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SHOULD CONTINUE REVISING.
The Board of Trade Eliminates
Still More Objectionable Mat
ter, : "~.;'i. .
The beard of trade yesterday took a
step down from the position it has occu
pied—that of finding the city adminis
tration willfully extravagant, whether
the facts bore it out or not. The board
has been in the attitude of pre
paring an indictment on which
ix citizens' ticket could have some ex
cuse for living, and there have even
been some who were unkind enough to
say Mr. Nimocks, in his report, was
building a highway into the office of
comptroller. But yesterday the board
took middle ground. In the report, as
submitted after revision, was this para
The report made by the city engineer shows
(.hat the expenditures for Bewer, curb and
utter, pavement, bridges, etc., Is consider
bly In excess of the figures of the comptrol
ler. Your committee are informed that these
discrepancies between the reports of the
two officers are covered by outstanding obli
gations which had not been met or adjusted
by the time the comptroller's report was
made. These obligations would go far to off
eet the deductions made from the figures
Compiled by Mr. Nimocks as orignally
. Comptroller Holbrook showed its
falsity by producing the engineer's
figures, which show 5,000 in excess of
his own. Mr. Nimocks was absent, and
until he came in several members were
opposed to striking out the paragraph.
In the meantime, characteristic board
of trade discussion ensued, in which the
Eighth ward matter was touched upon.
Finally Mr. Nimocks appeared, and be
ing unable to dispute the correctness of
Mr. llolbrook's figures, the paragraph
was eliminated. The following para
graph was also, after a long discussion,
I have been as*ked what I would do to
bring about a change. First, I would appoint
a strong committee of taxpayers to visit St.
Paul when the state board of equalization
meet, and have the county valuation cut
down at least 25 per cent. I would have both
political parties nominate only such men to
fill our offices as are pledged to do all in their
power to bring about a reform.
The greatest discussion was had over
the following, which as in the original
report and retained there by the re
I would require every candidate for any
State, county or city office, or for the state
legislature, to sign an agreement to this effect
before he should receive a nomination, and
if he succeeded in getting it without, by
packing a caucus. I would follow him up at
the polls and defeat his election. I would
require all political parties to place in their
platform a plank pledging the party to a re
duction of expenditures.
Capt. Merriman made quite a speech
in which he opposed any candidate
whom it might be necessary to pledge
•in advance. The power and ability of a
candidate should be their owu guaran
tee. Judge Atwater believed in a re
form administration, but did not think
the board should go further than to
show that the reform was necessary.
John ~De Leittre closed the discus
sion with a few sensibie remarks. The
matter of city extravagance did not
stand upon permanent improvements,
which people and press had denounced.
The question was whether the expense
of maintaining the city government was
relatively large, Finally this para
graph was stricken out and in its place
was put a recommendation that the
people support for office only men whose
character was a sufficient recommenda
Bank clearings yesterday, 8552,539,05.
The Nicollet National bank sues Charles C.
Hutchins for $400 on a promissory note.
This evening the Lucy Hayes \V. C. T. U.
meets at the Franklin Avenue M. E. church.
Frank Davis was yesterday held to the
grand jury for breaking into the Manitoba
Monday night next a new lodge of K. of
P., to be known as the Franklin lodge, will
B Manager Sterling, of the People's, is pre
paring for an elaborate production of '•Riche
lieu" next week. r
Catharine L. Frost has begun tin action
against George W. Frost for a divorce on the
ground of desertion. ,
Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to
Kenneth McKinnon and Ormie Douglas,
Joseph Spongier and "Mary M. Kelson.
A concert was given at the Swedish hall.
Corner Eighth avenue and Fourth street, last
evening, for the victims of the great fire at
Patrick Kelly, arrested on a charge of rob
bing J. Shackles in a South Minneapolis
saloon, has been discharged, as no one ap
peared against him.
That famous minstrel organization. Hav
ftrly's Mastodons appears at the Grand this
evening, beginning an engagement that lasts
three days, with the usual Saturday matinee.
Sorcn Peterson has begun an action in
ejectment against Lum-in Osmeretal., who
he claims are occupying ten acres of land in
•section 12, town 28, town 24, of which he is
Klvin E. Gay. arrested by Patrolman Han
non on a charge of breaking into and rob
bing several stores on Hennepin avenue, was
arraigned in the municipal court yesterday
and held to the grand jury.
, A small blaze in the roof of C. Simmon's
fur establishment on Nicollet avenue, called
out the fire department yesterday afternoon.
*_ o damage. The place lias been on fire
three times inside of a year and a half.
An examination of candidates for teachers'
certificates, or for admission in the teachers*
training class, will be he'd in the Central
High school building on Thursday and Fri
day, Aug, 'M and .'_. commencing at 9
o'clock each day.
Parties desiring to oiler beard and fur
nished rooms to teachers of the city schools
are requested to send their addresses and .
rates to the office, of the superintendent of
schools. Pleasant boarding places In fami
lies convenient to each of the schools outside
of the center of the city are especially de
"Storm Beaten" is drawing big houses at
the Peoples. Arthur Hum's representation
of "Aurora Horealis" is one of the most at
tractive of features. "Richelieu" is being
rehearsed for next week and a good deal of
extra work will be put on the scenervaud
costumes. The full strength of the "com
pany will appear in the cast, with Theodore
Hamilton as "Richelieu."
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Small Mid-Week Events — Move
ments of the People.
Matson Rice, of the central station, is
Rev. John Stafford has returned from his
J. B. Eustis and Frank Rupert have gone
A. E. Eidenmillcr and wife have returned
from the East.
Miss Mamie Waddick has returned from
her Wisconsin visit.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Ranger and children are
home from the lakes.
Fred Sandhoff and Fred Kletzin have re
turned from the Pacific coast. x
The Baptist Mission Sabbath school gave a
social at Freya hall last evening.
Judge Hicks and family have returned
from their trip on the great lakes.
Mr. and Mr*. Anson North nip celebrated
their golden wedding at Merriam Park yes
The ladies' auxiliary of Dudley P. Chase
post gave an ice cream social last "evening on
the grounds near the exposition building.
Charlie Parker, of the rand opera house,
was last evening presented with an elegantly
upholstered easy chair, a wedding gift from
hie friends in the Secret Sons of Rest.
The Calhoun club gave a farewell benefit
to the Chicago Mandolin trio at the club
house this evening, a large number of gen
tlemen have volunteered their services.
An informal reception will be given Rev
August Dillgien and his wife this evening at
the residence of John Edwards, 500 Eighth
street south. All of Mr. Dillgfen's friends
are invited to be present.
Misses Annie and Gertie Reifenrath, of
Helena, Mont, who are visiting their sister
Mrs. J. 11. Bondy, at 512 Sixteenth avenue
porth, were given a pleasant ■ surprise party-
Tuesday evs ning by Misses Ida Bigenhamer
Till ie Bauchman, Eva Austin. Ida BoLE,
Minnie Weir and Ida Bauchman.
Miss Nina Clough. daughter of Hon. David
_. < ; ngli, was last evening married to Ro
land 11. Hartley, who is employed as book
keeper for the firm of _ lough**_ ros.. at the
East Side Congregational church. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. George R. "Mer
rill. Miss Alice Bobbins, of St. Paul, was
the bridesmaid, and Misses Lelah Clough and
Florence Bobbins were the maids of honor.
B. A. Rose was the best man end 11. J. Put
nam master of ceremonies. After the cere
mony at the church a reception was given at
the home of the bride's parents, 1 (, 03 Sixth
street southeast, at which there were 400 in
vited guests. Mr. and Mrs. Hartley took the
11 o'clock train for the East for a five weeks'
trip. After their return they will make their
home for the winter with the paints of the
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Additional . F_B____pe_la _*e__
Oil the Fourth i*a;r . .
THE "EXPO" IS OPEN.
With Due Ceremony, the Min
neapolis Annual Show Is
Alden J. Blethen Said to Want
to Sit in the Mayor's
George W. Cates Charged
With Large Stealings From
Another Suit Over a Missis
sippi Island—General News
of the City.
The third annual Minneapolis exposi
tion was opened yesterday under the
most auspicious circumstances. The
day was bright and the people happy.
The exhibits were for the most part ar
ranged, aud when the vast audience be
gan to assemble about 1 o'clock the
great building preseuted an animated
scene. The exercises were brief, and
there was no procession, owing to the
fact that the number of "special" days i
rendered it undesirable that the initial
ceremonies should be at all elaborate, j
At 2 o'clock Cappa's Seventh, New
York, Regiment band started the "Star
Spangled Banner," and the strains of
the national air, grandly rendered,
served as a signal to collect the audience
in the amphitheater on the second floor
that borders on the light well. The
impression the band created was highly
favorable as the warm enthusiasm at
tested. On the speakers' platform were
seated, among others, Mayor Ames. At
torney General Moses E. Clapp, W. E.
Steele, A. B. Barton. T. B. Janney, B.
F. Nelson. S. E. Olson and W. G. Byron.
Capt. D. M. Gilinore, officiating as
master of ceremonies, introduced Rev.
Dr. Arthur' Little, of Chicago, who de
livered an eloquent invocation.
It was explained that Gov. McGill had
been prevented from being present by
unforseen circumstances, and Attorney
General Clapp delivered
THE WELCOMING ADORES..
It was indeed an eloquent effort, In
dicating: careful preparation, and was
forcibly delivered. The following is a
synopsis or Mr. Clapp's address:
The history of the world is a succes
sion of epochs or ages. We read of the
heroic age. Then there was a time
when the world was given over to a
spirit of conquest; a time when men
toiled to rear temples and palaces and
adorn them with the choicest works of
art; an age of philosophy, when paean
thought, groping in darkness, 'almost
scaled the heights of truth. We read
of the age of chivalry, when brave men
performed deeds of knightly valor that
they might win the approving smile of
beauty; or inspired by the symbol of
faith, counted death a prize if won
in the struggle to rescue the
cradle of Christianity from Moslem
hands. There was an age of discovery,
an age of literature, which still sheds
its light over the civilized world. But
the present age is pre-emidently a prac
tical age, and especially is this true of
the new world. We stand upon the
threshold of a period of development
that will exceed the wildest dream. We
live in a period when development, re
sponsive to practical needs, outruns
itself. In the transition from the old to
the new we have encountered the most
stupendous task ever "assumed by man.
the task of subduing a continent—
by force of arms, but by the force of
civilization: a civilization, too. that in
the process of conquest is within itself
rapidly undergoing a process of devel
Standing at the threshold of American
development, we might well have paused
in contemplation of the labor before us,
and could we have foreseen the de
mands which our civilization would
make upon itself, we might have held
back in dismay. With the 'energy born
of our surroundings we bent to the
labor before us. But human energy,
unaided, could not have accomplished
the task. Energy alone might have im
pelled a population to the settlement of
a continent as barbarous ages have, in
the past, by the mere force "of courage
and energy, poured their resistless
tides over the face of continents. But
ours was a two-fold mission. Along
with the process of settlement we were
to develop the very civilization under
the inspiration of which we were making
Energy alone, unequal to the task, in
voked the aid of practical science, and a
people so taxed to their utmost readily
avail themselves of the aid of the prac
tical, and hailed with delight every art
and every discovery that could contrib
ute to the work of transforming a wil
derness into the abode of advanced civ
ilization, and our progress proclaims
the triumph of the practical.
We have even crowned the practical
with success in our national and politi
cal life. When tried by civil war, un
aided by the light of precedent, pressing
counter to tradition and teaching, un
mindful of written law, inspired by
patriotism and guided alone by the light
of the practical, we triumphed regard
less of teaching and tradition and the
limitations of the written law. Recogniz
ing the importance of the practical we '
have brought our tribute and laid it
upon its altar, and to-day everything
must yield to the practical. Here and
there schools ot learning seek to expand
the realm of abstract science and re
vive the classic lore of other days; hit,
measured by our growth and rapid ad
vance in general practical intelligence,
they but form a rear guard of our civili
zation. Scholars may win their laurels
—theorists may dream, but success
crowns the efforts of and the world yields
homage to the man of practical thought.
The application of practical thought
to mechanical invention has at times
been looked upon as antagonistic to the
best interests of labor, but every prac
tical invention multiplies the wants
which it seeks to supply*, and ennobles
and dignities the labor which it em
We have met to-day to participate in
the opening of the Minneapolis Indus
trial Exposition. We see around us the
effort of brain and muscle, intelligent
thought and skillful hand, that live in
wood and iron— each wheel and shaft a
tribute of practical skill to the cause of
human progress and lay a. most mag
nificent monument to' the energy, per
severance and liberality of a city that in
itself is a most marvellous outgrowth of
our practical, progressive age.
As we gaze upon these mechanical
wonders, these products of brain and
hand, may we have a keener apprecia
tion of the value of the practical and a,
higher regard for the true worth of
When the applause which greeted the
speaker's remarks died away Mayor
Ames made a graceful response, saying
it was a pleasant duty for him to- wel
come representatives, not only of the
city, but of the state and entire -North
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 1888.
west to the Exposition, an Institution
that is neither owned nor controlled by
monopolies or trusts,- but by the people
themselves. He thought the Exposition
this year would be found to be at leas
better by half than ever before, and be
spoke for it a cordial patronage.
Keller's opening ode, composed for
the occasion, was next rendered by
Prof. Stempf's chorus of 275 . oices, with
a brass band accompaniment. Then
of the opening of the Exposition '. by A.
J. Blethen, who gave a review of the
history of the Exposition that was de
cidedly interesting, while his flattering
comments upon the enterprise and en
thusiasm of the people of Minneapolis
pleased the local pride of his hearers,
and he was several times interrupted
by applause. "There are," he said,
"but four important expositions in the
United States to-day that can be ac
counted more than local. Those are
the expositions of Cincinnati, St. Louis,
Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis.
Those of Cincinnati and St. Louis rep-*
resent largely the southern portion of
the great Central states, Chicago more
generally the whole of the Northern
states, while Kansas City is confined al
most wholly to the Southwest.
"When we recall the fact that hurried
and disjointed as much of our prepar
ations uecessarily were in still more
than 300,000 people passed the gates, what
pride for our people and the enterprise
in hand do we all feel. When a year's
time had elapsed and a fair trial had
been given, you remember how the Ex
position became not only the North
western Industrial Exposition, but the
Northwestern Exposition, aye, a I
national Exposition— for our fame had
traveled so fast ond so far that ■ manu
facturers from the remotest state
sought admission at our doors, and even
the government itself permitted the in
vasion of her archives that* the great
Northwest might witness and admire.
And how the multitude did come forth!
The records show that nearly 500.000
people from Minnesota and lowa, from
Dakota and Montana, from Wisconsin
and Michigan crowded these floors dur
ing the Exposition of 1887, delighted
and informed by what they saw. and
charmed by the melody of that
gifted musician and leader, Liberati.
But now we come to . the doors of
the third annual Exposition of 1.88. If
we surprised you last year the manage
ment mean to astonish you this year.
If the graceful baton of Liberati and
the melody of his magnetic cornet
charmed and held multitudes almost
spellbound last year, we present to you
this year Cappa, that incomparable
leader of leaders, and his far-famed mil
itary band, without a rival in the world,,
the old Seventh, of New York. While
a financial depression, greater to-day
than has existed since 1877, pervades
-the business circles of the country, and
while the people of the United States
will soon be in the midst of a great
political contest, both in stale and na
tion, yet in spite of both I bespeak for
the Exposition of 1888 a heartier wel
come and a grander support than that
accorded to either of the former Exposi
CAPPA IS INTRODUCED.
At the conclusion of Mr. Blethen's
address Signer Cappa was introduced,
and received a perfect ovation, and then
followed the musical programme, at the
conclusion of which followed the start
ing of the machinery.
The Events of the Week."
'the following are the special attrac
tions for the remainder of the week:
Second Day, Thursday, Aug. 23.—
Cappa select programme, afternoon and
evening, greeting to Minneapolis by tbe
Seventh Regiment band. Class in ath
letic and gymnastic exercises.
Third Day, Friday, Aug. Fire
men's day, prizes to be voted to the
most popular fireman of the day. Prizes
given by Patterson _ Dickinson— Hat to
each member of the most popular Min
neapolis tire company. Prize, W. S.
Nott company— for pompier drill, the
great French novelty in fire fighting
and life saving, in exposition building.
Firemen's tournament, in which the
firemen of Minnesota, lowa and Dakota
will participate. Valuable prizes to be
given. . .'.;
Fourth Day, Saturday. Aug. 25.— First
children's day. Popular musical pro
gramme, afternoon and evening, prizes
for children; competition of all kinds.
Prizes by "Big Boston" clothing house
for laughable sports and games. First
pri-jp; suit of clothing ; second prize,
pair of pants, third prize, hat. Detroit
Stove works give a nickel plated stove,
with kitchen outfit; plan to be disposed
of to be decided later.
Cappa's musical programme for this
evening and to-morrow afternoon are as
follows: „ ; . _
The musical pro. ram me yesterday
will be repeated this afternoon.
Overture— Sicilian Vespers Verdi
Duet for two clarionets— Girimeo Gatti
Signor A. Barbera, B flat clarionet; Senorl.
La^alle. _ flat clarionet.
Grand Selection— Flying Dutchman.. Wagner
Ballet Music— Sylvia Delibes
(a) Valse Leutc: (b) Pizzicatti. .
Cornet Tyrolean Air Varie Arban
"March— Frtm Leonor's Symphony...... Raff
Fantaisie— Vision in a Dream.. .' "...Lumbye
Idyl— Mill in the Black Forest.Eilenberg
Synopsis: (a) The Brook; (b) The Mill.
TO-NIGHT'S ATHLETIC PROGRASIME.
The following is the programme for
to-night's athletic exhibition:
Remarkable Evolutions in Hid Air on Fly
ing Kings— J. Scanlon, M. J. Murphy, Geo r_e
Peasley. S. Keliher. b
The Manly Art of Self-Defense— George
Peasley and R. Phales.
Exercises of Strength and Skill on the
Horizontal Bar— R. Most, .J. Saber, Oli
Neisheim, M. J. Murphy, J. Shafer, S. Keli
her, J. Manson.
Acrobatics— Touhey, J. Sebes, J. Shafer
Fancy Club Swinging— S. Keliher and G.
NOTES OF THE SHOW.
The entertainment committee met at ,
the Nicollet house last evening and
completed arrangements for the enter
tainment of firemen next Friday. The
visiting firemen will leave fire depart
ment headquarters under escort of the
old volunteer firemen of the city at 11
o'clock, and parade through the princi
pal business streets, across the river to
East side rink where they will be
served with dinner. At 2 o'clock hose
and other contests will take place on
University avenue near the Exposition
building. After the close of the outside
contests the Pompier corps of our city
will contest for prizes inside of the Ex
position building, when other interest
ing exercises— including presentation
of prizes— will take place.
In 1809 Cappa joined the Thomas or
chestra as first trombone and remained
with it seven years; also played the
euphonium ' With the Mapleson opera
for three years. As conductor of the
concerts in Central park, at Brighton
Beach. Coney Island and at the
Louisville exposition, Cappa has al
ways given satisfaction to both the
promoters and public, a fact which was
signally illustrated in the latter case,
since he was publicly complimented by
the board of managers, decorated by
the festival chorus and elected con
ductor for the following year by a large
majority of the popular vote taken on
the last days of the Exposition.
Friday, "Firemen's day," there will
be a grand banquet at 12:30 p. m. to all
visiting firemen, given by-the directors
of the Exposition, in the East side
skating rink. Large numbers of the
"laddies" are coming in and the exer
cises on that day will undoubtedly be of
most "consuming" interest. Delegates
from La Crosse, St. Cloud, Alexandria,
Sauk Center, Fargo and a host of other
places have written on announcing their
intention of being present and compet
ing for the valuable prizes to be award
ed on that day.
The department of woman's work re
ceives the most unqualified approval •
from the hundreds of lady visitors, and
many are the expressions of enthusias
tic admiration for Mrs. Holbrook, Mrs.
Lewis and Mrs. Ray, to whose efforts
are due almost, if not entirely, the suc
cessful character of the exhibit.
"The Mill in the Black Forest" forms
part the musical programme to-night.
Banning through it are beautiful repre
sentations of the sounds of a mill, the
birds in the woods, etc. The maestro
has several sensational pieces in his
The management was well satisfied
with the attendance yesterday, the
night being largely in excess of the af
ternoon. The directors expressed them
selves as more than satisfied with the
excellent appearance of the Exposition,'
though, as usual, its management were
far more in readiness with their part of
the show than the exhibitors. !
Feyv people are aware of it but this
band, Cappa's Seventh 1 Regiment, is
thirty years old it having been organ
ized in 1857. Of course not all the pres
ent players have been with it that lone
but that is the age of the organization.
Cappa's band rendered a magnificent
programme last evening, yvhich yvas lib
erally applauded. The organization is
a fine appearing one, and seems to have
"caught right on." ;.".. I I.
._ Walter 13. Rogers, the cornet soloist,
is a native of Delhi, Indiana, He ;is
only 23 years of age but is a • wonderful
musician. He succeeded Liberati. . ;
Prof. Cappa wishes it understood that
he will always respond to any "request"
for a particular piece of music. ._ " .',
FOR MAYOR. 1? t
•'Cv* ; --*-': '*-.. •■'*''" i:
A Representative Republican
' Seeks That Nomination. in "."j
The name of Alden Jay Blethen has
been "mentioned" as a candidate for
mayor on the Republican ticket It
is . thought by the gentleman
and his friends that he^:. is
a fitting representative to head
the party's municipal ticket. Mr. Bleth
en announces that he does not
intend to leave the city, and his
recent sale of his interest* in the Jour
nal places him in a position to contrib
ute his share of "the sinews of war."
A perusal of the address he read at the
opening of the Exposition yesterday is
sufficient to convince any one that the
nomination is due him. By all means
let this earnest and representative Re
publican be nominated. .
CATES UNDER ARREST.
Efforts to Suppress, the Case
What Is Said About It.
Notwithstanding the fact that a tre
mendous effort was made to keep the
affair quiet, the arrest of George W.
Cates, for some years past the book
keeper and cashier of Hugh Kirk wood,
the agricultural implement dealer on
First street south, is now public prop
erty, and yvas the subject of much com
ment yesterday. It appears that on
Tuesday afternoon the legal adviser of
Mr. Kirkyvood secured from County At
torney Davis a warrant for the arrest of
Mr. Cates on the charge of embezzling
some _>,000 belonging to his employer.
This warrant was placed in the hands of
Deputy Sheriff Lucker. He found Cates
at his desk in Mr. Kirkyvood's store and
placing him under arrest, took him into
the municipal court. John M.Miller ap
peared as Cates' attorney, Cates waived
examination, and was bound over to the
grand jury under bonds of .7,000. which
yvere furnished by H. C. Peterson, the
grocer, and Dr. Hutching. After this
Cates yvas released. As all persons con
nected yvith the case have made strenu
ous endeavors to keep the matter quiet,
it yvas not generally known that Cates
had been arrested at all. Mr. Kirkwood
yvas seen yesterday, but declined to
make any statements in the case. Cates
has been employed by Mr. Kirkyvood for
nine years as cashier and bookkeeper,
and has always borne a good reputation.
It is now claimed that for some years
past Cates has been spending more
money than he earned, and some of Mr.
Kirkyvood's friends even went to him
and suggested that some or one of his
employes might be robbing him. Mr.
Kirkyvood laughed at the suggestion,
but made an examination of his books.
Whet he found led him to call in an ex
pert, yvho, after making a careful exam
ination, had no hesitation in declaring
that the man yvho had had charge of the
books had been doing crooked work 'and
robbing his employer of from .2.. to .-.5
peryveek. Mr. Kirkyvood did not want
to cause Cates' arrest, and, calling a
council of Cates' friends, asked the
bookkeeper to explain matters. Mr.
Cates could not do it, and insisted that
he had done nothing wrong. It was
filially proposed that if he yvould tell
where the money had gone, and would
make restitution as far as possible; the
matter would be dropped. Again Cates
declared his innocence, and Mr. Kirk
wood decided to let the layv take its
course. While he yvould say nothing
as to v. hat amount of money had _ been
taken, it is generality . understood that
the amount will exceed .5,000. Mr.
Cates' friends claim that is all a terrible
mistake, and that yvhen the case comes
to trial he will be able to explain every
thing to the satisfaction of all con
cerned. Mr. Cates resides with his yvife
and children out on Chestnut avenue,
and is well known in Minneapolis,
where he has many friends. He is yvell
known in society circles, and has never
before been touched by a breath of sus
A SINGULAR SUIT.
Another Mississippi Island Shown
to Be Valuable.
William Burfenning, yvho , several
years ago was the owner of a piece of
land lying between First street and the
river, just north of the mouth of Bas
sett's creek, has begun an action against
the Omaha railway company for the
possession of three sand bars, yvhich
have been formed • in the river
a short distance from the river
bank and just opposite to the
property yvhich he formerly owned, and
which he says is worth .20,000. Burfen
ning sold his property to the railway
company several years ago, and the land
is at present covered yvith railroad
track and forms part of the defendant's
railroad yard, and since the sayv mills
have been removed from the falls to a
point north of the Plymouth avenue
bridge, the booms and piers placed in the,
river, have changed. the current so
that what yvere formerly sand bars cov
ered yvith water, except when the river
was very low, have by the accumulation
of sayvdust and drift Wood from the sayv
mills above become part of the main
land, and have for the past two years
been covered yvith a dense growth of
willow brush.' A short time ago the
railway company commenced to fill
in this loyv land so as to extend
their yard, and while filling it in
allowed Hall & Ducy. D. C. Davis &
Sons and C. M. Douglas & Co. to dump
sayvdust and rubbish from their mills
on the low land. Burfenning has there
fore applied to the court for an injunc
tion to compel these parties to desist
from dumping any more sawdust on the
land in question and asks for an order
of the court to compel them to remove
what they have already damped there.
He has also begun an action against
Hall & Ducy for .7,000 damages on ac
count of the destruction of the growth '
of willoyv brush yvhich formerly covered
the sand bars.
HOW TO TEACH.
Topics Discussed the Second Day
of the Institute.
The school teachers who swarmed into
the institute, held at Curtiss hall yes
terday, looked as syveet as peaches,.,
clad as-they were in soft, white dresses.
They were all deeply interested in the
exercises evidently, as not one rushed
to the window when the fire department
went tearing by in the street beloyv once
during the day. The* attendance ? was
even larger than on Tuesday. "Miss
Sprague opened the "morning session,
with a talk on reading. She was'
followed by Prof. Niles, yvho told of the'
best yvay to teach geography to the
young ideas. Prof. McConnell spoke
on the best methods of teaching his
tory, and Prof. Curtiss turned the in
stitute into a writing class yvhile he
shoyved hoyv penmanship should be
Dr. J. H. Dunn, the city physician,
followed Prof. CurAiss, and yvhen he ;
stepped onto the platform calmly laid a
skull and several human bones on . the
table. Some of the ladies screamed
yvhile*" others looked as though they
wanted to leave. The doctor gave a
pleasing talk on physiology, illustrating
his words by means of the pretty white
bones. The session closed yvith a tall*;
on kindergartens, by Mrs. Hay ward.
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Premier Mercier, of Quebec, denies that it
ever yvas the intention of his .overnment to
convert the provincial debt 5 and 6 per cents
into 4 per cents without the consent of the
present holders of the bonds. If the holders
of 5 and 6 per cents are opposed to the
scheme it will be dropped. . . .;.*•• - •
IT WAS A MERE FARCE;
The Mafcen Charges Against Smith Are
THE FIGHT IN THE FOURTH.
An Utter Failure to Make a Case
A. D. Smith, the Democratic orator of
the Fifth ward, ran down the stairway
of the muuicipal court, yesterday, four
steps at a jump, and when on the side
walk let out a triumphant whoop : .
"Oh, the beast This will cost him
Smith was jubilant; the court had
just dismissed the criminal action
brought against him by C. B. Maben
under the Whitman law; and had dis
missed it, too, after hearing the testi
mony for the state without . requiring
( anything from the defense. The charge
was that Smith, as an inspector of the
recent Democratic caucuses in the
Third precinct of the Fourth ward, had
virtually "stuffed the ballot box" and
corrupted the primary, though it did
not say so in so many words. . Smith
has been boiling over with indignation
ever since, and when the case was called
yesterday, he could scarcely keep his
seat, so anxious was he to give his testi
mony. W. H. Donahue and C. F.
Baxter" appeared for him, and it
SMITH CROWS FOR VICTORY.
required their united exer
tions ' at times to subdue
his exhuberance. County Attorney
Davis, of course, represented the state,
, and as it was apparent when the first
• witness finished that nothing could be
: found against Smith, he • determined to
make it pleasant all around and get in a
sly rap at the Democracy whenever an
!j opportunity offered. There was abso
. lutely nothing that could in any. way
' connect Smith with improper or incor
rect methods. It appeared that a mo
i tion was made by Maben to have all
voters registered," which was voted
'» down. Then P. 11. Gibbons had made a
■ motion to have the names and resi
dences of voters announced as they en
. tered the door to vote, but whether this
',* was carried or not the . witnesses could
n not say. A Mr. Cratty testified that he
had challenged a voter, but he was not
s sure the challenge was heard* and next
• moment the crowd had swept the voter
'-! by. He did not know the voter was a
. non-resident, but he merely suspected
him. A hack driver named Emerson
said he had brought out a hack
load of men aud let them out
at '- the creek, for which he
was paid by another backman named
Welsh, but as he could not connect
Smith with this or show for what pur
pose he hauled the men, the testimony
was ruled out. Attorney Davis pleas
antly guyed each witness as Maben
brought them on, and joined in the
general laugh as one after another they
proved to know nothing. The laugh
"was hearty when it came out that
Maben had gotten out a ticket with
Ames' picture on it and headed by his
own name, though he was not au Ames
Finally Maben took the stand, and
seemed very much put out that a cruel
court would not allow him to tell all he
heard in addition to what he knew. Mr.
Davis assured him that, what he had
been informed was not what he knew,
but Mr. Maben's knowledge, it ap
pealed, was confined to what he had
heard. He was sure the caucus was not
run right and that non-residents had
been permitted to vote, and he in
sisted on it, but he could
give no names or details. This
ended the state's testimony and
County Attorney Davis leaned back in
his chair and wii.k.'d at the defense. It
had been a burlesque all through. De
fendant Smith immediately jumped up
to be sworn, but his counsel pulled him
down and before . a motion could be
made the court dismissed the case.
□ "Shall I transcribe this testimony?"
asked the stenographer.
"Yes, 1 want it all," replied Judge
Bailey. "I particularly want that
about the hackman and his load of men.
There is another case pending and there
may. be something in this." This is the
case of George R. Seaton, who is
charged by Maben with having ran in
Down on the sidewalk, A. D. Smith
was surrounded by his friends and con
gratulated, some of them cautioning
him against saying anything that would
make trouble. "I have Maben on the
hip," exclaimed Smith. "This whole
thing was malicious from first to last,
and I propose that he shall pay for it.
I've been damaged at least $4,000 and I
propose to sue him for malicous prose
cution." • __.--..
"Come along, Smith," interposed a
i friend, "we'll talk of damage suits later
THE FLOUR OUTPUT
Lightly Decreased— Exports Small
—Better Prices Expected.
As a result of nearly all the West
side mills being shut down Friday after
noon, the flout* output of last week
showed a decrease. The total produc
tion of the week was 164,900 barrels
averaging 27,483 barrels daily— against
174,800 barrels the previous week and
140,450 for the corresponding time in
1.87. Three mills, with an aggre
gate capacity of 2,000 barrels, stopped
Saturday and are not in operation now.
The eighteen mills left in operation tire
running at a fair gait, but one or more
may- possibly be shut down in a few
aays. With the advance in wheat,
prices of flour have been marked up
15 cents and 20 : cents per barrel,
and' most millers feel pretty' strong.
This has had the effect of check
ing business, and the mills are mak
ing a good deal more flour than they
are selling. A few of them are storing
here to limited extent. There is com
paratively nothing doing for export, the
continued high ocean freights keeping
the foreign trade reduced to small lim
its. Local millers are very much exer
cised about .the damage done to the
wheat crop by frosts. While reports on
this matter are somewhat conflicting,
there is little question but that there
has been very serious damage " done
throughout the northern wheat belt.and
that the corn crop will be much re
duced in grade, if not in yield. It will
probably be necessary for the grain to
be threshed, and possibly ground, be
fore the full extent of the .injury- is de
termined. Millers," however, believe
that a very hard crop is before > them to
mill, and that flour made from old wheat
will be much sought * after in a few
weeks. The direct exports of flour last
week were 68,800 barrels * against 75,600
the preceding week. -.*
NOT BLUE STOCKINGS, THEY.
The Kappa Kappa Gamma's En
joy :an Informal Fete.
A Greek letter fraternity of girls is
horribly suggestive of corkscrew curls
and blue stockings, or at least of a Vas
-like severity of mien and profund
ity of information. To know that the
Kappa Kappa Gamma- fraternity is in
convention at Minneapolis is to pict
ure to one's self a collection of
maidens of uncertain age who would
smother one with a dissertation on the
Whichness of the Was, or utterly crush
and demoralize one with an oiled quo
tation of Liebnitz, Spinoia or Kant;
but the fact is that the group of dele
gates who compose the fraternity is
made up of as gleesome . and
charming a lot "of girls as
ever read a French novel or chewed
gum. As they assembled at
Capt. J. N. Cross last night,' one might
have thought their knowledge of Greek
touched only upon Apthrodite, leaving
Athene carefully locked up in the fra
ternity hall at the university. Capt.
Cross entertained the delegates at an
informal fete, last evening, and to-day
the business of the convention will be
resumed. The sessions are dead secrets,
but if the veil could be removed it is
doubtful if the proceedings yvould be of
special interest to the world at large.
The faternity has a strong member
ship at the university, the • Chi chapter
having been organized some years ago.
Among the alumni are the following
ladies of Minneapolis: Mrs. Asa Wil
cox, Mrs. Jamison, Mrs. Preston
King, Mrs. George Partridge, Mrs. Gil
man Smith, Mrs. Frank Snyder, Mrs.
Fred B. Snyder, Mrs. C. C. Lyford,
Mrs. T. E. Byrnes, Mrs. S. H. Knight,
and the Misses Bertha G. Camp, Marie
Folwell, Mary A. Powell, Helen I.
Marrs, Anna Marston, Mary Todd, Kate
Cross and Bessie Lawrence. The resi
dent members from other chapters are
Mrs. F. B. Maulc, Mrs. D. F. Simpson,
Mrs. C. W. Cameron, Mrs. S. B. How
ard. Miss May Williams and Miss Carrie
Egelston. .. . : . .
Liars and Libelers to Meet.
The following epistle from the ready
pen of the chief of the Libelers' Union
of Ball Players explains itself:
I notice my name in connection with
the attorneys' base ball club. I never
kneyv of any such _n organization, but
always kneyv tnat gentlemen attorneys
were yvilling to aid any charitable insti
tution, so if you want to play base ball
with the lawyers upon the condition
that all gate receipts shall go to any
charitable institution which may be
designated by the leading neyvspaper
men of this city, the nine of each side
to be lawyers and newspaper men with
out exception, we will meet you and
beat you at the date proposed.
* J. C. Worrall. .
Visitors to the Exposition.
When in the city call at Linehan's, 23
Washington avenue south, yvho keeps
the finest Liquors and Cigars in the
BROOKS— Hubbard Brooks, for thirtv
three years a resident of Minneapolis, died
yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, at her resi
dence, 416 Tyvelfth avenue N. E. Mrs.
Brooks was 67 years old. and highly es
teemed by a large circle of acquaintances.
The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock to
SITUATIONS WA*_*___l_ .
HO ____!>„ it - Young American
Widow just from the East desires a po
sition as housekeeper, or will t_ke charge of
hotel in some mining town, city or country:
can give good references. Address Mrs.
Lillian E. Stensou, P. O. Box 408, Minneap
olis, Minn. 232-237
FLAT— A tirst-class flat suitable for small
family at 221 Central ay. Apply to
Rosenfleld Bros., 200 Washington ay. north,
L ___£___*_ _____ Advances made on
clothing, boots and shoes and general
merchandise, by A. S. Lovett _ Co, wholesale
commission merchants, 121-123 Washington
avenue north, Minneapolis. Minn. 236-237
SAFE— a good fire-proof safe,
1.200 to 1.8:0 pounds. Address V. . \V,
Palm, Delano. Minn. ■ ■ 234-
STOKE .— small stores, near Milwau
kee depot, plate glass fronts, suitaole
for retail business or offices. Apply Rosen
field Bros.. 200 Washington ay. north. Min
neapolis. ■ 230-36
The people's theateD
I MINNEAPOLIS. § i
To-Night, After Tyvo Weeks of Preparation.
1 THE FAMOUS j
I STORM-BEATEN I
~ THE SPLENDID
Everybody should see the beautiful "Au
rora Borealis" Next Week— Grand Revival—
"Richelieu." Doors open at 7:30; perform
ance begins at 8:30.
Prices: 10, 20, 30 and 50 cents.
Commencing Thursday, Aug. 23,
The Haverly-Cleveland Efforts • Combined.
SO ARTISTS SO
■Seats on sale Tuesday.
PENCE OPERA HOUSE
Every night and Wednesday and Saturday
BY UNIVERSAL REQUEST,
Prices: 10, 15, 25, 30 and 50 Cents.
JERUSALEM on the day
of the CRUCIFIXION!
The Greatest and Most Wonderful Cvclorama
ever painted, 400 feet in circumference aud
50 feet in height. Endorsed by the Clergy
and Press. Open daily from Ba.m.te 10 p.
m. and Sundays from 1 p. m, to 10 p. m.
Fifth street, near Nicollet Aye., Minneapolis.
STATE OP MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF
Hennepin, District Court, Fourth
Judicial District. ■..-;,
In the matter of the assignment of Charles
A. Danielson for the benefit of creditors.
Notice is hereby given that Charles A.
Danielson, doing business as C. A. Danielson
& Co., of the city of Minneapolis, in said
county and state, has by deed in writing:
dated Aug. 16. 1888, made a general assign
ment to the undersigned of all his property
not exempt by law from lew and sale on
execution, for the benefit of all his creditors,
All claims must be verified and presented
to the undersigned for allowance.
Dated Aug. 20, 1888.
JAMES V. McIIUGH, Assignee,
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. .
SEASON HAS COMMENCED.
- We carry a full line of Guns,
Rifles, Revolvers and Am
munition at manufacturers'
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426 Nicollet Ay., Minneapolis. »
The Big Show Is Booming"!
The Big Show Is Booming I
Thousands of Delighted Visitors ', !
Testify to the Success of the
WHICH IS PRONOUNCED
THE ACME OF EXCELLENCE!
The Superb Art Gallery is Enthusiastically Endorsed,
1 CAPPA'S WORLD-RENOWNED BAND
I- — of
50 ALL-STAR SOLOISTS SO
Is Received With HURRICANES OF APPLAUSE. ;
.m ;''•;.-; Don't Fail to Witness the
[ Great Athletic Exhibition!
I THIS EVENING FOR A
I NUMBER OF HANDSOME PRIZES
I<d__wW_ Don't Fail to Witness the ___ WG a
Great Athletic Exhibition!
THIS EVENING FOR A
NUMBER OF HANDSOME PRIZES
25c A DMISSIO N I*%c*
•4_bWW_ W^XART GALLERY 10c. I ___ %J .__ a '
jg- FRIDAY, FIREMEN'S DAY !
ESTABLISHED 1874. 'M
Big Boston Clothing Store!
mrr _; ' _ TTI MIJhTISrEAFOLIS. j
WE MANUFACTURE OUR OWN CLOTHING. !
DO YOU WEAR PANTS?
The consuming capacity of the
American people is estimated at
Six Billion Dollars per year. A
good* slice of this amount is ex
pended in Pants. We have them all
colore, sizes and prices.
WONDERFUL ARE THE POSSI
BILITIES OF A LITTLE MONEY.
Those of our readers who are
casting about for a cash purchase
of Clothing, Hats or Furnishing
Goods will believe it if they will
visit the BIG BOSTON.
A THIN OVERCOAT.
We can fit you with size and
please you in price, for we have
them all sizes and prices.
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You are looking for the value of your .
money in Clothing, don't forget that to
avoid moving our large stock we have
, i marked everything down to the cost of
manufacturer; and don't forget that we
make our own Clothing. You cannot get
better value for your money than .by deal
• ing with the
D T X Clothing House,
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The Only Fire-Proof Hotel in
ABSOLUTE SAFETY FROM FiRE!
Elegantly furnished and perfect in all
Table and general attendance unsur
passed. Kates as low as any strictly
C.W. SHEPHERD, General Manager.
226 Wash. Aye. S., Cor. 3rd Aye.
MINNEAPOLIS. : MINN.
Regular graduate. Devoted 20 years to '
hospital and special office practice. Guar
antees to cure without caustic or mercury,
chronic or poisonous diseases of tne .blood,
throat, nose and skin, kidney, bladder and
kindred organs, nervous, physical and or
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., *2 to 3 and 7to
Bp. m. Sunday 2to3p. m. ( all or write.
Northwestern College of Commerce
Complete * Business Course. The Common
Sense Plan of Business Training Through
Business Transactions made by the Pupil.
INSTITUTE OF ECLECTIC SHORTHAND.
Students Fitted for Corresponding and Re
porting. Training on the CaligraDh and
Remington typewriters. Individual In
struction. Penmanship free. Stenographers
- furnished businessmen. H. L. Rucker.Pres
Ident. 221 Second ay. south, Minneapolis.
f TEETH CHEAPER
Than any place in the
ORIGINAL AND ONLY
Don't Pay if Yon Are Hurt. • .
37 Washington Air. S., - Minneapolis.
DO YOU WEAR THIN CLOTHING
No outlet for money that you can
turn to-day will yield so mucu
comfort. . :, ' j
Spare a moment as you take __&
train for shore, mountain or comta
try. Your comfort for the montj
may depend on your sparing it t<i
day. Both price and sorts deserve
it ten times over.
Our manufacturing establishment
in Boston employs Three Thousand
men and women. 'All clothing fof
our stores in Boston, Providences
Harttord, New Haven, Worcester
and Minneapolis are -.supplied
.directly from it. \ „
REMEMBER, WE HAVE NO MlD*'
DLEMEN'S PROFIT TO PAY. |
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Hare Block, Hennepin A_,Cor.Fifti»s2
Opposite West Hotel, Minneapolis:
Regularly graduated and legally qualified
long engaged in Chronic. Nervous and Skis
Diseases. A friendly talk costs nothing. If
Inconvenient to visit the city for treatment
medicine sent by mail or express, free fron_
observation. Curable cases guaranteed. M
doubt exists we say so. Hours 10 to 12 a. M.i
2 to _ and 7 to 8 p. m; Sundays, 2 to 3 p. mj
If you cannot come stale case by mail. j
Diseases from Indiscretion. Excess or Ex!
posure. Nervousness, Debility, Dimness oil
Sight, Perverted Vision, Defective , Memory'
Face Pimples, Melancholy, Restlessness, Loss
of Spirits, Pains iv the Back, etc., are treated
with success. Safely, privately, speedily.
No change of business. . ,
Catarrn, Throat, Nose, Lung Disease.
Liver Complaints. It is self-evident that 10
physician paying particular attention to _
class of diseases attains great skill. Event
known application is resorted to, and th l
proved good remedies of all ages and couiM
tries are used. AU are treated with skill In .
respectful manner. No experiments are
made. Medicines Drepared 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,
Ssts and pamphlet free by mail. The doctor
as successfully treated hundreds of cases __
this city and .vicinity. *>«
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The Best Writing Machine on the market.
Call and examiue or send for circular wl_3
samples of work. Agents wanted . ' !___
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