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TWO PUBLIC CHARACTERS.
It was between midnight and 1 o'clock.
The rumbling, jingling street cars had
ceased to disturb the night; the clang
of cable bells was heard no more. A
great city was wrapped in slumber that
was broken only by the measured tread
of an occasional belated pedestrian,
or the noisy wheels of a rattling hack.
Rice park was hushed as the tomb,
save for the musical plashing of the
fountain waters, which fell upon the
night air in sweetest melody.
Suddenly there was a great change.
The waters fell as if in a succession of
angry protests; the leaves rustled un
easily, apparently forewarned of the
fierce blast that a moment later came
shrieking through the city's boasted
beauty spot, sweeping the subtle
fragrance of the myriads of blos
feoms to the four winds of
heaven. A Globe reporter who had
been drawn to the spot enchanted, be
came strangely imbued with fears of
impending danger, and slunk into the
shadows of a huge maple. A moment
later and a dark cloud obscured the
clear sky, the winds moaned through
the branches, and her fierce blast fol
lowed, and with a swish and a swirl a
6trange objtct came floundering to the
ground, and again there was silence. A
few seconds intervened, then the
leaves rustled uneasily again, the winds
moaned, andja second apparition .'glided
swiftly to the sround, alighting a few
feet from its uncanny precursor, where
both strange objects could be dimly
seen through the darkness.
"Who are you?" demanded the first
"Who are you?" returned the second
"I'm the Municipal Court Investiga
tion. Who arc you?"
"Well, I'm the Chamber of Com
merce's Idea of Retrenchment."
"And what are you doing here?" de
manded the investigation.
"I've been out tending to business."
"What do you do?''
"Keckless city expenditures and high
"And salaries are high, are they?"
••Suffering Moses, yes! There are
clerks in some of the departments get
ting as much as ?40 a month.
"And the expenditures are reckless?"
'"There's nothing like it."
" And you're supposed to kick about
" That's my busiuess— and that's
where I get the worst of it," said the
Idea in confidential tones.
"How's that?" asked the Investiga
" Well, you see, we change directors
every year. Our board recommends
great outlays one year, and I'm ex
pected to howl about it the next. See?"
" Clearly. So your board recom
mends city appropriations?"
"Every Monday morning. They'll
tackle the Spokane sufferers Monday."
"But wouldn't it look better for the
business men who have been receiving
the patronage of the fire victims to
make liberal donations, and "
"Sh!— Say nothing; they know their
gait. But, to change the subject, what
are you here for?"
"Nothing," replied the Investigation
"No. I'm a loafer. I've never done a
tap since I was brought into existence."
•'And you stay where?"
"Out of sight. I amounted to some
thing for a lew days, but, alas, no one
knows me now,"
"And you can make nothing?"
•'Not a cent. No one will ever ac
cuse me of having been boodled."
"And what are you for?"
"Give it up."
"But there's an election coming on,
"Sh— Say nothing!"
And, na the two uncanny figures
moved slowly out of the park, the trees
ceased to shudder, the fountain waters
resumed the melody that had been so
rudely broken, and Rlee park was itself
again. The reporter, stealthily follow
ing, overheard the Idea remark that the
city ought somehow be. made to stand a
round of drinks, as it turned up College
avenue towards Capt. Berkey's resi
dence. The Investigation continued on
up the hill, and was last seen roosting
on a hitching block, peering tluough
the bars of the. gate leading to Capt.
ONE ACTION, TWO DIANAS.
There was wild consternation in a
John street residence the other night.
The trouble was occasioned by the ac
tion of an enterprising police officer,
who on fi n rl i 11 £f the back door of the
liouse open, began a tour of the interior
by the searching light of a bull's eye
lantern. The officer is one of the oldest
men on the force, and his bravery has
never been questioned even by his
worst enemies, but the wild shriek
■which saluted him as he entered one of
the lower apartments of the dwelling
was calculated to make even the stout
tst heart quail. In vain he assured the
terrified occupants of the room that it
was only a "cop," and conjured them
not to be alarmed, there was a man in
the room, and even though that man
represented the law in all its majesty,
and announced his coining with trie
gleaming rays of a lantern, there was
no pacifying the elder of the two
maidens, who lay, on the entrance of
the man in blue, sweetly sleeping
'neath the light folds of a soli
tary sheet. The glare of the lant
ern in the faces of the sleeping
fair ones was the signal for the discord
above chronicled, and while the older of
the two girls pointed with one bare,
beautiful arm at the open door and bade
the intruder begone, the other was en
gaged in a frantic endeavor to wiggle
the sheet over a pair of dainty feet,
which protruded from beneath its folds.
The "cop" says he never was so sur
prised in his life as when he ran across
the two Dianas instead of the looked-for
burglar, and it's safe to say that the
£irls will not forget the incident for
some time to come. The back door is
always locked at 10 p. m. nowadays.
ST. PAUL PARK.
Mrs. J. E. Merritt left for Chicago this
morning for a six weeks' visit.
Mrs. C. E. Ovenshire, of this place,
and her father, of Detroit, Mich., left
Thursday for a ten-day sojourn at Yel
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Runyon gave a
birthday party last Tuesday, it being
the eleventh anniversary of the birth
day of their daughter Nellie.
The watermelon social given by the
Baptists, at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. William Fowler, in Newport, last
Tuesday evening, was a very pleasant
affair. About lif'ty were present.
One of the brilliant events of the
week was the social given by the Ladies'
Aid Society of the Methodist church, at
the residence of Mr. and Miss Jonesjast
Wednesday evening. Over 100 were
The suit of Church vs. Laramy, to re
cover $15.50 for repairing and painting
an old buggy, came before a jury in
justice court last Tuesday. The jury
disagreed, and it was again tried Fri
day, resulting in favor of Church.
About a hundred society people of St.
I'aul Park and Newport gave William
Moore, of Red Rock, a very agreeable
surprise last Tuesday evening. They
presented him a very beautiful and
costly antique oak secretaire, to com
memorate his services as lay preacher.
Prof. Tlnt-le" s Benefit.
To-night a grand sacred concert will
be given at Hotel Lafayette, Minne
tonka Beach, by the choir of Christ
church, assisted by Mrs. S. T. Harris,
soloist, and Thiele's complete orchestra,
the event being the benefit of the favor
ite conductor, Prof. Thiele. The
double-track "Manitoba" is the only
line to the spot.
U/l lv are your rooms vacant? An ad in the
*'•'/ Globk will rent them.
Laying: the Ropes to Succeed
Merriam in the Govern
As a Stepping Stone to Power
in the United States
Distant as Election Is, the
Political Undercurrent Is
The Haste With Which Snider
Corrected a Small Polit
"Politics never rests."
This sage remark has been variously
credited to John W. Willis, George F.
Totter, J. C. Williams, T. E. Byrnes and
numerous other aspiring young thinkers
of both parties. But, from whatever
weighty source it may have sprung, the
fact that it contains a grain of salt is
evidenced in that even now, when the
echoes of the last campaign have scarcely
died away, there Is a great deal of quiet,
earnest bustling going on. It is true
that all of this hustle is confined to the
party of God, morality, a-id W. W. Dud
ley; for the Prohibitionists work with
out hustle, and the forlorn Democracy
has nothing just now to hustle about —
except to hustle out of the offices which,
for a brief and glorious term, they held
under the administration of the la
mented Grover. The bar of four
years which was placed be
tween the Republleau hustlers
and the flesh pots of governmental
snaps has only sharpened up the keen
desire of possession, and from Windom
down the scale of snaps to Sam Xichols
there is an energetic anxiety heavily
fraught with portent— and amusement.
There is the governor, lor instance.
Though Merriara has just succeeded
stowing away a quarter of his term,
deep-laid plans for the successor are
already under way.
The most startling piece of informa
tion is that Windom is an actual candi
date lor that seat, and witli the assist
ance of Tim Byrnes, K. Li. Evans ami
the republican leacue. is laying the
rope to succeed Merriam. Windom
does not care for the position for itself,
but merely as the means to an end. He
has a certain ambition— very bold, high
and dark— and to its gratification he has
chosen the support of the army of pat
ronage lie is now dispensing over the
diminished heads of Davis, Wnshburn
and fuur or five contrresumen from
Minnesota. A year aco it was the
universal belief that Wtndom
was a political recluse, sequestered from
the world of politics in a monastery of
his own (and his enemies'! building, but
Harrison gave him a hypodermic in
jection of official elixir, and now there
creeps through his veins a wild longing
to find the fountain of perpetual office
and power. He wants to be a senator
from Minnesota. He had this in view
when he sought to couple his name with
prestige in the election of Washbum:
and now he seeks to become governor as
the most ready stepping stone to public
place and favor.
Of course he will fail.
Merriatn wants a renomiuation and
will get it, and the Wiiuioni crowd will
About the time the campaign opens
next year it will be Merriam against the
field, 'and anything to beat Merriam.
Several candidates will send dele
gations to St. Paul, but ultimate
ly the fight will resolve itself
into two factions, Merriam and anti-
Merriam. The latter will contain all
the Windom men. all the Mc(till men
and all the Gilman and Scheffer men.
It will be an array of disgruntled kick
ers, and will be opposed by the organ
ized Republicans of the state, which
will ultimately win, and Merriam will
again make a hot and golden campaign.
What Tim Byrnes and his Republican
Leairue friends will do, between Win
dom and the deep sea, is an interesting
question to ponder.
Down in Nicollet county it seems
pretty well settled McGill will be a can
didate. From South Minneapolis comes
the intimation that the Scandinavians
will have a strong candidate, but
whether it will be Knute Nelson, Albert
Rice or Halvor Steenerson, is not civen.
Gilman certainly will not come forward,
and Albert Scheffer lives but for re
venge. The friends of W. K. Todd
will light the fires of a religious
war, and the backers of Capt.
James will vigorously apply the bel
lows. Every sore and disgruntled mem
ber of the party of high taxation will be
on hand next year, and all of the bile
and venom will be poured into the fight
for governor. It will be a howling clr
Some one said Capt. Snider, of Min
neapolis, was a candidate.
Such an intimation appeared in an ob
scure paper and was shown to the cap
tain. It stirred him up from the bald
spot to box toes. He expects a second
congressional term, and this announce
ment threatened his prospects of aid
from friendly quarters. Without doubt
Merriam had been shown the same
thing, ami the mischief was already at
work. Hastily seating himself, Snider
dashed off a letter to Merriam, assuring
him the newspaper squib was the pur
est figment ot an enemy's imagination,
without foundation in fact. A special
delivery stamp was plastered on, and
the letter sent. Ten minutes later Sni
der feared the mails were too slow, so
he rushed to the telegraph office and
sent a dispatch to Merriam:
Kewspaper assertion that I am a candidate
for governor all bosh. Jiothiug is further
from my thoughts.
After this was issued, Snider was easy
for half an hour, but the anxiety re
turned, and finally he boarded a train
and came to St. Paul, where he found
the governor with letter and telegram
before him, wondering what the deuce
it all meant. Snider produced the
newspaper squib and made his explana
tion, whereupon, over a cobwebby bot
tle of Pomery, all doubts were cleared
away. Snider will be a candidate for
congress once more, and there will be
no friction between him and the presi
dent of the Merchants' banlc, even
when the president, during his second
gubernatorial term, shall lay the wires
to succeed Cush Davis in the United
States senate, which is the summit of
his young ambition.
These things are all in the future, of
course, but political affairs are well
taken when taken in advance.
As far as that goes, there is a move
ment on foot now in Minnesota to set
up a delegation that will help down
Harrison for renomination in 1893. The
claim is made that Harrison is doing
everything for Harrison and nothing for
the party in the way of appointments,
and a prominent Republican said yes
terday that all senators and congress
men "were systematically declining to
recommend Harrison men to appoint
ment. The old soldiers are disgruntled,
too. and some of them, in Minneapolis,
have inserted a clause in thsir constitu
tion that "other things being equal, they
are not bound to support the Repub
lican party." When the men with six
teen ounces of lead in their backs, be
low the belt, feel this way, there is
great demoralization in the party that
saved the Union.
There has been a lull in the division
of the spoils lately, and siDCO Col. Ed
wards was appointed collecter of cus
toms the only thing to relieve the mo
notony was the fact that Col. Bob
Evans' brother got a position in Min
neapolis. He was a rank outsider, as
they say of racers, but he got there be-
I cause the popular Bob "made such a
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hard play for him," as a Republican
phrased it. The war between Davis
and Washburn has quieted down be
cause it has been decided to allow Dis
trict Attorney Baxter to complete his
term, and meantime Gene Hay and Hal
vor Steenerson preserve an outward
show of friendship. Adolph Biermann,
in the interest of Scandinavians and
civil service, will also remain for the
balance of his term, leaving Dannen
hower, Silth and Marcus Johnson,
backed respectively by Davis, Wash
burn and Windom, to bite their nails
and await the outcome of time.
It might be incidentally mentioned,
by way of conclusion— a sort of walnuts
to this political menu— that when the
proper time comes to inaugurate the
Windom boom for senator, Thn Byrnes
is run for state senator from the Fifth
ward district of Minneapolis, and have
charge of the campaign. It may just
chance, too. if it is an off year, that Tim
will be flattened out, and his handsome
face peer at the political horizon from a
bowl of very unpalatable soup.
WANTS AN ELECTRIC TEST.
Col. Barr Makes Such a Proposi
tion to Mayor timith.
Col. Barr, vice president of the St.
Paul City Railway company,has written
a letter to Mayor Smith in relation to
electric power on the street railway, as
proposed by the new ordinance. The
letter is as follows:
I have taken the liberty of addressing
you, as the chief executive and repre
sentative of the city of St. Paul, on the
very important subject of the adapta
tion of electricity as a motor power for
street transportation. The want of
some other power other than animal is
and has been felt for a long time, not
only here, but elsewhere. This want
has been the occasion of large expendi
tures of money in experimenting with
devices of different kinds.
Electricity lias been and is in use to
day, with its enemies and fiieuds pretty
evenly divided, and has made many
rapid strides towards perfection within
the last few months. But to my mind it
is yet a very grave question, and one that
should not be decided without careful
consideration. The average electrician
will tell you that there is no longer auy
question as to its adaptability and com
mercial value, but we must all be
guided to a certain extent by the fact
that this same electrician is interested
in the disposal of his wares at a profit,
the evidence of which is that there are
several electric supply companies in the
field. We have the Thomson-Houston,
Sprjxgue, Daft, Bently-Knight, Short,
and several others, most of them differ
ing only in minor parts, either of which
has no hesitancy in "sitting down" on
his neighbor, and declaring: that he
alone has the only and proper system:
For your information I desire to
quote from an electrician of reputation
Next to the safety of electricity as the mo
tive power for street cars, the reliability and
certainty ot continuous operation is of the
Kren lest" importance to both the public and
street railway owners. To be successful an
electrical railway must be able to operate its
cars at all limes with equal facility, in all
kinds of weather, during severe cold as in
heat ; through the rain and snow as during
the sunshine; when the trnek is covered with
mud, snow ami ice, as well as when clean;
under the most unfavorable circumstances,
as well as the most favorable.
In the first place, the circuit "nust na^s
from the trolly wire above down through the
motor to the car wheels, and good metallic
contact must be provided at all times be
tween the wheels and rails, or the circuit will
cense to pass through the motor, and the car
will stop. It is well known to street railway
managers that it is utterly impossible to keep
a trade clean and free from mud. except in
dry weather during Hie summer. In winter
the rails become covered with snow, ice and
frozen mud. Sometimes the wheels do not
come in metallic contact with the rails for a
hundred yards at a stretch. Even during
dry weather, with only a thin layer of dust
on the rails, this system is troubled by a par
tiul breaking of the circuit or contact be
tween the wheels and the rails, as is
shown by the continual sparking and
flashing under the wheels, which is
so well shown at night in the cities
ot Richmond, Va., Dayton, 0., Pittsbure, Pa.,
and other places where these roads have
been in operation during the summer, When
motors are run in parallel, one great source,
not only of delay but Of expense, is the con
tinual burning out of the armature. Hun
dreds of armatures have been destroyed, and
as soon as the armature coils burn the car
must stop, and then be pulled to the repair
shop to nave $'200 spent on It before it is
ready for service. Look at the history of
roads in Montgomery, Ala. ; (Thomson
(Houston); llichmond, Ya. (Sprague) or
Mansfield. 0. (Daft), where an average of
one armature per week is lost, with ouly five
cars in the city. On the 3d day of August
last every car on the Salem, Mass., road
(Spraßue) was tatcen off the road for repairs,
and traffic entirely suspended.
I could go on quoting from this au
thor, but desist, and only quote what I
have to show that this, like all ques
tions, has two sides.
The necessary "salt" must also be
taken with this author's criticisms, for
the reason that he is advosating the use
of electricity by another system; and
had I the time or desire.l think his "sys
tem" could be punctured to about the
same extent. Having taken consider
able interest In watching the progress
of electricity as a motive power, I feel
that it is my duty, not only to the com
pany I represent, but to the public to
whom we look for patronage, to make
the attempt to lay this question before
you in as short and terse form as possi
Would it not be better for both the
company and the public to put ourselves
in such shape as may be necessary to
make a complete practical test of this
question, and ascertain whether we
have made a mistake before encumber
ing all the streets with what might
prove to be a useless device and a nui
It has only been a short time since
the city council of Minneapolis sent
their committee on streets to visit the
different parts of the country and look
over the question of street transporta
tion by the different methods. As I un
derstand it, they arrived at the con
clusion that while electricity seemed to
be doing ralrly well, they did not
think enough of it to recommend that
anything more than a thorough test be
made, and that some one line should be
set apart for that purpose.
1 say without reserve that the time
has arrived when the question should
be solved in a practical way, but I do
not believe toat it would be a good busi
ness policy for either the St. Paul City
Railway company or the public to enter
upon a scheme so large as this and
cover the whole city with something of
which we have no positive knowledge,
and uo information to be had excepting
from those who have the goods for sale.
In conclusion I will say that the St.
Paul Cily Railway company stands ready
to make this practice test, and is ready
to do so and leave the public say wheth
er it is a success or not, and whether it
shall be extended to all lines in the city
upon which it is practical to operate.
Mayor Smith was absent from the city
and his views of the proposition could
not be obtained. Col. Barr said last
"It looks a little foolish to invest $200.
--000 in an electric plant before a careful
practical test is made. It will cost fully
$50,000 to make the test, but it is worth
while. Ido not care which present line
is used for the purpose, but perhaps tho
West Seventh would be the best."
Recent Vacancies Filled and Com-
At a recent meeting of the state board
of asylum trustees ex-Lieut. Gov. Barto
was appointed president, vice J. W.
Daniels resigned, owing to sickness.
First Assistant Superintendent William
son, of the Midaleton, N. V., insane
asylum has been offered the position of
superintendent of the new asylum at
Fergus Falls. Dr. Williamson is an al
lopath. It was decided there should be
four assistant physicians at each asy
lum, one of the four to be a lady. Dr.
Mclntire, of St. Paul, was chosen one of
the new assistants for St. Peter asylum.
The salaries of the attendants have been
revised ; head attendant on each male
flat, an office just created, was fixed at
$27 per month: on the female side it was
fixed at $30. Female attendants will re
ceive from $10 to $16 and $12 to $18, and
watch women from $14 to $16 and $15 to
$20 per month.
BELLS IN THE BELFRY
Which Ring Out the Quarter
Hours of St. Paul
The Quintette of Brazen
Throats Whence Come
Mechanism by Which the
Court House Bells Are
"Westminster Chimes" and
How They Originated and
HE crowning glory
of a woman is her
hair." The city
iilory is its clock.
The clock, already
famous in its way,
with its huge white
dong" bells, stares
everybody in the
lace and is the
nightmare or noc
hobby is the clock. It is with
him in his daily walks, with him when
he dlues and with him in his dreams.
In fact he loves that massive piece
of mechanism aud music, and never is
so happy as when he can talk to some
body about it or listen to the rhythmic
tont-s of the bells as they toll out the
"Westminster Chimes." '".Ding, Ding,
Doug, Day," is the song of the clock
every quarter of an hour from "early
morn till dewy eve." Dr. Day always
liked the Elliot clock, which strikes the
"Westminster Chimes" on steel gongs.
He has one at his home, and it
was from listening to the music
of - his family clocK that he con
ceived the idea of getting something
similar for the city hail. Nearly three
years ago he began corresponding with
Eastern clockniakers and bell founders,
and at last found what he wanted in the
clock that now rings from the tower of
the hall. "Curfew will not ring to
night," says the poet. "No. but the
town clock will," says Dr. Day. The
clock, a massive thing, weighs 20,000
pounds, not including the weights. The
dials, which are ten feet i.v diaiii-
pwj___o_2aoL __\ i
nra t^ t
THE OLD STYLE.
eter, are on the four slde3 of
the top of the tower, about 200
feet from the ground. On the floor
below are the bells, five ponderous
metal domes; the one below that the
clock machinery, and on the one below
or the fourth story of the hall proper
hang the weights that make the wheels
go 'round. The machinery of the
clock is of too intricate a nature to ex
plain fully, and as the sayips goes, "It
must be seen to be appreciated." The
bells are all stationary, and are struck,
by ponderous hammers, worked from
below by levers. The bells are tuned
in the keys of "a," "b,» "g," "d," and
"a" "b" weighs 700 pounds, "a,"
1,000 pounds; "g," 1.550 pounds; "d,"
3,500 pounds and "c," the father of
them all weighs 5,250 pounds. This
latter bell is called "Dr. David Day,"
and haa that name engraved on Its
bronzed surface. "Dr. David Day" Is
the bell on which is struck the hour,
and en the smaller ones the chimes.
The hammer which strikes the side of
"Dr. David Day" and causes it to belch
forth the "hours o' day" in hollow,
brazen, yet melodious tones, is some
what of a curiosity itself, as it weighs
a hundred pounds all told, and raises a
heieht of two feet before it comes
Oh, hollow bell.
Oh, horrid knell.
That tolls the hour of doom.
Oh, fearful leaden tongue.
Oh, dreadful brazen mouth,
Which clangs the doom of shrinking souls.
The hammers for the other bells range
from forty pounds up, according to the
weight of the bell. The clock is worked
by weights, made up of iron disks
weighing 125 pounds each. There are
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BTJXG BY MACHINERY.
three of these weights in all, one weigh
ins 2,000 pounds for working "Dr. David
Day." another vveighing 2,500 pounds,
for the four bells constituting the
chimes, and a third weighing 200
pounds, for the working of the clock.
Each weight has a run of fifty-eight
feet, and is wound up once a week.
The clock, with the exception of the
Centennial clock, in Philadelphia, is tHe
farces! chime clock in the United States,
aDd was built by the Seth Thomas Clock
company of Thomaston,Conn., expressly
for the Centennial exhibition. The cost
of it, including the bells, was a little
short of f 10,000 and is considered by the
court house commission as cheap at
A Globe reporter climbed up into
the tower yesterday, and remained
while the hour of 12 was struck. First
the chimes jangled out sixteen notes,
as clear and sweet as though struck on
a piano. Then the huge hammer on
the "Dr. David Day" descended, and
the big clock told the hour of noon.
When the latter bell was struck the
very tower seemed to shake, but, des
pite the intense vibrations, there was
music in that volume of sound which
hurtled itself over the entire city
and awakened the echoes away
up the river. At the quarter
hour four notes are struck ; at the half,
eight; at the three-quarters,twelve, and
at" the even hour sixteen. The "West
minster chime" is familiar to every
Englishman, and was first used by the
founder of the bells in Westminster
Abbey. This founder was in love with
Haudel's music, and conceived the idea
of using some of it in his chiming Dells.
The English people became so much
enamored with the music of the West
minster Abbey bells that the "West
minster chime" was adopted as the
official chime for every public build
ing. So that listening to the
forty notes struck on the bells each
hour eight changes and forty bars of
Handel's music are heard. No tune is
played, simply a rythmic strain from
Handel. If four more smaller bells
were added to the five, the key could be
chanced at will and almost any tune
played. The city hall clock has already
acquired fame in a modest way, and
many people have come from distances
to hear the bells ring. Dr. Day re
ceives letters every day concerning
them, and feels justly proud of his
"sweet jangling bells."
A POINT OF ETIQUETTE.
Consensus of Opinion That Hats
Should Be Worn in Elevators
With Ladies Present.
"Is is proper for a man to remove his
hat while riding in an elevator with a
That is a question of etiquette which
has been widely discussed, but never
definitely settled. The Globe to-day
presents the opinions and decisions of a
number of gentlemen whose qualifica
tions to decide this important question
cannot be doubted. It will be noticed
tnat those who say "hats on" greatly
outnumber those who cry "hats off."
Therefore, it will not be fashionable in
the fnture for gentlemen to uncover
their heads while riding in elevators
with ladies. It might al6O be stated,
as a warning, that it will not be alto
gether safe for gentlemen to remove
their hats in the elevators at the court
house. There seems to be a strong feel
ing — bordering on indignation— against
the practice in that particular locality.
The following quotations show the
Auditor Kain— lf a man wants to be
extremely polite he should remove his
hat while in an elevator with a lady.
Sometimes I am extremely polite and
sometimes I'm not.
Mike Egan— l'm a gentleman in every
climate and I always lift my hat when
riding in an elevator with a lady.
N. B. Ganyaw— ln my opinion a man
who removes his hat in an elevator is
otf his mental balance.
Custodian Bertbaume — Oh, 1 guess
it's proper to take off your hat, but I
doii't know why.
Dick Murnane— Why should we idol
ize woman to that extent? If things
keep going ou in that line, we will soon
see fellows wearing out their trousers
by droppiug on the knees every time a
lady enters an elevator. I never take
off my hat, and I'm not baldheaded,
B. W. Armstrong— You may quote me
as saying the same as Judge Egau on
the subject. I don't know what the
judge has said about it, but I'll swear
that he's just about right.
Assessor Ilarroun— An elevator is
what might be called a perpendicular
corridor. Now, in walking along a hall
with a lady you wouldn't take off your
hat. Why should you do so in an ele
Judge Egan — When you enter a street
car you don't remove your hat. W.hy
should you do so in an elevator?
Sheriff Bean— lt's what I call far
fetched etiquette. I have noticed that
nine out of ten men remove their hats
upon the entrance of the rosy-cheeked
maiden, while only about one of ten
take of their hats to the old woman in
the calico dress.
City Attorney Holman — From a legal
standpoint, 1 don't believe there is any
law compelling a man to remove his
hat while riding in an elevator with a
. lady. Nor do I know of any rule of
etiijuete governing the matter. It must
therefore be a matter of individual
County Commissioner Boyd— Now,
sir, you have asked me a question that
1 take delight in answering. I will say
most emphatically that a man should
keep his bald pate covered while riding
in an elevator whether or not there are
any ladies present. This rule also ap
plies to men who have no bald spots.
Paul Lavallee— l've sat behind too
many big hats at the theater to say that
it's proper for a man to raise his hat to
a lady in an elevator. If it wasn't for
violating the acknowledged rules of eti
quette. I would never raise my hat to a
lady— not even in a parlor. That would
be just retaliation, you know.
THE Nr)W OLYMPIC.
The East Seventh Street Theater
in Shape for the Season.
The new Olympic theater, which now
stands completed on the site formerly
occupied by the crazy old structure
which for many years did duty as head
quarters for theatrical variety in this
city, is a very handsome little house,
and speaks well for the enterprise of
tiie eenial Col. Conley. The seating ca
pacity of the new nouse is 1,200; the ex
treme height inside 52 feet, and
stage dimensions, 50x30 feet to the cur
tain. There are nine dressing rooms
below the stage, and aside from the
stage are two others for the
stafa. The frescoing of the interior
is elaborate and beautiful, and
altogether the new house is a very
pretty one. The new theater will be
opened Monday evening, Aug. 19, the
attraction at the opening being Mile.
Ormand ; s Midnight Matinee company.
The drop curtain is being painted by
the well-known scenic artist. Charles
F. Thompson. A new departure in the
conduct of variety theaters will be the
Thursday evening performance at the
new theater. That evening will be set
apart each week as ladies day, and
upon that day no liquors will be sold in
the building, the intention being to
make it possible for Ladies' to witness
the presentation of a variety entertain
ment of a character upon which the
most prudish may tcaze without a blush.
Nine births and five deaths were bulletined
at the health office yesterday.
D. Getty & Co. hare brought suit against
lirainerd C. Stover to recover $104.70 on a
The -.rife of John Zirkelbaoh, police ser
geant, is lying dangerously ill at their hume
on Yankee street.
A. K. Ivatz, representing the firm of A. R.
Katz & Co., of New York, on the coast, is in
the city visiting friends.
A meetiue of the Primary Teachers' union
wijl be held at the rooms of the Y. M. C. A.
this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Bant clearances yesterday were $440,583,
--54; for the week, 53.000.667.07; for the
corresponding week last year, $3,501,403.16.
The Diamond Jo Hue steamer Pittsburg is
on a sandbar at Prescott. Freight and pas
sengers will be transferred by rail over the
Aid. Yoerg is acting mayor. Mayor Smith
having packed his grip and departed for a
few days' hunting and fishing in the Park
region. He will return to-morrow.
A still alarm of fire at 10:30 lnst night ttbs
caused by a blaze in the attic of N0. 2 Eneine
company's house on Wacouta street, near
Seventh. The damage was slight.
William McCullough. who was seriously in
jured a few weeks ago by the caving iv of an
excavation in which he was working, is re
covering rapidly, and will be out in a few
The council committee on streets will meet
to-morrow night to consider the various
street railway franchises now before them,
which will be reported to the special council
meeting Tuesday uigtit.
There will arrive iv Minneapolis to-mor
row, over the Burlington route, sixty gentle
men, composing the Xew England delega
tion to the National Forester's convention,
to be Held in that city during the coming
Marriage licenses were issued yesterdny to
Jlatts Sesndmau and AnDieM. l>egaretrom,
John J. McHugh and Kate Maley, Henry
Harper and Tenuy Blackmail, Robert w.
Clark and Gertrude Rockwell, John Koffirl
and Annie nines.
The residence at 517 Wabasha street was
entered yesterday afternoon by a sneak thief,
who succeeded in purloining a gold watch and
chain, a pocketbook and several articles of
jewelry belonging to Mi6S Nelson, an occu
pant of the house.
Henry Miller, a young fellow who was re
cently released from tbe workhouse, where
he served time for burglarizing a Jackson
street shoe store, was arrested and locked up
again last night as a vagrant. Miller gave
the officers a lively chase, stopping only
when two shots were fired after him.
A nine-year-old boy named Jobunie Lynch
was fatally injured about 5 o'clock last night
by the falling of a sand bank out on Grotto
street, under which he was playing. The
little fellow was smothered before assistance
reached him. He was the son of Stephen
Lynch, a laborer employed on the city street
The Ladies' Guild of St. Mathews parish,
St. Anthony Park, will give a summer festi
val and hop at Machinery hall, state fair
grounds, Thursday eveniug next Various
social clubs of 8t Paul will attend. The
dancing area will be illuminated aud deco
rated. The affair wil be a social event ot the
Herman Eulenberg, charged with contempt
of court, was given a hearing before Judge
Wilkfn yesterday. Sometime ago Marie A.
Eulencerg secured a divdrce from Herman,
■who was ordered by the court to pay ali
mony of $10 a month. The divorced hus
band has neglected to abide by the order of
the court, and he will probably be punished
for contempt. Judge Wilkiu has the case
An adjourned meeting of the directory of
the contractors' and builders' board of trade,
held yesterday, appointed the following com
mittee to make tue necessary financial ar
rangements for the entertainment of the
members of their national convention, viz. :
Benedict A. Cox, chairman, Timothy Rear
don, Mark Costello, Phillip Rcilly, Charles
Lauer, 6. J. Grant and G. Bonn. Other com
mittees will be tilled at subsequent meetings.
ST. PAUL PERSONALS.
D. A. Murphy, of Brainerd, Is at the Claren
F. R. Wright, of Port Huron, is a Eyan
John Cooper, of St. Cloud, li at the Mer
S. J. Pierce, of W inona, is stopping at the
J. G. Smith, of St. Cloud, was at the Ryan
H. W. Noble, of Dcs Moines, is registered at
James McHale, of Shakopee, is stopping at
J. B. Diment, of Owatonna, is a guest at
J. P. Meagher, of Mankato, was at the Mer
James A. Collins, of Duluth, registered at
the Ryan yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Score, of Toronto, Can.,
are Windsor guests.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Luce, of Chicago, are
registered at the Windsor.
Leonard Btandesinp, of Becorah, 10., was a
guest at the Windsor yesterday.
J. Baited, of Gayville, Dak., arrived at the
Merchants' yesterday afternoon.
Thomas W. Hart andM. Sheehan, of Pargo,
were at the Merchants' yesterday.
J. H. Upham, an extensive dredging con
tractor of Duluth, is at the Merchants.
P. Jorgenson. a Red Wing business man,
was at the Windsor yesterday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Allen, of Hastings, were
among the guests at the Clifton yesterday.
E. C. Torrey, of Aberdeen. S. D., accom
panied by his wife, was at the Clifton yester-
Miss Winnie Quigley, of Watertown. Wis.,
Is visiting her sister, Mrs. E. J. Foley, at the
Among other guests at the Merchants' yes
terday were G. M. Barber, of Crookston, and
W. E. Peax, oj bioux Falls, Dale.
A number of houses will be neefted at
the new Minneapolis stock yards soon
as the packing houses start up. An op
portunity is offered enterprising build
ers with capital to erect cottages for
sale, or for men of means to build houses
for the employes, to rent or buy on
monthly payments. See F. G. James
for information on the subject. 400
Oneiria block, Minneapolis.
Closing out all Ladies
Light-Colored Low Shoes
at nearly half-Price.
$4.00 Tan Oxford Ties,
$2.50 a pair.
Children's $1.50 Tan
Oxford Ties f $1.00.
Ladies ' $2.00 Kid Com
mon Sense Oxford Ties,
All Summer Goods
$3.50 Calf Sewed Shoes
for Men are the best Shoes
made for the money! We
are daily sending them
all over the West. Thou
sands are wearing them
We send all goods C.
0. D., subject to approval.
is ST. PAUL.
Open Evenings. Shoes Made
Opp. Post office. to Order.
Lumbermen & Builders'
Comer Seventh and Cedar Streets,
ST. PAUL, MINN.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Architects, Etc., Etc.
Elegant offices to rent on reason
able terms, ready for occupancy,
At Building, Room 214.
Great Early Sale
Still in Progress !
Undiminished throngs continue to crowd our Cloak Department daily.
Every garment in our establishment, from the lowest to the highest
grade, bears the following' guarantee:
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j= Edward Lister, Factory, Bradford, England. §j
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££ these plushes are made 2^
Expressly for and sold exclusively «°
■ t= in St. Paul. Minn, by go
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I©3 East Serce^ntti Street.
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HOW MANY HAVE WE SOLD? Just 3s7 since July 21, the day we
advertised them the first time, to last night. Why is it that we Bold
more Plush garments than any house in the Northwest? . .. i
LISTEN— fact of the matter is that this summer, when the
buyers of other firms were enjoying the cooling breezes of the lakes, or
the invigorating atmosphere of the ocean, our buyer was melting in the
workshops of the world's largest Cloak manufacturer, where, under his
own supervision, over 1,000 Plush garments were made up at a time
when labor was cheap and material low; and we are thus enabled to
Sell Plush Sacques Now
At prices fully one-third lower than they can be duplicated for later in
ESPECIAL NOTICE H&1
Parties not prepared to pay outright for a Winter Cloak at present,
can s cnre one of these beautiful garments -by making a deposit, and
pay the balance at their own convenience until wanted, to Dec 1.
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
163 EAST SEVENTH STUEET,
NEXT TO CORNER OF JACKSON STREET.
NEW HOUSES FOR SALE!
Just in course of construction. All modern
conveniences. Hardwood finish on first floor;
natural pine on second. Bath, Laundry, etc. Every
These houses are located on Selby avenue, one
block from cable cars.
Will sell cheap and on easy terms.
313 JACKSON STREET.
356 Jackson Street,
ST. PAUL. i MINN.
Speedily cares all private, nerrous chronl
ana blood and akin diseases of both sexes,
without the use of mercury or hindrance from
business. NO CURE. SO PAY. Pri
vate diseases and all old, lingering cases,
where the blood has become poisoned, caus
ing ulcers, blotches, sore tnront and mouth,
pai is in the head and bones, and all dis
eases of the kidneys and bladder, are cured
for life. Men of all ages who are suffering
from the result of youthful indiscretion, or
excesses of mature years, producing nervous
ness, indigestion, constipation, loss of mem
ory, etc., are thoroughly and permanently
Dr. Feller, who has had many years of ex
perience in this specialty, is a graduate from
one of the leading medical colleges of the
country. He has never failed in curing any
cases that he has undertaken. ru-esa:id
correspondence sacredly confidential. Call
or write for list of questions. Medicines Mot
by mail and express everywhere free from
risk and exposure.
Architectural Iron Work I
Founders, Machinists, Blacksmiths ans
Pattern Makers. Scud for cuts of coY
umns. Works on St. P., M. &M.R. R_ \
near Como avenue. Oflice 102 Fourta
street, St» Paul. C. M. POWER, Seer©. ■:
tary and Treasurer. ■ ...'.
Men's Genuine Porpoise ll.de shoes. Prle# : ' "
$7; or our celebrated $3.50 Cl,f Sewed Sho I
sent ('. o. D. on . approvaL ioTtring thf
Shoe iTau. St. Paul, aina,