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H.4— w- TROOBLEJSBREWiNG. .A Gigantic Scheme to Eman cipate Down-Trodden Femininity. Such Is the Hidden Motive of Women Who Demand En franchisement. A Call for a Convention at Washington Read Be tween the Lines. Branches of the Anti-Man Sis terhood in Each of the Twin Cities. T IS anarchy, dyna mite, oceans of it. Wait, let me catch my breath, and you shall know it all" Some few months ago circu lars were sent out by the National Woman's Suffrage association concern ing the interna tional council of women which sits to-day in Washing ton. The circulars read: "The first public demand for equal educational, industrial, profes sional ami political dents for women was made in a convention held at Seneca "Falls, N. V., in 1848. To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this event an in ternational council of women will be convened tinder the auspices of the Na tional Woman's Saffrage association in Albaugll's opera bouse, Washington, D. 1.. March 35, 1888." -It is Impossible to over estimate the far-reaching influence of such a council. An interchange of opinions on the great questions now agitating the world will rouse women to new thought, will in tensify their love of liberty, and will give them a realizing sense of the power of combination." '. ; This is harmless apparently. To the innocent and unsuspecting, it is nothing but a movement to snap the fingers of all the progressive women on earth, with an awful snap as of one hand, right in the face of the congress of the United States, to de-pedestal the present Goddess of "Liberty and raise Elizabeth Cady Stan ton in her place, to call the American eagle off his perch and let Susan li. An liiony climb ii)) and flop her wings in his stead. All this seems, but oh! much in seeming lies. Heed this well: "An interchange of opinions on the great questions now agitating the world will rouse women to new thought, will in intensify their love of liberty, and will give them a realizing sense of the power of combination." Now do you begin to smell it— mice, but 'dynamite? Could anything be plainer, more prophetic? "Will inten hil'y their love of liberty and will give them a realizing sense of the power of combination," There's murder in the air, as eventually you will discover. This council of women is a gigantic scheme to free the down-trodden with one fell blow from the galling chains men have bound around them, Tnreats.coax ing. arguments, flattery, sandwiches and coffee at the polls, bouquets at the state house. All these have failed to accom plish the emancipation of women, and now the time has come when they be lieve repeated defeats justify desperate measures. Consider the circular further: "In an international council women may hope to devise" new and more effectual methods of securing in the church, state and home the equality and justice which they have so earnestly sought. Much Is said of universal brotherhood, but for weal or woe, more subtile and more binding, is universal sisterhood." You see the aim of the council is to organize one vast anti-man sisterhood— sisterhood as iron-bound as the ancient order of Kosicrueians, mid even more secret in its operations. Auxiliary organizations have been qui etly instituted in every locality, and for months past have been, forwarding the scheme of independence which the council is intended to perfect. Two of these auxiliary organizations exist right in our midst— one in St. Paul, the other in Minneapolis. Last winter there was a club of women established here, which was mimed the Nineteenth Century club. Nothing much was thought about it. for woman's clubs have become one of society's common chronic disorders. But this particular club differed from Others of its kind in this— it not only did not court notoriety, but it shunned it. When a member was approached by re porters with requests for particulars of the last, meeting, the member's face blanched, her hands trembled, and n husky tones she refused the desired information, assigning as her reason that it was a by-law of the so ciety that its movements should not be discussed in public. Small wonder that this provision was made by the framers of its constitution. Did Louis Lingg sit on the steps of the Chicago postoflice while engaged in the manufacture of bombs? Did his associates invite the press to witness their military drill in their safe retreat on the North side? Without Opposition; without insisting on knowing the reason why, we have been permitting a body of women to sit Avitli closed doors in our midst, and if now our homes and the lives of our hus bands and lathers are in danger, we have ourselves to blame. At the last meeting of this ostensibly literary, society Paulino— no matter how — was present. There was nothing un usual about the sight of women enter ing by twos and threes the front door of au hospitable house: but could you have seen these same women passing through the house with fleet footsteps, out the back door, sku riving down the alley, skulking across lighted strects.huvrying along darker ones, keeping well in the shadow, and finally congregated in an attic chamber of a dilapidated house in the outskirts of the city, what would you have thought-then? When all were assembled, the door was locked and heavily barred. Oil cither side stood a GUARDING THE ENTRANCE. Representative woman of our —wives and mothers both of them— rifle in hand, ready to .' .shoot down the , first society reporter or policeman that showed an eye through the key-hole. Around a table, on which a shaded lanio burnt low.' crowded the misguided souls, their, breath coming quick and short, and their cheeks flushed with the excite ment of their diabolical endeavors. The first hour was spent in discussiu; the science of explosives. Specimen bombs were gingerly handled by fair lingers," r."l one Enthusiastic sister was with difficulty restrained from exhibiting right then and there the deadly -. per fection of ' her favorite style of bomb. Following this .discussion, the whole scheme of the international coun cil of women was revealed. Our gov ernment is to be shaken to its founda t'on by a strike, so gigantic in propor tion, so fatal in its working that every unit of organized labor will cry "Where am 1?" A cipher has been prepared for the use of the sisterhood which puts to shame those devised by political of fenders in Russian prisons. All the business of the international council will be carried on in this cipher, and while the unenlightened public listen to addresses and debates on literature, art, charities, suffrage, etc., at the meetings of the council, all mem bers of the sisterhood will be receiving instructions on the development of their awful scheme. Verily, "it is impossible • PLANNING THE COUP. to overestimate the far-reaching influ ence of such a council !" In a nutshell, the scheme of the sis terhood is. at no far distant day, to order a general strike among women. Wives, mothers, daughters, sweethearts are on the appointed day to give their husbands, fathers, sons and lovers one last chance to equalize the sexes, and if the offer be scorned, dishcloth, broom and needle are to be quietly laid down, and every woman in the land will walk out of her home. Women employed by men are to aban don work, and all men in trade are to be boycotted by female consumers. Any woman who refuses to obey the orders ot the sisterhood will receive an infernal machine by return mail, and female un tertakers will receive an order for a coffin by the one following. Any man who attempts to use force in securing the return of his God-created servants, will be ruthlessly met and conclusively answered by a bomb. Three months will be given men to come to their senses and accept the rebels' terms— equality before the law. At the expiration of this time, if men still stand out, total annihilation will be the penalty of their obstinacy. A cunning scheme for their total annihilation was discussed at the last meeting of the Minneapolis Auxiliary society. This is younger in months than that of St. Paul, but it is as old in wisdom. A short time ago an innocently worded announcement ap peared 'the Minneapolis papers con vening the female journalists of the city at the West hotel. Nobody guessed that this was a cipher notice calling together Minneapolis women who had surreptitiously attended the meetings of the St. Paul sisters. One night of each week guests at the West have seen women silently enter the house, each carrying the conventional shopping bag, and disappear from sight and sound through a door to the left of the ladies' entrance. Curious minds have been told they were the Minnesota Woman's Press association in embryo. They have rested on this, never thinking that the contents of one or those shopping bags were liable to send them up through the roof, and so on in -sections to eternity. They have failed to catch the sinister smile that accompanied the shopping bag, and not a sole has dreamed what fiendish plots a woman's brain can generate. Just how to effect the total annihilation of men has caused no end of discussion among the sister hood. Would you have believed any woman in Minneapolis eager enough for liberty to suggest that at? the expiration of the three .months' of grace accorded men, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters go back to their homes in seeming sweet submission to the inevitable, and, at dead of night when men must sleep, bind their oppressors with cords as strong as those that have bound them, place one bomb on each man's bosom, light a slow fusee, awake the man to his doom, get out of the house themselves , and let the tyrants meet their fate? Dreadful, isn't it? Yet so horribly de lighted with the idea was this section of the sisterhood, that a collection was taken up to defray the expenses of a delegate, who has gone to Washington to lay the plan of annihilation before the council. She will present it in cipher, under the pitifully misleading title, "How To Make Home Happy." It will be seen at a glance that some thing must be done to frustrate the de signs .of this radical sisterhood. How can it be done? Only by obtaining a key to their cipher and revealing to the public the ominous import of tne ad dresses that will be delivered before the council this week. And how can this be accomplished? Why, by wiring reports of each day's proceedings of the council to Ignatius Donnelly. Lectures on the higher education of woman,, kindergartens, heathen missions, wom an's suffrage, temperance, art, litera ture will be reduced by him to diaboli cal preparations for the wholesale slaughter of men, which, to be defeated, need only to be known in time. -'< :■:,'•■ Pauline Pry. GLEANED AT STILLWATER. Figures on the Log Cut on the St. Croix. STIMULATING MANUFACTURE A Bridegroom Arrested a Short Time After Taking to Himself a Wife. The approaching close of the winter's logging operations makes it a matter of . interest to know the present season's cut. A visit yesterday to the leading business offices in Stillwater enables the Glork department of this city to give figures for most of those who oper ate on the St. Croix and its tributaries who have offices or reside here. A few of those visited stated that they had cut all that they had figured on at the open ing of the season. Said one leading lumberman: "We found that we were going to be short and so doubled our working force and were thus enabled to secure the quantity required, though at an expense largely in excess of what is usual in an average winter. By far the larger portion, however, unhesitat ingly say that they arc short from 12>£ to iiO per cent, and upon taking the whole minutes into careful considera tion, it is not probable that over S5 per cent of the quantity figured upon last fall has actually been secured. Nearly all the larger • concerns are still at work, though with diminished forces and will con tinue to haul so long as they can get in a single log. The rate of work at pres ent is extremely slow. Although the roads are. excellent, the deep snow in which the falling timbers hurries itself has so heavy and firm a crust that neither cattle nor horses will venture into it unless a crew of shoveiers breaks a* road for them. This renders skidding very difficult as well as slow. The early part of winter was rendered use less for lack of snow, and when sit did come there was so much of it as to im pede work, and thus, though the sea son has been unusually long, the- cut has been behind what it ought to have been, it can be safely set down that (he St. Croix will go 15 per cent short. The following are the firms interviewed, I with their. respective cuts: " .' [jr. If. .}. Wheeler (Durant. Wheeler Feet.' --■; & Chambers), ou Eau dairo :. . lakes, Toto^tuiconcc aud To- "."-. togaiic rivers .................. 10,000,000 THE SAINT : PAUL: DAILY ': GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 25, 1888.— -TWENTY PAGES. David Tozer. on Snake river and ■■^ - Crooked creek... ............ . 10,000,000 HeDry-Bean Lumber company, „ ~ ~ on Snake river.. ...\'.. 12,000.000 Jacob Bean, on Totogatic,Trout " and Naniekagon '..".:. ...... 13,000,000 Tozer, McClure & Co., on Snake ' '■•'* : -- " n and Potaegema river 5. .... . . .. \ 11,000,000 Isaac Staples, on Snake and Ann -„ river 5.......................... 20,000,000 Drenson & Folsom, on Snake, . ...-:.\ ; Chesley brook, Clear brook, Bean brook and St. Croix 22.000,000 Wm. O'Brien, on Kettle river... 8.000,000 O'Xeil Bros., on Ground house - „ and Kettle livers ............ .". 8,000,000 Mulvey«fc Carmichael, on Hay „,_,. --creek and Pokegema. — 5,500,000 Jourdain & Mathews, on Tama rac and St. Croix 20,000,000 Anderson & O'Brien, on Name kagon and Hay creek 10,000,000 James McDermott, on Tamarac. 1,500,000 Musser-Sauntry Land, Logging and Manufacturing company, on St. Croix, Crotty brook. Moose river and Eau Claire lakes 34,000,000 Sauntrv, Tozer & Co., on Moose river. 7,500,000 Sauntry, Tozer & Pennington, on C'hienv brook and Poke gema brook. Wis : 9,500,000 Doughertv & McGram, on Tarn arac....' • V... 1,500,009 James McDermott, on Tamarac 1,500,000 Samuel McClure, on Chesley br00k.... 1.000,000 Mallov Bros. & McClure, on • Snake and Kettle livers ...... 5,000,000 Ezra Jewell, on St. Croix ... .... 1,000,000 Tim Henuessv, on Eau Claire lakes '. 1.000,000 A. T. Jenks & Co., on Kettle river 4,500,000 Sehulenberg-Boeckeler Lumber company, on Eau Claire lakes, Kameka'gon and Clear rivers.. 7,000.000 Total .. 187,000,000 This must comprise nearly.if notqulte, three-fourths of the entire cut, which would bring the whole cut of the St. Croix and tributaries to a figure not far from 240,000,000 feet. This figure can not be very much enlarged, as each firm interrogated has included all that it rea sonably expects, to be able to secure from this out. FOR MANUFACTORIES. A scheme for the establishment of more manufacturing industries has been talked over among some of the people of Stillwater, who have a little money to spare themselves and who feel a lively interest in the welfare and prosperity of the city, and has finally as sumed such definite shape as to bear bringing before the general public. The scheme is in substance to secure the passage of an act to allow the city to vote a bonus of $100,000, to be divided among five manufacturing establish ments who shall first accept of the city's office and locate here. The terms are to give §10,000 to each at the end of five years and the remaining $10,000 at the end of ten years. This is to be so secured to them as to become at once a part of their assets and yet not to be available under the time stipu lated. Besides this liberal offer a num ber of citizens stand ready to take stock in such enterprises as may be selected and put their money into them. The gain to the city in point of an increased taxable property.and the enlarged busi ness which will be brought to the city will, it is intimated, amply reimburse the taxpayers for the sum they shall donate. The plan will be brought be fore the people this summer and thor oughly discussed, and the legislation delegation will go to St. Paul with full instructions to put . the bill through, The few who have thought and talked of the thing are enthusiastic about it and feel confident of its being taken up by the masses when properly presented. AN UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION. The couple who could not obtain a license to wed at Mora, Minn., came to this city yesterday morning and were married in Houlton, Wis., by Justice Pencils, where they needed no license. On their return to this city Chief Short all arrested the bridegroom, Dr. Harold Thomas, on a charge of- felony, pre ferred by the sheriff of Kenabec county. Mrs. Thomas (nee Miss Betsy Flodin) sat in the union station nearly all the afternoon waiting for developments, Up to last accounts no bail was fur nished. SOCIAL SIFTING S. Miss Alice Rheiner and Richard Wolfsburg were married Thursday evening last by the pastor of the Ger man Luthern church in the presence of many invited friends. Mrs. W. T. Per Lee, assisted by Mes dames T. C. Clark, A. Tozer, E. D. Buf fington and H. M. Crandall, gave a social to the Presbyterian congregation on Friday evening. Max Zolluer, agent of the George H . Adams' Zozo company, was in the city yesterday making arrangements for their appearance March 31. : Rev. A. D. Roe went to Af ton on Thursday where he officiated at the funeral service of Mrs. Erastus Bolles, one of his old parishioners. Will Merrick, of St. Paul, was in the city yerterday looking after his auto matic scales located in several places gathering up nickels. L. W. Staples has accepted a position in the store of the Schulenburg-Boeck ler Lumber company, in the northern part of the city. Mrs. Frank Judd and Mrs. W. P. Brown entertained a number of their lady friends on Tuesday afternoon. J. C. Yorks has returned home from Montana on account of the serious ill ness of his wife at Oak Park. W. I. Baldwin and wife have closed up their store in the Churchill building and removed to Minneapolis. J. J. Edwards and family have re moved to Minneapolis, where he will engage in business. : ;;v! Rodney Jones has taken a position with 11. W. Camren in his grocery store on Second street. Charley Easton and family will re move to St. Paul, where he will cast his lot in future. Miss Mollie Henning, of West Supe rior, Wis., isti guest of her brother, J. C. Henning. E. A. Phinney has purchased the resi dence of P. S. Deragisch : on South Broadway. yyyyy-, w-V;'' Mrs. J. B. Tozer, of Hastings, has been visiting among friends in this city. Miss L. Weyerhauser, of Davenport, 10., is a guest of Miss Grace Torinus. Mrs. W. H. Fellows has gone to Au gusta, Ga., on a visit to her relatives. I. E. McKusick has been appointed as a night guard at the penitentiary. Miss Bessie Shepard,.who has been quite ill, is convalescing. Miss Eva Foster has been a guest of friends at Hudson, Wis. John-Dillon is booked at the Grand opera house April 6. J. H. Townshend and wife are visiting in Columbus, O. ■ Michael Gillespie has gone to Spokane Fall, Montana. -5. Mrs. Rochi Bronson is visiting friends in Hudson, Wis. «•■ Lincoln on Champagne. Richmond Herald. mlHpi — When Mr. Lincoln made his visit to Gen. Grant's camp, at City Point, Va., in 1864. he was met by the general and his staff, and upon being asked how he - was, said: "I am not feeling very well. I got pretty badly shaken up on the bay coining down, and am not altogether over.it yet." "Let me send for a bottle of champagne for you, Mr. President," said one of the staff officers; "that is the best remedy I know of for seasickness." "No, no, my young friei^j.," said Mr. Lincoln ; "I've seen many a man in my time seasick ashore from drinking that very article." ■_ . - Never Used, a Bristle Brush. Ctica Press. A Yvell-kuown 'lady,who died recently near Utiea, N. V., : in her ninety-third year, never had a tooth out, a tooth filled, or a toothache. All of ; her teeth were perfectly sound, because, as .- she said, she never had used a bristle tooth brush, carefully applying instead a fine woolen cloth. ...-•■-., , ". — -ma . On the Trail. v . Atchison Patriot. The first Texas cattle drive started up the trail last week. It consisted of 12, -000 head. These drives .become small affairs. - A few years ago hundreds of tliousands of cattle used to pass through Western -Kansas every spring. The drive is now almost a thing of the past. Settlers are scattered 'all. over, the range;' and towns >of from « 500 to 2,000 inhab itants are numerous. * : r^; TALES TOLD BY FACES Sections of the Face Which Point Out the Hidden Character. What the Beards of a Num ber of Men Say for Their Owners. . Chins and Eyebrows Which Play Important Parts as Indices. ' Some Pleasant Gossip About the Mustaches of Well ; . • Known Men. .•• An interesting study is that of the natural and artificial peculiarities of the human face, and particularly if the face is that of a politician. The face being the index of the character in nine cases out of ten, or at least it being supposed to be that, then each feature of the face is an item of the index and a betrayal of some personal char acteristic. . And as a rule some special feature will stand out prominently, and this conspicuity is gener ally the very thing which is first noticed, and as a distinguish ing mark it naturally becomes connected with the. cognition of the owner and his most prominent quali fication. Take the counte- nance of Gov. McGill. for instance. It is not at all a bad-looking face. It be- tokens some latent ability. It may not be a warm, cordia t well-lit-up face, but it is not a repellant* one by long odds. Yet it has one marked feature that has given the governor a common, but not very dignifying name in the state; thatis,the "big black waxed mus tache." Politicians and country editors can't keep from referring to the governor as the "waxed mustache." fVa/ i IRA Mr This mustache is sim t.W.Ui;/^.N' ply sub ii m e. Men, who love" their 'own personal appearance might spend years and years in fruitless endeavor to cultivate the adornments of their up per lips and never be able to rival the . gov ernor's firm, symmetri- cal black mustache. There is no curl to it, no straggling hairs. Each hair HUGS TIGHT TO M' GILL. Senator Sabin has a mus tache something like Mc- Gill's, but it is bolder, as-.; serts itself more, reaches out farther. Attorney Gen eral M. E. Clapp also has a fine black mustache, the hairs growing uniformly, but all with a tendecy to turn inward as if pointing to Capt. Clapp's great oratori- cal ability. W. R. Merriam's mus tache and goatee are two of the most contrary things on record. When he wakes up in the morn ing he don't know whether they have changed places or not,, until he looks in the magnificent "Venetian mirror which faces his downy couch. He is sometimes surpised to discover that they still play important parts in the comedy of his coun tenance ; but the hair run.in every way,reach ing out in every di rection for political honors. "Comedy of his countenance!" Yes; not that Bill Merriam is a humor ous man like Bill Nye, who doesn't pos- sess a hair above his breast, for the Third street banker is not too funny by any means. He is entertaining, jolly, out and out, and expresses his pleasure in a good loud laugh. But his countenance is truly an unintentional comedy. There is a contrariety about it all over, as if every feature was determined to go up against Mr.Merrlam's' inmost wishes. "This» was particularly notice able when he was speaker of the last house. His executive,, ability carried him over every difficulty and placed him on record as the best speaker the house has ever had, but his face ! If a stranger had been told that the young man wearing that incongruous face with those reckless eye- brows, that devil-may care mustache, and that venerable— alas ! that goatee, had aspirations toward the governor's chair in the state capi tol, he would have laughed outright as he compared it with the sublime majesty of the royal counte nance of Edmund Rice, or the bold, fi r m face of Grovei Cleveland. And while thinking of Bill Merriam let us in dulge in a glance at the face ?of Ignatius Don- nelly. It reminds you or. tne saucy urchin at first. He was called the boy lieutenant-governor when he presided over the senate, and he has retained the boy part of it ever since. Still, it is not a very boyish face when you proceed to ex amine it. His is truly the comedian's face, and had Donnelly started out as an actor he would have become the great, - : v; king of American comedy and fun and mirth, and his name would have stood side by side with that of William Shakespeare in the worshipful estima tion of future genera tions. Those curves about the nostrils and lips, those dimples in the chin and everywhere' apparent tell too well the tale of Donnelly's natural art, and woe to any man when he becomes the victim of those curves and dimples, and Don nelly's satirical retort turns him into A BUTT OF RIDICULE. By putting a pair of whiskers upon Don- nelly's face and taking out the dimples and - straightening the curves you have a por trait of W.D. Wash burn, Donnelly's , an cient : foe. Mark ; the 'difference between "Washburn's f face and Loren Fletcher's. Washburn's is frank and open ; Loren's .' is J the very symbol of : cunning and' " ; plotting. See ' the lines described bj Fletcher's j close mus tache and beard and saj . if ' you • fail to ; perceive ; the dogged -persistencj " and :: evil - designing ■oJ Loren Fletcher. - ; Look, then, at the ; lower part of Ed Durant's physi og, and note the apparent determination and self-as sertion, devoid of all cun ning, however, of the royal face of the - late ice king. Col. Bobletter's face is a combination of A. R. Mc- Gill's, Moses Clapp's and Bill Mer- nam's. , Thomas Coch ran's mustache and beard come near being a dupli cate of Mr. Merriam's. Here are three men.Bob letter, Cochran, and Mer riam, w hose goatees con vince you at once of their financiering a a I ifi ca- tions. All were »'■ ! ' BORN TO BE RICH if not great. :-,- V William Lee, the postmaster, has a mus tache which if neither Durant's nor McGill's, yet it has suggestions of both.Durant's mustache and beard is. full of kingly curves, Mc- Gill's has no curves except toward himself,' Lee's curves outward, then inward and downward, as if his first impulse was al ways to go out in kind linesss toward his needy fellowman, and his next for Bill Lee. Do not these things help one to determine the choracter of men?- Take Capt. Ed Bean's mustache. It is the mustache of the natural-born soldier, a brave, dashing fighter, which curls reckless of all danger. Again, Judge Burr's mustache, by its peculiar curves, suggests the lawyer and the politi cian. Senator C. B. Buck- man's has got a turn that is half finan cial, half political. Tom Bowen's is the half literary, half politi cal mustache. Senator D. S. Hall's is a political mustache from one end to the other. Lieut.- Gov. A. E. Rice's mus tache is the very sug gestion of the born par liamentarian, cool, bold, determined and cun- nmg. Of the well-known men whose BEARDS HAVE BECOME FAMOUS there are Judge Flan drau, Gordon E. Cole, W.M.Campbell, P. H. Kelly, Ed Rice, Bob Smith, E. C. Long. W. B. Dean. Charley Pills bury, Henry Poehler, Henry Keller, Dr. Murphy, Jim Baker, yy'-, Judge Kelly, Senator S. G. Comstock, Senator C. G. Ed wards and Charley Gilman. Aid. Long's moustache runs into his beard, and each then struggles to outdo the other. Long's nat ural fast-horse procliv- ities account for this. Pat Kelly's hugs close to his face— bushy, obstinate, short beard. Judge Flandrau's moustache seems to be out of plane with his long, flowing beard. His beard is curly and his moustache straight. This, howev er, indicates the judicial qualities of the able counsel; that he would* not overlook any of the intrica cies of the case, but his final deciston would be positive and supreme. W. B. Dean's hair comes out a little longer than Pat Kelly's, and curves every way; but it will never have the very striking ap- pearance of Pat Kelly's. Dean's ap proaches that of Gordon E. Cole. The grand thing about Gordon E. Cole's face is his fore head. Symbolical ot deep thought, and clear, calm, cool judg ment, -it tells you of a good man and an able lawyer. Charley Pillsbury has a ; very emphatic, positive, dogged beard, like- Loren Fletcher's, sur- mounted .by a cult ured mustache, like that of W. E. Lee, of Long Prairie. Dr. J. H. Murphy has a beard that doubtless •'•';; - ; . • assists him largely in his practice, for the sight of it is GOOD FOR ANY PATIENT. Senator Edwards possesses a beard that started out to be like C. A. Pills bury's, and then concluded to try to re- semble Gordon E.Cole's. This, then, accounts, probably for the tacti cian qualities of Pills bury, and the logical characteristics of Mr. Cole, both of which Col. Edwards possesses to some extent. W. M. Campbell has got the -beard of a patri- arch and a good, hon est official. That beard tells you so, and his record proves it. Jim Baker has the beard of a genius. It is one of the ex traordinarily suggestive beards of the present generation, ical of the orator, the politician, the office seeker, and the avowed champion. With that versatile beard, Gen. Baker could be a champion of anybody's rights if he wanted t< beard! What does it not tell you? does it not tell you of Gil man, every hair of it? Only one Gilman. and every hair for Gilman! There is the beard and there are the lines of his bald upper lip- they tell you that- the man is a cunning, per sistent, obstinate, vindic tive Charley Gilman man. The story told by Sena tor Henry Keller's beard is that of the German who has come here to stay, who has made money, and intends- to make more. Henry Poehler, the pride, congressianally or iv any other way, of the Ger mans of "the Minnesota valley, possesses a curly beard suggestive of much kindness of character. Judge Kelly has the beard religious and charitable; man. : - ! Some men have | other features equally sugges tive of their character, however. Dan Lawler'Sv-B eyebrows remind you of the born prosecutor, and Judge Lars M. Rand's profile speaks of the fair-minded magistrate. Frank Fairchild's chin is a OF SPECULATING, while Public Examiner Kenyon's modesty suggests the quotient line in a sum of division. The lower part of Treasurer's Reis' face balances like his books, while that of Senator A. J. Whiteman reminds you of the young dashing gentleman of culture and means. Tom Jefferson's face from the bridge of the nose down to his round chin is a poetical marvel of song, fight ing qualities, and dramatic ability. '■:-; :.";■ -■-■i- -- • : §8-53 A Significant Speech. Chicago Times. .. ; yy.j' : '. : Gen. Bragg opens his diplomatic ca reer by a very, significant speech at a banquet given in : his honor by Ameri cans resident in the City of Mexico. ""He talked plainly and to the point when he said : that the sympathy of President Cleveland's administration was with the liberal government of Mexico, and that the reactionary party which has , ten dencies toward a monarchial regime, would in no event be permitted to carry its designs into execution. No Sister for Him. Life. ..,"-.- - - :-. --; i Cornelius - (forgetting himself)— will he a sister to me ! A $10 sleigh ride this afternoon, a box at the opera jto night, supper at Delmonieo's < and a cab home! * A sister to - me? Great '■ Scott! What kind of a fool human being do you take a brother to be? • ■ --.--.-. A STUDY OF LIMBS. But Merely the Harmless Kind Known as Cork Legs. - -.-■■- . ** .. -•• The Name is Incorrect as Willow is the Material in Demand. Evolution of the Artificial Limb—What Our Fathers Did Endure. Information Gathered on the Street and at a Local Dealer's. E HAVE all heard that com mon and ordi nary expression of every day life: "Why, there goes a man with a cork leg;" but if the truth were known there never was a greater mis nomer than this in the world, because no crip ple has ever, so far, walked by the aid of such a contrivance, nor has any one living ever seen such a thing unless by stretching a point. As the Irishman remarked, it would be per missible to call the pedestrian append ages of gentlemen horn in Cork, Ire land, by the name of the city of their parentage. How this popular delusion about game legs came about is one of the mysteries of the past and tne pres ent, yet from time immemorial the say ing has gone the rounds, and in time the expression, "cork legs," although a de lusion and a snare, became public prop erty. In the manufacture of false limbs cork is but little used, and its import ance in construction amounts to but a mere bagatelle of the completed article. For the purposes of Sunday reading the matter that is supplied should be delicately poised between Something that Is naughty, Yet something that is nice; Something not too naughty, And yet can be read twice. And as the subject of artificial limbs is one that about answers to the require ments of the above little ditty, because the possibilities around a limb, artificia or otherwise, are decidedly NAUGHTY AND NICE sometimes, and furthermore the whole subject will well repay a close and con stant study on account of the novel and entertaining facts to be learned from it, it will not be out of place here to ramble among those who are acquainted with the business and, as it were, pry slightly into the secrets of the craft. Let us then away to that peculiar re gion of crippledom, where on the very threshold Capt. Cuttle will greet us with his iron prong, and further on afield we will meet the innumerable caravan of victims of heroism, of foolhardiness and of d d foolishness, which latter has caused more than half the maims and bruises among suffering humankind since ever the world be gan. Oh! but it is an irregular sound that now strikes upon our ears as we further wander onward. There is the bong! bung! bong! of the quaint old peg of historic times. There is the bing! bang! bung! of the crutches one by one, and further on there strikes the esthetic limping stride of the $100 artificial leg, a perfect aristocrat among his humbler companions of pegs. In the days of pioneerdom who ever heard of an artificial leg, or even of a cripple of any sort? Why, nobody, echoes back the brawny, silvery crowned old veterans of the past who laugh as they grunt out how hale and hearty they are to-day, and point to the fact it is only within the past few years such things as false legs could be pur chased outside of the large Eastern cit ies and possibly Chicago. The enormous increase of the population and the con tinuance of everything tending toward the highest civilization have created a demand for artificial limbs, just as in evitably as the cripples have come and are DAILY BEING TURNED OUT by the principal agents that go to make up the aforesaid civilization of our day; but bless your soul, the pioneers knew nothing of such miseries. Their glori ous life was that of the open prairie, of the log hut song when the chase was done and the fire was blazing on kin dling hearths. Their glorious life knew but little care beyond whether the sport was good, bad or indifferent. They lived open and healthy lives and communing with nature learned of the manliness, the excellence, the know ledge to be gleaned from the forest and the field and from the meadows and the lakes that lay so calm around them. In the innocence and healthful ness of such a life they were infinitely better off than we are. The civilization of to-day has brought countless bless ings to mankind but it has also bred much hatred and malice, created drunk ards, and loafers, and most pitiful of all largely increased the number of cripples, and here we return from wan dering and once more strike the main issue— artificial legs. THE LOCAL MARKET. The presence of many deformed and legless people in Minneapolis opened up a hew field for those engaged in this curious and melancholy business, and for the past few years a leg, or a crutch, or a peg, or in fact anything connected with the deformed can be bought in Minneapolis as good, if not better, than in any city of the East. A visit to the establishment here was full of interest. Like all other trades to-day, the work of this one has been reduced to the highest point of an art. As remarked in the open ing lines of this article, cork plays a very inferior part in the formation of a false leg. The finest light grain willow wood is really the material used. This wood is solely handled by a man in Philadelphia, who supplies the trade exclusively. When a leg is ordered it is cut out of the solid block and gradu ally planed down till it becomes quite thin. Just below the knee point a band of thin brass made even with the wood is braced round so as to prevent splitting. The whole thing is then cov ered with raw hide to strengthen it, and over that is placed a coating of enamel, which gives the limb a pleasing and fin ished appearance. The length of the leg. the size and the placinc of the straps and braces are of course governed by the case in point, as well as the pro viding of bends by a system of springs at the kneecap, the instep and the toes. The specimens of this work executed in the city by experts residing . here, and therefore essentially Minneapolis work, and which can be seen are some of them perfectly beautiful and unique in their extraordinary perfectness. The shades of night were drawing to a close ere the reporter had finished his exam ination of all the splints and irons and legs and pegs in the. institution, and as he retired, for an appropriate farewell he heard a maiden warble sweetly: A man can make a tooth or a leg; A nose he can make to stay ; But the funny part is he can't make a man. Because he ain't built that way. Plenty of -Company. Saturday Review. There is one dear old story that al ways come up in talk about great eat-" ers" It as . been told of all sorts of guzzlers, from a . city . alderman to the judge of : appeal at Avignon, under the , ancient ; regime. "And then, • sir, -we ; topped up with .. a ; gorgeous turkey, a : first-chop bird— never J tasted a juicier melt in the mouth— crammed: with truf fles to the eyes— bouquet is no word for it— left nothing but. the bones." "How: many were you?"' "Two?" "What! Only two?" "Yes, two. Why not? The turkey; and myself."^.-r-rv ? 1225, 1227, 1229 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis. • OUR $16,000 STOCK OF FAST DIMINISHING. We are determined to close out every article of Clothing in stock. Prices have been cut and slashed most unmerci fully, as we are anxious to dispose of the entire stock on short order. You have but a few days to avail yourself of an op. portunity of buying Goods for half value. Don't miss attend ing this great sale, as it is positively the last chance to pur chase Clothing at such ruinous prices. Kfl BOYS' SUITS in brown and wool check, good style full t>*/ suit, in sizes from 9to 14 years, all worth 16.50. Reduced to close, $3.65. KQ BOYS' SUITS in dark check, made from Union Cassimere, " v sizes from 9 to 10 years, full suit price $0. AU go at $2.75. K() BOYS' Colored Cassimere Suits, knee pants, extra good **** style, cost to manufacture 54. We offer your." Choice $2.75 per suit. OCJ BOYS' all wool suits, in cheeks and mixtures, extra line »m" farmers' satin lining, size 9to 10 years. Price $8.50. Now $4.75. Kfl EXTRA fine Boys' all-wool Cassimere Suits, in a very '*"' pretty and distinct check, knee pants, size 4to 10 years, handsome and stylish goods. Trice §7. Reduced to close $3.75. AC) YOUTHS' suits in wool union mixtures, very nice and "*"' stylish goods. Price $0.50. * Reduced to close $3.50. AQ YOUTHS' Diagonal Worsted Suits, in black only, well '**' made and stylish. Price 18. Closing price $3.75. OK MEN'S double-breasted coat and vest, made from heavy it ' black Astrachan, good farmers' satin-lining, an extra good article for spring wear. Price $12.50. Closing price $8. Of) MEN'S Black Worsted sack suits, diagonal lining, good t,v styles. One of our leaders at $12. ' Closing price $7.50. 7K MEN'S Scotch all-wool sack suits, in broken sizes, princi ■." pally 34 and SO. All are 112 suits. We offer the Entire Line at $5 per suit. ANOTHER lot of men's sack suits, in broken sizes, 45 in mini ■**■ her, in Scotch mixtures, light colors, good quality lining and well made Worth $14. A snap. All must go, and $5 Takes Choice. Kf| SUITS in heavy Union Cassimere, well made and durable, M" sizes 36 to 40, cheap at $7. Closing price $5. fifl BLACK and Brown suits, Diagonal Worsted, four-button m* cutaway, in sizes 34 to 37. All $15 suits. Closing price $8.50. T\(\ YOU want a Spring Overcoat? We can fix you out and *"\J f or half price. Our stock in these goods is somewhat broken, and ill order to dispose of them rapidly we offer the entire line and your choice at Half Value and Less. OUR LINE of Heavy Overcoats, or rather the remainder of " our winter stock, we offer at prices must wonderful, and much Below Manufacturer's Cost. WE ARE ANXIOUS TO SELL, and it is to your interest to buy if prices are right. All we ask is a call. Look over our assort ment and satisfy yourself as to whether we do as we advertise. Call early, a* this is not a lengthy sale, but or very short duration, and positively the last and final sale of Overcoats in our establishment. BOYS' OVERCOATS-Thirty Boy's Overcoats, Union Cassi meres, from 4 to 10 years, and worth 12, $2.25 and $2.50. Closing price $1.20 each. WE PLACE on sale two lots Boys's Overcoats: first lot eon '" sists of 25 extra heavy Wool Brown Mixed, worth $0; 80 Cray Melton Coats with cape attached, worth $0.50, ranging in size from 4 to 10 years, all thrown in one pile ; closing price, ' Choice $3.50 each. OE EXTRA HEAVY Boys' Chinchilla Overcoats, worth §7, ■*** sizes from sto 10 years. " Closing price $3.75, ANE LOT Fur Caps, Alexis style, satin-lined, about three " dozen remain in stock; have sold all season at $2, balance logo. Closing price $1,25 each. FIVE DOZEN Scotch Caps, in gray and blue, good quality, all sizes, price cents. m Closing price 25c each. TWO SPECIAL JOBS IN SOCKS— 2S dozen Men's Wool Socks, * all the colors, principally dark, 20c per pair. Closing price 10c per pair, on DOZEN Men's All-Wool Socks, in scarlet, brown and **" wine, double heel and toe, an extra good 25c quality. Closing price 15c per pair. REMEMBER every article in this department must go at a *» rapid rate, as room must be made for other goods. We shall dispose of th< clothing, and the sooner the better. Mail orders are kindly solicited and will re. ceive prompt attention. 1225, 1227, 1229 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis.