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YEAR'S GOLD RAIDS
rnovaLEs over the reserve
REVIEWED BY THE TREASUR
ER'S ANNUAL. REPORT.
A DEFICIT OF $25,203,246.
seventeen- millions less than
that for the preceding
Monetary stock; of the nation
More Than Two Billions, ot Which
About Two-Thirds Is ln Actual
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28.— The an
nual report of Daniel N. Mor
gan, treasurer of the United States,
shows that the net ordinary revenues
of the government during the fiscal
year which ended June 30, 1896, to have
been $326,976,200 and the expenditures
$352,179,446, leaving a deficiency for the
year of $25,203,246, or $17,601,977 less
than during the preceding fiscal year.
The report shows that during the last
fiscal year there was an increase of
$7,863,134 in the receipts of customs, an
increase of $2,341,192 from internal reve
nue sources; an increase of $2,479,622
from miscellaneous sources and a loss
of $97,823 from the sale of public lands,
making the net increase in the receipts
$13,586,125. The decrease in the expen
ditures amounted to $4,015,852.
The report shows the total receipts
from the first $50,000,000 loan of 1894
tn have been $58,660,917; the second loan
of $50,000,000 of 1894, $58,719,710; the loan
of $62,315,400 for 1895, $65,428,056, and the
100,000,000 loan of *f896, $111,355,612. The
total receipts * from the several bond
kales were $294,164,295. The report says:
While the cash balance in the treas
ury has afforded a comfortable work
ing fund and would have done so with,
out augmentation from loans, the gold
reserve has been the cause of much
concern, and has been maintained only
at the cost of a fresh issue of bonds,
and by the voluntary contributions o_
banks and financial institutions. With
the exception of a brief period in the
autumn of 1895 and another in the
spring of 1896, the ruling rates of
foreign exchange were such througn
out the year as to permit, if not re
quire, the export of gold. The move
ment began in volume the first week
ln August and continued with a short
Interruption till toward the end of Jan.
At first the demands upon the treas
ury for gold were limited to the wants
of exporters, but in December con
siderable withdrawals began to be
made by others, the amount increasing
during January and rising in February
•when heavy payments were made into
the treasury for bonds, to nearly $20,>
000,000 for the month. Under this
drain, the reserve gradually sank un
til February 10, 1896, when it stood at
*44,563,493. It was then rapidly built
up from the proceeds of the sale ot
bonds and rose to $128,713,709 by March
31. After inconsiderable variations in
the reserve during April the export of
gold was resumed on May 1, and thl3
movement, together with the continued
■withdrawals not for export, again put
in operation the process of depletion.
There was an almost daily decline un
til July 23, when the official figures for
the reserve were $89,669,975.
At this point the bankers of the
principal cities joined together in a
movement of relief, the result being
that the banks and financial institu
tions deposited gold in exchange for
paper currency, and restored the re
serve to $110,782,403 by Aug. 4. After
the discontindance of these operations
the free gold again declined gradually
to $100,957,561, where it stood Sept. 1.
In the latter half of August there oc
curred a favorable turn in foreign ex
change, which had the effect, first, of
checking the outflow of gold, and, later,
of setting in motion a rapid current In
the opposite direction. As some of the
imported material was brought for the
purpose of supplying the inland de
mand for currency, and as the prefer
ence which later was manifested in the
Interior for gold, had not yet become a
factor in the situation, a great part of
the early inflow found its way into the
treasury in exchange for paper.
In the fifteen months ending with
September last, the withdrawals of
gold from the treasury in redemption
of United States notes and treasury
notes amounted to the immense sum
of $192,972,205, while the net gains of
gold from all sources attained a total
The public debt outstanding June 30,
1896, is shown to have been $1,769,840,-
SB3, and on June 30, 1895, $1,676,120,840.
According to the revised estimates
rf the department, the composition and
distribution of the monetary stock on
June 30, 1896, was as follows:
In Treas- In Cir
ury Mints. dilation.
Gold coin $112,589,974 $454,905,064
Gold bullion 32,102,926
Silver dollars 378,673,137 52,116,904
Franional silver coin. 15.767,056 C 0,204,451
Silver bullion 120,933,958 1,032,565
Total metallic 660,067,051 568,258,984
United States notes .. 122,431.148 224,249,868
Trt a*urv notes of 1890. 34,638,033 95,045,247
National bank notes .. 10,832.425 215.168,122
Gold certificates 620,070 42,198,119
Silver certificates 11,962,313 330,657,191
Currency certificates.. 320.000 31,900,000
Total paper 180,803,989 9*39,208,547
Aggregate 840,871,040 1,507,647,531
The total stock, therefore, is $2,348,
--138,571 as- -compared with $2,399,704,688
on June 30, 1895. Since the close of the
fiscal year this loss has been fully re
covered chiefly by the importation of
gold. The net proceeds of the national
bank notes redeemed during the year
were $107,881,028, the largest amount for
any like period in ten years, and with
the exception of three years, the larg
est since 1879. The expense to the banks
of redemptions will be $1.12% per $1,000.
The appendix to the report contains
a number of new tables which will be
found exceedingly valuable to persons
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derful cure by "77" for Colds. Have
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city. One man to whom I sold it upon
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cious cure for Colds, Grippe, Influenza,
Catarrh, Coughs, Sore Throat.
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A small bottle of pleasant pellets, fits the vest
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tor. WUIUm & Johii SU., K«W York.
specially interested In the financial af
fairs of the government
TAX ON BEER.
It Is tbe Democratic Idea, of In
crea«l__gr tbe Revenue.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28— Senator
Sherman, ohairman of the Republican
caucus, said today that no doubt there
would be a caucus called as soon as
congress convened to ascertain the
wishes of Republican senators as to a
course of procedure and to adjust, if
possible, differences of opinion. He
said the deficiency in revenue ought to
be remedied as soon as possible.
Senator Harris, a Democratic mem
ber of the finance committee, said that
he would resist by every legitimate
means any measure calculated to in
crease the tariff. He added that if
more revenue was needed, it could be
easily secured by the increase of the
tax on beer.
Senator Pugh, of Alabama, predicted
that there will be no tariff legislation
at this session, and added, that he will
vote for increasing the tax on beer.
The senator was asked concerning
Cuba, and expressed his sympathy with
the island, but said he did not favor
any action by the United States which
would involve the country in war. This
is directly opposite from the position
of his colleague, Senator Morgan, who
believes that recognition of Cuba would
mean war with Spain, but favors lt
Representative Catchings, of Missis
sippi, says there will be no tariff legis
lation at the short session, nor an addi
tional tax imposed on beer. The Re
publicans, he says, will raise more rev
enue by Increased tariff duties.
Appointments for Minnesota.
Special to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28.— Charles R. Hans
com, of Willmar, Minn., has been appointed
a railway mail clerk. Bowman Glidden has
been appointed night watchman at the Flan
dreau Indian schools in place of Samuel H.
Weston, dismissed. Harvey M. Allen has
been appointed watchman in the postofflce
building at Minneapolis.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 28.— The monthly
statement shows the collections for the month
of October, 1896, to have been $13,275,205, a de
crease as Compared with October, 1895, of
$475,008. For the four months ending Oc
tober 31, there was a decrease in the total
receipts of $424,600.
ST. PAUL REALTY.
That the feeling in the St. Paul
realty market has been materially
strengthened is best evidenced by sev
eral transactions which have been clos
ed the past week; as well as several
ethers still on the tapis, which rumor
says will become known within a short
time, and which will have the effect
of recalling the old time activity in
While it is true that the agents
scarcely expect any unwanted activity
much before the opening of the new
year, there is still considerable inquiry,
pointing to a willingness on the part
of those who have money to invest to
buy good property in and near the
Perhaps the most important deals
made during the past few days were
the purchase by C. F. Mahler, of the
G-eist property on Seventh street and
the lease of a corner on Sixth and
Cedar streets, taken out by E. E.
Smith, who has become quite a factor
ln St. Paul properties.
The Seventh street transaction ls
in the nature of an Investment, while
the other deal anticipates the construc
tion of a building which will serve to
strengthen the claim of Sixth street
as a business street
Other dickers of minor Importance
have been begun, and serve to indicate
the trend of sentiment in the direction
of greater confidence, and later on
stiffened realty values.
From the agents generally comes the
report that Inquiry is more sincere,
and results in increased business, es
pecially in good improved property. The
land men, too, say they can now sell
well located farms and acre property.
Late In the week a deal which has
been hanging fire several months was
closed by which Charles F. Mahler, late
of the firm of Field, Mahler & Co.,
comes into the possession of a valuable
strip of property on East Seventh
street, which formerly belonged to
Emil Geist, the Jeweler.
The property, which consists of a
25-foot lot, running back 125 feet, on
which is a three-story brick building,
on Seventh, between Cedar and Min
nesota streets, was sold through Wil
liam N. Armstrong, and is bought by
Mr. Mahler as an investment. Mr.
Geist immediately upon the consum
mation of the deal secured a lease of
the building for two years.
The consideration was $23,500, which
is a trifle more than Mr. Mahler offer
ed for the property shortly before elec
tion. It is understood that he has ln
mind several other pieces of property,
being of the opinion that the return
ing good times will have the effect of
advancing St. Paul values.
Another new building on Sixth street,
and to be built for a purpose which
will bring joy to the merchants on that
thoroughfare, is one to be erected the
coming spring and for which ground
will be broken this week. Directly
across Cedar street from the new Sav
ings Bank of St. Paul, E. E. Smith has
leased the property, and means to
erect a substantial building which will
occupy forty feet on Sixth and seventy
on Cedar, and which will be used by
Carl Neumann, the restaurant man, for
the establishment of a cafe on the Ger
man plan. He will use the entire build
ing, which will be constructed of steel,
brick and glass.
The establishment will be unique, be
ing patterned after cafes in Eastern
The building will cost $25,000. The
fronts will be almost entirely of glass,
the ceilings of steel, in various pat
terns, and the inside finish will be in
black walnut, so that the furnishing
will cost $10,000, in addition to the orig
inal cost of the building. It is expected
it will be finished by May 1.
The following is from the Improve
E. E. Smith has let the contract to
erect a building on Sixth and Cedar
streets. Hugh Grant was the lowest
bidder on the original plans, which
j have been revised. Specifications: 40x70,
I two stories and basement, pressed
brick, stone trimmings, plate glass, iron
beams and columns, steel celling. The
interior will be of harwoods, black wal
nut or otherwise. The building will be
used by Carl Neumann as a cafe. Her
mann Krctz & Co., architects. Cost
Cass Gilbert, architect, reports the
new Northern Pacific building nearly
enclosed. The Butler-Ryan company is
pushing the work and the fireprooflng
company has a large force at work.
The heating and plumbing men are do
ing their roughing in. Jones & Win
i ters are doing the electric wiring.
John Engqulst, 3115 Nicollet avenue.
Minneapolis, has the general contract
! to build a cottage on Raymond avenue,
, St. Anthony Park, for W. H. Grunha
gen. It will be 22x36, story and a half,
frame, with stone foundation, hardwood
floors, leaded glass and mantel. Cost,
Thomas Fitzpatrlck & Son secured
the general contract for alterations and
' improvements in the three-story brick
store building at Jackson and" Sixth
streets. Work has been begun. W. 11.
1 Konantz will occupy the build;- "•->,•
Fransen & Peterson, 158 Ea i
street, have secured the general co
► tract, except heating and plumbing, io
, build Dr. Andrew Henderson's re?i
, donee on Marshall, near Prior avenu;*.
i Louis Lockwood, architect. Cost, $5,000.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1&98.
StfE BANISHES ILLS
SIXGO.AK POWERS ATTRIBUTED
TO A YOUNG ALABAMA
CHICAGO INVALIDS CURED
SIMPLY BY THE LAYING OS OF
HANDS BY THIS MYSTERIOUS
COMPLICATED OASES OP DISEASE
■Which She Attends Without Pay—
What true Healer Says of Her
CHICAGO, Nov. 28.— "Am I not or
thodox? Have I done anything to put
me beyond the pale of the church? Is
not the body the temple of the Lord?
You grant that, I can see. Am I not
justified, therefore, in healing the sick
if the power lies in me?"
A young woman with something more
than subdued fire in her eye stood
within the portals of the Church club
in the Masonic Temple and asked
these questions rapidly and vigorous
ly of the Episcopal clergy and laity
who were there gathered. It would
have taken a spirit like unto that
which inspired the inquisition to have
told the questioner that she was a
heretic. She was a little woman,
young, with the soft speech of the
South, and with eyes and hair like the
pine cones ln her native state, while
her cheek was like the petal of a flush
Mrs. Luverna Comer Is probably the
only member of the Episcopal church
living who is unorthodox enough, ac
cording to the conservative tenets of
MRS. LUVERNA COMER.
(Who Heals Saints and Sinners Alike by the Touch of Her Hands.)
that body, to attempt to heal the sick,
the lame and the blind by the laying
on of her hands. The good churchmen
who gathered In the club rooms in the
Masonic Temple stood a little aghast
when this pretty young woman sud
denly stood before them and vehe
mently demanded that they pass judg
ment on her standing in the church.
They were not gathered as a trial tri
bunal, and they told her unanimously
that they thought she was all right.
She seemed satisfied with the decision
and passed on upstairs a flight, where
she took up her work once more among
a heterogeneous gathering of Christian
Scientists, truth seekers, theosophists
and people representing all the known
orthodox schools of the Christian world.
Unlike so many of the alleged faith
healers and Christian scientists who
claim the power of removing disease
by faith alone, Mrs. Comer does not
exert her powers for private gain. She
attends all who go to her without com
pensation of any kind. She says that
she knows not whence the power comes
but that it is hers for the sole purpose
of doing good and that money will not
compensate her for its exercise. She
works absolutely without remunera
ONE ALLEGED CURE.
One not being able to doubt the evi
dence of his senses it must be admit
ted that Mrs. Comer has done some
startling things in that little room in
the Masonic Temple. W. D. Avery,
living at 487 State street, hobbled into
the elevator on crutches one day last
week. He had been a victim of rheu
matism for years. The disease had
been succeeded by almost complete
paralysis of tlie legs. He was not a
believer and made no pretense what
soever of any innate love for religion.
He was so weak when he reached the
floor u_ion which Mrs. Comer was
holding meetings that he had to be
supported to her presence by two peo
ple. He talked to her for Aye minptes
and then left his crutches alongside
the organ, walked out of the room and
to his home. He has had no return of
his paralysis since.
"I don't know how she did it," said
Mr. Avery. "She touched me on the
shoulder, told me to drop my crutches
and to walk. I was afraid, but I made
a 'brace,' as It were, and I walked, and
have been walking most of my time
ever since, for the experience was a
novel one to me, and I would rather
walk than sleep or eat."
MRS. COMER'S MISSION.
Mrs. Comer left Chicago yes
terday, and is going about the coun
try for a while trying to get 100,000
people to pledge themselves to go to
Washington next year to attend a
gathering which she calls an "anti
ism" congress. She had a dream that
some day there will be no dividing line
between churches. Although she is
a staunch Episcopalian, so she says,
she doesn't care about having the
-jew church formed on the lines of
apostolic succession. All she wants to
do, she declares, is to get them togeth
er, to acknowledge the Lord Jesus
Christ and to think of nothing else.
Mrs. Comer says that her healing pow
er ought to give her some claim on the
.nsideration of the people.
She has been out of Chicago barely %
liirty-six hours, and one of her last
-iks before she left was to talk to a
tile child, named Eleanor Lasser.
kanor had an affection of the eyes
. ich Chicago oculists had declared
urabie. 'there were external evi
dences of the disease, which made its
presence apparent to the casual ob
server. These passed awiay within
ten minutes of the time that Mrs. Co
mer placed her hand upon the child's
head. The child felt the change and
instantly exclaimed: "I see you all."
Martin Moe, of * No. 558 Humboldt
street, Chicago, had worn glasses for
years and was getting blind rapidly.
He went to Mrs. Comer within the
week and she, In the presence of at
least 100 people, put her hands on hia
head, said a word or two and Moe re
ceived back his sight He said after
"My eyes are noW as strong as when
God made them."
this is a Muzzle.
Marjorle Summerp, . a child fourteen
years of age, was in the last stages
of consumption mother was
told by the attefafdr physicians that
the child must dre*. : She was taken to
Mrs. Comer, being carried to the wo
man's presence ift tHe arms of an at
tendant. She walked* away and is now
apparently perfectly well and is the
hardest kind of a pnzzle to her former
physicians This* child lives at Fulton,
111., and the residence of her parents is
to be one of Mrs. rComer's first stopping
places while on her journey. The
clergymen of Fulton,- knew of the Ill
ness of Marjorie, Summers and have
seen her since her almost instantaneous
recovery. They have opened their
churches and have told Mrs. Comer
that she may preach in them, and, if
she is able, this qualifying clause they
put in — she may heal the sick.
Mme. Albert, who has been at the
Palmer house, Chicago, for years, suf
fered eighteen years from paralysis
of the face and of one of the eyes.
Mme. Albert said that she had tried
everything that the best physicians
could prescribe or do and her paralysis
was no better. Mrs. Comer cured her
with a single touch, and Mme. Albert
will tell anybody so who chooses to
call upon her.
WALKED TO HER TRAIN.
Mrs. R. F. Martin, of Marengo, came
to Chicago last week and went to one
of the meetings which Mrs. Comer
held. Mrs. Martin had a complication
of diseases. She had ■ been unable to
walk for years. She walked to her
train, however, from the Masonic Tem
ple, after Mrs. Comer had put her
hands upon the woman and had told
her that the Lord would heal her. A
letter came from Marengo Wednesday.
In it Mrs. Martin said that she had
just prepared a dinner for forty-six
people and that she had done it with
out the least fatigue.
Mrs. Comer is not without a vein of
humor. In speaking of Mrs. Martin's
case she said: "This woman has so
many things the matter with her that
I. thought possibly time would cure her
before she got through telling me of
her ailments." •
HER PECULIAR SYSTEM.
The peculiarity about Mrs. Comer's
method is that while she says herself
that her power comes from the Lord,
she does not require in the person heal
ed the possession* o| any faith what
ever. So-called faith cures of the
Dowie and other stripes require that
the person who is to receive the bene
fit must believe in the Lord Jesus
Christ with soul, heart, mind and body,
and give himself over to nothing else
but the thought that he is wholly
God's and can be cured alone by God's
mercy. The persons who by some
means or other have become rid of
their body ailments while in attendance
at Mrs. Comer's meetings, have not
been in the main church-going people
at all. Most of them, on the contrary,
have been of the hon-church-going
classes and utterly skeptical as to
Mrs. Comer's powers. They only went
to her when interested friends told
them that they would not be obliged
in any way to (Sommit themselves to
any profession ot]fyith, of religion or
of belief either in God or the power of
the woman who was to attempt to heal
them. Physicians have been in the
place and have seen some of this heal
ing done. The cases enumerated above
are those of persons who were healed
in the presence of a crowd. The thing
was not done under, a bushel, and they
have been willing witnesses to their
cure without pretending in any way
to account for it. All sorts of things
have been accomplished. Suggestion,
hypnotism and will power have been
the favorite explanations advanced.
Mrs. Comer says; "It is pure faith on
my part in the Nazarene. This power
is in me, and I can account for it on
no other ground than this abiding be
lief which I have in Christ's power to
cure through me on account of my im
plicit faith in him. I am not a Chris
tian scientist. I am not a hypnotist.
I don't know what they mean when
they say I cure by 'suggestion.' A
man named Clarence Mcllvaine is man
ager of the Grand hotel in Cincinnati.
He had locomotor ataxia in its worst
form. Dr. Prendergast, of the Cincin
nati board of health, told him that he
would never walk again. I heard of
his case and went to see him. He got
out of his wheel chair and walked.
The locomotor ataxia left him. I have
a letter from him. He tells me to make
it public. He says that he is today
as strong a man as any in the world
and that he has been such from the
moment that I touched him.
"It has been said that when some
person professing the power of healing
is able to cure a deformity where the
surgeon's knife and the doctor's medi
cine are alike unavailing it will be
time enough to say that the cure is
something beyond the effect of simple
will power. A Washington child was
born with a malformation of both
ankles. She suffered frightfully. The
best specialists in the United States
said that she was-* incurable. She wore
iron braces on both feet from the time
that she was first allowed to stand
The minute theyi-were removed both
ankle bones left their sockets, as it
were. I touch ed.'^ this child and she
was healed instantly."' She described
the healing feelirfg as one like that
experienced whenonefday she had been
given a gentle elebtrhs shock.
"This healing is part of my life. I
riiave to do it. I can't help it. It is as
natural for me to do it as it is for you
to eat your dinner. I am not a crank,
but perhaps I am an enthusiast. They
tell me that the Episcopal church
frowns upon anything which ls not
based *trpon an old-time conservatism.
I am as conservative as the church ln
everything, perhaps, except ln this one
use of a power which some people
might think trended toward the un
canny. I wag confirmed by Bishop
Wllmer, of Alabama, I was originally
a Baptist, but once, when I was ill,
my sister, who was a church woman,
sent for a priest of the Episcopal
churoh. He prayed in a way which I
liked. I found nothing narrow in it
and I became an Episcopalian."
Four years ago I was at the Buffalo
Llthla Springs, Va had been ln bed
for weeks. The physicians at the place
told me that I must die. I had all sorts
of physical troubles, and as a last and
fatal complication, blood poisoning was
about to set in. I was in bed awaiting
death. Then the remembrance of the
new testament promises came to me. I
remembered the "Knock and it shall
be opened unto three," the "Ask and
ye shall receive," and the message
about the faith which can remove
mountains came to me. I remembered
there in my pain and sickness how
people had said that the reason we did
not always get what we asked when
we prayed was because It was Impos
sible to feel that perfect faith which
was necessary. I resolved then and
there that I would pray and that ln
my heart there could be no room for
doubt. I prayed for half an hour. Then
I arose, dressed myself and went in
the garden. For two hours and a half
longer my spirit knelt in the presence
of God, and faith went with the peti
tions. I could actually feel the cure
taking place within me. Strength came
back and a feeling as if I were a child
again. I went in to the physicians
who had pronounced me but a few
hours before incurable. They were as
tounded. I insisted upon an examina
tion. At its conclusion they told me
that I was as well a woman as there
was in the land. The external evi
dences of the disease had vanished.
This thing that I tell you Is susceptible
WILL RETURN TO CHICAGO.
I am coming back to Chicago after
a while to make one final appeal to
the people to send delegates or to come
themselves to the Washington confer
ence In 1897. The conference will in
clude the men, I hope, to whom the peo
ple look up, and that out of the gather
ing much good will come."
Mrs. Comer is a widow with one child.
She was born in Pine Level, Ala,, prob
ably about twenty-four years ago. She
talks like a Southern woman and the
accent lends a charm to her voice. She
does not pretend to have much of an
education and confessed frankly in the
church club when she went there to
get her doctrinal standing passed on
that she did not know the meaning of
the word heterodox. There are many
people who are just now trying to
study _»t how Mrs. Comer accomplish
ed wha^ihe certainly did accomplish in
the healing line while she was in Chi
cago. If someone can find out and
tell the rest of the world just what it
is the subject-matter will make mighty
interesting reading and may be of ad
vantage to many a young doctor ln his
SATED FROM SIBERIA.
American Prisoner Escapes and
Safely Reaches Home.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28.^John El
lis Olsen, who says he was the only
American prisoner ever confined at that
most dreaded of Russian prisons, Sag
hallen island, off the Siberian coast,
and who made his escape from that
place of confinement about a year ago,
after encountering many adventures
and vicissitudes is once more back in
his home in this city, which he left in
Olsen 4s a son of August Olsen, who
ln early days kept a hotel. He was
born in Detroit, Mich., about 30 years
ago, and when a boy, came to this city
with his parents. Being of a roving
disposition, he shipped out of this port
on a sealing schooner in 1891, and made
two or three trips from Yokohama,
with the seal hunters. He finally
Joined an expedition to Copper island,
but on arrival at Vladivostock, got
drunk and upon recovering from the
effects of his debauch, found himself
L in prison under the suspicion of being
a spy or an anarchist.
He was detained in this prison, and
during that time was unable to make
known his identity, he says, for the
reasons that none of the officers of
the prison could speak English. At the
end of five days, he says, he was placed
on a steamer and sent to SaghaliSll*
There he was put to work with the
other prisoners, building a fort. The
prisoners worked In squads of ten,
each squad being in charge of a sol
dier guard, and from the size and ap
pearance of the fort, it was intended
simply as an object to keep the pris
oners at work.
He was subsequently allowed the
freedom of the island on parole, but
each of his efforts to smuggle letters to
his friends were frustrated. He ulti
mately arranged with the captain of
a Japanese fishing junk to transport.
him and was packed in a cask among
a cargo of salmon and reached Hako
date in safety. Thence he went to
Yokohama as a stowaway in a steamer.
From Yokohama, he says he went to
Port Said and from there shipped as a
sailor on a vessel bound for Newport,
R. I. The captain of the vessel inter
ested himself in a young sailor and se
cured him a half rate railway ticket
to St. Louis. From that city he
tramped and rode brake beams to San
Francisco, arriving at that point, two
weeks ago, five years from the time
of his departure.
Olsen has not been able to find any
of his relatives since his arrival. He
is endeavoring to get the authorities
to take some action in his case, with a
view to causing the Russian govern
ment to indemnify him for his im
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People go along for years suffering
with piles. They try this and that and
the other thing; from carrying a buck
eye to getting treatment from a physi
cian. They obtain temporary relief,
maybe, but they are never quite cured.
A little strain in lifting, excessive fati
gue,, a little constipation or a little
diarrhoea and the piles come back.
They don't seem to amount to much,
but they banish sleep and appetite. No
position is comfortable. There is in
tense local pain and that dreadful feel
ing of weight in the perineum.
Maybe in the early stages some of
the many salves on sale will afford
temporary relief. If the case ls of long
standing there is only one speedy and
sure remedy. It is Pyramid Pile Cure.
Even in light cases it ls the safest thing
to use. Other applications may cure
and may not. Pyramid Cure ls always
certain, always reliable, always brings
comfort at once. It's prompt use saves
months' of severe suffering. In ex
treme cases it will save surgical opera
tions and their attendant dangers and
discomforts. It is better than a knife.
Will cure easier, quicker and safer.
Thousands have used it. Thousands
have been cured by it The cost ls trifl
ing compared with what it does. The
price is 50 cents. Most anybody would
gladly pay ten dollars to be rid of piles.
DruggistH sell Pyramid Pile Cure. If
yours hasn't it he will get it for you
from the Pyramid Drug Co., of Albion,
Mich, (sole manufacturers.)
AfIOJIG THE ORDERS
DOINGS OF THE LAST WEEK IN
LOCAL SECRET SOCIETY
THE ELECTIONS ARE DUE NOW.
SEVERAL OF THE LODGES HAVE
ALREADY SELECTED OFFICERS
FOR ANOTHER YEAR.
THANKSGIVING WEEK'S JOYS
Will Not Be Forgotten by Those
"Who Participated In Them—
Budget of News.
The last week has been a busy one
for members of various secret societies.
Many of the lodges are now in the
midst of their annual elections. The
Odd Fellows, Woodmen, some of the
Knights of Pythias lodges and others
have held election of officers, or are
about to do so. It is the political sea
son of the orders, and for that reason
an Important one.
Then it was Thanksgiving week, and
a great many of the lodges Indulged In
some kind of entertainment or other.
On the whole lt was an Interesting
St. Paul Rebekah lodge will give a euchre
party this evening.
A new Rebekah lodge was instituted at Eaa
ton Tuesday evening.
Merriam Park lodge will visit Hamline
lodge next Tuesday evening.
Norden lodge has elected C. A. Chrlstian-
Bon, N. G. ; C. Serche, V. G.; J. B. Wist re
cording secretary; O. Larson, treasurer; O.
Saastad, permanent secretary.
Tuesday evening West side lodge elected
U. G. Brown, N. G.; A. Weaver, V. G.; M.
G. Byrnes, Rec. Sec; G. A. Tracy, treasurer;
A. C. Warden, permanent secretary.
Twin City lodge has arranged to give a
ball the evening of December 10.
Twin City lodge will initiate a class of four
teen candidates next Thursday evening. At
the meeting Thursday evening, J. F. Wilson
was elected noble grand; S. Reismad. vice
grand; G. A. Rinker, secretary, and Michael
Hancock encampment elected the following
officers at its meeting this week: G. A. Cari
veau, chief patriarch; Fred Granpman, S. W.,
John Lakeness, high priest; G. A. Rinker,
R. S.; Theo. Bunker, F. S.; Wm. Ristine,
treasurer, and Asa D. Piper, J. W.
Meridian lodge has elected John Gross, N.
G.; A. W. Lilly, V. G.; C. H. Stevens, record
ing secretary; A. C. Horton, permanent sec
retary; A. Schroeder, treasurer.- Next Wed
nesday evening, H. S. Baker and C. H.
Stevens will provide an entertainment for the
Ramsey council will elect officers for the
coming year next Tuesday evening.
St. Paul council will have a public installa
tion of officers January 11, to be followed by
One thousand two hundred and two new ap
plications were received by the supreme sec
retary during October.
The many friends of Secretary Nattra&s of
Ramsey council, who has been ill. will be
glad to hear of his continued improvement
Minnesota has left Indiana, Ontario, Rhode
Island and North Carolina behind in the race
for membership and is close on the heels of
The District of Columbia which has the
youngest grand council Jurisdiction is mak
ing rap_d strides and bids fair to outstrip
lowa before the close of this year.
Hotel and restaurant owners who do not
personally sell or serve intoxicating liquors
are now eligible to membership upon ap
proval by the medical examiner-in-chief.
Wabasha council entertained their members
and friends at a progressive cinch party Tues
day night. Head prizes were won by Mrs.
Holden and George Mitchell, and the booby
prizes by Mrs. Frank Jansen and Robert L.
Johns. In addition a select musical pro
gramme was rendered by Misses Schulta and
Eshelman, Mrs. Johns and Messrs. Koch and
Hamline council met Monday night and ar
ranged to get up a large class for initiation
at their first meeting in January. The appli
cation of Arthur Z. Drew, president of the
Bank of Hamline, was acted . upon the same
evening. The latest acquisition to the coun
cil rooms is the new charter which has been
handsomely framed and placed in a conspicu
Commercial council gave a progressive
euchre party to members and friends last
Tuesday evening, following the regular meet
ing. Ten tables were played and refresh
ments served. Following won prizes: La
dies' first, Mrs. A. P. Moffett; second, Mrs.
J. C. Robinson; foot Mrs. J. D. Buckley; gen
tlemen's first, Wm. Mueller; second, C. R.
McCandless; consolation, Fred Gilford.
St. Paul Company No. 2 will have a squad
drill next Thursday night.
Liberty lodge No. 137, at its meeting last
Thursday evening, elected the following of
ficers for the coming year: C. C, J. A. Log
erman; V. C, John W. Mahar; prelate H C
Boyeson; M. W., Dr. D. C. Jones; K.' R S*
Aug. Engquist; M. F., Frank A. Lyon: M
E., Otto Bremer; M. A.. Otto J. Troseth- I.
G., F. O. Wahlstrom; O. G., Edw. Peterson
trustee, John Sandell.
St. Paul lodge elected the following officers
Tuesday evening: Chancellor commander,
i Joseph C. Parker; vice chancellor, Percy D.
Godfrey; prelate, H. R. Hare; master of
work, C. W. Melville; keeper of records and
seal, J. S. Kimball; master of exchequer,
George H. Hasmer; master of finance, Silas
E. Foreman; master at arms, O. F. Leitner;
inside guard, F. L. Wallace; outside guard!
Ben Spengler; trustee (three years), Dr. E. H.
Thursday night Webster lodge elected the
following officers for 1897: L. G. Hoffman C.
C; G. J. Schroer, V. C; D. C. Gates, P.;
W. C. Fleming, M. of W.; L. Lerch, K. R.
and S.; Ed W. Hazzard, M. of F.; A. W.
Thompson. M. of E.; L. M. Bevlns, M. at A.;
Fred Corris, I. G.; A. G. Odell, O. ».; L. H.
Henschel, trustee. Most of the officers were
chosen by acclamation. A social smoke was
enjoyed after the closing of the lodge.
The election in Capital lodge Wednesday
evening resulted as follows: L. J. Dobner, C.
C; John Thirlwall, V. C; Joseph J. Andrews,
prelate; W. J. Ryder, M. W.; Lindsay Wa
ters, X of R. and S.; S. S. Fenley, M. of F.;
J. B. Weidenborner, M. of Ex.; P. H. Mc-
Manus, M. A.; Frank Jenkins, I. G. ; Frank
Roden, O. G.; Tom Sullivan, trustee (two
years); H. C. Sinks, trustee (three years);
S. S. Hesselgrave, medical examiner; R. D.
Lapine, musician. With the exception of the
outer guard and musician the elections were
unanimous, and those cases were made so
after the ballot had been declared. It was
very evident from the enthusiasm displayed
that old No. 51 will continue its remarkable
course of success during the next year. Next
Wednesday this lodge will give a concert and
North Star camp will hold the usual social
at the next meeting, after the election.
There is a plan on foot for the consolida
tion of St. Anthony and Ramsey camps.
Royal Oak camp will meet next Thursday
night. Officers will be nominated.
Copeland camp will elect officers at the
next meeting and work the first degree.
The Minnehaha minstrels have received a
request to give au entertainment at Qlencoe.
ElecUon of officers will be the principal
business in all the camps at the first meet
ings in next month.
Minnehaha camp will meet next Thursday
night. Only two items of business will be
transacted, tne election of officers and a
discussion of the reserve fund.
St. Paul camp nominated officers last Mon
day evening. The election will take place at
the meeting, Dec. 14. Three members will
also be initiated at that meeting.
Thursday evening Minnehaha camp gave a
banquet and reception, about 800 Woodmen,
Royal Neighbors and their friends were
present. James Morrow acted as master of
ceremonies. Toasts were responded to by
Mayor Doran, W. R. Johnson, Condo Ham
lin, Dr. McCollom, Mrs. G. C. Collins and
others. A dancing programme of fifteen
numbers concluded a very pleasant evening.
Maple Leaf camp, Royal Neighbors, will
hold its next meeting Dec. 2. All arrange
ments have been made for th.eir first annual
entertainment and ball, to be given Dec. 8
at the c«.rap hall, corner Payne avenue and
Wells street. Tho committees are: Arrange
ments, Mrs. G. C. Bowen, Mrs. C. Knagg,
Mrs. E. Thane. Reception, Mrs. Woolsey,
Mrs. L. Klinefelter, Mi . Dougherty. Floor,
Dr. Ball, Dr. Whitney, Miss F. Bock. Sup
per, Mrs. J. Smith, Mrs. Batchelder, Mrs.
J. Shane, Mrs. Johnson.
Monday evening the members' of Court
Landmark will tender a reception to their
friends and members of the order at the
camp hall, corner of Burr and Case streets.
A musical and literary programme will be
rendered. The numbers will include an
overture by the Cleveland high school orches
tra; addresses by Rev. M. G. Schuman,
Judge Schoonmaker and C. Olmstead; violin
solo by G. W. Mallory; cornet solo by A.
Voges; reading by John Copeland; vocal se
lections by male quartette and a duet by
Mr and Mrs. B. E. Hermon.
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS.
Dr. Oronhyatekha, the supreme chief rang
er, will visit this city Jan. 14, and Minneap
olis the day following. As a consequence the
courts in both cities have commenced mak
ing arrangements to give the official head of
the order a suitable welcome. Last Wednes
day evening a conference of chief rangers
and court deputies of the courts of this cit/
Wa ? u M at tbe offlce ot U l6 hi Sh secretary,
and the following general committee of ar- |
rangements organized: Chairman, James Fen
stermaker. Court Ramsey; secretary, O H
ONeill, Court Minnesota; treasurer, Max
Schwab. Court Five Points; Wm. P. Hayes
and John Carruthers. Court Minnesota; D.
F. Scanlon and J. A. Welch, Court Fairview;
-V " i am Donohue ar_d C. B. Mohaupt, Court
Capital City; H. S. Reed and Charles Mo
™_.__? ourt Tran sfer; Max Schwab and F. B.
Whittier, Court Five Points; John Docherty
an J* Melvine Bemis. Court Lion Heart.
Thig committee appointed the following com-
Entertainment-W. P. Hayes, chairman; H.
W. McDonald, Charles Moline, Dr. R. Price
James A. Welch, J. W. Riley, John Docherty.
». v S -__~S\ Gar Bes. T. J. McDermott, Dr.
On Halls— John Carruthers, C. B. Mohaupt.
W. P. Hayes.
There will be a general meeting of all the
Foresters of the city on Thursday evening
n-j.ft- "i? 0m! ? ?- C , uurt Minnesota, ln Central
Odd Fellows block, for the purpose of con-
SnH^-J- the questlon of funds, programmes
and other questions.
ORDER OF REDMEN.
White Cloud Tribe No. 8 kindled council
?iA.4hi UJ,UaI £" last T »esday's sleep. Con
t ™ l Z new *■■ transacted Broth
er Trigllgiw of Minnewaukan No. 2, was
S« -Wh Th 4-_, Unters ' de * ree wa * conferred
on Brothers William Poferl, Joseph Krumeck
and Joseph Faschingbauer. Several appllca-
AZ?**. / membership were received. The
J-.hlef s degree was applied for and sauce will
be exemplified on next Tuesday's sleep. Adoo
pr£ent eXt Tuesday ' s sle<^ A » should be
«SV°« aukan Trib , e No * 2 kJnd!ed the""
council fire as usual on Wednesday's sleep,
the attendance being small, owing to the
inclemency of the weather. Final action on
the amendments to the by-laws was post
poned for one week. As these amendments
are of vital importance, it is hoped that ev
ery member will be present next Wednesday.
The second hop will be given at Oxford hall
Dec. 9, aud It is requested that every mem
ber of Minnewaukan tribe will turn out.
Capital City Tent No. 45 will hold an impor
tant meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Odd Fellows
hall, Fifth and Wabasha streets. * euowa
St. Paul Tent No. 24 Initiated a class of
twenty new members at its last review Mon
day evening. The degree team from Modin
Tent, Minneapolis, exemplified the ritual.
KNIGHS OF MALTA. .
Minneapolis commandery will be instituted
by the officers of the grand commandery next
Adriel commandery is having new robes
and paraphernalia made for the purpose of
conferring the Malta and Black Knight de
grees. The commandery will give a musical
and literary entertainment the evening ot
DEGREE OF POCAHONAS.
Naomi Council No. 1 will give a card party
at Union wigwam, 411 Robert street. Thurs
day, Dec. 10.
St. Paul council will give its fifth annual
ban Thursday evening, Dec. 17.
KING OF SKYSCRAPERS.
Gotham Is Planning; for m Fifty*
NEW YORK, Nov. 28.— According to
the Evening World, plana are now
drawn and negotiations well under way
for the erection here of an offlce build
ing fifty-nine stories high, with a six
story cupola perched on top.
English capitalists, headed by Jac
ques and Wdton, of Lancashire, who
are said to have diverted vast sums
of English money towards American
investments, are backing the scheme,
it is said, and ln this case they say no
less than $35,000,000 will be expended on
the cloud-piercing structure.
It will be built at Fourth avenue and
Twenty-fifth streets, and plans have
been prepared by Chadwlck & Wiber,
architects. The paper prints a cut of
the proposed building to add weight to
In addition to the fifty-nine stories
there are to be seven subcellars and
six stories ln the cupola, so the total
number of floors in the building will
The building is to be 108 feet square
and 900 feet high, with a lage central
court, and there are to be 5,900 rOoms,
in addition to five large stores on tho
It Is not stated whether the upper
stories wttl be reached by elevators,
airships, or balloons.
A NEGLECTED GOLD
Results ln Chronic Catarrh and
Bronchitis — Cured by Pe-rn-na.
The following testimonial is an old,
old story. We receive a great many
letters like this. Some one has had a
cold. He neglected to take Pe-ru-na
for lt as he should have done. It runs
on until chronic catarrh, bronchitis or
consumption results. If he begins to
take Pe-ru-na before it is too late, he
is sure to be cured. Even after it is
too late to receive a cure, great relief
from suffering is experienced. Bernard
King, National Military Home, Leaven
worth, Kan., writes a few words which
every one should heed:
"I will write you a few lines for pub
lication to make known what Pe-ru-na
has done for me. I took a severe cold
which I neglected. It developed into
catarrh and bronchitis and ln a short
time became chronic. I tried every
thing I saw advertised, which did me
no good. I saw the great tonic, Pe
ru-na, advertised. I bought one bottle.
I found myself so much better after
taking lt I wrote you for advice, which
you kindly continued to give me, free
of charge, for five months. Now I am
happy to inform you and the pubiic
that I am perfectly cured of catarrh
and bronchitis. I make this state
ment in nope that some of my com
rades will see it and be benefited
Send to The Pe-ru-na Drug Manu
facturing Company, of Columbus, Ohio,
for an illustrated book on chronic ca
tarrh of 64 pages, written by Dr. Hart
LONDON, Nov. 28.— Dr. Jameson, the lead
er of the Transvaal raid, undergoing a sen
tence of fifteen months' imprisonment in
Holloway Jail, whose sickness has previously
been noted, ls now announced to be in a
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