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BY HIS OWN HAND.
Suicide of T. S. McManus, a
of St. Paul. '■;■*}
The Startling: Vision Which Greeted
the Clerks in His Store Yes
How It Was Done, the Supposed Causes, a
Previous Attempt, and Sketch of A,
At ten minutes past ' o'clock yesterday morn
ing the shipping clerk In the employ of Thomas
S. McManus, wholesale and retail confectioner
at Nos. 31 and iS feast Third street, entered the
store, and was about to arrange for the com-
mencement of the day's business when a sur
prising and start sight met his view. Sitting
bolt upright In a chair which occupied a posi
tion by his private desk, with head thrown back
and feet resting on a couple of stools, was the
form of Mr. McManus, cold and rigid In death.
Lying or. the desk were his pipe and tobacco
box, an empty half-pint flask labelled "Rye
■Whiskey," and three notes addressed to his wife
while a handkerchief lay in his lap. The young
man who had made the startling discovery
called In a couple et the employes, who had by
this time put in their appearance, and a messen
ger was sent to bring Dr. 11. It. Wedel, the fam
ily physician. The notes addressed to his wife
were gathered up and sent to Mrs. McManus,
who for the past few days had been a guest at
Mrs. Puller's boarding house on West Fourth
street. Her grief on hearing the sad intelligence
was most touching, and the sacred sorrow and
emotions of the moment, may for obvious reasons
be passed over In silence.
Meantime Dr. Wedel arrived, and upon exam
ination of the body he said that life had been
extinct at least five or six hours. Coroner
(^uiuii, who bad also been summoned, put in a
speedy appearance, and while there was no out
ward sign or evidence of violence.and for reasons
which will appear later on in this narrative, pro
nounced it a case of suicide. The body was
thereupon moved to the undertaking rooms of
Leigh & <'0., on West Fourth street, to await the
further orders of the coroner and the wishes of
Tbe news of the tragic ending of so honorable,
respected and worthy a life spread very rapidly,
and on nil sides was beard nothing but expres
sion- of regret and sorrow, mingled with senti
ments of sympathy for the bereaved and stricken
In several respects the abrupt termination of
a life, the possessor of which had been so intel
ligent, kind and upright in all his relations to his
family and the world, offered a seemingly
strange paradox, and the query was naturally
made "why did be do it, what combination of
circumstances could impel him to commit the
deed?" To those who are conversant with the
world and the physical conditions of the man the
question is one that offers a comparatively easy
It is due the kind and gentle wife and help
mate of the deceased and his family, on whom
the blow falls with much crushing force, to ex
plain that so far us can be learned, bis domestic
relations were the happiest that can bo Imagined,
he was a kind and generous father, a devoted and
loving husband, and no shallow of marital in
felicity had ever darkened the threshold of their
THE REASON FOR TUB ACT.
For more than two years past Mr. McManus
has been a constant sufferer from acute dyspep
sia nnd heart disease. At times he would suffer
the most poignant pain, and during all the period
named he has been under the care of physicians,
finding only temporary relief, it is suspected
also that recently the malady from which In'
Buffered partially clouded his mental vision, and
more lately be lias been haunted' with tiie idea
of financial mm. It Is thought thai bis buslt'css,
which was very extensive, has fallen off lately, i
as has all branches of trade, and he may have
been pressed somewhat for ready money.
In this connection a prominent gentleman and
friend of the deceased said yesterday, that while
ho may have been slightly embarassed, his mind
was In such a condition us to make nearly all
trouble of this kind imaginary. However, it is
evident from what could be learned that lie had
meditated the act fur a week or two and that he
had prepared for it accordingly.
Till: FIRST ATTEMPT. i ,:
Some weeks ago he rented hi-- handsome homo ' :
on Ramsey street and sent his family to Cin
cinnati, where they expected to remain visiting
friends for the remainder of the summer. At
the beginning of last week bis health grow
worse and manifesting Symptoms of gastric
fever be telegraphed for bis family.
The family made haste to return, reaching si
Paul n week ago yesterday. Having rented their
residence for a year the] secured board at the
establishment above mentioned.
On the evening of the same day Mr. McManus.
■scared four and one-half grains of morphine
and repaired to the second lloor of bis store,'
used for packing and storing goods. He pro
reeded to take several doses, or, In fact, all of
the drug, any one of which would, no doubt,
been sufficient to produce dentil bad be not been.'
discovered. Hearing an unusual noise in the sec
ond story, one of the employes went up stairs to
ascertain the cause and discovered Mr. McManus
lying on the > floor in apparent agony.
Drs. Ritchie and beaten wore called in and
they at once discovered that he bad taken the
drug, and powerful emetics were administered to
counteract its deadly Influence. The physicians
worked with him the most of the night and after
the emetics had done their work he was made to
walk the floor fur several hours, this being tin
only means of saving him. since then. Dr.
Wedel, his physician, has given him constant
attendance, and it was hoped that he was recur
' ering in both mind and body.
THE fatal nose.
Last Wednesday he was at the storo nearly all
day attending to business, and during the day he
received several calls from friends, and among
others entertainod his wife.
With regard to the exact nature of the drug
Which took him off some doubts are entertained,
and in view of the reticence of tho family and
employes of the store, and the further fact that
no Inquest has yet been held, the facta as gleaned
from various sources may be stated as fol
During Wednesday he sent a message to the
drug house of Merill & Ryan and ordered a
quantity of flavoring extracts used in the man
ufacturing of candles. Among other things he
ordered two ounces of prussic acid, the deadly
Influence of which is well known, it being one
of the few drags that produce almost instant
According to the best information he was last
Been about 9:45 o'clock Wednesday night. At
that honr he dismissed a couple of gentlemen in
charge of tbe wholesale department and they re
tired tor the night leaving Mr. McManns alone
In the store by his desk. What transpired after
wards is of course mostly conjectured. As no
trace of the drug could be found it is supposed
that he wrote the letters alluded to at the begin
ning of this article, after which, it being then
about 1 o'clock a. m.. he put the
drug into the whisky and drank it
As stated, death __sst have been instantaneous.
This is the theory of Coroner tjuinn and other
expert-'. but its correctness cannot be fully known
until after the autopsy, which may be held to
addressed to his wife were of a farewell charac
ter, and showed that he was at least partially
sensible of what ho was about to do. They were
disconnected and in a scrawling hand, while one
of tho missives was written on the back of a
draft, lie bid his wife and children a fond fare
well, saying that he ronld not endure the physi
cal strain longer, and he advised his wife in set
tling his business affairs to do nothing excepting
by the advice of an attorney.
Pr. t'uinn is himself so confident that It is a
clear case, of suicide that he hardly deems It ad
visable to hold au inquest.
SKETCH OP his Lira.
Mr. HeMaam, was about fifty-three years of
ace ami he took up his residence in St. Paul,
about fifteen year* ago. By profession he was a
druggist and chemist and therefore knew the
properties of the drug ho is supposed to have
taken. At one time he was connected with a
leading drag house of Cincinnati, and' when a
yonng man he occupied a trusted position In
the war department at Washington.
Upon his arrival in St. Panl he engaged In the
manufacture of candy with Mr. John Zirkelbach,
brother of Officer Zirkelbach of the police force.
The Utter retired after a few rears and left the
deceased full owner of the business. A few
years ago he took Into partnership a gentleman
named King. The decease of the latter three
*■>*-« aw left him again alone, and since then
he has conducted the business himself. From a
small beginning and limited means he rose by
industry, temperance and " strict attention to
business to occupy the position of being the
most extensive dealer of the kind in this state.
He is considered, indeed, to have amassed a
large furtune and recently he greatly enlarged
his store and business facilities. He was an
Englishman by birth and leaves a wife and three
bright and beau;; ill children. - v'".A'
He was an honored member of Ancient Land
mark free and accepted Masons, and of Franklin
lodge A. O. U. W. He had his life insured in
masonic relief orders in St. Paul, New York and
Chicago, the sums aggregating $7,000 or $8,000,
besides which he was insured in other regular
companies, the total amounting, it is thought, to
about $20,000 or $25,000.
Iv conversation with a friend of the deceased
last evening, the former said that he was afraid
Mr. McManus had branched out too heavy in a
business way, and that the consequent trouble
hail unsettled his reason.
The remains will be removed to the family
residence on Ramsey street this morning and the
funeral will take place from Christ church on
As a matter of speculation it may be stated
that Officer Pendy, who was on the Bridge
•Square beat all of Wednesday night, states that
in passing the store at 2:30 o'clock yesterday
morning, he saw Mr. McManus Standing]-— his
office. In passing along his beat the officer re
marked that he conld'not imagine how McManus
could be around during business hours after
being up all night.
The Italian fruit dealer on the corner of Third
and Cedar streets, also advances a statement
which does not chime with the theory of sudden
death advanced by »he doctors. He asserts posi
tively that on coming down to his stend at 6:30
o'clock yesterday morning he saw Mr. McManus
come up on the south side of Third street.and
when' opposite the office of the express company,
strike a tangent for his store. At thatftime he
looked pale and haggard.
Practically a Suicide from Overwork but
not an Intentional Suicide.
The death of Mr. McManus is one of the saddest
surprises to all who knew him, especially as it
causes a suspicion of suicide, which none of his
friends will for a moment admit. That he took
an overdose of a powerful drug to ease the rack
ing pain in his head is undoubtedly true, but
that he took to destroy life is not at all credi
ble. He suffered agonies of pain, because Na
ture would be revenged for the unvarying routine
of fourteen years of the closest, intensest, and
most absorbing application which, any man
ever gave to business. He did the work of three
men with a persistency and fidelity which never
let up, never took a holiday, aud never relaxed
from the remorseless routine he had mapped
out for himself.
His business grew like magic. From a small
beginning it ramified until it was conspicuous and
No wonder. All the while he was unconsci
ously putting into it the most costly capital any
human being can bring to his work — his very life.
Herein is the pathos of it all, and his self immo
lation was suicide, only he wasn't fully cognizant
His'duily routine was so inflexible that it pre
cluded the appreciation of the man at his, finest
and best. He had very high natural capabili
ties, und he was carefully und liberally educated.
His reading 'had been extensive, and his conver
sation was always original and interesting, with
a flavor of humor that was fresh and genial.
His bearing was courteous, and his kindness
spontaneous. No one could have a finer sense
of honor, nor a in ore genuine instinct of hos
In his home he appear! d i^his best, in beau
tiful thoughtfulness towards his family, and in
generous manifestation to his friends. He loved
his home with the peculiar devotion which his
English birth and training had fostered, and his
pride was to make it the final resting place
where domestic comfort and enjoyment might
abound. No man in the community gave more
solid conviction of living to enjoy such a home.
His very walk evinced healthy vitality. He
was cheerful, apparently contented to keep in
the routine, until his measure of ambition, or ac
quisition, was reached.
Hut that subtle minister the brain gave out
in suffering and anguish. With weary hands
holding his helpless head, which had become so
exquisitely painful that the wearing of his hut
was insupportable, this tired, overworked gen
tleman sought relief in the drug which caused
his death. Considerate, loving, anxious for his
family, unembarrassed in his business, he cer
tainly was, and no motive for suicide i? evident.
tin recovering from the liri-t overdose,
be . said, "What I took wasn't
efficacious, and I win sintering
acutely. 1 repeated it and my band was
"i driinsy 'so that I must have taken more than
But it ii nil immaterial now. Death found
him at his desk, si ate I in the chair where he had
imprisoned hi life's forces for many a year.
A successor will probably step Into the busi
ness which has In it the costliest capital tinder
thy sun —but we who knew Thomas Seville Mc-
Manus at his best, will not soon forget him nor
recall Ins untimely death, without the saddest
thrill of regret. i
, Th- funeral of the late Thos. S. McManus will
occnr on Sunday afternoon, under the direction
of Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 5, of which he
was a member.
, Real Estate and Building.
i Fifteen transfers were recorded in the office of
the register of deeds yesterday, aggregating
(24,125, as follows:
John Grady to X Lungevin, lot 5, block 180,
Robertson's addition, $4,500.
.Los Freeman to X Langevin, lots 3 and 18,
block 20, Brown A Jackson's addition, $000. •
.1 H Bryant to ("has E Lin wood.' lots 4 and 6,
block i. Bryant's park, $900.
, Albert Seheffor to 11 J Wirack, lot 20, block 4,
Terry's addition. $3-9.
j Fred Schroeder to Geo Brown, lots 7,8 and 0,
block in, Oakville pari, 2575.
• West Side Land and Cottage Co. to Mrs 11
Horn, lots 11 and 12, block 9, Woodbury & Case's
addition, $1,-0 I.
Bertha Theobald to Aug Ohage, part of lot 50,
block 86, Dayton A Irvine's addition, $4,809.
Bertha Theobald to Aug Ohage, part of lot 50,
block 86, Dayton & Irvine's addition, $3,641.
ALMayall to John 1) Moran, lots 13 and 14,
block 21, Winslow's addition, $4,400.
i; A Smith to tin- ,1 Itohland, lots 1,5 and 6,
block 8, Rogers & Coleman's addition, $040.
A Turnbull to Then ilnmm. lots land 15, block
lit. and lot 8, block 13, Irvine's addition, 51, 125.
II A Kelllher to Same, lot 7, block 13, Irvine's
second addition, $810.
E R Bryant to M C Molady, tot 4, block 9, Ba
zille-C Roberts' addition, f.,000.
Baas & Cunningham to Elizabeth Hickey, lot
2;, block .'!. Brightwood Park, $500.
Beyer & Lux to Joseph Fecht, part of lots 1
audit, Zregler & Manser's addition, $500.
Bonding Inspector Johnson issued the follow
ing permits to build yesterday:
John Jasencok, one and one-halt story frame
dwelling on north side of Reaney, between Earl
and Cypress, SSOII.
J. 11. Morony, one-story frame dwelling on
north side of Olivet, between ' Milton and Vic
Joseph Schepperle. one and 'one-half story
frame dwelling on south side of Morton, between
Seminole and Ohio, 1860,
Stephen Pepin, one and one-half story frame
on north side of Winnipeg, between - Park end
Mrs. Sehnmlx, ono-story frame dwelling on
University, between Maekubin and Kent, $750.
Chas. A. King, completing one and one-half
-■ -• frame dwelling on north side of Hague,
Theo. Karstadt, one-story frame shed between
Randolph and Barton. $85.
<:. W. Gray, two -story brick veneered store
and dwelling on north side of University, be
tween Virginia and Western, §2,900.
Insurance is a good thing whether applied
to life or property. Xo less a blessing is any
thing that Insures good health. Kidney-
Wort does this. It is nature's great remedy.
It is a mild lull efficient cathartic, and acting
nt the same time on the Liver, Kidneys and
Bowels, it relieves all these organs and ena
bles them to perform their duties perfectly.
It has wonderful power. See advt.
Ho Wants $4.000 Damages-
Readers of the Globe will remember that
some time in May last, while Wm. Scott and his
boarders were quietly taking their evening
meal at the honse of the former on the edge of
the bluff on the West side, a sudden explosion
in a quarry a short distance above caused stone
and dirt to fall upon the house in such quanti
ties and with snch force as to entirely demolish
It. together with the furniture therein, the occu
pants narrowly escaping with their lives. Mr.
Scott yesterday brought suit in the district court
against Michael O'Brien, the owner oj the quarry,
alleging that the accident occurred through the
carelessness or malice of the latter: that the
plaintiff had repeatedly railed the attention of
Mr. O'Brien to the dangerous state of thiugi.
hot that the latter* had paid no attention to me
statements of Mr. Scott, the plaintiff, who now
prays that the court award him the - :.:i of
$4,000, the damage to house, urnii-r? aud busi
. EfT" Toe Wlll be IIAtFT. — Make your old
things look like H* by using t h, ■ Diamond
Dyes, and yon will In happy. Any. of the
fashionable colon for 10c at tin* drngr'sts.
, Wells. Kicharojoa _ Co.. Barlinctoa- V r__ .'.-.:'
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8,1884.
OUR BOYS IN BLUE.
The Minnesota National Guards En
Report of Capt. Games Lawsou to Gov.
The following is the report of Capt. Dailies
La-.vson of the Twenty-fifth U. S. infantry, who
was detailed by the United States war depart
ment to inspect and criticise the first and second
regiments in their late annual encampments at
Winona and Lake Calhoun at the request of the
■'-' '-- -\ ■
POET Sxellixg, Minn., July 31, 1884. '
To His Excellency L. F. Hubbard, Governor of
Minnesota: :-: v ;;.' A"A
In .compliance with special order 63, head
quarters department of Dakota, dated June 10,
1884, I have the honor to make the following
report as the result of my observation, while in
camp with the state troops of Minnesota at
Winona and Lake Calhoun.
the second regiment.
. The troops at Winona were the Second Regi
ment Minnesota National guards, and the Emmet
Light artillery, all under the command of Col.
'Joseph Bobletter, Second regiment. The camp
was well selected, near the city aud quite near
the Mississippi river, where excellent bathing
could be had, and the shade trees proved a bless
ing during the warm days. Water was supplied
at each company kitchen by drive wells, and ice,
wood and straw was furnished free of charge by
the generous citizens of Winona. Tents for
both officers and men were wall, and each one
brought what bedding®, required while in camp.
As the state is not prepared to subsist her
troops, the messing of the men was done by com
panies, the purchases being made by a non-com
missioned officer, under the supervision of the
company commander, the men paying for the
supplies out of their own pay, which was $1 per
diem. Fresh beef and vegetables were supplied
in abundance, at a total cost to each man of
about fifty cents per day, and while it cost some
of the men more than that, 1 am satisfied that a
company can live well on that amount.
Mornings are devoted to drills, and afternoons
to target practice, parades, gua«d mount, etc.
The drills were usually in the school of the com
pany and participated in by the officers, while
half the companies had skirmish drills. which
were well performed. All participated in bat
talion drills. At first there was a marked ten
dency to lose distance, especially in the new or
ganizations, but before the camp broke up there
was a marked improvement in this and it is to be
regretted they 'could not have another week in
camp. Target practice was a feature in the
camp, distance fired, 200 yards. Two of the com
pany teams, "D" and "I," did very good shoot
ing and some of the men of the other teams did
very well individually. During the encampment
the troops were received by your excellency,
and Dens. Gould and McCarthy. At Col. Bof
letter's request on Sunday morning, I made an
inspection of the command and the number
present thereat were as follows :
Field, staff and band ;..'..' 30
Co. A, Captain E. J. Collins 38
" B, " James Hunter 45
" C, " M. T. Huehley .....36
" D, " Wm. Bird .38
" X, '• T. E. Schlenden 31
". F, " J. S. Washburne 39
" G, " M.M.Trowbridge 31
" 11, " D. F. Goodrich 41
" J, " J. C. Danahower 43
i" X, •'" L.'Houde 29
Emmet_,Light Artillery 21
Some of the companies had good turn outs and
others very small. A great many changes have
taken place among their commissioned officers
since the last annual encampment. Five cap
tains have resigned, in one company Jail the offi
cers have been changed, and only eight men of
this company in camp last year were present this
year. The arms, as a rule, were not as clean as
they should be, some or the companies have not
provided themselves with the uniform adopted
by (he state,' and cannot be expected to do this
at once without some assistance from some
source. ' ' The police regulation of the camp was
The Emmet Light artillery were with but few
men in camp, no battery officer being present,
and their drills were under the supervision of
Gen. MacCarthy while 'he > was present. They
presented the same soldierly appearance' as lust
A sham battle on Saturday, July 12, was much
enjoyed by about 15,000 spectators and the affair
was quite successful. The skirmishing was es
pecially good and no accident occurred to any
one engaged. Both officers and men in this en
campment were very earnest and painstaking in
the discharge of their duties, and no case of
drunkenness came under my observation.
The First regiment, Col. W. B. Bend, encam
ped at Lake Calhoun from July 10 to July 24'
where there was good bathing and shade, but Ihe
ground selected was not large enough for the
camp and battalion drills, yet there was a week
of good, hard work accomplished. In the bat
talion drills the same trouble In losing distance
occurred as at Winona, which much improved
the last days of the encampment, but on the
whole they were very good. The regiment was
reviewed on Saturday, July 17. by Col. G. L.
Anderson Twenty-flftb infantry, who expresses
himself as well pleased with the military bearing
and deportment of the regiment. On Tuesday,
July i."-. your excellency aecompanie ' by Gener
als McCarthy and Murphy and by Colonels Bob
letter, Moore and Brandt and by Major Hyjortz
berg reviewed the regiment. On Sunday, at Col.
Mend's request, I made on Inspection of the regi
ment, the number present thereat being as fol
Field, staff, and band 81 35 .
Co. A, Copt, Benj Harrison. . .80 60
" I!, ■" P. J. Welch . ...88 53 '>
" C, " F. P. Wright .35 88
" l), " K. S. Bean 37 68
"E, " Wm. Blakely 31 50
" F, " M.E. Clapp 84 55
" (J, " A. P. Peaice 34 53
'•11, " L. W. Leavitt 31 64
v«T, » c. Me Reeve 88 53
" K. " W. O. 8r0n50n....30 05
Totals 869 591
.Some of the companies were well represented
and others very slimly. The arms of a majority
of them were found in good condition, but in
some there was but little attention paid to keep
ing th"m clean, which was the fault of the
company commanders The clothing fitted the
men well and as they are all uniformed alike
they present a very soldiery appearance. The
messing was by companies, purchases being
made by a non-commissioned officers un -
der supervision of the company commander. It
varied in cost from $1 to fifty cents per man and
was paid forout of the men's salaries. The
camp was well policed, but little sickness pre
vailed and no case of drunkenness came under
my observation. .
The target practice was in charge of Dr.
Skinner, a noted fine shot, and was well attended
and the distance fired was 100 and -iW yards. On
Tuesday evening, July __, a team of the field and
staff, and ten men from each company being al
lowed, the prize was a beautiful banner, which
was won by Company 11., (apt. Lcavitt by
score of two points over Company A. There are
some excellent shots in this regiment, and I was
pleased that so much interest was taken in tar
Tbe officers and men in this regiment, as in the
Second, were very zealous in the discharge of
"heir duties as soldiers, and quite a spirit of em
ulation exists among the companies, which I
most sincerely hope may prove of great benefit
in the future.
I would most respectfully submit the follow
ing' recommendations for the consideration of
your excellency :
First— That the captains of companies make
frequent inspections of the arms of their respec
tive commands and see that they are kept in a
clean condition, that the old rifles now in the
hands of some of the companies be turned in
and replaced by caliber 45 and safety notch, and
i that an armory bo provided for each company. ;
Second — That more attention be paid to the
school •'-.. soldiers, especially the setting up of
drill exercises. A soldier may be well drilled in
the manual of arras, company and battalion drill,
but nnless-he carries himself in a soldierly man
ner, he will net create as favorable an impres
sion as he wo : '• If he carried him-clf erect.
Third That both officers and soldiers be re
qaired to pass a p'nisu-al examination before be
ing accepted in the service of the state. While
great care has been taken in some copipaaies,
like '.>-_"- an I l>«aa>. of toe
first regiment. Hunter's cf the second,
regiment and the Emmet Light nrtillerv. I am
satisfied that there are men on the rolls in both
regiments that would not pass a competent
Fourth — That camp eqnipac-' be supplied to
I each regiment. iisi.- «no save the trouble and
I expense of shipping from one place of encamp
! ment to another bcs_e_ each regiment will take
I ido in taking care of its own proit-rty.
1 Firth— That the state, in , addition to the
! presort aiiowan-e. pay to each officer snd soldier
f fifty «ni* per day for their subsistence while in
J the service of the state. ■ . , o
i -Uith That soic'^sy-Cera of accot-ntahility be
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adopted, by which the company commanders be
requested to make annual returns to the proper
official of all the state property' for Which he is
accountable. This report should also be re
quired to be made when an officer
leaves tho service. ' That A suitable
muster and pay rolls .and morning reports be re
quired. The latter reports now in , use in the
army would answer the purpose very well. . '
Seventh— That there be allowed to each regi
ment an instructor of musketry, with' rank of
Ist Lieutenant whose duties shall be to superin
tend target practice, and that an inspector of
rifles he appointed for the state. '
in concluding this brief report I desire to ex
press my sincere thanks to your excellency,
Adjutant General McCarthy, Colonels Bobleter
and Bend, and the officers and soldiers under
their command, for the uniform courtesy with
which I was treated while in camp.
;"- Very respectfully, etc.,
Games Lawson,', i
Capt. 25th Infantry.
Suits Begun to Determine the Long-
Talked of Title to That Pro
It is pretty well known to most of the citizens
of St. Paul, who have resided here . for any
length of time, that a question has been raised
as to who is the owner of what is known as
"Smith Park." This piece of ground consists
of a whole square, and is bounded, by Fifth,
Sixth, Sibley and Rosabel street. It "formerly
was part of the site of hill, or bluff, about eighty
or ninety feet in height, known as . "Baptist
Hill,". Within the last few years the business
demands of the wholesale part of town were
such that little by little the bluff disappeared
and gave way for the five and six story blocks
which line both sides of the streets all around
the block referred to as constituting the park.
Gradually the excavations encroached upon the
park, and in one way or another portions of the
hill came down, until now it has been leveled
even with the street in obedience to the order of
the city council.
From time to time there have been periodical
discussions as to the ownership, many contend
ing that it belonged to the city, which . was the
general opinion, while a few claimed that there
was in existence somewhere certain heirs of the
Smith who is claimed to have donated the square
to the city, and that these heirs were the owners
and proposed to contest the title to the same.
Some time last spring the at
tention of the chamber of commerce
was called to the matter, and a committee, of
which Mr. John M. Gilman was chairman, was
appointed to look up the matter with directions
to make a written report. Subsequently Mr.
Gilman made his report, which was very com
plete, indeed. The committee through Mr. Gil
man searched the records very cnrefully to ascer
tain just what was done to convey the property
to the city of St. Paul for the purpose of a park.
All that Mr. Gilman could find upon the records
of the land office and the office of register of
deeds, calculated to show that the title was, or
was not in the city, was duly set forth in the. re
port referred to and presented to the board of
directors of the chamber, where it was read,
placed on record, and published in full in the
This talk finally culminated yesterday in two
suits being commenced in the District ', court of
Ramsey county, for the purpose of settling .the
title. One suit was commenced by William K.
Murphy and three others of the Murphy family,
and the other was commenced by Rosabel Whit
ney. The- object of these suits is said to be to
quiet the title to Smith park. The first suit •is
for the recovery of the undivided one-half of the
square, and the other is for the undivided one
four, ii of the same. Mr. John M. Gilman is the
attorney for the plaintiffs in each action.
A SNOWY BEARD
Sent Out to the Work House for
"Step this was Mr. Livelong," said the bailiff
to a tow-headed young man in the bull pen yes
terday morning, and the aforesaid iudividua
stepped up in front of the pulpit.
"I am sorry to see a young man of your ardent
nature going to the bad," remarked hizzoner;
"you might live to survive the period of budding
youth if you could only let the old stuff alone,
but as you were very drunk Mr. Livelong, I, will
have to send you out for five days."
"Kiss and forget all the pa*t; well, that is wo
man all the way through: they arc like the tur
tle doves, always billing and cooing, and too of
ten, alas, they twine the beautiful and fragrant
tendrils of their love around the most , unworthy
objects." The remarks were intended tor .Mrs.
Seeger, whose husband was up for whipping her:
she wanted to forgive him and take him back
and the court gave the fellow another show.
He gave the name of Capt. Davis ami with his
long snowy beard and dignified look be appeared
sadly out of place in the null pen. His face was
intelligent but bore the marks of sorrow and dis
sipation. lie was charged with vagrancy and his
beard made a harvest for the wark house barber,
for he went out for thirty days.
Thos. Graham and Chas. Bryant, the confi
dence men who were suspected of doing a miller
up for $80 last Tuesday, were charged with va
grancy. Bryant is n keen looking rascal with an
eye like a hawk, and he was very nervous in
court. They went up for thirty days and they
squealed when Gen. Shields put the darbies on
Mike Baer presented a pitiable spectacle; he
has toyed with tanglefoot until he is on the
verge of the jim-jams, and yesterday be shook
like a leaf. He was sent out for thirty days '
, The case of Kit Adams, charged with the lar
ceny of two watches und a couple of rings, was
continued to the 9th inst. '
Sam Lung, a disgusted heathen Chinee, was
charged with throwing his suds under the side
walk contrary to the health ordinance. He was
fined ten bills and it broke him all up.
John and Rosa Crawford, the fly young couple
who were yanked out of an Eighth street board
ing house because they couldn't show a marriage
certificate, didn't answer to their names, and
their bail of £50 was piked in by the court.
NEW CARES AND ft_Pftß_ FILED.
Julius M Goldsmith vs. the Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha Railway company; dam
ages "laimed in the sum of §300 for a horse killed
by the cars.
In the matter of the petition of John Cook an
infant, for the appointment of a guardian ad
litem; Henry E. Randall appointed gnardian.
Ohio Central Barge & Coal Co. vs, Lewis
Wagner; affidavit for attachment filed in the sum
of §283. ; - v ;.-';» ;;:
Affred G. Purdy vs. the Duluth & Iron Range
Railway company, as garnishee of John Sofrler,
defendant; affidavit of garnishment filed.
Win. Scott vs. Michael O'Brien suit bronght
to recover $4,000. Scott kept a boarding house
on the west side at the edge of the bluff and
O'Brien had a quarry above it. The complaint
alleges that through carelessness, or malice,
O'Brien allowed a large pile of stone to fall
upon the hon«e and entirely demolish it together
with the furniture therein. Plaintiff alleges
that the damages to bouse, contents and busi
ness is §4.000, tbe amount sued for.
Otis Corbin vs, Jane M. Jagger; plaintiff
claims to have n judgment against John Jagger
for $1,171.19. He claims further that the said
John Jagger has transferred his property, to his
wife to avoid paying said claim. . Plaintiff there
fore asks that said judgment be declared a lien
on said property.
| By Judge Simons. I
Mary Brarch vs. Wm. Dawson et al. ; order
overruling demurer to complaint.
[Before Judge JlcGrorty. |
Estate of Eliza A. Farewell, deceased ; estate
Guardianship of Oakes Ames, minor; license
granted to sell real estate.
Estate of Bartlett Presley, deceased; bond
filed and approved and letters issued.
Municipal Court. ,
! Before Judge Burr.]
Otto Seeger. assault discharged.
Kit Adams, larceny: continued to the 9th. -
Git Sing, same: discharged.
Sam Lnng. nuisance: fine of 310 paid. '
John and Rosa Crawford, disorderly conduct;
bail forfeited. .;/," :
Mike Baer, drunkenness: thirty days.
Thomas Graham and Chas. Bryark; vagrancy;
Chas. Livelong, drunkenness: five days. '•£"
- Articles of incorporation were filed with the
secretary of state yesterday of the Minneapolis
Glass company, for the manufacture and sale j of
glass ware and articles in part made of glass.
The business commences. July 30, 1334, ' for' a
continuance of thirty years, with a capital stock
of $75,000, divided into 750 shares of « 100 each,
with a highest amount of indebtedness limited :
to $40,000. The incorporators -and ;
; directors are W. D. Washburn. Phillip Herzog. !
j Chas. P. Hairetlin?. H. A. Gordon. H. O. Ham- !
i lin. J. P. Biaisdell. R. J. MendenhaiL Geo. H. !
i Jobeniton.W. H. Landerdok, Charles A, Coe and '
; R. P. Rom
Atre*t deed was also filed with the secretary <
of state yesterday executed by the St. Pant City
I Railway company to the Farmer's . Loan and
j Trust company of Sew York, to secure tbe pay
i ment of $250.00} of bonds dae on or before April
• 1. 1914. drawing . percent. intern. t and • payable
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THE GLOBE AT STILLWATER.
The Globe has established a permanent office
n the city of Stillwater, in charge of Mr. Peter
Begg, who takes the management of the business
interests of the paper, its city circulation, cor
- espondenc.c, etc. Communications of local news
and all matter for publication may be left at the
Stillwater Globe office, 110 Main street, Excel
sior block, up stairs, or may be addressed to
Peter Begg, P. O. box 1034, and . will receive
Miss Bcasman, of Minneapolis, is visiting at
Mr. W. G. Clarke's.
Attorney Frank 11. Ewing left on "Wednesday
evening by the Omaha road on a business
trip. y '
Mrs. Esterly, of Minneapolis, is . visiting with
Mrs. Churchill, at the residence of Mr. John S.
W. S. Conrad, our jolly tobacconist, returned
yesterday afternoon from a business trip to Chi
cago. His trip took none of the flesh off him:
The brick work at the Congregational church
is finished, as well as the first coat of plastering
-nd in a few weeks it will be ready for worship.
Senator Sabin was round the city yesterday
shaking hands with his many friends. He looks
hale and hearty, and ready for a good business
The Merry War was presented •at the Grand
Opera house last evening to a very fair audience,
and the light opera was thoroughly enjoyed, those
present regretting that it was not to be presented
a second time.
The great fishing match between Charlie 800
and Charlie Mosier resulted in favor of the
former, but they did not like to boast of the
number caught. -''"_
Would some of our readers inform us what is
required to become members of the Army of the
Tennessee? We have several in this city who
were with that army, and uo doubt they would
be pleased to join if they only knew the form of
Mr. Goodsall, fathor of Engineer Goodsall who
died last week, was in the city from lowa. Dur
ing the six years he has been away the city has
made such strides that he would hardly know it.
Especially was this the case at the prison, where
be worked twelve years ago, as at that time there
was only one blacksmith forge, whilst now there
are over thirty. .A-
Yesterday the Northwestern Manufacturing
& Car company shipped one of the Minnesota
Chief separators and engines to the exposition at
Louisville. They were so pressed with work
that they had not time to send south anything
extra, but they sent a good, servi.ablc machine,
that will do good work.
Gen. Mark D. Flower, inspector general of
steam vessels for the district, Capt. Geo. W.
Gordon, inspector of steamboat hulls, and John
Scott, inspector of boilers and machinery, were
in the city yesterday looking after the steamboat
interests in behalf of the government.
The new hotel built by Nelson & Co., of St.
Paul, at the comer of Main street and Commar
cial avenue, (pardon us for calling it a street
formly,) is so far advanced that Mr. Rosen fe hit
and his family have moved into it, their furni
ture and household goods arriving from St. Paul
yesterday. We are pleased to get as enterpris
ing a citizen in our midst as Mr. Kosenfeldl, and
no doubt he will do well in Stillwater.
On Wednesday the Wisconsin authorities
pulled the ranch lately opened by Dick Willett.
They are determined to suppress the house, as
Dick's reputation is so very unsavory that he is a
dangerous one to be in charge of such an estab
lishment, or any other. Gov. Hubbard made a
mistake when he pardoned him. No doubt the
authorities will proceed, at an early date against
him under the state law, which makes it a state
prison offense. That house and one or two
others are to be broken up, as crime is rampart
Remember the price of thn Daily Globe is
seventy-five cents a month, which includes the
Sunday issue. At this price it is delivered to
any point within the city; A canvasser for an
other paper has asserted that the Sunday issue is
hot included. That assertion is not true. No
paper delivered in this city works so well for the
interests of Stillwater, or gives its readers such a
budget of news from this section. We work in
the interests of the city, and arc not antagonistic
; to it. Compare our Stillwater news with that of
'the one that for a longtime was the leading daily
By posters just issued, we see that the Wash
ington county fair comes of at Lilly Lake Driving
park, on the tub. 10th, 11th and 12ih days of
September, and from assurances already received
the display of stock, implements, and the fine
arts will equal anything ever yet shown in the
county. The people are invited to make it a
success. The track Is the best in the northwest,
and some of the most cclerntcd trotters and run
ners will strive to win the valuable prizes. The
Globe will keep its readers posted on all matters
of interest in respect to the fair.
The foundry that was burned aconplcof weeks
ago, belonging to Isaac Staples, has been replaced
by one nt the boiler shop, with an addition added
for the foreman. Mr. George M. Swain expects
to have a blast off on Saturday. This is what we
would call sharp Work, and we nre glad of it, as
Mr. Swain will be able thereby to surmount all
the difficulties by which he has of late been sur
rounded. His hands are full to repletion with
orders, but be has men ns assistants that can do
all with which they are contracted to the entire
satisfaction of the public. George deserves the
support he gets from the public. Anderson is
still with him, and that Is a sufficient guarantee.
Would it not be a good idea to have a series of
games of base ball arranged between the cities of
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Stillwater, inviting nil
the neighboring amateur clubs to play in these
cities, making the matches nt so much per cent,
of the gate money. This would create an interest
in base ball.^ind the heavy salaries paid to league
tennis would cease to be a burden. A division in
this manner would he, We think, fair: 40 per
cent, to the Base Ball park owners, .'!"> per cent,
to the winning club and 25 per cent, to the los
ing tenm . or pome such basis as would be
satisfactory to all parties. This idea is worthy
of consideration, and us a team will be fully or
ganized here in a day or two for practice, and to
play games, a committee of the director of the
Base Ball park should be appointed to wait on
those of St. Paul & Minneapolis.
Yesterday we visited the church of the Immac
ulate Conception, (German Roman Catholic),
and we find that considerable work has been
done since its consecration. All the windows
are in place, and most beautiful ones they are.
each opposite window being mates in every par
ticular. The seating is completed, and we find
that the work in this corresponds with the hand
some structure. They are comfortable 'to sit
upon, and the railing on the top of each seat does
not jog yon in the back. The ends of the seats
have heavy dark arm pieces, the . whole being
well finished. There are eighty seats, uniform
In appearance, and they give the church a com
pleted appearance. The numbering is peculiar,
the odd numbers being on the south side, while
the even numbers are on the north. ' They are or
gold on a blue ground work. When the railing
and confessional are erected, the church will be
We learn that a committee of three has been
appeinted by Company X to secure a rifle range,
as they are going in to secure the flag that is to
be competed for this fall, and are to win it, if
good shooting can do so. The committee is \
good one, being composed of Lieut. Castle. Ser
geant Lee and private Barclay. They are gen
tlemen that will attend to whatever duty is im
posed on them. The range will most likely be
immediately south of the base ball grounds.
The armory is no doubt a good place to drill,
only it in too small, and should tho men encamp
as proposed on the base bail grounds the range
there would be just the thing. It will be diffi
cult for them to get one longer than 200 yards.
They are going in for the prize at White Bear for
the best drilled company, as well as the flag for
shooting. Success attend yoa, my boys, and
with practice you will win. AA;
At the comer of Myrtle and Main streets there j
is to be a great change in business relations, j
Isaac Staples having rented his store for a ntim- J
of years to Messrs. J. Clayburgh & Co., ef Chi
cago, who are to open out an immense stock of |
clothing and outfitting goods. The front is to be j
changed and every modern improvement put in. .
The office np stairs will remain as it is, and tbe !
familiar faces of rapt. Branson, Treasurer Clark, j
Bookkeeper Warren. Lumberman Robertson and
others will be still at their old posts. It is ru- ]
mored that the goods at present in Mr. Staple's j
store will be moved into the dilapidated building j
just north -A it. and that it will be remodeled to i
look attractive. We would rather see that torn j
down and the fine building that .Mr. Staples has
been promising to put up for a number of year- |
erected. We think he would find it a profitable i
Yesterday noon an unknown man was found
hanging to the limb of a tree about a quarter of
a mile above the boom. The coroner was' noti
fled and he and the sheriff proceeded to the spot.
The found on examination that it was a deter
mined case of suicide, as the man had with' his
knife, nearly severed his hand from his arm at
the wrist, and thus bleed to death, but that not
I proving effectual, he bad got a small box. ; placed
I it under the limb of a tree, took a small cord
tying one end to the limb and the other in a
noose round his neck, kicked the box from un
der and strangled himself. . Nothing was found
upon the body except the knife with .which. ,he;
cut himself, And which he bad put back", in his!
pocket. Ho was seen at the station here a couple
of days ago, and one of the railway men said ' he
told him he had walked from St. Paul, that.'..' he
was a painter by trade, and was . looking, for
work. He was dressed in dark clothes, had on a
soft felt hat, and .was about five feet, seven
inches in height. He wore Tow shoes. The
body was taken to the city and placed in charge
of the undertaker. . ;;J.-,,'
' MUNICIPAL COURT.
|Before Judge Netheway.]
Dan McMillan was the first case called, and he
looked as if he had been through the wars. He
and some others had come in from tho railway
works, and soon filled up with bug juice, and
came to the determination to clean out Main
street. The first snag they struck was Officer
Erickson, but being three to one, he had more
than he could handle, when Chief Shortall ap
peared upon the scene and took a hand in. They
dropped to the sidewalk in one, two, three order,
and were conveyed to the pen. Dan got $7.50
or seven days for being drunk and the same for
indecent exposure of his person.
Tom Collins, another railroader, paid $7.50 for
being drunk, and $12.50 for interfering with an
J. J. Phihip, another of the trio, for being
drunk and disorderly paid $10.50 and for essault
ingan officer, $17.50. These bums will think
Stillwater is no place for a spree, ns it iB rather
The two turtle doves that were in charged
with stealing a silk dress at the High Board
ranch were let off, as it was" doubtful that they
district COURT. ......
[Before Judge Crosby.!
Judge Crosby arrived from Hastings yesterday
forenoon and took up the case of Margaret Cole
vs. Thomas J. Yorks and Sarah P. Yorks. It was
a case of back taxes. The case was submitted
to the judge. Marsh and Searles for plaintiff
and L: E. Thompson for defendants.
[Before Judge Lehmicke.l
Estate of Jacob Jacobi, deceased; adminis
trator filed petion for final settlement ; to be
heard September 8.
Estate of Asa Marsh, deceased ; petition filed
by the executor for the assignment of the estate
to the persons thereto entitled by law; to be
heard September 1.
Seen About the City.
. We now take up another branch of the busi
ness portion of the city, and one that is excel
lently attended to by those engaged in it, fur
nishing the citizens and others with flrst-clsss
groceries. We know they are doing their duty
by the people from the large trade they are get
ting and the evident satisfaction given. We are
unable in an article such as this to enumerate
them nil, as they may be said to be legion, so we
will only try and give a very brief description of
a few. We begin w ith
J. o. holes & co.
' This is the largest of the different retail gro
cery establishments in the city, and wo under
stand they do considerable in the wholesale
trade. The store is situated in the Grand Opera
house building, and is 120 feet in length and of
good width, as there are two counters. There
are two basements, each of equal size' with the
store above, with an elevator to take goods up
or down. They not only keep a full stock of
choice family groceries, but also are large deal
ers in all kinds of preovisions, getting their sup
plies by the car load at a time. They have a
very complete arrangement for their syrups and
other heavy barrels that require to be tapped, and
the whole is kept out of sight and away from the
flies. The whole stock is second to none in the
SAM MATHEWS & CO.
This is a mixed store, there being a small por
tion of it devoted to dry goods, but not much
more than is requisite for the lumbering in
terests. Their stock of groceries is most com
plete, and only a very small portion is seen, as
they have a basement chuck full, and two floors
above. The store is about 80 feet in length.
They do a considerable wholesale trade through
the country, besides their retail business, and as
the location is a good one, the dollars and dimes
roll in. They have in stock everything that is
kept in a first class establishment.
A. M. KIEHLE.
This is one of the best arranged stores in the
city for a grocerery business, and Mr. Klehle
knows how to keep it in order. The store is
over 100 feet in length, with a basement the full
size. Besides a full stock of groceries there are
lines of canned goods, crockery, glassware and
woodenware, so that anyone coming may be
suited. The basement contains the heavy goods,
and those that may he kept cool. He has a
number of refrigerators, and everything is kept
fresh and nice. His location for business is
second to none.
To-morrow we will give a description of sev
eral others, but we must catch the train with our
copy. Clark & Davis, Branson & Folson and
others will be attended to.
[Special Correspondence of the Globe. l
Anoka, Minn., Aug. 0. — The weather is im
The "Gem" has placed a handsome sign in
front of the lunch room on Main street.
The Red Stockings, of this place, are practic
ing every day, nnd are becoming very proficient
with' the bull and bat.
A man who can't take a harmless joke hns no
business to crnck a joke on any one of his as
A grand lawn festival will be given on the
grounds of E. L. Curial on Friday evening,
August 8. The Anoka brass band has kindly
tendered its services and will enliven the'b'cca
■ion with some of its unique selections.
Trade is very quiet in town at present.
. Big show in town Saturday, August 9.
England and Mexico.
New YortK, Aug, 7. — Mr. Sullivan, formerly
one of the concessionaries of the Mexican Na
tional Construction company, now a representa
tive of the United States in Mexico, telegraphs
to the president that a communication from
Mexico under yesterday's date, says that rela
tions ore renewed with England, the papers
having just been signed. The relations referred
to are the relations of diplomatic between Eng
land and Mexico, which have been suspended
since the fall of MaximllHan. It is Understood
the settlement of the English debts, viz., certain
national loans to Mexico negotiated in England
and then repudiated, would be one of the condi
tions of resuming the relations.
A Youthful Murderer.
St. LOUIS, Aug. 7.— 'l' wo brothers, Wiilian
and Thomas Jennings, aged respectfully ten and
twelve years, quarreled yesterday near Piketon,
Mo., when the younger plunged a knife into the
neck of the other, severing the jugular vein and
causing death in a few minutes.
A Great Problem.
— Take all the Kidney and Liver ■ '"'.
—Take all the Blood purifiers,
— Take all the Rheumatic remedies. AAA
Take all the Dyspepsia and indigestion
—Take all the Ague, Fever, and billious
— Take the Bmin and Nerve force
; '., .' revivers,
— Take fill the Great health restorers.
i — short, take all the best qualities of all
these, and the — best
— Qualities of the best medicines in the
world and you will find that — Hop
— Bitters have the best curative qualities
and powers of all — conemtrated
— In them, and that they will cure when
i any or all of these, singly or — combined , ' '■
—Fall. A thorough trial will give positive
proof of this AA
. Hardened Liver.
Five years ago I broke down with kidney
and liver complaint and rheumatism.
Since then I have been unable to be about
at all. My liver became hard like wood; '
my limbs "were pulled up and filled with
All the best physicians agreed that noth
ing could cure me. I resolved to try Hop
Bitters: I have used seven bottles: the
hardness has all gone from my liver, the
swelling from my limbs, and it ha.s worked a
miracle in my case; otherwise I would have
been now in mv grave. J. W. Moeet, Buf
falo, Oct. 1. ISBI.
Poverty anil Suffering.
'I wa3 dragged down with debt, poverty
and suffering for years. caused by a sick
family and large bills for doctoring.
I was completely discouraged, until one
year atro, by the advice of my pastor, I com
menced using Hop Bitters, and in one
month we were all well, and none ' of ' us
have seen a sick day since, and I want to
say to all poor men. you can keep your
families well a year with Hop Bitters for
less than one doctor's visit will cost.' I
know It."— A Wokkisomak.
" jgT"None genuine without a bunch of green
hops on the white labeL Shun all the vile, poi
mjoai -tall with "Hop or "Hops'' in their
Collected and Forwarded by Telegraph
to the Daily Globe.
Fargo Special Telegram's August 7, to the St.
■.'''-.•. Northwestern Notes.
Many of the papers in Dakota are getting hot
over the national tussle, just as if they had a
hand in it.
Rev. Prank Fish has gathered, near La Moure,
forexhibition at fairs, a sheaf of grass nine feet
three inches tall.
Hon. George 11. Walsh commenced Wednes
da to cut 90() acres of wheat that he thinks will
exet/cd twenty bushels.
Grand Forks is at last to secure what is has so
long sought, a saw mill The mills at New York,
Minn., are to be moved there.
M. B. Doyle, of Mandan, states that there are
several caves in the vicinity of Stanton, still more
curious in themselves and contents than the one
reported by McGrath.
, Col. Richardson, of the Valley City Times,
seems to have the entire field as the legislator
for Barnes. He is a pioneer, and like most
newspaper men has lots of horse sense.
A few days ago Miss Cora Ingram, the belle of
Ashton, was wedded to the probate judge cf
Spink county, A. A. Sellech, one of the most
talented and handsome young men of the county.
Not long since seven more horse dealers in
Montana, Meagher county, were found orna
menting trees. That seems to be the favorite
mode of giving the thieves rest from their labors.
Dr. Robertson, of Fargo, a brilliant stumper,
has invitations from both parties in Indiana to
take the stump there. He is a Democrat in Da
kota, but sometimes helps our liberal friends on
the other side.
This wsek two young men of Valley City go
east to look for brides, the supply at home being
exhausted. One of them is an old, chronic bach
elor, and both are fair material for husbands.
They have parties in view but not fully secured.
A committee of business men has been ap
pointed at Valley city, to interview President
Harris, of the Northern Pacific, and present sta
tistics of the wheat production ef that section and
convince him that they should have lower rates
An enterprising trader in parts of the north is
doing quite a business selling wooden pipes that
are line imitations of meerschaums. He lets
them go at $10 as he is hard up and wants
to raise money to go east and see his sick
The Ashton Herald says: "The St. Paul
Globe locates the county seat, and the capitol of
south Dakota, at Redfield." • For the relief of
the Herald, which is unhappy over the matter, it
has been decided to locate these institutions and
place them at Ashton.
The Versa Hose company turned ouit n full
force, and, in their handsome uniforms, with the
city band at their head, to welcome home Mayor
Yerxa, with his new and accomplished wife. lie
was married in Chicago the past week. They
lunched at his expense with great alacrity and
ability. They are as efficient as handsome, and
the city is fond of them.
The Gary Inter-Slate speaks of twenty acres of
corn in that vicinity that measures
seven feet four inches in height. It is a good
corn year. John C. Black has corn of the white
dent variety, on his farm in Barnes county, that
Is really eight feet in height and furnishes five
roasting ears. Mr. B. is confident that it can be
made a success even north of the Northern Pa
E. L. Spence, judge of probate of Brown
county, is preparing a work on probate practice
in Dakota territory. The work will contain 400
pages, will contain the probate code, probate
practice of Dakola.with reference to the supreme
court decisions of states where similar system
prevails, rulings of the United states land de
partment in relation to the rights of heirs and
levisees in uncompleted titles to government
land over 200 blank forms. This is a sort of work
Ashton is one of the liveliest of the thriving
towns of central Dakota. It has a spicy local
paper, the Herald, which says: Buildings are
going up every day, and the demand for tene
ment houses is really astonishing. For the cap
italists there would be no better Investment in
the west than to erect twenty-five or fifty cot
luges in Ashton that would rent at a price not'
exceeding 5 per cent, a month on the cost of the
houses. ". ".',-. • • "•• '•'
The Livingston Ent er pine say "Articles of
incorporation have been filed for the Butte &
Atlantic Railroad company, with a capital stock
of $8,000,000, and Butte as its principal place of
business. The object of this company is to
build a standard gunge railroad from Gallatin
city via Jefferson valley and Pipestone creek to
Butte, with a branch from about the month of
Pipestone up Jefferson and Beaverhead to Dillon,
and another from Twin bridges up Ruby river to
One of the papers observes: "North Dakota
farmers have come to the conclusion that stock
raising is more of a successful enterprise than
wheat raising. Thus, in time, they will all
conceive." That la probably too broad a state
ment, altho' at prevailing prices for wheat there
is (.'real inducement to add stock. It will not be
a misfortune in the end if hail and low prices
lead to general attention to stock business.
An inquest held at Jamestown a few weeks ago
over a still horn child, brought Dr. It, (}. Dv I'uy
into trouble as administering drugs to cause
abortion ; also Andrew . I. Johnson as a party.
This was no made public till a few days since
'and the parties were arrested. Johnson has been
bound mi for trial at the next 'term of court.
He w/i&.the father and came from Bismarck with
I tire fefVl'to secure the abortion. The examina
tion of Dr. Ifu Pay is being had this week and
the evidence is quite positive against him.
. The Enterprise says: The Bandberg farm, mar
Sanborn, exemplifies what the Enterprise has
preached ever since it came into existence, viz:
That all kinds of small fruits can as readily be
raised to Dakota as anywhere on the face of the
globe. Two years since this highly cultivated
piece of ground was virtually prairie. Now can
be found growing in profusion strawberries,
raspberries, both red and black, gooseberries,
currants, varieties of vegetables, and in fact,
'everything usually raised in the northern states.
The editor of the l.a Moure Progress i- a
scientist and his opinion mi these matter has
weight.' He says: "Hail storms this yea,- have
been so widespread and general that in Dakota
especially, although the storms have a- yet been
few, there is talk of reviving some of the hail
insurance companies that died for lack of busi
ness. We feel very certain that there are pecu
liar atmospheric, conditions nt work | this year to
produce these storms that will not be felt again
for many years. The same disturbing atmos
pheric influence, are aiding to spread the epi
demics, cholera, yellow fever, plague and small
pox, now so virulent in European countries.
Helena Herald: "Six soldiers went from Mon
tana in the Greely expedition to the Arctic
region, viz: Second Lieutenant Kisslingbury,
Eleventh Infantry Sergeant David li. Bralnerd,
Co. L; Sergeant David Linn, Co. C; Corporal
Nicholas Nalor, Co. II; Private Julius Freder
icks, Co. I, and Private William A. Ellis, Co. C,
all of the Second Cavalry. (If these only Ser
geant Brainerd and Private Fredericks were res
cued, tie- others having died of starvation. Kiss
lingbury fought under Iteno at the Little Big
Horn fight, and was afterwards stationed at Fort
Custer His wife died there, leaving four child
ren. He was a brother-in-law of Set- Bullock, of
Dead-wood, who has adopted one of the children.
Most people regard the decision of the land
office in regard to the tree claim proof as harsh
and unreasonable. It was in the Lake case:
"Before one can make final proof on a tree claim
he must show that 3,873 trees must actually have
been growing for five years.and the remaining half
3,875, for four years." In the case mentioned,
proof wal rejected although there were 8,160
trees one and a half inches in diameter, and six
and a half feet high, besides 1 1,000 ash trees one
and two years old. Practically It makes little
difference what rules are enforced although there
should be liberal Inducements to secure the
trees. Tree claims are usually held for specula
tive pntposes, simply to turn into pre-emptions
br homesteads when wanted. Perhaps not one
in a hundred of them will ever be proved up as
Not Proving Up Fast.
Mandan Pioneer: There is a striking paucity
in the Dakota newspapers just now of notices of
final proof. Homesteaders and pre-emptors are
not securing titles to their land with anything
like the rapidity that they were a year ago.
Settlers In flush times borrow money with which
to communte with the government, and secure
absolute title to their land at the earliest possible
moment. When prosperity and flnshness Is in
the — when immigrants are coming in by the
thousand settlers do not hesitate a moment to
pay a high rate of interest for money with which
|to pay off the land office. But now that there is
I 'a temporary depression brooding over the whole
j United States, there I" less necessity for their
.proving ap in a great hurry: their claims are less
likely to be molested by the "claim jumper" and
they are disposed to waft In peace for the time to
pais away so that they can prove np without
commuting. When final proof- become more
j numerous in the newspaper, It will be an unfail
jlcz sign of better times.
1 ; 'If _. man la occupying hi. claim and want, to
r c.- • : ... ■■ - - ■--> :. .
. "What a miner would vervproocrlv terra
"surface indications" of what is beneath.
fire the Pimples, Sties, Sore Eyes,
"oils, and Cutaneous Eruptions with
Which people are annoyed in spring and
early summer. The effete matter accumu
lated during tho winter months, now
makes its presence felt, through Nature's
endeavors to expel it from the system.
\\ bile ft remains. It Is a poison that .esters
In the blood and may develop Into Scrof
ula. This condition causes derangement
of the digestive and assimilatory organs,
with a feeling of enervation, languor, and
weariness— lightly spoken of as "only
spring fever." These "are evidences that
Nature is not able, unaided, to throw off
the corrupt atoms which weaken the vital
forces. To regain health. Nature must be
aided by a thorough blood-purifying med
icine; and nothing else is so effective __t
which is su/IleJenfly powerful lo expel
from the system even the taint of Hered
The medical profession Indorse AvKn'3
SAP.SAPAiar._A, and many attestations of
the cures effected by it come from till parts
of the world. it is, in the language of
the lion. Francis Jewett, cx-Sfate Sen
ator of Massachusetts and ex-Mayor of
Lowell, "the only preparation that does
real, lasting good.''
PREPARED BY • x
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowe/!, Mass.
Sold by all druggists : Trice $1,
six bottles for £ j.
continue to make it his home, until the five years
on home.- tea !. or three ou pre-emption, or ten
(■ii tree claim expire, by not proving he es
capes the payment of taxes. Still the great ma
jority do, for various reasons, prove up, and
even borrow the money to do it with a- soon _..
the law wili allow them.
A Farmer Who Verifies.
In a ride about Bismarck the editor of the
Journal sees fine crops everywhere. He says:
"The farm of Ex-President R. B. Hayes is in this
vicinity. It is a tract of SOO acres, and has 600
under cultivation. Mr. Hayes, it is said, >:et
nervous when bis farm is mentioned. We skip
ped it on this trip and visited Farmer Millett.
He has a garden. We noticed in it berries,
raspberries, gooseberries, currants and black
berries. He has sold several thousand quarts of
berries this year. The gooseberries yielded as
high as live quarts to a single bush. The black
berries are not ripe yet, but the bush - are load
ed. In the corn field there were roasting ears.
Cabbage heads bursting with fullness, weighing
not less than twenty pounds each, were noticed
In the garden. The oats on this farm will yield
70 bushels per acre. The wheat is immense."
The Third District Editors.
Mitchell, Dak., Aug. ',. — The editors of the
Third legislative district met in convention in this
city yesterday for the purpose of blocking out a
line of action in the coming campaign and to
have harmonious action on the part of the ores*
of the district. Only three members of the as
sociation were absent. A perfect unanimity of
purpose seemed to exist, i Although no prefer
ences for candidates were expressed, it is pro
posed that the right men for the legislature shall
be backed by the press, regardless of rings.
Crops were badly lodged by the recent storm
Mrs. W. 11. Seward is visiting I.eland's family
at Sibley, lowa.
.Mrs. Hatch, of Florida, is visiting with her
brother L. L. Eaton of this city.
The school board have issued bonds to tho
amount, of (7,000 for the purpose of raising funds
to build the Third ward school house.
Prof. Young lias secured the services of Prof.
Coll ran, formerly of Hedding College, Abingdon,
Ills., to take charge of the department of natural
science in the Rochester seminary.
Mr. 11. E. Oserry has bought out the interest
of his partner .Mr. 1). S. Hibbard in the grocer]
business, and will now be sole proprietor.
Mrs. Newton has returned from the east.
Mrs. Annie Bartlett has gone to Syracuse, N.
V., and will probably remain a year.
A horse was stolen Thursday night from th«
barn of Thomas Kekles of Eyota.
Mr. and Mis. 11. <>. Durkec went to Chicago
Mr.-. L. N. Baker is visiting relatives in Indi
Cbauncy N. Waterman, of Princeton, N. J., i.
visiting the family of C. 11. Chadbourne.
Going 1 Through an inebriate.
Michael Coady, James Bradley and .lay Cava
nangh, three blear-eyed tramps, were arrested
by Officer Mcßrldc last evening on suspicion of
having robbed an Inebriate named Wm. Roach,
picked upon the ground in the lower pari of the
city during the afternoon and lodged in the
cooler. Roach claims that he was knocked
down by three tramps who went through him for
what he was worth and who decamped leaving
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