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.A Gigantic Scheme to Eman
Such Is the Hidden Motive of
Women Who Demand En
A Call for a Convention at
Washington Read Be
tween the Lines.
Branches of the Anti-Man Sis
terhood in Each of the
T IS anarchy, dyna
of it. Wait, let me
catch my breath, and
you shall know it
all" Some few
months ago circu
lars were sent out
by the National
ing the interna
tional council of
women which sits
to-day in Washing
ton. The circulars
read: "The first
public demand for
equal educational, industrial, profes
sional ami political dents for women
was made in a convention held at Seneca
"Falls, N. V., in 1848. To celebrate the
fortieth anniversary of this event an in
ternational council of women will be
convened tinder the auspices of the Na
tional Woman's Saffrage association in
Albaugll's opera bouse, Washington, D.
1.. March 35, 1888."
-It is Impossible to over estimate the
far-reaching influence of such a council.
An interchange of opinions on the great
questions now agitating the world will
rouse women to new thought, will in
tensify their love of liberty, and will
give them a realizing sense of the power
of combination." '. ;
This is harmless apparently.
To the innocent and unsuspecting, it is
nothing but a movement to snap the
fingers of all the progressive women on
earth, with an awful snap as of
one hand, right in the face of
the congress of the United States,
to de-pedestal the present Goddess of
"Liberty and raise Elizabeth Cady Stan
ton in her place, to call the American
eagle off his perch and let Susan li. An
liiony climb ii)) and flop her wings in
his stead. All this seems, but oh! much
in seeming lies. Heed this well: "An
interchange of opinions on the great
questions now agitating the world will
rouse women to new thought, will in
intensify their love of liberty,
and will give them a realizing
sense of the power of combination."
Now do you begin to smell it— mice,
but 'dynamite? Could anything be
plainer, more prophetic? "Will inten
hil'y their love of liberty and will give
them a realizing sense of the power of
combination," There's murder in the
air, as eventually you will discover.
This council of women is a gigantic
scheme to free the down-trodden with
one fell blow from the galling chains men
have bound around them, Tnreats.coax
ing. arguments, flattery, sandwiches and
coffee at the polls, bouquets at the state
house. All these have failed to accom
plish the emancipation of women, and
now the time has come when they be
lieve repeated defeats justify desperate
Consider the circular further: "In
an international council women may
hope to devise" new and more effectual
methods of securing in the church, state
and home the equality and justice which
they have so earnestly sought. Much
Is said of universal brotherhood, but
for weal or woe, more subtile
and more binding, is universal
sisterhood." You see the aim of the
council is to organize one vast anti-man
sisterhood— sisterhood as iron-bound
as the ancient order of Kosicrueians,
mid even more secret in its operations.
Auxiliary organizations have been qui
etly instituted in every locality, and for
months past have been, forwarding the
scheme of independence which the
council is intended to perfect. Two of
these auxiliary organizations exist right
in our midst— one in St. Paul, the other
in Minneapolis. Last winter there was a
club of women established here, which
was mimed the Nineteenth Century
club. Nothing much was thought about
it. for woman's clubs have become one
of society's common chronic disorders.
But this particular club differed from
Others of its kind in this— it not only did
not court notoriety, but it shunned it.
When a member was approached by re
porters with requests for particulars of
the last, meeting, the member's face
blanched, her hands trembled, and
n husky tones she refused the
desired information, assigning as her
reason that it was a by-law of the so
ciety that its movements should not be
discussed in public. Small wonder that
this provision was made by the framers
of its constitution. Did Louis Lingg sit
on the steps of the Chicago postoflice
while engaged in the manufacture of
bombs? Did his associates invite the
press to witness their military drill in
their safe retreat on the North side?
Without Opposition; without insisting
on knowing the reason why, we have
been permitting a body of women to sit
Avitli closed doors in our midst, and if
now our homes and the lives of our hus
bands and lathers are in danger, we
have ourselves to blame.
At the last meeting of this ostensibly
literary, society Paulino— no matter how
— was present. There was nothing un
usual about the sight of women enter
ing by twos and threes the front door of
au hospitable house: but could you have
seen these same women passing through
the house with fleet footsteps, out the
back door, sku riving down the alley,
skulking across lighted strects.huvrying
along darker ones, keeping well in the
shadow, and finally congregated in an
attic chamber of a dilapidated house in
the outskirts of the city, what would
you have thought-then? When all were
assembled, the door was locked and
heavily barred. Oil cither side stood a
GUARDING THE ENTRANCE.
Representative woman of our —wives
and mothers both of them— rifle in
hand, ready to .' .shoot down
the , first society reporter or
policeman that showed an eye
through the key-hole. Around a table,
on which a shaded lanio burnt low.'
crowded the misguided souls, their,
breath coming quick and short, and
their cheeks flushed with the excite
ment of their diabolical endeavors. The
first hour was spent in discussiu; the
science of explosives. Specimen bombs
were gingerly handled by fair lingers,"
r."l one Enthusiastic sister was with
difficulty restrained from exhibiting
right then and there the deadly -. per
fection of ' her favorite style of
bomb. Following this .discussion, the
whole scheme of the international coun
cil of women was revealed. Our gov
ernment is to be shaken to its founda
t'on by a strike, so gigantic in propor
tion, so fatal in its working that every
unit of organized labor will cry "Where
am 1?" A cipher has been prepared for
the use of the sisterhood which puts
to shame those devised by political of
fenders in Russian prisons. All the
business of the international council
will be carried on in this cipher, and
while the unenlightened public
listen to addresses and debates on
literature, art, charities, suffrage, etc.,
at the meetings of the council, all mem
bers of the sisterhood will be receiving
instructions on the development of their
awful scheme. Verily, "it is impossible
• PLANNING THE COUP.
to overestimate the far-reaching influ
ence of such a council !"
In a nutshell, the scheme of the sis
terhood is. at no far distant day, to
order a general strike among women.
Wives, mothers, daughters, sweethearts
are on the appointed day to give
their husbands, fathers, sons and lovers
one last chance to equalize
the sexes, and if the offer be scorned,
dishcloth, broom and needle are to be
quietly laid down, and every woman in
the land will walk out of her home.
Women employed by men are to aban
don work, and all men in trade are to
be boycotted by female consumers. Any
woman who refuses to obey the orders
ot the sisterhood will receive an infernal
machine by return mail, and female un
tertakers will receive an order for a
coffin by the one following. Any man
who attempts to use force in securing
the return of his God-created servants,
will be ruthlessly met and conclusively
answered by a bomb. Three months
will be given men to come to their senses
and accept the rebels' terms— equality
before the law. At the expiration of
this time, if men still stand out, total
annihilation will be the penalty of their
obstinacy. A cunning scheme for
their total annihilation was discussed at
the last meeting of the Minneapolis
Auxiliary society. This is younger in
months than that of St. Paul, but it is
as old in wisdom. A short time ago an
innocently worded announcement ap
peared 'the Minneapolis papers con
vening the female journalists of the city
at the West hotel. Nobody guessed
that this was a cipher notice calling
together Minneapolis women who had
surreptitiously attended the meetings of
the St. Paul sisters. One night of each
week guests at the West have seen
women silently enter the house, each
carrying the conventional shopping bag,
and disappear from sight and sound
through a door to the left of the ladies'
entrance. Curious minds have been
told they were the Minnesota Woman's
Press association in embryo. They have
rested on this, never thinking that the
contents of one or those shopping bags
were liable to send them up through
the roof, and so on in -sections to
eternity. They have failed to catch
the sinister smile that accompanied the
shopping bag, and not a sole has
dreamed what fiendish plots a woman's
brain can generate. Just how to effect
the total annihilation of men has caused
no end of discussion among the sister
hood. Would you have believed any
woman in Minneapolis eager enough for
liberty to suggest that at? the expiration
of the three .months' of grace accorded
men, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters
go back to their homes in seeming sweet
submission to the inevitable, and, at
dead of night when men must sleep,
bind their oppressors with cords as
strong as those that have bound them,
place one bomb on each man's bosom,
light a slow fusee, awake the man to his
doom, get out of the house themselves ,
and let the tyrants meet their fate?
Dreadful, isn't it? Yet so horribly de
lighted with the idea was this section of
the sisterhood, that a collection was
taken up to defray the expenses of a
delegate, who has gone to Washington
to lay the plan of annihilation before
the council. She will present it in
cipher, under the pitifully misleading
title, "How To Make Home Happy."
It will be seen at a glance that some
thing must be done to frustrate the de
signs .of this radical sisterhood. How
can it be done? Only by obtaining a
key to their cipher and revealing to the
public the ominous import of tne ad
dresses that will be delivered before
the council this week. And how can
this be accomplished? Why, by wiring
reports of each day's proceedings of the
council to Ignatius Donnelly. Lectures
on the higher education of woman,,
kindergartens, heathen missions, wom
an's suffrage, temperance, art, litera
ture will be reduced by him to diaboli
cal preparations for the wholesale
slaughter of men, which, to be defeated,
need only to be known in time. -'< :■:,'•■
GLEANED AT STILLWATER.
Figures on the Log Cut on the St.
A Bridegroom Arrested a Short Time
After Taking to Himself a
The approaching close of the winter's
logging operations makes it a matter of .
interest to know the present season's
cut. A visit yesterday to the leading
business offices in Stillwater enables
the Glork department of this city to
give figures for most of those who oper
ate on the St. Croix and its tributaries
who have offices or reside here. A few
of those visited stated that they had cut
all that they had figured on at the open
ing of the season. Said one leading
lumberman: "We found that we were
going to be short and so doubled our
working force and were thus enabled to
secure the quantity required, though
at an expense largely in excess of what
is usual in an average winter. By far
the larger portion, however, unhesitat
ingly say that they arc short from 12>£
to iiO per cent, and upon taking the
whole minutes into careful considera
tion, it is not probable that over S5 per
cent of the quantity figured upon last
fall has actually been secured.
Nearly all the larger • concerns
are still at work, though
with diminished forces and will con
tinue to haul so long as they can get in
a single log. The rate of work at pres
ent is extremely slow. Although the
roads are. excellent, the deep snow in
which the falling timbers hurries itself
has so heavy and firm a crust that
neither cattle nor horses will venture
into it unless a crew of shoveiers breaks
a* road for them. This renders skidding
very difficult as well as slow. The
early part of winter was rendered use
less for lack of snow, and when sit did
come there was so much of it as to im
pede work, and thus, though the sea
son has been unusually long, the- cut
has been behind what it ought to have
been, it can be safely set down that
(he St. Croix will go 15 per cent short.
The following are the firms interviewed, I
with their. respective cuts: " .' [jr.
If. .}. Wheeler (Durant. Wheeler Feet.'
--■; & Chambers), ou Eau dairo :. .
lakes, Toto^tuiconcc aud To- "."-.
togaiic rivers .................. 10,000,000
THE SAINT : PAUL: DAILY ': GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 25, 1888.— -TWENTY PAGES.
David Tozer. on Snake river and ■■^
- Crooked creek... ............ . 10,000,000
HeDry-Bean Lumber company, „ ~ ~
on Snake river.. ...\'.. 12,000.000
Jacob Bean, on Totogatic,Trout "
and Naniekagon '..".:. ...... 13,000,000
Tozer, McClure & Co., on Snake ' '■•'* : -- " n
and Potaegema river 5. .... . . .. \ 11,000,000
Isaac Staples, on Snake and Ann -„
river 5.......................... 20,000,000
Drenson & Folsom, on Snake, . ...-:.\ ;
Chesley brook, Clear brook,
Bean brook and St. Croix 22.000,000
Wm. O'Brien, on Kettle river... 8.000,000
O'Xeil Bros., on Ground house - „
and Kettle livers ............ .". 8,000,000
Mulvey«fc Carmichael, on Hay „,_,.
--creek and Pokegema. — 5,500,000
Jourdain & Mathews, on Tama
rac and St. Croix 20,000,000
Anderson & O'Brien, on Name
kagon and Hay creek 10,000,000
James McDermott, on Tamarac. 1,500,000
Musser-Sauntry Land, Logging
and Manufacturing company,
on St. Croix, Crotty brook.
Moose river and Eau Claire
Sauntrv, Tozer & Co., on Moose
Sauntry, Tozer & Pennington,
on C'hienv brook and Poke
gema brook. Wis : 9,500,000
Doughertv & McGram, on Tarn
arac....' • V... 1,500,009
James McDermott, on Tamarac 1,500,000
Samuel McClure, on Chesley
Mallov Bros. & McClure, on
• Snake and Kettle livers ...... 5,000,000
Ezra Jewell, on St. Croix ... .... 1,000,000
Tim Henuessv, on Eau Claire
lakes '. 1.000,000
A. T. Jenks & Co., on Kettle
company, on Eau Claire lakes,
Kameka'gon and Clear rivers.. 7,000.000
Total .. 187,000,000
This must comprise nearly.if notqulte,
three-fourths of the entire cut, which
would bring the whole cut of the St.
Croix and tributaries to a figure not far
from 240,000,000 feet. This figure can
not be very much enlarged, as each firm
interrogated has included all that it rea
sonably expects, to be able to secure
from this out.
A scheme for the establishment of
more manufacturing industries has
been talked over among some of the
people of Stillwater, who have a little
money to spare themselves and who
feel a lively interest in the welfare and
prosperity of the city, and has finally as
sumed such definite shape as to bear
bringing before the general public.
The scheme is in substance to secure
the passage of an act to allow the city
to vote a bonus of $100,000, to be divided
among five manufacturing establish
ments who shall first accept of
the city's office and locate here.
The terms are to give §10,000 to each at
the end of five years and the remaining
$10,000 at the end of ten years. This is
to be so secured to them as to become at
once a part of their assets and yet not
to be available under the time stipu
lated. Besides this liberal offer a num
ber of citizens stand ready to take stock
in such enterprises as may be selected
and put their money into them. The
gain to the city in point of an increased
taxable property.and the enlarged busi
ness which will be brought to the city
will, it is intimated, amply reimburse
the taxpayers for the sum they shall
donate. The plan will be brought be
fore the people this summer and thor
oughly discussed, and the legislation
delegation will go to St. Paul with full
instructions to put . the bill through,
The few who have thought and talked
of the thing are enthusiastic about it
and feel confident of its being taken up
by the masses when properly presented.
AN UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION.
The couple who could not obtain a
license to wed at Mora, Minn., came to
this city yesterday morning and were
married in Houlton, Wis., by Justice
Pencils, where they needed no license.
On their return to this city Chief Short
all arrested the bridegroom, Dr. Harold
Thomas, on a charge of- felony, pre
ferred by the sheriff of Kenabec county.
Mrs. Thomas (nee Miss Betsy Flodin)
sat in the union station nearly all the
afternoon waiting for developments,
Up to last accounts no bail was fur
SOCIAL SIFTING S.
Miss Alice Rheiner and Richard
Wolfsburg were married Thursday
evening last by the pastor of the Ger
man Luthern church in the presence of
many invited friends.
Mrs. W. T. Per Lee, assisted by Mes
dames T. C. Clark, A. Tozer, E. D. Buf
fington and H. M. Crandall, gave a
social to the Presbyterian congregation
on Friday evening.
Max Zolluer, agent of the George H .
Adams' Zozo company, was in the city
yesterday making arrangements for
their appearance March 31.
: Rev. A. D. Roe went to Af ton on
Thursday where he officiated at the
funeral service of Mrs. Erastus Bolles,
one of his old parishioners.
Will Merrick, of St. Paul, was in the
city yerterday looking after his auto
matic scales located in several places
gathering up nickels.
L. W. Staples has accepted a position
in the store of the Schulenburg-Boeck
ler Lumber company, in the northern
part of the city.
Mrs. Frank Judd and Mrs. W. P.
Brown entertained a number of their
lady friends on Tuesday afternoon.
J. C. Yorks has returned home from
Montana on account of the serious ill
ness of his wife at Oak Park.
W. I. Baldwin and wife have closed
up their store in the Churchill building
and removed to Minneapolis.
J. J. Edwards and family have re
moved to Minneapolis, where he will
engage in business. : ;;v!
Rodney Jones has taken a position
with 11. W. Camren in his grocery store
on Second street.
Charley Easton and family will re
move to St. Paul, where he will cast his
lot in future.
Miss Mollie Henning, of West Supe
rior, Wis., isti guest of her brother, J.
E. A. Phinney has purchased the resi
dence of P. S. Deragisch : on South
Broadway. yyyyy-, w-V;''
Mrs. J. B. Tozer, of Hastings, has
been visiting among friends in this city.
Miss L. Weyerhauser, of Davenport,
10., is a guest of Miss Grace Torinus.
Mrs. W. H. Fellows has gone to Au
gusta, Ga., on a visit to her relatives.
I. E. McKusick has been appointed as
a night guard at the penitentiary.
Miss Bessie Shepard,.who has been
quite ill, is convalescing.
Miss Eva Foster has been a guest of
friends at Hudson, Wis.
John-Dillon is booked at the Grand
opera house April 6.
J. H. Townshend and wife are visiting
in Columbus, O. ■
Michael Gillespie has gone to Spokane
Fall, Montana. -5.
Mrs. Rochi Bronson is visiting friends
in Hudson, Wis.
Lincoln on Champagne.
Richmond Herald. mlHpi —
When Mr. Lincoln made his visit to
Gen. Grant's camp, at City Point, Va.,
in 1864. he was met by the general and
his staff, and upon being asked how he
- was, said: "I am not feeling very well.
I got pretty badly shaken up on the bay
coining down, and am not altogether
over.it yet." "Let me send for a bottle
of champagne for you, Mr. President,"
said one of the staff officers; "that is the
best remedy I know of for seasickness."
"No, no, my young friei^j.," said Mr.
Lincoln ; "I've seen many a man in my
time seasick ashore from drinking that
very article." ■_ . -
Never Used, a Bristle Brush.
A Yvell-kuown 'lady,who died recently
near Utiea, N. V., : in her ninety-third
year, never had a tooth out, a tooth
filled, or a toothache. All of ; her teeth
were perfectly sound, because, as .- she
said, she never had used a bristle tooth
brush, carefully applying instead a fine
woolen cloth. ...-•■-., ,
". — -ma .
On the Trail. v .
The first Texas cattle drive started up
the trail last week. It consisted of 12,
-000 head. These drives .become small
affairs. - A few years ago hundreds of
tliousands of cattle used to pass through
Western -Kansas every spring. The
drive is now almost a thing of the past.
Settlers are scattered 'all. over, the range;'
and towns >of from « 500 to 2,000 inhab
itants are numerous. * : r^;
TALES TOLD BY FACES
Sections of the Face Which
Point Out the Hidden
What the Beards of a Num
ber of Men Say for
Their Owners. .
Chins and Eyebrows Which
Play Important Parts
as Indices. '
Some Pleasant Gossip About
the Mustaches of Well
; . • Known Men. .••
An interesting study is that of the
natural and artificial peculiarities of
the human face, and particularly if the
face is that of a politician. The face
being the index of the character in
nine cases out of ten, or at least it being
supposed to be that, then each feature
of the face is an item of the index and
a betrayal of some personal char
acteristic. . And as a rule some
special feature will stand out
prominently, and this
conspicuity is gener
ally the very thing
which is first noticed,
and as a distinguish
ing mark it naturally
with the. cognition of
the owner and his
most prominent quali
Take the counte-
nance of Gov. McGill. for instance. It
is not at all a bad-looking face. It be-
tokens some latent
ability. It may not
be a warm, cordia t
well-lit-up face, but
it is not a repellant*
one by long odds.
Yet it has one marked feature that has
given the governor a common, but not
very dignifying name
in the state; thatis,the
"big black waxed mus
tache." Politicians and
country editors can't
keep from referring to
the governor as the
fVa/ i IRA Mr This mustache is sim
t.W.Ui;/^.N' ply sub ii m e. Men, who
love" their 'own personal appearance
might spend years and years in fruitless
endeavor to cultivate the
adornments of their up
per lips and never be
able to rival the . gov
ernor's firm, symmetri-
cal black mustache. There is no curl
to it, no straggling hairs. Each hair
HUGS TIGHT TO M' GILL.
Senator Sabin has a mus
tache something like Mc-
Gill's, but it is bolder, as-.;
serts itself more, reaches
out farther. Attorney Gen
eral M. E. Clapp also has a
fine black mustache, the
hairs growing uniformly,
but all with a tendecy to
turn inward as if pointing to
Capt. Clapp's great oratori-
W. R. Merriam's mus
tache and goatee are two
of the most contrary
things on record. When
he wakes up in the morn
ing he don't know
whether they have
changed places or not,,
until he looks in the
mirror which faces his
downy couch. He is
sometimes surpised to
discover that they still
play important parts in
the comedy of his coun
tenance ; but the hair
run.in every way,reach
ing out in every di
rection for political honors. "Comedy
of his countenance!"
Yes; not that Bill
Merriam is a humor
ous man like Bill
Nye, who doesn't pos-
sess a hair above his breast, for the
Third street banker is not
too funny by any means.
He is entertaining, jolly,
out and out, and expresses
his pleasure in a good loud
laugh. But his countenance
is truly an unintentional
comedy. There is a contrariety
about it all over, as if every feature
was determined to go
up against Mr.Merrlam's'
inmost wishes. "This»
was particularly notice
able when he was
speaker of the last
house. His executive,,
ability carried him over
every difficulty and
placed him on record
as the best speaker the
house has ever had, but
his face ! If a stranger
had been told that the
young man wearing
that incongruous face
with those reckless eye-
brows, that devil-may
care mustache, and that venerable—
alas ! that goatee, had aspirations toward
the governor's chair in the state capi
tol, he would have
laughed outright as
he compared it with
the sublime majesty
of the royal counte
nance of Edmund
Rice, or the bold,
fi r m face of Grovei
And while thinking of
Bill Merriam let us in
dulge in a glance at the
face ?of Ignatius Don-
nelly. It reminds you or. tne saucy
urchin at first. He was called the boy
lieutenant-governor when he presided
over the senate, and he has retained the
boy part of it ever since. Still, it is
not a very boyish face
when you proceed to ex
amine it. His is truly
the comedian's face, and
had Donnelly started
out as an actor he would
have become the great, - : v;
king of American comedy and fun and
mirth, and his name would have stood
side by side with that of
William Shakespeare in
the worshipful estima
tion of future genera
tions. Those curves
about the nostrils and
lips, those dimples in the
chin and everywhere'
apparent tell too well
the tale of Donnelly's natural art, and
woe to any man when he becomes the
victim of those curves
and dimples, and Don
nelly's satirical retort
turns him into
A BUTT OF RIDICULE.
By putting a pair of
whiskers upon Don-
nelly's face and taking out the dimples
and - straightening the
curves you have a por
trait of W.D. Wash
burn, Donnelly's , an
cient : foe. Mark ; the
"Washburn's f face and
Loren Fletcher's. Washburn's is frank
and open ; Loren's .' is J the very symbol
of : cunning and' " ; plotting. See
' the lines described bj
Fletcher's j close mus
tache and beard and saj
. if ' you • fail to ; perceive
; the dogged -persistencj
" and :: evil - designing ■oJ
Loren Fletcher. -
; Look, then, at the ; lower
part of Ed Durant's physi
og, and note the apparent
determination and self-as
sertion, devoid of all cun
ning, however, of the royal
face of the - late ice king.
Col. Bobletter's face is a
combination of A. R. Mc-
Gill's, Moses Clapp's and Bill Mer-
nam's. , Thomas Coch
ran's mustache and beard
come near being a dupli
cate of Mr. Merriam's.
Here are three men.Bob
letter, Cochran, and Mer
riam, w hose goatees con
vince you at once of their
financiering a a I ifi ca-
tions. All were
»'■ ! ' BORN TO BE RICH
if not great. :-,-
V William Lee, the
postmaster, has a mus
tache which if neither
Durant's nor McGill's,
yet it has suggestions of
both.Durant's mustache and beard
is. full of kingly curves, Mc-
Gill's has no curves except
toward himself,' Lee's curves outward,
then inward and downward, as if his
first impulse was al
ways to go out in kind
linesss toward his needy
fellowman, and his next
for Bill Lee. Do not
these things help one to
determine the choracter
of men?- Take Capt.
Ed Bean's mustache.
It is the mustache of the
natural-born soldier, a
brave, dashing fighter,
which curls reckless of
all danger. Again, Judge
Burr's mustache, by its
peculiar curves, suggests
the lawyer and the politi
cian. Senator C. B. Buck-
man's has got a turn that is half finan
cial, half political. Tom Bowen's is the
half literary, half politi
cal mustache. Senator
D. S. Hall's is a political
mustache from one end
to the other. Lieut.-
Gov. A. E. Rice's mus
tache is the very sug
gestion of the born par
liamentarian, cool, bold,
determined and cun-
Of the well-known men whose
BEARDS HAVE BECOME FAMOUS
there are Judge Flan
drau, Gordon E. Cole,
W.M.Campbell, P. H.
Kelly, Ed Rice, Bob
Smith, E. C. Long. W.
B. Dean. Charley Pills
bury, Henry Poehler,
Henry Keller, Dr.
Murphy, Jim Baker, yy'-,
Judge Kelly, Senator S. G. Comstock,
Senator C. G. Ed
wards and Charley
Gilman. Aid. Long's
moustache runs into
his beard, and each
then struggles to outdo
the other. Long's nat
ural fast-horse procliv-
ities account for this. Pat Kelly's hugs
close to his face— bushy, obstinate,
short beard. Judge
seems to be out of plane
with his long, flowing
beard. His beard is curly
and his moustache
straight. This, howev
er, indicates the judicial
qualities of the able counsel; that he
would* not overlook any of the intrica
cies of the case, but his final deciston
would be positive and
supreme. W. B. Dean's
hair comes out a little
longer than Pat Kelly's,
and curves every way;
but it will never have
the very striking ap-
pearance of Pat Kelly's. Dean's ap
proaches that of Gordon E. Cole.
The grand thing about Gordon E.
Cole's face is his fore
head. Symbolical ot
deep thought, and
clear, calm, cool judg
ment, -it tells you of
a good man and
an able lawyer. Charley Pillsbury
has a ; very emphatic, positive, dogged
beard, like- Loren Fletcher's, sur-
mounted .by a cult
ured mustache, like
that of W. E. Lee, of
Long Prairie. Dr. J.
H. Murphy has a
beard that doubtless
•'•';; - ; . • assists him largely in
his practice, for the sight of it is
GOOD FOR ANY PATIENT.
Senator Edwards possesses a beard
that started out to be like C. A. Pills
bury's, and then concluded to try to re-
semble Gordon E.Cole's.
This, then, accounts,
probably for the tacti
cian qualities of Pills
bury, and the logical
characteristics of Mr.
Cole, both of which Col.
Edwards possesses to
some extent. W. M.
Campbell has got the -beard of a patri-
arch and a good, hon
est official. That
beard tells you so,
and his record proves
it. Jim Baker has the
beard of a genius. It is one of the ex
traordinarily suggestive beards of the
ical of the orator, the
politician, the office
seeker, and the avowed
that versatile beard,
Gen. Baker could be a
champion of anybody's
rights if he wanted t<
beard! What does it not tell you?
does it not tell you of Gil
man, every hair of it? Only
one Gilman. and every hair
for Gilman! There is the
beard and there are the
lines of his bald upper lip-
they tell you that- the
man is a cunning, per
sistent, obstinate, vindic
tive Charley Gilman man.
The story told by Sena
tor Henry Keller's beard
is that of the German who has come
here to stay, who has made money, and
intends- to make more.
Henry Poehler, the pride,
congressianally or iv any
other way, of the Ger
mans of "the Minnesota
valley, possesses a curly
beard suggestive of much
kindness of character.
Judge Kelly has the beard
religious and charitable;
man. : -
! Some men have | other
features equally sugges
tive of their character,
however. Dan Lawler'Sv-B
eyebrows remind you of
the born prosecutor, and Judge Lars M.
Rand's profile speaks of the fair-minded
magistrate. Frank Fairchild's chin is a
while Public Examiner
Kenyon's modesty suggests
the quotient line in a sum
of division. The lower part
of Treasurer's Reis' face
balances like his books, while that of
Senator A. J. Whiteman reminds you of
the young dashing gentleman of culture
and means. Tom Jefferson's face from
the bridge of the nose down to his round
chin is a poetical marvel of song, fight
ing qualities, and dramatic ability. '■:-; :.";■
-■-■i- -- • :
§8-53 A Significant Speech.
Chicago Times. .. ; yy.j' : '.
: Gen. Bragg opens his diplomatic ca
reer by a very, significant speech at a
banquet given in : his honor by Ameri
cans resident in the City of Mexico. ""He
talked plainly and to the point when he
said : that the sympathy of President
Cleveland's administration was with the
liberal government of Mexico, and that
the reactionary party which has , ten
dencies toward a monarchial regime,
would in no event be permitted to carry
its designs into execution.
No Sister for Him.
Life. ..,"-.- - - :-.
--; i Cornelius - (forgetting himself)—
will he a sister to me ! A $10 sleigh ride
this afternoon, a box at the opera jto
night, supper at Delmonieo's < and a cab
home! * A sister to - me? Great '■ Scott!
What kind of a fool human being do you
take a brother to be? • ■ --.--.-.
A STUDY OF LIMBS.
But Merely the Harmless Kind
Known as Cork
- -.-■■- . ** .. -••
The Name is Incorrect as
Willow is the Material
Evolution of the Artificial
Limb—What Our Fathers
Information Gathered on the
Street and at a Local
E HAVE all
heard that com
mon and ordi
of every day
there goes a
man with a cork
leg;" but if the
never was a
nomer than this
in the world,
because no crip
ple has ever, so
far, walked by
the aid of such a contrivance, nor has
any one living ever seen such a thing
unless by stretching a point. As the
Irishman remarked, it would be per
missible to call the pedestrian append
ages of gentlemen horn in Cork, Ire
land, by the name of the city of their
parentage. How this popular delusion
about game legs came about is one of
the mysteries of the past and tne pres
ent, yet from time immemorial the say
ing has gone the rounds, and in time the
expression, "cork legs," although a de
lusion and a snare, became public prop
erty. In the manufacture of false limbs
cork is but little used, and its import
ance in construction amounts to but a
mere bagatelle of the completed article.
For the purposes of Sunday reading
the matter that is supplied should be
delicately poised between
Something that Is naughty,
Yet something that is nice;
Something not too naughty,
And yet can be read twice.
And as the subject of artificial limbs
is one that about answers to the require
ments of the above little ditty, because
the possibilities around a limb, artificia
or otherwise, are decidedly
NAUGHTY AND NICE
sometimes, and furthermore the whole
subject will well repay a close and con
stant study on account of the novel and
entertaining facts to be learned from it,
it will not be out of place here to ramble
among those who are acquainted with
the business and, as it were, pry
slightly into the secrets of the craft.
Let us then away to that peculiar re
gion of crippledom, where on the very
threshold Capt. Cuttle will greet us with
his iron prong, and further on afield we
will meet the innumerable caravan of
victims of heroism, of foolhardiness
and of d d foolishness, which latter
has caused more than half the
maims and bruises among suffering
humankind since ever the world be
gan. Oh! but it is an irregular
sound that now strikes upon our ears as
we further wander onward. There is
the bong! bung! bong! of the quaint old
peg of historic times. There is the bing!
bang! bung! of the crutches one by one,
and further on there strikes the esthetic
limping stride of the $100 artificial leg,
a perfect aristocrat among his humbler
companions of pegs.
In the days of pioneerdom who ever
heard of an artificial leg, or even of a
cripple of any sort? Why, nobody,
echoes back the brawny, silvery
crowned old veterans of the past who
laugh as they grunt out how hale and
hearty they are to-day, and point to the
fact it is only within the past few years
such things as false legs could be pur
chased outside of the large Eastern cit
ies and possibly Chicago. The enormous
increase of the population and the con
tinuance of everything tending toward
the highest civilization have created a
demand for artificial limbs, just as in
evitably as the cripples have come and
DAILY BEING TURNED OUT
by the principal agents that go to make
up the aforesaid civilization of our day;
but bless your soul, the pioneers knew
nothing of such miseries. Their glori
ous life was that of the open prairie, of
the log hut song when the chase was
done and the fire was blazing on kin
dling hearths. Their glorious life knew
but little care beyond whether the sport
was good, bad or indifferent.
They lived open and healthy lives and
communing with nature learned of the
manliness, the excellence, the know
ledge to be gleaned from the forest
and the field and from the meadows
and the lakes that lay so calm around
them. In the innocence and healthful
ness of such a life they were infinitely
better off than we are. The civilization
of to-day has brought countless bless
ings to mankind but it has also bred
much hatred and malice, created drunk
ards, and loafers, and most pitiful of
all largely increased the number of
cripples, and here we return from wan
dering and once more strike the main
issue— artificial legs.
THE LOCAL MARKET.
The presence of many deformed and
legless people in Minneapolis opened up
a hew field for those engaged in this
curious and melancholy business, and
for the past few years a leg, or a crutch,
or a peg, or in fact anything connected
with the deformed can be bought in
Minneapolis as good, if not better, than
in any city of the East. A visit to the
establishment here was full of interest.
Like all other trades to-day, the work of
this one has been reduced to the highest
point of an art. As remarked in the open
ing lines of this article, cork plays a
very inferior part in the formation of a
false leg. The finest light grain willow
wood is really the material used. This
wood is solely handled by a man in
Philadelphia, who supplies the trade
exclusively. When a leg is ordered it
is cut out of the solid block and gradu
ally planed down till it becomes quite
thin. Just below the knee point a
band of thin brass made even with the
wood is braced round so as to prevent
splitting. The whole thing is then cov
ered with raw hide to strengthen it, and
over that is placed a coating of enamel,
which gives the limb a pleasing and fin
ished appearance. The length of the
leg. the size and the placinc of the
straps and braces are of course governed
by the case in point, as well as the pro
viding of bends by a system of springs
at the kneecap, the instep and the toes.
The specimens of this work executed in
the city by experts residing . here, and
therefore essentially Minneapolis work,
and which can be seen are some of
them perfectly beautiful and unique in
their extraordinary perfectness. The
shades of night were drawing to a close
ere the reporter had finished his exam
ination of all the splints and irons and
legs and pegs in the. institution, and as
he retired, for an appropriate farewell
he heard a maiden warble sweetly:
A man can make a tooth or a leg;
A nose he can make to stay ;
But the funny part is he can't make a
Because he ain't built that way.
Plenty of -Company.
There is one dear old story that al
ways come up in talk about great eat-"
ers" It as . been told of all sorts of
guzzlers, from a . city . alderman to the
judge of : appeal at Avignon, under the
, ancient ; regime. "And then, • sir, -we
; topped up with .. a ; gorgeous turkey, a
: first-chop bird— never J tasted a juicier
melt in the mouth— crammed: with truf
fles to the eyes— bouquet is no word for
it— left nothing but. the bones." "How:
many were you?"' "Two?" "What!
Only two?" "Yes, two. Why not? The
turkey; and myself."^.-r-rv ?
1225, 1227, 1229
Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis.
• OUR $16,000 STOCK OF
We are determined to close out every article of Clothing
in stock. Prices have been cut and slashed most unmerci
fully, as we are anxious to dispose of the entire stock on short
order. You have but a few days to avail yourself of an op.
portunity of buying Goods for half value. Don't miss attend
ing this great sale, as it is positively the last chance to pur
chase Clothing at such ruinous prices.
Kfl BOYS' SUITS in brown and wool check, good style full
t>*/ suit, in sizes from 9to 14 years, all worth 16.50.
Reduced to close, $3.65.
KQ BOYS' SUITS in dark check, made from Union Cassimere,
" v sizes from 9 to 10 years, full suit price $0.
AU go at $2.75.
K() BOYS' Colored Cassimere Suits, knee pants, extra good
**** style, cost to manufacture 54. We offer your."
Choice $2.75 per suit.
OCJ BOYS' all wool suits, in cheeks and mixtures, extra line
»m" farmers' satin lining, size 9to 10 years. Price $8.50.
Kfl EXTRA fine Boys' all-wool Cassimere Suits, in a very
'*"' pretty and distinct check, knee pants, size 4to 10 years, handsome and
stylish goods. Trice §7.
Reduced to close $3.75.
AC) YOUTHS' suits in wool union mixtures, very nice and
"*"' stylish goods. Price $0.50. *
Reduced to close $3.50.
AQ YOUTHS' Diagonal Worsted Suits, in black only, well
'**' made and stylish. Price 18.
Closing price $3.75.
OK MEN'S double-breasted coat and vest, made from heavy
it ' black Astrachan, good farmers' satin-lining, an extra good article for
spring wear. Price $12.50.
Closing price $8.
Of) MEN'S Black Worsted sack suits, diagonal lining, good
t,v styles. One of our leaders at $12. '
Closing price $7.50.
7K MEN'S Scotch all-wool sack suits, in broken sizes, princi
■." pally 34 and SO. All are 112 suits. We offer the
Entire Line at $5 per suit.
ANOTHER lot of men's sack suits, in broken sizes, 45 in mini
■**■ her, in Scotch mixtures, light colors, good quality lining and well made
Worth $14. A snap. All must go, and
$5 Takes Choice.
Kf| SUITS in heavy Union Cassimere, well made and durable,
M" sizes 36 to 40, cheap at $7.
Closing price $5.
fifl BLACK and Brown suits, Diagonal Worsted, four-button
m* cutaway, in sizes 34 to 37. All $15 suits.
Closing price $8.50.
T\(\ YOU want a Spring Overcoat? We can fix you out and
*"\J f or half price. Our stock in these goods is somewhat broken, and ill
order to dispose of them rapidly we offer the entire line and your choice at
Half Value and Less.
OUR LINE of Heavy Overcoats, or rather the remainder of
" our winter stock, we offer at prices must wonderful, and much
Below Manufacturer's Cost.
WE ARE ANXIOUS TO SELL, and it is to your interest to
buy if prices are right. All we ask is a call. Look over our assort
ment and satisfy yourself as to whether we do as we advertise. Call early, a*
this is not a lengthy sale, but or very short duration, and positively the last and
final sale of Overcoats in our establishment.
BOYS' OVERCOATS-Thirty Boy's Overcoats, Union Cassi
meres, from 4 to 10 years, and worth 12, $2.25 and $2.50.
Closing price $1.20 each.
WE PLACE on sale two lots Boys's Overcoats: first lot eon
'" sists of 25 extra heavy Wool Brown Mixed, worth $0; 80 Cray Melton
Coats with cape attached, worth $0.50, ranging in size from 4 to 10 years, all
thrown in one pile ; closing price, '
Choice $3.50 each.
OE EXTRA HEAVY Boys' Chinchilla Overcoats, worth §7,
■*** sizes from sto 10 years. "
Closing price $3.75,
ANE LOT Fur Caps, Alexis style, satin-lined, about three
" dozen remain in stock; have sold all season at $2, balance logo.
Closing price $1,25 each.
FIVE DOZEN Scotch Caps, in gray and blue, good quality, all
sizes, price cents. m
Closing price 25c each.
TWO SPECIAL JOBS IN SOCKS— 2S dozen Men's Wool Socks,
* all the colors, principally dark, 20c per pair.
Closing price 10c per pair,
on DOZEN Men's All-Wool Socks, in scarlet, brown and
**" wine, double heel and toe, an extra good 25c quality.
Closing price 15c per pair.
REMEMBER every article in this department must go at a
*» rapid rate, as room must be made for other goods. We shall dispose of th<
clothing, and the sooner the better. Mail orders are kindly solicited and will re.
ceive prompt attention.
1225, 1227, 1229
Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis.