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METHODS OF SAFE
Chief of Police Tells of
Some of the New
"Isee."said Chief of Police O'Connor
in conversation with a G 1 ob c re
porter, "that the guns of Chicago are
bringing back the body of 'Milwaukee
Dutch,' who died in Paris about a
"Who's 'Milwaukee Dutch?'"
" 'Milwaukee Dutch?' Why, he's the
man who raised all kinds of Old Harry
through the country—St. Paul among
the rest of the places—for whom the
police of Milwaukee would have given
most anything to get hold of about
two or three years ago. He was the
slickest of the slick," continued the
chief, reminiscently. "Upon my soul,
I don't know of any man who could
come within a mile of him and the
country is flooded with good ones, too.
Personally he was a nice kid, as one
ran tell from the fact that the 'guns'
of Chicago are clubbing together and
spending a lot of money just to bring
over the remains from Paris, where
he died in prison."
"Has St. Paul produced many clever
men in that line?" asked the report
■'If she hasn't, I'd like to know what
city has! There are about twenty of
the best in the 'profesh' who claim
the Saintly City as their home. Fel
lows who return here often, dressed in
the swellest of togs, to visit their
friends; and few if any outside of the
police know how they get the clothes.
No, certainly I won't tell you their
names. They've friends here who are
up in the swell list. But those fel
lows, as soon as they become good
enough to do fine work, will not bother
with the West. They 'hike' to the
East where the big game is, and they
get it, too.
''No, the safe blower of today is not
the man he once was. The 'cracker'
of today does not carry around a bur
densome bundle of steel tools weighing
about seventy-five pounds. He is not
the well dressed, easy living man of
other days, who moved in good society,
in many instances, until rounded up.
The safe man of today Is a tramp, a
hobo, a pariah, an outcast, even among
criminals. His outfit is a rubber bot
tle of nitroglycerin, a cake of brown
soap and a handful of detonating caps..
The door of a safe Is blown off now,
"Yes, even in spite of all the precau
tions and actual arrests that are made,
many banks are 'touched.' The last six
months has been about the hardest
half-year in the history of the Pinker
ton people. In every Pink-erton office
there is a map upon which is a line of
little black stars reaching from Maine
to California and from Florida to
Washington. Every one of these stars
means that there was a bank blown
there. There are Tifty-six of those
stars, and of the number, very few
arrests were made to show for the
men who were placed upon the track.
Fifty-six! You bet, It's a good rec
ord for the guns!
"Who are the men among the
criminals who are today getting the
'long green?' Without a doubt it is
the 'yegg men.' What is a 'yegg man?'
They are men who do not burglarize a
store, but rob it just the same. They
operate around small towns and vil
lages. They work the pockets at large
gatherings and numberless other ways
that are comparatively safe. How do
they rob a store and not burglarize it?
Til explain. They choose their store
and either secure skeleton keys for it
or find a rather easy transom. Then
they enter it at night and take, say,
half a dozen pairs of shoes, and scatter
their 'lifts' all over the store, so that
the losses are not noticed by the pro
prietor the next day. They ar c care
ful to leave no traces and the matter
is never known to any but themselves.
They do this at several places in a
night, and because of the absolute
security of feeling in regard to the po
lice, there is no trouble in getting rid
of the articles.
"Yes, that is the modern manner of
making a living by criminal mean*.
Things change with the march of sci
ence in that calling Just the same as
In any other."
Olive Becomes Disorderly.
Olive Fairchild, aged twenty years,
became very disorderly last night at
Jackson and Third streets, and Officer
Merrick called the patrol wagon, which
conveyed her to the central station.
FOESE—In St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 8. 1903,
at residence of parents, 64 West Law
son street, Paul August Foese, aged
nineteen years. Notice of funeral later.
Reach Florida, the Land
of Easter, tomorrow even
ing by leaving Chicago at
one o'clock this afternoon
— only thirty hours to
Summer on the new
New equipment and more
luxurious than ever. This
year an exclusively Pull
man train on a special
schedule all the way
through via Chicago &
Eastern Illinois Railroad,
Nashville, Atlanta and
Through Pullman Draw
ing-room, Observation and
Library Sleeping Cars to
St. Augustine, Tampa and
Thomasville, Ga. Dining
car meal service that pleases
the most fastidious.
■ A thoroughly comfortable
; train and a short journey.
CHICAGO & * V
EASTERN ILLINOIS R. R.
Cat! on home ticket agent or address
; W.H. RICHARDSON
Gea. Pass. Agent, C. &E.I. R. 8.. Chicago
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FIVE THOUSAND HAVE
FOR OWL GARS
Committee Representing the
Labor Organizations Turns
in Petitions Signed by
That Number of Citizens,
Most of Them Night Work
ers, Requesting Hourly
Service on Street Cars Be
tween 1 and 5 a.m.
Committees from the several labor
oiganizations interested in the pas
sage of the ordinance requiring the
stieet railway company to operate
"owl" cars hourly between 1 and 5 a.
m. held a meeting at Federation hall
The committee having charge of the
petitions which have been circulated
turned in papers with over 5,000 sig
natures requesting the council to pass
the ordinance. More petitions are still
out and the committee requests that
they be returned on or before Wednes
day evening to John F. Krieger at
It was brought out at the meeting
yesterday that the greater part of the
signers to the petitions were night
workers who would be greatly bene
fited by the "owl" cars.
The petition from the St. Paul
Globe employes was signed by 125
men who work nights and would be
benefited by the "owl" cars. The Pio
neer Press employes also signed the
petitions. Employes of the Western
Union Telegraph numbering 90; bak
ers, 60; West Publishing company, 55;
musicians, 180; stationary engineers
and firemen, 105, were also among the
Would Benefit Train Crews.
The statement was made that train
crews of incoming and outgoing trains
would also be accommodated by the
hourly cars after 1 a. m. and the plan
would also be welcomed by the em
ployes of the street railway company,
who are now required to live in the
neighborhood of the barns where the
rents are very high in order to be on
hand early in the morning. Either the
street car employes are obliged to pay
high rents ,««■ walk long distances to
'•It appears to me," said one of the
committee, "that the realty agents
ought, in their own interests, to take
up the question of 'owl' cars and stand
with us n our demands. There are
hundreds of men who are now obliged
to rent rooms and apartments down
town who, if there was a schedule of
hourly cars operated after 1 o'clock,
wculd be glad to rent or purchase a
hcuse in the suburbs. So far as I can
learn those who are interested in the
renting of houses and the sale of lots
in the outskirts of the city have taken
no part In the agitation, but they
should be in line with us."
The committee will appear before
the committee on streets of the board
of aldermen Thursday afternoon at 4
o'clock when the ordinance will be
considered. T. F. Thomas, of the Ty
pographical union, and other men
prominent in tne ranks of organized
labor -will present the petitions to the
committee and speak of the necessity
of the ordinance. All others interest
ed in the question are invited to be
present at the meeting of tr^e council
CAPT. J. A. OWENS
DIES IN CALIFORNIA
Well Known Citizen of St. Paul Passes
Away at San Diego.
Word was received in St. Paul yes
terday of the death at San Diego, Cal.,
of Capt. James A. Owens, an old-time
and well known resident of this city.
In company with Mrs. Owens and
one of his daughters, Capt. Owens
left here last fall for the Pacific coast
in search of health, and the news of
his death did not come as a very great
surprise. He was sixty-four years of
age and had lived many years in St.
Paul, having at one time been secretary
of the fire board, and was once in the
employ of Finch, Young & McCon
Two daughters are resident in this
city, and one son, James Owens, who
is a traveler for Finch, Young & Mc-
Conville. The remains will be brought
home for interment.
SKATERS FIND POOR
ICE AT LAKE COMO
Less Than Half a Thousand Venture
Out —Speedway More Popular.
About 400 persons visited Lake
Como yesterday, but, owing to the
poor condition of the Ice, no one stayed
very long. At no time during the day
was traffic on the car line very heavy,
the four extra cars put on taking am
ple care of the passengers.
Early in the afternoon numerous
teams were to be seen speeding along
the right of way, provided for those
inclined to race, on the eastern side of
"OFFERING" A BETTER
WORD THAN "COLLECTION"
Fred B. Smith, Y. M. C. A.'s Interna
tional Secretary, Tells a Story.
Fred B. Smith, international secre
tary of the Y. M. C. A., has a very
good story which he tells with effect
when a collection la about to be taken"
There was once a small boy, he says,
who had a dog of which he thought a
good deal, and on one occasion when
the family had chicken for dinner
Freddie got a pfece.of the breast as
his share. His mother observed that
he was keeping this choice morsel on
one side of his plate and asked the
reason. The boy explained that this
was "for Rover," whereupon the moth
er insisted that this was too good for
the dog and he must eat it himself.
After dinner was over, Freddie went
round the table and gathered up all
the bones he could find. When he took
them out In the yard to Rover, he told
the dog. with tears In his eyes:
"Oh, Rover, I was going to make
aj-esaCoMlaOMßiy.Orfetoa I>«y3 W. lex. JSs
you an offering, but mother wouldn't
let me, and now you have just got to
take the collection."
"Hereafter," said Mr. Smith, "I never
ask a congregation for a collection. I
want an offering."
OVER H. B. WOODBRIDGE
Obsequies Are Attended by Gathering
of Representative Newspaper Men.
Simple and impressive were the
services held yesterday at O'Halloran
& Murphy's undertaking rooms over
the remains of the late H. B. Wood
bridge, the newspaper man who died at
the city hospital last Friday. A rep
resentative gathering of editors and
reporters of the St. Paul papers at
tended, and Rev. Dr. John W rright,
rector of St. Paul's church, officiated.
"Such ceremonies as these," said
Dr. Wright, "show that there is some
thing more in this world than sordid
ness and evil. There is a bond that
unites us all, though often we disre
gard it. But when death comes in
our midst, we realize the significance
of our lives, and we feel then, if never
before, how dependent we are for our*
"I have been requested to thank you
for these expressions of kindness and
regard towards the departed brother,
for the sadness of dying m a strange
city, away from home and relatives,
has been in a measure. mitigated by
your thoughtful and sympathetic at
tention to him before and after his
The casket was covered with floral
offerings from the various newspaper
staffs, and presented a beautiful spec
The remains were shipped last even
ing to Vergennes, Vt., where the fam
ily resides. Henry Pierpont, brother
in-law of Mr. Woodbridge, came to
St. Paul yesterday from Chicago and
attended to the arrangements for
shipping the body.
Baptismal Rite Is Administered at
Pilgrim Baptist Church.
An audience which tested the seat
ing capacity of the Pilgrim Baptist
church attended the evening services
last night. For the past week revival
services have been conducted each
evening, and last night eight of the
converts joined the church by bap
There is something both interesting
and solemn in the ordinance of bap
tism as practiced in the churches of
the Baptist denomination, and the
large congregation was deeply inter
ested in the rites.
The converts, four men and four
women, occupied the front seats to
the" right of the pulpit, and the ser
mon, delivered by Rev. W. D. Carter,
was with special reference to the event
Rev. Mr. Carter took for his subject,
"Obedience to the Commands of Got%"
and quoted liberally from the Scrip
tures to uphold his contention that
the ordinance of baptism did nor meati
sprinkling or pouring water on the
candidate, but an absolute immersion
in the water.
During the baptismal ceremony the
choir and congregation sang 'Happy
Day" and "Hallelujah, 'Tis Done.'"
TEAM STOPS OVER
Boys Are on the Way Home Without
the Championship Cup.
Manager W. E. Robinson and six
members of the Victoria Hockey team,
of Winnipeg, passed through St. Paul
yesterday on their way home.
"We traveled 4,000 miles and played
four games and yet failed to land the
cup," said Mr. Robinson, "but we play
ed the Montreal club to a tie in one
game and won another. They, how
ever, won two out of the four and will
retain the Stanley cup for another
"The cup is the championship trophy
of Canada, and last year the Montreal
club came to Winnipeg and took it
back Jiome with them. We expected
to bring it back this year, but failed."
The members of the team accom
panying Mr. Robinson were: A. B.
and E. E. Code, M. and D. Fleet, W.
Kean and G. Riddle. They left last
evening over the Northern Pacific for
STILL HUNTING A MAN
TO DEFEND VACCINATION
The Anti-Vaccinationists Out With
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 7, 1903. —Dr.
H. M. Bracken, Secretary State Board
of Health, 514 Pioneer Press Building,
City—Dear Sir: We are still very
anxious to find someone to present to
the public in a well ordered discussion
any arguments that can be produced
to support the claims made by those
who believe in vaccination while Dr.
Leverson is in the city to present the
reasons why so many are opposed to
The refusal of Dr. Ohage and again
of Dr. Burnside Foster to attempt such
defense will, we think, be taken by the
public as an acknowledgment that they
hold views they cannot find reasona
ble defense for. Knowing that you
have expressed positive views favora
ble to vaccination, we hope you may
see fit to accept our challenge (copy
inclosed) and offer it to you, eithei
alone or with any assistance you may
Hoping for a favorable reply by
Monday noon, Yours truly,
—Anti-Vaccination Society of St. Paul.
By J. W. Grlggs, President; H. W.
Phillips, Chairman of Executive Com
For and Against Vaccination.
A public discussion will be held at
the capitol this morning at 8 o'clock
relative to the merits of a compulsory
vaccination bill. The legislative com
mittees on public health and schools
will be in attendance to hear the ar
guments of advocates and opponents
of the measure. The public is in
"Typos" Will Give Smoke Social.
President Thomas, of Typographical
union No. 30, has appointed a com
mittee to arrange for a smoke social,
which will be given by the union in
March. The committee are: J. C.
Devereaux, J. S. McCune, C. J. Keil
hake, Burt Burlingame, C. S. Toualey
and Ray Ginzkey.
Exercise for Fire Laddies.
The fire department was given a run
to the wood office of Martin & Co., 438
East Seventh street, at 5 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. No damage result
Cab Drivers Will Dance.
The Hack and Cab Drivers' union
will give a ball tonight at Gardner's
hall, 65 East Fifth street.
REV. MR. BOYLE ASKS
Wants to Know What Right
Legislators Had to Attend
a "Human Dog Fight"—
Preacher Pays an Eloquent
Tribute to Presidents
Washington, Lhfeoln and
"What right, had our legislators last
Tuesday night to attend a human dog
"What right has this city to have a
red light district?
"What right have the saloons to be
open on Sunday?"
Rev. W. H. W. Boyle, rystor of the
House of Hope Presbyterian church,
is not from Missouri, but he Avants to
be shown. He asked these questions
at the close of his sermon last night,
but no one of the vast congregation
prf-sent vouchsafed an answer. The
query had nothing in particular to do
with the sermon which was on the
subject of "National Crisis* and God's
Men," but it filled in very well just
belore the peroration when the pas
tor was dealing with patriotism with
out God. In- the .course of his sermon
he said: _._
"Every great nation has its abstract
principles of right and justice, and it
is the work of^a genuine patriotism to
harmonize its general practices with
its abstract principles. . Every great
nation has its s.acred institutions and
it is the work of. a genuine patriotism
to reduce to actuality, the ideals of its
institutions. Every great nation has
its Valhalla of sainted heroes, and it
is the work.of a. genuine patriotism to
glerify its heroes, not by a mere adu
k tion of their-heroic qualities, but by
an imitation of them.
"The hero of v nation at the crisis j
of its birth, .'Moses, is the first and
foremost of God's men whom history
leves to honor, and I think at the same
time, the prototype, in a remarkable
degree, of that man whose name is
graven, .alone and conspicuous, on the
foundation stone of his nation's his
tory, George Washington."
Compares Moses to Washington.
"The call of Moses to be the leader
of a people of elect destiny out of
Egypt's prison house of unjust condi
tions, was not more clear and definite
pthan was the call of George, Wu.§i|-.
ington to be the leader of long-suf
fering colonies into the unspeakable
privilege of personal and- political lrb
erty. The generalship of the Hebrew
who WaS able to convert a rabble of
liberated slaves into the orderly
strength of. a disciplined army for the
perilous ,:marches ef the. djesert, was
not more magnetic andl'"resourceful
than was his vtho. by his overmaster
ing valor, changed a company of half
clad civilians into the steadfast ranks
"•The heart of the'old-time soldier
who emblazoned on his battle flag "Je
hovah is my banner,' while victory
trembled in the uncertainty of trie is
sue for Amelek or Israel at Rephidin,
was not more heroic than wasjhis heart
who said to the worn out patriots at
Long Island: "The fate of unborn
millions will now depend, under God,
on the courage and conduct of this
army.' The wearied warrior, tired,
yet glorying in the fight of faith, was
not more Avorthy of rest as on Nebo's
sacred heights he laid down the rod
which had placed the Red sea between
the oppressor and the oppressed than
was he of whom Fox, the great Eng
lish commoner,. a»id in that day when
Mount Vernon»j r<jse nearer heaven to
dismiss a heroes' spirit: 'The breath of
censure has not dared to impeach the
purity of his conduct, nor the eye of
envy to raise its' malignant glance, to
the elevation o£ his virtues."
Tribute to Lincoln.
"God's men are the progenitors, in
natural generation, of God's men, and
as David, son x»f Jesse, was raised up !
in the line of hope of Moses to reunite
scattered tribes, to reconstruct the ed
ifice of national legislation and to kin
dle on the desecrated altars of national
religion a neAV jhQpe, so Abraham Lin
coln in the fullness of time was called
out of obscurity, to soK-e the problems !
of a magnificent destiny, to stand 'be
neath the trembling firmament of blue*
in his nation's ensign, and to say from
the throne of a comiction which own
ed no mastership but God's, 'No star
shall ever forsake it.'
"The true pilot is the man who naA-i
--gates the bed of the ocean more than
its surface, and when the great soul
which flamed within the rugged frame-
Avork of Abraham Lincoln's being be
came conscious that beneath the sur
face of the current of national exist
ence lay a rock of ruin, on his ship of
state he took the helm. And did he
flinch? NeA*er. Dark, beyond portray
al, Avas that tragic day of history from
I Fort Sumter's first muttered thunder
to the tremendous sacrifices of Ceme
tery Ridge. The hungry altar of Mars
demanded its victims, and up to the
hard moriah of broken homes and I
broken hearts croAvded the heroic souls I
of God's women to give up husbands
and sons and brothers to make their
offering. But Avhile the world breathed
bated breath, Grant gave his hand to
Lee, and they were brothers still.
"The via dolorosa —the way of sor
rows—for a nation's Bleeding feet, Avas
a Avay of glory; the noise of a fratri
cidal war broke away into the Jubilate
Duo of a new epoch; the wrongs of a
suffering race were righted in the equi
poise of an impartial justice, and ev
ery witnessing slab of the blue or the
gray on the blood-sanctified fields of
buried strife marl's the purchase price
of two emancipations, the emancipa
tion of a being made in God's image
who did not! even own himself, and
the emancipatibß-> of a man who per
jured his best feelf in making that be
ing his chattel. r
"The third grfe-t national crisis is
here but not passed. Washington's
broken Tolontes 'have taken on the
dignity of a great nation; the Union,
later saved by--the cruel arbitratement
of war, is. a union consolidated by
universal loyalty toto an unbroken em
pire of hearts, Avith the North-land and
the South-land merged into the sover
eignty of God's lanS, because It is the
home-land of > thes free, and the crisis,
with its significant word, 'expansion,'
is not less associated with peril than
were the crises of creation and libera
William MeMinley's Humanity.
"If the war df the first crisis had for
its bugle note political liberty, and If
personal liberty were the pretext of
the second, not less inspiring was th&
watch-word of the third, in a word
which fell from the lips of God's man
for the crisis, William McKinley, the
"I abhor Avar. It is devilish to fight
vindictively, to let human blood to sat
isfy the claims of human ambition, and
yet the God of justice was William Me
Kinley's God, and he said to the chil
dren of the patriots. 'Set Cuba free.'
"May God keep our vestments clear
I never knowed for Tim— tight,
a boy - Aunt Amandy Instid of
with sich always said bakin 1
an appetite "It's just a all day long
as Tim! pesky whim"— and mixin 1
It seems t' me But then I half the night
he's always knowed his tather They kept
hungry—and and Tim 's just Utieoda
that slim, like him. Biscuit
you wouldn't So I kept on the cupboard
think there O n a-bakin' ' right in
was room 'till one day sight
enough to I got some and that's
hold it all light the way
in him- as to how the I finally
Lands alive! other neighbors conkered
I used V bake kept the Timmie's
all day—just waistbands appetite.
\ NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY"
In the day of conquest that He may
keep us great. The children of the
Puritan and the Hollander and the
Huguenot can as little be the oppressor
as the oppressed, and, Avhile imperial
ism is a word Avith the strange fas
cination of material, glory in it, im
perialism is a Avord to conjure Avith.
"There is such a thing as manifest
destiny. I belieAe in the ultimate pre
dominance of the Anglo-Saxon race
because the Anglo-Saxon race is fit,
and Aye are racially and essentially
Anglo-Saxon. I care not so much
about the sentimental act of planting
a cross banner as I do for the plant
ing of the principles of the Christ of
the Cross, and I care, not so much for
the boast of civilization as I do for the
real genius of it Avhich civilizes by
saving, and Avhat the friar failed to do
for the Philippines in the witness of
centuries Christian freedom can do
through an. American protectorate,
with the American school kept in for
the subjucation of ignorance and the
American saloon kept out for the safe
ty <o£ the free.
God's Men Needed.
"This very moment needs God's men.
The generations of the past died for
the principles of liberty; the genera
tions of the twentieth century of sub
lime opportunity must liAe for them.
Let no man make the mistake of
thinking that liberty means irrespons
ibility. The true democracy of human
ity is that every man counts one. No
man can ever be lost in the croAvd from
God's eye, Avhose personal conscience
rings true to duty and whose personal
honor performs it.
"I would not give a farthing for a
species of patriotism which asks for a
national anthem Avith the thought of
religion left out, out of the mention
of politics, out of the responsibilities
of legislation, out of the influence of
the school room, out of the judgments
of the courts, out of everything. Why.
that AAould" be to court a decadence as
certain as the decadence of Egypt and
Assyria, to a moral impotence as dis
astrous as the impotence of Franco in
the days of the Directory, that would
be the insult of both reason and right
eousness, that Avould be the A-ery nega
tion of God —the insanity of man.
"The defeats of yesterday are dead
Avith yesterday. Tomorrow is for A'ic
tory because tomorrow is for country
and fireside and glory, and immortal
ity and honor."
Here ReA\ Mr. Boyle paused; then,
walking across the rostrum, he raised
his hand dramatically and shot at his
hearers the three questions Avhich
preface this report of his sermon.
There AA-as no response, and, without
attempting to answer them himself,
the pastor sat down.
Driving Club Meets Tonight.
Entries for the races to be held under
the auspices of the Capital City Driv
ing club on Thursday will close to
night and entry fees must be paid at
the meeting of the club, which is to
be held at the Metropolitan hotel this
evening at 8 o'clock. The question of
a grand parade on Thursday Avill also
be decided at the meeting.
Lamp Explodes Behind His Back.
W. H. Ames, 835 Holly aA-enue, AA'ent
doAvn cellar to fix the fire last night,
and setting the lamp upon the floor,
turned to his duties. No sooner had
he done so than the lamp exploded,
setting fire to some rubbish that lay
around. The department was called,
but was not required. No damage re
Postum Coffee Remade the Dominie in
Where a person has no troubles ex
cepting those caused by coffee, Postum
Food Coffee if faithfully used will
usually act Avith remarkable quickness.
Here is an example eA'en where the
coffee habit has been one of long
"I had been a coffee drinker for
twenty years and until recently regard
ed it as one of the 'stays of life,'"
writes a Tennessee clergyman.
"About a year ago an attack of ma
laria impaired ray digestion and I be
gan to use more coffee than usual,
thinking it would help my system
throAV off the malady. During that
year I suffered indescribable agonies
of nerA'ous indigestion. Finally I no
ticed that every time I drank coffee
for dinner or supper I was much
worse. I told my Avife I thought it
was coffee and that I would quit It
and use hot water. Then I thought I
Avould try the Postum we had heard
so much about.
"From the very day I left off coffee
and introduced Postum I began to Im
prove and at the end of one single
week I did not have even the slightest
symptom of nervousness and dyspep
sia left. It is many weeks now since
then and I have not only gained in
flesh but am entirely free from indi
gestion and am strong and happy. My
wife had been nervous and her stom
ach In bad condition and when she
saw the change wrought in me follow
ed my example, and after using Pos
tum a short time extremely beneficial
"I am a Methodist minister in.
charge of a church at Graysville,
Term." Name furnished by Postum
Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
OF 50 YEARS AGO
D. S. B. Johnston to Discuss
Them Before the His
At the meeting of the historical so
ciety this evening the officers of the
association Avijl .be .elected J>yth« mem
bers of the council who were selected
at the January meeting.
Following the "business session JD. S.
B. Johnston will read his third pap,er
on "Minesota Journalism<of the Terri
torial Period." It will deal, especially*-
Avith the newspapers and neA*spaper
times of 1856 and aa'Hl be Avell illustrat
ed by anecdotes and incidents of the
Mr. Johnston was for fh'e years a
Minnesota editor, half of his service
coming within the territorial period.
Tavo more papers-wtlr finish the series
up to May 11, 1858, the time when Min
nesota came into the Union as a, state.
These Avill be read some time during
the coming spring.
During the past year the growth of
the library of the society has been re
The number of bound books added
to the library Avas 2,121, and the num
ber of pamphlets, or unbound books,
470. The total number of bound vol
umes at the beginning of this year was
38,228, and of unbound volumes, 34,098,
amounting together to 72,326 volumes.
In this summary the newspaper de
partment is included, but It should also
be considered separatels'. During the
year 1902 the number of newspaper
volumes bound and added to the libra
ry was 460, or about a tAvelfth part of
the present number, Avhich is 5,419.
The number of Minnesota newspapers,
daily, Aveekly and monthly, regularly
received, is now 454, and twenty-eight
others are recelA'ed from outside of the
state, making the entire number 482.
The Minnesota department of the
library, including books that relate
particularly to this state, is contained
in fiA'e large cases. It numbers 1,271
bound A-olumes and about 1,500 pamph
Tavo other departments to which con
stant attention for their increase has
been given during many years, and in
which this library is scarcely surpas
sed by and. in the United States, are
local history and American genealogy.
During the past five years the number
of town histories of the New England
states has increased from 730 to 1,122.
Of American family histories, of
genealogies, the library now has 1,
--402 bound volumes and 675 pamph
lets, besides many books in this class
published by societies, others giving
genealogies of many families collec
tively, and the genealogical portion of
Little space is occupied by this so
ciety's museum which, so far as it can
noAV be exhibited, is contained in five
cases. It comprises historical relics
illustratiA'e of the conditions of the pio
neer settlements of Minnesota, of the
Sioux Avar and the CiAil war, of the
people who built the thousands of pre
historic mounds in this state, and of
their tribes, the Sioux and Ojibwas.
■who were living here when the first
A^iite men reached this region.
It is expected that Avhen more space
shall be pro Aided for this library and
museum and for the display of por
traits in the new capitol building, all
these collections will be greatly in
creased. This will be especially true
of the museum in its department of
archaeology, for which J. V. Brower,
a member of the society's council, has
collected during the past seven years
a vast number of specimens, in total
exceeding 60,000, of stone implements
and weapons, flakes from their manu
facture, bone and cojjper ornaments,
pottery, etc., partly from the modern
Indians and partly from the ancient
mounds, throughout Minnesota and a
large region reaching west to the Rocky
mountains and south to Kansas.
Another member of the council, Rev.
Edward C. Mitchell,' has announced his
intention to deposit in this museum the
greater part of his very valuable pri
vate collection, now at his home in this
city, including many thousand speci
mens of aboriginal implements, weap
ons, ornaments and pottery. These
munificent contributions from Council
ors Brower and Mitchell will give to
this museum a national importance
surpassed by only, very few other arch
aeologic collections in this country.
The number of individual portraits
displayed in the rooms of the society
is nearly 200, besides thirty group pic
tures, which comprise about 1,300 por
traits. There are also more than a
hundred other pictures, as of ancient
buildings, monuments and raintinigs
of historic scenes.
The society now has eighteen hon
ary members, 'seventy^-elght corres
ponding members, 175 life members and
fifty annual members, the total being
321. The honorary and correspond
ing members represent nearly every
state of the Union and the provinces of
Canada. Nearly all of the life and an
nual members, together numbering 225,
are residents of Minnesota.
MRS. PHOEBE WRIGHT
DIES AT THE AGE OF 81
Had Lived in City for 33 Years, and
Was Active in Church Work.
Mrs. Phoebe Wright, for thirty-three
years a resident of St. Paul, died yes
terday morning at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Emma Withy, 607 Ash
land avenue. Old age was fhe cause
of the end.
Mrs. Wright was born in England
eighty-one years ago, and was mar
ried in that country to Joseph Wright,
a railroad man. For thirty-one years
she was a resident of the West side,
in this city, until two years ago, when
she took up her residence with her
daughter. Mrs. Wright was actively
engaged In church and charitable work.
Three children survive her. They
are Mrs. Withy, Cyrus and William
Wright, all of this city.
The funeral will take place Wed
nesday at 2:30 p. m. at Hebron Baptist
church, and the interment will be at
CORNED BEEF CAUSES
John Hernamann Becomes a Victim,
but Will Probably Recover.
John Hernamann, living over thd
fire patrol station on Robert street,
was yesterday taken to the city hos
pital in the police ambulance, suffer
ing from ptomaine poisoning contract
ed by eating corned beef for breakfast
He was suddenly taken with acute
abdominal pains, from which he suf
fered keenly, and for some time It
was thought he would be very serious*
ly 111. However, he was able to leave
the hospital last night at a late hour,
MRS. THOMAS TELL DIES
OF BLOOD POISONING
Coroner Thinks Death Was Due to
Neglect and Orders Inquest.
Mrs. Thomas Tell, 311 Thirteenth
street, died Saturday morning: of
blood poisoning:, said by Coroner Mil
ler to be the result of lack of medical
atendance during confinement. No
physician was called, but a midwife.
The midwife has been sumrncfey by
Dr. Miller to give evidence at an in
quest ordered by him to be held at the
county morgue Wednesday morning at
9 o'clock, in order to find whether or
not neglect was the cause of death.
Mrs. Wlnsfow's Soothing Syrup.
Hag been used for over FIFTY YEARS by
MILLIONS of MOTHERS for their CHIL*
DREN WHILE TEETHING, with PER.
FECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHES the
CHILD, SOFTENS the GUMS, ALLAYS
all PAIN; CURES WIND COLIC, and Is
the best remedy for DIARRHOEA. Sold
by Druggists in every part of the world.
Be sure and ask for "Mrs. Wlnslow's
Boothing Syrup," and take no other kind.
Twenty-five cents a bottle.
FORMER CROWN PRINCESS
CAN'T SEE HER SICK CHILD
King George Says She Must Not Return
DRESDEN, Feb. B.—The separation of
former Crown Princess Louise and Prof.
Giron does not change the present legal
situation, and will not have the slightest
effect on the divorce proceedings, which
will be resumed Feb. 11. The princess
can never return to the Saxon court, but
she may possibly effect a reconciliation
with her own family and take up a per
manent residence in Austria. King
George called a council of the ministers
today- and submitted to them a tele
graphic request from the former crown
princegs. begging to see her son Chris
tian, who is dangerously ill. The de
cision, however, was that it was impos
sible to allow her to return here, as it
would occasion popular excitement.
Always a Silver Lining.
John Mitchell says he does not think
the coal trade will catch up with the de
mand for frfro years. If that is the case
it is a good thins that spring i 3 not far
What Shall We
Have for Dessert?
This question arises in the family
every day. Let us answer it to-day. Try
a delicious and healthful dessert. Pre
pared in two minutes. No boiling! no
baking! add boiling water and set to
cooL Flavors:—Lemon, Orange, Rasp
berry and Strawberry. Get a package
•t your grocers to-day, io cts.