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Dedication of the New Day
ton Avenue Presbyterian
r Church.
Carl Gross, an Old-Time Ger
man Resident, Buried
Minnesota's Chief Executive
on His St. Anthony Park
Summary of the Doings of
One Day Gathered From
All Sources.
Judicatory Services at the New
Dayton Avenue Presbyterian
"And now, in gratitude to the Great
Head of the Church, we, the members
of the Dayton Avenue Presbyterian
church, do set assde this house for the
worship of Almighty Cod, in the name
of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Amen." These are the words with
which the pastor. Rev. Maurice D. Ed
wards, formally dedicated the new Day
ton Avenue Presbyterian church yes
terday morning.
The dedication exercises proper, were
very simple, and consisted merely of se
lections of Scripture read responsively
by pastor and congregotion, followed by
the dedicatory statement given above.
An elaborate* musical programme had
been arranged, however, embracing se
lections from Thayer, Voguick, Beetho
ven, Geibel and Handel. Among the
numbers on the programme were a
grand offertoire, by Miss Susie L.
Jones, organist: a solo by Mrs. A. P.
Wilkes, and an anthem rendered by a
quartette, consisting of Mesdaraes Cass
Uilberl and A. P. Wilkes and Messrs.
XV. 1.. Trask and Nathan Ford.
The dedicatory sermon was preached
ft>y Rev. David R. Breed, D. D..of Chi
cago, from the text found in Hebrews
ki.. s. the subject being "Spiritual En
tail.'" The speaker followed the text
closely and showed how Abraham's in
heritance was a type of what is called
heredity— the transmission of qualities
and instincts from one generation to
another. The sermon was a plain,
practical effort, though in more than
one passage the preacher drew pathetic
and touching lessons from common ex
perience. After a few words of con
gratulation to the church, Dr. Breed
said :
"This structure is a link that ties the
past and future. It is a tribute to those
who have gone before and a promise to
"The blessings of Christian civiliza
tion are transmitted through that insti
tution ordainded by God — the family.
This principle of inheritance set
forth in the text is that bond
that gives unity to the human race.
Some are inclined to quarrel with the
law of entail, but they do so only when
they fail to receive a blessing, God
visits the sins of the fathers on the chil
dren to the third and fourth genera
tions, but let us remember that lie also
transmits salvation from His Son
through thousands of generations.
"Each and every one of us is a link in
a chain. We all inherit something from
the past, and we shall all hand down
something to the future— a fact of which
we too often lose sight. We are all
under obligations to our parents;
primarily, because they are our parents.
The first command given to men with a
promise is 'Honor thy lather and thy
mother.' But we are doubly bound to
our parents if we have received from
them any inheritance. Your mother
and your father have given to you a re
ligion; it is the best inheritance you can
have. You must respect that precious
legacy or your children will fail to re
spect it. If , we would have our princi
ples respected by posterity we must re
spect the principles of our ancestry.
".There are too many low and mean
passions current in our American civil
znlion. We are too often grading down
when we should be grading up. and the
result is a spread of infidelity. We
must respect the God of our fathers for
the sake of our children. We cannot
live to ourselves. So live and teach
your children so to live, that they will
go on beginning where you left off, anil
grade upward. To do this you must
reverence the home and the family.
There was once a good old-fashioned
way of building a home. The young
married couple started out into life to
gether, worked together, secured a
home and their children grew up about
them. As the feeble steps of the aged
couple began to go down into the dark
valley the children clustered around
them and supported them to the last.
Home associations were cherished, and
around the family hearth were clus
tered the" holiest and sweetest things of
"How is it to-day? Alas, sadly
changed. Perhaps in our city life the
old home is no longer possible, but the
old "home idea and the family life we
should ta&e upon ourselves to perpetu
ate as a ' sacred obligation. If you are
living without respect for your parents
ana their religion, or without thought
as to what your children shall receive
from you, your state is indeed a
wretched one: but if you have kept the
faith of your fathers, and have lived and
worked for the future, your declining
years shall be a foretaste of heaven, and
your reward shall be unspeakably
Following the sermon, James N.
Walsh, of the board of trustees, read a
statement of the financial condition of
the church, from which it appears that
the cost of the building and furniture,
complete, was $49,600. To this must be
added the expenses incidental to build
ing, moving the old church, etc., $3,800,
making the total cost $53,400. Of this
amount subscriptions to the building
fund, of $18,200, have been raised. The
carpets and cushions to seats cost $2,400
and were donated by the Ladies' Aid
society. The pews were donated by the
Young People's society at a cost of
$2,000, while the "Little Workers'" pro
vided the windows, costing $500. The
sum of $24,000 has been borrowed by
the church, and $6,300 more is needed to
complete the work. Of the amount
borrowed $15,300 is already covered by
subscriptions to the building fund
and cash on hand, leaving a debt un
provided for of £15.000. The 1.200 peo
ple present yesterday did considerable
toward paying this debt when the col
lection was taken up. . : ~'-::-i ':;
The service last evening was largely
of a musical nature, the singing being
the. same as in the morning service. Dr.
Breed delivered the sermon, while the
pastor, Rev. M. D. Edwards, led in the
Scripture reading.
The new Dayton avenue Presbyterian
church, about the finest in the city, is
located on the corner of Dayton avenue
and Mackubin street, fronting on the
avenue. The material used in construc
lion is Bayfield brown stone; the roof is
covered with blue slate, and the spire
with Akron tile. In architecture, the
style is modern Romanesque, the church
being in the form of a square, 100x100
feet, with entrances on Dayton avenue
and on the corner of Dayton and Mac
kubin, the tower rising above the latter
with a total height, including the
weather vane, of 150 feet above the
The church interior has the form of a
Greek cross, '.Mx'.H feet. Entering
through handsome vestibules to the au
ditorium, the first thing that impresses
the visitor if the harmony of details and
the absence of supporting pillars to the
roof, The woodwork is handsome old
oak, combining well with the {esthetic
tints of brown and yellow, in which the
ceilings and walls are colored.. Hand
some stained glass windows allow floods
of rich light to pass into the edifice. At
night the church will be Illuminated by
chandeliers of a handsome antique de
sign. The seats are arranged in a cir
cular fashion around the pulpit, which
is placed at the end of the church, di
rectly in the center. A slight pitch to
the floor allows a good view of the pul
pit from every seat, though in the exer
cises yesterday it was nearly hidden by
a handsome bank of flowers. . The seat
ing capacity is 850, .but it was found at
the dedicatory exercises that the church
would contain 1,180 people. X" — :...^- ;
One of the Old-Time German Citi
zens Buried Yesterday.
Carl Gross, one of the oldest German
citizens of St. Paul, was buried yester
day afternoon in Oakland cemetery.
Saturday, May 12, while engaged in his
occupation of paper-hanger in the
Roaths block on West Seventh street
be was suddenly stricken with paralysis
on his left side and remained in that
condition until his death. The deceased
was sixty-nine years of age, and is sur
vived by two sons and two daughters.
Through his whole life he was a faith
ful, honest German— representative
type of the national character. Five
years ago he sustained a severe loss in
the death of his wife. Carl Gross was
one of the first members of the Man
nerchor German Singing society, and
frequently played leading parts in the
German amateur theaters. The decease
of Mr. Gross, a leading: singer in his
time, leaves P. J. Giesen and Otto
Dreher the only surviving members of
the famous band that sung in St. Paul
thirty years ago.
Minnesota's Chief Executive in
His Retired Country Seat. :;-';
Even in the midst of the. political ex
citement of the past week Gov. McGiil,
who is supposed to be covering as many
of the anxious seats as any of the as
pirants for gubernatorial honors, has
not shown up in the usual wirepulling
places. Each afternoon as the short
line train on the Manitoba pulls out of
the union depot at about 5:30 o'clock,
Minnesota's chief executive boards the
rear car and is off for his suburban
home, at St. Anthony Park, where
politician cannot corrupt or news
paper reporters break through
and steal. The governor enjoys
the seclusion which the place
affords after his day's work is done at
the executive office. The air is not
heavy with the smoke and dust of the
city out there, and a quiet as holy as
that which hovered over Paradise at
creation's morn reigns through
the generous garden' spot and
on the lawn which spreads
itself about his rustic retreat. The note
of the blue bird vibrates through the
beautiful atmosphere at morning, and
the tinkle of the gubernatorial hoe, as
it strikes a stone in the strawberry
patch, mingles with the swallows' twit
ter at eventide. Instead of the blind
goddess with the scales, who stands
nigh above the dome which shelters the
head of the chief executive all day. Ce
res and Pomona are the deities that are
enshrined, and they have everything
their own way. The sun shines "with a
mellow light on all the lots in the addi
tion where the household stands, and
the stars send down long blue twinkles
on the roof at night. When the shad
ows lengthen at evening the hoe is hung
carefully up on a peg in the
woodshed, the Jersey cow is taken
in from the adjoining lot, the lares and
penates including the telephone plug
which shuts out the busy world, are
packed away for the night and the chief
executive goes to his rest, invigorated
by his exercise and with his physical
machinery working as regularly as the
short line time table which tell off the
hours when the robes of state must again
be put on and the hoe handle give place
to the lever which works the stamp of
the great official seat of the North Star
The Only Line That Does It.
The only line running complete vesti
bule trains, sleeping cars, coaches, din
ing cars and baggage cars, between
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago is
"The Northwestern Line." Chicago, St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railway.
It was the first line in the Northwest
to run Pullman sleeping cars.
It was yie first line in the Northwest
to run dining cars.
It was the first line in the Northwest
to run vestibule cars, and, as stated
above, "The Northwestern Line" is to
day the only line running complete ves
tibuled trains between the Twin Cities
and Chicago.
This line is always in advance of its
competitors both as to equipment and
train service, and its motto, "Always on
Time," is an established fact.
The board of education will meet to-night.
Company C, of the Minnesota National
guard, First regiment, will be inspected at
the armory to-night. .- ■'
The Ramsey County Democratic club will
bold a meeting Tuesday evening at 7:30 at
the usual place. Business of importance.
The song service at the new rooms of the
Temperance union yesterday afternoon was
well attended. Mrs. A. D. " Condi t, assisted
by Mrs. C. Brinckerhoff. conducted the ex
ercises, which were listeued to with marked
"Riley's Rounders," a bright vaudeville
company, will begin a week's engagement at
the Olympic theater tonight. A benefit per
formance is to be given Billy Wells, the pop
ular comedian and stage manager, and James
Murray, the treasurer of the house, on some
Sunday night early in June.
On complaint of M. L. Hutchins. agent of
the Belief society, the police yesterday ar
rested an imposter going by the name of
Harry Bickerts, who has Wen borrowing
small sums of money under the pretense that
he was in the employ of the cable car com
pany and would receive his pay to-day.
E. J. Mackay, of Donald, B. C, is at the
D. W. Cowan, of Winnipeg, is a guest at
the Merchants.
It. D. Bathgate, of Winnipeg, Man., was at
the Merchants.
John Ilackett, of Milieu, Idaha, is a guest
at the Hotel Ryan.
J. P. Bray, of Grand Forks, Dak., auditor
of Grand Forks county, is in the city.
E. G. Bailey, a banker and railroad con
tractor, of Billings, Mont., is registered at the
Col. F. P. Freemont, U. S. A., and Mrs.
Freemont, ot Fort Missoula, Mont., are at the
JayW. Anderson, the Duluth base ball
man, accompanied by Capt. John Monagan
and M. Chalk, was at the Merchants yester
11. P. Bishop, of New York, president of
the Duluth & iron Range railroad, and J. c.
Morse, of Chicago, president of the Minne
sota Iron company, were at the Ryan yester
Vestibule Trains.
The first new vestibuled. train over
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway will leave Chicago to-day at
5:30 p. m. and arrive in St. Paul at 7:30
a. m. Sunday. These trains are com
posed of new cars throughout, and the
Pullman Vestibuled Sleepers are the .
finest ever turned out by that company.
They will run daily hereafter, and this
is the only line running Pullman Vesti
buled Sleepers exclusively, every day
in the week, to and from Chicago.
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Henry E. Wedelstaedt & Co., sta
tioners, are now doing business in their
new garters, at 95 East Third street.
Seidenberji & Co.'s Figaros.
Unadulterated, honest, straight Ha
vana-filled 10-cent cigar for. 5 cents. On
sale everywhere.
[See ad. Title Insurance Co.] ;- -
Rev. S. G. Smith's Sunday
Sermon Before the Peo
ple's Church.
Worship of Some Kind Is an
Essential to Human
A Discussion of Some of the
? Many Definitions of
Beauty. ,
The Chi'efest Motive to Re
ligion as It Is Pre
sented to Us.
Rev. S. G. Smith, pastor of the Peo
ple's church, preached before a congre
gation of many hundred people. The
subject of the discourse was, "The Su
preme Beauty," and the text was,
"Worship the Lord in the beauty of
holiness: Dr. Smith said:
Some sort of worship is essential to
man. All achievement and progress
rest upon the recognition of something
better, which deserves our reverence.
The soul of man seeks alliance with
kindred strength. It is this which lends
dignity to scientific pursuits. The
meaning of science is simply knowl
edge, and it is not the outward forms of
life that interest men, but is the idea
universal and imperishable which is
manifested in them. So when Jesus
said, "Consider the lilies how they
grow," He pointed out the richness, and
if we may so say, a spontaneousness of
beauty which comes bursting upon us
out of every crevice in nature.
The worship of ideas seeks not only
knowledge but achievement and it is
this which drives men forward to the
betterment of society, and to labor for
higher forms of political and individual
life. Force also has its worshipers.
The practical workman asks of material,
what it is good for. And of power, what
it can do. But the inventor's work is
essentially ideal. First of all, he
preaches the gospel of optimism; he
thinks that the good in nature has not
all been found out. He believes also
that men are intended for more easy
and peaceful living, and so because of
his faith, though he himself may not
know the reason why, he seeks to har
ness ideas and force to new chariots of
human power. The noblest of men have
also had in them a sentiment of worship
for the achievement of the great leaders
of the race.
: That despicable audacity which
ignores the achievements of the past and
which belittles all the endeavors of the
present except its own, lawfully ends in
defeat.and overthrow.
Cesar never had a greater admirer
than in Napoleon. Shakespeare, vigor
ous honey bee that he was. sucked the
sweets from the poetry of every age.
Luther was no rude iconoclast seeking
simply the destruction of the things
about him; for whatever he might think
of Leo X., he owed reverent allegiance
to Peter and Paul. All greatness in
human action commences first of all
with the worship of men. But when we
come to see that nature is but
that her ideas are but copies of His
thought, that all her manifold forces lose
themselves in the deeps of His power,
that men have lived and wrought and
even suffered truly, only as they were
Godlike, then do we see that all forms
of reverence whatsoever are simply
guide boards in the journey of the soul,
that point with unerring finger to a
lowly place before the altars of the
great God. The worship of God ex
plains the philosophy of life; it brings
to us the best inspirations; it is
the highest duty as well as the suprem
est privilege of every man.
As we have seen, all achievement is a
kind of dumb worship. Religion there
fore makes life consistent and intelli
gent Since nature is the expression of
God, and everything permanent must be
bunded in- harmony with His law, we
only ally ourselves to the true and the
abiding as we ally ourselves to Him.
It is well that religion has always had
Its poets as well as its apostles and
prophets. Duty may seem to us a stern
conception; sacrifice a thing difficult
and repellant, but this poet singing out
of the temple of religion calls the ser
vice of God the beauty of holiness.
Beauty is rythmic intelligence; it is
power in forms of grace; it is intelli
gence in harmony and in proportion.
Beauty ascends according to the ideas
which it expresses and the material
with which it works. Artists will say
that the human form is the most beauti
ful of all objects. This is true because
it expresses life as well as outline; but
it is supremely true because the human
body is the symbol of the soul. It is the
most visible and authentic expression of
the spiritual which this world holds.
The advancement of the human ideals
of art measures the advancement of the
world. As far as Appollo is superior to
Hercules, so much is the spiritual and
civilized man superior simply to the
man of strength; and as far as the Ma
donna is superior to the Appollo, so far
is the religious man superior to the
merely civilized.
But let us practically consider how
holiness may be regarded as a thing of
beauty. The average man says: "I do
not believe this. Holiness is a thing
austere and repellant. It calls for hard
and. it seems to me, unnecessary sacri
fices. 1 can not see that holiness is a
thing ot beauty, for beauty is always a
thing of delight." But let us ask what
holiness in God may be, and then we
can undertannd what it may mean to
man. Holiness in God is simply the
It is the divine keeping within the
bounds of His own moral law. It is a
self-control, which is the noblest possi
ble attribute of absolute power. The
holiness of God is the moral safeguard
of the universe; it is the perpetual
guarantee of the abiding character of
lis government. Were it possible for
God to swerve in thought or act from
His own allegiance to the highest and
best, the heart of man might well grow
sick within him. His shining garments
would blacken into doom and devils in
hell would hold jubilee over the desola
tions of heaven. Now, ias holiness in
God is self-control, so precisely in man
it is living within the boundaries of his
highest destiny.
The beauty of holiness is thus pre
sented to us as the chief motive of re
ligion, though it is far from being the
only motive, or to all men the most
powerful one. Some object to fear as a
source of religious feeling, but the Bible
does not think so, and so the apostle
says, "Knowing the terrors of the Lord,
we persuade men." The Christian re
ligion is eminently practical; it comes
to men where they are. To those whose
eyes are blinded, whose lives are coarse
and brutal, whose spiritual perceptions
are dead, there are no voices but those
of threatening and warning. The phil
osophy of religious history is found
in the fact that in every age God
has bended to human thoughts and
achievements. Through the swamps of
human sin and shame he had built
whatever road were easiest and best,
determined at every cost to reach man
and help him. Some people object to
gratitude as a reason for religion, hold
ing that religion thus becomes selfish
and mercenary, but not so the apostles,
who urges men "by the mercies of God"
to present themselves a living sacrifice.
It may be that the beauty of holiness is
something which is only clearly seen as
we come near to God. In the north of
Italy the word Hies from quivering lips,
Eyes grow wide with fear. Terror
paints the cheeks of the people in col
ors of death. Thousands say: "The
Alps are near; let us fly to the mount
ains." Pursued by the phantom of
death upon their track and beckoned
by the thought of possible rescue, -they
fly"; and soon the heights of the upper
air baffle danger and bring peace. But
once in the mountains they are awed
and blessed by the things they see.
Aurora scatters the red roses of dawn
upon all the garments of the skies, un- .
til the East breaks out in blossoms j like
a garden in glorious June. The air
they breathe has been washed out by
rains, : burned : through by lightning.,
swept over by tempests until it is sweet
as the breath of angels. The mount-,
ains keep watch and ward over the em
erald lakes, which lie like jewels upon
the bosom of the earth, ' and they who
were driven thither in terror are
intoxicated by. new and strange de
lights. So men in the low plains of
human life" come to see the dreaufuf
malady of sin. They fear its fearful/
grip upon the human sOul; they shud-i
der at its possible : desolation in the life i
of the world to come; thej*. flee to "the}
mountain of the Lord's house" which?
the prophet sees "in the top of the
mountains," but when they reach the.
palaces of religion whither they fled >
for. safety, there they come to abide be-j
cause "out of Zion the perfection of .
beauty God hath shined." : (1
At St. Peter's Chapel. [
A goodly number of colored Catholics)
assembled last evening in St. Peter's
chapel, on Market street, to participate 3
in observing the Day of Pentecost. The
services were conducted by Rev. Father.
John R. Slattery, of Baltimore, Mel., as-,
sisted by Father Shanley, of the cathe
dral. After the ceremony of hanging,
on the church walls fourteen pictures
representing scenes in the life of Christ,
Father Slattery made a short address.
The brief remarks of Father Slattery
were followsd by the administration of
the rite of baptism to a young colored
gentleman, F. Gilling, who desired to
unite with the Catholic brethren of St.
Peter's chapel.
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The Offering of a Saloonkeeper
Before Some Female Visitors.
Duncannon Record.
At Detroit, Mich., the "Women's
Temperance union," or the women cru
saders and Salvation army, visited a
liquor saloon and tried by hard praying
to induce the proprietor to close the
place. The proprietor invited the
ladies to seats and asked them to pray,
and he himself offered the following
"Almighty Creator, Thou who hast
made the heaven and the earth, and
created man after Thine own image as
rulers of the earth, while animals are
living on grass and water. Thou didst
teach Thy servant Noah to make wine,
and Thou didst punish him for making
intemperate use of it. At the wedding
of Cana Thine own son, Jesus Christ,
transformed water into wine when the
juice of the grape was exhausted, that
the enjoyment of the guests might not
be disturbed. The great reformer,
Martin Luther, said : 'He who does not
love wine, woman and song, remains a
fool all his life long,' and one of the di
vine commands of the book Thou has
given us is: 'That man shall drink no
longer water, but shall use a little wine
for his stomach's sake and his often in
firmities.' All great men of this earth
have been drinking of the wine Thou
has given Thy children upon the earth.
O Lord, we pray Thee, have pity on the
women here, who are even like
the beasts of the field and
drink water like an ox, while
they dress extravagantly and . lead
their husbands by other extravagances,
not tending to our well being, to be
bankrupt, depriving them of the plea
sures of this world;" yes, driving them
to suicide. O! Lord! have mercy on
these ladies; look upon them. They,
wear not even the color of the face,
which Thou hast given them, but they, L
are sinning against Thee, and, not con
tent with nature, they paint their faces.-
O Lord! Thou canst also perceive that
their figure is not as Thou has made it ,
but they wear humps on their backs'
like camels. Thou seest, O Lord, that
their headdress consists of false hair,
and when they open their mouth Thou'
seest their false teeth; and. O Lord, just
make a note of the spiral spring and
cotton batting contrivances they wear
in their bosoms, for no other purpose
than to make themselves voluptuous,
and to excite in . man a much worse
passion than the use of wine ; and for the
same reason they have a number six foot
pinched into a number three shoe and a
number forty waist squeezed into a
number seventeen corset. O Lord,
these women want men who patiently
accept this without using the power
Thou hast given to man, that all women
shall be subject to man. They will not
bear the burden of married life and obey
Thy commands to multiply and replen
ish the earth, but they are too lazy to
raise their children, and, O Lord, Thou
knowest the crimes they commit.
0 Lord, have mercy on them
and take them back into Thy
bosom ; take folly out of their hearts;
give them common sense that they may
see their own foolishness, and grant
that they may be good, worthy citizens
of our beloved city of Detroit. O, Lord,
we thank Thee for all the blessings
Thou hast bestowed upon us, and ask
Thee to deliver us from all evil, es
pecially hypocritical, lying women, and
Thine shall be the praise for ever and
ever. Amen." _
How Roscoe Conkling "Was Iden
tified by a Telegraph Operator.
"Years ago I was employed by the
Philadelphia, Wilmington' & Baltimore
railroad at a junction a few miles out
of Baltimore," said a telegraphjoperatot
to a reporter for the Philadelphia Press.
"One afternoon an unusually handsome
and athletic man entered the
little station. 'Does the limited
express for Washington stop here?'
he inquired. 'No, sir,' I re
plied. 'Can you stop it?' 'Not without
orders from the main office.' 'I will ex
plain my situation to you,' said the
stranger, 'in the hope that you will do
all in your power to aid me. 1 came
from Washington to intercept at Balti
more a gentleman who is on his way
from New York to the capital. He is
on the limited express. It is of the great
est importance 1 should see him before
he reaches Washington. A railway
conductor directed me to the Union sta
tion, where he said the limited would
stop, but I lost my way, aud wandered
here after a long tramp.'
"Telling him I would see what I could
do for him, 1 telegraphed to Philadel
phia for permission to stop the express.
'You might use my name if you think it
would be of any use,' said the gentle
man. 'And your name is—?' said 1.
'Conkling— Roscoe Conkling,' replied
the gentleman. I flashed over .the wire
[ 'Senator Conkling wants me to stop the
limited express for him to get aboard.?-
The answer came back: 'How do you.,
know it is Conkling?' Turning to him j
1 said: 'Philadelphia wants identifica
• tion.' 'Will this do?' he asked, dis
• playing a handsome gold watch with' j
the initials 'R. C . engraved on
i the case. At the same time,
either by design or chance, he 1
removed his hat. Grasping the key I '
i ticked these words to Philadelphia:
'Letters 'R. C on gentleman's watch,".
but I know he's Conkling by his flaunt-'
i ing beard and the Hyperion curl of
! Nast's cartoons.' Straightway the.
: sounder rapped: 'Stop train by order H.
i F. Kenny, general superintendent.' '^
i "Conkling was profuse in his thanks.
- As the express shot around the curve,
i with him safely on board, he made a
[ courteous gesture of farewell to me." =.7
i : ';-■ — •- -. .
"How high is this place from the level
[ of the sea?" asked a traveling man of
» one of the residents in the Allegheny
• mountains. 'o-£ :
i "G'way, young man," was the re
r sponse. .. . "You can't fool me. The sea
' ain't level by a blame sight. I've been
• there and seen it."— Merchant Traveler.
> "Speaking about clubs," remarked
> Mr. Cumso, who had just been elected a
'. member of the Manhattan, "they are
i the sign-posts of civilization. * You.
never hear of savages forming them-:
• selves into societies for mutual improve- .
- ment and pleasure."
! "Oh, nonsense .'"replied Mrs. Cumso.
- "I've heard of Indian clubs ever since
: I could walk."— Tid Bits.
I A newspaper vendor was asked how '
■ business was. Both his legs has been
• cut off in; a railroad accident some
; years before. . " , .
r • "Oh, "1 can't kick," was the cheery'
, reply.— Bits.
[ . DAWN. '
In the still depths of a most silent nieht.
When fitful winds had breathed their latest
1 I walked', bei.euh the starry ministry
That kept stern watch with me from out the
'{■.. •■ height.
And then it came with a resistless force,
j The inlinite hush— the weight of " mystery,
That held me, crouching there in agony,
Stretching wild hands as one bereft of light!
At last, far off, the east began to pale, ; ■
j A faint breath swept the chill of night away,
j The golden banners of the dawn unfurled,
The earth took up her old scorned tale—
j The first faint murmurs of the coming day,
I That whispered all: -"A soul is in the
1 world." " —Helen Martin.
--j What a row all my friends and rel
• atives made when they heard I was go
ing off to Russia to become the tutor of
a parcel of girls and boys. I had income
enough to live on, and every one I knew
seemed to think that I ought to become
a barrister or become celebrated in some
way or another. 7W^-- :^fi-u^'^C'^
i I do not exactly know why 1 took the
tutorship in Russia unless it was to sat
isfy a. whim, and because I had nothing
particular to do just at that time. I ar
rived at my destination one very cold
December day, feeling so irritated mm
md over the wearisome journey that
I hardly thawed out when Mme. Es
trokoff and her husband received me so
My pupils dropped in one by one and
were presented, three boys varying from
eleven to sixteen and a young lady of
seventeen or so.
An hour later the last pupil arrived, a
girl of twelve.
1 - see her now as plainly as on that
day, in her simple frock, her golden
hair lying in long - curls on her shoul
ders, her great blue eyes looking half
frightened at me. -
1 played draughts with her that even
ing and lost every game.
In fact, 1 devoted myself more to the
study of her sweet face than to the
board. StEggj
There was no denying it; 1 had com
mitted two acts of folly for which the
world would brand me as a lunatic.
: I had fallen in love at first sight, and
the object of my attachment was neither
more nor less than twelve years old.
1 was greatly puzzled, as time went
on, to discover that 1 was quite alone in
my admiration of Ludmela.
All the family acquaintances were
lost in admiration to the charms of
Mile. Estrokoff.
Only to one unworthy seeker had the
exceeding fairness of the little one re
vealed itself.
I remember my mother, who was fond
of quaint theories and curious conceits,
always maintained that the mere pres
ence in the same room of a person of
strong character always exercised a cer
tain influence, either for good or evil, on
the weaker persons around them.
I had not been in the room with Lud
mela _ for five minutes ere I felt her in
fluence and knew that I was in the pres
ence of one whose face was but the
mirror of her soul.
Her whole life, during the year that I
knew her, was one long self-denial—
utterly unostentatious, and therefore
utterly unrecognized.
To this day 1 do not know whether
her sweet caressing ways came of affec
tion, or from a desire to give a fellow
creature pleasure.
Whatever prompted her action, my
life with her was all happiness.
For one year— ah, how quickly it went
by!— l was her confidant, her friend,
and seldom left her side.
At night I kept myself awake longing
for the day to come and reunite us.
! For hours I would sit, her little hand
in mine, happy as 1 shall never be again,
until we meet again in some other
world, and I clasp her hands again as
in the days of old.
One year after (the anniversary, I re
member it was, of the day on which we
had first met) she said— l remember
her words— "My good • old friend" (her
favorite name for me), "shall you be of
fended if 1 go out for half an hour?
There is one more place on the sledge?"
She went: there was an and
she returned to die.
- Her last words were for me,
. "Do not forget blue eyes
"Darling, God is witness that never
'for one short moment have I forgotten
I went to her funeral; the rest
dropped wreaths on her coffin.
The world always drops wreaths on
coffins, even after it has broken the
heart lying there.
I dropped tears, bitter tears, for my
life's joy gone for ever.
The night after the funeral I started
back for England.
1 visited the Estrokoffs a year or two
All my old pupils had married irre
Ludmcla's name was not mentioned,
and I did not mention it.
1 only went and sat by her grave, and
fancied I still held her little hand and
looked into her face as in the days gone
by - -
Delightful Office for Rent.
i 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.
. Not Advertised.
All Prices Advertised in St.
Paul, on
Furnisher of Houses, Hotels and Res
taurants. No. 448 Wabasha street.
Cuilum' Painless Method of
Tooth Extraction.
I ! FTT iT-iI3>TGr, 31, T_nP.
•A positive cure for Old Ulcers aud Sores of
every name and description, no matter how
many years standing This is the heavy
artillery of salves for Sores of long standing.
Cur?s, also, Chilblains, Barns, Cuts, Felon's,
Scalds, Frost Bites, &c. /f~\ .-.
All genuine bears ti^s^/iJ^M^Jf
signature. A^T7/^/li[//fj~^ -
SX. PAUL, MINN.^/y ra(;iti£t& « iem
Office— 3l7 Minnesota Street, - - I : .' ' ; it
Factory— South Park, St Paul, Minn.
Steam Heating, Brass and iron Fittings,
EYE and EAR!
Dr. J. G. Walker, 104 East Third Street, St.
Paul, attends exclusively to the eye aud ear.
Get Hood's
. If you decide to take Hood's Sarsaparilla
do not be induced to buy any other. Hood's
Sarsaparilla possesses, by virtue of its
peculiar combination, proportion and prep
aration, curative power superior to any
other article of the kind before the people.
; "I had been taking Hood's Sarsaparilla
for dyspepsia, and in one store where I
went to buy a bottle the clerk tried to in
duce me to buy their own instead of Hood's
lie told me theirs would last longer; that I
might take it on ten days' trial; that if I
did not like it I need not pay anything, etc.
But he could not prevail on me to change.
I told him I knew what Hood's Sarsapa
rilla was. I had taken it, it agreed with
me, I was perfectly satisfied, and did not
want any but Hood's. lam glad to speak '
a good word for this excellent medicine."
Mrs. E. A. Goff, 61 Terrace St., Boston.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Sold by druggists, gl; six for go. Prepared by
C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Poses One Dollar .
:the .
Is the Only Line Running
Leave Mlnn'poils, 6:50 p. m. Dally
Leave St. Paul, 7:80 p. in. Dally
Arrive MlJw'kee, 6:50 a. in. Daily
Arrive Chicago, 0:3O a. m. Daily
Order before the Spring
Rush at
Carpet, Drapery and Wall
Paper House,
417 and 419 Wabasha St.
$50,000 TO LOAN
This week, for an Eastern client.
Bring in your applications.
Cor. Third and Robert.
Over C. B. & N. Ticket Office.
Telephone 117-3.
Cor. 2d and Cedar Sts,, St.Paul, Minn
The Wheeler * Wilson Manu
facturing Company Have Re
moved to
32 West Third Street.
316 Robert Street
Caveats, Designs, Trade Marks, Labels;
etc. Write or call.
Boom 52, German-American Bank Bldg.
Northeast Cor. Fourth & Cedar §fs
Confirmation of Assessment for
Grading River Street.
Office Board of Public Works, )
City of St.Paul, Minn., May 18, 1888. j
The assesment of benefits, costs and
expenses arising from grading River
street, from Hoffman avenue to
Main street, In the city of St. Paul, Min
nesota, having been completed by the
Board of . Public Works' in and for said
city, said Board will meet at their office
in said city at 2p. m. on the 4th day of
June, A. D. 1888, to hear objections (if
any) to said assessment, at which time
and place, unless sufficient cause is
shown to the contrary, said asessment
will be confirmed by said Board.
The following is a list of the supposed
owners' names, a description of the
property benefited, and the amounts
assessed against the same, to-wit:
Suburban Hills. St. Paul.
Supposed owner and
: description. Lot. Block. Benefits
H C Sargent, W'lv
Xof C&5 5 • $84 00
East Side Syndicate. 7 5 50 CO
Same.... 8 5 50 00
Same 9 5 50 00
Same. 10" 5 .50 00
Conrad and Geo W pfs3£
Bonn 1 6 50 00
Same and same 2 -6 50 00
Sameandsame.. 3 G 50 00-
Same and same ..4 6 125 00
All objections to said assessment must
be made in writing and filed with the
: Clerk of said Board at least one day
prior to said meeting.
R. L. GORMAN, President.
Official: W. F. Ebwix,
142-143 Clerk Board of Public Works.
A St. Paul Clothing House that is Owned and Managed Exclusively by St. Paul Men
V?^S A Spring- Overcoat is an ab
(&*&'•■ solute necessity for any man,
X 0 not only at this time of the
.^iVTf^ year, but even in midsummer
R jf\ rys^ such a garment is very eom
\\ . j \ \ fortable to put on during- a
\//J \i f\ COGI evening-. Tailor-Made
\\/ //I A \l\ Spring- Overcoats here from
r /// MM \ $9 to $35, some Silk-Faced
ll V I o ,4Pi k \ and some Silk-Lined; but all
j, II rr^^J^A \\ x. well and honestly made and
W/ / I X/£\ P erfect infit. You know we
§A Spring each garment we
solute necessity for any man,
not only at this time of the
year, but even in midsummer
such a garment is very com
fortable to put on during- a
cool evening-. Tailor-Made
Spring Overcoats here from
$9 to $35, some Silk-Faced
and some Silk-Lined, but all
well and honestly made and
perfect in fit. You know we
guarantee each garment we
/<Z^% J xfll sell to be as low or lower in
(\Jj\ /,S§f 1 price than the same quality
T^ / 131 I ' and make of garment can be
C /IfStX I &*k bought for elsewhere. Young
A/ §12 M \ S3* men who wish a particularly
W £? stylish and natty Spring Over-
Qi |/ — jf coat will find it in our En
&§&■• ,-^r^T glish Top Coats. They are
>^£ particularly swell and becom-
Jo22^~~^^^i ing to young men. We are
exclusive agents for Brokaw
r^—^_™">^^ Ji Bros.' Fine Custom Ready-
L_^ "| Made Clothing.
Out-of-Town Orders Promptly Filled.
"We have no branch houses, and are not a branch of any house.
FRANZ OZST says: "The new Steinway Grand is a glorious masterpiece in power se
niority, sinKinpr quality and perfect harmonic effects." ™w«pi«w inpower.se
m^rk l of > arL^ t;NKK "** '' '"' " nd ° Ur GraUd I>iaU ° ° f wondrous b^nty. It is a noble
RUIUNSTKINsays: "Your unrivaled Pianofortes have once more clone justice to their
«onandlffect , ." tlll,on - ' have »> ed them exclusively with the Sfflffi
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, Minne
apolis and other cities, ami we cordially invite your critical examination at our wareroom<=
Many other fine instruments ou exhibition at all times, which we will sell at lowest prices
consistent with quality.
148 & 150 East Third St„ ST. PAUL. 509 & 511 Nicollet Ay., MINNEAPOLIS,
S ikJ9 Ja^cE H SS ffi i& «5w BnW SIS mC,» w^t BQ
92 and 94 E, Third St. " ct^S^ '""
XjO~w prices, easy -l'e:r,:m:s.
DECKER, c™ 15^ 3 :
\~\ \~] J^ES Monthly Payments,
T^l^fcT/^ £-* r^ Quarterly Instalments;
J3JLYjLvT VXJO9 Or, to Suit the convenience
EVERETT, of Purchasers. m &-=
:pi.A.2sros. MUn^Jrfli
Jtr^J-«£^.iN v—/kID. W&% hI I « fitful. 1
1 07 East Third Street, ST. PADL. \^=l ?ARW LLiL
East Third Street, ST. PAUL L-£l FAKW LLL
Each in perfect order in every way. Warranted and guaranteed for
five years by a house with a capital of
Here is an opportunity; call quick, before they are gone.
General Agent Hallet & Davis, Emerson and Kimball Pianos
and Kimball Organs.
Persons Loaning Money on Real Estate Mortgages should require
the Mortgagor to furnish A GUARANTY POLICY OF
§3 SB SS mFW Mm jffiPfflr 80%
N PLACE OF AN ABSTRACT, the purchaser of Re il Estate should re
quire the seller to furnish a Title Policy with his Deed.
111 East Third Street, - St. Paul. Minn.
Duncan & Barry,
30 East Third Street. ... St. Paul.
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