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WAJJT A REIVER
JACOnSON BROTHERS, MOW YORK,
BEGIN ACTION AGAINST TOP
UW & CO Ml" AW.
CANNOT COLLECT ITS NOTES.
ALLEGE! A TRANSFER OF 111 SI
HBSS TO DELAY PAYMENT
JIDGE EGAN TO HEAR ARGUMENTS
Two I iiitod States Prisoners Plead
Guilty to Having Counterfeit
An application for a receiver was
filed before Judge Egan late yesterday
afternoon, which will occasion consid
erable surprise in business circles, as
it sets forth the affairs of the jewelry
firm of Topliff & Company to be in
such a condition that the appointment
of a receiver is claimed to be necessary
In order to insure the rights of credit
ors of the firm.
The petitioners are Jacobson Bros.,
cutters and dealers in diamonds, of
New York city, who allege that they
are the holders of promissory notes
signed by Topliff & Company to the
amount of $750, and that payment on
the several obligations has fallen due,
though every effort on part of the pe
titioners for liquidation has been re
The application -further states that
the firm of Topliff & Company is, and
has been insolvent for the past six
months, and that knowing this to be
the case the members of the firm,
George R. Topliff and Frederick G.
Topliff, "did with intent to hinder, de
lay and defraud the petitioners and
other creditors in the collection of just
debts" convey and turn over to L. B.
Booker all of the stock, store fixtures
and open accounts of the firm for the
consideration of $17,000, which sum the
petitioners claim to be a wholly inade
quate consideration, as they state the
stock, fixtures, etc., to be of the value
of $35,000, in addition to the value ol
the accounts which are said to repre
In further substantiation of their ap
plication Jacobson Brothers allege that
there was no money consideration in
the stated transfer of property, but
that Topliff & Company simply
received the \insecured notes of L. B.
Booker, running for the exaggerated
time of twenty-one to twenty-five
Judge Egan issued an order to show
cause which will be heard July 15.
SI'ES FOR 925,000.
William H. Wescot, yesterday, en
tered suit against the Northern Pacific
Special Bargains for July 2.
California peaches, per basket,
White and red currants, per 16-qt. crate
Fancy Mandarin Sweet Oranges, per doz.,
25, 30 and 4O cents.
Extra fancy Apricots, per basket,
Fancy large pineapples, each,
18 cents cr $2.00 per doz.
Extra fancy blueberries, per box,
7 and 8 cents.
Fancy bananas, per dozen,
Extra fancy large watermelons, each,
25 and 30 cents.
This morning we shall receive large quan
tities of fresh currants, red and black rasp
berries, blackberries, those fine large Oregon
Large fsaicy cauliflower, each, ;,, •
Good fresh peas, per peck,
Extra fancy Acme tomatoes, per basket,
Fresh onions, per bunch,
Choice long lettuce, per bunch,
Choice long radishes, per bunc£,
Choice new beets, 3 bunches for
Choice new carrots, 4 bunches for
Also fresh mushrooms in stock.
We have just received a fresh lot of fancy
creamery butter, packed in 3 and 5 lb. jars
»t the small price, per lb.,
The best pure leaf lard, per lb.,
Choice p!er.lc ham, per lb.,
Fancy email sugar-cured hams, per lb.,
I ( cents.
Good breakfsst bacon, per lb.,
Good salt pork, per lb.,
We always have, fresh in stock, our cele
brated "Star and Gold Band" hams and
bacon. The finest goods in the market.
Large quantities of all descriptions of sum
mer drinks are received by us" daily and arc
being sold at very small price.
On Saturday, July 4, we shall close our
■tore at 1 p. m. sharp — don't forget it
Seventh and Wabasha.
railroad company to recover $25,000 for
personal injuries alleged to have been
received by having been run over by a
train at Staples, Minn., Dec. 30, 1893.
The complaint sets forth that Wescot
was walking along a public street in
the town of Staples where the highway
intersects with the tracks of the North
ern Pacific railroad and that he was
run down by a switch engine, which ap
proached the crossing at a rapid rate
of speed and failed to give warning
either by the ringing of the bell or by
sounding the whistle. On account of
this alleged negligence of the company
Wescot claims to have been knocked
under the foot board of the engine and
to have sustained injuries from which
he was confined to his bed for a period
of six months in addition to having
been permanently disabled from the
performance of manual labor.
The plaintiff states that before the
accident for which he seeks a lump of
pecuniary salve that he was an able
bodied man 30 years of age and posses
sed of the ability to earn $60 every
AFTER POLICY SHOPS.
Jullns Heilbron's Case to Come Up
The case against Julius Heilbron
charged with keeping a policy shop was
called in the police court yesterday af
ternoon. Attorney Peebles who ap
peared for Heilbron at first demanded a
trial but Judge Twohy having been
attorney for Heilbron in a civil action
seme time ago, stated that he would
prefer the case should be heard by
Judge Orr. He continued the case until
Friday morning, and then the attorney
for the defendant told the court his
client wanted a jury trial. The com
plaining witness, Allen Clark who is
now employed as a waiter at Minneton
ka, promised to be on hand Friday.
Beth sides have a number of witnesses
who will give testimony. City Attor
ney Darragh is authority for the state
ment that there are other places in
the city where "gigs, saddles and spid
ers" can be played, and as soon as the
case against Heilbron is settled he in
tends to bring the other offenders to
the bar of justice.
CHANGE THEIR Pl.-EAS.
Watson and Duncan Did Pass Coun
James E. Duncan and Charles P.
Watson, indicted by the federal grand
jury on the charge of having in their
possession and passing counterfeit
money, yesterday withdrew their re
spective pleas of not guilty, entered
before the United States district court
the previous day, and plead guilty, as
charged in the indictment. Judge
Lochren will pass sentence upon the
men this morning at 10 o'clock.
W r ith the disposition of the cases of
Duncan and Watson, the district court
calendar was exhausted, and the petit
jury was discharged, after the shortest
session of the United States district
court ever held In St. Paul. The only
cases yet to be tried are those in chan
cery before the circuit court, which
will be called today at 10 a. m.
ANOTHER CHARGE READY.
Police Bonnd to Make a Case
Aciiinst Mm. Rose.
C. H. Rose and Mrs. Rose, arrested
some days, or rather nights, ago, had
their cases called in the police court
yesterday and continued until this
morning. Rose at the time he was
taken in cusody by Lieut. Pothen and
Sergt. Ross was charged with vagrancy.
His wife was charged with disorderly
conduct. Rose was pretty well "hooked
up" for a vagrant, as he had over $200
in his pocket and remained at the cen
tral station only long enough to give
bail for himself and wife. At the time
of his arrest Rose made a strong kick
and threatened to make it warm for the
officers. Yesterday for fear that there
might be a chance to have the case for
disorderly conduct dismissed against
Mrs. Rose, another warrant was sworn
out charging her with assault and bat
tery on Sam Brooks on the night of
JOHNNY IN TROUBLE AGAIN.
Voiinc. Simmons Charged With
Stealing Lead Pipe Now.
A youth giving the name of John Sim
mens was found by Patrolman Lawton
with a sackfull of lead pipe and other
junk on Seventh street. Johnny claimed
he had secured the stuff from another
boy and was not guilty of stealing it.
His case was continued for a few days
in order to find the owner, the pipe and
other articles evidently having been cut
out of some residence. Simmons is the
same boy who stole a pet lamb from
South St. Paul a couple of w'eeks ago
and sold the animal to a pedestrian for
fifty cents. He escaped punishment in
the South St. Paul court on account of
his youth. He has no parents or home,
and an effort will be made to have him
sent to the reform school.
CONDEMNS THE SYSTEM.
Judge Twohy's Opinion of Certain
Kittie Moore was before Judge Two
hy, yesterday, charged with disorderly
conduct. The woman was arrested by
Sergts. Davis and Ross who at the time
were not in full uniform and were sup
posed by the women to be a couple of
"live ones." The court fined the pris
oner $25 as under the evidence there
was ino other way out. He took oc
casion however, to say that the arrest
of the woman should have been
brought about by other means than the
plan recently adopted by the depart
ment in cases of this kind which had
ccme to his official notice.
Take the Great Northern Railway July 3rd,
4th and sth for Minnetonka. Tickets only 50
cents for the round trip, good to return Mon
day, July 6. City ticket offices: 300 Nicollet
Avenue. Minneapolis, and 199 E. Third Street.
DISTRICT COURT ROUTINE.
Summary of New Cases and Others
Before the Judges.
65,803 — L. A. Sajisome vs. George W. Eckles
action to collect judgment of $123.08.
65.E02— ■William Henry Wescot vs. Edwin H.
McHenry et al., as receivers for Northern
Pacific railroad; suit to recover $25,000 personal
C5.804— J. Homer Pierce et al., as trustees
vs. Margaret Murray et al.; application for
Jacobson Brothers vs. Topl'ff and company;
application tor receiver. Order to show cause
Before the judges —
61.710— National Bank of Owatona vs. Hiram
Barhus et al.: on motion to enter judgment
pursuant to stipulation against James L. Lov
ering aud Hiram Bachus; judgment ordered.
National Bank of Owatona vs. Hiram
Bachus et al. ; to set hearing for accounting
of receiver; submitted. Egan-J.
65,447— J0hn Svenson vs. Chicago Great West
ern Railway company; hew trial granted on
grounds of improper conduct of the jury.
Augustat Hurd as guardian of the person
and estate of I. U. D. Hurd vs. Henry Kittson
et a!; on trial. Brill- J.
For a Qui-t Fourth.
Take the Great Northern Railway to Min
neUiVk* Beach. Round-trip tickets July 3rd,
4th p.nd sth for 50 cents, good to return July
6. City ticket office: 380 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis: 199 E. Third Street, St. PauL '
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1896.
MAY BE A LIVELY SESSION.
Police Appointments Come Up in the
No matters of great Importance are
scheduled to come before the regular
meeting of the assembly to-night, but
there is a prospect of a lively time over
the report of the committee on police.
The committee will recommend that
the assembly refuse to confirm the ap
pointment of T. B. Maloney as license
Inspector on the ground that he is over
35 years of age and therefore ineligible
for the office of patrolman, the license
inspector being a patrolman. The com
mittee will also submit a majority re
port recommending that the assembly
turn down the appointment of William
H. Byrnes as patrolman on the ground
that he is an offensive partisan of the
Democratic persuasion and a worker
against Doran and the Republican
party during the city campaign.
Mr. Lewis of the committee on police
will probably submit a minority re
port, recommending the confirmation of
the appointment of Byrnes and main
taining that his politics constitute no
just ground for refusing to confirm the
The dog ordinance passed by the
beard of aldermen, as well as the
resolution authorizing the mayor to ap
point dog catchers and five men with
teams to assist the dog catchers, will
be reported favorably by the committee
Several measures will be recommend
ed by the committee on streets, includ
ing the confirmation of the contract
for paving the Third street hill.
Prior to the meeting of the assembly,
the board of aldermen will hold a
special meeting by call of the mayor,
for the purpose of acting upon the or
dinance to reduce peddlers' license fee
for a horse and wagon from $75 a year
to $40. The board will also be asked
to pass a final order for paving Robert
street from Third street to Eighth with
REIVTS FOR MARKET HALL.
Aid. Kramer's Ordinance Is Recom
mended to Pass.
The assembly committee on public
buildings met yesterday afternoon and
decided to recommend the passage of
Assemblyman Krahmer's ordinance
forbidding the free use of Market hall,
except for public purposes, and estab
lishing the rent to be charged for the
Mr. Krahmer will also introduce an
ordinance at the regular meeting to
night regulating the collection of the
rents of the market house, including
all stores, stalls and sheds. The ordi
nance directs the market master to col
lect all rents in advance and turn over
the money to the city clerk, together
with a statement showing who has and
who has not paid his rent. In all cases
in which the rent is not paid in ad
vance, the city clerk is to notify the
corporation attorney, who will in turn
notify the delinquent lessees that un
less they pay their rent within three
days that the city will bring an action
to dispossess them.
July 3 is the last day permissable by law
for savings banks to receive deposits on which
six months' interest can be paid, Jan. 1, '97.
To all who contemplate opening a savings ac
count we recommend our State Savings Bank,
Germania Life Bdg., 4th and Minn. sts.
CASH OF THE CITY.
Amount on Hand and Where It Is
The report of the city treasurer for
the month of June is in substance as
Balance on hand June Ist, 1896,
$900,109.63; receipts from all Bources
during- June, $954,924.63; disbursements,
$619,185.10; balance on hand July 1, 1896,
$1,273,522.39. The money is deposited as
Bank of Minnesota $77,249 43
Merchants' National bank 74,955 56
National German-American bank. 168.017 23
St. Paul National bank 39,368 52
Germania bank 73,987 87
Allemania bank 166,222 S3
Northern Exchange bank 65,182 27
; Capital bank 50.480 53
West Side bank 23,030 56
Scandinavian- American bank 39,429 33
Bank of Minnesota (interest ac
count) 83.042 26
Union bank 103,957 00
State bank 37,530 21
Bank of Merriam Park 17,292 98
Cash in vault 253,776 31
Total $1,273,522 39
MORE BLIND PIGS.
Midway Aldermen Confer With
Mayor Doran Abont Them.
Aid. Shepard, of the Eleventh ward,
made his first official call on Mayor
Doran yesterday, and, for that, made
his first appearance at the city hall
since his election. During the past four
weeks Aid. Shepard has been sick a
bed. Yesterday was his first day out.
Aid. Shepard was accompanied to the
mayor's office by Aid. Allard, of the
Tenth ward, one of the objects of their
visit being to confer with his honor
concerning the blind pigs that are al
leged to be still doing business in the
midway district. The mayor assured
the aldermen that the police would do
everything in their power to suppress
New Paving on .Tiicksun.
The board of public works will grant a
I hearing this afternoon on the preliminary
order for paving Jackson street from Sev
enth to Ninth streets. As the order does
not specify any paving material, the board
has instructed the city engineer to submit
estimates of the cost of laying asphalt, sand
stone and brick pavements on that portion of
Jackson street included in the order.
The board will receive bids to-day for pav
ing Summit avenue with asphalt from Day
ton to Sixth street.
The big steamer Is now running on Lake
Minnetonka. $1.00 includes railroad fare and
tour of the lake. Great Northern city ticket
offices: 199 E. Third Street; 300 Nicollet Ave
We want all the servants in St.
Paul to know that this week they can
buy of us, anything in our store, at
j Half = Price. ||
This gives you a chance to get first
quality SUITS, SKIRTS, WAISTS
and CAPES at less than the price or
dinarily of cheap trash.
Waists at 50c, 75c to $2.
Skirts at FJalf- Price.
Capes at $1.50, $2 to 53.50.
Take your "afternoon off" and use
it to come and see us and see what
nice goods a little money will get at
THE SMOKE NUISANCE
6flN BE fIBfITED.
SMOKE.CONSUMERS DONE AWAY WITH.
Freight Rates Reduced, Thereby Enabling the Cele
brated iPocahontas Smokeless Coal to Reach
These Harkets in Competition With
Other Coals Heretofore Used.
OF INTEREST TO COAL CONSUfIERS
Of the Twin Cities.— Every One Interested in the
Abatement of the Smoke Nuisance and in the
Prices of Coal for Domestic and flan
ufacturing Purposes, or for
LOCOfIOTIVE USE ON SWITCH ENGINES,
Suburban Trains, etc., Will Be Interested in the
Following Information Coming From Various
Cities and Reliable Authorities.
The following article from the Fi
nancial Times, London, will give our
readers some idea as to the extent
and importance of the Pocahontas
THE POCAHONTAS FLAT TOP COAL
Some sensation has been caused in ship
ping circles by the fine records made by one
or two of the crack White Star liners while
burning Pocahontas coal. Fired by the ex
ample of the White Star, the Cunard com
pany is now giving the fuel a trial and
other Atlantic liners are not unlikely to fol
low suit. Owing to this threatened new de
parture considerable public attention has
been attracted to the curiously named Poca
hontas Flat Top Qoal region in Southwest
Virginia, where the coal that has given such
good results as a steam generator is mined.
Even without this extraneous interest, the
Pocahontas region is well worth a descrip
tion, affording, as It does, one of the most
astonishing examples of American progress
in recent years.
It is not too much to say that the Poca
hontas coal mines, . as far as their com
mercial utility is concerned, are the creation
of the Norfolk & Western railroad, an
organization to which Southwest Virginia
owes a heavy debt of gratitude. The great
coal beds in which they are situated stretch
through many counties of the state, and in
clude two other districts, the Bluestone and
the Elkhorn, besides that or Pocahontas,
though the name of the Indian heroine is
applied generally to the whole of the so
called "Flat Top" field. The total extent
is about 300 square miles. So great is the
productive capacity of that region that Mr.
McCreath, of the Pennsylvania gealogical
survey, estimates that an output of 10,000
tons a day would only exhaust one acre
daily. We are accustomed to hear of rapid
development in the Central and Western
states of America, but the South, which" for
some time hung behind in the race, now
bids fair to outdo the record for industrial
progress. In no part has the advance T>een
more rapid than in Virginia, and more par
ticularly in the coal mining regions of that
Ten years ago the district where the town
of Pocahontas now stands was little better
than a desert, covered in part with dense
undergrowth and inhabited chiefly by bears
and other wild animals, which take very
little interest in coal measures. In 1881, a
score of adventurous miners began to work
the coal in an amateurish kind of way,
and their operations gradually extended dur
ing the next few years. But it was not
until 1885, when a branch road of -the Nor
folk & Western tapped the north side of
the Flat Top field, that the real development
began. What that development has been
may be judged from the fact that the
Pocahontas Coal company estimate their
output for this year at 2,300,000 gross tons.
It is not surprising therefore, to learn that
land which went begging early in the 80' s
at 25 or 15 cents per acre, and could be got
even in 1895 at from $1 to $3, is now worth
from $30 to $75 an acre.
As a sttam generator Pocahontas coal has
now attained for itself a flrst-class rank.
Its qualities have for some time been recog
nized by the United States government,
who use it in the trial trips of their cruis
ers. The mineral Is extracted from the
lower coal measures and is semi-bitumin
ous, containing about 18 per cent of volatile
matter and 74'i, per cent of pure carbon.
As we have said, the English shipping com
panies are at last beginning to find out its
merits, and the production, large as it i3,
will probably tae greatly extended in the
near future. Besides the enormous ship
ment of coal, as much as 250,000 tons of
coke have been manufactured from it In the
first half of the present year. The impor
tance of these magnificent coal beds as a
factor in the industrial progress of Virginia
can hardly be over estimated, while their
development will add greatly to the pros
perity of the Norfolk & Western, a com
pany which has been mainly instrumental
in bringing all this hidden wealth to light.
The record made by Pocahontas coal is
unique in the history of the coal trade. The
mines were not '.opened until ISB3, and with
in ten years It- has passed all its competi
tors and established its reputation as the
great steam coal of the world. It is to-day
undoubtedly the be«t known coal, not only
in America, but in Great Britain and
throughout th« continent of Europe, and
during the brief period its tonnage has
increased with marvelous rapidity.
But the purpose of this article is to
advise the public as to how the smoke
nuisance may be abated without in
curring additional expense, and in do
ing so we,
Ist. Quote from Prof. McCreath,
the eminent geologist of Pennsylvania,
"For steam purposes the Pocahontas coal
cannot be excelled, as recommendations from
those, who have used it upon locomotives,
steamboats, and in factories and mills, show
it to be unusually free from smoke and
leaves but little ash. It does not clog or
choke the flues of the boilers, or of the
chimneys, as nearly all the coal is consumed
in making an intense fire, thus generating
more steam and doing more work per pound
of coal than any other kind."
2nd. We submit the following analysis of
Analysis of Pocahontas Semi-Bituminous Coal Made by the Following Eminent Author
Matter. Carbon. Water. Sulphur. Ash.
Prof. B. Stilman, Yale College 19.85 77.48 0.47 0.63 2.19
Prof. C. F. Chandler, Columbia College, New
York 23.90 74.20 0.52 0.52 1.38
Prof. F. A. Terry, Boston 17.93 77.89 0.70 0.49 2.99
Norway Steel and Iron 1 ' Company** Chemist," ** " H| -
Boston 19.24 76.05 0.45 0.71 2.65
And also results -oi * tefct *y»Ti<T eminent English authority as follows: Test in
Thompson's Calorimeter, made by Prof. John Pattison, F. I. C, P. C. S., of New
castle-on-Tyne: Lumps. Small
Calorific power: Lbs. of water evaporated from 212 deg. Fahr. by 1 lb of coal. 15.4 14.7
&. We are Informed that owing to reduc-
tlons In freight rates to Western cities this
Pocahontas coal can now be obtained in this
territory at prices that make the cost just
about the same as for ordinary grades here
We also publish copies of a few letters
showing the results obtained in this coun
try, some of which It will be noticed are
from very reliable sources, and a few from
people in the Twin Cities who have recently
given the coal a trial.
THE WILLIAM CRAMP & SONS
SHIP ENGINE BUILDING CO.
Basin Dry Dock and Marine Railway,
Beach & Palmer Sts. Shipyard and
Machine Shops, Beach & Norris Sts.
Office Beach and Ball Streets.
Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1889.
Messrs. Castner & Curran, General
Tide Water Coal Agents, Pocahontas,
Coal Co., New York.
Gentlemen: On the trial trips of the
U. S. S. "Baltimore" we used the Poca
hontas coal. For more than four
hours we ran with a forced draught
that showed an average pressure of
Under such conditions the fire raised
plenty of steam, the coal burning with
an intense white heat and but a small
amount of ash was produced
Although the firemen were on for the
entire four hours they were in no way
We are entirely satisfied with the ac
tion of this coal and consider it the
best that we have ever used.
THE WILLIAM CRAMP & SONS
SHIP AND ENGINE BUILDING
W. M. CRAMP, Vice President.
BATH IRON WORKS, LIMITED
Building of Iron and Steel Ships,
Marine, Engines, Boilers and Ship
Bath, Maine, June 14th. 1893.
Messrs. Castner & Curren, Boston
' Gentlemen: The trial trip of the
"Machias," on which we used entirely
Pocahontas coal from your mines, adds
another witness to the great superiority
of your coal. We do not believe it can
be equaled in the world for its steaming
(Dictated) W. HYDE, President.
Chicago, March 22, 1895.
F. G. Hartwell Co., Res. Agts. Poca
hontas Coal Co., 1455 Old Colony
, B'ld'g., Chicago, Ills.
Gentlemen: Replying to your recent
inquiry in reference to Pocahontas
coal, we beg to advise you that we
have been using this coal for the past
eighteen months, and are pleased to
say that it is the most economical coal
we have ever used, and has substan
tiated every claim you made for it as
a smokeless coal.
THE ADAMS & WESTLAKE CO
J. W. PATTEDSON, L. A.
GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL,
Chicago, March 27, 1895.
Messrs. F. G. Hartwell Co., Chicago
Gentlemen: Having used your Poca
hontas coal for the past three months
I will state without partiality that as
an economical, smokeless first grade
steam coal, it is the best that it has
ever been my experience to use.
F. W. COLE.
Chief Engineer Great Northern Hotel.
INLAND WHITE LEAD CO.
149 and 151 Huron street,
Chicago, March 19, 1895.
F. G. Hartwell Co., Chicago, Ills.
Gentlemen: It gives us great pleasure
to state that during nearly one year's
use of your Pocahontas smokeless coal
we find that we have no complaints
from our chimney smoking, and also
find that the coal is much more econ
omical than anything else that we have
Yours very truly,
INLAND WHITE LEAD CO
BENJ. F. HADDUCK, Treas.
Medo, Ills., January 17, 1895.
F. G. Hartwell Co., Res. Agts. Poca
hontas Coal Co., 1455 Old Colony
B'ld'g., Chicago, Ills. »
Gentlemen: I have been selling Po
cahontas coal since last fall. For hot
water and steam heating it is unsur
-1 J ]|Ar HT?*" more ne *t to the ton
than aßflir&cite and giving quicker re
sults wlflif ' the fire is needed to be
brightened. It holds fire well, and, al
together, is a very economical coal. We
have more trouble to get the coal tried
than we do in holding the trade after
it is once fairly tested.
EDWARDS & WHARTON.
DETROIT COPPER AND BRASS
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 19, 1895.
Jewett, Bigelow & Brooks: Gentlemen
— In response to your inquiry i. 3to the
results of tests we have made in the
use of Pocahontas coal over other and
cheaper grades of steam coal, we take
pleasure in stating that it has proved
all you claimed for it, and we are very
much pleased in consequence.
DETROIT COPPER & BRASS ROL
LING MILLS, L. H. JONES, Treas
B. STROH BREWING CO.
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 4, 1896.
Jewett, Bigelow & Brooks, City: Gen
tlemen—ln reply to your favor of the
2d inst. in reference to the Pocahontas
coal, wish to say that after using it for
four months we are convinced that it is
the best and cheapest coal we ever
used. We have obtained marvelous re
sults, saving fully 35 per cent in our
fuel bills. We find the coal fully as
you represented it to be, 1. e.: smoke
less and without clinkers, and we
heartily recommend it. Yours truly,
B. STROH BREWING CO., B. STROH,
For doeffiMtic use we have the follow
Detroit, March 16, 1895.
Messrs. Jewett, Bigelow & Brooks,
Detroit: Gentlemen— l have been using
Pocahontas smokeless coal in my fur
nace and range, and can testify that it
is cheaper than hard coal. You can
get up a quicker, hotter fire with it
than any coal I have ever used for
such purposes. Yours truly,
N. G. WILLIAMS, JR.
ROCKFORD LUMBER & FUEL CO.
Rockford, 111., Nov. 14, 1893.
F. G. Hartwell & Co., Resident
Agents Pocahontas Coal Company, 1455
Old Colony Building, Chicago, 111.—Gen
tlemen: It is with pleasure that we
write you of our experience in selling
the Pocahontas coal in our city. We
bought a car of this coal of your sales
man some months ago with some mis
givings as to how it would take in this
market. We advertised the coal con
servatively, but spoke to a number of
our customers concerning it, and suc
ceeded in selling the entire car load
within a very short time. We have
had the satisfaction of having
very nearly every customer come back
to our office for more Pocahontas coal,
and have received not one complaint
as yet. It is a very strong coal, free
from soot and smoke. We recommend
it for use in furnaces, steam heaters
and hard coal stoves, and know that it
has given our trade good satisfaction
Our orders to you Indicate this.
Yours very truly,
ROCKFORD LUMBER & FUEL CO
By E. H. KEELER, Secretary.
JANESVILLE COAL CO.,
Coal and Wood,
JANESVILLE, Wis., Oct. 3,1894
MESSRS. F. G. HARTWELL CO.,
Gentlemen : —
The Pocahontas Coal is all you re
commend it to be. It is free from soot
and smoke and I find it as clean as
maple wood to burn in an open grate
or the kitchen range, and I find one ton
will last as long as two cords of wood,
which makes it a very cheap fuel.
JANESVILLE COAL CO.,
J. H. Gately, Mgr.
NATIONAL PRINTING & ENGRAV
346 and 348 Wabash avenue,
CHICAGO, March 25, 1895.
F. G. HARTWELL CO.,
We take pleasure in stating that
the Pocahontas Smokeless Coal you
have been furnishing us for the past
seven months is satisfactory in every
respect, so much so that we consider
it the best soft coal we have as yet
used. It is economical, leaves but little
ash, no soot to speak of and a smoke
NATIONAL PRINTING &
D. S. McGreal, President.
KEELER LUMBER CO.,
Lumber and Coal.
BELOIT, Wis., Jan. 29, 1894.
F. G. HARTWELL CO.,
Res. Agts. Pocahontas Coal Co.,
1455 Old Colony Bldg., Chicago, 111.
We have for the last two months
been using your Pocahontas Coal, and
we take pleasure in saying that it has
given universal satisfaction. Our cus
tomers who have used it speak in high
terms of its heating qualities, and are
continually coming for more. We are
glad to send you this testimonial.
Very truly yours,
KEELER LUMBER CO.
FELLOWS & BLISS,
Coal and Wood
RACINE, Wis., Nov. 8, 1893.
F. G. HARTWELL CO.,
Res. Agts. Pocahontas Coal Co.,
1455 Old Colony Bldg., Chicago, 111.
Gentlemen : —
Answering your inquiry of the 4th
inst. The Pocahontas Egg Coal we are
getting from you is giving splendid
satisfaction, and our trade on this coal
is constantly increasing. As a domestic
fuel, particularly for kitchen stoves and
ranges, we regard it as one of the best
in the market. It ignites quickly and
makes a good, clean, bright fire and
lasts well. We have no trouble what
ever in disposing of Pocahontas Screen
ings, as they make an excellent smith
ing coal. Yours truly.
FELLOWS & BLISS.
THE COLUMBUS ELECTRIC LIGHT
AND POWER CO.
COLUMBUS, 0., April 4th, 1895.
Messrs. Castner & Curran,
Successors to Pocahontas Coal Co.,
328 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa,
In reply to your inquiry, would say
that our test of Pocahontas Coal has re
sulted very satisfactorily.
During the month of December, 1894,
we used 1.646 tons of Hocking Lump
Coal, against 1,246 tons of Pocahontas
R. O. M. during the following month
of January, 1895 (or an average of
about 40 tons daily), showing a saving
in fuel of 25 per cent in favor of Poca
hontas. During the next month, Feb
ruary, 1895, the daily consumption of
your coal was still further reduced to
38 tons daily, and the results in March
were such that we were convinced that
Pocahontas was the cheapest fuel we
We accordingly entered into a con
tract for our entire supply during the
The coal burns up clean, making little
ash and no clinkers, and the quantity
of smoke emitted from our stack is as
tonishingly small, fairly establishing
your claim that Pocahontas coal, prop
erly used, is practically a smokeless
L. C. NEWSOM, Mgr.
RESULTS IN ST. PAUL..
St. Paul, Minn., June 30, 1896.
Pioneer Fuel Co., City — Gentlemen:
In reply to your inquiry of yesterday
beg to say that we have already made
a careful test of your Pocahontas coal
and found it to be as you represent.
It burns up clean, makes very little
ash, and altogether we consider it an
economical fuel. Its smokeless charac
ter should be sufficient to introduce it
into this market. Yours, respectfully,
H. L, -LEJS,
Chief Engineer Powers Dry Goods Co.
Pioneer Fuel Co.. St. Paul, Minn-
Gentlemen: I have long been familiar
with the merits of Pocahontas Bitumin
ous Coal as a steam producer. I have
made a, slight test of it under the boil
ers in this building and found it satis
factory. The coal is practically smoke
less. Yours respectfully,
J. J. WATSON,
Mgr. of Germania Life Bldg.
RESULTS IN MINNEAPOLIS.
Minneapolis, June 16, 1896.
Pioneer Fuel Co. — Gents: After using
the Pocahontas "Smokeless" Coal in
the New Court House, I can say with
out doubt, it is the best bituminous
coal I have ever used. It being practi
cally smokeless, it leaves the tubes of
the boilers as clean as if Anthracite
coal had been used. In fact, It pos
sesses all the qualities claimed for it.
(Signed) T. M. Maguire,
Minneapolis. June 23, 1896.
Pioneer Fuel Co.— Gents: I have
used the Pocahontas "Smokeless" coal
and can cheerfully testify as to its
good merits as a steam producer, it
having given much better results tlian
any other Bituminous coal I have ever
used. It is especially commendable for
its smokeless qualities.
(Signed) J. W. Ennls,
Chief Engineer, West Hotel.
Minneapolis, June 27, 1896.
Pioneer Fuel Co. — Gents: Pocahon
tas "Smokeless" coal is now being yrsed
in the building occupied by the N'arih
Star Shoe Company. Ttie^oifdersigned
has no hesitancy in cheerfully recom
mending it as being the best Bitumin
ous coal ever used In this building
Being practically smokeless, It certain
ly commends itself to the public use.
(Signed) E. T. Abbott,
Manager of Building.
Minneapolis, June 30, 1896.
Pioneer Fuel Co.— Gents: I have just
concluded a trial of the Focahontas
Smokeless" coal, and am fully satis
fied that it is a wonderful steam pro
ducer, and is worthy of all that is
claimed for it.
The smokeless qualities of this coal
are certainly remarkable.
(Signed) C. J. MILLS,
Engineer Journal Building.
Messrs. Castner & Curran, of Phila
delphia, who control the entire output
of Pocahontas coal, issue the following
notice, which explains itself and in
forms dealers and consumers through
out the Northwest as to the channels
through which the coal may be ob.
tamed in this territory:
Philadelphia, Pa., June 1, 1896
The exclusive sale of Pocahontas
Smokeless" coal in all Northwestern
territory tributary to Lake Superior has
been assigned to the Pioneer Fuel Com
pany, who are fully equipped to make
deliveries on short notice throughout
Northern Wisconsin, Northwestern
Michigan, Minnesota, the Dakotas and
Manitoba, at very low prices in com
parison with other grades, when the
heating properties and steam produc
ing qualities of this celebrated coal ar«
(Signed) CASTNER & CURRAN.
DEATH OP AN UNKNOWN.
Enlargement of the Heart the An.
topsy Shown Was the Canae.
The Margaret street police were noti
fied, yesterday morning, that there was
a sick man lying under a tree near the
SSL h a at , cherv - Ttle telephone message
was sent in by a watchman in the Bur
lington freight yards near that point.
The patrol wagon was sent to the
Place, and the man, who seemed to be
seriously ill, was placed on the stretch
er, and a start made toward the city
hospital. Ten minutes after he was
Placed in the wagon the man died and
the body was taken to the Margaret
street station and Coroner Whitcomb
n ° 1 u d ;. Later ln the d ay an autopsy
wa» held at the undertaking rooms of
O Halloran & Murphy by Dr. Finnell.
The result of the post mortem showed
ofthe e heart WaS Caused by enlargement
»n TI Jr e T aS . nOt a scrap of P & P er f< >und
in the dead man's clothing and no
marks on the body which could be of
service in identifying him. He was ap
parently about forty-five years old, five
feet ten inches in height, weight 175
PC L U . n , S and had dark brown hair and
whiskers. His clothing waa old and
worn and what there was of it could
™ describ ed with any accuracy.
The body was well kept, and the hands
showed that it had been some time
since any hard work had been done
The watchman in the Burlington yards
twJ man , Walked down tne tra <*
Tuesday evening about 7:30 o'clock and
laid down under the tree where he was
found by the police. After being placed
in the patrol wagon an effort was mad©
by Patrolman Hart to learn the man's
name, but the fellow, who was in great
distress, was not able to speak.
If Remote From Medical Help.
iW y !ff ntlal ls « that you should be' pro
vided with some reliable family medicine
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters is the belt of it 4
class, remedying thoroughly as it does such
™K? a!lments a 3 indigestion, constipation
and biliousness and affording safe and speedy
S < i^ ll^T~ZS b f resa - belov ed wife of Pius
*"* Wednesday, July Ist, aged 81 years!
2 months. Funeral from the residence of
her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Hlnkel, Randolph
and Saratoga avenues, Friday, July 3 at 8-30
ch^na^o-cig 6^ 8^^ 5 ** Sal ' e »
The trustees of the State Savings bank.
Germania Life Big, 4th and Minn. sts. have
declared a semi-annual dividend at the raU
of 4 per cent p. a. for the period end
ing July 1, 1896. Depositors entitled to inter
est will please present their pass-books at th«
bank for entry on or after July 20th. Tha
new interest period begins July 1, 1896. De
posits made on or before July 3 will be en.
titled to 6 months' interest Jan. 1 1597
JULIUS M. GOLDSMITH,
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: '
Notice is hereby given that the co-partner
ship heretofore existing under the firm name
and style of Murray, Eiseman & Co., Car
riage Manufacturers, 429 and 431 Selby ave
nue, St. Paul, Minn., which said co-part
nership was composed of Win. H. Murray
J. G. Eiseman, L. J. Carl and Lemuel A. w\
Tweeddale. has been dissolved by the with
drawal of Wm. H. Murray, and that said co
partnership will be succeeded by Eiseman
Carl & Co., and that all debts due said Mur
| ray, Eiseman & Co., will be collected by
their successors, said Eiseman, Carl & Co.
Wm. H. Murray,
J. G. Eiseman,
L. J. Carl,
Lemuel A. W. Tweeddale.
MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, DEATHS.
Christian Jenson Hilda M. Beckman
[ Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Day Boy
I Mr. and Mrs. Jens Thomas ..Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Egle Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred A. McArdell Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Stienbrenner Girl
Mr. and Mrs. M. Edwards Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Mary Hendricks Girl
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Norin "Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. G. Benz ! Boy
Mr. and Mrs. B. Ploevka Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Valet
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Winter Boy
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. L. S^hafer Boy
Mr. and Mrs. S. Kopilovirh Boys (twins)
Anora Varnum, 656 Deleware st 11 mos
Gust Thorns, Thomas st 24 yra
I Iva Lippy. 653 Reahey st 6 mos
I Mary Bierflarf, 1031 W. 7th st 73 yrs
| Rosa Stipoowltz, 733 Butternut ave 10 mos
, Bernard A. Nieles, 307 University ave.. 53 yra
Mrs. Anna O'Leary, 400 Goodrich ave.. 32 yra
I — -3
Sunday last our store was visited by
a conflagration that necessitated our
suspending operations for a few days,
thereby forcing the public to do with
out their customary Fruit for that
time, or compelling- them to purchase
elsewhere at double the price we
charge. Now, everybody bring your
baskets, sacks or washtubs. We in
augurate this morning a
Fruit F«re Sale!
Remember, our stock was not dam
aged in the slightest degree by either
Fire, Smoke or Water, but we are
compelled to make room for the work
men who will beg-in remodeling the
store in a few days. Hence this sale.
The following are a few of the many
bargains we will offer today:
Fine Ripe Tomatoes, per basket . . 15c (
Apricots, per doeen , , 5 C
Plums, per dozen §q
Watermelons, each jg c
Fineapples, each jg c
Blueberries, 4 quarts 25c
Mediterranean Sweet Oranges, per
w dozen IOC
Best Bananas, per doz 5 C an J |Qc
Best Lemons |Qc and 16c
15 East Seventh Street.