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The Planter's House at St. Louis on
Fire Yesterday Morning.
SCENE OF WILDEST CONFUSION.
Guests Rushing from tho House Sans
Clothes ami Everything.
FOUIt PERSONS BURNED TO DEATH.
Two Children Burned to Death in
THE MILWAUKEE HOLOCAUST.
Disastrous Conflagrations at Stoughton
and Neenali, Wisconsin.
AX EDITOR ALLY BURNED.
A Large Number of Fires Involving
Loss of Life and Property.
St. Louis, Jan. 14.—1t was just 4:10
•o'clock this morning when the fireman in
the engine room of the Planters' house dis- |
covered live coals dropping in the paved j
alley just outside the window. Getting j
out he found the alley so densely filled j
with smoke that it was impossible to dis- ,
tinguish the locality of the fire which j
caused it. The coals, however, evidently j
came from the store room of the hotel, j
which is part of a frame structure extend- !
ing out across the alley at the second floor |
and abutting on the large furniture rooms I
of the auction house of Block, i
Tyler & Co. The fireman ran to the end ;
•of the alley, where high gates enclosed it, ]
making with the frame structure a long, ,
narrow loom in which the smoke accumu- j
lated. He succeeded in getting the gates j
open, thus creating a current which carried
off some of the smoke. He returned to
try to extinguish the fire. He i
found, however, that it had a strong hold
in the store room in the kitchen, which is
immediately over the boiler room, where
he was at work. He gave an alarm, and
in three minutes the hotel was a bedlam.
Nearly 300 people, lilied with the horrible
recollections of the Milwaukee holocaust
DASHING IIITUEB AND THITHXB
through the main corridors and down the
several stairways into the office and street.
The hotel employes acted with good sense
and promptness, rapping long and loud on
every door in the house, and five minutes
later making a second trip to insure that
everybody was up and advised of the dan
ger. Very few waited to dress, as the
.* moke from the rear building, where the
fire was located, had already invaded the
corridors and was making its way slowly
into the rooms. Stopping only to grab a
few articles of clothing, men, women and
FLED IN DISMAY
and would not halt even in the commo
dious main office, where there was light,
comfort and little smoke. As the engines,
the first of which arrived within fifty sec
onds of sounding the alarm, dashed up to
the hotel the stream of fugitives began to
pour from its doors. There were men in
naught but their underclothes, and women,
with but night dress and possibly a shawl
•or cloak over their shonlders,and little chil
dren hastily bundled in blankets or other
wrappers. Few wore shoes, and a great
many were in their bare feet. The lights
of the Republican and Globe-Democrat •.
offices and of a gambling house, all of i
which were at a distance of a block, led
the half-crazed people to temporary refuge
of warmth, whence carriages in a few mo
ments removed them to other hotels. Some
of the scenes incident to this hegira were
quite thrilling, their effect being intensified
by the rattle, clang and shriek of the
engines and tho # shouts of the firemen.
Soon the main body of the hotel was J
cleared of guests and the building was in j
possession of the firemen, who within i
twenty minutes as a result of a second
alarm had thirteen engines at work.
Meantime events in the rear of the
building were of a far more ugly charac
ter. The hotel, which is six stories in
height, fronts on the west side of Fourth
street from Chestnut to Pine, while the
wing runs back on both Chestnut and Pine
streets, to the depth of half a block. Thus
the main building forms thre«
sides of a rectangle. The fourth
side is formed by a four story
building, forty years old, midway of which
on the ground floor is the boiler room
above referred to, and the kitchen on the
floor above it. The two upper floors were
occupied by the help of the house, some
seventy-five in number. Along the side of
the boiler room a narrow stairway rises
and winds to the roof. The fire, which
start*! very close to this stairway, was
•carried np to the roof by the draft in the
stairway, and thus not only
CUT OFT ESCAPB
by that means, bat also formed a barrier
which prevented men sleeping in the south
half of the building from reaching another
stairway at the north end.. Hence time
unfortunates, almost smothered by amok*,
were o»mpelled to climb out of the room
os the frame structure which abutted over
th c alley, and thence either to jump or
lower themselves by means of a pulley
rigged there for hoisting supplies. One
poor fellow was seen to start down the
stairway before the - fire reached
the third floor, and an hour later bis
orispod corpse was found in the kitchen
near the foot of the stairs. Another em
ploye, who, although answering to a call,
seems to have been too much* stupefied by
the smoke to get up, was found two hours
afterward. His dead body was found on
the smoking mattress of bis bed. The fe
male help all escaped by the stairway at
the north end save one, who broke her an
kle in jumping to the roof of a shed. The
firemen made 1 a grand fight and
were carried through the walls of smoke
right to where the flames were raging, and
notwithstaudinglthe inflammable nature of
tbo building, they succeeded in preventing
the fire from extending a brief distance of
twenty feet from the point of its origin^
but in that space it turned clear through
to the roof, destroying about tenTooins.
The balance of the rear building was mr.de
uninhabitable by water, but the hotel
proper did not suffer to the extent of a
dollar. The fire, however, crossed the alley
to the furniture warerooms. where the fire
men had another fierce but short fight.
to the hotel property w;is about $10,000
and to the auction firm about §20,000, all
covered by insurance. This evening work
men engaged in clearing away the debris
found the charred body of a man amid the
broken timbers at the foot of the stairway
on the basement iloor. It proved to be
H&nry Blancy, an employe, over sixty years
, old, who as a boy sorved as a chore boy in
the hotel. The other dead men are Carl De
bole, a scullion, and Dennis Repoati,a carver
The hotel is a very substantial structure
well provided with fire escapes and stair
ways remote from each other, and even
had the fire invaded it the progress would
be slow. There were two firemen in the
the main building. The origin of the fire
J. J. Gerardi, the proprietor, who two
years ago remodeled the structure at great
oxpence, announces that a new kitchen will
be working by Tuesday morning, and that
the National Furniture Men's convention
and banquet, to take place there Wednes
; day, will not be discommoded. The
! Planters house was for a quarter of a cen
| tury the best known hotel in the West, and
i its fame was extended by Charles Dickens'
1 "American Notes."
Most of the guests and boarders in the
' Planter's house returned to the hotel this
j evening, they being satisfied it was quite
j safe to do so,.and the business of the house
i proceeding as usual, excepting not to be
j able to serve breakfast to-morrow,and par-
I haps not dinner. So far as known none of
! the guests or boarders lost any personal
' effects, and none of them were injured or
j met with any mishaps.
\ on the hotel building is as follows: Lanca
j shire, England, $5,000; London Assurance,
\ $5,000; Hamburg, Bremen, $6;000; Queen, |
England, $5,000; Fire Insurance associa- !
tion, England, $5,000; Merchants'. New Jer
j Bey, §2.500; Boyston, Boston, $2,500; Union
California. $500; Phamix.England, $5,000;
Firemen's Fund, California, £500: Stand- I
ard, England, $5,000; British American. !
$2,500; Lion, England, §5,000; Metropole, j
France, $ 5,000; City of London, £5,000; i
Insurance Company of North America, ;
§7,500; Pennsylvania Insurance j
company $5,000; Citizens', Kt. !
Louis, $2,500; Star, New York, :
$2,500; Union, Pennsylvania, $2,500: Har
vard, New York, $2,500; Northern, Eng
land, §2,500; Firemens', Ohio, $2,500;
Louisville Underwriters, $2,500. Total
$87,500. J.J.Gerard, proprietor, is in
surod $67.00G on furniture and supplies,
but the names of the companies cannot be
Black, Tyler <fc Co.'s loss is not probably
more than $10,000; insured for $18,000, as
follows: Farragut, New York, $1,500;
Clinton, New York, $2,500; Citizens', $2,
--500; Prescott, Boston, $1,000; Manufactur
ers', Boston, $2,500; Allemenia, Pittsburg,
$2,500; Fire Insurance Association of Eng
land, $3,000; Watertown, New York,
THE MILWAUKEE HOLOCAUST.
Milwaukee, Jan. 14, —The call for vol
unteers at the exhumation of the bodies in
the Newhall house ruins to-day turned out
to be a fizzle, only two citizens respond
ing. The regular paid force was hard at
work, despite a cutting northwesterly
wind and extremely cold weather. Two
charred bodies, beyond recognition, were
taken out to-day, making eighteen charred
bodies in addition io the twenty-three iden-1
tified dead, or forty-one known to be dead
in all. Mrs. Bridget Bridgman,
the oldest employe of the
I hotel, is reported an additional
! missing to-dn.y. making forty-two bodies
yet supposed to be in the ruins. Sho is
known to have started out on the morning
of the fire arousing the servants, and is
not heard of since. She was from this
city. Five bodies were buried to-day,
among them T. B. Elliott, a prominent
lawyer, who came to the hotel on the 3:30
j train the morning of the fire, and half an
. hour later jumped from the fourth story
| window and broke both legs, injured
his spine and died on Friday. He
was a prominent Mason and state repre
sentative of the United States Grand
lodge of Odd Fellows. The funeral cere
monies were imposing.
The mayor receired Jay Gould's
check for $500 for the relief of
the sufferers and the Western Union
Teiegjraph company's check for $100. Lo
cal charity Jhas responded nobly, so that
the action of three members of the coun
cil stands isolated. To-day the excavations
from the Broadway front will reach the
court in the rear of the office, and will be
started near the west wall
nnder the servants' quarters, where
more of the bodies are supposed to be.
A vacant store on Broadway is fitted np
as a temporary morgue for the charred re
mains. To-day the Lincoln Guard militia
was called out for guard dutj at the ruins
to ward off the crowd of people, bat only
a few of the latter congregated at the
soene, extremely cold weather prevailing.
Funeral services were held at all the prom
inent ohurches to-day before crowded au
BUSKED TO DIATE.
Sioux Crry, It., Jan. 14.—The dwelling
of Henry Pierce, just across the line ia
Dakota, burned yesterday, his wife acci
dently upsetting a lamp while he was at
the barn. He retimed in time to drag his
wife out, almost suffocated in a dead faint,
then rushed in after his two children, aged
five and two years, but was driven out
badly scorched by the flames, and the lit
tle ones burned to death.
Clbteland, 0., Jan 14. —At 2 o'clock this
morning the jail at Oak Harbor took fir*
and a man locked up the night before for
being drunk was burned to death.
OBZAT TIBB AT STOUGHTOJT, WIS.
Milwaukk, Jan. 14—A fire broke out
at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the
great wagon and carriage works of T. G.
Mandl. at Stoughton, Wis., eighteen miles
from Madison. The fire caught in the
main bnilding,which was totally destroyed,
together with all the machinery. The lost
i is estimated at over $100,000; insured for
about $79,000. The works will probably
be rebuilt at once. The following are
among the companies who hold insurance
on the buildings destroyed:
Continental, New York, $9,500;
German American, New York, $5,000;
Northwestern National, Milwaukee, §7.500;
Home, New York, §4,500; Niagara, New
York, §4,000; Underwriters', $2,000; iEtna,
Hartford, §2,500; Commercial, England,
§5,300; Standard, England, §2,000; Metro
politan, §4,500; Queen's, of England,
§1,000; Insurance Company of North
America, §2,000; American, of New Jer
sey, $2,000; Franklin, of Philadelphia,
§3,200; Norwich Union, England, §4,500;
Northern, London, §5,000.
Imperial, England, §3,300; Westchester, N.
V., "«4,500; Hamburg, of Bremen, §3,500;
Glen's Falls, §2,500; Milwaukee Mechanic's
Mutual, §2,500; Hecla, from §1,500 to
ANOTHEB AT NEENAH.
This morning at 3:55 fire broke out in
P. Garfney's store at Neehah, Wis.. con
sumed it and extended to Kimberly &
Elwess' drug store on the west, rapidly
burning that, and to the Pettibone block
on the east, containing the National bank
of Neenan, Miss Lansing's fancy store,
Paine's confectionery store,Kimball's store,
and news rooms, Mrs. Weber's dressmak
ing establishment and postoffice, quickly
laj ing all in ruins. The Russell house next
took fire and burned out like a tinder box.
The walls are still standing. Seaver's boot
and shoe store, Clausen A. Gram's general
merchandise store, and Osiers meat mark
et followed. It is impossible to give an
exact estimate of the loss and. insur
ance. Russell's loss is $35,000; insurance,
$10,000; Gaffrey, $15,000; insured. The
total loss must reach §100,000.
Milwaukee, Jan. 14. —A special from
Neenah says the loss at the fire will reach
far over §100,000, and fne origin was
doubtless incendiary. Insurance cannot
Laconia, N. H., Jan. 14. —Dr. Hackett
publisher of the Tocsin, was fatally injured
during a fire in his office.
Uxebidge, Ont., Jan. 14.—The round
house of the Midland railroad and four
locomotives were burned. Loss §50,000.
Bangob, Me., Jan. 14.—The paper mill
of J. &E. Crossly &, Co., 225 by 70 feet,
burned with its contents.
Memphis, Term., Jan. 14. —A fire to-night
at I) :30 o'clock destroyed the First Prasby
terian church, corner of Third and Poplar
streets. Services had been held there and
the congregation had been dismissed only
an hour when flames were discovered
ascending the roof, and although the
engines promptly responded to the alarm
the structure was completely gutted. The
fire originated from the heater in the
auditorium. Rev. Eugene Daniel is pas
tor. Loss about §25.000: insurance light.
Tobonto, Jan. 14. —Whitman's steam
sawmill at Hogg island, Anapolis, burned.
Loss $18,000. uninsured.
Mitcdellville, la., Jan. 14. —A public
school house burned here yesterday. Loss
§10.000; insured for §7,000.
FIBE AT BEA.
New Yobk, Jan. 14. —The steamer Neck
or arrived to-day from Bremen. She took
off the crew of the brig Mary Lizzie, burn
ing seven days. The crew numbered eight
persons. Th 9 fire was kept down by clos
ing up the holes with sails and blankets.
The men were greatlj exhausted, being at
work day and night since the fire broke
Turner Hall Concert.
The Sunday [evening concerts j by Sei
bert's orchestra, at Turner hall, are be
coming very popular, and far exceed the
expectations of both Mr. Seibert and the
members of the Turner society. Last
night, notwithstanding the weather was
cold the hall was well filled by a delighted
audience. It is not at all surprising that
those present were pleased as the pro
gramme proved to be a very excellent one.
The orchestra was enlarged for the occa
sion, and played with vim, precision, and
delicate shading throughout. The chief
features of the orchestral work were the
two overtures, one by Eilenberg, the other
by Reissiger, and the potpouri arranged
by Schreiner. Each of these possessed
peculiar characteristics which were well
developed. All three selections were well
sustained throughout and showed a
strength, energy and carefulness in prepa
ration which even surprised good mu
sicians who have for years listened with
pleasure to this well-known and superior or
ganization. Mr. Seibert may well feel proud
of the work his orchestra io doing. It was
greatly aided by the oboe of Mr. Wuerz
which was played with telling effect, and
which showed how indispensable
that instrument is in giving
proper effect to the orchestral work. Mr.
Guibert's flute solo was vociferously ap
plauded. It was a good piece
of work and so was the oboe
solo by Mr. Wuerz. M 153 Emma Lawrence
pleased the large audience with her zither
solo, and so did Mr. Hildebrandt with his
bass solo. Both were recalled. As above
remarked, the concert was a grand success,
and showed that the effort to present good
music in a pleasant hall will be popular
and successful. It is quite likely that
they will be continued through the sum
Relief for the German Sufferers.
Niw Yobk, Jan. 14. —The German mas
ter masons met to-day to raise funds to re
lieve the sufferers by the Rhine flood.
Twenty-eight lodges were represented.
Over $1,000 collected and as much more
promised. The committee collecting for
the Pfalze sufferers received to-day $173.
It will be sent to the burgomeister of
Pmtladklthh, Jan. 14. —The United
Singing societies of Philadelphia, resolved
to contribute $500 from their general fond
for the sufferers of Rhinoland. This makes
$4,552 collected the last three days.
Cutiuid, Jan. 14. —A meeting of Ger
mans was held her* this afternoon and a
committee was appointed to canvas the
wards of the city and townships of the
county for contributions for sufferer* bj
the flood in Germany. A meeting of Ger
man ladies was held also at which it was
determined to give an entertainment,
probably a ball, to raise a fund for the
Chicago, Jan. 14.—The German Aid so
ciety for the relief of sufferers by the
Rhine floods have raised about $4,000 and
expect to add very materially to the
amount this week.
Big Cut Decided.
Little Rock, Jan., 14.—1n the United
States court yesterday the suit for $30,
--000 damages brought by Newman Erb
against president Paramore of the St.
Louis and Texas narrow guage railroad,
was decided in favor of defendant, judge
Caldwell instructing jury to render the
ST. PAUL, MONDAY MOR JANUARY 15, 18«3.
CAKELESS legislation regarding
THE granting OF pensions.
Some striking Instances of How the Treas
ury is Plumlerecl-I-The Forthcoming
Meeting: of the National Republican Com
mittee—Agitation jisHo the Basis of Rep
resentation—Probable Action of the
House on the "Whisky-in-Bond Kill—How
Gen. Singleton tost d Fortune.
[Special Telegram to the Globe 1
Washington, Jan. 14. —The careless
manner in which the pension laws have
been enlarged from time to time was illus
trated yesterday by thd bills brought for
ward by the house committee on pensions,
bounty, and back pay,; and some of the
methods resorted to by. the well organized
corps of pension claW agents in Wash
ington were exposed by Gen. Bragg, of
Wisconsin. The committee proposed to
legislate in favor of certain classes of
pensions, so as to increase the amount re
ceived by them, and enlarge the number of
those entitled to pensions, but when pressed
for a statement of the additional amount of
money that would be drawn from the
treasury or the probable number of pen
sioners that would be added to the rolls,
were unable to give any satisfactory in
formation. Itwas apparent that they had
not carefully investigated the most im
portant questions involved in the proposed
legislation, and their chairman intimated
that he cared very little how much money
would be taken out of I the public purse,
provided the persons to■;• be affected were
equitably entitled to additional pensions.
One of these bills, under cover of an
apparently just amendment to the
statute so as to allow pension claimants to
make declaration ,befor» justices of the
peace or notaries public, ; opens wide the
door for additional claims upon the gov
ernment, and legalizes many claims that
have been barred by informality. This
bill was vigorously' attacked but was not
clearly understood, and was passed by a
recorded vote, because many of the mem
bers were unwilling to go upon the record,
as voting against the soldier element.
Another of the bills passed increases the
pension to be paid to pensioners! whose
sight or hearing was lost or impaired in
the army or naval service. It provides,
that for the loss of one eye the pension
shall be §12 per t month, f and in case
the other eye is seriously afflicted
an equitable increase of pension shall be
paid. The whole not to exceed $20 per
month, and all those who have lost the
sight of one eye, the other having been
previously lost, shall be entitled to a pen
sion of $50. The act of March, 1873, pro
vides that persons who had lost the hear
ing of both ears shall be entitled to a pen
sion of 13. This bill increases pension*
in such cases to $25, and provides that for
any loss of hearing less than total deaf
ness in one or both ears, the person shall
receive an equitable portion of the
full pension allow . ; for .[ total
deafness. This latter provision
will be a fruitful source of profit to the
pension claim agents, because it will be so
easy to get up a claim of that character
and so difficult to protect the government
I against fraudulent claims that the hearing
i was positively lost while in the service.
Gen. Eosecrans, of California, introduc
ed a bill to remove the statutory bar which
excludes the pension claims of state mili
tia and non enlisted persons who received
wounds or injury in battle with rebels or
Indians while temporarily rendering ser
vice. The statute limits the time for the
successful prosecution of these claims
to July 4, 1874, and the
committee endorsed Gen. Rosecranß'
proposition to let in all such claimants as
have been barred.
Gen. Bragg assaulted the bill with his
usual earnestness, and it was defeated.
Gen. Eosecrans intimated that he would
bring the question forward in another
form, when an opportunity occurs. Cali
-1 fornia, Oregon and some of the Western
border states are specially interested in it.
It was noticeable in the discussion yester
day that some congressmen of both politi
cal parties had learned that public senti
ment demands that more care shall be
taken in legislating in regard to pension
NATIONAL BEPUELICAN COMMITTEE.
The national Republican committee,
which meets here xiext Wednesday, will
attract the attention of politicians in all
parts of the country. The subcommittee
appointed to consider the question of ap
portionment of delegates at the next na
tional Republican convention will meet on
Monday. This committee in composed of
five members: John A. Martin, of Kansas;
Chauncey I. Filley, of Missouri; Thomas
C. Platt, of New York; John M. Forbes, of
Massachusetts, and William E. Chandler,
of New Hampshire. As yet but three of
these gentlemen are known to have pre
pared plans, namely, Chandler, Forbes and
Martin. Chandler's plans have. been al
ready published, but it is understood
that he has changed his mind on the sub
ject and will propose the following: . : ;
A representation of four delegates at
large for each state. Two for each con
gressional district. Three additional at
large for every Republican senator,; and
three additional at large for every Bepmb
lioan representative in the then existing
oengress. This would make a total •of
1,400 delegates ' in -'-, the - convention as*
sembled. , '£^%V •." •'\ VI . '•::■ •■'■ :'-'V>'; >:
Forbes' plan reduces the number of dele
gates to about 500. His plan is to have
two at large for each state,, one for
each congressional district, one additional
at large for each Republican senator, and
one additional at large for each Republi
can representative. . . .
. Martin's plan would give 858 delegates
in all, two delegates at large for. each
state, one delegate for each congressional
district, aad to each state one delegate for
every 13,000 Republican votes cast for
president in 1880. Martin's idea is that
delegates to a Republican convention
should represent Republican voters, and
not as at present a population without re
gard to politics. In convention on the
subject to-day he said that all the plans
proposed so far but his are unjust to the
growing states, because they make no al
-10 ranee for increase of population within
ten years. They are also unjust to Repub
lican states which should certainly
have larger representations than Democrat
1 ie states in a Republican convention.
"Nearly all of the 80G delegates for Grant
were from democratic states,"said he,"which
shows that anything like the present sys
tem could be 100 readily manipulated by the
machine. This could not happen under an
apportionment regulated by the Republi
can vote of a state unless the majority of the
Republicans consented. The present system
of representation in the Northern states
gives one delegate to 1,940 Republican vote 3
in Nevada and only ono delegate for 8,174
votes in Ohio. Under my plans Nevada
would have six delegates, each representing
1,740 Republican votes, and Ohio would
have fifty-six delegates, each one repre
senting 6,665 votes. New York
would have the largest number, oight y
four, each representing 6,G13 votes. Penn
sylvania would be entitied to sixty-nine
delegates, each representing 6,445 votes,
and Illinois fifty delegates, representing
0,350 votes each. In the Northern states
under this plan representation would be
nearly equal except in one or two of the
smaller states. Each delegate would rep
resent an average of 5,500 Republican
votes. In the Southern states the delegates
would represent from 2,500 to 3,000
The question of where the next conven
tion shall be held will be the next impor
tant matter for the discussion of the com
mittee, but this will probably
not be decided until next year.
None of the members now
here will express a preference for any
particular city, though there is even now
considerable talk on the subject. It seems
to be understood that it will not be Chica
go. Cincinnati is trying to get it. Wash
ington has been suggested as a place re
moved from the local political influences
which go so far to impress their strength
upon a convention in the interest of cer
tain candidates, but the presence of an ad
ministration with an entire colony of
political office holders will doubtless pre
vent any such selection. The gentlemen
here say the convention will be held in the
Considerable talk is heard in regard to
the probable resignation of ex-Senator
Dorsey,who still retains the position of sec
retary of the committee, but no one <;an be
found who has heard anything beyond the
suggestion that it was likely to be done.
The members of the committee here evince
a manifest disinclination to talk on the
AFTEB SCALP 3.
The army of "Mikes and Barneys" from
New York is still here determined to force
the removal of Collector Robertson and
District Attorney Woodford and the other
appointees of Garfield in the federal offices
of that city. It cannot be yet learned that
they have been successful. Hugh Hastings,
who was here this week and dined at the
White house, said to a friend that the pres
ident had stated that the remov
als were to be made. Two New York
papers claiming to speak by authority
take directly different views. One says
that there will be no removal except of
Woodford, the other that the removals are
certain to be made later. Announcements
of the New York gang here are to be taken
with a great deal of allowance. They pre
dicted, for instance, that Olmstead would
be confirmed and that the president under
no circumstances would withdraw his name,
out Olmstead was not confirmed and the
president did withdraw his name. The
army of "Mikes" were all anxious for his
confirmation, for reasons which did not
appear on the surface, but the president
having been notified by the sen
ate committee that unless his
name should be withdrawn
the nomination would be defeated,he with
drew it. The president said that he was
deceived as to the record of Olmstead.
Notwithstanding the defeat of the ring,the
New York crowd say that Robertson is
sure to go. One of them goes so far as to
say a cabinet officer, whom he does not
name, tells him, this,Woodford and Robert
son are certainly to be removed and the
naval officer and surveyor will not bereap
pointed. The ground for the removal of
Woodford is his opposition to Folger and
what is called his offensiveness in hi 3 let
ter to Attorney General Brewster, while, as
to Robertson, the cabinet officer
is quoted as saying that it
is conceded by most eminent
civil service reformers that the president
has the right to fill the highest offices from
among his own political friends. The cab
inet officer to whom the opinions are cred
ited may not be informed of the intentions
of the president, but there is little doubt
that he said what is attributed to him.
The whisky men are very anxious to find
out how the house will vote on the whisky
bill which lately passed the senate. They
find a good many members who do not
hesitate to say that they do not intend to
vote for ihe bill, and a good many who
promptly declare their purpose to vote
against it. The majority of the members,
however, refuse to say what they intend to
do. They say they prefer to wait until the
bill cones np for action before making
known their views with regard to it Speak
ing of whisky recalls an interesting story
whioh Gen. Singleton, of Illinois, told to
day of how he came near making a nice
little fortune. He said that jost before
the war he bec&me the owner of 125 bar
rels of very fine 1855 whisk;. It was, in
faot, a very superior article. He was con
fident that it only needed to be tasted to be
so appreciated, that he sent sample kegs
•f it *• a good many of his friends in dif
ferent parts of the conn try. The responses
ke reoeived were very hearty, and fully
indorsed his own opinion of the
whisky. He son; one of these
kegs to a particular friend of his
in New Oilcans, who was a wholesale
grocer. In a few weeks he received a let
ter from his friend saying the whisky was
the best that he had frmnd in many years
and that if he would -■„ nd him fifty barrels
of it he would undertake to sell it for him
at a profit of $5 a gallon. The whisky
cost Gen. Singleton $1.65 a gallon, and
hers was a chance to make the snug little
sum of $10,000 or more. The chance was
not to be lost. Gen. Singleton sent his
New Orleans friend the fifty barrels and
gave himself to the contemplation of
how he should invest his $10,000 when he
got it. Before he heard from his friend
the war came on and for several years
he lost sight of his New Orleans
friend and of his fifty barrels of whisky.
Soon after the w,ar closed ho made inquir
ies in New Orleans as to what had become
of his friend. He learned that he had been
dead two or three years, a:id that bis busi
ness had passed into other hands. He
gave his whisky up as lost, and paid no
further attention to the matter. In six
mouths or so after making his inquiries
he one day received a letter from tlie ad
ministrator of his friend's estate, telling
him that his fifty barrels of whisky were in
store in New Orleans, and were subject to
his order. He went to New Orleans and
found the whisky stored in the
loft of one of the warehouses that
still belonged to his dead friend's
estate. Some of the whisky
he sold and a few bar
rels of it he 6ent to his home. All there
is left of it now is part of two barrels.
One of these barrel is at Gen. Singleton's
house in Illinois, and the other at his res
idence in Washington. Whenever he is in
particularly good humor and wants to show
a friend or a new acquaintance how much
he appreciates him, he ftivites
him to take a dram of his rare old whisky.
It is as smooth as oil, and excites a sensa
tion that is both comfortable and delight
ful. Some of the whisky men from Ken
tucky and other states, now here look
ing after their interests in congress, have
been permitted to taste it. They say
there is nothing like it in
the country. They say that
if their whisky were one-quarter as mellow
and ripe as that of Mr. Singleton they
would not ask congress to extend the
bonded period. They would want to take
it out of bond at once. They could readily
find a market for it at $10 or even $15 a
gallon. It is a pity that Gen. Singleton's
supply is so small.
St. Paul Choral Society.
The members of the Choral society nre
reminded that the rehearsal will take place
Tuesday evening instead of to-night (Mon
day evening), when a full atte odance is
earnestly requested for our first rehearsal
for the next concert.
"Attention, Knights St. raul."
Owing to the hall being inadvertantly occu
pied on Tuesday evening, Jan. 9, the regular an
nual meeting has been postponed until Monday
evening, Jan. 15th., at 8 o'clock sharp.
One dollar fine for non-attendance.
M. J. O'Briex, Recorder.
VROF. B. 11. ETANS>
School for Dancing—Sherman Hall.
Monday afternoons and evonings, advanced
Tuesday afternoons and evenings, beginners'
Saturday mornings, from 10 to 12, children's
c Allthe latest styles of fashionable society
dancing taught. No old-fashioned steps used.
Office at Sherman hall. References required.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
PmSjj^^ssj^^^f.'-°-'rs?.-' ~' ■ -
Solo Shipper to the Northwest of
Philadelphia and Heading
And Dealer in all Grades
Support the only competition to the FUEL
RING by sending me your orders and getting
FULL WEIGHT, CLEAN COAL and PROMPT
OFFICE REMOVED—32B Jackson street, un
der Dawson's bank.
Retail Yard —Our. Fourth and Broadway.
To-Morrof, Wetaiay anllTWjiy.
MATINEE WEDNESDAY AT 2. *"" ~
ALL THE GIRLS PRETTY.
A FALL OP REAL WATER.
Secure Seats to-day. Avoid rush
N. B. Souvenir* for Ladies at all per
takes pleasure in announcing to his patrons that
he has now on exhibition the largest and finest
assortment of ladies' seal and mink sacques, dol
mans and imported wraps, ever shown in the
Northwest, as well as a full line of gents' fur
goods, also fancy robes and rugs; j339_
street, St. Paul, Minn. '*tmM ,
NO i 5
ANNUAL ECTCA. MPMENT
Wednesday, Jan. 17th.
At the conclusion of the Encampment a
tend Ball and Supper
Will be given at the
NEW ARMORY HALL
The largest and best hall in the Northwest.
Music by Great Union Bang of 18 Pieces. j
A cordial invitation is extended to all old
soldiers, members of the N. G., and citizens
generally, to be present on this occasion.
Members of N. G. are requested to appear in.
Tickets 61.00. Supper extra. 11-17
Monday Ev'g. Jan. 15,1883,
FRESHLY FOAMING FESTAL FOUNTAIN.
SEIBEET'S GRAND CARNIVAL ORCHESTRA.
$C One Hnnlrei Dollars in Premiums. C$
POPULAR PElCES—Gentlemen in mask,.
$1.00; ladies, 50 cents. For Bale with John
Matheis, P. J. Giesen, Mrs. Herwegen, Julius
Zahonyi, Frank Werner, Paul Faber and at the
door. Tickets to gallery, 50 cents. Reserved
seats, $1.00; on sale at Zahonyi's music store and
at the door. For particulars, see programmes.
ST. PAUL* IDEALS
ST. PAUL IDEALS
i- IN CLODDED TINTS. .
Ms, M 11, 1883.
Protestant Orphan Asylum.
An evening of Parlor Minstrelsy.
Tickets and reserved seats, Opera House box
office, Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. 10-15
'StP.NAV.C 0.- LEVEE
WOOD'S OPERA HOUSE.
Seventh Street, Near Jackson, St. Paul.
COL. J. H. WOOD MicagM
AND DURING THE WEEK.
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees, at 2 p.m.
Master Frankie Jones. Satsuma, the wonder
ful Japanese equilibrist. Second and final week,
of Mr. Frank Jones and Miss Alice Montague,
in their entertaining and sensational drama,
On the Brink, or the Creole Slave.
Jan. 22d, engagement of the celebrated Ger
; man Comedian, Mr. Geo. W. Thompson, in.
YOUNG m SOCIAL!
nt Hall, January 11.
Refreshments First Glass.
Tickets $1.00, for sale at the door or by tha
committee. . • . - ; 9-15 .