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At tlie Governor's Reception to the
Legislature Last Night.
Of Minnesota's Capital Were Gathered
There in All Their Splendor.
An Event Long to be Rememberetl in
the Social History of the State.
To Gov. Hubbard and Wife aud Their
Distinguished Associates.
The governor's reception is a thing of '
the past. Weeks of preparation and self ''
imposed natient and cheerful loil have
been consumed in the event which was tc
have constituted a social triumph, and
which in the actual outcome as far out
shone the expectations of its well wishers
as the moon eclipses the glimmer«of the
proverbial tallow dip. It was such a mon
strous success that not even the swell
triumphs of Mother Grundy herself could
equal its extent and splendor.
From such a period as the mind of man
runneth now to the contrary, it has been
considered the thing for the governor, as
the chief executive officer of the state, to
tender the legislature, and his and their
friends, a state reception. These occasions
are naturally looked upon with pride, and
the coming is anticipated with no uncer
tain pleasure. For weeks the reception of
last night has been the theme of small
and large talk, gossip and speculation.
Especially were the ladies, heaven bless
them, interested, for was not their pres
ence to contribute the chief charm of this
most elegant affair, and did they not ap
pear more charming in reality than the
mind of man or Worth ever dreamed of?
We should smile to asseverate. And now
the reception is over, with its glitter and
its glare, its troop upon troop •_ beautiful
and lovely women, and lordly, swell and
indifferent men, its music, flow
ers, perfume, scintillating lights,
gaily prancing feet, its buzz and confu
sion and interminable motion, and all the
gay flashes of light and wit and laughter
and thousand and one other subtleties
which cannot be seen or heard anywhere
outside of a vast assemblage of well-dressed
men and women on their good behavior.
All is past, like a dream, and the reception
of Governor and Mr-. Hubbard is stored
away with the fragrant treasures of thou
sands of memories.
In order to convey some tangible idea of
the reception last night, an attempt will
be made to give as far as possible, a
systematic description of just what a gov
ernor's reception consists of. If the reader
then will kindly accept the arm, metaphori
cally, of the swell society muldoon of the
Globe, and consider him or herself his
guest, the scribe will take pleasure in lead
ing the way through the various mazes to
which he or she desires to be introduced.
Alighting from our carriage, for the so
ciety reporter and his friends always ride,
we ascend the grand entrance from Waba
shaw street, which is brilliantly illuminated
by an electric light of immense magni
tude, suspended over the entrance. Pre
senting our invitations to polite attend
ants at the door, we are ushered into the
main corridor.
Across the corridor we are confronted by
a high and peculiar screen of white can
vas, through which at one side is a door
way. The utility of this will be seen when
it is explained that the screen is to ward
off the draft of cold air which comes rush
ing through the outside door.
Once fairly inside if you are a gentle
man guest you will pass through the door
way in the screen where an usher will show
you to the office of the secretary of state,
which on this occasion is fitted up as a coat
and toilet room for gentlemen, the secre
tary of state's office being admirably sit
uated, as will be seen further on, across
the corridor and opposite the treasurer's
If you are a lady guest you will tempo
rarily leave your escort at this screen and
enter the state auditor's office at the left.
This has been fitted up as the ladies' de
One of a dozen attendants will receive
your wraps, overshoes, etc., and after dis
encumbering yourself of extraneous arti
cles, you will be shown into the office of
the state treasurer, a little further on,
which, for this occasion, answers the pur
poses of a ladies' toilet room. After ad
justing your bangs, if you wear any, and
arranging any of the other mysteries of
the female toilet divine, you will pass into
the corridor, where you will be'joined by
your escort, who, having checked his coat,
has been in waiting.
The society scribe and his lovely
partner, metap horically, will now join the
immense and serpentine throng, which
moves with decorum towards the govern
or's rooms, situated at the right of the
Wabashaw street entrance to the capitol.
The scene in the corridor is fascinating
and beautiful. Ia the center is situated
the music stand from which peals forth
strain after strain of entrancing music.
The spectacle is bewildering, beautiful
and captivating; the sumptuous ceilings,
burnished hall-ways and balustrades, the
glitter of myriad jets reflected in the gin
gerbread—shall we say itornamentation.
The brasses of the Great Western band
bray tunefully; queenly women attired
like the lilies of the valley or the
rose of Sharon sweep by us; your
heart commences to thrill a little;
you wonder if such things can be and
overcome us with their shimmer without
our special wonder.
Bat we must hurry on; no time for
speculation now; the crowd will not wait,
and we are to be presented. We enter first
the ante'or private room, and here we are
greeted by one of the following gentlemen,
who officiate as ushers:
Gen. Baker, J. B. Jonks, D. A. ; Monfort,
Dr. Davenport, John W. White and W. H.
The room is brilliantly illuminated
and the apartments are on a scale of
sumptuous magnificence. Over the arch
way leading to the reception room is the
word "Welcome" in large letters composed
of red and white carnations. ,1*, ;
The visitor passes through into the re
clining room which is a model of beauty.
The air is fragrant with flowers and rare
exotics and trimmings of smilax greet the
visitor at every rest of the vision. i
The guest is now in the state presence
and he or she is introduced and graciously
received by Gov. and Mrs. Hubbard and
their assistants.
The visitor is received by Gov. and Mrs.,
Hubbard, Senator and Mrs., Sabm, Gen.
Sibley and Mrs. C. B. Hungington, of Chi
cago, and sister of Goy. Hubbard, and Mr.
and Mrs. H. E. Johnson, of Owatonna.
After paying our respects we pass into
, the governor's office and exit into the main
I corridor, by way of the attorney general's
. office.
, The admirable part of the arrangement
} consisted in the fact that from the time
the visitor enters until after the introduc-
I tion and exit from the governor's apart
i ments, the incoming and outgoing crowds
never conflicted, and the great head that
devised the scheme is entitled to all due
Having reached the main corridor once
' more the guest proceeds up stairs where
the senate and house chambers and all of
the doors to the various offices are thrown
open; the corridors are brilliantly lit up
and the scene is one of gorgeous and ani
mated splendor.
Always beautiful with its showy frescoes
and gaudy ornamentation, the house on
this occasion outshines itself. It is lit up
by the two chandeliers, the effulgence of
which is further enhanced by the light
from tour electric burner?. The rays re
flect a scene of brilliant animation.
The tables, desks, chairs etc., have been
removed from the chamber and the floor is
laid with a white canvas cover. The
floor is spacious and elegant and large
enough to contain twenty-four sets at one
time. The speaker's desk is handsomely
trimmed with streamers of red and blue;
the orchestra is stationed here and the
picture is a gay and pretty one.
Now then gentle reader, if you delight
in the winsome measures of the giddy valse
or the more sedate movements of the
square set, you may join the festive crowd
and trip the light fantastic to your heart's
content. The dancing commenced at
10:30 o'clock and was continued indefi
For the tired or philosophical guests
seats were to be had in the corridors,
where the observer could watch the shift
ing panorama, comparatively unob
Supper was called at 10 o'clock, the
feast being spread in the large and
commodious room where the
law library is located. The
scene here would have delighted Epi
curus himself. Fifteen tables were spread
with snowy white covers, and they groaned
with their burden of toothsome and dain
ty good things. The tables glittered with
china and shining ware and were further
ornamented with flowers,each table having
a center piece of flowers. A ship com
posed of flowers was one of the rare sights
and across the room was suspended the
word "welcome" in roses.
The room was lit up Dy electric lights
and the effect was very charming. The
spread was in Col. Allen's best style and it
reflected great credit upon his ingenuity
and resources. For obvious reasons, the
guests partook of refreshments standing.
The menu was varied and consisted
of both dainties and substantials.
It consisted of cold meats, poultry, game,
oysters, salads, coffee, fruits, nuts, pastry
and ornamental cakes. The menu was
gotten up by Frank Soula, chief cook of
the Merchants hotel and served by fifty
waiters under the direction of Mr. Char
bonneau, the head waiter. Each table ac
commodated fifteen persons and 250
guests were admitted at a time.
The visitor or guest having danced and
ate and buzzed to his or her heart's con
tent, took leave of Governor and Mrs.
Hubbard and party in the senate chamber,
which had been set aside for this purpose.
The senate chamber was also used as a re
tiring room during the evening
Upon entering the governor's room the
attention of the visitor must have been at
tracted to a lovely floral basket raised
about four feet from the floor; the top of
the dais consisted of a bower of flowers,
four feet in diameter, and composed of ex
quisitely inwrought roses, carnations,
violets, daisies, camelias, calla lilies
and other flowers. . At the
base it was encircled by a running
belt of simlax, the whole constituting one
of the finest floral gifts ever seen.
This was the gift of the Fifth regiment,
Minnesota volunteers, to its colonel's
It may be further stated that the chan
deliers overhead were ornamented with
calla lilies, in the spotless bosoms of which
nestled the bluest of violets, greatly en
hancing the general effect.
Guests Present.
The following list of those sending ac
ceptances of the invitation covers the
major portion of those present:
Acker, Mr. and Mrs. C. N.
Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. J.
Ahern, Mr. S. J.
Allen, Ethan.
Austin, Mr. and Mrs. B. N.
Acker, Mr. and Mrs. G. S.
Baarnaas, Mr. and Mrs. C. T.
Beaumont, Dr. and Mrs. J. F.
Beaumont, Mr. and Mrs. J.' I. "
Becht, Mr. and Mrs.
Bently, Mr. A. N.
Benton, Col. C. H. and sister. '
; Berry, Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Berryliill, Mr.
Bertram, Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
Bidwell, Mr. Geo. F.
Billson, Mr. and Mrs.
Bishop, Gen. and Mrs.
Boardman, Dr. and Mrs.
Bobleter. Col. and Mrs.
Bohland, Mr. and Mrs.
Blake, Mr. J. W.
Blankenheim, Mr.
Brandenburg, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Bowen, Col. and Mrs.
Burger, Mr. Joseph.
Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. T. H.
Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. John
Benson, Mr. and Mrs. G. F.
Basford, Mrs. H. O.
Burbank, Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Blood, Mr. and Mrs. S. J.
Barron, Mr. and Mrs. H. E.
Beals, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Barker, Mr. and Mrs. H. T.
Berry, J. M.
Burmester, J. H.
Barton, P.
Burt, G. C.
Bartlett", Mr. and Mrs. C. K.
Buckman, Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
i Brill, Mr. and Mrs. H. R.
Belote, Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Bumngton, Mr. and Mrs. L. S.
Bend. Lt. Col.
Brandt, Chas.
Baker, A. H.
Bassett, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. L.
Carlton, Frank H.
Case, E. D.
Castle, Mr. and Mrs. II. A. and daughter.
Chaffee, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Child, E. A.
Clausen, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Collins, Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
Camp, Mr. and Mrs. G. A.
t-ranuau, air. ana Mrs. is . u.
Cannon, Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Carrier, Mr. and Mrs. B. N. '
Crarev, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Clifford, Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Chandler, M. S.
Chandler, J. S.
Crosby, Mr. and Mrs.
('lark, Chas. A.
Clark, Robt.
Clark, T. L.
Cobb, E. D. Jr.
Cramsie, Mr. and Miss.
Crane, Mr. and Mrs.
Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Chittenden, Mr. and Mrs. E. S.
Cullen, O.O.
Coghlan, Mr. D. J.
Cornish, Mr. and Mrs.
Crarey, G. H. and Miss.
Corning, Geo. F.
. Cook, F. L.
Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. Edward.
Demeules, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Dougan, W. H.
Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. M.J.
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. C. K.
Dyer, E. D.
Dickinson, Mr. and Mrs. D. A.
Dow, Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
De Graff, C. A.
Dalrymple, Mr. and Mrs. O.
Dike, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Davenport, James, Jr.
Dodge, E. F.
Dana, Mr. and Mrs. M. Mc. G.
Davenport, Ed J.
Enstis, W. H.
Emery, J. W.
Ehld, Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer, Mr.
Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Charles.
End", Mr. and Mrs. August.
Emery, Mr. and Mrs. L. M.
Evans, R. H.
Foster, Mr. and Mrs. A. G.
Ferte, Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
FairchUd, Mr. and Mrs. H. S.
Fahey, Lieut, and Mrs.
Florence, J. W.
Fogarty, Mr.
Flower, Mr. and Mrs.
Fisher, Mr. and Mrs L. E.
Finch, Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. L.
Fort, Mr. and Mrs. S. B.
Gilfillan, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Green. J. J., wife and daughter.
Gere, Mr. and Mrs. T. B.
Got—— Mr. and Mrs. C.
Gibbs, Mr. and Mrs. E. S.
Goodrich, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Grethen, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Oilman, Lt. Gov. and Mrs. C. A.
Gill—an, Miss.
Gilpin, Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Grimshaw, Mr. and Mrs.
Gault, S. B.
Gale, H. A.
Gib———, Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Holbrook, Mr. and Mrs.
Hulebak, H. P.
Hart, H. B.
Hand, Dr. and Mrs.
Hughes, Mr- and Mrs.
Hodges, Lt. and Mrs.
Howard, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Hewitt, Dr. and Mrs. C. W.
Hill, Mr. and Mrs. JVC-
Hartley, G. G. and Lad}'.
Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Hawley, A. C. wife and daughter.
Husher, T. A.
Hill, Samuel.
Hjortsberg, Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert, Mr. and Mrs. B. B.
Harrison, Perry.
Hickman, Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. .
Hall. Mr. and Mrs. L.
Hall, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. *
Harvey, Dr. and Mrs.
Hatch, Mr. ami Mrs. P. L.
Hodgson, Mr. and Mrs.
Hill, Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
Hall, O. M.
Hancock, Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Haupt, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. C. L.
Hoyt, Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Jones, Dr. Talbot.
Jennings, Mr., Mrs. and Miss.
Johnston, E. R.
Johnson Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Johnson, Gen. and Mrs. •"•:•■'>."• "■>
, Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. H.
Jennison, Mr. and Mrs. S. P.
Jennison, Jas.
Jones, Dr. and Mrs. Ph. E.
Jacobson, Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. :
Jenks, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Ingersoll, Mr. and Mrs. D. W.
IngersoU, Miss. ■ -
Jacklin, R. W.
» Kiehle, Mr. and Mrs .
Kenyon, Mr. and Mrs.
Knox, Mr. H. M.. Mrs. and Miss.
Knight, Dr. and Mrs. G. H.
Knowlton. Ge). W.
Kneeland, Mr. and Mrs. C. S .
Keifer, Mr. and Mrs. A. R.
Kenyon, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. P. H.
Kelly, Miss.
Kingsbury, Mr. and Mrs. D. L.
Lightner, Wm. H.
Linnell. O. M.
Leonard, Dr. W. H.
Lundeen, Lt. and Mrs.
Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Lyon, Dr. and Mrs.
Lamson, Geo. W.
Lane, Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
Lien, C. N.
Markoe, Jas. C.
Marsh. Fayette.
Moore, Mr and Mrs. J. P.
Murdock, Mrs. and Mrs. II. R.
Moore, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. '
Marshall, W. R.
____ Oscar.
Murray. W. P. and daughter.
McCarthy, C. W.
McCaxdy, Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
.Mclntire, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Mclntire, Mr. and Mrs. F.J.
Mclntyre, Mr. and Mrs. H. P.
McNamara, Mr. and Mrs. Jno.
Matchett. Frank.
Mitchell, Win. B.
Michaud, Mr. and Mrs. M. D.
Morton, Mr. and Mrs. G. K.
Masson. Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Maclaren, Mr. and Mrs. R. F.
Macdonald, Mr. and Mrs.'C. F,
McMartin, Lieut. J.
McNamara, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. »
Merriam, Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Meager, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Mather, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Merrill, Mrs. and Mrs. D. D.
McMillan, Mr. and Mis. Jas.
Monfort, Mr. and Mrs. D. A.
Monfort, Miss.
Monfort, Geo. R.
Molyneaux, H. B.
McDonald, Hon. J. Lr
Myrick, Major and Mrs. Jno. R.
Moore, Chas. A.
Murphy, Dr. and Mrs.
Murphy, Misses.
Mitzger, J. K.
Norrish, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Nay lor, Mr. and Mrs.
Naird, Mr. and Mrs. J. N.
Nordin, J. F.
Noyes, Will A.
Newson, T. M. and lady.
Noyes, Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Neysen, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert.
Naegle, L.
Nettleton, Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. S. H.
Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Otis, Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Otis, Miss Alice
Oppenheim, Mr. and Mrs. O.
Opledal, Sam'l
O'Brien, Mr. and Mrs. C. D.
Otis, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. ,.:.:;
Ostam, Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
Peterson, John
Patterson, R.
Pike, Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Pettie, Mr. and Mrs. C. II.
Prendergast, Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Putnam. M- and Mrs. W. H.
Petri* A. W.
Porter, __-; and Mrs. E. D.
Pillsbnry, Mr. and Mrs.
Peabody, Mr.
Post,G. 1).
Potts, C. S.
Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. C. L.
Pray, Mr. and Mrs.
Porter, Mr. and Mrs.
PiUsbury, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A.
Poper, Miss Gussie.
Paulson, J. A.
Page, Z. B.
Pinney, Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
PiDney, 8. H. |
Quinby, Capt. and Mrs. E
Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
Riheldaffer, Mr. and Mrs. >
Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. E. D.
Radcliff, Mr. and Mrs.
Rodger.-*, Mr. and Mrs. L. Z.
Reed, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Richter, T. and E.
Rahilly, P. H.
Ramsey, Mr. and Mrs.
Reed, Mr and Mrs.
Reed, Mr. and Mrs. L. E.
Reed, Mr. and Mrs A. H.
Robe, Capt.
Randall, B. H.
Rice, Mr. S.
Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. 8. N.
Searles, Mr. and Mrs. D. B.
Searles, Miss.
Sawyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Sigler.Wm. H.
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Robt.
Sheffer, Mr. and Mrs.
Sweeney, Mr. and Mrs. R. O.
Shandrew, Mrs. and Mrs. Chas.
Sackett, A. L.
Sanborn, Lt. W. J.
Summers, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Skinner, Mr. and Mrs. G. E.
Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
Savage, Mr. Jules J.
Swenson, J.
Snyder, Fred B.
Shaw, Mr. Mrs. W. B.
Sweet, Mr. and Mrs. O.J.
Sterrett, Mr. and Mrs. F. K. and daughter. '
Smith, V.
Stahlman, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Stigeman, Aug.
Sheldon, T. B.
Sleeper, C. B.
Sherhan, F.J.
Sibley, C. T.
Secombe, W.
Seeley, Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Tally, Lieut. R.
Torgerson, F. H.
Taylor, W. H. H., and fa-nily.
Thome, Dr. and Mrs.
Townsend, Mr. and Mrs,
Trumbull, Mr. and Mrs. A.J.
Terrv, Brig. Gen. A. H.
Terry, Miss J. R.
Towle, Col.
Upham, Mr. and Mrs. H. P.
Van Slyck, Mr. L.
Vanderburgh, Mr. and Mrs.
Fan Slyke, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. .
VanSlyke, Fred A.
Wheelock, Mr. and Mrs.
Willard, Mr. and Mrs. S. J.
Woods, Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Wakefield, Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
White, Mr. and Mrs. S. V.
Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Ward, Mr. atd Mrs. R. W. *
Waite, Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Warner, E. S.
Williams, W. W.
Wood, Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Wheat, J. M. ' ■ '
Winched, Mr. and Mr*. N. H.
Webster, Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Woollev,Mrs. and Mrs. J. G.
Wall, P. P.
Wiley, R. C. and family.
Wedelstaedt, H. E.
Werner, N. O.
Wedge, A. C.
Wilson, Mr. and Sirs. Thos.
Washburn, Hon. Mr.
White, J. W.
Willis, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. .
Wright, Mr. and Mrs. B. F.
Weschler, Jacob.
Wheelock, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis L.
The Toilets.
The toilets presented an ensemble which
for magnificence and beauty has never been
surpassed at any social gathering in the
state. The number of full dress costumes
could have been enumerated by hundreds,
and the effect was captivating and charm
ing. A description of the many beautiful
and lovely toilets, however deservable,
would be quite out of the question.
In this respect, where the full dress
toilets were so numerous, elegant and
faultless, both ia the beauty and expen
siveness of the fabrics, and the exquisite
beauty of their color and combination
anything like comparisons, as the lamented
Dogberry would say, would be out of taste
and odious.
Only brief mention of the toilets of the
ladies who received, will be attempted.
; The toilets of the ladies who received
were elaborate arid elegant in the extreme.
Mrs. Govern or Hubbard was attired in a
costume of white lace silk, en train, with
trimmings of aplique lace. Her orna- '.
ments were diamonds and the effect was <
further heightened by trimmings of rose
buds. The garment was imported, having •
been made by Worth, who got it up for <
this especial occasion.
Mrs. Senator Sabin was exquisitely at- i
tired in a costume of two shades of helio-* ]
trope satin, with trimmings of point lace. 1
She wore diamond ornaments and carried (
a bouquet of natural flowers in her hand, i
Mrs. Johnson wore a costume of white ]
silk, trimmed with duchesse lace, the effect 1
being very neat and pretty. -' ' i
Mrs. Hungington was dressed in a habit i
of navy blue moire antique. Her costume <
was not elaborate but it was exceedingly <
neat and elegant. •>
The full dress conventional swallow tail s ]
of the gentlemen were occasionally relieved i
by the glittering uniform of the military 1
officer, quite a number of these gentlemen i
being present. Among these were observed i
Gen. Terry and Capts. Toles and Byron 1
and several other officers from the fort
Dr. Murphy, Gen. Hawley, Capt. Burgei
and Capt Horsberg of the governor's staff
Col. Bobleter, of the Second regiment and
Col. Bend, Capt. Nailer and Capt. Bean, ol
the First regiment.
Later in the evening were observed
Quartermaster Metzger, Lieutenants
Quance and Sibley, Capt. McCarthy, of the
Emmet Light artillery; Capt. Bent ley, of
Winona, and Capt. Wheeler, Lieut. Bailey
and Major Hughes, of the regular army.
Dr. Bowers, superintendent of the hos
pital for the insane at Rochester, and Mr.
Dwyer, of the hospital for the insane, St.
Peter, were among the guests at the re
The admirable manner in which the
supper went off was due to the manage
ment of Mr. Geo. Allen, who received the
guests at the door of the dining room, al
lowing just enough to enter at one time to
avoid discomfort. After one table had
been cleared, a fresh relay was admitted,
and in this manner all the guests were
speedily served, and there was absolutely
no discomfort or dissatisfaction.
A careful canvass of the facts and ac
cording to the best judgement of intelligent
observers, the reception was by all odds
the • most brilliant and suc
cessful affair of the kind that has
ever been given in the state.
In point of attendance it was the largest
reception ever given in St. Paul and the
larrre and brilliant turnout rfiflfip.fnr? o.rnrlH:
b _ .._,_ --_—_——,. „-__..,-,. -..u—..
upon the city and the state. The manage
ment was superb and things went off in a
manner that was scarcely susceptible of
Words fail to describe the scene of
splendid and beautiful animation, and
gentlemen Who have attended the state re
ceptions at Washington and in the capi
tals of Europe, state without hesitation,
that they have never been present at any
thing more successful or elegant.
Everything conspired to- make the re
ception the affair par excellence of any
thing of the kind ever given. There were
more ladies present and they were elegant
ly dressed, more gentlemen from the city,
the state at large and from abroad, and in
short nothing was wanting to make it a
brilliant social triumph.
The dancing and general festivity kept
up until the small hours of this morning
and when the last strains of music died
out, the reception was justly pronounced
tbe grandest event ever given in St. Paul
or the state.
A Man Who Pretended to be a Seottisk
Lord, and Succeeded in Harrying a Rich
Canadian Belle, but Proved to be an Im
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Montbeal, Feb. —An immense sen
sation has been created in Canada by an
English adventurer who represented him
self as the Bight Honorable Earl of Cantyre
Cantyre castle, Perth, Scotland, carrying
off an heiress worth $200,000 named Chaf
fy, of the city of Perth, Ont., a lumber
king. It appears that the fellow, whose
real name is John George Bruce Allen, and
who turns out to be a son of a church of
England clergyman in Sussey, near Lon
don, England, met the young lady in
Rome, Italy, and by some means got her
history and subsequently her acquaintance.
She left the continent for home, where she
resided with her uncle and
legal guardian. Her admirer fol
lowed her in haste to the
Dominion, and after spending some days
at the capitol he proceeded to Perth. He
seemed to be well supplied with money,
from what source is not known, and he
spent it lavishly. His lordship was re
ceived hospitably by his inamorata's
friends without the least suspicions of his
own truthfulness and honor. After re
mainining a few days he proposed a trip
to the Montreal carnival, and invited the
whole househould, including the uncle and
a_nt of Miss Chaffy, and their two
daughters. Not content with ordering con
veyance he chartered a special train, for
which he paid $300, and brought his
friends here, where he had telegraphed St.
Lawrence hall to keep him whole suits of
private rooms. There was a gay time in
joining in all the rounds
of gayety and amusement, but between
5 and 6 o'clock in the afternoon preceding
the great ball Lord Cantyre and Miss
Chaffy managed to elude for a while the
vigilance of the latter's chaperono, Mrs.
Senkler, which tip to this time had been
unceasing and sleepless. The young lady
evinced a strong desire for flowers to wear
at the ball, and her high-born lover insisted
upon procuring some for her. The twain
left the house together, and after rather a
prolonged absence returned with some ex
quisite bouquets. It was noticed by the
others that these floral tributes were com
posed entirely of the purest white roses.
The reason for this was alone known to the
lovers. The same afternoon the Rev. Mr.
Galbraith, of the Methodist church, was
called upon at his residence by a young
couple, who requested him to make them
man aud wife. The gentleman was ac
companied by - Lawyer Lebourvreau, and
produced a license drawn up in proper
form. He stated the lady was over age,
and that they were from the country. The
ceremony was performed, the • lawyer and
the carter acting as \ Witnesses. The gen
tleman signed his name to the register as
John George Bruce Allen, and the newly
married pair then took themselves off. All
parties concerned in this hasty union were
rewarded by large fees. When the time
came for the departure to the ball, Lord
Cantyre and wife refused to accompany
the rest of the party, making some slight
excuse for thus changing their minds. The
others, including the argus-eyed aunt, de
parted and le.t the loving pair alone. Next
day the whole party returned to Perth, his
lordship engaging a parlor car especially
for their comfort. He left no debts behind
him, being well prepared, apparently, to
carry out his scheme successfully. On re
turning to Perth something came out
which aroused Judge Senkler's suspicions
of the fellow's representations, and he ap
plied to Lord Lome in Ottawa about his
countrymen and fellow peer. The an
nouncement came immediately that no such
title was known in th« British peerage as !
Cantyre, and the party must be a swindler j
and rogue. In the explanation that fol- I
lowed the denouement came forth about J
the secret marriage here,and caused such an j
uproar among the lady's friends that they {
were about to {lynch him. The impostor j
lid not give them a chance to proceed to \
extremities, but decamped whither is in- •
rolved in mystery. The family arrived ,
tier* yesterday to make inquiries, but as it \
was accomplished through false represen- I
tations regarding the girl's age it can be '
annulled by the courts..- The bride agrees j
to discard him now. She knows he is not a
true lord.
amuse]—his. >;i;
One Week, Beginning Thursday, March 1st.
j Saturday and Wednesday Matinees.
Grand English Opera Company,
i^ - vK: Thursday and Monday,
Iolanthe, or the Peer and the Peri
E Thursday and VIRGINIA.
he, or the Peer and the Peri
Saturdav Matinee,
Saturday Evening,
Sale of seats will positively begin this mornmj
The Lieutenant Commander Resigns His
Position in the Navy—A Quarrel With
Secretary Chandler the —Goringe's
New Yobk, Feb. 22. — A representative
of the Associated Press called upon Lieu
tenant Commander Gorringe this evening
and asked him whether it was true that he
had tendered his resignation as an officer
of the United States navy. ; He replied
that he had done bo, but the president had
not yet accepted his resignation.
Q. It is reported you have had some
sharp correspondence with Secretary Chan
dler. Are you willing to famish the press
with a copy of that correspondence
A. As long as I am in the service, it
would be very improper so to do, although
I am perfectly willing the public should
know the contents of the letters. As soon
as I am freed from official restraint I will
give yon the correspondence.
Q. Is it true you represent English cap
italists in your new enterprise of ship
building at Philadelphia. '%£$
A. It is absolutely and unqualifiedly
false. Not a dollar of English
capital has been solicited or
subscribed, and money to operate the
Beading yard, which has been leased to me
individually, has been wholly subscribed
by my personal friends in New York city.
Q. Have you ever represented English
capital or foreign interests in any of your
consulting business since you have been on
A. Never, with one exception. I' was
asked to make a critical examination of
the progress of the Buffalo & West Shore
railroad by an English banker, a personal
friend, from whom I declined to receive
compensation of any kind.
Q. It is rumored you have been advo
cating free ships in the interest of English
builders. Is there any foundation for such
rumor ?
A. I pronounce the rumor unqualifiedly
false. It bears on its face the evidence
of falsehood from the fact that
I myself am about to engage with the as
sistance of American capital in building
American ships.
Q. What explanation can you give of
the secretary's action, as reported in the
special dispatch from Washington pub
lished to-day ? jO'
A. The secretary of the navy has placed
himself in this matter in an attitude to
ward me which cannot fail to
rouse against him the indignation
of every honorable man in this country.
His attack on me was without excuse,
as will appear when the correspondence is
published, unless he was himself acting in
his official capacity in private interests.
Q. When did you make up your mind
to tender your aesignation? »*.:
A. When I received the secretary's
letter of Feb. 10, which was grossly in
sulting to mo as an officer, and a man, I
determined to have redress. My reply to
his letter elicited no reponse. except that
in the course of several days
came a peremptory order to come to
Washington and await further orders. I
came to Washington, and apon inquiry at
the department found it impossible for me
to have redress so long as I remained an
officer and subject to his control; and as
I was determined to have redress I re
signed in order that I might seek it from
the highest authority.
Q. What is the sentiment of the naval
officers in regard to your resignation?
A. All yesterday afternoon and to-day
I have been receiving personal visits, let
ters and telegrams from my brother offi
cers, begging me, if I have not resigned, to
reconsider my determination, and express
ing for me the warmest regard and their
regret that I intend to sever my connec
tion with the service. I have given them
all the same answer— the course I am
pursuing is in the interests of every officer
of the navy, and that, as I have never
hitherto regarded my personal interests
more important than those of the service, I
do not do so now.
- Philadelphia, Feb. 22. —Lieut. Gorringe
has taken possession of the Beading rail
road ship yard.
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• A Aliasing Woman. ■
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
B-iOOMington, 111., Feb. —The myste
rious disappearance of Mrs. J. C. Winslow,
wife of Conductor Winslow, of the Chicago
& Rock Island railroad, as telegraphed; a
few days ago, causes considerable excite
ment in this city, where the handsome and
dashing woman was known. Since her
sudden , disappearance, which - occurred
nearly two weeks ago, not a word has been
heard from her, although the most indus
trious search has been made in different
parts of the country. Her husband, it is
said, is nearly crazy with grief, and it is
feared that he will become insane through
the loss of his wife. There is a rumor
that Mrs. Winslow eloped with a Chicago,
traveling man, but the husband, believing
in his wife's constancy, has refused to at
tach any importance to it, and suspects
foul play. ' ; ;^:
Sale of Trotters.
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 22.—The sale of
trotters belonging to W. H. Wilson,of Cyn-*
thiana, Commodore Kittson, of St. -Paul,
O. A. Gilman, of Paris, Ky., T. J. Megib
ben, of Lair's Station, and M. L. Hare, of
NO, 54-
Wednesday Matinee,
Wednesday Evening, DOUBLE BILL. Emma
Abbott's Benefit,
La sonnaiMa & Miserere Scene from Trovatore
>• '■tv.;"i''
Indianapolis, closed the series. Sixty-one
head were sold, averaging $376. Martha
W. sold for $2,050; Hostein, $1,500; Ethan
Wilkes, three years, $1,100; yearling
$1,500; two Mambrino Wilkes, $1,100
Wigwam Roller Skating Rink.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Sole Shipper to the Northwest of
Philadelphia and Beading
Anthracite Coal,
And Dealer in all Grades

Support the only competition to the FUEL
RING by sending me your orders and getting
OFFICE REMOVED—328 Jackson street, un
der Dawson's bank.
Retail Yard—Cor. Fourth ard Broad-ray.
Three Nights an} Saturday Matinee.
Direct from
Edward Harrigan's Masterpiece,
Will be presented by
After a successful run of 300 nights at Harri
rigan & Hart's Theater, New York.
All the original scenic effects. All the original
songs and music. The famous Billy the
Goat. The comical donkey, Tom Col
lins. The Imperial Quartet.
Prices 50c, 75c. $1. Reserved seat sale Wed
nesday, 9 a. m. 49-55 1
_ _
Seventh Street near Jackson.
COL. J. H.WOOD ..Manage-
February M anfl During to feet
Matinees, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p. m. -
A Strong Olio. Special engagement of the
character actor, author and comedian,
In the thrilling and sensational drama,
Bank Messenger's Dog,
Supported by Miss Effie Johns and Wood's Stock
! Grand extra matinee Feb. 22, Washington's
Theodore Thomas
J May Festival.
Singers wishing to join. the Grand Chorus ;
under the direction of Sigtior Jannotta, are
requested, to be present at now Turner hall on :
Friday evening next, at 8 o'clock. Tbere are no .
>xpenses, and the music is ready for Two Hun
Ired singers. ConiQ-at once and do not wait
:o be urged. THE COMMITTEE.
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Grand were the expressions of approval at the j
link last night. The mu— by th« famous 25th ;
legi: nt Band,.now stationed at Fort Snelling,
aptivated all; they will play again Saturday
veiling to the applauding hundreds. Come out \
o see and hear. PROF. RAWSON, the Cham
lion Skater, to-night. Music Friday night and
laturday afternoon.

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