
pended and the bill relating to the St. Paul
and Hastings road was taken up and passed.
By Mr. West, J. P.Amending the laws re
lating to game.
By Mr. Dresbach, G. B.Proposing an
amendment to the constitution so as to allow
women to vote on questions relating to the
By Mr. McDermottAmending the laws of
1870 relating to liens for labor upon logs.
By Mr. EvensonEstablishing a ferry on
Root river, in Houston county.
By Mr. BnrnapExtending the time for
payment to the State for lands sold prior to
By sameRegulating the fees of the clerk of
the district court for the county of Olmsted.
By Mr. BishopAppropriating the sum of
$418 to the education of Oscar O. Suborn.
By Mr. BrownAmending the laws relating
to guardians and wards.
By Mr. BowlerMemorializing Congress in
favor of allowing the State authorities to select
other lands as an equivalent for swamp and
salt lands upon which settlers have filed
claims and to which the State has relinquished
her title. Passed under suspension of the
By Mr. HuntleyRelating to the employ
ment of stenographers in the districts.
By Mr. EdsonAuthorizing the attorney
general to pay certain moneys to the county
treasurer of McLeod county.
By Mr. EdsonAuthorising the draining of a
mud lake in McLeod county.
By Mr. FowlerAppropriating $1,000 to Jo
seph Wolf for damages from enlargement of
State prison grounds.
By Mr. FowlerRelating to County revenue
By. Mr. H. H. GilmanGranting swamp
lands to the St. Cloud and Blue Eartk Valley
By Mr. Dresbach, G. B.Relating to fees of
witnesses and jurors in Justices' courts.
By Mr. West, S. M.For restraining cattle
from running at large in Rice county.
By Mr. FiddesAuthorizing. Jackson county
to issue bonds to fund floating debt.
By Mr. PutnamIncorporating the city of
By Mr. SabinEnforcing payment of delin
quent taxes in Washington countv for the year
Ry Mr. DayAuthorizing counties of Mar
tin, Watonwan and Jackson to pay additional
bounties for wolf scalps.
By Mr. StanleyAmending the laws relating
to salaries of clerks of county officers.
By Mr. PerrinAmending the general
statutes relating to fees of witnesses.
By Mr. MinerAmending the statutes relat
ing to probate courts.
By Mr. BrothelRelating to cattle running
at large in Chaska township, Carver county.
By Mr. PurdieGranting special powers to
the supervisors of Hartland, Freeborn connty.
Ry Mr. MuirAmending the special laws of
1875, relating to the incorporation of Owa
By Mr. MorseAmending the laws relative to
the Mississippi and Rum river boom company.
By Mr. SanbornAmending the charter of
ity of Austin.
By Mr. SanbornRegulating the building of
partition fences in Mower county.
Bv Mr. LaddAmending the act incorpora
ting St. Peter.
By Mr. KiceMemorializing Congress for a
grant of lands to Dakota territory, for the con
stiuction of a road from Bismarck to the Black
By Mr. KiceAmending the acts relating to
the St. Paul & Pacific Extension lines.
By Mr. HicksAmending the act establish
ing a municipal court in Minneapolis.
By Mr. HicksLegalizing conveyances of
land in this State.
By Mr. HicksRegulating steam vessels car
rying passengers on lake Minnetonka. Passed
under suspension of rules.
Recess nntill 7:30 p. m.
Shortly after com ening the House went into
committee of the whole, Mr. Anderson in the
chair. Most of the evening was spent in dis
cussing Mr. Hicks' bill proposing an amend
ment to the Constitution prohibiting special
legislation. At 10:30 o'clock the committee
and the House adiourned.
THE NEW POPE, LEO XIII.
CARDINAL PECCI CHOSEN ON
The Candidate of the ModeratesA Learned,
Pious and Liberal Cardinal, Whose Pri
vate Character is Above Reproach.
ROM E. Feb. 19.The conclave's second
ballot was to begin at three this afternoon,
but the smoke of the burning ballots in this
c^se was not observed until G:45 p. in., show
ing that the votes were much scattered. The
PtinfitUa states that Germany instructed
Hohenloe to declare that the election of an
irreconsilable Pope would oblige the govern
ment to take repressive steps immediately,
whereas, a moderate pontiff could speedily
terminate existing differences. The Fa nfuUn
also says the French cardinals, contrary to
their first declarations, ultimately determined
to unite with the Spanish, Austrian and
German cardinals' in supporting a moderate
N LW YOBK, Feb. 20.A dispatch from
Home says the operations of the sacred con
clave culminated in a ballot taken thib morn
ing, between 10 and 11 o'clock, and the elec
tion of Cardinal Joachim Pecci. who assumes
the title of Pope Leo Thirteenth. The con
clave has been in session since Monday eve
ning, and as only two ballots daily have been
taken, Cardinal Pecci was chosen on the
third ballot. The moderates hesitated be
tween Cardinals Fianchi and Pecci, but the
conflicting elements became harmonized,
and the lesult was the election of the latter.
The announcement to the people was made
with the prescribed formality and ceremonies
from the Vatican, and created intense excite
ment, although it had been accepted ab a
foregone conclusion that an Italian cardinal
would be the choice of the concld\ e,
THE NEW PONTIFF.
LONDON, Feb. 20.The Rome correspond
ent of the Times, in a letter to that journal
of date the 14th of the present month, spoke
as follows of Cardinal Pecci. to-day elected
Pecci is tall, with a fine head, high fore
head narrowing at the temples, a long face
and straight features. He has a large mouth,
a prominent chin, a cheerful, open counte
nance and large, well shaped ears. His face
reminds one of Consulvi, the renowned
minister of Pius VII. He has a fine, sonor
ous voice, great dignity, even austerity, of
manners in public life, but in private is affec
tionate, unassuming, sociable and witty. As
Camerlengo he has been the head of that
party which, without fonnally renouncing the
right of the Holy See, acknowledgss the wis
dom of submitting to the decrees of Provi
dence and accepting what seem to be irrevoc
ably accomplished facts. The general opin
ion is that for learning, tact, energ\, dignity,
amiability, real moral worth and sincere
piety, the sacred college could not lind a
more deserving pope than Cardinal Pecci.
At Perugia he oUowed the same policy rec
ommended by the late Cardinal Riaiio Storza.
At Naples he advised good Catholics to fulfill
their duties as citizens at the municipal and
provincial elections. Even when the clerical
press, professing to interpret the wish of the
Vatican, enjoined the policy of abstention.
Cardinal Pecci spoke with great effect against
the proposal for removal of the conclave from
Rome, and other measures advocated by the
reactionary party. He enjoys the confidence
and support of the liberals, or at least a rea
sonable majority of them in the sacred col
lege, and plays the same pait as was sus
tained by Cardinal Gizgi in the conclave of
1846. Cardinal Pecci's private life at all
periods is above reproach. He has consid
erable literary talent, and has written poetry.
He has never had intercourse with the func
tionaries of the present Italian government,
but is estemed by them all, and those with
whom the necessity of his duty brings him
into contact are perfectly charmed with him.
HOW E WAS ELECTED.
ROME, Feb. 20.The smoke of burning
ballots having been seen at 12:30 p. m. to
day the crowd before the Vatican, thinking
the ballot was taken without result, had al
most dispersed when at 1:15 Cardinal Cate
roni appeared in the grand gallery of the
Vatican Basilica and announced in the cus
tomary formula Cardinal Pecci's succession
to the Papacy. The few bystanders cheered
most enthusiastically and a large
ciowd soon assembled, densely throng
ing the open space before the Vatican
and the approaches thereto. At 4:30 the
newly elected Pope, surrounded by all the
cardinals, appeared in the inner gallery of
the Basilica. The crowd vociferously shout
ed Long live the Pope!" The holy father
at length made a signal for silence, then
intoned the Benedicta and pronounced a
benediction. After this, the cheering was
renewed and continued until the Pope with
The circumstances of the election are as
follows: At this morning's ballot Cardinal
Pecci received 36 votes, wh ich was five short
of the requisite two-thirds majority. When
the voting was finished and the papers were
burned. Cardinal Franchi and those holding
the same, views with him, advanced and
knelt before Cardinal Pecci. This example
being foUowed by others, Cardinal Pecci's
election was accomplished by the method
Count Legui immediately informed the
Pope that he purposed to present him with
one million francs, as the first donation of
Peters pence from the French Episcopate.
Specially Reported for the Daily Globe.
TWO BRUTAL CRIMES PERPETRATED.
An Eleven Year Old Daughter of Ed. Ole
son Brutally OutragedHer Condition
Critical, and the Worse Than Brute at
IiarjreA Seven Year Old Orphan Boy
Broughtjinjfrom 3Iaple Grove, "Where
Has Been Beaten and Bruised and
Burned With Red Hot Irons.
Yesterday afternoon a number of residents of
Maple Grove came to Minneapolis, bringing
with them an orphan boy between bix and seven
ears old, named Fred Albert Bondin. About
two months or more ago Mr. "Wm. Pavit, who
lives at the Tow house in Maple Grove, came
to this city and by some means secured the
custody of the above named boy, agreeing to
adopt him if he should like him. As to his treat
ment of the orphan the boy's condition jester
day together with the testimony of the "neigh
bors will give evidence. The unfortunate boy
was black and blue from his shoulders to the
soles of his feet from a punnelling received a
week ago last Monday, while hib
face was scarred and his eye partially torn open
from a more recent assault. The boy, who is
remarkably intelligent and bright, states that
Mr. Pavit has been in the habit of repeatedh
pummeling him with chairs, piece** of boards,
irons, or anything convenient. Many times the
punishment was bo bevere that the boy became
insensible, and did not know how long it con
tinued. On several occasions he heated irons
to a red heat, and compelled him to submit to
being buined on the hands ami face,
the scais of which are plainly diseernable
now. On one occasion, the boj states that
Mr. Pavit's anger was oiilj appeased
by compelling him to extend his tongue to
which the hot iron was applied. The condi
tion of the boy proves his statements beyond a
doubt as he can show scars and bums for
e\eiy incident related. lesterday his feet
were so swollen from the eftei ts ot his tieat
ment that he was unable to wear shoes.
Mr. Pavit is a son of Mr. Samuel Pavit. an
old resident and well-known harness maker ot
this city, and has ne\er had a good reputation,
his neighborhood always avoiding him. ()win
to this reason the treatment of the boy was not
known until a daj or two ago. man\ neighbors
not even knowing that he had a boy
in his custody. In a lit of anger Mr. Pa\it
ictently took his shot gun and delibeiatelj
shot one of his cows, and it was only by strate
gy that the boy was rescued fiom a fate wor-e
than death. Mi. Win. Rouse, who w.is em
ployed in cutting wood for Mi. Pa\it. induced
him to let the boy accompany him to the
woods one day, when he took the boy to the
neighbois, deseited Mr. Pavit. and with the
party came into town yesterday. He states
that he has himself seen Mr. I'. take the boy
and placing his hands between Ins legs,
pound him until exhausted, and that
one night he jerked him by the
hair of his head from bed and compelled hiui
to go naked, hatelooted and bareh-aded
thiough the snow to the barn and bed the
horses. AKo from a spirit of pme-cii'-iedness
the boy had been compelled to sit up and keep
awake until 2 o'clock in the morning when he
would be pounded if he closed his eyes or
showed any evidence of sleepiness. The boy i-,
thoroughh frightened for fiai he will again
fall into Mr. Pavit'b hands, but such will uot
be the case. It is the intention of the neigh
bors to bung Mr. Pavit befoie the conit if
possible, and to procure a place for the boy
wheie he will be assured ot humane treatment.
His absense from home night betoic last only
prevented him troni receiving something woise
than a coat ot tar and feathers. The neigh
bois state that Mr. Pavit has a wife and two
children of his own who. it isrepoited fare but
little better than did the orphan.
LAIIIHAn indictment was iound against
Mr. Pavi by the grand jury at a late honi yes
terday afternoon, and it is expected that he
will be in cuhtody at an early hour to-day.
Still Mure Horrihlf.
The community was shocked yestciday uioin
iny by the horrible details of a nameless crime
perpetrated upon Miss Emma Oleson, daughter
of Mi. Ed. Oleson, th^ populai and highly
lespected janitor of the court house. Mr. Ole
son resides at 12th avenue south, between ith
and 5th streets, apposite Morrison'h lumber of
fice, aud has a family of seveial children.
Night before last he left his work at the court
house a little earlier than usual, and upon ar
riving at home found that his wife was visiting
atone of the neighbors two or thn blocks
distant. Waiting a time for her return, he lit
a lantern and giv mg it his daughter Km ma,
asked her to go to the neighbor's and accom
pany her mother home, when hbe bhould be
leady to dcpai t. The girl did as directed,
and when at a pojnt very neai several
houses aud in the center of the block on
Fourth street between Thirteenth and Four
teenth avenues south, she was met by a man
who told her that something was the matter
with her lantern and he desired to look at it.
She handed it to him, when he almost im
mediately extinguished it and clasped his hand
tightly over her mouth. By main torce he
then carried her a bhort distance to the centei
of the lot and in a short time accomplished his
hellish designs. In the Ftruggle which ensued
the girl could not scream, and although she
offered all the lesistance possible, it was ot no
avail. After accomplishing his purpose thegnl
remembers that the villain went towaid
Fourth stre.'t when she seemed to be
unconscious, until lound by a pa^er
by who took her in his aims and carried
her home. Upon her ai rival at the house the
police were at once notified, and a search insti
tuted for the brute, which up to a late hour
yesterday afternoon had been unsuccessful.
The girl is quite positive that she can identify
the man. if shov her, and '-he describes him
as broad whouldeied, thick set. about twenty
five years old, woie dark clothes, and black
slouch hat. He was smooth facet1,
had a deli-
iate voice, eyes somewhat swolcii, and of a
peculiar external and decidedly reddish ap
pearance. Five or siTC persons were yesterday
arrested on suspicion and taken befoie the girl,
but she was decided in her statements
that they were none of them the proper
The victim is only 11 years of age, rather
good looking, but small in statue for one so
old. Her condition yesterday was very critical.
The crime was committed at the early hour of
8 o'clock in the evening and "the aggravating
hellishness of the eh en instances has doubly
aroused every citizen and no effort will be re
linquished until the criminal has been captur
ed if possible and dealt with to the fullest ex
tent that a liberal interpretation can put upon
the law. A fact to be regretted is that the law
does not leave it discretionary with the Judge
to sentence such a criminal for life unless his
victim be 10 years of age or under. The fact of
Miss Oleson being 11 years old limits the sen
tence to 30 years imprisonment.
I'nimportant Session Vettrrrluy.
The petition of A. M. Greeley tor $75 for
damages sustained to his cuttei by reason of
the heaping of mud in the streets was referred
to the committee on claims, with the sugges
tion that he apply to the stieet railway com
pany for damages sustained, the mud being
heaped as described in the complaint by the
street ra'lway plow.
A petition signed by all but two of the pro
pi ietors of barber shops, pray that an ordinance
be passed compelling them to close their shops
on Sunday, was referred to the committee on
City Engineer Itinker reported the sustaining
columns to the City Hall floors of risufficient
strength, and the report was referred to the
committee on public grounds and buildings,
together with the city engineer, with power to
An ordinance waB put upon its first reading
which establishes the grade north of Hennepin
avenue to Twenty-fourth avenue norfS
A petition from the Workingmens' Union
praying that the council proceedings be offi
cially published in tbe J/c'noraswellasin the
Tribune was referred to the committee on
The allowing of claims and the reading of
unimportant reports occupied the remainder
of the session.
As additional evidence of the popularity of
Budd Reeve as a lecturer, it may be stafed that
he received in a letter from Lakeville yesterday
the sum of 96. The letter spoke in very com-
mendeatory terms of bis recent lecture deliver
ed at that place, and stated that although the}
paid him the price asked, they considered that
they had received the worth of their money and
begged him to accept the additional amount
enclosed as a further testimonial of their appre
ciation of his efforts and to assist him in '"hoe-
ing his own corn."
THE CO CRTS.
In the district court yesterday, the following
business was disposed of before Judge \oung:
Dorillns Morrison vs. K. S. Williams and
William Gould. Motion for continuance ar
gued by counsel for defendant, and motion de
nied. Defendant duly excepted to the ruling
of the court. Case reset for trial Monday, Feb.
Gustaf Anderson vs. J. i$. Crocker and P.
Lamoreaux. Case dismissed on motion of de
fendant, with consent of plaintiff.
The State of Minnesota vs. Kate Campbell.
Defendant appeared, aud by her attorney, D.
A. Secombe. asking that the default heretofore
entered be removed, which was grant*d on con
dition of her giving another bond in the smn
of 4500. The defendant asked leave to the ad
ditional plea that she had already bten con
victed of the same offense charged in this
indictment, by the municipal court, on several
occasions. The matter was taken under advi-e
ment by the court, and defendant committed
until her bond be approved.
The case of Solon Armstiong vs. 1$. J. Men
denhall and It. J. Baldwin, partners as the State
Sav ings Association, occupied the attention oi
the court during the atternoon.
In the municipal court, yesterday, two men
were discharged with a temperance lecture in
their ears, and two vagrants were sent t" the
county jail for 30 day s.
Six tiamps who had come into town were re
leased upon promise to tramp outside ot Hen
The cafas of Meyers and Le May, the coat
thieves, were continued until to-day.
After an adjournment of the court. Ft auk
and Amable Le Conipte were biought from
tht* town of Corcoian, and charged with having
stolen a quantity of hoop poles.
lhe prohibitionists pioposo to put a ticket
befoie the municipal election.
The robin has made his appealanco in
Minneapolis, and the middle of February,
The feasibility uf o-it-ibiishing au otphan
asylum in this city is being discussed by the
Hannah Gieenwald has let- adjudged ui
sane by the Probate comt. and will be scut
to St. Petei.
Gen. "W. D. Washburn and A. H. Bode, ot
the Minneapolis A: St. Louis load, hit for
the east yesterday.
Twenty-four bundled ban els of lloj.
shipped direct by the Anchor line from t'.is
city to Glasgow day befoie yesteiday.
All the file alarm telegraph boxes are
dcr^omg a thorough examination nude
supervision ot chier engineer Brackett.
The Irish citizens are to meet at F.ni iv'
hall Sdtuaday evening next, to oiupltt" th"
ariangenionts for the St. Patrick celn
The case of a utinlly atumptid n.pn
upon Mist, Hoopei, Ciystal Lake, is
cupxiug the attention of the giand pny
The ball to be given by the Gen. ll
Skirmishers to-morrow night promises to bf
the ldijiont attended and most successful ot
The amateur pit-Mentation the drama
ot the "Last Loaf i-, to be produced at
the Second Congie^ational chuich utxt
The T-6." oveicoat recently stokn from Mr.
J. A. Christian was jestetdax found under a
pile of lumber, the lumber yard ol
Alderman Has jet t.
A petitiou has been tiled in the prwbite
couit for tho appointment of a guardian for
Ovid Pmney, au ag-I, xvtulthy and w*ll
known resident of the East Division.
Manager Gale proposes to mtioduce the
royal Hi'suuiu band at Asssociaiion ill.
lieu of th-- legular dime concert, one wtek
from Saturday next. Admission cents.
Officers Hoy and Munger weie compelled
to leave lor Hastings last evening, owing to
the trial which takes place there to day
the Fort Suelliug soldier recently urreMed
bv them for robborv.
Alderman and Coniini.s-kme Glenn ha*
put chased the Minnesota Boiler "Woiks. cor
ner of Second street and Fitth avenue south,
and it is his intention to materially increase
the business heielofore done by this estab
The many friends in this city of the i "pre
sent ative tiom McLeod county are rejoiced
at his conijjiete exoneration from the chaiges
made against him by the over-zc alous Tnh
line correspondent, in ielation to the text
book bribery. Mr. Anderson is a gentleman
of too high standing in this coiunrumtv foi
his character and integrity to be effected by
a single ncws'papei statement.
IA. A KOU\ 1 THE OI.OUK.
Dr. Liiiderman. director of the Lnited
States mints, thinks he can coin three mil
mions of sdver dollars per month if neces
'J he greenback and labor party elected the
mayor and treasurer of Seranton, Pa., by
about five hundred majority, defeating tho
Win. Homes, manufacturer of patent ma
chines. Washington, was killed this morning
by his son-in-law. Tom Caxton, with a fire
poker, during a quarrel.
By consent of all parties an order was,
entered yesterday in the supreme court of
New York city discontinuing all proceed
ings in the Lord lunacy matter.
The Pittsburg, Wheeling & Kentucky rail
road will be opened for passenger and freight
traffic on the -oth inst. This is the short
line load between Wheehug and Pittnburg.
A letter from Beyront, Syria, says British
soldiers killed 30 and wounded 220 Druses
in the xillage of Mount Ulleh. The attack
was made under pretense of arresting tho
head man of the village for pers inal tres
Bishop Spaulding. of Peoria, 111., in the
New York Cathedral yesterday preached a
sermon on the life of Pio Nino, the occasion
being the mass of recpuiem for the late Pon
tiff appointed by the Young Men'^ Catholic
On account of the failure of Boston par
ties owing the Sornersworth savings bank,
Great Falls. N. H., a considerable sura, the
bank commissioner has ordered the suspen
sion of payments. The trustees believe
there wdl be no ultimate loss to depositors.
Ex-Confederates in thn AI^II/.
Feb. 20.In reply to a Senate
resolution inquiring whether any person has
been appointed to the army since July, 1868,
contrary to the provisions of the 2?tth section of
the act of that date, the Secretary of War state-*
that three jenon have been appointed who had
been in the military service of the Confederate
States, namely, J. D. D. W. Gardiner and Wm.
B. Davis, who were appointed assistant sur
geons by the last administration, and Theo.
Mosher."appointed second lieutenant of the 22d
Infantry by President Hayes. The Secretary
states the department was not at the time the
appointments of Gaidmer and Davis were
made, in possesbion of any information showing
that either of them served in the confederate
army. Lieutenant Mosher was appointed by
authority conferred by an act approved March