Newspaper Page Text
Additional City News on Page 6
A BOARD OP PUBLIC WORKS.
The Republicans are already laying
their wires for the legislative schemes
to be pushed through to place the con
trol of municipal affairs in the hands of
the elect few. just as they took the con
trol of the police force from a Demo
cratic mayor and turned it over to
a commission to be appointed by a
power they could control. The next
scheme is to create a board of public
works. At the annual meeting of the
Union league Monday night, E. M.
Johnson, the architect of the police
commission scheme, who now spurns
the child of his own creation, trotted
out the board of public works dodge,
and gave it the weight of his personal
indorsement, which will have influence
with the leaders of the Republicans, no
• • •
C. A. Pillsbury also advocates prac
tically a board of public works, al
though, with his usual adroitness, he
doesn't say so directly, but urges taxa
tion upon abutting property, and the
grading of streets from a general fund.
He is also strongly impressed, it is
noticed, with the desirability of having
some of the very best business men
and heaviest taxpayers in a position to
act as a check upon the younger and
more enthusiastic element of our city,
» • •
There were many other citizens
equally as prominent and influential as
Messrs. Johnson and Pillsbury, who are
decidedly opposed to any such central
ization of power as is proposed by the
board of public works plan. A. T.
Ankeny yesterday, in an interview with
a Globe reporter, spoke very decisively,
and his remarks can be taken as an ex
pression of the opinion held by many.
* ♦ *
"I see," he said, "that certain Repub
licans, notably E. M. Johnson and C. A.
Pillsbury, are trying to work up a feel-
Ing in favor of the establishment of a
board of public works. They may as
well save themselves this trouble, for
such a board will never be estßblished
in this city. It would be more odious
than the police commission. Such boards
are fruitful sources of jobbery and
corruption wherever they exist. It
would be simply an attempt by the use
of arbitrary power, possibly through a
state executive, to override the will of
the people in managing their local con
"The main intentionlof such a measure
would be to change our present system
of each ward raising its own tax for the
grading and care of its streets
Into a totally different system
whereby the cost of such grad
ing would be asseseed upon the
abutting property. No sane man can
doubt that our system is by far the best
and most economical. Each ward is
now allowed to levy a street tax vary
ing from one-half mill to three mills.
A one-mill tax. for instance, in the
Fourth or Fifth ward, will pro
vide a fund of about $50,000
annually. In the less wealthy wards it
may require two mills to provide the
same amount ; but that amount is amply
sunicieut to care not only for the im
proved streets, but to open up and
grade many others in the outlying por
tions of the ward. The fund comes
equally from all property. Under this
system we are making good headway."
"On the contrary, if the abutting tax
system be adopted there would be a
mania for opening up and grading
streets beyond necessity. The tax to be
assessed would in many instances be a
virtual confiscation of the property. St.
Paul is full of instances where enormous
expense has been saddled upon "
poor men to grade by their property
in order to benefit somebody beyond.
To give up our system for that would
be to bring upon our people unnum
bered woes. There are two things this
city will not do. First, establish a board
of public works, and secondly, confis
cate property under the pretense of im
>roving it. If that is to be the issue,
■»t it come."
A season of tragedy will be inaugu
rated at tho Grand to-night, when Sal
vini will make his appearance in his
world-famed characterization of Othello,
the Moor of Venice, in the portrayal of
which he has no living equal. Every
production given by the great actor or
nis company will be accorded magnifi
cent surroundings by Manager Conklin.
as well as Manager A. M. Palmer, in
the way of special scenery, properties
and effects throui. ho it. The company
has been highly praised for its individ
ual work by the St. Paul press.
Henry E. Lee will present at the
Grand the first half of next week a new
and very meritorious melodrama entitled
Despite the snow storm last evening
there was a large audience at the Har
ris theater to witness the third produc
tion of "Capt. Swift." The genuine
merit of both play and company seems
to be dawning upon amusement-goers,
and it is likely that during the balance
of the engagement good audiences will
De the rule. There will be a matinee
"A Clean Sweep" is attracting fairly
good audiences at tho Bijou opera
The Civil Suit Against C. B. Ma
ben to Be Tried First.
The case of "Free Lance" Maben,
charged by A. D. Smith with criminal
libel, was continued over the term yes
terday. The plaintiff is hot after Ma
ben's scalp, and the case was to have
come to trial Friday, but Col. J. C. Rip
ley, the attorney for the defense, ap
plied to Judge Hicks for the continu
ance, which was granted. It seems
that Smith has a civil case against
Maben for damages to the extent of
510,000 for libel, and the defense was
desirous of having it finished before the
criminal case was neard. The civil case
may not come up before next term, as
there was a motion made to strike out
part of the answer, and have the plead
ings modified, when the case came up a
few weeks since.
A CHILLY METHOD.
Windows Taken Out of a House to
Make It Unpleasant.
Mrs. Mary Connor, an old lady of
about sixty years, began suit yesterday
against the Hall-Shiplin Lumber com
pany to recover $5,200 for personal dam
ages. The case has something to do
with the title of an island in the river
neat the Plymouth avenue bridge.
Patrick Kane, a son-in-law of the plaint
iff, took possession of the island about
eighteen months ago, and built upon
the property. The defendants objected,
and according to the complaint took out
the windows of the house with the in
tention of making It untenable. Kane
claims he has the authority of the mu
nicipal court for his possession of the
South Minneapolis High School.
Aid. Parry is agitating the subject of
the location of a high school building iv
South Minneapolis, and has called a
public meeting forthe consideration of
the subiect to be held at the old build
ing of the Bloomington Avenue Presby
terian church, Friday evening, to get an
expression on the subject. The site
for the building most favorably re
garded is at the corner of Jiloomington
and Twenty-sixth street, aud there is
another at the corner of Cedar avenue
and Twenty-fourth street, which has
been considered somewhat. As the
board of education meets next Wednes
day the importance ot attending this
meeting is urged upon the citizens of
South Minneapolis generally.
THE MILLING COMBINE
Looks More and More Like
a Dead Sure Cer
The English Syndicate Now
After the C. C. Washburn
The Moore Case Bids Fair
to Last All Win
Thomas Lowry Talks Vaguely
About His Street Car
Although several Minneapolis papers
scoffed at the Globe's assertion re
cently that a milling: combine is proba
ble in the near future of Minneapolis,
developments are gradually coming to
the surface which indicate the entire
correctness of the statement. It is now
seported that C. A. Pillsbury, as man
ager of the English syndicate, has
made an offer for the lease of tne
three C. C. Washburu mills now
operated by the Washburn, Crosby
company. Mr. Pillsmiry's recent trip
East is said to be to effect this transfer,
but he euiDliatically denies it. It is said
that this offer was made to the Fidelity
Trust Company of Philadelphia and
was at 8 per cent annually on a valua
tion of §I,(KK),UOO, the lease to run
a certain term of years. Should
this deal be consummated, the syndicate
would then control half of the capacity
of the Minneapolis mills. The Pills
bury A and B. the Palisade, the Arcade
and the Lincoln arc already under their
control, and with the Washburn mills
would make the aggregate output
amount to 22,800 barrels of flour per
day. The total daily capacity of the
Minneapolis mills is 33.575 barrels, and
with the three outside mills controlled
in Minneapolis makes the whole amount
WILL. *»TAY WITH US.
Ihe Moore Divorce Case Will
Probably Outlast the Winter.
From present indications the Moore
divorce case was but the skirmish of
the advance guard in a battle which
will be waged with accelerated fury in
the future. The case, it is said, will
not be appealed, as was Jrumored, and
Attorney Lane has given it out
that it is his client's intention to
brine; a new suit, on the ground that
Moore's severest accusations against
his wife were made alter the suit was
begun, and during the time that he was
striving to secure evidence that would
criminate Senator dough. Mr. Lane
claims that the assertions set forth in
the answer in the case are sufficient
ground upon which to ask fora divorce,
considering the flimsy excuses, as he
calls them, upon which are based the
"malicious and groundless charges."
On the other hand, Attorney Lams is
more warlike than ever, and hints at
weighty evidence which he possesses
and intends to use against his adver
sary. He gives as his reason for think
ing that Clark was bought up, the fact
that "he testified that Nov. 18 he had
but $2.50 in his pocket, and, upon being
questioned by me, he stated that he had
made no money from that time until
Dec. 23. when he left my service, but
had paid his board and other bills. If
everything had been paid," continued
Laing, "where did he get the money?"
In connection with this far-reaching
and salacious case is a suit pending in
the district court of W. G. Shaw vs.
"Dr." Moore for the support of Mrs.
Moore and her daughter since An*. 28,
ISfcS. Mr. Shaw is the father of Mrs.
Moore, and the sum said to he owing for
board is 81.000. The trial will prooably
arouse considerable interest from its
somewhat lively connections.
ELECTUIC AND LOVVBY.
He May Go Into the Lightning
There was an extra curl to the locks
on the brow of Thomas Lowry, Esq., of
Lowry Hill, and a satisfied smile chased
itself over the southwestern slope of his
cheek as he discoursed upon electric
rail ways yesterday and matters connect
ed with his own little one in particular.
Mr. Lowry stated that he had not
fully decided which system would
be eventually used upon his line,
of the three at present in use, the
Thompson-Houston, Daft and Sprague.
"1 believe all three of the systems have
proved successful ; but lam not quali
fied to judge," said he. "The selection
will depend upon the report of Mr.
Goodrich and Mr. Wise, who are now in
the East looking up the matter." He
stated that, although some pretty low
figures had been quoted by the electric
companies tor power, he would prob
ably run it himself in the end, as he
could then have absolute control
of the entire machinery, and such
accidents as happened on Tuesday
might be avoided. "You see," he said,
"we should have two sets of machinery,
so that if one should fail us another
would take its place at a moment's
notice, and thus make a certainty that
travel would not be impeded." He said
that he was well satisfied with the
action of the council, and that the
strengthening of the Washington ave
nue bridge was a foregone conclusion,
from the fact that the motors weighed
something in the neighborhood of seven
tons, and the structure should be made
to carry the weight without danger of
"I can not tell you," said Lowry,
"when we will be enabled to let the
contracts for furnishing us with elec
trical supplies. Those who can give us
the material in the shortest space of
time will undoubtedly be given the
Mr. Lowry has not as yet signified his
foimal acceptance of the council's
proposition, and it may be that he is
awaiting a report from his investiga
tions in the East before finally deciding
upon the electrical scheme. He is sorry
tliat the report has gone abroad that
Mr. Wise had left in bad humor, and
said that it was their intention to make
an electrician of him, and did not doubt
but what he would soon become pro
OUR CIIY POOR.
How They Are Helped by the Asso
■ ciated Charities.
The monthly meeting of the associated
charities was held at their rooms in the
Rochester block, and the regular
monthly report was presented. The
main feature of the meeting was the
discussion of what was called the "mu
nicipal workhouse scheme," which was
intended to aid the worthy poor who are
without employment in the winter, and
who work Iv sewers, etc., in summer.
The plan was to have the city agree to
give work at 75 cents a day to
men who are in that condition
on their presenting a card from the
associated charities. This scheme was
discussed and a committee appointed to
look further into the matter. The past
month's work of the society has been
unusually large. There were 353 orders
of "help wanted," 09 being for men and
284 for women. Of new cases which
have been brought to the notice of the
association, and which have received
aid, there were 39 families and 68 single
men, 107 in ali. Other odd cases
amounted to about 145, while 364 arti
cles of clothing were donated to the
ueedy. The report showed that 145
meals and 80 lodgings were given to ap
plicants, and about 95 visits made.
Three children were also sent to the
public schools, and other work of simi
lar nature performed. The method of
management has also been improved,
THE SAINfr PAUL DAILY GLOBE: THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY 23, 1890.
and a new applicant's card issued. The
work is prospering greatly, and. tins
year's work promises to "> much exceed
that of the sqciety during any of the
past four years.
BOTH FKKT FROZEN.
Teressa Murray Is Sent to the
City Hospital. L
Teresja Murray, a young woman
aged about twenty years, who has been
employed in Minneapolis as a house
maid by several families, and who about
a month ago was employed in that
capacity at the. Arnold hotel, at 114
Hennepin avenue, was admitted to the
city hospital yesterday with her feet
and legs badly frozen. Owing to the
fact that City Physician Chase posi
tively refused to allow any of the re
porters to see the woman, the accurate
story as to how she came in that condi
tion could not be learned. The attend
ants at the hospital yesterday said that
Teressa was not so badly injured that
amputation would be necessary, and
that she was sitting up.
At Arnold's hotel the proprietor said
that Teressa had formerly lived at
Sauk Center with her parents, but for
some time she had worked for him.
Several months ago she became very
much interested in religion, and neg
lected her duties to attend religious
meetings. The people at the hotel were
ef the opinion that her mind was un
balanced. A brut four weeks ago she
told the people at the hotel that she in
sulted a priest who lives at Duluth, and
that he had told her that she would
have continual bad . luck and that she
would die in less than a year. The
year was almost up, and she claimed
that she had tried hard to save enough
money to go to Dulurh in order to bee
the forgiveness of the priest, but that
bad luck had followed her so continu
ally that she had not been able to get
the money together. She finally be
came so despondent and careless that
three weeks ago she was discharged,
and nothing was heard of until about 10
o'clock Tuesday night, when - she wan
dered into the hotel and went to the
room occupied by the servants. Al
though the night was bitter cold, the
girl had neither hat nor wrap on. Her
dress was torn and disordered, and she
looked to the people about the dot -1 as
if she might have been the victim of a
HAD a GUN.
The Murderer Who Escaped From
Deputy Marshal Hoy Kecap
Michael Schieber. the Bavarian mur
derer, who was taken from Minneapo
lis Saturday night by United States
Deputy Marshal Mike lioy. and who
escaped by jumping from the train near
Batavia, N. V., Tuesday, was recap
tured yesterday only a short distance
ironi the scene of Ins lean for life and
liberty. When recaptured he was
armed with a loaded revolvei of Ger
man make. Before he was taken to the
county jail he was carefully searched
by Police Captain Heun and the jailor
at the central station, and the only dan
gerous weapon he had, a sheath kuite,
was taken away from him. Now tlie
police are asking each other:
"Where did he get tuat gun?"
Capt. lieini had wanted Marshal
lioy that his prisoner was tricky ana
was liable to escape or at least to make
the attempt, but while in Minneapolis
Schivber acted so nicely that Air. 11 .y
was thrown completely oil his guard,
and said that "the poor fool would not
think of such a thing as running away."
The marshal was very much impressed
with the story Schieoer had told when
before the Uuitcd Slates commissioner,
to the effect that he had killed the man
tor committing a felonious assault on
his wife, and the marshal told him
through the interpreter that if he would
tell the same story before the court
when he got back no jury would ever
convict him of murder. .Now some of
the prisoners in the county jail say that
Schieber told them he would never
reach Germany alive and that if he
could not escape any other way he
would jump overboard from the steamer.
The bank clearings ieaerday were $572,
Mrs. Ant*ele Crippen Davis will continue
her lectures ou "Christian science", at Labor
Temple ibis eveuiuK.
Plymouth Congregational church yesterday
took, out v permit to erect, a frame chapel at
Second street and Thirteenth avenue north
An excellent musical programme has been
prepared by Prof. C. W. Edwards, which
Will be rendered at his residence, 34.7 East
■seventeenth street, on Wednesday, Jan. -Ij.
The paper section of the mailing depart
ment at the pustoilice occupied its rooms in
the bas-emeut for the ririt lime yesterday.
The huge freight elevator iv the center of
the building is now in operation.
W. S. Morris, who represented the colored
people of this city at Chicago, says the con
vention was large and inlluential. the most
important event being the adoption of a non
political plunk in their platform.
Mrs. David Fuller, wlo has been spend
ing the winter with her daughter, Mrs. «ior
don Stanford, 10 id First avenue north, died
Wednesday night of influenza. The remains
will be taken to liangor, .vie., for burial.
Diphtheria was bulletined yesterday 815
Fourth avenue south, 3:»21 Twenty-sixth
street south; measles at olio Fourth street
south and i*3l Twenty-first avenue south,
and scarlatina at Vivd Washington avenue
Mary Ellen Glaneey. aged sixteen years,
daughter of John Giancey, of 415 Tenth ave
nue north, died Tuesday evening at the
home of her parents. She will be buried
from the Immaculate Conception church this
Mrs. Weeks, widow of the late Newton
Weeks, died at her residence on (sixth avenue
southeast, near University avenue, ou Tues
day evening, aged fifty years, iler death
was due to pneumonia Drought on by an at
tach of la grippe.
Health Commissioner Kilvington continues
to assert nis disbelief of la grippe, and re
fuses to issue burial certificates until a bet
ter cause tor death is ottered. The doctor
lias bad several clashings with physicians,
but he has thus far gained his point.
Samuel March, sou of S. A. March, had a
narrow escape a few days ago from death at
the heels of the family horse. The boy was
iv the stall with the horse when the cat
jumped upon the animal's back, and it began
kicking. The boy was knocked down, Kicked
several times aud injured severely, but is
The Brownson Catholic club has made ar
rangements for a unique entertainment, to
be given Friday eveniug in the club parlors,
in the Eastman block. It consists of An
Evening with Moore." being a collaboration
of recitations, essays and songs on the theme
of the author of "The Harp That Once
Through Tara's Halls."
The Minneapolis Clearing House associa
tion has elected the following officers: J. W.
Raymond, president; J. B. Forgau, vice pres
ident; Perry Harrison, manager; clearing
house committee, George E. Maxwell ; F. A.
Chamberlain. U. P. Browne. J. E. Bell, J. B.
Forgan. The Swedish-American banK was
admitted to tne association, making the
total numberof banks in the clearing house
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Prank T. Mackey is visiting iv Ch'oigo.
Miss (Catherine French is confined to her
room with the grip.
John Antrobus, the artist, and his wife, are
staying at the Nicollet. •> ■
Jacob Litt, manager of the Bjou opera
house, is in Minneapolis.
Mr. and Mrs, Fred Salisbury departed for
Cleveland a few days ago.
James D. Sbeares and daughter have re
turned from Cedar Rapids.
The influenza, after a two weeks tussle,
has lost its grip ou Chief Stetson.
A very pleasant whist party was given at
the Holmes last Tuesday evening.
Rev. W. C. Rice, of the First M. E. church,
Is recovering from his attack of the grip.
Mrs. George M. Brackett. who has been
seriously ill with pneumonia, is gradually
The Crystal Slipper Social club gave an
other of their popular dances at Dam's hall
A masquerade ball was given by the Jacob
Shaeffer post and corps at Turner hall last
evening, which was quite largely attended.
Last evening at 6 p. in. the members of the
Jumes Bryant post and corps assembled at
their headquarters and indulged in a sleigh
ride to 22.27 Perm avenue, where they were
hospitably entertained by Comrade J. T. Rey
Madame Boyd starts east on her way
to Europe Saturday, the 25th.
C.._DAY'S GLOBE alone always contains
vuii over wo pages of '"Want" ads.
The Record of a Republican
Candidate Reviewed in
Some of the Things of
History He Must Con
A Board of Public Works
the Next Republican
Some Reflections Growing
Out of the Union League
The annual meeting of the Union
League Monday evening last, was per
haps, not conducted throughout as a
number of the members inteuJed at
first. After William Henry Eustis had
been elected president over the leader
of the prohibition wing of the club—
Carmen N. Smith, he (Eustis) immed
iately delivered himself of his cus
tomary address on "harmony" anrl the
"good cause" etc. But it remained for
City Attorney Russell to spring the joke
of the evening, when he practically put
in nomination for mayor. E. M. John
son, president of the council. It was
never supposed before that Mr. John
son had any decided opinions about
running for the chair tbat Mayor 13al)b
warms so well this cold weather, but
the bushels of approval that followed
each other in rapid succession across
the smooth face of the council's presi
dent, showed how the latter regarded
his first introduction for this important
oiiice. There is no doubt but that John
son is in the field for the Republican
nomination for mayor next fall-
Mayor Babb has already an
nounced his determination not to
be a candidate lor re-election
smd without his faults, the mayor can
usually be depended upon meaning al
most all he says. The trouble of last
spring daring the strike, the unpleas
ant relations existing between himself
and Police Commissioner Gjertsen. the
newspaper criticisms and the like nave
long since convinced Mayor Babb that
the office of mayor of Minneapolis is
uot what it appears. The Republicans,
of course, realize that there is a strong
undercurrent working against the pres
ent administration, and that they must
work all the points on the political
checker board to the best possible ad
vantage it they expect to get the next
mayor. In this par.icular they evi
dently think that tney have found such
a man in Aid. E. M. Johnson. Jobuuon
is a fair lawyer ami a good debater, and
is well informed on all city matters. He
has been a member os the city council
for about six years, and iiis record
there is well Known— loo well for the
good of the party he represents. Mr.
JohiiMou has never been nceused of any
thing corrupt, but he is full of small
tricks that the voters of a great city
like Minneapolis should know some
thing of. particularly if they are going
to be cailed upon to support him fur
* • «
The corning year will witness an un
usual effort in Minneapolis to make
eight hours a day's work. When the
Democrats of Minneapolis went into
power, three years a^o, they were
pledged to eight hours for a day's work
on all public work and. having prom
ised that, they remained true to their
promise, and absolution to that effect
was passed the second meeting of the
new council. Aid. Johnson was a mem
ber of tuat council and he opposed the
resolution "tooth and hail,"' but it went
through, and the records show that bet
ter work for less mone y was accoinp- [
lished during the time the Democrats
were in power than under the contract
system. When tile water department
proceeded to lay pipes in the streets
they found, in many places, the mains
laid from only four to six feet below the
surface, when they ought to have been
put down eight feet. But the mains
were laid by contractors, who cared not
a cent whether the water rroze up in the
pipes or not, provided they got their
money, and many a water consumer had
to borrow from his neighbor, simply be
cause the supply pipes were frozen up.
Though the city paid £1.75 a day, 50
cents more than the contractors paid,
and laid the water mains from two to
four feet deeper than was done under
the contract system the department
showed several thousand dollars of sav
ins: over the con tract system to its credit
when the Democrats left office. This is
one of the p ut»lic benetits that Mr.
Johnson opposed and is no doubt of the
same opinion to-day as then on the day
labor question. Mr. Johnson was then
a member of the gas committee, but he
was so busy watching the day-labor
system in operation that he recom
mended, with other members of the
committee, the granting ot permis
sion to the different lighting companies
to put in a number of street lamps in
excess of the appropriation. Being one
of the best tigurers on the committee it
was thought that everything was all
right, but when the Globe pointed out
the mistake it was quickly remedied.
Mr. Johnson has always been opposed
to giving any particular attention to the
labor question and fought the passage
of all and every resolution that has
been brought before the council for the
benefit of tiie laboring man since he be
came a member of that body. He is on
the ulack list of the laboring cusses.
Last spring when the street car strike
was inaugurated he was the friend of
the com pan v from nrst to last, and when
the Anderson & Douglas company
wanted an opportunity to expend S&UOQ,
--000 here for the public beueiit, Mr.
Jounson opposed granting the uew com
pany any privileges whatever; the old
company was good enough for him. but
though the people of Minneapolis want
ed to see the new company get a chance,
the Second ward alderman followed the
dictates of his own prejudices and voted
to maintain monopoly in power. When
the present city council weut into
power Mr. Johnson voted with
the majority to rescind the eight
hours-a-day resolution and go
back to the contract system" if pract
icable. It was he who did the prompt
ing behind the scenes when the wards
of the city were increased from eight to
thirteen, thus putting fifteen additional
aldermen on the city's payroll. He is
also credited with being the father of
the police commission, so far as drawing
up the act and seeing it nass safely into
the bauds of the governor. What ig
nominy, disgrace and expense this body
has brought on Minneapolis cannot be
pictured here. It would require a spe
cial edition of the Globe; to cover that
bloody field as it deserves.
And now to heap still more expense
on the city he comes up and advocates
the creation of a board of public works.
Just a week ago the Globk gave its
readers an outline of what tho next
legislature, if Republican, proposed to
do in this line of business, but did not
mention any names. It knew that Aid
Johnson was behind the proposed
board but preferred to let Mr. Johnson
say so himself, and now that he has,
the voters of Miuneapolfs can see for
themselves a year in advance what
kind of a mayor this man would make.
He has always identified himself with
the most expensive measures, and if the
people of Minneapolis want this kind of
a man they can have him. He has al
ways opposed measures intended to
benefit the working classes. It is now
generally admitted by Republicans that
be will be their next mayoralty candi
date, and for this reason the Globe
se<is fit to throw a little light on his
Loren Fletcher, for the first time in
many months, was present at the annual
meeting of the Union League, Monday
evening, and he was not there for the
benefit of his health. He wanted to
have the league indorse tho changing
or the time of local elections from the
state and general elections, but his idea
was "nipped in the bud." The "young
bloods" would not consent to any move
of that kind at all, and , why? Because
a good many of them could never hope
to get any elective office if the people of
Minneapolis had time to read over their
tickets and see the candidates. In the
heat of a state and general election,
minor offices at home are not looked
after very closely, and the undeserving
candidate gets elected on the strength
of the prevailing excitement. This was
the point that "Uncle" Loren Fletcher
! wanted to cover up, and at the same !
time get a fair expression of opinion
omit, but the "boys tumbled," and the
new departure . was summarily
squelched. If Loren could only get the
local elections set aside by themselves,
the "lesser weights," in his opinion,
would keep out of sight in state and
district matters, much to the comfort of
such men as himself and R. B. Lang
don. But the leaders in the Union
League hold that both Fletcher and
Langdon are "shelved for life." -L
-:;- * _
i ..Assistant City Attorney Hall wants
ito see the police commission given a
I new lease of life, as soon as the- legisla
ture comes together. It must be that
tne bond of friendship between Hall and
the bloody p. c. lies in the resemblance
that Hall's hair bears to the record of
that august body. -
John Day Smith does not propose to
have his before-sunrise-hansring bill
changed at tne next session of the legis
lature, but he will pass away his dull
hours writing a in. vel on the "People's
Political Keiorm Club," or "How. Rev.
Golitrhtly Mornll Was Called Down."
Carmen N. Smithes driving all the
nans he can beg, borrow or steal in the
coihus of other candidates for assistant
United States district attorney. Gene
Hay is not a crank, by any means, on
liquid refreshments, and the stand that
Carmen took against President Eustis
on this matter .t the West hotel ban
quet limy cost hi .11 a great deal. It is
said that Carmen, seeing the Eustis
wave rolling nigh, beat a hasty retreat,
ami. when overtaken beg for mercy,
and was in turn promised all the assist
ance the Blainiac could give him in his
race for the office. A. H. Hall, it is said,
was a candidate for the same office, but
his candidacy was imposed by the
Wood Decker club, as the latter saw in
the appointment his possible removal
to St. Paul, and the club could never
A number of the staunch believers in
Christian science last evening gath
ered in the Alining and Stock Exchange
beneath the Bank of Minneapolis build
ing, and succeeded in perfecting an or
ganization. All persons interested in
Christian science ; may attend their
meetings is one of the articles of the
constitution. The organization is for
the purpose of advancing the cause of
Cnr.stian science. Mrs. Augele Crip
pen Davis is the "organizer," and there
will be another meeting next Wednes
day evening to elect officers. Mrs.
Davis acted as temporary chairman,
wnile J. E. Jones was secretary pro
tew. LOCAL iuaNfiON.
MILL WOOD CO.,
7 Third Street South.
; Don't forget to buy your Coal and
Wood of us, where you can get it the
cheapest and the best satisfaction.
! ll <>!,>! I :s HOTEL.
A Modern Fire-Proof Structure.
| Minneapolis has gained an enviable
reputation for hotel accommodations,
and the Holmes has contributed much
to this result. American and European.
$2.50 to $3.50.
I Madame Boyd
Has jnst received some handsome wool
taatenals. 608 Nicollet av., Minneapolis.
i l>ry Pine Wood.
Try some of our excellent Dry Pine
[Wood at the reduced prices. The low
prices with us do not diminish the
size of the loads. Mill Wood Company,
7 Third street south.
Pine and Hard Wood.
We are selling our excellent Wood
just as low as the lowest. Mill Wood
Company, 7 Third street south.
About thirty people gathered at the
Westminster church last evening and a
most informal social took place. A
number of games of various kinds,
"bean bags," "Going to Jerusalem,"
etc., sufficed to pass the evening very
pleasantly, and a most enjoyable time
was had in spite of the storm without.
One of the features of the evening was
the sight of two flags crossed and be
nea h a box bearing the inscription,
"Pay Here," while above in large letters
was the motto. "Stand by the Flag."
TS Nature's effort to expel foreign sub
-1 stances from the bronchial passages.
Frequently, this causes inflammation
and the need of an anodyne. No other
expectorant or anodyne is equal to
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. It assists
Nature in ejecting the mucus, allays
irritation, induces repose, and is the
most popular of all cough cures.
: "Of the many preparations before the
public for the cure of colds, coughs,
Bronchitis, and kindred diseases, there
is none, within the range of ray experi
ence, so reliable as Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral. For years I was subject to colds,
followed by terrible coughs. About four
years ago, when so afflicted, I was ad
vised to try Ayer's Cherry Pectoral and
to lay all other remedies aside. I did
so, and within a week was well of my
cold and cough. Since then I have
always kept this preparation in the
house, and feel comparatively secure."
— Mrs. L. L. Brown, Denmark, Miss.
j "A few years ago I took a severe cold
which affected my lungs. I had a ter
rible cough, and passed night after
night without sleep. The doctors gave
me up. I tried Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
which relieved my lungs, induced sleep,
and afforded the rest necessary for the
recovery of my strength. By the con
tinual use of the Pectoral, a permanent
cure was effected."— Horace Fairbrother,
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
PREPARED BT I .
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Bold by all Druggies. Price $1 ; 11 x bottleo, $5.
' '" "' . AMUSEMEHTS.
Every Evening at 8:15 and thermal
Madison square Theater Success.
Mr. Arthur Forrest and Company. Produced
with all the Madison Square Appointments.
■ No Advance in Prices.
Next Week, "KEEP IT PARK." . ' .. '
To-Night. Jlatlnee Saturday.
• funny DAN MASON! funny ■!
FUNNY X " X L^ _*>*.J2.yj\s**.' p..J.r^Y i
FUNNY ■In A CLEAN SWEEP.- FUNNY
*: The most laughable musical farce-comedy.' ,
Now songs, new specialties, new dances, new
music, new comedy. Prices: . 15. 25, 35. 50
cents. Matinee Saturday: 10, 20, 25 cents.
• Next Week— McKeo Raukin. . _
■ OF 1
All who are fond of a good,
pure Cnp of Tea should visit
our Tea Department on
Having secured the exclusive
Joseph Tetley & Co.'s
Celebrated India & Ceylon
That have become so famous
wherever they are known
Wonderful Strength !
Requiring less than half the
quantity of the China and
Japan Teas to make a delicious
We will brew this tea con
stantly at our Tea Counter,
Basement Floor, on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, and pass
it out in cupfuls to all who
will sample it.
We Particularly Invite the
To Try This New Tea.
As for strength and fra
grance it has no equal.
These Teas as $et are sold
only in Boston, New York,
Chicago, St. Louis and Minne
They come put up in pound
and half-pound packages.
70c Per Pound!
50c Per Pound!
Eemember, we serve this
Tea by the cupful to all on
Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday, and invite the pub
lic to test its merits.
Our out-of-town custom
ers are requested to send
for a sample half-pound
SOLE ACENTS FOR
Joseph Tetley & Co.'s India
and Ceylon Teas.
HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS.
THE NEW MTeTeASTMAN
Opens Jan. 15, 1890. 482 Guests' Rooms.
Seven hundred feet of verandas around this colossal structure on two sides; extens!r«
and beautiful grounds. Interior of hotel illuminated by fifteen hundred incandescent
lights. Fifty Arc Lights used on the grounds. Every guest's room has a clothes closet and
a steam radiator.
The Hotel Eastman is constructed of Red Brick, Terra Cotta and Iron, and is
" Connected with the Hotel have just been completed
TIIE FINEST BATHS IX AMERICA.
Take the Iron Mountain Rai way from St. Louis to Hot Springs.
For further information address ■" - . ,
OSCAR G. BARRON, Manager Hotel Eastman.
Two Weeks From Next Monday occurs our Grand Public
Drawing* of House and Lot. Have you a ticket? If not, call
and get one. It won't cost you a cent providing you make
a purchase of any article in our store.
Clothing, Hats, Furnishing Goods !
Big Boston Clothing Store,
James McMillan & co..
PKOPRIETOKS OJ? THE
Minneapolis Sheepskin Tannery
AND DEALERS IN— V ■- . / ■ V
HIDES, SHEEP PELTS, FUR, WOOL, TALLOW,
.:-/,.;.,.: GI .SENJ AND SENECA ROOT.
SHEEP FELTS AND FURS A SPECIALTY
101. 103 and 105 Second St. North. Minneapolis. Minn.
Shipments Solicited. : . Write for Circular*
rriiTiinv nil nn m
Ltll I ulil nflllU LI).,
S CENTURY PIANO CO.,
322 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis.
VHi* - PIANOS^ORGANS
'. An Immense Stock to select from.
Ch R,. N-EJ-WEHjIj. R,. B. LANGDCN
GEO. R. NEWELL &CO.
Third St. and First Ay. North, Minneapolis.
TIT /\¥TTTIT\P( Cut Flowers and Plants. Bouquets and Basket
IT I B I \hl M WW. or wedclinsr parties or funerals. Fine Hoses a Spe-
W\ I .a I VII Pjllii cialty. Large assortment of fine bedding ami house
i lu\J II B ii HH Km plants, at MENDENHALL GREENHOUSES, corner Firs*
**— w ——>'*™r Ay S. aud lgth St. ; city store, 15 4th St. S., Minneapolis
THE FRANKLIN BENNER CO.
GAS FIXTURES & GLOBES ! MANTELS & GRATES
* 517 NlC«lt.L.Er • AVENUE. MIN.NKAI'OfJS.
The only great school of business training
In the Northwest. Greatest number of stu
dents. Largest accommodations. Best course
of study. Largest corps of teachers. Best
reputation and best class of patrons. In fact,
it is the Best and Greatest in every respect.
If you are within five hundred miles do not
thinfc of attending any other school. Send
for our annual circular. Its beamy and neat
ness will delight you. and the facts therein
stated will convince you. Address
MINNEAPOLIS OR ST. PAUL.
CUSHING & DOWDALL
776' First Ay. S.. Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufacturers and importers of
BILLIARD AND POOL GOODS
Billiard and Pool Tables bought, sold and
exchanged. Repairing and storage for same
at reasonable rates.
C. H. GHADBOURN & SON.
Bankers I Investment Brokers
Dealers in Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages and
105-6-7 Rochester Blk., Minneapolis. Minn
. IB? L I! STORE&'SALQOM I I HI
j||P? R: -£>FIXTURKS*r n Wjjf
SITUATIONS OFFEKEP. *
HOUM-WOKK — Wnnied— A good girt
immediately. 200 Thirteenth st. south.
STENOGRAPHER and typewriter desires
position; competent and experienced;
references. Address II 21, Globe, Minneap
olis. . 4
BUILDING— For Rent— Entire building,
318 and 320 Xicollet ay., to lease for a
term of years from April 1, 189 J. George L.
Hilt, Globe Building. 12*
OB B ALE— cheap for cash, at Sixth
Avenue Sale stable, 926 Sixth ay. north,
imported English fchire, Clyde and French
draft stallions and mares. Minnesota Agri
cultural Company, Guaranty Building, Min
FOX SALE— Cheap for cash at 920 Sixth
ay. north, two mule teams and harness.
Minnesota Agricultural Company, Guaranty
MONEY LOAN KL> on lire insurance poii^
1»X cies;or bought. L. P. Van Norman,
Box 75. MinneaDOlis. 270«
ANTKD- persons holding ticket*
for photos on Kugg, 56 South Fifth
St.. to present their tickets for redemption
before March Ist. Rugg's line photos will
be given as the tickets read, including the
large one. 19-23
Dr. Le Due's Periodical Pills.
This French remedy acts directly upon the
generative organs and cures suppression of
the menses (from whatever cause) and all
periodical troubles peculiar to women. A
safe, reliable remedy. Should not be used
during pregnancy. All druggists. $2. • Th«
American Pill Co., Royalty Proprietors,
Spencer, Io. : J. R. Hofliu & Co.. Wholesale
Agents, Minneapolis. S. R. McMasters, St.
Paul. . ■ - - ■ .
WILLIAMSON & BLODGETT,
COUNSELORS AND SOLICITORS.
: Eighteen years' experience as examiners
n the U. S. Patent Office. 807 Wright's
Block. Minneapolis. ■
PAUL & MERWIfI.
Patent Attorneys and Solicitors. Offices: 912
Pioneer Press Building,, St. Paul; 657-600
Temple Court, Minneaoolis: 20-22 Nonia
Building, Washington D. CL
Why are your rooms vacant? An ad in tat
'"'J /Gloss will rent them. '.