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panes, the sum of 520.0C0 was recovered
tor pine timber cut on school sections.
Of the amount recovered, the com
mittee, under the advice of its
attorneys, retained for its fur
ther use the sum of $1,144.70; its
attorneys withheld the sum of $l,r.i:>.jti
additional, for their iV» s and disburse
ments.- This, in my opinion, creates an
Impairment of the fund to the extent of
fS.&ll.tKi, which ought to be remedied by
legislative appropriation or transfer
from ttiL- revenue to the permanent
s»rhoi«l fund. 1 refused to make a draft
for anything less than the amount re
coveieit. and the amount tendered, $17,
--84*2.04, by cheek of the committee's at
torneys, was taken into the treasury
among "miscellaneous receipts. *'
In my opinion the same question is
presented in the decree of the district
court of Mi! it* Lacs county against a
ii ii, in lumler company for logs cut on
section 36, township 42, range 20.. This
Oftic* was advised by said company that
it had (aid to tin' attorneys employed
for the state in the case, in pursuance
o: *.;>iil decree. In? sum of $10,302.48,
and requesting the release of its log
marks. Later on this office received
notification from the governor that
there had been deposited with trie state
treasurer i lie check of said attorneys
for {■;>.(.02.48, being the proceeds from
tisv judgment obtained by the state. In
view ol the [act that the law requires
that all damages awarded shall be paid
over for the benefit or the fund to which
they properly belong, 1 hesitated to
et.mply \\iih#he request of the lumber
company. Upon the advice of the at
torney neutral, however, and in order
to avoid further
<;b»ta«-le ti> riMglf—
in this matter,a draft for the diminished
amount, was drawn on the state treas
urer, and a former draft, upon which a
small amount bad been paid on account,
had been canceled. Inasmuch as the
report of the surveyor general showed
thai 2,423.010 feet of pine had been cut
on this section, which the court declared
to be worth M per thousand feet, or. in
effect. $9,0i>2.04, it is my opinion that
the school fund should be reimbursed
to the extent of the difference, $1,629.56,
between this sum and that taken into
the treasury.
Indemnity School Lands.
In tie matter of the selection of lands
to which the state is entitled under this
head, this office, has been at a disadvan
tage and the interests of the state lan
guish tor want of money. Large defi
ciencies a c awaiting adjustment in the
northern part of the state. These defi
ciencies occur mostly in the district
where the state must look for its selec
tions to till tiie grant In the state insti
tutions. Unavoidably the state's swamp
land examiners might often pass over a
large area of vacant govern land
from which selections for indemnity
school lands might be made with advan
tage, to the state. For this reason it
seems to me tliat an appropriation made
for Hie continuance of examination of
lands in the interest of the state insti
tutions' grant of swamp lands might
well be wade applicable to the selection
of indeniity school lands conjointly.
The permanent university fund now
iimui'iits to £1,034,007 05, an" increase of
$33,021.32 since my Ins: report, and will,
in all probability, grow to amount to
fl.stru.Wxi. The income is devoted to
the support of the state university. Fol
lowing is a *iaiement of the accumula
tions and investments of said fund:
Accumulations— Sale of land, $712,
--f.>~>.'X<; amount paid in forfeitures and
rights of way,- $11.035.44;t sale* of tim
ber. $2*6,010.68; mineral land leases,
$16,025.25; transfer from state Ins tit u
x;«>n fund, 7.292.73; transfer from in
/mal improvement land fund, $150.
Total. $.034,067.05.
Internal Improvement Land Fund—
This fund U derived from the sale of
what are known as internal iuiprove-
Ben t lands, which are set apart by con
stitutional amendment for the redemp
tion of the railroad adjustment bonds.
Following is the status of the fund:
AeiMimulaiions—Sale of land, $2,542,
T: c.t TO: amount uaid on forfeitures. $:_><),
--037.21; sales of pine timber,579,679.71;
otuer items, $1,504.44; total. $2,043,-
Slaw Institutions' Land. Fund—'l his
arrant amounts to 525.000 acres to be se
lected from the suite swamp lands.
During the fiscal years ending July 31,
1893, and July 31, IS'.H. 1 have caused to
be pursued tlie examination of toe va
cant swamp lands, and set. aside for the
state institutions about 200,003 acres,
leaving a balance of 225,000 stiil to be
selected. The average cost of these
selections bag been live cents per acre,
and sufficient money should be appro
priated to continue toe work of examin
ing and selecting until finished.
Accumulations—Sales of land, $18.
--285.78; rieht of way. $335.35; sales of
limber, $17,506.14; mineral leases, £17,
--i<7~>. Total, .$54,192.27.
Public Building Lands—The leases
made of the Kandiyohi county "capi
tol" lands are in many cases delinquent,
owing to a failure of crops, and other
causes, and this office has been power-
Jess, for want of any appropriation to
defray the expenses which would be in
cident to a oiisiuesß-like administration
of this part of the state's interests.
Reform School Lauds—An appraisal
of the reserve-] portions of this prop
erty, known as E. W. [ngersQlTs addi
tion to St. Paul, \va3 bad May lb>. 15,14,
at the instauce of the managers of the
state refoim school. The land was ap
praised at £:;:>, 750. The improvements in
t;ie form of biick, stone and frame
buildings and sheds were appraised at
F',loo. making the appraised value in
ill!, £40,850. There was sold to Concor
dat coileire. by agreement between the
officers of said institution and the re
f.irin school managers, all of block 8,
with the buildings thereupon, and the
buildings on luts 2 and 3 of block IS, for
E*i1,865. Of this am0unt,(7,863 was paid
iii cash, the balance on interest at 0 per
cent per auautn.
lo All Principal Points in Texa9.
Mexico, iorida and the South.
If yen will call at the Wisconsin Cen
/rai City Ticket Office, on Third Street]
opposite the Merchants' hotel, we will
be pleased to give you complete infor
mation concerning tnese low rates and
train service to the South. Sleeping car
berths reserved through to destination
by telegraph without extra charge.
Close connections at Chicago with all
Southern lines. Meals served "a la
carte" in dining cars on all Wisconsin
C< ntiai trains.
'I Ite only Chicago line serving supper
In a dining car on the evening limited.
F. A. Greene, City Passenger Agent
Wisconsin Central Lines, 1(54 East Third
Hold Their Annual Session of
Their Grand Lodge.
The Junior Grand Lodge of the I. O.
li. T.. of Minnesota, which is the Scan
dinavian branch of that order, held a
short session yesterday at thecapitol.
Ibe lodge will remain in session for
three days, about UK) delegates beine in
attendance. Business of a routine
character was disposed of yesterday,
and the grand lodsre degree conferred
on thirty-three members. There are
tifiv-four lodges represented in the
convention, and the presiding officer is
Grand Chief Templar L. E. Olson, of
Gi o. Itohr. 440 Wabasha street, gives
p\\a.\ ;i bottle of wine with every dollar
Fan for tho Children.
'I be children cf the Sunday school of
the Central Presbyterian church held
their annual Christmas entertainment
last nicht. Besides the Christmas tree,
which was made the special feature of
the evening, a literary programme was
carrl d out, consisting of songs and
recitations by the different members of
tne Stiuday school.
Owing to the inability of the artists to
f tii*h the plates for parts 17. 18, ly and
&Tt it will be some days before we will
be aii>e to famish them at our counter.
Icafl orders will be filled from first
shipment received.
The Bureau of Labor Com
pletes Its Report on the
Of Labor Organizations To
wards Apprenticeship and
Trade Schools.
The Creation by the Legisla
ture of a Board of Con
The bureau of labor has now com
pleted kit important part of, its report,
that relating to the apprentice question.
In its investigation into the subject the
bureau of labor sought first to ascertain
what Oasis there was tor certain popular
statements concerning the attitude of
labor organizations towards apprentices
and trade schools, the causes for the
same and the methods to be pursued to
secure a better industrial condition with
reference to this subject. In trying lose
cure reliable answers to these questions
the bureau gave Us chief attention to
others not previously covered by similar
investigations. It first, by personal in
quiry and returns from about '2,010 mem
bers of Minnesota labor organizations,
learned from each his nationality by
birth and the country where he acquired
his trade. Comparing the data thus se
cured with the United States census re
ports of the nationality of the adult
males in the cities of Minneapolis. St.
Paul and Duluth, it was found that an
American boy in Minnesota has 15
times as good a relative chance of en
tering the average skilled trade as the
boy of foreign birth. The foreien born
monopolize a few trades that are unde
sirable, and thus are shown to have a
greater relative chance of entering
them than the American-born boy.
In „ the best trades, those most
lucrative or desirable and attract
ive for other causes, the chances for
the American born is from three to ten
times that of the foreign born. This
relative advantage of the American
born continues as the workman passes
into the ranks of the employers. In
each trade or calling the percentage of
successful and extensive employers who
are American born is greater than the
corresponding percentage for the body
of the journeymen in their employ.
These results agree with all reliable
data fathered by others concerning the
character of our immigration. It is not
an immigration of skilled craftsmen,
but mainly ot the unskilled. Foreign
ers are largely responsible for the dis
order to be found among unorganized
and unskilled American industries.
The second line of investigation was
an inquiry into the trades most affected
uy strikes, and especially by strikes re»
latins: to the apprentice question. The
strike statistics of New York, the Unit
ed States and Great Britain were care
fully examined and tabulated with ref
erence to tlii3 subject. The results ob
tained, when taken in connection wilh
tiKiso secured by the other investiga
tion, showed that trades and callings
monopolized by foreign-born workmen
seldom had any difficulty over the sub
ject of apprentices. The trades having
IHaiij aiu} Bitter Strikes
and much other controversy over this
question were largely if not wholly
dominated by Americau-tiained aud
American born woilcmen.
As throwing light upon the subject,
the constitutions, public journals and
convention proceedings of all ihe trade
unions tor a series of years were studied
and aro reviewed at length in this re
port, bo, also, ars the proceedings of
associations of employers. Neither of
these afford any ground for the charge
relating to the foreign domination of
trade unions. The proceedings of em
ployers' associations tnrow more real
light upon the cause of trouble over
the apprentice question, and hence the
methods of removal, than do t ose of
the trade unions. Tliey clearly show
that all modern troubles over the ap
prentice question arise from the joint
effort of employers and employes to
control the industrial education of the
young and still do nothing to make that
education thorough and efficient.
As throwing a side light upon the
modern apprentice question the bureau
in its report briefly reviews the rise of
the ancient system of apprenticeship
and the causes which led to the indus
trial revolution that has utterly de
stroyed it. and is substituting another
and radically different one therefor.
The general results presented in the
four chapters of the repart are summar~
ized under twenty five heads, a few of
which are herewith presented. The
concluding recommendation is one for
the creation of a stale board of concil
liation with powers quite different from
those now exercised by any in existence
in the United Siates or elsewhere.
The real interests ot the American
boys have been too little considered in
the discussion concerning industrial
questions. Too m#ch have employers
and persons studying the question from
the position of friendship with employ
ers been content to note the failure of
the old apprentice system, together
with the fact that the appren
tice is receiving no instruction, and
then call up the arbitrary rules or the
labor unions and charge them with ail
tlie sins of the calendar, as well as
ascribe to them all the evils in the in
dustrial world. On the other hand, too
many men in labor organizations have.
beea content to call attention to the
tame facts and charge them to the dis
honorable greed of the employers and
the evils incident to a system of wag*
So far as the apprentice question has
in any ziveu trade or calling reached
any sort of practical adjustment, it is in
accordance with the principle that
power always goes with responsibility.
The employers, as a class, in the oider
crafts have lost the practical monopoly
of control on the apprentice Question,
because they ceased with modern indus
trial changes to exercise and meet the
old responsibility foe the instruction of
apprentices. In some trades, and espe
cially in some cities, both sides to the
controversy are getting tired oi abusing
one another in the name of the Amer
ican boy. They begin to see that both
sides have been guilty of
Uiireaaonublo and Arbitrary
acts with reference to this subject.
There could be no union or harmony
when the American boy was only used
in this discus.-ion as a text for mutual
abuse. In ancient times by th« ap
prentice laws and systems then exist
ing, provisions were made for the edu
cation and industrial training of all
persona who followed any avocation iv
life other man agriculture, commerce
and the learned professions. Today
only 40 per cent of the people in the
United States are in agriculture and GO
per cent of those between ten and
twuuty-oua years of af*--**^ **ut o»
-male, and 10 per cent of the woman
over twenty-one are at work in Indus
tries that co-respond quite fully to
those affected by Uie ancient laws.
In many industries, modern methods
of work enable the employer to use com
paratively uuskilled labor to great ad
vantage. In those callings the Indus
trial training of the worker is very sim
ple and requires no legislative regula
tion. The only questions tliat arise con
cerning the labor of the inexperienced
are those that are sought to be regu
lated by our laws for the education of
the young and for the elimination of
«vils from the labor of women and
children. The state lias assumed con
trol over both of these subjects and is
trying to work out a system that shall
by good schools tit everyone for success
in life, and by wise factory legislation
protect the workers from all unsi'.nitary
and unwholesome conditions of work.
The problem is more difficult to solve
than those presented with reference to
the education of the young and wise
factory legislation. New methods of
instructions and new regulations suited
to the age and to existing industrial con
ditions in each craft must be adopted.
In framing that system neither em
ployers nor employes alone as a class
ran on tru>ted as the sole
Agent ol the Public.
The American boy never had a fair
chance .so long as others used liis name
f< r abusing iiis employers or the trade
unions. Jle gains when, as in some
towns in the building trades, employers
anu trade unionists meet in the spirit of
fair play, mutual respect and concilia
tion, and consider his interests in joint
boards of arbitration. Such boards take
tne control of industrial education from
oi.e class of people and properly vest
it in the hands of all directly concerned.
The extension and multiplication of
such boards in all industries is then a
pressing need of the day with refer
ence to the apprentice question. Trade
schools and special schemes for In
struction are entirely subordinate to
the development of the spirit of fair
ness, this joint control of the manage
ment of all schemes for instructing our
American boys. The state can and
should stimulate and assist joint action.
It can create state boards of concilia
tion to foster in all industries such joint
committees of employers and employes
as are found In the building trades.
The study of the apprentice question by
the uureau of labor leads it to recom
mend the creation of such a state board,
with power and duties tor fostering the
spirit of conciliation in the industrial
world as the best and surest road to an
early adjustment ol the apprentice and
allied industrial question.
The most that any modern state lias
done for the settlement of industrial
disputes is to authorize the creation of
arbitration boards and to appoint slate
boards of conciliation. The duty of
these latter boards is to try and settle
by conciliation disputes that have, aris
en betWi-eu employers and their work
men. These boards are not directed to
do anything before employers and em
ployes are arrayed in bitter and hostile
attitude towards one another. The
builders and their workmen are, how
ever, trying to create boards of concil
iation while they have no disputes or
differences. They provide beforehand
methods of adjusting all disagreements.
Their work is prevention. This should
be the main labor or function of state
boards of conciliation.
Warm Gloves uoti Mittens,
Standard makes, lowest prices, at the
"Plymouth Comer," Seventh and Rob
PLAIN »us whuui:aboits
At tho Time of the Murder
of a Man Named
Further information has been received
by the police regarding the career of
George Wells, the colored vagrant re
cently arrested in this city, who is
charged with complicity in the murder
ot Martin Uuss, of Chatlmooga, Term.
The charge was made by one Wooden,
who, in company with Ueorge Mopp,
another negro, is condemned to be exe
cuted in Chattanooga for the murder of
Ross. The two men were to hang on
the sth inst.. but Wooden's confession
charging Wells and a colored man
named Dayton with complicity in the
murder caused a reprieve of Wooden
and Mopp until next month. Wells read
of the reprieve, and mistaking it for a
pardon wrote a le;t-*r to Mopp congrat
ulating him on his escape.
When arrested here some two weeks
ano Wells laughed at the idea of his
being connected with the murder and
then being fool enough to write a letter
to one of the murderers. As there was
no ground for further detention, he was
allowed to go upon condition that he
would leave tho city immediately. Be
fore departing he told ihe police that
Dayton, the other negro implicated by
Wooden's confession, died in 800ne,10.,
last summer.
It has just been ascertained that Day
ton was shot and killed in Boone last
summer, aud, according to information
furnished by the authorities at Boone,
Wells was not only there at the time.
but is suspected of having tired the shot
that killed Dayton, but there was no
evidence to justify the expense of a
prosecution for murder. It is also be
lieved that George Mopp, one of the
condemned murderers, is a brother of
Weils' present whereabouts are not
known to the police.
Children Cry for
Pitcher's Castoria.
On the Vote lor Mate Officers and
The official returns for the state of
ficers have filially been completed, and
are here given:
For Governor — Nelson, 147,943;"
Becker, 53,584; Owen, 87,890; Hilleboe,
Lieutenant Governor— dough, 148,
--014; Ludvvig, 05,025; Lommen, 66,020;
Way, 9,347.
becietary of State — Berg, 152,701;
Haines,69,lO2; Seberger,sß,ol4; Winger.
State Auditor—Dunn, 148.281; Bier
mann, 76,737: Strornberg, 55,411; John
son, 9,007.
btate Treasurer— Koerner, ir>o,9Bo;
Lambert, 70,144; Borchert, 58,571;
Hampson, 9,298.
Attorney General — Childs, 150.529:
Brackenri'dge, 69,905; Reyes, 00,265;
Child, 9.400.
Clerk b'uDreme Court—Reese. 151,021;
Kurtz, 68.520; Johnson, 65.473.
Chief Justice—btart, 152,598; Smith,
72.741; Ladd, 59,942.
Associate Justice —Collins, 162,701;
Willis, 113,019.
Amendment— 108.332; no, 41,242.
The official figures in the seven con
gressional districts are as follows:
First District— A. Tawney,
22,651; John Moonan, 10,479; Thomas (i.
fttyhan, 4,075; I. llorcort, 1.254.
Second District—James F. McCleary,
23.130; J. 11. Baker, 7.857; L. C. Long,
10.341; 11. S. Kellon. 14,080.
Third District—J. P. lleatwolp,l9,4(si;
O. M. Hall, H. 193; J. M. Bowler, 4,988;
Luciwn W. Chancy, 948.
Fourth District—A. R. Kiefer, 20,573;
E. J. Darragh, 10.16S; T. H. Clark,
5,055; David Morgan, 589;
Fifth District — Loran Fletcher,
20,465; O. P. Erlckson, 11,506; E. F.
Clark, 7,043; T. 8. liubiiisiead, 1,089.
Sixth District—Charles A. Towne,
25,487; M. R. Baldwin, 15,836; K. ilal
voisi-n, 6,475. •
Seventh District—Frank M. Eddy,
18,200: Thomas McLean. 3.4-54;; II E.
U-mja. 17,408; Ole Kruui, 2,720.
State Treasurer Bobleter
Hands in His Biennial
Was Reduced $50,000 by the
Redemption of Revenue
Bond No. 2.
An Appropriation to Redeem
Building 1 and Revenue
Yesterday State Treasurer Bobleter
issued the advance sheets of his bien
nial report; showing the condition of
the treasury at the end of the fiscal
year, and the financial transactions of
the state for the fiscal year beginning
Aug. 1, 1893. and ending July 31, 1894.
The receipts were as follows:
Revenue fund $2,547,760 51
Soldiers' relief fund... 00,200 82
Forestry fund 00,200 82
Redemption tuna 00.200 82
Funding tax fund 100,4 01)
Permanent school fund 540,348 18
General school fund 1,015,616 22
Permanent university fund. . 18.288 60
General university fund 107.031 32
Internal improvement fund. 7,077 00
internal improvement land
fund 13,810 89
Internal improvement laud
fund interest 359 92
Reform school fund 11.790 93
Swampland funa . 1,308 49
State institutions' fund 7,408 00
School text book fund 850 2:2
Grain inspection fund 120.354 52
Total 752,300 15
From balance in treasury,
Aug. 1, 1S»:; $2,534,033 79
Grand total $7,286,344 94
Revenue iuud $2,425,123 21
Soldiers' relief fund 42.235 95
Forestry fund 17,951 01
Redemption fund 58,394 0)
Funding tax fund 59.727 50
Permanent school fund 1,003.810 00
General school fund 1,033,120 40
Permanent university fund. 80.000 00
General university fund 232,338 28
Internal improvement land
fund, interest 45 30
Internal improvement fund. ' 3,978 50
Reform school sales and
building*' fund C.300 00
State institutions'fund 583 78
Grain in&pectlou fund 101,700 00
Total $5,190,419 9M
Leaving balance iv treasury
.) u1 y 31, 1894, of ". $2,095,924 95
The state treasury is in a
Very Healthy < Audition.
says the report. During the past year
Hie general revenue fund has grow* to
such proportions that. in my opinion.a re
duction of two-tenths(2-10H>f a mill in the
tax lev.v for general revenue purposes can
safely be made and still maintain the
liberal appropriations for the various
s.atn departments, charitable and penal
institutions, public buildings and im
provements. ;.'
The total amount of the funded debt
of the state on Aug. 1, ISJ3. was as fol
lows, vi/..:
Minnesota funding bonds
(185)2) 2 ' per cent §1,659,000 00
Minnesota revenue and
building bonds (1889), 4
percent 350,000 00
Total : $2,009,000 00
Deduct casti in
.sinking fund...§ 5.371 33
Deduct cash in re
demption fund. 32,321 7S
Actual state debt 51.971. 89
During the fiscal year of 1894 the
bonded indebtedness of the state was
reduceJ $50,000 by the the redemption
of Revenue Bond No. 2 (ISS'J), which
was paid from the redemption fund.
The total state debt outstanding at the
close or business July 31, 1894, is as
follows, viz.:
Minnesota funding bonds
(1892), 3% percent... $1,659,000 00
Minnesota revenue and
building bonds (188U).4 per
cent 300,000 00
. T()tal $1,959,000 00
Deduct cash In re
demption tund..540,134 60
Deduct amount ia
sinking fund.... 26,682 22 60.810 82
Actual state debt $1,892,183 18
The Minnesota revenue and buildintr
bonds (1889) were primarily issued to
bridge over a temporary overdraft, in
the tieneral revenue fund, and they can
be redeemed at any time when in funds.
In view of the larue su.n of money in
the treasury belonging to the general
revenue fund, 1 would rttcomtueml a
direct appropriation of f 250.000, or so
mucli thereof as may be necessary for
the redemption of these bonds. The
repeal of the law providing for a tax
levy of one-tenth (1-10) of a mill for re
demption purposes could then follow,
relieving the taxpayers to that extent.
Summary of Invented Fund*.
Securities. University Totals. fccliool
• '
per 00
per 00 50.000
Minnesota building
150,000 00 00 150,000
redemption Tennessee
per 00
Tennessee bonds. settlement
per 00
and "A"
00 00
per 5
percent 110,090 00
per bonds, cent.. 1,027,739
$520.000 Totals 00
The investments of the permanent
school fund during the fiscal year end
ing July 31, 1594, were as follows: Min
nesota school district and county bonds.
$106,758.43: Tennessee settlement bonds,
$250,000; Tennessee redemption bonds,
$270,000; Alabama "A" bonds. J184.OOO;
Alabama "B" bonds, 114,000; Alabama
funding bonds, 110,000. There was
also invested $80,000 of the permanent
university fund in Tennessee redemp
tion bonds. The school district and
county bonds were purchased at par,
and the Tennessee and Alabama bonds
When Baby was sick.
We gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child,
She cried for Castoria.
When she became Miss, ,
She clung io C'ustoria.
When sUe had Children,
v;,: ■ *I:.' She g>ivc them Castoria.
were purctiased at rates yielding inter
est at from 4' 4 to 4% per cent on the
investments. This is considered very
tiood. in view of the fact that the official
report of the United Slates census com
mission for 1890 shows rauid reduction
of public indebtedness, both national,
state and municipal, and a decrease ot
interest charged from 1880 to 1890 of 50
per cent.
The law under wnlch the investments
in Tennessee and Alabama Donds were
made provides that the permanent
school and university funds may be in
vested in United States bonds bearini:
not less than four (4) per cent interest,
or in bonds of either of the following
named states, viz.: New York, Fenn
»sivauifl, Ohio, Illinois. Michigan, Wis
consin, lowa, Missouri, Alabama, Ten
neaaeet Georgia, bearing not I>'»s than
three (3) per cent interest. In view of
the tact that United States bonds can
not, be purchased on a four (4) per cent
basis, and in further view of the fact
that but few of the aforementioned
states have any bonds upon the market,
the law should be amended so as to
give the investment board discre
tionary powers to invest in (lie
bonds of any state in lh« Union.
In my opinion, the constitution could
be safely amended so as to permit the
investment of the permanent school and
university funds in Minnesota county
and municipal bunds, under proper re
strictions. I ntler existing laws, the
several counties in the state can borrow
money from the permanent school fund
for the construction of county buildings.
i can see no good reason why county
bonds issued for road and bridge pur
poses are not just as desirable.it the
same restrictions apply. Also, if the
investment in approved municipal
bonds was permitted a better rale of in
terest coulu be obtained, and a very
iarge pereeatace of the permanent
funds would be retained witnin the
borders of our own state.
The income from interest on deposits
during the eiirht years of my incumb
ency of the office ot stale treasurer was
a» tollows, the rate being 3 per cent on
daily balances:
Year ending July 31, IBS 7 $9,42<> 4(5
Year ending July SI, IHSS 13.209 01
Year ending July 31, 1889 18.947 59
Year ending July 31, 1890 1(5,354 07
Year ending July 31, 18i)l 215,497 31
Year ending July 31. 1892 32,565 00
Year ending July 31. 1893 50,708 31
Year ending Juiy 31, 1894 5G.919 72
Total for the eight years. ;?230,(>28 13
No other state in the Union has such
a lartre income from a similar source,
and many state 3 require the funds of
the stute to be kept in the treasurer's
Forestry Fund Tax.
I wo'ild again recommend thai section
6?fchapter 151. General Laws of 1881,
which provides for a tax levy of one
tenth (l-lo) of a mill upon all the tax
able, property oi the state, called a for
estry fund tax, be repealed. Tne
amount collected on this tax for the
fiscal year of 1894 was §00,519.G4. Tne
warrants drawn acainst this fund for
the same period amounted to 516.983.2 i.
The bounty to be paid in any one year
to encourage timber culture is limited
U»9*30.000, the surplus in the fund to be
transferred to t lie general revenue
fund. It will thus be seen that asm
ulus of §50,000 is now annually collected
through tiiis forestry fund tax, which is
not needed by the revenue fund. In
lieu of tiiis tax levy the legislature
should make a direct appropriation
sufficient to protect all now entitled to
receive the bounty and for ali that may
here.itter desire to avail themselves of
the timber culture act. An appropria
tion of $20,000, or as much thereof as
may be necessary, would be sufficient
to meet all demands, and wouid relieve
the taxpayers very materially.
School Text-Book Fund.
; Section 12, chapter 75, General Laws
of 1577. appropriated from the revenue
fund *r>o,(Xio to create a revolving fund
to carry out the provisions of the school
text-book law. This law has expired by
limitation of Him*. The fund has in the
treasury, cash §43,846.57, and unpaid
drafts amounting to $4,092.01; against
the following counties:
Blue Earth '. $18 72
Dakota . 276 02
.Douglas .'. 2.233 47
Farlbault 029 52
Lac gui Patle 382 88
: Ramsey 305 82
Scott 156 83
Washington 88 75
The assets of the fund should be
transferred to the revenue fund, and 1
recommend the passage of a law to that
37.(593 11
With relation to wolf bounties the
treasurer reports orders for the pay
ment of bounties to the amount of
$1,785.- which the treasurers ar« carry
ing as "cash on hand." The act repeal
ing the acts providing for the payment
of bounties took effect from and after
its passage April 1,1888, but the county
auditors were not informed until April
IS. In the meantime a larsre number of
scalps had been presented and orders
issued for payment. The state treas
urer recommends that the coming legis
lature pass an act providing for the pay
ment of the orders in order to relieve
the treasurers from personal loss. The
iarzest sum was §8;55, by Lyon county,
and the next largest, $205, by Cotton
wood county. The amounts fall as low
as 15. and twenty-five counties are rep
Building and Loan Associations.
The amount of securities on deposit
in this office by building and loan asso
ciations at this date is as follows:
Security, Minneapolis $924,742 00
Pioneer, Minneapolis 373,101 00
American, Minneapolis 547,483 28
Minnesota, Minneapolis 432,263 77
Th« Inter-State, Minneapolis 43,900 00
North Western, Minneapolis 114,650 00
Continental. St. Paul 140,977 10
Northern Savings, Minne-
apolis 34.650 00
Total ?2,017,767 21
In conclusion the treasurer acknowl
edge* his appreciation of the honor con
ferred on him uy the people tor four
successive eleclions, and to the state
,ofueers expressing his thanks for uni
form courtesy and aid
Deposits made on or before Jan. 3at
our State Savings Bank, Germania Life
Bill*., 4th and Minn. Sts.. are entitled to
six mouths' interest July 1, 1895.
"Charley's Aunt" will be on view in
this city for the tirst time Monday even
ing at the Metropolitan, and will un.
doubledly make a strong hit. An ex
cellent company, unuer the direction of
Charles Frohman, will present the com
edy. "Charley's Aunt" has a phenom*
enal record in London, New York, Bos
ton and Chicago. The sale of seats
opens this morning for the entire week
and the three matinees, which occur oo
New Year's day. Wednesday and Satur
day. The two latter matinees are to be
giveu at popular prices.
"The Passing Show" is drawing fine
audiences to the Metropolitan. The
piece is a huge burlesque on ali the dra
matic and operatic successes of the year,
knitted to a lot of clever specialties oy
a very amusing dialogue. The charac
ters are taken by some of the cleverest
people on the stage. An extra perform
ance of "The Passing Show" will be
given Sunday night, Dec. 3a
"Yon Yonson" continues to pack the
Grand at each performance. Mr. lieege's
characterization of "Yon" is one that
pleases every type of theater-goer, and
the company assisting him is one of un
usual excellence.
* •
The Grand will present for its New
Year's attraction that remarkably sue*
cessful English melodrama, ••i'he Span
of Life." The play Is a strong one. The
big sensation, of course, is the bridge
formed by human bodies over which the
heroine escapes from her villainous pur
suers. The cast and scenic embelluii
uienls are excellent.
Ihe Hush fu <■! -yes and Mittens
At the "Plymouth Corner" today :ilm> st
equaled the Christmas cr^wd. . buveuth
aud iiub'.'iL
wmmm'MM ma: wohkiiui nk.
111' Abused Wife Relent* and
Pleads fur Him at (he Klev
eiith Hour.
Louis Tauber. a gentleman with a
matrimonial career, stood before Judge
Twohy yesterday morning charged with
beating his wife. Mr. Tauber at iirst
admitted the, soft impeachment, but
when he took the stand he changed his
mind and denied his guilt. But Judge
Twohy didn't chaiue his sated. After
surveying the form and features of Mrs.
Tauber. the judge remarked to Tauber:
■'This does not appear to be the same,
wife who made a similar complaint
auainst you a few months ago?"
"No, your honor, it is not." replied
Tauber. "My first wife and I were di
vorced Jast October and 1 married this
woman an hour later."
"In that rase. 1 think thirty days in
the workhouse will do you good, Tau
ber." added the. court.
Tauuer was escorted back to the pen,
and a few ntiaotra later he was enjoy
iutr a rule in the Black Maria.
As soon as it dawned upon Mrs. Tau
ber thai her Louis had bt-en sent to the
workhouse for a month, she approached
Judge Twohy, and, in a voic^ betraying
great solicitude, 1 said:
'•i didn't want my Louis to co Jo
prison. What shall 1 do now, for I
can't take care of n'iy rive children?"
Judge Twohy told Mrs. Timber that
she was responsible for \vh .t had hap
pened, and that he supposed that she
wanted her husband punished for beat
ing her. But not so. She didn't want
anything; of the kind. She was also
vastly worried about something else, as
was indicated by her next question:
"Will they cut off Louis' mustache
out there," she asked.
Judge Twohy intimated that it was
possible such a sacrifice might be made.
"Oh. that would be a.wful." responded
Mrs. Tauber. "Why, if they do that 1
should hate to see Louis again, lie
would look like a monkey without his
JudtreTwohy was about to suggest
that Louis' mousiaohe might be sep
arated from him and sent to his wife
neatly done up in tin-foil, but instead
of harassing the poor woman's tender
feelings he sent a telephone message
winch reached the workhouse ahead of
the Black Maria, instructing Supt. Fitz
ueraid to let Louis return to town. The
thirty-day sentence »s suspended over
his Ueail, however, and the first time
Louis "bats his eye" at the wife of his
boson:, that sentence will drop.
Follow the Crowd
Ai.d eat at the Delicatessen Restaurant.
Baked Chicken Pies, 15c: Roast Spring
Lamb. 150; Corned Beef and Caboatce.
15c. lhe above Includes bread, butter
anu potatoes.
Grow Avaricious and Ijnnd in the
Police Station.
George Rathbun, aged seventeeu, and
Charles Dennis, aijed fourteen, boys
who do not recognize the distinction be
tween other people's property and their
own, were arrested yesterday afternoon
auu taken to the central station. When
searched a pair of brand-new club
siviites and six cheap finger rinjrs were
found in their possession. The skates
were Htolen from Sehuneman ft Evans
and the rings from Bannoti ft Co.
Charles Dennis, the little fellow, said
that Kathbun, it is companion, took the
skates, auu shoved them in his ((Jluur
ley's) pocket. Rathbun, who is also
known as Yiponu, denied that he had
anything to (Mi with taking the skates,
liuth boys were apparently unconcerned
over their situation.
it they had not stolen a sled from an
other boy they would probably never
have been captured. But they snatched
the sled on^VVest Sixth,street and ran to
West Third street and then down Hill
street. Another boy followed them,and
at the foot of the hill succeeded in jret
ting the sk-d, which the boys left be
hind them. He took it to the central
police station uud informed the police
that Kathbun and Dennis, from whom
ho had rescued the sled, had stolen a
pair of skates from bcbnnetuaa it Ev
ans, and had also stolen nine rings
from another store. Detective Myer
diug and Ollicer Rafter went after the
boys ana soon caught them.
St. Paul people visiting Minneapolis are
Invited to take their lunches and refresh
ments nt the new and elegantly furnished
dining ruomb recently fitted up by the pio
neer caterer. Jacob Barge, at Nob.'47 and 4>J,
•%tl>e corner" of Washington and First ave
nue south. A number of private dining par
lors with banquet hail and mask: loom in
connection especially to accommodate geu
tlemen accompanied by ladies. '•The luter
urbau passes Hie door.'"
Mac Gets a Present.
John McAithur siole awash boiler
and a looking glass from an Italian re
siding at 490 Woodward avenue. The
house was quarantined over two weeks
ago on account of a case of small-pox
that broke out there. As soon as the
quarantine was removed Mr. McArthur
seized the opportunity to enter the
house and grab the goods, but he was
apprehended while running away with
his plunder. Mr. McArtuur's Christinas
present from Judge Iwohy was "sixty
When Spring Comes.
Mike Ryder, who was charged with
stealing an overcoat belonging to a Mr.
Benteiiffe, of Winnipeir, was found
guilty of the offense in tlie police court
yesterday niorninu. Spring will be well
under way when Mr. Ryder bids adieu
to the retreat at Ccino.
Cheßp Excursion Rates
To Canada and the East via Chicago
Great Western Railway are now on
sale. City ticket oftice 304 Hubert
street, corner Fifth.
Secretary Hart outlines Keooui-
inendations of Importance.
All the members of the state board of
corrections and charities were present
at the special meeting held yesterday
morning at Secretary Hart's oflice. The
meeting had been called for the pur
pose of looking over Mr. Han's bien
nial report, which will be submitted to
the governor in the course of a few
days. Some ot the recommendations to
be made in the report regarding legisla
tion w«re presented last year, but not
acted upon.
One recommendation will be for the
establisliu:-i:(of an agency in connec
tion with tiie state reform school, so
that lit** state authorities will be able to
keep trace of Urn boys after they have
left that place, it will be the duty of
the agent, in case provision is made" for
the appointment, to investigate and
learn whether the homes of the boys
who are about to be released aie proper
places for them to return to, and, in
case they are not, to tind suitable homes
for thrin.
The board will further recommend a
recodifioation of the Dauper laws of the
.state, so as to have them on a uniform
bn»!s. The laws have become so mixed,
having been passed nt different times,
that It has become difficult to apply
Tue hoard will renew its recommen
dation for the establishment of a fourth
hospital for tin* Insane, to tie located
somewhere in the vicinity of the Twin
Cities. The returns show" that out-third
of tin- patients in the three state insti
tutions are from those two cities, and
there are now 2,f>00 people in th<* state,
hospitals. After the Fergus Falls hos
pital has been completed the united ca
pacity of the thrift institutions will be
(niIyS.LUU. At. tu« present rate of in
crease the three hospitals will I>h filled
before the adjournment of the legisla
ture or 1897. Unless soiiiu provision be
made at once these institutions will be
overcrowded before the state can build
a new Hospital. The board is opposed
to enlarging any of the three present
hospitals, for the reason that (lit: ca
pacity of any insane hospital should nut
exceed 1,000. In the last two years the
number of inmates in these "animus
has increased at the rate of 1% per
Win t?ie HI K h Score Badge in the
Whist Tournament,
In the second game of the whist tour
nament, played last night, tne high
score badge was won by Messrs. Burnt
and J. 11. Brigfs. The score follows:
North and South —
Metcalf and Erwin 230
Zenslusand Kreinple 225
Hay and Smith .... 240
Fisk* and Montgomery.. 232
Finch and iio^an !.....!!...... 228
Buford and Sanders ..... 284
Sperry and Farnhain .....' 227
Hudson and Wither be 240
Chapin and Johnson 234
Ward and Jackson 2:>B
Wick wire and Saver ....!!! 230
Total 2,562
Average 282 10-11
East and West—
Burnt aim Briggs, J. II 210
Miller and liixWy ....'. 18S
Baker and Hawkins ..... 193
Sargent and Briggs, O. H ... i«J3
lyes and Nelson " 194
I'minton an. . Fetter " 190
Armstrong, J. 11., and Ramaley. '.'.'.'. 1%
Gordon and Stoltze 191;
Wetherby and Maeauley.. .'......'. 199
Williams and Armstrong, K. X... 195
Potter and Country vj'j
Total 2.15S
Average V.196 5-11
$5.75 Hound Trip
St. Paul nnd Minneapolis to Duluth and
West Superior via Eastern Minnesota
Railway, Dec. '2'ind to 25th, Dec. 31st
and Jan Ist. Good to return on or be
fore Jan. 2nd. VV. J. Dutch. C. P. <&
I. A., I'jy East Third st., St. Paul.
And Society Afterwards Enter
tains Xhem in Uoyal
The annual visit of the Yale Glee and
Banjo ciubs to the city is always an oc
casion fora good many social festivities,
and the events connected with their
brief stay this year were no exception
to the rule. The "boys" arrived in the
city at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, and
from 4 to 6 Mrs. Jasper B. Tarbox en
tertained informally for them. Airs.
Tarbox was assisted in receiving by
Mrs. Leslie Waivn, Mrs. T. B. Scott,
lilt. John Merriam and Missis Upham,
Hill, Gordon, Sturgis. Hill, Uerriani.
Cooke, Hill, Ferguson, Bond, Gotzian
and Finch. The nouse was beautifully
decorated with ribbons of the Yale
color, violets and holly.
In the evening, after the concert at
the People's church, Mrs. William K.
Merriaiii gave a dancing party.to which
the members of the visiting clubs, the
Yale alumni men of the city and any
of the younger society people of the
city were invited. Mrs. Merriam's
♦louse was beautifully decorated with
roses, violets and chrysanthemums. A
supper was served, Mrs. Frank B. Bass
wild Mrs. Hiram F. Stevens presidios
in the dining room.
The concert iiivea by lie clubs was,
perhaps, the finest ever triveu by that
organization in St. Paul.
The work of both clubs was admirable
in every respect and the programme
was a we.'l selected one. The singing
ot VV. J. Lapbam, first tenor; VV. J.
Sheehan and G. Green, second tenors,
and E. C. Lackland, second bass, was
especially good. '1 he yo.ile by Mr.
Lapiiam and the glee club was particu
larly w«ll enjoyed, and "TuUi Frutti"'
was received with such enthusiasm that
they were objiired to answer one recall
after another.
lhe Quartette, Messrs. Lackland,
Parker, basso*, and Nolan and Steven
son, tenors, rt-eeived a perfect ovation,
and th« audience insisted on several
numbers from them.
Mr. Green sang the solo parts in
"Sweetest Story Ever Told," and
although a rather dimuuiiUve tenor, lie
has a splendid voice. His sinking
throughout was perhaps the best solo
work of the evening, and lie received a
great deal of well merited applause.
Besides belli* a singer of great promise
Mr. Green is an elocutionist ot great
promise, and he responded to sever; 1
encores with bright imitations.
The affair was a social as weli as a
musical success, the greater number of
ttie people who were invited to the
dance at Mrs. Merriam'a going nrst to
the concert. The ladies who acted as
Datronesses of the concert were: Mes
riHmes C. 11. Ui^elow, Thomas Cochran.
Buruside Foster, C. M. Grijjgs. J. 11.
Hammond. E. C. Haynie, J. J. Hill. K.
C. Iline, Walter Hnlcomo, Arnold Sal
man, D. W. Lawler, A. ii. Lin
deke, J. L. Merriam, W. K. Mer
riani. J. F. Merrill, M. 1). Dunn.
Stanford Newel, R. 1). Noyes, \V. F.
Teet, Harris Richardson, Park Ritchie,
T. L. Schurmeier, T. K. Selmes, C L
Spencer, W. A. Spencer. J. E. Siryker,
.1. B. Tarbox, Ambrose Tighe, Frederick
Weyerhausei, K. B. Wheeler, J. A
Gloves Mittens, Caps. Overcoats.
Complete winter outfits at the '•Plyin
oiuii Corner,"' Seventh and Robert. "
Charlie Moth Again.
Charles Motii writes from Chicago
that he is ready to meet any man in the
world at Grseco-Roniun ami catch-as
catch-can wrestling for $1,000 a side and
the championship of the world, t;ie
contest to take place within three
weeks frua time of signing articles.
Carney and CJruuer will play the Br»l
block of SOU balls in their 1.200 ball
match same next Wednesday Bight at
the Ryan billiard rooms.
The Henriettas, ot JSt. Taul, and the
Minneapolis Polo duo will play a match
jrame. this evening at the Central skat
ing rink, Minneapolis.
Overtaxed Nerves
I'roduce a form or wearinesa more in
tense, more depretsing and more disas
trous than anythiiur known to tired
muscles. Thousands of women know
all the miseries that a broken down
nervous system brines. Til all such
there is relief in Hood's Sarsaparilla, U
cures nervousness because it feeds tha
nerves upon pure blood.
11 %%*%%% parilla
"I was tnken /^firPC
with nervous pros- 4 .•*1 W^
(ration. What i ■%-%^-%/%
sufTeied no human being knows—weari
some days and sleepless niffhts. I con*
eluded to try Hood's Sarsaparilla. It
helped me in a short time and 1 have no
more such trouble." Ajiss Matik
Kohl.stkadt, 2308 South 14th St.,Kich.
nuiiiiJ, in,:.
Hood** Piliw cure Constipation !■>■ re
storitiß the peristaltic action of the alimeut-
& CO.
Everything i n the line of
Holiday Goods at and be
low cost.
Fancy Scrap Paper Bas
kets, decorated and trimmed
with ribbon.
$3.75 kinds, now $2.50.
$4-5° kinds, now $3.00.
$5.50 kinds, now $3.50.'
Fancy Metal Filigree
Boxes, with French plate
mirror tops, containing 48
sheets of paper and 48 en
velopes, $3.00 a box; for
merly $4. 25.
Every piece of Finest
Electro Silver-Plated Ware
remaining- on hand will be
closed out regardless oj
manufacturer's cost.
Fancy Goods of all kinds,
including Leather Goods
and Tortoise Shell Combs,
at greatly reduced prices.
i ~
One hundred 12-4 White
Wool Blankets, fine, soft
and heavy, will be sold to
day for
a pair. If we had bought
them a month ago our price
would now be $9.00.
Full-Size Silkaline Com.
fortables, oi our own manu
each. The bare materials
alone would cost at retail
$2.00. You save 25 ecu's
and the trouble 0/ making
This is the time to buy
1 Cloaks cheap.
Chinchilla or Cheviot
I Jackets, 42 and 44 inches
; long, box front or double
breasted "La no-try" tight
fitting, all with high stony
each today; marked dowij
from $12.50 to $14.00.
All of our $20.00, $22.
and $25.00 Fur-Trimmed
I Coats, every garment guar
anteed to be of this season's
I manufacture, are marked
1 down to
each. Please compare them
with garments offered at
similar prices.
Astrachan Fur Coats.
guaranteed qualities, &20.
If you want reliable and
I strictly first-class Silks we'll
I sell them to you at the /ozc
cst prices in the state. We
I take our annual inventory
; next week, and will lose
sight of ; II profits in order
to reduce the stock to the
I lowest possible point.
Only one item is men
i tioned today. It's a rattling
good one.
Nearly 15c part pieces of
Choicest Novelty Silks.
regular $1.25 and $1.50
qualities, in light and dark
j effects, will go on sale at
9mi I .onto
a yard. A clean and abso
lute saving of 25 and 50
cents on every yard. Every
yard is strictly new and
hrst-class in every respect
You'll find no such values
in the city.
Every Remnantand ! >ress
Length in the store at Rent'
nani Prices*
Fiplfl Mahler Si Ho
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