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There are some few Democrats who
have allied themselves with the move
ment t# nominate a citizens' ticket for
the city election. They are few in
number, but there are some. They are
guided by a mistaken sense of duty and
right. Those Democrats are most
anxious to secure the election of the
Democratic state ticket and to carry
through the electors for Cleveland and
Thurman. They are as ardent to this
end as those Democrats who refuse to
be hoodwinked by the citizens' ticket,
but they forget the bearing
this citizens' ticket will have
on the general election. The
Republicans are sharper and are trying
to reap the advantage. The wily schem
ers of that party are anxious to elim
inate all that is possible of a party con
test, because they know their state,
congressional and county ticket will
have plainer sailing. What are these
Democrats thinking of? The mole is
less blind than they ! It is their duty to
nominate a good, clean and competent
man for mayor and make a good, clean
and thorough fight for his election, and
thereby bring out voters to the support
of the state and congressional tickets.
The harder the fight is waged, the more
Democratic votes will be made. Has
this fact ever presented itself to these
Democrats who favor a citizens' ticket?
If it becomes necessary to go into a
citizens' movement to secure good men,
it would be different, but such is not the
case. As good a Democrat can be nomi
nated by Democrats as by a mass con

Another red-hot day, with the custom
ary wind storm at evening. And how
hot it was. Steam ran three feet from
the stacks of the motors before it be
came sufficiently condensed to be visi
ble. The mercury soared aloft among
the unused figures in thermometers
until its altitude could scarcely be told.
By all means, it was the champion
warm day of the year. Every man one
met was in a temper — least, he was
Hot about something. The one solitary
cool spot in the city limits, out of
water, was in the center of the pa
vilion at Lake Harriet, where the
sun never gets and where the lake
breeze sings cadenzas through the whis
kers ot the foliage. To keep cool was
impossible. The fizz of soaa fountains
was suggestive, but of steam escaping,
while the work necessary to grind out a
milk shake laid out drug clerks in every
direction. Still there were no sun
strokes. The people of this torrid zone
.lave become used to temperature rang
ing to 105 deg. in the cellar, in summer,
Jo minus 50 deg. under the kitchen stove
In winter. They live on, just the same,
and talk directory war and base ball.
Then at night came the storm. This
time it came from the south, but Min
neapolis people know that electrical
storms can come from any direction
with equal facility. The sky took on a
cyclonic complexion, and for half an
hour the wind played hide and seek with
chimneys, signs and vagrant trees in
approved St. Cloud style. Like a huge
.nEolian harp, the breezes played
through the iron rafters and open win
dows of the post office building, and
the sad strains of "Waiting" were dis
tinctly audible. Then it "settled down
to a gentle rain, a soft, lulling, cooling
rain, with an influence that would
soothe the angry passions of the Eighth
ward contestants. The hot wave was
chased oil the field, and the city went ;
slumberously to bed.
The Usual End of Elopements —
Beauty Eck in a Bad Light.
The "only Eck," the dashing 'cyclist,
who pushed his wheel to many a vic
tory; the beauty Eck, whose athletic
form and silver-grey locks played havoc
with so many fluttering hearts; the gay
T. W. Eck, now- winning British gold
as director of the team of American
bicyclists, has been made defendant in
an action for divorce. A year ago Eck
■was married at Omaha to Jennie
Carlisle-, of Minneapolis, a pretty
little brunette, scarcely more than
a child. Her brother, , Steve,
backed Eck in* several races
and the wheelman was intimate at the
home of the Carlisles, and there met
Jennie, who easily saw a hero in the
only Eck. They eloped to Omaha, were
married, and in time forgiven and re
ceived back at home. A year of mar
ried life ended the dream of the little
wife. Eck was not all her fancy painted
him. She found he was not faithful to
her, and to this he added cruelty. Yes
terday she filed a complaint, asking for
a divorce, and alleging these grounds of
Amelia Dehning has begun an action
against William Dehning for a divorce
on the ground of cruel and inhuman
treatment She states in her. complaint
that her age is twenty-live years and
the defendant's thirty-one years; tbat
they were married at Glencoe, Minn.,
the 7th of December, 1880, and that the
issue of the marriage is two children,
aged six and four years, respectively.
She also states that Dehning lias prop
erty worth £3,000, and asks for an
order of the court giving her
an absolute divorce, the custody
of the children and $1,100 alimony.
Some Big Undertakings— Over
Eight Miles Next Year.
Chairman Stoft, of the committee on
streets, grades and additions, is of the
opinion there will be over twelve miles
street paved with cedar blocks next
year. Aid. Morse thought that was a
nigh estimate and they got to figuring
on it. They made out over eight miles
of streets, without counting the alleys.
Yesterday the committee decided to pave
with cedar blocks all alleys lying be
tween the river and Fifth street,
and First avenue north and
First avenue south. The following
streets were also ordered paved:
Seventh street, from Seventh avenue to
Tenth avenue south; Fifth avenue
southeast, from University to Fifth
street; Ninth street, from Hennepin to
Third avenue south; Eighth street, from
Nicollet to Fourth avenue south ; Sixth
street, from First avenue north to Sixth
avenue south; Fifth street, from First
avenue north to Sixth avenue south.
Property owners have petitioned to have
Lyndale avenue paved from the Henne
pin intersection to Thirty-first street,
which will be quite a -job, suggestive
of the earth. The committee declined
to consider it until the sewer is in. The
same petition asked for a sewer, which
was considered by the sewer committee,
in the presence or a lobby. To drain
that avenue is considerable of an under
taking, especially when the lowering of
the 11. &D. tracks is considered. It is
believed the new Twenty-seventh street
tunnel will take most of it, but the com
mittee will look into it further.
But Thy Get there, Just the Same.
Benjamin Rohbeck, well known
around town, was arrested late yester
day afternoon by Patrollman McNulty
on a warrant sworn out by Joseph E*
Dowe, charging him with committing
adultery with Sarah E. Dowe, Dowe's
wife. Rohbeck was placed in the First
precinct station, where he remained all
night, bonds not being forthcoming.
It seems that Dowe had for
some time suspected that his wife was
untrue to him, and yesterday determ
ined to find out for once and all. He
followed Iter and RohbecK, and in a
building on Washington avenue south,
had his worst fears realized. He at
once went to the municipal court and
swore out the warrant. The names
"Benjamin Rohbeck" and "Joseph E.
Dowe" are not to be found in either of
the city directories, by a peculiar coin
Capitalists Beg-in to Realize
the Advantages of the
"Soo" Road.
It Is the Speediest of All
Routes to the Sea
Eight Miles of Streets to
Be Paved Next
The Merry War in the Eighth
Ward Goes Bravely
The party that, a few days ago, made
a trip to the Sault. upon invitation of
Gen. W. D. Washburn, has returned,
and the indivilual members are lavish
of their praises of the road, its advanta
ges, its great ultimate benefit to Minne
apolis and St. Paul, and finally the
beauty of the country it traverses.
Among the party was J. L. Lewis, one
of the Eastern owners of the Lehigh
Coal and Iron company, now in charge
at Minneapolis. He was talking of the
road, yesterday, when a Globe reporter
asked him:
"You seem pleased: what do you
think of the 4 Sob' route?"
"1 was surprised beyond measure. It
would naturally be supposed that all
fairly well informed business men
would have a* pretty accurate knowl
edge of the merits of the road and its
connections without having gone over
it; but I venture to state that most of
the business men of these two cities and
of the Eastern cities are absolutely ig
norant of the country the road traverses ;
of the excellence of the road and equip
ment and of the eligibility of the route.
"In the first place the road passes
through the best country of any new
road I ever went over, almost every
mile of it has either lands valuable for
its timber or for farming purposes.
These lands are more attractive to many
settlers for farming than prairies.
"Second— It seems to me that its con
nection at Gladstone with the Lehigh
Valley steamers to Buffalo and various
rail to New York gives it a speedier
route to New York for merchandise and
Hour than any all rail route we have;
taking twelve. hours from here to Glad
stone, forty-eight hours from there to
Buffalo, twelve hours each at Gladstone
and Buffalo for transhipping, will land
freignt from Minneapolis in New York
in four days and one-half. My experi
ence of freight cars, either east or west
bound, is that they are very many days
slower than that. I did contemplate be
fore going on this excursion that the head
of Lake Superior had some odds against
the Soo route by a shorter rail haul, but
1 am fully converted to the belief that
the Soo line will gain so much in point
of speed and saving of water haul that
she will reap from the all-rail route and
from the Sault Ste. Marie canal traffic
a tonnage that, added to its natural rail
connections, will give it a marvelous
success, a success that has only been
comprehended and understood by those
.worthy and enterprising citizens of
Minneapolis, the promoters and builders
of the road."
"What condition does the road appear
to be worked up to?"
"I told you 1 was surprised; well that
expresses my answer to your last ques
tion. All the way to Gladstone it is
first-class, and in its road bed reminds
me of the Lake Shore road, between
Chicago and Cleveland. It is ballasted
with similar material and seems very
straight; there are some curves but the
engineers have so skillfully .located the
lines, and the curves have been so faith
fully and mathematically posed that I
really thought the road was practically
straight. Inequalities are filled with
earth, not trestles. The rails are
heavy and it seems to me that
the road is not only capable of
very fast time, but is safe as a railroad
can possibly be. The 'All Kail route' to
the east in connection with the Canadian
Pacific, lam told is nearly 200 miles
shorter to Boston than the roads via
Chicago. This being so I should think
the Soo road would get a good share of
through rail passenger travel.
"There are many points of much in
terest en route; the Sault Ste. Marie
canal, locks, rapids and bridges will en
tertain one for a day, both with pleasure
and profitable information. 1 learned at
the Sault yesterday that the tonnage of
the Sault Ste. Marie canal in 1881 was
about one million and a half: in
1887 it was about five millions.
Can any one digest these figures and
contemplate the natural advantages the
Soo road can honestly claim and not de
cide that the road will have all it can
do, and more, and before many years
require a double track. Much of this
great tonnage through the Sault canal
is carried to the head of Lake Superior
at a cost of at least 83% per cent, more
than it can reasonably, be taken to
Gladstone for. This saving of lake
charges will, upon all tonnage coming
to the Soo road by the lakes, justly ac
crue to the profit of the Soo railroad; as
yet these lesser lake rates have not pre
vailed, but as steamers can certainly
make three trips to Gladstone from
Lake Erie ports quicker than they can
make two to Lake Superior ports, it is
only a question of being fully ready at
Gladstone with down freights to estab
lish at least so great a difference of
&% per cent in favor of the
Soo railroad. Gladstone being so near
Escanaba, only seven miles, where large
quantities of ore are shipped, down
freights can be pretty well assured. On
merchandise and express freight the ad
vantage in time the Soo road has, must
command respect,
"It does seem to me such a laudable
enterprise, conceived among your Min
neapolis people, carried out by them,
and now proved to be such a boom to
both of these cities as an adjuster of
freight rates that the road should be
studied, that it should be known famil
iarly, and should be patronized with
loyalty and pride."
In the Eighth Is Continued — New
Broadsides Preparing*.
The Eighth ward situation is quiet,
but it is that quiet which sometimes
reigns at the top of a volcano while the
eruption is preparing beneath. Yester
day morning was the time set for the
hearing by the council committee, and
an interested audience gathered in the
council chamber. John T. Blaisdell
and J. N. Christopher represented the
lynx-eyed vigilance committee of citi
zens, while Aids. Cooley and Stoneman
personated a somewhat belligerent de
fense. Aid. Lawrenc,the third of the trio,
was also present, and the astute Albert
has figured it out that he is an innocent
third party, and in no way accountable
if anything wrong is shown. Others
have a different idea, but Albert is
serene and cheerful. Comptroller Hol
brook and Attorney Smith were also
present to smooth over the gaps of in
formation. Noting was done. Aid.
Johnson moved an adjournment until
Tuesday, as he and Aid. Stoneman
were oh the board of equalization,
and this action was taken. Aid.
Cooley was opposed to this. He wanted
the war to go on now and at once and
he was ready to show the whole inward
ness. Aid. Stoneman also wanted to
go on, but the committee decided other
wise. . ■ .- . .„. . :777 70 7.7]
ln the meantime the war is progress
ing. The committee is at work on an
other broadside, part of which will show
up the bids, with the allowances for
overhauls. Aid. Cooley has also burned
the midnight oil preparing a statement
in defense of Aid. Stoneman and him
self. At the proper time both will
probably be given to the press and more
ammunition will be furnished either
side. - .
Ana you out of employment? Advertise in
ni c . the Daily and Sunday Globs. '
A. G. Spalding in Minneapolis-
Interesting Ball Talk.
The tall and robust form, of A. . G.
Spalding, the Chicago base ball mag
nate, loomed up in Nicollet avenue yes
terday. Fred Leland had him in tow,
showing the sights of the great sporting
center. Mr. Spalding is chock full of
base ball information and can talk it
well, so it was not long before he was
led off into a discussion upon the sub
"No, I can understand," he said,
"why Minneapolis is not as good a ball
town as one could want. There are
enough people here and they certainly
take enough interest in base ball to sup
port a good team. One great trouble is
the price ball costs. Salary lists are
running up out of proportion and there
must be a general shaking down before
long. Too many cities are struggling
along making nothing, simply from car
rying too heavy a load of salaries. De
troit is the most notable instance of this.
It has not made a dollar out of the game
and its terrific salaries are responsible.
They led off in this and there is no sense
in it."
"It is certainly much worse in pro
portion in the minor leagues then, is it
not?;' * ;-.-:-..
--"Yes, it is. I wonder how many of
the smaller cities and a good many
larger ones can live and pay their men?
St. Paul pays altogether too much. A
salary of $150 or $175 a month is an
abundance for the average player, and
if that salary were general, the players
would be satisfied. There are excep
tional men who might be worth $1,500 a
season, but they are few. As good men
can be made as now exist, and where a
minor league can sell off a good man for
$2,500 it should never hesitate. I pre
dict there will be a general shaking up
on this question before long."
"Of course, Chicago will win the
league pennant?"
"Of course. We have kept the lead
long enough, now let some other team
carry it for a month or so and we will
come in on the stretch. Our people ex
pect that, and we don't have to win all
the time to get a crowd out. A Chicago
audience simply wants good ball and
they'll cheer the victors whoever they
may be. Detroit is different. Now
there is a great ball team, but because
they won last year, their people want
the earth, and if the team loses a game
they say they're no good and don't turn
out. As I Bay, Detroit is not making a
dollar, and some others are in the same
boat. Indianapolis is doing well, 1 be
lieve, but Washington is not."
"What do you" think of a national
league team here to represent the Twin
cities, with a park half way between
the cities?"
"Well, would it be supported? A
league team is an awful** load
to carry, but if these cities would join
in such a scheme I don't see but that it
might be made a great go. It would
only be ten minutes from either city to
the ground. Do you know, I thought of
that years ago, when we had the trouble
with St. Louis. I don't know but it's a
scheme that one day may blossom into a
beautiful reality."
Henry P. Lowe sues Willis Baker for
$501.54 on a promissory note.
Mary C. S. Drummond sues Clarissa
H. Swan for $500 on a promissory note.
Joseph A. Sansome and Anna L.
Brereton were married yesterday aft
ernoon by Judge Yon Sclilegell.
Arthur 11. Smett has begun an action
against Fred Wadleign to quiet title to
lots 1 and 2, block 2, Lennon & Newell's
John Holzman was examined yester
day by the judge of probate and ad
judged insane. He was ordered com
mitted to tbe insane asylum at Roches
William C. Thompson et has begun*
an action against John W. Schackelton
to have a mechanic's lien for $452 fore
closed on one-quarter of an acre of land
situated near the intersection of Mary
Place and Thirteenth street.
Thomas Joy et al. has begun an action
against Thomas Wynne et al. to nave
the description in a certain deed of con
veyance, which reads lot 7, block 10,
Gales' addition, corrected so as to read
lot 7, block 10, Gales' First addition.
Articles of incorporation were filed
yesterday with the register of deeds of
the Duluth & Dakota Elevator com
pany. The capital is $200,000 and the
incorporators are Dorilius Morrison,
George S. Barnes, W. C. Stinson, Frank
L. Greenleaf and George H. Christian.
Thus far 199 liquor licenses have been is
Bank clearings yesterday, 5789,130.
The ltiver-ide mission picnicked at Waco
nla yesterday.
The Central W. C. T. U. meets at the Coffee
Ilousa this afternoon.
James Born will be tried to-day on a charge
of using abusive language to James Lund.
Two hundred liquor licenses have been
issued. At the same time last year, 210 had
been issued.
The Ladies' Missionary Society of the
Church of Christ meets tins evening at 375
Grant Street.
Thomas Lucas, the well-known labor agita
tor, cut his right foot badly while at work on
the K. of L. building yesterday.
Mollie Sheridan, a well known character
set her house on fire while drunk, and had a
narrow escape from being cremated.
This evening the Eleventh Ward Demo
cratic Club meets at Tollefson'a Hall Fif
teenth Avenue South and Franklin Street.
Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to
Henry Whittaker and Maud A.Wilbur, Wil
liam Coffee and Ellen Kennedy, Joseph A.
Sansonic and Anna L. Brereton."
A water cart driven by Thomas Curran
broke down at Eighth Avenue South and
Fifth Street yesterday afternoon. Curran was
thrown against the curbing and had his head
badly cut.
Julius Jorgsen, eharired with allowing his
team to run loose in Prospect park, pleaded
not guilty, and the case was dismissed, there
being no evidence to show that any damage
was done.
John Koran was arraigned on a charge of
threatening to break the peace, preferred by
Lizzie Kelleher, his sister. He was found
guilty and put under bonds of §200 to keep
the peace.
W. L. Towns, of 1424 Fifth street south,
was thrown from his buggy on the corner of
Nicollet avenue and Thirteenth street yes
terday morning. He was badly injured about
the head and was carried home in the patrol
There was a large attendance at the Scan
dinavian festival at the Lake Harriet pavilion
last evening. The building was as cool and
pleasant as could be desired. The singing
of Miss Anna l'feil, and the playing of "The
Drummer Boy of Shiloh," were the features
of the evening.
"Waiting for the Verdict*' was produced to
a fair house at the Pence opera house last
night. The entire strength of the stock was
cast in the play, and, notwithstanding the
sultry night, gave a very spirited perform
ance of the popular play.
Aid. Tom Downs is very much disgusted
with the city attorney for losing those suits
brought against the city by the property
owners who objected to the firm of Downs
<fc Co. quarrying all the rock out of the street
in front of their premises.
A number of Eighth ward Republicans are
talking of running George W. Coolev for the
legislature so as to get him out of "the coun
cil, but they will probably find him a little
too sly to be caught with such chaff, for
George generally knows enough when he
has got a good thing to keep it.
Emil Kressmer was arrested by Detective
Hoy yesterday, and taken to St.* Paul. He
had hired a horse and buggy from a St. An
thony hill stable and sold" them to Farring
ton, of North Minneapolis, for $105, repre
senting he had brought them from Shakopee.
There will be an inquest over the body of
the unknown man killed near the University
switch, on the Manitoba road, Wednesday
morning, at Gleason & Bvorum's morgue
this morning: Nothing has been found
which gives a clue as to the identity of the
dead man.
The examination of Frank Burnham. E.
W. Aldrich's hired man, charged with re
ceiving stolen property, was to to have been
held in the municipal court yesterday after
noon, but was postponed until to-dnv on ac
count of the Shotwell-Clerihew arguments
taking up so much time.
Col. Ed Davenport is at present actively
engaged in making up the Republican legis
lative ticket for the Thirtieth district. There
are four representatives to be elected from
this district, and the names which appear on
the ticket as made up at the present time, are
Col. Edward J. Davenport, Albert J. Board
man, Freeman P. Lane aud Capt. Edward
U. Geesman. A number of Republicans
who were asked what they thought of this
ticket, said they considered it a very excel
lent one, and one which would be" elected
without much work, but a few of them
thought that the old soldiers should have an
other representative on the ticket, and sug
gested that the name of Col. Fred Hooker be
t substituted tor that of Freeman P. Lave.
The Shotwell-Clerihew Case
Has an Airing Before
Judge Mahoney.
E. M. Wilson Argues Strongly
for the Release of the ; j
Accused, * l *
rs :
While Judge Shaw Rakes
Them With Double Grape j <
and Canister. •:
The Poor Devil and Rich Mer
chant Are One to JJ3 j
the Law. W j
The arguments in the famous Shot
well-Clerihew case were begun* in the
municipal court yesterday morning, in
the presence of a large number of spec
tators, nearly all more or less directly
interested in the case. Eugene Wilson,
for the defense, opened the argument.
He first took up the testimony of Mr.
Shotwell in regard to going east to raise
money.** Everything was perfectly regu
lar, as Mr. Shotwell had the promise of
plenty of money, and fully expected to
get it and have money enough to meet
the drafts when, they came on. Mr.
Shotwell and Mr. Clerihew could have
had no object in defrauding the bank, as
the money did not go into their pockets,
but was paid out to creditors. If these
methods were irregular nearly every
banker in the Northwest could be prose
cuted, as everyone did the same thing.
Mr. Wilson referred at some length to
the schedule of assets and liabilities, and
accounted for the discrepancy in the
assets by the fact that in the state
ment the property had been estimated
-at the invoice price, whereas the as
signee was obliged to make a schedule
based upon the price the goods would
sell for at an assignee's sale, where the
price would necessarily be smaller than
at a regular store sale. Mr. Wilson
argued that the firm had not drawn the
money; that in depositing the checks
with the bank they had simply made a
contract whereby the bank should pay
the money for them. He closed with a
brief plea for the discharge of the pris
Judge Shaw followed in his charac
teristic style. The firm of Shotwell,
Clerihew & Lothrnan had, he argued,
deceived the bank by the check, and
induced the cashier to pay out money
on it. In making out this check Mr.
Shotwell was just as guilty as Mr. Cleri
hew, because he knew what was going
on, and connived at defrauding the
bank. Judge Shaw next passed to the
question, Did Mr. Shotwell and Mr.
Clerihew draw the check with criminal
intent? He held that they did, and re
viewed much of the testimony to prove
that such was the case. At noon the
court took a recess.
It was 2:30 when Judge Shaw, re
sumed his argument. He began by
reading from the Minnesota Reports,
and cited various cases similer to that of
Shotwell, Clerihew & Lo'hman. The
law presumed that all men intented
their voluntary acts. The question now
conies to this — the testimony suffi
cient to repel the presumption of guilty
intent? We hold that the defendants
have produced no such evidence, and
all their efforts to extricate themselves,
sink them still deeper into the mire.
Mr. Clerihew can not plead that he was
drawn into this thing by Mr. Shotwell,
for that does not hold in the eyes of the
law. Because he was implicated -in a
criminal act performed by another, it
does not release him from the responsi
bility attaching to the crime. Mr. Wilson
attempts to -.dear Mr. Clerihew through
Mr. Shotwell's monumental gall, but it
will not do. It is shown by Mr. Cleri
hew's own testimony that the only hope
he had of those checks being paid,
was that Mr. Shotwell might be
able to borrow money in New York.
How long would it take a judge to come
to a conclusion if these persons were
poor devils, charged with obtaining ?25
instead of 180,000? Not long, I warrant
you. But Mr. Shotwell and Mr, Cleri
hew come into this court room clothed
in the eyes of the law precisely the
same as the man who is charged'with
stealing $25. There is no reason why
their crime should be dwelt lightly
upon, and Ido not think that in this
case it will be. In this case even if the
drawer of the check had a reasonable
belief that there would be money on
hand to pay it it does not relieve* him
from criminal intent. Judge Shaw
compared Mr. Clerihew to Judas Isca
riot, who sold his Lord for thirty pieces
of silver, hoping that his captors would
not kill him. But, continued Judge
Shaw, .Judas has decency enough to
return the money, and then
The defense has laid considerable
stress on the fact that Messrs. Shotwell
and Cherihew did not profit by the
transaction they used the money in
paying their debts. But this is not the
question. The question is how they got
tlie money, not what they did with it.
There is probably a hole somewhere,
and Mr. Wilson the attorney for the as
signee of the defunct firm, might tell
where it is. It is clearly shown by all
the testimony introduced, that just be
fore Shotwell went to New York he and
Mr. Cherihew entered into an agree
ment to violate the law, and then they
trusted in Providence to avoid the con
sequences. They agreed to draw checks
on a bank where they had no money.
Now if Mr. Shotwell had been lucky
enough to borrow money when he went
to New York, nothing would ever have
been heard of this matter. These men
drew some $70,000 from the Nicollet
National bank, knowing that they had
not a dollar in New York to make good
the amount. Mr. Cherihew, if he knew
anything, knew this was theft. Here
Judge Shaw took up something Mr.
Wilson had at, the examination, and re
marked that it was something like the
flowers that bloom in the spring— had
nothing to do with the case.
Judge Shaw here took up the testi
mony of Mr. Shotwell and Mr. Cleri
hew and tore it all to pieces, especially
that portion which referred to the giv
ing of a statement of the firm's financial
condition to some commercial agency.
The attorney gently insinuated that the
statements of the assets of the firm had
been intentionally misrepresented; that
the firm knew the statement was false,
or else that some §400,000 or §500,000 had
gone into the pockets of the members of
the firm. . The reckless swearing by the
two defendants would seem to indicate
that there was a deliberate schemed to
(.efraud .fixed up by the defendants."
The famous telegram was next taken
up and dissected in a very lively man
ner. It had a different meaning from
that which showed on its face, continued
the attorney. It meant that the machine
concocted before Shotwell left for New
York was working all right, as some
sucker had been found in the East who
would take the bogus checks, and on
this wonderful telegram Mr. Clerihew
justifies himself in drawing these checks
on the Nicollet bank. Why, this tele
gram was sent by Mr. Shotwell before
he ever went into the Providence bank
or had made any arrangement for get
ting any money.
I ask you. has Mr. Clerihew a right to
rob the Nicollet bank of §SO,OOO upon
the assurance of his partner that every
thing is all rigid? if such a justifica
tion is to prevail this statute becomes
a dead letter on our statute books, and
a decision in favor of the defendants by
your honor would be to 70-77
once for all and sweep it out of exist
ence. Some men have to be made to be
honest, and this law was enacted for
that purpose. It is a hard thing that
two such men as these should be ar
raigned to answer a charge of crime in
court, but it is an infinitely harder
thing that a gigantic violation of the
law like this should be winked at. It is
more important that the law should be
Unforced than that these guilty men
should escape, for this sort of business
is growing here, and unless it is stopped
soon the fair name ot our goodly city
will be ruined in a commercial way.
What I have said applies equally well
to Mr. Shotwell. He appears to have
been the king bee in this big hive of
fraud. He was the intelligent monkey
which used the paw of the poor cat to
pull chestnuts from the fire. But in
this case Mr. Clerihew appears to have
been a very intelligent and willing cat,
and from all appearances he received a
fair share of the chestnuts. Just look
at Mr. Shotwell's appearance on. the
witness stand. Why, he confessed
nearly everything, and would occasion
ally laugh, as though the untruths he
was telling were great and rare jokes.
He says himself that he tried to work
, Julliard, but could not do it. When he
says he had a promise of $75,000 he was
telling what was false, as he never had
• such a promise.
Judge Shaw next took up the testi
; mony of Messrs. Shotwell and Clerihew
in relation to the statements made to
the commercial agencies, and gave Mr.
• Shotwell an exceedingly lively "roast
ing," charging him with having time
and again made the most outrageously
: false and untrue statements. I have
called your attention to the reckless
j swearing of these men on the stand,
: continued Judge Shaw, to show you
just how much dependence can be
placed in their testimony. Both of
them have gone on the stand and sworn
falsely; that is plain.*
Mr. Wilson says it is not an offense to
draw a check on a bank when you have
no money— well, I'll admit that; but it
is a crime to draw such a check and get
money out of an innocent person on it,
as these men have done. If your honor
should find that Mr. Foss has*
as Mi*. Shotwell and Mr. Clerihew say
he • haj, I hope you will base your
opinion on something stronger than the
say so of these two men. Mr. Wilson
gravely stands before your honor and
tells you that the methods pursued by
Shotwell, Clerihew & Lothmap are the
same as pursued by every businessman
in Minneapolis, and unless business
men could do business in that wav, they
would all fail. All I have to say "is that
they had better fail right here than do
business in a fraudulent way. Mr. Wil
son further tells you that foreign ex
change is like the way iv which Shot
well and Clerihew drew on the bank.
Yes, its just about as much like it as
the Sermon on the Mount is like a chap
ter from the Police Gazette, or the cloud
Hamlet showed the old man in the play
is like a whale. There is no similarity
between the two cases at all. In for
eign exchange a man does not give a
check on a bank where he has no
money and then trust to luck to raise
the money.
In closing Judge Shaw said: "We
believe we have made such a case, your
honor, as would justify you, and it
would be your duty, iii holding these
men to answer for their crime. The
two questions are: Was there an of
fense, and was it such as should make
it advisable to hold these men? I an
swer yes, in all candor. Even Mr. Wil
son does not deny, when he comes down
to solid ground, that the methods
practiced by these men were question
able. It is high time that these high
handed robberies from banks were
stopped, and business men must learn
that there is a certain line which they
dare not cross. If criminals are to be
permitted to escape because they come
into court and state that they did not
mean to do any wrong, it is time a
change was made, and it cannot come
.too soon. This business, from begin-
r ning to end, shows evidence of intent
tto defraud. All the facts show that the
f whole thing was conceived in fraud,
gestated in iniquity and brought forth
a bouncing steal weighing about 20,000
pounds sterling." This closed the ar
guments. This morning Judge Ma
honey will give his decision.
The Board of Equalization Sizing
Up the Assessment Lists.
If the revenue resultant from the as
sessment of 1888 is not sufficient to
-meet tlie demands on the city treasury,
it will not be the fault of the assessor
•and the board of equalization. In these
superheated August days the board
labors away conscientiously, raising as
sessments, elevating this one a little
and boosting that one out of sight.
Every day there is a prolonged fight as
some mealy mouthed property owner
kicks softly and vigorously at
his tilted valuation. The asses
sor has a very 'cute way of
handling personal assessments. If a
return is not made, that official makes
an arbitrary assessment and is con
scientious enough to make it sufficiently
high. If there is no kick and it becomes
necessary the next year to again make
an arbitrary assessment, it is made a
little higher, for the assessors reason
thus: If last year's assessment was too
high, there would have been a kick ;
there was none, so it was not high
enough. So up it goes another notch.
The board yesterday heard complaints
from the Eighth ward, and there were
plenty of them. All property on Frank
lin avenue, from Cedar to Eleventh, was
raised : the north side got 15 per cent
added and the south side was lifted 25
per cent. Fourth avenue property was
held to be high enough, and was allowed
to stand as it was. The board, among
its miscellaneous business, has tackled
the log owners again, and Messrs. Briggs
and Shaw & Elliott were ordered to ap
pear and show cause why they should
not each be assessed with 20,000,000 feet.
New Men for the Finest.
The city hall was well filled up last
evening with men who had applications
in before the police commission for
positions on the force. All nationali
ties, nearly, were represented, and the
ages of the candidates ranged from
twenty-one to fifty years. All the com
missioners except Hoy were present at
the meeting. After a short session the
following persons, nearly all of
them being old soldiers, were appointed,
their pay beginning August 10 and end
ing October 10: Jacob T. Loche, C. M.
Hatch, Clement Lovely, Leander Fraz
ier,George W.York, James H. Lunt, Aug
ust Wold, Thomas Kelly, Nic Smith,
Charles K. Wolff, H. S. Tedman, John
Collins, D. B. Franklin, 11. H. Harvey,
George Miller. W. H. Finnegan. J. E.
Norstrom and A. J. Poole. There are
seven more men to be appointed, but
owing to the absence of Commissioner
Hoy the matter of their selection was
laid over until the regular meeting Mon
day next.
f. LOCAL MEffTTOfff.
•5 .. Lake Harriet Pavilion.
'! The Drummer Boy of Shiloh is draw
ing large and enthusiastic audiences at
,'the Pavilion with his wonderful "rim"
.solo. It is a marvelous exhibition of
skill, delicacy and expression. Even
; beat is a picture, every touch is expres
sive, every roll is suggestive.
Pure California Wines
Can be found at Ph. Hartmann's, 1329
Sixth street south. None better in the
The Blood
" Is the source of health; therefore, to keep
■"**' well, purify the blood by taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla. This medicine Is peculiarly
designed to act upon the blood, and through
that upon all the organs and tissues of the
body. It has a specific action, also, upon
the secretions and excretions, and assists
nature to expel from the system all humors, •
Impure particles and effete matter, through
the lungs, liver, bowels, kidneys, and skin.
It effectually aids weak, impaired, and de
bilitated organs, invigorates the nervous
system, tones the digestive organs, and im
parts new life and energy to all the func- •
tions of the body. A peculiarity of Hood's
Sarsaparilla is that it strengthens and builds
up the system while it eradicates disease.
Scrofula, Suit Rheum, Dyspepsia, Bilious
ness, Sick Headache, Liver Complaint,
Catarrh, Rheumatism, etc., are cured by
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Sold by druggists. $1; six for £5. Prepared by
C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
Nicollet Ay., Corner Third St.,
The few items mentioned
below are a mere outline of
the wonderful offerings pre
sented in our this week's Fri
day Bargain sale. Every ar
ticle offered is a distinct
prize. Those who fail to at
tend this "Sale Among Sales"
will miss a 'most advanta
geous opportunity to obtain
new and desirable goods at
prices, which (as quoted) in
many instances are less than
one-half original cost.
Beautiful Ko/elties at Less Than Half
35 pieces stylish Plush and Silk Nov
elties, consisting of Faille Francaise,
with incandescent effect, Plush Stripes,
Plush Stripes on neat Shepherd's Plaid
Silk, and many other equally tasteful
novelties (all this season's), none worth
less than §1.50 per yard. .
For Friday only 65c per yard.
40 pieces 36 inches wide self-colored
diagonal and wliip-cord striped Suit
ings, in most desirable colors; good
value at 30c per yard.
For Friday only 19c per yard.
50 black Twilled Silk Parasols, 22
--inch, in carved, black and natural wood
sticks; regular price $1.75 each.
For Friday only $1.25 each,
75 lace-trimmed Parasols, black and
colors, surah satin, trimmed with five
inch Spanish lace, natural wood sticks,
worth $2.50 each.
For Friday only $1.65 each.
Trimmed Hats and Bonnets
Almost Given Away.
About &5 of them, beautifully
trimmed with all the latest effects,
stylish, many equal to those sold else
where at $5 each.
For Friday only $1.50 each.
60 pieces figured Dress Sateens, In
beige, cream, pink and blue grounds,
full widths; regular 15-cent goods.
Fcr Friday only 8c per yard.
40 pieces of our finest 35-cent figured
Dress Sateens, eight grounds.
For Friday only 15c per yard.
50 pieces (all we have) finest Scotch
Zephyrs, including a good assortment
of the famous Anderson Ginghams.
Honest value at 35 cents per yard.
For Friday only 19c per. yard.
AU of our German Dress Linens, the
best wash goods in the market, we will
offer at
For Friday o/Wy 25 c per yard.
25 pieces soft, fancy weave Cream
Dress Goods, excellent selection.
For Friday only 10c per yard.
65 complete White Dress Robes, in
cluding embroidery worth twice the
price quoted.
For Friday only 90c each.
4 Great Specialties for Friday 4
25 pieces 18-inch Barnesley Twilled
Crash, all pure linen, worth 15 cents
per yard.
For Friday only 10c per yard.
TOWELS. towels.
One great assorted lot extra large and
heavy Loom Damask and Loom Huck
Towels, all worth from 25 to 28 cents
For Friday only 19c each.
10 pieces Loom Dice Table Linen, all
pure flax, worth 28 cents per yard.
For Friday only 17c per yard.
5 pieces extra fine Loom Dice Table
Linen, all pure flax, worth 59 cents per
yard. .-00
For Friday only 29c per yard.
Owing* to the unusual character
of the sacrifices made on our Fri
day Bargain Day, , all goods sold
during this sale must be for cash
only. 7 .
MAIL ORDERS for goods advertised
for this sale must reach us not later
than Friday evening. WW
Segelbaum Bros.
The improvements
Big Boston
Are nearly completed, and in a few days we will
have a grand opening of the finest and largest
store in the West— six stories and basement, mak
ing 32,000 square feet of floor surface, which will
be filled with new and elegant goods. Meanwhile
we are slaughtering all Summer Goods in every de
partment, and offering such bargains as will hardly
be seen again. Look at them.
OUSEKEEPER-A smart, intelligent
young lady of good appearance and ad
dress to act as housekeeper In a hotel in
Sault Ste. Marie. Address H. Globe, Minne
apolis. ■ ■ . _ ■ 214-216
CLERK — Situation by young man, mar- 1
' ried, as clerk in shoe business. 11.. (
Globe, Minneapolis. 3
FOX SALE An established Fire Insur
ance Agency at Minneapolis, Minn., rep
resenting board companies; don't answer
unless you have money and mean business.
Address M 56. Globe, Minneapolis. 216-18
MRS. BLAKE, parlors 77 and 78, Syndi
cate block, destroys superfluous hair,
moles, etc., by electrolysis. Call or send
stamp for circular. 211-218
STOKES— For rent, two small stores, plate
glass windows, on Fourth avenue south,
between Washington and Third St., suitable
for retail business or offices; very cheap. Ap
ply to Rosenrield Bros., 200 and 202 Wash
ington avenue north. 215-17
STOREROOM— For Rent— be com
pleted Aug. 15, 221 Central ay.. an ele
gant storeroom, fitted up for saloon purposes,
with two flats above, suitable for small fami
lies. Apply to Rosenflcld Bros., 200 and 202
Washington ay. north. 215-17
11/ l ONEY TO LOAN on household goods,
1»X warehouse receipts, watches, diamonds,
etc.; fair and confidential treatment; no de
lay. F. A. Parker, 318 Boston Block.
BANK STOCK, bonds, prime commercial
paper and mortgages. A. B. Hush, room ,
11, Eastman Block.
ONEY TO LOAN on all kinds of per
sonal property, furniture, diamonds,
jewelry, etc., in sums to suit; no delay, busi
ness confidential. W. B. Andersou & Co.,
602 Boston Block.
TIUTTTi|-*WSM I ■iiuiiiif ■■|M I
■J ll !■ 111 WI ■ 111 I Willi ■
Prices '. 10, 20, 30 and 50 Cents.
Matinees Tuesday and Saturday. -.r7
For Six Days, beginning July 30. Revival
and reproduction of
by the
s^~ The Beautiful Ship Scene ! _^*J
To-Night at 8. Saturday Matinee.
Frederick Bock in the Cast.
Prices, 10, 15, 25. 30 aDd 50 cents.
"The Drummer Bey of Sh'loh"
Every night. Saturday evening, Aug. 4, the
Great Realistic Drum Solo,
With vivid representations of Actual Battle,
and illustrated by brilliantly illuminated
scenes, fireworks, colored lights and patri
otic music.
JERUSALEM on the day
The Greatest and Most Wonderful Cyclorama
ever painted, 400 feet in circumference and
50 feet in height. Endorsed by the Clergy
and Press.- Open daily from Ba. in. te 10 p.
m. and Sundays from 1 p. m, to 10 p. m.
Fifth street, near Nicollet Aye.. Minneapolis.
Kale Block, Hennepin Ay., Cor. Fifth St.
Opposite West Hotel, Minneapolis.
Regularly graduated and legally qualified,
long engaged in Chronic, Nervous and Skin
Diseases. A friendly talk costs nothing. If
Inconvenient to visit the city for treatment,
medicine sent by mail or express, free from
observation. Curable cases guaranteed. If
doubt exists we say so. Hours 10 to 12 a. m.,
2to 4 and Tto Bp. m : Sundays, 2 to 3p. m.
If you cannot come stale case by mail.
Diseases from Indiscretion, Excess or Ex
posure, Nervousness, Debility, Dimness of
Sight, Perverted Vision, Defective Memory,
Face Pimples, Melancholy, Restlessness, Loss
of Spirits, Pains in the Back, etc., are treated
with success. * Safely, privately, speedily.
No change of business.
Catarrh, Throat, Nose, Lung Diseases.
Liver Complaints. It is self-evident that a
physician paying particular attention to a
class of diseases attains great skill. Every
known application is resorted to, and the
proved good remedies of all ages and coun
tries are used. All are treated with skill in a
respectful manner. No experiments are
made. Medicines prepared in my own lab
oratory. On account of the great number
of cases applying the charges are kept low;
often lower than others. Skill and perfect
cures are important. Call or write. Symptom
fists and pamphlet free by mail. The doctor
has successfully treated hundreds of cases ta
this city and vicinity.
The Best Writing Machine on the market
Call and examiue or send for circular, with
samples of work. Agents wanted. ' Also
agents for Maddens Adding Machine
S. H. 'VO'WEJIjXj <Ss CO
239 Hennepin Aye.. -Minneapolis. *'
226 Wash. Aye. S., Cor. 3rdAve.
Regular graduate. Devoted 20 years to
hospital and special office practice. Guar
antees to cure without caustic or mercury,
chronic or poisonous diseases of > the blood,
throat, nose and skin, kidney, bladder and .
kindred organs, nervous, physical and or j
ganic weakness, gravel, stricture, etc. Acute
or chronic urinary diseases cured in 3to 8
days by a local remedy. No nauseous drugs
used. Hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2to 3 and 7to
8 p.m. Sunday 2to 3p.m. Call or write.
Patent Attorneys and Solicitors. Offices : 10
German American Bank Building, St. Paid:
657,060 Temple Court. Minneapolis; 939 w
The Only Fire-Proof Hotel in
Elegantly furnished and perfect in all
Table and general attendance unsur
passed. Kates as low as any strictly
first-class hotel.
C.W. SHEPHERD, General Manager.
D ! fl M Ift ™ 8 year as nsnal »
il Li li l b We will so with the
*" i* ** fast little Juno, our
own steamer, to any Camp, Cottage
or Hotel on Lake Minnetonka, to
call for and deliver work.
Cascade Steam Laundry,
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Send for Summer Sports Catalogue.
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Office Board of Public "Wokks, ) ;
City of St. Paul, Minn., July 26.1888. \i
Sealed bids will be received •by the
Board of Public Works in and for the
corporation of the city of St. Paul, Min-t
nesota. at their office in said city, until'
12 m. on the Gth day of August, A. D.
1888, for constructing a sewer on Uni
versity avenue, from Brewster avenue
to Cedar street in said city, according toJ
plans and specifications on file in the
office of said Board.* i
A bond with at least two (2) sureties^
in a sum of at least twenty (20) per cent)
of the gross amount bid must accompany!
each bid. • T I
The said Board reserves the right to
reject any or all bids. •
R. L. GORMAN, President. :
Official: : < :*7 "W. F. Ehwix, * V
209-210 Clerk Board of Public Works.
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