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MARKET HOUSE, ST. PAUL.
OUR BANKING CAPITAL, The Commercial Center Which Attracts the Wealth of Sagacious and Enter-□ prising Business Ken. FIGURES VERY SIGNIFICANT. Capital Nearly Six Millions, Deposits Nearly Eleven Millions and Over Ninety Millions of Ex change Sale?. BANKS AND BANKING. The amount of the transaction* by the banks of a city is, of course, the best in dex to the business of the place. St. Paul's commercial importance is demon strated in a most gratifying manner, by the character of her banking institutions" and the immense sums of money handled by them. These institutions have steadily kept pace with the remarkable growth of the city and the marvelous development of the vast country tributary to it. THE FIHST NATIONAL BANK is at present the most extensive of bank ing houses. It was established in Febru ary. 1863, and to-day is one of the most stable and wealthy mone^eil institutions of the country. It was originally a private banking house and grew to its present im portance under the sagacious, and efficient management of Messrs. J. E. Thompson and Horace Thompson, both now de ceased. The First National bank has a paid-in capital of $1,000,000. Its books show a balance cf $390,000 representing surplus and undivided profits, a circulation cf $294,000, deposits amounting to $3,950, --000. loan.?, $3,850,000, and during the past year it has Bold $84,500,000 of exchange. The present officers are: Henry P. Upham, president: C. D. Giifillan, vice president; E. H. Bailey, cashier and W-A. .Miller, as sistant cashier. The bank -till occupies the same banking room in which it was started nineteen years since, but the quarters are so limited that the corpora tion is erecting a splendid block at the corner of Jackson and Fourth streets, which will be 48x100 feet, live stories in height, ami of entirely ornamental archi tecture. The entire lower story and base ment of this edifice will be occupied by the bank. THE 31 Hi;i HANTS* NATIONAL BANK. This bank was organized in 1872, and has a capital of $1,000,000. It occupies very elegant and spacions apartments at the corner of Third and Jackson streets, in the Fire and Marine Insurance com pany block, and has in the la-t lev.- year* been obliged to increase its space. The banking room is fitted in the most elabor ate style, the wood work all being black walnut, and the furniture solid and rich. The officers are now: John L. Merriam. president: Walter A. Mann, vice president, and W. R. Merriam, cashier. On to-mor row, Jan. 1, Mr. Mann will withdraw, and Mr. W. R. Merriam will succeed him as vice president, Mr. F. A. Seymour, of Still water, taking the vacant position of cash ier. The Merchants' has surplus and undi vided profits amounting to $370,000, a cir culation of $90,000, deposits $2,500,000 loans $3,000,000, ,md its years* business in exchange has reached $30,000,000. THE SECOND NATIONAL BANK was organized in 1865, and now occupies a fine apartment at the corner of Third and Wabashaw streets, in McQuillan's block. The officers are, E. S. Edgerton, president; A. S. Cowley, vice-president, and A. E. Ferte, cashier. Its capital is $200,000; surplus and undivided profits, $234833; circulation. $180,000; deposits, $£,100^254; loans average 75.000; exchange sold in 1882, $7,077,450. The Second National is located in the center ol retail trade, and is the furthest op town of all the banks. It was originally somewhat further west on C. ST. P. M. & O. R. R. OFFICES. Third street, when it was supposed that the trade center would be at Seven corners. The stock of the Second National has sold higher than that of any other bank in St. Paul, and offers are standing of over 200 per cent, on its par value. THE GEBMAX-AMEEICAN BANK. This institution is the outgrowth of a private banking house established in 1856. In 1873 it was regularly incorporated with the above name. Its capital has been $300, --000, but on Jan. 1,1883, it will be increased to $500,000. The bank has a surplus of $200, --000, its deposits amount to $1,20,0,000. its loans to $1,100,000, and in 1882 it handled $10,500,000 of exchange. The German- American occupies the first floor of a fine stone block, No. 94 East Third street. This edifice was erected by the bank and is one of the handsomest buildings in St. Paul. The banking room is large and elegant, being finished in black walnut, having marble counters and very artistically fres coed walls and ceilings. F. Willius is president; Gen. J. B. Sanborn, vice presi | dent, and Gustav Willing, cashier. Con j nected with the bank is a safe deposit I vault, which is admitted to be one of the ! best in the country. It is conducted in the j most admirable manner and is largely pat- I ronized by capitalists, merchants and pri- 1 j vate individuals. At times the vault un i doubtedly contains not less than $10,000, --; 000 in money, securities and other valuable j property. BANK OF MINNESOTA. In November last the private banking I house of Dewson, Smith & Seheffer, which ; was established in 1861, was re-organized ! and incorporated as the Bank of Minnesota , with a paid up capital of $000,000. and j the following officers: William Dawsor. I president; Robert A. Smith, vice president. | Albert Seheffer, cashier: and Herman Schet ; fer, assisstant cashier. The deposits I amount to $1,300,000, which, however, doe ! not include $318,000 which is represented I by certificates of Dawson, Smith &Scheffer. | which are subject to exchange for certifi i cates of the present bank. The institution i carries loans to the amount of $I£Bo,ooo, .; and its exchange business of the past year , reached $6,00,000. This banking house is , located at the corner of Jackson and Fourth streets, and is. in point of finish and fur nishing, probably equaled by but few in the United States. The wood-work is hand some red cherry, elaborately designed and finely finished, with bird's-eye maple pan els. THE CAPITAL BANK OF ST. PA~I.. Organized in October 1880, and is lo cated at No. 137 East Third street. Its officer? are L. E. Reed, president; W. D. Kirk, cashier, and J. W. Wait, assistant cashier. The capital is $100,000, and surplus $25,000. The deposits at the time of the last statement were ■ §2i»4,f>S4. ite loans amount to $248,000, and it? ex change business reached $3,000,000. The. managers and directors are among the oldest, wealthiest and most sagacious men of St. Paul, the president, Mr. L. E. Reed, having for over a quarter of a century occupied high positions in the older banks. The banking room is handsome and cheer ful and is finished in butternut in Er.^t lake design. THE PEOPLES' EAXK. This institution was opened on the 18th of this December, at the corner of Seventh and Sibley streets, in the midst of a pros perous and growing community of retail merchants, and convenient to the largest wholesale houses. The paid up capital is $100,000, and the officers are W. J. Mac auley, president; Geo. R. Finch, vice president, and G. E. Rittenhouse. cashier. The sagacity displayed in the establish ment of the bank has been fully proved, even in the brief period that has elapsed since its start, and the institution is rap idly securing a constituency of desirable patron?. The room occupied is bright and handsome and is finished in butternut and black walnut. THE SAVINGS EAXK OF ST. PAUL was organized in 1867. It is located on the corner of Third and Robert streets, and the officers are as follows: John S. Prince, president; E. J. Meier, assistant cashier; trustees. E. F. Drake, H. R. Brill. i B. Presley, John A. Stees and John S. Prince. Its capital is $50,000, with surplus and undivided profits of £6.000. The savings deposits amount to $200,000.71; business deposits. $57,531.84: loans and discounts. THE SAINT PAUL SUNDAY GLOBE, SCNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31, 1882. 1 SPECIMEN STRUCTURES. 1 Bffiitfl / • SOME OF THE BUSiyJESS AXli I'UBLIC I BZ'ILDiyGS THAT ORXAMEXT ST. VAIL. The Market House and Turner Hall— New Drake Building—P. H. Kelly's Block—The St. Paul & Omaha General Offices. The Drake Bltich: The Drake block.built for Auerbach.Rneh & Van Slyck. wholesale dealers in dry goods and notions, is one of the finest houses in the country. The building has frontages of seventy-five feet each on Fourth and Fifth streets and 300 feet on Sibley street. Its entire floor area is nearly three acres. The superstructure is of ; brick, faced with the finest . grade of St. Louis pressed brick, with water-table and all trimmings of Kasota cut stone. The illustration will give some idea of the structure. The basement floor is divided into two apartments, one 210 feet long and the other 90 feet long, department A. the larger room being the general salesroom ofthis establishment. The main floor with its contents and transactions is one of the most interesting business rooms in the world. The first forty-five feet of the en tire room is cut off and subdivided for the offices and accounting rooms by elegant partitions of cherry wood and clear plate glass. The department on this floor is under the supervision of Mr. Finch, and filled with silks, dress goods, prints, flan nels, ginghams, cottonades, jeans, etc. The third floor is one complete, unbroken stretch of the entire building, and is re garded as the most splendid portion of the building. On this floor is the stock of white goods carried by this large house. The stock includes white goods, shawls, cloaks, hosiery, gloves, underwear, linens, laces, etc. The kid glove counter is especially large and fine, done in the rich butternut— the only furniture on this floor which is not in pure white. The fourth floor is in two divisions, one of 200 feet and one of 100 feet, the former, which is occupied by department D, notions, including a fine line of parasols, fans, corsets, fancy rib bons, dress trimmings, etc., in endless va riety. The other division is a department entirely of the firm's own manufacture. I in the line of overalls, heavy and coarse un derwear, etc. Shafts run its whole length, furnishing steam power to over 200 sewing machines.ln the mannf Picturing department on the fifth floor 300 girls and men are em ployed. A large portion of the fifth floor is occupied in the manufacture of tents, awnings, tarpaulins, wagon co\«rs, bags of all kinds, printed flour sacks, burlaps, etc.. which the house make and sells a tremen dous product. Six thousand bags per day is the capacity of this department. The $2G0,010.90. The amount of exchange sold ; in 1882 was $500,000. This is one of /the most substantial and well-managed insti tutions of the kind in the country. THE THIRD NATIONAL BANK will be organized early in 1883, and com-} mences business in the new Drake block on ' Third street between Jackson and Sibley j streets about May 15. It will have a capi tal stock of $1,000,000, and the first officers ; will be as follows: Walter A. Mann—now ! vice president of the Merchants' National, president: B. C. Howes of Farmers' and i Traders" bank, Hastings, vice president: ' J. Lockey. public examiner of National I banks, Washington, D. C. cashier. The j bank will fit their rooms in the best style ' and the location is one the finest in the ' city. ! PBITATX BANKING HOUSES. ! W. A. Culbertson has very handsome ' offices in Giifillan's block at the corner, of ; Jackson and Fourth streets, and conducts I a business devoted strictly to the baying ! of commercial paper, his transactions in i 1882 amounting to about $2,000,000. Peabody A: Hegeman on the 4th of this j month (December) opened a private bank- ,' ing house No.4ol,Jackson street. They will ! do a general banking business, and com mence with a capital of $25,000. They j have as correspondents and references ; some of the most solid banks in New York, ! Chicago, St. Louis and St. Paul, and hay- i ing had large experience, and holding an ' abundance of capital they are destined to ' meet with success. Their'is back very neat- ' ly finished in butternut, and is prettily fur- I nished. The growth of the business is well dis- ' played by comparing the figures given in the above brief but correct exhibits with ! the amount of business done by the banks ' in 1881. The capital invested in banks has ! increased $849,450, the surplus and un- ' divided profits have grown $311,008, and I there was $21,777,450 more exchange this year than last. tttiimHmm. The aggregate banking business of the city shows as follows: Capital. $5,799,838; deposits, $10,920 : 3G9; loans, $10,913,000: exchange. $91,577,450. INSURANCE. FIEE AND MABINE INSTANCE COMPANY. This is an institution of which St. Paul ■ is pretty proud, as it holds a national posi- : tion, and bears a reputation which may : well be envied by the oldest insurance < companies of the world. ( It was estab lished by men of thoroughly tested judg- • ment, and the highest characters for in- < tegrity and sagacity, ana the management i since its organization in 1865 has been j such as to command the confidence of the > people. The present capital of $400,000 t will, at the commencement of the new t year, be increased to $500,000. The as- t 1 sixth floor is a storage room for all the different departments. It also includes a commodious sample room, where men are constantly employed furnishing tracts and arguments for the traveling army. A large packing room is also on this floor. The entire foice of this mammoth linn numbers 425 persons. Marliet House. To Col. Alien, president of the common council, belongs the credit of projecting and carrying forward to completion what is known as Market hall, the largest pub lic structure in St. Paul, a picture of which is given above. It was commenced under difficulties and discouragements that no one but a strong man could overcome. At times, while Col. Allen was urging the erection of this building, the objections to it were stated'with so much strength and repeated so often that it seemed as though the colonel would be defeated. It was not so ordained, however, and the work on the building was commenced and finally car ried through to completion. It is 280 feet long, extending from Wabashaw street to St. Peter. On the St. Peter end of the building it is 82 feet in width, and on Waba*haw street 75 feet wide. It is built of yellow brick, and is furnished with a large and pleasant toned bell. It has never been used for a market house for the rea son that when it was about completed the state capitol was destroyed by lire, and Market ball was by common consent ten dered to the governor for the use of the state oncers and the legislature. Since that timt' the lower part of it has been used exclusively by the state for a capital. In this building the legislature has con vened, and the laws that govern the state have been passed and approved within its walls. The second story is used for the municipal court and for generul public purposes. In the west end there is a large hall capable of seating 1,500 people. Al together the building has cost something over $100,000. ° Chicago, St. Paul S. Omaha Block. The cut herewith represents the headquar ters building of the Chicago, St. Paul & Omaha road. It is located ou the north west corner of Fourth and Wacouta streets. and is constructed of red pressed brick. The plans as originally prepaed .by Hr. Radcliff were considerably more elaborate and ornamental than appears from the building as it now stands. These plans were taken in hand by Mr. Porter when he came here as president of the road, and cut down to a more economical basis. The building as it now stands is 60 feet front on Fourth street and 120 feet on Wacouta street. It is three stories with a deep basement and a mansard roof, and cost $60,000. The _\V<r Turner Hi:!;. An excellent view of which is herewith given, is situated at the corner of Sixth and Franklin street, fronting on Sixth. Its architecture is German 'renaissance in DRAKE BLOCK. sets of the company are over $1,000,000, and the business extends throughout the United States. The officers of the com pany are: C. E. Bigelow. president; P. Berkey. vice president; W. S. Timberl.ike. treasurer; C. B. Gilbert, secretary. The company occupies the second stor/ of a fine granite building of its own at the corner of Third and Jackson streets. The amount of losses paid since the organiza tion of"the company to the date of its last annual report was $3,576,988. The German-American Hail Insurance Co. was organized in 1875, and has qualified under the laws of Minnesota. Wisconsin and lowa. It has a capital of $25,009 and is officered as follows: Gen. John B. San born, president: Walter H. Sanborn, secre tary, and E. B. Sanborn, treasurer and gen eral manager. The annual business amounts to about $850,000. The office of the com pany is in the Germ an-American bank building. No. 94 East Third street. German Scandinavian. Hail and Storm In surance Co.- This company was organized in Decem ber, 1881, with a capital of $25,000, its charter providing for the privilege to in crease to $100,000. The officers are A. R. Kiefer, president; Gustav Willius, vice president and treasurer: J. P. Jacobson, secretary, and J. A. Allen, general mana ger. It does business in Minnesota,-Wis consin nnd lowa, and during its existence has written about $500,000 of risks, an* paid 120 losses. The office of the company is in Presley's block. 101 East Third street. THE WHOLESALE BUSINESS. While the growth of St. Paul from year to year for the past four live years, may seem remarkable and even phenomenal to many who are ignorant of the causes which conspire to produce it, to those acquainted with the immense resources of the vast country tributary to it, it is not r a matter for wonder. No portion of the world is developing so rapidly as is the great cen tral North. From all parts of the globe people are nocking to its fertile fields, to its extensive forests, to its valuable min eral regions and to its broad cattle ranges. North and northwest of St. Paul lies a rich territory all paying tribute and developing in such a healthy manner that the city must in a very few years grow to dimen sions equaled by but few in- the Union. . The same ratio of increase appears in all items of growth, and the mostvcareful estimates place that ratio at about thirty three per cent, in population, building, and business. It is known that that ratio will hold good throughout the entire cen tral North, applying to the influx of set tlers, the increase of.cultivated » acreage, the amount of wheat produced, the mi:«« style, has a frontage of 60 feet by 100 feet in depth, two high stories and basement in height, with mansard roof, and cost §18,000. The foundation and basement is of granite, and the super structure wood. The basement i* divided off into a club room, dining room, kitchen, pantries, wine room, closets and lovatories. The hall on the first floor is 60x85 feet and 28 feet in heighth in the clear, and will seat 1,200 people. The decorating of the walls and ceiling of the hall is rich and tasty, being in the Pomptian style. Front ing the stage is a gallery with a seating capacity of 500, beneath which is a reading room. Directly off the hall to the left of the main entrance the ladies* dre—.ng rooms, all tastefully furnished. Fo: rhe purposes designed the hall is very complete—a credit to the city and the society. It is the intention of the society during 18i?3 to build a gymnasium oq the rear of the hall, with an entrance from Franklin street, in connection with a large and well equipped stage, provision having been made for such an addition in the planning of the hall. 13.I 3. H. K-Utj Mercantile Company. Our advertising columns this morning, announce the formation of a corporation to be known as the P. H. Kelly, Mercantile company. This company succeeds to the immense business built up by the senior of the old as Tell as the new house. Hon. P. K. Kelly, a man who by his sagacity and mrtirißg energy has made a busi ness house of absolutely promi nence. The directors of the new corporation are Messrs. P. H. K«lly, A. Di> fren?. Alex. Barclay, R. C. Gooding, War ren Granger. Jerome Platt and J. M. Cooper. The officers are: President—P. H. Kelly. Vice President—A. Dufrene. Secret <iy— Alex Barclay. Treasurer—R. C. Gooding. The house has a half million of paid np capital and that sum will be increased to a full million shortly. In fact it would stand at a million to-day but for a defect in the general law relating to incorporations. The incorporation begins Jan. 10, 1883, ana *xpires Jan. 1, 1890. The cut of the Kelly building herewith pre sented, does not cover the entire building occupied by this extensive house, Mr. Kel ly havicg 'built an additional building of 100 feet by 125, fire stories high. The hou-e occupies a frontage of 150 feet on Third street, and the several floors cover a surface of 100.000 squars feet. The busi ness of the house for 1882 approximates lour million dollars. It stands first among the solidly successful establishments of the country. The gentlemen who are associat ed with Mr. Kelly in the incorporation have long been connected with the house i;i positions of trust and responsibility and a inannging director like Mr. Kelly seconded by such lieutenants as his asso ciate', renders it certain that the future will far ellipse the past. lof railroad constructed, and in the im- ' ; proved financial condition of the people. ] Jn preparing a statement of the whole- j sale business of St. Paul much time and j j care has been bestowed, and the exhibit presented is believed to be as accurate as it could be made before the merchants have finished their final accounting for the year.lt is indorsed,by those most competent to judge, as a fair conservative statement and certuinly not exaggerated. Per centages of increase vary in different lines, but the average will be found to corre ! spond with that claimed —thirty- j three per cent. The admirable report for 1881 made by the chamber of commerce placed the wholesale business of St. Paul in that year at $51,232,647, and below the same table is given corrected for 1882. Kinds *f business. Amount. Agricultural implements ;.. $2,058,000 Beer 1,030.000 Blank books and paper 1,233,000 Boots and shoes 8,150,000 Carpets and house iurcibhinp 550,000 Cigars 850,000 Clothirg 1,000,000 Coffees, teas, spices, etc 842,000 Crockery and glassware 720,000 Confectionery and fruit 900,000 Drug*, paints, etc 2.060,000 Dry goods and notions 10,870,000 Flour, feed and commission 3,250,000 Fuel 2,500,000 Furniture , 230,000 Grai- 5,880,000 Groceries 10,200,000 Gunsand eporting goods 150,0;u Hardwcre. stoves and heavy iron.. . 3,000,000 Hats and cap.; 1,140,000 Hides and furs 925,000 Leather, saddlery and findings 1,050,000 Live stock 3.750,000 if™? 2,200,000 Machinery and mill supplies '.'. 1,344,000 Musical instruments 150.000 Provisions 475,000 Sash, doors and blinds 500.000 Sewing machines 450,000 Trunks, valises, etc 175,000 Wiaesand liquors 2,650,000 Unclassified..: 4,4U0,C00 _ To ...$69,682,0t'0 Total fat ISSI 51,232.647 Increase in ISB2 ......818,449,353 --. - . Manufactures. The manufacturers of St. Paul have been very generally called upon, and the result has been trnly surprising, but few of them setting the increase in their industries at less than 50 per cent. In all the more ex tensive lines the increase has been fully up : to 50 per cent, and many new. establish ments have been started. Taking the statement published] in 1881 by the chamber of common, which showed manufacturing to the amount of $16,071, --538, the products for 1882 will surely not be less than $24,108,000. P. H. KELLY BLOCK. ST. PAUL WORKHOUSE. By an act cf the legislature, approved on the 10th day of February, 1881, the common council of the city of St. Paul was authorized and empowered to estab lish, erect and maintain a work house for the confinement and punishment of pris oners sentenced thereto by the municipal court of the city of St. Paul, or the district court of the Second judicial district, Ram sey county. The institution vas to be placed in the hands of five directors, ap pointed by the mayor with the con sent of th 3 common council. The' board was authorized to purchase real estate for the institution at a cost of not over $.3,000, to erect suitable buildings, to manage the business general and to select a superintendent. Under the law the city of St. Paul was authorized to expend $30,000 for buildings. Under the provision of this act Peter Berkey, R. W. Johnson, J. C. Richardson, I Mark Costelle, and Lewis Engle were ap pointed the first board of directors. Sub- ' sequently Mr. Berkey, Gen. Johnson and j Mr. Richardson resigned and their places i were filled by John J. Watson.G.W.Lamson, and A. S. Elfelt. In order to save all the money possible for the institution the board induced the city to allow 40 acres to be set off for the institution in what is known as Lake Coino park, and soon after a contract was entered into with j Mr. Rardon far the erection of a building ; ! for $23,800. The board becoming more ! interested in the work sent a committee consisting of Mr. Watson and Mr. Elfelt j to Detroit to examine into the workings ; of a similar institution in that city. These i gentlemen visited Detroit and in due time i made their report which was published a few weeks ago in these columns. In Au gust last Mr. Fitzgerald, the assistant su perintendent of the Detroit workhouse, was elected superintendent of the St. Paul in stitution, and at the same time Mr. F. A. Ren?: was elected secretary. As, however, the building was not ready for oceapancy at thaktime, neither of these entered upon their duties. On the sth of December last Mr. Renz assumed the duties of secretary and general superintendent, and Mr. John Jessrang was elected jailer. The present building was erected with reference to future extensions and en largement?, and that board will from time to time go to the legislature for moderate appropriations of money with which to complete the institution. These applications ; will be made for such small sums and so | gradually that the taxpayers will not feel it to be much of a burden. The present ; structure is 50x100 and three stories in height, of cieam colored brick. Two stories of the front of a depth of thirty feet is devoted to offices and resi dence appartment3 for the superintendent and assistants, there being eight large and cheerful rooms on the two floors, divided by a wide hall leading back to the jail. There is also a fine basement under this portion of the building. The jail is .r>ox7o feet and two stories in height. The cells, of which there are thirty, each to accommodate two persons, are located in the center of this space, be ing from eight to twelve feet distant from the outside walls. They are of wrought iron, three stories in height, with five cells on each side, the upper rows being reached by iron sfairs conducting to iron plat forms, upon which the doors open. Th. 8 doors are fastened by individual locks, and bolts, and also by combination bolts and locks, by which - each tier of five cells is fastened at the same time, so that a pris oner once inside has a mighty poor show for escape. The floor of the jail is made of great blocks of fiat stone laid upon the earth, cutting off all hope of digging out underneath the building. The windows are protected by iron bars, built into the solid wall. Water is forced into a large tank located in ihe rear end of the third story, from whence it is distributed to all parts of the building. The entire third fl«or is set apart for a work room, to which an iron stairway leads from the jail. The uses to which this por tion of the building will be devoted is a problem yet to be decided by the directors. It is now expected the building will be ready for occupancy in the next two or three weeks. NEW TURNER HALL STATE REFORM SCHOOL. i The State Reform school board consist ! ing of Messrs. Ingersoll, Otis. Murray find J Pc-tiitt. managers, and J. C. Rieldaffer, su ; perintendent, on Dec. 13. made their bien- I nial report for the two years ending Nov. 30,1582, to Gov. Hubbard and the state legislature. The report states that no change in the conduct was to be noted, and that the health of the inmates has been good. A large number of the in mates were committed for larceny and other offenses punishable by imprison ment; and this is said to be accounted for by the difficulty in securing committments for incorrigibility. The board earnestly recommended that a change be made in the law so as^> remove the objections of county of&ciaWo sending children to the Reform school. The act to secure proper committment-? to the school aims mainly at two ends: First, to protect the institu tion from being used as an orphan asylum, or a poor house; and sec j ond: to secure its support from the counties sending it inmates. It is claimed by the board that this latter provision does great wrong to the institution. The legislature makes an annual appropriation for its support. The managers are now obliged to make out Dills to the different I counties for the support of their inmates, j and the amount collected from this sonrce , amounts to about $15,000. | In reviewing the work of the school it can be said that it has been attended with | gratifying success. Many of the inmates j of former years have become old enough J to have proved themselves worthy of the ! consdence reposed in them. The total j number that have been discharged, the school since the opening, Jan. 15, 1868, is 450. The fire of last July, which destroyed the engine house, inflicted a loss of over $6,000. It necessitated the stoppage of all ihe machinery in the shops, and as the heating apparatus of all the buildings was connected therewith, it was necessary to proceed at once to the erection of a new building. The new structure was built of solid brick walls, and an iron roof 35x40 feet and an engine of GO-horse power pur chased. INMATES. Tola! number of inmates committed since Jan. 15, 1868 573 Commitments pas: two years 106 Discharged ! % 97 Escaped 3 Died l Out on leave of absence 1 Present in the institution 123 OFFENSES. Larceny 76 Incorrigibility 16*. Assault and battery .; 4 Vagrancy 3 Rape l Attempt to break and enter stores 2 Arson 2 Attempt to poisou 1 Manslaughter in fonith degree 1 Total 106 FF.OX WHAT COUNTIES SENT. Hennopin 41 Blue Earth 1 Ramsey 32 Winoca 2 ieimsted 2 McLeod 1 i-Wright 3 Anoka 3 Stwle 1 Fillmore 1 Dodge 1 Douglas 2 ; Goouime 2 St. Louis 1 I Nicollet 1 Carver. 1 Houston 2 Chisago 1 Washington 3 ■ Wabashaw 5 Total 106 The ages of the inmates when commit ted are as follows: Eight years old, 2; nine years, 4; ten yasrs, 4-; eleven years, 8; twelve years, 10; thirteen years, 24; four teen year?, 22; fifteen years, 19; sixteen years 13. Total, 106. Nationality of parents: American, 45; Irish, 20; German, 14; French, 9; Norwe gians. *'; Swedes. 0; Polanders, 3; Scotch, 2; Bohemian, 2; English, 1. Total, 106. . The total value of real estate and per sonal property of the school is $128,144. The board asks for the following appro priations: Current expenses, 1883 §35,000 00 ' urrent expenses, 1&84 35,000 06 To cover loss by tire, new engine,etc. 7,501 05 For repairs, improvement.-.two years. 4.000 00 To insure state property 2,0C0 00 Total $83,501 05 23