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WOULD WIND IT UP
RUSSELL R. DORR WANTS TO END
THE LIFE INSURANCE CLEAR
HE HAS ISSUED CIRCULARS
SEEKING THE CO-OPERATION OF
THE OTHER STOCK HOLDERS
TO THAT EXD.
TWO STATES HAVE INVESTIGATED
The Affair- of the Company as a
Result of Mr. Dorr's Circu
Examiners Mathews and Comiagore,
of the Ohio and Kentucky insurance
departments, left St Paul yesterday
for home, having just completed an
Inspection of the Life Insurance Clear
ing company, of this city, in connect
ion with acting Life Insurance Com
missioner Lightbourn, of this state.
The inspection was a thorough one,
and occupied a full week. The company
has recently been admitted to do busi
ness in both states, but the inspection,
it now turns out, was the result of cer
tain statements made to the depart
ments of the states named, by Russell
R. Dorr, of this city, himself a heavy
stockholder in the company under in
vestigation. Mr. Dorr was formerly
the president of the company, but was
ousted from that office at the beginning
of the present fiscal year of the com
pany, and while it would be of no ad
vantage to him to have the stock of
the company depreciated, he seems
desirous of having its business wound
up and its risks reinsured in some other
company. By having it denied the right
to solicit business in other states, it
seems, he thinks he can induce the
management to relent in its present
up hill fight, and consent to the wind
ing up of the affairs of the company.
The company was the second of the
kind in America, to enter its unique
field, the taking of what are known
a., "under-average" risks. One com
pany previously made those a special
ty, and since the organization of the
St. Paul company the New York Life
InMirance company has engaged in
the taking of these risks as a side is
sue. Up to Jan. 1, Russell Dorr was
president and general manager of the
company. He retained the second title
until May 15th.
Since his retirement, Mr. Dorr has
issued two circulars to the stock
holders of the company in which he
has advised that the company might
make more money by reinsuring its
risks with some other company, which
would pay it a premium on the busi
ness, than tt is now making, for the
company, being a new one, has just
about reached that stage where the
business is beginning to pay for the
expenses of promoting the concern.
Mr. Dorr does not charge that the com
pany is unsound, or that there is any
danger of its becoming so, but is urg
ing that it would be better for the im
mediate interests of the stockholder
to thus reinsure their risks and wind
up the business of the present concern.
This the present management opposes.
The inspection made by the officials
of three states, was as stated, a
thorough one, and showed what in the
case of a fire Insurance company would
be esteemed an impairment of the
capital stock. That is to say, the income
of the company thus far has not been
equivlent to its heavy expenses, which
are naturally heavier during the earl
ier years of a company, when business
is being pushed. Under the law of this
state, however, the capital stock of a
life insurance company is not charged
up as a liability, and the company,
therefore, appears with a surplus to
its credit. Mr. Lightbourn stated yes
terday that he was of the opinion that
the laws of both Ohio and Kentucky
were the same as to the treatment of
capital stock as those of Minnesota,
but even if they were not the impair
ment of the capital stock of the con
cern was very slight. He could not say
how much from memory, but it was a
Dl Ll TH WATER CASE.
Hearing; Will He Resumed at the
The hearing of the forfeiture proceedings
in the Duluth Water and Gas company case
Will be taken up again tomorrow morning
before Attorney General Childs. The hearing
was left in an unfinished condition about a
month ago on account of a pressure of more
urgent business, and this is the first time
that it has been possible to arrange the hear
ing with satisfaction to the whole of the
Still Fining Cyclists.
Leonora Morton, who claims to be acting
as agent for a Minneapolis bike store, was
fined $2 in the police court for riding on
the sidewalk on University avenue. F. lilihu
forfeited $5 ball which he had put up for
the same offense, and Charles Muller, A.
Meyer, Herman Muller and Martin Olson
were assessed $2 each.
Demnrrer Stricken Ont.
In the _ction of the Robinson and Carey
company against W. H. Grant to recover
$313.13 on a promisory note, Judge Kelly
granted an order yesterday striking out the
demurrer to the complaint as sham and friv
olous and ordered judgment against the de
fendant for the full amount with interest.
Conntable Boyd's Case.
The against Constable W. B. Bovd was
en the tab again in the police court 'yester
day. Boyd's attorney had asked for a stay of
% week, which was up yesterday. He "had
Awarded Highest Honors,
MOST PERFECT MADE.
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40 YEARS THE STANDARD.
been fined $50 or sixty days in the workhouse
and the stay was granted on the ground that
new evidence had been obtained and a motion
would be made for a new trial. Boyd paid
the money on Friday last and up to the time
court adjourned yesterday no motion for a new
trial had been made.
DISTRICT CO.RT ROUTINE.
The following new cases were commenced
Frederick M. Hoblitt vs. Columbus Buggy
company ; action to recover $2,000 alleged to be
due on contract.
Harriet N. Streets, assignee of James E.
Trask vs. Louisa M. Heath and W. F.
Heath; action to recover $225.02 on a promis
Francis Reckitt vs. William H. Cleary; ac
tion to recover $395.50 for rent alleged to be
Marguerite Anderson vs. Luke Buzzell and
Abbie Buzzell; action for specific performance
of a contract
Goes Ont for Ninety Days.
Henry Hillzkotter was sent to the workhouse
yesterday for ninety days for the larceny of
a ring and vest from the room of Oscar Felt
at 301 East Seventh street. Hillzkotter denied
the charge, but the testimony of Mrs. Galla
gher, who saw him in the room just before
the articles were missed, was considered suf
ficient by the court and he went out for three
Sent Back to Prison.
Fred Luersson, arrested for passing small
forged checks on storekeepers, was arraigned
in the police court yesterday morning. He
was turned over to an official from the state's
prison and taken back to that institution. He
was out on parole, and will have to serve an
other year for violating the same.
DIED FROM It AIDES.
1.. H. Loeder. Lone, a Valuable
A valuable setter dog owned by I_.
H. Lueders, of 870 Rice street, died
Sunday night from rabies. Last Thurs
day the dog was taken to Dr. Price
for treatment, the owner saying that it
had been sick for several days. He at
once diagnosed the case as mute rabies
and the animal was quarantined. It
was carefully watched and the disease
developed so fast that on Sunday night
the animal died. In speaking of the
case last evening the doctor said it
was impossible for the dog to have
bitten another animal or person for
the reason that the lower jaw of the
dog was paralized. Mute rabies
differed from the other kind known as
furious, in that animals affected be
come paralyzed, and Instead of rush
ing around and biting, lose control of
the lower jaw and later in the disease
become entirely paralized. The dead
dog, the doctor stated, had evidently
been bitten by another dog having
hydrophobia, but as yet the animal
had not been located.
WAS NOT SO SERIOUS.
Of 200 Shoe-tinker- Only 30 Went
The strike of the operatives employed by
the Sharood & Crooks Shoe company is not
nearly as serious as was reported yesterday.
At first it was announced that 200 employes
had decided to go out on a strike, but in
vestigation shows that not over 3d of the
operatives are out. Many of these are likely
to return to work in a few days, as yesterday
165 of the employes signed an agreement
which signified their willingness to go back
to work. m
The story of the strike differs somewhat
from the first report. It appears that July 29
the proprietors of the shop posted a notice, in
which it was stated that owing to unavoida
ble circumstances it had been found neces
sary to reduce salaries lv per cent, which
cut would hold good, both in the week and
piece departments, until further notice. Some
of the hot-heads urged a strike at once, ir
respective of any conditions which might
have made a cut necessary. Others did not
want to walk out. On Saturday Mr. Sharood
heard of the threatened strike, and asked
the employes to send a committee of three
from each department to his office, saying
he would there, in person, make an explana
tion of the cut in wages. All told, the com
mittee comprised eighteen operatives. They
assembled according to agreement, and Mr.
Sharood informed them that on account of
the difficulty in making collections, the finan
cial depression attendant upon the cam
paign, and bad business all around, he would
be compelled to cut wages in order to keep
the shop running at all; he did not want to
make any profit, he said, out of the reduc
tion. The committee returned to the other
employes and made their report, but a large
number were still clamoring for a strike.
The employes were undecided what to do,
and steps were taken to secure a hall. At
this juncture Mr. Sharood offered the em
ployes the use of the finishing room for a
meeting place, and nearly 200 of the work
men and workwomen gathered there. There
were several speeches in favor of striking,
and many on the other side. The sentiment
stood about even, until Mr. Sharood asked
to be heard. He told the operatives the con
dition of the business, and said that unless
they all stood by him. and did what they
could, the whole business would go under.
At the conclusion of his remarks, he asked
all those who would remain with him. to step
into another room, and about 100 wont. To
those who remained, he made another ap
peal, and. as a result. 119 voted to stay and
56 to strike. Of the latter number, many
have since joined the majority. Yesterday
morning there 165 who reported for work.
They declare that the strike, so called, was
ordered by the 36 who were not satisfied, and
who are the only ones that are out. They
also deny that the union had anything to do
with the strike whatever, as the officers
were not consulted, lt being none of their
RAMSEY COi;XTY*S ARCH.
It Will He » onsplclous In Encamp.
The board of county commissioners spent
the greater part of yesterday in passing upon
a large budget of bills for miscellaneous
work. The board decided to participate in
the efforts of the various counties to beautify
the streets of tnis city with suitable arches
during the G. A. R. encampment. A com
mittee of five, consisting of Messrs. Wright
MeCarron, Ness, Allen and Kellerman, was
appointed to act in the matter.
Contractor Huebner petitioned the board
to assist him in paying the sum due his la
borers for work performed on the Rice street
fill. The amount owing them is $308.05. which
sum. owing to Mr. Huebner's loss of $500
on the contract, he says he is unable to rase
The board thought it would establish a dan!
gerous precedent to reimburse a contractor
for losses sustained in carrying out a con
tract, and accordingly simply received the
j petit-Mi and placed it on file.
Gates A. Johnson Jr. was appointed as the
engineer in connection with the survey to
be made on Cleveland avenue.
THEY SHOT FLEDGLINGS.
AvoUa County Hnnters Encounter
Some startling exhibits of the brutality of
alleged sportsmen were to be seen yesterday
at the office of Executive Agent Fullerton, of
the state game ond fish commission. The ex
hibits were prairie chickens seized In the
possession of three law-breaking hunters
who were captured Sunday in Anoka county.'
The birds were hardiy bigger than an or
dinary hen"- egg. and one would hardly have
made a mouthful when the flesh had been
detached from the bones. It is proposed to
make an example of the men in whose pos
session they were found.
Fell From an Internrhan.
Hugh R. MacGregor. living at 1956 St. An
thony avenue, fell from an Interurban car
at Cromwell and University avenues last
evening at 7 o'clock. The ear was crowded
and MacGregor, who was standing on the
platform, was pushed against the wire gate
with such force as to break it open. He was
thrown to the ground and slightly injured
about the head. He was taken to his home
by a Hamline car.
Rnn Down l>y a Cyclist.
The eleven-year-old son of L.. H. Hart
man, living at 104 West Seventh street, was
run down by a bicycle rider last evening at
Fifth and Franklin streets. The lad was
bruised and cut in the forehead. Tne bi
cyclist did not stop to learn how badly the
child was Injured and his identity could not
be learned. The accident was reported to the
police, but a very meagre description of the
rider was given.
THE SAINT PAOI. GLOBE. TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1896,
STILL IN A JWUDDLE
THE HOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
AND COMMISSIONER COPELAND
IN THE SAME ROOM, AT THAT.
TODAY, HOWEVER, MAYOR DORAN'S
POLICE ARE EXPECTED TO
BE ON HAND
TO STOP THE PEOPLE'S SERVANTS
From Protecting Their Interests-
Mr. Copeland Felt Hart, While
the Spectators Smiled.
The St. Paul department of public
works was working yesterday, but
what it accomplished remains for the
supreme court to reveal.. The new
commissioner of public works discover
ed that he had no monopoly In hts par
ticular line of business. For the board
of public works was also on hand to
look after the city's affairs. The board
and the commissioner both transacted
official business in the same room,
much to the annoyance of the commis
sioner and greatly to the amusement
of the spectators. Both passed upon
the same matters, but here the similar
ity of their proceedings ceased. The
commissioner of public works adjourn
ed the confirmation of the assessments
for the condemnation of Phalen park
and the paving of Oakland avenue.
The board of public works confirmed
the assessments in both cases. Be
tween the two, the interested property
owners are exclaiming, "Where are
This novel situation of affairs devel
oped at the afternoon sessions of the
board of public works and the com
missioner. The commissioner sat with
in the railing at the table over which
the four members of the board were
wont to conduct their deliberations. At
Commissioner Copeland's right sat As
sistant Corporation Counsel Phillips,
while his chief clerk, John Mueller,
flanked him on the left.
The four members of the board of
public works ocupied seats at the long
table In the rear of the room. Pres
ident Gorman sitting at the head of
the table. Stationed at the gate leading
to the space behind the railing was a
burly policeman, not quite so gigantic
in his proportions as Andy Call, but
nevertheless eminently qualified to
tend the door, as he didn't know a
soul except Mr. Copeland, who was the
only one that he permitted to pass.
When City Engineer Rundlett sought
to enter in response to a summons from
Mr. Copeland the big policeman block
ed his progress, and told him he could
"Well, I'm not anxious to pass," re
turned Mr. Rundlett, "only I happen
to be the city engineer and Mr. Cope
land has sent for me."
The officer cast an Incredulous look
at Mr. Rundlett, and then glancing at
a gentleman who stood within the rail
ing, he inquired whether "it" was "all
right," evidently desiring a corrobo
ration of Mr. Rundletfs statement that
he "happened to be the city engineer."
Assured that "it was all right," the
officer lifted the gate off its hinges in
his efforts to find the spring catch, and
Mr. Rundlett passed In.
The two matters before the public
works department were, as already in
timated, the confirmations of the Pha
len park and Oakland avenue paving
assessments. There were from fifteen
to twenty written objections in the
possession of the commissioner of pub
lic works. They were filed with the
board last Friday, but passed, with the
other records into the hands of the
commissioner. C. W. Horr and W. L.
Ames were the spokesmen in behalf of
the objectors to the confirmation of the
Phalen park assessment. Mr. Horr
urged that the confirmation be de
ferred until after the fall election, in
the hope that the times would improve.
He maintained that to confirm the as
sessment at the present time and pro
ceed to collect it would cause many
owners of mortgaged property to lose
it entirely and would inflict a great
hardship upon them. Mr. Ames spoke
in the same strain.
Commissioner Copeland was tree to
confess that he did not fully compre
hend the status of the Phalen park
matter and therefore announced that
the confirmation would be continued
until Tuesday. Aug. 11. at 2 p. m.
The principal objectors to the con
firmation of the assessment for pav
ing Oakland avenue were Judge Willis
and A. G. Otis. Both had filed written
objections, basing them on the ground
that the contract was illegal because
there was no sum set apart in the tax
estimate for 1896 with which to pay the
assessment levied on the city's proper
ty which abuts on Oakland avenue.
Mr. Otis further objected because some
of his property was erroneously as
sessed for a water connection charge
able to another piece of property. In
view of this error. Commissioner Cope
land likewise declared the confirmation
of the Oakland avenue assessment con
tinued until the same date and hour as
the Phalen park confirmation.
While all this was going on, the board
of public works was in session at the
i long table in the rear of the room,
Walter F. Erwin, the former deputy
cierk, filling the office of chief clerk
to which the board had elected him in
the forenoon. On the table lay several
written objections to the confirmation
! of the assessments In question. At this
I juncture Jared How, the attorney for
' the board, held a brief private con
j ference with Mr. Copeland, asking the
latter for permission to make a state
| ment, informing those present who had
j objections to make of the exact status
of affairs, in order that they might
i protect themselves by also filing their
j objections with the board of public
works. Mr. Copeland refused to grant
j the desired permission. Mr. How as
sured Mr. Copeland that he would be
courteous in all he had to say, but Mr.
Copeland withheld his consent.
Mr. How then waited until there was
, a lull in the proceedings, when he an
j nounced audibly, that the people
' present could make their objections be-
I fore the board as well as the commis
] sioner of public works.
Thereupon Mr. Otis, who had finished
: stating his objections to the commis
j sioner, proceeded to the rear of the
| room and presented them to the board
Yof public works. This action displeased
; Mr. Copeland mightily. Advancing to
i the counter, Mr. Copeland declared in
I loud tones:
"I wish it understood that I don't
recognize the old board of public works
in any way, manner or form. The hear
ing in this matter ls adjourned as far
as I am concerned."
President Gorman, of the board of
public works arose at once and said:
"Mr. Copeland, I wish to say that we
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want it understood that the board of
public works is not acting here with
the intention of showing any disre
spect to you personally."
"I don't recognize you Mr. Gorman,"
retorted Mr. Copeland.
"Well," quickly replied Capt. Gorman,
"I merely make the statement to show
there is no discourtesy to you. I simply
make lt as a gentleman."
This sharp rejoinder was unanswered
and the board of public works proceed
ed with its business. Mr. Otis, however,
replied to Mr. Copeland 's remark that
he did not recognize the old board of
public works, with the statement that
he, Otis, filed his objections with the
board of public works in order to pro
tect his rights which he could scarcely
be expected to neglect.
The board then confirmed the assess
ment for paving Oakland avenue, and
tcok similar action with reference to
the Phalen park assessment, notwith
standing the formal objections filed.
Then the board adjourned to meet at
10 a. m. today at the same place.
Whether the board will carry out Its
intention' in this respect remains to
be seen. If Mr. Copeland has his way,
the board will not meet again in any
of the rooms belonging to the public
works department. After the affair
was over yesterday, Mr. Copeland said
that the old board had no business to
hold meetings in his office and inter
fere with the business of the depart
ment. He considered it discourteous
and declared that he would not tole
rate it again.
Assemblyman Arosin, who happened
in at the time, was even more indig
nant. He remarked that if he were
the commissioner of public works he
would have the members of the board
thrown out bodily.
Aid Markham maintains that the
board should not be permitted to meet
anywhere in the court house building
and he Informed Jared How last even
ing that the police would protect Com
missioner Copeland today and that the
old board of public works would not be
permitted to meet in the court house.
Mr. How says that the board insists
on meeting, not only to protect Its
rights, but also those of the people, as
lf the law abolishing the board should
be declared unconstitutional, all the
proceedings and business transacted
by the commissioner would be invalid.
Things had come to a pretty pass if
the police were to prevent the people
from protecting their rights.
In the forenoon the board of public
works met and their first' act was to
declare the office of chief clerk vacant
by removing John A. Mueller from the
office. W. F. Erwin was elected to fill
the vacancy. Clerks Edward Dahl and
O. Savard reported for duty under the
board, while Clerks A W. Mortinsen
and P Aichele were appointed by Mr.
Copeland to their former positions.
PARK BOARD GOES AHEAD.
Advised to Pay No Attention to the
The park board held a regular meet
ing last night. The first matter brought
to its attention Vas the ordinance re
cently passed, adopting the act of 1895,
abolishing the board of public works
and creating a department of public
works which includes a park board to
be appointed by the mayor. Before
transacting any business the board
a.ked Assistant Corporation Attorney
Phillips for advice as to the proper
action of the board in view of the or
dinance. Mr. Phillips advised the board
to proceed to transact its business in
the usual manner.
A discussion relative to the necessity
of properly lighting the parks resulted
in the adoption of the following reso
lution: Resolved that the common
council is respectfully and urgently re
quested to provide and maintain two
electric lights in each of the following
parks: Rice, Irvine, Central, Lafayette,
Smith and Summit— at least from the
15th of Aug. to the first of October.
A resolution was adopted instructing
the superintendent of parks to remove
the iron fence around Summit park,
and to improve and sod the strip of
land which has been added to the park
by the new arrangement of the curb
in the repairing of Summit avenue.
As the pump at Lake Como is in
adequate to supply the lake and to
furnish the water needed for other pur
poses, the superintendent of parks and
the president of the park board were
authorized to ascertain what it would
cost to purchase a pump with a ca
pacity of 3,000,000 gallons a day.
Bills amounting to $693.12 were al
lowed and the July pay rolls, amount
ing to $4,308.17, were approved.
BURYING THE DEAD.
Bridgeton is Given Over to Public
BRIDGETON. N. J., Aug. 3.— This was ob
served as a day of general mourning for
victims of the Atlantic City railroad horror.
The whole town was draped with emblems of
grief and business places were closed. Great
crowds were on the street watching the
funeral processions. Eight more victims were
buried today, making a total of twenty-five in
in this vicinity. Today's services, included a
triple interment, that of W. C. Loper and his
wife and their little nephew, Harvey Hughes,
who had filled the place of their dead child.
The First Methodist church was packed,
hundreds being unable to gain admittance.
Pastor W. C. Schulz officiated, assisted by
three other clergymen. Such a sight as three
hearses leading a * funeral procession had
never been seen here before.
ATLANTIC CITY, Aug. 3.— The inquest into
the Reading wreck is being held on the bodies
of Phillip H. Goldsmith, of Brldgeton, and
others who have been identified. An agree
ment, made on June 11, 1886, between the
Reading road and the West Jersey railroad
by which the West Jersey was permitted to
cross the Reading tracks in order to connect
with the Camden and Atlantic, was read, as
were also the signal rules. The trains of the
Reading were given precedence at this cros
sing over those of the West Jersey. E. O.
Dayton, superintendent of the West Jersey
road, said the signals could be seen a mile
away, and that a train running at fifty miles
an hour could be stopped within 1,800 feet of
the point where the brakes were applied.
Tlie Green Bay Road Matter to Be
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. Aug. 3.— Judge Sea
man in the United States court today gave
Attorney Strauss, of New York, counsel for
William S. Lowrv and the first mortgage bond
holders of the Green Bay, Winona & St.
Paul railroad, permission to examine the re
port of Special Master Hoyt with a view to
moving for the reopening of the report. Mr.
Strauss is desirous of cross-examining some
of the witnesses who gave testimony in the
examination of the accounts of the Farmers'
Loan and Trust company, the receiver and
trustees, and who were not subjected to a
Jndee Pratt Is Dead.
NEW YORK, Aug. 3.— Justice Calvin A.
Pratt, of the appellate division of the state
supreme court, died today suddenly of apop
lexy, at Rochester, aged fifty-six. justice
Pratt went from his Brooklyn home to
Rochester a week ago for his health, which
had been poor for years, owing to a wound
he received in the late war. In politics Judge
Pratt was a Democrat. He had a distin
guished war record, and left the army _lth
the rank of brigadier general.
Grand Army Encampment.
Attend the G. A. R. encampment and
the Great Minnesota State Fair. The
Globe will present you with both
railroad tickets and admission tickets
absolutely free. Read ad in another
Hot Weather Mortality.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Aug; 3.— Dr. Jordan, chief
dispensary phvsl.ian. made a report today
showing that during the hot spell last week
135 cases of sunstroke were treated at the dis
pensary. Of this number 18 are known to
have resulted fatally.
Sulci Ire on Lookout Mountain.
CHATTANOOGA, Term., Aug. 3.— H. G.
Young, a well-known brcker and former city
official, committed suicide this afternoon on
Lookout mountain near the inn, by shooting
himself through the heart.
Wives of Veterans
Will be furnished free railroad fare to
the G. A. R. encampment by the
Globe. See ad for explanation.
COL. LIGGETT'S HONOR.
He Is Now n Member of Commander
General order No. 12, issued by Com
mander-in-Chief Walker, July 30, was
received at G. A. R. headquarters yes
terday. In addition to the announce
ment of the appointment of Col. Will
lam M. Liggett, of this city, on the
staff of aides-de-camp who will serve
during the encampment, the order
speaks In the following complimentary
terms of the work of preparation be
ing done by the local committee of ar
The citizens' committee at St. Paul, having
in charge the thirtieth national encampment,
finds Its affairs in a gratifying state of for
wardness, and Indications point to a very
large attendance at this encampment. Local
details could not be In much better condi
tion. The accommodations committee, and
to some extent the parade and review com
mittee, are hampered by lack of informa
tion as to the number of comrades desiring
free quarters, and also the number desiring
horses and equipments for the parade. It
department commanders would forward to
General E. C. Mason, president of the St.
Paul citizens' committee, estimates of the
number of veterans to be in attendance and
desiring free quarters, lt would be of Ines
timable value to him In arranging his plans
for accommodations, also for the parade,
and for such other matters as may be neces
Secretary Pinney desires to state for
the benefit of those who have not yet
informed themselves regarding the se
curing of cots for the accommodation
of visitors to the encampment that the
G. A. R. committee will only furnish
cots for the old soldiers who are as
signed free quarters. Every day there
are a number of requests received at
headquarters from private individuals
and church organizations for cots, evi
dently made under the impression that
the committee on accommodation was
supplying sleeping furnishings free of
charge. This is a mistaken idea and
the committee gives out the following
figures at which wire cots may be
rented from local dealers: From Sept.
1 to 10 inclusive, c«t $1; blankets 25
cents each; pillows 25 cents each.
» * *
A meeting of the committee on deco
ration of the second ward was held
last evening for the purpose of decid
ing upon the ornamentations for the
Van Buren school which will be given
over to the accommodation of the vet
erans during the encampment. Sev
eral unique plans for producing an ar
tistic adornment of the building were
discussed, one of which will be adopted
later. The decoration of the Van Bu
ren scho»l is the first step in the direc
tion of extensive decorations for the
entire ward which will be undertaken
in the near future.
• • *
The parade map has been finally re
vised and will be ready for distribution
tomorrow. It will contain the line of
march to be traversed by the veterans
in the course of the grand reviews, as
well as the location of all points of in
terest along the line of march. Every
state department will be furnished
with a copy of the map.
* * *
The survivors of the United States
signal corps, in service during the war,
will be assigned a distinct position in
the parade as an official army organi
* * *
The design for the formal invitations
to the encampment has not yet been
decided upon, but the personages to
whom they will be sent were an
nounced yesterday. They are the pres
ident of the United States, the mem
bers of congress, governors of each of
the states and others of prominence in
public life. The ladies of the invita
tion committee will send formal invi
tations to Mrs. Cleveland and the
widows of deceased heroes including
Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Sheri
dan and Mrs. Custer.
• • *
Post No. 103. Department of Illinois,
yesterday notified the accommodation
committee that it would send thirty
old soldiers to the encampment. Post
No. 125, of Medford, Wis., has also
asked for quarters for twenty veterans.
* • *
Allowances were yesterday made the
committee on halls and camp fires for
the Auditorium, $500; vocal music for
camp fires, $100; painting outside of
Auditorium, $130; carriage hire, $75;
janitor service, $75; miscellaneous,
$218.70. Total, $1,148.70. The lowest es
timate of the committee for the above
purposes was $2,997.52, but it was found
advisable to curtail expenses in this
department and the decorations will
necessarily be on a somewhat smaller
scale than was at first planned.
• • *
The printing committee will meet
this afternoon at 4 o'clock for the pur
pose of listening to reports on the pro
gress of the souvenir book of the en
Chairman Shandrew, of the parades
and review committee, has issued a
circular letter to the commander of G.
A. R. state departments notifying them
that every arrangement has been com
pleted for supplying horses for the re
view. A thoroughly equipped mount
will be furnished visiting officials for
$7, the saddle, blanket and bridle be
coming the property of those hiring the
horses at this rate. Without the
equipment horses may be secured for
• « *
A joint meeting of the G. A. R. commit
tees on accommodation and decoration of the
Sixth ward was held at the residence of
Mayor Doran, State and Congress streets, last
evening for the purpose of considering the
final arrangements of the ward for the en
tertainment of visitors to the encampment.
A thorough canvass has secured quarters in
private families for 3,000 strangers and ac
commodation for an additional 150 was re
ported at the meeting of last evening. As
chairman of the ladles' committee on decora
tion, Mrs. Doran reported that portions of
the ward had signified the Intention of ap
propriately decorating the houses and streets,
while the general committee had undertaken
the adornment of the river bluff in such a
manner as would make it conspicuous from
the city side of the river. A fuller report of
the committee, Mrs. Doran stated, would be
In regard to assuming charge of the wom
an's headquarters for one day during the
encampment and the furnishing of light re
freshment to the women visitors. Mrs. Do
ran also reported that the ladles of the Sixth
ward were making active preparations to
make their day one of the most successful of
Chairman Horr, of the general committee
on accommodations, was present at the Sheet
ing and spoke briefly of the work of caring
for the large numbers of visitors expected at
the encampment and warmly congratulated
the residents of the Sixth ward for the
promptitude which had characterized their
assistance to the general committee.
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Fair with your railroad ticket and ad
mission tickets furnished by the
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drink at all time?. Received th„ highes* award
in competition with the thousands of table waters at
the World's Fair, In 1893.
If your grocer does not keep tt, send to
JACOB RIES BOTTLING WORKS,
•cle Proprietors, SHAKOPfifi, MINN,
(Silk Headquarters of the Northwest) Globe- 8-_-'96.
Sixth and Robert Streets, St. Paul.
SILKS! SILKS! SILKS!
Our Silk buyer is now in the Eastern markets, and will
put forth every effort to procure the best thing's in Silks for
Fall and Winter. As is our custom, we will close out all our
Novelty Silks— about 5,000 yards — at only a fraction of cost.
They cost us from $1.25 to $3.50 a yard. Today at 9 a. m. they
will be put on the center tables
At 29c, 56c, 66c, 89c, $1.18 and $1.69
a yard. Some are so delicate that we are obliged to keep them
on the shelves. Just ask the salesmen for them.
Second Floor Specials. ORIENTAL RUGS,
On sale Tuesday in the Cloak De- In Carpet Size.
partment, our entire stock of Girls'
Wash Dresses in three lots, at You can buy Oriental Rugs here
4_ . O «l __ o«-l * O .a for the entire coverin 8- of Your floor
$1.29, $1.09 and $2.39. at a little more than the cost of the
Regular prices were up to $5.00. domestic. The two great advan-
Boys' Wash Suits, the $2.50 tages in Oriental Rugs are: They
and $3.00 kinds, for SI 59 wea _ for a llfetime ; th e colors do
The $3.50 and $4.00 kinds j£ impr ° Ye With
or $2. 19 We cordially welcome visitors to
The $4. 50 kind for $2.50 our Rug Department
A PECULIAR CUSTOM.
The Important Part Played by
Cheese In Swiss Festivities.
I. C. Heer, of Zurich, in one of his
recent interesting articles about Zer
matt and the people who live under
the shadow of the Matterhorn, speaks
of a curious custom prevailing there,
in which "cheese" is an important fac
tor, says the Washington Star.
The standing of a family is Judged
according to the age of the cheese it
can show, and the honor in which a
guest is held is distinctly evidenced
by the age of the cheese served to him.
There are families of whom it is said
that they yet have cheese of the last
century in store, which, however, is
only served on great occasions, such as
festivals at the birth of a first child,
wedding and death feasts. Whenever
a child is born, a cheese named after
it Is expressly prepared and stored
away. No portion of this, unless the
child previously dies, is served until
the marriage of its namesake, when
each guest must partake of a small
piece of each of the cheeses -named and
stored away for the groom and the
bride of their respective parents; this
is the nature of a benediction. The re
mainder of these two cheeses is then
carefully stored away, not to be touched
again until after the groom or bride
dies, when it is served to those attend
ing the funeral, and reverently par
taken of in remembrance of the de
An Important function of cheese in
Zermatt is its service in courtships.
It there serves as a substitution for
flowers. The man "pops the question"
by presenting his sweetheart with a
piece of cheese, neatly put up in a pack
age. The girl, when proposed to, does
not respond by either word or flower;
if the suitor is accepted, it is a bit of
cheese, slyly given, that serves as the i
symbol of acceptance. An engagement
is effected as follows: The suitor begs
of the girl's father permission to din.
with the family on a Sunday. A refusaJ
is equivalent to an insult, and fre
quently entails enmity for life. Hence,
even if the swain is not acceptable, he
may be allowed to partake of a Sunday
dinner with the family. But that does
not settle the matter. Will the head
of the family serve cheese to the suit
or? That is the all-important question
which agitates the two young people
desirous of betrothal. The dinner is
protracted beyond the usual time. The
pater famillas talks about all manner of
things, but never a mention of cheese.
The young couple are getting anxious
and restless. Unless cheese is served
it plainly signifies the suitor is wel
come as a friend of the family, but not
wanted as a son-in-law. The suspense
continues until the mother casts a long
ing eye upon the father, who ther)
slowly rises; but, oh, Joy! beckons the
others to keep seated. He quietly goes
to the quaint old cupboard in the cor
ner and brings forth a chunk of his
oldest cheese and serves a piece to
each of the two happy young people.
This seals, as It were, the betrothal;
whereupon he serves the others, brings
forth a bottle of his choicest wine, and
all drink to the health of the newly
betrothed. Verily, the uses cheese ls
put to in this world are manifold!
A HORRIBLE THOIGHT.
Was Afraid He Had Committed a
Grave Error of Jadgmcut.
For a long lime he remained with his
face buried in his hands, evidently a
prey to harrowing thoughts. When he
finally looked up his face was drawn
"What is the matter?" they inquired,
as they gathered around.
"It is horrible!" was all he could say.
"What ls horrible?" they asked.
"What fearful things have you done?"
"It was an error of Judgment," he
pleaded, as if arguing to himself; "it
was a mistake that might be made by
any one else in these days, but it is
distressing to think of it, nevertheless."
"Have you let a train go through an
open switch?" they cried.
"Would that it were only that!" he !
answered with a sigh.
Then one of them noticed that he j
wore his bicycle togs and said with i
"1 know it all now. He was caught
riding on the boulevard without his
"Worse," replied the sad youth.
"Last evening in the gloaming I chased
a beautiful thing in bloomers."
"Yes. What cf it?"
"I was sure that I knew her, and she
had tantalized me long enough to make
"I caught her Just where the shadows
were the deepest."
"And then — "
"Well, you knew what a man usually
does to a girl that he thinks has been
flirting with him when he catches her
alone In the dark for a minute."
"Of course, but I don't know why he
should regret It, as you appear to."
"Well, that's because, when the vis
ion broke away and passed under the
light at the next corner, you were
never overcome by the fearful suspic
ion that in the excitement of the mom
ent you had mistaken a pair of knicker
bockers for a pair of bloomers, and
consequently had to live in constant
fear of what a boy might spring on you
at some inopportune moment."
DOUBT COST LIFE.
Was InwlllinK to Believe His Friend
Had Been Shocked.
j New York Journal.
Albert Wcods, proprietor of a pho
tograph gallery at Washington Park,
in Philadelphia, and Richard Menzie,
a visitor to the resort, were schocked
to death the other night in a singular
Menzie visited the photograph gal-
lery, and, as he approached the place;/
threw out his hand and scraped a'
wire screen. He had no sooner touched
the wire covering than he was thrown
a distance of ten feet, screaming with
A crowd gathered about him and in'
a few minutes the proprietor of the!
gallery came out to learn the cause ot
the commotion. He was told that'
Menzle, who was unconscious, had!
been shocked by touching the screen*
He was unwilling to believe it and so
touched the screen himself and was
thrown heavily backward.
Both men were taken to the Samar
itan hospital, but when that institu .
tion was reached they were both dea<_.
The wire which feeds the arc lights
in the gallery, it was found, had bey
come unfastened and had fallen across'
the screen, charging it with 1,400 volts*
— -__»_ __
Children Cry foi
Railway Clerks Going to Tetonk_w
After full consideration of the merits ot
the different places for an outing, the Rail
way Clerks' association has selected Lake
Tetonka, at Waterville. They, with their
families and friends, will go down by special
train over the Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R.,
leaving St. Paul at 7:30 and Minneapolis
8 a, m., Sunday, August 16, returning train
will leave Waterville in the evening. AU
friends of the association are cordially in
HOME SEEKERS' EXCURSION,
On Aug. 4 the "Soo" Line will sell tickets
to points ir North Dakota, Wisconsin and
Michigan for one fare, plus $2.00, for the round 1
trip. Step-over . allowed at and west of El
bow Lake and at and east of Turtle Lake,
Tickets good to return on or before Aug. 25.
For rates, tickets and full information call at
"Soo" Line Ticket Office, 398 Robert street
Harvest Laborer n.
Commencing Aug. 1 the Soo line will sell
one-way tickets $5 to points in Minnesota
and North Dakota. Call at 398 Robert street.
-Otel Ryan. '
The Borton Liquor Cure.
Vegetable remedies, better than gold. In*
stitute, 340 West Third st.
"Wonderful Lot? Jam,
A log jam nearly one mile in length has
formed in the St. Croix river, at Tav'.or'a
Falls, and a large crew of men are . ork-ng
on it. As this is a curious sight, it has at
tracted n-tnercus visitors to Taylor's Falls,
and, as there is little prospect of a break
before the end o! the week, still larger crowds
Trains for Taylor's Falls leave union depot
at 9 a. m., 2:15 p. m. and 5:30 p. in. Leav
ing Taylor's Falls returning at 6:45 a. m.,
11:40 a. m. and 7:03 p. m. Rate, $1.35 round
Via Soo line to points in Minnesota and
North Dakota for harvest laborers. Call at
398 Robert street. Hotel Ryan.
Northern Pacific Railroad.
On Aug. 4 the Northern Pacific railroad will
sell homeseekers excursion tickets at one
fare for the round trip plus $2.00 to all points
Staples and west up to Pembina, Leeds, Oakes,
Milnor and Jamestown. Tickets are good 21
days, and good for stop overs at or west of
Staples on going trip. City ticket office No.
162 East Third street
A Fine Picture.
An excellent colored lithograph of the
steamship "Empress of Japan," one of
the Canadian Pacific Ralway Co.'s
magnificent Pacific liners sailing be
tween Vancouver, B. C, and Japanese
and Chinese ports, has recently been
issued by the passenger traffic depart
ment of the Company. It is a faithful
reproduction of a painting by Fred.
Pansing, a well-known New York
artist, portraying the departure of the
"Empress" from Vancouver harbor.
The work is well executed, the coloring
artistic, and the picture which is in
tended for prominent display would
be an acquisition to the walls of any
place of public resort.
KENNEDY— In this city, Monday, Aug. 3,
1896, at the family residence, 220 Virginia
avenue, Madell, only child of John A. and
Delia T. Kennedy, aged twelve years. Fun
eral tomorrow, Wednesday, from residence
at 9 o'clock. Services at St. Joseph's
SHIELDS— At his late residence near Men
dota, Sunday, Aug. 2, at 2 p. m., John
Shields, aged eighty-four years. Funeral
from above residence at 9:30 a. m., Tuesday,
Aug. 4. Services at St. Peter's church,
Mendota, at 10:30 o'clock.
MARRIAGES. BIRTHS, DEATHS.
Martin Mohn, Anna Carlson.
Anthony Bandon Lemoine, Roso Fiddler.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Filling Boy
Mr. and Mrs. John B. March Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Setterholm I toy
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Price Hoy
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Loux Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Larson Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Christian M. Selling.. Girl
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Adams Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Milton Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ross Roy
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bakstrom Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gustafscn Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Serenberg Girl
Mr. and Mrs Wm. Richards Boy
Mr. and Mrs. John Warn Boy
Babies Rekow, 304 Aurora ay 4 mos
Otto Geo. Kuehn, 484 Lynnhurst ay.
_.**.. _S L' 10 mos
Rudoiph Johnson. 307 Tatum st 3 yrs
Oliver Mosser, 556 Martin st % pio*