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COMPTROLLER AM'CARDY GIVES
AN EXHIBITION OF OFFICIAL
":.:<r s i. DIGNITY
CLERK MORTON'S WISDOM
DISPLEASED THE MAN WHO
SAYS rHERE'S NO MONEY FOR
VERY INTERESTING SESSION
Of the l'arUer Investigating Com
mittee The Fire Department
Shows I'll Well-
City Comptroller McCardy regaled
the Parker investigating committee
yesterday with another installment
of his charter lore. Again he read
extracts from that retrenching in
strument to support his literal con
struction thereof that the city of
St. Paul is not legally bound to pay
the unpaid arrearages of any depart
ment after the expiration of the
year in which the arrearages oc
curred. Clerk Morton, of the police
department, was on hand to state
the other side of the case, and fur
nish such facts as the comptroller
might overlook. Toward Mr. Mor
ton. Comptroller McCardy main
tained the stiffest kind of an atti
tude. He looked over Mr. Morton,
beyond him and on all sides of him,
but never at him. Mr. Morton asked
the comptroller some pertinent ques
tions, but Mr. McCardy could not
hear him. though Mr. Morton's words
were quite audible. It was a splendid
manifestation of official dignity.
The investigation of the matter
of unpaid salaries did not bring the
committee any nearer to a solution
of the problem. It resulted only in
the conclusion that the language of
the charter on this point is blind
and that it will require a decision of
the court to determine the proper
construction of it.
At the opening of the session, Clerk
Morton was about to testify, when
Comptroller McCardy appeared. In
asmuch as he was obliged to leave
at 4 o'clock, the committee permit
ted the comptroller to resume where
he had left off the previous day. Mr.
McCardy proceeded at once to cor
rect the impression resulting from his
statement made Tuesday, that he
closed his books at the end- of each
year and paid no more bills incurred
that year. He read from his printed
annual report for 1594 a statement
showing that bills of the police de
partment incurred in. 1593 had been
paid in 1894.
Col. Clough inquired whether these
bills were paid out of the balance of
the 1893 fund or from moneys credit
ed to the fund in 1594. Mr. Mc-
Cardy was obliged to admit that the
bills were paid out of the 1594 fund,
as there was not a sufficient balance
of the 1893 fund to pay the bills.
At this juncture Clerk Morton man
aged to get in an interesting statement,
though Comptroller McCardy seemed
oblivious to the sound of his voice.
"The comptroller seems to have
changed his position materially," Bald
Mr. Morton. "In March, 1894, shortly
before election, Mr. McCardy told sev
eral members of the police department
that he had on hand $13 and; some cents
which would apply to the payment of
the salaries due them for November,
1593, but that he thought it best to
wait until the entire amount could be
paid at once."
Gen. Sanborn then called attention to
section 10. page 70 of the charter, which
Mr. McCardy quoted the day before,
and which forbids any city officer or
board to create any additional indebt
edness beyond the 80 per cent charter
limit, save as the remaining 20 per cent
is collected. Gen. Sanborn reiterated
his opinion that the courts would con
strue the section as the legislature In
tended that is, that the taxes levied
for any particular year should be ap
plicable when collected to the payment
of all arrearages for that year, due
Col. Clough said that he had read sec
tions 5 and/ 10, as printed in the G 1 ob c
yesterday, very carefully and that he
had come to the conclusion that It was
the Intention of the legislature that no
absolute liability should be Incurred
beyond the 80 per cent limit and no con
tingent liability beyond the remaining
20 per cent, conditioned, of course, upon
its being collected. In Col. Clough's
opinion It would be necessary for the
policemen, in case they should sue the
city for their unpaid salaries for 1893
and 1894, to prove that the taxes levied
for those years had been actually col
lected in sufficient amount^to pay the
unpaid salaries, after the redemption
of the tax levy certificates and the
proper distribution of the balance
among the various department funds.
Mr. McCardy proceeded with his read
ing of the charter. He quoted section
3 of the "treasury act," which provides
that only such amount as Is allowed
the police department, fire department
and city officers' salary fund shall be
placed in the tax estimate for these
departments. Mr. McCardy then quoted
the section of the charter which limits
the expenditure of the police depart
ment to $155,000 a year. ■
Clerk Morton was then afforded an
opportunity. He said that another
I practice that would show the false po
sition of the comptroller was that the
tax levy in 1893 for the police depart**
ment was 1.41 mills. In 1894 the levy
for the police department was 1.36 mills
and In 1895 the levy was 1.20 mills. Mr.
McCardy stated that after paying the
certificates of indebtedness issued lji
any one year in anticipation of the
levy, the balance of tax receipts was
credited to the various funds, on the
basis of the tax levy for that particular
year. Mr. Morton made the point that
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highest Honors— World's Fair,
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£ pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
Vom Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant,
40 YEARS THE STANDARD.
the levy was higher for the police de
partment in 1893 than in 1595. Conse
quently If Mr. McCardy's: construction
of the charter was" correct, when the
taxes come In, they would be distrib
uted, not.on the baste of the tux levy
for which" they were levied, but on the
basis of the tax levy for the year In
which they were collected.' . ' :; ' '
Col. Clough— Then the comptroller
lightens the burdens of the tax payers
at the expense of the police depart
ment. ' :.ZA . . .'•_■ .-. :.
SAME BUT DIFFERENT.
Mr. Morton also called the attention
of the committee to the statement of
the comptroller to the effect that in
stead of apportioning for instance $3,000
a year of delinquent taxes to any fund,
it would be the same thing if. at the
end of five years, he" credited' $25,000 to .
th particular fund. Mr. Morton ex
plain a that the charter limit of police
expenditures for any one year was
$185,000. That being the case, Mr. Mor
ton said that the $25,000 so credited at.
the end of live years under Mr. McCar
dy's present ruling, would not secure
to the employes of the police depart
ment their unpaid salaries.
Capt. Castle remarked at this junc
ture, "But the money could be put
in the city treasury, couldn't It?"
" Mr. Morton replied: "Yes, but how
would that pay the salaries due us?"
rapt. Castle's only response -was:
"The young man seems to think it a
crime to save the tax payer's money,"
whereupon Chief Clark, turning tow
ards Capt. Castle, retorted, with con
siderable Indignation: .
"Of course it's no crime to beat the
policemen out of their salaries'."
Mr Parker said that the city was
obliged to pay the police their salaries
if the money came in.
Col. Clough— They will ultimately get
their salaries. " •
Mr. Morton called attention to the .
fact that there are 181 men on the po
lice department and 52 city officers and .
employes on the city officers' pay
roll". The latter received twelve
months' salary, while the policemen re
ceived only eleven months'. Naturally . j
the police" wonder why it - is. - Mr.
Morton explained to the committee how
the comptroller had credited tax col
lections to the city officers* salary
fund in 1895, when he had made, no levy
for that fund in 1894.. Consequently
the police felt that the bookkeeper of
the city was imposing upon them.
This closed the testimony, upon the
matter of the unpaid salaries.
Mr. Lewis brought up the question
of the regulation of the number, of
men to be employed on the police
force Reference to the charter show
ed that it was the duty of the council
to regulate the number of patrolmen
to be employed. Aid. Markham sug
gested it would be well to dispense
with some of the supernumeraries now
in the employ of the department, in
cluding some of the drivers and bail
iffs of the municipal court, and spend
the money in hiring able-bodied pa
trolmen In their places. "This city,"
added Aid. Markham, "is not a char
The committee then proceeded to
investigate the affairs of the fire de
partment. All the members of the fire
board and Chief Jackson were present, j
Commissioner Prendergast, vice presi
dent of the board, submitted the pay
roll of the department, showing the
total pay roll for a year to be $201,
--771.26. The amount placed on the tax
estimate for the department is $215,
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The advisability of combining the fire
alarm telegraph and police telegraph,
was dii.cussed. Chief Jackson was of
the opinion that the consolidation of
both systems of wires would be Im
practicable, as they would interfere
with each other. Fire Commissioner
Clark said that both systems could
easily be placed under one superin
tendent. The total expense of the fire
alarm telegraph service, including line
men, amounted to something over $6,000
A statement was submitted showing
the average cost per man of tlie fire
departments of St. Paul, Minneapolis, -
Milwaukee, Chicago, Cincinnati and
Kansas City. By "cost per man" ii 3
meant the entire expense of the de
partment divided by the number of
men. The table, which showed the cost
of the St. Paul department to be the
least of the six cities, is as follows: ..
Chicago, $13.81 per man per year;
Cincinnati, $13.61;' Milwaukee, $13.21;
Minneapolis, $11.11; Kansas City, $10.71;
St Paul, $10.53. . . "
A report showing the number of runs
made by each engine company during
the year 1894 was also furnished.
In reply to Mr. Parker, Commission
er Prendergast said that the -fire de
partment would not exhaust its appro
priation this year, and would proba
bly come out with a surplus of $4,000
to its credit.
Col. Clough expressed the opinion
that a fireman's job was not an ardu
ous one, as during the greater portion
of the time he was not obliged to put
forth any effort. In view of this, Col.
Clough surmised that the job was ea
gerly sought for, which fact would
regulate the market price of a fireman.
He sal 4 that he did not assume that
firemen were necessarily superior in
point of courage and ability to i other
laboring men. For instance, a brake
man on a railroad was called upon to
do work requiring courage and dexter
ity. It was Col. Clough's opinion that
a captain receiving $87 a month at I the
present tiihe was getting a larger sal
ary than he could earn in any private
business. . .:A7-'.~
Commissioner Hughson explained to
the committee how the fire board had
reduced expenses in 1893 arid 1894, In or
der to meet the deficit in the fire de
partment fund. The commissioner re
lated how the board called the captains
and lieutenants together last winter
and induced the men to agree to sign'
a release for any portion of their sal
aries for November, 1895, that the de
partment might be unable to pay them.
Commissioner Hughson then informed
the committee that the department
WAS IN GREAT NEED
Of fliree more engines in order to af
ford sufficient protection to property.
'the department was therefore curtail
ing its expenses In order, if possible,
to save enough money to purchase this
additional equipment Commissioner
Hughson was frank to say that he
thought the salaries could be graded
so as to save from $9,000 to $10,000 a
Mr. Parker suggested that If the po
lice department was managed by a
commission as efficient as the fire
board, it would prove advantageous to
Commissioner Hughson said that the
$re department wanted to go on record,
to the effect that while they believed
that a certain reduction of salaries
could be made, they did not want to
be made a target of until the other de
partments showed a disposition to re
duce their expenses.
The committee unanimously Indorsed
this sentiment, and then adjourned.
This afternoon the board of public
works and the city engineer's depart
ment are scheduled for examination.and
the committee extends an urgent invi
tation to all citizens Interested in the
workings of these department's of mu
nicipal government to attend the meet
ing and enlighten the committee if they
are in a position to do so. , -
Returning the Visit. A. ~-
Duluth's city fathers have responded
to the Invitation of the St. Paul com
mon council to visit this .city. City
Clerk Jensen received a letter from
City Clerk Richardson, of Duluth, yes
terday announcing that the Duluth
council and officials would arrive in
St. Paul on Friday, Nov. 22, and re
main "over until Sunday night. Ar
rangements will at once be made for
their reception and entertainment.
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THIS SAINT PAXIL DAILY GLOBE: THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 14, 1895.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report ;
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DEATH GALLED flllT
DAVID KENNEDY PASSES AWAY
'X. AT ST. LUKE'S HOSPI- ,
IT WAS NOT UNEXPECTED.
HIS DEMISE THE RESULT OF A
MALADY CONTRACTED I.\
WHERE HE WAS A PRISONER.
Sketch of a Man Whose IliisincsH
; Career Was Honornlile and
David Kennedy, whose serious ill
ness at St. Luke's hospital was men
tioned in the Globe of Tuesday,
died at 10:30 a. m. yesterday. His
death was caused by a form of men
igitis resulting from a chronic in
testinal malady contracted while a
prisoner at Andersonville.
Mr. Kennedy was fifty-one years
old. He was never married and
leaves no relatives. His friends,
however, were many and devoted.
Of diffident disposition, he made
friends gradually and retained them.
His reputation as a business man
was without reproach, his private
life of exceptional purity.
Mr.Kennedy was born at Sidney.O.,
where, as a youth, he enlisted, dur
ing the second year of the war, in
the Twentieth Ohio volunteer in
fantry. Discharged after a year's
service he again enlisted in Com
pany G, Sixth Ohio cavalry, of which
he soon became first sergeant. Near
Richmond his company was taken
prisoners, and he, with others, was
sent to the dread prison of Anderson
ville. His captivity lasted six months.
Once he tried to escape, but was re
captured. He afterwards stated that
he probably owed his life to having
been given charge of a gang of the
prisoners, thus receiving special priv
Thirty years ago, at the conclusion
of the war, Mr. Kennedy came to St.
Paul, and was engaged by the firm of
C. J. Monfort & Co., then doing busi
ness in. the Rogers block, on Bridge
square. Here he remained nearly twen
ty years as head clerk. He next be
came a partner. in the firm of Kennedy
& Chittenden, doing a similar business.
The new firm was first established at
Fifth and Wabasha streets. About
three years later the firm sold its lease
to the Germania bank and removed to
a location on, the west side of Wabasha
between Third and Fourth streets.
Seven years ago, When Monfort Bros,
retired from business, Kennedy & Chit
tenden took -possession of the old stand
of Mr. Kennedy's former employers,
adjoining the Second National bank,
on: Bridge square. About a year ago
the bank changed its quarters, and the
grocery house moved Into the corner
thus vacated. Mr. Kennedy was long
an attendant at the old First Presby
terian church. He is a member of Ack
er post, G. A. R., and of the Elks. *
The funeral will take place at 2 p. m.
• tomorrow from Dampier's undertaking
rooms, 313 Wabasha street. The serv
ices will be conducted by a clergyman
not yet named, assisted by the local
lodge of Elks. The pall-bearers will
be designated later. Half of them will
be Elks and half members of Acker
post. The G. A. R. will take part In
the procession to Oakland, where they
will conduct the services at the grave.
Comrades of Acker post, as well as all
other old soldiers, are requested to
meet at Dampier's at 1:30 p. m.
HAS A SOCIAL TINGE.
Events in Society— Everts*'
A programme of such marked "excel
lence as that given by Miss Katharine
Jewett Everts at the residence of Hon.
and Mrs. A. B. Stlckney last night,
deserved a much larger audience than
that which greeted this talented young
artist. Yet despite the Inclemency of
the weather, over 150 persons filled the
spacious parlors of the Stlckney resi
dence and enjoyed one of the best lit
erary treats of the season. It was a
dramatic reading of unusual worth, in
which Miss Everts gave greater evi
dence than at any of her previous per
formances, of her. splendid abilities as
a dramatic reader. Her selection last
night was that difficult, yet beautiful
poem of George Eliot's, "The Spanish
Gypsy," so full of southern fire and
passion, and yet so stately and grand
In Its language. It is beautiful in its
conception, dealing on one hand with
the stately titled Duke Don Sllva, and
on the other with the wild, romantic
chief of the Zlnculas. It was a compo
sition worthy of Mi_e Everts' talents,
and In Its rendition she proved herself
equal to Its fullest exactions. Miss
Everts has a keen appreciation of an
author's meaning as she studies It and
in its reproduction. She has, too, the
dramatic ability, the voice and grace
ful gesture necessary to Impart its
deepest and widest meaning.
In presenting the different charac
ters in the poem, Miss Everts' transi
tions were natural and graceful, and
she presented most vividly the scenes
in which Spanish passion and gypsy
cunning vied with each other in strife
for love and power and right as George
Eliot has drawn them. In the presen
tation of her programme Miss Everts
had the artistic aid of Miss Strong, who
rendered In fine taste and execution a
piano solo, and also Sydney ' Farwell,
who sang one or two of Arthuf Far
The greatest musical event possibly,
that will ..take place this season will
be r one grand concert at the People's
church Wednesday evening, Nov. 27,'
to be given by the greatest living
prima donna, Madame Melba. She
will .be assisted A, by Scalchl, D'Au
bigne, Campanarl and Burmelster.
Ernst Perabo, the noted Boston pi
anist, whose coming to St. Paul to
night to give a recital under the au
spices of tho Schubert club Is an event
of much Importance to music lovers,
has recently been winning fresh lau
rels for himself in concerts given in
Boston and elsewhere, with the famous
Kneisel string quartette. The pro
gramme Mr. Perabo gives tonight is a
very varied one, and is entirely differ
ent from the one to be given in Min
neapolis on Saturday evening. The re
cital will be given at Howard, Farwell
& Co.'s music rooms on Fifth street,
and the programme is as follows:
Prelude — . Marcla ■ Fantastica
and Scherzo, from Suite in G
minor. Op. 31 ..Wold. Barglel
A Group of Transcriptions—
a. "The Secluded,'.' from Op. 9,
In F .". Lowe-Perabo
b. "Whither?" in G. From
"The Prettty Miller Maid,"
Op. 25 - .v.'. ...Schubert-Reinecke
c. "My Own," in D. From same—
"Non tamo plu" Tosti
-. Mr. D. F. Colville.
1. Prelude In C, from "The
Book 1 ......Bach
2. "For Ellse," Morceau, A mi
3. "Idyl," from "Three Stud
ies," Op. 6, in F Rhelnberger
4. Turkish march, from the
"Ruins of Athens," B flat.. Beethoven
5. Prelude in E flat minor,
from "The Well-tempered
Clavichord," Book 1 Bach
6. Barcarole in A flat, "To Be
Sung Upon the Water"—
"A Song of Faith" Chamlnade
- Mr. D. F. Colville. .
Sonate In B flat major, with
out Opus, written in 1828.... Schubert
a. Molto moderato,
b. Andante sostenuto,
c. Scherzo, -.
d. Finale: . Allegro vivace. -
The grand piano used Is a Chicker-
Ing. ; _ ." ' -A^ZIA^A^'.AZZ
Tne Sisters of St. Joseph have sent
out Invitations for a musical recital to
be given by the pupils of St. Agatha's
convent, 26 East Exchange street, on
Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. The
young ladles who will take part In the
entertainment are: Misses T. Elsen
menger, A. Bertossl, E. Pendergast, J.
■Kennedy, B. O'Brien, J. Govln, G.
Painter, M. Horrigan, assisted by
other members of the class.
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The Thursday Afternoon club will
meet in the House of Hope parlors
this afternoon at 3 o'clock. - Miss
Clark will preside. There will be an
entertaining paper on "Woman as a
Novelist," by Miss Ray Mason, to be
read by Miss Bertha Robins. After
the close of the club work tea will be
served. " *. 2 ■ > ■'■
The Ladles' Aid Society of the Ham- 1
line M. E. Church will meet at the
| home of Mrs. G. S. Innis, of Hewitt
avenue, this afternoon.
Mrs. Denis Follett gave an informal
j luncheon yesterday in her apartments -
In the Aberdeen in honor of Mrs. C. A.
Severance and Miss Glenny, of Buf
falo, N. Y. . ' - ' "----.
A luncheon was given by Miss Day
on Tuesday in honor of Miss Glenny,
Mrs. John Farrington is visiting In
Chicago. . ' ',
Cards have been received announcing,
the marriage of Robert Arrowsmlth.
and Miss Edith Wilton, to take place
I Thursday In New York. Mr. Arrow
| smith fprraerly lived In St. Paul. j_ r
D. A. Monfort Is in the East.'where
I he will join Mrs. Monfort fit Westches
i-to-r Pa. Both will return ln about ten.
I M. B Co mentor, of Summit avenue,
is *.n the Black Hills for a month.
< Lieut James H. Mcßae has been
called 3outt .he illness of his
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hardenburgh,
I of Central park, celebrated their mar
| riage anniversary Monday evening by
entertaining informally a number of
Mrs. W. R. Merriam and Miss Hill
sail on the 20th for St. Paul.
Miss White, of St. Peter street, is en
tertaining- Miss Hunt, of Fargo.
On Friday evening the Poverty Flat
men will give a dancing party for Miss
Mis. white ■""!'' '■"v. a luncheon for
Miss Mcl en, of Chicago, Friday.
MR. KELLOGG TO ACT.
Will Accept Place on the Board, of
| : Arbitration.
It was rumored yesterday that C. H.
Kellogg, of Kellogg, Johnson & Co.',
has reconsidered his decision declining
the position offered him by Gov.
Clough as a member of the state arbi
tration ; committee, and that he will
accept the position. As stated in the
Globe when the fact that the gov
ernor had decided to name Mr. Kel
logg, If he would accept the honor and
the work, the selection is regarded as a
good one.. Mr. Kellogg's standing as
a business man, a citizen and an em
ployer of labor is pointed out as Indi
cating him to be a man especially and
peculiarly fitted for the position. . _
If reports are true, Mr. Kellogg will
be officially named today, and when
the third member has been selected the
commission will be complete and ready
to proceed with its duties as defined
by the law under which the commis
sion is constituted.
BENEFIT ENTERTAINMENT. .
Programme for the Event at the
■ People's Clinrcli.
The programme for the entertain
ment to be given at the People's church
tomorrow night for the garment work
ers' union is as follows:
Song .:....... Perry B. Churchill
'Song, "Dear Heart" —
Mrs. Charles K. Harmon
Address ....." Col. Plummer.
Duett ...;... Francis and Kate Weilley
Song, "When the Old Clock v-
Strikes Ten" Julia Jordan
Press Woodruff— "Arkansaw Travel
Song, "The Monk".. Percy B. Churchill
Louise Hathaway Chryst, accompanist
Deatli of Frank Scliillo. -;
Frank Schilo, a resident of this city,
died at his home. No. 190 Rondo street,
yesterday. Mr. Schillo, who was thirty-
six years old, was raised in St. Paul, '
and has for the last twenty-four years 1
been in the employ of George J. Mltsch;
& Co., druggist/?, St. Peter and Seventh,
streets, having entered the firm's serv
ice as a young boy, and remained with:
them continuously up to the time of
his death. The funeral will take place
from the family residence Saturday jj
morning at 8:30. Services will be held
at the Assumption church at 9 o'clock.-
Another New Factory.
In another column of this morning's
issue will be found, displayed in large
type, the enterprise of Abramson &
Cree. They have just completed one
of the 'moot modern cracker factories
of the Northwest. Mr. 7 Abramson is '
a practical baker of wide experience,
while Mr. Cree has been for years city
salesman for the Berrisford factory.
Mr. Keylee, the factory superlntend
. ent, :is from Cleveland, 0., and Is an
expert ln his line. The new factory
gives employment to twenty-eight peo
ple, while twelve horses. and wagons
take care of the bread trade in the
city. The factory has a capacity of
150 boxes of - crackers per day, . and 50
boxes of sweet goods, In all varieties. "
Mr. Casserly, state Inspector of fac
tories, pronounces the new institution,
a model of : Its ' kind. A i; .
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(^ '• ■ ||| The best $15.00 Val=
■^flflv ties in Black and
II I 1 Blue Kersey Over
W 1 V coats ever offered
in this city exactly
describes the line of Kersey Over=
coats we are selling for $10.
The lines of Kersey Overcoats we are selling this
season at $15 and $20 we positively guarantee to
he as good values as you will find advertised else
where as bargains at $20 and $25. If we cannot
demonstrate this to your entire satisfaction we will
make you a present of an Overcoat.
M--l1 f_l*_f_-»l*C Shipped the same day received. Express Charges paid on All
1 ii. 11 VIUBIS Cash Orders of $20 and over.
Browning, King & Co.
N. W. Corner Seventh and Robert Streets, St. Paul.
OLD HOUTE GAP.
LOUIS RIGGS, A FARMER, SHOWN
' A GAME NEW TO
, HIM. , , _P. *''■
COST HIM $70 TO SEE IT.
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AND FOUR MEN AS A RESULT
SLEPT IN RONDO STREET
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DETAILS OF AN OLD TRICK,
Alleged to . Have Been Turned in
r a Saloon Out on University
J. -'-•" Avenue. ■".;..
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John Johnson, Swen Olson, Thomas
Carlson and Tom Qualen were ar
rested/yesterday afternoon by De
tectives Enright and Sweeney at
Carlson's house on Dale street. The
four men were taken to the Rondo
street station and charged with the
larceny of. $70 from Louis Riggs, a
Hennepin county farmer. • ; - •. •.----.'.?
Riggs asserts that he met the pris
oners, who are railroad men, in Min
neapolis yesterday morning. Every
one, except Riggs, had a little money,
and he had a good deal. —■-■
Cigars broke down the embarrass
ment of first acquaintance, beer
j bridged with foamy uncertainty the
international abyss 'twixt Norse and
Yankee, whisky laid the foundation
for fraternal enjoyment, cemented
' Joy, amalgamated delight. The five
enthusiastic brothers felt happy, and
said so. They were convinced that
they owned the broad earth, and
they started forth to inspect their
joint possessions. Naturally they
came to St. Paul. Disembarking at
University and Farrington avenues
they saw the Eighth ward, that it
was good. . r A'A -- . #
Mr. Carlson resides in the ward, and
Is keenly alive to its most choice beau
ties. One of these, from Carlson's
point of view, was an adjacent sa
loon. Mr. fllggs, a trifle purse proud,
bought more beer with such generosity
that the blue-eyed brothers In his train,
filled with admiration, even intimated
that he never could be deceived by a
little trick at cards which has be
guiled many a simple hayseed. Mr.
Briggs modestly agreed that the others
were not mistaken as to his unusual
acumen, though he did not use those
words. rZzZ^'-ZA,- .7
Mr. Johnson dealt, Mr. Olson cut the
. pack, Mr. Carlson "explained the game,
and Mr. Qualen arranged three cards
on the table. The problem was to de
termine which was the tray of clubs.
Immediately the farmer selected the
right card. He did not remark/like the
j geometry, "quod erat demonstrandum,"
but he ordered more beer, which was
ii quite as satisfactory a way of proving
his demonstration. Then said Mr. Carl
. son, Interrogatively:
j "You skall bat on dees?"
; The confident Riggs not only did
"bat," but "bat" several times, when
i lo, the last-had become first, Lazarus
j had supplanted Dives, the Impoverish
ed of the morning had become the plu
l tocrats of ' the afternoon. '. Also vice
«. versa. On account, chiefly, of the vice
i .versa, the farmer complained to the po
lice; and Detectives. Enright and Swee
i ney were instructed to secure a : con
• trolling interest in a Scandinavian syn
cdleate with a capital stock of $70.
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> POLICE COURT NEWS. *"~""
i . — -'■-'
•Story of a Hold-Up as Related to
Judge Orr. - .-.".*
In the municipal court yesterday
Luke Ronan and George Damody were
sentenced respectively to sixty and
thirty days at the workhouse. They
had been arrested as vagrants, but the
charge was changed to disorderly con
duct. ; They pulled the trolley of a
; Maria avenue car from its wire and
created a disturbance within the car.
To escape the conductor, they ran
away, but were afterwards arrested by
.Officers Oldberg and Tschlda. When
searched a revolver, loaded but with a
broken lock, was* found upon Ronan's
person. These facts , were disorted by
a mornilng newspaper into the story of
a hold-up, _ ; -> A^' ~- A 1 '
Allan freeman was sent back 7to
•jail' owing to his inability to furnish
$100 bail. . He was charged with the
larceny of a horse worth $20. Some
time ago William W. Webb was sent
to the workhouse for thirty days. His
horse was then at pasture on the West
Side. Freeman failed to secure from
the police an order for the horse, hav
ing no claim to It, but he took It, never
theless. He asserts that he was afraid
that the animal would not be properly
cared for while its owner was a pris
oner. . A •:-'•
( Fred Isaac, Ed. F. Isaac, S. Whit
man and John MeGrath, charged with
entering and stealing liquor and cigars
from Lehman's saloon on the West Slue,
were discharged. The only evidence
against them was that of MeGrath
himself, who being an accomplice was
incompetent to convict his companions.
Lalla Mary, alias Lalla Hammergren,
only fifteen years of age was arrested
for visiting the . same disreputable
house on Jackson street from which
Officer Joa Davis rescued another
young girl a few days ago. Mary was
sent out to the House of the. Good
Shepherd for: ninety days at the re
quest of her parents, who are reputable
citizens. , ■ "
Annie Johnson also received a sim
ilar sentence at . the request of her
j parents. Annie was also a frequenter
of the house mentioned, which is al
leged to be engaged in the business of
receiving girls whose youth prevents
their reception by women who retain
a remnant of humanity in their hearts. .
C. J. Saylor, charged with vagrancy,
was discharged only to be turned over
to Detective Stavlo, of Minneapolis,
The latter alleged that Saylor was
wanted In the Flour City for stealing
a valise and contents valued at $12.
The case of Jack Roggennief, alias
"Black Jack," charged with vagrancy,
was continued until today. Roggen
nlef is said by the police to be an old
time confidence man.
John Webber and John Murphy were
arrested by Officer Lawton. • Murphy
was fined $10 for being drunk. His
comrade Webber was sent to the work
house for forty days for Insulting
women on Seventh street.
HIS MONEY WAS. GONE.
So Was His Companion When
■ ' Gustave Bottle Awoke,
A warrant was Issued yesterday for
the arrest of Annie Wicks. She Is'
charged with grand larceny by a labor
ing man named Gustave Botttg. He
asserts that he met Annie Tuesday
night at the Tremont house, whose
wine rooms have caused so much re
cent trouble to the police. Miss Wicks.
I and Bottig began to drink beer. Glass
after glass was refilled and Gustave's
small change disappeared. Then ho
drew forth his earnings from an inside
pocket. The aggregate of his excuse
for posing as a capitalist was $90. He
offered a dollar bill to be changed.
Miss Wicks saw the dark green treas
ure, and at once assured Gustave that
he had made a deeper Impression on
her heart than any gentleman she had
ever met. The beer soon made a deep
Impression upon Gustave. He slept.
When he opened his bloodshot eyes,,
his happiness had fled, his gentle com
panion had departed, his "SB9 had dis
appeared, and he himself experienced a
sense of goneness. Gustave learned
afterwards that Miss Wicks was afraid
to trust herself In the presence of such
a lady killer as himself, and had re
tired coyly to Minneapolis, where the
gentlemen are less gay and gallant.
Therefore the warrant inviting her to
meet her" adorer in last evening's
gloaming was entrusted to a detective,
who will escort Miss Annie to St Paul.
:V.'; MJCARDYJS APPEAL
From Judge Drill's Decision In the:
Gas Light Company Case.
The only case on the supreme court
i calendar for today is that of The St.
Paul Gaslight Company, respondent,
vs. J. J. McCardy, as comptroller of
the city of St. Paul, appellant, and ap
plication has been made for an exten
sion of time In which to argue it. The
case comes up on appeal from the de
cision of Judge Brill in' the mandamus
suit to compel Comptroller McCardy
to audit the bills of the gaslight com
! pany for heating and lighting the court
i house and city hall. The comptroller
' contends that the joint court house
and city hall commission had not the
power to enter into a contract for more
than one year, but Judge Brill thought
differently and directed the comptroll
er to audit the bills. The comptroller
took an appeal. Flandrau, Squires and
Cutcheon will appear for the gaslight
company and Kueffner.Fauntleroy and
i-tlce for Mr. McCardy.
Wesley Allen's Woes.
The wife of Wesley Allen, a barber •
who lives at the Hotel De Mink, at
tacked her husband yesterday morning
Sixth and Robert Streets, St. Paul.
For the Last Three Days of the First Week of the
Greatest Dress Goods Sale
Ever held in the Northwest. There were over 20,000 yards
when the sale commenced Monday. The demand has been the
most spirited ever known in this store's history. They are in
seven lots, as follows: - -A
Lot 1—3,500 yards of Pure Wool
Tweed Suitings and All- AA «
•Wool French Serges, in all the IVf I .
leading Fall shades, at XVV
Worth 30c to 50c a yard.
Lot 2—4,000 yards 46-inch wide
Heavy and Fine Twilled Oft/".
French Serges and Illumina- /Wli
ted Worsted Suitings at
! Worth 50c to 60c yard. J
Lot 3—3,000 yards of Fancy QA/*,
Boucle and Cheviot Suitings, ijnlj
all pure wool, at
Well worth 65c a yard.
Lot 3,800 yards Rock Crepons,
in two-toned combinations, Mohair
Suitings in Heather Mixtures; also
45-inch Pure Wool French jfA«
Diagonals, in all the winter 4(H(i
! Worth 75c and 85c a yard.
These few suggestions are for
Thursday buying, and they will go
quickly at the prices.
. 120 dozen Women's . Genuine Im
ported Cashmere Hose, double heels
and toes, very elastic and soft. The}'
should not be confounded with the
rough, common kind. You QA/)
will be asked 40c for them /nli
1 75 dozen Women's Opera Lenerth j
and Out-Size Cashmere Ho- CAa
siery, the 75c and 51. 25 kind, ylllj
Thursday, per pair
| 78 dozen Children's Ribbed Im
ported Cashmere Hosiery, made
with double knees, heels and toes.
The usual selling price is 60c to 70c
and 80c. Thursday,
35c a Pair, 3 Pairs for $1.00.
= A fine Pique Glove for street
wear, in 2-stud fastening; fl) A AA
the regular 51. 75 quality. JNI Mil
A Heavy Walking Glove, in Nap
pa Tan, one of the strong- (D A AC
est made; the regular $.2 |ft I /fl
quality. For V P A, " V
A DAINTY LUNCHEON
Will be served each day this ~.
.-■ week, without charge, from
" ' 1 1 a. m. to 4p. in- '-~- "__. y -
- Take elevator to 3d floor.
You are invited.
w^*wmwmmam _________% — ■__*_■
In a barber shop on lower Third street.
She struck him over the head several
times with a whip. Later in the day
she swore out a warrant against him
for non-support. She states that he has
been wasting his money., on games of
chance and his affection on unauthor
Court Briefs. ... "i
The suit brought by the state to i
recover from A. S. Blakey, a Ham
llne druggist, .100 claimed to be due
as a penalty for selling drugs and
compounding ' prescriptions without
having first obtained a license from the
state board of pharmacy, has been
settled out of court, the state accept
ing $50 and Blakey agreeing to appear
before the board of pharmacy and
pass an examination.
• The jury yesterday returned a ver- i
diet in favor of the defendant In the '
personal injury damage suit of Cath- '•
arlne E. Hughes against Herbert W.
The suit of Peter Hendrickson, as j
administrator of the estate of Chris- I
tian Hendrickson, to recover from the i
Milwaukee road $5,000 damages for the
death of Christian Hendrickson, who
was killed In Mendota by his team
running away In 1893, Is on trial before
Judge Kelly and a jury. It Is claimed
that -the street crossing was blocked
-by cars, and when Hendrickson at
tempted to drive around them the
team took fright. The case was dis
missed on a previous complaint. ■
On motion of Assistant County At
. torney Donnelly Judge Kelly yesterday
reset the trial of George R. Greenwood
for. Oct. 21. Greenwood is Indicted for
selling liquor without a license.
' Supreme Court Routine.
; The supreme court heard the follow
ing cases yesterday:
Frank W. Halril&ten vs. Charles J.
Barryhill. Argued and submitted.
•- Robert W. Turn bull vs. Joseph Crich.
Argued and submitted.
" ''- DISTRICT COURT,
Summitry of Complaints Filed and
Cases on Trial.
64,546. Jane C. Armstrong vs. Paul
Casavant et al. ; action to foreclose a
64,347. Benjamin Sharpless vs. Will
iam Foulke et al. ; action to recover
$1,791.77 on four notes. Z^~:;'.
.: A ;._ BEFORE TUfo JUDGES.
61,500. Catharine fe. Hughes vs. Her
bert XV. Davis; verdict for enfant.
"62,081. Schuneman & "Evans vs. Peter
Rosen; judgment for plaintiff. Judge
64,260. Peter Hendrickson, adminis
trator, vs. Milwaukee Railroad; action
, for $5,000 damages , for the death of
Christian Hendrickson; on trial. Judge
61,505. Florence Le Mieux vs City of
St. Paul; action for $1,000 damages for
personal injuries; on trial. Judge
Kelly. ..■*.. 7.. : ;. :
61,324. Scandinavian American Bank
vs. P. V. Dwyer & Co. ; continued to
54,071. C. E. Danforth, plaintiff, and
F. B. Hart, Intervenor, vs. National
Chemical Company et al. : continued.
BROOKS— St. . Paul, at late resi
dence, No. 211 Grove street, Wednes
day, Nov. 13, at 12:45 p. m., Ellen
Agnes, aged 27 years, wife of George
F. Brooks. Notice of funeral here
after. ' ■■.'■- ..■'-.- r'-
KENNEDY— David, a veteran of the
late war and an Anclersonvllle pris
oner, at St. Paul, on the 13th inst.,
aged 51 years. Funeral under au
spices of Acker Post. G. A. R., and
. the Elks, from Dampier's rooms, 313
Wabasha street, Friday, Nov. 15, at
2 p. m. Friends and old soldiers In-,
vited to attend.
SCHILLO-In this city, Nov. 13. 1895,
a . 2:00 a. m., at the family residence,
190 Rondo street, Frank Schillo, aged
36 years. - Funeral from residence .
Saturday at 8:30. Services at the As
sumption church at 9 o'clock.
Lot 5—2,000 yards of 50-inch wide
Tailor Suitings, in checks C.(\n
and stripes; 52-inch wide Bi- ifillJ
cycle Cloths, at -A:Z v
. Never sold under SI. OO a yard.
Lot 6—3,500 yards Silk and AA/*,
j Wool B<Hirette and Camel's ft ill i
Hair Cheviots, at ""^
Good value at Si. and $1.25.
Lot — An assorted lot of over 20
styles of Fancy Bourettes, English
Curls, Nobby Suitings, Fancy Q(\(\
Boucle and Novelty Fabrics, fjVJlj
Worth §1.25, §1.50 and 51.75 a yd.
pft- Every piece in this enormou9
purchase strictly Wool or Silk-and-i
Wool, and entirely new.
MUSLIN UNDERWEAR DEPT.
Specials for today are numerous.
I These are all carefully made, and
All sizes in Arnold's Double-Fold
Night Drawers for Children.
All sizes in Children's PA-
Outing Flannel Gowns l)l|(j
for .* v w v
| Special prices on Children's
Cloaks and Capes.
Ladies' Outing Flannel ffl i A A
Gowns, extra long- and jH I 11 II
wide, for T** ,v y
All sizes and colors in (ft A PA
Dressing Sacques \ I MM
Black Sateen ft. A PA
Fleece-Lined Skirts .ft/ ill I
from .....79c to^ ,UV
All the most popular Corsets that
are made can be found here at any
and all times. For today ask to r>ee
Special lines at 50c and 59c.
i Millinery Dept.
Specials for Today, Friday and
Table No. I— Handsomely
Trimmed Hats that have fa A 00
been 55.00 to 57.00 each, rtM.OO
Table No. Trimmed CD 100
Hats that have been SB.OO ,ftiL A A
to 810.00 for IPa.UU
Table No. Trimmed (PA J A
Hatsthat have been 510.50 ,nh 4(1
jto §14.00, choice, each. . . . YVI XV
Table No. 4— Trimmed Hats that
I were 814.00 to §20.00; among them
I are many handsome Im- (PA 00
I ported Hats W*°°
61,430. J. A. Jackson vs. Pabst Brew
ing Company; transferred to court cal-
j 61,517. Bertha Saver vs. Turnverein
I Germania and Peter J. Gieson; jury
; out. Judge Kelly.
; 62.078. Charles Stone vs. Pittsburg
; Bridge Company; on trial. Judge Otis.
62.070. Otto Peterson vs. Daniel
O'Conner; action in ejectment; on trial.
1 Judge Brill.
I 61,190. Jesse C. Martin vs. H. J.
Heinz Company; jury out. Judge Brill.
CASES SET FOR TODAY.
i Jury Calendar— 93, 1, 26, 63, S3,
i Emanuel M. Swanson.. Marie Johnson
John J. Dowd Mary C. vergosen
1 Louis Eberweln... Mary Meyers
I O. F. Leitner Margaret!-* Roessler*
I George F. Brooks.... Helen A. Bunker
Daniel J. C0nd0n..... Mollie E. Kehkel
7;* A; BIRTHS. :
I Mr. and Mrs. J. Berndanello Girl
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Stevenson.. Boy
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Curry Boy.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bjerkl Boy
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harrison Girl
; Mr. and Mrs. Mike J. Mann Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Staple Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Groh.... Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hoffman Girl
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Rawley Girl
Mr. and Mrs. P. Smith Girl
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Banams Boy,
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Donnelly.. Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Ferber Boy,
Mr. and Mrs. S. Johnson Girl
L. H. Prosser, 731 Cherokee ay 3 vr£
August Prehn, Rochester, Minn.. 67 yra
G. S. Phelps. 277 Kent st 75 vrs
Marie Germain, 130 Iglehart st 3S yrs
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A Superb Burlesque Success.
101-lfiHl V ' TISEE SATURDAY. I
lUIIIUII I Reduced Prices, V 5 and 50c. I
•ok ALL « EKK •__•______■ ___mr_________a ___fe±___________________________l
EDWIW FOY "■
NE music, LITTLE
and DANCES . CRUSOE.
Night prices, 2*. 5., 75c and $1.
Nov. 23— Robert G. lugcrsoll.
Sale of Seats Opens This Mom ins for tha
Distinguished Actress, ■
Supported by a Specially -Selected Company,
.:....luclualug ..... -;,..,:•'
MR. J. M. COLVILLE.
Wednesday Matinee • v:.RAYMONDE "
Tuesday . . . Article 47
Wednesday . .A; MissMoiil tori
And Balance of Week, the Kluas of Far co
A RUN ON*THE EAR! EI
MATINEE SATURDAY. -
i Sunday— Lilt's "Shaft No. 2." '