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NOTE AND COMMENT.
Charlie Hunt, who holds a position in
the United States treasury, the exact
uature of which has never been defi
nitely ascertained, has slipped quietly
into town, and has not been interviewed
by the tea-time sheets that seem to
have hysteria every time an office
holder returns from Washington for a
•week's visit. Strangely enough, too.
his arrival was not preceded by a report
that he had come home to post the de
fense of the census enumerators.
An interview with Mayor Babb, pub
lished in last Sunday's Globe, which
the Evening Jawhamer thought was
stale news, furnished the foundation
lor quite a readable political article in
last Evening's Tribune, in which hiz
zoner proceeded to load down E. (1. Pot
ter's candidacy for mayor with weight
of his ponderous approval and assur
ance that a narrow guage man must be
put up by the Republicans or defeat is
Tercv R. Benson, of the Evening
Tribuiie.desiresittobe distinctly under
stood that he is not the man who ran
away with that ?4.500 from the fecandia
bank. Percy can't run.
At the social given by the ladies of
the Calvary Baptist church last night.
Key. C. L. Morrill played the piano and
refreshments were served. It is denied
that "Two Beers" were among tie lat
Manager Conklin is endeavoring to
secure the spectacle. "The Last Days ot
Tollmen," for Minneapolis. It is au
thoritatively announced that, should he
succeed, C. A. Parker will appear as a
butterfly before the eruption of V esu
Judge Emery has cone away for a
five weeks' rest, and now comes the
news that Kirkham will not be seen in
Uniform for at least ten days. If St.
Paul people want to steal the city now
is the time.
Babb has come out strong for Potter
for mayor. This leads to the assump
tion that Babb, on retiring from office,
will emulate that other brilliant states
mad, R. B. llayes, aud go into the hen
It is now alleged that Benson, of the
Scandia bank, got away through the
back door. Thus is Golightly Mornll's
charge that Brackett allows the back
doors to be open sustained.
By the time property owners on Hen
nepin boulevard have made up their
minds what they want in the way of
transit, Tom Lowry will have his line
built upon some other route, and the
choice will not De left to them one way
or the other.
The fact that Orth's brewery in to be
enlarged at an expense of 8300,000, and
with a yearly capacity of 200,000 barrels
of the amber liquid, will make a good
campaign statistic for the Prohibition
party. It is now in order for the \\ . C.
T. U. to offset the evil by enlarging the
capacity of the cotfee palace.
Southern cities have a vast amount of
amusement at the expense of Minneap
olis and her thermometers in the winter
time, but in summer their people are
glad to come and pay handsome profits
for large quantities of ice, which they
need to keep their perspiring humanity
from roasting during their heated
term. In tne long run Minneapolis
doesn't get the worst of it, and keeps
cool at that.
The Lowry hill people have decided
to build a wooden church of the tem
porary order, and are already hunting
for a pastor. It is probable that the
good people of Minneapolis will soon
see a 15,000 church presided over by a
$10,000 a year pastor. That is on a line
with the present retrenchment and re
The Dcs Moines base ball team
Started in to Kick at everything in
sight yesterday, but Umpire Hoover
presented Flanuigan with a §10 fine,
and gave him another of the same sort
lor giving his opinion of umpires in
general, and himself in particular.
Hoover may not be perfecton decisions,
but he knows how to use the umpire's
In the window of the Ideal restaurant
Is a mammoth sea turtle swimming
lazily in a large class tank. Some news
boys' had been watching the animal for
some time, when one of them suddenly
remarked: "Say— he goes ust like Joe
Miller runs down to second.
It is reported that the members of the
Baker Opera company are to start in a
6ix days go-as-you-please walking match
next week. The name of the winner
■will probably be telegraphed from Chi
There will be no matinee at the Har
ris theater to-day, as an extra matinee >
Is to be given to-morrow, July 4. "The
Mikado's" popularity at the Harris
theater is a matter of surprise, even to
enthusiasts, and the performance is
nightly meeting with unbounded
An extra holiday matinee is an
nounced for the Fourth at the Bijou, at
which time "Streets of New York" will
be seen. The last performance of the
Bijou season will be given uext Sunday
The bank clearings yesterday were $2,397,
Brnnch readiDg rooms of the public library
are to close at 9 p. m. during July* and
Bids for hard and soft coal for the public
school buildings will be received by the
board of education up to the 20th hist.
At ihe regular monthly meeting of the
chamber of commerce yesterday C. C. Taylor,
C. E. Thaycr, C. Burkhardt and Frank L.
Morse were elected members.
Contagious diseases were reported yester
day as follows: Measles at 515 Twenty-third
avenue south. 2524 Twenty-seventh avenue
Bouth, 824 eighth avenue south, 3110 Stcv
ens avenue, two cases.
The freight shipments from the stockyards
during June amounted to nearly 10.000,000
pounds. The daily shipment of Kbout ten
cars of ice swelled the tonnage for the month
The Crusaders, of the Church of the Im
maculate Conception, have elected the fol
lowing officers: President, A. 11. Page; vice
president, Thomas Jordan; recording secre
tary, Thomas Ccsserly; assistaut recording
secretary, Bert McCann.
The following were Issued marriage
licenses yesterday: Otto Anderson and
Olive Olson, Hans Peterson and FrancisKa
Uagenska, James T. Griffin and Anna Wil
son, Georce Werden and Bertha Engmar.
Hanson Johnson and Elsie Hanson.
A petition will be presented to the council
at its next meeting from residents along
Monroe street northeast, asking for au ex
tension of the sewers and water mains on
that street. A meetiug of those interested
•will be held at 817 Monroe street, Monday
The hour for the memorial services for de
ceased Knights of Pythias, has been changed
from 10:30 a. m. to S p. in., next Sunday.
The services are to be held nt Gethsemaue
church, Rev. £ir Knight. l. J. Faudc deliver
ing the sermon. All knights arc requested to
meet at Castle bull Sunday evening at 7
Gentlemen prominently connected with
the Central nnptist church state that the
name of Key. G. L. Morrill has not been
mentioned as the successor of Dr. Mabie by
any member of the congregation. They
characterize the report to that effect a sheer
Postmaster J. J. Ankeny's term expires
Aug. 2. W. 1). Hale will probably take pos
session Aug. 1. That is the regular day for
the change, but when Mr. Aukcny came into
power Aug. I came on Sunday, and he wait
ed a day. The result will probably be that
his term will be n day short.
The Swedish Brothers have elected the fol
lowing officers for the next six months:
President, A. Anderson; vice president, P.
\V T . fidman; secretary, (iustaf Malmquist;
financial secreiarv, David Lindstrom; treas
tirer, N- Itinglr.nd: mnrshnJ, John Anierson;
trustee, 1). J. Iloltcn; librarian, Gustf Bjorn
THE STATE TREASURY
That is the Office That Henne
pin Has Marked for
A. C. Haug-an is Successfully
"Urged" to Make the
The Redestricting- of the City
for the Australian
" The Last Days of Pompeii "
Is Booked for Minne
While it has been vaguely stated,
and cenerally presumed, that because
of the census unpleasantness the Hen
uepin delegation to the Republican
state convention will be opposed to the
nomination of Merriam, still the oppo
sition seems to be unorganized to the
extent that there seems to be no plan of
antagonism adopted, and no agree
ment upon any particular candidate,
with which to down Merriam,
Hennepin county has, however, picked
out one office that it wants, and means
to get if it is possible, and that is the
state treasurership. It has the man for
the place selected, too, in the person of
A. C. Haugan, cashier of the Scandia
bank. It has been understood that he
has for some time been more than
willing to make the attempt
for the office, although he has
denied the soft impeachment.
However, the necessary pressure
was brought to bear yesterday, and he,
whispering he would ne'er consent,
consented] It was not exactly pressure
that was necessary to induce him to
take the step he has apparently been
hesitating about so long, but rather the
assurance that he will have the practi
cally undivided support of the Henne
pin county deleeati >v. That is what
he has been waiting for, and yester
day he got it. Several dozen Republi
can politicians, assorted sizes and col
ors, yesterday, by a prearranged plan,
waited upon Mr. Ilaugan at the bank
aud, with hats in hand and looks of
wistfulness on their faces, besought
him to say that he would be a candidate
and would allow them to elect him to
office. The argument that was most
frequently used was in effect to his
"loyalty to Minneapolis and Minneap
olis interests," a theme that is
being harped on considerably just
now. It was pointed out that
he owed it to the city to strive for an
office that will "do the twin some good,"
and besides that makes St. Paul feel the
hostility of the divorced twin in a way
that will bring forth a howl of anguish.
If a Minneapolis man is elected treas
urer Minneapolis banks will be made
depositories for state funds, which will
be advantageous in many ways. Mer
riam is friendly to Bobletter, of course,
but Haugan's candidacy can be
made a lever that will force a concession
from him that Minneapolis shall have
the state treasurership provided the op
positio.i to his own nomination for gov
ernor is allowed to subside and dwindle
away into nothingness. Mr. Haugan in
reply to this view of the situation, after
listening to some flattering enconiums
concerning his graces of character, not
only acquiesced, but pledged himself to
make the fight. This much secured the
telegraph wires were pressed into ser
vice immediately to form combinations
with country delegates, and the Haugan
boom was on the move throughout the
state before sundown. As far as Hen
nepin county is concerned, at least,
Haugan will be all right, and the un
derstanding is that his candidacy
will be practically all that will
be asked for in return for
favors which Hennepin can extend to
other candidates. Personally, Mr.
Haugan will be a strong candidate
wherever he is known. He is popular
with all classes in Minneapolis, and if
he could be induced to run for mayor
would be the best all-around man the
Republicans could put up. His being a
Scandinavian «is another element of
strength that will tell.
TO MAKE NEW PRECINCTS.
What the Redistricting of the
City Amounts to.
To-day the aldermen of the different
wards will meet with the ordinance
commissioner of the city council and re
arrange the election districts of the city
in conformity with the provisions of the
law establishing the Australian ballot
system in cities. The city will not be
entirely redistricted. At least it is not
at present known that the intention to
ao any such thing exists. All that will
be done will be to make the voting pre
cincts—election districts they are now
called, by the way— conform in size to
the law. All precincts in which at the
last election 400 or more votes were
polled will have to be divided.
There are now 115 voting precincts
in the city. The redistricting will add
about twenty to that number, making
135 in all. The divisions have to be
made thus early in the season so that
the city clerk may have time to prepare
and issue the maps showing the new
divisions a reasonable time before
It has been whispered about in cer
tain quarters that some members of the
present city council, whose terms soon
expire, will endeavor to so manipulate
the dividing of the precincts as to in
sure victory for themselves in the pri
maries. All who have been made anx
ious by these rumors may set their
minds at rest. The new election dis
tricts will have nothing to do with the
primaries this year. Delegates to all
conventions and nominations for all of
fices will be made on the representation
of two years ago, from the election dis
tricts as they now stand. The redis
tricting of the city will cut no fig are
whatever in politics until it comes to
voting. They will not even be known
until then. The voting will be done on
the basis of the redistricting, but elec
tion of delegates and the nominations
will be made on the old precint lines.
PAINE'S GREAT SPECTACLE.
The "Last Days of Pompei" Com-
ing to Minneapolis.
An attempt is to be made to show
Paine's "Last Days of Pompei" in Min
neapolis. J. F. Couklin, manager of
the Grand Opera house, Is to have
the local management of the affair, and
he is making arrangements for the
seeming of the large tract of unoccu
pied land lying below the ball park.
Should the arrangements be completed,
n huge amphitheater will be erected,
and the tract fenced in. The spectacle
has recently been showing at Manhat
tan beacli." from where it will come
direct to this city. It is one of
the heaviest spectacular shows that
lias ever been attempted. The
background is a scene on canvas, cov
ering over 10,000 square yards, painted
by Joseph Harker, and represents the
ancient city with Mount Vesuvius in
the distance. The foreground is filled
out with buildings erected in ancient
design, some of them forty feet high.
In front is to be a vast lake of water,
250 feet long and 75 feet wide. The
streets of the mimic city are to be filled
with citizens and soldiery in appropriate
costumes, and the lake will be filled
with water craft manned by people also
dressed in the costume of that day.
Over 400 people will take part in the
production, and all the games of the
arena will be shown by a special troupe
encaged for the occasion.
The whole is to conclude with the
eruptiou of Vesuvius and the destruc
THE SAINT PATIL DAILIT (k,Ol*E: THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 3, 1890.
tion of the city, during which hundreds
of dollars worth of fireworks will be put
in use. The music for the production
was composed by P. S. Gilmore and
forms a special feature of the great
sho^. 0. E. Skiff, representing the
Paine company, of London, is in the
city assisting In the arrangements. It
is estimated that it will cost 530,000 to
bring the great spectacle to Minne
apolis, it will stay two weeks, giving
ten performances, provided the citizens
will euarantee to take 100 private
boxes, seating ten persons each. The
balance of the risk has already been
assured by a number of public-spirited
What the Sprague Company
Would Like to Show at
It Is possible that the Sprague Elec
tric company, which is now a part of
the Edison company, will have an ex
hibit at the exposition. The Sprague
company has the contract for putting in
the system to be used by the street rail
way company. This company deals in
methods ot applying power and trans
mitting power by electricity. General
Manager Resran has received a letter
from L. D. Greene. manager
of the Sprague company, sug
gesting that an electric road
in operation might be a valuable addi
tion to the electrical exhibit, lie also
suggests that the public might be inter
ested in an exhibition of electric motors
at work in elevators and in moving
ventilating fans. The suggestion most
worthy of consideration, "however, re
lates to the illustration of the transmis
sion of power by electricity. Mr.
Greene proposes to operate a dynamo by
a water wheel and then transmit the
power to machinery, or sewing ma
chines. In view of all that has been
said about the electrical force to be se
cured through Minneapolis water
power, this could not fail to attract
much attention. Mr. Greene writes to
know how much space he can have. Mr.
Regan says that applications for space
are coming in rapidly. He wishes that
local business men would make known
their wants as soon as possible.
Claimed He Secured a Divorce in
Minneapolis for St. Paul People.
Edwin Gibble, a lawyer, appears to
be getting himself into trouble on
account of what is claimed to be un
professional conduct in leading Judge
Hooker to think, last Saturday,
that his client, Augustus Simons,
was a resident of Minneapolis,
for the purpose of getting a divorce
from Simons' wife, Rosa. It seems
that the parties live in St. Paul and the
original action for divorce was brought
in St. Paul. Judge Kelly refused to
grant an absolute divorce to them, the
evidence in the case not justifying it,
but the court upon reconsideration
was willing to grant a divorce "a
menso et thoro." The parties were not
contented with simply a period of
separation, so they came to Minne
apolis to aid them in their under
taking. The case came on before Judge
Hooker last Saturday, and the court
was reluctant to grant the divorce, it
appearing that the parties were not res
idents of this city; but upon the infor
mation of Simons' attorney, Edwin Gib
ble. the divorce was granted.
Judge Hooker was indignant when
he learned of the deception, and at once
made an order summoning Gibble be
fore court to answer to the charge of
TO THE NEWLY WEDDED.
An Enjoyable Evening Social at
The parlors of Plymouth Congrega
tional church were well filled with
members of the church last night,
young and old, in attendance upon the
annual social of the Plymouth Church
Young People's Society of Christian
Endeavor. A new feature was added
to the social last evening by adding to
the social a reception to the couples
who have been married in the
church during the past year
and who are also members of
the church. H. B. Hindley and wife,
J. B. Brown and wife and Dr. H. B.
Fay and wife were the more recently
married and they were all present last
night. A pleasant hour was spent In
the reception rooms, addresses were
made by Rev. Dr. Timing and others
who are prominently identified with Y.
P. S. C. E. work,theu all repaired to the
banquet room and engaged themselves
at the delicacy-loaded tables. The so
cial was also in the nature of a recep
tion to Hey. Mr. Struthers, who will fill
the post of city missionary of Plymouth
church, his headquarters being at 4211
Washington avenue south, the rooms
formerly occupied by the city mission.
THE HENNEPIN LINE.
Property Owners Are Signing the
There is a possibility that the street
car line will be built out Heunepin boul
evard. The petition to the park board,
asking that seven feet on each side of
the boulevard be set aside for the use of
the company, is receiving signatures
from many of the property holder?,
many of them signing who have hither
to offered objections. Among those who
have fought the idea, ami who have
since signed, are K. P. Russell, L. T. Ta
bour and Daniel Bassett. At present the
boulevard is twenty-live feet in width
on each side, and," by cutting off the
seven feet, there will be eighteen feet
left, which, it is claimed, is all that is
needed for actual uses. The proposi
tion has been made that the park board
stiln retail control of the street and that
the walk and trees be moved back seven
feet. This will add the fourteen feet
taken to the width of the boulevard.
Should permission be given, Mr. Lowry
intends to buile a finely equipped road,
which will be made the fast line to the
lakes. It is argued that it will be diffi
cult to make a carriage drive of Henrie
pin because of the number of heavy
loads drawn on it, and it would there
fore be better to utilize it for rapid tran
A NEW THEORY.
Some Say Benson Did Not Steal
From the Bank.
It has been suggested that Bookkeep
er Benson did not steal $4,500 from the
Scandia bank, but that he disappeared
because of a shortage in his accounts as
treasurer of liidgeley lodge, I. O. O. F.
Benson had not returned receipts to out
of-town members of the lodge for some
time. The matter was reported to
the lodge and a committee was
appointed to investigate. It is
said that the committee called
at Benson's house last Wednesday
evening while he was at supper. He
told them that he would see them in a
few minutes, finished his supper, went
out the back door and has not been
seen since. His shortage amounts to
something like $300. Some members of
the lodge do not hesitate to say that
they do not believe Benson has left the
city and that they think the Scaudia
bank officials kuow where he is, it be
ing suggested that he is still in the
Robbed Linehan's Saloon.
William Linehan's saloon, on Wash
ington avenue south, near Nicollet, was
burglarized night before last. The
thieves entered through a skylight,
picked the lock of the safe, chiseled off
the door of the cash box and secured
$12.30. It was a neat job, evidently the
work of professionals.
POLICE COURT NOTES.
Mary Johnson, who tried to cut her
throat with a dull razor, pleaded guilty
to a charge of drunkenness yesterday,
and was sent to the workhouse for
thirty days. During the morning session
of the municipal court Henry Burke
paid $10 for fiehting with Lewis Green,
a soldier. Lewis was brought in in the
afternoon and assessed $10 for the same
fight. Louis Sawyer, arrested for vio
lating the liquor ordinance, was dis
missed. - -- J; . r ■\;ff;-
E. C. Betts saysTnat a writ of error
will be issued out of the supreme court
of the United States in the case of Stapp
against "The Clyde" as soon as a bond
for costs is filed, which will be, he says,
in a few weeks. This action was com
menced in the district court of this
county in May, 1888, against The Clyde,
a small steamer used in navigating the
waters of Lake Minnetonka. This case
was decided for the defendant by Judge
Smith and was subsequently appealed
to the supaeme court of this state, and
the motion which was granted below
This case will settle a point of law of
interest to every citizen of the state —
the question whether or not a person
is entitled to a notice "in fact" of legal
proceedings against him, or whereby he
may be effected will be decided.
The Lowry Hill Church.
The building committee of the new
Lowry Hill church has been instructed
to proceed to business at once, and it
will purchase the lot owned by Dr. A.
W. French at the junction of Hennepin
and Lrndale avenues. Tlte price is to
be $15,000, on easy payments. It has
been determined to first erect a tempor
ary wooden structure, on which work
will bejrin at once, and the structure
completed by Sept. 1. The pastoral
committee, consisting of H. B. Beard,
E. M. Betts and W. W. Cheney is now
looking about for a pastor. As soon as
the society sees its i*ay clear a $(50,000
church will be built on the site selected,
which will probably be some time next
Ice Is Dear.
Southern firms are sending represen
tatives to Minneapolis for the purpose
of making large purchases of ice. An
agent of ll use & Loomis, a large St.
Louis firm, is in the city at present
trying to purchase a few thousand tons
of ice that is for sale, but the local deal
ers, finding that it is getting scarce, are
in no haste to sell, and hold it at a pret
ty high figure. Some time ago, large
lots were purchased at $1.25 per ton, but
it is understood that the dealers now
hold it at ?2, and are not anxious to sell
at that. From the present outlook
those who have season contracts are on
the safe side.
The Orth Brewery.
The new brewery to be erected by the
Orths is to be built directly opposite the
present plant, on Marshall street north
east. It is intended to have it equal to
any of its kind in the country, and will
be erected at a cost of §300,000. During
the first year after its completion the
brewery "will be operated at a 100,000
barrel capacity, but there will be room
in tr.e building to turn out double that
amount. The structure is to be built of
stone and brick, and will cover an area
of 180x280 feet, and built to a height of
four stories. It is Intended to have it
ready for occupancy by May 1, 1891,
when the present plant will be aban
North Star Will Compete.
The North Star lodge, I. 0. 0. F., is
intending to send a representation to
the continental, which is to be held in
Chicago during August, and the degree
staff is already making preparations.
The team is considered one of tue best
drilled in tne country, and it intends to
compete for some of the valuable prizes
that are to be offered. The staff will
give an excursion and picnic to Spring
ParK, Lake Minnetonka, July 10, the
proceeds of which will be used toward
the expenses of the trip.
Horseshoers Want. to Picnic.
The horseshoers of the city met last
night in the room over the municipal
court room to talce some action toward
the arrangements for a picnic at Min
netonka. "The date for the outing was
not decided upon but committees were
appointed to decide upou location and
date and to secure reasonable rates for
PERSONAL AND SOCIAIi.
Prof. Oftedal has gone to Alexandria,
•where he will spend the summer.
D. P. Barber and party left for Portland
Mrs. M. J. Austin is visiting Mrs. J. Peak,
J. S. McKnight aud family have left for
J. B. Drew and family, of Bristol. S. D.,
are visiting friends at 201 Howard street
Miss Anna Selden, of Iron Mountain,
Mich., is the guest of Miss Fannie B. Wag
Miss Carrie Eggleston, of "Uacon, Mo., is
visiting her uncle- D. A. Pool, at C;is East
William R. Dobbyn, of the Progressive
Age, will deliver the Fourth of July oration
at Itedwood falls.
Miss Edith Blunt, of Mount Vernon, Ind.,
is visiting Mr. nud Mrs. Abbott Blunt, at 41
Eleventh street south.
Judge Young is visiting at his old home in
Vermont. He expects to return to Minne
apolis July 10.
The Wednesday evening hop at the Lafay
ette was largely attended.
Mrs. J. L. Wyman, of Centerville, Tetin., is
spending the summer with her sister, Mrs. S.
A. Dexter, 371S First avenue south.
Mrs. F. W. Nevens and three children left
Saturday evening for Saratoga, N. V., to
spend the summer with her father and rela
Mr. aud Mrs. Thomas Mosey, parents of
Mrs. M. P. Gjertson, are guests at the Gjert
son cottage, Saga hill.
Miss Elizabeth Dolton. of Boston, Mass,
aud George M. Lucas, of St. Paul, were mar,
ried Monday by Rev. C. F. Thwing. Mr.-
Lucas is a member of the firm of Potter,
Lucas & Co., and is well known In this city.
Chief Stetson and wife are entertaining the
Misses Mamie aud Mattie Lisson and Mrs.
Ned Morton, of Chicago, and Mrs. Mary Rob
inson and children, of Glenwood, Wis.
Chief Stetson's family will move to Cedar
Point, Minnctouka, to-morrow.
Mrs. D. E. Peck, of Los Angeles, CaL, for
merly of Minneapolis, is spending a few
days at her sisters, Mrs. J. F. Houry, 414
East Grant street.
The Minneapolis delegates to the meeting
of the grand lodge of Elks, at Cleveland, 0.,
left for that city last evening. W. B. Wheeler,
Lac Stafford, D~. A. Dorninn, Dr. Neil Dow
ney and otnevs will represent Minneapolis,
and will take several hundred miniature
sacks of flour for distribution among the
other delegates. The Minneapolis delegation
will present the name of C. S." Bartram, edi
tor of the Eye, of St. Paul, as their candidate
for grand secretary.
J. M. W. Pratt, of the Title Insurance com
pany, was tendered a banquet by his friends
at the Minneapolis club last evening, which
is regardea as a formal farewell to bachelor
At Lafayette yesterday, among arrivals
were: Charles Green aud wife, St. Louis;
Mrs. T. Y. Nfckle. Mrs. S. M. Finch, C.
Wright Davidson and wife. Miss Nellie Ben
nett, Miss Mora Hooker, Miss Eugene Lai-a
-mee. Miss Emma Perry, Miss S.^'L. Bemhill,
Minneapolis; Miss F. J. Hoehler, . St. Paul ;
George L. Morris and wife. . Galesville.
He Was in No Doubt.
Texas Sif tineu.
Foots, looking out of the window of
his sitting room, saw a man ascend the
steps of his residence whom he did not
wish to receive. To be candid, he was
a bill collector. Calling the servant, he .
bade him tell the man that he (Poots)
was not at home.
"Did you tell him I was out?" said
Poots when the servant returned from
answering the bell.
"1 did, sir."
"Did he appear to be in doubt
"Not at all, sir; he said it was a d— n
A Metal That Melts Easily.
A metal that will melt at such a low
temperature as 150 degrees is certainly
a curiosity, but John E, White has suc
ceeded in producing it. It is an alloy
composed of lead, tin, bismuth and cad
mium, and in weight, hardness and
color resembling type metal. So easily
does it melt that if you place it on a
comparatively cool part of the stove
with a piece of paper under it it will
melt without the paper being scorched.
Another peculiarity about it is that it
will not retain heat,and becomes cold the
moment it melts. It is used in the man
ufacture of the little automatic fire
alarms for hotels. They give an electric
alarm when the metal melts owing to
the rising of the temperature.
ONLY AN OFFICE BOY,
But He Know Good Liquor When
He Saw It.
NaD» York Tribune.
James is an apple-faced office boy.
He was looking intently at a big, dusty
bottle which had stood for a long time
on one corner of his employer's desk.
He had often before wondered what
was in the bottle, but this time curiosity
seemed to have become so strong that
he could no longer resist it. No one
else was in the room. He stole up to
the bottle and, with an effort, pulled
out the cork. "Whew! if it isn't some
Quickly he looked toward the door
and listened. No sound. Then he
raised the bottle to his lips, took a lin
eerins: drink and put it down again.
'■I'll bet my old hat that's currant wine.
My! ain't it eood, though?"
James replaced the bottle, looked at it
a moment, then went away and brought
badt a cup of water, which he poured
carefully into the bottle until it was full
again. Then he went home to supper.
The next day James heard Mr.Thomp
son calling him. He appeared at his
employer's desk trembling with fear
and looking toward the floor.
"James, I am going to be away for
two hours. Tell any one that conies in
that I will be back by 12 o'clock," and
Mr. Thompson picked up some papers
and went out.
The heart of James rose rapidly. His
eyes rose at the same time until they
rested on the dusty bottle.
"Now, Tad Roy and Billy Peters and
Fred Appel are good fellows and they
might like a little of that stuff, too."
The three office boys from across the
hall were quickly brought in and in five
minutes the bottle was empty. "I'll
have to fill it up with water again,"
James decided, and lie did it. Then he
sprinkled some dust over the top of the
When Mr. Thompson came back he
had a friend with him. "Sit down, old
fellow," he said when he got in. "1 was
telling Mrs. Thompson only yesterday
that I didn't know what had become of
you. Why, I haven't seen you, Tom.
since the night we had the jamboree
when we left the college in T7. See
here, there's a bottle of old currant wine
up there that was given to me four or
five years atro, and we'll use it to cele
brate your" visit with. Two glasses,
James. You can almost see the sparkle
through the dusty bottle. Now see the
liirht shine on the juice as it comes out
of its prison. Why, it— it looks thin
and colorless, doesn't it?"
"Rather— rather watery, I should
"It doesn't seem to have any odor,
and— and it has no more taste than
water either. Now, that's a mystery. I
ought to be able to explain it, too, for I
used to dabble in chemistry. The cork
is slightly porous you see, and the al
cohoi. being volatile, has passed out
in to the air by the aid of exosmosis.car
rymsr the body of the wine with it. That
looks reasonable, doesn't it?"
Mr. Thompson's friend thought it
might look reasonable and the two went
out together. James slipped out, too,
and going across the hall whispered to
Tad: "The boss doesn't suspect us a
bit. He's just told a man that some
body what he called Moses took it."
The dusty bottle still stands on Mr.
Thompson's desk. He frequently ex
plains to visitors the strange passage of
the wine tr rough the neck of the bottle.
In conformation he uniformly offers a
taste of what is left, which cannot be
distinguished from water.
BREWERS HOPPING MAD.
An English Syndicate Wants to
Cut Down Their Free Beer.
The British lion is curling his mane
and showing his teeth to the double
headed eagle of the German empire, and
it. would not be a "matter of much sur
prise if war — real war— was declared be
tween the two great powers. The arena
will be Indianapolis. The breweries of
this city are owned by the blarsted Brit
ishers, though the former owners are
acting as managers. The majority of
tlie men employed are Germans.and free
beer has been the rule for years. The
workmen could drink all the foam ng
they wished. At some of the breweries
a regular bar was established and a bar
tender handed out the drinks to the
thirsty, but no limit was placed on the
number of drinks to be handed out.
But a change has been made. The
British owners have decreed that on and
after July 1 the workmen can have but
five glasses of free beer a day. This
order has caused great dissatisfaction,
and when the issuing of the beer checks
begins it is intimated that there will be
a revolt if the rule is enforced. There
are men working in the breweries who
think nothing of drinking 150 eiasses of
beer a day, and nity glasses is a com
mon average. These men are skillsd
beermakers as well as expert beerdrink
ers, who receive good pay, and to re
lease them might cause embarrassment.
The men are-saying little at this time;
they are waiting to see if the order
"goes," and then they propose to quit.
There is considerable feeling over the
matter, many of the workmen insisting
that they cannot do their work and
quench their thirst with only five
schooners a day. It is generally believed
that the managers will not attempt to
enforce the order-
How would it do to reduce from 150 to
149 glasses daily for the first week? Too
sudden a change just now in this heated
zone might wreck a man. Again, if beer
is worth five cents a glass, how valuable
must be the services of these men
worth who drink $7.50 worth of beer a
day and get pay besides?
She "Dared" Marry Him.
W. S. Davidson, a travelling man who
lives in Indianapolis, was married at
Terre Haute, Thursday in a rather ro
mantic manner. Stopping at the same
hotel was Blanche Frost who travels
for a St. Louis drug house. She and
Davidson had met a few months ago
and had been corresponding with each
other. As they were walking along the
street together, Davidson said he was
willing to marry her. She said she, too,
was willing. At this point in their court
ship they boarded a street car and at
tended a picnic at Collett Park. During
the day the subject of marriage was not
referred to, but that evening an inci
dent occurred which propelled them
both into the matrimonial current. In
stead of getting off at the hotel on their
way back from the park they remained
on the street car until opposite the
court house. Here they got off, and,
coiug in, Davidson dared Mrs. Frost to
marry him. The "dare" was accepted
arid in a very few minutes they had pro
cured a license aud were made man and
wife by Justice tfelsenthal. Mrs. Da
vidson will continue to sell drugs until
next Saturday morning, when she will
quit the road and assume the household
reins. The bride, a handsome womaiv
was born in Charleston, 111., and is
twenty-nine years old.
This species of advice is not al
ways acceptable, but in many in
stances much benefit would be de
rived were It acted upon. No section
of tl»e country is exempt from dis
ease. To know the best means of
combatting this common enemy,
with, the least injury to our pockets
and tastes, is certainly a great ad
vantage. We must expect Torpid
Liver, Congested Spleen, Vitiated
Bile and Inactive Bowels, and all
prudent persons will supply them
selves with Tutt'sPills,which stim
ulate the Liver, relieve the engorged
Spleen, determine a healthy flow of
Bile, thus regulating the bowels
and causing all unhealthy secre
tions to pass off in a natural man
ner. "An ounce of preventive Is
worth a pound of cure." Be advised
TUTT'S LIVER PILLS.
Price 25 c. Office, 39 &41 Park Place, N.Y.
Another Fine Job.
W. F. Porter & Co., 210 Third street
south, have just taken a contract for
furnishing Joy radiators and a Page
boiler for Mrs. Elizabeth Macßarne's
residence in Ft. Dodge, lowa. W. P.
Porter & Co. have the best system of
heating in the world.
Motor Trains for the Races
Leave Washington and First avenue at
1, 1:30 and 2 p. m.
GREEN IIOUSE HEAT
That Was Furnished by W. F.
Porter, 31 0 Third Street S.
One of the finest jobs of this kind
ever furnished by a heatinc company
for a creen house was put in by the
above company for William Bucken
dorf, on Fourth avenue south, between
Fifteenth and Seventeenth streets.
A TIME TO SMILE.
Judge— You swear that the Simpking
boy is insane?
Boy— Yes, sir; I've seen him refuse
pie." — Binghamton Leader.
Seeing is believing; and when a man
sees a swarm of bees about to settle on
his head it is time for him to be leaving.
—New Orleans Picayune.
Prospective saloon keeper: "Say, I
want to hang a motto up in my new
saloon. Can't you suggest something
that would be fitting and appropriate';"'
Jones: "How would you like some
thins from Shakespeare; for instance,
'As You Like It?' "
Jimmy Links— Wuz yer ma mad when
she found you went in swiinmin' Sun
days Did she lick yer?"
Johnny Straddles (dolefully)— Wuss!
Promise not ter if I show yer? (Taking
off his hat)— Look at that!
His mother had given him a home
made hair cut.— Lawrence American.
Doctor (showing Benedick the newly
arrived twins)— Well?
Benedick— Well, I propose keeping
the blonde and drowning the brunette.
A. — I'm in hard luck.
B.— What's up?
A.— Twins at the house.
B.— Sort of deuced hard luck, I should
say.— Texas Sif tings.
- Jeweler— James, bring me the tray of
fine diamond bracelets! (To his cus
. tomer)— For your sweetheart? .
Customer— No: for my wife.
Jeweler— Never mind the diamonds.
James. Bring that ■ tray of bright cut
silver bracelets.— Review.
Maid (to mistress who is going abroad)
—Shall i put any music in the trunk for
Mistress (thinking of mal de mer)—
Yes, put in that composition by Heave,
'•Whe&.the Swallows Upward Fly."—
Cincinnati Commercial. ' -!3BB*ii
Uriah Young fell from the scaffold of
the new court hou se at Stroudsburg,
yesterday, a height of forty-live feet.
He was not fatally injured. ______
I When Baby was sick
We gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child
She cried for Castoria. ,
When she became Miss
She clung to Castoria.
When she had Children
She gave them Castoria.
HARRIS -:- THEATER
Geo. A. Baker Company Presenting
This Week and Special Matinee Friday,
Matinees, 10, 20, 30 cents. Nights, 25 and
50 cents. ■ . •
Extra Matinee To-Morrow, Fourth of July.
A Great Drama, ■ | The cast includes the
OTi>i?Trrrc l\W favorites, FREDER
bIISiIiJKiIoUJJ ICK BOCK and JES
NEYV YORK. SALINE ROGERS.
Every night this week. Saturday matinee.
Sunday night, last performance of the season.
Minneapolis vs. Dcs Moines!
GAME CALLED AT 4 O'CLOCK.
AGENTS— Wanted, active agents for the
Northwestern Mutual Accident associa
tion and the Manhattan Life Insurance com
pany in Minnesota. 33 Reeve Block, Minne
apolis, Minn. -
CIABINKTMAKKK— Wanted, a good,
/ '. first-class cabinetmaker at 218 Wash
ing ay. north, Minneapolis. •
r\ININ« ROOM OIRL,— One good dining-
XJ room girl. St. Charles Hotel.
SITUATIONS IV AUTJRJD.
AKTENJDEK— A. young. German wants
situation as bartender or in billiard
room ; can talk English and German ; would
like steady job. Address Nicholas Schuwar
ack, General Delivery. Minneapolis.
"C'MI'L.OYMIiNT wanted at light Wbrk
JCj from 7to 10 p. m., by a young inau.
Address Jeweler, Globe. . ;
II OUSEKEEPJSK— Wanted, Situation as
XI housekeeper of a hotel; no objection to
leaving the city: by single lady who can fur
nish the best of references. Address Mrs.
Me. 1112 Nicollet ay.. Minneapolis.
NUKSE— woman wants a position to
take care of children, or any other light
work in the city. Call 1706 Sixth st. north.
FFICE WORR-A law student wants a
V/ position in law office; good references.
Address A B 500, Globe. ' :
DKlNTKß— Wanted— Printer desires posi-
JL tion on country newspaper; can take
charge of mechanical department; is fair
local reporter; city and country reference.
B. S. S.. Globe, Minneapolis.
rpiMEKEErEK— Situation wanted by an
JL • experienced timekeeper in large estab
lishment. Address Charles Baker. Globe.
"(I/I AI>AMK ANDKKWS, clairvoyant and
IVI maguetic healer, has returned from the
East aud located at No. 621 Twenty-sixth ay.
north. Take Blue Flag.
fiRANGE BLOSSOM— cure for all
\J female diseases; six 7 treatments $1. J.
Neison, 59 Eoyalston ay.
STATS OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF
. Hennepin— ss. District Court, Fourth
Judicial District .. •
In the matter of the assignment of E. R. Ely
and W. G. Hambright. Co-partners as Ely
, & Hambright, insolvents.
Notice is hereby given that Ely & Ham- ■
bright, • the above-named insolvents, of the
City of Minneapolis, said county and state,
have by deed in writing bearing date the
30th day of June, A. D. 1890, made a . gen
eral assignment to the , undersigned under
and by virtue of the insolvent laws of the
State of Minnesota, of all their property not
exempt by law from levy and sale . on execu
tion, for t"he benefit of ali their creditors who
shall file releases . as required by law; and
that the undersigned has duly qualified as '
such assignee. • ■"■ .
All claims against the said Ely & Ham
bright must be duly verified and -presented
to me for allowance within twenty (UO) days
from the date of this notice.
- B. FRANK TEALL, Assignee,
, 610 Boston Block, Minneapolis, Minn.
Lane & Johnson,
Att'ys. for Assignee, Minneapolis, Minn.
Dr. 1-e Due's Peri<xlicnl Pills.
This French remedy acts directly upon the
generative organs and cures suppression of
he menses (from whatever cause) and all
periodical troubles peculiar to women. A
safe, reliable remedy. Should not be used
during pregnancy. "All druggists, $2. The
American Pill Co., Royalty Proprietors,
Sponcer, Io. ; J. H. Hoflin &. Co., Wholesale
Agents, Minneapolis. S. U. McMasters, St.
THE MINNEHAHAH RACES
SUMMER MEETING OF THE
MINNEHAHA DRIVING PARK
> ASSOCIATION <
Minneapolis, July U, 3 <fi 4
TO-DAY'S RACES INCLUDE THE
2:24 TROT AND THE 2:45 TROT
Trains leave corner of Washington and
First Avenue South at 1, 1:30 and 2p. m. Returning
leave grounds at 6 p. m. and after the races.
James McMillan & ca;
• PROPRIETORS OF THE—.
Minneapolis Sheepskin Tannery
—AND DEALERS IN— >
HIDES, SHEEP PELTS, FUR, WOOL, TALLOW,
GINSENG AND SENECA ROOT.
gHEEP PELTS AND PURS A SPECIALTY
101. 103 and 105 Second St North, Minneapolis. Minn.
Shipments Solicited. Writs for Circulars
v^ KENNEDY BROS
<^y/ j^ WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
/^^sJ^^f^K Firearms, Ammunition & Sporting Goodst
t^^i/j^^ 11 fczsSi 6^£i Bicycles. Tricycles. Velocipedes, Fishinu Tackle Gy»
r^^lgi-e&Xrttl^gff naMum Goods, Pocket Cutlery, Do? Collars, l-'lue Guo
r" ;^V HSP^\// VWy Repairing a specialty. Satisfnctioa guaranteed.
\// iV^^" \2i -V^ 8C Washington Aye. South, Jlluueapolis, Miun. '
MINNESOTA ELECTRIC CO.
CITY AGENTS THOMSON-HOUSTON SYSTEM. ;'
Electric Supplies, Gas and Combination Estjmat3s Furnished , i
Fixtures, Mantels and Floor Tile. For M] work and arc and
616 NICOLLET AVENUE 616 incandescent lighting. I
DR. W. B. YOUNG, VETERINARY SURGEON,
Has Removed to 1115 Fourth Street Northeast. Open Day and Night.
Telephone 703-2, itllimcapolig.
Wf% W%f%W%t%W m A AA GENERAL GRAIN COMMISSION
il nPllPt Ma Pi I MERCHANTS. Careful attention
■ IJi iJUUUL UU llUl given t0 consienments and sliip-
I VI MWyVb Vy VVI ° ing of a iikimlsof Grain and Feed.
404 CORN EXCHANGE, MINNEAPOLIS. MINN.
VANDERBURGH BLOCK. Hennepla At
enue, Corner Fourth Street,
The oldest and only reliable advertising
medical office in the city, as will be seen by
consulting old files of the dally press.
- - Kegiiiariy graduated and legally qualified;
long engaged in Chronic. Nervous, and Skin
Diseases. A friendly talk costs nothing. If
inconvenient to visit the city for treatment,
medicines cent by mail or express, lree from
observation. Curable cases guaranteed. If
doubt exists we say 6a Hours — 10 to 11 a.
m., 2to 4 and 7to 3 d. m. ; Sundays. 2 to 3
' p. m. ' If you cannot come, state case by mail.
UCpi/nilQ Organic Weakness. Fallln
nCDIIITY Memory - Lack of Energy,
UIDILIIT Physical Decay, arising from
Indiscretion, Excess or Exposure, pro
ducing some of the following effects:
Nervousness, Debility, Dimness of Signt,
Self-Distrust, Defective Memory, Pimples on
the Face, Aversion to Society, Loss of Am
bition, Uufitness to Marry, Melancholy, Dys
pepßia, Stunted Development, Loss of Power
Pains in the Back, etc.. are treated with un
paralleled success, Safely, privately .speedily
; W\t A AM And Skin Diseases
II I 11(111 All Forma A ffect
ll I 111 1 I linI in Body ' Nose '
lil ISllll Tljroat !_ skln and
ULUUU Bones. Blotches,
Eruptions, Acne, Eczema, Old
Sores, iJ leers, Painful, Swell-
Ings from whatever ciuse, pos
Itively and forever ~ driven . from tha
system, by means of safe, time -tested reme
dies. Stiff and swollen joints and iheu
matism, the result of blood poison, positively
I/mil pifAnd Urinary
If SI 1 111 I lfComplalntß.
n I I 111 I" I Painful, JJlfll-
IV 111 II I I cult,_too Fre
-111 Ul l I quent or Bloody
Urine, Unnatural discharges
Promptly Cured. Constitu
tional and Acquired Weaknesi
of both Sexea treated euccesßfully.
PATADDU Throat. NcM and Lung Dis-
Un I Annti ease congtitute an important
specialty at this office.
I ill PUDMIIP Although we have In
ALL CHRONIC the preceding para
niCClCCO ' graphs made mention of
UlOtAotO some of the special ail-
AcpcOl TV ments to whicn particu
orLUlHLi I atte t i on is given, we
have facilities and ap
paratus for the successful treatment of every
form of chronic ailment, whether requiring
for its cure medical or surgical mians. ■ • '
It Is self-evident that a ' physician pay in?
particular attention to a class of cases at
tains great sKill. ■
Every Known application Is resorted to ana
the proveu good remedies ot ail . ages and
countries are used. Ito experiments are made.
Pamphlet and Chart of Questions
sent free to your address. All consultations,
either by mail or verbal, are , regarded as
btricUy confidential, and are given perfect
P " i>k. BRIINLEY, Minneapolis, Minn.
nil m —Dr.. 11. Waite, . Specialist; 14
ILtui years in Minneapolis. Why suffer
i*. iuhvi when cure Is mild and certain.
Ask hundreds of leading citizens of St. Paul
Minneapolis and the * Northwest ■ as -• to - the ■
treatment, and cure? PaniDhlet free. 1127
Ucnnepin Aye., Minneapolis,' '
The only great school of business traininf :
In the Northwest. Greatest number of stu- i ~\
dents. Largest accommodations. Bestcoursa
of study. Largest corps of teachers. Best
reputation and best class of patrons. In fact, ;
it is the Best and Greatest in every respect. l
If you are within five hundred miles do not
think of attending any other school. Send
for our annual circular. Its beauty and neat
ness will delight you. and the facts thereto
stated will convince you. Address
MINNEAPOLIS OR ST. PAUL.
- A NEW HOTEL.
; t'enneo/n Ar. and Eighth It
/ v\i: a poms.
Elegantly Furnished, 175 Room*
American and European Plan. 1
$2.50 Per Day I $1.00 Par Da/*
And Upward. I And Upward.
The Holmes combines ail modern improt.
ments. Street cars to depots.
Two passenger elevators, electric lights*
coll and return-call bells: everything new
and nrst-class We shall be pleased to entec
tain you on your next visit to Minneapolis,
F. H. HOLMES. Proprietor.
Clippers Sharpened, (Shears Ground.
R. H. HEGENER,
■\- Barber Suoplies. Razors Concaved. .
\ 212 First Ay. South. - Minneapolis, Mlna.
JAS. F. WILLIAMSON,
COUNSELOR AND SOLICITOR.
i Two years as an examiner in tho U. S. .
I Patent Office. Jive years' . practice. 807
Wright'3 Block, Minneapolis. _
Patent Attorneys and Solicitors. Offices: 913
I'ioueer Press Building, St. .Paul; 657-600
Ttmtile Court, MinneaDolis: liO-2-2 Nonia -
Building, Washinutou D.C. -
G. H. CHADBOURN & SON,
Bankers and Investment Brokers.
Dealers in Stocks, Boudi, Mortgages and!
Commercial Paper. - -
105-110 Rochester Blk.,Mfnnsap3/i3,Minfr ■