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MINNEAPOLIS.
BURNHEM WAS JUSTIFIED.
tHEjJUR V DECL 'RES HIM NO GUIL TV
OF MANSLAUGHTER
*S SHOOTING JOSEPH CLARK.
For Five Hours Burnhem Was in
Suspense — An Obstinate Juror
Finally Convinced— Dr. Web
ster's Testimony — Clark Con
fessed to the Physician That
He Was to Blame.
After five hours' deliberation last
flight the jury returned the verdict "not
guilty," in the case of W. J. Burnhem,
who shot and killed Joseph Clark on the
night of Oct. 30 last. The jury was out
ovei five hours.
The only important testimony intro
duced by the defense was that of Dr.
Webster, the hospital physician. This
was temporarily excluded the day be
fore upon objection of the prosecution,
but the court decided to admit it yester
day. Dr. Webster testilied that Clark
said to him the afternoon of the day he
died.
"It was my fault. lam guilty. lam
to blame."
The defense called a few more wit
nesses, who testilied to walking home
with Clark on the night of the shooting.
In rebuttal Mr. Hall, the acting assistant
county attorney, called his associate
counsel, William Morris, to impeach the
testimony Policeman Dennis offered in
the municipal court.
Lars M. Band, of counsel for the de
fense, made the closing speech to the
jury. In that speech he tersely re
viewed the evidence, pointed out the
significant contradictions of testimony,
and appealed to the common sense of
the jury to decide whether Burnhem
would unjustifiably shoot a man whom
he didn't know. Judge Band's sum
ming up made a good impression.
Judge Jamison charged the jury im
partially and instructively. No vital
point was omitted. Judge Jamison de
j fined "reasonable doubt" clearly. It
was not mere caprice or whim, but such
doubt as a reasonable man would act or
! refuse to act upon in affairs that con
cerned him. The state erects every
safeguard about an accused person, that
nothing but the preponderance of evi
dence could break down . —
The jury went out at 4:15 p.m. The
loungers in the court room, the depu
ties, the attorneys and the reporters did
not think the jury would occupy more
than half an hour in reaching a verdict.
But time dragged on, and no jury ap
peared. The delay caused apprehension,
and Burnhem, who sat just inside the
railing, plainly showed that apprehen
sion. At last the foreman of the
jury knocked on the door of
the jury room, and when the deputy
unlocked it, informed him that the jury
was ready to report. Judge Jamison
ook his seat, counsel took their seats,
the jury filed into the court room and
sat down. Burnhem sat right behind
his attorneys. The clerk asked the jury
if they had reached a verdict. The
foreman said they had.
■ "What is your verdict?" asked the
clerk.
"Not guilty." announced the foreman.
Mr. Burnhem shook hands with the
jurymen, the court and his attorneys,
and walked out of the court room a free
man.
The jury would have returned a ver
dict in iess than half an hour, but for
one man, who thought that Burnhem
Eliot Clark without due inquiry.
HIS RESIGNATION FINAL.
President Lorinj; Firm in His De
termination to Step Out.
The report that President Loring. of
the park board, would reconsider his
resignation, was denied yesterday, when
he said:
"My resignation will go into effect on
the first of January," he said. "My de
termination is fixed and unalterable. In
my position, I cannot afford to remain
on the board. Some time ago I was
compelled to take, on an old debt, some
property on King's highway. There
are some improvements to be made
there, and I do uot wish to lay myself
liable to the suspicion that lam using
my position as park commissioner to my
personal advantage. The board is un
der contract to make certain improve
ments there, and 1 wish to be in a place
to ask that the contract be fulfilled, be
sides I have always made it a rule never
to own a foot of property that would be
benefited by park improvements, and I
do n.#t propose to remain on the board
now that I find myself unexpectedly
the possessor of such property."
Among the names mentioned for the
position of president is that of A. J.
i3oardman, the ex-president of the
board, who doubtless would be pleased
to have a re-election, but thus far there
lias been no especial canvass for the
position.
Ihe Mtirray-Dobbs Mill.
The next boxing exhibition at the
Twin City Athletic club is scheduled
for next Friday, Dec. 29, is beween
.Bobby Dobbs and Tommy Murray. It
will be a twenty-round go and a great
contest is looked for. The men recently
boxed six rounds and the colored boxer
bad a shade the best ot it, but Murray
was then in poor condition, while
l)ot>l'3 was in the pink of condition.
fciuce that time Murray has been train
ing hard and steady and he iully ex
pects to turn the tables on the colored
•boy. Murray has hosts of friends, and
4f he wins be will be able to command
big purses East, as Dobbs is considered
a top notcher. At present the betting
is slightly in favor of Murray. The
men are to weigh in at 14S pounds.
At Home to Their Friends.
President J. F. R. Foss.of the Nicollet
.Rational bank, entertained a number
of his friends and the representatives of
the newspaper fraternity last night at
the new and elegant bank building on
Fourth street south. The appointments
of the bank are, perhaps, the finest in
the United States. The bank building,
per se, is without doubt the finest
structure in Minneapolis. The removal
Will occur on Tuesday, when the Nicol
let National will be at home to its
friends.
A Runaway Accident.
A. T. Green, aged fifty-five, employed
6y Patterson & Stevenson, hatters and
furriers, met with a serious accident
yesterday. While delivering goods his
horse ran away, and Mr. Green was
thrown from the sleigh. lie was taken
to Asbury hospital iv an unconscious
condition, and it is feared his skull is
Fractured. Mr. Green lives at 816 Third
avenue north. The accident happened
at Second avenue south and Fourth
street.
All Bids Rejected.
The water works committee decided
fa reject all bids for valves, and will
Recommend that the city engineer ad
vertise for new bids, and that each firm
furnish Its own specifications. The
Contract for furnishing 130 hydrants
was awarded to the South Park Foundry'
bad Machine company,at§3o a hydrant.
MINNEAPOLIS GLOBULES.
A regular meeting of the Conductors'
.Division, No. 117, O. B. C, will take
place at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon,
followed with a banquet at Elks' hall
at 5 p. in.
[ James M. Chapman, professor of
elocution at Wabash college, Craw
■fordsville, Ind., and a well-known plat
form reader, is spending the holidays
With his cousin, Mrs. Ed A. Stevens,
_tel_> Nicollet avenue.
THE PAINT PATO DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MOT.NI>.G. DECEMBER f*4 -- IS**.. TWENTY PAGES -CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS.
IT HAS TAKIN FULL POSSESSION OF
N.INNEAPOLIS.
SANTA CLAUS IS ON DECK.
Old Kris Will Have a Pig Job Fill
ing All the Stockings — Tre
mendous Crush in the Streets
and in the Stores — Extra Pre
cautions Should Be Taken
Against Pickpockets.
The Christmas spirit was abroad in
Minneapolis yesterday in all of its In
tensity, the crush on the streets and in
and around the big stores beiug some
thing tremendous. If one had not heard
anything about hard times it would
scarcely be believed from the prosper
ous appearance of the throngs of happy
faced shoppers that there is anything in
the world like financial stringency.
During the day the crush on Nicollet
avenue was something unprecedented,
and, judging from the thousands of
mysterious bundles and packages to be
seen on every hand, Santa Claus
will have a busy time in tilling the stock
ings of Minneapolis Sunday night.
The crush at the postoffice and express
company offices was also something not
equaled in years, and the energies of
the employes were taxed to the utmost
limit. Considerable complaint is made
at the frequence of pocket picking, the
large crowds offering a splendid oppor
tunity for the light-fingered gentlemen
to work their graft. As an "officer re
marked yesterday while in front of the
Glass block, where au immense . crowd
was surging in and out, the ladies are
partially to blame, as they are careless
in exposing their pocketbooks, many of
which protrude in a tantalizing manner
from their pockets, and it is an easy
matter for an expert to take them, in
many instances it is believed that the
pocketbooks are taken by women, and
it is said that there are several expert
female pickpockets in the city. How
ever, all things considered, the number
of losses have been light, and all that is
needed is the exercise of a little.more
precaution.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC.
Sweet Anthems to Ascend From
All the Churches.
The churches of Minneapolis have
made special and elaborate arrange
ments for the Christmas music, aud the
programmes are of more than special
interest. Sweet anthems of joy and
praise will ascend from all the choirs,
and the story of the shepherds and the
Christ-child of Bethlehem will be told
over again in gladdest acclaims. Fol
lowing are some of the programmes:
Holy Rosary, 5 a. m. —
Adeste Fidelis Chorus
Euardo Marzo.
Messe Solenelie— Holy Rosary Quartette and
Chorus, assisted by Dauz Orchestra.
Ky ne Quartette and Chorus
Gloria Oin Tolles
W. H. Kitz, W. D. Dibb and Chorus.
Miserere Holy Rosary Quartette
Miss Francis Bayley soprano; Miss Anna
Hughes, contralto; W. 1). Dibb, tenor; W.
11. Kitz. basso.
Veni Creator . ...Novello
lieuedictus Lambilotte
Holy Rosary Quartette.
Credo— Deum de Deo —W. D. Dibb and
Chorus.
Et Incarnatus Miss Francis Bavley
Crucifixus W. 11. Kitz
Et Vinuin Sanctum— Mi_* Francis Bayley
aud W. 11. Kitz.
Sauctus Chorus
Aenus Dei— .Miss Anna Hughes, Miss Francis
Bayley and Chorus.
Offertory, "Light or Heaven" Gounod
Miss Francis Bayley.
Violin Obligatn Prof. Frank Danz Jr.
Mrs. Rose Baker. Organist.
W. 11. Kitz, Musical Director.
St. Mark's Church— Christmas day
service 10:30 a. m. The regular quar
tette and chorus choir will be assisted
by Danz's full orchestra; S. C. Gilbert,
organist; Mesdames I. J. Covey, F. E.
Parks, M. A. Paulson, and Messrs. It.
D. Finel and D. W. Elliot.
Choir, A. M. Shuey, Director—So
pranos, Miss Emma Sumpf, Mesdames
F. L. Gray. M. F. Earley, A. W. Porter,
C. 11. Watson, C. E. Bennett, Misses A.
1. Siinmons.Helen Wood.Contraltos.Mrs
M. W. Whitworth, Misses Eveline Sam
mis, Elizabeth Hawley, Nellie E. Lake,
Clara Holt, Eftie Kinsell. Tenors,
Henry J. Elliot. J. F. Simons, Frank B.
Foote, M. W. Webb, C. M. Holman. A.
N. Threlkeld, J. W. Dawson. Bassos,
A. W. Porter, W. T. Haines. C. E. San
ford, A. E. Clerihew, J. S. Hurst, K. B.
Nixon, W. E. Mitchell, E. C. Oakley.
PROGRAMME.
Gmnd march from Leonorc sym
phony Raff
Dauz orchestra.
Christmas Antbem— "King All Glori
ous" Barnby
Solos by Messrs. Elliot and Porter.
Venite.
Gloria Patri Gregorian Chant
Grand "Festival Te Deum" Mozart
(Arranged from Mozart by A. M. Shuey.)
Solos by Miss Sumpf and Mr. Portor.
"Festival Jubilate Deo Rossini-Millard
(From stut 'at Mater.)
Solos by Mrs. Covey, Messrs. Finel and Por
ter.
"Hark, the Herald Angels Sing"—
Mendelssohn
Gloria Tibi GounOd
Adeste Fidele3 Gounod
Offertory — "Scene Pastorale" Shuey
Danz orchestra.
Organ Postlude— "March Pontifl
cale" Lemmens
Commnniou.
Sanctus.
Hymn 207.
Gloria Iv fixcelsls.
The vested choir of St. Paul's Episco
pal church is to be assisted at the great
er festival service of Christmas day,
10:30 a. m., by the chorus choir of Hen
nepin Avenue Methodist church, under
Osmand O. Boss and Taylor Drill, choir
masters.
CASE OF SNAP JUDGMENT.
The Democracy of Hennepin Op
posed to a Certain Appointment.
Considerable indignation exists in
local Democratic circles over the boom
given Park Policeman Fisher for the
position of special agent of the treasury
department, now held by I. W. Law
rence. It is claimed by well known
politicians, whose Democracy is unques
tioned, that Fisher has enacted the role
of mugwump, having held his present
position five years under both parties.
It is further asserted that he has not
been identified with the party in any
way, but that, on the contrary, he has
been opposed to its best interests.* His
influence is said to exist outside of the
Democracy of Hennepin county, and if
he is appointed, it is claimed, it will be
a case of snap judgment wholly unwar
ranted by all precedent.
PUT THEM TO WORK.
How the Unemployed May Be As
sisted by tho City. ■'.-'■-
Yesterday, while a prominent busi
ness man was gazing out of his oflice
window, he remarked the beauty and
clearness of the sky overhead and the
filthy condition of the streets beneath.
He suggested that the army of desti
tute unemployed now in the city might
be formed into squads to clean away
the mass of slush and debris with which
the thoroughfares are covered, disgrac
ing the city.
It would be a mutual benefit to all,
and would give the men a few dollars
to jingle hi their pocket during Xmas
week.
The hint is a good one, and the city
couid well afford to expend the money
in so worthy a cause at this time. Here
may be a solution to the questiou con
cerning how to care for the unemployed.
By all means give them work.
Not So Bad as Reported.
The account of the trouble iv Rogers'
saloon between Frederick Briggs and
the proprietor of the place, which ap
peared in yesterday's issue of the
Globe, was a little overdrawn, and did
an injustice to Mr. Briggs, who was not
hull' so badly used up as reported) . ;.';
DINNERS FOR THE POOR.
THEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO EIGHT
HUNDRED FAMILIES.
MEN WOi.Kl'U ALL RIGHT
Unpack ing the Provisions at the
Distributing Headquarters —
Another Long List of Contri
butions— Mayor Will Superin
tend the Job— Bushel Basketful
for Kach Family.
All night long a score of men were
kept busy unpacking tho provisions
donated by the merchants to the needy
families of the city. About 800 families
will be supplied. The storeroom where
the goods were prepared for distribution
is on the corner of "Lock- up' alley and
Second street south. The plan of dis
tribution is as follows: Every family
will receive a bushel basket, which
contains a sack of flour, several
pounds of meat and loaves of bread,
and an assortment of butter, oysters,
sugar, fish, fruit, coffee, vegetables and
miscellaneous groceries. Mayor Eustis
and Secretary. Mauuix will be on hand
this morning to superintend the distri
bution. About thirty wagons will be
furnished by the merchants to carry the
stuff. The contributions received yes
terday were as follows:
-forge 11. Newell & Co., one case
coffee, one barrel rice, three sacks
sugar; Swift Bros., one carcass beef;
Winston, Farrington & Co.. one case
coffee, two cases rolled oats, two cases
oatmeal, four cases cracked wheat; J.
C. Johnson & Co., two cases whealall;
Dunham & Eastman, ten pails pre
serves, ten boxes fish, eighty pounds
tea; Wyman, Patridge & Co.', one box
mixed merchandise; C. A. Smith Lum
ber Company, twenty -live loads of
wood: J. B. Bassett & Co., five loads
wood; 11. C. Akeley & Co., ten loads
wood; Dunbar Syrup company, four
dozen boxes syrup; Carter, Bettenberg
Hanline company, box millinery; Min
nesota Packing company. 100 chickens;
Beebee & Co., twenty-five pounds
chickens; Levi Longfellow & Co , sixty
pounds butter; J. B. llyberg, one-half
beef; Theodore Hays, 500 loaves bread;
Gootwarth & Drew, one-half beef.
The following firms have contributed
sacks of flour:
Phoenix Mill company, IC; Minneapo
lis Flour Manufacturing company, 59:
Pillsbury-Washburn company, 200;
Washburn-Crosby company, 254; Bar
ber &Son, 92: Humboldt, 25; Consoli
dated. 150; Minneapolis Manufacturing
company, 50; Phoenix, 10.
The Shevlin-Carpenter Lumber com
pany has donated 100 loads of wood, and
several other lumber firms have follow
ed their example.
The- Minnesota Loan & Trust Co.
Allow five per cent interest on six
months' deposits.
THE COMMERCIAL CLUB.
Prospectus Issued by President
Calderwood.
J. F. Calderwood, of the Commercial
club, has issued an interesting pros
pectus of the work outlined for the or
ganization, in which he says:
"The paramount aim of the Minneap
olis Commercial and Athletic club is to
better unite, harmonize and bring into
close social relations the progressive
men of Minneapolis— of all vocations—
to foster and encourage those varied
interests that have given our city her
industrial, political, commercial, social
aud numerical supremacy. While the
business men's union, the jobbers and
manufacturers' association, the board
of trade, the chamber ot commerce, the
Minneapolis Real Estate board, and
kindred organizations, have been and
still are an incentive to a united, har
monious and determined effort that has
made possible the magnificent conquests
of Minneapolis, yet there is a great and
growing demand for a business man's
club, which shall unite all the young
men of our city and bring about a closer
friendly acquaintance, and through so
cial intercourse encourage a loyalty to
and greater desire to promote the in
dustrial interests of our city."
The officers of the club are as follows:
J. F. Calderwood, president; C. H.
Maxey, first vice president; Walter
Gregory, second vice president; C. W.
Gardner, secretary; W. M. Wright,
treasurer; directors, George 11. Newell,
F. li. Semple; C. W. Gardner, VV. G.
Byron, W. U. Kendell, W. J. Not., F.
Hubacheck', A. L. Belknap, Samuel
Carpenter, H. VV. Young, J. F. Calder
wood, Clarkson Liudley, William Hop
kins, C. M. Harrington. Walter Gregory,
Lucian Swift Jr., Frank Hopwood, W.
F. Ustich, P. B. Foroes, C. H. Maxey.
TOO PRECIPITATE.
Those Replevining Creditors of
A. E. Horton.
The Horton assignment was before
Judge Smith yesterday. After hearing
arguments on behalf of the receiver and
some of the parties who brought re
plevin suits and seized a lot of the fur
niture while the assiguee had charge.
Judge Smith decided that, while the
parties bringing these replevin suits
had not gone far enough to be guilty of
actual contempt of court, they were
guilty of technical contempt. Judge
Smith said that if the law intended
what the attorneys for the replevining
creditors claimed for it, whenever there
was an assignment people might bring
replevin actions until there was nothing
left for the receiver to distribute among
the creditors. These parties had brought
suit against the assignee without con
sent of the court, which could not be
done unless the wrong complained of
were that of the assignee. Judge Smith
therefore reversed the order of the jus
tice's court.
Fewer Out on Bail.
Walter Fewer, the young man who
stabbed Police Sergeant Gustavson
Wednesday night, was arraigned in the
municipal court yestejday and his bail
fixed at £2,500, in view of the fact that
the sergeant will probably recover from
his wound. Matt Walsh' and Thomas
McCarron signed the bond, and Fewer
was released trom custody.
.* T AFTER THE HUNT.
A report from Anoka county says the wolves
were killing sheep.
They are howling so at night time that the
• " farmers could not sleep.
So they organized a company lo drive the
varmints out.
And they lett the city early, with a hurrah
and a shout.
They were led by a valiant soldier— a brave
captain, one Odell —
Who said, "When we get back to town we'll
have lots of wolves to sell."
They were a jolly party— some four hundred,
x more or less
But they didn't catch wolves enough to
make a decent mess.
They wore red flannel on their hats like little
Riding Hood;
They climbed the barb wire fences and they
scattered through the wood.
Everything that they rounded up after hunt
ing all the day,
A reporter for the Journal rounded up a lit
tle jay.
They tuseled with the snow drifts from
morning until night.
Climbed over logs and waded swamps and
not a wolf in sight.
They expected to collect a fee, for every
wolf a bounty.
Then they could feed all the poor of this and
joining county.
Some one made a great mistake, no one
wants to tell, or
Each one claims it wasn't him, but was the
other feller.
The sun went down and night came on, they
could not see to roam,
With loaded guns and empty flasks they
started for their home.
They arrived In town about worn O'lt, which
none of them deny.
But wet from head to foot outside, their in
sides full of rye. •
If you could find a man that went, I think,
that it would pay
To put him in the museum and show him
. for a jay, '■■-Ce.o.
THE JURY DISAGREED.
COLUMBIA MILL COMPANY STILL OUT
v NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
?-*: ?"
TEN TO TWO FOB THE BANK.
All but Two of the Jury Thought
> That the Bank of Commerce
Should Not Be Held Liable for
the Money Leo Heilpern Stole
— Jury Out Twenty - Seven
Hours.
After being out twenty seven hours,
the jury in the suit of the Columbia Mill
company against the National Bank of
Commerce .entered the court room at
5:30 p. 111. yesterday, ana. announced
that they could not agree. Judge Canty
expressed regret at the result, inasmuch
as the case has been tried twice before/
and it was hoped it would finally be set
tled. The court then discharged the jury.
The result is a practical victory for
the bank, as the jury stood 10 to 2 in its
favor. On the first ballot day before
yesterday the vote was 7 to 5 in favor of
the bank. Three of the five came over
to the defendant yesterday morning,
but the other two stood out to the last.
The eviileice showed that the Colum
bia Mill company did business in a very
loose manner, as shown by the fact
that Leo Ileilpern couid stamp- the
wrong indorsement on the back of a
check and get it cashed. But it also
appeared that the bank reposed implicit
confidence in the mill company and for
several years had been cashing these
checks, Ileilpern had presented the
checks in person only a few times. The
amount sued for was $9,000.
The two jurors who held out insisted
that the bank ought to be compelled to
mane good the amounts stolen by ileilp
ern, as a penalty for transacting busi
ness In such a careless way. al
though it was shown that other
banks had cashed : checks indorsed
in the same way. The two jurors re
fused to budge an inch, and said they
would not give' in if they had to remain
in the jury room over Christmas. The
argument of the other ten jurors was
that the bank cashed the checks in good
faith, and the fact that they had been
doing business with the Columbia Mill
company in this manner for four or live
years, gave them an implied or apparent
authority to continue business in the
same way.
The peculations of Mr. Ileilpern have
caused more litigation than the amount
he stole would pay for. It required two
or three trials to land him iv Stillwater,
and this was the third trial of the civil
suit. The first resulted in a disagree
ment of the jury, and the secoud gave
a verdict for the plaintiff, but the de
fendant was awarded a new trial on
erors of law in the judge's charge.
BOLD PICKPOCKETS.
They Rob a Man on an inter
urban Car. . •;?
J. B. Chase, of 301 Sturgess street, St. ,
Paul, reported to the police yesterday
that he was robbed of $120 on au inter
urban car. Mr. Chase says he drew
$140 from .': the First National
bank, put the money in his vest
pocket and hoarded the car at First ave
nue south and Washington. Three men
jumped on just ahead of him, crowded
him back onto the platform, jostled him
around and then, jumped off the r
car. Mr. Chase then put his hand,
in his vest pocket and found*
nothing but a 320 bill there. The con
ductor told him that the three men who
had just left the car had probably taken*
the money; Mr. Chase got off the
car, but, unable. to find the men, re
ported his loss to the police. He was*
unable to describe the pickpockets. Mr.
Chase was employed in one of the lum
ber yards here during the past few
months, and the money was all he had
take care of himself aud family for the
rest of the winter.
A SALESMAN ARRESTED.
Charged With Embezzling Eight
Hundred Dollars.
Alvin B. Margraff, a salesman em
ployed by B. Eisele, a cigarmaker at
1029 Washington avenue north, was ar
rested yesterday on a charge of embez
zlement. He is accused of converting to
his own use, during the past six months,
$800 received by, him from dealers to
whom he sold cigars. Henry Eisele. the
complainant, says that Margraff's plan
was to sell goods to small retail dealers
for cash and charge them to well
known firms who kept running ac
counts with Eisele. Margraff is twenty
four years old and unmarried. He was
taken to the county jail to await his
examination in the municipal court,
which is set for Friday.
The Pai U's Are All Right.
The members of the Psi U chapter at
the university deny that the chapter is
in debt, as published in an eveuing pa
per. They say that the chapter does
not owe a cent. The alumni members
of the fraternity still owe something on
their building, but the debt is in good
hands and will be well taken care of.
Rival fraternities are credited with
starting the story.
Debut of Master Anderson.
The debut of Master Johnnie Ander
son, the boy soprano, will, of course, be
the most notable feature of the fourth
symphony concert by the Danz orchestra
at Ilarmonia hall this afternoon, but the
programme, aside from that, seems to be
an unusually strong one.
MADE HIMSELF USEFUL.
Ought to Have Known He Was
Washing the Wrong Boy.
New York Herald.
He was a traveling salesman who
spent most of his time upon the road,
far from his loved wife and children.
For the benefit of the latter he had
placed his family in a neat little cottage
with a nice yard, and located in the
suburbs above the bridge, where life is
not so crowded as it is in the city. -
Being an affectionate husband and
father, and finding himself in an ad
joining town on aJSaturday morning, he
resolved to take advantage of the op
portunity to pass Sunday by his own
hearthstone and in the _ bosom of his
own family. He would also give his
wife a pleasant surprise.
Arriving at the cottage he found the
door locked and no one at home. "She
is out marketing for Sunday," he said,
and, effecting an entrance, proceeded to
make himself at home. He went out on
the front porch and was greatly pleased
to see his youngest child, a baby in
arms when he had last seen it, toddling
around the yard. He wondered what
he could do to amuse it, and suddenly
remembered that his wife always gave
the children p bath before putting them
In bed. He would bathe this one so as
to give her more time to talk with him.
He very Jbon had the baby in the
bath tub, and, despite its appeals for
••mamma" and "papa," had it well
lathered and thoroughly scrubbed.
While drying the child his wife entered
the room.
"Oh, * Frank I" she cried. "How did
you get home? I ath so glac^"
"I thought I'd surprise you, dear,"
and he released her from lUs embrace
and pointed proudly at his work.
"But what are you doing?" she asked,
as she picked up the naked and shiver
ing infant.
"I washed the child so we could have
more time together,!? he replied.
"Bijt this is not our child, Frank"; it
belongs to our nekt door neighbor."
Frank returned the borrowed infant
and apologized, but he "Will get some
one to introduce him the next time he
comes home* *._ - c :• Xv
HIS BUSY MAY. ;
An Illustration ortbe Possible Xx- j
An Illustration of the Possible Xx- I
..... pense of Discourtesy. j
Detroit Free Press
"This is room 42. isn't it?" he"' asked" :
tfs he stood in the doorway of "an office j
in a Griswold street buildinir the other !
forenoon.
"Yes, sir," replied the occupant,
"but I don't want no coal brought up." !
"_*.o, 1 suppose not. You have, oc- |
cupied this office for ihe last* three.*!
years,. haven't jou?"
"Yes. but I'm very busy just now."
51 "1 see you are! bo' in. I. Do you re- j
member of my calling here about three \
years ago?"
--"No, sir. The man in room 28 always I
makes a point of assisting the unfortu
nate." . . ., . .
"Does he? • Good man ! Don't remem
ber, me, eh? 1 presume 1 have ciiiiiisreil
considerably in three years. l).*n't you
remember of my saying to you that i
had"—
.j "They coma here with their tales of
woe a dozen times a day," interrupted
the other, "and I can't be expected to
keep track of each particular liar. Go
to room 28."
"But I was recommended to come to
you," protested the old man. "They
said you were honest and a hustler, and
that you would be glad to" —
■•llau_r it, man, can't you take a hint
without a kick! Didn't 1 say I was
bnsv?"
" You did. but I th night if you heard
the case you might conclude to spare
me ten minutes of your valuable time."
"Not a minute. Whoever sent you to
mo is a liar! Goto room 28 and work
your chin there!"
"Wall, I guess I will; but it seems to
me that a business man should*' —
"Go on!" yelled the man with his
heels on the table, and the old man
moved slowly down the hall.
Two hours later the man in room 42
met the man in room 28, and smiled
and chuckled and asked:
"Well, did you send that old coon to
his dying wife in Toledo?"
"What, the old man who was in about
ten o'clock?" v-
"Oh, he didn't want to go anywhere.
That was old Blank, who owns.
bait of Dearborn, and he called to put
his property in some one's hands for
sale. There is about $370,000 worth,
and 1 get my regular commission and a
per cent besides. He said some one
sent him to me, and I'll be hanged if I
don't want to meet the chap and pour
out my thanks. What's the matter?
Got a touch of prostration? Better go
and see a doctor, you are looking clean
broke up!"
COSTLY OZONE.
An Attempt Being Made to Make
It of Practical Benefit.
Pittsburg Dispatch.
The production of ozone has hitherto
been so expensive as to greatly limit
the use of this most valuable deodo
rizer. Au attempt is now being made in
London to pioduce ozone, on such a
scale that it will be available for innu
merable hygienic and commercial pur
poses. SB9sj,"
The apparatus used is electrical, the
ozonizer consisting of a number of ser
rated strips formed up into grids, and
separated from each other by plates of
glass. On connecting these grids with
opposite terminals of a high potential
alternating current, what is called a
"brush discharge" takes- place on the
grass from the points of the serrations,
and the characteristic smell of ozone is
quickly apparent. *-7:'.
--. To make the ozone in still greater
volume a large number of these plates
are so arranged in a suitable case that
pm.!.....!...!..H!...H..^
H j"**^ |"^ |^ » W esssssesssssssssssssssesssssssssssesssssss 55
1 Ur%.. KAY. ! good for $1.00. ||
SEE . --f^^^^^fev. 5 Until Feb. Ist this will be good for one dollar ju 3
£ _, r^^^L^Wf 5 in part payment for dental work amounting to S 3
§£ M/^^^^^Sa^ CI/ fiAV/^^^i «»«s«»^s»«s^^«s«s«««s«ss»s_ses«««s 3
£ IBS W^^^^^^yMJNG^JCV^'' tC^^M Wetake this means of advertising- our work to 3
S£ Ifi/B _f^^^fc2^^^_/AfC^_AW'4_^l^^^ We take this means of advertising- our work to =S
S^ Mmm W^^^^^^^^mMS^^^^M. convince the public that at our low prices we do the 3
_P= Wll'W'llm best and most serviceable dental work in the North- 3
SEE lE f/i ml lIWiMMh- If/////, l!lu!7^==^^'^----^^mm%''' < : ' west - No extra charge for PAINLESS EX- =3
i WWyW^iiii^^^^^^m'^^m TRAOTING where you have best teeth. & * 3
£ Wl IB ° pCn SundayS ° m 10 to 3 specially for those 3
1= X» ' IW9^^^^^§W^^^^ who cannot spare the time during the week. Easy 3
£ N« JKJ payments for those of limited means. 3
gs; IM Satisfaction guaranteed. 3
I 9 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis. |
when the discharge is established a
current ot air is passed through the ap
paratus, wheuce it emerges heavily
charged with ozone. Before the air is
passed into the ozonizer It is filtered,
cooled and dried, so that its purity is
insured. One of the industries into
which this commercially produced
ozoue is likely to be introduced is the
bleaching of paper pulp. It is stated
that this process can thus be reduced
in cost by three-eighths to one-half of
what it now entails.
It is also suggested to use the ozonizer
in the preparation of oils for painting,
the same result as to drying properties
being obtained as by boiling the oil,
with the added advantage of great Im
provement in its clearness and color. In
one branch of the wine and spirit trade
the ozonizer is sure to be widely used.
When subjected to the action of the
ozone raw spirits or new wines acquire
in a few hours the same mellowness
and bouquet as if they had been kept in
the cellar for years. In the bleaching
of sugar and the oxidizing of varnishes
ozone will prove of special service.
\ Another use of ozone is the removal
of tannin from tea, aud a company has
been formed for operating the process.
As a disinfectant, ozone will have be
fore it a specially wide field of useful
ness, as a gaseous disinfectant, which
has not the unpleasantness of sulphur
ous acid and chlorine, is still wanting.
Ozonized air will kill bacteria, and the
number of bacteria io the air of a room
can be appreciably diminished by work
ing an ozonizer. The statistics quoted
by Mr. Andreoll, the inventor of the
new method of producing ozone elec
trically, as to the relations between the
quantity of so-called ozone in the air,
and the prevalence of cholera, are
worth careful consideration in this con
nection. ■■_:' .]■.■*-"
__■_■ ■
A TOWEL SHAMPOO.
Oh, How Delightful It Is to Take
Off the jammer!
The time is at hand when the hot
towel will be universal, for the simple
reason that it is a delightful and most
>' refreshing process if properly done.
Not many of the barbers.- understand
the affair. To be done properly, - not
one towel alone, nor two, Should be ap
plied, but at least hair a dozen, com
pletely covering the face with: the j
steaming cloth, each towel being re
placed as it becomes cool with another I
fresh from- the hot» water faucet. 1 A
dreamy languor creeDs over the senses.
On the hottest day 16 Summer, as will
WILL BE CONTINUED
UNTIL JANUARY Ist
To enable all to participate in the biggest discount on Pianos in the history of
the business. 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. REMEMBER, you are getting the finest Pianos made for
Just Think What This Means:
A $250 Piano for - $125
A $350 Piano for - - $175
A $600 Piano for - $300
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 Minne
apolis or St. Paul. This bargain sale will positively close in 7
days, as advertised.
DON'T MISS IT.
Century Building, flinneapolis.
as the coolest day in winter, one goe s
forth feeling much better for his steam
ing. The philosophy of this new ad
aptatiou is this: The hot towel draws
the blocd away from the brain to the
face, making in summer the skin much
warmer than the air, which, when the
towel is withdrawn, strikes the skin
cool and refreshing.
in winter the blood offers the same
resistance to the cold as if it were
heated by exercise, and the unpleasant
chapping of the skin which something
follows the old-fashion shave is obviated,
The steam also removes the oil which
exudes from the skin and leaveathe
complexion clear and fresh; therefore a
p erson feels better, thinks better, talks
better and works better after "the towe
shave." .'"!.."• ;,' >
DOCTOR '-V'
251. 253 and 255 Nicollet Aye.,
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.
The oldest and Only reliable medical office of Its kind in
the city, as will be proved by consulting old files of the
daily pre?'?. Regularly graduated and legally qualified!
long engaged in Chronic, Nervous and Skin Diseases. A
friendly talk cc.s,s nothing. If inconvenient to visit the
city for treatment, medicine sent by mail or express, free
from observation. Curable ease* guaranteed. If doubt
exists we say so. Hours— lo to 12 a. m., 2to l and 7to 8
p. m.; Sundays, 10 to 12 a. m. If yon cannot come, state
case by mail. Special Parlor for Ladles.
Nervous Debility, _ra i^ ra rs"s.
Decay, arising from indications, Excess, Indulgence^ or
Exposure, producing some of the following effects: Ner
vousness, Debility, Dimness of Sight, Self -Distrust, Defec
tive Memory, Pimples on the Face, Aversion to Society,
Loss of Ambition, Unfitness to Marry, Melancholy, Dyspep
sia, Stunted Development, Loss of Power, Pains in the
hick, *tc, are tftated with success, Safely, Privately,
Speedily. Unnatural discharges cured
Permanently. „,-._, . A,
Blood, Skin and Venereal Diseases, __,$
affecting Body, Not*, Throat, Skin and Bones, Blotches,
Eruptions, Acne, Eyaoia, Old Sores, Ulcers, Painful Swel
lings, from whatever cause, positively and forever driven
; from the system by means of Safe, Time-tested Remedies,
Stiff and Swollen Joints and Rheumatism, the result of
Blood Poison, surely Cured. KIDNEY AND URIN
ARY Complaints, Painful, Difficult, too Frequent or
! Bloody Urine, Gonorrhoea and Stricture promptly cured.
IT A DDU Throat, Nose, Lung Disease.. Consumption,
I I All nil Asthma, Bronchitis and Epilepsy; Constitu
tional and acquired Weaknesses of Both Sexes treated Suc
cessfully by entirely Sew and Rapid Methods. It is self
evident that a physician paying particiilar attention to a
. dais 41 cases attains great skill. Every known implica
tion is resorted to and the proved good remedies of all
ages and countries are used. So Experiment » are Made.
On account of the grin niitnlier Of «as<& -applying the
charges arekeptjow; often lower than otneTS. Skill and
perfect cures Are Important. . Call or write. Symptom
Hit and pamhpfet free by mall. Jhe Doctor has success
fully treated and cured thousands of easfijHg this cjjy and
•fie Northwest. All consultation^, eitlMr Byfliail fcrbal,
ci retarded a. strictly confidential and ate feivea {meet
_ W DR. BftINLBY, Minneapolis, Minn.
- — - •- '. -"•*.- -
We carry a CI/IC Snowshoes, Toboggans, CI/ATPC Leggings,
full line of *-?IVI_J, Moccasins, OIVrtIEO, Etc.
• . . . GUNS, RIFLES, REVOLVERS, ETC. . . .
GUN REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
SPALDING'S 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.
Health Is Wealth. pSS R. H. Hegener„^ss_
207 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn.
En. B. C. Will's Nerve axd Br.Ai_.T-.si-i
HEM 1 , agliarau^eti specific lorHvit-riQ Ui_ .Vr r ' Z^^^SSS^C.S?**®^*'
jjiness, Convulsions. Pits. Nervous Neuralgia Me t?^^i^iil^S^<§^^L'
Headache. Nervous Prostration caused by tho h- ** •■■ <_) Y-9fe
use of alcohol or tobacco, Wakefulness, ilea- ''"<£&& ' II -'-'-""" \M^9___W
lai Depression, Softening of the Brain re- TgSr*--,, __m^~_f& -V'-feNSv
suiting In .auity and leading to misery, de- "f •"imfißyl " _ yxsg_.
Cay and death. Premature Old Age, Barren
ness, Lots of Power la either sex,lnvo'uS- Dealers in Razors, Shears. IXL Pocket
tary Losses ana -spermatorrhoea, caused by Knives, English Carver... Barbers' Supplies
overexertion oi the brain, selt-ab Use oj: over- and a full line of Toilet Articles. Shears and
indulgence. Kftoh box contains one month's Clippers ground. Skates sharpened, lDc
treatment. Sl a box, or six boxes for j}'\
sent by mall prepaid. We guarantee six
botes to cul* any case. With each order for
six boxes, accompanied with Z\ we send th.3 - »
purchaser otir written guarantee to refund
Ibe money it it does not effect a cure. Guar
antees lssufedoaly by W. K. Collier, successor nil TO — Br. H. Waite, Specialist, nine
-10 Hippler* Collier, druggists, Seventh and r|Lfcd. teen years in Minneapolis. Why
ilbley sts., St Paul. Minn. ■ * ■"*•*" suffer when cure fa mi d and cer
________________^_____ wm ___ m ______________ mt tain? Ask hundreds of leading citizens of
■ ! ' < St. Paul, Minneapolis and the Northwest as
-_ to treatment and cure. Pamphlet free. 121!)
'-■A . '■-'■ Hawthorne avenue, Minneapolis.
JAS- F. WILLIAMSON
COUNSELOR AND SOLICITOR. *- ;
Two years as an examiner in tha TJ. 3
Patent Office. Five years' practioe. nib - . ~ . tit-. r»r ««« ..rry, at ._ i, n ,_,
881 Guaranty Loan Building Mlnneapoli. A SAFE PLACE T a?l dem^T
._._,_„___.._, _«____.__ __„, .-"'—- to invest savings
- Money to loan on city and town property.
Write or callfor references and particulars.
Pf) PI I 1 A D li/ A MTC Minnesota Saving Fan d&lnvesfm't G).
IU I U Lit 3 I if fill lOi HO Temple Court, Minneapolis, Minn.

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