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IMPEACHMENT OF JUDGE PAGE.
The Report of the Judiciary Committee in
FullTheir findings on Each Count
Resolution of Impeachment Offered.
The lcport of the Judiciary Committee on
the Page case was made to the House yes
terday, and was followed by a resolution for
impeachment, which will be the special or
der on Friday next at 11 a. m.
Below will be found the report, and
the proceedings on the impeachment reso
lution appear in the Legislature proceed
ings on second page.
EEPOET OF JUDXIABYO COMMITTEE.
To the Honorable the House of Representatives
of the State of Minnesota
The Judiciary committee to whom was re
ferred the resolution of this House directing
your Baid committee to inquire as to the truth
of certain charges contained in the petition of
P. T. Mclntyre and others relative to corrupt
conduct in office and crimes and misdemeanors
on the part of the Hon. Sherman Page, Judge
of the Tenth Judicial District, respectfully re
ports that in view of the fact that they were
ordered by this House to ascertain and report
the truth as to the charges contained in said
petition, determined to permit the accused to
be present during such investigation with
counsel and cross-examine witnesses produced
to sustain the charges and to summon and in
troduce witnesses on behalf of the accused to
explain, rebut, or contradict the evidence ad
duced against him that they find the follow
ing facts as to each specific charge contained in
As to specification number one. your com
mittee finds the same true.
That the allegations contained in the second
and third specifications of said petition are of a
general character, nojevidence has been offered
as to the truth or falsity of the same except
such as has been offered incidentally as to the
specific charges contained in other specifica
That as to the matters alleged in the fourth
hpecification of the petition, the committee
finds that at the general term of the District
court for Mower county, held in September,
1873, C. Davidson and O. Bassford
were indicted for libel, the alleged
libel consisting in the publication by
Messrs. Davidson A, Bassford, in their news-
of a communication written by one
concerning said Judge that
said indictment was preferred without the
knowledge or procurement of Judge Page that
he caused the said indicted persons to be ar
raigned before himself, sitting as Judge, and
required them to plead and to enter into recog
nizance for their appearance, to answer the
charges contained in said indictment that the
amount of bail fixed was the sum of fitteen
hundred dollars ($1,500) in each case, which
sum, your committee finds, was not exorbitant
THE FOURTH CHARGE.
The evidence adduced before the committee
does not show the matters alleged in the fourth
specification of the petition to be true, any
further than as above stated.
THE FIFTH CHARCJE.
As to the matters set forth in the fifth par
agraph of the petition, your committee find
that at the time Davidson and Bassford were
indicted an indictment was also found, with
out the procurement of Judge Page, against
S. Mollison for writing and publishing the
communication which formed the subject mat
ter of the said indictment against Davidson
and Bassfoid that said Mollison was arraigned,
his bond fixed at fifteen bundled dollars
($1,500), and that said Mollison has been com
pelled to attend at every session of court since
held in Mower county, but has never been
able to have his case tried because of Judge
Page's neglect to secure a udge to sit for
that purpose, although said Judge Page has
made some efforts to procure a judge, and has
at one term of court procured a judge to sit
that at the March term of court, A. D. 1877, held
in the county of Mower, the bondsmen of said
Mollison, at Ms request appeared in court and
surrendered him up demanding thereupon
the cancellation of their bond that from that
time until the present said Mollison has been
at large with the knowledge and acquiescence
of Judge Page, and that all of the
aforesaid acts of the said judge as to the said
Mollison after said bail was required, were
done without sufficient justification.
THE SIXTH CHARGE.
As to the matters alleged in the sixth specifi
cation, a large amount of testsmony was intro
duced, but the committee does not find the
conduct of the judge on the occasion theiein
refferred to was caused by improper motives.
THE SEVENTH CHARGE.
As to the matters alleged in the seventh
specification, the committee does not find that
Judge Page wat. guilty of any improper con
duct concerning those matters.
THE EK1HTH CHARGE.
As to the matters alleged in the eighth speci
fication, your committee finds that in Janua iy
A. 1875, Judge Page was requested by one of
the members of the board of county commis
sioners, of Mower county, to appear before said
board with reference to the allowance of certain
bills of George Baird, sheriff, and Thomas Rei
ley, constable, upon which the board had
already passed that he went before the said
hoard and told them that the bill of Baird con
tained illegal charges, and that the bill of Reiley
was entirely illegal that he expressly told the
board that he appeared before them as a citizen
and a tax payer, and in the interest of economy
that the commissioners told said Page that
the county attorney had instructed them
that the charges in the Reiley bill were just and
proper, and that they constituted a legal and
valid claim against the county. I does not ap
pear that said judge made abusive or insulting
remarks to the county commissioners, but it
does appear that some abusive and insulting
language passed between said judge and the
county attorney in the presence and hearing of
said county commissioners, but the fact that
said board was in session was unknown to said
judge at the time the said commissioners dis
allowed in part the bill of said board and in
wholethebillof said Reiley on account of the
opinion expressed to them by said udge, that said
Reiley sued the county before a justice of the
peace, recovered judgment for the full amount
of his bill, and that an appeal waa taken to the
district court that the case was submitt ed to
the judge of said court by stipulation of the
attorneys of the respective parties who kn ew
the fact of Judge Page appearing before said
commissioners and that the decision of the
justice was reversed by him, and judgment ren
dered in favor of the county. Th committee
reports that it considers Judge Page's appear
ance before the said board under the circum
stances was an act of gross impropriety.
THE NINTH CHARGE.
Thematten* alleged in the first subdivision
of the ninth specification, your committee finds
true but not censurable, and that the matters
alleged in the second subdivision of said sp eci
fication are untrue.
THE TENTH CHARGE.
AH to the matters contained in the tenth
specification, yourcommitee finds that the facts
therein set forth are substantially true, except
in so far as the motives of Judge Page are con
cerned, and as to those the committee is un
able to find anything improper, and further
more that the evidence does not show that
West remonstrated against the action of said
judge in removing him, the said West, from
the position of turnkey.
THE ELEVENTH CHARGE.
As to the matters contained in the
eleventh specification, .your committee
finds that at an adjourned term of
court held in Mower county in Janu
ary, A. 1876, Judge Page presiding, the sher
iff appointed one W. T. Mandeville to act as
court depu ty during said term that during
six consecutive days, the said Mandeville was
on duty, constantly and so known to be by said
Judge, and was daily recognized by said Judge
aa deputy sheriff that at the close of said term
of court said Mandeville went to said Judge
and requested an order for the amou nt due him
inpayment for his services that thereupon
Judge Page stated he was busy and could not
attend to him at that time that soon thereafter
said Judge Page called said Mandeville to his
desk and said to him, in substance: "Mande
ville, how did Mr. Hall come to appoint you
deputy? What dirty work did you
help do to elect him to office, that
he should appoint you deputy?" This lan
guage was used perhaps in a sarcastic or joking
way, and that Judge Page then and there re
6ed to give said Mandeville an order for pay
ment for his services as such deputy a nd that
the said Mandeville has never received any
compensation whatever for such services, al
though he has several times demanded from
aid Judge an order for the payment of the
same that Judge Page did not, at the begin
ning of the term, as required by law, make any
order whatever as to the number of deputies
for that term of court or as to the compensa
tion of such deputies and that there was one
other deputy at that term of court who was
duly paid for his services as such deputy. Tfie
conversation between Mandeville and the Judge
was after adjournment of court.
THE TWELFXH CHARGE.
No evidence whatever was offered as to the
first subdivision of the twelfth specification. As
to the second subdivision of the twelfth speci
fication, your committee find the matters
therein stated to be substantially true, includ
ing the report of the grand jury: that at the
March term of the district court held in Mow
er county, A. 1877, Judge Page, in his
charge to the grand jury, charged in substance
that the said grand jury were to inquire into
the conduct of the county officers generally
that he had been informed of certain irregular
ities in the office of the county treasurer in
connection with business transactions with the
county of Clayton, and that it would be the
duty of the grand jury to investigate that mat
ter that it had been reported to him that
there had been an order accepted or taken by
the county treasurer which had been previously
paid that Judge Page also stated to said grand
jury that he had been informed that the coun
ty auditor's office had been and was being used
for public gatherings outside of office hours in
the night time, but he did not charge that such
use of the auditor's office was an indictable of
fense that on Wednesday of the second week the
grand jury returned into court and asked for
further instructions upon the law applicable
to the case of the county treasurer receiving
town orders that prior to this time said grand
jury had not requested or received from the
court any instructions with reference to this
matter, except those given in the general charge
that the charge then stated to the grand jury
the law, and what was a misdemeanor in office
that the grand jury then retired to their room
and on Friday evening thereafter brought in a
report in regard to the county treasurer's office
in the form of a resolution, being a statement
of facts substantially as follows:
"Jtesolvcd, That we do not find irregularities
in the county treasurer's office sufficient to
found a presentment upon," and that the grand
jury then retired, and upon Saturday
morning again returned into court
and reported that Judge Page there
upon stated to said grand jury that there
was something strange to him in regard to their
reports that the jury seemed to be perfectly
clear about everything except the report in re
gard to the county treasurer's office and that
there was something strange about it, and that
he could not understand why the jury was so
loth to act upon the matters that he had fir3t
laid before them that Judge Page then refer
red to the paper that was handed in as a report
of the county treasurer's office, and said that
"it was not a report, but irregular, something
in the form of a resolution, and not signed by
the foreman that said judge then added:
"The jury will retire to their room and present
to me the facts as they find them in the county
treasurer's office, the same as they have done in
other cases that the grand jury sub
sequently came into court for instruc
tions upon the law points of the case,
which the judge gave them. This was on
Wednesday, and on Friday evening the grand
jury brought in a report that they could find
no irregularities in the county treasurer's office
sufficient to found an indictment. On that
they then retired and on Saturday again came
into court and reported that Judge Page said
there was something very strange about
their report in regrrd to the county busi
ness, and after further remarks in a similar
strain ordered the jury to retire to their room
and present the facts as they found them in the
treasurer's office, as they had done in other
cases that the grand jury again retired to their
room, and in a short time made out a report of
the facts as they found them in the county
treasurer's office and then returned into court
and presented said report to said Judge that
Judge Page then read the law as he had done be
fore and stated that if the jury had evidence to
substantiate the facts that they had presented
to him, it was a misdemeanor in office, or an
indictable offense, and proceeded to read from
th statutes and to explain what constituted a
misdemeanor in offiee, and also stated in regard
to these facts that this was a misdemeanor in
office and directed said jury to return to their
room and take action upon the same that
Judge Page then and there stated to the jury
that he could not control the action of the
grand jury, and that they could do as they
pleased or pass upon it as they saw fit, or words
to that effect that the grand'jury then retired
and after deliberating for a short time
again returned into court and reported
no further business that Judge Page
thereupon stated to the grand jury:
"Gentlemen, if the facts as you report to me
were substantiated by sufficient evidence, it
was your duty
TO FIND AN INDICTMENT
as to your oathsthat is a personal matter
you are personally responsible after you have
been so instructed upon the law and he also
added, "that it was not the province of any one
to stand between law and justice he there
upon discharged the grand jury that the grand
jury had not prior to this time asked to be dis
charged that immediately upon the discharge
of the grand jury Judge Page turned to the
county attorney and in substance said that he
should draw up a complaint such as upon
which a warrant might issue and to investigate
the matter of the county trensurer, and to
cause said county treasurer to be arrested and
brought before him, said judge, on said com
plaint and that said county treasurer, Mr. Ing
mundson, was so arrested and brought before
Judge Page for examination, after which he
was held for appearance at the next term of
the district court in the sum of one thousand
dollars ($1,000) that at the close of the said
examination of said Ingmundson, Judge Page
used in substance
THE FOLIiOWING LANGUAGE
to said Ingmundson: "That he (Judge Page)
did not suppose that it would be necessary to
put defendant under bonds that he supposed
he (said Ingmundson) would appear on his
own recognizance at the next term of the dis
trict court but he said there was Huntington,
treasurer of the town of Dexter," one would
supose by looking him in the face that he was
an honest man, still he was a defaulter, and
there was Sever O'Quam. Every one would
take him to be an honest man to look at him
and yet he was a defaulter, and he (Judge
Page) concluded that he wou ld put the defend
ant under a thousand dollars bonds for his ap
pearance at the next term of the district court
and that Judge Page also stated in the same
connection that he had been informed that said
Ingmundson had talked slanderously of him
(said Judge) throughout the different parts of
the county and in the city of Austin.
And your committee also finds that some of
the said acts of said judge with reference to
the county treasurer's office, and to the said
county treasurer were unjustifiable, and done
with an arbitrary and undue assertion of judi
cial power, in the supposed interest of the pu b
lic, and to gratify a meddlesome and dictator
ial spirit on the part of said judge.
THE THIRTEENTH CHARGE.
As to the matters contained in the thirteenth
specification the testimony adduced before the
committee does not show the same to be true.
THE FOURTEENTH CHANGE.
As to the matters contained in the fourteenth
specification, your committee finds
that at the general March term
of the district court for Mower county
held A. 1878, oneD. Stimson was deputy
sheriff of Mower county that an execution had
been issued and placed in his hands, the same
being in the form of an ordinary execution in
civil actions for the collection of a debt that
the grand jury reported that said Stimson had
collected the sum of twenty dollars ($20) on
said execution and thereof had turned over
the sum of fourteen dollars and fifty cents
($14.50) to the clerk of the said court and had
retained the sum of five dollars and fifty cents
($5.50), claiming the same as his fees that
Judge Page railed said Stimson up in open
court, in the presence of the grand jury, and
asked him if the facts, so reported by the grand
jury were true and
HE REPLIED THAT THEY WERE
that said judge thereupon directed said Stim
son to pay over the said balance remaining in
his hands to the clerk of the court that said
Stimson then and there paid over said money in
obedience to said order of said judge that said
judge had no legal right to order said Stimson
to pay over said money without an opportunity
to be heard in his defense that said proceeding
on the part of said judge was arbitrary and op
pressive, but without malice toward the said
THE FIFTEENTH CHARGE.
As to the matters contained in the fifteenth
specification, your committee finds that certain
statements concerning Baid judge having been
brought to the notice of the general
public by the circulation of petitions asking
him to resign his office and through certain
publications in newspapers of the State he
caused a warrant to be issued and caused the
arrest of Stimson, depu ty sheriff, for
contempt of court, charging that he had circu
lated one of said petitions asking said Judge to
resign his office that after said Stimson had
been arrested a nd brought before said Judge
for examination said case was continued from
time to time for the period of three weeks, and
said Stimson required to give bonds for his ap
pearance: that one of said continuances was
for a period of two weeks and for the purpose
of allowing said Judge to attend a term of
court at Preston, in another county that no
objection was made by said Stimson to such
continuance that after the examination of wit
nesses said Stimson was discharged, no cause of
contempt being found against him that the
conduct of Judge Page in connection
with siid proceedings was arbitrary and
oppressive and without authority of law.
THE OTHER CHAHGES.
As to the matters alleged in the sixteenth,
seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twen
tieth specifications of the petition, vour com
mittee reports that
NO EVIDENCE WAS IKTEODUCED
concerning the same. Your committee find in
conclusion that, save and except in the instan
ces reprehended, the conduct of said judge was
fair and impartial, and that while presiding, he
treated his enemies as impartially and justly as
All of which is respectfully submitted.
HEN HY G. HICK S.
SUMN ER LADD.
The undersigned dissents from the report of
the committee in the following particulars:
We think Judge Page excusable in part for
not hastening the trial or disposition of the
Mollison case, on the ground that he made fre
quent efforts to procure judges to sit during
the pendency of said case, and procured a
judge to preside at one term of the court for
the purpose of trying this case and others, and
prior to said term directed the clerk of the
court to notify the attorney of Mollison that
he had procured the attendance of a judge.
Eleventh specification: I appeared that at
the January term, 1876, an adjourned term,
but one case was to be tried, that the sheriff
and an experienced court deputy requested by
said judge were in attendance that Judge Page
believed Mandeville to be a general and not a
court deputy that the Sheriff did not notify
Judge Page of his appointment until the close
of the term and never insisted on his making
an order for his pay and that Mandeville was
a supernumerary at that term and his services
unnecessaay. We do not think the language
charged to Judge Page in the report was pioved.
We can impute no malice to Judge Page for
"any of his acts or conduct towards the grand
jury. We say that he had a mistaken under
standing of his duty. believed that a
crime has been committed. Every wrong act
or determination of a court though uninten
tional is necessarily arbitrary. I so far as it
is wrong it is oppressive.
We have no doubt that Judge Page believed
the alleged circulation of the libel by Stimson
a contempt at the time he caused his arrest. I
he was mistaken in the law, he followed a long
line of precedents where able judges have been
mistaken in the law. Courts of appeal are in
stituted for the correction of errors, incident to
the weakness of human judgment. Whole
libraries are records of such weakness. Errors
of judgment are as liable to occur in criminal
as in civil administration of law.
In the ether particulars of the report of the
committee we fully concur.
SUMN ER LADD.
HENRY G. HICKS.
The fair for the Protestant Orphan Home
opens this afternoon at Music Hall.
The quality of mercy is not strained.''
neither is that of St. Paul street mud.
Three minor bills, of merely local import
ance, yesterday received the Governor's offi
Hon. Ignatius Donnelly will lecture before
the Temperance Keform club this evening,
at the rooms on Seventh street, near Jackson.
Elsewhere will be found an advertisement
asking for bids for building abridge at Sauk
Rapids. It will pay bridge builders to at
tend to the matter.
The Ekman subscription list is still open
at Classen's, on Bridge square. Several of
the charitably disposed have already given of
their substance, but their is still room for
An extra session of the board of public
works was held yesterday morning, at which
were present President Timme and Mr. H.
M. Rice. The Co'mo avenue improvement
was the point of consideration.
A boy named Lark, who resides on Day
ton's bluff and is employed in Dodge & Lar
penteur's printing office, had one of his little
fingers involuntarily amputated yesterday by
being caught in a printing press.
A wagon and span of horses belonging to
Mr. Mai-tin Bruggeman. brewer, employed
on the river in getting ice, got into the
water yesterday morning by the ice giving
away. After many strenuous efforts the
team was at length extricated from its peril
ous position not much the worse for its en
forced cold bath.
In response to the petition presented to
Governor Pillsbury on Monday, Johanson,
yesterday, received an unconditional pardon,
and was liberated at noon from the county
jail. The joy of the late prisoner was almost
uncontrolable, and his greeting by his family
and friends were equally felicitious.
Anybody who considers himself a "cuss on
wheels*' can have an opportunity of testing
his speed. Robert Glenn, who was at the
last State fair, challenges any one in Minne
sota anywhere near kis weight, to run a race
with him for an amount between $ 100 and
$800. Glenn weighs 260 pounds, and can
be heard from at 78 Robert street.
Many men lately have applied at the office
of the Society for the Relief of the Poor,
asking for food and lodging, who report that
they have been discharged from the narrow
gauge railroad in Wabashaw county. They
say there is no iron to go on with, and when
they were discharged, there was no money
to pay them with.
Applications have already been made to
the grasshopper committee under the new
law, by 4,545 persons for seed grain, amount
ing in the aggregate to 146,505 bushels. The
counties from which the largest number of
applications has come, and which have suf
fered most by grasshopper devastations, are
Meeker, Kandiyohi and Stearns.
The special common council committee on
legislation had a two hours' session yester
day afternoon, and held an informal con
vention upon the reduction of salaries as
proposed by the retrenchment committe of
the chamber of commerce. The resolution
from the common council, respecting the
board of public works, published in yester
day's GLOBE, was also under consideration.
No definite action was taken on either of the
subjects, and the committee adjourned.
Prof. Lacy, of the State university, last
night delivered a highly interesting and elab
orate lecture in the room of the chamber of
commerce, upon the effect of forests on the
rain supply. Including the learned lecturer
and THE GLOBE reporter, the audience num
bered exactly one dozen persons, which would
seem to indicate that the subject of forestry
has declined in interest with the people of
this city. The professor's effort was eminent
ly worthy of better patronage.
Just after the performance of the Hessian
band commenced last evening in the Opera
House, a lad named Barney Goldstein, aged
about 12 years, who resides on Ninth street,
fell down the stairs and sustained a fracture
of his right leg. Goldstein was among a lot
of other gamins who crowd the stairway and
entrance to the Opera House on the occa
sion of any performance to the discomfort of
parties attending, and his injuries resulted
from his hurry to get away from the prem
ises when he was ordered off.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THUKSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1878.
The Report to be Submitted this Morning
Merely Embodying the Testimony, and
The committee of investigation on the
charges made by Mr. Brandt, held morning
and afternoon sessions, and examined some
eight or ten witnesses, which, it is said, will
conclude the testimony, as no further witnesses
have been summoned as far as can be ascer
Among the witnesses examined yes
terday were Representatives Mills,
Williams, Trewe, Elossner, Hyland, Fanning,
Brandt and Null, and Senators Donnelly and
Mealey,and Liberty Hall. The major portion of
them gave no testimony at all, or testimony of
such a trivial and unimportant character that
their examination and stay in the room was
The committee, it is understood, will report
this morning, and. rumor has it, will simply
report the testimony to the House without rec
ommendation of any kind, leaving the House
to take such action thereon as it shall deem
proper. As the text-book bill comes up at 2:30
p. as the special order, it is probable^he
report will be submitted early in the morning
session, and disposed of prior to the noon
[Before Judge O'Gorman.]
Estate of Butler Comstock. Oath before
sale, and sale bonds of administrator filed
Estate of Henry Proedt. Inventory and
Guardianship of Grace Lambert. Final
account of guardian and petition for allow
ance of the same filed, and an order made
to examine the account on March 13, 1878.
[Before Judge Wilkin.]
Fanny S. Wides vs. Frank De Cou, et al.
Order filed denying a motion for anew trial.
[Before Judge Brill.]
Mary E. Walker vs. Isaac W. Webb.
Plaintiff brought this action, claiming that
she had sustained damage through the de
fendant's having excavated upoh an adjoin
ing lot. Tried and submitted.
Siegel, Harzfeld & Co.. vs. J. Redmond:
action for goods sold and delivered. Con
tinued to March 13, 1878, at 10 a. m.
Mary G. McGrath vs. Samuel Gordon
action for a suit of clothes delivered to the
base ball club, of which the defendant was
treasurer. Judgment for plaintiff for
with interest and costs.
The criminal docket was again
What the Managers Hay.
A GLOBE reporter happening to meet last
evening Hon. C. T. Brown, the president,
and Rev. A. H. Kerr, secretary of the board
of managers of the Insane Asylum, drew
their attention to the statement made before
the Senate from employees at the asylum,
and asked them if they knew anything about
the charges therein made.
Gen. Brown said I wish to state that
no complaint has ever been made to the
board of managers, directly or indirectly,
to my knowledge, either of ill treatment and
abuses of patients, as set forth in the state
ment, or of any other character."'
Rep.Have you heard of these charges,
Mr. KerrThis is the first I have heard
of it. I am secretary of the board, and I
have heard nothing of the matter till now,
either in my official capacity or through ru
mor in the neighborhood.
Rep.Who are these people making the
Mr. BrownThey were once employes at
the asylum, but were discharged. According
to their own showing these abuses were prac
ticed while] they were employed at the hos
pital, and yet they never made any complaint
Mr. KerrThe statements made appear
to me to be very absured but we most de
cidedly desire a close and searching inves
Rep.Could any complaints of this na
ture be made without your knowledge?
Mr. BrownNot well, seeing that I am
president of the board of directors, and
have been for several years, and this gentle
man, Mr. Kerr, is secretary. I cannot un
derstand how any statement of the kind
could have been made without our knowl
Rep.Then you deny the allegation in
Mr. BrownNo, sir we deny that any
such abuse has ever come to our knowledge.
We have always thought the patients were
treated with the greatest care and kindness,
and that the institution was as perfect as it
could be in all its arrangements: and we are
very anxious that the matter shall be sifted
to the bottom. I suppose the statement
will be published in THE GLOBE, and if it is,
we would like what we have now told you
also to appear with it.
The complimentary invitation ball given by
Professor Geo. Seibert's club, as the finale of
the season, at Music Hall last evening, was the
most brilliant of the season. There was up
wards of two hundred and fifty present, repre
sentatives of our best families, and dancing
was kept up with spirit until nearly daylight
The Hessian band concert last night at the
Opera House was, in point of numbers, a
greater success than the previous one. Th
programme was^., hardly equal to
the first. one or two
of the numbers being very inferior
compositions, notably the cornet solo. Th
band, however, played i exceptionally grand
style and the favorite numbers, '"Little Pos
tillion," ''Cuckoo Polka," and selections from
"Trovatora," and "Maitka," were applauded to
the echo. The band deserves the highest pat
ronage wherever it goes.
The Protestant Orphan's Fair opens this eve
ning at Music Hall, with a grand dramatic and
musical entertainment, in which some of the
best amateur talent of the city will take part.
Friday night will witness the production of
one of the finest comic operas extant at the
Athenaeum. The Armorer is to be put upon
the stage with a completeness of detail never
before attempted at this favorite little theatre.
Over seventy performers will take part and
there will be the most brilliant scenic effects,
rich and elegant costumes, and Seibert's full
orchestra. Street cars will be in waiting after
The following are among the arrivals at the
Merchants Hotel yesterday: Thomas Gibson,
Austin W. Hogaret, Cleveland, O. W
Brewster, Chicago J. Berwell, Rock Island
Charles Albright, Cincinnati Thome,
Hastings Obed Pick, New York Smart Rogers,
Providence, R. I. M. Marx, Hastings: E
Childs, HammondH A. Schook, New York
Cholloner, Wis. M. I Mendelson, Chicago
Heebner and wife, Benson, Minn. Crock
ett, St. Peter W. VanVlik, Wilson Ev
ans, Sioux City and P. Miller, Minneapolis
Wilson, Fairbault W. R. Bristol, Ne
York C. Sherwood, do Fred W. Gardner,
Cincinnaiti W. Archibald, Dundas N M.
Cannon, Stillwater N Green. Moorhead
L. Bayton, Chaska Jas. Wilsod, Bellaire
G. C. Chamberlin, Jackson Horton,
Chicago Alex. Kempt and wife, Eau Claire
Evans, Sio ux City :Jas. Porter, Chicago
J. Foster, do W. Hanscome, LaCrosse
J. Lowell Stillwater Moses O'Brian,
Duluth 8 Foot, Redwing
A. W. Shaw and wife, Superior
Edw. F.Wood, Cedarville Geo. H. Walsh,
Alex. Griggs, John McKelvey, J. E. Dow,Grand
Forks H. W. Stone, Benson J. Johnson,
Grant Co. W. P. Brackett, E. A. Whitman, C.
CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S HOME.
A Meeting of the Managers Yesterday.
The managers of the Christian Women's
Home held a meeting yesterday afternoon at
the residence of Mrs. C. Strong. Th meet
ing was a purely business one the object to
devise ways and means of giving employment
to the women who are now at the home, and
those who are likely to seek an asylum at the
home in consequenee of the closing of houses of
Mrs. Johnson Btated that it was of vital im
portance that the inmates of the house should
be kept employed it prevented them from be
coming restless and discontented and
it was necessary that they should
have other employment besides wash
i ng and ironing and cooking. An
it was proposed to add to the other employ
ment that of dressmaking, plain sewing and
general needlework. They had a woman, she
said, who was a good dressmaker, could make
children'8 clothing, shirts and underwear, was
a good cutter and fully capable of taking charge
of a sewing room. The only difficulty was to
get work to keep the women busy.
It was stated that Auerbach, Finch & Culbert
son had offered to give as mu ch work as could
In answer to a lady, the President said the
work offered consisted of pants and overalls.
Mrs. Strong asked what was paid for such
The President said she understood that for
pants twelve and a half cents per pair was paid,
for overalls seventy-five cents a dozen, and both
pants and overalls had to be well pressed, but
ton-holes made and buttous sewed on.
A lady wanted to know if shirt-making would
not pay better.
The president stated that six cents each was
paid for shirts.
The ladies thought the prices very discourag
ing to the girls who received only one-half of
their earnings, the other half going to the
After considerable conversation it was agreed
to advertise in the papers for sewingdress
making, plain-sewing and childrens' cloth
ingthe belief being that more money could
be earned for the girls to encourage
them. I was also decided to buy material for
the women to make up into garments, which
would be offered for sale.
The starvation prices offered by shops wa$
commented upon severely the ladies express
ing themselves as not surprised that poor,
struggling girls, with perhaps a mother to sup
port, should be driven to dishonor and ruin
through deoperation, seeing that work as they
would they could hardly hold soul .and body
Eighteen women were reported in the home.
A Weddim* Ceremony.
At the the church of the Assumption on
Weduesday a marriage ceremony of more
than ordinary interest was performed by the
Rev. Valentine Stimmler, O. S. B. The hap
couple in this instance were Mr. Peter
Heck and Miss Mary Gerlach. The latter is
a member of the efficient church choir, held
in the highest esteem by its members and
respected greatly by the congregation, not
only for her musical talent, but also for her
many virtues and winning traits of disposi
tion. At a o'clock a. m., the bridegroom,
supported by Mr. George Gerlach, Mr. J.
Ellis and Mr. B. Gerlach, groomsmen, met
the bride, attended by Miss Katie Heck,
Miss Mary Bastian, and Miss Francis Ger
lach, bridesmaids. The bridal cortege ad
vanced to the altar, while the organ played a
wedding march. The ceremony was accom
panied by a mass, and the choir did their
outmost in vocalization to render this one of
the most pleasing and interesting ceremo
nies that has taken place in this church for
THE NE H" POPE.
Bismarck Approves the ChoiceThe Ultra
montanes FuriousA Political Myth Ex
LONDON, Feb. 21.A correspondent at Berlin
says: Prince Bismarck considers Cardinal
Pecci's election to the papacy, the most suita
ble one possible at the present time.
LONDON, Feb 21.A Rome correspondent
telegraphs: ''The Pope, after his election, as
sumed the pontifical robes and received the
homage of the Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel.
The crowds before the Vatican waiting for the
benediction of the Pope, is estimated
to have numbered about 20,000. Only a
portion of the crowd was able to hear the bene
diction, as the inner gallery from
which, it was pronounced, looks into St. Peter's.
The Ultramontanes are urions at the result of
the election." This correspondent draws at
tention to the fact that Cardinal Pecci, when he
was Camerlengo, ordered the pontiffical car
riages to be prepared for the new Pope, and
drove out in a solemn progress Th corres
pondent adds that the myth of the Pope's
captivity is thus exploded.
A Paris dispatch Bays: Th election of Car
dinal Pecci as Pope has made a favorable im
LONDON, Feb. 21.A dispatch from Rome
states that when Cardinal Pecci had obtained
46 votes, Cardinal Franchi withdrew from com
petition and prevailed on Cardinal Schwartzen
berg to concentrate his votes on Pecci. Cardi
nal Bilio obtained only a few votes and Cardi
nal Simonei 2. Cardinal Franchi will proba
bly be appointed the pontifical secretary of
The Western Iowa Railway Grant.
DES MOINES. Iowa. Feb. 21.The House com
mittee on railroads agreed to-night, without a
dissenting vote, on a bill conferring upon the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad com-
any the Iowa land grant, over whi ch there
been a heated contest since the opening of
the session. This is considered as settling the
case in favor of the Milwaukee company.
Meeting of the Temperance Alliance
Afraid of Our Subsidiary Coin.
OTTAWA, Ont., Feb 20.A meeting of the
Dominion alliance wasjheld to-day, composed
of the most prominent temperance advocates
of the Dominion. Th secretary read a letter
in which he recommedded raising $100,000 for
the purpose of placing the question of temper
ance before the country. Several members of
Parliament were present and expressed the m
selves in sympathy with the movement and
that it was altogether likely the government
would introduce a measure acceptable to all
A notice of inquiry has been given in the
Senate, whether, in view of the remonetization
of silver in the United States, measures will be
taken at the present session to prevent the re
currence of the abuses and losses formerly oc
casioned by the circulation as a medium of ex
change of silver coins whose conventional and
fictitious value were not in accordance with
their real or market value.
A Old Firm Goes Under.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20.The suspension this
afternoon of the old flour and grain firm of A.
G. Cattell & Co., caused no little excitement in
the trade, as this firm has been in business for
33 years, and has always borne an enviable
reputation. Total indebtedness, $240,000, of
which $145,000 is secured, and $95,000 unse
cured. Nominal assets. $300,000.
Some of Hayes' Appointees.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.It is stated to-night
that by agreement the Senate at 1 o'clock to
morrow will go into executive session for the
purpose of taking decisive action on the nomi
nations upon which the committee have made
unfavorable reports. Included among them
are Reed, United States marshal for Alabama
Parsons, district attorney for Alabama Wil
liamson, collector of customs at Ne Orleans
Northrop, United States attorney for South
Carolina and Smith, collector of customs at
NEW YOBK, Feb. 20.Wm. H. Vanderbilt
and his son, Wm. H., appeared to-day as
security for plaintiffs in various appeals in
the litigation as to the liability of the Lake
Shore Railroad Company for obligations to
the Michigan Southern railroad, and were
accepted by plaintiff's counsel in a $98,000
St. Paul & Duluth Railroad.
The Senate committee appointed to con
sider the matter of purchasing the St. Paul
& Duluth railroad will hold an open meet
ing at the Senate chamber this evening at
7:30 o'clock. All interested are invited.
GERMANY'S POSITION AS DEFINED
The Premiers Will Not The Con-
ferenceTurkish Garrisons Refuse to
Surrender as Provided in the Armistice
ConditionsRumors of Russian Advance
EDINBUBQ H, Feb. 20.John Walter, liberal
member of Parliament for Berks, and chief
proprietor of the London Times, was black
balled at the Athenaeum club on account of his
LONDON, Feb. 20.-The meeting of London
workingmen on the Eastern question was aban
doned because Gladstone signified a determina
tion not to participate.
Many interesting points in the
DEBVTE IN THE GERMAN BEICHSTAG
yesterday were not brought out in the summa
ries thereof received last night. Herr Be
noungsen, who introduced the interpolation, is
a national liberal and personal friend of Prince
Bismarck. said it behooved Germany to
protect the threatened interests of Austria.
There was danger that Russia, regarding
herself as omnipotent, would advance
demands incompatible with the well
being of other States. I such would be the
case the liberal party hoped the German gov
ernment knew how to cause Russia to modify
her demands. This sentiment was followed by
Prince Bismarck said that the recent debates
in the British parliament have nearly ex
hausted the subject. A judicious regard for
her own interests required Russia to obtain the
sanction of the powers for the terms of peace,
and if such consent is unobtainable, Russia
might be expected to act on the maximum,
beati possidentex. Germany was the first to
consent to the conference, and was indifferent
as to wheie it should be held but if on German
soil it must have a German president. Wheth
er, after the principle has been admitted it will
be advisable to adhere to it absolutely, will be
reserved for ulterior decision, according to the
personages who attend the conference.
hoped peace would be maintained. Indeed he
could hardly conceive that fresh complications
would arise, but should they, he would not ad
vise the emperor to^go to war, except in har
mony with the federal council. Th
imperial parliament and the German
nations. Were Germany now to
announce her intentions at the confeience. she
would simply render it impossible to continue
the work of mediation, if in such case the pro
gramme announced by Germany might be
adopted by others, when peace might be im
perilled. Accordingly, it would he a serious
mistake to avow a programme that might be
evaded by some, and taken advantage of
others. Germany had no wish to act as arbi
ter in the impending conflict. Al her ambi
tion was confined to the modest occupation of
a broker who settled a bargain between parties.
Germany was on the most friendly terms ith
Russia and Austria, and had not a single in
terest, except frieHdly rivalry in trade antag
onistic to England. This enables her to medi
ate, and she does not intend to throw her pow er
into the balance. The three Emperors' alliance,
which is based not on wiitten engagements, but
on personal sympathies, is not strong enough to
induce any of the participants to sacrifice im
portant national interests pour hn Ixaiu ymjt of
another power. Only for German interests,
German independence, wuuld he advise the
Emperor to draw the sword.
Doctor Hanael assured the Chancellor of the
support of advanced Liberals, if it became
necessary to protect Austrian interests.
Herr Swindhorst gave a similar assmance for
Prince Bismarck replied that an arbiter's
office was the most thankless imaginable. Rus
sia found it so after Olmutz, Prussia after
Villa Franca, and Napoleon III. after Sadowa.
As for the advice of Poles and Socialists, he
thought the'Polish peasantry did not share the
nobility's enmity for Russia, and as for Social
ists, they were hardly competent to discuss
The Timet, commenting on Prince Bismarck's
speech, says it simply eliminates Germany
from the calculation, and the issue rests be
tween Russia, Austria and England.
THEY'LI. STAY BEHIND THE SCENE.
LONDON. Feb 20.A telegram from Paiis
says: It is stated here that Lord Derby and
Prince Bismarck having announced thej will
not represent their respective countries at the
Congress. Prince Gortschakoff has given-notice
of a similar decision.
BELGRADE. Feb 20.Gen. Leastjam has
gone to Adrianople to endeavor to obtain a
modification of the peace preliminaiies in favor
of Servia, and to protest against a Russian
occupation of Nisch. The Servians are already
removing all their artilleiv from Ni^ch tor
A Vienna dispatch says: Prince Bihinau-k's
spech has caused satisfaction in political and
diplomatic circles here, as it is believed Ger
many has no intention of attempting to coun
teract the decided measures which Austria ma
have to take to uphold her interests
SERVER PASHA RESIGNED.
PERA, Fell. 20.Server Pasha has ceased to be
minister of foreign affairs. Sabri Pasha will
probably act in Server's place until the return
of Sauet Pasha, now in Adrinople on permis
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 20.The report of the
resignation of Server Pasha is confirmed. Musta
pha Assim Pasha, president of the Senate, will
take charge of the foreign office pending the
arrival of Savfet Pasha.
LONDON, Feb 20.The channel squadron,
four iron clads, proceed eastward fiom Gibral
Valentine Baker has not been released from
command nor resigned, but is urloughed.
WILL NOT SURRENDER.
liONDON, Feb. 21.A special fiom Negotin
states that the Turkish commandants of VVid
den and Belgradehik refuse to surrender or to
recognize the Roumanians, although th- Rus-
sians insist on their doing so.
RUSSIANS AGAIN ADVANCING.
LONDON, Feb. 20.A St. Petersburg special
dated Wednesday, says: It is now stated here
that the British government will not withdraw
the fleet to Besika Bay. Accordingly, the Rus
sians are likely to occupy Constantinople, or at
least one of its fauburgs, if they have not done
so already. Late last night there was an un
confirmed nimor in circulation that thev were
already at Therepia. Direct communication
between London and Cpnstantinople is again
A Berlin correspondent says it is believed
Prince Bismarck would have spoken differently
but for conviction that Austria will avoid any
rupture with Russia.
VIENNA, Feb 21.An impression prevails
here that the Austro-Hungary delegations,
which are especially charged with the consider
ation of. foreign affairs, will be.convoked next
week, so that the government "may enter the
Congress with the full support of
the empire. Austria has already taken steps to
ascertain confidentially whether the powers are
prepared for the congress to commence, at the
latest in three weeks. If, as rumored, Austria
has received answers whicn have enabled her
to dispatch formal invitations to-daj. it would
show that the negotiations at Adrianople haw
taken an unexpectedly favorable turn.
A correspondent at Vienna states that the re
port of an abandonment of the project of an
Anglo-Russian alliance is fully confirmed.
Prince Bismarck's speech has greatly strength
ened the hopes of the Austrian government
that war will be averted,
WASHINGTON, Feb 21.Indication for the
upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys:
Generally falling barometer, northeast to north
west winds, colder, partly cloudy weather, and
in the southern portions rain, and followed in
the upper portions of the latter by warmer
RENT.The elegant house, 28 St. Peter
and furniture. For sale if desired. In
quire on premises. 30
Rabbits for coursing. The high-
P***l)lbepai 17 Wabasha street
ot. PsnL 30*
Stomach Bitten and Oysters at 78
Robert street. 34-54
SECOND GRAM) CONCERT
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. FEB. 20
Reserved seats on sale Monday.
Tickets, includmg reserved seats 50 cents and
Waul Orphan's Fair!
Will open at
Mus ic Hal l, Thursday Eve., Feb. 21
With a grand
DRAMATIC & MUSICAL ENTEBTAINMEK I\
Uy some of our mont celebrate*! amateurs.
Fair vail continue through TRIDAY, SATURDAY
ana MONDAY, Februarj -*1,-M and 25, doling with a
Promenade, Monday Eve., Feb. 2 5.
On Saturday at 4 o'clock p. m., a charnnns eutti
tamment will lie given the chiMiei, Mesdauiei
Clinch and Deacou.
Dinner served each daj from i_ to 2 o'clock
tickets for the same for sale at the Hall, price .iuo.
Admission to the Hall during the tair J.V, ihildreu
10c. Tickets for the dramatic entertainment' 7.V
Tickets for the piomeuade 1.00 34 ,7
FRIDAY EVENING, FEB. 22
Urand Tonne Opera
In Threo VitB, of the
Armorer" Der Wafifenschmiecl."
Gienb the M.i'XXERCHOR and I'OLYMNU
and assisted by SKIUKRT'S OROHESTK with
PROF. W. MANS TB as General Director.
Brilliant New Scenerj New aud Klegant COM unh
S^ Over Seven ty Performers ,g
Tickets, at cents each, now on sale at Zahoir 1 t,
Weiue's Music Hall. KewerNed HC-UK J.r
D. A. KOBERTSON",
Law and Re al Estate Office.
REAL ESTATE OASES, INVESTIGATION AND
CURING OF DEFECTS IN TITLE.
Tax Titles, &c, a specialty. Room No. a, I town)
Block, Third street, St. Paul.
WOOD & (10AI,
N W Fuel Co., St. Paul Offices:
GRIGGS ii JOHNSON,
'JOE. J.1 strett.
HILL, SAUNDERS ACKER, 112 F. Id Htro t.
OFFICE OF THE CITY TKF.ASIIM-K I
Sr. 1'AOI. MINNKWOT*. Kel.. 18V8.
All persons interested in the assessments fi the
Grading of Fifth Street
from Broadway to
And the partial Gidding of
Neill Street from Third
to Seventh street.
Also for the Grading of
North Street from Bed
ford to Burr street,
and partiallj grading
Bun* street from North
Street to Woodward
WILL TAKE NOTICE
that on the 8th day of February, 1878, I did
receive different warrants trem City Comptroller
of the city of t. Paul, for the collection or the
The nature of these warrants is
fail to pay the assessment within
that it jun
after thefirst publication of this notice. 1 shall
report you and 3 our real estate so asse-wd us
delinquent, and apply to the District Conit of
the county of Ramsey, Minnesota, for judg
ment against your lands, lots, blocks, or panels
thereof so assessed, including interest, cost and
expenses, and for an order of the Court to e-ell
the same for the payment thereof.
F. A. RENZ,
28-40 City Treasurer.
Will be received for
Building a Bridge Across the Mi s
sissippi Eiver at Sauk Rapids,
In the county of Benton, in the State of Minnesota.
Bridge to be built according to plan and epecinca
tions to be on file in the Auditor's ofnee of said
couty. Plan and specifications can be seen on and
after the 20th ot February, 1878. Bids to be received
upon Bubstructuie, or superstructure, or both iu one.
Bids to be opened at the Auditor's office at the hour
of 2 p. m., upon th l.tth day of March, 1878the
County Commissioners reserving the right to reject
any and all bids. It is required that the name* of
two good sureties shall accompany bids.
37-*2 Ch'm Board of County Com.
The co-partnership heretofore existing under the
name and style of
H. KELLY & GO.
Is dissolved by mutual consent, Mr. James
O'Oorman retiring on account of health.
Saint PauL February 18,1878.
Mr. E. W. Johnson is admitted to an interest in
Our house. P. H. KELLY & CO.
Saint PauL February, 1878. 3tt-38