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Rev. Thomas McCleary will have for
Ins theme tomorrow evening: "Why
the Saloon as an Institution Should Not
J. Laughlin, proprietor of the Owa
tonna house and a resident of this slatj
for more than thirty years, is again able
to be out of the house after being con
lined to his bed with several weeks'
Wednesday next a meeting will be
held of the newly appointed council
committee, of which Aid. Jennings is
the chairman, together with the city
charity boards, in which plans will be
oevised for furnishing work to the un
Rev. William Wilkinson went to the
central station lust night and addressed
tne unemployed who are daily given
soup there. The mayor was also pres
ent, and thanked the men lor the good
order which they preserved while In the
Committee Spends Several Hours
The water works committee of the
council spent all of yesterday afternoon
considering the bids for supplies for
the department which were opened at
the council meeting the previous even
ing. The largest ami most important
contract — that for water pipe — was
awarded to the Dennis Lone Company
of Louisville, Ky.. whose bid was 520.74
per ton. This is $3.75 less than the city
has ever received before. About 1,800
tons of water pipe ha»'e been ordered.
The contract lor special castings was
awarded to the Northwestern foundry,
Minneapolis, who offered to furnish
then) lor two cents per pound.
There were live bidders for the valves,
and the committee spent over three
hours listening to the smooth-tongued
representatives of the concerns descant
upon the merits of theirs goods. They
ail had samples, photographs and letters
with them, which they exhibited to the
committee. At 5 p. in. the committee
adjourned without making any award.
The contract for hydrants has not been
awarded either, but probably will be to
PUPILS MADE HAPPY
By the Recurrence of the Holiday
The pupils of the public schools went
home with light hearts and smiling
faces yesterday afternoon, and by no
other class of people is the merry yule
tide season anticipated with so much
zest and pleasure. Yesterday the
schools were closed for the holiday va
cation, which lasts until Jan. 2. The
vacation is hailed with delight also by
the teachers and other employes of the
board, who, in addition to the respite
from work, received their pay in ad
vance, the neat sum of €44,000 being
paid out. Christmas exercises were
held at all the schools, the exercises
being veiy interesting.
THE LIBRARY BOARD.
Difficulty Over the Appointment
oT an Assistant.
At the regular meeting of the library
board yesterday afternoon the matter of
appointing an assistant librarian for
Branch A, on the North side, was again
considered. Like the previous meeting,
a wrangle ensued between the friends
and opponents of Mrs. J. B. McArdle,
the principal candidate for the position,
and. as no conclusion was reached, the
matter was laid over. The monthly
pay roll w^s ordered paid ar.d the usual
number of bills were allowed. Several
batters of minor importance weie also
Dull in Lumber Circles.
The local white pine trade is at an
absolute standstill, says the Lumber
man of this date, ami the winter is the
dullest that has been felt for a long
tune. No efforts are beine made to sell
anything, and the traveling men are all
in from tin; road, enjoying the pleasures
of the holidays. The shipments are
very light, and as compared with last
year's show a falling off of over two
thirds. December of last year was a
very irood month with the lumbermen
here, as many large orders were shipped
to Chicago. But there are no features
of tliis kind in the trade this year, and
in. thing but a quiet and uneventful
period is in store for the next month.
Aid for the Hubbard Family.
The iiubbard family, whose distress
ing condition was reported in the
Globe yesterday, received aid from the
poor department yesterday, buperin
dent Snyder visited their home, 2801
Pillsbury avenue and saw that provision
whs made for the interment of their
dead child, and that all their wants
were supplied. The Eighth Ward Re
lief association and charitable! neighbors
have also came to the assistance of tho
family. They were principally in need
of fuel, as one of the remaining nine
children is dangerously ill witn pneu
monia, and the house was not well
"«Jahr Markt" a Success.
Tho "Jahr Markt" ended last, evening
in n blaze of glory. The entertainment
was one of the most successful amateur
emits in the hislory of tne city. Great
credit is due the Royal Arcanum, under
whose auspices the performance was
iriveii. A large sum of money was
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
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, 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
!n the form most acceptable and pleas"
nut to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect laxa
tive; effectually cleansing the system,
dispel iug colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation
It lifts given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening th<Mn und it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Im?s Is fcr sale by all drug
gists ;u .'-de and si bottles, but it !s man
ufariuicd b» the California Fig Syrup
Co. nuiy.wticso naru* i; printed on every
paokHRC, aJfo the nmn«. Syrup of Fij;s,
V.\f\ bein* well !nfonne<l. you will not
tctpt auy subs t'.tute if ottered.
IN HIS OWN DEFENSE.
BURHHEM TELLS THE JU.IY WHY HE
£ HOT CLARK. *: £ ./ .
GJERTSEN ROASTS HALL.
Tells the Prosecutor That He Can't
Railroad an Innocent Man to
State's Prison — Judge Jamison
Asks the Counsel to lie Seated
Underwood's Testimony Fa
i vorable to Burnhem. .
Lars M. Rand opened the case for
the defense in the Burnhem trial yester
day morning. Mr. Hand stated to the
jury that the defense would prove that
Burnhem shot Clark because the latter
tried to hold him up. and that Clark
admitted at the bo pital that he was
Burnhem then took the stand in his
own defense. In answer to the ques
tions of his attorneys, he told the story
of the shooting of Clark, with which the
public is already familiar. Hurnhem
testified that on his way home from the
meeting of street car .-tnkers at Labor
Temple he came to the vacant lot by
the Exposition building. As he was
crossing it, Clark passed him end said
"Good evening." Then Clark wheeled
around, pointed a revolver at witness and
said, "Throw up your hands." Thereup
on witness drew his gun and tired. Then
he went over to a restaurant nearby
and gave himself up to Officer Hillyer.
Burnhem swore that he had never seen
Clark bs- fore, and did not know any of
his la niily.
Throughout the direct examination
Acting Assistant County Attorney Hall
constantly interposed objections. The
tilts between him and Attorney Henry
Gjertsen became so frequent that at
last both were standing up at the same
time, and talking simultaneously.
While Mr. Hall was pausing for breath,
Mr. Gjertsen administered a hot roast
in the following language:
"It is fortunate for tnis defendant
that you can't run this court, Mr.
Hall, and railroad innocent men
to state's prison, as you used
to do in the municipal court, when you
sent honest laborers to the workhouse
without law or evidence!"
Judge Jamison called "time" at this
exciting stage, and the legal contestants
took their seats.
Mr. Hall put Burnhem through a
lengthy and bantering ' cross-examina
tion, but did not tsKake his testimony on
the direct examination. The prosecu
tion endeavored to show that Burnhem
carried a revolver to the meeting of
union men for a special purpose, but
Burnhem denied this. He first carried
a gun when he went to work as a mo
toneer. and carried it afterwards from
force of habit.
It was 4 o'clock when Burnhem left
the stand. The defense then called
Dr. Webster, the hospital physician,
who testified iv tne police court that
Burnham had said to him two hours
before making his ante-inortem state
ment, "I am to blame. It was my
fault. lam guilty." Mr. Hall objected
strenuously to the admission of this
testimony, which cot before the jury
yesterday and was stricken out. The
court sustained the objection tempo
rarily in order to look up the law. To
day Judge Jamison will decide whether
it is admissible. The defense contends
it is competent and relevant because it
is an admission of the injured man
against his own interest.
The next witness called was Luzern
Cronkhite, one of the street car em
ployes who walked part way Home with
Burnhem the night of tiie shooting.
His testimony was not important. The
defense then called Charles Underwood,
a foreman in the employe of the street
car company. lie proved to tie an ex
cellent witness for Buruhem. Mr. Un
derwood testified that he heard the shot,
and a moment later saw Burnhem run
ning down University avenue towards
him (Underwood). In reply to Under
wood's questions, Burnhem said:
"I've just shot a man. Where can I
find a policeman."
Witness asked Burnhem for more par
ticulars, and Burnhem answered:
"A nigger drew a gun on me and told
me to throw up my hands, aud 1 shot
Mr. Hali was unsuccessful in shaking
Underwood's testimony. Court then
adjourned until 0 a. in. today. Both
sides expect to finish before night. The
defense has about ten witnesses to ex
LIFTED THE SCHEIG PLANT.
Detective Hoy Makes Another
Good Haul of Cash.
Detective Hoy returned yesterday
from Mississippi, where he went to
gather up the balance of the property
planted by the Scheig-Floyd outfit.
He is very reticent about the result of
his trip, which, it is understood, was
very successful. In addition to recov
ering a quantity of valuable property,
it is intimated that he secured several
thousand dollars in cash. Lieut. Gov.
Ciuugh, vice president of the Bank of
Minneapolis, was seen by a Globe re
porter last evening, and he de
clined to talk or the results of
the trip, aside from saying that
it been successful. Detective Hoy also
refuses to talk, aside from saying 'thar
he "lifted the plant," and thai the haul
was a big one. It was subsequently
learned that while at Jackson, Miss..
Scbeig entrusted a large som of money
to the keeping of a young man whose
acquaintance he formed, and who is
said to be weil related. Scheig also
transferred all property interests to tho
party in question, the total value of the
latter, together with the cash recovered,
being estimated at S10.00'.). Detective
Hoy convinced the young man that it
was to his interest to return the stolon
property, which he readiiy consented
REMAINS BROUGHT HOME.
Foul Play Suspected in the Death
of C. H. Bacon.
The body of C. 11. Bacon, particulars
of whose peculiar death Iv Chicago iiave
already been eiven, arrived in Minne
apolis yesterday, being met at the depot
by his son. ThH remains were conveyed
to the family residence, 123 West Fif
teenth street, and the funeral will take
place this afternoon at 2 o'clock. It was
at first stated that death had resulted
from an overdose of morphine, but this
has been contradicted and foul play is
suspected. A brother of Mr. Bacon is
in Chicago investigating the mysterious
alfair. The deceased was a well-known
and popular traveling man, and his sud
den taking oil is deeply regretted.
Celebrated With Kcl.it by tho
An interesting social event occurred
at Plymouth church last night, being
the celebration of Forefathers' day by
the Minnesota Congregational club.
The attendance wa3 large, and the
affair was by all odds the most success
ful and enjoyable ever given by the
ciub. The programme proper was'pre
ccded by a dinner, which was served at
7 o'clock, and which waa preceded by a
The Company Wins.
The jury In the case of Mrs. Mary
Sutherland, whose personal injury ac
tion for 10,000 damages .against the
street railway company has occupied
nearly 5 week In the trial, relumed a
verdict yesterday for the defendant,
The testimony convinced the jury that
Mrs. Sutherland wa» uullty of coniribu
lory negligence in trjjlig to board a car
after it hr.d started, and also tir.-.t her
vresiMit helpless ccuditiou was not duo
to tv« at aid
THE FAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBEB 23, 1893.
CHARITY TO THE STOMACH
WHICH HUNGERS FOR IT IN THESE
SIX HUNDRED FAMILIES FOUND
All Will Be Supplieil With Pro
visiona nn Christmas Day
Through the Generosity of the
.Local Dealers — Policemen Re
port a Great Deal of Destitu
tion — Donations Coming in Fast
Six hundred poor families will enjoy
a bountiful Christinas dinner as the re
sult of the canvass made by the patrol
men during the past four days. The
lists containing the names and addresses
of the families and other desirable in
formation were turned in to Secretary
Manuix yesterday. From these reports,
there seem to be more households in
the Third precinct, which embraces
Soutli Minneapolis, than elsewhere in
the city. Two hundred families wero
reported by the Third preci'ict officers,
while in the Fourth precinct. North
Minneapolis, there are 170; in the Sec
ond, East Minneapolis, 108; in the Fifth,
which takes in the Eighth and Thir
teenth wards, 93, and in the heart of the
city 44 families. The reports tell apa
thetic story, albeit In the briefest
of language. Under thu hesid of
"remarks" appear such explanations
of poverty a3 "six children sick, on c
dead in the house," "husband in the
workhouse," "husband and wife sick
and children suffering for food," "too
proud to ask for aid, but destitute,"
•'husband a drunkard."
All day yesterday the wagons have
been carrying provisions to 21 Second
street south, the point from which they
will be distributed. The work of dis
tribution will begin tomorrow. It will
require at least twenty-five wagons to
handle tt.e provisions, of which there is
a eenerous supply. Every bundle of
stuff distributed will contain a pound
of coffee and a fixed quantity of certain
other stapie articles.
The amount of provisions donated
can never be consumed in one day.
The average family will find enough
food to last a week. Yesterday morn
ing the Cudahy and the Armour Pack
ing companies agreed to contribute one
ton of beef in carcass, which will be
cut up at the supply headquarters.
Following is a list of the donations up
Baltimore Packing company, 1,000
cans oysters; Arnott & Corbett. 5 boxes
oranges and 10 bushels of hickory nuts;
Platt company, 21 cases canned goods;
Lillibridge-Bremnar factory, 500 loaves
of bread; McKusicK-Copelin company,
500 pounds candy; New York Biscuit
company, 500 pounds crackers; J. A.
Shea& Co., 4 barrels cranberries. 1 box
pears. 1 basket grapes; A. Booth Pack
ing company, 300 chickens; 11. S. Smith
& Co., 25 chickens; Hillnnn Bios., 10
chickens, 1 box oranges and 1 barrel
apples; Schafer Bros., 50 chickens;
Potter Produce company, 1 box cheese;
Gamble Robinson Commission com
pany, 25 prints butter; A. N.
Dyste, 1 jar butter; F. R. Noo
nan & Co., 2u prints butter;
Robert Ungerer company, 20 prints but
ter; Farmer Bros. & Co., 20 pounds
butter; Holmes, liowell & Co., 25 pounds
roll butter; A. C. Thomas, 25 pounds
-butter: P. 11. Hall & Co., 10 pounds
butter; Tilton Commission company, 25
chickens; Stewart & Elliott. 10 pounds
butter; Morrison & Thobridge,2o pounds
butter; Mr. Hlgbee, 20 pounds butter;
Gruber Commission company, one tub
butter; G. A. Castle, one tub butter;
Earl Fruit company, five boxes oranges,
100 pounds nuts; E. P. Stacy it Sons,
100 pounds butter; Porter Brothers, 5
boxes oranges; George S. Waller, 25
pounds butter; George Bradbury &Co.,
300 pounds of beans; Northwestern
Miller, 50 baes flour.
More contributions are expected to
S THE GRIND OF THE MILL.9.
Slight Decrease Reported in the
The mills in operation last week did
not average quite as well as in the week
before, the Miller says, and the flour
output showed a decrease of 10,000 bar
rels. The quantity ground was 131,090
barrels— averaging 25,51? barrels daily
—against 140,985 barreU the preceding
week, 188,855 barrels for the correspond
ing time in 1.592, and 201,790 barrels in
1891. The low freight rates prevailing
have made quite a difference with the
mills. There is not much question but
that the rales are being made on the
basis of 27Ji cents, Minneapolis to New
York, which is very low, and, as the
roads claim that they will -jn Jan.
1 make an advance to 07}4 cents,
the mills are running much more
strongly than would otherwise be
the case, In order to place as much flour
as possible in transit before New Year's.
There were fifteen mills in operation
yesterday, out of the whole number of
twenty-two, and they were grinding at
the rate of 28,000 barrels per twenty
four hours. A larger capacity would
be in operation, were it not that several
of the mills are undergoing repairs that
prevent them from starting. Thougn
the water-power is fairly sood for tins
season of the year, a good deal of steam
has to be used to help out. The low
freight rates have rather stimulated
sales of flour, as well as tiie production,
and last week the orders booked about
oflset the output. Most of this had to
be sold at very close, prices, millers pre
ferring ofteu to sell at cost rather than
have to shut down. A trifle more flour
went for export than did in the week
before, bakers' taking tiie lead, though
some patent was disposed of. The
United Kingdom was the best buyer,
but at bed-rock prices.
WANTED A LITTLE GORE,
And Got a Christmas Lump on His
Frederick Briggs, brother of Crusader
Brings, wont into the Mint saloon early
last evening and asked if Tooze Rod
gers, the proprietor, was iv. It will be
remembered that Rodgers is the inau
who gave Crusader Briggs the lie when
the latter was called before the mayor.
Frederick Brigas said to Mr. Rodgers
that he could lick the man who said his
brother was a liar. Drawing a long
knife he said, "I want blood." He got
it. Rogers rushed from behind the bar,
letting go his rieht, smashed Mr.
Briggs in the jaw. The young
man fell to the floor and did
not come to for ten or fifteen
minutes. When lie awoko he had a
lump on the side of his face as large as
a tea cup. Pulling himself together he
disappeared from the saloon. Fifteen
minutes later he appeared at the eu
trance of the saloon with a gun. The
policeman on the beat, noticing the
large lump on Briggs' jaw, suspected
that all was not right. He took hold of
the young man and instituted a search
of his clothing. In one overcoat pocket
K ha found a revolver and in the other the
knife with which Briggs had threatened
to carve Mr. Rogers. After taking the
weapons from Briggs the officer allowed
him to go.
Help for the Poor Department.
Supt. Snyder is pleased with the ap
pointment by the council of a board of
supervisors of the poor, consisting of
an alderman from eacli ward. He said:
"It will be a great help to our depart
ment, as in the past month we have
taken care of a hundred families who
came under the list of unemployed,
whereas our duties are properly cou
i lined to the sicK poor."
Honesty and Dishonesty.
Mrs. Jennie Higby.of 213 Ninth street
south, went into the postottice yesterday
aftstnoou to mail a letter. While put
ting on the stamp, her Doekeibook.
which she had laid on the narrow shelf
near by, fell off. Charles Kenney. a
ten-year-old boy, saw the pnrse lying on
the floor. He picked it up and asked a
youuti woman who had just passed by.
if she had dropped it. The young
woman said "Yes," snatched the pock
etbook out of the boy's hand and hur
ried out. It contained about $25. Mrs.
Higby reported the matter at police
Danz Symphony Concert.
Johnnie Anderson, the boy soprano,
makes his debut at the fourth symphony
concert by the Danz orchestra at Har
monia hall tomorrow afternoon. Hois
only thirteen years old, but is said to
possess a voice of remarkable power.
He is to sing Gotbehalk's "O Loving
Heart, Trust On." The orchestra pro
gramme wiil include a new march by
Sousa. Benoit's "Charlotte Corday, H
"The Traumerei," Gounod's "Faust,"
"The Awakening of the Lion," etc.
The Sprague Resolution.
The mayor will probably veto the
resolution authorizing the payment of
$2,000 out of the contingent fund to F.
E. Sprazue to discharge a debt due to
Mr. Sprague for m' "y loaned by him
to the Seventh w; d to pay for street
erading. The m l4J or says that the
ward had no legal right to borrow the .
money and that the scheme of saddling
the debt onto the contingent fund will |
not do, as his honor does not think that
the Seventh ward will ever pay the
money back to the contingent fund.
STILLWAI Kit NEWS.
George Sanderson France was re
ceived at the prison yesterday* to serve
two years and six months for abduc
"Uncle Tom," an illustrious colored
convics at the prison, will be discharged
today, and will go to his home in the
South. Tom has served one year for
perjury, and when he came here could
neither read nor write. He is seventy
six years of age, but expressed a desire
to learn something if he could, and is
now able to read and write.
The American Savings and Loan as
sociation has begun an action in the dis
trict court against Olio N. Niedhamer
to recover SSOO, and has attached a lot
A letter has been received from Judge
Williston, of the district court, stating
that he will be here next Wednesday
for the purpose of holding a special
term ot court.
Stillwater merchants have made a
large number of donations of food, etc.,
for the needy of this city, and will en
deavor to make the coming Christmas as
merry as possible for all.
Horsemen who have entered their
horses in tne races to occur on the St.
Croix ice track next Monday fear that
the track will be spoiled if soft weather
continues. There was considerabie
water on the track yesterday.
GREAT NEWS ASSOCIATION
Still Gathering in Few Keinaining
Boston, Dec. 22. -The Boston Trav
eller, which Wednesday joined the As
sociated Press, voluntarily giving up its
news franchise la the New England
Press association aud United Press, to
night replies to libelous statements
published in this city today by United
Press papers. In regard to the state
ment that the Traveller was expelled
lrom the New England-United Press
combination for non-payment of as
sessments, the paper prints re
ceipts from the treasurer of the
concern it has abandoned show
ing its assessments paid in full
up to noon Wednesday, when it request
ed that the service be discontinued.
Concerning theTravel'.er's abandonment
of the United Press and the subseqneut
attack by its mouthpiece, the New Eng
land, the poper says: "The simple an
nouncement that the Traveller had ac
quired a permanent membership in the
Associated Press, the greatest news
gathering association in the world, and
that the paper no longer desire:] to re
ceive its telegraphic service from the
New England Press association, has
evidently caused 'some hearts to ache.'
"After the Traveller had secured the
most valuable press franchise i:i the
world, and announced this fact in its
columns, and had voluntarily with
drawn from the other and smaller asso
ciations, Boston newspapers published
the false statement that the Traveller
had 'lost its franchise.'
"instead of losinga valuable franchise,
the Traveller has voluntarily relin
quished an inferior telegraphic service
tor the most complete \a Use world.
The Traveller has not only secured this
special franchise, but has become a
permanent member of the Associated
Press, upon an absolute equality with
the New York World and all of the
otner great newspapers of that associa
tion. The Traveller has acted upon iis
own judgment, and has not trespassed
upou the rights or privileges of any
newspaper or corporation,
"Let the galled jade wince."
Special Session Aot Wanted.
Dexveh, Dec. 22.— The committee
appointed by the business men's con
vention yesterday labored with Gov.
Waite several hours this afternoon to
induce him to reconsider his decision to
call a special session of the legislature.
fie doubted the eomiuittee's assertion
that a majority of the people were op
posed to having a (special session, and in
order to get an expression of their
views the committee tonight issued a
call for mass meetings throughout the
state Thursday, Dee. 28. The governor
would not say" whether he wonjd wait to
hear from the mass meetings or not.
Warned by Regulators.
Brixkley, Ark., Dec. 22. —The band
of so-called regulators who have reigne 1
supreme six miles south of here and
spread terror over the neighborhood for
several months past, during which time
a number of citizens have been killed
and others driven out of the county,
are again at work. A notice has beeu
posted in front of the residence of Rev.
C. P. Frow, notifying him that he must
discharge his negro tenants. A. ,).
Waldrow has also been threatened with
violence at the hands of the regulators,
and a repetition of the recent tragic
scenes of the neighborhood may occur
at any time.
End of Scott Trial Near.
Maksiialt,, Mich., Dec. 22.— The end
of the Scott trial is approaching rapidiy.
The defense has refuted by three wit
nesses the testimony of Fireman Turner
who testified that Conductor Scott
assured his engineer at Battle Creek
that the ilMated No. 9 had gone by.
Scott was placed on the stand today
and gave a clear statement of what had
occurred previous to and just after the
wreck. The defense is nearly through
with its testimony, and the case will
undoubtedly get to the jury tomorrow.
Dronght in Argentine.
Buexos Ayises, Dee. 22. # — The
drought in the Argentine Republic is
causing serious damage to crops, etc.
Negotiations are proceeding for the
conclusion of a commercial treaty be
tween Argentina and Chili.
Children Cry for
ChHdren Cry for
Children Cry for
Judgment. Are there any more lum
ber firms who have bought school pino
lands for a sone? Let them be ex
posed.— Anoka Union.
If the time ever comes when laboring
men refuse to vote for men who refuse
to work for their interests, ofhcpila will
begin to do their duty.- Preston Courier.
The Duluth Herald prints a 24-pasje
edition on pink paper for its Christmas
number, devoted to t!>o business and
commercial interests of the Zenith City,
It will not be long before society, to
protect itself, must Incarcerate every
person who believes in anarchy, and
the sooner the better.- Canton Leader.
The state of North Dakota is "in the
hole." Her revenues for 1893 do not
equal the expenses. We extend sym
pathy. We know how it is ourself.—
In theory an income tax Is all right,
but in its practical workings it is likely
to prove n failure until men— and
especially the rich— become honest.—
Martin County Sentinel.
Mayor Eustis, the gamblers and the
nymphes-du-pave will have small fuel
bills this winter in Minneapolis. There
are a number of people making it warm
for them.— Benson Times.
The senate will declare point blank
against the income tcx. Evidently' it
would be disagreeable for some of the
senatorial millionaires to tell exactly
how much they are worth.— Winona
The Caledonia Argus, referring to the
Wilson bill, says: Its purpose seems
throughout to be to relieve the burdens
of the peoule by reducing to them the
cost of the inosi common articles of con
In the matter of taxation the govern
ment should lay Its hand very lightly on
the man who has to struggle to keep
the wolf from the door. Let the man
with a competence bear the buiden.—
The number of Republican hack
numbeis who have brought themselves
to the surface since the state elections
is astonishing; but their labor is wasted;
they will never feed at public expense
again. —St. Cloud Times.
QCongressinan's McClearv's project for
connecting the waters of the Minnesota
and Red rivers is a good one, and he
should have the hearty co-operation of
the people of Southern and Southwest
ern Minnesota.— Mankato Ledger.
The surveyor generals of logs and
lumber are and always have been ap
pointed at the instance of the lumber
men. In fact, one of the members of
the firm of C. A. Smith & Co. appointed
the surveyors for six years.— Fergus
It is not true that the bosses do the
thiukiug of any party. A party is
always doomed unless the members
composing said party are in harmony so
far as principles nre concerned.— Dodge
The Hutchinson Democrat, urging
action on the Wilson bill, says: "Wisa
and courageous action, prompt and
unanimous.in the interest of the people,
must henceforth rule the Democratic
congress and the executive."
in the prohibition stale of lowa a
farmer drank four cups of whisky and
climbed the golden stairs. Such things
do not occur in Minnesota, where deal
ers in spirits and so-forth pay the
regulation license.— Stillwater Gazette.
The Mankato Review publishes the
list of steamboat arrivals at Mankato
lor the year 1858. They aggregate 132
from St. Paul and forty-eight from the
Upper Minnesota, There were nine
boats in the Hade. The season extended
.from March 22 to Oct. 8.
The Mankato Lodger says the Repub
licans realize that an era of prosperity
is certain to dawn upon the country
during the next three years of Demo
cratic rule, and by a series of misrepre
sentations are trying to deceive the peo
ple as to the true cause of that pros
And ao to iron and coal, we can
already challenge the world in compe
tition, and do not need protection, out
the people do need cheaper stoves,
cheaper plows, cheaper machinery and
farm tools, and cheaper articles of all
kinds, of which Iron and steal form a
part.— Hutchinson Democrat.
Just why manufacturers of farm ma>
chlnery have needed protection is a
mystery, as they have been able to
place their wares on the mancets of
foreign countries in competition with
the world, and at a less price than thi'y
have asked the people of their own
country.— Swift County Standard.
Whatever may be the effect of pro
posed tariff changes, the factories would
all start quickly enough if there was a
demand for their products. The funda
mental trouble is there is a stagnation
of trade, a general falling off in demand
for goods among the peopie. Nearly
everybody is economizing, and this
more than ali makes manufacturing
unprofitable.— Albeit Lea Standard.
The Republican members of congress
would hardly be sustained by the party
in refusing to vote on tariff legislation
for the purpose of breaking a quorum,
but they can give the Democrats the
medicine whenever the territorial ad
mission bills come up without receiving
much censure.— Chatfield Democrat.
What a blessing a poor memory must
be to Republican editors. But the
people do not forget that the McKinley
bill is blighting business every day that
It operates. Repeal of that abominable
law will make merchants and all classes
of people realize within a year what a
tremendous blunder it really is. -Rock
Speaking of L. P. Hunt and the
several offices held by him in state,
social and secret orders the Blue Earth
City Post says: The goddess of politi
cal fortune has her most seductive
smile on whenever Hunt is here. There
are a few more offices within the gift of
the people and we should make
haste to bestow them upon this
neglected youth before he count* too
many "silver threads among the gold."
Fiendl3h Wort or* Unknown -Des
Lyxcubukg, Va., Dee. 22.— 1n Camp
bell county, about seven miles from
Lynchburg, la3t uitflit, unknown per
sons entered the house of a fanner
named Heudricks, and, after dragging
his young wife into the yard, murdered
Ilendricks and burned the house, to
gether with tie body of their victim.
Neighbors who were attracted by the
lire found Mrs. Ueiidrlcks in an uncon
scious state upon their arrival upon the
scene. The motive of the murder was
robbery, as Ilendncks was known to
have kept his money about the house.
Tonight four negroes were lodged in
the Lynchburg jail, charged with the
murder. One of them surrendered vol
untarily upon hearing that the authori
ties were looking for him, stating that
he was innocent, and would feel safer
by being in jail than near the scene of
Train Robbers Foiled.
Yixita, I. T., Dec. 22,— An unsuc
cessful attempt was made this evening
at Kelso, four miles north of here, to
hold up Missouri, Kansas & Texas Train
No. 3. A switch was opened, and the
train ran upon the siding. This alarmed
the engineer, and, knowing there was a
spring switch at the other end of the
siding, he applied full steam and ran
through. Finding they were foiled, the
robbers, four in number, opened fire
with their guns. The fireman, Charles
Milne, was shot in the face and his
lower jaw torn off, the wound being a
serious one. The robbers then mounted
their horses and rode away. Officers are
Bank President Arrested.
Baltimore. Dec. 22.— 5. S. Hart, who
was president of the State Bank of
Buckley, Wash., has been arrested here,
charged with embezzling $30,000 of the
funds of that bank. He is said to have
swindled ex-Postmaster General Waua
naker. out of considerable inouey.
The moral distance between Van Alen
and MacVeagh is long and difficult, but
the president has covered it with grace
and celerity.— St. Louis Poat-Dispatcn.
Wayne MncVpagh will doubtless make
a good ambassador to Italy, but the
president's inability to find a Democrat
for (hat select position will cause com
Mr. MacVeagh has experience, abil
ity, sound judgment, quick wit, tact
and readiness— all the qualifications for
excellt- nt service in a diplomatic capac
Ity. — Philadelphia Record.
Just why he should be nominated for
the Italian mission is a mystery, but lie
is undoubtedly a man of ability, and,
though a Republican, will make an able
representative. — Atlanta Constitution.
Will Mr. Vain We Weigh be able to
scatter handfuls of liras to the Roman
beggar 3, Willy Astor style? That seems
to be the Democratic ideal of a fine
Italian hand in diplomacy. — New York
The appointment of non. Wayne
MacVeagh is but another reminder to
k Uon. Frank Lawler that a man may ac
complish wonders if he is not ha'ndi
capoed by Democracy aud a petition.—
Mr. Van Alen may not be a diplomat
nor a statesman. Out lie is a pretty good
DroDhet; for he predicted that the
Italian mission wouM be. filled by nn
nblerand better mail than himself.—
The only lesson which Wayne Mnc-
Veaich carries to the Democracy is that
the boys who fight in the trenches are
not thought worth noticing after the
fight is over. It would be just like them
not to like this diet of cold shouli.er
again.— Philadelphia Inquirer.
Mr. MacVeagh might as well be our
ambassador to Italy as any other tren
tleman. He can drnw the salary and
spend it with as much grace as any
other person who may be appointed,
and it the social functions of the Ameri
can embassy in Home are conducted
properly, all that it exists for will have
be.Mi accomplished.— Detroit News.
Mr. MacVeagh is a man of wide rep
utation and large ability, who has ren
dered distinguished public service
quite apart from contributions to cam
paign funds. He has all the aecom
piishinants that befit the ambassador.
Ue is an eminent lawyer, a gentleman
of pleasing manner, suave address and
high personal character.— New York
Wayne MacVeagh as a successor to
Van Alen will arouse resentment in as
great a nuinberof faithful Democrats as
did the most odious of President Cleve
land's appointments up to this time.
Between rewarding campaign fund con
tributors and mugwumps the line can
not be very sharply drawn.— Omaha
The appointment of Wayne Mac-
Veagh to be ambassador to Italy ought
to go far to hual the consciences which
were lacerated by the Van Alen episode,
and, In truth, the selection is an ideal
one. Mr. MacVeagh is a gentleman of
great ability, a scholar, a tine lawyer,
and, above all. he is a man who beiieves
in political independence.—lndianap
The designation of Wayne MacVeagh
as Italian ambassador meets the highest
requirement. Mr. MacVeagh will con
fer luster upon his own country and
will be a shining and acceptable figure
in the official circle and society of
Home. The Italian government, the
diplomatic corps and the American
colony will take it as a signal compli
ment that a statesman of his distinction
and brilliancy is sent as the American
representative.— Philadelphia Press.
- Washburn's Velvety Han d.
A fairly authentic rumor has been in
circulation in this vicinity that the vel
vety hand or Senator Washburn was at
the, wheel in the recent changes in Mur
ray county journalism, and that he as
sisted in the evolution which brought
two Republican papers at Slavtou when
there were formerly one Republican
and one of the opposition. It will be
remembered that he visited that locality
at about.. the time the changes were
made; his object, of course, was to fur
ther his chances for a re-eloction, but
his efforts will prove futile. The people
of this state do not wish to Jbe further
represented in the sehate by a man as
closely allied with corporations and the
boiutocracy as the astute gentleman
from Minneapolis. Money enough can
not be raised to secure his election.
Furthermore, when the proper time
comes, the Republicans of* this section,
will be found a unit for their former
able and progressive repre sentative,
John Lind. --
Miss Wagner on Trial.
Indianapolis, Dec. 22.— The open
ing argument for the defense in the
Wagner murder trial was delivered
today by Attorney \V. F. Brown. His
analysis of tiie principal evidence for
the state, particularly that of Dr. Eis
beiss, the chemist who found poison in
the stomachs of the deceased members
of the Sloes tera family, was clear and
exhaustive, and demonstrated the weak
ness of the state's case. During the
attorney's references to the defendant's
home life in East Prussia and her old
parents Miss Wagner was overcome
with grief and sobbed convulsively.
Tt>e «use will reach the jury uext Tues
Odessa, Dec. 22. -In consequence of
meetings held here by French anar
chists, who praise the outrage committed
by Vaiiiant, eleven men have been
arrested, and will be tried on the charge
ot inciting people to commit outrages.
iH do not Eat Pastry.'!
)c:& imi i,, I ySV
|H How often you hear this \^
m expression, . and the ex- Wl
fejjfc planation that "usually ess
(M follows: "lam troubled 0\
0 with dyspepsia." The §||
£#8 explanation is not far to ||jj
$<A seek. In the past Lard W% '
$||! has been used as the prin-
%hk cipal shortening in all |^
|^ pastry, the — dys- (^
pi pepsia. The dyspeptic f-t
?NS need no longer be jj|s
troubled, providing [|P
)^ is substituted for lard in £ : §
S^ the preparation of all food. |<a
It is composed strictly of pi
<p highly refined vegetable |<^
Wu oil and beef suet. When Kjfa
P* used as a shortening, it
produces wholesome and Wi
&$ healthful pastry. Physi- |||
sps cians and expert cooks 'feu
j>|s everywhere indorse it. _^
|p^ Send three cents in stamp* to N. K. >§£■?!
4&k Fairbanks: Co., Chicago, for handsome j&A '
RTff Cottolene Cook took, co&ttising six j&,s[
*<X hundred recipes. ■ i ■'-.*.*] fcl&
J j^ Cottolene is sold In thre* ai-.tl S»e pound *£^ -
S^ pails, by all grocers. . s&K
: . . Hade only by '&%
§J N. K. FAIRBANKS CO., fe;
See that y^
That's LorillarcTs faf '^^^s^^^^* /
Ply it/"' jQ It's Much the Best.
A ' iSmi 1 S^ld everywhere. Made only by the P. Lorjl-
I A XbBH ' Sold everywhere. The oldest tobacco P. Lorjt.-
IAUD CoterAXY. The oldest tobacco manufr.c-
KVijiS % • ■ "fjr ■ • turers in America, and the largest in the world.
- ** ■
MiiiiMiMyiiMis A Common Error
MM* ritWZlk Chocolate and Cocoa
in* ("/ is by many supposed to be
.a(ot * }( one and the same, only that}
Cl*V /a'^\ /\ one is a powder (hence more
H «*S /^i easily cooked), and the oth
y^B y J er is not. z
■'•v : Yl/Ws\f This Is Wrong—
W^Sv W m Take the Yolk from the Egg,
V \t^l Take the Oil rom the Olive,
p&sj&zsb What is left?
"' ft'iliVm A Residu[e,so with cocoa,
/'i'l f * I!^*°j!ow 'A in comparison, \
m^j^'XS/ Cocoa, is Skimmed Milk,
/*v-^)l_ iiAJ- 3 p'^ Chocolate, Pure Cream.
— — — Chocolat Menier
Did you sbs ms at the Fair? Your *■**«**_•*• _?««"«! tocetn
Don't miss this opportunity, for you will never see
another real HALF-PRICE Piano Sale again. \
A large number have already improved this
chance of a lifetime, and are the happy owners of
a fine new Piano for a small sum of money. RE
: MEMBER, you are getting- the finest Pianos
JUST THINK WHAT THIS MEANS:
A 5250 Piano for $125,
A $350 Piano for $175.
A S6OO Piano for S3OO,
Every Piano fully warranted for six years, and
YOUR MONEY REFUNDED in 30 days if you
are not entirely satisfied. Make your selection
now, while we' have a large assortment. Pianos
will be delivered F. O. B. Minneapolis, or at any
residence in Minneapolis or St. Paul. This Bar- I
gain Sale will positively close in 1 day, as adver
tised. DON'T MISS IT.
Century Piano Co.,
Century Building, Minneapolis.
We carry a CI/IC Saov/slioep, Toboggans, QkTATF^ Leggings,
• full line of »SIVIC?, Jloccasina, OIW\ I L.O, Etc .
. GUNS, RIFLES, REVOLVERS, ETC. . . .
GUr^ REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
SPALDING'3 ATHLETIC AND SPORTING GOODS.
Northwestern Agents for Dupont's Celebrated Gunpowder. Hercules Dynamite.
A full line of Foot Ball, Gymnasium and Athletic Clothing.
KENNEDY BROS., Minneapolis, Minn.
Of Minneapolis, Minn.,
Will remove on January First.lß94
to the Rooms now occupied by the
Nicollet National Bank. Corner Nic
ollet Avenue and Fourth Street.
Surplus and Profits- $30,000
J. T. Wvman President
Jan I. Best Vice President
E. R. Gaylord Cashier
Directors— J. T. Wymau. J. I. Best. Dr. J.
R Force. C K. Criute. C. E. Brewster, L. S.
Gillette, E. L. Carpenter. J. U. Martin, C. L.
Travis. B. P. Kelson. E. It. Gaylord,
cMna D i] Hcrranor , Raz ?, r8l[l01 :
Decorating 111 111 nbgCllSl) low Ground
207 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. Minn.
Dealers In Razors, Shears, IXL rocket
Knives, English Oarveri. Barbers' Supplies j
and a lull line of Toiloi Article*. Shears anil
Clippers ground. Skates sharpened, 15c. .
Fill CO —Dr. H. Waite, Specialist, nine- i
rll r\ teen years in Minneapolis. Why j
1 *■*" - suffer when cure is mild and cer
tain? Ask hundreds of leading citizens or
St. Paul, Minneapolis and the Northwest as j
to treatment and cure. Pamphlet free. 1210
Hawthorne avenue, ilinncacolis.
JAS. F. WILLIAMSON
': . COUK9KLOR AND BOLICI TOit
Two yean as an exarainsr in »v* U. 3
Patent Office. Fire years' praotloa •£)
331 Guaranty Loan i Ituildiug; Minneapolis
feiWPtoiieai l'reu Jiu ildia* at Fa«L .
251. 253 and 255 Nicollet Are., i
The oldest nnd Only reliable medical office of Ha kind in
the city, as will be [.roved !>y consulting old Sits of th«
daily [.revs. l!i a-ilHrly grai)n.ile<l anil l«^»|]y <]nnlinod|
lone engaged in Chronic, Harnnu and Skin Di;ca«es. A
friendly talk costs nothing. If inconvenient to visit the
city for treatment, medicinownt by mail or express, freo
from chservdtion. Curable r»»oj gnarauterd. "If iloubt
oxi.ti v.-5 say so. Hours— lo to 12 a. in., 2to 4 and 7to i
p. m.; Sundays, 10 to 12 c. m. If you ctnntit come, ctat4
case by mail. Bi»vial Parlor tor 1 n.lir,. .
NGlfUiia Üball.tl, ory, I«c!r of Eaerrr, I-£j,lcitl
Drear, ari.^in? from uidiaerationa, Hjcc«s, luuu!;ence or
Exposure, producing som« of th? followiog •"-•-•..: S'er-
Tontness, Debility, rJimnoiß ot Sight, Self-Pi«trutt, Defec
tive Memary, PiiuplM on th» K«ce, Avenien to 9 aetr.
Loss of Ambition, Vnfltnem. to Marry, Melancholy, Pnpep.
sia, Stunted Development. Loss rf Puwtr, fair-s in tha
baali, etc., are treated with succors, Ssfrljr, ?riv>t*lr,
9p«»dHy. Unnatural discharge; cured
Biood, Skin and Venereal Diseases, *£!
affecting Body, Rose, Throat, Skin and Hones, Blotches,
Eruptions, Acne. Eczema, Old Born, Vlceis, rstlufnl Swel
lings, from whatever cause, positirely and forever driven
from tho system by means of Safe, '1 ime-l tm ;! Ilrmedles.
Stiff and Swollen Joints and Rh<um.itisin, tin result of
Mood Poison, surely Cured. KIDNEY AND URIN
ARY Complaints, Painful, U'.flicult. So Yi'wml or
BlcodytTrino, Gonarrlioßa and .Slrlrturo promptly enred.
I f A D Oil Threat, Sow, I.en Mhum, CMUBMptto%
lkthuia,Br<inehUUand K|>llri>ty: nstitu
tior.il and acq'iirrd Weaknesses ( ? Both S»x« trntad me
cci,/ully ! y entirely New and l'.aj>!d llrthnd.. Jt is self
tvid.nt that c physician paying particular attention to a.
class of bum attain* great skill. Every known applica
tion is resorted to and the proved pood r«rcie<i:»« of all
Wit* and countries are usej. So Eiprrlmmtt sre Bade,
On account of Urn great number of cases applying to*
chirgcii arc kept low ; often lower than others. Skill and
peiiect fire', are important. Call or write. S<mpioa
.'iit and pamhplet free by nail. Tho P*:tor ha.i success
fully treated and cured th>".itn^s of ■•** in thi< eily »nd
he Northvnt All coiisuitation:. tither by ma;! or virl.a],
re retarded as strictly conttdentia! and are given perfect
"DR. BRIMLEY, Minneapolis, Minn.
A SAFE PLAGE
xnari'anfo^ts. TO INVEST SAVINGS
Honey to loan on city and . town propcrtj .
Write or calif or references and particulars.
Minnesota Saving Fund&luvestm't Cx .
110 Temple Court. Minneapolis, Minn.