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8T. PAUL. FRIDAY. FE B. 28, 1879.
THE reverend Henry "Ward Beeoher
preached a sermon last Sunday from the
text "And their works do follow them." He
didn't intend that the discourse should have
any personal application, and consequently
we make none.
THE NOW York Herald estimates that in
1880 Minnesota may have a population of
755,108. Why, bless yonr soul, the State
has long since passed that point, and when
the oensus if taken next year expects
kick the beam at a million, at least.
WHEN the House yesterday passed the bill
denying members of the legislature any
mileage or perquisites and reducing their per
diem to two dollars, it was thought to be a
very good joke. But the laugh would be on
the other side if the Senate should happen to
conour in the amendment of the House.
THE United States Senate yesterday con
firmed a large number of nominations,
among which was that of E. McMurtrie,
Esq., for colleotor of customs for Minnesota,
and D. H. Freeman, Esq., as register of the
St. Cloud land office. The President also
sent to the Senate the name of Dr. Keith for
reappointment as postmaster at Minn eapolis.
THE United States Senate yesterday de
cided to give Minnesota a very comfortable
sum for the improvement of its rivers and
harbors. The appropriations for the im
provement of the St. Croix and Bed rivers
and Duluth harbor were very perceptibly in
creased, aud we need every cent of the
A ono, down New Brunswick has the abil
ity to go to sleep at will, and sleeps three
or four days without awakening.New York
If Bill King had only heard of this young
Woman before he filled the editorial staff of
his paper, he might have given her a per
manent situation and be now able to publish
a paper with some pretensions to being wide
THE people of Austin have experienced a
gaod deal of affliction during the past year
or two, and now the legislature comes in to
give them more trouble, by making an
arbitrary and oppressive law on the temper-
ance question. The bill is one of those ex
treme measures which could never become
operative as a general law, and it is scarcely
possible that any delegation will be willing
to fasten such an outrageous bill on a ny com-
MB. BOBXAND'S bill to provide for the man-
ufacture of sugar from amber cane at the
reform school, introduced in the House yes-
terday, is in the interest of the manufactur-
ers who are now injured by the competition
of that institution. The experiment is a
nov el one, but it is comparatively ine x-
pensi ve and perhaps it would do no harm to
try it I the institution can be made self-
supporting by this or any other means, it
ought to be done.
DTJBING the past three or four days the
legislature has created nearly a dozen new
railroads, and has proposed to donate to
each a quantity of the swamp lands that
have now or hereafter may inure to the
State. These grants are mostly bas ed on
the suggestion of Major Fridley giving the
lands to them only in proportion to the
length of road actually constructed and
operate d. They are not grabs in any sense
of the word, but a use of the lan ds for the
purposes for which they were granted by
THE personal explanation of Speaker
Randall, yesterday, in which he denies ex
plicitly the charge made by an irresponsible
party that he was interested in the bank note
engraving and printing company, ought to
put at lest that slander at once and for all.
However people may differ with Mr. Kandall
politically and as to his methods of proceed
ure in order to accomplish his purposes, they
cannot charge him with being personally
dishonest or even tainted with corruption,
and wo cannot but regard the investigation
undertaken as wholly unnecessary. Hig
simple asseveration is all the vindication he
PBOBABLY the best satisfied member of
the legislature yesterday was Hon. C. P.
Buck, the Senator from Wiuona. This sat
isfaction arose from two causes. The first
was a brief message of the Governor an
nouncing that he had signed certain bills,
among which was Senate file No. 3, the meas
ure introduced by him early in the session
repealing certain legislation of last winter,
by which the city council of Winona had
certain of its rights legislated away. The
second cause of satisfaction was the passage
of his bill appropriating $7,500 to assist in
the prosecution of the anti-drive well suits,
of which he had the general direction, and
in the passage of whioh he felt a deep
YESTERDAV was the most notable day of the
present session of the Legislature. After
voting in committee of the whole, by a ma-
jority sufficiently large to pass the bill, in
favor of abolishing the office of Railroad
Commissioner, the House refused yesterday
to adopt the measure, there being nine non
voting members and the bill lacked nine
votes of passing. TheJHouse also set aside
the Senate bill reorganizing the
insane asylum and reported- one of
its own retaining the old gang.
The Senate bill reducing the rate of inter
est to 10 per cent, was passed by the House
with a minor amendment and will soon be
come a law. In the Senate the notable bill
passed was the appropriation of $7,500 to
fight the drive well gang and the next in in
terest was Senator Wilson's bill regulating
savings banks. It was, altogether, a notable
THE bill pending in the Senate for the pro
tection of the Mississippi river and its tribu
taries, is one of the most important brought
to the attention of that body this session.
The bill is simply a copy of the law in force
in Michigan and other heavy lumber States,
and its design is to prevent the gradual but
oertain destruction of the navigable proper
ties of onr streams, by the creation of bars
^nd. genOTftUy shallow water by ifaa deposit
of sawdust and refuse material in their
ohannels from the mills along their banks.
Gen. Warren and Maj. Farqnahar, both ex
perienced engineer officers of the United
States army, and who have had personal
observation of the injury already done to the
Mississippi and St. Creix rivers from this
source, have called attention to the evil and
earnestly urged its prohibition. It ia a ques
tion that rises above mere personal interests.
All our people, and the people of the fron
tier who are to inhabit the great Northwest
beyond, are vitally interested in the preserva
tion of the Mississippi as a navigable stream.
Recognizing its importance to the general
commercial interests of the country, the
general government has already made liberal
appropriations f6r deepening and improving
its channel for navigable purposes, and Min
nesota, more deeply interested than perhaps
any other State, cannot do less than adopt
the safe-guard proposed by this bill for pre
venting the accumulation of other obstruc
tions in the river than those inherent in it
THE question of removing the idiotic
children from the insane asylum to the in
stitute for the deaf, dumb and blind at Fari
bault, is one in whioh all are interested. Wo
understand there are about twenty idiotic
children at St. Peter of a teachable age, and
it is proposed to remove them to Faribault,
and there place them und er the care of the
superintendent of the deaf, dumb and blind
asylum for such instruction as is applicable
to children of this class. Of course it is not
intended to make scholars of the children,
but experience has demonstrated that
they may be taught the elementary branches
and further to comprehend and practice the
requirements of domestic life in which chil
dren of this class are so sadly deficient. It
is proposed to hire for these children an ex
pert and competent teacher and to place
them in a building separate and distinct
from, the one now occupied by the deaf,
dumb and blind. The proposition is not
only humane and proper, but one that is
feasible and not necessarily expensive.
EVEE since the bill to reorganize the in
sane asylum at Peter passed the Senate, the
lobby of the House has been haunted by the
presence of "Little Villain" Fletcher. He
has been very cordial with some members?
very confidential with others. The results
of his conferences was manifested by the re
port of the committee on the insane asylum
yesterday, who submitted a substitute for the
Senate bill having no relation whatever to
the Senate bill and designed to maintain
Fletcher, Kerr and the rest of their gang in
absolute control of the institution. We pre
sume that when the House understands the
purpose of the substitute, it will sit down
upon it with little ado.
THE SCHAOtSJUE FOR OFFICE.
Washington is again agitated over the
question of who is to be the choice of Mr.
Hayes for the Berlin mission, and how he
proposes to care for the numerous Senators
and Representatives who go out of office on
the 4th of March. It has come to a neces
sity that these people should be placed in
the federal infirmary for decayed politicians,
and maintained at the public expense. Some
have already received their assignments
notably Banks aad Christiancy, but there
will be a horde of others who will be soon
or are already clamoring for some place at
the public crib. The Berlin mission will,
of course, be a fat thing, and will be re
served for one of the big fish in the Repub
lican puddle. Then there are two or three
other foreign missions that can be vacated
whenever the emergency requires among
them those to Brazil, Portugal, the
Netherlands and Central America. They are
all good ones, and would be acceptable to
such men as Conover, Mitchell, Howe and
Stanley Matthews, all of whom have done
Hayes some service and have a right to claim
their reward. There are a few judgeships
that are now or shortly will be vacated for
the cripples of a judicial turn of mind, and
any number of the consulates in a warm
climate for the smaller fry.
Of late Ex-Governor Fenton, of New
York, has come forward as an applicant for
the German mission, and has developed so
much strength as to seriously alarm the
other candidates. He has been out of office
for quite a number of years save the little
sop thrown to him last summer by an ap
pointment to the monetary congress at
Paris. He has been a sorehead part of the
time, and the administration is anxious to
mollify him. He is yet something of a
power in New York, and if slighted may be
capable of doing Hayes considerable harm.
Conover wouldn't object to the mission to
Brazil or Central America, but his course in
the Butler-Corbin contested election case
the other day has not raised him in the esti
mation of Mr. Hayes. He knows too much
of the Presidential election in Florida, how
ever, and Hayes cannot afford to neglect
him. All the reBt of the outgoing Senators
and members of Congress will demand some
thing, and we do not envy Mr. Hayes' job
in providing for them all.
Before Judge Wilkin.
H. Olaflin vs. The Williamsburgh fire in
surance company. On trial.
[Before Judge O'Gorman.
In the matter of the estate of Stephen De
noyer, deoeased. Administrator's account ex
amined and taken under advisement.
In the matter of the insanity of Elizabeth
Hennige. Defendant adjudged insane and
committed to the hospital for the insane.
In the matter of the estate of Triphine Col
ter, deceased. Executor's account examined
[Before Judge Flint,
The city vs Samuel Gray, drunkenness.
Committed to jail for twenty days.
The city vs Frank Scott, Fred Allen and
Joseph Bennett, vagrants. Each committed
to jail for twenty days.
The city vs. James Rocheford, assault and
battery. Continued until to-day at 9 o'clock
The city vs. Wm. J. McFetridge and John C.
Lanterdale, assault with a dangerous weapon.
Continued until March 5, 1S79.
The city vs. Charles Oleson, disorderly con
Acquitted and discharged.
The State vs. John Lawton, larceny,
quitted and discharged.
Ellen Hare vs. Frederick Goldberg, action
for damages to realty. Order hied denying de
fendant's motion to dismiss case for want of
jurisdiction and case placed on general term
calendar of March 4, 1879.
Carrie Bell Wright vs. Edwin Gribble. Ac
tion for lestitution of lot 18, block 3 of Ir
vine's addition to the city of St. Paul. Jud g
ment of restitution entered.
Thomas J. Barney vs. M. T. C. Flower action
to recover possession of oertain premises. Con
tinued by stipulation to Maroh 13,1879.
BOTH HOUSES INDULGE IN THREE
The Senate Passes the Bill Giving $7,500
to Defend the Drive "Well SuitsSenator
Wilson's Savings Bank Bill Passed by
SenateThe House Cornea to the Rescue
of the Insane HospitalA New Bill Re-
ported Retaining the Old Management-
Refusal to Abolish the Office of Railroad
CommissionerThe Bill Reducing Inter-
est to Ten Per Cent. Through Both Houses.
Considerable excitement and indignation
was exhibited in the Senate yesterday over
he disposition made in the House of the
bill providing for the reorganization of the
Minnesota hospitals for the insane. In
formation was circulated among the Sen
ators that the bill had been defeated and a
substitute introduced which keeps the old
trustees in office just as a bill was being put
upon its final passage appropriating $20,-
000 for building purposes at the Rochester
asylum, and, on the sp ur of the* moment,
he friends of the reorganization bill con
ceived the idea of shutting down upon any
further appropriations for these institutions
until a prospect of better management should
become manifest. Senator Doran said he
knew the temper of the Senate upon this
subject was in condition to be
trifled with, and that from the
time the bill appropriating money for
the current expenses of these institutions had
passed the Senate and reached the House
that body had been besieged by corrupt men
lobbying for the defeat of the reorganization
bill and for the passage of the appropriation
bill that they might fatten off the money in
tended for the State's unfortunates. Senator
Buck called the attention of the Senate to
the manner matters had been managed at
Rochester, and alluded to the statemen ts
oontained i he report of the committee on
insane relative to the unsatisfactory manner
building operations had been conducted
there and the excess of expenditures over the
amount appropriated. said the manage
ment was rotten at St Peter and they had
carried their rottenn es to Rochester, and that
the board of trustees ought to be tarred and
feathered. said he had recorded his last
vote for the support of these institutions so
long as they wexe conducted in the manner
they have been, and th at he was astonished
and amazed at the log-rolling and lobbying
brought to bear in this matter. Other Sen
ators spoke feelingly upon the aspect of the
matter, and the roll call showed barely the
requisite twenty-one votes to pass the bill.
Some Senators, however, voted und er a mis
apprehension, and a reconsideration of the
vote whereby the bill was passed will proba
bly ta ke place to-day.
Aa the result of the untiri ng efforts of
the friends of the bill appropriating $7,500
to aid the Minnesota Anti-Drive WelJ associ
ation in contesting patent s, th at measure
passed the Senate.
Senate met at 11 o'clock. Devotional exer-
cises conducted by Rev. Mr. Forbes, of Waseca.
Senator ThacherTo empower towns,
villages and cities to elect boards of assessors.
Senator WheatTo amend the chai ter
the village of Pieston. Passed under suspend
RPOIiT3 OF COTI5IITTEES.
Senator Buck, from, the special committee
to wh om the same was referred* reported a sub
stitute for the bill relating to the assignmrnt
of property by debtors, and under suspended
rules it was read a second time and referred to
committee of the whole.
FTESTKEADrNO OF HOUSE BILLS.
To amend chapter 30 of the special laws of
1878r being an act to amend the charter of the
village of Dodge Center to repeal chapter 158
of the special laws of 1876, relating to the
election of county commissioners in Anoka
county to legalize certain assessments in Dodge
county to amend au act entitled, "A act to
incorporate the village of Benson, Swift countv,
nn. to authorize the formation of the
Carver County Mutual Hail Insurance com
pany a bill to authorize the city of St. Paul to
issue bonds to build a public market for an
act to relieve the bondsmen of C. R. Mims, late
county treasurer of McLeod county, Minn. to
detach certain territory from school district No.
82, in Sueur county, and attach the same to
Union scheol district N 76, .for school pur
poses. Passed under suspended rules to de
tach certain territory from school district 105,
Olmsted county, and attach the same to
school district No 56, in said county
to amend section 18 of chapter 139 of the gen
eial laws of 1875, relating to the organization
of villages in the State of Minnesota to amend
section 4 of chapter 139 of the general laws of
1875, relating to village charters to change the
name of a town site in McLeod county relat
ing to the construction of division or line
fences, Dakota county. Minnesota to permit
certain parties to retain the waters in certain
lakes for milling purposes relating to the run
ning at large of cattle, horses, sheep, swine or
other domestic animals the county of Fill
more, State of Minnesota relating to the gen
eral statutes of 1878: to amend section 8, chap
ter 2, of au act entitled "A act to establish
and maintain a system of public schools in the
State of Minnesota," approved Feb 28, 1877,
being chapter 44, of the general laws of 1877
to provide for the election of a superintendent
of public instruction in Dodge countv to
amend section 1 of chapter 33 of the special
laws of 1875, to incorporate the village of
Eyota, in Olmsted county to amend chapter
73 of the general laws of 1878, relating to right
of way for lailroads to amend the general laws
of 1877, relating to public schools to amend
chapter 30 of the general laws of Minnesota for
the year 1876, relating to foreclosure sales of
railroads to give additional powers to the su
pervisors of the town of Plainview, Wabashaw
county: to establish a new school district in
McLeod county to amend section 3 of chapter
114 of the special laws of 1868, relating to the
status of the Agricultural college of Minne
sota to establish a new school
district in the county of McLeod
authorizing the State auditor to abate penal
ties for non-payment of interest on school, ag
ricultural college and internal improvement
lands to appropriate money to repair the nor
mal school buildings at Winona, Mankato and
St. Cloud, and furnish same to amend section
2, ohapter 6 of chapter 74 of the general laws
of 1877, relating to public schools in Minne
sota to prevent the defacing of any public
building aropnd section 12. chapter
10 of the revised statutes of 1866, re
lating to town meetings to amend sections 16
and 47 of chapter 5 of the general laws of 1873,
relating to roads, cartways and bridges to pro
vide additional security for m5ney paid into
district courts and the clerks thereof to amend
chapter 41 of the general laws of 1877, in rela
tion to hospital for insane in relation to the
eligibility of office, of eertain persons relating
to the ledemption of lands Bold on execution,
on foreclosure of mortgages to amend section
1, chapter 69 of the general laws of 1877,
amending section 1, chapter 22 of the general laws
of 1876, relating to town insurance compauies.
HOUSE BILLS PASSED UNDER SUSPENSION OF UTILES.
To prevent the running at large of /sattle or
other domestic animals in the county of Mow
er to authorize the city of St. Paul to issue
bonds to refund the bonded debt of said city
H. No. 470, substitute S. No. 101, a
bill to amend the charter of the St. Croix
boom company to amend an act entitled "an
act to incorporate the village of Montgomery in
the county of Sueur to amend chapter 9
of the special laws of 1874, entitled "an act to
incorporate the village Blooming Prairie, in
the county of Steel to authorize the city of
Crookston to issue bonds to construct a bridge
.across Bed Lake river to amend chapter 10 of
the special laws of 1871, entitled "an act to in
corporate the village of WellB."
SENATE BILLS PASSED.
promote forest culture in the State of
Amending the statutes of 1876 relating to
liens for labor on logs.
To furnish relief to borrowers of seed grain
who have Buffered from the ravages of grass
Fixing the salaries of State officers.
Amending the general laws of 1866 relating
\Q the duties of exeou tors,
k^,t A ^t&^x-rtffi
THE ST. PAUL DAILY- GLOBE, FRIDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 28, 1879.
To legalize certain ronds and highways in
To appropriate money for the support of the
Second hospital for the insane.
Recess till 3 o'clock.
SENATE BILLS PASSED.
Providing forand fixing the compensation
of the offioers of Meeker county.
To specify the officers who are to have the
care and custody of the capitol building.
To appropriate money in aid of the Minne
sota anti-drive well association. Yeas, 22
Relating to savings banks
SENATE BILL LOST.
Prohibiting the division of special Bchooj
districts without a vote of the people. Recon
sidered and laid on the table.
HOUSE BILLS PASSED.
To legalize the conveyance of certain real es
tate in Houston county.
To amend the charter of the village of
change the name of the town of Katrina
to that of Mandt.
By Senator GilfillanTo create a board
of tax levy forth county of Hennepin, and
to define their powers. Passed under suspend
Also, amending the act relating o- the free
Bchools of Minneapolis. Passed under sus
Senator E M. WilsonRelating to the
compensation of the ofhc&rs of Hennepin
county. Passed under suspended rules.
Senator PillsburyAmending the charter
of the city of Minneapolis, and relating to the
ward boundaries thereof. Passed under sus
Senator C. GilfillanAmending the
laws relating to cruelty to animals.
Senator PillsburyTo authorize the com
missioners of Hennepin county to pay certain
bills. Passed under suspended rules.
Senator HindsRelating to the collection
of certain delinquent taxes in Scott county.
Passed under suspended rules.
Senator WilkinAmending the general
laws of 1874, relating to public schools.
Also, to legalize the publication of the notice
of tax judgment sale for the county of Steele
for the year 1878. Passed under suspended
Senator SwanstromAmending the gen
eral statutes of 1878, relating to public schools.
Senator BuckTo amend the special
laws of 1878, relating to commissioners of Bl ue
Earth couuty and their compensation as road
and bridge inspectors. Passed under suspended
Senator MillerTo amend the general
statutes relating to the crime of rape.
Senator E M. WilsonTo authorize the
commissioners of Hennepin county to issue
$10,000 in bonds forthe purpose of extending
and repairing the jail. Passed under suspend
Senator MealeyFor the protection of
fish in Wright county. Passed UDder suspend
Senator SwanstromTo establish a school
district in Cass county. Passed under suspend
Senator ReaneyAmending the laws of
1878, relating to the fish commissioners.
Senator GilfillanTo regulate the
catching of fish Lake Minnetonka, He n
nepin county. Passed under suspended rules.
Senator Mills, from the committee on re
trenchment and reformRelating to the keep
ing of public accounts by county auditors and
Senator MacdonaldTo facilitate the con
struction of a railroad from Minneapolis to St.
Cloud. Grants eight sections of swamp lauds
Senator J. GilfillanRelating to couuty
accounts and tax receipts.
Senator HindsTo authorize the borough
of Belle Plame for the building of a bridge
across the Minnesota river. Passed under sus
Also, to provide for the construction of free
bridge at the borough of Belle Plaine, and to
lay out suitable roads and approaches thereto.
Passed under suspended rules.
Also, to amend the charter of the city of
Shakopee. Passed under suspended rules.
Senator SimmonsTo amend the act au
thorizing the town of Little Falls, Morrison
county, to issue bonds. Passed under suspend
Senator SwanstromTo provide for the
levy and collection of poll and road taxes in
the city of Duluth. Passed-sender suspended
REPOBTS OF COMMITTEES.
The following bills were reported and passed
under suspended rules:
authorize the formation of mutual hail
insurance companies in Carver county.
Relating to the construction of division or
line fences in Dakota county.
Recess till 7:30 p. M.
IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE,
Senator Macdonald in the chair, the bill ap
propriating $27,000 to extend the grounds of
the State university and to purchase furniture
and an appartus therefor was recommended to
pass the bill relating to salaries of county au
ditors was indefinitely postponed the bill re
lating to the compensation of district -judges
was indefinitely postponed the bill proposing
a new method of arriving at the compensation
of county auditors was subjected to a rigid
scrutiny and lengthy discussion and indefinite
ly postponed the bill providing for the lemov
al of imbecile and feeble minded children from
he insane asylum to the institute for the deaf
and dumb and the blind was considered and
upon invitation of the committee Dr. Brewer
Mattocks was invited to make some remarks
upon the subject.
The doctor said that there were a number of
children in the insane asylum who were not in
sane but were imbeciles, mostly children of
poor parents. They were capable of receiving
the rudiments of education, and they are capa
ble of beinpf taught to keep themselves clean
and to BO conduct themselves as not to be the
laughing stock of the public. I was not
best to associate them with the pupils of the
deaf and dumb and blind asylum. These little
children were not, never had been and probably
never would be insane, but they were feeble
minded and were the children of parents who
were not paupers but were too poor to properly
take care of them, and they were sent to the in
sane asylum for want of a more suitable place
for them. did not considor
this a suitable place for them,
and in view of the fact
that the bright and healthy children of the
State were educated and placed in the way of
becoming useful citizens at the expense of the
State, he urged that something be done for
these helpless little ones who had but little ca
pacity for anything except forsuffering. Th
officers of the asylum have signified their wil
lingness to undertake the education of these
children if they were placed in a separate
building, I was thought there were not more
than fifty of these children i the State, and it
was hoped that the State would care for these
children until the legislature met again, as an
experiment. Th bill was further discussed
by Senators Adams, Wedge and Thacher, and
was laid aside for future deliberation.
The next measure claiming the Berious at
tention of the committee was the bill for the
protection of navigation on the Mississippi
river and its tributaries from the obstructions
caused by the discharge of sawdust, slabs,
edgings, etc., f'om the mills, and other ob
structing materials from other sources, lhe
bill was discussed by Senators Gilfillan
and E M. Wilson, who opposed it by Senators
Castle and Buell, who wanted it amended in
some of its particulars, and by Senators Reaney
and C. Gilfillan, who favored its passage.
Pending its discussion the committee rose, re
ported progress and asked leave to sit again.
Senate adjo rned
Realizing the fact that the time of the
session is fast drawing to a close, the mem
bers of the House spent another day to good
purpose. A little time was frittered away in
useless talk and dilatory motions at the
morning session, but as a whole very satis
factory progress was made. There was a brief
debate on the bill abolishing the office of
railroad commissioner, when a vote was taken
and it was lost. The discussion of the bill
has consumed the greater part of three work
ing days. There was also a brief talk on the
usury law, but it possessed many elements of
strength, and went through booming. A
large grist of looal bills followed, to which
there was no opposition and the reading of
bills and roll-call consumed all of the after
noon and evening sessions. When the House
adjourned shortly after 9 o'clock forty-eight __e
clears up the files. There are about eighty
bills still in committee of the whole, about
a hundred in transit for that bourne, while
to-day will probably witness the introduction
of fifty or sixty more.
The House met at 9:30 A. M., Speaker Gilman
in the chair.
Prayer by the chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Jones the rules were sus
pended and all looal bills given their first and
second reading immediately on their introduo
The following bills were then presented:
Mr. James Smith, Jr.To authorize ap
peals to be dismissed from the supreme court
the Committee on JudiciaryRelating to
Mr. FarringtonTo regulate the compen
sation of officers of Fillmore county.
Mr. ChamberlainTo provide for election
of read commissioners in Dakota county.
Mr. GilmanAuthorizing St. Cloud to
issue $50,000 in bonds to construct a dam and
improve a water power.
Mr. BertrandTo incorporate the village
of Sleepy Eye.
Mr. WrabeokTo authorize the clerk of
Le Sueur county to arrange papers in his
Mr. TompkinsTo abolish the office of
superintendent of schools of Dakota county.
Mr. McCartyRelating to roads and cart
Mr. DenisonTo regulate the salaries of
the officers of Rice county.
Mr. AllenTo authorize the register of
deeds of Mower county to record a deed.
Mr. CooperRelating to juries. I makes
the finding of three-fourths of a jury the full
verdict of that body.
Mr. DoddRelating to delinquent taxes.
Mr. DoddTo amend the charter of Still
Mr. DennyTo authorize the village of
Young America to issue bonds to aid a rail
Mr. DennyTo change names.
Mr. StilesTo incorporate the village of
Melrose, Stearns county.
Mr. OppenheimTo authorize the city
of St. Paul to issue bonds for the construction
of a levee in West St. Paul.
Mr. KrautkremerTo consolidate two
school districts in Scott county.
Mr. BertrandTo change the name of
Sleepy Eye Lake, Brown county, to Lorens.
Mr. GoffTo legalize the establishment
of a school district in Mapleton, Bl ue Earth
Mr. GoffTo legalize the conveyance of
the Mapleton Cemetery association.
Mr. KendallRelating to a State road in
Mr. KendallRelating to the issue of
scrip in the city of Duluth.
Mr. Dodd To provide for the submission
of he continuance of the municipal court of
Stillwater to a vote of the people.
Mr. ComstockTo facilitate the con
struction of a line of ailroad in Polk county.
Mr. BohlandTo authorize the managers
of the reform school to buy machinery for
making sugar, and for the planting of amber
Mr. PowersTo incorporate the city of
Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine county.
Mr. PowersTo establish the shool dis
trict of Granite Falls.
Mr. BaxterAmending the title of
the Minneapolis railroad bond bill.
Mr. LarssenTo aid the construction of
a railroad from Sauk Centre to the southern or
western boundary of the State.
Mr. DoddTo amend the charter of Still
Mr. McCrackenA concurrent resolution
relating to the State library.
Mr. M. AndersonGranting swa mp lands
to the Minnesota Northern railroad.
Reports of standing committees were pre
sented, when the order of third reading of Sen
ata bills was taken up.
The first bill on the calendar being that to
abolish the office of railroad commissioner, a
call of the House was ordered and absentees
Mr. W. M. Campbell spoke in favor of the
passage of the bill, replying to some of the
statements in Bill King's paper.
Mr. James Smith, Jr., opposed the bill, de
claied that Gov. Marshall had been an efficient
officer, and thought the House made a mistake
in proposing to abolish the office.
Mr. Gearey moved the previous question,
which was seconded, whereupon the vote was
taken and the bill defeatedyeas 45, nays 50,
Baxter, L. L. Ellertson
Benson. Bertrand, Boser, Burns, Butler, Campbell, W.M.Himle,
Christopherson.HoIland, Cooper, Cowing,
Amundson, Anderson, M.,
Barrett, Barsness, Baxter, John
Bertrand, Bissell, Bohan, Bohland, Boser,
Bowman, Brink, Burns,
Butler, Campbell, S. L,
McCracken, McCarty, Peterson, A.,
Peterson, 0 A.,
Riley, Stedjee, Stiles,
Tompkins, West, J. P.
Farrington, Fuller, Gralin,
Hyland, Kauphausmau, Weyl,
Abell, Gearey, Poweis,
Allen, Geoige, Rogers.
Anderson, D., Goff, Rosebrock,
Anderson, Goodsell, Russell,
Baxter, John, Grover, Schroth,
Bissell, Hill, Scriver,
Bohland, Huhn, Shanks,
Bowman, Johnvon, Smith, J., Jr..
Brink, Kendall, Stacy, C. E.
Comstock, Kenney, Stacy, N.,
Cummins, Keysor, Tharalson,
DeaD, Kniss, Thompson, A.,
Denny, Koons, Thompson,J. Jr.
Dodd, Mead, West, E F.,
Donohue, Moores, Wiley,
Fridley, Oppenheim, Mr. Speaker50
Mr. Grover, from the committee on the
hospitals for the insane, reported a substi tute
for the Senate bill reorganizing the hospital.
(The bill of "Little Villain" Fle'cher.)
The committee on public lands reported in
favor of the indefinite postponement of the
bill forthe payment of the old railroad bonds
with the internal improvement lands.
Mr. Oppenheim moved to amend the repoit
by referring the bill to committee of the whole
Mr. McCracken opposed the motion.
thought the proposition was an insult to the
people, and should not be entertained.
Mr. Benson favored the reference to the
committee of the whole.
Mr. Bohan said when the people wanted
these bonds paid they would ask it They were
not asking for it now
Mr. Riley hoped the report of the committee
would be approved. Hi constituents were op
posed to voting on the subject, and he de
nounced the whole matter as an infamous
Mr. Gilman moved to lay the bill on the ta
ble, which was carried.
Recess till 2.30
The House reconvened at 2:20 p. M., Speaker
Gilman in the chair.
The Senate bill lelating to the dismissal of
suits in the supreme court by stipulation was
read a first and second ti me and placed on file
for a third reading.
The gcneial appropriation bill was read a
first ti me and referred to the committee on
ways and means.
Senate bills were also read a first time relat
ing to foreclosure of mortgages relating to
railroads organized under the laws of Illinois
relating to practice in courts amending the
articles of incorporation of the Austin Driving
Park association to authorize the State auditor
to'abate taxes on school lands to amend the
charter of the Minnesota Odd Fellows' Mutual
Benefit association amending the charter of
the Mississippi and Rum River Improvement
company amending the charter of the village
Mr. Benson moved a take up the bill relating
to the insane asylum (Fletcher's woodchuck),
and to consider it at that time.
Mr. Hicks moved to lay the motion on the
table, but withdrew his motion subsequently.
Mr. Jones asked for a test vote to show
whether the House was favorable to the House
substitute or the original Senate bill.
The House refused to suspend the rules for
the purpose of considering the bill by a vote of
5r to 30.
The usury bill coming up forit passage, it
was debated by Messrs. W. M. Campbell, Ken
dall, Comstock, Riley.
Mr. Kendall asked leave to offer an amend
ment, but Mr. Hicks objected. then moved
that it be referred to a special committee of
one foramendment. Lost.
Mr. Comstock mov ed to refer to Messrs.
Hicks and W. M. Campbell for the purpose of
having the penalty struck out. Lost.
Th_ question was ordered and the tprevious ^_..._
bills had heen disposed of, ^bfa nraotipaUy bill passedyew 64, naya 27, as follows
Drew, Dunbar, Ellertson, Farrington,
Scriver, Stacy, J,
West, E F.
Himle,, Holland, Huhn, it
Anderson, Fridley, Russell,
Baxter, L. Grover. Schroth,
Benson, Kendall, Shanks,
Comstock, Kniss, Smith, J., Jr.
Dean. Langemo, Staoy, C. E
Denny, Oppenheim, Stiles,
Dedd, Peterson, C. A. Thompson, A
Donohue, Powers, Wiley,
Fairbank, Rosebrock, Mr. Speaker-27
Senate bills were then read and passed as
Cutting off mileage and perquisites of mem
bers nd reducing their pay. Mr. Jones con
gratulated the members on this great stroke
of retrenchment and reform.
Relating to the public achoo's.
Providing tor the distribution of the laws in
Ceding the, right of the State in Antietam
cemetery to the general government.
Amending the charter of the Taylors Falls
& Lake Superior railroad.
Authorizing the establishment of free read
As to the allowance of oertain olaims.
Providing means for paying and defacing
Relating to insurance companies.
Extending the grant of lands to the North
western railroad company for'one year.
Relating to the chief of police of Shakopee.
Incorporating th village of New Prague.
Forbidding animals from running at large in
Amending the charter of Faribault.
Authorizing the issue of a land commis
Relating to school lauds in St. Louis county.
Incorporating the St. Paul Union Depot co m
Recess till 7:30 P.M.
The House met at 7:30.
Mr. Denny, on behalf of Mr. Baxter,
called attention to an article in the Dispatch
charging that there was a large-sized wood
chuck in a bill procured to be passed by him
Mr. Baxter was unable to be present, and
wished Mr. Denny to deny that there was any
such provision in the bill. When he returned
to his seat he would explain the bill to the full
satisfaction of the House.
Mr. W. M. Campbell offered a resolution re
calling the bill from the Senate.
Mr. Jones explained the provisions of the
bill to bet provide for the purchase of 500
copies of the general statutes at $ 6 each, in
volving an expenditure of $3,000.
Mr. Campbell withdrew his resolution.
SENATE BILLS PASSED.
The House then resumed the third reading of
Senate bills, and the following were passed:
To change the name of the town of Darien.
Relating to a school district in Scott county.
Incorporating the village of Montevideo.
To change the name of a town in Swift
Incorporating the village of Lambertou.
Relating to the issue of bonds for a school in
Authorizing Faribault county to issue bonds
to fu nd a debt.
Relating to certain State roads in Ramsey
For the rebate cf taxes in Kandiyohi county.
Levying a school tax in Sueur county.
Establishing anew school district in Sueur
Authorizing the commissioners of Hennepin
county to pay for publishing their proceedings.
House bills were passed regulating the catch
ing of fish in the lakes of Rice county amend
ing the chaiter of Glencoe regulating the
salaries of the officers of Mower county
exempting certain towns in Polk county from
the operations of the herd law legalizing cer
tain school bonds in Big Stone county in
corporating the village of Walnut Grove re
lating to a road in Redwod county incor
porating the village of Mapleton, Blue Earth
county to authorize the maintenance of a
ferry in Polk county relating to the incorora
tion of religious societies.
The bill to incorporate the village of Madelia
was indefinitely postponed. Adjourned.
Dr. Stone, of St Paul, was in the city yes-
terday on professional business.
John Illingsworth and fami ly departed
yesterday for Leroy, Minn., on a short visit.
Correct prices of wheat: No. 1,88c 57feg,
83c 5 6 lbs, 80c No. 3 70c Receipts light.
The dinner at the Unive^alist church, yes
terday, was served up in excellent style to a
large number of persons, who did ample
justice to the viands set before them.
Johnny Peters was splitting wood, yester
day, when he came to a rather difficult stick
to get the better of. Being of an excitable
temperament, he allowed his passi on to take
hold of the axe handle, and the consequence
was that instead of striking the wood, he
struck his foot, almost severing the large toe.
The attendan ce at the entertainment given
by the Literary and Dramatic club, Wednes
day evening, was not very largely attended.
Tbe programme was carried through, howev
er, with vim, and proved very pleasing.
There will be no entertainment next Wednes
day evening, as the society will hold a busi
A team of horses driven by a' Hndsonite
were frightened yesteidayat the watering
trough on Third street, by the sleigh swing
ing round. The horses, turned from the
trou gh so quickly that the driver was thrown
out, and the horses turning to run up Third
street, one of them stepped on the prostrate
man, but did not injure him to any extent.
The horses were captured, after running a
few blocks and returned to their owner, who
returned to Hudson rather sore from the
effects of the runaway.
Mr. John Bartlett, an employe in Charles
Bean's camp, Snake river, arrived in this
city Wednesday night with a broken leg
About 3 o'clock on Tuesday Bartlett was
sawing down a large tree, which in descend
ing caught the saw While attempting to
jerk the saw out the butt of the tree swun
roun d, striking him below the knee, horr
bly lacerating the flesh, breaking the bone
and pinioning him to thB ground. I was
necessary to saw a log off the tree befo re he
could be extricated from his painful posi
tion. The agony he endur ed during this
time oan well be imagined. Mr. Bartlett is
now at the residence of his brother, where
he broken bone was set by Dr. Hoit, of Hud
so n, Wednesday night. The break is not a
bad one, although he will be confined to the
hou se for the next forty days.
St. Paul Retail Markets.
S T. PAU L, February 27
OHIO KENSDressed chickens 10@12o.
TUBKEYSDressed turkeys choice dry picked
stock 12@16c inferior and common 10(g12c
GAMSRabbits 25o per pair quail$2.00per dozen.
EaasSteady fresh-laid eggs 15@16c per dozen:
case eggs 1214c.
BUTTERChoice creamery 23@25c per lb. fresh
dairy 20@25c roll and print butter 20@22c: cook
ing butter 12@l6o.
FBUITApples $firstname.lastname@example.org per bbl. cranberries
6@8c per quart.
VEGETABLES-Potatoes 50@60c per bus onions
BOc per baa-cabbage 8@10o per b%ad squash 10
15c beets 40o per bus turnins 40cper bus pars
nips 75c per bus celery, 75&90c per dozen bunches
Boston Produce Market.
BOSTON, Feb. 27.
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Minnesota do. firstname.lastname@example.org Illinois and Indiana 6.00
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OBAINCorn, fair demand mixed and yellow
49@52o. Oats firm No 1 and' extra white 37
40e No. 2whlte36@36Ho No. 3 white and No. 2
mixed 84K@3fiQ. ByaSQo,
THE CITY ENGINEER.
A Caust ic Review of the Manner in 'Which
To he Editor of the Globe.
Shall we be governed by the monopolists and
rings formed to subserve their own selfish ends
and personal aggrandizement orb the popular
vote? Are the American people capable of
self-government? Are we not drifting towards
monarchy and the one-man power? Are not
the people's rights, step by step, being invaded
under the specious plea that the modern Caesars
wh om they have honored by their choice of
service, but who now aspire to be their masters,
better know their wants than they themselves?
These questions have been often suggested
by the strife for political monopoly and the
greed for power, and become pertinently sug
gestive at this time, when trickery beneath a
traveling mountebank and feats of lofty
tumbli ng that would astound a celestial acro
bat are resorted to to perpetuate in office the
present city engineer.
I the down-river end of the Pioneer Pregs
of the 13th inst. appears an article entitled "A
Plot of the Contract Thieves." I begins by
congratulating the tax-payers on the reduction
of city taxes pays its compliments to con
tractors by classifying them as thieves tickles
the moral sensibilities of the board of public
works and dictates Sewall to th em in advance
berates the common council as being parties to
a conspiracy to rob the tax-payers, and calls
upon the people to indignantly! protest against
making any change in the manner of electing
or appointing the city engineer. I wantonly,
libelously and outrageously maligns and villi
fies other engineers to bolster up the waning
reputation the present incumbent. I reeks
from beginning to end with a sickly mania for
Sewallthe offspring of a demented mind.
Had Catiline displayed such "unbridled au
dacity" as tbe author of this article, Cicero's
oration would have ne'er been written. It
whole character is outrageous, intemperate, in
decent and utterly unworthy of a journal rep
resenting any portion of a moral, much less a
The same journal takes occasion, a few days
subsequent to the above tirade, to. condone the
notorious discourtesy of the present city engi
neer. You should be happy. Bewail Bill
King's boy forgives you "Go and sin no
Why this extraordinary effort to per
petuate in office a man whom the
people almost universally distrust,
and whose uniform rudeness has become a by
word and a reproach. I it not the clamor of
a ring more formidable than ever were the
"contract thieves," who by crying thief first,
hope to avoid suspicion until a bar of public'
works of easy conscince may be seenred and
subsidized to their own nefarious interests?
Why is the office of comptroller an elective
one? That he may be a check upon unlawful'
expenditures by the council. Are the property
interests of the people of less invoortance than
the almighty dollar? I the people are com
petent to choose their chief magistrate and leg
islators, are they not also eompetent to choose
all officers whoBc acts are identified with their
real estate and homestead interests, and is it
not of the highest importance that they should
So choose. the engineer belongs the design
ing and recommending city improvements and
their superintendence and proper execution,
and it should be his highest aim to so discharge
those duties as to bring about the most benefi
cial and lasting resultsnot to a few speculat
ors alone, but to the whole people. should
be the servant of the people, and responsible to
th em alone, not an appointee of the board of
public works, at whose beck and bidding de
pends his continuance in office, nor of the
council, although this is preferable, only be
cause it is a larger body, and consequently less
liable to become corrupted.
.Does it require any argument to prove that
smaller bodies are more easily subsidized than
larger ones, and do we not know that office
seekers are constantly forcing themselves upon
the people, having no interests in common,
but only a desire to lobby through such schemes
as shall contribute most to their individual
The masses of the people are honest and capa
ble of self-government. They are found at the
front in the hour of peril, and are most unlike
ly to tamely submit to continued tyranny and
What has the present city engineer done that
warrants his letention in office? has reck
lessly tampered with the official grades of
streets, making continual and senseless changes,
and keeping improvements a state of the
most disastrous uncertainty. Changes have
been made and grades established in ihe inter
ests of the few. ChangeB have been made with
no visible motive except that they may bear
his own pretentious autograph. When will
these profiles of grades be filed with the register
of deeds forth information of the public?
Doubtless, if the scheme does not miscarry,
when every city profile shall become subju
gated to his peculiar system and shall bear the
impress of the fact. has attempted, the
change of long established lines with a disre
gard and indifference to the rights of property
which, if there were no remedy, would be per
fectly appalling. Whence comes this wonder
ful knowledge of tiie "proper lines" of prop
erty that his ipse dictum should be final.
brought but a meagre stock of such knowledge
into office and his marvelous manner of at
tempted acquisition is not likely to improve it,
unless, indeed, he follows up the very extra
ordinary and honorable method of spying out
the works of others and appropriating the in
Boulevards have been experimented on al
most to the extinction of streets, reducing
some streets to mere alleys.
The Rice street sewer is a perfect bonanza,
and for originality of conception is immense
and worthy of its great inventor. I is twice
the requisiie capacity and its depth too shallow
to properly dram adjoining cellars, and in ten
years from this date will be condemned and
replaced by a sewer of suitable depth and ca
pacity, or the street grade raised to suit the
piesent sewer, in either case involving a large
expenditure which might have been avoided by
a little foresight and the exercise of ordinary
A large portion of the stone used in the ma
cadamizing, and in the construction of gutters
on Rice street are of the most worthless char
acter. Experiments have been made upon stone
taken directly from said street while the work
was being prosecuted, and of the specific charac
ter used both in the macadamizing and gutters,
showing that such stone by alternate daily
freezing and thawing fort wo successive weeks
caused its complete disintegration. I two
years from the coming summer this rare speci
men of able engineering, macadamizing and
guttering, should the season be moderately
moist, will assume the consistency of thin bat
ter, but be much less palatable. Mr. Sewall
has had sufficient opportunity and experience
in the use of stone in this city to have known
the character of this stone. Every builder,
every quarryman, and we dare say every engi
neer in this city knows its worthless character.
Can there possibly be any excuse for this cul
pable neglect, ignorance, or whatever he may
be pleased to term it was ofl this street
nearly every day during the proguess of "the
work, and must have seen its character. Was
he in collusion with tfie contractors (such stone
costs nothing but the hauling), or was his ti me
so occupied with outside speculations at St
Cloud and other points as to preclude the possi
bility of his properly attending to his official
duties? If this is "vigilant supervision,"
"first-class ability," or "inflexible integrity,"
Good Lord deliver us.
We are not disposed to criticise the compe
tency of the boy editor to judge of the char
acter of the average contractor, and if his
judgment is based on personal service it mav
be righteous, and we admit its consistency, but
we Jiave known honorable contractors, and we
know of competent and honest parties who
have been deterred from bidding on city im
provements by reason of the uniform unfair
ness, distrust and abuse to which contractors
are subjected in th city. We offer no plea for
dishonest contractors, nor have we the most re
mote interest in any of the city contracts, but
we do say in all honor, let us treat our con
tractors fairly, treat chem as one business man
treats another, make straightforward contracts
capable of but one construction, and hold the
contractor strictly to its honest fulfillment.
Don require or allow the engineer to b'ulldose
or tyrannize over the contractors, but to stand
between them and the people, seeing that the
full measure of the contract is fulfilled.
Canadian Shippers Alarmed.
MONTEEAL, Feb. 27.A petition to parlia
ment praying that no duty be imposed ton
American grain imported into the dominion is
being extensively signed here by shippers of
grain, inland and ocean carriers and dealers, as
they maintain the export trade of this city
would be seriously interfered with as well as
The Senate of Illinois, 18 to 16, adopted a
concurrent resolution thanki ng Congress for
passing the bill restricting Chinese
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