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TBE AUDITOR OF RENVILLE COUNTY
IN GREAT TROUBLE.
Public Examiner Knox Discovers Serious
Errors in llis Accounts, Suggestive o
Mismanagement or DishonestyA Deficit
of Over Two Thousand Dollars Discovered
The Official Suspended by the Governor.
Th following report from Public Examin
er Knox, as to the affairs of the auditor of
Renville county, Eric Erickson, has been
submitted to the Governor,-who, in the order
appended, has nuspended the official from
office. This is the first suspension^ under
thu law passed last winter. Examiner Knox's
report is as follows:
REPORT TO GOVERNOR.
STATE OF MIJJNETOTA,
OFFICE OF PUBLIC EXAMINER, J
S T. PAUL,, Minn., Aug 8, 1878.
Hon. John 3. Pillsbury, Governor of Minne
SI R: I would vfry respectfully report that
an examination of the books and accounts of
the auditor of Renville county discloses a state
of affairs that is disgraceful in. the highest de
gree. The public security undoubtedly dfe
mandb his prompt removal from office. That
he should have been able to retain it at all
during at least the year last past is a severe re
flection upon the board of county commission
rs who alone could have been fully aware of
It would be sullicient to show the necessity
of immediate action to Btate summarily that
the whole business of the office has fallen into
dire if not inextricable confu
sion. Dissipation and profligacy of
life have worked not only entire
unfitness for duty, but total neglect thereof,
and this has probably been supplemented by
grave if not criminal acts.
The records of the board of commissioners
were suspended fifteen months ago, the last
entry being that ot the meeting held May 5,
1H77, and the records for several years are not
Bigned by any member of the board, or attested
by the auditor as clerk, rendering them value
less as evidence in any court. Some minutes
and momoianda of the later proceedings were
found upon loo3e sheets of paper, while others
oonid not be produced.
he ledger and journal accounts, the only
check upon the cash accounts of the treasurer,
are in a similar or worse state of neglect,
there being no ledger entry to any
account (excepting salaries of county
officers) since April, 1876. Th records
?f original entries fiom which the above
could be posted and brought together are also
wofully defective, and since May 29, 1877.
there are no entries of any desciiption. The
several tax lists havo been rescued and pre
served from a similar fate by the faithfulness
of the county treasurer who has been compell
ed, in many cases, to perform the duties of the
auditoi as well as his own but as these lists
have also been in the lawful custody of the
auditor, and funds are frequently sent to him
for the payment of taxes, it is believed that
they do not show all the payments that have
heen made. It is not certain that proof can be
it if this, but it seoms probable that it can
Ah li seemed to me that the evidence of the
auditor's unfitness were so abundant and
cumulative, and the necessity so pressing that
a competent successor should at once be ap
pointed in his place, some months of
whose time will be required in order
to restore the records. I could not feel
that my duties called for the time requisite for
a full investigation, running through a series
of years. I gave, however, sufficient time to
fully look into the disposition of funds sent to
Kenville county for the purchase of seed graiu
for the years 1877 and 1878, taking of the lat
ter year especially lull schedules of the con
tiacts demanded under the seed grain act and
of all vouchers produced by the auditor or that
could be found in his office. These schedules
are now being copied and proven and will be
submitted to you at any time if so desired. I
give you as briefly as possible the results only,
premising that everything has been done in
the most careless and slovenly manner, making
exact figures impossible. Hardly a provision
of the act (chap. 94 of '78) has been complied
with, and even the self-imposed forms adopted
are so imperfectly used as to afford us protec
tion as a voucher for moneys received.
I Here follows a tabulated statement, showing
the disposition of the seed grain fund, which
is omitted as unintentional, being fully ex
plained in the continuation of Mr. Knox's re
port, as follows:]
Solving the problem in a strictly business
way, only the vouchers of classes 1 and 2 would
be allowedleaving a deficit of 2,169.49. Al
lowing the part vouchers of classes 3 and 4,
(i. c, unreceipted bills for which there are no
contracts signed, and receipted hills for which
there arc no contracts) and there is a deficit of
91,266.14. Th board of commissioners figured
for some days on this basis and found a deficit
of $1,100 in round numbers, counting the orig
inal fund furnished by the State as $1,200. 1
have also noted under classes 5, and 7 respect
ively, the amount of deficit were each of these
to be allowed, and to these several deficits the
sum of $188 is to be added if the auditor is to
be held for the face of his receipt to the State.
The seed fund of 1877 was manag ed in much
the same way and of course with unsatisfac
tory results. I enclose a report (D) of the com
mittee of the board as to the distribution which
I have had carefully checked up compared
^ith the vouchers and footed, amounting
(exclusive of peas) to the sum of $6,984. Ad
ding to this the extraordinary expenses (no
check upon those appearing in the '77 law)
named in the report (exclusive of freight on
peas) viz: $421.20, we have anexpendituie on
the per cent, of seed grain of $7,405.20. The
amount of money furnished lienville county in
1877, as per State auditor's report (page 61)
was $7,629.16 instead of $7,429 as printed in
the committee's report, showing a deficit, tak
ing the figures ss they stand, of $223.95. But,
of the vouchers furnished, there are unsigned
contracts amounting to $315 and unsigned
tickets amounting to $543. Th same general
carelessness prevails as noted in the account
I should, perhaps, say that the auditor de
clared that he could furnish vouchers for more
money than was furnished him, and I earnestly
invited him to do so, as I wished to give him
full advantage of every doubt, but with Beveral
days' opportunity to do so, he has failed.
The air of Renville county is full of charges
against the auditor of a much more serious na
ture than these defaults in the seed-grain
funds, and I think that a criminal prosecution
would be sustained on the evidence of A. H.
Reed of Glencoe, Henry Poehler of Henderson,
E. J. Hodgson of St. Paul, and Messrs. Donahue
& Paine of Beaver Falls, (formerly of Hen
derson,) and Mr. Hans Grronnerud, the county
treasmer. I enclose a letter (E) from Mr.
Reed, just received. Mr. Gronnerud has no
doubt tbe endorsement on the check mentioned
by Mr. R. is a foigery. I believe he also would
testify to other matters of the same kind.
Mr. Paine informed me, on my way back
to Redwood Falls, that his firm had a
check with forged endorsement, and I think
that it can be proven that Ericson, under the
compulsion of fear of prosecution, returned to
different peisons (or furnished tax receipts)
for considerable amounts of money to which he
had no right.
The only point upon which the auditor has
shown any commendable promptness has been
that of drawing orders for his salary. Hi pay
for the year commencing March 1, 1878,
amounts to the sum of $920.16. has re
corded himself as having drawn orders on this
account up to July 20, amounting to $951, of
which, however, I do not find that there had
yet been paid moie than $228. There is also
some reason to think that a blank stub in his
order book represents an order for $300 in his
own favor. I have instructed the treasurer
not to pay orders Tor moie than his monthly
allowance, but he has doubts whether he can
refuse an order properly drawn coming to him.
as it is likely to do, through a third person.
Under a recent opinion of attorney general
as to the construction of sec. 123, ar. 8 of the
Revised Statutes of 1866, it is decided that
signethe by the chairman
of the board of commissioners, and I have sent
word and also now write him as to the condi
tion of that account.
Before going to Renville county I asked the
attorney general ase tt thgehpower to suspend an
officer given sec. 3, ar. S3, G. for 1878,
hou this authority was
vested in the Governor. Other statutory pro
visions are found Bissell'sh Statutes at Large,
of Th 74
of ch. 75 1878, in
enness, outfit ti bPe effective in the premises.
rta ^tt the mostdrunk- sum
mary process possible should be enforced, as
the capacity and the disposition of the auditor
to,dc anything in the public interest has passed!
while there still remains the power to do
^calculable W The most important
point will be the appointment of a capable and
honest successor, and this power seems to be
lodged alone with the commissioners, upon
whom should be brought to bear every health
ful power that is practicable.
The official bond of the auditor is, with one
or two minor defects, better drawn than usual,
and is for the penal sum of $5,000, signed by
fourteen sureties, who, as near as I can learn,
are responsible for the amount named.
Very respectfully, y6ur obedient servant,
HENBV M. KNOX, Public Examiner.
THE GOVEBNOB'S ORDER.
The following the order of the Gover
nor suspending the defaulting treasurer?
STATE OF MINN., EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
St. fAto, AUG. 20.
Erick Erickson, Esq., Beaver Falls.
DEABSIR: Whereas the results of a recent
investigation by the public examiner of this
State show such misconduct and malfeasance in
the conduct of your office as to seriously preju
dice the public interests, this is
to notify you that by virtue
of the power vested in the executive by section
3, of chapter 83, of the general laws of 1878,
you are hereby suspended from the further ex
ercise of the right and performance of the du
ties pertaining to the office of auditor of Ren
ville county, pending such further investiga
tion as shall lead to your restoration to or re
moval from office. Respectfully,
J. P, PtLtSBURY, Governor.
The Clear Lake Murderess to Defended
by W. W ErwinInsanity to Pleaded
in Her llehalf.
W. W. Erwin, Esq., has assumed the de
fense of Mrs. Townsend, now confined in
our county jail on the charge of murdering
Mr. Dunham at Clear Lake, Wright county,
about six weeks ago. Th particulars of
the tragedy are yet fresh in the public mind.
Mrs. Townsend will be tried at Buffalo, the
county seat of Wright county, at the Octo
ber term of court. Meeting Mr. Er
win last evening, a representative
of the GLOBE asked him wht his
defense would be. Insanity, sir, insanity,''
he replied. "Ther is no doubt whatever
but the woman is insane." Her mother
was insane when she carried her," said Mr.
Eiwin, and Mis. Townsend was born with
St. VituB dance, and has previously exhibited
signs of insanity. Her father di?d in an
insane asylum in Pennsylvania, her father's
father was insane, her mother and her
mother's mother were insane, and she has
a sister who is now in an insane asylum. I
can prove these facts, and when I have done
so I think there will be no doubt
of her acquittal." Being asked why,
knowing these facts, he had not
asked for a suspension of public sentiment,
Mr. Erwin replied that he had more faith in
the recoil wave than in the suspension of
public sentiment. -Public opinion will re
act upon itself. His experience had phown
that more people were acquitted as the re
sult of th recoil of public sentiment from
its o\vu extremes than were convicted during
the excitement of the first passion. For this
reason he preferred to wait, but having
assumed the case and settled upon he plan
of defense, ho had no objection to the whole
world knowing it. He felt confident of the
acquittal of his client. No defense could be
St. Cloud Norma School.
Hon. D. Burt returned yeBterday from St.
Cloud, where he had been attending the
opening of the Normal school, which took
place on Tuesday. There have beon some
new teachers secured, as follows: Miss Law
renco, Oswego, N. Y. Mrs. Higgins, of
Geneseo, N. Y. Miss Warner, of Westfleld,
Mass. Mr. Child, graduate of the State uni
versity, as teacher of Latin and preparatory
studies. All of the young ladies are graduates
of Normal schools in their respective locali
ties, it being the policy of the present board
to bring teachers from the Normal schools
of other States. Mr. Burt states that the
Model school is entirely self-supporting.
Miss Lawrence is the superintendent, and
the State pays her salary according to law,
but all the other expenditures are paid by
the tuition of $12.
C. Missiter, England, at the Merchants.
Robt. Filkins, agent of 4-Paw's show, Is in
Hon. C. H. Lieneu, Carver, was in the city
Judge E St. Julien Cox, St. Peter, paid St.
Paul a flying visit yesterday.
Judge Aleck Boarman, of Shreveport. La.,
and Thomas Duffy, of Arkansas, are spending
the yellow fever season in St. Paul.
Joseph B. Hall, who is en route for Fargo to
start the Fargo Republican, weekly and semi
weekly, passed through the city yesterday.
Col. C. C. Chute, Chicago, of the American
Railroad Unloading Ballast company, and one
of the best Btory tellers, traveling, is in the
At the Clarendon: Frederick Johnston, wife
?nd children, H. R. Hoose, Ne York J. W.
Hay, Mrs. C. A. Gregg, Mrs. Geo. B. Wood
ward, Chas. Badcliffe, Chas. Morton, Milo Car
rier, Chicago R. Perry, John Adams, wife
and three children, St. Louis J. Oakes, Sioux
Falls Thos. Watson. Omaha Win. C. Cum
mings, New Brunswick, N J. H. Newberry,
Taylors Falls Rev. H. A. Newell and wife,
Rochester O. J. Johnson, Duluth J. Will
iams, Anoka F. E Stauff, St. Paul W. Potter,
The following are among the arrivals at the
Metropolitan: R. Biooks, Winona Geo.
Gelder, Erie C. A. Barnum, New York Right
RevJ. A. Pelliseir, San Antonio, Texas
Thomas Henry, Mrs. F. Andrews, Miss Nel
lie Henery, Mobile, Ala. Miss Estelle Dunbar,
A. Dunbar, Waukeska Wm. Irving, Chippewa
Falls G. P. Fluke, Farrnington W. G.Wheeler,
C. Johnson, White Bear H. W. Rockener
Chicago John C. Law, Pittsburg Lieut. Geo.
E. Bowen, Wm. A. Juild, Chicago Thomas
Duffy, New Orleans C. B. Wright, Philadel
phia Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Garfield, Ne York
John H. Andre, Burlington John
J. Roberts, Hastings E Te Eyck, East
Saginaw E Rydee, Miss Kutter, Miss Vogel,
N. E Sargent, Jno R. W. Sargent, Chicago
David Taylor and wife, Madison W. J. Kountz,
Allegheney N. E Noyes and family, U. S. A.
Jno. Harris and wife, N. Y. Chas. W. Crosby
and wife, Boston.
At the Merchants: J. Schrink, Boston E
A. Smith, W. J. Selard, Geo. C. Allen, Milwau
kee W. W. Munroy, Buffalo A. Thomas,
Fargo, T. R. Filkins, 4-Paugh Show: W. C.
Fonda and wife, Howard Lake T. S. Sanford,
Ann Arbor, Mich. J. Foly, Cincinnati
P. Shau, M. J. Mendleson, Chicago F. N
Rose, Bath, N. Y. A. H. Barrett, W. Leigh and
son, F. Wicker, G. H. Shed, Jas. Kav. St
Louis E St. Julien Cox, St. Peter: C. C.
Tichenor, Kansas City J. S. Anderson, Ne
Yoik J. J. McDonald, Minneapolis
C. W. T. Wright and wife, Rochester E S.
Archibald, Dundas K. C. Morehouse and wife,
Seo. R. R. R. Mrs. M. Hayes, Fremont R.
S. Burlyte and wife, Beaver Falls E Wirick,
Clarksville C. Misseter, England W. Day,
Chicago J. Anderson, Winona Newton,
Anna Newton, J. B. Hall and son, H. P. Hop
pin, Chicago J. W. Pastor, Cumberland J.
Van Deusen, Chicago E G. Newhall, Galena
G. R. Whitney, Rich Prairie, Minn. N. M.
Singleton. Grand Forks G. K. Kesth, Minne
apolis J. Duff, Chicago H. Street, Albert Lea,
Minn. H. Sayers, St. Louis N. H. Clapp,
Hudson K. J. Sandvig, Lyle C.T.Thompson,
West Mitchell W. S. Chatterton, agent
4-paugh show Wm Henderson, St. Louis
J. Oashel, Rochester F. E McCrary, Wash
ington H. M. McDonald, A. H. Smith and
wife, A. Smith, Cincinnati Maj. C. Han
na, Detroit E S. Martin, Cleveland W. M.
Sage and three children, A. Sage, E S. Ben
ton and wife, G. W. Jones, P^ Brown, W.
Hayden, Chicago W- Slobie, wife and daugh
ter, St. Louis S. R. Reading, Perina J.
Lamb and wife, Madison J. A. Creghton and
wife, Omaha F. Taylor, DetroitD. Palmer,
New York P. N. Clark, St. Cloud E A. Smith,
Milwaukee J. Kilsen, Bellevue,
Lake Elmo SwimmingTrain
The season is fast approaching: when lake
swimming will be over, and those who have
not enjoyed this pleasure will be uttering
words of regret. prevent this feeling of
disappointment the St. Paul, Stillwatei & Tay
lors Falls railroadjwill run another of thedr ever
popular swimming trains on Saturday, thv24th
Trains leave the depot foot of Jackson st i eet
at 5:05 p. M, and 7:40 p. M. returning, leave
the lake at 10:15 p. M., arriving in St. Paul at
Remember, the water is warm and delightful*
Dou't neglect this chance for a good time.
^THE STATE FAIR.1
Busy Times With the Secretary and As-
sistantsEntries of Holstein Cattle, the
First Eve Made in the StateBench Show
Secretary Jndson and his assistants had a
busy day yesterday in attending to the de
mands of persons seeking space and making
entries for the world's fair to be held at St.
Paul the first week in September, under the
auspices of the State Agricultural society.
^Parties intending to make entries to the
bench show should do so as early as possible,
so that Superintendent Lincoln can provide
for their accommodation. Entries close the
Geo. E Brown, of Elgin, III., manager of
the Fox Kiver Stock association, has written
Secretary Jndson that he will be on hand
with his famous Holstein cattle, and as this
will be the first exhibit of any of this breed
of cattle at any of our State fairs, a few
words in regard to them may not be amiss.
These cattle were bred in Nort Holland,
and were selected personally without regard
to cast, and in selecting them care was tak
en to secure not only purity of blood, and
from notoriously large milking families, but
particular attention was paid to fine points and
symmerity of form. I color they are black
and white) distinctly and prettily marked,
and in size they compare favorably with oth
er large breeds. They make an excellent
cross with any of the other breeds, but par
ticularly with the grade short horn, trans
mitting their own peculiar qualities with al
most absolute certainty.
For butter they rank among the best, the
product being abundant and of excellent
quality and as cheese-makers
they excel all other breeds.
Mr. Brown, being one of the largest and
best breeders of this breed of cattle in the
West, his Holsteins will be one of the great
attractions of the fair. Mr. Brown will also
exhibit Cleveland Boy and English draft
horses of his own importation that are spok
en of very highly by those that have seen them,
and we trust that the sfock men of this State
may induce Mr. Brown to leave some of his
stock in this State.
BENCH SHOW ATTBACTIOXS.
I addition to the bench show, there will
be a fine display of sportsmen's goods, by
the leading manufacturers of the country,
together with a display of taxidermist work,
specimens of drawings in water colors, of
sporting and shooting scenes.
Messrs. M. Kennedy & Bros, will make
a large display of guns, rifles, fishing rods
and tackle also a variety of sportsmen's
clothing and other goods.
W. Burkhard will also make a splendid
display of similar goods.
Messrs. Parker Brothers, of West Meridan,
Conn., will have on exhibition the elegant
Case of guns which attracted so much atten
tion at the Centennial Exhibition.
Messrs. Simmons & Sons, of Boston, will
make a large display of their famous
"shooting suits," camp tents, lounges, etc.
W. Holabird, of Valpariso, Ind., the
great sportsmen's clothier, will make a com
plete display of his various goods.
Mr. E. Warner has promised to con
tribute a collection of taxidermist's work,
consisting-of elk, deer, bears, and birds of
all descriptions. This promises to be a
Mr. Chas. A. Zimmerman has definitely
promised to make a display of his world-re
nowned sporting pictures, viz: "Th Light
Shell," "Trying for a Double," ''Shooting
Geese over Decoys." These pictures have
been widely spoken of as gems of art, and
no doubt will cause great attraction.
Capt. Lee Davis has been appointed man
ager of this department, and any parties
wishing to make a display will please make
applications to him.
THE PRESIDENTIAL RECEPTION.
A meeting was held yesterday morning in
the chamber of commerce of the committee
of reception appointed by the State Agricul
tural society to meet President Hayes. At
the request of Gov. Pillsbury, who was pres
ent, Gen. Sibley continued his services as
The principal business to be transacted
consisted in the receipt of reports from the
various organizations, secret and otherwise,
of the city, representatives of
which were present. The amount
of enthusiasm developed was truly marvel
ous, and there is no doubt but that St. Paul
will witness on the day of the Presidential
visit the most glorious procession ever seen
within its limits. Th Knights of Pythias,
the Odd Fellows, the Druids, the Sons of
Hermann, the Knights of St. Paul, the
various Father Matthew societies, the Turn
ers, the German society, the Krieger Verein,
the military companies of Faribault and
Stillwater, the Minnesota Veteran associa
tion, the United States troops, the Fire de
partment, and others too numerous to men
tion have signified their intention
of being in attendance. The
expectation is also felt that the Knights Tem
plars of the entire State, who will be sum
moned to a general encampment, will also
be in attendance. I fact, from present ap
pearances, it would seem as if the whole
distance from the depot to the Metropolitan,
the temporary home of the Presidential par
ty while in the city, will be lined by the so
cieties, which will in succession counter
march after the President and his com
Th line of march will traverse Third
street. I is hoped the various business
houses will be decorated suitably for the oc
casion, and it is especially hoped by the
committee that the decorations will be com
pleted on the evening previous, Wednesday,
Sept. 4. The various organizations intend
ing to participate in the procession are re
quested to report to Gen. Sanborn, the
marshal of the day, not later than Monday,
Sept. 2,when the numbers anticipated to be in
attendance will also be specified. I con
clusion of this department of the prepara
tions for the State fair Jt may be mentioned
that the utmost enthusiasm prevails, and
every indication seems to assure the fact that
President Hayes will be received in a style
.fu'ly commensurate with his official posi
tion and eminently worthy of the city.
During the day, the President will hold a
public reception, but the point has not yet
been fully determined, but it will be most
probably at the Metropolitan.
The Market Square Se Upon its Ears by a
A vicious runaway occurred yesterday fore
noon, commencing at the crowded market
square. A young horse, belonging to Jacob
Wallard, a butcher, startetlfrom near the
pound, but was grabbed at the nose and bri
dle by its owner. Th horse immediately
commenced kicking, and succeeded in kick
ng the seat off the wagon, and then broke
away, throwing Wallard under foot, and the
vehicle passed over him. Bushing madly
through the thronged square, the shaft of the
runaway steed struck and entered the off
fore shoulder of a pony owned by Joh
Schoren, twisting the latter completely
round. At this stage of the proceedings,
Wallard pluckily seized his horse, and was
again thrown, the horse starting down Wash
ington street. Arriving at Fifth street, the
Wallard horse missed his feet, and was
hurled headlong against the sidewalk of
Rice park, opposite the police headquarters,
the wagon being completely over
turned and utterly demoralized. At this point,
Wallard came up again, and assisted in se
curing the horse. This done, it proved the
owner was quite seriously injured and he
was conveyed in a carriage to the St. Paul
house for repairs. The Schoren horse was
taken to Dr. Stein's stables, where an exam
ination proved that the shaft hadoompletely
THE ST. PAUL DULY GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1878.r^v^3
severed, for a depth of some fonrteen inches,
the- muscles from the shoulder blade.
Th animal's wound was attended
to by the doctor, who believes he
can pull the horse through. Th Wallard
horse was not seriously injured. Th es
cape of human life in the market square was
something perfectly marvellous, and Mr.
Wallard deserves especial praise for the
courageous manner with which he held by
his animal, notwithstanding his vicious furor.
The grass in the capitol square is beginning
to look quite sickly.
The Druid's excursion to Willinar starts next
Saturday evening. Tickets can be had when
the train starts at 5 P. M.
The Northwestern will be the St. Louis
packet to-day, leaving at 12 o'clock-noon, and
the Alex Mitchell Saturday.
^Considerable interest was felt last evening
as to the blaze which illuminated the sky in
the direction of Newport, Washington county.
The brick work of the capitol extension pro
gresses in a mannar that ought to put the
blush upon the cheeks of all contractors for the
The watering of Rice park by the fire depart
ment is prosecuted diligently each evening,
and the city will arise and call the promoters
Now that acting President Hayes is going to
visit St. Paul, it is thought George Moore will
make an effort to fling that custom house flag
to the breeze.
The concert by the Great Western band at
Grote's last evening was most numerously at
tended, and the performance elicited abundant
applause, the presence of ladies adding eclat to
It is reported and currently believed that
Capt. Starkey's contract for the paving of
Jackson street will be cancelled at to-morrow's
meeting of the board of pubbc works. But,
then, "you can't most always tell."
Wm. Hyatt, of Otter Tail county, appeared
yesterday before Commissioner Cardozo in an
swer to a charge of forging an affidavit to a
pension claim. gave sureties for his ap
pearance at the October term of the United
States district court.
The chicken hunters are beginning to return,
and have as many tales to tell of their adven
tures as feathers brought home. Meanwhile, a
number of the knowing ones have been prowl
ing aiound near the city, and have succeeded in
bagging respectable numbers of the coveted
A. R. McGill, commissioner of insurance, re
ceived a telegram from Edinboro, Pennsylva
nia, yesterday, announcing the alarming illness
of his daughter, a child of 4 or 5 years. She
has been spending the summer with Mr. Mc
Gill's sister at that point. Mr. McGill left
last evening in lesponse to the summons.
Messis. Wheeler and Hartman, Omaha,
whose arrival was mentioned in the GLO BE
Wednesday, are beoretary and treasurer re
spectively of the Nebraska State Agricultural
society. Mr. Hartman is so well pleased with
President Finch's arrangements tor the Minne
sota exhibition that he will remain to bee it.
The No. 4 engine house is being repaired to
prevent its leaky condition reported upon by
the chief engineer, and the flooring of the en
gine room and stables is being pieced. I
common with the other houses, means aie to
be introduced to ventilate the space underneath
the main floors.
A man named Edward St. Louis was placed
in jail yesterday for smuggling, in default of
bail. was arrested by Maj. C. Wilson, spe
cial agent of the customs department, on the
north shore of Lake Superior, and was com
mitted by the order of United States Commis
sioner J. R. Corey, at Duluth.
The place of meeting of the Prohibition
State convention has been changed from Wase
ca to Minneapolis, at the Reform club room,
No. 40 Washington avenue south. The time is
fixed for September 3. The change is made to
accommodate those delegates who wish to at
tend the State fair at St. Paul and the Minne
The common council committee on fire de
partment, *or a majority thereof, seems to be
actuated by a very small spirit when head
lights for the various engines are refused. If
the majority of the committee could only for
once practically experience ih difficulty of
driving rapidly in the darkness, the dcision
might be changed, and the head-lights would
Chief Weber has already received about twice
as many applicants for appointments upon the
special police during the State fair week than
are required. The chief does not consider
that more than twenty-five or thirty need be
employed, and believes he can so distribute
the present efficient force in his command as
to render further accesions beyond the num
ber indicated unnecessary.
It would almost seem as if the fire depart
ment is to be run by the common council on a
system of favoritism that cannot fail to have a
disorganizing effect. Th "transient" men of
the department, engaged at the paltry salary of
$20 per month, and many of whom have served
faithfully for years, are entirely ignored when
vacancies in the "permanent" force afford op
portunities for promotion. this action the
stimulus of emulation in efficiency and faith
fulness is effectually checked, and the sooner
the council awakes to this fact the better it
will be for the fire service of the city.
Look out for the finest lunch in St. Paul, 64
and 66 Jackson street, Caldwell's, 10 to 12 A. at.
Henry Orlemann's Memory Proves Too
Much for the Consequential Cronit, Who
is in a Tight Box.
The most interesting case upon which
Judge Flint was called yesterday to
adjudicate was that of Joh W. Cronn. As
far back as May, 1877, Cronn came to this
city and represented himself to Henry Orle
mann, saloon keeper, 91 West Third street,
as the accredited agent of the J. M. Bruns
wick & Balke Co. billiard table manufactur
ers, of Chicago. Cronn is a first-rate talker.
is also a first-class billiard player, or,
rather, is much above the average run.
Representing to Orlemann that he
was short of funds. Cronn persuaded
Orlemann to endorse two drafts upon M.
Brunswick & Balke company. The amounts
were small, one being for $25 and the other
for $35, but they were intended, so Cronn
represented, to merely tide over a day or two,
until remittances could be had. Th drafts
were protested, and cost Orlemann $65.16
at much personal inconvenience. Bu he
bided his time. Cronn, having received the
money, cleared for Winnipeg, and, probably
thinking the matter had blown
over, came to St. Paul yesterday, and Orle
man obtained scent of his presence. Th
trains were watched, but it remained for
Officer Cook to net him as he#too near the
Merchants, being pointed out by the keeper
of the billiard tables in the hotel and by
Orlemann. Cronn was committed in de
fault of $250 bail until this morning. Mr.
Orlemann has documentary evidence very
damaging to the prisoner, among which is a
letter acknowledging the signing of the
The handsomest suite of bachelro's quarters
in the city for rent, with furniture for sale at
a great bargain. House contains all the mod
ern conveniencies. Location most desirable.
Inquire at this office.
Soldiers Additional Homesteads for sale by
-,A-4. t- "i** MOBTOK, MOOEE & Co.,
f~ Pioneer Press building.
\,%e*b^'" Weathe To-Day.
WASHINGTON, D. Aug. 211 A. M.Indi
cations for the upper lake region, warmer
clear weather followed by increasing cloudi
ness, variable winds mostly northeast to south
east, nearly stationtry temperature and sta
tionary or lower pressure. For upper Missis
sippi and lower Missouri valley partly cloudy
weather, possibly occasional rain, southeasterly
winds, nearly stationary pressure and temper
Regular Conclave of Our City Dads at the
Council Chamber Last NightSpecial
Policemen Appointed for Fair Weehr
Report of City Officers, Etc., Etc.
A regular meeting of the common council
was held at the council chamber, city hall
building, last evening, at which the usual
routine business was transacted. First of all
the mayor presented a communication appoint
SPECIAL POLICEMEN FOB FATB WEEK,
and asked that the names be confirmed. They
were duly confirmed, and their names are as
B. R. Drew, B. F. Morse, Edward Bassett,
Louis Peterson, J. J. Leavitt, Wm. Hannegan,
Peter Euberg, H. Huskins, M. J. Galpin, John
Kelly, Wm. H. Groff, J. D. Ricker, C. L. Peck,
John Hingston, Edward Loomis, James Dillon,
Thomas Nelson, C. D. Kingsley.
TRACK TO FAIB GROUNDS.
The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Minne
apolis railroad company asked permission to
lay tracks on Certain streets through the city
to the fair grounds. Referred to the proper
committee to report at present meeting.
BEPOBTS OF CITY OFFICEBS.
A communication from the city treasurer in
relation to certain notes was referred to com
Poundmaster Jerry Sullivan reported having
collected $16. Also irom Mr. Gear, lower
Also from A. O'Brien, E D., $4.50.
All placed on file.
The report of the city engineer recommend
ing that J, M. Woodward be awarded the con
tract for grading 3V^ Avenue South, at 24c
per square yard. Placed on file.
The clerk presented the assessment roll for
repairs of sidewalks, which was laid over till
the next meeting.
The commissioners' report was presented
and had the same reference as above.
The committee on claims presented the usual
budget of claims, and the clerk was instructed
to draw orders on the city treasurer for the
The committee on accounts reported back
the accounts of the various officers as correct.
Repoit placed on hie.
The committee on public grounds and build
ings reported back the report in regard to the
purchase of a fire-proof safe for the city engi
neer's office and recommended that the com
mittee be authorized to contract for the con
struction of the safe. Report adopted.
The usual number of petitions for con
struction of sidewalks and erection of gas
lamps were reported, and the usual action tak
The committee on fare department reported
in regard to Geimania engine Company, favor
ing the purchase of a chemical apparatus for
the use of that company.
The clerk was instiucted to draw an order on
the treasurer favor of William Winthieser
lor the sum of -^JO.
brOCK YARD MJISANCE.
The committee on marketb leported back the
report of the special committee in reference to
the stock jards on Plymouth avenue, with the
opinion that the yard was a public nuisance,
and lecommended that the bame be removed
from the city at the expiration of the lease.
On motion, the council decided that the yards
were a nuisance and must be removed at the
expiration of lcabc.
The committee on railroads recommended
that the petition of Barnard & Cope for the
construction of a track on Second avenue N.
E., connecting their factory-with the St. Paul
& Pacific track, be granted. Adopted.
The city engineer's report in reference to
the construction of sewers was presented, and
the assessments were confirmed.
Under the heading of unfinished business the
clerk-took up foi its second reading an ordi
nance fixing the grade of numerous streets in
the city. The ordinance passed.
An ordinance amending an ordinance con
cerning awnings was also passed.
An ordinance amending an ordinance regu
lating pounds was laid on the table.
Aid. Smith moved that A. A. Hoyt be con
firmed as driver of Cataract steamer in place of
A. Rogers, he having been elected by the com
Aid. Lyons moved that the city engineer be
instructed to notify the St. Paul & Pacific Rail
road company to plank the crossing of Seventh
street northeast. Adopted.
Adjourned till next Wednesday evening at
A Small Gathering at Workingmen'n Hall
Last Ei'imingCommlttees Appointed
Talking Sujtrenw Court.
Those interested in resisting the payment
of the royalty on drive wells held a meeting
in Workingmen's hall last evening. The meet
ing was called to order by C. W. Curtiss, presi
dent of the Workingmen's Union, and he was
chosen chairman. Mr. Kellogg was chosen sec
Mr. Hervins, of the committee appointed at
the last meeting to canvass the city and learn
the feelings of the people about town in regard
to paying the royalty, was called on and said
that all to whom he had spoken about the mat
ter were in favor of carrying it to the supreme
court. They were willing to pay all they were
able to in order to see the case carried thiough
to the end.
J. Bassett gave the histoiy of the old
fight, and was th(j opinion that they did not
have a fair showing that, in fact, it should go
to the supreme court.
A communication from Gov. Davis was read,
in which he expressed the opinion that it was
a good case for the Supreme court, and the
cost would be about $5,000.
L. Parker was appointed a committee of one
to obtain a written opinion from Gov. Davis.
A committee of five was appointed to solicit
contributions: Henry Smith, Huhus, W.
W. Stickney, Mr. Ripley, Mr. Gurbach. J. M.
Parker was chosed treasurer.
Adjourned sin die.
Conductor .Tames l'helpx, Wife and Child
InjuredThe Former Has His Shoulder
Crushed to a l'ulpA Serious Affair.
Last evening the family of James Phelps,
one of tb most efficient conductors
on the C. M. St. & M. road,
met with a serious runaway accident near this
city. Mr. Phelps was returning home from a
visit to Minnehaha Falls, when the horse be
came frightened,run away and threw the party
out. Mr. Phelps was very dangerously injured.
His right shoulder was completely crushed, so
that the bones could be rolled about as
so much flash. Hi right side was also badly
injured and his hip, face and head badly
Tilrs. Phelps was badly bruised about the
face, side and hip but had no bones broken.
Her face was most dangerously bruised. The
little girl, Nelhe, was injured about the side
and back, but nothing dangerous.
Dr. Newman, the celebrated Washington
divine, entertained an appreciative audience at
Association hall, last evening. Dr. Newman is
a fluent and entertaining speaker, and all who
were absent missed a great treat.
C. W. Shearlock, of the East Division, now
mourns the loss of two fingers. Hi hand
become mashed in a portion of the machinery
of the Minneapolis Mill company's mill,
yesterday, and amputation became necessary.
OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAM
sey District Court, Second Judidial District.
Warren L. Woodbury, Plaintiff, vs Artemas Gale,
The State of Minnesota, to the above named de
fendant: You are hereby Bununoned and required to answer
the complaint in this action, which has been filed in
the once of the clerk of said court, at the Court House
in the city of Saint Paul, in said county of Ramsey
and to serve a copy of your answer to the said com
plaint on the subscribers at their office in and at the
corner of Fifth and Wabashaw streets, in said city of
Saint Paul, county and State aforesaid, within
twenty days after the service of this summons upon
you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you
fail to answer the said complaint within the time
aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will, upon such
failure, have the amount he is entitled to recover as
certained by the court or under Its direction, and
take judgment for the amount so ascertained, to
gether with costs and disbursements of suit.
SMITH & EGAN,
Plaintiff's Attorney, St. Paul, Hum.
july24-7 wed i
CONFIRMATION OF ASSESSMENT
Sewer on Sixth Street.
OFFICE OF THE BOAKD OF PUBLIC WORKS,
Crrr OF ST. PAUL, MINN, Aug. 20, 187b.
The assessment of benefits, costs and ex
penses arising from the construction of a
sewer on Sixth street, from Minnnsota street
to a point half way between Cedar and Waba
shaw streets, in the city of St. Paul, Minn.,
having been completed and entered of record
by the Board of Public Works in and for said
city, the said Board will meet at their office in
said city, at 9 A. M., on the Sixth day of Sep
tember, A. 1878, to hear objections (if any)
to said assessment, at which time and place,
unless sufficient cause is shown to the contrary,
the said assessment will be confirmed.
The following is a list of the supposed own
ers names, the description of i he property, and
the amounts assessed against the same, to-wit:
St. Paul Proper.
Julia A, Flynn,
City of St. Paul,
Edward Nicholas, b% of
Julius Georgie, 52 feet of 9
Same, of 100 feet of 10
Norman W. Kittson, J^ of
100 feet of 10
Same, 20 feet of 11
St. Paul Manufacturing Co.,
30 feet of 11
C. C. Berkman, 1
Christine Masbon, }i of i
James EBterling, of 4
Joseph Villaume, 5
Henry Schroeder. 0
Jane Eliza Sheiman, ?f of 7
Same, H, of 8
Gustav Willius, of 2
same, of A
AnnKielj, of 4
Catherine Ahern, Jj of 1
6 6 6
Curcer'ti Subdivision of Lot A 5 0,
a ad 8,
Block 10, St. Pavl Proper.
W. F. Davidson, 1 10 80 50
Same, 2 10 3(J 50
Same, 3 10 36 50
Same, 4 10 30 22
All objections to said assessment must be
writing and fibd with the Clerk of said Board
at least one day prior to said meeting.
H. M. RICE, President.
Official: R. GORMAN,
Clerk Board Public Work's. 219-21
OFFICE OK TUB BOARD OF PCBL IC WOHKS, I
CITY OF ST. PAUL, MINN., Aug. 10, 1878. i
Sealed bids will be received by the Board of
Public Works in and for the corporation of the
city of St. Paul, Minn., at their office in said
city, until 12 M. on the 2d day of September,
A. 1878, for constructing sidewalks in front
of all lots and lands situated and described as
follows, and lying and being in said city, to
wit: O N THE SOUTH SIDE O WAVERLY
STREET I N FRONT O LOT 10, O.'
JARVIS' SUBDIVISION O LOT 3 O
BASS' ADDITIO N O OUT LOTS
ON WEST SID E O MINNESOT A
STREET I N FRONT O LOT S 1 AND
8, BLOCK 13, O ROBERT & RAN-
DALL' S ADDITION.
ON EAST SID E O MINNESOT A
STREET I N FRONT O LOT S AND
7, BLOCK 11, ROBERT o: RANDALL' S
ON WEST SID E O MINNESOTA
STREET I N FRONT OF LOTS 1 AND
2, BLOCK 12, ROBERT & RANDALL' S
ON WEST SID E O COOPE STREET,
BETWEEN SPRUC E AND NORRI S
Said sidewalks are to be built in accordance
with plans and specifications on hi in the
office of said Board.
A bond with at least two sureties, in a sum
of at least 20 per cent, of the gross amount bid
must accompany each bid.
The said Board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
Official: R. GORMAN,
Clerk Board of Public Works. 218-28
COUNTY AUDITOB'S 0**ICE,
RAMSEV COUNTY, MINX.,
S T. PAVL, August 12th, lfe78.)
will be received at this office until 10 o'clock A. M.,
September 7th, 1878, for
FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS
RAMSEY COUNTY BOINTDS,
maturing in twenty ears from September 1st, 1878,
bearing seven per cent, interest, payable semi-an
nually, at the Financial Agency of Ramsey County,
in the City of New York. These bonds will be is
sued denominations of
One TLcrasancl Dollars Each.,
and soldinlots of 310,000. No bid will be enter
tained at less than par, and accrued interest from
September 1st, 1878. WILLIAM DAWSON,
Chairman Board County Commissioners.
S. EE DAVIS, County Auditor. 211
KeoM 'n Lie Packet Co
SIDE WHEEL PASSEMEE PACKETS
St. Louis & Intermediate Pants,
Connecting with all Railroads for the East and South
will leave St. Paul
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday,
-A.t 1 3 O'clock TOOL.
JOHN RKANY, Agent, Levee, St. Paul.
One red cow, five or six years old, with small paps,
taken up on the 15th in8t. Will be sold on the 23d
day of August, at 10 o'clock in the forenoou, at the
north door of the public market, if not sooner re
deemed. JOHN MITCHELL,
218-30 r- Polic* Officer.
SALEPBTNTXSG OFFICE FOB 8AXE
CHEAPA 5 column quarto, 8 page newspaper
outfit at a great bargain includes press, type and
other material. The whole can be purchased for
$360 cash. Apply to St. Paul Type Foundry.
T^OR SALE10,000 acres well selected Bed River
Jj lands cheap. A. A. MoLEOD, St. Paul, Minn.
class bar-keepers during State
Fair at St. Paid. Apply at DOXXELLY'S, No.
10 Wabashaw street. 219
ANTEDHELP WANTED at the MERIUTT
HOUSE, Sixth ward.
two girls for general work.
One German boj, also,
TT7 ANTEDTwo good operators on sewing ma
chines. Call at No. 12 West Third street.
\\TANTEDTAILORS WANTED at the Boston
One Price Clothing Honse, St. Paul. 218-20
"IT^ANTEDA girl for general housework. In
quire at 19 Wabashaw street. D. RAMALEY.
WAITEDA competent servant
prelerred. Must come well recommended
ply at this office
The 1st Presbyterian Church,
same, Elias Drake, und J^
Caroline Drake, und
ClECUKE A HOME on monthly payments, $1,300 to
O $3,000. J. W/McCLUNG. 2W-thAsn
UPA brown mare 7 or 8 years old, spavm
off lund leg -weight about 900 pounds. Owner
can have same at WHITCHER'S lnerj stable by
paying charges. 220-J
the Tuesday e^enlng'ti freight tram
from a red covered memorandum
book, of no alue to au but the owner. Finder will
be liberally rewarded on returning to E. B. COS-
TAIN, 233 West Third street or postofflce box 353.
Papers chiefly relate to the steamer Aunt Betsei.
FARM TO RENT.
Farm at Lake Como. couiprismg
al the Improved Land withiH hunts of the BO
called Lake Como Park, lying north of the ''Lake
Johanna Road," together with the Buildings and
other improvements situate thereon, the same i.eiug
known as the Ayd place. Bj order of the Commit
tee on Public Parks, M. O'CONNOR,
113-tf city Clurk
O* KICK OF THE ClTY TliKASDRER
Si. PAUL, MINNESOTA, August 19, 187P.
Notice for Judgment.
I will make application to the Distm Court
in and fm the county ot Ramsey and State of
Minnesota, at the special term helil Saturdav
August 31st, 1878, at the court house in St.
Paul, Minnesota, for judgments against the
several lots and leal cbtate emlnaced in a wai
lant in hands for the collection of unpaid
assessments, with interest and cobts thereon
for the hereinafter nunud special assessments.
All in the city of St. Paul, county i Ramsey
and State ot Minnesota, when and wheie all
peisons interested may attend and be heard.
The owners and descuptions of lots and real
estate are as follows:
ASSESSMENT FOR WIDENING AND
STRAIGHTENING LAFAYETTE AVE-
NUE BETWEEN BRUNO AND COL-
in the city of St. Paul, Minn., in accordance
with the order of the Common Council "i said
city, approved Maj' 11th, 1878.
Supposed ownci. a: ^q
Henry A Cahtle,
same, ScJumncicr's S
ub-JJMtion A''( /rts
1 18 00
13 13 14
same, und i
Elias Drake, un J*j
Mutts' Addition of Out Lot*.
same, und 20 ft of
Caroline Drake, und
20 ft of 230 ft,
Mark E Reeves, 112 of
Wurntt (k Wiustow's Addition.
Wilder & Merriam, except
part taken for Lafayette
avenue, 8 7
2 1 80
2 JO 16
hub of Lots 8, 0, and Port oj Lot*
7, 10. 12 and 13, HavC Adddw.
Sibley, und 5
A Wilder, und 5
Hvrace Thompson, und 5
bame, und 6
A Wilder, und
3 jf fi
If Sibley, und y, (i
hame, und 7
A II Wilder, und )4 7
Horace Thompson, und 7
11 orrai, d: Winslow's Addition.
E Laugevin, 1 5
same, 2 5
John IJ Merriam,
A Wilder, un
railroad, 9 7
Urs Borer, 1 10
Louisa Walsh, north of
Collins street, 1 11
Geo Becker, '2 12
Susannah I Becker. 3 12
same, 4 12
same, 5 12
Martin Hagan. 5 13
W. JSsi' Sub-JJivision of LotisS, 9, and Part
of ioN 7, 10, 12 and 13 of Bass' Addition of
A Wilder, Sibley and
Thompson, nnd each
(except part taken toi
Lafayette avenue) of i x7 10
All in the city of St. Paul, county of Kumsey
and State of Minnesota.
T. A. ULNZ
217-21 C\tv Tr- .irer.
THE ACADEMY OF THE VISITATION
O SOMERSET STREET,
"Will reopen for boarders and day scholars on the
first Monday of September 198-228
WOOD & COAL.
N. W. Fuel Co., St. Paul Offices:
OIIIOOS & JOHNSON, ME.SdPtreet.
HILL, SAUNBSBS AO KEB, 112 E 3d-Sine