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THE REALM OP MUSIC.
The event of the past week in magical
circles was the Choral club concert at
flic People's church on Friday evening.
Public expectation had been wrought
up to an interested degree by the glow-
Ing reports of the youthful Kavanagh's
solo work, and none were disappointed
in the reality. The little fellow sane.
as never boy sang before, and the con
cert in all its numbers was a perfect
performance. A great charm with
Kavanagh is his easy, unconscious
style of delivery, and perfect articula
tion. When singing before an audience
as large as that which crowded the
People's the other evening, he betrayed
not the smallest evidence of embarrass
ment, bowing his acknowledgments of
the thunderous applause greeting every
song with just the slightest inclination
of his curly head : just such a bow as
one would expect from a tenor of many
years' experience. . Kavanagh is the
hero of the hour.
It must not be forgotten, however, in
discussing the merits of this bright par
ticular star that we have in our midst, a
boy soloist whose voice while of perhaps
less range than that of the Chicagoan,
has not yet reached its full develop
ment, and is at this time no less sweet
than his. Percy Creel man suffered
nothing by comparison with Blatchford
Kavanagli in the concertof Friday even
ing. That which was given him to do
he did well, and save the embarassment
he evidently felt in singing in the light
of Kuvanagh's fame, his performance
was perfect. Paul Floyd is one of
the boys who will be heard
from in the future, . and no
praise too great can be lavished upon
Prof. James Blaikie. to whose excellent
direction and executive ability the mag
nificent work of the choir and its indi
vidual members is largely due.
The People's organ, admittedly the
finest in the West, was never more per
fectly played, and it is almost safe to
say never will be. than it was that even
ing. Prof. SicLachlan's organ solo
brought down the house, and the ap
plause was deserved, for he played mag
nificently. The genial Scotchman re
sponded with an organ voluntary of his
own composition, and at its conclusion
was repeatedly compelled to return and
bow his thanks for the complimentary
reception accorded his efforts.
Arrangements are speedily being com
pleted for the grand May musical fes
tival to be given by the Gounod club.
Contracts with all the artists were closed
last week. Slgnorina DeVere and Miss
Button, the two prinia donna sopranos
engaged, are now singing with tre
mendous success in tlie East at the
Thomas, Philharmonic and Dainrosch
concerts. Mine. Wyman has just com
pleted a very successful tour of all the
large cities with the Boston Symphony
orchestra, and has on every occasion
had splendid success. Sgr. Perotti, the
great tenor, will be with us again this
year. The critics say he is more elec
trifying than last. He will appear at
three performances in the com
ing festival. Mr. Mertens, the
popular baritone of the Boston
Ideals, has been engaged, and the man
agement feel assured that they will be
well received. Mr. Bassett, Mr. Jacob
eon and Mr. Herbert are the other soloists
engaged, and we certainly must admit
that the list of artists is stronger than
that of last year. Henry MacLachlan
will conduct the festival. The festival
chorus will assemble for the first, re
hearsal on Monday, Feb. 24, at 8 p. m.
Rehearsals will be held in the new
court house, in the park commissioners'
hall on the top floor. The use of this
hall has been granted to tne Gounod
club, and will be the headquarters for
the May festival. All ladies and gentle
men desirous of joining the festival
chorus must communicate with Mr.
ivlacLaclilan before doing so, in order
to have their voices tried and seats
located. Mr. MacLachlan will be in
his office from 10 to 12 ana 2 to 4 daily,
beginning to-morrow morning.
The final rehearsal of the Mendelssohn
Male Quartette occurred during the
past week at the residence of Mr. A. S.
Willoughby, on Eleventh street. A
concert will be given early in March, at
which Sappho Ladies' Quartette, of
Minneapolis, will assist.
Prof. Seihert has found the semi
monthly concerts, at Turner hall, so ex
tremely well patronized that he has de
cided, for the remainder of the season,
to give weekly concerts instead of fort
nightly as heretofore. The programme
to be given this afternoon is as follows :
Mendelsohn — "Mid - Summer Nfghfs
a. Wedding March, b. Scherzo, c. Inter- ;
mezzo.- d. Overture.
Beethoven Piano concerto in C minor '
Miss Ida Seibert.
Carney— "Rondo Caprice". . . .Clarionet solo
Mr. Charles 11. Hnbbard.
Gillet a. "Babillage." h. "An Moulin"
PA IST 111.
Verdi— Grand selection from "11 Trovalorc"
Lumbye ... .'•Trauru Einer Jungeu Mutter"
Zither obligato by Herr Kinil Geist.
Wagner— "Gigcrl March" (Vienna Dude)—
A very charming musical event was
that given this week by the pupils at'
Prof. Nelson W. Burritt at the First M.
E. church. The several contralto solos
given by Mrs. C. B. Yale were superbly
done, her clear enunciation, strict atten
tion to phrasing and beautiful shading
being highly commendable. Mrs. 11.
Ash appeared to the best advantage in
"Rejoice Greatly" and '•Come Unto
Him." although badly handicapped by
the accompanist in the former. The
accompaniments throughout had a tend
ency to mar the most artistic interpre
tation of the various solos, which was to
be regretted. Mi . Swift's singing of the
two arias "Every Valley" and "But
Thou Didst Not Leave," were his best
The initial concert of the Amphion
club occurs at the First M. E. church
Tuesday evening. The cantata, "Pla
eida." upon which so much diligent and
painstaking rehearsal has been ex
pended, will form the. second portion of
the programme. The leading role will
be taken by Miss Genevra E. Johnston,
of Chicago, who will also sing several
solos. The programme is given below :
Part Song— "Night" Gounod
(a) Andante. (Tp. 14. No. '2 i
(b) Molto Allegro Vivace, Op. 44. No. 1 )'
The Beethoven String Quartette.
Aria— "Be Is Good, He Is Kind"
(Hero diade) . Massenet
Miss Genevra E. Johnston.
(a) Three Fishers Goldbeck
(b) The Owl and the Pussy Cat De Koveu
The Mendelssohn Male Quartette.
Song— "Memories of Home" (Joan
of Arc).. Gaul
Miss Genevra K. Johnston.
Part Song— "Matona, Lovely Maid
en" Orlando Lassus
(Composed in the Sixteenth century.)
Placida. daughter of Metellus (so
prano) .Miss GeueTra E. Johnston
Bertha, Placida'a slave (con
tralto) Miss Mac Murphy
Metellne, Honiau senator (tenor)—
J. P. Merrill
Fabian. Christian priest (bari
tone) F. H. Garland
liufus friend of Metellus (tenor)— ••.- o> r ;
A. s. Willoughby
- r'\ emperor of Rome (bass) — ■
J. L. Whelan
Amphinu Club, chorus of fifty voices.
A matinee musicale held at the resi
dence of Mrs. 11. M. Knox last Tuesday
evening was well attended and a musi
cal event, Among the participants
were Mrs. Knox, Miss Clara Molt, Mrs.
J. B. Tarbox and Miss Florence Lamph
«*• . -iiL: —
Great Fall?, Mont., Feb. I.*..— One
good thing follows another in rapid suc
cession. The. Hotter Lumber company
has put in piers for a 3,500-foot boom
near the island, and will build a saw
mill having a daily capacity of 25,000
feet, an improvement in addition to the
" new planing mill. With the new woolen
mill, railroad shops, silver | and copper
smelters, railroad extensions and ■ other
enterprises in hand, the city is humming
with activity. -' . . ...
THE BUM PENSIONER.
Not the Worthy Subjects of a
Nation's Most Grateful
But the Buccaneer Who Pil
lages the Fund Held
The Army of Worthless Tramps
Who Live on Pension
Some of the Cases Coming
Within the Ken of Harold
HE army of the
What a flag to exist
under! At ths out
set the appellation,
to a great body of
.people, will seem to
imost persons, be
side the pale of good
taste. But tor all
the daring, the treat
ment, or, rather,
comment, the sub
ject requires, I
would have it well
how tis doxe. understood that
such an army exists and does operate
the prerogatorios with which our "un
wise laws" have endowed it.
"The very idea," some one will say,
•'of so basely stamping those who
fought and bled, and those who dared
the front, for the preservation of a na
tion, with the title of bum pensioner.
The smell of the gory shirt is still an el
ement of our day, and still flaps in the
winds of political theory, and that scant
remnant of our brave and true shall not
be quilted under such a banner as bum
It. is not tho purpose of this sketch,
which is, of necessity, limited to a cur
sory glance through the subject, to cast
such immense volumes of light upon the
fallacy of the law which invests all
Union soldiers, or alleged Union sol
diers with the powers of scheme to
bleed the public teat for years and
years after the events which occasioned
the enactment of such laws.
It would seem strange indeed, that
the matter of who are the pension
leeches, and who are the worthy en
dowed, who quarterly drain millions of
money from the coffers of the nation,
should be open to comment by observ
ing witnesses so far upon the outskirts
of thought upon the subject. Jt is,
nevertheless, a fact that St. Paul
and Minneapolis, and, moreover, the
entire state of Minnesota, afford a point
of sight to this question which will war
rant a criticism; if that criticism may
be frank and honest.
The Bum Pensioner, as conceived by
your servant, is not the worthy subject
of government aid and a nation's care
for services rendered in times past and
dizzy ; he is not the decrepit relic of a
once vigorous manhood, who by loyal
suffering of the exposures of warfare
gave up the spirit of youth and sank
upon a worn, helpless vitality; ii is not
the aged widow who every three months
plods her weary way to our county
offices for the execution of her quarterly
certificate. The Bum Pensioner is
nothing like the disabled, suffering and
deserving sons of war. but he is the
dastardly, indolpnt sot who constantly
and remorselessly robs us!
Well, then, who is he? If he be not
within the category mentioned, what
can this subject be who thus conducts
The constant observation of an inter
ested witness has found him out. The
seasons for those watches occur regu
larly every three months, and the pen
sioner, during a period of three weeks
from thu date of the quarter, can bo
SKK.V AND STUDIED
as he applies at the oflice of the county
clerk in any county of the state for the
execution of the certificate which se
cures to him his regular stipend.
The vast number of pensioners who
apply at the St. Paul and Minneapolis
offices of the county clerks afford one
an excellent opportunity for discover
ing who Minnesota's pensioners are,
what they apparently are; and, in gen
eral, what class of people in this state
the government aids in supporting.
On the morning of the 4th of next
March, the county clerk will throw
open his ol
and await the
The crowd of
eager mo n
early as '.)
will press for
atte nt i on.
Th o wrin
will be jos
erans wh o
into a hois- worthy old vet, 14.
terous recital of "Them times wuz nerv
ous, Bill;" and by the noon hour the
intoxicated old slop will have added his
presence, until the stream of greedy
pension gods will have augmented to
the number of 100.
The weak and feeble, the poor and
humble and those whose calamities in
the service or by the service have ren
dered them more or less dependent upon
the pension, are always the most mod
est in their application. But each day
during this constant run of about three
weeks, the Bum Pensioner, as defined by
the ban of conscience, can be seen and
It is decidedly remote from the intent
of an unbiased comment to attack in the
least those illustrious men whose causes
for pension relief were actually and
honestly contracted during that disas
trously glorious effort of 1801-5. But
the pension laws of the United States
admit of such a multiplicity of corrupt
practices by would-be pensioners, phy
sicians and special pension attorneys
aud shysters that it is no wonder that
they are abused.
Here comes a man of about forty-five.
He looks well, walks erect, and is un
mistakably engrossed with the idea that
he has distinguished himself, and there
fore is, and has been for some years, at
the summit of human achievement. He
applies for his voucher, and in perusing
his certificate of pension grant the at
tendant learns that Mr. Bum Pensioner
was a camp follower in regiment so and
so, volunteers of such and such a state,
and that he was duly discharged be
cause of inability, or— as it should be in
many cases— for uselessness. Yes.
twenty-live years ago he pounded
a bass drum in the army,
ate his tent . mate's rations
and led D foraging party whenever he
had an opportunity. While thus en
gaged in mortal combat for the cause
with which his great big nine-gallon
heart overflowed, he caught a severe
cold on account of the draft through
the Cumberland valley. It was nothing
but a cold then, but, aggravated by a de
sire to desert, it was made the means of
escape on honorable discharge. Ex
amined by physicians and passed as a
job-lot soldier, unfit, for service, he was
set free. The old idle habits of army
life, clung to his nature, and when
thrown upon his own resources again he
finds that work was never intended for
him. and so he drifts hither and thither
upon the uncertain paths of an indolent,
aimless life Twenty years have passed,
and hi" fiixU hints >lf areent'd '•■ llu in
temperate ami uxcu&ivu indulgence of
las life, lie looks upon his comrade,
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1890.— SIXTEEN PAGES.
who live* in the same city with him. and
beholds in him
THE ROYWI. OT.TJ FF.T.T.OW
at G. A. R. camps and the grateful re
cipient of a quarterly pension of $72.
Thinks he: 1 have fought and waged
the strife which steeled the heart or
American liberty; I have suffered the
panes of hunger and disease; I have
been subjected to the same menacing
elements which made my comrade a fit
subject for pension, and, by the god of
battle! ), too, will suck at the govern
ment teat! Now for a pretense, thinks
he. I will Invoke the assistance of two
friends who have known me to be, or,
who will at least say they have known
me to, be suffering with a disease, and
that they believe from the innermost
recesses of their cranium sponge caps
thatlcontracted my ailing in the army."
Then he thinks up on the ailments to
which his class of humanity are gener
ally heir to, and he looks over a choice
list furnished by his solicitor, and
makes his selection from the following:
Nervous debility, piles, from saddle
riding or straddling bass drum at
"place rest." chronic mania for whisky,
weakness and lengthening of the spine
and ears, flattening of the head from
standing under a paper mache helmet:
"coins," for want of tent slippers and
silk socks: hog cholera, pip, distemper,
indisposition to move— especially to
ward an enemy; whiskers, asthma,
heart and horse disease, sore eyes from
looking down upon murderous cannon,
bullets on the brain, want of appetite
to work, indecision about labor, insom
nia, gout from constant contact with
hardtack; weakening of the nerve,
lassitude of tho conscience, warts on
the breath, prospective boil on the
neck, ingrown appetite for beer, fatty
degeneratian of the intellect, etc.
My critique will now declare that the
mind of the reporter who has thus far
concocted is run riot. Bear with me
just a while longer, or rather come with
me next March and see for your own
delectable disgust how charitably the
Bum Pensioner is being painted.
Of the diseases mentioned, our Bum
has selected one on which he will stand
an examination at the board of pension
examiners. The board in this district
sits in Minneapolis
at the office of a
cian upon whom
no reflection what
ever is intended,
the tact and oft-re
stance that report
ers are generally
given to under
stand that the
"board has made
tion this afternoon
and the nublic be
this style *3<S. d— d." Of course
"the board" knows better than the dear
people what its business ia and from
ignorance the public lives under the
presumption that "the board" is all
.light. Sage conclusions and acceptable
to the board— as well conducive to the
success of applicants for pension.
The next we hear ot our hero, the
Bum Pensioner, from whose dash-boord
brow the laurels droop as if quite
ashamed of their rooting, is when he
presents his certificate, No. 84,762}.<. and
asks tnat his voucher be executed for
a pension of $3Q or $72, or any other
To those who have never studied the
lives and personality of the pensioner
of this section the diseases enumerated
above seem absurd— facetious, perhaps.
Be convinced there is nothing funny
about it at all. When? the deputy cleiK
of the courts is called upon by pugilists,
drunkards, vagabonds and other rub
bish with scarce the semblance of re
spectable humanity, and is perforce of
their pension grants— the acquisition of
which none dare question— compelled
to feel the guilt of the robbery of a great
public's treasures, it is then that a
DEEP SENSE OF CONTEMPT
is born in the mind and heart of those
who have seen and heard and know
whereof they speak. By the very side
of aged widowhood comes the son of
robust constitution, bearing in practice
then and there the imprint of his
viciousness. He gets a pension, with
six or seven brothers or sisters, because
of their several ages at the time of the
soldier's decease. The mother derives
a pension as the widow, and is allowed
an additional amount for every child
under a certaiu age at the demise of
her husband. Here they come! All
able to work— all of them enjoying a
liberal competence from the service of
their hands, and still drawing a pen
Actually, if the public eye could just
for one week gaze down upon the un
folded pension voucher as it lies spread
upon the desk of the county clerk, and
read the definitions of the ailments and
the attendant symptoms of the bum
pensiouer, so-called, it would forever es
tablish a just suspicion of that class.
It was in December that my leisure
moments from the unrelenting whirl of
a reporter's daily push were devoted to
the detection of the bum pensioner. It
was not until I observed repeated in
stances of drunken men applying with
certificates that I fed my contempt for
the particular species of government
drug that 1 was after. Men would come
up to the window who seemed so vicious
and depraved as to render them, in the
eyes of reason, utterly unfit for tho care
of families and wholly unworthy of re
spect. Old wretches, who, as soon
as they got their clutches upon
the ill-gotten lucre, hied themselves to
the grog-shop. The tobacco habit, in
its worst and filthiest forms, is always
with the leal bum pensioner. You can
tell him a long way off. His breath
would rot an oak log in two weeks, and
his countenance is that of the imbecile.
But, most culpable of all, is the younger
bum pensioner— he who still basks on
the sunny side of forty, aud oftentimes,
thirty, flow these men secure pen
sions is only to be conjectured by those
who know the thousands of Appian
ways which lead to that end, manipu
lated as they are by a legion of quacks
There is, for instance, a Capt. Blank,
of this city, who knows more about se
em ing an undeserved pension than the
books of heaven will ever give him
credit for. It takes an old stager to bo
successful in the matters of pension
fraud; for the essential features of
the machine's successful work lies in
influence among Uncle Sam's lieuten
It would appall you, if you cared but
a snap for the ways of public policy,
to note the sangfroid with which these
old war rats make capital out of a disa
bled veteran by successfully pushing
•'claim for additional pension."
It is an erroneous idea to suppose that
under the tranquil routine of pension
matters in this state, there is not cor
ruption knee deep— profitable corrup
tion too. upon which
j THE MERCENARY HAWKS
live and thrive in fair communities.
But the young plug who draws his pen
sion. He is the individual who, when
cognate to the bum pensioner, is the
most unconscionable of them all.
It was but during this last quarter
that a young man. apparently twentv
nine or thirty, six feet high, with shoul
ders like a roundhouse and the bearing
of a genuine scrapper, stepped into the
clerk's oflice and presented his certifi
cate and secured his voucher-for 83G.
He represented that he was au inmate
of one of our hospitals here. He failed
to state, however, what for and why he
was an inmate. It seemed beyond the
belief of a rational being that that great
burly fellow was an inmate of anything
but the dome. of a guilty conscience. He
smoked and chewed tobacco, was bois
terous in .his manner and looked per
fectly well, strong and even dangerous.
. . He sot his voucher, of course. A short
time thereafter he again called at the
office and presented for execution a
"claim for additional pension.*' This
was enough to rasp the loyalty of any
American citizen. To see that civilized
bovine steal that portion of a great and
sacred fund for the relief of the worthy
and distressed was a just prompter for
tho indignance of any American— a re
porter at that.
I waded in, determined to ascertain
what there was in the physical or men
tal weakness of this monstrous fellow,
which demanded government support.''
"A ha! sir, i see you are applying for
an increase hi your pension," said 1,
with looks gluing with sympathy, ami
Uien added :
"I do pity yon. my dear fellow; s<
young, and to be disabled seems regret
table indeed. You most suffer fearfully:;
and pray, what is your ailment."
■ Turning a furtive glance at me, and
edging away with nervous suspicion, he
"Well, Ise tells you, young feller, lac ;
been a sick duke lately — straight.
Been putting up at the hospital up yere,
and is getting weaker all the time. So,
you know, old Capt. Blank said 1 orter
had more, and Ise just sworn to this af
ferdavit, and brought me fren's in to
help me out in 'stablishiug my need for
As he uttered the last word he and
his companions had reached the street. 1
and once there, they had no time
This is simply an illustration, corrob
orative, in a measure, of what has been
asserted of the bum pensioner. Draw
such conclusions as you - will: the ways
of this horde are palpable enough. " '•'
Upon another occasion there came a
young man, scarce older than twenty
seven years. He had enlisted in the
army but a few years ago, and his
affidavit and petition showed that he
had been discharged at Fort Leaven-;'
worth, Kan., as unfitted for the service.
His plea for a pension was that his
nerves were incurably collapsed. The
affiants who accompanied this young
man— who looked dissipated indeed —
swore in effect that the applicant was
rendered absolutely helpless by the loss
of nerve powers, and that his vocation
as bookkeeper would have to be aban- .
doned, etc. ,-■--,
When the young man came to sign
his name, there were no signs of wrecked
nerves, there was no tremor in the
chirography, but on the contrary the
signature was quick, ready, and a model
of smooth, legible penmanship. So was
it with his manner, his voice and action,
ana considering his case on the whole,
the symptoms of a jarred nervous sys
tem were entirely absent. The petition
also cited an alleged cause for such a
sad state of health, and to be generous,
we might say that it was ridiculous, but
an honest opinion would declare it a
And so one might continue to enunier
ate case after case of subjects who, by
trick and subterfuge, rob the govern
ment and keep up to enormous propor
tions the annual pension draft upon the
people. Where there is even the slight
est tinge of pride or independence in a
man's nature he would strive his utmost
to subsist upon his own industry 'ere he
would add his cry and wail lor help to
the myriads which now devour the pen
sion fund. But it seems that this dis
trict is cursed with that species of pen
sioner which is decidedly "bum" — if the
vulgarisms may be pplied to a subject
which in itself warrants no aestlieti
cism. it is this classof hounding idlers
which feeds the life of the pension dis
bursement, and by link and tie
which the law's wide latitude and flexi
bility permits, there is no certainty
when our bum pensioner will find the
obiect of his pilfering beyond his reach.
These observations were made, not
from the deck of prejudice or the masts
of malice, but from the humble posi
tion and level where all the vulnerable
features had fair view.
God's blessing, as ever, will shed
down upon our worthy fathers, whose
sacrifices are but meagerly acknowl
edged by a pension grant, and the
weak, indigent widow, who survives
onl> to reel in the misery of worldstrife,
may her conscience be at ease about her
paltry pittance -far be it from dispar
aging those to whom all arc and must
be grateful ; but to that horde of sneaks,
that vast and growing school of im
postors who are the very excrescences
upon our economy, it is to them, and
them alone, that tiiis district owes its
representation in the army of the bum
pensioner. Harold Witiikae.
SERIES OF NKW SUITS.
John Napier began an action yester
dry against the city of St. Paul to quiet
title to lot 6, block C, of Robertson's
John Bjornstad has commenced an
action against Julius Bjornstad to re
cover $182.70 balance upon aa account
VVilliam Raleigh has commenced an
action against the city of St. Paul to re
cover $1,000 damages to property in
grading Cortland street.
Thomas Toohey has sued John Garvis
for $5-2.50, money loaned, and has gar
nisneed the Great Northern railway.
Charles L. Horst has, commenced an
action against Charles Fitter, William
A. Fitzer and August Fitzer, admini
strators of the estate of Charles W.
Fitzer, deceased, to recover f2,W3, bal
ance for erecting a building.
P. J. Bowlin has begun an action
against Frederick W. Shindler to re
cover $10c.30 for merchandise sold.
Funds in the possession of the Minne
apolis Mutual Fire Insurance company
Henry Mattby has begun an action
against Mr. Beifeld to reeorei $700 for
preparing plans and specifications for a
block to be erected for Beifeld.
Beaupre, Kaugh Jt Davis have brought
an action against Henry P. Kronckeand
wife to enforce a judgment against
Kroncke for $249.35, and make the real
estate of his wife liable for its payment.
IN THE COUItr HOUsE.
The case of William E. Lee against
G orge A. Pillsbury et al. is on trial in
tne. United States circuit court. The
action is for an alleged infringement of
a patent for screening wheat.
The jury in the district court rendered
a verdict for $;24<3.8« in favor of Josiah
N. Rogers against William Hendricks.
The jury disagreed in the case of the
Second National Bank against Howe
Brothers. The case has been tried three
times, and has been to the court of ap
Judge Kelly has filed an order refus
ing to grant a judgment upon the plead
ings in favor of the McCormick Harvest
ing Company against Carl Dieber.
In the case of the appeal of Charles
W. Jagger from the award of damages
and benefits assessed by the board of
public works, Judge "Brill has de
cided that he is not entitled to relief.
Judge Kelly yesterday filed an order
refusing to dismiss the action of Ruth
erford as administrator of the estate of
Hardy against H. C. Ehrmantraut.
In the case of the D. D. Lambie Den
tal and Surgical Instrument company,
insolvent. Judge Kelly has decided that
the People's bank is entitled to a pro
rata share of Hie proceeds of sale in the
hands ot the assignee.
In the case of James E. Brady against
tho St. Paul Furniture company. Judge
Kelly has iiled an order deciding that
Brady is not entitled to relief. The ac
tion was brought to prevent the fore
closure of a chattel mortgage, alleging
St. Peter Parish Notes.
The Guild of St. Agnes will give an
entertainment in the guild room,acljoin
ing St. Peter's church, Dayton's bluff,
Monday evening, The choir boys will
take a prominent part in the pro
The rector of St. Peter's has arranged
with the city rectors to officiate at even
song on the Tuesday evenings during
Lent. After this week services will' be
held Tuesday and Friday evenings, 7:30
p. m., the rector taking the Friday even
Beside the appropriate Lenten hymns,
the choir will sing at the services the
Fifty-First Psalm, "Miserere." "Bonum
Est," "Deus Misereatur" (Gregorian),
the Litany of Penitence, aud daring
Passion and Holy week the Litany of
th c Passion and the "Way of the Cross.'
Boston Symphony Orchestra.
That the famous organization will
come to St. Paul is East being assured—
the subscription lists at Dyers', St. Paul
Book and Stationery company and L.
Mussetter's drug store are gro'winjjjriip-
Idly— already 100 names have been
signed, Including most of the principal
business men of the city. Tho date set
for the festival concert is May 10. Sub
scribers will have first choice of seats,
and an analytical programme giving a
complete description of the orchestra,
the conductor and ea?h work played
will be sent free to each subscriber "be
lorc the concert
JOHNSON HEAT REGULATING
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We have the pleasure of presenting to the public an invention which, in its general usefulness,
l.??S?m^2; n thin which has been brought to the world's notice since the telephone was invented. THE
ELECTRIC VALVE, or more properly, the ELECTRO-PNEUMATIC VALVE, is the rasult of a long series of
investigation and experiment by Prof. W. S. Johnson. Starting with the knowledge that such a device
was not only desirable, but in some eases absolutely necessary to secure proper results, through many
!P?r! nd many failures success was at last reached. Like nearly all useful inventions, the ELECTRIC
VALVE is very simple, and the wonder is that it was not invented before. It contains no complicated
mechanism; in fact, the only movable part, except the valve stem in the valve itself, is an armature
and rocking bar.
Nearly all the new and modern buildings in the United States are using our system of heat regu
lating. Among the many public buildings and residences in St. Paul and Minneapolis already equipped
with our apparatus, we note the following :
German/a Life Insurance Building, Globe Building, Manual Training School,
Germania Bank Building, Lincoln School, Longfellow School,
New Pioneer Press Building, r Jefferson School, Madison School,
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01 1 I HUL iE. T. Williams, 0. D. Brown, Hiram T. Stevens, Hon. R. A. Smith.
MINNFAPni I^ ■ LeWiS Selden ' Zier ' s Block of Residences, F. C. Pillsbury, Thomas Lowry,
NEW GUARANTY LOAN BUILDING, MINNEAPOLIS.
MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING. ' ;^-
The most approved hot water system is usei in heating: this building:; the water comes from two immense boilers
located in the sub-basement. The temperature of the building: is regulated throughout by the Johnson Heat Regulating Ap
paratus. The device is automatic, and so arranged that each room can be adjusted to any desired temperature. Mr. Her
bert Putnam, Librarian, writes the following- letter:
PUBLIC LIBRARY, HERBERT PUTNAM, LIBRARIAN, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., FEB. 1, 1890.
JOHNSON ELECTRIC SERVICE CO., 413 Globe Buildinj?, Minneapolis, Minn.
GENTLEMEN~You ask me to state our experience with the Thermostats placed throughout the Public Library
building 1 . The Library has been open but six weeks, so that we have no experience to offar upoa the durability of the
system; and as we have never tried to heat the building without it we cannot tell what amount of fuel it saves us. But
I can say, and am very jflad to say it, that the regulator has kept th 9 various rooms atexait/y tha temperature desired,
and is, therefore, so far as 1 can judge, an unconditional success. Very truly, HERBERT PUTNAM, Librarian.
JOHNSON ELECTRIC SERVICE CO. St. Paul, June 4th, 1889.
Gentlemen: It is a pleasure to me to say that your system of controlling the temperature in th c various
rooms of a large office or residence building seems to me about perfect. I have it in use in both of the large
office buildings— one in St. Paul and one in Minneapolis— erected for the use of the Globe Publishing Company,
and I find that it regulates the temperature in each separate room properly, and consequently it saves a large
percentage of fuel, Last winter I used two adjoining rooms; in one, by the aid of this sendee, I maintained a
uniform temperature of seventy degrees, and in the other (the door being closed between) a uniform temper
ature of fifty degrees. The system requires but little care, and its operation is about perfect. Very truly yours,
LEWIS BAKER, Editor and Proprietor Daily Globe.
OFFICE OF THE PIONEER PRESS, St. Paul, Minn., Feb. Ist, 1890
JOHNSON ELECTRIC SERVICE CO.
Gentlemen: I take pleasure in saying that I consider your system of heat regulation of great value.
Though our experience with the new system has been limited, yet I feel assured that it will stand the test in th©
severest weather, and keep the rooms at an even temperature. Very truly yours,
FREDERICK DRISCOLL, Manager.
BANK OF MINNESOTA, St. Paul, Minn., May 23, 1888.
JOHNSON ELECTRIC SERVICE COMPANY, Milwaukee, Wis.
Gentlemen: I take great pleasure in attesting to the merits of your system of heat regulation. I have
had it in my house for nearly two winters, and could not ask for anything in the way of a mechanical device to
work better than this has. I have had a uniform temperature through the house of 72 degrees, notwithstanding
the past winter we had a great deal of severe cold weather, where the thermometer ranged from 30 to 40 degrees
below zero. I consider (comparing my coal bills with my neighbors') that the system has almost paid for itself in
the saving of fuel in the time I have had it, without bringing into the question the comfort that we have de
rived from having summer in our house all winter long, and I think that no one after having the system in thei*
house would ever be without it. I know I would not part with mine for twice the money it cost if I could not
replace it. Yours truly, ROBERT A. SMITH.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON, Office of the President, March 30, 1889.
Professor W. S. Johnson, Milwaukee, Wis.
Dear Sir: In reply to your inquiry respecting the working of the Johnson Ifeat Regulating Apparatus
in our Science Hall, I take pleasure in making the following statement: During last year the building waa
unfinished, and work was in progress in it throughout the winter. The doors were constantly being opened and
closed, and in some cases were only put on late in the winter, the windows were not perfectly fitted, and other
conditions were altogether unfavorable to a fair test. Nevertheless the apparatus worked successfully, and we
were able to control the temperature of the building much better than we had anticipated under the circum
During the winter just passed the apparatus has worked with very marked success, has given the least
possible trouble — practically none at all — and has, I feel assured, saved a very considerable amount of fuel, while
it has completely obviated excessive temperature, and greatly conduced to comfort and good health. I regard
the apparatus as a thorough success, and hope it may be introduced in all similar buildings, as I believe it to be
advantageous both on the score of economy and sanitation. Very respectfully yours, T. C. CHAMBERLIN.
PRIVATE OFFICE PLANKINTON HOUSE, Milwaukee, Wis., March 18th, 1889.
Johnson Electric Service Co., Milwaukee.
Gentlemen: In reply to your question relating to the working of the "Johnson Heat Regulator," I beg
leave to answer that I have used it during the past five years in every room and office, and through every story
of the Plankinton hotel, with most satisfactory results. It is also in use in my large block on Grand avenue,
known as the Library Building, in which is the City Library, and gives the same good results.
It is especially adaptable to hotel use, and in our own hotel I consider it indispensable. It is a sure regu
lator of heat in any part of the building, only set the instrument at 60, 65 or 70 degrees, as you may require, and
the temperature in such room will not at any time vary over a degree from the point indicated by the thermostat
or thermometer. This system Insures Mitch Saving in Fuel, and can always be kept in perfect" working order
with ordinary intelligent care.
The thermostats in the guests' rooms are set at say 50 degrees, or even 45 degrees, which keeps enough heat
in the room to prevent any freezing of the plumbing, which is very necessary. These thermostats being provided
with a special key, which is only accessible to the porter, the temperature in the rooms cannot be raised, nor
steam turned on and wasted by the guests. If heat is wanted in a room the clerk authorizes the porter to take
his key, go to the guest's room; aiid by giving one turn of the key the thermostat is set for 70 degrees, instead of
45 or 50 degrees.
Steam will immediately come into the coil, and will continue warming the room until it reaches the re
quired 70 degrees, when it is automatically shut off again, and will remain constantly at 70 degrees, or whatever
other point we choose to have it adjusted for, preventing absolutely any waste of our heat. It Is Needless to Say
That the Income Derived From This Source ol Extra Heat Charge Goes Very Materially Towards Paying for the Apparatus, An
the guests cannot tamper with the valves, there is no chance of getting the coils filled with water and freezing
them, nor is there any liability of having that snapping and cracking noise in the pipes to annoy guests.
In conclusion, I will say that we would not be without the device in the hotel for a very great deal of
money, and, as also stated before, that the apparatus is reliable, comfortable, healthful and economical, and we
can rely absolutely upon it at all times performing its duty unweariedly, and without forgetfuhiess, two invalu
able points in any hotel servant.
Recommending this apparatus, without reserve, to any hotel proprietor who wishes to keep a first-class
house, I remain yours very truly, ______________________ JOHN PLANKINTON.
Main Office: 113-115 Glybourn Street, Millwaukee, Wis.
Branch Offices: !slDrakeßlock,St.Paul; 413 Globe Builfc Minneapolis.