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MINNEAPOLIS.
THE MADDING THKOXG.
AH that the average pedestrians on
the streets desire to form a crowd
IS an excuse. Like relatives over a
dead body, they "ii! surround the
smallest, most trivial affair until
whole streets are blockaded. This
disposition of the human race
to collect in crowds probably explains
the existence of cities, but it has been
well illustrated in Minneapolis the past
week by the throngs which have con
gregated on the corner of loo! let and
Washington, attracted by the stereop
ticon views which a business firm has
been exhibiting for business purposes.
Early in the evening, when the first
picture is thrown on the screen, a
casual pronienader will stop and loot
at it. Another seems him looking at
something and stops too. Then another
and another are added to the nucleus
tor a crowd, and before many minutes
have passed the walks arc so crowded
that one has to literally light his way
through, if he be in any haste.
Old men stop and ease curiously at the
flitting pictures. Young men stop, look
up knowingly, but never move on.
Ladies forget all about that cake of
yeast that they came down town to buy
la their eagerness to be with the crowd.
Young fellows out for an evening walk
with their best girls form part and par
cel of the gathering. Cmldren rush
from one point of observation
to another, ofttimes knocking the legs
from under th.ir elders in their haste
to secure a coign of vantage. Frequent
discussions as to how these pictures are
nude are heard not seldom taking a
decidedly angry turn. So it goes until
a burly policeman comes along and
clears a space for the unlucky mortals
who have something to do besides gaz
ing at pictures on a white cotton screen.
It all merely illustrates oue of the
many phases of human life.
"Here you are, ladies and gentlemen!
All the latest and supular songs t the
day: 'Down Went MeUinty,' 'Listen
to Sly Tale of Woe,' 'Where Did You
Get That Hat.' 'Marguerite,' 'Mottoes
on the Wall.' AH the latest and popu
lar songs of f he day for only ten
cents I" The crier of this re
frain was a diminutive specimen
of humanity, apparently about
twelve years old, and he certainly
looked as if he needed the 10 cents. He
was standing on the walk on Washing
ton avenue, between 'Mcoiletand First
avenue, where the greatest crowds are
to l>e found in the evening. Nobody
seemed to lie buying his ware*, so he
began again: "All the latest and popu
lar songs of the day, gentlemen, for only
lo cents. -Down Went- McGinty,'
'Listen to My Tale of Woe.' 'Where Did
You Get That Hat. Mary ?\" .
"See here, young fellow," broke in a
brawny six-footer, "it's none of your
business where 1 eot this hat. I'm
down here from Montany, and I'll wear
any hat I damn please. Don't go tryin'
to go giviu me the laugh, for 1 won't
have it."
"I didn't mean to offend you. mister.
I was only hollerin' the names of these
'ere songs. Have one?" with an eye to
business.
"That's all right, little un. Don't
think Tin green 'cause 1 look so. B't 1
guess yer ail right. Here's a shiner;
keep ther change."
lie was perhaps a little too self-assert
ive on the question of his rights, but he
had a heart, and one small boy was
made happy.
TOWN TOIMCS.
In view of the new letter boxes on
our streets, it is pertinent to ask how
would a one-armed man get a letter
into oue of them?
All the morning newspapers have
made arrangements to secure more
newsboys to handle their increased
issue on Sunday. This is a result of
the war announced by the ministers.
The Globk has been requested to
deny that Col. Thomas Lowry always
wears rubber irloves when manipulating
electric line stock.
Foster and Hengle have closed a deal
with Sam Morton by virtue of which
he will sit in the middle of their rink
on such days as yesterday and keep the
ice good and hard.
Jake Heiu is in sackcloth and ashes.
The German authorities will send a man
after Scheiber.
The amateur detectives, enlisted from
the ranks of the Y. M. C. A., spent
yesterday in receiving the congratula
tions of friends and in detailing their
deeds of valor while running the gaunt
let of sin and the devil on Saturday
night.
Herbert Pntnam,of the public library,
■will resign his position as assistant re
porter on the Pioneer Press, because of
the alleged picture of him published in
that paper yesterday. Like his friend,
E. C. Babb, Putnam can stand abuse,
but not ridicule.
REPORTOKIAL MUSINGS.
"Reporters please not copy." "Hie above
is an inscription frequently written on the
margins of leaves in the marriage license
register at the district court. What is it pat
there for? Contrary to the natural supposi
tion, li is not the request of parties who de
sire to set married secretly. All snch (to to
liuds'jD. Xor can it be said that it is dune be
cause the licensed persons do not wish the
fact of the marriage to get into the papers. Li
censes are seldom issued more than one day
before the wedding takes place, and in nine
cases out of ten the persons who do not wish
their names to appear as having been ii
censed to wed are of such social prominence
that the fact is sure to be chronicled. Again
the question arises for what purpose is It
done? One explanation, which can be
founded not altogether upon fiction. Is that
these parlies do not like to seem so con
nected with the vulgar throng as to be oblig
ed to ask permission of the authorities be
fore entering the bonds of matrimony. An
other reason which inightbe adduced is that
these parties are squeamish about their
tiames appearing in the midst of Olsons,
Gilhooleys and Schonlebers which bo largely
compose the bulk of the names on the reg
ister, and which are of so pronounced ror
eign origin. There is but little doubt that both
reasons obtain. Take your choice between
them.
• • •
A Globe reporter visited the theater
the other evening, aiid be has not
been in a good humor since. He was not
conscious of having been especially wicked
recently, but certain it is that he was sorely
afflicted by an unkind Providence. His seat
happened' to be next that of a choleric indi
vidual with whom he was sllsbttT ac
quainted. This person is connected with an
organization called th» board of trade, which
deems itself Epecially constituted to run the
earth, and he doubtless feels himself privi
leged to do as he pleases, regarnlos of the
comfort of others. He did not like the play,
and about every three minutes took occasion
to remark :
"Bosh : This is about the nearest approach
to a force 1 ever saw. No man who ever
•went through me war, as I did. ever saw any
thing lite that. Tbis makes me sick." 1
Then he would fill up the interval by de
tailing how long he had been in the war
and how he knew all about it. He continued
to make himself unusually disagreeable,
even for him. He might nave been content
to keep his mouth closed. There were per
sons present who really did enjoy the play,
or would nave enjoyed it had it not been for
his obnoxious personality. Was it ignorance
or plain boorisnness? Probably the latter.
Sons of America.
A fine addition was made to the rapidly
growing Patriotic Order Sons of America last
Friday evening at 208 Central avenue, when
Camp No. 3 was formally Instituted by Na
tional Organizer Lewis B. Ind. assisted by
large delegations from Camps 1 and 2, com
prising many leading citizens. After the in
itiatory ceremonies were over. diaries D.
Mover, district president of Minnesota, in
stalled the following officers elect: Presi
dent. H. J. keels; vice president,
L. A. McAninch; pin president, Charles
Estcs; M. of F. and C. William J. Jihnson;
conductor, G. W. Boot: chaplain, A. J.
Messer: recording secretary, P. S. Ware,
financial secretary, Fred C. Blodgett; treas
urer, Frank E. Blodgett: inner guard, Ed A.
Tavlor; outer guard, Charles L. Hutchins;
right sentinel. W. M. Johnson; left sentinel,
Leo C. Hntchins; trustees, F. E. Blodgelt,
William J. Johnson. H. J. Skeela.
MINNEAPOLIS GLOBULES.
Miss Maggie Onrom is seriously ill at her
residence, 1718 NldOi avenue south.
William Rastron will be buried to-morrow
from his late residence, 310 l Tenth avenue
youth, under the auspices of the K. of P.
Lodge 34, and L O. G. T. Lodge 119.
THE LIBRARY OPENING
The Important Event in the
City's History Occurs
To-Night.
The Promenade Concert at
the West Hotel for the
Fire Sufferers.
A Sermon Symposium From
Leading: Minneapolis
Pulpits.
The Various Phases of Life
of a Quiet Flour City
Sabbath.
The opening of the public library
building this afternoon and evening
promises to l>e a uiosi auspicious occa
sion. The hours of the reception will
Ik- from 4 until 10:30 p. in., and doubt
less the spacious building will bo
crowded to its utmost capacity
duting these hours. Every one is
expected to b« present, and the faces
of the varied congregation will be no
small point of interest in the library
opening. For the faces interested in
the grand building and its grand con
tents must needs be all interesting faces
whether they come from the ranks of
high or low. lv this realm all are
equals. _
T. B. Walker, E. M. Johnson, Thomas
Lowry. M. 11. Koon, Sv.en Ottedahl, J.
13. Atwater, A. C. Austin, E. C.
Babb and President Cyrus North
! roD form the library board, and
they will act as reception committee
for the visitors at the building this
afternoon. It is not to be a full dress
; affair at all. It will be an enjoyable oc-
I casion, however. with interesting
! entertainment besides the prime inter
est, the building itself and contents.
j Danz's full orchestra will furnish
I music, and there will be. no end of mi
i teresting objects to greet the eye.
But tew invitations have been sent.
: and those to prominent personages out
I of town, and to similar institutions.
j '1 he invitation to the public is througu
! the newspapers. The invitations are
handsome billets, and read as follows:
The Library Board
of the City of Minneapolis
requests the honor of your presence
at the opening of ihe
Public Library Building.
Monday. Decemixsr 16th, 1889,
from four until ten o cloca.
The invitations were accompanied by
the following neat letter:
The inclosed is the form of invita
tion to the opening of the library build
ing Kent to institutions without the
city. No individual invitations will be
issue.l to residents of Minneapolis and
fct. Paul. But the library board desire,
through the press, to extend a general
invitation to the public of the l win
Cities, and especially to the residents of
Minneapolis, to whom the library build
ing belongs. And they trust that the
character of this invitation may be so
emphasized that every citizen shall feel
himself to have been personally ad
dressed and desired to be present.
Very respectfully,
Libkaby Board OF Minneapolis,
T. B. Walkek, President.
EVKKYUUUY COME.
Nothing Remains to Be Done for
the Benefit Concert '10-M»ht.
The Press club committees having in
charge the benefit concert at the West
to-night met last evening and com
pleted all arrangements. The florists
j who will have charge of the decorations
i are Mendenhall, Desmond, Wessling
I and Smith, and they will make a big
I display. 'Ihe members of the Fort
Snelling band will be the guests of the
I hotel, and that organization will be on
j hand early in the evening. The mili
! tary band will be stationed in the main
j dining room from 4 o'clock until 10,
■ when it will give place toDanz'a full or
; chestra. The military players will then
! go to the rotunda. Refreshments will
i be served in the ladies' ordinary from
! 10 o'clock until the close, and no one
i need remain remain away tor fear of
any scarcity in this Jine. The recep
tion committees are requested to arrive
not later than 3:30.
At the Press club meeting $3,800
i actual cash receipts were accounted
i for. There is probably close upon
| $1,000 which will be turned in to-day.
The Press club committees will meet
again this evening aud make as nearly
complete a report as possible.
The ladies' dressing rooms will be on
the parlor floors. All who have pur
chased tickets are expected to be pres
ent. Col. West's house can and will
accommodate everybody. The follow
ing is the musical programme, arranged
for the bneliing band:
March— "Leve Not' 1 .....Conferna
"Ultima*' Buccxlossi
Selection— "Popular Airs'' beyer
serenade Moszkowski
"Stephanie" Czibulta
selection— "Orpheus" Offenbach
Polonaise— "Royal Decree" Swift
Fatitasia— tradella 1 ' Heinicke
Evening t-ereuaae Lascomb
Galop — "In a Hurry" Rosenberg
Frank Danz's superb organization of
musicians will render the following
numbers:
March— "Pro Patria et Gloria ' Wiegand
Overture— "William Tell' Rossini
Selection— "Huguenots" Meyerbeer
Waltz— "El Turia" .Grenada
Overture— "Zampa" Herold
selection— "carmen" Bizet
Waltz — "Village swallows" Strauss
Galop— "Good Nifch:" Gurney
THE Filth? KsCAPES.
Over 100 Notices Served by Mr.
Hazen Up to Date.
A decided movement is being made
by Inspector Hazen in regard to fire
escapes. All day yesterday he was
i kept busy filling out blanks according
j to the reports of the deputies in regard
to the needs of the various buildings,
being addressed to the "owner, lessee
or occupant" of the building, and read
ing as follows:
"In conformity with the provisions of
chapter 133. General Laws I?* 3, al>o sec
tious -6 and 27 of the city ordinance relat
ing to buildings, you and each of you are
hereby notified to construct or cause to be
constructed on and permanently attached
to said building the following" — then
stating the number and position of the
tire escapes and an" alteration of the stair
way. The notice also states that the
plans of the building be submitted to
inc. building inspector and also states that
"should you refuse or neglect to comply with
the conditions of this notice within thirty
days from date of service thereof, you will
be subject to the penalties prescribed by law
for such refusal or neglect"
Mr. Hazen evidently means business,
as over 100 notices have been served al
ready, and others will be issued as soon
as the reports of the deputies come in.
ROBE.XT BROWNING.
Rev. H. M. Simmons Dissects the
Port's Religious Views.
At the First Unitarian church yester
day morning Rev. 11. M. Simmons spoke
of .Robert Browning, and especially of
his treatment of religious questions.
He said that, except occasional
enigmas, which, . however puzzling,
afford an added pleasure to
those stopping to guess them,
Browuing is by no means so obscure as
is commonly charged. He abounds in
most graphic passages, picturing per
sons and passions in a few strong words
with artistic power. His chief dramatic
power is seen in those poems where only
oue person speaks, but in such way
that you hear all the others about him,
and see the whole scene and circum
stances. In this way, for instance, his
'\Fra Lippo Lippi : ' pictures not only that
THE PAINT PAUL BAIL* GLOBE: MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 16, 188*.
painter, but fell critics. and tlic rival
schools of the nftcenth century, and ti
dying bishop of St. Praxes tells us in
two oi three pages, not only all his own
personal weakness* but most of the
conflicting elements of the sixteenth
Many such vivid reproductions of tile
fast IJiowninz has jriven us, chiefly in
taly, for that was tue land of his love.
"Open my heart and yon shall Bee
Graved inside of it, Italy."
Browning's religious sympathies were
broad, un<l most people cou.d find some
support for their own opinion in his
p;ues. He sometimes shows up the
tollies and faults of the church with a
severity that would delight its worst
enemies. On the other hand he
can defend the most orthodox
doctrines, and defend that agnostic
Bishop I Hoist ram for supporting them.
In his ••Christmas Eve," lie begins with
positive ridicule of the meeting in the
dissenting chapel, and of the tat wo
man who "purred with pleasure" in
hearing the "preaching-man's immense
stupidity;" but he concludes by seeing
that with all their errors, they have the
substance of the very best religion,
and by joining with them in the clos
ing hymn "to Hepzibah tune." He
is just as favorable to the Catholic
church, and though picturing its faults
without mercy, many of his noblest
characters are from its members. Such
is that Po muilia, one of the purest and
saiutliest women in all literature, and
such is her most noble priestly defender
Capoiisaccui. And in that "King
and the Boot," the pope is
not only one of the grandest of
characters, but one of the freest from
prejudice, praising the old heathen
Euripides for his immense moral su
periority to the sons of the church. And
browning not only shows such sympa
thy with both Christians and heathen,
but an esDwial sympathy with the
Jews. He makes continual use of the
rabbinical legends; he delights to
ridicule the church for its perse
cutions and hatred of them, in
such poems as '"Filipo Baldiuucci" and
"iloly Cross Day;" in the latter he
makes Rabbi Ben Ezra declare that if
Jews did crucify Christ, they, have
since been truer followers of Him than
the Christians have been: and to this
same rabui he ascribes his most es
teemed religious poem. In short,
Browning's religion was broad enough
to embrace the Catholic church, the
Anglican church, the dissenting chapel,
heathen Greece and Judaism without
partiality.
ANOTHEIi «».\ Hi IOWNING.
A Devoted \dinirer Gives* an In-
terpr.-tat ion ot* 4 is I. fe.
Rev. Marion D. Shutter preached at
the Church of the Redeemer yestentay
morning to a congregation that filled
tin* house to the top seat of the gallery.
His theme was Browning. He said:
"Browsing is the poet of man. as Bry
ant and Wodswonh are the poets of
nature. Browning sees very little in
nature, and cares veryliitle for what he
does see. He believes with Pope that
the prop t study of mankind is man.
Soweiurnto him for light upon the
old question, 'What is your life?'
Browning has a hearty, healthy trust
in hum an nature. He sees the
evil and does not screen it;
but he points out, insists
upon, and emphasizes the good. He
believes that in the strife between the
wheat and tares, the tares will finally
be burned and the wheat will till wiUiits
golden grams the garner of the Lord.
He has also a deep and fixed belief in
G,kl. While he ridicules the idea that
(mml is altogether such an one as we, in
passions, caprices, likes and dislikes, he
believes in the divine wisdom and good
ness. From this vantage ground he
looks upon man. imperfect and unde
veloped, struggling painfully up to
wards God, and sees in the world, with
its trials and reverses, the very means
by which the goal is to be reached.
Browning measures men not by what
they accomplish outwardly in the world,
not by their achievements, l>ut by their
ideals. It is not the work of our hands,
but the outreachings of our hearts that
determines whether life be successful.
Such success may lie achieved in any
position in life The faithful soul, how
ever humble, is always necessary. God
Himself cannot dispense with that soul.
Nor did Browning limit the period of
man's development to this world. He
believed in the continuity of life— the
life immortal. Somewln_re the work
must be completed. Somewhere vic
tory must crown every battle!"
IRELAND \f MINNEAPOLIS.
The Archbishop Delivers a Ser-
mon at M. Klizabeth's Chnrch.
Archbishop Ireland delivered a most
interesting sermon yesterday morning
at SL Elizabeth's Catholic church, cor
ner of Eighth street and Fifteenth ave
nue. He opened by referring to the
coming Christmas celebrations and the
reasons why we should rejoice. By
meditating upon this, he said we
become better able to assist in tbe cere
monies. Christ came into this world to
show us by his death on the cross, the
irreatest proof of Hid love which we
could understand. We only under
stand divine love when it is made
human, and for this reason (Jod gave to
us His only begotton son." He then
dwelt at some length upon
the sufferities of thi Savior and
of our unworthiness. After showing
how miserable the soul was without any
knowledge of its hereafter, he portrayed
Christ teaching his disciples the immor
tality ot the soul, the beauty and ma
jesty of God, and the laws which must
be obeyed in order to obtain heaven.
How *te left them His church in order
that the truths which he had taught
might live forever. He then pointed out
the sacraments as being left us to wash
away the stains of sin, and urged
that as the Christmas holidays were ap
proaching, all should make new res
olutions to do good and avoid evil. All
the elements of evil, in hell or on
earth," not being powerful enough to
lead us into sin nnless wewill it. In clos
ing he spoke of the peace of mind which
a good conscience gives and said that
that peace far exceeded any joy to be
found in this life. The sacrament of
continuation was administered to a class
of from fifty to sixty at 2 o'clock yester
day afternoon, the archbishop being as
sisted by Key. J. C. Byrne, chancellor
of the diocese. Rev. Dr. Cestell, of
Thomas seminary and Rev. Bernard
Landinery, pastor of the church.
CENTESAKY MKTHODISTB.
They Will Erect a New Building
in Minneapolis.
Since Rev. H. H. French's appoint
ment to the pastorate of the Centenary
M. E. church the congregation has
increased owing to his efforts. He has
demonstrated to the satisfaction of all
the necessity of a new church. The old
one on the corner of First avenue south
and Seventh street is clearly too small
to accommodate the congregation, and
they have decided on building a mag
nificent edifice on some lots owned by
the church at the corner of First ave
nue south and Grant street. There is
some, debt remaining on the old edifice,
which will 1m? paid off and the building
probably sold.
TO OLSON'S MbMOUV.
A Memorial Meeting at the First
Baptist Church, Chicago.
Chicago, Dec, 15.— A memorial
meeting wns held in the First Baptist
church this afternoon to do honor to the
memory of Prof. Edward Olson, who
met a tragic death in the Tribune fire
at Minneapolis. Every seat in the body
of the chinch was occupied, Mo9t of
those present were university graduates,
professors, clergymen or professional
men. Rev. Dr. Lorimer. Lawyer
Gvorse C. Ingham and others wore
among the speakers. A movement is
on foot to endow a chair in the new
Baptist university to the memory of
Prof. Olson. It is intended to raise
foo,ooo for this purpose. S. E. Olson,
a brother of the deceased, has promised
to give the first $5,000. Prof. Olson's
library, made up of rare and valuable
books, will be given to the new uni
versity.
THE NEXT GOVERNOR.
Already Minneapolis Politi
cians Claim Him as
Their Own,
Else He Must Coma From th 3
Country-- Nj Seoni
Teim.
Change in tha State Press—
Gilman Joins Fletcher
ani L in »don.
Disapooin m3nt Ov3P Waih
burn's Custom House Bill
—A New Candidate.
Who will be the next nominee on the
Republican ticket for governor, is a
question that lea ling Republicans In
Minneapolis are quietly asking •*■
oth r every diy now. Thourn there is
very little being d;>!i ouauly in the
political ti-ild at present, there is a gn>i
deal of "priv on :e chat" on tuis
nutter. ll.jnnapineo.mty Republicans,
it is well kno.v.i. luvj mile up their
minds that the next cavern >r of Minne
sota must come fro.n the "City at the
Falls" or the county. Tn«J s iy tuat the
custom of giving iiii-u n j .'lib two terms
wa- trampled upon hist year in side-
tracking at the sa.«i "tuna honor
ing ail the other state -iais with a
reiiominatiou. and that if s.u:li tact a
are resorted to by the friends of th
present governor w i in the tiinj coujs
Hennepin's "40.)" w.ll see that Mrfrria:n
s treated as his pro leeawic w is. This
feeling, however, is not universal in
Minneapolis, an.l a strong pr -satire is
bein* brought to bear on the few who
think otherwise, if the pressure has
the desired effect it will work much to
the disadvantage of the St. Paul candi
date.
#» • *
A great deal of uneasiness over
spreads the anti-Merriani army in Min
neanolis over the sudden and unex
pected closing up of the state press on
Oov. Merriaui's candidacy for a second
term. They look UDon this as very
queer. They say that for a time dur
ing the summer almost all the Republi
can papers of the suite were ready to
behead Merriam, and were- willing to
accept any candidate in preference to
the present governor: but the silence
which they have ouserved for some time
past un this matter has given tue M>n
neaiK>li3 wire-pullers more trouble than
anything since last election. They will
not openly admit that they have been
caught with their stockings down, but
are ready to confess th..t the sudden
change of heart on the part ot the coun
try press cannot be explained by them.
It would never do for these politicians
to insinuate anything derntcali ry to the
independence of the country editors, tor
such a move would alienate the outside
vote, and no man might attempt to
struggle against such odds. v .:
• » - * i-- -j
These are the bare facts that stare
"Uncle" Loren Fletcher and his right
bower, R. B. Langdon, who always
says he is, "out of politics." but works
harder in that line of business than any
other man in the state, Charley Gil
man exempted. The St. Cloud man. it
was alleged, was in financial straits a
short time ago, but his political oppo
nents will look in vain lor the expected
crisis. It is said that when- the Fifth
district warehouse became involved he
called upon Mr. Fletcher for assistance,
and the same was forthcoming immedi- ,
ately. R. B. Langdon is also said to
have given the St. Cloud man more
than the latter really required. Every,
one knows that Gilman is a power in
the Fifth district, and while he has not
been friendly to Merriam ever since. the
latter's nomination, which he was not
slow to pronounce as "oought with hard
cash," he is now doubly in favor of the
Hennepin twins for any office they may
see tit to enter for.
Fletcher, if his word were taken, was
never a candidate for any ouice, and
Langdon always accepted office oecause
his friends asked him to. Langdon is
as full-fledged a candidate for governor
as Merriam is, and Fletcher is as much
in the race for congress as he was
when Gilfillan carried off the plum. The
triple combination lias been made, and
wnile the wire worked well in stating
Fletcher and Langdon's political ambi
tions, the current was broKeu before it
was announced what Oilman was pro
mised for his undivided attention.
Minneapolis Republicans are not
overly pleased at Senator Wash burn's
custom house bill. Since the subject
was taken up over a year ago, it was
generally supposed that when such a
bill was introduced in congress it would
read "to make Minneapolis a port of
entry," with a district independent of
the St. Paul one, but when the bill was
introduced in the senate, a few days
ago by Washburn, it had a cold
wave effect on the young Republi
cans of Minneapolis. The bill merely
provides for a deputy collector
and such other officers as the secretary
of the treasury may deem necessary,
but these appointments must be made
by Collector Edwards, of St. Paul, and
he may appoint a man from Freeborn
county with assistants from Faribault
or Red Wing, if he wishes. If a Minne
apolis man gets the first place, he will
not have much then. The office will
probably not pay any more than $3.50 a
day; whereas if Minneapolis had been
made a port of entry, a handsome salary
might be attached. This is poor news
for" Commissioner Odell, who had
practically fixed up his business pre
paratory to moving into the new public
building. There will be candidates
enough in sight, however, before the
bill becomes law, and already the name
of A. B. Hush, treasurer of the Flam
beau club, has been mentioned in this
connection. The Flambeaux will all
support him, and he is said to have the
indorsement of Thomas Lowry, Bob
Evans, "Gene" Hay, Frank Davis. and
County Attorney Jamison. These
names were secured sometime ago,
when Mr. Push had aspirations for the
office of collector of internal revenue,
but as Washburn was pledged to Mar-, ;
cus Johnson, Hush gave up the fight,.;
but kept the indorsements; which, it. is
6aid, he has since attached to his appli
cation for deputy collector at Minne
apolis. .. ..'■.^ '"■- .':
•• » m
The office-seeking Republicans are all
playing in hard luck. Some of them
canno. get any office, while those who'
have been nominated for places have
not yet been assigned to duty, and
their appointment does not count for
anything. This is the case with our
friend, Col. Me In tyre, who was ap
pointed some three weeks ago as door- 1
keeper for the South Minneapolis dis
tillery in place of Maj. Landberg. The
major, however, continued to 'tend to.
business at the old stand and draw his i
$4 a day, while the colonel is remaining, I
awake nights figuring out how long it
takes the administration to assign him
to duty. Landberg, however, is satis
fied, and says the administration would
do well to revise the tariff before con
sidering any more appointments.
SHEPLEI'S LARGE DEBTS.
They Are Now Said to Amount to
at Least $40,000.
It is now claimed that E. R. Shepley,
head of the Farmers' Grocery company,
which did business on Nicollet island,
and who is said to have left his creditors
at the bottom of a deep, dark hole, got
away with more money than was at
first supposed. The indications are that
he cleared something like $40,000
on the little deal. He had about
thirty. ;. agents out selling goods
to the farmers and some of them who
have been In Minneapolis since the
Hard was closed assert that he did an
immense business. Many articles like
sugar, tobacco, tea, coffee, etc., were
sold below cost.
Among the debts the Shenleys are
said to have left behind is one. to the
National hotel of about $000 < for board.
There is also an account of theirs on
the books of ■ local wholesale house
amounting to $2,200, and a St. Paul firm
is out about :M.()0<)on their account. The
heaviest bills against them, howevei,
are in Chicago and Eastern cities. ■ That
this is not the first transaction of the
kind in which Shepley has been en
gaged is als-i told. All three of the firm
are now believed to be in some part of
Canada.
AMUiKMIINrS.
The best contemporaneous play
i wrights have contributed to Rosina
Yokes' repertoire, who commences an
engagement at the Grand to-night.
'•The Circus Rider," one of the bills on
; the programme to-night, was written by
that society woman, .Mra. Charles Dore
mus, of New YorK city. "Mr. Milliner's
Bill" is by G. W. Godfrey, "A
Double Lesson" Is by B.
C. Stevenson, and 4> ln Honor
Bound" is by Sidney Grundy, who is
tue author of several well-known plays.
These plays are admirauly acted by a
competent company, among whom are
Helen Standish, a very beautiful wo
man; Felix Morris, Courtney "Thorpe
and Ferdinand Gottschalk. Tue en
gagement is for three nights.
"A Chip o" the Old Block" begins a
week's engagement at the Bijou opera
house to-nigiit.
The announcement of the coming of
"Little Lord Fauntleroy" at the Grand
the last half of the week has created
considerable talk among the little folks
throughout the city. Ihe sale of seats
commences at the Grand box office to
morrow morning.
Sol Smith Kussell will be able to be
about again to-day. He will be the
i Christmas attraction at the Grand.
Tue Grand's programme by theater
folks is to be the handsomest in the
country. i -. 1
Every available seat was occupied at
the Giaud Saturday evening, wfien a
concert was given under the auspices
of the Northwestern Conservatory of
Music.
'Ihs Fourth Oanz Concert.
The increasing popularity of the sa
cred grand concerts by the Danz orches
tra was well attested yesterday by the
fact that Harmonia hall was not large
enough to properly seat the people who
came to attend the fourth concert of
the series. In fact, quite a number
failed to gain admission, and it is likely
that Prof. Danz will find it necessary to
give the remaining concerts in some
larger auditorium. Yesterday's pro
gramme, made up from requests was an
admirable one. and every number was
roundly applauded. Owing to tbe
length of the programme only two num
bers were repeated, "Dream on the
Alps" and "Lion dv Bal," the audi
ence insisting upon a repetition so
strongly that denial was impossible.
Prof. Frank Danz Jr. was made to bow
his acknowledgements repeatedly, and
the concert was a complete success.
A Sunday Kaid.
A raid was made on the rooms over
Cole's saloon, at 129 Washington avenue
; south, yesterday, and three women and
one man were hauled to the lock-up
; and placed in durance vile. The man,
! giving the name of Pat O'Dounell, was
f charged with being found in a disor
derly house, and the women the same.
One of them, however, was charged with
selling liquor without a license.
HOTEL* AKKIVALiS.
Al tne Holme*: W. E. Hanneman, North
field; It. L. Skinner, Xorthtieid; John G.
Mark, Orlando, Fla.; G. L. Godfrey and
wife, Boston; Stanford White, >ew York.
: At the West: A. H. Boeperan, London,
Eng.; Ben B. Reyan, Omaha, Neb.: Henry S.
■FolK-er. Milbank. 3. l>.; W. F. McMillan,
Omaha, . Neb. ; lion. John Moon and wife,
Saginaw, Mich. . . ;
; At the Brunswick: Ray T. Lewis, Dnluth;
W. B. Murray Jr. AnokV. H. D. Murdock,
.Mtirdock. Minn.; £. R. Hawley. Chicago :
Charles Parmalee, Chicago.
At the Nicoliet: George Cox, Kearney,
Neb.; W, H. Paulthaus and wife, Aberdeen,
S. D. ; Mr. Cummins, superintendent of lhe
Yellowstone. Park hotels: Thomas Barden,
cashier of the First National bank of Ash
land; N. F. May, Escanaba; William Tomp
kins, Afbland, Wis.
At the Windsor: A. W. Etter, Council
Bluffs; E. E. Gaylord, Brookings, Dak:
George A. Barnes. Wells, Minn.: O. B. Allen,
Nora Springs, lo. ; C. M. Hindle and wife,
Litchneld, Minn; L. Raymond, Anoka.
In the Early Dawn.
Texas tings.
Proprietor of Museum— am glad to
see that you are looking out for my in
terests so well. That last freak, the
girl who hasn't slept for fourteen years,
is a dandy —
Manager— Sh—h! Not so loud. She
has just gone into the next room, and
she told me not to wake her until half an
hour before show time.
ROGERS' ROYAL
NERVINE
Cures NERVOUSNESS, DYSPEPSIA
GENEKAI. DEBILITY, NEIRAL
UIA, BLEJBPI.ICSBVESS. HEAD
ACHE, EXUAt 8 rioK, &c.
It GIVES NEW LIFE and Strength when
the body is tired ana weak from overwork.
Sold by all druggists. Price, $1.O!>.
Prepared only by ROGERS' ROYAL REM
EDIES CO.. ii Essex St., Boston, Mass.
tSsSjfck
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Swift's Specific cured me of malignant
Blood Poison after I had been treated in Tain
with old no-called icmedies of Mercury and
Poiasb. S. 8. S. not only cured the Blood
Poison, bnt relieved the Rheumatism wbir-b
was caused by the ooisonous minerals.
I GEO. BOVtLL, 24-2 3d Avenue, N. Y.
! Scrofula developed on my daughter—swell
ing and lumps on her neck. We gave her
Swift's Specific, and the result was wonder
ful and the cure Drompt.
! 8. A. DeAKMOND, Cleveland, Term.
1 Swift's Specific in entirely a vegetable
remedy, and is the only medicine which per
manently cures Scrofula, Blood Humors,
Cancer and Contagions Blood Poison. Send
for books on Blood and Skin Diseases,
mailed free.
.THjSwiFTSprcnric Co..D rawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
STEWART HEATERS!
>t?^cMtsi3^B^ffl^BSßsHs£?
WE GIVE YOD BARGAINS IN
J. A- BIXBY As CO.
623 & 625 Nicollet My., Minneapolis.
LOCAL MENTION.
P. M. Dahl, county surveyor, has re
moved his office to« 02 and 603 Oneida
block, corner of First avenue south and
Fourth street.
Order Your Christinas Candles
From Lillibridge-Breniner Company.
The finest goods in the Northwest. '
• AMUSEMENTS.
GRANDE OPERA.
To-night, engagement of the charming come
dlenue, Mi-*
Rosiha-:- Yokes !
Id a select repertoire.
Last half of week. "Little Lord Fauntleroy."
» Km l n —T-
To-night — -The Great Success To-night
All the I CHIP O' I bongs. Dances,
Favorites I THE Music. Mirth,
Once more. I OLD BLOCK! I Hilarity 1
Scott, Mills and their great company.
Nights, 15, '25, 35, 5 » rents. Matinees
Wednesday and Saturday, 10, 20, 25 cents.
Next Week— "Little Nugget."
HARMONIA MUSIC HALL.
GREAT MU I SAL EVENT,
—THE CELEBRATED-
Balmoral Choir
FROM GLASGOW, SCOTLAND,
The Most Distinguished Choir of the Present
• Day, will eive one Concert in • ■ ■-> .
Harmnnia Hall,
FRIDAY EVENING, DEC. 20.
Under the auspices of the Caledonian Club.
Tickets, - - - Sf, 73c. and 50c
Reserved seats now on sale at Dyer* Music
■tore. '*-'■■'■-
MINNEAPOLIS WANTS
SITUATION OFFERED. "
ill ale.
A Pi-KtiJi riCfj GliiL — Wanted, two ap,
■i\ prentice girls at 2434 Portland plane
Minneapolis. 349
SITUATIONS WA3iTEI>.
ill ale.
"C« MfM,<> YM EN T— situation wanted by
Hi young man to do any kind of work,
either around house or outside: temperate
man. Call at Andrew Nelson's, 223 Second
st. south. 3
CURKMAX— Situation wanted as fireman
.■ or watchman, or take care of furnace:
best of references furnished. Address Oscar
Crawford, 2218 Ninth a*, south. 34'J
3U&€KL.LAS*:<nrB>.
DUG LOST— A bird flog, white with large
red spots, ears red: with words "Wasp,
St. Paul." on collar. Return to 1855 Twenty
fourth st. south, for reward. ■ 34><-5O
FOX »A!j.. cheap for cash at "Sixth Ay.
£ Sale Stable," 92d Sixth ay. north, im
ported English Shire, Clyde, French draft.
Pert-heron and French coach stallions, mares
aud colts, heavy and light work horses, and
single and double drivers. Minnesota Agri
cultural Company, 203 Kasota building.
■ 341-70
FOX SALt — Fisher hotel, on Bridge
square, Minneapolis; established five
years: good business; will take some trade.
Apply to W. H. B. Wix at the hotel, or W. A.
Fisher. 349-50
MO.NKV i.ttA.Miu on lire insurance poli
cies: or bought. L. P. Van Norman,
box 7"). Minneapolis. .'••*
yllFtgßMaa %*&««» -„-srT' — -^^^c^l « f
• ' _- -'-■ '
Passenger— -Porter, don't put your
nasty Paste Blacking on these Shoes.
They are blackened with
Wolffs ACME Blackin 9
Just sponge them with clean water, find
they will be beautifully polished. Yon
Can earn your quarter easy this time.
By the way, porter, tell your livery
stable friends that it is the Best Harness
Dressing in the world. I have tried it.
WCLFF & RANDOLPH, Philadelpii a.
The Best Blacking for Men, Women and
Children.
The only great school of business training
in the Northwest. Greatest number of stu
dents. Largest accommodations. Best course
of study. Largest corps of teachers. Best
reputation and best class of patrons. In fact,
it is the Best and Greatest in every respect.
If you are within live hundred miles do not
think of attending any other school. >end
for our annual circular. Its beauty and neat
ness will delight you. and the facts therein
stated w«ll convince you. Address
MINNEAPOLIS OR ST. PAtTI,.
THE HOLMES,
A NEW HOTEL.
k'enneoin Mr. and Eiohth If..
■iwmirtiiH
ABSOLUTELY FIRE-PROOF.
Elegantly Furnished, 175 Rooms.
American and European Plan.
$2.50 Per Day I $1.00 Per Day
And Upward. I And Upward.
lhe Holmes combines nil. modern improv
ments. Street cars to depots.
Two Dassenger elevators, electric lights,
call and return-call bells: everything new
and first-class We shall be pleased to enter
tain you on your next visit to Minneapolis.
F. H. HOLMES,Prop. | D. C. MILLER, Mgr.
PATENTS.
WILLIAMSON & BLODGETT,
COUNSELORS AND SOLICITORS.
Eighteen years' experience as examiners
n the U. S. Patent Office. 807 Wright's
Block. Minneapolis. .
" r ~ r ~~- PAUL 4 UERWIft.
Patent Attorneys and Solicitors. Offices: 912
I'ioneer Press Building, St. Paul; 657-CUO
Temple Court, AlinneaootU: 20-2- Noriis
Building. Washington D.C.
'ilESIri ! STORE &SALOOHJ! WWu
'liiUßißßiii
FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS
UNSEASONABLE WEATHER
Is the Ruination of Mercantile Profits. Especially
is this the case when applied to
FUR AND FUR-TRIMMED
This week we make the deepest cut in these goods eyei
known in the city. >
Every garment marked to correspond with the following
prices: ■ ; «:
Coon Overcoats, Full Beaver, Otter and Nutria Trimmed—
Former Price $35.00 t0 $60.00, now $40.00 and $45.00,
Former Price $35.00 t0 $40.00, new $30.00 and $35. 0Q
Natural Black Do? Overcoats, Full Trimmea—
Former Price $22.00, now $18.00.
~' 1~ Former Price $21.00, now $16.00.
: Former Price $20.00, now $15.00. V ; -;
Goat Overcoats, Full Nutria-Trimmed—
Former Price $18.00, now $12.00.
Former Price $16.50, now $12.00.
Former Price $12.00, now $10.00.
Goat Overcoats, Plain-Trimmed—
Former Price $10.00 and $12.00, now 07.00.
Jnst received from our manufactory in Boston, '600 full Brazilian
Otter-Trimmed Overcoats, shawl collars, in elysian, mr beavers am
chinchillas. These garments actually cost to make up $16.00, $18.00
$20.00 and $.3.00. We place them on our couute s and give you voui
pick for $12.00.
Don't forgret that a purchase of any of the above coats, or anything
else in our immense stock, entitles >ou to a ticket in our Grand Fublij
Drawing of the
$2,500.00 House and Lot, Which Takes Place Feb. 3.
BigßostonCldthingStore
WHOLESALE. MINNEAPOLIS. RETAIL.
ACHEISTMAS GIFT !
T*ie most valuable would be a life scholarship at the Bower short
hand school. Scholarship includes instruction in pro.essional reporting",
legal and practical amanuensis work.
Such knowledge will place a young man or woman in a paying" posi
tion immediately.
The only school of the kind— responsible, reliable, long-established.
Catalogue sent free. Address
GEO. B. BOWER, 66-70 Sonth Sixth St., Minneapolis.
ESTABLISHED 1877.
James McMillan & ca.
— — PItOPKIETOKS Ok' THE .
Minneapolis Sheepskin Tannery
AND DEALERS IN—
HIDES, SHEEP PELTS, FUR, WOOL, TALLOW,
Gl 3cNJ ;NO SENECA ROOT.
SHEEP PELTS AND FURS A SPECIALTY
101. 103 and 105 Second St horth. Minneapolis. Minn.
Shipments Solicited. Write for CTrcalarg
MILL WOOD CO. I
HO A I I ■ W.n.Janninr 3 . I I
VSKSr\L* - 1 Milo-G. Phillios. f I
COKE!
I General Office: I WOOD ! I
7ThirdStS.| VV V-'^^*-^ ■ I
,v ■ - - priiTiinv niAim m
Ltii I Uitl rlttliu LI).,
i^^^^y^^S^ Avenue, Minneapolis.
w
322 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis.
«^^B" PIANOS^ORGANS
.' • . . An Immense Stock to splp<»t from.
TIT Af 1 1 T\ ft Cut Flowers and Plants. Bouquets and Basket
ii I II lAf L IJ V for wedding parties or funerals. Fine Kos»»s a Spe
ll I .1 I Vll p. ll lA cialty. Large assortment of fine bedding and liouso
■ JJlf II I 111 i I plauts. at MKNDENHALL GREENHOUSES, comer First
*■ ** ** mm^^^m Ay all 19lh st.; city store. 15 4th St. S., Minneapolis.
THE FRANKLIN BENNER CO.
GAS FIXTURES & GLOBES ! MANTELS & GRATES
517 NICOULEX AVENUE, aiIS.NEAPOLIi
fill rP Dr - H* Waite, Specialty ,'
Mil k\ Graduate; 11 years resident
I ILLUI of Minneapolis. Why »uf
er when euro is mild, simple, certain.
Ask hundreds of lcadine citizens of Sr
Paul, Minneapolis and the Northwest as.
to the satisfactory treatment and cure?
Pamphlet free. "1127 Henepiu Avenue,
Minneapolis.
baton's Commercial College
And Shorthand Institute.
Cor. "Nicollet ay. and 7th St., Minneapolis, Is
the leading commercial colle.ee. and by far
the largest shorthand school in the West I
Instruction day, evening ana by mail Com
plete shorthand course, by mail, $15. Sen
for College Journal.
&
GUSHING & DOWDALL
IJ6 First Ay. S.. Minneapolis. Mm.
Manufacturers andimportersof
BILLIARD AND POOL GOODS
Billiard mid Pool Tables bought, sold and
exchanged. Kopairirig and storage for saina
fltreasor.abfc rates. _
I!rH7^ADBOURN&TOir
Bankers glnYeslment Brokers
Dealers In Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages aad
Commercial Paper
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