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CYTHERA A. STEES' STORY ABOUT
THE LOSS OF A PIECE OF
WHICH SHE NOW WANTS BACK
ACCUSES FRANCIS L. SCHRAM OF
UNLAWFULLY SECURING POS-
SESSION OF IT.
MAKES SENSATIONAL CHARGES.
Files an Action Asking the District
Conrt to Right the Alleged
In a suit brought in the district court
by Cythera A. Stees, a wealthy proper
ty owner of the city, against Francis
Li. Schram, she makes sensational
Plaintiff alleges that she is owner in
fee simple absolute of a large quantity
of improved property in St. Paul,
among it being a large double dwelling
house on lot 1, in block 1, of Irvine's
addition, and that this property was
and now is encumbered by a mortgage
given by plaintiff to W. F. Peet to se
cure a promissory note, made on April
10, 1891, and due in three years from
that date; that this mortgage is now
owned and held by Eva H. Lynch, who
is assignee thereof. Plaintiff affirms
that this property was and is valuable
and paying real estate and that plain
tiff had derived therefrom through ren
tals large sums of money from time to
The petition recites further, that as
plaintiff was unacquainted with busi
ness and unable to attend to the man
agement and renting of this property,
she employed defendant to take entire
charge and management of all her
property, and particularly the premises
in question; to rent it and make all
collections and repairs and to pay the
balance to the plaintiff.
From July 24, 1894, up to the present
time, plaintiff alleges, her agent has
collected for her large sums and also
paid money out; that on Sept. 1, 1896,
defendant abused the trust plaintiff
had reposed in him and "wrongfully,
unlawfully and fraudulently" stated
and represented to plaintiff that the
mortgage already referred to, being in
default, had been foreclosed by the
owner thereof and that the time for
the redemption of the property had ex
pired and that the property was no
longer owned by plaintiff ; that her rev
enue from the rentals had thus been
cut off and that "all of said statements
were false and well known by plaintiff
to be false when he made them."
The complainant affirms that she be
lieved defendant's representations to
be true, and relying upon them, made
no effort to collect any rents from the
property or to require defendant to ac
count for them. Defendant is alleged
to have continued in control of the
property and collected the rents with
out the knowledge or consent of
plaintiff, and that he has so contin
ued to conduct affairs up to the pres
ent time; that the property had rent
ed for $45 per month at the time de
fendant had made "false and fraudu
lent representations;" that defendant
has refused to render an account to
plaintiff, and that he "fraudulently,
wrongfully and unlawfully claims to
be entitled to said rents, and has ap
propriated and collected the same to
his own use;" that plaintiff believes
the amount defendant has so convert
ed is $450.
While defendant was acting as her
agent plaintiff alleges that she signed
many papers and leases upon his
•statements to her of their contents
without reading them: that on Sept. 1,
in question, and on several other oc
casions thereafter, defendant "wrong-
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fully, unlawfully and fraudulently"
reiterated his statements about the
foreclosed mortgage, when in truth the
mortgage never had been foreclosed,
and that these statements were made
to her by defendant "to defraud and
According to the petition of April 23,
1597, defendant presented to plaintiff a
paper for her to sign, representing to
her that she must of necessity sign it
in order to protect her interests. The
complaint alleges that he did not ex
plain to her precisely what the paper
was, and that he knew she was not
acquainted with its contents; that she
reposed entire confidence and faith in
him" as her agent and in his honesty
and integrity in his dealings with her
with regard to her property; that she
placed her signature to the paper,
which proved to be a quit claim deed
to the property in controversy.
This deed, plaintiff alleges, was filed
with the register of deeds on Aug. 17,
1897, and that this instrument was nev
er acknowledged by plaintiff according
to law nor authorized by her, and that
it was so presented to her to "cheat
and defraud plaintiff of her right, title
and interest in the property and to
enable defendant to acquire title to
it;" that defendant "falsely and fraud
ulently" pretends and claims to be
owner to the property and appropri
ates the rents and profits from it.
In order that she may have her
rights re-established to the property
plaintiff asks the court to clear the
title and order an accounting by de
fendant of all moneys alleged to have
been received by him as rents from the
property from Sept. 1, 1896; also that
judgment be given against defendant
for any balance found to be due upon
OVER AN ASPHALT CONTRACT.
City of Denver Interested Before
the Conrt of Aiipeals.
The suit of the city of Denver, Col.,
against the Barber Asphalt Paving
company, appealed on an error to the
United States circuit court of the dis
trict of Colorado, was argued yester
day before Justice Brewer and Judges
Sanborn, Thayer and Riner in the
United States circuit court of appeals
by plaintiff in error and submitted on
brief by defendant in error. This is
an action to compel the municipality of
Denver to pay for the paving of cer
tain streets between street railway
tracks. The paving company alleged
in its original complaint that the con
tract it had with the city for certain
paving was about $38,000. On the first
trial of the case plaintiff company re
covered a judgment of $18,289 against
the city for the paving between the
street car tracks. The city carried
the case to the federal court, and th**
judgment was reversed. At the second
trial the paving company recovered
judgment for $24,396, and now the city
has brought the suit up to the court of
By stipulation the case of N. S. Mc-
Donnell against S. J. Burns et al.. ap
pealed from the United States circuit
court of the western district of Mis
souri, was continued until the Decem
Arguments were begun on behalf of
plaintiff in error in the case of the
New York Life Insurance company
against Ida M. Baker, guardian, error
to the United States circuit court of
the district of Nebraska. Further ar
guments were postponed until today.
This is a suit to defeat a Judgment
against the insurance company of a
DISTRICT COURT WORK.
Another Batch of Suits Have Been
Nearly a dozen more suits were filed
with the clerk of the district court yes
terday, one of which was that brought
by Howard Wheeler, as receiver of
tho estate of Henry H. Hahn, against
A. J. Daimon. The petition alleges
that on June 20, 1895, Hahn gave his
note for $150 to John C. Jensen, who
assigned it to the State Bank of St.
Paul; that on Dec. 20, 1895. Hahn
made another note to the bank for $500,
and on Dec. 23, 1895. he made another
note for $125. The bank sued on the
notes and recovered a judgment
against Hahn. It is alleged that Hahn
made a sale of his book accounts for
the purpose of defrauding his credit
ors, the sale being made to defendant.
The accounts amounted in the aggre
gate to $3,000. Petitioner seeks to com
pel defendant to pay over to him all
moneys he has collected on these ac
Banner Lodge No. 4, Ancient Order
of United "Workmen, is sued by Louise
Knauft. She alleges that prior to Oct.
29, 1895, August A. Knauff, her hus
band, was a member in good standing
of the lodge, and on that date he died
after a lingering illness. Defendant
lodge paid to her a policy on his life
for $2,000, and now she wants $162
more for medicine and doctors' bills.
Suit was begun by Charles Temme
against the St. Paul Street Railway
company for personal damages. He
alleges that through neglect defend
ant company failed to keep the snow
cleared for a space of two feet out
side of the rails, and on account of
this plaintiff, who was driving a horse
and cutter, en March 16. 1897. with his
infant child, was upset and thrown out.
Plaintiff alleges that, he was seriously
injured and laid up for five weeks. He
wants $1,000 damages.
The Wheeler & Wilson Manufactur
ing company is sued by Katherine Gal
ley to set aside a certain contract for
a sewing machine valued at $39.
STATE VS. DAWSON SR.
First Criminal Case on the Octo
The first criminal case that will
come up for trial at the October term
of the district court is that of the state
against William Dawson Sr., president
of the defunct Bank of Minnesota, who
is charged with grand larceny in the
first degree in an indictment returned
by the grand jury. County Attorney
Anderson is now preparing the "bill
of particulars" in the case.
Grain Inspection Expense.
A. C Clausen, state grain Inspector, yes
terday submitted a report of the expenses of
his office during the month of August, in the
three districts, for inspecting and weighing
grain, as follows: St. Paul, $384.73; Duluth,
$279.47; Minneapolis, $503.96.
"I like the Gordon better than other
1 hats— it fits the head."
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1897.
SAfE WAS GHAGPD
THE POLICE DISCOVER THAT AN
EXPERT IS TOUCHING THEM
STRONG BOX DRILLED OPEN.
WORK PARTICULARLY AGGRAVAT
ING, AS IT WAS DONE AT 20
NO REWARD FOR THE LABOR DONE
Everything Indicates That the Job
Was Done by a Gennlne "Peter"
—Second in a Week.
An expert job of safe cracking was
accomplished at the offlce of the Le
febvre Roofing and Cornice company,
26 Eighth street, during the early
hours of yesterday morning. The bur
glars secured only 40 cents for their
trouble, but the character of the work,
together with the Hardenbergh robbery
several days ago, shows that there is
undoubtedly an expert safe blower or
two in the city who are out for big
The robbery yesterday was a par
ticularly bold piece of work, as the
safe upon which the burglars operated
stood directly under the window open
ing on Eighth street, where a passing
policeman could not have failed to
be attracted by the light necessary in
the operation of drilling the safe door
or the sounds of the sledge in breaking
of the lock. An entrance to the office
was secured through the front door
by means of a skeleton key. The bur
glars were well prepared, and once in
side set to work boring through the
steel door of the safe. This task was
easily accomplished, but by a miscal
culation the hole was a trifle below the
tumbler, and no headway had been
made. Evidently, lacking time to bore
a second hole, the burglars proceeded
to smash the combination lock with a
sledge hammer. This done, a "punch"
was inserted, when more blows from
the sledge demolished the lock and al
lowed the door to swing open. But the
burglars must have been sorely dis
appointed, for the safe contained only
books and papers and 40 cents in cash.
Appropriating the money and scatter
ing the papers about the offlce floor,
the thieves took their departure, leav
ing the front door open. Nothing was
known of the burglary until discovered
when the place was opened for busi
ness. The police were notified, and De
tectives Daly and Murnane were de
tailed on the case. Besides convincing
themselves that the burglary was the
work of experts, the authorities have
made little progress.
ANNOYED BY BURGLARS.
The family of G. W. Barton, living
at 366 Pleasant avenue, is excited over
three attempts of burglars to enter the
house within the last two weeks.
Wednesday night the thieves made the
last visit shortly after midnight. The
family had retired, when a daughter
of the house was awakened by a noise
at the bedroom window. She heard
foot steps on the porch and some one
repeatedly try to open the window,
stealthily trying first one and then an
other. Later the thieves were heard
working at the lock of the front door.
Last week burglars succeeded in get
ting into the cellar of the house, but
were frightened away by cries from
the occupants. Several nights before
this the lock of the kitchen door had
been partly broken off and a panel
of the door split by the force employed
in an effort to break in. On this occas
ion Miss Barton, saw the burglars from
an up stairs window. There were
three of them. When discovered they
jumped the fence and disappeared in
an alley. Thinking each visit would
be the last the matter was not reported
to the police until yesterday, when the
family became so alarmed that Chief
Goss was requested to have the officer
on the beat particularly guard this
LARGE LOGGING CONTRACT.
W. P. Tearse, Winona, Agrees to
Dank 15,000,000 Feet.
A logging deal was consummated
yesterday by which the contract was
let to W. P. Tearse, of Winona, to bank
1ii. 000,000 feet of logs for a syndicate
of Lindsay & Phelps, of Davenport,
the Cable Lumber company of Daven
port, and the Rock Island Lumber
company, the coming winter. The logs
will be cut in the vicinity of Mansfield,
and will be banked on the St. Croix.
In order to complete it, Mr. Tearse
will be obliged to employ crews of
about 400 to 500 men.
Mr. Tearse, G. W. Cable and George
F. Lindsay, of Davenport, and J.. P.
Weyerhauser. of Rock Island, were at
the Merchants' last evening, and in
discussing the log and lumber situation
agreed that there seemed to be a gen
eral improvement in business all along
the line. The indications are that the
cut the coming winter will be greatly
in advance of that of a year ago. and
tho demand and prices of lumber are
better than for some time past. Mr.
Cable remarked incidentally that the
contract was closed recently by which
O'Neal Brothers, of Stillwater, were
to cut and bank about 25,000,000 feet
of logs for his concern, Laird, Norton
& Co., of Winona; Lamb & Son, of
Clinton, 10., and Weyerhauser &
Denckman, of Rock Island. The logs
will be cut on the Mille Lacs and bank,
ed on Knife river.
REVERSE THE ORDER.
Seattle Men Go East to Make Money
Four enterprising Seattle men landed
In St. Paul yesterday on the Great
Northern overland train. They will
remain here a day or so, after which
they will start for the East, where
they expect to educate the people of
the East and the Middle West on the
gold fields of the Upper Yukon, with
particular reference to the placers of
the famous Klondike.
Equipped with a verj' complete out
fit, including moving pictures, dissolv
ing views and calcium lights, they will
tour the larger cities of the East, and
will show their audiences how and
when to get to the gold fields of the
Capt. B. P. Kunkler is manager of
the expedition, and with him are as
sociated C. H. Dewhurst, secretary;
J. R. Pidduck, treasurer, and L. Mac
lay Rank, press agent. The style of
the combination will be "The Alaska
Illustrators," and out of 300 views of
Alaska showing the route from Seattle
to the Yukon, are a great many views
of the interior of Alaska taken by men
on the ground recently. These will be
shown by means of an electoscope.
Among these will be a picture of the
launching of the steamer Hamilton at
St. Michael's. The route over the
TRY GRAIN-0! TRY GRAIN-0!
Ask your Grocer today to show you a pack
age of GRAIN-O, the new food drink that
takes the place of coffee. The children may
drink it without injury as well as the adult
All who try lt, like it. GRAIN-0 has that
rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, but lt is
made from pure grains, and the most delicate
stomach receives it without distress. % the
price of coffee. 15c. and 25c per package.
Sold by all grocers.
mountains, from Dyea to the lakes,
and thence down the Yukon to Daw
son, are included, and make an inter
esting display. The illustrators are
all Seattle men, and show views of
that city as the-ioutfltting center.
MR. STICKNEY RESUMES.
Further Testimony in the Mlnne-
sota Provision Company Case.
A story got abroad yesterday from
Court Room No. 2, on the third floor
of the court honse, .-where Judge Brill
is patiently listening to reams of tes
timony in the Minnesota Packing and'
Provision company a case, that Mr.
Squires, of counsel for the defense, and
A. B. Stickney, witness for the plaint
iff, had one of those times, and that
the court had to interfere to preserve
order. The story traveled around
among the law offices, but was mainly
What really happened was this:
There was a written statement of the
affairs of the Union: Stock Yards com
pany, which it was believed Mr. Stick
ney referred to in a letter to Philip
Shufeldt. Upon adjournment Wednes
day afternoon, the court sustained the
objection of Mr. Kellogg to the admis
sion of the statement as evidence, on
the ground that the connection estab
lished was too remote. In the mean
time Mr. Stickney found that the state
ment in question was the one referred
to in his letter, and so objection to its
introduction was withdrawn.
Mr. Squires proceeded to cross-exam
ine Mr. Stickney on the statement.
Mr. Squires wanted Mr. Stickney to
answer some of his questions, "yes" or
"no." Mr. Stickney said he would an
swer them in his own way, if Mr.
Squires would permit him to do so.
Mr. Squires extended the permission,
after the court had ruled that Mr.
Stickney need not confine his responses
to the words "yes" and "no."
Constantine W. Benson, one of the
London stockholders in the Union
Stock Yards company, was the first
witness called yesterday. Mr. Benson
said that he first met Philip Shufeldt
in England. Last spring he came to
St. Paul and urged Shufeldt to prepare
a statement of the company's assets
and liabilities, but Shufeldt, he said,
asked for further time.
Mr. Benson testified that, on March
11, he had the necessary legal papers
served on Shufeldt requiring him to
give the information wanted. Shufeldt,
he said, requested a postponement.
But none was granted, and the next
day March 12, the witness proceeded
with Messrs. Stickney and Kellogg to
the offices of the Minnesota company
at South St. Paul. There they met
Attorney Squires and Frank Clifton.
They demanded -to see the books, but
the demand was refused. Then fol
lowed the application for a receiver.
On cross-examination Mr. Benson said
he did not examine the statement of
assets and liabilities sent to England,
as he did not consider the statement
gave the required information.
Court adjourned until 10 a. m. today.
Struck hy a Cahle Car.
A. Harminal, living at 567 Conway street,
was knocked down by a cable car at Fourth
and St. Peter streets shortly before 6 o'clock
last evening. The car had partially slowed up
at the time and Mr. Harminal was only slight
ly injured, being able to proceed to his home.
POLICY OF PARLIAMENT.
Bank of England Carrying It Out,
Says a High Official.
LONDON, Sept. 23. — The protest
which the London bankers drew up at
their meeting in the clearing house
yesterday against the policy of the
governor of the Bank of England in
announcing its willingness to maintain
one-fifth of its bullion reserve in silver,
was presented to the bank today. The
resolution is accompanied by a formal
letter, and the resolution itself is in
the name of the clearing house asso
ciation, as, although the members were
not .represented at the meeting, a ma
jority of the membership was repre
sented and unanimously adopted the
resolution, which is as follows:
"That this meeting entirely disapproves of
the Bank of England agreeing to exercise
the option permitted by the act of 18S4. of
holding one-fifth or any otlier proportion what
ever of silver as a reserve against the circu
lation of the Bank of England notes.
"That a copy of this resolution be sent
to the Bank of England, the prime minister,
the first lord of the treasury and the chan
cellor of the exchequer."
An organized movement has begun
to induce other commercial bodies to
protest against the announcement of
the governor of the Bank of England.
A high official, who was a partici
pant in the negotiations between the
United States bimetallic commissioners
and the British cabinet, said today to
a representative of the Associated
Press: "I fear the bankers will fright
en the government into receding from
their stand for bimetallism. They
have forgotten that parliament unani
mously resolved measures to secure a
stable par of exchange between gold
and silver, and Sir Michael Hicks-
Beach (the chancellor of the excheq
uer) pledged himself to do all in his
power to carry the resolution into ef
fect. The English public has forgotten
also that ten of the fourteen members
of the agricultural commission signed
a report recommending bimetallism as
a palliative for the agricultural de
pression in England. The public and
newspapers seem to think the govern
ment "is influenced merely by desire to
secure the good will of the United
States when it is attempting to carry
out the declared policy of parliament."
TRAGIC PLEASURE TRIP.
Ship Captain Killed With His "Wife
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23— Among
the cabin passengers who arrived from
the Orient on the steamer City of Pek
ing were Mrs. A. Nichols, Miss M.
Nichols and the former's little son,
who are en route from Hong Kong to
their home in Bath, Me., alter having
passed through a terrible experience.
They left New York in March last on
board the ship Abner Coburn, of which
Mrs. Nichols' husband was the cap
tain, for a pleasure trip to Hong Kong, j
June 19 the Coburn ran into a gale.
Sail was shortened and everything
made as snug as possible, but just as
Capt Nichols was coming up the com
panion way to take an observation, a
big sea washed ever the stern, smashed
the wheel, rolled the two steersmen in
to the scuppers and hurled the skipper
down the companionway, inflicting in
juries from which he died- eight hours
later. Chief Officer M. L. Marks was
thrown against one of the boats and
seriously hurt. The storm continued
for two days after the captain died,
but the second officer, J. F. Nichols, a
son of the skipper, rigged up a jury
rudder and navigated the vessel for
fifteen days, during which time Chief
Officer Marks was confined to his
berth. Capt. Nichols was burieO at
sea. his son reading the burial servico
as his remains were consigned to the
deep. The Coburn arrived at Hong
Kong in time for Mrs. Nichols and her
family to catch the City of Peking
GEN. PA3Z "WOUNDED.
The Commander ot" Rerolntionnry
Forces In Nicaragua.
MANAGUA, -Nicaragua, Sept. 23.—
(Via Galveston, Tex.)— Gen. Paiz, the
commander of the revolutionary forces,
is reported to have : been wounded in
the leg during the battle fought yes
terday near Rivas with the goverment
troops, and which is said to have re
sulted in a complete victory for the
latter. The foreign consuls here have
sent a petition to President Zelaya,
asking him to release from the prison
at Grenada Senor Ebeeche, the consul
general of Costa Rica, and to allow
him to reside, on parole, at the house
of one of the consuls here.
To Cnt Red Cliff Timber.
"WASHINGTON. Sept. 23.— The acting secre
tary of the interior has awarded the contract
for the timber on the Red Cliff Indian reser
vation, Wisconsin, to P. B. Gilbert, oi Du
luth. at bis bid of $416,464.
DOESfI'T SAY A WO^D
ANNIE HANSON SO WELI_ BE
HAVED SHE WILI, BE SENT
JOHNSON TO BE EXAMINED.
THE COUNTY BOARD CONSIDERS
THE CASE OF THE TWO DE
TURNED BACK ON THE COUNTY.
The Man to Be Taken Before Pro
bate Judge for Dismissal or
There was a special meeting of the
board of county commissioners yester
day, at which the question of what dis
position should be made of Ole John
son and Anna Hanson was considered.
They are the aged couple who were re
turned to Ramsey county from the in
sane asylum at St. Peter, last Tues
day, because they were "not fit sub
jects to be treated in an insane asy
lum." Mayor Doran presided at the
session, and the board of control was
represented by Director Edward H.
Judson and Secretary O. J. Tong. Dep
uty Sheriff Robert appeared for Sher
iff Wagener, and County Attorney An
derson was on hand to furnish the com
missioners with legal advice on ques
tions raised as to the county's respon
sibility in the matter.
Chairman Doran stated that from
what he had learned about the cases
and the law under which the infirm old
people had been dismissed from the
asylum, the county would have to take
some action for their care. He asked
Mr. Judson if they could not be provid
ed for at the poorhouse.
"That institution is wholly unfit for
imbeciles," replied the director. "No
body is employed there to care for such
people, and unless Johnson and the
Hanson woman are abie to wash and
dress themselves and otherwise provide
for their own wants, I cannot figure
how they could get along at the poor
"I understand that both of those peo
ple can attend to their own wants,"
said Commissioner Kellermann "They
have been well trained during tneir
years of incarceration at St. Peter."
"Well, from what I have learned
about them," put in Director Judson
"they would fare very badly at the
"You mean that there is nobody in
the poor house to watch over them
l°,._sV^ er them if th *y shoul <l take
•% ™ le^ ye of the institution?" que
ried Mr. Doran.
"There is only one paid employe to
look after the wards and the wants of
inmates, said Director Judson "No
body is paid to care for insane or im- !
becile persons, and I question whether !
any of the employes would assume
such responsibilities. This case thor
oughly demonstrates how much Ram- 1
sey county is in need of another ward
at the poor house for the care of just
such people. As the situation stands
it would not be just to the other old
inmates to faust upon them people
who have been discarded from an in
"But you could care for them tem
porarily, could you not?" asked Com
"Not if they are dements; in fact I
don't see how they can possibly be
received at the poor house. They are
not fit subjects to harbor there. Who
knows whether they are harmless or
"The woman is harmless and well
trained," said Commissioner Quehl.
"She hasn't spoken a word since she
came to the county jail. I don't know
anything about the man."
"I talked with Johnson this morn
ing," said Commissioner Kellermann.
"He could not understand English very
well, but when I made it known to him
that he probably would go to the poor
farm, he brightened up and said:
'Three meals?' meaning to ask, I take
it, if he would get three meals a day."
At this point the commissioners asked
that the couple should be brought be
fore them and sent for City Physician
Ancker to examine them.
Deputy Sheriff Dahl appeared with
Johnson and the Hanson woman, ac
companied by Matron Acres. Through
an interpreter Johnson talked quite
freely, but the woman, who is a little,
shrivelled-up character, could not be
induced to say anything. Johnson is
a powerfully built man, who stands
fully six feet high. He claims to be
sixty-seven years of age, but his fea
tures are remarkably well preserved
for one who has been confined in an
insane asylum nearly thirty years. He
said that he was born in Sweden, _but
that before coming to this country he
lived for years in Norway. He could
not recollect just when he was sent to
the asylum. After coming to the
United States he settled on a farm in
Ramsey county, near St. Paul, as a
laborer, but whose farm it was he
could not remember. He was taken ill
and brought to the city hospital, from
which institution he was sent to St.
Peter. He had no relatives that he
could remember — in fact, the most -es
sential points about his past -were a
blank to him. Johnson said that at the
St. Peter institution he had worked on
the farm for years until recently, when
he served in the laundry of the asy
lum. During his conversation with the
interpreter. Dr. Ancker observed John
son closely and also the Hanson wom
an. Matron Acres told him that the
woman attended to her own wants at j
the jail, and that she had developed a
"I would recommend," said Dr. Anc
ker, finally, "that the commissioners
send the "woman to the poor house.
She is apparently harmless, and I think
she would get along very well there.
But in Johnson's case I do not feel i
like assuming the resDonsibility of ree- i
ommending him to be sent there. I !
don't like the man's physiogomy. Phys
ically, he looks to be a powerful fellow, |
and 'his head and features indicate to |
me that he really is insane. He may
be a desperate man, and if sent to the
poor house there is no saying what he
might do to the other patients."
The board resumed its sitting and
agreed on Dr. Ancker's suggestion as
to the woman. Director Judson said he
would have her transported to the alms
house this morning. It was decided
that Johnson should be sent to the pro
bate court today on a warrant charg
ing him with insanity. After the hear
ing the man and the Hanson woman
were returned to the county jail, and
under instructions from the commis
sioners Deputy Sheriff Robert swore
to an information against Johnson.
His case will come up this afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock. He will be examined
in his own language by two physicians,
and If he is declared to be insane he
will be sent to the Rochester asylum;
if found not to J">° insane he will be
set at liberty. Thus thf county will
find a way to get rid of him, and as
one of the commissioners put it, es
tablish a precedent for the hospital
physicians in other cases of re-exam
ination for the purpose of sending pa
tients back upon the county.
Calling; In Old Rides.
Capt. Converse, the state military storekeep
er, is making an effort to recover about 600
old style rifles which have been loaned out
to Grand Army posts, Sons of Veterans and
other private organizations. As soon as they
are in they will be exchanged -with the gov
ernment for a later model of gun for use
in the state militia companies.
(Bilk Headq uar lars *f th* JC orthweat ) « lobe-9-24-'_t7
BIXTH AND ROBERT STS., ST. PAUL
The Object of All
Our advertising- is to tell you afiout our business — clearly,
plainly, convincingly, as one man talks to another. But we
don't tell you of half the Friday bargains in this ad. Come
and see for yourself. You'll save car fare on the smallest
Hundreds of people are supply
ing their Winter Underwear wants
here NOW, notwithstanding the
Women's Medium Weight Swiss-
Ribbed Merino Vests, white or nat
ural — the new tariff price ri»| AA
g..r_._. sl ". 5a M-M
Children's Underwear and School
Hosiery in great quantities. A visit
to the Hosiery aisle will pay you.
The best Mocha Gloves made, in
good style, with 2 clasps, one of the
strongest and best gloves fl*| A/|
for walking and cycling. !ft|
Our price V*«vV
See our fine line of Walking
Gloves, in Fisk, Clark & Flagg
Russia tan; also our Ladies' Chev
rettes, for street wear.
Our new Art Embroidery Depart
ment has sprung* into popular fa
vor. It is the rig*ht thing* at the
right time. When in the store visit
the Third Floor.
KHLLINEHY DEPARTMENT- We are showing a nice
line of street Hats at prices ranging- from $7.50 to $12.00. All
the latest Walking*, Cycling and Tourist Hats. Children's
Trimmed Hats in great variety at from $5.00 to $6.00; also
Tarns, Napoleons and nobby plain Hats.
THE CLOCK'S FAULT.
How It Confused a Citizen "With an
liujuisi." . .• Jaw.
"Hi! There you! Haven't you about got
that block surrounded?" asked a Piety Hill
policeman to a Warren avenue man at 3
o'clock the other morning, says the Detroit
"Well, I dunno, wot ls it t-h-h-h-hlc you?
Can't I walk home wizzout a policeman tag
gin' m' around?"
"No, I should say not, at the rate you've
been walking .round that block. Do you
know how many times you've been around?"
"No. Say, 'v been roun' morn once?"
"Well, I've been watching you for half an
hour and you've just made your sixth cir
cuit. I don't know how long you were walk
ing before I saw you."
"•'Zat so? Say, maybe I am little tangled
up. I thought I wuz toler'bly sober. Come
'long Cass avenue, y'know, an' looked up at
that clock on ther h-h-h-i-high school, an' it
said 12 o'clock. Jus' 'sas plain as day.
"I ttyned down Warren avenue towards
home, y' know, er thought I did, an' I looked
an' saw that clock agin. Jus' passed ther
blamed thing on ther other side, y' know.
"That mixed m'up. But I kep' goin'. Wen
I got to Second avenue, y'know I looked an'
I saw ther blamed thing agin. That made
three sides I seen ther thing on. That mixed
1 m'up agin.
"But I kep' goin' and wen I got to Forest
av'nue I saw ther darned clock agin. That
j made four sides, an' then I wuz all mixed.
After that I didn't know wich side I wuz on.
! I s'pose I kep' goin'. I dunno. You say I
"Well, well," said the policeman, "don't
you know that high school clock has four
faces to it?"
"Four? Say, m'friend, I counted sixty.
Yezzir, sixty, an' ther wuz no signs o' lettin'
''Well, I guess you'd better let me take you
"Take m'home? Well, I guess not. I've
! got a little of ther speerit uv investig-h-hic
' shun 'bout me. I'm goin' to see how many
sides th'are to that blamed clock, anyway."
"All right, go ahead."
And the policeman walked away. He had
not got more than a block when he heard the
anti-sobriety man call out:
"Zhay! Shay? Mister Copper! Kin you tell
me wich side I'm on now?"
"You're on Cass."
A half-hour later the policeman came back.
His friend was still walking around.
"Well, how many have you counted now?"
"Hundred 'n 'leven. I'm goin' ter giv'
And when the policeman turned the key in
his door for him the lamp was stiil burning.
Interesting Statistics in Regard to
the Practice of Eating Hniuan
A manuscript recently discovered in the
neighborhood of Cairo gives some interest
ing information ln regard to cannibalism,
says the New York Herald. For thousands
of years the fashion of eating human flesh
prevailed in Cairo and the adjoining country.
The object. howTOTer. was not to satisfy hun
ger, but rather to lionor the dead. Only the
arms and legs were eaten, and, for all we
know to the contrary, the remaining por
tions of the bodies were treated with be
Taking this established fact as a starting
point, Flinders Petrie, the eminent Eng
lish archaeologist, recently set himself to
study the psychology of anthropophagy,
and he was soon in possession of several
other equally remarkab'.e facts. For ex
ample, he learned that of every hundred
persons who eat human flesh twenty do so
with the object of honoring their dead as
well as of securing their good will, and thus .
obtaining for themselves perfect happiness
in the next world. Such is the custom of
the Thibetans, as well as of the Australian
and South American aborigines. The Thib
etans were especially wont to hold most im
pressive religious ceremonies while the can
nibalistic feasts were going on.
The Samoides do not hesitate to eat their
parents, and in defense of their conduct
they maintain that the dead will thus live
more happily and altogether more comfort
ably ia the future life. In ancient times
certain tribes invariably ate their deceased
friends and relatives, as they considered that
it would be a monstrous thing to hand them
over to the tender mercies of the worms.
All cannibals, however, are not actuated by
such unselfish motives. According to a writ
er in the Journal dcs Debats, many can
nibals eat human flesh with the object of ob
taining direct benefits thereby. Thus we are
told that 19 per cent of them eat the most
stalwart warriors who fall in battle, with
the hope of increasing their own courage,
and that they also eat dead children, with
the object of thus recovering their lost
youth. Again, 10 per cent eat their nearest
relatives through religious motives, since
they hope thus to escape the wrath of the
gods. Moreover, 5 per cent eat human flesh
because they hope In this manner to punish
those whom they are eating.
There is room for much further investiga
tion in this direction, and those who know
We wish to call to your attention the fact
that we are meeting the unholy cut in a
the price for printing lawyers' briefs Jt»»
and p;iper books made b.v powers Ma* 1%
operating type-setting machines who. »l|f
over a year ago. whipped printers \*s
without machines into charging $1.00 a ';■_,
page for this class of work. We are W
compelled to meet their price of fifty If
cents a page or leave the field, and we J^
will not do that. We are Ailing orders
in the same prompt and correct way that has
always chracterized our work and at a reduc
tion of fifty per cent from the legal
a rate. We will welcome back our old
yAv customers who have been enticed
jflka*. away by the low prices made in this
machine war against flesh and blood.
EHy Watch our daily ! announcement and
quotations of prices. Our specialties
' *-\. for this week are: 1000 business cards
for 81.00. and 1000 No. 6*4 50 pound No.
1 rag white envelopes printed f0r51.25.
j Abbott Printing Company, 91 Cnion Blook.
Wash Goods Dept.
Extra Special — 50 pieces of _
Outing- Flannel, light colors, Jj£
worth 8c a yard, for
Lace Curtain Sale.
Hundreds of pairs have been sold,
but fresh lots have arrived. The
greatest curtain values ever offered
in St. Paul. A few quotations:
$7.50 Brussels Lace $4.90
$8.50 Brussels Lace $5.70
$10.50 Brussels Lace $6.65
$12.00 Brussels Lace... $8.00
$4.50 Irish Point Curtains. ..$2-85
$5.00 Irish Point Curtains. . .$3.50
$6.00 Irish Point Curtains. .$4.00
$9.00 Real Renaissance $5.80
$12.00 Real Renaissance $8-00
$16.00 Real Renaissance $10.00
$3.75 Real Bagdads, good
colorings, Friday only.. $2.50
Special — Hair Mattresses, full 40
lbs. pure curled hair, fl*|A AT
made to order in best # 7»)
20c Toothbrushes Be.
Another lot of those fine Jap- Q
anese Tooth Brushes, the 20c _C,
kind. Special, each
Mr. Petrie are confident that he will ln tho
near future discover many more equally in
teresting facts regarding cannibalism.
HIS MEAX way out op it.
Declared It Was Xot a Joke at All,
bnt a Pact.
"Oh, said the two months' bride to the
girl friend who had called, "Charley did
the meanest thing last night, 1 wouldn't
have beleived it of him."
"Do tell me what it was, asked the girl
"Well, you know we were having some par
lor amusements, or thinking about having
some, when lt happened. It was just after
dinner. Charley had been reading some sup
posedly funny paragraphs in the evening
paper. They were so poor they actually
made me faint. Finally I told him that I
could do better than that myself."'
"What, at making jokes?" interrupted the
"Why, yes. of course."
"Well, what happened?"
"Why, of course, he was sure I couldn't."
"Just like a man."
"But he was mistaken."
"Do tell me all about lt."
"Well, he wagered me a three-pound box
of candy and all the soda water I could
drink that I couldn't make a joke."
"And you did it right away."
"Yes, it didn't take me Sve minutes."
"What was tlie joke."
"Well, you know we had that lovely blue
china set that he bought last week on the
table and "
"It is lovely."
"And I just took my inspiration from that."
"You know the teapot has a shepherd in
blue upon it."
"Well, my joke was the supposed conversa
tion between two fashionable girls on the
milk pitcher of the chocolate brown set that
mamma gave us. I ran: 'Why don't you
associate with that gentleman over there?"
and the reply was, 'He's not in our set.'
Well, I had the teapot in my hand when I
made the joke, and just as I told it I let the
teapot fall. Now comes the mean part.
Charley used such a mean subterfuge. He
repeated the joke, then looked at the pieces
of the teapot on the floor and then, as I
demanded the fulfillment of my wager said,
"That's no joke, that's a fact."
At a watering place in the Pyrenees, says
a French journal, the conversation at table
turned upon a wonderful echo to be heard
some distance off on the Franco-Spanish
frontier. "It is astonishing," said an in
habitant of Garonne. "As soon as you have
spoken you hear distinctly the voice leap
from rock to rock, from precipice to preci
pice and as soon as it has passed the frontier
the echo assumes the Spanish accent."
BIRTHS AND DEATHS.
John J. Morris Katie K. Kirby
John E. Enzquist Frances A. Brunner
Ernest Rossman Lizzie Urbach
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick H. Webb Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lantry Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith Boy
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Rappe Boy
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Murray Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Becker Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Stone Boy
Air. and Mrs. Peter Denzer Girl
Mr. and Mrs. John Senkowitz Boy
Mr. and Mrs. John Schneatz Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Baum Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Franzwa Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hammerlindi Girl
Hugo Crapsey, 984 Case st 3 mos
John Peter Sticken, 537 Blair st 3 mO3
Isabel Sigers, 545 Mississippi st 46 yrs
Alexander Tucker, 675 Magnolia st 24 hrs
Mary Cuity 225 Spruce st
FREEMAN— Mrs. S. A. Freeman, C 94 Carroll
street, died at 1 o'clock this morning, Sept.
24. Funeral notice later. Boston, Mass.,
papers please copy.
KIPP— In St. Paul. .Minn., Sept. 22d, 1597,
at family residence, No. 856 Dayton avenue,
Viola Bf., oldest daughter of Orrin and
Carrie A. Kipp. aged twenty-one years.
Funeral services Friday, the 24th inst., at
4 o'clock p. m. Interment at Henderson,
Minn. Friends invited.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
ST. AGATHA'S CONSERVATORY
Of Slnaio and Art.
2C East Exchange St, St Paul.
Piano, violin, guitar, banjo and mandolin
taught. Lessons given ln drawing and paint
ing. Call or send for prospectus.
ST. JOSEPH'S ACADEMY KOK UIKL3,
St. Paul. Minn.
Conducted by Sisters of St. Joseph.
The scholastic year opens Sept. 7. Excep
tional advantages for music and art Con
nected with the Academy Is a Kindergarten.
For catalogues apply to the directress.
The Oldest and Best Appointed Studio in the
1850 /7/7^frtc^rz^^ 1897
19 and 101 EA»>T SIXTH STREET.
(Opposite Metropolitan Opera Ilouse.)
Exquisite Photography. "Tho New Photo."
Outdoor and commercial work a specialty.
Mr. Zimmerman's Personal Attention to Ap
pointments. Telephone 1071.