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ST. PAUL, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1878.
HE bill providing for a public examiner
of the accounts of officials in Minnesota
having passed, great care should be taken in
selecting the incumbent. If political favor
itism in the slightest degiee inspires the ap
pointment, the officer will be the most des
picable kno^n under our system of govern
THE crowded condition of our columns
for bevei al days lia3 prevented the earlier in
sertion of a very graphic account of the
passage of the Silver bill over the Presi
dent's veto. As that event is destined to
lank as one of the most important in the
history of the country we give the account
to-day, even at the lisk of being regarded as
IOBS prompt than the general conduct of
TIIE GLOBE warrants'.
LKT it be remembered that the opponents
of the text book bill did not ask the repudi
ation of the contract with Mr. Merrill, or
the overthrow of the so-called plan. They
simply asked that the people might be al
lowed to have a voice in the matter. Was
there anything unfair or dishonest in this?
On the other hand was it not unfair and dis
honest for the advocates of the bill to stifle
the voice of the people?
Minuesotians should all feel a lively in
terest in bringing people to the State. There
is no over estimating the value to our State
of effective work in bringing people here to
open up our broad acres. Its importance
cannot be exaggerated. The State and the
raihoad companies should unite in a well
organized arrangement to push for our share
of the multitudes now starting from the
over crowded East in search of new homes.
Localities south of Minnesota are very active
in trying to draw immigration, and
their railroad men are expending
large amounts of money in
the work, and it is lepaying them a hun
dred fold. The Omaha Herald the other
day interviewed Mr. Irving, superintendent
of the B. & M. R. R. as to their plans of
bringing people to their lands. From a col
umn of information we extract the following
ReporterWhat means have been used to in
dnce so large an immigration into the southern
pait of the State?
Mr. IrvingWe have a number of traveling
agents who visit the Middle, Eastern and
Southern StatesVirginia being the only South
ern State fiom which much immigration comes,
and besides these traveling men we have a
large number of resident agents. They watch
affairs evexywhere, and if there is a movement
in any localitya colony organizing, or a desire
expressed to get knowledge of the West, a
man is sent there to take advantage of it.
ReporterIs theie any arrangement for
special rates to immigrants?
Mr. IrvingOh yes, we give them various
advantages in that Tegard, not only in passen
ger fare but in regard to shipment of farming
tools and household goods. We let them have
a car and they jam it full of all of their various
RepoiterWhat kind of people are generally
coming into the State?
Mr. IrvingThe best class of emigrants who
ever came into this State. They are generally
men of intelligence and thrift, and all have
more or less money, and will be able to make
improvements, build houses and help to en
rich the State.
EXPUNGING THE RECORD.
As announced as probable in yesterday's
GLOBE, the House during the all-night ses
sion adapted the Senate resolutions expung
ing the resolutions of 1875 which severely
reflected upon Wm. S. King, more commonly
known to fame as Bill King. The Pioneer
Press speaks of this as the result of Mr.
King's having lived down his defamers.
Considering the relations which that paper
has borne to Mr. King and on Mr. King's
own account we would not ad
mire much of that line of comment
lest it might provoke unpleasant
reminescences. Mr. King can hardly afford
to treat this action of the Legislature
in that manner, and we shall
be loth to hold him responsible for so ill
timed a comment. In fact we are qnite
sure that he did not inspire, and does not
approve such sentiments.
We believe we speak the feelings of all
those who participated in the campaign
which resulted in the resolutions of 1875,
when we say that we are glad
the expunging record has been made.
Mr. King has retired from political
life. He is an energetic, and competent
business man. He is laboring industriously
to retrieve the financial disaster which over
took him, and is doing much to advance the
State and locality in which he resides. In
these efforts he should be commended and
encouraged, and we do not believe that there
is one who opposed him in that memorable
campaign, who would have defeated the
action of the Legislature yesterday if he
could* or who would care to reverse
it now. There is a time when true
manliness dictates'the cessation of warfare,
and that time has arrived in Mr. King's ca
reer. The dead past can burj its dead, and
the situation should be considered and ac
cepted as it stands to-day. A generous and
kind act need never cause the bestower any
uneasiness. It is one of the compensating
features of the brief period allotted to life's
actors on the stage of existence, that time
softens asperities, and forgiving and being
forgiven brings no sorrow in its wake.
THE WORK OF THE SESSION.
During the Legislative session "just closed,
867 bills were introduced. Of these, 378
were Senate bills and 189 House bills, The
number of bills which actually passed both
houses and went to the Governor was 414 of
these 161 were Senate bills and 253 House
bills. When the Governor closed his labors
last night there were 126 bills awaiting the
Governor's approval. The larger portion
of these bills are purely local, but
among them are a few of prominence
such as the new tax law, the bill giving the
500,000 acres for the old railroad bonds,
and quite a number of appropriation bills.
It is notable that up to this time the Gov
ernor has not interposed his vote. If the
State was well supplied with money, it is
possible that the entire work would be closed
without a single veto, but in view of finan
cial straits it is rumored that sereral very
important appropriation bills will be lost.
WANTED TO BAG $50,000.
If there was anything lacking to demon
strate the wisdom of the opponents of
the Appleton-Merrill-Donnelly grab, it was
found in the attempt of that ring Thursday
night to gobble $50,000 out of the State
Treasury. THE GLOBE has persistently as
serted that the object of the legislation
asked for was to enable the contractor to ob
tain capital from tho State to execute bis
contract. As Mr. Donnelly graphically ex
plained on the floor of the Senate, it was the
fund the ring were after. Accordingly
within three hours after the so-called
supplementary bill had passed, Mr. Donnelly
presented the following joint resolution in
A joint resolution providing for borrowing
money to carry out the provisions of school
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State
SECTION 1. WHEBEAS, There is no money in
the State treasury to the credit of the revenue
fund, it being overdrawn fifty-five thousand
dollars (#55,000), there being over sixty thou
sand dollars of outstanding warrants drawn
against said fund, these amounts with current
expenses of the State government will more
than exhaust the accumulation of said fund
duiing the present year, therefore, in order to
make the school text book law operative, be it
R(solvcd, By the Legislature of the State of
Minnesota, that the State treasurer be, and
is heieby authorized and empowered to
make arrangements with one or more banks
of city of St. Paul, whereby such bank or
banks shall redeem State auditor's warrants to
an amount not exceeding the sum of fifty
thousand dollars ($50,000), drawn on the reve
nue fund, and hold the same until such times
as the accumulation of the said revenue fund
shall be sufficient to redeem the same in part
or entire and itBhall be lawful for said treas
ure to allow and pay from receipts from inter
est on daily balances on State funds, deposited
under the provisions of chapter eleven of the
general laws of one thousand eight hundred
and seventy-four, such bank or banks interest
at a rate not to exceed eight (8) per cent, per
annum on the amounts of such warrants so
held, until such time as it shall be competent
to pay such warrants or portions thereof from
the revenue fund.
Sec. 2 This act shall take effect and be in
force from and after its passage.
No sooner had the secretary read the reso
lution than it occurred to Mr. Donnelly that
the cloven foot was a little too apparent, and
he amended the title striking out the refer
ence to the text book law and making it
read that the money was to be borrowed
to "meet the demands oh the revenue
fund." The words at the end of the pre
amble, "in order to make the school text
book law operative," were also stricken out,
the rate of interest to be paid reduced to
seven per cent., and in that shape the reso
lution promptly passed the Senate.
The grab was not sufficiently sugar-coated
for the House, and when it was proposed
to put it through that branch
it was killed very dead, some
of the most strenuous advocates of the
supplementary bill opposing this attempt to
take $50,000 from the tax payers to give the
wealthy firm of Appleton & Co., of New
York, capital with which to engage in busi
ness. A business, too, which conflicts with
the business interests of hundreds of our
own citizens. Not only was it proposed to
pluck the barren treasury, but to put the
State of Minnesota upon the street as a bor
rower, the people to have the interest, as well as
the principal, to meet. Ordinary business
firms furnish their own capital or at least do
their own borrowing, but in this instance,
the public are to be plucked in the name of
the "dear people."
As time rolls on we shall have occasion to
refer at length to this little game, but we
record it now as a complete justification for
every opponent of this vicious measure. It
is the clinching argument which silences all
honest but mistaken advocates of this most
unjust and oppressive legislation.
'IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE A QUAE-
We wish our Democratic friends in the
House would oftener remember and act upon
this bit of old-time wisdom. As it is, every
few days the earnest Democrats of the coun
try, who feel the importance of the real pend
ing political issuesand who, by their faith
in Democratic principles, know the bearing
of every movement in Congressare shamed
if not pained to witness the spectacle of
their party representatives wasting time, ar
gument, and party strength in dancing and
howlingas a child might, when struck by a
waspwhenever some cunning Republican
sees fit to thrust out a verbal sting. Cannot
they see that it is a matter of little moment
what Mr. Hale or Mr. Garfield, or any other
gentleman, thinks or says about Louisiana,
or South Carolina, or about Mr. Tilden, or
Gov. Niohols, or Gov. Hampton? Cannot
they see that the life of the radical Republi
can party is going out with the ebbing of sec
tional feeling, and that the last hopes of the
men of the Grant regime are based on the
chances of'a return of that tide which for
many years made true nationalism a thing
feared if not hated all through the North?
Cannot they see that most of all the leaders
of the Republican parly dread the issues of
the day, and that they alone have everything
to gain and nothing to lose in fighting over
again the dead issues of the past? And cannot
they imagine how it appears to the country
to witness, week after week, month after
month, year after year, the leaders of the
great Democratic party permitting them
selves to be so excited by some cunning
Blaine, or flea-like Conger, or gnat-like
Hale, or dusty Garfield as to jump and rant
*a & ^^^^uki^ii^^&MS^lX
and roar, lose Belf-po8session%nd common*
jfiiuse, and'nevar p^6tve^iaC they are hurt
ing nobody but themselves, no cause but
their own. Cl
I would be well for the DeWo
and well for the country, if the Democratic
Congressional caucuses would bind their
members for a time not to undertake per
sonal, sectional or State defense. Then the
tactics of their opponents would soon have
to be changed, for they would not serve to
delay the progress of Democratic reform or
to break the harmony of the Democratic
party. The reputations of persons could
well be left to future judgment while the
people were learning to estimate speeches
against States and sections at their true
characterrank disloyalty to the Union and
the republic. Meanwhile the Democratic
majority in Congress can be more profitably
employed in undoing the remaining evils of
Republican misrule and in proving the fit
ness of the Democratic party to take full
charge of the country in 1880 by prudent
legislation upon the pressing questions of
WHAT IS A LEGISLATURE?
Such a question at such a time! The
representatives of the people of Minnesota
have adjourned, and are retiring to -the
bosoms of their constituents. The State
has enjoyed another season of the law mak
ing power. There are few countries, so
blessed, as the United States, with the
glorious privilege of having as many
Legislatures as there are separate
States and communities, and in nothing is
the Catholic spirit of one country so strik
ingly illustrated and the aspiring ambition
of all so practically realized as in the an
nual, or biennial sessions of these Legisla
The people assemble, through their agents,
to carry out the idea of the representative
system, and to dignify, honor and immortal
ize the State.
It is on a more honorable, or rather, a
more exalted stage, than the primitive as
semblies at the foot and chariot races of the
Olympic games, and- equally as useful and
beneficial, as the liberty loving, and liberty
fighting political hustings of more modern
Strange to say, we always experience a feel
ing of sadness to see the people resume
their delegated powers, and to receive back
the responsible trust. It is a sadness, like
that of death, because the places so highly
honored, in the nature of things, will never
know many of the great names that have* so
illustrated and illumed the pages of the
State's history any more. All that live must
die, and, with the permission of Hamlet, we
must add, "Ay, madam, it is common."
Need we add that the twentieth sesion of
the Legislature of the State of Minnesota
has adjourned. By way of consolation, a
secret quiet satisfaction, let it not be forgot
ten, the Senate will reassemble in the beau
tiful month of May to add to the natural
flowers of that charming season the timid
violets and pretty pansies of that surpassing
eloquence destined to make the impeach
ment of Page immortal.
Dismissing the emotional, and recogniz
ing the old Latin maxim, in all seriousness,
it is too soon, from the cool disinterested
standpoint of Democratic journalism, to
forecast, in all their mighty effects, the
legislation of Minnesota for the
year of our Lord 1878. Thus much
we feel justified in saying,
that the laws, special, general and mixed,
enacted, are mixed mostly, that is to say,
good, bad, indifferent and doubtful. For
example, foreclosure of mortgages by adver
tisement may be said to be good, inasmuch
as the debtor will not be compelled to give
half of his property in the first place for re
lief, and then finally surrender the other
half for the privilege. This is only an ex
As to the other generic terms, space for
bids both argument and example alike.
Suffice it to say, that the people have wit
nessed the first great struggle to grab the
sacred fund of education in Minnesota. We
have done our duty to keep outvthe entering
wedge to ward off the harpies
from that great trust for children
we have, in the first days
of the existence of THE GLOBE
stood, locally, almost alone to
keep inviolate the educational fund and re
sources of the State, and to preserve the
national bequest intact forever. Ihe future
will be the unerring vindicator, and whatever
then may betide, HE GLOBE, as now, will be
found fighting the battles of the State's most
sacred interests, an untrembling, ceaseless,
"THE GLOBE" AS A NEWSPAPER.
It is with a pardonable degree of pride
that we point to the record which THE'
GLOBC has made as a newspaper during its
brief existence. I* has not only revolution
ized the newspaper business of this locality
by supplying a paper every day in the year,
but it has shown its enterprise in repeatedly
furnishing important news in advance of all
HE GLOBE supplied, exclusively, the re
sult of the impeachment investigations of
the House committee, and promptly gave
the proceedings of all secret sessions in pn
nection therewith, whether of the committee
or House. All through the legislative ses
sion HE GLOBE reports have been notable
for their completeness and accuracy. Every
detail of interest in connection with the
Legislature has been furnished to the public
by THE GLOBE.
Yesterday morning HE GLOBE gave a full
record of all the bills passed during the
Legislative session, up to 4 o'clock a. m.a
record which included all but twenty of the
bills of the entire session. This was a feat
never before attempted. The slow old
newspapers have been in the habit of giving
such a record two or three days after the
final adjournment on Friday, while THE
GLOBE supplied it on Friday morning, and,
but for the exceptionally protracted all night
session would not have left even twenty to
be recorded in a subsequent issue.
The telegraphic news of HE GLOBE covers
the entire world and presents a daily com
pleted picture of all the happenings every
where, within the confines of civilization.
It is with no spirit of vain boasting that
HE GLOBE cites these facte. They are
facts worthy of attention and we point to
them, and numerous others which which
might be cited as evidences of the energy
and enterprise which characterizes and will
continue to characterize HE GLOBE
While the Nepeushan, Wis., anti-horse thief
association was in solemn consultation the
other day, a tramp made off with the fine team
and family carriage of the president of the as
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 8, 1878.
|fH E LE(&SLATpE.
CLOSING UF OF THE SESSION FOB
The JLast Hours of a Memorable Session-
The All-Nlgbt Record-Usual Tote of
Thanks, Speeches, Etc-Another Session
of the Impeachment Court and Adjourn
ment Until MayThe More Notable Inci
dents of the Last Day's Work.
The twentieth session of the Minnesota
Legislature is a thing of the past, except so
far as its acts have become a matter of record,
and enter into the future of the State, the
sine die adjournment taking place as per the
record at 12 m. noon yesterday, though, in
fact, it was about 5 o'clock when the last bill
was signed and the real adjourn
ment took place. The session
which has come to an end has been an
eventful one in many respects. Start
ing in with a prospect of being
a very tame if not stupid ses
sion, it has been one of the most exciting
since the good old territorial days when Joe
Roulette stole capitol removal bills. The
measures that gave this exciting interest to
the session are now for the most part, en
grafted upon the statutes of the State, and
whether they operate for the weal or woe of
the people will be demonstrated as the wheel
of time revolves. Whatever that verdict may
be, certain it is the members of the two
houses have had a very laborious and weary
ing session. Especially is this true of the
Senate and its leading committees. The
work of the judiciary committee,
particularly has been most trying
and important, and its members
are deserving well of the people of the
State. The committee are Messrs. Arm
strong, Nelson, Gilfillan, J. B., Edgerton,
Waite, Goodrich, McClure, Gilfillan, C. D.,
It is worthy of mention in this brief no
tice, that notwithstanding the very exciting
contests which took place over some of the
measures, personal good feeling and fairness
has characterized the entire session, and the
members return to their homes bearing
nothing but pleasant recollections of the
session and their associates.
The session has another special signifi
cance from the fact that it marks the close
of one era in the Legislature of the State,
and the inauguration of a new. Heretofore
Minnesota has enjoyed annual sessions, but
at the last election the people voted to change
to the biennial system and the next session
will be held under this law. As a conse
quence the entire Legislature is to be re
elected this fall. In our report yesterday of
the all day and all night session, we were
compelled to confine ourself strictly to routine
business. There was, bibwever, but little
else to record, beyond the fact that
the Senate had its business well closed, so
that its last hours were marked with no un
usual hurry. At twenty minutes to 12
o'clock midnight, the clock ceased to tick,
and remained silent until the adjournment
took place at 5 o'clock in the morning.
Much of the time during the last three hours
of the session was spent in recess, waiting
upon business from the House, the different
members principally spending such time in
looking after the condition of their measures
in the House. A little before 12 o'clock the
hospitable mine hosts of the Merchants,
Metropolitan, and other hotels set up gen
erous lunches in the various committee
rooms, to which most ample justice was done.
As per adjournment the Senate met a few
minutes past 10 o'clock to finish up the busi
ness of the session, and immediately resolved
itself into the high court of impeachment.
Senator Gilfillan introduced a resolution au
thorizing the subpoena of witnesses on order of
the managers of the trial, or the counsel for
Judge Page, and providing that the sergeant
at-arnas, or any person authorized to serve sub
poenas, may serve the same.
The resolution of the House conferring pow
er upon the managers to conduct the trial was
read, and nothing else suggesting itself of im
portance,the court adjourned. Under the reso
lution this adjournment is to the fourth
Wednesday in May.
THANKS TO THE LIEUT. GOVEBNOB.
Senator Morton offered a resolution thanking
President Wakefield for the able and impartial
manner in which he had performed the duties
of the office, which was adopted with a unan
imity which showed that it was not looked up
on by the members as a mere idle compliment,
but as an expression of endorsement and good
will for the very excellent gentleman whose
duty and pleasure it has been to preside over
their deliberations. President Wakefield ac
knowledged the compliment in a few fitting
remarks, closing with an expression of the hope
that the work of the session would prove to be
of such a character as to subserve the best in
terests of the State, meet the hearty endorse
ment of the people, and result in the return of
such as desired to the next session.
THE JUNIOR OFFICIALS.
Brother Johnson, the very efficient and ac
commodating secretary, and his brother offi
cials were handsomely complimented by reso
lution. The president and Secretary Johnson
put their sign manual to the last qf the en
rolled bills, when Senator C. D. Gilfillan, in
terrupting, addressed the president substan
tially as follows:
MB. PBESIDENT: lam commissioned by the
Senators to present you this likeness as a slight
testimonial of the esteem entertained by them
for yourself, not only as their presiding officer,
but also as a friend. Its colors are imperisha
ble, typical, we trust, of the regard held by my
associates and myself towards you. May the
original long continue its truthfulness to the
copy, and long continue to dwell in the land.
To the address Gov. Wakefield thus replied:
GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE: This is indeed a
surprise. The artist who produced the picture
that your generosity has tendered me, was un
known to me until his work had been com
pleted and when -I consented to it suspension
upon the walls of the Senate chamber, it was
with no thought that I should be its possessor
through your kindness. I do not BO much
value the gift for any intrinsic value it may
possess, as for the recognition its presentation
implies that my efforts to discharge
my duty have been in some measure
crowned with success. I shall preserve your,
testimonial with such care as I would give its
prototype, and while I live shall not forget the
honor you have this day done me.
Messrs. J. B. Gilfillan, Smith and Morton, of
the joint committee to wait upon the Governor,
returning and reporting no further communi
cation to make, at 12, noon, the President
brought down his gavel and declared the Senate
adjourned sine die.
^Among the funny incidents usual to the last
hours of the session, was the following bill,
which will be duly appreciated by the friends
of the parties named:
y,t j,A BILL TO. ENCOURAGE
contracts, grasshoppers and poetry.
SECTION 1.That the Governor of this State
be authorized to execute a contract with J. M.
Bowler and I.Donnelly to furnish for fifty
years, all the grasshoppers used in this State
said Bowler and Donnelly shall give bonds that
each grasshopper shall observe the Scrip
tural injunction to multiply and re
plenish the earth, but that no grasshoper
shall deposit in any one day more than a half
bushel of eggs, unless so authorized so to do by
a vote of three-fourths of the people of any or
ganized county in this State. Provided that
the provisions of this bill shall not apply to
the counties of Ramsey and Hennepin, nor to
Dodge or Kandiyohi counties, nor to the county
SEC. 2. The house committee on poetry and
prophesy, consisting of Messrs Campbell, Bow
ler and Dresbach, G. B., be instructed to in
quire into the question whether there WSB or
was hot a reflection upo manna in?tb
?b*tobfeninschool iip he* of debate
whata a 'Vretehed choice Tve wm*' il, il
and|f found gu%, that the said Campbell be
required to give bonds to hereafter treat the
gentler sex witlnhore teepee*, for his wtetry is
worse ^wn the daily Jungle at the- head of the
local department of thosJXtpateh.
The closing hours of the session were per
haps the most memorable for many years.
Throughout the night preceding the final ad
journment, the session continued, and lasted
until half-past six o'clock, when the trans
action of business was put a stop to by an
adjournment to 10 o'clock.
As intimated in yesterday's GLOBE, the ut
most good humor prevailed during the entire
night. Notwithstanding the inherent
tendency of the Minnesota legislators on the
closing night to raise the devil generally, and
make as much racket as possible, the speaker
managed them admirably and with even
hand so adjusted the reins that but little in
terruption ensued to the regular course of
Of course, great anxiety was manifested
throughout the night, by many members
who had "wo*dchucks" pending, to get
them before the House, and to this fact is
probably due a great proportion of the ob
struction met with in the transaction of
business. Strong competition was to be
noted throughout the night, among those
who had favorite measures to press, and, no
doubt, a great amount of ingenuity and tact
was resorted to, to get their bills acted upon.
While some were disappointed, many were
yet made happy, and left the capitol building
rejoicing and glad at heart. The adjourn
ment of the Senate at about 5 o'clock, put a
quietus upon all House bills unacted upon in
that body, and cleared the way for the more
rapid "putting through' of Senate bills
which had been passed there and sent to the
In a playful spirit on. Wednesday evening
the house committed the bill for the re
moval of the county seat of Lincoln county
to Messrs. Hinds and Giles of Scott county
as gentlemen fully competent to pass upon
the merits of county seat removals. Both
gentlemen submitted reports, and on Thurs
day evening sent them up to be read. The
report of Mr. Hinds in serio-comic vein
recommended the indefinite postponement
of the bill, while that of Mr. Giles took the
matter more in earnest and recommended
its passage, on the ground that the voters
of Lincoln county by a large plurality de
sired the county seat removed, and also on
the further ground that the privilege of
having it removed was accorded them by
the constitution. Evidently bearing in
mind his own bad luck in the county seat
contest of bis own county, Mr. Giles was
led to ask the House how it could consist
ently withhold from the people of Lincoln
county their just rights? To him it seemed
a burning shame for the House even for a
moment to question this.
This little incident revived old memories
of the struggle in which both these gentle
men figured so conspicuously, the details of
which have, from time to time, figured in
the columns of THE GLOBE. The opinion
of HE GLOBE on the merits of the county
seat fight is well known, but while on this
point it may not be out of place to say, that
no blame can possibly attach to Mr. Giles
for his failure to get his bill through. It
was no fault of his that the bill is not a law.
No man in Scott county, or in the State,
could have passed that bill against Mr. Hinds'
opposition, and if any such there be who
think otherwise, all THE GLOBE, which has
observed the contest in all its phases, can
say is that they are woefully mistaken.
From the very outset Mr. Hinds had deter
mined to defeat the bill, and to do this bent
every energy, and all the force of his vigor
ous and able mind. In addition to this there
was really considerable force in the objec
tions he urged against the removal, as beisg
a measure not calculated to bestow any benefit
upon the people. On the contrary, Mr. Giles
made the best use of the very appropriate
and telling fact that the people had the right
to vote upon it, and should be accorded the
That Mr. Giles failed was not unexpected
by those who watched the fight from the out
set. In personal intercourse with his fellow
members, Mr. Giles proved superior to bis
opponent, and to this fact is mainly due the
strength manifested by the bill in all its va
rious stages. Under all the circumstances,
Mr. Giles is entitled to great credit for the
manner in which he worked up his case, and
his constituents from Jordan and that sec
tion should certainly send him back next
winter, and incase they do it, THE GLOBE is
willing to go on record as making the pre
diction that the opportunity will be offered
them at the next election thereafter, to vote
upon the county seat removal question.
Until this time, the people of Jordan will
be compelled to bide their time and wait in
patience for tho good time coming. But
they should realize the fact that the passage
of their favorite measure against the skilled
tacticians of Shakopee, at the present ses
sion, was an absolute impossibility.
Early on Friday morning the House took
up and passed without comment or debate
a resolution similar to that passed by the
Senate relative to expunging from the jour
nal of 1875 the resolution of censure of Wm.
S. King. The effort to pass a resolution of
similar character in both the sessions of
1876 and 1877 had failed, but as before
stated, the matter provoked no discussion
when effered by Mr. Sabin and was prompt
By half-past six o'clock the house was
pretty well tired out and there remained few
or no measures or "woodchucks" of import
ance that had not been passed or laid away
forever. Some few were, however, anxious
to continue the session, but these were over
ruled, and as the tired members sallied out
of the dusky halls of the Capitol, they were
greeted by the glistening beams of
The powerful King of Day
Rejoicing in the East."
The meeting at 10 o'clock, and what was
then done is fully set forth in the regular
report below, and need not be here referred
to. The doings of the third House were
not specially interesting or witty. One or
two pretty good hits were made such as a
bill to prevent mules and asses running into,
in and around the capitol, upon which some
member suggested it would be well to defer
the operation of the law until the members
had gotten home. Another resolved that
the handsome Engrossing Clark, Geo. E.
McKibben be sent to the Paris exposition,
and "exhibited as an elegant specimen of Min
nesota infante." A third wanted to inform
the "gentlemen in the lobby that the State
treasury was empty," while a fourth resolved
that on the day of judgment the House
would all be in favor of a suspension of
By 7 o'clock the Hall was well nigh de
sertedonly the speaker and some three or
four members being present, awaiting the
slow process of enrollment which was not
concluded until some three hours later,
when the Legislature was formally adjourned
Thus closed the twentieth session of the
Minnesota Legislature. Whatever may be
said of its work, or the character of the legis
lation it produced, and upon this point it is
too early to express an intelligent opinion,
there can be no doubt that in point of in
telligence, efficiency, industry and general
attention to business, the House stood with
out a peer in the history of the State. Its
officers from speaker Gilman down to the
lowest grade were faithful and competent,
and in the discharge of their duties gave
About 10:30 yesterday morning Speaker Gil
man called the House to order and shortly af
terwards called Mr. Giles, of Scott, to the chair.
,|y5peaker Gilman left the chair, Mr. Bowier,
afRenville, came forward and addressing Mr!
Oilman, presented him with one of Zimmer^
man's legislative groups of the largest size, and
elegantly framed. In making the presenta
tion, Major Bowler stated that the picture had
been presented as a token of appreciation by
his fellow members of the Speaker's faithful
and impartial discharge of duty in the respon
sible position to which he nad been called.
SPEAKER OILMAN'S SPEECH.
In accepting the handsome gift Speaker Gil
man spoke as follows:
GENTLEMEN: The present and the circum
stances of its presentation incline me to silence
rather than to words, which can but feebly ex
press my feeling upon this manifestation of
your appreciation of my services as your pre
Nothing within your power of bestowal could
have been so acceptable. After our separation,
so soon to take place, our meeting hereafter is
perhaps a matter of great uncertainty.
But, while I am permitted to do so, I shall
hold this picture as one of my dearest treasures.
I shall take frequent satisfaction in looking
upon it, and in reconsidering and reviewing the
various scenes of this exciting but pleasant
Its faithful portrayal will enable me to carrj
in my mind a recollection of your faces, and I
shall, in afar greater degree of certainty, carry
in my heart the most pleasant recollections of
our intercourse here, and of the kindnesses re
ceived at your hands.
The proceeding of the traditional third
House were then inaugurated and all sorts of
motions, resolutions, bills, etc., funny and
otherwise were introduced and read. After Mr.
Giles had occupied the chair for some time,
Mr. Bowler, of Renville, took the speaker's
stand, and the fun was proceeded with. Messrs.
Johnson and Rahilly were appointed pages,
and for a time were kept busy in taking up
bills and other papers to the speaker's chair.
After this had proceeded for some
time, Speaker Gilman rose and said
this had been a most extraordinarily
pleasant session. He thanked the House
for the great degree of courtesy which had been
extended him throughout the entire session.
He had taken, as was well known, the position
of speaker without experience in parliamentary
rules, but on all occasions it was exceedingly
gratifying to acknowledge the assistance given
him by the members, more especially by Mr.
Morse, who had invariably given him honest,
fair and candid advice, regardless of his own
interests. It was not often that a session in
which questions arose involving so much inter
est and anxiety passed off without bitterness.
He believed that there did not exist in the
heart of any man here a feeling of bitterness.
He had no occasion for any complaint
against any member, nor did he believe any
member had any against him. He hoped all
could say he had acted impartially and justly.
That was all he could hope for. Again he
thanked the House for the courtesies extended.
It would be the lot of a few to come back, but
only a few. He hoped all those who wished to
come back would have the pleasure of meeting
THE SPEAKER COMPLIMENTED.
Mr. Purdie offered the following resolution:
liesohxd, That the thanks of this House are
due and are hereby tendered to the Hon. Chas.
A. Gilman for the able, efficient, patient and
impartial manner in which he has discharged
his duties as its presiding officer.
Mr. Stone seconded the resolution and said
that the simple fact that the decision of the
chair had never been appealed from was an
enduring compliment, and showed that Speak
er Gilman's decisions had always been right.
MR. HINDS TALKS A LITTLE.
Mr. Hinds was called for and said he had not
had much to say this winter. For weeks he
had kept his seat and said nothing. It was
only on one or two occasions that he had had
anything to say. He concurred heartily in the
statements of the resolution. The Speaker's
rulings had been almost invariably conceded
by members to be correct. He concurred in
the import of the resolution. This session had
been passed without any reference to politics.
Perhaps but few members knew the politics of
The resolution was adopted unanimously.
THE OFFICERS ENDORSED.
Mr. Hicks offered the following resolution
Resolved, That the thanks of this House are
hereby tendered to our chief clerk and his able
and efficient corps of assistants for their efficient
and industrious attenton to business and cour
teous bearings to the members.
Mr. Hicks concurred in the statements of
both resolutions. He paid a high compliment
to both the speaker and the chief clerk.
THE CHIEF CLERK'S RESPONSE.
Chief Clerk Flower said he could not permit
this occasion to pass without returning his
heartfelt thanks, and those of his assistants to
the members for their kind consideration. He
assured the House that he appreciated the com
pliment paid him and them. He had even been
ttreated with leniency. He had always found
members willing to excuse all mistakes, and
would again thank the House for its kind con
The resolution was amended so as to include
the sergeant and assistant sergeant-at-arms,
and then passed unanimously.
THE REPORTERS COME IN ALSO.
Mr. McDermott offered the following resolu
tion, which was adopted:
Rejoined, That the thanks of this House are
hereby tendered to the gentlemanly, courteous
and efficient reporters for their able, thorough
and impartial manner in which they have dis
charged their duties. BUSINESS RESUMED.
The House then concurred in the Senate mes
sage for adjournment and also for the appoint
ment of a committee of three to inform the
Governor that the House was ready to adjourn
and awaited any communication he might
have to make. Messrs. Allred, Tompkins and
Cowing were aopointed such committee on the
part of the House.
And so the love feast continued. Messrs.
Colvill, Bowler, W. M. Campbell, Dresbach,
G. B., Ladd, Feller, Rahilly and others v. ere
called for and made brief speeches in which the
compliments of the occasion were freely in
dulged, and every speaker expressed himself as
highly satisfied with his own deportment and
that of his neighbor during the session.
At precisely 2:40 o'clock the last bill was
signed and Speaker Gilman forthwith declared
the twentieth session of the Minnesota Legisla
ture adjourned sine die.
Sound Democratic SentimentThr
To the Editor of THE GLOBE.
The late declaration of the workingmen's
union, that "all that honorable men ask and
desire to receive before the law is justice and
equality," certainly expresses in brief gene
ral terms the true sentiment which should
control all legislation. It embodies the es
sential idea of sound democracy in govern
ment, "equal and exact justice to all." This
should, in view of the just demands of social
welfare, be the prime aim and purpose of all
laws,and an observance of this principle would
preclude all class legislation. The union
happily struck the true key-note of a
true and just political sentiment, and its
soundness should commend it to the appro
bation of all worthy classes of our people,
the great working class doing manual
labor and intermediate to the drone classes.
This expression merits a general response
from from all the great labor classes of the
country, before whose overpowering weight
all inimical legislation would end.
The immense amount of legislation during
the last half century has been princi
pally in the interest of those classes
who do not put their hands to
manual labor, but speculate upon it and
reap the profits thereof. The work
ing man is necessarily honest. His voca
tion tends necessarily to cherish a disposi
tion to honesty and confidence, while many
other pursuits, unfortunately, tend to awak
en and incite a disposition of avarice be
yond the limits of honest remunerative
The decided condemnation of certain
laws bearing unjustly and oppressively upon
the interests of the laboring men, is more
than justified by practical results, and the
excessive weight must, as a matter of course
be borne by the laboring classes. Hence if
they would seek relief they must take
the matter in hand, unite themselves
in an active movement and enforce their just
demands- This union is a good beginning
in the right direction but a vigilant circum
spection will be required that the honest
masses be not beguiled and misled in the in
terest of demagogues. A patient, persistent
effert will no doubt lead to good results.
Compensation in the public service should
be somewhat proportioned to that for equal
service in private employment. Were this
rule adopted, there would be less scrambling
for office, less inducement to debauch the
Let the workingmen not "grow weary in
well doing." They should make themselves
felt in our city elections as a first step in the
road to reform. N. T. HAUSER.
Frank JRande in Prison.
The arrival of Frank Rande, the murderer,
at the Joliet penitentiary, on a life sentence,
is thus described in a special to the Chicago
The pleasant little city was reached a little
after three o'clock, and the party immediate
ly conveyed to the prison, where Mr. Mc
Claughrey and Mr. Mueller, and two or three
other officials were in waiting at the door to
receive them. Rande looked about curiously
as he walked up the steps, and inspected the
group quite as though their respective posi
tions were reversed. Without delay he was
taken to the reception-room and formally
delivered o^ er to receiving officer Murrey,
a quiet, colorless little gentleman, with
a wonderful memory for faces and names.
As he walked along, Rande told Warden Mc
Claughrey that he intended to write his his
tory before leaving the place. ''We have no
place for writing histories here,'' observed
Even at this place, where the officers aie
in the habit of seeing criminals of the worst
sort, where their coming and going is a mat
ter of everyday busine.s8, and not to be re
R\NDE*S ARKn iL
excited a little ripple of interest. They all
came in to have a httle look at him.
He was made to unload his pockets of all
the traps he had in them a queer collec
tion, in which were a box of blacking and a
blacking-brush, two boxes of figs, a handful
of corn, a lot of letters, a dozen or so ot
photographs (one of a lady among them),
two or three pamphlets, bits of lead-pcnciK
a piece of string and a lot of other truck.
"Strip," said Mr. Murrey.
"Must I take off everything?" lie asked.
HE STRIPPED STARK NiKfcT).
and a stocky-looking animal he was as he
stood there looking on too pleasantly at the
by-standing officers and assisting convicts.
The wound the leg, received in the pawn
shop fight, was blotchy and brown: and other
marks elsewheie on his carcass showed
where misdirected bullets had at %anotiH
times entered and criminally failed to kill.
The receiving officer looked under his arm
pits, between his toes and in his mouth: and
then motioned him towaid a bath tub that
had been filled with tepid water, toward
which he ran with a sprightly step, and
plunged in. A comict supplied him with
soap, and, when he had bathed, took hixn to
the other bide of the room and gave htm a
suit of clothes to wear tcmpoiarily. As he
was about this business he observed the
group of gentlemen inspecting the trash be
had brought with him, and partly protested
that they had no right to do it. Being
formed that they had. he gritted his teetli.
PUT ON HIS CLOTHLS.
From this he was taken tow hat is known
as the wash-room, and theie he was slmed
by a colored convict, a baiber. He sighed
as he got into the chair, and observed that
he didn't like to lose his beard (which he had
combed "for the last time,'" lie said, on the
train). It came off, ntvertheless, and in
fifteen minutes he got up again, hornbly
changed in appearance. A moie fiendish
face than his, wath the beaid off, no human
eye ever rebted upon. The lower jaw is
heavy set, and the chin piotiudes an inch
almost beyond the lower hp. The mouth is
small, and would be shapely were it not for
the slightly drooping corners, in each of
which a thousand devils linger. The chi ek
bones are prominent, and thus the bulgy
forehead acquires hideousness fiom the ab
sence of the "cowlick" that used to stand up
from it. The eyes are sharp and restless,
and the teeth, wMch are bud and broken,
show through the lips demoniacal)} when he
that he was with hair and btaid full grown,
without them he is hideous and frightful.
No man could look upon that face without ft
feeling of antipathy.
His regular suit of striped clothing was
given him when he had been shaved. He
was particular in selecting it, and especially
careful to gft a cap that would fit him
Dressed complete and gieatlj alteredbut
not for the betterhe approached Mr. Mur
rey under guidance of the convict who had
helped him in his toilet. He had something
in his hand, which Mr. Murrey took from
him. It's my beard," said he. The officer
put it upon his desk and said nothing, but
reached for his measure and took his height.
This ascertained, he
as to his name, birth place, habits and so on,
noting the answers on a blank.
"Married.'"' asked the officer.
"Well,"' said he with a nervous laugh
was married, but I belie\e my wife'n
another husband at present.*'
"Then at present you are unmarried?"
"Yes."" "Children?'" "I've got one child and a step-son:
might say two children.''
"W'hat are your habits?"'
"Teetotaler. Ne^cr drink, nor smoke,
"Doctor!" baid Mr. Murrey, and a bright,
cheerful young gentleman stepped foiwaid.
Rande was ordered to bare his arm for
"Can't you vaccinate the othpr arm he
asked "this one's lame."
"The left arm." stohdlj repeated Mr.
He set his jaw and bared his left arm.
The operation was performed in a twinkling.
and the guard was about to take him aw aj
to "the solitary," when Mr. Mnrrey observed
something in his hand again. Examination
revealed that it was his beard.
"Give it to me," said the officer.
"Let me keep that, I want to send it away
in a letter," he pleaded.
"We'll take care of it,'" replied the officer,
and laid it upon the desk again.
Then, without more ado, the "brilliant and
daring bandit of the Wabash." the sneak
thief and cowardly murderer, the skulk, the
tramp, the ex-convict of Michigan City, the
"pawn-shop fiend," Charles A. Scott, Charles
Van Zandt, Frank Durand and Frank Randf.
all rolled into one and labe'ed No. 1,676, and
looking exceedingly inglorious after all his
bluster and blasphemy, was bundled off to a
The placer diggings of the Black Hills
yielded about $4,000,000 worth of gold.
At Pensacola, Florida, a few daj ago. there
was at one time loading and unloading 113 \e*--
sels of all rigs.
An organization of spirituah.,tb ib being
formed to locate in the agricultural region of
the Black Hills.
The speaker of the Louisiana House is paid at
the rate of $24 a daywhen there are any funds
in the State treasury.
Some idiot has offered Lord Dunmore 552,-
500 for one of his young cows provided she is
accompanied by a heifer calf.
Eight express messengers in Peuusylvania
last week checked and receipted for a boy, sent
express from Doyleston to White HaTen.
The owners of the Canard line would
glad to have the British government take a few
of their old steamships at round prices for war