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LOUIS' LITTLE GAME Which Defeated St. Anthony and Gave St. Paul the Court House. Vetal Guerin's Gift of Land and Dr. Day's Early Architecture. How Gen. Johnson Found Game and Killed His First Chicken. Differences Between the Hunt ing Facilities in the Old Days and Now. Every now and then we think of th o past. In a day and a generation when Judge Aarou Goodried, then chief jus tice or the territory of Minnesota, was holding court either in the old Ameri can house or in the Mazonrtca hall, the people of Ramsey county concluded the county had become populous and wealthy enough to build a court house. St. Anthony— now East Minneapolis— with near as much population as St. I'aul, being then in Ramsey county, con cluded that the little village at the falls would be the proper place for the county seat. The county commissioners had the right to locate. Frank Steele, R. P. Russell (who was then one of the county commissioners of Ramsey county), Aid Godfrey and others com menced shinning around to procure a site for a court house and c Js&^ • bonus in aid of the erection of a court house at St. Anthony. Col. A. Allen and Dr. J. H. Murphy, now of St. Paul, who then resided at St. Anthony,, wen; in the deal. Dr. David pay. who was then register of deeds, in "his little cubby hole of an office on the north side ot Third street, in the block west of the Merchants' hotel, in discussing the situation one. aiternoon with me, we came to the con clusion, as John Brisbin said, that St. Anthony was too small, and that the game had to be broken up. After leav ing the doctor's office, passing up Third street I met Louis Robert, one ot the original owners of St. Paul— and whose history I propose to write hereafter— and said to him: "Louis, do you want the county seat to go to St. Anthony?" What was his reply.' "Do you think I am insane? It must be kept In St. Paul if it takes every thing 1 have." I told him what they were doing at St. Anthony. He said, "We head them fellows off (Robert was a county commissioner.) I will go and see W. H. Randall Sr., Vetal Gnerin and Charles Bazille, and we will be at your office tonight. We will fix those feilows; they are not so smart as they think they are." 1 sent for Joseph La Bonne (he was another county commis sioner.) After supper they were all there at my office. From dark to near midnight we discussed the situation. Before we adjourned Vetal Guerin agreed to deed to the county of Rausey. as a free :ri ft, block 20 of St. Paul proper, npon which to erect a court house. Louis Robert, turning to me, said, "The county commissioners meet tomorrow; You have the deed ready in the morn ing and we will fool these fellows." Early in the morning the deed was drafted aud executed. When the county commissioners met, and the location of the county seat and the erection of a court house was discussed, l handed Dr. David Day the Guerin deed conveying the property now occupied by the court house and city hall. When the deed was read, Louis Robert said: "That fixes the matter." and turning around to La Bonne. "You stand by me and Vote with me" (the county board then consisted of three members). "Certain ly,"'said La Bonne, "I vole with you every time, Louis." Robert moved to accept the deed and that the county commissioners proceed to Erect a Court Hoiine en said block at a cost of ?5,000. and that Dr. Day, the clerk, (the register of deeds in those days was clerk of the board of county commissioners.) be in structed to prepare plans. Dr. Day. forty years ago. was more modest than be is now, and said: "Mr. Robert, I am not an architect (and it may be possible, under the building ordinance, he was not a sanitary engineei). I cannot draw plans for a court house." "What for, doctor, did we elect you for." said Rob ert, "if you draw no plans?" The doc tor took in the siuation and said the plans would be ready the next morning. After the board adjourned, the doctor went over to the old Minnesotau office.on the corner of Fifth and Jackson streets, and procured a ream of print paper and the next morning had a plan of a court house drafted, in which he combined more styles of architecture than any man who ever lived, as it turned out afterwards, for which he received $10. Robert and Laßonne examined the draft and approved of same. Bids for the contract were duly advertised for, and the contract awarded to Joseph Daniels, now one of the leading attor neys nnd claim agents in Washington city. Shortly after the bonds were issued in payment of the contract, two of the county commissioners signing them with "his X mark." Daniels negotiated the same to Frank Steele, who in turn turned them over to a man by the name of Taylor, who held a mortgage upon all tlie water power at St. Anthony and abutting property for $20,000, and who honestly believed that the property would Never Satisfy the Taylor took the bonds to Boston where they were placed upon the mar ket. In a day or two afterwards they were known in Boston as the Ramsey county cross bonds, for which there was no demand. Taylor was indignant: the bonds were returned to St. Paul, and the two county commissioners who signed with a cross were about as much out of humor as Taylor. "We maKe new bonds," said one of the county com missioners, "we show them fellows down in Boston how we write arid sign our names." Two days after the bonds came back from Boston new ones were issued with proper signatures, and they were sold at par. My impression is Dr. David Day could tell how it was done. Vetal Getirin, who gave to the city of St. Paul the court house square ami to churches and other institutions proper ty which is today rated at millions of dollars, died poor. To the credit of the city in 1874. by the unanimous consent of the people of Ramsey county, the name of Adele Guerin, his widow, by an act of the legislature, was placed on the pay role of Ramsey county, by which she was to receive monthly dur ing her lite time the interest of £.5.000. In a later communication 1 will write of Dr. David Day. the old register of deeds, and the new court house. William P. Murray. GAME IX THE OLD DAYS. What Vandalism Has Done— >loro Protection Should Be Had. On my arrival at Fort Snelling in 1849 1 found Lieut Anderson D. Nelson at the post, and beine the only unmarried officer In the garrison, he had a mess of his own, which he invited me to join. 1 was glad enough to do so, for there was no eating house nearer than St. Paul, and the distance was too great to go lor my meals. Nelson was tond of shoot ing, and Inul supplied himself with two dugs and any number of shotguns. Ho k«'|>t the table well supplied with game, which at that time could be obtained within a mile or so of the post. At the first dinner 1 took with him there were «*two large, nicely roasted, mal lard ducks brought in and placed before him and he said to me, "John son, are you fond of duck?" 1 replied "yes,'" whereupon he placed the fork through th«j breast ot one and the carv ing knife under it and placed the entire bird on my plate. 1 confess it caused me to open my eyes in contemplating Northwestern hospitality. We contin ued to keep house together for some weeks, when lie was ordered to St. Louis and 1 was left alone. When he was ready to leave he lett in my care and keeping a pony and two well broken dogs, Crapo and Argus by name. I had never had tha opportunity of bird shooting, was without a gun, ami in fact had little taste for field sports, but with two good dogs and prairie chickens everywhere, it occurred to me one day to give the dogs exercise, so 1 took a government musket, loaded it with shot and started .out. 1 shall never forget the apparent joy of the dogs as they moved out ahesui of me. 1 suppose they imagined that they were followed by a man well equipped for bird shoot ing. 1 noticed that after going over the ground in front of them, when they found themselves far in advance of me, they would seemingly slackeu their gait until 1 came up to them. Soon after crossing the creek above Minnehaha Falls both came to a dead point. I cocked the old musket and brought it into position and bade the dogs "hie on." Two birds arose, flying about eight feet apart. I shot at one and killed the other, and from that day to the present time 1 have never practiced at shooting on the wins:. 1 bagged my bird and returned to the garrison, but was always particular not to tell the officers just how I had killed my first and last prairie chicken. What changes have been wrought since then in regard to the game in the country? At that time prairie chickens ami even deer were found in great abundance in the immediate vicinity of Fort Snelling and St. Paul. The time when buffalo were to be found in all of the states north and nortnwest of Ken tucky. Gradually as the country settled up and the number of hunters increased, serious inroads were made into these immense herds and in late years they have been found only in the Northwestern territories. To that re mote region they have been followed by the Indians and white hunters, who have slain them for the skins and now the animal is practically ex tinct, although there is a small herd of about fifty in Manitoba, a few in the Yellowstone Park, where they are protected by the govern ment, and a party in Kansas owns a few which he has domesticated. With a view to the protection of the prairie chickens the game laws of the state prohibit the killing of them before Auk. 20 or after Dec. 1, but so eager are the sportsmen to enter upon their destruc tion that several days before the day fixed for shooting them they get their guns and dogs and repair to the sections of the state where birds are found, and on the morning of the 20th they begin to kill them as soon as it is light enough to see. The weather is generally so warm about that date that the birds cannot be shipped home, or to a market, and they are left upon the field where they have been killed. The cruel destruction of these fine birds is unpardonable, and should - be stopped before they are totally exter minated. The deer and the antelope are rapidly disappearing, and, at the rate they are being destroyed now, in ten years they will be rare indeed, even if they do not wholly disappear from the country. If the killing; of game could be prevented, say for five years, the country would become well stocked, and the present generation would leave some for the generation to follow. It is an outrage the way the game in this coun try has been destroyed. If all that was killed was for the use of the people ' there might be some excuse for it, but to wage a war of extermination against all the game in the coun try just for the sport it affords is wicked and should be condemned and prohibited. Until within a few years the lakes and streams in Minne sota have teemed with fish, but the large army of our own people who are fond of fishing, reinforced by countless summer tourists, have about destroyed the finny tribe. It is only a question of a few years when the iish will disap pear from our lakes and water courses. It seems to be in accordance with the settled purpose of the American people to wantonly destroy all the fish and game witin our borders, and it becomes a crime when it is done, not to supply the wants' of the people, but simply as an enjoyable pastime. The destruc tion of our forests is one that interests the people of the entire country. By a careful calcula tion it has been ascertained that the consumption of wood every year is double the natural production. It will thus be seen that the time will come when there will be a scarcity of wood for building and fuel. The pine forests are being denuded very rapidly, and as trees of that kind are of slow growth it will require many years for these for ests to renew themselves by the nat ural way of reproduction. This is a matter of little consequence to the present generation, for the game and the timber will last until all its mem bers have passed away; but if succeed ing generations are to have any, it will be necessary for the present to provide for it. 11. W. Johnson, -«*s> ,'. We've Marked Off the Profits And some of the cost on winter suits and overcoats. The "Ply mouth." - ! ■■; ■ «. MURDERER AT BAY In a Mine Loaded to Kill, and Re fuses to Surrender. Pixkville, Ky., Feb. 20.— 8i1l Davis, alias Richard Gun. a negro, who mur dered a policeman at Pocahontas, Va., was arrested, tried and sentenced to hang. He subsequently made his es cape from jail and was traced to this town. Learning that officers were on his track, Davis took refuge in a mine and refuses to come out. The negro is desperate and is armed with a pistol and a hundred cartridges. He declares that he will die before he will surren der. . «c 3» At the "Plymouth" Corner Eleventh annual February lrouser,sale. Turnbull's Relatives Alert. Washington, Feb. 20.— Relatives of Sailor William Turnbull, of the United States steamer Baltimore, who died of wounds received at Valparais i, Oct. 19. have applied to tie state ddoartment for indemnity. : — .■■?" Pound Dead. Special to the Globe. Aberdeen, S. D., Feb. 20.— John Burke, a single man aged twenty-five years, was found dead at his house last night by neighbors. His stock was nearly starved. He had an attack of la grippe several days ago.and it is thought death was due to natural causes. THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1892.— SIXTEEN PAGES. THE CANNES SCANDAL. Deacon Under Surveillance,, Wife and Children Gone. Pakis, Feb. 20.— Interest In the Dea con-Abeille tragedy has in no way di minished, and is not likely to do so until Edward Parker Deacon is tried and acquitted— for that seems to be the ending of the affair looked forward to on all sides. When the trial takes place it is likely that some additional sensa tional revelations will be made. As already stated, it was reported soon after the shooting that there was another woman in the case, and that this woman is supposed to have notified Mr. Deacon by an anonymous letter of his wife's in fidelity. This seems to be correct in every particular. The second woman In the case is said to D3 a countess, moving in hiah cir cles in this city, and who was deeply enamored of M. Euule Abeille, the man shot by Deacon Wednesday night. M. Abeille, it appears, neglected the count ess and followed Mrs. Deacon about, thus arousing the jealousy of his former love, who caused him to be watched, with the result that she was able to notify Mr. Deacon of his wife's infidel ity and to enable him to surprise her almost in the arms of her lover. When Mr. Deacon forced his way into his wife's room, he founded her at tired only in her night dress. She, though dreadfully frightened, retained enough presence of mind to run to the toilet table, on which a candle vyas burning, and extinguished the light. The clerk, who had entered the room with Mr. Deacon, had a lighted candle in his hand that sufficed to show everything in the room. Mrs. Deacon rushed to ward the clerk and knocked the candle from his hand, her evident thought be ing that perhaps in the darkness Abeille would be able to make his escape from the room. But her efforts to aid her lover availed her nothing. Mr. Deacon found Abeille crouching behind an arm chair, and while the latter thus sought to avoid the man he had so grievously wronged, he was shot by the outraged husband, Abeille sprang to his feet, staggered through the doorway to the corridor and fell bleeding and speechless to the floor. Mrs. Deacon seized her husband by his hands, threw herself at his feet and in an agony of fear implored him to spare her life, and not to shoot her lover again. Mr. Deacon remained perfectly cool. To his wife's appeals he replied: "I would shoot you, but for the sake of the children. 1 have caught you at last, and now I will leave you." After taking two employes of the hotel to witness that his wife's bed had been occupied by two persons, Mr. Deacon went to the com missaire of police and surrendered himself as a prisoner, declaring to the commisionaire that he had long sus pected his wife and felt that the affair would end badly, but he had no inten tion of killing his wife's paramour. Yes terday, after all the formalities of French law had been complied with, Mr. Deacon was liberated on his own recosrnizsnce,the judge only stipulating that he must reside in Grasse until the assizes are held. He will be indicted for murder at the March assizes at Nice. Mrs. Deacon and her four children, to the surprise of everybody, the Cannes authorities into the bargain, have mys teriously and completely disappeared. They vanished from the Hotel Metro pole during the past night, and, accord ing to one rumor, are making for Eng land, from which they will, according to the story, take a steamer for the United States, untering upon the books under some assumed name. An other story has it that Mrs. Deacon and her children were driven during the night to a neighboring village, and that they are now concealed in the house of a friend of the lady at Antibes, fifteen miles from Nice. Antibes is surrounded by orange, olive and vine plantations, and is a delightful retreat for a Derson in a worse position than that Mrs. Dea con is in. Still another rumor has it that Mrs. Deacon was driven to the neigh boring village referred to, and was rap idly transferred, with her children, to"a second carriage, which was hastily driv en to the seashore, where a fishing boat was in waiting. Mrs. Deacon is said to have embarked on board this smalt craft, and to be making her way toward some port where she expects to throw off all clew as to her identity and whereabouts. ABUSED BY BRUTES. A Bulldog and His Mate Assault a Woman. Newark, N. J., Feb. 20.— Mrs. Annie Kent, whose husband, Robert Kent keeps a saloon, had a frightful ex, perience with a vicious bulldog Thurs day night while attempting to defend herself from Frank Habig, owner of the doz. Siie was horribly torn aud man gled by the savage brute. Habig re mained in the saloon, Mr. Kent havinr retired, and late in the evening Habig tried to kiss Mr^. Kent. She repulsed him, and he grabbed her about the waist. As i»e did so the dog sprang at her and bit her again and again, tearing the ftesh from her arms and shoulders. The disturbance aroused Mr. Kent, and when he arrived on the scene the en raged dog jumped at him. He threw a pillow at it, however, and he and his wife escaped. Habig has been arrested aud held in $1,000 bail. Mrs. Kent is very badly hurt. AR3IED SCHOLARS. A Michigan School Teacher in Danger of Death. Laxsixg, Mich., Feb. 20.— At the Townsend street school one of the teachers had occasion to punish a ten year-old pupil named Guy Cottington. She had struck him twice when he pulled out a revolver. Pointing the weapon at the teacher he said if she struck him again he would shoot her. After a slight struggle the teacher suc ceeded in taking the revolver from the boy before it was discharged. A can vass of the school was made, and a num ber of children under age were found who had revolvers, and are accustomed to carry them. Three of the boys con tinually go armed. RED CROSSITES RAZZLED. A Financial Officer Embezzles a Large Sum. Akrox, 0., Feb. 20.— A big sensation was created in lodge circles this morn ing by the announcement of the result of an investigation by W. A. Noble, su preme commander of the Order of Red Cross of Ohio, of the accounts of C. E. Groessel, the financial secretary of Star commandery, and one of Akron's most prominent German citizens. Groessel is an embezzler of a large sum from the commandery. He is well kuown among Red Cross and Turner society members throughout Ohio. Mrs. Montague Rearreeted. Belfast, Feb. 20.— Acting under in structions from Dublin castle, Sergeant Shier has again arrested Mrs. Ann Mar garet Montague, who had been released on bail, charged with causing the death of her infant daughter by confining her in a dark room, where she was found strangled. The charge upon which Mrs. Montague was arrested today was that of "feloniously slaying her infant daughter." A Murdered Hunter. Alton, 111., Feb. 20.— A fisherman no ticed a boat drifting down the river here today, and on approaching it the corpse of a middle-ayed man was found lying in the bottom. The clothing indicated that the wearer had been a professional man out for a hunt. He had evidently been robbed, bound to the boat and murdered, after which the skiff was set adrift. There is no clue to his identity. Lost His Face and Head. Dayton, 0., Feb. 20.— Owen Smith, a prominent citizen, committad suicide this morning by shooting. H> j u comfortable circumstances and aged sixty-five years. As the result of la grippe he has been despondent, ami this morning ho placed the muzzle of a shot gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. The charge tore off his entire faco and top of his head. FIRED BY FIENDS. A Colored Couple Deliberately Roast a Man. Raleigh, S. C, Feb. 20.— The mys tery which surrounded the horrible death of Miles Toomer, a young negro at llillsboro, last Monday night has been solved. Monday night, last loonier was found In the street with his cloth ing all ablaze. The fire was. extin guished, but Toomer was so badly burned that he soou afterward died. After the fire was extinguished it was found that some grass near by was also on fire, and some one had been lying in the, center of the burned spot. From this clue detectives have worked, and yesterday they announced that Lewis Ruffin and Alice Cotton, both colored, had poured rosin over him and then set him on fire. The guilty persons have been jailed. There is great indignation over the crime. Shot at a Convention. Noblesville, . Ind., Feb. 20.— John Danforth was shot this morning in a ■ riot that occurred at the Republican .' convention at Westfield. six miles west of here. ggjg ■ Reduced Rates. For the People's party convention at St. Louis, Feb. 22d, the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul railway will sell, on Feb. 20th, 21st. 22d and 23d, round trip tickets at half rates. Passengers can leave St. Paul 9:15 a. m., or Minneapo lis 9:05 a. m. Sunday morning, and ar rive at St. Louis 7:30 Monday a. in. in ample time for the opening of the con vention. For particulars apply to the Company's Agents, or to W. H. Dixon, A. G. P. A., 176 East Third St., St. Paul. . — "'.',. '-- Mescaleros Dying Off. Albuquerque,. N. M., Feb. 20.— A drunken row which occurred among the Mescalero Apaches on their reserva tion, 150 miles southeast of this place, resulted in the killing outright of four Indians, and- the serious wounding 'of ten or twelve others. They did not at tempt to leave their reservation or to molest any white settlement in the vi cinity, but fought like fiends among themselves. — FACTS AND FANCIES. The Globe Business College Was established in ISBO by and for the people, and will consequently stand by them and not for money-making schemes. We deem it our duty to in form the general public that other schools are charging too high a price for instructions similar to those offered by the above-mentioned school. SCHOLARSHIP, $35.00. In order to popularinze the Moran- Pitman system of stenography in the Northwest (which system is taught in the high school of St. Paul), we will graduate any young lady or gentleman for the moderate sum of $35.00 while other schools are charging $60.00. Re member we are not in the combine with other schools in this city. - ' For particulars call on or address the Globe Business College, Davidson Block, corner Fourth and Jackson. Oriental Offerings. If you are thinking of having your, home papered, or any interior decorat ing done this spring, it will be to your interest to visit the exclusive decorating establishment of Smith & Co., 61 East Third street, within the next two weeks; tor during that time, in . order to reduce their extensive .assortment, they will quote special figures on their elaborate collection. Their stock comprises the choicest make and designs in English,. French and American ; Papers— of all grades— as well :as a large variety -"of • Linerusta-Waltons, Borders, Dados, Moulding, etc.; in fact, everything! Known to the interior decorator. !; I Sale of Gray Switches. Mrs. M. Franklin, 318 Wabasha street. iffßJ On Account of Change In the line of our business we are clos ing out everything at cost. Big bar gains at Louis W. Schroeder's, 16 East Sixth. ] ATMIISEUEaiTS... 4 NIGHTS immmm sunday, ONLY |WtO^ T^C^|>| FEB . BEGINNING TOZSTIO-HT. 21. Something Brand New / You Must See It / -•■Funny / Bsaaa ■ ■ mttyi %&^ wlilim^l bill nye — by — bill nye * *^IP*LJfI si? 1 • . THE NOVELTY OF '91-92 LOTS OF MUSIC — -— iftSjfi. '&&* J LOTS OF FUN IIS TO IT — : -^BMlf^l^ ORIGINAL NEW YORK CAST Original Scenery and Effects. The Only Fun in Town. NO ADVANCE IN PRICES •-••■2sc, 50c, 75c and $1.00. Next Friday and Saturday, Sarah Bernhardt. Next Sunday- "TIEE PETIL'S AUCTION." AMUSEMENTS. ■W ■ L.N SCOTT. MANAGER.! . W Farewell engagement of MME. SARAH BERNHARDT! Under the direction of Messrs. Henry B. Ab bey and Maurice Grau Friday evening, T P A T4 (THE FOR- Feb. 26...... 1 .cry IT. SAKEN.) Sa Feb d 2?. Matine e: Jeanne d' Arc Saturday evening, Feb. 27 (farewell appear in this city of Mme. Bernhardt), CLEOPATRA. All plays presented with special scenery and effects. Sale of seats Tuesday. Feb. 23. IS a-iR-AITD If Tonight at 8:15, everybody's favorite, GUS WILUAMS! v Presenting KEPPtER'S FORTUNE. Next Sunday— Sullivan-Harrison, ■. ' > ,- ~ Bargains in Pianos* One Voso . square, 0n1y... ....... ... ' $50 One Fox square, only ...,-.....;..»'. 60 ; One Great Union square, only , 75 One Pease square, 0n1y....... 90 Oue CJabler upright, only ........... .175 One Gabler upright, 0n1y.;........-. 215 Just the thing for beginners. All great bargains, and must be sold at once. S. W. Raudenbush, Lowry Ar cade. Special Bargains In Sideboards at Louis W. Schroeder's, 10 East Sixth street. Bo Not Be Deluded : " N By the claims of any "Cheap John" commercial school, the proprietor of which can neither speak nor write the English language, and who, by base misrepresentations, is victimizing the public and whose pupils are leaving their money with him and seeking other schools. The value of a courso in any school depends upon the quality of .the instruction, and the Metropolitan Busi - ness College. 1108 Pioneer Press Build ing, stands at the head. Investigate! The St. Paul Carpet Company, Edward Scott president, corner of Third and Minnesota streets, have re ceived their spring stock of Carpets. Draperies, Oil Cloth, Shades, Mattings, etc. Parties about furnishing their houses are cordially invited to inspect the stock before placing their orders, as every effort will be made to suit them In prices. Wire Desk Rail. St. Paul Wire Works, 21 West Third. Parlor Suits. Line still complete at tremendous bar gains. Louis W. Schjioedek, 16 East Sixth. Pianos — Before You Buy, I way, $200, and one hundred new Meh lin, Ballet & Davis and Kimball Pianos on easy payments. See list of bargains under Musical in Want Column. Latest Styles in Fine millinery. Mrs. J. B. Robbing, who is now in New York, will return about March 7 with a personally selected stock. 19 East Third street. ■ Tools, Tools, Carpenters, masons, bricklayers, plas terers, machinists, moulders and paper hangers are invited to examine a fine line of Tools. St. Paul Hardware Co. Ha a Picture Today, Made by the popular Photographer, R. A. Leask, .195 East Seventh. "Careful work and attendance. Happy Is the Man That has a nice-fitting shirt, tor then 'all his other apparel hangs well and rests easily, where, with, an ill-fitting garment, he is uncomfortable . arid out of sorts with himself and the world in general. Moral: Have your shirts made by Briggs & Merrill, headquarters for fine furnishings, corner Fourth and Robert streets, and be happy. All danger dt drinking impure water is avoided by adding twenty drops of the genu ine Angostura Bitters, manufactured by Dr. Siegert & Sons. ■ . |A- Tools, Tools. ■. Carpenters, masons, bricklayers, plas terers, machinists, moulders and paper hangers are invited to examine a fine -line 'of Tools. v St. Paul Hardware Co. . i - . Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Child dren Teething relieves the child from pain. Fresh Flower Seeds. De Cou & Co., 21 West Third. Sandell A Ilaslett, Merchant Tailors, 179 East : Seventh street, paid yesterday into the custom house duty on English Cassimere and Suitings, $208. AMUSEMENTS. PPR 04— -Seven Nights and Matinees lulli til Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. - Extra Matinee Washington's Birthday. Opening Matinee Today. #■ : ■ That Great Favorite, the celebrated '-. comedian, SIPC. FRANCE And His Own Big Company. One of the clev erest, brightest and funniest shows oh the road. Get seals now. Ho extra charge.; LOW PRICES! BIG SHOWS 1 I^ls, 25, 35, 50 and 75 Cents. r (EIGHTEENTH SEASON.) •"*: SEIBERT CONCERT . Today, 3 p. m., Sunday, Feb. 21. TURNER, HALL. Miss Se!ma Waschneck, Soprano > (just re turned from her studies in Dresden). 'Admission, SO cents. Everybody Surprised and Satisfied- TheCROWNINCCLIMAXisOURCREATPURCHASE From E. ROTHSCHILD & BROS. Of the Entire Stock of the UNITED STATES CLOTHING COMPANY The last and best chance of the season to buy Men's and Boys' Fine Suits and Over coats at A BIG SAVING is WE GIVE A FEW OF THE PRICES BELOW: \ Men 'sAll-WoolCassiniere Suits, in Plain, Brown-Mixed and Plaid: former price <f>f* Cf| $12. Our price <pO«OU Men's Scotch All- Wool Suits in Stripes, Black and White Mixtures: (P7 KH former price $12. Our price cp/.OU Men '^LAY WORSTED SUITS; FORMER PJRICE $20. - - - - «£1 4, 00 Men's BLACK CHEVIOT SUITS; FORMER PRICE $12, - - <3>H en Our price .. Jp/.OU Men's Overcoats in Plain Brown Meltons, satin-faced, satin lining, with a fine G>£ KH Italian lining; former price $12. Our price .. $O*OU Men's Chinchilla Overcoats, all-wool, Black and Blue, with or with- Q*a CA out silk facing; former price $12. Our price tJ>O»OU Men's Irish Frieze Ulsters and Overcoats, in Oxford and Steel-Mixed, with plaid <P A A HA wool lining; former price $15. Our price JpIU.UU Men's Washington Beaver All-Wool Overcoats, Black, Blue, Brown <£ A O HA and Tans; former price $18. Our price $1 BOYS' KNEE PANTS; FORMER PRICE 25c. i C . Our price 15 (JuS. Boys' All-Wool Knee-Pant Suits, in Plain, Plaid and Striped; former (PQ f\f\ price $4.50. Our price BOy Om' in rice V ° ISteCl SUitS ' in Ptain aml PlaM Effects 5 former P rie3 $6. QA 00 Come Along Quick— lt's only once in a great while that you can secure Cloth ing at such Bargains as you can at this sale. OHAS. HOCHSTADTER & CO., Proprietors, CORNER SEVENTH AND JACKSON STS. Sell,rent or c x c h ange. call at Whit ney ' s Music Store. One Up ri ght, $75; one Upright, B150; an elegant S tei n- -.-;•■ ".:"": DlEp. ■"•.,, -. .:■•" DRAKE— At Coronado Beach, Cal., Sunday, Feb. 14, Elias Franklin Drake, aged sev enty-eight years. Funeral at the First Bap tist church, St. Paul, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. LIPKE— In St. Paul, Charles F. Lipke died : last night, at his residence, 125 University avenue, aged seventy-one. Funeral 2 o'clock today. . For Funeral Carriages, §2 : Hearse, 84. No. 284 East Ninth st. E. W. Shirk's. Tele phone 455-2. . . AiraoUNCEaiEXTS. R. HALE, LITT'S GRAND OPJSUA House Block, fills teeth without pain. IUANNHEUIKK BROS. LHUSIKIi TO li.l announce that the Princess of Wales j Company will send a fitter to St. Paul SDe- j cially""lo explain the good points of Her | Majesty's Corsets. Maunheimer Bros, will - provide a room in which the corsets can be tried on. The fitter will be here during the week beginning Feb. 20. _ •"■ GARBAGE. City Clerk's Office, ) " . St. PAtrf, Feb. 11. 1892. f Sealed proposals marked "Garbage Re moval," etc., will be received at this ottice until 3 o'clock p. m. on Tuesday tha 23d day of February, 1892, for the collection of the garbage, offal, dead animals and all refuse animal and vegetable matter of any and all kinds whatever of the City of St. Paul, for the period from date of contract until October 1, 1894. Proposals must state price for the collec tion of said garbage, etc., and the delivery j thereof . to Henry A. Fleischman. or his as signees, in manner as piovided by a certain contract bearing date June 18, 1889, by and between Henry A. Fleischman and the City of St. Paul, at certain locations that are de scribed in specifications on file at the office of the City Clerk, St. Paul, Minnesota. All proposals to be in accordance with the said specifications as regards detail, etc. ■ A bond in the sura of two thousand dollars (2,000) with two sureties, lexkieiits of the State of Minnesota, must accompany each proposal. The Common Council reserves the right to reject any and all bid . By order of the Common Council. THOS. A. PRENDERGAST, City Clerk. febl2-12t— Health Is Wealth. Dr. E. C. West's Nerve and Brain Treat ment, a guaranteed specific for Hysteric Diz ziness. Convulsions. Fits. Nervous Neuralgia Headache. Nervous Prostration caused by the use of alcohol or tobacco, Wakefulness, Men tal Depression, Softening of the Brain re sulting in insanity and leading to misery, de cay and death. Premature Old Age, Barren ness, Loss of Power in either sex, Involun ■ tary Losses and Spermatorrhoea, caused by overexertion of the brain, self-abuse or over indulgence. "Each box contains one month's treatment. $1 a box. or six boxes for S5, Bent by mail prepaid. We guarantee six boxes to cure any case. With each order for six boxes, accompanied with $5, we send the purchaser our written guarantee to refund the money it it does not effect a cure. Guar antees issued only by W. K. Collier, successor to Mjppler & Collier, druggists, Seventh and SiDley sts.. St Paul, Minn. m _ PRACTICAL p: I BUSINESS COLLEGE, SHORTHAND I Hi.. And TYPEWRITING. H HWe cannot supply the calls for competent H El writers. Send for Catalogue. 1 B PIOXEER PRE 39 BUILPIKG. %T. PAUL. B POM WANTS. BEAUTIFOLHOMES We have now in our hands with out exception the mostbeaut ilul piece of residence property in St. Paul. This is Clay's Addition,front ing-on the river at the foot of Cleveland avenue. It is covered with fine trees, and lies perfectly. We propose to make this a choice residence neighborhood, and we will gfuraiitee none but desirable neighbors. We will not sell to speculators, but to the right people desiring- to build we offer special inducements. We do not intend to have any cheap Houses on this ad dition. But if you will agree to build a good house, and are the right sort of man, we will sell you a lot 50 by 150 feet, worth §1.090 0r§1,200, for a nominalprice. The West Seventh street electric line runs within a block of this addition, and it is accessible to the beautiful scenery and attractive society of Fort Snelling. We have, also, the best property in South St. Paul, as well as good property in other parts of the city, and fine acre property for market gardens. ODIN 6. CLAY & CO. 207 Bank of Minnesota. OR T 1 Ji i bAKbh; Fit IV ATE DISPENSARY. 0371 Jackson St.. St. Paul, Minn 230 llennepin at.. Minneapolis! Minn. Chronic, Nervous and Private Diseases. Young Men, Middle-Aged Men and all who are ■ suffering from the effects of indiscretion or ex posure, causing Nervous Debility, Urinary Troubles, Sores in the Mouth or Throat, Weak Back, Ulcers, Pimples, Falling of the/ Hair, Catarrh, Dyspepsia. Loss" of Energy Constipation, or Piles, are treated by New Methods with never-failing success. 5,000 cases treated annually. ilemember 1 WE GUARANTEE TO FORFEIT 8500 -;.-.-■ For any case of Nervous WEAKNEssor Blood Posomxo which we undertake and fail to cure. Thousands have been cured by us where others have failed. 19 Ybm»s' Ex perience. LADIES who suffer from any form of Female Weakness, Painful or ir regular Sickness, are speedily and per manently cured. Offices and Parlors private ,No Exposure. Consultation free. Call or write for List of Questions. Medicines sen by mail and express everywhere. Office hours. 9 a.m. to 9p m. Scndays 10 to 2, WILLARD'SHOTEL WASHINGTON, D. C. O. O. STAPLES. PROP- Send two stamps for Guide. RIGGSHOUSE WASHINGTON, D. C. Newly furnished and opened for business under new management. ; The best table in the city. RIGGS HOUSE CO., Props. t €i. I>e Witt.Trcn surer. fir AFv m ? *• HEAD NOISES CORED llk II fcby my Invisible Tubular Ear Cushions. Wbii- Ui.nl D"* heard. Successful when all remedies fall. ~™" " " Sold only bvF.Hrecox, 853 Broad- pnpe* w»y,Cor.HUipiewYork. Write tot W>i of profs rnbb CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY. Principal Office, - New York (Organized in 1852.) F C.Moore.. _ President lid ward Lanmng Secretary Attorney to accept service in Minnesota, Jacob Stone, Minneapolis. Cash Capital, $1,000,000.00 I. ASSETS. Value of real estate owned.. $734,360 00 Loans secured by mortgages on real estate 155,235 00 Interest due on said mort gage loans 3 22S 40 Market value of bonds and stocks 3,941,887 00 Cash on hand and in bank.. 452.235 15 Premiums In course of col lection 203.825 01 All other assets 226,014 15 Total admitted assets 50G.784 71 11. LIABILITIES. ' Capital stock paid up §1,000,000 00 Unpaid losses.... §'-74,285 77 Reserve for reinsurance, or- ; dinary policies 2.G3G.775 30 Other liabilities 249,962 4.0 Total liabilities, including capital 54,161,023 47 Net surplus . 51,t>45,7til 24 111. INCOME IX 1891. Net cash actually received for premiums..* §2,409.268 25 Received from interest and dividends " 214,870 39 Received from rents and all ' other sources ." 36,399 16 Total income $2,600,543 80 Excess of income over ex penditures 567,939 20 IV. EXPENDITURES IN 1891. Net amount paid for losses.. $1,422,638 37 Paid dividend* 140,861 0(» Commissions and brokerage. 512,191) 50 Salaries of officers and em ployes. 256,495 11 Taxes 08,6it2 3O All other expenditures 201,727 32 Total expenditures §2,592,604 60 V. MISCELLANEOUS. Firerisks written in 1891. . 452.338 00 Premiums received thereon. 2,796,876 39 Total risks in force Dec. 31. ! 1591.;:... ...; §501,858,229 00 Total premiums received .; from '-commencement to date • §49,547,863 10 Total losses paid from com ! mencement to date 27.026.927 21 Excess of premiums over losses 521,920,935 89 BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA IX 1891— Finn. Risks written $13,012,363 (i() Premiums received 13!>,014 70 Losses paid, tire 77.030 67 Losses incurred, (ire 84,915 38 STATE OF MINNESOTA, . 1 . Department of Insurance, > St. Pali.. Feb. 1<». 1892. I I. the undersigned Insurance Commissioner of the State of Minnesota, do hereby certify that the Continental Insurance Company, above named, has complied with the laws of this state relating to insurance, and is now fully empowered, through Its authorized agents, to transact its appropriate business of Fire Insurance in this state for the year ending January 31st, 1893. C. 11. SMITH. Insurance Commissioner. HAMBURG - AMERICAN. PACKET CO. This Line holds the record for Fastest Time to London and the European Continent • Weekly Express Service: New York— Southampton— by the magnificent new twin-screw steamers" "Augusta-Victoria," "Columbia," "Furst Bismarck" and.'-Normaunia," of 13-18,000 11. P. Unsurpassed for safety, speed and comfort. Best time equal to 5 day* 21 hours to Qucenstown. Apply to the II ambm-g- American Packet Co., 37 Broadway, ( General Pass- 1 125 LaSalleSt NEW YORK.) ace Offices: (" CUICAGO. Germania Bank, St. Paul. Bank of Minneapolis. J. N. POTTG-IESER Ticket Agent for all Ocean Steamship | Lines, 201 Jtsckson Street, St. Paul, Minn.