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ST. PAU PERSONALS.
Louis Hamlin leaves to-day. for Alaska.
C. 11. Lord, of the B. & 0., is in Milwaukee.
I R. R. Dunn leaves for Rye Beach this week. .
Mr. and Mrs. Dean returned from Duluth
The Messrs. Howard,* of Igiehart street, are
In Dubuque. 'jpQHnripaMPVMßPff'Wl
Miss May Kelley, of Duluth, is visiting
Miss May Dennis, of Sioux City, is visiting
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Butler are home from
Miss Addie Kreiger goes on a visit to Mil
Lieut, and Mrs. Glenn leave forFrontenac
in a few days. __.
H. H. McCord, of St. Cloud, is visiting West
St Paul friends. -:._3SK_W3S_&to^B_
Lynne Comstork is. home from Duluth
after a pleasant visit.
Miss Covin, of Cuba, is at White Bear lake,
Visiting Mrs. Hiler Horton.
Newport R. L, is . the present home of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Spencer.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Donnelly are established
In their Fifth street residence.
Mrs. K. P. Cullen and Miss Maude Cullen
ere home from Minnetonka.
Miss Grace McDonald left for Minnetonka
yesterday to spend a few weeks.
Miss Mabel Lanpher (roes to Duluth to-day
for a visit to Miss Louise Bailey.
Bishop E. L. Thomas has returned to Kan
sas after a visit to St. Paul friends. "
Misses Moore and Mann, of Crocus hill,
leave on Wednesday for Fort Niobrara.
Richard Brit-ton, of the Harris Theater com
pany, leaves this evening for Baltimore.
William Ilurd, of Detroit, is the guest this
week of Charles Cramer, of Grove street.
Mathias Rhoy, of CGB Randolph street, left
Saturday for a few weeks' visit In Omaha.
Miss Theo Donnelly! of Milwaukee, is vis
iting Mrs. J. G. Donnelly, of Robert street.
Miss Bertha Goldsmith, who has been visit
ing Mrs. Cullen, left for Chicago Saturday.
Mrs. E. N. Saunders and family, of St.
Peter street, have returned from Longworth.
Mrs. John Wright and family, of Ninth
street, have gone on a trip to Lake Su
Miss Frank Newell, accompanied oy her
brother, Charles Newell, leaves for Olympia,
Miss M. J. Owens, of Red Wing, Minn., Is
the guest his week of Miss Myra Stahl, of
Mrs. S. Porter and son, who have been
visiting Mrs. R. G. Bausher, on Tenth street,
leave for home on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Howard, of Lake City,
are visiting Mrs. Howard's sister, Mrs.
Stephenson, of Mississippi street.
Past Grand Chancellor Rothsay, of the
Supreme lodge. Knights of Pythias, is visit
ing with Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Hutchins.
Gsn. Mark D. Flower, president of the St.
Paul Union Stockyards company, returned
yesterday from a trip through the Southwest.
Charles A. Lee, of the Paw tucket (R. I.)
Gazette and Chronicle, is at the Ryan. Mr.
Lee is president of the National Editorial as
sociation, which met at Boston and 'which
will meet in this city in 1891. lie paid a
pleasant call at the Globe office last evening.
The National association contained 270 dele
gates last meeting, representing fifty editorial
bodies, scattered from Colorado eastward,
including every state. Mr. Lee is positive the
central location of St. Paul will draw out a
larger attendance next year.
Quite a distinguished party of Knights of
Pythias arrived in St. Paul last night from
the recent supreme conclave at Milwaukee.
The members went as far as his home with
George B. Shaw, of Ean Claire, supreme
chancellor, and, after a royal entertainment
by him. came on here and registered at the
Ryan. The party comprised R. L. C. White,
Nashville, S. K. of R. and S. ; John C. Bunra
and wife, of Ohio, and Walter B. Richie,
Lima, the supreme representatives of Ohio;
James B. Bray ton, Newport, Charles A." Lee,
Pewtucket, the supreme representatives of
Rhode Island. Mr. White goes from here to '
W'iiiuipei-: in the Interest of the order.
Lectured by the High Mogul.
London, July 21.— Second battal
ion of the Grenadier Guards, some of
the members of which recently showed
Bignslof Insubordination, will start for
Bermuda to-morrow. The battalion
was inspected to-day by the Duke of
Cambridge, commander-in-chief of the
British army. The duke also ad
dressed the troops and expressed the
hope that they would behave better
abroad than they had behaved in Lon
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THE HORSE HAS GONE
And Now Comes the '. Official
Inquiry Concerning the
Barn Door. .
Conflicting Testimony Touch
ing" the Catastrophe at
The Boat's Officers Say They
Were Not Advised to
While Outsiders Affirm They
Cautioned Them of the
The Investigation of the disaster on
Lake Pepin, in which the steamer Sea
Wing was foundered,, was resumed
yesterday. Inspector John. D. Sloan
had returned from an official trip to
Duluth and other points and took part
in the investigation. He stated that
there was no reason why the
investigation should not be held with
open doors. He placed the evidence
thus far taken before press representa
tives and allowed reporters for all the
papers present during the hearing. ? He
also stated in the presence i of several
steamboat men that excursions on Lake
Pepin should not .be made under any
circumstances, owing to- the dangers
arising from sudden squalls. The testi
mony of all steamboat men thus far ex
amined is unqualifiedly to: the .effect
that Lake Pepin is considered a danger
ous lake for steamers, and par
ticularly for those loaded down
with excursion parties. Tney all agree
that it would have been next to impos
sible for any steamer on the Mississippi
to have weathered the storm of July 13.
The testimony thus far is to the effect
that the Sea Wing was sound, her ma
chinery in good order and the boat ser.
worthy. Capt. C. Jellison had the hot t
chartered prior to July 3, but she was f.t
that time turned over to Capt. Wetheren
and Mell Sparks, the late owners. She
was inspected on July 8 and found in
The crew of the steamer were all
saved. They are D. M. Wetheren,
captain and pilot; E. M. Niles, clerk:
M. L. Sparks, mate; Will Sparks,- en
gineer; H.M. Hope, fireman. Will Niles,
Harry Niles, W. Willey, W, Sparks and
Charles Neal, deck hands. These all
testified that no drinking had been done
on the boat that day, and all agree to
the main points as testified to by Capt.
Wetheren, as to no doors of the cabin
being locked and hearing "no
one advise against starting from Lake
City before the storm was over.
Among other things Capt. David 11.
Wetheren, who was examined last week,
stated he has had three issues of a
license as pilot, and two as master.' . He
and Mell Sparks owned the Sea Wing.
They were allowed 350 passengers with
two barges. The boat carried 175 wood
floats, 175 cork and tube life preservers,
6 axes, 7 life boats, and 28 oars. They
left Diamond Bluff on the morning of
July 13 with the barge Jim Grant
in tow. 'They stopped at Trentbn, Bed
Wing and Frontenac. He did not know
how many passengers were on board.
The boat left at 8 o'clock and had gone
four or five miles up the lake when at 9
o'clock it capsized. The wind was blow
ing up the lake nearly from the Minne
sota shore. He held the boat for Maiden
Rock Point .to get : under the bend,
When nearly up to the point he saw the
squall coming, and turned the boat to
meet it. When turning to meet the
storm the boat listed some, but rode up
, again after she got square into the
THE- SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: TUESDAY MOKMNG, JULY 22, 1890.
wind. f, The boat ran toward the Minne
sota shore for several . minutes l until* a
sudden • squall, r coming f. straight •:" down ;
the lake,- caught, and capsized her in
stantly. :■■ He did " not » know anything
more until he -found himself in the
water, Inside the V pilot- house. ° Ho
put - his feet against '.'ii- the :■;._.» wheel i
and forced himself .-. through f; the i glass,*
and -' then.' o swam " '*. to ," the" surface "2-_ and i
climbed onto the wreck with the assist- i
ance ot Warn Sparks. The boat drifted,
; bottom ,up, for : a time, and then he
thought : the ; : pilot house struck the bot
tom, which < caused the -boat to turn on
its side. By the turning of the boat all
those on the hull were, washed off.' -Ho'
swam to shore, intending to r get a skiff,
but when he got i to^ shore* was so ex
hausted that her- had to be helped out of
the ' water. v He ' remained* at a house to
which he .was taken until daylight, when
he went to the side of the lake apposite
The Cleric's Story.
E. M. Niles, the testified that on
starting out in the morning 11 passen
gers were taken on at "Diamond Bluff,*
22 at Trenton and 114 at Red Wins,mak
ing 147 in all. There were about twenty
more on board when .we ' started .back
and 1 when the storm struck, "I
was; standing inside the cabin
when the ; storm struck us. The
boat tipped so quickly that I slid
to the other side of the cabin. I crawled
on my hands and knees out of the door
and then crawled to the uppsr side. The
boat was then about on her side. : 1 saw
the boat was ; coming -"over on me. I
jumped backward into the lake; and
came to the surface as the guard and
railing of the high side .was going un
der water. I theu climbed upon- the
hull. 1 helped a lady from Red Wing
and a boy. onto . the hull. There were
about fifty on the hull. I jumped off
the hull arid swam to the barge. .
What the Fireman Did.
;H. M. Hope, fireman, jumped on the
barge. Just as. the" boat turned over
some one called out: "For God's sake,?
cut the ropes!" He jumped back and
got an ax and cut two of .them. About
twenty people got on the barge after
the - boat tipped over. There ■ were l
thirty-five or forty ou the . barge/ after
that. '■ -
:, William H. Sparks, of Trenton, Wis.,
was assistant engineer on the Sea Wing.
He considered Capt. Wetheren a com-;
petent master and pilot of river; steam-;
ers. He said: ."I left the engine run-,
ning. The boat tipped over too soon to
give me time to stop it. I I went on
the lower side of the boat and got into
the water, caught on to the guards and
went around with the boat. When, I
came up I left the boat and got on to
the barge, on which 1 went. to shore."
"If theie ; had been another barge
lashed to the other side of the steamer
would it have capsized?" he was asked.
"In my judgment it would have either
capsized or tbe cabin would have been
blown off." He further stated in : an
swer to questions that there was noth
ing that could have been done to avert
A Pilot's Yarn.
In the examination of T. C. Eaton, a
pilot on the Ethel Howard, he . said he
thought the weather very unfavorable
that evening. Was watching the weath
er from 5 o'clock p. m. "We securely
tied our boat, the Ethel Howard, at 6 p..
m., anel watched the approaching storm.
I was aboard the Sea Wing an hour be
fore leaving Lake City. There was
Warning of an approaching storm when
she left. 1 was to have left with 1
the Ethel Howard at. 7, but on'
account of the bad-looking weather we
would not co. In my judgment it was
not safe; for the Sea Wing, to leave 'at
the time she. did. Lake Pepin is con
sidered a dangerous lake to navigate.
I think no steamer on the Mississippi
would have I stood the storm; I consid
ered the Sea Wing a good, staunch,
seaworthy boat/. I - was surprised to
hear hear ; her blow her whistle when
she did to start." m__^_t________t_____m
A Passenger's View.
George Cook, of • Red Wing, who was
a passenger on the Sea Wing, heard one
of the deck hands tell "Capt. Wethereu
that an old man on the boat remarked
that the boat should not start out from
Lake City until after., the storm. ' Cook
said that .he ! and a friend were sit
ting 'f at the "•. bow * watching -: the
whitecaps . ... on , the i lake. - ' They
started ,/. back ;. 2to get : life-preservers.
They grabbed them and put them on.
They then went to the side of the boat.
The -/crowd--, rushed on him and forced
him to his knees. A number of them
jumped into the -barge; i/A 1 puff of wind
turned the boat about one-third on its
side ;; when the ; wind . lulled it ii settled 1
back. Another gust of wind blew the
boat over on its side. The ropes attach
ing: the barge were then cut. The boat
then turned bottom side up. - ; f
Thought Him Incompetent. .-.
, Capt. C. : Jellison, of Wabasha, said he
considered the Sea, Wing m first-class
condition— hull sound and machinery in
good '• I working : ' order. 5 . As tto * Capt.
Wetheren, he ;-- said : . "1 shouldn't con- ;
sider that he had experience, and not
having had experience; I would not con
sider him as competent as others. Lake
Pepin is ..considered a > dangerous sheet
of water : for. steamboats. • Boats :■ often
have to.lay r up above or below the lake
for storms. The ■■'. steamer ;Louellal; lay'
up from the : evening. 1 of 5 July 12 to day
light of v July 14 because of ; that storm.
I think there are a number of men run
ning on ; the river who , are licensed
masters and pilots that are not com-,
W. K. Simons, of Red Wing, .who was
a passenger, testified ".; that there, were
signs; of -a storm before leaving Lake
City. He was in : ; the cabin :. when L he
saw the storm coming and went .to the ~
barge, fHe stated that ; there were two '
squalls. The first partly lifted the
lifted the boat and the *• second , tipped :
her over. f This was .before the barge
was cut loose.
;.;-; Fred P.Young, pilot of the Wanderer,
says he 2 was -at Lake City and talked
with Capt. Wetheren before starting.jHe
said .; he .- thought there would :*■ be ? no
storm. . He told him if he had wind
the only : trouble "would i be in turning
around Lake City point. He advised
against going out at the time, but said
that he toldCapt. Wetheren that it would
be well to follow the channel close to the
Minnesota shore and to keep the vessel"
before the wind, and if it got too strong
to turn in to shore. -He said ; that Capt.
Wetheren did not follow his advice. He
thought that with a baree on each side
of the steamer it would not have cap
sized. In his judgment, it was not safe
to start at.- the . time the Sea Wing left
Board of Equalization Organizes;
The board of equalization of Ramsey
county met and . organized yesterday. y
The personnel of the board is as ; fol
lows: Robert A. Smith, mayor; Ed
ward R. Harroun, county assessor; M.
F. Kaiuf county auditor ; l Charles F. '
McCarron, assistant county assessor;
Aid. John F. Gehan, Joseph Minea,
Walter .. Sanborn' and D. M. Sullivan
County Commissioners George Mitsch,
Paul A. Laval lee ! and A. .P. : Wright.
The oath of office was : administered' to
those present by county auditor.. Mayor
Smith was elected chairman of the
board. 2- The "assessment: of Ramsey
eountv for 1890 was ■ presented* to the
board" by the . assessor. On motion of
Mr. Gehan, the . board adjourned until
July 22 at 10 a. m.
Parisians Fight a Duel.
Pauis, July 21.— A duel with swords
was fought yesterday by M. Menier and
George Hugo, son; of Victor Hugo, in
which M. Hugo was slightly wounded.
The trouble arose from a private quar
rel. -". '".'■■■ 'imS_WS__M
When Baby was sick - -.5 ■■■.:
. • -..C;-., .'■__ * We gave her Castoria.'
When she was a Child ' , 7 '■' .'-
She cried for Castoria.
When she became Miss ""..'■
She clung to Castoria.
When she had Children v. f ff
. . ■ .. ; . . . ; , She gave them Castoria.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
X- aphtha Hot Air Launches, ;'_■
:On White Bear } Lake, the only motive
power that runs on water without ' rais
; ing steam. Take '_' a \ ride Z around i the
lake for 25 cents and examine the en
gine or send s : a" five-cent ' stamp ' for
Price List and Catalogue _ to : H. C. Don
nelly, White Bear Lake. " *'
: The Standard Shoe Co.,
423 Wabasha street, next '■ door '■ ; to Sev
enth, are' having a midsummer dis
count-cash sale, to reduce • stock ; and
make room for fall* goods; Many goods
less than •* cost. f A • nice i* 80-paee v tablet
given with every pair of school shoes. f
Cheap Excursions to Port Ar
I .The St. Paul & Dulnth are .selline ex
cursion 1 tickets from St. Paul and Min
neapolis to Port Arthur, 200 miles down
the north shore of Lake Superior, at $16
for the round trip, including meals and
-.berths on steamer.- f . ■;'-:■
I. The St. P. & D. '-Limited" train leav
ing St. -Paul at 2:15 p. m., _ Minne
apolis at 1:45 -p. m., makes close
.connections ■ at 2 Duluth - ; Sundays ; and
Wednesdays with the*: elegant steamers
'United - ; Empire *.". and Campana, of the
Beatty Line, leaving Duluth at 7:30 p. m.
People who a cannot ■ take the time for
■an extended trip will find r the -. above-a
highly enjoyable substitute, as it offers
an" opportunity of - combining with a
pleasure trip to Duluth a trip on two of
the most complete lake boats, with a
daylight 'run along the most interesting
portion of the north shore of Like Su
i -.For further particulars call ■on C. E.
•Stone, City Ticket Agent, 162 East Third \
St., St. Paul. _________ .....
HO, YE «ID_DY BUTTER.
Butterflies' Ball anil Grasshop
?f-'■'•"■-". ; pers' Feast. : f '
J. D. Ramaley & Son, of Lake Shore
Pavilion, ; White Bear lake, are making
elaborate ' preparations ■ for a Butterfly
Ball and Grasshopper Feast, which will
occur Thursday, July 24, Bp. m. ;';Z
■' -The whole affair is bunder the direct
management and supervision of Mrs. G.
N. Walker,* who -presented the pretty
fairy scene July 11.
X Tickets at VV. J. Dyer's Music Store,
126 and 128 East Third; also Nathan
Ford's Music Store, 92 and 94 East Third ;
;■ Concert and hop this evening (Tues
day). Take the 7:20 special (change of
time). * Round trip, including admission
to : pavilion, 50 . cents. Seibert's full
band. - ~ : : - - -"■' -•
MARRIAGES, BIRIHS, DEATHS.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED.
A. R. Danielson. . .. .........'. Mary Swenson
W. H. McCall ... .. ......... Mary E. Campion
Joseph Rapp v: . ..:.;... :. ;.*. . Annie Wild
Edgar E . Warner ...:.. v. . . Mary L. Kno wland •
. BIRTHS REPORTED.
Parents. '■-'■■ • Sex.
Mr. and Mrs." Peter Schwenkler. .*....'. ....Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Titlilkaw .........Boy
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Tillman .... ....Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew. 0150n.... .. .......Gin
DEATHS REPORTED. ;
Iverson, Mrs. Fannie . 23 years
Kasowskv, Sertha. .V...7V& months
•Omdahl; Evelina ........... ...Vi hour
Stevens, ................ ...2 months
■ . ■■ . : ■.■ DIED. •..-■-. ..'-;.
IVERSON— St. Paul, Monday, July 21. at
: 9a. m.. Mrs. Fannie. Corline Iverson, be
y loved wife of = E. C. Iverson, aged twenty
I three years and ten days. Remains i taken
V from residence, 288 ; East Winifred : street,
''■ Wednesday at 7- a. m. ; Funeral services at
■: St. Michat'l's church, Stillwater, Minn., at
P. 9:30 a. m. Wednesday, July 23. , y;_
HUDSON— At his" residence, in Amelia
: county,' Va., July 18, in the seventy-seventh
'■■■■ year of his age, Richard Nathaniel Hudson,
%\ father of Mrs. John D. Sawyer, of this city.
KEN.FIELD— St. Paul, Minn, Lester Mack, :
: ; . infant son of E. L. and K. Kenfield, aged
i- ten months. Funeral from family residence
i to-day, July 22, at 2p. m. a Friends are in
vited' to attend.
IQQn 659 Performances.- 1000
jIOOU^ XXZ- 665,407 Persons. lOOU
X Boston, 4 months. 1 201,478 persons: New
York, 7, months, 239,376 persons; Phila
delphia, 4 months, 134,803 persons.
FIRST v APPEARANCE IN ST. PAUL
MANAGER L. N. SCOTT
Is pleased to call special attention to the ex
cellence, refinement '■ and novelty of the en-,
tertainment to be presented at the
Commencing Tuesday, July 22d.
PROF. GEORGE BARTHOLOMEW
And his famous, only and unequaled
24 EDUCATED HORSES
DO EVERYTHING BUT TAITK.- f
'-■ DIRECTED BY SPOKEN LANGUAGE. .
NOVEL MECHANICAL EFFECTS. ;
Siißl; BEAUTIFUL SPECIAL SCENERY.
Evenings at ß:3o. Matinees 2:30.
At the Wednesday Matinee each ; lady will ;
be : presented with a handsome souvenir pa
lette of NELLIE. Reception by all the horses
on the stage after the performance, to which
ladies and children are specially invited.
Gallery '.".'.. -.':". ................... 15 Cents
600 Reserved 5eat5. .......... 25 Cents '
300 Reserved Seats. ......50 Cents
Reserved Seats for sale at box office for
all the performances on and ' after 9 a. m.
Monday. '--.., .•'■.. V *
Standing Room as Usual Last Night
Matinee To-Day at 2:30. To-Night at 8 P. M.
Wilbur Opera Company
25c To All Parts of the Honse.' 25c
ST. P-A-XJXj t MTTSEIU |WI
. . Kohl & Middleton. IVI
Keeping Everlastingly at It *$!£?
2 CURIOSITIES AND Q
BIG STAGE SHOWS 4
CYCLONE AND TORNADO
Policies Issued at Lowest Rates and in
WEED & LAWRENCE,
167 East Third Street.
ST. CATHERINE'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS,
'-'ISO Pleasant v., St. Paul,
Will _ reopen" September 10, 1 890. Compe
tent and experienced teachers in every de
partment. Native teachers of French and
German. Daily lessons in ' Physical Culture.
For particulars send for circular :or apply
to the principal. : Miss M. S. Dusinberre.
. Office hours from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m., ex
cept on Mondays and Saturdays.
CARLETON COLLEGE !
- NOKTHFIELD, MINNESOTA.
For both sexes. I Preparatory and Collegiate
courses; - Classical," Literary • and Scientific ;
Vocal and Instrumental Music; Drawing aud
Painting; " SteuograDhy and Typewriting.
Fall term opens Wednerday, Sept. 10, 1890.
Expenses very low. Address 4BWH|
JAS. W. STRONG, President -
TIE BOOM'S ON!
COME PREPARED TO
EXCLAIM AND RAPTURE
The Enthusiasm is Greater I Thousands of Dollars' Worth
of Goods Just Arrived from Our Factory I Going at v
Prices That Will Paralyze All Competition I ESS
GEMS OF FABRICS AND STYLES
You Can Pick at Random and Draw, a Bargain Every Time.;
Read the Price Story :
Imported Worsteds that sold at $30 cut to $20.00
Imported Gassimeres that sold at $25 cut to $15.00
Silk-Mixed Gassimeres that sold at $20 cut to $12.50
Cheviots and Serges that sold at $18 cut to $10.00
Gassimeres & Cheviots that sold at $15 cut to $3.50
See Them in Our Window.
Not a pattern but what will please you ! A Clean Stock
of Everything New and Fresh ! Cream of the Season's
Styles I Same Surprises in Every Department I
OUR ELEGANT LINE OF PANTS
At Our Unmatchable Prices is creating the furore of the
season. See the New Arrivals I 500 pairs All-Wool Chev-<
lots and Cassimeres, Worth $4, Cut to $2,
THAT'S WHAT TALES
No hurrahing or sensational fake sales, offering cheap-/
made goods at seemingly low prices. Don't expect to find'
any job lots or ancient styles, such as most houses here
abouts load up with. We've no room for them here. But the
Latest and Freshest Conceits of Fashion at Prices 25 Pep
Cent Lower than any Cut Prices in the Twin Cities.
Come to the Birthplace of Bargains and Values.
BROWNING, KING I CO.,
st. .P-Afcm.. . -■- .mining