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FRYB &, CO.'S
30 Per Cent
Prof. A. G. Bell, of Washington, has pre
sented a paper to the National Academy of
Sciences, entitled, "Upon a formation of a
Deaf Variety of the Human Race." He as
serts that more than eighty per cent, of the
deaf mutes who marry, marry deaf mutes;
and that the proportion of deaf offspring re
sulting from such marriages was many
times greater than that among bearing per
sons. Tlie experience of breeders in pro
ducing by selection permanent varieties of
domes-tie animals, should warn us that the
constant selection of the deaf by the deaf in
marriage points to a deaf variety of the hu
man race after a few generations. It is the
part of wisdom to look into the future, and
consider whether sueh a result is desirable or
Now why wouldn't a deaf variety
of humans be a beneficent change iu con
sideration of the immense amount of mis
chief thereby averted. A vast share of the
misery of the world has resulted from the
abuse of the hearing faculty.
The varied evils of "hearsay" might be
grouped under descriptive heads from the
chronicles of small beer up to the most pre
The latter medium is one of the most per
nicons oftentimes, because 'tis insidious and
specious, and "instructive." Reputations
historically fastened in the regard and ad
miration of the people topple in the revela
tions of lecturers. For instance a learned
professor has been lecturing in the High
School ban in New Haven, and from him
his hearers learned that John Hancock, one
>f the signers of the Declaration of Indepen
dence, was once under indictment for
smuggling §400,000 worth of liquor into the
This is bad enough. No one acquainted
with the fact will ever again see that bold sig
nature in any fuc simile of the immortal docu
ment without recurring to the earnest and
gaiBard John as a patriot who loved his coun
try, but was careless of its revenues even to
the extent of an indictment, But this lec
turer goes farther, and the signer's reputa
tion fares worse when suspicious imaginings
rather than accusation are suggested bv the
mention of a biographer who was retained to
gather material for a history of Hancock's
life. When 'twas all collected, and submit
ted to the family, they gave the writer $1,000
to relinquish the matter without any more
work. He took the money, and the book was
suppressed pro tern, at any rate.
D. W. Voorhees got up a lecture
on Jefferson, and he and George
F. Hoar quarreled about the
subject at a dinner party, and gave each
other the lie to the sensation of all present.
Hoar with characteristic venom proclaimed
the existence of some Jefferson letters in
Worcester, which if published would tarnish
the shining object of Voorhees' inflated "elo
quence." On his way to take the French
Mission, says Hoar, Jefferson was entrusted
to take charge of a young woman, and his at
tention to her warmed even to temptation
which she rejected with disgust. The young
lady talked of it in England, and thereupon
Jefferson wrote to her friends in this country
to silence her, and "I have seen the letters
on the subject in Worcester," says the un
sparing and rancorous Hoar. Aprons an
eminently fair minded writer savs
of Jefferson's letter-writing:
"His most striking faculty was that of writ
ing poisonous letters. He excelled in insin
uation, and could destroy a man's character
iu written words on a sheet of paper with
such consummate subtlety that the defend
ant . UfArit I'-iti. the sheet before him could
find HO specific sentence on which to ground
a charge of plain falsehood. He could use
individuals with great skill, rewarding them
always, but acknowledging or denying his
connection with them as he saw fit."
Fame is a precarious possession when left
to the mercy of speech and hearing, but .with
30 Per Cent. Discount Sale Continued!
THOUSANDS WILL REJOICE TO HEAR IT!
Owing to the fact that we have been unable to secure sufficient help to wait on the many customers that
crowded upon us in the last few days, and the dissatisfaction it caused to the many who could
not get waited upon in a satisfactory manner, we have concluded to '
CONTINUE THE SALE FOR A SHORT TIME LONGER!
But positively must close the sale as soon as the high water in the East will permit of the shipment of the bulk of our New Goods, which is
liable to be or not to be any day. We are happy to say that the exhausted supply of our handsome and warranted
Black SiI k, regular price $1.75, less M per (M Discount, $1.22!.
Has been replenished, and those who called for it on Friday and Saturday can get them now. The supply is limited to 12 pieces. So call early.
Di lit TUESDAY, le fill male a SpMj of Lies', Misses' ii Clrei's HOSIERY, from lit lip
to the finest grades of LISLE and SILK HOSE. Buy your Summer supply now, at 30 per cent, discount, less than you can buy them for later.
Our Black and Colored $1.00 CASHMERES, less 30 per cent., will cost you only 70 cents.
Our 75c Black and Colored CASHMERE, less 30 per cent, will cost you only 52 l-2c.
Our 8-4, 9-4 and 10-4 SHEETING, less 30 per cent,, will cost you less than the manufacturers.
150 Dozen TOWELS, worth $4.00, less 30 per cent., will cost you $2.80 per dozen.
A large lot of Ladies' Muslin UNDEKWEAK, at less than Manufacturers' prices.
ggp REMEMBER! This is the only chance in the city to buy strictly fine Dry Goods at a big discount.
[131 East Third Street, - - - - Between Jackson and Robert.
this possible race of deaf mutes Prof. Bell
describes, it would be more than a century
plant—it would be an eternity plant. It
might be questioned whether it could grow
to flourishing proportions in such
conditions, but it would surely be safer than
it is now.
Look at Garfield. Was there ever such a
collapse from veritable apotheosis to ques
tionable humanity of common quality.
All that saves him from oblivion is that he
was solid in domestic loyalty—auchored in
home duty and affection which made him a
lustrous exception in times when such qual
ities are old fashioned and unexpected. And
yet capable of fixing him in the admiration
of the people for the homespun and filial vir
tues which in him became almost ideal and
heroic, —emphasized by his position,—and—
When letters and records are made
public, when fame is put to its
most trying test, there is one American
whose name will shine the brighter for the
ordeal—and that is Horace Greeley, the most
magnanimous, influential and great of the
In the Memoir of Thurlow Weed, by his
grandson, just published, there is a puny at
tempt to belittle Greeley, in writing of the
political differences and separation of
Seward, Weed aud Greeley, but with his own
letters in evidence, there can be no damag
ing misrepresentation of the grand jour
Consider these words of his to the
foxy old time-server and go-between Weed.
"I have given, I have ever been ready to
give you any service within my power; but
my understanding, my judgment, my con
sciousness of conviction of duty and public
good, these I can surrender to no man.
* * * However deep my obli
gations, I cannot pay in these.
Better that I should feel the weight of chains
about my neck, than I should write and act
with my eye to any man's pleasure, rather
than to the highest good."
The letter is dated September, 1842, and
and* as it might have ended thirty years
"I am weary enough of my excited life.
I long for rest and a kindlier atmosphere,
but while I remain where I am, I cannot af
ford to despise myself. Besides I owe what
little chance I may have for usefulness to
the impression that I do no man's bidding,
but speak out my own honest thoughts."
This is the man who was "done to death"
by the Nasts and Weeds at the last. Let us
encourage the deaf-mute variety of the hu
man race—for a change.
A "Wonderful Discovery.
The remedy being offered the public, tinder the
name of "St. Paul Chemical Oil," is no new nos
trum compounded to see what can be done in the
healing art, but an entirely new discovery; a pro
duct incident to the chomical manufacture of a
material having a wide range of application,
both useful and ornamental in art and manufac
This new process is a St. Paul discovery,
and has been practically worked for the past
three years. One of its products is the lini
ment now offered, without change of its com
Early inthemanu"actu»e it was noticed by the
workmen who were daily brought in coutact with it
that for cuts, bruises, burns, scalds, wounds, etc.,
Us healing virtues were unequaled. And for the
past eight months it has been gratuitously fur
nished to all who wished to test its merits. The
result has been the invariable testimony of some
of our oldest aud best known citizens to its
value, not only for common accidents, but partic
ularly for the general complaints of rheumatism,
neuralgia, and affections of the joints and mus
cles. So remarkable has been its success as a
cure, especially in rheumatism and neuralgia,
that it has been decided to put it in merchanta
ble form, that it may be kept by druggists and
be within the reach of all.
Cares ot Life.
As we come to them they are received, borne
with and passed over with no more than a thought,
if we are in the enjoyment of health, but if suf
fering with piles or skin diseases of any kind
they magnify a hundred fold. A. R. Wilkes, B.
& E. Zimmerman, and E. Stierle, the druggists,
have Vr. Bosanko's Pile. Remedy, an absolute
cure. Sold at 50 cents.'
THE ST. PAUL SUNDAY GLOBE, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1884.
The Crusaders will hold a special meeting
at their hall this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
Mrs. John M. Oilman will give a party to
morrow evening at her residence, on upper
On Wednesday next the lenten season
commences, when there will be a lull in the
To-morrow evening the Excelsior club will
meet at Leonard Seibert's rooms, on East
Miss Lottie Collins, of Lake City, and Miss
Churchill, of Minneapolis, visited St. Paul
friends last week.
Wm. C. Newberry leaves for Portland to
night, to enter the Rocky mountains by the
wav of the Cascade Pacific slope.
On Tuesday evening next, the Dramatic
club will give one of its customary pleasing
entertainments at the Athenaeum.
A merry leap year party was given at the
home of Miss Zollman of Maria avenue,Tues
day last. Twelve couple attending.
The "German" club gave a very pleasant
hop at College hall, corner of Third and
Wabashaw street, on Friday evening last
The active Turners will give a gymnastic
exhibition and hop at Turner hall on Satur
day evening next. Music by Seibert's
Mrs. Coakley, of Arkwright street, who has
been sertously ill for the past ten days, is
now much improved, with hopes of her full
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Jamar have re
turned from a delightful trip east, and have
the apartments on Broadway at the corner
of Eleventh street.
Wednesday evening last the Society Vega
gave a very pleasant masquerade ball at
Pfeifer's hall, which was characterized by a
very large attendance.
About twenty-five couple of White Bear
people visited Robert Cosgrow and family
last evening and had a good time. It was a
a surprise party, without any disappointment
as to pleasure.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Lytle are now visiting at
San Francisco, having had a delightful trip.
Both are in excellent health ard are enjoying
themselves thoroughly. They will return to
St. Paul in about a month.
The February meeting of the Congrega
tional club is held at the Metropolitan hotel
to-morrow evening. An interesting literary
programme has been prepared and the usual
good social time is anticipated.
The evening Star Social club, which has
had a very successful season thus far, will
close up with a grand ball, atPfeifer's hall to
morrow eveninsr, when those who attend will
have an opportunity of enjoying themselves.
Chas. J. McMillen, of Wilmington, a place
noted the world over for its pretty girls, is
visiting in St. Paul and will remain a few
days. During his stay he will be the guest
of Mr. Frank Fairchfld, of the municipal
The ninth Sunday evening concert by
Seibert's orchestra will take place at Turner
hall this evening. One of the features of
the evening will be toe duet for the violin
and the cello, from Rossini's "Barber de
The Turnverein of St. Paul will give an
exhibition of physical education at Turner
hall on Saturday evening, March 1. under
the management of Mr. Charles Betz, for
merly of Terre Haute, Indiana. The enter
tainment is free to all.
Miss Louise Seibert had a birthday party at
her father's residence on Tenth street on the
15th instant, at which a large number of
friends were present, most of whom brought
flowers and valuable presents. Delightful
music and pleasantconversation filled up the
On Thursday last Mrs. Dr. Hand had a very
pleasant reception at her residence on Fourth
street, from 3 to 6 p. m., which was render-
ed all the more agreeable by the mil sic fur
nished by Seibert's orchestra.
Dr. J. H. Stewart has gone south for a lit
tle rest and recreation.
Prof. Evans, last evening, had a very
pleasant ladies' matinee at Sherman hall.
Miss Anna Palmes passed a few days dur
ing the past week with friends in Minne
To-inorrow evening a masked ball will be
given for the benefit of the Turnverein so
ciety at Turner hall.
Mr. Datid Kenned}*, of the Arm of Ken
nedy & Chittenden, returned on Friday
from several weeks' absence in the south.
The Catholio Knights of America Insur
ance society will have a meeting at 3 p. m.
to-day, at the corner of Third and Robert
The Emmet Light artillery will give its
third anniversary and 106th anniversary of
Robert Emmet, at the armory, on Thursday
Sherman hall was all ablaze with music
and dancing Friday evening last, the oc
casion being the first social reception of the
Knights of Pythias.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nicols have gone
east for an absence of several weeks, during
which time they will visit New York, Wash
ington and other eastern cities.
The masqueraqe ball of the Merchant
hotel employes,*at Market hell, Friday even
ing, was a grand success in point of num
bers, costumes, and general gayety and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McTntyre have gone
to New Orleans, where they wrll remain seve
ral weeks. From New Orleans they will go
to North Carolina, where they will meet the
Hon. H. H. Sibley and N. W. Kittson.
Prof. Beggs gave the fourth of the series of
parties on Friday evening, dancing the usual
programme until 11 o'clock. From 11 to 12
the professor led some very new and pretty
figures of the German, which will be con
The chapel of Woodland park Baptist
church will be dedicated next Sunday, March
2. the Rev. R. R. Riddell, pastor of the First
Baptist church of- St. Paul officiating, assisted
by eminent clergymen of Minneapolis and
The St. Paul Schweizer verein gave a very
pleasant concert and ball last evening at
Turner hall. Owing to the unpleasant even
ing the attendance was not as large as it
otherwise would have been. Everything
passed off pleasantly.
A new and pretty waltz, composed by
Ernst Schuetz, of this city, and published
for orchestra by Kunkel Bros., of St. Louis,
has just been received, and will be played by
Seibert's orchestra for the first time this
evening. The composition is fresh, original
and does credit to the author.
The first social reception of the St. Paul
Knights of Pythias drill corps took place at
Sherman hall last Friday evening. The com
mittee of arrangements were J H. Burns,
Fred E. Wheaton and J. W. Magin; floor
managers, T. H. Harvey, J. H. Burns, John
Hendenreich; reception committee, L. J.
Nelson, E. F. Mason, H. J. Ipps, W. C. Gil
more, A. Frank, D. Mon timer.
Mrs. May Dougherty and Miss May
Dougherty, have arrived in St. Paul, where
they will remain a few days having rooms at
theHnternational hotel. Miss Doughert*
has a veay pleasant and prom
ising voice and sung in the
Chicago Church Choir Opera company
in St. Paul and left this city with that organ
ization, aud has lately been singing with
great acceptance in a church choir in Chi
The railway conductors, St. Paul division
No. 40, gave a ball at Sherman hall on Thurs
day evening, which was regarded as a very
plcasant affair. The reception committee
coniisted of Messrs. J. E. Kinchboom, W. J.
Flyun, A. L. Cox, S. L. Ranvey, J. B. Jor
dan, William Doyle, S. C. Dow and George
Pennock. Tha floor committee consisted of
N. Bouse, F. L. Chase, R. L. Willard, John
Leonard, R. S. Horgan, C. L. Conklin and
J. T. Fredericks.
Oa Thursday evening the Boot and Shoe-
makers assembly No. 2,832. K. of E., was
held at Market Hall. The floor committee
consisted of James Morrow, Henry Blanchelt,
Jeremiah Shay, Otto Hill, Joseph
Payne, Elmer D. Hally, Anthony
Brown, Henry Franke. The reception
committee was made up of the following gen
tlemen: Messrs. Patrick Coleman, Geo. J.
Marshall, John Deneil, Martin Ceska, Max
Greenwood, and Charles St. John.
A select party of invited guests assembled
at the residence of Capt. Quinn, Nelson ave
nue, on Thursday evening last, in honor of
the birthday anniversary of the bewitching
Miss Alice Fonseca. The presents were nu
merous, ornamental and useful. Dancing
and other amusements were indulged in un
til a late hour, when the company retired to
their homes well pleased with the delightful
The young ladies of St. Mary's hall, Fari
bault, were treated to a very pleasant and
unique entertainment in the way of a Ger
man, tendered them by their instructor in
the art of dancing, Prof. Beggs. The profes
sor kindly furnished them with several extra
musicians taken from this city thus making
the enjoyment more complete. The profes
sor is to be congratulated on the Apid pro
gress made by all his pnpils.
To those who participated, no more pleas
ant affair has transpired during the season
than the leap year party given at Mrs. Van
Auken's, of Westminster street, last Thurs
day evening. The event, in reality, was all
that tbe name implies. A charming feature
of the affair being that the young ladies*ealled
at the residences of their escorts with car
riages and conveyed them to the scene of
the party. Altogether it was one of the most
thoroughly enjoyable social affairs of the
The romantic chapter in Christian mis
sions, God's work in the Micronesian islands
will be the theme of Rev. Robert Logan's
talk this evening in Plymouth church. The
marvellous changes wrought in the islands
of the southern Pacific reads like a chapter of
wonders. The new moraine star will be
needed for mission communication amongst
these islands. The ends of the earth meet
when a worker in Micronesia speaks to a
congregation in this metropolis of the north
Mr. G. K. Barnes, formerly general pas
senger and ticket agent of the Northern Pa
cific railroad, after railroading for seventeen
years has now united his fortunes with the
Chicago Cottage Organ company, on the cor
ner of Randolph and Ann streets, Chicago.
This company makes 800 organs per month,
and has shown its appreciation of Mr. Barnes'
ability by electing him vice president of the
company. A host of friends throughout the
northwest send pleasant greetings to Mr.
Barnes and wish him abundant success.
Last Tuesday evening Miss Nettie A. Em
erson, daughter of Albion Emerson, was
united in marriage to Mr. Ellsworth E. Mer
rill, the Reverend C. A. Conant, of the
Pacific Congregational church, performing
the ceremony, at the residence of the
bride's parents, at 605 Mississip
pi street. After the ceremonies,
an excellent supper was served
after which the bride and groom took the
train for southern Minnesota and Iowa. The
presents wefe numerous. Messrs. Farwell,
Osman & Jackson presented two easy chairs
and a hanging lamp, a china tea set from
four young friends, a cottage chair from Mr.
and Mrs. M. L. Merrill. In addition to these
wore several pieces of silverware.
The opera, "Pirates of Penzance," was
repeated by the Choral Union, of Stillwater,
on Thursday evening last, at the Stillwater
Opera house, to a large and well pleased
audience. The opera was very creditably
rendered, with mueh finish and good stage
dressing, not usually nor easily attained by
amateurs. We say from our own experience
as one of the audience at their last perform
ance, that, should the society make up their
minds to come to St. Paul at some future
date to render the opera here, that they will
agreeably surprise some of our musical
To-morrow night the St. Paul Choral so
ciety will have a rehearsal; on which occa
sion Handel's oratorio of "The Mesiah," will
be taken up. It is to be hoped that every
person who can aid in the rendition of this
magnificent and sublime work of art will
make it a point to be present
and aid in bringing put
this great work. At least oue hundred and
fifty voices are required for anything like a
suitable rendition of the choruses, and it is
to be hoped that the singers of the city will
take hold of it and lend their aid at least for
The announcement in yesterday's Globe
of the marriage of Gen. Judson W. Bishop,
of this city, on the 19th. at Xenia, O., to
Miss Mary L. Axtell.' of .that, place, took
many of his old friends hereas well as his
army comrades iu all parts of the northwest,
by surprise. The bride is a ' young lady of
high mental attainments, connected socially
with some of the best families of southern
Ohio, and is in every way worthy of the
gallant soldier and estimable gentleman
whose name she will hereafter bear. The
general will receive the hearty congratula
tions of his hosts of acquaintances, all of
whom are proud to be known as his friends.
On Thursday last, a reception was tender
ed to Rev. Cyrus Brooks, I). D., at the First
M. E. church, by his old friends, on which
occasion there were about 300 people present.
Mr. Brooks preached twenty-six years in
Ohio and came to Minnesota in 1S57. and
preached in the Market street and Jackson
street churches, Red Wing* Minneapolis aud
Winona, and was presiding elder for many
years. This was the fiftieth anniversary of
of his mlninstry. The meeting was called
to order by Rev. E. Miller and Bishop Foos
made a brief speech in which he re
ferred to the duties and
cares of a minister's work. His
remarks were concluded in a highly satisfac
tory manner by his presenting to Mr. Brooks
a silver pla'e upon which was placed £500 in
gold. The reception and present were both
pleasant to the recipient, and after the pre
sentation was concluded a supper was served
by the ladies of the church in the lecture
room. A letter of congratulation was re
ceived from Winona, aud tbe whole affair
was a very pleasant one.
One of the most enjoyable and stylish
sleighing parties that has ever been given in
St. Paul took place on Tuesday evening. It
consisted of twelve couples and Seibert's or
chestra, which started from the city in two
large sleighs, drawn by six horses each. The
destination being Merriam park, where they
had a delightful dance, and after dancing a
few hours the party was invited to the festive
board, where a sumptuous spread was served
by Mr. Woodruff, who did himself proud.
After supper the party was treated with a few
vocal and instrumenta' selections by a couple
of the ladies, after which the party departed
for home, all satisfied that it was an event
never to be forgotten. The following were
the happy ones: Mrs. I. Bondy, of Duluth,
Mrs. G. Morganstern, Misses N. Weis of Du
luth, R. Rittenberg, E. Brown, F. Goodkind,
H. Haas, S. Greve, D. Cardozo, I. Cardozo,
E. Guiterman, 8. Wechsler, S. Smith.
Messrs. Ed Austrain, L. Guiterman, A. Mars,
M. Flarsheim, G. Morgenstern, H. Sternberg,
I. Solomons, H. Abies, D. Engel.
A Great Painting.
Carl Gutherz,.the famous artist, has just
completed a magnificent oil painting repre
senting a scene on a Dakota prairie. The
canvas which is fourteen feet long and five
feet wide, has been forwarded to Paris where
it will be hung in the grand exhibition which
commences in April. The picture represents
a broad expanse of prairie, with a town, ele
vator, windmill, train of cars and burning
straw stacks in the distance. In the fore
ground is seen the natural grasses and flora
of the prairie, and a representation of a plow
ing scene taken from actual life. About
seventy-five horses are portrayed and all are
sludies from actual life, the
artist having spent some time
last summer sketching the splendid
draft horses on the extensive Helendale stock
farm of Mr. James B. Power in Dakota south
of Casselton. The grasses and flowers are
all made from actual studies, of which Mr.
Gutherz has a full portfolio. The picture is
in a broad expanse of light, and the horses
and plowed ground are thoroughly relieved
against the foreground and distance. The
sky in the picture is most remarkable, show
ing the clear, characteristic atmosphere
of Dakota. The best critics, many
of whom were accorded a view of it before it
was sent to do its missionary work in the
Paris saloon, pronounce it a wonderful pro
duction. It is a national subject and should
be placed in the capitol at. Washington, hut
some northwestern capitalist will perhaps
capture it for its artistic and intrinsic merits.
Windsor Hotel Entertainment.
It was a star occasion last evening of the
pleasant musicales which have been held in
the parlors of the Windsor by the lady guests
of that hotel the present winter, a charming
programme having beet improvised by Mrs.
John Somers and her able lady coadjutors.
Miss I.ofgren, of Hudson, one of the mem
bers of the old time Swedish quartette, sang
several line selections to delighted hearers;
Miss Glover, of Hudson, recited several beau
tiful poems, and won fresh fame as an elo
cutionist: Miss Aggie Green, of Stillwater,
received great applause by several select
readings; Prof. Manner and Miss Rogers
sang at their best, while C. K.
Rittenhouse with the flute, and the Messrs.
Shea with the violin and vocalization, added
greatly to the enjoyment of the occasion.
When this enjoyable entertainment came
to an end, the proprietors of the Windsor.
Messrs. Somers & Monfort, executed a neat
little surprise on their guests by escorting
them to the spacious dining room, which '
had been improvised into a dining hall, and
where on theirentrance , Seibert's orchestra
discoursed their sweetest strains for one of
the most pleasant ai d recherche private
dinners of the present winter, which closed
with a very sumptuous and nicely spread col
lation given by mine hosts.
A Unique Organisation*.
The "sawyer's brigade," A White Bear, Is
an unique organization, composed of young
men who are usually occupied in book-keep
ing, counter tending, and like light occupa
tions, and not at all accustomed to hard,
manual labor. They saw and split wood for
amusement and by way of surprise to their
neighbors. If a popular White Bear man
has a load or two of long
wood delivered, and night comes
on before it is housed, the "brigade" Is quite
sure to visit him. More than two Cords
would be too much for their muscle, unless
charity were added to their ordinary incen
tive, for they are not strong in muscle.
Thursday evening last tbe ••brigade''had a
chance that merited its ambition. David
Gibbs had a load of wood on hand. About
7:30 the "brigade" assembled around tin
pile, sang their wood-sawyer's song, and
then with many saw bucks, saws
and axes, attacked the pile. In a short time
they had the wood sawed, split and piled.
ready for use. Meantime Dan and his fam
ily had prepared for their entertainment,
young lady friends of the sawyers wen- as
sembled, and a grand good social time fol
lowed, lasting till there was scant time for
rest before business hours of the next day.
The Visit to Fan Claire.
On Tuesday last a number of members of !
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen of
this city visited Eau Claire to attend the
fourth annual ball of Eau Claire lodge No.
68. Special transportation was furnished by
Mr. A. A. Hobart, superintendent of the
Omaha road, for the conveyance of the party
from St. Paul and return. Geo. H. Aekerly
and wife escorted the party to Eau Claire anil
return and are the recipients of unbounded
praise. The party was composed of the fol
lowing persons: F. W. Dver, Gus Daniel- !
son, M. D. Hayes, C. W. McFarlaud, Steve i
Murphy, M. J. Keating, D. W. La Rock, 8.
J. Hill, P. H. Fitzgerald, Jno. H. Kilbane,
Jno. Mulcare, accompanied bv Mrs. Jno. H.
Kilbane, Mrs. F. W. Dyer. Mrs. M. Thomp
son, Mrs. M. J. Keating, Misses B. Murphy,
Alice Leonard, Mary Walsh, Lid Duffy, Eva
Shoemaker. The party speak in highest
terms of the courteous treatment received at
the hands of their Eau Claire friends aud will
ever hold the occasion in pleasant remem
The following marriage licenses were issued
by the clerk of the court during the week:
Charles Alexander tu Anna Liudof, Gustav
Peterson to Tilda Kling, William Haywsird to
Catharine Smith, Emmet K. Merrill to Jennnette
Emerson, Geo. C. Jeflers to Cora Henderson,
John H. Stinson to Maggie Tracy. Anton Allen- j
berger to Anna Jantl, John DerrogUh to Barbara
"ifunder, Hetnhold Meili to Bridget Don?h««Tty,
S. C. BJfclke to Mary Fredxiekson, Nat Gavin to ,
30 Per Cent
X«!li- Mealy, I). W. tom\f» un.l g—Om P*irr-Tj
John Pmanis mid sii^ie Warner, Victor P. Kami
SOd Minnie LSDg, I.irne-t .tuhke Mint 1.1
Daniel liyrncs I.. KsSfl l.i-i-, Tlhiui.n \'
to Elizabeth 8. Clarke, Frederick !>.' Priudle md
dara Ketchnm, Joseph Makjua sad stary Plat
knt. John Norman. Jr. and Kate Daly,
Obdig anil Anna >. hncidi-r, Ainni Osge ami .Inlia
L Carrier, Louis A. <jiolt-<chall and Jo«ie Albeu
The following is the programme for the
concert to be given to-night at Turner hall by
.Marsch, "(Jrn-s an Hanover,'- P.iulliifr.
Onvertnre, "Dm Wanderer! /,il," Soj>p.-.
Walts, "On the Wings of Song," Sennets,
Scene nnd Aria, sns del Oper Verdi.
Bass Sons?, "Der Wanderer," Schubert.
BerrP. .1. Qtesea,
accompanied by his •on.Adolpb Qleien.
Dil' t lor Violin and Cello, Fantui-f, "Babter ib-
Se villa," Jtossini.
J. Meyer mid A. iloldl.
Ouvertnrc, "Don .limn,' 1 Mo/irf.
Spring Boag, Mendi Issebn.
Galop, "(jruss an'l Lielirlicii," MiChaftUs.
German Society masquerade.
The annual masquerade of the German
i Society takes place at the Atln BOm to-mor
row, Monday evening, February 25th. Tbe
floor for maskers Is only open to those that
have subscribed and procured their tickets iu
advance; >o that all may rely that by this
system, none but respectable citizens will
have access to the assemblage and all may
jtf'-'-l safe ami at home uiijb- under mask.
j Tin- orchestra will be furnished by Beibert
I and the programme of choice music will be
jgin at 8 o'clock prompt The committee on
! amngements consists of experienced hands
and tln-re is every assurance of a pleasant
and gay time for spectators as well aa
A Wife's Terrible struggle.
A special dispatch from St Louis says:
Thomas Kelley, an officer of tbe St. Loots'
I Bsfdge Company, committed suicide at his
i residence, So. 583 Eighteenth street, this. '
I morning. He was quite wealthy and had ;i
! wife and three children. His wife says that
I she awoke at four o'clock this morning and
found him standing by her bedside with an
open razor in bis baud. Sh'- says:
"I jumped up, when he moved towards
| the bureau and stood opposite the mirror. I
! flung my arms around his neck aadelntched
' at his wrists. He was stronger than I, b
'ever, and I saw him draw the blade of hi .
I razor across his throat. I grabbed for tbe
weapon and another straggle followed, in
which my right bund was severely eat. ib
retained the razor aud drew it again Si
his throat. I tried again to tret the razor
from him. His hold grew weaker, and as
his hand relaxed and I gained possession of
it he sank to the floor, the blood pouring
from his throat. I rushed to the window
and gave the alarm. The neighbors opened
j their windows and looked out, but reft
to come to my assistance. It was fully half
I an hour before a doctor was brought, and by
I that time my husband was breathing hi-i
Colored Men's Convention.
Pittsburg, Pa.,Feb. 28.—The Union dab,
colored, of Allegheuy county, have appoint
ed a committee to make a rj-ange uu-uts for it.
convention of the colored men of the nortbt
and the District of Columbia, which will be
hold In this city on April 89, to .ti^uis the
sights and wrongs of the colored people, or the
BlacK-stone, Mass., Feb. 2.'}.— Tliirtj.
boys at the cotton factory struck yesterdav
on account of a reduction of wages ttom
forty-five to thirty-cfglit cents j>*r day. Their
action caused the shntttng down of the whole?
machinery, throwing 500 operatives out of
Decrease in Duties Wanted.
Toronto, Feb. 2'i. —At the meeting of the
Ontario Provincial grange to-day. a reduc
tion of the duty ou agricultural implement-*
to 40 per cent, ad valorem was recuw
A Burlington mother has miraculously
cured her youngest hopeful of staokiug by
the laying on of hand*.