Viewing "Ramsey County Lawyers" (1891).
In May and June 1891, the St. Paul Daily Globe published a series of articles about the Ramsey County bar. The writer divided the bar into four tiers or generations of lawyers, from the founders, called "nestors," to younger, more recent members, dubbed "legal lightweights." Unlike the flattering self-portraits of book subscribers, the Globe's sketches of individual lawyers are anecdotal, impressionistic and even gossipy (Henry Horn, a member of the founding generation, might earn $20,000 a year while W. P. Warner, a "second division" lawyer who had the habit of "toying with several $20 gold pieces" during a trial, may net $10,000-$15,000). Forty-nine lawyers are profiled in the four articles.