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The Most Thriving Tillage
raid the Most Beautiful
Lake in North
On the Chippewa Falls ami North- j
em Division of the St. Pan!
& Omaha Railroad.
Largo and Fast Growing Business, i
with Lumber Production a
A Place Where Summer Tourists and Sports
men Can Have Comfort with
Tin- Lake Already Attracting Summer
Residents :':■.■:.l the Neighboring Cities,
Bui There's Room for Wore.
"It is the most picturesque and lovely vil
lage I ever saw, and at the same time it
jHissessts attributes which will make it a
place of importance and note some day.
What did you say was the name of the place'
< betels! They call it "Lovely Chetek," and
when you come to see it you will say that for
a certainty "there is an eternal fitness in
things^ and thai this title is one of them.
Why man! It is simply incomparable
and when you get there you will regret that
your stay must be numbered by days instead
of by weeks."
I was reclining upon the soft edge of a
seat arm determined to sleep in spite of the
jolting of the train, the squalling of a lusty
babe at the other end of the car, the ani
mated discussion of the two political
champions three seats ahead, or
the solicitations of the peanut fiend
that *. infests all well regulated
passenger trains, when the foregoimg collo- J
guy broke through the crust and roused me
to the exercise of that feminine characteristic !
posed to be entirely curiosity.
"How far are we from there now?"
'•Two stations more," remarked the ro
man tic traveler, as he went into the smoking
car to try and make himself believe that the
stuffed cabbage leaf cigar he had just bought
v.«s a real Havana filled.
"What's the matter with my dropping off a |
train to take a look at lovely Chetek," said I
to myself as we rattled along and Tilden had
been elected president over Blame. and the
?xhausted infant had ceased its wailing for
new worlds to conquer. To think was to
let, and when the fierce looking brakemau
,vith the big yellow moustache yelled out
'C-H-E-T-E-K !" at the door, with coat and
grips I dropped off the car platform.
Into the arms of a benevolent looking old
lentleman I dropped, who said "Blckerd ■
louse," and to him [surrendered my traps,
[f he had said, "your pocket book," that i
vould have gone, too, with the same feeling '■
'..,/,,'./ < ',:/.;■.' The moment my eye swept
he horizon I was a victim, too. The mild •■
orm of insanity which 1 had observed in the i
lassenger who was entertaining his friend '
vith so glowing a description of the scene '
,hat I now beheld, was nothing to that which
possessed me. I had no question to ask
virile riding to my hotel, but simply leaned
jack in the carriage and took it in. A clean,
new, neat, tidy village, of some 700 people,
trith wide, fine streets, located upon a level
[liaiu, overlooking one of the most bewitch
ingly lovely lakes I ever saw, only
lives the outlines ' of the landscape.
Win I came down from the contemplation
of the asthetic to the real nature of my sur
roundings and began to apply the reportori
»l pump in the usual fashion, I learned first
Chetek is located upon a lake,whieh has for
its outlet a river, and is within a township of
Barron county, Wisconsin, all of the same
name. It is a station upon the Eau Claire
and Superior division of the Chicago, St.
Paul, Minneapolis <& Omaha road and is
forty-two miles from Eau Claire and thirty
nine from Spoon (the junction of this,
with the North Wisconsin division,) which
latter place is ninety-nine miles from St.
Barron county isa boomer just thirty miles
square, and was first invaded by the lumber
men in 1857, who' established a logging
camp at Chetek. The county has
to-day 14,000 people, has two
lines of railway crossing it
nnd a third one building. Its assessed valua
tion the year ISS:S was $1,635,185, and it con
tains a large number of improved farms.
The major part of the settlement has been
done within the past thirteen years; the fine
tracts of hardwood country which constitute
so large a portion of its area hav
ing been gladly seized upon by the fann
ers, the splendid home demand which the
adjacent pineries afforded furnishing them
an unrivalled market.
Sept. Ist, 1882, the first passenger train
entered Chetek. Its location at the outlet of
Lake Chetek, where a water power of eleven
feet head was easily obtainable, in the center
<>; a magnificent farming country, with a
water surface of twenty square miles fed by
springs and creeks, and bordered with splen
did pine to furnish an unlimited reservoir
and inexhaustible supply of logs, and with a
beauty of scenery unrivalled anywhere,
Chetek sprang into life at once.
A LUMBERING ci:xter.
It had long been a point or base of opera
tions of the large lumbering firm of Knapp,
Stout & Company, who erected both a saw
mill and a Souring mill here and who oper
ate a number of farms adjacent.
From here to the Chippewa, twenty miles
distant, supplies are drawn forthe lumbering
camps upon* that stream,while for a long dis
tance up and down the Menominee, two
miles from here, and of which the Chetek
river is a branch,thc lumbermen also receive
About two hundred and fifty square miles
ere directly tributary to Chetek, and while a
large part of it is pine or heavy 1
hard wood timber as yet uncleared,
a good percentage of it has
been subjected and is now a fine agricultu- j
ral district, producing splendid crops, and in I
which the people are becoming rich and I
prosperous. Within the area mentioned are |
four flouring mills. In 18S3 there was but I
the one at Chetek, and that one ground for
the farmers, aside from its merchant work.
13,700 bushels of wheat. In ISS3 with all
four mills running, the Chetek mill ground j
for the farmers 19,000 bushels, and the com
ing year bids fair to excel this quantity. In
1883 17,000 bushels of wheat were shipped
from Chetek, while the amount ground for
the use of Knapp, Stout <& Co. and that for
the farmers, swells the wheat receipts of the
place to full 40,000 bushels.
The soil in this section is a sandy loam,
very quick and productive, underlying which
is a heavy clay subsoil. The soil
does not leach and it wears surprisingly well.
All kinds of small grains, tame grasses,
corn and vegetables, produce excellent crops
and the home market afforded for every atom
of agricultural products, as for any and all
stock raised makes farming especially
Of course the two leading industries here
are agriculture and lumbering. The vast
forests of pine which cover so much of' the
surface of the country here in northern Wis
consin, first induced settlement. The Me
nomonee (red cedar) two miles away, the
Chetek river six miles long, and a tributary,
the Chetek lake, and the whole system of
lakes and small streams connected with it,
were all at one time bordered with valuable
pine, which was at once available
for live or six miles from
the bank of lake and river, and the Chippe
wa twenty miles off and its branches pene
trating all the intervening space also cover
ed with pine rendered this section desirable
twenty years ago.
The difficulty and expense of transporting
supplies from the settled country away to the
south, induced the development of the agri
cultural resources of this region so that when
the railroad came it found not a wilderness
but a well settled, thriving, prosperous
country. The large number of men neces
sary in the winter season to cut and draw to
bank the mammoth pine trees, and the force
required to float them out to the main rivers
gives employment to any one who desiret
work and the wages paid them finds its way
n due course of time into the hands of the
merchants and business men.
These consist principally of the milling
interests. The Knapp, Stout and company
mills are at present the only ones. These
consist of a saw mill with planing mill, lath
mill and shingle mill attached, and a large
and very fine flouring mill. The flouring
mill has a capacity of 100 barrels per day
and is kept busy the year round in supplying
the home demand and the lumbering camps
adjacent. The saw mill was also built to
supply the home demand for the different
lumber products, and has a capacity for
about fifteen or twenty thousand feet per
•lay. It could easily be made to cut thirty or
thirty-five thousand if desired, and the flour
ing mill to one of a 300 barrel capacity if the
needs of the country demand it. The company
who own most of the pine which is tributary to
this water system annually cut 10,000.000
feet of logs which are rafted or boomed and
towed across the lake 'and sluiced through the
line dam at its outlet into the Chetek river
and thence into the Menomonie, after which
there is no further trouble. The dam which
furnishes the power for the flouring mill was
built by the company to facilitate the floating
of their logs, saving the surplus water in
times of plenty for those of need. As be
fore remarked, it raises the water over a sur
face of twenty square miles and retains a
vast volume within its gates. /
The other manufacturing interests of
Chetek are as yet in their infancy. A foun
dry and machine shop owned and operated
by Glaze & Trulson is a very successful in
stitution and does business for people for a
long distance off. They do most excellent
A joint stock company with a capital of
SIO,OOO has just been organized to manu
facture a fanning mill and cockle extractor
which bids fair to develop into a large con
Besides the vast forests of pine there is a
large amount of the best hard wood timber
to be found anywhere in this vicinity.
Black, red and white oak, black and white
ash, hard, soft and rock maple, red, white
and rock elm, bitternut, butternut, basswo'od
and poplar are the principal varieties. The
establishment of a large, or of several large,
general wood manufacturing establishments
at Chetek seems to be but a matter of time
as the best place to manufacture, all things
else being equal, is where the material ex
And now as the solid business interests as
they came under my observation have
received their share of atten
tion I turn to the beautiful lake,
which is a theme of great promise.
is one mile by one and one-half in extent
and the word lovely only half expresses its
beauty. Its banks are high and slope to the
water's edge, covered with timber and are
indented by numberless little bays or project
Into the water in romantic capes and head
lands. It forms, as it lies basking in the
sun or bathed in the moonlight, a most be
witching and lovely appearance.
AS A SUMMER RESORT.
The beautiful lake, fine hunting and fish-
Ing and comfortable hotel accommodations
cannot fail to make Chetek a popular sum
mer resort. The locality is a remarkably
healthy one and the pure water,
invigorating air and delightful
scenery are .well calculated to
win favor from all who visit it. It is a
regular "sportsman's paradise" where hunt
ing, fishing and boating may be enjoyed to
ones heart's content. Duck and other water
fowl in their season, prairie chicken and
patridges in theirs, in the most prolific
abundance, are always awaiting the hunter's
skill, while deer and bear, more noble game,
can be tracked in the first light snow and are
yearly killed in great numbers. The beauti
ful Cbetek lake as well as the rest of the
water system which are connected with it are
well stocked with the choicest varieties of fish
while the creeks and brooks are swarming
with the beautiful speckled trout. Besides the
large fleet of row and sail boats with which
Chetek is provided the building of
a steam pleasure yacht forty-five feet long
and fifteen feet beam, has been commenced
which, when completed, will always be at
the disposal of pleasure seekers and ex
cursionists, and which will make regular
daily trips to all places of interest upon the
chain of lakes which are easily accessible
The two cities of Menomonie and Chippe- j
wa Falls have already discovered the at
tractiveness of lovely Chetek, and a club
from each city has been formed which has
erected a summer house each, for the use of
the club and their friends, each one provid
ed with facilities for cooking and sleeping,
and each summer placed in charge of
a steward. The location of these club houses
upon the bank of the lake overlooking both
it and the town is both delightful and
romantic in the extreme. Particularly so is
the one owned by the Menomonie club, i It |
is located upon a high point which projects I
sharply into the lake and has a delightful
drive about its three sides at the water's |
edge. Other beautiful spots remain which j
will no doubt be occupied in time with sim
ilar structures, while the comfortable and
spacious hotels with which the town is pro
vided render it at once a convenient and
desirable pleasure resort.
A tract of forty acres overlooking the
lake and adjoining the village
has been rented by the Barren
County Agricultural society and fitted np with
suitable buildings and a splendid half mile
track. It forma a most delightful drive and
affords one a perfect view of both lake and
town and cannot be rivaled by any shore
drive anywhere. In short, with pleasant
drives, rowing, sailing, hunting: and fishing,
and the most romantic and beautiful scenery
to be found at any inland point in the north
west, Chetek is and must be famous as' a
summer resort, and the citizens of Menom
onie, Eau Claire, Oiiippewa Falls and other
north Wisconsin cities, are to be congratu
lated at having so charming a retreat trom
the heat and dust of summer, which com
bines within itself so many attributes which
render a sojourn there delightful.
The usual business developments to be
found in ordinary towns of 600 people are to
be found at Chetek. First in order comes
their public buildings.
■ There are four denominations represented
here, viz: Presbyterian, Scandinavian Lu
theran, .Methodist and Catholic. Of i these
the two former are erecting churches and the
latter are soon to follow.
A two-story wood building 31x03 with a
projection 12x20 which contains entries and
tower is under process of construction and
will not cost less than $8,000 or $10,000. [t
occupies a conspicuous location and will be
a neat,commodious and well arranged build
ing and a credit to the place.
Of other public buildings there are four
hotels and three public halls. The different
private business interests already represented
are as follows:
General stores, ----- 5
Hardware, ----- 3
Millinery, ... - .2
Jewelry, ------ 1
Furniture, ------ 1
Farm machine warehouses, - - - 2
Grain, ------ 'i
Meat market, ----- 1
Blacksmith shop, ... . - 2
Wagon shop. ------ 1
Gun shop, ------ 1
Shoe shop, - - - - - 2
Harness shop, .... 1
Barber shop, ------ 1
Photograph gallery, - ... 1
Restaurants, -" - - - - -1
Saloons, ----_. 4
Livery stables, - - - - - 2
There are four resident clergymen, five ■
physicians, and two lawyers, a printing
office (the Alert), an Odd Fellows' lodge,
Good Templars' lodge, and a post of the
G. A. E. About the only business as yet un
represented at Chetek is the bakery business,
and an institution of that character would
find a profitable business location here.
The property owners of Chetek are not af
fected with the malady so common to western
towns, and which induces them to set values
at fabulous prices. They regard the pros
perity of their town as a paramount consider
ation, and do not propose to kill it by
fictitious prices. Good lots, in desirable lo
cations, can be bought at from §25 to §350
People who may desire to locate here, eith
er for a pleasant home or for business purr
poses, will find no trouble in finding desira
ble locations within the figures quoted, and
the price of building material at a very mod
erate figure. Courteous attention to stran
gers seems to be the motto of each inhabi
tant of this wide awake town.
THE PEOPLE OF CFfE^v.
Unlike many another place, Chetek con
tains a class of people who have seemingly
but one common purpose. There are no
cliques or factions, and every man in the
pla'ee stands ready to join in any scheme
that has for its object the general public
During my brief sojourn at Chetek I ex
perienced the utmost courtesy and hospitality
at the hands of "its people. To
Messrs. Robert Stewart and C. W. Moore,
merchants, and Mr. Walter Speed, of the
Alert, am I especially indebted for a most
courteous reception and much valuable in
formation concerning Chetek, which I am
thus enabled to give to the public. Whether
it was to skim over the surface of Lovely
Chetek under a full spread of canvas in one
of their beautiful sail boats, to troll for pick
erel or black bass or to "still fish" for wall
eyed pike over the rail of a row boat, to
scratch the sand out of my face and eves
from behind a two-forty mare as they
gave me a ; taste of the turf on
their fine race course, or a more
leisurely ride along the shores of the lake,
viewing the beautiful scenery or examining
the numerous Indian mounds and other
evidences of pre-historie, interest I
was kept well employed, and was most de
In thus recounting a leaf from my book of
personal experience I have given to this
beautiful north Wisconsin village no tinge of
the roseate hue, but have only told a true tale
of its attributes and surroundings, which
will, I am sure, be found to contain much of
interest, but which is tame and barren of
itself as compared with the real features of
the place which has given it the well won
name of Love!// Clielek.
Belleville Murderer Hanged.
St. Louis, May 30.—Win, Brown, colored,
was executed this morning at Belleville, Ills.
The drop was sprung at 10:35. Brown mur
dered a peddler named Lavegne, a poor
crippled Russian exile, whom he induced to
remain all night in his hut near Cohokio,
Ills., February 2G. His cupidity had been
excited by a display of the peddler's wares.
He brained Lavegue with an 'axe, and then
mutilated the body by chopping it into j
pieces. He burned the head, hands and feet |
and buried what remained. At the trial he '<
pleaded guilty. Mary Brown, his wife, is in
ducted also as an accomplice in the terrible
crime. Brown slept a few hours last night
and ate a hearty breakfast this morning.
Sheriff Ropiegel entered his cell at 10 o'clock
and read the death warrant. Brown display
ed no emotion, although his wife was in the
cell abo^e and could be heard sobbing. The
procession then started for the scaffold,
where Brown made a short speech, implicat
ing Jackson and another colored man, who
the grand jury had failed to indict, but who
had been arrested on the strength of one of
Brown's so-called confessions. The culprit
was then pinioned, the noose adjusted, the
trap sprung and in eight minutes he was
The Coroner's Inquest.
Pittsbukg, May 30. —The coroner's inves
tigation of the Knupps tunnel accident was
concluded last night, and a verdict rendered
exonerating the contractors from all blame,
and that every precaution had been taken
and the accident found to be the effect of
quick sand. The names of the men killed
outright are: Joseph Frank. Angelo Frank,
Frank Franz, Francisco Rizzi, Luigi Corladi
no. Giovanni Cuireio and David Carmichael. I
They were Spaniards and Hungarians. Two
others have since died, but the names were
not learned, as they were known to the
boss by numbers. The injured will probably
[Special Telegram to the Globe. I
Glen dive. May 30.—The body of a man
was found in the Yellowstone river, about
forty-five miles below Glendive, last even
ing. His throat had been cut, and other
knife wounds were found on his person.
The coroner has gone down to bold an in
ST. PAUL, MINN., SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1881,
Committee Consideration of Proposal
to Cut Through the Hill.
Conclusion That the Required Changes of
Street Grades "Would Cost
TUo Committee Will Kecommend the
Council to Leave the dill Grade
As It Is.
Last night the committee on streets of the
city council held a meeting at the council
chamber to consider the petition presented
to the council about two weeks ago for the
cutting down the grade of Jackson street
from Pearl street through the hill. The
members of the comittee present were Aid.
Johnson, Otis, Roberts, Starkey and I. St.
There was a large attendence of the prop
erty owners on jacksou, Fourteenth street,
Aurora avenue and a number of other
streets, that are expected to be damaged by
the proposed change of grade.
The following is the petition referred to
asking the change:
To the Honorable, the President and Com
mon Council of the City of St. Paul:
Your petitioners, owners of land fronting
on Jackson street in said city, and represent
ing a majority of the frontage thereon, re
spectfully request your honorable body to
take such immediate action as will result in
establishing a proper grade thereon from the
proposed new bridge across the right of way
of the St. Paul & Manitoba railway southerly
to Pearl street or such other point as shall
insure a uniform, easy grade from the busi
ness portion of the city to said bridge, said
grade to be established by the city engineer,
but not to be more than three feet' to the
Feet on Feet on
E M Lampher 244 J II Pomeroy 250
Itßlakely 300 Gco Adams 20
John S Prince 220 Geo Seibert 50
Geo P Jacob 25 J Austrian 25
Wm Constans 340 D Schntte 25
J W Bass 425 C J McConville... 100
D M Robbins 540 Adam Decker 42 y.
May-all & Maun...957 IB Bass 22^
W P Warner 100 M & A Amsty 25
Jackson street M C C Miles 50
E church 50 C Schuermeier... 44
Mrs P Hardeaberg 50 Wm Lindeke 97
C Friend 25 John B Cook 5G
W C Morrison... 65 Annie M Rice 25
HP Hall 50 John B Sanborn.. fIS
H G Hall 50 P J Bowlin 85>4
J Bjarnstad 40
KMiinnheiiner... 25 JII Murphy 50
Gehau Bros 50 W F Davidson.. 400
P S Harris 240 E G Rogers 47
A L Knight 20 Win Smith 50
S H Gubeck 20 WS Godfrey... 25
Frederick Allis. .150 J X Humphrey. 51
EOBelote 186 G W Browning . 20
X W Kittson 100 Gordon E Cole.. 2tJ lA
Tim Reardon 180 U Greeve &Co . 50
Wm Dawson 225 V D Walsh GU
C Roberta 100 Bazille & Part'ge 20
A 11 Wilder 25 SB Holabird... 35
J H Schurmeir... 40 S Bergman 25
Chas A Petscn .. 110 E Lungeviu 150
KALanpher 25 McQuillan Est.. 113
D M Robbins, 257 ft on Fourteenth street.
TALKING OVER THE MATTER.
As soon as the petition was read Mr. J. T.
McMillan, who has constructed an expensive
residence on the summit of the hill, and who
would be damaged more than any other per
son by the proposed change, gave his views,
which were in substance that the change
was not necegsary; that it would i^ enor
mously expensive and more than the people
could bear; that the time had not come for
such a sweeping change, and that we ought
to wait till the change was imperatively
Mr. Minor who resides on Fourteenth
street, opposed the change for similar rea
sons. He said in addition that for years
the people around in that vicinity had been
bothered with continued efforts to have this
change made, aud it was a continual annoy
ance to them; that they had in the mean
time gone out and improved their property,
put up fences, put out grass plats, planted
shade trees and otherwise beautified and
adorned their property. For all this the lit
tle damages that the board of public works
would ailow would be no compensation
whatever. Money could not uay any man
for the ripping up and tearing to pieces his
home, and unless the improvement was
such an one as is really demanded by public
interests it ought not to be made.
Mr. William L. Kelly spoke in opposition
to the change, and read several communica
tions from some of those win had signed the
above petition. One communication from
William Lindeke asked to have his name
erased from the petition in case he was to be
called upon to pay any assessment for the
change. S. Bergman and J. K. Humphrey
asked to have their names taken off. Mrs.
Caroline Schuermeier also asked to have her
name taken off, as she had no interest in the
change. Charles Friend aud Adam Decker
wanted their names taken off if the grade
was to exceed ten feet at the summit. Com
modore tV. F. Davidson said in his commu
nication that he was opposed to a cut of fifty
five feet at the summit, but favored a reason
able grade, and thought consideration should
be given to all parties and the time dclaved
for the work until fully needed, and adds:
"My name iR to the petition for grading, but
I desire that the grade should be reasona
In addition to the requests above enumer
ated in regard to erasing petitioners' names
Mr. Kelly read a protest signed by W. K.
Merriam, Joseph Oppenheim, John A. and
W. M. Stees and many others in which the
signers state that they have improved their
property with reference to the present grade
of Jackson street and the streets that cross
it; that these improvements are of a perma
nent character and many of them very ex
pensive. They therfore protest, first be
cause the change is unnecessary and im
proper; second, that the destruction of valu
able property, would be enormous and great
ly exceed the benefits; third, that the change
proposed would make it necessary for the
city to acquire by condemnation or other
wise the ownership of the greater portion of
the real estate lying between Univer
sity avenue on the south,
and Viola street on the north, and as far
west from Jackson street, between the
streets named as Grant street; fourth, that
all streets crossing Jackson street at the pro
posed change of grade, will necessarily be
altered in grade, and that said change will
affect all the bill property; fifth, that no
necessity exists for said change. The grade i
at present established is easy, sufficient for
all possible or probable travel over said route,
while Robert street which enters Jackson
street at Sherburn avenue is only a grade of
four feet to the hundred, and is an easy and
practicable route over the hill; sixth, that
without a bridge over the St. Paul & Mani
toba railway the road, as an avenue leading
to the country is valueless, but a proper
bridge will cost at least §200,000, atd a
bridge is not likely to be made.
Mr. Kelly also presented anoth£ protest,
signed by a large number of other citizens
giving the same reasons as those embodied
in the above protest, with this additional
one: t;For the reason that the shops of the
St. Paul <fc Manitoba road and Oakland cem
etery form an impassable barrier to any great I
thoroughfare in that direction."
To fortify the above and render the same
stronger Mr. Kelly read a letter from Mr.
Thomas Lowry, president of Uie St. Paul
street railway, to Mr. William R. Merriam,
which reads as follows:
St. Paul, May 19, ISB4.
W. It. Merriam, Dear Sir: In reply to your
inquiries as to the probable extension of the
street railway on Jackson street, I Would say
that in ray judgment the needs of the city
will not require such extension for many
years,' if ever. The company does not desire
to continue its line over the bill beyond
Thirteenth street. Tours, &c,
Thomas Lowry, President.
The number of feet represented by the
protests count up 9,941.
In reply to all these objections Capt Rus
sell Blakeley gave • a brief account of the
previous efforts of the people in favor of the
improvement, and argued that if the im
provement had been ordered six years ago,
when the people asked for it, the
expenses would have been much less than
they would now since the property has largely
increased in value,and some costly improve
ments had been made. Yet, notwithstand
ing this the expense of the change would not
now be nearly as great as those opposed to
the change declared it would be. It was an
improvement that must, in the nature of the
case be made at some time. No Bane man
would for a moment believe that a city like
St. V.iul would continne to exist with such an
impediment to progress and business, as the
one presented by this hill. It is in the cen
ter of the town from east to west and yet as
it now stands it hemmed the town in with
in half a mile from the river. It was impos
sible that this should continue for any great
length of time,and it would be less expensive
to make the improvement now than it would
in a few years from now.
Mr. H. F. Stevens pointed to the junction
of Pearl and Jackson streets and stated that
the space from the river to Pearl street, on
Jackson, represented one of the busiest
streets in St. Paul, and asked if it was the
intention and desire of people to stop all
trade at Pearl street? He then proceeded to
explain the necessity of having free and
easy access to the region over behind the
hill, and said the city could not afford to stop
business and population from going
into the country over in that direc
tion. He referred to the great advantage the
city had derived from the opening of Misais
sippi street but cutting it through the hill at
Nash street. In doing this the city made it
one of the best streets in St. Paul, and added
largely to the value of the business of city.
He closed by declaring that this important
improvement ought not to be stopped just
because two or three men had built residen
ces upon the sightly location formed by this
THE ACTIO3T OP THE COMMITTEE.
At the conclusion of the arguments the ad
vocates and opponents of the change
retired and left the committee
to determine what they would do with it.
These who favored the change wanted it re
ferred to the board of public works, while
those who opposed it desired to kill it in . the
committee being fearful that if it got into
the board of public works it would go through
in spite of all they could do. After talking
over the matter a while the committee decid
torecommend the council to refuse to grant
the prayer of the petitiou by a vote of 4 to 2.
—Otis, Dowlan, Starkey, St. Peter.
Fall of a Baltimore Warehonse—
/,xj Several Men Killed.
Baltimore, May 30. —A terrible accident,
occurred at Hooper's building, No. 3", South
Gay street at 2 this afternoon. Several per
sons are known to have been crushed to
death. The weight of the cotton stored in
the building . caused its collapse. When
fife fri;nt of the. building fell in three' or
four persons were in the counting room
and in the shipping office. There
were at least fifteen or twenty in the
front of the storehouse. The firemen and
police are busily engaged removing the
debris, in order to get the people out. The
crowd around the building and vicinity is so
great that it is impossible to get the par
ticulars at present. The body of Mortimer
11. Sinthieum, cashier of the house, has
been found packed in between several
barrels. It was.impossible to reach him. A
man, named Keily, and a colored boy have
lso been found among the ruins.
Up to seven this evening only the bodies
of Linthicum and the colored boy, J. E.
Bowen. have been recovered, in addition to
those already named. Edward Bowen, col
ored porter, is in the wreck. Win. H. Cork
ran, clerk, was caught under the timbers but
was little injured. Dugdale & Long, fertiliz
ers, occupied front office on the second
floor, and Benjamin Greenwood, Golden,
Hook, and Kenneth and McLea, employes,
are known to have been there when the
crash came. Greenwood reached a window
and was rescued without serious injury.
Hook and McLea are still under the debris,
the whole of which is filled with gas from
broken pipes. The building was supposed to
be one of the most substantial in the city,
with heavy side walls and blue stone front
and had been occupied for several years by
Win. E. Hooper & Sons, cotton goods manu
facturers, and an immense stock was stored
on the five floors. On which floor the break
occurred is not known, and all are down
from the front to within about fourteen feet
of the rear, which opens on Frederick street.
The counting room is on the rear first floor,
and the most persons were there when the
break occurred. One-half of the upper front
was thrown down, and the remainder so
broken and pushed outward that it is liable
to "fall at any moment. The warehouse was
built about twenty-five years ago, and was
long used as a tobacco house. The ground
was filled in, having once been the river
shore. The foundation is said to have set
tled down, and the immense weight of the
goods was the cause of the calamity.
Chicago, May 30.—The morning trains
brought in a portion of the lowa delegation,
three members of the South Carolina delega
tion and six of the Texas delegates. Beyond
a few scattering delegates from Ohio and
Kentucky, and the arrival of a portion of the
Illinois delegations, the above constitute the
only addition made to the few who had ar
rived during the two preceding days. From
New York, Pennsylvania and the national
capital, however, come large additions to the
advance guard of those interested in the
outcome of the national convention, but who
form no part of its working body. Their
presence, however, has imparted great life
to the preliminary skirmishing, and for the
first time the hotels are taking on the air of
activity shown by them for a week prior to
the convention of four years ago. Head
quarters were opened this morning for the
Arthur and Blame forces, those of General
Logan having been in existence for some
days. The remainder of the lowa delegation
will arrive to-morrow morning, at which
time the California delegation will also put
in appearance". The organization of state
delegations will occur to-morrow afternoon.
St. Paul Rollers;
Cor. Jackson an I Tenth streets.
OPEN- EVERY DAT AND EVENING.
CSfGreat Western Band Wednesday and Sat
EXHIBITION BY f *
Miss NELLIE, the Queen of Rollers, May 29
30 and 31. ' .. * '
MATINEE Saturday afternoon.
Club skates on sale at the Kink. "
Last opportunity of witnessing
REXTFROWS MUSICAL COMEDY CO
THE JOLLY PATHFINDERS!
In Sketches of Fun at the Pleasure Grounds. "
jafajiecial Matinee at 2:30 p. m. ael
And Daring the Coming Week
Corner Third and Robert streets,
We continue our Special Sale of Broken
Lots in CHILDREN'S, BOYS' and MEN'S
It concerns YOU to pay attention to !
these prices, as should you contemplate
:: buying the saving in dollars and cents
by selecting from the following lots, will
be no small matter.
Lot 21264, Children's Suits (ages 4 to 11),
$3,50; former price $5.
J§ Lot 21115, Children's Suits (ages 6to 11
$3.50; former price $4.50.
| Lot 21265, Sailor Suits (ages 4to 11),
$1.50; former price $2.
We have four lots in Creedmore Suits
for Boys, ages 4 to 11, at $4, $4.50 and $5;
reduced from $5, $5.50 and $6.
Our Boys' Knock-about and Wear Re
sisting Suits are still sold for $5. On
these suits we can make no reduction, as
they have always been the best value in
suits of this character that we have ever
Lot 20847, Harvard suits (for boys 9 to 13)
' $5; former price $6.50. - '
Lot 21127, Harvardstits (for boys 9 to 13)
$6; pformer rice $7
Lot 21096, Harvard suits (for boys 9 to 13)
$6; former price $7.50-
Lot 9876, Coatee suit (for young men 15,
16, 17 years old), $5; former price $8
Lot 20506, Coatee suits (for young men
13 to 17), $6.50; former price $8.50.
We show Harvard and Coatee suits at
$7, $8, $9 and $10, that have always been
called cheap at an advance of from $2 to
$3 a suit on these prices.
Lot 10328, Young Men's suits, ages 17 to
21, $10; former price $13.
Lot 10454, Young Men's suits, ages 17 to
21, $8; former price $12.
, Lot 10263, Young Men's suits, ages 17 to
21, $12; former price $14.
And about fifteen other lots in suits at
$14, $15, $16, $18 and $20, showing an
average reduction of about 20 perct.
Lot 1253, Men's All-wool suits, $8.00;
former price $10.00.
Lot 671, Men's All-wool suits, $8.00;
Lot 1326, Men's All-wool Millers' suits,
00; former price $12.00.
1 Lot 10328, Men's All-wool suits, $10.00;
former price $13.
Lot 842, Men's All-wool suits, $10.00;
, Lot 846, Men's All-wool suits, $12.00;
■ . former price $15.00.
In Men's suits at $15.00, $18.00, $20.00,
$22,000 and $25.00, we show a splendid v
assortment at prices reduced in the same
proportion as our cheaper suits.
NOVELTIES in Bicycle suits, Tourists'
,'.-■ • suits with Caps to match; Children's
Blouse suits with Belts to match, Shirt
Waists. Jersey suits, Boating Shirts.
We are the largest retail Hat, Cap and
Furnishing Goods dealers in St. Paul, and
in READY-MADE CLOTHING we are
> the largest dealers in the Northwest.
->' ONE-PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE, r
Corner Third? and Robert Sts, St. Paul.
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in the World.
New and handsone styles Just ont!
A first class Piano at a low price !
And on the most LIBERAL TERMS I
63?" Special prices to Clergymen and Teachers.
Do not fail to write us.
ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS.
MRS. M. C. THAYErT^
418 Wabashaw street.
Sohmer and other Pianoes, New and Second Hand.
New England, Smith, American, Bay State and
Everything in the line of Musical Merchandise, ;
at lowest prices and best terms. ' 130-ly \
For Pianos lOrgans
For Easy and Best Terms,
For Catalogues and Lowest Prices.
For Agencies and Territory. Address
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115 E. Seventh street, ST. PAUL.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
GREATEST HIT OF THE SEASON.
A CONSTANT ROAR OF LAUGHTER.
TO-MGHT ASD SATURDAY MAIEEE.
JdM T. Raymonfl,
GRAND RALLY EVERY SIGHT.
Seats on sale this morning.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
Engagement of America's Greatest Character
Artists, Mr. & Mrs.
OEO. S. RIGHT,
Under the Management of Mr. John H. Havlin,
Monday Evening, June 2, also
Marsden's Laughing Success, the New
During the action of the play Mr. and Mrs,
. Knight's famous specialties,
NEW SONGS, NEW DUDE,
GREAT FIT, GREAT COMPANY.
Tuesday and Wednesday Even'g,.
June 3 and 4,
Bronson Howard's master play
"A character born to live."— T. Herald.
Usual prices. ' Sale of seats commences Satur«
day. ■ ■ ■ ,
Of the Splendid Performance of.
The Greatest Musical Success
. EVER KNOWN IN ST. PAUL
Or the Northwest.
The management of the St. Paul Choral Society
have decided to repeat the grand oratorio at j
Moiiflay Jnne 2,
Hoping that all the lovers of music will attend.
The prices are fixed as follows:
Reserved seats ' 81 00
Admission to lower hall 7S
Admission to ga11ery......... 59
Seats can be reserved at Manger's musio store
on Saturday morning.
Gives Special Bargains in
Olough & Warren Organs.
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St, Paul, Minneapolis ; & Manitoba R'y.
Leave St. Paul... 7:30 a. m. ' 5:30 p.m.
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Arrive St. Paul :.' 7:30 a. m. ; 7:00 p.m.
■! At Wayzata trains connect with, steamboats tot
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