"A Knotty Affair," through the me
dium of which John C. Kice and a strong
company amused two big audiences
yesterday, is as good as the best of so
called farce comedies in its ground
plan, and better than most of them.
Given a good basis, Mr. Rice has built
upon it a superstructure of fun and spe
cialties that ''goes.'' The audience at
the Bijou last night was en
thusiastic. Mr. Kice is a nat
ural comedian ' who handles the
German dialect pleasingly. He never
overdoes it. As a dancer he has few
equals. He is ably supported by Will
11. Sloan, a good Irish comedian; F. C.
Palmer, who essays the role of a would
be sporting editor, and W. B. Danforth,
who does well the part of the passion
rent Portugese nobleman. Louise
Hofer and Sallie Cohen carry easily the
leading female roles. Ail the others
handle well their parts. The special
ties are strong. The cornet solos of
Addie Barrett Boos are features of the
performance. She is probably the best
lady cornetist ever heard in Minneap
Charles Frohman's Comedy company
opens a three-night engagement at the
Grand tonight in "Gli,. "ana."
Amone the cast that will be seen in
Charles Frohman's production of "Glori
ana" at the Grand opera house tonitrht
is found the name of Miss Margaret
Robinson, of Minneapolis. Miss Robin
sin is a decidedly pretty girl, and her
rapid advancement in "the profession
has been a source of gratification to her
many Minneapolis friends.
tie Preaches on "Christ as the
"World's Hope." _§!__
Preaching last night in St. Andrew's
church, the rector. Rev. Wilkinson,
said: "The path of the reformer and
the public teacher is often one of almost
despair. The watchinn sees such
bright visions of noble possibility, such
a happy day for men, in which they may
cultivate everypower God has given them
and in that culture fill ideal places, and
be glad as with the gladness of heaven.
As he looks out, all the horizon is
flushed with gold, and as he sees the
ransomed of the Lord in all the glory of
• a manhood which has in it a mighty
power* to live above all earthly things
and dwell with the Eternal, for him the
horn of life appears full of all which
God could give or man could need, and
in an enthusiasm born of faith,
and urged by love, he finds
joy in this possibility of beauty in
conduct, and fullness of enjoyment, be
cause he knows that it, in very deed,
means hieh service for all mankind.
Virtue has for the seer a charm pe
culiarly its own. and duty becomes the
watchword of holy minds. These vis
lons, however, are not for most of us to
become realities; they are subject to
heavy discounts. Between the ideal and
the actual, that which ought to be
and that which is, what a distance
is placed— a gulf which many men
never cross— and hence we see the
bli-rhted Jives, the ruined hopes, strewn
along all the the shores of historic time.
On the whole, there has aever been a
day so rich in goodness as this day is.
The pessimist, the man who looks on
the darkest side of things and gives no
place'tothe charm of their lighter colors,
is out of harmony with facts
as they are in solemn truth
presented to the world now. Yet
there is much to mourn over with bitter
tears. After the personification of vir
tue In Jesus Christ, after the light of
His teaching has been in the world for
all these ages, what do we see? We see
vice flaunt itself in the open day; we
hear it cry in the chief places of con
course: we know it takes to itself most
attractive names, and in alluring guises
seeks to deceive the simple.
"We have before our eyes evidence of
degeneracy iv the. sights of the police
courts, and a deeper form of evil which
is never seen arrayed there. What
means the pride of life which is too
haughty to speak to its neighbors if they
happen to be poor? What means the
envy, jealously of another's advance
ment? The "unholy competition in
trade, lying advertisements which de
ceive only persons who are not educat
ed in the ways of the world?
What means the corruption
of political parties, which in
many instances has thrertcned the
credit of states, and which has crept
Into the citadel of the republic so much
as to give grave anxiety to the purest
minds and ablest hearts in this mighty
republic? Evils which no party as yet
has been able to root up. cast out or de
stroy. 1 say that as yet no plan other
than that contained in the teach
ings of the gospels will meet
our needs, because they do not
go deep enough. They deal with results,
with appearances, with overt acts, not
with causes. They look lo rule by law,
by the stern hand of justice. How
delusive is the faith which thinks this
will be strong enough to purify the land
from evil, and to make us an upright,
honest, sober, truth-loving, man-serving,
God-fearing people. It is not in knowl
edge to keep men, it is not in temperance,
or In self respect; it is in a realization
that man is not a separate being, with
no relationships other than those he
owes to self; but that he is made by
God. is responsible to Him, is part of a
brotherhood of men, who are passing to
a tribunal of justice where every one
shall receive the reward of his deeds.
Jesus Christ taught this, aud His words
are the words of hope."
Almost a Miracle.
It is not often that anything gets
away from the "Boo" gang. Friday,
however, was an exception, for the
gang was robbed of about £400 worth of
clothing. The gang conducts poker
rooms at the corner of Fifth street and
Washington avenue' south, where it is
said every outsider is "touched" for
everything in sight and everything out
of sight. On Friday the rooms were
alone in their glory, the gang having
gone out for "tea." A couple of sneak
thieves, who evidently did not believe
in honor amone the craft, found the
rooms conveniently open, and went in
and carried off everything of value.
It Stopped the Street Cars.
The fire department was called to the
Itreet ia '"ay power house, at the
corner o; Se ond street and Third av
enue norm, last night a few minutes
after 8 o'clock. A short circuit of wires
had caused fire to break out in the
terminal box in the basement of the
building, and for a time it looked as
though there would be a serious blaze.
It was extinguished in a few moments
with merely a nominal loss. The fire
had the effect, however, of stopping
every car on the main lines, much to the
discomfort of thousands of passengers.
' all disorders of
the stomach, liver,
Every Dose Effective
"WOMAN IN BLACK/
For Twenty Years Has Mrs.
Lindholm, of Vasa, Been
Jesse Hogan the Persecutor,
the "Woman in Black"
Details of the Case Told by
Red Wind's Chief of
"Coffee John" in Trouble
Again With a Patron-
The mystery of the "woman in black"
has taken to itself a different coloring,
and new lights have been added' to an
already interesting story. Facts were
made known concerning the mysterious
woman and her mysterious errand to
the table of a card writer on Nicollet
avenue which give the whole affair a
luster of romance, and exemplify the
adaee that truth is stranger than fiction,
lt will be remembered that Friday
afternoou a woman dressed all in black
presented herself at the table of B. F.
McPherson, a card writer, and re
quested—nay, begged— to have a letter
written to a Mrs. Anna Lindholm, of
Vasa. The letter was written by
Mrs. McPherson in the absence of
her husband. It contained a plea for
forgiveness and an "acknowledgment of
some "grievous sin" and "transgres
sions," also that the sender of the letter
was about to "go away for ever." The
woman also had a number of mourning
cards written, bearing the name of J.
Hogan, and in the corner of each card
the word "farewell." The name signed
to the letter was J. Hogan, and when
the lady at the table asked if she should
not affix the title "Mrs." or "Miss," the
mysterious woman replied that it was
not necessary, for Mrs. Lindholm would
know who the letter was from. The
woman then disappeared, and in spite
of the endeavors of the police to unravel
the mystery— it was feared the woman
contemplated suicide— no trace of her
could be discovered.
Yesterday the chief of police of Red
Wing, a Mr. Lundquist, was in the city,
and his mission was to lind. if possible,
the "woman in black." She was not a
myth, as some people supposed, and the
J. Hogan did not live only in the imagi
nation of certain reporters, as jealous
and "scooped contemporaries" claimed.
The "woman iv black" is a reality, and
-I. Hogan lives in the flesh and is evi
dently in the city at the present time.
Chief Lundquist was anxious to lay his
hands on Hogan, and his reasons for
desiring to do so unfold a delightfully
sensational story. It has its beginning
twenty years ago, when the lady who is
now Mrs. Lindholm was a young girl
and lived in Red Wing. One' night
she attended a ball given by the
society people of lied Wing. During
the evening she met a younc man who
was introduced to her as Jesse Hoaran.
He was a handsome fellow and attractive
in other ways, but Mrs. Lindholm was
then engaged to her future husband
and saw nothing in Hogan to attract
her attention. Hogan, however, fell in
love with her at first sight and,it is said,
proposed to her on the very night he
first met her. He acted strangely, and
declared he loved her fondly and would
not and could not live without her.
When the dance was over
and no one knew whither. But he soon
began to persecute the young girl, who
was shortly afterwards married to Prof.
Lindholm. by sending her letters declar
ing his passion and his inability to exist
without her. The letters were sent from
ail parts of the country and arrived at
intervals of a week. For twenty years
this letter writing has kept up and more
than once ' the writer has signified his
intention of committing suicide. Some
times tbe letters would bear a Minne
apolis postmark, and the next letter
was just as apt to bear the
postmark of some Eastern or
Southern city. Hogan never appeared
to remain very long in one place, but
Shifted around from pillar to post. Mrs.
Lindholm grew weary of receiving these
letters, and finally became terrified, for
In several of them there were vague
hints at revenge. She bore five children
during her married life, and the only
blot upon an otherwise haDpy existence
was the terror caused by Hogan. Wher
ever she went he appeared to be, and
when he did not appear ho sent her
letters telling her that he had watchea
over her, although he was not present
in the flesh.
Prof. Lindholm was finally given the
chair in the Swedish college at Lynch
burg, Kan., and removed thither with
his family, It was hoped the letters
would cease, but they did not. Mrs.
Lindholm was one day walking in the
garden of her home when she was as
saulted by a man attired in the costume
of a cowboy. He sprang upon her and
stabbed her several times With a bowie
knife. Fortunately the wounds were
uot serious, though the desperado
thought he had killed her. He lay her
form down on the grass, and in doing
so the rim of his broad slouch hat
turned up and Mrs. Lindholm, half un
conscious as she was, recognized the
villain. It was Hogan.
When Prof. Lindholm died his widow
decided to return to tho North, and ac
cordingly went back to Vasa, where she
purchased a home and lived there with
her children. The letters from that
terrible Hogan still arrived at the house
with dreadful persistency, and Mrs.
Lindholm's life was made the sadder
for it. She saw she could not escape
Tiie Awful Missives
so she received them with resignation.
Most of them were placed in the hands*
of friend-, among them Chief of Police
Lundquist, of Red Wing. On the even
ins of the 17 of last March Mrs. Lind
holm was seated in her parlor arranging
some business details with a man
who had secured the contract
to paint the house. Suddenly
she gave a start, and, pointing toward
.the window, informed the startled
painter that she had seen the face of a
mail she had learned to dread peering
in at the window. A search was made
of the premises, but no tracejof a strange
Demon could be found, and Mrs. Lind
holm concluded she had merely im
The painter remained at the house
over night, and. in order to accommo
date hi m with a bed, Mrs. Lindholm
cave Up i ie room to him, and slept in the
one Occupied by her mother. The
painte r fell asleep, but was awakened
about midnight by a scratching noise at
the window. He raised himself in the
bed, a n d looked toward the window.
He sa w on the outside the face and form
of **• man, who raised a revolver, when
he saw the occupant of the bed
■» a sitting posture, and fired
two shots. The bullets whizzed
past the painter's head. They imbedded
themselves in the headboard of the bed,
uot over an inch above the pillow where
a moment ago the devoted head of the
Painter had reposed. The shots alarmed
the house, and when daylight came it
was seen that a team of horses and car
riage had been driven up to within a
few yards of the house at some time
during the night. The tracks in the
solt soil showed that a hurried depart
ure had been takeu, and there were
footprints leading up to the window of
the bed room where the painter slept.
Mrs. Lindholm remembered the face
she had seen at the window when she
was seated in the parlor, and, then she
was positive the man who had tired the
shot was none other than Began, and
THE SAINT PAUL -DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MORMNG. SEPTEMBER 26, 1892 .
that he had supposed he was firing at
her when he shot through the window.
The "Woman In Black.'* y
Sheriff Mattson, of Ashland, is a rela
tive of Mrs. Lindholm, and a short time .
ago he delegated his son Sjur to come
to Minneapolis and see if he could not
find the miscreant who was making life
such a burden for Mrs. Lindholm.
Youug Mattson accordingly placed him
self at the disposal of 'the unfortunate
lady and has been diligently searching
for a clue to Hogan. This seems to be
hard to find, however, for whenever he
writes a letter he covers up his tracks
well. On the day * the mysterious
"woman in black" "secured the letter
and cards from the Nicollet avenue card
writer, Mrs. Lindholm was in the :
city. the guest of Col. Hans
Mattson, at 2925 Park avenue. She
left for home on the evening train,
little realizing, that while she
was still in the city, Hogan. was having
another of his letters, written to her.
The next morning she received the let
ter, also one of the mourning cards.
She dispatched a messenger to Red
Wing, which is only twelve miles dis
tant, and requested the chief of police
to go t/t Minneapolis and make another
determined hunt for Hogan and secure
his arrest . if possible. Lundquist ac
cording came to the city, with the letter
and card in his possession, and called at
the central police station to see Capt.
Day. An endeavor was made to find a
clue to the "woman in black." but it
proved futile. No one knew her; no one
had seen her previous to the time
she made her appearance on
Nicollet avenue, and no one
had seen her afterwards. Chief
Lundqu]^ t at first thought perhaps it
was Hogan disguised in woman's
clothes, but he finally concluded his
supposition was wrong, for the "woman
in black" had light hair and a fair com
plexion, while Hogan is a man of bushy
black hair and a very dark complexion,
impossible to disguise. It is the theory
of the chief and of Capt. Day, that
Hogan got the "woman in black," who
ever she was, to go to the card writer
and get the letter and cards written for
the purpose of covering up his tracks
thoroughly. They do not believe he
meant to commit suicide, for he had
threatened the same thing so many
times before. .
Lundquist says that Hoagau is about
forty-five years of age, of medium
height, and weighs about 175 pounds.
He has bushy black hair and side whis
kers, sprinkled with gray. He dresses
in the latest of fashion, and most of the
time wears a silk hat. Hogan is also
supposed to have considerable means,
and aside from ready money owns a
ranch in Colorado. In all events the
case is a mysterious one, and Hogan a
peculiar man, to say the least. Any one
who can solve the mystery of" the
"woman in black" will confer a favor
on an interested public aud a zealous
"COFFEE JOHN" AGAIN.
He Assaults a Traveling Man and
Will Be Arrested.
John Fichette, commonly known as
"Coffee John," got into trouble again
last night, and it is likely this time he
will be made to dance to a tune of his
own music. "Coffee John" has frequent
ly had trouble with people who came
into his restaurant on Nicollet avenue.
Last night F. N. Sanger, a well known
New York traveling man, who is -a
guest at the West," went to "Coffee
John's" place and ordered, among
other things, a sea bass. A lady was
with Mr. Sauger, which made the dis
graceful occurrence precipitated by
John all the worse, and rendered Mr.
Sanger unable, to a certain extent, to
properly resent it. When the Waiter
brought the fish Ms. Sanger saw
it was not sea bass at all, but blue
fish. He called John and told him lie
did not want the bluefish. but what he
had ordered— sea bass. John assaulted
him. After striking him several times
in the face he picked up a sugar bowl
and hurled it at Mr. Sanger's face. The
sugar bowl struck him full on the head,
cutting a fearful gash and causing the
blood to flow in a stream down his face;:
Mr. Sanger managed to get the yountr
lady out of the restaurant and then had
his wounds sewed up by a physician.
A warrant will be sworn out for
John's arrest this morning. Mark
Hayne has taken the case in charge,
and will push the case to the limit. An
endeavor will be made to bring the
matter before the grand jury. Aside
from the assault, John may be charged
with selling liquor without a license,
for he served a bottle of boor with Mr.
Mayor Durant Decides on a Veto
— Other News.
It is understood that Mayor E. W. Du
rant has decided to veto a resolution
adopted by the city council last Tues
day evening providing for the opening
of North Second street, from Willow to
Sycamore, and the transfer of the
amount necessary to complete the work
from the current fund. The resolution
was adopted by a vote of 5 to 3.
The Kit Carson left yesterday with a
raft of logs for the Burlington "Lumber
company; the Musser left with a half
raft of logs for the Empire Lumber
company, Winonn, and seven strings of
lumber for John Robson, Lansing; the
J. W. Van San cleared with a halt
raft for Laird-Norton, and a half
raft for the Empire Lumber com
pany, Winona; the Menomonie
cleared with a full raft of logs for the
lie Sueur Lumber company, Dubuque,
and the Clyde cleared with one-fourth
raft of logs for the Dubuque Wooden
ware company, and three-fourths of a
raft for the Standard Lumber company,
of that city.
The remains of C. A. Bennett were
interred yesterday, and the funeral
cortege was one of the largest ever seen
in this city. The court room in the
court house, in which the services were
held, was a bed of flowers and plants,
and some of the wreaths were very
handsome in design. The west side of
the room was reserved for members of
Muller post, G. A. R., and court house
officials, and the east side for Still
water lodge K. of P. and the bar of this
county. The remainder of the room
was crowded with friends who in life
had learned to love him. Musical selec
tions were rendered by a male
quartette composed of Messrs. Mas
terman, Davis. Haskell and Ber
ry, and the services were conducted
by Revs. J. M. Bull and J. H. Albert,
IS IT COMING?
The Possibility of a Cholera Epi
demicA Few Words of Advice
There can be no doubt as to the presence
of cholera here in America, nor that It will
increase, but there is no reason why peonle
should become panic-stricken. It" is true
there is poison in the air and in the water,
but that "an ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure" is no leas true because it is
cold. Cholera, is dangerous, but it can be,
should be prevented. If the dust containing
the germ of cholera is blown by the wind
into your homes or your faces, you must kill
these germs, and at once. If the water you
drink contains germs of cholera you must
destroy these germs quickly. They can be
killed. How? By heeding what the highest
known medical authorities emphatically
Professor Austin Flint, the leading pro
fessor in Bellevue College, says :
"The judicious use of alcoholic stimulants
is one of the striking characteristics of prog
ress in the practice of medicine during the
last half-century." - •
Dr. J. E. Harper, editor of the Medical Re
porter, 6ays :
"When an alcoholic stimulant is needed
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey should be given."
Professor Henry A. Mott says:
"The purity of Duffy' Pure Malt Whiskey
should certainly recommend it to the highest
The best possible advice which can be
given to people, whether residing in the city
or country, is to make use of some pure
alcoholic stimulant, which will keep
the blood in healthy circulation and
prevent germs from getting . a strong
old on the stagnant system. Duffy's
Pure Malt Whiskey will do this; impure
whiskey will not. Duffy's Pure Malt Whis
key will drive out or kill all disease germs;
impure whiskey does not. The duty, there
. fore, of securing that, and that OH— which
is absolutely pure, is apparent to ali.
the former delivering a - eulogistic and
impressive address. The' pall bearers
were A. A. Harper, of Stillwater lodge'
K. of P, and John Cover, Eugene Sav
age and Li. B. Castle, of Muller post, G.
A. R. -,*•:■-" :. ; '-■*:
. A picked Stillwater team played 9
game of ball yesterday afternoon with a
female club hailing from Denver. No
one . kept track of the score, and it is
impossible to determine which club
won.. The game was witnessed by fully*
1,000. ' - *""■■;: :..*.:
WINNER IS A LOSER.
Another Financial Rocket Conies
Down as a Stick.
Kansas City, Sept. 25.— William E.
Winner, the speculator, whose meteoric
flight through the financial sky quite
blinded even conservative moneyed
men to his brilliancy, and by whose
stupendous Kansas projects millions of
dollars, drained from all America, were
swiftly sunk, may before many days be
arraigned in a Pennsylvania court of
justice to answer Indictments charging
him with procuring money under false
pretences. An agent of that state waits
now in the office of the governor of
Missouri the pleasure of the executive,
who has under consideration an appli
cation from the governor of Pennsyl
vania for the extradition of Winner,'
who is now a resident of St. Louis, lv
January last, at the court of quarter
sessions in Philadelphia, an indictment
against Winner was obtained on the
complaint of James B. McCammant, a
multo-millionaire of Pottstown, Pa.,
who charged that Winner had procured
$12,000 from him by false pretenses two
or three years ago. -
Ten years ago Winner was a clerk in
the postoffice in this city. Beginning
with modest investments, his capital in
creased rapidly until in a few years he
stepped into a place of wealth and
power. From the enterprises of the
Winner Investment company there
branched out related schemes, in which
he was the ruling spirit. There was
the Winner Bridge company and the
Chicago, Kansas City & Texas Kail
way company, the natural sequence
of the bridge project, ln these two
schemes alone millions of dollars of the
Eastern money lie dormant now. There
was the Winner Building society, which
bought nearly a block of ground, aud
began the construction of office build
ings; the Winner Improvement com
pany; the Winner this and the Winner
that. The several investments, repre
senting many millions of dollars, owed
their foundation to his brain, ln two
or more years came the crash, and all
the Winner enterprises collapsed. Win
ner left town, and is now engaged in
the railroad business iv St. Louis. Mr.
McCammant made an investigation, and
secured the indictment last January.
The delay in issuing requisition papers
is due to Winner's promise to Gov.
Francis that he would appear in Phila
delphia at the next term of court vol
untarily, but he did not go, and now his
extradition is formally demanded. Gov.
Francis has the case under considera
AN EX-JUDGE'S SPLEEN
Said to Have Prompted an At
New Of.lean*s, La., Sept. 25.— Last
night ex-Judge J. C. Bauman, of Ken
nerville, was arrested in this city
charged with being accessory to the at
tempted assassination of Judge Long in
Kennerville, La., last July. He was
taken to Gretna by Sheriff Landridge,
of Jefferson parish, and locked up.
Baumac's arrest grows out of the con
fession of Dennis Richards, the negro
who was arrested last Friday in the
swamp near Boutte. Richards admits
that he fired the shots which wounded
Judge Long, but further says that Bau
man offered him $100 to kill Long. He
says he was in communication with
Bauman after the shooting, and that
Bauman promised to send him money,
and to use his influence to get him out
of trouble. The confession of Richards
was a surprise, and the accusation, he
makes against Bauman creates a sensa
tion both in Kennerville and in this city,
where he is well known. Another feat
ure in this case is that a few weeks ago
a negro named Dixon was lynched for
the very crime which Richards now
confesses that he committed himself,in
stigated by Bauman.
FOUGHT WITH OUTLAW'S.
Third Kegiment Cavalrymen Have
a Bloodless Battle.
Sax Antonio, Tex., Sept. 25.—Offi
cial information reached headquarters
of the military department of Texas
here today of an affray on the lower
Rio Grande border, above Rio Grande
City, between a detachment of United
States troops, under command of Capt.
Francis P. Hardie, ofthe Third cavalry,
and a baud of Mexican outlaws who are
believed to have organized for the pur
pose of carrying on smuggling opera
tions and other depredations. The
skirmish took place yesterday morning,
but resulted in no fatalities. Capt.
Hardie has forwarded full particulars
of the affray to Gen. Frank Wheaton,
department commander, by letter, which
is expected to reach here tomorrow. A
posse of deputy United States marshals
were with the soldiers and participated
iv the fight.
MURDERED HIS WIFE.
Cowardly Killing of a Woman by
Providence, R. 1., Sept. 25.—
Italian colony in this city was the scene
of a cold-blooded murder this evening,
Matteo Luni and his wife, Angelina,
lived in a little cottage aud kept board
ers. The husband claimed that his
wife had been unduly familiar with one
of the boarders, and today fastened a
quarrel on the woman. She had an in
fant in her arms at the time, and the
cowardly ruffian, using a dirk knife,
stabbed her three times, the last in the
heart, proving instantly fatal. The
murderer then escaped, and the police
are scouring the city for him. The
murdered woman and the murderer
came from Naples about five years ago,
she being a widow with two children,
and about a year afterwards she mar
ried Matteo Luni. Five children are
rendered motherless by the murder.
Lewis and Russell Are Released
Kansas City, Sept. 25.— The indica
tions are that both Lewis and Russell,
the embezzlers who got nearly $100,000
, from the Lombard Investment com
pany, of this city, will never be brought
back from Mexico. They have been re
leased from custody under high pro
ceedings. There is a very serious hitch
iv the matter of the extradition. Min
ister Ryan does not take kindly to the
idea that the men were guilt y of for
gery, and has so expressed himself.
The crime of embezzlement is not ex
traditable. The Lombards were not
surprised tonight to hear that Lewis
and Russell were free,, but they say
they will fight hard to get their money
back and convict the thieves.
'■ All Ready at Sheridan.
Chicago, Sept. 25.— last of the
officers and men who are to compete at
the Fort Sheridan regular army shoot,
which begins Oct. 3, arrived yesterday.
More than 100 privates and about thirty
five commissioned officers are now sta
tioned at the -»fort. Practice shooting
will begin tomorrow morning and con
tinue throughout the week. Something
like , (50.000 rounds of cartridges will be
used in the contest.
■"• — - — "•_■■■
Murdered in His Bed.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. Philip
Vetter, a German from Milwaukee, who
has been farming in Fremont county
for two yeaas, was fonnd dead in his
cabin. He was in his bunk, and there
was dried blood on the pillow and oa
the floor. The body was partly decom
posed. It was evident thatVetter had
been murdered in his sleep.; The place
had been plundered. Vetter had sev
eral - hundred dollars. The crime is
charged to a band of outlaw stock
thieves. v •■--.--: -'" "
j TLKAS WITH A COWBOY.
; He Says Indians Cannot Ride, and
j, j Tells Some Very Good Stories. .
Julian Ralph in Harper's Weekly. -
-5 ''Folks East think; the Indians are
■such fine riders. We cowboys may be
conceited, but we don't think an Indian
can ride for sour milk. It is true they
are on horseback all the time, but their
horses are little, played-out old racks
that you could mostly put in your
.pocket. An Indian can ride a horse
that I've rode down and quit, but I al
.ways say the horse goes to git out of
misery. You see an Indian ride once.
'You-. often have? Well, then, there's
Ino need o' my tellin' you that he keeps
his heels humping into the horse's ribs
tbe whole time he's riding him. or that
he has a quirt, with which he keeps a
whipping: and lashing the horse the
""' "Indians can't ride. Do you know
what they do when they get a horse
that's got some spirit? They put a stake
in the ground, and tether the horse to
it with a long halter. Then ail the
squaws and children and pld men iv the
camp get around with whips and sticks
and stones, and they holler and chase
and beat the horse around and around
that stake until he's well-nigh dead.
When they've broke his heart and got
him nearly dead some buck will get on
him and ride him, whipping him and
digging him with his heels. The horse
will go to get out of misery. That
shows what the Indians know about
"Cavalrymen are fairly good riders—
on a road. Tney can move along a road
if its in good condition, quite fairly.
But, great Scott! what we call riding is
to take your horse across country where
ever a horse can go— down gullies, up
bluffs, and Just as it happens. A eood
cowboy rider is unconscious that he Is
riding. A man who is conscious that he
is on horseback ain't a good rider. You
want to get on your horse, and let your
legs flop around loose from the knees
down; and you must let your body sit
loose, except where it joins the horse
and is part of him.
"A cowboy is drunk twenty minutes
after he strikes a town. We used to
"••hoot up' the towns, but now they dis
arm us. Was I ever in a fuss? Well,
little ones, once in a while. When a
man raises a gun on me, I'm going to
do whatever he wants just as quick as I
can. I've heard men in the towns say
they wasn't afraid of a gun. Well, I
am ; and so would they be if they had
ridden from Texas to Montana as often
as I have. I've also heard them say
they'd like to see the Indian they'd be
afraid of. Well. I've seen a good many
I've been afraid of. no matter what
bluff 1 made to show that I wasn't
scared. As 1 say, I like to oblige a man
that drops a gun on me, because the
man is apt to be drunk, and when he is
drunk ho Is apt to be a little mite nerv
"But there was a time lately when a
man pulled a gun on me, and" 1 didn't
like to do what he wanted. You see, 1
don't drink liquor, and I'd - refuse $500
sooner than corral a spoonful of it. I
"was in a bar room and a man came in
and asked me to drink. He was a
stranger or he'd 'a' known better than
! ask me, and he was steaming drunk,
too. , I thanked him, and told him I
didn't care to drink. I was - unarmed,
'but he was 'fixed,' and he whips out his
! gun— a 45-caliber six-shooter— and he
says: 'Pour out a glass of rum and
chuck it in yourself, or I'll make
windows in your skull. He had
me. : and I want to tell you
that a man doesn't feel first
rate looking along a gun barrel when
•he knows the weapon's cocked and the
I man is drunk, and has only got to press
hard enough to move two ounces when
; the thing'll gooff. A man doesn't get
: absent-minded under the circumstances;
,he tends to whatever business is asked
-of ! him. I replied that certainly I
would drink, and that I didn't know he
was so pressing. I grabbed the bottle,
"poured out the poison, and was just
raising the glass, with a 'Here's look
ing at you, pard,' when a friend of mine
came in at the door. He saw the lay of
the land, and he walked up and stuffed
the muzzle of his six-shooter rizht in
the drunken man's ear, and he" says,
'Drop it!' Uo to that time it had been
a tableau and not a word spoken, but
when my friend said, 'Drop it!' the
feller let his gun fall as you would have
done with a mouthful of scalding hot
'•Rum, cards and women are the epi
taphs in the cowboy's graveyard. Some
bunches all three, and some cuts one
out of the herd and rides after it till he
drops; but, however they take .'em,
these are the things that rounds up
most of 'em. It's curious, but, if they
quit horseback and go into busiuess,
those are the three businesses they
choose from, or the two, I should say,
for cards and liquor go together.
:, "How do I dress when I'm with an
outfit? Well, mostly In rags. Truth is,
I don't care how 1 dress so long as I've
cot a good hat and boots and saddle.
I've got shoes on now because I've quit
my horse, and am hoofing it. You can't
walk in a cowboy's shoes, they fit too
much. You see, we wear high-heeled
boots, and get 'em as small as we can.
When a cowboy goes Into a shoe store,
if two men can get a pair of new boots
on him without a good deal of trouble,
he won't buy 'em; he'll say he doesn't
want a whole hide to slosh around in, he
just wants Shoes to fit his feet. Cow
boys are very particular about the look
of their feet, and have a right to be, be
cause they pay 515 for a pair of boots.
A good broad-brimmed hat'll cost up to
$20, and a plain Cheyenne saddle and
trimmings is worth $40, but the boys
like to get their saddles all stamped up
with patterns, aud will pay $55 for one
Just the Same.
The passions of men are stirring.
Brother is denouncing brother, fathers
are lamenting the desertiou of their
sons, the "lie" is on the breezes, slander
and calumny and harsh denunciations
are heard. The people are divided into
hostile ranks and glaring atone another,
across tbe ballot box. Old weapons un
used for many years have been greased
and primed, and are carried iv hip
pockets that never knew a weapon be
But in the broad fields the cotton
blooms were never lovelier and the
leaves never lifted themselves more
eagerly to drink the dew. The corn is
■ hardening for the miller and the fodder
hangs drying on the stalk as it has
since all of us were born and as it will
when we have passed away. The grape
is reddening in the fence corner and the
muscadine hangs in rich luxuriance
above the creeks and branches. The
pea vines are creeping across from the
middle and covering all the row, and the
watermelon vine is pouring sugar into
the meat inside the rind. The sugar
cane is growing sweet enough for its
juice to trickle from the corner of the
• mouth, and the peach limbs arc break
ing with their load. The chinquepihs
and chestnuts are promising their har
vest for October, and just as he did be
fore politics set us all to grasping at
one another's throats, the grasshopper
; sits on the sweet potato vine,
An Earnest Student.
Street & Smith's Good News.
City Instructor lf you have such a
delightful home in the suburbs, why do
you wish extra studies which will keep
you iuJhe school room after hours?
.. Jfcwai'ban- Boy— This is garden-weed
ing time. -■ ' ■ ' _ . '■
Bay Tour Wood
And Coal of the Norton Coal .Company.
22(5 Hennepin avenue. .-Best 'grades, of
Lehigh Coaly*. Prompt delivery guaran
teed. 'John Norton, manager.
Continued From First Pa*;e.
margin) to as much as 20 cents less than
Minneapolis quotations. Mr. Irons ad
mitted in an ; interview published in the
Pioneer Press that he was in the habit
of fixing the price for Hutchinson from
12 to -14 cents less than Minneapolis
prices, but his less modest predecessor,
one Pratt, who I believe is an elevator
company's president, showed a Pioneer
Press reporter, from records in his of
fice, that he had made prices here at
Hutchinson ranging from 9 to 20 cents
less than Minneapolis prices. This was
about three years ago, and about that
time Mr. Pratt was called off and Frank
H. Irons took his place. This is all his
tory, and ■ page and date can be given
for every statement; and how, in view
of this state of affairs, Mr. Pillsburv can
say that these men don't fix prices,beats
Again Mr. Pillsbury says: "Why, the
market reports are all in the newspa
per* All a man has to do is to read
them." Now. how many men that sell
wheat at the country elevator ever see
a daily paper or hear of a wheat : price
except at the ""station where they are
selling? Not one in twenty; and that
one is a man with more than the aver
age amount of wneat to sell, and he
makes a private deal with the elevator
and gets a fair price for his wheat; but
the other nineteen take the current
price and know nothing about any other
I don't know anything about the other
matters charged against Mr. Pillsbury,
but if he is as far off in them as in the
matter referred to above. I'll bet he
loses his 510,000. T. C. Wakefield.
Hutchinson, Minn., Sept. 22.
_. -«■« —
. Dust at Sea.
School ar.d Home.
The British ship Berean, which re
cently made the voyage from Tasmania
around Cape Horn to England, encoun
tered a remarkable, but not unusual
phenomenon at sea.viz., a storm of dust.
After crossing the equator, she fell
into the northeast trade winds, and
when about 600 miles west of the Cape
de Verde islands, the nearest land, "the
Berean's sails and rigging were thinly
coated with a very fine powdery dust of
a dark yellow or saffron color, scarcely
discernible on or near the deck, but pro
fuse on the highest parts of the rig
ging," so that the sails appeared
Fine dust falling on vessels on the At
lantic near the Cape de Verde archipel
ago has often been reported, but it has
so often been of a reddish hue that it is
known among sailors as "red fog," and
has been generally supposed to come
from South America. The observation
on board the Bereau appears to over
throw this conclusion, and to determine
the African origin both of the Atlantic
dust and the so-called "blood-rains" of
Admiral Smyth many years ago re
ported, during his stay in Sicily, on the
14th of March, 1814, a "blood rain,"
which fell "in large, muddy drops, and
deposited a very minute sand of a yel
low-red color"— quite similar to that re
ported by the Berean. He then regarded
it as "sirocco dust" from the African
desert, "crowning the beautiful theory
of atmospheric circulation." Both on
the Atlantic ocean and in Europe these
rains of dust have almost Invariably
fallen between January and April— a
period or the year iv which the Sahara
is most arid.
A Town Worth Living In.
St. Louis Republic.
. People live to a great age in the sea
port town of Boothbay, Me. Here are
six examples taken from the local news
of the town during the past week:
Capt. John MeFarland is recovering
trom an attack of pneumonia. He is
eighty-three years old and vigorous.
Charles Giles, who is over ninety years
old, recently sang tenor in a village
choir for an hour and read the hymn
book without the aid of glasses. Capt.
John Murray, also over ninety, drives
daily to Boothbay Harbor, saws and
splits all his firewood and is deeply
interested in politics. Capt. William
Carlisle is ninety-four, well and strong,
and very little goes on that he doesn't
known about. Mrs. Pinkham is ninety
six, but she hears and sees perfectly
and enjoys life as well as the next one.
Mrs. Gove, older than any of the others,
has just recovered from a lons illness
and resumed her knitting. Next year
she will be a centenarian.
:.: Women are not to blame.
You know you ought to
be bright, cheerful and happy.
You determine each day
that you will be happy your
self, and make others so.
The day is not very old
before your brightness is
gone, your nerves go "all
to pieces," and you are
helpless on the couch.
You have falling- or dis
placement of the womb
causing "bearing down feel
ing" and backache — perhaps
ovarian troubles, with in
flammation of the uterus and
Then remember Lydia E.
Pinkham made a great dis
covery. Her "Vegetable
Compound" has saved un
numbered lives. It goes to
the very source _s_^^s
of female com- itf^wmk
plaints, and ex-
pels disease. \Jg__s _Z
All druggists sell it, rair. * Jff_\..x
or sent by mall, in form ..*».; .^pi_*tfH?lfc*-,' '■■
of Pills or Lozenges, on _^/yVi_i___m_[ .'' " '
receipt of 81. Corre- (jtjyf W-^OT^^*
Epondence freely an- 0-* i yp^Jpal \B£&£fe
swered. Address in fC^y^___W^^y§
Confidence, Ltdia E. a • ' *_/"_ _.
PrNKHAM Medical Co., J z^ w *^*' *&*&fr:
Lynn, Mass. Liver' __> _ - Qe&ss
Pills, 35c. 3!frcU*v Si ***&&****■
ymvm ■nTT/ r^TT J *-*•#•*•*.
w^'ir-k J-3-LcJ \*-J LJ **&&»
A JOHN C. RICE
l™y A KNOTTY AFFAIR.
1 roupe. . „ ,
1 Matinee Wednesday.
Next Sunday Matinee, "The Still Alarm."
fiidiitectnral Iron fori
Founders, Machinists, Blacksmiths and
Pattern Makers. Send for cuts of col
umns. Works on St. P., M. &M. R. R.,
near Como avenue. O dice 212 and 213
Manhattan Building, St. Paul. CM.
POWER, Secretary and Treasurer.
nil r*» —Dr. H. Waiie, Specialist, sixteen
"rir PA. years in Minneapolis. Why suffer
When cure is mild and certain?
Ask hundreds of leading citizens of St. Paul,
Minneapolis and the "Northwest as to treat
ment and * cure. Pamplet free. -Villi Haw
-1 •■* borne Avenue, Minneapolis. riflmß H_
_ emu ie i i iii Mi enc i.« mi^BHl—— |-
//Jr- ©ABY CARRIAGE \
WBg sQ 'ROUND-UP. J
/^'t.c!*_Mef_B^ Here is a schedule of every Baby Carriage in stock. We (i
[^*-W^Sgi^l**g^t^J have hud a Phenomenal Season on th m. Never sold so _
r^|^sfeisW^iWsW many: never owned them and sold them so Cheap. _
V/lxS-y/lv'^V/l l\__y „ All the Babies are not summer Babies, and October and 0
v -U^^^ November Air is just as beneficial, and more so,- to the little A
"A ■" dears than June and July. However, 'nuf sed. . ~ _!
4 cent h otw ( i*7 S «ffM^ ea ,- are our ,? 1 °o*' Prices, and all of them are 30 perl
- _ may dedurt^n» « -JJanufactiiren 'Prices. However, we are in a hurry, and you 4
f may deduct one-third more from the price of any Carriage listed below: 4
i 11311 •■•-"--•'-•-••"•• 838.00 12092 J9.50 _
0 t„ 26.75' 11384 850 4
4 I*>oSo ••—••• .....15.50 * 11H47 .....:: 13.50 V
_' iSSrS h 14.50 1125b' ■„ .;..;..... 18.25 f
.4. i20?1.i "••■ l*-50 11331 2. 1400 4
4 _g£2 Wr: MO 11390 12.95 5
_ -}."n4= 7, 17.50* 12069' 14 00 V
4 ifgn -' 12.C0 12093 ////:;/ 950 4
_ linns 2 ••••"" ••• 2 6 -6= 11326 :..:.::.::::: i_re J
_ l"Ofi? « ,?•£? 11320 14.(»0 w
# J?2°f ~ 15.50 11354 13 25 #
# HSIS 28.50 H323 ..:::: 1200 _\
_\ -_™(A. 13.00 11354 1400 V
4 *?&_ .. - 13.50 siMi 2 :...:: 800 *
A "32* 30.80 11809 ........... * " 1775 _\
_ Hgjf 16.80 12093 ... ......'*' 950 f
# H?*l 36.00 12071 ....."" 16*50 4
4 S ; -- • -..-23.80 113012 ....;:: „75 i
_ ion-? -" 34.00 t 1535 000 f
J i3B a:::::::::::::::::::::: OS IS •>--:::::::::::::: &£ *
# lisna •> i-i^" xaoou* *, 41.6& A
J 11809 J. 17.50 12061 ;;;;; 20.00 0
f *.a J™ understand, for instance, the price of Xo. 11323 is 812.60; _ off is 4
4 out 'for leavln £ l *. 40 m as > he net cost of l he Carriage to you today! We are reaebine _.
_ 5 l^ oyOUr0 yOUr P. ab Trade " and want u Wn - wheeled in a '-New England" Carriage. _
i -^Tffia&^ iS * beauty-stylish, 4
J ?^ATAtoci_^3^J^l NEW ENGLAND 5
J 2 , S<*"*'' 0 --o<' , -"'*'n'motli Port folio, 100 sheets _ FURNITURE & CARPET ■ _'_ 4^
*# ljS_S_ """*■« **__» „ each De-f FURNITURE (St CARPET CO. 2
i '*# Ist, on* who la # I XTH STi AN D RST AY. S' A
_ # bnUtor will build; 2nd, Cat oatniid«-iiilii-i_i * *F
4 l^^^t^-fS^^^^^l MINNEAPOLIS,MINN. vx *
f pies Carpets sent; state kind and price. We _ Vs\ V i /.//V*
_ pay 100 miles Freight, except on a.l- THE LIBERAL HOUSE *vS?\*|-*V*iiV
f i vert-sed at Special trices. One price to all. _ IHt Ll BtRALH 0U S E
J **v»*»*»**»»»»i FURNISHERS- spP^
*> *•*»•»-*»-*»-*»--•»*»•-**».-».-* FURNISHERS. 72m£$
*• THE •»
flower Shorthand School
Globe Building, Minneapolis, Minn.,
» » « . = PROCURES — • — ii — • — * —
FOR ALL PUPILS WHEN COMPETENT.
NO FAILURES HERE— CANNOT AFFORD IT.
I Greater demand from railroad corporations, banks, mercantile
houses for young men than we can supply.
SUCCESS POSITIVELY GUARANTEED.
No Students Admitted but Those Prop erly Qualified.
Full particulars sent to any address on application.
B d§j&. HBADQUARTiSRa
l ; SmfeHK^S^i Machine " Loaded Shells
SS_^ Sjf *^^^^^^^^^^^^^ AT FACTOHV PISICES.
-KIN REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
SPALDING'S ATHLETIC AND SPORTING GOODS.
Northwestern Agents for Dupont's Celebrated Gunpow
der. Hercules Dynamite.
KENNEDY BROS., ■ Minneapolis, Minn.
FLOWERS AND PLANTS. A
73&L73-6 r -?Srso.
ifurnifure, Carpets, Stoves
Cash or nstall.ut , iiu..Aliunt'apolis.
Hennepin Avenue, Corner Fourth Street,
MINNEAPOLIS, - MINNESOTA.
The eldest and Only reliable medical office of its kind in
the city as will be seen ley consulting old files of the daily
press. Regularly graduate* and legally qualified; long
engaged in Chronic, Nervous and Skin Disease*. A friend
: iy talk costs nothing. . If inconvenient to visit the city for
treatment, medlclfie sent by mail or express, free from
i observation. Curable eases guaranteed. If doubt exists
we say so. Hours— lo to 12 a, m., 2to 1 and 7toß p. m. ;
Sundays, 2 to 3 p. in. I£ you cannot come state case by
Nervous Debility, ZTS£tt£lT&&a*
Decay, arising from Indiscretions, Excess, Indulgence or
Exposure, producing some of the following effects: Ner
vousness, Debility, Dimness of Sight, Self-Distrust, De
fective Memory, Pimples on the aie, Aversion to Society,
Loss of Jtnitition, Unfitness to Marry, Melancholy, D\s
pepsia, #.tunted Development. Loss of Power, Fains in
the bat", etc., are treated with tuceess, Safely, Privately,
Speedily. Unnatural Discharges Cured
Blood, Skin and Venereal Diseases. _£*
aff^Jiieg Body, Nose, Throat, S=kin and Bor.es, Blotches,
Eruptions, Acme, Eczema, Old Sores, Ulcers, Painful Swell*
ings, from whatever cause, positively and forever driven
from the system by means of Safe, Ti— e-teated Iteiaedles.
Stiff and Swollen Joints ar.d Rheumatism, the result of
Blood Poison, Positively Cured. KIDNEY AND UR
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Bloody Urine, Gcaorrhwea and Stricture promptly cured.
ft __'(*. Throat, None, Lung Diseases; Constitu
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Sexes treated successfully. It is self-evident that a phys- i
ician paying particular attention to a class of cases attain..- j
great skill. Every known application is resorted to and the
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No Experiments arc Hade. On account of the great
number of cases applying the charges are kept low; often
lower than others. Skill and perfect cures are important.
Call or write. | Bj upturn list aad pamphlet free by mall.
The Doctor has successfully treated and cured thousands
of cases in this city and the Northwest. All consultations,
either by mail or verbal, are regarded as strictly confiden
tial, and are eiven perfect privacy. '
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•PATENTS. ■ !
JAS. F. WILLIAMSON
COUNSELOR AND SOLICITOR.
Two years as an examiner in the U. 3
Patent Office. Five years' practice. :*2<»
' Sill Guaranty Loan " Building, Minneapolis
"■Si Pioneer Press Building, St. Paul. „
PAUL & MEBWIN, patent lawyers and solicit
ors, £56-660 Temple Court, Minneapolis; 911-11.!
Pioneer Press Building, St- Paul; and 20-23 Norris
Building, -Wellington . D. C. Established sovea
are i;i Msennapolis and four years in St. Paul.
703 NICOLLET AY., MINNEAPOLIS,
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public and high school branches. Shorthand
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Tuition low. Nine teachers. I
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Authorized aud under the direction of
The Leslie E. Keeley Co.;
IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA
Tenth St. and Park Aye.,
For the cure of Liquor, Opium and Tobacco
habits by the use of Dr. Leslie E. Keeley's
Double Chloride of Gold Remedies. Terms,
825 per week: board extra, SS to s2l per week,
to suit purse and inclination.
Excellent accommodations. Including
baths, at the Institute.
TI KEELEY INSTITUTE
Tenth St. and Park Ay.,
B2** Washington Ar. South. Cor-
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Regular graduate. Devoted 2u
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.'■■ Dealers in IXI/ Pocket ■ Knives.' Knglik^
Carvers, Razors, Shears and a full : line t off
Toilet Articles. Rasors, She**-*** Clipper!
»nd Skates Sharpened, 'SggSj
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