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Tin* Award of a Contract for School
Beats to Be Contented l»y mi V'n
■ ucct-MNful Bidder A Secretary's
Vacation— —ReportM of the Super
intendent and President of the
The board of education had a short
meeting yesterday, which developed a
couple of small sensations. The first
•was in connection with the purchase of
school seats. The contract for the
eeats wa§ awarded to the Minneapolis
Scho.>! Furniture company at $2 each,
and amounted to about $2,500. The
Mdfl i'or the seats were not giVen to the
pr< bs, but Q. W. Turnbull made the
claim, and it was not denied, that his
bid cm Manitowoc desks was 25 cents
lower on each than that of the Minne
apolis company for their desks. He
further claimed that his desks are aa
good, or rather better, than the ones
accepted. He further alleged that he
had been treated in the same manner in
previous years, and that he had not
Intended to bid this year, but that Di
rector (.Juinby assured him that he
Would be accorded fair treatment if he
did 80. He notified members of the
boa nl ar.d the public that he would at
once bring action against the board to
comp.'l it to accept the lowest bid.
The second innovation was made by
Mrs. Crays, the president. A motion
wets made that the -clerk of the board.
Hugh Mareh'ban-k, be given a two
weeks' vacation. Since A. C. Sanders,
clerk of the superintendent, had been
already granted, a month's absence
without loss of salary, Mrs. Crays
probably presumed the motion implied
the same pixxtedu-re ln the case in hand,
and Bhe raised an objection to the mo
tion. She said that when the teachers
have had to lose six months' employ
ment and the janitors have been laid
off for a month during the summer, it
would seem just that the employes of
the b Nurd desiring vacations should
take them on the same terms as the
teachers aid janitors. The moLion,
however, prevailed, nothing being said
in it concerning the matter of salary.
In justice to Mr. Marchbank it may be
said that he had not asked for a vaca
tion and did not care about the sal
A c .mmittee from the Bryn Mawr
district, including J. U. Barnes, J. C.
Oswald, C. L. Smith and others, wait
ed upon the board and asked that ac
tion in the matter of discontinuing the
Bryn Mawr school be reconsidered.
Their petition was referred to the build
ing committee and the superintendent.
The school Is one for the accommoda
tion of about twenty-five small chil
dren who live in an unsettled country
from a half to a mile distant from any
other schools.
The question of erecting a building in
South Minneapolis, near the Augsburg
seminary, to accommodate overflow
puptls. was referred to the building
A motion was carried to renew the
loan of $100,000 from the sinking fund.
The superintendent and president of
th« board read their annual reports for
the school annual to be issued soon.
The superintendent gives the enroll
ment of the year as 33,673, an increase
of 1.259. The shortness of the school
Iv, ar was given as the cause of the
small increase. Of the enrollment ,one
half was in the first three grades, while
only one-fourteenth was In the four
years of the high schools. He referred
to the small cost of the Industrial work
in the schools, and declared himself in
favor of all the so-called "fads." He
recommended that the board try the
plan of assigning a principal to two or
more buildings to supervise the work.
He thought that better results would
be secured thus than by having a prin
cipal teach half of her time, as the
has arranged for another year.
Another recommendation was that a
■printing press be purchased, and the
reading lessons for the primary grades
t>e prinrted and supplied to the schools
as they are needed. He also recom
mendtd that a substitute be assigned
[to two or three buildings and report
each morning, helping the principal,
In return for which she should have all
» the substitute work of those schools
to do. He briefly recited the history of
the past school year.
The president, in opening her annual
report, said: "Another mile stone has
been reached in the history of this
b,*ard. A year fraught with anxiety,
turmoil and uncertainty ls closing, and
■while I cannot congratulate yo>u upon
any remarkable achievement, or any
brilliant stroke of finance, I think I
may offer congratulations that out of
the stress and storm of the past win
ter we have come into more peaceful,
quiet waters — but waters still suffici
ently agitated to preclude all possibil
ity of stagnation. Let us hops that
history will not repeat itself, or at
least the unpleasant experience of tho
ml the past year. One of the spe
cial causes of trouble, and which led
to the early closing of the schools was
th-* law relating to the payment of
taxi s .m real estate, passed by our
last '..-nislature. This law had not been
"*in force long enough to establish a
precedent as to wbat proportion of such
teex.s would be paid, but the tax pay
ment this year will establish such a
l.r-c-e.lent— hence that difficulty will be
obviated in the future.
"But the great difficulty Is the fact
tbat the average increase of income
foi the educational department of our
City is not in proportion to the average
t increase of pupils. We have already
come to the point of collision, and have
been obliged, in arranging for the
, coming year, to apply the Burgeon's
knife very vigorously in our efforts to
cut down the body to suit the garment.
1 feel strongly concerning the great
advantage of industrial, or motor,
training to the youth of our land. I
cannot forbear expressing my regret
that such a training ls to be eliminated
to any extent from our course of study.
Motor training is rapidly passing be
yond the experimental stage. It has
been sufficiently tested to warrant some
— definite conclusions as to its effect
which tend to show the necessity and
the possibilities of such training. Then,
too. the moral effect is no light con
sideration. Criminologists are ceming
to believe that lack of industrial train
ing, more than any other factor, is
largely responsible for crime, and one
of the best means for diminishing
; crime is to swell the ranks of skilled
_! li!- >r. While we have not attempted
to turn out skilled artistvns from our
schools, I believe the simple course of
'industrial training, for both boys and
girls,, as practiced In our schools,
would help in choosing their life work,
would give them the oportunlty to find
themselves, to find, that their inclina
tions were toward "the industrial pur
suits, the manual rather than the
strictly mental. And so we should be
spared, perhaps, many a fifth-rate law
yer and politician, for Instance, and
have instead a respectable, skilled me
chanic and a much more useful citi
The remainder of the president's re-
Iport was occupied with discussions of
the overcrowded condition of the
schools and the economic difficulties
before the bor.rd.
What Silver Republicans Want
Democratic Smoke Social.
The local Silver Republicans have already
figured out their share of the spoils in the
coming city, aldermanic and judicial conven
tions, in which they expect to fuse with
I the Democrats. For places on the school
board they will ask at least one place and
, they ex-ect to nominate either W. H. Man-
I le l V C V R - D< -"***las. They do not care
I -whether they receive any of the aldermanic
honors and will ask for none, but they ex-
pect to be allowed to. name the candidate in
the Eighth ward, in which section of the
city it is generally recognized that a Demo
crat stands not a ghost of a show of suc
cess. One place which they will insist upon
having is a district judge of the four to be
nominated but they are not yet decided
whether their choice for the place will fall
upon John Day Smith or A. B. Choate.
Win Brackett ls one of those who will as
sume the duties of a new office Aug. 1, and
speculation Is now concerned with the query
who his successor will be as gauger. After
the first of the month the gaugcr's place will
be vacant, while Mr. Brackett transacs? the
business of the newly created flour inspector
Tlie smoke social of the Young Men's Demo
cratic club, which was to have been brought
off Thursday night, has been postponed un
til Saturday evening, when it will be held
at Alexander's hall. The principal speaker
Will be Judge Thomas Canty* who will ad
dress the club about the consular service in
Mexico and Gentrnl America. Several other
good speakers are expected to be present,
\l.o\/.o PHILLIPS' CASE.
Disagreement as to the Times the
Hniiois Were Counted.
The parties to the controversy regarding
the Democratic nomination for sheriff, which
Alonzo Phillips la forcing to an issue through
the courts, met yesterday and failed to agree
upon a state of facts which should be sub
mitted without controversy. There was a dis
agreement between the gentlemen who had
acted as tellers as to the number of times
they had counted the ballot. Judge Ilea
had already made an affidavit that the count
was made but twice, while Messrs. Foote and
Pratt, the other tellers, contended that three
counts had been made. It ls said that Mr.
Foote had preserved the original tally sheet,
upon which, in Judge Ilea's own handwriting,
lt was shown that three counts had been
made. When this was shown Judge Rea he
admitted his mistake and promised to make
a correction.
Golf Quarters Damaged.
The quarters of the Bryn Mawr Golf club
at tho rear of 95 Elm street, were damaged
by fire Monday. The total loss, it is esti
mated, will not exceed $200. During the
evening a number of boys were seen playing
about the building, and they are supposed
to have been responsible for the blaze. The
nearest fire company is a long way off, and
there are no city water mains in the vicinity.
The firemen made use of a private main
leading from tlie Bryn Mawr springs and
did well under obstacles. The fire scorched
a residence adjoining, but the damage to this
was slight.
Fire's Origin in Dispute.
The origin of a fire which started at the
rear of 712 Humboldt avenue north at 2:15
o'clock yesterday morning is somewhat sus
picious. Fire Marshal Pierce is investigat
ing the case, but is not sure if a can of
gasoline and a pile of shavings were respon
sible. The fire originated in the stable oc
cupied by Patrick Griffith at the rear of 712.
The owner Is John Gonsur. The stable and
dwelling were well gutUd, the lose being
about $1500. The flames snread to the stable
and dwelling of Gust Lagcrqulst at 710. The
loss here was $250 to the buildings and $50 to
Tennis Tourney Delayed.
The opening of the Northwestern tennis
tournament Is delayed until the first of the
week, as the Chicago players will have a
number of matches to play at home this week I
and cannot get away as soon as they antici
pate?. T. N. Jayne will return this morn
ing ln advance of the visitors. The tourna
ment will open Monday.
Charged With Swindling.
William Flemings is accused of having
swindled a Central avenue merchant out ot
$10 by having cashed a check on a bank In
which Demings had no funds. The alleged
guilty party was arrested yesterday by Detec
tives Howard and- Lawrence. He is "held"
at the central station. A warrant will prob
ably be issued for him today.
His Bull Fixed at $500. •
AL Ewing, arrested Monday night upon
the charge of vagrancy, wa3 charged in the
police court yesterday with uttering a forged
Instrument. He is alleged to have cashed
a forged check for $5 at a Western avenue
grocery store. In the police court, Ewing's
case was set for 9 o'clock this morning, bail
being fixed at $500.
Drove Off With n Rijg.
Ole Ellison. 2405 Grand street northeast,
tied his horse in front of his house yester
day morning before leaving for a drive. While
he was absent his eon, Ernis, ten years
old, and two other young boys, entered the
rig and drove off. Up to a late hour in the
afternoon, when Ellison reported the mat
ter to the police, the boys had not returned
with the rig. Young Ellison will be warmly
received upon his return.
"Bowery" Show Closed.
The so-called "Bowery" show, at 248 Nicol
let avenue, was closed up by the police lss f
evening. The place has been the scene of two
disgraceful outbreaks and it was thought that
future trouble could best be avoided by le
movlng the cause of the disturbance. Ta«
woman running the place claimed that ot er
shows had hired men to make trouble sd
as to Injure their business, but S>rge nt
Leonard informed the management that th ra
was no alternative but to get out of 6"s*r.nes3.
Not Only Beautiful and Accom
plished, but of Good Stock.
OSWEGO, Kan.. July 26.— Miss Le
ila Cook, whom a Noblesville, Ind. dis
patch credits with being the fiancee
of Lieut. Hobson, of Merrimac fame,
is from Vlnita, I. T., and formerly
lived here. She was born in Labette
county, Kansas. Her father, Henry C.
Cook, whose death occurred last
month, was a man of more than pass
ing prominence. He was at one time
clerk of the district court of Lebetto
county, later mayor of Oswego, and
was for several years grand master of
Kansas Masons. After removing to
Vinita, I. T.. with his family, in 1892.
he was made grand master of the Odd
Fellows of the Indian territory. Miss
Leila Cook was educated and graduat
ed with honors at Shurtleff college,
Alton, 111. She is a sisiter of Lieut. Al
ton M. Cook, now assistant engineer
of the United States flagship New
York, which has taken a<n active part
in the recent naval battles. Miss Cook
and Lieut. Hobson first met at the
wedding of Lieut. Cook, at Norfolk,
Va., several months ago, on which oc
casion she acted as bridesmaid and the
Merrimac hero as best man.
St. Louis Police Are Puzzled to Form
a Theory.
ST. LOUIS, July 26.— After working
all night and today on the mystery
surrounding the murder last night of
Charles A. Brant, a stenographer, by
three unidentified men, the police are
still in the dark. No motive for the
crime Ls known, though friction be
tween Brant and the father of Mary M.
Harding, his divorced wife, is known
to have existed. The murder occurred
on a dark street corner, in the vicin
ity of which many hold-ups have oc
curred, and some believe the crime was
committed by robbers. The police have
no theory to advance.
The private papers of the dead man
found ln his trunk today denoted that
he had but* one trouble — 'the fear tfm*
something would happen to prevent the
reconciliation which he and his former
wife had agreed upon. All the letters
in the trunk showed much devotion
still lingering between the estranged
husband and wife. Miss Harding is
now at Asbury Park, N. J., with her
Genuine Love Match.
DANVILLE. 111., July 26.— Miss Anna P
Camion, daughter of William P. Cannon'
president of the Second National bank, and
niece of Congressman Cannon, has been mar
ried to Gratz W. Helm, of this city, at Fond
dv Lac, Wis. The marriage was against tha
wishes of the bride's parents. The couple
have returned and will reside here.
Hoi-yon Romance Spoiled.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. July 26.— A telegram
received here today from the mother of Miss
Cook, positively denies the report of that
young lady's engagement to Lieut. Hobson,
IX. S. N.
I'aHsenger Train Delayed.
RED WING. Minn., July 26.— 'Special.)— One
car of a freight train on the Milwaukee was
wrecked one mile from the station here by
breaking of a journal this afternoon. Tib
passenger train was delayo* (feree hours
SELVES 'ii v- J
Drop the Train nt Chippewa Falls
——One o* Them Seriously
Stabbed and Another Has a Foot
Crushed Oue Man Killed and
Another Injured by a Train Near
CHIPPEWA FALLS Wis.. July 26.—
(Special.) — A gang of over 100 tramps
took possession of a freight train going
to St. Paul when about twenty miles
east of here this morning. They ran.
it to suit themselves, and finally aban
doned it near here. In a fight, one of
the hoboes was seriously stabbed ln
the side, and another had his foot
crushed beneath the train. These two
men are in the hospital here. The rest
of the gang are scattered over the city,
and citizens are apprehensive, but of
ficers axe trying to round them up.
Albert Solxbrunn Meets Death Sud-
denly Near Willmar.
WILLMAR, July 26. — (Special.) — At
5:46 this afternoon the Great Northern
freight. No. 37, from jit. Paul, struck and
instantly killed Albert Solzbrunn, of
Rice's station. Burton county, and
slightly injured his brother, Anton.
The brothers had been working ln Mon
tana, and one of them got sick and
unable to work, so both started for
their home. They came in from the
West on a freight, and started to walk
to St. Cloud, but got on the wrong
track and were returndng to the junc
tion. They got tired and leaned up
against a cattle guard and went to
sleep. The train came along and woke
them with a start. They attempted to
get on their feet, but were struck by
the passing train. An inquest was held
and the company exonerated.
James Coney Repo-ried to Have Vlo-
lated His Parole.
STILLWATER, Minn., July 26— (SpeclejJ.)—
Warden Wolfer received word today that
James Casey, a paroled convict, had violated
his parolo at Winnebago City, where he was
employed by a farmer. He was received at
the prison June 1, 1597, to serve two years
for forgery in the second degree and was
paroled at the May meeting of the board of
prison managers. He will be brought back
to serve the remainder of his sentence as
soon as aprehended.
Thos. Wllklns, a convict at the prison, was
ex.-iiuined as to his sanity this afternoon and
will be taken to the asylum at Rochester.
Wtlkins was sent to the state reformatory at
St. Cloud from Meeker county May 28, 1597,
and was transferred to the prison Jan. 30.
His discharge had been recommended., but
owing to the condition of his mind Warden
Wolfer considered it best to have him sent
to an asylum.
Judge Williston, of Red Wing, held a spe
cial term of the district court here today.
In the evening he held a term of court for
the purpose of issuing naturalization papers.
A large number of residents of Stillwater
will go to St. Paul tomorrow to witness
the festivities incidental to the laying of
tho corner stone of the new capitol. The
militia company will also attend.
The. Lizzie Gardner and Park Bluff cleared
today with a large consignment of lumber
for parties at Hannibal and other down
river cities.
The Are at the Hershey Lumber company's
yard was put out at an early hour this morn
ing and the St._Paul fire department returned
home. The combined loss will not exceed
The August meeting of the board of prison
managers will be held at the prison Aug. 5.
I'\ W. Temple, of Blue Earth City, a mem
ber of the board of prison managers, tsjas a
guest at the prison today;
J. C. Nethaway and P. W. Gall left last
evening for Chattanooga, Term., to take the
deposition of Dr. T. C. Clark, in the matter
of the objection of E. S. Brosnon to the will
of the late Hon. Isaac Staples.
ROCHESTER. Minn., July 26.— (Spe<?*al.)—
The marriage of Miss Mabelle Claire Stebbins,
daughter of Senator and Mrs. A. T. S ebblrst
of this city, to Chas. Wl.liam Wtbbfr, o'
Menominee, Mich., was solemnized at Calvary
Episcopal church, this morning at 9 o'c'oik.
The church was handsomely decorate d with
flowers and a large number of friends wit
nessed tho ceremony. They departed on aa
extended wedding tour immediately alter the
Kim-iR Wants $5,000.
HASTINGS, Minn., July J6.— (Special.)—
Miss Emma C. Shulz, of Empire, heis amend
ed the complaint in her breach of promise s-uit
against Peter Hamann, Increasing the dam
ages from $2,000 to $5,000, for failure to marry
her after license had been issued and i_vi
tations sent out.
Child's Awful Death.
SLAYTON, Minn., July 26.— (Special.) -
While sleep In the harvest field th? 3-year
old son of Frank Collins was run over by the
binder and received injuries from which h?
died ln two hours. His father was drying
the binder.
It Is to Be Held ln Chicago After
the Close ot the War.
CHICAGO, July 26. — The National
Business league ls preparing for a
grand national peace festival, to be
held in this city, soon after the close
of the war. The festivities will con
tinue for a week or more. The presi
dent and his cabinet, the diplomatic
ccrps, eminent army and navy officers
with their commands, as far as possi
ble, governors of states, mayors of
cities, statesmen and prominent busi
ness men of the country are expected
to be present and participate. To each
of the great representatives of war and
peace a day of the festival will be de
voted. There will be naval, military,
art and musical days, also president,
governors and mayors days, the fes
tival closing with a grand international
or peace day.
The pageantry of these festival days
and nights will be the most imposing
ever displayed in this country. The
grandeur and pomp of ancient festi
vals will not be imitated, but every
thing will be typical of the progress
of America from the landing of the
Pilgrim fathers to the present time.
The general purpose of the festival will
be not only to celebrate the advent of
peace, but to bring together the busi
ness men of the country in conference,
with a view to foster and extend the
business and commerce of the United
During the festival the advisory
committee of the National Business
league, representing every state in the
Union, will hold its first annual con
Gustave T. Schurmeler, of the wholesale
shoe firm of Foot, Schulze A Co., and one of
the most active business men of the city until
falling health compelled his recent retirement
died last evening at the family residence, 77
East Central avenue. Mr. Schurmeler was 44
years of age. Consumption was the causa of
death. The arrangements for the funeral
have not yot been completed.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn., July 26.—(Spe
'lal-) — Mrs. Charles E. Dickinson, formerly
Miss Harriet S. Beeoher. one of the most
prominent society leaders of thia Eection, and
belonging to a leading family, died here laa-t
night very suddenly of blood poisoning.
PORTLAND, Me., July 26.— Lorenzo D. M.
Sweat, who rep-re«ented the First district of
this state ln the Thirty-eighth congress, is
dead, aged thirty years. In congress, Mr.
Sweat, a Democrat, representing a dlstr.ct
normally Republican, was an active supporter
of the Union cause ln the Civil war,
NORTHFIELD, Minn.. July 26— (Special.)—
Warren Atkinson died at 4 o'clock from In
juries received by a fall last December. Ha
has been for many years In charge of Carletxn
college grounds. His age ls about 70 years.
He leaves a wHow , two sons and thraa
Continued from First Page,
of North Carolina, spoke on several
occasions adversely -to -the mission of
Mr. Sibley.
The committee sent Its report to the
house on Jan. 15, 1849, when a majority
Of the committee reposed ln favor of
taking In the new territory. The re
port was adopted.
Gen. Sibley's first w'prk was to se
cure the organization of the Minne
sota territory, saya J. Fletcher Wil
liams' "History of St. Paul." Upon
consultation it was deemd best that
a bill should be introduced from the
committee on territories in the senate
It was prepared by Hon. Stephen A*
Douglass, who sent a draft of the bl'i
to Mr. Sibley. Gen. -Sibley noticed that
Mendota had been designated as the
capitol, when it had been the wish of
a majority to have St, Paul selected
as the seat of government. Gen. Sib
ley urged that a change was desired
as people generally favored St. Paul
Mr. Douglass, who had some time be
fore visited Mendota, was greatly
pleased with the geographical sur
roundings of Mendota, and opposed
moving the capitol to St. Paul. He ar
gued that, being at the confluence of
two Important rivers, It was a most
desirable place for the capltol. He
thought that pilot knob, Mendota,
would be a beautiful spot for the edi
fice, and expressed himself in no un
certain way.
After the destiny of the two places
had hung wavering in the balance for
: several days, Mr. Douglass conceded
to the desires of Mr. Sibley and the
St. Paul people.
A bill providing for the organization
of the territory and making St. Paul
the capitol was introduced, and met
with a great' deal of opposition in the
house, and particularly in the senate.
Hon. H. M. Rice arrived in Washing
ton a few days after the introduction
of the bill, and abetted the efforts of
Mr. Sibley. It was only after a hard
fought contest that well earned vic
tory crowned the efforts of the North
western pioneers who prayed for the
life of the Northwestern country. The
bill was approved by Zachary Taylor,
president of the United States, on
March 3, 1849. /
In those days news did not travel
very rapidly, and at that season of the
year, when winter was breaking up, it
required just five weeks for news ' to
reach St. Paul from. Prairie dv Chien,
which was the nearest railroad point!
There was great joy in St. Paul wheri
the news was first received in April,
and the few traders and merchants
then in St. Paul' took a new lease on
life, and felt that ijt,.was Indeed a red
letter day for the territory of Minne
sota when recognized by the national
government and authorized to perfect
a civil government i'or the. people with
in its limits. Is j ,
Minnesota was then nothing more
than a wilderness,; with its vast ex
panse of forest and pjains, millions of
acres of which had; never been explor
ed by white man,; and the territory
west of the Mississippi river was still
unceded to the United , States by the
Indian tribes living'in tHis section.
At that tiime Minnesota contained
about 4,500 people, . including a large
number off immigranst who had but
recently come into the territory.
On July 7. 1849, Gov. Alexander Ram
sey, Who had been appointed gover
nor of the territory a short time be
fore, by proclamation fixed the bounda
ries of the several legislative districts.
The legislature convened Sept. 3, 1849,
and consisted of a council of nine
members and a house of eighteen mem
David Olmsted was elected president
of the council and J. W. Furber as
speaker of the house.
At that session of the /legislature an
appropriation of $20,GM was made to
construct a capltol building. "The
Central House," a log cabin, weather
boarded, situated at. Minnesota and
Beach streets, on the present site of
the old Mannnheirrrer block on Kaat
Third street, was utilized during the
term of Gov. Ramsey as "The Capitol."
A local newspaper commented at the
time on the legislative and Judicial
surroundings as folllows:
Both houses met in tlie dining hall, where
Rev. E. D. Neill prays for us all. and Gov.
Ramsey delivers a mete-sage full of hope and
far-sighted prophecy to comfort us withal;
and then leaves the poor devils sirring en
rough board benches to work out as they
may the old problem of self government
through the appaling labyrinth of parlia
mentary rules and tactics that perplex t.eir
While the first capitol was not honor
ed with a corner storre, such as will be
laid tcday, yet those hardy frontiers
men who laid the corner stone of pro
gressive civilization made possible the
beautiful white marble structure of to
On the lower floor of the "Central
house was situated the secretary of
slate's office and the. house of repre
sentatives, and the upper floor contain
ed the council chamber and the othur
tttate offices. The question of a per
manent location of the capitol of Min
nesota came up and many favored re
moving it to St. Anthony. The fight
of 184il en this subject, was the first of
a series of endeavors, to wrest from St.
Paul the capitol, Iri 1851, 1857, ISB9 ar.d
The location was tot settled upon at
this session of the ; . legislature, but at
the close of the session it was a drawn
battle, and St. Paul still remained the
seat of government. Gov. Ramsey was
authorized to go ahead and rent build
ings, in which to carry on the state
government. Gay. Ramsey always k-tpt
bis offlce at his residence, on what is
now known as Walnut street, and the
supreme court was quartered at dlffer
er*> times in various locaticns befors th 3
first capitol was completed.
When tho legislature of 1851 convened
the fight was again resumed. Congress
had appropriated $20,000 the previous
ye-ar for a prison and also authorized
the governor and legislature to expend
the appropriation of $20,000, provided
for in the organic act for capitol build
ings. The session waa a stornw- one.
It was at this session of the legisla
ture that it was decided to leave the
capitol at St. Paul, and the university
at St. Anthony and the prison at Still
water. The legislature this year met in
a brick building, which occupied the
present site of the Metropolitan hotel.
A building commision, similar to tbe
present board of capitol commissioners
was elected, consisting of D. F. Braw
ley, J. McKusick, L. Robert and E. A.
C. Hatch, The architect was N. C.
Prentiss, who secured the contract for
the eroction of the building for $33,000,
although the ultimate cost of tine origi
nal building exceeded. $40,000. The
building was commenced at once, but
not completed until 1853. The legislature
of 1852 assembled in. ihe.jGoodrich bock
on Third street, and on.' July 21, 1853,
Gov. W. A. Gorman efirat occupied the
new state house. •-.<
The original building was in the form
of a "T," and so mariy were the altera
tions and repairs that -little of it re
mained exoept thejwall^ when it was
burned in 1881. For some years it am
ply accommodated 'all the state busi
ness, and its interior fcirnishlng and
equipments were as-plaljft as the exteri
or. Up to 1866, whep gas was put in,
the legislative halls ; wene lighted dur
ing night sessions with' candles, and
up to 1871 the bulldirtg Was heated with
wood stoves, and all the water used In
it was supplied by carts. That year
the steam heating apparatus and water
supply were ordered by the legislature,
and the building began to have all of
the "comforts of civilized life," as a
witty member expressed it in one of
bis speeches; but it in tbe meantime,
had grown too limited for the rapidly
increasing business of a state which
had increased in populathnT eight-fold
since the building was erected.
During the session of 1857 occurred
the somewhat exciting event of which
much has heen said, namely, the pas
sage of an act by the legislature re
moving the state capltol to St. Peter.
The bill was introduced on Feb. 6 and
passed by the council, ayes eight and
nays seven. Those ln the senate who
opposed it were Hon. J. D. Ludden
Hon. H. N. Setzer, J. B. Brlshin and
H. F. Tilllotsom Among those who op
posed It in the house waa William Pitt
Murray. The biill was generally op
posed by the press of the territory. It,
however, passed on the 18th, and lt was
sent back to the senate to be enrolled.
•A. WMori-ca-1 authority says:
About this Uffie the odor of a mouse bo per
meated the atmosphere that 6ne of the roo*t
obtuse olfactories could have perceived it.
Joe Roulette, the chairman of the com
mittee of enrollment, loved to Joke, even at
a little cost. The next day after the passage
of the bill on Feb. 28. Mr. Roulette was not
in his seat. The other side now saw the
mouse floating in the air, and concluded, aa
the Irish orator said. "To nip him ln tha
bud.' Representative Bal-combe. of Winona,
now editor of a newspaper at Omaha, Intro
duced resolutions calling on Roulette to re
port forthwith and If he failed to do so that
the next mem/ber of the committee be ordered
to procure another enrolled copy and report
the same, etc. Mr. Balcombo at once movtd
the previous question on the resolutions, but
Mr. Setzer moved a call of the council which
was ordered and Mr. Roulette reported ab
sent. Balcombe moved that further proceed
ings under the call be dispensed with, on
which there were yeas nine, nays five. Two
thirds not voting for the motion the chair,
Hon. J. B. Brlsbin declared it lost, notwith
standing Calco-mbe eloquently protested that
nine was two-thirds of fourteen. The ser
geant-at-arms, J. M. Lamb, of White Bear,
was ordered to report Mr. Roulette in his
seat. He di!d not find him that day. The
council, unable to adjourn under the call,
waited his return. The dinner hour passed
and supper time arrived and when the mt»s
ing member did not show up at bed time
beds and bedding were ordered and the mem
bers camped on the floor of the house.
After a continual session of Aye days and
nights the council adjoudned, the call still
pending. At midnight, on March 5, the
president resumed the chair and r.n
nounced the council adjourned sine die,
and the moment the doors were thrown open
in stalked Joe Roulette. He commenced-ral
lying his brother members ln bis pointed
style on the good joke he had played on
At the session of 1874 the wing of the
original capltol fronting on Exchange
street was ordered, co-sting $6,000. While
the change in the assembly rooms,
roof, etc., cost $6,000 more. This gave
relief for several years, but at every
session of the legislature the members
of thp- house suffered from the crowded
condition of the hall, bad air, etc., so
much that a larger hall was absolutely
demanded. The session cf 1878. there
fore, ordered a new wing on Wabasha,
capable of accommodating the house
of representees properly and giving
more space to other departments. That
wing was completed in December, 1878,
at a cost of $14,000.
At 9 o'clock in the evening of March
1, 1881, while both houses of the leg
islature were in session, all the halls
and departments crowded with visitors,
the dome of the building was found to
be on Are. The flames spread with too
great rapidity to be checked, and all
that could be done was to save the con
tents of the building. The most val
uable records and papers of various of
ficers, and of the legislature, with some
of the furniture, were carried out. But
the greater part of the contents of the
building, including the valuable law
library the supply of state laws, doc
uments and reports, and all the sta
tionery in the secretary of state's office,
were a total loss. The entire loss to
the state was fully $200,000.
Fortunately the city of St. Paul had
just completed a flne, spacious market
house, and its use was immediately
tendered the state authorities, and at
9 o'clock the next morning both houses
of the legislature were in sesison in
the new building.
Two days of the session yet remain
ed and Gov. Pillsbury immediately se
cured estimates for rebuilding the old
edifice, using the old walls. An act ap
propriating $5,C00 for that purpose was,
passed. Work was commenced at once.
It was then found that the old walls
were too unsafe to use, and at the ex
tra session in September, also held in
the market house, the further sum of
$100 000 was appropriated for the com
pletion of the building. Its total cost
was about $275,000. The session of 1883
met in the new building.
Statistic* of the Structure and the
Work Already Done.
The legislature of 1893 passed an act
to provide for the appointment of seven
suitable persons, one from each con
gressional district in the state, to act
and be known as the "Ecard of Siate
Capitol Commissioners," whose duty
should be to secure the erection of a
new state capltol, according to the pro
visions of the law. The governor ap
pointed the following, who were con
firmed by the senate, duly qualified,
and have since been acting as the said
board, viz:
H. W. Lamberton. of Winona, from the
First congressional district.
James McHench, of Fairmont, from the Sec-
Continued on Tenth Page.
Notice ot "IforecloHure Sale* Under
Ramsey— District Court, Second Judicial
Eliza C. Darrah, plaintiff, vs. Augustus R.
Capehart, Duncan C. Murray, The St. Paul
Mantel and Desk Company, a corporation;
New England Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany, a corporation'; Mary J. Maxwell, The
Crane Elevator Company, a corporation;
Terence Kenny and John Kenny, co-part
ners as Kenny Bros.; A. N. Nelson, as
County Treasurer of Ramsey County, Min
nesota; The County Treasurer of Ramsey
County, Minnesota; The City of St. Paul, a
municipal corporation, and M. H. Hamilton,
Notice is hereby given that under and
by virtue of a Judgment and decree entered in
the above entitled action on the 18th day of
June, 1898, a certified transcript of which
has been delivered to me, I, the undersigned
sheriff of said Ramsey county, will sell at
public auction, to the highest bidder for cash,
on Thursday, the 4th day of August, 1898, at
ten o'clock in the foreno-on. at the Cedar street
entrance to the Ramsey County court house
and city hall, ln the city of St. Paul, in said
county, In one parcel, the premises and real
estate described ln said judgment and de
cree, to w;t: All that tract or parcel of land
lying and being in the county of Ramsey and
state of Minnesota, described as* follows, to
wit: Beginning at the northwest corner of
lot three (3). block twenty-three (23) of Rice
and Irvine's addition to the city of St. Paul;
thence easterly along Third street thirty-one
(31) feet to a point; thenSe to the easterly
boundary of said lot by a line parallel to a
line joining the northwest and southeast
corners of said lot; thence along said easterly
boundary of said lot to the southeast corner
of said "lot; thence by a straight line to the
place of beginning, according to the plat of
Rice and Irvine's addition, on file and of rec
ord In the office of the Register of Deeds for
said Ramsey County.
Dated St.-Paul, Minnesota. June 20, IS9B.
. Sheriff of Ramsey County. Minnesota.
Notice to Elevator Contractor*.
Court House and City Hall Committee until
August 3d, 1898, at 3 o'clock p. m., for the
furnishing and erection of two new elevators
ln City Hall and Court House, St. Paul, in
conformity with plans and specifications to
be seen ln the offlce of the Building Inspector.
A bidder's bond In the sum of 20 per cent
must accompany each bid. The Committee
reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Bids to be sealed and marked "Bid for
Elevators." and addressed to
County Auditor.
The time for receiving trie!* la herethy ex
tended until Aug. 13th. P-98, at 3 o'clock p. m.
D. M. SULLIVAN, Secretary
July 27 to Aug. 13.
All Globe Readers
Are prospective buyers
or selleis. Small wants
receive attention. . . . .
Same rate as charged at Globe
Office, Fourth and Minnesota.
No advertisement les3 than 20
Two cents per word for Perso
nal, Clairvoyants, Palmists,
Massage and Medical Ads.
Leave your want ads at any
one of the following
Globe Branch Ofllces.
Bedford $nd Decatur C. R. Marellm
Payne, 954 A. & a. A. Schumacher
East Third. 679 Sever We»tby
Broadway 442 M. D. Merrill
Orove and Jackson Joseph Argay
Ssventh and Sibley William K. Collier
St. Anthony and Prior ....a. L. Woolsey
Dale, in j^ j. Guernsey
Grand and St. Albans Emtl Bull
Rondo and Grotto Straight Bros.
Rondo, 286 A. A. Campbell
Selby and Western W. A. Frost ft Co.
victoria and Selby Brackett's
University and Prior C. A. Monchow
East Seventh, 29 B. J. Witts
Rice, 496 p. M. Crudden
Robert and Twelfth W. B. Lows
Rice and Iglehart Ray Campbell
Seven Corners S. H. Reeve*
St. Petor and Tenth C. T. Heller
South Robert and Falrfleld. ...The Ecllpee
State and Concord Concord Drug Store
Wabasha and Fairfield George Marti
Wabasha and Isabel A. T. Hall
James and West Seventh J. J. Mullen
West Seventh. 499.. A. &G. A. Schumacher
BLACKSMITH wanted at South St. Paul;
Swedish. Chas. Manthey.
HOW to become lawful physicians, dentists
or lawyers. Lockbox 196. Chicago.
STONE PAVERS— Wanted, ten stone pavers
on Selby ay. hill; wages, $2.50 per day.
Apply to foreman at works.
TEACHERS WANTED-1,000 teachers needed
now to contract for next term. Cuban war
causes many vacancies. Union Teachers'
Agency. Pittsburg. Pa.
WANTED— Laborers and quarrymen. Call at
Little Sisters ot the Poor, Elm st.
100 MEN AND BOYS wanted to sell souvenir
picture new state capitol of Minnesota. Big
protlts, quick seller. Call Wednesday morn
ing at 9 o'clock at 73 West Seventh st.
CLOAK FlTTEß— Wanted, a first-class cloak
fitter to take charge of alteration depart
ment; none but competent fitter need ap
ply. Mannhelmer Bros.
COOK— Wanted, a good cook; high wages. Ap
ply Mrs. H. E. Thompson, 383 Woodward ay.
DINING ROOM GIRLS— Ten experienced
dining room gir.s at $1 per day, wanted at
Windsor Hotel today.
HOUSEWORK— A girl, with reference*, for
general housework. Apply at 495 Summit ay.
KITOHEN~GIRL^-Wanted~a~ kitchen girl."
Call 454 Jackson st.
LADIES to embroider pillow covers; work
, sent to your home; good pay; send reply
envelope for particulars and sample. Man
hattan Embroidery Co., 128 Water st.. New
WANTED — Women fur sewing machine
operators and fur coat finishers. Apply at
Lanpher, Finch & Skinner's.
Advertisements under thia classification
inserted free to the unemployed of St. I' a it.
and Minneap'Ais.
BRIGHT BOY sixteen years of age wishes
position where he can make himself gen
erally useful and learn a trade. Add; ess
E. V., 434 Edmund st.
CANDY MAKER wants work at his trade, or
any other work. R. Lufsky. 376 North Ex
change st.
EMPLOYMENT— A good, honest boy of 16
would like work of some kind; offlce work
preferred; can furnish best of references.
Address E. J. M.. 464 Superior St., city.
HARVEST HANDS— Situations wanted by two
experienced harvest hands. Call or address
James Drummond, 186 East Seventh st., up
stairs, room 3.
SALESMAN— Situation wanted by traveling
salesman and experienced collector. V 20,
TRAVELING SALESMAN— Situation wanted
by middle-aged traveling and city sales
man; familiar with territory adjacent to
St. Paul. Q 47, Globe.
WANTED — A position in bicycle shop by a
young man of 19 years of age; has had
some experience at the trade. Address S
20, Globe.
WANTED— Painting, kalsominlng and car
penter work to do by competent workman;
will take lady's or gent's bicycle ln ex
change for work. Address G. S., Globe.
Advertisements under this classification
inserted free to the unemployed of St. Paul
and Minneapolis.
DRESSMAKING— Wanted, by a first-class
dressmaker, with best of city references,
family sewing, at $1 a day. Call or address
Dressmaker. 356 Jenks st.. city.
DRESSMAKER— An experienced dressmaker
wants sowing by the day, ln families. Cail
_or address 227_ Carroll st.
DRESSMAKER— Competent dressmaker de"
sires work in families; perfect fit guaran
teed; the best of references given. Address
309 Rordo st.
DRESSMAKING— Wanted, to do by Scandi
navian lady, plain sewing and dressmaking;
perfect fit guaranteed, at very reasomfgie
prices. Mrs. C. L. Johnson, 288 Grove st.
rRESSu'iAKKR— Wanted— A first-class die^s
nemker would like to get seme sewing lo
do at home. 531 Fuller st., between Kent
and Mackubin.
DRESSMAKER— Competent dres maker woutd
like sewing in families; understands gen
eral sewing; references if desired. 374 North
_Exchange st.
EMPLOYMENT— Wanted, employment by
I willing young woman at office work or cor
respondent or clerk ln store; speak, read
and write French, German and English;
good penman: accurate at figures. Address
Z 21, Globe.
NURSE — Experienced nurse wants any k nd
of nursing; best of references. 460 Jackson
_St. ____
WASHING and ironing done at 288 Grove st
at very reasonable prices; work called for
and delivered promptly. Mrs. C. C. Hamil
ton. Shirt waists a specialty.
YOUNG LADY wishes position in doctor^
offlco or clerking; understands No. 5 Rem
ington; one year's experience in a lawyer's
offlce. Address X 10. Globe.
Employment Register.
Office, 141 East Ninth Street Telephone ISJ.
We wish to secure work for:
BOYS— Two good boys needing work as offlcs
or errtnd boys.
ficient, reliable man will take auy suitable
work; moderate sa'.ary.
REPAIRING of Trunks nnd Valises wanted
by a man who understands the work thor
NURSES— We have efficient women who womld
like to get nursing to do.
WOMEN for washing. Ironing, house-clean
ing, etc., can be obtained from this offloo;
also men to da odd Jobs, such as detain*
up yards, removing ashes, beating carpets,
A $50 BICYCLE FOR 30 CENTS. Come and
see tho high grade wheel we are selling for
30 cents. This is positively no fake. Araer
: lean Phonograph Co., 16 West Fourth st.
CENTS and a little hustling. Others get
ting them, why not you? See us and you
will be satisfied. Open 9 a. m. to 9 p. m.
212 New York Life. St Paul.
LOCK WOOD'S Good Luck Salve; beet thing
for sore leet; all druggists; established 11
.flGJrfe-v Switches, Waves. Wangs and
m&__s___m Gentle-men's Hair Chains, all
_mß__V_f nrndu in the latc-at, styles, whole
-IHP?<V sale and retail. Shampooing, 25
▼▼ 'Jf ets. Hair Dressing and Scalp
■••V JL Treatment. Offlce and Petrl'j
-X^T'Halr Store. 476 Wabasha St..
•*■"* valentine Block, cor. Ninth St.
Mall orders filled. St. Paul. Minn.
A LARGE SUPPLY of farm mares, heavy
drafters and flne drivers is constantly k- pt
in stock; private sales dally; part time
given if desired. Barrett & Zimmerman's
Stables, Minnesota Transfer. St. Paul, Minn.
A TEAM of carriage horses; weight about
1,300 each, for sale cheap, or exchange for
wood or coal. Call or address 511 Cham
ber of Commerce Bldg.
DItIVING HORSE, suitable for trap— about
1,100 pounds. Address H. H. Walpole, wj
Pleasant ay.
MULES. MULES-60 head of mules of best
quality Just arrived and will be sold cheap.
Barrett & Zimmerman, Minnesota Transfer.
bt. Paul.
T^ m F }; NBST ,ot of beavTdraft drivers and
farm mares we have had In years, at South
St. Paul, at G. W. Wentworth & Co.',
01^^-^'"' hea * of broke
Western horses qn the market; must be
££L?-82?*L. Ba "ett & Zimmerman, Min
mmotm Tranter. _V ftenl, Mten.
"wVth^^ B "'^' unfu ™l'hed 10-room hous 9
W J«* li',K modern conveniences; must be
MM. Globe. " VenU9 eIeCtHC Une - Addr «»
FI A T- "" W 2; n ' te(, • an 8 or 10-room unfuVn'shed
flat on St Anthony hill, with ba*h steam
n^l S^K gaß: must be d^lrahly situated
9 Glote aVeDUe electrlc Iin * Address J
R ?2? IS r W !. Il l ed ' three rooms furnished com
plete for light house keepirg; must b? r.a
soiiable and centrally located. X 11, 01.V.c.
B N«S? wl^? 8 ' Terms reasonable. 343
THE TRAFALGAR-Very pleasant and onn"
2Sf -£2^24^ \ r * c l ™ «d d .h~S;
Thfrd s^ xcenent teWe toard. 306 Wtst
F fu ß rS« H^r St r k K 0f ? ew aaa second-hand
furniture, etc.. to be closed out by Aue Ist
at less than cost to make room for lmmeasl
line of stoves and ranges. New VcSds pt
changed for second-hand. Ca7doz?'s aa
East Seventh; telephone 1217-3 '
*T^ U >, YS , s^ ir^^^nlr7~^'oal~i^h
$10. ween, *« an d jj aO . nj ollt j, j- {o
jotween Cedar and £„^.f '™* &
/V(7W/?FS fo<? /?f,vr.
_hcuße L one_£^ae_bgst homes In the clt??
B tSS S HOP-For rent, barber shop gool
location. Inquire sgO_groa<lw T
enth st; baths^alljdnds; expert m"aa»l«„
DR. STELLA FREMONT, select" rnls-*a^T
Room 4
M^',- DR * STEIN ~ ****• Pleetrc-magne*;o
st? «it ce U 2OO. DerV ° U,!neSS - 2V E4ist 8 *' Ml *
lors; elite patronage solicited. 219 Jackgm.
J ™S .f 1Ma * c a " d b * lb Parlors. 28
_aaa Tnu— t-at, up stairs.
MIBB ROBERTS' massage parl l >nT~o - __rt
Seventh st.^Flat 9.
fails; send 4 cents for Woman's Safe Guard.
WUeo_ Med. Co., Dept 14€, Philadelphia;
TO EXCHANGE— New goods exchanged for
second-hand. Cardozo Furniture and Ex
change Company. 232 East Seventh it
MRS. ALICE AUSTIN-Clalrvoyant and card
readier; ladies. 25 and 50 cents. 454 Cedar
St., near Ninth.
bought. L. P. Van Norman, Guar. Bldg.,
N. Y.
Iv the matter of the estate of Edwin J. Dixon.
deceased — No.ice of Sale.
In pursuance cf an order and decree of the
Surrogate's Court, of Cayuga County, ln th«
State of New York, ln the above entitled pro
ceedings, duly Rra-ited, made ar.d entered on
the 22nd day of April. IS9S. the undersigned
the Executors of the last Will and Testament
of Edwin J. Dixon, deceased, will sell _ t
public auction, to the highest biiidcr, on tha
16th day of July, 1898. at ten o'clock A M
at the front door of the C;urt Houss, in tb'sj
City of St. Paul, Minnesota, the fo'lowln*
described real estate, viz.:
All that certain Tract. Piece or Parcel of
Land situate ln Ramsey County, In the State
of Minnesota, commonly known and distin
guished as Blocks Nos. 14 and 15 of Nelson
Stevens and King's addition to West St. Pail"
according to the plat thereof on file and of
record In the office of the Register of Deeds
In and for said Ramsey County.
Dated Juiy lst, IS9S.
Executors, fits.
Teller Ik Hunt,
Attorneys i'or Executors.
Auburn. N. Y.
The above ?.tle Is hereby postponed to Sat
urday. July 30, IS9S, at the same place and
Dated July 16. 1898.
Executors, Eto.
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