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WHICH WOULD SEEM TO BE HIS
CONDITION FROM HIS HOOKS.
Another Day' Racke at the Asylum Ac
countsKen Think it's Al Righ but
Don' Mak it Clear by a Good Dea
--Th Committe Corner the Old Man
Badly-His Examinatio not Ended
The committee of investigation met again
yesterday morning at the capitol, according
to adjournment. Immediately upon assem
bling, Senator Doran called Mr. Kerr's at
tention to his scrip book, and the stubs of
scrip issued. There were pointed out to
him many discrepancies between them
which he said must have arisen from some
mistake on hi? part.
Mr. DoranBut you say the scrip book is
copied from the stubs.
Mr. KerrYea but I probably made some
mistakes in transferring the numbers.
He was given time to look over and ar
range. Meantime Mr. llugg was- called to
MB. H. P. BTJGO SWOEN.
Reside at St. Paul since 18G8 had business
with the asylum was employed by Mr.were
Leahy up to 1870, when I bought Mr. Leahy
Milwauker house paperecognizeme shown e .,xtmau,
a copy of any of our bi'ls have not the
books referring to hospital matters they
are in Milwaukeo or destroyed received some
scrip from Mr. Leahy much was said about
the bill it was large made a contract to
put in heating apparatus and plumbing
when the job was complete it was to be paid
the whole amount don't remember the
fina.l. Rettlement when he bought Leahy out
the work was not completed we had several
contracts can give no dates without refer-
ring to books.
Mr. DoranTha is all, Mr. Rugg. If
you have no books we can't arrive at any-
Mr. KerrI have looked over the scrip.
I think you will find the amounts will
correspond, if ttio numbers do not. I can't
tell how the numbers got mixed up there
has evidently been some blander.
Senator Doran I wiuh we could get at
this matter of $1,394.
Mr. KerrI am confident that this is all
Mr. DoranYo took this $20 0 in scrip,
did you not?
Mr. KerrYes, that was part of my
Mr. DoranDi you enter it up i your
Mr. KerrIt is entered up as part of the
expenses. There is a voucher for every
issue of scrip.
Mr. DoranIf so, where are the vouchers
for the $1,394?
Mr. KerrThat is involved in payments
made at different times to the current fund.
There are no vouchers for it distinctively,
but I am confident that it is all right.
Mr. DoranTha is all right, Mr. Kerr
now to this matter of interest. Have you
any voucher to show that it v/as paid?
Mr. KerrYes. I entered my voucher for
the whole amount of interest.
Mr. DoranBu the law requires that you
should file the original vouchers of the party
receiving the money. I would have beeii
well for you to have carried out the law.
Mr. Kerr's attention was next called to
the balance sheet of 1871. Treasurer's petty
account is entered $57.13, making the ac-
count exactly balance. Mr. lVerr explained
that was taken from the current fund to
make up deficiency. Th answer was con
Mr. Rice directed his attention to Ash's
bill for brick, etc. Voucher showing .f 5,241.-
01 paid him Bu Ash's vouchers showed
$1,200 !B(!27 and $80 0 to have been paid
only. Mr. Kerr explained the other was paid
for in wood, which was equal to cash.
Mr. JtticfeBut you have the whole in one
Toucher and the separate vouchers for
same amount, making a double entry
Mr. KerrOnly the one amount is posted
up in the ledger or appears in any of the
books. This was found to be so.
Mr. Rice asked an explanation of the
fact that after the final settlement the board
had allowed Mr. Ash $200
Mr. Kerr explained that at the final set-
tlemen Mr. Ash wauted $80 0 or $1,00 0 for
leveling the brick yard. Th board would
not make the allowance, and Mr. Ash gave
his receipt for a final settlement.
Aftewards the trustees decided to give Ash
$20 0 as compensation for leveling the yard.
Fro inquiries made by Mr. Rice it was
elicited from Mr. Kerr that the trustees not
only bought the machinery of Mr. Ash after
he had used it for a year but actually paid
for the freight on the machinery.
Mr. Doran asked if it was not a fact that
the $20 0 allowed Ash was not to help Gar-
diner and others out with Mr. Ash, who
owed them money
Mr. Kerr (emphatically)No, sir.
Mr. MortonWas it not a fact that Mr.
Ash was owing the asylum at the time of
the final settlement?
Mr. Kerr thought perhaps he did.
Mr. MortonWa it not a fact that the
hospital bought the machinery of Ash so as
put themselves straight with him?
Mr. Kerr could not say. All knew
was Ash owed him (Kerr) at the time.
Mr. Rice directed Mr. Kerr's attention to
the "pay roll" for August, I860. A discrep-
ancy of $20 0 existing, two vouchers for the
amount, one having the figures changed.
Th roll showed $1,026.37. The back isen-
dorsed $1,220.37. Th voucher is also
changed from $1,020.37 to $1,220.37. These
were shown to Mr. Kerr two days ago by
Mr. Smith he could not account for it. Th
other voucher now was missing, and Mr.
Kerr on his examination wanted to see the lost
voucher. insisted on its being produced.
acknowledged seeing it and also con-
fessed that the figures were altered he saw
it day before yesterday, but he would say
nothing till it was found. After a diligent
search the missing voucher was found. I
was submitted to Mr. Kerr, and the figures
were placed under a glass, and Mr. Kerr ac-
knowledge the figures had been changed to
$1,226.37. knew nothing about itf Mr.
Couplin made it out. Would not say Mr.'
Couplin made the change. Th book was
also changed and made $20 0 more. Th
pay roll was his certificate to pay bv. Mr
Couplin made out the pay roll.
Mr. Morton aaked if Mr. Kerr was in tho
habit of lookiug over the pay roll.
Mr. KerrYes, sir.
Mr. MortonIt is a fact, Mr. Kerr, that
of all the pay rolls, we have not found two
without some error. That $200 ought to on the book.
have appeared when you made the final set
tlement that year.
Mr. KerrIt might.
Mr. MortonIf it did not appear, Mr.
Kerr, you kept your books
most outrageously. We have to
find yet a single instance where the mistake
is on the other sidethat is when the State
has been the one to gain. In every one of
and the State the loser. The amounts are
small, it is true, but such are the facts.
nor can anybody account for it It a'int to
be accounted for.
The committee then took a recess.
On the assembly of the committee at the
afternoon session, Mr. Doran asked the
stenographer, Mr. Stone, to read over that
part of the evidence relating to the pay roll
and vouchers which had been changed. This
was done at length, Mr. Kerr listening at
tentively to the reading. At the conclusion
he said he he did not know that he could
make any other statement thad he had.
Sometimes Mr. Couplin would hand me a
pay roll to pay from, and it was my custom
to add them up to see if they were correct.
He did not know if he had the two at the
same time. He thought he had taken
the one and copied the figures on the back
of the other. The more he tried to explain
the more inexplicable it seemed to be.
disclaims 1 all knowledge of the change of
Mr. MortonBut you did not pay out the
Mr. KerrNo. I can see plainly that I
have posted up $200 too much.
MK. COUPLIN, SWOEN, SAID.*
out was in charge of the St. Paul business
i i. i.u Mr.. Uouplinit is my custom to make
some of the asylum business was done at the
I made out these pay rolls they are in my
handwriting they are made in pencil
the'original figures are $1,026.27 I cannot
say if I made the change it is so long
ago, but that 2 does not look like the figures
I generally make. I think the two pay rolls
made out at the same time.
Mr. KerrI think at times you were too
busy to make out the duplicate.
Mr CouplinI is my custom to make
Jtyo roll a
A first I made out bu
.u..w~ "v, j^ mm ovep you AtI out DUt
one of ou bills cannot it atis alnot as JLITSiCo nplB
much of the trouble.
these instances you have been the gainer way of detecting these errors aUeast onTa
and the Stat the loser Th amounts n.
Mr. KorrI don't know whether that is
BO or not.
have a dealdothetime to it.
Here is an error of $200 bodily put in there,
substituted for the correct amount$200
bodily taken from the treasury and never
found out all these years.
Mr. KerrI can't account for it.
Mr.-MortonYou can't account for it
iout yo ante a dupl i
cate, I usehde tnov makFea thaew two adt theh same
time. My attention has never been called
to an error in either of these pay rolls I
have never seen it since I handed it to Mr.
Mr. DoranMr. Keir, were you in the
habi[ti of keeping your private account at the
Mr. KerrIt was very seldom I had money
in the bank to my own name Fo all these
years it was only once or twice I had money
in the bank.
Mr. DoranBu here is $20 0 must be at
some one's credit.
Mr. KerrIt was my custom to try to bal-
ance my bank account once a vear.
Mr. DoranLe me see the closing of
your account with the bank inj.869
Mr. KerrThis is the only record I have
(producing bank cash book). There are my
Whil Mr. Doran was looking through the
bank cash book (not a book supplied by the
bank, but one of Mr. Kerr's) Mr. Rice
directed Mr. Kerr's attention to voucher 284,
pointing out to him that $64.10 was due Mr.
Conrad Smith, that $32.8 3 has been added
after the receipt was signed, making the
amount $90.93 Th receipt is for $64.10.
Th amount carried to the ledger is $96.93.
Mr. KerrIt is evident that it is wrong
that amount has been entered twice.
Mr. Doran called Mr. Kerr's attention to
the balance of $126.10 not carried forward
and the $20 0 mistake the pay
roll, making $326.10 not accounted
for. asked Mr Kerr how
he can account for that money said he
could not account for it. had all the
time thought it right.
Mr. DoranIf you were $200 or
ahead would you not be likely to know?
Mr. KerrI should know at tho end of
the year if all ot the vouchers were in, but I
don't know at any time at the end of the
financial year that I ever had a settlement
at the bank.
Mr. Morton thought that not having a
settlement with the bank accounted for
Mr. MortonWhat appears very singular
to me is, Mr. Kerr, how you could be hun
dreds of dollars ahead of the State and not
know. Ho that you could not know it
when as you stated at St. Peter that you
often anticipated your salary because you
needed money, puzzles me
Mr. Doran addressing Mr. Kerr, stated
that it was a painful matter for him to find
these mistakes and charges. Ther are
errors against the State of $126 $200 $130
$150, and several others pointed out to you
to-day. do yon acknowledge that it is not
thetha committee's fault that these errors are
Mr. KerrNo. I confess these mistakes
Mr. DoranThen you owe the State that
Mr. KerrI suppose soit appears so
Mr. Kerr was next asked about his con
nection with certain transactions relating to
estates of deceased patients.
Mr. DoranHave you usually been ap
pointed guardian to estates of deceased per
Mr. KerrI have been guardian twice.
One has been settled up, but not the other.
In the case of Nelson there is property
enough to settle up everything. There was
nearly a year I should have been out of
pocket, and the asylum advanced me money
to pay lawyers and expenses, and when I got
some money I refunded $45.
Mr. RiceI understood Dr. Bartlett to say
that you had collected some $500 in that
estate three years ago and the asylum had
been to an expense of $120, and you had re
funded $45 only.
Mr. KerrThat estate can return all the
Mr. RiceBut the point is, you have the
money, and why not pay it in?
Mr. KerrThat's all right.
Mr. MortonI don't think it's all right, if
you have had the money. Is that money in
Mr. MortonWhere has it been invested?
Mr. KerrIt has been lent to that's
my private matter.
Mr. MortonIt is your private matter,
but it is a public matter so far as the ex
penses incum-d by the asylum. Do you re
fuse to answer that question? You have a
perfect right to rofuse to answer.
Mr. KerrIt is my own private business.
It was shown from the asylum books tkat
,Mr. Kerr had received $700 from the estate
of Charles Nelson that the State had paid
$134.55 expenses, and Mr. Kerr had refund
Mr. DoranWhen you had this money
wculd it not be aright thing to expect that
you would have refunded the expenses paid
by the State long before this?
Mr. KerrI almost wonder Mr. Dryer had
not called my attention to it.
Mr. DoranMr. Dryer had nothing to do
[Mr. Dryer assured the reporter he did
not know Mr. Kerr had got the money.]
Mr. Doran again directed Mr. Kerr's at
tention to the difference in interest on scrip.
Mr. KerrI don't know. I thought it
Mr. DoranYou paid these amounts only
Mr. KerrIt arpears so from that. If I
had all my bank checks I might say if it is
right, but I can't to-day. There is an error
in footing ($120 against the State.)
Mr. MortonSupposing the amount was
$1,000, would you have known it?
Mr. KerrI suppose a large amount would
be seen at once.
Mr. MortonBut there should be some
Som further conversation took place be
tween air. Kei and Senator Doran
upon tho matter of interest and upon the
"i"" miiLttH- ui iuieresi an a upo tne
is true an committee balance of $222.73, Mr. Kerr persisting that
he could only account for the latter not
being carried forward from the supposition
that the trustees had voted him $300 as
compensation for services.
On motion of Senator Morton the con
vention adjourned till 9 o'clock this morn
~&i i wZ
ALL OF THE LEADING ONES IN THE
COUNTRY COME TO ST. PAUL.
A Ter Pleasan Excursio PartyThe
Ar Happy Themselve and Mak Ever
Body Els SoA Presentatio "Which
Wa Sweetnes Long Drawn OatHom
Our city and onr neighbor, Minneapolis,
wete visited yesterday by a distinguished ex
cursion party. They came from all parts of
the country. Flowery Florida and the Gran
ite and Green Mountain States had their
representatives. The joyous party was com
posed of members of the convention of general
railroad passenger agents. The convention
was held in Chicago, and after its adjourn
ment the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
railroad tendered the convention en masse a
free ride to the Northwest. Thirty-three
availed themselves of the opportunity "to
come West," The excursion wa3
placed under the management of
Messrs. J. M. Everest and A. Hoppy, of the
C. M. & St. Paul R. R. As hosts, they have
nobly acquitted themselves, is the general
verdict. Wednesday night the party passed
through our city, and commenced "to do"
Minneapolis in the true excursion style. The
open mouth wonder of these far East and
far down South people contiuued yesterday
At 11:1u5 o'clock. A. M. they were gotten to-
XIL n.iu tiuuis A. m. mey were goiie 10- *'p post,
gether from all corners of "the compass, and
ride or you can walk, see the city and its
environs, if you want to. And they all
Some went to the suburbs, others took in
it T!n- -i ui.
admired and severall tented thoe beer Tho v._ L
and anxious fnrr tbe n font, +v^ nextt feature of the
pleasure jaunt. The hour of 6 o'clock came
and the important feature of the day's pleas
ure, "supper," was announced. And the
caution was given, "You haven't got a week
to eat in."
"We are railroad men and can do the job
in twenty minutes," was the answer.
Col. Allen had prepared an elegant supper
for his guests. The scene at the supper ta
ble was a lively one. It was eat andto
talk. Everybody seemed equal to the
occasion, in doing justice to the meal, and
in frequently giving expression to their ex
After supper there was a hurry to catch
the train, and the gay party got away at 7:40
o'clock. The excursionists had made many
friends here, and before the train
drew out there was a great
amount of handshaking, and the return of
thanks for hospitaiity generously extended.
As the engine steamed up, and the special
cars moved along in front of the depot, the
excursionists favored the assembled citizens
with an impromptu song, the rethe
frain of which, vigorously expressed, was:
We've had a bully good time.
WHO COMPOSED THE PAETY.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
management extended an invitation to the
whole convention. The invitation was ac
cepted by thirty-three members, and they
added to the party numerous guests, making
the number reach the figure of half a hun
dred in all.
Among those who took part in the grand
affair were the followiug:
Gen. Passenger Agent George L. Connor, of
the Fall River steamship packet line F. E.
Fowler, Northern Pacific J. G. Everest, M.
& St. P. W. R. Danley, N. C. & St. L. W. G.
Coleman, A. G. & W. I. T. R. W., Jacksonville,
Fla. A. O. McDonald, Fernandina, Fla. Eu
gene Allen, Fernandina, Fla. 8. W. Manning,
YVorcis e-, Mass. J. A. Kingsbury, Marietta, O.
W. F. Emerson, Woicester, Mass. John Clark,
Jacksonville, Fla. M. C. Smith, New York
A. Hopper, C. M. & St. P., Chicago L. M.
Cole, B. &. D. R. It. E. H. Talbott, Railway
Age. Chicago C. E. Follett, Vandalia Pioute,
St. Louis T. F. Allen, Official Guide, Phila
delphia D. M. Zimmermann, Camden & At
lantic railroad, Philadelphia C. T.
Spaulding, Ne London, Conn.
H. A. Kimball, Boston and New York Air Line
JohnT Sawyer, Portland, Me. Nat. C. Kay,
Burlington, la. Ed. A. Ray, New Haven, Conn.
J. W. Thomas, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn. T. R.
Tannatt, Oregon Steamship line, Portland,
Oregon T. W. Venneman. Evansville, Ind. E.
A. Ford, Iron Mountain load, St. Louis
Thomas Barry, & O. R. R.
John Sproull, Illinois Central R. R.
S. W. Cuminings, Central Vermont road, Mont
pelier, Vt. L. Little, H. P. & F. R. R. Theo.
H. Lee, Continental Bank Note company, New
Last but not least, the ladies who graced the
prolonged occasion with their presence, and
added greatly to the pleasure of the journev
were: Misses M. Davis, Philadelphia, and
Blanche Abel, Evansville, Ind. Mrs. L. M.
Cole, Baltimore Mrs. Talbott, Chicago- Mrs'
Charles E. Fallett, St. Louis Mrs. Dadmun,
Philadelphia Mrs. C. F. Spaulding, New Lon
don, Conn. Mrs. Kimball, New Haven Mrs.
Zimmermann, Philadelphia Mrs. Kingsbury
Marietta, O. Mrs. M. E. Shipman, Mrs. Hoppy'
Chicago Mrs. E A. Ford, St Louis
Mrs. John Clark and Miss Lizzie F. Clark
Fernandina, Fla. Mrs. Tannatt, Portland, Ore
gon Miss Emma J. Curamings, Montpelier
Vt., and Mrs. Kay. New Haven, Conn.
These merry folk assembled for a good
time, and had it most effectually. Mr. Geo.
B. Hall, Northern passenger agent of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, was
untiring in his attentions. He accompanied
them to this city, and bade his host of new
friends adieu at the depot. They were pro
fuse in their good words to their genial
At Minnehaha the excursionists were
greeted warmly, and were begged to get off.
The refusal came hard, bnt it had to be
done. A happy and amusing incident hap
pened here. Several of the Minnehaha
night's trip on th Fall riveir line o*steamers
between New York and Boston, called Mr.
George Conners, the agent,
out. came smilingly the
front. Mr. Talbott, Railway ^.stepped
towards him, with his hands behind his back.
and sacked the head of his cane.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, FRIDAYBTOBNTTNG, SEPTEMBER 20, 1878.
wns the belle of the party. "I have got her
shawl en my arm," he added, and then
started off to escort her to the train, before
some duffer got ahead of him.
The party will breakfast this morning at
Portage and reach Chicago this afternoon.
There they separate.
HEBE, YOUR HONOR.
A Part of Vag Sent to the Stone Pile
Anothe Chapter of the Alberteon-McGil
ladies who had enjoyed the""in^T^ ^^.S^-pL^jiS&^-SK
Mr. Jerrv S. Conghlin was the conductor
&!3S^I-^K^ his efforts to serve and oblige the excursion
ists. Jerry is always popular and the very
beau ideal of a conductor.
One of the young men, in a great burst of
confidence, had lots of good words to speak
of all the ladies, but stated to the GLOBE
T^Vi i'\M4tu& i Swi\
Imaatta.tMte M) of WM-^ j^fii-aJSSX SJSS'
Capron, the vag arrested by Officer De
Corsey, told Judg Flint he was no va but
an honest man from Michigan. had
worked at the Clark house, Minneapolis,
during the fair, and was in search of work
here when the "Cop run him in. Th judge
gave him work for two weeks at the stone
J. Keilly, another vag, met with the same
fate, as he could not raise the necessary $10
James Cowley, the man with the primitive
fiddle, when asked if he, too, was not a vag,
said, "your honor, I'm guilty, but if ye'll
plase extind your climincy, I'll not be guilty
again but inexorable justice meeted out to
the luokless disciple of Peganmni the two
weeks' stone bruising given to his confreres.
John Hughes was a "citizen of Minneapolis
of fifteen years standing, he said, and it was
an indignity to call him a vag. He was go
ing to Hastings to husk corn, and would
start right away if his honor would let him.
Instead of husking corn he was sent to the
bull pen to thresh niggerheads for two weeks.
John Jackson, a bruised faced individual
who looked as though he had
a y^^A-A _: 4.,-* a drunkjusta a 1-e-e-tle.
in a body boarded the special train for St ITw^^T
Paul. Arriving here at 1:15 o'clock P.M. the miles out of town.
inner man was refreshed by a well served
dinner at the palatial hotel of the Northwest,
DOING THE CTTX.
After this, what next? was the inquiry,
which had an answer in a long line of car
riages drawn up in front of the hotel. You
th.e city. Lak,e Como was visited, th,e scenery Miss Maryouvwcu beyondma endurance,n teensin* and tested The
water in the lake, the scenery and the beer
were pronouncedsplendid. The beer in
the city received its due amount of praise,
as did the sights and scenes made
by nature or moulded by man. All returned
to the Merchants hotel Shout 5 o'clock, ready ^^^^"^^bT S.
he deserved, when he
uuuu uo ua
supposedi ha a little
a farmerH who lives twelve
Fined- $3 and $2.85
osts Prisoner handing over a $5 bill said:
This is all I've got I will call in when I
come to town and pay the balance." He
was allowed to go his way rejoicing.
N. Schiltz, runner for the St. Paul house,
was fined $10 and costs for disorderly con
duct. The hearing showed up one of those
phases of the runner nuisance which is con
tinually disgracing the streets.
The great case of the day was the Mc
Gillicuddy assault case. Mrs. Albertson's
testimony showed that she had aggravated
her ocf thef.t^ and other""V1.""3*.b"Her, things son's
testimony showed that he was unmanly
enough to use such insuliing language
as to make Mary forget herself
and cast an iron at his head, as
ue na aggravatea
and held her
on bej on endurance, Mary went for some
of them when they took her trunk away,
and because she took out a warrant against
them the Albertsons entered this complaint.
Th witness for the prosecution besides the
A bertsonsshowed that Mrs. Albertson and
her brave boy attacked Mary first. Mr
Kennard interfered and threatened to shoot
Albertson if he did not desist and leave
Mary alone. Mis McGillicuddy confessed
holding the old lady by both arms and
asking her to take back the accusations she
made she confessed to throwing the iron
and all the details except the
striking, Mary told a straightforward tale,
showing sh had received provocation suffi-
cient to rouse the tamest temper, and it was
a wonder she had not made an attack upon
them in earnest. Fo her little exhibition of
temper she was fined $5, and $3.15 costs.
But this is only chapter twothe third is to
Annua Tou of the "Bol Riders."
Letters from the "bold riders," now ab
sent on their annual horseback jaunt over
State, including a visit to "The Lair" of
the "Fairmount Hunt," with fox and wolf
hunting, duck and prairie chicken shooting,
shows the "bovs" are havine a grand good
time. Un tne way to FairmonL cue party
was corralled at St. Peter by Judge E. St.
Julian Cox, who opening wide his hospitable
doors, gave them a reception, the pleasant
memories of which will long remain.
At "The Lair" a most hearty welcome was
accorded them by the English gentlemen,
one and all of whom exerted themselves to
the utmost to make the visit one of unal-
loyed pleasure. Saturday last all united i
a fox hunt, having a glorious run, ending in
the capture of rejnard, a genuine wild fel
low, who gave the boys a lively chase before
being run to earth. Mr. Steve Cook got the
"brush" of his foxship, and of course is
happy. A grand wolf hunt was hadtions
Monday, and other time has been filled
in with chicken and duck hunting, of all of
which the letters speak in the most glowing
terms. On Wednesday the "Bold Riders"
reluctantly brought their stay at "The Lair"
to a close, sounded "boots and saddles" and
started on their return trip with the expecta
tion of reaching here to-morrow evening.
Dr. Otis Ayer, Le Sueur, at the Metropolitan.
Mr. M. Hughitt, general manager of the
Chicago & Northwestern railway, and wife,
Chicago, at the Metropolitan.
Mr. E W. Winter, superintendent of the
Chicago, St. Paul & Minneapolis railway, Hud
son, was at the Metropolitan last evening.
Insurance Commissioner McGill will reach
home on Sunday morning. He has been de
tained some days by the great floods in the
Mr. Chas. Lincoln, superintendent of the
late bench show of dogs, left for his home,
Detroit, Mich., going via Chicago, yesterday
Mr A. Bender, the business manager of the
Volkszeitung, has tendered his resignation of
that position in order to accept the general
Northwestern sgenc of the Germania Life In
Capt, J. K. Arnold left yesterday morning
for Chicago and other Eastern cities for til
purpose of intro.iucing to the attention of raof
road managers the Miller nut lock plate, he
which he is the sole agent and attorney.
Major V. R. Travers, chief clerk with Colonel
Gilman, commissary of subsistence, when at
headquarters Department of Dakota, this city,
now at headquarters Department of the Platte'
Omaha, is visiting old friends in St. Paul, and
meeting with a warm reception.
At the Clarendon: W. A. Shepard, Winni
peg D. Patton, Quebec A. P. Courtney and
lady, Minneapolis J. Rogers Lewis, Philadel
phia R. J. Smith, Syracuse, N. Y. A. H. Cath
cart, J. W. Cathcart, Faribault A. K. Pedrick,
Philadelphia A. W. Stutman, Kalamazoo,
Mich. Chas. Morton, La Crosss Ambrose
Dethe, Norristown, Pa. R. E. Ismond and
wife, Port Huron, Mich
Messrs. G. C. Moody, U. S. district judge for
Some of the Eastern ladies shuddered, hav
ing heard of western revolvers hung to the
southern part of man's anatomy. Instead,
Mr. Talbatt pulled forth a long candy cane,
and presented to Mr. Conners as a token of
regard from the ladies, who deemed
him "too sweet to live." Mr. Conners
said he never had been deemed a proud man,
but (taking the cane) he did feel at this mo
ment considerable stuck up. (Laughter by
the ladies). "If the ladies," continued he,
"would be silent enough to hear a gum drop
I would" "Shut up," cried out
the masculine portion of the
party, who had been slighted
and Mr. Conners meekly went off to a corner
Yankton, are at the Metropolitan, en
route to the Black Hills to hold a term of court.
ibya.the recent8 appointment,ebeing
A ""--oBnneic, recently nommatet
8y 8 Kepubli.tans of th territorye
snecesso of Judge Bennett, recently nominated
making his first official visit to the
Capt. Thomas B. Hunt, late A. Q. M. on
duty in this military department, formerly a
resident of Shakopee, from whence he went
into the late war as a member of the "Old
First," now a resident of Washington, is in the
city. Capt. Hunt is the secretary of the Con
gressional committee of which Major Strait is
a member, to which has been assigned the duty
of recommending by bill or otherwise, meas
ures for a reorganization of the army, and his
visit to the State at this time is partly con
nected with the business of this committee,
and partly, it is supposed, to help his friend
Strait in the present political campaign.
At the Metropolitan: Fred. Messer, Beloit
Wis. H. S. Prescott, M. Hulbrun, New York
Frank J. Washabaugh, Yankton C.R.Wolff,
St. JL.oui-4 E. F. DelBondie and family, Nevr
Orleans HI. Hughitt and wife, E. D. MacDon
ald, Chicago G. C. Moody, Black Hills H. J.
LeSueur H. A. Snowden, "New York F. L.
Gunn, Chas. T. Merrill. Springfield X. L. Otis
and wife, J. H. Nolan and son, Chicago Luther
Fernald, Peabody G. H. Ballon, Buffalo
M. Thompson and wife, New York John Cov
ert, Chicago E. M.fWinter, Hudson M. Tarble
Chicago R. C. Jones, New York C. N. Mosser
The eqainozial storm is evidently at hand.
Look out for a week's drizzle and discomfort.
The Southern people who have been summer-
ing in St. Paul are preparing to pack their
trunks for home.
The thermometer took a downward turn last
evening, and overcoats were plentiful alone
There were but two drunks at the station
last night up to midnight, and the chill air
drove all the business off the streets, so that
none could be found to do homage King
Grambrinus after that hour.
Frank Keifer, who persists in lelling liquor
without a United States license, was hauled up
yesterday before the United States marshal.
He was very indignant, but finding there was
no appeal, he promised to pay it over.
The county auditor was yesterday engaged in
selling property assessed for delinquent taxes.
All the certificates were disposed off save the
new territory and outside towns. This prop
erty will be disposed of at 11 o'clock this morn
Parties receiving premiums at the late bench
show of the Minnesota Kennel club, having
their attention called to the matter by Mr.
Charles Lincoln, superintendent, contributed
sums amounting to $25 for the benefit of the
yellow fever sufferers.
Mr. Thomas B. Marrett, one of the owners of
that most promising trotting gelding Dutch
man, has just come into possession by purchase,
of another trotting wonder. This animal is a
brown mare, 6 years old, sired by Kentucky
Whip, dam by Green's Bashaw, is sound every
where, aud with scarcely any handling is said
to be able to show a mile without a skip, in
2:38, and to do it easily, and in that level
headed manner characteristic of the natural
trotter. Mr. Marrett found his prize in the
vicinity of Le Mars, Iowa.
To-day the black squirrel that has for some
time been one of the animal pets of the GLOBE
counting room, will be shipped to Mr. S. G.
Colquhoun, Fairmont, where it will be used in
making up a collection of small animals and
birds that gentleman is getting together to
take with him to his native Scottish home.
Besides the squirrel Mr. Colquhoun has secured
a live eagle, fox, wolf, muskrat, and a large
number of birds peculiar to this locality. Mr.
Colquhoun expects to start for Scotland about
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Maria H. Hicks was
arrested on complaint of John Smith, on the
charge of wilfully destroying and injuring the
property of the said complainant. He alleges
that Mrs. Hicks did wiltully, maliciously and
with malice aforethought inject a large quan
tityto-wit: two gallons, more or lessof a
vile compound po3stssing a nitrous flavor
through the window of his house, causing dam
age to a carpet to the value of $20, and also
destroying the usefulness of a table cloth val
ued at $4. To the end that justice may be
done the said Smith prays that Mrs. Hicks be
summarily dealt with according to law. Judge
Flint will adjudicate upon the case this morn
SOMETHING TO BE REMEDIED.
Th New Capitol Extensio an Unsafe
Is would be well for those in authority to
investigate the capitol extension building at
once, and if they do they will have no hesi-
tation in pronouncing it an unsafe struc-
ture. It is the intention to have the Hous
of Representatives upon the upper floor,
and when the Governor is inaugurated
or anything of interest is in prog
ress a large crowd will be gathered.
The most casual observer who inspects the
building at its present Btage can see that it
has not sufficient strength to maintain a
crowd. Instead of having good timber run
ning through the center of the building in
which the joists could be morticed, planks
are nailed together, and the joist rest upon
a single plank which is held up by a few
nails only. In the basement there but five
pillars to sustain the planks nailed for tim
ber and all the floors above, and the joists
are twenty-eight feet long without a sign
of "support save at either end. The
joists are light, being only two inches thick
by thirteen in width. We do not know
whether the building is being constructed
according to the plans, but we do know it is
a cheap, shabby job, and the portion relat
ing to security should be remedied before
another day's work is done. If it is not,surrendered,
some terrible disaster will be the result.
Odd Fellows Mite
Mr. Sherwood Hough, grand secretary of
the Grand Lodge I. O. O. F. of Minnesota,
acknowledges the following lodge contribu
to the relief fund for the yellow fever
sufferers. Except in the case of the Still
water lodge No. ol, which designated that
its contributions should be sent to Memphis,
no instructions were given by the contrib
utors for the distribution of their mites. Mr.
Hough has, therefore, decided to transmit
the several amounts (excepting Stillwater) to
Gov. Pillsbury, to be distributed by
him in accordance with the urgency
of the needs of the several stricken
communities. The following are the con
tributions received by Mr. Hough: Still
water Lodge No. 51, $50, to go to Memphis
Duluth Lodge No. 28, $ 10 Robert Broom
Lodg No 28, $10 Schiller Lodg No 29,
$10 Allegory Lodge No. 33, $9.90 Steuben
Lodge No. 27, $25 Albert Lea Lodge No. 61,
$10 North Star Lodge No. 6, $25 L'Etoil
du Nord Lodge No. 23, $25 Hermann Lodge
No. 35, $10 Humbuldt Lodge No. 24, $10
Preston Lodge No. 11, $24.85 Vermillion
Lodge No. 8, $25 Winnebago City Lodge
No. 30, $25 Alexandria Lodge No. 54, $25
Austin Lodge No. 20, $10 Guttenberg Lodge
No. 46, $10. This gives a total of $304.75
already contributed by the Odd Fellows, and
many of the largest and most prosperous
lodges are yet to be heard from, while still
further sums may be expected from those
who havo already contributed, should the
necessities of the situation seem to demand.
Dakota County Agricultural Fair.
By a note from E. C. Judson, Esq., we
learn that the annual fair of the Dakota
County Agricultural society will be held at
Farmington Thursday and Friday next,
Sept. 26th and 27th. As a matter of course
agricultural trots will form an important
attraction of the fair, for which the com
fortable little sum of $800 is hung up, and
and there being nothing small in the man
agement, all the contt sts except the "green
race" is open to tha horses of the world.
For the first day, Thursday, the programme
provides for trotting for green horses, purse
$150 the 2:45 class, purse $175, and
pony running race, purse $25, all divided.
For the second day, Friday, there will be
trotting in the 2:35 class, purse $200 three
minute class, purse $175, and a running race,
parse ^75 best two in tnree. Entries are to
close September 23, at 9 p. M.
The Dakota County Agricultural society is
the oldest in the State, and having always
been judiciously managed, is on a sound
financial basis, and therefore popular with
exhibitors. For the present exhibition lib
eral premiums have been offered, and a mosi
successful show is expected. The track has
been newly repaired and put in fine shape
East Third street, as well as some other par
ties, are of the decided opinion that there
are times when it becomes the exact oppo
site. Th reason for this opinion on the
part of Holterhoff & Co. and the other in
terested parties, is found in the fact thai
tunately for the firm, the principal leakage
was through that portion of the ceiling di
rectly above the table upon which were piled
between sixty and seventy thousand cigars
of different brands in box, all of which were
more or less thoroughly soaked by the fluid.
The exact damage cannot now be stated, but
it cannot be less than several thousand dol
U. S, Cotntnistioncr's Court.
[Before Commissioner Cardozo.]
Joseph E. Patton, violation of postal law.
Case continued to Sept. 28 to permit of the
summoning of witnesses.
[Before Judge Wilkin.]
John J. Lalor vs. J. C. McCarthy et al. De-
cision that the Nash mortgage may be fore-
closed in this action, and that it should be so
foreclosed with a view of the final settlement
of all the matters involved in this action.
[Before Judge Simons.]
Henrietta Somerville vs. Donaldson & Somer
ville. Order setting aside demand for a second
Morris Regan vs. James Dillon. Order set
ting aside demand for a new trial.
i Before Judge O'Gorman. I
In the matter of the estate of Geo. A. Chapin,
Mrs. Sarah H. Chapin appointed administra-
trix, and ordered to give bands in the sum of
I Before Judge Flint.
The city vs. Walter K. Mulliken. Selling
fruit without a license, Continued till to-day.
Nicholas Schlitz disorderly conduct. Fined
$10 and 3.75 costs. Fine paid and defendant
The city vs. John Jackson drunkenness.
Fined $3 and $2.85 costs, and committed in de
fault of payment.
The city vs. Frank Capron vagrancy. Fined
$10 and $3.15 costs, and committed in default
The city vs. John Reilly vagrancy. Fined
10 and S3 costs, and committed in default of
The city vs. James Cowley: vagrancy. Fined
$10 and $2.85 costs, and committed in d.-fault
The city vs. John Hughes vagrancy. Fined
$10 and $3.15 costs and committed in default
The city vs. G. \Y. Mayei nuisance. Con
tinued till to-day,
The Stale vs. John llussell and \Vm. Chal
mer petit larceny. Fined 615 each and ?3.75
copts, and committed in default of payment.
The city vs. Geo. Griftin, vagrancy. Repri
manded and released on promising to return to
his home at Hastings, Minn.
The city vs. Mary McGillicuddy, assault and
battery upon Mrs. Albertson. Fined $5 and
$3.15 costs, which were paid and defendant
Electa R. Smith vs. Henry T. Judd replevin
action. Tried and submitted.
Ernst Rolerbeck vs. August Bohn action on
promissory note. 8ettled and dismissed.
Michael J. Dower vs. Fr. Frei. Continued to
Sept. 24, 187S, at 2 p. M.
The National Council No. 2 of St. Paul meet
every Friday evening at 8 o'clock, corner Jack-
son and Seventh street. Business of national
importance transacted and the public inteiest-
ed are admitted, to consult their own interest.
By order of the chief.
Soldiers Additional Homesteads for sale by
MOKTON, MOOBE & Co.,
in the market.
some party unknown, in using the closet npon the offic2 of said Boardd
the second floor of the Fire and Marine A bond,
block "Wednesday night neglected to
turn the water off, and the
escape pipe becoming obstructed,
Pioneer Press buiiding.
We shall commence receiving fresh fish and
oysters Thursday morning, and will be pre-
pared to supply our customers with the choicest
H. K. TAYLOR,
No. 8 East Third street.
THE PLUNDERING PIUTES.
The are Gathere Togethe Unde How-
ard's Prorectingr TVliijr, and to bo Take
to the India Territory
SANFBANCISCO, Sept. 19.Portland dispatch:
Gen. Howard has been collecting the bands
and he is at Camp McDormitt,
and the whole of them, aggregating about
1,000, are being transferred to Camp Harney.
They are held as prisoners and are to await the
pleasure of the government. The country is
now cleared of all bands of Piutes which have
been engaged in hostilities. Gen. Howard
recommends that they be taken to the Indian
Territory or some other distant locality. The
general desire of the people is that measures
should be taken without delay to effect a per
manent settlement with the Indians of Moses'
band on the upper Columbia.
QVISCY, 111., dept. 19.The First natioi.nl
bank, which recently suspended, reopened this
morning with mouey in hand to pay all de-
mands. The deposits to-day exceeded the
BOSTON, Sept. 19.The stockholders of the
Merchants national bank, of this city, voted
to-day to reduce the capital from 81,000,000
to $750,000, subject to approval of the comp
troller of the currency.
DAILY WEATHEK BULLETIN
OFFICE OF OBSEBVATION, SIGNAL CORPS, D. S. A.
INGEKSOLL BLOCK, THIRD STBEET.
ST. PAUL, MINN
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations.
Meteorological Record, Sept. 19, 1878, 9:56 P.M.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
..30.08 ,.29.89 ..29.78
Breckenridge. Duluth Fort Garry..
Pembina" St. Paul
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Rel. Hum. Wind
29.632 57.7 79.7 NW
Amount rainfall or melted snow 28 Maxi
mum thermometer 69 minimum thenuome
Sergeant Signal Corps, U. S. A.
ALLEYOn Tuesday morning, Sept. 17th,
James T. Alley, in the 48th year of his age.
The friends of the family are invited to attend the
funeral services from his late residence, No. lOi fit.
Peter street, on Friday afternoon, the 2f)th inst., at 3
BROWNIn this city, on the 19th inst., at the resi
dence of his brother, James H. Brown, No. 0G
Robert slreet, Edward Brown, aged 34 years.
Funeral from St. Louis church, corner of Tenth
and Cedar streets, at 3 o'clock Saturday morning.
Friends of the family are invited to attend.
GRADING LAFAYETTE AVENUE.
OFFICE OF THE BOABD OF PUBLIC WORKS,
Crrr OF ST. PAUL, MINN., Sept. 17, 1878.
the 30th day of Sept., A.
A Disastrou Soak. 1878, for
"Water is a good thing in its place, but the /-,-r,. TX,-T~
tobacco firm of A. Holterhoff & Co 116
LAFAYETTE AVENUE FEOM
GROVE STREET TO COLLINS
STREET, WITH STONEamount CULVERT
A ND exjTTEnsf,
according torplana anbdi specifications onfilein
ate least two sureties, in a sum of
right to reject
8 a TlMdT
the water overflowed and ran
down through the ceiling into their store Official- President
room,floodingthe entire premises. Unfor- 247-57
MONEY TO LOAN.
IO LOANFrom $1,000 to $3,000,
S West Third street.
A. d. MAKSOK,
ANTEDGerman or Swede girl for general
bouse work. 168 East Ninth street. 249-51
"TTTANTEDA male teacher with a first grade cer
tificate and who can teach a Latin class, for
School District No. 11, in Ramsey countv. Apply to
DAVID RAMALEY, Clerk, at 19 Wabashaw street,
by letter or in person, before Sept. 21. 248-60
ANTEDImmediately five or six first-class coat
makers at McGKATH'S, 305 East Third slreet.
"ITfA^-'TEDA competent servant pgirlGerman..
preferred. Must come well recommended
ply at this office.
LOSTFrom pasture near Little Canada
a Dark Browu Mare, with white spot hi fore
head, about 3 years old, weighs between 900 and 1,000
pounds. The finder will be satisfactorily rewarded
on returning Fame to JOHN WAGNER,
246-51 Cor. 12th and Robert street, St. Paul.
SALE AT A GREAT BARGAIN-The well
known and prosperous Market Ilotel, 100 Waba
shaw street, aoove Seventh. Lease, furniture, bar
room, fixtures and good will for sale. Sold on ac
count of sickness in my family, compelling ine to
give up the business. The hotel is doing well, and
there is no better investment for a thorough business
man offered. Gallon
247-53 Market Hotel.
TJCTIOXBUSINESS PROPEKTY ou St. Peter
i street at auction. I will sell ou the premises on
Wednesday, Sept. 25th, bogimsintf at 11 o'clock A. M.
lot (3) three, block U0) tt-u, Bazille A: Guerin's addi
tion to St. Paul, together with improvements thereon.
The lot is fifty feet Srout by one huushvd and fifty
feet deep. The improvements consir of two dwell
ius? houses, one a two story fran with jnauv rooms,
cellar and cistern the other a single storv house
that rents for 12 per month. The above "property
is in the middle of the block between Seventh anil
Ei.hth BtreetB, street No. 103 and It 5, aud iri cer
tainly a splendid business property. 1 enus will be
made known ou day of Kale.
P. T. KAVANAGH,
247 Commission Auctioneer.
FINE MERCHANT TAILOR,
105 East Third Street
HATS AND GAPS.
LATEST STYLES O
FOR MEX A:s
At Lowest Prices.
The Only Exclusive IMail Hat Hon** in St. Paul.
HATS ADD CAPS MADE TO 8EDER
To Muti'li Suit*.
SEE OUR "HARVAED" HAT.
EAMALEY & FRANK,
Ol)/) FELLOWS' ItLOCK,
52 Watalaw S reel Opposite Posiolce,
EL K. TAYI.OK,
Old Stand of G. W. Mclntrye, ESQ..
TJJKIAI.KR I N
FRESH AND SALT FISH,
Oysters, Game Yeptaliles.
Orders Ovitt of Ton PoHcitrd.
No. 8 Eas Third Sw
KeoM Nortlfn Lice Paste! Co.
SIPE WHEEL PASBEMR PACKETS
St. Lou is & Intermediate j.ts.
Connecting with aU Itaiiroaiin for the East aud HoutU
For full particulars impure of
JOHN H. KEASY, Agent Lovhe, St. 1'Jtul.
GRADING L'OKIENT STREET.
OFFICE OF THE BOAIID OF PUBLIC WOKKS, i
CITY OF ST PAUL, MINN. Sept. 14, 1878.
Sealed bids will be received by the Board ot
Public Works in and for the corporation of the
city of St. Paul, Minn., at their oflice in said
city, until 12 M. on the 26th day of September
A. D. 1878, for
GRADIN L'ORIENT STREET FROM
GLENCOE STREET O PENNSYL-
VANI A AVENUE
in said city, according to plans and specifica
tions on file in the office of naid Board.
A bond with at least two sureties, in a sura
of at least 20 per cent, of the gross amount bid
must accompany each bid.
The said Board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
Official: K. L. CionaiAN.
Oleib Hoard of Public Works. 244-54
WOOD & COAL.
N. W. Fuel Co., St. Paul OfficeH:
GBIGGS & JOHNSON 23E. 3d Street.
Serving Assessment Notices.
OFFICE OF THE BOARD OeFe PUBLIW WOBKBoard S
OFST. PAUL, Mmn., Sept. 17th,'1878.
Publ Works, in and for th corporation of
the city of St. r,
i at Wir offiel
in said cityD-imtil*1,2 M. OU the 26th dav of Sep-
lred e served by said
Board under the assessment law.
The said Board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids. "rejec
Clerk Board of Public Work*.
Official: K. L. GORMAN.
Clerk Board of Public Works.