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The St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly
Wants a Central Labor
Work in Many of the Trades Eeported
Plenty at Wages Not to be
Complained of.
Carpenters and Masons Going to
Charleston- -Fabulous Sums Paid
There for Labor.
Minneapolis Compositors Thank G.
W. Cliilds—KnitUits ol Labor
liuiidiut Association t
Steps Rein? Taken Toward Arrang
ing a General Headquarter* for
The reports from the several trades at
the Trades and Labor- assembly meeting
Friday evening showed that there was a
greater demand in the city for carpenters,
iron-molders and stonecutters than the
supply is able so meet, and that many jobs
are moving slowly owing to a lack of men.
The bootinaking business was reported as
being fair, shoemaking pood, and book
printing dull. The cigartnakers stated that
one of the largest shops in the city, that of
Kuhles & Stock, had been closed to union
men, but that work generally was fair.
J. E. Myers, of the Carpenters? union,
was elected a member of the board of trus
tess. vice Thomas Ward. Steps were taken
looking to the rental of some centrally lo
cated hall for the use of the different
trade associations in the city, the idea
being to secure quarters of such a character
that a place of meeting can be afforded all
labor organizations in the same building,
rather than have them scattered all over
the city, as at present. It is the intention
to make whatever place is -elected a work
ingmen's headquarters. The plan also in
volves the formation of a library and fitting
up of a reading room. The secretary was
ordered to communicate with all trades
unions and other bodies of organized labor,
and request them to join in the movement.
Heretofore the assembly has met on the
second and fourth Fridays of each month;
hereafter \t will meet every Friday evening.
Delegates We appointed to attend the
labor eon veXtion on the 33d hist.
Its Worsi to be Revived and Carried
on this Winter.
The first meeting of the St. Paul Lyceum
association, alter the summer vacation,
occurred last Sunday evening at Gartield
hall, 183 East Sixth street. Owing to the
fact that the meeting had been un
announced the attendance was not large.
President J. M. Miner occupied the chair.
Some time was spent in talking over plans
for these meetings during the coming win
ter, and Messrs. Shanley. Badger and Mor
ris were appointed a committee on topics
and speeches. A motion to change the
name of the organization back to the Labor
lyceum. was laid over for one weeK. No
speeches were made.
This evening G. A. Lafayette will de
liver a lecture on "Apprentice Laws."
Next Sunday evening J. H. Gieske will
lecture on "Convict Contract Labor."
St. Paul Labor Xotes.
A number of carpenters, brick layers and
masons left this city last week for Charleston,
6. C. In consequence of the general destruc
tion, very hisru wages is paid, carpenters and
bricklayers getting $6 to $7 per day and com
mon laborers several times the amount re
ceived here.
About 500 members of the German and
American Carpenters and Joiner's uniong,
■with their families picnicked at Butternut
grove on Monday.
The monthly meeting of the Typographical
onion was held last Sunday afternoou.
The St. Paul lyceum will hold its second
meeting of the season this evening.
The Trades and Labor assembly will here
after meet every Friday evening.
A grand ball by all the K. of L. assemblies
of the city is being planned.
Arrangements Fortbe National Con
vention of the Brotherhood at
The national convention of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen of North
America, begins a ten-days' session at
the Minneapolis Grand opera house on
Wednesday morning, when there will be
addresses of welcome from Mayor Ames,
Got. llubbaru and several other gentlemen.
It is expected delegates from 340 lodges,
representing a membership of 17. 000, will be
present, and rooms for ail the delegates
have been secured at the West hotel. The
business sessions will be held at liarmonia
hall. The arrangements for the
entertainment to be offered the
delegates has not been entirely
decided Upon, but it is expected that the
Exposition will be visited Friday, and that
on the following Monday a visit will be
paid to the Pillsbury A mill in the morning,
the panorama of the "Battle of Atlanta" in
the afternoon, and the Y. M. C. A. rooms
in the evening. Tuesday. Minneliaha
falls, Fort Snelling and St. Paul will be
visited. Wednesday an excursion to Lake
Minnetonka will be given. A union meet
ing of local eagineers and firemen will be
held at Harmonia hall next Sunday, to
make further arrangements.
The local executive committee consists of
F. X. Hoil. William Nickel, Frank Hood, Ed
E. Depew.Goorge Kushlow, D. Lucas, August
Ludwijjr. The reception committee is: Frank
Dyer, L. Sbarpless. Jr., C. D. Stevens, Will
iam Brennan, George Shattuck, Fred Whit
more, George Sebastian, George Miller and
W. S. Craudull.
How the ITlimieapoliN Coopers Have
Cut Their Huiiuehu Down.
Kortlrwestern Miller.
To the careful observer it would seem
that the cooper business in Minneapolis was
never in a more deplorable or helpless state
than at present. For several months past
there has been an outward appearance of a
harmonious state of affairs, but this has
only served as a mask for much underlying
friction and dissatisfaction, which has
finally become so intense as to cause an
open rupture. On May 1 the shops and
working coopers entered into an arrange
ment to equalize the prices of barrels and
maintain certain wages. Some shops had
contracts, and these were recognized, but it
was stipulated that no new contracts should
be taken, it being desired to get the shops !
all free of contracts and then establish
Standard prices and wages. An agreement
of this character was drawn up in writing
and signed by all the shops then existing,
and the coopers, the latter being repre
sented by the district board of the Knights
of Labor. For a short time there was com
parative peace in the cooper family, but
after a while rumors of flagrant violations
of the compact began to be circulated, and j
•were so persistently talked, that they soon j
carried conviction in the minds of
many. The district board was ap
pealed to for relief, but could
afford none, as it claimed to be unable j
to obtain the necessary proof to convict. I
The shops suffering from the violation of
the agreement lost all faith in its efficacy and
felt constrained to protect their own inter- |
ests the best they could. This made the
compact, though nominally kept in force.
Ineffective and of small consequence. With
the advent of Sept. 1, different shops came
to the conclusion that the time had arrived
for more open action, and nearly all have
pursued a course in accordance with the de
mands of their business, leaving the agree
ment wholly out of account. From 38, 89
and 40 cents, established in February, prices >
of barrels have declined until 35 and 36 '
cents seem to be the ruling quotations at
present, and even lower figures are given
.in some instances. An inevitable conse
quence of this heavy decline in barrel values
has been a reduction in wages. Under the
old regime 15 cents for hand work was the •
standard price, and was paid by all the ;
• shops except those holding old contracts. I
This has now been reduced by the majority '
Df shops to between 12 and 13 cents per !
barrel. Those shops for* some time paying i
less than their neighbors are not unlikely to
manitain the old ratio. The men seem re
signed to the cut, evidently feeling that
there is uo help for it
Would Like to See Him-
Some time airo it was motioned by the
Northwestern Miller that a certain member
of the Minneapolis Coopers' assembly,
while boMing the office of treasurer, had
disappeared with some of the fiiiuU of the
organization. The name of the party was
not at the time given tor tbe reason that by
Borne it was believed the derelict officer
might return and satisfactorily explain his
absence. All chance of that has now dis
appeared, and in the Interest of justice a
full statement of tin' case la warranted.
The parly in question was William Hen
sbtw, well known in the city and a former
memberof the Co-operative Barrel com
pany. His eitvtvii to the secretaryship of
tin- assembly was done nastily to meet the
exigencies arising from the sudden resigna
tion of tbe old" treasurer. At the time iio
decamped there was 864 in the treasury,
and this lie appropriated. Several other
parties have reason t<> mourn his absence,
tbe Twin City Barrel company (tight bar
rel shop) beiuß among the number, having
about SBS thus invested. The present resi
dence oi Henshaw is unknown, but meas
ures are Wing taken to hiul and bring turn
toju-Joe. Any party knowing ot his
whereabouts will confers favor by address
ing Master Workman Wall, of the bixth
sueel shop.
Some Criticisms Upon Prof. Fol
well't* Method of Trcatiiis; It.
To the Editor of the Globe:
The labor question is uppermost in all
minds, but the thoughts upou it are as
various as the minds. By the half jocose
and ilippant manner in which Prof. Fohvell
in his address at the labor picnic treated Ihe
i subject, it shows that but very little thought
' has been given to it by the professor, aud
hence he cau hardly rank among the thought
ful men who are wrestling: with it, although
he gently hints that he would like to bo in
cluded among the number. Maithus is
quoted incorrectly as to what, he said, and
not as to his apprehension. He said that
vice, veuerial diseases, etc., were the means
that Providence had selected to relieve the
world of an overburdened population, as well
a i war, pestilence and famine. Nowhere,
unless by implication, does ho condemn the
getting of children, and it would he just as
fair in me to Imply that .Maithus wrote to
please the rich and powerful, and not because
believed what he penned. The way he damns
Henry George with faint praise is so
very faint that it is a low
drawn sneer. Will Mr. FolweJl
point out the plaffßirisms in Mr. George's
work, and also the passionate parts? Mr.
Foiwell may be great enough to lampoon a
man in this Pecksniffiau way, but be shows
his incapacity to answer the arguments by
a'Jeciinsr contempt for a book that has stirred
the world more than all other works on
political econony put together not even ex
cepting Adam Smith, the greatest mind 01 the
eighteenth century. If Henry George is not
original in his premises, he certainly is in
the presentation of them; for the public read
and appreciate bis work from the half-fed
and half-clothed peasant on the queen's own
holdings to the greatest thinkers Of the age.
Shakespeare is but old plays worked over
from beginning to end, yet they are said so
much better in Shakespeare that nobody
cares to read the old plays any more than
they do FolwelPs nearly half-column of Fal
stailiun nothings made before he asks
what THE LABOR pkobliEM i-;?
[•Mr. Folwell then very gravely assures
us from the most sublime heights of his own
egotism that he can notsiate it in brief words.
This is true. No one who has been afflicted
•with his platitudes for the last twenty
years ever supposed he -could, but
I can point him to many a
laborer that heard him that day
who can. The labor problem can bo no more
or less than the giving to each laborer his
equity in whatever he produces. The deter
mination of this equity as the solution of this
problem is what is really ditiicult, and before
this can be accomplished all the elements
■which go to this determination must be care
fully computed. In a state of anarchy its
solution would be simple, because every man
would be entitled to just what he produced
and no more. Anarchy, however, is incom
patible with human existence. Man's exist
ence from the cradle to the grave compels
him to be gregarious or social to a greater or
less degree, lor the family is the first
naturally formed society. Did society end
with the family, it would not be much harder
than in the anarchial state, because the pro
ducers and consumers would be distinct; and
right here it would be apparent that all pro
duced would not be owned by the piducers,
but that the consumers — the wife and mother
and the children would each have a share in
what had been produced. What would be the
first legislative concern of that family? Mani
festly sufficient production followed by an
equitable and economic consumption. Let
the doctor start out on this track.
Minneapolis, Sept. 10.
The Compositors. Return Thanks—
tie Rniffbts of Labor Building;
Association Elects Officers.
The Minneapolis Typographical union has
adopted the following resolutions in ac
knowledgement of the magnificent gift of
George W.-Clulds, of the Philadelphia
Ledger, and Anthony J. Drexel to the In
ternational Typographical union:
In times long gone by, now entombed in
history, men conquered and ruled people by
physical feats and prowess of arms, In these
days of enlightenment and Christian culture,
deeds of kindness, charity, good will, and
benevolence captivate the love, respect, fealty
and admiration of men.
Whereas, At the late session of the Inter-
I nation Typographical union, George W.
Cliilds and Anthony J. Drexel gave to our
parent body SIU.OOO as a free gift; therefore
George W. Childs aud Anthony J. Drexel,
Minneapolis Typographical Union No. 42
hereby expresses its hearty regard for you
and the kindness which prompted said very
liberal gift.
You have endeared yourselves not only to
the thousands of members of printers' unions
throughout the country, but will be honored
and respected by all who believe in and cher
ish the principles of trades unionism the
world over.
The Knights of Labor Building associa
tion, at its annual meeting Tuesday,
elected the following officers: President,
Thomas A. Clark; secretary, M. A. Tier
ney; treasurer, C. P. Shay; directors for
one year, H. G. Merrill, C. L. Locke, A.
Arneson; directors for six months. George
S. Boyd, A. J. Lunt, C. A. S. Higley and
G. W. Parmenter. The association real
ized about 5i, 700 from the K. of L. picnic
at Lake Calhoun, the benefit tendered them
at the Casino and similar sources, and re
ports between 400 and 500 shares taken,
making the assessments in all about $3,500.
Work relative to the new building will be
pushed rapidly and vigorously. The board
will advertise for bids for a site for the
new building. The board of directors
were given full power to act for the asso
At the meeting of the city council Friday
night it was voted that all sewer work next
year be dove t>y the day, and that vine hours
shall constitute a day's work, and preference
shall begiveu on such work to Minneapolis or
home labor. It WZJ als^o voted, upon motion
of Aid. Cloutier, that it is the wish of the
council that the water commission have all
work of ia\ iiij? the water main 3iv the city
dove by the day under charge of the engin
eer, and not by contract.
Congressman Gilnllan has taken up the
matter of the employment of convict labor in
cutting the stone for the new posteffiee build
ing. Congressman O'Neil, of Missouri, of the
committee on labor interests, has also takeu
up the matter.
The labor picnic Monday was attended by
less than 500 people, bad weather evidently
keeping many away. Addresses were made
by Mayor Ames, J. P. McGuug-hey and Aid.
T. P. Dwyer.
Charles A. Kissom. of the Paper Hangers'
assembly, was elected secretnry of the Trades'
and Labor assembly Friday night to succeed
J. W. Hayes.
It is understood that some of the mills
which have their packing done by contract
are making a move to cut the prices gener
ally paid down from 2%c to i%e per bar
rel. One "boss" packer declined to submit
to the reduction, preferring to throw up his
contract, and the matter is being held in
abeyance. Those who hold contracts claim
that the amount they receive will not permit
them to accept any lower compensation for
their work. — Northwesttrn Miller.
Over 3,000 visitors have registered at the
Pillsbury A since June 16. That number of
people visiting the mill at present is unusu
ally large, the Exposition, being on the same
Bide of the river, contributing a great many.
An Italian caller the other day assured Miller
Jones that the Pillsbury brands had become
familiar to him from seeing them in tne
stores of Rome. — Northwestern Miller.
Tne water power improved last week
toward Saturday, and the milis made a more
satisfactory run than was anticipated. They
turned out a total of 141,200 barrels of flour—
averaging 23,530 barrels dally— against 152,
--110 barrels the preceding week, and 65,470 for
the corresponding time in 1883. The trouble
from low water Is probably at an end, at least
for a time.
There was a fair attendance at the meeting
of the Operative Millers' association Sunday,
President Hastings presiding. Vice-President
R itubun and E. Ripper entertained tho meet
ing with readings. The matter ot making the
bent-nt bureau effective was taken up, and a
motion was passed to make it operative with
twenty members.
An effort was made last week by D. Mor
rlsou & Co. to get their millers to work for
25 cents pc ■ day less than standard wages, or
$~.7r>, but the men took v bold stand and re-
Fused to work at the reduction. When the
situation was explained to them the Him
agreed to ullow full wages, viz., fit per day. —
Northwestern Miller. -
At the annual election of the Head Millers'
association Tuesday, the following officers
were elected: Mutt. Walsh, president; J. W. i
Taraui, vioe-president; J. F. Stevens, treas
urer; F. J. Clark, secretary. Executive
committee — Walsh, McDaniel and
Williams. WEM
John Heivh, of the Cram roller mill, was
married Monday. His associates made him a
handsome present.
Both the head millers and the operative
millers participated in the Exposition pa
Frank Mellen, of the wheat department of
the Pillsbury mills, has become a Benedict.
Frank B. Holmes has been made assistant
manager of the Washburn Mill company.
The Phoenix is lying idle for a week, re
ceiving a new water wheel.
The Standard mill started up Monday after
lying idle for some time.
The head millers hold a special meeting
Monday evening.
The Ualaxy has closed down for repairs.
i*lllV.>iEAt'Ot.l.4 tOOPEKS.
The sales and manufacture of barrels
reached pretty good figures last week, but
they were spread over a good deal of ground,
leaving none of the shops by any means
crowded with work. Where there were eleven
shops in existence a year ago, there are now
thirteen, while one or more or the smaller
ones have branched out and drawn business
from the larger concerns. Northwestern Mil
The millers are said to be indiiferent about
leaking contracts for barrels, evidently be
lieviusr that prices will go below the low point
tbey have already reached. The figures most
generally quoted are 35 and 36 cents per bar
rel, no dillcrence beiug made between oak
und elm.
John Duklow, a member of tne Sixth street
shop, cut the end of his thumb off iv a lock
machine Friday. John Con way, of the same
shop, also cut himself similarly, though not
us seriously.
Doud, Son & Co. have added two coopers to
their force, making eighteen in all. This
firm has decided not to change quarters for
the present, but to Ox up the old Paully shop
occupied by them aud use it during the com
ing winter.
Some of the contracts of the Hardwood
Storage company run out this week, and it is
expected that the wages of the coopers will
Le cut down from 10 to 8 and 5 cents a barrel
on machine work.
The boys employed in raising barrels to the
machine room of the Northwestern shop re
cently asked to be allowed to work by the
piece, but their request was refused.
Sews of the Last Six Days From all
Over the Country.
An attempt to arbitrate the difficulties con
nected with the New York clothing cutters'
strike failed. A committee of the Knights of
Labor waited on the executive committee of
the clothing manufacturers on Tuesday and
proposed that the lockout be declared at an
end, and all the men be taken back. This
proposition was rejected, the manufacturers
insisting that the non-union men now em
ployed be kept at work, and agreeing to em
ploy such strikers as they needed. Later in
the week more cutters went out on a strike.
The demonstration of the Knights of Labor
in Baltimore on Monday was participated in
by about 18,000 men. In New York 20,000
men were in line, 18,030 in Brooklyn and
30,000 in Chicago. In Boston 15,000 turned
out. At Neward, N. J.. the factories closed
and 25,000 workmen participated in the
march. At Albany, N. V., 5,000 men were in
the parade.
It is expected that the Richmond conven
tion of the Knights of Labor will authorize
the starting of a weekly paper, which every
member of the order will subscribe for, and
which will not only represent the order edi
torially but publish the correct news of labor
events, which the order now claims cannot
be obtained through the regular press chan
The annual meeting of the National Fed
eration of Coal Miners was held in Indianapo
lis, Ind. The treasurer's report showed re
ceipts of $2,500 and expenses of $1,900. The
federation has done much toward creating a
better feeling between miners and operators.
A resolution was passed not to vote for any
candidates not in favor of workingmen.
At Chicago the Stonecutters' union has
■withdrawn from the trades union. The rea
son given for tho withdrawal was that brick
and stone masons belonging to the trades
union were allowed to do stonecutters* work
at 8C cents per day less than the established
Track-layers on the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul road building into Sioux City struck
on Monday. They were being paid but $1.50
per day and claimed that they were promised
82 by Eastern employment agencies before
going there.
In Milwauke. on Monday, 4.000 men and 200
women of different labor organizations took
part in the Artisans' day procession. But for
the excessive heat the turnout would have
been much larger.
At Brainerd a Workingmen's Political club
hns been formed and a county and legislative
ticket will be put into the field.
On Monday the British Trades and Labor
assembly held its annual meeting. The re
ports show many idle men in the kingdom.
The International Holders' union will meet
n Milwaukee next Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Women Getting; Their Rights.
As the Chicago Herald has previously
had occasion to mention, in its artless,
gossippy way, the bootblacking business in
Chicago is in a prosperous condition. The
cosy little blacking stands scattered all over
this biz town are well patronized, and Chi
cago's inhabitants have at last arrived at that
state of the evolution of the hustler where
they have time to get their boots polished.
Nor is the male Chicagoan permitted to
monopolize this avenue to self-respect and
the confidence which every peison feels
when in possession of a uew hat, a clean
collar and shining shoes, no matter how
shabby the remainder of the attire may be.
At the elegant boot-blacking establishment
in the old custom house alley in the rear of
the First National bank, a comely and
stylish young woman was observed the
other day sitting in one of thn chairs with
true Chicago nonchalance watching the
nimble black man working his brush upon
her cute little shoes.
"We don't get many lady customers,"
said the grinning knight of the brush, after
the young lady had departed, "but yo' kin
jes' bet that when we does git one we does
a good job fer ! er an' no mistake."
His Deep Bate Voice.
Kentucky Stnte Journal.
A Newport basso profundo applied for a
position in a church choir.
"How far does your voice reach?" asked
the conductor.
• 'Well, pretty far down. At times it gets
as far down as the lower part of a brewery
lager beer cellar."
lie wasn't engaged.
Rough on Jay Gould.
Merchant Traveler.
"Dmny, did you be r'adin' In the noos
papers that Jay Gould's income is tin cints
ivery toime the clock ticks?"
"Troth, an'Oi did. Wouldn't it be a mane
thrick now if some blaggyard was to snake
in an' sthop 'is clock fur 'im."
A Few Years Atfo Hut a Suburb, Now
a City of 18,000.
Some of Its Representative Business
Houses and Their Progress.
To hear an old Now Yorker talk of
Brooklyn, one would think that it was a
small village somewhere on the suburbs, .
and the same might be said of West St.
Paula few years ago, but times have
changed since then, tor to-day we find, in
stead of a suburban appendage, a full
lledeed little city of something like 18,000
inhabitants, with its own bah places of
amusement and entertainment, hotels,
manufactories, etc. A reporter of the
Globe made a tour through this enterpris
ing little city and found a good
deal of improvement and business
being transacted. West St. Paul
is not boomed; it is in a healthy state
of growth. If live years ago any person
had said that it would have made the strides
that are now visible, lie would have been
looked upon as a crank. Following are a
few of the business linns that have helped
to make the Wast side what it is to-day.
F. B. Doran, always the champion of the
future greatness of the West side, located
his branch office at No. 130 Dakota avenue,
on this side, shortly after his arrival in St.
Paul, and the result of his impression 1 lias
fully justified his expectations, his business
having grown from the smallest proportions
to be an important factor in his trade. This
result has been accomplished by always fur
nishing his patrons with the best. He says,
and the results seem to justify the claim,
that a West aider knows a good thing when
he sees it, and that his Lake Pepin maple,
his hobby, is entitled to credit for much of
his success. Mr. Doran always invites com
parison. He is a resident of West St. Paul,
where a goodly share of his worldly poses
sions lie.
The oldest company doing business on
the West side, and one* that has done a
great deal toward placing it where it is to
day, is the Edwards & Houlton Lumber
company. This company has had a long
and prosparoos career. They are manu
facturers and wholesale and retail dealers
in gang-sawed lumber, and have constantly
on hand a large and complete line of build
ing material, including doors, windows,
blinds, moldings and building papers, and
make a specialty of tine grades of finishing
lumber, flooring, siding, ceiling, etc. They
can be found at their yards, No. 114 Fair
field avenue.
For the manufacture of Shakopee brown
cement lime, J. B. Conter & Co. have been
in business for the past twenty-five years at
No. 214 Chestnut street, St. Paul, and in
older to control their large and increasing
trade, they felt the necessity of locating on
the West side, and •to that end have built
an office at the corner of Chicago avenue
and Starkey street, where they can always
be found with a full stock of Shakopee
brown cement lime, white lime, plaster
paris, cement, etc, Parties contemplating
building will do well to call upon J. B.
Conter & Co. before going elsewhere. Mr.
J. Linhoff is the agent at this point, and
will furnish all information relative to tiie
The pioneer in the clothing business on
this side of the river is the Golden Eagle
One-Price Clothing House, the firm name
being 11. L. Levy & Co. This firm was
the first to see far enough ahead to locate
where they thought would be a good future
in a short time. This being the second
year of their business here, their sales have
increased fuily 35 per cent, over that of
last year, and they are steadily forging
ahead with an ever-increasing patronage,
that carries with it conclusive evidence that
their forethought and modes of dealing are
appreciated. This house carries a full line
of men's, youths' and children's clothing and
furnishing goods. One member of the firm
being a resident of Chicago, and connected
with one of the largest wholesale houses in
that city, they necessarily have an insight
into the workings of the business, and are
enabled to procure rock-bottom prices on
all goods they handle, thus saving the pur
chaser the profits of a third party. Hav
ing just received a full line of fall and win
ter clothing, the Golden Eagle cordially in
vites their old customers and all others to
give them a call, insuring fair treatment
whether they intend purchasing or not. It
costs nothing to show goods.
are fitting up for their use as a real estate
office the new brick building No. 147 Da
kota avenue, and are now in position to
talk real estate to all who are interested.
They have a tine list of property, not only on
this side of the river, but also on the East
side, comprising business, residence and
acres. " This firm is but recently estab
lished, and it will not be long before their
boards will be a conspicuous mark through
out this enterprising territory. Also in the
same office with this firm is Charles Junken,
an experienced civil engineer and surveyor.
c. w. m'nellis.
A gilt sign over the door at No. 105 Da
kota avenue tells the passer-by that C. W.
McNellis can be found inside the store.
Mr. McNellis carries a full line of school
books, both Catholic and public, blank books,
stationery, news, etc., while in cigars and
tobacco he handles the finest grades, keeping
in stock a full line of smokers' articles gen
erally, all of which are procured direct
from the manufacturer. Blank books and
office stationery is a specialty. HRm
the leading hardware men of the
West side, are located at No. 123
Dakota avenue, with as fine a stock of
goods in their line as can be found any
where, comprising everything in the line of
stoves, tinware, house furnishing goods, etc.
They do all kinds of job work and
furnish estimates, and guarantee both
Drices and work. They have now in course
of erection a building of their own, which
will be twenty-five feet front, eighty feet
deep, and three stories and a basement,
built of St. Louis pressed brick. The front
will be the finest and largest plate glass on
this side of the river. The members of
this firm are both young men, who by hard
work and strict attention to business are
rapidly pushing themselves to the front
rank of our Western business men.
The latest acquisition to the West side in
the way of new business houses is the well
known firm of Henry Horinan & Co. This
enterprising firm has a large store in Chi
cago, and one on Seventh and
Rosabel streets, and, seeing the
need of such an establishment in
West St. Paul, resolved to locate here, and
on Saturday evening threw open their
doors for the inspection of the public, on
the corner of Dakota and Chicago avenues.
They have a sale-room 50x100 feet, and
carry in stock a fresh, full line of clothing,
gents' furnishing goods, underwear, boots
and shoes, etc. This firm, being old in the
business and acquainted with the wants of
the people, propose to give West-aiders what
they have long felt the need — a place
where they can go and do trading where a
full line of the finest goods may be found
and where prices are as reasonable as in
any part of the city. They intend to show
to the people that they do not have to go to
the East side to transact business, and this
1 end will be the object of their labors.
Among the new features of this wide
awake firm 4 is, that to every pur
chaser ,of $20 worth of goods, they pre
sent a large 25x42 oil painting, v hich 'in
itself is quite an inducement to step ; in and
examine the stock. The Messrs. Horman
desire it to be known that they have come
to the West side to stay, and by patient
and untiring efforts and a faculty which
they possess of always keeping in stock
everything in their line, at prices within
the reach of all. they propose to gain the
confidence of the people, and by square
dealing and a desire for small profits only
and quick sales,, will undoubtedly accom
plish that end. : To show the . confidence
they have in the result of their efforts to
please, this firm wishes it known that if a
purchaser should find, after examination at
home, that any. , article bought at their
store is not as represented they will most
cheerfully \ take it back and refund
the money. They own their own building,
pay no rent, and consequently are not
forced to charge a high price \ for ] their,
goods." Every v article is marked in plain
figures,' so that the smallest child may be
sent hero to purchase goods with perfect
confidence, knowing that honest treatment
will be accorded In each instance. Electric
lights bave been put iii, making s brilliant
appearance, rendering evening shopping a
pleasure at this store, as well as setting
forth to advantage their large and well-se
lected stock of goods. In the .shoe lino they
carry all the linest grades, as well as the
medium and cheaper, so that nil can be
suited. Among the different makes will be
found the Reynolds Bros*. Gray Bros. &
Stacy and Adams it Co. They have laid in
a large stock of buffalo overcoats, rur goods,
etc., which will be soldi at reasonable pi Ices.
Being a new firm on this side
of the river, this means is taken of extend
ing a cordial invitation to every man,
woman and child to call in and look over
the stock, feeling that they are welcome,
whether a purchase is contemplated or
In the location of this company at 181
Dakota avenue, West eiders have received
an acquisition that cannot be too favorable
mentioned. The gentlemen comprising
this firm have had ihe very best business
experience in all tiie different branches rep
resented in their line. Here can be found
an establishment where the customer will
find everything in the way of medium and
line furniture, parlor goods, crockery,
lamps, glassware, cook and heating
stoves, etc. Every article requisite for the
furnishing of a house complete from cellar
to garret will be kept constantly in stock,
thus obviating the difficulty and annoyance
of going from store to store, selecting one
article here and another there, it lias been
the aim of the manager of this firm to
make it one of the largest institutions
Within tbe city, provided they receive the
support from the West side, which they
will endeavor to merit. Extra space has
already been spoken for if required; and
goods will be properly represented and sat
isfaction guaranteed or no saie. If a linn
line of goods, courteous treatment and low
prices will meet the wants of residents of
this side of the river, the success of the
West Side Furniture company is already
assured. On account of the ereat
demand for goods this fall, and the fac
tories being overworked, difficulty has been
experienced iv getting goods which were
ordered some time ago from the manufac
turers, but upon their arrival the present
stock will be very materially toned up.
To the real estate fraternity can be traced
the rapid growth and development of the
West side, as is the case iv all growing
Western towns. Among the most promi
nent in this line is the firm of Somers &
Sache. They make a specialty of West
side property, are agents for the St. Paul
Homestead company, and the practical ex
perience tiiat they have had has given them
a knowledge of values that places them in
position to transact business for parties who
may place the same in their hands with a
surety of profitable returns. Their office is
No. 100 Dakota avenue.
About two years ago E. J. Heimbach
located here at No. 103 Dakota avenue.
Mr. lleinibach has had aii excellent run of
trade during the whole time, which is due
to the fact that he is wide-awake and en
terprising. He is an old resident of the
West side, having lived here for the past
thirteen years. He Keeps in stock the well
known Curtis & Wheeler make of shoes, of
which he is the exclusive agent for St.
Paul. Taking his stock as a whole, it
comprises the finest makes, as well as the
cheaper. Mr. H. has a reputation of
giving satisfaction in all instances, as his
large trade will fully testify. "The Nim
ble Penny" is his motto. The stock of
overshoes to be found in his store is the
largest ever brought to this side of the river,
and the public will make this their head
quarters for that line of goods.
I, AW TON BliOn.
No firm do ; ng business on the West side
is better known than the Lawton Bros.
They deal exclusively in West side prop
erty, and know every foot thereof. "Homes
on monthly payments'' has been the pride
of this firm, and many who formerly paid
rent, as a great many of to-day do, have
paid their rentals to this firm, together with
a small cash payment, and now have a
place they call their own. Business and
choice residence property is also handled.
Their map shows more lots than any other
in the city. x"ire insurance and mortgage
loans are also a part of the business of this
office, which is located in the rear of the
W r est Side bank, at 175 Dakota avenue.
The firm of Burns »fe Shaw, wholesale
and retail dealers in lumber, is a recent ac
quistiou to the West side. Both of these,
gentlemen are new-comers, and possessed
of a spirit of enterprise and grit. Courts
ous and accommodating, they are sure to
win their way to the lead in their line. All
their lumber is manufactured at their own
mills, at Cloquet, Minn. Their office is at
No. 3CB s}ate street.
Quaint or Historic Coins Carried in
Great ?Icn'» Porkets.
"If I had the value of the old coins that
are worn as ornaments and carried as pocket
pieces by New Yorkers I'd be a rich man."
So said an old and well-known dealer in
coins to a New York reporter. Producing
a pencil and paper, he resumed: "Yes,
fully $300,000 worth of gold and silver,
miuted into coin by the various govern
ments of the earth, are used as jewelry
and luck pieces. All classes of
people, the dealer said, were coin
buyers and worshipers of superstitious
Stewart's pocket-piece.
Ideas, Young men and girls, however,
are the best customers. There was a time,
when the bangle craze was at its height,
when a great deal of business was done in
small pieces, mainly dimes and quarters.
Italians, Frenchmen and Spaniards wear
as mementoes and souvenirs the most val
uable coins. Americans keep pennies and
ancient pieces of less value. Numbers of
Italian rag-pickers wear a golden
coin of value suspended around
the neck. Many quaint-looking
coins are kept by business and professional
men as souvenirs, relics or in furtherance of
some superstitious idea. I could name
some men. and for that matter some
women, whom yon would be surprised to
learn carried pocket-pieces."
"For one, A. T. Stewart. During his
life he carried for at least thirty-five years
an old Spanish dollar. I heard that it was
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the first piece of money he ever earned in
trade. Mrs. Stewart has the piece now, and
keeps it sacredly."
The late Mrs. Morgan, also, so the coin
dealer averred, was fond of wearine gold
coins as ornaments. At one time she had
in her possession an elegant necklace made
of Spanish coins, the dates of which ranged
from 1708 to 17G0. Among her customers
were a number of Wall street men, bank
ers and brokers. One of the best known
members of the stock exchange wears a
twenty-dollar gold piece on his watch chain,
two ten-dollar pieces on his cuffs as but
tons and three one-dollar pieces as shirt
"A short time aero," said the dealer,
laughing, "a funny thing happened. I was
sitting in my office when a foreigner, ap
parently a Frenchman, entered. He took a
large gold coin from bis pocket, and. drop
ping it on tlio counter, asked its value. I
examined it critically, sounded it, and
frond it was perfect except a trifle light*'
He laughed at my perplexity, took it, and,
snap!, opened it like an oyster. In the coin
were two photographs. I offered him £50
for it, but he refused.
The coin had, so the dealer said, been
skillfully sawed in two, dug. out and put j
together so closely that the cut could not !
bee Been. Springs or. the most delicate
steel held it together.
"•:, A well-known merchant, who is a prom
inent figure in the dry goods trade, wears
a ten-dollar gold piece that once saved his
life. He was lieutenant in the war. and
fought in many battles. > When the Union
army was led into the terrible struggle
known as the Battle of the Wilder
ness the young lieutenant, in
charge of a company, followed.
In the second day's fight a bullet struck
him squarely on the left side. He reeled,
fell, and jumped to his feet. A stinging
sensation directly over his heart made him
fear that ho was mortally wounded. He
ripped open his vest and examined the spot.
Between the vest and suspenders he found
a half eagle, bent almost double. The coin
he had placed in the small leathern pocket
book just before the fight. It saved his
life, and was too much battered to be used
as legal tender. r "'*■ .
The heavy gold piece that Mr. Morosini
has worn for many years on his. watch
chain is also said to have a history. It is
an Italian coin, defaced with wear, and
almost as large as a $20 piece. It is said to
be an heirloom in the Morosini family.
"1 have noticed one very peculiar thing,"
the coin dealer said. "Many Irishmen who
despise the queen and everything English
wear gold sovereigns as charms. Why they
want to carry the queen around with them
is what puzzles me. Yet it's a fact."
Fumbling among a box full of various
coins the dealer held up one that sparkled
like a bed of diamonds.
"Here is a coin," he said, that is worth
8300, and yet ib only a ten-dollar gold
The date was 1836, and each star was
cleverly tilled with a diamond of brilliance.
In the eagle's eye was likewise a small
specimen of the glorious stone, while at its
foot shone a gem that weighed fully a
"That," said the dealer, "was sold to me
by a woman who was at one time a leader
in society. 1 am keeping it for some
wealthy purchaser."
Jules Verne's Dream Realized in a
Boat Constructed by an American
A sub-marine torpedo boat, invented by j
Prof. J. H. L. Tuck, was yesterday tested i
— -— _ — - j i+dz^jQjjgg^n jSESJ*^^^^
and proved a practical success, says the
New York World, in the pesence of a large
party of gentlemen interested. '*hey went
aboard the steamer Chance Shot at Eighty
sixth street, North river. The sub-marine
vessel lay like a gigantic turtle, lashed to
the steamers side. She has been chris
tened the Peacemaker. She was con
structed at the yard of C. H. Delameter &
Co., and is 39 feet long with a breadth of
beam of SJ4 feet and a depth of I}i feet.
The bow and stern tapei off
from amidships, and tha forward end of the
vessel is surmounted by a dome 12 inches
high, which is set with glass and just large
enough for the pilot to get his head into.
Admission to the boat is through a circular
scuttle abatt of the dome. At the stern
there is a propeller and a rudder of ordinary
fashion, and two horizontal rudders with
which the boat may be deflected up or
down. The interior is halt tilled with ma
chinery and mechanical devices, including
a powerful little Westinghouse engine.
Compressed air is stored iv six-inch pipes
running arouud the interior, and arrange
ments are made by which air may be sup
plied by chemicals. A gauge registers the
depth of the vessel beneath the surface. Light
is furnished by an incandescent electric
lamp. At yesterday's experiment, Capt.
John G. Holland and Engineer John H.
Kiine slipped down into the iron hull and
fastened the air-tight scuttle. Then the
captain's head appeared in the look-out
dome and tli^ iron fish started up the river.
She had not gone 100 feet before he dipped
her nose into the water and gradually slid
out of sight beneath the ruffled surface.
The spectators anxiously watched the spot
where she disappeared for three minutes,
when she reappeared about a quarter of a
mile leeward and headed towards them.
The Sylvan Glen was coming down the river
only a few hundred feet above and her cap
tain was much surprised at the sudden ap
pearance of the iron monster, lie tooted
his whistle vigorously and put his wheel
hard aport, whereat the torpedo boat
kicked up its heels and again disappeared.
The Peacemaker reached a depth yester
day of forty feet and attained a fair rate of
speed. The torpedo portion of the experi
ment was not tried. It is designed to use
two torpedoes attached together by a chain
and fastened to corked magnets, which will
attach themselves to the iron or steel
sheating of a vessel to be destroyed. They
are to be fired by electricity after the tor
pedo Doat has reached a safe distance.
Prof. Tuck is working on a device by which
he claims the occupants of the boat will be
enabled to leave it at a depth of forty feet
and return again in safety.
Patents on the sub-marine vessei have
been secured in the United States and
throughout Europe. A company lias been
formed under the laws of this state, with
M. liuoseveit Schuyler as president;
Another Narrow Escape.
Washington Critic.
"Yes, madam."
"In cleaning out rooms, etc., preparatory
to finding places to hide away canned goods
for the winter, I find in one of the ward
robes this great heavy pair of rubber boots,
with such long tops. Whose are they?"
"The president's, madam."
"Down in the leg of one of them I find
this black bottle, With a high cork. What
is that for?''
"And in the other leg is an old pack of
cards wrapped in an oil-cloth. Whose are
"Oh! I see. They are a pair left over by
President Arthur."
"Thanks, Daniel" — from the adjoining
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A Kind of Trouble That is Very Com
< mon Among Young
Interviews With Various People on aa
Interesting Topic— Matters of Be
st) It Purely.
W 4 <«0 |p i|
Edward Stone, 530 Sixth Arenas
North, Minneapolis.
"I had been employed on press work in the
printing- office of Leighton & Hahn, on Nic
ollet ar," said Master Stone, a bright young
man about 16 y«ars of age, "I had been grad
ually growing: deaf until I found that I could
hardly bear at all. I had to quit work en
tirely. About four Tear 3 before I had typhoid
fever and I suppose I pot up from it too soon,
because I never felt entirely strong after it
and I caught cold very easily. The doctors
told me that I had catarrh. My nose waa
running ail the time. It was sore on the in
side. . My throat was sore and I had a cough.
My breath was very bad. The pain in my head
seemed to be all over my eyes. I was very
weak and unable to do any work. I had read
of a case similar to mine that had been cured
by Dr. McCoy, and on the Ist of last August
I went to see him. Well, he has treated me
regularly ever since. Soon my deafness dis
appeared, and I could hear as well as ever.
My cough stopped and 60 did the pain in ray
head and throat, and to-day I am entirely
well and able to work as well as ever I did."
That Re Will A train Be Favored
by an welcome Visitor.
Edward McGrath, No. 216 Fifth avenue
north, Minneapolis, said: "I have had catarrh,
for five years. I have been used to working
pretty regularly, and the drowsy, weary, dull
feeling that the catarrh gave mo was unbear
able. Often dizzy spells came over me and I
felt a kind of .buzzing or ringing 1 in my ears.
There was a constant headache, which made
it hard for me to work, a pressure over my
eyes, and hot flashes like fever in my head.
As I grew weaker, 1 was always catching
cold. It was chronic catarrh I had when I
went to see Dr. McCoy a little over a month
ago. He told me that much of my suffering
could have been saved if I had obtained
proper treatment in the early stages of my
disease. I went under his treatment. All the
miserable symptoms of my disease left me. I
began to get strong and vigorous again, and
to-day I feel as well as I ever did in my life.
I have no fear that my trouble will coma
back to me."
And the Sequel That Proved the Op
posite True.
Andrew Framberge, No. 208 Second street
south: "Last summer I thought that I had
rheumatism. I could not stoop down to pick
up anything without getting terrible pains in
my back. 1 began to lose my appetite, and
felt pains in my stomach. About a month
ago 1 was taken suddenly with the most ter
rible pain 3. My kidneys failed to act right,
my body swelled up, I was confined to my
bed, I felt sick to my stomach and vomited
incessantly. We called in a physician, who
said I had inflammation of the bowels, and
gave me some mediciue. The medicine did
me no good. I sank very fast. We called in
another doctor. He injected me with mor
phine, gave me some medicine and told me
that he didn't think I could live. My wife
and my brother-in-law gave me up for gone.
Death would indeed have been a relief. My
brother-in-law, as a last resort, called in Dr.
McCoy. The doctor said at once that I was
very low with Bright' s disease of the kidneys.
He gave me medicine. Almost immediately
the swelling in my body began to pass away.
The recovery of my strength came more
slowly, but it came surely. I gained steadily.
I am now able to get around without difficulty.
I believe Dr. McCoy saved my life.
Who Had An Experience Worth
Relating. B-S
Montague Hemming, of 408 Wabasha street,
St. Paul, said: "I had been troubled for
more than a year with the disease of catarrh
i in its worst form. It seemed to have afflicted
me even more thau the most of its victims,
i for it made me nearly deaf and stopped up
one of my nostrils entirely. It came on from
1 a cold I caught. My hearing- was so badly
affected that 1 could not uuderstand words
. spoken in . ordinary conversation. My nose
was in such condition that I could not
breathe through it at all. I felt weak and
; despondent, with very little disposition lo
' work. A friend advised me to fro and see
Dr. McCoy. Well, I placed myself under his
treatment. He told me that my difficulty in
breathing was caused by a deflection of the
septum of my nose and thickened mucous
i membrane, brought about by the catarrh;
that my deafness was due entirely to catarrh.
By a very delicate little operation he straight
ened the septum, so that almost at once I
could breathe without difficulty. He then
placed me on treatment for catarrh. I
regained my strength and appetite rapidly.
• Withiu two weeks my hearing was completely
restored. All the symptoms of my (disease
gradually passed away, and to-day I am
' happy to state that lam as well as I ever was
' in my life."
The IXesketh Case.
Mr. William H. Hesketh, of No. 1812 Fifth
avenue south, Minneapolis, said: "I had had
catarrh for two years and had been entirely
unable to check it. It came on from a cold
and settled in my throat and lungs. My throat
got so sore that I could hardly eat anything
at all. My nose was stopped up and I could
only breathe through my mouth. I became
weak r and discouraged, and my pain was
almost unbearable. One morning 1 read in
the papers of a case of catarrh which had
• been pronounced incurable, arid which Dr.
, McCoy had cured. I went to see him. He
told me that it might take three months to
' cure me. Well, I went under his treatment.
But little oyer a mouth has passed and I have
gained my strength and appetite. I have no
more cough, no more raising of phlegm, no
more pain in my head or lungs, my throat and
nose are perfectly clear and I breathe easily.
I have no more of that tired, uneasy feeling,
and I am able to eat as hearty as usual and to
do as good a day's work as any man in town.
In fact, 1 have been cured completely."
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Not an Adventurer.
All the contracts, leases, etc., which Dr.
McCoy has made in St. Paul and Minneapolis
1 are lor a period of one year or more. There
is nothing of the itinerant in his practice.
He has come here for a permanent location.
He has bought a residence here and will live
here. He does not practice medicine for a
livelihood. He is a man of independent
fortune and practices medicine because he
loves the profession. He advertises because
he believes that it is only by advertising that
a physician can obtain practice sufficiently
large to keep his medical skill and knowledge
bright, practical, available and accurate.
And furthermore, he believes that it is only
by advertizing that a skillful physician can
accumulate a practice large enough to charge
all his patients moderate fees.
J. Cresap McCoy
Late of liellevue Hospital, New Fork,
Has oilices at |Ww
No. 489 Broadway, St. Paul,
Where all curable diseases : are treated with
success. . All diseases peculiar to the sexes a
specialty. .CATARRH CURED.
CONSULTATION at office or by mail, SI.
Many diseases are treated .successfully by
Dr. ; McCoy through the !! mails, '.and by this
means many persons, unable to make a jour
| ney, can receive SKILLFUL HOSPITAL
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