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THE SESSION M.AiIING ITS (LOSE
A X MEMBERS Ii Us AS DEES.
The Senate Passes the General Appropria
-15111 with Few Amendments— a Hill
to Prevent the alteration of Pood Mid
Drag**— Large Amount of Jtliscellano
ous Business Transacted— High License
Bills Passed by Both Houses—Tho
Squabble in the House Over the Agri
cultural Appropriation Bill—The Calen
dar Cleared of a Larco Accumulation of
Two long sessions were held yesterday,
and with almost uninterrupted industry a
very large amount of business was trans*
acted, most of which was the passage of
bills. Among the more, important passed
was the house bill appropriating money
for the general expenses of the state for
the remainder of the present year and for
the fiscal ears of 1884 and 1885. There
were v. few amendments, among which
was one catting down the amount of clerk
hire and contingent for the public ex
The bill providing for proper commit
ments to the state reform school was
passed, as was also the biil prohibiting the
adulteration of food and drugs.
One of those pleasant incidents com
mon to the closing days of the legislature
took place in the senate. United States
Senator-elect Sabin having been enticed
into the senate chamber, he was confronted
by Senator J. B. Gilfillan, who presented
him with a tastefully arranged group of
the joint bodies, with well-chosen and ap
propriate remarks. The new senator feel
ingly responded to the presentation speech
and thanked the donors for their cordial
feeling toward him.
Both bodies of the legislature, though
they hardly knew how to dispense with an
evening session, adjourned at 7:30 so as to
accept the hospitalities of the chamber of
The remaining time at the disposal of
the solous will be devoted to saving what
they can of the measures which they have
set their hearts upon, but from present
appearances many of their cherished
schemes.will perish for want of time.
Senate met at 9:30 and was called to
order by the president.
Devotional exercises by the chaplain.
Roll called and journal read and ap
By Senator Comstock —To fix the sala
ries and compensation of officers of Clay
county. Passed under suspended rules.
By Senator Van Authorizing
the auditor of Grant county to issue war
rants for $2,000 for a specific purpose.
Parsed under suspended rules.
By Senator Blakeßepealing an act
permitting the county of Yellow Medicine
to issue bonds for building a court house
and jail. Passed under suspended rules.
By Senator Clement—Prohibiting the
shooting of game by artificial light in Rice
county. Passed under suspended rules.
LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATION OF STATE] IN^TI-
Senator Wilson offered the following
WHEBEAS,Large appropriations are made
annually for the support of the several in
stitutions above named or referred to, for
public printing and for other items of
ftate expenses, and
Whereas, It is believed to be desirable
for the interest of the state to have made
ath >rough examination and report as to
the management and expenses of such in
stitutions and as to the expenditure? of the
state for public printing and other pur
poses with a view to ascertain whether the
appropriations for the purposes aforesaid
have been unnecessarily large and whether
or not appropriations and expenses in the
future be lessened, therefore, be it
Resolved, By the legislature of. the state
of Minnesota, that a committee of five be
appointed by the governor to investigate
and report to the legislature lit its nest
session as to the management of such in
stitutions, and as to the other stated ex
penses aforesaid within the past two years
or at the present session of the legislature
whether any unnecessary expenditure or
appropriations have been made, or whether
any appropriations or expenditures for any
of the purposes aforesaid have been un
necessarily large; that said committees
shall receive their expenses and disburse
ments, and the sum of $7.50 per day
for each and every day necessarily
spent in such investigation; that a
majority of the committee may act, and the
committee or a majority thereof shall have
the power to compel the attendance of
witnesses, and the production of papers
and to employ a stenographer or clerk if
they deem it necessary to do so. That it
shall be the duty of all state officers to
aid such committee by the exhibition of all
books, files and papers which the said
committee may deem it proper to ex
amine, and by the answer of any questions
propounded by the said committee, which
answers shall be given verbally or in writ
ing as requested by such committee.
That the sum of $2,500, or so much there
of as may be necessary, is hereby appro
priated out of any money in the public
treasury not otherwise appropriated to de
fray the expenses of such committee of in
vestigation, provided that the expense of
the said commission shall not exceed the
Senator J. B. Gilfillan said that he was
opposed to but one feature of the proposi
tion, and that was that we should all wait
two years before any report was received
from this commission. He would like to
have a report sent in quarterly to the gov
ernor, and they in turn could be transmit
ted to the newspapers for the benefit of the
public. The senator made no motion, and
the resolution passed unanimously.^
By Committee on Indian Affairs—A me
morial to the secretary of the interior, call
ing his attention to the condition of the
Chippewa Indians in this state, and asking
that action betaken in accordance with the
recommendations Lade in the communica
tion from the. governor, reported yester
Senator Steenerson presented the follow
in;.* joint resolution:
Wheeeas. The due and proper regulation
by the state of the business of railroad
transportation is one of the most impor
tant questions to the welfare and property
of the commonwealth with which the leg
islative department is called upon to deal,
and requires for its proper solution con
tinned and laborious investigation and
wise ■liberation: therefore
Resolved, That the president of the sen
ate aud the speaker of the house appoint
a joint special committee, to be known as
the committee on railroad legislation, to
consist of eight members of this legisla
ture, three members of the senate and five
member* of the house, whose duty it shall
be to i■. entigate the subject of railroad
)ej*is!,y.:on, and investigate the laws ot"
other states and governments on the sub
.'- •t; to compile a complete system of rail-
road laws and report tiie same*to iho next
session of the legislature. The committee
is authorized to sit during the recess, to
send for persons and papers
and employ a clerk and stenographer.
Senator J. B. Gilfillan asked the indul
gence of the senate to depart from the reg
ular order of business. He called the at
tention of the senate to the presence upon
the floor of the chamber of Senator D. M.
Sabin. He reviewed the political growth
of the senator-elect, and remarked that he
was soon to leave for his new and more
honorable field of labors. He then pre
sented a handsomely arranged group
of the senators and representatives and
legislative officers, saying that it was pre
sented not on account of its intrinsic
worth, but as a memorial of his earlier
life and its scenes and associations.,
Senator Sabin said that the presentation
was a renewal of the pleasant surprises
that appeared to lay in wait for him at ev
ery turn and in which the legislature of the
state of Minnesota appeared to take a
very prominent part. He said he heartily
appreciated the gift and the kindly feeling
that had prompted its bestowal. Sickness
had prevented him in the early part of the
session from making the intimate ac
quaintance with all the members of the
legislature. The handsome group should
occupy a prominent place in his home
and as he looked upon
each individual face in the picture
he should cherish naught bat kindly
remembrances of the donors. He said
that while attending to Ins duties at Wash
ington he should use his utmost endeavors
to promote the best interests of the state
and the whole state.
The senator's remarks were received
with a round of hearty and continued
QKNEBAL APPr.OPIiIATION BILL PASSED.
The bill appropriating money for the
general expenses of the state government
for the period ending July 31, 1883, and
tor the fiscal years ending July 31, 1885,
were amended and passed.
Senator Pillsbury offered a resolution
authorizing the payment of tha per diem
of the late Senator McLaughlin to his
HOUSE BILLS PASSED.
Authorizing Minneapolis to pay interest
on certain bonds issued by said city.
Authorizing Spring Valley, Fillmore
county, to issue $25,000 in bonds to refund
Amending the charter of the village of
Northfield, Rice county.
The senate refused to concur in the
house amendment to the bill providing for
the removal of county seats and a commit
tee of conference was appointed.
Recess till 2:30
By Senator —Authorizing the
commissioners of Meeker county to issue
SENATE BILLS PASSED.
Amending the statutes of 1878, relating
to fees of county treasrrera.
Creating a seed grain commissioner and
defining his duties.
Granting one-half of the 2 per cent, fund
for tho support of sick and disabled fire
Appropriating $100 to pay the claim of
W. H. Dougau.
Changing the boundaries of Aitkin
Amending the statutes relating to fugi
tives from justice.
Providing for tho discharge of restored
patients from the Minnesota hospitals for
Authorizing the incorporation of annui
ty and trust companies.
Providing penalties for the concealment
of mortgaged property.
Amending the statutes relating to of
fenses against property.
Amending the statutes relating to in
crease of capital stock of corporations.
Permitting corporations to guarantee
tho fidelity of employes.
Appropriating $200 for a bridge in Mar
Appropriating $1,000 for a road and
bridges between Duluth and Pigeon
Amending the statutes relating to lot
Three hundred dollars for a bridge in
Amending the statutes relating to the
postponement of trials.
Authorizing the issue of $12,000 in bonds
for the funding of the iloating debt of
Changing the boundaries of Polk and
Appropriating $7") to Mrs. Loemans for
a picture frame destroyed by the capitol
Reimbursing Sherburne county for $500
expended in arresting and punishing
Three hand: ed dollars for a bridge in
Regulating the sale of intoxicating
liquors. Temperance committee's bill.]
Senator Peck, in explanation of his vote
said: lam not opposed to this bill be
cause I am opposed to a fair license, but
because it is a bad law, and by its very
terms wipes out of existence all of the
safeguards thrown around the public by
the present law. By its very terms
it repeals all of the safe
guards contained in the law
of 1878, and gives nothing in return in its
general application. By its teims it does
not repeal section 1 of chapter It!, of laws
of 1878, but by implication it does repeal
all the rest of that chapter.
It repeals the law requiring all saloons
to be closed after 11 o'clock at night.
It repeals tho law requiring officials to
It repeals all of chapter 1G except sec
tion 1, and saving that it is impossible to
tell upon what conditions licenses are to
No one can maintain an action for dam
ages under this law eitner against the
principal defendant or his bondsmen, for
by its terms it makes the right to such ac
tion a condition precedent depending
upon notice and does not define the notice.
If it becomes a law it will be disastrous to
all parties and not accomplish what is in
tended. It is a compromise between high
license and no license without any definite
object in view.
It will open every saloon in the state all
night instead of operating to close them
at midnight.for it only forbids a sale after
12 o'closk. but does not close the saloon.
It will work, in my opinion, a great injury
to the state, and is not one hundredth part
so good as our present law. It is made in
the interest of the wholesale dealer and
not in the interest of the temperance
Billson: Fletcher, Pillsbory,
Blake, Gilfillan, J. B.,llicc,
Clarke, Goodrich, 9 | -ant.
Clement, Greealeaf, Shailen,
Compton, Hickman, Truax,
Comstock, Hoalton, Van Ho?sen,
Craig, Johnston, Ward.
Crosby, Lawrenc3, Wheat—lB.
Ackorman, Grigt-s, Beckett,
Backman, Kaml-on, Steraersoa,
Chandler, .lon, Vollmcr,
Christcnsoa, O'Brien, Wait •.
Doran; Peck, Welch,
Gilfillan; ('. D.,Petenm . Wilson—-18.
Amending the constitution extending
term of judges of probate from two to
Amending the statutes relating to the
catching of fish.
THE ST. rJLVh DAILY (xLOtflS, THURSDAY MORNING MARCH 1, l*bi
mm~~~..~^ ^,.^ ... ■"-_-'■____ ,-
To prevent tin* adulteration of food and
drugs. Ayes, 33; nays, 1.
Creating a new judicial district to be
known as the Thirteenth judicial district.
Authorizing normal schools to grant
state certificates to teachers in the public
Appropriating money to pay for tran
scribing laws and for making up tho jour-j
nals of the senate and house of represent- '
deducing the rate of interest from 7 to
5 per cent, for unpaid purchase money due
from sale of school lands.
Allowing municipal court judges and
justices of the peace to dispose of gam
Appropriating $300 for a road in Wino
Appropriating $1,000 for a bridge in
Appropriating $300 for a bridge in Chi
Appropriating $2,000 for deepening and
widening Crane creek, Waseca county.
Appropriating $2,500 for a bridge across
the Mississippi river at Little Falls. Mor
SENATE BILL LOST.
Requiring railroads to facilitate passen
gers in ascertaining the time of the de
parture of trains, and information as to
By Senator —Appropriating
money to pay the salary of the judge of
the Thirteenth judicial district. Passed
under suspended rules.
HOUSE BILLS PASSED.,
Regulating the catching of fish in Rice
lake, Steams county.
Amending the statutes of 1881, relating
to the repayment of money paid in at tax
sales, where such sales are void.
Appropriating $600 for the expenses of
the lunacy commission.
Amending the statutes relating to the
publication of statements of banks.
Amending the act incorporating the
Mount Ziou Hebrew association.
Authorizing school district No. 56,
Wright county, to issue $1,200 in bonds.
Amending the charter of the Cannon
River Improvement company.
Incorporating the Ancient Order of Hi
Forbidding railroad companies to ob
To secure proper commitments to the
state reform school. Yeas 29, nays 6.
Appropriating money for a bridge in
Seven thousand five hundred dollars for
bridge across the Mississippi river at
Five hundred dollars for a bridge in
Five hundred dollars for a bridge in
Two thousand dollars for a bridge in
Mille Lacs county.
Amending the statutes of 1878 relating
to return of votes for members of the
. Relating to the registration of voters in
Declaring the force and effect of sheriffs'
certificates of sale in mortgage foreclos
Relating to the filing of official bonds of
Amending the statutes of 1878, relating
to the do posits of state funds.
Amending the charter of the city of
Anoka, relating to use of streets by rail
road, telelegraph or street car companies.
Anthorizing the establishment of com
mon schools in unorganized counties.
Joint resolution for the relief of John
A. Matthews, who lost a certain state rail
Repealing the act regulating the salary
of the auditor of Anoka county.
Amending the charter of the village of
Warren. Marshall county.
Authorizing the city of St. Cloud to is
sue $15,000 in bonds for the purchase of
Two thousand five hundred dollars for a
bridge in Steams county.
Amending tho charter of St. Vincent,
Authorizing the village <Jf Anoka to is
sue bonds for a railroad bridge and depot.
Amending the statutes of 1878 relating
to the relief of the poor.
Authorizing Pine county to issue $4,000
in bonds to refund maturing bonds.
Authorizing Anoka to issue $30,000 for
a wagon bridge across the Mississippi
Establishing the tenure in office of the
auditor of Isanti county.
Fixing the salaries of the auditor and
treasurer of Washington county.
Relating to deputy sheriffs in Hennepin
Five hundred dollars for a bridge in
Fifteen hundred dollars for a bridge in
Organizing a school district in Cass
Five thousand dollars for a bridge
across the Mississippi river at Anoka.
Four hundred dollar, for a bridge across
the south branch of Two Rivers.
Appropriating $300 for the relief of
Six hundred dollars for a bridge in Cot
Four hundred dollars for a bridge across
Rum river, Isanti county.
Fixing the salary of the clerk of the sec
retary of state at $1,200 instead of
Amending the charter of the village of
Canby, Yellow Medicine county.
Adjourned till 9 o'clock.
This body held but two sessions yester
day, owing to the banquet tendered by the
citizens of St. Paul at the Merchants, but
as the result shows, a large amountof busi
ness was transacted.
A rather strange proceeding was had
upon the bill introduced from the judiciary
committee, making gambling a felony
punishable by confinement in the peniten
tiary for a period not less than six months,
nor more than five years. When the bill
was reached Tuesday in committee of the
whole, it was recommended to pass with
out opposition. When reached upon the
third reading yesterday, Mr. Grimshaw, of
Hennepin, moved its indefinite postpone
' ment, and upon a division the motion was
! carried by 5G votes in the affirmative, four
j more than a majority of a full house.
During tho morning session Mr. M.
' Johnson, of Kandiyohi, made an
unsuccessful effort to secure
permission to introduce a
bill authorizing the sale of the capitol
lauds in that county, the proceeds to be
applied in paying for the present capitol.
In support of the motion to receive the
bill, Mr. Collins said the bill was a copy of
that passed by the house two years ago.but
which was defeated in the senate through
the opposition of the Kandiyohi delegation.
That delegation being now satisfied 'that
there was no hope of having any portion of
j the lands set off for the benefit of Kandi-
I yohi county, favored their being offered for
! sale and opened up to settlement. The
J house, however, refused to recievo the bill,
! only fifty-six voting to suspend the rules,
: not the necessary two-thirds.
When the senate bill making appropria
j tions for the state and county agricultural
j societies of the state was reached on first
i reading in the honse yesterday, an attempt i
was made to suspend the rules
and refer it to the committee
of the whole, and thus advance it on tho
calendar. The element which has been
fighting the present management was
strong enough to defeat this motion,
though more than a majority of the full
house voted in favor of the motion. The
bill was then referred to the agricultural
committee, which held a meeting in the
afternoon, and after a full consideration of
the different provisions of the bill, voted
to report in favor of its passage just as it
cams from the senate, and will so report
it back this morning, and the house will
undoubtedly follow the wise example of
the committee and pass it in this shape,
any amendment at this time simply mean
ing defeat of the bill.
The senate having refused to concur in
the conference report upon the bill for the
organization of villages, a new committee
was named, the speaker appointing on the
part of the house, Messrs. Cole, J. Smith
MB. SABIN'S GOOD-BYE.
An incident of more than usual interest
onccured in the house shortly after 11 a.
m., when the speaker, interrupting the reg
ular order of business, said that Mr. Sabin,
United States senator elect, had received a
telegram calling him to Washington, for
which city he was to leave on the noon
train. He asked that the senator elect be
awarded the privilege / of saying a few
words to the members of the house, with
whom ho was about to sever
his very pleasant official relations. Mr.
Sabin thereupon took a position immedia
tely in front of the clerk's desk and said:
"Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen: I know you
will excuse me for this interruption, but
I lave suddenly been summoned to Wash
ington, and I did not feel like leaving with
oat having the privilege of bidding you all
good-bye. lam much obliged, therefore,
to the speaker, for securing me this
opportunity. I desire to express to
you my heartfelt thanks for the many
courtesies you have shown me, and to as
sure you that I shall continue to share a
con man interest in your |affairs, and trust
I shall have your continued good will; and
in saying good-bye to you all, I desire to
say. if at any time I can be of service to
you, that I trust you will command me
without restraint, and I can assure yen that
all that is within my abilities shall be done
for yon. Whatever there is to do I shall be
only too willing to do, and I trust that my
efforts may ever bo to your satisfaction,
and for the best interests of the state."
As Mr. Sabin ceased, Mr. Hicks moved a
recess for three minutes to bid him good
bye, which motion was adopted, and he
was quickly surrounded by members and
officers, by whom he received a most cor
dial hand-shake, accompanied by hearty
and evidently sincere expressions of good
will and best wishes for his success in the
new and important position to which he
has been called. *
At about 3:15 o'clock, when one batch of
bridge bills had been disposed of, Mr.
Cole a.ked for a suspension of the rules
to take up and act upon his license bill.
In support of his motion Mr. Cole said
there was an urgent necessity, in his opin
ion, for the passage of some temperance
bill at this session. He was daily receiving
letters from gome of th* most earnest
temperance men in the state, who urged
some stringent legislation, at this time,
for the regulation of the liquor traffic,
and saying if it was not done
they would two years hence be
pronounced prohibitionists. Father
Ireland. one of the most earnest temper
ance workers in the state, who had done
more for that cause than any other one
man in the state, had made an earnest ap
peal for such legislation. He believed
with these gentlemen that such legislation
was needed, and he further believed that
both the senate bill and the Hicks bill in
the house, contained such objectionable
features as would certainly secure their de
feat, aud that the bill introduced by him,
being a simple proposition to
increase the license, could be
passed, and thus meet the just and urgent
demands of the temperance people of the
Mr. Hicks, who has assumed to himself
the role of loader of the prohibition ele
ment during the session, interposed an
objection, and thus prevented the bill be
ing taken up, two-thirds of the full mem
bership not voting to suspend the rules.
Later Mr. Cole endeavored to
have the two bills mads
the special order for 4
p. m but Mr. Hicks again objected, and
so .ac attempt to enact some practical
temperance legislation again failed by
the obstruction policy of a professed
Later, when the Hicks bill was reached
on third reading, Mr. Hicks asked unani
mous consent to amend the bill to make
the minimum license not less than $100,
but Mr. Hill objected. Mr. Hicks then
moved to suspend the rules that he might
offer the amendments proposed, but the
motion was lost, receiving only 57 affirma
tive votes. The bill was then put upon
its passage. After reading the bill and
befori* proceeding with the roll call, a sail
of the house was had upon motion of Mr.
Hicks. Proceedings under the call dis
pensed with, and the roll call was had, re-
suiting yeas 45, nays 50, as follows:
Anderson, 11., Greer, Peterson, Ole,
Anderson, W. Hicks, Plummer,
Baker, Holmstrom, Potter,
Batchelder, Hulebak, Seymour,
Bean, Johnson, M. brasses*,
Blackman, Liu:..'ll, Smith, J.,
Burmestcr, Lydiard, Snow, ;.'
Carson, McKasick, Strong,
Child, J. E. Miller, lISill 11.
Cole, Morn*, Thayer,
Crawford, " Nelson, Thompson,
Daniels, Paulson, H. Torgerson,
Dyar, boo, T., Turrel!,
Finch, Peterson, John, i
Gray, Peterson, J. A.Wells—ls
Baumgarten, Doyle, Moore,
Becker, Emery, Horse;
Bell, End ', Morn-neon,
Bosrdmsn, Farrar, Parker,
Bobletcr, Fral.ra, Patterson,
Bohland, Frank, Peterson, 0.,
Borate, Gotzian, It ilally.
Brown, Gregory, ltandall,
Buck, G rimsliaw, Sadley,
Cupser, Groetsch, Sampson,
Chishokn, Hartley, Smith, J., Jr.,
Collies, Hill. ■ SpauKling,
Cook, Jacklin, Stoldman,
Cornish, Johnson, W.H.,Stigeman,
Callsn, Lecz, Van Dyke,
Demeules, McNaaMa, Whiteso.
Absent and not Toting,JMessrs. Barker, Baar
nSSS. E. A. Child, Halgren, Porter, -.nd Mr.
In explanation of his vote Mr. Board
man said he would support a fair and hon
orable high license proposition, but he did
not believe in persecution, and he should
therefore vote "no."
Mr. J. E. Child said he believed license
was a crime, but as nothing better in the
way of checking and controlling the liqnor
traffic could be hoped for at this session
he should vote for the bill.
Mr. Grimshaw placed his negative vote
upon the ground that the penalties in the
bill were altogether too severe, and if
made a law could not be enforced.
Mr. Hill, of Winona, agreed with the
gentleman from Faribault, Mr. Cole, the
father of one of the high license bills before
the house, who in his re
marks against the prohibition bill
(reading the remarks in question) had
said the present law was all that was nec
essary to properly control the liquor traffic,
the trouble being that it was not enforced.
He should therefore vote no.
Mr. Jas. Smith, Jr., said, beyond his ob
jection to the outrageously severe provis
ions of the bill, he was opposed* to it,
because it authorized the selling of liquor
without a license— provision relating
to druggists making it possible for such
places to be made the dispensers of the
vilest kind of whisky without the payment
of any license whatever. The bill intro
duced by his friend, Mr. Cole, met his ap
proval, and if brought up he should vote
Mr. Cols then renewed his former mo
tion to suspend the rules and take up the
bill and put it on its passage.
Mr. Hill objected, and upon a division
the motion was lost.
Mr. Collins then called for the yeas and
najsupon the motion, which were ordered.
The vote resulted yeas 73, nays 10, so the
rules were suspended and the bill taken
.Mr. Cole offered an amendment fixing
the license at not less than £100 in
towns and villages of 2,ooo.inhabitants.
Mr. Hill objected, whereupon Mr. Child
moved to go into committee of the whole
to consider the bill, which motion prevail
ed. Mr. Hill raised the point that the bill
only applied to the county.
Mr. Cole answered that it had been
amended to cover the whole state.
Mr. Hill said that was an infringement
of the chartered rights of cities and upon
the same principle every chartered right
of a city could be legislated away.
Mr. Cole said cities had no vested rights
and the legislature could, if it desired,
legislate away every city charter in the
The amendments were concurred in and
the committee rose and reported the bill
favorably, which recommendation was
adopted and the bill put upon its passage,
the vote being yeas 61, nays 31; so the bill
passed by the following vote:
Anderson, 11., Greer, Peterson, J. A.
Anderson, W., Gregory, Peterson, O.
Baker, Grimshaw, Peterson, 01 .
Batchelder, Hicks, Plummer,
Bean, Holmstrom, Potter,
Bell, Huelbak, Sampson,
Blackman, Jacklin, Seymour,
Boardman, Johnson, 51., Sidener,
Hurmester, Johnson, W.ll..Smith. J.,
Carson, Lydiard, Smith, J., Jr.,
Child, J. E., McKusick, Snow,
Bole; Morriam, Bpsnlding,
Cook, Miller, Strong,
Cornish, Moore, Swenson,
Daniels, Morrris, Thayer,
Dyar, Morse, Thompson,
finch, Nel«on, Torgerson,
S^rahm, Parker, Turrell,
Gotzian, Paulson, 11. Way,
Gray, Paulson, T., Wells—Cl.
Baumgarten, Cullen, McNamara,
Becker, Demeules, Mortenson,
Bobleter, Dilley, Patterson,
Bohland, Doyle, Rahilly,
Eomk, Ende, Randall,
Back, Farrar, Bad!
Capser, Frank, Stahhhan,
Chisholm, Groetsch, Stigeman,
Collins, Hartley, Van Dyke,
Crawford, Hill, White—
A3SENT AM. :.(',; VOTING.
Baarnass, Child, E. A. Linnell,
Barker, Emery, Porter,
Brown, pan, Mr. Speaker -D.
Mr. J. E. Child, in explanation of his
vote, said the bill was simply a sop to help
the Republican party, and as he trained
with that party, he would vote for it, to
which Mr. Mortenson responded when his
name was reached, "for the reason stated
for voting for the bill by the gentleman
from Jackson, I shall vote against it."
The vote announced, Mr. Hill said:
"Mr. Speaker—ln view of this solemn
occasion I move the house do now
adjourn," but withdrew the motion to al
low some announcements to be made.
The following is the bill as it passed:
Section 1. Section 2, of chapter 16, of
general statutes of 1878, is hereby amend
ed by striking out in the third line of said
section the words "not greater than one
hundred dollars, nor less than twenty-five
dollars," and inserting in lieu thereof the
words "not greater than five hundred dol
lars nor less than two hundred dollars;
provided, that in towns, cities or villages
containing less than 2,000 inhabitants the
license shall not be less than §100."
Sec. 2. The provision of said chapter 10
shall extend to and be In force in all the
cities and villages of the state, anything in
the chapter of any such city or village to
the contrary notwithstanding, except the
application for license shall be made 'o,
and license shall be granted by the com
mon council of said city or village, and
the license money paid to the treasurer
House met at J* a. m.. Speaker Fletcher
in the chair. Devotional exercises by
Rev. Dr. Dana, roll call and reading of the
Amending statutes relating to the duties
of the commissioners of Goodhue county.
Senate bill amending the charter of Al
Mr. Hill, Winona, offered a resolution
appropriating £26 to each member for
Upon the suggestion of Mr. Hicks the
resolution was amended, making the
Tue resolution was opposed by Messrs.
Panel] and Mcrriam.
The resolution was lost yeas 1!), nays 42.
The resolution was then laid upon the
table ready to be called up if a favorable
occasion shall offer.
Mr. Hartley offered a resolution to pay
the clerks of the various committees, door
keepers, etc., authorized by the house, the
same compensation for the session as paid
the assistant sergeant-at-urms.
Mr. Hicks gave notice of debate, and
the resolution went over.
SENATE BILLS PASSED.
Bridge bills are as follows: §400 for a
bridge across the Chippewa riyer in Doug
las county; $100 for bridge across Shejl
Rock river, Freeborn county; $300 across
Maskado river, Traverse county; $600
across Chippewa river, Grant county; £800
across Beaver creek. Renville county;
81,000, Red river, Wilkin county; $400,
Watonwan river, Watonwan county; >;_'.
-000, Elk river, Sherburne county; £200,
Yellow Medicine river, Lincoln county;
§700 across the narrows of Chisago lake,
Chi-ago county; £1,200 across Shakopee
creek, Kandiyohi county; £500 across
Shakopee creek. Swift county; £300 across
the North branch and Two Rivers, in Kitt-
son county; $800 across Red river, Otter
Tail county; $400 across Snake river,
Marshall county; £1,000 across the Bois
dv Sioux river, Wilkin county; §400
across the outlet of Lake Elysian,
Waseca county; $1,600 across Wa
tonwan river, Madelia county; $300
the outlet of Grove lake, Lyon county;
$500 across the south branch of Two Riv
ers, Kittssn county; $400 across the Cedar
river, Mowc- county; $3,000 across the
Minnesota river bottoms, Swift county,
$800 across the Yellow Medicine river,
Lyon county; 1,000 across the Cannon
river, Goodhus county; $750 across the
Le Sueur river, Blue Earth county. •
Appropriating $170.91 to the county of
Meeker for the care of nsn-resident small
Amending the incorporation of Rock
ford, Wright county.
Amending special laws of 1876 relating
to the St. Croix Boom corporation.
HOUSE BILLS PASSED.
Bridge bills as follows: §2,500, across'
the Cannon river, Rice county; §500, across
the Mississippi river; Benton county:
$1,500, across the Cannon river, Dakota
county; $600, across Crow river, Wright
county; $500, across Straight river, Rice
county; £3.V>. across Dell river, Kittson
Recess until 2:30 p. m.
House met at 2:30 p. m., Speaker
Fletcher in the chair.
HOUSE BILLS PASSED.
Bridge bills: $800, across north branch
of Crow Wing, Steams county; $500,
across town of Oaks, Steams comity;
$1,000, town of Carver, Fillmore county;
$500 in Scott county; £1.500. across Root
river, Fillmore county; £1.500, across the
Znmbro river, Wabashaw comity; $1,000,
across Plum creek, Scott county; $500,
across Le Sueur river, Waseca county;
$800, across the Sauk river, Steams county.
To provide for a more perfect system of
indexing county records.
Amending the special laws of 1881, re
lating to publications by the commission
ers of Ramsey county.
Repealing the charter of the village of
Taopi, Mower county.
Amending the charter of the city of
To change the boundaries of Crow Wing.
Cass and Morrison counties.
Authorizing the purchase of Webstev's
unabridged dictionaries for school officers,
members of the legislature, state offi
Relating to the appointment of jailers
and jail janitors. . ;. V
For the better regulation of the offices
of the state treasurer and auditor.
Amending the statute relating to the
maintenance of fishways.
Relating to stay of executions.
Providing compensation for care of in
sane by counties.
Authorizing municipalities to receive
and hold property.
Making a lien upon leased railroad roll
For the punishment of public drunken
Relating to sale of stock of corporations.
Relating to the collection of taxes, and
providing a check upon county treasurers.
Relating to hotels and landlords.
To increase the National Guard, and
providing for support of the same.
Relating to the fees of county treasurers
in the collection of taxes.
Joint resolution to congress in relation
to the claim of Geo. A. Roberts.
Providing a like punishment for abuse
of children as for misuse.
Relating to the publication of proceed
ings of county commissioners.
Providing a limit for reopening real es
Appropriating §5,000 to the state board
Providing for re-listing of certain lands
stricken from the tax duplicates.
HOUSE KILL LOST.
Establishing high license—Hicks' bill.
When the house at 6-50 p. m. adjourned,
there were still eight bills on the callendar
for •third reading, while general orders with
eighty odd bills had not been touched.
A Doctor 3'laced Under Arrest on a Charjro
• f Robbing* Michigan I.Hiik Some Time
Since— Asserts His Innocence.
Chief of Police Weber yesterday received
from the sheriff of Grand Haven, .Mich., a
letter giving the details of a robbery of a
bank, committed some time ago in Michi
gan, and saying that one of the supposed
robbers, named Harry Ross, was in St.
Fail. In the letter was inclosed two pho
tographs of Ross, and a request to
inform the sheriff if Ross was
here. Chief Weber immediately replied by
telegraph that Boss was here, and received
in reply a dispatch directing the chief to
arrest him immediately on the charge of
robbing, and hold him till the sheriff could
get here. The chief, accordingly, had the
man arrested and locked up in the city
WHAT BOSS SAYS.
A representative of the Globe
interviewed the prisoner, but got
very little satisfaction. He is a
well-dressed, respectable looking gentle
man, and has no appearance of being such
a criminal as this charge would seem to
indicate. He said he came to St. Paul
last October, where he opened an office as
a doctor, in the Sherman block, on Waba
shaw street, where he has been since that
time doing business in his own name
openly and without any attempt
at concealment. Here was where the of
ficers found him and made his arrest.
They took him away from his business and
he did not even lock his office. If he is
not guilty and is taken back to Grand
Haven and goes through a trial, he may
get through in a year, when if he is not
convicted he will return to St. Paul to
see his business destroyed and
all his present prospects in life ruined.
Mr. Ross claims that he never was in
Grand Haven in his life and never was
connected in any way with any robber 7
anywhere, and asserts that he does not
understand what it all means.
The County Commissioners.
Yesterday morning the county com
missioners held a special meeting at which
the bond of William E. Barton, tho new
treasurer, was accepted. The aunties are
R. A. Smith, Albert Scheffer, F. R. Smith,
A. S. Cowley, W. D. Cornish, F. illius,
Walter Mann, Henry Schurmeier, W. R.
Merriam, C. S. Uline, R. W. Johnson, Geo.
J. Jacob, C. D. Gilfillan.
COMPLIMENTING MB. BICE.
The following resolution offered by Mr.
Schurmei9r was adopted:
Resolved, That in the resignation of
Hon. Henry M. Rico of tho office of county
treasurer,by reason of ill health and inade
quate facilities and compensation tor
managing the financial affairs of so popu
lous and wealthy a county as Ramsey, the
board of county commissioners feel sin
cerely and deplore the loss of so valuable,
honest and faithful a public agent, whoso
advice and counsel were always in the in
terest of economy, who "honored the office'
more than the office the man," and who
brought to the discharge of his duties all
the varied knowledge acquired in the pub
lic service of the state and nation for more
than thirty-five years.
Roller Skating Rink,
DILLS PASSED BY THE LEGISLA
TIVE DELATING TO ST. PA I /..
The BUI to Reorganize the lire Depart
ment-Odin-- Jurisdiction" to the United
.States for a Military Storehouse-Aa In
crease of the Sewerage "—1 ffnaia for
the Workhouse anil I'uhlic Parka,
AN ACT to amend the charter of the City
St. Paul, in relation to the Fire Depart
ment of said city.
Be it enacted by the Legislatare of the
State of Minnesota: . •
Section 1. That section nine (9) of chap
ter ten (10), of the charter of the city of
Saint Paul, in relation to the Fire Depart
ment, be and the same is hereby amended
by striking out the words "three (3) re
putable freeholders," where they occur in
the second lino of said section nine (9) as
printed in the extra session special laws
of one thousand eight hundred and eighty
one (1881), and inserting in place thereof
the words "five (5) reputable free holders."
Sec. 2. That section eleven (11) of said
chapter ten (10), be-as 1 the same is here
by amended by adding thereto as follows:
Said board may also whenever they deem
advisable, elect a Secretary from
their number or otherwise to keep
the minutes and books of
said Board and to perform such other du
ties as may from time to time be required
of him by said Board, The Secretary so
elected shall hold no other appointment or
position under said Board, and his salary
shall be fixed by the Board at a sum not
exceeding at the rate of two hundred dol
lars ($200) per year, and shall hold his of
fice during the! pleasure of the Board aud
be subject to removal at any time.
Sec. 11. Section twelve of said chapter
ten is amended so as to rend as follows:
Section 12. For the operation and man
agement of the apparatus, property i nd
appliance for the extinguishment of fires
in said city,the said Board of Fir* Commis
sioners shull from time to time appoitt
one (1) chief engineer and one (1) assist
ant engineer, to serve for two (2) years m.
less sooner removed by the Board; and
there shall be five (5) steam fire engine
companies, each with steam fire engines,
hose, hose carts and apparatus complete,
to be drawn by horses provided for that
purpose, said companies to be
numbered respectively" one (1), two
(2), three (3), four (4) and five (C),
and to have a complement of men each, to
be appointed by said Board of Fire Com
missioners as follows: One (1) engineman,
one (1) fireman, and one (1) driver of en
gine, and one (1) driver of hose cart, one
(1) foreman of hose, all to be constantly
on duty, and such number of hosetnen,
called minute men, to do duty when
alarmed, as said Board may from time to
time deem advisable, not, however, exceed
ing five in number. Provided, that said
Board, with the consent of the Common
Council of said city, may increase said
companies, or any of them, by adding
thereto such additional men, not exceed
ing five i 6) in number, as to the Board may
seem advisable: such men to be called and
to do duty as hosomen, and all to be con
stantly on duty and to recive the same
compensation as the foreman of hose
There shall also bo one (1) hook and lad
der company, with vehicles and apparatus
complete, to be drawn by hoi see to be pro
vided for that purpose, and to have a com
plement of men, to be appoint) by said
Board of Fire Commissioners
as follows: One (1) driver, one
(1) tillerman, one (1) foreman,
to bo constantly on duty, and seven ladder
men, called minute men, to do dot] when
-tlarmed. There shall also be one (1) hook
and ladder company, consisting of eleven
full paid men, to be constantly on duly,
to bo appointed by said Board of Fire Com
missioners, with such duties and positions
as may from time to time be assigned to
them by said Board, for tho purpose of
using and operating the truck and exten
sion ladder recently purchased by said
city, or such other vehicles and apparatus
as may be substituted in their place, and
tho organization of such company for
the purpose aforesaid, heretofore made by
said Board, is hereby ratified and con
firmed. There shall also be appointed by
said Board a superintendent of the fire
alarm telegraph of said- city, who shall
have charge and control of the system of
fire alarms, and the apparatus sppertftin
ing to the same. lbe persons so to be
appointed to the several posts of tire duty,
hereinbefore provided, including the chief
and assistant engineers, and said superin
tendent of fire alarm telegraph shall be
known as the firemen of the city
of St Paul, and shall hold their respective
places and appointments during the pleas
ure of said Board, and they, or any of
them, whether heretofore or hereafter ap
pointed, may be removed or suspended by
the Board at any time, provided that no
removal except for cause shall be mado
until after the person to be removed shall
have received at lei.st thirty (30) days'
notice that bis services will be no longer
required by the Board, and pro. id. I
further, that the term of office of the pres
ent chief engine.- and assistant engineer
shall expire on the first (Ist) day of April,
A. D. one thousand eight hundred and
eighty-three (1883). Said Board of Fire
Commissioners, together with said fire
men, shall constitute the fire department
of said city. The chief engineer of the
fire department shall be sat officio fire war
den of said city, and shall, in person or
by hi* assistant, perform such duties as
are or may be imposed upon him as such
fire warden by ordinance of the Common
Council of said city, and shall receive
for such services as fire warden
such compensation not exceeding
at tho rate of three hundred ($800) dollars
per annum, as may from time to time be
fixed by the Common Council. The Com
mon Council of said city may from time to
time,byatwo-thirds| ■' )roteof all the mem
bers thereof, direct th' said Board of Firo
Commissioners to increase the number of
J companies hereinbefore provided for; and
such additional companies shall in all re
| spects be organized and maintained pur
l suant to the provisions of this act.
Sec. 4. Section sixteen 16) of said chap-
I ter ten (10) is amended so a3 to read as
Sec. 16, The compensation of said Fire
' men under said Board shall be fixed by
i said Board, not exceeding the amounts now
i prescribed by law, e::eept that the compen
> sation of tho Chief Engineer may be fixed
iat a sum not exceeding twenty-fire hun
; dred dollars ($2,500), aud tho compensa
tion of the 3uj>eriutendeutof tho fire alarm
' telegraph may be fixed nt a Fuin not cx
jceediug fifteen hundred ($1,500)
I dollars per annum, and ad super*
! intendont of fire alarm telegraph, shall not
! hold any other position in said fire depart
! ment, and except that the compensation
i of the assistant engineer may be fixed at a
; sum not execeeding fifteen hundred (§l,-
I 000) dollars per annum, and said board
; may require hi.- to devote his whole time
to the duties of hi.-> office, and except that
the compensation of tho firemen and driv
ers of steamers, drivers of hose carta and
foremen of companies may be fixed at a
sum not exceeding seventy (§7O) dollars
per month, and the compensation of said
I board shall be the sum of ono hundred
i ($100) dollars per unnumjto each member,
' to be paid in the same manner as the other
officers of said city.
Sec. ">. Said chapter ton (10) is further