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The Columbus Handle company lias
brought an action against E. K. Smith
* CUIP recover §300.84 for goods de
9 Julia Asbjeld has brought a suit for
divorce against advert Asbjeid, charg
ing druijkeiinsa and cruel and in
Ex-Aid. Tom Downs yesterday cele
brated the fortieth anniversary of his
settlement in Minneapolis, lie having
ajrived ii: the future great city on
June 16, i 303.
Marriaee licenses were issued yester
day to Fred Seamens.and Jennie Jory,
Charley Johnson and Hannah A. Lar
son, Elmer Brown and Mary Berg.
Warner Johnson and Allela Dyste,
Wallace E. Bridge and Sarah E. Phil
lips, J. P. Peterson and Christena Nel
The third annual excursion and pic
nic given by Odin Grove No. ii.i, United
Order Ancient Druids, will occur at
Spring Park, Lake Minnetonka, Sun
day, .June 18. Trains leave the union
depot at ( .):3() and 10 o'clock a. in., re
turning from the picnic grounds »t
7: HO p. in.
The funeral over the remajn3 of Will
iam Weston occurred at 3 o'clock yes
terday afternoon from Warner's under
taking rooms. The services were In
charge of the order of Elks, although
licv. William Wilkinson, of the Episco
pal church, officiated. Music was fur
nished by the Elks' quartette which
was beautiful and appropriate.
This year's graduates from the North
side high school were received into
fraternal brotherhood and sisterhood
at. the annual banquet of the North Side
Alumni association last night at the
Holmes hotel. The occasion was made
an event, and there were about eighty
present, including the new members.
Monnane E. Wilkinson, son of Rev.
William Wilßinson, lies seriously ill at
his father's house, 1213 Logan avenue
north. Some time since he went with a
friend to Lake Mir.netonka camping and
fishing. The boys remained there two
nights sleeping upon the ground, and
when they returned sickness had set In,
and typhoid fever resulted.
In h snug and airy compartment in a
Wisconsin sleeper attached to the 6:25
Chicago train last night, as the cars
rolled out of the union depot, were sev
eral Minneapolis Elks who were bound
ior the grand conclave of the fraternity
at Detroit, Mich. They are going to a
city where they will be well can d for.
and where they will get a good taste of
Michigan hospitality. Tin; travelers
were Dr. Frei'dman, exalted ruler, and
Brothers J. 1\ Harrison,FranK Cothariu
and C. S. Bartrara.
LOST THEIK MONEY,
But Arc Thankful They Didn't
The residence of A. T. Williams, 1710
Hawthorn avenue, was entered Tluirs
day night by burglars, and as a result
Mr. Williams is out about WOO. lie did
not retire 'until after midnight, and then
left everything secure. When he arose
Friday morning he found his watch, shirt
andvestgone. Kunning hastily down
stairs he found the kitchen window
open, ll had been forced open by a
jimmy, as the catch was torn off. On
the tloor he found the shirt and vest.
from which had been taken the diamond
stud, the gold buttons and a diamond
ring from tne pocket of the vest. His
watch, a very handsome and valuable
piece, was also gone. Neither Mr. Will
iams nor his wite heard a sound, and art:
thoroughly glad of it.
IS GOLI,I> OKOWXED?
Bus tit-ions That the Engineer Is
Not in the River.
Some of the police who were engaged
In the search for the body of Engineer
Uould. supposed to have been drowned
near Camden place, think that there
are indications that the missing man ts
not dead, but has departed for parts un
known. One of the officers says that
the bare footprints which they found
near the clothing leading into the water
bad certain suspicious appearances, as
it made too plainly aud made back
waids out of the water. At any rate,
there has not us yet been any sign of
the body, although some of the search
ers think that ie may be under the logs
of the large jam near by. The search
has been for the present discontinued.
SHOT IN THE HEAD.
A. Youth of Sixteen Is Instantly
A mo9t distressing shooting affair
took place shortly after 1 o'clock yester
day afternoon, and as a result Albert
Daniel, a youth of sixteen, is dead. Bert
Collom, a chum, is responsible for the
deed. The boys were shooting rats in
Mr. Daniel's barn, in the rear of his res
idence at 1023 Fifth str.'et south. Col
lom was handling the gun, and, acci
dentally liring, but a bullet in tne back
of his companion's head. The ball
lodged in the brain, and death resulted
soon after. Mr. Daniel, the boy's fattier,
is the head miller in the Washburn A
mill, and is very well known. The
shootii-g is said to be purely accidental.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment, when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
se's expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical beine, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect laxa
tive; effectually cleansing- the system,
dispel ing wlds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation
]t has given satisfaction to millions ami
met with the approval of the medical
profession because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in SOc and 51 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only,whosenameis printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
cept any substitute if offer cd.
f"*1 1 tricksters — these
i^ M *1 "FT"^ peddlers selling
KJFjI. LCLI. VJ powders of which
X they' say— " same
ms Tearline" — good as Pearline."
Keep a keen edge on your wits against
such. . PEARLINE has no equaL
B JAMES PYLE, New Vtrk,
KILLED !N HIS HOME.
James R. Harris Is Shot to
Death by a Couplß of
He Grapples With Them While
Demanding Money in His
The First Ball Strikes His Left
Hand, and the Second
A Reward of Five Hundred
Dollars Offered by Mayor
James R. Harris, of the Stahl-Harris
Lubricating company, was murdered in
his residence, G27 Fifteenth avenue
southeast, yesterday morning. Shortly
after '2 o'clock a. m. Mrs. Harris was
awakened by the light from a bull's-eye
lantern flashed in her face. Near the
foot of the bed she saw, in the dense
shadow made by the lantern light, two
men standing close together peering at
the faces of the sleepers. At the mo
ment she opened her eyes one of the
men said, "We want money."
The lower portions of the intruders'
faces were covered by handkerchiefs,
and Mrs. Harris thought she recognized
in the forms those of her two youngest
sons. She laughed at the demand for
money and answered, "We have no
money, boys, but how you frightened
me. Is it time to get up?"
ICiTo;iiiiz!-«l a*. Uurglnra.
While she was speaking the light was
turned from her face and she caught a
better glimpse of the men. Then the
light was turned on her again. In the
short space of time between the two
flashes it had daw,!, <l unnn her that the
forms of the men standing near the foot
of the bed were not thosof her sons
who were playing a practical joke on
tliPir parents, but belonged to men who
were there tor no good. She lay there
for a moment paralyzed with fear, for
into the stream of light she saw thrust
two murderous-looking revolvers, and
the second of the men muttered in vil
lainous accents that if she didn't sret up
aud give them money they would shoot.
It was then that Mr. Harris, who up to
this time had been sleeping soundly,
was awakened by the intense light
which fell from tilne to time on his face.
He at once
Sprung From the Bed
and grappled with the men. He caught
one man as he stood on the threshold
of the bedroom door, which leads into
the dining room, and as Lib clinched the
man fired, the ball taking effect in Mr.
Harris' left hand. The burglar m^st
have been still on the bedroom side of
the threshold and Mr. Harris must have
been on the side of the dining room,
struggling to pull the man from the
bedroom into the dining room, for the
ball from the first shot passed com
pletely through the hand and buried
itself in the ceiling of the dining room
near the center. Mr. Harris was a pow
erful man, and be had succeeded in
forcing both burglars toward the
kitchen, which led directly from the
dining room, when a second shot from
the revolver in the hands of the burglar
nearest the kitchen took effect in Mr.
Harris' right breast, about two inches
from the nipple, the ball
Penetrating !l* • Lung.
The men were then able to tear them
selves from the grasp of the wounded
man. and, crossing the dining room, they
tore open a side door and escaped. At
the first shot Mrs, Harris exclaimed,
"Are you shot?" Mr. Harris answered,
"No, 1 think not." But as he spoke the
second shot was fired, and the burglars
fled. Mrs. Harris had gotten out of bed
after the first shot, and had followed
the struggling men into the dining
room. As soon as the second shot had
taken effect Mr. Harris, followed by
his wife, staggered towards the hall
way. The other occupants of the house
were aroused by this timeand the alarm
was given. Neighbors called in Drs.
Alger, Leonard and Dunsmoor, but in
spite of their efforts Mr. Harris died be
tween ? and 8 o'clock. He was con
scious at intervals until death came.
The house in which the tragedy took
place is a two-story frame dwelling
fronting on Fifteenth* avenue southeast.
It stands on the north side of the street
next to an unfenced vacant lot which
runs from the house to Seventh street.
The burglars effected an entrance
through the pantry window which faces
this lot. The window is only about three
feet above the ground, and by
Reinovliis: a Screen
which Mr. Harris himself had put in the
evening before, the entrance to the
pantry was an easy matter, for the win
dow had been left open during the
night. From the pantry the burglars
passed through the kitchen, tlience into
the dining room and into the bedroom
where the shooting occurred. They
were in this sleeping apartment long
enough to secure Mr. Harris' coat and
vest, which lay on a chair. These they
clung to during the tight, and this
moruing both garments were found by
some boys in the rear of a newly Unfit
vacant house on Fourteenth avenue
southeast, between Seventh street and
th« Great Northern tracks. A poclcet
book, containing about $2,000 in un
paid notes, was in the coat, and
there was a gold watch, a present
from his daughter, in the vest.
The majority of the notes were found
scattered about the kitchen and along
the track of the murderers. And it was
these which led to the discovery of Mr.
Harris' coat and vest. Some of
The Notes Are Gone,
as is also the watch, but as far as
learned the men secured no cash. The
youngest Harris boy ia in the habit of
setting up about 3 o'clock every morn
ing for a paper route, and when Mrs.
Harris saw the two men in the room
she thought it was this young son and a
neighbor's boy. She thought the boys
were trying to play a trick on her, and
when one of them asked for money she
laughingly said she had no money.
The moment Mr. Harris awakened he
realized the situation, and without a mo
ment's hesitation he sprang for the men.
lie was gradually getting the better of
them when the fatal shot was fired.
Even after he had received his death
wound he fought on, and succeeded in
forcing the men into the kitchen and
closed the door upon them. This door
was bespattered with blood, as were the
doorposts of the bedroom entrance.
Mrs. Harris turned to follow him as he
staggered towards the front hallT" He
managed to reach the foot of the stair
case and fell. As soon as the boys came
down they picked him up and started to
assist him to the bedroom, where
He Fell Again.
They picked him up once more, but a
third time he fell. Then they picked
him up and carried him to the room in
which he died. The floor of the hall
and the dining room was covered with
blood, which ran in a steady stream
from the wound In his breast. As
nearly as can be remembered by Mrs.
Harris she wad Awakened about 20
FAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE, SATURDAY MOENING, JUNE 17, 1893
minutes past 2 and the whole thing was
over in about rive minutes. Medical
assistance was shortly summoned,
and four physicians were in at
tendance within a half-hour from the
time of the shooting. There were, all
told, nine people in the house, three
sons, a daughter, the hired air), besides
Mr. and Mrs. Harris. None of the oth
ers heard any noise in the hous 1 until
the first shot was fired and Mrs. Harris
screamed. The burglars in fleeing took
a side door on the right side of the
house, crossed a short piazza," ran
around into the vacant lot and disap
peared in the direction of the railroad
tracks. Some of the neighbors awak
ened by the reports of the revolvers ran
to their windows and saw a man
Running at Oreat Speed
toward Fourteenth avenue and the
tracks. The other man .must nave gone
through a flower bed in the rear of the
Harris properly, for in the morning two
deep imprints of a man's feel were
found in the soft eftith. They are both
close together, and indicate that the
man jumped lrom the grass directly to
the center of the bed. Several more
marks are found leading to a rear
fence, which in all probability the mau
leaped on his way to Fourteenth avenue.
Some of the family say that three -hots
were fired; but they were all fired in
sucli rapid succession that no one is
sure of more than two. One ball is still
embedded .in the dining room ceiling;
the other is in Mr. Harris' breast. The
description of the burglars given by
Mrs. Harris is meager, but, coupled
with several additional facts discovered,
may lead to the capture of the murder
ers. She says they were both short,
raMier ihick-set men, smoothly shaven,
and each had a handkerchief tied over
the lower half of the face. Botn wore
About two blocks from the house hi
the direction of the railroad trucks ;t
barbed wire fence is stretched across
some vacant property.
Wires Found Bent.
Tins morning thn wires of the fence
were found bent near the center as
though by impact with some lieavy
body, and wliat may prove a valuable
clue was found here. It was a piece of
black cloth torn from a coat, and left
clinging to the barbs of the fence. It
is thought that in running one of
the men camn in contact with
this fence in the dark and left
behind him this piece of his cloth
ing. This piece is now in the posses
sion of the detectives, as are the exact
measurements of the footprints in the
flotver beds. There was also picked up
near the shed door of the Harris house
a dirty silk handkerchief, with a bonier
of blue. This last was probably drooped
by one of the men as tliey were work
ing about the house trying to effect an
entrance. The hired girl's room is di
rectly over the pantry on the second
floor. Two of the sons. Addison and
Charles, sleep over the dining room.
Walter sleepsdirtctly over
The Family Oed Chamber,
and Miss May Harris, the daughter, in
the front chamber of ttie second Moor.
None of these bedrooms were visited by
the burglar*, although it was in Miss
Harris' room where all the money in
the house was kept. Mr. Harris himself
never carried but little money with him.
but in his trousers pockets he had what
little he needed for a journey to St.
Cloud, which he had intended taking
yesterday. Mr. Harris was fifty-live
years of age, and had lived in the city
about two years. He had formerly re
sided at McCauleyville, on the Red
river, and was a man who was loved
and respected by all with whom he
came iv contact. He was a powerfully
built man, standing about 6 f«et 2>o
inches in his stockings, and weighing
about 217 poui.d*. He was president of
the stahl-Harris Lubricatinc company.
(Joy. Nelson was an intimate friend of
the deceased, and has been notified of
the sad affair.
Hl* Partner Talks.
Henry K. Stahl, the partner of the
unfortunate man, was seen at the office
of the lii'ii, Second street and Sixth
avenue southeast, yesterday morning.
He had but just returned from the
Harris residence. He said that some
one had told him early in the morning
that, Harris tuukbeen shot by burglars
and he immediately went to see if the
report were true. He found the vic
tim verj low but still conscious. Mr.
Harris tried to tell Mr. Stahl how it
happened, but even as he did so his
lungs tilled ana he was obliged to stop
talking. Mr. Stahl said he knew, as
soon as he saw the wounded man, thut
he could not live, and within half an
hour he was dead. Mr. Stahl could as
cribe no special motive for the crime,
as the family were not In the habit of
having large sums of money about the
house. He thought that it was biinply
the doings of prowlers, who had been
caught while at work.
A Itewurd Offered.
The following proclamation was is
sued by the mayor this morning:
Minneapolis, June IC, ISUl.— Five hundred
dollars reward will be paid for the arrest, or
information thut will lead to the arrest, and
conviction 01 the two persons who. at 2
o'clock this morning, entered the residence
of J. K. Harris. 623 Fifteenth aveuue south
east, in this city— and who, while iv the act
of burglarizing his residence, .shot aud mor
tally wounded Mr. Harris.
This sad tragedy touches the safety of
every home in this city, and every man,
woman and child is deeply interested In the
arrest aud punishment of me murderer.
V\M. 11. Eustis. Mayor.
\ The Autopsy.
Drs. Simpson and Alger, who con
ducted the autopsy upon the re
mains of the murdered man, con
cluded their work late yesterday after
noon, and made their report to Coroner
Spring. The physicians found that the
bullet fired from the dastard's weil
aimed pistol penetrated the richt
breast of the unfortunate man near
the nipple. Hanging backward, it fract
ured the front fourth rib, penetrated the
right lung, and then fractured the
olevent'i rib in the back. From here
the bullet (danced off into the heavy
muscles near the spinal column, where
it lodged. The bulk't was from n :5S
caliber gun. As to this there is no mis
take. The evidence is of the utmost
importance, for it confirms tho state
ment made by Mrs. Harris that there
were two shots fired, and that one shot
came from a different direction
than the one which slew her
intrepid husband. Coroner Spring,
after a rigid search, found this second
bullet deeply embedded in the head
board of the bed. The iatttr bullet was
of thirty-two caliber, which again
proves that shots were tired by two men,
whose guns were of different size. Mrs.
Harris is utterly prostrated from the
horrible tragedy. The terrible situation
in which she was placed, and the loss of
a beloved husband, have so effected her
nervous system that serious results are
Several vacs were confined in the
lockup yesterday on suspicion of being
implicated in the ' Harris murder.
Among these were Joseph Thompson
and James Hannan, arrested by Dcver
eaux and Kerr, of the Eeat side. The
two men were 3een early yester
day morning in North Minne
apolis, and later in the day were
taken into custody at North Town Junc
tion. They could not give a satisfactory
account of themselves, but appear to be
older men than those described by Mrs.
Harris. The officers who made the
arrest say that Thompson was at one
time tried for highway robbery. The
other vags locked up cave their names
as John Duffy aud George Lake.
ST. PAUL SUSPECTS.
Several Arrests Made by Saintly
Early yesterday morning the police
officials of St. Paul were notified of the
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, ;
the gave them Castoria
murder, and such a description of the
meu as could be given was sent to all
the sub-stations. About noon officers at
the Margaret street station anested
James Logan and A. Harbor on sus
picion of being the men who were con
cerned in the crime. They were brought
into the police court, and after being
interrogated by Judge Twohy, were dis
charged. They came from" Dubuque,
and gave a satisfactory account of their
whereabouts during "Thursday night.
Shortly before 3 o'clock Patrolman Mc-
Carthy, who is detailed at the union de
pot, sent to the central station two
rather seedy-looking feljows who were
acting iv a suspicious manner
about the depot. They gave their
names as Orrie Fawcett and Arthur
Staple ton. Fawcett said he was a
butcher and Stapleton gave his occu
pation as a laborer. Neither of the
men had any money and told a straighj.
story as to their actions on Thursday
night. The policemen who went on
duty last night were ordered to nick up
all suspicious characters and send them
The officials there are of the opinion
that the murder was co.mnitted by
tramp thieves, and explain that if the
burglars were professionals they
would have beaten Harris with their
revolvers instead of shooting. Lieut.
Budy, of the Prior avenue station,
thinks the men were the same that
have robbed a dozen or more houses in
Merriam and St. Anthony Parks 111 the
IMPROVEMENTS AT HARRIET.
Mr. Lowry Is Humping Himself
at the Lake.
The spirit of improvement which has
manifested itself in the doings of the
Twin City Rapid Transit company at
Lake Harriet has broken out again, and
now the company will not only make
extensive additions to the pavilion, but
they will at once erect a large train shed
over their tracks at the entrance to the
grounds. This train shed will
not only be an ornament and con
venience*, but it will be a great
protection to life and limb. The
pian upon which the sheds will be
erected is a unique one. All trains ar
riving at the park will run into the
shed nearest' to the lake. Over this
shed there will be a roof fifteen feet
above ground. To gain the outgoing
trains passengers will' climb by means
of easy steps to the roof of the lower
shed, where they will find their car
awaiting them. " Over the outgoing
track will also be an attractive and
rain-proof canopy. The whole improve
ment will cost about $0,000, and will be
an ornament to the lake concourse.
The train shed will be completed about
RELIEF FOR FARGO.
United Effort Being Made in a
In connection with the local measures
being taken for the relief of the suf
ferers by the Fargo tire, the Associated
Charities is preparing to do all in its
power to help in the good cause, and to
this end George A. Brackett, president
of the board, announces that any and
all offerings of clothing and boots and
shoes for men, women and children will
be received at the olFce of the Asso
ciated Charities, in the Rochester block,
and there boxed and shipped to Fargo.
Offerings of this sort will be called for
promptly on notification to the office.
The real estate board is also moving
in the matter of relief, and is trying to
arrange for a concert by tho Fort Spell
ing band to be given for the benefit of
Members of the lumber exchange met
yesterday morning and decided to send
a cash contribution to Fargo.
The chamber of commerce met at 3
o'clock to take action with the same end
A Girl of Six Drowned.
A six-year-old daughter of Ole Fosg,
living on the East side flats below
Tenth avenue bridge, was drowned
Thursday afternoon by falling from a
pier into the river. She had been srarid
mg with her older brother spearing for
Moating slabs of wood, when she slipped
and fell into the water. The brother
made an ineffective effort to catch the
girl on his pike. Hd caught hold of he
dress, but this immediately tore on
and shy floated in a current against
which the strongest swimmer could
make no headway. She was last seen
by her mother, who was visiting at a
house some two rods below the sceue of
the accident. As she sped rapidly past
the little girl was seen to raise both
hands from the water and cry "Mam
ma!" The body has not been recov
School Ma'ams Turned Loose.
The public schools closed yesterday
afternoon for the summer vacation, and
an army of restless youth was turned
into the world to revel in freedom and
careless existence until the cooler days
of September. At 1 :30 o'clock the teach
ers met at the superintendent's office
and were presented with checks. The
majority of the school marnis expressed
their intention of going away for at
least a portion of the summer. A great
many will visit the fair on • their way
East, while others will go West. The
annual exodus of brains will begin im
Held for Sentence.
In the criminal court yesterday morn
ing the case of The State against Charles
G. Strales was called. He stated that he
wished to change his plea of not guilty
to guilty of forgery, as charged in an
indictment setting forth the third de
gree, lie altered a receipt to the Ger
manla Insurance company for which ho
was an agent. The prisoner was held
for sentence and a nolle was entered in
a second indictment charging grand
larceny in the second degree.
Bringing Contagious Diseases.
Minneapolis people who came in on a
train on the Soo road Thursday night
from the East report the illness of a
large number of childreu in the emigrant
ears. They say that the emigrants were
in a pitiable condition, and that more
than a half dozen of the children showed
well denned cases of measles. As many
of the emigrants are said to have stopped
in Minneapolis, the people who saw the
sick children are afraid" that contagion
will spread the disease.
Adjourned to Monday.
The grand jury examined the last
witness in the firemen's investigation
yesterday morning, and for a half hour
there was a noisy discussion of the mat
ter in the jury room. At 12:15 the body
took a recess until 2 p. in.
At 4:41 o'clock the grand jury ad
journed, without making a report, until
10 o'clock Monday morning, when it
will be ready to make final report and
Why He Was Indicted.
In the trial/of H. A. Nichol, accused
of horse stealing, it appeared by the
testimony that the accused had made a
deal for a horse with the complaining
witness and had paid $10 down on the
animal, agreeing to pay the balance the
next Monday. He came and took the
liorse away and refused to pay the bal
ance, and so the grand jury indicted
him. # >
Generous 3lr. liraekett.
George A. Brackett made the board
of charities and corrections a very gen
erous offer yesterday morning, in that
he volunteered to furnish complete the
main ward of the new city hospital.
The offer was accepted, and will be
called, in memory of the donor's wife,
the Annie M. Brackett ward.
Mrs. Maben Asks for a Divorce.
Caroline P. Maben has begun an
action for divorce from Charles B. Ma
ben, editor of the Free Lance. The
complaint charges cruel and inhuman
treatment. Slie also asks for temporary
and permanent alimony.
PURIFIED THE AIR.
Action of the Gotham Clear
ing House Had a Bene
Slight Falling Off in the Caf
r rency Sbipmants From
The Demand for Bills Has In
creased the Treasury's
A Great Many Silver Certifi
cates Have Been Sent
New Yohk, June IG. -The clearing
house loan committee met this morning,
but did not issue any certificates. After
the meeting members of the committee
declined to give any information to re
porters as to whether any applications
had been received for loan certificates
or whether any certificates could be
issued today, because there had not
been time for the directors of any bank
which might desire tojtake some to meet
ana authorize the necessary applica
tion to be made therefor. It
is not known yet whether
any bank desires to take out
some certificates. The loan committee,
however, will meet again tomorrow. If
any certificates are issued this week,
that is tomorrow, the usual weekly bank
statement will not be published, but
only the totals for all the banks. It is
thought that the committee may decline
to state the amount of certificates issued
each nay and content themselves with
giving the total amount weekly with
the other totals ot the bank statement.
The action of the clearing house asso
ciation in deciding to issue loan certifi
cates was warmly commended on every
hand today, and it was conceded that
the announcement of their resolutions
had had a very beneficial effect.
There was a slight falling off in the
shipments of currency today; it was
estimated that the amount would fall a
good deal short of 81,000,000. The de
mand for currency has had the effect of
increasing the amount of
Free Gold In the Treasury,
and the amount of such gold last night
exceeded ?i)2,000,00U, which is a gain of
more than f 2,000,000 over last week. Of
this Mini ¥1.500,000 came from the Na
tional City bank, which has been one of
the largest shippers of currency to the
West. The National City bank has
kept all its reserve in gold, and was
thus enabled to comply readily with the
demands of its country correspondents,
a fact upon which it prides itself.
But for the fact that the treasury has
had to pay out large sums for pensions
it would have shown a large gain in
legal tenders, a large amount of which
wure received from the banks for cur
rency. Thus far the>subtreasury has
been enabled to meet pretty nearly all
the demands for currency, but there is a
scarcity of Is, 2s and ss, and it insisted
on gold or legai tenders for these. For
notes ot other denominations it accepted
treasury certificates as well as legal
tenders. One fact the banks and the
subtreasury feel some consolation in
connection with ihe shipment of cur
rency, and that is that a great
many silver certificates have been sent
to the West, "and that is the propeY
place for them," said one bank officer.
The Sun says: "The associated banks
dame within an ace yesterday of pass
ing a resolution recommending that the
New York banks pass a resolution re
questing President Cleveland to call
congress together immediately to tackle
the financial situation. The resolution
had been prepared and was discussed
at length. Some of the bank presidents
favored that means of calling President
Cleveland's attention to the financial
situation, but others thought it possi
sible that the resolution might be mis
construed. The opposition finally won
and the resolution was finally tabled,
but it w<is by a very narrow margin."
Philadelphia ia Line.
Philadelphia, June l<;.— Pursuant
to authority granted by the clearing
house committee, the association began
today the issuance of loan certificates
bearing 6 per cent Interest to such
banks as require them. It could not be
learned at the clearing house whether
any banks took advantage of the author
ity, but as the action was mainly in the
nature of a precaution against futuie
stringency, it is not believed that any
loans were asked. All of the Philadel
phia national banks belong to the asso
TORTURED TO DEATH.
Terrible Method of Executing
- Murderers in Ghastly
- Scenes and Relics.
There is a morbid desire on the part
of some travelers to sse an execution
in this grim city of torture, writes
Clement Scott to -an exchange from
Canton. Men and women who at home
faint at the very idea or blood, steel
their nerves to witness the torture of
the condemned Chinaman. It is torture
in the most acute form. For com
paratively minor offenses the miserable
wretch is allowed to kneel with a dozen
or twenty others in a low while the
executioner comes along with a sharp
knife, lifts up the treasured pigtail and
slices off the heads us easily as carrots.
But when a Chinaman murders his
father— worse still, his grandfather
—then mere beheading is considered
too good. for him. Then the ghastly
cross is pulled out and he is literally
killed by inches. He is hacked about
piecemeal until death puts an end to
his sufferings and his head is severed
from his dismembered body. These
are the sights of Canton that rriany of
my countrymen have had the nerve to
witness and the power to describe,
Luckily for me, no such temptation was
put in my way.
':. During the Chinese New Year execu
tions are stopped, but 1 w/s in duty
bound to visit the pestilential cells of
the Canton prisons and to make myself
acquainted with the narrow, filthy
strips of "potter's field"' and execution
ground of Canton, which 1 found still
: flowing red with blood of recently cxc- :
cuted criminals. v The prisons were ap
palling enough and the atrocities com
mitted there would raise an outcry in
' 1 saw the poor wretches huddled into
an evil-smelling case, with broad boards
round their necks, more barbarously
treated than the crowded cattle in rai.
.way tracks at home. (Groaning, swear
in^, raging, they begged for a fe»v
, coins wherewith to purchase the food
that is denied them, and when they
raised their manacled hands above
their heads as if to plead I was glad
enough to turn my back on the prison
and the prisoners.
: Is it not curious that in the East a
"potter's field," or at any rate,' a yard
for the manufacture of pottery, should
still be used for the execution of
:> * bw grtj; Sick Headache
mtj"> ~ BureCure.
» PILLS- £KAIL COSE,
lllsjgll Ullh iRICE
criminals? Here, among mud. stenches
indescribable, old pjtsherds and a
wilderness of squalor, they do their
criminals to death in old "China. We
saw all that had to be seen, aud that
was revolting enough— indeed, ac
cidentally, I saw far more than I
wanted to see. The pottery ground,
as I said before, was red with human
blood, the execution cross was stained
crimson with blood, the traces of which
no one had taken the trouble to efface.
But I was not perpared for the sup
prise that followed. We had been
showed the execution sword by the
shambling, evil-faced old execuiioner,
who pointed out certain sealed jars as
large as these that contained the heads
of executed victims. The greatest
punishment that can be inflicted on a
Chinaman is to separate his head and
his body after death. Mentally I
thanked my stars that the jars of
human heads were sealed, although
they had not been removed from their
Aceldama. But, as 1 was turning away
in disgust,the shambling old executioner
nudged my arm and pointed to a bundle
of old rags in a corner of the filthy
yard, fie pointed to it and 1 did not
know what he meant by the action.
Then •suddenly without warning he
lifted up the rags, and there to my
horror 1 saw three Chinamen's heads,
tossed bleeding on a rubbish heap,
waiting to be potted wheu the holidays
were over. Such is the respect that
they have for the dead criminal in old
China! He is looked upon as refuse
not even worth burying.
PIELD OP THE IRON HORSE.
Now Feeding Grounds in Out-of-
the- Way Nooks.
The work of improving means of com
munication between points in Syria
ana Palestine is not to stop with the
.Jaffa-Jerusalem railway. Two other
lines are already projected. One of
these is for a railway between Beyroot
anil Damascus, a distance of seventy
four miles. It is to be built by a French
company. As the line will pass through
a mountainous country, it is proposed
to adopt the "Alit" system of mount
ain railway on about twenty miles of
the line. Work has already been com
menced. A German company lias the
contract for the rails, and the locomo
tives will be built in Switzerland. The
other project is for a railwny between
Acre and Damascus, a distance of 135
miles. The principal features of this
line will be a bridge across the Kiver
Jordan and one across the Kiver Kishon.
Phi Gamniu Delta.
Chairman O. 11. Rack, of the commit
tee on arrangements for the convention
of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, is
doing great work to make the conven
tion, which is to be held in this city, a
great success. It is the expectation
that all of the delegates who can will
visit the world's fair in a body, and
will then come to Minneapolis in spe
cial coaches over the Northwestern.
The convention will last for several
days, aud will be held u dt the West
hotel. < _____
$8.00 one way, $16.20 round trip, via
Chicago Great Western Railway. City
ticket office, 304 Robert street, corner
Something Like Rain.
London Daily News.
It is believed that there 13 no previous
record of such a rainfall as that which
deluged the neighborhood of Brisbane,
Queensland, causing the disastrous
floods early in February. . The tall had
been equal to ten and three-quarter
inches on tho last day of January: it
was over twenty inches the next day,
and the 'id of February, when it reached
its maximum, the astonishing amount
was registered of nearly thirty-five and
three-quarter inches. Altogether, there
fell in four days more than seventy
seven inches of water, or considerably
morethan half as much again as the
average rainfall in the wet country of
Lancaster for an entire year.
Spline in Old Vlriiaa.
Fro^s have commenced their ser
enades; the mellow-biiKS are describing
circles, hyperbolas, and ellipses upon
the surface of the crystal ponds: the
trees are budding; the whole town is
playing marbles; Easter cravates havo
made their appearance; Uncle Smith
has planted his 'caters; Tom has writ
ten some poetry to his "calico,'' ask
ing her if she hasn't a few affections for
him in the ritrht ventricle of her heart;
the prospective fried chicken is already
scratching in the grass, and spring is
begin nine to begin."
k "A Word *wjj
$1 To the Wives A
m Is Sufficient.".
PfgE For Rendering Jkj
|jpr Pastry 00
jf Short or Friable P|||
JLls Better than Lard|j|
'$(& It has none of its disagreeable /
tW and indigestible features. /|
?,';^S Endorsed by leading food and Rj^r,
p^l^y cooking experts. Vk^
|l/* ask your GROCER FOR IT. Sp3J
i^ij^ Sold in three and five pound pails. j*n&l
v^\?fS Made only by "sfh
Hn.k. fairbank & CO.,J|
;||^.'- CHICAGO. jSj
ijr'y Send three cents in stamps to N. K. r\
yj^igji Fairbank & Co., Chicago, for hand- ii
ijfjY\ some Cottolene Cook Book, contain- *V|
Xci^t ' n S six hundred recipes, prepared by "<■£?/
»^j& nine eminent authorities on cooking.
China Q U UflfYflnDr Razors Hoi-
Decorating 111 ITi lICgCIICI j low Orouud
207 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. Minn.
Dealers in IXL Pocket KniTe*. Eng
lish Carvers. Barb.Ts' SuDDlies and a full ling
of Toilet Articles. Shears and Clippers
nil rp —Dr. H. Waite, Specialist, sixteen
I'll tui years i" Minneapolis, \* hy atsffe
1 ' •■'»*»• : when cure is mild and cerui
Ask hundreds of leading citizens of St. P
Minneapolis nud me Northwest as to treat
xneutaud cure. Pamphlet fee. 1219 Haw
ciLt avenue. iliDcearolifl.
Complete Summer Outfits
Ease and Comfort.
-MEN are fast finding nut that they feel
«* better for the putting on of a light,
loose-fitting suit after be ins; confined ail
day in the unyielding bosom shirt and
ciose-fitting tweed or cheviot. A mod
erate amount of wholesome exercise
does nor seem much of an exertion when
one is properly dressed ior it.
On the Increase.
•HE "Plymouth" has always made a
* large showing of ntitinir rlanneKand
this year, owing to the Summer Carni
val of Sports, our stock will ba larger
and more varied than ever.
White Odd Coats.
WHITE flannels and cords from H. 50
to $N. These garments are made of
good weight flannel, thoroughly sewed
with silk, faced away from the edge in
order to keep the front In shape, and
furnished with a deep turn-up at the
sleeves to allow for shrinkage in
FANCY flannel coat 3 from $7 to ?10.
These goods are manufactured from
the finest English twilled flannels. They
are slightly heavier and much more firm
than the plain white flannel. The pat
terns have been selected with an eve to
neatness and elegance combined, and
will fill the wants of the most fastidious.
TENNIS and yachting trousers from
SLSO to $7. These include the plain
white duck at 11.50; same good*, better
quality, in striped patterns, 12.60; good
weiifht white flannel, 85; extra fine
Kngllsh twills. S7, and fancy stripes
from ?4 to *7.
The better grades have, in addition to
loops for belts, suspender buttons sewed
on the inside of ttie waistband. The
watch pocket is also covered with a tlap
which buttons over the opening. They
are all cut with two hip pocket 9. anil
have enough of the goons turned up on
the leKs to allow liberally for what lit
tle shrinkage may be caused bycleanlng.
"Plymouth Corner," Seventh and Robert. St. Paul.
"Plymouth Corner, 1 ' Third and Nkoilet, Minneapolis.
A^*^». The Lovell Diamond Safety,
-^-— »~ JL t- > "3\^ A strictiy High-Orndo Machine, fully
y^miTT^X. ■ ' /\^""^^s. warranted, with Morgan & Wristit Pnea*
/jT ///v\' />^C\\l////Vk. malic Tires. Trice. 511.1. Wean nlso
//C^' V//J^\^ X«k //y^vvVJ/^^ Aeoutsfortho Victor, American Hum
// Sji* "\\ Vi /.1 \ .:>;, cm bler - Klu » r ol scorcher.x. WurwirU. ( re
liC^?^^—lJ y£fcjC^39i'- J) flcnda. etc. We arc Sole Minneapolis
\^y',;i I] ■ KSLjft^"*^'' I) AKents for Spßldlujt'i IJose Hall.Uynina
\k///' VVV^y V\77/!i\\y)/ *'""' '""' Al ' lleti( ' «''»« i". Hercules Dy
. ss/' / & *S^_ 1^ . " ftmit °. I>iiponfß Gunpowder. Firearms,
TniaiTr^ "^m^f^ m^ff^" a tiff^ i7 l '*''f** Amuiunltlon, Uoats, Tents and Sporting
-^yg^>^:?=jg^^iirsff»ateHagi>^r . floods of every description, bend for
«*>•*<•< - ■-,*_»^_,;- i if-*--«— ' ' Catalogue.
36 Waitlilnzton Avenue South, - ITlliiiicapolla, THim.
Reonepin Avenue. Corner Fonith Street.
MINNEAPOLIS, - MINNESOTA.
The oldest and Only reliable medical office of Its kind In
Ui« city as will be seen by consulting ol We. of the dally
press. k.gul.rl/ graduated *«.! Irgall/ <i»allll«l| lung
engaged in Chronic, Wervuus tad fekin Pimm. A friend
ij talk costs nettling. If ineonveniant to visit I'ie city (or ,
treatment, medicine sent by mail or express, free from
observation. Curable <■»••« guaranteed. If doubt exists |
vtuyio. IIour»-10 to 12*. m., 2to 4 and 7toß p. m.; ;
si.'.d«y», 2 to 3 p. m. If yo'i cauiuit come state case by
klanirtiip rtohi l l4-u Orgaile iTnkn)>M, Falltav lt» !
NOIVUUS UHUlllll, or 7 , lack or K>» r(7 , Phr.Ual I
D*«r, aiuln* from lfMiuretion*. Exceu, |M((ifaac« or ;
lilMtire, prodaiirif rune of th» following eZccti: X .i- •
touui*m, Debilltr, Duun«i> of Sight, Self-Dittruit, !■•■ j
. r.-ti»r M«niar>, Knible* in the t>ee, Averkiui to Society, >
Lou of Ambition, ri.."iti,r, to X .rry, XsUncholy, Dyi- I
pep«m, Stunted Prrelopment, Lots of Power, Paini in I
the back, etc., ars treated with tacceu, Safely, I'rlfulcly, !
V-diijr. Unnatural Discharges Cured |
SlooSrSkiYand Venarea! Diseases, C, ]
uS.cn.ig Body, X*-. Throat, Skin and Bunern. Blolchei, i
frtiptiont, Acne, Eenma, Old Sorn, Ulcer«. Painful Swell- I
lugs, frem whatever cause, p«j«itivriT and forever driven |
from the triteni by Dieam of Safe, Tlate-Uatad Heairdlet. I
Stiff and Rvollen Joint* and Khenmatiim. the renuit o2 i
Blood P»i»»p, r-Mitnely Cured. KIDN AND UR
INARY CompUinU. Painful, Dlflfrult, too frequent or
Illoudir Urine, Uoaorrhoea and SirMuri r.rntr.ptiy cured. [
PPTADDU Tkroat, '*"•'• '""* DJaraiMl t'oi.ktitu- '
OH I nntliiitlonal and Acquired Weaknesses of both
mm treated teereufully. It is >'lf evident that a |.1.)»
--••■ an paying particular attention to a elasa of enn attaißLi j
treat .kill. Zinj known application Is resorted to and th« i
uroTed good remedies of all ages and countries are uiH.
■>• Experbarats are Wade. On account of the great
r.iimb«r'of ca. * lying the charges are kept low; often
lower than cti. vi Skill and perfect cures are iiniiortant. i
Call or write. oLlan lUt aad paaiphlet free by Mall.
The Ilr.cMr has successfully treated and cured thousands
of tun in this city and the Northwest. All consultation*, !
either by ail or verbal, ate r'fardcd as strictly eonflden- j
"hi. and arc given i.^rftct privacy.
">». SPIMteY. Minneaoolls. tfllr.a. ]
gy v CARPETS;
DOWN ■ j CROCKERY, "
F. H. PETERSON & CO.
73 75 6th St. S., Hlnnßapoll3. v
j#~*l*s. The Davy Electric
Mi Bejf Cures
ifrffia, r.«r»ct.s, or?cnlc. ar.'J
>H&Sp&k: k *iif?lTX frcilc* ilia! do not blister.
'jSBEw^/Pwi "*•"* ( fcnutlor catalogue.
' »nMK^^Tl'i"^ ' 110 I' : ''->' tiectric Thus
j I^^^l^^w 'hLianojbc^., 1 ©
J^affl?S£^^ar aG ' > ••ennciiln Aye,,
! im*SMl3l«\a«S< ■ ' Minneapolis, aiiun.
Coats and Pants. *
PROBABLY the most correct thin? in
the way of outing attire is to have
the coat and trousers alike: that is, of
the same pattern, to be worn with the
soft-tuned madras shirt. Nee figure in
the sketch on this page.
We have some thirty different designs
in these coat and pant patterns, rang
ing in price from *s to 118. •
Cheviot and Serge Coats. !
ANOTHER dressy combination is that
** of a black or blue cheviot or seriro'
coat, double or single-breasted, worn
with white or fancy flannel trousers.'
The "Plymouth" has these coats at
prices running from .■?:* upwards.
Business Attire. ' }
IN" this connection we wish to call at-,
tention to our thin unlined coats.and
coats and vests for ollice and street wear
(luring warm weather.
Black Alpacas. ' I
BLACK alpaca coats firmly sewed, and
~ warranted not to rip or tearWout.
$1.50, 5-2. 12.60, S3. 13.50, 54. $4.50 and S3.'
These include full lines of extra longs,
stouts and extra sizes.
Black Coats and Vests. >
THE same may be said of our line of
black coats and vests Iron. ?4 t0*12. •
These are made up trout mohairs, drap
d'etes, silks and line serges.
Clerical Coats and Vests. }.
WE have a very complete range of
these black goods, cut high in thu
neck for clerical gentlemen. " .
Patterned Goods. '
APART from the black frond*, we have
over 100 staples of thin coats, cost
ing from 50 cents to 94.50. These goods
come in solid colors, heavy lines and
modest stripes. They are made up from
mohair, alpacas, brifliantines, flannels,
WE also have a line of thin coats and
vests, including some one hundred
arid fifty patterns. Prices from •*•» to
•8. Those blue and black cheviot uu«
i lined coats are only S3,
226 Washington Ay. S. j
Corner Third Ay., Minneapolis, Minn.
This old-established office of
25, years' standing- is now
strictly under the care of thu
old doctor himself, personally,
Persons taking- treatment here
can rely upon safe, sure and
speedy cures as in the many
years gone by. Remember that
this is the only office in Min
nesota where a specialty.is made
of diseasesof the Genito Urin
ary Organs and of the Chronic
Nervous and Skin diseases
arising- therefrom. This is the
only medical office in the state
where every disease of every
name and nature known to
suffering humanity is not treat
ed for money, and where a
specialty is made with the
greatest success of the above*
gyl'rlvate ami separate reception room*. JCo
one bat the doctor seen too, OiKce li.m — :>) to
12 n. m., 2to 4 p.m. and 7 to ■) p. m.
Mention tins paper.
JAS. F. WILLIAMSON
COUNSELOR AND SOLICITOR.
Two yearn at an examiner In Ci) U. 9
Patent Ottlce. five years' practice. ij
03l Guaranty Loan Building, Mlausapolil
t*4 Pioneer V resi UulldlnK. t>t. ***>•'
T. I). MEKWI.V, pat; it attorney and solicitor,
911-91: rior.eer Press ftillilllX SI Paul: nod 2)-2S
Norrij Building. \Vn»iiln.'loii It. C KstablU!iel
seven rears in Minneapolis and four In St.Panl.
A SAFE' PLACE Th a^ a n 7 9
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Minnesota Saving Fnnd&lnveslm'tCa.
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