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Mrs. Orlando Bliven. of Bliveu Mills. J
Minn., came to New York with a fixed, j
purpose. That purpose was to set into
New York society. She whs a widow of
forty-eight, with a mind of her own
ml a pretty daughter. The late Bliven
had owned and chopped down some
twenty square miles of forest, and his j
mills turned the wood into bedsteads j
and bureaus. When one of his own buzz I
saws cut his career short and separated |
Mr. and Mrs. Bliven forever the widow '
sold out her interest to a syndicate foe a j
cool three millions and came Kast to I
establish herself and daughter. J
Mrs. Bliven chafed under the confine- j
ments of a country town. The puffed
sleeves she copied from the local ga- j
zette seemed to her like wings to waft i
her to btoader fields of social activity. |
She had thought of moving to St. Paul j
or Minneapolis, or even to Chicago. She
had been to the world's fair, and was
greatly impressed with the splendor of
that city.
"But, ma,'' pleaded the pretty daugh- j
ter. "the swellest people we saw at Chi- ■
cago were New Yorkers. What's the 1
mutter with our going to New Yuik to >
It was early summer when the Bliv
ens. mere et tille, arrived in this city.
Their only acquaintances were the local
agent for the Bliven bureaus and the
banking people in Wall street with j
whom Mrs. Bliven had deposited her i
large fortune.
The Blivens snubbed their Jamie
agent and were made much of by the
bankers. They were stopping at the
most expensive hotel on Fifth avenue,
where the senior partner of the bank
"My dear madam," he explained,
"you must not think of remaining in I
New York now. Every one is going \
away, you know. You must follow the I
throng to Long Branch or Newport or I
"This seems very elegant to me," I
said Mrs. Bliven. looking proudly
around the twenty dollar a day little i
drawing room.
"And oh, ma. the stores!" exclaimed i
the pretty daughter.
"Ah, yes! You ladies must shop a
bit first, of course,"' and the banker
bowed himself out.
"Splendid gentleman," remarked
Mrs. Bliven.
"Old stuff!" replied the pretty daugh
But shop the Blivens did. and to ,
much good purpose, and when they
didn't shop the Blivens read the news
paper -accounts of doings at the various
summer resorts. Pretty Miss Bliven
read with the idea of finding out where
there was the most fun; Mrs. Bliven j
the idea of following the greatest fash- I
"Oh, ma, we must go to Lone Branch. |
They've got a big swimming tank there
and an actress who turns handsprings
in the water."
Nonsense, my child; the papers says
Long Branch has run down dreadfully i
without the horse racing, and no swell !
people go there any more. Now listen !
to this account of a garden party at '•
So. alter more parley and consulta
tions with their banker,"the Bliveus ue j
cided to make a tour of the watering !
places, but not before their advisor had !
suggested the propriety of their having
ft maid.
"What for?" exclaimed Mrs. Bliven.
"I can dress myself." But they were
persuaded, and went to an office kept
by a breken-down gentlelady, who
took in the situation at a trlance and
supplied them with a discreet elderly
person who did more to educate the
Blivens that summer than a whole
library of books on etiquette could have
The Summer Campaign.
It would hardly be fair to follow the
Blivens through their first summer
campaign. They did no better and no
worse than thousands of other women '
who have followed the same beaten
track. The natural shrewdness of the
mother was a foil to the fresh beauty of
the girl, and, go where you may in
America, the perfume of the dollar
hangs about the lucky possessor.
The newspaper correspondents, too.
were especially kind in passing com
ment upon the Blivens.
The Long Branch Surf volunteered
this remark:
Mrs. Bliven. one of the richest widows of
the West, is sojourning at the South End
boiel. Her lovely daughter is a most accom
plished pedestrian, and is dni.v seen walking
the bluffs arrayed in Worth's latest creations.
Airs, and Miss Hliven will go to Saratoga and
Newport later.
The editor of the Saratoga Spring was
naturally attracted by such a notice,
and when his turn came expressed him
self like this:
Miss Macßliven. the beautiful Western
heiress, is summering at the Reunion hotel
Her costumes are noted lor their elegant
■implicit)-. Her mother, Mrs. >iacßliven,
wean some of the tines t diamonds over seen
at the Spa.
So by the time the Blivens arrived at
the Ware house at Newport, it was no
wonder that the Breeze found room for
this puff:
Miss Mac Van CourtJnndt Bliven, the great
beauty and heiress, has arrived, and created
a sensation at the Casino this morning. Mie
was charmingly gowned in pale pink, with a
great broad-brimmed feathery bat. Prince
Polopoui and Count off were her escorts.
The young lady has been educated in a con
vent in Paris, and not only speaks several
foreign languages, but is a delightful musi
cian. Mrs. and Miss Bliven will join a
coaching party to Lenox later in the season.
At first the Blivens were inclined to
resent such absurd misrepresentation
but their circumspect maid told them
that it would do hem more good than
harm, and, in fact, intimated that &he
had had something to do with having
euch glowing notices printed.
The Return to New York.
It had all been so new and strange to
the Blivens that they were half an
noyed, half pleased when they .rot a
letter from their banker to say thai,
owing to the failure of Kile &Co a
very desirable furnished house in Fifth
avenue could be obtained by them for
the modest rental ot $8,000 a year, and
wouldn't they like to come oh and see
it. People would soon be coming bacK
to town, etc., etc.
To tell the truth, Mrs. Bliven was
rather tired of her summer campaign
ing. She recognized the futility of try
ing to make correct acquaintances at
summer resorts. She already realized
the power aud influence of her money,
but she also felt how it was be!:>ff
abused. She had been especially nice
to a finely dressed' woman at Long
Branch, whom she took to be a great
swell, but the discreet maid almost
broke her heart by informing her that
Hie woman Was a "bookmakers wife.
Bo fit Newport, the pretty daughter
had met a rather English-looking swell
at the Wave house, and had been taken
out on a four-in-hand brake by him,
6«ily to be told afterward that the man
was a professional whip, who gave
driving lessons at so much an hour.
While Mrs. Bliven felt that. a he would
rather get back to-New.-York, the pretty
daughter could have stopped at New
port forever. Her brown wAWiAMMAk^n
opened a little w ider each day as sh"
sat on the Casino veranda and watched
the swells stroll to and fro. She caught
the women's gait, their poise, their
mannerisms. She managed to get the
Western burr out of her naturally
sweet voice, and to speak with the
fashionable inflection, and one day
when a young fellow with whom she
had danced in the parlor of the \\ aye
hotel came up and spoke to her she
gave him the real society shake of the
ham). . . ;
No one can deny the American arirl
her imitative Dowers, her adaptability,
which make her the most plastic and
attractive woman in the world.
Back in New York.
When the Blivens got back to their
New York hotel, and had hart a •Tub
down," as they called it, mother and
daughter sal down seriously to compare
notes and tote up the results of their
first campaign.
'Hie acquaintances they had made,
whether they knew it or not, were us
Three bookmakers, one Italian and
one Russian prince (so-called), live
German barons, three race judges, two
; riding master?, one professional whip,
j several very respectable Chicago ftim
i llies, as badly off for acquaintances as
the Blivens; a hair-dozen kindly old
ladies, who always scrape summer
friends: three or four people who live
| in cottages at Saratoga and Newport,
i and about twenty dudes, who had been
i attracted by the pretty daughter, but
had paid no more attention to the
mother than if she had been one of the
Bliven bureaus.
Mrs. Bliven was very pleased with a
i visit she received a few days after her
I return to New fort. The banker had
sent his wife to call upon his rich client.
The wife had demurred and protested
I against the impossibility "getting on
i at all with ••those horribly rich Western
"You won't fii-d her at all vulgar," he
had explained, "only new, brand new,
J and with such a pretty nirl."
So the visit was accomplished, with
much satisfaction to both women. Mrs.
Bliven was full ot the people she had
met during the summer, and took it for
granted that her visitor knew all about
them. Being a woman: of the world,
the banker's wife had heard some of
the names quoted, but never turned a
hair, and explained that society was
getting to be so large that it was really
impossible to keep track of every one.
And was Mrs. Bliven really eoing to
take the Fifth avenue house? Yes, that
was very nice—such a charming neigh
borhoodaud so many people one knew
all about And poor Mrs. Bliven, who
had only seen the house once and had
been dazzled by its grandeur, was more
pleased still and could hardly wait until
Nov. 1 to move in.
••And, by the way, Mrs. Bliven," saiTl
the banker's wife, glancing, perhaps
unconsciously, over that lady's trim lit
tle fisure. "may 1 not recommend my
dressmaker to you? 1 know how hard
it is for a stranger to rind suitable peo
ple, who won't rob them."
"Now, that's awful good of you: it's
just what I was going to ask you. That
dress of yours tits elegant."
So the next day "ma" and the pretty
daughter spent a delightful morning in
a Fifth avenue modiste's, where the
perfume of the dollar seemed again to
have preceded the Blivens. for there
never were so many stuffs and so much
attention showed to two women before,
and when they were permitted to leave,
an order had been left behind that
would clothe most women for years.
Buying Horses and Carriages.
As the Blivens strolled back to their
hotel whom should they meet on the
street but young Tallow, who had
danced with the pretty daughter at
Newport, and he greeted them with a
splendid bovy and a handshake to the
girl, and might he walk back to the
hotel with them? You see, it was only
October, and he wasn't apt to meet any
or his own set. and the pretty daughter
really looked stunning.
Then they went to a stable to see
i some horses, and found there the pro
• fessional whip who had driven the
pretty daughter out at Newport, but he
was all deference now, although the
| pretty daughter greeted him cheerily
I and cordially, much to the horror of
young Tallow. So a pair was bought at
a very fancy price, upon which Tallow,
of course, got his commission; and then
I Mrs. Biiveu suggested lunch at the
Oh. no! Tallow couldn't think of
I that. So, feeling rich after the sale of
I the horses, he took the ladies to a fash
; ionable restaurant, and laughed at Mrs.
j Biiven'a surprise over "those queer
little bugs" (they were oyster crabs),
but desisted when she declared that she
could shoot a better partridge than the
one served from her back window at
! Bliven Mills.
Some of the pretty women from
llempstead and the Country club hap
pened in to lunch, and Tallow, though
at first rather abashed at being found in
such company, braced up and argued
that Mrs. Bliven didn't look at ail bad
silting down, and as for the pretty
daughter, she would pass in auy crowd
Then they bought harness, and the
maker had a very steady coachman to
recommend, thoroughly sober and a
careful driver. Mrs. Bliven thought
his breath studied of whisky when he
came to apply for the place, but the
pretty daughter assured her with the
i whiserthat he "looked the image of the
bishop of Minnesota."
Moving Into the New House.
By the time the carriage was mounted
the new gowns had been duly fitted and
sent home. It was a proud day, indeed
for Mrs. and Miss Bliven when a hall
boy knocked and said: "Please, mum
your carriage Is at the door." 1 wish i
could describe the confections which
the clever modiste had devised for the«o
new customers. There was some red
about the pretty gill's throat that well
became her bright face, and Ma was re
splendent in some sort of brocade and
To most people it is a frightful ordeal
to drive out in a brand new carriage
with brand new harness and brand new
Not so with the Blivens. Ma sat bolt
upright in the victoria, but the pretty
daughter lolled back as she ihad seen
the Newport wotiiun do.
As they passed Fallow's club who
should be standing in the window but
that young dandy himself.
"Oh, look. Ma! There's Tom Fal
low, and the pretty daughter cave hhn
a jolly little nod and a wave of her hand
Horrified, yet pleased in spite of him
self, Fallow started in to bow, then
thought bettor of it and pretended he
hadn I seen anybody.
"What's the matter with him, any
how?" exclaimed the pretty daughter.
''(Jot the airs bad today, I guess."
"Ah, Tommy, we're on to your
curves," came in chorus from the club
window. "Who's your pretty mash?"
The Ist of November had come, and
the new house was occupied. The
visit to the banker's wife had been re
turned, and she had proved invaluable
in the way of getting servants and mak
ing suggestions.
Catching Up With the Procession.
Events moved rapidly from now on
with the Blivens. Tom Fallow offered
to bid for a box at the horse show for
them, and got one of the best for $800.
I It was a week of wild excitement, with
dinners at Deirtfoiiico's, and an ever-in
creasing list of acquaintances. Every
I one was asking, "Who are those Bliv
| ens?" And the answer, "Awfully rich
j people from the West." seeing 0 D 6£
sesame that oa«^ tnem everywhere.
X.c. 151IVeh had never heard an opera
in her life, but the banker's wife had,
I and wanted to hear more, so she sug
gested to Mr*. Bliven that a box at the
opera would be a very enjoyable feature
> **s tbe wuitei, so one ou the parterre
was rented, and was a source of infinite
del ight to Miss Bliven. who. of course,
fell in love with Jean de Iteszke, aud
fairly overwhelmed Melon with Mow*
Une evening a dignified, porlly gen
tleman, who had great influence in so
ciety, was brought to the Bliven box Uy
the banker and presented to the ladies,
and before leaving he had promised to
mZ'Vi t! v' 13!'vens cards for the first la«
Trfarch ball.
Th»* £ t)O( i laity's cup of happiness
was now filled to the brim. Her only
trouble was that she could uot remem
ber half of the people's names, and ha**
no visiting list. She telt that she
would like to send out cards ft>r "'At
Homes" in January, but she didn't
know who to send them to. But some*
body told her that all those things could
be arranged for her, so she went to a
shop.where they printed her cards, pro
vided her with a visiting list, and sent
her cards out.
Miss Bliven could never describe her
first l>aii. "It was all a whirl and a
swirl!"' she said. Her ball gown was a
perfect dream of beauty, white satlu
and chiffon, and snowballs. Ma had
bought her a string of lovely pearls.
Tom Fallow had sent her h treat, bunch
of white violets, the first she'd ever
seen, and the banker's son had contrib
uted another of pale purple orchids,
which she didn't appreciate. She
danced the cotillion, oi course, and got
home at half-past 4in a high state of
exhaustion and nervous excitement.
Their First liiitertainment.
Mrs Bliven now consulted the bank
er's wife about the propriety of giving
an entertainment i.i her own house.
She had bad several large dinners,
which had gone oil' lather well, although
the company had been mixed. Mrs.
Bliven wanted to give a grand evening
reception, such as she imagined were
lield at the White house. The pretty
daughter wanted to have a dance. So
a compromise was made, and 1,000
cards for an evening "At Home" were
sent out. and "Dancing" was printed in
the corner.
The Biiven house was a larire double
one. The back drawing room was to
be used for dancing and the front room
for what the pretty daughter called
"chinning." A famous restaurateur
was given carte blanche to supply the
supper and wines, and the pretty
daughter had seen to it that every young
man in the three or four best clubs hail
received a card. Mrs. Bliven hud, ot
course, taken the precauton to send a
description of her dress and her drugh
ter's. together with a list of invited
guests, to all the leading newspapers,
and had been most civil to the reporters
who called for further details.
The banker's wife, who was to re
ceive with her, was the earliest arrival.
Then some of her Western friends
came, and a few old gentlemen—but
where was society? Ten, half-pasl ten
came, and the front room was only half
full. The banker's wife had told Mrs.
Bliven that she must not expect early
hours, and that women didn't go out
much at night— a harmless sort of lie
that might spare Mrs. Bliven much
By 11 o'clock some girl friends of the
pretty daughter showed up, and soon
alter a batch of young men. who had
evidently been dining at their club,
made a noisy entrance.
This party hail been made up like
this: "Who's going to the Bliveus'
tonight?' asked Tom Fallow ot a group
of the Noodle club. "Don't know them,"
was the general answer. "That doesn't
matter. Got a ripping house, plenty of
'fizz' and all that. They told me to bring
any one I chose," so the whole party
started off to be amused, as they would
fto to the play or a dog fight.
When these ingenuous young gentle
men got down to the drawing room they
made things hum. Dancing of the
most vigorous sort was immediately be
gun, interspersed with frequent visits
to the dining room. Then some of the
men discovered a smoking room further
on, and soon the heavy odor of Dimet
rino cigarettes penetrated even the
front drawing room.
"That's right, boys; have a good
time," said Mrs. Bliven pleasantly, as
she came back to give an order to some
servant. Not one of these dandies got
out of his chair or laid down his cigar
ette as she looked into the room, but
she didn't notice their bad manners,
and luiaht almost have overheard "The
jolly old girll" that greeted her depart
Mrs. Bliven, In summing up the net
results of her first entertainment, could
not see that she had gained much in the
social scale. It was a disappointment
to her that the fine ladies of New York
had not vouchsafed to come. She felt
that she and her pretty daughter had
already mastered the masculine portion
of society. Indeed, the trim little widow
aiteady had several very promising
flirtations of her own on foot, and as
lor the pretty daughter, she was fairly
besiened by admirers, one old bachelor
in particular, who wrote sonnets to the
"Prairie Flower," as he called Miss
Bliven, and proved himself a nuisance
Mrs. Bliven had a serious talk with
the banker's wife on the subject. Of
course, the New York woman knew
exactly what the trouble was. A good
looking widow from out of the West,
with a pretty daughter and three mill
ions was the worst sort of a detriment.
The mere fact that all the men were
running after her was enouirh to con
demn her in the women's eyes.
"My dear Mrs. Biiven. I'm sure I
don't know what more you can do, ex
cept to try charitable work. Lent is
►soon coming on. There are a dozen
fashionable church and sewing classes
being formed. If you could associate
yourself with some of these 1 think you
would meet many very nice women,
and get to know them better than in a
bail room."
Mrs. Bliven had been going to St.
James' church, which numbered many
of the Four Hundred in its congrega
tion. The rector had called, and ifrs.
Bliven had made a very handsome
Christinas offering to the church. She
decided to go now and offer him her
services as a worker in the vineyard
duiiug Lent. He was, of course, de
lighted. Great wealth, when sanctified
by workSj is as acceptable in the church
as elsewhere.
Bliven met a number of leading
ladies of the parish at the rectory, aft
erward at their houses, aud. finally, had
the ineffable pleasuie of holding a
meeting of the class at her own house.
By the end of Lent she had got to be
on very friendly terms with three or
four matriarchs, a half-dozen Colonial
dames and twenty or thirty other prom
ment women, but she still looked ahead,
with awe and longing, at tUe "hQwline;
swelis," the dinner aauce set, allh6ugh
the banker's wife told her frankly that
it might be years before she could even
get to be on bowing terms with any one
of them.
In one winter's work then Mrs. Bliven
had skirmished all along the line, and
been victorious In every instance ex
cept to penetrate to the very holy of
holies. Money—of course the most ir
resistible factor lever—the open sesame
in New York society, was the chief rea
son of Mrs. Bliven's success. The
beauty ot the pretty daughter and Mrs.
Bliyen's pluck or cheek filled in the
The Blivens went abroad In the
spring, but not before there was a well
defined rumor that the pretty daughter
was engaged to the banker's son, and
not before Mrs. Bliven had had the
satisfaction of exchanging visits in
propria persona with most of the peo
ple worth knowing.
A paragraph in a New Tork paper of
yesterday reads:
"Mrs. and Miss Bliven have returned
from Europe on the Majestic, after an
extensive European tour. They will
occupy the same house on Fifth avenue
that they had last winter, aud are ex
pected to entertain lavishly.
Cheap Holiday Excursion Tickets
To Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Port
land, Boston, Ottawa aud other Eastern
and Canadian points, are now on sale
via the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway. For detailed Information
apply at the "Milwaukee" ticket offices
iv St. l'aul or Minneapolis.
Proceedings of the Board of
County Commissioners of
Ramsey County.
■ 'f
CotMV AVIMTOHS Office, I %
St. Pail, Dec. IT. 189*. t ! *
Board met at 10 a. m.. Commissioner
lliiiinti in the chair. ;j,
Present — Commissioners Daly, Ilnnna,
Laucr, Lnvallee, McCarron and Seng.
Quorum present.
Minutes of last meeting read and approved,
( <>IIIIMI(lll<
From W. S. TimberlHke—For lefundment
of nixes on lots I- mid lit. Lichtcußtciit'ii
bubdi vision of part of Lecche's audition.
Committee on Taxes.
Bonds Submitted— . ■
From times A. Johnson Jr.. County Sur
veyor-elect, in the turn ot 51,000, with Hob
en I*. Lewis and J. \V. Cooper as sureties.
County Attorney.
From Ed 11.' Whitcomb, Coroner-e'ect.
in the- sum of $4,000. with Joseph Ehrmau- U
traut Jr. and John Wagener as sureties.
County Attorney.
From Edmund W. Basilic, Abstract Clerk
elect, In the sum of $20,001. with Frank Rob
ert Jr. and Leon J. St. Pierre.
County Attorney.
The bastardy ease of John Schute. of
Mounds View, wits considered, with a view
of reducing the Judgment apumst the de
Referred to Commissioners Sen?. McCarron
and Daly to investigate and report.
The County Auditor submitted the follow
ing incut, showing the condition of the
road and bridge fund:
Warrant! issued in 1803, paid J894... $3,213.27
Warrants issued in 1894 8t.4f19.81
Am't levied less abatements 21,890.00
81, ;;■:}. <s
Bill allowed, order not drawn 1.853.19
Taxes of 1892 and prior years 2.554.28
Overdraft .... Sl.lSß.oi)
The Auditor was instructed to draw orders
tor all amounts due for road work, the same
to be redeemed in 1S!).">.
From the County Surveyor
St. Pail, Dec. 17, 1876. "
Estimate To. 5 and final of work
... done on Lake Josephine road un
der contract of Nicholas Feyen,
16,095 cubic yards excavation at
12.45 c $4,493.83
1,288 feet,B. Al.,lumber at §15.05 per
1,000....... 20.54
84. 14.
Deduct Estimates Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4.. 3.174.75
Correct: David L. Curtice.
. County Surveyor.
Accented and Disced on file
Reports of Committees.
From the Committee on Taxes,recommend
ing abatement as follows for 1891 taxes:
Broullette Park-
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 1. valua
tion • *. . $100
Lots I. 2, 3. 4. 5. 6, 7, C, 9 and 10,
block valuation 320
Lots 1, :•. 3. 4. 5, 6. 7, 8. 9 and .0,
biocK 3, valuation 320
Lots 1. 2. 3.4. 5. 6, 7, 8, I and 10,
block 4. valuation 810
Lots 3, 6. 7 and 8, block 3, valuation. 125
Lots 5, (".and 7, block 2, valuation.. 100
Sault Ste. Marie Park. 1688, 188J, IS9O, 1801,
1802, WXi, 1894—
Lots 1 and 10. block 2, valuation.... 8100
Lots 1 and 10. block 3, valuation ... 50
Lots 1, 2, 8. 9 and ID, block 4. valua
tion.... 110
Except right of way. 1 and lD.block
1, valuation .. .. . 60
Except right of way, 2 and lO.block
S. valuation 4)
Except right of way, 3, 4, 6 and 7,
block 4, valuation 85
Report adopted.
From the Committee on Claims, recom
mending that the following claims be al
lowed from county revenue fund:
Atcbisou. Smith $1.60
Allen & Co 3.00
Board of Water Commissioners.... 20. :
Board of Waver Commissioners.. „ 8.00 |
Burer, L.... 4.00 ;
Brennan, M. F 2.00
Brown, Treaey & Co 13.20
Brown,Treacy & Co ............. 2.3S
Brown, Treacy Ac Co -..:.......... 12.50
Brown, Treaey & Co. ... ;■;.: .;... 250
Brown, Treacy & Co 4.50 i
Brown, Treaey &Co 15.83 !
Brown, Treacy it Co 3.25 '
Brown, Treacy <fe Co. 7.85
Brown, Treacy & Co 7.00
Brown, Treaey & Co 2.50
Brown, Treacy it Co. .-. '5.80
Brown, Treaey & Co 13.61
Brown, Treacy & Co. 1.80
Brown, Treacy & Co ■ 7.50
Brown, Treacy & Co ." 2.33
Brown, Treaey & Co ... 4109
Brown. Treacy & Co 13.50
Clewett. lieuben 1.6',
Clark, Win.... 2.55
Cunningham, J. \V. & Co 9.'.'5
Curtice, David L 252*00
Curtice, David L 148.0 D '
Chapel, Chas. E 7X9!45
Chapel, Chas. E 280 89
Foiey Bros 8,5.00
Daly. Peter 4 40
Daly. M. II 61.00
Dressel. Gustay 10.00
Edison Electric L. and P. Co .... 53*00
Eberman. \V. S 10 00
Getty. Daniel... 3.'40
Gardie. E 1.60
llanna, David 4.43
Hillir.an, Geo. V 129.
Illllma.ll, Geo. N 68";!.>
Holmes Fuel and 8. Co 22.00
Jennings, John V ;.. 4*55
Koch. Wm... 50 00
Lauer, Char. 4,40
Merrill Laundry Co .. 4.00
Metcalf, M. M ....... , 12.00
Moeller, E. A 51.60
Moeller. E. A 12. ■
McLean, J. R ■ 8.85
McCarron. Chas. F 4 41
O'Connor, R. T 485 70
O'Neil, M. J ;50
Moves Bros. & Cutler 6 00
Northwestern Hardware Co U.ZO
Pioneer Press Co '.* 305
Pioneer Press Co '.] 170
Pioneer Press Co "..".. 1 75
Pioneer Press Co '..; 14*30
Pioneer Press Co ' 210
"PiKOlt. C. X ;;;; 1500
Paradis. Ed R.. 6 00
Roberts. Chas ; 24 00
Smith. 11. M., 'Printing Co 7*oo
Smith, 11. M., Printing Co .*. '8 50
Shoop, Frank ...'.'. 3 75
Shoop, Frank "■"" 25.75
Smith Premier Co ..' 117
St. Paul Workhouse „ . 5722
Schulze, Henry..-. * 3*40
Stevens, Chap. II .." 62 70
Thompson, C. A .".'.'.'.* 2° 05
Report adopted aud bills allowed as re
ported by the committee.
Ayes— Commissioners Duly. Lavallee
McCarron, §eng and Chairman lianua,
From the Same Committee—
Becommending that the following claims
be allowed from the road and bridge fund*
Bowers, J. 10 .*lB
Basel, Wm 7.'.7.7 28.00
Busse, H. F .'.."."..'.'.".".". 24 50
Capistrant, Paul ."..'"* 19 00
Christiansou. Peter 6 75
Curtice. David L , „ ... 400
Curtice. David L 135*00
Feyen, Nicholas 1,339 62
Feyen. Nicholas ?T 53 w)
Gribben Lumber C 0...;... ".!!!'.*" * 83
Hanna, David ['..[ '""" IS 00
Rush, Geo . "*** li%
Kath. Chas... , .'.'..'.'.'.'.'* 15 75
Lang, Jos „,. *"""* 16 50
Lahore. Paul kl . " 4jo
Lang, Martin ..*;* 5*25
Molitor, Jacob 30 00
Martin, John Lumber Co ••-•••• IRS
Peloquin, Felix '„ " it 7"5
Reese, Thos ."11l 67*53
Schulze. Henry. ...*.." 6 79
Seeresr, Thos " * Aitn
viaii, W. II ;;..; "*' Ai'nn
Wagner. Fred .'.""." 2 6'
Report adopted and claims allowed by the
following vote:
Ayes—Commissioners Daly,Lauer.
McCarron, Seng and Chairman llanna.
From the Same Committee—
Recommending that the following "Court
House and City Ball" claims be allowed as
American Aromatic Dis. Co $23.10
Board of Water Commissioners . 28.06
Dowlan, John A Sou 340 "'5
Edison Electric Light & P. Co 16 45
Gas Saving Co 10 00
NoyesßrOß. & Cutler „.,,.... *95
RqblUßOu & Cary Co . , - {{»,., 4 37
meier, J. H., Wagon Co !~r .1 |7f5
or. Paul Paper (!0':.,.\ ......'::.... 8
St. Paul Gas LightC6.... , 168*47
St. Pad Rubber Co 9 15
Maria Urman 1350
Robinson, W, 8., 80 00
McGeary, Geo.Jd<...r. ft ;.... al) QO
Lenhart, Ge'6. C , 8000
Kilshaw. John M 80*00
Report adopted and claims allowed by the
following vote:
Ayes—Commissioners Daly. Lauer, Laval
lee, MoCarron. Seug aud Chairman llauna.
M»tM— None. .
' SAKTA CibAUS soap.
jg|jjp.iSy ijwwww 1 1 ilT^Hi W^ "W (M. be SS iOb Wff Iyl a
vft2r/v!vi^vn&w.S3^ » Mil •* g\ \S B*
ma BAB a. iulrjSEy " m mm h-JB iZr--Z*
From the Same Committee—
Hecornmendinsr that the following claims
be allowed from the poor fund:
Hank of .Minnesota $1.02
Guthuuz & Kockstroh .33
Germania Bank - 1 4<j
Lutz. P. c .72
Knutter, Chas 28 00
Mats, Jos 1.20
People** Ice .33
St'iiliury A C 0... 8.39
Schumacher, A. & O. A ,l->
barings Bankof St. Paul .'JO
Second Notional bank -.. 23.74
Smith Fruit Co .... 1 4:1
West bide Bank - .42
Brown, J. 35.71
Brown, Treacy & Co ..'. 10.57
Board of Water Commissioners..... 19.17
Booth Packing Co yd.
Buschmann, W. E 0.30
Crane & Ordway , 107.1TT
Calvary Cemetery , 29.33
Conger Bros 18.00
Decker. Adam & Co 100
Field, Mahler & Co ."■ 5.00
Frost. W. A. & Co , . 8.( j:t
German Lutheran Cemetery .... 10.00
Godbout, () .. . "22.1.7
Guitcrmann Bros ' 24.00
Gross. W. J 6.03
Ilaasßros 77.55
Hen Bros 10 "0
Hall. A. L :;;.. 8.67
Hanson, 11 18.88
Johnston. Clarence 11 , '" 10.67
Kelly, P. H.. Mer. Co 171.13
Knobioch. H. X 63.47
Kerst & Cecka IS.II
Kfirst (t Brebor 52.10
Kaun'man, W. F 55.07
Knault, Chas. F .*. 69.7?
Liudeke. Warner & S ... . It;. 00
Lutz. P. C . 16.1*3
Lee, Ola! 10.67
Minnesota 'Soap Co 7.47
Maemiler Bros '....' 15.07
Milion Dairy Co 2.5.91 i
Mussetter, L.. 27.50
.McCall, lleury ......". ll.fi:s
Alarti, Geo .*.". 11. I
Michael. Geo. & Co 3.' 97
Miller, Wm 3.07 1
-A'cC.uthy & Donnelly '. 41.33
Martin. Henry 44.10 '
lleihmer. Peter „ 14 37 I
MiVsch. Geo. J.. & Co 18.87 !
Copper & Brass • |
Works ; 8.60
Noyes Bros. & Cutler. 45.21
Nubel. F <j.07
X. Y. Tea Co 66.70
N. W. Telephone Co : 18.00
K. W. Wheel and Foundry Co 16.83
■PftSneer Press C 0... 26.37
People's Ice Co 15.04
Kanisey County Altnshouse 13.53
Ryan Drug Co 27.13
Reeves, S. II ... 7.00
Robinson & Cary Co 2.83
St..Paul Gaslight C 0... 93.10
b'efioeh Grocery Co 89.17
bhpop, Frank ■ 12.53
Sofenson.- A. N. it C 0......... 31.43
Thomas, D. & Co 19.33 !
Union Cemetery COO |
Thaung. J. G 6.67 I
U. S. Clothing Co 11.35 j
Wemott, Howard &C 0.... . .. 28.05,
VYulff. A. L ... 6.00
Youghiogheny & Lehish Coal Co.. 557.35
Report adopted and claims allowed by the
following vote:
Ayes—Commissioners Daly. Lauer, Laval
lee. McCarron. Seng and Chairman Hanua.
From the Same Committee— x
Recommending that the claim of Charles
J. Stees for a>33 be paid and recommended
for refundment by the state.
Report adopted and claim allowed by the
following vote:
Ayes—Commissioners Daly.Lauer.Lavallee,
McCarron. Seng and chairman Hanna.
From the Same Committee-
Recommending that the claim of R. T.
O'Connor in the sum of $3,971 .59 for issuing;
personal tax warrants for 1886-7-8-J-90-1-2-3
be disallowed.
Report of the Committee adopted and claim
disallowed by the following vote:
Ayes—CommissionersDaly.Lauer, avallee,
McCarrou. Seng and Chairman liauna.
From the Same Committee —
Recommending that the claim of 11. J.
O'Brien for SloOfor attending the execution
of Otto Wonuigkeit and Chas. Krmi.sch as
official physician be disallowed.
Report adopted and claim disallowed by |
the following vote:
1 Ayes— Commissioners Daly, Lauer. Laval
lee. McCarron, Seng and Chairman Hanua.
St. Paul, Minn.. Dec. 17, 1894.
To the Honorable Chairman and Members of
the Board of County Commissioners.
Gentlemen: Your committee to whom
was referred a bill in favor of P. 11. Thoring
ton in the sum of 1283.58 —your committee to
whom said matter was referred, after care
fully examining the same, would recommend
that said bill be disallowed. Work claimed
to have been done on Bald Eagle road.
C. F. McCarrox. .
Report adopted and claim disallowed by
the following vote:
Ayes—Commissioners Daly, Lauer, Mc-
Carron. Seng and Chairman Hanna.
Nays—Commissioner Lavallee.
R< solutions.
By Comrnission&r Daly—
"Be it Resolved, That the amount of $53.80
for extra work on pipe culverts on Lake
Josephine road under Nicholas Feyen's
contract, in accordance with bill rendered, is
hereby allowed.
Adopted by the following vote:
Ayes—Commissioners Daly, Lauer, Lavul
lee, McCarfon, Seng and Chairman llanna.
Nays— N"o£e.
By Commissioner Lavallee—
Resolved. That the County Auditor be and
Is hereby authorized to issue a refunding
order to" the London & N. A'est Mortgage
Co. for a sum equal to the amount that they
are entitled to under the law.
Adopted by the following vote:
Ayes—Commissioners Daly. Lauer, Laval
lee. McCarron, Seng and Chairman llauna.
Mays—None. .
By Commissioner Lavallee—
.Be it Resolved, That the Chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners and tho
County Auditor of Ramsey county execute
au assignment of the judgment recovered
against the defendant Davis, in the case of
The Board of County Commissioners against
Jay P. Davis et al, to Richard T. O'Connor,
said indebtedness having been paid to the
county by said Richard T. O'Connor.
By Commissioner Lavall c—
.Resolved, That the county Auditor be and
he is hereby authorized to issue a refunding
order in favor of Josephine M. Smith for the
sum of $55.22. and interest according to law,
being a duplicate assessment of lots 16, 17, 18
of Snow A Miller's subdivision of block 99,
Lyman Dayton's addition to St. Paul.
Adopted by the following vote:
Ayes—Commissioners Daly, Lnuer, La
vallee, McCarrou.Seug and Chairman Banna.
Examination of All County Offices—
The Committee on Public Records and Re
ports was instructed to make a full and com
plete examination of the county offices be
fore Jan. 1. 1895, and report thereon.
The Committee was given power to em
ploy alien clerical help as was deemed neces
sary for this purpose.
Adjourned to Mouday, Deo. 24, 18C4 at 10
M. P. Kain. County Auditor.
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The Dining Car Line to Fargo. Winnipeg, ;
Helena. Butto and the Pacific Northwest.
Dining Cars on Winnipeg and Pa- p^ ;, p^;.
Cilic Coast Trains. £»£' ™J
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and Grand Forks, Graf ton, Winnipeg, Fer
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Pullman First-Class anil Tourist Sleepers,
also Free Colonist Sleepers are run daily oa
through Pacific Coast Trains.
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Third Street. St. Paul.
Chicago Milwaukee A; St.Paul UK
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IS am Forks b C:33p:n
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Forks, Helena, Hutte An
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Buffet Cars. Palace Sleepers. Tourist Cars.
Eastern I*llime*ota Hallway
Huns the only fast train from St. Paul
through Uniou Depots Minneapolis and West
Superior to Dulutii without change of car*.
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Leave. | St Paul Union Depot. I Arrive
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