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REAL ESTATE 1
Increasing Activity in the Demand for
All Classes of Property.
A EOOJI IN BUSINESS SITES.
The Recent Davidson Purchase on Rob
ert, Fourth and Fifth Streets.
THE PLANS FOU IMPROVEMENT.
Specimen Transfers of the Week—A To
tal of Nearly Half a Million.
The unusually large number of transfers
of real estate for the past week and the
handsome aggregate of considerations
paid, shows a very healthful market. There
has been no unusual excitement or stimu
lus during the week closing last night.
Owing to the prevalence of March winds,
Blippery streets and a general disagreea
bleness, but little outside property has
been exa mined by buyers. Indeed it has
been a quiet and steady week in which a
good many heavy deals have been closed
up and transfers made. No new develop
ments have beer made in reference to
railroad projects and purchases.
The "right of way agents" are like the
usual run of ''road agents," very sly and
obscure fellows. When they want a piece
of property they waylay the owner, dive
down upon him, pledge him to "eternal
secrecy" and are off before the reportorial
detective can get on his trail. It is entire
ly certain that the railroads have not yet
secured all the property they want, and
their complete contracts and the plans
they have in view will not be made public
until that has been accomplished. In the
meantime there is a good, healthy demand
for business property and it can be had at
The builders are beginning to rush
around and get their materials and imple
ments ready to commence work. On
many buildings where foundations were
put in last fall work has already been re
sumed or will be as soon as the sun takes
a good square shine for three consecutive
days. Brick and stone, lumber and lime
are being hauled to foundations.
The snow and ice is being removed and
a general appearance of lifa is manifested.
Excavation has commenced on Fourth
street on the Simpson property and men
and teams are removing ..he earth prepar
atory to any movo the owner may deter
mine upon in the spring.
The Windsor hotel is to
have another large and
important addition so as to increase its
capacity by midsummer and the rock and
earth is behu,' removed by a large force of
men. The German American National
bank has completed the purchase from Mr.
Willius of the 100 feet square on the cor
ner of Robert and Fourth streets and they
will soon commence to tear down the old
rookeries now on the ground and to exca
vate for a banking palace befitting the
largest moneyed institution in the North
west. Aprops of this cornea the announce
ment of a new and magnificent enterprise
in the immediate vicinity by Commodore
W. F. Davidson, to be knewn and desig
The real estate transfers yesterday
Bhowed deeds from Greve, Oppenhim and
Clark and from Craig to James H. David
son for a frontage of seventy feet on Rob
ert street, between what is known as the
McClosky block and the Quinby & Hallo
well property. It is reported also that the
sale of the later property to Commodore
W.F.Davidson,\vHS consummated by a large
payment yesterday, but owing to some
cause known to the parties in interest, the
deed was not placed on record. These
heavy purchases in block 17, St. Paul
proper, have created a good deal of inter
est and has wonderfully stimulated activi
ty in Roberi street property. The pur
chasers have heretofore declined to make
public their plans in reference to this
property, Baying that the improvements
contemplated would not go on till
next season. We have, however,
learned that the improvement con
templated is an cicgant and very expen
.sive block fronting 125 feet on Fourth
street and 250 ft>et on Fifth, running
through from street to street, and probably
five or six stGrios high on Fourth and Fifth
streets. It will bo on the arcade plan.
That is. an open court, about twenty-five
feet wide, will run the center of the build
ing, from Fourth to Fifth, which will be
covered at the top by a glass roof and
paved with asphalt or smooth dressed
stone. Stores will front on Fourth and
Fifth, of sufficient depth for retail busi
ness, and in the center of the building,
back of the stores, fronting on the streets,
will be small stores fronting on the ar
cade, and there will be pleasant rooms in
all the upper floors suitable for offices, or
for families, or. indeed, for almost any
purpose. It is hoped and expected
by Commodore Davidson to commence
work on this mammoth undertaking this
fall after the new Opera house is complet
ed and off his hands, and the six story
block just east of tbe court house on
Fourth and ti:e aew block on Fourth direct
ly in front of the court house which he will
build in connection with the new Opera
house are completed. He declines to make
any estimate as to the probable cost of
this new and mammoth undertaking, but
says it will be the largest building he has
ever erected in the city, and that he will
put enough money into it to make it a
very complete and handsome structure.
The details of tha plans are not yet devel
oped and it has only gone so far that he
and.his architect have visited Cincinnati
and other cities and have inspected several
arcade buildings wiiaa view to getting all
the latest improvements that are put into
buildings of this character.
LT A NEW HOTEL.
After writing up the above
facts relative to the arcade building the
reporter observed that no mention was
made of the large purchases recently con-
Bummatedjfrontii'g on Robert street,and di
rectly west of and adjoining the site of the
arcade, and on going* back to interview
Commodore Davidson as to what uso he
and Col. Davidson proposed to make of
•their Robert street frontage of 225 feet, he
•'smiled a very bland smile" for an old
steamboatman, and said, "That's the
Reporter— Ye- the f>ublic and especially
those who own property on Robert Btreet,
would like to know what improvements
are contemplated for the Robert street
frontage of block 17?
Aiis. —Well, I am not prepared to say,
for our plans are not sufficiently matured.
Rep.—Well, it ha 3 been rumored that
you would build a big hotel on Robert
street in connection with the arcade.
Ans.—l don't want all the "big things."
I want other citizens of St. Paul to go to
work and do their share towards building
up this city, and I can say most cmjthntic
ally I won't build a big hotel. I have
thought that a small hotel, with modern
conveniences, and not built on too extrava
gant a scale on the corner of Fifth and
Robert might prove a paying investment.
Rep.—Then you are "contemplating
some kind of a hotel on Robert street?
Ans.—l can't hardly say that, but I have
thought a good deal about it. Now don't
commit me to a hotel, big or little, on
Robert street. I have only 6aid I have
been thinking about it and it may never
culminate in anything more than "think
Rep.—Well, commodore, dont you think
a big hotel would pay in this city ?
Ans.—Certainly one is very muoh need
ed and it ought to be commenced
and built just as quickly
as possible. We expect an immense pleas
ure travel from the South to Minnesota
this season and I am, or the packet com
pany is, building a new and fine passenger
packet to assist the Gem City and the War
Eagle to bring the people from St. Louia
to St. Paul, and to take them baok after
their summer vacation, and this city ought
to provide hotel facilities to take care of
them. For two or three seasons past the
summer visitors who have traveled on our
boats have complained bitterly of lack sf
hotel accommodations, and it is getting
worse every year.
Rep.—Then why won't you take the ini
tiative in building a big hotel commensu
rate with the needs of St. Paul?
Ana.—Simply because I can't. I have
got to keep up my steamboat line, which is
just as important to St. Paul as a big ho
tel, and the public has clamored for years
for a new and larger Opera house. I was
in hopes that citizens who are wealthy and
public spirited would take hold and build
an Opera house to suit their own taste and
convenience, but most of them who were
so clamorous on the subject were only
willing to lavish some one else's money,
(not their own.) on an enterprise of this I
The following will explain the lettering of the diagram:
A—Occupied by stores.
I?—Dowling stone block, corner of Fourth and Robert.
O—J.O—J. H. Davidson's 70 feet on R^xsrt street adjoining the Dowling block.
D—W. F. Davidson's 150 feet onnobert street and corner of Fifth, the hotel site.
E—Arcade court, 300 feet long by 25 feet wide.
H —First National bank building, corner of Jackson and Fourth.
X.—Stores having frontage on Jackson street.
M.—The proposed alley from Fourth to Fifth.
The transfers for the week speak for
themselves and show a healthful market
The largest consideration for any one
transfer daring the week is. the sale from
Emma B. Bid well to Col. James H. David
son, which is 160 feet front on Jackson
street by 210 deep, and half a block in
West St. Paul. The Jackson street front
age is excellent business property and
would prove a good investment if immedi
During the week gentlemen of capital
from various towns in the state have been
in the city vicing with capitalists from
abroad to secure tho best ba.gains in the
market. Some will buy nothing but busi
ness property in the heart of the city while
others are seeking for broad acres near the
city. The vicinity of Hamline university
and Macalester college are favorite loca
tions and acres anywhere near to
either of these institutions of learning are
eagerly sought after. The fact is, every
institution of learning builds up a village
or community about it which gives the best
society attainable, and in a few years
hemes near either of these colleges will
command a premium. Hamline is to be re
built at once and will be open ready for the
fall term and we understand that Macales
ter college will commence building with
the opening of spring. This will of course
lead to the rapid development of all the
surrounding property. A depot will soon
be put in near the crossing of Summit av
enue, and parties who live within a mile or
two of that point can take the cars and
reach the citj before parties who
live two miles out from the center.
Men and teams are busily engaged re
moving the earth from H. Greve's corner
just south of Smith park on Fifth street
and work on the foundation will com
mence early. All the real estate agents
seem to be occupied, but
THE NEW FIBM
of Fairchild & Davidson are among the
busiest. They cannot get into their
new quarters, 334 Jackson street, until
May 1, and their present rooms seem to be
full all the time. They have listed upon
their books some of the very be3t bargains
in business property and acres suitable for
platting, that there is in the market.
They have excellent facilities
for finding purchasers and
as fast as sales are made they made new
listments, thus keeping a full line of prop
erty, central, suburban and residence on
BIG THINGS IN PBOSPECT.
There are B good many projects devel- j
oping which will add to the wealth and
population of this city. Among others,
smelting and reduction works are being
very serious!/ considered. A gentleman
who h<is large interests in mines is looking
he ground over and will investigate tho
ST. PAUL SUNDAY GLOBE, SUNDAY MORNING MARCH 11, 18&*.
kind. Finally I undertook it myself, and
I will put is through and open it to the
public next September. I also have un
dertaken considerable building in addition,
all of which I hope to complete this year,
but as to my building a "big hotel," I shall
not undertake it, and the arcade for next
year is all I have now definitely deter
Thanking tho Commodore for the inter
view, the reporter took his departure with
the general impression that a "small ho
tel" may possibly materialize on the corner
of Robert and Fifth streets next year,
though we do not "commit" Commodore
Davidson to this enterprise,for he declined
to commit himself. Ho already owned
seventy-five feet front on the corner of
Robert and Fifth which was only separat
ed from tha balance of his property by a
Bmall piece fronting twenty feet on Fifth
street and running back to and forming
part of the Quinby & Hallowell purchase.
He gets that twenty feet from them and
seventy-five feet front additional on Rob
ert, making him 150 feet front on Robert,
250 feet front on Fifth and 125 fset front
on Fourth, and Col. Da
videon by the deeds recorded yesterday
becomes the owner of seventy feet front
on Robert next south of Quinby & Hal
lowell. We anggest that a hotel fronting
220 feet on Robert using the spare rooms
m the arcade building, might be large
enough to accommodate the overflow of
the Merchants hotel for a year or two.
We have had a small diagram prepared
which we print herewith showing the gen
eral outlines of the proposed arcade build
ing. It it hoped and expected that an
alley will be ran from Fourth to Fifth
street in rear of the Jackson street front
age and the proposed alley is shown upon
the accompanying diagram, though the
initiative steps to procure the opening of
buch an alley have not yet been taken.
Commodore Davidson expressly denies
any intention of building a mam
moth hotel on Robert, but hit
plan contemplates something on the
restaurant plan, neat and comfortable,
with all the modern conveniences for a
6mall public house. How much frontage
it will occupy and the number of stories
high it will be, he has not yet determined,
and for the present he leaves the balance
of the details to the newspaper reporters.
In the diagram herewith published we have
not had time to work out all the details of
the hotel, and so leave that for a future is
subject at Omaha, Denver and Leadville,
and if from information he is able to
gather it appears theat such works could
be prodtably operated in St. Paul, he will
initiate a movement for the erection of
such works here within the present year.
Mr. Fairchild has sold for E. F. Drake,
to Ferdinand Willius, 50x100 feet on
Fourth street, between Robert and Minne
sota, for $16,500.
Messrs. Greve & Oppenheim have been
selling right and left. During the week
they Bold to J. H. Bryant, fifteen lots in
Palace addition, for $900 each, amounting
to $13,500; also a whole block of Dean's
addition, containing thirty-six lots, for
different prices, varying from $300 to
$325 per lot; also twenty-five lots in Sum
mit Park addition, for from $400 to $600
per lot; also three lots on Nelson avenue
for $2,000 each; one lot in Summit Park,
$2,300, and various other sales, which in
the aggregate amount to not less than
Other dealers have also made consider
able sales which cannot be named at the
present time as other deals depend upon
C. M. Dittman and W. H. H. Johnston
yesterday concluded the puichise of a part
of Weide's rearrangement of Wilkin and
Heyward's outlots, consisting of about
The sales during the pa?t week foot up
nearly half a million dollars. To be exact
the figures up to closing the office last
night showed the sum total to be $492,893. I
The following is the record:
Lydia G. Deminick to Alice Forbes,
lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
19, 20 to 28, block 14, Summit Park ad
Alice Forbes to Thos. Cochran, Jr.,
part of lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
block 14, Summit Park addition $2,750.
James H. Duffy to Sophia A. Hodges,
lot 5, block 38, Kittson's addition $7,000.
Jacob W. Bass to Charles E. Dickerman,
lots 10 andll, block 3, St. Paul proper,
Robert A. Smith to S. W. Matteson, lot
14, in Wilkin & Hayward's out lots, $1,800.
Chas. E. Linwood to H. W. Buchanan,
lots 14 and 15, block 4, of Terrace Park
James Stinsen to S. W. Matteson.lots 24
and 27, block 103, of Lyman Dayton's
Emma C. McGiverin to Chas. E. Dicker
man, block 22, in Stinson, Brown & Ram-
I sey's addition, $5,000.
Alvis Neurer to George Rathgeb, lot 10,
i block 3, in Neurer's addition, $500.
Franciska Keller to Katie Burch, lot 10,
block 104, West St. Paul proper, $250.
Edward Langevin to Adolph Winkler,
lot 8, block 21, Marshall's addition to West
St. Paul, $500.
Michael MoMahon to the St. Paul, Min
neapolis & Manitoba R. R. Co., lot 5. block
3, of Fletcher's subdivision of Breweter's
Herman Greve to Arnold Kalman, part
of lots 4 and 5, block 14, Branson's addi
Jonn F. Hoyt to William A. Miller, lot 3
and part of lot 2, of Irvine's addition of
oat lots, $1,500.
John F. fioyfc to George W. Dieter, lot 1
and part of lot 2, of Irvine's addition of
out lots, $1,700.
Martin B. Bruggemann to Bernhard F.
Zahni, part of lots 4, 5, 8 and 9, block 14,
of Rice & Irvine's addition, $500.
H. Grevo to Mrs. J. W. Hicks, lot 12,
block 75, of Dayton & Irvine's addition,
James J.Hill to Daniol M. Robbins, lots
69 and 71 of Hewitt's out lots, £2,500.
Robert Hager to Emily L. Rountree, lot
12, block 3, St. Paul proper, $13,250.
Mary E. Dalrymple to Charles Lock-tart,
thirty feet on Third street between Jackson
and Sibley streets, $35,000.
William Dawson to E. D. McDonald,
lots 11 and 12, block 1, in Terry's addition,
J. H. Crowley to Edward J. Hodgsen,lots
7, 8, 9 and 10, block l,of Crowley <fc Smith's
subdivision of Hoyt'g ontlots, $950.
Thomas Cochran, Jr., to Edward J.
Hodgsen, lota 16, 17, 18 and 31, block 24,
Mackubin & Marshall's addition, $1,400.
Louisa Weide to Honry Meier, lot 16,
block 3, of Arlington Hillß addition,
Philip Reilly to James F. Reilly, lots 38,
39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 55, 56 and 60, block 6, of
Smith's subdivision, $4,000.
R«esell Freeman to Chas. W. Johnson,
lot 23, block lof Summit Park addition,
Francis F. Mclver to Chas. W. Johnson,
lot 23, block 1 of Summit Park addition,
Gilbert Oleson to John Petersen, lot 29,
block 15 of Smith's subdivision of Stin
son'a division, $425.
Arthur H. Rogers to John Rogers, Jr.,
lot 7, block 2 of Schurmeier's Seventh
street addition, $800.
Mary C. Breckenridge to William Lavly,
lot 12, block 1 of Magoflin & Breckinridge's
J. J. McCardy to Robert A. Smith, lot
70, «f Wilkin & Hayward's out lots,
William Lavly to Edward Dubois, lot
12, block 1 of Magoffin & Breckenridge's
H. <fe J. L. McAfee to C. E. Diekerman,
lots sto 10 inclusive, block 22 of Summit
Park addition, $5,400.
Ferdinand Williusto the German Ameri
can bank, part of lots 15 and 16, block 18,
St. Paul proper, $37,500.
William Thompson to Christopher W.
Youngman, lots 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23
and 24, block 2, Summit Park addition,
Caroline to A.B. Wilgus. lots
3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, block 13, Arlington Hills
Wm. L. Mintzer to Edmund P. Wilgup,
lot 25, block 1, McKenty'3 out lots, $125.
Wm. Schnittger to Edward J. Pauli. lot
7, block 4, Edmund Rice's First addition,
August Sohultz to William Schuittger,
lot 7, block 4, Edmand Rice's First addi
C. Anna Bryant to Lena B. Clarke, lot* 1
to 22 inclusive, block 2, Bryant's addition,
Thos. Cochran, Jr. to Frank B. Daniels,
lot 18, block 27, Summit Park addition,
Nancy Irvine to Peter Berkey, lot 7,
block 14, Rice & Irvine's addition, $10,500.
Edward Cramer to Jadson & Brack, 89
feet by 40, corner St. Peter and Fourth
Frank B. Bass to Arthur C. King, lots 24
and 2">, of Wilkin <fc Hayward's out lots,
Louisa Weide to Andrew Morlen, lot 8,
block 23, of Arlington Hills addition, $275.
Uri L. Lamprey to Henry C. James,
south half of southeast quarter, section 13,
town 29, range 23, $5,475.
John Kopp to Willis P. Street, lots 18
and ID, block 55, of Lyman Dayton's addi
Maria B. Dayton to Charles Kopp, same
as above, $560.
James B. Beck, to Wi'liam Dersen, lot 8.
block 1, of Beck & Brecken ridge's addition.
Mary Ann Button to Vfm. J. Cutter, part
of lot 10, block 7, of Whitney & Smith's
Henry M. Rice to Sumner D. Dodge, lots
11,12,13, IS, 19, and 20, blo«k 3, of
McKenty's out lots, $1,250.
William Fohr to Fred Anderson, lot 1,
block 1, in Schurmeier's addition, $900.
Robert M. Bell to Sophia A. Hodges,
lots 20 and 21, block 32, of Lyman Dayton's
Ella Hunt to John P. Fitzgerald,
n w lj of s w J4 of s w }& sec 29, town 30,
range 28, $400.
Louisa Weide to Johanna Anderson, lot
14, block 11, of Arlington Hills addition,
Louisa Weido to Gustaf Anderson, lot
15, block 11, of Arlington Hills addition,
George S. Heron, to Holen L. Barton,
part,pf block 20, Moss' omt lotß in Hol
corabe's addition, $050.
William G. Taylor to Martha E. Tenny,
lot 13, block 5, in Cottage Place, Taylors
Walter S Alexander to Jo?ias N. Rogers,
lots 4. 5, 2rt and 27, block 16, of Mackubia
* Marshall's addition, $1,700.
James P. Gribben to Caroline Schultz,
lot 29, block 13, in Mackubin &, Marshall's
Edward Simonton to Charles A. -Rsed,
lot 4, blo-k 6, Nininger <fc Donnelly's ad
dition to Holcombe's addition, $600.
John H. Bryant to Priscilla Owen, lots
22 to 23 inclusive, block 5, of Manson &
Simonton's addition, $1,400.
Preston F. Jackson to George Reis, lot
1, block 61, of Rice & Irvine's addition,
John F. Alexander to Diederich Schutte,
undivided % of lots 12; 1.) and 14, block 5,
of Terrace park addition $1,700.
Henry H. Gregg to Chas. D. Elfelt, lots
4 and 5 of B.F. Hoyt's sub-division, $4,500.
Alfred Gill to Edward P. Wilgus, lots 18,
19 and 20, block 3,0f Nininger & Donnelly's
James H. Weed to John H. Schnrmeier,
part of block 4, Lyman Dayton's addition,
Josias H. Rogers, to Lewis H. Scott, lots
1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, block 9, and lots
44, 45, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, and CO, block 15,
and lots 33 and 34, block 16, all in Smith's
Frank B. Clarke to Mary E. Stone, lots
11 to 30 inclusive, block 7, of Clarke's ad
dition, $6,000. .
Jasper B. Tarboi to Joseph L. Fore
paugh, a number of lots in Holcombe'«
addition, and Summit Park addition $45,
Adam Gofzirm to Swan Swanson, lot 29,
block 77, of man Dayton's addition,
Adam Gotzian to Peter Swanson. Lot 28,
block 77 of Lyman Dayton's addition.
James Stinson to Nels Johnson, lot 18,
block 96, of Lyman Dayton's addition,
Nels Johnson to Robert Kuster, Lot 18,
block 96, of Lyman Dayton's addition,
Mahlon D. Miller to Joseph Spiel, lot
24, b!ok 20, of Lyman Dayton's addition, <
$1,130. • j
Marie Mueller to Charles Brosey, part of :
lot 16, block 18.of Arlington hills addition,
Josiah Fairchild to Charles Shandrew, ■
lots 12, 13 and 14, block 11, of McLean's
Carolina Van Deyn to Annie W. Buch
mann, lots 21 and 22, block 25, of Lyman
Dayton's addition, $2,400.
Adam Gotzian to John Derrig,lot 12 and
part of lot 13, block 74, of Lyman Day
ton's addition, $300.
J. F. Toatevin to Sophia A. Hodges, part
of lots 8 and 4, block 2, of Patterson's ad
James Middleton to John H. Koch, block
7, Lyman Dayton's addition, §2,500.
M. S. M. Hewitt to J. J. McCardy, lot 70,
of Wilkin & Hayward's outlots, $600.
Ann J. Webber to Wm. M. Campbell, lots
1 and 2, block 112, in West St. Paul proper,
§2,140. * *
Almina Parker to Cyius C. De Coster,
part of lot 6, block 1, of De Bow, Smith,
Risque & Williams' addition, $2,500.
H. Greve to J. W. Fillebrown, lots 14 and
15, block 2, of Pallace addition, $1,200.
Jacob Dietz to Hiler H. Horton, lots 2
and 3, block 2, in Mackubin & Marshall's
Nicholas Speicher to John P. Speicher,
lots 9 and 10, block 8, Holcombe's addition,
Israel Sheldon to John J. Buckhout, one
acre of land in section 33, town 29, raneo
William Zollmann to John W. Mackin
son, lot 2, block 11, of Robert & Randall's
Benjamin F. Sherman to Sarah McKin
ney, part of lots 7 and 8, block 9, St. Paul
John Bonier to J. J. McCardy, lot 1,
block 10, in Woodland park addition.
Peter Dougherty to John H. Dickhndt,
lot 21, block 3, of Borup & Payne's addi
Henry C. James to W. P. Warner, 73
acres of land in section 13, town. 29, ranee
Lane K. Stone to Chas. E. Dickerman,
lots 41, 42, 43,44, 45, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, etc.,
block 3, of Stin6on's division, $3,500.
Nannie B. Whitman to Chas. E. Dicker
man, lots 6, 7 and 8, block 35, of Kittson's
Chas. Bunde to S. W. Matteson, lots 1, 2,
3 and 4, block 1, of Michel's subdivision,
Thomas Shudy to Chas. N. Bell, lot 12,
block 15, of Smith's subdivision, $875.
Patrick Conley to John Clark, lot 5,
block 11, in Ewing & Chute's addition,
Louis Timmo to Michel Binghoff, lots
12 and 13, block 18, of irlington Hills
Robert Craig to James H. Davidson, part
of lots 8, 9 and 10, block 17, St. Paul
Herman Greve to same, same as above,
Robert A. Smith to Michael W. Fitzger
ald, lots 5 and 6, block 2, in Dawson &
Smith's addition, $2,200.
Joseph Hahn to Cyrus De Coster, lota 1,
2, 3 and 4, of Weide & Dawson's Garden
Eunice B. Bidwell to James H. David
son, w >£ of block 122, west St. Paul proper,
lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 15, of Robert & Ran
dall's addition, $55,300.
Chas. Bodwell to James J. Healy, lot 7,
block 1, of Beck & Breckinridge's addition,
Notes of .Service at the Several Houses of
■ Worship To-day.
Services'to-day (Fifth Sunday in Lent)
at St. John, the Evangelist church, corner
Ashland avenue and Mackubin street. Rev.
Henry Kittson, reotor: Low celebration,
7:45 a.m.: matins, litany and sermon, 10:30
a.m.; second celebration, 11:30 a.m.; Sun
day school and children's services, 2:30 p.
m.; choral evensong, 4 p.m. Subject of
afternoon lecture "The Christian Priest
hood." Seats free. St. Anthony hill cars
pass within one block of church.
St. Paul's church (Episcopal), corner
Ninth and Olive streets. Rev. E. S. Thom
as, rector. Holy communion, 8 a.m.; ser
vices, 11 a.m., and 7:30 p.m. Subject of
evening lecture ''The laying on of hands."
Sunday school, 2:30 p.m.
Service at St. Paul's chapel, 3:30 p.m.
House of Hope Presbyterian church
(Rev. David R. Breed), West Fifth and Ex
change streets—Services to-day at 10:30 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 2:30
First Presbyterian church, corner of La
fajette avenue and Woodward street —
Preaching at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m., by
the pastor, Rev. S. Conn, D. D. Subject
in the evening: "The Danger and the Rem
edy," a sermon to young men.
Bethel chapel, foot of Jackson street.
Preaching at 3 p. m. by Rev. Mr. Snow.
First M. E. church, corner of Summit
avenue and Third street. Preaching by
Rev. Emory Miller, D. D., at 10:30 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school, 12 m.
Plymouth Congregational church.comer
Wabashaw street and Summit avenue.
Usual services at 10:30 a. m. Preaching
by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Dana. Evening
service at 7:30. Lecture to young men by
Rev. J. L. Scudder, of Minneapolis, on
"Common Sense in Religion." S^ats free
and young men especially invited.
First Baptist church, corner of Ninth
and Wacouta streets, R. K. Riddell, pastor.
Regular services at 10:30 a. m. and 7:20 p.
m. Subject of morning sermon, "Geth
semane"; of evening sermon, "That
Golden Calf. Sunday school at 12:15; E.
M. Van Duzee, superintendent. Young
people's prayer meeting in the lower par
lor of the chapel, 6:45. Strangers in ' the
city are made to feel that they are wel
come to all these services.
Fort street Baptist mission, Rev. C. N.
Patterson, pastor. Sunday school at 3 p.
m. Preaching, 7:30.
East St. Paul Baptist mission. Dr. G. H.
Falton, superintendent. Sunday school at
3p. m. Preaching service 7:30.
Grace M. E. Church, S. B. Warner, pas
tor. A woman' 3 foreign missionary socie
ty meeting, conducted by Mrs. Ninde and
Mrs. Preecott, will be held at 10:30 a. m.
Sunday school at 12 in. Young people's
meeting at 6:30 p. m. Lecture by the pas
tor on "An Evening in Jerusalem," at 7:30
Jackson street Methodist Church. Dr.
Marshall will preach at 10:30 a. in., on
"This World the Only Place and Time of
Probation," and at 7:30 p. m. will lecture
on "Th« Life of Abraham and its Les
sons." Seats free. Welcome to strangers.
New Jerusalem (or Swedenborgian)
church, Market street between Fourth and
Fifth streets, Rev. E. C. Mitchell, pastor.
Services at 10:30 a. m. Subject: "The
Parable of the Sower."
The Christiana or Disciples will hold
services at the Y. M. C. A. parlors, oppo
site the postoffice at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30
p. m. Preaching by the pastor, Leander
Lane. Sunday school at 12 m.
Unity church, on Wabashaw street, oppo
site Summit avenue, W. C. Gannett, pas
tor. Service at 10:30. Sunday school at
12:15. ifree reeding room, with many
magazines and papers, in rear of church,
from 2:30 to 6 p. m.
The third lecture in the course at the
Clinton Avenue M. E. church will be given
Tuesday night, March 13, by the Rev. W.
K. Marshall, of the Jackson street church.
Snbject "How to make life a success."
jChrist church. Episcopal, corner Fomrth
and Franklin streets. M. N. Gilbert, rec
tor. Services at 10:30 a. m. Sunday
school 2:30 p. m. Owing to the illness of
the rf-ctor, the evening service will be
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ACTOR AND AUTHOR.
Interview With Mr. W. A. Mestayer.
During the matinee performance of
"Tourists" at the Opera house yesterday
afternoon, a Globb representative dropped
into tha green room and passed a few
pleasant minutes in the company of Mr.
W. A. Mestayer, manager of the "Tonrists,"
and one of the most versatile actors in the
country. The scribe found Mr. Mestayer
engaged in applying a liberal lather of
cosmoline to his fair, bland and good na
tured face, and inquiry revealed that this
waa one of the tricks of the trade, the
salve being employed to remove the color
ing used in his character of "Faro Jack, 1'
the dandy duffer.
It may be of interest to know that the
name of Mestayer is assumed by this gen
tleman as a norn de plume or professional
stage name, his real name being Herman
Haupt, and that he is the nephew of J. C.
Haupt, general manager of the Northern
Pacific Railroad company. He also has a
brother, Dr. Haupt, a le*ding and well
known practitioner of Brainerd.
"Tourists," a drama which has met with
such signal f avor,was written by Mr. Mes
tayer or Haupt, about four years ago,since
which time it has been played in every
large city in the Union.
Mr. Mestayer's dramatic ardor was fir3t
fired on the Pacific slope, where for a
number of years he trained with such mas
ters of his art as John McCullough and
.Lawrence Barrett. He has played with
marked success in the legitimate drama as
given by the above exponents and to his
accomplishments as an exponent of Thes
pis he has written a number of plays and
burlesque sketches. Among the former is
"Enoch Arden,"'which he wrote for Adams,
and a drama not recalled, written for
Rose Etynge, and in which she starred
It is his intention to sail for Europe
June 17, where a two years' trip is contem
plated. The attraction will be "Tourist?,"
and all the cities of England and the con
tinent will be done. He will be accompa
nied by Miss Vaughn, the sprightly juven
ile lady of the piece, and also by Gearey
and Mrs. Knight, of "Baron Rudolph"
fame. It is to be regretted that the com
pany could not have remained longer in
Miss Ella M. Hatton, whose admirable
appearance in the "Tourists," combination
which closed an engagement at the Opera
house last night, was for several years in
that prime school for sterling actors
known as John Ellsler's stock company, of
Cleveland, in the palmy diys when Clara.
Morris was the leading lady, and before
she went into the world for the rich prizes
of fame, gold and great reputation. Miss
Hatton is a bright and accomplished artist
and one of the few wbo by conscientious
endeavor and the exercise of cultivated
gifts adorns her profession.
It is related of her as an anecdote that
upon one occasion while Frank Frayne was
playing at her theater his wife became
sick and no one could be found to do the
act where he shoots an apple from her
head. Hearing of the situation, Miss Hat
ton offered her services, and with intrepid
courage she assumed the trying and haz
ardous role for a week.
Mr. H. W. Browne, the enterprising pro
prietor of Mestayer's "Tourists," is ar
ranging to put two new combinationa on
the road next season. His dates for both
combinations are about already filled and
a season of great prosperity is anticipated.
It is to b«» hoped that in arranging his
dates h« will not give St. Paul tho go-by.
In Meinoriam of G«a. Jaaiei H. Slmptvu
At a meeting of the rtctor, warden and
vestry, of St. Paul's parish, held at the of
fice of Gee. H. H. Sibley yesterday after
noon, the following resolutions, expressive
of the loss the parish and the community
have sustained in the death of Gen. James
H. Simpson, U. S. A., were adopted:
Wkkbeas. In the providence of God, the
junior warden of this parish was removed
by death on Friday, the 3d iu»t.;
Eesoirrd, That by the demise of Gen.
James Hervey Simpson, U. S. A., junior
warden, this parish has sustained a lo?3
which in W6ll nigh irreparable: During
his long years of service as an olßcer of the
U. S. army, Gen. Simpson established a
national reputation as an accomplished,
scientific and gallant soldier, whose milita
ry record i 3 uustained and pure, and after
his retirement from active service in the
army he became connected with this par
ish, and was elected junior warden.
Resolved, That Gen. Simpson proved
himself to be a useful and conscientious
official and a loyal and consistent commu
nicant of the church. tHe was a devoted
husband and father, a generous friend to
the poor, a liberal and public-spirited citi
zen, and an earnest advocate of all meas
ures having for their object the advance
ment of Christ's kingdom on the earth and
the welfare of his fellow men.
Resolved, That these resolutions be en
tered upon the records of the parish and
published in the daily papers of the city,
and that a copy thereof be transmitted by
the secretary to the widow of the lamented
deceased, accompanied by the expression
of warm sympathy *n the part of the ves
try with her and the other members of the
family in their distressing bereavement.
The Plat Commission.
Yesterday afternoon on invitation Col.
J. S. Prince, Hon. Alex. Ramsey, Col. Al
len and some others met at the office of the
city attorney for the purpose of cunsultin^
with the plat commissioners as to the
course of proceeding under the new law.
The meeting was a kind of an informal
one, and a variety of matters were talked
over. The new law in regard to the duties'
of the plat commission was the principal
subject under consideration. The law
requires that in all plats of
over five acres, one-twentieth of the same,
exclusive of streets, shall be dedicated to
the public for park purposes. The ques
tion as to wholly evading the law was
brought up. It was suggested that if a
man had fifty acres that he wanted plattei
all he would have to do in order to avoid
the law would be to have it platted in small
pieces of six acres each. The opinion
seemed to prevail thpt this conld
be done. Of course the matter of
having broad avenues and boulevards, eto.»
etc., to beautify the city, was considered,
or rather talked over in an informal man
ner, when the following was adopted:
That in accepting tha plats under the
laws organizing and regulating the plat
commission, pieces and portions thereof
which shall be thereon laid out and platted
in the shape of what is commonly balled
and known as boulevards, shall be known
and called, for the purpose of accepting
said plat, a park, and upon all other plats,
all pieces or parcels that may and shall be
laid out in accordance with the topography
or natural lay of ground, and marked a
park, shall be considered as a compliance
with the law in relation to laying out plats;
provided that in all cases the location of
said park in every plat shall be a3 nearly
central to the property so platted as prac
[Before Judge Brill.]
The State of Minnesota against the
Northern Pacific Rajlroad Co.; heard and
taken under advisement.
County et al. against Scott; stricken
Allie Young against Jao b Young; mo
tion to amend pleadings. Continued.
D. if. Babcock against Thomas McCann
et al.; continued.
D. M. Merrill against Ellen O'Connor;
application for judgment. Heard and
taken nnder advisement.
E. W. Sherk against The Mutual Union
Telegraph Company; motion for a new
trial. To be heard by Judge Wilkin.
F. W. Tudielt against P. C. Bursach;
Edwin S. Chittenden againit Eliza B.
Berkman and others defendants, and
Thomas W. Malcolm administrator, gar
nishee; continued for two weeks. Gar
nishoe appears and consents.
Mead & Thompson against Joseph Lick;
motion for a new trial.
Samuel Deering against Samuel D.
Lord; continued to April 21, the plaintiff
then to hare judgment, unless before that
time the defendant perfect the case, and
take steps to make and bring on a motion
for a new trial.
Lord against Deering; continued to
Walsh & Goforth against Wm. Finnigan;
order on St. Paul & Manitoba Railroad
Co. to show cause, etc.; heard and taken
[Before Judge Burr.]
W. Provanchi, disorderly conduct; con
tinued to the 12th. •
J. H. Dakens, drunkenness; sentence
Will Thompson, drunkenness; commited
for five days.
J. Jackson, disorderly; continued to the
J. H. Pomeroy, obstructing street; con
tinued to the 14th inst.
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Sudden Oral It sat the Merchants.
A man named Charles P. Stillman, of
Zurnbrota, Goodhue county, died very sud
denly at the Merchants shortly before
twelve noon yesterday. Stillman arrived
at the Merchants Thursday evening last.
He was indisposed at the time, and the
next day after Dr. Murphy was called.
Yesterday, morning Stillman was down in
the office for a short time, and then re
turned to his room where John Lawless fixed
him comfortably in an easy chair, and left
him. About 11 o'clock a chambermaid
looked into the room, and seeing Stillman
'quiet in the chair, supposed him to be
asleep, but Lawless, going to the room a
little later, found that his sleep was that
of death, supposed to have resulted from
heart disease, j Stillman was probably
about thirty-five years of age. His father
was one of the pioneer settlers of Galena,
and later was a wholesale confectioner ef
Chicago. At his death, several years ago,, '
he left each of his children $175,
--000. Deceased was married, residing
at Zumbrota, where his mother, married
again, also lives. In response to a tele
gram notifying them of the death of the
husband and son, they returned answer
that they would reach the city this morning
and take charge of the remains.
We cannot help noticing the liberal offer mads
to all invalids and sufferers by Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption. You are requested
to call at Lombie & Bethune's drag store and
get a trial bottle free of cost if you aro suffering
with consumption, severe coughs, colds, asthma,
bronchitis, hay fever, loss of voice, hoarseness,,
or any affection of the throat or lung-*. It will
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