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[Special Reports from the Globe Mankato office
Death of Cax>t. Jack Keeler.
At two a. m. yesterday morning, Capt.
Jack Keeler, who had been seriously ill for
some time at tbe residence of his wife's
father, Wm. Bradley, Esq., of this city, de
ceased. About the first of March Mr. Keeler
arrived from Sioux Falls, D. T., where he
had been sick for a week or more, and on
March 5th Dr. W. R. McMahon, the Bradley
family physician, was summoned and
attended him continuously until
death supervened. When the
case became critical Drs. Harrington aud
Warner were called in consultation. Tbe
Usual symptoms of typhoid fever were not
alarming, but upon Monday, the lGth inst..
hemorrhage of tbe bowels set in, which was
to such an alarming extent that hope was
practically abandoned by his physicians some
days since, and although his friends hoped to
tbe lust there was little if any real foundation
Capt. Jack Keeler, as hefjwas familiarly
known, was at the time of his death, as he
had been for years past, a passenger con
ductor on the Southern Minnesota
railroad, and had his run
from Wells to Sioux Falls, D. T.
He engaged in railroading at the age of fif
teen years on the La Crosse division of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road. In 1866
he came to Minnesota and engaged with the
Winona <fc St. Peter Railroad company, with
wlwin he coutiuued ten years, when lie went
to the Southern Minnesota road where be has
since continued and where, he had earned not
only the most unbounded confidence of the
management but the universal approbation
and esteem of the general traveling public
for his courteous, gentlemanly bearing and
strict attention to business. In September,
1881, he married Miss Lulu Bradley, daughter
of Wm. Bradley, of this city, whom he leaves
a widow with one child of about four months
Capt. Keeler was attended during his ill
ness with the most assiduous care, and all
that love and skill could do to alleviate his
pain aud 6ave his life, was done. His
brother, 1). Keeler, of Dodge Center, and
wife, have been Vith him during the serious
part of his illness, and his sister, Mrs. W.
11. Tuft and husband, of Tunnel City, Wis.,
his only other living relative, arrived yes
terday morning too late to see him alive.
Capt. Keeler was more widely known than
any young man in southern Minnesota, and
was universally esteemed. Had he lived
till June 23d, next, he would have been 33
years of age. The funeral will take place
from the residence of Mr. Wm. Bradley, at
2 p. in. to-day.
Death of a Frugal Man,
The death of Thomas Riger, who was
kuown as Gilt Thomas, occurred upon yes
terday morning after quite a lengthy sick
ness of consumption. The deceased was a
very peculiar character. He has lived a long
time in Mankato and was a most excentric
individual living the perfect embodiment of
the typical miser. For years he had devoted
himself to the accumulation of wealth with a
persistence aud zeal quite extraordinary, de
nying himself of all of the comforts, and
even the necessaries of life. A bachelor he
lived alone in a hovel upon the hill upon the
poorest, coarsest food, and by hard work and
the strictest economy had accumulated
a fortune estimated at from thirty to fifty
thousand dollars which he always invested or
loaned on real estate. About teu days since
he sent for Judge Porter of the 'municipal
court and desired him to draw his will which
was occordingly done, he bequeathing his
entire property to his brothers aud sisters in
Germany who share alike. An old frieud an
neighbor and resident of Mankato is to be
his admistrator. During his life Riger was
very reticent about money matters and little
positive information concerning his real
wealth could ever be obtained from him.
Whec his effects come to be examined the
exact state of his finances will no doubt be
Nominee for Mayor,
Mr. John C. Noe having declined the nom
ination for mayor, the Republican city com
mittee have substituted the name of Geo. M.
Palmer, Esq., business manager of the flour
ing mill of Hubbard & Co., iu which institu
tion Mr. Palmer has an interest, and the
gentleman has expressed himself as being
willing to accept the honor conferred, and
will therefore be placed upon the ticket. Mr.
Palmer is a young man of about thirty years
of age aud has lived nearly all his life in
Mankato. lie has acquired a reputa
tion of which any young man
might feel justly proud, and is said to be a
liberal, public spirited citizen. It is to be
very much regretted by his friends that he
had not concluded to become a candidate be
fore the convention, as that would have
started him out under very much more fa
vorable auspices. As it is, Mr. Palmer is a
very popular young man and if elected
would make a good officer without doubt.
The beautiful spring weather still contin
ues, aud the streets are becoming quite pass
The Germania band have purchased a fine
drum major's staff, which they have pre
sented to their drum major, B. D. Smith
Judge H. R. Wells, of Preston, Minn.,
passed the day yesterday at Mankato, visiting
his family. His childern attend the Normal
Quite a gala time occunedatthe roller rink
on Wednesday evening. The Germania band
paraded the sereets and played at the rink.
On Satnrday the Military band patronize the
rink, aud a good crowd may be expected.
Mr. H. Jorgensen, of the firm of Pond
Bros. <& Jorgensen, merchant tailors, leaves
for Chicago to-night for a week's absence, to
secure new styles of goods and to look over
the spring fashions for the benefit of their
In the future the Mankato column of the
southern Minnesota department will contain
upon Satarday such society news as may
come to the knowledge of the editor of this
department. Persons desirous of contributing
to this department of news will plee.se address
postoffice box 498, Mankato, upon Friday of
A sale of stock consisting of six head of
horses, ten head of cows, ten head of youn"
cattle and a lot of surplus farm tools will
take place to-day at the farm of H. H. Jones
in the town of Judson, Blue Earth county,
about eight miles from from this city. Auc
tioneer Edwards will preside.
The death of Edward Roller, a young man
seventeen years of age, occurred at the resi
eenceof his father in this city atone a. m.
yesterday—of quick consumption after an
illness of about four or five weeks. ■ Young
Roller was a barber by profession and was
not of a very robust frame. The funeral
will take place from the Catholic church on
Saturday at 9:30 a. m. . ■
Prof. B. M. Reynold8,~city superinteudant
of schools of Faribault, Minn., was in the
city yesterday as a representative of the
state high school board to examine that
branch of the educational system of southern
Minnesota. In company with city superin
tendant of schools, Prof. Garrey, he visited
the Mankato high school and reported him-
Belf well pleased with what he saw. He left
at 11:30 a. m. for Winnebago City.
Death reaped a triple harvest in this city
on yesterday morning, two of its victims be
ing consumptives, and |one, Capt. Jack
Keeler, typhoid lever, contracted while at
Sioux Falls. This is the season which is
particularly trying to people of weak lungs
or consumptives, and no surprise need be
felt at yesterday's record. Happily there are
but few cases of serious illness reported as
existing at present within the city, and with
the milder season close at hand a cessation
of pulmonary affections may be expected.
J. F. Porter of Trout Brook molasses
works this city has invented a sorghum per
petual steam separator that is pronounced by
the Sacharine fraternity the best, most eco
nomical and convenient yet manufactured.
Hon. F. W. Hoyt, Hon. C. C. Webster,
E. W. Brooks and H. E. Perkins who invest
ed in St. Paul real estate last year were up
yesterday looking over their investments and
came back well pleased with the present out
The ice has gone out of the river and by a
rule that has had few exceptions within the
last twenty-five year3, steamboats will be
through the lake within two weeks.
Dr. C. F. Hewitt, secretary of the state
board of healh, returned home from Mem
phis, Tcnnesee yesterday. He went south
under tbe direction of Governor Hubbard to
investigaie tbe mouth and hoof diseases in
cattle rumored to have developed in a malig
nantly infection form in parts of Iowa, Illi
nois, Tennesee, Missouri, Kansas and Wy
In an interview to-day the secretary said
there was nothing in the reported spread or
even in the existence of the terrible disease
among cattle in the southwest. Tbe rumor
was founded upon a number of cases of in
flammation around the hoofsof cattle, caused
by lack of care and want of dry stables; an
inflaination similar tothatwhich is developed
on the hands of some persons causing tbe
loss of a finger nail.
His trip was, however, fruitful in results,
as an understanding was arrived al by which
tberewill be complete co-operation secured in
the end throughout the west, by wl_ah all
cases of malignant diseases among cattle
will be at once reported, and the most
efficient measures taken at'once to prevent
the spread of tbe disease. The secretary sent
his report to Governor Hubbbard to-day
showing tbe results of his investigation and
plans for preventing spread of diseases if any
should appear in the future.
LATE DAKOTA AND MONTANA.
Grand Forks Lumber Company—An Ioiva
| Special Telegram to the Globe. I
Grand Forks, Dak., March 27.—Mayor
McCormack has organized a company known
as the Grand Forks Lumber company. The
6tock is placed at $50 a share and in five
hours tbe subscription from leading busi
ness men of the city amounted to $15,000.
Tbe company will build a saw mill with a
capacity of manufacturing 100,000 feet of
lumber in twenty-four hours. There is no
doubt the enterprise will be pushed to a suc
Sheriff McCord arrived here to-day with a
requisition from the governor of Iowa for a
prisoner in jail here named Gibson, who is
accused of many forgeries. The sheriff and
prisoner left for Iowa to-day.
Upper Missouri Flood — Steamer Sunk by
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Bismarck, Dak., March 27.—The situation
is becoming serious. The steamer Behan
bad her bull stove iu by ice, and sank at ber
moorings, careering over, until nearly all
her hull is under water. The coming flood
will totally destroy her. She was owned by
a joint stock company, valued at $10,000,
and insured for $13,000, in St. Louis com
panies. A break up, and rise of several
feet is reported from Washburn, and heavy
ice is floating down. This rise will reach
here to-night, and, as three feet more of a
rise will overreach the banks the whole of
the low lands will be inundated.
A Northern Faciflc Train Ditched.
[Special Telegram to the Globe .|
Miles City Mont., March 27.—No. 13,
Pacific freight, was ditched withiu twelve
miles of Miles City last night, and six cars
were totally wrecked. The engineer was
slightly wounded. The fireman escaped by
jumping from the engine. No other persons
were injured. The train left Glendive he
hind time, and in crossing a coolie the en
gineer saw that the bridge had been burned,
but he was too near to stop the train. He at
once put on full steam, and succeeded in
jumping the burned bridge, but the ongine
jumped the track and eapsized. Tvarnps
burned the bridge. The Atlantic express
passed the wreck on time, a temporary^track
having been built.
Fire at Steele, Dak.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Steele, Dak., March 28.—Fire to-night
destroyed four buildings at the corner of
Broadway and Mitchell streets. Clark &
Barbman's store and postoffice, D. T. Allen's
store and family flats, J. W. Stebbin's new
building and J. E. Britton's residence. First
rain of the season yesterday afternoon.
Seeding was begun on Steele's farm yester
Northwestern Folk in Chicago.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Chicago, March 27.—Isaac Staples, of
Stillwater, is at the Sherman.
F.G.Smith, Morris; J. F. McFarlane,'
Winnipeg; Mrs. Smith and Miss Nellie Coon,
Minneapolis; are at the Sherman.
At the Tremont: Fred S. Swisher, St.Paul;
Jas. G. Harris and wife, Brainerd; Thos. H.
The northwestern arrivals at the Palmer
are: F. S. Parlin, Mrs. D. W. Norton and
Misses Mary and Edith Norton, Winona;
Fred Chalmers, Minneapolis; R. D. Wallet
and Herman E. Long, Duluth; Mrs. Julia E.
Lobdell, Minneapolis; H D. Hobson, Fargo;
and L. B. Christman, Pierre.
H. P. Rugg, of St. Paul, is registered at the
Theodore Borup, St. Paul, is among the
guests at the Grand Pacific.
North westerness at the Grand Pacific.
C. D. Bouton and wife, Fargo; A. P. Sample,
Montana; Joseph Leighton, St. Paul; L.J.
McBride, Winnipeg; C. R. Williams, J. A.
Hanley, Minneapolis; C. J. McNamara, Ft.
J. C. Boy den, general north
western freight agent of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul is in the city
from St. Paul to attend the northwestern
traffic meeting. To the Globe correspon
dent he stated last night that the rumor that
he was to assume the position of assistant
general freight agent of the road was utterly
The Railroad Fools.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Chicago, March 27.—A statement was
given currency yesterday morning that seri
ous trouble was brewing in the Northwestern
Traffic association, which would probably
prevent a consummation of the pool. Presi
dent Cable, of the Rock Island, General
Freight Agent Bird, of the St. Paul, and Gen
eral Freight Agent Ripley, of the Burlington,
pronounced the rumor to be without the
slightest foundation. They had no intima
tion that anything had arisen to disturb the
serenity of affairs. The general freight
agents will meet to-day at Commissioner
Carman's office to arrange further details of
the internal workings of the pool.
The eastern pool is in a bad way and Is
likely to be broken up.
Tilden's Physical Condition.
New York, March 27.—The World to
morrow morning will publish an interview
with a medical gentleman, setting forth that
he is in a good physical condition, that he is
not paralyzed, and that his whispers are not
owing to general debility but to a failure of
the vocal chords.
Chnrvh on Fire.
| Special Telegram to the Glqbe.]
Fergus Falls, Minn., March 28.—At 2:30
a. m. Grace Me_odist church is on fire and
will probably be wholly destroyed. Loss
The fashions talk about "shot silk." It
must be the material so many hats are made
of. Lowell Courier.
THE ST. FAVL DAILY GLOBE. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1884.
LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS.
A Street Robbery, Sneak Burglary,
Sneak Theft, and a Dead Baby
on the Street.
Three Men Shot.
While the temperanee meeting was being
held in Market hall last night a bloody trag
edy wa3 enacted at the House of David, No.
251, Second avenue south. Three men were
shot and one dangerously, and perhaps fatal
ly wounded. Robert Harvey had been
engaged iu the House of David to
tend the lunch counter and was recently dis
charged. It is stated that he had been drink
ing last night, and learning that J. O. Selby,
one of the proprietors of the place, had
charged him with dishonesty, he visited the
house, and, walking up to
Selby, who was behind the bar,
he demanded that Selby take back what he
said. Being refused Harvey pulled his re
volver with the remark "Then I'll kill you,"
adding a vile epithet. Selby ducked his head
behind the bar and cried out,"For God's sake
don't shoot," but Harvey pulled
the trigger at the 6ame instant,
the bullet taking effect in Selby's arm. Har
vey then covered Pat Sullivan, who happened
to be standing by his side with his revolver
and threatened to shoot him too. Sullivan
sprang quickly to one side and escaped to
the street. A panic ensued. There were
quite a number in the room and all ran
precipitately for the street. Detective Han
kinson, happening to be in the locality,
entered at this juncture and proceeded to
arrest Harvey, who resisted. He pulled his
revolver on the detective and fired, with the
remark, "I'll never be arrested by you."
Hankinson dodged, and the bullet
entered his back near the shoulder blade.
Hankinson then opened fire. The first shot
struck Harvey in the right shoulder and tbe
second 6hot iu the right side of the neck,
passing clear through and bury
ing itself in the wainscoating of
the room. Harvey then dropped
to the floor powerless and was forthwith dis
armed. The patrol wagon was called and
Harvey taken to the College hospital, where
tbe surgeons dressed the wounds. While
they are hot necessarily fatal they
are considered especially dangerous.
Detective Hankinson was taken to Dr.
Ames' office and tbe bullet extracted from
Mie shoulder. The wound is not serious,
and Selby only sustained a flesh wound in
the arm. Tbe floor at the house of David
was frescoed with gore and several
bullet holes remaiu to mark the desperate
encounter. Harvey is a small man, weigh
ing about 140 aud a pugilist, claiming to be
a light weight champitm of Boston. He was
a bartender at Lake Park hotel li*it season
and was later head waiter at the
Criterion restaurant. Ordinarily he
is considered a very quiet and orderly man,
seldom quarreling; but when he does quar
rel he is game. When John L. Sullivan,
visited Minneapolis, Harvey called on him
as au old friend and acquaintance, and Sull
ivan presented him with $40.
A sneak thiaf entered the summer kitchen
of J. Sutheimer, 113 First avenue north, yes
terday and stole four valuable dresses. The
servant girl saw him as he walked out of the
yard, but too late to give the alarm.
A newborn babe was found last night by
a Scandinavian, at the earner of Seventeenth
avenue south and Seventh street. The coro
ner being notified, had the body removed to
Warner's morgue, pending an investigation.
Last night a lad named J. F. Gallagher es
corted a laborer named Wm. Meade to the
police headquarters. The latter's head and
face were badly battered and he was covered
with blood. The boy explained
that Meade had exhibited a roll of money in
Priest's saloon and a party of thugs followed
him out and knocked him down on Second
street near Second avenue south, with the
evident intention of robbing him. Gallagher
ran to give the alarm and the thugs beat a
hasty retreat, only securing a few dollars,
leaving upwards of $35 In Meade's pockets.
A burglar entered a grocery store on
Washington avenue near Second avenue
south, before the store had been closed, and
secreted himself. After all was quiet he
gathered up a quantity of cigars and was
about to depart, when the proprietor, who
slept in Hie room above, heard a noise and
lighting a match looked down through a sky
light where he saw the thief. He called out,
"Don't stir or I'll shoot," but the fellow ran
all the same, jumping through the glass
window, and across the street. Officers Hill
and Moussou heard the cash and started in
hot pursuit, but the thief made good his es
cape somewhere on Second street in the
[San Franeisco Chronicle.]
The British ship Charles Bal arrived on
Wednesday from Hong Kong. The captain
related his experience while passing through
the Straits of Sunda during the terrible vol
canic outbursts which occurred in that re
gion in August last. On the evening of the
evening of the 22d of August the sky sud
denly assumed a milky white appearance,
changing to a strong white or silvery glare.
This phenomenon, with slight variations,
was repeated on the 24th, 26th, and 26th.
The ship had sailed past Java Head and
Prine's Island and was nearing Krakatoa
Island, which was then an active volcano,
but which afterward sank below the sea. On
the afternoon of the 26th those on board no
t.ieed some agitation about the point of Kra
katoa, which increased until a terrible roar
ing noise, as of a mighty lire, seemed to ema
il tie from the island, while an occasional ex
plosion sounded like the discharge of heavy
artillery, growing more furious and alarm
ing each moment. A dense darkness spread
over the sky, and a hail of pumice stone be
gan to fall on the ship, many pieces being of
considerable size and quite warm. During
the night there were chains of fire constant
ly ascending and dosceuding from the Java
coast. The sky one moment would be of in
tense blackness, the next a blaze of fire.
From midnight until 4 o'clock on the morn
ing of the 27th the wind was strong, but hot,
choking, and sulphurous. At 11:30 o'clock
that day commenced a downpouring of mud
and sand, and at noon the darkness was such
that the crew were compelled to grope the,ir
way about the decks, while the roarings of
the volcano were fearful. At 2 o'clock the
fall of mud ceased, and some of the spars
and upper yards became visible, and very
gradually the ship sailed away from the most
terrible and disastrous volcanic eruption of
They Shoot Young in Texas.
Last week William Pearley, an old darkey,
rode up to a neighbor's house on the south
side of the Guadalupe river, about twelve
miles from Seguin, and made inquiries as to
where the father and mother of the family
were gone and when they would return,
whether the little boy, about 10 years old,
was the only one at home, and whether the
dogs would bite, &c. The little boy having
suspicions that Pearley was prospecting to
make a raid on his father's smoke house,
loaded au old musket with a large slug, and
made down his bed in the smoke house.
About 10 o'clock in the night he was awak
ened by the fall of a middling of meat. He
saw someone on the outside of the house on
a horse trying to pull to the crack a piece of
moat, whereupon he took aim with his old
musket and fired, shooting old Pearley
through the bowels. Pearley rode home,
some two or three miles, and on arriving
told his family he had been out coon hunting
and was accidentally shot. He died.
During December, 1883, there were 1,590
samples of foods, etc., examined at the Park
municipal laboratory. Of this number 633
were returned as good. The samples in
cluded 821 wines and 497 milks. Of the
former 143 were reported good, and of the
latter 327. __^
Adolph Steen, of Hoboken, N. J., a boy of
17, hung himself yesterday rather than re
turn to the school ship from which he had a
short furlough. Before hanging himself he
dressed himself in his mother's clothes.
In the house of commons, Canada, the
government refused to remedy the grievances
of the people of Manitoba, as presented by
Cameron, of Huron. Tupper said the dis
content was caused by the liberal party and
their friends in that province.
A high wind in Kansas City lest night un
roofed two brick houses and slightly damaged
i a number of others.
Ireland is officially declared free from foot
and mouth disease.
Newfoundland has recently experienced
violent earthquake shocks.
The breaking of a levee near Stockton,
California, destroyed 26,000 acres of wheat.
The Canadian Parliament is investigating
a case of attempted bribery of members.
The Swiss Federal Council have decided to
extradite anarchists whenever called upon.
A new pool on Central Iowa business, to
run two years has been formed in Chicago.
Late Paris festivities in commemoration
of the commune were marked with violent
By the new fast mail service Portland,
Oregon, will receive Eastern mails 22 hours
earlier than formerly.
The brig Screamer with her load of Cuban
refugees has arrived in Boston in tow of the
Andrew Peterson, ex-delegate to congress,
is on trial at Salt Lake under the Edmunds
The British government has ordered, the
detention of a Chinese vessel found in the
Tyne loading with Armstrong guns.
The New York legislature has passed a bill
requiring cities of 20,000 inhabitants to adopt
the civil service rules and system of examin
Mac Fadden the man Implicated with Til
ler in the express robbery, at St. Louis has
attempted suicide by swallowing broken
glass. He will probably die.
Gen. John B. Gordon has invited ex
confederates to New York to a conference
with a view of establishing a home for dis
abled confederate soldiers.
In order to ferret out the dynamite
schemes 50 special detectives have been ap
pointed in London. The list includes men
of 12 nationalities.
Harper & Brothers have brought action
against the proprietors of a Swedish paper in
Chicago for publishing a translation of "The
Breadwinners" in their paper.
Secretary Chandler has submitted to the
seuate committee a long liet of appropria
tions which he declares increased beyond
the amount allowed by the House.
There are eleven states In which women,
vote for school directors. Kentucky is one
of the eleven.
The public clacks of Bangor, Me., were a
few days agD changed from standard to lo
cal, or "God's time," in accordance with
the expression of the citizens at the recent
election. Four hundred and six voted for
standard and 2,320 for local time.
It is stated that while it costs the elevated
railway companies in New York $30,000 per
mile annually to maintain their roads where
the txack Is straight, the expense on curves
is $11)0,000 per mile. The new routes now
being made will be so laid out over the pri
vate property as to avoid curves.
Alice Stone Blackwell, now In Boston, ad
mits that men mean well enough by women
aDd make such laws as they consider for
their good, but she wants to know who'gave
men the sole right to decide what is good for
women? She concludes that If women had
absolute legal power over men, however
well they might treat them, the men would
Whales were eaten by persons of the up
per classes in Europe as late at least as the
latter part of the thirteenth century. The
tail and tongue dressed with peas or roasted
were prized as choice delicacies. The prin
cess Eleanor de Monfort paid in 1266 the
sum of twenty-four shillings for "100 pieces
of whale" to be used as food in her house
Hugo Schenck, the Viennese wholesale
murderer of servant girls, relates his mon
strousacrimes with well modulated voice, in
neat phrases, and with a constant smile.
One of his intended victims testified in his
defense and then staggered to the deck to
kiss his hand. He seeks to catch the eyes
of the many ladles in the court, believing
himself Irresistible, and complains that he is
not allowed to write his memoirs in prison
for the purpose of enabling his wite to pay
A rat tamer says: "Take the most fero
cious rat, throw it into a pail of water, and
leave it there until it becomes exhausted and
is about to drown. Then take it out, roll It
in wadding, and put it In a warm place.
When the rat comes to it will evince the
deepest gratitude. It will liek your hands
and follow you about the house like a dog,
and can be taught a number of tricks."
Lord Morpeth used to tell of a Scotch friend
of his who, to the remark that some people
could not feel a jest unless it was fired at'
them with a cannon, replied, "Weel, but hoo
can ye fire a jest out of a cannon, mon?"
A lady once put a conundrum to her rheu
matic old nurse, asking her, "Why are you
like a church window, Sally?" and gave the
answer, "Because you are full of pains."
Whereupon the old woman pityingly replied,
"Oh, dear! somebody's been a foolln' of ye,
honey. Them's anuder sort o' panes.
They,s been foolln' ye, child."
The Rev. R. E. Lee Camp No. 1, Confed
erate Veterans at Richmond, Va., hold fair
in that city at the armory on the 1st of May.
They have appealed for help, "to their com
rade veterans of the Grand Army of the Re
public, whohaye responded with a noble wil
lingness and fraterna sentiment wor
thy of their heroic record."
"Still it is large and the need
for further aid is urgent. They therefore ap
peal "to the banks and bankers, capitalists,
insurance and other corporations, manufac
terers and merchants for such contributions
in cash or merchandise as can be easily
Mr. Labouchere ofthe London Truth, says
of cremation: "Price, the Welsh Druid, has
just experienced a very striking proof of the
shifting character ofthe popularis aura. He
cremated his child, as it appears he had a
perfect right to do, and was very nearly
lynched by an infuriated and idiotic mob.
When, however, he was tried for tbe offense
ot the Cardiff Assizes, he was promptly ac
quitted, and on leaving the court, was tre
mendously cheered by a large crowd. What
objection can be made to cremation is more
than I or I should hope that any sensible per
son, can comprehend. I am very glad that
this prosecution has failed, and I hope that
betore long the man who cremates a corpse
n a decent manner, instead of hurrying it,
will be regarded as a public benefactor."
i The "hollow square" formation that won
the battle of El Teb is undoubtedly a formid
able one in these days of long-range rifles,
when the assailants can be exterminated
long before they ever reaeh the bayonet
points. But that Infantry squares have been
broken by cavalry on more than one occa
sion is now matter of history. Authorities
are still divided as to whether Victor Hugo
was right in affirming or Siborne in denyin g
that the French heavy brigade drove in the
face of a British square at Waterloo. But
Montbrun's cuirassiers broke a Russian
square at Borodino in 1812, and Col. Cau- ,
laincourt's horse, in the same battle, actual
ly charged into an intrenched redoubt. In
the course of the Anglo-Arabian war that fol
lowed England's annexation of Aden, in
1839, an English square was attacked in the
open plain by a mass of Abdali horsemen.
The Arabs forced their way in so far as to
kill several men in the third rank, and were
then beaten off with bayonets and clubbed
muskets, an occurrence utillized by James
Grant in one of his military novels. The
Irish Brigade had a similar experience.at
Talavera. "So, my Connaught boys," said
Gen. Picton to them after the battle, "you
et the Frenchmen get Into your square to-
Iday, did you?" "Well, honor," answered a
brawny Irish grenadier, with stern signifi
cance, "the blackguards got in, sure enough,
[ but, bedadl they never got out agin ,
OF HISTORIC FAMILY.
The Granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson—
A Visit to Her Homeain Washington —
D ifliat She Says About Losing a Pension
In the outskirts of Georgetown, now west
Washington, is a small slate-colored frame
house. From it you get a glympse of Arling
ton, where so many of the brave boys in blue
lie sleeping. Through an aperture in the
hills the shining waters on the Potomac can
be seen creeping slowly down the valley. The
house is very old; it was built during the
time of Washington. To judge from its ap
pearance a slight jar would be sufficient to
level it to the ground. This house is at pres
ent the home of Septhia Randolph Meikleham,
a granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson, and
her three children. Humble as it is,
Mrs. Meikleham may not be able to keep the
cottage very long. The $20 rent per month
she is required to pay for it is more than her
slender means will allow. Once having ev
erything, surrounded by friends, in the midst
of a happy home, the granddaughter of the
third president of the United States, she now
sees poverty and want staring her in the
face. Representative Robinson, of Brooklyn,
two years ago, hearing of Mrs. Miekleham's
straitened circumstances, undertook to get a
bill passed granting her a pension of $5,000
per annum. He has worked hard on the mat
ter ever since. Friday last the bill was re
ported favorably to the house, and after con
siderable debate was defeated the legislators
claiming that they did not wish to establish a
bad precedent by starting a civil pension list.
Your correspondent this morning paid a
visit to this cottage and was shown into the
While waiting for Mrs. Meikleham the
writer sat down in an old-fashioned, straight
backed chair and looked about the room. It
was not necessary to be told who lived in the
house. The name of Jefferson seemed to be
stamped upou everything in the room. Not
a speck of dust or dirt could be seen any
where. The windows were shaded with
white muslin curtains. In one corner, on a
block, stood a bust of Andrew Jackson. By
its side was an old-fashioned spinning-wheel
with a ball of yarn in place nearly ready for
active operations. To the left was an old
fashioned 6afe, upon which rested a bright
colored cushion. To tbe right was a queer
looking table that looked to be over a hun
dred years old. Its legs were carved from
mahogany. To anyone seeking the artistic
antique, this table would be very valuable.
The place was filled with little kniek-knaeks
and portraits of the different Jefferson an
After a few moments Mrs. Meikleham en
tered the room. She advanced slowly, and
greeted the writer with a pleasant smile. She
was born at Moutlcello, Va., the old home of
Thomas Jefferson, in 1814, and consequent
ly is in her seventy-first year. Mrs-. Meiklc
hain was regarded by Jefferson as his favorite
granddaughter. She has large dark blue
eyes, a high forehead, a delicate, refined
mouth, and a chin that denotes decided force
"I was 12 years old when my grandfather
died," she said, "and I remember him very
well. During the last years of his life be was
out of public life, and devoted himself to his
family and friends. His love of country
was very strong. No man was ever turned
away from his door. Just a few days before
Mr. Jefferson died there were.over sixty peo
pie visiting at Monticello. He seemed to
like it so. His heart reached out to all. Oh!
those were happy days."
Mrs. Meikleham paused, and tears stood
in her eyes. Continuing, 6he said sadly:
"I really believe that my grandfather was
eaten out of house and home.
"The most I cared abont the refusal of
congress to grant me a pension above the
mere need of the money was the slight lt
cast upon the memory of my grandfather.
He devoted his life to his country, and when
he died he had saved nothing. Almost his
last words were: "I leave my family to my
"I have three children living with me here
and one son in New York. He is engaged
in the insurance business there, and has
quite a large family of his own to look after.
My son, who is here with me, is in very poor
health. When I left New York nine years
ago for Washington, it was with the idea that
this son might get some employment in the
departments, but his health was so poor my
eldest daughter, Alice, had to take the place.
She has been in the patent office for eight
years. She is in very delicate health, too.
We are entirely dependent on her small sal
ary for support. My other daughter Elsora,
remains at home and takes care of her old
mother. She does all the housework. Of
course, I should not like to have congress es
tablished a bad precedent iu giving me a
little assistance, but it does seem strange
that granting pensions to so many, they
should draw the lines on me. I do not wish
to criticise the gentleman who voted against
my bill. I suppose they were actuated by
Mrs. Meikleham stopped frequently In her
narrative, overcome by emotion caused by
the revival of past and present circum
stances. She has an air of quiet dignity
about her that at once silence any thoughts
about a mere mendicant. She was not ask
ing alms. She was seeking what she believed
hers by right.
Scenes in the Early Life of the Famous
[Sarah K. Bolton in Wide Awake.]
His life had been a peculiarly bitter one.
Born in a very humble home at Sandgate,
on the English coast, gleaning with his
mother and sister after the reapers, that they
might have bread to eat, or cleaning knives
and shoes in the gentleman's house where
his father was a servant, there was little to
make a boy's life bright. When he was
twelve a family offered to bring him to Amer
ica if his parents would pay $50 for his pas
sage. It was difficult to earn this, but his
mother thought, after the manner of
mothers, "Perhaps in the new world, our
John will be somebody." So, with tears,
she packed his scanty clothing, putting in a
little Bible, and pinning these lines on a
Forget me not when death shall close
These eyelids in their last repose;
And when the murmuring breezes wave '
The grass upon your mothers grave,
O then, whate'er thy age or lot
May he, my child, forget me not.
Then, again and again, she pressed her
only boy to her heart and stole out behind
the garden wall, that, unobserved, 6he might
cast a last look at the stage which carried him
The voyage was a long one of nearly two
months. The little lad often cried in his
cabin, and he wrote back, "I wish mother
could wash me to-night," showing what a
tender "mother's boy" he was. When New
York harbor was entered, and he was eager
to see his adopted country, he was sent be
low to black boots and shoes for tbe family.
QHis school days were now over. After
two years of hard work in the country he
sold his knife to buy a postage stamp, and
wrote to his father, asking his permission to
go to New York and learn a trade. Consent
was given, and, in the middle of the winter,
our English lad of 14 reached the great city,
with no friends and only fifty cents in his
pocket. Hundreds passed by as he stood on
the dock holding his little trunk in his hands,
but no one 6poke to him. But, at last, by
dint of earnestness, he found a place to
enter as errand boy and learn book-binding,
receiving $2.25 a week, and paying $2 out of
this for his board. How his employer sup
posed he could live on 81 a month for
clothes and washing, has never appeared.
The first night he was placed by his board
ing mistress in an attic, with an Irishman
who was deathly ill. The second night the
man died, and the horror stricken young
boy stayed alone with the dead till morning.
Nearly two more painful years went by.
Finally, though he earned but $3 a week, he
sent to England for his mother and 6ister.
When they arrived, two rooms were rented";
the girl found work in a straw bonnet fac
tory, and, poor though they were, they were
very happy. John was now sixteen, devoted
to his mother, and still a noble unselfish,
At the end of three months, through dull
ness of business, both children lost their
places; and now began the struggles which
the poor know so well in our large cities.
They left their two decent rooms and
moved into a garret. Winter came on and
they had neither fuel nor food. John walked
miles out into the country and dragged home
, ( old sticks which lay by the roadside. He
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pawned his coat that the mother, who had
now become ill, might have some mutton
One day he left her in tears, and went Bob
bin: down th.- .-treet.
'What is the matter!" said a stranger.
'Tin hungry and so is my mother."
"Well, I can't do much, but I'll help you a
little," and he gave John a 3-ceut loaf of
When the boy reached home, the good
woman put the Bible on tho rickety pine
table, read from it and then knelt and
thanked God for the preeious loaf.
In the spring he obtained employment at
$4.50 a week, but poverty and privation had
fallen too heavily, rested too long upon the
mother. One day, while preparing John's
simple supper of rice and milk, she fell
dead. All night long the desolate boy held
her cold hand In his; then, in that Christian
city, she was put in a pine box, and without
shroud or prayers, carried in a cart, her two
children walking behind it, and was buried
in Potter's held.
For three days afterward, John and his
sister never tasted food. Probably the world
said, "Poor things!" but it is certain that no
one offered to help them.
Senator Bottom Meets a Friend.
In the lobby of the Riggs House yesterday
morning two old-time friends met. One
was Senator Bowen of Colorado, the other an
old minor, who looked a trifle seedy. The
Senator had just emerged from the breakfast
room. The miner stood Idly gazing in the
direction from which the Senator came.
"Hello! Tom Bowen. Why, bless my
soul, you ain't changed a d—n bit since I
met you in the Rockies in '68" was the un
dignilied salutation of the miner.
"No, Bill," said the Senator, "I reckon I
am about tbe same,"
The two held a coversation for a short time,
when the miner was overheard to say:
"Tom, stake me: I'm dead busted. Ain't
got a dollar."
The Senator pulled from his pocket a largo
roll of bills, and counted $50 iu money, aud
handed it to his friend.
They then separated. The Senator went to
his room, and the other walked toward the
bar, where a friend was awaiting him.
"Tom fixed me,,' said he; "but, after all,
he only did what I have done for him many
a time. Away back in tho good old days,
before Tom struck it rich, I would often
stake him. I remember one time that be
borrowed five ounces of gold to get Into a
game of poker with. You know, Tom is a
keen, shrewd poker player, and can come as
near holding four aces in his sleeyes and
playing them on the boys as any one I ever
saw. Well," he continued. "Tom got In
to the game, and it lasted forty-eight hours.
When he came to pay me tbe borrowed gold
I asked him how he made out."
"Ob," said he. "I scooped the boys in for
"But," resumed the miner, "after that
time it was a common thing for Tom Bowen
to make as high as a *25,000 inning."
Mr. Beat-Iter's Appetite.
Ex-Governor Smith of Georgia, having
said that he had seen Henry Ward Beecher
dining recently, when asked whether tbe
man of God seemed hearty. "Hearty!"
replied the Georgian. "Why, if he had been
at the miracle on the mount there wouldn't
have been any basketful left."— Pittsburg
A Surgical Miracle Required.
If Blaine's head was only on Bob Lincoln's
shoulders the Republican convention would
have an easy job.— Galveston News.
Art in Texas.
Nast has a full page cartoon in the last
Harper's. Nast is as mean as the d—but as
interesting as an angel.— Galveston News.
Gov. Hoadly gives his personal and official
assurance that tbe charges of misconduct on
trie part of the Ohio relief commission are
Ask the most eminent physician
Of any school, what is tbe best thing In the
world for quieting and allaying all irritation
of the nerves and curing all forms of nervous
complaints, giving natural, childlike refresh
ing sleep always?
And they will tell you unhesitatingly
"Some form of Hops!"
Ask any or all of the most eminent phy
t, What is the best and only remedy that
can be relied on to cure all diseases of the
kidneys and urinary organs; such as Bright's
disease, diabetes, retention or inability to re
tain urine, and all the diseases and ailments
peculiar to Women."—
"And they will tell you explicitly and em
Ask the same physicians
'•What is the most reliable and surest cure
for all liver diseases or dispepsia; constipa
tion, indigestion, billlousness, malarial fever,
ague, &c," and they will tell you:
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ith others equally valuable
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or resist its power, and yet It is
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est invalid or smallest child to use.
•'Almost dead or nearly dying"
For years, and given up by physicians of
Bright's and other kidney diseases, liver com
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Women gone nearly crazy!
From agony of neuralgia, nervousness,
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People drawn out of shape from excruciat
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Inflammatory and chronic, or suffering
Salt rheum, blood poisoning, dyspepsia, indi
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PRINCIPAL OFFICE, MONTREAL, CANADA.
Organized in 1872.
A-T. Oalt President.
James Grant Secretary.
Cash Capita], $300,000.
Value of real estate owned $ 1,600 00
Market value of all bonds and stocks 234,220 06
Cash on hand and in bank 57,553 14
Pre inii'.ina in course of collection.. 2T.S!<2 40
All other assets 8,131 99
Total admitted assets $414,392 00
Capital stock paid np $300,000 00
Reserve for reinsnonet 71.851 43
Unp—d losses 7,1m 85
Other liabilities 4,537 14
Total liabilities, including capital $383,550 4i
Net surplus 530,842 13
111. income in 1883.
From premiums received $160,481 74
From Interest and dividend1 10,5.'.I 17
From rents and all other sources... 7,775 53
Total income $178,809 49
IV. EXPENDITURES IN 1883.
Losses paid $54,970 90
Dividends 18,000 OO
Commissions and brokeratie 16,575 00
Salaries of officers and employes... 30,890 74
Taxes 3,377 61
All other expenditures 43,487 48
Total expenditures $167,301 73
V. MISCELLANEOUS. /-
Total riskslin forcc^Dec. 31,1883. .$17,622,655 00
BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA IN 1883.—FIDELITY.
Risks written $415,450 0Q,
Premiums received 8,635 0O
Losses paid 528 08
Losses incurred 528 08
STATE OF MINNESOTA. 1
Depautment of Insurance. >
>t. I'aul, March 25, 1884. )
I, A. R. McGill, Insurance Commissioner of tho
state of Minnesota, do hereby certify that tho
Quarunlet; company above named, has complied
with the laws of this slate relating to insurance,
and is now fully empowered through its author
ized agents to transact its appropriate business of
Fidelity insurance, in this state, fur the year end
ing January 31st, 1835.
A. R. McGILL,
85-87 Insurance Commissioner.
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only tho finest cigaro tho world cook) pro _,,
duoo. Prof. Horsford says the Kmperqr'1 '
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vana from leaf tobacco grown In tho Golden
Belt of North Carolina, this being tho 11 nest
leaf trrown. Blackwell's Bill) Durham
Smoking Tobacco ia mado from thu samo
leaf need In tho Emperor's cigars, in absq,
lately puro and ia unquesUoi—bly the beet
tobacco ever offered.
Thackeray's gifted daughter, Anne, In
her sketch of Alfred Tennyson, in IJarper'i
Monthly, tells of her visit to the great po*it
She found him smoking Blackwell's Bun
Durham Tobacco, sent him by lion. Jaqusy
Russell Lowel), A nunc— l Minlntjw to the
Court of St. James.
In these days of adulteration, lt is a com
fort to smokers to knots that the Bul) Dnr.
ham brand is absolutely pure, and made
f mm the best tobacco the world produces.
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bacco Is the but and purest made. All
dealers have it. None ia-uu—e without
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Sale of Buildings iu West St,
Paul, Sixth Ward.
Office or the Boaeh of Public Works, )
City of St. Pau%, Minn., March 20, 1884. }
Notice is hereby given that the Board af Public
Works in and for the corporation of
the city of .St. Paul, Minnesota, will, on the 7th
day of April, A. li. 1864, at 10 a. m., sell at
public auction on the grounds, the buildings sit
uated upon the following property, to wit:
Lot 1, Block 1, Bazille _ Koterts' addition to
West St. Paul.
Lot 1, block 2, Bazille & Robert's addition to
West St. Paul.
Lot 3, block 3, Bazille _ Robert's addition to
West St. Paul.
Lot 5, block 3, Bazille & Robert's addition to
West St. Panl.
Lot 3. block 4, Bazille & Robert's addition to
West St. Paul.
Lot 3, block 4, Bazille & Robert's addition to
West St. Panl.
Lot 10, block 19, Brooklynd,
all in the Sixth (Gth) Ward ot said city.
Said buildings will be sold separately to the
highest bidder for cash.
JOHN FARRINGTON, President.
Official: _. L. Gorxax,
87-93 Clerk Board of Public Works.
GEO. A. CLARKE,
Real Estate. Loan & Insurance Broker
Office under Citizens' National Bank.