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City Fathers Closing Up Their
Business as Fast as
- - Possible.
Cupid Seems to Have Been
"flaking" a Vigorous Cam
paign of Late.
Opening Session of the Anoka
Conference of the Congre
Summary of the Doings of
One Day Gathered From
All Sources.
l'he City Council Is Winding Up
Its Business—One More Ses
'i he votes cast at the recent city elec
tion were canvassed by the council last
night, and the successful candidates
were duly declared to be elected. Aid.
Dowlan, O'Connor and Long, who were
named a committee by the president,
reported the returns of the election
judges without any changes.
The new smoke ordinance declaring
the emission of dense smoke within the
city limits and within 1,000 feet of six or
more dwellings a public nuisance, ami
fixing as a penalty a fine of not less
than 820 or more than $100, was put
upon its final passage and went through,
Aid. Ryan, fcanborn, Weber and .Minea
voting 'in the negative. Manufacturing
establishments applying exclusively for
their own use all the power, heat and
light derived from the products of com
bustion, are excepted from the opera
tion of the ordinance.
The. contract for removing garbage
•was awarded to the St. Paul Sanitation
company in accordance with the recom
mendation of the committee on streets
and health board. The contract gives
ithe company the exclusive right to
build and * maintain docks at On
tario street, Wacouta street. Commercial
{street and Minnetonka street, it also
gives the company tbe exclusive right
to operate cars, steam tugs and barges
for the removal of garbage beyond the
city limits, but does not prevent the re
moval by means of wagons. The com
panjj agrees to expend 815,000 in docks,
barges and ears within the next Sixty
days. The prices to be charged
will be the same as now charged by the
company, and any other person may
bring garbage to the docks of the com
pany and have it removed beyond the
"city, limits at a stun not to exceed 25
cents for each one-horse load and 50
cents for a two-horse load. An accom
panying ordinance Forbidding the
dumping of- - garbage in the
city limits '. was also passed.
City Engineer R-undlett submitted a
proposition from W. H. Truesdale, of
the Minnesota Transfer company, in
which the company offers to build a
bridge 1,200 feet long across its tracks
on University avenue, with a roadway
Of 40 feet, and two sidewalks of 10 feet
each, the city to build the approaches.
The cost to the city will be
£22,000, and to the transfer com
pany 1120,000. A resolution by
Aid. Long, authorizing the proper city
officers to enter into such a contract,
was adopted. Aid. Dowlan voting in the
negative on the ground thai the bridge
should be the full width of the street
eighty feet. The board of public works
has- already passed the order to grade
University avenue to the west" city
limits, and the work will be completed
this year.
Aid. Kenny introduced a resolution
Instructing the city attorney to secure
from railroad companies having a right
of .way across Sixth street, an easement
to enable the city to erect a bridge, and
In case of the refusal of the companies,
to report the reason to the council.
The ordinance granting the Northern
Pacific railroad the right lo lay tracks
through the alleys in lots 45, 40, 47, -18,
40, 50 and 51. Kittson's addition, was re
ported favorably by the committee on
.streets. Several interested property
owners appeared before the council to
protest against its passage, and it was
was referred back to the committee tor
further consideration.
A resolution by Aid. Hamm instruct
ing the city railway company to lay a
a double track on Sims street, from
Payne avenve to Greenbrier avenue,
and on Greenbrier avenue, from .Sims
to "Maryland, and to operate it as soon
as practicable, was adopted.
• The resolution of Aid. Bryant, passed
at a previous meeting^ to authorize the
issuing of bonds for the new Broadway
bridge, was returned by the mayor with
out his signature, for the reason thai
the result of the vote on the bonds had
not yet been officially declared.
The city engineer" submitted a list of
streets to be sprinkled under the con
tracts recently awarded by the board
of public works. The lists were placed
<>n tile, hut were not acted upon, Cor
poration Attorney Murray holding that
it would he illegal until the contracts
have been published.
An ordinance was passed under
suspension of the rules to allow the
Bethel mission to erect a scow-barge
with a two-story building on it to con
tain a hall for meeting-- and a dining
room and reading room for the benefit
of the river men. The barge will be lo
cated at the river at the fool of Sibley
street. ''.-, ':■ 7•■ :■;'.':* '.*.**.'
The resolution refunding to Police
man Thomas Lynch the fine of §100,
which was Imposed upon him in the mu
nicipal court recently on a charge of as
sault and battery upon a hackman
.named White, who resisted arrest, was
passed unanimously. - •
The board of lire commissioners was
authorized to purchase a lot 73x100 feet
at the corner of Oakdale avenue and
Page street, for $3,200, and a lot at the
corner of Bedford and Beaumont
streets for 53,100,t0 he held as locations
tor two new engine houses to be built
in the Sixth and Second wards. The
purchase of lots 45 and 40, Sloan's addi
tion, adjoining: the hospital grounds, for
the sum of 83,000, was authorized. The
mound is to be used for hospital pur
7 jiiscei.laxkots BUSINESS.
. The vacation of that pari of Sher
burne avenue which forms an irregular
line at the juncture of Cedar street,
formerly Grant street, was ordered, t An
order was also passed vacating Hazel
street from Grove to Dale and
Grove street fiom Cedar to Ha
zel. The vacated streets ran
through the Lutheran cemetery. An
order for vacating portions of ParneU,
Sibley and Starkey streets, on the West
Side, was lost for failure to receive a
two-thirds vote and was referred to the
corporation attorney for an opinion as
to its legality. The alley in block 14,
Stuison, Brown & Bamsev's addition,
was vacated. On motion of Aid. San
born the council adjourned to meet at
*"" "30 next Monday evening.
She Stickney- Adams Nuptials at
Christ Church— A Double Wed
A very pretty wedding was that of
Miss Charlotte R. Adams and Samuel .1.
Stickney, which took place at Christ
church yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
The altar was tastefully decorated with
flowers, and the elegant toilets of the
ladies who witnessed the ceremony
made the scene a brilliant one. , As the
wedding march struck up, the bridal
train started down the aisle, the rela
tives of the bride and groom leading.
After them came eight little girls and
eight young ladles, who took their stand
at the left of the altar. Following these
were the ushers. Messrs. Adams. Mann,
Wood and Robertson, and the brides
maids, Misses Stephenson, Horn. Man
vell and Mann. Miss Stickney, the maid
Hi honor, preceded the . bride, who
entered leaning on the arm
of her • father. She was met
at the chancel rail by _ the
groom, and the marriage service, ac
cording jo the impressive from the
Episcopal church, was performed by
Bishop Gilbert, assisted by Rev. C. D.
Andrews. The bride's gown was heavy
white corded silk, made en traine and
trimmed with real lace. She carried a
bouquet of lilies of the valley and was
enveloped in a cloud of tulle. Miss
Stickney wore a dress of white sural
and striped gauze, trimmed with pearl
passementerie. She carried a bouquet
of marguerites and wore a short tulle
veil, as did all the bridesmaids, whose
gowns of tinted surah and striped tulle
harmonized beautifully. The young
ladies and little girls who attended the
bride were Misses Jean Stickney, Lilla
Millard. Emily Stickney, Mabel Horn,
Ronnie Ransom, tiara Bell, Lenora
Horn. Ruth Stickney, Julia Stevenson,
Marion Palmes, Beaumont, Adine Man
veil, Price, Wheelock, Proctor, Griggs
and F. Manvell. They all wore
dresses of white silk mull and
natural flowers. Mrs. Adams, mother
of the bride, wore a handsome gown of
steel-colored satin and moire with dia
mond ornaments. Mrs. A. B. Stickney
wore an exquisite black lace dress over
pearl gray silk; her ornaments were
After the ceremony at the church,
the bride held a reception at her home,
No. 3 Crocus Hill.
The house was artistically decorated
with cut flowers and exotics, and was
filled with prominent society people.
An elaborate wedding supper was
served. In the evening Mr. and Mrs.
Stickney left for the East, where they
will make a short tour, returning to St.
Paul about the Ist of June.
Twin marriages are such uni queif
not rare events in family history that
the occurrence of an affair of that kind
affords good ground for a post nuptial
celebration •'of more than ordinary
magnitude. Thus it was that
the resilience of Mr. and Mrs. P. J.
Giesen. ly'^ West Third street, was last
night the scene of a brilliant gathering
in honor of the newly made Benedicts
of the household, Messrs. John and
Joseph Giesen. The marriage cere
mony occurred at 7 a. m., yesterday, at
Assumption church, the officiating
clergyman being Rev. Bernard Loc
nikar, O. S. B. He united John
("iesen and Miss Annie Miller and per.
formed the same service for Joseph H
Giesen and Miss Gusta Haungs. The
first named couple were supported by
Edward Borscht and Miss Mary Kin
nctt, while Adolph Giesen and Miss
Anna Haungs paid similar at
tention to the other contract
ing parties. On account of
the early, hour the attendance at
the wedding comprised only the fam
ilies of the young couples" and their
most intimate friends. After the cere
mony a wedding breakfast was served,
but all attempts at elaboration were re
served for the evening. At 8 o'clock
the parlors of Mr. Giesen pere were
filled with a company that was
representative of the best families of
the German-American element of St.
Paul. It was indicative of the wide
popularity of the duo of happy couples,
who received the guests in the main
parlor. As brides invariably are, these
in this instance looked exceedingly
pretty. Their costumes did not
differ, being of white alha
tros trimmed with white moire
silk and ribbon. Each wore diamond
ornaments, the traditional orange blos
soms and corsage bouquets that but en
hanced the sweetness of the wearers.
After the reception the guests were en
tertained with some excellent music and
subsequently sat down to an elegant
lunch. Mr. and Mrs. John Giesen will
reside at 18& West Third street and
Mr. and Mis. Joseph H. Giesen at 373
North Oak street.
Opening Day of the Anoka Con
gregational Conference.
The pretty little auditorium of the
Atlantic Congregational church was
filled yesterday with Gongregationalist
divines who, with their wives, were in
attendance upon the annual meeting of
the Anoka conference of Congrega
tional and union churches. This con
ference comprises the churches of
these denominations in St. Paul, Minne
apolis and surrounding towns to the
number of sixteen.
At 10*.:50 a. m. the registrar of the
conference called the meeting to order,
and briefly stated the work that lay be
fore it. Permanent organization was
effected by the election of Rev. C. W.
Merrill, of Minneapolis, moderator, and
Rev. William M. Jones, of St. Louis
Park, scribe. The moderator then con
ducted a devotional service lasting
about an hour, after which Rev. E. C.
Evans, of the Pacific Congregational
church, of St. Paul, preached the con
ference sermon. The subject was "Ag
gressive Christian Work," and the
speaker urged all the churches in the
conference to broaden their work, and
not be afraid of striking out into new
Upon the arrival of the dinner hour
the ladies announced that they had pre
pared a collation in the church vestry,
to which ample justice was done. In
the afternoon reports from the various
churches were listened to. They were
nearly all of an enthusiastic tone. Six
new church buildings have been erected
in the year, and three new churches
have been organized; two of these in
St. Paul and the other one in Stewart,
McLeod county. The work of the Con
gregational Union of St. Paul, an or
ganization devoted to the assistance of
weak churches in erecting church
structures, received special commenda
Rev. R. A. Torrey, of the People's
church. Minneapolis, read a paper on
the ••Mutual Relations and Duties of the
Stronger and Weaker Churches." The
text from which the paper was frameu
was '"You that are strong ought to bear
the infirmities of the weak," and this
idea was developed at length by the
At .3:ls p. m. the subject of how to
raise money for religious purposes was
discussed. A paper on the theme was
read by Rev. J. H. Nason,of Anoka, who
thought the best way was to get the
Never slight the collection, and let
money be raised every Sunday morning
tor the purposes of outside benevolence
—missions, conferences and aid to
weaker churches.
This paper was followed by one on
■'Perversions of Scripture." by Rev.
Norman Seaver, I). D., of the Park Con
gregational church, St. Paul. The dis
course was a most scholarly one, and
abounded in interesting instances of
perversion of Scriptural texts by preach
ers who wanted to reach their hearers
on some special topic. "To use -hell,'
or "sheol,* or 'hades,' " said Dr. Seaver,
'•to denote the future abode of the
i wicked is a perversion of Scripture.
! Who of us have not heard sermons to
parents preached from the text. -Train
I up a child in the way lie should go. and
j when be is old he will not depart front
I it, when the primal sense of the read
( ing is: 'Train up a child in his way,
I and when he is old he will not depart
! from it'— totally different meaning.
: Scripture is inspired truth only in the
> sense in which it was originally given."
The afternoon exercises "closed with a
devotional exercise conducted by Rev.
A. 11. Tibbetts, of Glencoe.
••Missions" was the subject consid
ered at last evening's session. Mrs. W.
M. Jenkins, of Elk River, led the exer
cises with a paper on "Our Children,"
followed by a solo by Mrs. Mathews.
The annual address was then made- by
Miss M. J. Evans, of St.Paul, followed
by a discussion on "Home Missions" by
Rev. J. 11. Morley and others.
To-day's programme will consist of
discussion on "Evangelistic Work" and
"Duties in Relation to Temperance.'.'
led by Henry Plant and Rev. Dr. Dana;
papers relating to church and conference
matters; devotional and praise services;
and a consecration meeting, to be par
ticipated in by Rev. J. B. Drew, Rev.
C. P. Thwing„ Rev. J. H. Chandler,
Rev. J. L. Cory. Rev. S. M. Dickinson,
Rev. H. H. Bart, G. R. Merrill, Dea. C.
E. Young, Rev. A. Hadden and Rev. C.
W. Merrill.
Among the delegates seen at the con
vention were the following, pastors of
churches iv outside towns of the confer- •
ence district: Anoka, J. H. Nason;
Cottage Grove. William Gill; Elk River,
William M. Jenkins; Excelsior. J. L.
Cory; Glencoe. A. H. Tibbitts; Hutch
inson, E. F. Hunt; Lakeland, Joseph
Chandler; Stillwater, J. H. Albert.
Minneapolis churches were repre
sented as follows: , First, George R.
Merrill; Pilgrim, C. W. Merrill; Vine,
S. V. S. Fisher: Open Door, K. F. Nor
ris; Union, William M.Jones; Lyndale,
A. Hadden; Silver Lake, G. R. Bascom;
Fifth Avenue, S. W. Dickinson; Peo
ple's, R. A. Torrev.
The St. Paul delegation consisted of
the divines whose names are given
below: Pacific, E. C. Evans; Atlantic,
<". R. Dickinson; Park. Norman Seaver;
St. Anthony Park, J. 11. Chandler;
Bethany, J. B. Drew; Olivet, Herbert
Massey. Mat '.y;:'y'7.
Female Knights of Labor Extend
a Hand to the Striking Shop
Girls of Minneapolis.
An open meeting of the ladies of the
Knights of Labor assembly was held
last evening at United Labor headquar
ters. Fully 200 persons were present,
the majority of them ladies. Addresses
were made by several of the striking
girls of Shotwell, Clerihew & Lothman,
and also by Messrs. P. 7icGaughey and
J. F. Cronin. The follf .<ving resolution
was by a unanimous vvte adopted:
Whereas, the female employes of the
firm of Shotwell, Clerihew & Lothman,
of Minneapolis, have entered a protest
against the action of said firm in reduc
ing their wages, thus making them from
20 to 30 per cent lower than their com
petitors in this city and in Minneapolis
as well ; and,
Whereas, Said firm has refused every
honorable and just offer of the employes
to effect a settlement;
Resolved, That the working women
and men of the city of St. Paul, in mass
meeting assembled, express their con
demnation of the action of said firm, and
pledge ourselves to do everything in our
power to prevent the firm from coming
in competition with fair and honorable
An Old Resident of Ramsey
County Dies at His Home.
Robert O'Neill died at his home, near
Mendota, at -9 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. He was one of the few remaining
la nilmarks of a generation now rapidly
passing away. Of Irish parentage, he
came from Canada to this state in 1850,
and went into the lumber business, tor
a short time in partnership with the late
Joseph R. Brown. Shortly after the
treaty with the Sioux Indians he pre
empted land, which remained his home
to the time of his death. He was a del
egate to the constitutional convention
called and organized previous to the
admission of Minnesota as a state,
and was a member of the first
state legislature, and was one of the
first commissioners for Dakota county.
He took an active part in all matters re
lating to schools and education. In
politics he was a life-long Democrat and
in his public as well as private life he
was known for his integrity and hon
esty of purpose. His widow, who sur
vives him. is a sister of the late Maj.
W\ 11. Forbes. He also leaves a family
of sons and daughters, who are resi
dents of this state.
For Material and Work at the New-
State Reformatory.
Bids for materials and labor necessary
in the erection of the Minnesota state
reformatory at St. Cloud were opened
yesterday In' the committee at the office
of Gordon E. Cole, and contracts
awarded as follows: George Winding,
Milwaukee, asphalt floors, 81,719; Hough,
Ketchum it Co., Indianapolis, jail work,
17,974.22: structure iron work, $23,437;
St. Paul Roofing and Cornice comoany,
rooting and galvanized iron work,
$5,194.50; Nels Anderson, St. Cloud,
excavating. 24 cents per cubic yard;
James Carlisle & Sons, Minneapolis,
stone and brick work, 64*2,987; G. »V.
Smith. Minneapolis, carpenters' and
joiners' work, including glazing, as
specified in bid, $0,370: Hussev & Murs
dale. St. Cloud, painting and glazing,
$1,240, provided they deduct from the
amount of their bid such sum for glaz
ing included in the bid of G. W. Smith
as the architect shall deem reasonable.
The committee will meet again on May
25 at the office of Chairman Cole to sign
contracts with the successful bidders,
eacli of whom must furnish a bond
equal to the sum of his bid and to be
approved by the attorney general. The
reformatory is to be completed ready
for occupancy Jan. 1, 1659.
Reception to a Pastor.
Rev. Samuel Mills, newly appointed
rector of St. Peter's Mission," Bates ave
nue, near Fourth street, was last even
ing tendered a reception at the residence
of Mrs. S. J. Wallace, 288 Hoffman ave
nue. The reverend gentleman, whose
charge will hereafter be known
as St. Peter's Episcopal church, had
the pleasure last evening of making the
acquaintance of a large portion of his
Hock, who, upon invitation of Mrs.
Wallace, had gathered at her home to
meet their new spiritual guide and ad
viser. The evening was pleasantly
spent, and the cordial reception of Rev.
Mr. Mills insures the success of his
church work in the new field.
For the West Side Park.
A score of interested property owners
appeared before the board of public
works yesterday to protest against the
assessments for the West side park.
They asked that the district to be as
sessed for benefits should be extended
to include all property within twelve
blocks of the park. The board lias fixed
the assessments on the six blocks sur
rounding the improvement. A hearing
of property owners who would be inter
ested by the chance will be granted in
ten days. The total assessment is a lit
tle less than 540.000.
Bank clearings yesterday, $462,883.
Six deaths and five marriages were re
ported at the health office yesterday.
A meeting of the State Agricultural society
will be held at the Merchants hotel this
The building inspector issued permits for
new buildings valued aiSSOG,OI3 during the
month of Ajuii.
The Eighth Ward Buergervercin society
will give a grand ball at JMarquadt's hall,
corner of Louis and Carroll streets, Saturday
Prof. John F. Clark and Pat Killen will do
a {.clog dance for a prize at the Olympic
Thursday evening, on the occasoion of Ed
Hilton's benefit.
Warner's and Lindeke's nines played a game
yesterday, the score standing 19 to in favor
of the former. Jack .Murphy, of Warner's
nine, struck out 9 men.
Rev. Mr. Sayers, of Montevideo, who was
for six years a resident of China, will lec
ture on that country at the Church of the
Ciood Shepherd this evening.
William Funk was arraigned in the police
court yesterday charged with stealing a boat
from John Zcller, May 9 last. Hearing of the
charge was continued until this morning and
Funk was allowed to go on his own recog
John Anderson, the carpenter who was
arrested by sergt. Jiudy, la Minneapolis,
where be had gone alter stealing (200 worth
of carpenters' tools from the diesis of work
men employed at Merriam Park, was brought
before Judge Cory yesterday and held to the
grand jury on a charge of grand larceny.
At a meeting of the Filth Ward Citizens'
club, which was held last evening at Brant's
hall. University avenue, a resolution was
unanimously adopted that the club unani
mously indorses the candidacy of Hon. Al
bert Scheffer lor governor of the state of
Articles were filed with the secretary of
state yesterday incorporating the Big Bay De
Koc Townsite company, with headquarters
in Minneapolis. Capital stock is $100,000.
The incorporators are: Fred G. James,
ltobert Jamison, F. B. Snyder, of Minne
apolis; J. K. Stock and W. D. Kamsey,
Escanaba, Mich.
A plumber named James Dishington, in
the employ of Allan Black, was seriously in
jured at the new Manitoba railroad building
on Third street yesterday. Dishington at
tempted to stop *au unruly horse, aud was
crowded against the wall. One of his ribs
was broken, aud his spine badly injured. He
was removed to his home on lower Fifth
The store of H. F. Kelly, 171 East Seventh
street, was entered by thieves Monday night
and the cash drawer robbed of $17. "A pair
of boots was also taken. Entrance was ob
tained by a cellar window. The store of
August El-bad. , >l>2 Decatur street, was also
entered aud $2 in silver secured trom the
cash drawer. An attempt was made by the
thieves to open the safe, but they were fright
ened off. I
Some of the Old Winona & St. Peter
Grant Goes on the List.
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The supreme court yesterday handed
in several decisions. Among them was
the case of the Winona Improvement &
Land company against Judge B. F.
Webber, of the Ninth district. The com
pany protested against the lands, in
question appearing in the delinquent
tax list. The court below decided
against the company, when an applica
tion was made to Judge Webber that he
should certify to the proceedings in his
court, and he declined to grant the -ap
plication. The company then applied
to the supreme court for a writ of man
damus to compel the judge to certify to
the proceedings. Another attempt was
made to get the matter before the su
preme court on a writ of certiorari, which
was successful. The case is one in
which the old Winona & St. Peter rail
road transferred certain lands to the
Winona & St. Peter Land company. An
effort was made by the railroad com
pany to retain the title to the lands,
thereby keeping them off the tax list.
By the decision of the court to-day the
lower court is sustained and the. land
will have to be placed on the list and
taxed as other lauds are. The syllabi is
as follows:
State of Minnesota, ex rel. the Winona
and St. Peter Land Company, relator,
vs. B. F, Webber, district judge of the
Ninth judicial district, respondent.
Syllabus— As section 80, chapter 11,
General Statutes of 1878, provides for
the court which tries proceedings to en
force the payment of taxes upon real
estate to certify to this court a state
ment of facts and its decision only "if
in its opinion the point is of great pub
lic importance or likely to occur fre
quently," mandamus will not lie to com
pel it to so certify. Under the constitu- I
tional provision of section 2, article 01,
giving this court appellate jurisdiction
in all cases, both in law and equity, j
"the judgment which finally determines
the rights of the parties in a judicial
proceeding is subject to review by this
court, and if the statute gives no other j
mode for bringing the record here,
the writ of certiorari may is
sue." So it may issue upon a tax
judgment if on proper application the
court below declines to certify under
the statute. A unit of certiorari to the
district court may be directed to the
judge of that court where there is but I
one. When a railroad company to
which lands are granted by the state to
aid in the construction 6f its road
such lands to be exempt from taxation
until "sold and conveyed"— has sold
the lands and received the considera
tion so that it retains no lien upon nor
actual interest in them, though it re
tains the naked legal title only as a
trustee for the purchaser, it has "sold
and conveyed" the within the mean
ing of the exempting clause, following
State vs. Winona & St. Peter Railroad
Company, 21 Minnesota, 472. In such
case the effect in this particular of the
contract and the status of the lands as
to taxability are not affected by the fact
that a controversy between the parties |
to the contract as to the quantity and
specific tracts sold by it arose and bad
to be settled by the judgment of the
court. The statute of limitations d6es
not apply to proceedings to enforce pay
ment of taxes. Taxes for several years.*
regularly assessed and levied and de
linquent, but omitted from the delin
quent lists for the proper years, filed
with the. clerk of the court, may be in
cluded in such delinquent lists for a
subsequent year. Decision affirmed. '.'; .
A number of other opinions were
handed down, the syllabi being as fol- .
lows:" ' : - ■
The Lake Superior Land Company.
respondent, vs. Thomas P. Emerson
et al., appellants.
Syllabus— As the title to the soil
under the low water mark in our nav
igable lakes is iv the state, the deed of
the owner of the abutting shore, pur
porting only to convey the soil under
the water below the low water mark, is
inoperative. Riparian rights belong
and are incident to the abutting shore,
and cannot he severed and transferred
apart from their shore so as to be rights
in gross. A grantee of the abutting
shore may maintain an action against
the grantee— from the same grantor— in
a prior deed purporting to convey the
soil under the water to remove the
cloud upon his riparian rights created
by such deed. Affirmed.
Cyrus Schwab, appellant, vs. Thomas
C. Ripley, respondent.
Syllabus— A deed is not executed,
until delivery; therefore, although
signed and sealed on Sunday, yet if it
is not delivered until a succeeding sec
ular day it is valid. Judgment reversed
and judgment for plaintiff ordered.
Vanderburgh, j.
Lewis A. Normandin et al., appellants,
vs. Safeinaker et al., respondents.
Syllabus— That the mortgagee in a
chattel mortgage that has been paid,
the property remaining in the posses
sion of the mortgagor, threatens to
foreclose and sell the property, is no
ground for an injunction. Order af
firmed. Gilfili.ax, C. J.
Martin Olson, respondent, vs. The St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Rail
way Company, appellant.
Syllabus— Evidence held sufficient to
sustain findings of fact. The role in
Hogenson against this defendant, 31
Minnesota 224, in respect to the right of
one land owner to gather surface waters
on his own land and by means of
ditches turn them upon the land of an
other, followed and applied.
Cii.fiixax, C. J.
Charles P. Hazeltine, appellant, vs.
Peter P. Swenson. respondent.
Syllabus— evidence in this case
examined and held not sufficient to
warrant the verdict. Order reversed.
Collins, J.
W. T. Liggett, respondent, vs. £. C.
Himle. appellant.
Syllabus— The principles stated ' in
certain paragraphs of the opinion of
this court in Geib vs. Reynolds, 85th
Minnesota, 331, held applicable and de
cisive in this action. Order overruling
demurrer affirmed. Collixs, J.
John Kraus, respondent, vs. Thomas
Murphy, appellant. " Ie .
Syllabus— Notwithstanding the owner
of a building has procured and filed the
bond of his contractors, provided for in
section 3 of chapter 90, general statutes,
1878, and posted the notice therein men
tioned, a sub-contractor is entitled to a I
lien upon the premises if. as a matter
of fact, such notice was not posted upon
or about the premises during any part
of the time which said sub-contractor
performed labor and furnished ma
terials. Judgment affirmed. H -
Collixs, J.
Musser, Sauntry & Co., respondents,
vs. Mcßae & Sinclair, appellants.
Syllabus— Under an act of congress
granting to a state, to aid in the con
struction of a certain line of railroad,
the odd numbered sections for a pre
scribed width on each side of a line of
road, anil providing that if, when the
line of road should be definitely fixed,
any of the specified sections should
have been sold or rights of pre-emption
attached thereto, an agent of the gov
ernor might, to make up such deficien
cies, select, subject to the approval of
the secretary of the interior, from the
lands of the United States, outside of
said prescribed limits and within other
prescribed limits, the title to specific
lands between the two limits does not
pass until selection and approval. A
state's patent of lands passes its title,
but does not establish that it had a title.
A law of a state making such patent
presumptive evidence of absolute title
in fee in the grantee is of no force in
the courts of another state so as to make
the patent evidence that the title had '
passed from the United {States to the
state. Order reversed.
The following was the business of the
supreme court yesterday :
W. B. Black, respondent, vs. J. S.
Gillespie, et al.: argued by appellant,
submitted by respondent.
Jerry Smith, respondent, vs. Minne
sota Transfer Tacking Company, ap
pellant; argued and submitted.
State of Minnesota, respondent, vs.
John Saner, appellant; respondent
submitted; argued by appellant.
The Usual Grand Jury Report on
the Ramsey County Jail.
The grand jury yesterday made its re
port to the district court, detailing the
results of the usual inspection of the
jail, work house, state reform school
and almshouse hospital. Regarding
the work house the report says that the
committee appointed to make the in
spection took the officers of the institu
tion entirely unawares, but found its
general condition neat and clean, and
the attendants courteous and affable.
The institution, in which is incarcerated
a total of 151 persons, nine of whom are
women, is self-supporting, for which
the management is commended. The
inmates are contented, their general
health good and the food supplied them
plain, substantial and palatable. But
one deficiency was brought to the no
tice of the committee, that of inadequate
protection from fire, connection with the
city water system being needed to
make safe this borne of the inmates and
the valuable property of the city. The
state reform school contains 212 boys
and 33 girls, 75 per cent of whom we're
sent from St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The schools and workshops are well
conducted. In the girls' department
there is a pressing need of more room.
The superintendent and teachers are
complimented upon their work.
The committee which visited the jail
says that it was found to be in as good
order as consistent with the conditions
of the building, the structure being con
sidered by the committee as totally un
fit for the purposes intended. The com
mittee which visited the city hospital
found it to be in a satisfactory condi
The grand jury in summarizing the
reports of its committees made the fol
lowing recommendations:
That immediate action be taken to se
cure more complete protection from fire
at the work house, both on account of
the lives as well as the property con
stantly endangered, and that at least
one more fire extinguisher be purchased
and placed in the almshouse hospital.
Attention is called to the fact that a
large proportion of the crimes brought
to the notice of the grand jury had their
origin in, or some direct connection
with saloons, and the public drinking
habit. The jury also noticed that most
of the prisoners in the county jail are
young men, almost boys, and of crim
inals just beginning a life of crime,
These, in idleness, nessarily associate
with each other and 'with old
and hardened criminals, the cer
tain effect being to familiarize
the inexperienced with the ways
the professional criminal, educating the
yet almost innocent for a life of crime.
The jail, says the report, is a school of
crime, There should be a separation of
its inmates. This is probably not prac
ticable in the present building, but
should receive full consideration by the
authorities in planning the new jail. In
conclusion the report says: ■'These
facts relative to the effects of tlie
drinking habit and the herding to
gether of all classes in the common jail
have often been reported by former
grand jurors, but they will bear repe
tition so long as they continue."
"One indictment and one presentiment
were made, and publication for the
present suppressed.
'■'. y
A Suit for $50,000 That Grew
; Out of the Agency "Work.
'. Anthony M. Doherty, auctioneer and
dealer in real estate, is of the opinion
that his character lias been maliciously
defamed and his business reputation
damaged to the extent of £50,000 by
Floyd W. Horton, manager of the lTor
ton Portrait company, in this city.
Therefore he has begun suit in the dis
trict court against Horton to recover
that amount. It is alleged by Mr. Do
herty that on April 10 he received from
Chicago a letter from Sprague's Bad
Debt Collecting agency, whose card was
printed on the envelope covering the
letter, which threatened the publica
tion of his name if he did not immedi
ately adjust a bill of 8160 which he owed
the Horton Portrait company. Subse
quently he received another let
ter signed by Mr. Horton, and
the envelope of which bore the
collecting agency's card, stating that
the subscriber had become a member of
an association of business men who ex
change lists of delinquent debtors, and
urging him again to settle the account,
Mr. Doherty says the inscription on the
several envelopes conveyed to the pub
lic the intimation that he was one of a
class of men who did not pay their
debts. Hence his character for honesty
and integrity, which during his tea
years' residence in this city has been
without blemish, has been defamed and
assailed, and his feefings wounded in
corresponding measure. Fifty thousand
dollars he thinks would be sufficient
recompense for the injury that has been
done him, and he asks 'judgment for
that amount and costs of his suit against
Mr. Horton. Mr. Doherty said to a
Globe reporter last night that he pro
posed to make a test case of this. He
bad never made absolute refusal to pay
the bill, but had simply been hard up,
and told his creditor he must have more
time. He said he would pay the bill,
now in the court.
Eliza Dumars Wants a Divorce
From George for That Reason.
Proceeding were instituted in the dis
trict court yesterday by Eliza Dumajs
for divorce from her husband, George
Dumars. In her bill of complaint Mrs.
Dumars gives her age as * twenty-five,
and that of Dumars as thirty-five, and
states thai; they were married at Cum
berland, is., Aug 17, 1881. She al
leges that Dumars packed his collar box
and skipped some time in March, 18S5,
since which time she has not seen him.
She is of the opinion that his willful de
sertion justifies her in asking for an ab
solute divorce and the custody of their
son Frank, a child of six years.
■i lawyers' nniEFs. -
-i Trial of the suit of Kate- Archer for
divorce from her husband, John Archer,
on the ground of extreme cruelty,
Archer having filed a cross bill charg
ing her with infidelity, .was concluded
before Judge Kelly yesterday. The
parties were married at Northfield,
Oct. 3, 1875, and last December Mrs.
Archer left her husband, as she claims.
splely on account Of his cruel treatment
of her. Her age is twenty-seven and
Archer's forty-nine.
Judge Wilkin yesterday denied the
motion of defendant to dismiss the suit
of Fred M. Studley as administrator of
the estate of Mary Kneasey. deceased,
against the St. Paul &"Duluth Railroad
company. Mary Kneasey was run over
and killed by one of the railroad com
pany's trains, and Studley sues to re
cover $5,000 damages. The case is in
progress of trial.
In the matter of Maurice F. Propping,
administrator of the estate of Frederick
C. Maschop, deceased, against Elise and
Mathias 11011. surviving partners of the
firm of Holl & Paar. and Gustave Mas
chop et al, interveners, Judge Simons
yesterday denied the motion of the de
fendants to strike from the files the
complaint of the interveners.
. A jury in Judge Wilkin's court yes
terday gave John C. Curran a verdict
for $481.43, the full amount claimed in
his suit against the Minneapolis, St.
Croix & Wisconsin Railway company to
recover for his loss of baggage. ■
On motion of defendant, the suit of
William 11. Bitter against William E.
Schulte to recover §309.70 for goods sold
and delivered, was dismissed yesterday
by Judge Wilkin, after plaintiff had
put in his case.
. Judge Simons yesterday made: an
order directing Julius Austrian, as
signee of Leopold Sparger, to turn over
to the assignor certain of 'the hitter's
stock in trade amounting to not over
§400 in value.
The return case of Merritt E. Brown,
who sues the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railway company for $15,000 dam
ages for injuries, was filed in the United
States court yesterday.
Cardozo. Bros, have brought suit in
the district court against Joseph Lick,
jiere et lils. to recover $145 on a prom
issory note.
Reiner & Wulff have sued Sarah and
Adolph Wulff to recover the sum of
§737 for work done and- materials fur
nished in the construction of a dwelling
-. The case of Thomas W. Wilson
against; S. R. 11. Robinson, an action to
recover on an open account, is in prog
ress of trial before Judge Brill.
A number of insurance companies
have been garnisheed by H. A. Smith
in his suit against the Grandin Alli
ance Elevator company.
Call of jury cases for to-day : Nos.
243, 240. 200,1270, 194, 247, 250, 279 and
292. Court- call for to-day: Nos. 119,
174 and 175.
A number of applicants for admission
to the bar will be examined to-day be
fore Judge Simons.
Miss Morton's Recital.
An audience, made up largely of resi
dents of St. Anthony hill, assembled at
Park Congregational church, Holly ave
nue and Mackubin street, last evening,
the occasion being an elocutionary re
cital given by Miss Marguerite W. Mor
ton and several members :7; of
her class. The entertainment
was of a highly interesting
character, several musical numbers
serving to vary the monotony of the
generally excellent programme. The
participants, all of whom acquitted
themselves creditably, were the Misses
Marguerite and Lililian Norton, Lillian
Messer, Bessie Mahan, Rina Ames,
Mamie Mahan, Lena Perkins, Lulu
Winker and Dottte Hughson, and
Messrs. James E. Trask", Thomas
Cochran and Edwin Halbert.
May Blossom.
"May Blossom," the Madison Square
theater success, is a pretty story of love
and romance, containing an agreeable
plot. The action of the piece is sup
posed to have occurred at Hampton vil
lage, Va., during the war. It was pre
sented at the Grand last evening by Miss
Laura Dainty and company. Miss Dainty
as May Blossom faithfully interprets
the character. She is ably supported by
J. T. Burke, who takes the part of
Steve Holland, the husband of May.
The attempt to speak the Southern
dialect was not a complete success.
The play is pleasing withal, many
bright, humorous incidents being inter
woven with the serious.
Delightful Office for Rent.
A splendid office on ground floor of
Globe building is for rent from May 1.
An excellent location for any important
financial institution, it having a large
fire and burglar-proof vault in it. In
quire at Globe counting room.
C. T. JJMJcXamara has moved with his fam
ily to St. Anthony Park.
Dr. Park Ritchie returned yesterday morn
ing from the medical convention at Cincin
nati. -.
Capt. Charles F. Tr}*on and Lieut. Trvon,
of Wabasha, called on State Treasurer Bob
leter yesterday.
Ehle Allen, who is registered from "at
large in the South," is visiting friends and
relatives in the city.
C. A. JMcXenle, British vice consul, leaves
this evening fur Denver, Col., to stay several
months. He is completely broken down and
hopes to return restored to health.
The New City Ticket Office
Of the Manitoba road is attracting con
siderable attention. It is a model of
beauty. _
Seidenberjg & Co.'s Figaros.
;. Unadulterated, honest, straight Ha
vana-filled 10c cigar for sc. On sale
We will place on sale
to-day (for two or three
days only) a magnificent
line of Japanese Velour
Rugs and Mats, We in
vite inspection.
381 and 383 Jackson St.
Northeast Cor. Fourth & Cedar Sts
316 Robert Street-
Office— 3l7 Minnesota Street
Factory— South Park, St. Paul, Minn.
Steam Heating, Brass and Iron Fittings,
The Wheeler & Wilson nana
facturing Company Have Re
moved to
32 West Third Street.
135 East Fifth Street.
Trunks moved for 25 cents. Furni
ture moved, stored, packed and shipped
Telephone 640-2,
/m Although the population 01 the Two Cities ft
/__% combined DOES NOT YET EQUAL Chicago.— nevertheless the combined 1
__&£* stocks of the two great PLYMOUTH STORES (the largest in SL Paul and |
8 *"" the largest in Minneapolis.)— EXCEEDS that of any similar clothing and ft
f '.' outfitting establishment in Chicago. I
.vl'J* Out-o'-town Customers can rely upon satis- I
factory attention to their orders by mail, our cash retail prices being 1
as low as usual wholesale credit prices. 1
; Our new Spring Catalogue, Fashion Plate, I
Ty TIT* Tape Measure, and Price List mailed free to any correspon* I
fr"fl f\ dent mentioning this advt. I
ra F| Eg B r *£\ H JKf "SS ■ nj Eg EB| fl
}L ML* £ I & & A& J
Clothing House*
Wednesday, May 10. |
Clothing ©ept. Furnishings. J
'■ . Not all flannel shirts are as good I
It is because nine as they may look to •*« There are I
l« AxvJ-f - .■•'■■••-■-■■. , „ as many grades of flannel as. well, I
people 111 tin dOllt as anybody wants to pay for."; Some. I
li-tin-ec- «al-»r»nl* nls-t-fl-ti-n/v are made of pure c '-*' a -* wool of the I
KIIOW aDOllt ClOtlimg pr oner sort, while others-well, we I
Values that UnSCmpil- *?5 « feel , like describing what |
, , , . v«.u.j^« sonic flannels are built tip out of. 5
lOUS dealers print Slicll Then a flannel shirt, as it lies all I
;,,^i,^«,.,i *"-■> • smooth and flat, may appear very I
"Unheard-of prices. neatly constructed, yet when it is I
(Ask for a legal guarantee, and don't wo - 1 " an . (l l" ll!,,|i hastily off and on, I
take verbal promise.) and yanked vigorously around ill
It is because they know they will {he wash-tub, it may so completely
never see you again that they offer lose l H " eat and well-made '«* as
an imitation cloth for genuine never to be recognizable again. It
money. may come apart, shrink up, fade.
,, ct l , , , ' , , , A crock or refuse to press into shape
v k erXSsf, UaraUteC d ° Ia a i , u '* a1 , ,ill * - The lesson from
It is because they only give a ver- al ° ( * "-"'■-- _?**& °" tin ? '-'"■
bal promise to take back goods if ™£*} \™},%°. '^liable- an.lguar
dissatisfied. instead of a legal guar- **£*£ & .The V, ,i * ,1 l 0,,V
--antee like the "Plymouth." „ 1 ws *p-» *? **: Ask -*° s pc °" r
(Ask for a legal guarantee.) genuine Scotch Flannel Shirts at I
Sometimes you hear of a dealer * 2 - --• stripes and plaids,
offering in big type to sell as cheap ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
as any reputable dealer and to give Dear Sir: What shade or suspenders
away something besides. Do you should be worn with a shirt having
believe it. ~ pink stripes on the bosom i— Frederick
(Ask for a legal guarantee.) *"**?• -en- „ ,
But when -The Plymouth" tells m Green, Freddie, would u 1 - 0 ,;' 1 pretty
vonthSSvMvwffi^SvSv?- patch; also baby bl1 '-' We think the
£.°. v lI V, ine * v never give away anj- latter color would give the most satis
thing (because it is not business, faction.
and to make-believe give away is Dear sir: To decide a bet, is it con
fraud), when "The Plymouth" sidered "good form" to turn up the
tells you that they never give away bottom of one's trousers in wet
Sffla^-JoTdo^H^^S J««Sl*i own Judgment
unciersom, jou do believe them, about this matter. We cannot arbitrate
don t you. on so momentous a question; especially
;.. J (You get a legal guarantee without when there is a bet In the matter. You
asking for it.) had better cable to London.
,J ' And cannot the largest clothing Dear Sir: 1 tried to induce a red |
store and stock in town undersell headed man to select a salmon scarf be
the hysterical advertisers if they <'n»*e I considered it becoming him. g
want to? and he got angry. Do you know why? ft
And don't you suppose they want Tra?S{rSnder is that he didn't I
to it they've got to? throw the show case nt you. The man f
(You get a legal guarantee without had some sense, some taste: you ap par- 1
asking for it.) ently had neither. Clerks like yon do §
Audit our legal guarantee obliges more to demoralize the business than is f
us to sell "as low as any house in done by bad weather and bad debts. I
the country," don't you suppose A salmon scarf tor a red-headed man! I
that includes underselling the "» very idea makes us shudder. I
petty competition we've got here? •» < —^ I
k You get a legal guarantee.) '.*'■■ af c &■ C* . n*t>n I
We ask the pardon of most of our Vr*** 1 -- 3 *«* VarA^JK- 3 " I
readers for taking up space to-day 1
with what you know by expert- "f^'_7_.*..l o €^t*^^^ I
ence with regard to Plymouth JQOOtS Cfc. j^nOCS.
I methods of doing business, but we „ ,
want to remind everybody hat we . Everything from top to toe, for men
ri™.«i«m>i „,,„,.„„..,.•• %.* rm, , t and boys, and everything reliable and
MM- a legal guarantee or t>Lst j us as reliable and as well guaranteed
Goods for Least Honey" with every a s though we spent a hundred dollars
individual sale, which is worth its in making a bill board poster out of our
face value anywhere in cash. part of the newspaper or spelt "Kella
. (You get a legal guarantee.) ole Plymouth in letters ten feet high.
cor. Seventh $£ Robert J3ts.
St. Paul. I
10^14 Washington Svc. IK* J
I Minneapolis. |
■!■ ! II"'"""""'"""-"" 1 * ~ "*>> Ms
FRANK 1.125T says: "The new Sielnway Grand is a glorious masterpiece in power se
niority, sinning quality and perfect harmonic effects ■"■"aicrjuei* in power, se-
RICHARI) WAUXER says : *1 find your Grand Piano of wondrous beauty. It is a noble
work ot art. ~v * i ■■ v uooio
RURINSTKIN says: "Your unrivaled Pianofortes have once more done justice to their
world-wide reputation. I have used lhem exclusively with the most eminent saUsffi
tion and effect." ' whihbhi sausno-
Hundreds of similar expressions from the great masters can be furnished.
We invite you to see the STEINWAY GRAND PIANO, the consummate flower of per
fection, by the side of which all other pianos are commonplace and inferior We have re
cently placed a large number of these splendid instruments in the homes of St Paul Mi [_
apolisand other cities, and we cordially invite your critical examination at our warerooiu-
Many other flue instruments on exhibition at all times, which we will sell at lowest m-ii-M
consistent with quality. " l --•"''" ,
148 & 150 East Third St., ST, PAUL. 509 & 511 Met Ay/, iimimpni |
NATHAN 92 and 94 East m Street.
FOB Hi The laPßrest and finest stock of Grand
jf UKU Pianos ever brought to Minnesota. Fine
i %3 1 1 W music and a most beautiful sight will well
repay you for calling. You will be welcome, whether you
wish to purchase or not.
DECKER, c ™ r:m:S: ~
HA.IN'ES, Monthl y Payments,
"OTJT/^ £^\ CJ Quarterly Instalments;
J-^AI/JLV-* v-JTO a Or, to Suit the convenience
Jr^-L-r«b— LN v^/kIS. Mm IPS^^ ss^fl I
Our New Wai-erooms: Wa «^ 9> rtlAf g I
107 East Third Street, ST. PAUL. Z_l___ gM^WLLLi
Persons Loaning Money on Real Estate Mortgages should require
the Mortgagor to furnish A GUARANTY POLICY OF
N PLACE OF AN ABSTRACT, the purchaser of fie ii Estate should re
quire the seller to furnish a Title Policy with his Deed.
Duncan & Barry,
30 East Third Street. ... St. Paui.
111 East Third Street, - St. Paul. Minn.

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