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Messages . From the Spirit World
That Shocked Their. Hearers. :
It sounds rather novel to hear sane
men talking in sober earnest about me's
sliges from the late .Judge" Henry ilale
and the late Gordon E. Cole. "Tins is
precisely what was heard at the spir
itualistic meeting held in tho A. O. U.
\V. hall last evening. Frank T. liipley,
test and healing medium, read the mes
sages, aud they were. in plain print,
tco. He explaiued, by way of preface,
that tiu> Banner of Light, a paper pub
lished in Boston, makes a specialty of
publishing communications from the
spirit world." The paper employes a
medium who receives these messages
in public meetings, and they are writ
ten oil" by a stenographer, and then
placed in cold type. Judge Hale died
in this city something over a year since,
and. in his message to the material
world he excuses his return
on the score that he is not
now satisfied that he did as
much good while in the flesh as he
should have done. He explains shat he
was possessed of great wealth and a
potent influence. While he carries to
the spirit world all the main character
istics of th.- temporal existence, his ex
perience in one short year as a dweller
among the congregation of spirits who
date "their advent to prehistoric times
lias taught him a valuable lessou,
and he felt constrained to de
clare that it is better for his spirit
ual welfare for a man to distribute
a certain proportion ot his worldly ag
gregation among tne needy. .Judge
liale's communication, furthermore, as
serted that he conies back to the world
not fully developed, for he is now in a
transitions btate, so to speak, and he
comes as a mere child. But what
sounded rather strange, and what jarred
upon the erudite nerves of the few
admirers of the late Judge Hale
who were present, were several shock
ingly uugrammatical sentences in the
message. And the same was true in
one instance in the message from Gor
don E. Cole, where it is related that he
"done it." etc The latter message was
too long to bo read t>ntire by the me
dium, aud only extracts weee given to
the audience. "
This was followed by a lecture upon
the absurdities ot Christian science, but
the medium failed to explain whose
spirit influenced him. The Chris
tian scientists claim, he said,
that there is no such thing in
science as matter. Everything is spirit,
whatever is meant by this declaration.
They claim that God or the spirit of
Jesus Christ cures disease. The spirit
ualists do not believe in Jesus. because
they do not know that Be is the son of
God. They hold that, it He ever ex
isted. He was a powerful medium; but
lie iiHver performed more than the
mediums of today are perform
iug. Then followed a lengthy
praise service of the efficacy
the healing medicines and a minute
description of curing disease by mes
meric or hypnotic and will power. This
was carried to great length, and it was
asserted that Dr. Newton, of boston,
had healed a dying girl in Waltham
without seeing her. The girl was the
child of a great and learned lawyer, it
was narrated. Physicians had de
spaired of her life, and as a
last resort the father went to Dr.
Newton. The latter merely rolled
up a bit of innocent paper inside of a
handkerchief, and the father was told
to have this laid across the girl's breast
and it would restore her to health. This
was done, so said the medium, and the
eirl was quickly about the house as
strong as ever.
The meeting closed with what are de
nominated tests. lie medium walked
down the aisle and, like Mejnour,
through the power absorbed from mystic
cabal commenced with the spirits of the
friends of the members of the audience,
Some of the latter claimed to recognize
the graphic portrayals of departed rela
tives, but a good many were unable to
place the invisible ghosts, much to the
discomfiture of the medium.
A Poker Game Broken Up on a
Cold Night.
It was bitterly cold last night. At
7:oO o'clock the mercury registered 6
deg below zero, and a northern breeze,
with an edge like a jig-saw, wns playing
over the city. A tall young man, with
heavy coat buttoned to the chin, stood
at the corner of Wabasha and Fifth
streets. Presently a man passed and
was tackled by the young man on guard :
"My friend, will you go with me to
the \. M. C. A. meeting tonight?"
"Busy; no time,'- said the other,
gruffly, without pausing in his walk.
Presently a younger man hurried
nlong, and as he approached the corner
the man on guard planted himself be
fore him and said:
"Won't you come to the Y. M. C. A.
meeting this evening?"
•'H— II, no; I'm goin' somewhere."
"But this is Sunday night and there's
no business going. Now, say, won't
you come this once?"
"Well, — er— you see— the fact is I'm
coin' down town to meet some of the
boys," and he made a move alons. But
the agent was not so easily shaken.
"Look here, my Mend, why won't you
do me this favor? It will be just a short
meeting and will do you good."
"On, dang it all, we're goin' to have a
little game tonight and—"
"Yes, yes," interrupted the other,
walking slowly down Wabasha with the
now hesitating youth. "I know you're
going out. but do just try this once as a
favor to me."
"Who the h— ll are you, anyway. I
dou't know anything about your meet-
Ings and 1—"
"My friend," said the other, and there
was nothing reproachful, but only en
treaty in his voice, "I don't wish to in
terfere with your pleasures, but I know
you'll never regret it if you go over to
our meeting for a short while."
"Well, the fact is— er— l'd like to ac
eoinniodale you. you know, but—"
"That'; right; now come along with
mc. v
Taking the hesitating young man by
the arm, he did not trive him time to re
pent, but quietly marched him around
the corner and up the Y. M. C. A. stairs.
There was v new face at the meeting,
and a down-town poker game lost oire
of its regular attendants.
No Clue to the Little Ontrajje-
Thioves ßounded Up.
The two men who waylaid Frederick
Little Friday evening have not yet beeu
apprehended. Mr. Little is recovering
from the injuries he received at their
hands, ami will be able to resume his
duties in a few weeks. The horse and
cutter found in an alley near Carroll
street after the robbery was not the one
used by the thieves, as the owner
turned up shortly afterwards. The
horse and cutter used by them was
hired from Williams' livery stable, at
488 Selby avenue, an hour "previous to
the assault on Mr. Little, and has not
yet been found. Mr. Williams de
scribed the man hiring it as a tall indi
vidual, about eighteen years of age. He
pcavc a name and addiess that inquiry
yesterday proved to be fictitious.
Rounded I |> Rapidly.
O. Z. Kheaume, a contractor, tied his
torse and cutter outside his shop on
Minnesota street at 7 o'clock Saturday
evening, and in half an hour discovered
that it had been stolen. In the cutter
were three valuable robes. The man
whose arrest with a bear skin robe in
his possession was given in yesterday's
Globe turns out be George Lee and the
tobe to be one of those in the cutter.
Lee was arrested whiie trying to sell
the robe in a disreputable house on
Cedar street, and it is now supposed
that with a "pal" he stole the rig, and
tlie latter took care of that while Lee
proceeded to dispose of the robes. There
is a suspicion that Lee is the crook
whose term in the Wisconsin peniten
tiary expired recently.
M. Loughlin was arrested yesterday
afternoon on suspicion of having stolen
it watch from his roommate.
Annual Meeting- of the Minne
sota Democratic Associa
tion on Tuesday.
Secretary Smalley's Report
on the Work of the Past
A Complete Poll of the State
Has Been Made for Use
This Year.
Full List of Officers and Mem
bers of This Working
Young" Society.
The Democratic party has been pe
culiarly fortunate in the past lew years
in the number or" young men of high
character and ability who have been
drawn into the organization. Time was
when it was the boast of the Repub
iican party that the majority of the
young meu of the country were found
in its ranks. This is the case no more,
and now that
once great party
is reduced to the
necessity of de
nouncing the
you us men of the
nation because
they no longer
Hock to the sup
port of doctrines
that are not ouly
unpopular, but
out ot joint with
"the times. The
tide to
wards the Democ
racy may be said
to have com-
f--*s* "£f£-4x.
menced flowing in ISB4, and it has never
once turned since. In that great cam
paign a host of independent, non-oftice
seeking men came to the support of the
Democracy. Many of them had been
Republicans, but they have never gone
back to that party. Their effect on the
Democracy has been marked, and lias
resulted in placing the campaigns of the
party on a higher level in each succeed
ing campaign.
This work has been aided by a number
of political clubs, organized not for
spoils, but for the purpose of reforms in
government. Notable among these
clubs in the East are the New York
Tariff Reform club and the Young
Men's Democratic Club of Massachu
setts. The Tariff Reform club has de
voted its attention to the work of edu
cating the people in all parts of the
country on the tariff question, and Ins
by the preparation and distribution of
tariff reform literature performed a
work the value of which cannot be esti
mated. The Massachusetts club is made
up of the oest and most active and en
thusiastic young men in the old Bay
(-•/l/'fr-td <£y /0/-o2i^/
state, notable among whom arp Gov.
William E. Russell, Mayor Xathan
Matthews, of Boston; Congressman
Sherman Hoar and George Fred Will
iams, This organization has been man
aged for the good of the party. It has
never sought to control conventions or
patronage, and. as a result, today one of
its members is serving his second term
as governor of the state, while seven
staunch tariff reformers represent
Massachusetts in the lower house
of the national congress. The
success of the Young Men's Democratic
Club of Massachusetts has been phe
nomenal, and shows that in politics, as
in business, work and principle will
Inspired to a certain extent, perhaps
by the success of these clubs, as well as
by an honest desire to promote the
cause of Democracy in Minuesota. a
number of the leading members of the
Democracy of Minnesota met in this
city on Feb. 13, 1891, and organized the
Minnesota Democratic aesn<»iatinn Th«,
■ —■■-••' •■ -i"" "in'il. mo
f) A P ET* O I P
club soon had
members in
all parts of
the state, and
early in the
summer of
189 1 com
menced the
work of mak
ing a poll of
the state. This
is now nearly
completed, the
expeii ses of
the work hav
ing been de
frayed by tlit*
club. At the time the club was organized
the following official board was se
C. M. Foot*, president, Minneapolis.
C. I>. O'Brien, vice president. St. Paul.
H. J. Smnlley, secretary. St. Paul.
Dan Aberle, treasurer, St. Paul.
Executive Committee— Hon. P. B. Winston,
Minneapolis; James W. Lawrence, Minne
apolis; C. J. Buell, Minticapoiis; Hon. Rob
ert A. Smith, St. Paul: W. M. Campbell. St.
Pn ill; Michael l>oran. St. Paul; John P
Baker, St. Paul, F. L. Raudall, Winona; J.
G. Eberle, Windnm; E. A. Child, Gleu
coe; J.C. Hardy, Willmar: Hon. S. W. Leavitt
Litchfield; C. P. McGinnis, IJuliich; J. C
Netlir.way, Stillwater; J. 11. Kie.h, Hed Wing;
J. F. Meagher, Mankato; Thomas C. Kurtz,
Moorhead; C. P. McDonald, St. Cloud; Au
ilnw Nelson, Rochester: Henry N'ieoliu, Jor
dan; William Hamm, St. Paul.'
It was not until about the first of last
Jui.e that offices were secured and the
C^ft\Eß^£l i
work of mak
ing the pols
or the state
undertaken ~
vSince that
time, how
ever, the
work has
been actively
p rosecu ted
in every
county of the
state, with
fthe most
g r a tifyi n g
results, I n
ejrery case
the club has
worked with
the county organization, or rather in
trusted the work of copying the lists
of voters and ascertaining the political
status of each to the latter. As an ex
ample of the effect of this method of
work the result of the recent election in
Duluth may be cited. A careful poll of
the city was made, and the information
thus gathered was turned over to the
Democratic city committee of Duluth.
This enabled that organization to work
along a well-denned line. The names
of all Democrats were known,
and they were stirred up and
induced to go to the polls. The - doubt
rul voter was also on the list, and lie
was taken in hand. The result of it all
was that tho Democratic nominee, Hon.
Charles D'Auttemont, was elected by a
handsome plurality, while the Repub
lican organization went to pieces on
election day. The plan of the Demo
cratic association contemplates that
copies of these lists'shall be furnished
tha various county and concessional
committees, thus insuring for future
$V/'-\- M £^\ >J \
campaigns sys
tematic work in
all parts of the
state. The mag
nitude of this
work, and the
credit the asso
ciation is justly
entitled to for
undertaking it,
may be esti
""inated better
after readtntr
the report
which Secreta
ry Smalley will
present to the
members of tin*
club at the animal meeting to be held
in tins city tomorrow. Tills report, or
rather a synopsis of it, follows:
The Association was organized on Feb.
To. 1891, with the approval of the state
central committee, out trie work to
which it addressed itself was not started
until in May, the intervening time being
given loan endeavor to secure members,
the printing and circulation of matter
setting forth its objects: the printing of
the books and other blank* needed to
carry oiu its work. Until June its office
was in the secretary's hat but at that
dale (ha pres
ent offices were
secured and
furnished and
tlio work syste
matically be
gua. Tue plan
of work finally
settled on was
to make v poll
of the voters of
the stale, and
books a n d
blanks were
printed for that
purpose, which
would give the
address, nationality, religion, military
record, and politics of the vot
ers of the state; a book being pro
vided for each preeinet in the state.
This plan was "adopted as being the
primary and essential inoundwork of
all subsequent legitimate political
effort, ft was absolutely indispensable
in the distribution of reading matter;
in reaching the individual voter for any
purpose; it formed the base for local
organization, for club work and for all
campaign work. It was designed to
furnish the congressional and county
committees with copies of the poll and
to furnish to the Tariff Reform club
and to our congressmen mail lists of
the voters to whom matter might be
sent, it distinguished the voters as of
the rixed or the variable type, thus in
dicating where work might be profit
ably done and where it was useless.
The proposition to extend the work
to include club or local organiza
tions was rejected because the associa
tion wished to work with the regular
county committees, and was apprehen
sive that subordinate associations
might create discord and disorganiza
tion; it felt also that such work might
give some ground lor suspicion that its
purpose was to build up a 'machine:"
and, finally, it was thought that the
work of making the poll would l>e suffi
cient to absorb all the time and money
that could be at its disposal .
Tlie work is eoing on in all the coun
ties of the state, and is in all stages
from the copying of the lists to a com
pletion of the poll.
The question of membership in the
association was given much thought and
discussion at the organisation. It was
felt that a fee was the only means by
which the money needed for the work
could be raised. The figure at which
the fee should be placed was the ques
tion. It was felt that it should not be
so low as to involve too much time and
expense in getting enough money for
the work, nor so hieh as to limit the
membership to the wealthier. It was
finally fixed at $10, with the expectation
that there were enough Democrats in
the state who would b« willing to pay
that sum, while provisiou was made for
all who could not pay it in the honorary
memberships. Our experience has been
- A' A . 3A\ IT H ■*
that that sum
is too higii and.
has prevented
many useful
men from join
hie:. It has been
jinade use of by
another organi
zation to im
pe d c our
growth by tha
charge that the
associa tio n is
only for the
rich. No sys
tematic canvass
for members
lias been made.
the growth haying been, in the main,
voluntary. It is suggested that this
meeting consider tha question of
ilediicLujj tbe Fee, .
and also of securing by the united ac
tion of all the present members an in
crease of . members. We have now one
member which embraces an eutire club,
the Stevens county Democratic club,
and 1 suggest that provision be made
for the admission as members ot all
Democratic clubs to be presented in our
meetings by some suitable officer, the
president or secretary. The following
is the present membership, grouped ac
cording to locality:
St. Paul— Michael Doran, Robert A. Smith.
C. D. O'Brien, Dan W. Lawler, Dau Aberle,
W. M. Campbell, John F. Baker, Lewis
Baker, John W. Willis, John L. Townley,
WilS.am Plutte, A. Miesen, William Johnson.
P. J. Smalley, James H. Drake, Philip Setter
rnann, W. U. Bredenhagen, A. Biermann,
William Crooks, George L. Becker. William
G. Robertson, John 11. Ives. E. C. Stringer,
B. Simou.
Minneapolis— P. B. Winatoa. C. M. Foota,
James W. Lawrence, P. <jr. Winston. C. J.
Buell, C. McC. Reeve. La:s M. RaDd.'Ralph
Rees. J. K. Comgan, J. C. Haynes, B. F.
(hrist'ieb. H. O. Peterson, Alonzo Phil.ips.
Jonn J. Aukeny, K. Kortgaard, A,T.Aukeny,
Martin Ring, George 11. Partridge. O. C. Mer
riman, O. C. Wyman, T. B. Janney. J. B. Bas
sett. Julius J. Ueinricna, Solon Armstrong,
Beujiiinin Davenport, F. C. Brook 3, A.
Winona— Wilson, Joan Ludwig,
H.C. Shepard. F. L. Randall. William J.
Whipple, E. D. Hurlburt, H. W. Lamberton,
John A. Matthews, H. L. Buck, M. Toye,
John Dietze. ■ •
Duluth— T. Hudson. Morris Thomas.
H. F. Greene, A. C. Weiss, Alfred Jaques,
John Flooa. Frank Crassweiler, F. J. Voss,
J. G. Browa. C. P. Maginnis.
Red Wiug-O. M. Hall. J. C. Pierce, A. W.
Pratt, Peter Nelson, J. H. jxicii, George H.
Ben ton. Jesse Mclntire.
Wricht Couuty— Quinn. J. A. Nu
cput, W. 11. Cutting. John O'Learv, Frank
McKnieht. Isaac S. Pados.
Hastings — F. Norrish, Tiioma3 P.
Moran, Michael Ryan.
Brsinerd— H. C. Stivers, Werner Eemstead.
W. 11. Harries, Caledonia; B. S. Cook, Owa
tonna; Thomas C. Kurtz, Moorhead : J. H.
Sheets. Hartfoid; Henry Nicolin,- Jordan;
Joseph Smith, Red 'Lake Falls; J. O.
Eberle, Winaom: S. .W. Leavitt, LUch
field; John Wacek, New Prague; E.
P. . B«rnum, Sauk Center: A. • L.
Cramb, St. Cloud D. R. P. Hibba, Albert
Lea; Thoma* Boheu. Waseca; J. N. Gayner,
Grove City; T. R.. Foley, Aitkin; W. A.
Crowe, Minnesota; C. F. Macdonald. " St.
Cloud; E. A. Child, Glencoe: C. J. Haines,
Waba^ha; M. J. McGrath. St. Charles: W.
W. Mayo. Rochester; M. Mnllen. New Uim;
D. ■ F. McDermott, Clontarf: Bert Wiater,
Granite Falls; H. R. Wells, Preston: A. L.
Ward, Fairmont; Dennis O'Brien, Willmar:
George N. Baxter, Faribault; J. M. anicer,
Willmar; J. W. Eddy, Stevens Couuty Dem
ocratic club, Morris.
The suggestion made by Secretary
Smalley in regard to reducing the an
nual dues, as well as the admission
charges, will undoubtedly be adopted,
and the result will be. that the member
ship will be largely increased. .The de
cision of the officers that it would prove
unwise to attempt the organization of
subordinate clubs is a wise one, as is
their determination to confine their
work withiu lines that will lead to the
good of the party and notpromote a -.var
of factions. . Such work as has been
' done is of the greatest value, and will
be felt in the coming campaign. It is
worth more than a campaign fund, and.
as Chairman Campbell remarked a day
or t wast nco: "It
is the only kind
of work that will
help the party in
the state. 1 know
by experience,"
continued Mr.
Campbell, "how
much a poll of the
state is needed in
making a cam
The annual
meeting ou Tues-
day will bring
many of the Dem
ocrats of the state
together, and it
will undoubtedly
be made an event
<^«i^ &*^A*r~
in the history of the party In Min
nesota. The "work performed by the
association in the past few months is
the first thing of the kind in the history
of any political party in the North Star
state. The Democracy in the past has
been too weak to do much in the way
of anything that required funds, and the
Republicans have, up to the last few
years, been so strong that they did not
feel the necessity ot making any spocial
exertion. Hereafter, thanks to tho
efforts of the Minnesota Democratic as
sociation, this will be changed as far as
the Minnesota Democracy is concerned,
and the state campaigns will be man
aged and fought on a basis that will
brine success. The credit for this work
is due the association, but to the officers
named above the society owes the deep
est gratitude.
Secretary Snialley. President Foote,
Vice President O'lirien and Treasurer
Aberle have left no stone unturned iv
performing the duties of their offices.
They have been present at all meetings
and have attended to a multitude of de
tails. But an equal amount ot credit is
due those other members of the execu
tive committee who have, in many
cases, made long journeys from their
homes to St. Paul to be present at the
meetings, and who have also carried on
the work in their home counties. Among
these Hon. E. A. Child, of McLeod
county; Mayor Smith, D. \V. Lawler.M.
Doran. W. M. Campbell and William
Hamtn, of St. Paul; J. C. Hardy, of
Willmar: J. W. Lawrence, C. J. Buell
aud Mayor Winston, of Minneapolis;
<*»» Q vV/At'-S TON
[Senator Leav
itt, of Meeker;
C. P. M agin n is.
of Duluth: IV
Kurtz, of Moor
head: Henry
Xicolin, of Jor
dan, and J. H.
Rich, of Red
Wing, deserve
s p c c i a 1 men
tion. Many of
them have de
voted much
time to the
work ; time.too.
that they could
hardly spare
from their busi-
Of the president. C. M. Foote. of Mm
neanolis, it can be said that he is not
only an organizer and manager of great
ability, but he is also an intensely loyal
Democrat. His management of the
campaign of 18» in Minneapolis was
faultless and resulted in an overwhelm
ing victory ail along the line. He is an
earnest advocate of organization, knonv
mg by experience how difficult is top
task of winning a campaign without any
information regarding the party leaders
throughout the state aud without organ
ization. ; j
Hon. C. D. O'Brien, the vice presir
dent, is one of the most distinguished j
lawyers of St. Paul, a thorough Demo
crat, and a man ready to work for tfca
successofthe party "in any capacity.
He was one of the organizers of the j
Minnesota Democratic association ami
has never failed to be present at all th«
meetings of the executive committee
ready and willing to help tiie work
Dan Aberle. the treasurer, is too well
known to the Democrats of St. Paul t$
need any introduction, but for the
benefit of those outside the city it is no^
amiss to say that he is one of the hard
est workers ju the parly, not ouiy iv
St. Paul, but the whole state. As treas
urer he has taken care that the good
work should not stop for want of funds.
He, too, is a strong advocate of organ
isation and a man of wide experience in
the management of political campaigns.
The secretary. P. J. Smalley, is a
Democrat who thoroughly believes in
what- is popularly known as "educa
tional campaigns." His experience as
secretary of the Democratic state cen
tral committee showed him that it is
impossible to carry on this style oi a
contest without having the names of the
votei-3. He urged that a poll of the
state be made from the first, and for
nearly a year has been engaged in per
fecting plans and carrying out the work.
He is a writer on economic subjects,
and there are few men who possess a
greater kno\yledge of the tariff system
than he. His work as secretary of the
association baa been marked by loyalty
and industry, and justly entitles him to
tha thanks of his rellow-workers in the
cause of the people.
Despite the efforts of the Republican
press to persuade the people of the state
into the bslief that the Democracy of
Minnesota is divided, the fact remains
that never before has the party been so
united, and in this way will it enter the
coming campaign. A great deal of this
good feeling is due to the etforts of the
Democratic association. Every Demo
crat iv Minnesota desires to see his
party succeed and is ready to applaud
ail efforts that are made to secure suc
cess, aud even those who at first viewed
the Democratic association with disfa
vor, have applauded their work. When
the matter is sifted down it will be
found that all the Democrat? of Minne
sota want party success and they are
ready to help along anything that will
lead to this. The meeting of Tuesday
will be enthusiastic, and will be the
first move in the campaign ot this year.
It is gratifying that it will be started so
harmoniously and with something in
the way of an organization.
Schedule of the Game? to Be
Played This Week.
This week will witness some of the
hottest battles ever fought out with the
big wooden spheres and the ten pins.
Only four games have thus far been
played in the Daily Globe bowling
tournament, but the present week will
record ten more, and by Saturday niglit
one may have material" to judge of trie
comparative strength of the nihfc
teams that have entered the series.
Every aggregation will then have given
a turn at the pins. At the present time,
however, mere conjecture can be of
fered, aud it would be unfair to indulge
in guesses. Several teams have enthu
siastic partisans who fancy they can.
pick out the probable winners of the
emblem, but the estimate of one of the
oldest bowlers in the city is that the
ciubs are so evenly matched that a little
luck may turn the scale at any time
duriog the play.
Two rattling games will mark tbe
events of this evening. The St. Paul
Kegels. with their only game played
standing to their credit, will go out to
Shade's park ou West Seventh street*
to play the North Light club. The lair
ter team has been in hard luck In the
two games played, but they expect to
be in better form tonight. Then the
Capitol team will try conclusions at
Foley's with the sturdy Bistnarcks. The
Capitols suffered a defeat at the hands of
the powerful Kegeis in an exciting
game, and the Bismarbks have van
quished tbe North Lights.
The schedule of games for the week
Monday- St' Paul Kesel vs. North Ltsht at
Shade's pßrk : Capitol vs. Bismarck et Foley's.
' Tuesday— Humor vs. Enterprise at Foley's.
Wednesday— vs. Kegei at Ainorfs;
Norih Light vs. Press Club at Foley's; Uni
versity vs. Bismarck at corner of Dale street
ami Liiiversiiy avenue. -
Thursday — Humor vs. North Light at
Foley's; • ■ •* ".'"■■
-Friday— Enterprise vs. Capitol at Amort s.
Saturday— Kegei vs. Bismarck at Shade's
park; Ku&JU} vs.. University at Amort' 6.
Florrie west Harry Kelly. Charles F. Wil
son and others of (lie "U and I*' company,
are at the Clifton. The Joseph Maworth
company raturued yesterday.
Rev. W. S. Vail Tackles an In
teresting- and Important
As a Christian, What Would
You Do With Robert In
gersoll ?
The Reverend Gentleman
Urges That He Be Charita
bly Dealt With.
The Great Agnostic Not So
Bad as He Is Oftentimes
"As a Christian what would you do
with Robert lngersoilV" was the ques
tion tackled yesterday morning by Rev.
W. S. Vail in his sermon before the Firs
Universalist society at the Grand opera
house. The reverend gentleman said:
I am to consider the one man that
preachers either abuse or silently pass
by, and yet the one ruau of all others in
our time who deserves consideration be
cause of the many people who would
like to know what the real attitude he
holds ia to the Christianity of our time
— 1 mean Robert Ingersoll.
Christians should consider Ingersoll
with charity; his differences should be
lightly considered; his agreements
given great weight. But is he not respon
sible for the wide-spread skepticism
ot today? TJie orthodox church lias
produced ten, yes, a hundred, skeptics
where Ingersoll ever produced one.
(k)ing through this or any other city.you
will find such to be the case. More
over, he was the direct product himself
of approved orthodoxy, and so the
church by her unwise aud hard-headed
teachers has brought upon herselt any
responsibility that may come from the
teaching of this eloquent agnostic. Be
sides this, lngersoll has had an influence
for good on many men. Persons ask mo
what he really believes. Well, he be
lieves in personal purity, in the mar
riage of
One Woman to One Man,
in having and taking: care of a family,
in being upright in business, in justice
and tolerance, id being patriotic to our
country, true to the best interests of our
neighborhood; and to men who have
listened to eloquent pleas for these
things they have come to be a power
that is to them a religion. For when
we cease to worship we allow admira
tion to take its place. When Mill had
lost a God, he worshiped a wife of
noble character., and her life was a
power of good to him. Sol feel thai
many a man has been helped in ways
lie does not know to belie ve in truth
and purity by the writings of Mr. In
gersoll. And answering my question.
"As a Christian, what would you do
with Robert Ingetsoll?" I woufd first
of all look with justice upon the actual
condition?, and see whether ail this re
sponsibility for skepticism is to be
placed upon his shoulders, and if there
is not something to offset it when wo
come to the heart ol the real teaching
bf the man.
Then I would bring his position up to
the highest conclusion that can bo
prawn from his school. 1 would correct
Jiis agnosticism by that of the greatest
men of the school to which he belongs.
Agnosticism is a new word in theology
and might be translated. "I do not
know." Mr. Ingersoll has said, "I do
not know whether death is a door of a
wall.*' lie has said— but here i quote
from memory— that we are
Aboard a Ship.
Wo do not know the port we left. We
do not know the port for which we are
bound. We are not on speaking terms
with the captain. Hut we do know our
fellow passengers, and it is our Dlain
duty to try to make the voyage a li'tle
more pleasant for them. in other
words, beyond us all is mystery. The
boat that leaves this shore is wrapped
in the midst of a thick fog. What is on
the other side we do not know. I, too,
am an agnostic. 1 do not pretend to
know many of these mysteries. But I
believe certain tilings. And that seems
to me the altitude all men should have.
The man who can advise y«u all about
God, and the local conditions of the
future, has gone beyond my knowledge.
This is agnosticism, and yet most peo
ple think that from it you draw the
conclusion that thero is nothing outside
of man, and no promise of a future. It
is possible that lugersoll is without a
belief in any overruling or per
vading intelligence out side of man,
It is possible that the pict
ure of the magnificent deer fighting
his final fight with the hounds, and fall
ing at last to expire with a cry. is a
picture true to human life as lie views
it. Ido not answer for this; but it is
not by any means the logical result of
the position he holds. He names with
pride Goethe and Darwin as star
names in literature and science. Goethe
gave the world the most exquisite ex
pression of a God pervading the world,
and found in the
Conscience of Man.
Mr. Darwin said before his death that
the one man of this generation who
was capable of formulating liis ideas of
evolution in connection with the phe
nomena of religion was John Fiske,
of Harvard university. John Fiske is
also an agnostic, but he looks upon man
as a higher or at least a developed cra
ation, immortal and hopeful, and be
lieves that the evidence is conclusive
that, while we cannot weigh and meas
ure the Almighty, there is a pervasive
intelligence— an intelligence ever speak
ing through the conscience of mau and
asking his obedience. And chancing
the expression of Goethe a little, he
makes him say: "As in the roaring
loom of time the endless web of events
is woven, each strand shall make more
and more clearly visible the living gar
ment." Believe me, we are in time of
transition, and the free mind is the
mind which shall first sight the new
land, and if 1 could control the intel
lectual position of Mr. Ingersoll 1 would
bring him into harmony with the lead
ing minds of this school, tha men who
ate and will be the influential leaders of
thought. For any man who expects to
see agnosticism turn to atheism will bo
mistaken. The scientific mind is also
taking on a new hope. That hope, lead
ing to belief, is an instinctive inheri
tance of man, and no power cau
Break It Down.
Of the things I would not change in
,any particular is the courage to follow
iconyiction, the absolute freedom of
thought and the profound sincerity that
has ever characterized all he has. Like
the scientific spirit of the time that
starts out to learn, even though all
things tumbie and fall that have Lee;i
called sacred, this spirit undertakes t
establish truth, though it may strike at
Cure BILIOUS and
Nervous SIXS.
25cts. a BOX.
My three-story build
ing northwest corner of
Jackson and Seventh.
things that are already established. I
know of no means of getting tiuth other
than through a mind as free as the air
we breathe. Anything that can bo
killed by criticism is not sacred. Any
thing that has in it the true ring of life
will stand under the severest lire of
1 would preserve that blending of abil
ity and humanity that gives him such
wonderful power. Ability alone, mere
intellectualisiu, is often cynical. It is
often icy. J tis often a bitter sneer. It
is like the sailor's vision of the Merri
mac, with her terriblo sheatlie of iron
that turned away the shot from the
Cumberland as she bore down upon
That 111-Fated Ship
a very "kraken, huge and black," inan
imate but terrible, ll is powerful, nut
merciless. Mephistophules going up the
side of the mountain in the wild pro
cession of witches, goats and swine,
while trees are bowing in the storm'
while mountains art: quaking and groan
ing, while fires Hash fitfully from the
top of the hills— and this man of power
unmoved, moves swiftly through all the
scone— this is intellect without human
ity. Humanity without intellect is fool
ish fondness. It is the Rush of senti
ment that has in itself no power. It is
full of sighs and tears, but has no grip
of things. Now it is in the union of
these qualities that you have strength
Humanity makes intellect all the more
useful, and intellect makes humanity a
motive force of new and greater value
This feeling of humanity is seen iii
Mr. Ingorsoll's visit to the grave of Na
poleon 1. There came to him a pano
ramic view of all that great general had
thought and done, lie saw Napoleon
putting down the mob in Paris— "at the
head of the army in Italy; crossing the
bridge at Lodi, with the tri-color in his
hand; in Egypt under the shadow of
the pyramids; saw him conquer the
Alps and mingle the
IC aglet* of France
with the eatrles on the crags; saw him
in Russia, where the infantry of the snow
ana the cavalry of the wild blast scat
tered his legions like winter's withered
leaves." But when he thought of the
lives sacrificed at the altar of this man's
ambition, the orator concluded: "1
would rather have lived in a hut with
a vine growing over the door, a poor
peasant, with my loving wife at my side,
knitting as the day died out of the sky
—with ray children upon my knees and
their arms around me; 1 would
rather have been that man, and
gone down to the tongueless and
dreamless dust, than to have been that
imoerial personation of force and mur
der known a3 Napoleon the Great! This
was but a sample of the humane spirit
that runs through ingersolFs speech
and writings. The speaker made espe
cial reference to the "Vision of War,"
and said it would live because if, was
filled with thoughts of home, wile,
mother and sacrifice. He referred to
the tribute on Beecher and the orator's
sympathy with nature and its iufluence
on life. This positive teaching, the ad
vocacy of right life, the purity of home,
the emotions that cluster around domes
tic life— all these, he hoped, would be
long remembered iv the eloquent words
in which they had been spoken. For
himself, he believed in all this and
more, and he would add to what had
been given an intelligent cause and di
recting love, and the upspriuging and
undying hope of immortality, and the
power of the ideal in the life of Christ.
Rev. Doran Preaches to the Or-
ganization in Its Interest.
The espousal of a worthy cause by an
eloquent speaker is sure to attract not
only those who are interested therein
and in whose behalf he talks, but many
gather from kindred motives to hear
words that never fail to be of
interest to all. Such a speak
er is Rev. Frank Doran, of Cen
tral Park M. EL church, and the an
nouncement that his sermon last
evening was to be for the benefit of the
retail clerks of St. Paul was sufficient to
bring a large congregation within the
doors of that edifice. The retail clerks
of both sexes were well represented,
and listened witn interest to the address
of the pastor who has made himself fa
miliar with the condition and wants of
every class of labor oy close study and
observation. Mr. Doran traced the
gradual erowth of organization among
the clerks, si ml reminded them that it is
not long since they were toiling from
early morning until late at night, while
public sentiment looked upon it as a
matter of course. A change has, how
ever, come over the citizens, and today
the rights of the clerk to have some time
for recreation and intellectual advance
ment are recognized by all. People regu
late their shopping accordingly and a few
hours of each evening are given him to
use as his inclination may prompt him.
Merchants, with few exceptions, recog
nize and approve of this condition in
business and are as glad as their em
ployes to have some time? out of the
twenty-four hours that is not given
to the grind of business. Mr. Doran
exhorted the clerks to show by their
services that they were erateful to their
employer for the shorter hours that
were given them. To make him com
prehend that the concession made them
all the more diligent in his service, and
that his interests were theirs. Such a
course, he said, would in the end lead
to a still.shorter day and a betterment
of their condition.
White's Jubilee Concert.
Prof. S. C. White, of Chicago, has had
in training in St. Paul for the past
three months a jubilee chorus of 150
| Backache, j^T#Z2k Sciatica, f
I Wounds, I JM| Bruises, f
I Sprains, WHJpF Burns, |
Decker Bros,, Haines, Blasius & Sons, — —
== Wegman & Co, and New England
I pay cash, and can undersell any Music House
for the class of goods I sell. Full line of Musical
Instruments of all descriptions, at wholesale and
retail. Send for prices.
colored people, and having thoroughly
trained them in glees, quartettes, cho
ruses, jubilee songs, plantation melo
dies, will give his first grand concert at
Turner hall, Franklin street, near
Sixth, Thursday night, Feb. 18. This
and other concerts which ho will give
are all for the benefit of the St. Paul
Conservatory of Music, which I'rof.S.G.
White intends to fouud here. All will
be hiirhly pleased at their first concert
Feb. 18 at Turner hall.
Joseph Haworth Dclighta a Criti
cal Audicnue at tho Metropol
It was a small though highly appreci
ative audience that greeted Joseph lla
worth In "St. filarc" at tlio Metropolitan
last evening. "St. Marc" is not a par
ticularly interesting play, and, to put it
mildly, Mr. llaworln and company are
not seen to their best advantage. The
situations are weak aud the lines gener
ally are somewhat commonplace. This
is to be regretted, for Mr. Haworth is an
actor who should be seen by every lover
of the historic art. He made the best
of the role undertaken, and was called
several times before the curtain. He
displayed some very fine acting in the
third act, which is the best and strong
est of the play. Mr. Haworth has
able support. Miss Kidderwas particu
larly pleasing. The make-up of Aitkins
.Lawrence, after his imprisonment in a
dunseon, was very realistic, and his
acting throughout denoted a capable
and clever artist. The re^t of the sup
port is very good. "St. Marc" will be
repeated this uveninjj. Mr. Haworth
will produce "Ruy Bias" tomorrow.and
Wednesday eveninar, when his engage
ment ends, he will give "The Bells."
He is reported to dive an especially tine
representation of Mathias.
"U and I," an intensely amusing
comedy, delighted a crowded house at
the Grand last evening. Manacer Bixby
was comprlled to turn people away at 8
o'clock, when the S. K. O. sign was out,
and scores of individuals paid hard cash
for the privilege of standing. "U and 1"
is a most entertaining piece, and, with
John T. Kelly in the principal role, it
went with a vim that left nothing to be
desired. Fun and frolic were cleverly
interspersed with sparkling music and
lively dances, and a more all-round en
tertaining evening could not be desired.
There is some very clever specialty
"Chip o' the Old Block was well re
ceived by two large audiences at Hil
lon's playhouse, matinee and evening
performances being given. The action
of the play is full of life and merriment.
Miss Amy Arlington, aclever soubrette,
I and Elmer Lyons, an exceedingly funny
I commodore, were well received. There
j i.-> some very catchy music, and a bright
eutertaiument is Kiven. HHEyftlfß
A Cold Wind Interferes With the
Three- Mile Race.
The three-mile amateur skating cham
pionship for a gold medal was decided
at the Junior Pioneer rink yesterday
afternoon, and was won handily by J.
S. Johnson, of Minneapolis, who de
feated B. Bird, St. Paul; John Nilson.
Minneapolis; Ed Panuell and 11. Davi-
I son, of St. Paul, who finished in the
j order named. It was an excitine race,
I eacli alternately leading until the last
I lap, when th« Minneapolis bicyclist went
[ to the front and won a good race by
| about fifteen feet. Biid was a like dis-
I tance in front of Nilson and Pannell,
who both fell at at the finish, the for
mer colliding with one of the spectators
who lined the track several deep.regard
luss of tin; cold wind that swept across
' the river, owing to which the time, 10
minutes and 47 seconds, was. considered
fast. W. Bird was tinier, Ed Murphy,
! starter, and George Dorsey, scorer.
The next event is the state champion
ship, which will be at ten miles and
skated on the 22d, Washington's birth
, day,' also under the auspices of the
skating association.
I —^
Ed 11. McHenry. assistant chief enginear
of the Northern Pacific, has had conferred
upon him the honorary degree of civil en
gineer by the board of trustees of the Penn
sylvania Military academy.
Baby Boy
Covered Witn Salt Rhenm— Cured
by Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Mr. Frank I. Ric&son.who holds a responsi
ble position on the Boston & Albany railroad
! at Chatham, N.-Y-i writes as follows:
"When my baby Doy was two years old he
was covered from head to tooi with salt
rheum. It Degan to appear when he was two
weeks old, and Increased in spite of all that
could be done.
We Were Discouraged
The doctors said it would disappear when he
was seven years old. I happened to be tak
ing Hood's Sarsaparilla myself, and thought
I would eive it to the child. At that time he
did not have a hair on fci» head, and
it was covered with a crust. His sufferings
were awful. In two weeks after giving him
Hood's Sarsaparilla
I the scabs began to fall off, and in six weeks
he was entirely cured of the sores. He is
now the healthiest child we bave."
lIOODS PILLS cure habitual- coustipaiioa.
What all the other
Clothing fellers SAY
And more too, for we =
Give you BETTER Goods.
If you don't find it so,
Don't patronize us.
We have told it you often,
Only not in the same words.
For proof, look in our
Windows as you are passing,
42d Semi-Annual
Red Figure Sale.
On Third Street.
Room 70, National German-American. Bank
Building. St. Paul, Miun.
Mason A. Stone President
William Aaams and Walter B. Wary.
Assistant Secretaries.
Attorney to accept service in Minnesota,
A. X . McGill, St. Paul.
CASH CAPITAL, - $200,000.00
Value of real estate owned. . 5170,000 00
Loans secured by mortgages
on real estate ; 11,100 00
Interest due on said mort
gage 10an5..... 213 00
Market value of bonds and
stocks 1,102.195 91
: Loans secured by bonds and
stocks «s collateral 62,399 99
Cash on hand and ia bank.. 25,013 33
Premiums in course of col
lection 203,69124
Ail other assßts 22.761' U-4
Total admitted assets 51. 597,375 41
Assets not admitted $5,0)0 00
Capital stock paid up S2Of>,ooO 00
Unpaid losses ' 345,356 12
Reserve for reinsurance, or
dinary policies 832,427 14
Other liabilities 100.100 00
Total liabilities, including
capital 51,483,083 26
surplus 5114,292 15
■Net cash actually received
from premiums §1,187,151 73
Received from interest and
dividends 52,024 <>!>
Received from rents and all
other sources 17,-lIS 30
Totalincome $1,257,194 63
Xet amount paid for losses.. 5828.397 71
| Paid dividends 20,000 OO
Commissions and brokerage. 310,194 92
Salaries of officers aud em- .
ployes 62,315 Of
Taxes : ; 13,(>9S Oi
All other expenditures 80.819 5*
Total expenditures $1,315,425 33
Excess ot expenditures
overincome 158,230 70
V. MiscELLW:
Fire risks written iv lb'.U . s-_" (3,5 !>,.V!2 00
Premiums received thereon 1,294,131 iy
Marine aud inland risks
written in 1891 65.997.985 Qn
Premiums received ihereon. 192,337 (J7
Total risks in torce l)e<'. 31,
1891 298,913,182 00
Total premiums received from
commencement to date. . §10,061,724 O'»
Total losses paid from com
mencement to dme 6,855,251 7<i
Excess of premiums over
losses 53,506,472 21
Risks written : (1,238,795 00
Premiums received 14,435 8-1
Risks written (1,558,555 00
Premiums received 10,453 :>'.(
LOSSES r.\u>.
Fire '. S-1,750 18
Inland UD4 37
— _:
Total (5,474 55
LOSSES incli:!:i;ii.
Fire 5H.430 is
Inland <»19 52
Total (12,439
Department oj» Insurance, J
-s>t. Paul, Feb. i:j, Id9i. )
I, the undersigned Insurance Commission ■
erof the Stateof Minnesota, hereby certify
that the Greenwich Insurance Company,
above named, has complied with the laws <f
this state relating to insurance, and is now
fully empowered, through- its authorized
agents, to transact its appropiato business ot
lire and inland insurance in this state for iho
year ending January 3lst, 1893. •
. Insurance Commissioner.
For unnatural discharges and all private diseases lisa
lllll'i EnglUh OH of SuiJjl.ooJ t'.ip.ul.s .1 radical,
certain, absolutely safe. qukk core: no cxtor: en cts. and .
. Ji box, postpaid. Address, UOS DRUU CB., Buffalo, v. I-
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