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BELLE AND BOSWORTH.
A Pretty Waiter Girl Wins the
Affections of a Postoffice
And the Twain Elope Together to
A Bride of a Few Weeks Deserted-The
History of the
A vacant chair and a deserted desk in the
St. Paul postoffice, a young man with hypcr
lon locks, large dreamy eyes, and a perfect
daisy of a brown mustache, a bride of only
a few short weeks and a petite damsel with a
first mortgage on the young man's affections
which was foreclosed the other day with a
terrible vengeance—these are the factors of
the latest sensation in St. Paul.
The absence of Chas. H. Bosworth, super
intendent of the mailing department of the
postoffice, from his familiar nook in the big
room where the mail is made up, has been a
subject of comment in a quiet way, since
last Monday. The convivial habits of the
young man, however, led his friends to sus
pect that Sunday had been too much for him,
and the generous view was taken, when he
failed to appear at his post of duty last Mon
day that perhaps he wa3 recuperating. This
theory worked well enough on Monday but
when Tuesday dawned and the young man
had not made his appearance, his
friends began to be alarmed. And
to tell the truth there was
occasion enough on the face of things to
suspect that something had gone wrong, and
by yesterday the conviction had settled into
a positive belief. To the many friends of
the young man, who was esteemed for his
intelligence, usually gentlemanly manners
and social qualities, the news that he has
levanted will be received with fetiings of re
gret and pain.
The intelligence of his mys
terious absence first came to
the ears of a Globe reporter last Tuesday,
but out of consideration for his friends and
with the hope that he would return and ex
plain his absence, nothing was said.
A WOMAN AT THE BOTTOM.
Yesterday it became the fixed belief that he
had skipped out, and the sad feature of the
affair in this instance is that there is a wom
an—and, in fact, two or three women—at the
bottom of it.
The case is almost melodramatic in char
acter and pathos is equally divided with pity,
for at least one of the parties interested. If
the reports are true, a young bride from
whose honeymoon the scent of the orange
flowers has not vanished, is left alone to
meditate on the treachery and deceit of him
who stood up at the marriage shrine and
pledged himself to fondly and forever cherish
the love so lavishly and trustingly given.
From the most reliable accounts Mr. Bos
worth was last seen in the postoffice, about
7:30 o'clock last Saturday night. Since
then no reliable trace has been learned of his
whereabouts. On the same day there disap
peared from the Clarendon hotel Belle Easter
brook, a waitress, with whom it is understood
he bore the most intimate relations.
The sudden departure of both parties from
the city, and the fbsence of anything that
might lead to their whereabouts has con
firmed the suspicion of an elopement.
THE DESERTED BRIDE.
But what of the bride? On the 14th of last
January Mr. Bosworth led to the altar Miss
Letta H. Sparks, a young lady residing at
No. 1655 Walnut street, Chicago, and
who was highly regarded for her many ac
complishments and virtues. It has been said
that this marriage was mercenary on his part,
but of this there is no certain proof. Mr.
Bosworth and his bride returned to St. Paul
directly after the marriage and settled down
at the residence of Mr. J. B. Brown, of No.
56 West Fourth street, then • of
the postoffice department, as boarders.
Last week Mr. Brown left the department,
broke up housekeeping and left for his stock
farm near the town of Morris. This, it is
presumed, gave Bosworth a pretext for send
ing his wife to her parents in Chicago and
she left for that city the latter part of last
This is the way things appeared on the sur
face; it is not suspected that the young
bride was happy In her new relation of wife;
on the contrary, it is thonght tnat she must
have heard of her husband's unholy liason,
ah attachment which he did not seem to have
the power to break off.
THE ANTECEDENTS OF THE OIRI.
Now, then, concerning the girl who has
evidently been at the bottom of the trouble.
Something over two years ago, rumor has it,
Mr. Bosworth, then in the
railway postal service, resided in
Chicago with his first wife. They had four
children and were happy until Belle Easter
brook dawned on his vision. A strange fas
cination came over him fortius woman and
the passion was reciprocated.
The story runs, to be brief, that his first
wife suspected his guilt, several stormy
scenes took place and they separated. Mrs.
Bosworth procured a divorce and the
custody of the children. Then it is said that
he was taken sick, and the girl watched over
him and nursed him until he became better,
even giving up her scanty means to see him
through his sickness. Then he secured the
position in the St. Paul office—a position that
paid him a salary of $1,800 per year. Upon
arriving here he sent for Belle, who
was known by the title of "Baby" at the ho
tel on account of her petite size, and she se
cured a position as dining room girl at the
Clarendon, where he boarded. He sat at her
table, and it is reported that he was jealous
at times of the other boarders. Their
intimate relations were well known to the
guests of the hotel, and they could
be frequently seen at the Opera house or
One day last January he left for Chicago
and it was announced that he was to be mar
ried. The news was received by his
St. Paul girl after the fashion of a thunder
bolt, and it waa easily to be seen he had de
ceived her. She was taken ill and a great
change came over her in appearance. After
a while he returned with his bride, and only
a few nights after their arrival he and the
girl Belle were .seen together, not
only once, but on several occasions.
This excited comment and it was noticed
that she had improved in both looks and spir
its. It is said that about this time Belle told
one of the other girls that they had made it
all up and that she was the one he loved after
all and not the bride whom he married be
cause he had to. Also that she would go
with him in spite of a dozen wives.
This is the way matters stood up to last
Saturday. On the morning of that day
Belle received a letter ostensibly from her
home in Illinois. It related how her mother
had been taken very ill, and called on her
to leave at once for home. It is said that
this letter was read by her room mate, and
that she wept when she received it. At any
rate, she packed up her goods and left that
It is also reported that she left on the 7:45
o'clock train for the east, and that he joined
her a short distance down the road.
Yesterday Assistant jPostmaster O'Brien
and C.ipt. Ed. Bean were engaged in looking
over Bosworth's accounts. It is thought
that there are no discrepancies. The
only money matters over which he had
- were the funds received for newspaper
postage, amounting to $400 or $500 per
week,. This business is conducted on the
check plan, and there is very little room for
:;•,» crooked business even if attempted. The
v.iY. stlgation will be concluded to-day. when
thi resell will be known.
Reports were current last night
that in spite of his liberal salary
I', "wi.rth. who had very luxurious habits,
w«'« heavily iu debt Among other things.
it is '■aid th&t he owed a board bill of $75 at
the French r. itaurant, Fourth and St. Peter
street*, and considering that he' had been
boarding there less than two months, this
maybe deemed as living high.
The first wife of Bosworth was a Miss
Amelia Richards, of Red Wing, in this state,
the place where Bosworth passed hi* boy
AN OFF DAY,
An Old Trunk—A Forty Cent Case—A
"Thou art a pair of 6curvey knaves," re
marked hiz-oner to a couple of Dromios yes
terday morning, "and it boots it not that
thou wer't flushed. A knave is aknave, and
a varlet Is a varlet, and this is as plain as the
nose on a man's face." The vidians, Thos.
Cronin and John Piatt, leered in a sickly
manner, as they heard the convincing logic
of the court, and it was very evident that
they felt there was no going behind the re
turns. They had been used to lodging at
city hall, but last Tuesday they cabbaged an
old trunk, sold the contents and got drunk.
Then they visited Blumenthal's store, No.
141, West Third street, and tried to induce
him to buy the trunk. He refused, when
they endeavored to bulldoze him. Things
were getting warm when they were both run
in. They will wrestle with workhouse wind
pudding for thirty days.
Chas. Drum and Jas. Flynn, a couple of
small boys, were arraigned on the charge of
stealing eight papers valued at forty cents,
the charge being preferred by an employe of
the Pivnter Press. It seems that the papers
were taken from the residences of subscrib
ers, and one of the kids explained that the
papers were not taken by them but by a dog
belonging to one of the boys. The case was
continued until to-day.
John Shearer was up on the charge of dec
orating the bugle of one C. A. Johnson; It
seems that the latter entered the defendant's
saloon while drunk and made too big a play
at the lunch counter; he was ordered to
leave when he became cranky and the pro
prietor attempted to give him the grand
bounce, he resisted and was finally landed in
the street. He objected to the process and
hence the warrant. The hearing will take
place to-day. The case of Rietz Haim, also
charged with assault, went over until to-day.
Flouring Mills and a Polish Relief
Society File Articles.
Articles of incorporation of the Fisher
Roller Mills company, of the town of Fisher,
were filed with the secretary of state yester
day, for the manufacture of flour by the roller
process, and other improved methods, oper
ating elevators and warehouses, and re
ceiving, storing, delivering and handling
grain and its products. The corporation
commences business March 1, 1884, for a
period of thirty years, with a capital stock of
$20,000, with the privilege to increase the
same to $50,000, divided into 400 shares
of $50 each. The highest amount of indebted
ness is placed at $10,000, and the names of
the incorporators are Hugh Thompson, John
Gleason, A. D. Stephens, F. L. Demers, M.
Byrne, L. Freeman, L. C. MeKnigltf, Elias
Steenson, C. P. Mallory, and H. Lankester.
The first board of directors are C P. Mallory,
H. Lankester, M. Byrne and L. Freeman.
Articles of incorporation were also filled
with the secretary of state yesterday of
"Towarzysfo Polskie Rzymskoa Katoliekie
Bratniy Pomocy Sroietgo Wajeiecha," of
St. Paul, with Frank Kanka, John
Mutz, John Blackowiski, Max Rich
ticke, Joseph Rosenthal, Vincent
Kosmatha, John Dutka, Ignatius Clusniakand
Joseph Nowak as incorporators. The purpose
and plan of the society is to support its sick
members, decently bury its dead, and aid the
widows of deceased members. The society
is to be maintained by an initiation fee and
the payment of monthly dues. The first
board of officers are Frank Kanka, president;
John Mutz, vice president; John Blachowski
and Max Rlchticki, secretaries; Joseph
Rosenthal, treasurer; Vincent Kosmathis,
John Datka, Ignatius Chrosniak and Joseph
Real Estate and Building.
Nine transfers of real estate were filed for
record with the register of deeds yesterday,
the aggregate considerations amounting to
$14,045. Following are tue transfers:
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
James Stinson to John C Hermann, lot 39,
block 25, Stinson, Brown & Ramsey's addition,
Andrew Nelson to Andrew Rasmussen, part of
lot 20, block (5, Marshall's addition to West St.
D C Walberg to Chas Liedmann, lot 12 and
part of lot 13, block 1, Sehurmeier's Seventh
street addition, $800.
Chas B Wright to Edgar C Varney, block 1 of
Anna E Ramsey's addition, $9,000.
Chas N Bell to Joseph Hamer, lot 19, block 3,
Watson & Kice's subdivision, $950.
John Kenvin to M Valek, lot 18, block 3, Wat
son & Rice's subdivision, $850.
Frank W. Bryant to William Hendricks, lot 8,
block 5, Rugg's addition, $400.
John M Lynch to Wra T Farwell, lots 10 and
17, block 107, Lyman Dayton's addition, $1,000.
Robert P Lewis to John C Petersen, lot 19,
block 11, Lewis 1 second addition, $400.
The following permits were issued by
Building Inspector Johnson yesterday:
John Wendlick, one and one-half story frame
dwelliu g on Armstrong street between Warsaw
and Bay, $650.
Durit & Turnbnll, one story frame workshop,
on Rice street between Summit and Iglehart,
C. Carlson, one story frame kitchen, St. An
thony between Josette and St. Louis,
Thomas Bowers, three story frame dwelling,
on Seventh street between Oneida and Duke
Thos. W. Joyce, one and one-half story frame
store and dwelling on Mendota between Parmelee
and Douglas, $-'00.
Garfield Post O. A. R.
Garfield Post, No. 8, G. A. R., give an en
tertainment this evening at Druid's hall on
Jackson street, when the following pro
gramme will be presented:
Music Prof. Steins orchestra
Opening address Chairman of committee
Song Hamlin Male Quartette
Recitation Miss Dunn
Music Flute Duet by Comrade Wood and Son
Recitation Miss Agness Greene of Stillwater
Music First Regiment M. N. G. Band
Song Miss Fannie Oakes
Address Rev. R. R. Riddell
Music Zither Solo
Recitation Miss Agness Greene
Music Picolo Solo
Recitation Comrade Dixon
Music Hamlin Male Quartatte
The Leech Lakers.
The embassy of three Leech Lake Indians,
with their interpreter, Wm. Bunga, had an
interview with Gov. Hubbard yesterday after
noon and made the same complaints as
previously uttered to him by the Mille Lacs,
concerning Agent Luce and his obedient
Leech Lake overseer, Hill. Two of the In
dians were clad in skin-fitting-a-la-dude
checkered pants, while Flat Mouth, the head
chief, who is famed for his muscular attain
ments, carried himself as majestically as the
bad man to handle of the Chippewas should.
An Investigation Demanded.
Annapolis, Md., March 5.—The senate
has appointed a committee to inquire into
the charges that Mayor Latrobe had been
guilty of false and fradulent conduct in con
nection with his election to the office of may
or, and the disposition of the patronage of
the office. The morning papers in Baltimore
contain a letter of over two columns, ad
dressed to the Democratic party and the citi
zens of Baltimore, and signed by Gen. Geo.
S.Brown,president of the city Democratic con
vention, and Wm. Keyser, chairman of the
city Democratic executive committee, and
Louis N. Hopkins, member of that commit
tee, charging deception and faleshood against
Mayor Latrobe in connection with his canvass
for the mayoralty.
Harvard and Athletics.
Boston, March 5.—The Harvard faculty
has instructed the standing committee on
athletics to notify the conference of the col
leges in tae inter-collegiate contests, that
this faculty, in common with others, desires
a farther consideration by the conference of
the proposed regulations.
Trot, N. Y., March 5.—Ressler county
has elected fifteen Republican supervisors,
twelve Democrats and two Independents.
oAercoming the Democratic majority in the
board. , r
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 1884.
STITCH! STITCH! STITCH!
A Visit by a Globe Reporter to One of
St Paul's Important Industries.
What Was Seen and Said.
When the melancholy humorist and sad
hearted suffering wit penned his beautiful
and touching "Song of the Shirt" there were
no sewing machines save human ones,
"With fingers weary and worn,
With eyelids heavy and red;"
and without doubt the touching description
of the poor starveling clad in unwomanly
rags, surrounded with wretched poverty and
degrading dirt, with hollow eyes paining
from the strain and effort against sleep, with
brain burning and throbbing, heart-aching
and longing and the frame worn to "a phan
tom of grisly bone" was an o'er true picture
of that which could have been found only in
too many instances in every large city both in
Europe and In this country. Where existed
sumptuous palaces and voluptuous halls there
were also found shattered roof3 and naked
floors, beds of straw and rickety chairs and
crusts of bread and blank, cheerless com
fortless walls, and in the hurly-burly of city
life with its bustle and strife and toiling and
writhing there were those that were clad in
purple and fine linen and those whose rags
only the louder proclaimed their nakedness.
The large hearted poet saw such scenes and
his sympathy yearned to ameliorate their
suffering and what a picture does he give to
the daughters of luxury to gaze upon in the
poor woman who In her rickety storm-shat
tered garret longs
" —but to breathe the breath
Of the cowslip and primrose sweet
With the sky above my head
And the grass beneath my feet;
For only one 9hort hour
To feel as I used to feel,
Before I knew the woes of want,
And the walk that costs a meal.
And the picture is complete when the poor
wretch is made to yearn for time to ease her
heart by weeping, but no! in their briny bed
her tears must stop for every drop hinders
needle and thread. These were the times of
the needle but there came one who probably
did not feel so keenly nor could he express
in smooth flowing verse his pathos but his
practical mind raised such a song as never
ceases for the hum and whirr of the sewing
machine goes on "for ever and for ever,"
and if Tom Hood's great poem slew thou
sands of the troubles of sewing girls, Howe's
has slain tens of thousands and the picture
now is as completely changed as if some
fairy godmother had touched the rickety old
stair and the tottering, wind-searched garret
and turned it into a comparative palace. If
the reader is not convinced let him accom
pany the writer to one of our handsomest
business blocks—a palatial structure, hand
somer and more convenient than many a
royal residence—step into the cozy little
parlor-like recess and be conveyed to the top
of the building. How poor Hood, whose
weary feet were wont to carry hirn day after
day up the winding toilsome staircase In
Fleet street, would stare with astonishment
could he see a passenger elevator. We
emerge into a large room, one hundred and
thirty feet long, and one hundred feet wide
a pitch of fifteen feet, lighted by forty win
dows, reaching almost from floor to ceiling,
with electric lamps pending from the ceiling.
The very moment you enter the room, and
even before, your ears are assailed by a noise
that for a moment is almost overwhelming
but in a second or two you are used to it and
it is not at all unpleasant and does not in
terfere with ordinary conversation. The
sound reminds one strongly of the sobbing
and sighing of ocean waves on a pebbly
shore and it ebbs and flows now loud now
soft, swelling and dying murmuring and
roaring, now giving out
And cries of tortured ghosts.
Look around for you are in a busy hive of
industry where the past and the present unite.
On the one side are some score of merry maid
ens plying the deft needle with dexterous
fingers; on the other side the sewing machine
has supplanted the needle. Two long tables
run the entire length of the building and on
either side of them sit some 230 girls; they
are all girls whatever their age. Pass down
between the two tables; now mark well—they
are too busy to resent your stare—did you
ever see such a row of healthy rosy and hap
py looking faces? See how easily they guide
the fabric beneath the lightning needle; Now
candidly, does it look very laborious work?
Well let us see what the girls themselves
have to say about it. Here is Miss. C: Will
you please tell us how long you have worked
here, how you like it, how much you earn
what it costs for board? "You ask so many
questions, sir, you almost take my breath
away. I came from Iowa here two years
ago and went to work immediately. I prefer
working in a shop like this to working in a
small room, it is healthier and besides it is
easier as there is no strain upon the body
working the machine and we can earn more
money too for steam drives the machine
faster than the foot can. What do we earn?
Well I earn seven dollars a week. I pay
three and a half for board and laundry and
other things make up about four dollars
leaving me three to spend as how I may.
No sir I am not married but (with a pretty
little blush) I hope to be some day.
Do all the girls earn as much as you do?
Oh no! Some don't earn more than half
and then others earn more. Here is one
who docs better than I can. Lizzie (turning
to a tall healthy, well dressed dark eyed
young lady about 22 years of age) here is a
gentleman asking how we manage to live
and what we earn and all sorts of queer
questions" He is not the man who put that
stuff in the papers about starving girls who
work three months to earn a pair of shoes, is
he? If so tell him we manage to get three
meals a day and we can buy clothes too.
What do I earn?
Sometimes seven and sometimes eight
dollars a week. I pay three for board. I
worked in Boston before coming here.
There are nice shops in Boston but then they
say Minnesota is more healthy. How many
hours do I work, why from S o'clock till 12,
and from one till six—nine hours and I
don't get over tired either. Oh you would
like to speak with one who does not earn so
much, well here is one who has not been
here long. Tell the gentleman Annie if you
The person addressed was a shy looking
little miss with blonde hair blue eyes and
pink and white cheeks, sound and plump
and about fifteen years of age. She had only
been at the business a few weeks, and earned
from two and a half to three dollars a week.
Of course she did not have to pay board, she
lived with her parents, and she did not help
support them. She wanted the money for
herself and she thought, quiet and demure
as she locked, that no girl of spirit having
health would take money from her parents
when she could work and earn what pocket
money she wanted.
But among those long lines of happy look
ing faces, clean, neat, well clad and well
nurtured bury bodies it will be "loves labor
lost" to hunt for the counter part of Hood's
poverty stricken, hunger, ground and dirt
begrimed wretch so let us off to another
scene. This time the room is more than two
hundred and ninety feet long lofty and airy
like the other and like the other two benches of
machines run the length of the building.
The girls have just left work and when it is
announced by the foreman that the man of
news Paul Pry fashion wants to know some
thing about their private affairs
"Fast they come : fast they come I
See how they gather:"
and what a din and clatter their supple
tongues and rippling voices raise. "If he
thinks we get nothing to eat he should come
and dine with us once," said one. "I and
my daughter" said another who was a widow,
manage to earn enough to pay our rent, buy
fuel and get three good meals* a day" "Yes
and meat too" chimed in another. "If
there are any poor sewing girls who can't
get enough to eat we want to know it "said
another "so we can help them." After the
tumult had somewhat subsided a young lady
about 25 years of age in reply to questions
said: "I have worked here for 8 years. In
the summer I earn from $12 to $15 per week
and in the winter from $9 to 810 and I don't
kill myself at work. I have no board to pay
as I live with my parents. Machine work
ing is easier and pleasanter than hand sew
ing especially working by steam. I don't
know of any girl working in our shop who
wants for food. She would not want long if
we knew it for there Is not a girl among us
who would not help her."
Another, Miss B. was then plied with ques
tions to which she responded;
' 'I have worked here four years; I earn from
six to seven dollars and could earn much
more if I did not take it easy. I don't work
all the week. A girl can learn in a week or
two so as to earn as much as I do." Miss
Maggie said she pays three dollars and a half
for board and she and her sister manage to
keep themselves comfortably clothed. Miss
Annie was from Carver: She has been heri
a year and pays three dollars for board and
can keep herself in clothing without help
The writer suggested that the girls form
themselves into clubs and live together say
some twenty or thirty in the same house and
some of their number, taking it in turns at
tend to the domestic arrangements. ''Oh
that would be splendid," exclaimed several
voices but there was one still small voice
whispered an ominous sentence which
seemed to freeze the idea Into a dead corpse
"my what jealously there would be!" The
investigations of the writer led to the follow
ing conclusions. There are four large shops
where sewing girls are employed. In some
they earn from five dollars a week to fifteen;
in others from two and a half to seven; that
those earning the smaller wages live with
their parents; that the girls are well clothed
and as healthy and cheerful and as respecta
ble as any employes in this or any other
city and evidently all as well fed. The
question of boarding houses was mentioned
to the head of one firm and he replied that
there had been once a boarding house started
for those who had no parents in the city
but it failed because the charges were too
high and the management was poor.
The head of another firm states that it
was their intention to start a house on pur
pose for their employes and place competent
people in charge to manage it charging the
girls only the exact cost of the institution
which he thought would not be more than two
or two and a half dollars, per week. Such an
institution would no doubt be a boom to the
girls if it was well managed. In conclusion
it should be stated that going through the
different shops it was a matter of great sur
prise and much pleasure to see so many neat
well dressed cheerful looking and handsome
women representing well nigh every nation
Nepotism in Public Office,
To the Editor of the Globe:
So much is written about the nepotism of
public officers, latterly inspired by the possi
ble fact that senators may have appointed
relatiives to clerkships &c, that it has dis
gusted even a healthy stomach such as mine
is to nausea.
The reason and the propriety of such ac
tion is so well stated in "endymion" that I
commend to such critics the following ex
tract from that memorable work.
"The relations between a minister and his sec
retary are, or at least should be, among the fin
est that can subsist between two individuals.
Except the married state, there is none in which
so great a degree of confidence is moulded, in
which more forbearance ought to be exercised,
or more sympathy ought to exist. There is
usually in the relation an identity of interest, and
that of the highest kind; aud the perpetual diffi
culties, the alternations of triumph and defeat
develop devotion. A youthful secretary will
naturally feel some degree of enthusiasm for his
chief, and a wise minister will never stint his re
gard for one in whose intelligence and honor he
finds he can place confidence.".
This "stop thief cry" comes invariably
from both parties and men who either have
or would have their arms iti the treasury "up
to the pits."
If it were not proper for public officers to
confer places of trust upon those in
whom they may confide with the most as
sured safety. The niggardliness of this gov
ernment to its high officers makes such pref
erences an absolute necessity. For example
the salary of a senator is $6,000 per annum,
which is no more than equivalent to house
rent in Washington.
No member of either house of congress
has been known to have "made a living" out
of his "pay" with the possible exception of
one celebrated "sausage lawyer." (I do not
refer to "Philetns" of Wisconsin.)
The consequence of this sham economy is
that the United States seuate is filled with
moneyerats and a true statesman with mod
crate pecuniary acquisitions cannot afford to
to be senator. Time has been within my
memory when it was a proud aud pleasing
vision to look from the galleries upon the
To-day the body would not be decimated
if we assorted from the "crowd" the men
with whom a self respecting citizen would
consent to associate on even terms.
We have seen in this U. S. judicial district
two eminent officials whose descent from the
bench to the bar has been compelled by the
absolute duress of poverty and overwork.
In the same vein of false and shamming
nonsense is this twaddle about so-called
"civil service reform" which is daily mouth
ed and scribbled at the groundlings. The
political party which is responsible for the
pure and faithful administration of public
affairs should have the power both of ap
pointment and displacement. The only re
medy for evils of this character is heroic.
"Turn the rascals out," and post the books.
That the caustic will be applied soon is the
sanguine belief and pious prayer of yours
J. B. Bkisbin.
[Before Judge Wilkin.]
T. Ayd vs. the city of St. Paul; verdict of
$600 for the plaintiff.
Mary Ackerman vs. the city of St. Paul;
jury retired at 4:30 p. m.
E. L. Doyle vs. D. W. Ingersoll, on trial.
Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-day.
[Before Judge Brill.]
C. M. W Tilder vs. L. P. Manderville;
Merriam, Barrows & Co. vs. John Hinkel;
set for trial March 26.
Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-day.
decisions and orders filed.
[By Brill, J.]
Rosa Kitzmann vs. John Kitzmann; de
cree of divorce granted.
National German American bank vs. W.
D. Rogers; judgment of $523.28 entered for
plaintiff by default.
Bradley &, Metcalf vs. H. Houlton; judg
ment of $685,77 for plaintiff by default.
B. F. Eddy vs. B. C. Matesiu; judgment
of $400.19 for plaintiff by default.
[Before Judge McGrorty. |
Estate of Philip Swartwout, deceased; ac
count and petition of administration filed;
hearing March 27, at 10 a. m.
Estate of Samuel A. McFarland, deceased;
same as above.
Estate of H. L. Hinkley, deceased; peti
tion for administration filed; hearing March
31, at 10 a. m.
Estate of Henry Shuler, deceased; citation
issued to compel administratrix to file ac
count; returnable March 7, at 2 p. m.
Estate of Robert H. Jones, deceased;
petition for decree filed; hearing March 21,
at 2 p. m.
I Before Judtje Burr.i
Thomas Cronin and John Piatt, drunk
and disorderly; committed for thirty days.
James Flynn and Charles Dunn, larceny;
continued until to-day.
J. Shearer, assault; continued until the
Reitz Haim; same.
THE CONQUERING HERO!
United Newspaperdom's Enthusiastic
Rejoicing Upon Land and Sea Over a Banner
Upon Whose Folds are Inscribed Tri
umph and Victory.
Although the Dismal Swamp Daily Dvrrick
hoists the name of the Honorable Timothy
Mulcahy for president of the United States,
and proclaims him a "bigger man than Gen
eral Grant," the honorable Tim becomes no
more of a hero in the eyes of the world at
large than does Miss Arabella Stuyvesant,
whose voice the Winchester Weekly Wind
MM compares to the sounds of an Eolian
harp, touched by the breath of angels.
The editor of the Kalamazoo Semi-Momlkly
Step-Ladder may nominate the "Sweet
Singer of Michigan" for director-general of
the North American Musical Menagerie, and
while such nomination meets with the hearty
endorsement of John Smith, of the Oshkosh
Oracle, and Peter Jones, of the Pikesville
Pop Gun, the aforesaid "Sweet Singer" will
continue to warble in charming obscurity.
Heroes are not made in that way. World
wide*reputations and popular successes are
not acquired in thi3 wise. The simple en
dorsement of a few obscure local sources, of
ten prompted by provincial pride or other
selfish motives, are not sufficient to achieve
this. Common sense suggests that such en
comiums are by no means evidences of char
acter, fitness or worth. The prominent tri
umphs of a party movement, the success of a
political candidate or of a vast mercantile
enterprise, depend on universal endorsement
and united support. Such universal endorse
ment and permanent success must rest upon
the solid foundation of irreproachable char
acter and true lasting merit. Upon this
principle the following press comments
are presented to the public. These united
and enthusiastic testimonials, coming as
they do from representative journals of all
sections, and agreeing with the publicly ex
pressed sentiments of eminent men in even
walk of life all over the whole world, tell
their own tale. They mav be confidently ac
cepted as the true voice of the people regard
ing St. Jacobs Oil, the conquering hero, the
wonderful banisher of pain, the marvelous
messenger of healing.
The editorial expressions here expressed
are but specimens of the thousands of simi
lar character which have been accorded to
the Great German Remedy, and it remains
a stubborn fact that no proprietary medicine
on earth has ever received so unanimous and
empbatia a virdict in favor of its efficacy
fChicago, 111. "Tribune."]
"The inference is irresistible that St.
Jacobs Oil is the most remarkable remedy
for such diseases as have been mentioned,
that has yet been discovered, and there is
nothing unmcrcantile or unprofessional in
advertising the article. This ought to com
mend it to the confidence of all citizens."
[Sidney, N. S. W., "Australian News."]
"Never in the history of Australia has a
medical discovery been accepted by the pub
lic with such general approbation as St.
[Cincinnati, O., "Commercial Gazette."]
"St. Jacobs Oil has intrinsic worth and it is
mainly to this fact that the success of the
article and fame and fortune of its proprie
tors is due."
[Lowell. Mass.. "Citizen."]
"Some of the most distinguished people of
the country testify toit3 efficacy; and the citi
zens of Lowell know its great virtueB."
[Gonverneur, N. T., "Herald."]
"It is unusual that we depart from our
regular course, by noticing editorially the
virtues or defects of any proprietory medi
cine. But as we profess to be friends to our
subscribers, it is with pleasure that we rec
ommend, as a radical cure for all rheumatic
affections, St. Jacobs Oil. It has been ex
tensively used by a large number of people
in our section, who duly testify to its truly
[Philadelphia, Pa., Times.]
"A valuable remedy."
[Salt Lake, Utah, Tribune.]
"The remarkable popularity and the abso
lute faith in St. Jacob's Oil have been ac
quired in a very short time, by the absolute
truth of the claims advanced in favor of the
[Brooklyn, N. Y., Eagle.]
"The cure, by St. Jacob's Oil, of cases of
Rheumatism have come to our notice through
[Milwaukee, Wis., "Sentinel."]
"St. Jacobs Oil, the wonderfull remedy for
Rheumatism, has been used by a large num
ber of people in this city, and with effect
[Nebraska City, Neb., "Press."]
"St. Jacobs Oil strikes heavy blows for
good all around, by its power over Rheuma
[Kingston, Tenn., "East Tennesseean.'"]
"St. Jacobs Oil beats chain lightning on
Rheumatism, stiff joints, sprains, etc."
[New York City "Morning Journal."]
"Mrs. F. G. Kellogg, 50 East Eighty-sixth
street, of this city, lay for seven days in con
vulsions, and in a paralyzed condition.
Seven different doctors tried to cure or help
her, and failed; also all remedies endorsed
by the leading pharmacists were tried. Her
case was.given up as hopeless. At last, St.
Jacobs Oil was applied, and it cured her.
Mr. F. B. Robinson, a stock broker and
member of the New York stock exchange
says he was thoroughly cured of rheumatism
by the use of St. Jacobs Oil."
[Portland, Oregon, "Telegram."]
"Over one hundred people of Clackamas
county were cured of painful ailmenl3 by St.
[Stamford, Conn., "Herald."]
"From extensive use of St. Jacobs Oil in
the Editor's family,we are able to speak con
fidently of its great worth, and recommend it
as an article most desirable to have on hand,
in the medicinal chest of every household."
[Richmond, Va., "Southern Planter and Farmer." |
"It is one of the greatest remedies yet dis
covered. It has genuine merit."
[Cincinnati, O., "Times-Star."]
"It takes the lead as a cure for Rheumatism
and bodily pain."
[Providence, R. I. "Transcript."]
"Its efficacy aud merit are established be
yond all question. It is a simple, safe but
sure cure. St. Jacobs Oil has reached the
acme of excellence."
[Peoria, 111., "DailyPeorian."]
"We know from experiences that St. Jacobs
Oil will cure Rheumatism, and we feel that
we are simply doing an act of mercy and
justice, when we assert such publicly."
[Milwaukee, Wis., "Peck's Sun."]
"We regard St. Jacobs Oil as the 'Boss'."
[St. Lonis, Mo., Republican.]
"It is very rare that the Republican con
sents to editorially forward the interest of
advertisers of what are known as proprietary
medicines, as it does not frequently fall out
that we can have positive knowledge of their
merits. However, we take pleasure in say
ing of St. Jacobs Oil, from individual exper
iment, that it i3 a most excellent remedial
agent, and as such we can heartily recom
[Elgin, Illinois, News.]
"It is generally acknowledged to be a pro
prietory medicine worthy a place in every
[San Francisco, Cal., Evening Bulletin. |
"St. Jacobs Oil commands the confidence
of the rich and poor alike all over the Pacific
Coast, and is recognized as the most won
derful discovery in medical science of mod
[Brunswick, Maine, Telegraph.]
"We do not advocate the endorsement of
proprietary medicines as a general thing,
but sometimes a conspicuous exception
comes along, and proves its right to atten
tion and confidence. Such a preparation is
St. Jacobs Oil."
["Chicago, 111., Times."]
"The interview, as herein reported,
should be enough to satisfy the most skepti
cal of the wonderful properties contained in
these little bottles of St. Jacob's Oil."
[Baltimore, lid., "Dafly American."]
"The conviction is irresistible to the
minds of all that upon the intrinsic merits of
St. Jacob's Oil, its unfailing efficacy as a cure
for the pains and aches of suffering human
ity, is based its magnificent suceess. This
unequaled pain banisher must endure and
succeed as a blessing to mankind."
[Chattanooga, Tenn., Daily Times.]
"St. Jacobs Oil has now attained a popu
larity which no other proprietary medicine
ever did, and we believe that its great repu
tation is well deserved."
[Albany, X. T., Press and Knickerbocker.]
"In many classes of disease it has proved
itself to be what physicians have heretofore
denied to any remedial agent within the
whole realm of materia medica, viz: an ab
solute specific. We might give the names of
many of our leading citizens, who have been
cured by its wonderful properties. St. Ja
cobs Oil possesses healing powers of the most
subtle character, and we give our cheerful
endorsement to its virtues. Our best stables
also keep it in constant use and livery men,
universally, regard it as the greatest pain
[Leavenworth, Kans., "Times-"
"Of all proprietary medicines, St. Jacobs
Oil seems to take the lead. We have never
heard of a person dissatisfied with it."
[Boston, Mass., Daily "Globe."]
"It has been fully demonstrated tn this
section that St. Jacobs Oil conquers pain. It
is a first-class thing, and its proprietors de
serve their unprecedented success."
Ten prisoners in the Milwaukee jail com
menced digging a hole in the wall Sunday,
but were caught at it, and locked up in cells.
An enthuseastic temperance meeting was
held at Black River Falls Tuesday night.
Addressed by Father Geary, of Kenosha,
President of the C. T. A. XL, of America.
Congressman Price presided.
The new opera composed by Prof. Chris.
Bach, of Milwaukee, entitled "The Strike"
had its first presentation Monday evening, at
the Academy of Music, in that city. Local
critics pronounce it a success musically.
E. H. Broadhead, banker of Milwaukee,
had a canvas bag containing $300 in money
stolen from his cutter on last Saturday. In
some street gamins, who had jumped upon
the runners for a ride. He is as yet unable
to Identify which one of "Peck's bad boys"
did the job.
A reduction of wages has taken place in
the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company's
works at Racine, Wis. The piece hands
have been cut down from 6 to 10 per cent,
while the outside employes have suffered a
reduction of 10 per cent, and will hereafter
work ten hours per day.
Eau Claire Press; March 5th: The young
man Charles Metzner, who stole several
watches from guests at a Chippewa Falls
hotel a week ago, and then left town, has
been captured at Duluth. Arraigned on
Friday at the Falls he pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to ten months imprisonment in
the state prison. His family resides in St.
Burlington Gazette: Prohicition is with us.
The first effect will be largely diminished
municipal treasuries and something like fifty
per cent, increase of court expenses for the
people of the counties, if the Republican
party makes a serious attempt to enforce the
law. In all probability until the people re
bel and overthrow the Republican party the
prin ipal blessings from prohibition will be
found to consist in untaxed liquors and in
creased taxation to pay court expenses.
At present there are sixty-nine saloons in
Burlington, which yield a revenue from li
censes" of $27,00(3. These licenses expire
May 1st, and with them the license, so far as
they relates to this business. It now be
comes the duty of the council to adopt some
measure to extend the licenses until July 4,
when the prohibitory law goes into effect.
What the saloon keepers will do after that
time remains to be seen, but it is generally
believed by those who regard the law as a
farce that "the number of saloons will not be
The Danville Investigation.
Washington, March 5.—This morning
the Danville committee called J. C. Fowler,
(white,) late of Bristol, Va., was chairman in
his county of the readjuster committee, and
is now clerk of the United States court at
Abingdon, Va. He identified the letter cir
cular, current in his neighboreood previous
to the election. It declared that a race con
flict had been wrought about at Danville, and
Mahone was responsible for it. A telegram
from Danville was appended to the circular
saying, we are standing in our doors with
guns, protecting our families. Post this up
at the court house door, (signed; P. N. Rob
inson. The witness said there was no effort
on the part of the Democratic party to reduce
the issue to the question, n~e you a nigger or
are you a white man* The witness had
never seen such intensity of feeling,
since the firing on Fort Sumpter, as was cre
sted by the elWBOlara and reports were put
out by the Democrats.
Senator Vance protested against the admis
sion of evidence of this character, the circu
lation of fly circulars and political reports.
The witness was stationed at the polls dur
ing the day of election, and considered his
life in danger. It was his duty to challenge
votes. The Democrats had +aken possession
of the windows through which the challeng
ing must be done. Witness was forced to
stand behind the Democrats and challenge
over their shohlders. Every challenge gave
rise to much abuse on the part of the Demo
crats. Witness was publicly included and
two or three times assaulted on election days.
On one occasion he was rescued by the Dem
A New Party.
PlTTSBrRO, Pa., Maich 5.—The United
States Brewer's association has just issued a
circular to all firms members of the associa
tion, requesting them to make out a list of
all voters in their employ, also those who
have neglected to take out their naturaliza
tion papers. The object of this action is to
learn the exact political strength of the Beer
manufacturers in this country, which, it is
thought, wiil eventually merge into a strong
political faction, entirely distinct from all
Chicago, March 5. —A number of work
men employed in the freight car construction
shops of the Pullman Car company, at Pull
man, 111., have quit work. The workmen
declare that their wages have been reduced
from $1.59 to $1.30 per day. The strikers
place their number at 200, while the officer*
of the company say that not to exceed fifty
Bucklin's Arnica Salve.
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Fcr sale by Lambie & Bethune.
Cleveland, O., March 5. —Thos. R. Keene
proprietor of the Novelty Iron works, which
have been idle most of the time lately, has
assigned. Liabilities$50,000,with assets'twice
thaiTamount. The assignment was precipi
tated by the lack of ready money to meet ob
At the sale of the Murphy library in New York
last night, Eliot's Indian Bible, second edition
broight $950, and two others of a later date $340
The Naval Appropriation Bill
Causes a Lively Debate.
Belford Attacks Randall and Soon
Finds He has Caught a
Washington, March 5.—Senator Garland
from the judiciary committee reported favor
ably the original bill providing for the collec
tion of statistics touching marriage and di
The chair laid before the senate a bill ex
tending the limit of the Yellowstone park,
and after a debate, participated in by Vest,
Ingalls, Dawes, McMillen aud Harrison, the
Senator Conger introduced a bill to author
ize the erection of a public building at Jack
The senate then, on motion of Senator
Sawyer, passed a bill authorizing the post
master general to lease buildiusjs
for the postoffices of* the second and third
classes, at reasonable rates, and for terms
not to exceed ten years.
The chair laid before the senate the unfin
ished business, being the Pendleton bill.pro
viding for the exercise of jurisdiction to be
conferred upon the Lnited States in places
outside of their dominion. A debate.,
and while Pendleton was speaking. Senator
Sherman asked and obtained unanimous
consent, to have read a message from the
house, announcing the agreement to the
senate joint resolution, appropriating $10.
000 for the senate contingent fund. On
reading the message, it was found that the
concurrence of the house has been given
coupled with a proviso, that the money
should be used for no investigation other
than such as had already beeu ordered. Sen
ator Butler, and others,"on hearing this con
dition, objected to its present consideration,
and it went over. Butier said the condition
was one the house had no right to make.
Lenator Cockrell introduced a bill to
amend the revised statutes, SO as to give to
processes in the Unit - courts the
same force in all the states,that the processes
of the several states have in their respective
states. After further debate ou Pendleton's
bill, the seuate went into executive sessio n
aud soon adjourned.
The House of Representatives.
Washington. March 5.— On motion of Mr.
Blanchard a bill was passed, making an ap
propriation of $81,000 to supply the deficiency
in the amonnt required for the expenditures
to ascertain the depths of the water and the
width of the channel in the south Mississipi
river, and to gUAge the waters of the W
sipi river and its tributaries.
Mr. Randall, from the committee on ap
propriations, reported back the senate joint
resolution for an addition of $10,000 to the
contingent fund id the senate for witness
fees in the Danville investigation, with an
amendment, providing that the sum shall
only be available for the expenses of the In
vestigation heretofore ordered. The amend
ment was adopted, and the joint resolution
.Mr. Ellis, from the same committee, re
ported back adversely for the relief of the
sufferers by the overflow on the lower Mis
sissippi valley, and by the cyclone in North
Carolina, It was laid ou the table. Also,
favorably, a resolution requesting the secre
tary of war to furnish the house from time
to time with information of the progress of
the floods in the valley of the Mississippi and
report, if at any time, in his judgment, then
exists such suffering as to justify measures
of relief on the part of congress. Adopted.
Robinson, of Kentucky, from the commit
tee on elections, reported a resolution un
seating T. Luna, delegate from New Mexico,
and seating iu his place, F. A. Manzanares.
Adopted. Manzanares appeared at the bar
of the house and took the oath.
Mr. Lewis, from the committee on public
lands, reported a bill to repeal section 22,
of the act incorporating the Texas Pacific
railroad company and to declare the forfeit
ure of the land grant therein made. Re
ferred to the house culendar.
Mr. Dunn, from the committee on com
merce, reported a bill providing for the re
moval of obstructions to free navigation of
the navigable waters of the Uuitcd States.
Referred to the committee of the whole.
Mr. Collins, from committee on Judici
ary, reported a bill to establish a uniform
system of bankruptcy throughout the United
States. Referred to the committee of the
The house then went Into committee of
the whole, Mr. Converse in the chair, on the
naval appropriation bill, pending an amend
ment, being that offered by McMillan, reduc
ing the number of captains to thirty, the
number of commanders to fifty, and provid
ing that Dp more promotions be made to
those grades until the number is reduced be
low the numbers mentioned. McMillan's
amendment was lo-t.
Mr. Calkins moved to strike out the provi
sion prohibiting promotion in the various
grades in the line and staff of the navy, until
such grades shall be reduced to the numbers
fixed by the naval act of 1882, and the
amendment adopted yesterday, reducing the
staff corps, was agreed to by 88 to 05.
Mr. Belford moved to increase to $50,000,
000 the appropriation for emergencies and
extraordinary expenses, and made one of
hi3 characteristic speeches, criticising the
Democratic party for appropriating for these
emergencies the magnificent sum of $15,000.
Bismarck, viceroy of Germany, had sent an
insulting message and in the very face of it,
the majority of the house declared, if Ger
many made war on America, it would per
petrate and protect the country's honor with
the magnificent sum of $15,000. He then
paid his respects to Randall, asserting, that
since the election in Philadelphia, that gen
tleman was as dead as Lazarus with no
Christ in sight to resurrect him.
Mr. Cox, New York, sent to the clerk's
desk and had read a newspaper extract, ex
plaining the manner in which Belford had
contracted his dramatic manner of speaking
and a good deal of amusement was created
as the clerk read the jocular account of that
gentleman's criticism of Mrs. Langtry, and
an exaggerated descriptiou of his own per
sonal appearance. The amendment waa
On motion of Mr. Randall an amendment
was adopted, providing that the amount ap
propriated by the paragraph shall be appor
tioned in monthly installments, and the ap
portionment shall be adhered to unless in
Mr. Calkins raised a point of order against
the paragraph reapprcpriating for the use of
the bureau on steam engineering the unex
pended balance of the appropriation of $100,
000, of which about $170,000 was made by
the last naval bill for engines and machinery
for the double turretted monitor.
Mr. Glascock supported the point of order,
and pictured the defenseless condition of the.
Pacific coast. The policy the bouse was pur
suing in refusing to finish ironclads was a bad
policy. While he believed iu economy and
reform, he disbelieved in that economy or
reform in which 10,000 miles of sea coast
were in an entirely defenseles.s condition.
The chair having overruled the point of or
der, Mr. Budd moved to strike out the para
graph. He declared the defences on the Pa
cific coast were insufficient to keep out second
rate vessels of war, aud that it was not econ
omy but an outrage to prevent the construc
tion of the "Monadnock." What kind of
vessels had they to protect the Pacific coast!
Sumner also bore testimony to the defense
less condition of the Pacific coast. There
was a litie brick wall on Fort Point, which
would be but a moment's amusement to any
small boats which cou'.d be sent up from
Chili. There was a natural defense on Al
cate's island, but as an il'astration of ita
ust-lessness in the time of emergency, he
stated that on a 4th of July, from this island,
guns were fired for three hours at a barge
forty yards distant, and finally a man had to
be sent out with a hand torpedo to blow it up.
The motion wa3 lost.
An amendment was offered by Mr. Calkins,
uniting under one head the bureau of
steam engine and construction and repairs.
Rejected. The committee then »ose.
Mr. Tully, from the committee on pnbllt
lands, reported a bill forfeiting the Ontona
agon ane Brule river land grant. Placed on
the house calendar.
The land grant forfeited by this bill, Is that
to the New Orleans, Baton Rouge & Vicka
burg railway. Adjourned.