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Which Defeated St. Anthony
and Gave St. Paul the
Court House.
Vetal Guerin's Gift of Land
and Dr. Day's Early
How Gen. Johnson Found
Game and Killed His First
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.
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,
,'. We've Marked Off the Profits
And some of the cost on winter suits
and overcoats. The "Ply mouth." -
! ■■; ■ «.
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
. «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
: — .■■?"
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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

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.
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. ]
4 NIGHTS immmm sunday,
ONLY |WtO^ T^C^|>| FEB .
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
iftSjfi. '&&* J LOTS OF FUN IIS TO IT — :
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.
Farewell engagement of
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),
All plays presented with special scenery
and effects. Sale of seats Tuesday. Feb. 23.
Tonight at 8:15, everybody's favorite,
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
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
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,
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.
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,
And His Own Big Company. One of the clev
erest, brightest and funniest shows oh the
road. Get seals now. Ho extra charge.;
I^ls, 25, 35, 50 and 75 Cents.
. Today, 3 p. m., Sunday, Feb. 21.
Miss Se!ma Waschneck, Soprano > (just re
turned from her studies in Dresden).
'Admission, SO cents.
Everybody Surprised and Satisfied-
The last and best chance of the season to buy Men's and Boys' Fine Suits and Over
coats at A BIG SAVING is
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
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
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,
or c x
c h ange.
call at
ney ' s
One Up
ri ght,
$75; one
B150; an
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. . .
House Block, fills teeth without pain.
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. _ •"■
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
The Common Council reserves the right to
reject any and all bid .
By order of the Common Council.
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.
HWe cannot supply the calls for competent H
El writers. Send for Catalogue. 1
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.
207 Bank of Minnesota.
OR T 1 Ji i bAKbh;
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
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,
Send two stamps for Guide.
Newly furnished and opened for business
under new management.
; The best table in the city.
t €i. I>e Witt.Trcn surer.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Risks written $13,012,363 (i()
Premiums received 13!>,014 70
Losses paid, tire 77.030 67
Losses incurred, (ire 84,915 38
. 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.
This Line holds the record for Fastest
Time to London and the European
• 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.
Ticket Agent for all Ocean Steamship | Lines,
201 Jtsckson Street, St. Paul, Minn.

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